RelatedPosts IGT announces offering of €500,000,000 senior secured notes Marriage proposal provides unexpected highlight at third Macau After Dark Load More Caesars slips back into loss in 2Q19 but US properties showing growth ahead of Eldorado merger IGT’s international segment saw revenue grow 9% to US$72 million and gaming product sales revenue grow 37% to US$51 million, including higher gaming machine unit shipments and double-digit growth in replacement units. Operating income was up from US$7 million to US$22 million.The company saw its revenue in the North America market decline 20% to US$244 million due entirely to the sale of its DoubleDown interactive unit, which saw gaming service revenue fall from US$234 million to US$154 million.“Compelling content and technology solutions are driving our results,” said IGT CEO, Marco Sala. “Lottery same-store revenue growth was among the highest levels in the last several quarters, even in our largest markets.“A sharp increase in systems sales, double-digit growth in global gaming machine replacement unit shipments, and sequential improvement in the North America installed base confirm the good momentum of our global Gaming business. The positive underlying contribution from each of our operating segments provides a strong start to the year.”Chief Financial Officer Alberto Fornano added, “We are solidly positioned to achieve our 2018 strategic and financial goals. With revenue growing 5% and Adjusted EBITDA up 18%, our first quarter results are some of the best we’ve reported.” Global gaming giant IGT saw its revenues grow 5% to US$1.2 billion in 1Q18, driven by 12% growth in its international segment and 20% increase in Italy.IGT pointed to strong global casino system sales, momentum in lotteries and good results in Italy sports betting as central to the revenue increase, with Adjusted EBITDA up 18% to US$436 million and Adjusted operating income rising 6% to US$251 million. Net loss for the quarter was US$103 million.
UNB File PhotoRevellers of Pahela Baishakh in the evening could not enjoy programmes in the city’s different parts due to suddenly inclement weather.A nor’wester coupled with a hailstorm swept the capital that experienced 30mm of rainfall in two hours till 6pm, UNB reports quoting the Dhaka Met office.The rain disrupted outdoor celebrations of Pahela Baishakh in most parts of the city, according to witnesses.The rain was accompanied by hailstorm in a number of areas.The celebrators who came out to enjoy had to leave the venues of programmes and many of them remained stranded at different parts of the city.In Dhaka University areas, they took shelter in in TSC, DU Central Library, Ducsu cafeteria, Arts Building and Social Science Building.Many events, including concerts, were also cancelled due to rain.Rain was also recorded in Srimangal of Moulvibazar and Mymensingh, according to the met office.It also forecast rain or thunder showers with temporary gusty or squally wind with lightning at a few places over Mymensingh and Sylhet divisions and at one or two places over Rajshahi, Rangpur, Dhaka, Khulna, Barisal and Chattogram divisions with hails at isolated places over the country in the 24 hours till 6pm on Sunday.
Kolkata: In a critical surgery, the SSKM Hospital has given a fresh lease of life to a 62-year-old patient from an obscure village in Malda who was brought in with severe abdominal pain and later diagnosed with Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA).Coming from a modest family, Sanjit Mondal could not afford the cost of surgery which would have been anything between Rs 10 and Rs 12 lakh at a top private hospital in the city. The SSKM Hospital has performed a surgery on the elderly patient completely free of cost. It has become possible due to various free health schemes introduced by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedMondal had been complaining of severe abdominal pain for quite sometime now. His family members took him to SSKM Hospital few days ago. Doctors there performed a few medical tests including CT Angiography which confirmed that the patient was suffering from Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm. The clinical tests showed that the walls of the Aorta had a swelling and the portion had already taken the shape of a small balloon due to the swelling. As a result of this, the Aorta became weak. Had there been any further delay in the operation, the patient would have died. The medical condition is called an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) when it happens in the part of the aorta within the abdomen. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseThe aorta is the largest blood vessel in the human body that carries fresh blood to head, arms and down to abdomen, legs and pelvis from the heart. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm does not always cause problems but a ruptured aneurysm can be life-threatening. Therefore, a patient with such a symptom needs immediate medical intervention. Apprehending the seriousness of the ailments, doctors at the hospital made all the necessary arrangements on a war footing. A team was formed comprising doctors from the cardiology and CTVS departments. They conducted the surgery which lasted for nearly two hours. A senior doctor at the cardiology department who was part of the team said: “During the surgery, we adopted a procedure called Percutaneous Transcatheter Endovascular Aortic Repair (TEVAR) by which a mesh work was done on the portion of the Aorta that got ruptured.” The doctors who conducted the operation claimed that it was not often found in patients and that a delay in operation may prove fatal. The team of doctors did not follow the conventional surgical repair as the mortality is high. The patient was recently released from the hospital after the doctors performed CT Angiography on him only to convince themselves that the patient has recovered.
Kolkata: State Municipal Affairs minister Firhad Hakim said on Tuesday that slum dwellers residing in vacant government plots can now have their own dwellings in that place.”We have instructed the Block Land Revenue Officer (BLRO) that in places where slums have come up, government land that has been lying unutilised will be leased out and dwellings can come up under the government sponsored ‘Nijo Bhumi Nijo Griho’ scheme. Houses can also be constructed under the ‘Banglar Bari’ scheme,” Hakim said, while tabling the West Bengal Thika Tenancy (Acquisition and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2019, in the state Assembly. He stated that the decision has already received the approval of the state Cabinet. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataIt may be mentioned that over the years, most of the thika properties have either become dilapidated for various reasons or have gone under litigation, leaving no scope for development and reconstruction for improving the living conditions of the people, their safety and security. “The Bill empowers the tenant to build his own house by taking bank loans, or through the government’s ‘Banglar Bari’ Scheme,” Hakim said. He added that the dream of slum dwellers to live in flats can be fulfilled and in this context, the Bill can be regarded as historic. He asserted that sanction would also be given for G+4 buildings. He further stressed upon taking necessary measures to avoid “promoter raj” during enactment of the Act. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in state”The tenants’ right of the thika land will be upheld through this Act. We don’t want housing scams like the Dharavi Policy in Mumbai or similar scams in Gujarat,” he said. Hakim said that the Kolkata Municipal Corporation has conducted a survey with the thika controller and enlisted the amount of land under thika tenancy. According to sources, the move would benefit the inhabitants and tenants of the slum areas of Burrabazar, Ahritola, Jadavpur, Chetla and Topsia, wherein they would be able to build residential buildings on their own.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 HONG KONG — What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done in the name of love? We guarantee you that whatever antics you’ve done in the past, you’ll still be out-crazed by one misguided bloke in Hong Kong.According to the South China Morning Post, a 41-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly calling in bomb scares at Hong Kong International Airport in an attempt to stop his girlfriend’ flight from departing. It’s been reported that the man made three calls to police; the fist bogus bomb claim was made at 4pm on Saturday, the second one followed 40 minutes later, and the third just 10 minutes after that.Police searches failed to turn up any suspicious objects. Airport operations were not interrupted.The calls were made from a mobile phone, a phone in an airport shop and a public phone at the airport. The suspect was finally apprehended at a restaurant at Terminal One.The man told police he had been trying to stop his 27-year-old girlfriend, who he had an argument with, from departing on a flight. Tags: LOL Posted by Man calls in bomb scare to stop girlfriend’s flight from taking off Share Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >>