KCS-content Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Share DE SHAW, one of the world’s largest hedge fund managers, is to cut its global headcount by 10 per cent.The cuts, which equate to roughly 150 jobs, are the largest in the firm’s history and are expected to significantly impact its London and New York offices. DE Shaw’s decision to scale back on staff numbers came as part of a lengthy review by the fund manager’s senior staff after it suffered from a large outflow of investors this year. A statement from the group said: “The DE Shaw group has taken steps to strengthen our business and maximise value for our investors over the long-term.”At the start of the month, DE Shaw managed around $21bn (£13.2bn) across its funds. The New York based firm, however, has suffered from roughly $7bn in redemptions made during the last few months.The cuts comes after one of the worst periods for the hedge fund sector.DE Shaw, which was founded in 1988 by David Shaw, currently employs 1,500 people in the US, UK, Europe, Middle East and Asia.Shaw no longer manages the day-to-day functions of the firm. whatsapp DE Shaw slashes its headcount by 10pc as investors lose faith Tags: NULL More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org Tuesday 28 September 2010 11:23 pm
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Regions: LATAM Colombia Email Address Tags: Online Gambling Colombian gambling monopoly Coljuegos’ tax revenue from online gambling licensees grew 106.3% for the year ending 31 October, 2019 to COP65.97bn (£14.7m/€17.6m/$19.6m), with total collections for gambling across all channels up 15.5% to COP617.21bn.Retail bookmakers accounted for the bulk of tax revenue, bringing in COP377.25bn, 61% of the market, a 10.6% increase year-on-year. The SuperAstro Lottery followed, with a 14% share of the market, accounting for COP88.72bn of the total tax take, a 15.2% year-on-year increase.Online operators’ COP65.97bn made up 10% of the market, though the channel’s growth was the fastest of any legal form of gambling. Baloto and Revancha lottery games made up 10% and 3% respectively, bringing in COP59.71bn and COP20.45bn, while their combined growth was 3.3%.Coljuegos also announced that, during the year, 4,332 illegal games had been withdrawn from the market, a 14.8% increase on 2017-18.For the calendar year, the Colombian gambling market is projected to reach COP664.83bn, a 15.7% year-on-year increase. Money collected by Coljuegos is used to fund public healthcare in the country.“Nothing is more satisfying than working for an entity in which everything we do helps to finance the health of more than 1.6 million Colombians a year,” Coljuegos president Juan B. Pérez Hidalgo said. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Finance Lottery Sports betting Colombia regulator reports strong igaming growth for 2018-19 13th December 2019 | By Daniel O’Boyle Finance Colombian gambling monopoly Coljuegos’ collections from online gambling licensees grew 106.3% for the year ending 31 October to COP65.97bn, as it took in a total of took in COP617.21bn from all licensees, a 15.5% increase.
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And at 6,087 points, it’s way below 2018’s all-time high of 7,903.5.If stock markets genuinely reflected the real long-term earnings of their constituent companies, then we might expect new records to be a regular occurrence. But the real world is volatile, and I find this latest US stock market boom scary. It makes me feel twitchy about our dear Footsie too.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…ValuationThe S&P 500 is currently on a P/E multiple of a little over 29. That is, the price of an S&P share on average is 29 times the value of its earnings. The long-term average for that index comes in at around 15 to 16 — an average that’s similar to the FTSE 100.We’re not looking at forecast earnings here, which we’d expect to raise an index’s apparent valuation in the short term. No, this current S&P 500 valuation is a trailing one, based on reported earnings. So it’s mostly unaffected by the pandemic slowdown yet.Earnings forecasts are really not very reliable right now. But America is in its worst economic downturn since the Great Depression (as is much of the world). And as more and more weak earnings reports come in, that P/E is going to rise further and further. Unless, of course, there’s a correction in share prices.DividendsTo look at it another way, we can turn things round and look at dividend yields. That is, the ratio of the average dividend to the average share price. At the moment, the S&P 500 is on a dividend yield of 1.8%. Again, that’s a trailing figure based on reported dividends. And if dividends are cut during the recession, that yield will drop too.But what does the FTSE 100 look like in similar valuation terms? Well, the Footsie is on a trailing P/E of approximately 16 at the moment. So S&P stocks are valued a full 80% higher than FTSE 100 stocks. And looking at dividends, the FTSE 100 yield stands at around 3.5%. That’s down from last year, even after the index’s fall, but it’s still around twice the S&P 500’s yield. What does this all say to me about the prospects for the FTSE 100?FTSE 100 set for a fall?Firstly, I think US stocks are overvalued. They’re high by historic standards, but the Covid-19 havoc makes today’s valuations look like madness to me. I really can see a correction coming. And when the US stock market falls, the rest of the world tends to follow suit. 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Scott WilliamsThe Wales centre was Man of the Match in the Scarlets’ impressive 28-11 win over Sale Sharks in the Champions Cup and one passage of play after 62 minutes encapsulated Williams’ contribution. He stripped the ball from big No 8 Josh Beaumont in contact then, as the Scarlets charged up the pitch, Williams took a pass from Jonathan Davies and almost immediately flipped the cleverest of passes behind his own back, knowing Gareth Davies was there. Davies kicked the ball through and although the move didn’t lead to a try, it showed what skills Williams has in both defence and attack. Leonardo’s masterpiece: Sarto scored two tries for Glasgow Warriors. (Photo: Getty Images)Glasgow WarriorsThe Scottish team walloped Leicester 42-13 in the first Champions Cup match of the weekend and it was Glasgow’s power and physicality in the rucks, mauls and tackles, and their extraordinary speed and precision in attack which was the Tigers’ undoing.Leonardo Sarto was named Man of the Match but this was a fabulous team performance against high-quality opponents. The Warriors mean business in Pool One. Inspirational: Danny Cipriani was in top form for 12-try Wasps. (Photo: Getty Images)Danny CiprianiThe quality of Wasps’ opponents – Zebre – left a lot to be desired but any team which scores 12 tries in a Champions Cup match deserves praise and Wasps beat their previous highest winning score, winning margin and try total in their 82-14 trouncing of the Italians.Cipriani was the inspiration behind the win, with his quick hands, pin-point kicking out of hand and excellent vision creating try after try for the English side. Toulouse away will provide a much sterner test next week, but Wasps won’t be short of confidence. Mathew Tait and Freddie BurnsThe Leicester Tigers defence has been horribly porous this season and they conceded another hatful this week as Glasgow Warriors beat them 42-13. They didn’t help themselves by gifting two interception tries to the Scots when they were chasing the game near the end.First, with 67 minutes gone, Tait spilled the ball under the pressure of a tackle from Nick Grigg when he was trying to offload to Greg Bateman and Mark Bennett picked up the loose ball and raced 80 metres to score the bonus point try.Nine minutes later Burns zipped a pass to the left but the only person there to take it was Man of the Match Leonardo Sarto and he sprinted from his own half to score his second try. Gordon Reid and Aaron ShinglerThese two forwards had a chance to grab a bit of personal glory in their respective teams’ Champions Cup triumphs, but both fluffed the opportunity. Prop Reid was celebrating his 100th appearance for Glasgow Warriors and looked like he was going to crown the special occasion with a try when the ball came down the line to him on the left wing. However, with just a few steps between him and the line he failed to catch the ball and the chance went begging. Reid raised a smile in the immediate aftermath with a superb comedy punching of the corner flag – a definite knock-out blow.Shingler had an opportunity to set up a score for the Scarlets in the second half of their clash with Sale Sharks. He only needed to catch the ball as it came swiftly down the line, and then pass to DTH van der Merwe outside him, but he dropped it. Centre of attention: Craig Ronaldson did superbly for Connacht. (Photo: Inpho)Craig RonaldsonConnacht centre Ronaldson landed a last-quarter conversion to put his side ahead against Toulouse and ultimately seal a 23-21 Champions Cup win for them. Bundee Aki battered his way over the line with 64 minutes on the clock to tie the scores at 21-21. Ronaldson made no mistake with the kick, having taken over the duties from Jack Carty who had missed two conversions and a penalty.Ronaldson also caught the eye in the first half when he came within inches of scoring a spectacular try after a length-of-the-field move. The centre was stopped just short, but Niyi Adeolokun was on hand to finish in the corner. Hair-raising: Mattieu Bastareaud’s hair upstages even Ma’a Nonu’s. (Photo: Getty Images)Mattieu BastareaudThere was plenty of eye-catching rugby to enjoy during Saracens’ 31-23 win in Toulon, but the French centre stole a little bit of the limelight himself with this season’s version of his always slightly crazy hair. The dreadlocks have had a prolonged encounter with a bleach bottle and the effect is pretty startling. As if Bastareaud didn’t already stand out enough… Juan-Martin Fernandez LobbeHis team were losing 28-23 with 76 minutes on the clock, so the Toulon back row could have been forgiven for not being in the best of moods. However, when referee John Lacey told Fernandez Lobbe he was being substituted, the Argentinean exchanged a quick low-five and slap on the back with the official before trotting off. At a critical point in a high-stakes game, it was great to see such a fine bit of friendly sportsmanship. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Heading for trouble: Matt Toomua (12) dumps Finn Russell on the floor. (Photo: Inpho)The SinnersMatt Toomua and Ma’a NonuThis duo were both sin-binned for tip tackles in their respective Champions Cup matches and Toomua was extremely lucky not to see a red card instead.The Australian centre picked up Finn Russell 12 minutes into the Glasgow v Leicester clash and upended him. The only thing which stopped Russell landing on his head was the fact he just managed to get his left elbow down onto the ground first. He landed on his back and so Toomua just spent ten minutes of his Leicester debut in the sin-bin rather than being sent off.Nonu dumped Brad Barritt on his back early in the second half of Toulon’s clash with Saracens, when Toulon were trailing 25-9. It was a bad tackle – but marginally less so than Toomua’s. JP DoyleThe referee made a controversial and important call during Ulster’s defeat in Bordeaux by sin-binning Sean Reidy and awarding a penalty try against him for an early tackle on Baptiste Serin as he attempted to score a try.Yes, Reidy did grasp Serin’s shoulder a moment before he got the ball, but the Bordeaux player still gathered it safely and fell over the line, however Reidy’s momentum took them both into touch before the ball could be grounded.Doyle said to Reidy: “You have made contact early and tackled him. That has stopped him grounding the ball.” However, I don’t think the early tackle did stop Serin touching down, as he still got the ball under full control. LeinsterThe Irish province got their Pool Four campaign off to a winning start and their star performers included Josh van der Flier, Joey Carbery and Man of the Match Isa Nacewa.Nacewa scored a crucial solo try when Leinster were 19-11 up but had a man in the sin bin early in the second half. He grabbed the ball from a ruck, burst through the fringe defence and brushed off two tackles on his way to the line.Carbery, on his European debut, made 92 metres with the ball in hand and beat 11 defenders, while van der Flier was terrific in attack and defence. The sudden and extremely sad death of Munster coach Anthony Foley cast the darkest of shadows over the opening weekend of the European Champions Cup and Challenge Cup. His loss is felt in his home province and across all the nations – but the highs and lows of the weekend’s on-field action still deserve to be acknowledged. Stephen Myler and Callum ClarkNorthampton Saints got their Champions Cup campaign off to a winning start with a 16-14 triumph over Montpellier thanks to Myler landing a penalty with the last kick of the match.Earlier in the game Clark had capitalised on a deft offload from Louis Picamoles after a sharp break and terrific pass from Harry Mallinder to score the Saints’ only try. Clark was double-tackled in the corner by Benjamin Fall and Nic White and they turned him onto his back, but still had the strength to touch down.Montpellier’s Fijian wing Nemani Nadolo also deserves plaudits for a fabulous blind offload out of a tackle on halfway to Joffrey Michel, who sprinted up the left wing and put Frans Steyn over for a try. Ulster were 14-13 down at the time, so the penalty try and yellow card were decisive and, in my opinion, too harsh. I think a fairer call would have been a penalty for the early tackle, and nothing more. Challenge Cup starsJustin Tipuric scored an astonishing solo try in the Ospreys’ 45-0 trouncing of Newcastle Falcons in the Challenge Cup.The Wales flanker leapt and reached to catch a high ball on halfway, broke up the middle, chipped over centre Craig Willis and collected his kick to score.Edinburgh achieved a 59-12 win in Romania against Challenge Cup debutants Timosoara Saracens and both Stuart McInally and Nasi Manu scored hat-tricks.Rhys Priestland kicked 20 of Bath’s points in their 25-22 win at Pau, punishing the home team’s indiscretions and not missing from the tee at all.It would be great to be able to say more about the Challenge Cup games, but as Sky Sports didn’t show a single section of action from that competition in their highlights programme and BT Sport only showed the Tipuric try, it is difficult to pick out the best performances. The SaintsSean Maitland and SaracensOnly a top-class finisher can touch down a try when the combined power of Ma’a Nonu and Leigh Halfpenny is trying to take you into touch, but Saracens’ Maitland did just that in the ninth minute of his side’s historic 31-23 Champions Cup win at Toulon.Maitland reached forward as he was tackled and grounded the ball one-handed in the right-hand corner. The officials took a long look at the replays before deciding he had scored.Saracens’ other wing, Chris Wyles, scored one of the tries of the weekend, finishing off a move which was started by a fabulous break and offload from Mako Vunipola to Man of the Match Owen Farrell. A few moments later lock George Kruis produced a magnificent long pass to Maro Itoje and he put Wyles over on the left.Vunipola wasn’t the only Saracens front-rower showing off some special handling skills at the Stade Mayol. Hooker Jamie George cut a superb line through the Toulon defence then offloaded out of the back of his hand to put Richard Wigglesworth in for Saracens’ second try.The English club resisted a second-half comeback from the modern-day Kings of Europe and became the first club to beat Toulon in the Heineken or European Champions Cup.Hooker on the hoof: Jamie George cuts through the Toulon defence. (Photo: Getty Images) Bordeaux’s comebackTrailing 13-9 with eight minutes of their match v Ulster to go, Bordeaux didn’t look like winning this Champions Cup tie. But they scored three tries before the final whistle to complete a 28-13 win and deny Ulster even a losing bonus point.Sébastien Taofifenua barged over in the corner, an extraordinary run out of defence by Metuisela Talebulamaijaina created a penalty try (more of that later) and Blair Connor ran from behind his own line at the death to score the final try. Frans SteynReferee Nigel Owens had no hesitation in penalising Montpellier centre Frans Steyn for conduct “against the spirit of the game” when the player shouted “miss” as he raced up to attempt to charge down Stephen Myler’s conversion after Callum Clark’s try.This crude attempt to put Myler off only resulted in the Saints’ fly-half being allowed to retake the kick, with no charge-down attempts allowed, and he nailed it. TAGS: ConnachtHighlightLeinsterSaracens Top clash finish: Sean Maitland about to touch down under pressure. (Photo: Getty Images)
Curry Installation, Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Comments (2) Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET By Matthew DaviesPosted Nov 1, 2015 David Masasi says: November 2, 2015 at 5:13 am Great coverage, Matthew !So good to see the participation of global visitors! Rector Knoxville, TN Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Ecumenical & Interreligious, In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Comments are closed. Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Tampa, FL TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Director of Music Morristown, NJ Tags Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Featured Jobs & Calls Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Belleville, IL Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Video Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Press Release Service The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit a Job Listing Featured Events Rector Washington, DC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Collierville, TN Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC November 1, 2015 at 10:39 pm Congratulations Presiding Bishop Curry! What a wonderful day for all Christians! May God continue to bless us all!!! Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Youth Minister Lorton, VA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit a Press Release . Connie Murray says: Rector Martinsville, VA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Video: Ecumenical, interreligious guests share joy at Curry’s installation Rector Albany, NY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA
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AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Funding Recruitment / people The Lloyds TSB Foundation for England and Wales has appointed a new Director of finance and administration and a new Head of grant-making North.Jocelyn Boughton joins as Director of finance and administration with senior management experience from the voluntary and corporate sectors. For the past three years she worked with VSO as a management advisor for BIJAM in Nepal. Previously she held the posts of operations director, financedirector and company secretary.Her initial focus will be to update the Foundation’s information support systems to develop effective grant making, drawing from her customer focused background.Anne Dawson joins as Head of grant-making North with extensive grant-making experience including the Big Lottery Fund, where for the past two years she was a public involvement consultant working closely with ITV on ‘The People’s Millions’ and ‘The People’s £50 million’. She has extensive community grants experience from different perspectives including management of a CAB.She will be focusing on building the Foundation’s geographical presence in the North of England, developing a local grant team focused on delivering grants to disadvantaged groups most in need.www.lloydstsbfoundations.org.uk Howard Lake | 16 April 2008 | News 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. 33 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Two new appointments at Lloyds TSB Foundation