Monday 25 April 2011 11:51 pm WHAT THE OTHER PAPERS SAY THIS MORNING Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesMoneyPailShe Was An Actress, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming Nearby Scottsdale (Take a Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search AdsMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory Tags: NULL Share KCS-content More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.com whatsapp whatsapp FINANCIAL TIMESMPS PRESSURE VICKERS TO DEFINE BANK BONUS RULESSir John Vickers is facing pressure from senior MPs to widen his work on making banks safer by defining new bonus transparency rules, to provide an early warning of the build-up of risk. Members of the Commons treasury committee will next month urge Sir John to ensure that his commission’s final report on Britain’s banking industry contains much tougher scrutiny of the role bonuses play in creating systemic risk.CIC SET FOR UP TO $200BN IN FRESH FUNDSChina Investment Corp, the Chinese sovereign wealth fund, will soon receive $100bn-$200bn in new funds from the government, according to three people familiar with the matter. CIC, which has already fully allocated the $110bn it had available for offshore investments, is to get the new money as Beijing seeks to reduce its exposure to US government debt. LENOVO TO EXPORT ITS RURAL EXPERTISELenovo is kicking off an aggressive campaign to penetrate rural markets in five developing countries, seeking to challenge competitors such as Hewlett-Packard, Dell and Acer using the recipe behind its recent successes in its Chinese home market. The PC maker plans to build a vast distribution network to “fully cover” rural areas in Indonesia, Brazil, Mexico, India and Turkey during the next three years. LAWSON SOFTWARE CLOSE TO DEAL WITH INFORLawson Software is close to agreeing a deal with Infor, another business software company, and Golden Gate Capital, after last month revealing it had received an approach from the pair.THE TIMESCOVENTRY AIMS TO TURN ROCK BACK INTO A BUILDING SOCIETYCoventry Building Society is preparing a publicity campaign to persuade politicians to allow it to take over Northern Rock’s “good” bank. The society has gone through the numbers on a possible transaction, leading it to believe that it would need only about £200m in new capital to merge with Northern Rock. It has carried out a secret poll asking whether the public would support the nationalised bank becoming a mutual, which produced a positive result.LEGAL ROW BREWING WITH STANFORD CREDITORSA legal row is brewing in London over the fate of more than $100m held in frozen bank accounts connected to the disgraced American financier Allen Stanford. The US Government wants the funds repatriated.The Daily TelegraphRAIL COMPANIES ‘SHOULD BE ABLE TO INCREASE FARES’Rail companies should be allowed to introduce “airline-style fares” that could see them charging hundreds of pounds for tickets during peak times and banning passengers without pre-booked seats from travelling, a Government review is set to recommend.CABLE & WIRELESS WINS EMERGENCY CONTRACT IN MURDER CAPITALCable & Wireless Communications has turned crime-fighter in El Salvador – the country with the world’s worst murder rate. Under the programme, it will be possible to monitor the location of every police unit in the country at all times via tracking devices. The US government rates El Salvador as a “critical crime threat country” where “random and organised violent crime is endemic”.THE WALL STREET JOURNALEUROPEORACLE’S FINANCE CHIEF RESIGNSOracle said its chief financial officer had resigned and will be immediately succeeded by the company’s co-president, the latest executive switch at the large software maker. The executive, Jeff Epstein, joined Oracle in September 2008 and oversaw investor relations in addition to the company’s finance operations. His duties will be added to those of Safra Catz, the co-president who was his immediate superior.FDA WILL REGULATE E-CIGARETTES AS TOBACCO PRODUCTSThe Food and Drug Administration said yesterday that it wouldn’t appeal a January federal court ruling stating that electronic cigarettes should be regulated as tobacco products, not drug delivery devices, in a move that was hailed as a victory for e-cigarette manufacturers and distributors.
8th July 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle GVC will take its UK-facing brands – Ladbrokes, Coral and Betdaq – off of odds comparison affiliate platform Oddschecker as of tomorrow (9 July) for “commercial reasons”. Topics: Marketing & affiliates Sports betting AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: UK & Ireland Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter GVC removes brands from Oddschecker for “commercial reasons” GVC will take its UK-facing brands – Ladbrokes, Coral and Betdaq – off of odds comparison affiliate platform Oddschecker as of tomorrow (9 July) for “commercial reasons”.The operator said the deal between the two businesses came to an end because they could not agree on commercial terms for its continuation.“We would like to wish Oddschecker the best of luck and thank them for the positive relationship we’ve enjoyed over the years we’ve worked together,” GVC said.“Sadly, we couldn’t agree commercial terms to renew the relationship, so as of the 9th July our UK Digital Brands will no longer feature on the service”None of GVC’s other affiliate deals are affected.Oddschecker, formerly the affiliate arm of Sky Betting and Gaming, is a founding member of affiliate body Responsible Affiliates in Gambling (RAiG), which last week declared its support in principle for a statutory licensing or registration regime for affiliates active in the British gambling market. In 2019, Oddschecker acquired football data portal WhoScored.In April, GVC reported a year-on-year rise in revenue for the first quarter of 2020, despite business slowing down due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. In a trading update, GVC said total group net gaming revenue (NGR) for the three months through to 31 March was 1% higher than in the same period last year.Yesterday, GVC announced that it will reorganise its customer care teams, putting some roles at risk of redundancy, in order to prepare for new VIP requirements in Great Britain. Marketing & affiliates Email Address
Casino & games Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Louisiana’s Coushatta Casino partners RSI for social launch AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: US Louisiana Louisiana-based Coushatta Casino Resort has launched a new social casino and sportsbook in partnership with Rush Street Interactive.Coushhatta Casino4Fun is powered by the same technology used for Rush Street’s real-money online gaming sites and omni-channel retail sportsbooks.The site offers access to more than 300 slots, table games and live dealer titles. Players will also be able to bet virtual chips on sporting events through the new offering.Similar offerings have been launched for Rush Street’s properties in New York, Pennsylvania and Illinois – where it also offers real-money sports betting, and in Pennsylvania, igaming – to drive customer acquisition and engagement.Rush Street’s new partner in Louisiana is the Coushatta tribe, which opened its casino in 1995, which it claims to be the largest venue of its kind in the state.“We are thrilled to offer our guests the popular amenity of online social gaming. We know Coushatta Casino4Fun will create fun and excitement for our guests once they sign up to play,” the Coushatta Casino Resort’s general manager Scott Sirois said.Read the full story on iGB North America. Topics: Casino & games Social gaming Tribal gaming Email Address Louisiana-based Coushatta Casino Resort has launched a new social casino and sportsbook in partnership with Rush Street Interactive. 25th August 2020 | By contenteditor
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Operating expenses were up 17.6% to $16.7m. Although sales and marketing costs dropped to $3.9m, research and development costs increased 37.5% to $3.3m. Administrative costs reached $8.9m, whilst transaction expenses amounted to $689,000. Gross profit also increased 76.6% to $13.6m, whilst net operating profit decreased 60.2% to £3.3m. Adjusted EBITDA saw a 414% year on year increase to $9.3m. Tags: Genius Sports Group “We delivered superb results in the first quarter of 2021, demonstrating our continued excellent momentum and solid execution of strategic commitments,” said Genius co-founder and CEO Mark Locke. “The group is still very much in ‘investment phase’, but from a much stronger underlying position than just nine months ago. Analyst Paul Leyland of Regulus Partners, however, said it still remains to be seen whether Genius can live up to the high investor expectations. Genius Sports posted revenue figures of $53.7m for the first quarter of 2021, marking a 51.9% increase on the same period last year and prompting the data supplier to raise its revenue guidance for the year to $250m-$260m. As a result, operating losses decreased 52.3% to $3.1m. Pre-tax losses totaled $5.6m, while after tax net losses came to $5.3m – down 29.3% from 2020. In terms of non-operating costs, interest expenses rose to $2.3m, foreign currency losses were $163,000., and other expenses came to $2.5m. Depreciation and amortisation amounted to $4.5m, while litigation costs totaled $878,000 Following the successful quarter, the business raised its rveenue guidance by 35%, from $190m to between $250m and $260m. Genius raises revenue guidance after strong first quarter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter “Like most US-facing business models, Genius will sink or swim on commercial drivers, technical competence and operational execution – not daydreaming about what the size of the US market might be in five years time.” 20th May 2021 | By Nosa Omoigui “There is a significant opportunity to utilize our leading portfolio of official sports data, supported by our unique technology, scale and growing network of industry partners. Our strategy of powering the global sports data ecosystem has supported our growth in the quarter, and we’re confident in our ability to continuously improve our end-to-end solution and deliver on our increased guidance for the year.” Of this total, $39.0m came from betting technology, up 42.1%, $9.4m was generated from media technology (a 127.0% increase), and sports technology contributed $5.4m. Topics: Finance Q1 results 2021 Regions: US In a busy year for Genius, 2021 has already seen the supplier list on the New York Stock Exchange, completee a deal with FanHub, acquire Second Spectrum in a $200m deal, and sign a multi-year data partnership with the NFL. Q1 results 2021 Email Address
Lafarge Africa PLC (WAPCO.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2011 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Lafarge Africa PLC (WAPCO.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Lafarge Africa PLC (WAPCO.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Lafarge Africa PLC (WAPCO.ng) 2011 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileLafarge Africa Plc is a cement manufacturing company in Nigeria offering high quality concrete and aggregates for the home building and construction sectors. The company is one of the oldest cement manufacturing companies in Nigeria and is a member of the LafargeHolcim Group, the largest building and concrete solutions company in the world. It also diversified interests in manufacturing paint, repairing electric motors, transport services and Kraft bag production. Lafarge Africa Plc has plants in Ewekoro and Sagamu in the South West district; Mfamosing in the South-South district; and Ashaka in the North East district of Nigeria. The company has installed cement production capacity of 10.5MTPA and has plans to increase its production capacity. Its product range includes cement, aggregates, ready-mix concrete and pulverized fly ash. Cement solutions are marketed under the brand names Elephant, Ashaka, Supaset, PowerMax and Unicem. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Lafarge Cement WAPCO Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Glaxosmithkline Consumer Nigeria Plc (GLAXOS.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Pharmaceuticals sector has released it’s 2011 annual report.For more information about Glaxosmithkline Consumer Nigeria Plc (GLAXOS.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Glaxosmithkline Consumer Nigeria Plc (GLAXOS.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Glaxosmithkline Consumer Nigeria Plc (GLAXOS.ng) 2011 annual report.Company ProfileGlaxosmithkline Consumer Nigeria Plc manufactures and markets a range of consumer healthcare and pharmaceutical products in Nigeria. Its product portfolio includes treatments for asthma, HIV/AIDS, malaria, depression, migraines, diabetes, heart failure, digestive ailments and cancer. Consumer healthcare products include oral healthcare products; wellness products for the management of pain, gastro-intestinal and respiratory conditions; multivitamins; and a range of nutritional healthcare beverages. Glaxosmithkline Consumer Nigeria Plc produces a range of antibacterial products and vaccines to protect against illnesses such as hepatitis A and B, diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, typhoid, influenza and cervical cancer. The company was formerly known as Beecham Limited. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Glaxosmithkline Consumer Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
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Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Image source: Getty Images. FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge See all posts by Joe Clark Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. FTSE 100 stock Rolls-Royce (LSE:RR) will release its earnings report on Thursday 11th March at 9am. It is well expected that the company will report its biggest annual loss in history and go into depth about the detrimental impact the Covid-19 pandemic has had on the business. Nonetheless, I think there might be light at the end of the tunnel for Rolls-Royce shares.Here are the main reasons why I am re-entering Rolls-Royce albeit tentatively, as I think there is a chance that we see a positive rise of the share price after earnings.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…Rolls-Royce is expected to report its biggest loss everThe market is already expecting the company to have its biggest ever loss on record so that isn’t likely to spook the share price if it is indeed reported. 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Manufacturers: FAKRO, Reynaers Aluminium, Baumit, Princ parketSave this picture!© Studio FlusserRecommended ProductsWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridSave this picture!Site PlanText description provided by the architects. The reason for building two houses was an idea to create minimal ergonomic accommodation which combines functionality and design. All of this set into the golf resort with access to the water.Save this picture!© Studio FlusserSave this picture!Floor Plans – House AThe form of both buildings was made by adding basic elements – living blocks. The blocks are arranged once horizontally and then vertically. Each house consists of three such elements.Save this picture!© Studio FlusserSave this picture!Floor Plan – House BThis way the buildings serve different qualities of inside living space and at the same time different aspects of an extrovert and introvert relationship with the surrounding. Each house has one open space of day living area and two rooms with its facilities.Save this picture!© Studio FlusserProject gallerySee allShow lessWhat Makes The Barbican The Perfect Setting for Music Videos?VideosThe Maersk Tower / C.F. Møller ArchitectsSelected Projects Share CopyHouses•Hrubá Borša, Slovakia Houses Projects Architects: Endorfine Office Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/887398/3×3-family-houses-endorfine-office Clipboard 2017 Slovakia Save this picture!© Studio Flusser+ 36Curated by Fernanda Castro Share CopyAbout this officeEndorfine OfficeOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHrubá BoršaSlovakiaPublished on January 22, 2018Cite: “3×3 Family Houses / Endorfine Office” 22 Jan 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
United States Manufacturers: Caesarstone, NanaWall, SIL Silbonit, Knoll IncSave this picture!© Eric StaudenmaierText description provided by the architects. The new 1,500 square foot home is an intricate aggregation of interior and exterior volumes. Located on a tight site behind an existing residence, the new structure borrows the steeply pitched rooflines of the front house while turning inward around a private, central courtyard.Save this picture!© Eric StaudenmaierEach room of the house is expressed as a distinct block paired with a corresponding exterior space (two entry alcoves and a balcony overlooking the courtyard) carved from the buildable footprint. Even though the program is articulated as separate volumes, the interior and exterior spaces are woven together into a single, visually continuous living space. Transitions and thresholds are emphasized by an alternating arrangement of material surfaces, creating a series of dramatically different spaces that are integrated into a single environment.Save this picture!© Eric StaudenmaierSave this picture!First floor plan + TextSave this picture!© Eric StaudenmaierFloor materials such as tight-veined grey limestone and white stained knotty pine suggest distinctions between interior and exterior. The interior stairs are painted bright red and orange, with the colors leaking into adjacent bedrooms and living spaces depending upon light intensity and time of day. Light cascades down into the interior from high windows, providing views to the sky and hills.Save this picture!© Eric StaudenmaierThe exterior is clad with custom patterned cement board panels and can be read as a monolithic mass. The orthogonal surfaces have a slightly darker tone than those at a diagonal, producing an ambiguous reading between a single rectangular block and three aligned wedges. In contrast to the differentiated-but-open ground floor, the master bedroom and guest room at the second level are isolated volumes, each contained in a separate wedge.Save this picture!© Eric StaudenmaierSave this picture!Second floor plan + TextSave this picture!© Eric StaudenmaierThe house strikes a balance between volumetric distinction and spatial continuity and creates an environment in constant modulation; whether by natural and artificial light, the opening of doors and windows, or the configuration of furniture.Save this picture!© Eric StaudenmaierProject gallerySee allShow lessShanghai Minsheng Wharf Waterfront Landscape and Reconnection / Atelier Liu Yuyang A…Selected ProjectsBringing Work Home: 9 Times Architects Designed for ThemselvesArticles Share CopyHouses•Culver City, United States Second House / FreelandBuck Architect Save this picture!© Eric Staudenmaier+ 40Curated by María Francisca González Share 2018 Second House / FreelandBuck ArchitectSave this projectSaveSecond House / FreelandBuck Architect ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/909652/second-house-freelandbuck-architect Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/909652/second-house-freelandbuck-architect Clipboard Projects CopyAbout this officeFreelandBuck ArchitectOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCulver CityUnited StatesPublished on January 20, 2019Cite: “Second House / FreelandBuck Architect” 20 Jan 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
4. WaterAid’s Jars of Change Lent campaign[youtube height=”450″ width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zobc0Hdqs-E[/youtube] WaterAid demonstrates that charities without a Christian heritage can still get involved in fundraising on the theme of giving something up for Lent.“This Lent, join us in giving something up for clean water”, urges the charity in the Lent fundraising part of its Get involved section of its website.This year they are using the traditional home collecting device of an empty glass jar in their Jars of Change Lent appeal. 489 total views, 5 views today • Is your charity fundraising on the theme of Lent? Tell us in the comments below. 3. CAFOD’s Lent Fast DayFasting throughout the Lent period might not be easy for everyone, so charities like CAFOD encourage supporters to fast for one day as a fundraising campaign.This year its Lent Fast Day takes place on 27 February 2015. It offers an extensive range of downloadable resources to help individuals and churches to promote the campaign, ranging from parish posters and suggested text for a short talk to a match funding leaflet (UK Aid is match funding CAFOD’s Lent appeal as well) and a ‘how to’ fundraising guide for parishes.CAFOD’s staff are also revealing their personal Lent challenges. Some will be cutting out meat and dairy to help the environment. Others are doubling their baking in order to raise money towards the CAFOD Lent Appeal:[youtube height=”450″ width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4yBjrQCjxs[/youtube] 6. Cord’s Spend a Penny Lent campaignCord has reprised its #SpendaPenny campaign for Lent in which it urges:“All we ask is that you put some money in a pot/ box or jar every time you use water”.Lent may not be a time for putting the fun back into fundraising, but CordUK manage to inject a light touch of toilet humour into their campaign title.Its Spend a Penny campaign page includes a totaliser and a report back on what the 2014 appeal achieved.It also offers two fun downloads:• a template and instructions on how to make your own donation box• 36 fun ideas to spend a penny 490 total views, 6 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis17 Tagged with: app Events faith Individual giving Lent Howard Lake | 20 February 2015 | News Self-denial fundraising campaigns like Go Sober October, Dryathlon and the new De-Chox campaign from British Heart Foundation are clearly popular. But which charities are making the most of Lent, the original Christian period of self-denial?Christian charities or those with a faith background have a long tradition of Lent-based campaigns, but any charity whose supporters include sufficient numbers of practising Christians can make the most of the 40 days of fundraising opportunity.Here are some examples.1. Trocaire box app[youtube height=”450″ width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-J5OmJF-SA[/youtube]International development charity Trócaire has worked with JustGiving to create the Trócaire Box App to promote giving during Lent. The app can be downloaded to smartphone and tablet, and lets supporters create their own digital collection box, and then invite their friends or family to donate via it.Users can decorate their digital collection box to personalise it. They can then choose what kind of fundraising they want to take part in – collecting money, giving something up, or fasting. Like any good collecting box, even the digital version rattles with the clink of coins as donations are received.The app uses JustGiving’s open API, which enable anyone to develop apps for good that connect with its social platform for giving.The UK government will match, pound for pound, all public donations to the Lent Campaign in Northern Ireland, up to a maximum of £5 million.2. 40acts40acts Lent generosity challenge marked in London’s Shoreditch.40acts is a generosity campaign run by Christian charity Stewardship which invites “people to do Lent differently”. Instead of just giving something up, like chocolate or alcohol, participants are encouraged to give something to those around them.This could be talking to strangers, sharing a skill, sending anonymous gifts or simply saying thank you.When it launched earlier this month, it had already attracted over 40,000 participants and nearly 1,000 churches. Last year’s 40acts campaign generated over 1.8 million acts of generosity. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis17 5. Christian Aid’s Count Your Blessings appChristian Aid introduced its Count Your Blessings app for Lent 2013. It offers daily faces, stories and images to help supporters reflect, act and pray.One option is to give a small sum each day in the form of a pledge, which mounts up over the 40 day period. Charities that use Lent to fundraise About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.