Von Zitzewitz to step down as Lotto24 finance chief Regions: Europe Central and Eastern Europe Germany Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter German online provider of state-run lotteries Lotto24 has confirmed Magnus von Zitzewitz will leave his role as chief financial officer, and his position on the Lotto24 executive board, by the end of the month. 10th June 2019 | By contenteditor German online provider of state-run lotteries Lotto24 has confirmed Magnus von Zitzewitz will leave his role as chief financial officer by the end of the month.Von Zitzewitz will officially step down on June 30 in order to pursue new challenges. His contract had been due to run until April 2020.Jonas Mattsson, currently serving as CFO of Zeal Network, will take over von Zitzewitz’s responsibilities when the two businesses complete their merger on July 1.London-listed lottery brokerage Zeal last month confirmed that it had completed the acquisition of former subsidiary Lotto24 via an all-share public takeover. As a result of his decision to exit, von Zitzewitz will not take a seat on the executive board of the joint Zeal-Lotto24 business.“The supervisory board would like to thank Mr von Zitzewitz for his highly successful work in helping establish and expand Lotto24 AG to become Germany’s undisputed market leader in online lottery brokerage,” Lotto24 chairman Peter Steiner commented.“The executive board and supervisory board wish him every success and all the best for both his personal and professional future.”Von Zitzewitz has served on the executive board of Lotto24 since 2012, when the business was spun off from Zeal as an independent business.Prior to the split, he served as both director and managing director of Zeal’s Tipp24 brand and, earlier in his career, had a spell as chief operating officer of Bet 3000.Zeal aims to combine its Tipp24 lottery betting brand with Lotto24’s myLotto24 business, to create a new digital lottery brokerage through the merger. Topics: Lottery People Strategy Lottery Tags: Online Gambling AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address
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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. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Last week’s stock market crash saw the FTSE 100 fall to the lowest levels seen since 2011. As a result, my research suggests that there are 18 FTSE 100 stocks with forecast dividend yields of at least 10%.To be honest, some of these payouts looked doubtful to me, even before the coronavirus outbreak. But I believe that some of these stocks now offer great value for income investors.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…I reckon that buying the right shares today should deliver years of market-beating income. In this piece I want to look at two big dividend stocks I own, starting with television group ITV (LSE: ITV).Retune your televisionThe ITV share price has fallen by more than 40% so far this year and was trading at 85p at pixel time.To be fair, this FTSE group was facing challenging conditions even before the coronavirus outbreak. Things have now got much worse.Travel firms are cancelling ad campaigns planned to promote this year’s summer holiday season. I suspect other advertisers will scale back their activity too. Based on the information available so far, ITV expects ad revenues to fall by 10% in April alone.However, I think that focusing on the short-term outlook for TV advertising is missing the point. ITV is much more than just a conventional broadcaster. In 2019, the group generated 36% of all profits from programme production. Much of this content is sold to other broadcasters.Super profitsThere’s also another attraction. I mentioned that ITV was already facing challenging conditions. That’s true. But the company has remained highly profitable, despite this.The group’s latest accounts show that ITV generated an operating margin of 16% in 2019 and earned a return on capital employed of nearly 24%. These are impressive figures that are well above the market average. They highlight the group’s historically strong cash generation.Is the dividend safe? I think it’s hard to be certain at this time. But management says it plans to hold the payout unchanged at 8p again in 2020. At current shares prices, that would give a dividend yield of 9.4%.On balance, I think ITV shares offer great long-term value at the moment. I’m hoping to buy more over the coming weeks.An advertising concernThe shift online in the advertising world is also a concern for FTSE 100 ad giant WPP (LSE: WPP). The group’s recent results met with a downbeat reception when turnaround boss Mark Read said that performance would be flat, at best, in 2020.That was before the impact of the coronavirus stepped up in Europe and the US. Being realistic, I expect WPP to report a fall in revenue and profit in 2020.However, this shouldn’t necessarily cause any longer-term problems. Drilling down into WPP’s 2019 results tells me that the only region that didn’t report growth last year was North America. Elsewhere in the world, the group’s operations performed well.The US market is WPP’s largest, so this remains a concern. But I think it should be fixable, given WPP’s size and presence in most key consumer markets. As with ITV, I think the bad news for WPP is already reflected in its share price.WPP stock is now trading on less than seven times forecast earnings, with a dividend yield of around 10.5%. For patient long-term investors, I reckon this is a great opportunity to buy. 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. See all posts by Roland Head Roland Head owns shares of ITV and WPP. The Motley Fool UK has recommended ITV. 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The cruise industry is sinking like a stone and many airlines are at risk of being forever grounded if no solution to their financial woes is found. No wonder investors are avoiding travel-related stocks like the plague.Dire as the situation may be however, I do think there is the potential for some to recover once the coronavirus storm has passed.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…On sale?Considering its staid-looking high street stores, I’ve long thought the valuation attached to WH Smith (LSE: SMWH) to be frothy. Having now fallen a little over 60% from the all-time highs achieved back in January, this may no longer be the case. This is, after all, a company that’s seen its travel concessions business become very lucrative over the last few years. Further evidence of this came in January. The FTSE 250 member reported a 19% rise in revenue. This included contributions from recent US acquisitions InMotion and Marshall Retail Group.Of course, the next few months are likely to prove very tricky. For as long as travel is restricted and high streets are deserted, WH Smith won’t make any money. Units operating in hospitals are an exception though.Nevertheless, I’m a big fan of businesses that serve a captive audience and the company now operates 1,200 travel stores in 32 countries. There’s also a lot to be said for the fact that WH Smith generates superb returns on the money it invests when it is functioning at full steam. Margins aren’t massive but they’re still better than a lot of other retailers out there. The debt it carries isn’t excessive either.I’m not sure I’d be pulling the trigger and buying a few shares just yet. But I’m definitely sensing an opportunity. Debt-freeStockport-based holiday firm On the Beach (LSE: OTB) is another company that could rise from the ashes of the coronavirus-induced market crash. Like WH Smith, a lot of this depends on how quickly the virus is tackled and the lockdown lifted. For On the Beach, it also depends greatly on how the UK general public respond once the full financial impact of the crisis is known. The possibility of a prolonged recession will surely mean that discretionary purchases like a stay in the sun will be the first to go.Seen from this perspective, On the Beach could certainly suffer more than the newsagent. The latter will benefit merely from commuters returning to the office after the enforced break. That said, there are still reasons to be optimistic.For one, there’s no debt on its balance sheet. This is not to say that even previously financially sound businesses won’t go to the wall in 2020. It should provide investors with some hope going forward though.Second, On the Beach has an asset-light business model. This means it’s not burdened by massive fixed costs like other businesses in the sector. Marketing spend can be (and has been) cut quickly. For me, this makes it a safer bet than, say, TUI, which operates a portfolio of hotels, cruise lines and airlines.On the Beach’s share price is now back to levels not seen since 2016. Does this make it a ‘bargain’? I still think it might be too early to say. But it’s worth keeping an eye on, I feel. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Paul Summers | Monday, 30th March, 2020 | More on: OTB SMWH 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. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Paul Summers has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended On The Beach and WH Smith. 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And remember, they’re giving away more than 200 prizes so you’ve got a great chance of being a magnersleague.com winner.Good luck! Wales kicking coach Neil JenkinsIf you’ve signed up for the great ‘Kick Your Way to the Grand Final’ competition, or are thinking about entering, then we’ve picked up a few tips from the top to help you in your preparations.Nobody knows more about the science of goal kicking than former World points record holder Neil Jenkins and the Wales kicking coach has given us a few thoughts on his art to pass on to our Grand Final hopefuls.“Being a successful goal kicker is all about practice. At the top end of the game these days you are seeing such deadly accurate goal kickers because teams realise the importance of winning matches,” said Jenkins, the first player to score 1,000 Test points. The top kickers put in hours of practice on the training pitch and anyone who wants to succeed needs to put in the work. But if you are a beginner there are a number of things you can do to give yourself the best chance of achieving some success.”“Firstly, find some boots that fit you and in which you feel comfortable. Make sure you’ve got properly inflated balls with which to practice and try a number of kicking ‘Tees’ to establish which is the best for you. Don’t try to copy anyone else’s style, but make sure you do the basic things correctly.”• Tee up the ball so that it is pointing to the centre of the target• Measure out your run-up properly so that your non-kicking foot finishes at the side of the ball before you strike it.• Pick a point on the ball as you are running up and don’t take your eye off it• Keep your head down • Strike through the middle of the ball• RelaxNeil Jenkins broke the points-scoring world record in 1999. “Whenever and wherever I was kicking, for Cardiff Blues, Wales or the British & Irish Lions, I always took myself back to my training area and imagined the kick, however important, was just another training exercise. It is important not to get overawed by the occasion or the crowd. Don’t get anxious and tighten up, just relax.”So there you have it – a beginners’ guide to hitting the mark with your goal kicks. Get out there and start the practice sessions.If you haven’t entered the competition yet to win a day with your favourite Magners League club and the chance to kick at the Grand Final on Saturday, 28 May, then simply click here and sign-up now.It’s free to enter and it’ll take you no time at all. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS
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Francisco Serna, killed by Bakersfield, Calif., police on Dec. 12.On Dec. 15, a federal jury convicted white supremacist Dylann Roof of the heinous massacre of nine Black parishioners of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C.Roof had chillingly commented on his crime in a blatantly racist manifesto that he published online. He had scouted the church half a dozen times, and also researched a festival and other Black churches in South Carolina before settling on Charleston because, he wrote, it is the “most historic city in my state.” (New York Times, Dec. 15)Four African-American pastors, including Democratic state Sen. Clementa Pinckney, were among the six women and three men shot dead at the church known as “Mother Emanuel.” The historic church, burned to the ground in the late 1820s after a rebellion of enslaved people led by one of the congregation’s founders, Denmark Vesey, was rebuilt and has been in use ever since.Dylann Roof most certainly deserved to be convicted of both murder and terrorism. But there is more to the U.S injustice system than judges and juries. The capitalist state includes the entire repressive apparatus serving the class interests of the ruling class.On a daily basis, perhaps most important for poor and working people are the cops. For people of color and of oppressed nationalities, the police are often judge, jury and executioner.On Dec. 12, three days before Roof’s conviction, cops in Bakersfield, Calif., found 73-year-old Francisco Serna, a grandfather suffering from sleeplessness and signs of dementia, wandering in his neighborhood just after midnight. Serna did not make any hostile movements, but a police officer fatally shot him seven times anyway.The next day, the Bakersfield Police Department admitted that Serna was holding not a gun, but a brown wooden crucifix. In 2015, Kern County, where Serna was killed, was identified as having the highest per capita police shooting rate in the U.S. (theguardian.com, Dec. 8, 2015)Vigils and protests followed this police killing. “Our dad was murdered by BPD,” read part of a statement by Serna’s family. “Our dad was treated like a criminal. … Our family was questioned and restricted from comforting our mother for about 14 hours. … Family who asked to see their mother was told by BPD that if they crossed the police line they would be arrested.” It is unknown if the cop who fired the fatal shots will face any charges. (latinousa.org, Dec. 14)What police did to Serna and his family sharply contrasts with the police arrest of Dylann Roof 18 months ago. Armed and on the run, Roof was allowed by cops to surrender with absolutely no harm to him. The cops even bought him a Burger King meal, causing outrage. Observers at street demonstrations against Roof’s crime noted that at the same time “[even the] protesters arrested in Baltimore had to endure horrid conditions hours on end.” (Huffington Post as quoted in the charlotteobserver.com, June 24, 2015)Cops who kill in oppressed communities have virtual immunity from legal penalties. Even on the rare occasion a cop is indicted and charged with murder, the final outcome is far from certain. One week before the shooting of Francisco Serna, a former South Carolina police officer, Michael Slager, was being tried for killing Walter Scott, an unarmed African American. The incident, caught on cellphone video, showed that Slager opened fire as Scott turned his back, ran away and was shot five times from behind. The video also showed Slager planting a Taser near Scott’s lifeless body in an attempt to cover up his crime.But this cop’s trial ended in a mistrial. A jury of eleven white people and one Black person could not reach a unanimous decision on the murder and manslaughter charges based on eyewitness video evidence. The cop walked free.This is “justice” in a racist, capitalist injustice system.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Facebook Facebook ABU DHABI, Vereinigte Arabische Emirate–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 21, 2021– SIGN4L, ein dynamischer Anbieter von agilen und adaptiven Lösungen für elektronische Kampfführung und Aufklärung (EloKa & EloAufKl), hat heute zwei hochmoderne Lösungen auf den Markt gebracht, die in den Einsätzen von morgen einen taktischen Vorteil bieten sollen. V-Protect, ein Störsystem für die Hochfrequenzkommunikation (HF), und NavControl-G, eine spezialisierte Drohnenabwehrfunktion, sind gut positioniert, um bei der Gestaltung günstiger Ergebnisse in einer zunehmend digitalisierten Verteidigungslandschaft eine entscheidende Rolle zu spielen. Diese Pressemitteilung enthält multimediale Inhalte. Die vollständige Mitteilung hier ansehen: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210221005054/de/ SIGN4L launches VProtect an advanced high-power jammer system installed on a standard SUV (Photo: AETOSWire) Die Lösungen wurden im EDGE-Pavillon auf der laufenden internationalen Wirtschaftsmesse der Rüstungsindustrie (International Defence Exhibition and Conference, kurz IDEX 2021) vorgestellt, die bis zum 25. Februar im Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) stattfindet. V-Protect ist ein fortschrittliches, aktives und reaktives mobiles Hochleistungs-Störsendersystem, das dazu beitragen soll, gängige terrestrische HF-Signaltechnologien sowie tragbare Satcom-Geräte zu blockieren, die Funk-, Walkie-Talkie-, Mobilfunk- und WLAN-Frequenzen umfassen. Das benutzerfreundliche Modell mit Maßnahmen gegen unkonventionelle Spreng- und Brandvorrichtungen (USBV) und Drohnen kann in ein herkömmliches SUV eingebaut werden und bietet automatische Bedienbarkeit mit 16 Kanälen und hochemittierenden Leistungsverstärkern zur Erweiterung des Schutzbereichs und Bekämpfung verschiedener Bedrohungen im gesamten Frequenzbereich. NavControl-G ist eine hochentwickelte Sendeeinheit, die verhindern soll, dass unbemannte Luftfahrzeuge (UAV) in bestimmte Orte vordringen. Um einen sensiblen Bereich zu schützen, kann das System GPS-Signale emulieren und Positions- und Zeitungenauigkeiten erzeugen, wodurch die Kontrolle über nicht kooperierende unbemannte Fahrzeuge erlangt werden kann. In einem stoßfesten Behälter kann das System nahtlos in mehrere Konfigurationen integriert werden – entweder an festen Standorten oder bei Bedarf im Feld. Waleid Al Mesmari, Vorstand des Programmmanagements im Cluster für elektronische Kampfführung und Aufklärung bei EDGE, sagte dazu: „Elektronische Kampfführung und Aufklärung bilden das Rückgrat moderner Verteidigungs- und Sicherheitssysteme. SIGN4L ist führend in bahnbrechenden Technologien, die unseren Kunden helfen, ihre Optionen in einer sich schnell verändernden Welt zu erweitern. Unsere neuesten Lösungen unterstützen unsere Kunden bei der Verwaltung ihrer komplexen Sicherheits- und Leistungsanforderungen und sind ein hervorragendes Beispiel für unsere agilen Angebote, die darauf ausgerichtet sind, dem Gegner die Sicht zu verschleiern, ihn zu neutralisieren und anzugreifen.“ SIGN4L bringt ein Startup-Ethos in die Entwicklung und Produktion modernster digitaler und HF-basierter Sicherheitsprodukte und -dienste mit offener Architektur für Regierungen und Unternehmen in der Region ein. Das Unternehmen hat einen strengen Zyklus aus Bedrohungsanalyse, Forschung und Entwicklung implementiert, um neu auftretende Risiken zu überwachen, zu analysieren und ihnen entgegenzuwirken. SIGN4L ist Teil des Clusters für elektronische Kampfführung und Aufklärung bei EDGE, einem fortschrittlichen Technologiekonzern, der zu den 25 führenden Militärausrüstern weltweit zählt. *Quelle: AETOSWire Die Ausgangssprache, in der der Originaltext veröffentlicht wird, ist die offizielle und autorisierte Version. Übersetzungen werden zur besseren Verständigung mitgeliefert. Nur die Sprachversion, die im Original veröffentlicht wurde, ist rechtsgültig. Gleichen Sie deshalb Übersetzungen mit der originalen Sprachversion der Veröffentlichung ab. 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iStock/Thinkstock(JERSEY CITY, N.J.) — A New Jersey prosecutor is pleading for help to find the identify of a baby girl who was found dead in a suitcase near train tracks earlier this week.A Port Authority employee found the infant’s remains in a suitcase near train tracks in Jersey City mid-day Wednesday, just a few miles away from lower Manhattan, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said.The baby’s cause and manner of death have not yet been determined, Suarez said.A preliminary medical examiner’s report did find that the infant was either Hispanic or African-American and about 10 months old, Suarez said.Investigators urge anyone with information to call the Prosecutor’s Homicide Unit at 201-915-1345.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.,iStock/Thinkstock(JERSEY CITY, N.J.) — A New Jersey prosecutor is pleading for help to find the identify of a baby girl who was found dead in a suitcase near train tracks earlier this week.A Port Authority employee found the infant’s remains in a suitcase near train tracks in Jersey City mid-day Wednesday, just a few miles away from lower Manhattan, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said.The baby’s cause and manner of death have not yet been determined, Suarez said.A preliminary medical examiner’s report did find that the infant was either Hispanic or African-American and about 10 months old, Suarez said.Investigators urge anyone with information to call the Prosecutor’s Homicide Unit at 201-915-1345.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Deborah Feingold/Corbis via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Toni Morrison, the renowned author best known for the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Beloved and for being the first African American woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, died Monday night, her publicist and family confirmed Tuesday.Morrison had been at the Montefiore Medical Center in New York at the time of her death, according to her publicist. She was 88.The cause of death was not immediately clear, but her family said she had “a short illness.”“She was an extremely devoted mother, grandmother, and aunt who reveled in being with her family and friends,” the Morrison family said in a statement. “The consummate writer who treasured the written word, whether her own, her students or others, she read voraciously and was most at home when writing. Although her passing represents a tremendous loss, we are grateful she had a long, well lived life.”“While we would like to thank everyone who knew and loved her, personally or through her work, for their support at this difficult time, we ask for privacy as we mourn this loss to our family. We will share information in the near future about how we will celebrate Toni’s incredible life,” the statement added.Morrison’s decades-long writing career spanned from 1970 to 2019, including treasured novels The Bluest Eye and Song of Solomon. Her work delved into the black experience in America, specifically that of black women in the country.In Beloved, readers were introduced to Sethe, a woman haunted by the memories and trauma from her life as a slave, as well as by the ghost of her baby who she murdered to protect from slavery.“Freeing yourself was one thing; claiming ownership of that freed self was another,” Sethe says in the novel.Among her plethora of accolades, she was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1988 for Beloved and the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993. Morrison was presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom by former President Barack Obama in 2012.Obama spoke about the impact Morrison had on his life during the ceremony, saying her writing “brings us that kind of moral and emotional intensity that few writers ever attempt.”“I remember reading Song of Solomon when I was a kid and not just trying to figure out how to write, but also how to be and how to think,” he said in 2012.Her longtime editor, Robert Gottlieb, remembered Morrison in a statement as both “a great woman and a great writer.”“And I don’t know which I will miss more,” he added.After graduating from Howard University in 1953, Morrison went on to break ground as the first African American editor at Random House from 1967 to 1983, where she published work from black writers including Toni Cade Bambara, Angela Davis, Gayl Jones and Henry Dumas, among many others, according to the company.Beyond writing and editing, she worked as a part-time teacher of creative writing and literature at her alma mater as well as at Yale University, SUNY Purchase, Bard College, Rutgers University, SUNY Albany and Princeton University.Most recently, she was the subject of a new documentary, Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am. Filmmaker Timothy Greenfield-Sanders spoke with Morrison on her legacy and impact on future writers beyond what she left on paper for readers.She has famously said over the years she wants to be remembered as “trustworthy.”“The interviewer asked, ‘How would you like to be remembered?’ I said I would like to be remembered as trustworthy; as generous,” Morrison told Essence in April 2015, remembering an interview in London. “One of the girls up in the balcony said, ‘What are you talking about? You are a famous writer and you want to be remembered as trustworthy?’ She was furious. And I realized she was thinking about my public self and I was thinking about how I wanted my family to remember me. That other thing is all well and good. But there is Toni Morrison and there is Chloe [Morrison’s birth name]. Chloe is not interested in those things.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.