GVC restructures product management team

first_img GVC Holdings has announced a number of changes to its senior product team in order to fine-tune its operational structure. Tags: Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops GVC restructures product management team Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter People GVC Holdings has announced a number of changes to its senior product team in order to fine-tune its operational structure.Chief product officer Liron Snir will now shift the scope of his role to focus on providing strategic guidance for product, projects and new partnerships.Snir will work with group director of corporate strategy and development, Nick Batram, to support corporate development with new initiatives, and also join work alongside managing director of digital Adam Lewis, to better align each division’s work.In addition to these new responsibilities, Snir will continue to lead the commercial management for content providers, partners, B2B customers and in-house casino games.Elsewhere, deputy chief operating officer, Valery Gelfman, will now take direct responsibility for the gaming, platform, sports and retail product teams, and also assume responsibility for overall product planning.In this role, Gelfman will work closely with each head of product to define the needs, priorities and provide transparency and focus on execution across digital and retail.GVC has also confirmed that Claire Painting will move to the operations team as director of customer experience, reporting to chief operating officer Shay Segev, and working closely with Lewis.Painting will have responsible for consistent overall customer experience across all channels and all customers’ touch points, with direct responsibility of portal and user experience and user interface.In addition, after almost seven years with the group, Gary Gallagher will step down from his role of director for sports product before the end of the year in order to pursue new opportunities.“The restructure of our senior team, announced to staff on Friday (9 August), fine tunes our operational structure to ensure we are fit for the future and able to continue the delivery our future growth plans in them most efficient manner,” Segev said.“We have a great team in place and I am excited about our future prospects.”center_img 13th August 2019 | By contenteditor Topics: People Strategy AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Addresslast_img read more

South Sudan closes its borders to foreign reporters

first_img News Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years RSF welcomes UN Special Rapporteur’s statement calling for justice for Christopher Allen three years on to go further Organisation Follow the news on South Sudan June 12, 2017 South Sudan closes its borders to foreign reporters News Le président du Soudan du Sud, Salva Kiir, a un rassemblement politique le 18/03/2015, à Juba © ASHLEY HAMER / AFP Help by sharing this information Online memorial and writing prize launched to mark 30th birthday of slain journalist Christopher Allen Newscenter_img Receive email alerts RSF_en Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the South Sudanese government’s announcement that it is refusing to issue or renew visas for 20 foreign journalists because their coverage is regarded as overly critical. December 23, 2020 Find out more News August 25, 2020 Find out more South SudanAfrica Condemning abuses Freedom of expression South SudanAfrica Condemning abuses Freedom of expression The decision to ban the 20 journalists from working or continuing to work in South Sudan was revealed during an interview by Elijah Alier, the head of the country’s Media Authority, for Juba-based Eye Radio on 7 June. Alier accused the journalists of writing “unsubstantiated and unrealistic” stories that “insulted or degraded South Sudan and its people.” The Media Authority thinks they would contribute to a cycle of violence that has fuelled a civil war in South Sudan since December 2013. “We will restore the country’s image by regulating what comes out of the media because it is the same media being used to portray the country’s image negatively,” Alier said during the interview for Eye Radio, in which he did not name the journalists or media outlets concerned by the ban. “This vague and alarming statement is clearly aimed at deterring both foreign and South Sudanese journalists from criticizing South Sudan in their reporting, said Clea Kahn-Sriber, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. Given what we know about the pressure on South Sudanese journalists, it is clear that this ban on foreign journalists is aimed at creating a blackout on what is happening within the country. We call on the South Sudanese authorities to lift this ban. A bad situation doesn’t go away just because you refuse to look at it head-on.” The Nairobi-based Foreign Correspondents Association of East Africa (FCAEA) said the banned journalists come from around ten countries, that they work for both print and broadcast media, and that the South Sudanese authorities refused to issue or renew their accreditation in the past six months. Foreign media and journalists continue to operate in Juba but with great difficulty. As RSF reported at the time, the Media Authority suspended the activities of the Al-Jazeera bureau in Juba on 1 May until further notice after a series of reports about the ongoing clashes between government forces and rebel troops. US journalist Justin Lynch, one of the last foreign reporters based in the country, was arrested and expelled last December. Reporting is even harder for South Sudanese journalists, who have been singled out by the authorities since the start of the civil war. Several have been arrested, tortured appallingly and left for dead. The media censor themselves and the few that try to provide independent reporting are exposed to reprisals. Many journalists have had to shut down media outlets or flee the country. Eight journalists have been killed in connection with their work since 2013 without a full investigation by the authorities and without those responsible for their deaths being identified. South Sudan is ranked 145th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index after falling 20 places since 2015. More information about South Sudan here. August 21, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

As Today’s Denim Day Raises Sexual Assault Awareness, Police Fear Lockdown Has Stifled Calls for Help

first_img 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. 11 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Make a comment Community News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Wednesday is Denim Day, created to bring attention to victims of sexual abuse. In Pasadena, calls reporting abuse have dropped – but police are concerned, not cheered.Law enforcement officials and counselors say they fear that domestic violence is actually increasing as abusers face stress-induced triggers while locked at home with potential victims who now feel as if they have no escape.France has seen a 30 percent increase in abuse reports. Several states in the U.S. have also seen an increase. Several celebrities have adopted the cause and donated millions to provide resources for women seeking shelter during the imposition “safer at home” orders.For the past 20 years, local nonprofit Peace Over Violence has run its Denim Day campaign on a Wednesday in April in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.“It takes cross-sector collaborations and educational awareness campaigns, such as Denim Day, to bring attention to this issue that continues to plague our society, and ensure we are all informed and equipped to combat sexual violence,” said Norma Fernandez, chair of Pasadena’s Commission on the Status of Women.Mayor Terry Tornek issued a proclamation at last Monday’s City Council meeting.“Each year we are provided an opportunity to show our true support for victims of all types of abuse,” said Police Chief John Perez. “It raises awareness and resources for organizations like Peace Over Violence so it’s our time to stand together against sexual, physical, and emotional abuse with a united message to all victims we are here for you.”Some cities are seeing increases in abuse and sexual assault cases, but Pasadena officials are not and say that is a concern.“We are seeing a decrease in our calls,” said Lt. Jesse Carrillo of the Pasadena Police Department. “I don’t know why that is, if they are in fear of contacting the police because the perpetrator is home with them as well.”The department has seen an 18 percent decrease on average for the last 48 months, including a 7 decrease from February to March.Making that important call for help isn’t easy, especially while living under a “Safer at Home” order.“We’ve had victims who would to like step out or pretend they’re speaking to someone else, like a teacher at school,” said Yvette Lozano, director at Pasadena’s Peace over Violence location. “Some people take their phones to the restroom with them to be able to call and get support.”According to Carrillo, the department was working with its community partners to help educate people about abusive relationships. “Just before all of this started we were doing the educational workshops and taking that out to the different community centers,” Carrillo said. “We were just talking about breaking the cycle of violence, and how to identify that you are in the cycle of violence and how to help yourself get out of there.”Carrillo said counseling, advocacy and shelter is still being provided during the pandemic.“We have a domestic abuse response team, a working relationship with Peace over Violence,” Carrillo said. “Their program is still in full effect, even though they may be telecommuting we still communicate with them daily. providing them the information that Peace over Violence needs to be able to reach out to the victims and offer the resources that were available pre-COVID-19 that are still available today.”Denim Day began after an infamous 1998, the Italian Supreme Court decision overturned a rape conviction because the victim wore tight jeans.The incident began when an 18-year old girl was picked up by her married 45-year old driving instructor for her very first lesson.The diver driver took her to an isolated road, pulled her out of the car, wrestled her out of one leg of her jeans and raped her.The driver threatened her with death if she told anyone, and forced her to drive him home. He was later arrested and convicted of rape charges.But after the case made its way to Italy’s High Court it was overturned after the judges ruled that “because the victim wore very, very tight jeans, she had to help him remove them, and by removing the jeans it was no longer rape but consensual sex.”Enraged by the verdict, within a matter of hours the women in the Italian Parliament launched into immediate action and protested by wearing jeans to work.This call to action motivated and emboldened the California Senate and Assembly to do the same. People all over the world were outraged, and wearing jeans became an international symbol of protest against attitudes and myths surrounding sexual assault. Denim Day was born.On Tuesday, the City released a statement lauding Pasadena Peace Over Violence Executive Director Patti Giggans and her team “for their tireless work raising awareness about sexual violence, providing prevention education, and supporting survivors.”For more information about Peace Over Violence, click here or call  (626) 584-6191. 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Shannon firm to ballot on strike action

first_imgAdvertisement Linkedin Twitter Previous articleGrowth in number of homeless families concerns SuaimhneasNext articleLimerick the underdogs for Sunday’s Semi admin WORKERS at the Element Six plant in Shannon are to hold a ballot on taking official industrial action over the next few days.This action follows a meeting of union and non-union workers at the plant in response to a plan that could save 160 manufacturing jobs at the factory.Formerly known as De Beers Industrial Diamonds, Element Six recently announced it was to end manufacturing in Shannon with the loss of 370 jobs.In a joint statement issued by SIPTU and the TEEU it was stated they are to ballot workers for industrial action to ‘protect their jobs and secure better redundancy terms’ for workers. WhatsAppcenter_img Print Facebook NewsLocal NewsShannon firm to ballot on strike actionBy admin – August 10, 2009 581 Emaillast_img read more

PERRYMAN: There’s $70, then there’s $70 per barrel oil

first_img WhatsApp Facebook Ray Perryman is the head of The Perryman Group and serves as a distinguished professor at the International Institute for Advanced Studies. Advances in technology have reduced the cost to produce oil, contributing to the current high level of activity in truly amazing ways. Only three years ago, $70 per barrel almost shut down the industry; today, it accelerates an ongoing surge.For more than three years from early 2011 through mid-2014, the price of crude oil trended around $100. At that level, the primary focus was (naturally) on getting oil out of the ground and sold as quickly as possible. Then prices plummeted, and within a few months, crude was selling for half of peak prices, even dipping below $30 per barrel in early 2016.Inefficiencies that were tolerated at $100 per barrel were no longer acceptable, and technologies that could improve cost and production parameters gained ever greater importance. Advances have taken several forms. Some wells have been “refracked” to bring the latest techniques to wells originally developed with older methods. More sand, finer sand and other improvements along with lessons learned over time are being used to increase output from older wells. Efforts to use and dispose of water more efficiently are also being widely applied.Various other techniques are also improving the economics of wells, such as using microorganisms to help flow. The game changer, however, is digitization and the potential for artificial intelligence (AI) to dramatically raise production potential while simultaneously reducing costs.The use of AI can improve virtually every aspect of the process of finding and producing oil and natural gas. Vast amounts of data from sensors can be rapidly analyzed using AI to help locate reserves and even determine the precise mix of sand, water and chemicals to use during completion to maximize production. With AI, much of the data analysis work can be done by machine, allowing humans to make decisions faster and with better information. Issues can be detected more rapidly, and simulations can help identify optimal solutions.It’s difficult to understate the dramatic changes on the horizon for all of society as AI becomes more widely implemented. Energy is but a harbinger of things to come. In the oil and gas industry, major market players are expecting technology advances by 2050 to increase recoverable oil reserves by around 50 percent and reduce costs by 30 percent, with digitization accounting for a significant proportion of the improvement.Technological advances have greatly improved the ability to find oil and gas, optimize well completion and recover more product. Fracking opened up unconventional reserves and revolutionized the industry. The changes from digitization and AI have the potential to be at least as profound. Thanks to this seismic shift that has emerged in only three years, there’s $70 … and then there’s $70! By admin – May 20, 2018 Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Local NewsBusiness Facebook Pinterest PERRYMAN: There’s $70, then there’s $70 per barrel oil Twitter Previous articleLETTER TO THE EDITOR: Stringer shows his characterNext articleELAM: The most important statement adminlast_img read more

‘Don’t worry, come forward’: Asian nations get 1st shots

first_img Facebook Local NewsBusinessUS News By Digital AIM Web Support – April 6, 2021 Pinterest TAGS  Twitter ‘Don’t worry, come forward’: Asian nations get 1st shots WhatsAppcenter_img WhatsApp Facebook A container containing AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccines is unloaded from a truck at a distribution center in Icheon, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021. South Korea’s top infectious disease expert has warned that vaccines will not end the coronavirus pandemic quickly as the country prepared to give its first vaccinations this week. Pinterest Twitter Previous articleHeavy Snow and Chilly Temps Increase Pest Pressure Across U.S.Next articleStudy: college sports still trail pros in diversity hiring Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Security alert ends in Derry

first_img Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Twitter Newsx Adverts RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApp A security alert ended in Derry last night after a suspicious object was declared a hoax.Madamsbank Road was closed for a time as a result of the alert. Up to 80 youths gathered in the area, attacked police and set fire to traffic cones.The road has since reopened. Facebook WhatsApp Facebookcenter_img By News Highland – March 12, 2012 Twitter Previous articleSeptic tanks in Donegal to be among the first wave of inspectionsNext articleEducate Together, Letterkenny to get new school building News Highland Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Security alert ends in Derry Google+ Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Google+ 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today last_img read more

Professional integrity of teachers must be protected – TUI

first_img Pinterest Professional integrity of teachers must be protected – TUI By News Highland – May 10, 2020 Twitter WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews Pinterest WhatsApp Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Facebook Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 center_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Previous articleGP’s seeing doubling of people they’re sending for Covid-19 testingNext articleDriver arrested for drug driving on Lifford-Letterkenny Road News Highland Google+ The Association of Secondary Teachers of Ireland says it has huge concerns about a Leaving Cert with predictive grades but it is supporting the plan.The union’s recommending its members engage with calculated grades for students but it still has concerns about possible legal issues.The Teachers Union of Ireland have also stated their initial preference has been that written exams would go ahead in July/August.TUI have since said they will engage with Calculated Grades but the system must be fair and the professional integrity of teachers must be protected.Joanne Irwin is Assistant General Secretary of the Teacher’s Union of Ireland:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/JoanneTUIweb.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Harps come back to win in Waterford Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 last_img read more

‘Come Home’ to forego spring performance

first_img Email the author Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Print Article ‘Come Home’ to forego spring performance Book Nook to reopen You Might Like Arrow to deliver new trash cans Pike County residents signed up for curbside garbage collection can expect to see new Arrow Disposal cans delivered to their… read more Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Sponsored Contentcenter_img Published 4:00 am Wednesday, March 11, 2015 Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson “Those who have called for tickets to the spring production have expressed disappointment but we have assured them that this play means too much to all of us involved, to our community and to our audiences not to be back in the fall,” he said. “So, we invite everyone to ‘come back home’ to the We Piddle Around Theater the first two weeks of November. We are preparing now and are looking forward to getting our 27th season underway.”Tickets will go on sale the first day of October by calling 334-372-1001 or 334-685-5524.The next production at the We Piddle Around Theater will be June Buggin’ on June 4. June Buggin’ is so billed because the performances are as unpredictable and magical as the flight of a June bug.“We’ve had master storytellers including Carmen Agra Deedy, Barbara McBride-Smith, and Gary Carden; story performer Dolores Hydock; and one-woman award-winning plays ‘Birdell’ and ‘Ivy Rowe.’ This year’s performance will be announced in April and it will be different from any we’ve done before.” By Jaine Treadwell The cast of Alabama’s Official Folk Life Play, “Come Home, It’s Suppertime” is taking a Sabbatical of sorts this spring.Lawrence Bowden, president of the sponsoring Brundidge Historical Society, said it is with a feeling of sadness that the spring production will be skipped.“But, due to unforeseen circumstances, we decided that it would be better to forego the spring production and return with the full cast and crew in the fall,” he said. Bowden cited surgeries and sicknesses among cast members as the deciding factor in suspending the season.“We’ll be back in the fall with renewed enthusiasm,” he said. “We’re not promising a lot of changes in ‘Come Home’ but it will be even better than our audiences have said it is over the past 13 years. We have an outstanding and dedicated cast and crew and we are all looking forward to getting back on stage in November.”Bowden said the continued success of the award-winning folk life play is due to the thousands who have “come home” at suppertime. Latest Stories By The Penny Hoarder People from 14 states and five countries have attended the original folk life play and that is an indication that the stories told have far reaching appeal, he said.“Most everyone who comes to the play can relate to the stories in some way,” Bowden said. “The mission of the BHS is to preserve and promote the physical and cultural heritage of our community and the rural South. We will continue to work toward achieving those goals.“Local support is the key to the success of any venture such as our folk life play and we have certainly had that. The City of Brundidge has supported us from the beginning and our cast and crew are all volunteers from the local area. We don’t pay anybody except a mite to the director.”The local area is represented at every performance and Bowden said the BHS greatly appreciates the many who come back again and again.last_img read more

Bullies fight way to top employee complaints

first_imgHarassment and bullying in the workplace have shot to the top of the list ofstaff complaints. Research published in IRS Employment Review, shows a huge increase inharassment and bullying claims. Last year, pay and grading issues were employees’ most common complaints,with relatively few cases concerned with bullying or harassment. Janet Egan, who carried out the research, said bullying may now top the listof complaints because of a greater awareness of the issues. She said there was”increasing encouragement and support for employees raising these types ofconcerns”. “We are surprised by the prominence of this issue as severalorganisations operate separate bullying and harassment policies and procedures.”IRS warns employers that if complaints are not dealt with quickly andefficiently, a worker with a grievance can quickly turn into an ex-employeewith a costly employment tribunal claim. “User-friendly, prompt and effective formal grievance procedures areessential to internal dispute resolution,” Egan said. She added that informal procedures are preferable if they can effectivelysort out disputes or complaints, such as those promoted by Acas. “The consensus from our research seems to be: do have effective formalcomplaints procedures in place, but try to resolve disputes informallyfirst.” Based on 75 responses from HR managers across the private and publicsectors, the research shows that more than one in three organisations have seenunresolved grievances lead to employment tribunal claims in the past threeyears. It also shows that while six in 10 employers believe their policies meet therequirements of the Employment Act 2002, at least four in 10 employers willneed to make changes to comply with the legislation. By Quentin Reade www.irsemploymentreview.comTop employee complaints – 2002– Harassment/bullying 45%– Discipline 27%– New working practices 23%– Grading 22%– Discrimination 18%– Work allocation/staffing levels 17% – Non-pay terms and conditions 17%– Pay 15%– Health and safety 2%Source: IRS Employment Review Bullies fight way to top employee complaintsOn 10 Sep 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more