Cyril Casanova is the CEO of Honoré Gaming, a supplier of turnkey technological solutions for sports betting and horseracing operators and member associate of the WLAIn the increasingly competitive sports betting landscape, horse racing operators are in danger of being left behind in the innovation stakes unless they call on the expertise of proactive technology providers.That is the view of Cyril Casanova, head of business development of Honoré Gaming, a Paris-based software supplier that works closely with horseracing operators in emerging markets worldwide.According to Cyril Casanova, horseracing is being stifled by a traditional outlook that is commonplace throughout the sector – even though the core product is a “very good source of entertainment”.He adds: “The sports betting industry has been constantly innovating for several years. However, horseracing is seeing a decrease in market share due to a lack of innovation.“Horseracing is attracting less talent and the focus of fewer start-ups – partly because it has an image of being more popular with older people. Additionally, in some markets, horseracing operators in some countries are monopolies. In some cases, that isn’t the best recipe for innovation.“As a result, we have seen considerably more innovations in sports betting – such as cash-out functionalities, new bonuses, esports and in-play betting offer – as well as stronger links between media companies and bookmakers, especially in football, establishing interdependent ecosystems.” Changing mindsetThe challenge facing horseracing, Cyril Casanova says, is to seize the initiative. However, that will involve a change of mindset for many operators who are reluctant to try new approaches, even though there is a significant untapped opportunity at their disposal.“We are talking about a very large market,” he adds. “If you look at the figures, there is an imbalance between the size of the horseracing market and the attractiveness of the product.“The trend can be balanced by fuelling more innovation and encouraging more horseracing companies to modernise their betting infrastructures, perhaps through outsourcing certain elements.”Cyril Casanova, who refers to a “technological debt at many old-school players”, says that investing in the right technology can kick-start a virtuous circle, helping to attract the most talented individuals.“The biggest challenge in our industry is to recruit the right people, because there are so many start-ups wanting to bring in the best candidates,” he adds. “However, if you make the right choices in terms of technology, then you can attract people who want to work with the best platforms – and learn from others.“In the horseracing industry you will find the same players who don’t have the best platform architecture and are not open to considering new hardware. That explains why those companies are struggling – and the industry is suffering.” Start-up spiritHonoré Gaming itself is underpinned by a start-up mindset that prioritises innovation, says Casanova. Unlike many companies in the sector, it is based in Paris, which the company feels is major pull for ambitious young professionals.Unlike companies with multi-tier hierarchies, Cyril Casanova believes that Honoré Gaming’s focus on individual responsibility, flexibility and adapting quickly to client requirements has helped to establish a niche in the market.“If you are small, then you don’t have the politics of a larger operation that can slow things down,” he says.“We have that start-up spirit and a young team that is highly incentivised and our philosophy is to be as close as possible to our clients so we can understand them and can adapt quickly to their needs.”Room to growFrom Honoré Gaming’s perspective, the company believes there is room to grow in the horseracing sector, and the company has struck up a number of relationships since it was established in 2013.In horseracing, for example, PMU in France has worked with Honoré Gaming since 2016 to tap into opportunities in various places, such as Africa and the Caribbean.“The platform we have developed to offer French horseracing in emerging markets has been a major success,” Cyril Casanova says.“Eight countries have joined the portal and many more will join in the coming months. Technological scalabilityHonoré Gaming’s cloud-based approach allows clients to manage thousands of transactions simultaneously – vital for horseracing operators in immature betting markets, where average tickets are very small.Honoré Gaming is also able to apply creative CRM and mobile strategies that are adaptable to the needs of clients.“Clients are looking for agility, flexibility and capacity,” he says. “The idea is to create a very light solution that can be adapted for their needs.”Looking forward, Cyril Casanova believes that such adaptability will be vital as horseracing operators are forced to consider opportunities with new technology providers like Honoré Gaming, especially given the potential threats on the horizon.“The sector must meet the challenge of innovation and attract young talent, with hundreds of thousands of jobs at stake,” he adds. “Huge new events need to be created to fuel growth in certain markets, and effective data feeds need to be created to exploit future opportunities.” Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address 24th June 2019 | By Josephine Watson Horse racing’s innovation challenge Topics: Sports betting Horse racing Horse racing Innovation is front and centre of many igaming businesses minds. 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Edgars Stores Limited (EDGR.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2012 interim results for the half year.For more information about Edgars Stores Limited (EDGR.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Edgars Stores Limited (EDGR.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Edgars Stores Limited (EDGR.zw) 2012 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileEdgars Stores Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange. The company retails a range of high-quality casualwear clothing, footwear and accessories for children, ladies and gents in branded stores in Zimbabwe. The company operates three divisions: Edgars Chain, Jet Chain and Manufacturing. Its fashion retail outlets fall under the Edgars and Jet brands, with the retail brand Express falling under Jet Stores. Edgars Stores Limited also manufacture and retail a range of locally-made clothing; acquiring the Carousel Clothing factory in 1974 and the Jeans Company in 1993. Its core business is casualwear and accessories with a subsidiary division providing funeral and hospital insurance services. Edgars was founded in 1946 and today, is the market leader in casualwear and accessories in Zimbabwe. Its headquarters are in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.
Chellarams Plc (CHELLA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Chellarams Plc (CHELLA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Chellarams Plc (CHELLA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Chellarams Plc (CHELLA.ng) 2013 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileChellarams Plc is an investment holding company in Nigeria with business interests in manufacturing, retail, distribution, marketing and power generation. The company has been in operation for almost 90 years and is a leader in its field of manufacturing and distributing industrial raw materials and consumer goods. Its product portfolio ranges from industrial chemicals and machinery to ingredients for food manufacturers, frozen foods, bicycles and electronics. Chellarams Plc operates through three subsidiary companies: Chelltek Industries Limited, Dynamic Industries Limited and United Technical & Allied Services Limited. It is in a joint partnership with American Express Travel Services, Devyani International (Nigeria) Limited, Isolo Power Gen Limited and Woolworths Retail Stores Limited. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Chellarams Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Tropical Paradise Co Ltd (TPL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Tropical Paradise Co Ltd (TPL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Tropical Paradise Co Ltd (TPL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Tropical Paradise Co Ltd (TPL.mu) 2015 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileTropical Paradise Co Limited engages in the tourism and leisure sector where it operates hotels in Mauritius. Headquartered in Moka, Mauritius, the company operates the Labourdonnais Waterfront Hotel, Le Suffren Hotel & Marina, Hennessy Park Hotel, and Port Chambly Hotel. Tropical Paradise Co Limited (Ordinary) is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
ArchDaily Architects: R-Zero Studio Photographs Widescreen House / R Zero StudioSave this projectSaveWidescreen House / R Zero Studio Photographs: Pedro IriartText description provided by the architects. Located at the Golf Club of San Gaspar in Jiutepec de Morelos, over 1600 square meters on a hill; WIDESCREEN is conceived to offer a versatile program on a single level. Today it is a getaway house only, but eventually will turn into the clients permanent residence where he will be able to enjoy his retirement.Save this picture!© Pedro IriartRecommended ProductsWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 82 ADThe house itself has been created based only on two volumes which have been joined together by a granite vertical element, separating the private areas from the common ones. On the longer volume you will find four different . The master bedroom, two secondary and the guest room as well. The kitchen; the dining & living area, bonded by a terrace and at the far end of the house you are able to find the service area; all of these spaces are located on the second volume of this residence. Save this picture!© Pedro IriartBoth bodies were designed on a 4:1 proportion; that is the origin of this projects name. The use of the apparent materials such as concrete, black granite and crystal; allow the house to blend in with the mountain and its surroundings. Despite the lack of planarity on this rough terrain; through the composition of different platforms, and the outdated position of its´ volumes; all the spaces within were able to be connected through a ramp on the inside of the house as well as the one placed on the outside. Save this picture!© Pedro IriartA 25 lineal meter lap pool combined with these platforms have been placed on parallel, underlining and framing the great sightseeing’s of the city of Cuernavaca. The context, orientation and view of this location play a fundamental role in the project itself. The house responds with great windows and suspended concrete surfaces to it´s natural surroundings; creating shading to the insides so that it remains fresh. This is reinforced using a ventilation system that creates crossed currents in all rooms as well as the living and common areas. Save this picture!© Pedro IriartWide-screen does not intend to be an ecological project though it has been created so that the natural resources are efficiently used. An example of this is the heating system used for the lap pool which has been placed on the roof of the house using this large surface a great amount of solar energy is exploited. The ventilation system used discarded the need of an air conditioning device.Project gallerySee allShow lessMenis / menis arquitectosArticlesAmsterdam Airport Schiphol Hotel / MecanooArticles Share Widescreen House / R Zero Studio “COPY” Mexico Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/219511/widescreen-house-rzero Clipboard CopyHouses•Jiutepec, Mexico Projects “COPY” CopyAbout this officeR-Zero StudioOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasJiutepecHouses3D ModelingMexicoPublished on March 24, 2012Cite: “Widescreen House / R Zero Studio” 24 Mar 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
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Manufacturers: Kaynemaile, Vitrocsa, Henge, OKHA, Paola Lenti, Galata & Taksim, India-Mahdavi, Misses, Saintluc S.R.L. Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Contractor: CopyAbout this officeSAOTAOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSydneyAustraliaPublished on April 10, 2018Cite: “Double Bay / SAOTA” 10 Apr 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Aug. 4 — Protests continued across the U.S. opposing the Israeli assault on the people of Gaza and in solidarity with the resistance in that territory. They included large protests in Austin, Texas, and New York and the first mass demonstration in front of the White House on this issue. A broad coalition issued a call for another major action Aug. 9 to march on the United Nations in New York.The largest Texas demonstration in support of the people of Palestine, called “Texans for Gaza,” took place on Aug. 2 in Austin. More than 6,000 people from around the state came out to the Texas Capitol to rally and march to Austin City Hall. Condemnation of the war on Gaza was strong, militant and powerful.Some 8,000 people rallied Aug. 1 at the CNN offices in the Time-Warner building in New York to condemn that media’s pro-Zionist propaganda and to support the struggle of the Palestinian people in Gaza. Speakers and signs in the crowd at this “Mass Rally to Stand Up with Gaza Against Israeli Crimes” also condemned the U.S. government for its support of Israel.“Every shell, every missile raining down on the people of Gaza is provided free from the United States,” said Bill Dores of Al-Awda.The Answer Coalition, which initiated the Aug. 2 demonstration in Washington, D.C., reports that 50,000 people took part in the march and rally “to protest the ongoing massacre in Gaza and the U.S. government’s support for Israeli war crimes. The massive demonstration received wide media coverage, and is further proof that the world is uniting for Palestine.” (press release, Aug. 3)Students for Justice in Palestine, Al-Awda, immigration and anti-war organizations joined together in Los Angeles Aug. 2 to coincide with the national demonstration in Washington. The Southern California Immigration Coalition and International Action Center participated in a car caravan organized by Unión del Barrio from South Central Los Angeles to the demonstration in Westwood. The theme was “Stop the War on Children, from Gaza to the U.S./Mexican Border.”The previous week, the Southern California Immigration Coalition protested at President Barack Obama’s appearance at the Los Angeles Trade Technical College, demanding Obama stop the war on children from Gaza to the U.S. border. More actions are being planned uniting the two struggles in Los Angeles.About 200 people marched in San Francisco‘s Mission District on Aug. 2 as part of the national day of action. The Movimiento Reunificación por la Familia demanded the government end the deportations of unaccompanied minors fleeing Central America and release the children held in detention centers to reunite them with their families now.The protest also demanded an end to the bombardment and occupation of Gaza, and demonstrators carried signs showing the relation of the two struggles: “No to bombs and deportations! U.S./Israel, hands off our children!” and “Down with apartheid walls from Palestine to the Rio Grande!”Hundreds of voices demanded “Israel Out of Gaza Now!” at a busy downtown Atlanta intersection where thousands were attending a concert in nearby Centennial Olympic Park on Aug. 2.With red, green, black and white balloons aloft, scores of children led a march through the streets from the CNN Center to the newly opened National Center for Civil and Human Rights. There organizers read the names of about 300 of the more than 1,400 Palestinians killed in Israel’s genocidal assault on Gaza.Atlanta’s business and political leadership had promoted the creation of the Human Rights Center as a tourist attraction. Opponents of Israeli apartheid and war came to ask the obvious questions, “What about Palestinian civil and human rights?” and “When will the U.S. stop funding and supporting Israeli war crimes?”As the crowd chanted “Free Palestine,” the balloons were released to soar into the bright sunshine. Protest organizers announced weekly demonstrations in front of the Israeli consulate starting Aug. 8.A diverse crowd of Philadelphia activists and Palestine area residents rallied in Love Park on Aug. 1, followed that evening by a fundraising benefit for the people of Gaza. Ayman Nijim reported on his work helping traumatized children and families in Gaza, followed by musical performances by Al-Bustan Takht Ensemble, Farah Siraj and Farhad Afsharvand accompanied by Dr. Hasan Shahpari. Proceeds were donated to Kinder USA and Islamic Relief USA, which provide direct humanitarian relief to the people and children of Gaza.Hundreds of people came to the Stop Gaza Genocide & Protest Media Coverage at the Federal Building in downtown San Diego on Aug. 1. Protesters gathered at the Federal Building and marched to NBC headquarters to rally there. They held a long banner against the dark-tinted windows of the NBC building with some of names of men, women and children killed and their cities.Protest participants posted coverage from ABC, NBC and FOX on the Facebook event page. One participant’s comment on NBC’s coverage was, “All they gave us was a 10-second bit and focused more on the Israeli right to defend itself. … What a horrible controlled one-sided news station!!!”San Diego’s fourth protest was called by Al-Awda, San Diego Palestinian Right to Return Coalition and supported by many groups that plan to demonstrate every Friday from 4-7 p.m. at the Federal Building.FightBack! News reports that 150 people gathered in St. Paul, Minn., for Women Against Military Madness’ third weekly Friday Palestine vigil, Aug. 1. Chants of “Free Palestine” drew supportive honks from drivers.Protesters heard from Sherine Mashni, who is a family member of both 16-year-old Muhammad Abu Khudair, who was killed by Israeli settlers, and of 15-year-old Tariq Khieder, who was beaten and arrested by Israeli police and then kept on house arrest before finally being allowed to return home to Tampa, Fla. Mashni thanked the crowd for protesting and continuing to demand an end to the attack on Gaza.This week’s vigil also addressed the case of Palestinian activist Rasmea Odeh, who had a court date in Detroit the day before.Demonstrations July 31 in Tucson, Ariz., and Aug. 1 in Tampa, Fla., raised the same points as the one in St. Paul, inlcuding “Justice for Rasmea, justice for Palestine.”Along with sources cited in the text, contributing to this article were Gloria Rubac, G. Dunkel, John Parker, Dianne Mathiowetz, Joe Piette, Terri Kay and Gloria Verdieu, with editing by John Catalinotto.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
SHARE The top two factors influencing crop markets in 2013 will be the weather and the potential for a rebound in demand, which diminished last year with drought-driven high prices, Dr. Chad Hart told growers at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 94th Annual Meeting. Still, despite so many uncertainties, prices for corn and soybeans will remain historically high, according to Hart, associate professor and Extension economist at Iowa State University. “We’re not done feeling the effects of the weather system that’s hit us over the past couple of years,” the grain markets specialist said during AFBF’s session on the outlook for corn, soybeans, wheat and cotton. Of the decline in corn demand, Hart said it had to happen. “When we saw the drought coming, prices went up, demand went down. The question for 2013 is, can we move forward?” Hart said a slight increase in demand for corn for feed suggests we can push past the pinch of high prices. In addition, better-than-expected yields and the moderating of prices bode well for upping demand. Although the corn export market has been cut in half because of higher prices, growers are taking little notice with domestic feed needs driving much of the demand, according to Hart. On the other hand, climbing prices have had little effect on international demand for soybeans, which got a little boost from late-season rain. Facebook Twitter On a related note, if projection holds out for this year, Brazil will surpass the U.S. as the world’s top soybean producer.“The [price] story changes a bit with wheat,” which has given up a lot of land for corn and soybeans, despite an increase in the use of wheat for feed. Cotton, too, has given up a lot of land, and that’s unlikely to change with cotton prices depressed largely because of the large reserve of cotton. “Until [China’s] cotton market moves, it’s going to be hard for cotton to gain upside traction,” Hart said. The drought and the high-prices it led to have caused a drop in biofuel demand, which until recently was steadily climbing. Hart said that he doesn’t expect much growth, if any, in the ethanol industry, at least over the next few years. By Gary Truitt – Jan 14, 2013 Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Weather Continues to Dictate Crop Prices in 2013 SHARE Previous articleA Shot at Congress as Farm Bureau Begins Annual MeetingNext articleSeed Consultants Market Watch 1-14-13 Evening Comment with Gary Wilhelmi Gary Truitt Weather Continues to Dictate Crop Prices in 2013
Twitter €16,000 is being provided to Letterkenny Town Council for drainage works at Elmwood Downs. Part of the estate has been badly affected by flooding in recent years, and during a recent visit to Letterkenny, Junior Minister Brian Hayes met with a number of residents.Town Engineer John Mc Carron presented him with a plan to address the issue, funding to implement that plan has been confirmed today.Local Cllr Jimmy Kavanagh says it will make a big difference……. Previous article10% of Donegal’s business premises are lying vacantNext articleBrother of murdered journalist ‘he was in the wrong place at the wrong time’ News Highland Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – June 26, 2012 Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire WhatsApp Google+ Newsx Adverts Funding agreed for Elmwood Downs drainage Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook