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Kemp departs Ladbrokes Coral to join Together for the Tote

first_img GVC ‘surprised’ at widening of HMRC’s Turkey investigation July 21, 2020 Share Together for the Tote has confirmed that Mark Kemp has been appointed as the group’s UK Managing Director, after holding the same position at Ladbrokes Coral.Due to take on the new role later in the year, Kemp has held a number of positions across the gambling sector with executive board experience across marketing, operations and product in both the retail and digital divisions.In his role at Ladbrokes Coral, Kemp was tasked with the development and launch of Connect for Coral, the first single wallet omni-channel product, and since early 2017 has led the UK digital business which has enjoyed consistent growth. Kemp celebrated the new appointment, commenting: “I am really excited to be joining the team at what is an enormously important time for the business. This is a unique opportunity to invest and rejuvenate the Tote and enhance the special role the Tote plays in British racing. I have been deeply impressed by Eamonn, Alex and the team’s plans and look forward to joining a passionate and ambitious team.“I have hugely enjoyed my time at Ladbrokes Coral & GVC, during a rapidly evolving time of change for the business. I would like to thank everyone I have worked with over the years who have delivered success with me and wish them well for the future.”Andy Hornby, Co-Chief Operating Officer at GVC Holdings, added: “I have worked with Mark Kemp for eight years and he has proved himself to be a simply outstanding businessman.  He built his reputation running our Retail Gaming operations delivering consistent market out-performance over several years. “More recently he has been the Managing Director of the Ladbrokes Coral Digital business and the numbers quite simply speak for themselves. Mark has consistently outperformed the market.  His lasting legacy will be a digital business in brilliant shape and, in particular, the rejuvenation of the Ladbrokes brand which has delivered exceptional recent growth. We wish him all the very best at the Tote.”The news of Kemp’s appointment comes as Together for the Tote has made a series of senior-level appointments in recent months in a bid to support the group’s Chief Executive, Alex Frost and Chairman, Eamonn Wilmott.Alex Frost, Alizeti Chief Executive, said: “We are delighted Mark is joining our team. His skills and experience will be an invaluable asset to us. We have ambitious plans to grow the Tote and are bringing together dedicated people who are entirely focused on ensuring the Tote has a successful future. We are all looking forward to working with Mark when he starts with us later in the year.” GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 Submit John Williamson to oversee UK Tote Group’s international growth August 28, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles Sharelast_img read more

Governor swears in the Premier and Cabinet

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, December 21, 2016 – On the morning of 20 December at Waterloo, Grand Turk,  His Excellency the Governor, Dr John Freeman, held a ceremony to swear-in the Premier, the Honourable Mrs Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson, and other  members of the Cabinet appointed following the elections held on 15 December.In the afternoon of 20 December, His Excellency the Governor, also at Waterloo, signed and handed over a copy of the Appointment Instrument to the new Leader of the Opposition, the Honourable Washington Misick.” Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp #MagneticMediaNews#GovernorSwearsInCabinetcenter_img Related Items:#GovernorSwearsInCabinet, #magneticmedianewslast_img read more

Tips sought in majorinjury Lincoln Park hitandrun

first_img Show Caption Hide Caption May 29, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, Show Caption Hide Caption Tips sought in major-injury Lincoln Park hit-and-run Show Caption Hide Caption SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Authorities asked the public today for help in identifying a woman who fled on foot after crashing her car into a parked SUV on a Lincoln Park roadside over the Memorial Day weekend, gravely injuring a 79-year-old man riding in her vehicle.The woman was heading south in the 500 block of South 47th Street when the gray 2010 Mazda 3 she was driving veered to the right and struck the unoccupied SUV shortly before 5 a.m. Sunday, according to San Diego police. The driver got out of the damaged car and walked away, leaving behind her two passengers.One of the men had been unrestrained in a back seat at the time of the crash and suffered severe head and neck trauma. He was hospitalized in critical condition and was not expected to survive his injuries, police said. A 39-year-old man who had been riding in the front passenger seat suffered minor injuries.The driver is described as a black woman who appears to be in her 50s. At the time of the accident, she was wearing heavily torn and frayed gray jeans, a long-sleeve purple shirt, black socks and no shoes. Surveillance cameras from a business she visited that night captured images of her.Due to the severity of his injuries, the older passenger was unable to give police a statement, according to SDPD traffic-division Sgt. Victoria Houseman. The younger man also “was not able to provide us with any information regarding the identity of the driver,” the sergeant said, declining to elaborate.Due to the severity of his injuries, the older passenger was unable to give police a statement, according to SDPD traffic-division Sgt. Victoria Houseman. The younger man, for his part, told investigators he had only recently met the woman and “could not provide any information regarding her identity,” the sergeant said.Anyone with information about the case is asked to call San Diego County Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477 or contact the agency online at Tipsters may remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.The official crime stoppers press release is below.San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the San Diego Police Department’s Traffic Division are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating the driver that struck a parked vehicle in the Lincoln Park area of San Diego, causing major injuries to one of suspect’s passengers.On May 27, 2018, at approximately 4:50 a.m., an unidentified adult female was driving a gray 2010 Mazda 3 southbound on the 500 block of S. 47th Street, in San Diego. The female made a move to the right and struck an unoccupied parked SUV. The collision caused a 79-year-old male passenger, who was sitting unrestrained in the back seat of the Mazda, to be thrown forward striking the front passenger’s seat. A 39-year-old male passenger who was sitting in the front passenger’s seat suffered minor injuries.The female driver got out of the Mazda and walked away from the scene before police arrived. Medics transported the 79-year-old male to a local hospital for multiple major head and neck injuries. This male is not expected to survive his injuries.Suspect’s Description:The suspect is described as a Black female, in her 50’s, wearing a long sleeve purple colored shirt, gray jeans with multiple rips in them, black socks and no shoes.Anyone with information on the identity or location of the suspect is asked to call SDPD’s Traffic Division at (858) 495-7805 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Please visit for information on how to send a web or mobile app tip. Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case.Media inquiries about this case can be directed to Sergeant Victoria Houseman at (858) 573-5067 or email at vhouseman@pd.sandiego.govInquiries about Crime Stoppers can be directed to SDPD Officer Mark Herring at (619) 531-1500 or email at or Deputy Adriana Uribe at (619) 531-1547 or email at KUSI Newsroom 1234 Updated: 2:52 PM Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Posted: May 29, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

NordicTracks VR fitness bike wore me out at CES

first_img Tags CES 2019 1:47 HTC Vive Pro Eye tracks your eyes with pinpoint accuracy,… Everything we learned at CES 2019: The executive summary for the entire show VR needs more Disney-style magic like The Void from CES 2019: How to get VR right Still, that’s pretty lofty, and not far from the all-in cost of a Peloton (mid-$2,000s). (Peloton also has a lower-cost subscription fitness app that works on its own, but it’s not as integrated a solution as the company’s customized bike.) NordicTrack’s VR bike has fans for creating a feeling of motion (and ventilation), and the handlebars double as a movable 8-axis yoke for extra flexibility, and are studded with all the necessary game controller-like buttons and triggers to play. It supports Bluetooth audio, connects to the iFit fitness platform, and has varying levels of resistance when biking. nordictrack-vr-bikeThe handlebars, display and fan system up close. Scott Stein/CNET The bike also has position-sensing pedals, according to NordicTrack, that can recognize 16 pedal positions and sync with games (stomping or back-pedaling, perhaps). There’s a built-in display, and the bike can adjust to 10 percent incline or decline to match elevation shifts in VR, too. Because, in VR, your exercise bike is often airborne. HTC Vive Focus VR day…NordicTrack VR fitness bike with ⁦@htcvive⁩ Focus and Aeronauts. Coming this summer for around $1999 w headset. I am exhausted. #CES2019— Scott Stein (@jetscott) January 8, 2019 85 Photos Preview • HTC’s Vive Focus is the company’s new standalone VR headset NordicTrack I’ll never forget riding a flying horse in VR while pedaling a bicycle and nearly wanting to throw up. That happened years ago when I tried VirZoom, a low-cost stationary bike that worked with fitness games and both mobile and console VR headsets. VR and fitness biking can be a rough mix. NordicTrack aims to do Virzoom one better with a far fancier machine, the NordicTrack VR Bike, coming this summer. I got to play with it in Las Vegas during CES 2019. The bike works with HTC’s Vive Focus mobile VR headset, playing several VR games that will sync with the bike’s various motion-control features. The VR bike bundle will cost $1,999, which is a lot more expensive than VirZoom. But the NordicTrack VR Bike also has a lot more features than the pretty basic VirZoom ever had. It also comes with a Vive Focus headset (around $599) and a one-year iFit Personal Trainer subscription with workout programs ($396), so the bike only technically costs about $1,000. center_img Memories of #CES…my ride on the @NordicTrack VR Bike w @htcvive Vive Focus. Unflattering, but in VR I just see steampunk wonderlands.— Scott Stein (@jetscott) January 14, 2019 2 Share your voice Comments The fitness game I tried, Aeronauts, is a steampunk sort of fly-through-the-rings race, much like some VirZoom games I played, or Nintendo’s Pilotwings. Pedaling faster made me get to the rings quicker. I often needed to steer the yoke to tilt up or down. Extra bonus targets are around to shoot (for those, I needed to stare at the drone-like things, lock in, and fire away with handlebar triggers). I got winded — and nauseous. Sure, I tried the bike after hours of back-to-back VR demos in Vegas, I wasn’t wearing proper workout clothes, and I was dehydrated — and also, I’m out of shape. It felt like a workout! But I think, for VR, I’d prefer a more grounded experience like Beat Saber instead. But I’m curious to give NordicTrack’s VR Bike another go when it arrives this summer. Virtual Reality Fitness HTC Nintendo All the cool new gadgets at CES 2019 Wearable Tech Now playing: Watch this:last_img read more

Firefox brings web VR content to Oculus Quest

first_img 0 Oculus Virtual Reality Firefox Facebook Post a comment Share your voice Mobile Virtual Reality Apps Mozilla’s Firefox Reality browser lets you watch video on VR headsets, including Facebook’s Oculus Quest. Mozilla Firefox Reality, Mozilla’s virtual reality browser, now supports Facebook’s Oculus Quest headset. It already worked with the HTC Vive Focus Plus, the Lenovo Mirage and some other VR headsets. But the $400 Oculus Quest, with no wires tethering your headset to a PC, is a new, high-profile option in the world of VR. My colleague Scott Stein says the Quest’s “full-motion untethered design feels like the future.””Firefox Reality takes advantage of the Oculus Quest’s boost in performance and capabilities to deliver the best VR web browsing experience,” Mozilla said in a blog post Thursday.VR browsers use VR-adapted web technology so developers can create 3D virtual realms that span multiple VR devices. That universality is potentially helpful for VR fans disappointed about how little there is to do with their specific headsets. For example, even games written for the wired Oculus Rift don’t automatically work on the Oculus Quest.Mozilla’s Firefox Reality browser lets VR headset owners see a VR version of the web. Mozilla The Oculus Quest is a big deal in the world of VR headsets, but that’s still a limited distinction because VR hasn’t caught on widely. In 2018, Microsoft scrapped plans for a VR headset for its Xbox game console. Another CNET colleague, Dan Ackerman, a VR “true believer,” has given up for now.Mozilla helped pioneer VR browser technology with its work on the initial WebVR standard for creating VR content, with its WebXR that embraces augmented reality too, and with its A-Frame programming framework that takes care of a lot of the heavy lifting for VR content creators. Tagslast_img read more

From IAS topper to being dubbed a state agent Will Shah Faesal

first_imgShah Faesal along with Shehla Rashid Shora,during the launch of his political party, J&K Peoples Movement in SrinagarTwitterLast week, when IAS officer-turned-politician Shah Faesal launched his party – J&K Peoples’ Movement -in Srinagar, many mainstream political parties, including National Conference and Peoples Democratic Party, had taken a dig at him calling him a state agent who wants to divide Kashmiris.J&K’s political history is witness to the fact of many attempts to snatch away its special status especially by the use of proxies by New Delhi. Today is no different. A party has been created/funded to divide us to make it easier for them AGAIN. Beware and be on guard! #OnlyHal— Tanvir Sadiq (@tanvirsadiq) March 17, 2019Faesal responded to his critiques saying that “those who were parading before him some months ago to join their outfits are suddenly calling him an agent.” He has promised to bring the winds of change to the valley through his party’s slogan “Hawa Badlegi”.Faesal reiterated that he would need public support in terms of votes and finance to run his party and has already started a crowdfunding campaign. A youth icon as many would call him due to his academic and professional record despite coming from a trouble-torn state has made many believe that he seems honest. Faesal and Shehla Rashid coming together have evoked interest on the national front too with many young political leaders such as Jignesh Mevnani and Kanhaiya Kumar congratulating the due for their debut.Dear @shahfaesal & @Shehla_Rashid: All the best for your political journey. I hope you & the J&K Peoples’ Movement help advance the cause of peace & development in our state. — Salman Anees Soz (@SalmanSoz) March 17, 2019 @shahfaesal and @Shehla_Rashid have launched a much needed political platform. Not only i wish them success but also appeal masses to support this effort. This country needs young minds who can catch people’s imagination with fresh ideas. Much power to you. U have shown guts.— Jignesh Mevani (@jigneshmevani80) March 18, 2019 More power to you @Shehla_Rashid and @shahfaesal Hoping that your initiative will provide a much needed political platform to the Young Minds and bring peace, growth and stability in the valley. — Kanhaiya Kumar (@kanhaiyakumar) March 17, 2019Shah Faesal – a welcome change in the traditional dynasty politics of J&KUnquestionably, J&K has been ruled by governments led by either the Abdullahs or the Muftis leaving little space for those with non-political backgrounds to make their mark.It is an open secret that anyone who joins either National Conference or Peoples Democratic Party remain subservient to Farooq Abdullah and his son Omar or late Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and his daughter Mehbooba Mufti.  Shah Faesal/ FacebookEven as BJP made several attempts to hit at these party by referring to them as dynasts crushing internal democracy, the truth is that BJP holds no ground in J&K. Shah Faesal’s entry into politics is definitely a fresh change and may even lead to a change in the heart of voters who have had to choose between the Abdullahs and the Muftis.There is Sajad Lone too on the forefront of politics in the state, but considering his history of allegiance towards separatists and BJP, political commentators do not view him as a trendsetter like Faesal.Faesal has the capability of striking a chord with the youth of the state, who consider him as an icon and want to follow his footsteps. On his inaugral address during the launch of J&K Peoples’ Movement, the former IAS officer had specicifically mentioned how the youth in J&K have been subjected to various degress of atrocities ranging from custodial killings to pellet blindings.But Faesal has focussed on development and considers it as a way to bring J&K out of troubled times.last_img read more

Amazon Microsoft may be putting world at risk with killer AI says

first_imgCritics warned AI would jeopardise international security and herald a third revolution in warfare.Creative CommonsAmazon, Microsoft and Intel are among the leading technology companies putting the world at risk through killer robot development that could spearhead a global artificial intelligence (AI)-based arms race, according to a report.Dutch NGO Pax ranked 50 major players from the sector about their stance on lethal autonomous weapons. It ranked the companies according to three criteria: whether they were developing technology that could be relevant to killer robots, whether they were working on related military projects and if they had committed to abstaining from contributing in the future, an AFP report said.The use of AI to allow weapon systems to autonomously select and attack targets has sparked ethical debates in recent years, with critics warning they would jeopardise international security and herald a third revolution in warfare after gunpowder and the atomic bomb.”Why are companies like Microsoft and Amazon not denying that they’re currently developing these highly controversial weapons, which could decide to kill people without direct human involvement?” said Frank Slijper, lead author of the report.Google, which last year published guiding principles eschewing AI for use in weapons systems, was among seven companies found to be engaging in “best practice” in the analysis that spanned 12 countries, as was Japan’s Softbank, best known for its humanoid Pepper robot.Twenty-two companies were of “medium concern,” while 21 fell into a “high concern” category, notably Amazon and Microsoft who are both bidding for a $10 billion Pentagon contract to provide the cloud infrastructure for the US military.Scalable weapons of mass destruction”Autonomous weapons will inevitably become scalable weapons of mass destruction, because if the human is not in the loop, then a single person can launch a million weapons or a hundred million weapons,” Stuart Russell, a computer science professor at the University of California, Berkeley, told AFP.”The fact is that autonomous weapons are going to be developed by corporations, and in terms of a campaign to prevent autonomous weapons from becoming widespread, they can play a very big role,” added Russell.last_img read more

DisneyRun NHL Streaming Service Packs on More Pregame Postgame Shows for 201819

first_imgAs the National Hockey League gets ready to drop the puck on the 2018-19 season, Disney Streaming Services is promoting new and enhanced features of NHL.TV, the over-the-top hockey subscription package it operates on behalf of the league.For the new season, which starts Wednesday, Oct. 3, NHL.TV will add nearly 50% more local broadcast pre- and postgame shows, as well as the intermission shows, for live games. The programming comes from regional sports networks that NHL.TV previously didn’t carry. A rep said Disney Streaming already had the rights to distribute the additional programming and has now integrated it into the streaming service.NHL.TV offers more than 1,500 out-of-market games in the base tier of the service, subject to local blackout. Pricing starts at $139.99 for the full season (the same as last year), with additional options for a $24.99 monthly pass and $109.99 for a full-season pass for a single team. Disney plans to cross-promote NHL.TV to customers of the ESPN+ service, which it also operates, according to Barry Tishgart, senior VP and GM of hockey for Disney Streaming Services.Also new this season, the NHL apps are adding “no-spoiler” notifications — one of the top features requested by fans. Scheduled to be available early in the season, that will let subscribers turn off in-game notifications in the NHL app on Android and iOS devices.Other new features in the NHL’s digital products for the upcoming season include:Team arena info: Previously only available in the separate Arena app for NHL venues, hockey fans now have access to venue information directly within the app to check out arena schedules, maps, amenities and other info.Redesigned team pages: Team pages will highlight video as a primary point of entry and during live games introduce a “pinned” video player that lets fans watch the action while simultaneously reading articles within the app.NHL Apple Watch app: Launching early this season, the app will provide game notifications, summaries, events, and scoreboards on users’ Apple Watch devices.Current features of the service include the ability to select customized game announcers to get different play-by-play and color commentary; watch multiple games with picture-in-picture or up to four games at once with “Mosaic View”; select among up to five different camera angles; pause and rewind live games.NHL.TV is available on major devices and platforms, including Amazon Fire TV and tablets, Apple TV, iOS and Apple Watch, Roku, Xbox, PlayStation, and Google’s Chromecast.New York-based Disney Streaming Services is the media conglomerate’s business unit that encompasses all consumer-facing digital video subscription services across the company. Those include ESPN+; the upcoming Disney-branded subscription VOD service, slated for late-2019 launch; and BAMTech Media, a provider of streaming infrastructure and products. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15center_img Popular on Variety last_img read more

Delhi beefs up security measures

first_imgThe Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Najeeb Jung convened a high level meeting with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Commissioner of Police Bassi, Special CPs, Joint CPs, Principal Secretary (Home), Divisional Commissioner, 3 MCD Commissioners, Secretary (PWD), Secretary (Health), Deputy Commissioners of all revenue districts of Delhi and other senior officers of Delhi Government and Delhi Police to take stock of the preparedness in the wake of the earthquake that hit Delhi this morning.  Also Read – Company director arrested for swindling Rs 345 croreThe MCD Commissioners and the Deputy Commissioners informed that minor hairline cracks were seen in three buildings in the East district, two in the South district and one in the North district. All the sites were visited and cracks were assessed. There has been no significant damage to any structure or building and there is no cause for concern. The Secretary (PWD) informed that post the quake, all the flyovers were visited and no damage was detected. Also Read – Man who cheated 20 women on matrimonial websites arrestedThe Lt Governor was informed that the control room of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has been further beefed up so that people can give and share information with the concerned authority. The people can call the DDMA control room on 1077 in case they have any information to share. The control centres are operational around the clock.The DDMA informed that after the earthquake, they analysed the calls received every half an hour to keep a tab on the situation in Delhi.  The DDMA apprised the L-G and CM of their state of preparedness, including the 11 quick reaction teams in each district, the control rooms in all the 11 districts etc, and their standard operating procedures in place for any eventuality. The Civil Defence teams too have been activated in each district of Delhi; their members are making visits and spreading awareness in their respective areas. The Municipal commissioners too were asked to set up control rooms in their offices.  The Secretary (Health) was directed to ensure that all hospitals and their disaster management wards are operational. The Lt Governor and Chief Minister shared the grief of the people of Nepal.last_img read more