Global media giant IMG has entered a strategic partnership with virtual sports developer Leap Gaming Topics: Sports betting Tech & innovation DFS DFS 12th June 2018 | By contenteditor Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: Fantasy Sports AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Leap Gaming scores with IMG Global media giant IMG has entered a strategic partnership with virtual sports developer Leap Gaming.IMG said the partnership strengthens its drive to provide the broadest portfolio of technology driven betting and gaming solutions for its global customer base.IMG said Leap’s suite of products will complement IMG’s existing streaming and official data services within its gaming operation. It added that the alliance “will generate significant strategic momentum for both businesses”.Freddie Longe, senior vice-president and managing director at IMG Gaming, said: “Our partnership with Leap Gaming significantly expands IMG Gaming’s touchpoints with the sports betting and gaming sector.“We are excited to begin the journey of executing against our shared strategic vision focused on unlocking further value for our global customer base.”The partnership has been projected to facilitate the rapid expansion of Leap Gaming’s portfolio of virtual sports titles across online and retail platforms.Yariv Lissauer, chief executive of Leap Gaming, said: “The strategic partnership with IMG Gaming will accelerate Leap Gaming’s growth story and provide substantial benefit and value to Leap Gaming and IMG Gaming’s customers.”Related article: GVC extends virtual sports deal with Leap Gaming Email Address
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address Topics: People Strategy Swedish online gambling developer Gaming Corps has appointed Mats Lundin, formerly of iSoftBet and Play’n Go, as its new chief commercial officer. Gaming Corps names Lundin as new commercial chief Swedish online gambling developer Gaming Corps has appointed Mats Lundin, formerly of iSoftBet and Play’n Go, as its new chief commercial officer.In his new role, Lundin (pictured) will take charge of sales, establishing new commercial partnerships and the operational development production.Lundin joins Gaming Corps having most recently served as head of sales at casino games software provider iSoftBet.Prior to this, he also spent more than three years as head of sales for Central and Eastern Europe at slots supplier Play’n Go.“My goal is to establish Gaming Corps as a well known developer and games supplier, contributing to the continued growth of this company for which the board and management team have done an amazing job laying the foundation,” Lundin said.“With my global network I hope to have an impact on the final products in terms of quality and availability, so that our output is on par with what the end user expects from a prominent games provider.”Gaming Corps’ chief executive Juha Kauppinen said as the developer continues to expand its business by launching new igaming products, it must strengthen its operational management in order to meet the demand of intense sales activities.“It is very positive that Mats has agreed to shoulder the responsibility of CCO and join the management team now that Gaming Corps enters this new phase,” Kauppinen said.“With over five years’ experience in the iGaming business and 15 years’ experience in sales, Mats has the background and the drive we need, and I bid him a warm welcome.” Tags: Online Gambling People 4th August 2020 | By contenteditor Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter
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And those who return negative tests would immediately take an Emirates flight to reach the UAE, and go into two-week quarantine there, said sources. They wouldn’t have to worry about their visas and tickets as that would be arranged by STAR India.‘Some of us have taken the COVID-19 test on Saturday after we were informed by STAR bosses of the re-jigged plan after more than 10 personnel associated with the IPL teams tested positive, confirmed by the BCCI on Saturday. We have been instructed to be on standby to take the flights, starting as early as August 30, after getting a negative Covid test report,‘ a senior member of the production team told IANS.Members of the production team, many of whom are freelancers from various countries, have been asked to carry a hard copy of the negative Covid-19 test report and also email the report to their immediate superiors. All the personnel will have to undergo another Covid-19 Test on landing at an airport in the UAE, followed by a two-week quarantine.IPL 2020 : Star Sports to form 3 different production crews for 3 different locationsThree production crews would be formed – one each for Dubai, Sharjah, and Abu Dhabi – to cover the IPL. Each one remains stationed in each UAE emirate as their COVID protocols differ from each other.But since the BCCI hasn’t released the IPL scheduled so far – the Coronavirus pandemic is another reason – STAR India too hasn’t been able to finalise their crews. Each crew is likely to comprise 70-80 personnel, and most of these are expected to be from India, as usual.The source pointed out that the final strength of the crews would depend on the number of personnel eventually available after the results of the Covid tests have come in. ‘If the number of desired people, who will come from across the world, are finally not available, the strength may be reduced, possibly along with the number of the cameras used for a match. But the reduction would not impact the quality of the coverage and viewers wouldn’t be able to make out that a reduced team is producing the coverage of the same high quality,’ he said.Usually, 35 cameras are used to cover a big match, like that of the IPL.The BCCI on Saturday confirmed that 13 personnel, including two unnamed players who are to play in IPL, have tested positive for COVID-19. The BCCI didn’t reveal the identities of the personnel or their team(s).The BCCI has only announced that the IPL would be played from September 19 to November 10. But the IPL 2020 schedule is still awaited. 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Masimba Holdings Limited (MSHL.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about Masimba Holdings Limited (MSHL.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Masimba Holdings Limited (MSHL.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Masimba Holdings Limited (MSHL.zw) 2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileMasimba Holdings Limited is a well-established company in Zimbabwe providing engineering and infrastructure solutions to the agricultural, commercial and corporate sector as well as housing, mining, public and water sectors. The company has three operation divisions; Masimba Construction Zimbabwe, Proplastics and Property Development. Masimba Construction is responsible for design, development, planning, engineering and construction of commercial buildings, private housing developments and earthwork projects in Zimbabwe, and the fabrication and erection of structural steel. The other subsidiaries offer turnkey engineering solutions to the construction industry, aswell as provide reinforcement steel, steel fixing, wire mesh and cutting and bending products. Masimba Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange
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What does that mean for the share prices of the listed supermarkets?A price war spells trouble for share pricesThe major trade magazine for the sector, The Grocer, has said Tesco (LSE: TSCO) is gearing up to take on the discounters.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…It’s understandable why. According to the most recent data from analyst Kantar WorldPanel, since the start of 2018, the market share of Aldi has grown from 7% to 7.5%. Lidl has increased from 5% to 5.8%.Now with Tesco being more focused on the UK and Ireland after pulling out of many overseas markets (including most recently from Poland), there’s a need for it to maintain market share here.A combination of the threat from the discounters along with a struggling economy and consumer belt-tightening, means food and drink prices are likely to be under pressure.I’ve been positive about Tesco shares recently, but a price war is unlikely to create any winners in the short term. I think the shares are now riskier. Worst hit I think will be the suppliers though, some of which are listed. I think these are best avoided along with Tesco. The suppliers that could be hit hardGreencore is one of these suppliers. The FTSE 250 company is already under pressure. Covid-19 caused a sharp decline in its food-to-go categories and this has led to the group withdrawing guidance and suspending the dividend.Pricing pressure from its customers, at a time when revenues are still only at 60% or so of where the group would expect them to be, will be very unwelcome. The shares have been struggling for a long time. I see little reason now why they will recover. Even a P/E of only 8 wouldn’t tempt me into buying these shares. Another supplier to supermarkets is Bakkavor (LSE: BAKK) which says on its website that it’s “the leading provider of fresh prepared food (FPF) in the UK, with a growing international presence in the US and China.”Its shares are even cheaper on a P/E of six. Like Greencore though, I see little reason to pile into the shares. I think it’s telling that while most shares have recovered a lot of the ground since the stock market crash back in March, this share price has languished. 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Please enter your name here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSApopka Police DepartmentLeah BrownMissing Person Alertupdate Previous articleOrange Co. clerk’s office hosts free legal forum: Evictions process in a COVID-19 environmentNext article4 Things to Do Before Traveling Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR From the Apopka Police DepartmentLast week on Wednesday, July 1, The Apopka Voice received an online plea for help posted in the comments section under the original alert article, that read in part: “Leah is still missing. Please don’t let her become one of the ones no one ever finds again. Not a whole lot is being done currently. Please I beg you to help us. There is a lot more to this situation than is being released and Leah is in danger. Please help us. Please.”On Monday, July 6, the Apopka Police Department confirmed that Leah Brown is currently still missing, stating, “We are following all leads provided.”If you or anyone you know has any information on Leah Brown or the situation that would be helpful, please contact the Apopka Police Department directly at 407-703-1757 or [email protected] alert below, with updates from May 26, 2020:Leah BrownLeah Brown (16 years old) returned home and was left in the care of her parents. A short time later, the Apopka Police Department was notified that Leah had run away again. She was wearing blue jeans, brown thrasher shirt, black jacket with black shoes and carrying a replica Louie Vuitton bag and camo back pack.The Apopka Police Department is asking anyone with information to contact the Apopka Police De-partment at 407-703-1757 or [email protected] with information can also call CRIME-LINE at 1-800-423-TIPS.May 20, 2020Leah Brown, 16 years old, was last seen on May 20, 2020 near the 1800 block of Lake Francis Drive, Apopka, Florida 32712.Missing teen, Leah BrownIt is unknown what Leah was wearing when she left the residence. She has a left nostril piercing and acne scaring on her cheeks. She is 5’02” and weighs 105 pounds with blonde hair and green eyes.The Apopka Police Department is asking anyone with information to contact the Apopka Police Department at 407-703-1757 or [email protected] Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Aircrew strip for fundraising calendar AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Men and women of 23 Squadron, based at RAF Waddington, in Lincolnshire, have appeared in a nude calendar to raise funds for children’s charity Strut (Short Term Respite Unit Trust).RAF senior officers’ concerns were apparently removed when they saw that the calendar was “tasteful.” The aircrew appear at work in military situations dressed only in their flying boots. The calendar has sold 1,500 copies in two months, and the aircrew hope to sell 5,000 by Christmas, raising £17,000.The calendar is being sold for £7 including post and packing. It will also help the National Kidney Research Fund Lincoln Renal Unit. Advertisement 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. 51 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 28 August 2002 | News
Main image: Tesco by Gordon Joly on Flickr.com 179 total views, 1 views today Tagged with: corporate Funding plastic bag levy Recycling “Over the last year, the money raised from our customers buying single-use carrier bags has resulted in £24 million being awarded to over 2,400 local community projects – all chosen by our customers. I’ve seen first-hand the diversity of brilliant projects, ranging from outdoor classrooms, sports facilities, community gardens, play areas and everything in-between.“In order for even more local projects to benefit from this money, customers will now be invited to vote for their favourite community projects every time they shop with us.”GroundworkTesco is working with environmental improvement charity, Groundwork, to help deliver its Bags of Help scheme. Groundwork’s national Chief Executive, Graham Duxbury, said:“Now that the scheme will be permanently open for applications, we expect even more communities to benefit from fantastic projects that create or provide access to better, healthier and greener places.”Nominations from community groups and customers can be made via Tesco’s BagsofHelp site. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis42 More community groups to receive funding from Tesco’s £24m bag charge fund Supermarket Tesco is changing the way it distributes funding from its Bags of Help initiative. It will give many more charities and groups the chance to share in the £24 million it distributes from the income it receives from charging for plastic bags.From 1 December 2016 Tesco’s Bags of Help initiative will invite customers to vote for their favourite community projects every month. Until now the awards programme has been run every nine months.From 1 December Tesco customers will decide on a monthly basis which groups get grants of up to £5,000, £2,000 and £1,000 in regions across the UK. The money must still be used by groups seeking to use and develop outdoor spaces in ways that will benefit their local community.Voting for the first month’s groups will run in Tesco stores across the UK throughout December. Customers will be able to cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop. Each month 600 community groups will receive a grant, three in each of the 200 Tesco regions.7,000 more projectsA community gardening project funded by Tesco’s Bags of Help initiative.Tesco estimates that the monthly funding will mean more than 7,000 projects receive funding from the scheme every year.Matt Davies, UK CEO from Tesco said: Advertisement Howard Lake | 28 November 2016 | News 180 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis42 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.
News Help by sharing this information to go further February 1, 2021 Find out more Organisation EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Follow the news on Egypt Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison EgyptMiddle East – North Africa News Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders is stunned and appalled by today’s announcement by the Egyptian prosecutor’s office that 20 Al-Jazeera journalists are to be prosecuted on charges of “undermining national unity and social peace” and “broadcasting false information.”RWB condemns this decision, calls for the withdrawal of all these charges and demands the immediate and unconditional release of all the journalists currently detained.The harassment of the Qatar-based TV network and its journalists must stop. It is just deepening the divisions in Egypt’s increasingly polarized society and is bringing further discredit on the Egyptian authorities in the eyes of international public opinion.Sixteen of the 20 indicted Al-Jazeera journalists are Egyptians. The statement by the prosecutor’s office said they are accused of membership of a “terrorist organization” – an allusion to deposed President Mohammed Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood party – and “undermining national unity and social peace.”The four foreigners – two Britons, an Australian and a Dutch citizen – are accused of “collaborating with (these) Egyptians by provide them with money, equipment and information (…) and broadcasting unreal scenes to give the impression to the outside world that there is a civil war.”Only eight of the 20 are currently detained. The authorities are looking for the others. The statement by the prosecutor’s office did not name the imprisoned journalists. They include reporter Peter Greste (who is Australian), Cairo bureau chief Mohamed Adel Fahmy (who has Canadian and Egyptian dual citizenship), Baher Mohamed (arrested in a Cairo hotel on 29 December), Abdallah Al-Shami (arrested on 14 August) and Mohamed Badr (arrested on 15 July). Persecution timeline Ever since President Morsi’s removal on 3 July 2013, the authorities have hounded news media and journalists suspected of direct or indirect links with Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood, which was banned on 23 September and was declared a terrorist organization on 25 December.On 3 July, the authorities closed four local TV stations: Misr 25, which was operated by the Freedom and Justice Party (the Muslim Brotherhood), and Al-Hafiz, Al-Nas and Rahma, three stations that supported Morsi. In reaction to Misr 25’s closure, a new Egyptian station, Ahrar 25, was launched in mid-July.On 5 July, Nilesat, the Egyptian telecommunications satellite operator, blocked three pan-Arab TV stations: Al-Quds and Al-Aqsa (Palestinian stations affiliated to Hamas), and Al-Yarmouk, a Muslim Brotherhood station based in Jordan.In 20 August, police raided the Cairo bureau of the Ihlas News Agency (IHA), a privately-owned Turkish news agency, and arrested its bureau chief, Tahir Osman Hamde. He was held arbitrarily until 4 September. As relations between Turkey and Egypt declined, other Turkish media were also targeted by the Egyptian authorities.On 28 August, the ministry of investment, information and communications technology and media declared Al-Jazeera Mubasher Misr (a Cairo-based Al-Jazeera affiliate) to be illegal and forbidden to operate in Egypt. On 3 September, the administrative court of the State Council announced the closure of four TV stations (or their local bureaux) – Al-Jazeera Mubasher Misr, Ahrar 25, Al-Quds and Al-Yarmouk –for “threatening social peace,” “disseminating rumours and false, misleading reports” and inciting hatred and public disorder. This announcement confirmed measures already adopted arbitrarily.On 10 September, the police raided the Cairo offices of Turkey’s state-owned Turkish Radio and Television Corporation (TRT), seizing production equipment, computers and recordings. Under pressure from the authorities, TRT decided to temporarily suspend its operations in Egypt. Metin Turan, a TRT journalist arrested on 16 August, was released after 100 days in detention.On 12 November, the head of the reportedly pro-Muslim Brotherhood Rassd news network was arrested at his home. The reason for his arrest and his place of detention are still unknown.On 28 November, Hani Salah Eddine, the managing editor of the closed Misr 25 TV channel, was stopped at Cairo airport as he was about to board a flight to London. After responding to a summons to appear before the prosecutor-general, he was arrested on 1 December in an investigation into the “dissemination of mendacious information” and “inciting violence.” News Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution News Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff January 22, 2021 Find out more February 6, 2021 Find out more RSF_en January 29, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Egyptian authorities to put 20 Al-Jazeera journalists on trial
By admin – January 24, 2018 An 18-wheeler hauling frac sand heads east Friday morning toward Midland on 42nd Street. Local police and transportation officials say there has been a huge increase in sand trucks traveling from the Permian Basin sand mines through the city. The city is planning to enforce a truck routes ordinance banning them from taking high-traffic routes and wants to hire traffic officers to enforce commercial truck rules. Home Local News City seeks to curb truck traffic Smoked Bacon Wrapped French Vidalia OnionFruit Salad to Die ForUpside Down Blueberry Pie CheesecakePowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterest Previous articleUTPB student heading to string festivalNext articleFive things you need to know today, Jan. 24 admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR OC employee of the year always learning 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School Local News City seeks to curb truck traffic The City of Odessa is preparing to ramp up enforcement of a new truck routes ordinance aimed at curbing most semi-truck traffic within the city limits at a time when police and transportation officials report a surge in such traffic along 42nd Street.The ordinance, approved last summer, effectively eliminates local semi-truck routes in the city by restricting semis to Interstate 20 and Loop 338. Trucks with a delivery in the city limits are required to use the shortest route.And drivers who violate the ordinance could be cited and fined up to $2,000. On Tuesday, the Odessa City Council was expected to approve an agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation to install and maintain signs notifying drivers of the new rules.City officials, who say the through traffic is dangerous, noisy and hard on city roads, described the agreement with TxDOT as one of the final steps in establishing the truck routes, with a target completion date for the installations by March 1. The agreement calls for the city to pay $21,510 for the large truck route signs, which TxDOT would install and maintain.Meanwhile, police and transportation officials say the Permian Basin sand mining boom is bringing a surge of heavy truck traffic through 42nd Street as drivers traveling east on Highway 302 seek a shortcut or a break inside the city.“If there’s a reason for them not to come in here, then they won’t,” said District 4 Councilman Mike Gardner, who supports the greater restrictions and manages an oilfield trucking company. “That settles a lot of your problems.”Before the new ordinance, the city required trucks driving through the city to travel on West County Road, 42nd Street, Business 20, Grandview Avenue, parts of Andrews Highway and the portion of Kermit Highway between West County Road and the loop.Drivers hauling hazardous material were already restricted to the loop and the interstate.Gardner said he also wants the city to act on a proposal by Odessa Police Chief Mike Gerke to train a couple officers in enforcement of heavy truck laws such as weight requirements in an effort to reduce hazards to drivers and damage to city roadways.Gerke and Gardner have pointed to an uptick in sand truck traffic. In the past year, nearly two dozen sand mine projects were announced in West Texas by companies seeking to meet a surge in demand for cheaper frac sand. But only few had opened by the end of December, including Hi-Crush in Winkler County, with several more expected to begin shipping sand in the early months of 2018.“You can see them up and down 42nd Street,” said District 2 Councilman Dewey Bryant, whose bank office is on the thoroughfare. “And it’s going to get worse.” Facebook Twitter Twitter ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ WhatsApp Facebook