Genting buys LeoVegas’ live dealer arm Authentic Gaming

first_img Genting buys LeoVegas’ live dealer arm Authentic Gaming Casino & games 30th October 2019 | By contenteditor Casino giant Genting Group has struck a deal to acquire LeoVegas’ live dealer solutions subsidiary Authentic Gaming in a €15m (£12.9m/$16.7m) deal.LeoVegas noted that the purchase price for Authentic, which generated revenue of approximately €1m for the three months to 30 June, represented a return of more than 100%.Authentic Gaming, which broadcasts live casino content from land-based casinos around Europe, has operated as an independent division of the operator for the past three years, having been funded by its investment arm LeoVentures. It is currently one of three holdings in LeoVentures, alongside esports betting brand Pixel.Bet and casino streaming portal CasinoGrounds.“We have now laid the foundation for Authentic Gaming to take its next big step in live casino,” Authentic Gaming founder and chief executive Jonas Delin said. “I am very happy that Genting, with more than 50 years of experience in gaming and entertainment, shares our vision to weave online and land-based casino and has chosen to invest in our product and team.”Genting has previously partnered Evolution Gaming for its live dealer content, with the supplier broadcasting its Dual Play Roulette title from the operator’s Resorts World Birmingham venue.Jeremy Taylor, managing director of Genting Online, said the operator’s land-based casino estate provided a platform to grow its online business rapidly.“Our vision is to offer our customers an amazing gaming experience from all of our casinos around the world, 24 hours a day through any device,” he explained. “With Authentic Gaming’s advanced technology and innovative product, we are convinced that together we have a good position to realise that vision.”LeoVegas Group chief executive Gustaf Hagman described the deal as a “milestone” for the operator. “The time is now right to sell the enterprise to the industry giant Genting, which is the perfect buyer to take Authentic Gaming to the next level,” he said. “The deal shows our innovative strength in the Group and our ability to develop and build sustainable companies.“We have thereby created shareholder value with a more than a 100% return on our investment in Authentic Gaming.”The agreement comes after LeoVegas in August reported a 10% year-on-year increase in revenue for the first half of the year, but also said that challenging operating conditions in the UK eroded its profits over the period.Revenue amounted to €180.7m for the six months to 30 June 2019, but tighter social responsibility controls and increased Remote Gaming Duty in the UK pushed operating profit down from €9.3m to €8.5m for the period.Image: Max Pixel Topics: Casino & games Tech & innovation Table games Tags: Online Gamblingcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Casino giant Genting Group has struck a deal to acquire LeoVegas’ live dealer solutions subsidiary Authentic Gaming in a €15m deal. (£12.9m/$16.7m). Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more

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5 ways to boost your push for a million in the stock market

first_img Image source: Getty Images. Kevin Godbold | Saturday, 23rd May, 2020 Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Kevin Godbold The recent crash has attracted many new investors to the stock market. And there are good reasons for that. Lower share prices can offer some bargain buys. And every new bull market follows a bear market, of some sort.Indeed, many shares have been shooting up recently. But I reckon it’s a good idea to guard against some of the big investing mistakes that keep many nursing poor returns. Here are five things I’d aim to do as part of my investing strategy to boost my push for a million.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…ResearchIt’s unwise to go into any share without first doing your own research. I’d read the company’s news feed and investigate the trading statements and financial reports. I’d explore valuation measures and work out the consistency of profitability, among other things.And don’t forget that your investment outcome depends on the forward prospects of the underlying business. In short, make sure you have a good reason for investing before you pull the trigger and buy shares.DiversificationIt can be a mistake to over-diversify. Loading a portfolio with too many investments can lead to mediocre performance. We could end up with a performance that mirrors the wider market. In which case, we could have saved all the effort and expense and bought a tracker fund.However, I wouldn’t concentrate all my funds in just one or two shares either. When it comes to diversification, I’d aim to find an optimum balance that matches risk with performance potential.Patience and prudenceWhatever your investment strategy, waiting too long for returns can cost you dearly. As investors, it pays to be patient. But, at some point, I’d decide to be prudent. And that means selling out of investments that are underperforming and moving onto brighter prospects instead.Averaging downSome investors advocate averaging down and buying more shares in a losing investment. Usually, the rationale is based on a strong opinion about the prospects of the underlying business and the argument for cheapness.But I wouldn’t average down if a share moves against me. If it does, I’ve already been wrong once, so why risk being wrong again by buying more? If the share is going to turnaround and perform for me, it will do so with the original investment I made anyway, without the need to double-down.Cutting lossesRather than averaging down, I’m more likely to cut my loss and sell out altogether. It’s normal to be wrong about some stocks, but there’s no need to keep on being wrong about them. One of the biggest threats to a portfolio is the way losing positions can keep the overall portfolio from out-performing. It’s no good riding your winners if you ride your losers too!As well as picking the ‘right’ shares in the first place, the way you execute the management of your portfolio will likely have a big effect on your returns. Good luck in your investing journey!center_img 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. Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 5 ways to boost your push for a million in the stock market Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. 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. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement.last_img read more

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Here are 10 FTSE 100 stocks that could build a winning portfolio

first_img 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. PersimmonConsumer Goods83% James J. McCombie | Thursday, 9th July, 2020 Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! National GridUtilities63% “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” DCC Industrials75% BPOil & Gas50% The logic behind holding a diverse portfolio of stocks is simple. Hold one bank stock, and if the company runs into difficulties, you could lose everything. Hold two bank stocks, and if one goes belly-up, the other could keep you from losing your shirt. However, what if the entire banking industry hit a rough patch? If you add stocks from multiple industries to a portfolio, you are protected against individual companies doing poorly, and also individual industries.This thinking explains why BP is on the list. With only half of analysts rating it as a buy, you would be right in thinking that there must be stocks with better forecasts. But, BP is tipped as the best of the oil & gas bunch, and the goal here is to include stocks from all the FTSE 100 industries.Changing things upA portfolio that includes the highest recommended stock from all the FTSE 100 industries is a solid starting point. An investor can, of course, tweak this portfolio as they desire. However, they will have to keep risk firmly in mind. Dropping BP, perhaps even National Grid and including better-tipped consumer services stocks concentrates risk in that industry.Dropping one of the stocks entirely (such as BP) and going with a nine stock or less portfolio also has consequences. Right now the oil & gas sector is going through a rough patch, but an investor cannot be certain that this will always be the case. Ignoring the fossil fuel industry entirely might mean missing out on chunky dividend payments in the future.There is also the option of breaking down the industries into sectors. For example, the FTSE 100 includes stocks from four sectors in the basic materials industry: forestry & paper, mining, industrial metals, and chemicals. This approach would, however, build a 32 stock portfolio which might be difficult to manage.It is, of course, possible to add more stocks to this portfolio. There might be a hot growth stock that just cannot be ignored, but again, be wary of putting all your eggs in one basket industry-wise. Enter Your Email Address Here are 10 FTSE 100 stocks that could build a winning portfolio AvastTechnology87% RSA InsuranceFinancials83% You buy a FTSE 100 stock, something goes wrong at the company, and the stock price crashes. Luckily you have a portfolio of FTSE 100 stocks, and the rest are doing ok, so all is not lost. But it was challenging to build a diversified portfolio. Finding one great stock was tough, so finding 10 was a real challenge. For those who are struggling, here are 10 FTSE 100 stocks that could help build a winning portfolio.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…FTSE 100 stock portfolioThe FTSE 100 contains stocks from 10 industries: basic materials, consumer goods, consumer services, financials, health care, industrials, oil & gas, technology, telecommunications, and utilities. Picking the stock with the highest percentage of analyst buy recommendations from each industry should build a solid FTSE 100 portfolio. These stocks are shown in the table below.center_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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Memorial held for Dacajeweiah

first_imgWW photo: Ellie DorritieDacajeweiah, whose name means Splitting-the-Sky, died at the age of 61 on March 13. He is pictured here speaking in his hometown of Buffalo, N.Y., in 2011 on the 40th anniversary of the Attica prison rebellion.His many friends and comrades held a memorial tribute at Burning Books bookstore in Buffalo on April 5 to honor and celebrate his life and work. There was Native drumming and Friendship Song. Many inspiring stories were told of Dacajeweiah’s courage and leadership.He was remembered as a warrior, a fighter for the rights of Indigenous nations and peoples all over the world. He was known most widely for his important role in the 1971 Attica uprising and the struggle for justice that followed over so many years, including battles such as the one at Gustafsen Lake in British Columbia. His friends and family spoke of his passionate vision of a struggle wider than prisoners’ or Native rights, a struggle that would change and save the world from racism and greed.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Owner of high end cars in Co Donegal urged to be vigilant

first_imgNews Owner of high end cars in Co Donegal urged to be vigilant Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Twitter NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Facebook By News Highland – October 10, 2014 Previous articleDinny McGinley says John McNulty could be the person to succeed himNext articlePeople at risk in Co Donegal urged to get flu vaccine News Highland WhatsApp Pinterestcenter_img Twitter Pinterest Google+ WhatsApp Google+ Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Owners of luxury brand cars such as BMW’s, Audi’s and Mercedes are urged to be extra vigilant after a spate of robberies across the country.Car owners are being urged to be vigilant and keep a sharp eye for the movement of vehicles late at night or early morning.Gardai say an organised criminal gang have been targeting these types of cars across the North-West.Garda Sgt Paul Wallace says these gangs are highly skilled thieves who specialise in car theft:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/pwall.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector publishedlast_img read more

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SF Deputies in Donegal publish bill to reverse Household Charge

first_img Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook By News Highland – March 29, 2012 SF Deputies in Donegal publish bill to reverse Household Charge Pinterest WhatsApp 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic center_img Google+ Newsx Adverts WhatsApp Previous articleCouncil offices to open on Saturday for Household Charge paymentsNext articleAn Post chief to be quizzed about Post Office closures News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Donegal Deputies Pearse Doherty and Pádraig Mac Lochlainn have launched a bill that will reverse the Household Charge.The Local Government (Household Charge) (Repeal) Bill 2012 will, if passed, reverse the household charge and allow the Department to reimburse those households that have already paid it.Sinn Féin will be tabling the bill during private members’ time in June.The party also intend to run what it says will be a positive and proactive ‘Back the Bill’ campaign.Deputy Pearse Doherty says he hopes the bill will gain enough support to be passed….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/pears1pm.mp3[/podcast] Facebook Google+ Twitter Twitterlast_img read more

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Holding Peaceful Processions, Raising Slogans Can’t Be An Offence: Himachal Pradesh High Court Quashes FIR Against Lady Advocate

first_imgNews UpdatesHolding Peaceful Processions, Raising Slogans Can’t Be An Offence: Himachal Pradesh High Court Quashes FIR Against Lady Advocate Sparsh Upadhyay24 Feb 2021 2:29 AMShare This – xUnderlining that holding peaceful processions, raising slogans, would not be and cannot be an offence under India’s Constitution, the Himachal Pradesh High Court on Monday (22nd February) quashed an FIR filed against an Advocate under Sections 341, 143, 147, 149, 353, 504, and 506 IPC. The Bench of Justice Anoop Chitkara was hearing the plea of a lady Advocate and member of the…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginUnderlining that holding peaceful processions, raising slogans, would not be and cannot be an offence under India’s Constitution, the Himachal Pradesh High Court on Monday (22nd February) quashed an FIR filed against an Advocate under Sections 341, 143, 147, 149, 353, 504, and 506 IPC. The Bench of Justice Anoop Chitkara was hearing the plea of a lady Advocate and member of the Shimla District Courts Bar Association who prayed before the Court to quash the FIR, registered against him. Petitioner’s submission It was submitted before the Court that lawyers were protesting peacefully against restricting the entries to the District Court complex Shimla from a shorter route, forcing them to take a longer way, which had traffic jams, resulting in a delay in attending to the Courts. It was further alleged that the Police registered a concocted FIR due to wreaking vengeance with malicious intentions to scuttle the agitation and that the Police arraigned her as an accused because she was supporting their cause. Prosecution’s case As per the Prosecution’s case, a large number of Advocates had assembled at Boileauganj Bazar of Shimla town and they were insisting on taking their vehicles through the restricted road, though they did not have any valid permits to do so. On this, the complainant SHO reached the spot of agitation and noticed many advocates assembled at the place, and the Petitioner was one of them and thereafter, the SHO asked them the reasons for creating the traffic jam by halting their vehicles. Further, when the SHO asked the lawyers to show the permits for driving on the restricted road, the lawyers turned very aggressive and started pushing the police officials, inflicted fist blows, and hurled abuses on them. On this, the complainant tried to calm them down, but they kept on hurling abuses, gave pushes, fist blows, threatened to burn the police station, and told the SHO that they would teach him a lesson never forget in his life. After that, these lawyers sat in protest at the spot and raised slogans. After this, an FIR was registered against the lawyers and the petitioner was named as the person present at the spot. Court’s Observations At the outset, the High Court noted that it need not wait for the completion of investigation and taking of cognizance by the Magistrate to quash the FIR. The Court also observed that the offences, that are not listed as compoundable, under Section 320 CrPC, can also be compounded, and the procedure to follow would be by quashing the FIR, and consequent proceedings [see: R.P. Kapur v State of Punjab, AIR 1960 SC 866, MadhavraoJiwaji Rao Scindia v Sambhajirao Chandrojirao Angre, 1988 (1) SCC 692, Parbatbhai Aahir v State of Gujarat, (2017) 9 SCC 641] Significantly, the Court observed that the FIR nowhere mentions the role of the petitioner and even if is presumed that the petitioner was present at the spot, it would still not lead to an automatic inference of her acting with a common object with those who had inflicted fist blows, hurled abuses, and threatened the SHO, and also threatened to burn the Police Station. The Court further noted that although the police got a video recording of the incident, the State did not refer to the said portion of the disk at which time frame, the Petitioner was video recorded inflicting fist blows, hurling abuses, or threatening the SHO, or threatening to burn the Police station. Significantly, the Court remarked, “Mere presence at the spot in the demonstration would not invite criminal act in the facts and nature of allegations made in the present FIR… therefore, naming and arraigning the petitioner as an accused is a gross abuse of the process of law. If proceedings are allowed to be continued, it shall amount to the miscarriage of Justice.” Lastly, the Court was of the considered opinion that the continuation of the proceedings will not suffice any fruitful purpose whatsoever. Consequently, the petition was allowed, and the FIR No.164/2019 was quashed along with all the consequential proceedings. Case title – Anu Tuli Azta …Petitioner. Versus State of H.P. 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Determination of Mn, Fe, Ni, Cu, Zn, Cd and Pb in seawater using offline extraction and triple quadrupole ICP-MS/MS

first_imgHighly resolved temporal and spatial distributions of trace elements in ocean water can provide insight into ocean processes but carry a significant analytical demand which requires methods that combine accuracy and precision with high sample throughput. Here a multi-element method is presented which combines the commercially-available seaFAST preconcentration system with ICP-MS/MS for the analysis of Mn, Fe, Ni, Cu, Zn, Cd and Pb in seawater. Samples (20 mL or 40 mL) are loaded on to a chelation resin column and trace metals eluted into 2.5 mL of 1.6 N HNO3. Analysis of the eluate was carried out by ICP-MS/MS, which combines two mass-selecting quadrupoles separated by an octopole collision/reaction cell. The collision/reaction cell was pressurized with O2 gas for the analysis of Mn, Ni, Cu, Cd and Pb and H2 gas for the analysis of Fe and Zn, which removed common interferences (e.g. ArO+ on 56Fe and MoO+ on Cd) yet maintained the highest instrument sensitivity across the entire mass range. Measured blanks and detection limits were ≤0.050 nmol L−1 levels, except for the Fe (blank 0.14 nmol L−1) and were suitable for open-ocean seawater analysis. We report results for the certified reference material NASS-6, consensus reference standards SAFe S and SAFe D and depth profiles of trace metals from the Arctic Ocean, collected as part of the Canadian GEOTRACES program.last_img read more

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Russian Research Ship Yantar Gears Up for Launching

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Ocean City Lures Shoppers Downtown

first_imgBy Tim KellyIt was a typical warm summer beach day when the banner plane flew high above the waves.“Brush off the Sand and Shop Ocean City,” the advertising banner urged.Ocean City’s traditional tourism focus has always has been: beach, bay and Boardwalk. In recent years, local officials have made a more concerted effort to boost its downtown shopping district as an attraction to rival the others.Shopping is lauded as one of the top three reasons people visit Ocean City, tourism boosters noted, and with good reason.Asbury Avenue between 6th and 14th Streets comprises the main downtown shopping and dining corridor, with dozens of unique stores, shops, cafes and other attractions.In all, there are more than 100 clean, safe and centrally-located shops and cafes for visitors and residents to enjoy downtown. For many visitors who arrive from neighborhoods served by strip malls, big-box stores and chains, O.C.’s downtown is a happening.On Monday, we caught up with expecting mom Elizabeth Eshelman and husband Christian, of Lancaster PA, who will welcome a boy into the family in December.“We’re not looking (specifically) for baby things, but we might see something,” Elizabeth said. “There is a nice atmosphere here for shopping. It’s very relaxed.”“We like it that there aren’t a lot of chain (stores),”Christian said. “The people working in the stores are very nice. It’s not just the same five chains located around town like in some places.  It’s a much different experience,” he said.The Eshelmans are part of a growing trend, said Michele Gillian, Executive Director of the Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce.“There’s a big push to shop local,”Gillian said. “More people are understanding that if you shop local, you’re helping to keep local people working.”Expectant parents Elizabeth and Christian Eshelman said the shopping atmosphere is relaxed on Asbury Ave.It’s not just recognition of the downtown shops’ solid contribution to the local economy. Ocean City is proactive, turning shopping into an adventure year-round.  There are special activities and deals, themed events like a “Girls Weekend” for shopping, Black Friday promotions in November and much more.A stroll along Asbury can mean entertainment from face-painting to Mummers string band appearances. And with its wide variety of cafes and restaurants, shoppers can easily make a morning or afternoon of their shopping excursion.One of the nation’s first “vacation apps” for smartphone users enables people to obtain e-coupons, make cashless purchases and learn the complete schedule of downtown happenings. For more information, and a chance to win a free 7-day vacation, visit www.oceancityvacation.com to download the app.  There’s also an aggressive TV advertising program and billboards on the Jersey-bound side of Philly’s Walt Whitman Bridge.Merchants appreciate the marketing efforts, said OC resident Candice Kolins, co-owner of Cruise Control Gear, a high performance sportswear company which recently invested in a retail store at 810 Asbury Ave. in the Stainton’s complex.A graphic from the Ocean City vacation app touts shopping on Asbury. (Photo courtesy oceancityvacation.com )“We love Ocean City and we wanted to make our products available in our hometown,” she noted. “We’re excited to be downtown because (the city and Chamber) do a great job of getting out the crowds. It’s not just seasonal,” she said of the shopping scene on Asbury. “The City markets its shopping opportunities all year.  Also, the boutiques and shops are so varied you can find most anything you’re looking for. Downtown seems like it’s always bustling.”As for the banner plane?“(The banner) gives us the opportunity to let everyone know on our eight mile island about our downtown,” Gillian said. “Some people come in over 34th Street and they turn left, they never turn right (in the direction of downtown). We want everyone to enjoy the experience of shopping in an old-fashioned small town.”Hoy’s 5&10 is an iconic throwback store in OC’s throwback shopping district.Hoy’s 5&10 is a throwback to when thousands of towns across America had “five and dimes,” places where you could pick up a wide range of essentials at a reasonable cost.Rick Stogdale of Phoenixville PA, was perusing the amazing assortment of beach gear with daughters Catherine and Evelyn. He had already picked out for purchase a beach umbrella holder and a deck of cards.The girls were looking at stickers to decorate their bedrooms and Evelyn had found a bone-shaped sign featuring the name of their family dog, Parker.“We slept in today and then decided to come down here and pick up a few things,” Rick explained. We were pretty excited to find something with Parker’s name on it.”This didn’t come as a shock to Gillian.“Our downtown is a true gem of Ocean City,” she said of the vibrant community of locally owned businesses. 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