Casino & games Italy iGaming Dashboard: April 2020 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 9th April 2020 | By contenteditor While Italy’s sports betting market struggled after novel coronavirus (Covid-19) resulted in a nationwide lockdown and the suspension sporting events, the market grew year-on-year in March, thanks to online casino and poker. Regions: Europe Southern Europe Italy Email Address Topics: Casino & games Finance Sports betting Poker While Italy’s sports betting market struggled after novel coronavirus (Covid-19) resulted in a nationwide lockdown and the suspension sporting events, the market grew year-on-year in March, thanks to online casino and poker.Revenue across all online verticals was up 24.3% year-on-year at €174.6m, though this represented a 3.2% decline compared to February.This sequential decline was down to the lack of major sporting events, with all high-profile leagues suspended as of 13 March. Across online and retail channels, betting revenue was down 59.3% at €75.3m.The decline in retail was especially pronounced, after all non-essential shops and establishments were closed from 10 March. Over-the-counter revenue was down 73.7% month-over-month at €25.9m.Across both channels, Playtech’s Snaitech led the vertical, with 15.2% market share, ahead of Goldbet – the retail market leader – on 12.8%. Bet365, meanwhile, led the way online, with 17.2% market share.“The lack of betting events and the lockdown in Italy with majority of the population being at home, have lead in the past month to a growth in the Italian online gaming market and decrease in betting,” said Ficom Leisure’s Christian Tirabassi.This is evidenced by the fact online casino was up 20.3% at €94.0m, with the leading online operators shoring up their positions in the market. PokerStars, the long-time market leader, grew its share of revenue to 12.6%, increasing its lead over second-placed Sisal, which also saw its share grow to 8.3%.However, the most eye-catching growth was seen in the poker vertical. Tournament revenue more than doubled to €16.1m, while cash game revenue grew 97.3% to €10.0m.Tirabassi pointed out that after three years of poker decline, the market was enjoying something of a renaissance. Earlier this month GVC Holdings’ partypoker brand secured a licence to return to Italy after a four year absence, suggesting operators are eager to take advantage of the uptick in activity.PokerStars is once again the main beneficiary, accounting for 63.7% of tournament revenue, and 48.5% of cash game revenue. Snaitech was a distant second for tournaments, with a 6.0% market share, and Lottomatica came second in cash games, on 5.3%.All data and figures from the regulator are processed by leading European corporate advisory firm Ficom Leisure, a specialist in all segments of the betting and gaming sector.Ficom Leisure also provides monthly figures on the New Jersey online market in the New Jersey iGaming Dashboard, Pennsylvania in the Pennsylvania iGaming Dashboard, Indiana in the Indiana iGaming Dashboard and Iowa in the Iowa iGaming Dashboard, all of which are available on iGB North America.It also provides quarterly figures on the Spanish online market in the Spain iGaming Dashboard, and on the Portuguese market in the Portugal iGaming Dashboard. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: Card Rooms and Poker Mobile Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops
Standard Group Limited (SGL.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2005 annual report.For more information about Standard Group Limited (SGL.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Standard Group Limited (SGL.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Standard Group Limited (SGL.ke) 2005 annual report.Company ProfileStandard Group Limited is a major publishing and broadcasting company in Kenya with interests in print, radio and TV and digital media. Well-known brands include The Standard newspaper; the second-largest national newspaper and the flagship product of the publishing group; Kenya Television Network (KTN), a private, independent TV station; KTN News, a 24-hour news channel; Bamba TV; operated via Lancia Digital Broadcasting and offering international and local channels; Radio Maisha, a radio station offering listeners a wide selection of news, entertainment and current affairs programmes; The Nairobian, a leading weekly newspaper; Standard Digital, a leading online publishing platform; Think Outdoor, an outdoor advertising agency placing billboards in strategic sites. The company was founded in 1902 and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. The Standard Group Limited is a subsidiary of S.N.G Holdings Limited. Standard Group Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange
Shumba Energy Limited (SHUMBA.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about Shumba Energy Limited (SHUMBA.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Shumba Energy Limited (SHUMBA.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Shumba Energy Limited (SHUMBA.bw) 2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileShumba Energy is a coal mining and energy development company with extensive interests in advanced energy projects in Botswana, including 4.5 billion tonnes of coal for thermal energy and exports. Shumba Energy is ideally positioned to address the chronic power shortage in the SADC region and aims to supply energy to southern African countries in a sustainable and cost-effective manner. Shumba Energy is involved in major energy projects including: Morupule South Mine Project which produces export-quality coal for local and regional industrial users; Mabesekwa Power Plant which supplies electricity to South Africa; Sechaba Project which supplies electricity to Botswana and other southern African countries; the Solar Energy Project geared to build a scalable solar power plant; and Lethlakeng Underground Coal Gasification Project with a license to explore 1 000 square kilometres for coal resources.
ABC Motors Company Limited (ABC.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2020 abridged results.For more information about ABC Motors Company Limited (ABC.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ABC Motors Company Limited (ABC.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ABC Motors Company Limited (ABC.mu) 2020 abridged results.Company ProfileABC Motors Company Limited markets, distributes and repairs automobiles as well as offering motor spares within the company’s offered services. The company is a subsidiary of ABC Group and is headquartered in Port-Louis, Mauritius. ABC Motors Company Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
GLOUCESTER, ENGLAND – JANUARY 08: Tom Johnson of Exeter looks to pass as Andy Hazell closes in during the Aviva Premiership game between Gloucester and Exeter Chiefs at Kingsholm Stadium on January 8, 2011 in Gloucester, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images) Tom Johnson (centre) about to be tackledExeter flanker Tom Johnson wants to cap off a fine season for not only himself, but also the Chiefs as they wrap up their inaugural Aviva Premiership campaign at home to London Wasps on Saturday.With Sandy Park set for another sell-out crowd, the all-action forward admits he and his team-mates are looking to produce one final big performance which, if they are successful by more than eight points, will guarantee Rob Baxter’s side of eighth place in the top flight.Buoyed by their recent away-day success at Sale Sharks, a result which ended a four-game losing streak for the Devon club, the Chiefs hope home advantage will again prove crucial in this the third meeting of the two clubs this term. The Chiefs won the first encounter in the LV= Cup 29-9 at Sandy Park back in November, but they came unstuck in the Premiership clash at Adams Park in December when they went down 24-12.Johnson insists that not only do the Chiefs want to avenge that result and claim eighth spot, but they are desperate to put in a big display on home soil after they lost to Saracens in their last Sandy Park run-out. “We really want to do something for the crowd in our game against Wasps because we felt we let them down against Saracens, so we want to make up for it,” said Johnson, who joined the Chiefs in 2007 from Coventry.“Bath gave Wasps a real hiding at Twickenham not long ago and we beat them in the cup, so they have a lot to play for. We are a highly-motivated bunch of guys though and, when it comes down to it, we always want to win for the club. Having said that, it’s been such an intense season that we are all looking forward to having some time off soon. Because we went up quite late last season with the play-offs and everything, it feels like we’ve played two seasons back-to-back, so a few weeks off over the summer will be great.” “I think it probably has more to do with the team’s performance on the day and the work of the club, so I see it more as a team nomination than one for me personally. I don’t actually remember too much about the performance itself other than scoring, so it was strange to see them pick that game. But it was a must-win game for us so it was a great win and a good performance by everyone involved.”Johnson is set to attend the Aviva Premiership Rugby End of Season Awards night in London along with head coach Rob Baxter, who himself is in the running for the Director of Rugby accolade. “Rob definitely deserves his nomination and all the praise and awards he gets because he has been fantastic this season – he’s very organised and knows what he wants,” added Johnson. The 28-year-old has been one of the stand-out performers for the Chiefs this season and his on-field efforts have been recognised by the Premiership, who have nominated for the Gatorade Premiership Rugby Performance of the season.Johnson was put forward for the award after scoring one of Exeter’s three tries in the 24-19 win over Sale Sharks at Sandy Park in November, whilst the judging panel also confirmed he was unfortunate not to find his name on the player-of-the-season shortlist. “It was a little bit unexpected to be honest,” Johnson said. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS
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CTT partners with WorldPay 22 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 31 October 2002 | News Charity Technology Trust (CTT) is now an Accredited Partner of WorldPay, so can offer its full range of online multi-currency payment solutions to partner charities.Global multi-currency online payment processor WorldPay has announced that over 20 of the UK’s major charities have signed up to benefit from online fundraising techniques through its partnership with specialist IT solution provider Charity Technology Trust (CTT).CTT, itself a registered charity, was specially formed to increase the efficiency of UK charities with the use of new technology and the Internet, and through its relationship with WorldPay, now helps to boost the income of charities such as Oxfam, PDSA, NSPCC, and The National Trust. 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis CTT has several key initiatives in online fundraising available or pending. CTT Raffles, its online raffle engine, has raised over £70,000 in 11 months, from a total of 20 raffles. It allows donors to buy raffle tickets online through a secure micro-site powered by WorldPay’s secure online payment processing technology.As a WorldPay Accredited Partner, CTT is able to offer the full range of WorldPay products to its own partner charities. Its partners benefit from preferential payment processing rates especially for charities. CTT is also soon to launch CTT Communications, a Web-based bulk email device that will empower charities to send newsletter, mailing and fundraising campaigns.David Sear, Chief Operating Officer of WorldPay, said: “It is increasingly evident that charities must maximise their fundraising capacity by the use of accessible donation channels such as the Internet. We are very proud of our association with CTT, and feel certain it will continue to benefit both CTT and its member charities.” Peter Sweatman, Founder and CEO of CTT commented: “Our aim is to improve charities’ efficiency and their donor relationships by the production of fun, secure fundraising and promotional tools using digital media. WorldPay’s preferential charity rates and secure payment processing systems ensure key financial benefits for each charity as well as engendering crucial donor confidence. In this, WorldPay has always been the obvious choice for us.”
Tagged with: Trading Howard Lake | 4 April 2008 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Diabetes UK launches jewellery appeal 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. 23 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Diabetes UK is appealing for people to donate their unwanted or broken jewellery so it can be turned into cash.Dominic Littlewood, co-presenter of the One Show and of Strictly Come Dancing fame, has Type 1 diabetes and is supporting the appeal. He said: “I know firsthand just how difficult it can be to manage the condition and about the serious associated complications like stroke and heart disease.“I would urge everyone who has any unwanted jewellery, whether it is an old necklace or mismatched earrings, to send them to Diabetes UK and help them raise vital funds”.www.diabetes.org.uk
The manager at Kentucky Fried Chicken on Telegraph Avenue and 28th Street in Oakland, Calif., fired union organizer Shonda Roberts on Oct. 17. Roberts has been a lead organizer for the East Bay Organizing Committee for two years. The firing was retaliation for her organizing work to help her co-workers improve their working conditions and increase their pay. EBOC organizes fast-food workers as part of the national Fight for $15 movement.Roberts actually had an impeccable track record at the KFC/Pizza Hut, with zero write-ups and many loyal customers who consistently go back to the restaurant just to see her. For more than three years, Roberts was the best and most experienced employee in the store.Almost immediately EBOC, with the help of community supporters, held a seven-hour picket line at the store to demand Roberts’s job back. Picketers weren’t intimidated when KFC/Pizza Hut called out the Oakland Police Department, who showed up with several cars. The workers and community protesters kept up their spirited picket with continued chanting, such as “Hey hey, ho ho — poverty wages got to go.”After days of relentless actions, petitioning and calls, Roberts’s regional manager sat down with her and the union to discuss the terms of her return to work. He said the KFC management team met and decided the best move would be to offer Roberts her job back. She was set to return on Oct. 25 with back pay.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
LA Times writers vote union after 136 yearsThe Los Angeles Times has a long history of viciously anti-union ownership going back 136 years. What started as a campaign among journalists over workplace grievances, like gender pay inequities and a unilateral change in vacation time in 2016, evolved into broader concerns about the paper’s direction, the newsroom’s editorial independence and competence of top management. Staffers were also upset by the Tronc media company’s lavish compensation plan for executives, which increased 80 percent in 2017, while journalists were told there wasn’t money for raises.Support for unionizing grew in August when Tronc fired top Times editorial leadership, prompting concerns over who would replace them. LA Times CEO and publisher Ross Levinsohn, known for his “frat-house” behavior, didn’t help. (Tronc announced immediately after the vote that Levinsohn was on a leave of absence; he has since been replaced.)After the union drive was launched publicly in October, the paper’s ownership mounted what staffers called a “condescending” campaign, which, “in its oafishness and ineptitude,” included frequent emails urging workers not to unionize. Staffers told HuffPost that “management’s aggressive anti-union posture flipped more votes in favor of unionizing.” The writers “got sick of being talked down to, as if they weren’t journalists.”When votes were tallied Jan. 19 by the National Labor Relations Board, the results were 248 to 44 for representation by the Washington, D.C.-based NewsGuild-CWA (Communication Workers). “Having a union won’t stop layoffs, but [with] a collective voice the days of the newsroom passively standing by while corporate management did whatever they wanted are over,” Times reporter Bettina Boxall told HuffPost. (Jan. 19)West Coast drivers fight ‘the Wal-Mart of school bus transport companies’School bus drivers in Seattle and now Glendale, Calif., are facing a goliath: the First Student Corporation’s global headquarters are in Britain. Teamsters Local 174 in Seattle, which represents 400 drivers in King County, held a one-day unfair labor practices strike on Nov. 29. They voted down a unilaterally imposed contract with no pension terms and a substandard health care plan, which even the company admitted does not meet minimum coverage under the Affordable Care Act. No wonder the workers call the company “the Wal-Mart of the school bus transport companies.” (teamsters174.net, Jan. 6)In Glendale, drivers, represented by Teamsters Local 572, are entrusted to transport special needs students in three regional school districts. But these buses often lack working radios or public address systems, which are critical if a student has a seizure. When First Student refused to offer terms for better pay and health benefits, a guaranteed hourly pay rate and safer conditions — both in the bus yard and on the buses themselves — the local called the unfair labor practices strike Jan. 18. First Student has not come to the table since the strike began.But solidarity is spreading. The Seattle Educators Association pledged to have a solidarity walkout, and in union spirit, the Boston School Bus Drivers, United Steelworkers Local 8751, passed a resolution and donated $500 to Teamsters Local 174. Applause to those donating, walking out and showing solidarity against this conniving company.South Carolina port truckers win union victorySome 53 short-haul drivers at South Carolina truck company Container Maintenance Corporation voted to join Teamsters Local 509 in mid-December. These workers haul container cargo between the Port of Charleston and the rail yard in North Charleston. Last August, the company changed workers’ pay from hourly to meritocracy-based “production”; then it cut their pay. As worker Reggie McQueen recounts, he applied for a home loan, but when the underwriter called the company, it was told he was just a “production worker” with no verifiable income. So McQueen’s loan was rejected. That motivated the workers to contact Local 509.As Teamsters, the workers will be able to negotiate a package of pay and benefits that supports their families. And this victory “will pave the way for many others at the Charleston ports,” said Local 509 President James Todd in a Jan. 1 Teamster release. This victory is the fourth recent win by Teamsters at goods transport companies coast to coast in the past five months! Port drivers — both those misclassified as independent contractors and those who are employees — are driven down by low wages and unpredictable income. But they are fighting back against a system rigged by the capitalist bosses. (Payday Report, Dec. 15) Lesson learned: When bosses attack, the only retort is to fight back and organize!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this