TN Lottery sees revenue reach $1.84bn in FY2020

first_img The Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation (TEL) saw revenue for its 2020 fiscal year grow to $1.84bn, the highest total since the lottery’s launch in January 2004.The sum generated over the 12 months to 30 June represented a marginal increase on FY2019, when revenue came in at $1.81bn.While TEL did not provide figures for each vertical, it said revenue for draw-based games – Cash 3, Cash 4, Tennessee Cash and Keno To Go – was up 8.2% year-on-year, with instant win games’ contribution up 7.4%.This was aided by the strongest quarter in lottery history, the fourth quarter of FY2020 from 1 April  to 30 June. For that three-month period alone, revenue was $527.3m, with $118.3m in funding generated for education.Read the full story on iGB North America. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter CSR Topics: Finance Lottery Social responsibility CSR The Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation (TEL) saw revenue for its 2020 fiscal year grow to $1.84bn, the highest total since the lottery’s launch in January 2004. TN Lottery sees revenue reach $1.84bn in FY2020 Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: Charitable Gaming Regions: US Tennessee 17th July 2020 | By contenteditor Email Addresslast_img read more

Truworths Limited ( 2003 Annual Report

first_imgTruworths Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2003 annual report.For more information about Truworths Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Truworths Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Truworths Limited (  2003 annual report.Company ProfileTruworths Limited in Zimbabwe is part of Truworths International; an investment holding company that retails casual-wear clothing, footwear and fashion accessories in branded stores located in the major towns and cities of Zimbabwe. The company sells fashionwear and accessories under different brand names, including Daniel Hechter, Truworths Man, Ginger Mary, Zeta Inwear, Identity and LTD. Truworths brands are also sold through specialist retail outlets such as YDE, Uzzi, Earthaddict, Earthchild and Naartjie. The boutique range of accessories sold by Truworths includes watches, sunglasses, fragrances and gift ideas. Truworths Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Trevox 223 / CRAFT Arquitectos

first_imgThis led to our primary need tocover the environmental factor, i.e. to create a transitional space between theprivate area and public areas, without losing connection between these but atthe same time diminishing the environmental factors. Save this picture!Courtesy of CRAFT Arquitectos+ 45 Share 2010 Trevox 223 / CRAFT Arquitectos 2010 Architects: CRAFT Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project Housing Save this picture!Courtesy of CRAFT Arquitectos “COPY” CopyHousing•Mexico CopyAbout this officeCRAFT ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductGlass#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingMexicoPublished on June 05, 2013Cite: “Trevox 223 / CRAFT Arquitectos” [Trevox 223 / CRAFT Arquitectos] 05 Jun 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – MetrisVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ EffectPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceBricksEndicottBrick Facade at the Bruce Nesbitt African American Cultural CenterBathroom FurnitureBradley Corporation USAToilet Partition CubiclesSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight F100 CircularLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenRailing / BalustradesSolarluxBalcony Glazing – SL 60eUrban ShadingPunto DesignPublic Architecture in Residential ComplexDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Products in Palazzo VolpiChairshorgenglarusUpholstered Chair – diva 5-154Wall / Ceiling LightsHE WilliamsLED Downlight – 4DR RoundMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Year:  Save this picture!Courtesy of CRAFT ArquitectosWith respect to the interiors,the existing building absorbed part of the program, however, according to theneeds of the project we needed to create new areas. The only significant changewas the demolition of the hall, which resulted in two separate blocks linked bybridges, resulting in the creation of an interior garden, which functions as ahall and connects the rooms, as well as generating better lighting andventilation inside. Save this picture!Courtesy of CRAFT ArquitectosOne of the most importantfactors involved in the design is the location of the property. It is in agazebo with continuous traffic and is the visual culmination of severalavenues, this generates: excessive noise, very little privacy, and an airstream that impacts directly on the main facade of the house. Moreover, theproject is facing south, which means it overheats during the summer. Mexico Trevox 223 / CRAFT ArquitectosSave this projectSaveTrevox 223 / CRAFT Arquitectos Year:  Text description provided by the architects. The project arises from the ideaof reusing the existing spaces of a house built more than 40 years ago, togenerate independent housing for each family member with the constraint ofpreserving the essence of the building, trying to have the least number ofchanges and trying to protect original details which in turn must be integratedinto the new project. Save this picture!Courtesy of CRAFT ArquitectosThis was achieved with a doublefacade design, for which bronze Reflecta glass was used due to its enormous advantages:it allows a view to the exterior but limits the view to the interior givingprivacy to the rooms. In addition, we designed square windows that counter thedirect effect of the wind, allowing for its circulation without affecting theinternal facade, helping to filter sunlight and setting a comfortabletemperature. The outstanding feature of this design is to isolate the outsidenoise and not lose the connection to it, thanks to this design we createdintermediate terraces, which link both contexts and which are accessible only fromthe private terraces. ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Area:  1000 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Project gallerySee allShow lessAre Renderings Bad for Architecture?ArticlesTurkey: Fighting for Freedom of Speech and Freedom of SpaceArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:Naucalpan, Estado de MéxicoLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects Save this picture!Upper Floor PlanThe interior reflects rhythm andharmony, with the use of chiaroscuro colors; the lighting creates a play oflight from higher to lower intensity that contrasts with the exterior lighting,the resulting project provides the opportunity to experience different ways ofliving according to the space where you are. last_img read more

Indiana Leads Soil Health Movement

first_img Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Leads Soil Health Movement Previous articleOn-Farm Profits Expected to Drop Third Year in a RowNext articleMorning Outlook Gary Truitt SHARE Indiana Leads Soil Health MovementJane HardistyToday has been designated as World Soil Day. It is a promotion to draw attention to what farmers are doing to improve the health and fertility of their soil, and the Hoosier State is a leader in this movement that is changing the ground on which we stand.Indiana farmers have always cared about their land, but this has taken on a new dimension in recent years. Not only are farmers staking steps to conserve top soil, but they are also working to improve what is underneath.  State Conservationist Jane Hardisty said this movement started here in Indiana, “This soil health movement we started is spreading across the country and moving fast.”While there are state and federal agencies involved, Hardisty said most of the work is being done by farmers themselves. “They are really understanding biologically what is happening under the surface,” she stated. “Because what is happening determines what that soil can handle in terms of crops planted and fertilizers applied.”Hardisty believes that this focus on soil health is what is going to solve many of the challenges we face in agriculture today, “How we are going to deal with climate change, how we are going to deal with extreme weather, and the resilience of what this soil can do.” She added that improving soil health is the key to agriculture’s sustainability. She added that the story of soil health is also one consumers are interested in hearing, as they are more concerned about how their food is produced and the impact on the environment.The planting of cover crops continues to grow in Indiana, already the nation’s leader in the adoption of this technology. Hardisty said the warm dry fall weather led to an increase in tillage this year but is confident continued research will show the benefits of reduced tillage. She told HAT Indiana NRCS continues to get a good deal requests for technical assistance from farmers.To mark the occasion, the SHP has released an educational and fun white board video, “Farmers to the Rescue: How Healthy Soil Can Save the Planet.”“Soil health is the next frontier in agricultural sustainability,” said Nick Goeser, SHP director. “Restoring organic matter through practices like growing cover crops will help soil sequester more carbon while making it more resistant to drought, and more resilient to floods. These are important goals worldwide as the population grows.”“By changing some practices, farmers hold the power to rebuild organic matter in their soil,” the white board video says. “This helps the planet by improving crops and removing excess carbon from the atmosphere….More organic matter in the soil means better soils for farming, healthy crops, and protecting the environment.” The World Soil Day campaign aims to connect people with soils and raise awareness on their critical importance in our lives. In 2002, the International Union of Soil Sciences made a resolution proposing the 5th of December as World Soil Day to celebrate the importance of soil as a critical component of the natural system and as a vital contributor to human wellbeing. Facebook Twitter SHARE Indiana Leads Soil Health Movement By Gary Truitt – Dec 4, 2016 last_img read more

4-H Numbers Steady Throughout the State but a Shift in Livestock…

first_img Facebook Twitter SHARE SHARE 4-H Numbers Steady Throughout the State but a Shift in Livestock Shown Home Indiana Agriculture News 4-H Numbers Steady Throughout the State but a Shift in Livestock Shown 4-H Numbers Steady Throughout the State but a Shift in Livestock ShownAs 4-Hers make their way to this year’s Indiana State Fair, Director of Purdue Extension, Dr. Jason Henderson, says 4-H numbers throughout the state and at the State Fair are in good shape.“In the state we’ve been fairly steady and that’s been really good. Here at the State Fair, yesterday we checked in the barrow show. Our numbers were up in terms of number of exhibitors; up about 40 exhibitors this year. So, we’re excited about that and look forward to the rest of the State Fair entries that come in over the next week or so.”Henderson said they are seeing a shift in the type of livestock being shown. He attributes this to the state of the agricultural economy.“So, you see the number of people that are showing steers, which tends to be a higher price project, and it’s a little more difficult. While at the same time, you have more livestock exhibits like goats where the numbers are going up. It’s more manageable, especially if you have smaller plots, more of an urban lifestyle, type of activity. But various different goat numbers are up and various different activities.”With all of the activities, like sports or (perhaps more prominently) video games, I asked Henderson what the trick was to keeping kids engaged in 4-H. He said kids want to learn in a fun and exciting environment.“We’re not talking about putting them in a classroom and looking at a board and being lectured. It is really for us hands on learning experiences. I can remember, when I learned best was when I broke something on the farm and had to figure out how to fix it before my dad got back from the field. And that’s what a lot of the youth and what we bring to the table is the ability to take things, maybe robotics, build something, maybe break a few things, and then figure out how do we fix this and how do we make that work.There were 46,770 entries in the 2017 Fair. To get involved in 4-H or Mini 4-H, contact your local Purdue Extension office. Previous articleCommentary: A Different Perspective on the Future of AgricultureNext articleAgriculture Traditions Remain at Circus-themed Indiana State Fair Eric Pfeiffer Facebook Twitter By Eric Pfeiffer – Aug 5, 2018 last_img read more

New appointment expected to lead future success of Mid-west

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Facebook Advertisement Limerick to Cork road is barrier to growth WhatsApp Previous articleSaved by the 90s: from Backstreet Boys to Maniac 2000Next articleUHL takes two prizes at national awards Editor Linkedin Printcenter_img Email New chief at the chamber New plan to bring 12,000 jobs to Limerick BusinessNewsNew appointment expected to lead future success of Mid-westBy Editor – March 17, 2017 1010 Limerick company Global Sauces claims national Best Start-Up Award TAGSDr Orlaith BorthwickMary Mitchell O’Connor TDMid-West Action Plan for Jobs Dr Orlaith Borthwick, who has been appoiunted as Programme Manager for the Mid West Action Plan for JobsDr Orlaith Borthwick, who has been appointed as Programme Manager for the Mid West Action Plan for JobsA new programme manager for the Mid-West Action Plan for Jobs has been appointed.The newly-appointed manager, Dr. Órlaith Borthwick, holds a PhD in Economics and brings a wealth of experience in policy formation and delivery of economic projects that enhance the growth potential of tier-two city-regions.Having most recently held the role as Manager of the Mid-West Regional Skills Forum for the Department of Education and previously Director of Policy and Interim CEO at Limerick Chamber the role is a natural progression for Dr. Borthwick who has years of policy and project delivery experience, with expertise in building collaborative initiatives which result in economic prosperity and job creation opportunities.Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor noted the successful impact the Action Plan for Jobs has had on the region and believes the appointment of Dr. Borthwick will further accelerate the successful delivery of the ambitious plan.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Having met Órlaith recently at a meeting of the Mid West APJ Implementation Committee, I was impressed by her professionalism, enthusiasm, and her deep knowledge of the Mid West region’s economic strengths, challenges, and opportunity areas.”“The Mid West now has the fastest growing employment rate in the country, and an unemployment rate of 6%, a fall of 4.2% since the start of 2015.  This represents fantastic progress for the region, and under Órlaith’s leadership I am confident that the Mid West Action Plan will continue to build on this momentum,” the minister added.Barry O’Sullivan, General Manager at Johnson & Johnson Vision Care and Chairman of the Mid-West Action Plan for Jobs Implementation Committee believes that having a manager in place will open new economic possibilities for the region.“The Action Plan for Jobs is a template for collaboration and we are delighted to have Órlaith in place to support the work of industry as they partner with public bodies, to identify step-change projects that can deliver a bright future and wealth of job opportunities for all who chose to live here.”While Dr. Borthwick’s remit is the greater Mid-West region she will be working closely with Limerick City and County Council to support them in achieving their vision for the future growth of the city-region.Speaking about her appointment Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Economic Development with Limerick City and County Council Dr. Pat Daly said: “We are delighted to be working with our colleagues in Clare and Tipperary to collectively support and augment the economic potential of the Limerick City-Region. I want to thank Barry O’Sullivan for his commitment to this initiative and I am confident in the positive impact he and Órlaith can have on the future prosperity of the region”.last_img read more

Learning for Life: Noise at work

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Learning for Life: Noise at workOn 1 Jan 2004 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Life Long Learning and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) are theprocesses by which professionals, such as nurses, develop and improve theirpractice. There are many ways to address CPD: formally, through attending courses,study days and workshops; or informally, through private study and reflection.Reading articles in professional journals is a good way of keeping up-to-datewith what is going on in the field of practice, but reflecting and identifyingwhat you have learned is not always easy. These questions are designed to help you to identify what you have learnedfrom studying the article. They will also help you to clarify what you canapply to practice, what you did not understand and what you need to explorefurther. 1. How many years have the Noise at Work Regulations given employers alegal obligation to prevent hearing damage? a) 5 b) 10 c) 15 d) 20 2. What is the emphasis of the European Directive 2003/10/EC? To preventnoise exposure through: a) Wearing hearing protection b) Undertaking regular audiometry c) Raising exposure levels d) Incorporating measures at the design stage 3. Noise is defined as: a) Unbearable sound b) Unwanted sound c) Loud sounds d) Unnecessary sound 4. Which example is given as a loud piece of orchestral music? a) Tchaikovsky’s 1812 b) Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks c) Handle’s Wassermusik d) Pachelbel Canon 5. At what level does the individual develop loss of sensitivity tosound? a) 40KHz b) 4KHz c) 4Hz d) 40Hz 6. Sensitivity to noise is called: a) Presbycusis b) Presbyopia c) Hyperacusis d) Phonphobia 7. What was the author’s highest dosimetry reading from the musicians incertain sections? a) 85dB(A) b) 90dB(A) c) 140dB(A) d) 94dB(A) 8. Which instruments are responsible for these dosimetry levels? a) Woodwind and strings b) Brass and strings c) Woodwind and brass d) Tympani and strings 9. What health surveillance should be carried out on workers exposed tonoise? a) Questionnaire, examination of the ear, audiometry b) Questionnaire, examination of the ear, respiratory function c) Questionnaire, respiratory function, audiometry d) Respiratory function, examination of the ear, audiometry 10. Which of the following information is NOT required as part of ahearing conservation programme? a) Family history b) Occupational history c) Leisure activities d) Marital status Feedback1) c – Until then, many employers refused to do anythingabout noise at work and even now some small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)may not have complied. Undertake your own survey of people working in publicplaces exposed to noise and see what preventative measures you can spot. 2)d – This is an ergonomic issue and should be the first level of control.Consider simple ways in which noise can be reduced. 3) b – Interestingthat it is unwanted sound and that music, for the musician, is very much wantedsound. Can you think of a better definition? 4) a 5) b – This questionis there to stress the importance of correct use of units and how easy it canbe to mix them up, not only on these sort of measurements but on others, suchas the administration of medicines, for example vaccinations. Refresh yourknowledge of the various units we use in OH. 6) c – Do you know the meaningsof all these terms? If not, look them up and ensure you do not get themconfused 7) d 8) c 9) a – Remember that health surveillance is only partof a hearing conservation programme. Obtain a copy of the HSE Noise at Workbooklet (free or can be downloaded from 10) d –Marital status is not necessary – well, unless you have a nagging spouse orpartner!last_img read more

USS Zumwalt visits Mayport en route to San Diego

first_img October 26, 2016 Share this article USS Zumwalt visits Mayport en route to San Diego View post tag: USS Zumwalt View post tag: US Navycenter_img Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Zumwalt visits Mayport en route to San Diego The U.S. Navy’s next-generation guided-missile destroyer USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), arrived in Mayport, Florida, for a port visit October 25 after a period of operations in the Atlantic Ocean.Mayport marks Zumwalt’s fifth port visit after it departed the Bath Iron Works shipyard and headed to her new homeport in San Diego.As the lead ship of a class of multi-mission destroyers, Zumwalt features a completely new electric propulsion system, wave-piercing tumblehome hull, stealth design, and the latest warfighting technology and weaponry available.The ship was commissioned Oct. 15 in a ceremony in Baltimore, during which Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus delivered the principal address to more than 7,000 guests.“We arrived in Mayport after a highly successful commissioning week in Baltimore,” said Capt. James A. Kirk, commanding officer of Zumwalt. “The crew has performed superbly through a period of at-sea operations and testing, and will now get a chance to experience the hospitality and professionalism of Mayport Naval Station and the surrounding community.”The ship’s crew members will conduct maintenance and training while moored in Mayport, but will also get a chance to enjoy liberty and recreational events.While in port, Zumwalt Sailors will conduct tours and engagements with other Mayport surface ships from U.S. 4th Fleet.The destroyer is scheduled to begin her transit to her new homeport of San Diego, making several port visits along the way. Upon arrival in San Diego, Zumwalt will begin installation of her combat systems, testing and evaluation, and operational integration with the fleet. Authoritieslast_img read more

Germany’s Communist kingmakers

first_imgThe REAL election ’08UPDATE: I found this Die Linke car in the street, but I’m not sure it’s a Trabant. I know little about cars – do any car fans out there wish to tell me what this is? It does say Ford on the front… Coming back from work this evening, the bus I was in was overtaken by an old yellow banger with a massive flag poking out. After a closer look, it turned out be a tactically placed Trabant, the notoriously hard-to-come-by one-size-fits-all car of the old East German communist state. And the flag – an election banner, urging Frankfurters to vote for the new boys on the block, Die Linke, the Left Party, in Sunday’s crucial regional elections In fact, new on the block may not be such an accurate description. The far-left outfit, who claim on their literature that privatisation is the theft of public property, were founded only last year. But they are the successors of a party that have been around for much longer – the Party of Democratic Socialism (PDS), itself a later incarnation of the Communist Party of the old German Democratic Republic (GDR). Marxist intellectual Alex Callinicos has said the party “represents a profound challenge to social democracy” (I think that was meant to be a good thing). Running the party are a former member of the old GDR’s legislative chamber Lothar Bisky, who chose to emigrate to the East at the age of 18, and Oskar Lafontaine, who led the opposition SPD during part of the Helmut Kohl era. I tried to get a snap of the Trabi with my phone when it zoomed past proclaiming the glory of the old Communist East, but it was moving too fast. And the party, which must have destroyed several rainforests for all its mass advertising in the last few months, is doing the same thing to the political establishment too (sorry, it was late at night). By this time next week, these neo-communists might be some of the most politically powerful people in Germany. How? Well, latest polls for Sunday’s state election show that the opposition social democrats, the SPD, are quickly catching up on the ruling Christian Democrats (CDU), and the Frankfurter Allgemeine put them both on 38% in this morning’s paper. This remarkable upturn for the moderate left has made the ruling CDU’s task of finding a majority in the house much smaller harder (sorry again). The SPD have benefited from the backfiring of some hard-line talk on crime and immigrants from the incumbent regional PM Roland Koch (CDU), which led to him being branded a racist and will have hurt his standing among the large ethnic minority community in the largely urban state. Andrea Ypsilanti, on the hand, turned out well at last night’s TV debate and look to be on an upper. The last time I blogged on the opinion polls, the CDU led by 43% to the SPD’s 32%. This could now go either way.But, as so often with German politics, it will all come down to who can find allies to form a coalition that exceeds 50% of all votes. The centre-right Free Democrats will probably work with the CDU, while the Greens are expected to be up for an SPD-led coalition. At play, though, is the crucial 5% rule — the minimum share of the vote a party must receive to get seats in parliament — and how this will affect Die Linke’s chances. If they reach the 5% mark, they could join forces with the SPD and tip the balance towards a left-wing coalition, giving the state Premiership to Ypsilanti, once considered a lightweight without a chance. The far-left may then be the party that holds the key to the coalition, and therefore a major influence on policy. An editorial in Focus this week (not available online!) pointed out the likelihood that the fierce polarisation of the SPD-CDU battle would encourage votes for the centrist parties and screw up Die Linke’s hope’s of becoming Hessen’s kingmakers. If they succeed, their influence would be real. If they fail — well, maybe they’ll realise zooming up the Autobahn in a 1960s rustbucket isn’t the best electoral strategy. Cherwell 24 is not responsible for the content of external linkslast_img read more

Students raise safety concerns over ‘extremely frightening’ Park End queue

first_imgStudents have criticised the queue for last week’s ABBA-themed club night organised by ATIK, with some calling the experience “extremely frightening”.One student who queued for the event, which promised on its Facebook page that guests could “dress up and dance the night away”, recalled that a number of people began to experience panic attacks while waiting because of the pressure of the queue.They told Cherwell: “I’ve been in the standing area at lots of concerts but the queue at Park End was much, much worse than any of them – bouncers were having to push against the metal barriers with all of the weight just to keep the crowd upright, otherwise we would have toppled sideways.“It was an extremely frightening experience; several people were experiencing panic attacks. The only relief seemed to come when a few people gave up and climbed out of the queue.”Some party-goers criticised the bouncers managing the queue. One told Cherwell: “One bouncer was being very unhelpful and laughing”.An anonymous post on Oxfess said: “To the people who helped to stop the bouncer grabbing me when I had my hands up in surrender in Park End last night, a huge thank you.”However, not all the blame was pinned on the nightclub staff. One student present said: “The staff there appeared to be trying their best, but I think more work needed to be done further back in the queue to prevent it getting so wide.“The bottleneck when the sprawling queue reached the metal barriers was causing the problem.”Atik did not respond to Cherwell’s request for comment.last_img read more