Photo Courtesy of PAHO The director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Dr. Carissa F. Etienne, has presented her proposed platform for the next five years.The Dominican-born health expert will assume another five-year term on February 1, 2018, as director of the Pan American Sanitary Bureau (PASB) following her formal election at the 29th Pan American Sanitary Conference to be held in Washington DC from September 25-29.Etienne has been PASB Director since February 1, 2013, and according to the PAHO Constitution, she can be re-elected for a second five-year term.PAHO said her candidacy was the only one that was presented by member states when they met on Friday, June 30.President of the PAHO Executive Committee, Ruben A. Nieto, of Argentina, moderated the forum on Friday, during which Etienne “presented her platform, her policy priorities and the financial and programmatic direction she proposed for the organization”.Etienne made a 30-minute oral presentation, which was followed by an hour question-and-answer session with member states, in accordance with the rules governing the election of the director.Etienne was elected PAHO director by member states of the organization on September 19, 2012, and began her five-year term on February 1, 2013.From March 2008 until November 1, 2012, she served as Assistant Director-General for Health Systems and Services at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland.Prior to that, she led five technical areas: Health Systems and Services; Technology, Health Care and Research; Health Surveillance and Disease Management; Family and Community Health; and Sustainable Development and Environmental Health.During her tenures at WHO and PAHO, Etienne led the efforts to renew primary health care and to strengthen health systems, based on primary health care, promoting integration and improved functioning of health systems.
Ogenyi Onazi’s move to English Championship club, Birmingham City, has been jeopardized by work permit denial.The Football Association (FA) turned down Onazi’s appeal for a work permit on Wednesday, following the initial rejection of his work permit application last week.The 24-year-old Nigerian, who has agreed personal terms with Birmingham City, played in over 80% of the Super Eagles of Nigeria games since his debut, winning the African Nations Cup in 2013.However, according to the BBC, the midfielder did not qualify for a work permit due to Super Eagles recent fortunes, having failed to appear in the last two editions of the African Nations Cup and not moving up the FIFA world rankings in the past two years.Onazi signed for Trabzonspor from Italian side, Lazio last year, scoring twice in 27 league appearances for the Turkish club. Related
Tottenham Hotspur have been handed a triple boost ahead of their North London Derby (NLD) clash with Arsenal on Saturday afternoon.Three key players namely Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Harry Winks all took part in training on Thursday morning to boost preparations ahead of the game at the weekend.The three England internationals were called up for the recent friendlies against Germany and Brazil before injuries sustained ahead of and during their last English Premier League (EPL) fixture with Crystal Palace forced them to withdraw from the squad.Leading goalscorer Harry Kane missed the England games with a knee injury while midfielder Harry Winks also sat out those games with an ankle trouble.On his own part, Dele Alli missed the Palace game with a hamstring injury and that forced him out of the England games. RelatedDele Alli Extends Contract With Tottenham Until 2024October 30, 2018In “England”Another Nigerian-Born Player Joins England Senior TeamNovember 10, 2017In “England”Dele Alli Emerges As Serious Doubt For Panama ClashJune 23, 2018In “England”
Related Articles Kindred marks fastest route to ‘normal trading’ as it delivers H1 growth July 24, 2020 Submit Betsson outrides pandemic challenges as regulatory dramas loom July 21, 2020 Share GiG lauds its ‘B2B makeover’ delivering Q2 growth August 11, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Pariplay has announced a deal with Betsson, which will see the industry provider roll out its portfolio of online slot content across the Stockholm-based operator’s online casino offering.The deal, which follows on quickly from a similar agreement with Interwetten, was facilitated by Pariplay’s ongoing strategic partnership with iSoftBet, an existing software partner for Betsson.Pariplay and iSoftBet, a London-based online and mobile casino software provider, distribute each other’s content through their respective content aggregator networks, FUSION and Game Aggregation Platform.Games such as Atari Black Widow, The Magical Forest and The Three Stooges are now live on Betsson.com, alongside the Pariplay’s latest branded title Atari Asteroids and Betsson’s pre-existing suite of 400 video slot titles.Adrian Bailey, General Manager at Pariplay, said: “We’re delighted to see our slots portfolio offered to players at Betsson.com, a globally-recognized gaming brand.“As we bring new games to market in 2017 and beyond, we look forward to our content having a growing impact on the brand’s player acquisition and retention.”Pariplay aims to release further branded titles later in H1 2017, which includes two games based on Valiant Comics’ brands Bloodshot and Sharknado.Earlier this month, Betsson announced the launch of its third student training program, ’The Betsson Academy 2017’, which has been designed to find fresh future talent for its operations.
StumbleUpon Mark Brosnan ends Matchbook CEO tenure May 19, 2020 UKGC lifts Matchbook suspension August 12, 2020 Share UKGC suspended Matchbook licence over AML & Risk assessment failures April 8, 2020 Share Related Articles Submit Entering a new season of flat racing, online betting exchange Matchbook (Matchbook.com) has detailed that it will offer ‘commission free wagering on every horse race’ from Sunday to Wednesday until 17 May. Matchbook, which has a 4/5 performance rating on Bookmaker Ratings, detailed that the promotion was developed in order to highlight ‘just how big an edge’ racing customers can gain from using its betting exchange services.“We’re confident that once bettors have experienced the Matchbook difference they won’t want to go back to betting with the traditional bookmakers.“At Matchbook, bettors get the best possible prices, great liquidity, and a lightning-fast betting platform. Adding commission free betting to the mix is a pretty compelling reason to open an account with Matchbook” stated Matchbook’s marketing team.In Q1 of this year, the Cork (Ireland) based betting exchange completed a full migration of all its sports markets onto its new proprietary betting platform. Matchbook has spent more than a year revamping its betting product, with a view of driving player engagement.Matchbook marketing said that its Flat Racing 0% commission promotion was the a key promotion for highlighting the firms new market capabilities.
Share Share Cellxpert selected to optimise Ellmount Gaming’s affiliate programme July 15, 2020 StumbleUpon Optimised communications help Wiraya deliver 15% reactivation boost June 3, 2020 Submit Swedish CEOs challenge ‘unrealistic demands’ against threat of igaming becoming obsolete June 8, 2020 Related Articles Following the announcement that keynote speaker Ben Jeffries will be headlining the fourth annual AffiliateFEST agenda, organisers Affiliate Insider have confirmed three new principal sponsors for the event, which is being held at the Hilton Hotel, Olympia on Wednesday September 19.Among the sponsors already agreed, newcomers Novibet, Videoslots and affiliate site – YourFreeBet.com are joining this year’s line-up in support of affiliate education and entrepreneurial iGaming skills developmentValuable InsightAs part of the agenda, networking between affiliates, operators and service providers offers an opportunity to share insight and goals and YourFreeBet.com are delighted to be involved as the official networking sponsor.Nick Gower founder of this new affiliate site which is a community based sports betting and casino portal recognises the value of networking at this particular event.“We’re sponsoring the evening networking at this year’s AffiliateFEST because we want to establish great relationships with other iGaming businesses and get better connected in the iGaming community,” Gower stated.“As a new brand to market we have a vested interest in learning about digital disruption which is exactly what AffiliateFEST covers so this is a great fit for us and our business.”The networking events provided at this year’s event allows delegates to get the perfect opportunity to meet and greet with influencers who are invested in the concept of building their affiliate business. This is such an important part of the day and one that has been recognised by the fact that an affiliate has stepped in to sponsor it.Lee-Ann Johnstone CEO at Affiliate Insider emphasised: “AffiliateFEST offers a unique opportunity for affiliate entrepreneurs to get a depth of insight about the iGaming and the broader digital industry we work in. We offer in depth insight as to the opportunities that are present for revenue growth. This is aided by our personalised networking offered in a comfortable relaxed environment which makes it easy to do real business. Affiliate Insider Bootcamps are an opportunity to work on your business not just in it.” Plenty of Business NetworkingCompleting the current sponsorship package are Novibet and Video Slots who are also delighted to be adding their expertise and support for affiliate delegates attending this content rich event.“AffiliateFEST is a great opportunity for us to meet affiliates that are serious about their business growth,” added Robert Wegert – UK Affiliate Manager of Novibet.“The affiliate channel is a key part of our business and therefore we always invest in opportunities to establish personal relationships with affiliate business owners directly. AffiliateFEST offers an opportunity for our team to discuss the latest digital trends in betting and we are looking forward to networking and exhibiting here in September.”Miles Saacks, Head of Affiliates at Videoslots.com concluded: “Lee-Ann from Affiliate Insider is inspirational. She’s developed a unique conference in the AffiliateFEST Bootcamp that we are extremely happy to invest in.“I am convinced the conference will be empowering and powerful for all those that do attend. I am looking forward to one of the best networking opportunities available today as it will be highly educational, fun and worth the time and investment we have made to be there.”Structured Content that promotes affiliate growthThis year’s AffiliateFEST is running alongside the Betting on Sports conference week so those in attendance can benefit from a broad spectrum of content specifically designed to help their businesses to grow. The sessions within AffiliateFEST are designed by affiliate marketing experts in order to give delegates a stronger understanding of how to get ahead of the competition while attaining a deeper understanding of opportunities in the iGaming sectorAlong with Ben Jeffries, other confirmed speakers include CEO of RefToken Jan Sammut, Founder of Miratrix Nick Duddy, Harris Hagan Partner John Hagan, Mishcon Partner Nick Nocton, Joakim Renman – Commercial Director at Scout Gaming Group, BGO CMO Allan Turner, Blockchip COO Diana Rotaru and former Google SEO expert Fili Wiese from Search Brothers.Registration is still open for affiliates to attend and full details of this year’s agenda can be found at www.affiliatefest.co.uk.
Winning Post: When the going gets tough … April 6, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon College OTT FloSports secures Gold Cup coverage with HBA Media February 26, 2020 William Hill appoints Nedda Kaltcheva as international Tech lead June 22, 2020 Share Renato Ascoli – IGTWilliam Hill US and International Game Technology (IGT) have confirmed that they have entered a ‘multi-year agreement’, seeking to deliver sports betting provisions to US state licensed lottery incumbents.The alliance sees FTSE250 William Hill partner with IGT the leading technology systems supplier for North American lotteries.Last August, both organisations partnered to provide a ‘full-service sports betting solution’ for the state of Rhode Island through sportsbook at the Twin River and Tiverton Casinos.Updating the market, IGT governance has disclosed that it will move to its ‘PlayShot’ sportsbook platform to US state lottery operators, offering sports betting across multiple verticals (retail, desktop, mobile).Renato Ascoli, IGT CEO, North America commented on the partnership: “Through this unique partnership, our customers will be able to enter this new activity with total confidence and trust in the service being offered. IGT is uniquely positioned as a leader in both lottery and sports betting technologies to deliver innovative solutions that will expand the possibilities for players and for lotteries themselves in this exciting new market. By forming this partnership with William Hill, we are able to bring to our lottery customers in every state a world-class combination of technology and operational expertise.”The partnership sees William Hill US act as sportsbook operations and management lead for US lottery contracts, offering services such as player and market management, trading and risk monitoring and sportsbook premises management.The strategic arrangement could see William Hill significantly expand its operational and brand footprint throughout the new US market. As North America’s biggest lottery systems supplier, IGT services state licenses for states’ of Texas, California, New York and Michigan.Joe Asher, William Hill USBacking IGT, Joe Asher, CEO of William Hill US, said: “We are delighted to be expanding our relationship with IGT to address the U.S. lottery market together. William Hill’s track record as an operator globally, and our clear leadership as a sports book operator in the U.S., in particular, mean that U.S. lotteries can be confident that in choosing IGT and us together, they will be benefiting from a reliable, trustworthy, and responsibly-managed solution – maximizing revenues to each state with a quality product and service.” Related Articles Share
Submit David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Consensus cannot be the hardest word February 21, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Related Articles Cross-party think-tank calls for £100 monthly limit on gambling August 5, 2020 Share Winning Post: Political flip-floppery leads to uncertainty for casinos August 3, 2020 Niamh McDade – RSPHLabour Deputy leader Tom Watson’s call for a tougher regulatory code on online gambling services/practices has received the backing of the Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH).In 2019, the RSPH is set to launch its ‘Gambling Health Alliance’, developed in partnership with industry charity GambleAware, as UK-wide gambling policy advisors push for problem-gambling to be treated as a public health concern.Issuing a statement, the RSPH states that it shares the concerns of Labour’s deputy with regards to a reported 400,000 11-16 year olds spending their own money gambling activities each week.Moving forward, the RSPH supports the implementation of the following discussed measures for UK overseeing gambling –A system for checking affordability before a gambler can start higher depositsStake limits on products linked to higher rates of problem gamblingThe integration of online games into the existing categorisation of gambling machines according to maximum stake and prizeNiamh McDade, Senior Campaigns & Communications Executive at the RSPH, said:“It is vital that regulations in the online world catch up with restrictions being introduced offline and we welcome the call to limit stakes in all online gambling. With 18% of the population gambling online, we must ensure that we identify and understand all sources of problem gambling. ”“We look forward to establishing the Gambling Health Alliance this year to provide a forum for all relevant stakeholders to collaborate and increase our understanding of the range social, economic and cultural factors that contribute to gambling-related harms.”Preparing to launch this 2019, the Gambling Health Alliance aims to better research gambling dynamics, habits and trends, bringing together wider organisations and individuals, with policymakers, who all have a shared interest in reducing the damage caused to health and wellbeing from gambling.
StumbleUpon Share Mansion88 integrates draw-based games and virtuals from NSoft April 29, 2020 Dafabet continues legacy platform partnership with Comtrade Gaming June 13, 2018 Comtrade gaming confirmed as partner for Superbet expansion August 28, 2018 Share Related Articles Submit Industry software and systems supplier Comtrade Gaming has inked a new strategic technology partnership with Mansion88, which will see Mansion88 migrate its complete backend system and player portal onto Comtrade’s iCore platform.Under the terms of the new partnership, the iCore platform will replace Mansion88’s current legacy system, and will deliver scalability. “Mansion is currently going through a phase of evolution and Comtrade Gaming will now play a key role in shaping the future of our technical capabilities,” explained a spokesperson for Mansion88. “We have always been at the cutting edge with our propriety sportsbook and live dealer software, we will now have a back end platform to help us support this and realise the future business ambitions. “We invested a lot of time analysing the platform market and Comtrade Gaming was a clear choice for an enterprise of our size and scale.”It is hoped that integrating with M88’s proprietary live casino and sportsbook iCore will allow Comtrade Gaming to look into further product diversification, which will enhance competitive advantage through superior player management features.“The Mansion deal represents a huge win for Comtrade Gaming,” explained Steven Valentine, Director of Interactive. “Mansion is a major player in the industry, they have a fantastic brand with a great history and we are very proud to be partnering with them. We have been present in Asia and Europe for 6 years now providing iCore to many tier 1 clients and this partnership cements our place as the go-to PAM provider for enterprise-level operators.” He continued: “Integrating multiple in-house products and combining with this with many 3rd party products into a single seamless backend takes a lot of planning and expertise to mitigate any business risk. “Comtrade Gaming is built on a consistent foundation of successful project delivery. Many operators tolerate poor vendor service or major issues with their own legacy software due to the fear of platform migration. We prove time and again that our vast experience and flexible approach with individual client needs makes us a very reliable choice for operators looking to improve their platform technology.”
UKGC warns of white label conduct following FSB failings May 6, 2020 Spelinspektionen reminds operators of AML responsibilities July 2, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Nearing the SCA deadline: Is the market prepared? August 4, 2020 Related Articles Submit Share ConnectPay will, this year, invest an additional €750,000 in Anti Money Laundering (AML) and Counter-Financing of Terrorism compliance solutions.The online banking service provider believes that security of transactions must be top priority for higher risk sectors such as online gambling, adding that financial crime across all industries has reached $2.1 trillion per annum – a figure ConnectPay expects to rise as a result of COVID-19.“The increased online gambling sessions correlate with the noticeable jump in payment transactions,” said Liutauras Varanavičius, Head of Business Development at ConnectPay. “When comparing data from January with the stats from April, we have noticed a 30% increase in gambling-related transactions. Even though it’s hard to predict how prolonged the aftermath of the pandemic will be, the necessity of instating more precautionary measures to support secure payments is too apparent to be left unaddressed.”To keep the ‘scammers’ at bay, ConnectPay has continuously invested in innovative fraud prevention solutions, latest AML safeguards and other smart tools. Key in the battle against fraud is helping companies in underserved markets maintain credibility and minimise risks arising from soaring use of online gaming.Varanavičius is firm in the belief that the surge in online gambling activity has increased the public’s exposure to digital risks, and is mindful that operators face a difficult dilemma in disassociating from fraudsters and remain credible while retaining their target audience.He stated: “The spike in fraudulent financial activity could hit the sector even harder than others: it’s already under a magnifying glass due to the nature of acquired revenue, thus any association with financial fraud could be leveraged as a pretext to revoke acquired licences and restrict business.”In confirming the additional €750,000 investment, Varanavičius emphasised ConnectPay’s thorough screening process, which prevents it from taking on clients involved in unethical business practices.