Playtech revenue falls 22.5% as Covid-19 disrupts first half

first_imgIt then recorded an €815,000 share of profit from its discontinued social and casual gaming business, that was sold to US publisher Tilting Point earlier this year. After a €899,000 foreign exchange adjustment, plus €65,000 in charges related to employee terminations, Playtech’s net profit for the period was €4.4m, down 81.5%. However, when this was adjusted to remove the impairment charges, fair value changes and profit from items held for disposal – plus reducing the depreciation and amortisation charges, adjusted profit was down 45.4% at €52.4m. Retail sport revenue was also down, falling 14.1% to €8.5m, due to retail closures resulting from Covid-19. Topics: Finance Tech & innovation Platform Finance Gaming solutions giant Playtech has reported a 22.5% year-on-year decline in revenue for the first half of 2020, after a strong start to the period was halted by the impact of novel coronavirus on B2B and B2C operations. However, Playtech said that if Asian revenue and the H1 2019 hardware sales were excluded, B2B gambling revenue had actually proved resilient during the pandemic, remaining flat year-on-year, and up 2% on a constant currency basis. Revenue for the six months to 30 June declined to €564.0m (£513.0m/$664.6m), with a strong performance from its financials division TradeTech unable to offset a 13.5% drop in B2B revenue, and a 41.0% drop in B2C’s contribution. Bingo and poker, meanwhile, performed strongly under lockdown, aided by Playtech growing its poker network by signing up 19 brands, including a number in the wake of Microgaming shutting down its network. In the wake of lockdown being eased and live sports returning, revenue had normalised, but still remains above prior year levels, the supplier added. Playtech explained that B2B revenue declined as a result of retail activities around the world being brought to a halt by government measures to slow the spread of Covid-19, and a decline in Asian revenue. Retail B2B revenue was down 54% during the period, though this was improved slightly to a 43% drop when one-off hardware sales in the Playtech Sports division from H1 2019 were excluded. Its online casino business signed up over 50 new brands during the period, and expanded relationships with existing clients such as GVC Holdings and bet365, its first US client. Companies: Playtech Total gambling revenue for the period, after €6.5m in inter-company eliminations, was down 30.8% at €476.7m. This broke down to €229.7m from B2B operations, and €253.5m from B2C. After €6.0m in income taxes, Playtech posted a €4.5m profit from continuing operations. Adjusted profit, meanwhile, came to €44.6m, down from €75.4m in the prior year. While online sports’ contribution declined significantly in a period where most sporting events were cancelled or postponed, every other online vertical saw revenue grow strongly, it added. Gaming solutions giant Playtech has reported a 22.5% year-on-year decline in revenue for the first half of 2020, after a strong start to the period was halted by the impact of novel coronavirus on B2B and B2C operations. Playtech’s standout performer in the first half – and the only division to grow – was TradeTech, the financials business which it is in talks to divest. TradeTech benefitted from increased market volatility and trading volumes, particularly in March and April, resulting from Covid-19 creating large price movements in major instruments. This led to a 123.4% year-on-year increase in revenue, to €87.3m. Playtech revenue falls 22.5% as Covid-19 disrupts first half “The scale of our technology and the breadth of our product offering mean Playtech can capture commercial opportunities in the fast-growing US and Latin America markets outside the remit of traditional B2B suppliers and we are investing in accelerating this strategy.”  Subscribe to the iGaming newslettercenter_img This left earnings before interest, tax, deprecation and amortisation (EBITDA) of €138.1m, down 14.7% year-on-year. However, Playtech’s adjusted results, which eliminate non-cash and one-off items, and which its board said better reflected its H1 performance, suggested an EBITDA decline of 15.8% to €162.3m. Depreciation and amortisation charges declined to €107.1m, while charges related to the impairment of tangible and intangible assets amounted to €7.2m. After financial costs of €35.2m, plus profit share from joint ventures and associates, fair value changes of assets and equity investments and a €13.4m profit from an asset held for sale – presumably TradeTech – actual pre-tax profit came to €10.5m. The decline in revenue led to a decline in distribution costs for Playtech in the first half, which declined 28.6% to €344.0m, while administrative expenses were down marginally at €74.8m, and impairment charges for financial assets rose to €7.1m. This decline could have been greater were it not for a strong online performance, with igaming revenue up 37% for the period. Email Address Brazil, it said, was an “interesting opportunity”, while other jurisdictions such as Peru and Argentina are expected to open up in the coming years. In the early stages of the second half, Playtech said it has seen strong trading and cash generation throughout July and August, though noted that July was the stronger of the two months. In the medium term, Playtech believes its technology and strong balance sheet positions the business to recover strongly from the Covid-19 disruption and take advantage of new opportunities. Key among these is the US, where the business has a strong pipeline of potential new customers, and is in the process of securing licences to move into states beyond New Jersey. “As well as increasing our work with existing tier one licensees and adding more than 50 new brands to our SaaS model, we have also continued to execute our expansion into strategically important markets such as the US with our first launch in New Jersey and further structured agreements in Latin America,” Playtech chief executive Mor Weizer said. Turning to B2C operations, Snaitech was by far the largest source of revenue, though its contribution declined 45.6% to €215.5m. This was blamed on Covid-19, which shuttered Italian betting shops and the lack of sporting events. Asia, meanwhile, saw revenue decline 35% on a constant currency basis, which Playtech blamed the impact of Covid-19. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter White label revenue, meanwhile, was up 21.4%, thanks to an “outstanding” performance from Sun Bingo. That brand alone saw revenue grow 61.1% to €28.2m, more than offsetting a steep drop in other white label revenue, which fell to €1.2m. Playtech said this was due to efforts to consolidate or cease certain brands’ operations during the period. 17th September 2020 | By Aaron Noy The adjusted profit, which reduced the share of profit from discontinued operations to €393,000, came to €43.7m, down 43.7%. With a long-term partnership in place with Caliente in Mexico and a major agreement signed with Wplay in Colombia in H2 2019, Playtech also sees scope for further growth in Latin America, especially after signing partnerships in Guatemala and Costa Rica in 2020. Online is expected to continue to perform strongly going forward, though management remains cautious about retail’s outlook, and TradeTech’s first half performance is not expected to continue into H2, with market volatility significantly lower.last_img read more

Tennessee sports betting handle jumps to $180.9m in December

first_imgPlayers wagered a total of $180.9m (£131.8m/€149.0m) on sports during December, up 37.7% from $131.4m in November, the first month of regulated betting, with the market having opened on 1 November last year. Topics: Sports betting Tennessee sports betting handle jumps to $180.9m in December AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The Tennessee Education Lottery (TEL) has published sports betting figures for December, the second month of legalized wagering in the US state, during which revenue grew 5.3% month-on-month. Email Address After adjustments, the four operators paid a total of $3.1m in tax, based on the 20% gross revenue tax rate in place in the state. Read the full story on iGB North America. Tax from sports betting is split between certain state bodies, including 80% for the Lottery for Education Account, and 15% the Tennessee General Fund. Consumers in the state won $167.0m from sports betting, which suggested that Tennessee’s four licenced operators – DraftKings, BetMGM, FanDuel and local brand Action 247 – generated $13.9m in revenue, up from $13.2m in November. Tags: Revenue Finance December Sports betting Regions: Tennessee 27th January 2021 | By Robert Fletcher Subscribe to the iGaming newsletterlast_img read more

Swala Oil and Gas (Tanzania) Plc (SWALA.tz) 2016 Abridged Report

first_imgSwala Oil and Gas (Tanzania) Plc (SWALA.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2016 abridged results.For more information about Swala Oil and Gas (Tanzania) Plc (SWALA.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Swala Oil and Gas (Tanzania) Plc (SWALA.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Swala Oil and Gas (Tanzania) Plc (SWALA.tz)  2016 abridged results.Company ProfileSwala Oil and Gas (Tanzania) Plc is an oil and gas company with extensive interests in Tanzania and Burundi. Its current exploration operations include the Kilosa-Kilombero license in Tanzania with a 75% participating interest, and Block D in Burundi with a 100% participating interest. Swala Oil is a shareholder of PAE PanAfrican Energy Corporation (“PAEM”); a Mauritius-based company which owns PanAfrican Energy Tanzania Limited (“PAET”). PAET holds the rights granted by the government of Tanzania to explore, develop, market, produce and sell natural gas from the Songo gas fields in Tanzania. This includes rights to managing the associated infrastructure and distribution and marketing agreements with the private sector and state enterprises. Swala Oil and Gas (Tanzania) Plc is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

United Docks Ltd (UTDL.mu) Q12018 Interim Report

first_imgUnited Docks Ltd (UTDL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Property sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about United Docks Ltd (UTDL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the United Docks Ltd (UTDL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: United Docks Ltd (UTDL.mu)  2018 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileUnited Docks Limited is a Mauritian real estate development company that indulges in real estate development, strategic investment, property management, warehousing as well as logistics solutions in the Republic of Mauritius. The company also engages in different segments of real estate which include business parks, office buildings and mixed-use developments. United Docks Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

First Mutual Holdings Limited (FMHL.zw) Q32020 Interim Report

first_imgFirst Mutual Holdings Limited (FMHL.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about First Mutual Holdings Limited (FMHL.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the First Mutual Holdings Limited (FMHL.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: First Mutual Holdings Limited (FMHL.zw)  2020 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileThe Group has more than a hundred years of serving Zimbabwe by provision of economic dignity though its strategic business units. We have diverse interests in life assurance, health insurance, short term insurance; short term re-insurance; long term re-insurance; wealth management, property sector, funeral services and microfinance housed under the following subsidiaries; First Mutual Life, First Mutual Health, NicozDiamond Insurance, First Mutual Reinsurance, FMRE Property & Casualty (Botswana), First Mutual Wealth Management, First Mutual Properties, First Mutual Funeral Services and First Mutual Microfinance. First Mutual Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange.last_img read more

Kilmore House / Intermode Pty. Ltd

first_img 2008 2008 Year:  Kilmore House / Intermode Pty. Ltd Projects Kilmore House / Intermode Pty. LtdSave this projectSaveKilmore House / Intermode Pty. Ltd Save this picture!© Derek Swalwell+ 8 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/283742/kilmore-house-intermode Clipboard “COPY” ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/283742/kilmore-house-intermode Clipboard photographs:  Derek SwalwellPhotographs:  Derek Swalwell, Courtesy of IntermodeSave this picture!© Derek SwalwellText description provided by the architects. Kilmore Residence is one of the first completed modular housing projects by Intermode. The modular house system was conceived to create a simple modern housing solution that, through innovative design and modular building methods, delivers affordable, contemporary design to a greater majority of people. The design, based on a 1,200mm module, encompasses standard building dimensions, proprietary systems and prefabrication to reduce the typical costs of an architecturally designed house, while maintaining the simple clean lines and open spaces conducive to modernist living.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellThe site at Kilmore, 60km north of Melbourne, is approximately 500 acres and used for cattle farming. The site for the house is amongst paddocks and was chosen for its backdrop of existing burnt trees (destroyed during the Ash Wednesday bushfires) to the south, and extensive views of the property’s dam to the north-west. The modular design is based on the concept of a spine wall, a 1,200mm module along one side of the building that includes all service and storage areas, therefore enabling flexibility with operable glazing to all other elevations. Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellThe design brief for the Kilmore Residence was based on three key zones: 1.a living and dining area with central guest bedrooms 2.a master suite with study 3.a separate children’s area with second living and bedroomsSave this picture!© Derek SwalwellThe house was designed as a series of pavilions, some connected by glazed links and others freestanding, connected to the main house via extensive decking. The pavilions are darkly clad to sit boldly against the stark surrounding landscaping. Exploring the notion of the pavilions as stand-alone objects, the house forgoes the typical notion of ‘front and rear’. Instead the pavilions are used to define areas according to the seasons. Dark, intimate spaces protected from the elements are inhabited during the cooler months and decks and walkways are used for entertaining during the warmer months and have a strong connection to the outdoors and cool breezes.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellThe 1,200mm modular system is applied across all building elements, from framing and truss design, through to cladding selections, glazing systems, joinery design and lighting layouts. Not only does this provide a cost effective solution with the incorporation of proprietary systems and ‘off-the-shelf’ items, but labour is significantly reduced, minimising the construction program. Subcontractors time on-site was reduced and little on site labour required as items arrived on site ready for installation. There was very minimal on-site waste. The modular house design offers significant environmental benefits, with passive design principles inherent in the systemised yet adaptable design. Combined with the use of renewable timber resources, extensive water storage, high performance wall, roof and glazing systems, the Kilmore Residence has exceeded the environmental expectations of modular design.Save this picture!Courtesy of IntermodeProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Vectorworks Young Architects Student ScholarshipArticlesEnergetic City 2050 Competition Winning Proposal / Team innergyArticles Share CopyHouses•Kilmore, Australia Photographs Houses “COPY” Architects: Intermode Pty. Ltd Area Area of this architecture project Australia Area:  850 m² Area:  850 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  CopyAbout this officeIntermode Pty. LtdOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesKilmoreHousesAustraliaPublished on October 21, 2012Cite: “Kilmore House / Intermode Pty. Ltd” 21 Oct 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Cracking down remorselessly, Tehran shows its true face

first_img to go further October 28, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Cracking down remorselessly, Tehran shows its true face June 9, 2021 Find out more Organisation Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Developments in the past two weeks confirm that the Iranian government is continuing its relentless crackdown on the media. A journalist was arrested for the second time in a year and courts imposed or upheld jail sentences on two women journalists whose journalist husbands are already in prison.Two of these developments took place on 22 October, just two days after Reporters Without Borders released its annual press freedom index, in which Iran was ranked 175th out of 178 countries.One was a raid by intelligence ministry officials on the home of Mohammad Reza Moghisseh, the editor of Biste Saleha and a contributor to various other pro-reform media, who was taken away to an unknown location. A member of a committee that has been monitoring arrests and human rights violations since the disputed June 2009 presidential election, Moghisseh was previously arrested on 14 October 2009 and spent 150 days in solitary confinement in Tehran’s Evin prison. Sentenced to six years in prison by a Tehran revolutionary court, he was released on bail on 1 March pending the outcome of his appeal.The other development on 22 October was a Tehran appeal court decision to uphold the sentence of one year in prison followed by a 30-year ban on working as a journalist which a Tehran revolutionary court imposed earlier this year on blogger and reporter Jila Bani Yaghoob. She had been notified of the revolutionary court’s sentence on 8 June.Yaghoob and her husband, Bahaman Ahamadi Amoee, were arrested on 20 June 2009 along with around 20 other journalists during the demonstrations that followed the presidential election held eight days earlier. She was released on 24 August 2009 but her husband remained in detention and was given a five-year jail sentence.Yaghoob’s “We are journalists” blog was a winner in the “Reporters Without Borders Freedom of Expression” category in this year’s international “Best of the Blogs” competition that Deutsche Welle organized in Berlin from 13 to 15 April.The other woman journalist, Mahssa Amrabadi, was sentenced to a year in prison by a Tehran revolutionary court on 14 October. Arrested on 14 June 2009, two days after the presidential election, she was released on 22 August 2009 on bail of 200 million toman (165,000 euros).Her journalist husband, Masoud Bastani of the daily Farhikhteghan, is in Rajaishahr prison. Arrested on 4 July 2009, he was tried along many other journalists in the Stalinist-style mass trials that the government began organizing in Tehran in August 2009. A revolutionary court sentenced him to six years in prison on 1 November 2009.Journalist Hider Karimi of Sina, a weekly that has been closed since December 2009, was meanwhile released on 21 October on bail of 220 million toman (151,000 euros) after four months in prison. He was arrested on 9 June when intelligence ministry officials in plain clothes raided his home in the northwestern city of Khoy. IranMiddle East – North Africa News Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists Receive email alerts IranMiddle East – North Africa center_img News After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists RSF_en Follow the news on Iran March 18, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News News February 25, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

ECTOR COUNTY FELONY DISPOSITIONS April 9, 2018

first_imgLocal NewsCrime Twitter Facebook ECTOR COUNTY FELONY DISPOSITIONS April 9, 2018 WhatsApp Pinterest Pinterest By admin – April 9, 2018 Previous articleESTRICH: Census questions matter for allocation of resourcesNext articleThe Alamo’s Statewide Roadshow admin Twitter Facebook The following is a list of felony dispositions from the Ector County District Clerk’s Office. Listed attorneys do not necessarily represent who was involved when the case was disposed.ASSAULTVictoria Galindo Cortez, 27, had a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon dismissed March 28 because the victim could not be located. Judge James Rush presided. Kevin Acker was the defense attorney. The prosecuting attorney was not listed.Louis Mathis, 29, had two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon dismissed March 28, and a charge of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon dismissed April 2 because the victim would not cooperate with prosecution and the case could not be proven beyond a reasonable doubt. Rush presided. Don Fletcher was the defense attorney. The prosecuting attorney was not listed.Jubencio Morales, 61, had a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon dismissed March 29 as part of a plea agreement when he pleaded guilty to charges in another case in county court. Rush presided. J. Roxane Blount was the defense attorney. The prosecuting attorney was not listed.BURGLARYVernon Lynn Black, 52, pleaded guilty March 29 to burglary of a habitation and was sentenced to two years in prison. Judge John Smith approved the deal. BJ Brown was the defense attorney. The prosecuting attorney was not listed.Joseph A. Galindo, 29, pleaded guilty April 3 to burglary of a habitation with intent to commit a theft and was sentenced to five years in prison. Galindo also had a charge of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon dismissed. Judge Stacy Trotter approved the deal. Bret Mansur was the defense attorney. The prosecuting attorney was not listed.CRIMINAL MISCHIEFAlfonzo Mackey, 28, had charge of criminal mischief, unauthorized use of a vehicle, evading arrest and aggravated assault against a public servant dismissed March 9 in the interest of justice. Trotter presided. Jason Leach was the defense attorney and Dusty Gallivan was the prosecutor.EVADING ARRESTTanner Shane Vestal, 23, pleaded guilty March 29 to evading arrest with a vehicle and was sentenced to four years probation and deferred adjudication. Rush approved the deal. Tony Chavez was the defense attorney. The prosecuting attorney was not listed.EVADE MOTOR FUEL TAXOmar Zubia, 35, had a charge of evading or attempting to evade motor fuel tax dismissed March 19. Smith presided. Bob Garcia Jr. was the defense attorney and Linda Deaderick was the prosecutor.FORGERYDequincy Aswond Melancon, 40, pleaded guilty March 8 to forgery of a financial instrument and had his probation revoked. Melancon was sentenced to 18 months in state jail. Smith approved the deal. Tony Chavez was the defense attorney. The prosecuting attorney was not listed.George Anthony Arellano III, 31, pleaded guilty March 29 to forgery by passing and was sentenced to 14 months in state jail. Rush approved the deal. Mansur was the defense attorney. The prosecuting attorney was not listed.INJURY TO CHILDEleazar Quezado Fierro, 61, was sentenced to nine months in state jail in an order adjudicating guilt March 27 on a charge of injury to a child. Judge Denn Whalen approved the deal. Bob Garcia was the defense attorney and Brooke Hendricks-Green was the prosecutor.POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCEJessica Marie Garza, 36, pleaded guilty March 5 to possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), four grams or more but less than 200 grams, and was sentenced to eight years in prison. Smith approved the deal. Adrian Chavez was the defense attorney and Gallivan was the prosecutor.Octavia Braziel, 25, had a charge of possession of a controlled substance (cocaine), less than one gram, dismissed March 8. Trotter presided. Christina Jimenez was the defense attorney and Deaderick was the prosecutor.Justin Lane Hankins, 23, was sentenced to nine months in state jail in an order adjudicating guilt March 23 on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, less than one gram. Whalen approved the deal. Spencer Dobbs was the defense attorney. The prosecuting attorney was not listed.Samuel J. Breon Mims, 22, was sentenced to four years in prison in an order adjudicating guilt March 27 on a charge of possession of a controlled substance (marijuana), 50 pounds or less but more than five pounds. Whalen approved the deal. Thomas Morgan was the defense attorney. The prosecuting attorney was not listed.Marvin Shawn Byrd, 25, was sentenced to 16 months in state jail in an order adjudicating guilt March 29 on a charge of possession of a controlled substance (marijuana), five pounds or less but more than four ounces. Trotter approved the deal. Robert Hollmann was the defense attorney. The prosecuting attorney was not listed.Whitney Rochelle Davis, 30, had a charge of possession of a controlled substance, less than one gram, dismissed March 29. Whalen presided. Blount was the defense attorney. The prosecuting attorney was not listed.Allen Ray Ewing, 40, pleaded guilty March 29 to possession of a controlled substance, less than one gram, and had his probation revoked. Ewing was sentenced to 12 months in state jail. Trotter approved the deal. Leach was the defense attorney. The prosecuting attorney was not listed.Kevin Michael Kuzmich, 38, pleaded guilty March 29 to possession of a controlled substance, less than one gram, and was sentenced to 18 months in state jail. Rush approved the deal. Richard Alvarado was the defense attorney. The prosecuting attorney was not listed.Natalie Delgado Macias, 20, pleaded guilty March 29 to possession of a controlled substance, one gram or more but less than four grams, and was sentenced to two years probation and deferred adjudication. Smith approved the deal. Acker was the defense attorney. The prosecuting attorney was not listed.Randy Aranda Martinez, 27, pleaded guilty March 29 to possession of a controlled substance, less than one gram, and was sentenced to three years probation and deferred adjudication. Rush approved the deal. Robert Garcia was the defense attorney. The prosecuting attorney was not listed.Ricardo Mendoza, 22, was sentenced to 12 months in state jail in an order adjudicating guilt March 29 on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, less than one gram. Trotter approved the deal. Hollmann was the defense attorney. The prosecuting attorney was not listed.Jesus Manuel Ortega, 47, pleaded guilty March 29 to possession of a controlled substance, less than one gram, and was sentenced to 180 days in state jail. Trotter approved the deal. Jason Schoel was the defense attorney. The prosecuting attorney was not listed.Dewayne Allen Press, 48, pleaded guilty March 29 to possession of a controlled substance, less than one gram, and was sentenced to 12 months in state jail. Trotter approved the deal. Blount was the defense attorney. The prosecuting attorney was not listed.Amy Dion Brooks, 26, had a charge of possession of a controlled substance, four grams or more but less than 200 grams, dismissed April 3 because the co-defendant in the case pleaded guilty to the charge. Trotter presided. Tony Chavez was the defense attorney. The prosecuting attorney was not listed.Floyd Pigman, 51, pleaded guilty April 3 to possession of a controlled substance, less than one gram, and was sentenced to one year in state jail. Rush approved the deal. Mike Holmes was the defense attorney. The prosecuting attorney was not listed.PROHIBITED SUBSTANCE IN CORRECTIONAL FACILITYMiguel Angel Figueroa-Medina, 23, was sentenced to three years in prison in and order adjudicating guilt March 23 on a charge of prohibited substance in a correctional facility. Trotter approved the deal. Acker was the defense attorney and Julie Prentiss was the prosecutor.ROBBERYDevin Wayne Adams, 31, was sentenced to five years in prison in an order adjudicating guilt March 29 on a charge of robbery. Trotter approved the deal. Fletcher was the defense attorney. The prosecuting attorney was not listed.SEXUAL ABUSE/ASSAULT OF CHILDGeoffrey Gatlin Jacks, 23, pleaded guilty March 29 to sexual assault of a child and was sentenced to eight years in prison. Smith approved the deal. Schoel was the defense attorney. The prosecuting attorney was not listed.David Anthony Cortez, 34, pleaded guilty April 2 to continuous sexual abuse of a child and was sentenced to 50 years in prison. Cortez also had another charge of continuous sexual abuse of a child dismissed April 3 as part of the deal. Smith approved the deal. Tony Chavez was the defense attorney. The prosecuting attorney was not listed.TAMPER/FABRICATE PHYSICAL EVIDENCEJamie Mariah Williams, 37, was sentenced to five years in prison in an order adjudicating guilt March 22 on a charge of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence with intent to impair. Whalen approved the deal. John Bickham was the defense attorney. The prosecuting attorney was not listed.TAMPER WITH GOVERNMENT RECORDVictor Alvarado Gonzalez, 27, pleaded guilty March 29 to tampering with a governmental record and was sentenced to two years probation and deferred adjudication. Rush approved the deal. Tony Chavez was the defense attorney. The prosecuting attorney was not listed.THEFTTimothy Gibson, 55, was sentenced to 16 months in state jail in an order adjudicating guilt March 29 on a charge of theft of property, $2,500 or more but less than $30,000. Trotter approved the deal. Mansur was the defense attorney. The prosecuting attorney was not listed.Jonathan Byron Green, 42, pleaded guilty March 29 to theft of property, less than $2,500, with two or more previous convictions and was sentenced to 16 months in state jail. Trotter approved the deal. Lawrence Barber was the defense attorney. The prosecuting attorney was not listed.Lanette Francine Kerr, 43, had charges of theft and engaging in organized criminal activity dismissed April 2 as part of a plea agreement when she pleaded guilty to theft charges in another case in county court. Rush presided. Marc Chastain was the defense attorney. The prosecuting attorney was not listed.VIOLATION OF PROTECTIVE ORDERSamuel Llanez Trayon Jr., 30, pleaded guilty March 29 to violation of a protective order by committing assault and was sentenced to two years in prison. Smith approved the deal. Mansur was the defense attorney. The prosecuting attorney was not listed. WhatsApplast_img read more

Student serves Ivey as page

first_img Published 3:00 am Thursday, April 9, 2015 Email the author Gramley said all three days were interesting and exciting but what she will remember most is the opportunity to lead the Pledge of Allegiance at the state house.“It was complete surprise,” she said. “Lt. Gov. Ivey told me just before time. She told who I was and where I was from. I was nervous that I might forget what to say. But leading the pledge was a real honor and something that I’ll always remember.” You Might Like Female Factor teaches about stress management Leigh Grissom, standing, tells about the benefits a facial has for the skin while Brittany Dozier Royal gives a facial… read more “My idea was that someone would present a bill and the Legislators would vote on it and it would or would not become a law,” she said. “But there’s a lot more to it than that. I was amazed how bills would be read and voted on and then go back to committee to be changed and voted on again. Both houses have to approve a bill and sometimes one will approve it and the other won’t. It’s back and forth and sometimes a bill just dies.”Gramley said prison reform was on the floor and she’s not sure exactly sure how she would have voted if given the opportunity.“I could see both sides,” she said. “Building more prisons would be very costly and taxes would probably have to be increased to pay for them. But, then, I’m not sure that it’s a good thing to let people who have committed substance abuse crimes out just because the prisons are overcrowded. Making decisions like that must be hard for our Legislators.” Gramley’s duty as a page for the lieutenant governor was to run errands.“Steve Pelham, chief of staff for Lt. Gov. Ivey, was the one who gave me errands to run,” she said. “Sometimes, I would take papers that had to be copied or copies of bills from one place to another. When I was not running errands, I got to watch government in action and it was exciting.”Gramley was impressed with Ivey and viewed her as a “woman in charge.”“I got to meet Lt. Gov. Ivey and Gov. Robert Bentley,” Gramley said. ‘I liked him. He seemed like he is strong and independent. I saw Rep. Alan Boothe and Sen. Jimmy Holley and it was good to see them because they represent us in state government.” Sponsored Content Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Skip Meredith Gramley thought she would like to have a career that placed her in a leadership role. After serving as a page for Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey at the state capitol last week she is absolutely sure.“Serving as a page was a wonderful leadership opportunity for me,” said Gramley, who is a junior at Charles Henderson High School. “I hope to have another opportunity next year because, it’s a great way to see what it’s like to be a leader in state government. That is now my goal – to be a leader in my community. I want to be actively involved in the lives of the people where I live.”Gramley said being a page at the capitol was an opportunity to see first hand the extensive process of bill becoming a law. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Latest Stories Book Nook to reopen Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Student serves Ivey as page By The Penny Hoarder By Jaine Treadwell The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Print Article Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Florida authorities arrest suspect in disappearance of Alabama college student

first_imgAuburn Police Department(AUBURN, Ala.) — Authorities have arrested a suspect in the case of a missing Alabama college student.Ibraheem Yazeed, 30, of Montgomery, Alabama, was taken into custody in Florida’s Escambia County early Friday morning. He is being held at the local county jail, according to Maj. Andrew Hobbs of the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office. Yazeed was wanted on kidnapping charges in connection with the disappearance of Aniah Haley Blanchard, a 19-year-old student at Southern Union State Community College who was last seen Oct. 23 at a convenience store in downtown Auburn, Alabama. Investigators believe Blanchard is a victim of foul play.Late Thursday night, the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office received a call from the United States Marshals Service to assist in an arrest of the suspect on the Alabama-Florida line, according to Hobbs.Yazeed was driving along an interstate highway from Alabama into Florida and tried to flee the officers attempting to arrest him. He was ultimately apprehended in the Pensacola area of northeast Florida, just 3 miles from the border with Alabama, Hobbs said.Earlier Thursday, the Auburn Police Division in Alabama named Yazeed a suspect in Blanchard’s disappearance and obtained a warrant for his arrest for the charge of kidnapping. At the time, Yazeed was out on bond for the charges of kidnapping and attempted murder from another jurisdiction in a separate case. Police said he should be considered “dangerous and potentially armed.”Authorities released images of Yazeed showing him inside the Auburn convenience store at the time Blanchard was last seen there.“Further investigation and analysis of evidence has determined that Yazeed was at the same location Blanchard was last seen and is involved in taking Aniah against her will,” the Auburn Police Division said in a statement Thursday. “Additional charges and/or arrests are anticipated.”Blanchard, who is the stepdaughter of mixed martial arts competitor Walt Harris, last communicated with a friend on Oct. 23, just before midnight. Blanchard’s family reported her missing the following day.“We need her back; we have to have her back,” her mother, Angela Haley-Harris, told ABC News in an interview on Wednesday. “We can’t live without her, we can’t.”Blanchard’s vehicle, a black 2017 Honda CRV, was found abandoned near an apartment complex in Montgomery on Oct. 25. It had damage to the front left tire area, which is believed to have occurred between the time she was last seen and when the vehicle was found.Investigators later discovered evidence in the vehicle that indicates Blanchard “was harmed and is considered to be a victim of foul play,” according to the Auburn Police Division.Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Auburn Police Division Detective Section at 334-501-3140, Central Alabama Crime Stoppers at 334-215-STOP, or the 24-hour non-emergency number at 334-501-3100.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more