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  • Global sees path to prosperity despite disastrous 2019

    first_img Email Address 20th February 2020 | By contenteditor Topics: Casino & games Finance Legal & compliance Sports betting AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Regions: Europe Baltics Nordics Estonia Finland Sweden Global Gaming has seen revenue slashed and the business incur losses after a tumultuous 2019 that saw the operator lose its Swedish licence, but chief executive Tobias Fagerlund believes the business can turn things around in the long term. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Casino & games Global Gaming has seen revenue slashed and the business incur losses after a tumultuous 2019 that saw the operator lose its Swedish licence, but chief executive Tobias Fagerlund (pictured) believes the business can turn things around in the long term.Revenue for the year ended 31 December 2019 amounted to SEK412.1m (£32.6m/€38.9m/$42.0m), a 55.0% year-on-year decline. This came predominantly via Global’s core Ninja Casino brand, which accounted for 91.8% of the total.The Nordic region contributed SEK349.8m of revenue – despite the company’s Swedish shut-down in June 2019 – with a further SEK28.5m coming from the rest of Europe, and SEK33.9m from B2B collaborations. This final figure refers to the Nano Casino brand, launched in partnership with Finnplay’s Viral Interactive in August last year.While the operator did not provide any figures on player activity for Sweden, it highlighted growth in first time depositors from Estonia and Finland, which rose 69.0% to 25,705. Unique depositor numbers also rose, up 105.2% to 36,932.As a result of a significant decline in activity resulting from the Swedish shut-down, revenue-related costs fell sharply, down 47.4% to SEK190.8m, leaving a gross profit of SEK221.3m, down 60.0%.Marketing expenses, cut as part of an efficiency drive, fell 37.9% to SEK182.9m, while personnel expenses rose to SEK95.3m despite the operator significantly reducing its headcount and closing its Swedish technology hub and cutting back its Malta operation.In total, operating expenses were down 16.0% to SEK340.0m, though as a result of the decline in revenue, this saw Global swing to an operating loss of SEK118.7m, compared to a profit of SEK148.6m in 2018.After financial income and income tax, Global posted a net loss of SEK122.0m for the year.This followed a difficult fourth quarter, in which revenue fell 75.9% to SEK57.5m. While revenue-related expenses plummeted to SEK20.5m, and operating expenses to SEK63.6m, the lower revenue base meant that all income was wiped out by cost, resulting in an SEK31.6m net loss for the quarter.Despite this, chief executive Tobias Fagerlund said that the company’s outlook was much brighter than it had been for a number of months.“During the period, our efforts to create the conditions to succeed with our short- and long-term goals have continued unabated,” he explained. “We have completed the technical migration to Finnplay’s platform, fine-tuned a partially new and much smaller organisation, regained control of our costs and – not least – internally anchored, launched and started delivering according to the ambitious road-map that followed this autumn’s extensive strategy work.”Over the year Global failed in a number of appeals against its licence revocation, though in January was offered a glimmer of hope after the Administrative Court of Jönköping granted the operator leave to launch a fresh appeal. This was quickly followed by the Swedish Gaming Authority (Spelinspektionen) rejecting a bid to return Ninja Casino to the market, as a white label site operated by Viral Interactive, however.Despite this, Fagerlund said the operator’s ultimate aim remained clear: “In the long-term, in a few years’ time, our strategic goal is to take back and pass what we lost in 2019.“Our vision, which can be repeated, is to be a truly global player that delivers high-quality products and returns by being responsible, taking data- and knowledge-based decisions and by delivering quality on time.”For the year ahead, however, Global has more modest goals. Key will be to break even, something that Fagerlund believes can be achieved in the first half of 2020, before growing profits going forward.He said that the performance in January – without providing figures – had “lived up to [the company’s] high hopes”, and saw no reason why this should continue going forward. This was due in part to greater control over costs; Global began 2019 with almost SEK210m in marketing commitments, something that was “now history”, with those commitments “of a completely different size” in 2020.The technological overhaul, which saw the operator outsource most operations to Viral, means Global is able to be more adaptable and agile in the year ahead, he continued. The operations in Estonia and Finland are profitable, despite a marginal quarter-on-quarter decline in Q4 sales, which was blamed on a platform migration and the restructuring necessitated by the Swedish shut-down.“Now the organisation is in place and we believe that, despite increased competition, we will consolidate and also strengthen our already large market share in these markets during the year,” Fagerlund said. “Estonia and Finland grew by more than fifty percent in 2019 compared to 2018.”Growth would be aided further by efforts to expand Global’s range of brands and products. While Ninja Casino – “a very strong brand” – would continue to be leveraged in a number of new markets, these roll-outs would be complemented by the addition of a sportsbook.However, this will not be powered by Kambi, under an agreement signed in August 2018. As a result of Global being locked out of Sweden for the foreseeable future, Fagerlund explained, and considering the original agreement had been centred around that market, the decision had been taken to end the partnership.“There is a good bit left for us before we have recovered from the 2019 setbacks and certainly there is much that can go against us,” he said in conclusion. “My most important message now, given the difficult starting position, is that there is a lot that goes well.“We firmly believe that the processes we control ourselves go according to plan and we firmly believe that when we sum up in 2020 in a year, it is something quite different from the year we have now left behind.“We believe in what we do!” Global sees path to prosperity despite disastrous 2019last_img read more

  • Automatic Systems Ltd (ASL.mu) HY2018 Interim Report

    first_imgAutomatic Systems Ltd (ASL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about Automatic Systems Ltd (ASL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Automatic Systems Ltd (ASL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Automatic Systems Ltd (ASL.mu)  2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileAutomatic Systems Limited operates a totalisator system for horse racing and football betting. The company runs its operations through is two subsidiaries, Supertote which deals with the horse racing bets and Superscore which deals with the football bets. Automatic System Limited organises this betting platform for the horse racing in liaison with the Mauritius Turf Club in Mauritius. The company also runs this betting platform for soccer in Africa. Automatic Systems Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

  • Could cheap Aston Martin shares double in the stock market recovery?

    first_imgCould cheap Aston Martin shares double in the stock market recovery? “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. 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Rupert Hargreaves | Sunday, 7th June, 2020 | More on: AML Image source: Getty Images I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Aston Martin (LSE: AML) shares have accelerated away over the past five days. The stock has risen by nearly 20%, outperforming the FTSE 100, which has only gained 2% over the past week. Investors seem to be buying back into the luxury carmaker after it removed its previous CEO. It has also laid out a restructuring plan to reduce debt and return to profitability over the next few years.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The new CEO has his work cut out, but it looks as if he is the right man for the job. New blood at Aston MartinThe new CEO, Tobias Moers, is a force to be reckoned with in the car industry. He was handpicked by Aston Martin’s new chairman and part-owner Lawrence StrollMoers previously worked at Mercedes’ high-performance AMG business. He has been described as the exact opposite of Aston’s former CEO Andy Palmer. Under his stewardship, AMG grew from a niche engine-making business into one of the best performing divisions of Mercedes. Last year, the group produced 130,000 engines and was reported to be responsible for generating a sizeable percentage of the annual profits of Mercedes’ parent company DaimlerInvestors seem to be betting that Moers will be able to repeat the success he had at AMG. It’s going to be a tough job for Aston Martin’s new manager. The UK-based automaker has been bleeding money since its IPO.And it’s not as if the company has a history of profitability either. In the 107 years since its founding, Aston Martin has declared bankruptcy no less than seven times. AMG was in a similar position when Moers first took over, but he was able to revitalise the business during his years in charge. There’s no guarantee he will be able to pull off the same trick with Aston Martin, but as an industry veteran, he stands a better chance than most. Undervalued brandBut if Moers can pull it off, shareholders could be well rewarded over the next few months. As I noted the last time I covered the company, Aston Martin’s most valuable asset is its brand. The car maker’s brand alone could be worth as much as £2.6bn, significantly more than its current market capitalisation of £900m. These figures imply the shares have a wide margin of safety at current levels. Of course, only time will tell if the new CEO can pull off the impossible and turn this struggling luxury car manufacturer around. However, considering the value of the company compared to its brand, the risk of investing may be worth the reward at this stage. But it may be best to own the Aston Martin share price as part of a well-diversified portfolio.Using a well-diversified portfolio may allow investors to benefit from Aston’s upside potential while minimising downside risk. That’s essential in the current environment when the outlook for so many companies is highly uncertain. last_img read more

  • U.S. News & World Report names AdventHealth Orlando #1 hospital in…

    first_img Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. TAGSAdventHealthUS News and World Report Previous articleApopka Burglary ReportNext articleSummertime Safety: 3 Driving Tips For The Florida Heat Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your comment! The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here From AdventHealthSeven of AdventHealth’s specialty programs — including diabetes; gastroenterology, gynecology; urology and neurosurgery — ranked among the nation’s best, and the hospital was ranked No. 1 in Orlando for the 19th consecutive year.WASHINGTON, D.C., July 30, 2019 – AdventHealth Orlando has been recognized as the No. 1 hospital in Florida and the top in Orlando by U.S. News & World Report, which released its 2019-20 Best Hospitals ratings.The annual Best Hospitals rankings and ratings, now in their 30th year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or for common elective procedures.The hospital was also recognized as having seven nationally ranked specialty programs: diabetes and endocrinology; gastroenterology and GI surgery; geriatrics; gynecology; nephrology; neurology and neurosurgery; and urology.In addition, AdventHealth was recognized for having four “high-performing” programs: cancer; cardiology and heart surgery; orthopedics; and pulmonary and lung surgery.Just last month, AdventHealth for Children was also honored by U.S. News, when its neonatology program was ranked among the nation’s best in the annual “Best Children’s Hospitals” issue. And with these most recent rankings, AdventHealth for Women is now recognized as providing the best women’s care in Florida.“We are honored that our clinicians are being recognized nationally for providing exceptional, compassionate, whole-person care,” said Daryl Tol, president & CEO of AdventHealth’s Central Florida Division. “It’s our goal to always keep the needs of the consumer at the forefront of everything we do, and to be a health-care partner for life.”For the 2019-20 rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. In the 16 specialty areas, 165 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals as high performing across multiple areas of care.“For 30 years, U.S. News has strived to make hospital quality more transparent to healthcare consumers nationwide,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “By providing the most comprehensive data available on nearly every hospital across the United States, we give patients, families and physicians information to support their search for the best care across a range of procedures, conditions, and specialties.”The U.S. News Best Hospitals methodologies in most areas of care are based largely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and discharge-to-home rates, volume, and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators.Best Hospitals was produced by U.S. News with RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C.For more information about the 2019-20 rankings and ratings, please visit the FAQ. The rankings will be published in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals 2020” guidebook (ISBN 9781931469937), available for pre-order now from the U.S. News Online Store and for purchase at other bookstores in mid-September.For more information, visit Best Hospitals and use #BestHospitals on Facebook and Twitter.last_img read more

  • Cancer Research UK’s Dryathlon returns for fourth year

    first_img Advertisement Cancer Research UK’s Dryathlon returns for fourth year  162 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Howard Lake | 19 November 2015 | News Cancer Research UK has begun encouraging people to take part in its annual January fundraising campaign Dryathlon®. Once again, participants, or ‘Dryathletes™’, are urged to go dry for 31 January by avoiding alcohol, and to raise sponsorship money as they do so.Dryathlon first ran in January 2013. This year the campaign is being promoted by a new advertising campaign created by Karmarama which will appear across TV, radio, digital and social media. The advert combines animation with a specially written song. It retains the fun and light-hearted tone of Dryathlon, so encourages Dryathletes to have a good time in January and to be proud of being sober.Anthony Newman, director of marketing at Cancer Research UK said:“Dryathlon is back and we want it to be our biggest and best yet. Dryathlon is the original campaign that challenges the nation to put down their pints. Since 2013, it has raised over £17 million for our work to beat cancer sooner – so the pressure is on for a brilliant fourth year in 2016.“To carry on this success it’s essential Dryathlon continues to innovate and appeal, and I believe the new campaign will achieve this. It feels fresh, fun and builds on what we’ve learnt from previous campaigns, highlighting our message that Dryathlon is not about staying in but getting out and enjoying yourself”.Dryathlon will run from 1-31 January 2016, and registration is now open. Participants can take part on their own or as part of a team.Since 2013, 170,000 Dryathletes have raised over £17 million for Cancer Research UK’s work. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3  161 total views,  1 views today Tagged with: Cancer Research UK Events 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.last_img read more

  • White Paper: COVID-19’s Long-Term Impact on Housing, Mortgage Industries

    first_img  Print This Post Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago A new white paper published by Altisource, “Navigating the Challenges of COVID-19, Now and in the Future,” discusses the future of the mortgage industry once the pandemic passes. “Mortgage companies began scrambling to operationalize in a rapidly evolving and unexpected environment that no one was fully prepared for,” Altisource said in the white paper. “As with the 2008 housing crisis, our industry was too tightly interconnected that it didn’t take long for a domino effect to ripple throughout the community and impact every corner of it.” In May, the housing and mortgage industries faced historic levels of unemployment claims—surpassing 30 million in June—falling home sales and interest rates, and forbearance plans that are impacting cash flow for mortgage servicers.  The analysis in this white paper stemmed from Altisource’s Mortgage Industry Pandemic Summit, in partnership with Five Star Global. Altisource’s CEO Bill Shepro said in the white paper that there was “no amount of preparation” that could have prepared the mortgage industry for COVID-19. Five Star Global’s President and CEO Ed Delgado said crises have always been present in the mortgage industry and will always have an influence on the industry manages operations, relate to clients, and protect homeownership.”We’ve learned a lot since the 2008 crisis, and we are already farther ahead now than we were then,” Delgado said.Experts within the session The Economist Magic 8 Ball: What to Expect in the Next Year, had a generally favorable view on the economy moving forward. “While we might not show positive growth for the calendar year, the experts anticipate a sizable rebound in Q4 or the first half of 2021 for many reasons,” the white paper said. “They expect to see a quick reversal of the recent massive rise in unemployment due to the fact that most of the jobs lost in the last few months were hourly workers, so many may return to work soon.” Of all attendees polled, 48% said the biggest challenge facing them was mortgage forbearance. This was followed by tightening credit standards (25%), operational challenges to closing loans (11%), utilizing and implementing new technology (11%), increased information security with remote working (5%). Additionally, 17% of attendees said the foreclosure rate will exceed the 4% rate of the Great Recession, while 50% said it would be between 2-3%.  Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. Subscribe Previous: Future Home Price and Rent Issues “Unlikely” Next: Home Insurance Costs are Rising 2020-06-08 Mike Albanese Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago June 8, 2020 2,134 Views White Paper: COVID-19’s Long-Term Impact on Housing, Mortgage Industries Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, Market Studies, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Mike Albanese Home / Daily Dose / White Paper: COVID-19’s Long-Term Impact on Housing, Mortgage Industries Sign up for DS News Daily last_img read more

  • Further warnings over spiraling insurance costs

    first_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ By News Highland – January 31, 2019 Twitter There’s further warnings to the Government that unless rising insurance costs are tackled, jobs could be lost.South Donegal Deputy Eamon Scanlon says despite the Cost of Insurance Working Group two years ago publishing a series of recommendations to deal with spiralling insurance premiums, many of the key proposals have yet to be implemented.Deputy Scanlon says businesses in the North West are already dealing with high insurance costs and face more of the unknown with the uncertainty of Brexit:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/scfghgfhgfhgfhanlon1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Previous articleMain Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Wednesday January 30thNext articleCouncil to carry out audit of all housing stock News Highland AudioHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Pinterestcenter_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Twitter Facebook Pinterest Further warnings over spiraling insurance costs DL Debate – 24/05/21 last_img read more

  • New campaigne launched to attract woman into construction industry

    first_imgA campaign has been launched to combat the construction industry’s skillsshortages by encouraging more women to become builders. ‘Women Building London’, run by Women’s Education in Building (WEB), hopesto recruit 1,400 women to help make up the 8,000 new recruits a year, which theConstruction Industry Training Board (CITB) says will be needed until 2006 toavoid a shortfall. At present, less than 1 per cent of building workers in the UK are female. The scheme will advise women about the construction industry and choosing atrade, and will offer information on training and support, as well as guidanceon finding work placements and jobs. It will also offer help to women settingup a building or construction trade business. Sue Rossiter, Greater London area manager of the CITB, said she hopes thescheme will, literally, change the face of the construction industry inBritain. “We need a construction industry that looks like Britain, and Britainis not all male and white,” she said. New campaigne launched to attract woman into construction industryOn 30 Sep 2003 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

  • Megan Rapinoe, Christen Press speak out after ending US Soccer salary mediation

    first_imgAugust 15, 2019 /Sports News – National Megan Rapinoe, Christen Press speak out after ending US Soccer salary mediation FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailABC News(NEW YORK) — Two stars of the U.S. women’s soccer team say the ball is in the court of the U.S. Soccer Federation after the reigning World Cup champions walked out of mediation talks being held Wednesday in their fight for equal pay.“They’re the only employer that we could have playing for the national team, we’re the only employees that they could have, so for better or for worse we’re tethered together,” Megan Rapinoe, co-captain of the U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT) said Thursday on Good Morning America. “I think that if and when and ever they are willing to have a conversation about equal pay that starts there and goes forward, we’re always open to that.”“We won’t accept anything less than equal pay,” she added. “We show up for a game, if we win the game if we lose the game if we tie the game, we want to be paid equally, period.”The USWNT filed an equal pay lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation earlier this year. The two sides had agreed to go to mediation just before the World Cup kicked off in France in June.The lawsuit cites the discrimination in pay, but also the denial of “at least equal playing, training, and travel conditions; equal promotion of their games; equal support and development for their games; and other terms and conditions of employment.”“I think we’re very confident in our case in what’s transpired,” USWNT player Christen Press said on GMA alongside Rapinoe. “I think for us it’s more than about this moment or this team … It’s actually about women everywhere being treated equally and respectfully in the workplace so if that means that we’re going to go to trial then we’re going to do that, and we’re going to do it very confidently.”The U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) fired back at the athletes in a Wednesday statement, calling their actions “aggressive” and saying they had presented “misleading information” for months.“We have said numerous times that our goal is to find a resolution, and during mediation we had hoped we would be able to address the issues in a respectful manner and reach an agreement,” the USSF said in the statement. “Unfortunately, instead of allowing mediation to proceed in a considerate manner, plaintiffs’ counsel took an aggressive and ultimately unproductive approach that follows months of presenting misleading information to the public in an effort to perpetuate confusion.”“We always know there is more we can do,” the statement continued. “We value our players, and have continually shown that, by providing them with compensation and support that exceeds any other women’s team in the world. Despite inflammatory statements from their spokesperson, which are intended to paint our actions inaccurately and unfairly, we are undaunted in our efforts to continue discussions in good faith.”Press argued Thursday that equality is “not just a word you can say.”“I think it’s quite simple from our perspective,” she said. “We want to be paid equally and that just means that when we show up to a game that we get compensated the same way that a man would for showing up for the same game.”“And I think that U.S. Soccer and Carlos and the board just showed us that they weren’t willing to start there with equality,” Press continued. “And it’s not just a word you can say, it’s something you have to stand behind because on this issue there is no social equality for women without financial equality.”The U.S. women ran undefeated through the 2019 World Cup in June and July, including a 2-0 win over the Netherlands in the final. It was the second consecutive World Cup victory for the women, who have also won three of the last four Olympic gold medals.The U.S. men’s team did not qualify for the most-recent World Cup, and their best World Cup result, third place, came 89 years ago.When it comes to the actual legal issues at play, the suit points to two federal laws: the Equal Pay Act, which prohibits paying employees unequally based on sex, and Title VII, which prohibits employers discriminating on the basis of sex.“The U.S. women’s soccer team does not need to be the best in the world in order to earn equal pay. The point of non-discrimination law is that employees doing similar work should be paid equally,” Suzanne B. Goldberg, director of the Center for Gender & Sexuality Law at the Columbia Law School, told ABC News earlier this year.Women earn guaranteed yearly contracts and benefits, while men are paid for individual match appearances.In a statement released Wednesday, a USWNT spokesperson said the team wants women to know “we are undaunted” in the fight for equal pay.“We entered this week’s mediation with representatives of USSF full of hope,” said Molly Levinson, spokesperson for the U.S. women’s national team. “Today we must conclude these meetings sorely disappointed in the Federation’s determination to perpetuate fundamentally discriminatory workplace conditions and behavior. It is clear that USSF, including its Board of Directors and President Carlos Cordeiro, fully intend to continue to compensate women players less than men. They will not succeed. We want all of our fans, sponsors, peers around the world, and women everywhere to know we are undaunted and will eagerly look forward to a jury trial.”When asked about a plan should they lose in their fight, Press responded, “I think you’re asking the wrong people what if we lose. It’s not generally how we approach things.”Regardless of the trial results, fans spoke out loudly in support of the team both during and after the World Cup. Attendees in France chanted “equal pay” after the women won, while similar chants echoed in the Canyon of Heroes days later when the team paraded through lower Manhattan.“In 2019 I don’t think equal pay is necessarily a novel idea,” said Rapinoe. “I think people see how successful we’ve been and I think that they think we should be compensated for that.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Beau Lundcenter_img Written bylast_img read more

  • Assistant Professor- Public Health

    first_imgletter of interest,curriculum vitae,statement of teaching interest/philosophy that describes whatrole faculty play in student success,research plan that addresses the relationship of researchactivities to the classroom and teaching,diversity statement that discusses best strategies forsupporting students historically marginalized in the field ofPublic Health, andthree references with contact information. Preferred Qualifications Department SummaryThe Department of Public Health and Recreation at San José StateUniversity seeks qualified candidates for a full-time, tenure-trackAssistant Professor position in Public Health. The Department of Public Health andRecreation is a multidisciplinary department that awards B.S.degrees in Public Health and Recreation, and a Master of PublicHealth (MPH) degree with a concentration in community healtheducation. Our undergraduate programs offer concentrations inpopulation data science, community health education, recreationmanagement, and recreation therapy. A Master of Recreation will belaunched in the fall of 2021. The PHR Department is one of thelargest and fastest-growing units within the College of Health and HumanSciences . With the slogan of AchievingHealth and Wellbeing for All, our PHR mission is “to cultivate alearning community, advance scholarship, and act as an agent ofsocial change within the domains of public health and recreationthrough serving our diverse SJSU PHR students and alumni andpartnering communities to facilitate personal and communitytransformation.” As highlighted within our current strategic plan,our vision is that: “We aspire to be innovators and leaders inlearning and teaching, scholarship, and professional practice toignite social change towards a more vibrant, prosperous, and justworld where the optimal health and wellbeing of individuals andcommunities are achieved and sustained.”Based on a Teacher-Scholar-Practitioner model, we are a thrivingdiverse academic, scholarly, and professional community thatintegrates public health, recreation, and personal wellness throughhigh-impact experiential learning, scientific inquiry, criticalthinking, play, and lifelong learning to promote social change andjustice using collaborative engaged actions. Central to thisprocess involves student, alumni, faculty, and community engagementto advance practices in public health and recreation fields. We areall committed to the sustainable growth and meaningfultransformation of our department in order to respectfully meet boththe needs of our students and the needs of professional fieldswithin public health and recreation service areas not only here inSan Jose and Northern California, but also nationally and globally.As leaders in higher education, our programs integrate innovative,social justice, and therapeutic approaches to advancing personaland community health through engaged scholarship, applied research,and direct service-learning opportunities.Required Qualifications Responsibilities Teach courses in undergraduate and graduate Public Healthprograms (classroom, online/hybrid formats), such as health policy,health justice, multicultural health, quantitative and qualitativemethods, and/or health communication ( Department Overview and Curricula );Leadership in the Public Health programs, including oversightfor ongoing assessment of student learning objectives and programoutcomes, student advising, alignment of online and campus courses,continuous improvement of teaching and learning, and adherence toall CEPH accreditation requirements;Conduct research, develop successful grants, presentacademic/professional papers, regularly publish inacademic/professional journals, and contribute to the scholarshipof public health;Work with colleagues to co-develop the department’s strategicdirections, particularly regarding the linkages between publichealth, recreation, community engagement, and environmental/policystrategies for building healthy communities;Reflect and continuously improve upon one’s instructional,relational, and classroom practices to more effectively engage andsupport historically underserved students;Engage in community and university outreach to develop andmaintain practicum/internship sites, curriculum resources,service-learning opportunities, alumni engagement, anddevelopment/advancement opportunities;Participate in analysis of and planning for the changingecology of higher education and the public health workforce,including the development and implementation of a strategic planand purposeful activities for continuing education/lifelonglearning, professional development, individual certification, andprogram accreditation;Participate in shared governance, usually in department,college, and university committee and other serviceassignments.Demonstrate awareness and experience understanding the needs ofa student population of great diversity – in age, culturalbackground, ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation –through inclusive course materials, teaching strategies andadvisement. Knowledge of disciplinary trends regarding issues that centerrace, gender, sexual orientation, immigration, and underservedcommunities;Experience working with racially diverse students in theclassroom, and an understanding of how historical patterns ofexclusion of groups within higher education, and the profession,shape patterns of participation and outcomes;An active and well-articulated research agenda, coupled withinterest and ability to secure external grant funding;Demonstrated ability or potential to conduct both undergraduateand graduate advising and mentoring;Ability to effectively design, teach, and evaluate graduate andundergraduate courses, in traditional, online, and hybrid formats;andAbility to work collegially on the accreditation of theundergraduate public health program and maintain the accreditationof the Master of Public Health (MPH) program, as well as contributeto the department’s strategic “journey” planning and action. Compensation – Commensurate with qualifications andexperience. See BenefitsSummary for details.Starting Date – August 2021Eligibility – Employment is contingent upon proof ofeligibility to work in the United States.Application ProcedureClick Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Applicationand attach the following documents: Doctoral degree in public health or closely related field;Scholarship in public health including but not limited totransdisciplinary, engaged, or applied research;Demonstrated experience or potential for teaching excellence,including in areas such as (but not limited to) health policy,health justice, multicultural health, health communication, orquantitative and qualitative methods;Active public health research agenda with substantial potentialfor publications and funded research; andApplicants should demonstrate an awareness of and sensitivityto the educational goals of a multicultural population as mighthave been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching andother comparable experience. For full consideration, please apply by January 15, 2021Inquires may be directed to the Department Chair – Dr. YoshitakaIwasaki, Email: [email protected] Phone: (408)924-1318.The UniversitySan José StateUniversity enrolls over 35,700 students, a significantpercentage of whom are members of minority groups. As such, thisposition is for scholars interested in a career at a nationalleader in graduating URM students. SJSU is a Hispanic ServingInstitution (HSI) and Asian American and Native American PacificIslander (AANAPISI) Serving Institution; 40% of our students arefirst-generation, and 38% are Pell-qualified. The university iscurrently ranked third nationally in increasing student upwardmobility. The University is committed to increasing the diversityof its faculty so our disciplines, students, and the community canbenefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.San José State University is California’s oldest institution ofpublic higher learning. Located in downtown San José (Pop.1,000,000) in the heart of Silicon Valley, SJSU is part of one ofthe most innovative regions in the world. As Silicon Valley’spublic university, SJSU combines dynamic teaching, research, anduniversity-industry experiences to prepare students to address thebiggest problems facing society. SJSU is a member of the 23-campusCalifornia State University (CSU) system.Equal Employment StatementSan José State University is an Affirmative Action/EqualOpportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants foremployment without regard to race, color, religion, nationalorigin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexualorientation, genetic information, medical condition, maritalstatus, veteran status, or disability. This policy applies to allSan José State University students, faculty, and staff as well asUniversity programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations aremade for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. Note thatall San José State University employees are considered mandatedreporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect ReportingAct and are required to comply with the requirements set forth inCSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.Additional InformationA background check (including a criminal records check) must becompleted satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered aposition with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete thebackground check may affect the application status of applicants orcontinued employment of current CSU employees who apply for theposition.Advertised: November 21, 2020 (9:00 AM) Pacific StandardTimeApplications close:last_img read more