Meet Christian Borle, Rachel York & the Cast of Little Me Before They Set Sail on the S.S. Gigantic

first_imgThe glamorous world of Belle Poitrine is returning to the New York stage in Little Me, the 1962 musical comedy by Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh—and before the cast brings their wacky hijinks to New York City Center, they had a little photo opportunity! Little Me tells the story of Belle (Rachel York as young Belle, Tony winner Judy Kaye as older Belle), a self-invented celebrity who has spent her life in pursuit of wealth, culture and social position. Tony winner Christian Borle will play all six of Belle’s oddball lovers, who range from an innocent college boy to the dying king of a tiny European country that doesn’t seem to exist. Check out this Hot Shot of York, Kaye and Borle with co-stars Robert Creighton, David Garrison, Harriet Harris, Lewis J. Stadlen, Lee Wilkof and Tony Yazbeck, then catch them all in Little Me, February 5 through 9 at Encores! Harriet Harris Star Files Christian Borle View Commentslast_img read more

Mentoring: Be the sensei!

first_imgVision: To promote … Web: Details There is a growing need to develop new leadership in the CU world. Experienced leaders are preparing for retirement. CUs are growing.Now is the time to prepare the next generation to step in. However, one of the greatest concerns we hear at our workshops is that it’s getting more and more difficult to keep young talent engaged and on board.There is plenty of advice on how to recruit new leaders. Let’s focus on how to keep them once you’ve got them!Before we dig in, let’s do a little myth busting. There is still a strong bias that says Millennials are just not as loyal or focused as previous generations. Job longevity stats are showing that employees are now only staying with a job for one and a half years. This is not, however, because they don’t want to stay.More often, it’s because they’re not challenged, they do not see room for growth and development and they’renot being mentored. And they want to be!In our Aspiring Leaders track we poll participants on 2 items specifically related to mentoring.First: “It’s important to my development as a leader to find and work with a good mentor.”In 3 years 100% of responses are “strongly agree” or “agree.” Not ONE single negative response––ever!However, the next statement is: “I am currently working with a mentor.”Only 35% answer “yes”!That’s a problem––a big one. Through workshop discussions we’ve found three major problems:• Very few experienced leaders are actively engaged as a mentor at any given time.• Very few organizations have a formal mentoring program.• Most experienced leaders tell us they need help developing mentoring skills.These are simple problems to fix, but it does require some focus and the dedication of some resources, especially time. And that’s the major barrier. Again through discussions we’ve discovered the while most experienced leaders are quite wiling to mentor someone, they simply don’t feel they have the time.The greatest challenge in mentoring is knowing the constraints. As a mentor, there are things you can do, things you can’t do and things you shouldn’t be doing!When I first start a mentoring relationship, I always talk about expectations up front. I know what can do as a mentor and what I can’t. Here’s a short list to get you started:• I can LISTEN! And that should be my number one priority! You are not lecturing, you are mentoring! The first step us understanding the needs, goals and desires of your mentee. You can only learn by listening. This is an ongoing and dynamic process that needs continual practice.• I can tell stories. That is, I can share my experiences in the hope that my mentee will benefit from my successes and from my mistakes. I can share lessons I’ve learned from others or through my study and research.• I can encourage. This includes recognizing accomplishment and offering praise for a job well done. When times are tough I can usually say, “I know, I’ve been there too!”• I can correct––when I see a problem. Be careful here, though. Sometimes it’s best to let the mentee make a mistake and it takes some experience to know when this is appropriate.• I can NOT do your work for you! More importantly––I WILL NOT do your work for you! I won’t bail my mentee out of trouble or make the job easier. That does nothing but rob them of precious experience and I’d go a step further, too much interference cripples a mentee and deprives them of the opportunity to learn and grow.• I can point you to resources that have been helpful to me. This also includes introducing my mentee to other people, including other mentors, who can take them even further.In a mentoring relationship I work for you. That is, I’m here to serve my mentee––not the other way around. I expect nothing from my mentee except that they do their best. It’s not about my gratification––it’s about doing my best to help another human being reach his or her full potential.The “Sensei” is not measured by his or her own accomplishments, but rather on the accomplishments of the student. And the best Sensei is not one who develops a student to equal one’s own skill––but one who trains students to surpass one’s own talents, abilities and potential.Be the Sensei as you mentor and you’ll do just fine!Save 35SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Jim Bouchard “THE SENSEI LEADER is not just another leadership development program. It is a movement.”Our programs support this movement and help us fulfill our vision and mission…                                                                    last_img read more

Endicott police arrest individual for shooting victim with birdshot

first_imgThe victim sustained non-life threatening injuries and did not seek medical attention. According to a news release, Fellows was charged after shooting an acquaintance with birdshot in the hallway of a building at 25 Washington Ave. after an argument on Aug. 27. ENDICOTT (WBNG) — The Endicott Police Department announced the arrest of 31-year-old Zachary J. Fellows of Endicott on Friday.center_img Authorities charged Fellows with assault in the 2nd degree.last_img

El Gobernador Wolf anuncia $53 millones para brindar apoyo adicional a proveedores de cuidado infantil

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Economy,  Español,  Human Services,  Press Release En el día de la fecha, el Gobernador Tom Wolf visitó el centro de cuidado infantil en la sede de PSECU en Harrisburg para anunciar que se destinarán $53 millones para brindar apoyo financiero adicional a los proveedores de cuidado infantil que han sufrido durante la pandemia de COVID-19.“Estos fondos ayudarán a los proveedores de cuidado infantil a cerrar la brecha hasta que la clientela regrese”, dijo el Gobernador Wolf. “También los ayudará a afrontar los costos crecientes que han tenido debido a la pandemia, como la limpieza y la desinfección, lo que ayudará a mantener seguros a los 386,000 niños que asisten a nuestros centros de cuidado infantil habilitados, así como a los trabajadores que hacen tanto para cuidarlos”.Teresa Miller, Secretaria del Departamento de Servicios Humanos; George Rudolph, Presidente y CEO de PSECU; y Tonya Bastinelli, Directora del centro de cuidado infantil Bright Horizons en PSECU se unieron al Gobernador para realizar el anuncio.En junio, la Administración Wolf distribuyó $51 millones en Fondos de Desarrollo de Cuidado Infantil de la Ley CARES a proveedores de cuidado infantil que reunían los requisitos. Los $53 millones que se anunciaron hoy también provienen de fondos de la Ley CARES y se distribuirán este mes. En los próximos meses, se distribuirán otros $116 millones de la Ley 24, lo que elevará la suma total de apoyo financiero a $220 millones.Los fondos se distribuyen a través de la Oficina de Desarrollo Infantil y Aprendizaje Temprano (OCDEL, por sus siglas en inglés) del Departamento de Servicios Humanos (DHS), que otorga licencias a proveedores de cuidado infantil en el estado y trabaja con el Instituto de Asuntos Estatales y Regionales de Penn State Harrisburg en un estudio de impacto para comprender los retos que los proveedores de cuidado infantil tienen a la hora de reabrir y reanudar las operaciones en medio de la COVID-19.La OCDEL tiene 7,017 proveedores de cuidado infantil habilitados al 24 de junio y 65 han cerrado permanentemente con respecto a la lista de licencias de febrero de 2020. Según la participación en la distribución de la Ley CARES de junio, un poco más de 100 proveedores adicionales han rechazado los fondos, indicando que tienen la intención de permanecer cerrados.El estudio de Penn State destaca las diversas consecuencias operativas y financieras que los proveedores de cuidado infantil han sufrido y continuarán sufriendo durante la pandemia de COVID-19.Según las conclusiones preliminares del estudio, la distribución de fondos de estímulo en julio es crucial para garantizar que se disponga de una capacidad adecuada en el futuro. Los datos recopilados mediante este estudio se utilizarán para ayudar a determinar la asignación de los $116 millones restantes.“Si bien no sabemos cómo estará la pandemia en una semana, un mes o un año, sabemos que un sistema de cuidado infantil saludable y sólido será fundamental para sobrellevar la recuperación económica que nos espera”, dijo la Secretaria Departamento de Servicios Humanos, Teresa Miller. “Este estudio reflejará las experiencias y los retos que los proveedores de cuidado infantil han sufrido desde que surgió la pandemia de COVID-19 en Pennsylvania y nos permitirá asignar fondos adicionales en base a la manera y el lugar en que nuestros proveedores de cuidado infantil los necesitan más. Esta industria es vital tanto para una economía saludable como para el futuro de nuestros hijos, y no abandonaremos a nuestros proveedores de cuidado infantil que dedican sus vidas a nuestros residentes de Pennsylvania más pequeños, a menudo con bajos salarios y ahora, poniendo en riesgo su salud. Estaremos con ustedes durante los retos que puedan venir”.“Afortunadamente, hemos podido mantener nuestro centro de cuidado infantil abierto durante toda la pandemia de COVID-19”, dijo George Rudolph, Presidente y CEO de PSECU. “Es muy importante porque muchos de los padres que usan este servicio son trabajadores esenciales. Al mantener las puertas abiertas, hemos podido brindar un servicio valioso a nuestros héroes locales y les ha permitido seguir trabajando. Para PSECU, este centro de cuidado infantil representa una de las muchas maneras en que podemos contribuir con la fortaleza y el bienestar de nuestros miembros y la comunidad local”.“El cuidado infantil estable, económico y de alta calidad es una pieza importante de nuestro desarrollo de la fuerza laboral”, dijo el Gobernador Wolf. “De hecho, mi Centro de Comando de Desarrollo Económico y Fuerza Laboral de Keystone lo identificó como uno de los mayores obstáculos para lograr que más residentes de Pennsylvania ingresen a la fuerza laboral. A medida que continuamos recuperándonos económicamente de esta pandemia, necesitaremos disponer de cuidado infantil para que los padres puedan volver a trabajar o para que puedan asistir a programas de capacitación o entrevistas de trabajo. Y, por supuesto, es crucial continuar brindando atención de alta calidad durante los primeros años de vida de los niños que son tan importantes ya que aprenden rápidamente”.View this information in English. July 06, 2020center_img El Gobernador Wolf anuncia $53 millones para brindar apoyo adicional a proveedores de cuidado infantillast_img read more

Huge hinterland holding offered for the first time in a century

first_img The original brick homestead, once the Eden family home, remains on the property.The Eden family no longer live on the land, with a caretaker appointed and residing in the original homestead, a lowset brick home with four bedrooms.Mr Williams said a Town Planning report was being prepared on the land which is zoned both Rural and Rural Residential and encompasses 12 lots with 12 titles.The lots range in size from 1.445ha to 8.288ha with the holding being offered as a whole. “The potential uses could be associated with tourism or an eco type of use, subject to council approval,” Mr Williams said. “Alternatively, someone could come in and potentially utilise the existing 12 titles and sell them off individually. There aren’t many opportunities on Tamborine Mountain to do that.”Tamborine Mountain is a popular destination for locals and tourists, being perched on a picturesque plateau behind the Gold Coast and one hour from Brisbane. Buy a mansion for $5.9m, get a free cruiser Limits and borders keep on site auctions at bay A 30ha holding at 272 Main Western Rd and Esme St, Tamborine Mountain is on the market for the first time in 100 years.ONE of the largest privately-owned properties on Tamborine Mountain in the Gold Coast Hinterland has hit the market for the first time in 100 years.The rare parcel occupies 30.2ha of prime elevated land on North Tamborine and presents an exciting opportunity for a range of interested stakeholders.“A 30ha site in Tamborine Mountain is extremely rare,” said marketing agent Tony Williams of Ray White Special Projects QLD, who is selling the parcel as a whole.“The response locally has been really, really strong because it’s such a well-known property within Tamborine Mountain.”The property, at 272 Main Western Rd and Esme St, has been held for three generations by the Edens, a prominent family on Tamborine Mountain who originally ran a dairy farm. center_img MORE: Tony Smith’s Mermaid Beach mansion sells for record sum More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa7 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoA 30ha holding on North Tamborine is 30 minutes from the Gold Coast and one hour from Brisbane.This highly usable land has a gentle gradient from the Western side to the eastern boundary where there’s plentiful access to water from wells and bores.Since the holding was launched last week, Mr Williams said inquiries had been strong with interest coming in from a broad range of stakeholders. “There are groups from in and around the area who have an interest in the blocks individually,” he said.“There are groups looking at it for agricultural purposes. There are also speculators looking at keeping a component and selling the other titles or alternatively selling them all.”Mr Williams said it was impossible to put a price guide on the land which is being offered under an expressions on interest campaign, closing on 2 July at 4pm.“It’s such a unique holding that it’s very difficult to do so [offer a price guide],” he said.“The Eden family have clearly owned it for a very long time so we need to go through a process which is really a market-driven outcome to see where the offers are.”last_img read more

Authorities find body of a woman in freezer of home where missing woman lived

first_imgAuthorities in Spokane, Washington are currently searching for the husband of a missing woman who was later found dead and stuffed in a freezer at the apartment she and her husband shared.The discovery was made Tuesday after an investigation into 24-year-old Afghan refugee, Arezu Kashify’s disappearance.According to the report, a friend of Arezu contacted authorities on May 30th claiming that they had not seen or heard from her since sometime around May 26th. The friend then went into further detail, telling police that she heard word that Arezu had plans to leave her husband Wahid Kashify, and was planning to tell him before her disappearance. The friend also told authorities that Arezu seemed to fear her husband and that she once saw a bruise on Arezu’s leg.After gathering this information, authorities went to the home, however, they reported that they found nothing out of order.A nurse practitioner then gained word of the report and contacted authorities to tell them that during visits in March and April, Arezu gave her the impression that she was afraid of her husband, however, when she offered to contact authorities, Arezu told her that she did not want that because her husband would kill her immediately.Another friend of Arezu contacted authorities to report that she was unexpectedly handed the couple’s 1 and 5-year-old children by a panicked Wahid just three days after Arezu disappeared.Around the same time, a coworker of Wahid’s contacted police to report that Wahid told him that his wife was upset with him because he was constantly in the company of other women and that Wahid said he would “go back to Afghanistan to get a new wife.”Following these tips, investigators went back to search the couple’s apartment more thoroughly and discovered a woman’s body hidden beneath the false bottom of a chest freezer Tuesday.While authorities have not confirmed that body belongs to Arezu, they have reported that they are now investigating Arezu’s disappearance as a homicide.On June 1st, authorities also announced that they located the couple’s vehicle at an airport and later discovered that Wahid bought a one-way ticket to an undisclosed destination.The couple’s children have been placed in protective custody.last_img read more

Tennis trio headed to USTA Nationals

first_img Taylor VorthermsSports Editor at The Ellsworth AmericanTaylor Vortherms covers sports in Hancock County. The St. Louis, Missouri native recently graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism and joined The Ellsworth American in 2013. Bio EHS names new boys’ soccer coach – July 13, 2016 Latest Posts Part 2: When the injury is inside your head, some “don’t get it” – July 26, 2016center_img Latest posts by Taylor Vortherms (see all) ELLSWORTH — Alan Toothaker is living his dream — a dream likely shared among tennis players across the country and maybe, after this winter, some snow-loathing Maine residents.Later this month, the 54-year-old veterinarian will travel to balmy Indian Wells, Calif., with his two teammates, Ben Beverly and Phid Lawless, to compete on the same courts as the professionals in the United States Tennis Association’s tri-level national championships.And while the three players will not be slamming down aces against Roger Federer, they’ll get to watch the Swiss pro compete in the BNP Paribas Open, which will take place each day before their own USTA matches from March 20-22.“Roger Federer could be playing on a court, and we might be scheduled to go on right after him,” said Toothaker, who also is the team’s captain. “I think anyone playing USTA tennis would tell you that’s the goal — to get to nationals.”This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe tournament merges the worlds of amateur players with the pros. They are even united on a 10-point spectrum from ratings of 2.5 to 7.0 — novice to world-class professional. Toothaker’s team falls somewhere in the middle at 4.0.The trio, which rotates as a doubles team, advanced to the national stage by notching both state and New England titles in the 4.0 age 18+ division. At the tri-level, Toothaker, Beverly and Lawless will compete as a unit along with New England’s 3.5 and 4.5-rated champions. The three teams, which have never met each other, will represent the region — one of 17 in the country.Toothaker has never before made it to nationals, but in a sport where success is measured in the quantity of T-shirts won, his dresser drawers are filled to the brim.“It’s all about the T-shirts,” Toothaker said. “Because that’s basically what you end up winning: more and more shirts.”But the root of Toothaker’s love for the sport stretches beyond his enthusiasm for cotton tees. The Ellsworth native grew up playing tennis with his father on the only court once available in town: a private facility owned by a late tennis aficionado, Roger Willey.Toothaker shifted to the Ellsworth Tennis Center (ETC) in 2001 once Susan Scherbel’s recreational complex — four indoor and two outdoor courts — was built off of Downeast Highway. Since then, Toothaker, Beverly and Lawless have been practicing there together every Monday night.“It’s the nicest tennis center in the state,” Toothaker said. “And we get the advantage of using it.”Alan Toothaker returns the ball backhand in a match at the Ellsworth Tennis Center in a Monday night practice.The tennis gene didn’t skip a generation with the Toothakers. His two sons — now adults — also frequent ETC and accompany their dad every summer to New York to watch the U.S. Open — a family tradition dating back to their childhood.“The first year I took my kids, they spent the entire time chasing down Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer,” Toothaker said. “They have autographed tennis balls galore.”Toothaker, owner of Ellsworth’s Small Animal Clinic, has never experienced a demand for his signature on any Wilson-branded balls. But he didn’t miss an opportunity to play the role of a celebrity athlete when Beverly walked into the ETC lobby before Monday night’s practice.“Ben, come over and get your interview in,” Toothaker called out to the Ellsworth carpenter. “It’s time to be a star.”At 35 years old, Beverly is nearly half the age of 65-year-old teammate and veteran player Lawless, who lives in Sullivan and owns a concrete planter-manufacturing business called Lunaform.Their ages don’t seem to concern Toothaker, even in a division shared with opponents not yet legally old enough to drink alcohol.“If they’ve been playing at all, they know looks are deceiving,” Toothaker said of his much younger competitors.At the USTA New England championships held centrally in Springfield, Mass., the three men beat a team of two 18-year-olds and a 19-year-old from Connecticut in the 4.0 finals for the regional title.“If you can play smarter, you can usually outfox them,” Toothaker said.“That’s what we definitely have to hope for,” he added in a serious tone before breaking into laughter.In just more than two weeks, Toothaker’s team will step into one of the world’s largest tennis stadiums and perform in front of tens of thousands of spectators. And whether those fans will be there to see Federer or Hancock Country’s own tennis trio won’t really matter to Toothaker under the Palm Springs sun.“We’ll basically get treated like the pros,” Toothaker said. “That’s the cool thing about going to nationals: They send you somewhere nice, treat you really well…“Plus, you get way better T-shirts.” Part 1: Invisible, incapacitating concussions are sidelining high school athletes – July 19, 2016last_img read more

ICC World Cup Australia pacer Jhye Richardson ruled out of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

first_imgAustralia will begin their ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 against Afghanistan.Jhye Richardson suffered a shoulder injury in the series against Pakistan.Kane Richardson has played just one ODI in the entire three months. For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlights Richardson has played just one ODI for Australia in the last couple of months and it came in the series against Pakistan which Australia won 5-0. In 20 ODIs, he has taken 29 wickets and his best haul of 5/68 came against India in Canberra in 2016. However, Josh Hazlewood has been overlooked for the tournament yet again with the pacer apparently suffering a back injury.When the squad was announced last month, chief selector Trevor Hohns said the focus was on having Hazlewood ready for the Ashes Test series in England which begins in August. He was instead named in Australia’s one-day A squad, which will play games in England while the World Cup is on. Both Jhye Richarson and Hazlewood will be hoping to be fit and ready for the five-match Ashes series against England which begins immediately after the World Cup. Australia will open their campaign against Afghanistan on June 1 in Bristol.Australia updated World Cup squadAaron Finch (capt), Usman Khawaja, David Warner, Steve Smith, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Lyon, Adam Zampa New Delhi: Jhye Richardson had made an impressive impression on the international stage during Australia’s series against India in January 2019. The young right-arm pacer got rid of Indian skipper Virat Kohli in all the three games of the series and made a big impression. Although Australia lost the series 1-2, Richardson was touted for greater things. However, during the series against Pakistan, Richardson fell awkwardly and dislocated his shoulder and his World Cup participation was in doubt. However, the youngsters worst fears came true after recent tests revealed that Richardson had not recovered from the injury in time.“This is obviously very disappointing news for the team and for Jhye, who has been exceptional throughout his rehabilitation process. After his most recent assessment and attempting to bowl in the nets, it was clear that Jhye was not progressing as fast as required. Therefore, in consultation with selectors, we made the decision to withdraw him from the squad,” Australia team physiotherapist David Beakley said.last_img read more

56 straight: Germantown captures second-consecutive Division 1 title

first_imgPerfection.It’s something few teams can boast. But, with Wisconsin Mr. Basketball winner Luke Fischer leading the way, Germantown can now say they’ve done it two consecutive years.And, well, they can say they’ve won 56 straight games, too.Being named the MVP of the tournament and finishing the game with 17 points and seven rebounds, Fischer led Germantown (28-0) past Mukwonago (23-5) 57-28 Saturday night at the Kohl Center, capping the program’s second-straight perfect season.“It’s been a long journey and a long March to get here,” Germantown head coach Steve Showalter said. “Once we did it once, it was much more difficult to do it again. This game, while the score probably doesn’t reflect it as much as it reflects inside of me, this game was a battle, a war, a struggle the whole way.”It wasn’t the usual way of victory for Germantown. The usual hot-scoring hands of juniors Jake Showalter and Lamonte Bearden were limited to a combined eight points and the team’s prolific offense was held below 60 points for the first time all season.The transition opportunities weren’t there either, as Mukwonago’s physical, tough style of play allowed its opponent only four fast-break points and brought the pace of the game to a grinding halt in a half-court slugfest.The game was tight the entire first half, with Germantown holding a 25-18 lead going into the break thanks to a layup from Fischer with 42 seconds left.While Germantown is known as an offensive team, it was the group’s defense that got the job done to capture the State Championship. The Warhawks held their opponent to just 20.9 percent shooting from the field and didn’t allow a single Indians’ player to get into double digits.“Germantown is a heck of a basketball team,” Mukwonago head coach Jim Haasser said. “I thought we battled about as hard as we could battle. I’m very proud of the boys. I thought we competed right up to the end.”The Warhawks’ balance and depth proved too much for the Indians to handle throughout the game. Every time Mukwonago would make a run or spark their fans to life, Germantown had an answer, as all six players in its rotation scored.Fischer, a member of the Indiana Hoosiers’ 2013 recruiting class, made his presence known in the game, going 8-for-10 from the field with high percentage looks while contesting every rebound in the paint.But, Mukwonago made a point to attack the 7-footer early in the game, as their strong game around the rim forced Fischer into two quick fouls in the first quarter and limited him to just 12 minutes in the first half. Still, Fischer scored 11 points, including seven in the second quarter after checking back in.Just a day earlier, Fischer had enjoyed exerting low block position on Oshkosh North in the semifinals, but against a physically-gifted Indians’ squad Fischer found himself many times far out of the paint.“It wasn’t like last night where I could float around and have the ball lobbed up to me,” Fischer said. “I had to work for it and we all did a great job busting our butts to try to get offensive rebounds, but they’re just a big solid team.”Fatigue finally worked its way into Mukwonago in the game’s final eight minutes. Entering the fourth quarter trailing 36-22, the Indians whittled the Warhawks’ lead down to 10 with 5:23 left in the game. But, the floodgates burst open, as Germantown went on a final and season-defining run, scoring 19 consecutive unanswered points to close the game while not allowing their opponent to score a single point.“We just kept missing shot after shot,” Mukwonago junior Dominic Cizauskas said, who finished with nine points to lead his team. “We shot awful, it was pretty bad. We just weren’t hitting anything.”The Indians played with a short rotation, as every starter logged more than 24 minutes of play in the game. But, a day removed from winning a tremendously physical game against Milwaukee King, it became apparent there wasn’t much gas left in the tank, as the team committed uncharacteristically sloppy passes and shots in the final minutes of the game.“80-2 in three years, that’s a pretty good record for Luke Fischer and our team,” Showalter said. “Winning is so much sweeter. We’re going to do whatever we can to keep something going here.”last_img read more

LeoVegas overturns Swedish licensing restrictions

first_img LeoVegas hits back at Swedish regulations despite Q2 successes August 13, 2020 Kambi takes full control of LeoVegas sportsbook portfolio August 26, 2020 StumbleUpon Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Related Articles Submit Share Share Stockholm-listed online gambling group LeoVegas AB has re-established its five-year Swedish gaming licence, having won its appeal against gaming inspectorate Spelinspektionen.LeoVegas governance had challenged Spelinspektionen’s decision to limit its licence to a two-year operating period, in relation to committing UK advertising violations.Filing a challenge with the Swedish Administrative Court of Linköping, LeoVegas governance contested the decision by stating that foreign regulatory discrepancies should hold no bearing on an incumbent’s licence conditions.Contesting Spelinspektionen actions, LeoVegas governance cited that its UK marketing discrepancies related to 2016 and that the operator had implemented all the demands administered by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), fulfiling its licensee terms for the UK market.“A regulated market has more extensive requirements in relation to responsible gaming with a strong consumer protection focus,” says Vala Karimi, General Counsel LeoVegas. “LeoVegas welcomed the regulation even before its introduction and sees the decision of the Administrative Court as very positive and it gives us an opportunity to continue to focus on compliance.”In its update, LeoVegas governance underlines its commitment to responsible gambling as a Swedish licensed operator, with the company having launched its LeoSafePlay vertical as a separate business unit with the goal of creating the ‘best conditions for the next generation system, based on machine learning and artificial intelligence’.Commenting on developments, Gustaf Hagman, Group CEO LeoVegas, said:”After our investments in regulatory compliance and our experiences from regulated markets, this decision is a receipt that we are conducting a professional business. I am proud of our teams that have delivered this in the difficult-navigating environment in which we operate.“The extended license gives us continued peace of mind in the Swedish market, where we take market shares month by month. We also see that several smaller players are leaving the market at the same time as marketing has diminished. With our eight gaming licenses I look forward to the continued offensive expansion, and this year alone we have gone live in several new markets and we will continue to focus on profitable growth.”last_img read more