Stoiximan launches Betano in Portugal

first_img Tags: Online Gambling Casino & games Stoiximan launches Betano in Portugal 13th May 2019 | By contenteditor Email Address Stoiximan Group has extended the reach of its Betano brand by rolling out the online gambling service in Portugal.The site will feature a sportsbook with live betting and streaming, as well as an extensive casino portfolio.Betano is also currently active in Germany, Austria and Romania, while the group operates in Cyprus and Greece under its Stoiximan brand.“Our product has been specifically positioned to bring innovative features for the Portuguese market such as Μissions, Bet Mentor for the multiple bets fans, as well as an extensive live streaming offering, exclusively for our customers,” Betano’s country manager in Portugal, Ricardo Branquinho, said.Stoiximan CEO, George Daskalakis, added: “Staying committed to our user-centred philosophy across our international launches, we intend to commit ourselves to steadily focus on our customers’ needs and keep rolling out continuous product improvements to keep making their experience better and even more exciting.”Earlier this year, Greek gaming operator OPAP Group agreed a deal to acquire a 51% stake in Stoiximan’s Greek and Cypriot operations for a total consideration of €94.86m (£81.9m/$106.7m).OPAP’s OPAP Invest arm acquired the stake from GML Interactive, a subsidiary of Stoiximan parent company TCB Holdings, and gained joint control of the business alongside two of TCB’s existing shareholders.It followed OPAP’s acquisition of a 36.75% stake in Stoiximan, announced in September 2018, for a total consideration of €50m. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Casino & games Sports betting Tech & innovation Stoiximan Group has extended the reach of its Betano brand by rolling out the online gambling service in Portugal. The new website will feature a sportsbook with live betting and a casino offering. Regions: Europe Western Europe Portugal AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterlast_img read more

Gauselmann CEO blasts British government over reopening roadmap

first_img19th March 2021 | By Robert Fletcher However, Gauselmann (pictured) has written to the Prime Minister, as well as Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak, and Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Kwasi Kwarteng, to outline his concerns over the plans. Casino & games Email Address Paul Gauselmann, founder and chief executive of the Gauselmann Group, has hit out at the British government for its decision to exclude adult gaming centres from the list of non-essential retail facilities that can reopen from 12 April. Tags: Gauselmann Group AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter “Our venues attract comparably small numbers of customers who do not stay for long,” Gauselmann said. “For this reason, we cannot understand the decision which permits betting shops to open even though they operate the same gaming machines.  The Gauselmann Group operates the Cashino chain of adult gaming centres in the UK through its Merkur division. There are 174 Cashino locations in the country. Gauselmann CEO blasts British government over reopening roadmapcenter_img “This puts us at a great competitive disadvantage and we fear a long-term loss of loyal customers as a result.” However, adult gaming centres, alongside casinos and bingo halls, will not be permitted to reopen until the next stage of the roadmap on 17 May, when a number of other Covid-19 restrictions will be eased. Gauselmann added that any further delay in reopening could harm any planned future investment by the Gauselmann Group. Last month, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that English betting shops would be able to resume operations alongside other non-essential retail as part of the country’s roadmap out of novel coronavirus (Covid-19) lockdown. “We appreciate the government has to make very difficult decisions, but cannot see why, in terms of infection protection, entirely unproblematic businesses should be prevented from opening.”  Regions: UK & Ireland “I am very concerned about the stress this recent decision places on our business and whether we can continue to invest as we had planned,” Gauselmann said. Gauselmann called for a review of the decision, setting out his “disappointment and regret” that adult gaming centres will not be able to reopen alongside other non-essential retail next month, saying the two venues are similar in terms of size and customer turnover. Topics: Casino & games Land-based casinolast_img read more

Eterna Plc ( Q32020 Interim Report

first_imgEterna Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Eterna Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Eterna Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Eterna Plc (  2020 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileEterna Plc manufactures and sells a range of lubricants and petroleum products aswell as supplies imported fuels for the retail, industrial, agricultural, automotive, marine and energy sectors in Nigeria. The Trading division bulk imports and sells premium motor fuels and automotive gas oil, dual purpose kerosene, base oils, bitumen. low pour fuel oil and crude oil. The company has a technical trading relationship with Castrol BP, leaders in global lubricant technology and specialty chemicals. Through a distributorship agreement, Eterna Plc has exclusive rights to import and market Castrol products in Nigeria and the ECOWAS sub-region. The company has a lubes blending plant with a state-of-the-art laboratory that produces Castrol products as well as a coastal tank farm in Lagos with a capacity of 34 million litres; an aviation depot at Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport in Abuja; a coastal storage facility in Ikot Abasi and Akwa Ibon state and filling stations located in the major towns and cities of Nigeria. The business was established in 1991 as Eterna Oil & Gas Limited and re-registered as a public limited company in 1997. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Eterna Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Video of the Day – Denzel Washington doing to Haka

first_imgYou would usually associate American acting legend Denzel Washington with sports like American Football. But when he was on a promotion tour for the film Unstoppable, he stopped by Good Morning America and ran into New Zealand All Blacks Rugby Legends Michael Jones & Frano Botica to name a few. Check out if he’s any good? LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img

Irish charity introduces digital collection boxes for Lent

first_imgIrish charity introduces digital collection boxes for Lent 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. Trócaire’s Director of Fundraising Gwen Dempsey told RTE news that the move is designed to future-proof the traditional countertop cash donation box.“People are more often not carrying cash any more. More of us use our cards for shopping,” said Ms Dempsey. “Trócaire wants to give people the opportunity to use the same technology to be able to donate to their favourite charity.” Howard Lake | 12 March 2019 | News  516 total views,  2 views today Tap and donate box for Contactless giving box for Trócaire  517 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis22 Supermac’s is expected to extend the contactless collecting boxes to all its 100 outlets.Its CEO John McDonagh said the piloted scheme is happening in its restaurants because his family has a long association with the Trócaire.“We have supported the charity for over 30 years. In that 30 years we have donated €500,000,” he said.center_img Figures from the Banking and Payments Federation Ireland show that contactless payments increased by 66% in 2018. QR codes on cardboard collecting boxesTrócaire’s cardboard collecting box for home and office use. Irish development charity Trócaire is piloting digital collection boxes in two locations during its annual Lenten collection this year.The new digital donation boxes have been placed in fast food outlets in Dublin and Galway in response to a growing number of people preferring to pay using contactless cards or phones rather than cash. The campaign is a partnership between Trócaire, fast food chain Supermac’s, The Smart Group and Payment Plus. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis22 Trócaire combines mobile payments with its traditional cardboard collecting boxes by adding QR codes on them. The charity distributes one million cardboard donation boxes to schools, homes, parishes and businesses as part of its annual Lenten campaign.Lent is an important fund raising period for Trócaire, bringing in €5-€6 million every year. Contactless giving box for Trócaire Tagged with: contactless corporate fundraising Ireland paymentlast_img read more

TV presenter publicly insulted and threatened by parliamentarian

first_img Coronavirus: State measures must not allow surveillance of journalists and their sources Follow the news on Ecuador November 14, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 TV presenter publicly insulted and threatened by parliamentarian News News Reporters Without Borders voiced concern today about insults made by Alfonso Harb, a parliamentary representative of the Social Christian Party, against Paco Velasco, the producer and presenter of the programme “La Clave” for Quito-based Radio La Luna.“We call on Harb to retract his offensive comments about Velasco and we urge the government to support the journalist and give him protection,” the press freedom organisation said.Harb reportedly made slanderous remarks about Velasco on several occasions. The comments referred to his personal life and to Radio La Luna’s business dealings. Harb said he was personally conducting an investigation into these matters.He also publicly accused Velasco of being “under the heel” of the government and of “instigating chaos and anarchy” by his comments on the air.Ecuador’s Permanent Assembly for Human Rights (APDH) claimed that Harb had threatened Velasco in an even more direct way, saying he was looking for him in order “to punish him man to man.”These public comments have come amid a campaign by several parliamentarians to discredit opinion-makers who support President Alfredo Palacio’s call for a referendum on a proposed constituent assembly.Velasco and Radio La Luna were already targeted earlier this year after playing a key role in President Lucio Gutiérrez’s ouster on 20 April. The radio station was the target of two attacks and Velasco fled the country with his family on 2 May, prompting then interior minister Mauricio Gándara to personally intervene on his behalf.Velasco is currently getting special protection from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, an offshoot of the Organisation of American States. Two months before Assange’s extradition hearing, RSF calls for his release on humanitarian grounds and for US Espionage Act charges to be dropped Receive email alerts EcuadorAmericas News Newscenter_img Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives June 15, 2020 Find out more RSF_en December 24, 2019 Find out more to go further Help by sharing this information April 10, 2020 Find out more Organisation EcuadorAmericas last_img read more

Two Equatorial Guinean journalists held for the past eight days

first_imgNews November 27, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Equatorial Guinea September 4, 2019 Two Equatorial Guinean journalists held for the past eight days The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa But RSF has been told that the reason for their arrest may have been their interview with an investigating judge in Bata who criticized his recent suspension by the supreme court’s president. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the release of two Equatorial Guinean TV journalists who were arrested eight days ago in Bata – the country’s largest city and commercial capital – shortly after interviewing a recently-fired judge. Reports Asonga TV journalists Melanio Nkogo and Ruben Bacale. News Not even coronavirus escapes Equatorial Guinea’s extreme censorship “These arrests confirm the vulnerability of Equatorial Guinean journalists, who are exposed to the worst forms of intimidation as soon as they begin to stray from the editorial line demanded by the regime or by those close to it. We call on the authorities to release these journalists at once.” RSF_en June 15, 2020 Find out more May 18, 2020 Find out morecenter_img Melanio Nkogo and Ruben Bacale, who work for Asonga TV, Equatorial Guinea’s only privately-owned TV channel, have been held at police headquarters in Bata since 27 August. Neither the police nor any other officials have so far given any reason for their arrest. Organisation Equatorial GuineaAfrica Protecting journalistsMedia independence ImprisonedPredators Equatorial GuineaAfrica Protecting journalistsMedia independence ImprisonedPredators Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives Although Asonga TV is Equatorial Guinea’s only commercial TV channel, it is closely controlled by the regime because it is owned by Vice-President Teodorín Nguema Obiang, who is the son of President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, the country’s ruler for the past 40 years. Help by sharing this information News “These two journalists have been in police custody for much longer than the legally permitted period and there are no grounds for holding them because they were just doing their job,” said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. Receive email alerts Equatorial Guinea is ranked 165th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. to go further Ramón Nse Ebalé, a cartoonist known for criticizing the president in his cartoons, spent nearly six months in detention last year on trumped-up charges of forgery and money laundering that were eventually dropped.last_img read more

Sinn Féin recalls the legacy of Seán Sabhat

first_imgAdvertisement Previous articleBus Éireann boost services while contributing €40million to Limerick’s economyNext articleLimerick GAA sides in preseason action Alan Jacques NewsLocal NewsSinn Féin recalls the legacy of Seán SabhatBy Alan Jacques – January 8, 2015 1082 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Facebook Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival TAGSCllr Lisa Marie SheehyCllr Maurice QuinlivanlimerickSean SabhatSinn Fein by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up THE annual commemoration of Limerick republican Seán Sabhat’s death last Sunday provided the local Sinn Féin organisation with a platform to build support for the party’s aim of “achieving Irish unity and a fairer society”.After assembling in Bedford Row, the 250-strong crowd marched to Sabhat’s grave at Mount St Lawrence Cemetery where Sinn Féin party council leader Cllr Maurice Quinlivan, predicted that 2015 will be a very important year for both Sinn Féin and Ireland.“We will more than likely have a General Election and we are now the lead party of opposition both in Limerick and across Ireland. Our party was the clear voice for change in the recent elections and we appreciate the support we were given then,” he said.A wreath was laid at Sabhat’s grave on behalf of the Republican Movement by Eileen Shields from Navan before the main address from Sinn Féin councillor Lisa Marie Sheehy who said she believed Sabhat would be proud to see how things have come along in the party but not so proud to see the state of the country, “where emigration, poverty, housing crisis and other important issues are not being adequately addressed”.“We look at society today, the divide is still prevalent perhaps caused by the lack of political will by past and current governments to actively create an equal society. Still the rich get richer and the poor get poorer due to the lack of protection of vulnerable people in society.“I think people see through this now where we as citizens cannot be fooled by budgets where they seem to give something back to people but take it out of another pocket. In fact people are voting a lot more cautiously, once followed the lead of a parent, now looks at how the government’s decisions affect them,” the Cappamore-Kilmallock councillor said. Print Email Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live . Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Linkedin WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads last_img read more

Last Spring’s Stimulus Checks Helped Keep Borrowers Current

first_img September 7, 2020 1,079 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Andy Beth Miller in Daily Dose, Featured, News As Congress debates a new stimulus package, and Americans anticipate the possibility of a second government stimulus check, a new survey showed that stimulus checks last spring went mostly to cover rent and mortgage payments, as well as other “household expenses.”Credello, a personal finance tool, recently released these findings.This past April, all U.S. residents who were eligible received a stimulus check (officially known as an Economic Impact Payment) thanks to Uncle Sam (officially known as the federal government). These funds (each check was worth up to $1,200 for individuals or $2,400 per married couple, plus an additional $500 for each child under 17) are meant to help Americans navigating the devastating economic impact of the current COVID-19 pandemic.  It is anticipated that yet one more round (at least) payments could go out (most likely even before the November elections). However, it is reported that negotiations have stalled in Congress. It is believed that all those who received a stimulus check the first round would also receive one this next round as well. So the question is posed: What Will Do With Your Funds Received? Before answering this question, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed recipients, asking them what they spent their first round of federal funds on. According to the survey, the majority of adults in American households either did— or planned to—use most of the money toward some kind of household expense. Broken down below are just some of the most popular responses for how stimulus checks were spent: 80% used the money for food 78% spent the money on rent/mortgage and/or utilities 58% used the money for household supplies and personal care products 20% spent the money on clothing 10% planned to spend the money on household or recreational goods 33% planned to use the money to pay off debt or add to savings As they anticipate a possible second round of stimulus checks, experts advise all Americans who are able to do so (read: those who have their survival necessities met) should continue to focus on paying down their debts.  Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Last Spring’s Stimulus Checks Helped Keep Borrowers Current Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago 2020-09-07 Christina Hughes Babb The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Andy Beth Miller is an experienced freelance editor and writer. Her main focus is travel writing, and when she is not typing away from her computer at her home in the Hawaiian Islands, she is regularly roaming the world as a digital nomad, and loving every minute of it. She has been published in myriad online and print magazines, is a fan of all things outdoors, and finds life (and all of its business, technological, and cultural facets) fascinating in their constant evolution. She is excited to spectate as the world changes, and have a job that allows her to bring a detailed account of those constant shifts to her readers at home and abroad.  Print This Post Previous: Why Investing in Single-Family Rentals is ‘A Good Bet’ Next: No Relief For Three Million-Plus Borrowers Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Last Spring’s Stimulus Checks Helped Keep Borrowers Current Subscribelast_img read more

Number of gorse fires in West Donegal

first_img Pinterest Previous articleMan dies in Belleek tragedyNext articleDerry councillor calls for legal highs to be banned News Highland WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+ Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp By News Highland – March 18, 2010 Number of gorse fires in West Donegal RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North center_img Google+ Facebook Donegal’s Chief Fire Officer has called on the public to be cautious after a number of gorse fires were sparked in the west of the county over recent days.The fire service tackled three gorse fires in the Crolly, Hornhead, Falcarragh and Dunfanaghy areas over recent days stretching the services resources.While it hasnt been determined if the fires were started accidentally or deliberately Bobby McMenamin says given the current ground conditions a discarded cigarette would be enough to spark a gorse fire.[podcast][/podcast] Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook News Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more