Speakers: Regulation Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 4th March 2021 | By Louella Hughes Ivan Liashenko, Chief Marketing Officer, ParimatchIsabella Avidar, Head of Business Development, DelasportMattia Busuttil, Head of Marketing – Emerging Markets, Betsson GroupHarel Falk, VP Sales, Solitics Retention or frustration: avoid retention pitfalls with real-time data In an industry where regulation is getting stricter and differentiating yourself is getting harder, driving up retention with high LTV players and increasing revenues is a challenge. Being armed with the right data and a personalised engagement strategy is vital in creating a unique customer experience and will help you get ahead of the competition. What are the industry’s biggest retention challenges and pitfalls?How to differentiate yourself in a highly competitive igaming eraTaking a personalised approach to each marketing touchpoint throughout the customer journeyWhat role does real-time data play in creating a unique customer journey? In an industry where regulation is getting stricter and differentiating yourself is getting harder, driving up retention with high LTV players and increasing revenues is a challenge. Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Regulation This webinar will discuss:
LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The competition is now in its 11th year and has been hosted in Lignano, Italy since its conception. Italian stallions: Padova Beach captain Giovanni Colleselli and his team celebrateBy Beth AshtonTHE LIGNANO International Super Beach 5s in July saw teams from around the world competing to be crowned beach champions.Summer Flair: Nsa Harrison, of Flair Bears, shows his powerEngland’s representatives the Flair Bears crashed out in the semi-finals after the team, more used to playing sevens, missed out to experienced Belguim side The Ghant Magnets. The Flair Bears had already defeated New Zealand, Croatia and Tonga in the pool stages and a Dutch team in the quarter-finals.Italian team Padova Beach then went on to win the tournament in a gripping all-Italian final between defending champions and rivals I Pessimi. Teams from New Zealand, Holland, Germany, the Pacific Islands, Tonga, Ireland, Belgium, Italy, Croatia, Ireland and France joined the English side on the beach over the two days. This year was the first time that the cup was streamed live on the internet for supporters around the world.It was the first time that the English Flair Bears had diversified from sevens to beach rugby and their motivation for playing is not just limited to travelling to places like Lignano and beyond. The team is part of a campaign to raise awareness for UK Brain Tumour Research after their captain and founder Barty Hills was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2007. Having made a full recovery, he and the team hope to taste success and raise money through rugby.
LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Bright spark: Italy’s Matteo Minozzi poses for a portrait at the World Cup (Getty Images) Italy’s Matteo Minozzi: “We have to use this Six Nations to relaunch”The game of rugby is all about pace for Italy’s Matteo Minozzi, with his speed of thought and execution a joy to watch and a nightmare to defend against.Success came to him quickly, too, with the Wasps full-back going from scrabbling around the foothills of the Eccellenza domestic league to the shortlist for Six Nations Player of the Championship in less than a year. Minozzi had an extraordinary time of it in 2018, becoming the first Italian to score in four consecutive tournament matches as he brought a splash of vibrant colour to Conor O’Shea’s then charges.Sadly for Minozzi, there was to be an abrupt halt as well. The sickening knee injury he suffered whilst playing for Zebre against Southern Kings that August saw him miss the whole of the 2019 Six Nations, and it wasn’t until Italy’s Rugby World Cup warm-up matches that he was fit to make a return.A couple of tries in Japan – against Namibia and Canada – suggested that he was straight back in the groove, but the 23-year-old insists that although his body is now ready for top-level rugby, the healing process continues.“In the first month after the injury (he sustained extensive ligament and tendon damage and required two operations), I thought I might never get back playing, but then it becomes about getting back to the player you were before. Even now, every time I step on the pitch, I still have that fear of not being able to do the things I did previously. It’s about trying to live the same emotions I did before and recover the same feelings of confidence. It’s a step-by-step journey.”Attending any of last year’s Six Nations games in person was a step too far for Minozzi, who instead watched on television as the Azzurri finished bottom of the table for the fourth year in a row. What he had mapped out as a campaign of personal consolidation and collective progress became a story of thwarted ambition.“My aim before the injury was to prove myself again, to show to myself and the world of rugby that I could have another Six Nations along the same lines. It was very strange to then be looking in at things from the outside.“Honestly, for a while after the injury I didn’t really want to watch any rugby and I pulled the plug a bit. But this is a new year with new opportunities for me. I want to get back to the player I was as quickly as possible, and the Six Nations would be a great place for me to do that.”Italy have not won a tournament match since beating Scotland at Murrayfield back in February 2015, and their barren run in Rome extends a further two years. O’Shea was contracted through to the end of the 2020 championship but resigned his post in November, with Franco Smith, the South African and former Benetton Treviso and Cheetahs head coach, handed the national reins on an interim basis.Minozzi, who has 16 caps, insists that results under the man who first brought him into the squad in 2017 when he won the domestic league with Calvisano do not reflect the progress that has been made in improving depth and mentality. The flyer explains the foundational work.Corner stop: Matteo Minozzi scores a try against Canada at the World Cup (Getty Images)“I think the right bases are in place and that we’ll now begin to see the fruit of the work Conor has been doing for the last two or three years. We have to use this Six Nations to relaunch, to get going again and show we’re a team that wants to compete and continue to get better. A team that wants to beat any side it comes across or at least tries to.“In terms of the coaches, I’ll always be grateful to Conor for what he did for me. In the year I was out, he stayed close and always let me know he was there for me. From the moment he gave me my debut, he always believed in me and trusted me.“On a technical level, in those two years he always played me and never placed any restrictions or limits on how I play. I’m someone who always tries to play my game and enjoy myself, and Conor gave me the freedom to do that.”It was a childhood dream of Minozzi’s to run out in the English Premiership. That wish was granted last summer when Wasps brought him in to help fill the gap left by the departures of Willie le Roux and Elliot Daly.Minozzi has no qualms about being the follow-up act to this much-vaunted pair, insisting that his main motivation is to repay the faith director of rugby Dai Young showed in pushing through the deal when the Italian full-back was still mid-recovery.“When I signed, I had only just started running again,” Minozzi says. “The belief they had in me, not knowing how I would come back from that injury, meant a huge amount. It wasn’t hard to choose Wasps. They’re one of the most highly decorated clubs in England with one of the biggest histories. In the last few years there haven’t been those major wins. But it’s a young group with strong players and bit by bit we can build something that allows us to try and win again. An absolutely magical @WaspsRugby try! Matteo Minozzi finishes off a ridiculous counter-attack!Popping the ball around for fun pic.twitter.com/tr3B4agv9W— Rugby on BT Sport (@btsportrugby) January 5, 2020Minozzi may still adjusting to the differences between life in Coventry and life in Parma but the nature and quality of the rugby is exactly what the speedster expected.Delving deeper into the differences in competitions he has played in, Minozzi adds: “Compared to the Pro14, it’s more physical, the defences are more solid and aggressive, and all the teams are strong. They can all beat each other and they can all lose to each other as well. That makes it a harder league. I’ve always thought the Premiership was the toughest competition in the world and it’s living up to that.”Minozzi hails from Padua, the northern Italian city which has long been an oval-ball stronghold and where his father, Umberto, was part of the great Petrarca Padova side that won four straight Serie A titles in the 1980s with David Campese on the wing.Umberto was himself a back-three man, playing more out wide than at full-back. He also suffered a nasty knee injury, and after surgery to repair his anterior cruciate ligament proved only partially successful, he was forced to retire aged 24.Still, it was he who introduced his boy to the game and indeed coached him for a time in the Valsugana juniors, where Minozzi was initially seen playing at fly-half.“When I went to Calvisano, they put me at full-back and it’s a place where I found myself right at home and could give the best of myself,” he recalls. “As a kid, I began playing rugby just to have fun and I think it’s my strength that I’ve continued to live it like that. Having fun on the pitch has got me where I am and I’m not going to stop now.”With frustrations to make up for and energy to burn, you get the impression that Minozzi is just getting started. Tough times on the sidelines have done nothing to curb the exciting full-back’s sense of adventure, writes Mark Palmer “I know that in my role last year there were players like Daly and le Roux. I know there are big expectations of me, but it is not something that gets me down or that I shy away from. I know what kind of player I am and I know what I can do.“That’s what I wanted when coming here: being able to measure myself against the best players and seeing where I fit in. It’s a great challenge and one that I’m embracing. From the first training session, I saw that the pace and level was much higher than what I was used to.“Being out last year was probably the toughest challenge I’ve had as a player and even more so as a person. But it helped me appreciate the things I perhaps took for granted, like being able to step out onto the pitch every weekend and to train. Even the simple act of running. For three or four months I couldn’t do that. I’m more aware now of what every day means and how to make sure I get the most out of it.” This article originally appeared in the February 2020 issue of Rugby World magazine.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Heart radio’s charity supports ChildLine with appeal About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 24 January 2012 | News 44 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: corporate Events Have a Heart, the charity set up by Heart, the UK’s largest commercial radio network, has launched its annual fundraising appeal to raise money for ChildLine, the free phone and online counselling service for children and young people.The theme for this year’s Appeal is Be A Kid For A Kid. Heart is encouraging its listeners to support the charity byreliving their youth and having in the process. Its fundraising packs are full of ideas including running a School Disco, holding a ‘Guest the Baby’ photo contest in the office, or running a cake sale or bring and buy sale.The campaign builds to Appeal Week which runs from 5 to 9 March, where Heart presenters and showbiz guests will promote the campaign and encourage listeners to donate and bid for celebrity auction lots.Dalton Leong, Managing Director of Have a Heart, said: “We’d love our 7.6 million listeners to get involved in activities to support the Have a Heart Appeal.”Last year Have a Heart raised £337,563 for Children’s Hospices UK.www.heart.co.uk/haveaheart
The HSE has confirmed that there were 20 deaths across three of it’s Residential Facilities in the North West, two of them in Donegal.It follows the publication of confidential figures obtained by the Irish Times yesterday.Following the publication of figures in the Irish Times yesterday suggesting almost 30 deaths in private and public nursing homes in Donegal, the HSE has now published more detailed figures regarding its own facilities.A statement confirms that by Tuesday of this week, there had been 1,030 deaths in Ireland associated with outbreaks of Covid-19 in residential facilities. Of this figure, 121 are associated with outbreaks of Covid 19 in residential facilities in Community Healthcare Organisation Area 1, which includes Donegal, Cavan, Leitrim, Monaghan and Sligo.In that time, 20 deaths due to confirmed Covid-19 have occurred among residents in three HSE long term care residential facilities for Older Persons in the region, two of them in Donegal. They are The Rock Community Nursing Unit in Ballyshannon and Killybegs Community Hospital. The third was Virginia Community Nursing Unit in County Cavan.The HSE says all residents and staff across its residential facilities have been tested for Covid-19. Their results are private and confidential. Homepage BannerNews Twitter Facebook Community Enhancement Programme open for applications WhatsApp Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – May 29, 2020 Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennan Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ HSE confirms two deaths in its Donegal facilities Previous articlePolice in Derry renew appeal over fatal crashNext articleBlaze brought under control at historic landmark News Highland Facebook Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Google+ WhatsApp Twitter
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Magdalen College Tower in High Street joined landmarks such as Big Ben and the Sydney Opera House by turning blue at 4.30pm yesterday in honour of World Diabetes Day. It is the first time an Oxford building has been lit to mark this occasion, an official United Nations Day led by the International Diabetes Federation.The move follows a collaboration between Magdalen College and researchers at The Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism (OCDEM) at the Churchill Hospital. On Friday, between 2pm and 6pm, the OCDEM will also be holding an open day, “Eyes on Diabetes: Research and Innovation”, to showcase the centre’s most recent work.This year’s World Diabetes Day focused on highlighting the importance of screening to ensure early diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes, and swift treatment to limit the risk of severe complications.Magdalen College Home Bursar Mark Blandford-Baker commented, “Magdalen is delighted to be able to support this Awareness Campaign for World Diabetes Day and in doing so highlight the excellent research work going on in Oxford, including the work of an alumnus of the College, Dr Rustam Rea.”Dr Garry Tan, consultant physician and clinical lead at OCDEM, added, “There is lots which can be done, from prevention of diabetes through to new medications for both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, all of which should be underpinned by education and support to enable people to live well with their diabetes.“World Diabetes Day is a day when millions of people around the world come together to raise awareness of diabetes and what it’s really like to live with the condition.“Oxford is one of the leading centres in the world for research into diabetes, and we will be opening our doors to people to come and find out what is happening about diabetes in Oxfordshire.”
Asda’s new “hot cross hedgehog” loaf is the “best product it has ever put out”, according to bakery director Huw Edwards. The new 400g spicy bloomer loaf, priced at 92p, has a ripple effect from cuts on the top. Bakery equipment company Capway Systems has started marketing Rijkaart NV products in the UK, after taking over the Dutch dough-processing equipment firm last year. The acquisition gives Capway the capability to supply complete production lines.A NEW report from market analyst Datamonitor reveals the UK is Europe’s biggest user of own-label goods, with pene-tration rate exceeding 35% of total consumer packaged goods spending. Consumer spending on private-label food, drinks and personal care reached £39 billion in 2005, and Datamonitor forecasts this will increase a further 25%, to £48.7bn in 2010. Kroll, administrator of snacks company Golden Wonder, is in negotiations with three separate parties as it seeks to sell the firm’s remaining operations, including brands such as Nik Naks. Its manufacturing site for Pringles Mini in Corby was sold to CTO Holdings, an affiliate of Tayto (NI) on January 13. Golden Wonder is continuing to trade since going into administration on January 6.
UK Export Finance (UKEF) has made 3 appointments to its senior management to enhance its capability and capacity to realise the ambitions set out in its Business Plan for 2017-20. Media enquiries: Robert Maccabe, Head of Press and Corporate Communications I am delighted to be leading UKEF’s civil, infrastructure and energy underwriting division at an exciting time for UK exports and international trade. In the last year, UKEF has enhanced its reputation as a world-leading export credit agency, from extending short-term finance to the UK supply chain, to expanding our overseas buyer finance to 62 local currencies. We are better placed than ever before to support UK exports. Richard Simon-Lewis, Head of Origination, Client Coverage, Marketing and Communications Adam Harris, Head of Civil, Infrastructure and Energy Andy Blacksell, Head of Underwriting Policy and Products I want to ensure UK exporters and their buyers can realise the full benefits of that, and am excited to be leading UKEF’s international drive to bring these major opportunities to the UK. UKEF’s offering must remain agile and adaptable, so I am excited to be able to take this role to ensure our product range continues to evolve in a way that is both evidence-based and, crucially, puts the needs of UK exporters first. Email [email protected] Richard commented: I am very pleased to announce these appointments into key positions as we look to deliver world-leading finance to help the UK’s world-leading exporters grow their business internationally. helping to connect UK capability with international demand raising awareness of UKEF’s support among exporters and overseas buyers generating new business both at home and abroad helping to develop a new network of international advisers, to support UKEF’s overseas activity across 20 different markets Richard, Adam and Andy will bring the expertise, creativity and ambition required to help UKEF realise its aim to be the best export credit agency in the world. By working closely with our customers and their overseas buyers, and growing our capacity to do ever more business in these vital sectors in which the UK is a recognised leader, we can help UK businesses thrive internationally. Mobile +44 (0)7791 797810 Richard Simon-Lewis, Head of Origination, Client Coverage, Marketing and CommunicationsRichard will focus on seeking and securing global opportunities for UK exporters: BackgroundRichard has over 25 years’ experience in structured financing, heading up energy and infrastructure units at leading project and export institutions.In 2016, he became UKEF’s Head of Civil, Infrastructure and Energy and led the division through a period of significant growth, as well as pioneering an innovative new ‘supplier fair’ model which has connected hundreds of UK companies with opportunities worth hundreds of millions on major international projects.Adam began his career in the Civil Service Fast Stream, gaining experience in a range of positions, including credit risk analysis at UKEF, as well as policy at HM Treasury and HM Revenue and Customs. He spent over five years in UKEF’s aerospace underwriting division, before becoming Chief of Staff to Louis Taylor, UKEF Chief Executive, in 2016.Andy has over 15 years’ experience at UKEF, spanning roles as a country policy officer for sub-Saharan Africa and an underwriter in UKEF’s civil, aerospace and defence sector teams, as well as managing the department’s transition through landmark changes to its governing statute in 2015. They will help UKEF implement its strategy to lead with finance, bring major international business opportunities to the UK and help UK companies better compete for business around the world.Additional recruitment into senior roles across UKEF’s policy and operations divisions to build the department’s capacity and expertise further is planned for the coming months.Louis Taylor, UKEF’s Chief Executive Officer, welcomed Richard, Adam and Andy to their roles, saying: Andy Blacksell, Head of Underwriting Policy and ProductsAndy will focus on the development and delivery of products that UK exporters need to support them in making the most of trading internationally, with greater pace, efficiency and capacity.Andy commented: Adam Harris, Head of Civil, Infrastructure and EnergyAdam will manage and develop UKEF’s growing team of 30 specialist underwriters, responsible for delivering and enhancing UKEF’s support for the civil, infrastructure and energy sectors.Adam commented: