“We have a responsibility to protect vulnerable consumers from illegal gambling, but also to protect the [licensed companies] in the gambling market from unfair competition,” Shekarabi said. “Increased efforts are needed to exclude illegal gambling from the Swedish gambling market. Sweden’s Minster for Social Security Ardalan Shekarabi has launched a new inquiry that will explore ways to strengthen efforts to stamp out illegal gambling and match-fixing in the market. “We are now also intensifying the work against match-fixing and organised crime,” he added. The inquiry has therefore been welcomed by operator association Branschföreningen för Onlinespel (BOS), a frequent critic of the government’s gambling policy. Regulation Swedish government launches illegal gambling inquiry Gunnar Larsson, director general of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce, has been tasked with leading the inquiry, which aims to identify obstacles to effective enforcement against offshore operators, and to propose solutions to improve controls. Its work will be informed by the country’s gambling regulator Spelinspektionen’s experience, namely difficulties with securing payment blocks to the offshore sites. The inquiry will also assess efforts taken by the authorities to date. Tags: Spelinspektionen Ardalan Shekarabi As a result Larsson must also look at new ways for the Swedish authorities to step up anti match-fixing efforts, and assess current efforts by both Spelinspektionen and the regulator’s Match-Fixing Council. Topics: Legal & compliance Legal Licensing Regulation “Meanwhile a growing proportion of the Swedish punters have been abandoning the Swedish licensing market, with online casino as the most extreme example with a leakage out of the system of at least 25%,” Hoffstedt said. “Considering the Government’s goal is that at least 90% of Sweden’s gambling shall stay within the licensing system by January 1 2022, that goal appears very distant.” Regions: Nordics Sweden LeoVegas, for example, set out a range of measures that the Swedish government should take including IP and payment blocking, and implementing a licensing framework for B2B suppliers. “This is an initiative from the government that we welcome,” BOS secretary general Gustaf Hoffstedt said. “The first two years of re-regulated gambling market in Sweden has been marked by repressive measures from authorities and the government towards Swedish licensed operators, whereas unlicensed operators have been left untouched. He said that the government appeared to have understood and accepted that there were flaws in its policy, after having them regularly pointed out by the regulated market over the past two years. Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter It follows numerous calls from licensed Swedish operators for the authorities to focus efforts on tackling illegal gambling, rather than devising new restrictions for the regulated market. In a consultation on proposals to extend controls for online casino, such as a SEK5,000 deposit cap, until June 2021, it was a key theme brought up by operators. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 30th November 2020 | By Robin Harrison
Gaming technology supplier AGS posted a narrower net loss of $8.6m (£6.2m/€7.1m) in the first quarter of its financial year after reducing operating costs and other spending during the period. AGS reduces losses after cutting costs in first quarter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: US Topics: Finance Q1 results 2021 7th May 2021 | By Robert Fletcher Total revenue for the three months to March 31 amounted to $55.4m, which was 2.0% up on $54.3m in the corresponding period last year. Tags: Revenue AGS Loss Revenue from table products climbed 11.0% year-on-year to $2.8m, driven by a 17.3% to $2.7m. Just $29,000 was generated from equipment sales, with revenue here dropping 81.6%. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Q1 results 2021 Read the full story on iGB North America. EGM revenue edged up 0.3% to $50.5m, despite a 4.8% decline in revenue from equipment sales. This drop was offset by a 1.8% rise in gaming operations revenue to $39.6m. AGS put this primarily down to growth within recurring revenue channels of its electronic gaming machine (EGM), table products and interactive businesses, which offset a slowdown in the North American slot replacement market. Email Address
Academy Press Plc (ACADEM.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Printing & Publishing sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Academy Press Plc (ACADEM.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Academy Press Plc (ACADEM.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Academy Press Plc (ACADEM.ng) 2015 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileAcademy Press Plc is an established printing company in Nigeria offering services for the printing of labels, calendars, company annual reports, books, magazines and marketing material. The company offers additional printing related services which include supply of graphic material, layout design, typesetting, artwork, photography, colour separation and binding. The Commercial printing division produces calendars, annual reports, labels, insertions, posters, handbills, invoices, waybills, deposit/withdrawal forms, account opening forms, receipts and point of sales material. Periodicals printed by Academy Press include magazines, journals, reports and seminar papers. Publications printed include educational and religious books, biographies, maps and diaries. Computer stationary printed includes listing papers, customer statements, utility bills and pay slips. Academy Press has two major subsidiaries; Academy Press Specialised Print Services, which prints documents with high security risks such as tickets, coupons, vouchers, letterheads, receipts, invoices and continuous forms for computer usage as well as bank statements, pay-in slips and bank notes; West African Book Publishers (WABP) prints high-end publications for the discerning reader. The company has offices in Lagos and Abuja in Nigeria and in Accra in Ghana. Academy Press Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
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Management expects to report a small dip in earnings.I reckon a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 10.9 and yield of 4.9% make this an attractively valued dividend stock. Particularly as earnings and dividends are forecast to resume growth in 2021.But looking to the longer term, if we were to see lower defence spending by BAE’s major customers (unlikely, in my view), it could have a material adverse effect on the group’s financial performance.FTSE 100 dividend stock #2Polymetal International (LSE: POLY) is a global top-10 gold and silver producer. It owns nine producing mines in Russia and Kazakhstan and has a strong pipeline of future growth projects.The company will release its 2020 results on 3 March. Based on City analysts’ earnings and dividend forecasts, the stock trades on a P/E of 9.8 and carries a 5.7% yield. This looks very generous to me.World money printing on an unprecedented scale is debasing paper currencies and inflating global debt to mind-boggling levels. I think this will support demand for ‘store-of-value’ gold for years to come.If so, I’d expect Polymetal to maintain its status as a strong dividend stock. But if I’m wrong, and the gold price sinks, the dividend could come under pressure.UnfazedUnilever (LSE: ULVR) was the biggest faller in the FTSE 100 index yesterday. This followed the release of its 2020 results. The household brands powerhouse delivered underlying growth at constant exchange rates, and increased its dividend. However, costs were higher and margins lower than the market was expecting.A softer-than-anticipated performance in one quarter doesn’t faze me. I think the market is giving me an opportunity to buy shares — in what I consider one of the top Footsie dividend stocks — at a higher yield than I’d have got the previous day.Unilever’s running yield stands at 3.6%. 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Featured Events July 14, 2018 at 2:10 am History repeating itself. The pale reflection is becoming paler. [Episcopal News Service – Austin, Texas] It was a long and winding road, but the 79th General Convention has committed to revising “Lesser Feasts and Fasts” and the entire sanctoral calendar with the adoption of resolution A065.The journey began in the Standing Commission on Liturgy in Music. The 2015 General Convention sent the SCLM 11 resolutions related to the church’s various lists of saints that it has chosen to remember and honor. Those resolutions, along with feedback from the church, led the committee to decide that it ought to prepare a new edition of “Lesser Feasts and Fasts,” which would better reflect the diversity of the church and could work in conjunction with “A Great Cloud of Witnesses,” which the 2015 General Convention voted to “make available” but did not authorize.Full ENS coverage of the 79th meeting of General Convention is available here.(“Lesser Feasts and Fasts” is a collection of proper collects, lessons and psalms for the Eucharist on each of the weekdays of Lent, each of the weekdays of the Easter season, and each of the lesser feasts of the church year. It is used in addition to the major feasts and saints included in the Book of Common Prayer.)The Blue Book Report filed by the SCLM contains the recommended revisions to “Lesser Feasts and Fasts” to make the calendar of commemorations less confusing and more diverse. It is 650 pages long.The resolution resulting from the report, A065, worked its way through the legislative process of General Convention from the first (unofficial) day of convention, July 4, to the last, July 13. There were a few detours along the way.Hearings in the Committee for Prayer Book, Liturgy and Music, chaired by Atlanta Bishop J. Neil Alexander for the House of Bishops and the Rev. Susan Anslow Williams of Michigan for the House of Deputies, were held the morning of July 4. People testified, mostly about adding or deleting a particular person or requesting that a person be moved from one resource to another. Learn more here.A legislative subcommittee working solely on revisions to “Lesser Feasts and Fasts 2018” substituted new language in the resolution to combine the proposed “Lesser Feasts and Fasts 2018,” “A Great Cloud of Witnesses” (2015) and “Lesser Feasts and Fasts 2006” into one calendar for use during the 2018-2021 triennium.But a move in the House of Deputies to revert to the SCLM version of A065 brought debate to a halt until July 12.The Rev. Jack Zamboni, deputy from New Jersey, and a member of the legislative committee, spoke against the amendment. “One of the challenges for the committee, they also included a secondary calendar within that book that left us with tiers A and B, and it was the sense of the committee to get rid of tiers.”The Rev. Scott Gunn, deputy from Southern Ohio, spoke in favor of the amendment. He asked for the house to accept the Blue Book report of SCLM [as the resolution]. “During this 2018 Lent Madness summit to choose the saints, [they] spent a lot of time with the calendar. These are worthy saints, a balanced calendar, not a perfect calendar, but that this why we have an ongoing revision process,” he said.In the end, the House of Deputies agreed to go back to the SCLM’s recommended text, and both houses approved the resolution near the end of convention on the morning of July 13.Moving into the next triennium, “Lesser Feasts and Fasts 2006” is still in use; “Great Cloud of Witnesses 2015” is also still available for use; and the new commemorations in “Lesser Feasts and Fasts 2018” are authorized for trial use. The SCLM was told to provide “the 80th General Convention with a clear and unambiguous plan for a singular calendar of ‘Lesser Feasts and Fasts.’”— Sharon Tillman is a freelance writer for Episcopal News Service. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit a Job Listing Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Liturgy & Music Rector Tampa, FL Associate Rector Columbus, GA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Director of Music Morristown, NJ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL R H Lewis VTS1963 says: Submit an Event Listing Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Press Release Service Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Youth Minister Lorton, VA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Pittsburgh, PA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis General Convention 2018, Rector Belleville, IL Tags General Convention, Rector Bath, NC Frank Harrision says: Featured Jobs & Calls New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Submit a Press Release Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Jewels Wolf says: Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC By Sharon TillmanPosted Jul 13, 2018 Rector Martinsville, VA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest July 13, 2018 at 8:32 pm Once again I suggest that those who are interested in revising, expanding, etc, the Prayer Bool read this article:http://www.episcopalnet.org/TRACTS/Deceived.htmlI take it that soon you will be headed home. Have a safe journey.Pax — Rector Shreveport, LA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Collierville, TN Rector Washington, DC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Albany, NY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Knoxville, TN This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ ‘Lesser Feasts and Fasts’ a step closer to revision July 13, 2018 at 6:52 pm I seem to recall the Revd Dr Chas P Price saying that we (Episcopalians) go in phases. Ex- pand and expand. Then, it’s too large and cumbersome, so we pare it back to basics. We are in an inflationary time. Many adds are needed and valid, other – not so much. Right now we over-expnded and need some reductions, some winnowing. R H Lewis Comments are closed. 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AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 20 January 2008 | News 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. 12 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Successful Special Events: Planning, Hosting and Evaluating (Aspen’s Fund Raising Series for the 21st Century)
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Tagged with: Digital The point is well made.Each ‘accommodation’ page includes a donation function, where you can donate to Médecins sans Frontières (MSF), a leading charity combating the virus. In effect, you are booking a night of care and treatment on behalf of someone affected by the virus in West Africa. 100% of donations are passed by Carebnb to MSF.The team behind CarebnbCarebnb has been created by social entrepreneurs Matthias Metternich and William Cookson, who also run the online giving platform Believe.in.Site creator, Matthias Metternich, explained:“We’ve used our skills to build several for-profit products and services that disrupt or innovate things, but it’s not everyday that you can apply these skills to make a difference and even help save the world. Rather than donate $100, we challenged ourselves to apply the tools we have to create something with the potential to capture imaginations and rally people toward a common goal globally. We’re thrilled to see Carebnb take off the way it has and proud to prove that small ideas born from behind a desk can change lives in places far from home.”The information presented is based on quotes from genuine interview material. Carebnb is a new online campaign designed to raise funds for the fight against Ebola in West Africa. With a nod to online accommodation service Airbnb, the site invites you to ‘book a night’ in one of Carebnb’s hosted ‘secluded retreat’ accommodations in one of five countries which, although not immediately evident, have witnessed Ebola outbreaks or treatment.Visitors to Carebnb are enticed by beautiful imagery and the sense of luxury in places such as ‘Beautiful Liberia’, ‘Maria’s place in Madrid, Spain,’ to ‘Texas’ and ‘Sierra Leone’.Accommodation, but not what you expectWhen they visit their selected destination they will find that all is not as it seems. Their host will be wearing protective clothing. If they visit one of the West African locations they will find themselves in tented accommodation, with full details on the conditions that victims of Ebola have to face.Amenities, for example, stretch only as far as a bucket, toilet paper, mattress and water. There are three bathrooms, 150 beds, space for 300, and just one room – the medical tent.The information is presented just like an accommodation listing. For example, Kenema, Sierra Leone, has “No public transport, limited transit”. The venue is described thus:“Located on the outskirts of Kenema, this treatment centre is difficult to reach and behind extensive fencing designed to keep increasing numbers of Ebola victims and angry mobs at bay”. Advertisement 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. 78 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis By contrast, if you choose to ‘visit’ Texas or Madrid you will find far better conditions. The Dallas hospital has 898 beds and 898 bedrooms. Amenities stretch to air conditioning, pets allowed, gym, hair-dryer, parking on site, swimming pool and free wifi. Book with Carebnb and donate to fight Ebola The accommodation has seven reviews. Onyekachi writes:“The centre is almost impossible to check in to. The first time I came, I was sent home. Now my whole family is ill and our community have forced us to leave. We haven’t been admitted to the isolation tent and the holding tent is full of other people who are ill.” Howard Lake | 25 October 2014 | News