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Svenska Spel cancels dividend and furloughs land-based staff

first_img Regions: Europe Nordics Sweden 31st March 2020 | By contenteditor Svenska Spel cancels dividend and furloughs land-based staff Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Sweden’s former gambling monopoly Svenska Spel has announced a series of measures to help the business mitigate the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, including cancelling a proposed dividend and furloughing the vast majority of its casino staff.The operator’s online subsidiary, Svenska Spel Sport & Casino, established ahead of the country’s igaming market opening from January 2019, is also affected, with 45 of its 135 employees shifted to part-time working.This, it said, was due to sports betting activity grinding to a halt as a result of sporting events around the world being suspended.The biggest impact will be seen on its land-based business, with all four of its Casino Cosmopol-branded venues shuttered last week (27 March), alongside all restaurant casinos, after the Swedish government banned gatherings of more than 50 people.This will see 800 of Svenska Spel’s 900 land-based staff across the casinos in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmö and Sundsvall and at its head office furloughed until operations can resume. The operator is preparing to negotiate with trade unions on providing short-term work for the employees affected.“We are implementing these measures to adapt the business to the current situation, and are doing so with the utmost care for our employees,” Svenska Spel president and chief executive Patrik Hofbauer (pictured) explained.“Our hope is to be able to quickly resume full operations and staffing when the situation improves,” Hofbauer added. “But right now we do not know how this situation will develop, or how long it will last, and therefore it is necessary that we take steps to ensure a sustainable business.”Finally, Svenska Spel’s board of directors has opted to withdraw its recommendation for an SEK850m (£68.0m/€76.9m/$84.3m) dividend to be issued to shareholders.This was proposed following the publication of the operator’s 2019 results, which revealed a 2.4% year-on-year decline in revenue to SEK8.58bn, with net profit for the year dropping 40.0% to SEK2.48bn.Unlike almost all other European countries, Sweden has to date resisted introducing stringent social distancing measures, and its schools, bars, restaurants and shops all remain open. A restriction on gatherings of more than 500 people was in place until last Friday (27 March), when this was revised down to 50 people, while home working is being encouraged. Casino & games AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Casino & games People Sports betting Strategy Sweden’s former gambling monopoly Svenska Spel has announced a series of measures to help the business mitigate the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, including cancelling a proposed dividend and furloughing the vast majority of its casino staff. Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Email Addresslast_img read more

Transcorp Hotels Plc ( 2016 Annual Report

first_imgTranscorp Hotels Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2016 annual report.For more information about Transcorp Hotels Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Transcorp Hotels Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Transcorp Hotels Plc (  2016 annual report.Company ProfileTranscorp Hotels Plc is a hotel operations company in Nigeria and a subsidiary of Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc. The latter is a diversified conglomerate with business interests in the power generation, hospitality, agriculture and oil and gas sectors. Hotels in the Group include Transcorp Hilton Hotel, a 5-star hotel with 670 rooms located in Abuja; and Transcorp Hotel with 146 rooms located in Calabar. Formerly known as Transnational Hotels and Tourism Services Limited, the company changed its name to Transcorp Hotels Plc in 2014. Its head office is in Abuja, Nigeria. Transcorp Hotels Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

CAFCA Limited HY2017 Interim Report

first_imgCAFCA Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the half year.For more information about CAFCA Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CAFCA Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CAFCA Limited (  2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileCAFCA manufactures and supplies cable and allied products for the transmission and distribution of electrical energy and telecommunication. Its primary market is Southern and Central Africa, although it has an export footprint that extends to parts of Europe, including Russia. The company prides itself in manufacturing over 900 cabling products to British, South African and Zimbabwe quality standards, including 11KV XLPE cables. CAFCA Limited recovers decommissioned cables for recycling; and supplies telecommunication cable ranging from indoor cable to underground cable and aerial self-supporting cable. Established in 1947, CAFCA is a subsidiary of CBi Electric African Cables (South Africa) which is owned by Reunert Limited (South Africa). CAFCA listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange; Johannesburg Stock Exchange and London Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Rethink Mental Illness to move to opt-in only communications

first_imgRethink Mental Illness to move to opt-in only communications Supporter PromiseThe charity has also introduced  a ‘Supporter Promise’. This makes 11 commitments to supporters, ranging from never selling data to a third party, through to ensuring that they do not consistently approach anyone who might be considered to be vulnerable.Vulnerable people and donors who might be vulnerable have been one of the key issues highlighted in the media and political criticism of some charities and some of their fundraising methods over the past year.Emma Malcolm added:“We recognise that we have supporters who might be considered vulnerable, or might care for a vulnerable loved one. As a mental health charity we believe that anyone who comes into contact with us should be treated with respect, and in the way they’d expect to be treated, vulnerable or not.” Tagged with: data protection Law / policy opt-in  88 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis18 Rethink Mental Illness has committed to adopt an opt-in only policy from this summer, so will only contact supporters who have given it express permission to do so. This will apply to all communications channels, whether telephone, email, SMS or direct mail.These permissions will last for a maximum of two years. The mental health charity has pledged that, if the supporter gives no confirmation about how they would like to hear from them after this time, they will no longer receive emails, magazines or newsletters.General Data Protection RegulationThe charity’s decision comes just under two years before the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into full force. This will require all organisations, including charities, to show that their direct marketing recipients have consented to communication.Committing to full opt-in communications does, however, take the charity beyond what is currently required in terms of data protection legislation, and indeed what will be required by the GDPR. Nevertheless, RNLI and Cancer Research UK have both already committed to an opt-in only approach for some or all of their fundraising communications. Image: People’s consent – Jakub Grygier on  87 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis18 Emma Malcolm, Associate Director for Fundraising and Supporter Engagement at Rethink Mental Illness, explained the charity’s decision:“It goes far beyond fundraising. Our supporters give their time, they give weight to our campaigns, and they give power to our voice to help improve the lives of people affected by mental illness. This is a big step forwards in how we communicate with our supporters – how often, using which method, the language we use, and how we record their wishes.“We believe we should be setting an example of good practice, and doing what’s right. That’s why we have gone over and above what’s outlined by the law”. Advertisement Howard Lake | 21 June 2016 | News 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

May Day in N. Carolina: 5 students arrested fighting for worker rights

first_imgWW photo: Dante StrobinoRaleigh, N.C. — On May Day, the NC Student Power Union mobilized more than 350 students from 10 colleges from all around North Carolina to participate in a demonstration against the Legislature’s regressive agenda.Students began their day with a rally at the North Carolina State University Bell Tower and then marched to the Civitas Institute, a far-right think tank funded by multimillionaire and deputy state budget director, Art Pope. The demonstration raised opposition to the avalanche of backwards policies being advanced by legislators. They joined a broader coalition of workers, immigrant rights groups and many other community organizations for a march from Moore Square Park to the North Carolina Legislature.When the march arrived at Jones Street, students, young people and others took over the street, and five sat down with a banner that read, “We Demand a Future! Stop budget cuts! Stop racist voter laws! Stop attacks on workers!”During the street occupation, which lasted for nearly an hour, leaders of the Congressional Black Caucus, the North Carolina NAACP, the AFL-CIO and the Southern Workers Assembly, among others, delivered messages of support and solidarity as students spoke out against the attacks.Demonstrators then attempted to bring their demands for justice into the Legislature and five were arrested — Jessica Injejikian from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Tristan Munchel and Dhruv Pathak from UNC Greensboro, and Zaina Alsous and Carissa Morrison from UNC Chapel Hill. All five were charged with disorderly conduct, and Morrison and Pathak were additionally charged with misdemeanor assault on a government official.“We stand behind these five students who took a bold and powerful action today and put their bodies on the line to stop the attacks on the people of North Carolina,” said Juan Miranda, a student at UNCG. “Our hope is that many others are inspired to join the fightback against these forces from destroying our state and taking us backwards. We will fight these charges to the end. The fact that these students were arrested simply for peacefully trying to enter and bring their demands into the ‘People’s House’ is absurd, and the additional charges that Morrison and Pathak received are entirely baseless.”In a statement, Pathak explained why he participated in civil disobedience: “Education should be affordable and accessible to all students. The right-wing Legislature and current budget proposal will make it harder for students to get into school and stay in school. My family struggles with finances every day and has trouble making ends meet. The last thing I need is a multimillionaire writing the state budget who wants to take away my financial aid. … That’s why I took this action today.”Students have vowed that they will be back to continue demonstrations throughout the summer with other organizations, and as long as is needed.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Indiana Still has Work to do for Ag Census

first_img Facebook Twitter Indiana Still has Work to do for Ag Census Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – May 6, 2013 SHARE SHARE Ag census final callUSDA has announced one last push for farmer response to the 2012 Census of Agriculture with a closing of May 31st for return of surveys. USDA has already received more than 2 million completed forms and although Indiana has traditionally done well in response rate, state statistician Greg Matli tells HAT not all the surveys are in yet.“Well Indiana really doesn’t look too bad,” he said. “We’re in the mid 70’s and we’re trying to get that last push. We have a few counties that aren’t fairing very well so we’re concentrating on making phone calls to those counties. We’re asking all farmers if they haven’t mailed in the census questionnaire to get it back to us. If they’ve lost it they can always call our Ag Census phone number which is 1-888-4AG-STAT.”Matli says this last push for data is a chance for farmers to have a voice that a wide variety of people and organizations listen to.“From agribusinesses, town planners, local governments, policy makers, the people that use the Ag Census data is just truly overwhelming. It is every 5 years down to the county level so there’s a lot of information that county people use. Planners and industry can go down to the county to see exact profiles of the county throughout the whole United States.”That phone number again is 1-888-4AG-STAT, or 1-888-424-7828 and the website is“Our nation needs your help to ensure that decisions about U.S. agriculture accurately represent you, your communities, and your industry,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. “For every 158 people in America there is one farm. I urge you to take action today and respond to the Census – your country is counting on the information to help ensure a continued supply of food, fiber and fuel for generations to come.”The Census of Agriculture, conducted only once every five years, looks at farms, value of land, market value of agricultural production, farm practices, expenditures, and other factors that affect the way farmers and ranchers do business.“Agriculture in America is an industry built on tradition, honor and pride,” said Vilsack.Federal law requires a response from everyone who receives the Census form and requires NASS to keep all individual information confidential. Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Still has Work to do for Ag Census Previous articleIndiana Corn Marketing Council Announces New OfficersNext articleSeed Consultants 5/7/2013 Market Update with Gary Wilhelmi Andy Eubanklast_img read more

Kidspace Welcomes Special Olympics Athletes and Delegates

first_imgCommunity News Kidspace Welcomes Special Olympics Athletes and Delegates Kidspace and Pasadena Police Department Proudly Hosted a Group of International Delegates and Local Special Olympic Athletes During Welcoming Festivities From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, July 24, 2015 | 2:50 pm Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena On the evening of Wednesday, July 22, Kidspace Children’s Museum was proud to host Special Olympic Delegates from Namibia, Tanzania, and Singapore as well as the local Special Olympic Athletes, The Pasadena Ducks. The evening at Kidspace was part of the Special Olympics World Games Host Town Program. Activities included interactions with Kidspace Educators and exhibits as well as a special dance performance from the High Spirit Dancers. The Pasadena Police Department was also on hand to provide a BBQ dinner for the 150 attendees.“The Special Olympics are an incredible and truly inspirational organization and we are proud to play a roll in welcoming these delegates and athletes to Pasadena and the greater Los Angeles area in anticipation of the start of this year’s games,” said Michael Shanklin, CEO of Kidspace. “We wish everyone involved success, joy, friendship, and lots of fun!”During the week leading up to the start of the games, Pasadena will be host to more than 7,000 athletes from 177 countries. In addition to Kidspace and the Pasadena Police Department, local organizations such as The Huntington Library, the Boys and Girls Club of Pasadena, Pasadena’s National Charity League, Pasadena Unified School District, and others will be participating in welcoming these delegates and athletes as a part of the Special Olympics World Games Host Town Program. The 2015 Los Angeles Special Olympics officially begins this Saturday, July 25, and will continue through Sunday, August 2. For more information about the Special Olympics World Games Host Town Program, please visit: For more information about Kidspace Children’s Museum, please visit: KidspaceIn 1979 Kidspace Children’s Museum was established as a hands-on, participatory children’s museum, dedicated to nurturing the potential of all children. 36 years later, Kidspace has grown to be an industry leader in the field of informal, free-choice education. Located on nearly three and a half acres in Pasadena, California, Kidspace Children’s Museum has more than 40 hands-on exhibits, in addition to its outdoor spaces, programs, and activities that are designed to encourage a child’s growth and development through exploration of the environment, investigation in science, and artistic expression. Kidspace is located at 480 N. Arroyo Blvd., in Brookside Park, Pasadena, California, adjacent to the Rose Bowl Stadium. Free parking is available in Rose Bowl Parking Lot I. Kidspace is open Tuesday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Kidspace is open seven days a week between March 16 and September 7, 2015). Admission for all adults and children one year and older is $11.00. Children under one year and members are free.Kidspace Children’s Museum is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that exists to nurture the potential of all children through kid-driven experience, inspiring them to become joyful, active learners. For more information about exhibits, events, and other activities, please visit: or on Facebook at: Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. HerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Instagram Girls Women Obsess OverHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeauty First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News More Cool Stuff 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community Newslast_img read more

Consultation failure could cost dear

first_imgConsultation failure could cost dearOn 1 Dec 2001 in Personnel Today Many employers are failing fully to comply with the obligation to consult oncollective redundancies, even though sanctions are among the most draconianaccording to a leading expert in the field. Fears of tougher consultation laws from Europe are causing employers tounderestimate the impact of existing rules under the Trade Union and LabourRelations (Consolidation)Act 1992. “At a maximum of 90 days’ pay per affected employee, protective awardscan run into many hundred thousand pounds,” says Christopher Mordue, anassociate at Pinsent Curtis Biddle in this issue of employers’ Law. Yet many employers do not fully appreciate the extent of the obligation toconsult or regard it as a frustrating and inconvenient formality, he says. The warning comes as fears of mass job cuts grow. Consultancy Cap GeminiErnst & Young was criticised recently for using voicemail to inform staffof 750 job losses. Mordue advises firms to take care that the proposals are not announced as adone deal. “A natural tendency to consult only after alternatives to redundancyhave been considered and rejected by management results in an inflexibleposition that makes consultation appear a mere formality.” Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Hauliers call for flexible working time legislation

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Road haulage employers will have to recruit 60,000 more lorry drivers andface £3.8bn of extra costs when new legislation limiting working time comesinto force in 2005. This is the conclusion of a report by the Road Haulage Association (RHA)into the impact of the Working Time Directive for Mobile Workers, which willaffect all commercial drivers. The RHA is calling for the Government to ensure it includes as muchflexibility as possible when it drafts the UK legislation to implement thedirective. Under the directive, drivers will be able to work an average of 48 hours aweek over a four-month period. It will also mean that anyone working during thecore period for night work (a four-hour period between midnight and 7am) willbe limited to working a maximum of 10 hours. Roger King, chief executive of the RHA, wants working time averaged over sixmonths instead of four and more flexibility over drivers’ working time whenthey are hit by unavoidable delays such as ferry crossings. Paul Langley, operations HR manager for logistics firm Christian Salvesen,said the directive would hit the company hard. “We will see increased pressure on obtaining new staff in an alreadydiminishing labour market. I hope the directive will allow employersflexibility over the management of hours,” he said. Previous Article Next Article Hauliers call for flexible working time legislationOn 18 Mar 2003 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. last_img read more

Russia: Nuclear-Powered Ballistic Missile Submarine Sails for Sea Trials

first_img View post tag: Sails Russia: Nuclear-Powered Ballistic Missile Submarine Sails for Sea Trials June 9, 2011 Industry news View post tag: Naval View post tag: Nuclear-Powered View post tag: sea Back to overview,Home naval-today Russia: Nuclear-Powered Ballistic Missile Submarine Sails for Sea Trials View post tag: Navy View post tag: Russia View post tag: Ballistic View post tag: News by topic Share this article Nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) Yury Dolgoruky built by Sevmash shipyard in Severodvinsk sailed off for sea trials.This is the first sea cruise of the sub in this year, reported ITAR-TASS on June 7 referring to the shipyard’s press service. The submarine has been staying in the covered slipway since the last navigation season preparing for final phase of state sea trials. “Yury Dolgoruky will be delivered to the Navy in the nearest months”, said Sevmash‘s press service.SSBN Yury Dolgoruky is the lead submarine of 4th generation Project 955 Borei; she was laid down at Sevmash in 1996 and launched for further outfitting in Apr 2007. The sub will be commissioned along with new submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) Bulava which passes trials as well.[mappress]Source: rusnavy, June 9, 2011; View post tag: submarine View post tag: trials View post tag: Missilelast_img read more