11th December 2018 | By contenteditor Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: US Casino & games Topics: Casino & games Strategy Poker Tags: Card Rooms and Poker 888 Holdings CEO Itai Frieberger believes the operator has given itself more flexibility to exploit new opportunities in the regulated US iGaming market by acquiring the remaining 53% interest in the All American Poker Network.The operator has acquired the 53% stake held by Avenue OLG Entertainment, the private equity firm with which it established the joint venture in 2013, and other minority shareholders of the network in a $28m cash transaction. Of this sum, $10m will be paid up front, with the remaining $18m to be paid by March 31, 2019.By taking sole ownership of the All American Poker Network (AAPN), 888 gains total control of its US growth strategy. It will be able to to sign new partnerships and deploy products and technology in new states as they regulate without the need for partner approval, the operator noted.“The acquisition of the remaining stake in AAPN is an important strategic step towards 888 achieving its exciting long-term potential in the US,” Frieberger explained.“Taking outright ownership of AAPN gives 888 additional operational, technological and commercial flexibility to develop innovative and exciting new partnerships and launch in new states – through both B2B and B2C channels – as and when future regulation allows.“This acquisition places 888 in an even better position to take advantage of the significant growth opportunities in the US and create additional value for our shareholders.”Frieberger credited the joint venture with helping provide the flexibility and financial capability for 888 to establish itself in the regulated US market while continuing to invest in other territories around the world. He thanked Avenue Capital for being “fantastic partners” in the project.While the launch facilitated the roll-out of the 888poker and 888casino brands in New Jersey in November 2013, 888 has since strengthened its position in the US through the launch of 888sport in September this year. It has also agreed the first sponsorship deal between an iGaming operator and National Football League (NFL) team through its partnership with the New York Jets.Currently the AAPN is part of the only interstate poker network in the US, offering players in Delaware, Nevada and since April this year, New Jersey, the opportunity to play against one another. Operator says that $28m acquisition of 53% stake from Avenue OLG Entertainment and minority shareholders gives it full control of US strategy 888 buys out All American Poker Network JV partners Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter
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Tata, Reliance, JSW among 6 corporates signed to promote sports in Odisha WTC Final Live- Ind vs NZ: Kyle Jamieson bags 5th five-wicket haul in 8th Test, rattles India in WTC final WTC Final LIVE: Muttiah Muralitharan voted ‘Greatest Men’s Test Bowler’ of 21st century Football Cricket YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsored WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: West Indies bowled out for 149 runs in 1st innings, SA lead by 149 runs –… Cricket TAGSChief Minister Naveen PatnaikJSWOdisha SportsRelianceTata Group SHARE WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: Solid start from Ishant, Bumrah, trouble Kiwi openers; NZ 7/0; Follow Live Updates by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeSuresh Raina issues statement after arrest, says the incident in Mumbai was ‘unintentional’PUBG Mobile Big Update : For the first time ever, India Government makes it official, ‘No Permissions to PUBG’Wrestler Murder Case: Sushil Kumar spotted hitting victim with sticks in exclusive video; WatchSix leading industrialists have signed the pacts with the State to adopt sports like badminton, football, shooting, badminton and swimming.Odisha, aiming to make Bhubaneswar the sports capital of India, has got on board the Tata Group, Reliance Industries, the JSW Group, Dalmia Bharat, the Aditya Birla Group and Ahluwalia Group for promoting sports culture and boosting different sporting disciplines in the State.Also Read: Hockey India congratulates Patnaik on receiving the FIH President’s AwardAs part of the Memorandums of Understanding inked between the State and these top corporate, Tata will support hockey, Reliance Industries Group has taken responsibility of athletics, Sajjan Jindal-led JSW group will adopt football and swimming, Dalmia Bharat Group will nurture badminton talent, while Aditya Birla Group and Ahluwalia Group will back shooting and weightlifting respectively.“It is great day not just for the state but for the country as well. This move was long overdue in order to fully develop the quality of sport and sportsmen in the country. By signing these MoUs, we have built a framework which will work towards sporting education, talent identification at grass root levels and infrastructural development at a global level”, Vishal Kumar Dev, secretary, sports & youth services said.Commenting on the signing of the MoUs chief minister Naveen Patnaik said, “The signing of this MoU has created a long-lasting partnership which will result in producing sportspersons of world standards. But this partnership is more than just giving grants and funds, it will focus on extending the outreach of every sport in India.”Odisha, the sponsor of Indian national hockey teams, is hosting the FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup in Bhubaneswar from November 28 to December 16.Also Read: JSW Sports bags FICCI India Sports Awards for promoting sports Cricket Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Gareth Bale and Co face do-or-die clash; Italy eye third consecutive win; Follow Live Updates, Cricket Cricket Latest Sports NewsSportSports Business Formula 1 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter Football By Kunal Dhyani – November 13, 2018 PSL 2021 Playoffs: Schedule, Timing, LIVE streaming, list of champions; all you need to know F1 French GP 2021 Live: Lewis Hamilton takes lead- Follow Live Updates Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Switzerland to punish hapless Turkey; Follow Live Updates Odisha is emerging as the nursery for sports in the country. The State, under the leadership of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, besides supporting the top notch events, is also committed to promote the talent at grass roots level.With a vision and commitment to make Odisha the sporting hub in India, the State has inked deals with country’s top six corporate – including Tata, Reliance and JSW – to nurture the talent. A total of seven MoUs for as many sports were inked at an event – Sports in Odisha. Cricket WTC Final Live: Virat Kohli continues century drought as Kyle Jamieson wins IPL team rivalry Football Euro 2020 LIVE broadcast in more than 200 countries, check how you can watch Live Streaming of EURO 2020 in your country Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter
FBC Holdings Limited (FBC.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2019 abridged results.For more information about FBC Holdings Limited (FBC.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the FBC Holdings Limited (FBC.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: FBC Holdings Limited (FBC.zw) 2019 abridged results.Company ProfileFBC Holdings Limited (FBC Bank) is a financial institution in Zimbabwe providing financial products and solutions for retail, commercial and corporate banking; with a range of products and services extending from savings deposit accounts and micro-lending in the informal market to foreign market investment, mortgage financing, micro-lending, re-insurance, short-term insurance and stock-brokering services. Its re-insurance division underwrites classes of insurance for fire, engineering, motoring, marine and miscellaneous incidences. FBC Bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of First Banking Corporation Holdings Limited which is a publicly-traded financial services company in Zimbabwe. FBC Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange
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TAGSApopka Police DepartmentCookies and Milk with a CopMcDonald’s Previous articleWolf Lake Middle School donates 500 bears to first respondersNext articleRegional Affordable Housing Summit highlights creative housing solutions Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR When you all have coffee and cops again for the adults are we going to get to sit on the cops laps and get storybook tales read to us and get to eat cookies and get photo ops????????? Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Reply October 25, 2016 at 11:13 am 1 COMMENT You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your comment! The Anatomy of Fear LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter An interesting trend has emerged from the monthly Cookies and Milk with a Cop event.We are not referring to the required components of the event. Yes, an Apopka Police Officer still reads two or three short stories to the kids. And yes, between stories the kids line-up to enjoy Cookies and Milk provided by the Apopka Main Street McDonald’s restaurant.The interesting trend is the number of kids who want to have their photos taken with a police officer. The trend started last month and seems to be becoming more popular.This month the kids heard Officer Jason Wiggins read three stories; Wild Witches Ball, It looked like Spilt Milk, and One Hundred Bones.Officer Wiggins is Apopka’s new Community Policing Officer. He is replacing Cindy Hall who has been promoted to Sergeant. Officer Wiggins is not new to Apopka as he has served as the School Resource Officer at Apopka High School for the past 8 years.Cookies and Milk with a Cop is an initiative started by Officer Andrew Raphael of the Winter Garden Police Department last year.The monthly event lasts for only an hour, but it provides a unique opportunity for children to interact with police officers in a fun and non-traditional environment that builds trust and makes friends.Cookies and Milk with a Cop is a joint venture between the Apopka Police Department, the Apopka Main Street McDonald’s restaurant and the North Orange Branch Library in Apopka.APD provides a police officer to read to the children.McDonald’s provides the cookies and milk.The Apopka Library provides a comfortable setting for the event.The co-sponsors host monthly Cookies and Milk with a Cop gatherings.The events are held at 10:30 AM on the 3rd Saturday of each month at the North Orange Branch Library in Apopka at 1211 East Semoran Boulevard in Apopka.The next event is scheduled for Saturday, November 19th. Arrive early or you will have to sit on the floor.Use this link to see more photos from the event. Mama Mia Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11
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May 13, 2021 Find out more to go further The Colombian journalist Deisy Rodriguez Lagos and the Italian documentary maker Bruno Federico (photo) had a narrow escape when a gunman opened fire as they were covering an operation to expel peasants two days ago in Pitalito in the Chimichagua district of the northern department of Cesar. 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies News RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia Follow the news on Colombia October 21, 2020 Find out more RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America Help by sharing this information “In South America, landowners and their henchmen frequently behave as predators of freedom of information,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We call on the authorities to get to the bottom of this terrifying event and punish those behind it.“Journalists covering population displacements and land restitution are at risk, made more serious by the impunity surrounding such matters.”Rodriguez and Federico were working on a documentary on the National Movement of Victims of State Crimes (MOVICE) when “two men stopped and fired at us from 30 metres away, then fled,” Rodriguez told Reporters Without Borders. “The peasants who were showing us their land were also targeted in the attack,” added Bruno Federico. The two journalists noted that the attack took place just after they had been filming vegetable plots in the area from which the peasants had been expelled. The gunmen were identified by residents as being in the pay of Juan Manuel Fernandez de Castro, a powerful palm-oil mogul regarded as responsible for the expulsion of the Pitalito families. Photo: diariolibre.com RSF_en December 5, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two journalists in firing line as gunmen take aim at peasant community News Reports Organisation News ColombiaAmericas Receive email alerts April 27, 2021 Find out more ColombiaAmericas
News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for a thorough and impartial investigation into the attempted murder of a reporter with Nation Media Group (NMG), Kenya’s biggest press group, while he was investigating an alleged adulterous relationship between the governor of the westerncounty of Migori and a university student. November 27, 2020 Find out more News Kenyan media group trolled by pro-ruling party activists Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent Kenya is ranked 96th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index The Kenyan government hailed Oduor’s “courage” and announced that Oyamo, the governor’s personal assistant, was arrested at Nairobi airport. The governor himself has not been questioned by the police. His press spokesperson has denied that he was involved and said the police should be allowed to do their investigation, News The most recent murder of a journalist in Kenya was in 2016, when freelance photojournalist Dennis Otieno was shot dead in his home in the western city of Kitale by unidentified gunmen, who took his camera.In recent years, Kenyan journalists have often been the targets of physical violence by the security forces or public threats and intimidation by politicians. Several journalists were attacked last month alone. Daily Nation reporter Ndung’u Gachane was manhandled by police and held for several hours when he tried to cover a conflict between local officials and a water and sanitation company in Murang’a on 30 August. As RSF reported at the time, an NTV cameraman and a Daily Nation photographer were detained and roughed up on 16 August when filming and photographing the construction of a hotel on a beach in Mombasa. Help by sharing this information KenyaAfrica Protecting journalistsProtecting sources Violence The two men began to hit Oduor but he managed to throw himself from the car while it was on the move and, although injured, to run away. Otieno was not so fortunate. Her body was found in a nearby forest two days later. The reporter, Barrack Oduor, had a close brush with death in Migori on 3 September when he met with Governor Okoth Obado’s alleged girlfriend, Sharon Otieno, to interview her and they arranged to meet jointly with the governor’s personal assistant, Michael Oyamo, at a hotel in the town of Rongo. KenyaAfrica Protecting journalistsProtecting sources Violence September 7, 2018 Kenyan reporter narrowly escapes murder attempt After Oyamo arrived at the hotel, he invited Oduor and Otieno to get into a car with him in order to discuss the sensitive subject at a different location. But just minutes after they left together, the car pulled up, Oyamo got out and two men got in. Follow the news on Kenya to go further Receive email alerts Reports The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Daily Nation’s front page headline on September 7th 2018. © Daily Nation RSF_en “It is essential that the Kenyan authorities conduct a thorough investigation in order to identify the instigators of this trap that led to the murder of a journalist’s source,”said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “If the reporter had not miraculously escaped, he would doubtlessly have suffered the same fate as the young woman with him in the car. Was the governor’s assistant acting on his own initiative or was he ordered to hush up the affair? The investigation must answer this question.” Organisation April 6, 2020 Find out more June 13, 2019 Find out more The Kenyan Union of Journalists issued a statement saying: “Intimidation and attacks will not stop journalists from telling stories of infidelity and wanton corruption” in the western region.