Tags: Mobile Online Gambling AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Who are the Most Influential Women in igaming in 2020? 24th July 2020 | By Joanne Christie Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: Europe US Topics: Casino & games Lottery People Sports betting We’ve launched our third survey into the Most Influential Women in the industry and we want your nominations.To say 2020 has been a tough year would be something of an understatement. The novel coronavirus (Covid-19) took everyone by surprise and has dramatically disrupted work patterns worldwide.But its impact has been even more pronounced on women and has exacerbated existing inequalities, especially for those with children.The closure of schools and the lack of other childcare options have caused deep divisions within both workplaces and families, with women bearing the brunt of the fallout.A study of almost 5,000 parents in opposite-gender two-parent households carried out between 29 April and 15 May for the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) in the UK shone a spotlight on the extra pressures faced by women due to the pandemic.The survey found that mothers were one-and-a-half times more likely than fathers to have lost their job or quit since the pandemic began.Of those who had continued working, on average mothers were combining paid work with other activities – largely childcare – during 47% of their work hours, compared with 30% for fathers.In a briefing note entitled, ‘How are mothers and fathers balancing work and family under lockdown?’ the IFS said there was a risk that, “the differences we find in how the work hours of fathers and mothers are being affected by this crisis will result in larger detrimental effects on the career progression and earnings prospects of mothers than of fathers”.It added: “Several of our findings suggest that there is a risk of reversing some of the progress made in narrowing the gender wage gap over recent decades.”In April the United Nations expressed a similar view, releasing a policy brief that said the pandemic was deepening pre-existing inequalities, warning that “the limited gains made in the past decades are at risk of being rolled back”.Third Most Influential Women survey All of this makes it even more important than ever that we celebrate those women who are having a significant influence on our industry.In 2018 iGB launched our Most Influential Women survey in recognition of the fact that the igaming industry, like many others, had a significant gender pay gap, with women under-represented at its highest levels. We wanted to redress the balance by acknowledging those women who were shaping our industry.After the first survey struck a chord, we continued for a second year last year, with nominees again whittled down to a top 10 by a panel of judges. The full list can be found in Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 of our Most Influential Women features published in November.We’re now opening up nominations for our third survey, the results of which we will be running in our People edition at the end of the year.To nominate someone, simply fill in the survey here and tell us about their most notable achievements. Nominees must be either working within the igaming industry, or working in a position that has significantly influenced the igaming industry.Stuck for inspiration? For many of you, a potential nominee will immediately spring to mind. But for those of you unsure who to nominate, we thought we’d round up some of the women who’ve featured on iGB over the past year or so.For a start, a couple of women who featured in the list of five runners-up in last year’s survey have provided us with some insight on coping with the pandemic.GiG’s chief strategy officer Cristina Niculae provided her take on maintaining vision during the economic downturn, while Gambling.com Group’s director of people operations Ellen Monaghan provided her views on the post-pandemic workplace.There have also been a number of notable female appointments over the past year, including several at C level.At the beginning of the year software supplier GAN appointed Karen Flores as its new chief financial officer, while Japanese casino developer Ganapati named Juliet Adelstein as its new CEO.XLMedia brought in Sarah Clark as its chief transformation officer, while Push Gaming named Nicola Longmuir as its new chief commercial officer.At board level, Claire Milne took on the role of interim chairman at Playtech at the company’s AGM in May.On the regulation front, the Belgian Gaming Commission – known for taking a tough stance and banning loot boxes – appointed Magali Clavie as its new president.Across the border in France, Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin has recently taken on the task of heading up the country’s new gambling regulator, no easy task as its remit is much larger than that of its predecessor and there is now a much greater focus on social responsibility.Other notable industry moves included Lottoland’s B2B arm Alot Solutions appointing former Nektan chief legal officer Abigail Wahnon as its new head of legal and compliance and Grainne Hurst’s promotion to lead GVC’s corporate affairs, with a focus on RG efforts.Meanwhile, PMU named Céline Stierlé as its director of communications and DraftKings appointed Christine Thurmond as its new director of responsible gaming.Sweden’s Svenska Spel also made new senior hires, appointing Kajsa Nylander as its new sustainability manager and Petra Blixt as head of sales and marketing for igaming subsidiary Svenska Spel Sport & Casino.High achievers Of course, there are plenty of women who are noteworthy not for moving jobs, but for their recent achievements in their existing roles.Earlier this year we spoke with Gamstop CEO Fiona Palmer about her satisfaction at finally getting the UK’s self-exclusion scheme to the point of being compulsory for all operators.We also featured Henrietta Dunkley, a solicitor who made headlines last year when she successfully negotiated a settlement against a high street bookmaker worth £120,000.Kindred’s Maris Bonello, one of the pioneers of responsible gambling, also gave us a detailed account of how much the industry had moved on in this regard.On the regulation front, Camilla Rosenberg, director general of the Sweden’s gambling regulator Spelinspektionen, is never far from the news, nor is Anna van der Gaag, who as chief of the Advisory Board for Safer Gambling will certainly have a huge role to play in any reregulation in the UK.And while her views may seem extreme to those in the industry, there’s no doubt Gambling Related Harms All Party Parliamentary Group chair Carolyn Harris is also shaping the conversation when it comes to the future of UK gambling regulation.Meanwhile, Stateside Karen Lenoir is currently working on the ground-breaking task of handling licensing for the first mobile-only state of Tennessee.Also in the US, women are front and centre of the trend towards deals between content providers and gaming giants. Erika Nardini, CEO at Barstool, is a case in point with the deal struck between the online publisher and Penn National Gaming.Other women deserve recognition simply for pressing on with major strategic projects during the pandemic period. These include Casinos Austria chief executive Bettina Glatz-Kremsner, chairwoman and chief executive of FDJ Stéphane Pallez and Svenska Spel’s Anna Romboli, who heads up the lottery (Tur) business.The above suggestions are by no means exhaustive and it is likely there are plenty of other women who deserve to be nominated this year. If you have one in mind, get nominating.Image: Piqsels Casino & games We’ve launched our third survey into the Most Influential Women in the industry and we want your nominations Email Address
Sun Limited (SUN.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2012 abridged results.For more information about Sun Limited (SUN.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sun Limited (SUN.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sun Limited (SUN.mu) 2012 abridged results.Company ProfileSun Limited engages in the tourism sector of the leisure industry. The company is based in Ebene, the Republic of Mauritius, where it owns and operates six resorts in the Republic of Mauritius, one resort in the Republic of Maldives and also owns two in-house tour operators in France and South Africa. Sun Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius
Equity Bank Group Limited (EQTY.rw) listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2018 presentation results for the first quarter.For more information about Equity Bank Group Limited (EQTY.rw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Equity Bank Group Limited (EQTY.rw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Equity Bank Group Limited (EQTY.rw) 2018 presentation results for the first quarter.Company ProfileEquity Bank Group Limited is a leading financial institution based in Kenya which offers products and services to private individuals and small-to-medium enterprises, and the corporate banking market. It operates in six geographical markets; Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Rwanda, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The consumer division targets salaried customers or customers who receive regular remittances, such as a pension. The SME division provides financial solutions for working capital needs, property development and acquisition of assets. The corporate division targets large enterprises offering products and services that range from equity, mortgage and asset finance loans to trade finance, development loans and business loans. Formerly known as Equity Bank Limited, the commercial bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Equity Group Holdings Limited. Equity Bank Group Limited is listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange
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News April 14, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 After seven years, closed newspaper finally acquitted of Basque terrorist links Follow the news on Spain SpainEurope – Central Asia Two Spanish journalists killed in eastern Burkina Faso April 27, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders hails a Spanish court’s decision on 12 April to acquit five journalists who ran the Basque-language daily Euskaldunon Egunkaria of all charges of links to the Basque armed separatist group ETA.The charges were brought against the journalists in 2003 and, as a result, the newspaper had been closed since 20 February 2003 on the orders of a National Court judge, Juan de Olmo.Reporters Without Borders had repeatedly expressed its dismay about the newspaper’s closure because of the terrorist allegations. In our view, it was unacceptable that a newspaper could remain closed for seven years in democratic country that is a European Union member without a court reaching a verdict on the case.The press freedom organisation had continually urged the judge in charge of the case to acquit the journalists and order the newspaper’s immediately reopening.Judge Javier Gomez Bermudez of the National Court, Spain’s highest court, finally ruled this week that the prosecution had failed to demonstrate any link with ETA. The ruling is a just one, but it has come seven years too late.Bermudez said the newspaper’s closure “had no direct constitutional basis and was not authorised by any special legal provision.” He said Spain’s 1978 constitution permitted the suspension of the right to freedom of information and expression under a state of emergency or state of siege (article 55.1) but not in terrorism cases (article 55.2).The media have welcomed the decision, while Spanish journalists’ organisations are calling on the authorities pay compensation for the losses cause by Egunkaria’s closure. Reporters Without Borders urges the prosecutor’s office not to appeal against the acquittal. Help by sharing this information News December 2, 2020 Find out more to go further Receive email alerts News June 2, 2021 Find out more Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU SpainEurope – Central Asia RSF_en News RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive Organisation
RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsEducationHealth€1.5million research project at ULBy Guest Writer – November 7, 2013 947 University of Limerick research identifies secrets of Fantasy Premier League success TAGSHealth Economics ProfessorJohn ForbesMusic LimerickUniversity of Limerick Facebook Advertisement University of Limerick ceases funding for off-campus Garda COVID-patrols after sanctioning students following massive street party Previous articleShane figures to be removedNext articleFrom Brazil to Limerick Institute of Technology Guest Writerhttp://www.limerickpost.ie LEADING health economist, John Forbes has been appointed h as professor of health economics at the University of Limerick and will lead a €1.5 million programme of research into the economics of personalised health.A member of the American Economic Association and the Royal Economic Society, Prof Forbes’ appointment has been supported by the Health Research Board (HRB). According to Prof Forbes this research programme will develop and apply better ways of assessing the health and economic consequences of new and existing health technologies where personalised care is feasible and desirable.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Explaining the significance of an economic perspective on personalised health, Prof Forbes commented: “Advances in science have increased the prospect of diagnosing, treating and preventing illness in a more personal way. Improved understanding of how individuals may benefit from tailored therapies will permit a better match and more informed choice by users and health care professionals. Opportunities to design and deliver better services that are sensitive to the needs of particular groups are widespread.”“The economic and health issues are genuine and deserve the application of modern methods used by economists to determine ways of improving health and welfare in Ireland. This research will aim to strengthen public interest in personalised health so that the positive effects of investing in these innovative approaches will be shared more wisely and fairly for everyone,” he said.Vice President of Research at UL, Dr Mary Shire welcomed the announcement of Prof Forbes’ appointment. “Now more than ever as a society we appreciate the need for, but also the costs of, the provision of innovative health technologies. Prof Forbes brings a very relevant skill set that will enhance our understanding of the economics of making these innovate and potentially lifesaving technologies available to patients. His appointment will support the university’s commitment to enhancing the health service provision in Ireland.”Prof Michael Larvin, Head of the Graduate Entry Medical School at UL also welcomed Prof Forbes’ appointment; “Health Economics has recently taken on greater importance, given the rising trend towards more effective personalised healthcare as well as the planned reorganisation of Irish health services. I am certain that Professor Forbes will make a tremendous contribution to health service research across UL and our HSE partners, as well as more widely. We are extremely fortunate to have attracted a researcher of such calibre and experience to the University.” Limerick nurse helping the fight against COVID-19, calls for round the clock garda patrols near University of Limerick following “out of control” student parties Twitter Decision on FIBA European Championships in Limerick to be made in May Print Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 44 | Immersive Software Engineering Linkedin Email Gardai make arrests following chaotic student party near University of Limerick WhatsApp
Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterest Previous articleGardai investigate slicing of calf’s tongue in InishowenNext articleBackstop does not have a sting – Coveney News Highland By News Highland – January 10, 2019 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Community Enhancement Programme open for applications RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Homepage BannerNews Google+ Go Safe van attacked in Raphoe WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic An investigation has been launched following an attack on a Go Safe Van in Raphoe.Gardai say they are currently investigating an incident of criminal damage on a Go Safe Van in the Derry Road area of the town on Tuesday night last at around 12am.No arrests have been made but Gardai have confirmed investigations are ongoing. Google+ Twitter Facebook
Written by Tags: Baseball/PCL/Salt Lake Bees FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail(Colorado Springs, CO) — Taylor Ward was 4-for-4 with a pair of home runs as the Bees clobbered the Sky Sox 17-9 in Colorado Springs.Ward finished with three RBI and four runs scored in the blowout. Salt Lake City collected 24 hits as a team.Greg Mahle earned the win as the Bees improved to 41-and-31.The Bees return home to open a series against Tacoma tomorrow. Robert Lovell June 20, 2018 /Sports News – Local Bees Clobber Sky Sox
Crouch Cuts Ribbon on Mayse MazeSEPTEMBER 18TH, 2016 HEATHER GOOD EVANSVILLE, INDIANA The ribbon is cut for the 2016 cornfield maze at Mayse Farm on Evansville’s west side.Evansville native, Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor and State Auditor Suzanne Crouch had the honor of cutting the ribbon Saturday morning.To celebrate Indiana’s Bicentennial, the field was cut in the shape of Indiana and outlines the Bicentennial Torch. It takes about 30 to 45 minutes to complete the maze that features Hoosier trivia throughout.Sherrill Mayse says, “As you travel through, you’ll find podiums that have questions and the answers to the game sheet that we give. You have to travel through the maze to find the answers. It’s really a fun game-sheet. There are 14 questions and 7 podiums for you to look for in the maze.”Admission to walk through the maze is nine dollars and that covers other fun activities for the little ones.Fun on the Farm” will run every weekend through the end of October. Weather Brings Evansville Jazz and Wine Festival InsideSEPTEMBER 18TH, 2016 BRADEN HARP EVANSVILLEThis year the Evansville Kenny Kent Lexus Jazz and Wine festival was at the Old National Events Plaza.The event is usually on Main Street in Evansville but this year’s event had to be moved inside after a rainy start Saturday. Event-goers could enjoy food from various restaurants across Evansville and live music. Organizers say the event benefits youth interested in live orchestral music and festivals like the jazz and wine festival help the local economy.“I think they are really good for downtown and even those activities even sponsored by the Evansville philharmonic guild really support the economy because even supporting music you give them really good activities to participate in and it helps industry because industry likes to relocate to an area where arts exist” event chair Ann Almquist said.14 wineries are represented at the event. The jazz and wine festival ends at 11 p.m. Saturday night.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Two mutations that collectively occur in 71 percent of malignant melanoma tumors have been discovered in what scientists call the “dark matter” of the cancer genome, where cancer-related mutations haven’t been previously found.Reporting their findings in the Jan. 24 issue of Science Express, Harvard Medical School (HMS) researchers at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and researchers at the Broad Institute said the highly “recurrent” mutations — occurring in the tumors of many people — may be the most common mutations in melanoma cells found to date.The researchers said these cancer-associated mutations are the first to be discovered in the vast regions of DNA in cancer cells that do not contain genetic instructions for making proteins. The mutations are located in non-protein-coding DNA that regulates the activity of genes.This non-coding DNA, much of which was previously dismissed as “junk,” accounts for 99 percent of a cell’s genome. A large number of oncogenic mutations in cancer have been identified in the past several decades, but all have been found within the actual genetic blueprints for proteins.“This new finding represents an initial foray into the ‘dark matter’ of the cancer genome,” said Levi Garraway, HMS associate professor of medicine and the article’s senior author.A human melanoma cell line growing in tissue culture is pictured. The study of cancer cell lines such as this one allows scientists to investigate cancer cell biological processes and ways to modify them in order to design and test new treatments. Image by Dlumen/iStock“In addition, this represents the discovery of two of the most prevalent melanoma gene mutations. Considered as a whole, these two TERT promoter mutations are even more common than BRAF mutations in melanoma. Altogether, this discovery could cause us to think more creatively about the possible benefits of targeting TERT in cancer treatment or prevention,” Garraway said.The mutations affect a promoter region — a stretch of DNA code that regulates the expression of a gene — adjacent to the TERT gene. TERT contains the recipe for making telomerase reverse transcriptase, an enzyme that can make cells virtually immortal, and is often found overexpressed in cancer cells. A promoter region of DNA controls the rate of a gene’s transcription — the copying of its DNA recipe into a message used by the cell to manufacture a protein.“We think these mutations in the promoter region are potentially one way the TERT gene can be activated,” said Franklin Huang, an HMS clinical fellow in medicine and co-first author of the report along with Harvard M.D.-Ph.D. student Eran Hodis.To investigate the mutation’s effect, the researchers hooked the mutant TERT promoter to a gene that makes luciferase, a light-emitting protein. They observed that the mutant promoter increased the production of luciferase in laboratory cell lines. In the same way, the scientists presume, the mutant promoter in human pigmented skin cells can send the TERT gene into overdrive, potentially contributing to the development of melanoma.The mutations were discovered when the scientists sifted through data from whole-genome sequencing of malignant melanoma tumors. Unlike “whole-exome” searches that examine only the protein-coding DNA of a cell’s genome, whole-genome searches scan all the DNA, including the non-coding regions.In analyzing whole-genome data, the investigators discovered the two somatic, or not-inherited, mutations in 17 of 19 (89 percent) of the tumors. Next, they sequenced a larger number of melanoma tumors and found that the two mutations were present in 71 percent of tumors in total.The researchers said the same mutations are present in cell lines from some other malignancies, and that preliminary evidence showed they might be unusually common in bladder and liver cancers. They also noted that the discovery of these important mutations in DNA previously not linked to cancer-causing alterations highlights the value of whole-genome searches of tumor DNA.Other authors include Mary Jue Xu, a student at Harvard Medical School; Gregory V. Kryukov of the Broad; and Lynda Chin of MD Anderson Cancer Center.The research was supported in part by the National Institutes of Health, the Mittelman Family Fellowship, the American Cancer Society, the Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research, the Melanoma Research Alliance, and the Starr Cancer Consortium.This article was adapted from a Dana-Farber Cancer Institute news release.