Topics: Strategy Tags: Online Gambling Enlabs agrees to acquire Belarus operator Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Strategy Nasdaq First North-listed operator Enlabs has signed a letter of intent to acquire a licensed land-based gaming operator in Belarus.Although Enlabs opted not to disclose the identity of the operator in question, it did say that the Belarusian business meets national requirements to secure an online gaming licence in the country.As such, Enlabs views the acquisition as being “strategically very important” for its expansion into the regulated Belarusian online gaming market.New laws regulating the country’s market came into effect on April 1, with the technical blocking of unlicensed operators to begin in April 2021.In order to secure a licence in the new-look market, operators must meet a list of strict criteria, including several years’ land-based gaming operations in Belarus and funds in excess of $1m (£820,475/€902,865).“Entering the Belarusian market is important for Enlabs’ continuing growth journey,” Enlabs’ chief executive and president Robert Andersson said. “We have long experience and knowledge from neighbouring markets and are firmly convinced of our opportunities to succeed in Belarus as well, a country in terms of population roughly the size of the Baltic states and with a total gaming market worth over five hundred million euros.“The proportion of online gaming is relatively small at present, but we see great similarities to how the Baltic markets looked a decade ago. We expect a strong growing market where we look forward to being a leading player.“The acquisition is fully in line with our strategy to focus on ’the Baltics and Beyond’ and work on the licence application for online gaming will begin immediately.”Enlabs noted that the letter of intent does not guarantee that the deal will go ahead, with the acquisition to be preceded by due diligence of essential parts of the operator’s business, with a focus on the conditions regarding obtaining an online license.Belarus is in close proximity to Enlabs’ key focus markets of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. In July, Enlabs launched an online sportsbook for its Optibet brand in the Lithuania and also rolled out an Evolution Gaming-powered live casino offering in Estonia.Image: Max Pixel Regions: Europe Central and Eastern Europe Belarus AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 29th August 2019 | By contenteditor Nasdaq First North-listed operator Enlabs has signed a letter of intent to acquire a licensed land-based gaming operator in Belarus. Email Address
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Legal & compliance Strategy Management 7th October 2020 | By Aaron Noy International Game Technology (IGT) and Scientific Games were awarded the contract after the government’s protracted efforts to privatise Lotex, in October last year, agreeing to pay up to BRL817.9m (£113.1m/€124.3m/$146.2m) for the contract. However, more than two months on from the agreement being reached, Caixa failed to authorise its execution by the 21 September deadline, with the government then refusing to grant an extension. The Supreme Court concluded that lotteries were a form of public service, and federal legislation could not impose any further restrictions on the provision of such services other than those set out in Brazil’s constitution. Management Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter The privatisation of Brazil’s Loteria Exclusiva Instantânea (Lotex) has been thrown into chaos after the consortium that won the tender to operate the instant win gaming business withdrew from the process. The situation was further complicated by a 30 September ruling by the country’s Supreme Court, which ruled that while the federal government can pass laws regulating lotteries, Brazil’s individual states were within their rights to separately launch competing operations. “The 13,000 lottery retailers within the CAIXA network are fundamental to a successful launch of the instant ticket business in Brazil and without such [a] distribution network, the companies were not prepared to move forward,” IGT’s executive vice president of new business and strategic initiatives Walter Bugno and Scientific Games’ president of global strategic account Michael Conforti said in a joint statement. “As a result, and despite being fully prepared to fulfill all of the financial and non-financial conditions precedent of the concession agreement, prudent capital management dictates that we withdraw from the process and re-evaluate the business case of implementing a lottery operations model in Brazil,” Bugno and Conforti said. The partners were required to satisfy certain conditions before they could take control of the business, by 21 September this year. Crucial to this was agreeing a distribution agreement with Caixa Econômica Federal, the Brazilian state-owned bank and lottery operator that controls retail distribution across the country. This ruling was issued in response to a challenge from the state of Rio de Janeiro, which challenged a government order to shut down its lottery. Scientific Games and IGT would consider re-entering the process should the government extend the deadline by which Caixa must authorise and execute a contract, noting that Lotex has the potential to make significant contributions to state coffers, they added. Email Address IGT and Scientific Games said that they were able to negotiate a contract “following more than seven months of diligent discussions”. Regions: LATAM Brazil Lotex in turmoil as SG-IGT consortium withdraws from process This decision clears the way for the country’s 26 states to launch competing products to those operated by Caixa and those covered by the Lotex concession. It may also have knock-on effects for the planned regulation of sports betting, which, like Lotex, will see concessions awarded to operators through a tender process.
CricketIndia tour of Australia 2020-21Sport Football Cricket Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter PSL 2021 Playoffs LIVE – How to watch Pakistan Super League Playoffs Live Streaming on your Mobile, Laptop By Kunal Dhyani – September 12, 2020 The dispute is also threatening to derail the India tour of Australia. Indian cricket team is due to tour Australia right after the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) for four match test series and also 3 to 6 white ball internationals. But a termination by the broadcaster means CA will lose all revenues for the quarter and more. This will result in huge cash flow issues for the board and may result in further reduction of funding to the state, community cricket and, ultimately, the salaries of players, who at the top end are paid more than $1.5m a year. CA has so far not been able to announce the fixtures for the India series, that also has irked their broadcast partner. The Australian cricket finances are already badly impacted due to the bad investments and Covid-19. That has already resulted in firing of the CA staff, dispute with the Australian cricketers, reduced payments to the state bodies. Cricket Tuesday is the D-Day for Australian cricket, India tour of Australia can also get derailed Cricket YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndo The Australian cricket board has already announced that the tour will be nothing less than a life saver for the Australian cricket in these Covid-19 times. Cricket Australia is in crisis and so is their most lucrative cricket series i.e India tour of Australia. The coming Tuesday will decide whether Australian cricket will be left with a broadcast partner or not. The broadcast partners Seven West Media is contracted to pay $25m installment on the day. According to the local media in Australia, Seven has already filed a breach of contract notice with Cricket Australia and will not pay the contracted monies. The effect for Seven in discarding cricket is that it would be without a major summer sport to promote its programs and help it contend for top billing in revenue share. Cricket Australia still feels they can sort the issue with Seven. Cricket On the other hand Australian board is refusing to drop the guard down and can take the broadcaster to Courts in Melbourne as early as next Tuesday according to SMH. Cricket Australia – Broadcaster dispute : What does this mean for India tour of Australia ? 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WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: Start delayed due to wet outfield, SA lead by 149 runs – Follow Live Updates TAGSAustralia vs India seriescancelledCricket Australia – Broadcaster disputeCricket Australia – Seven West MediaderailedIndia tour of AustraliaWhy India tour to Australia can be jeopardized SHARE WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch video by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikePhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickUndoCBS NewsThese Are America’s Deadliest HighwaysCBS NewsUndoTreehuggerHow To Protect Yourself Against CyberthreatsTreehuggerUndo“Cricket Australia remains in ongoing discussions with the Seven Network about delivering a compelling summer of cricket,” a spokesman said on Friday. “CA is committed to fulfilling its contractual obligations to all its partners this season.” Cricket Previous articleBye Bye Nike! Neymar signs up with PumaNext articleSmackdown Women’s Champion Bayley will defend her Championship against Nikki Cross at Clash of Champions 2020 Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. PSL 2021 Qualifier 1 ISL vs MUL LIVE: best way to watch Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans Live Streaming in your country, India, Follow… Cricket Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Italy starting to find their rhythm as Wales absorb pressure; Follow Live Updates Cricket Australia – Broadcaster Dispute : What options Cricket Australia have now With the most lucrative series for CA, i.e India tour of Australia less than just 3 months away, the Australian board have very few options at their hand. – First they amicably solve the issues with Seven by offering them discounts and rebate on the rights fees– Legal battle with the broadcast partner which will not result in anything but cancellation of the India tour of Australia– Third and last, tries to woo other potential broadcast partners in the market. Just keep a tab on the D-DAY of TUESDAY ENG-W vs IND-W: Sneh Rana reveals England sledged a lot but we did not pay attention Now with the broadcast contract itself under threat, without any doubts the dark clouds will also set on the Indian cricket team tour to Australia. Cricket Cricket WTC Final: Sunil Gavaskar reacts to Ajinkya Rahane dismissal says, ‘Only explanation is that he was going for his fifty’ Cricket The board is banking heavily on the tour as they are expected to generate almost $150 Mn from the commercial rights of the tour. The majority of those monies were suppose to be paid by the broadcast partner. Cricket Australia – Broadcaster dispute : How Seven’s failure to pay will impact the Cricket Australia’s finances ?According to report by SMH, CA had cash reserves of $60m at the end of June. Other than it is also trying for a $50m line of credit from the Commonwealth Bank. PSL 2021 Playoffs: Schedule, Timing, LIVE streaming, list of champions; all you need to know
3 reasons why I’d buy UK income stocks now See all posts by Jonathan Smith UK income stocks can be defined as shares I can buy that will pay me a dividend. This dividend acts as income, as I get to (hopefully) retain my initial investment but have this extra money paid on top. Not all stocks pay out a dividend even in normal times. And due to the impact of the pandemic, the value of dividend cuts last year stood at over £47bn. So I need to be careful about which stock I buy in this regard. So why should I look to buy such shares at the moment?Income stocks as a hedgeThe first reason I think UK income stocks are key right now is low interest rates elsewhere. The Bank of England cut rates last year in order to help boost demand. After all, if I’m only going to be getting a fraction of 1% paid on my cash balances, it should stimulate me to use the money elsewhere instead. 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21 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. After 10 years at the helm of the Institute of Fundraising, Lindsay Boswell is leaving to join FareShare.In a message to IoF members, Boswell said: “I have loved working for the IoF and it was always going to need to be a very special cause to get me to move on.”IoF chair Paul Amadi said: “Lindsay has transformed the Institute from ICFM to the leadership voice for the fundraising profession that it is today. After 10 years he is taking up the exciting challenge of a new role and we wish him all the best.“He leaves the IoF with a clear strategy and sound financial plans in place, backed up by a very able and dynamic senior management team.”Boswell, who joined the Institute from Raleigh International in 2000, will join FareShare in October.www.institute-of-fundraising-org.uk Howard Lake | 13 July 2010 | News Tagged with: Institute of Fundraising Recruitment / people Boswell to leave IoF
Disabled People’s Organisations emergency Covid fund opens for applications Melanie May | 18 September 2020 | News Tagged with: disability Funding grants AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 439 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 438 total views, 2 views today Advertisement The Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs) COVID-19 Emergency Fund is open for applications until 5 October.£1.5m of National Emergencies Trust funding is available to support grassroots DPOs across the UK, who have found it difficult to access funding, to help them meet the needs of local disabled people. It will be administered and distributed through a partnership of DPOs across the UK.The DPO COVID-19 Emergency Fund is looking to fund Covid-19 related work in the following broad three areas:Independent living: covering any Covid-19 related issues affecting disabled people’s choice and control over their lives for example: changes to the built environment, streetscape and transport, advice and advocacy support, and employment advice or advice to individuals about their rights if they feel they need to continue to shieldIsolation: covering work to tackle isolation for example: providing IT equipment and support so people can access on-line support or setting up and running peer support networksIncome: covering work to support disabled people to access benefits and entitlements and manage debt issuesThe fund will be able to pay for equipment, running and staffing costs as well as covering a full cost recovery model.Any DPO in the UK can apply if a majority of their governing body (greater than 51%) or management committee are made up of disabled people and they have a constitution – so they do not need to be a registered charity.Grants of £1,000 up to £25,000 are available, and the funding period is 8 months from 1 November 2020 to 30 June 2021. About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.
Danny Glover speaking at Sept. 15 ILWU-led meeting in Oakland, Calif., to protest gentrification.Led by the dockworkers union, International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 10, Oakland’s Black community is organizing to stop a baseball stadium project from further gentrifying the city and pushing longtime Black residents out.“The Black community is under siege,” ILWU Local 10 organizer Derrick Muhammad told a recent meeting of the East Oakland Stadium Alliance, “by forces that would like to relocate the Oakland Athletics from the existing Coliseum park in East Oakland to Howard Terminal in rapidly gentrifying West Oakland — and drive us out. “This is emanating from City Hall, from real estate developers, from the Fisher family that owns the Gap clothing chain … and from a police department that’s working in tandem to drive Black people out.”Speaking at the influential Acts Full Gospel Church, Muhammad asked, “Why are they building a light rail down East 14th Street in East Oakland? Did any of you ask for that? It reminds me of 50 years ago when they destroyed our thriving West Oakland Black community — pushing us out so they could build BART stations, railroad tracks and a huge postal facility smack dab in the middle of our neighborhood — followed by the loss of factory jobs, the introduction of crack cocaine and a wrecking ball for our homes and mom-and-pop stores.“Now they are promising 6,000 permanent jobs at a new ballpark, hoping to convince a marginalized, oppressed community to support their project, “said Muhammad. “Ask yourself, ‘How does 82 home games produce 6,000 jobs?’ This is a land grab by the rich. This is the de-industrialization of another major urban center, like they did to Detroit. They even want to grab Howard Terminal, which is part of the working port of Oakland.”Danny Glover, actor and activist, whose postal worker family also experienced being pushed out of housing by greedy developers in the San Francisco Bay Area, told the church gathering: “We’ve seen too much. We know too much. There was a time when Oakland was 50 percent Black. Now people are living in tent cities. Renters are being forced out. “The carpetbaggers are coming in, and schools are being privatized. We don’t need more playgrounds for the rich, treating Black people as expendable. We’ve got to fight. We have to take our stand and defeat this new scheme by the rich to steal the people’s land.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Facebook Twitter Linkedin Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Previous articleLocal barber raises shop standards, builds communityNext articleFrog Report – Season Recap and Georgia Preview Danielle Johnston RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter + posts Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature printFor many, buying a Christmas tree is a sacred family tradition.In the Fort Worth area, Christmas tree farms are keeping this tradition alive with not just Douglas firs, but hot cocoa, games, and other holiday activities.Here are 4 of the best Christmas tree farms to visit in the area:1. Mainstay FarmHayrides, funnel cakes, zip lines, mazes, and a 100-foot-long Super Chute slide make Mainstay Farm much more than a place to swipe your card and chop down a tree. Located just 25 minutes from TCU’s campus, this Christmas tree farm offers both imported and farm-grown trees starting at $50, along with fun for the whole family. The farm also includes the Haymarket, a gift shop modeled after a milking parlor, full of holiday gifts like wreaths and garlands, along with farm-harvested honey and seasonal jams.Open: Sat 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and Sun 1 – 5:30 p.m.Where: 1004 W. Bethesda Rd., CleburneCost: Free basic entryPhone: 817-295-67722. Haynie’s Green AcresYou’ve most likely heard of the age-old debate over real vs fake Christmas trees, but for Haynie’s Green Acres, that story is old news. Here, visitors will have to decide not between real or fake, but colored or not colored. According to seasoned visitors, Haynie’s is the home of crazy-colored Christmas trees, ranging from blue, purple, pink and of course the classic snowy white. The farm also provides a complimentary petting zoo, hayrides and playgrounds, along with fresh apple cider and homemade bread for purchase in their gift shop.Open: Tuesday-Friday 2 -5:30 p.m. Christmas Hours: Saturdays & Sundays 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.Cost: Free entryWhere: 10405 Shannon Valley Drive, CrowleyPhone: 817-297-39703. 4D FarmDespite being situated at about 40 minutes from the 109, 4D Farm’s unique experience of chopping down your own Christmas tree makes it worth the drive. At the farm, visitors can choose from Leyland Cypress or “Blue Ice” Arizona Cypress trees. After working, 4D also provides hayrides around the farm, as well as holiday cookies and cider in the heated County Store. Trees start at $45 for the first 7 feet.Open: Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Sun 1 – 4 p.m.Cost: Free entryWhere: 3900 Upper Denton Road, WeatherfordPhone: 817-313-29144. Fossil Creek Tree Farm and Nursery Fossil Creek Tree Farm and Nursery’s eight-acre property caters to Christmas-time and everyday landscaping needs alike. This holiday season, fresh cut Fraser Fir trees arrived the day after Thanksgiving and visitors are encouraged to sip some complimentary hot chocolate as they browse through them for the perfect one. Fossil Creek also includes the option of flocking, a decoration process of spraying artificial snow to give your tree a more wintery and magical vibe.Open: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.; trees available until Dec. 24Cost: Negotiated on siteWhere: 7744 Blue Mound Rd, Fort WorthPhone: 817-306-7111[xyz-ihs snippet=”treemapembed”] Danielle Johnstonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/danielle-johnston/ ReddIt Danielle Johnstonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/danielle-johnston/ Danielle Johnstonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/danielle-johnston/ Danielle Johnston Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday Danielle Johnstonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/danielle-johnston/ Fort Worth’s top 5 coffee spots Facebook Linkedin Eatzi’s to replace Chilli’s at University Park Village Fort Worth’s top 5 coffee spots Eatzi’s to replace Chilli’s at University Park Village ReddIt
Linkedin Email Advertisement Facebook NewsLocal NewsLimerick GPs get the classroom treatmentBy Alan Jacques – October 22, 2015 1268 TAGSlimerickUL HospitalsUniversity of Limerick Medical School Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Print WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Previous articleLimerick councillor gets Santa letter in earlyNext article#VIDEO Foynes potential to become major hub for biofuel manufacturing Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Professor Calvin Coffey, Colorectal Surgeon UL Hospitals, Foundation Chair of Surgery, UL GEMS, Dr Jack McCarthy, Ennis, Dr Mary Gray, Limerick City and Professor Paul Finucane, Chief Academic Officer UL Hospitals.Pic: Gareth Williamsby Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Professor Calvin Coffey, Colorectal Surgeon UL Hospitals, Foundation Chair of Surgery, UL GEMS, Dr Jack McCarthy, Ennis, Dr Mary Gray, Limerick City and Professor Paul Finucane, Chief Academic Officer UL Hospitals.Pic: Gareth WilliamsA CALL from GPs for interactive educational events resulted in a UL Hospitals Study Evening with a difference.More than 40 GPs gathered at the University of Limerick Medical School for a talk that formed part of an ongoing education and engagement programme to develop links with GPs and enhance the quality of patient care.The UL Hospitals GP Study Evening involved three interactive discussions based on hypothetical cases, which were run concurrently with the presenters rotating between groups of participants.UL Hospitals chief academic officer Professor Paul Finucane said that feedback from GPs indicated that they wanted educational events which were as interactive as possible.“In response, we organised the study evening in this dynamic way and we were delighted with the turnout and level of participation by the groups.”Dr Ray O’Connor, facilitator and GP, welcomed the interaction with colleagues in UL Hospitals.“The structure was unusual and it is good to participate in an educational event which is a bit different in format to the norm. I am looking forward to the next one,” he said.UL Hospitals plan to run three further GP Study Evenings in January, May and September 2016. Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live
While we are not in a position to confirm, deny or comment on the validity of what’s been unofficially released, there are some developments in this investigation and detectives have some follow-ups to complete which include speaking to the individual who reported the incident. pic.twitter.com/b9GgXbSUt9— Anthony Guglielmi (@AJGuglielmi) February 17, 2019By Saturday evening, however, Chicago police said they were “eager to speak to Jussie Smollett” after the interrogation of the Osundairo brothers, who police said are U.S. citizens of Nigerian descent.“We have been in touch with Smollett’s attorneys,” Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi told ABC News Sunday afternoon, adding that investigators “are waiting on whether they’re going to get a response from his attorney.”Guglielmi said the department contacted the actor’s lawyers Friday night.“We made our intentions clear,” he said.On Sunday afternoon, Guglielmi posted a statement on Twitter, saying, “While we are not in a position to confirm, deny or comment on the validity of what’s been unofficially released, there are some developments in this investigation and detectives have some follow-ups to complete which include speaking to the individual who reported the incident.”A spokesperson for Fox, which broadcasts “Empire,” declined comment on Saturday night.Early Saturday, after the brothers were released, police said they had new information that “could change the story entirely.”Police confirmed that Olabinjo and Abimbola Osundairo were the two men seen in surveillance images from the night of the alleged incident. They were taken into custody on Wednesday night and interviewed by detectives in the following days.Based on the video evidence that police discovered, it did not indicate anyone else was there at the scene of the alleged incident, police said.But on Saturday, after their release the night before, police said the brothers were no longer potential suspects and again persons of interest, saying that they may still have information that is helpful to the investigation.Smollett told police that on Jan. 29, he was walking on a street near his apartment when he was attacked by two men. The attackers allegedly shouted racist and homophobic slurs before hitting him, pouring “an unknown chemical substance” on him — possibly bleach — and wrapping a rope around his neck, he told detectives.Police confirmed phone records show that during the attack, Smollett was on the phone with Brandon Moore, his music manager. Both claimed that the alleged attackers yelled “MAGA country.”While Guglielmi said on Saturday that he could not speak on what the new information was, he said that detectives had “shifted the trajectory” of the investigation. Though he did not say whether Smollett spoke to the men that night — one of them had previously appeared on “Empire” — he said it will also be central to the investigation whether they spoke to or saw Smollett.Police raided the home of the Osundairo brothers Wednesday night to search for possible evidence and retrieved shoes, electronic devices, bleach and a red hat, among other items, according to photos of an inventory log confirmed to ABC News. The inventory log, first reported by a local CBS station, also contained a description for an item that said “Script-Empire.”It’s unclear whether forensic results have come back on any of the seized items on the inventory log.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Theo Wargo/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — The two brothers who were interrogated by police investigating the alleged attack on Jussie Smollett in Chicago told authorities that the “Empire” actor allegedly paid them to help him orchestrate and stage the crime, sources told ABC News Sunday.Detectives are trying to corroborate the account of Olabinjo and Abimbola Osundairo, but thus far police have not independently verified the allegations, a law enforcement official briefed on the investigation told ABC News.The Osundairo brothers agreed to cooperate with authorities after detectives confronted them with evidence that they bought the rope — allegedly used in an attack that Smollett described to police as laced with racial and homophobic slurs — at a Chicago hardware store, sources said.No one has been charged in connection with the case.Detectives have now shifted the investigation towards determining whether Smollett made up the entire story, sources said.The latest twist in the investigation came after Smollett hit back at the suggestion that the incident was a hoax, and expressed disbelief that the brothers could have been involved.“As a victim of a hate crime who has cooperated with the police investigation, Jussie Smollett is angered and devastated by recent reports that the perpetrators are individuals he is familiar with,” Smollett attorneys Todd Pugh and Victor Henderson said in a statement Saturday. “He has now been further victimized by claims attributed to these alleged perpetrators that Jussie played a role in his own attack. Nothing is further from the truth and anyone claiming otherwise is lying.“One of these purported suspects was Jussie’s personal trainer who he hired to ready him physically for a music video,” the statement continued. “It is impossible to believe that this person could have played a role in the crime against Jussie or would falsely claim Jussie’s complicity.”The attorneys said that Smollett has been cooperating with the police throughout the investigation.After initially being considered persons of interest, the Osundairo brothers were detained and became potential suspects, police said. When they were threatened with battery and hate crimes charges, they agreed to work with detectives, sources told ABC News.The dramatic shift in the probe is the latest in the fast-changing story that started with Smollett reporting to police that he was attacked in the early morning hours of Jan. 29.