AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: US Kentucky 16th October 2018 | By contenteditor Topics: Legal & compliance Sports betting Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address Kentucky lawmakers have met with various gaming stakeholders to discuss the legalisation of sports betting next year, with plans to establish competitive tax rates and mobile wagering services. The state is now able to legalise sports betting follow the repeal of PASPA earlier this year and a bill to regulate such activities has already been put forward. In September, Representative Dennis Keane filed BR-15 that would require the Kentucky Lottery Corporation (KLC) to establish and regulate a reports wagering system. However, it remains unclear as to whether the KLC will lead sports betting in the state, or if this will be passed to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. The Interim Committee on Licensing, Occupations, and Administrative Regulations has now met to discuss this and other key points regarding a potential move to legalise sports betting.Brendan Bussman, director of government affairs at Global Market Advisors, was in attendance at the meeting and, according to Legal Sports Report, called for the state to consider competitive tax rates, integrity monitoring systems and strong regulations as part of any legislation. Bussman also urged Kentucky to include allowances for mobile wagering, as this can help boost non-gaming revenue and land-based sites in the state and also make it more convenient for citizens to bet. Meanwhile, those in attendance discussed the idea of including an integrity fee in legislation. Several major sports leagues in the US are keen to capture some of the revenue from sports betting through this fee, with various lobbyists having visited Kentucky to discuss such matters. None of the states that legalised sports betting since the repeal of PASPA have included an integrity fee in their laws and while Keane’s bill did not make reference to such a fee, but Senator Morgan McGarvey said it could be beneficial to both the leagues and Kentucky. He said: “I think it shows Kentucky is serious about passing sports betting. They wouldn’t be spending the money on all of these lobbyists if we didn’t have a chance at passing a bill. “I’ve already met with one of the lobbyists from the PGA. It’s good to get their opinions, it’s good to get their thoughts on this because they have dealt with it in other states and in other countries.” McGarvey added: “One thing that makes sports betting unique here is that we don’t have any professional sports teams. When the leagues come calling on us, we are willing to meet with them, we want to hear what they have to say. “My goal is pretty simple: the Supreme Court made this legal, (so) let’s not have Kentucky the last state to do something.”Image: Tom Lianza Tags: Mobile State lawmakers keen on competitive tax rates and mobile wagering Legal & compliance Kentucky could legalise sports betting in 2019
Star Entertainment Group has announced it will relax certain novel coronavirus (Covid-19) restrictions at its Star Sydney property from today (1 July), while the Australian operator also confirmed it will reopen some facilities at its Star Gold Coast and Treasury Brisbane venues later this week. Regions: Oceania Australia AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Casino & games Strategy Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Star Entertainment Group has announced it will relax certain novel coronavirus (Covid-19) restrictions at its Star Sydney property from today (1 July), while the Australian operator also confirmed it will reopen some facilities at its Star Gold Coast and Treasury Brisbane venues later this week.Star Sydney reopened on a restricted basis from 1 June, with visitation restricted to loyalty club members and their guests by invitation. This was later increased to a maximum 900 invitation-only guests at any one time on 19 June.However, due to the New South Wales (NSW) government easing some of its Covid-19 measures, this has allowed Star to increase capacity to up to 5,000 patrons at any one time at Star Sydney.Loyalty club members and the general public will now be permitted to enter the casino, but, in line with NSW government requirements, at least one member of a group of guests will be required to provide their details upon entry.Social distancing measures will remain in place at all gambling positions, but all electronic gaming machines and table gaming positions may be operational.Since reopening at the start of June, Star said average spend per visit for patrons who visited during the month was materially higher than in the first half of its 2020 financial year. Star also said that the performance was consistent with expectations, despite being below normal levels given operating restrictions.Meanwhile, Star will reopen the main gaming floor and private gaming rooms at both its Star Gold Coast and Treasury Brisbane from 3 July, after the Queensland government eased certain Covid-19 restrictions.Up to 2,600 people will be permitted within the casino gaming area at the Star Gold Coast, while 2,300 patrons will be allowed on the floor at the Treasury Brisbane property.As with Star Sydney, social distancing measures will be in place, with its Covid-Safe plan currently in the process of being approved by the Queensland chief health officer.“The health and well-being of our customers and staff remain paramount as we move to this next stage of reopening our properties,” Star’s managing director and chief executive, Matt Bekier, said.“The conservative approach in managing the reopening of The Star Sydney in June 2020 provides us with further confidence in our operating and safety procedures.“This next stage enables us to welcome back an additional approximately 3,000 employees, as well as a large number of our members and guests to safe and entertaining environments.” 1st July 2020 | By contenteditor Star Entertainment eases Covid-19 restrictions at casinos Email Address Casino & games
Union Bank of Nigeria Plc (UBN.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the half year.For more information about Union Bank of Nigeria Plc (UBN.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Union Bank of Nigeria Plc (UBN.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Union Bank of Nigeria Plc (UBN.ng) 2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileUnion Bank of Nigeria Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria providing banking products and services for individuals, small and medium-sized enterprises and corporations. The company also has business interests in the United Kingdom. The company provides a full-service offering ranging from transactional accounts, savings accounts and fixed deposits to personal and corporate loans, overdrafts and online and mobile banking services. Union Bank of Nigeria Plc also offers credit solutions which includes asset finance, corporate lending, debit capital finance, supplier finance, working capital finance and project finance as well as investment management services and trade finance solutions. The latter includes import and export letters of credit, bonds and guarantees and import and export bills of collection. Union Bank of Nigeria Plc offers treasury solutions, money market instruments, debt market services, cash management services and fixed term deposits. Founded in 2017, the company is a subsidiary of Union Global Partners Limited. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Union Bank of Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
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17 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Scottish Charity Awards 2011 open for entries Tagged with: Awards Scotland AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 3 March 2011 | News The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations is inviting entries from charities, community groups and dedicated local champions to this year’s Scottish Charity Awards.The Awards are now in their fifth year, and aim to celebrate the best of Scotland’s local organisations. They are open to any charity, voluntary organisation, community group or individual charity volunteer or staff member. Public and private sector bodies can also enter through the partnership award.This year the categories are:* Charity of the Year* Campaign of the Year* Partnership Award* Community Action Award* Charity Champion AwardThe deadline for entries is 8 April 2011. The winners will be announced on 16 June 2001.www.scvo.org.uk/scottishcharityawards 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.
Help by sharing this information to go further Mongolia : RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom VietnamGermanyAsia – PacificEurope – Central Asia Online freedoms InternetCitizen-journalistsFreedom of expressionExiled media The most recent case to come to light is that of Trung Khoa Le, a journalist living in Germany whose Facebook account was blocked, preventing him from posting a video in Germany which was critical of the Vietnamese government. Facebook later admitted that it had been the victim of a “malicious attack” and announced improvements. Research has revealed that Trung Khoa Le’s case was not an isolated incident. RSF Germany has presented Facebook with 23 similar cases, including that of the Vietnamese blogger Bui Thanh Hieu.“Our research shows that the Vietnamese government is apparently using digital space to suppress critical voices outside the country as well,” said RSF Germany’s Executive Director Christian Mihr. “Those responsible must end these attacks and respect press freedom.”Mihr added: “For many journalists Facebook offers the chance to report freely, but apparently the company is unable to prevent this censorship-like abuse. Democratic oversight of the company is needed to effectively strengthen the rights of users.”“Malicious attack”The cases of blocked content came to light after Trung Khoa Le turned to RSF Germany for help in mid-November and made his case public. Le runs the bilingual news site thoibao.de, which he says gets 2.7 clicks per month and reports on Vietnamese politics. Le was denounced as a “traitor” online and received death threats after he researched a critical piece on the alleged kidnapping of Vietnamese businessman Trinh Xuan Thanh in Berlin. On the evening of 8 November Le announced that the next day he would post a video of an interview with the Vietnamese blogger Nguyen Van Dai on Thoibao.de’s Facebook page. Dai had been invited to a meeting of the human rights committee in the German Bundestag.Shortly afterwards Le received an email from Facebook informing him that his account would be blocked due to violations of the Community Standards. He used Facebook’s appeal mechanism to try to prevent the block, but it wasn’t until several days later that Facebook, under pressure from RSF and other activists, finally announced that the journalist had been the victim of a “malicious attack” and unblocked his account. According to Facebook unknown persons had made Le the administrator of a page containing gross violations of its Community Standards without his consent. The social network did not give any details or provide any information about the presumed attackers. However, the methods and expert tactics used point to a political background.One of the reasons Facebook is so popular in many countries with limited press freedom is that it is very difficult to censor content on the platform with purely technological means. The only option open to governments is to completely block Facebook – but most are reluctant to go that far. It is, however, possible to report users for violations of the “Community Standards” and thus have content or users blocked from the platform with Facebook’s help.“Violations of Community Standards”As soon as Trung Khoa Le was able to access his account again he launched an appeal on his Facebook page asking users to report similar incidents and provide evidence in the form of screenshots. Within just a few days he received 23 reports of similar incidents from persons inside and outside Vietnam who had posted political comments on Facebook. RSF examined these cases and forwarded them to Facebook on 27 November. In some cases, Facebook had deleted individual posts, in others it had blocked users entirely for days or months. In each case it had justified its actions by pointing to “violations of its Community Standards”.Bui Thanh Hieu, a Vietnamese blogger and writer who lives in Germany, is also among those affected. His blog is one of the most popular in Vietnam and is disseminated for the most part via Facebook. His Facebook page had more than 160,000 followers. Since January of this year Bui Thanh Hieu has repeatedly been blocked due to alleged copyright infringements. The attackers’ strategy was apparently to copy Hieu’s own images, upload them onto their pages and then report him to Facebook for not owning the copyrights for the images – even though exactly the opposite was the case. On 2 October Facebook finally banned Bui Thanh Hieu from the network altogether as a “repeat offender”. RSF has the corresponding email.Facebook’s lack of explanationAsked about the case of Trung Khoa Le, Facebook explained that it had taken immediate measures to ensure that it was no longer possible to add persons to pages or groups on Facebook without their prior consent. It said that the case of Trung Khoa Le had not been key in this decision but there had been other cases outside Vietnam that prompted it to take action. Commenting on the other 23 Vietnamese cases, a spokesperson for Facebook said that some of them had been victims of the same “malicious behavior”, and that the platform was in the process of unblocking their accounts. Facebook gave no explanation as to why the other bloggers and critics who were not victims of this particular method had been blocked, however.With at least 26 media workers in prison, Vietnam is among the states with the highest number of journalists behind bars because of their work. It is ranked 175th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. Follow the news on Asia – Pacific Facebook is being systematically abused to censor Vietnamese bloggers living in exile. According to the information available to Reporters Without Borders (RSF) in the last few months the social network has repeatedly deleted posts and also blocked the accounts of such individuals due to alleged violations of its “Community Standards”. News Organisation June 2, 2021 Find out more December 21, 2018 Vietnam: How Facebook is being abused to silence critics in Germany June 7, 2021 Find out more News The cases of blocked content came to light after Trung Khoa Le turned to RSF Germany for help in mid-November (photo: phanba.wordpress.com). News Receive email alerts VietnamGermanyAsia – PacificEurope – Central Asia Online freedoms InternetCitizen-journalistsFreedom of expressionExiled media Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists News China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison RSF_en June 2, 2021 Find out more
Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives Follow the news on Jordan News JordanMiddle East – North Africa June 15, 2020 Find out more JordanMiddle East – North Africa Organisation News News Jordan bans coverage of teachers’ protests RSF_en Help by sharing this information August 12, 2020 Find out more Two Jordanian TV journalists arrested after broadcasting criticism of lockdown to go further Reporters Without Borders is outraged by the two-year prison sentence imposed by a state security court on 9 October on former parliamentarian Ahmad Oweidi Abbadi, for “attacking the state’s prestige and reputation” by criticising government corruption on his party’s website.“Jordan is a country where there is absolutely no respect for the right to inform and be informed when someone wants to express opposition to the monarchy or criticise the regime’s leading players,” the press freedom organisation said. “We are particularly worried by the fact that more and more journalists are being prosecuted.”A member of parliament from 1989 to 1993 and from 1997 to 2001, and head of the Jordan National Movement, a party that is not recognised by the government, Abbadi posted articles on his party’s website (www.jordannationalmovement.org) that were very critical of the government and corruption in ruling circles. The court also took issue with his email correspondence with the US government.A defamation action was brought against him in May by interior minister Eid Al-Fayez after he posted an open letter to US senator Harry Reid on the Internet accusing the minister and other government members of corruption.Aged 62, Abbadi was arrested on 3 May and placed in Amman’s Jwaideh prison. The trial that ended on 9 October lasted more than two months. Abbadi now has 40 days in which to appeal.The United States regards Jordan as one of its leading Middle East allies and portrays it as a model of democratic reform, but its media are kept under close surveillance and media licences are rarely granted. The first privately-owned television station, ATV, was given a licence two years ago but it still has not been allowed to begin broadcasting. Receive email alerts News October 11, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Ex-legislator gets two years in prison for online criticism of government corruption April 14, 2020 Find out more
Homepage BannerNews Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published By News Highland – November 7, 2014 LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Pinterest Pinterest The rail lobby group Into The West is calling for part of the administration of Northern Ireland Railways to be moved to Derry.Spokesperson Eamon Mc Cann says until the section from Derry to Coleraine is upgraded to two lines, the potential of the Derry Belfast route will not be realised.This week, it emerged that Translink significantly underestimated how much the promised upgrade of the line would cost. leading Into The West to call for a new focus on the issue.Eamon Mc Cann says as long as decisions are coming from Translink HQ in Belfast, there won’t be a proper focus on the issue…………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/eamonmccannrailjobs.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Twitter Google+ Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme Facebook GAA decision not sitting well with Donegal – Mick McGrath WhatsApp Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Previous articleMel B interested in women ‘for a few years’Next articleDail told there is confusion in Donegal about water charges News Highland Twitter Into the West says some NIR admin jobs should be moved to Derry WhatsApp
LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Google+ Facebook 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp 11 Irish fishermen, the bulk of them based in Donegal and members of the Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation, have won a second case against an EU commission decision not to grant them extra tonnage on the basis of money they spent on safety measures in 2001.KFO Chief Executive Sean O’Donaghue says the work was done in the expectation of extra safety tonnage being granted, and when that was refused, the fishermen had to buy the tonnage at a significant cost.They won an initial case in 2006, and now, their case has concluded, with the European Court ruling that the rejection of their tonnage applications was wrong.Mr O’Donaghue says they will now sit down with the EU commission to discuss how the vessel owners are to be compensated…………..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/kfosafetytonnage.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Twitter Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also News Previous articleCalls for council to review how it allocates Housing Adaptation GrantsNext articlePeter Hutton named as new Derry City Manager News Highland By News Highland – May 14, 2014 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR KFO expects significant compensation payments after 11 vessel owners win safety tonnage appeal WhatsApp Google+ Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Pinterest Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme