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first_img Tags: Online Gambling Lotteriinspektionen says up to 20 licences could be issued before the Swedish iGaming market opens on January 1, 2019 Sweden set for licensing rush ahead of market launch As many as 20 further licences could be issued in Sweden before the launch of the re-regulated market on January 1 2019, iGamingBusiness.com understands.Lotteriinspektionen offices will be open for part of next week as staff continue to process more than 50 pending applications before online gaming and betting begins at the start of next month. As of Thursday morning, major operators such as Cherry AB have still to receive certification.The regulator is hopeful that applications received before November can be processed in time, with the many submissions in recent weeks to be handled after that. 31 licences have already been issued, with none of the 88 applications rejected as yet.“We are working hard,” a Lotteriinspektionen source said. “There are still many more to come before January. I would certainly say between 10 and 20.”Those that are not granted licences before the launch will not be able to legally operate in Sweden, with Lotteriinspektionen confirming that no temporary permits will be issued.“Any such opportunity, similar to that in Great Britain or Denmark, is not in Sweden’s regulations,” the regulator said. “It is thus not possible under Swedish law. Therefore, we will not announce any temporary certifications.“However, those who have submitted complete applications in advance of November 2018 may expect to have their application processed before January 1, 2019,” it said. “Companies that have submitted applications late or completed late cannot count on making decisions before January 1, 2019.“We will continue to make decisions about licenses continuously after the turn of the year. You may not operate in Sweden until you have been licensed. There is no grace period in Swedish law.”Meanwhile, a court has rejected a legal challenge filed earlier this month by the Swedish football’s governing body to restrict the type of betting markets that can be offered from January 1.Svenska Fotbollförbundet argued that licencees should not be allowed to offer bets on non-match events such as the number of yellow cards and corner kicks or on matches in domestic lower-tier divisions because of the increased risk of match-fixing.However, the Administrative Court in Linköping threw out the governing body’s challenge, saying it was for the regulator to decide on any licence restrictions. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 20th December 2018 | By contenteditor Legal & compliance Regions: Europe Nordics Sweden Topics: Legal & compliance Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more

first_imgThursday May 27, 2010 Japan beat Hong Kong to win the Asian 5N and qualify for the RWC 2011 Japan qualified for the 2011 Rugby World Cup on the weekend after they well and truly thrashed Hong Kong 94-5 to win their third consecutive Asian Five Nations tournament.They scored 14 tries as they ran riot on their way to the massive win, which sets them up for their seventh consecutive World Cup appearance, in New Zealand next year.While the game in Japan already has a large following, this win and the qualification for the showpiece of the modern game will provide a further boost to the profile of the sport in the country, and “represents the achievement of a very strategic goal”, said the Japan Rugby Football Union chairman.Coached by legendary All Black wing John Kirwan, Japan are on the up and realising their potential as they bring in new players and fans with their success. “We have achieved our first goal this year which was to qualify for the World Cup,” said Kirwan.“The players have worked very hard and that was our best performance in the competition so far. But there is a long way to go.”They will play in a tough group next year, Pool A, where they will face France, Canada, Tonga, and hosts New Zealand.“We’ve got two easy games to start so I am not worried about those,” Kirwan joked of the clashes with the All Blacks and France. “Canada and Tonga are at the same level and if we can win these two games we automatically qualify for 2015, so realistically we go out and have a go.“It’s important we keep growing. I want to show the world how much we have improved and I hope we have the courage to play our style of rugby. I have never taken the field to lose a game and won’t in New Zealand and I am sure the players feel the same, he added.Kirwan has ambitious goals for Japan in that he plans to lead them to the top 10 in world rugby next year, the top eight by 2015, and to win the title when they host it in 2019.Theres no doubt they know how to score tries. Wing Alisi Tupuialei got a hat-trick before the 45-0 halftime score. Enjoy the highlights. Japan are ranked 13th in the world currently. Are Kirwans goals realistic at this stage? Time: 03:39ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHere’s What That Tiny Hole Next to Your Iphone Camera Actually DoesNueeyShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe 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. 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Watch: Reforging the Steelers | Episode 2 | RugbyPass Original Documentary In Episode 2 of Reforging the Steelers, we follow the team through rounds two to four as they try to get their season on track after an opening loss to competition powerhouses Tasman. Shock result: Crusaders left to rue costly errors with win over Rebels not enough for final guarantee In a shock result, the Crusaders have failed to record the requisite winning margin needed over the Rebels to book themselves a spot in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final and are now reliant on the Blues dropping the ball against the Force. ‘I deliberately haven’t mentioned it too much this week’: Tim Sampson keeping mum ahead of Blues battle The Western Force aim to play the role of party poopers on Saturday when they take on the ladder-leading Blues at a venue that shall not be named. 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first_imgTuesday Dec 3, 2013 A Look Back At The Perfect Season, and ahead to 2014 The All Blacks won every one of the 14 matches they played this year, achieving the first perfect season of the professional era. Yesterday their schedule for 2014 was confirmed, where they will play six home Tests and host England for a series. They play England on 7 June at Eden Park, 14 June in Dunedin, and 12 June in Hamilton. Touring New Zealand for the first time since 2008, England will also play a midweek game vs the Crusaders.“We are very excited to be hosting England next year,” said NZRU Chief Executive Steve Tew.“England have proven in recent matches with the All Blacks just how tough an opponent they are so we hope this series will be a huge draw card for fans.“It’s great to be taking England to Dunedin. I am sure they have plenty of fond memories from their time there during Rugby World Cup where they played three matches. “England, like France last year, were keen to add a mid-week match to their itinerary so it’s great that we can provide them a high quality opponent in the Crusaders after the second Test in Dunedin,” he added.The Rugby Championship features home Tests in Auckland, Napier and Wellington.England Series7 June – Eden Park, Auckland14 June – Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin17 June – England v Crusaders – Christchurch21 June – Waikato Stadium, HamiltonRugby Championship 2014 [all fixtures]23 August – Australia – Eden Park, Auckland6 September – Argentina – McLean Park, Napier13 September – South Africa -Westpac Stadium, WellingtonBelow is a quick montage that looks at the All Blacks’ historic season (via Reunion)ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error All Blacks Related Articles 40 WEEKS AGO North vs South should be a permanent fixture… 40 WEEKS AGO Barrett could easily end up on All Blacks… 42 WEEKS AGO Future All Blacks? Here are the standout… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

first_img Howard Lake | 19 July 2016 | News Fundraising Camp – Arts, for arts and culture fundraisers, was held in Chatham’s Historic Dockyard last week, at the School of Music and Fine Art at the University of Kent. Advertisement Tagged with: Fundraising Camp South East [View the story “Fundraising Camp – Arts” on Storify]  509 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1  510 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Fundraising Camp – Arts came to Chatham 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

first_img Stay Vigilant, Monitor Corn Rootworm Pressure Home News Feed Stay Vigilant, Monitor Corn Rootworm Pressure By Gary Truitt – Aug 21, 2013 SHARE In between beetle counts – farmers should collect beetles to determine the number of males and females in a sample. By scouting in-season, using the correct corn trait package and following appropriate crop rotation strategies – farmers can be effective in controlling corn rootworm, protect their personal crop investment and optimize yield. Previous articleTurning Up the Heat on the Farm BillNext articlePurdue Economist: Realistic Renewable Fuel Standard Attainable Gary Truitt Last summer – the corn crop experienced more stress from the drought – resulting in small root masses and heavy corn rootworm pressure – but even in the cool, wet conditions most of the Midwest experienced this spring – corn rootworm is still possible. That’s why the National Corn Growers Association suggests farmers scout sooner rather than later – since August marks the peak of adult corn rootworm activity. Fields should be scouted for corn rootworm beetles regularly and sampled weekly. Farmers should randomly select 10 to 25 locations within the field and count the total number of beetles on at least two plants in each location – leaving the minimum number of plants sampled between 20 and 50. Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter Source: NAFB News Servicelast_img read more

first_img Pinterest GOOD NEWS: Texas Bar Foundation gives James M. Alsup statewide recognition Twitter Facebook Previous articleWith a balanced diet, vitamins aren’t usually neededNext articleTEXAS VIEW: Facebook’s privacy woes are a good reminder nothing comes free — even online admin Pinterest Facebook Local News WhatsApp Twitter By admin – April 9, 2018 MIDLAND James M. Alsup of Midland has been selected as one of four 2018 recipients of the Texas Bar Foundation’s Outstanding 50 Year Lawyer Award. The award recognizes attorneys whose practice has spanned 50 years or more and who adhere to the highest principles and traditions of the legal profession and service to the public.James Morris “Jim” Alsup was born in Patton, in 1937. He grew up in Valley Mills, where he developed an affinity for hard work and a love for the outdoors. He served in the United States Army and thereafter attended the University of Texas. While working his way through law school in Austin, Alsup met the love of his life, Sandra. Jim and Sandy were soon married and, upon Alsup’s graduation in 1964, moved to Midland where Alsup took a position as an assistant city attorney.Alsup soon involved himself in service to others through community groups and church. Alsup joined Lynch, Chappell & Alsup in 1967. He grew in influence professionally and in service to others, becoming a leader in the legal community, in the community at large and in his church.Alsup served the profession tirelessly in multiple capacities. Alsup’s leadership in community service is unparalleled in Midland – a city known for its volunteer spirit. Alsup has served on boards of service organizations too many to name; however, a few include Schreiner University Midland Memorial Hospital and Medical Center, Midland/Odessa Area AIDS Support, Inc., the Scharbauer Foundation and as President of the Midland Petroleum Club.Sandy passed away in February after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. Alsup’s sons, Devin and Jeff along with his wife, Lynn, have blessed Alsup with five grandchildren. Devin practices law in Midland and Jeff is the executive director of the Fasken Foundation, also located in Midland.Alsup is now of counsel to the firm that bears his name and continues a life of service in the community and through his church.The Bar Foundation commissioned an oral history to recognize and preserve the accomplishments of Alsup’s legal career. Additionally, he will be publicly recognized at the Texas Bar Foundation Annual Dinner held on June 22 at the Marriott Marquis in Houston.Founded in 1965 by attorneys determined to assist the public and improve the profession, the Texas Bar Foundation has become the largest charitably-funded bar foundation in the country. The Texas Bar Foundation relies on the contributions of its Fellows to improve the lives of Texans. To date, through the generosity of the Fellows, the Texas Bar Foundation has awarded more than $18 million in grants to numerous organizations across the state.Election to the Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation is one of the highest honors that can be bestowed upon a member of the State Bar of Texas, representing the top one-third of one percent of Texas attorneys. Selection is based on an outstanding record in the legal profession as well as proven commitment to support the community at large. For more information about the Texas Bar Foundation, please visit www.txbf.org. WhatsApplast_img read more

News Updates’Remove Hanging Cables & Wires From Chandni Chowk Or Face Contempt’: Delhi High Court To MTNL, BSES, North MCD & Ors Shreya Agarwal12 Jan 2021 10:15 PMShare This – xGiving an ultimatum to Mahanagar Telecom Nigam Ltd (MTNL), BSES, North Municipal Corporation of Delhi (North MCD) and others to remove hanging cables and wires from Delhi’s Chandni Chowk, the Delhi High Court today warned the relevant authorities that it would issue contempt against the organizations if they failed to take any action regarding this soon.A division judge bench of Justice…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?LoginGiving an ultimatum to Mahanagar Telecom Nigam Ltd (MTNL), BSES, North Municipal Corporation of Delhi (North MCD) and others to remove hanging cables and wires from Delhi’s Chandni Chowk, the Delhi High Court today warned the relevant authorities that it would issue contempt against the organizations if they failed to take any action regarding this soon.A division judge bench of Justice Sanghi and Justice Rekha Palli, was hearing a plea by Nodal Officers seeking action with respect to the wires, as part of Chandni Chowk’s redevelopment project. It was suggested to the court by the counsel appearing for the Nodal Officers, that Chandni Chowk Redevelopment Project may be the theme of Delhi’s Republic Day tableau.The court remarked that if these wires were removed, perhaps electricity for all of Chandni Chowk would be gone – indicating that these were all in all likelihood electrical wires. However, it was clarified that most of these wires were infact of DTH and internet connections.The court was also informed that the MTNL officers had hitherto shown a lackadaisical attitude towards the said work, and were not even present for the inspection conducted of the redevelopment project on Dec 28.The matter is posted for further hearing on Apr 12.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story read more

first_imgnarvikk/iStockBy WILLIAM MANSELL, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 486,000 people worldwide.Over 9.6 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding the scope of their nations’ outbreaks. The United States has become the worst-affected country, with more than 2.4 million diagnosed cases and at least 124,415 deaths.Here’s how the news is developing Friday. All times Eastern:5:30 a.m.: Alabama coronavirus cases soarThe number of COVID-19 cases in the state of Alabama continues to soar, which means the number of available ICU beds is dwindling.In a Federal Emergency Management Agency memo obtained by ABC News, hospitals in Montgomery, Tuscaloosa and Birmingham are now transferring patients from facility to facility because they are running out of ICU beds.In fact, 82% of Alabama’s ICU beds are now full, according to Dr. Don Williamson with the Alabama Hospital Association. He tells ABC News affiliate WBMA-TV that there are only 289 beds available in the state.Jeanne Marrazzo, director, Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Alabama Birmingham, told the station that she worries what July will look like for the state.“If we are seeing this very big peak in cases right now, the hospitalization and death rates as we know, typically lag two to two and a half to three cases behind those case reports,” Marrazzo said.Alabama has more than 33,000 diagnosed cased of COVID-19 with at least 896 deaths. Just this week, it set a daily record with 1,100 new coronavirus cases.The concerning rise in cases it’s exclusive to Alabama. It’s just one of 15 states that have set a daily COVID-19 case record in the past week. The other states are Texas, Montana, Nevada, Mississippi, Missouri, Florida, Oklahoma, South Carolina, California, Arizona, Idaho, Georgia, Utah and Tennessee.There are now also 23 states with rising COVID-19 hospitalization rates, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

first_imgDon Campbell argues that it is high time companies rejectedthe idea of leadership being exclusive to the top end of an organisationThere has been talk and editorial on the knotty subject of leadership incountless journals and boardrooms on both sides of the Atlantic for years. Andyet, the need for more dialogue on the subject never wanes. With constant changes occurring in the dynamics of the typical workplace,the playing field never stays level for long. Women assume ever-greatersignificance at all levels in the workplace, economies boom and bust,technologies spawn new industries and skills, mergers and acquisitions prevailover erstwhile-established teams – the world is ever-changing. Consequently, the ‘rules’ and best practices of leadership are constantlyfalling under the latest business-school and journalistic scrutiny.Muchevidence points to organisations failing to embrace the true concept ofeffective leadership – to nurture and harness their talents so that thecollective attributes of a team can be developed to an organisation’s maximumpotential. But what exactly do we mean by leadership? The most common misconception is that leadership is exclusive to the seniorranks of an organisation. People at the top often find themselves under firefor not displaying the types of qualities traditionally associated withleadership. But any ‘failure’ invariably has more to do with excessive reliance on thoseat the top, and insufficient mettle and leadership elsewhere in theorganisation – where leadership counts most on a day-to-day basis. Leadership is as much about personal influence as it is about command andcontrol, and therefore as much an upwards and sideways process as it is adownward one. Drive and guidance from the top is essential, but unless this isreflected throughout an organisation, even the most inspirational top-downideas will have little chance of success. Broader definition Leadership requires a broader definition than the capacity to persuadeothers to follow your command. It is more about the ability to influence, guideand direct those around us with honesty, integrity, sensitivity and courage –regardless of business or social setting. Unless a person knows and takes to heart the real impact of their own innatebehaviour on others – a short fuse for example, or indeed an excessively longone – the capacity to moderate or adapt behaviour in the interest of effectiveinfluence becomes all the more difficult. Examining the culture of leadershipin more detail, it is necessary to look closely at the three directions ofleadership and the personal qualities each requires. With downward leadership, the ability to motivate, inspire and focus isinvaluable. The crux of sideways leadership is to be effective, and the abilityto influence peers through credibility and personal power is imperative. A successful combination of talent, ability and personality is the best wayof achieving sideways influence. Upwards leadership Upwards leadership works when senior managers possess the truth of asituation, rather than information used to help everybody to feel better ormake life easier for them or employees. This takes courage and sensitivity andan appreciation of what it is like to be in the other person’s position. Good upward leadership involves taking the pressure off managers and helpingto make their sometimes-difficult decisions easier. Everyone, regardless oftheir level, has the capacity and the responsibility to lead. The key is tounlock that potential. This is where effective leadership development courses can make all thedifference. During the course of a few days, preconceptions are challenged, and actions,behaviour and attitudes questioned. This will provide delegates with a solidfoundation to learn and move forward from as confident, competent leaders. These are all commonly referred to as ‘soft skills’. During our careers,truly effective development in these areas is probably the most difficult (andrewarding) learning curve that we ever embark upon. Making a leaderOn 1 Feb 2003 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

first_imgThe coupling processes in the middle atmosphere have been a subject of intense research activity because of their effects on atmospheric circulation, structure, variability, and the distribution of chemical constituents. In this study, the day-to-day variability of Aura-MLS (Microwave Limb Sounder) temperature data are used to reveal the vertical and interhemispheric coupling processes in the stratosphere-mesosphere during four Northern Hemisphere winters (2004/2005–2007/2008). The UKMO (United Kingdom Meteorological Office) assimilated data and mesospheric winds from MF (medium frequency) radars are also applied to help highlight the coupling processes. In this study, a clear vertical link can be seen between the stratosphere and mesosphere during winter months. The coolings and reversals of northward meridional winds in the polar winter mesosphere are often observed in relation to warming events (Sudden Stratospheric Warming, SSW for short) and the associated changes in zonal winds in the polar winter stratosphere. An upper-mesospheric cooling usually precedes the beginning of the warming in the stratosphere by 1–2 days. Inter-hemispheric coupling has been identified initially by a correlation analysis using the year-to-year monthly zonal mean temperature. Then the correlation analyses are performed based upon the daily zonal mean temperature. From the original time sequences, significant positive (negative) correlations are generally found between zonal mean temperatures at the Antarctic summer mesopause and in the Arctic winter stratosphere (mesosphere) during northern mid-winters, although these correlations are dominated by the low frequency variability (i.e. the seasonal trend). Using the short-term oscillations (less than 15 days), the statistical result, by looking for the largest magnitude of correlation within a range of time-lags (0 to 10 days; positive lags mean that the Antarctic summer mesopause is lagging), indicates that the temporal variability of zonal mean temperature at the Antarctic summer mesopause is also positively (negatively) correlated with the polar winter stratosphere (mesosphere) during three (2004/2005, 2005/2006, and 2007/2008) out of the four winters. The highest value of the correlation coefficient is over 0.7 in the winter-stratosphere for the three winters. The remaining winter (2006/2007) has more complex correlations structures; correspondingly the polar vortex was distinguished this winter. The time-lags obtained for 2004/2005 and 2006/2007 are distinct from 2005/2006 and 2007/2008 where a 6-day lag dominates for the coupling between the winter stratosphere and the summer mesopause. The correlations are also provided using temperatures in northern longitudinal sectors in a comparison with the Antarctic-mesopause zonal mean temperature. For northern mid-high latitudes (~50–70° N), temperatures in Scandinavia-Eastern Europe and in the Pacific-Western Canada longitudinal sectors often have opposite signs of correlations with zonal mean temperatures near the Antarctic summer mesopause during northern mid-winters. The statistical results are shown to be associated with the Northern Hemisphere’s polar vortex characteristics.last_img read more