New training providers join NSA

first_imgFour new training providers have joined the National Skills Academy for Food and Drink Manufacturing, taking the number in the network to 32.The College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (Cafre) has become the first organisation to be accredited as part of the NSA in Northern Ireland, and will lead the development of a training network dedicated to the needs of the province’s food and drink industry.Bishop Burton College near Beverley, Yorkshire, and Derby College have also joined the NSA’s food and drink processing networks. Newcastle University has become the second member of the leadership and management network. Meanwhile, Sheffield Hallam University has extended its involvement with the NSA network by taking on an additional role to become champion of a network specialising in food innovation.NSA director Justine Fosh said the NSA has now published a directory listing all the training courses available from its members. It can be downloaded from the NSA for Food and Drink Manufacturing website at foodanddrink.nsacademy.co.uk.The NSA steering for bakery – made up of representatives from the baking industry including craft, plant and supermarket businesses as well as trade associations – is currently developing vocational qualifications and ways of delivering skills via a network of training providers, and guided by sector skills council Improve. It is due to announce further details of a pilot foundation bakery training scheme in the coming months.last_img read more

Kambi membership sees BOS Sweden broaden representation

first_img StumbleUpon Share Related Articles Submit Swedish online gambling trade association BOS has moved to expand and diversify its industry representation after confirming sports betting technology supplier Kambi Group Plc as its latest member.The Stockholm-listed technology group becomes the first dedicated sports betting platform supplier to join BOS ranks.Kambi is recognised amongst the industry’s leading systems suppliers and currently maintains sports betting provisions for a number of BOS’ members.“We are delighted to have been elected to join BOS, an organisation aligned with our aims of building a successful and sustainable betting market in Sweden that not only protects players through high rates of channelisation but safeguards the integrity of sport through sensible regulation,” said Tommaso Di Chio, Kambi Associate General Counsel.This week representing its membership, BOS governance published a detailed response to Swedish gambling inspectorate Spelinspektionen proposed recommendations on market bet-types, underlining that wagering restrictions would only benefit black market actors.“Welcoming Kambi is a milestone for BOS. It is the first member who engages solely in supplying the gambling market with technology, odds and other data for sports betting,” said Gustaf Hoffstedt, BOS Secretary General.“I am convinced that Kambi has plenty to offer in our efforts to create a prosperous Swedish gambling market. Having worked with a broad variety of gambling operators, their experience is unique. I am particularly convinced that Kambi’s knowledge will contribute greatly to the effort on conserving and strengthening the integrity in sports.” LeoVegas hits back at Swedish regulations despite Q2 successes August 13, 2020 Kambi lauds resilience as COVID impacts Q2 figures July 24, 2020 Share Betsson outrides pandemic challenges as regulatory dramas loom July 21, 2020last_img read more

UniBank Ghana Limited signs Asamoah Gyan as its brand icon

first_imgUniBank Ghana Limited  the official bank of the Black Stars, has struck a two year deal with Black Stars’ captain, Asamoah Gyan, as its brand icon. Gyan, who led the Black Stars to their third successive World Cup qualification, would for the next two years, promote the products and services of the bank. The lethal striker, as per the terms of the deal, would appear on both print and electronic advertising media of the bank, as well as endorse the uniBank brand in and outside the country. The bank would also make annual financial commitments to the player as part of the deal. UniBank’s recent association with the player has further strengthened their relationship with the Ghana Football Association (GFA), after entering into a 1.2 million dollar sponsorship deal with the football controlling body late last year.  The bank last year also entered into a one year sponsorship deal with coach James Akwesi Appiah as its brand icon, after closing the sponsorship deal with the Black Stars.  The bank is expected to play a major role in the campaign of the Black Stars at the 2014 Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) World Cup in Brazil. Ghana has been drawn in group G alongside Germany, Portugal and USAlast_img read more

AMERICA’S TOP GENERAL WITH RANAFAST ROOTS RETIRES WITH IRISH SONG AND SPEECH FROM PRESIDENT OBAMA

first_imgTHE head of America’s armed forces has stepped down – with Donegal in his retirement plans.General Martin Dempsey, who spent many summers in the west of the county with his cousins, had been Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff – the highest-ranking military officer in the US Armed Forces. At his retirement ceremony, after 41 years of military service, General Dempsey led a powerful rendition of the Parting Glass….before rejoining his family and giving one final poignant salute (video above).But we could be seeing a lot more of the 63-year-old as he is planning a visit ‘home’ next year.Donegal County Council is expected to honour General Dempsey.His grandfather, John Óg Devenney, originally came from Ranafast, a Gaeltacht (Irish language speaking) part of Donegal. He left his hometown in 1926, boarding a train at Crolly and going to the port at Derry, where he boarded a ship, The Cameronia, bound for New York. Dempsey spent every summer of his youth learning Irish in Ranafast and many of his relatives, with whom General Dempsey keeps in touch, live in the area.His family hopes that he will visit Donegal next year, and that the Irish government will recognise him.His cousin Donnchadh Devenney said: “His grandfather left the old train station in Crolly with four of his friends to find a better life in America and they were played off by the local Ranafast band which they were members of.“It’s great to see that something good came of it and that an Irishman and the rest of his family have done so well for themselves.”President Obama’s speech at the retirement event is below…AMERICA’S TOP GENERAL WITH RANAFAST ROOTS RETIRES WITH IRISH SONG AND SPEECH FROM PRESIDENT OBAMA was last modified: October 9th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalGeneral Martin DempseyParting GlassRanafastretirementlast_img read more