Former Ainsworth CEO Gladstone appointed company chairman

first_img Regions: Oceania Australia Tags: Slot Machines Former Ainsworth CEO Gladstone appointed company chairman 27th September 2019 | By Daniel O’Boyle Former Ainsworth Game Technology chief executive Danny Gladstone has been appointed as the new chairman of the board at the Australian gaming machines and content provider, while current chairman Graeme Campbell will step down on 26 September, the company announced. Former Ainsworth Game Technology chief executive Danny Gladstone has been appointed as the new chairman of the board at the Australian gaming machines and content provider, while current chairman Graeme Campbell will step down on 26 September, the company announced.Gladstone became chief executive at Ainsworth in 2007 and stepped down in June, but continues to serve on the board as a non-executive director. Ainsworth chief executive Lawrence Levy said Gladstone’s experience should be a major boost to the company.“We are pleased to welcome Danny to his new position as Chairman of Ainsworth Game Technology following the AGM,” Levy said. “This appointment provides us with a greater ability to utilise Danny’s vast industry experience and strong customer relationships. I look forward to working closely with him to drive future growth and profitability.The moves come amid financial difficulties for Ainsworth, after the company announced a 66% decline in annual profit in August, three months after issuing a profit warning. The company said the struggles were mostly due to a 43% decline in sales in Australia.Campbell will continue to serve as a non-executive director after he steps down, as well as the newly-recreated role of lead independent director.“We are also reinstating the role of lead independent Director. This recognizes the importance of governance and independence in ensuring the Board operates effectively,” Levy said. “Graeme will provide leadership to the independent directors and advise the Board on matters where there may be an actual or perceived conflict of interest.“We appreciate Graeme’s much-valued contribution to Ainsworth and we look forward to working with him in this role.” Casino & games AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Casino & games People Slotslast_img read more

Scientific Games signs regional lottery deal in Germany

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 14th May 2020 | By contenteditor Regions: Europe Central and Eastern Europe Germany Topics: Lottery Scientific Games expanded its partnership with German state lottery Lotto Thüringen, to provide instant win titles from 2021. Scientific Games signs regional lottery deal in Germany Tags: Online Gambling Scientific Games expanded its partnership with German state lottery Lotto Thüringen, to provide instant win titles from 2021.Scientific Games has worked with Lotto Thüringen for more than two decades and currently serves all 16 state lotteries in Germany.The three-year contract, covering digital instant win titles, comes with a one-year extension option. “This is one of the few lottery markets in Germany that continues to grow; our growth is largely driven by instant products, therefore, we plan to further develop our portfolio of instant games sold at retail as well as offer our players digital instant games to enjoy at home and via mobile,” Lotto Thüringen chief executive Jochen Staschewski said.John Schulz, senior vice president of instant products at Scientific Games, added: “We have offered Lotto Thüringen instant game products with value adds that have proven ability to responsibly increase revenue for our lottery customers around the world.“The potential of instant games, sold both at retail and online/mobile, is not fully realised in Europe however they are the biggest and most successful lottery product category in the US and still growing.”Last month, Scientific Games also signed a four-year extension to its technology contract with long-term partner Staatliche Lotterieverwaltung (Lotto Bayern), the state lottery of the German state of Bavaria.Scientific Games this week revealed a 13.0% decline in revenue to $725m in the first quarter, while losses increased to $159m as the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) hit the business in terms of lower revenue and higher impairment costs. Lotterylast_img read more

Fidelity Bank Plc (FIDELI.ng) HY2018 Interim Report

first_imgFidelity Bank Plc (FIDELI.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about Fidelity Bank Plc (FIDELI.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Fidelity Bank Plc (FIDELI.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Fidelity Bank Plc (FIDELI.ng)  2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileFidelity Bank Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services for the individual, commercial and corporate sectors. Its extensive full-service personal and business offering ranges from transactional accounts, online banking, loans and term deposits to money market, treasury services loans and advances, commercial support overdrafts, equipment leasing finance and trade, working capital, project, asset and syndicate finance. Fidelity Bank Plc operates through 225 business offices, 730 ATMs and 3 853 point-of-sale channels. Founded in 18=987 and formerly known as Fidelity Union Merchant Bank, the company changed its name to Fidelity Bank Plc in 1999. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Fidelity Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

FTSE shares: is the Warren Buffett market indicator flashing caution?

first_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Enter Your Email Address Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. The FTSE 100 index finished April with a strong monthly gain on hopes of a post-coronavirus V-shaped recovery. Yet it slumped deep into the red on 1 May. London’s top benchmark dived 2.3% on Friday after having recorded around an 8% rally last month. As I write, I see that Monday may also be a down day.And the falls may not yet be over if Warren Buffett’s favourite market indicator holds true in the rest of the year. But despite a potential decline in May, Mr Buffett himself has just told investors to be invested in the markets for the long run. And I agree.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Are markets getting expensive?Analysts worldwide constantly work out whether stocks are cheap or expensive. Given the recent run-up in the markets, many investors are wondering whether they should be concerned about how markets could behave in the coming months.Here’s where the ‘Buffett Indicator’ may come in. According to Mr Buffett, the undisputed master of value investing, it may be the “best single measure of where valuations stand at any given moment“.This share market predictor now signals that broader markets are somewhat expensive. At the end of April, it hit a record high, according to various reports. Put another way, the overall confidence of market participants may be out of step with the broader economy. Let me first highlight that the Buffet Indicator takes the total market capitalisation (market cap) of US stocks and divides it by the quarterly gross domestic product (GDP) of the US. Thus it measures US equities and not the FTSE 100. So the US market cap-to-GDP ratio currently indicates caution. But if Wall Street falls hard, then the FTSE 100 can also be affected.Have you watched Buffett’s meeting online?On 2 May, Buffett spoke at his firm Berkshire Hathaway‘s annual meeting that was available to watch for global investors online. There were two main takeaways for me. The first is that the ‘Oracle of Omaha” isn’t buying US stocks yet. He said that he didn’t yet find value in any major acquisitions amid the pandemic decline in shares.His inaction could also potentially confirm the US market warning we’re getting from the Buffett Indicator.Is he right about the markets at this point? Predicting what indices and shares globally or in the UK may do in the coming months is anyone’s guess. However, if we were to get further worrying health or economic news, then investors may indeed be tempted to sell the markets soon and ask questions later.Yet history tells us that markets tend to recover from losses, only to make new highs. And timing the market in the short run is difficult, especially for the average investor.During the meeting, Buffett also underlined his firm belief that investors who buy stocks for the long run now will be amply rewarded. His emphasis was on disciplined, long-term investing over decades. And that was my second takeaway for the day.Foolish takeawayAnalysts use different measures to estimate whether broader markets are undervalued or overvalued. And the Buffett Indicator is only one of them.There are several FTSE 100 companies I’d consider buying for the long run, especially if there is any further weakness in their share prices. They include AstraZeneca, BT Group, British American Tobacco, Diageo, LLoyds, Ocado, and Smith & Nephew.center_img tezcang has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Berkshire Hathaway (B shares). The Motley Fool UK has recommended Diageo and Lloyds Banking Group and recommends the following options: long January 2021 $200 calls on Berkshire Hathaway (B shares), short January 2021 $200 puts on Berkshire Hathaway (B shares), and short June 2020 $205 calls on Berkshire Hathaway (B shares). Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares FTSE shares: is the Warren Buffett market indicator flashing caution? See all posts by Tezcan Gecgil, PhD Tezcan Gecgil, PhD | Monday, 4th May, 2020 “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”last_img read more

Forget Lloyds! I’d buy this FTSE 100 dividend stock to get rich and retire early

first_img Roland Head has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Lloyds Banking Group and Sage Group. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. See all posts by Roland Head Image source: Getty Images. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Sharescenter_img Enter Your Email Address Forget Lloyds! I’d buy this FTSE 100 dividend stock to get rich and retire early I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Roland Head | Friday, 15th May, 2020 | More on: LLOY SGE This year’s stock market crash has seen many FTSE 100 dividend stocks suspend their payout. Some of these stocks — like Lloyds Banking Group (LSE: LLOY) — had high dividend yields and were mostly owned by investors for the income they provided.Should investors stay put at Lloyds and wait for dividends to return? Or are there better options elsewhere? Today I want to take a look at a FTSE 100 dividend stock I think could help you retire early.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Lloyds: an investment disaster?The idea of owning high-yield dividend stocks is that you can hold them for long periods and receive a decent investment return from income alone.Lloyds hasn’t always lived up to this ideal. Although dividends rose steadily from about 1995 to 2008, payouts were then suspended until 2015. When the dividend did come back, it was only a fraction.Lloyds’ long-suffering shareholders have now seen their dividends cancelled again, thanks to a blanket ruling from the UK regulator in March.The bank’s share price action hasn’t provided much consolation. The Lloyds share price has fallen by 50% over the last year and by more than 65% over the last five years. Longer-term shareholders have seen even bigger losses — Lloyds stock is worth nearly 95% less than it was 20 years ago.The stock has provided some generous dividends during this period, but they aren’t enough to wipe out such big losses.Hunting for quality dividend stocksI’ve been bullish on the recovery prospects for big banks in the past, and I’ve owned some of these shares myself. But I’m starting to think these big businesses are too dependent on external factors outside their control, such as interest rates and regulatory changes.This year’s stock market crash has made me look harder for companies that can control their own destinies and deliver sustainable growth.The dividend stock I want to look at next ticks all of these boxes, in my view. FTSE 100 firm Sage Group (LSE: SGE) provides accountancy software for millions of businesses around the world.While Lloyds’ share price has been grinding lower over the last five years, Sage shares have risen by 12%. Since the financial crisis in 2008, Sage’s dividend has risen from 7.3p per share to 16.9p per share.Is this the right time to buy dividend stocks?The coronavirus pandemic is an extreme situation. We still don’t know what the full impact will be on the global economy, but in its half-year report this week, Sage warned of “a slowdown in new customer acquisition”.So far, the company has not cut its dividend. Indeed, the interim dividend for this year has been increased by 2.5%, reflecting the group’s strong financial position.Sage generates an operating profit margin of more than 20% and only has a small amount of debt. That’s why the company can afford to be confident with its dividend at this uncertain time.Although the shares aren’t cheap and offer a dividend yield of just 2.5%, I think Sage’s long-term growth will continue. In my view, this is probably the kind of dividend stock that long-term investors should buy.last_img read more

One To Three / Create + Think Design Studio

first_img Houses Photographs:  Figure x Lee Kuo-Min Studio Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/795980/one-to-three-create-plus-think-design-studio Clipboard Year:  Save this picture!© Figure x Lee Kuo-Min Studio+ 37 Share Projects “COPY” CopyHouses•Taiwan (ROC) “COPY” One To Three / Create + Think Design Studio Architects: Create + Think Design Studio Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img 2013 One To Three / Create + Think Design StudioSave this projectSaveOne To Three / Create + Think Design Studio ArchDaily Manufacturers: Agape, B&B Italia, BANG & OLUFSEN, Boffi, Carl Hansen, Herman MillerDesign Director:Arthur HoDesigner:Nicole ChangSite Supervisor:Ying ChouCountry:Taiwan (ROC)More SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Figure x Lee Kuo-Min StudioRecommended ProductsWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsCeramicsGrespaniaWall Tiles – Wabi SabiDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteOne To ThreeDesirably situated in proximity to Keelung River and a small park directly in front, the property is enveloped on two sides by an L-shape sliding glass doors, with a balcony to enjoy the view of Keelung River in the distance or the greenery of the park down below.  Save this picture!© Figure x Lee Kuo-Min StudioAs the total floor plan resembles approximately a perfect square, the long wood cabinet transfigures this single space from one to three distinctive sections: the relaxation space wrapped by the sliding doors, the sleeping quarter of master and guest bedroom, and the culinary area of kitchen and wine cellar.Save this picture!PlanRelaxationLounging in front of the cabinet structure and facing out toward the glass doors, this space of relaxation is encased, like a box full of surprises, by concrete ceiling and floor.  Serving as the main visual focus and a contrast in texture, the upside down U-shaped stainless-steel central island adds cool sexiness to the warmth from the grain pattern of the cabinetry.  The warmth of the wood stretches from the entrance to the reading area.Save this picture!© Figure x Lee Kuo-Min StudioAs the steel structure expands into an elongated bar, the doors of the cabinetry open in various ways to reveal the multi functions hidden behind, such as music equipment, wine storage, espresso machine, and light faire food preparation counter.Save this picture!© Figure x Lee Kuo-Min StudioThe steel structure links the three sub-sectors of the relaxation space: living room, dining area, and reading area, which is partitioned with metal frame accordion glass doors.  When closed, the reading area is a distinct and separate section off the relaxation space.  When opened, the entire space becomes a great room, connecting with the greenery outside through the L-shaped sliding glass doors.Save this picture!© Figure x Lee Kuo-Min StudioIt is a place of exuberance where the host, with his friends and family, can enjoy exquisite food and fine wine.  This concrete box reflects and records the moments of living.Save this picture!© Figure x Lee Kuo-Min StudioSleepThe media center cleverly separates the bed and closet in the master bedroom.  Wood element fuses the bathroom with the sleeping area, yet the clear glass subtly divides the different functionalities.  The combination of classic footing of the tub, rugged masonry counter, and the Roman X desk legs creates an aura of Tuscan villa.Save this picture!© Figure x Lee Kuo-Min StudioFrom Sleep to CulinaryCulinary The culinary area is as pristine as the kitchen of a three-star Michelin restaurant, further enhanced with an oval table made from solid wood and a wine cellar containing the owner’s immaculate wine collection.  When the owner hosts a party, sumptuous banquets and luscious wines flow from here into the concrete box. Ces’t la vie!Save this picture!© Figure x Lee Kuo-Min StudioProject gallerySee allShow lessTic Tric Trac / baumschlager eberleSelected ProjectsOpen Call : Jeonnam Museum of Art International Architectural Design CompetitionBuilt Projects & Masterplans Share CopyAbout this officeCreate + Think Design StudioOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlass#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTaiwan (ROC)Published on September 30, 2016Cite: “One To Three / Create + Think Design Studio” 30 Sep 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Area:  232 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/795980/one-to-three-create-plus-think-design-studio Clipboard Taiwan (ROC)last_img read more

CNY workers back down bosses

first_imgSyracuse, N.Y. — Workers in central New York state are battling wages too low to live on and wage theft with the help of the Workers Center of Central New York. On March 17, Workers Center organizers Rebecca Fuentes and Nikeeta Slade led a dramatic direct action to support a local restaurant worker.Organizer Nikeeta Slade strategizes with Workers Center.Photo: Rebecca FuentesThomas Colabufo had not received his final paycheck a month after leaving his job at Modern Malt, a “boutique” diner in the gentrifying Syracuse downtown area. After Colabufo’s spouse was leafleted about wage theft by Workers Center activists on the street, she contacted the Center for help.The result was a determined group of 12 people — students, teachers, workers and retirees — who marched with Colabufo, his spouse Velvet and their child into the diner. They insisted on meeting with the owner and handed him a letter demanding the missing check be paid that day. There was a tense confrontation with the boss, who resorted to the usual verbal tricks — denying the problem, blaming the worker, name-calling and trying to provoke supporters. The owner ordered everyone off his property, which he interpreted as including the public sidewalk!The Workers Center contingent stood firm. Despite the owner shouting loudly, “Tomorrow!” within two hours he had backed down and Colabufo had the hard-earned paycheck in his hand. The Workers Center-Central New York, a “grassroots organization focused on workplace and economic justice,” has conducted successful local actions against wage theft in construction, food service and janitorial services. (workerscentercny.org)On March 15, farmworkers and Workers Center members Víctor Hernández and Antonio Salinas had travelled to the New York state capital, Albany, to join 5,000 other workers at a massive Fight for $15 rally. At a press conference, Hernández explained that he and his co-workers labored 72 hours a week for $9 an hour — not enough to pay their rent. He said $15 an hour for all workers would enable him to buy adequate nutrition to work the long hours. Big dairy farm owners and agricultural growers are mounting loud opposition to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed statewide hike of the minimum wage to $15.A wide range of people, from farmworkers, custodians and airport wheelchair attendants to health care workers, attended the rally, sponsored by the Service Employees International Union. Various community groups attended to give support, including All* Above All, an organization working to restore and expand abortion coverage for low-income women. The group’s statement said: “We stand with Fight for $15 because ALL* of us deserve justice, respect and compassion, whether in our health care decisions or in our jobs.” (AllAboveAll.org)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Hathaway-Sycamores Holds Learning Lab Dedication Ceremony

first_img 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 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News Hathaway-Sycamores Board Member Annsley Strong, Hathaway-Sycamores Board Member Renée LaBran, Hathaway-Sycamores President & CEO Debbie Manners, Hathaway-Sycamores Board Member Michael Galper and Malcom Boyd. Photo credit Mary Kay WilsonHathaway-Sycamores Board Member Henry Matson and his wife Paulette Matson trying out the new Computer Lab. Photo credit Mary Kay WilsonCommunity members joined friends and supporters at Hathaway-Sycamores’ Highland Park Family Resource Center for the dedication of a new Computer Lab, the latest addition to the agency’s Learning Lab. The Computer Lab is decked out with twenty new laptop computers available for at-risk area youth to use free of charge. The new addition to the Learning Lab was made possible by a generous gift from Long Beach philanthropists Paulette and Henry Matson. The Matsons are longtime supporters of Hathaway-Sycamores in general and of the Learning Lab in particular.Speaking to the assembled guests, Henry explained his passion for the work done at the Learning Lab. He recalled his first visit to the Lab when Simon Gee, then the Lab’s Manager, shared a box of letters from grateful former students.Hathaway-Sycamores Board Member Henry Matson, Learning Lab Manager Mabel Ramirez and Learning Lab student Javier Reyes. Photo credit Mary Kay Wilson“Many were struggling when they came to the Lab but with help of tutors were able to achieve success.” Henry realized that the Learning Lab changes lives. “The chance to go to college changes the trajectory of that student’s life,” Henry said. “When their lives change, they also change their own families. And when families change, communities change. We change communities one student at a time.”Hathaway-Sycamores President & CEO Debbie Manners thanked Henry and Paulette Matson for their commitment to making a difference in the lives of children and families and presented them with a framed photo of the Matsons with kids from the Learning Lab and photo book from last year’s Celebrating Children Awards Reception – which honored the Matsons – and a proclamation from Los Angeles City Councilmember Jose Huizar.The Learning Lab – which serves area students ages 5 to 18 – provides a safe place to study after school, including access to computers and printers. Open Monday through Thursday from 3:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Learning Lab personnel also provide tutoring, SAT prep, and assistance completing college applications. Nineteen local public schools refer students to the Family Resource Center, and it is the only free resource of its kind in the Northeast Los Angeles community.Area high school students who have taken advantage of the Family Resource Center’s tutoring, SAT prep, and college-application assistance have earned acceptance – often accompanied by full-ride scholarships – at Ivy League and other top-rated universities. In recent years these have included Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, Brown University, University of California (Los Angeles, Irvine, Berkeley) and the University of Southern California. Additionally, teens who completed the Center’s SAT prep course boosted their SAT scores by more than 150 points, and students who received tutoring improved their grades by at least one letter grade and – in some instances – two letter grades.The Learning Lab is part of Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services’ Family Resource Center recently restored, eye-catching Craftsman home located at 840 N. Ave. 66 in Highland Park. The 110-year-old structure – which was designated Historic-Cultural Monument (#411) in 1989 – today houses clinicians and program personnel for the agency’s Highland Park Family Resource Center which also provides therapeutic and other support services to area children, teens and families.About Hathaway-SycamoresHathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services is a highly respected mental health and welfare agency with 11 locations throughout Southern California. For over 112 years, we have been dedicated to nurturing hope, healing, and the opportunity to thrive for children, youth, young adults, and families facing serious life challenges. Hathaway-Sycamores’ comprehensive array of programs and services – which touch nearly 7,000 lives annually – include: residential treatment; intensive treatment foster care; transitional living assistance for emancipated foster youth; outpatient and school-based mental health services; wraparound/in-home services; psychiatric services; psychological testing; educational support services; and afterschool tutoring/enrichment. Accredited by The Joint Commission and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Hathaway-Sycamores is licensed by the Community Care Licensing Division of the California Department of Social Services and is certified by the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. To learn more, visit http://www.hathaway-sycamores.org. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff HerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRub This All Over Your Body And He’s Guaranteed To Swoon Over YouHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWomen Love These Great Tips To Making Your Teeth Look WhiterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img Community News Business News 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. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Giving Back Hathaway-Sycamores Holds Learning Lab Dedication Ceremony Guests tour the new Computer Lab at the agency’s Family Resource Center From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, March 28, 2016 | 7:41 pm Community News Subscribelast_img read more

To residential landlords – how 2018 tax compliant are you?

first_imgLifestyleNewsPropertyTo residential landlords – how 2018 tax compliant are you?By Rose Rushe – June 8, 2018 2339 Kathleen Turner | #WeAreLimerick Episode 32 Linkedin Advertisement Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Email Podcast: Joanne Ryan | WeAreLimerick Episode 31 For Rent Real Estate Sign in Front of HouseOurs is a fast moving world for landlords of residential private property, operating now in a market so under-stocked that Government intervention smacked rent caps on many urban and commuter zones. This Limerick Post feature, one of two, is not concerned with the politics/ morality of government strategy or of property owners looking to turn a buck but takes a close look at what landlords should be looking closely at: their tax returns. Our focus group in mind is the smaller owner who expanded prior to 2008 or more recently during the market low when cash sales ruled. In the post-boom years of doom, unemployment rose, income fell and taxes and charges issued by a starved Exchequer helped fill the deficit. Housing stock was vacated by the thousands and thousands who emigrated with their skillset and earning capacity. There were no buyers.Ten years on, that lunar landscape has changed and acquisitive vulture funds circle. Property Page met with tax expert Roy Finucane, director of the award winning Tax Assist Accountants firm on Roches Street, to keep up with these changing times and relevant legislation.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Roy Finucane of TaxAssistAny punter can collect a suite of printed informational handouts from his front office, providing us generously with guidance  in the sea of rising and falling income thresholds, taxes, surcharges and compulsory  State registers such as Local Property Tax as well as Water Charges, the latter lapsed in controversy.“First of all, the single most important action for any landlord working in the present market is to have their property placed in registration on the Rental Tenancies Board (RTB). This is the single biggest thing for a landlord who has a mortgage to offset. You cannot claim tax relief on the interest paid with first registering with the RTB.“The other thing to be conscious of is that mortgage interest relief has risen working off 80 per cent of interest paid in 2017, then rising to 85 per cent in 2018 and hereafter.”Mortgage holders are issued annually by their lender with their certificate of their cumulative interest paid on the loan. It is this exact figure that interests Revenue.“Other things that people may not know about are the supports for social housing if you give your property over to the local authorities for accommodation. There are various schemes such HAP and RAS. If this is your situation, the mortgage interest relief is set at 100 per cent.“This is an incentive set by government strategy to open out more stock to local authorities around the country. People go into social housing schemes for the security of tenancy but rental income is set at lower than the market rate.”    Interview contiinues herecenter_img Previous articleTo residential landlords – how 2018 tax compliant are you? Part 2Next articlePippa O’Connor Ormond’s POCO by Pippa to pop up in Castletroy Rose Rushehttp://www.limerickpost.ieCommercial Features and Arts Editor at Limerick Post Kevin’s journey from special branch to the political heartland Average Limerick city homeowners paying €2,595 on their mortgage TechPost | John Lacey – Episode 5 Print TAGShapInterviewlandlordlandlordsmortgagePropertyRoy Finucanetaxtenant RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Land Without God | #WeAreLimerick Episode 30last_img read more

How DNA, genetic genealogy led to arrest in 1997 cold case killing of 28-year-old Georgia woman: Police

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) — Twenty-one years after a 28-year-old woman was found dead in her Georgia bedroom, DNA and genetic genealogy have led to a suspect’s arrest, authorities said.Jerry Lee is accused of killing 28-year-old marketing professional and church youth counselor Lorrie Ann Smith in her home in 1997, police said.When Lee was identified, he was still living less than a mile away from the victim, Fulton County Police Lt. Twanesa Howard told ABC News.The case dates back to the morning of May 25, 1997, when Smith’s parents made a gruesome discovery: their daughter was dead in her bedroom, shot several times in the back, the Fulton County Police said.Her father, James Smith, had gone to wake his daughter up for church, he told ABC Atlanta affiliate WSB last year.When he opened the door “she was in her blood on the floor,” he said. “I thought that was the end of me right there.”Smith fought back during the attack and “a significant amount of the suspect’s blood was found in the home,” police said.As authorities investigated, they found no sign of forced entry, robbery or sexual assault.Years went by without an arrest. Then this year, through genetic genealogy testing, police found a familial match to the suspect, Howard said. As that match was narrowed down, police identified Lee as the closest living relative; no other relatives lived in that area at that time, Howard said.Police obtained a search warrant to collect the DNA of Lee, who was was still living less than a mile away from the victim.Lee’s DNA was collected and submitted to state investigators, who compared his DNA to the DNA from the crime scene. A match was found.Lee had no felony criminal record, Howard said. In Georgia only a convicted felon’s DNA is entered into the system, she said.“Despite a reward of more than $30,000 and DNA tests conducted on more than 100 individuals over the last 21 years, police had been unable to positively identify the suspect until this week,” Fulton County Police said in a news release.Lee was arrested at a hotel in Alabama and then brought to Georgia on Thursday and booked at the Fulton County Jail.He was charged with murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, according to records.He was due to make his first court appearance on Friday. It was not immediately clear if he had an attorney.“We have some relief,” the Smith family said in a statement to WSB. “One chapter has closed, but there are new ones opening with trials, sentencing and all that we will be learning about the next phase of the process.” Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more