7 months ago

Online Security: Online gaming world leader turns to Cambridge fraud-busting technology

Online Security: Online gaming world leader turns to Cambridge fraud-busting technology

An international online gaming platform is leveraging technology from Cambridge based Featurespace to improve player protection from real-time fraud attack.


The collaboration will see Featurespace’s ARIC™ platform integrated into ComeOn’s system to help repel fraud attacks without impacting customer experience.


Founded in 2010, CO-Gaming Ltd, as the parent business is called, is now delivering a gaming experience on seven different brands. The portfolio consists of online casinos and sportsbooks.


It works based on licences in Malta, the UK and Curacao and has its own operations in Malta, London, Gibraltar and Stockholm with a staff of around 210.


Featurespace’s real-time, machine learning ARIC platform detects anomalies in behaviour for fraud and risk management.


It was created out of Cambridge University’s Engineering Department, co-founded by world-renowned experts in applied statistics, Professor Bill Fitzgerald and Dave Excell.


ComeOn director Jovin Genovese said: “Following an extensive global search for a fraud system that would identify new types of fraud as they occur, we chose Featurespace’s ARIC platform because it far outweighed anything we had seen.


“Working with Featurespace ensures that our customers are protected by the most sophisticated fraud and customer management platform on the market.”


Featurespace CEO Martina King added: “We are proud to be partnering with ComeOn to deliver our ARIC platform. It has been a pleasure working with the pioneering ComeOn team, who do all they can to create the safest environment for their customers.”


Featurespace has deployed ARIC to organisations that have services or products deployed in over 180 countries. Customers include Betfair, Vocalink/Zapp, Camelot, William Hill, and TSYS, the largest third-party processor of Visa and MasterCard credit cards in the US.

8 months ago

Hawkfield Gallery Fine Arts Consultants - 20th Century Traditional Art

Technology is changing how art is made. It became an underlying force in the development and evolution of art. Artist nowadays has become more and more dependent on creating masterpieces using computer software and applications. Nevertheless, if you are an art enthusiast who loves and prefers the traditional art then Hawkfield Gallery might help you on whatever artwork you are looking for.


You don’t need deep pockets to own a collective artwork. Hawkfield Gallery has a diverse range of art at an accessible price. You can visit Hawkfield Consultants Gallery which is open all throughout the year by appointment located in a shore town halfway between Cape Cod and Boston. Visit them in the near future or check out their website with impressive artworks. You might discover your new favorite artwork there or you can even purchase some of the pieces created by many talented artists in the world of art.


Hawkfield Gallery’s extensive collection spans from the 20th to 21st century American fine arts and folk arts particularly on American Impressionism, decorative songbird miniatures, carved decoys of shore birds and wildlife bronze sculptures. Their striking art collection represents 25 years of collecting work of Sally Caverly. She is the owner of Hawkfield Gallery, her passion for art collecting were acquired through the family environment, formal education and work experience. Sally holds a B.A. degree in Marketing and a Master’s degree in Education. Moreover, she also served as Market Research Department Head in a major publishing house.


Their website features clear and lively images of artworks with corresponding prices and specifications provided for visitors’ reference. Whether you are looking to buy or sell fine arts or folk arts, Hawkfield Gallery will be of service. The gallery’s knowledgeable staff will make buying and selling convenient for you through a few simple steps to ensure the success of what you purchase or sold.

2 years ago

Meir Ezra: Jealous?

No one likes being jealous. You're afraid you might replace or you might lose a relationship. You feel insecure.


Having a relationship with a jealous person is also difficult. The jealous person does anything to make sure you still like him or her. Jealousy makes the person unattractive, even repulsive.


Meir Ezra on jealousy creates anxiety, anger, loneliness, hate and fear. Jealous people do not think clearly. They can even act a little insane.


What causes jealousy?


"Jealousy is the largest factor in breaking up marriages. Jealousy comes about because of the insecurity of the jealous person and the jealousy may or may not have foundation. This person is afraid of hidden communication lines and will do anything to try to uncover them."

-- L. Ron Hubbard


When you are jealous, you worry a line of communication exists with your spouse or lover that is hidden from you. The mystery causes the pain.


Friendships and business relationships can also include jealousy. You worry your best friend has a better friendship with someone else and hides this from you. You worry your best client is working with someone else who might replace you.


Hidden communication lines or mysteries make you think of questions. "Will she find someone she likes better than me?" "Is he having an affair?" "Is he/she going to find someone better than me?"


The mystery makes you assume the worst. "Maybe he'll fall in love with his cute receptionist and leave me." "My favorite salesperson might be going to lunch with her old boss because she wants to work for him instead of me." "How come he didn't call me? Does he like someone better than me?"


How to Dissolve Jealousy


"Communication is the root of marital success from which a strong union can grow, and non-communication is the rock on which the ship will bash out her keel*" -- L. Ron Hubbard

(*Keel: The main structural part of a ship that goes from bow to stern-front to back.)


If you are jealous, you need to communicate. You need to stop assuming the worst and start asking questions. Communicate your feelings so you can work out solutions.


Bob says to his wife, "I don't want to feel this jealously. I want to get rid of it by asking you a question, okay? Good. So are you attracted to Joe?"


His wife says, "Heavens no! Joe just wanted some help with his son. I love YOU like crazy!"


Bang! The hidden communication is revealed. The mystery is resolved. Bob feels much better.


If Bob doesn't communicate, his wife's communication with Joe makes Bob jealous, afraid and angry. Their marriage suffers.


Chris says to her boss, "Are you interviewing people to replace me?" The boss says, "No, I thought you'd like an assistant." Or maybe the boss says, "Well, yes, I don't think this job is right for you." Either way, the communication is out in the open so Chris can deal with it.


If someone is jealous of you, you can help this person by making your communications open and available. "Would you like to read this letter from Jill?" "Can you meet with Joe to help with his son?" "Would you like to join us for lunch?"


1. Are you jealous of someone? What communication is hidden from you?


2. Is someone jealous of you? What communication might be hidden from him or her?


In either case, add communication and watch the jealousy disappear!

2 years ago

The Alden Group, Inc Consumer Brands in North America, Tokyo and Europe: Our Company

The Alden Group, Inc Consumer Brands in North America, Tokyo and Europe: Our Company


Challenge The Usual


Competitive edge belongs to those brave enough to challenge the usual — those who have the expertise to ask why and the credibility to say no, the passion to drive business and the ideas that will have an impact on people, markets, technology and the future.


The Alden Group is an innovative consumer brands company in North America.  We are a category leader with many well-known brands.  Our mission is to be a leading marketer, manufacturer and seller of natural and organic products by anticipating and exceeding consumer expectations in providing quality, innovation, value and convenience.  We are committed to growing our Company while continuing to implement environmentally sound business and manufacturing processes.


2 years ago

Wood Group : Our Leaders

People are the heart of our business; we say it time and time again at Wood Group. To ensure we live up to this Core Value, we’ve assembled a group of passionate leaders who guide our company with respect, empathy, and open communication. Together, they foster a culture that promotes personal and professional development, respects a positive work-life balance, rewards competitively, and celebrates success at every level.


Meet our Excom, the Group executive committee.


Bob Keiller



Bob Keiller became CEO of Wood Group in November 2012, having served previously as CEO of Wood Group PSN. He has worked in the oil & gas industry since 1986 and led the management buyout of PSN from Halliburton in 2006 and its subsequent sale to Wood Group in 2011.


Bob has a Master of engineering degree from Heriot-Watt University and is a chartered engineer. He was previously chairman of the Offshore Contracting Association (OCA), co-chair of the cross-industry trade body Oil and Gas UK, and served on the board of PILOT, the industry-government taskforce group. He was a member of the UK cross-industry Step Change in Safety Leadership Team and led the UK Helicopter Task Group formed in 2009 to accelerate safety improvements in air safety. He is a former chairman of the Aberdeen & District Round Table and the Entrepreneurial Exchange.


Bob's awards include Entrepreneur of the Year in 2006 and 2008, Scottish Businessman of the Year in 2007 and Grampian Industrialist of the Year in 2008. In 2009 he was recognised for his outstanding contribution to the oil & gas industry at the Scottish Offshore Achievement Awards. In 2010 he was the first individual to receive global recognition in safety leadership when he was awarded the International Regulators Forum's 'Carolita Kallaur Award', for his outstanding leadership of the Helicopter Task Group.


Committee membership: Safety & Assurance Committee

2 years ago

Bennett Jones: Biotech, Pharma & Lifesciences

Biotechnology relies on continuous innovation, an ability to obtain and sustain funding for research and development, and having the intellectual property protection in place to exploit and market new inventions and processes. Bennett Jones is an active, committed advisor to the biotechnology industry, serving the medical, energy and consumer products sectors.


Our team of lawyers, patent agents and trademark agents brings extensive technical knowledge and advanced degrees in the life sciences to the wide range of issues affecting the sector. We provide support on intellectual property protection and enforcement, commercialization of new products and processes, venture capitalization and financing, and government regulation. Possessing excellent relationships with regulatory, contracting and grant-making authorities as well as leading academic institutions and angel and venture capital networks, our goal is to provide industry participants with clear, concise legal counsel that advances mutual interests and maximizes the value of clients’ tangible and intangible assets.


Our clients are located in thriving research centres across Canada and around the world, and include start-ups, incubators, Centres for Excellence, clinical and diagnostic research laboratories and private and public companies involved in the development and production of biomedical products and devices. On their behalf, we have negotiated a variety of funding arrangements, drafted joint venture, development, licensing and transfer agreements, prepared and prosecuted patent applications, managed domestic and international patent portfolio applications and handled various enforcement proceedings both domestically and internationally relating to patent infringement, anti-counterfeiting and protection of trade secrets.

2 years ago

Energy and Commodities Litigation Cornerstone Research

Energy and Commodities Cornerstone Research combines energy and commodities experience with expertise in antitrust, valuation, securities, class certification, and intellectual property litigation. We apply financial and economic analysis to issues that arise in the changing energy and commodities markets, including those related to allegations of market manipulation and price fixing, breach of contract, merger reviews, trading disputes, asset valuation, and environmental impact.




Market Manipulation

Cornerstone Research has been involved in many high-profile energy and commodity market manipulation investigations. The combined experience of our staff and experts in energy markets, antitrust, and finance brings a multidisciplinary approach to the evaluation of market manipulation allegations.


Characteristics of U.S. Natural Gas Transactions

Cornerstone Research has analyzed the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC’s) data on U.S. natural gas transaction activity as supplemented by our proprietary classifications of market participants.


Agricultural Commodities

We have worked on litigation involving a wide range of agricultural commodities, including dairy, grains, tobacco, high-fructose corn syrup, and meatpacking. In these matters, we have analyzed antitrust issues, market manipulation, breach of contract claims, and mergers.


Environmental Impact

Analysis of economic issues and expert testimony on punitive damages form the basis of our work on environmental impact cases. These include litigation involving groundwater contamination, seafood poaching, and product liability.



Our consultants have analyzed the effects of mergers, price-fixing allegations, and other potentially anticompetitive behavior in the energy industry. Such analysis typically requires applying the sophisticated techniques common in antitrust cases.



Cornerstone Research has worked on liability and damages issues in high-profile accounting cases in the energy industry. We address cases with a combination of economic analysis, understanding of industry dynamics, and knowledge of accounting principles.


Finance and Valuation

Building on extensive experience in financial valuation, Cornerstone Research utilizes the financial asset attributes of commodities to develop valuation techniques for energy commodities, assets, liabilities, and risks, and to determine the implications of energy market dynamics for the valuation of firms participating in the industry.


Contract Disputes

We have applied industry expertise to numerous contract disputes involving energy and commodities. The issues involved in these matters include contract pricing provisions, regulatory impact, insurance coverage, and valuation of derivative contracts.