Norwegian lottery operator Norsk Tipping has announced Stats Perform’s Watch & Bet service as its sole live streaming video supplier, following a competitive tender process. Norwegian lottery operator Norsk Tipping has announced Stats Perform’s Watch & Bet service as its sole live streaming video supplier, following a competitive tender process.Under the agreement, Stats Perform will use its Watch & Bet service to provide live streams of thousands of sports events and matches to Norsk Tipping customers.Content covered by the deal includes more than 80 football competitions, such as the Spanish La Liga and French Ligue 1 domestic leagues, as well as tennis, ice hockey, basketball, cricket, darts, handball and esports.“Streaming provides live entertainment, gives bettors more insight into what they’re betting upon and makes Norsk Tipping an even more relevant site to spend time on,” Norsk Tipping’s head of gaming operations, Hans Erland Ringsvold, said.“Stats Perform came through as the preferred streaming service provider after a competitive tender process with a strong portfolio of live vision rights, good 24/7 coverage and events with high attractivity for the Norwegian market.”Stats Perform’s chief betting officer Andrew Ashenden added: “Live streaming creates the ultimate rounded, entertaining betting experience by putting high quality live real sport straight into the sportsbook.“We’re proud to have been trusted to partner with another lottery and are looking forward to seeing the positive feedback from Norsk Tipping’s customers.”The partnership comes after Stats Perform announced a number of other new deals this month, expanding its data rights portfolio.Stats Perform agreed a partnership with Cricket South Africa (CSA), the sport’s governing body in the country, to serve as its exclusive official data partner, covering home international fixtures across all formats and CSA’s domestic competitions.The sports data and artificial intelligence technology specialist also secured the long-term official betting data rights for the United Soccer League USL competitions. The deal covers the USL’s two professional leagues, the USL Championship and USL League One. Regions: Europe Nordics Norway Norsk Tipping pens exclusive streaming deal with Stats Perform 9th July 2020 | By contenteditor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Sports betting Sports betting Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address
Free-to-play game developer and publisher Huuuge Inc. has announced plans to launch an initial public offering (IPO) on the Warsaw Stock Exchange in Poland.Huuuge has submitted its proposal to the Polish Financial Supervision Authority for approval, after which it would be able to proceed with the IPO.The developer, which primarily focuses on the mobile gaming market, said there is no guarantee the IPO will go ahead, as it will need to finalise the plans with its shareholders.Huuuge chief executive Anton Gauffin (pictured) said the developer has established itself as a leading name in mobile gaming and the IPO will support its growth plans.“We are now looking to the next phase of our growth, developing our pipeline of new games and realising consolidation opportunities, such as our recent acquisition of Playable Platform in the Netherlands and Double Star in Finland,” Gauffin said.“We are also considering an IPO as a possible part of this strategy.”Huuuge counts the likes of Billionaire Casino, Stars Slots, Traffic Puzzle and Coffee Break Games among its free-to-play gaming brands. Social casino games developer and publisher Huuuge Inc. has announced plans to launch an initial public offering (IPO) on the Warsaw Stock Exchange in Poland. Topics: Finance Strategy Finance Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: Europe Central and Eastern Europe Poland Huuuge eyes initial public offering in Poland Tags: Mobile Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 1st September 2020 | By contenteditor
Total Nigeria PLC (TOTAL.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the half year.For more information about Total Nigeria PLC (TOTAL.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Total Nigeria PLC (TOTAL.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Total Nigeria PLC (TOTAL.ng) 2019 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileTotal Nigeria Plc is a marketing and services subsidiary of Total which is a multinational integrated oil and gas company and one of the seven major oil companies in the world. Total operates in 130 countries in the world including Nigeria where it supplies fuel for petrol engines, diesel engines and kerosene. Total’s worldwide business interests cover the entire oil and gas chain from exploration of crude oil and natural gas to the refining, production and trading of petroleum products. Total is also a large-scale manufacturer of chemicals and a major player in low-carbon energies. Total Nigeria Plc has been a leader in the downstream sector of the Nigerian oil and gas industry for over 50 years. The first Total filling station was commissioned in Lagos in 1956. Today, the company operates an extensive distribution network of some 500 service stations, 19 customer service stations, numerous industrial outlets, 5 fuel depots, distribution plants and warehouses located in the Western, Northern and Eastern territories of Nigeria. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Total Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Mutton said: “The competition was set up as a method for sales promotion agencies to gain experience of cause related marketing (CRM), with the added incentive of winning the chance to start their CRM experience with a live brief for a large charity. The ISP supports this competition as an educational tool, benefiting both the charity partner and the agencies.”Fewer than 50% of sales promotion agencies are believed to have experience of any CRM activities, even though research by Business in the Community has demonstrated its effectiveness in driving consumer behaviour. The competition was designed to address this lack, by encouraging greater interest and understanding in cause related marketing amongst sales promotion agencies. The 2003 competition challenged agencies to raise money and increase exposure for a worthy cause by devising a CRM campaign for the nominated charity. Tagged with: Awards Consulting & Agencies Individual giving 20 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 19 January 2004 | News Promotional marketing agency Toucan has won the third annual Institute of Sales Promotion (ISP) cause related marketing competition.Toucan, based in Merton, London, was presented with a framed Wallace and Gromit still signed by creator and animator Nick Park and is now working with this year’s charity Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Foundation (W&GCF) and CRM-specialist agency Louis Kennedy Partnership to develop the campaign for market. The judging panel for the competition was chaired by Edwin Mutton, Director-General of the ISP, and was made up of promotional marketers and charity fundraising experts. The full panel were Grant Morgan of Louis Kennedy Partnership; Laura Stephens of GlaxoSmithKline; Sarah Guthrie of Cystic Fybrosis, Robinia Bishop of Nestle; Richard Pink of Kelloggs; Jeremy Coleman of COI Communications; Sean Clarke of Aardman, Nicola Masters of W&GCF and Gavin Coopey of Cancer Research. Advertisement Cause related marketing competition winner announced 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.
The Funding Network’s Spring Funder takes place next week, with three grassroots charities pitching before a live crowdfunding session, and broadcaster David Dimbleby, Radio 4’s Sheila Dillon and former sprinter and now media commentator, Jeanette Kwakye, representing the charities pitching.The event, which is open to all, takes place on Wednesday 24 March starting at 6pm.The Funding Network’s live crowdfunding events offer people the opportunity to hear short pitches from leaders of grassroots charities working to address some of society’s most pressing problems and underserved beneficiary groups. Advertisement Tagged with: crowdfunding Melanie May | 19 March 2021 | News Speaking in advance of the event, David Dimbleby said:“I’m really looking forward to TFN’s crowdfunding event, to sharing the great work being done by Five Talents and to hearing from the other charities which will be pitching. The pandemic has hit the disadvantaged hardest of all. There was never a more important time to come together, learn about and support those less fortunate than ourselves.”TFN’s Chief Executive, Eugenie Harvey said:“We’re very excited about next week’s Spring Funder and I look forward to welcoming three brilliant charities and their well-known sponsors.“We’re really proud that by moving our events online, not only have we been able to continue raising money for vital charities, we have also been able to increase the amount of money we’re raising for them.“At our flagship events, we’re raising twice as much as we were pre-pandemic. We attribute this to the increased accessibility of virtual events, the innovation and resilience that charities are demonstrating to meet growing needs, and the unstinting commitment of our individual and corporate donors.” This Spring Funder will see the three charities each make five-minute pitches, with the audience then having the opportunity to ask questions before taking part in a live crowdfunding session to support their causes. The public figure representing each charity will also tell the audience why they have their support.The event gives the charities the opportunity to raise thousands of pounds, make connections, and raise the profile of their work.Charities pitching at TFN’S Spring Funder are:– Hackney Laces, a growing network of football clubs run by the community for the community, providing opportunities and support to girls and women on and off the pitch. Sponsored by Jeanette Kwakye.– Five Talents, which supports rural communities in eastern Africa facing economic hardship, providing a safe place to save and borrow money and offering business skills training to help kick-start small businesses. Sponsored by David Dimbleby.– Feedback UK, which is working to regenerate nature by transforming the food system. Formed in reaction to the global challenge of food waste, Feedback UK is looking to create a locally-led alternative to surplus food redistribution to address food insecurity and waste in Knowsley, Merseyside. Sponsored by Sheila Dillon. 225 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Famous faces to represent small charities at Spring Funder crowdfunding event AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.
What with an interior ministry official seeking jail terms for two journalists in a criminal libel prosecution and major budget cuts for public TV and radio stations that the ruling coalition has accused of bias, the past two years have seen a marked decline in freedom of information in Iceland, one that began with the financial crisis in 2008. Political interests have been having a negative impact on freedom of information in Iceland ever since the 2008 financial crash. Almost all of the leading media editors have had to stand down this year. The only exception is Morgunblaðið editor David Oddsson, who happens to be a former prime minister and former central bank governor. News Vigdís Hauksdóttir, a parliamentarian who is a member of the ruling coalition and chairs the budgetary committee, made typically critical comments about RUV in an August 2013 interview for Radio Bylgjan that was reported by Grapevine. “I think an unnatural amount of money goes to RUV,” she said. “Especially when they don’t do a better job at reporting the news. They are fond of a particular platform, and lean to the Left. Everyone who wants to see that can see it. I assure you this is true, and can confirm it whenever and wherever that (RUV) is very pro-EU.” Þórey Vilhjálmsdóttir, a political adviser to Iceland’s interior minister, is seeking two-year jail sentences for newspaper reporters Jón Bjarki Magnússon and Jóhann Páll Jóhannsson, who wrongly identified her as the source of a leak in story published on 20 June, although they issued a correction within hours. As well as quickly putting out a corrected version naming Gísli Freyr Valdórsson, another interior ministry adviser, as the source of the leak, they issued an apology in the form of a press release circulated to the media. Valdórsson, now on probation, has since been given an eight-month prison sentence for leaking information about a Nigerian asylum-seeker to several news outlets.Gísli Freyr Valdórsson has since been given an eight-month prison sentence for leaking information about a Nigerian asylum-seeker to several news outlets. The editor-in-chief of the broadcasting company RUV was fired along with the rest of its management in the wake of the director-general’s dismissal. 365 Media, the company that owns the biggest TV network, has reduced the number of its newsrooms and fired two of its chief editors, replacing them with the former spokeswoman for its owner’s husband, a leading figure in business circles. Several journalists left the company after the substitution. The pressure is continuing. Foreign minister Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson criticized the way RUV portrayed him in one of its reports. In March of this year, he imposed his own conditions on RUV, refusing to give it interviews unless it sends him a copy of video before it is broadcast. In the end, he was not interviewed at all. At the same time he, too, accused it of being too pro-EU in its coverage.As regards privately-owned media, Hauksdóttir issued a call on Facebook in February 2014 for a boycott of the newspaper Kvennablaðið after it criticized her, and she urged the cosmetics company EGF to “stop buying advertising” in Kvennablaðið. The Union of Icelandic Journalists condemned her calls as “attempts to obstruct freedom of expression.” In a letter, Reporters Without Borders calls on Vilhjálmsdóttir to soften the complaint she has brought against the two journalists, so that it is more proportionate to the actual harm to her reputation.Iceland’s defamation laws have received a great deal of recent criticism from international bodies. The European Court of Human Rights has stressed the extremely negative impact of these laws on journalists and freedom of information, and the disproportionate nature of their penalties, while a recent International Press Institute report called them obsolete. Reporters Without Borders urges Iceland’s government to amend these laws. RSF_en November 19, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Freedom of information in decline for past two years in Iceland Organisation A public broadcaster funded by a licence fee system until 2007, RUV became a state-owned compagny in 2008, its only share being held by the ministry of culture. A year later, the government assumed direct control of the source of its funding, and thereby direct control of its budget. And in the wake of this loss of structural independence, comments have been made about a lack of editorial independence. Between 2013 and 2014, the ruling right-wing coalition repeatedly criticized the treatment of the news coverage provide by RUV’s TV and radio channels, and used it as an excuse to reduce dramatically its budget. Indeed, the ruling coalition often questions the impartiality of the news coverage provide by RUV’s TV and radio channels, especially their coverage of European news. But a survey conducted by the consumer reporting agency Creditinfo found that positive and negative news reports about the European Union get equal space in RUV’s coverage. Meanwhile, public broadcasting under attack Such comments clearly put pressure on RUV’s journalists. A 20 percent cut in RUV’s budget was announced in December 2013, with the resulting loss of many journalists from RUV newsrooms. The European Broadcasting Union issued a statement condemning the cut, while former RUV director-general Páll Magnússon said: “Viewers will see a difference. Our listeners will hear it. (…) Our ability to provide news to the Icelandic public will be diminished, and newscasts will be shorter and fewer.” Reporters Without Borders regrets that Vilhjálmsdóttir is seeking the maximum possible libel penalty for the two journalists under criminal code articles 234 and 235 – two years in prison, damages of 3 million krónurs (19,000 euros) and legal fees of 900,000 krónurs (5800 euros) – because it would set a disastrous precedent for freedom of information in Iceland. The organization also underlines that the ministry of the interior is also in charge of human rights: Vilhjálmsdóttir should be aware of her responsibilities in the domain of press freedom. Help by sharing this information
Home / Daily Dose / The Week Ahead: A New Deputy Secretary for HUD? Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save The Week Ahead: A New Deputy Secretary for HUD? On Tuesday, the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs will hold a hearing to discuss the nomination of Brian Montgomery as Deputy Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Affairs.Under this role, Montgomery, who also serves as HUD’s Assistant Secretary for Housing and Federal Housing Commissioner, would manage the day-to-day operations of the agency and assist the Secretary in leading the department’s nearly 8,000 employees.“Once again, I am tremendously honored to be called upon by President Trump and Secretary Carson to serve this Department and the American people,” Montgomery said. “Service to our fellow Americans is the cornerstone of our Department and I look forward to continuing to help fulfill HUD’s critical role.”A release from HUD states that Montgomery was nominated for these roles in September 2017 and he is the first person to serve as the head of the Federal Housing Administration twice and under three different Administrations.“Brian brings tremendous experience to our team and has been a strong voice in the effort to reform the Nation’s housing finance system,” said HUD Secretary Dr. Benjamin Carson. “As Federal Housing Commissioner, Brian made certain FHA remains a stable and reliable resource for first-time and minority homebuyers, and other underserved borrowers while protecting the interests of taxpayers. Brian is a key member of our team and I look forward to having him confirmed as our Deputy Secretary.”Tuesday’s hearing will include several other nominations, including Mitchell A. Silk to be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, and David Carey Woll, Jr., of Connecticut, and John Bobbitt, of Texas, both to be an Assistant Secretary of HUD.Here’s what else is happening in The Week AheadFreddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Survey—December 12CFPB WorkShop With Federal Trade Commission—December 10Fed Rate Announcement—December 11 Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Carson FHA HUD Montgomery Senate The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn Previous: Mortgage Servicing: Keeping Up With the Consumer Next: Home-Equity Wealth Forecasted to Grow in 2020 The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles Subscribe December 6, 2019 2,322 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Carson FHA HUD Montgomery Senate 2019-12-06 Seth Welborn Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago
Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. Sign up for DS News Daily The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Christina Hughes Babb Previous: Migration, Low Rates Make Homeownership Attainable Next: The Week Ahead: Webinars on Mortgage-Servicing Rights, Home Appraisals Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago January 8, 2021 1,340 Views The percentage of mortgage loans in forbearance programs dipped by -3%, or 92,000 actual loans, for the week ending January 5, according to a weekly report from Black Knight. That is the largest weekly drop since early November, Black Knight researchers say, adding that the decline was driven by the large volume of quarterly forbearance plan expirations at the end of December, many of which were reaching the 9-month mark.Despite the decline, Black Knight reported, “this week’s numbers reflect a troubling slowdown in the rate of improvement.””The 3% decline in the first week of January fell starkly short of the 9% we saw at the start of July, during the first quarterly wave of expirations,” the researchers noted. “And it pales in comparison to the 18% reduction in the first week of October when plans began to reach 6-month expirations.”While the monthly rate of decline has varied over the past seven months due to fluctuations in scheduled expiration activity, the report showed the population improved by an average rate of -1% month-over-month over the past 30 days. That’s down from -7.5% monthly on average from June through November.December marked the last significant wave of quarterly expirations before the first plans begin to reach their 12-month points at the end of March.”As such, it’s likely we’ll see only modest improvement in overall forbearance volumes between now and then,” Black Knight reported.Overall, as of January 5, 5.2% of all mortgages (2.74 million) are in forbearance. Together, they represent $547 billion in unpaid principal.All investor classes showed some improvement—FHA/VA forbearances fell 33,000 (-2.8%), a 32,000 decline among GSE-backed loans, a 27,000, or -3.9%, reduction of private-label securities or banks’ portfolio loans.About 3.3% of all GSE-backed loans and 9.3% of all FHA/VA loans are in forbearance plans. An additional 5.2% of loans in private-label securities or banks’ portfolios are also in forbearance.Forbearance plan starts fell again this week, Black Knight reported, “with both new starts and total starts hitting their lowest levels since the early stages of the pandemic, and restarts at their lowest since early October.”The report showed the largest weekly volume of forbearance removals, 146,000, since early November.Still, just 35% of loans in expiring plans were removed from forbearance in the first week of January as compared to more than 60% on average in the first week of each of the previous three months.”This decline in removals appears to be the largest contributing factor to the slowing rate of improvement in active forbearance plans,” Black Knight reported. 2021-01-08 Christina Hughes Babb Home / Daily Dose / Report Reflects a ‘Troubling Slowdown’ for Forbearance Improvement in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Related Articles Report Reflects a ‘Troubling Slowdown’ for Forbearance Improvement Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribe
Google+ Buncrana Council wants non-Irish doctors to take language test Buncrana Town council is to write to the HSE calling for English fluency standards to be put in place for Doctors from outside the country being employed in Ireland.The issue was raised by Councillor Mary Kelly who says she has been contacted by numerous people who claim to have not understood Doctors from outside Ireland that where treating them in hospital.Councillor Kelly has expressed her concern that a language barrier could lead to misdiagnosis – she spoke earlier on the Shaun Doherty Show:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/mary1pmHSE.mp3[/podcast] Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+ Previous articleLetterkenny Mayor says thousands spent cleaning up gum could be better spentNext articleSoccer – Glenea Utd Crowned Premier Division Champions News Highland Facebook Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp WhatsApp Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th By News Highland – May 14, 2012 Newsx Adverts Twitter
Pinterest Government says delay in holding Donegal SW by-election cannot be repeated Previous articleDonegal could lose as many as two TDs under new Government plansNext articlePatsy Brogan back in court on new ‘Shebeen’ charges News Highland Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Following on from the year long delay in holding a by-election in Donegal South West last year, the government has confirmed today it will introduce a six-month rule for Dáil by-elections.Sinn Fein took legal action against the government last year which eventually led to the by-election being held – Pearse Doherty went on to win the by-election.Today Environment Minister Phil Hogan said ‘The farcical situation where political parties are forced to take High Court challenges to ensure by-elections are held should never be repeated’. Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – May 4, 2011 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic News WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire