Bulgarian economic growth boosts iGaming market

first_img Email Address Topics: Finance Bulgarian economic growth boosts iGaming market Tags: Online Gambling Bulgaria’s online gaming industry saw its tax contribution grow over the first nine months of 2018, according to figures released to iGamingBusiness.com.The Bulgarian Trade Association of Manufacturers and Operators in the Gaming Industry’s (BTAMOI) annual report shows that the online sector paid BGN111.6m (€57m/$64m) in taxes over the first nine months of 2018, up 17% year-on-year.BTAMOI said 26% of that total related to licence fees, with the remainder from the 20% tax on GGR, meaning Bulgaria’s 13 regulated sites – including operators such as bet365 and GVC’s bwin – took in total handle of BGN413.5 during the period.Online gaming makes up approximately 10% of Bulgaria’s total gambling market according to the association’s figures, with the remainder generated by land-based operators.Total gambling tax contribution for the period to the end of September was at BGN174.4m, a 20% year-on-year increase, which came despite concerns over reduced tourism from Turkey affecting casino performance.BTAMOI believes the upward trajectory of Bulgaria’s gambling sector is due to factors such as new technology being more widely available throughout the country, as well as economic growth.“For the period 2017/2018 the gaming industry in Bulgaria has shown very good results at national level, based on the country’s upward economic performance,” BTAMOI said, with Standard & Poor today forecasting Bulgaria’s economy to grow by 3.6% this year thanks to soaring private consumption and low unemployment.It added that “the gaming industry is a factor in economic development, providing long-lasting employment, adding a further variety of services to tourism, and last but not least, attracting foreign investments in the country.”BTAMOI chairman Angel Iribozov told iGamingBusiness.com he hopes 2019 will be characterised by more of the stability seen during the last couple of years. A controversial law designed to restrict advertising was introduced earlier this year, but Iribozov said he does not expect any changes to take place in 2019, adding that he believes the current government is accepting of the industry.The bill, which was passed to the European Commission for assessment in June, would curb advertising while also restricting the types of facilities from which lottery scratch cards can be purchased.Referring to the Law on Gambling amendment, BTAMOI said in its annual report: “The sector needs a guarantee of the stability of investments and emerging circumstances should not affect the stability of the issued license, with the exception of the cases in which apparent violations were found.“All cases should be considered in the context of the circumstances that are as at the date of issuance of the licence in order to avoid a situation where emerging circumstances are beyond the organisers ability to change them, because they are beyond their limits of influence. Therefore, the relevance of the measures should include all subjects of licensing and regulatory regimes.” Finance AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Country’s iGaming market grows in first nine months of 2018, but could be affected by proposed advertising restrictions Regions: Europe Central and Eastern Europe Bulgaria Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 3rd December 2018 | By contenteditorlast_img read more

FanDuel adds NFL data with Sportradar extension

first_img FanDuel Group has agreed to extend its partnership with sports data and content provider Sportradar, in a deal that will allow the sports betting and daily fantasy sports operator to access official National Football League (NFL) league data. Sports betting FanDuel adds NFL data with Sportradar extension 17th June 2020 | By contenteditor Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newslettercenter_img Regions: US AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter FanDuel Group has agreed to extend its partnership with sports data and content provider Sportradar, in a deal that will allow the sports betting and daily fantasy sports operator to access official National Football League (NFL) league data.The expanded arrangement means that FanDuel now has access to all major US sports data from Sportradar.FanDuel and Sportradar have been working together for a number of years, with Sportradar supporting the betting operator with live streams of sporting events on its sportsbook mobile app.Such content includes tennis, European club and national team soccer, darts and Korean baseball.Read the full story on iGB North America. Topics: Sports bettinglast_img read more

A new suspect arrested in Paul Khlebnikov murder investigation

first_imgNews Receive email alerts BelarusEurope – Central Asia Organisation News Reporters Without Borders said today it was “shocked” at the murder of American journalist Paul Khlebnikov (photo) in Moscow on 9 July and called for government action to protect journalists in a country where it said they were “in great danger.” The organisation said that since Khlebnikov was an investigative journalist, he may have been killed for that reason. June 2, 2021 Find out more May 28, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Belarus BelarusEurope – Central Asia “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says News Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” News to go further November 22, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 A new suspect arrested in Paul Khlebnikov murder investigation The Moscow prosecutor’s office has arrested a 40-year-old man from Chechnya in the investigation into the 9 July murder of Paul Khlebnikov, editor of the Russian edition of the American Forbes magazine.The arrested man was Musa Vakhayev of Urus-Martan in Chechnya. The prosecutor’s office, which made the arrest on 18 November, now has ten days to come up with the necessary evidence allowing it to charge the suspect. It gave no further information apart from repeating that it was still viewing the Chechnya connection as its best lead.The murdered journalist’s brother Peter Khlebnikov announced on the same day that a group of Russian and American journalists had decided to carry out their own independent investigation into the killing.———–05.10.2004Murder of Paul Khlebnikov: Moscow police chief withdraws statementAs a wide variety of theories continue to circulate about the murder of Paul Khlebnikov, Vladimir Pronin has withdrawn a statement he made on 28 September that two recently arrested Chechen nationals were suspects. The arrested men are apparently not suspected of murdering the journalist. Of the three weapons seized when they were arrested, none corresponded to the one used in the 9 July killing.Elsewhere Moscow’s prosecutor-general, who is overseeing the investigation, has expressed his dissatisfaction at the Moscow police chief’s statements. He said Vladimir Pronin had no right give out information about the case, since he was not in charge of the investigation.——-28.09.04Two Chechens arrested as suspects in Russian Forbes editor’s murderTwo Chechens have been arrested as suspects in the 9 July murder of Paul Khlebnikov, the editor of the Russian edition of Forbes magazine, Moscow police chief Vladimir Pronin said today. Pronin said the suspects had “kidnapped another person” prior to Khlebnikov’s death. He also said police had seized three firearms, including the one used to gun down Khlebnikov outside his Moscow office. But he provided no other information about the investigation or the suspected motives for the killing.From the outset, the police had assumed that the murder was linked to Khlebnikov’s work as a journalist. He had investigated Russian businessmen for Forbes. But he also wrote a book based on interviews with Khozh-Akhmed Nukhayev, a former deputy prime minister of the Chechen separatist government. Published in 2003 and entitled “Conversations with a barbarian,” it presented Nukhayev and other Chechen rebels in a negative light. In another book published in 2000, Khlebnikov described Russian businessman Boris Berezovski as a “Kremlin godfather” with links to Chechen organised crime.__________________________10.07.2004Editor of Russian edition of Forbes Magazine killed in MoscowRussian versionReporters Without Borders said today it was “shocked” at the murder of American journalist Paul Khlebnikov in a Moscow street on 9 July and called for government action to protect journalists in a country where it said they were “in great danger.” Khlebnikov, 41, editor of the new Russian edition of the US business magazine Forbes, was hit four times by gunmen who attacked him as he left his office. He died on his way to hospital. “Police think he was probably killed because of his work,” said a spokeswoman for the Moscow prosecutor’s office. A car belonging to the killers was found today.Reporters Without Borders said that since Khlebnikov was an investigative journalist, he may have been killed for that reason. It noted that five journalists had been murdered in Russia last year and that official investigations had not yet discovered why they were killed. It called on the police to do everything possible to quickly arrest Khlebnikov’s murderers.The journalist, who founded the Russian edition of the magazine in April, had published a list of the richest people in Russia. The publisher of the Russian edition, Leonid Bershidsky, told Reuters news agency that after 17 years of investigative journalism, “he probably had plenty of enemies.” Khlebnikov had written about Russian billionaire businessman Boris Berezovsky in 1996 and wrote a book about him in 2000 called “Godfather of the Kremlin” which said he had ties with the Chechen mafia and had smuggled hundreds of millions of dollars out of the country.Berezovsky told journalists after the murder that Khlebnikov had reported things inaccurately, which had probably strongly displeased someone.Russian version May 27, 2021 Find out more RSF_en last_img read more

Building work for Glenties Primary Care Centre will begin before the end of the…

first_img Building work for Glenties Primary Care Centre will begin before the end of the year Google+ Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Previous articleMulrines fined for polluting the River Finn last yearNext articleMore info must be given to visitors to Letterkenny – Cllr Lynch News Highland WhatsApp Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Twitter It has been confirmed that building work on the long awaited Glenties Primary Care Centre will begin before the end of the year.Just last April the local parish council made the issue its number one priority claiming that promise after promise had been broken, expressing fears that the funding for the project had disappeared.Now, a preferred contract for the 1.6 million euro project has been identified and is expected to be awarded the contract so building work can begin in the coming months.Pat the Cope Gallagher MEP says he has been assured that the funding is there for the project:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/pat830.mp3[/podcast] News Facebook Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson center_img By News Highland – September 17, 2010 WhatsApp Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Twitter Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Facebook Pinterestlast_img read more

Univ 2015 Ball Cancelled

first_imgThe University College Ball, which was set to take place in 2015, has been cancelled because of renovations taking place in the college next year. In an email sent out to students from the JCR, it was explained that after, “a meeting with the college today, it has been decided that due to exceptional circumstances surrounding the Goodhart Building renovation next year, we will be unable to host a college ball in 2015.”It was decided that the ball will be postponed until Trinity term of 2016, but there are hopes other events will be put in its place. In the email, students were told that “a smaller event would provide creative opportunities for anyone interested in organising a college wide social event.”JCR president, Abigail Reeves, told Cherwell, “College decided to reject our proposal to hold a college Ball on the basis that renovations on the main site would cause a number of logistical problems. As a result the Ball has been postponed to 2016. “There is a feeling of disappointment amongst the student body, but we are attempting to reach a compromise with college to organise a smaller college event in the Trinity term of 2015.” There is some dismay amongst the students. One third year Univ student said, “This is just the latest in a long line of censorious decisions made by an overbearing college administration with limited recourse to practical concerns or student’s opinions. “The buildings in question weren’t used at all for last year’s ball but the college are both as risk averse and fundamentally deluded as John Locke’s man of glass.”On the other hand, Delia Lockey, a classics student who had applied to be on the Ball committee, said, “I had applied to be Ball Secretary and, whilst I was very excited about the possibility of being on the committee, and hopeful that the problems surrounding the renovations could have been deemed surmountable, it was made clear from the beginning that the building work would pose a serious threat to the future of the ball. “As a result, this news is sad but utterly fair and expected; I hope that I can get involved with another, smaller college event in Trinity of 2015, perhaps. In the meantime there are lots of ball committees which are not connected to colleges, such as the Guild Ball, and I would encourage anyone whose college has had to cancel a ball to join such a committee.”The college was unavailable for comment at the time of publication.last_img read more

CHANNEL 44 NEWS: U.S. Senate Candidates Face Off in Only Hoosier Debate

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare                                           Owensboro Wins Two Awards from Kentucky League of CitiesOCTOBER 18TH, 2016 MATT PEAK KENTUCKY, Owensboro gets recognized with two major awards from the state of Kentucky.The Kentucky League of Cities presented those awards at Tuesday night’s city commission meeting.City Manager Bill Parish was named City Employee of the Year and Owensboro joined Hopkinsville and Paducah as the 2016 Enterprise Cities Award winners.Parish is being recognized for distinguished performance to improve the local community.The enterprise city awards are given for city projects or programs making a big impact on their communities.Owensboro won for Strategic Use of Public-Private Partnerships to bring things like the International Bluegrass Museum to the city.Parrish has been with the city of Owensboro for 15 years.The city has also attracted high profile events like the Owensboro Air Show, that drew some 50,000 people.EPD Receiving 300 Narcan Kits from Organization LifelineOCTOBER 18TH, 2016 MATT PEAK EVANSVILLE, INDIANA The Evansville Police Department will receive 300 Narcan kits through Organization Lifeline, Narcan works to block the effects of opiods during an overdose.They are a nonprofit organization started by an Indianapolis mother whose son died of a heroin overdose.The organizations founder says, before EPD receives the kits, their officers will go through training on how to use them in the beginning of November. U.S. Senate Candidates Face Off in Only Hoosier DebateOCTOBER 18TH, 2016 HEATHER GOOD CAMPAIGN 2016, INDIANA You’ve seen their ads and you’ve probably heard their names. Tuesday night voters got a chance to hear where the three Indiana candidates for U.S. Senate stand on the issues.Evan Bayh, Todd Young and Lucy Brenton faced off in their first and only debate. They’re vying for the seat currently held by Senator Dan Coats.The first question of the debate came from a Chesterton teacher asking about political divisiveness and how each candidate has worked across the aisle. Democrat Evan Bayh cited his work with a Republican State Senate to pass the 21st Century Scholars Program to help students afford school. Republican Todd Young spoke about Obamacare and repealing the 30 hour provision in the House to restore the 40 hour work week. Libertarian Lucy Brenton acknowledged she has never held office but says as a mom of ten, she knows how to deal with childish behavior like what can be found in Washington, D.C.Brenton says, “I will tell you there is no more peace making and cross the aisles then what comes along when you’re looking at a fight between a 16-year-old and 14-year-old so I’d like to bring that experience to Congress because quite frankly sometimes our congressional members act like children and sometimes they should probably be put in a corner.”The candidates also addressed the issue of climate change. Brenton says she is not convinced climate change is real. Young says it’s a global issue and not a Hoosier one. He attacked Bayh saying he supports taxes that would hurt manufacturing and farming. Bayh says it’s just not true. His plan includes investing in wind and solar energy and clean coal generation to help the mining industry.Bayh says, “We should emphasize ethanol which unfortunately Congressman Young has voted against. But, I don’t think we should have the cap and trade system and I don’t agree with the clean power plan. That’s something I disagree with Mrs. Clinton on. I think those things would be harmful to Hoosier consumers.”On the topic of sending additional troops and humanitarian aid to to places like Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan, Bayh says he is committed to defeating ISI and taking back terrorist strongholds. Brenton called the war illegal saying it should be stopped and only humanitarian aid should be sent. Young touted his time in the military and says he has proposed a resolution to pool NATO resources to come up with a strategy.Young says, “Some of the components to a strategy will involve flying more sorties, loosening the rules of engagement so that we can kill more of the terrorist on the ground and establishing save zones so we can address this humanitarian crisis on the ground rather than leading to a refugee crisis but in Europe and here in the United States.”The candidates also addressed dealing with Russia, gun rights and Social Security.While each candidate had an equal share of air time, both Bayh and Young payed little attention to the Libertarian candidate acknowledging her only once each during the debate.last_img read more

Kluman & Balter

first_imgKluman & Balter (Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire) offers pie fillings ranging from apricot, black cherry, blackcurrant, fruits of the forest, lemon, and raspberry through to red cherry, strawberry and Bramley apple. Exotic fillings on offer include mango, rum and raisin, passion fruit and tropical. And, if a really fruity pie is the order of the day, then the firm also stocks apple, apricot, banana, blueberry, caramel, orange, strawberry fruit pieces as well as tinned fruit, jams, jellies and glazes.last_img

DNA evidence leads to arrest of Elkhart man in 20 year-old cold case from…

first_img Google+ Pinterest DNA evidence leads to arrest of Elkhart man in 20 year-old cold case from Indy Facebook IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market By Tommie Lee – March 11, 2020 0 408 Google+ Twitter Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter (“Cuffs4” by banspy, Attribution 2.0 Generic) DNA evidence has led to the arrest of an Elkhart man for a 20 year-old cold case in Indianapolis.WSBT reports the case was the murder by strangulation of 38 year-old Arthur McPhaul in 2000. DNA evidence related to an arrest in another case in 2018 led police to arrest and charge 54 year-old William Swain.A database also matched his fingerprints to DNA found at the Indianapolis crime scene. Previous articleBrothers headed to prison for shooting deathNext articleAquatic Center in Elkhart hosting its biggest swim event yet Tommie Leelast_img read more

Press release: Farming regulation changes proposed

first_img Farmers have long been frustrated by the way farms are regulated. As we leave the EU and as government sets out new expectations for farming, we have a unique opportunity to transform the way we do things. This interim report sets out a direction of travel for farming regulation. We do not suggest piecemeal adjustments. Instead we think more radical change is necessary, to make the most of the opportunity we have now, and to best enable farmers to produce and market food while also meeting the other expectations government has of farming. I do encourage all farmers and land managers who are frustrated with regulation, but resigned to how things are, to read our report and to think that things could be and should be different. Secretary of State Michael Gove said: The independent review was announced in February to simplify the way farmers and landowners are regulated as we leave the EU. The strict requirements of the CAP mean that many inspectors are currently not able to use discretion or exercise their own judgment. A major simplification of the way we regulate farming has been proposed in an interim report published today by Dame Glenys Stacey, Chair of the Farm Inspection and Regulation Review.The interim report sets out the problems with the current system of regulation, largely borne out of the requirements of membership of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). It finds that farmers and regulators alike are exasperated by the demands of regulation, which are unduly precise and inflexible. As we leave the EU, there is an opportunity to rebuild trust between the regulating authority and the farmer, which would maintain high standard on farms and support farmers to comply.The way we regulate now exasperates responsible farmers and regulators alike. Some of our regulations are unduly precise and inflexible. Tightly-drawn European regulation can have adverse consequences for farm businesses and lead to a lack of transparency in the food chain. It inevitably sours relationships between the farmer and the regulatory authority. Inflexible regulation can lead farmers to hide their mistakes and naturally, that undermines any trust between the regulating authority and the farmer.The Review estimates 150,000 farm inspections are carried out each year by multiple agencies such as the Rural Payments Agency, the Animal and Plant Health Agency, Natural England and local authorities to meet the strict criteria of the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy.The report discusses the opportunity to use a single field force to conduct more meaningful farm inspections, as part of a more flexible, proportionate regulation. A simpler and more targeted regulatory system would be an immensely powerful tool in achieving the government’s environmental objectives and supporting farmers to uphold standards.Farming legislation has evolved and accreted in a piecemeal way over many years. Farmers face an unduly extensive and complex array of regulatory requirements. Some of those requirements seem illogical as well as inflexible, bringing farming regulation into disrepute.The interim report also recommends better use of technology such as satellite imagery to check compliance. This could maximise the information gathered ahead of any inspection to support comprehensive visits for farmers and regulators alike. The Review is due to complete its work by the end of this year and will publish a final report with recommendations.Dame Glenys Stacey, Chair of the Farm Inspection and Regulation Review said: Dame Glenys makes a thorough and compelling case for fundamental changes to the existing inspection and regulation framework. The regulation on farmers under the CAP has imposed an extra bureaucratic headache on farmers, with no room to recognise innovation or good intent. The interim findings of this independent report will be a key consideration in the plans for our future Environmental Land Management Scheme, for which an effective regulatory regime is crucial. This will work to enhance the excellent work farmers to do manage and protect the environment.last_img read more

Soaker Hoses

first_imgAs parts of north Georgia experience extreme drought, homeowners are searching for ways to provide water to their precious landscape plants.During long periods without rain, I get calls at the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension office in Wilkes County from people who want to save a specific tree or shrub. They want to do whatever it takes to save it. Keep in mind that plants are 80 percent water.While there are many things one can do, the most important thing is to supply your plants with water in times of drought.When it doesn’t rain for days on end, some plants just won’t make it without supplemental watering. Sprinklers will work but they waste much more water than some type of drip method of watering. Water that is applied slowly and gradually has much less potential for evaporation than water that’s applied through overhead irrigation.Water sprayed through hot air is obviously going to evaporate more than water entering the soil directly by a dripping method.Not everyone can afford a drip system, but soaker hoses have improved to the point where they are almost as efficient as the expensive drip systems used by commercial plant nurseries. These soaker hoses are available at a reasonable price at most home improvement stores.One thing I have noticed over the last several years is a new type of soaker hose. Most of these new types are made out of nylon, which allows them to be flattened and rolled up in a way that is much more compact than the porous, rubber types.Often soaker hoses don’t last long simply because people won’t take the time to store them properly. This nylon material makes it much easier to store the hose when it’s not in use. It also makes it easier to wind the hose through whatever plant material you are trying to water. Besides being physically easier to wind and bend, the nylon material won’t crack like the porous, rubber types often do.Damage to a tree or shrub caused by drought stress becomes a permanent part of the plant. If that type of damage is allowed to occur repeatedly over a number of years, eventually the cumulative effect becomes more than the plant can handle. At that point, the plant dies, no matter what you do.If you have a favorite shade tree that took years to grow, then heed this advice: Don’t let it suffer from drought. A soaker hose ringed around the tree can provide lifesaving water to the tree during times when it needs it most.last_img read more