September 16

Galaxy Entertainment Group to compete in Japan on quality not price

first_img RelatedPosts Huawei Japan joins Kansai Economic Federation with eye on World Expo 2025 and Osaka IR Genting’s Resorts World Las Vegas names five key additions to executive team “With strong regional competition, high taxation and entry fees for locals, operating under such a strong regulatory framework means it will be essential for us to focus on quality not price,” Chan said.“That’s good for Japan because it is something Galaxy and our partners, Monaco SBM, do very well.“The Japan opportunity is not solely mass market but affluent middle class who are higher spending and more sophisticated in their tastes.“We call them premium mass travellers – the same tourists that are driving the success of Galaxy Entertainment Group, and of Macau and Singapore.”While Galaxy has yet to narrow down its Japanese IR hopes to a single location, Chan did say that the company would be “actively participating in Osaka’s RFC (Request for Concept) process in the coming weeks” after the city and prefecture launched the RFC process on 25 April.Operators have until 24 May to confirm their participation in the RFC (Request for Concept) process, whose submission deadline is expected to be in August.“We look forward to the announcement of the full regulatory framework that will precede the full RFP process in the next year,” Chan said. Lack of premium mass strategy begs questions of SJM’s Grand Lisboa Palace launch: analysts Load More Japan must compete on quality, rather than price, if it is to become a destination of choice in the increasingly competitive Asian gaming and leisure market, according to leading regional IR operator Galaxy Entertainment Group.Providing some insight into Galaxy’s Japan strategy during a presentation at the 1st Japan IR Expo 2019 in Osaka on Wednesday, Galaxy’s Chief Operating Officer for Japan Development Ted Chan said any Japanese IR the company develops would primarily target a higher class of customer, which he described as essential to overcome Japan’s particularly tight regulations.last_img read more

September 16

PAGCOR revenue to hit Php75 billion in 2020

first_img Load More However, an expected 16.7% increase in operating expenses to Php19.7 billion will see the regulator’s contributions to nation-building fall from Php51.5 billion this year to Php49.7 billion in 2020. As mandated by Philippines law, PAGCOR must pay a range of taxes and contributions to the government each year including a 5% franchise tax and 50% share of gaming income.Contributions to nation-building for the first half of 2019 totaled Php27.6 billion, Bondoc said.PAGCOR recently reported income from gaming operations of Php36.57 billion (US$714.5 million) for the six months to 30 June 2019, up 9.3% year-on-year. New Chief Executive vows to protect Macau’s gaming and tourism industry from harm RelatedPosts Philippines gaming regulator PAGCOR says it expects to achieve revenue of Php75.1 billion (US$1.43 billion) in 2020.PAGCOR Vice President James Patrick Bondoc presented the forecast – which exceeds the Php73.8 billion revenue estimate for 2019 – at a budget briefing of the House Committee on Appropriations, with next year’s figure to include Php73.6 billion from gaming operations and Php1.5 billion from related services and other income, according to BusinessMirror. Strong VIP growth sees Okada Manila GGR climb 72% in August Lack of premium mass strategy begs questions of SJM’s Grand Lisboa Palace launch: analystslast_img read more

September 15

Lidl UK to introduce the living wage

first_imgLidl UK is to introduce the living wage from 1 October 2015.The supermarket will pay its 17,000 employees staff a minimum of £8.20 an hour, and £9.35 in London. These are the hourly rates it expects the Living Wage Foundation to recommend when it recalculates its voluntary living wage rates in November 2015.The supermarket has also pledged to meet the new rates recommended by the Living Wage Foundation in November should these be higher than the £8.20 and £9.35 hourly rates it has committed to paying employees from October.Lidl’s commitment represents a £9 million investment in its employees. The move will benefit 53% of its UK workforce across all age brackets, increasing the average wage for staff at the supermarket by £1,200 a year.Ronny Gottschlich (pictured), chief executive officer at Lidl UK, said: “At Lidl UK, we are proud of our achievements, proud of our growth, and proud of our unwavering commitment to our customers and quality products, but most of all we are proud of our employees who make everything possible.“We recognise that every employee forms an integral part of team Lidl, and each individual’s contribution is valued. It’s therefore only right that we show our commitment, in the same way that the team commit to the business and our customers each and every day, by ensuring a wage that supports the cost of living.”The Living Wage Foundation’s recommended rate is independently calculated to reflect the cost of living in the UK. It is currently set at £7.85 an hour, and £9.15 in London. It is a voluntary rate, distinct from the national living wage announced by Chancellor George Osborne in the Summer Budget 2015. The national living wage of £7.20 is a statutory rate for workers aged 25 and over. It will come into effect in April 2016.last_img read more

September 15

The month in numbers May 2016

first_imgA look at some of the facts and figures relating to employee benefits in May 2016:42% of respondents in the UK believe flexible working is the most important benefit for supporting an older workforce (Source: Canada Life Group Insurance) bit.ly/1STl7Nm34% of UK employee respondents do not feel inspired by their organisation to perform their best at work (Source: Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and Halogen Software) bit.ly/21EuCps£1.4bn worth of claims were paid out by the UK group risk industry in 2015 (Source: Group Risk Development) bit.ly/1WOa24U80% of employer respondents believe it is important to offer employees a wide range of benefit choices (Source: Grass Roots Employee Solutions) bit.ly/1VQfdCE 38% expect to consider introducing the lifetime individual savings account (Isa) into their employee remuneration scheme in the future (Source: Sackers) bit.ly/1T3A8MMlast_img read more

September 15

Baringa Partners and McDonalds named 2017s Best Workplaces UK

first_imgBaringa Partners, Goodman Masson, McDonald’s Restaurants, and Salesforce UK are among the organisations that have been named as the UK Best Workplaces 2017 by the Great Place to Work Institute.The Best Workplaces list is based on results from an employee engagement survey and an independent workplace culture audit, which analyses HR and management policies that contribute towards employee engagement.A number of organisations entered the UK Best Workplaces list for the first time this year, such as banking organisation TSB, which ranks in 35th place in the large employer category.The top five organisations on the Best Workplaces list, in the large, medium and small categories, are:UK Best Workplaces, largeBaringa PartnersSalesforce UKThe Sovini GroupMcDonald’s RestaurantsSoftcatUK Best Workplaces, mediumBDHTBelron InternationalGoodman MassonImpact InternationalUKFastUK Best Workplaces, smallFoundation SPMcCarthy RecruitmentWorld Wide TechnologyAmoria BondCareer Moves GroupDavid Harris, partner and people lead at Baringa Partners, said: “Baringa disproves the perception that it’s difficult for a business to build a great people culture as it grows. While our practices are always evolving, we remain focused on the things that matter to our team. Over the last year, we have refined our existing policies and processes and launched innovative initiatives to ensure we continue to support all our people in the best ways possible.“There is no silver bullet to creating a great [organisational] culture. Instead, it’s about using thousands of silver pellets every day to maximise staff potential and reward those who go the extra mile. For us that includes a Gala Dinner at which we recognise the winners of our Core Value Awards in front of the entire [organisation]. It includes pizza, beer and big ideas sessions to discuss everything from the firm’s 2025 vision to how we welcome new joiners.“And it includes our new Brighter People Fund, which gives employees £300 to use on improving their whole self; whether that’s by hiring a gym instructor, learning Spanish or taking a wine tasting course. Each of these individual initiatives, and many more, add up to [an organisation] culture built on quality, passion, integrity, collaboration and ownership.”last_img read more

September 15

Murder suspect who escaped Broward courthouse faces judge

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – A Broward County murder suspect accused of making a daring dash to freedom appeared in court, Tuesday.Twenty-one-year-old Dayont’e Resiles met with a judge, as he faces felony charges for his alleged escape. He will be represented by the same attorney who is handling his murder case.Resiles was caught by police at a West Palm Beach hotel, July 20, after, police said, he escaped from the Broward County Courthouse.He is awaiting trial for allegedly stabbing Jill Su to death in her Davie home in 2014.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

September 15

Tow truck driver in deadly Davie hitandrun surrenders

first_imgDAVIE, FLA. (WSVN) – A South Florida tow truck driver turned himself in after a deadly hit-and-run in Davie.The man, who surrendered to authorities Monday, was charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving a death.According to Davie Police, the motorist hit a woman while driving near Griffin Road and State Road 7, Saturday night, and took off. The pedestrian died at the scene.Officers later found his truck a short distance away from the scene.Officials said they will reveal the driver’s identity later on Monday.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

September 15

Coral Gables cop under investigation for domestic violence

first_imgRivero has been relieved of duty with pay pending further investigation.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. CORAL GABLES, FLA. (WSVN) – A Coral Gables Police officer has been relieved of duty following a domestic violence allegation.Police received a domestic violence call just after 6 p.m., Friday, from the movie theater inside the Shops at Sunset Place. The call was regarding an altercation between a husband and wife.According to police, at one point the husband tried to grab the wife by the waist or the arm. The manager then told an employee to call the police.The wife started to go into the restroom, and the husband tried to follow when the manager stepped in front of him.The husband then walked off. He was followed out by an employee who witnessed him get into a marked Coral Gables Police car and drive away.Police tracked down the wife, who confirmed she is married to Coral Gables Police Officer Manuel Rivero. He was off duty at the time.The investigation into Rivero’s actions and the use of his marked squad car is currently ongoing. last_img read more

September 15

Lastminute holiday shoppers dash to local malls

first_imgSUNRISE, FLA. (WSVN) – Last-minute shoppers got their holiday hustle on this Christmas eve at malls across South Florida.7News cameras showed crowds at Sawgrass Mills looking for a perfect Christmas gift for that special someone.Shopping carts were overflowing with potential presents, as both parents and children wandered the mall.“It’s been fine,” said Sawgrass Mills shopper David Medina. “It’s been kind of hectic, even though actually today wasn’t that bad. Not too many people.”Shoppers at Sawgrass Mills had until 6 p.m. to get their holiday shopping done.Aventura Mall and Dadeland Mall also closed their doors at 6 p.m.With all the holiday shopping going on, hopefully those on Santa’s “nice” list will remember to leave a plate of cookies and milk out before going to bed. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

September 15

Students service dog poses for yearbook photo

first_img(WSVN) – A student’s service dog graced the yearbook pages of an elementary school near Daytona Beach.The dog named Linda has been accompanying 11-year-old Rachel to class at the school.Linda helps the 11-year-old, who was born with spina bifida.“I’m clumsy. I can drop stuff,” said Rachel. “She can pick stuff up.”Classmates and teachers said goodbye to the pair, as Rachel is now heading to middle school.Linda got her own yearbook photo and a faculty badge before the final farewells. She was also presented with a plaque as a sign of appreciation for all her hard work.“If we could all have a service dog in our classrooms — it’s amazing the changes I have seen in my students and how it’s brought us all together as a family,” said Ashley Desmond, a teacher at the school. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

September 15

Police release description of car involved in fatal Miami hitandrun

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Police have released the description of the car they said was involved in a fatal hit and run in Miami.Miami Police detectives believe a 2005 to 2009 dark-colored Pontiac G6 was responsible for striking and killing an elderly woman, Sunday night.According to officials, 76-year-old Hilda Garcia was left for dead by this driver along Northwest 37th Avenue and Ninth Street.The car is said to have sustained extensive front-end damage.If you have any information on this hit and run, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

September 15

Broward public safety officers given over 1000 stuffed animals to comfort children

first_imgPOMPANO BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – More than a thousand stuffed animals that were donated to public safety officers in Pompano Beach will be used to sooth children going through a rough time during difficult encounters.The Florida Humane Society gave bags filled with the plush bunnies, lambs, cats and dogs to Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies and members of Pompano Beach Fire Rescue on Friday.The public safety officers will then give the furry gifts to children who need comforting during a difficult situation.“They encounter children or adults, they come into their homes, and they make that connection, to not just distract them, but take their minds off of what’s happening at the time,” said BSO Deputy Aaron Moore.The Humane Society receives the toys from PetSmart Charities and has been donating them to the force for several years.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

September 15

3 in custody after drugfueled attack on Doral cops

first_imgDORAL, FLA. (WSVN) – A routine domestic disturbance call ended in assault for several Doral Police officers, sending three people believed to have been under the influence of drugs to the hospital.According to Doral Police, officers responded to a call about a man and a woman fighting at a home near Northwest 33rd Street and 91st Avenue, Saturday night.Responding officers found a man lying on the floor. When an officer went to check on him, officials said, the subject assaulted him.When additional units responded, police said, another man and a woman assaulted those officers.Investigators said the subjects were agitated and incoherent.Police said officers were forced to deploy a Taser on one of the subjects.Officials said another subject was hallucinating and told one of the officers he had taken LSD. All three subjects were taken to the hospital. Police said they will be later arrested and taken to jail.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

September 15

Fort Lauderdale man airlifted after Bahamas shark attack

first_imgNEW PROVIDENCE, Bahamas (WSVN) — Rescue crews airlifted a tourist from South Florida to the hospital after, officials said, he was attacked by a shark while snorkeling off the coast of the Bahamas.According to officials, the 32-year-old victim, who is reportedly from Fort Lauderdale, was snorkeling with two other American visitors off Nippers Beach in Great Guana Cay when he was bitten, at around 5:30 p.m., Thursday.Paramedics transported him to the Marsh Harbour Clinic, then airlifted him to New Providence for further medical treatment.This attack comes just a week after a 21-year-old woman from Southern California was killed after she was attacked by three sharks near Rose Island in the Bahamas while snorkeling with her family.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

September 15

Police ask for publics help in fatal SW MiamiDade hitandrun investigation

first_imgIf you have any information on this fatal hit-and-run, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Detectives have released new information about a deadly hit-and-run crash in Southwest Miami-Dade in hopes of getting help from the public.Miami-Dade Police officials released that the model of the vehicle believed to have been driven in a fatal crash on Sunday was a Ford F-series truck.Lamarr Thomas, 37, was struck and killed on the 12800 block of Southwest 248th Street any time between 12:01 a.m. to 8:49 a.m.The truck was captured on surveillance video fleeing eastbound from the scene.Detectives said the truck involved in the crash is a two-toned 2005 to 2007 Ford F-250 or F-350. The top portion of the truck could be either red or maroon, the bottom is tan, and there is a tool box in the bed.The vehicle also has roof and side mirror lights that are amber in color.The front right headlight and bumper are believed to have damage. last_img read more

September 14

UCIDA Holds Meeting With DFG Commissioner

first_imgAccording to Martin, they were told by the commissioner that they interpreted the management plan that was passed by the Board of Fish regarding them to keep the restrictions on the commercial fisherman. The meeting took place on Tuesday at 3:30pm, and was standing room only with just over 100 in attendance. The meeting was called by the United Cook Inlet Drift Association (UCIDA). UCIDA President Dave Martin: “This year all of the commercial fisherman are having a bad season, most of them not making their expenses, and this is the third year in a row this has happened.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Cook Inlet Commercial Fishermen on the Kenai were invited to attend an informational meeting at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building for one hour with ADF&G Commissioner Doug Vincent-Lang.center_img Martin: “Once again we fall detriment of the industry, local economy, livelihood, and the resource all because of the ramifications from over-escapement.”  The meeting was intended for commercial fisherman only.last_img read more

September 14

Governing Magazine Goes on the Block

first_imgTimes Publishing publishes its flagship St. Petersburg Times newspaper as well as Florida Trend magazine.Governing targets state and city government officials and has a BPA-audited monthly circulation of 80,000. One week after agreeing to sell Congressional Quarterly to The Economist Group, Florida’s Times Publishing Company today said it has put Washington, D.C.-based Governing magazine on the block. Times Publishing hired investment bankers the Jordan, Edmiston Group as its advisor, the company said.Governing—along with its Web site and related events properties—is one of three divisions that made up the former Congressional Quarterly group. Last year, Times Publishing sold the CQ Press books division to Sage Publications. At the time, Times Publishing said it was looking to direct its resources toward its Florida-based properties.last_img read more

September 14

Apparel Manufacturer to Launch Lifestyle Magazine for Nurses

first_imgA manufacturer of uniforms and footwear for nurses is entering the magazine publishing market. Chatsworth, California-based Strategic Partners Inc. this week is launching Scrubs, a lifestyle magazine targeting nurses.The November launch issue will be 60 pages and carry a 350,000 controlled paid circulation, SPI said. The magazine will be available in 1,500 nursing apparel retail stores across the country.“Retailers purchase Scrubs and sell it at $2.95 per copy or share it with their best customers as a gift with purchase,” SPI CEO Mike Singer told FOLIO:. “There will also be bonus distribution targeted to nursing students, VIP nursing school administrators as well as key nursing associations. We believe this distribution model is logical and highly efficient.” The retail stores where Scrubs will be distributed are not owned by SPI but do purchase SPI-manufactured items, a spokesperson said.Singer developed the concept for Scrubs and will have the magazine custom published by Los Angeles-based Mind Over Media. According to the firm’s co-founder and partner Susan Gates, the magazine’s distribution strategy “bypasses both the traditional subscription model as well as the newsstand model—it is streamlined, cost effective and cuts straight to the heart of the nursing market.”The magazine and its accompanying Web site, Scrubsmag.com, will feature content on topics including beauty, money, style, health and wellness. Singer said there is no conflict of interest in a nursing apparel manufacturer like SPI owning a magazine for nurses. “Scrubs is a lifestyle magazine so the editorial team is not likely to do hardcore reporting on the scrubs apparel business,” he said. “Trust is tantamount here. That is why our editors must have free rein [over content]. Our readers are very smart, we know them well and Scrubs has to be authentic and real.”Scrubs will be audited by the Business Publications Audit (BPA). Following the November issue, Scrubs will publish again in April, August and December—in conjunction with the seasons for new nursing apparel, Singer said.Elsewhere in Nursing/Medical Magazine PublishingTrade publisher Allured Business Media launched Merge, a bimonthly magazine targeting medical practices and spas that provide aesthetic medical services. The magazine carries a 16,000 circulation in the U.S. and Canada.And, according to the most recent Wooden Horse Magazine e-newsletter, Cengage Delmar Learning has shuttered LTC Nurse’s Companion and Resident Assistant magazines, effective next month.last_img read more

September 14

Hearst Estée Lauder Launch Flipboard Brand Magazine

first_img“I think that this was a really pivotal pilot program,” says Elizabeth Shepard, general manager food and home, editor-in-chief of Delish at Hearst Digital Media and head of connected content group in a phone interview. “The leading beauty company went to the leading publishing company to build a new brand.”Recent trends have shown a renewed focus on brands building stories around their products and searching out publishers of original content to work with in an effort to enhance awareness.“Our content—subject matter, the voice and topics—match the brand,” says Shepard. “These are true standalone editorial pieces that meet the brand needs without being sponsored content.”Stories include “Post-Workout Rehab,” “10 Ideas for Dressing for Summer Evenings” and “Get Beautiful While You Sleep.” With a soft release on Friday and official rollout of the Flipbook magazine on Monday, Jeff Earley, director of project management at Hearst Digital Media, said he believes the joint venture is off to a solid start.“If you look at the front page of the beauty book, there are currently 232 readers,” Earley notes in a phone interview. “That’s pretty good for day one.”The beauty book’s integrated advertising deal will include desktop and mobile awareness units on the websites of each brand, which the company hopes will drive readers to the Flipboard magazine.“Flipboard is an incredibly creative platform for engaging, entertaining and informing women who are interested in beauty and fashion,” says Gustavo Adriani, VP North American Marketing for Estée Lauder, in a statement.While Flipboard is a fit for Estée Lauder, Hearst, with other branding projects in the works, says it is open to other platform ideas, as well.“This is the tip of the iceberg and it’s a big iceberg and it’s not susceptible to global warming either,” says Shepard. “Not necessarily the Flipboard type—we’re not married to that idea, but we are launching a robust system to service many clients, whether to live on our site or elsewhere.” Estée Lauder and OMD, an integrated communications agency, teamed with Hearst Magazines Digital Media to create a new Flipboard brand magazine titled Estée Lauder Beauty Book.The digital magazine, launched Monday, will focus on Estée Lauder’s new Advanced Night Repair product and feature content from various Hearst brands including Elle, Harper’s Bazaar and Marie Claire. last_img read more