Playtech appoints 888’s Mattingley as new chair

first_imgMattingley (pictured) succeeds Claire Milne, who was named interim chairman in April 2020 after Alan Jackson indicated he would not stand for re-election. Mattingley will be paid £338,000 per annum. Playtech appoints 888’s Mattingley as new chair 888 Holdings, meanwhile, has announced that Lord Jon Mendelsohn, former director of general election resources for the Labour Party, will take over as chair from Mattingley on 31 March. The operator previously announced that Mendelsohn would be its next chair when Mattingley stepped down. “We are delighted that someone of Brian’s calibre is joining the Board and look forward to benefitting from his experience to support our continued progress and growth.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter “I’m very pleased to be joining Playtech, at such an exciting time in the Company’s development,” Mattingley said. “Playtech is ideally placed to continue to build on its market leadership position and I look forward to working with everyone at Playtech to drive forward its strategy and capitalise on the opportunities ahead.” Playtech has appointed 888 chair Brian Mattingley as its new non-executive chairman, effective on 1 June. Playtech also announced today that it has agreed a deal with Inspired Entertainment that will see more than 100 Inspired games integrated into the Playtech Games Marketplace. People moves “I would like to thank Brian for his extensive contribution to the group, and for the time we have spent together to ensure a smooth handover of responsibilities, and I wish him well in his new opportunity,” Mendelsohn said. “I am looking forward to continuing to work with the board and the management team to deliver the group’s growth strategy and generate further stakeholder value.” 3rd March 2021 | By Daniel O’Boyle “Inspired’s content covers multiple bases that will boost our customers’ games rosters across all our regulated markets. We’re thrilled to be adding Inspired to our flourishing list of distinguished content partners.” Playtech senior independent director John Jackson thanked Milne for her work as interim chairman. He had served as non-executive chairman of 888 since 2016, but announced in September 2020 that he could step down later this year. center_img Mendelsohn is currently a non-executive director of 888. His past experience in the gambling industry includes co-founding Oakvale Capital, an M&A and strategic advisory boutique that focuses on the gaming, gambling and sports sector “On behalf of the board of Playtech I would like to express our thanks to Claire for serving as interim chairman,” Jackson said. “Claire has provided continuity and stability during the pandemic, helping to enable Playtech to deliver a strong performance in 2020.” “It has been a great privilege to chair 888 and serve its stakeholders during more than 15 years with the group,” Mattingley said. “I am personally very pleased that someone of Jon’s experience and calibre will succeed me as chair and I look forward to following the progress of the group.” Mattingley will act as a consultant to 888 for the two months between stepping down as chair at the end of March and joining Playtech at the start of June. Topics: Casino & games People Online casino Product & technology People moves Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter “In selecting the new chair, we wanted to appoint an individual with significant online gambling experience and a track record of delivering high levels of corporate governance and stakeholder engagement in a highly regulated and fast-growing industry,” Milne said. “Over the course of the last 30 years Brian has delivered strongly in these areas and has been at the forefront of the development of our industry.  “Inspired’s growing portfolio of innovative online and mobile games content will undoubtedly strengthen our games offering,” Playtech commercial manager Andrew Muir said. “We have a growing list of customers across numerous markets whose content requirements differ significantly, from varying themes and graphics to mechanics and general gameplay.  Mattingley joined 888 in 2005 as a non-executive director and served as chief executive from 2012 until 2016. In 2019, his re-election as chairman faced serious opposition, as some shareholders questioned the length of time spent on the board. Mattingley has also worked for Gala Group, Ritz Bingo, Kingfisher Plc and Dee Corporation, including as chief executive of Gala Regional Development prior to Gaa being acquired by Ladbrokes. Tags: 888 Holdings Playtech Brian Mattingley Brian Mattingley Email Addresslast_img read more

Ascencia Limited ( 2016 Annual Report

first_imgAscencia Limited ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2016 annual report.For more information about Ascencia Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Ascencia Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Ascencia Limited (  2016 annual report.Company ProfileAscencia Limited is a commercial property fund with an investment portfolio comprising quality income earning properties located in Mauritius. The company specialises in retail properties where the company engages in the acquisition, investment and investment holding of real estate properties on the Mauritian island. Ascencia Limited (Class A shares) operates shopping malls locally and regionally. Ascencia Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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 Researching massive growth in giving. Action Planning button advert Howard Lake | 21 March 2013 | News  9 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Stand and Insect Issues Force Significant Corn Replant

first_imgIn addition to stand issues, Roesner said disease played a part in his replanting issues, “We also had a significant issue with seed corn maggots this year.” He noted this was due to a failure of his seed treatment to protect the crop from this insect. He used an in furrow insecticide on his replanted crops. SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Jun 19, 2013 Stand and Insect Issues Force Significant Corn ReplantJR RoesnerSeventy-three percent of Indiana corn was rated in good to excellent condition this week by USDA, but rough weather has caused problems for some Indiana farmers. JR Roesner, who farms in Sullivan County, has seen his share of heavy rain this year. While he finally got most of his corn and soybeans planted, storms required a considerable amount of replanting, “We have had to replant about 20% of our corn crop, and we switched another 20% to soybeans.” He told HAT an additional 10% will be claimed as prevent plant.  He said other farmers in the area have had similar results with 15% being an average amount of corn replanting on farms. He indicated some of these acres will be planted in soybeans, but not all. Stand and Insect Issues Force Significant Corn Replantcenter_img But not all the news from SW Indiana is bad, Roesner’s wheat crop looks good, “From all indications it looks like we are going to have a very good wheat yields with perhaps a record crop for this area.” The harvest, however, will be late, “Normally we like to have the wheat off by the first week in June.” He added this year it will be end of June before harvest will begin and that is if there are no more rain delays.  Further delays could spell problems for the planting of double crop soybeans behind the wheat. Previous articleMonsanto’s Drought Tolerance Trait In Genuity® Droughtgard® Hybrids Receives Final Major Import Approval From ChinaNext articleFarmer Field Update from Southwest Indiana Gary Truitt Listen to the complete report with JR Roesner in the agronomy section of this web site and in the audio section of the HAT app for Smaratphones and tablets. Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Stand and Insect Issues Force Significant Corn Replantlast_img read more

Pasadena-Based Tetra Tech Pulls In $125 Million Architect-Engineer Services Contract

first_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News Community News Tetra Tech, Inc. announced today that the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded the Company a $125 million, single-award contract to provide comprehensive architecture-engineering services to USAID/Afghanistan. Under the five-year Engineering Support Program (ESP), Tetra Tech will provide engineering services, construction oversight, and quality assurance assistance to successfully implement USAID’s infrastructure design and construction activities.Improvements to Afghanistan’s infrastructure are ongoing, as the country addresses a lack of regular maintenance, and limited investment in physical infrastructure. Tetra Tech will provide engineering expertise to support USAID’s activities in water and sanitation, energy, and infrastructure in the region.“Tetra Tech has provided the USAID/Afghanistan Mission with architecture-engineering services for the past seven years,” said Dan Batrack, Tetra Tech’s Chairman and CEO. “We are pleased to continue providing infrastructure support to help USAID promote a more stable and prosperous future for Afghanistan.”About USAIDWith almost $17 billion spent on development programs in Afghanistan since 2002, USAID provides the largest bilateral civilian assistance program to Afghanistan. USAID partners with the government and people of Afghanistan to ensure economic growth led by the country’s private sector, establish a democratic and capable state governed by the rule of law, and provide basic health and education services for all Afghans. For more information, please visit: Tetra TechTetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting and engineering services. For 50 years, the Company has supported commercial and government clients focused on water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. With 16,000 staff worldwide, Tetra Tech provides clear solutions to complex problems. For more information about Tetra Tech, please visit, follow us on Twitter (@TetraTech), or like us on Facebook. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Top of the News HerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyEase Up! Snake Massages Are Real And Do Wonders!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautycenter_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Business Districts News Pasadena-Based Tetra Tech Pulls In $125 Million Architect-Engineer Services Contract From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 | 11:02 am Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Beach Boys Tribute Band Aphasia Awareness concert

first_img WhatsApp Beach Boys Tribute Band Aphasia Awareness concert Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Local News Aphasia Center of West Texas logo center_img Facebook Facebook Twitter Aphasia Center of West TexasThe Aphasia Center of West Texas has scheduled Surf’s Up The Beach Boys Tribute free concert featuring on Friday at the Midland County Horseshoe Amphitheater, 2514 Arena Trail, Midland.Gates open at 7 p.m.Sponsorships available (catered meal, valet parking, private bar, etc).No outside food, drink or chairs allowed. Food vendors and chair rentals available for $5 on site. By admin – May 3, 2018 Previous articleFiesta West Texas set to openNext articleBaby showers set nationwide for veterans adminlast_img read more

The Best is Yet to Come

first_img The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Featured, Market Studies, News Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: Market Studies Redfin Home / Featured / The Best is Yet to Come Sign up for DS News Daily About Author: Mirasha Brown Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Subscribe The new year is expected to deliver the “fastest growing housing market on record,” according to Redfin. Home price growth and demand will contribute to the expanding housing market, despite rising affordability concerns. Median home sale prices are expected to increase 5.3 percent year over year compared to the estimated 5.5 percent in 2016. Existing-home sales are predicted to increase 2.8 percent in 2017, compared to the estimated 3.4 percent increase this year. Due to strong homebuyer demand and steady price increases, the housing market will see an increase in home sales, Redfin reported.Affordable homes on the median income in the nation’s largest cities will continue to decrease in 2017, making affordability a deciding factor in whether buyers should sell their homes to refinance for a higher mortgage or keep their current mortgage rate. The report predicts that rising mortgage rates will act as an incentive for people to stay in their homes and hold onto a low mortgage payment, or rent their homes out instead of selling to make a profit. This will result in a “permanent shortage of starter homes for sale, even as the inventory for expensive homes improves next year,” according to Redfin. A Redfin spokesperson told DS News that homeowners will be hesitant in purchasing a new home due to rising mortgage rates. “Many homeowners who may have considered purchasing a move-up home will hold back because they’re locked into their current mortgage rate below 4 percent. We think that this will lead to a shortage of starter homes for sale, which will make the search for first-time homebuyers on the lower end of the price spectrum increasingly competitive. For buyers on the high end of the market, competition will be cooler as inventory in that sector continues to increase. Unfortunately for first-time buyers without the capital yet to reach that end of the market, they’ll have a small number of homes to choose from within their price range.” A lack of housing inventory hindered first-time buyers from purchasing homes in 2016. The report indicates that housing inventory will increase approximately 1.7 percent year over year in 2017. Home sales would have been stronger if there was more inventory available to meet the demand of homebuying millennials. Redfin predicts that a shortage of supply will keep sales growth weak in 2017.Nela Richardson, Chief Economist at Redfin, expects the incoming administration to stimulate growth and positive change in the economy. “Next year, the new administration will lead a shifting U.S. economy,” she said. “Baby boomers will become less economically relevant as millennials continue to come of home-buying age. Superstar cities will create much of the job growth, pushing wages in those cities up. Yet the percentage of homes in America’s largest cities that are affordable on the median income has declined the past two years and will continue to fall in 2017. Sales would be even stronger if there were more starter homes on the market to meet demand from millennial homebuyers. We expect to see more homes built in second-tier cities and more millennial homebuyers moving from the coasts to smaller and inland markets where they can find affordable starter homes.”To view the full report, click here. December 13, 2016 1,353 Views Previous: Winner Announced for HUD Vacant Loan Sale Next: Had Enough? Stage is Set for Foreclosure Declines Market Studies Redfin 2016-12-13 Kendall Baer Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best is Yet to Come Is Rise in Forbearance Volume Cause for Concern? 2 days ago Mirasha Brown is a graduate of Florida A&M University and is pursuing a masters degree at Syracuse University. Born and raised in Florida, she has contributed to public relations and marketing campaigns for Rent The Runway and Billboard. She is a communications specialist with The Five Star and a contributing writer to DS News and the MReport. last_img read more

[CLAT 2020] Exam Centers To Have Isolation Rooms For Symptomatic Candidates; Will Address Travel Concerns And More: NLSIU VC Sudhir Krishnaswamy Answers Queries [Video]

first_imgTop Stories[CLAT 2020] Exam Centers To Have Isolation Rooms For Symptomatic Candidates; Will Address Travel Concerns And More: NLSIU VC Sudhir Krishnaswamy Answers Queries [Video] Akshita Saxena9 July 2020 2:25 AMShare This – xVice Chancellor of National Law School of India University, Bangalore, Prof. (Dr.) Sudhir Krishnaswamy on Tuesday conducted a Live-YouTube Session to address various concerns and queries surrounding the CLAT 2020. The national level UG/PG law-entrance examination is scheduled to be conducted on August 22, through a “computer-based, online, centre-based” test. The decision was…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginVice Chancellor of National Law School of India University, Bangalore, Prof. (Dr.) Sudhir Krishnaswamy on Tuesday conducted a Live-YouTube Session to address various concerns and queries surrounding the CLAT 2020. The national level UG/PG law-entrance examination is scheduled to be conducted on August 22, through a “computer-based, online, centre-based” test. The decision was taken keeping in view of the difficulty involved in conducting the exam offline, or conducting home proctored tests. “We have actually elaborately tested and evaluated the option of conducting exams home proctored and let me just say that despite engaging carefully with the technology and test in this excusable scale we found that the range of constraints that we have with respect to bandwidth and connectivity will mean that we cannot assure a quality exam of high integrity. Hence we have to do it at centers. Why would a center exam not be offline because the offline exam requires the printing of question papers its transport from very through various parts of the country in that situation and the handling of paper in an exam center,” Prof. said. Exam Interface Through his live session, Prof. Krishnaswamy has addressed the concerns of all the aspirants on the issue of format of the exam and the user-interface. “There are several concerns about the format of the exam now in the circumstances we have had to shift from a pen and paper exam that lat is conventionally painful for most years to and computer-based tests. We have done the computer-based tests process very carefully; we are paying attention to fonts, interface and to the manner in which the test will be delivered, to ensure that the testing experience is student-friendly and is accessible to all of you,” he said. Mock Tests The CLAT Consortium had earlier announced that it will conduct mock examinations to ensure that all candidates are familiarized with the exam-interface. Clearing air on the same, Prof. Krishnaswamy said, “We will give you access to mock examples. These will be exams enabled on to your login and it will use the exact same interface that you will use in the exam; it will also be tailored to the format of the exam. I would encourage every single one of you two to take this opportunity to familiarize yourself with that with the testing protocols the interface and get used to how you might work with the range of questions that we use.” He added, “Many students already have some experience in working with electronic interfaces through phones or through computers and this is the interface that we will develop and deliver for the CLAT exam will be highly user friendly used in several national exams.” There will be two mock tests for the UG program and one mock test for the PG program. Candidates may take the mock exam from their home computers using their personal internet. Prof. Krishnaswamy has however assured that the on the day of the actual exam, internet quality, computer systems, or any other factor relating to the examination will be standardized to impart a uniform experience to all candidates. Access To Exam Centers Prof. Krishnaswamy has assured all the aspirants that proper travel permits will be taken to ensure that candidates have easy access to their centers. “Over and above format we are also going to go into a whole host of other arrangements both on the at the exam centers as well as facilitating access to exam centers that we will roll out in the days to come,” he said. He disclosed that as of now, 200 centers have been finalized and that the Consortium is continuously exploring how it might expand the number of centers to minimize the travel. So far as candidates travelling from Containment Zones are concerned he said, “We will respond very specifically to candidates who have similar concerns and difficulties about traveling from containment zone we will work with the states and with the local authorities to ensure that travel is made possible.” Health Protocols Prof. Krishnaswamy has assured that the health and safety protocols that will be followed at the test centers will be of the “highest standard”. He informed that the Consortium has classified all centers into “general testing rooms” and “isolation rooms”. Candidates who are asymptomatic- will sit in a physically distanced setting called the general testing rooms, following medical protocol arrangement. Candidates who are symptomatic or are suspected of having these concerns- will be placed in an isolation room in the same Center and will follow a different protocol. So far as carrying of items such as masks, water bottles, calculators, rough sheets, etc. is concerned, Prof. said the same will be communicated to the candidates closer to the date of the exam so that there remains absolute clarity about what one can bring in. Exam Pattern Two main grievances relating to the examination pattern of CLAT 2020, Prof. said, relate to the kind of questions that may be asked in the general knowledge paper, and the case laws that are relevant for preparation for the PG examination. “The CLAT pattern has always emphasized that current affairs and general knowledge is right up to the date of the exam and this year will be no different. We will stick to the format that we have developed over the years and deliver on that,” he said. For the PG course he said, “You can expect that the cases and materials that we will discuss will be among the most important cases and materials in the various subject matters that we are testing you on. So I hope that clarifies that we will not be trying to discover and asking you questions about arcane areas of law. We will be asking you about the central questions in the areas of law in which you will be tested.” Declaration of Results and Admission Schedule Prof. Krishnaswamy said that CLAT 2020 is the biggest CLAT that the Consortium has organized across time. He expressed hope that declaration of results and the counseling process will conclude within a fortnight of the conduct of the exam. A detailed calendar for the same will be made available closer to the exam date. So far as admissions are concerned he clarified that different NLUs will develop different approaches on how they will take admission of candidates in the absence of class 12 marks. Further, college commencement and College annual calendar will also be decided by the respective NLUs themselves. While Prof. assured that the given examination date will “hold ground”, he added, “There is nothing that we in the consortium can do or for that matter anyone else can do to predetermine what might be the ground conditions closer to the date of the exam. What I can reassure you is that we are paying close attention to it we are taking the best advice and counsel that we can get we are gathering all the information necessary across the country both ourselves through our vendors and various government agencies.” Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

US Navy replenishment oiler named after Robert F. Kennedy

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today US Navy replenishment oiler named after Robert F. Kennedy Authorities US Navy replenishment oiler named after Robert F. Kennedy The U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced that the next ship of the John Lewis-class of fleet replenishment oilers will be named USNS Robert F. Kennedy (T-AO 208).T-AO 208 is part of the John Lewis-class of ships named in honor of U.S. civil and human rights heroes.“This class of ships would be incomplete absent the name Robert F. Kennedy,” said Mabus. “He was a Navy man, a U.S. attorney general, a senator, and a leader who committed, and ultimately sacrificed, his life to pursuing justice, equality and freedom.”Robert F. Kennedy, a U.S. Navy veteran, served as the U.S. attorney general from 1961 to 1964 and as a U.S. senator from New York from 1965 to 1968. A graduate of Harvard University and the University of Virginia School of Law, Kennedy was appointed attorney general after his brother John F. Kennedy was elected president in 1960.In this role, Robert Kennedy fought organized crime and fought for civil rights for African Americans. He also served as a close advisor to the president.As a senator, he was a committed advocate of the poor and racial minorities.While in Los Angeles campaigning for the Democratic presidential nomination in June 1968, Kennedy was shot and killed at age 42. Kennedy, the father of 11 children, is buried at Virginia’s Arlington National Cemetery.The future USNS Robert F. Kennedy will be operated by Military Sealift Command and provide underway replenishment of fuel and stores to U.S. Navy ships at sea and jet fuel for aircraft assigned to aircraft carriers. Construction is expected to begin on Robert F. Kennedy in 2021 at General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Corporation (NASSCO) in San Diego. View post tag: USNS Robert F. Kennedy View post tag: T-AO View post tag: US Navy Share this article September 21, 2016last_img read more

Not Much Snow in Forecast for Weekend

first_imgThe National Weather Service precipitation map shows a coastal storm grazing Ocean City on Saturday. Some media reports earlier this week would have you believe the region would be buried under blizzard snows.But the short-term forecast calls for two chances of little more than a dusting for Ocean City. The first comes Saturday afternoon, the next on Sunday night.The edge of a coastal storm may clip Ocean City on Saturday.“Some LIGHT snow is possible/likely, moreso the farther southeast in South Jersey you are,” NBC40 meteorologist Dan Skeldon posted on Friday. “Nothing major, but a dusting to a few inches is the snowiest scenario I could envision from this.”Skeldon expects a weaker system to bring another chance for a “coating to an inch” on Sunday night.The National Weather Service forecast calls for a high of 35 degrees on Saturday, 36 on Sunday and 33 on Monday. On Tuesday, the forecast calls for a high of 28 and low of 15 degrees.For all those who are tired of winter, it’s just 105 days until the start of Memorial Day Weekend.last_img read more