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Sportradar names Aquila as new global chairman

first_img Topics: Sports betting Strategy Sportradar names Aquila as new global chairman Sportradar has expanded its global board with the addition of four new members, including Tony Aquila, who has been appointed global chairman.Marc Walder, Herve Couturier and George Fleet make up the quartet of new appointments and now join Sportradar CEO Carsten Koerl, as well as shareholder representatives from the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and growth equity firm TCV, on the board.Aquila (pictured) is the founder, chairman and CEO of Solera Holdings, a global technology company that develops solutions to manage and protect both businesses and consumers in the automotive, mobility, financial and cybersecurity industries.Walder, a former professional tennis player on the ATP Tour, currently serves as CEO of Swiss media group Ringier, while Fleet is head of advisory at Canaccord Genuity.Couturier is a non-executive board member at investment management software provider SimCorp SAS and Sabre, which provides various solutions to the travel industry. He was also previously chief technology officer at Amadeus.Speaking about his new role, Aquila said: “Sportradar has always played a pivotal role in innovating and strengthening the industry as it continues to gain market share in key regions such as the US and secure its leadership position.“I, along with the board, look forward to working with Carsten to help take the company to the next level and continue its aggressive growth and expansion.”Confirmation of the four new appointments comes after Sportradar expanded its business last month with the launch of two new ventures.Sportradar has linked up with big data company DOJO Madness to introduce Bayes Esports Solutions, a joint venture focusing on developing esports data solutions for B2B customers. Bayes Esports Solutions will provide data for betting operators, esports broadcasters and media organisations around the world to cover professional esports competitions.Sportradar has also launched ‘ad:s’, a new full-service marketing solution for bookmakers. The service incorporates a number of marketing solutions that Sportradar said will help sports betting brands to develop more efficient and effective customer acquisition and retention strategies. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Sports betting Sportradar has appointed four new members to its board, including Tony Aquila as global chairman. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 5th February 2019 | By contenteditor Email Addresslast_img read more

German operators begin online casino transition period

first_img“Online gambling enjoys great popularity worldwide,” the operator’s chief regulatory officer Karin Klein said. “The transitional regulation in force since today (15 October) is an important step towards clear and reliable regulation for consumers, operators and authorities.  However, Tipico has already announced that its systems are now fully compliant. German operators begin online casino transition period The initial announcement had prompted criticism from operator association the Deutscher Sportwettenverband (DSWV), which pointed out that the industry was being asked to complete projects that could take months in a matter of days.  This vertical, under the Glücksspielneuregulierungstaatsvertrag (GlüNeuRStV), is tightly controlled. The legislation allows states to hand their lotteries a monopoly for the products, or if private operators are permitted to offer them, may only award as many licences as there are land-based casinos in their borders.  While it initially looked as if the industry was being expected to make all these changes by the 15 October start date – effectively two weeks after it was announced – there appears to be a two-month window to implement the €1 slot stake cap and spin. Other elements such as the player protection controls are to be put in place for the beginning of the transition period.  Across all tolerated forms of gambling – ie, sports betting, poker and slots – a €1,000 monthly spending cap must be imposed. A small number of customers can apply to have this limit raised to €10,000 or €30,000 provided they undergo enhanced due diligence checks and ongoing monitoring of their activity. Advertising casino products will also be prohibited under the agreement. Compliance Again, questions remain over deadlines for operators to comply with the terms of the Treaty. GVC has estimated that it will take until early 2021 to make its systems compliant and impose controls such as spending limits, but it is likely that Hesse, which handled the licensing process, will demand an accelerated timetable. Tags: GVC Holdings Germany Glücksspielstaatsvertrag Glücksspielneuregulierungstaatsvertrag Tipico Germany’s transition period, in which operators will be permitted to offer heavily restricted forms of online poker and slots without fear of prosecution, is now underway, and the industry has until 15 December to comply with new regulatory conditions. Online slots will be subject to a €1 per spin stake cap, with multiplay functionality removed, and five second intervals between spins.  16th October 2020 | By Robin Harrison “It is important that the rules are now also enforced against all market participants.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Under this agreement, the terms of which were agreed by state lawmakers in September but not confirmed until earlier this month, operators have been required to remove all table games from their German-facing sites.  This was made possible by the Hesse Administrative Court throwing out an injunction handed down in late March, which brought the process to a halt.  Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Sports betting Poker Product & technology Slots Compliance Licensing Regulation Online sports betting Retail sports betting The launch of the compliance period comes after an eight year process to award the country’s first sports betting licences, under the third amended State Treaty on Gambling (Glücksspielstaatsvertrag) came to an end, with 15 brands licensed.  Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: Europe Central and Eastern Europe Germany How these rules will be enforced remains unclear; local media reports that states have not yet agreed upon whether compliance will be monitored by any specific authority. Furthermore, with some concerned about the compromise agreement, it remains to be seen whether some states will avoid any involvement before the GlüNeuRStV comes into force from July 2021.  Email Addresslast_img read more

Guinness Nigeria plc ( Q12014 Interim Report

first_imgGuinness Nigeria plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Guinness Nigeria plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Guinness Nigeria plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Guinness Nigeria plc (  2014 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileGuinness Nigeria brews beer in Nigeria and packages and markets a range of international spirits, beers and ready-to-drink beverages. Well-known brands in its product range include Guinness Foreign Extra Stout, Guinness Extra Smooth, Malta Guinness and Harp Lager Beer. Brands in its Spirits range include Smirnoff and Gordon’s; brands in it beer range include Guinness, Harp, Dubic and Satzenbrau; and brands in its ready-to-drink range include Orijin and Malta Guinness. Guinness Stout was first exported to Sierra Leone in 1827 and became very popular across West Africa. Ikeja in Lagos, Nigeria was chosen in 1963 as the first location outside the British Isles to brew the iconic dark beer. Riding on the back of steady growth in markets for Guinness Stout and Harp Lager, Guinness Nigeria Plc now has 5 brewing plants in the country. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Guinness Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Academy Press Plc ( Q32018 Interim Report

first_imgAcademy Press Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Printing & Publishing sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Academy Press Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Academy Press Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Academy Press Plc (  2018 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileAcademy Press Plc is an established printing company in Nigeria offering services for the printing of labels, calendars, company annual reports, books, magazines and marketing material. The company offers additional printing related services which include supply of graphic material, layout design, typesetting, artwork, photography, colour separation and binding. The Commercial printing division produces calendars, annual reports, labels, insertions, posters, handbills, invoices, waybills, deposit/withdrawal forms, account opening forms, receipts and point of sales material. Periodicals printed by Academy Press include magazines, journals, reports and seminar papers. Publications printed include educational and religious books, biographies, maps and diaries. Computer stationary printed includes listing papers, customer statements, utility bills and pay slips. Academy Press has two major subsidiaries; Academy Press Specialised Print Services, which prints documents with high security risks such as tickets, coupons, vouchers, letterheads, receipts, invoices and continuous forms for computer usage as well as bank statements, pay-in slips and bank notes; West African Book Publishers (WABP) prints high-end publications for the discerning reader. The company has offices in Lagos and Abuja in Nigeria and in Accra in Ghana. Academy Press Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Lyon back-row Carl Fearns

first_imgHow about your most embarrassing moment in rugby? While I was at Bath, I remember giving the Leinster crowd some stick during a Champions Cup quarter-final. Later, I took a high ball but one second later followed that up by throwing a pass straight over George Ford’s head.Who would be your three dream dinner party guests and why?It would be Frank Sinatra first. I’ve always listened to him since I was 12 years old and he’s one cool rooster. He can bring the cigars too…Then Bobby Fischer. As a keen chess player, it would be great for him to take my game to the next level post dinner.Dinner guest: Chess master Bobby Fischer (Getty Images)Alan Shearer is the last dinner guest. I supported Blackburn Rovers before I supported Liverpool, as my dad played for them back in the day and is from there. When Shearer left the club for Newcastle, I switched to Liverpool.Any pre-match superstitions?I always have a shave before games. But it’s just the face… not the legs.Which team-mate would you like to be for a day and why?  I would definitely like to be our scrum-half Baptiste Couilloud for a day because he’s rapid, he’s young and he’s good-looking.Fine nine: Baptiste Couilloud on the attack for Lyon (Getty Images)Who is the tightest team-mate you’ve ever had? It would have to be any of the South African lads at Lyon! They send all their cash back home at the start of the month after we’ve been paid.Is there anyone you would like to be stuck in a lift with? It would be someone like Jimmy Carr so I could get some better banter.What’s your guilty pleasure? I like all of the Pitch Perfect films. And yes, I do sing along with them.Do you have any hidden talents? Not really, but I do like getting on the karaoke machine after a few too many drinks. I’ve been referred to many times as the songbird of my generation. Lyon’s Liverpudlian back-row Carl Fearns on karaoke, pranks and misadventures in France On the ball: Carl Fearns in action for Lyon this season (Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img Downtime with Lyon back-row Carl FearnsDo you have any phobias?  I don’t like deep-sea water. I hate swimming in the sea if I can’t see the bottom and I don’t like heights. I’ve got to keep this 120kg on solid ground.What really winds you up? There are a lot of things that annoy me. But now I’m living the relaxed life in France, I try to let most of it go.Who are the big jokers you’ve played with? When I was at Bath, Ross Batty and Nathan Catt were very funny. And probably some of the Sandbach RUFC lads when I was at Sale Sharks, although they were more crazy.Any practical jokes you can share?Some of Batty and Catt’s best work was when they called up our kitman at Bath and offered him the British & Irish Lions job. He replied: “It would be an honour and a privilege, thank you so much!” He was nearly in tears.Funny man: Nathan Catt is something of a joker (Getty Images)Then there was the time they put his underpants on all the dummies on the training pitch just before our session in Portugal. They really did terrorise that poor man.How is your French? Pas mal. I understand French well now and I’m getting there on the speaking front. Most of the time when I try to speak French, people look at me in bemusement, then realise what I mean and say the exact same thing I said but with a better French accent.I am absolutely loving it here in France. This Lyon team is the closest team I have ever been involved with. They are very emotional people here and I like that about them. You can’t get things done quickly in France, though.If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?None. I’m already superhuman!Do you have a nickname?The Inferno. There is a rather embarrassing story behind it, too. During my first week at Lyon, we had a social after a pre-season camp in the middle of the woods. The lads made a big fire in the middle of the camp and I decided to drink a bottle of gin. I got up and tripped over a branch and went straight into the fire.I remember Pierre, our coach, saying “You will play next week” as they put me into the ambulance. I woke up in the middle of a French hospital hallway with a lot of crude drawings on my chest. And then I wasn’t fit to play again for another three months.What’s the funniest thing you’ve ever seen on the pitch? I’m usually on my hands and knees catching my breath so don’t see much! This article originally appeared in the November 2018 edition of Rugby World.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.last_img read more

Kenyan faith leaders exchange roses as reminder of HIV/AIDS

first_img Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Bath, NC [Ecumenical News International, Nairobi, Kenya] At a Roman Catholic church center near the Kenyan town of Thika, red roses were exchanged among faith leaders on Valentine’s Day as reminder of their call to love and care for people infected and affected by HIV and AIDS.The Christian and Muslim leaders had gathered under the Kenyan chapter of the International Network of Religious Leaders Living with or Affected by HIV/AIDS to discuss how to strengthen current approaches being used to fight the epidemic.“A red rose is a sign of love, but many people infected by HIV/AIDS don’t often get the expression of it. In most cases they face animosity, but as religious leaders, we can be different,” the Rev. Joseph Njakai of the Anglican Church of Kenya told ENInews on Feb. 14.“By exchanging the flowers, we are emphasizing that there is still love, even when people are infected … This is the message we are passing to the communities.”The leaders are meeting amid increased calls for comprehensive prevention approaches, following new trends such as drug resistant tuberculosis and discordance (where one is infected) among couples. Nearly 344,000 couples in Kenya are HIV discordant, the Integrated Regional Information Networks reported on Feb. 14.Africa’s main approach has been the ABC (Abstain, Be faithful, use a Condom) since the 1980s, but this has many shortcomings, according to faith leaders. The clerics want to include a response known as SAVE (safer practices, access to treatment, voluntary counseling and testing and empowerment).According to Christian Aid, the U.K.-based charity, SAVE was developed to overcome the inaccurate connection of immorality to HIV, which has resulted in more stigma.“(ABC) implies that people who are HIV positive have failed to abstain and being faithful. It suggests that people should abstain and that condoms are the last resort. SAVE provides a more holistic and non-judgmental approach,” said Christian Aid, in a published guide.In Kenya, which is huge exporter of roses, nearly 1.5 million people are living with HIV/AIDS. With many Africans dressing in red to mark Valentine’s Day, faith leaders sent out messages to urge restraint on unprotected sex or other activities that might lead to further infections.Those at the meeting highlighted that love was the greatest commandment of all religions, above red roses and chocolates.“The message is simple, God loves all, whether they are infected or not. This is very crucial in the struggle against HIV,” said the Rev. Ephraim Mbugua of the Presbyterian Church of East Africa.“The power is immense, but communities have neglected this commandment. We have to go to the drawing board,” said Sheikh Al Hajj Ramadan Hussein, a Muslim leader caring for persons affected by HIV/AIDS. 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Arsenal chooses Save the Children as its first global charity partner

first_imgArsenal chooses Save the Children as its first global charity partner Arsenal Football Club has chosen Save the Children to be its first ever global charity partner. It will support the charity on a range of education projects in the UK and overseas.The partnership was officially introduced to club supporters at this weekend’s Emirates Cup. One of many children to benefit from Save the Children’s Families and Schools Together (FAST) programme was chosen to carry the match ball out onto the pitch ahead of the game between Arsenal and New York Red Bulls.Through the partnership Arsenal will support the FAST programme and the charity’s Eat, Sleep, Learn, Play! (ESLP) initiative.Arsenal will run fundraising activities such as the dedicated Matchday and ‘Be a Gunner. Be a Runner’ scheme, together with additional activities supporting community work in the UK and overseas. The Club will also continue to back Save the Children’s disaster relief work, having made donations to the Japan Appeal and more recently, the charity’s East Africa Appeal to support the millions of children facing starvation in the region.Justin Forsyth, Chief Executive of Save the Children said: “We are absolutely thrilled to be joining with Arsenal Football club on this exciting new partnership. With our combined local and global reach we can make a huge difference to children’s lives in the UK and overseas. Indeed, it seems that everywhere I travel children tell me they support Arsenal!”Arsenal’s Chief Executive, Ivan Gazidis said: “We have a tradition on and off the pitch of bringing the best out of young people and know the Arsenal badge can open the door to youngsters who may otherwise not be reached. By working with Save the Children we will provide more young people around the world with the skills and opportunities they need to be the best they can.”The club began partnering with charities in 2003 including ChildLine, The David Rocastle Trust, the Willow Foundation, TreeHouse, Teenage Cancer Trust, Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and Centrepoint. Since 1992 the Arsenal Charitable Trust has donated over £2 million to hospitals, disability groups, and charities supporting young children and young people. The Arsenal in the Community programme has been running for over 25 years and has generated over 5.5 million hours of volunteering and involved 1 million individuals, across a variety of sporting, charitable, educational and social inclusion projects in London and Tagged with: corporate football AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Howard Lake | 1 August 2011 | News  39 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Cathy Anderson to join The Management Centre as senior consultant

first_img 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 Researching massive growth in giving. She added: “I’m really looking forward to using my fundraising skills on a wide range of social issues- from human rights to culture to health. =mc also offers me the chance to expand my skillset and look at wider strategy and change issues.” Bernard Ross, Director at =mc, said: “We ran a Europe and USA wide search for this senior appointment. And Cathy was on every measure the outstanding candidate.”  34 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Greenpeace UK’s Fundraising Director Cathy Anderson is to join management consultancy The Management Centre (=mc) in September as a senior consultant.Se joins the company to help it meet demand for consultancy support in Europe and the USA and increasingly from Egypt and Japan.Anderson has worked at Greenpeace UK for 12 years. She said that the chance to join The Management Centre “was too good to pass up”. Advertisement Cathy Anderson to join The Management Centre as senior consultant Howard Lake | 19 June 2013 | Newslast_img read more

Nabeel Rajab abducted from his home

first_imgNews Organisation RSF_en Help by sharing this informationcenter_img March 20, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Nabeel Rajab abducted from his home Nabeel Rajab, the head of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights, was abducted from his home by about 40 individuals who threatened him and beat him before finally releasing him several hours later. Rajab had been giving interviews to international news media about the government’s use of violence to disperse protests and indiscriminate killings by the armed forces ( last_img read more

Woman reporter tortured

first_img RSF_en Organisation May 22, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Woman reporter tortured Newscenter_img Naziha Saeed, a journalist who works for France 24 and Radio Monte-Carlo, was summoned and interrogated for nearly 12 hours in a police station in Riffa. She said torture was used during a series of interrogation sessions. Saeed had often talked about the government-orchestrated repression in the foreign media in recent months. Help by sharing this informationlast_img read more