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Equinor picks Aibel for work on Oseberg fields

Equinor picks Aibel for work on Oseberg fields

first_imgPeggy Krantz-Underland, Equinor’s chief procurement officer, said: “There will be an increased level of project activity at the Oseberg fields in the coming years. With one main supplier, we will be able to synchronize the different projects schedules, utilize synergies between parallel projects, and optimize personnel onboard. Equinor saidon Wednesday that the aim of the portfolio agreement was to ensure a holisticapproach to planning and execution of projects at the Oseberg fields. Having soldaround 2.9 billion barrels of oil, Oseberg is Norway’s third-largest oilproducer of all time, following Statfjord and Ekofisk. Since production startedin 1988, the Oseberg field has generated an estimated revenue of more than $95.4billion. Productionfrom the first unmanned wellhead platform on the Norwegian continental shelf,Oseberg H, started in the autumn of 2018. In a separate statement, Aibel said that the agreement can ensure call-off agreements of “major size” which, in the company’s terms, is up to NOK 2.5 billion or around $265 million. Theobjective of the OGP project is to maximise Oseberg asset value through timelylow-pressure production and increased gas export and to reduce its carbonfootprint by partly electrifying the field centre and Oseberg South with powerfrom shore. Upon a final investment decision by Equinor and its partners and final regulatory approval in the OGP project, Equinor can exercise a call-off for engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI). “The portfolio agreement will allow us to work with Aibel on Oseberg in an integrated way, focusing on safety, continuous improvement, and cost-efficiency. It will also create predictability and continuation for supplier’s personnel and sites”. One of Equinor’s largest producers Also, Equinor awarded Aibel a front-end engineering and design contract (FEED) for the Oseberg gas capacity upgrade and power from shore project (OGP), as the first call-off under the portfolio agreement. The value of the FEED contract is around NOK 120 million ($12.7M). Call-offs up to $265 million Increased gas capacity through the OGP project will increase the value of future tie-ins to the field. Equinor and its partners in the field – Total, Petoro, and ConocoPhillips – are working towards a final investment decision in late 2021.center_img Geir Sørtveit, SVP for operations west in Equinor, stated: “Oseberg is a legacy field that has played a key role in developing the Norwegian continental shelf and will continue to be an important hub in the North Sea towards 2040. The gas isexported from the Oseberg field centre to markets in the UK and the Continent.Oil and condensate are piped to the Sture terminal in Øygarden, north ofBergen. “In addition, a good deal of our electrification expertise has accumulated here and at our other offices, so I am convinced that we are well equipped to deliver solutions that meet customer expectations“. “We look forward to collaborating and working safely together with Aibel to develop Oseberg for further value creation and lower CO2 emissions for the future”. Nils Arne Sølvik, Aibel’s EVP of modifications and yard services, added: “Over the years, employees at our office in Bergen have acquired solid expertise on Oseberg and Kollsnes from previous projects. The offshore service firm further stated that the projects will be managed from Aibel’s office in Bergen with support from other offices. “At the same time, there is also an endorsement of Aibel’s commitment to electrification on the Norwegian continental shelf, where we are already playing a prominent role in the electrification of Johan Sverdrup and the surrounding fields at the Utsira High“. Norwegian oil major Equinor has awarded compatriot Aibel a portfolio agreement for the Oseberg fields for the period 2020-2026. Oseberg; Photo: Øyvind Sætre; Source: Aibel President and CEO of Aibel Mads Andersen said: “This is an important vote of confidence from Equinor and a recognition of the study work we have previously done at Oseberg.last_img read more

Local teams, runners win big at PVC cross-country championships

Local teams, runners win big at PVC cross-country championships

first_imgSEARSPORT — Local runners were among the top finishers in Saturday’s Penobscot Valley Conference championships in Searsport.Mount Desert Island won the Large-School boys’ meet with 34 points, and Ellsworth placed fourth of the nine point-accumulating teams with 130. Ponce Saltysiak and Jon Genrich placed a respective second and third for the Trojans, and the Eagles’ Calvin Nelson took seventh.The MDI girls breezed to the top spot in the Large-School meet with 30 points, and Ellsworth scored 65 to edge Caribou for second. Ellsworth’s Caitlin MacPherson finished in 22 minutes, 25.57 seconds to place third overall, and MDI’s Katelyn Osborne crossed the finish line in 22:59.03 to place fourth in the 56-runner field.All three of Hancock County’s Class C boys’ teams earned top-half finishes in the Small-School meet with George Stevens Academy placing second with 46 points, Bucksport taking third with 99 and Sumner claiming fourth with 162. GSA’s Clark Morrison finished as the top local runner with a fourth-place finish in the 68-runner field.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textOn the girls’ side, GSA freshman Thea Crowley won her fourth meet of the year with a time of 21:08.73. None of the local teams entered enough runners to receive team scores.The next meet for Hancock County runners will be the Northern Maine championships at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Troy Howard Middle School in Belfast.last_img read more

Mendis falls short of maiden double century

Mendis falls short of maiden double century

first_img(REUTERS) – Sri Lanka’s Kusal Mendis fell agonisingly short of a maiden double-century but his career-best 194 propelled the hosts to 494 all out against Bangladesh in the first innings of the first Test yesterday.In reply, the tourists finished day two on 133-2, still 361 runs behind, at the Galle International Stadium.Bangladesh’s Soumya Sarkar, who raised 118 runs with fellow opener Tamim Iqbal (57), was batting on 66 at stumps with skipper Mushfiqur Rahim on one at the other end.Mendis, resuming on his overnight score of 166, eclipsed his previous best of 176 when he attempted a hook shot off Subhasis Roy and Mustafizur Rahman caught the top-edge, but not before the fielder trod on the boundary rope.Mendis smacked Mehedi Hasan Miraz for his fourth sixth to race to 192 but fell to the off-spinner when Tamim took a brilliant catch in the deep.Realising momentum was taking him across the rope after taking the catch, Tamim lobbed the ball back into play and returned to pouch it, ending Mendis’ 285-ball knock which also included 19 boundaries.Mendis added 110 runs with Niroshan Dickwella whose fluent 75 off 76 balls included six boundaries and a six.Down the order, Dilruwan Perera scored 51 before the hosts were all out an hour after the lunch break.Mehedi was the pick of the Bangladesh bowlers, claiming 4-113.SRI LANKA 1st innings (Overnight 321-4)D. Karunaratne b M. Hasan 30U. Tharanga b Roy 4K. Mendis c Iqbal b M. Hasan 194D. Chandimal c M. Hasan b M. Rahman 5A. Gunaratne b Ahmed 85N. Dickwella c Mahmudullah b M. Hasan 75D. Perera lbw b M. Hasan 51R. Herath c Sarkar b M. Rahman 14S. Lakmal run-out 8L. Sandakan c M. Hasan b Al Hasan 5L. Kumara not out 0Extras: (b-4, lb-10, nb-5, w-4) 23Total: (all out, 129.1 overs) 494Fall of wickets: 1-15, 2-60, 3-92, 4-288, 5-398, 6-432, 7-457, 8-480, 9-494.Bowling: M. Rahman 25-5-68-2 (nb-1), T. Ahmed 21-3-77-1 (nb-2, w-2), S. Roy 24-4-103-1 (nb-2, w-1, M. Hasan 22-1-113-4, S. Al Hasan 32.1-5-100-1, S. Sarkar 3-0-9-0 (w-1), Mahmudullah 2-0-10-0.BANGLADESH 1st inningsT. Iqbal run-out (Dickwella) 57S. Sarkar not out 66M. Haque lbw b D. Perera 7M. Rahim not out 1Extras: (lb-1 w-1) 2Total: (for 2 wickets, 46 overs) 133Fall of wickets: 1-118, 2-127.Bowling: S. Lakmal 5-0-15-0, L. Kumara 7-0-38-0 (w-1), D. Perera 13-3-32-1, R. Herath 11-1-30-0, L. Sandakan 10-5-17-0.last_img read more

Syracuse holds last practice on Christmas Day in Houston

Syracuse holds last practice on Christmas Day in Houston

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 26, 2013 at 9:45 am Contact Stephen: sebail01@syr.edu | @Stephen_Bailey1 While many bowl teams are spending their Christmases at home with family, Syracuse is down in Houston preparing for Friday’s Texas Bowl.Some players, like linebacker Cameron Lynch, quarterback Drew Allen and running back Prince-Tyson Gulley, have relatives in the Longhorn State. But for most, this Yule-tide holiday experience was a new one.“Really different,” quarterback Terrel Hunt said. “I’m used to staying home, waking up, opening presents and going to my grandma’s house.“But being with these guys isn’t that bad.”The Orange spent Christmas in Houston this year, holding its last practice of the season at Rice University on Wednesday, two days before taking on Minnesota in Reliant Stadium on Friday. SU head coach Scott Shafer called it a business holiday.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIt was slow toward the end, Hunt said, but a strong final preparation to complete a near month-long layoff from live action.“It kind of feels like just yesterday I left home for camp and now it’s over, basically, on Friday,” left tackle Sean Hickey said. “A good year. A lot of good experiences and a fun time. The only thing we need to do is cap it off on Friday with this win.”But before the Orange started its practice, head coach Scott Shafer delivered a gift. He brought in SU-turned-Houston Texans wide receiver Alec Lemon to speak to the team.“I’m 0-2 against Minnesota,” Lemon said with a big smile, “so it would be nice to see y’all give Minnesota hell out here so I can finally get a win.”Hunt said the offense keyed in on prepping for the Gophers’ aggressive defensive front in practice while cornerback Brandon Reddish talked about Minnesota’s power run game, headed by junior David Cobb.There were no new surprises or significant adjustments to make. Just the last batch of repetitions before a day off Thursday as a team manager’s Santa hat was one of the only signs of Christmas on the practice field.“It actually was going a little slow toward the end,” Hunt said, “but it’s crazy that it’s here. Now we have to just go out here and win that trophy.” Commentslast_img read more

USC looking to extend its strong start

USC looking to extend its strong start

first_imgAfter winning four out of its first five games in 2010, including a strong performance in the Stanford Invitational last weekend, the No. 2 USC women’s water polo team remains poised for a strong showing in its home opener Saturday against No. 7 Loyola Marymount.“There is nothing like playing at home. You have your home crowd, you’re at your home pool and you have the home court advantage like everybody says,” said senior two-meter Kami Craig. “It’s just fun, and we hope to start out with a bang.”But defeating their intra-city rivals and starting off 1-0 at home won’t come easy, as the undefeated Lions are presently ranked seventh nationally after winning the UC San Diego Triton Invitational last week. Additionally, they feature a rising star in sophomore two-meter Kimberly Bendetti, who was named Western Water Polo Player of the Week on Wednesday after scoring 11 goals in the tournament.“They definitely have a few good players we’ve been looking at,” said senior goalie Tumua Anae, who already has 36 saves on the season. “I think that going into this weekend, with our first home game, we just want to come in and win,”And the Women of Troy certainly have the offensive firepower to put themselves in the position to do just that. In their four victories this year, which most recently included a 13-3 shellacking of fifth ranked UCLA, they have averaged 13.5 goals per contest, placing them among the best in the nation. Five starters have already recorded at least seven goals thus far, including leading scorer Forel Davies, who presently has 8 goals on the season — a significant improvement for a player who finished with just 19 a year ago. Such offensive balance makes stopping them an incredibly challenging task for opposing defenses.Yet, while their strong performance thus far has left the Women of Troy pleased, they are nowhere near satisfied, as they head into their Saturday outing.“We did a lot of things really well over the weekend,” said Anae. “But we also have a lot of things that we needed to work on that were exposed during the Stanford game. We’re thinking about the loss to Stanford and the things we need to work on.”Provided that the Women of Troy can maintain their offensive prowess, and fine-tune some of their defensive issues, then look for USC to leave McDonald’s Swim Stadium with a victory in hand.“We expect to play really good defense this weekend — it’s one of the things we’ve been working really hard on during practice,” Anae added. “It’s about communicating with each other and hustling.”last_img read more

Zak: Ah, the border battle

Zak: Ah, the border battle

first_imgMINNEAPOLIS — Three weeks ago, after Wisconsin beat Iowa and redshirt junior linebacker Marcus Trotter carried the Heartland Trophy along the sideline, he proudly hoisted the bronze bull toward the reach of fans stretching over the barrier between avid and athlete. From the looks of it, Wisconsin had won something.They definitely did. The Heartland Trophy is, in every fashion, a rivalry trophy; but it’s not Paul Bunyan’s Axe. The Iowa-Wisconsin game isn’t the Minnesota-Wisconsin game, and it was pretty apparent. After that game on Nov. 2, players weren’t ready to equate the two, which is to be expected.There’s too much history involved in the battle for the axe that the other game will never compare, but the axe just hasn’t been the same recently. It’s been all Wisconsin. There’s been little flair for the fans to build excitement for. Minnesota is always Wisconsin’s rival, but it felt like Ohio State or the Spartans from East Lansing could replace them. That’s why Saturday was nice to see. Wisconsin-Minnesota felt like a rivalry again.That feeling never left for the players or people closely associated with the program and likely never will. They get a presentation at the beginning of the week; they touch the axe at the end of each practice before they leave Camp Randall. There are reminders everywhere.But for Wisconsin fans, there hasn’t been much more than proximity. The opponent hasn’t been ranked, nor have the games been very competitive. Wisconsin was a 16.5-point favorite for bettors at kickoff, a spread that steadily grew throughout the week.The Badgers were expected to roll into TCF Bank Stadium, waltz in the end zone with ease and head home with their ninth victory of 2013, but things were different Saturday.For one, it was a record crowd in Minneapolis. The announced number of 53,090 came early in the first quarter. While it felt too early to announce an official number, it was impressive in showing no other game at Minnesota in the four-plus years of TCF Bank has been as important, even on its coldest of evenings.And it wasn’t easy. The battle was a pleasant sight in general — rivalry pushed aside — because the Badgers weren’t stomping a Big Ten adversary. The 25-point-plus drubbings of Purdue, Illinois, Northwestern, Indiana and others can wear on the meaning of a Big Ten battle.Minnesota was much different. The Badgers earned every point they scored Saturday, as Minnesota’s defense was possibly, surprisingly, the stingiest defense Wisconsin had faced this season. The longest play of the game came on the first snap — a 49-yard broken-tackle scamper from senior running back James White. After that, the game was a grind, points coming almost exclusively from beneficial field position.At one point, the underdog Gophers were the best team on the field, driving to add to their second quarter lead. A turnover soon aided their fade as the Badgers took control, but it was still more of a fight than the axe game has seen in years.One will never know if there has ever been more drunk males in their 20s yelling “GopherNation” at lady Badgers fans at least 60-years-old, but that type of pride was on display Saturday. Backing a top-25 team and inviting another into your home will generate that punishing type of vanity. It was the kind that won’t allow a team to parade with the rivalry trophy all over your home field and feign chopping down not just one, but both of your goalposts.Minnesota didn’t like that Wisconsin’s parade of players crept up on them as they finished reciting the beats of their school fight song. As tradition has bred, Wisconsin wanted to hack at the goalpost, something the Gophers have probably seen too many times over the nine consecutive seasons of border battle defeats.“It’s a good decade for us,” said senior linebacker Chris Borland, who had freshman cornerback Sojourn Shelton draped over his shoulders after the game, holding a sign that read “10 straight.”The Gophers stood pat in front of that goalpost. Maroon and gold met the advancing cardinal and white, axe in the middle, held high by the victors.“Chop, chop, chop. Chop, chop, chop,” the group of Badgers shouted as they pushed Bunyan’s tool onward. Shoving ensued between the two sides, enough to catch the coaches’ interest, but not enough to garner much more. The Minnesota marching band and remaining attendees in the student section combined for one last “Let’s go Gophers” chant.“We chopped it from a distance,” senior linebacker and Minnesota-native Brendan Kelly said. “I don’t know if it’s a true chop, but you can count it for what it is.”It was a tense encounter between those dressed in pride and others dressed in victory. It was a byproduct of a rivalry; an extra level of the “chippyness” noticeable to the athletes on the field, but not always obvious to the fans in the stands.A rivalry was visible Saturday evening in Minneapolis. That was nice to see again.Sean is a senior majoring in journalism and communication arts. What do you think of the Wisconsin-Minnesota rivalry? Let him know with an email to szak@badgerherald.com or with a Tweet to @sean_zak.last_img read more

Volleyball sweeps UCLA in conference opener

Volleyball sweeps UCLA in conference opener

first_imgFreshman setter Raquel Lázaro pieced together the Trojan offense that collected 48 kills against the Bruins on Wednesday night at Galen Center. (Emily Smith | Daily Trojan)In its conference opener, which featured the famous crosstown rivalry, the women’s volleyball team protected its home court against UCLA in a 3-0 set (25-21, 25-8, 29-27) victory at Galen Center on Wednesday night. In the first set, the Bruins stayed on USC’s heels, but were not able to close out the match. From there, the Trojans surged ahead in the second set before battling it out in the third set to sweep the Bruins. “Our servers are getting a lot better,” said head coach Brent Crouch. “We had eight aces, one error and a bunch of overpasses. And that was really the match.” The energy in Galen Center was electric as the Trojans prepared for the start of their Pac-12 season. Before the match, fans were already on their feet, causing an uproar in the moments leading up to the opening set. The familiar melodies of “The Spirit of Troy” permeated the air as a section of timid UCLA supporters filed into the stadium. Even the men’s volleyball team made an appearance, sporting lighthearted costumes to boost morale. “I knew the energy and emotion was going to be off the charts,” Crouch said. “I came in and prepped to not have to provide any of that, in fact the opposite. [I] just told the girls to breathe and not get carried away.” The Trojans clinched a 25-21 win in the first set to establish the tone of the rest of the match. A strong defensive start left them hitting twice out of bounds in the opening stages of the set. From there, the Trojans maintained their lead, only losing it twice with the help of junior middle blocker Jasmine Gross, who ended the night with nine kills and a .444 hitting percentage. Gross is a new recruit who ranked among the top five NCAA blockers last year. “We always knew she could move really well on the net,” Crouch said. “She’s really fast, continues to read the game well, and we spent a lot of time working on her blocking too. When we added her to the team, this result is what we expected.” Spectacular digs from both sides elicited countless “ooh’s” and “ah’s” from all sides of Galen Center. Trailing by only one or two points for most of the first set, it was clear that the Bruins were still hungry for a win. At one point, the score rested at 13-13, with UCLA briefly pulling ahead of the home team. However a set-ending kill from junior outside hitter Emily Baptista sealed the Bruins’ fate. Much like the previous set, the Trojans set a dominant tone coming into the second as they grabbed 4 unanswered points from the Bruins. USC’s outside hitters were firing on all cylinders, leading the offensive drive with 11 combined kills. It was evident that the Women of Troy were communicating efficiently, ending the game ahead by 17 points. Crouch attributed the success of the set to both a sturdy defense and outstanding individual performances in the service game.“It was really good to see our team connecting well, especially in the second set,” Crouch said. “[Junior outside hitter Khalia Lanier] and [sophomore setter Raquel Lázaro] went back to serve for several points in a row. They just blew ‘em up.” In the face of tough odds, the Bruins put up a solid fight in the final set. For the first time that night, they opened by taking the first 2 points, only to give one up after a faulty serve. Baptista, Lanier and sophomore outside hitter Brooke Botkin continued to shake up the UCLA defense, recording a combined total of three blocks and 37 kills. Lanier’s spiking consistency during high-pressure moments ensured a victory for the Women of Troy, despite UCLA sophomore outside hitter Mac May’s attempts to keep the match alive. The final score was 29-27. USC had swept the Bruins in three straight sets, but a revitalized UCLA offense had the Trojan fanbase sliding off the edge of their seats. “They were crafty,” Crouch said. “They were tipping here, rolling there, they got all these different shots. We haven’t played a team that mixes in that much stuff. It got us scrambling in the third set.” While the victory against the Bruins is sweet, the 9-3 Trojans still have more work to put in this weekend with a game against Colorado in Boulder on Sunday. In their last 10 meetings with the Buffalos, the Trojans have finished with a victory in all but one of them. However, they are taking this game as seriously as any other and will take the three days until the game to prepare. Referencing mishaps that took place in Milwaukee, Crouch is well aware of how the team can be inconsistent after big wins such as Wednesday’s. He hopes to keep his game plan tight as ever for Boulder. “We have had some letdowns in the past,” Crouch said. “This upcoming match will be another opportunity to try to stay up and not slip. That’ll be everything we’re going to be talking about next weekend.”last_img read more

Operators charged over unfair bonus terms as CMA gets tough

Operators charged over unfair bonus terms as CMA gets tough

first_img Related Articles The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is launching enforcement action against a number of online gambling operators suspected of breaking consumer law with their labyrinthine bonus terms and conditions.As part of an ongoing investigation, the CMA is acting because it believes people aren’t getting the deal they expect from sign-up promotions and operators are unfairly holding on to people’s money. The identity of the operators facing enforcement action has not yet been disclosed.This follows a joint programme of work between the Gambling Commission and the CMA to tackle a shared concern about whether people are being treated fairly by online gambling operators.Nisha Arora, CMA Senior Director for Consumer Enforcement, said: “We know online gambling is always going to be risky, but firms must also play fair. People should get the deal they’re expecting if they sign up to a promotion, and be able to walk away with their money when they want to.“Sadly, we have heard this isn’t always the case. New customers are being enticed by tempting promotions only to find the dice are loaded against them. And players can find a whole host of hurdles in their way when they want to withdraw their money.“That’s why we are today launching enforcement action where we think the law has been broken. We are also asking people who have had difficulties withdrawing their money when they’ve gambled online to tell us about it, and help probe this issue even further.”The CMA is concerned that people often don’t get the deal they are expecting as sign-up promotions come with an array of terms and conditions that are often confusing and unclear and, in some cases, may be unfair. The CMA said that customers might have to play hundreds of times before they are allowed to withdraw any money, so they don’t have the choice to quit while they’re ahead and walk away with their winnings when they want to.Even when players haven’t signed up for a promotion, there are concerns that some operators are stopping customers taking money out of their accounts. The CMA has been told by customers that some firms have minimum withdrawal amounts far bigger than the original deposit, or place hurdles in the way of them withdrawing their money.Sarah HarrisonGambling Commission Chief Executive Sarah Harrison commented: “Gambling operators must treat customers fairly – but some have been relying on terms that are unclear with too many strings attached.“Whilst the CMA takes enforcement action on how consumer legislation is followed, the gambling industry should be under no illusion that if they don’t comply with consumer law, we will see this as a breach of their operating licence, and take decisive action.”The CMA opened an investigation into the gambling sector’s compliance with consumer protection law towards the end of last year after hearing about a range of concerns that suggested some operators were not treating their customers fairly. As well as hearing from around 800 unhappy customers, it has also demanded companies answer questions about how they operate, and closely examined the play on a range of websites.Having identified a number of operators engaging in practices likely to be breaking consumer law, the CMA is now taking enforcement action and has a range of powers at its disposal to bring any illegal activities to an end.This investigation is part of a joint programme of work with the Gambling Commission to tackle issues around fairness and transparency in the gambling industry. As well as the enforcement cases, the investigation may lead to further action, from the CMA or the Gambling Commission, to improve practices across the online gambling sector.In addition to this enforcement action, the CMA is now opening a new line of investigation into unfair terms and practices that could restrict customers’ rights to withdraw money in their online gaming and betting accounts. Gambling operators are required to check their customers’ identities to fulfil both their social responsibility and anti-money laundering (AML) requirements. However, concerns have been raised that some operators may be applying these requirements in a restrictive way, preventing consumers from legitimately withdrawing funds from their gambling accounts.Harrison added: “Identity checks are an important duty on the industry to prevent money laundering and to ensure responsible gambling. Where operators haven’t met those obligations, we have taken clear action.“However, those checks cannot be used as an excuse to unduly restrict legitimate customers from withdrawing their funds. If the CMA finds specific consumer protection failings in this area, it will add further cause for the Commission to review how fairly operators are treating consumers.”Among the areas that the CMA is specifically looking at include:terms preventing players from withdrawing any money they have deposited in their account unless they have wagered its value through in full once, or several timesrequirements for players to take part in publicity or advertising activity for a firm before the player can withdraw their winnings, for example, by posing for a photo with a ‘winner’s cheque’ which is then displayed on the firm’s websiteunreasonably high minimum withdrawal limits, for example, someone might add a £5 deposit but the minimum they can withdraw is £25, so they have to win 5 times their original deposit before they can take out their winningsdaily, weekly or monthly withdrawal limits that appear unreasonably low, for example, compared to the amount that can be deposited and bet over the same period, so someone might have won £10,000, but can only withdraw £1,000 a weekterms that place arbitrary deadlines on the time given to players to provide information to verify their identity as a condition of withdrawalThe CMA says it has also identified concerns with some firms where players do not make a withdrawal or place a bet over a number of weeks or months. In particular, some firms have terms which apply ‘dormancy’ charges to players’ accounts after a period of inactivity, or terms which remove all funds from inactive accounts, regardless of the size of the balance.It commented: “If we identify firms who we think are breaking the law in relation to these issues, we will take further enforcement action.” Betway to pay record £11.6m after Gambling Commission finds VIP customer failings March 12, 2020 Share Share UKGC hails ‘delivered efficiencies’ of its revamped licence maintenance service  August 20, 2020 StumbleUpon Mr Green to pay £3m for failures in gambling harm and money laundering prevention February 27, 2020 Submitlast_img read more

Digitain appoints Simon Westbury as international sales lead

Digitain appoints Simon Westbury as international sales lead

first_imgShare Why reliability of service is an integral part of TVBET’s strategy August 6, 2020 Suren Khachatryan – DigitainIndustry multi-channel platform and systems provider Digitain has enhanced its commercial development capacities after confirming the appointment of Simon Westbury as Head of International Business Development.A seasoned executive in gambling technology sales and commercial strategy, Westbury most recently served as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) for virtual games provider VSoftCo Ltd, an enterprise sold to Pragmatic Play last January.In his remit, Westbury will be tasked with expanding Digitain’s international sales channel and strategy related to new clients and markets.Suren Khachatryan, CCO at Digitain, said: “Simon’s proven ability to work with a wide range of commercial stakeholders, as well as his deep understanding of global markets, makes him a perfect fit for us. I’m very confident that he will play a major role in helping us achieve our growth targets and contribute to our success for many years to come.”Westbury added: “I am delighted to be joining Digitain, a company which is a market leader in the gaming industry and am very excited by the ambitious expansion plans that I have seen on my recent trip to Armenia, and look forward to being part of the continued Digitain success story going forward and am confident that my skills and experience will enable me to achieve great results.” Submit StumbleUpon Related Articles SBC Webinars and Digitain present Finding Value in Untapped Markets July 14, 2020 Digitain and LSports double up for simulated tennis roll out June 30, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

Glico in GHC 50,000 insurance cover for Coach Kwasi Appiah

Glico in GHC 50,000 insurance cover for Coach Kwasi Appiah

first_imgGlico Group of Companies have taken the responsibility of insuring the Coach of the Senior National team James Akwasi Appiah to the tune of GHC 50,000.This presentation was made at brief ceremony at the Ghana Football Association Headquarters today. According to Glico, the decision to honour Coach Appiah was as result of the destitute nature of most of the former players who have featured for the Black Stars over the years.General Manager in charge of Pensions and Trustees, Dr Francis Grant was of the opinion that the company saw it right to undertake this venture for the period in which Appiah was coach of the Black Stars to alleviate any unforeseen challenges that may arise when he is no more in charge of the team.Executive Committee member of the Ghana Football Association Mr. George Afriyie who stood in for FA President Kwesi Nyantakyi also took the opportunity to urge the Insurance Company to look at the other National products like the junior teams which also need the support of corporate institutions.He added that, though the Black Stars was the biggest sporting brand, the corporate world should also consider supporting the other sports brands. The company also made a personal donation to of GHC 2,000.00 and Glico branded T-shirts to the Stars Head Coach and promised to support him to meet his targets.Coach Kwasi Appiah expressed gratitude to Glico and promised to do his best as coach of the National team.In a gesture that will clearly touch the hearts and minds of Ghanaians, Appiah immediately donated a GHC 1000.00 of the amount to the Retired Footballers Association of Ghana and a further GHC 500.00 each to Messrs Jones Attuquayefio and Emmanuel Quarshie who have been battling life threatening ailments over the last few years.Attuquayefio has been battling throat cancer while Quarshie recently benefited from the benevolence of former club and Egyptian giants Zamalek who sponsored an all expenses paid trip to Cairo for the ex stars coach to be treated of the Parkinson disease.last_img read more