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Gaming Realms offloads Bear Group to River iGaming

first_img22nd February 2019 | By contenteditor Gaming Realms offloads Bear Group to River iGaming Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Mobile games developer Gaming Realms has agreed to sell its B2C subsidiary Bear Group to River iGaming for a total consideration of £11.5m (€13.2m/$15.0m). The deal also sees Gaming Realms grant River iGaming’s River Technologies subsidiary a sole perpetual licence to its real-money gaming platform, as well as sell its 30% residual stake in River UK Casino. Per terms of the agreement, the cash consideration for all of the transactions includes the settlement of the contracted deferred consideration of £4.2m owed by River UK Casino to Gaming Realms. Last June, River UK Casino agreed to purchase certain real-money gaming brands from Gaming Realms, including Pocket Fruity, Spin Genie, Britain’s Got Talent Games and X Factor Games. After the deal went through, River iGaming held a 70% stake in River UK Casino, with Gaming Realms retaining a 30% share. However, Gaming Realms has now stated that it does not believe River UK Casino will meet its EBIT target of £2.2m for the 12 months to June 30, 2019, in order for the company to gain any further deferred consideration in connection with the River UK Casino acquisition deal. Last year, the Bear Group and the real-money gaming platform featured in the deal generated £8.8m in net gaming revenue, as well as £500,000 in EBITDA. Should the new deal secure the relevant approvals, River iGaming will pay an initial £5.5m on completion, followed by a further £1.5m on or before December 31, 2020. Malta-based River iGaming, which was founded in 2017, will also pay £4.5m for the sole perpetual licence and the real-money gaming platform, which includes a £3,000 payment for the stake in River UK Casino. Gaming Realms noted that River UK Casino has repaid a working capital loan of £900,000 in relation to the earlier acquisition.The developer said it will use funds from the sale of Bear Group to support the development of new games, its remote gaming server and worldwide licensing efforts, as it pivots to a B2B focus. Gaming Realms will retain the Slingo brand and Slingo.com domain, but both will enter a white label agreement with River iGaming upon completion of the deal. This will enable Slingo to continue to operate on the Bear Group gaming platform. “The new UK regulatory environment, together with increases in Point of Consumption tax, has made it increasingly difficult to operate a sole UK facing casino and real money platform,” Gaming Realms CEO Patrick Southon said. “However, the acquisition of the Slingo brand and IP in 2015 has enabled the Company to become a highly regarded developer and licensor of games in the international gaming market. This is a high growth market and one that the Board believes can be further developed for the benefit of shareholders.” Meanwhile, Gaming Realms has published an update on its current trading performance, saying results for the 2018 financial year are expected to show revenue and adjusted EBITDA in line with market expectations. The developer said as a result of the sale of Bear Group, it will be able to focus fully on the development and licensing of proprietary online games, which had proved successful in generating revenue in 2018. For the first six weeks of 2019, revenue was running 118% above the daily average of the previous year. Topics: Casino & games Finance Strategy Social gamingcenter_img Mobile games developer Gaming Realms has agreed to sell its B2C subsidiary Bear Group to River iGaming for a total consideration of £11.5m. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Casino & games Email Addresslast_img read more

Macau casino revenue rockets 1,014% in April to MOP8.40bn

first_img Topics: Finance Land-based casino A number of major operators in the region saw revenue plummet last year, with Sands China posting a $1.52bn loss for the year after revenue fell by 80.8%. Melco Resorts and Entertainment made a $1.26bn loss as full year revenue dropped by 69.9%. Macau casino revenue rockets 1,014% in April to MOP8.40bn For the year to date, revenue in the four months through to the end of April amounted to MOP32.0bn, which is 2.6% ahead of the same point in 2020. Last month, Las Vegas Sands said while net revenue was down 15.6% in the first quarter of 2021 to $1.20bn, some $777m of this was attributed to its operations in Macau.  AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter While Macau’s market has started to reopen, monthly revenue totals continue to fall some way behind the pre-Covid levels. In January 2020, prior to when Covid-19 restrictions came into full effect in Macau, revenue stood at MOP22.13bn for the month. Casino revenue in Macau amounted to MOP8.40bn (£758.1m/€873.1m/$1.05bn) in April, an increase of 1,014.4% on the same month last year, according to new figures published by the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau of Macau. Total market revenue in 2020 was down 79.3% year-on-year to MOP60.44bn. Email Address 4th May 2021 | By Robert Fletcher Finance Regions: Macau Tags: Revenue Macau April Like all markets around the world, Macau was hit hard by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic in 2020, with the jurisdiction facing restrictions on travel and enforced casinos closures as part of efforts to limit spread of the virus. The April revenue was the highest monthly revenue total of 2021 so far, surpassing the MOP8.31bn posted in March by 1.1%, as well as the highest total since January 2020’s MOP22.12bn Subscribe to the iGaming newsletterlast_img read more

Deja vu House / Nemo Studio

first_img “COPY” Year:  Deja vu House / Nemo Studio ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/889101/deja-vu-house-nemo-studio Clipboard Photographs Deja vu House / Nemo StudioSave this projectSaveDeja vu House / Nemo Studio ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/889101/deja-vu-house-nemo-studio Clipboard Photographs:  Vũ Ngọc Hà Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Area:  320 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2018 Manufacturers: Bui Thang, Hai Beton, Tran SamSave this picture!© Vũ Ngọc HàText description provided by the architects. This building is a shophouse located in a new urban area, along the coast of Ha Long Bay. Its purpose is for business rent in 1st floor and apartment – condo hotel in the remaining.Save this picture!© Vũ Ngọc HàAesthetic sense, acceptable investment cost and time-saving were the important factors the investor offered, which were also an challenge for Nemo Studio.Save this picture!© Vũ Ngọc HàThe existing had many similarities with other typical shophouses, including the same floors and the lack of light and space at the back of building.Save this picture!SectionsFrom 2nd Floor, the architects dispose a big void in the center and apartments on the two surrounding sides connected by concrete corridors – steel staircases & lift glass box. The void with green trees in this part help increase the nature light intensity and also highly appeal people & surprise. The dining room with kitchen creates a more spacious area for customers to cook by themselves or to have a party.Save this picture!© Vũ Ngọc HàAll the apartments are equipped with adequate modern conveniences. The nature lights and house plants are placed inside the room; however, they still maintain privacy and individual. Although the construction materials are rather usual, they have been elaborated aesthetically, for example, waxed concrete, wall painting, white-painted brick, etc. They are quite simple methods but useful to bring beauty and keep plausible investment cost.Save this picture!© Vũ Ngọc HàMs. Gayane – an English teacher – the first customer in the first week said that this was considerably impressing place, creating relaxation, conveniences and familiarity. Save this picture!© Vũ Ngọc HàProject gallerySee allShow lessAtelier Chaeyeon / L’eau Design + Dongjin KimSelected ProjectsGarden City Mega CityExhibition Opening Sharecenter_img CopyAbout this officeNemo StudioOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesThành phố Hạ LongVietnamPublished on February 23, 2018Cite: “Deja vu House / Nemo Studio” 22 Feb 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StoneShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectDoorsRaynorGarage Door – Advantage SeriesConcreteSika3D Concrete PrintingSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Bre-ClassSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Atelier Zimmerlistrasse OfficeWindowsswissFineLineSliding Windows in Villa LakesideSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing in Roofs & CanopiesSound BoothsFrameryMeeting Pod – Framery Q – Flip n’ FoldWall / Ceiling LightsAsaf WeinbroomLighting – Linestra 110 BrassMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ArchDaily Houses Save this picture!© Vũ Ngọc Hà+ 44Curated by Fernanda Castro Share Projects Architects: Nemo Studio Area Area of this architecture project Vietnam “COPY” CopyHouses•Thành phố Hạ Long, Vietnamlast_img read more

NetAid offers wireless access

About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  30 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Online anti-poverty charity NetAid is publishing information for Palm VII users, thanks to corporate support from Time Warner. Visitors to their Web site are encouraged to download a free application for the Palm Pilot to allow them to use this facility.Online anti-poverty charity NetAid is publishing information for Palm VII users, thanks to corporate support from Time Warner. Visitors to their Web site are encouraged to download a free application for the Palm Pilot to allow them to use this facility. PDAStreet highlights this new development in Palm Used to Collect Donations for Charity, and Yahoo! News adds more detail in Taking donations from the Palm in your hand by Gwendolyn Mariano. Advertisement NetAid offers wireless access Howard Lake | 13 February 2001 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis read more

The Sun criticises Age UK’s corporate fundraising partnership with E.On

first_imgFundraising Standards Board to investigateAndrew Hind, Chair of the Fundraising Standards Board (FRSB), said:“We have contacted Age UK with regards to claims made about its commercial arrangements with E.ON. While the terms of the energy deal lie firmly under Ofgem’s jurisdiction, our focus will be to assess whether the charity has breached any aspect of the Code of Fundraising Practice and we will work closely with Age UK and Ofgem to establish this.” Howard Lake | 4 February 2016 | News Tagged with: affiliate marketing Age UK corporate ethics Fundraising Standards Board The investigation by The Sun raises the long-running theme of how charities raise funds the public and in particular from people with vulnerabilities, not that older people are by default vulnerable people.It is the first newspaper criticism of charities in the past year to focus on a corporate fundraising partnership. Other methods of fundraising that have been criticised have included direct mail, telephone fundraising, legacy fundraising, and major donor prospect research.CEO salaryThe Sun’s story also raised the on-going criticism by some of the salaries of some charities’ Chief Executives. It described Age UK’s CEO Tom Wright as “Scandal fat cat 1”. It says he earns a salary package of “more than £180,000”.It added:“The Marlborough-educated 53-year-old owns a £1.2 million luxury cottage near Hook, Hampshire.“Wright and wife Charlotte bought the property in 2002 for £700,000, and it has since rocketed 70 per cent in value”.It included a photo of the property’s entrance. It did not mention that he and his wife bought the property seven years before he started working for Age UK.The Sun’s People PowerThe Sun is running its third fuel bill cost campaign in partnership with fuel price negotiation site The Big Deal. It features this beneath its criticism of Age UK and E.On, but makes it clear that it will not profit:“The Sun will make no money. The share we were offered — £10 — will go to a charity that helps old people. The Big Deal will take £30 — £20 to cover costs”. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 E.On also rejected the criticisms, arguing that The Sun was comparing two different types of tariffs.Vulnerable donors  256 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 Update 4 February 2016 12.09Age UK’s updated statement is published above. This story initially featured the charity’s original statement which was:“We strongly reject the allegations and interpretation of figures in this article.“Age UK has worked with E.ON for the past 14 years, openly and above board, and they have been generous supporters of our charity over and above the number of customers on the tariff. We launched the most competitive, fixed two year energy tariff available anywhere on the market on 20th January this year, with no exit fees.‎“‎Energy prices change all the time and we have always advised older people to look out for new good deals and we will continue to do so.”  255 total views,  1 views today The Sun’s front page today accuses Age UK of “accepting [a] £6m-a-year bung from E.On” in return “for pushing expensive tariffs to the elderly”.In Taking the OAP: Age UK recommends EXPENSIVE power to pensioners after accepting £6m-a-year bung from E.ON, it claimed that the charity promoted a more expensive fuel deal with energy supplier E.On to older people, “£245 more than on the firm’s cheapest 2015 rate”. It added that, with around 152,000 customers using the deal, there was “a total overspend of £37 million in a year”.In return “the energy giant has been paying Age UK at least £6 million a year in return, around £41 for every person who signed up”.The Sun was careful to point out that the payments “are not illegal” but that The Sun’s journalists found them “tucked away in Age UK’s annual accounts”.The Government’s Energy Secretary Amber Rudd has responded by asking energy regulator Ofgem to investigate the claims.Business Secretary Sajid Javid said to The Sun: “Businesses caught cheating customers should have the book thrown at them. If there’s wrongdoing here, we will not fail to act.”Age UK rejects the claimsAge UK has rejected the criticism. It said that it had always encouraged older people to compare deals and look for better ones. It did not dispute the figures, but The Sun’s interpretation of them.Age UK issued a statement saying:“We strongly reject the allegations and interpretation of figures.“The Age UK Fixed 2 Year tariff offers a good deal and was the market leading 2 year tariff when launched in January. For example, the Age UK Fixed two Year tariff(1) is over £100 cheaper than that E.ON Standard Variable tariff (2) and is cheaper than other variable tariffs.“When customers contact us they are offered a choice of all four E.ON tariffs and many choose the one year tariff or variable option, however many prefer the reassurance of a fixed tariff for two years. We have no exit fees so customers can move anytime if they find a different deal. This means they can pick a tariff that best suits their needs. E.ON also offers a free Price Alerts system that lets customers know of potentially better deals as soon as they’re available.“The long term Commercial partnership includes a typical commission to Age UK of £10 for each customer. Financial support beyond this is not linked to customer numbers.“The past two years have seen much volatility in the energy market and with E.ON’s support we have managed to maintain our level of charitable work over this time. This reflects the strength of the 14 year relationship.” Advertisement The Sun criticises Age UK’s corporate fundraising partnership with E.On About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Organisers of Beijing Games urged to translate promise into acts

first_img Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes With the Beijing Olympics now just a year and a half away, its organisers and the city of Beijing are making more and more promises to the international press but nothing is being implemented. Reporters Without Borders reiterates the 10 conditions the Chinese government must comply with in order to guarantee freedom of expression during the games. ChinaAsia – Pacific Follow the news on China to go further November 17, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Organisers of Beijing Games urged to translate promise into acts Help by sharing this information News ChinaAsia – Pacific Organisation Receive email alerts RSF_en March 12, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders today urged the organisers of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games to act on all the promises they have made under international pressure to let the foreign press operate freely during the games.Yesterday, for example, Wang Wei, the deputy chief of the Beijing Organising Committee for the Games (BOCOG), said accredited journalists would be able to work freely outside of Beijing. Responding to a journalist’s question in Hong Kong, Wang said: “They will (be able to report outside of Beijing). That will not be problem as long as the people agree to be interviewed.”But none of the existing, restrictive regulations have so far been changed.“We call on Liu Qi, the head of the BOCOG, not to disappoint the international community’s expectations as regards press freedom,” Reporters Without Borders said. “After promising so much, it is his duty to completely overhaul the laws on the media. Despite the alluring announcements, no action has been taken and the authorities seem to be confusing material facilities with press freedom.”The organisation added: “It will be unacceptable if the many restrictions on the work of foreign journalists and on the free flow of information are lifted just a few days before the 2008 games. What is needed is a thorough reform and changes in the way the government and party regard news. Furthermore, we fear that China’s liberal press and dissidents will be harassed by the authorities before, during and after the games.”The organisers, above all Liu, who is also secretary of the Communist Party’s Beijing municipality committee, have been forced by the international criticism to promise to ease restrictions on foreign journalists. In August, for example Liu said he would next year draft rules allowing unrestricted coverage of the 2008 games. But he did not say if the Foreign Correspondents Guide would be scrapped in its present form.The organisers have promised that accredited journalists will not need visas (standard practice during Olympic Games), will not have to pay import duty on their equipment, will have modern press centres and will be issued temporary driver licences during the games. Wang also promised that the events would also be broadcast live, without the time-delay that is normally required for live broadcasts in China.Since Liu gave these undertakings, two journalists working for foreign media – Zhao Yan of the New York Times and Ching Cheong of the Singapore-based Straits Times daily – have been given prison sentences for investigating sensitive subjects. And a reporter for a Hong Kong daily was beaten by security guards inside the Beijing parliament.BOCOG vice-president Jiang Xiaoyu has said the government is ready to amend the regulations for the foreign press in order to ensure the games take place without any problems. “If there are differences between our norms and international and Olympic norms, it will be the latter that prevail in the service that will be offered,” Jiang said. But then he added: “Of course, all the media will have to comply with Chinese laws and regulations.”The International Olympic Committee meanwhile does not go much beyond expressing its desire to ensure free access for accredited journalists. Its president, Jacques Rogge, did make a timid reference to the human rights situation in China in April.Violations of the rights of foreign and Chinese journalists are still extremely frequent in China. According to the Foreign Correspondents Club of China, at least 72 incidents involving foreign reporters have occurred since China was entrusted with the Olympic flame in 2004.Reporters Without Borders reiterates its call to the BOCOG to ensure that 10 crucial steps are taken to guarantee freedom of expression during the 2008 games: 1. Release journalists, including Zhao Yan et Ching Cheong, and Internet users detained in China for exercising their right to information. 2. Repeal articles in the Foreign Correspondents Guide that restrict the freedom of movement of foreign journalists, especially articles 14 and 15.3. Withdraw censorship measures from the draft law about the management of crisis situations. 4. Disband the Publicity Department (the former Propaganda Department), which exercises daily control over content in the Chinese press. 5. End the jamming of foreign radio stations. 6. End the blocking of thousands of news and information websites based abroad. 7. Suspend the “11 Commandments of the Internet,” which lead to content censorship and self-censorship on websites. 8. Scrap the blacklists of journalists and human rights activists who are banned from visiting China. 9. Withdraw the ban on Chinese media using foreign news agency video footage and news reports without permission. 10. Legalize independent organisations of journalists and human rights activists. 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Coughlan insists she will contest election

first_img Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Tanaiste and Education Minister Mary Coughlan says she will contest the General Election, and has no intention of stepping aside.In a statement this evening, Ms Coughlan’s spokesperson said -“The Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills, Mary Coughlan TD, has tonight rubbished speculation that she will not be contesting the forthcoming General Election. The Tánaiste was ratified as a candidate in Donegal South West at convention held in Glenties on January 9th last and is fully focused on the campaign ahead”. WhatsApp By News Highland – January 31, 2011 Previous articleBlaney decides not to contest election as Mc Conalogue is selected in Donegal NENext articleCouncillor unsure about Sliabh Liag development plans News Highland Google+ Google+ Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img WhatsApp Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter Facebook News Coughlan insists she will contest election 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitterlast_img read more

Delhi High Court Issues Notice On Plea Challenging GNCTD Amendment Act Giving More Powers To Delhi LG

first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi High Court Issues Notice On Plea Challenging GNCTD Amendment Act Giving More Powers To Delhi LG Shreya Agarwal4 May 2021 12:57 AMShare This – xThe Delhi High Court on Tuesday issued notice in a plea challenging the vires of Government of NCT of Delhi (Amendment) Act 2021 as being ultra vires Art. 13, 14, 19 and 239AA of the Constitution of India.A division bench comprising of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Jasmeet Singh issued notice in the plea and sought response of the Central Government. The plea shall now be heard on June 4.The amendment Act, which gives overriding powers to the Lieutenant General of Delhi over the elected government, was notified by the Central Government with effect from April 27 last week.The petition, been filed by a law student namely Shrikant Prasad, highlights that the impugned Act curbs the Delhi Assembly’s power to conduct its proceedings as per the rules of procedure made by it. “It provides that the Rules made by the Delhi Legislative Assembly to regulate the procedure and of business the Assembly must be in conduct consistent with the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the Loksabha.” The plea states.Furthermore, the plea states that:”The Act also prohibits the Legislative Assembly from making any rule to enable itself for its Committees to: (i) consider the matters of day-to-day administration of the NCT of Delhi and inquiry (ii) conduct relation in to any administrative decisions.”The petition seeks the following prayers:- to strike down the Government of National capital territory amendment act 2021 as it is against the Art 13, 14, 19 ,239AA of the constitution of india.-to issue any writ order directions or any other order as may deems fit in the interest of justice.Edited by Nupur ThapliyalTagsDelhi High Court GNCTD Amendment Bill Gnctd amendment act 2021 Central government Next Storylast_img read more

EU must shift its stance on the Irish border – May

first_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Google+ The British Prime Minister’s urged the EU to shift its stance on the Irish border.During a speech in Belfast, Theresa May said she wants a frictionless border when the UK leaves the EU,but she dismissed suggestions that Northern Ireland could stay in the single market.Theresa May insisted she won’t accept anything that treats the North differently from the rest of the UK…..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/mayspeech5pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic By News Highland – July 20, 2018 Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Pinterest Previous articleSamaritans launch campaign to target those most at risk in DonegalNext articleTwin Towns traffic chaos is leading to loss of revenue – Chamber News Highland AudioHomepage BannerNews DL Debate – 24/05/21 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows EU must shift its stance on the Irish border – May Facebook Facebook Pinterest FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter Twitterlast_img read more

Police release last known photos of missing University of Utah student

first_imgSalt Lake City Police(SALT LAKE CITY) — Police on Tuesday released the last known photos of missing University of Utah student Mackenzie Lueck, who disappeared shortly after she was snapped by security cameras deplaning at the Salt Lake City International Airport.Lueck, 23, left the plane at 2:09 a.m. on June 17, and didn’t appear to talk to anyone at the airport, police said. At 2:40 a.m. she took a Lyft from Salt Lake City’s airport to Hatch Park in north Salt Lake City, police said.The Lyft driver told police that an individual met Lueck at the park and the 23-year-old did not appear to be in distress, Salt Lake City Police assistant chief Tim Doubt said.The college senior hasn’t been seen since. There’s no evidence of foul play, Doubt said, but police are concerned.“She isn’t somebody that would go off the grid and would disappear,” her friend, Juliana Cauley, told ABC News’ Good Morning America.Police are desperate to find the individual she met at the park and want that person to call police, Doubt said.“We cannot confirm the make and model of the vehicle that picked up Lueck or the description of the person at Hatch park,” Doubt said at a news conference Tuesday.The description of that person is vague and could be man or woman, Doubt said.To concerned friends like Cauley, it was odd that Lueck didn’t go straight home from the airport.“She has this cat, cute little black cat named Nova. She came back and didn’t even go by to see Nova, and that’s strange,” Cauley said. “That cat’s her best friend.”Lyft officials and the driver have spoken to police and have cooperated with the investigation, authorities said.Lueck, from Southern California, had gone home for her grandmother’s funeral, and when she landed in Salt Lake City early that morning, she texted her mother to say she had arrived safely, ABC Los Angeles station KABC-TV reported.The college senior has missed a midterm exam since she vanished, Doubt said.To Cauley, that shows “there’s something wrong. Because she’s never been one to ditch her priorities even when she’s been going through tough times.”Lueck was scheduled to fly back to California on Sunday, June 23, but wasn’t on the flight, Doubt said.“I feel very concerned and very worried,” her friend Kennedy Stoner told GMA. “It’s out of character for Kenzie to go just off the grid like this. She is very close with her family.”“I would just want anyone to come forward with any information no matter how small it is,” Stoner said. “We need to find Kenzie. I’m praying everyday that she’s safe.”Doubt asked the public to come forward if they know if the college student has an alternate phone, hidden social media contacts or may be in contact with someone online.Officials at the University of Utah said they’re “deeply concerned about the well-being of Mackenzie ‘Kenzie’ Lueck and her family.”“The university’s dean of students has spoken with Mackenzie’s family to offer support and to express the campus community’s shared hope for her safe return,” university offiicals said in a statement said. “The dean’s office is also talking with and providing support to Mackenzie’s classmates.”Cauley read a statement on behalf of the family at Tuesday’s news conference, urging anyone with information to call the tip line at 801-799-4420.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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