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Miami-Dade approves Equal Pay for Vendors

first_imgCommissioner Daniella Levine Cava spoke about the need for equal pay during a 2017 Women’s Equality Day event in August. Her legislation requiring County contractors to affirm they are complying with the Equal Pay Act was approved on Nov. 7. (Photo by Ryan Holloway / Miami-Dade County) Miami-Dade County Commissioners today approved legislation sponsored by Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava to help close the gender wage gap. The measure will require County contractors to sign an affidavit affirming that they are complying with the Equal Pay Act of 1963.Women living in povertyRoughly one in five women in Miami-Dade County live in poverty. If the wage gap were closed today, the poverty rate among women in our community would drop by more than half, according to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research.Pay employees fairly “By asking those who do business with the County to pledge to pay their employees fairly, independent of their gender, we are affirming our commitment to ending the wage gap,” said Commissioner Levine Cava. “Approval of this resolution helps us make Miami-Dade County the premier place for working women in America.”Sponsored ordinanceOne of the key findings of the Commission for Women’s 2016 Report on the Status of Women and Girls in Miami-Dade County is that women make 87 cents to every dollar a man earns. In 2015, Commissioner Levine Cava sponsored an ordinance adopting the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). This ordinance, unanimously adopted by the County Commission, requires annual reports to be written and to provide benchmarks that can be used to measure the progress of issues affecting women, including issues related to equal pay.Commissioner Levine Cava said the single issue of the wage gap has far-reaching implications for quality of life in our community. In addition to reducing poverty, closing the local wage gap could provide the County with a competitive advantage economically by attracting and retaining talent needed to excel, promote healthier families, and make our community more vibrant, she said.For previous article regarding equal pay in Miami-Dade County, click the link: Report shows Miami-Dade women earn significantly less than menlast_img read more

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Tallawahs say Dropping Chris Gayle Was Just Business

first_imgResponding to a series of YouTube videos in which the Jamaican accused assistant coach Ramnaresh Sarwan of having a big part to play in the Tallawahs releasing him from the squad, the franchise said it was disappointed by Gayle’s comments. According to Gayle, he agreed to two reductions, even though a three-year contract he had signed with the team in 2019 stated that his pay would be increased each year. However, the self-styled ‘Universe Boss’ said he refused to a third cut, when the request was made on the CPL’s March 31 retention submission deadline, and Miller said he would get back to him but never did. The eighth edition of the CPL is scheduled to take run August 19 to September 26, but organisers are keeping an eye on the COVID-19 pandemic and liaising with medical advisors and governments to determine if play will go ahead. In a scathing attack on Sarwan whom he called a “snake”, the big hitter said his former West Indies teammate was being vindictive because he (Gayle) told him he did not think he was ready to be head coach of the squad. CMC “The ownership and management of the Jamaica Tallawahs was disappointed to see the comments made by Mr Christopher Gayle about his departure from the Tallawahs, as we would much rather have had these discussions in private,” the franchise said in its statement on Wednesday. Gayle, 40, played his first four seasons of the T20 tournament with Tallawahs, which he led to the title in 2013 and 2016, before turning out for St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots in the 2017 and 2018 seasons. He returned to his home franchise last year. KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Jamaica Tallawahs Caribbean Premier League (CPL) franchise on Wednesday insisted that the decision to drop Chris Gayle ahead of the 2020 season was just “business and cricketing reasoning”, contrary to what the T20 specialist has alleged. “The Tallawahs had a very disappointing season in CPL 2019, where the team finished last in the tournament. The ownership and management team has exercised its rights in the selection of players for CPL 2020 for the betterment of the team.” It insisted that Sarwan did not play a role in the decision to part ways with the 40-year-old batting star. Last week, the St. Lucia Zouks announced he was joining the squad for the 2020 CPL. The world’s leading T20 run scorer also charged that management of the franchise was “playing games” with him before his departure. He claimed that the Tallawahs’ CEO Jeff Miller asked him three times to take a pay cut because the franchise was struggling financially. The Kris Persaud-owned franchise also denied Gayle’s claims that his exclusion from the Tallawahs this year was political. “The ownership and management of the Tallawahs have no political affiliation with any political organization in any country of the Caribbean,” it said, adding that it would make no further comment on the matter as it was “focusing on building the team for the future”. “Mr Gayle gave several reasons for the decision that was made not to retain him in the Tallawahs. However, the truth is that this decision was made collectively by the ownership and management team, which did not include Mr Ramnaresh Sarwan, and based purely on business and cricketing reasoning,” it said in a statement. CEO Pete Russell has said that novel social distancing measures could be implemented to ensure the tournament comes off as planned, including playing without international players and using only a few stadiums as venues to mitigate against widespread contact. Gayle said he subsequently found out from people at the CPL that his name was not on the list.last_img read more

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Talk Is Cheap! Anthony Joshua Bites Back At Wilder, Fury (Video)

first_imgNigerian-born British boxer Anthony Joshua has slammed fellow boxers Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury in his war of words with the duo.Joshua, 28, was speaking during an exclusive interview with IFLTV as he taunted the boxing duo by saying talk is cheap and also denied the ‘ducking’ allegations levelled against him and his management.Fellow British boxer Tyson Fury had earlier called out the WBA (Super), IBF and IBO title holder in the heavyweight division as he criticised his performance against ‘midget’ Takam after his 10th round knockout win over the Cameroonian last month.Video Playerhttps://www.busybuddiesng.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/ANTHONY-JOSHUA-ILL-SLAP-WILDER-AROUND-THE-RING-I-WILL-KO-FURY-27-STONE-IM-THE-WEIGHTLIFTER.mp400:0000:0003:13Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.On his own part, Wilder also questioned Joshua’s credibility as an heavyweight champion. The 32-year old American further added that he is ready to beat him in Great Britain after he had advised his management to stop in their quest to avoid a bout with him.In his reply to the two boxers, Joshua said:“I’m serious about what I do. I’m not into the business of ducking no one.”“The man who talks less is the man you need to worry about. Talk is cheap.” he added.Anthony Joshua:Age: 28Nationality: Great BritainStatus: WBA (Super), IBF and IBO heavyweight title holderTyson Fury:Age: 29Nationality: Great BritainStatus: Former WBA (Super), IBF,  IBO and WBO heavyweight title holderDeontay WilderAge: 32Nationality: AmericanStatus: WBC heavyweight title holder Relatedlast_img read more

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Ihre Consulting strengthens client services team with two new hires

first_img Share Submit StumbleUpon Share Related Articles Edward IhreIndustry affiliate marketing and player acquisition agency Ihre Consulting, has added two senior hires to its operations boosting its client services team. The firm confirms the appointment of Or Katzenstein as International Affiliate Manager, who is joined by Tali Sela as Affiliate Manager.Both hires have prior industry experience, with Katzenstein having led player acquisition for Stan James and lead generation services firm Traffic Point. Sela has worked as a affiliate lead for iAffiliates and Mansion.com.The hires will work out of Ihre offices in Israel and will report directly to company COO Claire Wellard.Ihre management informs that it has restructured company leadership with Rebecka Olausson being promoted to Head of Casino having previously served as Senior Affiliate Manager.Ihre Consulting founder Edward Ihre, commented on the appointments: “I am delighted to welcome Or, Tali and Sophie to the team and congratulate Rebecka on her well-deserved promotion. Or and Tali are experienced affiliate managers with a wealth of knowledge and understanding that will help drive the business forward. These hires and promotion form part of ambitious plans to take the business to the next level over the coming months, and offer our partners an even better service and experience.” Ihre Consulting unveils new look site July 5, 2017 Three betting brands become five for Campeón Gaming Partners May 15, 2019 Codeta moves to the ‘next level’ completing €2.3 million funding round May 9, 2017last_img read more

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SportPesa teams with Microgame ahead of Italian expansion

first_img TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles BtoBet refines African SMS payment options with Tola Mobile  August 20, 2020 Submit SportPesa has teamed up with Italian online gaming solutions provider Microgame, ahead of the brand’s expansion into the Italian market. After acquiring a majority shareholding in RCS Gaming earlier in 2017, SportPesa will team up with Microgame to deliver an online sportsbook and casino, as well as online Poker, Virtual Games, Table Games and Bingo products. The Italian-facing products will then be enhanced with SportPesa’s proprietary games, with Microgame’s technical staff working alongside SportPesa’s Development team to handle the integration. Luca Magnano, Italy Country Manager for SportPesa commented: “We’re delighted to be teaming up with Microgame to create a best-in-class gaming experience for the Italian market. We have quickly developed a strong understanding and working relationship with our new partners and we believe that together we will soon be recognised as industry leaders in Italy.” Marco Castaldo, the Chief Executive Officer of Microgame, added: “We are extremely proud to have been chosen outsourcing partner by a successful international group such as SportPesa for its launch in Italy. We are confident about the great potential of this project and will deploy all the resources necessary to ensure its success.” The expansion comes after SportPesa agreed a five-year partnership with the renowned video game, Football Manager adding it to the operator’s already expansive sponsorship portfolio, alongside La Liga, Arsenal and Everton. Shaun Simmonds, Head of Marketing for SportPesa recently expressed to SBC that these partnerships play a “huge role in SportPesa’s diversification into new territories.”  Simmonds also detailed some of the tactics behind SportPesa’s approach to maximising sponsorships he revealed that: “Arsenal is the most popular football club in our key markets and we have delivered some excellent campaigns with them featuring invincibles such Lauren and Sol Campbell delivering soccer clinics in Kenya and Tanzania.“Southampton have nurtured the likes of Gareth Bale, Adam Lallana, Theo Walcott and many more under the tagline of ‘potential into excellence’ which strikes a chord with our values as we look to develop sport in East Africa. Everton has one of, if not the best community engagement programmes in world football and Hull City have been amazing in helping us with innovation, coaching programmes and also digital activation.” Share Share CT Gaming bolsters Italian profile with The Betting Coach  August 27, 2020last_img read more

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European Horse Network – Equine welfare needs to be addressed by EU’s ‘Future CAP’

first_img Racing equine welfare group, The European Horse Network (EHN) has called for the EU Parliament to ‘preserve equine policy’ within the future structure of Europe’s ‘Common Agricultural Policy’ (CAP).Led by French MEP Jean Arthuis, EHN representatives expressed concerns about the proposals put forward by the ‘Future of the Common Agricultural Policy’ which would see equine welfare removed from the CAP’s policy framework post-2020.In its proposed mandate, the EU seeks to simplify CAP’s future provisions with regards to the EU’s pan-national regulatory framework for agricultural businesses, farm owners, suppliers and wider stakeholders.Within the mandate, the Future CAP sets out ‘nine clear operational objectives’ for European agriculture:Nevertheless, having reviewed initial Future CAP policies, Arthuis and EHN representatives believe that equine welfare policy has been severely underserved by the EU’s future mandate.Arthuis states that equine welfare should correspond to the diversification and preservation of land, one of the key objectives of the European-wide agricultural policy.EHN stakeholders believe that the diverse purposes of equine breeding; racing, sports, tourism and recreation have not been represented by in the CAP new document.Supporting the EHN actions,French FNSEA agricultural director Daniel Prieur has called for the EU to develop a legal framework for equine breeders, which should be representative of the multiple proposes of horse breeding.. Share Submit StumbleUpon Sharelast_img read more

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DAZN eyes further European market expansions in 2019

first_imgShare StumbleUpon Successful summer leaves Leadstar positive over industry’s recovery August 18, 2020 Share Submit Related Articles Spotlight ups matchday commentary reach and capacity for new EPL Season  August 21, 2020 Simon Denyer – DAZNThe recently rebranded and restructured DAZN Group, has confirmed that it will launch its OTT services for the Spanish market in early 2019.The OTT technology group, which seeks to become the ‘Netflix of Sports’, details that it will make its Spanish debut securing the streaming rights for English Premier League (EPL) matches and MotoGP racing – highly popular content for Spanish sports audiences.The announcement sees DAZN enter its eighth OTT market since launching in the DACH region in 2016, with Chief Executive Simon Denyer actively targeting new European openings.Moving forward DAZN seeks to revamp the Spanish sports broadcast market which to date has been dominated by two incumbents Canal+ (Telefonica subsidiary) and beIN Sports (Qatari Sports Investments).“We’re expanding at an incredible pace with our unique approach, breathing new life into sports with long and distinguished heritage and growing audiences,” said Denyer.“We give fans what they want; affordable and flexible access to the sport they love. We’re delighted to partner with these progressive rights holders to launch another big European market and look forward to unveiling more first-class sport before we go live in 2019.”Stating its intent on becoming a lead Spanish sports broadcaster, DAZN secures the Spanish market broadcast streaming rights for all EPL games from 2019/20 to 2021/22, amounting to more than 235 live games a season. Premier League looks to broadcast every behind-closed-door fixture August 28, 2020last_img read more

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Campeon Gaming Partners launches CampeonUK casino

first_img UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 Share Share Related Articles Soft2Bet continues new market drive with Irokobet launch August 26, 2020 Expansion seeking Campeon Gaming Partners has made its move in the UK online casino market by launching CampeonUK.Running with affiliate tracking from Income Access, it is the fourth live brand for the igaming operator after CampeonBet, EvoBet and SvenBet. Having established these brands, the company is ready to find success in the UK’s huge online gambling market. It will be operated with both UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) and Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) licences.Online is the UK gambling industry’s largest sector by GGY, as shown by statistics released by the UKGC in May 2019. It accounted for £5.6 billion, or 39 per cent of the £14.5 billion total for the full-year period from April 2017 to March 2018.Featuring more than 3,000 premium games across over 30 providers, CampeonUK will start with a sole focus on casino but is expected to roll out sports betting towards the end of the year.Avraam ‘Akis’ Tosounidis, the firm’s Co-Founder and COO, said: “By entering the UK market, we are setting a very important milestone for our company. “These are very exciting times for us, however it also comes with great responsibility. We have a strong commitment to grow our group, as well as to build successful and long-lasting partnerships.”The company also confirmed that four brands will quickly become five through the launch of SvenPlay, an extension of the existing SvenBet brand tailored to the Swedish market. It will be both Sweden and MGA licensed with a Pay N Play module powered by Trustly.last_img read more

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Schmitt joins Schmeichel for STS ‘Bet with the leaders’ campaign

first_img Related Articles StumbleUpon Polish wagering report highlights STS market dominance  August 17, 2020 Mateusz Juroszek – Non-stop STS will expand amid industry disruptions August 12, 2020 Share Three-time Olympic ski jump medallist Martin Schmitt has joined Peter Schmeichel as part of the STS ‘Bet with the Leaders’ campaign. Together with the legendary former Manchester United and Denmark goalkeeper, Schmitt – who won ski jumping gold for Germany in 2002 – will help to drive the STS international expansion through TV and digital platforms in all markets in which the bookmaker operates.This already includes more than 10 European markets after STS – Poland’s biggest bookmaker – struck a deal with BetConstruct for both sports betting and gaming content in February of this year.The campaign also includes a refreshed logo and visual identity for STS which, according to president Mateusz Juroszek, reflects the brand’s “modernity, sports character and dynamism”.He added: “For many years, Martin has led an exciting battle for leadership in the world of ski jumping. He is an excellent example of how determination and courage can lead to success. “These are the features that characterise STS, e.g. in terms of foreign expansion, which is why the cooperation with the three-time Olympic medalist perfectly fits our global communication strategy.”STS is the first Polish operator to expand outside of the country. It was inspired to drive international expansion after seeing a near tenfold increase to revenues in just six years – achieved through the right development of its betting offer and deployment of new functionality. Share Submit New Polish poker table in BetGames section for STS July 15, 2020last_img read more

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Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities

first_imgShare Share Submit ‘Deal maker’ Rafi Ashkenazi ends Flutter tenure  August 27, 2020 Flutter Entertainment Plc has accelerated all corporate directives related to its merger integration with The Stars Group Inc (TSG), but conceded that its 2020 outlook remains ‘highly uncertain’ dependent on further COVID-19 outcomes and regulatory changes across various markets. This story featured in today’s SBC News 90. To view the latest round-up, watch today’s edition here.Publishing its 2020 interim results (period ending 30 June), Flutter maintained that merger benefits are clearly evident as group revenues top £1.52 bn, up 49% on corresponding H1 2019’s £1.02 bn.Flutter has achieved its objective of becoming online gambling’s biggest ‘blue chip’ incumbent, yet company leadership admitted that its TSG enlargement has been outdone by the coronavirus pandemic.   Group CEO Peter Jackson stated: “The pandemic has been a highly unusual backdrop for completion of our combination with The Stars Group and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of my colleagues across the enlarged Group for their hard work, commitment and resilience as we have combined to form one team.”Providing a breakdown of key performance indicators by trading unit, Flutter revealed that its combined TSG wagering volume (total group stakes) had been impacted by 13% to £8.9bn (H1 2019: £10.4bn).COVID-19 impacts were most evident on the performance of its Paddy Power Betfair (PPB) unit as the cancellation of sports saw the division record double-digit trading declines across all core metrics,  reporting a 21% decline in gross profits to £383m (H1 2019: £483m).Despite PPB absorbing significant trading shocks, an enlarged Flutter will take confidence from the fact that newly integrated units of Sky Bet and PokerStars delivered growth under lockdown, posting gross profits of £320m and £550m respectively.Trading under unprecedented circumstances, Flutter underscored the firm’s diversification strategy in which it will move to implement a new organisational structure. The group’s Australian unit integrations are at an advanced stage and global technology decisions are progressing well.Jackson continued: “The Group’s first half financial performance exceeded expectations as we benefited from geographic and product diversification. In the period prior to Covid-19 related disruption, our businesses performed well with strong customer growth and favourable sports results. In the period thereafter, the cancellation of sports and closure of our shops led to reduced sports revenues in the UK and Ireland.“However, this was more than offset by an increase in the number of recreational customers playing our poker and gaming products globally, as people sought new forms of home entertainment. In Australia and the US, the continuation of horse racing meant that overall sports revenues grew in both regions.”An enlarged Flutter closed its combined interim statement by recording group adjusted EBITDA of £342m, up 59% on H1 2019’s £216m. However, group trading profits declined by 70% to £24m (H1 2019: £81m) as the FTSE100 operator absorbed combined operating costs of £473 million.  Updating its trading outlook, Flutter maintained that it anticipates its pro-forma EBITDA to fall between £1.17-to-1.3bn dependent on no further cancellations to sporting events or disruptions to its retail network.Further 2020 objectives will see Flutter look to align its regulatory structures across the group, a directive in which the FTSE group anticipates expected costs of £65m.Mitigating 2020 circumstances, Flutter confirmed that it will deliver a strategic update on further group co-synergies when it publishes its full-year results in March 2021.Closing the statement, Jackson stated: “The second half has started well, with good sports betting performance following the return of major sport events, whilst gaming performance has remained resilient. “Looking ahead, we have identified promising opportunities to increase investment across the Group and, while the outlook with respect to Covid-19 remains highly uncertain, the diversification of our Group means we approach the future with confidence.” Related Articles PokerStars moves to refresh global appeal with ‘I’M IN’ August 18, 2020 Tabcorp double burdened by covid and group impairment charges August 19, 2020 StumbleUponlast_img read more

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