Paddy Power and Betfred pull games after Commission warning

first_img Paddy Power and Betfred pull games after Commission warning 3rd April 2019 | By contenteditor Email Address Regions: UK & Ireland Paddy Power Betfair and Betfred have withdrawn recently launched products from their UK retail estate following a warning from the Gambling Commission. The Commission said it was concerned that the new products, widely described as roulette-style games, would undermine or circumvent the new restrictions on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs). The games that have attracted scrutiny are Paddy Power Betfair’s Pick’n’36 and a cyclist racing game launched in Betfred’s retail estate. In Pick’n’36, customers can stake up to £100 on a number between one and 36 being drawn. The game is a lottery-style product, with significantly longer draw times than on FOBT machines, that work to a fixed schedule of start times and can involve multiple players betting on the same event. Betfred’s game, meanwhile, involves two cyclists racing on a track that features the numbers one to 36, in the style of a roulette wheel. When the trailing cyclist catches the first, the number they are on is the winning number. The maximum stake for the game is £500, with consumers able to bet on a host of traditional roulette markets, such as odd or even numbers, colours, rows and columns.Both required the customer to place their bet over the counter, meaning they are not machine-based.A Paddy Power Betfair spokesperson told iGamingBusiness.com that the product in question was only being trialled, with the testing period now concluded.“This game was introduced as part of a short trial in a selection of shops,” the spokesperson said. “The trial was ceased within 24 hours of commencement and this product will not be launched across our estate.”The Commission has now stepped in to order that both products be withdrawn, while a third, unnamed, bookmaker has also been warned against launching a similar product.As of April 1, the maximum stake on Category B2, or FOBT, machines operating across the UK is set at £2 (€2.35/$6.62) per spin, down from the previous limit of £100, with operators warned not to attmept to circumvent the stake cut. The Gambling Commission has already begun investigations into the risks assocated with B1 and B3 machines as it looks to ensure customers do not simply move from B2 to a different category of machine.Despite Paddy Power Betfair and Betfred complying with the Commission’s request, both bookmakers could still face regulatory action as the Commission continues to investigate. Senior staff at each operator could be questioned over the decision to bring the products to market.“We have been absolutely clear with operators about our expectations to act responsibly following the stake cut implementation this week, the Commission’s executive director for enforcement Richard Watson said. “We have told operators to take down new products which undermine the changes, and we will investigate any other products that are not within the spirit and intention of the new rules.” Commission chief executive Neil McArthur has warned that the regulator has been monitoring operators’ plans to manage the implementation of the stake cut and will continue to observe licensees to ensure any changes or new product launches to mitigate the cuts are carried out “with a focus on customer safety”.Image: Lee Davy Topics: Legal & compliance AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: OTB and Betting Shops Paddy Power Betfair and Betfred have withdrawn recently launched products from their UK retail estate following a warning from the Gambling Commission. The regulator said it was concerned that the new products, widely described as roulette-style games, would undermine or circumvent the new restrictions on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs). Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Legal & compliancelast_img read more

Smart Products Nigeria Plc (SMURFT.ng) 2015 Annual Report

first_imgSmart Products Nigeria Plc (SMURFT.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2015 annual report.For more information about Smart Products Nigeria Plc (SMURFT.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Smart Products Nigeria Plc (SMURFT.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Smart Products Nigeria Plc (SMURFT.ng)  2015 annual report.Company ProfileSmart Products Nigeria Plc relies on rental income and profit on investment. It was incorporated on 11 January 1966 as Associated Press Limited was, a private limited liability company and commenced operation as a legal entity immediately. The name was changed to Smurfit Print Nigeria Limited in 1987 and was subsequently converted to a public limited liability company in 1991 which made it change its name to Smurfit Print Nigeria Plc. The name was changed to Smart Products Nigeria Plc on 25 September, 2005. Smart Products Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

National Microfinace Bank Plc (NMB.tz) 2017 Presentation

first_imgNational Microfinance Bank Plc (NMB.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2017 presentation For more information about National Microfinance Bank Plc (NMB.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the National Microfinance Bank Plc (NMB.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: National Microfinance Bank Plc (NMB.tz)  2017 presentation Company ProfileNational Microfinance Bank Plc (NMB) is a commercial bank in Tanzania offering financial solutions for individuals, small-to-medium-sized businesses and large corporations. NMB operates in several segments; wholesale banking, retail banking, agribusiness and treasury. Its product offering ranges from current and savings accounts to time deposits to fixed deposits, and Kilimo, Chap and Chipukizi accounts. NMB also offers loans to entrepreneurs, bank guarantees, and export and import financing, supply chain financing and letters of credit. Other services include forex, cash exchange, institutional and transactional banking, and payment and collection services. NMB has an extensive network of branches and ATMs in the major towns and cities of Tanzania. National Microfinance Bank Plc is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Studio51 argues all Christmas cards should be charity cards

first_img 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. Tagged with: christmas Trading AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Hawkes says that attitude must change. “I want buying charity cards to be so normal that if you receive a Christmas card from a friend or relative and there is no charity donation attached, you’ll be saying something like: “I can’t believe cousin John didn’t send charity cards this year.”He advises people to buy cards direct from a charity to ensure most of the money goes to that charity. His company provides a service to those charities which don’t have the time or resources to set up a retail operation.He is critical of high street retailers. “Throughout my 25 years in the greetings card industry,” he said, “I have been saddened at how little an amount retailers and publishers pass on to charities, which is often as little 10p on a box of cards costing more than £3.“Charities get around £10-15 million a year and that is just plain disappointing when more than £100 million a year is currently spent on charity Christmas cards in the UK. That figure should be – and could be – around £20 to £30 million by Christmas 2012.”Similarly, he criticises charities for entering into agreements in which they get such a small percentage of sales. “Charities must not undersell their brands”, he argues, “to companies who will receive disproportionately more in increased sales than they will give back as a financial donation…“A 10 per cent donation on a pack of cards undervalues the charity, the cause and the person who buys the cards.”Boosting the percentage of sales income received by charities could have a significant impact given the scale of the market. Mintel’s 2003 report on the UK greetings card market found that 72% of all cards sold in the UK are Christmas cards – 1.03 billion cards with a value of £350 million.Studio51’s message echoes that of the Charity Advisory Trust who this week announced their 6th Annual Scrooge Awards, which aim to highlight cards which generate less than 10% for charities. Research by Which? shows that the public expects at least 40% of the price of charity cards to be received by the charity. Every Christmas card sold in the UK should be a charity card by 2012, argues Alan Hawkes, managing director of specialist charity card retailer Studio51, which passes 51% of the sale price to nominated charities. He goes further: in his view, not buying charity cards during the festive season should be seen as socially unacceptable.Hawkes, a former vice-president of the Greetings Card Association, wants to double the annual amount given through charity Christmas cards to £30 million by challenging commercial card retailers to give more to charity than they currently do.“It’s easy to buy a box of so-called ‘charity’ cards in the high street and that is all many people do, even though charities get such a poor deal out of the arrangement. And of course many people don’t buy charity cards at all.” Advertisementcenter_img Howard Lake | 21 November 2007 | News  32 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Studio51 argues all Christmas cards should be charity cardslast_img read more

Many tributes paid to 29-year-old Nicole

first_imgPrint Advertisement NewsLocal NewsMany tributes paid to 29-year-old NicoleBy admin – September 3, 2012 2057 Facebook THE ashes of a 29-year old Limerick woman, who died from catastrophic injuries sustained in a car accident two years ago in America, have been buried in her native Treaty City.Nicole Ryan Graham, from Moyross and Meelick, passed away in a rehabilitation clinic in Gardner, Kansas, on June 6.She had been cared for by a dedicated nursing team for the past two years.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up After been in a coma for five months the “bubbly and fun loving” court clerk was left needing round-the-clock care. Prior to the accident, Nicole lost her job, and couldn’t afford private health insurance.Her family – who had moved to America in 1992, when she was nine – were left with a €1m healthcare bill, which they raised along with other funds raised through charity events in Limerick and Clare. Nicole’s aunt, Leslie Ryan Dillon, told mourners at St. Munchin’s Church last Saturday: “Nicole took everything in her stride and didn’t let anything bother her, as she was so easy going.“She lived life to the full even though it was such a short life. Nicole has left us three beautiful daughters, who each have a different part of their mother’s personality”.A friend from America added: “I love you so much. You never deserved any of this. You were the strongest and most beautiful mother in the world. I love you”.Nicole’s favourite bracelet, a comfort blanket, a Padre Pio prayer book, her favourite music CD, a picture of David Beckham, and her prized Irish teddy bear, were placed at her coffin.Curate, Fr Pat Seaver said: “She never forgot where she came from, and she talked about home all the time”.Nicole’s body was cremated in Kansas, where half her ashes are buried.Her remaining ashes were brought to Mount St Lawrence Cemetery. Previous articleIt’s prayer time again at Crescent’s Jesuit ChurchNext article‘Statistics fail to represent crime level’ – Thompson admincenter_img WhatsApp Twitter Email Linkedinlast_img read more

St Nessan’s students log in to internet safety

first_imgSTUDENTS at St Nessan’s Community College in Moylish are wising up to safe web browsing after an eventful and educational Internet Safety Day at the school.Internet Safety Day, an EU-wide initiative to promote a safer internet for all users, particularly young people, took place on Tuesday February 11 and St Nessan’s is throwing its full weight behind safe Internet use. Bernie O’Driscoll, IT teacher at the school, outlined some of the activities in which the school was involved as part of the initiative.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “We had an internet safety poster campaign for all first, second and third years and we launched a peer-led safety campaign where Transition Year students blog about internet safety and teach other students to be safe online.“We brought in a guest speaker, Gary Lowe from Whizz Kids Discover IT company in Castletroy, and he spoke to the second year students.“He was very approachable and spoke about the topic in a fun way. His presentation was very interesting and he took all questions from the students.“He highlighted the positive aspects of social media as well as pointing out how few people don’t know about safety settings on facebook.Bernie told of how, in a gathering of 14-year-olds, every person raised their hand when asked if they used facebook, and also that most of the students had in excess of 200 ‘friends’ on the social networking website.She added: “When Gary was talking about the safety features and how easily friends of friends can view your photos and personal information, there was a moment of realisation in the room.“He also outlined a few simple scenarios of how phishing can occur. For example, a person interested in gaming could be offered gaming tips in exchange for their personal details.”Bernie explained that the teaching of Internet safety to students at St Nessan’s has become a significant part of the school’s curriculum, with staff and pupils heavily involved in the subject.“Schools are entitled to allocate teaching time to IT and we have a double class of computers every week in St Nessan’s. The school has already taken the initiative of formalising the student’s IT education by offering the above courses which will be coming onstream with the introduction of the new Junior Cert Curriculum, with short courses such as Digitial Media and Programming to be introduced.”“To further promote the safer Internet message, students will be entering Digital Movies in the Watch Your Space schools competition and launching a peer-led Internet campaign to highlight the message throughout the community as much as possible over the next few months.” TAGSBernie O’DriscolleducationGary Loweinternetinternet safetyInternet Safety DayITMusic LimerickSt Nessan’s Community CollegeWhizz Kids WhatsApp NewsEducationSt Nessan’s students log in to internet safetyBy Liam Togher – February 20, 2014 991 Twitter Education and Training Board serves up award winning standards Print Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebookcenter_img Previous articleBilly to box in fundraiser for friendNext articleHistoric lighthouse is swept away by storm Liam Togherhttp://www.limerickpost.ieLiam joined the Limerick Post in December 2012, having previously worked in other local media organisations. He holds an MA in Journalism from the University of Limerick and is particularly interested in sports writing. Email Changes to the Student Support Scheme for people living in Direct Provision Students in Limerick colleges to benefit from more than €1.5M funding to assist with online learning Limerick social entrepreneurs honoured for their work in response to covid-19 Advertisement Limerick schools urged to get involved in STEM challenge Consultation process on a new action plan for apprenticeship launchedlast_img read more

Van Morrison to play Limerick

first_imgSurgeries and clinic cancellations extended Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Shannondoc operating but only by appointment RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR First Irish death from Coronavirus Linkedin Print TAGSfeaturedfull-imageVan Morrison center_img Previous articleSanta Clara is Limerick’s new sister cityNext articleExam helpline Eric Fitzgeraldhttp://www.limerickpost.ieEric writes for the Entertainment Pages of Limerick Post Newspaper and edits the music blog www.musiclimerick.com where you can watch and listen to music happening in the city and beyond. Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL VAN Morrison will play Limerick city as part of Limerick Jazz Festival happening September 25 to 28.Topping the bill for Limerick Jazz Festival are Morrison and renowned US saxophonist David Sanborn. “Having two multi Grammy award winners in Limerick in one weekend is indeed a rare event in itself and Limerick Jazz is delighted with this,” said John Daly, Chairman of Limerick Jazz.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Morrison has performed and recorded with some of the world’s best including legendary blues man John Lee Hooker, Guitarist Mark Knoffler and The Chieftans to name but a few. Securing ‘Van the Man’ was a huge coup for the festival, with the inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and multi-award winning Belfast born artist set for his first and, most likely, only live performance in the country this year at the Limerick festival. The six-time Grammy award winner’s roots are very much in jazz, with his father George having been a noted collector of American jazz and blues records.He will set the tone for this special weekend-long jazz celebration with a performance on Thursday September 25 at the University Concert Hall, Limerick. No vaccines in Limerick yet Email NewsBreaking newsLifestyleEntertainmentVan Morrison to play LimerickBy Eric Fitzgerald – August 11, 2014 810 Advertisement Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April last_img read more

Medical marijuana seized during warrant arrest

first_img Twitter Facebook Facebook WhatsApp Manuel Fierro More than four pounds of marijuana were seized Friday during the execution of a warrant for a man charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.Warrant deputies and probation officers were serving a warrant on 32-year-old Manuel Dimas Fierro, around 11:15 a.m. Friday in the 300 block of Greer Avenue, an Ector County Sheriff’s Office news release stated.The release detailed Fierro had a warrant for a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and was on probation for sexual assault of a child, both second-degree felonies.While serving the warrant, the release stated, officers could smell a strong odor of marijuana in the residence, and found 47 bags labeled as medical marijuana hidden inside a wall of the residence and inside the frame of a sofa and in a vehicle parked at the residence.All of the marijuana weighed more than four pounds in total, the release detailed.Deputies charged Fierro with possession of marijuana, a state jail felony, along with the original outstanding warrant.Fierro was taken to the Ector County Detention Center Friday and no bond had been set as of Friday afternoon, the release stated. Medical marijuana seized during warrant arrest By admin – April 6, 2018 WhatsApp Previous articleOne transported after rollover wreck near OPDNext articleHIGH SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD: Lady Panthers win 2-6A title admin Twitter Local NewsCrime Pinterest Pinterestlast_img read more

Fiercely divided House kicks Greene off both her committees

first_img Pinterest Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 5, 2021 Facebook WhatsApp WhatsApp Fiercely divided House kicks Greene off both her committees Local NewsUS Newscenter_img Facebook Previous articleHearsay Systems Expands Video Support Across New Social PlatformsNext articleDilemma: Only fools bet against Brady. Or against Mahomes Digital AIM Web Support Twitter Twitter Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., walks back to her office after speaking on the floor of the House Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021. TAGS  last_img read more

[Civil Service Exams Centres In Containment Zones] ‘Candidates Not Be Stopped From Reaching Their Centres’, Delhi HC Directs UPSC To Request Authorities [Read Order]

first_imgNews Updates[Civil Service Exams Centres In Containment Zones] ‘Candidates Not Be Stopped From Reaching Their Centres’, Delhi HC Directs UPSC To Request Authorities [Read Order] Sparsh Upadhyay2 Oct 2020 5:22 AMShare This – xThe Delhi High Court on Thursday (01st September) directed the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) to immediately issue a communication to the Chief Secretary, GNCTD and the Commissioner of Police notifying them of the examinations being conducted on 4th October 2020.The Bench of Justice Pratibha M. Singh also directed the UPSC to request the Chief Secretary, GNCTD and the Commissioner…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Delhi High Court on Thursday (01st September) directed the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) to immediately issue a communication to the Chief Secretary, GNCTD and the Commissioner of Police notifying them of the examinations being conducted on 4th October 2020.The Bench of Justice Pratibha M. Singh also directed the UPSC to request the Chief Secretary, GNCTD and the Commissioner of Police to issue proper directions to the authorities concerned including the police officials to ensure that candidates who possess admit cards for appearing in the examination are not stopped or obstructed in any manner from reaching their centres, even if the same are located in containment zones.The matter before the CourtThe present petition was listed on urgent mentioning. It related to the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination scheduled to be held on 4th October, 2020. The grievances of the Petitioners were two-fold.1. In Delhi more than 100 candidates are being permitted to take the examination from a single centre; and2. Some of the centres are located in containment zones.Arguments of the PetitionersCounsel Ashutosh Ghade, appearing for the Petitioners submits that for a total of 71,378 students, there are only 150 sub-centres in Delhi, which would mean at least 475 candidates would be taking the examination in each centre.This, according to him, would be violative of the Ministry of Home Affairs’ (hereinafter, “MHA”) orders dated 29th August, 2020 and 30th September, 2020 and the social distancing norms.He, further submitted that there is a difficulty for the candidates in accessing the centres in the containment zones.Arguments put forth by the UPSCCounsel Naresh Kaushik, appearing for the UPSC submitted that a detailed order has been passed by the Supreme Court on 30th September, 2020 in Vasireddy Govardhana Sai Prakash & Ors. v. UPSC & Ors. [W.P.(C) 1012/2020], in which all the issues raised in the present petition have been taken care of.He, however, submitted that since this is a petition concerning Article 21 of the Constitution of India, the maintainability of the writ petition is not being challenged by him.Court’s DecisionThe Court acknowledged the fact that the Supreme Court in the matter of Vasireddy (supra) dealt in detail with all the arrangements to be made and conditions that are to be satisfied in respect of the examination scheduled to be held on 4th October, 2020.Insofar as the number of candidates in each centre was concerned, the Court opined that the conduct of an examination may not strictly constitute a social or religious congregation.The Court further noted that examinations are already being held across the country by various universities, State Boards and the Central Board/s. While holding examinations, social distancing has to be maintained in the seating arrangement for the candidates, masks must be worn and provision of sanitizers etc. must be made.”So long as these precautions are being taken and the SOP is followed, examinations have been permitted to be held”, the High Court noted.Lastly, the Court directed the UPSC to immediately issue a communication to the Chief Secretary, GNCTD and the Commissioner of Police notifying them of the examinations being conducted on 4th October 2020.The Court further directed,”The said communication shall also request that proper directions are issued to the authorities concerned including the police officials to ensure that candidates who possess admit cards for appearing in the examination are not stopped or obstructed in any manner from reaching their centres, even if the same are located in containment zones.”The Writ Petition was disposed of with the above observations. All pending applications were also disposed of. It was made clear by the Court that the UPSC shall be bound by the statement made on its behalf in the Court.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Next Storylast_img read more