first_img The Champions League final at the very beginning of June led to average deposits and retention rates dropping off during the month. However, our exclusive look at Optimove iGaming Pulse data shows that the casino trend was more steady.In June the average deposit amount in sports was 3% lower than the previous month (at €29), probably due to the end of the Champions League, with the final taking place on June 1.The average number of monthly deposits per player increased year-on-year in June by 46% but decreased slightly (2%) month-on-month.The big year-on-year jump is likely due to the World Cup having started in June 2018 (with finals in mid-July 2018) – it’s likely that more players in the previous year were casual bettors, rather than avid gamblers and fans.In June monthly revenue per player increased by 19% year-on-year and remained the same month-on-month.The conversion rate decreased 13% year-on-year, and 8% month-on-month, to 46%. This means less players were placing their first deposit after registering.The retention rate was down 11% from the prior year, and stood at 59%. Again, this appears to be down to the fact that the Champions League ended on the first day of the month and there was no other big event to prompt players’ next interaction. The new retention rate decreased 17% from May, meaning new players (probably registering to bet on the Champions League in May) had no reason to continue playing in June.An odd-numbered summer brings not only sunshine and heatwaves, but also a long off-season, which leads to a decline in retention metrics. To combat this situation, operators should up their engagement game and strive to keep their bettors active, using cross-sell into other sports and special offers.In casino, the average deposit amount showed a very steady trend, despite a slight decrease month-on-month. The mobile bet rate stood at 50% and we saw a 4% increase year-on-year, but a slight decrease month-on-month at 7%. Monthly revenue per player held steady at €86.KPI close up: new retention rate The new retention rate represents the number of players who made their first deposit in one month and remained active in the following month, divided by the number of first-time depositors in the first month, in other words the number of new players who remain active two months in a row.This KPI speaks to the loyalty of first-time depositors, since players who make a first deposit around a big event are more likely to leave following finals. Keeping those players engaged and active is a challenge all operators face regularly.Last month, for example, the new retention rate decreased by 17% month-on-month, which means a significant number of new players who made deposits in order to bet on the Champions League in May were not engaged enough to continue playing in June.Disclaimer: At the time this article was written, data was still being updated. Slight changes in numbers are possible.Omer Liss: Omer Liss is Optimove’s director of strateic services, helping leading marketers optimise their customer retention strategy. As a marketing data scientist, Omer has vast experience consulting clients, analysing their customer data and revealing actionable, data-driven marketing insights. Omer holds a BSc in Industrial Engineering and Management, specialising in Information Systems.About iGaming Pulse: iGaming Pulse is an industry benchmark tool for the gaming sector. iGaming Pulse enables gaming operators to accurately assess their overall performance against industry-wide key performance indicators. Its figures are updated on a monthly basis. It enables gaming operators to gain a clearer understanding of how their KPIs compare against the rest of the industry, broken down by geography and game type. This type of data, which is made publicly available for the first time, provides operators with the ability to conduct comparative analysis and derive insight into how their performance compares with industry averages.iGaming Pulse comprises of data collected from over 200 online casinos and sports betting companies, including industry giants and boutique operators, providing an accurate, statistically significant sample of the industry. Access to this information is vital for operators that are limited to only their own data. Optimove’s iGaming Pulse is now fully accessible, ensuring operators will have a clearer overview of how they compare to the industry. June’s exclusive look at Optimove iGaming Pulse data shows that while sports betting dropped off after the Champions League final, casino showed a steadier trend during the month Topics: Casino & games Marketing & affiliates Sports betting Strategy AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Casino & gamescenter_img Optimove iGaming Pulse – June 2019 3rd July 2019 | By contenteditor Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Email Addresslast_img read more

first_img27th March 2020 | By contenteditor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: Online Gambling Topics: Finance Marketing & affiliates Raketech expects casino focus to mitigate Covid-19 impact Online affiliate and content marketing provider Raketech said it does not expect the outbreak of novel coronavirus (Covid-19) to have a long-term impact on its business, but did warn that the pandemic is likely to affect sports betting income.Raketech said that despite the ongoing situation regarding coronavirus, its first-quarter performance is so far in line with management expectations.Overall revenue for January and February amounted to approximately €4.0m (£3.6m/$4.4m), with revenue in March set to be in line with the two previous months, excluding revenue from the newly acquired Lead Republik business.Raketech said that as the strategies to handle the outbreak have differed from country to country, this has made it difficult to predict the likely impact of Covid-19 on its business in the longer term.However, Raketech did say that it does not anticipate “substantial negative effects on the igaming industry in the long-term”, but did note that its sports betting revenue will most likely be affected negatively due to the many cancelled and postponed events around the world.The provider also noted that as Covid-19 is limiting the amount of gambling consumers can take part in at physical locations, this is driving more traffic to igaming platforms, in particular online casino sites.Raketech draws approximately 70% of its total revenue from casino, compared to 25% from sports betting activities and 5% from other sources.In terms of the steps Raketech has taken to safeguard its staff, the provider has allowed staff to work from home for a number of weeks already, while it has also banned business trips and placed all staff that have travelled into self-quarantine for a minimum of 14 days. Raketech said despite this disruption, it has been able to maintain operational efficiently.“Currently we work hard to help our customers, the operators to reallocate their marketing investments from sports to our main product vertical casino where we continue to see good demand,” Raketech chief executive Oskar Mühlbach said.“The situation furthermore confirms that our strategy to increase our global footprint, product offering and vertical spread is the way forward in terms of securing a healthy and balanced business risk set up.”Last month, Raketech reported a year-on-year rise in profit for 2019, despite new regulations in the Swedish market pushing revenue down. Total revenue at for the 12 months to 31 December 2019 amounted to €23.9m, down 6.5% from €25.6m in the previous year.Lower revenue and higher costs pushed operating profit down 45.5% to €6.1m. However, when taking into account $2.3m in other non-operating income, which related to party liability that was waived in Q1 of 2019, profit before tax was up 54.2% to €7.4m.center_img Finance Online affiliate and content marketing provider Raketech said it does not expect the outbreak of novel coronavirus (Covid-19) to have a long-term impact on its business, but did warn that the pandemic is likely to affect sports betting income. Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newsletterlast_img read more

first_imgGhana Commercial Bank Limited (GCB.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2010 annual report.For more information about Ghana Commercial Bank Limited (GCB.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Ghana Commercial Bank Limited (GCB.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Ghana Commercial Bank Limited (GCB.gh)  2010 annual report.Company ProfileGhana Commercial Bank Limited is a financial services institution offering banking products and services for the personal, commercial, corporate and treasury sectors. Its product offering is geared to offer financial solutions for loans, overdrafts, deposits, investments, money transmission and international services. Its Personal banking division offers consumers the choice of a Kudi Nkosuo account, Flexsave account, Save and Prosper account, overdrafts and loans and ReadyCash ATMs. Additional services offered by its business division includes corporate and investment services such as call accounts, treasury bills, fixed deposit accounts and Money Transfer. Ghana Commercial Bank Limited facilitates foreign banking and overseas inward money transfers. Its Treasury division manages market risk exposures and funding requirements as swell as overdraft facilities, bulk cash collection, trade finance, payroll solutions and electronic banking services. Ghana Commercial Bank Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

first_imgAnino International Plc (ANINO.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Pharmaceuticals sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the half year.For more information about Anino International Plc (ANINO.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Anino International Plc (ANINO.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Anino International Plc (ANINO.ng)  2019 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileAnino International Plc manufactures and markets a range of nutritional supplements and pharmaceutical products in Nigeria. The company specialises in nutritional products and supplements as well as intravenous solutions. Anino International Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

first_img Area:  250 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/380786/house-in-sonvico-architetti-pedrozzi-and-diaz-saravia Clipboard ArchDaily House in Sonvico / Martino Pedrozzi Switzerland Architects: Martino Pedrozzi Area Area of this architecture project House in Sonvico / Martino PedrozziSave this projectSaveHouse in Sonvico / Martino Pedrozzi Save this picture!© Pino Brioschi+ 10 Share Photographs:  Pino BrioschiClient:Reto and Flavia PetrimpolSite Area:1000 m2City:SonvicoCountry:SwitzerlandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Pino Brioschi Save this picture!© Pino BrioschiA one storey house on a quite steep slope. That was the challenge imposed by topography and client. A most welcome challenge of course: to us one storey architecture is the best condition for good architecture.Save this picture!© Pino BrioschiIts solution stays in the section of the project: a big horizontal prestressed slab of fifteen by twenty meters sitting on the natural land on one hand and laying on two gigantic round pillars on the opposite site. Above twenty pillars sustain the roof. Under a main space is created for outdoor living.The house structure is external and integrally made in concrete. None of its parts penetrate the internal insulated spaces that are organized around a central void,between slab and roof. Ceramic white tiles, shiny and opaque defining a graphic pattern, contrast with concrete and enclose the indoor living spaces.Save this picture!© Pino BrioschiWhere the house lays on the ground, there is the access. Descending upstream the slope a big porch introduces the house main door.Inside, the square-shaped ground floor is divided between public and private spaces. Public spaces like entrance hall, living room, dining room and studio are placed in the middle of the sides. Private spaces like bedrooms and kitchen find their place in the corners and when it is necessary can be isolated from the rest.Save this picture!PlanThe central void makes the connection between indoor and outdoor living spaces. A staircase leads down to a paved and partially covered surface integrating a swimming pool, a laying and a dining area, surrounded by an impressive natural environment.Project gallerySee allShow lessPlinth House / LAND ArquitectosSelected ProjectsMar Surf Center of Somo / Javier Romero Soto ArquitectoSelected Projects Share CopyHouses•Sonvico, Switzerland Year:  “COPY” 2010 Photographs Projects Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/380786/house-in-sonvico-architetti-pedrozzi-and-diaz-saravia Clipboard CopyAbout this officeMartino PedrozziOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSonvicoSwitzerlandPublished on June 04, 2013Cite: “House in Sonvico / Martino Pedrozzi” 04 Jun 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – MetrisVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ EffectPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceBricksEndicottBrick Facade at the Bruce Nesbitt African American Cultural CenterBathroom FurnitureBradley Corporation USAToilet Partition CubiclesSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight F100 CircularLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenRailing / BalustradesSolarluxBalcony Glazing – SL 60eUrban ShadingPunto DesignPublic Architecture in Residential ComplexDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Products in Palazzo VolpiChairshorgenglarusUpholstered Chair – diva 5-154Wall / Ceiling LightsHE WilliamsLED Downlight – 4DR RoundMore products »Read commentsSave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 streamlast_img read more

first_img New wave of censorship targeting critical media outlets April 16, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Safety of journalists at risk in post-election clashes Receive email alerts VenezuelaAmericas News The opposition’s decision to dispute ruling party candidate Nicolás Maduro’s very narrow victory in last Sunday’s presidential election has heightened concern about the effects of the Venezuelan media’s extreme polarization.The demonstrations that have been held or will soon be held in various parts of the country are reinforcing the already considerable dangers for journalists and freedom of information.Reporters Without Borders has learned of two incidents during demonstrations held by the opposition yesterday to press for a complete recount of the ballots.In Caracas, supporters of opposition candidate Henrique Capriles yesterday besieged the buildings that house the Latin American TV news channel TeleSur and the main state-owned TV station, Venezolana de Televisión (VTV). The management of both stations said their staff were threatened and insulted.At the same time, the Press and Society Institute Venezuela (IPYS Venezuela) reported that its correspondent, Juan José Faria, and two other employees of the privately-owned local newspaper La Verdad, photographer Eduardo Méndez and driver Yolman Bejarano, were arrested in San Francisco, in the northwestern state of Zulia.The three men were covering a “cacerolazo” (neighbourhood protest consisting of banging on pots and pans) called by the opposition when the police arrested them on a charge of “destabilization.” After confiscating their equipment and mobile phones, the police said they would be held until a preliminary court hearing scheduled for today.“At a time when each news media and, in particular, each journalist runs the risk of becoming caught in an explosive political situation, we make three urgent recommendations in the wake of those we made before the 14 April election”, Reporters Without Borders said.Our recommendations:- That the competent authorities provide equal safety guarantees to all journalists covering demonstrations and counter-demonstrations.- That the media provide balanced coverage of statements by the leaders and members of the two main political forces.- That media editors and columnists refrain from exaggeration and distortion, and from mutual accusations that will only increase the danger for their reporters in the field.“The two main protagonists of this election, President-elect Nicolás Maduro and opposition leader Henrique Capriles, are also asked to act responsibly,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Both have a duty to ensure respect for fundamental constitutional freedoms – safety, the right to free movement and pluralist news and information.”Reporters Without Borders hopes that its recommendations will be taken by the Organisation of American States, the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) and the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR). Two journalists murdered just days apart in Venezuela Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Venezuela RSF_en Newscenter_img August 25, 2020 Find out more January 13, 2021 Find out more Organisation News Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives VenezuelaAmericas News to go further June 15, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 18 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business: Retail News City National Bank Hires Angel Chen as Pasadena Team Leader From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 | 6:07 pmcenter_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Community News More Cool Stuff Herbeauty18 Ways To Get Rid Of HiccupsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities People Don’t Love AnymoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Beauty Secrets Only Indian Women KnowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News Make a comment Angel ChenCity National Bank today announced that Angel Chen has joined Private Client Services as a senior vice president and team leader of its new satellite office in Pasadena. She will be part of an expanded private banking focus in Pasadena and will be joined by Michael Scott, a senior private client advisor, who joined the bank last year.Chen will serve high-net-worth families, individuals, entrepreneurs and professional service firms in the Pasadena region to ensure that clients can take advantage of all the capabilities of City National, including credit, treasury and cash management, foreign exchange and private wealth management services. Chen, who speaks fluent Mandarin, will also focus on high-net-worth clients in the Chinese community in the San Gabriel Valley. She will report to Scott Witter, manager for Private Client Services in downtown Los Angeles.“A veteran banker with more than a decade of experience in private banking, Angel will help City National establish deeper brand recognition in Pasadena and the surrounding communities, and create important relationships with the Asian population there,” said Witter.Prior to joining City National, Chen was with Bank of the West in Los Angeles where she worked as a senior private client advisor on the wealth management team. She also worked at Wells Fargo and Union Bank of California in Los Angeles. Chen earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of California at Irvine and her MBA from the University of Phoenix.City National Bank is the wholly owned subsidiary of City National Corporation (NYSE:CYN). It is backed by $23.7 billion in total assets, and provides banking, investment and trust services through 79 offices, including 16 full-service regional centers, in Southern California, the San Francisco Bay Area, Nevada, New York City, Nashville, Tenn., and Atlanta. The company and its investment affiliates manage or administer $54.5 billion in client investment assets, including more than $31 billion under direct management. For more information about City National, visit the company’s Website at cnb.com.last_img read more

first_imgWATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Twitter Previous articleSt John’s Cathedral to play host to Southwest Michigan ChoraleNext articleCNN reporter addresses CIPD Mid West forum Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Facebook WELL done to Sean O’Shea from Athea in County Limerick who is the lucky winner of one pair of tickets and two large combo meals for a film of his choice at the Odeon Cinema in Castletroy.The answer to our film competition in last week’s Limerick Post was Patty Jenkins.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up More tickets to give away to the Odeon Cinema in this Thursday’s edition. Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival NewsLocal NewsCompetition winnerBy Alan Jacques – June 12, 2017 874 center_img Print TAGScinemacompetitionlimerickOdeon CinemaOdeon LimerickWonder Woman Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Linkedin Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

first_imgMany thousands of students across the country are still waiting for their student finance applications to be processed.The Student Loans Company has received a record number of requests for loans this year, a 16% increase on 2008, and has been unable to process them in time for the start of many universities’ academic years.One Magdalen College second year explained, “I will not be receiving my student loan until January, and I think it’s appalling. I am fortunate enough to be able to live of savings until then, but it’s such a pain to have to have to re-organise my finances. I can’t imagine how disruptive it must be for those who have to find other means.”Niall Igoe, a St Anne’s student whose loan wasn’t paid until Christmas last year added, “they do seem ridiculously disorganised”.A spokeswoman for the SLC told Cherwell, “This year we have received a record number of applications and calls and an unprecedented number of late applications – 120,000 over a four week period. However, already more than 750,000 students have had their applications for funding approved.”She further explained, “We have put in place a number of measures for students to follow the progress of their applications and to address the problems some people have had trying to get through to our customer advisers. These include additional telephone lines, additional staff and directing customers to the website to find answers to common queries.”Ralph Seymour-Jackson, chief executive of the SLC, apologised to those affected saying, “The problems with phone lines are real. We’re not pretending any different. Students are struggling to get through and we can’t pretend otherwise. For that we apologise unreservedly and ask people to use the website as much as they can.”He claimed that an unprecedented rise in late applications, caused in part by the recession, had caused the delays. He said, “We are telling out staff they can have all the overtime they want. But the applications are unprecedented.”Wes Streeting, the President of the National Union of Students, has strongly criticised the SLC for the problems, “I’m absolutely furious at the bizarre claim of the head of Student Finance England, Ralph Seymour-Jackson, that delays to the payment of loans to 50,000 students are ‘reasonable’.“Tell that to the students I’ve spoken to who are panicking about how to pay rent, pay bills and pay for food. He must have been speaking live from Cloud Cuckoo Land!”OUSU President Stefan Baskerville has been working to ensure that Oxford students will not struggle until late loans arrive. He commented, “OUSU has been in contact with the University Funding Office and has advised common room presidents on the situation. Some students may begin term short of funding for reasons outside of their own control, and will be looking to colleges for support and assistance. Colleges should be sensitive to the difficulties that some students will face, and flexible with regard to battels payments until full funding comes through.”Pauline Linières-Hartley, Wadham College Bursar, confirmed that the college was ready to respond to loan delays, “Students have been asked to let us know if they are having problems so that we can arrange deferral of payment where this is necessary.”Chris Wigg, treasurer at St Anne’s College offered a similar response, “If a student is relying on a student loan for funding and has applied properly and timely but has not received the loan due to problems with the loan company, then of course we will make allowance for this in settlement of college accounts.”This is the first year that the SLC has handled applications directly. Previously they were handled by local authorities. David Willetts, the Conservative shadow skills secretary, pointed out that the new system “did not appear to be working properly”.last_img read more

first_imgA member of the Fastrax professional skydiving team carries a gigantic American flag while making a patriotic landing on the Ocean City beach. By MADDY VITALEJumps, loops, rolls and a lot of G-forces went into Ocean City’s Air Show on Sunday, with expert skydivers and aerobatic pilots showcasing their talents for the thousands of spectators who marveled at the stunts.Families packed the beaches and lined up along the Boardwalk from Sixth to 14th streets for the Aerobatic Air Show. The crowd also got to see a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter demonstration of a water rescue, planes built in the 1940s and even a T-33, the U.S. Air Force’s first operational jet and a piece of U.S. aviation history. Team Fastrax, a professional skydiving outfit that dedicates every performance to a fallen service member or first responder, has appeared in the air show for three years. Team Fastrax members pose with a photo of Army Specialist Alyssa Peterson, who died in the line of duty. They dedicated their jump in her honor. (Courtesy Team Fastrax)The skydivers floated to the crowd displaying the American flag. Sunday’s performance was dedicated to Army Specialist Alyssa Peterson from Flagstaff, Ariz., who died on Sept 15, 2003, while supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom, Fastrax team leader Matt Harvey explained.Harvey said in an interview shortly after the jump that the team enjoys performing in Ocean City.“Ocean City is one our favorite places to jump. We’re happy to be a part of it and have been doing it in Ocean City for three years. We hope to come back each year. It is one of the most beautiful places to perform.”When it came to aerobatics, pilot Scott Francis and his high-performance aerobatic plane wowed the crowd with his stunts in his MXS aircraft, for yet another year in Ocean City. Stunt pilots wowed the crowds Sunday.He hovered above the ocean and did loops and twists that seemed to defy gravity.And he seemed to do it with ease. He even spoke to the crowds below.“Hope everybody is having a great time down there,” Francis said from his aircraft. “I’m having a great time up here.”Crowds flocked to the beach to view the Coast Guard helicopter rescue mission demonstration. The helicopter hovered over the ocean. Bright colored smoke displayed where the “swimmer” was. After a few moments, the swimmer was brought up to safety. The onlookers clapped at the mock mission.Spectators applauded the success of the U.S. Coast Guard rescue demonstration over the water.Mike Mangos, of Havertown, Pa., and his wife, Kay, and their sons, Tai, 8, and 5-year-old Ken, came down especially for the air show.The boys looked to the skies in wonderment when Team Fastrax floated down with the flag banners. “The jumps are definitely the boys’ favorites,” Mike Mangos said. “I grew up coming down to Ocean City. Now, I like bringing my family down.”Kay Mangos said the air show was a special treat for the family.“We’re having fun,” she said.Mike Mangos and his wife, Kay, and their sons, Tai, 8, and 5-year-old Ken enjoy the show.Paula Moore, of West Chester, Pa., and her daughter, Genevieve, came down to enjoy their summer home in Ocean City for one last hoorah before her daughter heads back to the school.“We found out this was happening and had to come check it out,” Paula Moore said.The air show followed a festival at the Ocean City Municipal Airport on Saturday that included airplane displays, demonstrations and family-friendly entertainment.Paula Moore, of West Chester, Pa., and her daughter, Genevieve, look to the skies in amazement.Some of the other performers included:Mark Meredith Air Shows: Retired U.S. Navy Capt. Mark Meredith performed award-winning spins and aerobatics. Ace Maker 33: Gregory “Wired” Colyer showed off the capabilities of the T-33, the U.S. Air Force’s first operational jet. Tucano Air Shows: The MK1 Tucano and its 1,100-horsepower turboprop “not only roars, it whines,” according to its pilot. The Tucano executed loops and other maneuvers at all speeds. Kevin Russo Air Shows: Russo is in his 22nd year flying air shows with his restored SNJ-6, which was built in 1944 and delivered to the Navy during World War II. Crowds take video and snap photos with their cellphones.Vintage planes fly in close formation.last_img read more