27th June 2018 | By contenteditor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Bingo The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has unveiled further commitments to protect both children and young people from the dangers of gambling The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has unveiled further commitments to protect both children and young people from the dangers of gambling. Building on its existing efforts, the national regulator has worked in partnership with expert advisers and the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board (RGSB) to identify areas for improvement. The UKGC has pledged to focus on access and exposure to gambling by children and young people, as well as digital and online risks, preventative education and treatment, and evidence collection and consumer engagement. Tim Miller, executive director at the UKGC, said: “We have a strong commitment to protecting children and young people from the harm gambling can pose – it’s at the heart of how we regulate. “We asked our expert advisers, the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board, to consider this critical theme. “The advice helps us to refocus and reinforce what we are doing already, and what we need to do next. For example, this year we will be carrying out targeted compliance and enforcement activity to identify and tackle any weaknesses in the age verification processes.” Miller added: “Safeguarding children in a digital age is complex, and what both RGSB and our research has highlighted is that it takes a multi-faceted approach by us, government, educators, gambling firms and parents. “It will take firm ongoing commitments from the Commission as gambling regulator, but also from all of those with a part to play.”Related article: UK to cut FOBT stake to £2 and raise remote tax Topics: Casino & games Sports betting Strategy Bingo Poker Tags: Card Rooms and Poker Mobile Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: UK & Ireland UKGC sets out expanded plans to protect children Email Address
“We are delighted to be partnering with Arena Racing on such a comprehensive long-term deal that will give certainty to both parties for the benefit of both horse racing and greyhound racing, as well as helping them navigate the Covid challenges and emerge stronger when the world gets back to normal,” said Adrian Bower, Entain chief procurement officer. Online gambling operator Entain and Arena Racing Company announced the signing of a media rights deal and creation of a new joint venture for greyhound racing today (March 19). Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter The joint venture will produce greyhound racing content for Entain’s media channels and digital brands, as well as distributing greyhound racing content from Entain, Arena Racing and Independent Greyhound Media Group greyhound tracks. Tags: Entain Topics: Marketing & affiliates The media rights deal, which covers Arena Racing’s 16 UK racecourses, starts at the beginning of 2022 and is set to run until 31 December 2029. 19th March 2021 | By Marese O’Hagan Meanwhile, horse racing and greyhound racing rights will both be distributed to UK bookmakers sector by The Racing Partnership, and to international markets by Arena Racing subsidiary Vermantia. “This landmark deal supports Entain’s omni-channel strategy for its UK digital brands and emphasises the huge value we place on the horse racing and greyhound racing products.” Entain and Arena Racing Company to create greyhound joint venture Marketing & affiliates Regions: UK & Ireland Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter
G4S Botswana Limited (G4S.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Support Services sector has released it’s 42020 annual report.For more information about G4S Botswana Limited reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations visit the G4S Botswana Limited company page on AfricanFinancials.Indicative Share Trading Liquidity The total indicative share trading liquidity for G4S Botswana Limited (G4S.bw) in the past 12 months, as of 5th June 2021, is US$11.19K (BWP125.29K). An average of US$932 (BWP10.44K) per month.G4S Botswana Limited Annual Report DocumentCompany ProfileG4S (Botswana) Limited provides security solutions for individual and business needs in Botswana. It operates in the following sectors: Manned Security provides integrated security solutions to airports, energy, mining, construction, custodial services, cash solutions, hospitality and financial institutions; Security Systems provides a service to monitor alarms, electric fences, fire alarms, medical emergency alarms, illegal access signals, vehicle tracking, low battery power alerts, remote panic buttons, CCTV remote images and fleet management services; Facilities Management provides a service for rent collection, utilities and services, inspecting and maintaining properties, and maintenance services which include electrical, plumbing, carpentry and building services; Cleaning Services provides contract cleaning services for offices, shopping malls, banks, schools and universities. G4S (Botswana) Limited is a subsidiary of G4S International 105 (UK) Limited.
Truworths Limited (TRUW.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about Truworths Limited reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations visit the Truworths Limited company page on AfricanFinancials.Indicative Share Trading Liquidity The total indicative share trading liquidity for Truworths Limited (TRUW.zw) in the past 12 months, as of 1st June 2021, is US$108.44K (ZWL8.91M). An average of US$9.04K (ZWL742.38K) per month.Truworths Limited Annual Report DocumentCompany ProfileTruworths Limited in Zimbabwe is part of Truworths International; an investment holding company that retails casual-wear clothing, footwear and fashion accessories in branded stores located in the major towns and cities of Zimbabwe. The company sells fashionwear and accessories under different brand names, including Daniel Hechter, Truworths Man, Ginger Mary, Zeta Inwear, Identity and LTD. Truworths brands are also sold through specialist retail outlets such as YDE, Uzzi, Earthaddict, Earthchild and Naartjie. The boutique range of accessories sold by Truworths includes watches, sunglasses, fragrances and gift ideas. Truworths Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange
ArchDaily Bulgaria Save this picture!Courtesy of ignatov architects+ 43 Share Text description provided by the architects. Commissioned by the well-known art supporter and successful businessman George Bonin and developed by the New York based firm Ignatov Architects, the Home Tree concept is an attempt for defining contemporary, adaptable rural architecture. Its strategy is based on learning from existing trees on site recognizing their natural optimization for the given location and climate. The aim is to align architecture with nature and deliver site-conscious, clean, energy-independent and feasible buildings. In opposition to the Treehouse typology, which presents parasitic dwellings burdening existing trees, the Home Tree concept focuses on developing free-standing, tree-inspired architecture. Besides the usual residential program, each Home Tree house consists of three integral parts that parallel actual trees: Save this picture!Courtesy of ignatov architectsProductive interior garden (crown) Save this picture!Courtesy of ignatov architectsCentral cantilevered structure (trunk and branches) Save this picture!Courtesy of ignatov architectsGeothermal energy exchanger (roots) Save this picture!Courtesy of ignatov architectsSubparts and systems also work in line with the natural prototype: glazed facades and solar panels utilize sunlight, reversed roof channels rainwater for irrigation, rough multilayered veneers provide insulation and moisture barrier, multifunctional vertical core distributes communications and utilities. Save this picture!Courtesy of ignatov architectsEach Home Tree project follows these five principles of design: Save this picture!Courtesy of ignatov architectsThe Home Tree concept has been applied in real life in two instances – Large Home Tree (main house) and Small Home Tree (guest house). Thanks to this rare opportunity the idea has been explored all the way from theory to realization to feedback in two different scales and configurations. The collected data and achieved results in energy performance and quality of habitation have proved the feasibility of the effort.Save this picture!Courtesy of ignatov architectsProject gallerySee allShow lessPublic Sauna / Mjölk architektiArticlesAIM International Competition winnerArticles Share Architects: Ignatov Architects Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/78661/large-home-tree-ignatov-architects Clipboard “COPY” Projects 2010 Area: 780 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/78661/large-home-tree-ignatov-architects Clipboard CopyHouses•Varna, Bulgaria Houses Large Home Tree / Ignatov Architects Year: CopyAbout this officeIgnatov ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesVarnaBulgariaPublished on September 22, 2010Cite: “Large Home Tree / Ignatov Architects” 22 Sep 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
New Social Enterprise Growth Fund for Scotland The Enterprise Growth Fund will provide grants of between £25,000 and £200,000 to support the long-term development of third sector social enterprises in Scotland. Grants can be spent on improving service delivery, responding to new opportunities, and on organisational capacity building. Grants will be given to enterprises with the greatest potential for growth and future sustainability. The future sustainability should be in the form of trading or other forms of income generation, with an enhanced ability to win contracts.As well as having robust business and development plans, successful applicants will need to be working with disadvantaged groups, providing services to disadvantaged communities or be providing environmental benefits.After the grant investment and support from the Just Enterprise scheme, grantees should also show improved efficiencies and greater social impact.Further information and how to apply.Applications to the Enterprise Growth Fund will not be accepted until late August 2011. By that time more detailed application ./guidance, eligibility criteria and other information will be available.The application process and decisions about grants will be complete by the end of January 2012 so that the money is available this financial year.If you have any questions about the Fund you should contact the Wise Group on 0141 303 3131 or e-mail [email protected] can be spent on improving service delivery, responding to new opportunities, and on organisational capacity building. As well as having robust business and development plans, successful applicants will need to be working with disadvantaged groups, providing services to disadvantaged communities or be providing environmental benefits.Applications to the Enterprise Growth Fund will not be accepted until late August 2011. If you have any questions about the Fund you should contact the Wise Group on 0141 303 3131 or e-mail [email protected] Tagged with: Funding Scotland social enterprise AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Howard Lake | 27 July 2011 | News 41 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Advertisement This piece is an abbreviated version of one of many funding opportunities first published this week at www.fundinginformation.org, the resource for up to date information about new grant making trusts, and new sources of grants, loans and donations for voluntary organisations, charities, social enterprises and the public sector throughout the UK. The Scottish Government is making £4 million available to support a new Enterprise Growth Fund. Grants of between £25,000 and £200,000 will be available to social enterprises and other third sector organisations throughout Scotland that have a great potential for growth and sustainability yet require support now to develop their services and infrastructure. The Fund is being managed by the Wise Group.The Fund is half of a new programme funded by the Scottish Government to help social enterprises grow and operate more effectively and efficiently. In 2011-12, £4 million will be available across Scotland to help enterprising third sector organisations carry through on ambitious and sustainable business plans. A further £3 million is being put into a Just Enterprise programme for the period 2011-14, which will support social entrepreneurs and third sector organisations across Scotland, part of which will be spent on an online information hub. 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.
Reporters Without Borders urges Secretary Clinton to demonstrate, during her visit to China, that the Obama administration has put human rights and freedoms at the centre of its foreign policy.Reporters Without Borders, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International USA wrote a letter to Secretary Clinton before her travel to China. June 2, 2021 Find out more ChinaAsia – Pacific China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Follow the news on China News Help by sharing this information ChinaAsia – Pacific News News Organisation Reporters Without Borders is disturbed by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s comments about human rights in China. We regret that Secretary Clinton, who adopted firm and courageous positions on the subject in the past, has abandoned her commitment to defend free expression so quickly. Saying human rights will not be at the centre of her conversations with the Chinese authorities is tantamount to saying she is powerless, when in fact US pressure has on many occasions helped to get Chinese prisoners of conscience freed.We say that human rights, including press freedom, are right at the heart of the global issues Secretary Clinton hopes to tackle with the Chinese authorities. How can you resolve the environmental crisis if the Chinese media are not free to cover pollution stories? How can youemerge from the financial crisis if the Chinese media are not as free as they would like to discuss the yuan’s under-evaluation?One of the effects of her comments has been to remove a source of pressure that might have dissuaded the Chinese police from reinforcing controls on certain free speech activists. For example, Zeng Jinyan, the wife of imprisoned dissident Hu Jia, was forbidden to leave herhome in Beijing today. “I am currently under house arrest because Hillary Clinton has arrived,” she told Agence France-Presse on 21 February. She had planned to visit Gao Yaojie, a campaigner on HIV/AIDS issues, before Gao met Clinton.Zhang Zuhua, a Beijing-based intellectual who signed the Charter 08 manifesto calling for democratic reforms, did not manage to leave his home during Clinton’s visit. Several police officers posted outside his home told him he would not be able to go out or receive visits during the next few days.Jiang Qisheng, a pro-democracy activist and Charter 08 signatory, was also placed under house arrest on the morning of 20 February. The police told him not to try to meet Clinton and said he would have to travel in police vehicles if he needed to go anywhere. Another Charter 08 signatory, writer Yu Jie, was also monitored by plain-clothes policemen, while a police car was stationed outside his home. Several other Charter 08 signatories were harassed by the police and prevented from leaving their homes. China’s Cyber Censorship Figures to go further Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes News February 22, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Concerns after Secretary Clinton comments on human rights in China April 27, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Receive email alerts March 12, 2021 Find out more
WhatsApp Dr Cara Augustenborg, Environmental Scientist and broadcaster, launched the first national respiratory inhaler recycling initiative on behalf of Teva Pharmaceuticals Ireland (Teva).The launch took place at O’Connor’s Pharmacy, Dublin 4 and is part of a nationwide pilot scheme which aims to encourage people living with respiratory-related illnesses to recycle their used or out of date inhalers.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up There are an estimated 560,000 people in Ireland currently living with a respiratory-related illness and in 2019 alone, 4.4 million inhalers used which is a rising number on previous years. Until today, no free public recycling facility has been made available to dispose of used inhalers in Ireland.Currently, in Ireland, people living with respiratory-related illnesses are encouraged to return their used inhalers to their local pharmacy, where they are then disposed of with other medical waste through incineration.However, it’s unclear how many Irish consumers dispose of their inhalers correctly. When inhalers aren’t disposed of correctly, they are sent to landfill which is harmful to the environment both in plastic material waste and in greenhouse gas emissions as the residual gas from canisters may be released to the atmosphere. Both are damaging to Ireland’s environment and ecosystem.In a first for the Irish pharmaceutical industry, Teva is today launching a pilot initiative which will empower people living with respiratory-related illnesses to recycle their used inhalers.Teva has partnered with global recycling group TerraCycle to bring its Zero Waste Box scheme to 100 Irish pharmacies across Ireland in a 12-month recycling pilot scheme. TerraCycle’s Zero Waste Box is a cardboard box that collects, and stores used inhalers until they are collected by TerraCycle and then recycled to help make new products including playground materials and garden equipment.In the same way as recycle ‘green’ bins are used in households every day, Teva’s new recycling initiative provides a convenient way for people living with respiratory-related illnesses to recycle their used or out-of-date inhalers. The Zero Waste Box can be used by pharmacy goers when they are collecting prescriptions or a new inhaler, making it convenient for their lifestyle.People living with respiratory-related illnesses can find out where their nearest participating pharmacy is located by visiting www.inhalerrecycling.ieTeva are the first in the Irish pharmaceutical industry to take this significant step in playing an active role in addressing the recycling of inhalers and providing people living with respiratory-related illnesses with environmentally, sustainable treatment.Teva’s campaign to raise awareness of the initiative includes support from the Asthma Society of Ireland, representing the 380,000 people with asthma in Ireland, and people who live with asthma and COPD. The aim of their support is to highlight the importance of this scheme and to encourage people across Ireland to get behind it.Teva’s Speciality Medicines Director Clodagh Kevans said: “Teva is an environmentally conscious company and we are continuously taking steps towards improving our impact on the environment. One of those steps is this new pilot programme which will provide pharmacists and people with respiratory-related illnesses the opportunity to recycle their inhalers for the first time in Ireland.“We at Teva Ireland realise that our work and contributions to creating healthy communities are essential for leading a responsible business. We also know that in all areas of life, consumers are increasingly supportive of environmentally sustainable initiatives.“We’re excited to launch this pilot with the Asthma Society of Ireland, and we hope that with their support, with buy-in from our pharmacy partners and people living with respiratory-related illnesses, this pilot programme can make a difference.” she added. Linkedin Twitter Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Previous articlePreview: Limerick footballers travel to Antrim with promotion aspirationsNext articleUnchanged side named as Lee looks to make it five from five in Antrim Meghann Scully Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener TAGShealthinhalerKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Print WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads LimerickNewsTeva Pharmaceuticals Ireland today launches the first national respiratory inhaler recycling pilotBy Meghann Scully – February 29, 2020 930 Facebook Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live
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Share 1Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: Federal Reserve Homes HOUSING Loan MBS New York Fed Premium Prepayment in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Secondary Market Home / Daily Dose / How the Fed’s MBS Holdings Stimulate Housing How the Fed’s MBS Holdings Stimulate Housing Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Krista Franks Brock August 13, 2018 3,066 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The economic impact of the Federal Reserve’s mortgage-backed securities (MBS) holdings are comparable to its Treasury securities holdings, except for one main difference. MBS, unlike Treasury securities, are subject to prepayment risk. For this reason, the Fed “can lower the amount of such risk that the market must hold, which could lower the cost of housing, favoring that sector of the economy,” according to a post on the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s blog. Titled, “How Do the Fed’s MBS Holdings Affect the Economy,” the post said that in general, the Federal Reserve affects the economy by driving certain behaviors through interest rates. “Higher interest rates motivate more saving and less borrowing and consumption today, while lower interest rates have the opposite effect,” explained Antoine Martin, an SVP of research and statistics, and Sam Schulhover-Wohl, a Senior Economist and Research Advisor at the New York Fed. The authors pointed out that the housing sector is particularly susceptible to changes in interest rates, more so than much of the larger economy. “A cut in interest rates tends to shift the mix of aggregate spending toward housing, while a rise in rates tends to shift the mix of spending away from housing,” they wrote. When it comes to MBS purchases, the impact overall is often to lower longer-term interest rates, especially when short-term rates are already low. “This impact is generally like the impact of holding longer-term Treasury securities,” according to the blog post. However, the Fed did use MBS purchases specifically to support and stimulate the housing market after the housing crisis in 2008. Some may view the Fed’s actions in the market negatively, perhaps as “distortions away from an efficient, ‘laissez-faire’ allocation,” but Martin and Schulhofer-Wohl defended the Fed’s post-crisis actions saying, “But cross-sectional effects are not always bad; if the market is already distorted by liquidity constraints, information asymmetries, and other frictions, then the cross-sectional effects of policy could help remedy those distortions and improve overall outcomes.” MBS purchases offer a more direct stimulus to the housing market than the broader economy because of prepayment risk, the blog post explained. While investors, of course, “demand a risk premium” to compensate for prepayment risks, the Fed researchers explained that “when the Fed holds MBS, it removes some prepayment risk from the market, reducing the prepayment risk premium.” In other words, mortgage rates, and thus the cost of owning a home, will go down. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Krista Franks Brock is a professional writer and editor who has covered the mortgage banking and default servicing sectors since 2011. Previously, she served as managing editor of DS News and Southern Distinction, a regional lifestyle publication. Her work has appeared in a variety of print and online publications, including Consumers Digest, Dallas Style and Design, DS News and DSNews.com, MReport and theMReport.com. She holds degrees in journalism and art from the University of Georgia. Previous: PHH Servicer Ratings Rise Next: Courts Address Condo Laws, But Questions Remain Subscribe Federal Reserve Homes HOUSING Loan MBS New York Fed Premium Prepayment 2018-08-13 Krista Franks Brock Sign up for DS News Daily Related Articles