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G&L Announces Annual Gaming & Hospitality Industry Award Recipients
LAS VEGAS, Oct. 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gaming & Leisure, a preeminent gaming and hospitality industry organization, announces today the recipients of the coveted 2018 Annual Gaming & Hospitality Industry Awards. The Annual Gaming & Hospitality Industry Awards are free to enter globally and uniquely created and judged by the buying constituency. Three award recipients are chosen and the 4th and highest honor award, the Platinum Award, encompasses the three categories in addition to other evaluated criteria. The highest honor Platinum Award was presented to VizExplorer. "We are honored to be recognized by the G&L Board with the Platinum Award for VizExplorer® Golden Record solution. The award validates our direction and our dedication to product innovation," said VizExplorer CTO & Founder Andrew Cardno. “With unmatched ability to integrate outside data sources and match it to a single player profile, the Golden Record helps operators understand the total value of their customers across gaming, hotel, retail, spa, golf and more and deliver targeted offers that boost incremental visits and ROI across the property." Gaming Analytics received the 2018 Transformation Award. “Big Data is today’s hot topic, but the truth is casino operators have already had mountains of data for years. The problem is what to do with it all. And the solution may be to use artificial intelligence to sort it all out. By using natural language, machine learning and artificial intelligence, our product dramatically transforms the way operators can use their existing data to make the most-profitable decisions,” said Kiran Brahmandam, CEO of Gaming Analytics Inc. “We are thrilled to receive such a prestigious award from the G&L Board. It validates our mission that we are solving the true problem our industry is facing: what to do with the data we have, and how to use it better to gain the highest levels of profitability.” The 2018 Innovation Award was awarded to GLI. “GLI has been developing gaming industry-specific test automation tools over the past four years to provide automated testing solutions as part of our robust testing program,” said James Maida, President and CEO of GLI. “Our automation process improves efficiency and decreases test time duration, leading to a faster time-to-market for suppliers. We have successfully integrated this new automated testing process on many platforms with more being integrated. Test automation is proving to be a valuable tool for testing increasingly complex and sophisticated gaming devices with complicated math models and paytables which are developed for many domestic and international markets with numerous configurations. As the first gaming laboratory to offer test automation, we are honored to be recognized by the G&L Board for this innovative and noteworthy advancement in game-testing technology.” The 2018 Partner Award was presented to Playersoft.  Tony de Leon, CEO, Playersoft stated, “We are truly honored to receive the Partner Award from Gaming & Leisure. This recognition is most valuable because it is judged by industry executives from the G&L Board. It validates Playersoft’s commitment to our customers and understanding of their business and technology needs.” The Annual Phil LaBelle Lifetime Achievement Award is presented in recognition of drive, leadership and accomplishments through a lifetime of dedication in the gaming and hospitality industry. The G&L Board and Roundtable Colleagues selected their colleague, Rod Luck, Sr. VP of IT, Grand Sierra Resort and Casino to receive this 2018 award. Accepting the award, Rod Luck commented, “It is an honor to receive this award as it comes from Gaming & Leisure and my peers.  The gaming & hospitality industry is an exciting industry to be in, and with all the support and encouragement from my colleagues and vendors, this has made my journey an exciting one.  This achievement comes from never giving up and knowing there are solutions to every situation.  It is also very important to remember to have a positive and humorous attitude.” Jeannie Caruso, CEO of Gaming & Leisure and host of the G&L Roundtable and Industry Awards stated, “The significance of these awards have always been the judges comprised in the G&L Board and Roundtable Colleagues who are the top innovation leaders in the industry and represent a majority of gaming technology spend in North America.  These judges defined and created the rigorous review process, as well as select recipients annually.  It is an honor to host the industry awards each year recognizing these well-deserving recipients.” Recipients were honored at the G&L Roundtable on Oct. 8 and will be featured in the winter 2018 edition of Gaming & Leisure written by Bart Lewin, industry renowned technologist and G&L Award’s Facilitator. The G&L Roundtable is an exclusive annual conclave of industry thought leaders united to advance the landscape of the gaming and hospitality industry through the collaboration of these top industry influencers. Seventeen years later, the G&L Roundtable has become a highly coveted private, peer-to-peer forum for gaming and hospitality CXOs. Gaming & Leisure is an organization dedicated to the betterment and unification of the gaming and hospitality industry by providing influential content and offerings to help operators effectively manage their companies and celebrate the leading business partners who serve them. Visit www.mygamingandleisure.com. CONTACT: Contact: Jeannie Caruso, CEO of Gaming & Leisure info@mygamingandleisure.com
Posted on October 16, 2018, 5:45 pm
BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. Announces Date for Third Quarter 2018 Earnings Release and Conference Call
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., Oct. 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BJ's Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ: BJRI) today announced that it will release its third quarter 2018 results after the market closes on Tuesday, October 30, 2018. The Company will host an investor conference call at 2:00 p.m. (Pacific) that same day. The conference call will be broadcast live over the Internet. To listen to the conference call, please visit the “Investors” page of the Company’s website located at http://www.bjsrestaurants.com several minutes prior to the start of the call to register and download any necessary audio software. An archive of the presentation will be available for 30 days following the call. BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. currently owns and operates 201 casual dining restaurants under the BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse®, BJ’s Restaurant & Brewery®, BJ’s Pizza & Grill® and BJ’s Grill® brand names. BJ’s Restaurants offer an innovative and broad menu ranging from award-winning, signature deep-dish pizza to BJ’s EnLIGHTened® menu and slow-roasted entrees like prime rib and double bone-in pork chop. In addition, these offerings are complemented with generously portioned salads, appetizers, sandwiches, soups, pastas, entrees and desserts, including the world-famous Pizookie® dessert. Quality, flavor, value, moderate prices and sincere service remain distinct attributes of the BJ’s experience. All restaurants feature BJ’s critically acclaimed proprietary craft beers, which are produced at several of the Company’s Restaurant & Brewery locations, its two brewpubs in Texas and by independent third party craft brewers. The Company’s restaurants are located in the 27 states of Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Washington. Visit BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. on the web at http://www.bjsrestaurants.com for locations and additional information. For further information, please contact Greg Levin of BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. at (714) 500-2400 or JCIR at (212) 835-8500 or at bjri@jcir.com.
Posted on October 16, 2018, 5:00 pm
Poll: Americans Value Curbside Recycling Programs But Seek Improvements
Data provides keys to how communities can improve quality in wake of China banWashington, DC, Oct. 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Since China banned the import of most recyclable material at the beginning of this year, curbside recycling programs in the United States have been in the spotlight. And municipalities have sought ways to improve collection and sortation. A new study among over 2,000 Americans conducted online by The Harris Poll on behalf of The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) reveals how curbside recycling programs in the U.S. are perceived and provides insights on how they can be strengthened to improve the quality and supply of recyclable material.Nearly 8 in 10 Americans have curbside programs where they live (79%). Of those with programs, almost 9 in 10 find the recycling services to be valuable (88%). It is split nearly in half between those who feel these programs are effective and efficient, compared to those who believe they can be improved (43% to 45%). Only 12% believed it is not a valuable service.“With the actions taken by China prohibiting the importation of recyclable material, there has been a fear that this would negatively impact the public perception of curbside recycling,” said Robin Wiener, president of ISRI. “On the contrary, Americans have a very positive view of recycling programs in their communities. Where they do seek improvements, there is an opportunity to increase recycling rates, increase quality, and create more of a supply of recyclable materials for use in manufacturing products.”Those surveyed who believe curbside recycling could be improved or was not valuable were asked ways such programs could be improved in their community. More than half feel more public education would help (54%). Outside education, the most popular recommendations focus on the pickup process: Have more frequent recycling pickups (36%)Use separate bins for different recyclable materials (35%)Provide larger recycling containers to manage volume (35%) There is also an appetite for more public investment in recycling infrastructure to better sort and process materials (28%).Punitive actions designed to encourage households to better recycle are among the least popular options: Allow collectors to refuse pickup of non-recyclable materials and leave them at the curb (18%)Implementation of fines for residents who improperly recycle (17%) “The public is very much aligned with the recycling industry’s recommendations when it comes to ways to improve the quality of material coming out of the curbside recycling stream,” said Wiener. “Better sorting techniques, both at the household level and at material recovery facilities, alone will go a long way in improving the quality and driving demand for these materials. This is an encouraging sign that local governments need to take note of when it comes to investing in recycling infrastructure.”The survey also looked at the roles brands play in encouraging recycling. Detailed results are available online. Survey Methodology This survey was conducted online within the United States by The Harris Poll on behalf of ISRI from September 17-19, 2018 among 2,003 U.S. adults. This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated. For complete survey methodology, including weighting variables, please contact Mark Carpenter. ### The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI) is the "Voice of the Recycling Industry™." ISRI represents more than 1,300 companies in 21 chapters in the U.S. and more than 40 countries that process, broker, and consume scrap commodities, including metals, paper, plastics, glass, rubber, electronics, and textiles. With headquarters in Washington, DC, the Institute provides education, advocacy, safety and compliance training, and promotes public awareness of the vital role recycling plays in the U.S. economy, global trade, the environment and sustainable development. Generating nearly $117 billion annually in U.S. economic activity, the scrap recycling industry provides nearly half a million Americans with good jobs. CONTACT: Mark Carpenter Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (202) 662-8525 mcarpenter@isri.org
Posted on October 16, 2018, 3:33 pm
Lakeview Golf Resort to Host 2018 Autumn Wedding Show
MORGANTOWN, W.V., Oct. 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Recently engaged couples and guests are invited to experience what makes Lakeview Golf Resort the most unique wedding venue in Morgantown at their 2018 Autumn Wedding Show on Sunday, October 28, 2018, beginning at 11:00 AM. The resort proudly invites attendees to spend the afternoon enjoying its renowned cuisine, stunning decor, magnificent ballrooms and picture-perfect gazebo. Lakeview couples in attendance will be encouraged to plan their entire wedding by selecting a day-of menu, choosing local vendors to enhance their day, learning about current wedding trends, and more! With over fifty years of experience hosting weddings and receptions, Lakeview Golf Resort remains one of the top wedding venues in Morgantown, WV. Conveniently located just off of I-68 in Morgantown and surrounded by the lush fairways of its championship golf course, the venue boasts over 30,000 square-feet of wedding and event space. As a 2018 recipient of the prestigious WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® for Ceremony & Reception Venue in Morgantown, and The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame inductee, Lakeview Golf Resort prides itself on creating the perfect wedding experience. With an inviting and historic atmosphere (the property will celebrate 65 years in business in 2019), elegant accommodations, pre-function space, an outdoor gazebo and ballrooms overlooking stunning Cheat Lake, the hotel offers endless options for receptions, ceremonies, rehearsal dinners, engagement parties, bridal room blocks and more. Couples will marvel at the property’s unsurpassed cuisine, gracious service and attention to detail. During the upcoming wedding show, the hotel’s dedicated Wedding Specialist will be on hand to help couples plan an outstanding affair. The area’s best wedding vendors will also be available to assist with bookings and to answer any questions. A live DJ will be performing throughout the duration, and tastings will take place from a full wedding menu. All Lakeview Couples who attend and select their wedding day menu at the show will receive a complimentary entrée upgrade. As the region's largest wedding showcase, all attendees will have the opportunity to “plan a wedding in a day!” Admission is complimentary to all brides and grooms who attend this exciting show, and all attendees will be eligible to win great gifts and prizes. Whether it's a grand soiree for 400 or an intimate affair, Lakeview Golf Resort is committed to providing couples with an unforgettable wedding experience. To book your wedding with Lakeview Golf Resort, schedule a property tour, or learn more about the 2018 Autumn Wedding Show, please call (304) 594-9551 or visit https://www.lakeviewresort.com/weddings. ABOUT LAKEVIEW GOLF RESORTWith a breathtaking location amongst the rolling hills of West Virginia and over 50 years of experience hosting weddings and receptions, Lakeview Golf Resort is the premier wedding venue in Northern West Virginia. The property offers a wealth of experience to assist in planning a beautiful and memorable wedding. This premier location offers four ballrooms, a gorgeous gazebo located on its golf course’s 10th tee, and an Outdoor Terrace overlooking Cheat Lake. Whether it is a casual celebration or a black-tie affair, Lakeview Golf Resort guarantees an unforgettable wedding event. Contact: Rachel BucklewTel: (304) 594-9551Email: rbucklew@lakeviewresort.com  
Posted on October 16, 2018, 1:42 pm
A Fresh Take on Western Art is the Focus of the New Beginnings Exhibition Debuting at Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West Featuring Artworks from the Celebrated Tia Collection Including Never-Before-Shown Works
Unique Traveling Exhibition Opens Today, Available Through Next Fall;Exhibition to be Featured at Four Additional Institutes Across U.S. Into 2021 SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Oct. 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West announced today the debut opening of New Beginnings: An American Story of Romantics and Modernists in the West. This new exhibition offers a fresh Western art experience through 100 works by 70 well-known artists including those from the Taos Society of Artists and less-recognized artists, who were living and working in the 1920s and 1930s in Santa Fe and Taos, N.M. – important art colonies then and now. The New Beginnings exhibition, which will travel to four additional institutes across the U.S. into 2021, features paintings, works on paper, photographs and sculptures from the celebrated Tia Collection including never-before-shown works. This is the first time three-year-old Scottsdale’s Museum of the West, a Smithsonian Affiliate, is debuting another organization’s traveling exhibition. The exhibition offers a crisp view of artwork covering nearly a century, from 1888 to 1983, showing the evolution of art in New Mexico from 19th century Classicism and Romanticism to early 20th century Modernism with a focus on artworks and artists who operated on the transnational stage. Everyone is shaped by their times and the artworks in this exhibition were created by people who lived through rapid industrialization, two world wars, the 1918 flu epidemic, the global economic reversals of the Great Depression and increasingly sophisticated levels of commercialization. As the U.S. shifted from agrarian ideas to urban manufacturing, artists shifted their focus, too, from perpetuating European traditions to forging an aesthetic rooted in the Americas. Northern New Mexico serves as the backdrop for this transformation and is the focus of this exhibition. “In the 1920s and 30s artists came to Northern New Mexico from all over the nation and globe – from New York City and other East Coast locales, as well as from across Europe. These innovative artists were inspired by the light, landscape, culture, energy and the community,” said Laura Finlay Smith, Tia Collection Curator, Santa Fe, who organized the New Beginnings exhibition. “The idea to feature Santa Fe and Taos artists together in an exhibition is not new. The whole idea behind this Santa Fe and Taos exhibition is to maintain this historic material and make it fresh and relevant to the 21st century, especially appealing to today’s younger audiences. So we took new approaches for the exhibition by mixing things up a bit to showcase a rephrasing of why this work is so very relevant. For example, we are mingling well-known artists beside those less recognized and Hispanic and Native American content side-by-side to bring together a powerful ‘contrast narrative’ to share a broader view and fresh perspective of the artists of this important region and time.” Several years in the making, the New Beginnings exhibition features artists who were originally from outside the American West and also includes a significant number of women artists. The exhibition is organized across three key themes including “Land & Sky” with a seasonal landscape focus; “Cultures” showcasing the enriching exchanges between artists and Native American and Hispano people with content covering ceremony and rituals, a sense of place and everyday life; and “Working from Life” with its compelling still lifes, portraits and Leon Gaspard’s kitchen table with its hand painted surfaces including four side chairs alive with scenes of Russia, China, Mongolia and North Africa. “The community of Scottsdale is tremendously proud to host in its museum the first opening of this unique traveling exhibition and featuring never-before-shown artworks from this renowned collection,” said Mike Fox, Director and CEO for the museum. “We are thrilled that our young institution is seen as worthy to be one of a number of other major institutions throughout the country to be sharing the creative inspiration and energy behind the New Beginnings exhibition and its fresh take on Western art. We know our residents, tourists and members will enjoy the exhibition, and we expect to attract new audiences to take in the captivating regional stories represented in the artwork as well.” The New Beginnings exhibition will be available for viewing today through Sept. 2019. Special women-artist focus programming led by Dr. Tricia Loscher, Assistant Museum Director: Collections, Exhibitions and Research, is scheduled for April. The New Beginnings catalog will be available in the museum store for $45 softcover and $65 hardcover. “We are both honored and excited that the rich cultural narratives of the American West continue to be told with the New Beginnings exhibition,” said Loscher. “The Tia Collection has amassed an outstanding inventory of works that is at once an expression of the New Mexican artists and evidence of its collector’s discerning eye, and the artwork presented gives us the opportunity to rediscover and reflect – specifically upon the often overlooked contributions of the western American artist. This exhibition aligns not only with Western Spirit’s mission to showcase important Western art, but also to reclaim a place for artists who are little-known or under-recognized, including women artists.” Dedicated to telling stories of the Greater Western Region with both permanent and rotating exhibitions, this is the second of eight new exhibitions coming to three-year-old Scottsdale’s Museum of the West, a Smithsonian Affiliate, in the 2018-19 season. New Acquisitions from the Herberger Collection launched in Sept. Six more exhibition openings are forthcoming through Nov. 2019. About Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the WestSince its opening in Jan. 2015, Scottsdale’s Museum of the West has become a Smithsonian Affiliate organization and is one of only eight affiliate partners in Arizona. The museum is also a highly rated Scottsdale attraction on TripAdvisor and was named the “Nation’s Best Western Museum” (2018 Readers’ Choice, True West magazine). Scottsdale's Museum of the West features regularly changing and permanent exhibits of Western and Native American art and artifacts, entertaining events and informative programs that bring the West’s heritage, culture and community to life. Permanent exhibitions continuously on display include Canvas of Clay: Hopi Pottery Masterworks from The Allan and Judith Cooke Collection, which features 65 of the finest examples of Hopi pottery, and The Abe Hays Family Spirit of the West Collection, a showcase of more than 1,400 saddles, spurs, cowboy gear and other Old West artifacts. Featured Collections include: Alper Bronze John Coleman Collection; Cooke Hopi Pottery Collection; Hays Legendary Cowboy Collection; Peterson Early and Contemporary Western Art Collection; and Strickland Golden West Poster Collection. Buildings and CampusOwned by the City of Scottsdale and managed by Scottsdale Museum of the West (a non-profit 501(c)3 organization), Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West features an award-winning 43,000-square-foot, two-story main building designed by Phoenix-based architectural firm Studio Ma. The museum campus was designed by landscape architect Colwell Shelor of Phoenix and features low-water use desert plantings. Both indoor and outdoor spaces are certified as LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold, conserving precious natural resources, while raising public awareness of their vital importance to the Western region. Scottsdale’s Museum of the West also features the beautiful outdoor Christine and Ted Mollring Sculpture Courtyard with a rotating selection of sculptures. The 135-seat Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Theater/Auditorium hosts performances, special programs and events. The Sue and Robert Karatz Museum Store offers a rare and wide selection of Western-themed art and gifts. “Spirit Is” is an exclusive 10-minute must-see film shown on the hour at the museum that captures the spirit of the West. Museum HoursTues., Wed., Fri., Sat.: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.Thursday: 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. (November-April) & 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (May-October)Sunday: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.Closed Monday Admission PricesAdults: $15Seniors (65+) and Active Military: $13Students (Full-time with ID) and Children (6-17 years): $8Members and Children 5 and under: FREE Thursdays, November-April, Scottsdale residents with proof of residence (e.g., driver’s license, utility bill) receive FREE museum admission. Native American guests receive free museum admission through December 30, 2018. Location3830 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 Scottsdale’s Museum of the West is located in Old Town Scottsdale, one block west of Scottsdale Road at First Street. The museum is readily accessible from throughout the metro Phoenix area and is within easy walking distance of numerous art galleries, retail stores and restaurants. The free Downtown Scottsdale trolley stops at the museum campus. General Contact:480-686-9539www.scottsdalemuseumwest.org Media Contact: Mardi Larson, Director of Marketing & CommunicationsWestern Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the WestOffice: 480-686-9539 ext. 219; Cell: 480-677-5005mlarson@scottsdalemuseumwest.org A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/d5d26755-32dd-4651-b2ed-c2756b3f338b
Posted on October 16, 2018, 12:00 pm
Huazhu Group Limited Announces Its Preliminary Results for Hotel Operation in the Third Quarter of 2018
SHANGHAI, China, Oct. 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huazhu Group Limited (NASDAQ: HTHT) (“Huazhu”, or the “Company”), a leading and fast-growing multi-brand hotel group in China, today announced its preliminary results for the hotel operation in the third quarter ended September 30, 2018. 2018 Q3 Revenues expected to exceed the high-end of guidanceDue to the better-than-expected hotel performance, the unaudited revenue for 2018 Q3 exceeded the high end of our previous revenue guidance (10.5%-12.5%) by a few percentage points, subject to the review by our auditors. Operating Metrics  For the quarter ended  September 30,June 30,September 30,yoy 2017 2018 2018 changeOccupancy rate (as a percentage)     Leased and owned hotels92.8%91.4%92.0%-0.8%  Manachised hotels94.1%89.8%91.1%-3.1%  Franchised hotels78.9%78.7%80.7%1.8%  Blended93.1%89.6%90.7%-2.3%Average daily room rate  (in RMB)     Leased and owned hotels257 270 279 8.8%  Manachised hotels204 212 226 10.7%  Franchised hotels236 248 264 11.7%  Blended218 226 239 9.8%RevPAR  (in RMB)      Leased and owned hotels238 246 257 7.8%  Manachised hotels192 190 205 7.1%  Franchised hotels186 195 213 14.3%  Blended203 203 217 7.1%       Like-for-like performance for hotels opened for at least 18 months during the current quarter     As of and for the quarter ended  September 30,yoy 2017 2018 changeTotal  2,908   2,908    Leased and owned hotels  551   551    Manachised and franchised hotels  2,357   2,357  Occupancy rate (as a percentage)95.5%93.2%-2.3%Average daily room rate (in RMB)208 222 6.7%RevPAR (in RMB)199 207 4.2%     Hotel Development  Number of hotels in operation Number of rooms in operation Opened  Closed (1)Net added As of   Net added As of   in Q3 2018in Q3 2018in Q3 2018September 30, 2018 in Q3 2018September 30, 2018Leased and owned hotels  30  (5)  25  698   594  86,825Manachised and franchised hotels  205  (78)  127  3,357   15,505  322,691Total  235   (83)  152   4,055    16,099   409,516  (1) Reasons for closures include property-related issues, operating loss and non-comliance issues. As of September 30, 2018, 14 manachised and franchised hotels were temporarily closed for brand upgrade.    Number of hotels in pipeline as of September 30, 2018Leased hotels  42Manachised and franchised hotels  882Total(2)  924 (2) Including 150 hotels under brands of ibis, ibis Styles, Mercure, Grand Mercure and Novotel; 137 hotels under brands of Orange Select and Crystal Orange,13 hotels under brand of Blossom Hill. Business Update by Segment Hotel breakdown by segment     Number of hotels in operation Net added  As of   in Q3 2018September 30, 2018Economy hotels1  2,858   HanTing Hotel19 2,255  Leased hotels(2)426  Manachised hotels21 1,825  Franchised hotels0 4  Hi Inn(3)392  Leased hotels(1)28  Manachised hotels(2)315  Franchised hotels0 49  Elan Hotel(14)204  Manachised hotels(16)172  Franchised hotels2 32  Orange Hotel(1)7  Leased hotels(1)5  Manachised hotels0 1  Franchised hotels0 1Midscale and upscale hotels151  1,197   JI Hotel49 501  Leased hotels0 91  Manachised hotels48 407  Franchised hotels1 3  Starway Hotel16 193  Leased hotels0 2  Manachised hotels16 161  Franchised hotels0 30  Joya Hotel(1)6  Leased hotels0 4  Manachised hotels(1)1  Franchised hotels0 1  Manxin Hotels & Resorts4 21  Leased hotels1 4 
Posted on October 16, 2018, 8:50 am
The Habit Restaurants, Inc. to Announce Third Quarter 2018 Financial Results on October 30, 2018
IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (Nasdaq:HABT) (“The Habit”), today announced that it plans to release its third quarter 2018 financial results for the period ended September 25, 2018 on October 30, 2018 shortly after the market closes. In connection with the earnings release, The Habit will host a conference call to discuss its third quarter 2018 financial results on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 4:30 PM Eastern Time. Hosting the call will be Russ Bendel, chief executive officer and president, and Ira Fils, chief financial officer. All interested parties are welcome to participate on the live call. The conference call can be accessed live over the phone by dialing (855) 327-6837 or for international callers by dialing (631) 891-4304. A replay will be available after the call and can be accessed by dialing (844) 512-2921 or for international callers by dialing (412) 317-6671; the passcode is 10005663. The replay will be available until Tuesday, November 6, 2018. The conference call will also be webcast live from the Company's Investor Relations website at ir.habitburger.com under the “Events” section. An archive of the webcast will be available at the same location on the website shortly after the call has concluded. About The Habit Restaurants, Inc.The Habit Burger Grill is a burger-centric, fast casual restaurant concept that specializes in preparing fresh, made-to-order chargrilled burgers and sandwiches featuring USDA choice tri-tip steak, grilled chicken and sushi-grade tuna cooked over an open flame. In addition, it features fresh made-to-order salads and an appealing selection of sides, shakes and malts. The Habit was named the “best tasting burger in America” in July 2014 in a comprehensive survey conducted by one of America’s leading consumer magazines. The first Habit opened in Santa Barbara, California in 1969. The Habit has since grown to over 240 restaurants in 11 states throughout California, Arizona, Utah, New Jersey, Florida, Idaho, Virginia, Nevada, Washington, Maryland and Pennsylvania, as well as six international locations. ContactsInvestors:(949) 943-8692HabitIR@habitburger.com Media:(949) 943-8691Media@habitburger.com  
Posted on October 15, 2018, 8:05 pm
El Pollo Loco Announces the Grand Opening of New Restaurant in Rialto, CA
COSTA MESA, Calif., Oct. 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- El Pollo Loco, Inc. (“El Pollo Loco” or “Company”) (Nasdaq:LOCO) is the nation's leading fire-grilled chicken restaurant chain renowned for its masterfully citrus-marinated, fire-grilled chicken and handcrafted entrees using fresh ingredients inspired by Mexican recipes. With more than 480 company-owned and franchised restaurants in Arizona, California, Nevada, Texas, Utah, and Louisiana, El Pollo Loco is expanding its presence in key markets through a combination of company and existing and new franchisee development. Visit us on our website at www.elpolloloco.com. Like: www.facebook.com/ElPolloLoco Follow on Twitter: @ElPolloLoco Follow on Instagram: @ElPolloLoco Subscribe: www.youtube.com/OfficialElPolloLocoJoin Loco Rewards: www.elpolloloco.com/rewards Join our team: www.elpolloloco.com/careers MEDIA CONTACT:  Mitch Polikoff/Quinn KelseyICR646-677-1805LOCO@icrinc.com
Posted on October 15, 2018, 5:05 pm
El Pollo Loco Celebrates 20 Years of Tostada Salads with Bold New Flavors
Company Unveils Three New Tostada Salad Offerings Available for a Limited Time Only COSTA MESA, Calif., Oct. 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- El Pollo Loco (Nasdaq:LOCO), the nation's leading fire-grilled chicken chain, today launched a new line of Tostada Salads to commemorate the brand’s 20th “Tostada-versary,” available for a limited time only. The new Tostada Salads feature red chile and green jalapeño flavored shells filled with layers of fresh ingredients and fire-grilled chicken topped with bold new sauces. “We are excited to celebrate 20 years of El Pollo Loco’s delicious signature Tostada Salads. One of our most popular offerings, we’re thrilled to offer our best lineup yet,” said Heather Gardea, Vice President of Research and Development and Executive Chef at El Pollo Loco. “With the many layers of savory and bold ingredients complementing our citrus-marinated, fire-grilled chicken all filling our original or new red chile and green jalapeño shells, our new Tostada Salads are just as flavorful on the outside as they are on the inside.” The new line of Tostada Salad offerings includes the following: Chile Lime AvocadoFire-grilled chicken, avocado, chile lime sauce, rice, beans, cheese, lettuce, cilantro, pico de gallo, red chile tostada shell BBQ Bacon AvocadoFire-grilled chicken, avocado, bacon, sour cream, chipotle BBQ sauce, cheese, rice, beans, lettuce, original tostada shell Mango HabaneroFire-grilled chicken, mango salsa, tropical habanero sauce, cheese, rice, beans, lettuce, green jalapeño tostada shell El Pollo Loco is passionate about creating entrees that are made with fresh ingredients and provide a healthier alternative to typical fast food. The brand's new Tostada Salads are the latest menu items to be inspired by the culinary and cultural traditions of Mexico and the Company’s hometown of Los Angeles.  About El Pollo Loco El Pollo Loco (Nasdaq:LOCO) is the nation's leading fire-grilled chicken restaurant chain renowned for its masterfully citrus-marinated, fire-grilled chicken and handcrafted entrees using fresh ingredients inspired by Mexican recipes. With more than 480 company-owned and franchised restaurants in Arizona, California, Nevada, Texas, Utah, and Louisiana, El Pollo Loco is expanding its presence in key markets through a combination of company and existing and new franchisee development. Visit us on our website at www.elpolloloco.com. Like: www.facebook.com/ElPolloLoco Follow on Twitter: @ElPolloLoco Follow on Instagram: @ElPolloLoco Subscribe: www.youtube.com/OfficialElPolloLocoJoin Loco Rewards: www.elpolloloco.com/rewards Join our team: www.elpolloloco.com/careers MEDIA CONTACT:Mitch Polikoff/Quinn KelseyICR646-677-1805LOCO@icrinc.com A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/2cb5e38e-1bec-48fb-b951-f26c4b010b76
Posted on October 15, 2018, 1:05 pm
Sodexo Unveils Top Trends Poised to Disrupt the Education Space
Issy-les-Moulineaux, October 15, 2018 - Sodexo, world leader of quality of life services, today released its 2018 Sodexo University Trends Report: Five Trends Set to Impact the Student Journey and Campus. Drawing on insight from a panel of leading higher education experts as well as Sodexo's experience providing services to 700 universities globally, it delivers key trends shaping the student journey and the campus experience, and how universities can and should be responding. The trends identified draw a roadmap for the ongoing and future development of universities as places of both learning and personal development, by identifying the fundamental drivers of students' quality of life behind the rapidly changing demographics, expectations and behaviours of university students. "More than ever the headwinds of technological, economic and cultural change are impacting the way students learn and develop. With this rapid change upon us, it is incumbent on all university stakeholders - not only institutions themselves, but also public authorities, parents, partners and suppliers - to work together to support students and contribute to a successful on-campus experience." said Satya-Christophe Menard, CEO, Sodexo Schools & Universities Worldwide. "By drawing on experience and a range of research, Sodexo can guide our clients to effective solution-based action." This year's report focuses on five interrelated topics, with a core focus on the changing role of universities, and what they must do to engage with a new generation of students. The featured 2018 Sodexo University Trends are: Beyond academics: Changing economic, political, social, digital, cultural and environmental forces are evolving the work landscape. "Preparing students" takes on an expanded mandate beyond academic education, to include personal development and extracurricular offerings.Engaging first-generation students: A new generation of students is emerging from the growing middle class, and universities are working to recognise and support them - with clear benefits beyond the individual experience.Enhancing student experiences with technology: Today's college students are digital natives: they expect technological touchpoints through recruitment, studying and post-graduation. Evolving brick-and-mortar universities: Global growth in student population, access to technology and student mobility is changing the way they experience physical campuses. Universities are increasingly offering blended and customised models.Lifelong learning: As technology changes the workplace, education is moving from the traditional 'one-and-done' model to a broader audience including adults and senior residents looking to keep up. Universities are exploring how to connect, provide for and inspire remote learners, working adults and returning students.   To discover the trends report in detail, please click here or send an email to the press contacts to receive the report. About Sodexo Founded in Marseille in 1966 by Pierre Bellon, Sodexo is the global leader in services that improve Quality of Life, an essential factor in individual and organizational performance. Operating in 72 countries, Sodexo serves 100 million consumers each day through its unique combination of On-site Services, Benefits and Rewards Services and Personal and Home Services. Through its more than 100 services, Sodexo provides clients an integrated offering developed over 50 years of experience: from food services, reception, maintenance and cleaning, to facilities and equipment management; from services and programs fostering employees' engagement to solutions that simplify and optimize their mobility and expenses management, to in-home assistance, child care centers and concierge services. Sodexo's success and performance are founded on its independence, its sustainable business model and its ability to continuously develop and engage its 460,000 employees throughout the world. Sodexo is included in the CAC 40 and DJSI indices. Key figures 20.7 billion euro in consolidated revenues (as of August 31, 2017) 460,000 employees 19th largest employer worldwide 72 countries 100 million consumers served daily 13.5 billion euro in market capitalization (as of September 5, 2018) Media      Laurence ChiapponiTel: +33 (1) 57 75 81 80laurence.chiapponi@sodexo.com  Dasha Ross SmithTel+ 1 (301) 987-4893dasha.ross@sodexo.com     Attachment Sodexo Unveils Top Trends Poised to Disrupt the Education Space.pdf
Posted on October 15, 2018, 1:00 pm
WPFH Announces Partnership Deal and Reports $2,448,925 Net Income for Q3
Los Angeles CA, Oct. 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NEWMEDIAWIRE -- World Poker Fund Holdings, Inc. (OTC PINK: WPFH), a leading developer and operator of on-line technology, gaming platforms and brands, announces a strategic partnership with World Kungfu Association Asia Pacific (WKA AP) and Studio Tones, Inc. to co-promote and market its mixed martial arts tournaments as well as its online and mobile platforms.  WKA is a leading martial arts organization in Asia in which prominent sport figures such as Manny Pacquiao serves as a board member. WKA along with many major Chinese MMA organizations will be providing its tournament contents on Jukebucks, an online and mobile platform exclusively developed and managed by Studio Tones, Inc. in Korea.   WPFH will tap into its extensive partnership and celebrity network as well as its subsidiary companies to help the new platform. Picking Duck, a premier online and mobile sports platform, will work closely with Jukebucks to share, co-develop and promote and WPFH will utilize its customer database to introduce the new platform to users in the US and Europe especially. All parties involved have high expectations for what this strategic partnership will bring. Travis Kasper, Chairman and CEO of WPFH, says, "The demand for professional MMA fights in Asia is really high. It's growing at a faster rate than any other markets but a lot of MMA organizations like UFC are not able to successfully tap into this vast and fast-growing markets due to their lack of understanding of local markets and the closed and isolated culture against other organizations. Jukebucks will facilitate cross organizational fights to make it more attractive for viewers and use some of the most advanced interactive technologies on their platform to make it much more exciting. For example, fighters will use gloves with embedded sensors, so viewers can see the strength and power level of each punch and if a fighter is faking a hit or not.  We're glad to be part of this great venture and hope to develop a strong presence in the market." WPFH has also recently filed its Q3 filings, and the financial highlights are as follows:  For the nine-months ended September 31, 2018, our total revenues were $2,500,000 with our net income reported as $2,448,925.  Total stockholder’s equity was reported to be $13,994,119 with short-term liability being $976,135 and long-term liability being $579,666. About World Poker Fund Holdings, Inc. World Poker Fund Holdings, Inc. is a leading developer and operator of on-line technology, gaming platforms and brands. The company does not offer any games or gaming opportunities for cash in the United States and is not licensed as a gaming operator in the United States or any other jurisdiction. To learn more about World Poker Fund Holdings (WPFH) and its upcoming events, please visit www.worldpokerfund.com.  Safe Harbor Statement
 This news release contains forward-looking statements as defined by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include statements concerning plans, objectives, goals, strategies, future events or performance, and underlying assumptions and other statements that are other than statements of historical facts. These statements are subject to uncertainties and risks including, but not limited to, product and service demand and acceptance, changes in technology, economic conditions, the impact of competition pricing, government regulation, and other risks described in statements filed from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All such forward-looking statements whether written or oral, and whether made by or on behalf of the Company, are expressly qualified by the cautionary statements that may accompany the forward-looking statements. In addition, the Company disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof. CONTACT: Eddie Kwong 626-466-9734 investors@worldpokerfund.com
Posted on October 15, 2018, 1:00 pm
Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. Announces Completion of Acquisitions and Lease Modifications to Accommodate the Acquisition of Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. by Penn National Gaming, Inc.
Pinnacle Master Lease amended to allow for the sale of the operating assets of three propertiesGLPI entered into a new Master Lease with Boyd Gaming to include three propertiesGLPI acquired the real property assets of Plainridge Park Casino and issued a mortgage on Belterra Park Gaming & EntertainmentDeclares 2018 Fourth Quarter dividend of $0.68 per Common Share and establishes 2019 dividend guidance WYOMISSING, Pa., Oct. 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. (NASDAQ: GLPI) today announced that the Company completed the previously announced property acquisitions and lease modifications with Penn National Gaming, Inc. (NASDAQ:PENN) ("Penn"), Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ:PNK) ("Pinnacle") and Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE:BYD) ("Boyd") in order to accommodate the acquisition of Pinnacle by Penn, which was completed and separately announced by Penn. The Company has amended the Master Lease with Pinnacle to allow for the sale of the operating assets of Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City, Ameristar Casino Resort Spa St. Charles and Belterra Casino Resort.  Boyd has acquired these operating assets and has entered into a new Master Lease with the Company.  Terms of the new Boyd Master Lease are similar to the Company’s existing leases with rent initially set at approximately $97.2 million annually.  Rent at the remaining properties in the Pinnacle Master Lease has initially been set at approximately $290.3 million annually. The Company has acquired the real property assets at Plainridge Park Casino for $250 million from Penn.  Plainridge Park has been added to the Pinnacle Master Lease with annual rent of $25.0 million, which will not be subject to any escalators or revenue reset adjustments.  Additionally, Boyd has acquired Belterra Park in Cincinnati, Ohio from Pinnacle.  The Company provided a $57.7 million mortgage loan to Boyd to finance its acquisition of the real estate assets of Belterra Park, with initial annual interest payments of $6.4 million.  The Master Lease with Pinnacle has been amended to include an additional $13.9 million of annual fixed rent.  This rent will not be subject to adjustment and will be excluded from the calculation of the escalator in the existing master lease.  Penn in now the tenant under the amended Pinnacle Master Lease and also under the existing Meadows Casino lease. The transaction was funded with borrowing under the Company’s existing revolving credit facility.  Pro Forma for the transaction and the previously announced acquisition of the assets of Tropicana Entertainment, the Company’s ratio of Total Net Debt to Adjusted EBITDA is approximately 5.7.  The company intends to reduce leverage below its stated target of 5.5 within one year. Additionally, On October 12, 2018, the Company declared its fourth quarter 2018 dividend of $0.68 per common share, payable on December 28, 2018 to shareholders of record on December 14, 2018.  The company anticipates 2019 annual dividends of approximately $2.72 to $2.76 per share. Chief Executive Officer, Peter M. Carlino, commented “The successful completion of this transaction demonstrates our ability to create value for our shareholders through complex and unique structures.  Additionally, it shows our readiness to partner with our tenants to help them grow and achieve their own strategic goals.  Through this transaction, we have added an economic interest in two additional high quality regional gaming facilities, increasing our annual real estate income by $45.3 million.  In Boyd, we have added a new tenant that is highly regarded in the gaming space and is an active consolidator of casino assets and operations.  Further, in announcing our 2019 dividend guidance, we are pleased to demonstrate our commitment to accretive growth and increasing returns to shareholders.” About Gaming and Leisure Properties GLPI is engaged in the business of acquiring, financing, and owning real estate property to be leased to gaming operators in triple-net lease arrangements, pursuant to which the tenant is responsible for all facility maintenance, insurance required in connection with the leased properties and the business conducted on the leased properties, taxes levied on or with respect to the leased properties and all utilities and other services necessary or appropriate for the leased properties and the business conducted on the leased properties. GLPI elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust (“REIT”) for United States federal income tax purposes commencing with the 2014 taxable year and is the first gaming-focused REIT. Forward-Looking Statements This press release includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, including our relationship with Penn and Boyd, the expected benefits of the transactions with Penn and Boyd, the expected benefits of our recently closed transaction with Tropicana Entertainment, Inc. and Eldorado Resorts, Inc. and our expectations of future growth and dividend payments. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “expects,” “believes,” “estimates,” “intends,” “may,” “will,” “should” or “anticipates” or the negative or other variation of these or similar words, or by discussions of future events, strategies or risks and uncertainties. Such forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions about GLPI and its subsidiaries, including risks related to the following: GLPI’s ability to realize the expected benefits of the transactions; adverse changes in general economic conditions in the regions or the industries in which GLPI, Penn and Boyd operate, or general disruptions in the financial, debt, capital, credit or securities markets; GLPI’s ability to maintain its status as a REIT; the availability of and the ability to identify suitable and attractive acquisition and development opportunities and the ability to acquire and lease those properties on favorable terms; GLPI’s ability to access capital through debt and equity markets in amounts and at rates and costs acceptable to GLPI; changes in the U.S. tax law and other state, federal or local laws, whether or not specific to REITs or to the gaming or lodging industries; and other factors described in GLPI’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K, each as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  All subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements attributable to GLPI or persons acting on GLPI's behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements included in this press release. GLPI undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements contained or incorporated by reference herein, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law. In light of these risks, uncertainties and assumptions, the forward-looking events discussed in this press release may not occur. Contact – Investor Relations Hayes CroushoreT: 610-378-8396Email: Hcroushore@glpropinc.com
Posted on October 15, 2018, 12:36 pm
Wingstop Inc. to Announce Third Quarter 2018 Financial Results on October 29, 2018
DALLAS, Oct. 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wingstop Inc. (NASDAQ: WING) (the “Company” or “Wingstop”) today announced that it will host a conference call and webcast to discuss its third quarter 2018 financial results on Monday, October 29, 2018 at 4:30 PM Eastern Time. Hosting the conference call will be Charlie Morrison, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and Michael Skipworth, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. A press release with third quarter 2018 financial results will be issued that same day, shortly after the market closes. The conference call can be accessed live by dialing 201-689-8562. A replay will be available two hours after the call and can be accessed by dialing 412-317-6671; the passcode is 13683166. The replay will be available through Monday, November 5, 2018. The conference call will also be webcast live and later archived on the investor relations section of Wingstop’s corporate website at ir.wingstop.com under the ‘News & Events’ section. About Wingstop Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Wingstop Inc. (NASDAQ:WING) operates and franchises more than 1,100 locations across the United States, Mexico, Singapore, the Philippines, Indonesia, the United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Colombia and Panama. The Wing Experts’ menu features classic and boneless wings with 11 bold, distinctive flavors including Original Hot, Cajun, Atomic, Mild,  Lemon Pepper, Hawaiian, Garlic Parmesan, Hickory Smoked BBQ, Louisiana Rub, Spicy Korean Q, and Mango Habanero. Wingstop’s wings are always cooked to order, hand-sauced and tossed and served with a variety of house-made sides including fresh-cut, seasoned fries. Having grown its domestic same store sales for 14 consecutive years, the Company has been ranked #3 on the “Top 100 Fastest Growing Restaurant Chains” by Nation’s Restaurant News (2016), #7 on the “Top 40 Fast Casual Chains” by Restaurant Business (2016), and was named “Best Franchise Deal in North America” by QSR magazine (2014).  Wingstop was ranked #88 on Fortune’s 100 Best Medium Workplaces list in October 2016. Follow us on facebook.com/Wingstop and Twitter @Wingstop. Media ContactBrian Bell972-707-3956bbell@wingstop.com Investor ContactRaphael Gross203-682-8253raphael.gross@icrinc.com
Posted on October 15, 2018, 12:00 pm
AB Novaturas turnover in September
In September 2018 “Novaturas” turnover was EUR 21.6 million and was 8% higher compared to September 2017. 2018 cumulative “Novaturas” turnover (for January-September period) was EUR 140.2 million and was 30% higher compared to the same period in 2017. In September 2018, “Novaturas” served 35.8 thousand clients and it was 10% more compared to September 2017. From the beginning of 2018 “Novaturas” has already served 243.6 thousand clients and it was 32% more than in the same period of 2017. Finance director,Tomas Staškūnastomas.staskunas@novaturas.lt, +370 687 10426
Posted on October 15, 2018, 6:30 am
US Lottery Jackpot Approaching $1 Billion
theLotter.com: “Sales going through the roof for $654M Mega Millions draw”LONDON, Oct. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Next week’s $654 million USD jackpot in the American Mega Millions lottery is attracting tens of thousands of players from outside the US who are flocking to theLotter.com to get their official tickets online. The already large jackpot is bound to rise before the draw due to the interest and is widely expected by industry insiders to reach the $1 Billion US mark. TheLotter’s spokesman Austin Weaver: “After multi-million-dollar jackpot wins by theLotter players from Europe, Canada, Australia and Latin America, the current Mega Millions is again drawing in countless visitors from across Europe. Tuesday’s jackpot is one of the largest in lottery history and our US couriers are working around the clock to get tickets to customers overseas.” Weaver continues: “We have seen rapid growth in recent years. In large part this is due to the media exposure our winners generated. Once people have found their way to theLotter.com, they tend to be loyal, too. Europeans especially trust theLotter, as theLotter is quite an exception when it comes to online lotteries: we are one of the few operators to physically purchase official paper lottery tickets on behalf of players around the world. Many online competitors look to be doing the same as us, but read their fine print and you’ll discover they actually only offer betting options. In other words, they are just betting shops, with no relation to the actual lottery. We work completely differently. Our couriers in the United States go out every day and physically buy and scan tickets for customers. When someone wins they are flown out to the US to personally claim their prize! It’s legal, we’ve done it for more than a decade and it’s secure. The paper tickets are kept inside a safe.” “US jackpot levels are now again climbing to the huge heights we saw two years ago - the current $654 million jackpot in Tuesday's Mega Millions is definitely the stuff dreams are made of, but it’s set to rise rapidly towards $1 billion. Now it is just a matter of time before we celebrate with another multimillionaire in Europe!” Contact: theLotter MediaTel: +44 20 3150 0476Email: media@thelotter.com
Posted on October 13, 2018, 9:58 am
Going Out is Out: Wingstop Launches Bundle Deal for Big Nights In
Limited time promotion available now; College tailgate tour travels the country  DALLAS, Oct. 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hot, sweet, fiery: not just words used to describe your best friends. When hosting a night in to binge that show or cheer your team, it’s hard to pick something that satisfies everyone. But why settle for a slice of one-size-fits-all when you can get hot, sweet, fiery flavor for all? For a limited time only, Wingstop (NASDAQ: WING) is offering the Big Night In Bundle deal at participating locations and hitting the road with the Wingstop Food Truck, touring cities across the country to add flavor to college football gatherings. Wingstop, the award-winning wing concept with over 1,100 locations, features the Big Night In Bundle – available now, for a limited time. Fans can score 25 boneless wings in three flavors with three dips for $15.99 at participating Wingstop locations. Pick any three flavors you love, like Lemon Pepper, Mango Habanero, Spicy Korean Q or Atomic. And don’t forget the three dips, including Homemade Ranch, Bleu Cheese or Honey Mustard. Fans are already raving about the deal on social media and sales are on fire because of the great price. The Wingstop Food Truck is also touring the country, visiting top college football matchups with its first ever tailgate tour. More than 10,000 free wings have already been devoured by SMU and University of Miami fans, and upcoming stops include: Manhattan, KS (Sat., Oct. 13): Kansas State University (homecoming)Atlanta, GA (Sat., Oct. 27): Morehouse College (homecoming)Lubbock, TX (Sat. Nov. 3): Texas Tech Each tailgate tour is open to the public and features free wings, tailgate games like Wing Pong, prizes and the best flavor you’ll find.  For more information or to find your nearest Wingstop, visit Wingstop.com or follow Wingstop on social @Wingstop. About WingstopFounded in 1994 and headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Wingstop Inc. (NASDAQ:WING) operates and franchises more than 1,100 restaurants across the United States, Mexico, Singapore, the Philippines, Indonesia, the United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Colombia and Panama. The Wing Experts’ menu features classic and boneless wings with 11 bold, distinctive flavors including Original Hot, Cajun, Atomic, Mild, Lemon Pepper, Hawaiian, Garlic Parmesan, Hickory Smoked BBQ, Spicy Korean Q, Louisiana Rub and Mango Habanero. Wingstop’s wings are always cooked to order, hand-sauced and tossed and served with a variety of house-made sides including fresh-cut, seasoned fries. Having grown its domestic same store sales for 14 consecutive years, the Company has been ranked #3 on the “Top 100 Fastest Growing Restaurant Chains” by Nation’s Restaurant News (2016), #7 on the “Top 40 Fast Casual Chains” by Restaurant Business (2016), and was named “Best Franchise Deal in North America” by QSR magazine (2014). Wingstop was ranked #88 on Fortune’s 100 Best Medium Workplaces list in October 2016. For more information visit www.wingstop.com or www.wingstopfranchise.com. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. CONTACT: Media Contact: Brian Bell 972-707-3956 bbell@wingstop.com Dave Brigandi (212) 704-8177 David.Brigandi@edible-inc.com
Posted on October 12, 2018, 10:07 pm
Caribbean Launches "The Rhythm Never Stops" Marketing Campaign
Caribbean Tourism Organization and Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association partner on regional marketing MIAMI, Oct. 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Inspired by the Caribbean's sounds and sights, the region's leading tourism entities have joined forces to launch "The Rhythm Never Stops" - a vibrant marketing campaign enticing travelers to revel in the Caribbean's incredible natural beauty, diverse cultures and hidden treasures. The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) and the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) unveiled the fruit of months of collaborative efforts to showcase the Caribbean in a new, dynamic digital campaign, which started on Wednesday, October 10. Supported by a select group of destinations and private sector partners, the video presentation targets social media, including Facebook, Instagram and Google Display. It features the electronic dance music of  "Lean On" by Major Lazer x DJ Snake (feat. MØ), one of the most-streamed songs of all time on Spotify. Hugh Riley, Secretary General of the Caribbean Tourism Organization, said the Caribbean aims to be the world's most desirable tourism destination. "With the resilience of our people and the year-round nature of our product, we are determined to ensure that in the Caribbean 'The Rhythm Never Stops'." "In undertaking this collaborative marketing thrust, we hope to reinforce the power of 'Brand Caribbean', definitively showcasing and celebrating our diverse cultural appeal through a campaign that will encourage visitors to find their own rhythm in the Caribbean," he said. Frank Comito, Director General and CEO of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association, pointed out that, from Bermuda in the north to Barbados in the south, the region comprises more than 30 countries, territories and overseas departments, offering constantly evolving rhythmic segues for travelers. "Visitors, past and present, have not been introduced to the offerings of our vast and diverse region. We will change that by highlighting the charms contained in the million square miles of Caribbean Sea, home to French, English, Spanish, Dutch, Creole, African, Asian, American and many other cultures," he said, encouraging residents and visitors to experience more of the region's rhythms. The initial phase of the online campaign runs for 12 weeks. It highlights destinations such as The Bahamas in the north; Cayman Islands and Jamaica in the western Caribbean; the French department of Martinique and its eastern Caribbean neighbor St. Lucia, as well as Grenada and Trinidad & Tobago in the south. Both CHTA and CTO will track results of the digital advertising and social media-sharing campaign and continue to encourage other tourism-related entities to get on board with their longer-term collaborations. Phase two of the campaign will be announced soon. For further information, visit www.caribbeantravel.com. About The Rhythm Never StopsThe Rhythm Never Stops is a unique partnership between the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association and the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The campaign will operate in phases, with phase one made possible by Mastercard, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Marriott International, the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority and Saint Lucia Tourism Enhancement Fund, Grenada Tourism Authority; Jamaica Tourist Board, Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Martinique Tourism Authority, Cayman Islands Department of Tourism, and the Trinidad and Tobago Ministry of Tourism. The multifaceted awareness campaign calls attention to the rich diversity of the Caribbean - including its cultures, experiences and tourism products - and showcases that the entire region is thriving and open for business. For more information, visit www.caribbeantravel.com. About the Caribbean Tourism OrganizationThe Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), with headquarters in Barbados, offices in New York and London and representation in Canada, is the Caribbean's tourism development agency comprising membership of the region's finest countries and territories including Dutch, English, French and Spanish speaking, as well as a myriad of private sector allied members. The CTO's vision is to position the Caribbean as the most desirable, year-round, warm weather destination, and its purpose is Leading Sustainable Tourism - One Sea, One Voice, One Caribbean. Among the benefits to its members, the organization provides specialized support and technical assistance in sustainable tourism development, marketing, communications, advocacy, human resource development, event planning & execution and research & information technology. The CTO's Headquarters is located at Baobab Tower, Warrens, St. Michael, Barbados BB 22026; Tel: (246) 427-5242; Fax: (246) 429-3065; E-mail: CTObarbados@caribtourism.com; The CTO's New York office is located at 80 Broad St., Suite 3302, New York, NY 10004, USA: Tel: (212) 635-9530; Fax: (212) 635-9511; E-mail: CTOny@caribtourism.com; The CTO's London office is located at Suites 52A & 53, 5th Floor AMP House, Dingwall Road Croydon CR0 2LX, England. Tel: 011 44 208 948 0057; Fax: 011 44 208 948 0067; E-mail:CTOlondon@caribtourism.com. CTO has representation in Canada; Tel: (905) 857-1986; Email: droletn@caribtourism.com. For more information on the CTO, visit www.OneCaribbean.org. About the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA)The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) is the Caribbean's leading association representing the interests of national hotel and tourism associations. For more than 50 years, CHTA has been the backbone of the Caribbean hospitality industry. Working with some 1,000 hotel and allied members, and 32 National Hotel Associations, CHTA is shaping the Caribbean's future and helping members to grow their businesses. Whether navigating new worlds like social media, sustainability, legislative issues, emerging technologies, climate change, data and intelligence or, looking for avenues and ideas to better market and manage businesses, CHTA is helping members on issues which matter most. For further information, visit  www.caribbeanhotelandtourism.com. Contact: Bevan Springer, Marketplace Excellence +1 201 861-2056  bevan@marketplaceexcellence.com      Johnson JohnRose, Caribbean Tourism Organization + 1 246 427-5242 ext. 2229   jjohnrose@caribtourism.com A video accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/7b1cfd2e-5148-4668-acaa-6318e96cb468
Posted on October 12, 2018, 7:23 pm
Sales and Distribution Team at American Named Airline Representatives of the Year by Airlines Reporting Corporation
FORT WORTH, Texas, Oct. 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Sales and Distribution team at American Airlines was selected as the 2018 Airline Representatives of the Year by Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC), an industry leader in air travel distribution and intelligence. The annual award was presented at ARC’s TravelConnect customer conference in recognition of the team’s efforts and approach to New Distribution Capability (NDC). “We are so honored to receive this recognition, as it is a direct reflection of the hard work of our Sales and Distribution team,” said Alison Taylor, senior vice president of Global Sales and Distribution for American. “We’re committed to leading in this area as we look for ways to deliver enhanced value for our travelers and become the easiest airline to do business with.” For more than a year, American has partnered with travel agencies to create a mutually beneficial NDC incentive program. To encourage NDC adoption, American took a fresh approach that compensates travel agencies for each flight segment booked using an approved NDC connection. Travel agents have access to the best published fares, schedules and seat availability for American marketed flights. Travel agents can enjoy end-to-end shopping, including several ancillary products and services and corporate and sub-corporate bundling. “American Airlines has taken an innovative approach to the way it does business with the travel agency community through its NDC incentive program,” said Chuck Fischer, ARC’s managing director of Payment Strategy and Industry Relations. “In an air travel distribution environment teeming with change, American Airlines has created a true win-win solution to move the industry forward, together.” Last month, American was named 2018 Best North American Airline by Business Traveller Asia-Pacific.  About American Airlines Group American Airlines and American Eagle offer an average of nearly 6,700 flights per day to nearly 350 destinations in more than 50 countries. American has hubs in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Washington, D.C. American is a founding member of the oneworld® alliance, whose members serve more than 1,000 destinations with about 14,250 daily flights to over 150 countries. Shares of American Airlines Group Inc. trade on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol AAL. In 2015, its stock joined the S&P 500 index. Connect with American on Twitter @AmericanAir and at Facebook.com/AmericanAirlines. Corporate Communications817-967-1577mediarelations@aa.com 
Posted on October 12, 2018, 4:20 pm
Enthusiast Gaming Partners with Toronto’s Overwatch Esports Team at EGLX
TORONTO, Oct. 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Enthusiast Gaming Holdings Inc. (TSXV: EGLX), a digital media company building the largest community of authentic video gamers and proud owners of Canada’s Largest Gaming Expo, EGLX (Enthusiast Gaming Live Expo) is pleased to announce that it will be hosting one of its strategic investors and partners, OverActive Media Group’s Toronto Overwatch League team, at EGLX. OverActive Media’s newly appointed management team will be centre stage at EGLX, unveiling for the first time to the wider Toronto gaming community the key player signings and branding of their new Esports team. EGLX is recognized as the largest Canadian in-person representation of the gaming community and will provide a platform to connect the Toronto Overwatch League franchise with their Toronto fanbase. Menashe Kestenbaum, CEO of Enthusiast Gaming, commented: “The creation of the Overwatch League is a significant milestone for the growth of the gaming industry. Esports is becoming a leading source or entertainment, not only for the gaming community but also for the entertainment industry. We are excited to partner with OverActive Media on its unveiling of Toronto’s Overwatch team and we look forward to partnering with and supporting the league among many other online and physical Esports initiatives within our 75 million visitor network.” Chris Overholt, CEO of OverActive Media commented, “We are excited to partner with Enthusiast Gaming to showcase our new Overwatch team at EGLX this year. With 25,000 attendees at its last event, EGLX is the largest gaming Expo in Canada and has quickly become recognized as a leading Esports event worldwide. The Expo signifies the explosive growth of the video game industry and the impact Esports is having on the gaming and entertainment industries.” In addition, Enthusiast Gaming also announces its partners and sponsors for EGLX including presenting partner, Bell Canada, as well as Nintendo, Microsoft, Alibaba, eBay, LG, HP, Microsoft, Cineplex, Sun Life Financial. EGLX will be held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in the heart of downtown Toronto from October 26-28, 2018. The 100,000 square foot venue will feature premier Esports tournaments, top industry sponsors, indie game developers, retro games, arcades, cosplay, and much more.  Tickets are available at EGLX.ca About Enthusiast Gaming Founded in 2014, Enthusiast is the fastest-growing online community of video gamers. Through the Company’s unique acquisition strategy, it has a platform of over 70 owned and affiliated websites and currently reaches over 75 million monthly visitors with its unique and curated content. Enthusiast also owns and operates Canada’s Largest Gaming Expo, EGLX (Enthusiast Gaming Live Expo - www.eglx.ca. The next Expo will take place October 26-28, 2018 at the Metro Toronto Convention Center. For more information on the Company, visit www.enthusiastgaming.com. CONTACT: Julia BeckerHead, Investor Relations & Marketing(604) 785-0850jbecker@enthusiastgaming.com Media ContactEnthusiastgaming@n6a.com Forward-Looking Statements This news release contains certain statements that may constitute forward-looking information under applicable securities laws. All statements, other than those of historical fact, which address activities, events, outcomes, results, developments, performance or achievements that Enthusiast anticipates or expects may or will occur in the future (in whole or in part) should be considered forward-looking information. Such information may involve, but is not limited to, comments with respect to strategies, expectations, planned operations and future actions of the Company, including but not limited to the Company obtaining regulatory approval to commence trading. Often, but not always, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of words such as "plans", "expects", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates", or "believes" or variations (including negative variations) of such words and phrases, or statements formed in the future tense or indicating that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will" (or other variations of the forgoing) be taken, occur, be achieved, or come to pass. Forward-looking statements in this news release include but are not limited to: Looking to the back half of 2018, we remain well positioned to further penetrate new and existing markets with our unique neuromonitoring platform. Forward-looking information is based on currently available competitive, financial and economic data and operating plans, strategies or beliefs as of the date of this news release, but involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Enthusiast to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking information. Such factors may be based on information currently available to Enthusiast, including information obtained from third-party industry analysts and other third-party sources, and are based on management's current expectations or beliefs regarding future growth, results of operations, future capital (including the amount, nature and sources of funding thereof) and expenditures. Any and all forward-looking information contained in this press release is expressly qualified by this cautionary statement. Investors are cautioned that, except as disclosed in the Filing Statement any information released or received with respect to the reverse take-over may not be accurate or complete and should not be relied upon. Trading in the securities of the Corporation should be considered highly speculative. Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. The securities of the Corporation have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirement. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.
Posted on October 12, 2018, 2:39 pm
OEG: Resolution of the sole shareholder to merge OEG into Odyssey Europe AS
Olympic Entertainment Group AS (“OEG“) hereby informs of resolution by its sole shareholder Odyssey Europe AS (“Odyssey”) approving the merger of OEG as the transferring company with and into Odyssey as the acquiring company. Madis JäägerCEOOlympic Entertainment Group ASTel + 372 667 1250E-mail madis.jaager@oc.eu    http://www.olympic-casino.com
Posted on October 12, 2018, 1:44 pm
Meritage Reports Third Quarter 2018 Results; Continued Sales and Earnings Growth
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Oct. 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Meritage Hospitality Group Inc. (OTCQX: MHGU), one of the nation’s premier restaurant operators, today reported financial results for the third quarter and the nine months ended September 30, 2018.   2018 Third Quarter Highlights: Sales increased 28.1% to a record $110.9 million compared to $86.6 million for the same period last year. Earnings from Operations increased 58.8% to $6.3 million compared to $3.9 million for the same period last year. Net Earnings increased 39.5% to $3.7 million compared to $2.6 million last year. Consolidated EBITDA (a non-GAAP measure) increased 32.2% to $10.5 million compared to $8.0 million for the same period last year. “The Company’s record sales in the third quarter were driven primarily by the successful integration of newly acquired and renovated restaurants. The quarter also presented some seasonal challenges, as the extensive flooding from Hurricane Florence closed several of our Wendy’s restaurants for over a week. We believe our newly built, reimaged and acquired Wendy’s will continue to provide significant long-term earnings catalyst, as we execute our 420-restaurant growth plan. During the fourth quarter, we are planning to open a new Wendy’s restaurant every ten days for the remainder of the year,” stated Meritage CEO, Robert E. Schermer, Jr. The Company has committed significant capital resources to the Wendy’s brand initiatives including new locations and remains on schedule to complete 26 projects for the year. Customers are continuing to reward us for the new and upgraded facilities with improved sales and greater overall guest satisfaction. 2018 Nine Months Highlights: Sales for the nine months ended September 30, 2018, increased 44.1% to 327.5 million compared to sales of $227.3 million for the same period last year. Earnings from Operations increased 51.7% to $19.4 million compared to $12.8 million for the same period last year. Net Earnings increased 43.3% to $10.7 million compared to $7.5 million for the same period last year  Consolidated EBITDA (a non-GAAP measure) increased 35.5% to $29.6 million compared to $21.9 million last year.  Common stock cash dividends paid during the first nine months of the year represent a 28.6% increase over the same period last year. Meritage continues to distinguish itself as a leader and platform innovator in the quick service restaurant segment, striving for best in class results through a performance based culture committed to operational excellence, strategic acquisitions and real estate development. 2018 Full -Year Outlook: Continued Solid Growth Ahead Sales growth of 40% to 50%Earnings from Operations growth of 55% to 65%Net Earnings growth of 40% to 50%EBITDA growth of 40% to 50% Common stock dividend growth of 50% to 100% Meritage Hospitality Group is one of the nation’s premier restaurant operators, with 311 restaurants in operation located in Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. Meritage is headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, operating with a workforce of approximately 10,000 employees. The Company has approximately 6.2 million (basic) common shares outstanding. The Company’s public filings can be viewed at www.otcmarkets.com, under the stock symbol MHGU, or the Company’s website www.meritagehospitality.com. SAFE HARBOR STATEMENTCertain information in this new release, particularly information regarding future economic performance and finances, and plans, expectations and objectives of management, constitutes forward-looking statements.  Factors set forth in our Safe Harbor Statement, in addition to other possible factors not listed, could affect the Company’s actual results and cause such results to differ materially from those expressed in forward-looking statements.  Please review the Company’s Safe Harbor Statement at http://www.meritagehospitality.com.   CONTACT:Robert E. Schermer, Jr., CEOMeritage Hospitality Group Inc.(616) 776-2600
Posted on October 12, 2018, 1:14 pm
Everi Congratulates TournEvent of Champions® Winner Following Exciting October 10 Finale at XS Nightclub in Las Vegas
Tanya S. from Pines Restaurant & Casino Evergreen Park, Alberta, Canada, Awarded $1 Million Grand Prize* LAS VEGAS, Oct. 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --  Everi Holdings Inc. (NYSE: EVRI), (“Everi” or the “Company”), the casino gaming industry’s only single source provider of gaming products and financial technology solutions, crowned Tanya S. representing Pines Restaurant & Casino, Evergreen Park, in Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada, the winner of its sixth annual TournEvent of Champions® The Million Dollar Event® on October 10 at XS Nightclub in the Wynn/Encore Las Vegas Resort. Tanya S. walked away with the grand prize of $1 million* and a cruise for two on a Norwegian Cruise Line® ship, having overcome 166 competitors and bringing to a conclusion the premier slot tournament in North America. “On behalf of Everi, congratulations to Tanya S. from Pines Restaurant & Casino, Evergreen Park, for beating the top slots players in North America to win the grand prize in the 2018 TournEvent of Champions,” said Ed Peters, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, at Everi. “The continued success of TournEvent of Champions is not made possible without the commitment of our partner casinos as they host TournEvent® qualifying events that create the excitement on which this program thrives. We also want to acknowledge our dedicated promotions team for partnering with the 104 participating casinos over the last five months to create memorable experiences for their TournEvent players.” The 2018 TournEvent of Champions kicked off in May 2018 and featured three tour buses and The Money Man®, Everi’s iconic brand ambassador, visiting 104 partner casinos traveling nearly 50,000 miles across the United States and Canada. More than 200,000 participants competed in TournEvent qualifiers to identify the top 166 players who competed in last night’s The Million Dollar Event for a share of more than $1.3 million in cash prizes, including the $1 million* top prize. The finale was streamed live on the TournEvent of Champions and Super Jackpot Slots Community Casino Facebook pages. As a precursor to The Million Dollar Event, Everi held a skill-based slot tournament based on the fiercely popular app Fruit Ninja™ earlier in the day in Everi’s booth at the Global Gaming Expo®. Played on the company’s award-winning and industry leading TournEvent slot tournament solution, nearly all 166 TournEvent of Champion finalists and their guests competed for 14 spots in the Fruit Ninja tournament championship held that evening during The Million Dollar Event, with the winner taking home $5,000. The 2018 TournEvent of Champions was sponsored by Norwegian Cruise Line, Southern California Gaming Guide, Columbus Data Services, Effinet, PC Promotions, and Unistar-Sparco Computers, Inc. * Payable in periodic payments over 20 years or in a lump sum, present day cash value payment. Tweet ThisEveri Names 2018 TournEvent of Champions® Winner in October 10 Finale at XS Nightclub in Las Vegas. https://bit.ly/2Jy8ZHr. #Evergreengp #everipowers About Everi Everi is a leading supplier of technology solutions for the casino gaming industry. The Company provides casino operators with a diverse portfolio of products including innovative gaming machines that Powers the Casino Floor®, and casino operational and management systems that include comprehensive, end-to-end financial technology solutions, critical intelligence offerings, and gaming operations efficiency technology. Everi also provides proven, tier one land-based game content to online social and real-money markets via its Remote Game Server and operates social play for fun casinos. Everi’s mission is to be a transformative force for casino operations by facilitating memorable player experiences, delivering reliable protection and security, and striving for customer satisfaction and operational excellence. For more information, visit www.everi.com. Join Everi on Social MediaTwitter:  https://twitter.com/everi_inc LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/everi Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/EveriHoldingsInc/ Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/everi_inc Legal Notice Fruit Ninja: TM © Halfbrick Studios. Used under license. All rights reserved.                      Other product names mentioned in this release are trademarks of Everi Holdings Inc. and/or its wholly owned subsidiaries, except for “G2E,” which is a registered trademark of the American Gaming Association and Reed Elsevier Inc. Contacts: Media RelationsLee HigginsMarketing Communications Specialist(512) 334-7579lee.higgins@everi.com Investor RelationsRichard Land, James Leahy JCIR (212) 835-8500evri@jcir.com A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/12daad58-3ba4-4f91-ae15-0696e1f48d45
Posted on October 12, 2018, 12:00 pm
trivago N.V.'s Third Quarter 2018 Earnings Release Scheduled for October 24, 2018
DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY – October  12, 2018 - trivago N.V. (NASDAQ: TRVG) announced today that it will release its financial results for the third quarter for the period ended September 30, 2018 on Wednesday, October 24, 2018. On the same day, trivago N.V.'s management will conduct a webcast beginning at 2:00 PM CET / 8:00 AM Eastern Time. These items will be available in the Investor Relations section of the company's website at http://ir.trivago.com. A replay of the call is expected to be available for at least three months. About trivago N.V. trivago N.V. (NASDAQ: TRVG) is a global hotel search platform. We are focused on reshaping the way travelers search for and compare hotels, while enabling hotel advertisers to grow their businesses by providing access to a broad audience of travelers via our websites and apps. Our platform allows travelers to make informed decisions by personalizing their hotel search and providing access to a deep supply of hotel information and prices.   Contacts Investor Relations                 Communications ir@trivago.com                     corporate.communication@trivago.com
Posted on October 12, 2018, 9:56 am
OEG: Completion of takeover of shares belonging to minority shareholders
Olympic Entertainment Group AS (OEG) announces of completion of takeover of shares belonging to minority shareholders. As a result of the takeover, 100% of OEG shares (excluding own shares) belong to Odyssey Europe AS. Madis JäägerCEOOlympic Entertainment Group ASTel + 372 667 1250E-mail madis.jaager@oc.eu    http://www.olympic-casino.com
Posted on October 12, 2018, 7:55 am
Playa Hotels & Resorts N.V. Announces Dates for Third Quarter 2018 Earnings Release and Conference Call
FAIRFAX, Va., Oct. 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Playa Hotels & Resorts N.V. (NASDAQ: PLYA) (the “Company”) today announced that it plans to release its third quarter 2018 financial results after the market closes on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, with a conference call planned for Wednesday, November 7, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time, to discuss the results. The conference call can be accessed by dialing 833.683.7154 for domestic participants and 409.983.9744 for international participants. The conference ID number is 3682865. Additionally, interested parties may listen to a taped replay of the entire conference call commencing two hours after the call’s completion on November 7, 2018. This replay will run through November 14, 2018. The access number for a taped replay of the conference call is 855.859.2056 or 404.537.3406 using the same conference ID number. There will also be a webcast of the conference call accessible on the Company’s investor relations website at investors.playaresorts.com.  About Playa Hotels & Resorts N.V. Playa is a leading owner, operator and developer of all-inclusive resorts in prime beachfront locations in popular vacation destinations in Mexico and the Caribbean. Playa owns and/or manages a total portfolio consisting of 20 resorts (7,769 rooms) located in Mexico, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic. In Mexico, Playa owns and manages Hyatt Zilara Cancun, Hyatt Ziva Cancun, Panama Jack Resorts Cancun, Panama Jack Resorts Playa del Carmen, THE Royal Playa del Carmen, Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta and Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos. In Jamaica, Playa owns and manages Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall and Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall, Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa, Jewel Dunn’s River Beach Resort, Jewel Grande Montego Bay Resort & Spa, Jewel Runaway Bay Beach & Golf Resort and Jewel Paradise Cove Beach Resort & Spa. Playa also owns five resorts in Mexico and the Dominican Republic that are managed by a third party and Playa manages the Sanctuary Cap Cana, in the Dominican Republic. Contact:Playa Hotels & ResortsRachael Rothman, SVP, IR & Strategyrrothman@playaresorts.com 571.529.6014 For additional information visit investors.playaresorts.com.
Posted on October 11, 2018, 8:30 pm



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