Grosvenor improvements see Rank delivering on Transformation agenda

first_img Rank outlines plans to reopen Grosvenor venues July 22, 2020 Rank Group extends support for Carers Trust July 28, 2020 Submit Share Publishing its Q3 2018/19 trading update (quarter period ending 31 March), the governance of London-listed gambling group Rank Group Plc details that its transformation programme is delivering on ‘expected cost savings’.Reflecting previous trading updates, Rank details that it has recorded improved digital revenues (+2%), whilst its venue like-for-like revenues remain flat.Nevertheless, the UK gambling group reports an improvement for its ‘Grosvenor venues’ which has stopped its like-for-like declines recorded in the first two-quarters of 2018/19.For Grosvenor venues, Rank details that ‘strong London trading in the quarter was offset by a disappointing provincial performance’.Meanwhile, Rank’s ‘Mecca venues’ like-for-like revenue was down 1% in the quarter, with the company detailing that ‘lower customer visits partially offset by higher spend per visit’.Rank maintains a positive momentum with regards to its digital division (+2%), reporting that ‘Grosvenor digital’ grew GGR 6% in the quarter with net gaming revenue (‘NGR’) up 15% following targeted action to manage bonus expenditure more efficiently.Further online growth saw ‘Mecca digital’ NGR up10% in the quarter on flat GGR.Rank’s digital division is yet to incorporate the like-for-like comparatives of Spanish online gaming site YoBingo (acquired May 2018), with Rank detailing that the asset’s performance is in-line with expectations.Concluding its update, Rank governance declares that expectations for the full year remain unchanged. John O’Reilly – Erratic orders have placed UK casinos on life support August 4, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon Sharelast_img read more

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Do you know which Schools our Footballers graduated from?

first_imgEven 15 representatives of the National football team of BiH did not go to school in BiH. Captain of our national team Edin Dzeko attended the Railway school center Sarajevo.There are craftsmen among the representatives of BiH as well. Edin Visnjica attended the Middle Mixed School Banovici.Vedad Ibisevic, popular Vedator, attended the Roosevelt High School in St. Louis. Our goalkeeper Asmir Begovic went to Secondary School St. Francis Xavier in Edmonton while Miralem Pjanic attended the school in Luxembourg.Ibrahim Sehic graduated from the Medical School Jezero, and he is a physiotherapist by profession. Ermin Bicakcic attended high school in Stuttgart, and Sead Kolasinac went to Grund und Werkrealschule in Linkenheim. Muhamed Besic attended private school in Berlin – Private Kant Schule Berlin.It is interesting that former captain of BiH, Emir Spahic, is a sailor. He graduated from the Naval – Technical School in Dubrovnik.(Source: Radiosarajevo.ba)last_img read more

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SSA orders contractor to remove Blue Lives Matter flag

first_imgAs the Patriot Ledger reported, Hingham’s fire chief stirred controversy when he ordered the flag removed from town fire trucks following a citizen’s complaint. Union firefighters under him didn’t agree with the decision.In an effort to maintain a politically neutral environment, the SSA opted to tune out several national news broadcasts on its ferries and its terminals, and stick with NECN, following customer complaints about the political flavor of those programs.Updated to add some context on the Blue Line flag. A crane at the Steamship Authority’s Woods Hole Project jobsite flew a Blue Lives Matter flag on Tuesday, in apparent contradiction to the ferry line’s apolitical stance. The jobsite is operated by general contractor Jay Cashman Inc. A representative from that company deferred comment on the flag to another staff member, and promised to respond when they could reach that person.SSA spokesman Sean Driscoll told The Times that “per SSA policy, the only flag allowed to be flown on our property other than the U.S. and state flags is the POW/MIA flag. We relayed that to Cashman today, and they have removed the flag.”Blue Lives Matter has been seen as a countermovement to Black Lives Matter. Proponents of Blue Lives Matter have sought to equate the killing of police officers with hate crime. However many in law enforcement view the the Blue Lives Matter flag, commonly known as the Thin Blue Line flag, as a sign of support for what is an inherently perilous occupation. The flag has been a divisional flashpoint at several Massachusetts fire departments, where it has been flown from fire apparatus.  Updated 3:40 pmlast_img read more

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FL homeowner injured, 2 dead after exchanging fire during break-in

first_imgA north Florida homeowner was seriously injured, and two suspects are dead after exchanging gunfire in an attempted robbery.The Marion County Sheriff’s Office said that deputies were called to the scene Wednesday and found one man dead and two others, including the homeowner, with gunshot wounds.The injured suspect identified as 22-year-old Nigel Doyle was taken to a hospital where he died.The homeowner was transported to the hospital and reportedly remains there at this time.The suspect found dead at the scene was identified by police as 21-year-old Keith Jackson Jr.Authorities later arrested two other suspects identified as Robert John Hamilton, 19, and Seth Adam Rodriguez, 22.Rodriguez is facing charges of murder and home invasion robbery with a firearm.Hamilton faces charges of home invasion robbery with a firearm.Deputies said the homeowner vaguely recalled one of the suspects from a recent Craigslist transaction.Rodriguez and Hamilton are being held on no bond at the Marion County Jail.No other information is available at this time.last_img read more

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