ATG warned by Swedish regulator over bonus ‘violation’

Posted On Aug 30 2020 by

first_img Sweden’s gambling regulator, Spelinspektionen, has issued a warning to ATG regarding a number of technical issues which allowed players to receive bonus offers on multiple occasions.In February, the operator sent a letter to Spelinspektionen informing the regulator of the issue. Under Sweden’s Gambling Act of 2018, licensees are prohibited from offering players a bonus offer multiple times.The operator has explained, however, that the incident has occurred due to a migration of the operator’s servers, with players’ bonus history not updating with the migration.“ATG has stated that the company takes a very serious view of what has happened, and even though the incident is linked to the relocation of servers, the company has reviewed the procedures for new customer offers so that something similar should not happen again,” Spelinspektionen said.Due to the incident being self-reported, and only lasting a brief time, Spelinspektionen director-general Camilla Rosenberg emphasised that the regulator would not take any action.“The violation has only affected a few people and has been going on for a short time,” she said. “In addition, ATG has on its own initiative reported the violation to Spelinspektionen and made a correction.“In its overall assessment, Spelinspektionen therefore considers that the violation, in this case, is less serious and that a warning may be regarded as sufficient intervention.”Earlier this week, Spelinspektionen issued a warning to Entertainment Laboratories (Enlabs), informing Enlabs that it could move to revoke its licence due to a lack of activity recorded within a re-regulated Swedish marketplace.Enlabs has been given a 1 July 2020 deadline to begin operating gaming activities in Sweden, after the regulator issued its demand.Responding to the warning, Baltic facing Enlabs has played down the potential impacts and asserted that its operations will be in effect by the stipulated date. Share Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 Global Gaming adds sportsbook extension to Ninja property August 25, 2020 Soft2Bet continues new market drive with Irokobet launch August 26, 2020 Related Articles Share StumbleUpon Submitlast_img read more


Marhaba- Official match ball for AFCON 2015

Posted On Aug 28 2020 by

first_imgAdidas and the Confédération Africaine de Football (CAF) on Wednesday, 26 November 2014 presented Marhaba, the Official Match Ball for the Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015.Marhaba, will be officially revealed on Wednesday, 3 December 2014 during the draw of the final tournament at the Sipopo Convention Centre in Malabo.Taking inspiration from the intricate history of the tournament and its famously passionate fans, the ball was designed in collaboration with the Confédération Africaine de Football. The distinctive gold and blue colouring on the ball represents the contrasting landscapes of the continent, from the Sahara desert to the bright azure sky of the Indian and Atlantic Ocean.Like its counterparts in regional and international tournaments, Marhaba has gone through a thorough testing process to make sure that it is suited to the playing conditions during the tournament. The technology incorporated into the bladder and carcass of the ball is identical to the Brazuca (2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil) and the ever popular UEFA Champions League Official Match Ball. The Official Match Ball for the Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015, is available to buy at selected Adidas retail outlets and associated stockists from Monday, 1 December 2014.last_img read more


SA’s deVilliers to play for Barbados Tridents

Posted On Feb 10 2020 by

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC): South Africa’s super star AB deVilliers is set for his first stint in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) after signing to play for Barbados Tridents, officials announced yesterday. The South African Test and ODI captain says he is excited about the prospects of playing in the CPL expected to take place in July. The announcement comes days after Barbados Tridents was purchased for a reported franchise fee of US$2 million by Dr Vijay Mallya, owner of the Royal Challengers Bangalore franchise in the Indian Premier League which de Villiers plays for. “Barbados is one of the most beautiful places in the world, and I am honoured to have been invited to join the Tridents,” said de Villiers. “The CPL has been growing each year, and I’m pleased that this year the league fits so neatly within the Proteas’ international schedule”. De Villiers’ participation in CPL 2016 is not expected to clash with any of South Africa’s international fixtures. The CPL is expected to be played during dates to be announced in July soon after South Africa’s campaign in a tri-series in the West Indies in June, where Australia are the third team. “I’ve had a careful look at my schedule and am looking forward to the next few months. For players in my position, it is important to find a balance between playing international cricket and participating in the various T20 leagues around the world,” said de Villiers. “I remain absolutely committed to international cricket but, this year, it just so happens I can play in the CPL as well; in contrast, for example, I have declined offers to play in the Big Bash League in Australia because it clashes with our home series against Sri Lanka.”last_img read more


CAF’s Conspiracy on Bility’s Disqualification

Posted On Jan 14 2020 by

first_imgIn a space of two days last week, Liberian football was struck three distinct blows. First was the death of LFA secretary general; second, the disqualification of Football Association President Musa Bility as a candidate of the FIFA presidency, and; the national football team, Lone Star’s 1-0 defeat by The Elephants of Ivory Coast.While the three events have various implications, the one that seems to have a greater impact and requires ongoing conversation is the role of Bility in the FIFA contest. Truth is, Bility is a multicolor figure in Liberia, playing various roles within the national political scope: a leader within his ethnic tribal links; owner of a significant media enterprise; a big hand in sports administration, and; a businessman of varying interventions – petroleum, rice, infrastructure, transportation, etc. With such a nature, there is bound to be questions and unresolved issues. So for him to be subjected to lots of questions – including integrity issues – during the FIFA campaign is not without prior thought. Bility has since indicated that his legal advisers are studying the proceedings for future engagement with the International Court of Arbitration for Sports.What, however, has become a larger question is his disqualification that emphasizes his disclosure of CAF’s confidential information which caused him a previous suspension from the Confederation of African Football. As difficult as the entire Bility engagement with football may have appeared and any other thing that he has been engaged with, especially over the last 10 years, this is one area that Liberians need to stand by him. There has been little effort by FIFA to make football administration transparent to strengthen consumers’ confidence.To date the entire reorganization of FIFA is due to wheeling and dealing, hence efforts should be made to ensure that moving forward inspires greater inclusiveness to lighten up the organization to eliminate dealings. Unfortunately, the process is a bit slow for the comfort of transparency advocates. Worse, the process is being steered by one of the giants in the opaqueness of football – the President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Issa Hayatou. After serving forever as President of CAF, and brutally crushing perceived enemies who made attempts to question his plan to perpetuate his ruler, he has emerged as the acting President of FIFA. The most senior Vice President of FIFA was brought in to provide interim leadership – and in comes Hayatou.In his brush up with Bility a couple of years ago, Bility divulged “confidential information,” which was a plan to revise the statutes of CAF to permit Hayatou to stand for another term of office. With no word from FIFA at the top of a pyramid of shadowy football administration, CAF openly showed contempt for dissenting views, and contemptuously endured what political leaders across Africa take for child’s play. The impression made was perpetual holding on to power, which is an African phenomenon. And truth is, this holding on has never improved the conditions of our people, but rather strengthened their misery.Returning to FIFA elections, regardless of whether Bility would have drawn the requisite votes to assume the FIFA Presidency, the issue here is the African connection. Here is a sitting head of the African connection, who resisted any effort to endorse Bility as a candidate, because this kid had dared to challenge his continuous stay in office. Then in the face of this, Bility somewhat miraculously got the required support to emerge as a candidate. This is contempt, at least within the African show of forced arrangement! With the next step of background checks, which came under the watchful eyes of Hayatou, nothing could have been further from the disdain the rulers have for the consumers, than to find further room for eliminating this troublemaker.Then issue of ‘integrity,’ included Bility’s previous suspension by CAF. Therefore, FIFA – under the watch of one of offending dinosaurs – endorsed the suspension wherein the defaulter simply disagreed with scornful rules that led to perpetuation of one man in power. With no malice to the other African candidate, Comrade Tokyo Sexwale, a simple grain test in South African affairs will show the extent to which his business dealings would place him in a ring of question marks. We expect that of business people so South Africa’s serious investigative paper Mail and Guardian, in an editorial that said no to Sexwale’s candidacy, stating that “Certain of his business relationships also raise questions. Why, for example, did he opt to partner with Israeli billionaire Dan Gertler, accused by nongovernmental monitors of making most of his fortune ‘by looting the Democratic Republic of Congo at the expense of the people?’”While this deal has become subject to US investigations, his spokesperson said Sexwale had not been convicted or charged: “All these things remain allegations. From where I’m sitting, he is as clean as a whistle.”So, since difficult business links that place other candidates in uncomfortable positions could not limit their participation, the only area upon which the “dinosaur” could lean was a highly disputed suspension. And Bility effectively became the victim of his advocacy!But we look forward to Bility and his team running to the Court of Arbitration of Sports. Bility’s suspension was appealed but denied on procedural grounds, but the ban was later lifted! Does that say something? Football administration is a cesspool that utterly needs to be changed! Easily, this is among the reasons for which I respect US Justice Department investigators for the mass of filth they are unearthing from FIFA and related organizations. This must continue, and even in the individual poor countries where a few rich, business savvy guys are exploiting the masses of the millions that are generated from the ever popular football.So, we are looking forward to the Court of Arbitration to review this decision. What was so confidential in a CAF meeting – especially if we have to consider – repealing of statutes to lift or extend term limits? This is the scandal that has caused untold suffering in Africa. It is thus a disaster when we see this unfolding in the realm of football.And so, in the face of the most challenging reforms that are poised to rock football administration, we look forward to the Sports Court to make a crucial decision – one that will uphold this rot that has represented football or one that will endorse the reform agenda.Whether that works in the interest of Bility or not, what we rather look forward to is a ruling that will strengthen transparency, accountability and inclusiveness in football and make this global fraternity a symbol of peace. (A release from Team Bility for FIFA President).Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


Men’s Tennis Wins Summit League Title To Advance To NCAA Tournament

Posted On Dec 24 2019 by

first_imgStory Links Preview Fortunately for the Bulldogs, Tom Hands clinch the title by winning a hard-fought 7-6, 3-6, 7-6 (7-5) match at the No. 2 spot to take the crown.Denver took a 1-0 advantage after winning two hard-fought doubles matches. Denver’s Mattia Ros and Pedro Fernandez Del Valle took the first doubles match after defeating Drake’s Tom Hands and Bayo Philips 6-2 in the No. 2 spot.  Drake answered back at the No. 3 spot with a 7-5 victory by Calum MacGeoch and Ben Clark over Denver’s Eric Morris and Daniel Krulig. The Pioneers clinched the doubles point after Matt Summers and James Davis beat Vinny Gillespie and Barny Thorold 7-5 in the top spot.  The Bulldogs went on to take a 2-1 lead after Gillespie took a 6-2, 6-2 victory at the top spot and MacGeoch captured a 6-4, 6-4 win at the No. 4 spot. The Pioneers fought back and tied it up 2-2 with a win at the No. 3 spot, but a win from Drake’s No. 6 Clark pushed the lead 3-2 back in favor of the Bulldogs.Denver tied it back up with a 2-6, 6-2, 7-5 win from Ignatius Castelino in the No. 5 position to turn all attention to No. 2 singles as both teams anxiously cheered on their teammates with the NCAA berth hanging in the balance. Photos Drake will learn its upcoming NCAA Tournament opponent when the field is unveiled at 5 p.m. Monday during a watch party open to the public in the Paul F. Morrison Room in the Knapp Center.The NCAA appearance will be the program’s 12th in its history and 11th since 2006. The Bulldogs successfully defended their Summit League title against the top-seeded Pioneers to win their second Summit League championship in as many years in a match that required a third-set tiebreaker in the final match. Box Score (HTML) Next Game: Full Schedule Roster Watch Live Live Stats Doubles competition1. Matt Summers/James Davis (DEN) def. Vinny Gillespie/Barny Thorold (DU) 7-52. Mattia Ros/Pedro F. Del Valle (DEN) def. Tom Hands/Bayo Philips (DU) 6-23. Calum MacGeoch/Ben Clark (DU) def. Eric Morris/Daniel Krulig (DEN) 7-5 vs. University of California 5/3/2019 – 1 p.m. TULSA, Okla. – The Drake University men’s tennis team secured its third-straight NCAA berth with a thrilling 4-3 win over Denver in the Summit League Championship match Saturday afternoon at Tulsa’ Bernis Duke Tennis Center. No. 2 Drake 4, No. 1 Denver 3Apr 27, 2019 at Tulsa, Okla. (Bernis Duke Tennis Center)Singles competition1. Vinny Gillespie (DU) def. Matt Summers (DEN) 6-2, 6-22. Tom Hands (DU) def. Mattia Ros (DEN) 7-6, 3-6, 7-6 (7-5)3. James Davis (DEN) def. Bayo Philips (DU) 6-2, 7-64. Calum MacGeoch (DU) def. Pedro F. Del Valle (DEN) 6-4, 6-45. Ignatius Castelino (DEN) def. Barny Thorold (DU) 2-6, 6-2, 7-56. Ben Clark (DU) def. Daniel Krulig (DEN) 7-6, 6-4 Match NotesNo. 2 Drake 19-13, 5-1No. 1 Denver 13-9, 6-0Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (1,4,3,6,5,2)2019 Summit League Championship FinalNo. 1 vs. No. 2Official: Kevin Gannon Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more


Italian side plan to make an offer for QPR man – reports

Posted On Dec 21 2019 by

first_imgFiorentina are interested in signing Esteban Granero from QPR, Italian media have reported.The Serie A club are said to be planning to make an offer for him when the transfer window opens next month.Adel Taarabt will delay his decision whether to play in the Africa Cup of Nations, according to The Sun.Taarabt may not play for Morocco in the tournament in order to help QPR in their battle against relegation, it has been suggested.It has also been claimed recently that R’s midfielder Samba Diakite will snub Mali.Liverpool are poised to buy Daniel Sturridge from Chelsea and let former Blues star Joe Cole leave Anfield, the Daily Mirror reports.It is claimed Cole, who is wanted by QPR boss Harry Redknapp, is set to move on as Liverpool are keen to sign Tom Ince from Blackpool as well as Sturridge.Sturridge has been widely tipped to join the Merseyside club in a £12m deal when the transfer window opens next month.The Mirror also say Chelsea scouts are to watch Corinthians star Paulinho in action against Egyption side Al-Ahly in the Club World Cup on Wednesday.This page is regularly updated. YTo4OntzOjk6IndpZGdldF9pZCI7czoyMDoid3lzaWphLW5sLTEzNTI0NjE4NjkiO3M6NToibGlzdHMiO2E6MTp7aTowO3M6MToiMyI7fXM6MTA6Imxpc3RzX25hbWUiO2E6MTp7aTozO3M6MjI6Ildlc3QgTG9uZG9uIFNwb3J0IGxpc3QiO31zOjEyOiJhdXRvcmVnaXN0ZXIiO3M6MTc6Im5vdF9hdXRvX3JlZ2lzdGVyIjtzOjEyOiJsYWJlbHN3aXRoaW4iO3M6MTM6ImxhYmVsc193aXRoaW4iO3M6Njoic3VibWl0IjtzOjMzOiJTdWJzY3JpYmUgdG8gb3VyIGRhaWx5IG5ld3NsZXR0ZXIiO3M6Nzoic3VjY2VzcyI7czoyODM6IlRoYW5rIHlvdSEgUGxlYXNlIGNoZWNrIHlvdXIgaW5ib3ggaW4gb3JkZXIgdG8gY29uZmlybSB5b3VyIHN1YnNjcmlwdGlvbi4gSWYgeW91IGRvbid0IHNlZSBhbiBlLW1haWwgZnJvbSB1cywgY2hlY2sgeW91ciBzcGFtIGZvbGRlci4gSWYgeW91IHN0aWxsIGhhdmVuJ3QgcmVjZWl2ZWQgYSBjb25maXJtYXRpb24gbWVzc2FnZSwgcGxlYXNlIGUtbWFpbCBmZWVkYmFja0B3ZXN0bG9uZG9uc3BvcnQuY29tIGFuZCB0ZWxsIHVzIHlvdSB3aXNoIHRvIHN1YnNjcmliZSB0byBvdXIgbmV3c2xldHRlci4iO3M6MTI6ImN1c3RvbWZpZWxkcyI7YToxOntzOjU6ImVtYWlsIjthOjE6e3M6NToibGFiZWwiO3M6NToiRW1haWwiO319fQ== Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more


Weekly Wrap-up: I Worked on the AOL Content Farm, Ceremonial Site Takedowns, Jailbreak iOS 4.2.1, and More…

Posted On Dec 16 2019 by

first_imgI Worked on the AOL Content Farm & It Changed My LifeATDHE Seized: How Site Takedowns Are CeremonialStep By Step, Google Docs Becoming the Mythical “GDrive”You Can Now Buy Up to 16 Terabytes of Storage from GoogleHow to Jailbreak iOS 4.2.1 – Now, Untethered!More coverage and analysis from ReadWriteWebDownload Our Latest Free Report: Engaging Online Communities The countless individual interactions people make online have introduced a new level of complexity in marketing. These “gestures” come in the form of likes in Facebook, replies in Twitter or subscriptions to blogs. Other gestures may be a link to a site or a check-in on a location-based network. Engaging Online Communities takes a look at how the modern enterprise must set up the right systems so it can keep track of the gestures that people make and perform analytics on the data. You can download and view Engaging Online Communitieshere.LocationFacebook Deals Launches in EuropeGoogle Adds 3 New Ways to Check In to Places, Including AutomaticallyMore Location coverage Tags:#web#Weekly Wrap-ups ReadWrite Sponsors The violence, ongoing turmoil, and occasional triumphs in Egypt impacted our news coverage every day this past week. But it was Marshall Kirkpatrick’s tale of life on the AOL content farm that ended up as readers’ top choice in the week’s most popular stories. Verizon, and its plan to throttle high-data users in the wake of the new iPhone release was the top mobile post. In location news, Facebook Deals arrived in Europe. And Richard MacManus profiled a leading innovator in the Internet of Things. Read on to find out who, as well as more top stories.Top Stories of the Week 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market MobileEricsson Launches Mobile Banking System to Rival Western UnionIn Preparation for the iPhone, Verizon Plans to Throttle Its Heaviest Data UsersMore Mobile coverageInternet of ThingsLast Block of IPv4 Addresses AllocatedInternet of Things Innovators: ThingMagicMore Internet of Things coverageCheck Out The ReadWriteWeb iPhone App As well as enabling you to read ReadWriteWeb while on the go or lying on the couch, we’ve made it easy to share ReadWriteWeb posts directly from your iPhone, on Twitter and Facebook using the official ReadWriteWeb iPhone app. You can also follow the RWW team on Twitter, directly from the app. We invite you to download it now from iTunes.ReadWriteEnterpriseReadWriteEnterprise is devoted to enterprise 2.0 and using social software inside organizations. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Git Hacking: A Social Layer for GitHubThe Stanford Visualization Group Debuts Visual Tool for Cleaning Up DataA Free Visual Programming Language for Big DataReadWriteMobileReadWriteMobile is dedicated to helping its community understand the strategic business and technical implications of developing mobile applications. You Can Now Buy Up to 16 Terabytes of Storage from GoogleRolling Blackouts in Texas May Cause Trouble for the CloudA Home Where the Digital Wallpaper Changes When Grandma VisitsReadWriteBizReadWriteBiz is a resource and guide for small to medium businesses. center_img Top 10 Most Popular Open Source Applications in the Enterprise (Maybe)Forget “Brand Conversations” on Social NetworksSalesforce.com Buys Google Apps Marketplace Favorite ManymoonReadWriteStartReadWriteStart, sponsored by Microsoft BizSpark, is a resource for startups and entrepreneurs. Get a Viral Launch Page For Your Startup With LaunchRockStrategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Indian Entrepreneurs Are MaturingReadWriteCloudReadWriteCloud, sponsored by VMware and Intel, is dedicated to Virtualization and Cloud Computing. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… The New Rules of the App StoreUpstage: A New App for Sharing iOS MockupsSamsung’s Galaxy Tab Sales Exaggerated, Negates Data from Android Market Share ReportEnjoy your weekend everyone!Subscribe to the Weekly Wrap-upYou can subscribe to the Weekly Wrap-up by RSS or by email below.RWW Weekly Wrap-up Email Subscription form: 4 Reasons to Spring A Few Bucks For That Premium WordPress ThemeHow to Opt Out of Receiving the Yellow PagesAndroid Honeycomb: The First Few Apps For BusinessesReadWriteHackReadWriteHack is a resource and guide for developers. Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more


Central forces get ready for Gujarat polls

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Rafael Nadal breaks, beats Stefanos Tsitsipas for 5th Australian Open final

Posted On Nov 27 2019 by

first_imgPH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss That final will come against either top-seeded Novak Djokovic or Lucas Pouille, who play Friday.A title would make Nadal only the third man in the sport’s history to win each Grand Slam at least twice, joining retired Australian greats Rod Laver — a front-row spectator Thursday night in an arena named for him — and Roy Emerson.After a series of health issues, Nadal is once again the relentless forehand-whipping force that can dominate anyone. He quit during his quarterfinal match at Melbourne Park a year ago because of a right leg problem, then stopped again during his semifinal at the U.S. Open in September because of a painful right knee. That was followed by offseason surgery on his right ankle.Even though he is wearing a strip of tape over an abdominal muscle that troubled him in the past, Nadal has been terrific in Australia, winning all 18 sets he has played.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Manny Pacquiao arrives in Manila after welterweight defense SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes LATEST STORIES US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostingcenter_img Spain’s Rafael Nadal makes a backhand return to Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas during their semifinal at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)MELBOURNE, Australia— Rafael Nadal needed all of 11 minutes in his Australian Open semifinal to show 20-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas — and everyone else — that the kid’s upset of Roger Federer was not going to be replicated on this night.Not even close.ADVERTISEMENT Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Breaking Tsitispas in the match’s third game and then another five times Thursday, while never facing a single break point himself until the very last game, Nadal bullied his way to a 6-2, 6-4, 6-0 victory that put him into his fifth final at Melbourne Park and 25th at all Grand Slam tournaments.Tsitsipas’ run to the first major semifinal of his nascent career was most notable for the way he beat 20-time major champion Federer in the fourth round, saving 12 of 12 break points across four sets and 3 hours, 45 minutes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsBut Nadal was a much more difficult puzzle to solve.On Sunday, the 32-year-old Spaniard will try to earn his second Australian Open title — he won the hard-court event in 2009 — and his 18th Slam trophy. Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more


Barnes Noble Digital Sales Quadruple Retail Sales Decline

Posted On Sep 14 2019 by

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