Romans riot as Berlusconi pulls off narrow win

first_img Show Comments ▼ Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesUndoElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldUndoHealthyGem”My 600-lb Life” Star Dropped 420 Pounds, See Her NowHealthyGemUndo Tuesday 14 December 2010 9:28 pm Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi clung to front-line politics by the skin of his teeth yesterday after defeating a vote of no confidence by just three votes.Romans took to the streets in protest as some of the most serious rioting the city has seen in years broke out. Dozens were injured as protestors threw smoke bombs and firecrackers and fought baton-wielding police in running street battles in the historic city centre. The result underlined Berlusconi’s reputation as one of the great survivors of Italian politics, but left him unable to ensure the stability of the government at a time of major economic problems and a menacing Eurozone debt crisis.The no-confidence motion, brought by the centre-left opposition, was defeated by 314 votes to 311, and vote counting in the chamber was briefly interrupted by a scuffle between deputies from rival camps.The result was secured after a fevered campaign of back room deals. Tags: NULL Romans riot as Berlusconi pulls off narrow win center_img Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof KCS-content whatsapp whatsapp Sharelast_img read more

Greek operators could fight RNG exclusion

first_img Topics: Legal & compliance Email Address Operators could challenge exclusion of RNG casino games from proposed Greek regulatory framework Greek operators could fight RNG exclusion Regions: Europe Southern Europe Greece AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 14th September 2018 | By contenteditor Tags: Online Gambling Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Legal & compliance Operators could challenge the exclusion of RNG casino games from the proposed new licensing and regulatory framework in Greece.A spokesman for one of the 24 licence-holders under the interim arrangement that has been in place since 2011 confirmed to that “online RNG games have been excluded from the proposed licensing procedure”.He said that the management was “still in the process of assessment” with regards to a potential challenge, ostensibly under EU law.He added that the decision would be “not an easy one I assure you, since challenging the proposed legislation will result in further delays in its implementation”.The Remote Gambling Association also confirmed to “The amendments that they have published last week explicitly exclude RNG games from the scope of the law.”Lottery and offline sports betting monopoly OPAP, in which Greece sold its 33% stake to Greek-Czech fund Emma Delta in 2013, operates a network of Play Stores with VLTs offering RNG products such as slots and virtuals from providers including SciGames, Gtech and Inspired Gaming.The regulations published Tuesday by the Greek Ministry of Finance state that a five-year licence to offer online sports betting would cost €4m, with operators having to stump up another €1m to offer other online gaming services.Operators blacklisted in Greece within the past 12 months will not be considered for a new licence.This could impact GVC Holdings, which in January announced that a subsidiary operating under an interim Greek licence had received a tax audit assessment of €186.8m.The audit relates to activities from 2010 to 2011, a period in which the business in question was owned by Sportingbet prior to its acquisition by GVC in 2013.GVC confirmed to today (Friday) that it is still in the process of challenging the ruling, stating: “GVC has not been blacklisted and continues to operate legally under licence in the Greek market today.”Image: Evangelos Methenitislast_img read more

NetEnt bets big on Red Tiger

first_img Email Address Casino & games NetEnt’s acquisition of Red Tiger Gaming was notable not only because it was the company’s first M&A activity in its existence, but also because it sees it take charge of one of the sector’s most exciting suppliers. Jake Pollard discusses the rationale behind the deal, and how the two businesses will work together going forward, with chief executive Therese Hillman. Topics: Casino & games Strategy Tech & innovation Slots NetEnt’s acquisition of Red Tiger Gaming was notable not only because it was the company’s first M&A activity in its existence, but also because it sees it take charge of one of the sector’s most exciting suppliers. Jake Pollard discusses the rationale behind the deal, and how the two businesses will work together going forward, with chief executive Therese Hillman.NetEnt’s acquisition of the online slots specialist Red Tiger Gaming for up to £220m can be viewed in either of two ways.That of a company that’s been on a bad run recently and is ‘splashing the cash’ as it attempts to return to growth. Or a very shrewd move by a progressive igaming company that has the foresight to plan for its long-term prospects even when not doing great and has acquired one of the sector’s leading slots studios at a reasonable price.On the conference call discussing the acquisition, NetEnt chief executive Therese Hillman (pictured) told analysts the rationale for the deal was that the “industry was changing rapidly, as regulation spreads across most regions. This agreement enables NetEnt to increase market share” across the board and adds a very strong product portfolio to its existing games catalogue.Hillman said the two entities would remain distinct from one another. There would be synergies in terms of revenues and costs, products, merging the talents and experience of the two companies and fusing the strong technology expertise that will be at its disposal.But NetEnt and Red Tiger would remain as two different groups under the same umbrella and, in effect, be competing against each other when it comes to financial performance and signing clients.“NetEnt and Red Tiger will continue on their own corporate paths,” Hillman told“Red Tiger will benefit from the investments we have made in regulated markets, where we have good reach with presence in 23 markets and will get enhanced scale and distribution to more customers, while NetEnt will benefit from Red Tiger’s innovative content and further scale.”She added that the combination of strong clients and products between the two companies would be mutually beneficial. The obvious question this internal competition raises is that it could pave the way for serious conflicts between the group’s different teams.“Enough potential to make it happen” With both brands relying on the same tech, customer support, content and design teams, could the push and pull and small frictions of everyday business spiral into vicious office politics?“Looking at the Red Tiger and NetEnt integration pipelines, the demand will be there from NetEnt customers”, Hillman says, with the latter’s clients happy to take Red Tiger’s products, thus bringing additional scale and income to the overall entity.When it comes to the internal dealings between two brands and the management of projects that rely on the same human resources, Hillman says: “We want to keep both companies competitive and ensure that where there are synergies we realise them.“We will plan for it, but keep in mind that the environment has to be healthy and competitive between the two if we are to build something strong.” In other words, healthy competition never hurt anyone and NetEnt also doesn’t want to interfere in Red Tiger’s corporate culture and growth trajectory.However, the NetEnt boss admits that the most challenging task is likely to be “prioritisation: what to work on, when to allocate resources and budget and manage tech, sprint projects and the like”.Isn’t the combination of internal competitors wanting to grow but working for an umbrella group that is simultaneously looking for tech and cost synergies very difficult to get right?“It is, but both have enough potential to make it happen,” she says. “For Red Tiger the regulated markets and the speed at which they can enter them thanks to NetEnt’s compliance, regulatory and intellectual property knowledge represent a fantastic opportunity.”Regulated focus Speaking of regulation, Hillman said the combined group’s focus would now be on regulated markets, specifically the UK, Sweden and the other Nordic markets and of course the US; and that Red Tiger’s exposure to unregulated countries, Asian ones in the main, would be wound down.Red Tiger’s activity in Asia “used to be much higher a couple of years ago and is decreasing at a fast rate” Hillman says.“It is now very low across the combined group and this is why the acquisition was even more attractive as we started looking at it and going through the detail. We expected Asian exposure to be much higher than it was.”With NetEnt’s focus on regulated activity this is good news. But there are potential headwinds, such as the higher costs, taxes and heavier operational procedures regulated markets bring. Then there are with NetEnt’s underwhelming results in Sweden since (re-)regulation of the igaming sector and the UK sector facing serious reputational issues and a wall of political, public and lobbying opposition. Not to mention the potential impact a no deal Brexit scenario would have on consumers’ disposable incomes. Isn’t the group just making life hard for itself?“It’s a matter of focus and corporate strategy,” Hillman explains. “We have the capacity to absorb the costs and regulatory guidelines and when it comes to taxes, we have the volume that gives us reach and scale and the infrastructure to process them. And if you have good products, as NetEnt does, the market will have them and the business will grow.”In other words, NetEnt can handle the regulatory burdens, but just as importantly, doesn’t want to be dealing with unregulated activity and the associated risk.As for NetEnt’s main market of Sweden, the sector has been vocal in its complaints about a lack of regulatory clarity and overly harsh sanctions. What did Hillman think of the Swedish authorities’ comments that operators and suppliers were “simply “unaccustomed” to its regulatory approach”?Hillman is succinct but answers clearly (and in good humour): “We operate in 23 regulated markets so it’s somewhat insulting to our compliance and regulatory teams to read such comments.”As for the NetEnt-Red Tiger entity and its focus on regulated markets, “there is no doubt these are challenging, some of our core markets are hurt by new regulations, but we’re focusing on the long term and not just on the share price”, Hillman says.“In addition, those with scale will be the likely winners, which will also enable us to focus on producing innovative, high quality products”.In the meantime the priority will be “ensuring player channelisation” in those regulated markets, while the delicate task of prioritisation and integrating Red Tiger goes on in the background. Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Slot Machines AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 12th September 2019 | By contenteditor Regions: Asia Europe Nordics Southern Europe Sweden Malta Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter NetEnt bets big on Red Tigerlast_img read more

Nigerian Breweries Plc ( 2016 Annual Report

first_imgNigerian Breweries Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2016 annual report.For more information about Nigerian Breweries Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Nigerian Breweries Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Nigerian Breweries Plc (  2016 annual report.Company ProfileNigerian Breweries Plc is the largest brewing company in Nigeria producing the nation’s favourite brew, STAR. The company boasts one of the most modern brew houses in the country producing a popular range of lager, stout, malt drinks, ready-to-drink beverages, cider, carbonated soft drinks and energy drinks for local consumption and for export. Lager brands include STAR, Heineken, Gulder, Goldber, “33 Export”, Life, More and Stella; the stout brand is Legend; the malt brand is Amstel Malta; the ready-to-drink brand is Ace Passion; the cider brand is Strongbow Apple Cider; the soft drink brand is fayrouz and the energy drink brand is Climax. Nigerian Breweries Plc has 11 breweries, 2 malting plants and 26 sales depots; enjoys a growing export market; and offers sales and logistic and marketing support to merchants and vendors. Brands in the product portfolio are available in 13 countries including the United Kingdom, South Africa, the United States and various countries in Middle-East and West Company. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Nigerian Breweries Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

BAA Heathrow chooses Marie Curie Cancer Care as charity of the year

first_imgThe partnership will run for 12 months from 30 July 2007.  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy BAA Heathrow today announced a 12 month campaign to support Marie Curie Cancer Care as it launched its new charity of the year scheme.The campaign, which is named, ‘Destination: 5,000 hours of care’ aims to raise £100,000 for Marie Curie Cancer Care through a programme of staff fund raising events, passenger collections and promotions. This will enable Marie Curie Cancer Care to provide 5,000 hours of community nursing around the Heathrow area to provide end-of-life care for patients in their own homes.Marie Curie Cancer Care was selected as Heathrow’s first charity of the year and is a key part of BAA’s community relations programme. Heathrow’s 5,000 staff were invited to nominate charities that were close to their hearts and the final selection was put to a vote, with Marie Curie Cancer Care winning the poll. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.center_img Howard Lake | 25 July 2007 | News BAA Heathrow chooses Marie Curie Cancer Care as charity of the year AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Reporter dies after fall, others held during protests in Iraqi Kurdistan

first_img to go further Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan Reporters Without Borders (RSF) deplores a journalist’s death and harassment of other reporters by security forces in Iraqi Kurdistan on 12 August, when the authorities did their best to prevent the media from covering major anti-government protests in several of this autonomous region’s cities. Receive email alerts IraqMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists News Journalists have been repeatedly harassed in Iraqi Kurdistan since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Several journalists were briefly detained in April for covering protests or referring to them on social media. In June, the prosecutor-general sought NRT’s suspension on the grounds that it was encouraging curfew violations. Many other journalists were briefly detained by security forces, especially those working for NRT, whose owner is the founder of the opposition New Generation party. They included reporter Harem Khalid  and his cameraman, who were detained for four hours in Koya. Help by sharing this information NRT’s journalists were not the only one’s targeted. A reporter for the Kurd One news website and a Payam TV reporter were also briefly detained. Organisation In Dohuk, security forces prevented journalists from leaving the local NRT bureau, forcing them to cover the local protest by communicating remotely with participants. In Erbil, security forces briefly detained NRT reporter Muhammad Amir and his cameraman, confiscated their material and did not return it. The fatal victim of what the Kurdish media called a “black day” for journalists was Huner Rasool, a journalist with Gali Kurdistan TV, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan party’s official TV channel. Iraq is ranked 162nd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. He died of his injuries after falling as he tried to escape clashes between protesters and security forces in Ranya, in Sulaymaniyah provinces. Colleagues reported that he died about one hour after being rushed to hospital.center_img News RSF_en IraqMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists News Follow the news on Iraq August 14, 2020 Reporter dies after fall, others held during protests in Iraqi Kurdistan February 15, 2021 Find out more Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” December 28, 2020 Find out more “All these press freedom violations in a single day are extremely shocking,” said Sabrina Bennoui, the head of RSF’s Middle East desk. “The authorities clearly tried to prevent journalists from covering the protests by detaining them and by confiscating their material. Such flagrant obstructions of the right to inform are unacceptable.” News December 16, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

California Highway Patrol will Work as Celebrity Servers at ‘Tip-A-Cop’

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 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. First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff Community News On Thursday, October 8th, The California Highway Patrol, will work at Urth Caffé as celebrity servers!Come support your local Law Enforcement Officers and enjoy fine food and fun.These CHP officers will be accepting tips from patrons to benefit local Special Olympics Pasadena athletes.For more information, contact Tina Corona at (213) 590-5114.Urth Caffé, 594 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, (626) 844-4644 or visit are tax deductible and 100% of the tips from this event directly benefit local Special Olympics Southern California athletes.Visit, or Instagram: sosc_losangeles. Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenacenter_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribe Community News Business News 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Government California Highway Patrol will Work as Celebrity Servers at ‘Tip-A-Cop’ Published on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 | 4:57 pm Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy HerbeautyTop 9 Predicted Haircut Trends Of 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRub This All Over Your Body And He’s Guaranteed To Swoon Over YouHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop Important Things You Never Knew About MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News last_img read more

Delay in officially announcing permission for Derry plant may prevent legal challenge

first_img Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Delay in officially announcing permission for Derry plant may prevent legal challenge Facebook Facebook The North’s Department of the Environment has ordered an internal investigation into why people were not informed of planning approval for a major waste processing plant near Derry.Approval for the 500,000 pounds development at Strathfoyle was granted in September, 2011. At that point, the decision should have been advertised in the local press, but that did not happen until earlier this year.Objectors say that by time the advert did appear, the deadline for a legal challenge had passed.The BBC are reporting today that the top civil servant at the Department of the Environment has now ordered an inquiry to find out what went wrong.The DoE say that failing to notify the public in time was an “administrative oversight” which has “no bearing on the original decision to grant the approval”. Twitter Previous articleDonegal drivers who dodge parking tickets in the north face clampingNext articleLocal development companies to share in 90 Million Euro allocation News Highland News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North center_img Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ By News Highland – April 25, 2013 Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry last_img read more

Emergency plans in place in Northern Ireland as storm Ophelia is forecast to hit…

first_imgHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Google+ Twitter Facebook In the North, the Department for Infrastructure has activated its emergency plan and say Roads and Rivers teams are ready to respond to any impacts from today’s forecast severe weather.The Department will continue to monitor impacts on roads, rivers and tides throughout the day and will ensure the public are kept up to date.The winter safety service is on standby with 300 roads staff ready to deploy to manage any damage or obstruction to roads if necessary and safe to do so.The Peace Bridge in Derry will close this afternoon at 3.00pm while the department also expects that closures will be put in place for Foyle Bridge in Derry.The Driver & Vehicle Agency will close all MOT test centres in Northern Ireland at 12.30pm today. Staff will be in contact with customers to re-arrange appointments.Schools are also closed across the region of Northern Ireland.All routine outpatient appointments and routine treatments for this afternoon at Altnagelvin Hosptial, Omagh Hospital and Primary Care and the South West Acute Hospital have been postponed.The Trust is contacting people directly with regards to their appointments. Day care services will be closed this afternoon – again, the Trust has made direct contact with clients and their families to confirm arrangements. By News Highland – October 16, 2017 Previous articleAudio Update – DCC response to storm Ophelia progressesNext articleINMO call for review after latest LUH trolley revelation News Highland News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th center_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest Emergency plans in place in Northern Ireland as storm Ophelia is forecast to hit NW this afternoon Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

HR technologist: what exactly is it?

first_imgHR technologist: what exactly is it?On 12 Mar 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Iam graduating this summer and investigating HR roles. The role of HR technologisthas been mentioned, but research has not thrown up much information. Can youtell me about this role, what skills are involved, whether there is a demandand what sort of salary I might expect?PeterSell, joint managing director, DMS ConsultancyTherole of HR technologist does not fit into the traditional structures of mostorganisations. It seems very few companies see a demand for this role. It isseen as an entry-level role, with more of an emphasis on statisticalinformation than HR administration. Individuals would be involved in activitiessuch as systems admin, pay and benefits issues and manpower planning.Becauseof the limited opportunities for HR technologists you may need to reconsideryour options. There are a number of firms offering graduate trainee schemes forHR. Prospectiveemployers look at a range of skills for any HR role, including communicationskills, organisational ability, demonstration of an understanding of businessand numeracy. The likely salary will be dependent on the organisation’s sizeand sector.TonyClarke, senior consultant, Macmillan Davies HodesHRtechnologist is probably an American term; but I think it describes thefunctional roles within the HR profession. It would also fit e-HR where thetransactional part of HR operates on a shared services basis and be in-houseor outsourced, probably operating via a sophisticated intranet.  Youhave already achieved a lot. I gather that following some line experience youdid an HND, then your BSc in IR. Your non-HR line background and academicqualifications  make you attractive to anumber of businesses that would consider you for a career in HR.  Smallcompanies are attractive because they offer a truly generalist role, but theytend not to have sophisticated management systems and HR processes and you willneed that experience to draw upon in the future. My advice is to apply for HRpositions with the big blue chips to give you a solid professional grounding inHR and business. A good employer that recognises talent and wants to retain itwill move you around to give you experience and keep you motivated.  PeterLewis, consultant, ChiumentoThisrole is ill defined. It can refer specifically to HR intranet design andmaintenance but can also refer to any HR role with responsibility for HRsystems, particularly those that link HR to other systems.Enthusiaststalk about its pivotal role in turning HR from an admin function to aknowledge-intensive service. Staff communications are transformed throughintranet-delivered, visually stimulating, creative copy. Skills required are anunderstanding of what knowledge staff need and the potential for the medium todeliver it, plus recognition of what makes effective copy – given theunpromising nature of much of the material for transformation – detailedpolicies and procedures, often written in turgid legalese.Youshould start by talking to specialist HR recruitment consultants to ascertainwhether a market for HR technologists exists. Keepan eye on the recruitment pages of the personnel press and on articles on thelatest thinking on the CIPD website. Finally, talk to any contacts who work inthe HR field and get their views on developments in HR technology.last_img read more