Sazka brings in Morton as new chief financial officer

first_imgLottery Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Sazka brings in Morton as new chief financial officer AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Lottery People Sports betting Strategy Pan-European lottery and sports betting group Sazka Group has announced the appointment of Kenneth Morton as its new chief financial officer.Morton will begin his new role with Sazka on 1 February, joining from private investment group KKCG where he has been serving as head of corporate finance.During his time with KKCG, Morton spent time working on several projects that involved Sazka, including its voluntary tender offer for shares in OPAP and the related financing, as well as its inaugural international bond issuance.Prior to his time with KKCG, Morton worked as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank in London, Moscow and Hong Kong, as well as in corporate finance at Thames Water.“I am delighted to welcome Kenneth to the Sazka Group team; we have worked together extensively on some of Sazka Group’s most important initiatives since he joined KKCG, and his banking and international experience will be valuable assets as we execute our business and financial strategies,” Sazka chief executive Robert Chvatal said.Morton replaces Peter Stohr, who will remain with Sazka until the end of March in order to assist with the transition.Chvatal added: “I would like to warmly thank Peter for his commitment and extremely valuable contribution to the development of SAZKA Group over the past five years, helping us to grow the company to scale, ensuring its financial stability and most recently entering in international capital markets.“After EMMA Capital exited the group in 2019, Peter is now re-joining EMMA Capital as one of its partners and we wish him well in his future endeavours.”Morton’s appointment marks the latest major senior financial executive move in the gambling industry. In recent weeks, William Hill confirmed Ruth Prior will depart as its CFO, while online gaming operator 888 announced Aviad Kobrine will step down as its CFO after 15 years with the business.Elsewhere, software supplier GAN appointed Karen Flores as its new CFO.center_img 20th January 2020 | By contenteditor Pan-European lottery and sports betting group Sazka Group has announced the appointment of Kenneth Morton as its new chief financial officer. Email Address Regions: Europelast_img read more

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Keeping players engaged: iSoftBet’s Moriarty Megaways launch

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter With new slots released every day, operators face the constant challenge of retaining and keeping players engaged. Innovation is key, but the understanding player and market preferences as well as delivering the ideal math models and mechanics can make all the difference. A ‘player-first’ approach is at the core of iSoftBet’s brand manifesto launched earlier this year, and newly released game, Moriarty Megaways™ is a true testament to that. In this video interview, iGaming Business chairman Michael Caselli and iSoftBet’s Head of Games Mark Claxton discuss the key strategies for creating an engaging game and building loyal customers.  Casino & games Topics: Casino & games 20th May 2021 | By Elena Carrutherscenter_img Keeping players engaged: iSoftBet’s Moriarty Megaways launch Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more

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Three ready-made fundraising events for charities

first_img Creating and implementing a fundraising event is hard work, so it’s good to see some organisations offering ready-made opportunities. Here are three from this week.1. The Great Big Small Charity Week Quiz 2015The FSI, organisers of Small Charity Week, are once again offering small charities the Great Big Small Charity Week Quiz 2015. All you need to run an event or to invite your supporters to run one is available to download for free. Register it on the Small Charity Week website and your event could benefit from some publicity.2. Marathon Walk WindsorWindsor Castle and the River Thames – photo: Kevin Day on Shutterstock.comOriginally developed for the Consortium for Street Children, the Marathon Walk Windsor is open to all registered charities in UK to participate in and to raise funds for their own charity.Taking place on 21 June, it consists of a 42km walk from Windsor to Little Marlow along the River Thames and back after a stop for lunch. All refreshments en route are included in the registration fee. There are also 21km and 10km alternative routes. There are 2,500 walker places available. Advertisement Tagged with: Events small charities Howard Lake | 22 April 2015 | News 3. The Small Charity Week Sitting-Down DecathlonIf a pub quiz is just a bit too energetic for you and your supporters, then the FSI have a more sedate alternative, The Small Charity Week Sitting-Down Decathlon.It is a fundraising team-based competition of little challenges that can mostly be done sitting down! Again, all the details on how to put on an event to benefit your charity can be downloaded for free. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Three ready-made fundraising events for charities  37 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. Main image: green grass comfy chair by Modest777 on Shutterstock.comlast_img read more

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Donegal farmers welcome “frank exchange” with minister

first_img Google+ Donegal farmers welcome “frank exchange” with minister Newsx Adverts Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire By News Highland – June 7, 2011 Google+ WhatsApp Previous articleFrancois De Dietrich tells BBC he intends returning to IrelandNext articleWe The Citizens initiative holding consultation in Letterkenny News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter Twittercenter_img WhatsApp Pinterest The IFA ‘s Donegal Chairperson says Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney is a man with whom the IFA can do business.PJ Mc Monagle was speaking after a meeting with the minister at the weekend.He accepts that Mr Coveney is doing his best to secure some financial help for farmers who have suffered as a result of the recent gorse fires in Donegal, but  says the minister and the government need to do more to offer a proper replacement for the REPS scheme.He says they had a frank exchange of views, and there’s more talking to come……….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/pjifa1pm.mp3[/podcast] Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterestlast_img read more

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Large firms prepare for major changes

first_imgMost large companies are planning for major change or restructuring over thenext 12 months, according to new research. A Mori poll of 200 firms reveals that just over half of those with aturnover in excess of £20m anticipate major change or restructuring later inthe year. Almost a third (30 per cent) of the companies with a £20m turnover areexpecting to expand, with 24 per cent forecasting an acquisition programme. The survey was carried out on behalf of interim provider BIE and managingdirector Martin Wood said it highlighted the need for experienced changemanagers. “This research shows how much change is taking place in Britishbusiness, and the pressing need for experienced managers who can come in andoffer instant advice and delivery,” he said. Managers at senior level are also changing jobs more frequently, with almost30 per cent of firms losing a senior executive in the last six months. The study shows employers are finding it increasingly difficult to replacethese executives, with 81 per cent of the vacancies still unfilled. More than 90 per cent of directors prefer using interims when managingchange. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Large firms prepare for major changesOn 16 Jul 2002 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

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Shell tempts the top talent with a billion dollars

first_imgShell tempts the top talent with a billion dollarsOn 20 Jan 2004 in Personnel Today Potential recruits for Shell don’t have to do much – they only have toconvince the company’s senior management to give them $1bn. Shell has developed the ‘Gourami business challenge’ in a bid to recruit toptalent from universities in Europe, Russia, Africa and the Middle East. The challenge saw around 40 final-year undergraduates flown to Portugal forfive days to plan the long-term stability of Shell in the fictional country ofGourami. The students are split into teams and must create a coherent long-termstrategy. They must then pitch it to three ‘hard-nosed’ senior managers fromShell, who have the discretion to give them a budget of up to $1bn. The HR team had the task of attracting people to Shell in Gourami,determining the number of recruits needed and how to manage them, while payingclose attention to financial constraints. This year, Shell awarded the budding execs $725m. Navjot Singh, Shell’s global marketing manager, recruitment, said thatputting students into a ‘real life’ situation allowed Shell to assess a newgeneration of leaders and, at the same time, gave students a strong insightinto the world of Shell. “This allows the students to deal with day-to-day problems of astrategic nature,” he said. “The programme is designed to developtalent and talent is the bedrock of Shell going forward.” Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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Home secretary welcomes EU migrant workers

first_img Previous Article Next Article Home secretary welcomes EU migrant workersOn 17 Feb 2004 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. The expected influx of foreign workers from Eastern Europe should bewelcomed into the UK because they are desperately needed by UK businesses, theHome Secretary has claimed. David Blunkett said that far from restricting the number of employees comingfrom the new EU member states, the UK should be viewing them as a positive signof a growing economy. He said that parts of the UK – including London, the South East and Scotland– were crying out for more workers, because of the high employment rate anddemographic problems. Ten new member states will join the EU on 1 May, but some nations, includingGermany and France, have decided to prevent migrants working over fears theycould be flooded with cheap labour. John Phillpot, chief economist at the Chartered Institute of Personnel andDevelopment, said the Government was right to allow freedom of movement becausethe economy needed the influx of labour. He also said the numbers of people coming to England from countries such asPoland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic would not be as high as expected. “The number of migrants has probably been exaggerated, but the countrydoes need more labour,” he said. “The UK economy is unusual becausewe can’t fill skills shortages, but as a service economy, there are also manylow-skilled roles available.” Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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HMS Victory Host to Trafalgar Day Commemoration

first_img The 210th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar was marked with a ceremony on board the Admiral Lord Nelson’s flagship, HMS Victory, yesterday, Oct 21.The annual Trafalgar Day event commemorates the naval battle which took place at Cape Trafalgar, 1805, in which British vessels were victorious over French and Spanish fleets.Vice Admiral Jonathan Woodcock OBE, Second Sea Lord, laid a wreath on the brass plaque that marks the spot where Nelson fell, in the ceremony led by the Reverend James Francis RN and Father Charles Bruzon RN.Vice Admiral Woodcock said:The Battle of Trafalgar is a significant part of British maritime history. It is therefore extremely important that the Royal Navy continues to mark the occasion, and remember Admiral Nelson along with the sailors who fought with him.Lieutenant Commander BJ Smith, Victory’s 101st Commanding Officer added:Taking over Command of HMS Victory this year is a huge privilege and Trafalgar Day is the most important day in our calendar.[mappress mapid=”17245″]Images: Royal Navy/LA(Phot) Jay Allen October 22, 2015 Authorities View post tag: HMS Victory Back to overview,Home naval-today HMS Victory Host to Trafalgar Day Commemoration Share this article HMS Victory Host to Trafalgar Day Commemoration View post tag: Royal Navy View post tag: Trafalgar Daylast_img read more

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Umphrey’s McGee Closes Asheville Run With Big Jams And ‘Dear Prudence’

first_imgThere’s no denying it; Umphrey’s McGee is on fire. The band concluded a two-night stand at the ExploreAsheville.com Arena in Asheville, NC last night, treating crowds to their patented brand of improvisational rock and roll. The show opened with a powerful set from TAUK, who continue to impress with a unique blend of progressively funky instrumental jams. There’s a reason TAUK continues to pick up fans by the scores.After their opening set, Umphrey’s came out firing with a “You Got The Wrong Guy > All In Time > Cemetery Walk” combination. Umph had some fun teases throughout, including a “Barracuda” jam in the next song, “Utopian Fir.” Guitarist Jake Cinninger also played some keys on “Utopian Fir,” only adding to the madness of the show. Another big highlight was the band’s bust-out cover of The Beatles’ “Dear Prudence.” While Umph included a cover of The Beatles’ “I Want You (She’s So Heavy)” on their recently-released London Sessions album, it was this White Album cut that got the nod in Asheville. From there, Umphrey’s launched into a “Bridgeless” that would set the pace for the rest of the show, only to be reprised as the final song of the encore.Check out some photos from the performance, courtesy of Phierce Photography, with the full gallery and setlist below. The full setlist can be seen below, thanks to All Things Umphrey’s. Be sure to see Phierce Photo’s full gallery of TAUK and Umphrey’s McGee in Asheville!Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee At ExploreAsheville.com Arena, Asheville, NC – 2/20/16Set 1: You Got the Wrong Guy > All In Time > Cemetery Walk, Utopian Fir[1] > Booth Love, Attachments, Cut the Cable > All In TimeSet 2: Miami Virtue > Dear Prudence, Bridgeless > Smell the Mitten[2], August, 1348 > Driven to Tears > 1348Encore: In The Kitchen -> Bridgeless[1] with Barracuda (Heart) tease; with Jake on keys[2] with Voodoo Child (Jimi Hendrix) tease Load remaining imageslast_img read more

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Jim James Announces New Tribute Album, Shares Beach Boys Cover

first_imgFollowing his 2009 Tribute To George Harrison EP, Jim James has announced a special reissue of the album as well as an exciting follow up Tribute To 2 that will cover a vast array of musicians–both due out on December 8th via ATO Records. The new album, recorded over a number of years using all different equipment, features the My Morning Jacket frontman’s solo renditions of “Baby Don’t Go” by Sonny & Cher , “I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight” by Bob Dylan, “Wild Honey” by Diane Izzo, “Funny How Time Slips Away” by Willie Nelson, and “Lucky Man” by Emerson, Lake & Palmer, among others.To pair with this announcement, Jim James shares the first single from the collection, a Beach Boys composition, “I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times” from Pet Sounds. The press release confirms that James’ version of this song is inspired by Isaac Hayes’ “By the Time I Get to Phoenix” from 1969’s Hot Buttered Soul. While listening to the Jimmy Webb written track, James found himself singing the Beach Boys’ track.“It gave me the idea to unite the music of these two different worlds,” James explains in a statement. “I believe that if people really listened, they would love so much music outside of the genre they normally listen to – and that alone could start to unite people. I had just written liner notes for a re-release of Hot Buttered Soul and was lucky enough to get my hands on the multi-track recordings of the album. So, I ripped apart ‘By the Time I Get to Phoenix’ and put it back together again as ‘I Just Wasn’t Made for These Times.’”Listen to Jim James’ “I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times” below:The Tribute To reissue will come with new cover art along with a bonus track of Bob Dylan’s “If Not For You”, which was recorded during the same 2001 session following George Harrison’s death. Pre-orders for both Tribute To and Tribute To 2 are happening here.As for the Tribute To reissue, it comes with new cover art as well as a bonus track — a cover of Dylan’s “If Not For You” — recorded during the same 2001 sessions that occurred following Harrison’s death. Pre-orders for both releases are going on here, and you can find the Tribute To 2 album info below.Tribute To 2 Tracklist:01. I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times (The Beach Boys)02. Baby Don’t Go (Sonny & Cher)03. Wild Honey (Dianne Izzo)04. Midnight, the Stars and You (Ray Noble & Al Bowlly)05. Crying in the Chapel (The Orioles)06. Funny How Time Slips Away (Willie Nelson)07. Love Is The Sweetest Thing (Ray Noble & Al Bowlly)08. I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight (Bob Dylan)09. Lucky Man (Emerson, Lake & Palmer)10. The World is Falling Down (Abbey Lincoln)11. Blue Skies (Irving Berlin)last_img read more

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