Losses nearly double at Third Quad after painful restructuring

first_imgTuesday 21 September 2010 8:12 pm Losses nearly double at Third Quad after painful restructuring KCS-content whatsapp Share whatsappcenter_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailThe Sports DropForgotten College Basketball Stars: Where Are They Now?The Sports Dropmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldFamilyMindedThe Most Common Astrology Questions People AskFamilyMindedOpulent ExpressHer Quadruplets Were Born Without A Hitch. Then Doctors Realized SomethingOpulent ExpressFree HubRare Photos of Princess Diana The Royal Family Never Wanted People To SeeFree Hub THIRD Quad Capital, the latest venture from former Blue Oar Securities boss Andrew Monk, has seen losses almost double over the first half of the year as it completes a “painful but necessary” restructuring.Monk, who was ousted from Blue Oar when it was taken over by Edward Vandyk’s Evolve Capital last year, said the group’s recent acquisitions would enable it to expand in future with “positive cash balances, a strong balance sheet, reduced costs and a determination to grow”.Last month, the business bought loss-making corporate finance and broking house VSA Capital for a nominal sum, as a shell to facilitate Monk’s return to the broking sector. Monk, who previously founded Blue Oar and built Oriel Securities into a £40m business before selling up in 2006, said at the time he aimed to grow VSA rapidly over the year. Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Behind the scenes: Play’n GO

first_imgCasino & games 13th July 2018 | By Hannah Gannage-Stewart Climbing the charts The increased investment in its products, married with a growing emphasis on mobile products, means that after 13 years in the market, Play’n Go is starting to see marked growth. “We are investing heavily in people and, in terms of offices, we are growing pretty much everywhere that we are based today. I don’t think we will be opening any new offices in new locations, but we are definitely expanding the ones we have,” he says.HR business partner Liana Mifsud is at the coal face of that growth and says that bringing the right people in at the right time has been the key to managing that expansion successfully. “We’re growing fast, but at the right pace. We have vacancies all the time but we are growing the teams little by little,” she says.“We are not bringing in 20 people at one time. We add them little by little, train them in that team, and then we keep going”. Having also seen the client base grow substantially in recent months, global account manager Lena Yasir’s team has seen several new arrivals, growing from just four people two years ago to 14.Responding to the growing demands of the client base, she has recently restructured the team to ensure clients have access to the same service they did when the company was smaller. “We now have different tiers of account managers, we have senior account managers that take care of three clients usually, and these are our main key accounts,” she explains.“Then we have the key account managers who look after anywhere between three to five accounts, and then the account managers that take up to ten accounts each. This way each account manager has enough time per client”.New frontiers As part of this growth, Play’n Go has an eye on new markets. It is making an assertive push into Latin America, starting in Mexico early this year with a content deal with Logrand Entertainment Group. “We believe that there’s a great opportunity there, especially with our omni-product and the online business,” Törnqvist says.Omni-channel is another space that Play’n Go feels it can make its mark going forward. Törnqvist says the company has been successful in bridging the gap between land-based and online. “We are trying to break new ground and to create something that’s not there today and with our omni product,” he says. “With the combination of a state of the art online system, games bridging the gap to land-based and having the same product available in all these different channels.”He does not see Play’n Go reducing the number of games it produces each year but says the quality and entertainment value of those games has to be paramount. In a nod to the Candlemass collaboration and the likelihood of us seeing more of the same from the supplier in future, he adds: “We can definitely move towards creating more series of games, and building up a demand from the player community – we feel that is a huge opportunity in the future”.Finally, the supplier’s spiritual home Sweden is on the verge of regulating. Törnqvist welcomes the clarification the new framework will bring, and is hopeful for a smooth transition given it is likely to be heavily based on the UK and Danish models. “It will help in terms of the marketing,” he says, adding that the Swedish government’s work to tackle gambling addiction is “a huge step forward”. Learn more about Play’n GO’s commercial and creative ambitions following its recent collaboration with doom metal band Candlemass Tags: Online Gambling Slot Machines Play’n GO’s recent collaboration with doom metal band Candlemass was a great opportunity to learn more about the supplier’s commercial and creative ambitions, so iGB deputy editor Hannah Gannagé-Stewart travelled to the slots provider’s new offices in Malta to find out more.Doom metal may not be the first thing that jumps to mind when you think of slot games, but when iGaming Business visited Play’n Go’s new Malta base in June, an unlikely symbiosis was being forged between the two.While NetEnt has licensed IP from Motorhead, Jimi Hendrix and Guns’n Roses in the past to create music-themed slots, Play’n Go has taken the music branding idea even further, collaborating directly with Swedish metal band Candlemass.The band, which was a founding force of the doom metal scene in the 70s alongside British rockers Black Sabbath, has written the full soundtrack to Play’n Go’s House of Doom slot as well as lending its brand to the game and feeding into the look and feel of the end product.An EP of the same name has been released, promoting the collaboration among fans and through the metal press, and a nine-minute vinyl version featuring Ghost’s ‘Pope’ frontman Tobias Forge, is only available through the game. It’s a bold collaboration, which Play’n Go chief executive Johan Törnqvist says could have been “quite restricted” if the supplier had opted to go down the usual IP route. “We felt that we wanted to do something else,” he explains. “Something with more artistic freedom and definitely more involvement of the actual band, and here we have an amazing collaboration”.Branded games are not new to Play’n Go, the supplier famously secured IP deals to feature Scandinavian TV troll Hugo in games in the past, but House of Doom was conceived as a true collaboration. “Working with the band on the feeling, the theme and the music, being in their studio, and having our producers work very closely with the band is really something of an amazing journey. That’s what creates the creativity and the entertainment value that we believe this type of collaboration can do,” Törnqvist adds.The band’s songwriter and bassist Leif Edling admits he was hesitant about tying up creatively with an igaming company when the idea was first pitched to him but has been pleasantly surprised by the reaction of fans. “It was such a good idea to base it around Candlemass, it was interesting for me as a songwriter and as a new promotion tool, as we prepare to make another record,” Edling says. “I’m very interested in how to promote stuff when it’s not the 70s or 80s anymore and the record companies have zero money for marketing. I see it from that point of view”.Törnqvist is tight lipped about other bands that may work with the supplier in future but is clear about where the alchemy lies in such partnerships.“If you have a great band with great music that really wants to collaborate then that’s where you have the magic,” he says.  “It doesn’t have to be the latest hit song, it’s about the magic between the people that create it”. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwittercenter_img Behind the scenes: Play’n GO Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: Europe Topics: Casino & games Slots Email Addresslast_img read more

An evening out at Mohegan Sun: Betting on recovery

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter ICE365 Content Series Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 20th April 2021 | By contenteditor In this video, its president and general manager Jeff Hamilton, and vice president of expo and convention sales John Washko, discuss its post-Covid recovery. The pair plot out the roadmap for amenities to reopen and talk about plans for new launches, such as a branch of Tao in the property. Regions: US Connecticut And in the wake of agreements on compact amendments being reached with the state of Connecticut, Hamilton and Washko explain the plans for sports betting. The property already works closely with sports teams, allowing events to be held and broadcast on-property, and with experience of legal wagering, they reveal how the operator plans to ensure a successful roll–out in the state.  center_img An evening out at Mohegan Sun: Betting on recovery Connecticut’s Mohegan Sun is one of the most impressive casino properties in the US, while Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment is one of the most progressive and forward-looking tribal operators in the market. Topics: Casino & games ICE365 Content Series Land-based casino Tribal gaming Tags: Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment Email Addresslast_img read more

How £500 a month in a Stocks and Shares ISA might help you make a million

first_img See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves Rupert Hargreaves | Saturday, 11th July, 2020 I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. How £500 a month in a Stocks and Shares ISA might help you make a million I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. 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However, by making the most of a Stocks and Shares ISA and setting up a regular investment plan, you could dramatically increase your chances of being able to hit this lofty target. Stocks and Shares ISAThe most significant benefit of using a Stocks and Shares ISA to grow your financial nest egg is its tax advantages. These products are like investment shopping baskets. You can buy a selection of investments inside the wrapper, and they’re then sheltered from UK income tax and capital gains tax.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…However, Stocks and Shares ISA contributions are limited to £20,000 a year. But this may be enough to help you achieve your financial goals. You see, by making the most of compound interest, it’s possible to grow a small monthly Stocks and Shares ISA contribution into a sizable sum over the long term. The best path to take on this journey is to use a low-cost tracker fund. One of the biggest mistakes investors can make when saving for the future is to buy stocks and shares they don’t understand. This can result in losses, which may prevent you from hitting your wealth goals. But a low-cost tracker fund tracks a market index such as the FTSE 100 or FTSE 250.Over the past three-and-a-half decades, these indexes have returned 8% per annum and 12% per annum respectively. That’s significantly more than cash over the same time frame. And at these rates of return, it may be possible to turn a monthly deposit of £500 in a Stocks and Shares ISA into a life-changing sum. The road to a million A return of 12% per annum might not make you a millionaire overnight, but over the long term, these consistent returns really add up. For example, according to my calculations, it would take just 26 years to turn £500 a month into a million at a 12% per annum rate of return. At a return of 8% per annum, it would take 34 years of saving £500. These figures show how straightforward it is to make £1m with monthly Stocks and Shares ISA contributions. The critical part is to keep the contributions going. Consistency is key here. The market will do all of the hard work for you if you can make sure the ISA is being topped up every month. If you’d like to pick stocks yourself, you might be able to achieve a higher return. However, this approach also comes with more risk. One mistake could be a significant setback on your journey to a million. Therefore, it may be best to build a well-diversified portfolio of stocks as well as funds. This may allow you to profit from any upside growth while limiting downside risk. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”last_img read more

Branded water bottles enable companies to show support for charities

first_img Howard Lake | 27 July 2006 | News Businesses have a new way to show their support for charities after the launch of a concept aimed at the UK fundraising sector.Company Water allows organisations of all sizes to brand their own bottles of natural mineral water with logos, unique promotional messages or any other design.The concept has been an enormous success across the Europe since its launch in 2005 but this is the first time it has been possible to produce small quantities cost effectively in the UK. Advertisement Tagged with: Community fundraising Trading 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.  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Branded water bottles enable companies to show support for charities Most of the water is sourced from an award-winning spring in Mid-Wales but has sources in England and Scotland as well. Bottles are available in PET or glass and in shapes and sizes to suit customer requirements. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Men’s basketball bounces back with win over Winthrop

first_imgFacebook Previous articleNews Now 12/11/19Next articleWomen’s basketball suffers first loss of season against No. 11 Texas A&M Colin Post RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Colin Post is a Sports Broadcasting and Journalism double-major from Houston, Texas. Along with sports writing, Colin hopes to work in sports announcing after he graduates. Colin Post Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Linkedin Taylor’s monster slam highlights big weekend for TCU Athletics Facebook + posts Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award ReddItcenter_img TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ printGuard R.J. Nembhard led all scorers with 15 points on Wednesday night. Photo courtesy of GoFrogs.com.After falling in a heart breaker to USC last Friday, TCU basketball with a 10-point win, defeating Winthrop 70-60 at home Wednesday night.“Good win,” head coach Jamie Dixon said. “We defended well. I like where we made some progress and came back from a poor defensive outing the other day.”Sophomore R.J. Nembhard led all scorers with 15 points. The sophomore added six rebounds, three assists and two steals in the win.After the Eagles struck first to go up 4-0, the Frogs popped off on a 12-0 run blow the game open early.Poor shooting by TCU held them back though, and the teams went back-and-forth for the rest of the half.The Frogs held a 31-26 lead going into the locker room at halftime. They cashed in on just four of their 13 three-point attempts during the first half.With center Kevin Samuel in foul trouble, Ohio State transfer Jaedon LeDee was a dominant force in the first half, recording a season-high 10 points while grabbing four rebounds.“I think we just kind of need to get him [LeDee] more involved, and he’s got to get more comfortable,” Dixon said. “He’s playing hard, and he brings physicality to us, which we need.”TCU will need LeDee to get more involved because their depth in the paint took a blow earlier this week when center Russell Barlow entered the transfer portal.Winthrop pulled within two in the opening minutes of the second half, but that’s as close as they would get.A 9-0 run by TCU early in the second half combined with a 7-0 run with five minutes left would help the Frogs hold the Eagles off. Nembhard was instrumental in both runs, scoring 10 of his game-high 15 in the second half alone.While TCU had shot 48.3 percent as a team in the contest, they continued to struggle from deep, shooting at 24 percent.“Some days, you’re going to make them. Some days, you’re not,” Bane said. “It’s good to be able to win when you’re not making shots.”Guards Desmond Bane and Jaire Grayer combined for 23 points and 11 rebounds on the night.Up next, the TCU looks to keep rolling at home against Lamar. Tip-off in Schollmaier Arena is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 14, at 2 p.m. ReddIt Linkedin Despite series loss, TCU proved they belong against No. 8 Texas Tech Twitter Twitter First TCU spring game since 2018 gets fans primed for a highly-anticipated fall TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

Councillors squable over Twin Towns leisure centre

first_img By News Highland – January 25, 2010 Pinterest News Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Twitter Councillors squable over Twin Towns leisure centre Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Previous articleGAA – Dr Mc Kenna Cup Semi Final line up confirmedNext articleGovernment looking to withdraw from Greencastle Harbour Project News Highland center_img Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook Pinterest Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp There were heated exchanges in the council chamber this afternoon when the issue of the Stranorlar Leisure Centre was raised. Councillor Martin Harley raised the subject calling on the local authority to increase efforts to progress the project – however the ensuing debate soon turned to farce when a round of name calling erupted.Commenting on the progress to date Councillor Frank McBrearty accused Fianna Fail of using the leisure centre as a political football. This brought an angry response from Councillor Patrick McGowen who accused Councillor McBrearty of not caring about anything except himself and his election to the Dail.Councillor McGowen called Councillor McBrearty a ‘clown’, he later withdrew the comment however in the mean time Councillor McBrearty took issue with Mayor Byrne’s handling of the situation saying that he would ‘get him in the long grass’. The issue was closed when the county manager said he would deal with all the issues raised at a meeting with local councillors ahead of the capital budget meeting in March.last_img read more

TGS submits $600m offer to acquire PGS’s multi-client data library

first_img TGS seeks to acquire PGS’s multi-client data library. (Credit: C Morrison from Pixabay) Norwegian oil and gas seismic service provider TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company (TGS) has submitted a conditional and non-binding offer to purchase rival company PGS’s multi-client data library, for a cash consideration of $600m.TGS seeks to acquire PGS’s multi-client data library including all existing data and work-in-process, as well as the contractual arrangements associated with the foregoing.The offer also includes a proposal for singing post-closing collaboration agreement for future PGS multi-client projects. It would also include certain preferential rights for PGS to offer 3D-fleet for future TGS data acquisition.TGS expects the multi-client library of PGS to significantly broaden its worldwide geophysical data offering in all major mature and frontier basins.Responding to the proposal, PGS’s board said it would its views before the expiration of the offer, which is valid until 16 August 2020.In a press statement, TGS said: “The proposed transaction presents an opportunity for PGS and its stakeholders to monetize its multi-client data library in excess of its full reported value, delivering substantial funds to PGS in what are challenging times for the entire seismic industry.”The transaction would deliver increased efficiencies in  seismic industryTGS also expects the combination of the TGS and PGS multi-client businesses to improve the industry’s ability to deliver services as well as deliver increased efficiencies in the seismic industry.TGS CEO Kristian Johansen said: “We see a strong complement between our existing business and the PGS data library and the opportunity to leverage our expertise and scale to improve returns.“Concurrently, a refocused and refinanced PGS will be a world-leading and highly innovative provider of acquisition technology and marine acquisition capacity, providing a strong platform for creating long-term value for the company´s stakeholders.“The proposed transaction is thus aimed at safeguarding customers’ access to leading acquisition technology, high-quality data acquisition capacity and top tier data processing capabilities, whether they choose to purchase data through the contract model or the multi-client model.”In April 2020, TGS said it has commenced a new 3D seismic survey in the offshore The Gambia, West Africa. TGS seeks to acquire PGS’s multi-client data library that includes all existing data and work-in-processlast_img read more

Eagles Chaplain to Speak at Free FCA Coaches Breakfast

first_imgThe Philadelphia Eagles join in prayer with the Los Angeles Rams after defeating the Rams during the 2018 season. (Photo credit: Fox Sports/Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) By Tim KellyIt was once said by the Rev. Dr. Billy Graham that coaches influence more lives in one season than many people do in their entire lifetime.With that premise in mind, it was easy for Laura Matera to organize the Cape Atlantic Fellowship of Christian Athletes first Coaches Breakfast.The event, free to area coaches from Little League to the college level, is set for Saturday, January 26, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the Ocean City Tabernacle, 550 Wesley Ave., Ocean City.Also invited are athletic directors, assistant coaches and athletic trainers, Matera added.“We wanted to put a professional event for local coaches,” said Matera, Director of the Cape Atlantic FCA. “We are faith-based and of course want to (advance the religious aspects of) the FCA.  But we also wanted to reach out in a secular way to recognize, encourage and support our local coaches.”Attendees will enjoy breakfast and networking with their peers.“We want to celebrate the commitment and dedication of our area coaches,” Matera said. “Whether you have coached for generations or are new to coaching, our desire is for you to be encouraged and inspired in your role,” Matera said.Ted Winsley has been the Eagles’ Chaplain for 17 years. (Photo credit: The Family Church)Ted Winsley, for 17 years the Chaplain of the Philadelphia Eagles, will engage with the coaches and deliver a talk, and Kevin Harvey, Chaplain of the Philadelphia 76ers, will also be on hand.“Coaches are under a tremendous amount of pressure,” Matera said. “Family breakups, teen suicide and drug use are at all-time highs. As a result, coaches have a very high burnout rate.  We want to help them get through whatever their difficulties may be.”Matera, well-known in the region for her FCA Surf and Skate Camps and many other activities on behalf of Cape Atlantic FCA, said the organization offers training programs for many of the aspects of coaching that are separate from teaching the sport and directing their squad on game day.She said coaches will have the opportunity to sign up for the training.“The goal is for coaches to leave the event feeling inspired to continue in their leadership role to positively influence our young people,” Matera said. “Healthy athletes build healthier communities.” The Cape Atlantic FCA also recruits trains and pairs “Character Coaches” with local teams who assist the head coach with all types of challenges.“Perhaps a player is going through something, the Character Coach is often able to handle it and provide a different voice (in addition to the coach’s),” she said.Winsley’s tenure as the Birds’ Chaplain spans three head coaching regimes, but his role became more visible since the team captured its first Superbowl championship last year.“The Eagles are very (outspoken) as a team about their faith and very engaged,” Matera said, “and Ted’s message has been pushed into the forefront. He is now the Chaplain of a Superbowl-winning team.”A native of Dover, Delaware, Rev. Winsley is Pastor of Voorhees, Camden County-based The Family Church. He holds an Associate’s degree and Pastoral Certificate from Vision International University, and a Bachelor of Science degree from Delaware State University.Local FCA staff Laura Matera and Sara MostafaTo learn more, please go to: http://fcacapeatlantic.org/last_img read more

Packaging watch

first_imgAccording to Mintel’s latest report, Ethical and Green Retailing, June 2007, released this month, as many as two-thirds of consumers believe retailers should do more to reduce the amount of packaging they use.Over half (55%) say that retailers and producers, including bakery, should only use packaging materials that can easily be recycled. “The finding that nearly three-quarters of adults claim to be active recyclers makes it all the more irritating that the recycling infrastructure is not better developed than it is. Although retailers and manufacturers have been active in reducing packaging for some time, consumers are still not satisfied and clearly feel that there is more to be done,” said senior retail analyst Neil Mason.In July, bakery chain Greggs, announced that it had saved £12,000 in three months through recycling waste plastic from its Yorkshire stores, after teaming up with Leeds-based Cromwell Polythene. After Greggs’ vehicles have delivered to the shops, the drivers load waste plastics, such as waste packaging, and take them back to a central Yorkshire depot. From there, Cromwell Polythene’s Recycling Division collects the plastic and converts it into sacks and bags, some of which are returned to Greggs for general waste and segregation of waste plastic.As a result of the scheme, Greggs received a commendation at this year’s Business Commitment to the Environment Awards, which was presented by former environment secretary, David Miliband. The commendation recognised Greggs’ commitment to reduce the amount of waste it sends to landfill.last_img read more