EGBA’s pan-European advertising code endorsed by Speel Verantwoord

first_img EGBA calls for enhanced collaboration on consumer rights August 11, 2020 Share The Dutch Online Gambling Trade Organisation Speel Verantwoord has become the latest to endorse the pan-European code of conduct for responsible advertisement released by the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA).By joining the initiative, Speel Verantwoord has committed to the long-term vision set out by the EGBA when it comes to rolling out standards for gambling advertising content in Europe.The code establishes dedicated rules for responsible content of all gambling advertising, through all media channels, and includes dedicated measures for social media and minor protection.Peter-Paul de Goeij, managing director of Speel Verantwoord, commented: “Although various European gambling policies still vary a great deal at the moment, the future of online gambling regulation lies in European cooperation and harmonisation in this respect is inevitable. This code is one of the first important steps in that direction.“It is not surprising that European organisations are joining forces especially in the field of advertising. Advertising plays a vital role in channelling consumers towards the regulated, safe and responsible gambling offer – but it should be responsible. That’s why we’re pleased to support this safer gambling initiative which will promote responsible advertising and help protect Dutch consumers and minors in particular.”Calling upon its affiliated gambling companies to endorse the advertising code, Speel Verantwoord expects that the pan-European code will inform and reinforce the current online gambling regulations that are currently in place in the Netherlands. Related Articles Share Jdigital appeals Spanish decree orders to EC courts July 23, 2020 EGBA: German Policy unfit to tackle black market threats July 16, 2020 StumbleUpon Submitlast_img read more

Northern Development announces fund to support small businesses in Forestry

first_img“Projects eligible for the Forest Innovations Fund, such as innovation in biomass and harvesting techniques, site remediation and enhancing seedling survival will complement wildfire risk reduction activities and reforestation activities that will be undertaken by the Society,” he said, adding that both programs have similar goals: to help extend mid-term timber supply in the Interior.Eligible companies must be privately owned with less than 500 employees, and have annual revenue of less than $100 million. They are also required to be based within the service area of the Trust.Examples of eligible projects include innovation in biomass and harvesting and gathering techniques, site remediation advancements, seedling survival enhancement, value-added forest products, new technologies and technology transfer. PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. — The Northern Development Initiative Trust is giving research and development of the forest sector a boost.“The Forest Innovation Fund will provide support to the small and medium-sized businesses that call our communities home, employ our family members and friends and are directly impacted by the Mountain Pine Beetle epidemic,” said Evan Saugstad, Board Chair of Northern Development Initiative Trust.“These grant dollars will help our local resource sector businesses innovate and diversify, supporting jobs that are the backbone of our economy.”- Advertisement -The Forest Innovation Fund provides up to 50 per cent to a maximum of $50,000 in grant funding per project.Over a two-year period, the fund will provide up to $1 million in grants for small and medium-sized companies and community forests engaged in resource extraction, resource processing and other supply chain activities related to the forest sector.Steve Thomson, Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, says the Fund aligns well with the recent $85 million investment by the Province to create the Forest Enhancement Society of B.C.Advertisementlast_img read more