Topics: Uncategorized AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address Slots play is boring, we have heard millennials say over and over.Raised playing multi-player video games, living in an ultra-connected world and spoiled with entertainment choices, they are used to share their photos/posts/stories/games/experiences with their community.The online casino has instead been a solitary experience, which, unsurprisingly, doesn’t appeal to the younger demographic. But the world of gambling is slowly adopting the inspiration from other gaming experiences, such as social, streaming, leaderboards and sharing capabilities, to make online casino a more shareable fun.What exactly are the elements from video games that make the experience so engaging?Can the new reality post Covid19 speed up the adoption of shared experiences?Can the acquisition of NetEnt by Evolution Gaming surprise us all by blurring the product lines in creating innovative solutions aimed for the next generation?This webinar panel discussion will explore these trends aimed at innovating within the online casino and provide insight from experts within our industry and a wider gaming space.Speakers:Moderator: Karolina Pelc, Basic StrategyAlex Tomic, Founder, Alea GamingThomas Rosander, Ex CEO Dunder, Mr Green, EA, BwinSteve Bocska, CEO, Pug Interactive (ex Disney and Radical, professor giving lectures on Gamification and Communities, Board Member at the Candian Video Games AwardsTobias Svensen, CEO, Casinogrounds (ex LeoVegas)Robin Reed, Chief Executive Officer, Ichiban Ventures This webinar panel discussion will explore trends aimed at innovating within the online casino space and provide insight from experts within our industry and a wider gaming space. Uncategorized 15th September 2020 | By Aaron Noy Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Sharing and shared experiences: are community-oriented products and features the emerging trend for our industry?
Regions: Denmark The big valued the business at £53.8m, but Sportech said this “fundamentally undervalues [its] businesses and prospects”. Meanwhile, Sportech last week unanimously rejected the latest of multiple approaches regarding a takeover from New York-based investment fund Standard General. 13th November 2020 | By Robert Fletcher Sportech’s Racing and Digital division has completed the integration of its Quantum pari-mutuel betting solution with Danish operator Danske Spil’s network of gaming terminals. The integration comes after Danske Spil last week reported a 7.0% year-on-year decrease in gross gaming revenue for its third quarter, due to the impact of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) on its land-based outlets. Retail sports betting “The expansion of our horseracing pools will offer exciting new content to more players and generate additional support for the horseracing industry in Denmark,” Danske Spil chief executive Niels Erik Folmann said. Gross gaming revenue for the three months to 30 September reached DKK3.44bn (£414.7m/€461.9m/$545.8m), down from DKK3.69bn in the same period last year. Sportech’s senior vice president sales and business development EMEA, Bruno Gay, added: “The integration of Sportech’s Quantum System with terminals supplied by Scientific Games also opens the door for future opportunities to extend pari-mutuel pools betting on horseracing and other sports through their terminal network.” Tags: Scientific Games Sportech Danske Spil The integration with Danske Spil terminals, which are supplied by Scientific Games, will extend the retail network for pari-mutuel betting on horse racing to an additional 600 retail outlets across Denmark. Topics: Sports betting Retail sports betting Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Danske Spil completes Sportech retail integration AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The expanded service will be available to players from 2021. Carried out in cooperation with Scientific Games, the integration will enable Danske Spil to process pari-mutuel bets on horseracing through an extended number of retail points of sale.
Much like last year’s results, respondents felt that personalisation will have the most immediate and significant impact (32.94% in 2021 versus 35.85% in 2020), followed by data/analytics (22.35% in 2021 versus 33.95% in 2020). The scales tilted slightly towards agreeing, with 17.65% strongly agreeing and 25.88% somewhat agreeing versus 18.82% somewhat disagreeing and a small percentage of 2.35% strongly disagreeing. He sees the current interaction between tech and regulation as limited at best: “Technology hasn’t helped, [for example] what regulation has done with IP blocking, making sure that only specific things are done in a specific event. AI could have given insight. For all the things it doesn’t do, the thing it does right is predictions.” Throughout the webinar session, the panellists expressed similar sentiments to the audience. Tobler said: “For me, this pandemic has shown that in many cases, we don’t need this highly advanced technology. Many companies are just missing easy-to-use tools to help them to work remotely, and in a more automated way.” Of the various concerns raised, one respondent said: “[My disquiet is] around responsible gambling and how AI could be used to drive lifetime value the wrong way – this is the human element, however, not the tech.” This was a sentiment echoed by a number of respondents. Indeed, many conversations around the technology failed to distinguish between artificial narrow intelligence (ANI) – technology that is currently available in the form of machine learning – and yet-to-be-achieved more conceptual developments such as artificial general intelligence (defined as human-level) or artificial super intelligence (surpassing human capabilities). 9 minutes read Part two sees Josephine Watson diving deeper into AI/ML, the role of regulatory intervention in driving uptake and the impact of the pandemic. However, one question around which respondents demonstrated slight more consensus was the role of Covid-19 in demonstrating the need for disruptive technology. While once again the majority (40%) neither agreed nor disagreed with this sentiment, 22.35% strongly agreed and 30.59% somewhat agreed, with only 7.06% somewhat disagreeing and not one respondent strongly disagreeing. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Compliance, for example, seems to be of much greater interest this year, increasing from 9.43% in 2020 to 15.29% in 2021. Chatbots also seem to have gained more traction, jumping from 3.77% to 9.41% – perhaps on account of the more distributed workforce in light of Covid-19. One startup highlighted by a respondent as intriguing for its capabilities was Luka, an AI-driven companion chatbot which could offer exciting opportunities for a more personal approach. “We felt that this had an impact on how regulation is viewed by the regulator and the pressure increased.” Topics: Tech & innovation ICE365 Content Series Artificial intelligence ID, Blockchain Platform Product Regtech Start ups Virtual reality AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter And while he did see hope in fostering innovation through relationship-building with regulators, “the big challenge is how to explain to a regulator how the new technology can help. We have to be able to explain what this kind of technology honestly will bring as an added value to regulation, player protection and tax revenue.” As part of the panel on our inaugural Futures Survey webinar in February, Four Wood Capital’s Lauren Seiler commented: “I think that at this point, you’d like to see the rosy side of things, but this isn’t an industry that has the greatest rep out there. If we start to use this technology and take things a little too far, it’s going to make things significantly worse.” “There’s always a focus on the harm it can do. If you want to drive tax revenues, attract players from the grey or black market, you’re dealing with already very thin margins, particularly in sports betting. Why would a good player transition from the grey market into the white market if you can’t give them a competitive project because you’ve regulated the bejesus out of it.” When we asked our respondents for their perspective on regulatory intervention to drive new technology uptake, 40% strongly agreed that regulators have a responsibility to both monitor and encourage development, with a further 38.82% somewhat agreeing. About 7% either somewhat disagreed or strongly disagreed, and 14.12% neither agreed nor disagreed. One highlight from last year’s survey we expanded upon this year were ethical concerns around the use of AI in online gambling. “Part of it is the operator’s fault because nobody lobbied up as well as they could have, and we’ll only see the effects of this in 3-4 years.” As two of the greatest areas of interest in disruptive technology from 2020, we added more emphasis to questions surrounding AI/ML and blockchain in our 2021 survey. Automation, however, has remained much the same, with 17.65% of respondents noting an interest in 2021 versus 15.09% in 2020. The greatest apprehension, understandably, surrounded its relationship with responsible gambling, with 21.15% of respondents registering their unease. One thing is clear: there is much to be done to educate both the industry and its consumers ahead of mass rollouts. It’s yet to be seen how disruptive technology will shape the industry, but we can be certain that the next phase of igaming will be bright. From his experience in Europe, Marcel Tobler, chief strategy officer at Grand Casino Baden, added: “Regulation is very often not based on a logical level, it’s based on politics – what politicians have an opinion on at that moment. Specifically with the pandemic, people became more aware that there are risks in online gambling, and some people when they worked from home or did not work at all got into trouble as they didn’t have a way to control their online gambling behaviour. This topic in particular was discussed at length during the webinar, with varying degrees of support from our panel. Buhagiar bemoaned the “draconian” nature of this type of intervention. “Regulation is bad – simple. The way it’s done is bad,” he said. “Now, players have no choice but to be driven underground to look for their fix, and that’s a big issue. One respondent added: “Operators are always limited by regulatory constraints and to use new disruptive technologies these should be embraced by the regulators in parallel.” Indeed, recent newsflow suggests that regulators in markets such as Great Britain and France are looking to become more attuned to new tech and solutions to future-proof their operations. Seiler had a slightly more sympathetic perspective based on her experience in the US: “Legislators and regulators have the best of intentions in mind, but it’s almost monopolistic. It can starve innovation to a certain degree, and there’s not an understanding of technology and the good it can do. While following a similar trend, worth noting is the wider margin between the two leading examples, seemingly spurred by an increase in the applicability for other use cases. Another webinar panellist, Julian Buhagiar, co-founder of RB Capital, told the audience that he sees two sides to the conversation around AI/ML: “The first is the positive benefits – where can AI/ML help. There’s certainly KYC, which is a specific problem that can easily be solved by throwing more computing power at it. Data privacy and the extent to which it is used from a legislative perspective is quite important. AI, if misused, is a serious threat that we need to understand.” As one respondent quite rightly highlighted, and as addressed in our 2020 report, we are still a long way from the kind of AI that is being discussed by some respondents. She added that players newer to the online space raise even greater ethical concerns: do they know that they are speaking to a bot, not a person? Do they understand their behaviour is being tracked to personalise their experience? This reflects a slightly stronger sentiment when compared to last year when only 70.06% overall agreed and 15.10% overall disagreed. 9th March 2021 By contenteditor Tech Futures survey and report: Part two While some technologies have been integrated to an extent into igaming operations, such as AI for sports betting and minimal VR/AR experiences, the jury was still out for our respondents as to whether the industry is good at adopting and fully utilising disruptive technologies, with the majority (35.29%) neither agreeing nor disagreeing with this statement. While we’ve seen some progress a year on, it is apparent that there is still much to be done to educate and facilitate development across the sector. As one respondent said: “Gaming is years behind the curve here and the existing tech stacks are not exactly compliant with new technology. It is going to be new and independent tech that drives the industry forwards, not the incumbents.” In addition to these areas, concerns were raised about consumer education, the security of the technology and its sustainability in the face of ever-changing regulatory regimes. We asked respondents to outline the challenges they feel it may face here, and while 36.53% of respondents cited no ethical concerns, a variety of points were raised. Adopting disruptive techWhen it comes to the nuts and bolts of adopting these technologies, another question we raised this year was who bears the burden of responsibility for driving the industry forward? Indeed, all of the technologies mentioned are not “future technologies” in so far as they don’t yet exist, only that they have the potential to reshape the industry – and perhaps the world – as a whole. Additionally, 13.46% of respondents expressed concerns around data privacy: how AI will process personal data, who is responsible for the data collected and how the technology “may connect dots that are not relevant”. “Then you’re going to have the regulatory environment clamp down even harder than it might need to, so I do think that there is a certain level on not only the operators but also the regulators and everyone to not take that too far.” Indeed, the responses from our survey highlight hugely varied perceptions of how far along the adoption curve igaming is compared to other sectors, some positing that these technologies remain underdeveloped and that we are light years from their use, others expressing impatience at their limited usage thus far. Read part one of the Tech Futures Survey here. Email Address
Honeywell Flour Mills Plc (HONYFL.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Honeywell Flour Mills Plc (HONYFL.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Honeywell Flour Mills Plc (HONYFL.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Honeywell Flour Mills Plc (HONYFL.ng) 2015 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileHoneywell Flour Mills Plc is a flour milling company in Nigeria and manufactures and markets wheat-based products which includes flour, semolina, wheat meal, brown flour, pasta and noodles. The company markets it products under the Honeywell brand name. Formerly known as Gateway Honeywell Flour Mills Limited, the company changed its name to Honeywell Flour Mills Plc in 1995. The company is a subsidiary of Siloam Global Services Limited. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Honeywell Flour Mills Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
New African Properties Limited (NAP.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2020 annual report.For more information about New African Properties Limited (NAP.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the New African Properties Limited (NAP.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: New African Properties Limited (NAP.bw) 2020 annual report.Company ProfileNew African Properties Limited, listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange is a public variable rate loan stock company which offers investors the opportunity to share in a diversified portfolio of 64 well-established and well-positioned properties made up of a mix of retail, commercial and industrial properties with quality tenants. Its primary focus is the retail property sector. NAP aims to provide positive returns to investors by investing in appropriate retail properties; maintaining a profile of strong, quality tenants; maximising contractual rentals and minimising rental arrears, bad debts and vacancies; and optimising expenditure using a sound governance framework and skilled service providers. New African Properties Limited is a subsidiary of Cash Bazaar Holdings (Proprietary) Limited.
Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSMuseum of the Apopkans Previous articleVolunteers needed to help provide books to Apopka schoolsNext articleYothers Road to be closed for Wekiva Parkway construction Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Who are the Photo Organizers?The Photo Organizers are a community of independent business owners who offer a vast knowledge of information on photo creation, organization and management services. The services can range from helping clients organize their varies photo collections to scanning old photos to large projects of cataloging a life’s worth of photos and everything in-between.E-Z Photo Scan, the leading marketer of desktop photo-scanning systems and a proud sponsor of the Save Your Photos Alliance, reminds everyone the 3rd Annual International Save Your Photos Month is September 2016. The month-long celebration of family history and stories offers numerous events to learn how to preserve photos and documents for posterity.“In the three years of annual Save Your Photos activities, nearly 200,000 images have been preserved at these events,” says Richard “Rick“ Lippert, president, E-Z Photo Scan. “From natural disasters to negligence, family photos are being lost to future generations. The Save Your Photos Alliance is dedicated to raising awareness of the problem.”Lippert adds the need to preserve family photos goes beyond simply scanning old photos. Today’s consumers are capturing more personal photos than ever, and these photos also need to be preserved.“InfoTrends estimates 1.2 trillion pictures will be taken worldwide this year,” explains Lippert. “Many families don’t think about preserving those pictures now, for the benefit of families and for future generations. Without a print, it’s important for every family to set aside time to back up and to preserve family photos. That off-the-cuff selfie on your daughter’s iPhone could be a treasured memory in a few years. If that image is not backed up, that’s an irreplaceable loss.” Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 We all have old pre-digital photos around the house, right? It is time to check your closet, garage and attic because Saturday is Save Your Photos Day in Apopka!In conjunction with the Museum of the Apopkans, E-Z Photo Scan is holding a Save Your Photos Day event for Apopkans from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, tomorrow, September 24th at the Museum of the Apopkans.Use this link if you are not sure where the museum is located.You can have up to 100 photos (or 35mm slides), scanned for free during the event. You will also learn how to organize and preserve your treasured photos.The Save Your Photos initiative is a public service outreach campaign developed by The Association of Personal Photo Organizers (APPO) to teach individuals how they can preserve life’s irreplaceable photos, videos and documents, in case of unforeseen accident or disaster. Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here
Chile ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/622310/casa-erz-cristian-berrios-arquitecto Clipboard 2013 Save this picture!© Gustavo Burgos+ 17 Share Collaborators:Carolina Cabrer, Mario CarvajalStructural Engineering:Mauricio DelgadoSanitary Engineering:Marcelo ValenzuelaScale Model:Rodrigo Ceballos, Marcos AravenaClients:Rosanna Zapata y Eduardo FrammSite Area:10.000 m2Country:ChileMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Gustavo BurgosText description provided by the architects. The house is located on a hill that marks the edge of Ranco Lake in Futrono, in the south of Chile. Given this great tension with the views, the house is located perpendicularly, seeking to create a “front” to the generous views. Foreseeing the difficulty of supervision during construction, we made an inventory of local construction systems and thereby tried to standardize a language with prospective builders. Wood construction is customary in the site; our accommodation was to set against a strict modulation of the extensive and quiet volume, in sharp contract with the sinuous and diverse geometries of the landscape.Save this picture!© Gustavo BurgosThe high base is a new dimension to look at, and also serves to dispel the distance from the edge of the water when one is sitting. This support also works as a “back support” to the wooden structure on its south-west side; an exposed concrete wall 2.10 m high contains service facilities; we propose a thick and habitable wall for service enclosures.Save this picture!PlantaAccess in the center of the house connects to the individual and common rooms, it is the meeting place for the inhabitants; the dimension of this “lobby” and its views make this transit space becomes a location of ambiguous permanence.Save this picture!© Gustavo BurgosA narrow corridor leads to the rooms which are reached by going down two steps; a raised edge contains the beds and works as a low sill. The circulation towards common areas is defined bound by the large windows; the visual relationship with the landscape expands.Save this picture!ElevaciónA single flat roof is the large formal link with the geometry of the slope; both angles are repeated bending the directionality to the vast landscape that dominates the site.Save this picture!© Gustavo BurgosThe expression of the exposed concrete and the proposal of a deliberately oversized wood structure is intended to stimulate the aesthetic and tectonic experience of the building, over the minimum size necessary for the structure. The homogeneity of the volume, in its exterior condition, disappears in the sum of interior instances that the house proposes, seeking to intensify the sensory experiences of its users.Save this picture!© Gustavo BurgosProject gallerySee allShow less172-Year-Old Tunnel Project to Become London’s Newest Performance VenueArchitecture NewsSantiago Calatrava Commissioned to Design His First Bridge in ChinaArchitecture News Share “COPY” Year: CopyHouses•Chile “COPY” Projects Architects: Cristián Berríos Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeCristián BerríosOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodChilePublished on April 23, 2015Cite: “ERZ House / Cristián Berríos Arquitecto” [Casa ERZ / Cristián Berríos] 23 Apr 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
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ArchDaily CopyHouses•Tecoman, Mexico Projects “COPY” Architects: CDM Casas de México Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Save this picture!© Rory Gardiner+ 22Curated by Clara Ott Share Houses TM House / CDM Casas de México Year: CopyAbout this officeCDM Casas de MéxicoOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTecomanMexicoPublished on April 02, 2019Cite: “TM House / CDM Casas de México” [Casa TM / CDM Casas de México] 02 Apr 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
News AfghanistanAsia – Pacific RSF_en Organisation Receive email alerts Follow the news on Afghanistan May 14, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Appeal hearing delay for journalist under sentence of death RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan June 2, 2021 Find out more Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says to go further May 3, 2021 Find out more News Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom” News AfghanistanAsia – Pacific News Reporters Without Borders calls on the Afghan authorities to cooperate with the lawyer of Sayed Perwiz Kambakhsh, a young journalist under sentence of death, to allow him to submit his client’s appeal. Nearly two months have gone by since the case was transferred to Kabul, but his lawyer has still not been given the case file, which is preventing him from preparing the appeal.“The case has not progressed since it was transferred to the Kabul court of justice,” the press freedom organisation said. “We urge the authorities to speed up the procedure so that Kambakhsh’s appeal can receive a fair hearing, far from the influence of religious fundamentalists. This was not the case when he was tried and sentenced to death for blasphemy in Mazar-i-Sharif. We call on foreign governments to continue to intercede on Kambakhsh’s behalf.”The authorities finally acceded to the calls for Kambakhsh’s transfer to Kabul on 27 March. Since then, he has been held in Pul-e-Charkhi prison, in the eastern part of the capital. His brother, fellow journalist Sayed Yaqub Ibrahimi, told Reporters Without Borders “the case has still not been sent to the lawyer to prepare his defence and no date has yet been set for the appeal hearing.”A journalism student who wrote for the newspaper Jahan-e Naw (“New World”), Kambakhsh was arrested on 27 October and was sentenced to death by a court in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif at the end of a summary trial on 22 January in which he was not defended by a lawyer. A dozen lawyers were approached by his family but they refused to represent him for fear of reprisals.Jawed Ahmad, a young Afghan journalist who works for the Canadian television network CTV, has been held without trial by the US military at Bagram airbase, north of Kabul, since 2 November. The Americans accuse him of being an “enemy combatant” because of his alleged contacts with the Taliban.The US military recently freed two other journalists after holding them for several years. They were Sami Al-Haj, a Sudanese cameraman employed by the pan-Arab TV station Al-Jazeera, who was freed from Guantanamo on 1 May, and Associated Press photographer Bilal Hussein, who was freed in Baghdad on 6 April. Ahmad is the only journalist still being held by the US military. Help by sharing this information March 11, 2021 Find out more