Legal & compliance Email Address Tags: Online Gambling 2nd August 2018 | By contenteditor Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Betsson, Svenska Spel and Cherry among first to submit ahead of January changes Topics: Legal & compliance Tech & innovation Sweden takes 22 licence applications on launch day Regions: Europe Nordics Sweden AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Household names such as Svenska Spel and Betsson were among 22 companies that applied for Sweden’s new gambling licences on the first day of submissions.More than 1,500 documents were filed with regulator Lotteriinspektionen yesterday (Wednesday) by the operators eager to be ready for go when Sweden’s gambling market is opened up in January 2019.iGamingBusiness.com understands that up to 70 licence applications are expected to be made ahead of the re-regulation that sees state-owned Svenska Spel’s gaming monopoly end.Documents seen by iGamingBusiness.com show that many of the applicants are based in Sweden or have links to the country, including Cherry, Betsson and Expekt. Companies noticeable by their absence on day one were Sweden-founded giants Unibet, and its owner Kindred Group, Mr Green and Leo VegasUnder the terms of the Gambling Act, from January 1, gambling subject to licensing will be taxed at 18%, while there will be “strict requirements for moderation in marketing gambling”.Betsson chief executive Pontus Lindwall (pictured) said that filing his company’s application fulfilled an ambition held since he began working in the industry in 1992.“Sweden is our home turf,” he said in a blog. “We’re a Swedish top company within the industry, and we’ve been in this market for a very long time. I think it’s great that it opens up for regulation and for license applications.“We’ve been operating on this market for a long time and now we will get better possibilities for marketing, sponsorships, and PR that’s good. But in most of our operations I think we will be operating as before but under the new regulation.”Svenska Spel, Casino Cosmopol, which owns four casinos in Sweden, and horseracing betting monopoly AB Trav and Galopp, also submitted applications on the opening day. ElectraWorks, which operates Bwin, and German-facing Interwetten also applied.Some of the other operators looking to launch include NoAccountCasino.com owner Mandalorian Technologies Limited, crypto casino operator CashBet, and Gaming Innovation Group-owned subsidiaries MT SecureTrade Limited and Zecure Gaming, both linked to online casino Rizk.Lotteriinspektionen recently urged applicants to submit their documents as early as possible to be sure of being licensed before January. It said licences will only be awarded to those with “the knowledge, experience and organisation required to operate the business [and] who can be assumed to operate the business in accordance with laws and regulations applicable to the business, and who are otherwise considered to be suitable to operate the business.” Svenska Spel recently told iGamingBusiness.com that it has already begun to prepare a series of enhancements to content and technology as it anticipates facing “fierce competition” from January.
FBN Holdings Plc (FBNH.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Financial sector has released it’s 2012 presentation results for the third quarter.For more information about FBN Holdings Plc (FBNH.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the FBN Holdings Plc (FBNH.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: FBN Holdings Plc (FBNH.ng) 2012 presentation results for the third quarter.Company ProfileFBN Holdings Plc is a leading financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services for the commercial, corporate, investment and merchant banking sectors. The company also offers insurance products for individual and corporate clients and other financial services for merchant banking, asset management, investment and general trading, private equity, financial intermediation services, trusteeship, portfolio management and discount house services for individual and corporate clients. The Insurance division underwrites life and general insurance products and offers insurance brokerage services. FBN Holdings Limited was founded in 1894 and today operates in 874 business locations in 12 countries. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. FBN Holdings Plc was founded in 1894 and is based in Lagos, Nigeria. FBN Holdings Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchang
PrimeTime Property Holdings Limited (PRIMET.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the half year.For more information about PrimeTime Property Holdings Limited (PRIMET.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the PrimeTime Property Holdings Limited (PRIMET.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: PrimeTime Property Holdings Limited (PRIMET.bw) 2015 interim results for the half year.Company ProfilePrime Time Property Holdings is a variable rate loan stock company with interests in property investment, property development and property management. The company has invested in a diversified portfolio of office, retail and industrial properties in the major towns and cities of Botswana, and recently acquired two properties in Zambia on a sale and leaseback basis with G4S Zambia. Prime Time Property Holdings Limited acquires properties owned by vendors through acquisition agreements which it then offers to investors through the sale of Linked Units. Its property portfolio in Botswana is made up of 16 fund properties located in Gaborone, Ramotswa, Francistown, Ghanzi, Lobatse and Serowe. Commercial properties in its Botswana portfolio include Prime Plaza, Letshego Place and the South African High Commission.
Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. OpinionBy Greg Jackson, Esq.Greg JacksonI have a number of friends and associates who have run for, and been elected to, public ofﬁce on the local, state and federal levels. One bit of advice that I offer to those I consider friends is to never equate being elected to public ofﬁce with being an authority on all things related to the communities they serve. I encourage them to seek guidance and advice from those with experience in various ﬁelds, as well as offer myself as an information resource; I ﬁgure my clients pay a great deal for my guidance, why not give a little back to the community? The reason I give this advice, is because time and time again I have seen individuals with great promise and a desire to make a difference, get in to ofﬁce and take on the attitudes and patterns of behavior of their predecessors.Recently, the unwillingness of some elected ofﬁcials throughout the State of Florida, who serve on their municipalities’ respective community redevelopment agency (CRA) boards, to walk a path different from their predecessors resulted in a grand jury investigation and report titled “CRAs: The Good, The Bad and The Questionable.” The grand jury’s investigative report found that many CRA’s failed to use their funds to further the purpose and intent of the legislature, which is to address slum and blighted areas. It appears that many CRA’s have placed the development of business ahead of the interest of the residents in the underserved communities that are placed within CRA boundaries. Instead of developing affordable housing programs to address the downtrodden conditions of many residents within CRA boundaries, some CRA’s put hundreds of thousands, and sometimes millions, of dollars into streetscape and building façade projects. While these projects look good and give an instant facelift to the community, they badly fail to address the primary purpose for which CRA’s were brought into existence, which is to improve the conditions of communities that have been identiﬁed as slum and blighted areas through programs that seek to improve housing, sanitation and community policing to name a few. Most important of these, it appears from the legislature’s and grand jury’s standpoint housing is the top priority for the allocation of CRA funds, with the thought presumably being that once the housing issues have been address, then CRA funds could then be directed to the more visible projects, i.e., streetscape, etc.For those who are not aware, the area known as “South Apopka” — from Highway 441 to 10th Street, between Park Avenue and Hawthorne — sits within the Apopka CRA boundary. Also, many folks do not know that the Apopka CRA has been in existence for over 20 years and lay dormant for a number of years until the current administration wisely brought it back to life. I could tell you much more about the Apopka CRA, like the fact that the CRA Plan actually has an affordable housing provision. However, what I would like is for folks to imagine what “South Apopka” would look like now if the CRA followed its intent and purpose 15 to 20 years ago.A ride through Apopka’s designated CRA district will reveal areas that will beneﬁt from affordable housing programs and other redevelopment strategies that would bring opportunities to the community for home ownership, business growth and jobs. Many people wonder why I speak so much about economic development; it’s because I see economic development as a way to change attitudes, change conditions and change lives. Yes, more can go into changing attitudes, conditions and lives, such as education, health, etc., but economic development provides the resources to truly help underserved communities to become sustainable from within and promotes less reliance on government.So, if you live within the Apopka CRA district in “South Apopka,” consider attending a CRA meeting to give your thoughts and ideas of how to best address the needs of the community through redevelopment. I am conﬁdent that each of your commissioners and mayor, all of whom sit on the CRA Board, will be receptive to your thoughts and ideas of how to bring the much needed growth and development to the CRA area south of 441 so that it reﬂects the growth and development seen in the CRA area north of 441 — in my humble opinion. Greg Jackson is a past Assistant Attorney General for the State of Florida, military veteran, current Orange County District 2 Representative on the Board of Zoning Adjustments, and General Counsel for the Community Redevelopment Agency. He has been as an active member of the Central Florida community for nearly 20 years. He was most recently a candidate for the Florida House District 45 seat. TAGSCommunity Redevopment AgencyCRAGreg Jacksonsouth apopka Previous articleJeff Gordon joins Apopka racing team – Wins at DaytonaNext articleReverends, priests and pastors show support for juvenile civil citation reform Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Anatomy of Fear 4 COMMENTS Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Mama Mia Reply Please enter your comment! The CRA is the last thing that one should be worrying about with who is in the Office of the President of the US currently, with his appointments and advisors, who are the ones running our government behind the scenes, secretly, and one who especially is hell-bent on destroying our government from the top on down. Good-bye American democracy, land of the free. Anyway, what grand jury report are you referring to Greg? What city or town was the report from and when? Citizens aren’t allowed to speak at the CRA board meetings, when they take their votes, as well as I remember, as I was sitting at one, after the council meeting was adjourned, and the CRA board meeting started, and they voted on issues. Correct me if I am wrong about the public comment at the actual CRA board meeting when they vote. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Ana Centeno February 2, 2017 at 8:15 am Reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Greg Jackson Thank you for your response Mr. Jackson. February 2, 2017 at 2:54 pm Please enter your name here Hello Mama Mia,Typically, I only reply to comments on my FB Page, but I appreciate your weekly input so I felt it appropriate to respond to you here. At the end of the day all politics is local, so we should very much be concerned with the Apopka CRA, even during this time because CRA’s when properly used help to build sustainable communities.As for the CRA Report, it was drafted February 2016 and was drafted by the Miami-Dade Grand Jury, which evaluated CRA’s across the state after it found a CRA in Miami using CRA dollars to fund the building of a hotel, instead of first looking to fulfill its original intent to address slum and blighted areas.As for the Apopka CRA Meetings, let me say this, I am General Counsel for a CRA and we always have public / citizen participation. CRA’s are separate governmental entities that subject to Florida Sunshine Law and the meetings should follow the proper procedures to especially include public participation. When I heard Apopka was re-engaging its CRA. I actually offered to serve as its General Counsel as well and was turned away. Maybe I should offer my services again. If not, I am always open for opportunities to provide consulting services to businesses and developers to true understand the function and power of CRA’s. Thank you for your always insightful input …. Greg January 30, 2017 at 3:27 pm January 31, 2017 at 10:42 pm Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Mr. Jackson: Thank you for such interesting and valuable information, is good to know. Please, go back and offer your services as council once again to the CRA Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Mama Mia Reply
Londoners will benefit from a more coordinated and developed voluntary sector thanks to a £2 million funding boost announced by London Councils today.The money will help London’s voluntary groups work closer together and enable them to share best practice which will help them develop their services to provide better support for people across the capital.Chair of London Councils Grants Committee, Cllr Paul McCannah, said; London’s voluntary sector plays an important role in supporting our local communities and we are delighted to be able to provide them with a funding boost to support this important work. Advertisement £2 million for a better coordinated London voluntary sector 32 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 10 July 2007 | News 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.
News BelarusEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesMedia independenceInternational bodies Imprisoned Organisation Follow the news on Belarus May 28, 2021 Find out more News May 19, 2021 Belarus tries to silence the most popular independent news site Receive email alerts News Yesterday was a dark day for TUT.BY, Belarus’s most widely read independent media outlet. Police and officials from the Department of Financial Investigations (DFR) searched its offices in the capital, Minsk, in the morning. Other searches were carried out at its regional offices in Brest and Hrodna, and at the homes of chief editor Marina Zolotova and other journalists.At least 11 TUT.BY employees were still being held this morning, including Zolotova, publisher Volha Loyka, journalist Alena Talkachova and director-general Lyudmila Chekina. In a press release, the DFR said the media’s representatives were being prosecuted for “tax fraud.” Artyom Mayorov, journalist for the the weekly paper Belarusy i Rynok, who was arrested when he went to cover the raid on TUT.BY’s Minsk headquarters, is also still detained.Online access to TUT.BY, which has provided extensive coverage of the protests since last August’s fraudulent presidential election, has been blocked by the authorities since yesterday. The information ministry said it was blocked because of “multiple media law violations, including the publication of banned information.”“These accusations have been trumped up in order to silence one of the country’s most popular media outlets,” said Jeanne Cavelier, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. “This large-scale offensive against TUT.BY is an alarming new step towards the annihilation of independent journalism and the complete control of the media space desired by the authorities. We call on the UN to react firmly in order to obtain the release of all journalists imprisoned in Belarus and to ensure respect for the right to inform.”The information ministry already stripped TUT.BY – 20 million visitors a day – of its status as a media last January and its journalists are constantly harassed by the authorities.In addition to those arrested after yesterday’s searches, two other TUT.BY journalists are already detained. Lyubou Kaspyarovich and Tatsyana Kapitonava are serving sentences of 15 days and 10 days in prison, respectively, for “participating” in events they were covering. Another TUT.BY journalist, Katsyarina Barysevich, has just been released after serving a six-month prison sentence for “divulging medical secrets” in a story about the death of an activist who had been beaten by police.The persecution of TUT.BY seems to confirm an escalation in the harassment of Belarus’s media. A series of amendments to the media law and to the law on demonstrations have provided a legal veneer to Belarus’s press violations, while the judicial system, which follows government orders, has begun treating the work of independent journalists as “extremism.”In the southwestern city of Brest, the local newspaper Intex-press was fined more than 1,400 euros on 5 May after publishing an interview with Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, the leading opposition candidate in last August’s election, now living in self-imposed exile. The newspaper has not been printed since then. The local website Hrodna.life was fined 4,000 euros for publishing information about a Telegram channel regarded as extremist by the authorities since last autumn.With a state apparatus that does not hesitate to mistreat and torture detained journalists, Belarus is ranked 158th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2021 World Press Freedom Index. BelarusEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesMedia independenceInternational bodies Imprisoned Help by sharing this information June 2, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown May 27, 2021 Find out more The Belarusian authorities are harassing the country’s most popular news website, TUT.BY. Online access has been blocked, its Minsk headquarters have been searched and criminal proceedings have been initiated against the people who run it. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the trumped-up charges used to silence this media outlet and calls for a firm UN reaction so that the right to inform is respected in Belarus. “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says Crédit : TUT.BY to go further News RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public”
Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter By News Highland – October 25, 2011 Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter Donegal Gathering aims to brings the diaspora back to the County Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest Google+ Previous articleMc Brearty praises council’s flood responseNext articleDerry brothers jailed for driving theory test scam News Highland Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Pinterest WhatsApp News Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp Google+ A number of major tourism events are due to take place in Donegal next year as part of the “Donegal Gathering”.The initiative is the brainchild of Donegal’s Mayor Cllr Noel Mc Bride, who wants to see a number of events geared towards promote the County and encouraging members of the Donegal diaspora the return.Cllr Mc Bride says while no events have been confirmed, he and the executive are at an advanced stage of planning and discussion.Cllr Noel McBride says as Mayor, his number one priority is creating employment through tourism…..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/mcb1pm.mp3[/podcast]
April 13, 2012 HMS Westminster’s Pirate-Busters Train with Kenyan Counterparts View post tag: HMS View post tag: Naval HMS Westminster’s pirate-busters trained with their Kenyan counterparts when the Portsmouth warship visited the great port of Mombasa. As well as exercising with local forces, the frigate was used to promote trade between the UK and East Africa and launched an initiative by Anglo-Kenyan authorities to keep tourists and mariners safe.The Portsmouth-based frigate arranged some counter-piracy exercises with Kenyan forces when she visited Mombasa.The Royal Navy’s ‘capital ship’ is about as well-honed as it gets in such operations; she’s spent the past few weeks sweeping the Indian Ocean for criminal activity, with her mixed team of Royal Marines of 43 Commando Fleet Protection Group – the Corps’ specialists in board and search – as well as the ship’s ‘home-grown’ boarding experts ready to pounce.“The Kenyan Navy are well trained, well prepared and brimming with enthusiasm,” said Lt Carl Isherwood, Westminster’s boarding officer.“It was a delight to have had the opportunity to train with them and we have all taken something away from it.”The focal point of the warship’s time in Kenya was the visit of the UK’s Minister for Africa, Henry Bellingham, who hosted a group of Mombasa’s business and trade leaders onboard to discuss the economic development of the Port of Mombasa as a gateway for trade to East Africa.Westminster was also used as the venue for the launch of the ‘SeaSafe’ initiative. This campaign will see the UK authorities, through the High Commission, partner with the Kenya Tourist Industry and the Government of Kenya to provide useful advice to visitors, helping them enjoy the Indian Ocean safely.Continuing the theme of forging closer ties with the Kenyans; a number of sporting fixtures were played by Westminster’s sides against local opposition.The debut match by Westminster Warriors rugby team was a hard fought affair against Mombasa RFC with the locals just edging the victory 15-7. The ship’s netball and football teams were also put through their paces against local teams.Also away from the frigate, several members of the ship’s company attended a memorial service for the nine Royal Navy personnel who lost their lives when HMS Brilliant’s helicopter crashed near Mombasa in 1989; the Lynx was carrying crew ashore when it came down in the bush about 20 miles outside the city.Another group visited the Coast General Hospital in Mombasa to chat with patients and distribute small gifts to a variety of delighted patients in the children’s, maternity and burns wards.“The hospital,” says Sub Lt Gez Tin, “was extremely well staffed with caring and attentive staff doing a tremendous job.”HMS Westminster is once more back on patrol in the Indian Ocean conducting counter-piracy operations and making the high seas safer for those going about their lawful business.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , April 13, 2012; Image: royalnavy Share this article View post tag: with View post tag: Kenyan View post tag: train Training & Education View post tag: Pirate-Busters Back to overview,Home naval-today HMS Westminster’s Pirate-Busters Train with Kenyan Counterparts View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Counterparts View post tag: Westminster’s View post tag: Navy
Flour prices seem set to rise – again! A formal announcement is due in the next few weeks but British Baker has gained advance knowledge that another price increase is imminent (pg 4).Before you feel like shouting “unjustified”, most bakers I have spoken to say the corresponding bread price rises earlier this summer have gone through. So they should. Consumers still pay less for good bread in this country than almost anywhere else in Europe. And it is worth noting that according to a new report from Warburtons (pg 6), sales of bread have risen 9.4% this year with brown, grains and seeded bread putting on the most sales.Allied Bakeries, “disappointing year” (pg 12) with Kingsmill and own label is tempered by the realistic assessment that things will probably not improve until after 2007, which leaves time for good planning rather than knee-jerk reaction.Certainly Britain’s second biggest retail chain Three Cooks needs to re-visit its whole formula of leasehold shops, which sell bought-in goods. Its strange quote last week that firms that ’both baked and ran shops were not viable’ has proved totally inappropriate. I wish it luck with its recovery plans (pg 4). I also suggest it looks at models that have both baked and run shops very successfully indeed! Yes, trading has been tough, even impossible for many. But there are hordes of examples of those who do it really well.Coffee shops, in my opinion, are now a bigger threat to craft bakers than fast food joints like McDonalds. Though where they may win on ambience a lot of them fall down on service. With this “feelings” orientated generation, it should provide an opportunity for craft sales staff to interact more, albeit briefly with customers, and be a vital part of training. When you buy something in Marks & Spencer now, they actually congratulate you on your own choice of purchase. That’s customer service!Elsewhere this week we look at flavours. Unifine offers everything from natural flavours and fruits to a tiramisu flavour made from 210 ingredients! And do read why student baker Lisa Glenton chose bakery as a profession. She loves it! If only more people out there got the message.