first_imgMax Verstappen fastest in both Friday practice sessions on ice-like Istanbul Park circuit; Charles Leclerc second in Practice Two, ahead of the Mercedes; Lewis Hamilton, who can clinch seventh title at Turkish GP, 0.8s off the pace in fourth By Matt MorlidgeLast Updated: 13/11/20 1:41pm

first_imgMore than 80% of respondents to a Twitter poll initiated by SoftBank Group Corp’s CEO Masayoshi Son would support a declaration of a state of emergency to fight the coronavirus, as the number of cases exceeded 100 in Tokyo for the first time on Saturday.The poll by Son, who has 2.5 million Twitter followers, showed 82% of almost 240,000 respondents indicated support for tighter controls by authorities to fight the spread of the virus. The poll closed on Saturday evening.A second, ongoing poll by Son indicated a similar level of backing for a unilateral declaration of a state of emergency by the Tokyo government. While Tokyo authorities have urged people to stay home over the weekend, Son has joined other prominent figures including Rakuten Inc CEO Hiroshi Mikitani and rock musician Yoshiki in putting pressure on the central government to introduce stricter social distancing measures.A poll of users of chat app Line conducted in partnership with Japan’s Health Ministry found that among more than 24 million respondents most are taking measures such as washing hands and avoiding crowds, but only 5.6% are teleworking.Topics :last_img read more

first_img StumbleUpon Share CT Gaming bolsters Italian profile with The Betting Coach  August 27, 2020 Italian news sources have reported that Ian McLoughlin has stepped down as Chief Executive of SKS365 Group, the operating company of ‘PlanetWin365’ Italy’s second largest retail and online bookmaker.McLoughlin’s departure is further followed by the resignation of Angela Gemma as General Counsel of SKS365 and the exit of Aaron Meli as Group Financial Controller. The company has quickly instigated several changes within its management team, rewarding some of the people who it says have had a fundamental role in the ‘transformational performance’ of 2018.The new look management team is:Francesco Gaziano as Chief Marketing OfficerJim Parkins as Chief Product and Technology OfficerBrian Dean as Chief People OfficerTroy Cox as Chief Commercial OfficerThe company said: “SKS365 team will continue to work delivering the best sports betting and gaming experience for customers and reflecting regularized corporate values: honesty, integrity, transparency. As done in the past, the company confirm the open and transparent relationship with the authorities and will collaborate in the fight against illegal gaming.”Of the departures, SKS365 said: “CFO Aaron Meli has chosen to move to an advisory role and will continue to provide consultancy support on the immediate priority projects on the finance agenda. He has built a strong finance team, which will be able to support the continued growth of the business. The company would like to thank all three for the tremendous work they have done in taking SKS365 through a new era, creating a solid platform on which the company can now build.”McLoughlin and Gemma are reported to have cooperated fully with Italian police’s ongoing ‘Galassia investigation’, which last November saw a joint federal-and-financial taskforce arrest sixty-eight suspects on charges of corruption and fraud.SKS365 and further Italian licensed bookmakers have been implicated in Italy’s biggest AML investigation, as the police task force has revealed that Mafia networks used bookmaker services as ‘money laundering vehicles’.In relation to SKS365 Group, Italian police have previously clarified that their investigation is focused on the previous management of the company, operated by the holding company SkS365 Malta (timeframe 2015-2017).Nevertheless, the ramifications of the ‘Galassia investigation’, are far-reaching. Closing 2019, governing Lega-5star ministers demanded that Treasury Minister Giovanni Tria conduct an immediate investigation of Italian gambling regulator – Agenzia delle Dogane e dei Monopoli (ADM).In its order to the Treasury, Lega-5Star demand that ADM’s auditing and licensing systems be reviewed, stating that the ADM’s reputation and trademark have been tarnished by the AML investigations. Share Related Articles TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 Di Maio’s man Giacomo Lasorella takes leadership of AGCOM August 17, 2020 Submitlast_img read more