Online gambling operator 888 has expanded its range of gaming services by launching a selection of content from the Greentube division of Novomatic.Under the arrangement, online adaptions of several land-based Greentube games will now be rolled out across 888’s casino and bingo products, with plans also in place to launch this content on the operator’s multivendor platform.Greentube games covered by the deal include Book of Ra deluxe, Lucky Lady´s Charm deluxe, Sizzling Hot deluxe and Reel King. Content will first go live in the UK before being added to 888’s platforms in international markets.“Greentube not only offers an impressive interactive offering, but also expertise of the UK market which made this partnership seamless throughout the integration process,” 888’s senior vice president of B2C, Guy Cohen, said.“We look forward to launching Greentube’s portfolio across our international platforms where we are confident its engaging and innovative titles will continue to deliver great results.”Michael Bauer, chief financial officer and chief gaming officer at Greentube, added: “Adding 888 to our network of operators underscores the strong performance of our games in the UK — a market where our expertise, bolstered by Novomatic’s reputation in the land-based arena, separates us from the crowd.“888’s presence on the global stage will also serve as a strategic advantage as we continue to grow our footprint in new territories and expand our distribution network with industry leaders.”Earlier this month, 888 reported a significant year-on-year drop in profit before tax the first half, primarily due to higher spending, although the operator was able to post an increase in revenue for the period.Group revenue for the six months through to June 30, 2019 came in at $277.3m (£225.2m/€254.2m), up 2% from $273.2m, but profit before tax slipped from $60.1m to $22.2m. Online gambling operator 888 has expanded its range of gaming services by launching a selection of content from the Greentube division of Novomatic. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 30th September 2019 | By contenteditor Email Address 888 expands content offering with Greentube Topics: Tech & innovation AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tech & innovation Tags: Online Gambling
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Legal & compliance Sports betting APPG chair calls for Gambling Commission reform 9th January 2020 | By contenteditor Carolyn Harris MP, chair of the UK’s All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Gambling Related Harm, has renewed calls for the reform of the GB Gambling Commission and the 2005 Gambling Act in order to better help protect vulnerable people.Speaking in parliament today (9 January), Harris put forward an urgent question over an ongoing dispute related to the English Football Association (FA) selling media rights for betting purposes.Bet365 streamed 23 games in the third round of the FA Cup last weekend, with customers only able to view the games if they placed a bet or deposited funds. This was possible via a deal between the FA and the IMG agency which, signed in 2017, permits IMG to sell rights for footage or clips of matches to bookmakers.However, the FA has drawn criticism over this arrangement, with some flagging that the FA in June 2017 announced it was to distance itself from commercial partnerships with the gambling industry. The FA said it will review its processes over future deals.Harris criticised the streaming deal and urged the government to take stronger action against the FA’s approach.“Everything about the deal is shameful, everything about it needs to be dealt with and everything about the Gambling Act 2005 needs reform,” Harris said. “The Gambling Commission certainly needs reform. “I thank the Prime Minister for his comments, but I urge the government to do more to protect vulnerable people.”In response, Sports Minister Nigel Adams said while it is right that sporting organisations should be able to benefit commercially from their products and negotiate their own broadcast deals, they have a “responsibility to ensure fans are protected from problem gambling”.Adams said: “I have spoken at some length to the FA since this broke. The arrangement has been in place for some time; the 2017 contract was a rollover of a deal. The government have asked the FA to look at all avenues to review this element of its broadcasting agreement.“This element of the broadcast arrangement is for matches that are not chosen for the FA Cup online broadcast or do not kick off at 3 pm on a Saturday, and it does open up the opportunity for plenty of other games to be watched, but we have asked the FA in no uncertain terms to look at the deal and to see what opportunities there are to rescind this particular element. I will be meeting face to face with the FA next week.”Tracey Crouch, who resigned from her previous Ministerial role in November 2018 over a proposed delay to regulations surrounding fixed-odds betting terminals, also called for the government to be stronger in its approach to the matter.Crouch said: “I encourage the Minister not to listen too closely to the FA’s defence on the issue and claims that any renegotiation of the deal will have an impact on grassroots sport. That is something that the FA has regularly claimed in the past, but it is important that it reviews the deal now, to protect people involved in football.”Harris’ call for the gambling commission and gambling regulatory reform, was first put forward as part of the APPG’s interim report on the UK online gambling sector in November last year. This saw the group demand a £2 stake limit for online casino games, to bring it in line with the FOBT stake cut.Meanwhile, the Betting and Gaming Council, the trade association for the UK gambling industry, has issued a statement on the matter, saying its members did not seek exclusivity for the rights to screen FA Cup games.BGC chair Brigid Simmonds said member operators bet365, GVC, Flutter, William Hill and Kindred are happy for IMG to offer the rights to other parties so that the games can be viewed for free elsewhere.Simmonds said: “Our members are happy for IMG to offer the rights to screen these games to the Football Association or another appropriate body so that the games can be viewed for free by the public with immediate effect.” Legal & compliance Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: UK & Ireland Carolyn Harris MP, chair of the UK’s All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Gambling Related Harm, has renewed calls for the reform of the GB Gambling Commission and the 2005 Gambling Act in order to better help protect vulnerable people. Email Address
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Benso Oil Palm Plantation Limited (BOPP.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2012 interim results for the half year.For more information about Benso Oil Palm Plantation Limited (BOPP.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Benso Oil Palm Plantation Limited (BOPP.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Benso Oil Palm Plantation Limited (BOPP.gh) 2012 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileBenso Oil Palm Plantation Limited is an oil palm plantation company in Ghana involved in growing and processing crude palm oil to produce oil products for domestic consumption. The company is based at the Adum Banso Estate in Takoradi, Ghana. It owns over 5 000 hectares of oil palm plantations and processes crude palm oil to produce oil products for domestic consumption. Brands include RBD Palm Oil and RBD Palm Olein. BOPP produces oil products for the Ghana market and for export to regions in West Africa. The company is also involved in refining fats and oils and owns the patent for technology that converts wasted food into nutritious food. BOPP is a subsidiary of Wilmar International Limited and Unilever Ghana has a stake in its business. Benso Oil Palm Plantation Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange
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TAGS: Cardiff Blues Samoa are no Tri-Nations side but they will still test Scotland. “They’re strong and very skilful,” says Parks. “We’ve three of the most powerful teams in the world one after the other. It’s a big test but we have a strong squad and Andy Robinson has been a huge contributing factor to how the team is playing and the confidence they’re playing with.”Parks’s leading rival for the Scotland No 10 jersey, Godman, tore his knee ligaments in training in September and so misses this month’s series and, possibly, the Six Nations. Having both endured the ups and downs of Test rugby, they’re good friends rather than fierce rivals, so Parks is disappointed to see the Edinburgh player sidelined – and mindful that his selection is not guaranteed.“There are young guys who will see this as an opportunity to get in the mix. David Blair played very well for Edinburgh against Cardiff in the Heineken Cup and there are young guys at Glasgow like Duncan Weir and Ruaridh Jackson, who had been snapping at my heels for ages and is now fulfilling his potential. You can never rest on your laurels. There have been times in the past when people, myself included, have done that and someone has taken your spot. That’s one thing I’ll never do again.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Dan ParksThis time last season it looked like Dan Parks’s Test career was doomed. A full year since he had won a cap and 17 months since he had started a Scotland match, he was definitely out of favour with new coach Andy Robinson. But a remarkable turnaround has occurred and now Parks is a vital cog in a winning Scotland machine. In the Test wilderness last winter, Parks was nevertheless in outstanding form for Glasgow and even became the first player in Magners League history to pass 1,000 points. Phil Godman was picked ahead of him for the 2010 Six Nations opener against France, but after Scotland were defeated Robinson handed Parks the No 10 jersey for the next match, against Wales, and he has held onto it ever since. Scotland lost narrowly to Wales and then Italy, but Parks kept his place and rewarded Robinson by piloting Scotland to a draw against England (his 50th cap), a win in Ireland and a double triumph in Argentina in June.While the Australia-born fly-half was soul-searching last winter, he decided a change of scene might help and chose to leave the Glasgow side he had joined on his arrival from Sydney in 2004 and sign for Cardiff Blues. His Test career resurrected, he still made the switch in July and has no regrets. “It was a huge move but I’m really enjoying the experience,” he says. “It’s a rugby city and a good place to be with a great squad and a good support base. I couldn’t have wished to go anywhere more professional and we made a positive, winning start.“One of the exciting things about moving clubs is exploring the way the team likes to do things. It’s a great social environment too, and when you’re winning it always makes things fantastic.”This month Parks will head north for Scotland’s November Tests against New Zealand, South Africa and Samoa. With three straight Test wins under their belts, Parks and Scotland are optimistic about claiming some major scalps. He says: “It’s going to be very difficult but it’s an exciting time for Scotland. We had a very positive finish last season and we’re delighted with what we achieved but we also know it doesn’t count for much if we don’t play well this autumn.”New Zealand have been in world-beating form this year and Parks says: “They’re a phenomenal team but we’re targeting that match as a huge opportunity for us. We’re in the best run of form since I’ve been involved with Scotland and our confidence is high, but New Zealand are at a different level so it’s about us putting in a good performance.” South Africa had a disappointing Tri-Nations, going from champions in 2009 to the wooden spoon this year, but Parks warns: “In previous years when they’ve had tough times they have come storming back.” Parks was pigeonholed as a kicking fly-half until last season, when his running and passing game came shining through and he hopes to continue in the same vein. “Coaches have certain tactics going into a game, and people forget that. Weather conditions play a role as well. Kicking is a strong part of my game and something I enjoy, but I have different parts to my game and last year people were able to see that. “That comes down to Andy Robinson’s leadership and the game he is trying to play. The first Test in Argentina, when we had nice weather, was a fantastic game for me. We wanted to keep the ball in hand and use our outside backs and although we didn’t score any tries we created opportunities which gave us the win.”Parks set a Scotland record by kicking all the points in that 24-16 win. With that historical series triumph in Argentina under his belt, Parks is now keen to better it. “I’m delighted with how last season went on a personal level and I want that to continue. It’s an exciting time for Scotland and we have to keep that momentum going.”
The IoF’s outgoing Chair, Joe Saxton, was asked to lead a campaign to make text giving more effective for fundraising. The first part of his strategy was to remove the VAT element from text giving, which is now underway thanks to his hard work.Joe Saxton is congratulated on his success, and it’s heartening to see the sort of arrangement that until now has only been available to Comic Relief, on offer to all charities.There is still progress to be made on SMS texting, however. The Institute now hopes to see a greater percentage of the donation going to the cause and not being swallowed up in mobile phone charges. If more dedicated charity short codes were established, then it will be easier for operators to set up different tariff level for donations.###-ENDS-###For further information please contact:Diana Mackie Tel. 020 7840 1027 / 07793 802 852Institute of Fundraising email: [email protected] TO EDITORS1. Institute of FundraisingThe Institute of Fundraising’s (www.institute-of-fundraising.org.uk) mission is to support fundraisers, through leadership, representation, standards setting and education, to deliver excellent fundraising. Members are supported through training, networking, the dissemination of best practice and representation on issues that affect the fundraising environment. The Institute of Fundraising is the largest individual representative body in the voluntary sector with 5000 Individual members and 300 Organisational members 28 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 29 July 2009 | News IoF Welcomes Latest SMS Success Tagged with: Institute of Fundraising Law / policy mobile sms AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The IoF welcomes the Mobile Data Association’s announcement of a framework agreement for charity text donations.The new agreement means that the donation element of an SMS is passed through to the charitable organisation VAT-free.This important change means that, for registered charities, charitable donations sent to a dedicated short code will have the VAT waived. 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.
Daisha Sipho Southwest High School broadcast team wins national championship Daisha Siphohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/daisha-sipho/ Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Twitter Previous articleTrack and field produces 14 event wins at outdoor season openerNext article“Kong: Skull Island” is a colossal amount of fun Daisha Sipho RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Daisha Sipho is a sophomore writer for TCU360. She is apart of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc and many other organizations on campus. When she is not being involved on campus, she is usually sleeping. printHalf of the seats on FWISD’s board of education are up for re-election this year.Each term is no more than four years, however, the amount of times one can be re-elected is unlimited.Cinto Ramos Jr.District 1 trustee, Cinto Ramos Jr., ran unopposed for his seat on the board. Ramos was declared re-elected early for his second term at the last board meeting.Matthew AvilaDistrict 8 incumbent, Matthew Avila, will not be running for re-election, leaving Anael Luebanos and Jason Brown running for the open seat. Avila joined the board in 2013, having worked at the university level for many years. He currently serves as the president of the Byrne Foundation.TA SimsIn District 4, incumbent T.A. Sims faces Johnny Cook-Muhammad for his bid for re-election. Sims has been a school board member for 34 years. Sims is a registered pharmacist and president of Sims Enterprises. He was FWISD’s first African-American school board president. T. A. Sims Elementary was named in his honor in 1989. He also originated the FWISD Scholar Athlete-Award program.Norman RobbinsNorman Robbins is running against opponent Michael Ryan for the District 7 seat. Robbins joined the school board in 2004. He is currently the senior manager of community relations for Lockheed Martin. Robbins is responsible for the reinstatement of music and art into the curriculum of primary schools.Ashley PazIncumbent Ashley Paz faces Pilar Candia for her seat representing District 9. Paz joined the board in 2013. She is an entrepreneur who owns two small businesses: Vera Green Productions and Vivi Gray Design. Paz has a background in finance and community advocacy.Incumbent Ann Sutherland will continue to serve on the board until her term is over in 2019. Sutherland works as an educator and budget analyst. She is also a member of the Board Audit Committee.Anne Sutherland“I would expect the situation to continue even if there are new school board members,” Sutherland said. She said the board is not split into two discrete factions but votes on issues break down differently.Along with Sutherland are incumbents Christene Moss, Judy Needham and Tobi Jackson.Christene MossIncumbent Christene Moss will also continue to serve until 2019. Moss is a registered nurse and has been on the board since 1990. Christene Moss Elementary and The Salvation Army’s Children’s Library were named in her honor.District 5 trustee, Judy Needham, is a fundraising consultant and has been on the board since 1996.Judy NeedhamShe is also a product of FWISD. Needham has served on numerous boards including Lena Pope Home and the Garden Club. The Union Gospel Mission library was also named in her honor.Tobi Jackson, District 2 trustee, was first elected in 2010. Jackson is the CEO of Fort Worth SPARC program.Tobi JacksonShe focuses on public service and volunteer work in the community. Jackson currently serves on numerous boards such as the East Fort Worth Business Association.If the five incumbent board members are defeated in this election, most of the board of education will consist of new members.The election will take place May 6. + posts School board grapples with institutional disparities in FWISD Daisha Siphohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/daisha-sipho/ Linkedin Facebook Western Hills teacher is finalist for Presidential Awards in Math and Science Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Linkedin ReddIt Facebook ReddIt Daisha Siphohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/daisha-sipho/ Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday
Home / Daily Dose / The Industry Pulse: Updates on a360inc, Xome, and More Print This Post in Daily Dose, Featured, News Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribe Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago August 22, 2018 1,678 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: How a Fair Housing Amendment Moved Ahead Next: Loan Denial Rates and Credit Scores Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. Related Articles About Author: Radhika Ojha The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago This month, the Women’s Mortgage Banking Collective (WMBC) unveiled its new logo. This collective was formed in April 2018 to bring together women in all roles and levels in the mortgage banking community to educate, connect, and empower women, and was co-founded by Stacie Rankey and Toni Bramley. “We knew what we were looking for in a group, connecting women was the foundation, but also having a speaker share her story and offer practical applications was key,” Rankey said. “And we knew what we wanted as women in the industry and hearing from women leaders and their path is encouraging and empowering, the format is casual, and everyone is welcome whether you live in Dallas/Fort Worth or you are in town for business,” Bramley added. The Industry Pulse: Updates on a360inc, Xome, and More Share Save Tagged with: a360inc Loan mortgage Technology title TransUnion Valuation WMBC Xome a360inc Loan mortgage Technology title TransUnion Valuation WMBC Xome 2018-08-22 Radhika Ojha Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago From partnerships and appointments to new branding and technology get the latest buzz on the industry in this weekly update.a360inc, a Dallas, Texas-based technology and outsourcing solutions company, and National Creditors Bar Association (NCBA) have announced a national partnership designed to provide access to compliance training programs for the bar association’s more than 500 law firms and their staffs, as well as NCBA’s in-house counsel members. The customized online portal, hosted by a360inc and available to NCBA members, currently offers 10 compliance training courses specific to the practice of creditors’ rights law. The initial course offerings include compliance training covering topics such as the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, among others. Each course includes several modules and knowledge assessments which must be completed in order by the user, to complete and successfully finish a course. Additional courses will be introduced periodically. “Compliance is critical in today’s environment, and at a360inc we’re focused on helping firms transform their businesses into efficient, compliant, and operationally sound enterprises. Our exciting new partnership with NCBA is an example of how we approach that transformation holistically,” said Scott Brinkley, CEO, a360inc._____________________________________________________________________________Dallas, Texas-headquartered, Xome Holdings LLC (“Xome”), an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of WMIH Corp, has announced the appointment of Rayman Kaur Mathoda as CEO. Mathoda will be responsible for all operations, continuing to offer enhanced solutions and exceptional service to the company’s clients. “Rayman brings a 20-year track record of success in the real estate market. She is a strategic thinker with operational savvy who is uniquely qualified to leverage technology, tools, and intellectual property to expand Xome’s third-party exchange, title, valuation and field services businesses,” said Jay Bray, Chairman, and CEO of WMIH Corp., the holding company for Xome. “I’m thrilled to welcome her experience, energy, and leadership to Xome.” In her role, Mathoda will oversee the growth of Xome throughout all segments, including the expansion of third-party opportunities across the exchange, title, valuation and field services businesses and the transition of the recently acquired Assurant Mortgage Solutions business. Additionally, she will continue to position Xome’s proprietary technology in the exchange segment as a digital platform for buying and selling homes._____________________________________________________________________________To meet the evolving needs of consumers, Chicago-based TransUnion has announced the launch of Mobile Offers Now. This solution helps financial institutions respond to increasing consumer expectations to be served when and where they choose. Mobile Offers Now leverages TransUnion’s existing Find My Offer platform to provide consumers with instant access to prequalified credit offers through a simplified, SMS-initiated, mobile experience. The technology seamlessly integrates real-time credit decisioning with consumer and device authentication, creating a secure, personalized, and dynamic user experience. “To stay competitive in an increasingly digital world, financial institutions know that they need to reduce unnecessary friction and poor experiences to attract and keep good consumers,” said Dane Mauldin, Chief Product Officer at TransUnion. “Consumers are demanding faster ways to find offers and apply for credit when and where they need it. With Mobile Offers Now, they may simply text a keyword to instantly check for prequalified offers across numerous credit products, providing a path to credit through a completely digital application process.”_____________________________________________________________________________ Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago