In addition, Flutter said over half of the margin reduction reflected strategic investment ahead of the return of sports following the Covid-19 shutdown, as it focused on key promotions such as FanDuel’s ‘Spread the love’ campaigns and ‘Odds Boost’ offers. However, Paddy Power Betfair retail revenue slipped 1.3% to £74m, due to the impact of continuing novel coronavirus (Covid-19) restrictions in place across the UK and Ireland. Some 97% of retail sites were open in the period due to the relaxation of measures, but local restrictions meant some shops had to close for at least part of the quarter. In a trading update, Flutter said total revenue for the three months through to 30 September amounted to £1.33bn (€1.49bn/$1.76bn), up from £1.04bn in the same period last year. Email Address Flutter raises expectations amid 30% revenue growth in Q3 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Analysing the performance of each of Flutter’s divisions, the core Paddy Power Betfair business saw overall revenue climb 9.0% year-on-year to £351m, with sports revenue up 5% and gaming revenue 31%. Flutter Entertainment raised its earnings guidance after it reported a 30% year-on-year pro forma increase in revenue for Q3, powered by growth within all of its divisions except of UK and Irish retail. In the US, Flutter said it anticipates generating more than $850m in net revenue due to better-than-expected new customer volumes, but associated investment means it now expects an EBITDA loss in the US of between £160m and 180m. “During the quarter we continued to expand our recreational customer base while bringing our businesses together.” “We are now a truly global business with significant scale,” Jackson said. “As such we are in a unique position to respond to the many opportunities we see across our growing markets. Flutter also used the trading update to highlight a number of key developments in the US in Q3, including that it acquired over 450,000 new customers across the country during the period, with FanDuel active sportsbook players doubling year-on-year. Switching attention to the PokerStars business and revenue was up by 5.0% to £262m, due to a 6% growth in gaming revenue and 3% rise in sports revenue, though this figure was well below Q2. Average daily gaming customers climbed 23%, with Flutter saying just over a third of players acquired or reactivated in Q2 continued to play on PokerStars’ casino and poker platforms. Regions: UK & Ireland US Australia Meanwhile, in Australia, revenue from the Sportsbet business rocketed 76% to £320m, making it Flutter’s second highest source of income behind Paddy Power Betfair. The operation is solely focused on sports betting, with Flutter yet to roll out gaming services in the country. In addition, the migration of BetEasy customers over to the Sportsbet platform in September, ahead of the key Spring Carnival period, had a major impact on revenue growth. To date, customers accounting for over 90% of BetEasy’s revenue in the 12 months prior to migration have engaged with Sportsbet. Q3 results 2020 SBG gaming revenue also hiked 27% in Q3 due to recreational customer growth, with Flutter saying average daily customers was up 44% year-on-year. Flutter also noted the Sky Vegas gaming platform is now integrated with PokerStars’ ‘Group Gaming Network’, which it said will increase the speed with which additional gaming content can be provided to customers. Retail gaming revenue was up 22%, though sports betting revenue fell 9%. 11th November 2020 | By Robert Fletcher Flutter highlighted a number of key developments in Australia, including an 86% increase in average daily customers during Q3, as well as a shift of players from retail to online as local lockdowns and other Covid-19 restrictions remained in place. Though poker revenue fell 10% and returned to pre-Covid-19 run-rates, this decline was more than offset by a stronger performance in casino, where revenue was up 32% year-on-year. In terms of new launches, FanDuel’s online sportsbook went live in Illinois, with the brand also moving into Tennessee after the quarter and launches in both Michigan and Virginia planned in the coming months. Sportsbook stakes hiked 155% to £1.25bn, with stakes in existing states more than doubling. Net revenue margin was down from 5.2% in Q3 of 2019 to 2.1%, due to increased investment in customer acquisition on the back of better-than-forecast new player engagement launched ahead of National Football League season. “Flutter’s performance in the third quarter exceeded our expectations in both sports and gaming,” Flutter chief executive Peter Jackson said. “Our strong trading continued as we grew market share in key regions while retaining our commitment to safer gambling practices. Elsewhere, revenue from the Sky Betting and Gaming (SBG) business increased by 26.2% to £231m. Sports revenue was up 26%, helped by a 6% increase in sportsbook stakes and good underlying customer activity during the quarter. Tags: Flutter Paddy Power Sportsbet Topics: Finance Online casino Q3 results 2020 Online sports betting Retail sports betting The operator also agreed new strategic media and marketing deals with Turner Sports and sports radio group Entercom, both of which were brokered through its FanDuel business. “Looking ahead, whilst the outlook with respect to Covid-19 remains uncertain, we are confident that our business is well positioned to capture further growth in a sustainable and responsible way.” Growth here was primarily due to the performance of online, where revenue was up 12.6% to £278m. This, Flutter said, was driven by a 51.0% rise in average daily customers, as well as the launch of its ‘Unified Gaming Experience’ which combines all casino content into single customer propositions for Paddy Power and Betfair customers. In terms of gaming, revenue increased to £62m after what Flutter described as “excellent customer engagement” in Q3, with average daily customers up more than five-fold. However, it was in the US where Flutter saw the most growth, with revenue here jumping 82% to £161m for the quarter. Sports revenue was up 36%, but gaming revenue rocketed by 299% year-on-year, with some 1.8m real-money active customers engaged across all of its platforms in the country. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Looking towards the rest of the year, Flutter said assuming normalised net revenue margins remain and there is no major disruption to sports calendars, group earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA), excluding the US, should be between £1.28bn and £1.35bn. This is higher than the original forecast of £1.18bn to £1.33bn.
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Save this picture!Courtesy of matharoo associates+ 23 Share “COPY” Year: ArchDaily Parents House In Ajmer / Matharoo Associates Parents House In Ajmer / Matharoo AssociatesSave this projectSaveParents House In Ajmer / Matharoo Associates CopyHouses•Ajmer, India Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/205070/parents-house-in-ajmer-matharoo-associates Clipboard Projects 2009 Text description provided by the architects. The Rajasthani city of Ajmer is an important destination on the Muslim pilgrimage trail and its suburb Pushkar also bears huge religious significance for Hindus. With a complex, dense and at times chaotic urban grain, despite its mofussil flotsam Ajmer exudes a slow pace of life. Pensioners typically retire to Ajmer, eager to enjoy its adjacency to both the Aravali foothills and lake below and retreat into laid back twilight years.Save this picture!Courtesy of matharoo associatesRecommended ProductsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Arctic White – Colorfeel CollectionStonesFranken-SchotterFlooring and Wall Tiles – Dietfurt LimestoneGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60 PassivhausThe Urban Cast is a residence for the architect’s elderly parents and their visiting sons, daughter and grand children. Conceived as an exercise in the optimal use of space, detail and material, these are refined to their bare essentials. The $22,000 house fits snugly into a humble plot left over by the ramshackle development of Ajmer’s fringes.Save this picture!Courtesy of matharoo associatesWith a small budget and a meager 8m x 20m site, the arrangement of the house is derived from an aspiration to enhance the tight spaces afforded by the plot’s footprint. Save this picture!Courtesy of matharoo associatesA 4.5m wide statutory margin to the front, a 3m one to the rear and 2.5m ones at the sides are left open, save for a porch and garage permitted by Ajmer’s planning regulations. The place of the garage is taken up by house’s master bedroom, as it ironically grants the most generous views and thus exerts the most control over the house. Likewise, the two remaining bedrooms are promoted to above the core of the house, creating a clear channel that runs right through the length of the plot and captures the mountain breeze as it drifts down to the city below. This enables both the living spaces and bedrooms to straddle and steal unimpeded axial views out west to the city below to the eastern foothills above.Save this picture!Courtesy of matharoo associatesThe key space that the entire composition orbits around is the lofty family area. It grants an ability to be able to be at the core of the house, feel a stack-effect induced breeze run around one’s body and seemingly inflate the concrete building. A 750mm wide bridge and undercroft consolidate the house’s circulation at a vantage point from which one can perceive the house at large. Wherever strictly necessary, ceiling heights rise to a level allowing the safe accommodation of overhead fans and form raised sleeping podiums on the floor above, eliminating the need for beds. Likewise, these podiums are echoed on the roof terrace above to provide a sitting and outdoor sleeping place for the family and grand children. Two stories interlock to fit snugly inside a single story volume. Save this picture!Courtesy of matharoo associatesThe simplest possible structural system of 150mm walls and slabs is used throughout, as the thinnest walls possible maximize the house’s usable space. So too, the construction of the house faithfully adheres to the numerology of a 900mm x 900mm module interspersed by runner bands of 150mm. Dictated by the only steel formwork sheets available to the contractor these were the leftovers from the architect’s previous endeavour in the city, the nearby Rajasthan Hospital. Save this picture!Courtesy of matharoo associatesThis attitude towards an economy of ends underlies all thinking behind the house. Despite a final cost of only US$150 per sq m, all fittings are repeated bespoke designs, locally fabricated and intended to surpass the roles normally expected of the quotidian elements of building: The opening systems allow for security, the control of natural light, the ingress of the mountain breeze and protection from insects in a simple louvre design composed from bent and riveted GI sheets; Likewise, these same sheets that acted as formwork when the house’s concrete was cast are augmented to become bastardized elements of building. Recycled in the aforementioned kitchen cabinet system to house utensils and conceal services, the denouement of the idea is at the main gate, which still bears the scars of its adjacency to curing concrete. Throughout, the house tries to tell its own story through the multi-valency of its detail. Save this picture!Courtesy of matharoo associatesResultAs the hand laid polished terrazzo floor sits against the dull sheen of the exposed GI fixtures and concrete backdrop, the house is rendered as shifting hues of grey by the harsh sunlight’s soft strike. The house seeks its aesthetic in these tangible statements of economy, as we as architects found its forms in an economy of means. Save this picture!SectionUpon being confronted with the problem of customizing the formwork for four different concrete staircases, the form of that which runs between the ground and the first floor is transformed through rotating it 90 and deployed wherever a steeper ascent is needed: This augmented replica is cast three times to unite the roof terraces with the water tower, quadrupling the mileage of the pieces of ply formwork. Unable to pander to traditional aesthetic values of plushness, The Urban Cast becomes an investment of economic invention throughout both its conception and form, attempting to celebrate the banality of design restricted by a harsh budget and deliver the most economical concrete house in the world.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow less’REACH: The Architecture of The Freelon Group’ ExhibitionArticlesVideo: ‘Architecture Export – Created in Styria’Articles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/205070/parents-house-in-ajmer-matharoo-associates Clipboard Area: 167 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Architects: Matharoo Associates Area Area of this architecture project India CopyAbout this officeMatharoo AssociatesOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesAjmerIndiaPublished on February 13, 2012Cite: “Parents House In Ajmer / Matharoo Associates” 13 Feb 2012. 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Merlot (Richelieu) CopyHouses•Tours, France ArchDaily Projects Cazy-Guillaume Rue Losserand / atelier 100architectureSave this projectSaveRue Losserand / atelier 100architecture ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/552688/rue-losserand-atelier-100architecture Clipboard Rue Losserand / atelier 100architecture “COPY” Masonry: Houses Save this picture!© Brice Desrez+ 23 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/552688/rue-losserand-atelier-100architecture Clipboard Area: 61 m² Area: 61 m² Photographs France Architects: atelier 100architecture Area Area of this architecture project Carpenter: Plaster:PlakisodecoElectrician/Heat:Munch-PolgeIngeneer:Wood-structureBudget:100.000 eurosCity:ToursCountry:FranceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Brice DesrezRecommended ProductsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWoodBlumer LehmannCNC Production for Wood ProjectsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagCladding for Exterior CabinetsText description provided by the architects. This construction has been built in the historic center of Tours. It has three 20m2 levels.Save this picture!© Brice DesrezThe whole building has a wooden structure and all pieces are assembeled to avoid using any metallic pieces. All the pieces of wood have been designed by ingeneer in order to get a dry, clean and quick construction.Save this picture!© Brice DesrezThe distribution is quite simple and can be red from the outer elevation :-Ground floor : living room and kitchen-First floor : main bedroom and bathroom-Second floor : two little bedrooms.Save this picture!© Brice DesrezStrait stairs do the distribution between the levels All materials have been chosen in order to integrate as much as possible in the old disctrict and the house is very discreet.Save this picture!© Brice DesrezProject gallerySee allShow lessDEFACED Makes a Stand Against Controversial Demolition of NYC Graffiti MeccaUnbuilt ProjectEbisu Town House / Naoya Kawabe Architect & AssociatesSelected Projects Share photographs: Brice DesrezPhotographs: Brice Desrez “COPY” CopyAbout this officeatelier 100architectureOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesToursHousesFrancePublished on October 11, 2014Cite: “Rue Losserand / atelier 100architecture” 11 Oct 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Products used in this ProjectWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityEngineering:Lino Correia EngenhariaFinance Director:Carla Duarte – cfoPrincipal Architects:Henrique Marques & Rui DinisCollaborating Architects:Rui Rodrigues, Sérgio Rocha, Rui Miguel, Vasco Giesta, Pedro SilvaCity:PenafielCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGText description provided by the architects. Based on the genetic of the place, the intervention holds, as the main goal, the creation of a contemporary space without disturbing the peace of the countryside area.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGA pure volume, with rectangular base, is adjusted to the ground and opens into the green landscape. The volumetric purity, desired by the customer, sets the mood for the project and the new inhabitant of the place is, now, one of the terraced fields of the perfectly balanced ground.Save this picture!Construction DetailThus, the act of inhabiting unfolds through the volume of concrete, pure, raw, adjusted to the ground, just waiting to grow old as the days go by… reflecting the life of the countryside.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGCheck the article we featured last year showing the construction process of this house.Originally published on 29 October, 2014Project gallerySee allShow lessOetlisberg Housing / Urben Seyboth ArchitektenSelected ProjectsDesert Courtyard House / Wendell Burnette ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Year: Houses “COPY” Sambade House / spaceworkers Manufacturers: Geberit, Sika, panoramah!®, Duravit, Fabri, Kerion, Leds-C4, Ofa, QUICK-STEP, Roca, Uponor, Viroc, Acor, Jofebar, Rubi Ceramic, Serralharia Fernandes Graca, Spectrolux, Unibeton Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description “COPY” Architects: spaceworkers Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/562727/sambade-house-spaceworkers Clipboard 2014 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/562727/sambade-house-spaceworkers Clipboard Sambade House / spaceworkersSave this projectSaveSambade House / spaceworkers Photographs Portugal Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projects ArchDaily CopyAbout this officespaceworkersOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesFernando GuerraFG+SGPenafielIcebergPortugalPublished on June 15, 2019Cite: “Sambade House / spaceworkers” [Casa de Sambade / spaceworkers] 15 Jun 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
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TAGSLimerick Institute of TechnologyMarian DugganVice president of equality & diversityVincent Cunnane WhatsApp Previous articleRound the clock confession to take place in the Augustinian ChurchNext articleWorkers and businesses need clarity and certainty during red weather alerts says Limerick TD Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Advertisement Marian Duggan, Dean, Flexible Learning-Vice President Equality and Diversity, LIT. Picture: Alan PlaceMarian Duggan has been appointed the first ever Vice President of Equality & Diversity at Limerick Institute of Technology.Ms Duggan’s position follows on from the national Higher Education Authority report National Review of Gender Equality in Irish Higher Education Institutions, which recommended the position of Vice-President of Equality be created in third level institutions.Ms Duggan, who joined LIT in September 2001 as a Lecturer in Accounting & Finance, and was later promoted to Head of the School of Business & Humanities took up her new position as Dean of Flexible Learning & VP Equality & Diversity last month.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up President of LIT, Professor Vincent Cunnane said, “LIT is a place of diversity, and what we do is fundamentally about inclusion. Through Marian’s appointment as VP Equality & Diversity, LIT is recognising our responsibilities in this space and believing in the ethos that this role carries with it. I wish Marian the best of luck in the role”Through this new role, the Chartered Accountant plans to create, support and encourage even more diversity among both the staff and student population at LIT.“My main objectives as VP Equality & Diversity are to promote, communicate, and support these objectives of equality, diversity and inclusion throughout LIT, while one of my goals over the coming year is to prepare an application for an Athena SWAN Bronze award.” said Marian Duggan“One of objectives of the Higher Education System Performance Framework 2018-2020 is to significantly improve the equality of opportunity through education and training. I see first hand everyday how education opens up so many opportunities to our young people and those returning to education later in life.“In a fair and equal society such opportunities should, and can be, open to all, irrespective of gender, socio-economic background, race, creed or disability. I am privileged to be in a position to work to ensure this happens and to ensure our student body reflects the diversity and social mix of Ireland’s population,” concluded Ms Duggan.More about education here. Twitter Facebook Limerick Institute of Technology awarded €750,000 capital grant towards works on its five campuses Limerick Institute of Technology launch new app to facilitate energy renovation upskilling Email Limerick colleges recognised at Irish Games Fleadh 2020 Linkedin Limerick Institute of Technology president takes up office as Chair of THEA board for 2020 Print NewsLimerick Institute of Technology appoints Vice President of Equality and DiversityBy Staff Reporter – March 7, 2018 1240 Limerick’s Student Radio Station Wired FM Celebrates 25 Years on Air Limerick Institute of Technology researcher calls for ban on cigarette vending machines RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR
News Updates’Fiscal Policy Matter’: Madras HC Dismisses Plea Seeking Enhancement Of Cash Benefits For Ration Card Holders [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK30 April 2020 5:11 AMShare This – xThe Madras High Court on Friday dismissed a petition seeking enhancement of the cash benefit of Rs. 1,000/- being provided to the Ration Card Holders in the state of Tamil Nadu during the lockdown. The petition filed by Advocate K. Bharathi stated that the financial assistance of Rs. 1,000/- for the ration card holders was inadequate in face of extension of the lockdown period. He…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Madras High Court on Friday dismissed a petition seeking enhancement of the cash benefit of Rs. 1,000/- being provided to the Ration Card Holders in the state of Tamil Nadu during the lockdown. The petition filed by Advocate K. Bharathi stated that the financial assistance of Rs. 1,000/- for the ration card holders was inadequate in face of extension of the lockdown period. He further pointed out that no package or relief had been announced for downtrodden people including casual workers, daily wage workers, contract and unorganized Sectors. He had thus sought a direction to the Government to provide a monetary relief of Rs.15,000/- each to ration card holders in Tamil Nadu due to the adverse impact of Covid-19 and the consequent National lock down. While the court took judicial notice of the fact that the country was facing an economic slowdown due to the lockdown, it refused to pass any direction in the nature as sought by the Petitioner, for the same being a matter of ‘Fiscal Policy’. “The provision of Rs.15,000/- to each of the Ration Card Holders as sought for by the petitioner, also involves a Fiscal Policy decision and also spending all precious amount available with the Government from the Coffers. It also involves a Policy decision,” a division bench comprising of Justice M. Sathyanarayanan and Justice M.Nirmal Kumar said. The court then noted that the Government was ‘alive’ to the impending crisis and was taking apposite steps to alleviate the situation, including issuance of guidelines for phased exit from the lockdown. In this backdrop, the court dismissed the petition while stating, “The administration is alive to the situation and this Court always expects the administration to take an appropriate call at the relevant points of time to address various problems and in the light of the limitation involved as to the exercise of jurisdiction by this Court under Article 226 of the Constitution, especially with regard to the Fiscal Policy matter, it cannot issue any positive direction in this regard.” Case Details: Case Title: K. Bharathi v. The State & Anr. Case No.: WP No. 7531/2020 Quorum: Justice M. Sathyanarayanan and Justice M.Nirmal Kumar Appearance: Advocate Ramesh Umapathy (for Petitioner); Govt Pleader V. Jayaprakash Narayan (for State) Click Here To Download Order Read Order Next Story
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