Fantasy Sports Interactive links up with AfricaBet

Posted On Aug 24 2021 by

first_img25th June 2018 | By contenteditor DFS Fantasy Sports Interactive links up with AfricaBet AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: Fantasy Sports Fantasy Sports Interactive (FSI) has entered into a new partnership with gaming company AfricaBet.Under the deal, FSI will provide a range of its fantasy sports gaming products to AfricaBet’s international website.FSI and will initially roll out a core fantasy sports offering for the World Cup to complement AfricaBet’s multi-faceted betting platform.This initial service will include fantasy football products for the 2018-19 season, with the ability to add NBA basketball contests from October this year.“We have always sought to provide innovative and interactive solutions within the gaming sphere, so as to provide a world-class gaming website to our clients who hail from all over the world, not just Africa,” AfricaBet chief executive Brian Makwabarara said.“As such, we were very excited to partner with FSI, a leader in their own right within the fantasy sports arena, who are forward thinking and see the massive potential not only in Africa, but specifically in partnering with”Dennis Tsalikis, chief executive of FSI, added: “The African market is currently one of the most promising igaming markets and AfricaBet are a pioneering team with a powerful vision for Africa’s iGaming future and international growth.“We are excited to be announcing our partnership to the world and we are looking forward to enjoying a long and prosperous collaboration with AfricaBet.”center_img Topics: Sports betting Tech & innovation DFS Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address Fantasy Sports Interactive (FSI) has entered into a new partnership with gaming company AfricaBetlast_img read more

Sechaba Brewery Holdings Limited ( 2007 Annual Report

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first_imgSechaba Brewery Holdings Limited ( listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2007 annual report.For more information about Sechaba Brewery Holdings Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sechaba Brewery Holdings Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sechaba Brewery Holdings Limited (  2007 annual report.Company ProfileSechaba Brewery Holdings Limited is an investment holding company with 60% controlling interest in Kgalagadi Breweries Limited (KLB) and Botswana Breweries (Pty) Limited. Kgalagadi Breweries produces lager beers, traditional beers, bottled water and soft drinks under license. The brewery has four traditional beer breweries, a clear beer brewery, a sparkling soft drinks production plant and six sales and distribution centres in Botswana. SABMiller has a 40% stake in Kgalagadi Breweries and has management control over the operation; offering manufacturing and technical expertise, brand building and distribution expertise. Botswana Breweries produces traditional opaque beer made from sorghum and maize under the brand names Chibuku and Phafana. The Botswana Development Corporation has a 25.6% shareholding in Sechaba Breweries Holdings Limited.last_img read more

Entrepreneur opens new restaurant in Apopka

Posted On Jun 19 2021 by

first_img Reply Dale Fenwick January 2, 2017 at 9:37 pm UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 January 3, 2017 at 11:01 am LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter While most people were making the transition from celebrating Christmas to preparing for the new year, entrepreneur Neal Wohltmann quietly opened Apopka’s newest restaurant last Tuesday.  His franchise store is the 18th Jimmy John’s location in Central Florida.The counter-service restaurant specializes in sub and club sandwiches that are made “freaky fresh and fast,” according to Wohltmann, who said sandwiches are ready in 30 seconds or less.“Our sandwiches are made using real, fresh ingredients,” said Wohltmann. “And our homemade bread is always served freshly baked, and quality meats and vegetables  are sliced in-store every day.”Jimmy John’s also delivers. Customers can enter their address at the online ordering page and see if they are in the delivery area. Use this link to see the Jimmy John’s menu.Neal and Lisa Wohltmann are the Jimmy John’s franchise owners. Neal had a corporate job that required travel and he frequently ate at Jimmy John’s, so much so that his boss would often joke about it when approving his expense report. After 18 years with the company, Neal was part of a mass layoff so he needed to determine the next phase of his life. He wanted to be his own boss and loved the food and the concept of Jimmy John’s. So in October of 2015, he and his wife, Lisa, became owners of the Jimmy John’s franchise in Apopka.Neal has hired two full time managers and approximately 30 part-time employees to staff his restaurant.The new restaurant is at 3030 East Semoran Blvd. in the Colonial Shoppes at Bear Lake.Jimmy John’s is a franchised sandwich restaurant chain, specializing in delivery. The company has grown since its founding in 1983 to more than 2,500 locations in 46 states. Kevin McCormack Before you eat there you may want to see if you want to support The CEO of Jimmy Johns financially. For me anyone who does what he does will not be supported and it is my goal to make the public aware of him. Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Dale Fenwick January 3, 2017 at 10:59 amcenter_img 3 COMMENTS Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Jimmy John’s sells majority stake to Arby’s owner – Per the story, the Apopka Jimmy John’s is locally owned. Not sure what happened 10 years ago has to do with supporting a local business. Please enter your comment! Reply Reply TAGSJimmy John’s Previous articleTop 25 Country Songs of 2016Next articlePlymouth Sorrento lane closures scheduled Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 last_img read more

Intelligence led operations targeting organised and drug crime in city

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first_imgNo vaccines in Limerick yet Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSfeatured Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Andrew CareySign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up andrewGARDAI in Limerick are increasing their intelligence led operations in a bid to combat organised and criminal activity. The latest in garda operations on the Southside of the city has seen Roxboro based gardai from the divisional drug unit, together with gardai from the dog unit and special detectives seize a firearm from a house in the Ballinacurra Weston area of the city.The seizure was made at 8pm Sunday night last at a house in Clarina Avenue where a 9mm handgun was uncovered. The operation was the latest in the series of intelligence led operations targeting drug trade and organised crime.The handgun was sent to the ballistics division investigators of An Garda Siochana in Dublin where tests as to the viability of the gun are carried out. It will also be tested for any possible links to crimes or shootings.A 39-year-old man was arrested, detained and questioned at Henry Street Garda Station under section 30 Offences Against the State Act, 1939.Investigations are ongoing. Advertisement Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Printcenter_img Facebook Email Previous articleLimerick people urged to share their viewsNext articleSearch intensified for missing teenage girl admin First Irish death from Coronavirus NewsBreaking newsIntelligence led operations targeting organised and drug crime in cityBy admin – November 26, 2013 805 WhatsApp Linkedin Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHLlast_img read more

Main Evening, News, Sport, Nuacht and Obituaries Friday January 31st

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first_img Twitter Main Evening, News, Sport, Nuacht and Obituaries Friday January 31st:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ By News Highland – January 31, 2020 Pinterest Facebook Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp WhatsApp FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 center_img Previous articleGardai at scene of crash near Letterkenny Fire StationNext articleDeclan Devine adds two more signings News Highland Facebook Google+ Main Evening, News, Sport, Nuacht and Obituaries Friday January 31st Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Harps come back to win in Waterford Twitter AudioHomepage BannerNewsPlayback Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction DL Debate – 24/05/21 last_img read more

Manhunt intensifies for armed, Columbine-obsessed teen who threatened local schools

Posted On May 18 2021 by

first_imgSol Pais is armed and dangerous. We are operating out of an abundance of caution. The threat is not isolated to one school or individual. Federal, state, and local law enforcement are working together to keep our community safe. Tip Line: 303-630-6227. Media Line: 303-630-6427.— FBI Denver (@FBIDenver) April 17, 2019Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Marc Piscotty/Getty Images(DENVER) —  A manhunt is intensifying for an armed teenager allegedly obsessed with the Columbine shooting making threats to schools in the Denver area, according to authorities.The 18-year-old woman, Sol Pais, traveled this week from Miami — where she attends high school — to Colorado, where she bought a pump-action shotgun and ammunition, Dean Phillips, special agent in charge of the Denver FBI, said Tuesday night.She has allegedly expressed an infatuation with the 1999 shooting at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo.; because of her comments and actions, she’s considered a credible threat to the community, Phillips said.The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office called Pais “extremely dangerous.” She was last spotted in the foothills west of Denver, officials said Tuesday night.This Saturday will mark 20 years since the Columbine massacre. On April 20, 1999, two students opened fire at Columbine High School, murdering 12 classmates and a teacher before killing themselves.In the wake of the threats, Denver public schools are closed Wednesday, as well as public schools in Jefferson County, which encompasses Columbine High School.Public schools are also closed Wednesday in nearby Littleton, Cherry Creek, Douglas County and Aurora.The threat is not isolated to one school or individual, police said.Schools in the Denver area were placed on lockout as a precaution on Tuesday. Students were later released and no one was injured.Pais is a senior at Miami Beach Senior High School in Miami, Fla. The Miami-Dade County Public Schools said it is “fully cooperating” with the search in Colorado for the teenager.“There is no immediate threat to Miami-Dade Schools. However, in an abundance of caution and as a matter of prevention, we have heightened our alert systems and have disseminated information regarding this individual, including her picture, to all schools throughout the District,” Miami-Dade schools said in a statement on Wednesday. “Law enforcement officials are conducting a comprehensive background check on this student. Based on initial information, she has not been the subject of any investigation. We will continue to remain vigilant throughout this process. We encourage you to do the same.”Pais stands at about 5 feet 5 inches tall and was wearing a black T-shirt, camouflage pants and black boots, authorities said.Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI tipline at (303) 630-6227.last_img read more

Amid calls for police reform, better training needed to handle mental health emergencies: Experts

Posted On May 18 2021 by

first_imgLukaTDB/iStockBY: IVAN PEREIRA, ABC NEWS(WASHINGTON) — It’s a scenario that you’ve likely heard about from time to time.Police are sent to respond to a call of a mental health emergency and in some cases, there are tragic results.While some departments have implemented protocols to address these situations, sending in teams of experienced officers with special training, using police in these scenarios been called into question amid the larger conversation about law enforcement reform surrounding George Floyd’s death.Some mental health experts warn that sending officers to calls involving severe suicidal thoughts or a person experiencing a violent psychological episode is not always the best solution.Although officers are trained to handle tense situations, foiling a robbery or assault is not the same as someone who is in deep mental distress, according to Dr. Adwoa Akhu, a clinical psychologist and an adjunct professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.“It can be terrifying and depending on how the police person shows up, it could escalate things or it can comfort it. It depends on how police officers present themselves,” she told ABC News.A report issued this month by The Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law found of the nearly 1,000 people shot by police officers in 2018, a quarter had a mental illness.Akhu and other experts say some police departments are making progress with new training and specialized teams that are deployed to mental health emergencies, but there is still a way to go.Ajima Olaghere, an assistant professor of criminal justice at Temple University, said a major roadblock for effective responses to mental health emergencies is the fact that there is no uniform policy across the nearly 18,000 police departments across the country.“We can safely assume that there is a lot of variation in how police academies and police departments may train officers to respond to individuals in crisis,” she said in an email to ABC News. “Across this variation, there are differences in how crisis intervention training may be prioritized and institutionalized as an aspect of police services.”Olaghere said that there has been some progress over the last couple of decades as some major police departments have been enacting reforms to better prepare their officers and other first responders to mental health emergencies.In 1988, the Memphis Police Department unveiled a model known as the Crisis Intervention Team. Under CIT training, select officers receive a 40-hour preparation from mental health workers on how to handle persons with mental illness, dispatch operators are given training on how to spot an emergency call involving a person with mental illness and officers drop off the person at a centralized mental health facility instead of jail.There are currently 2,700 CIT programs in use throughout the country, which represent about 15 to 17% of the nation’s police forces, according to the JAAPL report.One of the departments that use CIT is the NYPD, which receives an average of 175,000 911 calls a year for “emotionally disturbed persons,” or EDPs, according to an NYPD spokesman. EDPs are defined by the NYPD as “persons who appear to be mentally ill or temporarily deranged and are conducting themselves in a manner in which a uniformed member of the service reasonably believes is likely to result in serious injury to themselves or others,” according to the department’s 2018 use of force report, the latest available.The NYPD spokesman said that 15,000 officers have been certified through its CIT program since it started in 2015, and during emergencies involving an EDP, highly trained Emergency Service Unit (ESU) officers are deployed. If the situation involves a person who has isolated themselves and refused to comply with officers, the Hostage Negotiation Team (HNT) will be requested, according to the NYPD spokesman.In 2018, the NYPD used force in 1,400 EDP calls (about 0.8%), and in 80% of those instances, officers used the “lowest level of physical force,” according to the 2018 use of force report. A stun gun was used in 0.1% of the encounters, according to the report.“Our patrol officers and supervisors work in tandem with our elite units to deescalate and offer quick and effective aid to those with behavioral health concerns,” the spokesman said in a statement to ABC News.The NYPD spokesman added the department is always evolving and adapting its mental health response training and recruits are given training on de-escalation tactics.Akhu, who helps the NYPD train its ESU and HNT units, said there is still a problem when it comes to other officers, who she said only receive a day of exercises about mental health issues. She said their basic training for emergencies might supersede the limited understanding of a mental health emergency. Officers in the ESU and HNT units, by comparison, get five days of training on mental health issues, she said.“Police officers who are trained as paramilitary may not recognize a mental health crisis and treat it as something else,” Akhu said.Dr. Jennifer Skeem, a professor of psychology at the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley, who has researched police mental health reforms, agreed and said this stems from the general stigma against mental illness in the country.Although CIT training has shown some successes, Skeem said it should not be sole solution to improving mental health emergency responses.“It’s been reduced to this idea that you give 40 hours of training to this team and they’re ready to answer mental health calls,” she told ABC News.Skeem said police departments should come up with new tactics and strategies to address these problems. Most importantly, they should expand the use of programs that have been established in some precincts where psychology professionals are deployed to handle those emergency calls that involve mental health.The NYPD has Co-Response Teams, which pair two officers with a city Department of Health & Mental Hygiene clinician to emergency calls that involve a person with mental health issues.Two years ago, the Dallas Police Department, Dallas Fire-Rescue Department and Parkland Hospital created the Rapid Integrated Group Healthcare Team or RIGHT Care where specially trained paramedics, police officers, and mental health professionals are deployed to emergency mental health calls in four ZIP codes.A mental health clinician is staffed in the city’s 911-call center and coordinates with the team.Jason Evans, a spokesman for Dallas Fire-Rescue, said last year RiIGHT Care received over 4,000 calls and the unit helped 3,377 patients connect to appropriate care. Parkland’s psychiatric emergency room admissions from those ZIP codes decreased by 20% after the program’s first year, according to the hospital.The departments are making a push with the city council to expand the program to other parts of the city, according to Evans.“In the first two years we feel the program has been doing great,” he told ABC News.Skeem said researchers are currently studying the effectiveness of this program, but in general, having cooperation between trained mental health professionals and law enforcement is a step in the right direction.“That will help build a bridge between the police, community and other agencies,” she said.In the meantime, Skeem said it is vital that law enforcement agencies focus training on mental health problems and the use of effective de-escalation tactics to crack down on the stigma and avoid any use of force.“A lot of these reforms or model programs have been developing already. I hope this creates the human, political and agency will to implement the strategies that are quite different,” she said.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Arthropod predation in an Antarctic terrestrial community

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first_img(1) Field predation by the mite Gamasellus racovitzai (GA) on three other species of micro-arthropods was determined using polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (PAGE). Attack rates were derived and prey selection examined in maritime Antarctic communities at Signy Island. (2) During summer, c. 86% of the predator population had detectable prey traces. The species composition of these traces in Gamasellus from three major habitat types reflected the proportions of prey observed in the field community, although there were differences between the life-stages of Gamasellus. The collembolan Cryptopygus antarcticus (CR) formed c. 80% of all prey traces. (3) The non-feeding component of the predator population was stable at c. 14% despite the 10-fold range in Cryptopygus densities between moss-turf, fellfield and ornithogenic sites. (4) Data from field and laboratory experiments showed no detectable functional response over a 300-fold range in prey density. Attack rates upon Cryptopygus calculated by quantitative electrophoresis analysis of field samples confirm this. (5) In laboratory experiments, Gamasellus presented with different size-classes of prey showed maximum attack rates of c. 4 Cryptopygus per predator per day (CR/GA day-1), decreasing with prey size to as little as 0.1 CR/GA day-1 or less for juveniles and c. 0.2 CR/GA day-1 for adults. Mean field attack rates calculated by electrophoresis analysis were more consistent at 0.2 CR/GA day-1 for protonymphs and deutonymphs and 0.4 CR/GA day-1 for adults. These attack rates would easily be sustainable at the lowest field densities of Cryptopygus (c. 1 cm-2) ever likely to be encountered by Gamasellus at Signy Island. (6) Experiments using mixtures of two prey (Cryptopygus and a second collembolan, Parisotoma octooculata) showed that Gamasellus prefers the former species, with feeding being maximal at the ratio of 4 Cryptopygus: 1 Parisotoma. Live weight gain of the predator is also greatest at this ratio. (7) The data validate the method of Lister, Usher & Block (1987) for the quantification of field attack rates by predatory micro-arthropods. They are discussed in relation to the strategies adopted by an invertebrate predator to maintain its population in extreme habitats containing few prey species.last_img read more

Landlord group blames Selective Licensing for steep rent rises

Posted On May 7 2021 by

first_imgHome » News » Housing Market » Landlord group blames Selective Licensing for steep rent rises previous nextHousing MarketLandlord group blames Selective Licensing for steep rent risesLandlords in Nottingham say costs of up to £780 per property are being passed on directly to tenants, as many had predicted.Nigel Lewis18th October 20190859 Views A recently-introduced Selective Licensing scheme has been blamed for fast-rising rents in one of the UK’s busiest property markets.Using data from Zoopla, which this week identified Nottingham (pictured, above) as one of the hottest private rental markets in the UK, a leading property owners’ group in the city has said the property licensing scheme is a key reason for a 5.4% rise in rents, a greater increase than in Leeds, Bristol, Leicester, Derby, York, Brighton, Liverpool or Sheffield.Giles Inman, a business development manager at East Midlands Property Owners Group, has told local media that the 14-month old Selective Licensing scheme introduced in Nottingham covering 32,000 rented properties was having its predicted effect.When the scheme went live in August 2018 many local landlords said the extra bureaucracy and costs would persuade many landlords to put up their rents.Rogue landlordsLandlords also said they were worried that good ones would sign up to the scheme, which costs either £480 or £780 per property depending on a landlord’s accreditation status, while rogue landlords would ignore the regulations.This appears to be coming to fruition too; half of the 32,000 properties in the city are unlicensed, it is claimed.“There are lots of factors that are driving rent up and Selective Licensing is one of them,” says Inman (left).“It has been a costly exercise for landlords across the city and they said additional costs would be passed on.“Every landlord, and I speak to hundreds of them, they have all put their rents up since August last year. They have gone up because the costs have gone up. We are a business.”Read more about Selective Licensing schemes. East Midlands Property Owners Group Giles Inman Selective Licensing scheme Nottingham October 18, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

Campaign launched for ‘Oxford Living Wage’

Posted On May 3 2021 by

first_imgThe Oxford Living Wage Campaign has launched a new drive to pressure the University and its colleges to commit to the ‘Oxford Living Wage’, with students signing a petition calling for staff to be payed £9.69 per hour.The petition reflects Oxford City Council’s recent commitment to pay its employees an ‘Oxford Living Wage’, which stands at 95% of the London living wage.The petition notes that while the University has been paying its employees the National Living Wage of £8.75 per hour, it has become “increasingly clear that the National Living Wage is not sufficient for workers in Oxford, one of the most expensive cities in the country.”Lloyds Bank named Oxford as the least affordable place in the UK to own a home last year. According to the report, the average house price is nearly eleven times the average yearly income.Chair of Oxford SU’s Living Wage Campaign, Rebecca Durkin, told Cherwell: “Our aim with the petition is to use it as a starting point for our campaign for an Oxford Living Wage.“In previous years, we’ve focused on campaigning for the National Living Wage, which has increasingly been adopted by colleges, as our recent table shows.“However, we feel there’s still further to go, and we’re hoping that this petition will help to build student awareness and support for the Oxford Living Wage, which will put us in a better position to start having conversations with the university about putting this in place.”Durkin told Cherwell that the Campaign for Living Wage has been in contact with individual councillors and is “hoping to use [the Council’s] recent review and decision to implement the Oxford Living Wage to build momentum in the University.”The Living Wage Campaign released a Norrington Table in April, revealing that six colleges were not paying the National Living Wage.Then-chair of the campaign, Jacob Armstrong, told Cherwell: “The Living Wage Campaign wants to change that. We have collected data on wages and conditions across colleges and private halls in the university since our inception, and decided to undertake the ambitious task of producing a comparable table based upon base wage rates across our constituent colleges and halls as they stand in 2018.“A new conversation is desperately needed to address the lack of fair and proportionate wages for non-academic staff, particularly after the City Council has shown such leadership in its recent consultation on the Oxford Living Wage for its employees.”The Oxford University Living Wage Campaign was founded in 2013 by Oxford students to campaign for a Living Wage for all staff within the university and its constituent colleges.In 2015, the campaign was successful in lobbying the university to pursue accreditation to the National Living Wage as set by the Living Wage Foundation.last_img read more