Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Sports betting 30th March 2020 | By Josephine Watson Since Sergey Portnov became CEO of Parimatch Holding in 2015, he has transformed Parimatch from a bookmaker trading out of physical stores into a cutting-edge online sports betting platform and recognized international lifestyle brand.Sergey’s primary responsibilities at Parimatch include: the development and implementation of high-level strategy, making major corporate decisions, managing overall trading operations and resources, and acting as the main point of contact between the board of directors and the wider business. Under his leadership, Parimatch has become a united team with shared values of unity, integrity, and responsibility.Parimatch, an international sports betting company, is no stranger to the challenges many operators are facing in the face of worldwide live sports cancellations.Reporting a turnover drop of 30-40%, Parimatch and many other bookmakers are naturally finding themselves heavily impacted by COVID-19, but Sergey Portnov, CEO of Parimatch sees plenty of opportunity.He says: “This crisis has affected the whole world and influenced all business areas, including bookmaking. The number of sports events to make bets on has significantly declined. Now users are betting on some inferior leagues.“In addition, there’s a microeconomic panic about exchange rates and trading exchanges. Depreciation of local currencies is also one of the reasons for a turnover drop in dollar.” A change in cultureAs many of us likely understand while we carry on with our lives at our remote working desktops, the world of COVID-19 is a confusing and unique one to live in.This is no different for the employees of Parimatch, who Portnov says are getting used to their new way of life.“As a company that focuses on people, Parimatch is doing everything possible to keep people calm. Communication within the company has significantly intensified, workers stay in touch all the time, we encourage people to work remotely – communicate in zoom, chats; people can take the necessary technical devices to work at home.“We consult people on different aspects regarding this situation: insurance, medical services. We take all measures that can help protect people from the virus. Now there’s also a major informational threat that makes people panic.“We communicate closely within the team, and it distracts us from the theme of the virus and allows us to continue to perform our work. Everyone in the company cheered up, and we can even see an increase in productivity and effectiveness of the work of the company.” Ways of workingFor the foreseeable future, the industry will feel the impact of live sports cancellations – and not just as a result of decreased betting opportunities for punters.Portnov says: “I think that the current situation and uncertainty of the future have changed the plans for the year of every business in the world.“There’s no clear understanding of what the world will be like, how this situation will affect digital, consumer behavior and the main focuses of the world, which is why a long-term planning is suspended, but in short-term we continue to develop a roadmap, which helps us to achieve the goals aimed at improving our company regardless of the current uncertainty. We are growing accustomed to working in limited conditions and will develop our roadmap on this basis.” Companies must also account for wasted investment in supporting departments, says Portnov: “IT tasks that we completed last month are no longer relevant, and we are starting completely different tasks.“The same goes for marketing, all our marketing campaigns for Euro 2020, with grand filming and celebrities, are suspended.“Generally, everything has changed: our approaches to work, our marketing campaigns, all technical tasks and features. We will see which way the wind blows. We stick to adaptive strategy, and it’s not the right time for long-term planning.” Innovation means survivalIn his eyes, the future for any company is simple – “the strong ones will survive and those, who weren’t ready to adapt, will try to get out of the financial crisis resulting from inefficiency of the whole structure of a company.”His warning to those unprepared to take a proactive approach is stern: “Such companies will be on the verge of bankruptcy. Their share price will be extremely low, and they will be in debt.Despite the upheaval, he says, new opportunities are already coming to the fore. For example, he suggests traction in fast sports, like table tennis, bets for FIFA and esports.“For now, people seem to enjoy these sports. One more opportunity is to create more live, honest and competitive content for people to make bets on.”“For adaptive companies, it will be an opportunity to gain the lead due to digital disruption, experiment, add new games that aren’t related to top sports. It’s important to maintain betting not with top matches, but with live content, like table tennis, FIFA, etc., to create your own sports content or find a contractor who can provide tournaments exclusively.In his view, this is the future for the industry: ”I guess many bookmakers will have exclusive championships only available to them. Casinos will be extremely successful; they are a part of the industry resistant to such crises.“The industry is sure to undergo changes, but it’s hard to predict what exactly will change. Upcoming conferences will address the crisis and ways to survive in it. One thing I can say for sure is that the adaptability and business speed will determine who is strong and who is weak.” Sports betting Tags: Online Gambling Finding opportunity in adversity AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter iGaming Business speaks with Parimatch CEO, Sergey Portnov, to discuss how the operator is combatting the impact of live sports cancellations and market challenges Email Address
British American Tobacco Uganda (BATU.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2008 abridged results.For more information about British American Tobacco Uganda (BATU.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the British American Tobacco Uganda (BATU.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: British American Tobacco Uganda (BATU.ug) 2008 abridged results.Company ProfileBritish American Tobacco Uganda Limited (BAT Uganda) grows and processes tobacco in Uganda and sells cigarettes and other tobacco products to the local market and for export. Brands sold by BAT Uganda include Dunhill, Rex, Sportsman and Safari. Tobacco is grown in 13 districts in Uganda through a network of tobacco farmers. The raw tobacco is transported to the BAT Uganda green leaf threshing plant in Kampala where it is processed and packed for local and export cigarette consumption. BAT Uganda also exports tobacco leaves to cigarette manufacturers in Europe, Asia and other African countries. BAT Uganda is a subsidiary of British American Tobacco Investments Limited. British American Tobacco Uganda is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange
Rogers & Co Ltd (ROGE.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2021 interim results for the forth quarter.For more information about Rogers & Co Ltd reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations visit the Rogers & Co Ltd company page on AfricanFinancials.Rogers & Co Ltd Interim Results for the Forth Quarter DocumentCompany ProfileRogers & Co Limited is an international and investment services company headquartered in Mauritius, that primarily focuses on operations in four markets which are, financial tech, hospitality, logistics and property where the company provides services such as fiduciary, outsourcing, and consulting services, such as tax advisory, captive insurance management, fund administration, and actuarial services, technology services, including integrated business solutions, cloud computing, unified communications and collaboration, and mobile and converged connectivity services and financial services. Rogers & Co Limited operates through the following segments, aviation, financial services, hospitality, logistics, property, real estate and agribusiness, technology, corporate office, and corporate treasury. Rogers & Co limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
Rector Bath, NC Rector Belleville, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Washington, DC Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Hopkinsville, KY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit an Event Listing Tags TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Albany, NY Rector Tampa, FL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit a Press Release West Baltimore urban missioner named Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Pittsburgh, PA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Martinsville, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Collierville, TN Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Smithfield, NC Posted Jan 19, 2017 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET [Diocese of Maryland] The Rev. Ramelle McCall has been appointed the new diocesan urban missioner for West Baltimore and priest-in-charge at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. The joint announcement was made by the Rt. Rev. Eugene Taylor Sutton, bishop of Maryland, and the vestry of Holy Trinity Church.“We are delighted to partner with the parish of Holy Trinity in this new ministry in that community and surrounding areas,” said Sutton. “The Rev. McCall is a native of the Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood in West Baltimore and I know he’s passionate about our Church’s voice and mission there,” the bishop said. The Sandtown-Winchester community was the focal point of the Baltimore uprising in April 2015 following the death of Freddie Gray in police custody. Holy Trinity was seeking clergy leadership with the retirement of the Rev. Eddie Blue. He served as rector for 32 years.“I am blessed and grateful to the Holy Trinity vestry and Bishop Sutton for this opportunity,” said McCall. “We have a wonderful opportunity to work within our neighborhood and the wider community,” he said. In his role as urban missioner, he will work to bridge area churches, social non-profit organizations, community groups and diocesan resources to address issues of poverty, violence and racism in West Baltimore.McCall was awarded a Master of Divinity degree from Wake Forest University and did his Anglican studies at Virginia Theological Seminary. He was ordained in 2011. He served St. Michael and All Angels, Baltimore, as rector and chaplain to the Maryland Institute College of Art. He begins his new work Feb. 13. Holy Trinity was founded in 1953. It’s located at 2300 West Lafayette Ave.The Episcopal Diocese of Maryland consists of more than 100 worshiping communities in ten counties and Baltimore City. It is part of The Episcopal Church and the worldwide Anglican Communion. 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1 COMMENT Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 From the Florida Department of Health-Orange CountySummer is here and so are the high temperatures that can cause heat exhaustion and heat stroke. The Florida Department of Health in Orange County encourages residents and visitors to beat the heat and stay cool with the following tips to prevent heat exhaustion and heat stroke.Stay Hydrated – Drink more water than usual. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty!Those at high risk for heat-related illness – the very young and very old and people with chronic medical conditions – should stay in an air-conditioned environment. If you don’t have air conditioning, go to the shopping mall or a public library.If you need to work outside, take frequent breaks. Stay cool. Pace yourself while working or exercising in hot weather.Do not leave children or pets in parked cars, even if the windows are cracked open. Cars can quickly heat up to dangerous temperatures.Protect your skin. Use sunscreen with an SPF 15 or higher.Cover up with a wide-brimmed hat. Wear lightweight and light-colored clothing.Leave your pets plenty of water in shady areas.Check your local news for extreme heat alerts and safety tips.Heat StrokeSymptoms of heat stroke include an extremely high body temperature above 103ºF or higher, hot, red, dry or damp skin, no sweating, hallucinations, chills, throbbing headache, confusion/dizziness and/or slurred speech.What to do for Heat Stroke:Call 911 right away – heat stroke is a medical emergencyMove the person to a cooler place• Help lower the person’s temperature with cool cloths or a cool bath• Do not give the person anything to drinkHeat ExhaustionSymptoms of heat exhaustion include heavy sweating, extreme weakness or fatigue, dizziness/confusion, nausea, cold clammy/moist skin, pale or flushed complexion, muscle cramps, slightly elevated body temperature, and fast/shallow breathing.What to do for Heat Exhaustion:Move to a cool place• Loosen your clothes• Put cool, wet cloths on your body or take a cool bath• Sip waterGet medical help right away if:• You are throwing up• Your symptoms get worse• Your symptoms last longer than 1 hourAbout the Florida Department of HealthThe department, nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board, works to protect, promote, and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, and community efforts.Follow us on Twitter at @HealthyFla and on Facebook. For more information about the Florida Department of Health please visit www.FloridaHealth.gov. Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSFlorida Department of Health in Orange CountyHaet Stroke Previous articleHow to handle raccoons, snakes and other critters in your yardNext articleFathers need to care for themselves as well as their kids – but often don’t Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Reply This is a very interesting article, i really appreciate this and thank you for providing such type of information. Your consistency dedication and commitment made you to reach this level. The Anatomy of Fear LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply July 27, 2019 at 2:01 am Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Karan Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Howard Lake | 14 July 2002 | News 20 total views, 1 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. SMS text votes work for Big Brother AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Fundraising using premium-rate SMS with mobile ‘phones could work very well, if Channel 4’s experience with the Big Brother TV show is anything to go by.According to research by Baskerville’s Mobile Internet newsletter, viewers have already spent £850,000 on text message voting in relation to the show. This accounts for nearly 30% of all votes.Read Big Brother makes big money with SMS by Nick Farrell at VNU.net. Advertisement
Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists News ChinaHong KongSwedenAsia – PacificEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses DisappearancesImprisonedImpunityFreedom of expressionUnited Nations ChinaHong KongSwedenAsia – PacificEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses DisappearancesImprisonedImpunityFreedom of expressionUnited Nations RSF_en Although suffering from serious health problems, the 55-year-old Swedish citizen has been detained arbitrarily in China since shortly after going missing while on vacation in Thailand in 2015. The part owner of a Hong Kong-based publishing house that specialised in publishing books with sensational details about the private lives of Chinese leaders, Gui was the last of five publishers to mysteriously disappear in 2015 only to later resurface on Chinese state TV delivering forced confessions.In yesterday’s sentencing announcement, the Ningbo Intermediate People’s Court claimed that Gui had pleaded guilty and would not appeal. The court also said that, although he had become a naturalized Swedish citizen in 1996, he had decided to resume his Chinese citizenship in 2018.RSF condemns this outrageous travesty of justice and calls on democratic nations to put pressure on Chinese authorities to free Gui and all of the other journalists and bloggers imprisoned in China.“This case sets a dangerous precedent in which Beijing has assumed the right to kidnap an EU citizen, hold him arbitrarily for more than four years, and then give him a jail term that amounts to a death sentence in the light of his state of health,” said Erik Halkjaer, the president of RSF Sweden. “We urge the international community to step up pressure on China to free Gui Minhai and all other detained journalists and bloggers.”“This persecution of a foreign citizen in violation of both the Chinese constitution and international law shows that the Chinese government takes the democracies’ passivity for granted,” said Cédric Alviani, the head of RSF’s East Asia desk. “If it doesn’t encounter more resistance, Xi Jinping’s regime will know that it can act with impunity when it kidnaps its opponents anywhere in the world, holds them incommunicado for as long as it wants, parades them on TV like cattle at a fair, claims against all evidence that they are free, and even prevents them from seeking medical care.”Kidnapped in ThailandThe main shareholder of Hong Kong’s Causeway Bay bookstore and the Mighty Current publishing house, Gui went missing on 14 October 2015, when he was probably kidnapped by Chinese intelligence agents from his holiday home in the Thai resort city of Pattaya. He reappeared on China’s state-owned CCTV on 17 January 2016, giving a supposedly “spontaneous” confession that had been filmed in a Chinese detention centre.The Chinese authorities proceeded to accuse him of “illegal commercial operations,” “divulging state secrets” and even “illegally keeping the company of foreign diplomats.” In 2017, they prevented him from seeing a doctor chosen by the Swedish embassy, although he had the symptoms of a serious neurological ailment.RSF repeatedly called for Gui’s release and submitted his case to the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention. Swedish PEN awarded him the Tucholsky Prize for persecuted writers at a ceremony on 15 November 2019 attended by Sweden’s culture minister, prompting threats of “counter-measures” by China’s ambassador to Sweden, Gui Congyou. A group of press freedom defenders including RSF called for Gui’s immediate release in an open letter to Xi Jinping that was published in Sweden’s six largest newspapers last week.With more than 100 journalists currently detained, China is ranked 177th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. Sweden is ranked third. June 2, 2021 Find out more Mongolia : RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom News June 7, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the world’s democracies to press the Chinese authorities to release Gui Minhai, a Chinese-born Swedish book publisher who was sentenced to ten years in prison yesterday in the eastern city of Ningbo on a charge of “illegally providing intelligence” to foreign countries. China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison February 25, 2020 Call for pressure on China to free Swedish publisher jailed for ten years Organisation to go further Follow the news on Asia – Pacific News Help by sharing this information News Receive email alerts June 2, 2021 Find out more
Government’s promised €18 million to Global Vaccine Alliance DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews Facebook Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Pinterest Harps come back to win in Waterford Previous articleInclusion Ireland says new guidelines give clarity to medics during pandemicNext articleGardai urge road users not to take unnecessary risks on the roads News Highland Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 The Taoiseach’s announced that the Government’s promised 18 million euro as part of global efforts to defeat the coronavirus.Heads of state have been joining a live-streamed round-robin to announce their countries’ contributions to the Global Vaccine Alliance, GAVI.Today’s announcement brings the total that Ireland has already committed to combat Covid-19 to 78 million euro.Leo Varadkar says the funding will help immunisation programmes in the third world when a vaccine for the coronavirus is developed:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Varad-vaccine5pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. By News Highland – May 4, 2020 Google+
Written by Brad James June 25, 2020 /Sports News – Local SUU Men’s Basketball Adds Illinois Transfer Tevian Jones FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCEDAR CITY, Utah-In news from Wednesday, Southern Utah men’s basketball added Illinois transfer Tevian Jones.Jones, a native of Chandler, Ariz., has averaged 2.6 points and 1.1 rebounds per game in two seasons for the Fighting Illini.During his freshman campaign (2018-19) at Champaign, Ill., Jones netted a career-high 18 points as the Fighting Illini upset No. 13 Maryland 78-67. Jones connected on four 3-pointers to help Illinois knock off the Terrapins that day.The 6-7 205-pound Jones has impressive size at the guard position, making him a match-up nightmare for many opponents.Jones was a dynamic scorer in high school at Culver City, Calif., averaging 20.5 points and 9 rebounds per game for the Centaurs his senior season.Jones is one of five transfers added by Thunderbirds head coach Todd Simon this off-season. Others include Nick Fleming (Highland C.C.), Aanen Moody (North Dakota), Yuat Alok (Central Florida) and Marquis Moore (Detroit Mercy). Tags: SUU Men’s Basketball