Kindred Group promotes Fredrik Kjell to Chief Product Officer

first_imgShare Unibet backs #GoRacingGreen as lead racing charity  July 28, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Mace launches EQ Connect to solve the industry’s ‘single view’ conundrum on identifying risk  August 10, 2020 Kindred marks fastest route to ‘normal trading’ as it delivers H1 growth July 24, 2020 Submit Related Articles Fredrik KjellStockholm-listed online gambling operator Kindred Group Plc has confirmed the promotion of Fredrik Kjell to Chief Product Officer (CPO).Kjell takes leadership of group product development, management and delivery from former incumbent Daniel Eskola, who this month departed Kindred’s executive team, joining industry software supplier Relax Gaming as new Chief Executive.A Kindred senior executive since 2016, Kjell has previously served as group Head of Gaming, leading Kindred verticals for online poker, casino and bingo verticals.During his tenure as Kindred Head of Gaming, Kjell was a key stakeholder in the development and delivery of the new Unibet mobile casino app (2016) and the expansion of Kindred’s casino suite games portfolio.A seasoned industry executive, Kjell has held further senior product developments positions at NYX Gaming Group and Amaya Inc.Kjell will be based out of Kindred Group’s Stockholm office, and will report duties to Kindred governance.last_img read more

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Muhamed Bešić Showed his Phenomenal Moves in the Match with Porto

first_imgMuhamed Bešić, the Bosnian football player, who started to play for Everton, delighted Everton fans in his first match.The young midfielder got a chance to play in the second half of the match with Porto, which ended without a winner.He did not need long time to demonstrate his knowledge and talent. Bešić’s phenomenal moves can be seen on the following link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lKjcdQZqHo (Source: Radiosarajevo/ photo Liverpooolecho)last_img

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England Golf chooses Quinta do Lago as new winter training base

first_img8 Sep 2014 England Golf chooses Quinta do Lago as new winter training base England Golf announced today that Quinta do Lago is to become the new winter training base for its national squads in a new four year partnership.  As part of the agreement the England Golf squads for men, ladies, boys and girls will stay at Quinta do Lago, utilise the extensive driving range and practice facilities, including the resort’s outstanding Paul McGinley Academy and the new TaylorMade Fitting Center, as well as having access to both the South and North courses. David Joy, chief executive of England Golf, said: “We are delighted to have Quinta do Lago as our partner. Their facilities are outstanding and having access to these during the winter period will bring real benefits to our performance programme and I am sure be appreciated by our squads. “This relationship will make a great contribution to the identification and development of our most talented golfers and our ambition to achieve even more international success for English players.” The England Golf National Performance Programme supports around 50 of the best amateur players within the England national squads and a further talented 160 players within boys and girls regional squads. This programme aims to support players to break into the top 10 of the World Amateur World Golf Rankings and to transition into the professional ranks, following in the footsteps of successful amateurs such as Luke Donald, Justin Rose, Lee Westwood and Charlie Hull. Quinta do Lago is one of the most highly regarded golf and residential developments in the Algarve since opening in 1972 and is already home to the Telegraph BMW Junior Championship. Since its inception, Quinta do Lago has been at the forefront of golf in the Algarve with three 18-hole championship courses and the facilities will be enhanced further this autumn by the reopening of the new North Course, part of a €29m total investment in its facilities which has been undertaken by the resort since 2009. John Dywer, chief executive at Quinta do Lago, said: “Quinta do Lago is delighted to be partnering with England Golf on this new project and we’re looking forward to welcoming England’s new crop of stars to the resort over the next four years. “We have undertaken a significant upgrade of our golf course and teaching facilities over the last five years and this new association is a ringing endorsement for all the hard work that has taken place to make the resort one of Europe’s top sports and leisure destinations.” For further information on Quinta do Lago and its facilities, phone + 351 289 390 700 or visit www.quintadolago.com.last_img read more

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Kimberley goes for gold

first_imgIt is gold nuggets such as this one that will be transformed into jewellery for lucrative overseas markets. (Image: Dorling Kindersley) An exhibit of a replica of the famous Centenary diamond at the Big Hole of Kimberley. (Image: Graeme Williams, MediaClub) Kimberley is one of the world’s major diamond mining centres. (Image: De Beers) Janine ErasmusKimberley, the capital of the Northern Cape province, is home to the huge open-pit diamond mine known as the Big Hole, one of the largest hand-dug holes on earth. Now this town, a hub of the global diamond industry, is about to become a major player in gold jewellery manufacturing with the construction of a R100-million (approximately $14-million) factory.The initiative falls under the government’s Minerals Beneficiation Strategy, which is controlled by the national Department of Minerals and Energy (DME). This strategy aims to encourage greater value-added processing that transforms all minerals mined in South Africa and the Southern Africa Development Community into more refined end products.Known as Gold Chain Technology, the project was launched in May 2008 to help escalate production of the precious metal, and to create employment opportunities in the jewellery manufacturing sector.The project focuses on the production of gold and silver chains for overseas markets, with an eye on the lucrative American market. “It is expected that in four years time an estimated 300 people will be employed and the factory will process a substantial tonnage of gold and silver jewellery,” said Northern Cape premier Dipuo Peters, speaking at the Gold Chain launch. It is expected that the total retail value of Gold Chain products will approach R1-billion annually within five years.According to the office of the Premier, the jewellery factory’s output will mainly target overseas markets, and the US in particular. The annual global demand for gold products is over 2 800 tons, and the biggest markets are located in India, the US and China.Gold Chain Technology has been established as a black-owned jewellery manufacturer with its base in Kimberley. Gold Chain’s structure includes a black-owned company and a community trust, who together command a 24% share, as well as international partners, Q Quality International Limited with a 51% stake, and Italian jewellery manufacturing company Solandra, which owns 25%. The international partners will train local artisans to the standards expected of a world-class jewellery manufacturer, as well as facilitate access to international markets.The Johannesburg-based development finance institution known as the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) has assisted with funding of Gold Chain. “This is a key opportunity for facilitating empowerment in the jewellery manufacturing sector, while continuing regional development among the poorest communities in this country,” said Abel Malinga of the IDC’s mining strategic business unit.Mineral beneficiation to increaseIn a related move, the newly launched State Diamond Trader has been set up to purchase 10% of all diamonds produced in South Africa and sell them to local diamond cutters and polishers. The DME-owned entity was formed to create jobs by lowering barriers to entry into the diamond industry for small or previously disadvantaged traders, boosting local beneficiation in the industry, and particularly to make the precious stones available to smaller cutting and polishing outfits.“It is government’s policy that South Africa learns ways and means of adding value to our minerals so that we can realise the same benefits that are enjoyed by the developed world,” said Minister of Minerals and Energy Buyelwa Sonjica at the launch of the State Diamond Trader in February 2008. “It is for this reason that the Department of Minerals and Energy saw the need to establish the State Diamond Trader with a view to ensuring that our rough diamonds are shared equitably and beneficiated locally.”Diamdel, the diamond trading division of global diamond giant De Beers, is assisting the new entity with technical and intellectual property aspects. It is not yet clear whether the 10% rule will apply to South Africa’s other natural mineral resources such as gold and platinum.Transformation is also part of the strategy, with development incentives and assistance to finance for marginalised and smaller traders, as well as security with delivery of raw materials.As the third-largest producer of diamonds worldwide, South Africa produces diamonds worth about $1.4 billion (R10 billion) each year, contributing to a total world market for uncut stones of about $13,4 billion annually. According to the IDC the local industry struggles with a constant shortage of rough diamonds and idle processing capacity, in spite of South Africa’s extensive production output.The Diamond Board says the number of jobs in cutting and polishing dropped from over 2 000 in 2003 to about 1 800 in 2004, then increased in 2005 to 2 050, and slumped again to 1 900 in 2006.Gold mining a cornerstone of the economyGold brings more foreign revenue into South Africa than any other resource, contributing 27.4% to the economy. The gold-mining industry also provides jobs for more than half of South Africa’s mine labour force.South Africa’s main gold-producing area, the Witwatersrand basin in Gauteng, has been mined for more than 100 years and even after some 41 000 tons of the precious metal has been taken from the ground it is still considered to be the world’s greatest unmined source of gold. The country’s major gold-producing companies are AngloGold, Gold Fields, Harmony and Durban Roodepoort Deep.Until 2007 South Africa was the world’s foremost gold producer, at which point China overtook it. South Africa’s mines have undergone restructuring and cost-cutting exercises in recent years, as the extreme depth of many of them also means that they have the highest production costs in the industry. Increased productivity has been targeted as a key to boosting the rate of production, and the DME has set up several interventions in order to achieve this goal.Kimberley, a diamond rush townThe diamond rush in Kimberley produced vast wealth and success, but also much heartbreak. It all started in 1866 when Erasmus Jacobs found a small white diamond on the farm De Kalk, situated on the banks on the Orange River. A few years later diamond deposits were discovered on the farm Vooruitzig, which belonged to the De Beers brothers. A mere year later a mining town with over 50 000 inhabitants had sprung up around the excavation known as the Big Hole, which had yielded 2 722 kg of diamonds by the time it was closed in 1914.The town received its name in 1873 in honour of John Wodehouse, the first Earl of Kimberley and the British Secretary of State for the colonies at the time. It wasn’t long before Kimberley had developed into a substantial town, where previously there were only tents. In 1882 it became the first town in the southern hemisphere to install electric streetlights. South Africa’s first stock exchange was established here in 1891, and in 1904 the country’s first electric tram took to the rails.Two giants of diamond mining emerged from the thousands who tried their luck – Cecil John Rhodes and Barney Bernato, rivals for dominance in Kimberley. In 1880 Barnato founded the Barnato Diamond Mining Company, while Rhodes established De Beers in the same year.Eventually Rhodes outmanoeuvred Barnato, who was forced into a merger with his adversary. De Beers Consolidated Mines Limited was established in 1888, with Rhodes as its founding chairman and Barnato, FS Philipson-Stow, Alfred Beit and Rhodes as the major shareholders. The company listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in 1893. Today it operates in 25 countries and is active in all spheres of diamond mining, including open-pit, underground, large-scale alluvial, coastal and deep sea. It is controlled by mining giant Anglo American with 45%, Central Investments DBI with 45%, and the Debswana Diamond Company which owns 10%. Botswana-based Debswana, a joint venture between De Beers and the government of Botswana, is the world’s leading producer of diamonds by value.Kimberley came under siege from the Boers during the South African War of 1899 to 1902. The siege lasted 124 days, during which telephone lines were cut and women and children were sent down into the mines for protection. The British re-claimed Kimberley in February 1900 following a spectacular gallop into the town by the British cavalry under General John French, first Earl of Ypres. The Battle of Magersfontein was fought in 1899 near Kimberley, and is considered to be one of the war’s most significant defeats for the British.Useful linksKimberleyThe Big HoleThe Siege of KimberleyDepartment of Minerals and EnergyNorthern Cape provincial governmentNorthern Cape TourismIndustrial Development CorporationDe BeersAnglo AmericanSouthern Africa Development Communitylast_img read more

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State Fair gives fodder for proud parents

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Matt ReeseFor me, the Ohio State Fair is a very busy stretch with my work schedule and two children showing a variety of livestock projects, but those long hours are quickly forgotten when replaced by proud parent moments that will last a lifetime. There were certainly plenty of those for mothers and fathers around the state at this year’s Ohio State Fair.The Reserve Grand Champion Market Barrow exhibited by Riley Wendt of Union County sold to Kroger for a record-setting bid of $35,000.At an event bursting with proud parents, auctioneer Kevin Wendt had to be right up there as the proudest papa in the building as he watched his daughter Riley parade her Reserve Champion Market Barrow around the ring in the Sale of Champions. For the last several years, Kevin has been the Sale of Champions auctioneer for the cheese, turkey and goat sales that kick off the event. This year, though, Kevin stayed off the auction block to focus on just being a dad. Seeing the look of the purest joy as he stood ringside and watched his daughter’s barrow sell for a record-setting $35,000 in the Sale of Champions made it apparent his decision was the correct one. I wrote a story about the Wendt family a few years ago and really enjoyed seeing them succeed. That was one of my favorite Ohio State Fair moments, but there were many others, including some proud dad moments of my own.It was not noon yet and it had already been a long day for my children Campbell (11) and Parker (9) at the Ohio State Fair, as was the day before and the day before that. Campbell was in the Voinovich Building for her beef showmanship class with a Shorthorn heifer. As soon as she left the show ring, a golf cart was waiting to whisk her away to the sheep barn for the Guys and Gals Sheep Lead competition that had already started. She quickly traded her cattle show clothes for an elegant blue wool coat (on a steamy 90-degree day) and a fancy hat. When it was her turn to go, Campbell walked into the show ring with poise and grace that, as a father, I was both proud of and somewhat concerned about (dads out there know what I mean). I diligently took a video on my phone.After a long deliberation, the judges announced the placing of the class. Campbell won! I was busy taking pictures so I didn’t see it, but someone later said when Parker heard his sister had won, he pumped his fist and said “Yessss!” This was my favorite moment at the Ohio State Fair — even as I write this I can’t help but grin when I think about it.In addition, both children made the final drive with their turkeys, Campbell also made the final drive with her chickens and there were numerous times along the way (despiteParker made it into the champion drive with his turkey in his first-ever junior 4-H show.inevitable sibling squabbling on those long fair days) where my children displayed sportsmanship and kindness to others. I saw many other exhibitors demonstrate the same kindness and sportsmanship to my children as well.The ribbons, banners and recognition from the fair will soon be collecting dust or packed in a box somewhere. The photos will curl and fade (or get lost in the zillion other photos on my phone). Success is wonderful, but ultimately fairs are about the diligent pursuit of excellence through the lens of friends, fun and — most importantly — family, hopefully generating many fond memories along the way. Thanks to so many great folks for an incredible 2019 Ohio State Fair and the chance to see our young people shine!last_img read more

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Taking property without just compensation

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Evin Bachelor, Law Fellow, Ohio State University Extension Agricultural and Resource Law ProgramA property owner may bring a claim in federal court under the Fifth Amendment when the government has violated the Takings Clause by taking property without just compensation. This case involved a township ordinance requiring all cemeteries to be held open and accessible to the general public during daylight hours. A property owner with a small family graveyard was notified that she was violating the ordinance. The property owner filed suit in state court arguing that the ordinance constituted a taking of her property, but did not seek compensation. The township responded by saying it would withdraw the notice of violation and not enforce the ordinance against her. The state court said that the matter was therefore resolved, but the property owner was not satisfied with that decision. She decided to bring a takings claim in federal court.Before this decision, there was a roadblock to bringing such claim. Lower courts had read a previous Supreme Court decision to say that if a state or local government commits a taking, the property owner would first have to seek a remedy through the state’s adverse condemnation procedure before going to federal court. But in doing so, the property owner would actually not have a chance to bring the claim in federal court because the federal court would have to give full faith and credit to the state court decision. At first, that seemed like what would happen to the property owner because the state court had decided that the issue was moot since the township had agreed not to enforce the ordinance against her. But the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for the property owner by taking the rare action of overruling its prior precedent. Knick v. Township of Scott, Pennsylvania, was not an Ohio court case, but rather one that made its way all the way up to the U.S. Supreme Court.The final opinion handed down by the justices is certainly important, but it is also notable for Ohio because the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) submitted an amicus brief in support of the property owner through its legal counsel, Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease, LLP of Columbus. The brief cited examples in Ohio showing that the Supreme Court’s prior precedent was causing problems for Ohio property owners by limiting their access to federal courts in Fifth Amendment takings claims. OFBF has noted that this was the first time it had submitted an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court.last_img read more

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2017 Wrap-Up | Military Caregiving Blog Series

first_imgThis MFLN-Military Caregiving concentration blog post was published on December 15, 2017. This year we put together some innovative and exciting series to help you learn more about Adverse Childhood Experiences, the importance of Self-Care and to give you an inside look at being a Dual Caregiver.Here is a little more information about each of our 2017 series!Nikki Stephens is the “Dual Caregiver.”This year, Nikki contributed to the, ‘Confessions of a Caregiver’ series. She is a dual caregiver to her husband, Marine Corps Veteran, John, and her son who has special healthcare needs. Nikki shares her caregiving journey as she cares for her husband who has sustained multiple injuries due to his time in the service and their five children, including their son who has been diagnosed with autism.Blog Post #1: Juggling Caring for Wounded Warrior & Child with Special NeedsBlog Post #2: Grief and Loss Blog Post #3: Don’t Forget to Love Your Life  Adverse Childhood ExperiencesAdverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are traumatic experiences that happen during childhood, that then have a potential to affect the physical and mental health of adults.  In order to provide services that have a long-term positive effect, it is necessary for service providers to understand and thereby minimize the negative impacts of ACEs.Part 1| Define and Identify Adverse Childhood Experiences and Examine their Impact on Children and AdultsPart 2| Tips for Recognizing Behaviors that are Linked to ACEsPart 3| Techniques to Minimize the Impact of ACEsSelf-Care| Breathing Techniques center_img Alicia Cassels shares her Secrets of Self-CareThe Secrets of Self-Care series features research-based strategies to inspire wellness among busy caregivers and helping professionals.  Each installment highlights practices that have the potential to improve physical, mental and emotional functioning, while requiring little time and no money.  Videos, tips and additional resources make trying and sharing these self-care strategies easy.Secrets of Self-Care | Mindfulness MeditationSecrets of Self-Care | Importance of SleepSecrets of Self-Care | HydrationIs Hydration One of Your Daily Priorities?DehydrationAre You Well Hydrated?last_img read more

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State hoodwinking Dhangars: Hardik

first_imgThe Maharashtra government has no intention of granting reservation to the Dhangar community and is merely using delaying tactics, Patidar quota agitation spearhead Hardik Patel said on Tuesday.Mr. Patel was addressing a large rally of the Dhangar (shepherd) community at Arewadi in the Kavathe-Mahankal taluk of Sangli district, 240 km from here. The Dhangar community, which has long been demanding inclusion into the list of Scheduled Tribes (STs), had invited the Patidar leader.Mr. Patel said that educational, economic and political reservation ought to be accorded in each State on the basis of population. “The BJP government in Maharashtra has been fobbing off the Dhangar community with false assurances of granting reservation … The community remains backward despite great statesmen like Yashwantrao Holkar and Ahilyabai Holkar belonging to this community,” he said. The Dhangars are currently included in the Vimukta Jati and Nomadic Tribes (VJNT) category.Dhangar leaders in Maharashtra contend that while their community brethren called ‘Dhangad’ in other parts of the country are eligible for the ST benefits, those in the State are denied the same owing to a long-standing typographical error. “The BJP government, by making a play over the words ‘Dhangar’ and ‘Dhangad’, has cunningly deprived the community of benefits of reservation so far,” Mr. Patel claimed.Before the 2014 Assembly election, the State BJP had gained support from some Dhangar leaders after promising reservation to the community. After the poll, it had inducted Rashtriya Samaj Paksha (RSP) Mahadev Jankar, a prominent Dhangar leader, into the State Cabinet. It had also commissioned a study on backwardness of the community from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences.last_img read more

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