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first_img Tags: Mobile Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops Casino & games Regions: Europe Nordics Sweden Spelinspektionen: most Swedish penalties still unpaid The Swedish Gaming Authority (Spelinspektionen) has revealed that despite issuing sanctions to licensees on 21 occasions in 2019, Åland Islands-based Paf is the only operator to have paid the sum owed.Paf was fined SEK100,000 (£7,962/€9,469/$10,494) in March 2019, for allowing self-excluded players to access its site. It did not appeal the decision, and has since paid the sum demanded by the regulator. However, none of the other licensees have done so.The first year under the new Swedish Gaming Act has seen Spelinspektionen take action against a number of operators for a range of offences.These run from from failing to integrate with the country’s self-exclusion database Spelpaus to serious deficiencies with anti-money laundering and social responsibility controls – to the extent that Global Gaming had its licence revoked over such issues.In total around SEK117.6m in fines have been levied, with the largest a penalty of SEK19m imposed on Betsson’s Nordic Gaming Group, for repeatedly breaking the rule that limits operators to offering players a single bonus upon sign-up.Paf’s fine, coincidentally, is the smallest levied on an operator, with Legolas.bet fined the same amount for offering odds on sporting events featuring participants under 18.A number have already prevailed in their appeals, with bet365, Betsson, AB Trav och Galopp and Kindred Group having penalties for allowing betting on events featuring underage players overturned.Spelinspektionen noted that the Swedish legal system did indeed allow for appeals against fines.“However, it would have been better if they had tried to understand the purpose of the law instead of challenging the legislation,” a spokesperson for the regulator said.“If there is uncertainty about parts of the legislation, we recommend that the companies choose the safe alternative and do not risk violating the law.”The regulator’s approach to enforcement has come in for a degree of criticism during the year, with operator association Branscheforenigen för Onlinespel (BOS) saying that more clarity was required. It has also claimed that the focus on penalising failings by licensees was only benefitting illegal providers.Spelinspektion, however, has argued that operators are simply “unaccustomed” to its enforcement approach. Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 10th December 2019 | By contenteditor Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Sports betting The Swedish Gaming Authority (Spelinspektionen) has revealed that despite issuing sanctions to licensees on 21 occasions in 2019, Åland Islands-based Paf is the only operator to have paid the sum owed.last_img read more

first_imgRead the full story on iGB North America. Sports betting Tags: FSB 6th January 2021 | By Robert Fletcher Sportsbook technology supplier FSB has made two appointments to its senior management team as it prepares to compete in the US wagering market. FSB expands senior team ahead in preparation for US launch Email Address Van Ermen, who was previously strategic operations manager at Circa Sports, will take charge of identifying potential partners for FSB. Regions: US Based in the US, Pelzer will be responsible for driving brand awareness and introducing the provider’s full range of retail and online betting products and services to operators in North America. Topics: Sports betting Larry Pelzer has joined the supplier as vice president of sales for North America, while Mike Van Ermen has taken on the role of vice president of pre-sales. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Pelzer has worked in sales for more than 17 years and joins from real-money mobile gaming platform start-up Playport Gaming, having also spent two years with Scientific Games. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterlast_img read more

first_imgTerra Mauricia Ltd (TERA.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about Terra Mauricia Ltd (TERA.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Terra Mauricia Ltd (TERA.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Terra Mauricia Ltd (TERA.mu)  2017 annual report.Company ProfileTerra Mauricia Limited is an investment holdings conglomerate that is engaged in the production and distribution of alcoholic products, such as wine and spirits, and cane spirits, as well as sale of various consumable goods, production and sale of electricity from coal and bagasse. The company also manufactures and sells hollow concrete blocks, aggregates, rock sand products, rents properties and engages in the property development and promotion activities that include, site identification and surveying, project conception, market survey, administration, project management, as well as marketing and sale. Terra Mauricia Limited operates within the segments of sugar, commercial and alcohol production, and energy. The company is based in Mauritius. Terra Mauricia Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

first_img A “Friendraiser” at Catfish Place attracts 75 supportersTen days ago Orange County Commissioner Bryan Nelson announced his candidacy for Mayor of Apopka.  Today he began his campaign by meeting with friends, family, and residents of Apopka at The Catfish Place Restaurant.He called it a “Friendraiser.”Bob Johnson, the owner of The Catfish Place, introduced Nelson.  Johnson related how he first met Nelson 35 years ago during his first week of operation.In that time, both men have come a long way. Johnson the owner of one of the most successful restaurants in Apopka, and Nelson a former Legislator, current Orange County Commissioner, and a local business owner as well.Nelson addressed the crowd of about 75 supporters, and in his short speech, he stressed the need to bring civility back to City government.“You can’t always agree with everybody, but you can handle yourself with civility because we need this community back together.” said Nelson “We’ve got so many opportunities but only one chance to get those opportunities right.”Nelson attended the event in a casual button-down short sleeve shirt and blue jeans. His attributed his “get-to-work” attitude as the reason for his attire.“It’s not just about being in a coat and tie. I’ve got my work jeans on too,” he said. “It’s about getting the local community involved.”Part of that community involvement will come in the form of enabling non-profits to flourish in their roles in Apopka.“Community organizations are better equipped to meet certain needs,” he said. “Needs that are beyond the role of government.”Nelson is challenging one-term Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer, who also announced his candidacy for re-election last week. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. TAGSOrange County Commissioner Bryan Nelson Previous articleApopka’s Joel Berry II heading to Final Four for second straight seasonNext articleIn case you missed it: The Apopka news week in review Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your comment!last_img read more

first_img  15 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 Howard Lake | 27 October 2007 | News 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. Relationship Fundraising (Quickguides)last_img read more

first_img Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies DRTV Individual giving  71 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Howard Lake | 19 March 2012 | News Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life TV adverts air Two TV adverts for Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life start appearing this week, part of an integrated campaign for the charity’s major fundraising event that uses the ‘All of us v cancer’ theme.The adverts have been created by The Good Agency, in their second year of working with Cancer Research UK (CRUK) on the event. The first one features cancer survivor Lucy talking direct to camera inviting women to sign up for the race. The Good Agency say that “the strength of this advert dislodges the barriers of fundraising, fitness and lack of time to inspire every woman in the UK to take part in Race for Life 2012”.The second advert for the UK’s largest women-only fundraising event invites women to take part to help beat all 200 types of cancer.The adverts are part of an integrated, cross-channel campaign for Race for Life, which includes national and regional press, radio, outdoor, regional materials, online and “an annual direct mail supporter journey”.The ‘All of us v cancer’ theme is presented in a variety of ways, from individuals (‘Lucy v cancer’) through ‘London v cancer’ to ‘Our school v cancer’.The Good Agency has transformed its website to highlight the CRUK campaign, with background images of the event dominating its pages.http://raceforlife.cancerresearchuk.org/choose-your-event/index.html AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

first_img Melanie May | 4 September 2018 | News Charity shops report Q2 increase in sales & income AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14 81% of charity retailers reported positive growth in Q2 2018, up from 67% in the same quarter last year, according to the Charity Retail Association.Income also rose, while the average charity shop weekly turnover totalled £2,246.The latest Quarterly Market Analysis Report published by the Charity Retail Association and covering April to June 2018 shows an improvement in performance in the second quarter of this year, with income excluding Gift Aid tax reclaims increasing by 4.7 per cent on a like-for-like basis, compared to the negligible growth  of 0.9 per cent seen during Q2 last year.Like-for-like sales from customer purchases also rose 4.7 per cent, up from 1.2 per cent in Q2 2017, while like-for-like donated goods sales also rose, by 4.6 per cent since Q2 2017, up from a 1.5 per cent increase in Q2 2017.Income from recyclers to charity shops dipped slightly however, with the median average price per kilo now 45 pence for survey respondents, a two pence reduction on the corresponding period last year. A large proportion of those surveyed (70.1%) said they believed recycler prices would not change in the short-term.Robin Osterley, Charity Retail Association CEO, said:“Despite shoppers’ habits changing and big chain stores suffering in the high street recently, these figures show charity shops are very much alive and kicking. The report indicate growth in key areas and we hope this good news continues for our members.”  155 total views,  1 views today Advertisement About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.  156 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14 Tagged with: charity retail Charity Retail Association charity shopslast_img read more

first_img Organisation February 25, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Quetta newspaper office bombed News Receive email alerts News “We fear that such acts are intended to silence journalists covering news in this province bordering Afghanistan”, the international press freedom organisation said.A journalist in Quetta said the separatist Baluchistan Liberation Army had reportedly admitted responsibility for the bombing. January 28, 2021 Find out more Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire Follow the news on Pakistan Help by sharing this information PakistanAsia – Pacific News News to go further April 21, 2021 Find out more Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists June 2, 2021 Find out more RSF_en A bomb exploded outside the offices of national daily Jang in Quetta, Baluchistan, western Pakistan blowing out windows in neighbouring buildings.No-one was injured in the blast at the Urdu-language conservative daily on 24 February.”It is disturbing that some armed groups consider the media to be military objectives,” said Reporters Without Borders after the daily’s office manager Javed Iqbal said that he had no doubt that Jang was the target of the bomb attack, a view shared by staff and by the police. Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder PakistanAsia – Pacific last_img read more

first_img Previous articleFather of missing Lifford man says clothing found in river belonged to his sonNext articleAll-Ireland winning Captains bar was open after-hours News Highland 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook Pinterest Donegal Domestic Violence Service to recieve funding for new shelter Facebook WhatsApp Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry The Donegal Domestic Violence Service are to recieve funding from the Government for a purpose built shelter.The current refuge had to turn away 33 women and 27 children last year as they didnt have enough spaces in their current refuge.The Manager of the Centre, Fiona Doherty, speaking in todays Shaun Doherty Show, said with this funding, they’ll be able to help more people……[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/rcnet1pm.mp3[/podcast] News Pinterest By News Highland – November 23, 2011 Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

first_imgTop StoriesBilling By Pvt Hospitals Highly Inflated And Unreasonable: Plea In Supreme Court Seeks Mechanism To Regulate Cost On COVID19 Treatment Across The Country Srishti Ojha11 May 2021 11:23 PMShare This – xAlleging commercial exploitation of Covid patients by private hospitals, a plea has been filed before the Supreme Court seeking nationwide Cost Related regulations for treatment of Covid 19 patients at private/ corporate hospitals.
The plea has stated that presently when the nation is fighting a battle against a pandemic, all private hospitals running on public land allotted at concessional rates, or under category of ‘charitable institutions’ should be called upon to provide the hospitalisation and treatment to covid 19 patients pro bono and on non-profit basis.
Advertisement Further, the plea has argued that tariffs of other private hospitals should also be regulated by Centre on fixed cost basis to preserve the human life.
The plea filed by Advocate Sachin Jain has sought directions to Centre to bear the cost of expenditure on treatment of Covid-19 at hospitals for the poor and vulnerable who neither have insurance nor have coverage under government health schemes like Ayushman Bharat.
Advertisement The petition has also urged the Court to direct Centre to combat commercialisation of private health sector and identify individuals and hospitals involved in black marketing of essential health services at the hour of a national calamity.
Citing a news report that talked about a covid patient being charged 12 lakhs for treatment and insurance companies receiving claim of 5-6 lakhs for treatment, the plea has stated that the size of the claims is a matter of grave concern even for the insurance industry which states that even with ‘no surgical interference’ the biling by private hospitals are highly inflated and unreasonable.
Advertisement Advertisement According to the petitioner, as per the news reports, the insurers have been objecting to the artificially inflated bills being raised by the private hospitals. Further, it has stated that if inflated billing by private hospitals can become a cause of concern for insurance industry, what will be the plight of a common man who neither has fat wallet not an insurance cover to reimburse in case hospitalisation is required.
Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement The plea has stated that its a matter of grave concern large section of people in India still do not possess any insurance cover and are not benefitted under any government health scheme.
According to the petitioner, considering the resource constraints pf Public health sector, its apparent that government health sector alone may not be able to manage the fallout, and extensive participation of private health care sector would be required particularly to deal with moderate and severe cases of covid 19 that require hospitalisation.
”It therefore becomes expedient for the State to promptly combat the commercial exploitation by private hospitals and bring in place adequate regulations on the tariff structure for regulating the private hospitals for treatment of COVID19 patients, to make them affordable and accessible with a view to preserve human life which is of paramount consideration ” the plea reads.
The plea has cited the top court’s judgement in the case of Moolchand Kharaiti Ram Trust (2018) stating that the Court had itself strongly condemned the exploitative and commercial tendencies of most private hospitals.
The petitioner has further cited the case of Parmanand Katara vs Union of India, and stated that the Court had not only given precedence to preservation of human life over any other factor, but also casted special obligation on healthcare sector including private to first save the life.

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