14th January 2020 | By contenteditor Regions: Europe Central and Eastern Europe Germany Legal & compliance Topics: Legal & compliance Sports betting Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter The Ministry of the Interior in the German state of Hesse has revealed that it has received eleven applications for sports betting licences, with a further seven operators making binding commitments to make submissions.Minister of the Interior Peter Beuth said that according to the current status of applications, at least 75% of operators active in the German sports betting market were intending to apply for a licence.“This is a good sign for player protection in Germany,” Beuth said.The announcement comes a month after the Regional Council of Darmstadt, the body responsible for managing the application process, issued a warning that unlicensed activity would not be tolerated, with no companies having submitted their applications at the time. Its warning had been heeded, the minister claimed.However, Beuth also stressed that the implementation of the third amended State Treaty on Gambling, ratified by lawmakers in March 2019, was only a short-term effort. Negotiations for a long-term regulatory model, which were due to begin last year, will continue into 2020.To replace the State Treaty after it expires on 30 June, 2021, Hesse is pushing for a system that will allow online casino alongside sport betting, as well as a national self-exclusion system across all product verticals.It believes that supervision of this expanded market should be handled by a new, dedicated institution. As Hesse, specifically the Regional Council of Darmstadt, has built up signficant knowledge of gambling regulation after being tasked with overseeing the licensing process, Beuth argued that it was the natural base for this new regulatory body.The minister also noted that progress was being made on negations between the states. However, he did warn against “over-regulation”, which he said could drive players to unlicensed operators.“The states must work together to find solutions that protect the player but at the same time represent a regulatory framework that [is viable for the operator],” he said.Beuth has previously warned that failure to adopt a more liberal regulatory framework by 2021 could force Hesse to break away from Germany’s other 15 states to create its own model. Tags: Mobile Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Hesse receives 11 sportsbook licence applications The Ministry of the Interior in the German state of Hesse has revealed that it has received eleven applications for sports betting licences, with a further seven operators making binding commitments to make submissions. Email Address
Land-based decline offsets digital growth for Rank in FY2020 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Rank Group has reported a year-on-year decline in net gaming revenue (NGR) and net profit for its 2020 financial year, mainly due to the impact of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic on its land-based operations. Bingo Rank Group has reported a year-on-year decline in net gaming revenue (NGR) and net profit for its 2020 financial year, mainly due to the impact of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic on its land-based operations.NGR for the 12 months to 30 June amounted to £638.1m (€702.4m/$831.1m), down 8.2% from £695.1m in the previous year.Rank noted declines across all of its land-based businesses in the UK, Spain and Belgium, all of which were forced to closed for a number of months in line with Covid-19 measures in both markets.Grosvenor Casinos in Great Britain remained Rank’s main source of income, despite having been closed from mid-March until 15 August. However, NGR in this area of the business tumbled 18.4% to £275.9m.Rank’s Mecca Bingo venues began to reopen on 4 July, after being shut since mid-March, and this period of closure inevitably had a negative impact on revenue, with revenue down 30.1% to £128.4m.Outside of Great Britain, revenue from Rank’s international venues business fell 20.9% to £35.5m. Enracha venues across Spain closed in March and started to reopen throughout June, while this was the same for Rank’s Casino Blankenberge in Belgium.However, there was some positive news for Rank in terms of its digital business, where operations – including Grosvenor and Mecca sites in the UK, Yo bingo in Spain and Passion Gaming in India – continued. revenue here was up by 22.6% year-on-year to £145.3m, making it the second highest source of income behind Grosvenor CasinosRank also hailed the impact of Stride Gaming, which, acquired in October 2019, helped bring in an additional £51.0m in revenue. The operator reported a further £2.3m in revenue from closed venues that have since been closed.Rank took a number of steps to help mitigate the impact of Covid-19 on its business, including placing more than 7,600 staff on furlough, with a core team kept on to support communications with customers and furloughed employees.The operator also rolled out community initiatives to support those impacted by the pandemic, including using kitchens at its Mecca and Grosvenor locations to prepare over 50,000 free meals for emergency service workers, NHS staff and vulnerable residents.As to how this impacted its costs, Rank only saw a small year-on-year decline in total expenses, with overall spent falling by 0.6% to £616.0m. Cost of sales was down 3.4% to £365.5m, but operating costs increased 3.9% to £250.5m.Employment and related costs, Rank’s main outgoing, were lowered by 5.2% to £211.9m, while tax and duties remained level at £134.3m. Direct costs edged up 3.6% to £85.4m, but property costs were slashed by 67.3% to £19.6m, due to the closure of land-based sites in the latter part of the year.Marketing expenses increased 52.4% to £51.5m, depreciation and amortisation costs climbed 79.8% to £75.5m, though other spend was down 12.3% to $37.8m.Rank also reported details of separately disclosed items outside of usual costs, which amounted to a loss of £27.6m. This included £37.9m worth of impairment charges, £1.4m in acquisition costs, and £10.2m in property-related provisions, but these were partially offset by a successful £25.0m VAT claim in the UK.When accounting for all costs, this left Rank with an operating profit of £23.5m for the year, down by 39.7% from £23.5m in 2019. After including finance costs, profit before tax was £15.3m, compared to £34.6m last year.Rank paid £6.0m in tax, leaving the operator with a net profit of £9.4m for the full year, down 67.7% from £29.1m at the end of its 2019 financial year.“Despite continued good growth in our digital brands, with our venues closed from mid-March, the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the group has been significant,” Rank chief executive John O’Reilly said.“However, with the huge commitment and dedication of our colleagues, very tight cost control across the business and the support we have received from government, we have carefully navigated the past few months and are now beginning to successfully emerge.”Rank noted its current performance following the reopening of venues in the UK and Spain. Mecca venues in July and August typically achieved 70% of prior year revenue and with visit numbers at 55% of prior year levels.London Grosvenor venues saw 40% of prior year revenue levels, but locations outside London saw revenue at 75% of the previous year. Enracha venues have ben operating at approximately 65% of prior year levels.In addition, Rank said its digital businesses are performing broadly in line with expectations, with its Mecca, Yo and the Stride non-proprietary brands showing positive performances in recent months.“We’ve been encouraged by the first few weeks of trading following reopening and whilst the supply-side constraints, including social distancing and changes to the way we operate table gaming, are going to be challenging over the coming months, the response from customers to the extensive safety measures we have in place has been very positive,” O’Reilly said.“The post-lockdown expectations of customers who are looking for ways to safely enjoy their leisure time and spend will be higher than ever, and we are determined to ensure our brands are well-positioned to benefit from this shift.” Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: Online Gambling 10th September 2020 | By contenteditor Topics: Casino & games Finance Bingo Email Address
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In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Posted Feb 23, 2018 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Press Release Service Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Washington, DC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Submit an Event Listing Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Hopkinsville, KY Tags Rector Martinsville, VA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Submit a Job Listing The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Sudan & South Sudan Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Africa, Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Featured Events TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Millions of Christians around world pray for South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo Rector Tampa, FL Associate Rector Columbus, GA Anglican Communion, Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Albany, NY Rector Belleville, IL Advocacy Peace & Justice, Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Knoxville, TN AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit a Press Release Rector Bath, NC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Featured Jobs & Calls Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA [Anglican Communion News Service] Christians across the world from many denominations are praying today (Friday) for peace in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo following an invitation from Pope Francis, supported by Anglican and other Christian leaders. The need for prayer was highlighted by investigators from the UN’s Human Rights Council, who said today that they had “identified more than 40 senior military officials who may bear individual responsibility for war crimes and crimes against humanity in South Sudan.”Read the full article here.
Submit a Job Listing Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Featured Jobs & Calls Oklahoma diocese updates bishop election slate Rector Washington, DC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Collierville, TN Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Tags The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Tampa, FL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit an Event Listing Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Featured Events Rector Bath, NC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab [Diocese of Oklahoma] The Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma received notification Oct. 23 from the Rev. Greg Methvin, that he was withdrawing as a nominee for bishop of Oklahoma for personal and professional reasons. The Diocese of Oklahoma expresses its thanks to the Rev. Methvin for his willingness to participate in our election process.The election of the sixth bishop of the Diocese of Oklahoma will go forward with the two nominees, the Rev. Scott Gunn and the Rev. Poulson Reed. The election is scheduled for Dec. 14 at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Oklahoma City. The consecration of the sixth bishop of the Diocese of Oklahoma is scheduled for Saturday, April 18, 2020, at the Oklahoma City University. Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Posted Oct 23, 2019 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Smithfield, NC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Albany, NY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Belleville, IL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit a Press Release Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Press Release Service Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Bishop Elections Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Shreveport, LA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Knoxville, TN Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Martinsville, VA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK
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Melanie May | 29 August 2017 | News Charity sector responsible for 27 data security incidents in Q1: down on Q3 Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 170 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 169 total views, 1 views today The charity sector was responsible for 27 data security incidents in Q1 of 2017, its lowest total since at least April-June 2016, according to data from the Information Commissioner’s Office.The ICO’s data shows that the majority (six each) fell under the categories of loss/theft of paperwork, and other Principle 7 failure. Other incidents reported included loss/theft of an unencrypted device, insecure disposal of paperwork, failure to use bcc when sending data, cyber incidents, failure to redact data, and data left in an insecure location. In the previous quarter, October to December 2016, there were 33 incidents, including 16 Principle 7 failures.Data security incidents are breaches of the seventh data protection principle, or personal data breaches reported under the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations. Overall in Q4, the ICO received 678 reported incidents: an 18% increase on Q3. There was a 20% increase in data sent by email to the incorrect recipient, and a 32% increase in failure to redact data, while ‘cyber incidents’, which include phishing and exfiltration were the most commonly reported incidents.The health sector reported the most incidents, with a 278% increase in cyber incidents, followed by general business, and local government. Tagged with: data data protection Information Commissioner 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.
Co-op Foundation issues tender for contract to boost understanding of how spaces can tackle loneliness Melanie May | 22 July 2019 | News Co-op Foundation launched Space to Connect in June to help communities identify, improve and protect spaces where people can connect and co-operate.Through it, grants of up to £50,000 are available to help organisations expand activities in spaces to make them more sustainable, or explore ways to make better use of spaces to address challenges, like loneliness and access to community activities. Tagged with: trusts and foundations AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14 The Co-op Foundation is inviting organisations to tender for a contract that will boost learning on how community spaces can be maximised, and help to tackle loneliness.Up to £160,000, including VAT, is available for the successful Evaluation and Learning Partner, funded through the Co-op Foundation’s £1.6 million partnership with government on Space to Connect.The tender asks organisations to:Bring together existing knowledge on how the potential of underused community spaces can be maximised in innovative waysWork closely with Space to Connect grant-holders to help them tell their stories, and understand and share learning that will shape future workCreate iterative summaries of learning across the programme to support, influence and inform projects, and leave a resource for the futureAnalyse evidence about the overall impact that maximising community spaces has on the fund’s ultimate goal of supporting social connections to reduce lonelinessTenders must be submitted by 12pm (noon) on Friday 30 August 2019. The contract is expected to start in October 2019, and run to June 2021.Jim Cooke, Head of the Co-op Foundation, said:“Our Space to Connect Evaluation and Learning partner will play a vital role in building our understanding of how community spaces can support social connections and tackle loneliness. Learning will be shared to leave a resource for the future that will ultimately strengthen communities.” Advertisement 248 total views, 2 views today 249 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14 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.
Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students Linkedin TAGShealthLimerick City and CountyNewsuniversity hospital limerick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook 64 patients waiting for beds in UHL WhatsApp University Hospital LimerickNONE of the patients who contracted the superbug CPE in University Hospital Limerick died as a direct result of the infection, a new report has concluded.However the review into the deaths of patients infected with CPE has determined that it could have been a factor in eight of the deaths.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The report follows an independent investigation by UK consultant microbiologist, Dr Robert Spencer into the deaths of 74 patients in whom CPE had been detected. It overruled the findings of a previous internal hospital investigation which found that CPE could have been the cause of three deaths at the hospital.At a press conference in UHL this week, Professor Paul Burke said that all of the patients in whom CPE had been detected ”had many other clinical conditions.” such as cancer or coronary disease making CPE just one of the contributing factors in their deaths.“In our internal review, the question we asked was whether death could be said to have been attributable to CPE and the answer in three cases was yes. We commissioned an independent report to get a more objective perspective. It was Dr Spencer’s finding that CPE was not the main cause of death and we believe this is reasonable conclusion”.In June 2016, a UHL whistleblower wrote to Health Minister Simon Harris calling for an investigation of the management of antibiotic-resistant drugs at the hospital. In July 2017, the Limerick City Coroner wrote to management to say that a whistleblower had asked him to investigate 36 deaths at the hospital between 2009 and 2017.Seven of the eight cases in which the subsequent investigation determined that CPE was a factor in the patient’s deaths were on the list sent to the coroner by the whistleblower.UL Hospitals Group chief executive Professor Colette Cowan said that all but one of the families of the eight people had been contacted and given copies of the report. One family had not responded to calls or registered letters, she said.“We have to remember that behind each of these figures is a grieving family and we must be sensitive to that”.A person can be colonised with CPE without any harmful results unless it becomes a blood-borne infection.Prof Cowan said that the hospital saw an outbreak of CPE in 2011 and since then, they have invested heavily in control measures, staff training, equipment and infrastructure.€4.5 million was spent in 2015 alone on measures to control the spread of the superbug and there has been no bloodstream infection with CPE detected at the hospital since June 2105.Prof Cowan said the hospital now performs up to 1,000 screening checks a month.The report states that over the period of the review (February 2009 to May 2017) there were 196 new CPE detections out of 41,000 screenings.Professor Martin Cormican, the National Lead for Healthcare Associated Infections, said it was important for people who tested positive for the superbug to understand that they were not a danger to anyone outside a hospital setting. Previous articleAdare Manor collaborate with Midleton Very Rare for exclusive whiskeyNext articleBeyond the neon runes Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. NewsHealthSuperbug implicated in eight hospital deathsBy Bernie English – October 11, 2018 4050 Twitter Print Management at most overcrowded and most COVID-hit hospital apologise to patients ‘waiting over 100 hours’ for a bed 53 patients waiting for beds at UHL Email Numbers of Limerick hospital group staff sidelined by COVID-19 reduces by 162 in past 7 days Updated statement on service disruptions UL Hospitals Group Advertisement
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