Lotteritilsynet urges account-based play across all products

first_img Email Address Lotteritilsynet said that this was still a grey area, and while it believed that protections should be put in place for players, this should be done through a separate set of regulations, rather than as part of the Gambling Act. This could change in future, it noted, should the lines between gambling and gaming become blurred further. 2nd October 2020 | By Aaron Noy Topics: Legal & compliance Regulation However, the regulator suggested that in order to better protect players, a provision to have all forms of gambling only open to players that have an account with a legal provider should be added. 
These games were only considered safe to offer to players because of the strict player protection controls offered by Norsk Tipping, and direct competition could put players at risk, the regulator continued. Therefore it suggested that the new act explicitly stated that Norsk Tipping was the sole operator permitted to offer these games, which “require special public controls”. The Ministry launched its consultation in June as it looks to consolidate the country’s Lottery Act, Gambling Act and Totalisator Act into a single regulatory framework, and notified the proposed changes to the European Commission last month. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter It explained that if the likes of Norsk Rikstoto and Norsk Tipping were to be expected to maintain a high standard of consumer protection, a complete view of each user’s gambling activity would help them do so. Lotteritilsynet also suggested that a provision should be added to explicitly prohibit direct competition to the state-owned operators in the legislation. This, it said, was necessary due to the fact that Norsk Tipping in particular offered a range of online casino games that were associated with “problematic gambling behaviour”. Norway’s gambling regulator Lotteri- og stiftelsestilsynet (Lotteritilsynet) has responded to the Ministry of Culture consultation on regulatory reform for gambling, suggesting that player protection measures could be ramped up further only allowing players to gamble after registering for an account. It then argued in favour of more flexibility for small non-profit organisations to offer gambling without a licence, suggesting that businesses with turnover of less than NOK200,000, should be allowed to operate digital platforms. Lotteritilsynet urges account-based play across all products Further flexibility for Norsk Rikstoto was also welcomed, namely the option for it to add fixed-odds race betting products to its portfolio. This, Lotteritilsynet said, would ensure players are channelled away from illegal operators. In its response, Loteritilsynet said the move would allow for a “more holistic” regulation of the gambling market, which in turn would help raise player protection standards. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regulation The consultation, as well as gathering feedback from stakeholders on the new regulatory framework, also called for comments on loot boxes, and whether these should be considered a form of gambling. Regions: Europe Nordics Norway However, while the new act gives the regulator the power to have internet service providers block access to offshore sites, it said more clarity was needed on how it could exercise this right. Currently, it explained, it was unclear whether it would be expected to contact with operator with a cease and desist request before issuing the blocking order. While the Ministry of Culture’s consultation came to an end on 29 September, the legislation remains subject to an EC-mandated standstill period, which runs until 13 November.last_img read more

England Squad update

first_imgFurther to medical assessments of the senior England EPS on Sunday evening and Monday morning, the following players have been called up as injury cover:Tom Wood (Northampton Saints) for Hendrie Fourie (Leeds Carnegie)Dan Ward-Smith (London Wasps) for Simon Shaw (London Wasps)Joe Marler (Harlequins) for David Wilson (Bath Rugby) Hendrie Fourie (bruised rib), Simon Shaw (calf), David Wilson (sore back) and Riki Flutey (calf strain) will all continue to be treated and assessed by the England medical team in consultation with the medics from their clubs. Further details will be announced at the appropriate time.All members of the England senior EPS have arrived in camp to prepare for the first Investec International against New Zealand at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday, November 6. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img Brad Barritt (Saracens) for Riki Flutey (London Wasps)last_img read more

RWC2015: Canada in driving seat heading into decider with USA

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS What it’s for: Canada and USA are flogging each other for the chance to go straight into Pool D of the World CupBy Alan DymockINSURMOUNTABLE IT ain’t, but the USA Eagles have a tough task ahead, overcoming the odds and qualifying outright for Rugby World Cup 2015 after losing 27-9 to Canada in the first leg of their playoff.Both teams now head to Toronto for the deciding match and Canada are heavy favourites to maintain or add to their 18-point advantage and qualify as the America 1 entrant into RWC Pool D with France, Ireland and Italy. In order to still make it to the RWC in England, the loser will have to win in another two-match playoff with Uruguay in order to qualify as the Americas 2 entrant to Pool B with South Africa, Samoa, Scotland and the winner of the Asia 1 qualifier, which is expected to be Japan. It will take more than just good ball retention for USA to win by 19 points or more and a modest Canada must be hopeful that they can execute at Toronto’s BMO Stadium. It all comes down to Saturday.The Eagles’ may be celebrating a sell-out for the first fixture in Charleston, NC and the continued improvements in “the country’s fastest growing team sport,” but it all counts for little if they do not topple Canada, winning for the first time since July 4, 2009. Last Saturday strong performances from winger DTH Van Der Merwe, James Pritchard and Harry Jones did enough to ensure victory for Canada, while USA could only reply with kicks from Saracens full-back Chris Wyles. Talking to the after the game Wyles said: “Canada were more clinical in the important areas and fed off of our mistakes. They do that often, so fair play to Canada – we’ve got to work on our execution and our basics, things like our kicking, our passing, retaining ball and performing as a team.”On the other side, Canada captain Aaron Carpenter said: “The game didn’t go exactly to plan for either side, but we came out on top with physicality and that’s what the game comes down to in the end.” Japan’s captain Toshiaki Hirose (L) scores a try while being tackled by Chris Wyles of US (R) during their five-nation rugby Pacific Nations Cup match in Tokyo on June 23, 2013. Japan beat the US 38-20. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA (Photo credit should read TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images) Dependable: Chris Wyles and his boot can be relied uponlast_img read more

ePhilanthropy Foundation launches online ethics test

first_imgePhilanthropy Foundation launches online ethics test  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis How ethical is your organisation’s online fundraising activity? The ePhilanthropy Foundation’s new online Code of Ethics Self Test is designed to help you find out.The “Self Test” is a Web-based tool that helps fundraisers consider some of the key ethical issues in online fundraising. The 15-question test is designed to encourage organisations to adhere to ethical online fundraising practices.Jay Love, President and CEO of fundraising application service provider (ASP) eTapestry, supports the new test. “We believe the tools and Ethical Principles developed by the ePhilanthropy Foundation will assist the entire sector with the broader understanding about sound practices for ePhilanthropy,” he said. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 27 December 2003 | Newscenter_img The quick test is based on the Foundation’s Code of Ethics, published on its Web site in English, French, and Spanish. It helps identify areas of strengths and weaknesses as applied against the Code.The Foundation admits that the test is simple, and the questions will not surprise anyone with some experience of online fundraising. Nevertheless, if they cause some fundraisers to re-evaluate their approach, the test will have succeeded.Steve Delfin, chairman of the board of trustees for The ePhilanthropy Foundation, said: “As an advocate of ePhilanthropy, we believe that the Self Test launch marks an exciting contribution to the field and will empower organisations to increase donor confidence in the efficiency and ethics of online giving.”The Foundation says that it does not gather the data entered into the self test and that all submissions are therefore anonymous. Tagged with: Digital 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.last_img read more

Seven days for Bournemouth groups to claim over-60s funding

first_imgSeven days for Bournemouth groups to claim over-60s funding Bournemouth community groups and charities that work with the over 60’s have just seven days to apply for funding of up to £3,000 from Dorset’s Community Foundation.The funding has been made available via the Community Foundation as a last minute boost to fund Bournemouth organisations that can host an Active at Sixty promotional event during the next year. However the charities or groups must apply for the money no later than 31 May 2011.The funding is also available for any organisation that is encouraging the over sixties to participate in social and sporting activities. It can fund taster days and open membership schemes that encourage people aged over sixty to stay active and get introduced to social or sporting activities they may not have tried before.The Foundation’s Chief Executive, Tina Baker said: “If your charity or group is working with people aged over sixty, or about to start a project for the over 60’s then it’s worth calling the Foundation’s office to ask if your project is eligible for Active at 60 funding.”Groups applying for funding must be formally constituted, have a separate bank account and not have an annual income in excess of £50,000.Over the past five years the Community Foundation has distributed over £5 million in grants to more than 1,600 local charities and community groups across Howard Lake | 24 May 2011 | News Tagged with: Funding South West  32 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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.last_img read more

Struggle for Hostos Community College celebrated

first_imgBy Sara Catalinotto and Lupe FamilyBronx, N.Y.March 24 — They came to remember the past and envision the future. Current students, alumni and activists gathered in the South Bronx tonight to celebrate the history of Hostos Community College. Many brought their children or grandchildren to watch a brand new documentary film titled “Hostos: The Struggle, the Victory.”Hostos is more than a college. It represents a community win, in an organizing effort led by revolutionary Puerto Rican New Yorkers who had been in the Young Lords Party and others who were just becoming politically conscious.  Hostos was the only bilingual institution in the City University of New York system in 1976, named after Puerto Rican scholar Eugenio María de Hostos. That year it was targeted to be closed down by an emergency financial control board.  The racist austerity plan also threatened predominantly Black and Afro-Caribbean Medgar Evers College. A campaign of mass demonstrations culminated in a takeover of the Hostos building by students and professors on March 25, 1976, which lasted 20 days. The demonstrators organized meals, childcare and security along with round-the-clock vigils on the outside, while classes continued. They won the demand to keep both colleges open!  Forty years later, Hostos has grown to four buildings and remains a leader in re-entry programs for former prisoners.  Tonight’s event also paid tribute to people’s attorney Ramón Jiménez, who is both a veteran leader of the 1976 campaign to save Hostos and co-producer, along with Félix Romero, of the documentary film.  College President Dr. David Gómez and Bronx elected officials, who essentially owe their jobs to what one speaker called “the internal colony” that aspires to self-determination, shared the stage with organizers from El Maestro Cultural Center and the South Bronx Community Congress. Hostos graduate Víctor Vázquez, among others, emphasized the role of women leaders in making this struggle a success. Other speakers included retired Hostos professor Gerald Meyer; State Assembly member Charles Barron; and a spokesperson for Venezuela. Activists from Philadelphia called on everyone to protest at the Democratic National Convention there, for Puerto Rico’s independence and for the release of political prisoner Oscar López Rivera. (For information on López Rivera, see letter from López Rivera to Jiménez was read, and Luis Cruz y Orquesta Son Borincano performed. The Hostos Professional Staff Congress faculty union supported the event, and various professors brought classes to the auditorium.  “Hostos: The Struggle, the Victory” is a powerful demonstration of how people’s power can beat back structural racism.  The hour-long documentary will soon be available for streaming.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Serious concern over lack of dredging at Bunbeg Harbour

first_img Google+ Twitter Pinterest Facebook Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Google+ AudioHomepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – April 11, 2019 DL Debate – 24/05/21 It’s been claimed that a lack of dredging works at Bunbeg Harbour is seriously impacting the local community. A high sandbank around the harbour area is said to be leading to difficulties for the coastguard to launch at certain times.Meanwhile the situation is also causing problems for fishermen who wish to move freely up and down the Gaoth Dobhair Channel.Local Cllr Michael Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig says funding must be sought to urgently address the issue:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsAppcenter_img Facebook Serious concern over lack of dredging at Bunbeg Harbour Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Previous articleWater mains to be replaced in Stranorlar next weekNext articleHundreds of homes & businesses affected by water outage in Falcarragh News Highland Twitter Harps come back to win in Waterford FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 WhatsApp Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

Art with roots

first_img Participating artists are Pam Allen, Mary Susan Berry, Walter Black, Dew Black, Neal Brantley, Jim Campbell, Mary Ann Casey, Mollye Daughtry, Sara Dismukes, Kristy Drinkwater, Sallie Fenn, Joe Gilchrist, Ann Gilchrist, Larry Godwin, Sylvia Helms, Sandra Hicks, Judie Hooks, Merle Jernigan, Beverly Leach, Jennifer Lindsey, Curtis Monroe, Betty Sue Mathews, Mary Page, Lise Patterson, Duane Paxson, Phoebe Porter, Bill Porter, Jo Rape, Sergei Shillabeer, Greg Skaggs, Kathy Panhorst Smith, Pam Smith, Lucy White Stewart, Jennifer Sullivant, Ruth Walker, Jane Whaley, Bob Whaley, Joan Word and Paula Yancey.“The Roots Exhibit” will run through January 4, and will enhance, not replace, the art center’s annual Christmas Tree Extravaganza.“The Christmas trees will be in the main gallery and at other locations throughout the arts center,” Metzger said. “There will also be trees at The Studio for the holiday season. But, we will not light the Christmas trees until December 6 because I join the Troy-Pike Cultural Arts Center board of directors in believing that Christmas comes after Thanksgiving. There are things that we need to be grateful for so the Thanksgiving holiday is very important.”Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend the “Meet the Artists” reception Sunday afternoon.“These are not just artists. They are friends and neighbors and you will be impressed by the work they do,” Metzger said. “It is fantastic.” Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Book Nook to reopen Print Article Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf 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 HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe 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 Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson “The idea behind the ‘Bringing the Artists Home … The Roots Exhibit’ was two fold,” he said. “One was to bring together in a communitywide show many of the Pike County artists that are so well-known and respected for their artwork. We also wanted to showcase their work during the holiday season when people will come home to visit. After dinner is done, we hope that our residents will take this opportunity to visit the Johnson Center with their guests so they all can see the vast amount of talent we have here in Pike County.”Metzger said “The Roots Exhibit” can stand up in any gallery in the United States.“It will not take second place in any gallery,” he said. “It’s that good.”The artists were selected by a committee of artists from the area and selection was based on a certain level of quality. Most of the artwork will be for sale. Latest Stories Skip Richard Metzger, Center director, said “The Roots Exhibit” will feature the artists of Pike County in one of the most exciting exhibitions to date at the Johnson Center.“The artwork started coming in Monday and it’s exciting to see the diversity of the show,” Metzger said. “It was good to see friends and people whose names I have heard mentioned so favorable but have never had the opportunity to meet. I’m very impressed by the works of these Pike County artists.”Metzger said that it is amazing to see the tremendous amount of homegrown talent.center_img Email the author By Jaine Treadwell Published 10:56 pm Monday, November 7, 2011 Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Art with roots You Might Like Female Factor is this week Being thankful and mindful of blessings will be the focus of this month’s Female Factor luncheon. The Rev. Den Irwin,… read more Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits New exhibit ‘brings artists home’The Johnson Center for the Arts will “bring the artists home” in “The Roots Exhibit,” which opens Thursday at the arts center.A “Meet the Artists” reception will be from 2 until 4 p.m. on Sunday and the public is invited.last_img read more

3 injured after handling bobcat kittens they mistook for domestic kittens

first_imgCity of San Antonio Animal Care Services/Facebook(SAN ANTONIO, Texas) — Three people in Texas suffered minor injuries over the weekend after mistaking two bobcat kittens for domestic kittens and bringing them inside the house, according to local authorities. The kittens were found in an alleyway in San Antonio on Saturday, San Antonio Animal Care Services spokeswoman Lisa Norwood told ABC News. After the three acquaintances brought the kittens inside, they were bitten and scratched as they were trying to feed the bobcat kittens milk for domestic kittens, Norwood said.The trio had the bobcat kittens for about a day and a half before they realized they were not house cats, Norwood said. Once they noticed the bobbed tails and how robust the kittens were, they took the baby felines to animal care, Norwood said.The injuries they suffered were minor – bites to the hands – and did not require hospitalization, she said. On Monday, the bobcat kittens — one male and one female — were taken to Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation in Kendalia, Texas, the sanctuary’s founder and president, Lynn Cuny, told ABC News.Cuny warned would-be good Samaritans against tampering with wildlife, instructing them to “assume that everything’s fine,” leave the animals alone and call wildlife experts instead.“These kittens should have never been taken away from their mother,” who was likely hiding from the humans or hunting for food, Cuny said. Part of the problem, Cuny acknowledged, is that the kittens are “so cute” and it grabs the attentions of humans. The kittens are currently “doing fine” but are stressed out due to the drastic change in environment, Cuny said. It took them “several hours” to get used to being fed be humans, she said.Caregivers are hoping to reunite the kittens with their mother, but she has not been spotted around the San Antonio area, Cuny said.“The occurrence of bobcats in the city is decidedly rare,” she said, adding that they typically only get calls for bobcats in rural areas.  Releasing predators back into the wild is a challenge with predatory animals because they typically stay with the mother for up to two years, and she teaches them how to hunt, hide and take care of themselves, Cuny said.“They know they’re supposed to be with their mother,” Cuny said.In hopes of releasing them back to the wild, caregivers are attempting to handle the kittens as little as possible so they do not become “habituated to dealing with humans,” Cuny said. The kittens haven’t been named, and they are only being cared for “as much as they need.” They are also being housed in a protective area, where they can hear the sounds of nature, she said. The brother and sister bobcats are “alert and bonded to each other,” Cuny said.“They don’t separate,” she said. “They’re on top of each other all the time. That’s very comforting for them.”If caregivers cannot release the bobcats back in the wild, the kittens will live on the rescue center’s 212-acre sanctuary, Cuny said.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

New York City police officer shot, killed in struggle with armed suspect in the Bronx

first_imgNew York Police Department(NEW YORK) — A veteran police officer was shot and killed in New York City just after midnight Sunday during a physical struggle with an armed suspect. The 27-year-old suspect was also shot and killed, police said. Officer Brian Mulkeen, 33, of the New York Police Department was taken to Jacobi Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 12:30 a.m. on Sunday.NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill said Mulkeen, a member of the NYPD for nearly seven years, died “while doing the courageous work New Yorkers needed him to do.”“There is no worse a moment in our profession than this,” O’Neill said in a statement. “Please keep Brian’s family and colleagues in your thoughts.”Mulkeen and two other officers were investigating gang activity at the Edenwald Houses, a public housing complex in the city’s Bronx borough, where several recent shootings had taken place, according to police. A man being questioned by the officers took off running and Mulkeen and other members of an anti-crime unit chased him down.“Just after midnight this morning, a brave NYPD officer, doing the job we ask him to do, the job that New Yorkers needed him to do, was shot and killed,” Capt. Terence Monahan, NYPD chief of department, said at an early morning press conference.Monahan said officer-worn body camera showed the suspect reaching into his waistband for an object while fleeing police.Mulkeen and the suspect got into a prolonged struggle on the ground with the officer shouting, “He’s reaching for it, he’s reaching for it,” according to audio from the body-camera footage, police said.“Numerous shots” were fired by five separate police officers and Mulkeen was struck three times, police said. It’s unclear who fired the fatal shots.Police said a .32 caliber revolver, believed to have been wielded by the suspect, was recovered at the scene.The suspect was on probation for a narcotics-related arrest last year, according to police.“This is a very, very sad day for our city,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said. “We lost a hero by every measure. We lost a hero this evening. … This was a young man who made the choice to join the NYPD, to put his life on the line, to protect others.”“When we met with his family, Commissioner [Benjamin] Tucker, Chief Monahan, a number of us, spent time with his mom and his dad, his sister, his girlfriend and we broke the news to them,” de Blasio continued. “And one of the things they told us, even in their grief, was that Brian made a choice, an incredibly noble choice, to leave a civilian life, a lucrative career. He wanted to protect other people. He loves this city. … He put his life on the line and he gave his life for all of us.”The suspect has not been named, but police said he was on probation for a narcotics arrest from 2018 and had “several prior arrests in various places.”Mulkeen’s girlfriend is also a police officer in the Bronx, at the NYPD’s 44th Precinct, which is near where the officer was shot. Mulkeen was a member of the Bronx Borough Anti-Crime Unit in the 47th Precinct.“As cops, we know how rewarding our profession can be,” Monahan said. “But I’ll tell you, there is absolutely no worse moment on our job than this. As we stand here this morning, a young man with a bright future who courageously patrolled some of New York City’s toughest streets has tragically lost his life.”Just hours before Mulkeen’s killing, de Blasio had called the Friday shooting death of a Houston police officer “heartbreaking.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more