AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter SunCity to preview new Vietnam integrated resort Email Address Macau casino junket operator the SunCity Group has announced it is to preview the Hoiana, a new Vietnamese integrated resort project in which it holds 34% an indirect equity interest, this weekend ahead of its grand opening next year.Work on the resort began in 2016 and a number of operational facilities have now been completed, with attendees at the preview event on 28 June able to experience some of the on-site amenities.Among the facilities that will be open is the Hoiana SunCity entertainment and gaming venue, as well as the Hoiana Shores Golf Club and the Hoiana Hotel & Suites, the first of four luxurious hotels that will be built at the resort.“I am delighted to see that our projects continue to grow as they all undergo transformation; the metamorphosis of SunCity never stops,” SunCity chairman Chau Cheok Wa said.The preview event comes after SunCity earlier this month announced a 23.5% decline in revenue for 2019 to RMB611.8m (£69.5m/€77.1m/$86.4m), while losses increased to RMB1.50bn due to another year of rising financial costs.The business – which arranges the travel and accommodation of high-roller customers – made RMB572.3m in revenue through contracts with customers, down 23.5%. Regions: Asia Vietnam Casino & games Topics: Casino & games Macau casino junket operator the SunCity Group has announced it is to preview the Hoiana, a new Vietnamese integrated resort project in which it holds 34% an indirect equity interest, this weekend ahead of its grand opening next year. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 25th June 2020 | By contenteditor
Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address The future of payments AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tech & innovation From the ruins of Wirecard emerges an opportunity for an innovative and agile payment provider to replace it as the market leading payment provider, writes Julian Buhagiar. Unfortunately, no provider seems to be stepping up.At some point in the near future Netflix will almost definitely commission a documentary about the rise and fall of Wirecard. Possibly even a miniseries; there’s enough juicy stuff in there to fill seasons’ worth of jaw-dropping material.It may not be at Elisabeth (Theranos) Holmes-esque levels of entertainment yet, but we’re getting there. Marcus Braun and Jan Marsalek had built enough notoriety between them (and quirkiness; black turtle-necks a la Steve Jobs – check, deeper voice in meetings – check, supporting rebel uprisings – check) to contribute to one of the fastest imploding verticals in the industry.The truth is that – alongside the distractions of the ongoing pandemic – the fuller, wider impact of Wirecard’s collapse is yet to be fully understood by the world.It’s hard to fully comprehend the damage unleashed by the collapse of a single payment solution provider on the fintech, e-commerce and – especially – gambling industries. In many ways, we’re yet to even feel the impact.The situation was already pretty dire before June this year. For a start, it was becoming increasingly harder to manage any form of payments and reconciliation in most European territories.This is partly because of increasing legislation, but also down to the payment providers themselves. Scrambling and fighting to claim an ever-shrinking size of an over-regulated market, PSPs have largely let their customers, and the industry they serve – down. And it’s gotten even worse from there.Since June, one enterprising PSP has rapidly capitalised on the demise of their competitor by pushing up prices for a good portion of the customer base, for example.Elsewhere on the credit card front, conversion rates of 7995-based cards are now at an all-time low. This, in a year which is supposed to facilitate as much remote commerce as possible to prop up rapidly deteriorating economies, does not bode well.Whatever future economists make of the financial effects wrought by the pandemic, it’s clear that as 2020 came to a close the future of payments was also looking pretty dire.Specifically, for the gambling industry, this is an even more serious issue than the prospect of socialist levels of regulation. Whilst there are still some forms of payment providers around, the solutions are immensely fragmented per territory, slow to respond, and the on/off-ramp costs incurred – ludicrous.Of course, that’s also assuming they’re working most of the time, as in recent years even their uptime availabilities have started to falter.Moreover, the choices themselves are decreasing, and it’s only going to take a tighter form of legislation here, or a platform-wobble there, to freeze an entire territory’s takings for a weekend, or a quarter, or perhaps indefinitely.So, what does the landscape look like for gambling payments, and indeed the rest of the e-commerce industry?Clearly something radical needs to be introduced, it cannot be a YAP (short form for Yet Another PSP – yes, there’s even an acronym). Such a solution needs to finally acknowledge – nay embrace – the use of cryptocurrency for internal/external transactions.In 2020 there’s now sufficient crypto-adoption by gambling operators to support mainstream usage and use as a store/hold currency for spot transactions. Furthermore, the solution needs to be able to integrate into any existing PSPs to facilitate adoption, or a meta-PSP aggregator.Think Curve, but on a PSP level. Only by combing the best of localised solutions, and injecting a bit of crypto and aggregator magic, can the revolution truly happen.Whilst it’s hard to pinpoint exactly where (or from who) it will come, we know it will need to have at least the following features:First off, there would need to be a seamless e-wallet experience that integrates multiple endpoints. This wallet would need to support numerous territories upon launch and will gradually increase over time, putting pressure on local banks and legislation in turn to adopt or at least endorse them as preferred solutions. This is less of a legal, and more of a sales and marketing point. Demand creating supply, if you will.Secondly, the solution would need to be cryptocurrency-led, with localised support for a blend of coins and currencies, to encourage fluid intra-wallet exchanges or spot payments depending on currency movements.Additionally, and more pertinently, there would need to be an immersive UX with intuitive workflow for all on/off-ramp activities. This is where the magic should happen. A user should be able to seamlessly open their wallet in any territory, connect to a local exchange and buy/sell coins or currency respectively.Furthermore, the need for seamless deposit into operators using multiple merchant gateways. This is where the use of stablecoins and QR codes becomes prevalent; a user should be able to easily deposit in this form, such as CNY with an (Asian) operator.This can be as easy as scanning a QR code using either a pegged currency or a blend of crypto-currencies in their wallet, whichever they prefer as it means they don’t lose out on spot rates.Finally, and perhaps most significantly, we need to think about the use of own-named accounts to facilitate withdrawals irrespective of territories. In other words, a unique IBAN for each user, which will also enable daily use of funds as per any normal bank account.Sounds too ambitious or lofty to properly pull off? Possibly not – at least one major player is already working on such a solution, and a first global release is slated for later this year.Such a solution honestly can’t come soon enough – operators have had their margins eroded and/or revenues slashed by inadequate PSPs for far too long now. Something truly radical needs to reshape gambling payments, or else we risk seeing the rapid implosion of a once opulent industry.The (billion dollar) question is, who will be the one to usher in a new chapter for gambling payments?Co-founder of RB Capital, Julian Buhagiar is an investor, CEO and board director to multiple ventures in gaming, fintech and media markets. He has led investments, M&As and exits to date in excess of $370m. Tags: Payments Topics: Tech & innovation From the ruins of Wirecard emerges an opportunity for an innovative and agile payment provider to replace it as the market leading payment provider, writes Julian Buhagiar. Unfortunately, no provider seems to be stepping up. 10th September 2020 | By contenteditor
Roland Head | Friday, 21st August, 2020 | More on: SYME Image source: Getty Images 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. Roland Head has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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. The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar The [email protected] Capital (LSE: SYME) share price is up by 15% as I write. Shares in this fintech newcomer have risen by more than 750% over the last month. This has pushed the firm’s market cap to more than £200m.Today’s lift appears to have been triggered by news that chairman Dominic White bought £1.5m of shares on 19 August. Although director buying is generally a positive, I do think the company’s valuation looks pretty steep for a business that reported revenue of just £416,000 in its latest accounts.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…Investors appear to be betting that [email protected]’s inventory monetisation platform will deliver explosive growth and big profits.If they’re right, I could see [email protected]’s share price rising much further. So should you be buying?What does [email protected] Capital [email protected] Capital is a peer-to-peer platform that allows companies to borrow money against the value of their inventories, or unsold stock.The company says that it uses technology including blockchain and ERP integration to create a digital version of clients’ physical inventories. Legal ownership of these is then transferred to a special purpose company using “innovative legal schemes”. The client then receives a cash payment based on the value of the inventory, less a 15% deposit.Inventory financing isn’t new. But according to [email protected], one key difference with its offering is that it “is not treated as debt finance on a company’s balance sheet”.Let’s talk money: what’s SYME worth?As far as I can tell, [email protected] hasn’t actually completed any funding deals yet. According to the firm’s latest trading update, it has 97 clients with a total inventory value of around €1.4bn that are waiting for funding. That’s equivalent to around €15m of inventory per [email protected] expects to take a 2% royalty fee on each transaction. So €1.4bn of lending would generate revenue of around €28m. I’d expect fairly high profit margins, so this might be enough to justify [email protected]’s share price.However, I’d imagine that even if things go smoothly, closing this many funding deals could take a [email protected] Capital’s share price has surged since its last trading update, when CEO Alessandro Zamboni reported on progress with potential funding routes.Mr Zamboni is hoping to be able to attract banks and institutional investors to lend money through the firm’s technology platform. A number of parties are already said to be interested. I think that getting the banking of reputable banks and asset managers would be a good sign of credibility for this young [email protected] Capital share price: buy, sell or [email protected]E Capital could be a great success. As it gains scale, profit margins on new funding could be very high. However, I also think this is one of the riskiest new stocks I’ve seen for a while.I have several specific concerns. I’m a little uncomfortable with the web of related parties which control around 75% of the stock.Another worry is the July loan deal that saw £4.6m of shares controlled by Mr Zamboni used as security for loans. I’m not suggesting any wrongdoing, but this technique is sometimes used to cash in shares without selling [email protected] is beyond my personal comfort zone. I won’t consider investing until I can see a track record of profitable operation. Right now, I think there are better growth opportunities elsewhere. 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Image source: Getty Images If I had £1,000 to invest, I think the best stocks to buy now would be companies that may benefit from the economic recovery over the next 12 months.As the global vaccine rollout gains traction, the outlook for companies most affected by the coronavirus pandemic is improving.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…Unfortunately, it’s unlikely to be plain sailing for these businesses as we advance. The vaccination programme is having an impact on coronavirus infections, but there’s no guarantee the economy will bounce back quickly. It could take years for spending in sectors such as tourism to recover to 2019 levels. Still, I’m comfortable with this level of uncertainty. That’s why I would invest £1,000 today in Carnival (LSE: CCL) and easyJet (LSE: EZJ).The best stocks to buy now There’s one main reason why I’ve picked these companies in particular. They’re both leaders in their respective industries. easyJet is one of the most successful low-cost airlines globally and dominates the European air travel market. Its brand is highly recognisable and, unlike peer and main competitor Ryanair, it has a solid record in customer service.Meanwhile, Carnival is the world’s largest cruise ship operator. This gives the company economies of scale. Its size has also helped the enterprise raise finance from investors over the past 12 months to keep the lights on. I believe these advantages will help both companies recover quickly when the time comes. 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Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Please enter your name here The Apopka City Council Oath of Office CeremonyToday at noon, Apopka Mayor-Elect Bryan Nelson and Commissioners-Elect Alice Nolan, and Alexander H. Smith will take their oath-of-office to join Commissioners Doug Bankson and Kyle Becker on the Apopka City Council. The ceremony is at the VFW/Apopka Community Center, 519 S. Central Ave. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. Nelson began his campaign for mayor at The Catfish Place in Apopka.Bryan Nelson will become Apopka’s 24th mayor todayJudge Wayne C. Wooten will swear Nelson into office.Nelson will be sworn-into office by Judge Wayne Wooten, the brother of Elaine Johnson from The Catfish Place, which is the venue Nelson began his campaign for Apopka Mayor in March of 2017. Nelson will use a Bible that originated from his wife Debbie’s family. Wooten is an Orange County Ninth Circuit Court Judge.For Alice Nolan, the second time was the charmNolan ran for Seat #3 on the Apopka City Commission in 2016 but was unsuccessful. However, in 2018, she defeated incumbent Commissioner Diane Velazquez and will take the oath-of-office from her husband Joe Nolan.Commissioner-Elect Alice Nolan chose her husband Joe to swear her into office.“I chose my husband to swear me in because we are a team,” Nolan said. “From the day we met, we have held each other’s hands in the lowest of times and in the highest of times. This moment in our lives I wanted him again beside me, holding my hand front and center.”Nolan chose a Catholic Bible that her husband Joe’s family gifted them at their wedding to be a family Bible of their own.Mr. Smith goes to the City CouncilAlexander H. Smith will succeed six-term Commissioner Billie Dean on Seat #1 of the Apopka City Commission today with Dean’s blessings.Seat #1 Commissioner-Elect Alexander H. Smith“I nurtured that young man from elementary, high school, college,” said Dean. “I carried him to college. I consider him my surrogate son. Alexander will be an asset to this community. He’s young. He was a teacher for 30 years. He is an Associate Pastor at New Hope Baptist Church and he has a lot of connection to this community. I think he is the ideal person to continue the legacy of Seat #1 and of Apopka.”Smith’s pastor Dr. H.L. Dericho will swear him into office. Smith’s pastor, Reverend Dr. H.L. Dericho will swear him into office. He is the Pastor of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church where Smith joined in 1965. “We will celebrate his 55th Pastoral Anniversary this year in August,” said Smith. “He calls me his son in the Ministry and I’m honored to be such.”The Bible that Smith will use is one that was given to him by his grandfather Lymus Hendrix who, with his grandmother, raised him from birth to the age of 10. Stay with The Apopka Voice for wall-to-wall coverage of the 2018 Apopka City Council Oath of Office Ceremony. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Apopka City Hall TAGSApopka City CouncilDecision Apopka 2018Oath of Office Ceremony Previous articleNolan continues to surprise Apopka with Seat #2 runNext articleA new chapter begins in Apopka Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR
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ArchDaily Jun Sato Structural Engineers ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/781137/nerima-house-elding-oscarson Clipboard Mechanical Engineer: Architects: Elding Oscarson Area Area of this architecture project Nerima House / Elding OscarsonSave this projectSaveNerima House / Elding Oscarson Save this picture!© Kenichi Suzuki + 32 Share Houses Photographs: Kenichi Suzuki ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/781137/nerima-house-elding-oscarson Clipboard Builder: Local Architect:Koichiro Tokimori, Osamu KatoProject Engineer:Yuko MiharaGardener:TokuzoCurtain:Akane MoriyamaConstruction Cost:38.000.000 yenPartners In Charge:Jonas Elding, Johan OscarsonProject Architect:Yuko MakiCity:TokyoCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Kenichi Suzuki Recommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)MetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaText description provided by the architects. On a plot in Tokyo, a small garden has been thriving next to an old house for a long time. As the tiny existing building was replaced, our client really wanted to preserve the garden and allow it to sprawl all around the house. The small plot should also fit a parking, the maximum footprint of the house, and the necessary gap to the site perimeter.Save this picture!© Kenichi Suzuki The client is a couple that will first use this house as a weekend house before eventually moving to Tokyo. They also have grown-up children living in Tokyo and abroad that will inhabit the house from time to time. Therefore, the program was fairly unspecified, and rather than making a house with many small rooms, we opted for a concept which gives a few large spaces in this small house.Save this picture!Section 1The ground floor is sunken a bit into the ground to find a new relation in absolute proximity to the garden, a new perspective to contemplate the greenery and an un-traditional openness to the gap around the site. The uninterrupted glass slit around the entire ground floor means that the house is opening up to all sides, to wide and narrow garden spaces, as well as to the street.Save this picture!© Kenichi Suzuki Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanDue to the semi-sunken base of the house, the second floor can be a singular open space with a proportionally large ceiling height within the maximum building height; still in relative proximity to the ground, not losing contact with the greenery of the garden while giving access to the roof terrace as well. This big second floor room is open to all sides with a glass slit, providing a sense of being semi-outdoor, enjoying a 360-degree panorama of the site, the tree-tops, and the sky.Save this picture!© Kenichi Suzuki Save this picture!Roof PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessTwo Houses in Oropesa / Paredes PedrosaSelected ProjectsThe Spirit of Cities Captured in CollageMisc Share Year: CopyHouses•Tokyo, Japan Kudo Komuten Photographs “COPY” Japan CopyAbout this officeElding OscarsonOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTokyoJapanPublished on February 01, 2016Cite: “Nerima House / Elding Oscarson” 31 Jan 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
The three international free expression organisations will jointly monitor three hearings over two days this week. February 14, 2017 Turkey: PEN International, ARTICLE 19 and RSF join forces to monitor landmark hearings this week “We are deeply concerned by the lack of due process in many cases against writers in Turkey under the State of Emergency where many defendants are currently being held in prolonged pre-charge detention, have yet to see the evidence against them, have extremely curtailed access to their lawyers,” said Sarah Clarke of PEN International. “We urge the Turkish judiciary to uphold the fair trial standards guaranteed by Turkey’s Constitution and the European Convention on Human Rights to which Turkey is a party”, she added. Organisation RSF_en Help by sharing this information Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit “These three cases exemplify the systematic abuse of terrorism and anti-State charges against critical journalists, said Erol Önderoğlu, RSF Turkey representative. Although this practice has been widespread for decades in Turkey, never has it been so oppressive as today, under the state of emergency. We urge once again the authorities to put Turkish legislation in line with its obligations under the European Covenant on Human Rights and the International Pact on Civil and Political Rights.” Oda TV Case Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor April 28, 2021 Find out more News TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentImprisonedFreedom of expressionCouncil of EuropeInternet News On Wednesday 15 February hearings in the cases of Oda TV trial, dating as far back as 2011 including prominent journalists, Ahmet Şık, Nedim Şener, Soner Yalçın, Barış Pehlivan and Barış Terkoğlu will take place. Follow the news on Turkey Ahead of a number of landmark verdicts and hearings in criminal cases against journalists in Turkey this week, international free expression organisations PEN International, ARTICLE 19 and Reporters Without Borders (RSF) are urging the Turkish judiciary to uphold international fair trial and freedom of expression standards. The judicial proceedings come at a time of profound repression of freedom of the media with 150 journalists in prison and deep concerns about the quality of justice journalists can expect to face. “These three cases represent a wide spectrum of different viewpoints in Turkey; but what unites them is the violation of their right to freedom of expression,” said Katie Morris, Head of Europe and Central Asia Programme at ARTICLE 19. “The Turkish authorities are pursuing politically-motivated charges to prevent the media holding them to account and it is crucial that we stand together in opposing this attack on human rights,” she added. April 2, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Özgür Gündem Solidarity Case Taraf Case TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentImprisonedFreedom of expressionCouncil of EuropeInternet to go further News Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law Also on 15 February, the third hearing in the trial of journalists and editors affiliated with the Taraf newspaper will take place, including Ahmet Altan, Mehmet Baransu, Yasemin Çongar, Yıldıray Oğur and Tuncay Opçin. News On Tuesday 14 February the verdicts in the cases of 22 of the journalists who had been participating in a solidarity action with the daily newspaper Özgür Gündem are likely to be announced including İnan Kızılkaya, Hasan Cemal, Kumru Başer, Nadire Mater, Can Dündar and Necmiye Alpay. April 2, 2021 Find out more
Reporters Without Borders today condemned as a “serious attack on investigative journalism” and a violation of European human rights law police raids on the offices of the Milan weekly Gente and the house in Rome of journalist Gennaro De Stefano on 16 August.”These searches threaten the privacy of journalistic sources and contravene rulings by the European Court of Human Rights that consider such action to violate article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights unless they can be justified by a ‘pressing social need.’ Since this case goes back three years, there is no such need,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said. Police, acting on the orders of the Genoa prosecutor, were looking for documents relevant to an enquiry into street clashes during the July 2001 G-8 summit in Genoa. Material was seized from the offices of Gente, which is about to publish results of its investigation of the matter. The weekly’s editor, Umberto Brindani, and reporter De Stefano were told during the searches that their names were on a list of people being investigated for alleged illegal possession of documents. RSF_en December 2, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts November 23, 2020 Find out more Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive ItalyEurope – Central Asia ItalyEurope – Central Asia News News News Organisation August 17, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Magazine office searched on prosecutor’s orders Help by sharing this information News On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia to go further Follow the news on Italy Police detectives searched the Milan office of the weekly Gente and the house in Rome of journalist Gennaro De Stefano on the orders of the Genoa public prosecutor. Reporters Without Borders condemned the raids as a threat to the privacy of journalistic sources. November 19, 2020 Find out more