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Princess Cruises launches sports betting at sea with Miomni

first_img Email Address 8th February 2021 | By Conor Mulheir Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Sports betting Carnival Corporation-owned cruise line Princess Cruises has announced the introduction of Ocean Sportsbook, a real-time sports wagering option to be made available to guests on its MedallionClass cruise ships. Ocean Sportsbook has been built in partnership with software developer Miomni, and will be available on all Princess MedallionClass ships upon approval to return to service in 2021. Princess Cruises launches sports betting at sea with Miomni AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Sports betting Product & technology Sportsbook “Taking a cruise vacation no longer means being disconnected from a big game, an iconic event or friends and family.” When the ship is in international waters, or where permitted by law, guests will be able to wager on sports events via the MedallionClass app, as well as place prop bets during live events taking place during the cruise. “On Princess MedallionClass cruises our guests can stay connected with their friends and family around the world, and now with Ocean Sportsbook, they can also stay connected to their favorite teams and wager on a host of events whenever they sail with us,” said Jan Swartz, president of Princess Cruises. Read the full story on iGB North America. Tags: Miomni Princess Cruises Carnival Corporation The sportsbook will offer customers the opportunity to bet on major sports competitions including professional and college American football, basketball, baseball and hockey, as well as a variety of other domestic and international events.last_img read more

One breast cancer survivor’s journey of healing through hope and help

first_imgAnd one of those courageous survivors is Jazmin Miranda.But to get there, breast cancer was not the only challenge that Miranda would face. In fact, gaining affordable access to healthcare for the diagnosis and treatment of her breast cancer proved to be one of the most difficult hurdles of all.Miranda accounts:“I found a mass in my breast and I called health department because I didn’t have health insurance. When the health department told me that I did not qualify for assistance from them, the lady I was speaking with told me to check with Florida Hospital because they might have a program that could help me.”As it would turn out, this program saved Miranda’s life.“I contacted someone at Florida Hospital and was connected to the Breast Cancer Care Fund at Florida Hospital Foundation, where I was taught how to follow all of the procedures to qualify for the charity, and she also helped me to schedule my mammogram right away,” recounts Miranda.The Breast Cancer Care Fund (BCCF) was established to address the availability of diagnostic testing and treatment of breast cancer at the Florida Hospital Cancer Institute. For Miranda and many other women, BCCF offers hope for access to breast cancer diagnosis and treatment when there otherwise is none.Miranda explains:“When I went to my mammogram scheduled appointment everyone treated me so well; the entire team was so pleasant and nice. I have a strong belief in the Lord and was expecting negative results. It was a disappointment when I got the news that my results were positive, but I thanked God that, hopefully, we found it in time.”And detecting breast cancer early through regular mammograms when it is most treatable helps lead to more cures. In fact, mammograms can show breast changes up to two years before they can be felt by a patient or physician. Finding breast cancer early with mammograms can help reduce the chances of the breast cancer advancing and the amount of treatment needed.This is why Florida Hospital advocates for improving access to screening mammograms in the local community.Funding the continuity of care that leads to breast cancer cures.Miranda describes her experience:“When my mammogram came out positive, I reached out to the Breast Cancer Care Fund again to get further testing with a biopsy and they scheduled me right away. When it was time for the biopsy, the doctor explained the entire procedure. It was a truly great experience.”“When the results came back the doctor sat down with me and my husband. He said it was invasive and aggressive. From there, it all started. Florida Hospital helped me find an oncologist, radiation oncologist, surgeon – everything flowed the right way and most of my treatments and doctor appointments were covered through the charity.”Miranda expresses her gratitude:“It truly amazed me. Many women are not as fortunate as I was to find this program that helped me during my situation. Many women with breast cancer are not able to get the great treatment that I had because they don’t have insurance or the information they needed to continue with treatment.”“I thank God that I found the right people at the right time for treatment. Every single doctor and person who helped me at Florida Hospital took great care of me, and the amazing thing is that I didn’t have insurance and they made me feel equal with the love and care they showed.”A fund that helps women become survivors.And through her four rounds of chemo, a hospitalization that lasted a week, surgery 20 rounds of radiation, Miranda expresses her relief when she finally finished her treatment in June of 2017.“It was very emotional; I was glad, happy that I could finish everything and my scans were clean. I can say that I am a survivor. The Lord has taken care of me. Without him I would not have been able to go through all of this.”Having faith in Florida Hospital.Miranda says, “I am very happy and appreciative of how Florida Hospital has helped me.”She adds:“I want people to know that Florida Hospital has a very good medical group — you can rely on Florida Hospital. I love the hospital.  I loved the way they treated me and continue to treat me. The doctors, surgeons, specialists staff … everyone is helpful and compassionate. I feel like I have the best doctors.”A new mission to inspire and support others as a breast cancer survivor.Now on the other side of breast cancer, Miranda describes how the experience has changed and inspired her.“Having breast cancer has changed me. I used to always support breast cancer, but when you have it yourself, you want to do more — I want to help others more; speak to people and be an inspiration to others, especially other women affected by breast cancer because I can relate,” says Miranda.Miranda shares her message to other women who might need help:“I want other women to also know that there is help out there even if you don’t have health insurance, and I want our community to know that you can help by supporting the organizations and coming together to help others like me.”When you find out you have cancer and you don’t have insurance, now you have two things to worry about: the cancer and getting the care to treat it. I know we could do more so that others don’t have this concern.”You can inspire more breast cancer survivors, too, by scheduling your mammogram, today.To help women in the Central Florida community like Jazmin Miranda, consider donating to the Florida Hospital Breast Cancer Care Fund. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 TAGSBreast CancerFlorida Hospital – ApopkaThe VOICE of Hope Previous articleApopka Burglary ReportNext articleBlue Darters remain in Top 10 of AP Poll Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here The VOICE of HopeFrom Florida Hospital ApopkaThere are more than 3.1 million breast cancer survivors in the United States.center_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 last_img read more

CAF on UK Fundraising

Charities Aid Foundation features UK Fundraising in issue 13 of its Charity Netupdate published today. It calls this site “a leading portal for fundraisers.” Tagged with: Digital Howard Lake | 22 December 1999 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis CAF on UK Fundraising AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis read more

BT and Scope launch fundraising tool on Facebook

first_imgBT and Scope launch fundraising tool on Facebook BT and Scope are reaching out to millions of social networkers around the world with their new Facebook application.People can now show their support and help raise funds for national disability charity Scope by purchasing the Scope roundel from Facebook.Users simply need to add the iDonate application, developed by BT agilemedia, to their Facebook page and make a small donation to Scope. They will then have a special Scope badge displayed on their profile page. The badge can also be sent to friends as a gift to show their support for the charity and encourage others to add the application.The badge remains on a user’s profile for one month when it can be renewed with a further donation if the user wants to make an ongoing commitment to the charity.Beth Courtier, head of charity programmes at BT, says: “Facebook is one of the fastest growing ways of expressing yourself and sharing experiences, and with more than eight million users in the UK, it is an ideal way for people to show that they support the fantastic work carried out by one of BT’s strategic charity partners.”BT’s partnership with Scope includes support for the ‘No Voice, No Choice’ initiative, which campaigns for a legal right to communication aids. BT is also financing the Wheeltop Project, which will help develop bespoke communication devices for young disabled people with communication impairments.Louise Jagger, Director of Fundraising at Scope, said: “The application will help us reach even more people through this popular online communication tool. Through Facebook, we believe we can move in the direction of uniting disabled and non-disabled people and at the same time promote disabled people’s equality. This would not be possible without BT’s support. We are very proud of our partnership with BT and are delighted by all the opportunities we are discovering to add value to our exciting partnership.”The BT and Scope partnership forms part of the Better World Campaign which aims to give every young person a voice. For more information please log on to www.btbetterworld.com.– ENDS –For more information please contact Julie Burley in the Scope press office on 020 7619 7372 or email [email protected] out-of-hours press enquiries please call 020 7619 7200.Notes to Editors:– To download the iDonate application, users should go to: http://apps.facebook.com/scopeapp and follow the instructions. All donations are collected securely to strict PCI guidelines by BT Buynet, BT’s own Payment Service Provider.– There is a suggested minimum donation of £1.50 for the roundel– Scope is a disability organisation whose focus is people with cerebral palsy, and whose mission is that all disabled people achieve equality in the UK.– Scope’s mission is to drive the change to make our society the first where disabled people achieve equality. Our Time to Get Equal campaign aims to build a mass movement of one million people to help achieve this. To find out more visit www.scope.org.uk  31 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Digital Facebook Technology Howard Lake | 21 February 2008 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Indiana Make It With Wool Competition set for Aug. 1

first_img Following a year of holding the contest virtually, the Indiana Make It With Wool Competition will return at the Indiana State Fair on Aug. 1.The competition will be in the Indiana Arts Building, with judging check-in at 9 a.m. ET and the public fashion show at 2 p.m. ET. Individuals interested must submit their entry applications by July 1. Wool fabric testing required for entry can be completed after that date.Anyone with questions should contact Indiana MIWW Director Robyn Heine at 317-416-4545. The guidelines, entry forms and fee information for all MIWW categories can be found on the Indiana Make It With Wool Facebook page (@IndianaMIWW) or the Indiana Sheep Association website.Indiana’s MIWW contest is designed to focus attention on the beauty and versatility of wool as a fabric. Contestants compete in one of four age categories: Pre-teen (ages 12 and under), junior (ages 13-16), senior (ages 17-24) and adult (ages 25 and older). In addition to garment categories, MIWW also offers the categories “Made for Others,” “Home Décor,” and “Wearable Accessories.”The MIWW contest is sponsored by the Indiana Sheep Association and the Indiana Sheep and Wool Market Development Program.The Indiana Sheep Association is one of the oldest livestock organizations in Indiana. It was originally founded as the Indiana Wool Growers Association in 1876 to encourage local shepherds to come together to share ideas and expertise, to promote lamb and wool in the state, and to educate our communities about the value of sheep and the sheep industry.The Indiana Sheep and Wool Market Development Program was created to support educational, promotional and research efforts involving sheep in Indiana. Funds for the council are collected from the sale of all sheep in Indiana – 0.5% of the net market price of each sheep sold. All funds collected by stockyards, sale managers, producers and others should be sent to the council’s business office at Purdue. More information is on the ISA website. Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Make It With Wool Competition set for Aug. 1 SHARE Indiana Make It With Wool Competition set for Aug. 1 Facebook Twitter By Purdue University News Service – Apr 27, 2021 SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleGovernor Vetoes SEA 303Next articlePoultry Health Management School to go Virtual Purdue University News Servicelast_img read more

Mexican journalist receives the press freedom award of the Swedish section of Reporters without borders

first_img May 3, 2019 Mexican journalist receives the press freedom award of the Swedish section of Reporters without borders News Receive email alerts Organisation May 13, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Mexico Ismael Bojórquez Perea, 61, is editor in chief at the Mexican weekly newspaper Ríodoce in the state of Sinaloa. Under his direction, the newspaper has investigated cases of corruption, impunity, narco cartels and organized crime. In addition, he has criticized the Mexican government and the judicial system for not doing enough when it comes to the investigation on murders of journalists.In Mexico reigns an almost total impunity when it comes to murders on journalists. Out of 114 journalists that the prosecution authority has registered since 2000, only 48 have been investigated and in only three cases have the guilty been punished. This has led many journalists to silence and avoid dangerous topics.Ríodoce is one of the newspapers that has continued investigating corruption and violence. But to a high cost. There have been several threats and in May 2017 Ismael Bojórquez Perea’s colleague Javier Valdez was killed. He was shot down with 13 bullets outside the office and Ismael was the first person who arrived at the scene of the crime. “We won’t change our work. We will continue doing what we do, but we will be more cautious”, said Ismael Bojórquez Perea at that moment.Since Ríodoce was funded in 2003, the editorial staff has had to endure the      intents of influencing the independence of the paper by local politicians’ and those involved in organized crimes. The journalists of the newspaper have also been intercepted through spy programs on their phones.”Mexico is one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists. The laureate of this year has at risk of his own life become one of the main spokespersons for press freedom and the protection of journalists”, says Erik Halkjaer, President at Reporters without borders Sweden.The last five years, 39 journalists were killed in Mexico. That is more than in any other country in the world during the same period. In the press freedom index 2019 of Reporters without borders, Mexico end up at a position of 144 out of 180 countries. NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Help by sharing this information 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies MexicoAmericas Condemning abusesEvents CorruptionOrganized crimeRSF PrizeViolence The Press freedom award 2019 of the Swedish section of Reporters without borders goes to the Mexican journalist Ismael Bojórquez Perea. He will receive the award during a seminar on journalists and security at the Post museum in Stockholm on May 3, the international day for press freedom. April 28, 2021 Find out more Reports to go further MexicoAmericas Condemning abusesEvents CorruptionOrganized crimeRSF PrizeViolence Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state May 5, 2021 Find out more News News RSF_en last_img read more

The Latest: UK speeds up vaccinations; all adults by July 31

first_img By Digital AIM Web Support – February 21, 2021 Twitter Pinterest Facebook Facebook Britain’s Health Secretary Matt Hancock takes a selfie with the vaccine hub staff during a visit to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, England, Wednesday Feb. 17, 2021, to thank volunteers undertaking clinical trials for the COVID-19 vaccinations. Twitter Previous articleoat022221 MSmith_C20210219.jpgNext articlePET OF THE WEEK: Kiwi Digital AIM Web Supportcenter_img WhatsApp Local NewsUS News WhatsApp Pinterest TAGS  The Latest: UK speeds up vaccinations; all adults by July 31last_img read more

Utica College student arrested for allegedly making ‘terroristic’ threats against school

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A Utica College student has been arrested for allegedly making “terroristic” threats against the school in upstate New York this week, police said.Fahrudin Omerovic, 23, was arrested Tuesday and charged with four counts of “making a terroristic threat,” according to Utica Police Department spokesman Lt. Bryan Coromato. Investigators believe he made threatening telephone calls to the private college, which had led to a campus lockdown the previous day.Utica College Public Safety received a telephone call Monday around 11 a.m. ET from someone threatening violence, police said. The school called it a “real, credible threat,” and everyone on campus was asked to shelter in place. Armed police officers were called to the campus in Utica, about 50 miles east of Syracuse. The lockdown was lifted around 5 p.m. ET after every building on the property was checked and secured, and faculty and staff were released from the campus.Police ultimately zeroed in on Omerovic as the suspect. He allegedly made the threats using a mobile phone app to disguise his identity, Coromato said. Omerovic allegedly threatened Utica College again Tuesday but the campus was not locked down because police determined the threat was not credible, authorities said.Police later located Omerovic at his home in Utica.The investigation into the incident is ongoing, Coromato said.  During his first court appearance Tuesday, a tearful Omerovic apologized and told the judge he didn’t mean any harm, according to ABC Syracuse affiliate WSYR-TV. He is being held at Oneida County Jail on $100,000 bail or $250,000 bond.It was not immediately clear whether Omerovic has entered a plea or obtained a lawyer.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Police investigating ‘suspicious’ death of person looking into FL mother’s death

first_imgOConnell Family(ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla.) — Florida police are investigating what they are calling a “suspicious” death of a private citizen who was conducting their own personal investigation into the 2010 death of young Florida mother Michelle O’Connell.The victim was found shot dead at a condo in the World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Florida, Thursday morning, according to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office. Police have not released the victim’s name, but said the victim identified as both male and female.Police also said this person had requested to view some public records related to the O’Connell case, but what they were actually able to see was unknown.O’Connell’s mother Patty O’Connell told ABC News Thursday that she was devastated by the news of the victim’s death.The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office said it took over the investigation into the “suspicious” death Thursday afternoon from St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office due to its department’s involvement in the O’Connell case.ABC News’ 20/20 first profiled O’Connell’s case last year. On Sept. 2, 2010, O’Connell, 24, was found lying on the bedroom floor of her boyfriend, St. Johns County Sheriff’s deputy Jeremy Banks’, St. Augustine home with a gunshot wound to her head. The gunshot had come from his service weapon and Banks had called 911, according to police. O’Connell was pronounced dead later that night.Her death was officially ruled a suicide but her family has long believed it was a homicide.Banks has always denied hurting O’Connell the night of her death and he has never been charged with a crime. He remains a sheriff’s deputy with the St. Johns County office.Putnam County Sheriff’s Office said they have not questioned Banks about the private citizen’s death.To this day, the O’Connell family has refused to believe that O’Connell, who at the time had a 4-year-old daughter and had just landed her dream job at a day care center, would take her own life.Over the years, the family has fought to have her case re-examined, including petitioning then-Florida Gov. Rick Scott last year to assign a new prosecutor to her case, and even had O’Connell’s body exhumed for a forensic pathologist to conduct a second autopsy.“You can’t grieve until you get justice,” Patty O’Connell told ABC News in an interview last year. “You have to have your justice. And it never goes away.”The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office told 20/20 in a statement last year that “this case has been extensively reviewed by numerous investigations” which “have continually ruled the death a suicide.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Corus hits back over media circus surrounding job cuts

first_img Previous Article Next Article Q&A After fierce words from the unions, Corus puts the case for staffconsultation and outlines how it will tackle its problems in the UK, by QuentinReade Steel giant Corus hit the headlines earlier this month as it announcedlosses of £458m for 2002 and the need to reduce capacity. The chief executive of the crisis-hit company Tony Pedder resigned lastweek, and speculation is mounting about the possible break-up of theAnglo-Dutch steelmaker. Unions are predicting swingeing job cuts to its 26,000 workforcein the UK. Executive director Allan Johnston – in charge of HR – talks exclusively toPersonnel Today about the challenges facing the beleaguered company and his HRteam. Q How many jobs are to be cut, and where? A We haven’t actually made any announcements, other than the factthat we are doing an analysis of the UK manufacturing base. We haven’t made anydecisions about the number or the location of the job losses. We have said thatwe need to review our UK manufacturing. I met with all the steel unions andtold them they will have full consultation about what may or may not be aboutto happen. Which is completely different to what we did in 2001, when we madean announcement about 6,500 job losses. Q There has been a lot of speculation about losses, how does this makeyour job as an HR director difficult? A It’s extremely difficult when you get stuff like this [mediacoverage]. We are, because of what’s been happening to the company, consultinglocally, nationally and internationally. We just sent out cascade packs to tellemployees what is actually going on. We have got a period within which toconsult, but we cannot release any final decisions until we conclude ourdiscussions with the banks over the refinancing of the company, and that couldbe weeks or months. Q How will you announce losses, if they are to happen? A We will need to tell those affected first. That might prove to bethe secret because, as always, people will speculate. What we really don’t wantto happen is what happened in 2001. People did speculate, and did hear aboutthe losses on the radio, and we were, absolutely correctly, criticised forthat. Q How is the preliminary information being cascaded? A The information has been given to all the heads of business, to useas they see fit. Some will have shift-by-shift meetings, some will have bigmeetings, some will do it by department. It’s happening right now, and on all the big sites it has already happened. The information doesn’t contain anything about the new structure and itdoesn’t contain anything about numbers. Q Are you confident you will be able to inform employees appropriately? A Yes. We will be communicating with the people affected, viainternal communications, intranet, and line managers. Q So will Corus be ready when the Information and Consultation Directivecomes into force in 2005? A Yes we will. We are already doing it. The only dilemma will be, dowe stick with our current communication arrangement in the localities – we havewell over 100 sites in the UK – or do we look at something else? We willdiscuss this with the unions. Q Is the HR function ‘piggy in the middle’ – having to balance pressurefrom the board and the unions? A No. I don’t subscribe to that view. That’s not our role at all. Ourrole is the professional management of people to make the business better.That’s what we try to do, and I think we do that successfully. If we look atthe national statistics for productivity, UK steel workers have a very highproductivity level. Ten years ago employment costs were 33 per cent ofturnover. Now they are 19 per cent. And in terms of working practices, in thepast 20 years we have made leaps and bounds. Q How difficult is it dealing with layoffs? A We have been, for quite some time, in shrinking mode, and therehave been a lot of job reductions. We tend to be able to manage themsuccessfully, jointly with the trade unions. We had a little bump in February2001, but once we got that behind us, there wasn’t one minute of stoppage timeanywhere or disturbances in manufacturing. We do an annual attitude survey inthe UK and 85 per cent of workers say Corus is a good or very good employer. Wehave a very good track record of dealing with people because we have hadexpertise of dealing with how to downsize and make it as socially acceptable aspossible. The trade unionists don’t like it, and I would prefer to be part of agrowing industry. The key thing is we are consulting, we will continue toconsult and we will have plenty of time to deal with any shrinkage. Q What lessons have you learned from the mistakes of 2001? A You have to trust people, you have to make sure that whoever ispart of the consultative process maintains confidentiality, and generally speakingthat means you have to make sure the process is done with people who can betrusted. And you have to try to ensure that it is not hugely extensive in terms ofnumbers of people – it is quite easy to be confidential when there are half adozen people involved, but not when there are a hundred. Q Is confidentiality achievable this time? A Yes. Corus goes through the mill October 1999 – Corus is formed through the merger of BritishSteel and Netherlands-based Koninklijke Hoogovens February 2001 – reduces capacity and announces 6,050redundancies. Some of the employees first hear of the redundancies through themedia March 2003 – announces huge losses and admits it will have toreduce capacity further. Speculation about demerger Last week – Corus chief executive Tony Pedder resigns, andunions call for the resignation of chairman Brian Moffat Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Corus hits back over media circus surrounding job cutsOn 25 Mar 2003 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more