AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The SG Digital division of Scientific Game has said a successful World Cup for its OpenBet platform demonstrates its “preparedness” for growth in the US. SG Digital processed more than 177 million bets across all channels via OpenBet during the recent national football team tournament, which ran from June 14 to July 15 in Russia. The number of sports bets placed per minute on OpenBet for a single operator peaked at 18,000 during the World Cup. The OpenBet sportsbook is used by operators in regions around the world, but it is the US that SG Digital has an eye on in particular as it seeks further growth.A number of US states have moved to legalise sports betting since the Supreme Court earlier this year voted to overturn the federal 1992 Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA). SG Digital has already secured a partnership with geolocation expert GeoComply as part of its expansion plans in the US and will now seek to push forward with its growth plans. Keith O’Loughlin, senior vice-president sportsbook and platforms at SG Digital, said: “The World Cup is an undeniably popular event with global impact, and we’re glad to see our partners perform so well. “In proud partnership with operators, SG Digital’s OpenBet ensured the scale and flex required to ensure a truly entertaining experience for the punters. “The added entertainment value of sports betting can be very powerful when paired with such a worldwide phenomenon; this signals a bright future for us and our customers. ‘We look forward to creating next level performances for similar events in years to come. “Further, we hope this year’s World Cup demonstrates our preparedness for growth in the United States as jurisdictions in the market begin to regulate. It’s an exciting time to be in sports betting.” SG Digital processed over 177 million bets via OpenBet Tags: Online Gambling Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Sports betting SG Digital prepares for US growth after US success 27th July 2018 | By contenteditor Regions: US Topics: Sports betting Tech & innovation Email Address
Future Anthem chief executive and founder Leigh Nissim added that Future Anthem and Microsoft share a vision when it comes to future growth. “Our approach to AI and data is pioneering within the igaming industry and we are incredibly pleased to land a strategic partner in Microsoft that shares our clear and ambitious vision to grow responsibly and sustainably.” Future Anthem, which offers data science-based solutions intended to increase player engagement and identify markers of harm for vulnerable players, will now be onboarded to Microsoft’s solutions offering and Microsoft’s own sales team will now be able to sell its products. Tags: Future Anthem 26th April 2021 | By Daniel O’Boyle AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter “To get this recognition from Microsoft is a proud achievement for Future Anthem that has required substantial input from across the business,” Future Anthem chief marketing officer Mitchell Feldman said. Machine learning solutions provider Future Anthem has secured a strategic partnership with Microsoft that will allow the tech giant to co-sell Future Anthem products as part of its solutions offering. AI supplier Future Anthem secures Microsoft “co-sell” partnership “This is a significant and exciting development that demonstrates how quickly Future Anthem is maturing and creates huge opportunity for us to hyperscale on a global basis,” Nissim said. Tech & innovation “The elasticity and security of Microsoft Azure, coupled with the lead-generation injection that being a co-seller brings, means that will have a transformational effect on our ambitious growth strategy.” Regions: UK & Ireland Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Tech & innovation Product & technology Product & technology Regtech Email Address
Social responsibility “This means that if the playing conditions on the online casino site they have been playing on change, for example, in the form of poorer chances of winning, lower betting limits or lower gaming speeds, over 40 percent of online casino players would look for an offer in which the playing conditions have not deteriorated.” The 5.3% turnover tax is an amendment to the Act and was heard by Bundestag’s Finance Committee on 7 June. Two further committees – on Sport and Legal Affairs and Consumer Protection – are also considering the bill. “Our data show that the majority of players in online casinos react very sensitively to changes in gaming conditions,” said Professor Dr. Bert Rürup, president of the Handelsblatt Research Institute, on the findings of the study. A new study suggests that new restrictions and taxes in online gambling in Germany could lead to 40% of players playing offshore and may cancel out player protection efforts. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Last week, the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) filed a formal state aid complaint to the European Commission against the Bundesrat in response to the 5.3% tax proposal, while industry body Deutscher Sportwettenverband (DSWV) filed a similar complaint. Both bodies argue that the tax rates are illegal state aid as they favour the land-based sector over online. Study suggests German State Treaty could see 40% playing offshore The study, which was conducted by the Handelsblatt Research Institute on behalf of online trady body Eco, found that restrictions outlined in the new German State Treaty, the Glücksspielneuregulierungstaatsverag, and the accompanying tax rates could encourage users to play in unlicensed markets and may affect efforts for player protection. Regions: Europe Central and Eastern Europe Germany Email Address Professor Michael Rotert, Eco honorary president, believes that the Treaty should be readjusted to align with best practices in data protection and with lower taxes.“A sensible regulation that enables state control involves opening up the online gambling market to licensed providers who are under state control,” said Rotert. 9th June 2021 | By Marese O’Hagan Topics: Legal & compliance Social responsibility Legal Responsible gambling “This must not be jeopardized by taxation plans, excessive data collections and restrictive regulations, because this survey also confirmed how important the protection of personal data is to people.” Tags: Germany EGBA European Gaming and Betting Association DSWV Deutscher Sportwettenverband Bundesrat Dr. Rürup also commented on amendments to Germany’s Race Betting and Lottery Act, which would set a turnover tax of 5.3% for onlien slots and poker, saying: “The taxes planned by the federal states are extremely high in European and international comparison. A 5.3% tax on stakes could make legal and licensed offers very unattractive.” The Treaty was approved by the state parliament of Nordrhein-Westfalen in April and is set to come into force in all 16 federal states on July 1. In response to aspects the Treaty, Eco expressed concern regarding data protection in terms of the planned system to prevent players playing with multiple operators at a time. Standards for this system were released last week. The amendment has already faced major opposition, the Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE), warning that a tax on turnover could “doom” re-regulation and another study estimating that half of all German players may play offshore under the system.
Sun Limited (SUN.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2016 abridged results.For more information about Sun Limited (SUN.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sun Limited (SUN.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sun Limited (SUN.mu) 2016 abridged results.Company ProfileSun Limited engages in the tourism sector of the leisure industry. The company is based in Ebene, the Republic of Mauritius, where it owns and operates six resorts in the Republic of Mauritius, one resort in the Republic of Maldives and also owns two in-house tour operators in France and South Africa. Sun Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius
TAGS: Munster Tomas O’Leary during last year’s Six NationsThe last time we spoke to Tomás O’Leary was during a bad week for the scrum-half. He’d injured his thumb a month into the season and, having undergone surgery, was told he’d miss all four of Ireland’s autumn Tests. The worst thing was he’d suffered the injury while losing to Leinster – a fourth loss in a row to their rivals. The Munsterman was hurting.But now the smile is back on O’Leary’s face. Not one to dwell on the frustration that comes from having to watch your team-mates from the side of the pitch, he took a trip to New York with his girlfriend before returning home to his training routine. Determined to return as soon as possible, he worked hard during his time off, the only thing missing from his regular schedule the games themselves.The effort paid off and in his third game back, O’Leary found himself as Munster’s No 9 for the Heineken Cup clash against the Ospreys in Limerick. Given Peter Stringer’s form for Ireland during the autumn, it was a bold call by Tony McGahan but O’Leary repaid the faith by playing his part in two tries in a 22-16 victory.O’Leary hasn’t played Test rugby since June, but he was glued to his TV screen in the autumn while Ireland followed sluggish defeats by South Africa and New Zealand with a record 29-9 win over Argentina. “It was a bit of a mixed bag,” he says, “and personally frustrating because you want to play every game. Whether you’re watching Munster or Ireland you’d love to be out there. A lot of the lads were really disappointed with the South Africa game, but the conditions dictated that it was difficult to play rugby. They lost to New Zealand as well but that was a pretty good performance, especially when you compare it to how the other countries got on against them. The lads would have been hoping to win all of the games but it’s difficult when you’re playing New Zealand and South Africa.”If things have picked up in recent weeks for O’Leary, he believes Ireland’s fortunes are about to follow suit. Having finished the autumn on a high, they go into the new year optimistic about their chances in the Six Nations. Ireland will enjoy home advantage against France and England, and with Scotland briefly overtaking Ireland in the world rankings in November, the tournament promises to be more competitive than ever.O’Leary knows there’s no substitute for wins for building team confidence, but having a capacity crowd roaring them on at the Aviva Stadium wouldn’t half help too. Ireland struggled to fill their seats in November, with tickets sold in expensive packages, and the Lansdowne Road atmosphere of old was missed by all. O’Leary hopes a revised ticketing policy will get bums firmly back on seats. “It’s really important that we get as many fans as possible in the stadium to get behind us. A good atmosphere improves people’s performances so hopefully for the Six Nations we can get a full crowd into the Aviva. It would be good to get a good few results to give the crowd something to cheer about too. Every game will be tough, it’s not going to be an easy Six Nations. Scotland are going well and the Italians are too, which they showed when Aironi beat Biarritz.”With a World Cup in the back of every player’s mind, competition for places will be tough, and Declan Kidney will also have his eye on Stringer, Eoin Reddan and Isaac Boss this month. O’Leary has been first choice when fit in recent times, but he’s not become complacent about his standing within the squad, and is hoping that a bit of friendly rivalry will spark a run of success for the team.“I’m training hard and I’d be disappointed if I don’t get back in, but it does happen,” he says. “The Six Nations will be the last window for players aiming to get into the World Cup squad so it’s going to be ultra-competitive, which will hopefully improve our performances. There will be games where others get opportunities, and not every player will face every opposition. I’m looking forward to playing myself, but it’s good for the lads to get a run and get a chance.”Before the Six Nations and subsequent World Cup, O’Leary will be engaged in Munster’s Heineken Cup and Magners League campaigns this month. The 27-year-old is in his sixth season for the province, with another one left on his contract after this – and is showing no signs of wanting to move on from Thomond Park. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS “I don’t really think about the World Cup too much, especially as I haven’t been involved with Ireland recently. I haven’t been to a World Cup before so I definitely want to go to one with Ireland, but if I think about it then the immediate future will go out of my mind, and you can’t let that happen. I’ve just been aiming to get back there with Munster, this is a fairly massive season for us. I’m pretty happy here at the moment. It’s a great place to play rugby with great professionals, and if you’re playing regularly for Munster you’re in with a shot for the Irish team.”Fans will no doubt be delighted to see O’Leary back on the pitch, and will hope his cheery disposition translates into tangible rewards for Munster and Ireland.
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Facebook ReddIt Two losses have pushed the Horned Frogs out of the conference lead and into a tie for second place. But the team hopes to get back on track tonight at home against the University of Utah, which is currently tied for first place in the Mountain West Conference.Poor shooting performances have plagued the Horned Frogs (13-8, 4-3 MWC) in their last two games, each 17-point losses to the University of New Mexico and San Diego State University. The 109 Twitter Linkedin TCU athletes are “SPARK-ing” an interest in Fort Worth area students + posts Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store The 109https://www.tcu360.com/author/the-109/ The 109https://www.tcu360.com/author/the-109/ Facebook ReddIt TCU athletes are “SPARK-ing” an interest in Fort Worth area students Twitter Stories from the polls: Election Day in The109! Previous articleFort Worth museum offers Looney Toons experienceNext articlePanthers seek first district win in home opener The 109 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR printThe Fort Worth YardSmart seminar will aim to teach residents about ways to conserve water with landscaping.The YardSmart seminar offers lectures on native plants, landscape design and vegetable gardening as well as a panel discussion and tour of the Botanic Garden’s water conservation garden.YardSmart seminars are held every fall and spring by the Fort Worth Water Department, said Dotty Woodson, a speaker at the seminar.This Saturday’s seminar is free. Fort Worth residents can attend certain portions of the seminar or the entire event.Woodson said around 150 to 200 people usually attend the YardSmart seminars.Yardsmart lecture topics are chosen based on audience suggestions from the previous year’s seminars, said seminar coordinator Hilda Zuniga of the Fort Worth Water Department.The first event, “Get to Know Our Native Plants,” begins at 8:30 a.m. Speaker Gailon Hardin said the lecture will discuss reasons to use native plants.Hardin said a sustainable landscape means “using current resources without compromising resources of the future. Each one of us can certainly do that in our landscapes.”At 9:30 a.m., Steve Cheney will present “Best Landscape Design Practices.” Cheney said he will cover common questions that residents have about landscaping and plant selection.The last lecture of the seminar, “Do-It-Yourself Vegetable Gardening,” begins at 11 a.m. Speaker Dotty Woodson said she will cover the types of vegetables to plant in spring in summer.“Planting time for spring gardens is right now,” said Woodson, “Come learn how fun and easy growing vegetables is.” The 109https://www.tcu360.com/author/the-109/ Linkedin Fort Worth braces for more severe weather The 109https://www.tcu360.com/author/the-109/ Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday
Cameroonian journalist Paul Chouta sentenced and fined in defamation case RSF spoke to the journalist, Polycarpe Essomba, as he was on his way to hospital on Wednesday to seek treatment for a headache and pains in his feet caused by the police beating a day earlier as he attended the opposition demonstration, which had been banned by the authorities. CameroonAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsProtecting sources Freedom of expressionViolence Several journalists were prevented from carrying out their work. Agence France-Presse correspondent Reinnier Kaze was also detained at the same place and had his equipment seized. An assault by police on Rodrigue Ngassi, a cameraman with Équinoxe TV, was captured on camera. The images show him with several bruises and torn clothing after his arrest. Receive email alerts May 19, 2021 Find out more April 23, 2021 Find out more RSF is also campaigning for the release of several journalists detained in the country, including the former managing director of the state broadcaster CRTV, Amadou Vamoulké, held without trial for more than four years, and freelance reporter Kingsley Fumunyuy Njoka who was accused of secessionism and placed in provisional detention for six months. Cameroonian reporter jailed since August, abandoned by justice system News Polycarpe Essomba, le correspondant de RFI arrêté et agressé par la police à l’instar de plusieurs journalistes lors d’une manifestation à Yaoundé le 22 septembre 2020. Crédit : Polycarpe Essomba “Cameroon’s main towns have been locked down for several days, in some cases using armoured vehicles,” one journalist told RSF. “Opposition politicians have been prevented from leaving their homes and journalists from covering the demonstration.” “A volatile political climate, journalists assaulted, arrested or prevented from doing their job – a series of events we’ve seen all too often in Cameroon,” said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “Journalists are often lumped in with those behind the unrest, although they are trying to do their job by faithfully recording the events they witness. “These reporters have committed no offence and the actions of the security forces have nothing do with maintaining order. The heavy-handed methods they use are solely aimed at intimidating the journalists and censuring an event that the authorities find disturbing. The perpetrators must be punished.” A Radio France Internationale correspondent was violently beaten by police and several journalists had their equipment seized during a banned opposition demonstration in Cameroon. Reporters Without Borders condemns the violent methods used by the police and urges the authorities to punish those responsible. News Several journalists were arrested and assaulted during the presidential election in 2018, as documented by RSF at the time. A few months earlier, the Hausa-language Radio France Internationale correspondent, Ahmed Abba, was released after spending 29 months in prison. He had been arrested on fabricated charges of terrorism and was forced to leave the country for his own safety after his release. Cameroon has fallen 14 places since 2013 in the World Press Freedom Index compiled by RSF and is ranked 134th of 180 countries in the 2020 edition. News Help by sharing this information May 31, 2021 Find out more Organisation September 24, 2020 RSF condemns heavy-handed methods used to prevent journalists covering demonstration in Cameroon In view of the extent and growing frequency of gross violations of press freedom in recent months, RSF has stepped up warnings and referrals to international organizations. Last month the press freedom organization asked three UN special rapporteurs to investigate the death in military custody of the journalist Samuel Wazizi, which was announced by the authorities more than 10 months after he had been secretly detained. Case against Amadou Vamoulké baseless, French lawyers tell Cameroon court Follow the news on Cameroon to go further CameroonAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsProtecting sources Freedom of expressionViolence News RSF_en He said he had taken refuge in a small shop to prepare a live broadcast planned for midday when several police officers questioned him. He received a violent blow on the back of his neck and his equipment was searched and confiscated. The police took him to several different police stations before returning his personal effects the end of the day. “They looked at the photos I had taken and tried to work out who my sources were,” he said Lindovi Ndjio, a journalist with the newspaper la Nouvelle Expression, and William Omer Tchuisseu of the daily La Voix du Centre, were forced to leave the area in order to avoid suffering the same fate as their colleagues.
Linkedin Previous articleSheehan murder investigation continuesNext articleThree – year wait to see consultant admin NewsLocal NewsAll aboard for new bus routes in cityBy admin – September 13, 2012 849 Facebook Advertisement Email WhatsApp Twitter Print Changes designed to improve serviceLIMERICK city is about to lose three bus routes – but the transport company says it has improved the remaining six to serve these areas and give a better overall service. Route 39A, serving city centre to Hyde Road, Greenfileds and Raheen, route 305 stop at Coonagh and 312 from city centre to Ballycummin, are being replaced with changes to routes 301, 343 Shannonlink and the revised 301 and 304 routes, respectively. The new organisation of the city routes will give commuters a better service “with more frequent services on some routes, increased reliability, clearer timetables, and a simplified network,” according to Bus Éireann.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The changes will come into effect on September 16, when the three routes will be dropped.Route 301 from Westbury will be extended to operate via the bus/rail station and Hyde Road to the Mid-Western Regional Hospital. This service will also serve the Fr Russell Road area.Route 302 from the City Centre via Limerick Institute of Technology to Caherdavin, will continue to operate on its current routing, providing a direct service to Thomond Park Stadium and Limerick Institute of Technology. The route will also offer improved frequency on Sundays.The revised route 303 timetable will connect Pineview/Craeval Park to the city centre. This route is also extended to serve Carew Park, O’Malley Park and the Janesboro area, and a bus will now arrive every 30 minutes. The new 304 route will continue to link the Raheen area to the city centre. It will now also be extended to operate via the bus/rail station to Castletroy and the University of Limerick, which was previously served by route 308 City Centre-University and it will offer a service every 15 minutes. Route 305 between St Mary’s Park and Lynwood, will operate as before but will have a one-per hour weekday frequency.Route 306 will continue to connect the Ballynanty area to the city centre and will also be extended to operate via the Dublin Road and Parkway Retail Park to serve the Brookfield residential area close to University of Limerick.In tandem with these improvements, Bus Éireann has also introduced seven new vehicles to its Limerick city fleet to replace older vehicles. All seven vehicles, which have been funded by the NTA, feature free Wi-Fi, low floor access and comfort seating.“These changes being introduced will make Limerick’s city bus service easier to use and easier to understand. Combined with the new vehicles introduced earlier in the year, we believe these improvements will be of real benefit to people living in and visiting Limerick”, said Miriam Flynn, regional manager, South-West, Bus Éireann.
Local NewsBusiness WhatsApp 42% of DG pros would invest in more effective training if their senior leadership offered more financial resources 1 Twitter Labelmaster Launches Online 3D Hazmat Training Experiences Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp TAGS 74% of DG pros agree more effective remote training is needed to adapt to today’s current environment 2 As shipping DG becomes increasingly complex and regulations continue to evolve and expand, it’s clear that many organizations need training programs that better prepare supply chain personnel, enable them to train and recertify employees remotely, and deliver real business value. This is especially true for organizations that view DG management as a “necessary evil” and are simply looking to “check with box” with regard to compliance training. Labelmaster’s 3D training experiences offer organizations a simple (yet effective) way to modernize their approach and utilize real-world, hands-on experience versus simply studying regulatory manuals. With better compliance training, both senior leadership and the employees directly responsible for shipping and handling DG can be confident that they are making the right decisions and following the right shipping procedures to help ensure a safe, compliant supply chain. To learn more about Labelmaster’s 3D training experiences and view a short demo video, visit www.labelmaster.com/3d-dg. 1https://www.labelmaster.com/press-release/201809014-dg-global-confidence-outlooks-survey-results 2https://www.labelmaster.com/dg-confidence-outlook About Labelmaster For more than five decades, Labelmaster has been the go-to source for companies – big and small – to navigate and comply with the complex, ever-changing regulations that govern the transport of dangerous goods and hazardous materials. From hazmat labels and UN-certified packaging, hazmat placards and regulatory publications, to advanced technology and regulatory training, Labelmaster’s comprehensive offering of industry-leading software, products, and services helps customers remain compliant with all dangerous goods regulations, mitigate risk and maintain smooth, safe operations. Labelmaster’s dedication to supporting its customers’ operational and compliance needs is enhanced through its unmatched industry expertise and consulting services, which serve as a valuable resource for customers to answer difficult and commonplace regulatory questions. Whether you’re shipping hazardous materials by land, air, or sea, Labelmaster is your partner in keeping your business ahead of regulations and compliant every step of the way. To learn more, visit www.labelmaster.com. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210222005538/en/ CONTACT: Stephen Dye [email protected] 312-957-8911 KEYWORD: ILLINOIS UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY TRANSPORT SOFTWARE INTERNET TRAINING LOGISTICS/SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT RETAIL SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT EDUCATION SOURCE: Labelmaster Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/22/2021 08:58 AM/DISC: 02/22/2021 08:58 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210222005538/en CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 22, 2021– Labelmaster, the leading provider of products, services and technology for the safe and compliant transport of dangerous goods (DG) and hazardous materials (hazmat), today announced the launch of new 3D online training experiences to provide more interactive, real-life training to supply chain professionals responsible for shipping hazmat. The experiences immerse trainees in a virtual warehouse where they must make real-time decisions and confront real-world challenges as they attempt to safely and compliantly ship flammable liquids or lithium batteries. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210222005538/en/ Click here to view a short demo video. Developed in partnership with award-winning interactive experiential agency NEXT/NOW, these digital experiences enhance Labelmaster’s industry-leading DG training curriculum by positively impacting DG pros’ ability to prepare supply chain team members and partners for safe and compliant operations. Now any organization, whether looking to elevate its DG management program for a competitive advantage or looking to create a basic program to comply with training mandates, can leverage these best-in-class training methods to confidently enable safer and more compliant DG handling throughout the supply chain. “Shipping dangerous goods is highly regulated and can be extremely complex, which is why quality training is so crucial,” said Robert Finn, vice president of marketing & product management, Labelmaster. “Unfortunately, traditional training approaches can be boring and impractical, and don’t prepare students to be effective on the job. Partnering engaging real-world experiences with traditional training methods can strengthen employees’ understanding and help them more effectively apply what they have learned.” How the Training Works Depending on the specific training needed, the user is given a choice of products (flammable liquid, lithium batteries, etc.) and/or mode of transportation (air, ground or ocean). After making a selection, the user then walks through each step to prepare the shipment, including:Locating and reading shipping instructionsSelecting outer packaging and inside packaging componentsSelecting and applying appropriate labels and markings to the boxSelecting correct bill of lading or shippers declaration Users can choose from two difficulty levels: Rookie (which provides hints when an incorrect decision is made) and Pro (which does not provide any hints). Customized options are also available to meet each organization’s unique training needs. The Need for Better Hazmat Training In today’s demanding supply chain environment, organizations cannot afford to find themselves noncompliant – risking serious operational, financial and environmental ramifications as a result. Unfortunately, many organizations find their training insufficient and ineffective. Labelmaster’s annual DG Global Confidence Outlook has spotlighted that DG pros around the world believe training continues to be a gap within their supply chain operations. According to the survey:71% of DG pros indicate training is the primary activity used to keep up with regulatory updates, yet 25% are not confident the training program they currently use adequately prepares their teams to comply with the regulations 1 Previous articleApplebee’s Satisfies Cravings with NEW Boneless Wings and Handcrafted Burger DealNext articleNew Study From FutureLearn Reveals the COVID-19 Pandemic and Social Issues Have Fundamentally Changed the Global Learning Landscape – and the American Dream Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 22, 2021 Twitter Facebook Nearly 1 in 5 DG pros state their greatest DG-related challenge is insufficient or ineffective training 1