Email Address Lottery Regions: Canada Ontario Scientific Games extends with Ontario Lottery Scientific Games has renewed its instant games partnership with the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) in Canada. The extended agreement will run through to July 31, 2022. Scientific will continue to provide the OLG with various instant games content such as licensed titles ‘Scrabble’ and ‘Words With Friends’.Randy Weyersberg, vice-president, lottery marketing and planning for the OLG, said: “Scientific Games is a trusted lottery supplier for OLG and we look forward to innovative and exciting instant games that will engage our customers and generate revenue for the province.” John Schulz, senior vice-president, instant products for Scientific, added: “Scientific Games is delighted to continue our work supplying instant games to OLG.” “For many years, Scientific Games and its predecessor companies have been proud to offer highly secure, responsible games that generate revenue for OLG and the province of Ontario.”Related article: Scientific Games names Cottle as new CEO 24th May 2018 | By contenteditor Topics: Lottery Tech & innovation AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Scientific Games has renewed its instant games partnership with the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) in Canada Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter
Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter However, the Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) did reveal that revenue was 12.9% down from $125.1m in April of 2019 – prior to retail sports betting being legalized – as well as 3.1% lower than the $110.9m generated in March this year. Table and slots gaming accounted for $107.4m of total revenue for the month, while sports betting contributed $1.5m. The MGCB also noted $889,532 in revenue from fantasy sports. Regions: Michigan The three land-based casinos in Detroit, Michigan generated $109.0m in revenue in April, with $1.5m of this coming from sports betting. Year-on-year comparisons were not possible as the casinos were closed for all of April 2020 due to novel coronavirus (Covid-19) restrictions in the state. Land-based casino Email Address Read the full story on iGB North America. Tags: Revenue Detroit Topics: Casino & games Finance Land-based casino Detroit casino revenue reaches $109m in April 12th May 2021 | By Robert Fletcher AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Looking at operator performances, MGM retained top spot in Detroit with 40% of the total revenue share, ahead of MotorCity on 37% and Greektown with a 23% share.
Zenith Bank PLC (ZENITH.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2007 annual report.For more information about Zenith Bank PLC (ZENITH.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zenith Bank PLC (ZENITH.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zenith Bank PLC (ZENITH.ng) 2007 annual report.Company ProfileZenith Bank Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services for the personal, commercial, corporate, private and investment banking sectors. The company also offers non-banking services such as foreign exchange, treasury, trade services and cash management services. Its full-service offering ranges from transactional accounts, savings accounts and deposits to short term investment funds, association accounts, personal funds management, funds transfer service and import letters of credit. Established in 1990 and formerly known as Zenith International Bank Limited, the company changed its name to Zenith Bank Plc in 2004. The company has three subsidiaries: Zenith Bank (Ghana) Limited and Zenith Bank (Sierra Leone) and Zenith Bank (Gambia) Limited. It has representative offices in South Africa and The People’s Republic of China. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Zenith Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
ABSA Bank of Botswana Limited (ABBL.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2009 annual report.For more information about ABSA Bank of Botswana Limited (ABBL.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ABSA Bank of Botswana Limited (ABBL.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ABSA Bank of Botswana Limited (ABBL.bw) 2009 annual report.Company ProfileAbsa Bank of Botswana Limited formerly (Barclays Bank of Botswana Limited) is an established financial services group; providing solutions in the retail, commercial and corporate sector in Botswana. The group has a national footprint, with 34 branches and 75 ATMs located in the major towns and cities of Botswana. Its personal banking products and services range from savings and fixed deposits to graduate loans, funeral cover and smart phone banking services. Its business banking division provides the standard solutions for commercial and corporate transactions, investments and loans, as well as an array of specialised financial solutions such as treasury services, foreign exchange and currency repo, risk management and trade finance products. Absa Bank of Botswana Limited is a subsidiary of Barclays Africa Group Limited.
ABSA Bank of Botswana Limited (ABBL.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the half year.For more information about ABSA Bank of Botswana Limited (ABBL.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ABSA Bank of Botswana Limited (ABBL.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ABSA Bank of Botswana Limited (ABBL.bw) 2014 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileAbsa Bank of Botswana Limited formerly (Barclays Bank of Botswana Limited) is an established financial services group; providing solutions in the retail, commercial and corporate sector in Botswana. The group has a national footprint, with 34 branches and 75 ATMs located in the major towns and cities of Botswana. Its personal banking products and services range from savings and fixed deposits to graduate loans, funeral cover and smart phone banking services. Its business banking division provides the standard solutions for commercial and corporate transactions, investments and loans, as well as an array of specialised financial solutions such as treasury services, foreign exchange and currency repo, risk management and trade finance products. Absa Bank of Botswana Limited is a subsidiary of Barclays Africa Group Limited.
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. Charities wishing to take part in the test phase should contact Karen Pritchard at Wilmington Millennium on 01274 538888.Preventing mailings being sent to dead peopleMortascreen contains the names and address details of over 10 million deceased individuals, with around 50,000 new records added each month. Many charities use it to avoid upsetting relevatives of deceased supporters and to save money by reducing wasted mailings. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Howard Lake | 26 June 2015 | News Image: no mail icon by Blablo101 on Shutterstock.com Data company Mortascreen, which helps charities and retailers remove records of deceased people from their databases, has created an app that helps achieve that on Salesforce.Their suppression Salesforce app can be downloaded from Salesforce’s app platform AppExchange. While it is in its beta phase, the organisation is inviting charities that host their database on Salesforce to test it at no charge.The app will help organisation identify and remove records of people who have died, to ensure that they or rather their family do not continue to receiving mailings.Paid-for versionEven after the test phase, organisations will still be able to download the Mortascreen app and match their data against the file at no charge. However, to flag the record on their own database will cost 50p per match.The app also has an automatic schedule option. This gives charities the facility to run Mortascreen automatically through the Salesforce data at regular intervals to ensure that the data is clean and compliant with Data Protection principles in terms of accuracy and currency.Karen Pritchard, Product Director, Wilmington Millennium, said:“We believe that by making Mortascreen available on Salesforce we will stop even more direct mail (and email) being sent to people that have passed away, which serves as a painful reminder to those family members left behind. Our market research shows that increasingly smaller companies and charities are turning to Salesforce to host their consumer datasets and therefore it makes perfect sense to create a suppression solution for this market.” Advertisement 26 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Mortascreen creates Salesforce App for suppressing deceased records
290 total views, 5 views today Tagged with: eBay win In celebration of the $1 billion milestone, eBay for Charity UK is currently offering UK charities the chance to win £5,000. To enter, charities must sign into their Facebook or Twitter account, and comment (on Facebook) or retweet the competition tweet or post with a description of the favourite item they have sold on eBay along with the hashtag #ThanksABillion.In order to be eligible, charities must also be an eBay registered Charity and have already sold with them.The eBay 1 Billion competition is open until 9 December. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 291 total views, 6 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Melanie May | 19 November 2019 | News eBay has announced that eBay for Charity has now raised $1 billion for charity, with £160 million raised in the UK.Formally eBay Giving Works, eBay’s charitable arm launched in the US in 1999, before launching in the UK in 2005 with a partnership with BBC Children in Need.Since then eBay for Charity has raised £2 million for BBC Children in Need, with other large totals for UK charities including:£81,100 for Princess Beatrice’s hat in 2011£27m for British Heart Foundation since 2011£125,000 through Lynne Beckett for Air Ambulance since 2012£1m for Comic Relief & Red Nose Day since 2013£105,000 for Prince’s Trust in 2018 eBay for Charity hits $1 billion milestone with chance for one charity to win £5k About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.
Think 1956. That’s 65 years ago — the year this writer dropped out of college and took a full-time job in a warehouse to get a more important education: learning what it was to be a worker.Warehouse pickers.In these intervening years, millionaires have gone on to become multimillionaires to now become centibillionaires. Many warehouse workers still barely survive on the minimum wage.Learning about the struggles of today’s Amazon workers for better wages and working conditions brings up dusty memories of those days.I worked as an order picker in a drug warehouse in Buffalo, N.Y. Anything that could be sold in a drugstore was kept there. It was a huge place, the ceiling way above the cold concrete floor where we filled the orders. That allowed the foremen and the superintendent to keep an eye on us from their heated offices high up at one end.On the warehouse floor there were rows and rows of steel shelving where the merchandise — ranging from heavy cartons of gallon jugs to teeny, tiny pill bottles — was housed. In the center of this huge space was an oval moving track on which carts carried the orders. The whole area was divided into ten sections, A to J. A team of workers examined the orders for each cart and flipped down the letters of the sections where the items could be found.This team of workers had a nice sitting job. But it also required an encyclopedic knowledge of the warehouse, knowing the proper section letters for 10,000 different stocked items.Order pickers never got to sit. We looked for carts showing our section (I still remember; ours was section H), pulled the cart off the moving track and walked through the shelving to fill our part of the order. It just so happened that I had been put in a section that had more teeny, tiny bottles in it than any other, so remembering where they were was mind-racking. I had anxiety dreams for weeks about looking for items. But my fellow workers kindly helped me out.It wasn’t as dangerous as working in a steel mill or a chemical plant, but we had casualties — heavy carts tipping over or straining our abdominal muscles lifting heavy boxes off high shelves. Almost all the order pickers were women, and we felt it especially on days we had our period. We wore pants, not skirts. I liked that, but the reason we were ordered not to wear skirts was so we wouldn’t accidentally knock a little bottle off a shelf. When we went to union meetings, all the women dressed to the nines.A bad flu epidemic started in the fall of 1957. For months, we worked our asses off trying to fill all the orders before going home. The workers started talking about how we would certainly get a Christmas bonus. (Starting pay was just a dollar an hour.) We knew the company was rolling in dough, because of the extra business due to the flu.In all that period, we got only two hours of overtime. And there was no bonus — just a tender thank-you card from the management. It was after this insult that pilfering started. (We all knew that one of the foremen wore elastic stockings so he could stuff expensive pill bottles into them. If you looked down the rows of shelves, you’d often see him stooped over, “adjusting” his socks. He had a buyer somewhere on the outside.)What really enraged the workers was what occurred after a leak developed in the roof, damaging the packaging on many items. The women told management they would like to buy some of the expensive beauty items at cost, but instead the bosses had all the jars and tubes destroyed.All this happened even in a place where we had a union. Nonunion workplaces were much worse. The class war will continue until this rotten capitalist system is brought down. In the meantime, fight to get a union — and if you already have one, fight to make it fight! FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Follow the news on Turkey Receive email alerts News Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law Credit: Ozan Kose / AFP to go further Help by sharing this information TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Activities in the fieldCondemning abuses Freedom of expressionJudicial harassment News TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Activities in the fieldCondemning abuses Freedom of expressionJudicial harassment April 28, 2021 Find out more RSF_en News April 2, 2021 Find out more As an international delegation from Reporters Without Borders (RSF) looked on, RSF Turkey representative Erol Önderoğlu spoke in his own defence before a crowded court in Istanbul yesterday, explaining his fight for press freedom and demanding his acquittal in a trial that has dragged on for more than two and a half years.Sign the petition!#SupportErolÖnderoğlu and his two fellow defendants – Şebnem Korur Fincancı, a human rights defender, and Ahmet Nesin, a writer who has fled the country – are facing possible jail sentences when the court finally renders its verdict, which could happen at the next hearing in mid-July.Many observers, including RSF’s secretary-general and three other RSF representatives, packed the court for yesterday’s hearing in a show of support for the three press freedom defenders, who are accused of “terrorist propaganda,” “condoning crime” and “inciting crime” for participating in campaign of solidarity with a Kurdish newspaper that was being hounded by the authorities.Responding to the summing-up delivered by the prosecution in February, Önderoğlu said the action for which he was being tried – symbolically serving as the newspaper’s editor for one day – was just one more expression of his decades-old commitment to press freedom.RSF’s Turkey representative since 1996, Önderoğlu said the charges against him were completely baseless and were motivated by a desire to intimidate Turkish journalists and civil society.Read Erol Önderoğlu’s full defence statementHere“For the past 24 years, my work has consisted of supporting my fellow journalists – regardless of their political opinions or the opinions of their employers – whenever they are harassed as journalists,” he said. “I participated in this solidarity campaign because I believe a democratic society is impossible if the media cannot express themselves without censorship and persecution.”“It is not these charges hanging over our heads like a permanent threat that worry us. It is the fate of our society in its entirety in the face of the erosion of the sense of justice that binds us together.”Accusing the prosecution of failing to develop any case against him and his fellow defendants ever since their hasty indictment in June 2016, Önderoğlu concluded: “For the past two and a half years, we have been tried on the basis of an indictment that was prepared in a rush in a single day. I demand my acquittal and my right to continue my journalistic activities.”As Fincancı’s lawyer was ill, Fincancı requested an adjournment so that she could present her defence arguments at another hearing. The court agreed, and scheduled a subsequent hearing – which Önderoğlu is not required to attend – for 17 July. The court’s verdict could nonetheless be issued at that hearing.Önderoğlu, Fincancı and Nesin were among the approximately 50 well-known figures who symbolically took turns at being Özgür Gündem’s “editor for a day” in mid-2016 because it had been the victim of judicial persecution. The newspaper ended up being forcibly closed in August 2016.Önderoğlu and his two co-defendants were the only ones to be placed in pre-trial detention for their role in the campaign. That was in June 2016, when they were freed conditionally after being held for ten days.The already worrying situation of Turkey’s media has become critical since an abortive coup in July 2016. Many media outlets have been closed summarily, without any effective form of recourse, mass trials are being held and Turkey now holds the world record for the number of professional journalists in prison. It is ranked 157th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. News Organisation Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor April 2, 2021 Find out more Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit April 16, 2019 – Updated on April 17, 2019 RSF’s Turkey representative defends himself in court
Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener According to Mr Corbett’s sister, Tracey Corbett Lynch, a bail hearing for the pair has been set aside for 2pm tomorrow (7pm Irish time) at Davidson County Courthouse. Ms Martens (37) and her father Tom (71) were convicted in 2017 of Mr Corbett’s 2015 murder, however their convictions were quashed last month and a retrial ordered after they successfully argued they did not get a fair trial.The pair have already served four years of each of their 20-25 year sentences.Mr Corbett (39) was beaten to death as he slept in his North Carolina home, which he shared with his second wife Molly Martens, and his two children, Jack and Sarah, from his previous marriage to his late wife Margaret Fitzpatrick, who passed away years previously after suffering an asthma attack in 2006.Molly Martens and Tom Martens, a former FBI officer, beat Mr Corbett to death with a metal baseball bat and a concrete paving brick, their trial heard.However they claimed they acted in self defence after Mr Corbett tried to choke Ms Martens.Despite this defence, the trial heard that when police and paramedics arrived at the house they found no visible marks on the father and daughter.The Martens have been transferred from separate high security prisons, where they were serving their murder sentences, to Davidson County jailhouse.Almost 8,000 signatures have been added to a petition launched by the Corbett family on — www.change.org/p/davidson-county-district-attorney-retrial-for-molly-and-tom-martens? — which seeks a “Retrial for Molly and Tom Martens” and which will be sent to Davidson County DA, Garry Frank.Mr Frank, who informed the Corbett family last week that he had offered the Martens a plea bargain deal rather than seek a retrial, due to a backlog in criminal cases, due to COVID-19, could not be reached for comment.Ms Corbett-Lynch who won custody of her brother’s children Jack (16) and Sarah (14), said they were “devastated” at the DA’s decision.Her brother John Corbett, who works for the NHS in London, has written to the DA as well as US President Joe Biden expressing his “dismay” at the plea bargain offer to “two cold narcissistic individuals”.“My many colleagues in the UK NHS health system, are also totally dismayed how two cold blooded murderer’s are being gifted leniency by the North Carolina Justice system,” Mr Corbett wrote.“Two cold individuals who used weapons way beyond the reasonable amount of force necessary to kill someone (I have 21 years military service). Two individuals who did not have a scratch on them..(in their obscene self defence plea). Some individuals would get five years in prison for theft.”“We as a family, like any family in the world who have lost a family member to a brutal cowardly murder, would want normal justice. Sadly the justice system seems, in this case, to be working for the murderers, and not for the life they have coldly taken for their own narcissistic agenda.” “It is a truly sad day as all eyes are on the inequality and injustice being played out at the moment in North Carolina.” The late Jason Corbett Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WhatsApp Email THE Killers of Limerick man Jason Corbett, Molly and Tom Martens, may apply for bail tomorrow, while they consider a plea bargain offer of manslaughter, or face a full retrial on second degree murder charges. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Twitter Facebook Advertisement Previous articleUniversity Concert Hall Presents Rising Stars Concert 2021Next articleMan Arrested and Charged for Hijacking Incident in Limerick David Raleigh Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads TAGSJason CorbettKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Linkedin Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash NewsJason Corbett killers, Molly and Tom Martens may be freed on bail tomorrow as they consider manslaughter plea bargain dealBy David Raleigh – April 6, 2021 598