Market Monitor: February 2021

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 22nd February 2021 | By contenteditor Despite all the hysteria about the potential of a pandemic-induced rise in online gambling, as this Market Monitor outlines in detail, figures from the UK’s Gambling Commission show that fears of an explosion in gambling were largely unfounded. While there was movement between the verticals, the regulator concluded there was a lack of evidence of any “significant or sustained increase in gambling activity in the Covid-19 period”. But though the Commission’s commentary undoubtedly lends support to the sector, this should not be interpreted as a sign that operators have its backing in a broader sense. As many have noted, the Commission’s affordability review poses huge risks to the sector’s future viability, potentially much more so than the government’s review of the Gambling Act. Chief executive Neil McArthur’s criticism of the sector’s claims about the UK black market have only added to the uncertain mood in the industry. It’s too early to say what the impact of the reviews will be, but it’s likely the sector will come out of them looking very different than it does today.  Moving to the Netherlands, the market is at a very different point in its development. Given the delays already incurred in the opening of the regulated market, it was little surprise that the launch has been pushed back again, by a month to October. However, against the backdrop of the pandemic, this latest delay was perhaps seen as more justifiable than others by operators. In any case, one month is not likely to make much of a difference to those who’ve already been absent from the market for the 32 months required by regulators. There’s also been some good news for those with an eye on the country, with a recent report from the regulator hinting that the market could open up even further in future.  Regions: UK & Ireland Netherlands Market Monitor: February 2021 Email Addresscenter_img Stephen Carter Editorial director, iGB Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter This issue of iGB’s regular market focus drills down into the annual and quarterly performance of a GB sector going from pandemic into review, and revisits a Dutch market made to cool its heels for a further six months Legal & compliance Topics: Casino & games Esports Finance Legal & compliance Sports bettinglast_img read more

Kenya Commercial Bank ( Q12017 Presentation

first_imgKenya Commercial Bank ( listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2017 presentation results for the first quarter.For more information about Kenya Commercial Bank ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Commercial Bank ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Commercial Bank (  2017 presentation results for the first quarter.Company ProfileKenya Commercial Bank (KCB) Rwanda Limited is a commercial bank offering financial solutions to private individuals and the corporate banking segment in Rwanda. KCB Bank Rwanda is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the KCB Group which is East Africa’s largest commercial bank by asset base. The Bank was established in 2008 after it was licensed by Rwanda’s banking regulator, the National Bank of Rwanda. It has 14 branches located in the main towns and cities of Rwanda as well as an extensive network of KCB Iwacu agents. Kenya Commercial Bank is listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Botswana Diamonds plc ( 2017 Annual Report

first_imgBotswana Diamonds plc ( listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about Botswana Diamonds plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Botswana Diamonds plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Botswana Diamonds plc (  2017 annual report.Company ProfileBotswana Diamonds is a diamond exploration enterprise that has been operating in Botswana since the early 1980s. The United Kingdom-based enterprise is a spin-off of African Diamonds Plc and operates in Botswana, South Africa and Cameroon. The company has a successful track record in diamond discovery; having helped discover the Karowe Mine in Orapa which produces rare high-value stones. Botswana Diamonds also found a kimberlite mine in Botswana which is one of only 20 hard-rock diamond mines found outside Russia. The company operates in a joint venture with OJSC Alrosa (Russia) to explore 17 diamond-producing mines; and in a joint venture with Brightstone holds 13 prospecting licenses in the Orapa region which covers a total of 733 square kilometres. Botswana Diamonds Plc was founded in 2010 as a spin-off company of African Diamonds Plc, with its head office based in Dublin, Ireland.last_img read more

Japaul & Maritime Services ( Q32018 Interim Report

first_imgJapaul Gold & Ventures PLC ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Japaul Gold & Ventures PLC ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Japaul Gold & Ventures PLC ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Japaul Gold & Ventures PLC (  2018 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileJapaul Gold & Ventures PLC, formerly known as Japaul Oil & Maritime Services Plc is a mining and technology development business listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange. The Company’s services include mining, dredging, offshore/vessel chartering and technology. Its mining service is engaged in solid mineral mining with interest in minerals, such as gold, tin, copper, lithium, lead, zinc and hard rock. The Company’s dredging business offers complete dredging solutions, such as reclamation, shore protection, stockpiling, breakwater construction, sweeping of access sites and slots and river crossing. The Company’s vessel chartering offers fleet of vessels, such as offshore support vessels (OSVs), anchor handling tug supply vessels (AHTS) and diving support vessels. It provides its services to the offshore oil and gas, and shipping industries. The Company’s technology services provide technology and enterprise solution services to support governmental, services and manufacturing industries.last_img read more

RIP: Former Mississippi Bishop Duncan M. Gray Jr. dies after…

first_img Rector Bath, NC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit a Job Listing [Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi] “Mississippi has lost one of its great leaders with the death of Duncan M. Gray Jr.,” said the Rt. Rev. Brian R. Seage, bishop of Mississippi.The Rt. Rev. Duncan Montgomery Gray Jr. was the seventh bishop of Mississippi, and died at his home in Jackson the morning of July 15. Gray served as bishop from 1974 through 1993.The funeral is scheduled for Tuesday, July 18, at 2 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Cathedral in Jackson. Burial will be in Canton, Mississippi. Visitation with the Gray family begins on Monday, July 17 from 5-7 p.m. and Tuesday from 12 noon to 2 p.m.“He was a breath of fresh air at all times, especially during the turbulent moments in the civil rights era. The Episcopal Church is indebted to him for his courage, his leadership and vision,” said Seage.Gray, born Sept. 21, 1926, was ordained by his father, the Rt. Rev. Duncan Montgomery Gray Sr., fifth bishop of the Diocese of Mississippi, in 1953. During Gray’s years of parish ministry, 1953-1974, he served at the following parishes: Calvary, Cleveland and Grace Church, Rosedale; St. Peter’s, Oxford; and St. Paul’s, Meridian.It was while serving St. Paul’s that Gray was elected bishop coadjutor when a special council was reconvened at St. Andrew’s Cathedral in Jackson on March 9, 1974. Gray was elected on the fifth ballot and his consecration took place on May 1 of that same year at St. Andrew’s Cathedral, with then Presiding Bishop John Hines as the chief consecrator. Presiding Bishop-elect John Maury Allin, still bishop of the Diocese of Mississippi, was a co-consecrator.Gray Jr. believed a bishop’s role “is to be a pastor to the people within his diocese, both clerical and lay … all duties, from ordination to the most mundane of administrative details, need to be carried out in a pastoral manner; in a manner reflecting a creative concern for all persons affected or involved,” wrote Gray in a research and recommendation committee questionnaire in 1974.“His life and ministry have been concurrent with Mississippi’s struggles to bring about reconciliation, equality and justice for all races. He was on the front line of many of those struggles accompanied by his wife, Ruthie,” said Seage.Gray Jr. was also a strong supporter of women in ordained ministry as well as making sure that laywomen were allowed to serve on vestries and diocesan committees.Gray Jr. was predeceased by his beloved wife, Ruthie. They are survived by sons, Duncan and Lloyd, and daughters Anne and Catherine, as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.Clergy and bishops are invited to vest and process at the funeral on Tuesday.— The Rev. Scott Lenoir is the editor of The Mississippi Episcopalian. Tags Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York People Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Washington, DC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Comments are closed. 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TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Collierville, TN Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Obituary, Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT center_img Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Belleville, IL RIP: Former Mississippi Bishop Duncan M. Gray Jr. dies after brief illness Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Albany, NY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit a Press Release Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Featured Jobs & Calls By Scott LenoirPosted Jul 16, 2016 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Youth Minister Lorton, VA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Comments (1) Curate Diocese of Nebraska Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 last_img read more

Remember Veterans who Battle Invisible Wounds

first_img Sahara and Maggie, Paws of War Please enter your comment! For many, July 4th is a reminder that we are a free country and it is celebrated with fireworks. In fact, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, the annual amount spent on those fireworks in the country is over $480 million. While many people are celebrating their freedom, they may not be aware that veterans, the very people who have helped fight to preserve it suffer from a variety of mental health issues, including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).“As many enjoy fun this Independence Day, it is crucial that we remember our veterans who helped secure our freedom,” explains Dori Scofield, executive director of Paws of War. “Hidden from most people, are the invisible wounds of war, such as PTSD and TBI. Our mission is help restore the freedom they have sacrificed while serving our country.There are over 19 million veterans in the country, with many of them suffering from mental health issues. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, around 50 percent of returning service members who need mental health treatment seek it, and of those only half of them are believed to receive adequate care. Additionally, they report that over 18 percent of service members returning from Iraq or Afghanistan have PTSD or depression, and almost 20 percent experience TBI during deployment.Paws of War is taking important steps in helping the veterans of the country during the July 4th holiday, and throughout the whole year. Their program not only pairs veterans with rescued dogs who have been trained to serve them for such issues as PTSD and TBI, but they also provide free weekly training for any and all veterans and their companion dogs. Several times per week, they offer the training at their facilities, malls, parks, and other places in the community. Their programs are personalized to meet the needs of each veteran and also give opportunities for them to have some group support and camaraderie.“We provide a supportive environment for veterans to come together with their dogs,”added Scofield. “It is a wonderful and welcoming atmosphere. ”It’s also important to keep in mind during July 4th celebrations that many veterans suffering from PTSD may have a difficult time with the noise. Both combat veterans and animals can stress from the loud blasts of fireworks.Paws of War is an all-volunteer organization that provides rescued dogs trained to be service dogs for veterans suffering from PTSD, TBI, or other mental or physical health issues. The organization relies upon donations to continue their work. To learn more about Paws of War or to make a donation, visit their site at: Please enter your name here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. TAGSpawsofwar.comPTSDVeterans Previous articleDiscover these 4 transformative vacationsNext articleSecrets to Buying the Perfect Athletic Shoes Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitterlast_img read more

Raised elbow from Juan Pablo Socino leads to suspension

first_imgFriday Oct 13, 2017 Raised elbow from Juan Pablo Socino leads to suspension Newcastle Falcons centre Juan Pablo Socino has been suspended for two weeks after a RFU disciplinary panel found him guilty of striking the head of Exeter Chiefs centre Ian Whitton. It brings into question the fine line between fending with the forearm and the elbow. From the restart of the second half of their Premiership contest last weekend, Socino carried the ball into contact but led with his forearm, catching the face of Whitton in the process.A yellow card was issued and Independent Citing Commissioner Peter Larter then cited Socino for striking with his arm, contrary to law 10.4(a). The disciplinary panel then issued a four week, mid-range ruling.They then reduced that, as explained by chairman of the panel, Antony Davies.“The panel found this was a reckless act in which the player made contact with the opposition player’s jaw with his forearm. In line with the new sanction table, this mandates a mid-range entry point. Thereafter the panel gave full credit for the player’s previous record, his good character (displayed both on-field in remaining with the injured player and at the hearing) and reduced the ban to two weeks.”Socino can be seen showing genuine remorse and concern for Whitton directly after the clash, in a similar vain to what we saw with our 5 Times Sportsmanship Prevailed after Brutal Hits post, and looked a bit bemused by the decision.Captain Will Welch questioned the decision, stating that Socino was bracing for impact, but the reply was simply that it was an illegal fend (plus something else that the commentator spoke over).Socino was charged with contravening Law 10.4(a), Punching or striking – A player must not strike an opponent with the hand, arm or fist, including the elbow, shoulder, head or knee(s).In 2013 Bismarck du Plessis was controversially sent off for a second yellow card after he raised his elbow into the throat of an All Black tackler, and a year later Canadian Jebb Sinclair hit the headlines after he was red carded for something even milder, as he ran over a Scottish player.Going into contact with the forearm is commonplace, so this looked more unfortunate than anything, particularly considering the player’s reaction.It’s probably one for the law gurus and armchair referees out there to discuss.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Fundraising Regulator signs new working agreement with Scottish Fundraising Standards Panel

first_img  81 total views,  1 views today Melanie May | 31 August 2017 | News Fundraising Regulator signs new working agreement with Scottish Fundraising Standards Panel 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 “We’re looking forward to having a strong working relationship between the Fundraising Regulator and the Panel, based on this MOU. Together we hope to ensure that, across the UK, charities can be confident about how to raise funds and donors can be comfortable about giving, so that everyone benefits from the huge contribution that charities make to society.” Tagged with: Fundraising Regulator Scotland The Fundraising Regulator has signed a new Memorandum of Understanding with the Scottish Fundraising Standards Panel.The new agreement outlines how the two organisations will collaborate on areas of mutual interest, including operation of a “lead regulator” model on complaints, representation on their respective governance structures and information sharing.This agreement is the fifth Memorandum of Understanding signed by the Fundraising Regulator in the last year. Previous agreements have been signed with the Charity Commission for England and Wales, the Information Commissioner’s Office, the Institute of Fundraising and the Higher Education Funding Council for England.Stephen Dunmore, Chief Executive of the Fundraising Regulator said:“This Memorandum of Understanding builds on the close working relationship we have developed with our regulatory colleagues in Scotland. It aims to ensure that whether north or south of the border, the public experiences a consistent approach in how complaints are dealt with, while ensuring that national differences are identified and addressed in the Code of Fundraising Practice as they arise.”Alison Elliot, Chair of the Scottish Fundraising Standards Panel added: Advertisement  82 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4last_img read more

‘Asking Public About Who To Be Arrested Is Investigative Journalism?’ Bombay HC Asks Republic TV In SSR Media Trial Case

first_imgTop Stories’Asking Public About Who To Be Arrested Is Investigative Journalism?’ Bombay HC Asks Republic TV In SSR Media Trial Case Sanya Talwar21 Oct 2020 2:23 AMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court on Wednesday asked the lawyer of Republic TV if asking the public who should be arrested in a case is part of investigative journlism.A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipankar Dutta and Justice G S Kulkarni posed the query in reference to the hashtag campaign ‘#ArrestRhea’ run by the channel in Twitter following the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput.”Is this…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Bombay High Court on Wednesday asked the lawyer of Republic TV if asking the public who should be arrested in a case is part of investigative journlism.A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipankar Dutta and Justice G S Kulkarni posed the query in reference to the hashtag campaign ‘#ArrestRhea’ run by the channel in Twitter following the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput.”Is this part of investigative journalism? Asking public about their opinion on who should be arrested?”, the bench asked Advocate Malvika Trivedi, the channel’s lawyer.The court’s question came in response to the submission made by the counsel earlier that channel was carrying out investigative journalism to unearth the facts relating to the death of Sushant Singh Rajput.”When a case is under investigation and the issue is whether it’s a homicide or a suicide and a channel is saying it is murder, is that investigative journalism?”, the bench asked.The bench told the channel’s lawyer “investigative powers are given to the police under the CrPC”.The lawyer submitted that there was something amiss in the Mumbai police investigation and that is the reason why the Supreme Court entrusted the probe to the Central Bureau of Investigation.There were lacunae in the investigation and the Sushant’s family also come to the front demanding justice, the lawyer said. She added that since a celebrity had died, the public was curious to know the real facts.The channel was only highlighting those facts which were not otherwise brought on record, she said. Trivedi claimed that it was the investigative reports of Republic TV that brought to light the real facts in Sheena Bora murder case and Sunanda Pushkar case. She further told the bench that none of the personally aggrieved parties were before the court and the issues cannot be adjudicated in Public Interest Litigations.There are redressal mechanisms available with respect to specific grievances in relation to reporting, she said. Republic TV is doing the reports within a framework of checks and balances, she added.The bench also expressed its disapproval at the manner in which Sushant’s death was reported.”There are certain Suicide Reporting guidelines. There should be no sensational headlines. Don’t you have respect for the dead? It is so unfortunate,” the bench remarked.The court is hearing a batch of PILs seeking regulations on “media trial” in the context of the reportage of Sushant Singh Rajput case.In rights of the victim (rhea chakraborty), the right of sushant’s family have to be balanced, says Republic TV#RheaChakraborty #SSRCase #SushantSingRajputDeathCase #RepublicTV @republic @Republic_Bharat— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) October 21, 2020 Also Read : ‘If You Become Investigator, Prosecutor & Judge, Why Are We Here?’ Bombay HC Expresses Concerns Over Media TrialFor live updates from the hearing, follow this page.Next Storylast_img read more

Taxi driver found drug driving in Burnfoot

first_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ Pinterest Twitter By News Highland – April 5, 2019 Twitter Homepage BannerNews Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Previous articleBrexit already impacting on marine sector in Killybegs – Mc GuinnessNext articleLUH apologise to man who had to have leg amputated after angiogram News Highland WhatsApp Google+center_img A taxi driver has been charged to court after being found to be driving under the influence of drugs while on duty.On Sunday last, Buncrana Road Policing Unit detected the taxi driver at Elaghabeg Burnfoot who was on their way back to base from dropping a fare off.The driver was arrested having been found to be in possession of Cannabis and is now charged to court.Meanwhile, today Letterkenny Roads Policing Unit detected a vehicle doing 135k/ph in a 100k/ph zone in very hazardous conditions.Gardai are warning motorists to slowdown and arrive alive. Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Facebook Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Taxi driver found drug driving in Burnfoot Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterest WhatsApplast_img read more