Playtech agrees Fortuna and IWG deals

first_img Topics: Tech & innovation 27th November 2018 | By contenteditor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tech company helped to boost total stakes at Fortuna to €2bn in 2017 Tech & innovation Playtech has expanded its existing supply agreement with Eastern European operator Fortuna Entertainment Group, and added IWG games to its bingo offering.The gaming solutions giant will integrate its IMS player management platform across all Fortuna brands in the Czech Republic, Croatia, Poland, Romania and Slovakia.The new agreement builds on a relationship that began in August 2016, through which Playtech has been powering Fortuna’s omni-channel offering in the Czech Republic and Romania. This has seen the supplier deploy its gaming platform and single wallet solution for the business.“This is a significant agreement for Playtech and [Fortuna],” Playtech chief operating officer Shimon Akad said. “The extension and expansion of our partnership highlights both the success we’ve had, and the further growth we see ahead.“This is a perfect example of how Playtech technology leads the way when it comes to enabling operator growth across regulated markets, and a further reflection of our role as the infrastructure of the industry.”In 2017, Fortuna, which focuses its betting and gaming services on the Central and Eastern European region, reported a 93% year-on-year increase in total stakes to €2bn (£1.8bn/$2.3bn), driven primarily by online growth.“When we first partnered with Playtech, we stated our aim was to become the leading betting and gaming operator in the Central and Eastern Europe region,” Fortuna group chief executive Per Widerström said.“Having achieved this ambition, we will continue looking to grow and build our offer further in new and existing regulated markets,” he continued. “Our close partnership with Playtech will continue to be crucial in delivering on this strategy and delivering an industry leading omni-channel approach to our players.”In related news, Playtech has integrated gaming content from IWG onto its Playtech Bingo Network in a move that it said will significantly enhance its instant win product range.The new deal will enable operators across the bingo network to access a range of IWG games, including titles from its popular Cash Buster series.Rhydian Fisher, CEO at IWG, said the new partnership will enable the company to pursue further expansion for its commercial business.“Playtech has a wide network of operators and opens the door for us to expand our international presence while also greatly improving their instant win portfolio with our award-winning content,” IWG CEO Rhydian Fisher commented. The supplier’s managing director of bingo Angus Nisbet said that the deal saw IWG become one of the first content providers in the industry to take advantage of its new content aggregation solution, the Playtech Open Platform.“We are thrilled about this partnership, as it exemplifies Playtech’s mission with this new platform – to drive innovation in the gaming industry and provide unparalleled access and capabilities to users,” Nisbet explained. “We look forward to sharing IWG’s hugely popular catalogue with our partners.”center_img Playtech agrees Fortuna and IWG deals Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more

National Foods Holdings Limited ( 2008 Annual Report

first_imgNational Foods Holdings Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Agri-industrial sector has released it’s 2008 annual report.For more information about National Foods Holdings Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the National Foods Holdings Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: National Foods Holdings Limited (  2008 annual report.Company ProfileNational Foods is Zimbabwe’s largest food manufacturer. The company was established in 1920 and produces a broad range of basic foods including maize meal, flour, cooking oil, margarine, rice, salt, snacks, biscuits, pasta, sugar beans, baked beans, popcorn, as well as soap and a full range of animal feed. Recently, a maize based cereal has been added to the National Foods product portfolio. The company’s iconic and home-grown brands Red Seal, Pearlenta, Gloria, Mahatma, Better Buy, ZimGold, National Foods Stockfeeds, Iris, Zapnax, KING and most recently Allegros Popticorn are loved across the length and breadth of Zimbabwe. Gloria and Red Seal have been trusted and esteemed brands in Zimbabwe for almost a 100 years. The company has 2 major shareholders; Innscor Africa Limited 37.73% and Tiger Brands 37.45%. The National Foods Workers Trust, which was established in 1985 by way of a Donation also owns 9.85% of the company. The beneficiaries of the Trust are the National Foods Ltd non-managerial employees. The company is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange. National Foods has manufacturing sites in Harare, Bulawayo and Mutare from which it distributes its products throughout Zimbabwe. Our people work passionately to add value to the lives of our customers and consumers through our products; striving to continuously improve our existing products as well as progressively adding new categories to our portfolio. National Foods Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Oando Plc ( Q32016 Interim Report

first_imgOando Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Oando Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Oando Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Oando Plc (  2016 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileOando Plc is the largest integrated energy solutions provider in Nigeria and internationally. The company has onshore and offshore oil and gas exploration operations throughout Africa and trades in crude refined and unrefined petroleum products. Separate operations are responsible for storing, hauling and distributing petroleum and gas products; providing logistics and other services; and managing aviation activities. Oando Trading supplies and trades crude oil and petroleum products which includes naphtha, gasoline, fuel oil, gas oil, kerosene and bitumen. Oando Financial Trading & Hedging offers a highly centralised and financial risk management framework and is active in most financial energy markets worldwide. Oando Shipping & Chartering has access to a global pool of shipping brokers and vessel owners which means it is able to offer highly competitive rates for shipping and chartering services. Established in 1956 and formerly known as Unipetrol Nigeria Plc, the company changed its name to Oando Plc in 2003. Oando Plc is a subsidiary of Ocean and Oil Development Partners Limited. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Oando Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Shut down Pocock or it’s over for England

first_img TAGS: Highlight If they can’t, England will almost certainly become the first host nation to miss out on the quarter-finals in a World Cup.Australia: Israel Folau, Adam Ashley-Cooper, Tevita Kuridrani, Matt Giteau, Rob Horne, Bernard Foley, Will Genia, Scott Sio, Stephen Moore (c), Sekope Kepu, Kane Douglas, Rob Simmons, Scott Fardy, Michael Hooper, David Pocock.Replacements: tbc It comes as no surprise but Michael Cheika confirmed on Thursday that England will face the world’s leading breakdown duo in their do-or-die clash at Twickenham on Saturday.David Pocock stands alone as the most disruptive force at the breakdown in the global game, while Michael Hooper is an exceptional foil alongside him.With Pocock having proven that he can play at number eight at Test level, and no top class alternatives, Cheika has made the sensible decision to pair the two up against the host nation as he did in the Wallabies’ opener against Fiji.Stuart Lancaster’s side are under huge pressure, knowing that a defeat would effectively end their tournament, but Australia are not in an entirely dissimilar position.Chilled out: Michael Cheika has cut a relaxed figure at the World CupHaving missed out on a bonus point against Fiji, they could find themselves five points behind Wales heading into Saturday’s clash, depending on the result in Cardiff when the Welsh take on Fiji.That would mean that at the very least Australia would need a bonus point against England, or otherwise face Wales knowing that only maximum points will see them into the quarter-finals.The easiest way to avoid any mathematical calculations will be to beat England, and in Pocock and Hooper, they have the men to do it.After struggling at the breakdown once again in the loss to Wales, the questions over the absence of Steffon Armitage have surfaced once more for England.Chris Robshaw, under pressure again following the late collapse against Wales, will face an entirely new challenge in trying to deal with Pocock, who hasn’t played against England in five years. Backrow double-act: David Pocock and Michael Hooper will provid a stern breakdown challenge The Australian number eight will be the key man on Saturday, and England will have to limit his influence to stand a chance of winning Under pressure: Chris Robshaw. Photo: Getty ImagesEngland have enjoyed some success against supposedly superior breakdown operators in the past, notably in a World Cup quarter-final back in 2007, as well as more recently when they have been able to shut down Hooper in November Tests.However Pocock is another challenge entirely, and if Romain Poite allows a fair contest at the breakdown, England will need to be much sharper than they have been in the tournament to date.Elsewhere Australia have gone for the tried and tested, with Bernard Foley rightly preferred to Quade Cooper at fly-half, while Will Genia continues at scrum-half.The Wallabies’ improved scrummaging will be key, following the great debate over the legality of Joe Marler’s angles, any early advantage could be huge.But in the end it will almost certainly come down to England’s ability to shut down Pocock and win the odd turnover of their own. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

New policy implemented regarding mumps, measles vaccination

first_imgHaven Hill Image Courtesy: Brown-Lupton Health Center Linkedin TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Haven Hill Linkedin Facebook + posts What we’re reading: Getty Museum will not move art as California fire approaches ReddIt Facebookcenter_img Tips and tricks on how to manage stress during finals Haven Hill Previous articleChinese response to NBA part of ongoing trendNext articleBirth control changes brain, women Haven Hill RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Twitter Twitter printUnvaccinated students will not be allowed on campus if there is a measles outbreak, according to Kelle Tillman, the associate director of the TCU Health Center.The potential ban is part of a policy that was implemented over the summer and requires students to provide proof they have received the two doses of the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccination before move-in day.Students who aren’t vaccinated will receive an unexcused absence if a measles outbreak were to occur, Tillman said. In the past, multiple cases of the mumps and rubella have been reported on TCU’s campus. “The issue being is that Texas is one of 15 states that allows people to consciously exempt from vaccinations,” Tillman said. “We are a high-risk area in Dallas/Fort Worth because we are one of the highest-rated non-vaccinated communities in Texas.”Map of states that allow vaccination exemptions. Created by Haven HillIn 2015, a single case of rubella was confirmed at TCU, and there were three cases of mumps reported on campus last year. If you are exposed to the mumps, TCU will send you an email with instructions on what to do next. An anonymous student who was exposed said he had to report to the Health Center last year to receive a shot.“I had received my MMR shot as a child and thought my biggest worry was strep or the flu on campus, not something so serious like the mumps,” he said.The student said the process was helpful and easy.“I could tell they wanted to put an end to the outbreaks that had been happening on campus,” he said.The policy is the university’s way of taking action to prevent measles from spreading to campus, as cases of measles are showing a threatening increase in the United States.“As of May 2019, there have been 880 reported cases of the measles, which means the number has only increased,” Tillman said.Image Courtesy: Brown-Lupton Health Center According to information from the Health Center, most of the measles cases result from international travel.This poses a threat because one out of three students studies abroad, according to the TCU website.“Our goal is to protect the TCU community,” Tillman said.Measles are extremely contagious. If one person contracts measles, they have the possibility to infect up to 90% of those they come in contact with who are not vaccinated. Some of the symptoms include: High fever CoughRunny noseRed and watery eyesA rash that includes flat red spots The symptoms generally appear about 7-14 days after a person has been infected.Two doses of the MMR vaccination are about 97% effective at preventing the measles; one dose of the MMR vaccination is about 93% effective. MMR vaccinations are available at the Health Center for those who have not been fully vaccinated. ReddIt Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Government urged to provide protection to frontline childcare workers

first_img Pinterest Google+ AudioHomepage BannerNews Harps come back to win in Waterford Twitter FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 WhatsApp By News Highland – May 9, 2020 A Donegal TD is urging the Government to provide protection to workers providing childcare to frontline healthcare staff during the Covid-19 pandemic.This comes as Allianz, an insurance provider in the childcare sector, has said this week it will not provide cover for Covid-19 related claims for workers who take part in the State-sponsored scheme to provide childcare for frontline healthcare workers.Speaking in the Dail, Donegal Deputy Pearse Doherty says its disappointing that the issue has not yet been resolved at this late stage:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous articleNo new confirmed cases of Covid-19 in DonegalNext articleIrish Rural Link welcome €40 million support package News Highland Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img WhatsApp Government urged to provide protection to frontline childcare workers Pinterest Google+ Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Twitter Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

US Navy upgrades Tomahawk weapons control system

first_img US Navy upgrades Tomahawk weapons control system View post tag: Tomahawk March 22, 2017 Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today US Navy upgrades Tomahawk weapons control system center_img The U.S. Navy recently introduced an upgraded tactical Tomahawk weapons control system (TTWCS) to the fleet, after its predecessor spent more than a decade in service.The Tomahawk Weapons System Program Office (PMA-280) has maintained the system since 2004 with incremental updates, but a more significant hardware and software modernization was required.“It is critical that the Tomahawk weapons system evolves to meet warfighter’s needs,” said PMA-280 Program Manager Capt. Mark Johnson. “The TTWCS upgrade ensures that it will remain effective against changing enemy threats.”To prevent hardware obsolescence, the PMA-280 team replaced older systems with faster, more capable processors. They updated software to increase cybersecurity and offer a simplified user interface.The hardware improvements that were released to the fleet earlier this year will be incorporated on ships and nuclear powered cruise missile submarines. Newly constructed Arleigh Burke-class destroyers will have a reduced TTWCS footprint incorporated into their design. All surface and subsurface platforms are slated to receive software upgrades.The Tomahawk Weapons System is the U.S. Navy’s premier, precision strike standoff weapon for attack of long range, medium range, and tactical targets. The Tomahawk Land Attack Missile is a subsonic cruise missile used for deep land attack warfare, launched from U. S. Navy surface ships and U.S. Navy and United Kingdom Royal Navy submarines. View post tag: US Navy Share this articlelast_img read more

Speciality bread

first_imgPresumably Dan Lepard, BB’s resident contributor and The Guardian’s Weekend supplement bakery writer, had no part to play in this bread recipe that appeared in the latter. It unites baking and gardening in a stomach-churning first-time alliance not seen since the legendary mouse-in-bread loaf.Using worms as a nutritious and cheap bread inclusion, we reprint the recipe here for any bakers looking to offer customers a healthy bread with a (literal) twist. Perhaps not one that’s likely to get the stamp of approval from the Vegetarian Society, or indeed shrieking I’m a Celebrity creepy-crawly-phobe nutritionist Gillian McKeith, granted. But it will appeal to the growing band of entomophagists people who eat insects who view them as a sustainable source of protein, vitamins and minerals.The Guardian’s banana worm bread (by Marc Dennis)IngredientsShortening75gSugar30gBananas, mashed2Flour300gSoda1tspSalt1tspChopped nuts60gEggs2Dry roasted mealworms50gMethod1. Mix all the ingredients together.2. Sprinkle worms on top for added eye appeal.3. Bake in a pre-heated 180C oven for about an hour.last_img read more

Premier finalises Brookes Avana sale

first_imgPremier Foods has completed the disposal of its Brookes Avana business to 2 Sisters Food Group for £30m.The UK’s largest food supplier said the sale had been completed on a debt-free and cash-free basis, following the announcement that it was to dispose of the business back in December.The Brookes Avana business, which consists of RF Brookes chilled foods and Avana Bakeries, was acquired by Solways Foods, part of 2 Sisters Food Group. The sale included three manufacturing sites in Newport (RF Brookes and Avana Bakeries) and Leicester (RF Brookes), with more than 2,000 employees due to transfer with the business.Last month, Premier Foods also agreed to sell its four Irish brands – Gateaux, Chivers, McDonnells and the Erin licence – to The Boyne Valley Group for £34.7m.last_img

Video: ABST conference 2012 – part two

first_imgDay two of the Alliance for Bakery Students and Trainees (ABST) conference and judging took place for a variety of prestigious competitions, testing bakery students on their skills.British Baker managed to talk to a selection of the judges who gave an insight as to what entrants could improve on next year. Winners received trophies and prizes, including financial investment, resources and work experience.David Goddard was officially installed as the new president of the ABST during a formal evening meal at the Alton Towers Hotel in Staffordshire on 16 June, taking over from David Powell. Final award winners were announced, including California Raisins’ Future Baker competition.Read the full ABST conference 2012 review in the 13 July issue of British Baker.YouTube link: Thingamajic by Jason Shaw (Creative Commons licence)last_img read more