first_img Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Slots Email Address Glitnor fined for offering unauthorised slots in Sweden Lucky Casino operator Glitnor Services has been fined SEK400,000 by Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen, after it was found to have offered games not permitted under the country’s Gambling Act.Spelinspektionen said the offence was potentially severe, and could have resulted in a fine of up to SEK240m. However, it added, the fact the operator had flagged the breach and taken action to ensure a similar violation did not occur in future meant that a lower financial penalty and warning was sufficient punishment.The case centred around three titles, Money Wheel, Dream Catcher, Monopoly Live and Deal or No Deal, which went live on Lucky Casino from 1 July 2019, and were eventually removed on 16 December that year. Over that period they were played by 478 players, generating turnover just under €69,000.The games in question were different from the standard slot format, which spinning wheels or symbols rather than reels. While they awarded jackpots based on combinations generated by a random number generator, the regulator concluded that they did not fit the definition of a slot game, as set out in the Gambling Act.This would have made them a form of lottery game, which would have resulted in a violation of Glitnor’s licence, as it is only certified to offer online casino and sports betting. However, the titles did not fit the act’s definition of a lottery game, meaning they should never have been launched in Sweden.Offering unlicensed games was typically a serious infringement, as it violated consumer protection controls, Spelinspektionen said. In this case, it added, the violation had continued for around five months.On the other hand, Spelinspektionen noted that Glitnor had been quick to flag the issue once it had been identified, and implemented a new approval process for all new casino content. The regulator therefore concluded that there was no reason to assume it would repeat the infringements.This, it said, meant that a warning was sufficient punishment, but one that should be combined with a penalty fee.This, it said, should be set between a minimum of SEK5,000, and no more than 10% of the operator’s annual turnover from licensed operations. Glitnor’s gross sales for the period from April 15 to December 31 2019 amounted to just over SEK1.71bn, which corresponds to an annual turnover of SEK2.40bn, based on Spelinspektionen’s estimates.This would have justified an SEK240m fine, it said. However this was reduced based on Glitnor’s response to the violation, which suggested that the launch of the illegal games had been a genuine mistake. As such, it felt that a relatively low fine of SEK400,000 was merited. 20th May 2020 | By contenteditor Regions: Europe Nordics Sweden Lucky Casino operator Glitnor Services has been fined SEK400,000 by Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen, after it was found to have offered games not permitted under the country’s Gambling Act. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Casino & games Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: Slot Machineslast_img read more

first_img Nigerian regulator fines operator N10m over unpaid winnings AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address Regions: Africa Western Africa Nigeria Nigeria’s National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC) has ordered local lottery operator Sponge Nigeria to pay out N138m in winnings owed to players, and fined the operator N10m for failing to do so. Lotterycenter_img 8th June 2020 | By Conor Mulheir Topics: Lottery Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Nigeria’s National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC) has ordered local lottery operator Sponge Nigeria to pay out N138m (£280,728/€314,966/$355,794) in winnings owed to players, and fined the operator N10m for failing to do so.Sponge ran a promotional lottery, the Better Life Billionaire Promo around six months ago, though ultimately failed to pay customers their winnings.This NLRC director general Lanre Gbajabiamila, said, amounted to a violation of the operational terms and conditions of its permit to run promotional lottery in the market. Furthermore, he added, Sponge had failed to come up with an acceptable reason for withholding winnings. In a letter to the operator, Gbajabiamila said: “Your continued failure and/or refusal to pay legitimate winnings is a flagrant violation of the National Lottery Act 2005 and Regulation, and Operational Terms and Conditions.“By accepting the NLRC permit for the [Better Life Billionaire Promo], Sponge was legally bound to conduct its affairs with all due propriety and protect participating stakeholders,” Gbajabiamila wrote. “Under […] the terms and conditions, Sponge promised to “’ensure that all prizes and monies due to prize winners are redeemed in full.”The director general warned that Sponge was now expected to pay out winnings and its fine as soon as possible, with failure to do so likely to result in additional fines and enforcement action. According to the NLRC, “failure to pay winnings undermines the integrity of the lottery/gaming industry and [is] inconsistent with transparency, accountability and fairness which are hallmarks of the Commission’s operations.”last_img read more

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News 200 Years of Indiana Dairy History in Cheese Name Sym Last Change By Gary Truitt – Aug 11, 2016 Live Cattle LEM21 (JUN 21) 118.70 1.13 How Indiana Crops are Faring Versus Other States SHARE 200 Years of Indiana Dairy History in CheeseSarah KaufmannThe big cheese sculpture is back at the Indiana State Fair. In keeping with the Bicentennial theme, it represents 200 years of dairy history in Indiana. What started as 2 industrial sized blocks of cheese, donated by Pace Dairy has been turned into a story of the dairy industry in Indiana from 1816 to 2016. Cheese artist Sarah Kaufmann and 2 assistants spent over 200 hours creating the masterpiece, “We start with the pioneers bringing their family dairy cows to Indiana and then traced the innovation that has occurred over the years.”   Also represented is the nutrition education, milk promotion, and animal care that has been the hallmark of the industry.Kaufmann, who has been carving cheese at the Indiana state Fair since 2006, put some innovation into this year’s display with vibrant colors, like red and blue, “I make a cheese putty and add candy coloring.  This adds depth to the orange and white background of the cheese.”Kaufmann interacts with the public as she carves the cheese, answering questions about the dairy industry and dairy products. Now that the sculpture is finished, it has become one of the more popular selfie stations on the fairgrounds, “Everyone wants to get their selfie with the cheese.”  Just grab a dairy selfie at various dairy locations (Dairy Bar, Cheese Sculpture in the Ag Hort building, and/or with the dairy cows) between Friday, August 5 and Sunday, August 21, hashtag it #SayBIGCheese, and follow @INDairy on Instagram! The contest ends at 5:00 pm on August 21.The cheese sculpture is made possible by Indiana dairy farmers and the American Dairy Association of Indiana.You can see the big cheese in the NW corner of the Ag Hort building through the end of the Fair. You can also watch the special video presentation at our web site. Facebook Twitter Lean Hogs HEM21 (JUN 21) 122.68 0.22 Corn ZCN21 (JUL 21) 684.50 -14.50 Battle Resistance With the Soy Checkoff ‘Take Action’ Program Minor Changes in June WASDE Report SHARE Previous articleMidwest Ag Credit Conditions DeterioratingNext articleGetting Dry but a Good Year for Indiana Corn Gary Truitt RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Feeder Cattle GFQ21 (AUG 21) 151.18 2.78 Wheat ZWN21 (JUL 21) 680.75 -3.00 200 Years of Indiana Dairy History in Cheese Facebook Twitter Soybean ZSN21 (JUL 21) 1508.50 -35.50 All quotes are delayed snapshots STAY CONNECTED5,545FansLike3,961FollowersFollow187SubscribersSubscribelast_img read more

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Facebook By News Highland – March 10, 2020 Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Previous articleTwo males wanted after car smashed with metal barsNext articleMore parades in Donegal cancelled News Highland Twittercenter_img Google+ WhatsApp Foster and O’Neill cancel Washington trip RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter At Stormont, it’s been confirmed that First Minister Arlene Foster and deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill have cancelled their planned trip to Washington for the St Patrick’s celebrations to support the ongoing efforts to deal with Covid-19.In a statement, they say they took the decision this morning to allow them to participate in ongoing critical contingency planning meetings.They say Economy Minister Diane Dodds will attend a number of engagements with influential stakeholders over the coming days in Washington to deliver the message that Northern Ireland is open for business. Harps come back to win in Waterford News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

first_imgRecent detailed mapping, section logging and an improved understanding of the geological evolution of the Antarctic Peninsula provide a robust framework for an improved lithostratigraphic subdivision of the Latady Basin, eastern Ellsworth Land. Within the Latady Basin we recognize two main groups: Ellsworth Land Volcanic Group and Latady Group. The focus of this paper is the Latady Group, which is formally subdivided into five formations: Anderson Formation, Witte Formation, Hauberg Mountains Formation, Cape Zumberge Formation and Nordsim Formation. Middle Jurassic, shallow marine deposits of the Anderson Formation are overlain by quiet anoxic deposits assigned to the Witte Formation. The start of the Late Jurassic is marked by the deposition of higher energy deposits of the Hauberg Mountains Formation, subdivided into three members (Long Ridge, Mount Hirman and Novocin members) that reflect varying lithological and environmental characteristics. Thermal subsidence during the latest Jurassic led to deposition of the basinal Cape Zumberge Formation, while uplift of an active continental arc along the Antarctic Peninsula led to deposition of the terrestrial Nordsim Formation in the latest Jurassic to earliest Cretaceous. The evolution of the Latady Basin reflects early extension during Gondwana break-up, from the Early Jurassic to earliest Cretaceous, and is consistent with a shift in the underlying forces driving extension in the Weddell Sea area from intracontinental rifting related to a mantle plume, to active margin forces in response to subduction.last_img read more

first_img Written by January 21, 2019 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 1/20/19 Beau Lundcenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Sunday’s sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONIndiana 120, Charlotte 95L.A. Clippers 103, San Antonio 95Minnesota 116, Phoenix 114NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEChicago 8, Washington 5NY Islanders 3, Anaheim 0Vancouver 3, Detroit 2Arizona 4, Toronto 2Carolina 7, Edmonton 4NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE PLAYOFFSOT L.A. Rams 26, New Orleans 23OT New England 37, Kansas City 31TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALLBoston College 87, (11) Florida St. 82(15) Marquette 79, Providence 68(23) Iowa 95, Illinois 71Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

first_imgTwo steadfast members of the jam scene, moe. and Yonder Mountain String Band, will join forces for a run of tour dates! The bands will come together for three nights, between August 31st and September 2nd, with stops at three different venues in the Midwest.The run for moe. actually begins a few days earlier, as they perform on August 27th at the Waiting Room Lounge in Omaha, NE and again on August 28th at The District in Sioux Falls, SD. From there, moe. will link up with Yonder for the three shows, with dates at Lake Superior Big Top Chatuauqua in Bayfield, WI on August 31st, Bluestem Center For The Arts Amphitheater in Moorhead, MN on September 1st, and Simon Estes Riverfront Amphitheater in Des Moines, IA on September 2nd.To get you in the mood for any potential collaborating, check out this video of moe. playing “Plane Crash” with guest work from Allie Kral, performed at Summer Camp 2013:moe.ticketing for all five of the above shows will be available beginning Monday, May 16th, at 12PM Eastern. Check out the schedule below:last_img read more

first_imgIn addition to their summer dates, Turkuaz is returning to the West Coast for the Fall of 2017! The tour will canvas California, reach up throughout the Pacific Northwest, extend as far east as Colorado, and conclude at Joshua Tree Music Festival. The majority of dates will feature support from very special guest Sinkane, with a Top Golf date in Las Vegas with Organ Freeman.By the time the September outing hits, Turkuaz will have finished a landmark summer including debuts at Bonnaroo, Red Rocks, Camp Bisco, Northwest Strings Summit, Floyd Fest, and more. Other notable summer stops include Funk Of Ages with Lettuce and Snarky Puppy at The Fillmore in Philadelphia, PA in June, and a Phish Baker’s Dozen After-Party at Irving Plaza in New York City in July. A full list of tour dates are below with more to be added in the future.Turkuaz’s Mikey Carubba Taps Ridiculous Lineup For NY Birthday ShowOff the road, the nine piece has been working on new material and spent time in May at The Bunker Studio in Brooklyn, NY with Jerry Harrison of The Talking Heads in the producer’s chair. We can’t wait to hear more about this! Turkuaz 2017 Tour Dates:06/08 Manchester, TN: Bonnaroo06/10 Stephentown, NY: Disc Jam06/24 Philadelphia, PA: The Fillmore06/30 Waitsfield, VT: Frendly Gathering07/01 Cincinnati, OH: Paradise On the Point07/02 Chicago, IL: Live On Lincoln07/13 Scranton, PA: Camp Bisco07/15 Northwest Plains, OR: Northwest String Summit07/25 New York, NY: Irving Plaza07/28 Floyd, VA: Floyd Fest07/29 Floyd, VA: Floyd Fest08/18 Pittsboro, NC: Big What?08/19 Cockeyesville, MD: Hot August Festival08/24 Westerly, RI: Paddy’s Beach Club08/25 Westerly, RI: Paddy’s Beach Club09/01 Saranac Lake, NY: The Water Hole09/03 Bouckville, NY: The Yard @ Ray’s BBQ09/12 Arcata, CA: Humboldt Brews09/13 Ashland, OR: The Historic Ashland Armory09/14 Chico, CA: Lost On Main09/15 Santa Cruz, CA: The Catalyst Atrium09/16 San Francisco, CA: The Fillmore*09/17 Templeton, CA: Whale Rock Music Festival09/20 Missoula, MT: Top Hat Lounge*09/21 Spokane, WA: Knitting Factory*09/22 Seattle, WA: Neumos*09/23 Portland, OR: Wonder Ballroom*09/24 Bend, OR: Domino Room*09/27 Salt Lake City, UT: The State Room*09/28 Aspen, CO: Belly Up*09/29 Boulder, CO: Fox Theatre*09/30 Denver, CO: Ogden Theatre*10/03 Phoenix, AZ: Last Exit Live*10/04 Solana Beach, CA: Belly Up*10/05 Los Angeles, CA: Teragram Ballroom*10/06 Las Vegas, NV: The Yard @ Top Golf^10/07 Joshua Tree, CA: Joshua Tree Music Festival10/27 Placerville, CA: Hangtown Music Festival10/28 Placerville, CA: Hangtown Music Festival*w/ Sinkane^ w/ Organ Freemanlast_img read more

first_imgIn an address Wednesday evening at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), journalist Rami Khouri presented an overview of the “bewildering and exhilarating changes” that have swept the Middle East since the Arab Spring more than a year ago.In his wide-ranging talk, “The Arab Spring: From Citizen Revolts to National Reconfigurations,” Khouri expressed optimism tempered with a few caveats, telling the packed audience that “what we’re seeing now is an unprecedented and historic process of self-determination” in the region.Steve Walt, Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Affairs, moderated the event, which was part of the Middle East Initiative Speaker Series at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, and introduced Khouri. “A lot has been going on in the region recently,” Walt began, indirectly referencing the attacks on U.S. embassies and diplomats in Egypt and Libya last week. Speaking more generally about the Arab Spring, Walt said, “We are now witnessing upheavals in the region that some have welcomed and others have feared.”Khouri’s connections with the region are manifold. A senior fellow at the Middle East Initiative, he is also editor-at-large of the Beruit-based Daily Star, where he writes often about regional events. Khouri admitted, “It’s difficult to come up with one analysis that captures the variety and depth of what’s going on” in the region, but he detailed a number of critical factors. He began by noting that “governments are now more accountable” to their people and to emerging systems of checks and balances.“Constitutional councils and judges are creating robust checks and balances, and so is the media,” said Khouri.“A whole range of new actors is emerging,” Khouri continued, including revolutionary youth, labor unions, tribal groups, the Muslim Brotherhood, the armed forces, bands of thugs, the court system, secular and nationalist parties, and individual citizens. “The most exciting process under way is the creation of new constitutions, as these new actors are forced to negotiate new relationships to share power while reflecting national values and principles.”Khouri highlighted the difficulties in balancing so many divergent interests in such a condensed time frame.Constitution building is messy, necessary work, Khouri said, requiring a “new balancing between military and civilian authorities, between religiosity and secularism.” Khouri cited Tunisia, which is currently debating “whether Islam is the only source of law or just one source of law” among others. Delicate political and social issues that took hundreds of years to emerge in Europe or the United States (like the role of women or church-state relations) are now being passionately debated in countries such as Egypt and Tunisia.“Everyone in the region wants a civil state, but nobody knows exactly what that means,” Khouri said. “Will Islamists, for example, make decisions based on scripture or on the will of the people? Does law come from God or from the people?”There are challenges ahead. Khouri raised the issue of the legitimacy of Arab borders, some of which were defined during the colonial period. “Do these states make sense to their own people? They’ve never been fully ratified by their peoples,” who may wish for separation or decentralization, noted Khouri. An ever-present potentially destabilizing factor is the Arab-Israeli conflict, which also feeds into anti-American feelings in the region.After his presentation, Khouri invited questions from the audience. Asked how the United States should respond to the Syrian government’s brutal crackdown against its own people, Khouri answered that “the international community should help supply arms to the opposition groups, but not intervene directly.” It is “up to the Syrian people to decide their own fate.” Khouri described the present Syrian regime as “a Stalinist state,” and expressed optimism that “the Syrian people will take over and organize their own society” when the regime falls.What people have been witnessing recently in the Middle East, Khouri summarized, is “a process of revolt, overthrow, and now reconfiguration of the systems of power.” It’s messy, but, he said, if the process goes well, “ordinary citizens can, for the first time, feel in control of their own countries” and destinies.last_img read more

first_imgThe Farm Again program will host a workshop to introduce potential farmers to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs and loans at the University of Georgia Tifton campus on Wednesday, Feb. 28.This is the first of a series of workshops to be held this spring. UGA Cooperative Extension, within the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES), and the Institute on Human Development and Disability (IHDD), part of the UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences, manage Farm Again.The workshops introduce different USDA program components to first-time or small-scale producers, said Rebecca Brightwell, IHDD associate director. She and Glen Rains, CAES professor, co-direct the Farm Again program.“We’re doing this because we see people encounter big roadblocks. First, people need to understand what’s available and how they qualify for it. They also need to solve the problem of not having the resources to successfully grow their operations,” Brightwell said. “They may need money just to get started, and that may mean purchasing land or purchasing equipment. What programs does the USDA offer to solve this?”During the workshop, experienced farmers serve on a panel and share their experiences with past USDA program applications. Rodney Brooks, USDA Beginning Farmer regional coordinator, will discuss the top reasons for declining loan applicants.Brightwell hopes this workshop will clear up misconceptions for area agriculturists.“There’s real confusion around what’s available to farmers. For instance, there are grants, and then there are loans. What’s the difference, and how can farmers know what they can apply for?” Brightwell said. “I think workshops like this will help new farmers get the base knowledge they need to be successful in farming.” Over the past few years, a large influx of military veterans came into the Farm Again program. Farming is an excellent fit for veterans, according to Brightwell.“They’re used to hard work, and they’re used to having to adjust to unforeseen circumstances. In farming, you’re doing that all the time. Nature’s not cooperating or a crop dies because something happened,” Brightwell said. “Veterans know how to move to the next target. They want to be busy. They want something that keeps them physically and mentally engaged. That really is healing for them.”Veterans just need basic-skills training from mentors or workshops like this one, she said.“This training is just one spoke in that wheel to try to help them out,” she said.Future Farm Again workshops to be held this spring at UGA-Tifton: “Selling at the Farmers Market” on Tuesday, March 13; “Growing Organic Produce” on Wednesday, April 18; “Tractors 101” on Thursday, April 26; and “Soil 101” on Wednesday, May 16. All workshops last from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The “Tractors 101” workshop includes a driving clinic, and teenagers over 16 years old may attend with parental permission. Space is limited.To register for any of the workshops, visit www.farmagain.com/register.last_img read more