Bernanke says US needs to hire more

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888 hit by regulatory crackdown in UK

August 24, 2021 0 Comments

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 27th September 2018 | By contenteditor Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Operator reports fall of almost 20% in UK revenue, but overall profits are up “We have several exciting growth opportunities ahead and the board remains confident that the profit outlook for the full year will be in line with market expectations.”Analysts at Regulus Partners registered concern about the company’s decision to cut R&D and marketing costs by 4% and 3% respectively. “We remain concerned that 888 is losing market share in most geographies and that cutting marketing and R&D (especially) is a short-term answer at best,” Regulus analysts said.“In a generation of evolution, the online gambling sector has become significantly more complex and challenging from a regulatory, technology and competitive standpoint, presenting near structural challenges for the ‘grandfather’ of vertically integrated .com online casino.” Finance Topics: Finance Shares at 888 were down almost 9% this morning (Thursday) after the firm reported a slump in its UK performance. Group revenue was up 1% to $273.2m (£208.2m/€233.4m) in the six months to June 30, driven by increases across both its casino and sports divisions. Profit before tax was at $60.1m compared to a loss of $17.3m a year ago. However, in its core UK market revenue fell 18% to $86.5m, which it put down to revisions to its practices to “align with the stricter regulatory environment across the market”. It noted a crackdown on anti-money laundering processes and increasing customer due diligence and protection. Last August 888 was fined a record £7.8m by the Gambling Commission as a result of “serious failings” in its handling of vulnerable customers.The company said that so far during H2 the company’s average daily revenue overall is down 4% year-on-year, but 6% higher excluding the UK.In a statement, CEO Itai Frieberger (pictured) said: “We have been adapting the way that we operate for the long-term growth of our business by enhancing customer protection practices through innovation and automation as well as diversifying marketing investment into higher growth areas of the business, thereby reducing exposure to any one single market.“I am pleased to report that since the period end we have started to see positive trends in the UK on the back of the optimisation efforts implemented over the past 18 months.”888 cited a number of highlights during the first half, including the launch of its 888poker brand in Italy in January, as well as the launch of an interstate poker network in the US and the renewal of its deal with the Delaware Lottery, both in May. Since the end of the period, 888 has built on its presence in the US by rolling out its 888sport brand in New Jersey earlier this month. Frieberger cited the US as a key growth market for the company moving forward, highlighting “exciting” opportunities in the wake of the Supreme Court ruling on PASPA.“The repeal of PASPA in May was a very exciting development for 888 given our unique experience and established partnerships in the US market,” Frieberger said. “We have continued to invest in our US operations for long-term growth including extending our inter-state poker network across all three currently regulated states, significantly enhancing our casino product and, most recently, launching sports betting in New Jersey.” Speaking more broadly about 888’s performance in the first half, Frieberger said: “888 has continued to focus on enhancing compliance and customer protection, delivering growth in regulated markets and exciting product innovation. “We have maintained strong momentum in casino and sport particularly in continental European markets. Tags: Online Gambling 888 hit by regulatory crackdown in UKlast_img read more

Promotion and Development Ltd (PAD.mu) 2002 Annual Report

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first_imgPromotion and Development Ltd (PAD.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2002 annual report.For more information about Promotion and Development Ltd (PAD.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Promotion and Development Ltd (PAD.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Promotion and Development Ltd (PAD.mu)  2002 annual report.Company ProfilePromotion and Development Limited is a company based in Mauritius which deals in the shares investment, property development, and supply and provision of services associated with such activities in Mauritius. The company has property, shares, and security segments that it operates through. Promotion and Development Limited also rents properties and provides security and property protection services, as well as sells equipment. Promotion and Development Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Shumba Energy Limited (SHUMBA.bw) 2014 Annual Report

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first_imgShumba Energy Limited (SHUMBA.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2014 annual report.For more information about Shumba Energy Limited (SHUMBA.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Shumba Energy Limited (SHUMBA.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Shumba Energy Limited (SHUMBA.bw)  2014 annual report.Company ProfileShumba Energy is a coal mining and energy development company with extensive interests in advanced energy projects in Botswana, including 4.5 billion tonnes of coal for thermal energy and exports. Shumba Energy is ideally positioned to address the chronic power shortage in the SADC region and aims to supply energy to southern African countries in a sustainable and cost-effective manner. Shumba Energy is involved in major energy projects including: Morupule South Mine Project which produces export-quality coal for local and regional industrial users; Mabesekwa Power Plant which supplies electricity to South Africa; Sechaba Project which supplies electricity to Botswana and other southern African countries; the Solar Energy Project geared to build a scalable solar power plant; and Lethlakeng Underground Coal Gasification Project with a license to explore 1 000 square kilometres for coal resources.last_img read more

Cyber censorship in pictures

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Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says

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first_img Follow the news on Europe – Central Asia Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges respect for judicial independence in Serbia and Montenegro, where decisions by prosecutors general could prevent justice being rendered in emblematic cases involving two investigative journalists whose reporting has annoyed government officials. The judicial authorities must stand up to political pressure, RSF says. SerbiaMontenegroEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists CorruptionImpunityJudicial harassment Jovo Martinović and Milan Jovanović / RSF, Cenzolovka Organisation News June 8, 2021 Find out more RSF_en News SerbiaMontenegroEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists CorruptionImpunityJudicial harassment Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown to go furthercenter_img “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says June 7, 2021 – Updated on June 9, 2021 Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan News News In Serbia, the prosecutor who obtained the conviction of the instigator and perpetrators of a Molotov cocktail attack on Serbian investigative journalist Milan Jovanović’s home has been removed from the case, and this could prevent their conviction from being upheld on appeal.Serbia’s prosecutor general Zagorka Dolovac took prosecutor Predrag Milovanović off the case despite his success at the original trial. Growing concern that Jovanović, who investigates local corruption, will be denied justice is being reinforced by political pressure on the prosecutor’s office from Dragoljub Simonović, the former mayor of the Belgrade suburb of Grocka and alleged instigator of the 2018 attack.Simonović, who is running for Belgrade mayor and is a very influential member of President Aleksandar Vučić’s party, threatened Milovanović during a hearing, saying he “could no longer be prosecutor.”RSF wrote to the Serbian prosecutor general on 17 May voicing these concerns and asking her to reconsider this decision, but has so far received no reply. The prosecutor’s removal from the case was raised during a meeting of a working group on journalists’ safety that the government created. But this is little consolation as this working group has no more than consultative status and its credibility has been undermined by the recent resignations of the journalists represented on it.In Montenegro, a decision by prosecutor general Ivica Stanković has directly helped to perpetuate the baseless criminal proceedings against Jovo Martinović, a freelance journalist who has done a great deal of investigative reporting on criminal elements within the state.After Martinović was sentenced to a year in prison last March – in decision that RSF and 11 other press freedom NGOs denounced as judicial persecution – he asked Stanković to challenge the sentence’s legality, but Stanković declined. Martinović is now preparing to appeal against Stanković’s decision, continuing the legal battles in which he has been embroiled for years and which led to his imprisonment for 15 months in 2015-16 although he had not been convicted.“Decisions by prosecutors general have undermined the fight against judicial harassment of journalists in Montenegro and the fight against impunity for crimes of violence against journalists in Serbia,” said Pavol Szalai, the head of RSF’s European Union and Balkans desk.“We urge the prosecutors general and senior judicial authorities responsible for the cases of Jovo Martinović and Milan Jovanović in these two countries to demonstrate greater resistance to all political pressure. At these moments of deep uncertainty, we stand alongside these two journalists, whose investigative reporting is a source of inspiration in the Balkans and beyond.”Serbia and Montenegro are ranked 93rd and 104th respectively in RSF’s 2021 World Press Freedom Index. Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information June 4, 2021 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

US Senate Subcommittee looks at role of US companies in online censorship abroad

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first_imgNews Receive email alerts United StatesAmericas June 3, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Help by sharing this information NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say News News May 20, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 US Senate Subcommittee looks at role of US companies in online censorship abroad News to go further April 28, 2021 Find out more Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says Reporters Without Borders welcomed a new opportunity to work with US lawmakers to look into the crucial issue of US companies’ collaboration with Web censors.“We regret, however, that the companies singled out today, Cisco, Google and Yahoo!, didn’t take advantage of this hearing to announce concrete steps to improve the free flow of information online in Internet-restricted countries such as China” stated the international press freedom organization. “The same arguments were again heard, from statements of support for human rights to the belief their presence in those countries is having a positive effect. It can exist fairly only if these companies raise the bar higher than their local competitors regarding the flow of information and the respect of their users’ privacy. Their call for the government to intervene confirms the urgent need for the House to pass the Global Online Freedom Act, introduced by Representative Chris Smith (R – NJ), as well as a similar piece of legislation in the Senate.” Three US companies – Yahoo !, Google and Cisco – appeared today before a US Senate subcommittee hearing on “Global Internet Freedom”. They were questioned about their involvement in online censorship in repressive countries, either by allowing their software to filter news, modifying search results at the request of governments or threatening their users’ privacy rights. Organized by Senator Richard J. Durbin, the hearing was held by the senate judiciary committee’s subcommittee on human rights and the law. Representatives of Human Rights Watch and the Global gine” accessible in China. She explained Google has decided notto offer its gmail services within China for fear of being forced to compromise its users’ personal data. Ms Wong also pointed out that Google was the first to add a disclaimer notice on its search engine to warn its users that search results had been selected.Cisco Systems, which helped build the Internet infrastructure in China in 1998, was accused of assisting the authorities in setting its equipment to enable online filtering and surveillance. On the basis of information supplied by journalist Ethan Gutman, the company is also accused of selling highly sophisticated communications systems to the Chinese police. Cisco was singled out at today’s hearing after the Subcommittee was provided with a Cisco Power Point presentation that discussed Chinese Internet monitoring, and identified “Cisco Opportunities” for marketing their products to the Chinese government. However, Mark Chandler, Cisco’s Senior Vice President, repeated “Cisco does not customize, or develop specialized or unique filtering capabilities, in order to enable different regimes to block access to information. Cisco has not and does not design products to accommodate political censorship. The tools built into our products that enable site filtering are the same world over, whether, sold to governments, companies or network operators.” “The big Internet sector companies realize they cannot expose their clients to too many risks and therefore make an effort to be more transparent, but freedom of expression continues to be seriously threatened by their cooperation with the governments in repressive countries by blocking access to websites or content deemed to be ‘subversive’ although theselegal definitions are not always clear,” Reporters Without Borders said.“We proposed various courses of action to the committee so that US companies should accept the full extent of the responsibility they bear in accessing and disseminating news and information in these countries,” the organisation added.One of the Reporters Without Borders proposals called on US companies to stop locating servers in repressive countries so that they are no longer legally obliged to comply with requests by governments for information stored on those servers, and to help develop users’ empowerment tools to get around Internet censorship.The organization stressed the urgent need to pass legislation protecting American IT companies from being forced by repressive government to take part in their dissidents’ hunt.Reporters Without Borders released an updated list of the 13 “Internet Enemies” on 12 March. Read our statement Organisation Follow the news on United States WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists United StatesAmericas June 7, 2021 Find out more Related documents RSF’s statementPDF – 175.29 KB last_img read more

The Tompkins Center for History and Culture will open with a community celebration

May 25, 2021 0 Comments

first_img ITHACA, N.Y. – The Tompkins Center for History and Culture will officially open its doors this weekend with a community celebration and ribbon cutting ceremony. Performances, speakers and exhibits will highlight all 12 partner organizations housed in the new center, which is located in the former Tompkins Trust Company building at 110 N. Tioga St. on the Ithaca Commons.The event runs from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 10. It will kick off with a performance by The Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers at the Bernie Milton Pavilion followed by a 5:20 p.m. ribbon cutting at the center.“This grand opening will resurrect life into the former Tompkins Trust Company bank previously occupying the space. This new collaboration will creatively and collectively share the rich history, culture and artistic fabric of the community,” a press release reads.Related: New downtown attraction 200 years in the makingRepresentatives from local government, businesses and partner organizations will say a few words before visitors have a chance to explore the center’s three floors of gallery, exhibit and meeting spaces.A trio from the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra and an Ithaca College Music ensemble will perform in the Community Arts Partnership’s ArtSpace, part of a shared gallery and performance space on the first floor.Ithaca’s own Tommy plane, a World War I training biplane originally manufactured by the local Thomas-Morse Aircraft Corporation and meticulously restored by the Ithaca Aviation Heritage Foundation, will be on display in its new, permanent home. Your Arts & Culture news is made possible with support from: Devon Magliozzi Ithaca’s Tommy Plane took a centennial flight in September after years of restoration and will be a permanent exhibit at the Tompkins Center for History and Culture. (Photo by Devon Magliozzi/The Ithaca Voice) Ithaca’s Tommy Plane took a centennial flight in September after years of restoration and will be a permanent exhibit at the Tompkins Center for History and Culture. (Photo by Devon Magliozzi/The Ithaca Voice)The History Center in Tompkins County will open its galleries to the public, and the Downtown Visitor Center will welcome guests in its new location.Representatives from all partner organizations will be on hand to answer questions: Discover Cayuga Lake, The Discovery Trail, The Tompkins Chamber, Visit Ithaca, The Dorothy Cotton Institute, The Susan M. Christopherson Community Planning Center, The History Center in Tompkins County, Historic Ithaca, Wharton Studio Museum, Community Arts Partnership, Ithaca Aviation Heritage Foundation, and the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra.The first 1,000 guests will get a free copy of The Towns of Tompkins County, and author Jane Dieckmann will be present to sign books and answer questions.Exhibits in the Tompkins Center for History and Culture were developed in collaboration with Cayuga Nation leaders and academic collaborators.Festivities at the center will continue Saturday as The History Center hosts a panel highlighting the region’s indigenous cultures. “Our Indigenous Past and Our Gayogo̱hó:nǫ Present” will discuss two exhibits on display in the atrium, “Gayogo̱hó:nǫ; We Are Still Here” and “Indigenous People and Tompkins County: 13,000 Years and Counting,” as well as the stylized animation inside The History Center’s exhibit hall.The discussion will feature Debbie George on behalf of Sachem Sam George, Kurt Jordan, associate professor in Anthropology and American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program at Cornell University, and Joseph Karadin, creative director for Tessellate Studio.“It has been crucial in the development of The History Center’s new exhibits to anchor all timelines in the county’s indigenous beginnings before the arrival of Europeans,” a press release states.The panel will be held from 2 to 3:15 p.m. Saturday, May 11 and is free and open to all.Featured image: Exterior view of the new Tompkins Center for History and Culture. (Provided photo) Tagged: community arts partnership, Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers, events, the history center in tompkins county, tompkins center for history and culture Devon Magliozzi is a reporter for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at [email protected] or 607-391-0328. More by Devon Magliozzi last_img read more

People

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first_imgL’Oreal’s new HR director Nikki Rolfe has had plenty of time to indulge herlove of photography as she is something of a part-time explorer. She loves to travel and her most recent trip followed in the footsteps ofGhengis Khan – a fascinating trip between Pakistan and China via Kazakhstan. She joins the company from Whitbread and is hoping to have a positive impacton the firm’s people and the business itself. Joining L’Oreal is a dream move for Rolfe, as not only does she get to workin a fast-paced and flexible environment, she also gets to see some of herfavourite cosmetic brands first hand. “I was delighted to discover the company produces some of my favouritebrands. More and more I’ve become a big fan of the anti-wrinkle creams!”she says. With a degree in biochemistry and a graduate of the old Institute ofPersonnel Management, Rolfe is excited about taking up the new role. “I love the international dimension and the dynamic verbal culture ofthe company, both of which are new to me. The fast-paced culture here allows agreat deal of flexibility,” she says. One of her main duties will be to encourage diversity through theinternational career development programme and graduate recruitment scheme. She will even be able to toast the success in her new job, as she is also akeen winemaker. CV2001 HR director, L’Oreal (UK)1999 HR director, Whitbread1998 Senior manager, training and development, J Sainsbury1992 Total quality and business improvement manager, SavacentreOn the movePaul Croft is the new head of MitelNetworks’ Training Academy. He will be responsible for building a learning anddevelopment infrastructure that ensures the technical competency of its staff.Prior to taking up this post, he played a central role in setting up thecompany’s leadership programme. Prior to that he was European training managerfor Delco Electronics. The academy will work in partnership with employees tohelp satisfy career aspirations as well as providing the opportunity to developskills.Doug Taylor joins logisticsspecialists Tibbett & Britten as director of operations. His brief is tomanage and co-ordinate operations in France, Iberia, Benelux and Germany.Taylor has previously worked as a director for Hays Group and ChristianSalvesen. The Tibbett & Britten Group employs 33,000 people in 33 countriesand has revenues of over £1.5bn.William M Mercer has added FredMarchlewski to its UK executive team as head of HR consulting. He joins fromTowers Perrin, where he was head of people, performance and solutions. His newrole will focus primarily on developing and expanding the HR consultancy. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. PeopleOn 23 Oct 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Aerial dispersal and survival of sewage-derived faecal coliforms in Antarctica

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first_imgThis study demonstrates for the first time that faecalcoliform bacteria can survive airborne transfer in Antarctica, but are unlikely to survive for prolonged periods following deposition due to environmental stresses. The dispersal and survival of airborne faecalcoliform bacteria from the sewage outfall at Rothera Research Station (Adelaide Island, Antarctic Peninsula) was examined. Northerly winds created the potential for sewage aerosols to be blown the 150 m from the outfall to the research station. During moderate wind velocities (∼15 m s−1), faecalcoliform bacteria were detected up to 175 m downwind of the outfall amongst the station buildings. However, moderate doses of solar UV radiation (∼20 W m−2) were capable of reduced the number of viable wind-deposited bacteria by up to 99.9%, compared with periods of low solar UV radiation (∼1 W m−2). Further experiments showed that, within 1 h of deposition, desiccation stress and solar radiation independently reduced coliform viability by up to 99.8% and 99.98%, respectively. These results imply that airborne faecalcoliforms are unlikely to survive for prolonged periods following deposition or cause infection of local wildlife or human populations, though this may not be the case for more stress-resistant microorganisms.last_img read more