Email Address Combined with the TruNarrative platform, the solution will allow operators to write bespoke rules and build thresholds around a player’s affordability data and behaviour. It will also help operators automate decisions and perform manual investigations based on real-time data, as well as and track player spending behaviour across multiple brands using a single interface. Industry giant Playtech has integrated TruNarrative’s Affordability UK solution into its Information Management Solution (IMS) platform, to support its operator clients in protecting players. Responsible gambling Playtech integrates TruNarrative affordability tech into IMS “TruNarrative’s specialist safer gambling services have quickly made them a core partner for Playtech – and now, with Affordability UK, we can offer a sophisticated, market-leading solution, backed by some of the most comprehensive data available. Backed by IMS integration, it can deliver a seamless experience for operators.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Affordability UK is supplied by TruNarrative, specialist in KYC and fraud detection, which has extended its partnership with Playtech to provide a range of player onboarding and verification services. In September, the supplier partnered with the Responsible Gambling Council in Canada, to launch a safer gambling and digital wellbeing programme examining the link between mental health, digital wellbeing and gambling. Tags: Playtech TruNarrative Regions: UK & Ireland John Lord, chief executive at TruNarrative, added: “Since partnering with Playtech earlier this year, we’ve been able to bring a vast array of specialist services to their customers, and we’re delighted to be adding Affordability UK to that list.” “Affordability UK offers unique insight into a player’s ability to afford their bets, as well minimising the requirement for physical payslips and document submissions, creating a low-friction experience. We’re confident it will become a vital part of any operator’s toolset in their drive to meet and exceed UKGC expectations around safer gambling.” Results published in September show the business had suffered a 22.5% year-on-year decline in revenue for the first half of 2020, after a strong start to the period was halted by the impact of novel coronavirus on B2B and B2C operations. Revenue for the six months to 30 June declined to €564.0m (£513.0m/$664.6m), as a strong performance from its financial division TradeTech failed to offset a 13.5% drop in B2B revenue, and a 41.0% drop in B2C’s contribution. Topics: Social responsibility Problem gambling Responsible gambling Fraud Affordability UK identifies customers whose gambling spend may be unsustainable. 24th November 2020 | By Conor Mulheir Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter “As regulatory requirements around the sustainability and affordability of gambling become ever-more stringent, we want to ensure we can empower operators to meet these requirements and protect their players,” Playtech chief compliance officer Ian Ince said.
“Salsa Technology’s expansion has been exceptional and I’m honoured to be able to play a major role in the company’s next chapter,” Alfieri said. Topics: People People moves Salsa appoints Alfieri as new chief operating officer 3rd March 2021 | By Robert Fletcher People moves The appointment comes after Salsa last month also named Josh Tromans-Jones as its new chief technology officer. Omni-channel solutions provider Salsa Technology has named Alberto Alfieri as its new chief operating officer. Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Based in Spain, Alfieri will lead commercial projects, product development and a recruitment drive, focusing on growing Salsa’s presence in Europe and Latin America. “We will also boost the range of tools we can offer to our clients to ensure player protection across our products.” Alfieri has spent 12 years working in the igaming market, starting out in product and player protection roles at bet365, before going on to lead the CRM strategy and department at Mr Green. “Focus will be on strengthening Salsa’s market leading position in LatAm and accelerating European progress through the omni-channel platform and Game Aggregation Platform which includes proprietary content. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: Spain Tags: Salsa Technology Alfieri also spent time in chief operating officer and chief executive roles with Redbet/Evoke Gaming, Bet.pt, Vivagol and Gamingtec.
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Yet M&G still offers an 8.9% yield.Previously part of Prudential, M&G only has a short track record as an independent listed company. I think that means some investors may be struggling to value it and also wondering how sustainable the yield is.Last year’s 18.23p dividend was covered more than twice over from earnings. The prior year’s earning coverage was even stronger. I also took it as a good sign that management announced this month that the final dividend for last year would be increased.The increase was small – around 2% – but it still suggests that the board has confidence in the company’s prospects. Financial services results can be hit by the economic cycle, so future results may not be as good.More than cigarettesTobacco companies tend to be highly cash generative. That makes them favourites for many dividend hunters, though some investors shun them on ethical grounds.One of the key attractions to me in British American Tobacco (LSE: BATS) is its portfolio of iconic cigarette brands such as Lucky Strike and Rothmans. Cigarettes can be highly profitable because they aren’t very expensive to make but smokers are often willing to pay a premium for them.However, with tobacco use declining in many markets, the cash generation machine of cigarettes may decline in years to come. Interestingly, BAT has been expanding into new business areas in recent years. It added 3m consumers to its non-combustible products last year and says it is on track for 50m by 2030. That strategy could help compensate for future losses of cigarette smokers. But high development costs and lower profit margins could make them less attractive than today’s business.I also don’t like the company’s £39bn of adjusted net debt. So I was happy to see it fall by 5% last year. 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Israel Folau’s Wallaby Future In DoubtAlmost a year away from the World Cup, now is the time for players, teams and coaches to start planning ahead and looking forward to competing in rugby union’s pinnacle event.However, Wallaby and Waratah utility back Israel Folau is not inking his name down to be on the flights to Japan just yet.“There’s no rush from my end, my management are always doing a lot of work in the background and I haven’t really thought about it too much,” Folau has said. “My job is obviously solely here and what I can do with the team here. My mind is on the game on Sunday.”Folau’s contract runs out at the end of the season, and despite the Waratahs being confident of re-signing him, it is clear Folau doesn’t want to make any long-term commitments.Long Term: Folau has not made any long term commitments yet (Getty Images)Folau’s wanderlust has been been a hot topic throughout his career, as he has moved from league’s Melbourne Storm, to the Greater Western Sydney AFL side, before a switch to rugby union before the 2013 season.You would think he would want to play in another World Cup for the Wallabies, but Folau is giving nothing away.Related: Spain one win away from the World Cup LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS In a recent interview Folau admitted there were ‘plenty of options on the line’ in terms of his future. Doubt: Folau’s Wallaby career not certain (Getty Images) “It’s something I enjoyed last time around but in saying that there are plenty of options on the line,” Folau said. “When the time comes I will make that decision when I’m ready. I want to make sure everything is set in position, that I feel comfortable and then I will come out and make that announcement.”Clearly both the Wallabies and Waratahs will want to try and keep him, because the aerial daredevil is considered one of the best in the world at full-back. His creativity with offloads also set him apart from other players.Switch: Folau switched to rugby union before the 2013 season (Getty Images)However, his mind appears to be solely focused on the Waratahs at the moment, looking ahead to their clash this weekend against the Melbourne Rebels.Related: The difference speed makes in Test rugby“There’s no excuse for us being away for a couple of weeks,” Folau said. “At the moment we know we have plenty of improvement to come. They’re looking good at the moment and we certainly have a challenge on our heads on Sunday arvo.” His failure to commit to the World Cup is concerning if you are an Aussie fan, and clearly Folau needs time to make his decision. But from a rugby standpoint, his absence from the Cup will be disappointing given his talent and skill.Don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, and Twitter.
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————-Create your blog with Reporters without borders: www.rsfblog.org August 2, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Call for immediate release of imprisoned freelance journalist News United StatesAmericas June 3, 2021 Find out more Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says June 7, 2021 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders voiced dismay today at yesterday’s decision by San Francisco federal judge William Alsup to jail freelance journalist and blogger (The Revolution Will Be Televised) Josh Wolf for contempt of court after he refused to surrender his unedited video footage of of demonstrations in San Francisco in June 2005, against a G8 summit taking place in Scotland. Wolf was taken from the court to a federal prison in Dublin, California, after being denied bail. His lawyer intended to file an appeal today and to again request Wolf’s release on bail.“Sending this journalist to prison for protecting his material is both a serious violation of press freedom and a negation of the US constitution’s First Amendment,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Journalists are not supposed to be judicial auxiliaries or police auxiliaries.” Receive email alerts United StatesAmericas Help by sharing this information RSF_en to go further News Organisation Reporters Without Borders is dismayed by a San Francisco federal judge’s decision to hold journalist and blogger Josh Wolf in contempt of court because he refused to surrender unpublished video footage. NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists The press freedom organisation continued: “It is becoming urgent that the free flow of information bills that were presented to the US senate and house of representatives should be debated and adopted, as they uphold this privilege for the press. This would fill the legal void that exists at the federal level, where there is no recognition of this right although it is accepted by 32 states.”Reporters Without Borders added: “Wolf’s absurd and disproportionate imprisonment violates the American Convention on Human Rights, which stipulates that journalists have the right not to disclose their sources. We call for his immediate release.”Wolf’s unedited video footage was subpoenaed by a grand jury because investigators think it showed a police car being deliberately set on fire. Wolf denies having any such footage. Taking care to say that he was not attacking the confidentiality of sources, Judge Alsup ruled yesterday that Wolf was in contempt of court because the government’s right to see his video footage was more important than the protection he enjoys under the constitution. Aged 24, Wolf will remain in prison until he agrees to hand over his footage or until the grand jury’s term expires in July 2007.Wolf’s lawyer, Jose Luis Fuentes, told Reporters Without Borders that the judge refused to look at the video footage in question during yesterday’s hearing, saying this was the grand jury’s job. The also judge said there was no federal shield law that exempted journalists from participating in a grand jury investigation.The case came before the federal judicial authorities for the sole reason that it was a federal vehicle that was set on fire. If the state of California authorities had brought proceedings against Walsh, he would have had complete protection. Instead, he was subject to federal law which, paradoxically, affords less protection.Wolf’s case highlights the precarious status of journalists in the United States and recalls the case of Vanessa Leggett, who spent 168 days in detention in 2001 and early 2002 for contempt of court after refusing to surrender her notes to a grand jury, and was freed only when the grand jury investigation ended. She could be questioned and arrested again if the investigation was ever reopened. News Follow the news on United States April 28, 2021 Find out more
Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Make a comment Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week The public is invited to watch more than 200 Olympic-style boxers compete in the Region XIII Silver Gloves Boxing Tournament Jan. 9-11, 2015, at the Victory Park Community Center gymnasium, 2575 Paloma St.Hosted by the City of Pasadenaâ€™s Human Services and Recreation Department, the three-day tournament consists of matchups between amateur boxers ages 10-15 representing Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, New Mexico, Nevada and Utah. Finalists will advance to the national tournament February 5-7, 2015, in Independence, Mo.Tournament bouts will begin at 6:00 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9; two sessions will be held at 12:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10; and the tournament will conclude Sunday, Jan. 11, with final bouts starting at 11:00 a.m.Admission is $8.00 per session for adults, $5 per session for children ages 6-12 and free for children 5 and under. Tickets will be available at the door on tournament days only.For additional tournament information, contact Bill Davis, Recreation Coordinator, at (626) 744-6523 or [email protected] connected to the City of Pasadena! Visit us online atÂ www.cityofpasadena.net; follow the city on Twitter @PasadenaGov,Â www.twitter.com/pasadenagov, and like us on Facebook atÂ www.facebook.com/cityofpasadena. Or call the Citizen Service Center, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at (626)Â 744-7311. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday HerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKeep Your Skin Flawless With These Indian Beauty RemediesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Sweet Things Every Guy Wants To Hear From The Woman He LovesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Fashion Trends You Should Never Try And 6 You’ll LoveHerbeautyHerbeauty Uncategorized More Than 200 Olympic-style Boxers Set to Compete in Pasadena Silver Gloves Boxing Tournament January 9-11, 2015 From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, December 25, 2014 | 12:34 pm Business News More Cool Stuff
Education Vernier Launches its Spring 2015 Data-Collection Workshop Series for Science and STEM Educators From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, January 9, 2015 | 11:34 am Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena will be one of the 34 nationwide stops for Vernier Software and Technologyâ€™s free workshops across America to help science and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) educators integrate data-collection technology into their curriculum, it was announced today.The tour is expected to stop in Pasadena on April 16.During each four-hour workshop, educators will engage in hands-on training using Vernier’s award-winning technology, including its Go Wireless Temp, the first in a family of wireless sensors for use with iPad and compatible mobile devices.“Our workshops provide educators with a free, hands-on professional development opportunity that allows them to learn new and exciting ways to deliver students an engaging science or STEM education,” said David Vernier, co-founder of Vernier and a former physics teacher.“Educators can take the skills and best practices learned in the workshops and apply them as part of their classroom instruction to help students master the practices, ideas and concepts detailed in the Next Generation State Standards,â€™â€™ Vernier said.During the workshops, training specialists provide attendees with guidance as they explore classroom-ready experiments they can use in their physics, biology, chemistry, environmental and Kâ€“8 science classes.Attendees have the option of earning two (quarter) graduate science credit hours through the Portland State University Center for Science Education. Each workshop also includes a light meal and an electronic copy of Vernier’s Workshop Training Manual, which includes ready-to-use lab handouts for all science disciplines.To register for a Vernier data-collection workshop go to http://www.vernier.com/training/workshops. Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News More Cool Stuff 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News HerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Reasons Why Ultimatums Are Unhealthy For RelationshipsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNow She’s 19 – Look At Her Transformation! Incredible!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribe Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena
Facebook Twitter Previous articleDAILY OIL PRICE: Jan. 19Next articleMan charged with assaulting girlfriend, child admin WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Baker Hughes logo 2 The rig count in the Permian Basin increased by six in the week ending Friday, the latest count by Baker Hughes shows, with 409 rigs active in the region.Nationally, the oil and gas rig count declined by three to a total of 936 rigs. A year ago, 694 rigs were active. The count shows that 747 rigs sought oil, a decrease of five from the previous week, and 189 explored for natural gas, an increase of two from the previous week. The U.S. rig count peaked at 4,530 in 1981. It bottomed out in May of 2016 at 404.The regional benchmark Plains-West Texas Intermediate Posting ended Friday at $59.75 per barrel, down $1 from last week. National benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude ended at $63.37 per barrel, down 93 cents from last week.ON THE NET: Baker Hughes rig count. Pinterest WhatsApp Permian Basin rig counts rises, national count falls Pinterest Local NewsBusiness By admin – January 19, 2018