Ladbrokes challenges self-exclusion reform in Australia

first_img Regions: Oceania Australia Ladbrokes has hit out at “frustrating” delays in rolling out a multi-operator self-exclusion scheme in Australia, blasting the process for its “complexity”.The firm, along with other major bookmakers in the country, has been working with the national government to develop stronger responsible gambling guidelines.One of the primary focuses for Responsible Wagering Australia, the collective name for the bookmakers, is to enable punters in all states to exclude themselves from igaming activities.However, due to ongoing uncertainty as to who will develop the system, Ladbrokes has seemingly grown weary of proceedings.According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Ladbrokes favours a multi-operator scheme and is keen for the Australian government to adopt a similar system that is currently in place in the Northern Territory.“The design and implementation of most multi-operator self-exclusion schemes fails due to complexity,” Ladbrokes general counsel Patrick Brown said.“Ladbrokes calls on Sportsbet and BetEasy (CrownBet) to work within Responsible Wagering Australia on multi-operator self-exclusion.”Ladbrokes’ statement has raised questions over the bookmaker’s membership of Responsible Wagering Australia, with the company also reportedly unhappy over plans to ban sign-up inducements for new customers.Industry sources told Sydney Morning Herald that since joining the group just over 12 months ago, Ladbrokes has not shared the “proactive” approach of other member organisations to “protect the sustainability of the industry”.In a statement issued to, Ladbrokes Australia said: “Ladbrokes unequivocally supports the National Self Exclusion scheme.”Image: Flickerd Legal & compliance Bookmaker has split from rivals over plans to change current system Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Ladbrokes challenges self-exclusion reform in Australia Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 20th August 2018 | By contenteditor Topics: Legal & compliance Marketing & affiliates Tech & innovation AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Addresslast_img read more

Free 2019 calendar with the latest issue of Rugby World

first_imgIrish welcome… Rugby World’s Alan Dymock at Thomond Park (Inpho)6. My life in pictures… Jamie RobertsThe Bath, Wales and Lions centre has always been one to keep himself busy. Here he reflects on his achievements on and off the field7. A great lineout move for your teamIn The Analyst this month, Sean Holley explains how you can take inspiration from a trick lineout that worked a treat for Newcastle8. Scotland lock Sam SkinnerPro rugby didn’t look on the cards for the second-row, but now he’s starring for Exeter and Scotland. Find out about his rugby journeyNew international: Sam Skinner impressed in his first campaign for Scotland (Getty Images)9. Rugby in the USAIt often feels like everyone in the world is waiting for rugby in America to explode, but what is the Stateside game really like? RW’s Alan Dymock investigates10. What it’s like to… be a citing officerGreek Danae Zamboulis is helping to push rugby’s boundaries by becoming Premiership Rugby’s first female citing officer. She tells RW’s Alan Pearey about her background in rugby and what the role entails PLUS, THERE’S ALL THIS…World Cup winner Conrad Smith on agent regulationsInside the mind of… Brian O’DriscollDanielle Waterman on the state of the women’s gameClub Hero Charlie SharplesTim Swinson on setting up a Scottish players’ unionA roller-coaster few months for Canada SevensBen Ryan on the pressures coaches faceFollow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Plus, a World XV of the year and the players’ views on the game’s big issues in the January 2019 edition of the magazine Free 2019 calendar with the latest issue of Rugby World The new issue of Rugby World magazine comes with a FREE 2019 calendar. Not only do the images celebrate a dozen standout Rugby World Cup moments but the calendar includes key dates for the year ahead, including all the Six Nations and Japan 2019 fixtures.In the magazine itself, Rugby World brings you the views of the world’s top stars in ‘The Players’ Issue’. We’ve teamed up with International Rugby Players, the global body that represents the game’s professionals, to find out what their members think about the sport’s biggest issues.More than 350 Test players completed an anonymous survey on topics including workload, concussion, international rugby, agents and money – and we reveal the findings in the latest edition. They make interesting reading.As well as all that, here are another ten reasons to pick up a copy of Rugby World’s January 2019 issue1. World XV of the YearWe’ve canvassed the opinions of writers across the globe to compile a team of 2018’s best players – how many Ireland players make the cut? And how many All Blacks?2. England prop Kyle SincklerThe England and Harlequins tighthead, who was so impressive during the November Internationals, talks dinner guests, sports knowledge and being a landlord in ‘Downtime’Prop star: Kyle Sinckler on the charge for England against Australia (Getty Images)3. Season structure RW columnist Stephen Jones describes the plans for a structured season as “a sorry shambles”. In this issue, he explains why playing fewer Tests would help solve the problems4. South Africa wing Cheslin KolbeOnce fearful for his Test hopes, the pocket rocket is now flying for the Springboks – and ToulouseDOWNLOAD RUGBY WORLD’S DIGITAL EDITION HERE5. Welcome to my club… Munster The province boasts a must-visit ground, so Alan Dymock jumps into a sea of red and discovers what it’s really like to Stand Up and Fight! LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS TAGS: Highlight last_img read more

Midweek Madness – George Gregan’s party trick

first_imgWednesday Apr 1, 2009 Midweek Madness – George Gregan’s party trick From young to old, amateur to professional, we all celebrate victory in different ways. Winning means something special to each one of us, and can be the reward for the hard work thats gone in for weeks before a big game. If youre old enough, alcohol is normally the order of the day, as each team has a different change room ritual to celebrate that sweet feeling of success – most of which should probably remain secret. But, on A Question of Sport some time back, Matt Dawson decided hed reveal all be sharing with the world the manner in which Australia celebrated victory when little George Gregan played for them. Poor old Matt Burke was put on the spot, but he came out with the details in the end, making for another classic moment on the show. :: Related Posts :: Paul Sackey’s astounding rugby knowledge David Strettle’s astounding rugby knowledge Time: 01:27 ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Funnies Related Articles 29 WEEKS AGO WATCH: American reacts to brilliant Nigel… 29 WEEKS AGO Video of John Kirwan apologising while wearing… 30 WEEKS AGO Simon Zebo reveals how ‘absolute lunatic’… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueey30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Each One Counts for The Prince’s Trust

first_imgEach One Counts for The Prince’s Trust Howard Lake | 29 May 2009 | News Julian Barrell, director of fundraising, The Prince’s Trust said: ” Recycling in this way is a great, economical way of supporting us – and it doesn’t cost a penny! The money raised will help hundreds of disadvantaged young people into work.”The Prince’s Trust needs £1 million a week to continue it’s work. For every successfully recycled mobile phone The Prince’s Trust will receive £3 and for every inkjet cartridge £1.Each One Counts uses cutting-edge technology to ensure a positive supporter experience of recycling. With carefully targeted contacts instead of old-fashioned and wasteful mass distribution of recycling bags, and the opportunity to collect both mobiles and cartridges with the same scheme, Each One Counts promises far greater environmental efficiency as well as income generation.Emma Corry, Charity Account Manager at Each One Counts said: “We are thrilled that The Prince’s Trust has chosen Each One Counts. It is a compliment to our environmental credentials, our system and our whole team. We are looking forward to helping them meet their objectives”.For further information email [email protected] or call Emma Corry on 020 8838 6888 or go to Youth charity The Prince’s Trust has today announced a national recycling drive, raising money to help young people into work.The Trust will be working with Each One Counts, recycling inkjet cartridges and mobile phones to raise the cash.Research has shown that around half of the UK general public still fail to recycle unused mobiles and empty inkjet cartridges. This puts a quite unnecessary burden on landfill sites, as many of these items can be reused or refurbished to put to constructive use again. Each One Counts collects these items completely free of charge, and not a single cartridge collected goes to landfill. Advertisement Tagged with: Affinity environment Individual giving Recycling Trading AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  73 total views,  1 views today  74 total views,  2 views today 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.last_img read more

WaterAid Untapped appeal wins at 2018 Campaigns for Good Awards

first_img  362 total views,  2 views today Melanie May | 10 September 2018 | News Advertisement Tagged with: Awards Edited on 13 September 2018 to include more agency details. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis35center_img  363 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis35 WaterAid Untapped appeal wins at 2018 Campaigns for Good Awards WaterAid’s UnTapped appeal has won the best global fundraising and advocacy campaign at the inaugural 2018 Campaigns for Good Awards.The campaign, launched last November by WaterAid and GOOD Agency, raised £4.2 million, which was then matched by the UK government.Untapped told the story of a Sierra Leonean community’s journey to clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene.  Supporters were able to experience everyday life in Tombohuaun through a Facebook Messenger chatbot, while a designated website provided a 360-degree view of the village. Some residents also made YouTube tutorials to share recipes and dance moves. Adverts – on television, taxis, escalator panels and cinema screens – supported the campaign. WaterAid worked with other agencies to bring Untapped to life. WaterAid teamed up with PR agency Tin Man to stage a striking memorial by the River Thames, with 800 multi-coloured buckets providing a stark reminder that 800 children’s lives are lost every day because of dirty water. WaterAid Ambassadors, including Nadiya Hussain and Rachel Stevens urged the public to ‘buy a bucket’ and help save lives.The charity also worked with KRPT to bring the faces and voices of Tombohuaun to life via 3D tree-projections on London’s Southbank while grime artists and spoken word poets performed freestyles on the spot.”The appeal also included 3D tree-projections on London’s Southbank while grime artists and spoken word poets performed freestyles.Overall, the campaign’s activities and digital experience attracted a combined 430 million views. This was the inaugural outing for the Campaigns for Good Awards, which see three publications: PRWeek, Campaign, and Third Sector join together to recognise creative campaigns for good causes.  There were 15 awards, including 13 spilt between Brand Led, Public Sector, Charity or NGO and Multi-Organisation categories, as well as overall Agency of the Year and Campaign of the Year awards. Campaign of the Year was won by Small Talk Saves Lives, by Pegasus for Network Rail, Samaritans, British Transport Police & Rail Delivery Group.Marcus Missen, WaterAid’s Director of Communications & Fundraising, said:   “Untapped was a real team effort, with staff from across our organisation working together, along with GOOD Agency, to create one of our most ambitious and innovative campaigns yet. Through new technology and the power of storytelling, Untapped has connected communities thousands of miles apart, raising awareness of our work as well as an astonishing sum of money. The campaign’s greatest achievement has been providing clean water and fresh hope to Tombohuaun.” 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 read more

Ecclesiastical to launch £1m giving programme

first_img  434 total views,  2 views today Tagged with: Funding grants 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 Ecclesiastical is launching a £1 million giving programme this month, called Movement for Good awards.The Movement for Good Awards will have two funding categories. The first will see 500 charities awarded £1,000 each, and this will be open for nominations from 23 April to 17 May, to eligible charities registered in the UK and Republic of Ireland, from small volunteer-run groups to larger, well-known organisations. Anyone can place a nomination for this category.  435 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis41 Melanie May | 1 April 2019 | Newscenter_img The second category will see 10 charities awarded £50,000 grants. This category aims to support innovation and is open to charities with an income under £5m. It will open for applications in June: from 17 June to 26 July.Information on the criteria for eligibility is available on the Ecclesiastical site and charities can also register their interest there. Ecclesiastical to launch £1m giving programme AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis41 On Tuesday 23 April, @Ecclesiastical are launching our Movement for Good awards – a programme designed to give £1million to charities. Find out more: #movementforgood— Ecclesiastical (@Ecclesiastical) March 29, 2019 Advertisementlast_img read more

Al-Zahf Al-Akhdar reappears

first_img News RSF_en News Organisation News Well-known Libyan journalist missing since his arrest Six imprisoned journalists to finally appear in court in Istanbul LibyaMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Libya The official daily Al-Zahf Al-Akhdar (The Green March) reappeared on newssstands on 27 October. It had been shut down on 13 October after criticising two Gulf states._____________________15.10.2003An official newspaper suspended to go further On Libyan revolution’s 10th anniversary, authorities urged to guarantee press freedom News LibyaMiddle East – North Africa October 28, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Al-Zahf Al-Akhdar reappears Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans Frontières) has asked for more information from Libya about the suspension of the official daily Al-Zahf Al-Akhdar (The Green Step).The daily was suspended by the standing revolutionary court on 13 October for having « damaged the national interest and harmed Libya’s position », AFP reported.The press freedom organisation asked for the reasons for and the length of the suspension and pointed out that the country has no independent newspapers nor the least freedom of expression.Al-Zahf Al-Akhdar (organ of Libya’s Revolutionary Committee), as well as other official publications, reportedly criticised and insulted Arab countries, including Bahrain and Kuwait. Some articles apparently reported that the kingdom of Bahrain could not be considered « a state, a half state or a quarter state » Kuwait was apparently defined as a « topographical mistake, which has never been corrected ».The suspension of this newspaper comes during a strained political climate between Libya and the Arab states. The Libyan leader on 4 October announced a clean break with the Arab states and asked the People ‘s Congress, the Libyan grassroots political structure, to give their agreement to Libya pulling out of the Arab League.In the same speech, Colonel Kadhafi went as far as denying the human qualities of Arabs.His statement produced a damning reply from the Kuwaiti deputy prime minister for cabinet affairs, who told the Kuwait newspaper Al Rai Al-Am: « Mouammar Kadhafi will go to hell ». « One wonders what logic there is in suspending an official newspaper which serves the government and whose mistake is to reflect the tenor of Colonel Kadhafi’s defamatory statements », said Robert Ménard, secretary-general of Reporters Without Borders.« Could this be a concession to Arab states insulted by Kadhafi days before the publication of the incriminating articles? » June 24, 2020 Find out more February 23, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts December 17, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

Limerick needs more e-car charging points

first_imgLinkedin Limerick on Covid watch list Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites TAGSLimerick City and CountyNewspoliticsTransport Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Facebook Email Previous articleDrugs and €196,000 in cash seized in LimerickNext articleWATCH: Limerick sweep aside sorry Kilkenny Staff Reporter center_img Twitter Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! THE lack of adequate electric-vehicle charging stations in towns and villages throughout Limerick will hamper the continued growth of electric vehicle ownership in the county.That’s according to Fianna Fáil TD Niall Collins who has expressed disappointment at the response from Environment Minister Richard Bruton to a call for more e-charging stations in Limerick.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Deputy Collins sought the minister’s plans to roll out electric vehicle charging stations in towns and villages across the city and county.While Minister Bruton said that “providing adequate charging infrastructure is critical to ensure the continued growth in the uptake of electric vehicles,” details of the Government’s €10 million plan to support ESB ecars network is only going through validation stage.“On completion of this stage, further details on the project, including information in relation to the location of chargers and an implementation timeline, will be set out,” he told Deputy Collins.The majority of the project centres around upgrading charging points with the addition of six high speed charging hubs on motorways capable of charging eight vehicles simultaneously and 16 high speed charging hubs capable of charging four vehicles simultaneously.However, this does not address Deputy Collins’ concerns about the lack of public charging points in towns and villages.“This is very disappointing as it doesn’t seem to provide any new locations and this is a problem. Upgrading existing e-charging stations is all well and good but every town and village should have them.”At the end of 2017, there were 3,799 electric vehicles (including battery electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles) on the road in Ireland.This increased to 7,647 at the end of 2018 – a doubling of the number of electric vehicles on the road.It is estimated however, that the implementation of the ESB eCars project will provide the necessary fast charging infrastructure to support at least 40,000 electric vehicles.Minister Bruton said that funding is available for public charging in local communities through the Better Energy Communities Scheme but home charging is the primary method used internationally and in Ireland.“Charging at home at night is the most cost-effective and eco-friendly way to charge an electric vehicle. Government funded grants of up to €600 are available, via the SEAI, to the purchasers of new and second-hand electric vehicles to support the installation of home chargers,” he explained. Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow NewsPoliticsTransportLimerick needs more e-car charging pointsBy Staff Reporter – March 17, 2019 1746 Advertisementlast_img read more

Ocean-forced ice-shelf thinning in a synchronously coupled ice-ocean model

first_imgThe first fully synchronous, coupled ice shelf-ocean model with a fixed grounding line and imposed upstream ice velocity has been developed using the MITgcm (Massachusetts Institute of Technology general circulation model). Unlike previous, asynchronous, approaches to coupled modeling our approach is fully conservative of heat, salt, and mass. Synchronous coupling is achieved by continuously updating the ice-shelf thickness on the ocean time step. By simulating an idealized, warm-water ice shelf we show how raising the pycnocline leads to a reduction in both ice-shelf mass and back stress, and hence buttressing. Coupled runs show the formation of a western boundary channel in the ice-shelf base due to increased melting on the western boundary due to Coriolis enhanced flow. Eastern boundary ice thickening is also observed. This is not the case when using a simple depth-dependent parameterized melt, as the ice shelf has relatively thinner sides and a thicker central “bulge” for a given ice-shelf mass. Ice-shelf geometry arising from the parameterized melt rate tends to underestimate backstress (and therefore buttressing) for a given ice-shelf mass due to a thinner ice shelf at the boundaries when compared to coupled model simulations.last_img read more

Tenure-Track Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Business Analytics

first_imgApplications are invited for appointment as Tenure-TrackProfessor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor (several posts)in Business Analytics in the Faculty of Business and Economics(Ref.: 500488), to commence on July 1, 2021 or as soon as possiblethereafter, on a three-year fixed-term basis with the possibilityof renewal. The successful candidates with more experience andqualifications may be considered for direct tenure subject toapproval.Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in Information Systems,Operations Management, Statistics, Computer Science, or a closelyrelated data-analytics discipline. The Faculty is particularlyinterested in those who conduct high-quality scholarly research andare able to teach courses in business analytics, machine learning,FinTech, and related areas. Experience in teaching Master’s or MBAcourses is desirable for candidates at the Associate Professorlevel.Information about the Faculty can be obtained at . The Facultyrecently launched the Master of Science in Business AnalyticsProgramme. Information about the Programme can be obtained at highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications andexperience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medicalbenefits. At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% ofgross income. The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuityand University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme,totaling up to 15% of basic salary. Housing benefits will beprovided as applicable.The University only accepts online application for the above posts.Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V. andother supporting documents. Applicants are requested to declareONE main research area from the four categories, namely,Information Systems, Operations Management, Statistics, and othersin the application form. Three confidential reference lettersshould be sent to Ms. Panda Tsu of the Faculty (e-mail: [email protected] ) directly by thereferees. Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an intervieweither at a future conference or via Zoom in case of a virtualconference . Review of applications will start as soon as possibleand continue until December 31, 2020 (extended to April 30,2021), or until the posts are filled, whichever isearlier.Advertised: Jun 19, 2020 (HK Time)Applications close: Apr 30, 2021 (HK Time)last_img read more