26 Sep

PLEASE EXPLAIN: UN wants Haitian authorities to explain legislative council election results

first_img 15 Views   no discussions Share Share NewsRegional PLEASE EXPLAIN: UN wants Haitian authorities to explain legislative council election results by: – May 13, 2011 Tweetcenter_img Sharing is caring! Share PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, CMC – The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) has called on the country’s electoral authorities to explain “as soon as possible” why their results from three districts in recent legislative elections do not match the figures of local and international observers.In a statement, MINUSTAH said it took note of the final results announced on Tuesday by the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) in the 18 districts where the original results were contested.The Council set up a special office to re-tabulate and verify the results in those cases, in cooperation with observers from Haiti’s National Human Rights Defence Network (RNDDH), the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).The OAS/CARICOM Mission (JEOM) has also said it has taken “note” of the release of the results but expressed concerns over the procedures adopted in arriving at the results.MINUSTAH noted that in 15 of the 18 cases, the office’s results matched those of the observers, but not in the cases of the districts of Jacmel, Belladère and Vallières/Carice/Mobin-Crochu.“In the interests of transparency and in order to legitimize these results, MINUSTAH calls on the CEP to post as soon as possible the decisions of its special office and to explain to all concerned parties, including the candidates, the reasoning that led to these decisions.”MINUSTAH also called on Haitians to refrain from violence during the post-election phase and to work together to reconstruct the country, still reeling from last year’s catastrophic earthquake.President-elect Michel Martelly is scheduled to be inaugurated on Saturday after he won the run-off round of polls earlier this year and he spoke by telephone this week with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.A high-level UN delegation, led by Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro, will attend the inauguration.CARICOM Chairman and Grenada’s Prime Minister Tillman Thomas is expected to lead a delegation to the inauguration.last_img read more

30 Aug

UKGC warns licensees on FTP age verification requirements

first_imgShare Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 Submit Issuing an industry update, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has moved to clarify its position on free-to-play (FTP) games being promoted through affiliate marketing verticals.The commission is aware that licensed operators have benefited from industry advertising models, in which affiliate marketing partners have offered FTP versions of real money games as a method of engaging audiences.The UKGC reminds UK licensed operators that new ‘Licence Conditions and Codes of Practices (LCCP)’ requirements demand that all users are age verified before they interact with gambling content.In its update, the commission points to LCCP provision 1.1.2, which states that licensees are ‘responsible for third parties’ with whom they may engage in business-related activities such as marketing of gambling services.As a result, licensees must ensure the new LCCP provisions on FTP games are applied to gambling affiliates they employ, meaning advertising methods may need to be amended.The regulator points to the line that requires the third party to “conduct themselves in so far as they carry out activities on behalf of the licensee as if they were bound by the same licence conditions and subject to the same codes of practice as the licensee”.The new requirements do not apply to forms of marketing such as screenshots or videos of games, which can be used by advertising partners as the inventory requires no interaction with its audience.Furthermore, age verification provisions will not be required on B2B suppliers offering demo versions in order to sell them to commercial third parties, rather than consumers.Concluding its reminder, the UKGC stated: “You should take steps immediately to ensure that your free-to-play games cannot be accessed by children and young people via affiliate’s websites.” UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon UKGC hails ‘delivered efficiencies’ of its revamped licence maintenance service  August 20, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

26 Dec

Watford win shows just how confident we are, says Liverpool defender

first_img Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January The Reds ended up comfortable winners but were made to work for it This was Alexander-Arnold’s second Premier League goal Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card 4 no dice huge blow Trent Alexander-Arnold cited Liverpool’s sky-high confidence as the main reason behind their ruthless victory at Watford on Saturday.The right-back scored a wonderful free-kick as the Reds ran out 3-0 winners – keeping them in touch with Premier League leaders Manchester City, who beat West Ham 4-0. “Before the game me, Hendo (Henderson), Millie (James Milner), everyone was joking about who would take it (his free kick),” Alexander-Arnold added.“I think Hendo wants one so he stepped up with the ball in his hand. Then he passed it to me because the gaffer said before the game that me and Shaq (Xherdan Shaqiri) would be on them.“So that’s why when you look back at it, me and Hendo had a little moment together when we celebrated as a bit of a joke.“It’s always good to be able to score and contribute to a win; we were happy to get the win first and foremost.” 4 tense Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? “We are not going to concede that many goals – and the forwards can score the goals. As long as we keep that belief then I’m sure we will keep getting these types of results.“In the first half we found it quite tough but we managed to keep them out and we knew if we kept going we would get a good chance at goal ourselves. That came in the second half and the later it went on, the better it was for us to break them down.”Salah opened the scoring from close range after 67 minutes but only after Watford were denied a penalty when Andy Robertson felled Will Hughes in the box.Alexander-Arnold doubled the lead before Firmino headed in with a minute left. Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars gameday cracker center_img shining 4 Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City deals The youngster said Jurgen Klopp put him and Xherdan Shaqiri on free-kick duty Watford were unfortunate not be awarded a penalty when the scores were level Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury REVEALED Liverpool player ratings for win over WatfordWatford sit ninth in the table and are winless in three games but boss Javi Gracia remains unconcerned.He said: “I feel in all the games we have played so far we have competed well and in the last two games there were some decisions that made us feel a little bit unlucky.“If we keep the same attitude and way of work every day I don’t have any doubt we will be able to win.” Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT REVEALED 4 Latest Premier League News Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino also netted in the second-half to extend Liverpool’s unbeaten start in the league to 13 games.Reds skipper Jordan Henderson was dismissed before Firmino’s third and will now miss next week’s Merseyside derby.Liverpool are on 33 points – a Premier League record for the club at this stage of the season and have conceded just five goals.“That’s just the confidence that we have got at the minute,” the England right-back told the club website.last_img read more