first_img As the new decade gets underway, industry experts share their thoughts on the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. Today we hear from recruitment specialists Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter People 6th February 2020 | By Joanne Christie Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: People Sports bettingcenter_img Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Last year saw the rapid expansion of sports betting across the US, but also a number of regulatory and advertising clampdowns in Europe.As the new decade gets underway, industry experts share their thoughts on the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.In part four we hear from recruitment specialists. Tomorrow we’ll cover technology and innovation, as well as regulation. Industry 2020 predictions: part four – people Interviewees Andrew Bulloss, partner and head of global gaming practice, Odgers Berndtson Alastair Cleland, managing director, Pentasia Ellen Monaghan, director of people operations, GroupWhat were the defining developments or events of 2019? Andrew Bulloss: From a senior talent perspective there was a definite shift towards the US and Central Europe having the greatest hiring needs in 2019. The reason for the former is obvious (although that still doesn’t make it any easier for talented people to get a working visa); the latter was driven by the opening of newly regulated markets and by private equity firms buying gaming assets and adding sophisticated leaders to their newly acquired businesses.Alastair Cleland: The skills shortage in igaming continues to cause pain for our industry, limiting both business growth and product innovation. As fast as new commercial opportunities are developing globally, demand for talent is increasing.Ellen Monaghan: The growth of the US sports betting market was the defining development for the industry and the one that had the biggest impact on the growth of our business. We established our new US headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina, recruited a new class of leaders to spearhead our US expansion and filled a variety of new roles.How do you see these continuing to shape the igaming space in 2020? AB: Interestingly, the demand for non-gaming talent in senior roles is greater than ever. Gaming suppliers and operators realise that in order to compete more effectively in saturated markets, great product, great customer experience and increased personalisation need to be at the forefront of their strategy. Talent from outside the sector brings fresh ideas and tends to prioritise customer protection. Increased pressure on our industry will continue – those businesses with a customer-first mentality will win out long-term and will be magnets for the best talent from inside and outside of sector.AC: In 2020, talent attraction and retention will feature highly on ambitious companies’ core strategies. Candidates who once included on their ‘wish lists’ features such as remote working, generous bonuses and perks like travel allowances increasingly see these as expectations – the new normal. Ultimately, in a talent-light market, candidates’ expectations will increasingly need to be met, and this will likely include further increases in salary following the 8.5% industrywide rise in 2019.EM: As more states pass legislation, regulation is put into place and operators and affiliates go live, the American market will certainly continue to dominate all aspects of the growth areas for the igaming space in 2020.What do you see as the biggest challenges ahead for the sector in 2020? AB: The operators and suppliers that still sail close to the wind on regulation need to shape up. The industry should be able to say with a common voice that there is an unwavering commitment to protecting vulnerable customers but equally that these customers should be given the choice to use this form of entertainment as and when they want it.AC: Overall, our sector must continue to prioritise recruitment strategy and invest in attracting world-class talent to the online gaming industry. With ever-increasing competition for skilled professionals, this challenge is likely to become significantly harder, and is one we all need to invest in overcoming. In the US, the booming sports betting market will require huge recruitment activity to fuel the ongoing growth. With limited potential for talent attraction outside the US, it will require a homegrown approach that includes cross-industry hiring and significant training and development of hires with no industry experience.EM: While the American market is overflowing with potential, recruiting top talent in what is essentially a new market will be one challenge for 2020. While we’ve been impressed with the level of excitement we are finding in recruiting for the American market, we do not underestimate the demand for talent across a new growing industry.Related articles: Industry 2020 predictions: part one – operators and suppliers Industry 2020 predictions: part two – finance Industry 2020 predictions: part three – marketing Regions: Africa Asia Europe LATAM USlast_img read more

first_img10th November 2020 | By Conor Mulheir Sports betting  “As the sports betting marketplace continues to grow exponentially, the acquisition of QL Gaming Group is a perfect fit for our unrivaled sports audio platform,” Entercom chairman, president and chief executive David Field said. Radio and broadcasting giant Entercom Communications has closed on the acquisition of sports data and igaming affiliate platform QL Gaming Group (QLGG) in a cash deal worth approximately $32m. Topics: Marketing & affiliates Sports betting Entercom acquires QL Gaming Group Regions: US QLGG’s co-founder and chief executive, Justin Park, will continue to lead the business, reporting to president of sports Mike Dee and chief digital officer J.D. Crowley. In 2021, under its first full year of ownership, QLGG is expected to generate approximately $12m in revenue. The acquisition allows Entercom to integrate QLGG’s sports data, analytics and insight-driven content into its sports broadcast stations, podcasts, and online digital audio platform, Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Read the full story on iGB North America. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter QLGG’s technology portfolio includes sports betting data and analaytical capabilities via BetQL and daily fantasy sports through RotoQL. It also offers simulation-based sports outcome predictions and game forecasting via AccuScore, which was acquired by QLGG in May, and analytical coverage of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) and Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) through Park commented: “We are thrilled to be joining the leading sports audio platform, bringing our betting insights and expertise to such a loyal and dedicated fan base. Between our capabilities to make bettors better and the influence Entercom’s platform provides, we can now offer a wholly unique proposition to the sports enthusiast that is second to none.” Tags: Entercom Communications QL Gaming Grouplast_img read more

first_img Image source: Getty Images FTSE 100 stocks: here’s why I’m buying these 2 growth shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Nadia Yaqub has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of Next. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Diageo. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Enter Your Email Address When looking for FTSE 100 stocks to add to my portfolio, I like shares that not only pay a dividend but also have growth potential. I’m looking for companies with strong brands that give them a competitive edge.Two FTSE 100 stocks that I’m thinking of adding to my portfolio are Next (LSE: NXT) and Diageo (LSE: DGE). Here, I’m going to explain my investment reasoning behind these two shares.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…#1 – NextWhile most people would run a mile from retailers in the current climate, I think Next shares have the potential to grow over the long term.It’s worth pointing out that while this FTSE 100 stock has retail stores, around 50% of its revenue even in normal times comes from online sales. This means that Next has been able to make up for lost stores revenue by selling more online in the pandemic.E-commerce is a key part of its growth strategy and I expect this to grow over the long term. This is one of the reasons why I like the idea of adding stock to my portfolio.Next also has diverse range of products, strong brands that set the company part from its competitors and overseas sales that are growing. I expect the retailer to capitalise on this international opportunity — another growth driver for the FTSE 100 stock.It’s only fair that I mention that there are risks with this stock. First, the shares aren’t cheap. Next is trading on a P/E ratio of 17x and the share price is close to all-time highs. While Next paid a dividend in 2020, there is, of course, no guarantee this will continue.The Christmas update was positive and it even forecast a reduction in its financial year-end net debt. As a long-term investor I like seeing companies that want to reduce leverage and strengthen their balance sheets. I reckon it’s worth paying for a quality company like Next and hence it could make a nice addition to my portfolio.#2 – DiageoI like Diageo as it has a strong portfolio of beverage brands. Like Next, I reckon this gives the FTSE 100 stock a competitive edge. Even Nick Train, one of the UK’s highest-profile fund managers, likes Diageo. He’s invested in the stock via his Finsbury Growth & Income Trust portfolio.Drinkers are loyal to premium brands such as those that are part of Diageo’s offering. It’s capitalising on the ‘premiumisation’ trend, where it believes consumers will pay for a higher-quality product.While there’s a risk that this trend could run out steam, so far the strategy has worked. Its growth potential makes it a possible good addition to my portfolio.I should highlight that Diageo shares aren’t cheap on a P/E of 27x. The Covid-19 pandemic has also had an impact on Diageo’s business. Lockdowns have resulted in fewer people socialising and drinking alcoholic beverages. There’s a concern that the longer the restrictions persist, the more severe the negative impact will be on Diageo’s business.Diageo has also been growing by acquiring brands and I reckon it will stick with this strategy. And while there’s no guarantee it will continue, it even managed to grow its dividend during the pandemic. For these reasons, I think Diageo could be a good addition to a diversified portfolio like mine. Nadia Yaqub | Wednesday, 10th February, 2021 | More on: DGE NXT See all posts by Nadia Yaqublast_img read more

first_img Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here To get you in the spirit, here are 6 fun facts about the history of Independence Day, “The Star Spangled Banner” and other patriotic items.1. Why Red, White & Blue?The colors of the pales (the vertical stripes) are those used in the flag of the United States of America; White signifies purity and innocence, Red, hardiness & valour, and Blue, the color of the Chief (the broad band above the stripes) signifies vigilance, perseverance & justice (Source).2. Independence Day is Really July 2nd?John Adams believed that July 2nd was the correct date on which to celebrate the birth of American independence.  That was the day the Second Continental Congress voted on the resolution to declare independence.  Adams reportedly would turn down invitations to appear at July 4th events in protest. Adams and Thomas Jefferson both died on July 4, 1826–the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence (Source).3. When Did Independence Day Become a National Holiday?In 1870, almost a hundred years after the Declaration was written, Congress first declared July 4 to be a national holiday as part of a bill to officially recognize several holidays, including Christmas. Further legislation about national holidays, including July 4, was passed in 1939 and 1941 (Source).4. What patriotic tune used to be a drinking song?“The Star-Spangled Banner” was originally a poem by Francis Scott Key titled, “The Defence of Fort McHenry,” penned after he witnessed that Maryland fort bombarded by the British during the War of 1812. It was later put to the music of an English drinking tune called “To Anacreon in Heaven,” and officially adopted as the national anthem in 1931 (Source).5. How much money is spent on fireworks?Independence Day is a red, white and boom holiday with $311.7 million in fireworks in 2015 (Source).6. What city has the oldest Independence Day celebration?The oldest continuous Independence Day celebration in the United States is the 4th of July Parade in Bristol, Rhode Island; it began in 1785. (Source). Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here Previous articleShould you take your kids to see fireworks?Next articleThe Resolution of Independence Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

first_img Howard Lake | 13 January 2010 | News Tagged with: bursary Celebrity Funding  14 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 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. Singer Kylie Minogue is to become patron of a new charity launched by UK student social networking site, StudyVox. The StudyVox Foundation will provide bursary support to UK undergraduates seeking help with tuition fees. Kylie Minogue becomes patron of student bursary fund charity The first award of £10,000 and three other awards of £2,000 each will be presented by Kylie to UK students members of Studyvox in the spring of 2010. StudyVox has pledged an initial £16,000 in bursaries to help with student fees. Advertisement Kylie has already helped support the launch of the Foundation, and recorded material for StudyVox FM, the site’s online radio station. Kylie Minogue – photo: The Studyvox Foundationlast_img read more

first_img Tagged with: Events Ireland Sam McGuinness, CEO of Dublin Simon Community said: “The funds raised from the inaugural Dragons at the Docks will support the acquisition of two apartments as part of the Simon Capital Development Fund”.Last year Dublin Simon had an income of €19 million, of which nearly €8 million was generated through public fundraising. Dragons at the Docks raises over €250,000 for Dublin Simon AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Over 800 participants took part in this year’s Dragons At the Docks property industry fundraising event held at Grand Canal Dock, Dublin.The dragon boat racing competition saw 70 teams compete in races and, in the process, raise €250,000 for charity. Each team includes 10 paddlers, plus one reserve, and one drummer. Four female paddlers are required on each team. The overall winner was the team from Cairn Homes, with Collen coming second, and Investec coming third in a competitive final race. Last year the competition was won by the team from construction company Sisk.Nine of Ireland’s biggest property companies were the cornerstone sponsors of the second year of the event, with Dalata Hotel Group, Glenveagh Property and Hines joining the original six companies who launched the event last year, Cairn Homes, Green Reit, Hammerson, Hibernia REIT, Ires Reit and Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate. Howard Lake | 17 September 2018 | News  88 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  87 total views,  1 views today 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

first_imgMOVE 9 member Edward (Goodman) Africa was released on parole June 21, following prior releases of Debbie, Michael, Janet and Janine Africa. MOVE 9 members Merle and Phil died in prison.From far left: Fred Riley; Carlos Africa; Eddie Africa; his son, Little Eddie; daughter-in-law Sukona; and Raymond Africa Jr.Edward Africa was born and raised in Philadelphia. Prior to joining MOVE, he experienced the street oppression faced by many Black youth in the city, Initially resisting because MOVE had white members, Eddie eventually began to work with MOVE “because what they were giving me was more complete than anything I had ever known.” In and out of jail from the age of 16 in 1963 until he joined MOVE in 1973, Eddie was then frequently stopped by Philadelphia cops. When he refused to be searched, he was beaten when he resisted. As a result, he was charged with assault and resisting arrest.He was arrested Aug. 8, 1978, during the Philadelphia police assault on MOVE. Eddie wrote about himself: “I’m one of the MOVE 9. We were each wrongly convicted of murder, assault and conspiracy by the late Judge Edwin S. Malmed and each sentenced to 30 to 100 years in prison.” ( has four grown children and several grandchildren whom he has never been with except for brief prison visits. He will be living with family members upon his release. He states on the Mobilization4Mumia Facebook page, “I want to say that I had no intentions of becoming a revolutionary; this system encouraged me, pushed me to become a revolutionary; JOHN AFRICA provided the direction.”Despite serving over 40 of their 30-to-100-year sentences, two remaining MOVE 9 members, Charles and Delbert Africa, remain unjustly imprisoned. When recently paroled in May, Janet and Janine Africa stated that they have no cause for celebration until all their brothers are released.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_img Organisation United StatesAmericas Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsEvents Follow the news on United States United StatesAmericas Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsEvents Kerem Yucel/AFP NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say April 28, 2021 Find out more News May 29, 2020 US – After arrest of CNN crew covering Minnesota protests, RSF calls on US police departments to revisit press protections Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is appalled by the arrest of a CNN crew on the morning of May 29 during protests in Minneapolis. This is in violation of the First Amendment rights of these journalists, and authorities must ensure such unconstitutional actions are not repeated. RSF_en Multiple members of a CNN crew, including correspondent Omar Jimenez, were arrested by Minnesota state police on May 29 while covering protests over the death of an unarmed black man, George Floyd, in police custody on May 25. Jimenez, cameraman Leonel Mendez and producer Bill Kirkos were detained just after 5 a.m. local time reporting live near a scene where a local police precinct had been set on fire. The crew was clearly identified as reporters, with Jimenez’s CNN badge visible as he was reporting. Police told the crew they were being arrested because they had not moved when asked, according to a member of the CNN crew. However, live footage shows the crew telling the officers, “Wherever you want us [we’ll] get out of your way.” The crew was released an hour later, and the Minnesota governor has since apologized to CNN President Jeff Zucker. “The arrest of journalists on American soil is a shocking sight, and one that has become alarmingly common amid protests in the United States, a nation with some of the strongest press protections in the world,” said Dokhi Fassihian, Executive Director of RSF USA. “Reporting on protests is not a crime; it is in the public’s interest. While RSF is glad to see the crew was swiftly released and the governor apologized, this should never happen again. The Minnesota police and all police departments throughout the United States should revisit their policies and trainings regarding the rights of the press to ensure the First Amendment is being respected.”The United States is ranked 45th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index .  center_img to go further News Receive email alerts News Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says June 7, 2021 Find out more June 3, 2021 Find out more WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists News Help by sharing this information last_img read more

first_imgNews 26 jobs lost-Questions as to how a state backed company folded so quickly Twitter Facebook Twitter Pinterest LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Google+ By News Highland – July 10, 2012 Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Google+center_img WhatsApp Facebook 26 jobs have been lost in west Donegal.Eist agus cuidiú has announced that all of it workers are to be redundant and that the company is going out of business.The company was established in August of last year as a financial services call centre which offered help to people to get out of financial trouble through debt management.Despite significant state aid the company says it was unable to find a way out of its own financial troubles.Donegal Deputy Pearse Doherty says staff concerns had been growing in recent weeks:[podcast][/podcast] WhatsApp Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Pinterest Previous articleDonegal pharmacist reacts to flu jab dosage errorNext articleKitten thrown from a moving car near Crolly News Highland Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Northwest MEP says government needs Euro plan ‘B’ Google+ Facebook Newsx Adverts By News Highland – December 15, 2011 LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Northwest MEP Marian Harkin says the Government needs to have a back up plan in place in the event of the euro collapsing.She was speaking in Strasbourg where many MEPs are pessimistic about the future of the Euro.Marian Harkin says the failure to broker a more comprehensive deal at last weekend’s summit considerably weakens the euro’s prospect of survival:[podcast][/podcast] WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleMartin McGuinness’s nephew understood to be one of the victims of Derry shootingNext articleLetterkenny Town Council look at options to remove ESB cables News Highland Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week center_img WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Google+ Twitter Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Pinterest 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress schemelast_img read more