Topics: Casino & games Slots AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 30th April 2019 | By Josephine Watson Strategising slots Email Address Slots Facing steep competition, it is vital for slots providers to innovate, but also to listen to player demands. We spoke to NetEnt to discuss their latest title. On April 24, NetEnt’s newest slot released – Dead or Alive 2, a sequel to the 2009 original release. We spoke to Bryan Upton, director of games at NetEnt, to learn more about how the studio approached the games development.Set in a western theme, the aim of the game is to catch bandits as players roll through the 5-reel, 3-row video slot.Incorporated into the title are features such as scatter wins, wild subsititution, sticky wilds and three different free spins games: Train Heist, Old Saloon or High Noon Saloon, with the latter being the MAX volatility choice. Upton comments: “This gives players the opportunity to choose the volatility of the free spin games, win really big or win more often.” Seeking a sequelA decade on from the release of the original Dead or Alive title, Upton cites it was the fans that drove the development: “We’ve listened to players when creating this game. Many fans have wanted a sequel to Dead or Alive.”Upton says the first game was a “monster hit” for the studio, which made making a sequel both a challenge and an opportunity: “We had to stay true to the original game that players love, while still adding enough twists and new features and graphics to make it fresh. I’m really proud of the result and I’m sure the game will attract both old DOA fans as well as new players.”The game will eventually be available in all markets where NetEnt operate. Changes in the marketThe market has changed significantly in the last few years alone, not in the least due to the increased competition and easy access to a wide variety of slots.Now, Upton says, players are much more specific when it comes to what they want: “This means that we need to diversify our portfolio, both in terms of themes, but also in mechanics and what payout potential our games deliver.”Additionally, Upton says volatility plays a large role in slot development today, with players wanting the opportunity to decide the volatility for themselves: “Many fans has also wanted games with higher volatility. The result is Dead or Alive 2, where in fact players can choose for themselves how volatile they want the free spin feature to be.” Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter
ZimRe Property Investments Limited (ZPI.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2009 interim results for the half year.For more information about ZimRe Property Investments Limited (ZPI.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ZimRe Property Investments Limited (ZPI.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ZimRe Property Investments Limited (ZPI.zw) 2009 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileZimre Property Investments is a real estate holding company in Zimbabwe offering services which include project management of residential and commercial developments, aswell as management, valuations and sales of residential, commercial and industrial property. The company has been involved in substantial infrastructural development projects including 340 residential stands in Zimre Park in Masvingo and the Parklands Extension project in Bulawayo, which involved developing 140 residential stands and road, water, electricity and sewer reticulation infrastructure. The Property Valuation division covers the range of residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural valuations; specialising in valuating petrol filling stations, hotels and leisure resorts aswell as plant and machinery valuations. Zimre Property Investments is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange
Hotelest Limited (HTLS.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the half year.For more information about Hotelest Limited (HTLS.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Hotelest Limited (HTLS.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Hotelest Limited (HTLS.mu) 2014 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileHotelest Limited is based in Port Louis, Mauritius and is engaged in the tourism and hospitality industry where, through the company’s subsidiary, Constance Hotels Services Limited, owns and operates hotels. Hotelest Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
Uchumi Supermarket Limited (USL.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the half year.For more information about Uchumi Supermarket Limited (USL.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Uchumi Supermarket Limited (USL.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Uchumi Supermarket Limited (USL.tz) 2014 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileUchumi Supermarket Limited is the oldest retail supermarket chain in Kenya selling fresh produce and quality merchandise, with an extended footprint in Tanzania and Uganda. The company has retail outlets in Nairobi, Meru, Eldoret, Kericho, Mombasa and Kisumi; ranging from hyper branches to express convenience stores. Uchumi Supermarket is primarily known for stocking fresh fruit and vegetables, breads and pastries and a range of local merchandise. Subsidiaries include Uchumi Supermarkets (Uganda) Limited and Uchumi Supermarkets (Tanzania) Limited. Kasarani Mall Limited is a subsidiary company engaged in property management. Uchumi Supermarket Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange
Save this picture!© Scott Burrows+ 26 Share “COPY” Park House / Shaun Lockyer ArchitectsSave this projectSavePark House / Shaun Lockyer Architects Photographs: Scott BurrowsText description provided by the architects. The Park House is a dramatic alteration and addition to what was originally a speculative ‘cookie cutter’ style house in a larger development (but in a fantastic park-side location in inner city Brisbane).Save this picture!© Scott BurrowsThe house explores the reprogramming of two key areas, primarily associated with living and lifestyle. The first and foremost altered area is the kitchen / living / dining which has been redesigned to optimise the indoor / outdoor living experience.Save this picture!© Scott BurrowsThe second (and perhaps more dramatic) area involved the addition of the ‘Park Room’ on top of the existing living areas which personifies the best of subtropical indoor / outdoor living. This addition afforded the opportunity to introduce a number of voids and volumetric devices that link the different levels and create a sense of drama. These devices also allowed for light to penetrate deep into the existing living spaces.Save this picture!© Scott BurrowsThe new work involved a significant qualitative upgrade with bespoke timber joinery, marble accents and a beautifully landscaped perimeter to heighten the enjoyment and experience of the new spaces. The project was completed in April 2012. Save this picture!© Scott BurrowsProject gallerySee allShow less’Dove of Peace’ Church / WEAVA ArchitectsArticlesGiveaway Winners: Ten copies of ‘How to Make a Japanese House’Articles Share Area: 350 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily Park House / Shaun Lockyer Architects Australia Architects: Shaun Lockyer Architects Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•New Farm, Australia CopyAbout this officeShaun Lockyer ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNew FarmHousesAustraliaPublished on July 11, 2012Cite: “Park House / Shaun Lockyer Architects” 11 Jul 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
New recruitment service from Kingston Smith Top 20 accountancy firm Kingston Smith has set up a new search and selection service for the voluntary sector.The service will be headed by Sue Douthwaite, formerly director at Fundraising Appointments, the recruitment company for fundraisers, marketers and public relations personnel. Howard Lake | 22 November 1999 | News Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Read UK Fundraising’s list of recruitment resources for fundraisers. 19 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
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Workers World Party and other local activists delivered a letter of solidarity to Consul General Cai Wei at the Chinese Consulate in Houston on July 23. They demonstrated outside to oppose the Trump administration’s order that the consulate be vacated by July 24. The embassy served eight states across the southern U.S., providing assistance to Chinese citizens. Demonstration outside the Chinese Consulate in Houston, July 23. Credit: Gloria RubacActivist Caleb Granger stated: “The People’s Republic of China is increasingly scapegoated for the failures of the U.S. government. Since the Communist Party came to power in 1949 and the People’s Republic of China was established, a total of 600 million people have been lifted out of poverty. In the meantime, the U.S. has managed to reach #1 in the worst way.”Granger explained that the U.S. is now the #1 weapons exporter in the world, sending death to nearly 100 countries; the #1 possessor of weapons of mass destruction, including a mind-boggling 6,200 nuclear warheads; and #1 in military budget at $1 trillion a year and counting.The U.S. is also #1 for mass shootings, with nearly one-third of these massacres occurring in the U.S., and #1 in caging human beings. With only 4% of the Earth’s population, the U.S. holds 25% of the incarcerated population. Now the U.S. is #1 in COVID-19 cases and deaths in the world. While China warned the world of the impending pandemic in early January and shared medical expertise to stem its spread, the U.S. continues to use the virus to try to scapegoat China.Series of U.S. attacks on ChinaCredit: Caleb GrangerThe U.S. attack on China’s consulate is the most recent U.S. aggression. The capitalists running the U.S. make unsubstantiated claims about China to provoke economic war, while failing to meet the basic needs of people in the U.S. during the global pandemic.After nearly 150,000 U.S. deaths due to COVID — and more deaths related to the capitalist crisis — it’s clear the ruling class cannot be relied upon to even keep alive the workers who generate their profits.As Joshua Hanks noted in Workers World on May 26, “The U.S., with its highly developed economy, marshals massive resources for things like the Pentagon, Wall Street bailouts, mass incarceration of Black and Brown people, and extensive border controls. States like Kerala [in India] and countries such as Laos and Vietnam do not have economies that are as highly developed, yet what they do have, and what appears to be the key factor in containing the virus, are proactive, people-centered leftist governments and mass organizations that can mobilize millions of party members and the masses to achieve common goals for the public good.”China, using similar strategies under the leadership of its Communist Party, has successfully contained the pandemic. In the U.S. deaths from the virus rise, and unemployment is skyrocketing. Corporations are bailed out, with most of the money voted “for relief” going to businesses and banks, but not to the people for necessities like food and shelter.Fight COVID, not China!At the July 23 Houston rally, Workers World Party condemned the U.S. attacks on China, including on the consulate, and the U.S. lack of response to the pandemic. Prioritizing profits over people is a deadly response that puts the whole world at risk. Workers World Party called on the Trump administration to reverse its order to China to vacate its consulate. Fight COVID-19, not China! WWP demands for the COVID crisis remain:1. Free health care for all; 2. Nationalize the health care system under community control and build emergency hospitals;3. Full pay, benefits and guaranteed income for all;4. Food, housing, medical supplies and utilities including internet for all;5. Suspend rent, evictions, mortgages, utility shutoffs and ALL debt;6. Prioritize resources for communities of color, migrants, LGBTQ2S+ people, seniors, youth and people with disabilities;7. Empty prisons and detention centers, shut down ICE and end racist attacks;8.Community control — No cops — No military;9. $2 trillion to the workers, not the banks; and10. End U.S. wars, sanctions and environmental destruction.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Facebook Twitter SHARE By Gary Truitt – Oct 19, 2014 Facebook Twitter Why CAFOs May Soon Be Cool Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) is both a legal term and a epithet. The federal and state governments have a strict definition of a CAFO and specific licensing, inspection, and oversight regulations for any farm so designated. Environmental and activist groups use the term to vilify any operation they don’t like. The former is used to provide producers with a set of guidelines in which they can operate safe from government prosecution. The latter is a label used to harass, demean, and arouse public position against a livestock or dairy farm. But technology may soon turn the tables and make the designation of a CAFO as something to be desired.Livestock farms produce manure — that is a fact of life. Farms above a certain size are required to manage that manure in specific, prescribed ways. Unlike factories and municipal water treatment plants, CAFOs are required by law to be zero discharge facilities. This means the manure cannot leave that facility except in environmentally safe ways. Traditionally, this has been as fertilizer that is spread on cropland under strict environmental regulations. But developing technology may soon have that manure leaving the farm as energy. Digester technology is being used at several locations in Indiana to turn animal waste into power. The process produces a biogas consisting of methane, carbon dioxide, and traces of other “contaminant” gases. This biogas can be used directly as fuel in combined heat and power gas engines or upgraded to natural gas-quality biomethane. Operations large and small across the country are experimenting with this technology, and the USDA has provided funding to launch several pilot projects on CAFOs around the country. In the not too distant future, CAFOs may not only be producers of food, but also producers of renewable energy that may help power local communities with low cost, renewable energy.Odor is another issue that besets livestock operations and often causes public opinion to be less than favorable toward CAFOs. Here, too, technology may be providing some answers. Research on filters for ventilation and even changes in diets have shown promising results. Products are now on the market that can greatly reduce or even eliminate odors from livestock operations. This, along with the biosecurity now being implemented on most livestock farms, may mean that CAFOs of the future will not store and transport large amounts of manure or even smell. In addition, they may be local energy producers, helping to keep down local electric rates.This may not stop all the criticism of CAFOs, as many activist groups make too much money from criticizing agriculture to give it up. Some local activists have made a career and quite a name for themselves by their high profile protests against CAFOs. Yet, as this technology evolves and CAFOs change, the public may see more positives than negatives to having a thriving livestock sector in their county. Perhaps CAFO will one day cease to be an epithet and will instead be cool. SHARE By Gary Truitt Home Commentary Why CAFOs May Soon Be Cool Previous articleSunday OutlookNext articleAs Oil Prices Fall, Questions Rise Gary Truitt