KSA launches tender for national problem gambling helpline

first_img22nd June 2020 | By contenteditor Strategy Regions: Europe Western Europe Netherlands Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Strategy Tech & innovation Tags: Online Gambling AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address KSA launches tender for national problem gambling helpline Dutch gambling regulator the Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has launched a tender process seeking to appoint a provider to operate a new national problem gambling helpline.Announced in February, the service will provide treatment, advice and support to players and their relatives, via a website, chat service, email and over the phone.The KSA has been tasked with operating the service under the Netherlands’ Remote Gaming Act, but will outsource its development.A new problem gambling funding body, which will also be established under the Act, will bankroll the service, with support from a levy to be paid by licensees.The tender states that the service would need to be operational from 1 April, ahead of when consumers would be legally allowed to gamble online in the Netherlands.The projected go-live date for the regulated Dutch market is 1 July 2021, six months after the original 1 January start date. This may be subject to further delays, with the KSA refusing to rule out a later start date following the disruption casued by novel coronavirus (Covid-19)Interested parties would need to submit their bid by 1 September this year, though providers are able to request further information until 16 July.The KSA said it received a total of seven responses from providers interested in helping to develop the new service during an initial consultation on the tender conducted in February. Parties have until 13 March to submit their comments. Dutch gambling regulator the Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has launched a tender process seeking to appoint a provider to operate a new national problem gambling helpline.last_img read more

Who is Ali Price: Ten things you should know about the Scotland scrum-half

first_imgLearn more about the English-born Scotland scrum-half 6. Winning McCrea Financial Services Player of the Season for the 2016-17 at Glasgow Warriors’ annual awards night, the scrum-half repeated the feat again in the 2018-19 season. In the first of those two seasons, Price helped the Warriors to a first European Champions Cup quarter-final, while putting in consistently high performances in the latter season earned him the award.7. Playing in Scotland’s opening 2019 Rugby World Cup fixture against Ireland, Price sustained a foot injury that curtailed his tournament.8. An avid gamer, Price also enjoys table tennis during time off from rugby, utilising more of his all-round sporting ability.9. At the beginning of his rugby career, Price was nicknamed ‘Sonic’ due to his sharp turn of pace, but more importantly his spiky hair. More recently, his infectious smile earns him the nickname ‘Smiler’ at Glasgow.10. Lions selection, like so many other players, is the ultimate goal for the scrum-half. With the 2021 tour approaching, Price remains within firm contention of realising this goal with consistently impressive performances for Scotland.Can’t get to the shops? Download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet. Subscribe to the print edition for delivery of the magazine straight to your door. Ali Price had the option between England and Scotland, choosing the latter through his mother’s connection (Getty Images) 4. Educated at Wisbech Grammar School in Cambridgeshire, Price was a talented all-round sportsman. Speaking on Price’s rise to Scotland’s first team, his teacher Phil Webb said: “It became clear that he was a very good rugby player, a very good cricketer and a very good hockey player.“This was shown up well when the school went on a tour to Barbados and Ali impressed many over there with his skills in all three sports. He was also in the school athletics team and he was just one of those kids who you could see had the talent to go on to quite a high level.”When did Ali Price make his debut for Scotland?5.  Price made his Scotland debut in November 2016, during a 43-16 win against Georgia at Rugby Park in Kilmarnock. He was 23 when he made his debut. center_img Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Who is Ali Price: Ten things you should know about the Scotland scrum-halfAli Price has steadily improved throughout his career, with his stock rising while at Glasgow Warriors in the scrum-half position. Now, he is an integral member of Scotland’s starting line-up alongside Stuart Hogg and Finn Russell, dictating play with his lightning-quick decisions.Below, we find out a little more about Ali Price and his rise to Scotland’s starting 15.Ten things you should know about Ali Price1. Born in King’s Lynn in England, Price qualifies for Scotland through his mother. He has extended family in South Ayrshire.2. Price stands at 5 ft 10 in (178cm), weighing 12 st 8lbs (80kg). Price is known for sharp and nimble play from his scrum-half position.3. Joining Glasgow Warriors from Bedford Blues ahead of the 2013-14 season, Price signed as part of their Elite Development Programme. As part of the deal, Price played for Stirling County for four years. It wasn’t until December 2015 that he graduated from the Scottish Rugby Academy, signing his first professional contract with Glasgow.last_img read more

All Blacks on fire as they beat the Wallabies in Melbourne

first_imgSaturday Jul 31, 2010 All Blacks on fire as they beat the Wallabies in Melbourne The All Blacks continued their fine form in this years Tri Nations as they won the first of their Bledisloe Cup encounters with Australia 49-28 in Melbourne. They now lead the tournament by an imposing 11 points.Drew Mitchell had an eventful night on the wing for Australia as he started well with a nice try after charging down a Dan Carter clearing kick. Carter hit back instantly with a charge down try of his own, aided by Maa Nonu.New Zealand went on to lead 32-14 at the halftime break after both sides had players yellow carded for shoulder charges. Mitchell was one of those players. He infringed in the second half after the side were warned about slowing the ball down. He did so, and was shown a second yellow card, resulting in a rare red card for such an offence.Referee Craig Joubert called Mitchell across, along with frustrated captain Rocky Elsom, telling Elsom “It’s not my responsibility what this decision has on the game,” before red carding the Wallaby winger.The game was already seemingly out of reach for the Wallabies who then had to face the battle of playing the next 37 minutes against a rampant All Black side while having just 14 men on the park.The visitors had scored four tries in the first half, through Carter, Mils Muliaina, Richie McCaw, and Cory Jane. Each one of those players showed their class on the night once again. Muliaina scored again in the second half after some fantastic play by Brad Thorn and Corey Jane, as did Joe Rokocoko and Corey Flynn.“To score seven tries against Australia in Australia is a great performance,” All Blacks coach Graham Henry said.”I thought there was some scintillating rugby and the game has improved immensely this year as a spectacle and we’re pleased to be part of that.”It was their 12th consecutive Test win and their eighth in a row over the Wallabies. Both sides meet again next weekend in Christchurch.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Students utilize football stadium to run and study

first_imgGender gap increases in colleges around the nation Jessica Ranck Jessica Ranckhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jessica-ranck/ Political involvement remains low among TCU students Twitter Facebook Linkedin Jessica Ranckhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jessica-ranck/ + posts Jessica Ranck is a junior journalism major from San Diego, California. She currently serves as the Greeks/SGA/SDS editor for TCU 360. McLeland Tennis Center kicks off celebration with a serve Jessica Ranckhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jessica-ranck/ Jessica Ranckhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jessica-ranck/center_img Linkedin Twitter printStadiums from TCU Student Media on Vimeo.As football season comes to a close, Amon G. Carter Stadium takes on a different purpose for students and members of the community.Working out, studying, and taking pictures on the field are popular activities in the stadium during the off-season.“It’s peaceful and usually on a nice night I’ll get a lot of work done,” said senior finance major Sarah Doherty. “It’s a lot more calming than the library.”Other students said they enjoy running up and down the bleachers or “running stadiums” as a form of exercise.“It’s a great work out,” said first-year pre-business major Lexi Koch. “It kicks your butt and it’s just really fun to be in here when it’s so quite.”Associate Athletics Director Ross Bailey said he worries about students’ safety being alone in the stadium.“If somebody was to get up on the upper deck, have an accident, have some kind of physical illness, nobody’s watching them,” said Bailey.Instead TCU police suggest people use other areas provided to them for exercise.Bailey said it has been hard to regulate the hours students can use the stadium with the construction of the Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena.“One of the issues this past year is that the stadium has always been open,” said Bailey. “There’s someone almost always in the stadium until 10 p.m.”Once construction is over, the stadium will only be accessible 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Bailey said.For now, TCU police Lt. Ramiro Abad advises that students and members of the community not be in the stadium past 9:30 p.m. Closures continue on I-35 Previous articleOfficers encourage proactive measures during holiday seasonNext articleTCU students finish intramural season, enjoy indoor soccer Jessica Ranck RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook ReddIt TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks ReddIt Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

Three journalists arrested in the space of a week

first_imgNews RSF_en Reporters Without Borders condemns the arrests of three journalists in the space of a week in Kigali. Two were released yesterday morning but the third one is still detained.“This series of arrests has again highlighted the extreme vulnerability of journalists in Rwanda,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We call on the authorities to publicly explain why these journalists have been held, and to release the third one immediately. We also urge the government to move forward with its proposed reform of the press law, which hopefully will protect journalists from arbitrary arrest and detention.“Ironically, these three arrests took place just as the Third Annual National Dialogue on Media was about to begin in Kigali. Organized by the Media High Council, this two-day conference is supposed to promote an environment that favours press freedom and allows the media to operate in a free, independent and professional manner.” The latest journalist to be arrested was Joseph Bideri, the editor of the New Times, a privately-owned daily that supports the ruling party. He was arrested by the Kigali police on 14 November and was freed yesterday morning. A recent series of articles in the newspaper described a case of embezzlement in the construction of the Rukarara hydro-electric dam in the west of the country. A report about Bideri’s arrest was posted on the New Times website yesterday morning and was then quickly removed. News Jean Gualbert Burasa, the editor of the independent bimonthly Rushyashya, was arrested by the Kigali police on 11 November. According to the police, he was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. But his arrest may have been prompted by the publication of an article about the desecration of former social affairs minister Christine Nyatanyi’s grave. The journalist was freed on 15 November.The third journalist is René Anthère Rwanyange, who has also been held since last week. The police say he was arrested for the theft of a laptop computer but he has not yet been charged.For more information about media freedom in Rwanda, please click here. Follow the news on Rwanda Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent RwandaAfrica February 13, 2020 Find out more November 16, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Three journalists arrested in the space of a week Help by sharing this information to go further BBC Africa’s “disproportionate and dangerous” dismissal of a journalist Reports RwandaAfrica Receive email alerts The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Organisation News April 6, 2020 Find out more November 27, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Public invited to have their say on Melvin Arena Pitch

first_img Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Twitter Previous articleThousands of damage caused by suspicious fire in RaphoeNext articleMain Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday March 19th News Highland Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Members of the public are being invited to have their say on the redevelopment of the Melvin Arena Pitch at Melvin Sports Complex in Strabane.The project proposes to enhance the arena pitch, running track, jumping and throwing areas at the Complex.Initial improvements are likely to include, provision of spectator welfare facilities, spectator entrances, provision of covered spectator seating, boundary fencing, dugouts and floodlighting to the athletics track.An online survey has been set up by Derry City and Strabane District Council with the closing date for submissions Monday April 1st. WhatsApp WhatsApp Pinterestcenter_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA News By News Highland – March 19, 2019 Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Twitter Public invited to have their say on Melvin Arena Pitch Google+ Facebook Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennanlast_img read more

Teen faces life in prison for killing her alleged abuser

first_imgZolnierek/iStock(KENOSHA, Wis.) — A Wisconsin teenager is facing life in prison after admitting to killing an accused pedophile who allegedly abused her and sold her to other men for sex.Chrystul Kizer, now 19, admitted to killing 34-year-old Randall Volar at his home last year after she says he raped her, according to her attorneys.The gruesome incident unfolded in Kenosha, Wis., about 40 miles south of Milwaukee, in June 2018. Kizer allegedly shot Volar twice in the head, set his home on fire and then stole his luxury vehicle, authorities said.When confronted by police, Kizer, who was 17 at the time, allegedly confessed to killing him because she was tired of him sexually assaulting her. She also alleged that he sold her to other men for sex, which is why her attorneys say she should be protected under sex trafficking victim laws.However, prosecutors said the law that protects those who are sex trafficked doesn’t apply wholly in this case. They said they do not believe she was engaged in prostitution at the time of the crime and they don’t believe her life was in danger at the moment.Prosecutors also said they have evidence, including communications with Kizer’s boyfriend and others, indicating that she plotted and planned the murder ahead of time.She apparently even researched how to hide evidence and talked to some of the people around her about what she planned to do, prosecutors said.Volar had been arrested and released four months before he was killed, court records show. At the time of his death, authorities were investigating Volar on child sex trafficking allegations and her attorneys said Kizer was one of his victims.Kizer faces multiple felony charges, including first-degree intentional homicide, possession of a firearm and arson, court records show. She is currently being held on $1 million bail.The case is slated to go to trial in February. Kizer faces life in prison if convicted as charged. Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Strategy launched to improve workplace health and safety

first_img Comments are closed. Strategy launched to improve workplace health and safetyOn 1 Mar 2004 in Personnel Today Anew strategy to improve workplace health and safety in the UK has beenlaunched, with OH at the forefront.DesBrowne, minister of state at the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) andBill Callaghan, chair of the Health & Safety Commission (HSC), announcedthe new strategy, which sets out a new direction for the health and safetysystem and the roles of HSC, the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) and localauthorities (LAs).Thestrategy focuses on managing risks and not eliminating them. HSE and LAs willtarget resources on the areas of greatest need and be less active where risksare well managed. In those areas, there will be greater emphasis on advice andsupport.Brownesaid: “This new strategy is radical and brave in its approach to reduceworkplace risks for everyone, no matter what job they do. It is vital that thewhole health and safety system is involved and close partnerships are forgedwith other stakeholders to bring about change and improvement.”ThisGovernment sees occupational health and safety as a cornerstone of a civilisedsociety and wants to achieve a record that leads the world.”Greatstrides have already been made on safety improvements and I want to see similarprogress in occupational health.”Weneed to achieve a reduction in ill health arising from work. As well as untoldsuffering, poor management of risks costs the economy dearly.”Callaghansaid: “This strategy was driven by the recognition that the world of workis changing, and with it, the hazards. We are not looking for a risk-freesociety but one where risks are better understood.”TheStrategy for Workplace Health and Safety in Great Britain to 2010 and beyondcan be accessed on the HSE website.ByQuentin Readewww.hse.gov.uk/aboutus/hsc/strategy.htmKeyfeatures of the HSC strategy include:–Focusing resources on poor performance to get best results–Promoting greater involvement of workers – the strategy recognises the peoplebest placed to make workplaces safe are staff–Making information readily accessible and providing clearer and simpler advice–Involving all stakeholders and forging close working relationships whereeveryone has a voice and can contribute Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

USU Men’s Basketball Head Coach Ryan Odom Makes More Additions To Staff

first_imgApril 28, 2021 /Sports News – Local USU Men’s Basketball Head Coach Ryan Odom Makes More Additions To Staff Written by Brad Jamescenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-Utah State head men’s basketball coach Ryan Odom made more additions to his staff this week.Odom announced the addition of Billy Bales and Noah Ralby. Bales will serve as the Aggies’ director of player development. Ralby will serve as the program’s director of analytics.Bales was with Odom at Maryland-Baltimore County where he assisted the Retrievers with daily scheduling, created social media content and fulfilled other duties where assigned.Bales is a graduate of NCAA Division II Lenoir-Rhyne where he earned a bachelor’s degree in sports management and a master’s degree in university leadership.Ralby also joins Odom after having served under him at UMBC. He is a graduate of NCAA Division III Johns Hopkins, earning a degree in economics and a master’s in entrepreneurship, innovation and leadership from UMBC.last_img read more

Ocean City Condo Complex to Rise Above Flood Level

first_imgBy DONALD WITTKOWSKIChronic flooding at the Ocean Aire Condominiums is so bad at times that stormwater literally surges as high as the windows.But residents living at the condo complex at 43rd Street and West Avenue in Ocean City’s south end won’t be moving out. They’ll be moving up.Funded by a proposed $3 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the condos will be raised nine feet higher to protect them from flooding that spills out of the adjacent marshlands and bay.“It’s never been done before. It’s an unprecedented project,” City Council President Bob Barr said of the scope of the plan.Individual homes at the shore often are built on top of piles or on a concrete foundation to elevate them above flood level, but the Ocean Aire project involves raising an entire complex of seven condo buildings – 52 units in all.“It’s going to be a fantastic thing for us here,” Steve Sinibaldi, who serves as vice president of the Ocean Aire condominium association, said in an interview Thursday.Sinibaldi explained that a construction contractor will pick up each building off the ground and then will erect a massive cinder block nine feet high underneath. The buildings will be placed on top of the cinder blocks to elevate them above flood levels.The work is tentatively scheduled to begin in November and expected take three to four months to complete. If the timing doesn’t work out this year, the project will likely be pushed back until November 2021, Sinibaldi said.Barr and Sinibaldi are being careful not to declare the project absolutely guaranteed because the $3 million grant still must receive final approval from FEMA.“It looks like we’ll get the grant. It looks good. But it’s not final yet,” Barr said.Floodwaters swamp the parking lot behind the Ocean Aire condos. (Courtesy of Steve Sinibaldi)The Ocean Aire condos fall within the Fourth Ward City Council district that Barr represents. Since he first took office in 2016, Barr has been working with the condo owners on ways to protect their complex from floodwater.“That area is the hardest hit area on the island,” he said. “The water literally comes up to the windows.”Barr praised City Finance Director Frank Donato and U.S. Rep. Jeff Van Drew, whose congressional district includes Cape May County, for their help in securing the grant.“It’s an extraordinary effort,” Barr said of the different levels of government collaborating on the FEMA funding.Sinibaldi expressed his gratitude to Barr, Donato and Van Drew for their help and also thanked his fellow board members of the Ocean Aire condo association and the residents. The board members include president Linda Shaneor, Bryan Wehler, Paul Lorenz and Chris Urban.“It’s been a long time. We’ve been working on this for three years,” Sinibaldi said.The condo owners had to kick in $40,000 just to make the application for the FEMA funding, he said.Barr pointed out that every single condo owner at Ocean Aire had to agree to the elevation project. An objection from just one would have blocked it, he said.“It takes a lot of convincing because it’s nerve-wracking for folks,” Barr said, noting that some owners were concerned that their condos could be damaged by elevating them.In a photo from August 2018, Ocean Aire condo owner Steve Sinibaldi points to a gap underneath an abandoned railroad track that he blames for flooding that spills out of the marshlands behind the complex.According to Sinibaldi, the experts believe the project can be done safely. Already, a contractor, architect and engineer have been hired to oversee the project.“It’s one of the biggest buildings of its kind on the East Coast (to be raised),” Sinibaldi said.Sinibaldi blames the chronic flooding on a gap underneath some abandoned railroad tracks that cross the marshlands behind the Ocean Aire condos. He said the gap was created when a pipe under the tracks was either removed or was dislodged during storms.A study is being conducted by a city consultant to determine whether it would be feasible to reinforce the old embankment for the railroad tracks to create a flood barrier. The consultant is also studying the possibility of building flood walls or gates or adding stormwater pumping stations to protect the south end of town. Floodwaters spilling out of the bay and marshlands often threaten the Ocean Aire condominiums. (Photo courtesy of Steve Sinibaldi)last_img read more