iGaming affiliate business Acroud AB (formerly Net Gaming) has signed a letter of intent (LoI) to acquire an unnamed “fast-growing US tipster company” for an initial consideration of €2.2m (£1.98m/$2.57m). AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter “This is a clear step in our strategy with focus on the US market and sports betting, and the second LoI Acroud has signed in sports betting in short time,” Acroud president and chief executive Robert Andersson said. “We continue to execute on our growth plan and with this, we position Acroud well in the fast growing and expanding Sports Betting market in US.” Adding services for affiliation and lead generation to the offering will bring additional opportunities for revenue generation, and create a stronger position in states which have yet to regulate online gaming, Acroud said. Read the full story on iGB North America. M&A The acquisition is subject to both parties entering into a definitive purchase agreement, and the size of the earn-out would be dependent on the target company’s earnings before interest and tax in 2021 and 2022. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Marketing & affiliates Sports betting Strategy Affiliates Online sports betting M&A The acquisition would also be followed by a potential additional earn-out consideration set at a minimum of €2.2m, to be paid in cash and shares. The business is currently offering betting tips directly to consumers, an activity which is not subject to regulation and may therefore be offered across the US market. Acroud signs LoI to acquire US tipster company 4th November 2020 | By Conor Mulheir Tags: Acroud Net Gaming Regions: US Email Address
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Institute of Fundraising suffers listing problems at Google Tagged with: Digital Individual giving 25 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Institute of Fundraising’s change of name and current change of Web site address is yielding some confusing results on the Google search engine.A search for the “Institute of Fundraising” on Google yields the top result under its former Web address of www.icfm.org.uk. The Institute reappears in fourth place but with its current Web address of go.gomango.co.uk/institute_of_fundraising, which a number of its special interest groups have been publicising as its address.The true address of institute-of-fundraising.org.uk finally appears on the third page of results at number 29. Advertisement The Institute of Fundraising’s Web presence was hindered when it changed its name from the Institute of Charity Fundraising Managers and stopped using its icfm.org.uk Web address. This is a challenge faced by any organisation that changes its name. But for the Institute to allow its Web address to be replaced by that of a sub-directory on its Web design agency’s site is a mistake that will harm its rankings on Google and other search engines.As more sites link to the gomango.co.uk address, the Institute will generate a rash of broken links when it returns to its full domain name of institute-of-fundraising.org.uk. In addition, it will almost certainly suffer further in its rankings on Google.The lesson from the Institute is that if you must change your domain name, make sure your old domain name doesn’t still appear as the top search result, and don’t then change your domain name again. Howard Lake | 26 March 2004 | News 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
News Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières – RSF) protested today against six-month jail sentences passed on journalists Adel Hammuda and Essam Fahmy, of the weekly Sawt al-Umma, for libelling a wealthy businessman and appealed to Egyptian justice minister Farouq Seif al-Nasr to ensure the sentences were not carried out.”Without saying what we think about the case, we urge you to do everything in your power to see that the two sentences are not implemented,” RSF secretary-general Robert Ménard said in a letter.He noted that the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Opinion, Abid Hussain, in a report on 18 January 2000, had called on “all governments to ensure media offences were not punished by imprisonment except for those involving racist or discriminatory remarks or appeals for violence” and had added that “imprisonment for peacefully expressing an opinion was a serious violation of human rights”.RSF noted that two journalists, Mahmud Mahran and Abd-al-Munim Gamal al-Din Abd al-Munim, are currently in prison in Egypt.Adel Hammuda, a journalist with Sawt al-Umma, and Essam Fahmy, the paper’s managing editor, were convicted on 21 March of libelling businessman Nagib Sawiris, head of one of Egypt’s two biggest telecommunications groups, Orascom. They were sentenced to six months imprisonment each as well as fines of 500 Egyptian pounds (122 euros) because of an article published at the beginning of this year referring to shady business practices by Sawiris. The two journalists are free pending appeal. February 1, 2021 Find out more RSF_en News Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Egypt March 22, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist and editor sentenced to jail for libel EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution EgyptMiddle East – North Africa February 6, 2021 Find out more News Receive email alerts to go further Organisation Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff January 22, 2021 Find out more News
Twitter A COUPLE in their 60s died when the van they were travelling in collided with an SUV, just outside Askeaton.Two other people were seriously injured in the crash.The accident happened on the main Askeaton to Rathkeale Road around 6pm yesterday evening.The two male occupants in the SUV were taken to Limerick Regional Hospital and remain in a critical but stable condition.The road was closed for a time but has since reopened.Gardai are seeking anyone who may have witnessed the crash, or been in the area at the time to contact them on 061-601630. Print Email WhatsApp NewsLocal NewsTwo serious following fatal crashBy admin – July 30, 2009 493 Facebook Previous articleBig bang kick-start adopted by O’DeaNext articleCrescent Shopping Centre plans knocked admin Linkedin Advertisement
WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 9, 2021 Twitter TAGS Pinterest ADA, Okla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 9, 2021– With millions of small business owners seeking help amidst the coronavirus pandemic and government lockdowns, LegalShield announced today all-time highs in demand and utilization for its small business legal products. In a sign that the American entrepreneurial spirit is far from defeated, the company’s business formation product, Launch By LegalShield, also experienced its single largest year of growth in 2020, with nearly a 100% increase in year-over-year sales; Small Business Plan memberships grew by almost 20%; and finally, sales of business plan legal supplements— Business Plus, Home Business and Trial Defense —rose nearly 40%. “The effects of the pandemic have been devastating for millions of small businesses; but despite the challenging landscape, many thousands of new businesses are forming as furloughed or displaced workers take control of their financial future by striking out on their own,” said LegalShield CEO Jeff Bell. “Simultaneously, Main Street and home businesses weathering the storm are reaching out for more legal assistance than ever to stay afloat, and that demand is reflected in all our numbers.” In 2020, the LegalShield Small Business Plan facilitated more than 250,000 service intakes for US and Canadian small businesses in a wide range of legal areas, the top five of which were business licenses and fees, collections, employment issues, contracts and consumer finance. Additionally, the plan welcomed a substantial number of newmembers, representing an 18.3% year-over-year sales increase, and resulting in compound annual growth from 2017 through 2020 of 15.8%. Additional highlights:Generation X comprised the majority of Small Members Plan members (29%); followed by Millennials (23%); Baby Boomers (17%); Other (26%) and Gen Z (3%)Small Business Plan Members reside in all 50 U.S. states, with the greatest demand in California, Texas, Florida, Georgia, and Illinois.Plans start at $49 per month, and are available in three tiers: Essentials, Plus and Pro to meet the needs of everyday entrepreneurs. Launch by LegalShield, which provides business formation assistance bundled with other legal benefits, helped introduce thousands of new businesses to the market in 2020. These sales represent a 99.4% increase over 2019, resulting in compound annual growth from 2017 through 2020 of 52.1%. Entrepreneurs wanting to extend their core legal memberships were able to enroll in one of four business plan supplements — two of which were created last year in response to market demand. These supplements address specific circumstances, such as operating a home business, or working in the ride share and delivery industry. Overall business plan supplement sales rose 39% year-over-year, and include:LegalShield Business Plus: Thousands of new supplements were added in 2020 for a year-over-year sales spike of 24%. This supplement can be added to Small Business Plan Memberships and provides business and marketing consultation.Home Business: New Home Business Supplements sold represent a 31.9% increase over 2019 and resulting in compound annual growth from 2017 through 2020 of 6.7%. This supplement is designed specifically for home-based business owners, consultants, and those with up to 10 rental properties and are sold in combination with, or added onto, family legal plans.Ride Share and Delivery Supplement: In the fourth quarter of 2020 LegalShield launched its Ride Share and Delivery Supplement which is generating enthusiastic reception among new and existing members. This supplement is designed specifically for drivers who use cars, vans, or pick-up trucks to support their livelihood.Trial Defense for Business: New in market as of January 2021, the Trial Defense for Business Supplement adds a specified number of pre-trial and trial hours for members whose businesses are named as defendants in a lawsuit. This service was initiated in response to rising demand. LegalShield Business Plans’ Net Promoter Score (NPS) is 59, with over 70% of respondents being Promoters. In contrast, the Clio Legal Trends Report reported the NPS score of 25 for the US legal profession as a whole. This score breaks down to 48% Promoters, 30% Passive and 23% Detractors. About LegalShield and IDShield A trailblazer in the democratization of affordable access to legal protection, LegalShield is the world’s largest platform for legal, identity, and reputation management services covering more than 4.4 million people. IDShield, LegalShield’s identity theft solution for individuals and families, has more than one million members. LegalShield and IDShield serve more than 140,000 businesses. In addition, over 34,000 companies offer LegalShield and IDShield plans to their employees as voluntary benefits. Both legal and identity theft plans start for less than $25 per month. For more information about LegalShield, visit: https://www.legalshield.com or for more information about IDShield, visit: https://www.idshield.com/. 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Animals can respond in three main ways to environments that change and deteriorate. They can cope with their inherent physiological flexibility, evolve or adapt to new conditions, or migrate away to areas consistent with survival. The main factors dictating survival are the rates of change and capacities of species to cope. Articulated brachiopods are known as a group that employ low, energy Solutions and exhibit slow rates in life histories characters, especially in growth and metabolic rates. This way of life carries with it a range of consequences, including poor abilities to raise metabolic rates to perform work. This brings with it poor abilities to cope with elevated temperature. Slow growth, deferred maturity and low feeding rates make them less likely to produce novel adaptations compared with other marine invertebrate taxa. Being largely restricted to hard substrata and low energy supply environments also makes it harder for them to migrate to new sites compared to other groups, because of the large geographic distances between colonisable areas. The only clear area they may have that gives them advantages is in the flexibility of their larval release strategies, where settlement can be from very short, millimetre-scale distances to hundreds of kilometres.
Kids participated in a scavenger hunt at the North Bergen Public Library April 12. See briefs for more information. North Bergen pool discount for early registrationEarly registration discounts for the North Bergen Municipal Pool are available now. Register soon to receive discounts of as much as $50. In addition, residents who register by Saturday, April 28 will receive three free guest passes. Rates this year remain at the same level as the last two years, after being reduced by 25 percent across the board to make them more affordable. Discounts apply to individuals, families, or seniors.Members must be North Bergen residents who show two forms of proof of residency. All children must be registered with birth certificates.Residents can register from 2 to 9 p.m. at the Rec Center, 6300 Meadowview Ave., or from 4 to 9 p.m. at the pool, 2111 91st St. Registration will also be available at the pool from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.After May 14 prices return to regular rates. For more information contact the Recreation Center at (201) 861-9601. ×Kids participated in a scavenger hunt at the North Bergen Public Library April 12. See briefs for more information. Attend a Healthy Living Seminar at the Library on April 24Join this informative event at 6:30 on Tuesday, April 24 featuring a ShopRite dietitian and a vegan chef who will teach you how to eat right so you can live right.The North Bergen Free Public Library is located at 8411 Bergenline Ave. For more information call (201) 867-4751 or visit www.nbpl.org.See ‘Spider-Man Homecoming’ for free at the North Bergen Public LibraryEveryone is invited to come enjoy the movie “Spider-Man Homecoming” at the North Bergen Free Public Library at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 28.Admission and refreshments are free. The North Bergen Free Public Library is located at 8411 Bergenline Ave. Call (201) 869-4715 for more details.Hudson Chamber partners with local organizations to better serve county businessesThe Hudson County Consortium for Business Growth and Development has been newly formed by five county organizations dedicated to building the capacity of local area businesses. The consortium intends to support business growth and development through the design, planning and coordinated delivery of educational programs to better serve entrepreneurs, start-ups, early stage, and mature businesses.The consortium, which will provide access to educational programs throughout Hudson County, is comprised of the following founding partners: Hudson County Chamber of Commerce, Hudson County Community College Center for Business and Industry, Hudson County, Economic Development Corporation, the Hudson County Office of Business Opportunity, and NJ Small Business Development Center at New Jersey City University.The consortium also intends to support the Hudson County Office of Business Opportunity in its efforts to assist businesses in becoming eligible for certifications and in gaining access to procurement opportunities at the county, state and federal levels and in the private sector.“The chamber is excited to partner with organizations that have a proven track record of delivering excellent educational programming for area businesses and entrepreneurs,” said Maria Nieves, president & CEO of the Hudson County Chamber.The consortium’s first initiative is the launch of spring educational programs that include classes in basic financial management, accounting fundamentals, QuickBooks, and Excel for business and finance professionals. Spring classes began in March and will continue through June and are open to the public. Information about class offerings, dates and locations, as well as how to register is available at www.hudsonchamber.org. For information about the Hudson County Chamber, please call (201) 386-0699 x 220 or visit www.hudsonchamber.org.Fourth Annual Meadowlands Comedy FestivalThe Fourth Annual Meadowlands Comedy Festival, from Wednesday, April 25 until Saturday, April 28, will take place entirely in the center of town in Secaucus.As a lifelong resident of Secaucus Joe Loesner, creator of the Meadowlands Comedy Club, wanted to continue to bring high quality entertainment to his hometown.Opening night will take place at a Secaucus landmark, Charlie’s Corner, 1254 Paterson Plank Rd., at 9 p.m. Charlie’s Corner has been in business over 50 years and was the setting for Bruce Springsteen’s “Glory Days” video.Opening night at Charlie’s Corner will feature first-time performers including Tyler Moore from Boston, Mass., Walter Miller from Syracuse N.Y., and Joseph Rimetello from Brooklyn.Thursday night, April 26, will take place at Black Jack Mulligans, 146 Front St., Secaucus, at 9 p.m. This show will be the first ever alumni night featuring some of the talent from the past three years of the festival, including Andrew Lee, Hubert Howard, former resident Zac Amico, and all the way from England, “Mr. No Filter” Paul Fields.Friday night, April 27 at 9 p.m. the show will be at Noches De Colombia, 1309 Paterson Plank Rd., Secaucus. Hosting the show will be Mario Lucena, with featured comedians Kaitlyn Murphy, Secaucus school teacher Janet Regensberg, former Secaucus resident Keith Carnevale, and powerhouse Peaches Rodriguez, who performed at the Apollo in Harlem and opened for Arsenio Hall in Atlantic City. Also returning by popular demand is headliner Laz Vic.The final night of the festival, Saturday April 28, will be the Main Event at China Chef, 1322 Paterson Plank Road, Secaucus, at 9 p.m. On the final night 10 comedians will compete against America’s Stand Up Comedy Champion Lonnie Bray to become the undisputed Stand Up Comedy Champion. Among the competitors will be Donna Vaicels, Dusty York, and Nancy Levine, creator of “The Housewives of Secaucus.”The festival organizers will join forces with the Secaucus St. Jude Children’s Hospital Fundraising Committee. For tickets to all shows please visit www.MeadowlandsComedyClub.com or call (201) 893-9777 or go to Facebook.com/MeadowlandsComedy.