24 Aug

Global Gaming hands Fagerlund CEO role on permanent basis

first_img Topics: People Strategy People Global Gaming hands Fagerlund CEO role on permanent basis Regions: Europe Nordics Sweden 2nd July 2019 | By contenteditor Ninja Casino operator Global Gaming has appointed Tobias Fagerlund as its president and chief executive with immediate effect.Fagerlund has been serving as acting CEO since April following the departure of Joacim Möller and will now take on the role on a permanent basis.Fagerlund will continue to serve on the Global Gaming board as CEO, having first been appointed a director in 2016. He has previously held a number of executive positions in the industry, serving as CEO of suppliers such as Enteraction, iGame and betting exchange operator SpiffX.The appointment comes at a challenging time for Global Gaming, which last month had its Swedish licence revoked by national regulator Spelinspektionen after discovering “serious deficiencies” in its business practices, including failings related to responsible gambling and anti-money laundering measures.Global Gaming, which is appealing the ruling, has since had a request to suspend the revocation turned down by a Swedish Administrative Court.However, despite this decision, Fagerlund said he remains confident that the operator is compliant with Swedish law and he will continue to push for the decision to be reversed so that it can restart activities in the country.“I would have naturally preferred to be appointed under different circumstances, but I have no reservations in accepting it,” Fagerlund said. “I have a great deal of faith in Global Gaming and stand by what I have said in recent weeks: the regulator’s decision to revoke our licences is incorrect and disproportionate.“We are confident that we are compliant with the requirements of the Swedish legislation, and I have faith in the judicial process and look forward to its outcome,” he continued. “We will do everything in our power to restore as much confidence as possible in us, in order to be able to offer our brands to our customers in Sweden again soon.”Image: Raw Pixel AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Ninja Casino operator Global Gaming has appointed Tobias Fagerlund as its president and chief executive with immediate effect. Email Address Tags: Online Gamblinglast_img read more

24 Aug

Bragg looks to offload GiveMeSport to focus on Oryx Gaming

first_img Toronto-listed gaming operator and supplier Bragg Gaming has launched a strategic review of its online media division, comprising its GiveMeSport and GiveMeBet assets, with a view to selling off the unit to focus on B2B operations.Since Breaking Data acquired GiveMeSport (GMS) to form Bragg Gaming, a number of key improvements had been made to the media portal’s platform, user base and content strategy.Bragg said it believed the time was right for a review of the division, with Sequence Advisors appointed to pursue potential sales opportunities, claiming to have already received expressions of interest from a number of groups.In the first half of Bragg’s financial year, to 30 June, GMS reached 232 million unique Facebook users. Video views on the social network were up 186% year-on-year, with video interactions increasing 294% for the same period.In June, Bragg added, GMS reached 160 million users, compared to 29 million in January this year, with the launch of GiveMeSport Women, providing in-depth coverage of women’s sports, further strengthening its growth prospects. The sale plans have seen GMS counted as a discontinued operation in the supplier’s financial results for the period.GMS saw revenue plummet for the six months to 30 June, falling from CAD$6.8m in the prior year to $2.2m. After revenue-related costs of $920,607, the business posted a gross profit of $1.3m.However this was wiped out by expenses of $3.6m, resulting in the division posting a net loss after tax of $2.2m.The sale of the GMS assets would allow Bragg to focus fully on B2B activities, having entered the space through the acquisition of igaming content aggregator Oryx Gaming, agreed in August 2018.For the six months to 30 June, Oryx launched 22 new operators, with a further 24 to be on board in the coming months.“ORYX had another strong quarter,” Bragg chief executive Dominic Mansour said. “In addition to the record number of operators integrated in the first half, we signed agreements with Red Tiger, Stakelogic, Betsson, and Casumo whose extensive portfolio of games are now fully integrated into the ORYX Hub platform.”“We continue to engage with highly innovative and best-of-breed partners to supplement our broad content base and further improve our user-experience.”Oryx was also able to diversify its geographic base, helping mitigate risk and reduce the concentration of clients in certain markets. This saw revenue from clients with German operations increase by 30% in H1. While the supplier noted the federal State Treaty on Gambling may put this new revenue at risk, it added that Schleswig-Holstein licensed operators could benefit from the shutdown of online casino in other states.Revenue from all remaining operators was up by 87% on the prior year.This helped the supplier’s revenue grow to CAD$18.0m for the six-month period, a 49% year-on-year increase. Cost of revenue for the period amounted to $9.7m, leaving a gross profit of $8.3m. Expenses for the six months increased to $15.2m, however, largely as a result of a $5.5m charge related to the change in value of the contingent consideration owed to Oryx’s former owners.This resulted in Bragg posting an operating loss of $7.3m for H1. After financing charges and income tax expenses, plus the loss $2.2m loss from the GMS division, net loss for the half stood at $9.6m.For the quarter ended 30 June, Bragg reported revenue of $8.8m. After revenue-related costs of $5.0m, gross profit for the period amounted to $3.8m. Expenses of $10.0m, plus sales and marketing costs of $157,218 saw the business post an operating loss of $6.4m.Bragg’s net loss for the quarter came in at $7.6m once finance-related costs, income tax and the GMS loss were factored in.“I am very pleased with Bragg’s progress this quarter,” Mansour said. “During the six months since Bragg’s inception, we have acted on several strategic initiatives that have helped us transform into a global gaming company. This quarter, we focused on investing in the business in order to expand our footprint and accelerate future growth.” Looking at current trading, Mansour added: “Performance since the end of June has been ahead of our expectations, with monthly operator GGR on the casino aggregator platform 6% ahead of the three-month daily average, despite the typical slowdown during the summer months.” Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Slot Machines Toronto-listed gaming operator and supplier Bragg Gaming has launched a strategic review of its online media division, comprising its GiveMeSport and GiveMeBet assets, with a view to selling off the unit to focus on B2B operations. Bragg looks to offload GiveMeSport to focus on Oryx Gaming 27th August 2019 | By contenteditor Regions: Europe Central and Eastern Europe Germany Topics: Casino & games Finance Slots Casino & games AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more

24 Aug

Gambling.com Group wins approval to launch in Indiana

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Legal & compliance AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 19th December 2019 | By contenteditor Gambling.com Group wins approval to launch in Indiana Email Addresscenter_img Regions: US Indiana Topics: Legal & compliance Marketing & affiliates Sports betting Gambling.com Group has announced that its KAX Media America US subsidiary has secured approval from the Indiana Gaming Commission to begin offering its performance marketing services to licensed operators in the state. Gambling.com Group has announced that its KAX Media America US subsidiary has secured approval from the Indiana Gaming Commission to begin offering its performance marketing services to licensed operators in the state.Indiana opened its legal sports betting market on September 1 and KAX Media will now be permitted to work with licensed operators active in the state to support them with marketing.Operators are able to run retail, online and mobile sports betting services in the state.“Indiana got it right by offering mobile sports betting and the state represents a significant opportunity for sites like Bookies.com to connect sports fans with high quality sports betting content like top daily picks,” Gambling.com chief executive Charles Gillespie said.Read the full story on iGB North America.Image: Andreas Faesslerlast_img read more

5 Jul

Here’s how much £1K invested in Sirius Minerals shares a year ago would be worth today. Ouch!

first_imgHere’s how much £1K invested in Sirius Minerals shares a year ago would be worth today. Ouch! Image source: Getty Images. See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFA Enter Your Email Address Edward Sheldon has no position in any 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. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. 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More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. For years now, Sirius Minerals (LSE: SXX) – which is developing the world’s largest and highest-grade deposit of polyhalite (used to make fertiliser) in North Yorkshire – has been one of the most popular stocks on the London Stock Exchange. Clearly, many UK investors see Sirius as a stock with huge, life-changing potential.Yet as you are probably aware, the shares have delivered disappointing returns for investors recently. Here’s a look at how much £1,000 invested in SXX shares a year ago would be worth today.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…Disappointing yearOne year ago, Sirius shares were changing hands for around 22p. Had you invested £1,000 in the stock at the time, you would have picked up around 4,545 shares (I’ll ignore trading commissions for simplicity).Looking at Sirius’s one-year share price chart, there would have been several occasions when you were actually sitting on a profit had you bought this time last year. For example, in April, the shares briefly spiked up to around 27p on the back of optimism over a funding deal for the company.However, the second half of 2019 was nothing short of a disaster for the stock, as the company cancelled a planned $500m bond sale (it needed to raise this cash to get access to £2.5bn in funding from JP Morgan) due to global market conditions and the ongoing uncertainty surrounding Brexit. This saw SXX shares plummet to near 2p at one stage.Large lossesToday, SXX shares trade for 3.8p. This means that, had you bought a year ago, you’d now be sitting on a loss of approximately 83% (note that I have ignored the $425m equity raise in May that enabled institutional investors to pick up shares at 15p, as well as the one-for-22 open offer to existing shareholders in order to keep things simple).Of course, as Sirius is not yet profitable, there are no dividends here to soften to blow. So that means that your £1,000 investment in SXX would now be worth just £170. Ouch.TakeawaysSo what are the lessons we can learn from SXX’s collapse?Well, to my mind, the biggest takeaway is that investing in smaller companies (particularly those that have no revenues or earnings) can be risky. With these types of companies, you should only invest what you can afford to lose. To reduce your risk, it’s sensible to diversify your capital over many different companies.Secondly, Sirius’s collapse highlights the risks associated with investing in small mining companies. While there’s certainly money to be made investing in small-cap miners, it’s important to be aware that these stocks are notoriously volatile. With miners, there’s an awful lot that can go wrong. Quite regularly, small firms in the sector experience operational or funding challenges.Ultimately, if you’re looking to make big gains from smaller companies, I think you’re better off focusing on entities, outside the mining sector, that are already profitable and growing quickly. Investing in these kinds of businesses has certainly worked for me. Edward Sheldon, CFA | Tuesday, 7th January, 2020 | More on: SXX “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”last_img read more

5 Jul

Where will the Taylor Wimpey share price go in June?

first_img See all posts by Alan Oscroft Image source: Getty Images Taylor Wimpey (LSE: TW) and other housebuilders had been recovering well since November, when UK stocks started on their vaccine rebound. And 2021 got off to a good start. But since April, the Taylor Wimpey share price has been falling back. What might drive it in June, and where is it likely to go?The situation is similar at Barratt Developments (LSE: BDEV) and  Persimmon (LSE: PSN). Both have been drifting back a bit over the past couple of months, but not to the same extent as Wimpey. Since the start of 2021, Taylor Wimpey shares are up around 5.5%. But the other two are showing double-digit growth.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…The long term is what counts, so what about the past five years? The Taylor Wimpey share price is actually down over the period, by 4%. Barratt, meanwhile, has gained 40%. And Persimmon shareholders are sitting on a 60% profit. But back to June, and I see a few things that I reckon could drive these three shares in either direction.First up comes rising house prices. According to Nationwide, UK house prices were up 10.9% on the year to May. That surely had a lot to do with the early 2021 housebuilder recovery. But I remain cautious. The short-term market reaction to lockdown easing doesn’t really say anything about the long-term direction of the housing market. And housebuilders don’t need rising prices to make their profits anyway.Taylor Wimpey share price driversA decision on the full relaxation of Covid restrictions is scheduled for 21 June. Doubts are growing about the feasibility, as the new Delta variant is spreading. I suspect we’ve already seen the negative effect of that uncertainty, though. And I can’t help feeling it’s already in the latest Barratt Developments, Persimmon and Taylor Wimpey share prices.What about positive drivers? We’re not due any substantial news from Taylor Wimpey until first-half results in August. But Persimmon should be providing us with a trading update on 8 July. And there’s a similar update from Barratt scheduled for 14 July.Those might appear too late to affect June share prices, but I’m not so sure. We often see prices move in anticipation of updates. That’s especially true if the background market for a stock is looking positive, and the housing market is strong right now. I can see the optimism continuing, even if Covid restrictions are retained for a bit longer. When we finally get away from the pandemic effect, what’s the state of housing in the UK going to look like? Oh yes, we’re still in that chronic housing shortage.Housing shortageFor that reason alone, I’m bullish about the Taylor Wimpey share price. And Barratt Developments too. Oh, and Persimmon, which I hold in my long-term portfolio. I might still be wrong, mind. And the pre-pandemic levels reached by housebuilder shares might have been overvalued. If that’s the case, I suppose we could be heading for a correction.But while there’s demand in excess of supply, and housebuilders are earning enough cash to pay me my dividends, it’s a sector I’m staying in. Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. 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I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. Alan Oscroft | Monday, 7th June, 2021 | More on: BDEV PSN TW Alan Oscroft owns shares of Persimmon. 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.last_img read more

19 Jun

We are all little Violets in God’s eyes.

first_img George Reply in God’s eyes i guess it’s not bad being just a little Violet in His garden! In fact it’s ok! Love it! September 13, 2017 at 4:44 pm UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 TAGSCharles TowneInspiration Previous articleFHP: Wind speeds from Hurricane Irma could close bridgesNext articleBreaking News: Orange County curfew taking effect tomorrow Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Reply Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your name here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 September 10, 2017 at 1:02 pm 4 COMMENTS Ej Little girl whispering her grandfather a secret to ear – outdoor in backyard Except we be as little children as Jesus said. The little girl’s love and trust of her grandpa is just what God wants from us. Thanks September 16, 2017 at 5:28 amcenter_img Charles Towne is first and foremost a Christian. An octogenarian, author, journalist, wildlife photographer, naturalist, caregiver, and survivor, his life has been and continues to be, a never-ending adventure filled with possibilities never imagined. He has adapted the philosophy that to Live fully, laugh uproariously, love passionately, and learn like there is no tomorrow, is a formula for a long and joy filled life. Reply Reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Hello and thanks George and E.J. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your comments. Your vote of confidence means more than you can imagine. Chaz Linda September 22, 2017 at 12:11 pm You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here charles towne InspirationBy Charles TowneI was in our local Chick-Fil-A restaurant and as I stuffed my ugly mug with one of their delicious filet’s  I was also practicing one of my favorite pastimes, people watching.At the next table a grandpa was playing with his little grand-daughter.  I was to learn that her name is Violet, and that she is two years old, and what a delightful flower she is!As I watched, grandpa stood, told little Violet to stay where she was, and walked to the counter, but on his way he turned several times to assure himself that she was doing as instructed.  Each time he turned he smiled at her and waved.  Violet sat and watched grandpa and when he waved, she waved back.  Then grandpa, smiling all the time, threw little Violet a kiss, to which she responded by throwing a big, juicy, noisy, slobbery kiss right back at him.Grandpa soon returned with a handful of napkins, leaned close and said in a low voice, “I love you Violet.”  To which she replied, “I uv oo too grampa.”  Or something like that but my hearing being what it is who knows for sure, but then it isn’t really important because the mutual adoration was obvious.As I watched the two of them interact I couldn’t help but think of Papa God, and how much He yearns to have a loving relationship with each of us just like that which I was witnessing between Violet and her doting grandpa.  I think that just perhaps God is constantly smiling at us while throwing kisses and whispering, “I love you.”  In our ears.Oh what a glorious wonder that He loves us the way He does!  But then, how could he not?  For after all, we are His kids, and as much as we love our children He loves us the more.Our prayer Dear Papa God, I love you.  Help me to be what you want me to be.  Help me to please you, and to bring you joy.  Help me to hear your voice calling my name.  Help me to feel your hand upon my brow, and please, O God, help others to see you in me.  Praise you O Holy God, in Jesus’ sweet and blessed name I ask it, Amen.Live fully,Love openly,Trust God, and make a difference, today. No doubt there is Love in Every Generation! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

12 Jun

Pasadena Cultural Affairs Roundup: Recent Art Installations, New Art Publications and Special Events

first_img Community News HerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * The City of Pasadena Cultural Affairs Division and the Arts & Culture Commission announce Recent Public Art Installations in Pasadena, New Art Publications and Special Events, including the NEA Our Town funded Public Art Project and Fall ArtNight.Fall ArtNight Save the Date: On Friday, October 9 from 6-10 p.m., Fall ArtNight Pasadena will present the kick-off event for the National Endowment for the Arts Our Town Public Art Project for the Civic Center: My Pasadena. Side Street Projects’ mobile outpost will be in place to promote the upcoming temporary public art projects, including the debut of the LA Freewaves new site-specific sound installation in the City Hall Courtyard. Visit www.artnightpasadena.org for the full list of free arts and cultural venues, performances and shuttle routes.Pasadena’s “Best Arts Scene” AwardThe City of Pasadena has been awarded the distinction of the “Best Arts Town” of the West by Sunset Magazine. The Sunset Travel Awards were inaugurated in 2015 to honor the American West’s top destinations in lodging, dining, cultural tourism, outdoor adventure, environmental stewardship and more.“Pasadena has made an extraordinary commitment to the arts,” according to one of the judges. “From museums to performing arts, architecture to events, including the Rose Bowl, nothing is lacking.” Pasadena has five major museums-more museums per capita than most U.S. cities, several well-regarded theatres and performing arts companies, iconic architecture and, as an Arts For All school district City, a dedication to arts education for life-long learning.Thanks are due to the Pasadena Visitors and Convention Bureau, which actively promoted Pasadena’s unique cultural community for this award. In addition to the over 60 identified arts and culture organizations that call Pasadena home, signature cultural tourism events such as ArtNight Pasadena, Make Music Pasadena and the many festivals that are presented each year all so contribute to the rich cultural atmosphere. Along with all 30 winners, Pasadena was featured in the June issue of Sunset Magazine. See the awards online: www.sunset.com/travelawards.NEA Our Town Project SelectionsTwelve New Temporary Public ArtworksComing to Pasadena’s Civic CenterThe City of Pasadena Cultural Affairs Division along with project partner Side Street Projects has selected civic engagement projects for the National Endowment for the Arts Our Town funded My Pasadenaproject. This exciting program will create a continuous series of events and changing artworks in the Civic Center area from September 2015-September 2016, transforming the Civic Center into a creative, vibrant public forum. The art projects will expand community awareness and involvement in the contemporary role of government in civic life.The innovative My Pasadena projects are varied in inspiration and will include live performances, walking tours and visual art installations as well as dance, theater, animated projection, oral history and audio installation.The City has contracted Side Street Projects to create a mobile outpost in the Civic Center area to gather community input, develop, market and publicize projects, create podcasts and a permanent archive of project images and stories. Other project partners include Pasadena Heritage, Northwest Programs Office, Pasadena Unified School District, Pasadena Public Library, and The Armory Center for the Arts.Twelve projects, totaling $110,000, will be funded in part through the NEA Our Town grant received by the Cultural Affairs Division in 2014.For a full list of selected projects visit: http://www.cityofpasadena.net/arts.Recent Art InstallationsSusan NarduliTimekeeperInstalled March 2014TimeKeeper, by artist Susan Narduli, is a four-panel video projection based on the theme of arts and science. The artist focuses on the concept of the dynamic and interactive way that people perceive and experience time “in both pragmatic and personal ways. “Making linkages with Pasadena’s ties to scientific research and endeavors, the project references both local and broader communities and explores the ways in which time is fundamental to the sciences, including biology, chemistry and geology.The artwork addresses time from five perspectives: the language of time, time as a human construct, time as experience, time and the sciences and time made visible. Through these socio-cultural, historic and scientific lenses, the artist made selections of visual content for inclusion into the artwork.Four LED screens, installed 15′ feet above ground at De Lacey Avenue and Dayton Street display three types of video that are combined into a cohesive, continuous loop of artist-generated animations, pre-recorded video loops, and streaming content including Rich Site Summary (RSS) web feeds and social media updates from the scientific community.The panels are programed to have a day and night time presence and are readable and accessible from a variety of viewer heights, distances and by multiple audience types (pedestrian and motorist).Meeson Pae YangUrban OasisInstalled May 2014Artist Meeson Pae Yang’s Urban Oasis at 61 South Fair Oaks is a three – panel sculpture based on the concept of trees – -their beauty, history and value. The artist conducted interviews with residents who reported their fondness of Pasadena because of its small town feel and abundance and variety of trees, creating an “oasis” in the middle of Los Angeles County. Pasadena hosts 62,000 street trees, ranging from oak, maple, pine, magnolia, cypress and elm, which cover 85 percent of the City.In Urban Oasis, the artist has reinterpreted and abstracted the imagery of a tree including trunk, branches and leaves by constructing these forms on three laser-cut steel panels. The panels fill three openings, or bays, and depict different portions of a single tree articulated across all panels along the Mills Place pedestrian alleyway. The tree elements which, when seen as whole, compose a positive image of a tree and provide the feeling that one is walking among a grove of trees. This juxtaposition of organic imagery with synthetic materials echoes the contrasts between the site’s contemporary structure compared with the neighboring historical buildings.Paul TzanetopoulosSolar Luna ReflectionsInstalled August 2015In Solar Luna Reflections, artist Paul Tzanetopoulos pays tribute to Pasadena’s under-recognized but influential history of experimental art and design, including film and video, from the 1960’s and 1970’s. A participant in Pasadena’s burgeoning art community of the 1970’s, Mr. Tzanetopoulos was one of many artists that had a studio in the neighborhood around Fair Oaks Avenue and Colorado Boulevard.Sited at 150 West Green Street in the Werk Paseo, the new illuminated artwork is composed of two elements: a ten-foot-tall triangular sculpture and six synchronized, color-changing uplights that extend the installation and add a kinetic element to the work. The artwork’s title Solar Luna Reflectionsrefers to the sun and moon and their relationship to time, our position in the solar system and the cycles of day and night. The double entendre also refers to the idea of thinking about, or reflecting upon, art and design history as well as the actual reflective qualities of the sculpture and its LED art lights.Three types of glass were specifically selected for each of the obelisk’s sides to reflect and absorb light and imagery, provide a complex variety of color and patterns, and to act as a metaphor for a frame of film. The triangular lid features a circular glass oculus to reveal the sun’s rays at midday, as a sundial shows the passing of time, and activates the interior of the artwork to further enhance the sculpture’s ever-changing images, colors and patterns.Kyungmi ShinRoad BlossomsInstalled June 2015Animating the 210 Freeway underpass at Sierra Madre Villa, the recently installed Road Blossoms adds color and meaning along the Sierra Madre Villa Pedestrian Corridor between Colorado Boulevard and the Sierra Madre Villa Metro Light Rail Station in East Pasadena. Artist Kyungmi Shin’s installation utilizes the City light poles and retaining wall along the 210 Freeway underpass to improve the pedestrian experience along the east side of the Sierra Madre Villa Avenue.This Capital Public Art project was developed jointly with the Planning & Community Development and Public Works Departments and creates a colorful, inviting environment that encourages pedestrian activity and enhances the recent underpass sidewalk expansion, lighting and landscaping.The artwork’s theme contains descriptive and poetic transit-related words and images that encourage five alternative modes of transportation: bus, train, bicycling, walking, and running. Road Blossoms consists of painted metal “word sculptures” and poetry medallions that contain images and thematically-linked word combinations, such as “JOURNEY” with an image of a modern train, attached to five light poles and a mural on the 300-foot retaining wall.The painted mural includes a combination of circular designs inspired by wheels and references the various modes of transportation. The selected color palette of orange, blue, yellow, green and chartreuse unifies installation and the shape references grapes, oranges and the sun–an homage to the cultivated farms of early East Pasadena’s agricultural settlements.Ramon VelazcoThe PerformerInstalled July 2015The Performer, an installation composed of a freestanding, bronze sculpture, seating and hardscape elements, allows for audience interaction and participation. The artwork elements contain text, quotes, exhibition and production titles, character names and symbols that incorporate Pasadena-specific content, intended to engage viewers beyond the initial encounter. The artwork includes references that are unique to the arts community of Pasadena such as the Pasadena Playhouse, Boston Court, Pasadena Art Museum, Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena Museum of California Art and Red Hen Press.Three elements are combined in the interactive installation: ThePerformer as storyteller, a bench for the audience and a speaking tube to activate the artwork. Integrated within the courtyard space at 680 East Colorado Boulevard, the installation includes an audio component–a talking tube located approximately twenty-five feet from the figure – which allows viewers to talk into a microphone and “Speak up, Tell Us Your Story…” The sound is audible through a speaker in the sculpture’s base, providing an interactive viewer experience. The bench, located alongside the sculpture, encourages visitors to become active audience members, bringing the figure to life by listening to the stories it shares. Top of the News Business News 9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Make a comment More Cool Stuffcenter_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Subscribe center column 1 Pasadena Cultural Affairs Roundup: Recent Art Installations, New Art Publications and Special Events From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 | 1:19 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday last_img read more

26 May

Steps Being Taken To Ensure Availability Of Sanitizers & Masks At Prices Fixed By Govt, Centre Tells SC

first_imgTop StoriesSteps Being Taken To Ensure Availability Of Sanitizers & Masks At Prices Fixed By Govt, Centre Tells SC Nilashish Chaudhary3 April 2020 7:29 PMShare This – xThe Supreme Court of India has noted the submissions put forward by the Central Government regarding the implementation of measures to prevent black marketing of sanitizers and mask and has directed for proper adherence of the same in wake of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Petition had been filed by Justice of Rights Foundation seeking intervention of the Court to ensure sale of…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 Supreme Court of India has noted the submissions put forward by the Central Government regarding the implementation of measures to prevent black marketing of sanitizers and mask and has directed for proper adherence of the same in wake of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Petition had been filed by Justice of Rights Foundation seeking intervention of the Court to ensure sale of masks and sanitizers was at reasonable prices to the public at large. The petition also sought for fair and equitable distribution of masks and other essential commodities. Solicitor-General Tushar Mehta submitted to the Court that surgical/N95 masks had been declared as essential goods and that steps were being taken by the Government of India to issue directions regarding the availability and distribution of the masks, hand sanitizers and liquid soaps at their minimum retail prices fixed by the Government. He also submitted that there is a helpline provided at the control rooms which are working round the clock responding to complaints by persons who are not able to secure the essential commodities at the prices fixed by the Government. Accordingly, a Bench comprising of Justices L. Nageswara Rao and Deepak Gupta directed the Government of India to address the complaints properly, and with that direction, the petition was disposed of.Click here to download orderRead OrderNext Storylast_img read more

25 May

Man in serious condition following Sligo crash

first_img Previous article‘Unlikely’ we’ll avoid a significant surge of Covid-19 in New YearNext articleCovid-19 testing available at Knock Airport from today News Highland A man is in a serious condition in hospital after he was hit by a car in Sligo town.It happened on John Street at around 9.45pm last night.The man in his 50s was taken to Sligo University Hospital but has since been transferred to Beaumont Hospital in Dublin.The road remains closed for a forensic examination to take place.Anyone with information or dashcam footage from the area is being asked to contact Gardaí in Sligo. By News Highland – December 8, 2020 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterestcenter_img Twitter WhatsApp Man in serious condition following Sligo crash Twitter Facebook Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Homepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

18 May

Los Angeles marathon runner found dead after alleged cheating scandal

first_imgiStock(LOS ANGELES) — A 70-year-old runner was found dead in the Los Angeles River Thursday just days after being disqualified from the Los Angeles Marathon for allegedly cheating.Los Angeles police say they responded to a call Thursday morning, of a body in the river.The man was identified as retired Dr. Frank Meza, whose time in the Los Angeles Marathon four months ago shocked runners around the world.Meza was disqualified from the marathon this week due to alleged cheating after he posted a time of 2:53:10, more than an hour faster than the 4:10:07 run by the second fastest finisher in his age group.Meza claimed that he left the course to look for a bathroom and not a shortcut. His finish time would have been a record for his age group.Meza was also facing scrutiny for other marathon times, including his finish in the 2019 Sprouts Mesa-Phoenix Marathon.Marathon investigator Derek Murphy said he was deeply saddened to learn about Meza’s death. Murphy said his heart goes out to Meza’s family and friends, and that he would comment on the investigation at a later time to allow those close to Meza to grieve.Meza previously coached cross-country at Loyola High School in Los Angeles before resigning for health reasons.His cause of death is currently under investigation pending autopsy results, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more