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Begbies warns over companies on the brink

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Webinar: Sports betting without live sports

first_img What events are we talking about as the sporting season is starting for a number of sports Retail-only vs. mobile – projected effect on the revenue Role of media outlets in expanding the wagering offering to create even more engagement and increase viewership Impact on odds/lines with empty venues Impact on advocacy efforts for mobile sports wagering AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter This webinar is sponsored by FSB Technology: 18th March 2020 | By Topics: Uncategorized Sports betting without live sports – what is the impact of widespread sporting events cancellations due to Covid-19 on the emerging sports wagering market in the USA?  Webinar: Sports betting without live sports Uncategorized Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Sports betting without live sports – what is the impact of widespread sporting events cancellations due to Covid-19 on the emerging sports wagering market in the USA?In this webinar we explore how the sports betting environment in the US can survive with the indefinite suspension of its sports leagues.This webinar explores: Email Addresslast_img read more

ESIC fines CS:GO’s Team Vitality $10,000 for “stream sniping” violation

first_imgHaving received and assessed footage of the match in question, ESIC found that during the game against Team Liquid, members of Team Vitality could see a television in the lounge area of their offices with the broadcast stream of the match displayed. Email Address Topics: Esports Sports integrity Vitality’s chief executive, Nicolas Maurer, added: “A television was spotted displaying the livestream of our game in the background of our team while they were playing. This television is placed in a lounge and used by visitors to watch games. Even though this is not coming from a malicious intention, we agree that this placement is controversial. Tags: ESIC Team Vitality AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter ESIC also review footage showing that the same was true in a further match against the team Complexity. It said that its assessment of the footage did not suggest that the players were given information derived from the stream or that they gained any advantage as a result of the code violation. Regions: UK & Ireland The commission had previously made a statement in November describing its zero tolerance approach to stream sniping. “Consequently, I am pleased that Vitality have accepted the sanction with grace and I hope this serves to remind all organisations to be particularly vigilant while matches are being played in their home environments.” The Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) has issued professional Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) team Vitality, with a $10,000 fine following evidence of “stream sniping”, an act which sees players gain additional information about a game by seeing its broadcast stream during play. “This was a big mistake on our side and we accept the fine. As soon as the issue was pointed out to us, we gave officials all the tools to look further into the incident. We agree that competitive integrity cannot be taken lightly and apologise for this towards all the CS:GO fans. We will make sure to be extremely careful in the future on this matter.” ESIC described the occurrence as being caused by staff negligence and not intentional malice. The error was made by unrelated staff who, “without thinking, simply wanted to view the match where they were working,” it said. Ian Smith, ESIC’s commissioner, said: “Whilst I am, naturally, disappointed that this has happened so soon after our announcement on this issue, I accept on the evidence that there was no malice intended and no bad actors actually trying to corrupt competitive integrity.” ESIC last week issued bans to 35 professional players for betting offences in violation of its code of conduct, with sanctions lasting between 12 and 60 months. Sports integrity In accordance with its zero tolerance policy on stream sniping, it said, and in the interest of proportionality, ESIC has issued Team Vitality with a $10,000 fine, stating that any suspension or ban for the team would constitute a disproportionate and unfair outcome of the review. Over 30 professional coaches were banned from competitive esports in September after they were found to have exploited an in-game bug in CS:GO to gain an advantage. ESIC fines CS:GO’s Team Vitality $10,000 for “stream sniping” violation Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 25th January 2021 | By Conor Mulheirlast_img read more

Pretoria Portland Cement Co.Ltd ( HY2010 Interim Report

first_imgPretoria Portland Cement Co. Ltd ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2010 interim results for the half year.For more information about Pretoria Portland Cement Co. Ltd ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Pretoria Portland Cement Co. Ltd ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Pretoria Portland Cement Co. Ltd (  2010 interim results for the half year.Company ProfilePortland Holdings Limited, trading as PPC Zimbabwe, manufactures and markets quality cement and cement by-products for the construction industry in Zimbabwe, producing up to 1.8 million tons of cement per annum. Established in 1913, PPC Zimbabwe supplies customers in Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia and Mozambique. The company has three manufacturing plants that are regarded as the most modern operations in southern Africa; located in Colleen Bawn, Bulawayo and Harare. The company has interests in limestone mining, and manufacturing and distributing metallurgical-grade limestone, burnt lime and burnt dolomite; as well as the supply of ready-mix concrete, dry mortars and fly ash. Well-known PPC products available in Zimbabwe include SureBuild, Sureroad, Unicem and PMC. PPC Zimbabwe is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Total Kenya Limited ( 2016 Abridged Report

first_imgTotal Kenya Limited ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2016 abridged results.For more information about Total Kenya Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Total Kenya Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Total Kenya Limited (  2016 abridged results.Company ProfileTotal Kenya Limited is the largest oil and gas marketer in Kenya with an extensive network of service stations and fuel depots, liquefied petroleum gas filling plants and aviation depots. The Kenyan oil and gas company is a subsidiary of the global Total Group which is the fourth-largest publicly traded integrated international oil and gas company in the world with a presence in over 100 countries. The company was founded in 1955 as OZO East Africa Limited but changed its name to Total Oil Products East Africa Limited in 1988, making it the first multi-national oil company listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange. The company changed its name to Total Kenya Limited in 1991. Total Kenya Limited has more than 176 service stations, 5 wholly-owned fuel depots and 3 jointly-owned depots, 2 liquefied petroleum gas filling plants, 1 lubricant blending plant and 5 aviation depots. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Total Kenya Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Stanlib Fahari I-REIT ( 2016 Annual Report

first_imgStanlib Fahari I-REIT ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2016 annual report.For more information about Stanlib Fahari I-REIT ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Stanlib Fahari I-REIT ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Stanlib Fahari I-REIT (  2016 annual report.Company ProfileStanlib Fahari I-REIT is Kenya’s first Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) providing investors with a steady income stream and capital growth. The fund invests at least 75% of its Total Asset Value (TAV) in real estate in strategic locations in Kenya. A maximum of 25% of its TAV is invested in cash investments and cash-like instruments. The Stanlib Fahari I-REIT is closed-ended, and its units are listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange. I-REIT’s investment in the direct property allocation includes mixed-use developments, retail shopping centres, commercial offices, industrial warehouses and logistic operations, hospitality, residential, specialised buildings, schools, manufacturing facilities and hospitals. Stanlib Fahari I-REIT is a subsidiary of STANLIB, a pan-African multi-specialist investment company with a presence in 10 African countries. Stanlib Fahari I-REIT is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Equity Bank Group Limited ( Q12021 Interim Report

first_imgEquity Bank Group Limited ( listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2021 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Equity Bank Group Limited reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations visit the Equity Bank Group Limited company page on AfricanFinancials.Equity Bank Group Limited Interim Results for the First Quarter DocumentCompany ProfileEquity Bank Group Limited is a leading financial institution based in Kenya which offers products and services to private individuals and small-to-medium enterprises, and the corporate banking market. It operates in six geographical markets; Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Rwanda, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The consumer division targets salaried customers or customers who receive regular remittances, such as a pension. The SME division provides financial solutions for working capital needs, property development and acquisition of assets. The corporate division targets large enterprises offering products and services that range from equity, mortgage and asset finance loans to trade finance, development loans and business loans. Formerly known as Equity Bank Limited, the commercial bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Equity Group Holdings Limited. Equity Bank Group Limited is listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Nick Mallett – Why Italy fans are the best

first_imgItalian fans – the most understanding out there. Big crowds turned out last November to see Italy’s autumn Internationals. Passionate people who never fail to cheer us on.I want to start by saying this because I think our supporters are not only the best in the world but understand Italian rugby better than anybody. They understand perfectly well that we’re always facing teams that are bigger, stronger and better than us and never fail to encourage us. I’m proud of their enthusiasm.On the other side, there have been questions by the critics about the fact that I’ve only won five of my 31 games with Italy, so I’ve had to remind everybody that I’ve been very successful wherever I’ve coached. I get offers every day from all over the world, and I’m pretty sick and tired of being questioned about the way Italy play and the results we get.Italian Head coach Nick MallettWe’re growing slowly but surely. Those who can’t see that understand nothing about rugby. Of my 31 Tests with Italy, we’ve played an unprecedented ten times against Australia, South Africa and New Zealand, losing by the smallest margin ever to each one. And I’d like to remind those who complain that we very rarely win that we’ve never played a game against a team ranked below us. In fact, we’ve defeated all those squads within our range: Samoa, Fiji and the Scots.Now, on the eve of the Six Nations, I’m feeling very positive. As far as spirit and attitude go, I have the best possible bunch of players. They never give up or lose faith, even if they’re always up against teams that are better than us. That’s the trademark of my teams.Our autumn Tests were encouraging. We lost to Argentina but dominated territory and possession. It was very disappointing, but as a coach there were lots of positives to build on.The week after, we only conceded two tries to the Wallabies, who then scored seven in France. We went through phases and kept possession against the second best squad in the world, but we squandered chances; one particular poor pass denied Tommaso Benvenuti, 20, a simple try under the posts. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Benvenuti wasn’t the only youngster we played that day. ‘Ugo’ Gori made his debut at scrum-half and played very, very well. I don’t think many coaches would have risked playing him in such an important match, given that he had still to make his Magners League debut for Treviso.Against Fiji we probably played the best 40 minutes of my spell. We went from 16-9 down to win 24-16 thanks to eight penalties by Mirco Bergamasco, who is now one of the most reliable goalkickers on the international scene.So there is plenty to be optimistic about. We’ve very good forwards, but in the backs we lack the physical presence and speed of other teams; we’ve no Shane Williams nor Aurélien Rougerie, and that’s why sometimes we fail to score tries. We’re looking to put it right.This article appeared in the March 2011 issue of Rugby World Magazinecenter_img Do you want to buy the issue of Rugby World in which this article appeared? Back Issues Contact John Denton Services at 01733-385-170 visit perhaps you’d like a digital version of the magazine delivered direct to your PC, MAC or Ipad? If so click here.last_img read more

District opens new temporary parking area at Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive…

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 From the St. Johns River Water Management DistrictThe St. Johns River Water Management District has created interim parking and a new small gate at the entrance of the Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive to allow pedestrian and bicycle access to the recreational Loop Trail as Orange County upgrades its Magnolia Park amenities.The temporary parking area is located on City of Apopka property to the immediate right of the Wildlife Drive entrance at 2850 Lust Road, Apopka. The District reminds drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists to always share the road.Remember to share the road. Cyclists and hikers will be using the Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive entrance to access the Loop Trail while Orange County upgrades Magnolia Park.Construction of the new Magnolia Park Eco-tourism Center has resulted in the temporary closure of one of several access points to the Loop Trail. Information about the construction can be found here.Other entrances to the Lake Apopka North Shore are:Green Mountain Scenic Overlook and Trailhead, 20700 County Road 455, MinneolaNorth Shore Trailhead at 24600 County Road 448A, Mount DoraClay Island Trailhead, 22526 Carolyn Lane, AstatulaThe Lake Apopka North Shore levee system not only serves as a separator between Lake Apopka and the North Shore but is also part of the recreational Loop Trail. Following the lake’s edge through the property, the Loop Trail covers more than 20 miles and provides hiking and biking opportunities.The District recently began construction on its Lake Apopka Duda Property Water Storage Improvement Project, which involves raising internal levee heights and constructing hydraulic improvements, such as sumps, culverts, and slide gates. The project will allow additional water to be stored on the property, which will reduce pumped discharges and nutrient loads to Lake Apopka.During project construction, portions of the Loop Trail on Marsh Rabbit and North-South roads will be closed to public access intermittently as needed Monday–Saturday through July. Detours will be posted.To learn more about water quality improvement projects at Lake Apopka, visit Johns River Water Management District staff are committed to ensuring the sustainable use and protection of water resources for the benefit of the people of the District and the state of Florida. The St. Johns River Water Management District is one of five districts in Florida managing groundwater and surface water supplies in the state. The District encompasses all or part of 18 northeast and east-central Florida counties. District headquarters are in Palatka, and staff also are available to serve the public at service centers in Maitland, Jacksonville, and Palm Bay. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSLake ApopkaLake Apopka Wildlife DriveParkingSt. Johns River Water Management Districtupdate Previous articleApopka gardeners can celebrate Plant of the Month: PlumbagoNext article‘Woman in Motion’ historic movie on Star Trek star, NASA pioneer, filmed in Orlando opens in theaters 1 day only Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Open cattail marsh at Lake Apopka North Shore Restoration Area Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address herelast_img read more

AAA: Florida drivers might see higher gas prices this week

first_imgSundaySaturdayWeek AgoMonth AgoOne Year AgoRecord High Crude oil prices jumped 5% on concerns that global fuel supplies will not keep pace with recovering demandFrom AAAFlorida gas prices face upward pressure this week, after optimism about rising global fuel demand sent crude oil prices to multi-year highs. The price of crude rose five percent last week. The price for US crude (WTI) settled at $69.62 per barrel on Friday, the highest daily settlement since October 2018. Gasoline futures also increased three percent.“Rising crude oil and gasoline futures could drag retail gasoline prices higher this week,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Based on the shift in wholesale gasoline prices, Florida’s state average may rise a minimum of 5-10 cents this week.”Fuel prices are rising as optimism grows over the reopening of economies around the globe, and how that will promote stronger fuel demand. Meanwhile, market watchers are concerned that fuel supplies will not be able to keep pace.Over the weekend, Florida gas prices averaged $2.85 per gallon. The state average is nearly 2 cents less than a week ago, and 3 cents less than this time last month.Pump prices remain 6 cents less than the highest price – so far this year – of $2.91 per gallon, recorded in late March. Visit to view daily average gas prices.Apopka Gas Prices Lowest Gas Prices in Apopka 2.740Shell4914 Rock Springs RdApopka 2.690Walmart Neighborhood Market806 Balmy Beach DrApopka 2.730RaceTrac1102 Hermit Smith RdApopka National$3.051$3.049$3.045$2.941$2.015$4.11   (7/17/2008) 2.720Shell1252 Apopka BlvdApopka 2.750Shell3498 E Semoran BlvdApopka Georgia$2.911$2.909$2.913$2.731$1.787$4.16   (9/15/2008) 2.730BP2685 E SEMORAN BLVDApopka 2.740CITGO1810 Rock Springs RdApopka TAGSAAAapopkaGasPricesTransportationtravel Previous articleNew Florida law requires impact fees be capped, incrementally phased-inNext articleSome cruise lines are sticking to required vaccines for passengers, despite Royal Caribbean reversal Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here PriceStationAddressCity 2.720BP277 E MAIN STApopkacenter_img Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! Florida$2.854$2.855$2.866$2.881$1.900$4.08   (7/17/2008) AAA GAS PRICE AVERAGES(Price per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline) Click here to view current gasoline price averages Apopka Gas Prices provided by The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 2.620Sam’s Club1500 S Orange Blossom TrApopka 2.7507-Eleven1439 W Orange Blossom TrlApopka LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Gas Price Survey MethodologyAAA updates fuel price averages daily at Every day up to 130,000 stations are surveyed based on credit card swipes and direct feeds in cooperation with the Oil Price Information Service (OPIS) and Wright Express for unmatched statistical reliability. All average retail prices in this report are for a gallon of regular, unleaded gasoline. Regional PricesMost expensive metro markets – Panama City ($3.05), West Palm Beach-Boca Raton ($2.99), Tallahassee ($2.99)Least expensive metro markets – Punta Gorda ($2.75), Orlando ($2.78), Tampa-St. Petersburg, Clearwater ($2.79)Find Florida Gas PricesDaily gas price averages can be found at State and metro averages can be found here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more