Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Marketing & affiliates Social responsibility A compounding factor also not always considered here is the impact of affiliates choosing to promote offshore brands over their regulated counterparts. Sweden: how affiliates can help a safe and sustainable market 25th May 2021 | By contenteditor These included setting a SEK5,000 monthly deposit limit for online casino and capping the amount of any bonus site can offer at SEK100. Earlier this month, these temporary controls were extended yet again, to November 2021. CasinoWings was launched in 2015 with a vision to create a transparent and informative site with the aim of contributing to a simple and fair gambling industry. In July 2020 the Swedish online gambling market underwent major changes as authorities imposed additional restrictions on licensees aimed at protecting players from the perceived greater risks of problem gambling during the pandemic. These measures could help make offshore sites less appealing to Swedish players and achieve far better results in terms of channelising players to regulated offerings than simply applying more restrictions. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter However, they are now having the opposite effect to that intended, by driving players to seek out the gambling experience they want from non-Swedish licensed sites, which often offer fewer player protections. Evidence that regulatory restrictions are impairing the competitiveness of Swedish-licensed operators vs. their offshore counterparts is building. Andreas Holmsten looks at the role affiliates are currently playing in this and how they can become part of the solution rather than the problem Marketing & affiliates The Gambling Act, which restricted bonuses to one introductory incentive per player, led to many affiliates turning their attention to new markets or disappearing completely. The Swedish government could also look to work with affiliates to help make offshore sites less appealing. CasinoWings is aware that Major brands like Cherry AB and Svenska Spel have also decreased marketing spending by about half, leading to reduced funds for their affiliate programmes. So while further regulation may seem like a bad thing at this time, it could have the effect of helping to make the Swedish online gambling market safer and more respectable to players. The rise in the appeal of the black market to Swedish consumers has been reflected in the rise in search volumes for terms such as “casino without Swedish licence”, with research now showing the channelisation of players within the regulated regime as lagging well behind the 90% rate targeted by the Swedish government in 2019. Affiliates always need to be prepared to change strategy in the face of new regulations, but traffic drivers will always be the most important area to focus on. Regions: Europe Sweden Restrictions are also very difficult to implement against offshore sites, as the Swedish law doesn’t apply to them. However, the government could work with internet service providers to potentially limit internet access to these sites. While this may seem an extreme measure, it could be enacted against websites deemed by authorities to be potentially harmful to players. Such limits, on top of those introduced upon the re-regulation of the market in 2019, were designed with responsible gambling in mind. Affiliate clampdown ahead?Affiliate sites that feature operators that are unlicensed in Sweden are also at risk of running into legal trouble if the government begins to clamp down on how these sites are advertised. Performance marketers may have to adapt as they did before, distancing themselves from unlicensed sites and using paid advertising to bring in more site traffic. And as the online casino restrictions introduced under Covid-19 continue to squeeze the profits to be made from Swedish licensed sites, more affiliate businesses are opting to partner with offshore casinos. Email Address Driving out offshore sites If the Swedish government wants to get serious about tackling problem gambling, they need to start educating gamblers as well as implementing restrictions. According to a recent survey by Swedish regulator Spelinspektionen, 95% of Swedish gamblers don’t even know how to check whether an operator has a licence. They could do this by ensuring affiliates only promote sites that are licensed in Sweden and educate players on the importance of transacting with sites that hold a Swedish gambling licence. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter
Consultants:Remato ConstructionCity:Saint Andrews BeachCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Trevor MeinRecommended ProductsDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesDoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingText description provided by the architects. Retrospective and contemporary, St Andrews Beach Villa demonstrates the enduring potential of architecture and its ability to respond to climatic and natural sand dune diversity. After 20 years of incremental and major additions, various manipulations and with a weather-worn patina, the St Andrews Beach Villa has settled into its natural and adjusted landscape to become one with its overall context. Both framing and becoming part of, the undulating landscape, the villa improvises and adjusts its personality by performing various shaded sequences in response to the quickly changing weather patterns. The main idea is one of linkages and responses to its context as a dialogue and exchange between nature and building.Save this picture!© Trevor MeinSave this picture!Lower Level PlanSave this picture!© Trevor MeinSt Andrews Beach Villa makes a compelling case for slow projects that evolve over time and surpass the intent of their original conception. In phase one, the residence was segmented into two primary elements (living and sleeping) with a 3-meter bifurcated entrance for both cross-flow ventilation and to present in a single moment the vastness of its location to the visitor upon arrival. This entrance vestibule leads out to a 24-meter grand deck with steps downwards across the entire length of the deck. Scaled heroically, it appropriately lands the house on the soft sand. The transparent main southwest-facing metal and glass façade allow the overwhelming natural experience to be palpable from every point in the interior by absorbing the sand dune landscape within its vast thirty-meter singularity.Save this picture!© Trevor MeinThe remaining armature of the villa is dressed in a jarrah rain screen with pivoting and hinging screens that allow northern light to filter into the interior. The second phase retreated to the wind-protected north with the addition of an extended deck that sleeves into the main entrance slot, containing a lap pool, cabana, and distant glasshouse. The progressive design culminates with the occupation of the undercroft where a third microclimate is created in the mostly submerged space. Calm and totally sheltered, it’s a perfect respite, with four additional bedrooms, a linking gallery and an internal glasshouse occupying the stair undercroft. Within the glass enclosure, jarrah steps support the surrounding sand and soft limestone boulders found during the excavation. Jarrah railway sleepers are used as both exposed retention, stair soffit and ceiling linings – a foil to the metal-clad bedrooms each with a northern lower courtyard aspect.Save this picture!© Trevor MeinSave this picture!Phases AxonometrySave this picture!© Trevor MeinIronically, the ongoing deterioration inspired the interior material selections and details in the final phase. Many of the pre-rusted linings became wall surfaces and intricate joinery components. Rare, weathered timber is re-used internally. Each detail was continually borrowed and re-interpreted – from the beveled edges of the internal untreated timber linings to the oversized 45-degree folds of plate steel stair balustrade handrails which, in turn, became folded library tables and firewood stores. The juxtaposition of eroded and resilient surfaces of mundane and exquisite materials celebrates the temporal nature of decay. The three phases bring the project into balance, allowing those in residence to experience the tempestuous ferocity of the southern weather, the blissful northern daylight and a protective bunkered undercroft.Save this picture!© Trevor MeinProject gallerySee allShow lessIdealism as the Impetus of American City PlanningArticlesShortlisted Designs for the National Pulse Memorial & Museum Displayed in OrlandoArchitecture News Share Landscape: Architects: Woods Bagot Area Area of this architecture project Australia St. Andrews Beach Villa / Woods Bagot Photographs: Trevor Mein Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Area: 360 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Nik Karalis CopyHouses•Saint Andrews Beach, Australia Projects “COPY” Lead Architect: 2019 Year: “COPY” St. Andrews Beach Villa / Woods BagotSave this projectSaveSt. Andrews Beach Villa / Woods Bagot ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/925996/st-andrews-beach-villa-woods-bagot Clipboard Photographs ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/925996/st-andrews-beach-villa-woods-bagot Clipboard Garden Effects Save this picture!© Trevor Mein+ 28Curated by Paula Pintos Share Manufacturers: GRAPHISOFT, Unifor, Depadova, Archi-Clad, Cassina Cab, Custom made, De Pas, Edra L Homme et la Femme, Everist Timber, Knoll Bertoia Side, Remato Construction, Roderick Vos, Sheer-Form Houses CopyAbout this officeWoods BagotOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookSaint Andrews BeachAustraliaPublished on October 08, 2019Cite: “St. Andrews Beach Villa / Woods Bagot” 08 Oct 2019. 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Mood-at-Farm-Science-ReviewThe 3-day Farm Science Review in London, Ohio opened Tuesday just as the China and U.S. trade war kicked into another gear. Farmers at the show are scouring the equipment and technology exhibits, and they are certainly thinking about harvest and how their own crops will yield when they get in the fields. But, are they also tuned in to the news of the new rounds of tariffs being implemented by both China and the United States?Dustin Watson from north-central Ohio, visiting the show Tuesday, some farmers talk about the trade war and others are tight-lipped.“I think at first everybody like what Trump was doing, but I think people are starting to get a little bit nervous just because it’s been going on for so long and prices keep declining every day,” he said. “We want to make a living at this too so they’re going to have to figure something out and get these prices going back the right way.”With the bottom line shrinking it is more challenging to invest in new products being offered at the show, but Watson and others want to stay on top of new product developments.“You don’t want to get behind the 8 ball, so you have to keep looking at what’s out there and keep yourself familiar with what they’re bringing out new to the market,” he said. “We’re standing here by John Deere now and they’ve got a lot of nice, new stuff coming to market and everybody wants to put it on their farm and see what it’s going to do. Right now, I think a lot of people are going to be sitting back waiting to see what these markets are going to do, and if they do rebound people will know what they want to go buy.”The Farm Science Review continues through Thursday.(Photo from FSR Facebook) At Farm Science Review Trade War doesn’t Keep Farmers from Looking SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News At Farm Science Review Trade War doesn’t Keep Farmers from Looking Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Sep 18, 2018 SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleWatch Out for Slow-Moving Farm EquipmentNext articleUS ‘It’ in Game of Tariff Tag After China Retaliates Andy Eubank
Top Stories’Non-Testing Of Patients Is Not A Solution To The Problem’: Supreme Court Directs State Governments To Increase Covid Testing [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK12 Jun 2020 5:14 AMShare This – xIn a suo moto case registered as “In Re Proper Treatment Of COVID-19 Patients And Dignified Handling Of Dead Bodies In The Hospitals, Etc.,” the Supreme Court today directed the State Governments to increase the number of Covid-19 testing, so as to ascertain the affected population and provide them with adequate treatment. The bench comprised by Justices Ashok Bhushan, S K Kaul and…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?LoginIn a suo moto case registered as “In Re Proper Treatment Of COVID-19 Patients And Dignified Handling Of Dead Bodies In The Hospitals, Etc.,” the Supreme Court today directed the State Governments to increase the number of Covid-19 testing, so as to ascertain the affected population and provide them with adequate treatment. The bench comprised by Justices Ashok Bhushan, S K Kaul and MR Shah observed, “Non-testing of the patients is not a solution to the problem rather increase in the testing facility is the duty of the State, so that people may come to know about their health status regarding Covid19 and they may take appropriate care and treatment of Covid-19.” The remarks were made after the bench noted that there has been a sharp decline in the number of testing of Covid-19 patients, especially in Delhi. “The Government App of Delhi itself indicates that the number in testing of Covid-19 patients has gone down in the month of June, 2020 as compared to the month of May 2020,” the bench said. As per record, 6018 samples were tested on May 27 in Delhi, while as of June 11, only 5077 testing were reported in Delhi. The number is extremely low when compared to the States of Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu where 16,000 and 17675 testing have been conducted. “We do not understand why the tests have gone down in State of NCT Delhi,” the bench remarked. The court observed that there is an increase in the number of patients affected by Covid-19, especially in Delhi, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Chennai and Ahmedabad, and over 10,000 new patients are being identified every day. In these circumstances, the Court has “impressed” upon the States, “to ensure that there should be steep increase in the testing both by Government hospitals and private labs and whosoever desires for testing should not be denied on any technical ground or any other ground. The States may consider simplifying the procedure so that more and more tests be held to benefit the patients.” Vide the said order, the bench has also issued notices to the Governments of NCT of Delhi, Maharashtra, West Bengal and Tamil Nadu over management of COVID-19 situation. ‘Sorry State Of Affairs’: SC Issues Notice To Delhi,Maharashtra,Tamil Nadu & West Bengal Over COVID-19 Management The Court directed that the Chief Secretaries of these states should take immediate note of state of patient care in government hospitals and formulate a detailed status report in this regard. The case was registered yesterday, after the Supreme Court took suo moto notice of the reports of alleged mishandling of Covid-19 affected dead Bodies. Click Here To Download Order Read Order 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
Facebook Harps come back to win in Waterford 40% of ambulance personnel in Donegal strike today By News Highland – January 22, 2019 Twitter Google+ Pinterest Almost 40% of paramedics and other ambulance personnel in Donegal are striking today.500 members of the Psychiatric Nurses Association walked off the job this morning in a row with the HSE over union recognition.The HSE says engaging with yet another union will impair good industrial relations within the National Ambulance Service.Local NASRA spokesperson Tina Martin has been speaking from the picket line at Letterkenny University Hospital:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/tinanasraweb.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Facebook Google+ AudioHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Pinterest Previous articleTyrone’s Begley calls time on Inter-Country careerNext articleSt Mary’s College principal condemns Northland Road bomb hoax News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th
An undated photo shared by the City of Tallahassee in Florida shows RVs set up to house utility workers during the COVID19 pandemic.- (City of Tallahassee)(NEW YORK) — Think how much worse this coronavirus crisis would be if the power went out. That’s one of the reasons utility operators, the people who run your electricity service, are taking steps to sequester employees in offices, power stations, and control rooms to keep everything running. Thirty-seven employees of the New York Independent System Operator, a private company that runs part of the electricity grid in New York, are living in RVs and trailers at two of the company’s facilities. One of those employees, Tim Pasquini, said he volunteered because about two years ago he got 10 weeks of paid leave to be home with his newborn son, thanks to the paid family leave law in New York state.“It’s something everyone in the state of New York pays into. And I got that benefit because of everyone, I see it more as giving back to everyone else in this time where there’s like a pandemic going on,” he told ABC News.Pasquini said the past week that he’s lived at the facility felt kind of like camping and that he sees people on calls with their families every day, but that he could see it getting old if it goes on for too long.“Last week we had a couple nice, sunny days — we were all out in lawn chairs hanging out outside our trailers. Someone brought a guitar. We’ve been trying to stay busy, we have cornhole we’ve been playing in the parking lot. And we got a bunch of board games, things like that,” he said.The City of Tallahassee in Florida also has about 120 employees working in power plants and maintaining power and natural gas service to its more than 123,000 customers. They opted to have half that workforce sequestered a week at a time so employees can trade off weeks home with their family, while also following strict social distancing protocols.General Manager Rob McGrath said the city is used to housing employees for a few days during hurricanes but had to figure out how to adapt that plan to provide everything they need for weeks, including coordinating meal deliveries from local restaurants, renting dozens of RVs, and converting offices into living spaces.McGrath is still going home right now but Chief Electric System Operator Alan Gale is living in a converted office so he can continue to work. Gale said his wife is considered high risk so she has more freedom if he’s out of the house and when he goes home he’ll work out in his shed.“The way we look at it is, we’re sleeping there. It’s better than having a hurricane and having to restore power. So we’re just operating and being sequestered, and I’ve got 9 out of my 15 people are previous military members so it’s better than being deployed it’s better than being on a submarine or on a ship,” he said, comparing the situation to his 22 years on nuclear submarines in the Navy.And as a bonus, Gale said, at least he got his office cleaned.Rich Dewey, President and CEO of the NY ISO, said they’re lucky to have a dedicated team committed to maintaining service during the emergency.“When you start looking at everything that is being endured down in New York City with all of the disruptions in day to day life and, and, and the horrible, you know, medical situation they got, you know, just imagine how much more horrible it would be if the lights weren’t on,” he said.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy Authorities Royal Navy’s HMS Clyde recently paid a visit to the isolated island paradise of South Georgia where the winter is fast approaching.Before icebergs, growlers, bergy bits and mountainous seas set in, the patrol ship left her more regular waters around the Falklands and headed out across 860 miles of the South Atlantic.Aboard, aside from her 40 or so sailors, were two bomb-disposal experts to deal with unexploded ordnance found on the island over the summer and a structural engineer to assess the state of the derelict whaling station at Grytviken.Once at King Edward Point, and with her passengers at work ashore, the sailors began to sample South Georgia’s stunning wildlife.Some went for a hike, while others met up with the island’s British Antarctic Survey scientists, whose job is to ensure South Georgia’s largely-unspoiled environment remains that way.The ship’s visit also allowed her to carry seven staff back from South Georgia to the Falklands – the team at King Edward Point spend anywhere between 16 and 24 months at a time there.[mappress mapid=”15450″]Image: Royal Navy View post tag: South Georgia HMS Clyde Tours South Georgia View post tag: HMS Clyde View post tag: europe View post tag: Naval Back to overview,Home naval-today HMS Clyde Tours South Georgia Share this article View post tag: Tours March 20, 2015
This 5-year national action plan supports the UK 20-year vision for antimicrobial resistance.It was developed across the government, its agencies and administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, with support from a range of stakeholders.
Pierre Hermé, French pastry chef, is to open a stand-alone boutique in London, located in the Seven Dials area.The shop, due to open in November on Monmouth Street, will sell Pierre Hermé’s macarons and chocolates, and promises to offer a “truly Parisian gourmet experience”.This is the second stand-alone UK boutique for the brand, which has a flagship store in London, Belgravia. Pierre Hermé Paris now has over 45 boutiques and is hoping to open several more by early 2015.As a former head chef pâtissier at Fauchon, Pierre Hermé has been dubbed “The Picasso of Pastry” by French Vogue. He now owns the Pierre Hermé Paris brand with business partner Charles Znaty.Sam Bain-Mollison is head of group retail strategy and letting at Shaftesbury PLC, which owns a lot of the property in the Seven Dials area. She said: “Seven Dials is London’s focal point for select international brands seeking to create something special in the capital.“Pierre Hermé is the perfect addition to our established offer on Monmouth Street and brings to Seven Dials great brand cachet, a unique product, and a cosmopolitan experience that complements Seven Dials’ unrivalled array of leading brands.”
While political pundits labor overtime trying to predict the outcome of the approaching midterm national elections, students at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) have taken up the challenge of determining what’s happening among voters.They are taking a course with two HKS professors with decades of campaign and White House experience between them, David Gergen and Elaine Kamarck.Gergen, professor of public service and director of the Center for Public Leadership, served as a White House adviser to four presidents: Republicans Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, and Ronald Reagan, and Democrat Bill Clinton.Kamarck, a lecturer in public policy, came to the Kennedy School in 1997 after a career in politics and government. In the 1980s, she was one of the founders of the New Democrat movement that helped elect Clinton. She served in the White House from 1993 to 1997, and in 2000 became senior policy adviser to Al Gore’s presidential campaign.In September, the students divided into small groups that were asked to forecast the number of seats that would change hands in the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives.“Our group came to the consensus that the Democrats were probably going to lose the House,” said Richmond Blake, a second-year master’s in public policy student who canvassed for Barack Obama during his successful 2008 presidential campaign.In examining the current political landscape, Blake said he was troubled by the fact that so many of Obama’s signature pieces of legislation attracted so few Republican votes and feared that could lead to their being repealed. “That is something we have talked a lot about in this class,” he said.Gergen and Kamarck co-teach “Contemporary Issues in American Elections” only during voting years, giving students a chance to deeply explore the unfolding dynamics of party politics in real time.“We wanted to teach a class not just about the elections that were going on but about American politics at a given point in time,” said Kamarck. The course combines U.S. history with political science and current events. It is solid preparation for students headed into public policy roles, and it fulfills a core HKS mission, said Kamarck, “to create well-educated, effective actors in the world.”While the bitter partisanship that has characterized much of the current campaign may seem particularly divisive, and many observers wonder if something important has been lost in the Democratic process with such a polarized electorate, Kamarck argues that, essentially, it’s par for the course.“American elections have always been like this. Anyone who encounters an intense election for the first time thinks, ‘God this is so terrible.’ We had an election in 1860 that resulted in a war — now that is an ugly election.”During a class on Monday (Oct. 18), Kamarck offered students an intimate look at the creation of the Democratic Party. She explored important realignments in party structure, including the electorate’s movement to the left in 1934 and the Reagan revolution of the 1980s, which heralded a new era of conservatism and a desire for smaller government.Now, Kamarck asked, did Obama’s win in 2008 signal another major party realignment — a fundamental move to a more liberal mindset — or was something else at play? The consensus was that only time will tell.David Chalian, political director of PBS NewsHour, was a guest in the audience, invited by Charlie Gibson, a television network broadcaster and a fellow this fall at HKS’s Shorenstein Center for the Press, Politics and Public Policy, who has been sitting in on the class.Chalian said the Obama camp had likely underestimated how much “anti-Bush, antiwar frustration existed in 2008.”After class, Gibson said the only part of his former job he missed was covering election nights. This time around, he said, it was fascinating to see the Democrats distance themselves from the major legislation passed during Obama’s first two years, including health care reform, financial reform, and the economic stimulus package.“This is a very, very conservative-minded electorate at the moment, but I think it’s also anti-incumbent, and I think it’s an angry electorate because there are 27 million people unemployed in this country,” said Gibson. “I think you are going to see an angry public that votes.”Kamarck argued that the loosely organized, rebellious tea party is simply a faction of voters that fits squarely in the tradition of the small government. Its supporters are angry at the Republican Party, she said, “for abandoning small government under George Bush,” and they don’t like most of the Democratic reforms.The economy is important in this election cycle, she affirmed. “We are in for a long period of economic adjustment,” said Kamarck. “Either Obama is going to control that, or he is going to be controlled by it.”