Norway’s NBO attacks TV ad ban plans

first_img News that the Norwegian government has moved to finally close the loophole allowing offshore operators to advertise in the country has been greeted with dismay by the trade association representing these companies, Norsk Bransjeforening for Onlinespill (NBO).However, NBO Secretary General Carl Fredrik Stenstrøm added, while it was disappointing, it was not surprising. He argued in favour of a shift to a more liberal regulator model as opposed to attempting to maintain a monopoly for gambling.“[It is] disappointing that the authorities do not recognise the development we see in other countries where a license model has been implemented – where accountability is at the centre,”  Stenstrøm said.It was announced late in February that the Norwegian government is to table amendments to the Broadcasting Act. This will allow the Norwegian Media Authority to order Norwegian TV distributors and internet providers to prevent marketing by offshore operators.Currently the Broadcasting Act’s jurisdiction only extends to TV stations in Norway, rather than those broadcasting into the country from other countries. For years unlicensed operators have used this to promote their products in the country, despite state-owned Norsk Tipping and Norsk Rikstoto being the country’s only licensed operators.Stenstrøm said rather than attempting to crack down on offshore activity, Norway should instead work towards developing a new regulatory model to regulate private operators.He pointed out that today only Norway and Finland maintained monopolies over gambling in the European Union.“If you are able to defend a monopoly, it is on the grounds of consumer protection,” he said. “According to [Norwegian regulator] Lotteri-og stiftelsestilsynet, there are 250,000 Norwegians using my members’ services outside Norway. We know there are more – but let’s say 250,000.“It [would] be much better to give these players good tools to be able to regulate their gambling through [a self-exclusion system].“In Sweden, 48,000 have already used this service after 12 months, a success for those who want to limit their gambling and a success for public health,” he said.However, a report by Olso Economics on behalf of the Norwegian Sports Federation and addiction treatment body ExtraStiftelsen Health and Rehabilitation warned against opening up the market to private operators.Published in August last year, the report claimed that this move could see players shift from the state-operated, low-risk lottery products to higher risk verticals such as online casino. Furthermore, it said, as activity moved from the state-owned sites to private operators, there could be a significant reduction in funding for good causes.NBO current counts Betsson, Kindred Group, Cherry’s ComeOn and Gaming Innovation Group as members. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 9th March 2020 | By contenteditor Email Address Norway’s NBO attacks TV ad ban plans Legal & compliance Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: Mobile Online Gambling News that the Norwegian government has moved to finally close the loophole allowing offshore operators to advertise in the country has been greeted with dismay by the trade association representing these companies, Norsk Bransjeforening for Onlinespill (NBO). Regions: Europe Nordics Norway Topics: Legal & compliance Marketing & affiliateslast_img read more

Ariston Holdings Limited ( 2019 Annual Report

first_imgAriston Holdings Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about Ariston Holdings Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Ariston Holdings Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Ariston Holdings Limited (  2019 annual report.Company ProfileAriston Holdings Limited is an agricultural enterprise operating in diverse markets that range from tea, macadamia nuts, horticulture and deciduous fruits to fish farming, beef cattle and poultry. Deciduous fruits include bananas, apples and peaches; while staple crops include potatoes, tomatoes, peas, maize and soya beans. Ariston Holdings Limited has a national footprint, with six strategic business units located in the northern and eastern regions of Zimbabwe. Southdown Estates consists of three tea estates with over 1 200 hectares allocated to tea plants, almost 60 hectares to bananas and over 450 hectares to macadamia trees. Claremont Estate concentrates on growing pome and stone fruit, passion fruit and potatoes; while Kent Estate focuses on horticultural crops, poultry and livestock. The company also packages and distributes blended tea for the domestic market. Its headquarters are in Msasa, Harare. Ariston Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Capita shares are up 30% in 1 month. Should I buy?

first_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Nadia Yaqub has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Capita shares are up 30% in 1 month. Should I buy? Image source: Getty Images. Enter Your Email Address Capita (LSE: CPI) shares have recently caught my eye. The FTSE 250 company is currently very cheap, with a P/E ratio of 4x, even after a 30% rise in just a month. But while Capita shares maybe a bargain, they come with considerable risk.Prior to the pandemic, the share price was hurt on the back of its rival Carillion’s collapse in 2018. The outsourcing sector has suffered since then and the Capita share price has struggled with it. A string of profit warnings have added to its woes and despite its recent rise, the share price is down 63% over 12 months.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…New CEO, Jonathan Lewis joined Capita in 2017 to turn around the company’s fortunes. But do I feel it has turned a corner under his leadership? Not yet! What does Capita do?I must admit that Capita can be a hard business to understand. I think the problem is that the company has its finger in so many pies that it’s really difficult to know what’s going on. In a nutshell, Capita is a consulting, digital services and software business. At least this is how it describes itself on its website. It’s also an outsourcing firm that operates both in the public and private sectors. It has six divisions and revenue from each business is relatively evenly distributed. While the business is somewhat complex to understand, at least it has diversified its revenue, although some might say it’s too diversified.StrategyWhen Lewis took over as CEO he concluded that Capita worked across too many markets and services. I agree with this point. In fact, I think it’s very difficult to maintain a competitive advantage in every business.Lewis also pointed out that Capita had relied too much on acquisitions to drive growth and had also seen weakness in the quality of new contracts. His strategy is very simple. It’s to simplify the portfolio of businesses, focus on higher-quality contracts and strengthen the balance sheet. But I think this is easier said than done.This means that there have been disposals of businesses and the proceeds have been used to strengthen Capita’s financial position. The funds will be used to reduce the large net debt position and pay down pension liabilities. I think it’s encouraging to see Capita reduce its leverage, but this will take some time to yield results.Recent eventsCapita has struggled during the pandemic. Revenue was not only hit by Covid-19 but also by 2019 contract losses. Yet the shares have risen on the recent flurry of positive news. It has signed a contract to deliver training services to the Royal Navy. Last month, Capita completed the sale of its Education Software Solutions business.It also recently confirmed media speculation that it’s looking to sell its AXELOS business. This is a joint venture with the UK Cabinet Office where Capita owns 51%.What next for Capita sharesThere are a few bright spots for the company. The disposing of assets means that the debt pile can be reduced faster. Capita has also focused on securing higher- contracts as evidenced recently with the Royal Navy. This could mean a brighter future for the firm. Yet I think it’s still early days and there’s no guarantee that the turnaround will be successful. For now, I’ll sit on the fence and monitor the shares. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Sharescenter_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Nadia Yaqub | Tuesday, 2nd March, 2021 | More on: CPI “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” See all posts by Nadia Yaqublast_img read more

Six Nations: Ireland – Five things we’ve learned.

first_imgLONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 22: Gordon D’Arcy of Ireland passes the ball during the RBS Six Nations match between England and Ireland at Twickenham Stadium on February 22, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by David Rogers – RFU/The RFU Collection via Getty Images) We all stand together: The Ireland squad are beaten but unbowed as they chase a first Six Nations title in five yearsBy Claire GlancyIreland have ability to alter their game planAGAINST WALES, Ireland played for territory and focused on pinning back the oversized Welsh wingers, unlike Saturday when they kept the ball in hand much more. The quality of the passing was crisp and at times they did create overlaps through clever loops but the option runners were too often mere decoy runners. In turn, this allowed the English defence to drift and nullify the attack before making space out wide. As Paul O’Connell opined afterwards they are still learning and adjusting to Schmidt’s new patterns of play and with time these are exactly the sort of technicalities Ireland will improve on. Rob Kearney was Ireland’s most dangerous broken field runner and looked to exploit the wide channels. His opposite number, Mike Brown, was exceptional and gobbled up Ireland’s poor kicking in open play. The cross field kick was perhaps,  over-used and at times Ireland gave away possession when they were pressing in dangerous areas of the pitch but there is much to work on.Get a grip: Ireland used the choke tackle effectivelyTo choke, or not to chokeThe effectiveness of the choke tackle has long been a major talking point in Irish performances and England struggled to gain real momentum because of Ireland’s ability to turn the contact area into a maul. That’s not to say it was executed perfectly because on occasions it did result in infringements because the first tackler went high but it also lead to half a dozen turnovers at crucial times – Ireland won eleven turnovers compared to England’s eight.Set-piece is one of the best in the world LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Ireland were in total control for many of the set-piece exchanges. Not only did they win all of their line outs but they stole four scrums against the head which at elite level is almost totallly unheard of. Graham Rowntree’s lack of emotion on the final whistle speaks volumes. Under the new laws, hookers are finally back to ‘hooking’ which some of the younger generation have never actually had to do. Hartley wasn’t striking the ball because of the pressure he was under which meant that the English backs rarely got front foot clean ball from scrum time. Healy was getting Wilson to turn in and the power coming through the pack was putting England under real pressure to get the ball out. Given Ireland’s powerful catch and drive, it was surprising not to see this used more. A change of tactics might have been to keep England guessing and left more room in the midfield but conversely when the Irish pack did maul it, they won a penalty. Slick handling: The Irish passing was crisp on the dayFine margins make all the differenceThere were a few key moments in this match and depending on which side you’re on (or had the score been reversed) any number of them could have been said to have been the ‘game changer.’  Murray and Trimble’s try saving tackle on Jonny May early on; O’Connell’s ‘block’ on Launchbury that cleared the path for Kearney’s try; or Sexton’s restart that went sailing into touch.  Unfortunately the latter rattled Ireland and a couple of phases after the resulting scrum, Danny Care ran in under the posts. Sexton had a mixed afternoon and certainly wasn’t as dominant as he was against Wales and Scotland. The game was an enthralling physical battle between two well-coached sides but small margins make all the difference at this level as Schmidt pointed out at the after-match press conference. Ireland two weeks ago were nearly picture perfect, but a few lapses of concentration or poor skill execution probably cost them victory. I probably wrote something similar vein after a certain match in the autumn…but we don’t like to mention THAT match in Ireland!  All will be forgotten if the Championship is won in ParisDreams of a Schmidt Slam in his first Six Nations have evaporated but Ireland still look down on the chasing pack  with a comfortable points difference (+42) and despite a knock-back, are developing with each performance.  Although it’s disappointing to lose by such a narrow margin at Twickenham, it doesn’t do any harm to lessen the expectation on the new coach and his players. At times Ireland had England under severe pressure as the ten minutes either side of half time showed. Their rucking is superb and the speed of the recycling is as good as any around the world. England were the ones who gave away cheap penalties for ill discipline, such as the Farrell and Nowell’s pushes. From the Ireland management and players, there will be no dwelling on this match with a Championship to win according to Schmidt. Despite that historical defeat in Rome last year, playing Italy next at home is the fixture Ireland would hand pick right given the choice.last_img read more

Nominet Trust awards £400,000 investment to social tech ventures

first_img Tagged with: Funding social Technology  142 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis17 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 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis17 Nominet Trust awards £400,000 investment to social tech ventures  141 total views,  3 views today Melanie May | 30 September 2016 | News Applications for the seventh round of the Social Tech Seed programme can be submitted at: by 25th October. The programme provides grant funding, typically between £15,000 and £50,000 for a project of 9-12 months duration, a support package including mentoring, marketing & comms advice and networking opportunities, and access to a discretionary fund of up to £5,000 should the project need access to specific expertise to support early-stage development. Nominet Trust has awarded investment to nine social tech ventures in the sixth edition of its Social Tech Seed funding programme, with applications for the next round open until 25th October.The Trust is investing over £400,000 in the ventures, a range of online and digital innovations being developed in the UK that will benefit a variety of people from those with physical and mental health issues, to others dealing with isolation and learning difficulties.Successful ventures:Open Bionics: uses 3D body scanning and printing technology to create affordable lightweight bionic hands designed to help children adjust to limb loss and feel more positive about their differences.MIRROR, a new app from Emteq: harnesses the same smart technology used in films and games to measure facial movements and aims to help people in the UK with facial paralysis.Ami, from Oxford Computer Consultants: a new online matching platform to combat loneliness and isolation in local communities, particularly among older people, by linking them to neighbours.Marmo Health, created by MyOwnTeam: a chat based app to help people with chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, to follow their treatment and medication regimes.NOW Group’s JAM smartphone app: gives people with additional needs or learning disabilities a discreet way to signal that they need extra time to access services.OgenBlik Ltd: uses haptic technology to support the one in six adults in the UK who suffer from an anxiety disorder.Wonky Star Night Zookeeper: an educational online platform using online auto-assessment to identify children whose writing shows signs of dyslexia.Zephx Ltd’s Zephbot: an interactive app to help children with Cystic Fibrosis complete their physiotherapy and breathing exercises correctly.The organisations will use the funding to develop their products and services further and demonstrate their social, user and financial value.Vicki Hearn, director of Nominet Trust, said:“The interest this round of Social Tech Seed generated demonstrates the role that Nominet Trust fulfils in providing early stage grant funding to entrepreneurial organisations in the tech for good sector. We’re really looking forward to working with this cohort to support their growth and the social impact they can deliver.” Advertisementlast_img read more

DuPont Pioneer Agronomy Update 5/9/16

first_img DuPont Pioneer Agronomy Update 5/9/16Farmers in NW Indiana got a lot of planting done over the weekend, but a week of cooler temperatures may keep the crop from emerging. Statewide, Indiana has 38% of the corn planted; but David Cosgray, with DuPont Pioneer, says the percentage is higher in NW Indiana because of a weekend filled with activity, “I think in this area we have close to 70% of the corn planted and around 30% of the soybeans planted.”  A weekend of good field working conditions covered the northern part of the state; but rain, hail, and cool temperatures limited fieldwork in central Indiana. DuPont Pioneer Agronomy Update 5/9/16 While some areas of Central Indiana have very little planted, Cosgray says it is still too early to consider changing hybrids. “Growers with 114 day hybrids, I would still go ahead and plant them up until about the 26th of May,” he stated. SHARE Home News Feed DuPont Pioneer Agronomy Update 5/9/16 By Gary Truitt – May 9, 2016 Facebook Twitter Listen to the complete interview on the crops section on HAT’s website and agronomy tab on HAT’s app. Previous articleCold, Rain, Hail, Keep Indiana Planting Pace SlowNext articleSearching for Ag Data’s ROI Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter SHARElast_img read more

Residents hail ‘landmark’ win

first_imgWhatsApp Previous articleBrian crosses over to the big screenNext articleMore Job losses as Heiton Buckley shuts down admin Linkedin Advertisement NewsLocal NewsResidents hail ‘landmark’ winBy admin – January 27, 2011 806 Twittercenter_img Email Court rules against Ballinacurra bus laneIN what is hailed as “a landmark case,” the President of the High Court, Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns, this Wednesday, found in favour of the residents of Balilnacurra against Limerick City Council’s roll-out of bus lanes on Ballinacurra Road/O’Connell Avenue.The decision could have serious implications for the rest of the country.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Following protracted debate, the introduction of bus lanes on Ballinacurra Road and part of O’Connell Avenue was approved by vote, although it was considered that this could be overthrown by the city manager.The residents proceeded to seek a declaration that Limerick City Council was acting unlawfully in not using the Public Consultation Part 8 procedure, as provided for in the Planning and Development Regulations.The Limerick Post was notified of the High Court ruling  before going to press on Wednesday and when contacted, the city manager’s office replied:“In the case of the judicial review proceedings brought by Kevin Hoare, Kevin Donnelly and Barry Donnelly against Limerick City Council, heard before Mr. Justice Nicholas Kearns on  December 14, Mr Justice Kearns  upheld the appellants case.  The Judge has adjourned the matter to February 2, to hear submissions before finalising the order of the Court.“Limerick City Council has no comment pending review of the judgment and consideration of the final order of the Court”.However, Cllr Pat Kennedy, who had been to the forefront in bringing the objections of the residents to City Hall, said he is very pleased with the outcome.“I have been against the roll out of bus corridors in this area for a number of justifiable reasons.  I believe the High Court found for the residents under every heading”.At this week’s meeting of the city council, a notice of motion submitted by Cllr Kennedy, called on City Hall to remove from its City Development Plan, any proposal to provide bus corridors on Ballinacurra Road/O’Connell Avenue. The motion cited six reasons for rejecting the bus corridors from the area, and was signed by all nine of the Fine Gael councillors, including Mayor Maria Byrne.Commenting on the High Court judgment, Cllr Michael Hourigan said the outcome will have “huge implications for Limerick city and the rest of the country.“Up to now the city and county managers could overrule the councillors on issues such as this, but with this High Court ruling, a precedent has been set  – this is a landmark case”. Print Facebooklast_img read more

Donegal may benefit from new investment fund

first_img Google+ 450 jobs are expected to be created across Ireland as a 70 million dollar transatlantic investment fund is announced.Smart-Invest will provide funding for Irish companies to expand into the U.S, and for U.S companies to establish bases here in Ireland.30 technology-led companies will be supported, with counties Louth, Donegal, Meath, Roscommon and Antrim highlighted as key areas for investment.Gerry Moan, CEO of SmartInvest explains how the fund works……..Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. By News Highland – October 6, 2014 Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Donegal may benefit from new investment fund Facebook NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Google+ Twittercenter_img Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson WhatsApp Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest News Previous articleAppeal after reports of attempted child abduction in DerryNext articleMan due in court on rape charge following Derry attack News Highland Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector publishedlast_img read more

Scoreboard roundup — 3/30/18

first_img Beau Lund March 31, 2018 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 3/30/18 Written bycenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Friday’s sports events:INTERLEAGUEPittsburgh 13, Detroit 10, 13 InningsAMERICAN LEAGUEN.Y. Yankees 4, Toronto 2Boston 1, Tampa Bay 0Texas 5, Houston 1L.A. Angels 2, Oakland 1 NATIONAL LEAGUEWashington 2, Cincinnati 0Miami 2, Chicago Cubs 1, 17 InningsPhiladelphia 5, Atlanta 4, 11 InningsArizona 9, Colorado 8Milwaukee 8, San Diego 6San Francisco 1, L.A. Dodgers 0NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONChicago 90, Orlando 82Philadelphia 101, Atlanta 91Denver 126, Oklahoma City 125Houston 104, Phoenix 103Cleveland 107, New Orleans 102Minnesota 93, Dallas 92Utah 107, Memphis 97Portland 105, L.A. Clippers 96Milwaukee 124, L.A. Lakers 122NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUECarolina 4, Washington 1Toronto 5, N.Y. Islanders 4Tampa Bay 7, N.Y. Rangers 3Colorado 5, Chicago 0Anaheim 2, L.A. Kings 1Vegas 4, St. Louis 3Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Oluyitan leads balanced Southern Utah rout of Idaho, 73-45

first_img Written by Associated Press January 27, 2020 /Sports News – Local Oluyitan leads balanced Southern Utah rout of Idaho, 73-45 Tags: Big Sky/Camero Oluyitan/SUU Thunderbirds Basketball FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCameron Oluyitan scored 15 points and led four players into double figure scoring as Southern Utah walloped Idaho, 73-45 in a Big Sky Conference battle.The Thunderbirds built a 19-point lead by intermission and padded it in the second half.last_img read more