National Lottery operator Camelot assess options following the resignation of CEO Andy Duncan

first_img Related Articles Share Submit StumbleUpon Camelot aims for ‘Big September’ supporting a high street recovery August 26, 2020 UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 UK National Lottery operator Camelot Group has informed the media that Chief Executive Andy Duncan has resigned as leader of the company.The resignation of Duncan as Group CEO, will see Nigel Railton leader of Camelot’s international business division ‘Camelot Global’ act as interim Chief Executive whilst the board of governance considers its best options for corporate leadership. Camelot informed that Duncan would work with Nigel and governance to ensure a ‘smooth transition’ period.Updating stakeholders, Camelot informed that Duncan would work with Nigel and governance to ensure a ‘smooth transition’ period.Duncan will continue to represent the company as an ambassador of Camelot UK on the European Lotteries Association, World Lottery Association and the EuroMillions Lottery Operators Board until the summer.Andy Duncan commented on his departure “It has been a great privilege to have led Camelot and the National Lottery through an exciting period. I’m proud that total returns to good causes during the last six years exceeded £10bn, an increase of 25% or nearly £2bn compared with the previous six years. This money is distributed to society in order to change the lives of people across the country.“I believe that the purpose at the heart of the National Lottery has never been stronger, changing lives by creating a millionaire nearly every day whilst returning more than £30m to good causes every week,” he added.Camelot Chairman Jo Taylor thanked Duncan for his six years’ service with the lottery operator: “Andy has achieved a tremendous amount on behalf of National Lottery players, winners and the good causes the National Lottery supports. We thank him for his contribution to Camelot and the National Lottery and wish him well for the future.” Ministers expected to raise National Lottery age limit August 17, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

Registration for 52nd annual Oilmen’s Golf Tournament to begin next week

first_imgThe event itself will be at Lakepoint Golf and Country Club from June 4th until June 7th. Breakfast will be served every morning at the Lakepoint Golf and Country Club prior to play getting under way.As part of the tournament players are guaranteed to play 45 holes. There will be a free draw for a golf cart and there will be a barbecue and a dance at the Fort St. John Curling Club on June 7.The entry fee for this year’s tournament is $300 and all entries must be mailed. The entry form can be obtained by clicking here.- Advertisement –last_img read more

QPR snub approach for striker

first_imgQPR have snubbed an approach from Brentford for striker Rob Hulse.The Bees are keen to sign a target man following top scorer Gary Alexander’s recent move to Crawley Town and asked if Hulse was available.He is out of the first-team picture at Loftus Road but R’s boss Mark Hughes is reluctant to allow any of his 25-man squad to leave on loan.And on Friday evening there was no indication that Rangers were prepared to consider a temporary move for the 32-year-old, who moved to west London in 2010,Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Kruger Park’s mopani worm harvest

first_imgSouth Africa’s Kruger National Park has launched a pilot project allowing local community members to harvest mopani worms in a closely monitored, sustainable way. Close monitoring For a period of two weeks until 28 December, 60 community members from the Nxanatseni region, between Punda Maria and Phalaborwa, will be given permits to harvest worms for their own consumption in the world-famous game reserve. He said the pilot project would be monitored closely to assess its impact and prevent over-harvesting. “Mopani worms are a great source of protein, and most people in Limpopo [province] eat them,” Mabasa added. “Scientists will monitor the ecological, social and economic impact of the harvesting process before, during and after the project has taken place to ensure that it does not negatively affect the ecosystem.”center_img Mabasa said the harvesters would be divided into six groups of 10 people each, each group being accompanied to the harvesting zone by a ranger and guide to protect them against attacks from animals. 23 December 2010 Source: BuaNews “With high unemployment levels in the rural communities outside the park around the harvesting area, we want to contribute positively towards the well-being and livelihoods of some of those families, especially during Christmas time,” said Kruger Park spokesman William Mabasa.last_img read more

Sanga lands in soup for speech

first_imgFormer Sri Lanka skipper Kumar Sangakkara is on hot water after his highly acclaimed lecture at Lord’s, London, where he criticised what he alleged was a corrupt and politicised cricket administration in colombo.Sangakkara received a standing ovation after his outspoken remarks but they ruffled feathers in Sri Lanka, where Sorts Mnister Mahindananda Aluthgamage ordered an investigation into the speech.”Sangakkara’s lecture at the Marylebone Cricket Club seems to have disturbed a hornet’s nest,” the state-run Lankapuvath news agency said. “The minister ordered Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) to make a report on Monday’s speech.”Sangakkara is likely to be called to explain, the agency said.The star’s controversial claims came just days after Sri Lanka’s sports minister said he had forced the national cricket board committee to step down following allegations of financial mismanagement.In his speech, Sangakkara welcomed the International Cricket Council (ICC) directive requiring all national boards to be elected without political interference. “We have to aspire to better administration,”said Sangakkara.”The administration needs to adopt the same values enshrined by the team over the years: integrity, transparency, commitment and discipline.” He said power games among cricket administrators,as well as board politics, had triggered rifts, ill feeling and distrust among key players. He quit the captaincy after Sri Lanka lost the World Cup final to India in the 2011 edition.Sangakkara, 33, became the youngest man to deliver the Cowdrey Lecture, which owns Lord’s. The lecture was inaugurated in 2001 in memory of the late former England captain Colin Cowdrey. Last week, the ICC gave all member boards until its next meeting in June 2012 to implement the new board ruling and a further 12 months to June 2013-before any sanctions will be considered.advertisementSangakkara recounted the history of cricket in Sri Lanka,ranging from the country’s emergence as a Test-match playing nation, their 1996 World Cup triumph and the attack on their team bus in Pakistan in 2009.The prolific 33-year-old batsman, who has scored over 8000 runs in 97 Tests, also attacked the way the sport is run in Sri Lanka, a move that brought immediate response back home.”He is a contract player. He has signed an agreement with the SLC and he can’t make a statement like that,”Aluthgamage said. “He has to get permission. He can’t talk about the cricket administration or cricket. He can say anything about him. I have written to the chairman of the board to go into this and get me a report immediately.” Sangakkara said cricket in his country had no consistent and clear administration. “After 1996, the board has been controlled and administered by a handful of well-meaning individuals either personally or by proxy rotated in and out depending on appointment or election,” he said.”Unfortunately, to consolidate and perpetuate their power, they opened the door of the administration to partisan cronies that would lead to corruption and wanton waste of cricket board finances and resources,” he said.In the hour-long speech, Sangakkara called upon the cricketing world to recognise the huge role that the sport now needs to play in promoting reconciliation at the end of a 30-year civil war. Terming the 1996 World Cup victory as something that unified the country he felt the historic event changed the dynamics of the SLC. Although he didn’t take Sanath Jayasuriya’s name, he did express his displeasure at how the left-hander, who is a sitting member of Parliament, was recalled into the team for a one-off T20 International and the first One-Day International against England recently. With inputs from agencies.last_img read more

New ‘Play Now’ Website Section

first_imgHave you ever wanted to play Touch Football but weren’t too sure where to start? The Touch Football Australia website has a section that has recently been added, Play Now, which tells you important information about starting out in the sport. The section features information including how to get started, what parents need to know, basic rules, what equipment you will need as well as information about registration and tips for referees and players when playing with players that are deaf or have hearing impairments. To view this section, please click on the ‘Play Touch Football’ menu on the top menu and click on ‘Play Now’ or click on the link below: Related LinksPlay Now!last_img read more

10 months agoArsenal boss Emery explains hooking Lacazette to booing fans

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Arsenal boss Emery explains hooking Lacazette to booing fansby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal boss Unai Emery accepted supporters’ jeers for hooking Alexandre Lacazette during victory over Fulham.Lacazette had put Arsenal two goals in front following Granit Xhaka’s opener but was substituted for Aaron Ramsey after Aboubakar Kamara had halved the deficit.The decision was booed by a large number of fans, although Ramsey put the game beyond doubt with the third.”I understand the supporters,” he said.”Tactically we thought in that moment we needed to change for more balance. Above all we know (Jean Michael) Seri is coming on and need a player close to him, not to let him play easily with the ball.”Aaron Ramsey can do that and also help us in attack and scored. The reason is this. I need to do my work. And not maybe because every supporter can have a different opinion, tactically.”But I need to do my work, Lacazette his work and he scored also. He helped us and it was a very positive reaction.” last_img read more

20 days agoCrystal Palace boss Hodgson: VAR is what it is. I can understand the manager who’s ‘suffered’

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Crystal Palace boss Hodgson: VAR is what it is. I can understand the manager who’s ‘suffered’by Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveCrystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson focused on his players ‘in his post-match press conference following ‘s impressive comeback against West Ham United.The Palace manager was first asked about VAR, which had a hand to play in Palace’s second goal of their 2-1 win.However, he was keen to turn his attention away from English football’s hottest topic and instead discuss his side’s convincing display.”It works when it works in your favour of course,” the Palace boss said. “My major disappointment is going to be that that’s what you [the journalists at the press conference] are going to write about. I’d have preferred it if you write about the quality of our performance, that would give me more encouragement. “VAR is what it is. I can quite understand the manager who’s ‘suffered’ the decision as it were because it was unbelievably close, that’s pretty obvious. That was pretty obvious I think when it took so long for the screen to show everybody the linesman at the game was right or wrong.”And on this occasion, I’d say we came out on the right side of it. But I thought our performance over the 90 minutes meant that we don’t need to apologise to anyone for the fact that we won here today. I thought we were good value for it.”He added: “It’s a victory I think the players not only deserve but they certainly worked unbelievably hard for it and got it against a good West Ham team. We didn’t win because West Ham were bad. We were lucky enough to get the decisions we got but good enough to give the quality of performance we gave.” last_img read more