Category: vqdfo

Colorado sportsbook stakes continue growth in November

first_img Topics: Finance Sports betting Online sports betting Retail sports betting Regions: US Colorado In a month in which the National Football League was in action, professional football was the most popular sport by far, accounting for $88.4m of amounts wagered.  4th January 2021 | By Robin Harrison Colorado sportsbook stakes continue growth in November Colorado’s regulated sports betting market continued its upward trajectory into November, with amounts wagered growing 9.7% month-over-month to $231.2m. After players won back $212.9m – up from $193.3m in October – gross revenue for November was up 5.5% at $18.4m.  Financecenter_img Online dominated the market, accounting for $226.9m – or 98.1% – of handle, and $17.6m (or 96.2%) of GGR. After adjustments such as bonus promotions and the 0.25% federal excise tax on betting handle, net sports betting proceeds (revenue) actually fell month-over-month, dropping 6.9% to $9.0m. This resulted in total taxes of $793,820.04 for the state.  Email Address Read the full story on iGB North America. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterlast_img read more

Access Bank Limited ( Q32013 Presentation

first_imgAccess Bank Limited ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2013 presentation results for the third quarter.For more information about Access Bank Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Access Bank Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Access Bank Limited (  2013 presentation results for the third quarter.Company ProfileAccess Bank Plc is a leading financial institution offering banking products and services for the retail, private, corporate and institutional and non-institutional sectors in Africa and Europe. The company offers solutions for corporate and investment banking, commercial banking, personal banking and business banking. In addition to transactional banking, Access Bank Plc offers cash management and treasury services, project and structured finance, supply chain and trade finance as well as insurance, brokerage services, liquidity management and debt management programmes. The company was established in 1989 and has grown its national and international footprint to approximately 300 branches. Access Bank Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Access Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Zenith Bank PLC ( Q12016 Presentation

first_imgZenith Bank PLC ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2016 presentation results for the first quarter.For more information about Zenith Bank PLC ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zenith Bank PLC ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zenith Bank PLC (  2016 presentation results for the first quarter.Company ProfileZenith Bank Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services for the personal, commercial, corporate, private and investment banking sectors. The company also offers non-banking services such as foreign exchange, treasury, trade services and cash management services. Its full-service offering ranges from transactional accounts, savings accounts and deposits to short term investment funds, association accounts, personal funds management, funds transfer service and import letters of credit. Established in 1990 and formerly known as Zenith International Bank Limited, the company changed its name to Zenith Bank Plc in 2004. The company has three subsidiaries: Zenith Bank (Ghana) Limited and Zenith Bank (Sierra Leone) and Zenith Bank (Gambia) Limited. It has representative offices in South Africa and The People’s Republic of China. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Zenith Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Quality Beverages Limited ( 2019 Annual Report

first_imgQuality Beverages Limited ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about Quality Beverages Limited reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations visit the Quality Beverages Limited company page on AfricanFinancials.Quality Beverages Limited Annual Report DocumentCompany ProfileQuality Beverages Limited bottles and distributes soft drinks and non-carbonated beverages. The company manufactures and distributes Pepsico brands for the Mauritian territory and operates as a subsidiary of Currimjee Jeewanjee and Co. Limited. Quality Beverages Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius’ Development and Enterprise Market.last_img

PBS newscaster Gwen Ifill has died

first_img Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Gwen Ifill, the veteran journalist and newscaster who co-anchored “PBS NewsHour,” has died, PBS said today.Gwen IfillIfill, 61, broke gender and racial barriers and became a role model for journalists across the country. She had been battling endometrial cancer while covering this year’s presidential election.PBS said in a statement that she died Monday “surrounded by family and friends.”“Gwen was one of America’s leading lights in journalism and a fundamental reason public media is considered a trusted window on the world by audiences across the nation,” Paula Kerger, the PBS president and CEO, said.“She often said that her job was to bring light rather than heat to issues of importance to our society,” Kerger said.Ifill, who worked at The Washington Post, The New York Times and NBC News, became moderator of PBS’s “Washington Week in Review” in 1999. She was tapped to be the co-anchor of the “NewsHour” in 2013. Ifill and co-anchor Judy Woodruff were the first women to jointly lead a national nightly news broadcast.Ifill also moderated the 2004 and 2008 vice-presidential debates, as well as a 2016 Democratic primary debate.“I think we’re all diminished without Gwen,” CNN’s Gloria Borger, a longtime friend of Ifill’s, said after the news of Ifill’s passing was announced.Borger recalled that Ifill’s “preparation for those debates was stunning.”“She was such a role model for me, and for so many people,” CNN’s Nia-Malika Henderson said.“We all loved her,” CNN’s Jamie Gangel said, remembering Ifill as smart, funny and fearless.Ifill was a pioneer for women and for African Americans in journalism, becoming the first African American woman to host a major political talk show when she took the helm at “Washington Week in Review.” TAGSGwen IfillPBS Previous articleEmerald Palm Restaurant holds Grand Opening this weekNext articleHeroes will be made this holiday season Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Please enter your name herelast_img read more

Opposition newspaper editor freed, but banned from journalism

first_img October 30, 2020 Find out more September 7, 2017 Opposition newspaper editor freed, but banned from journalism February 5, 2021 Find out more News Organisation Regional newspaper editor harassed after investigating real estate scandal to go further Credit: Nurbek Tusiphkan (RFE/RL) RSF_en KazakhstanEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists Judicial harassmentEconomic pressureImprisonedFreedom of expression Receive email alerts KazakhstanEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists Judicial harassmentEconomic pressureImprisonedFreedom of expression Follow the news on Kazakhstan Help by sharing this information News Reporters prevented from covering Kazakh parliamentary elections News January 15, 2021 Find out more Kazakh opposition journalist Zhanbolat Mamay was finally released today but was sentenced to a three-year restriction on his movements and a three-year ban on working as a journalist after being convicted on a trumped-up money-laundering charge. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) regards the sentence as a politically-motivated attempt to silence one of Kazakhstan’s few remaining critical voices. The editor of the opposition newspaper Tribuna/Sayasi Kalam, Mamay was arrested on 10 February on a charge of laundering funds that were allegedly embezzled by Mukhtar Ablyazov, a government opponent and former owner of the BTA bank, who now lives in exile. The Almaty court found him guilty although the prosecution’s case was extremely flimsy. The seven months he spent in prison will be deducted from the three years of being banned from working as a journalist and forced to remain within the municipality where he resides. The court also sentenced him to 120 hours of community work and ordered the confiscation of his assets. The verdict was even more surprising after the judge himself, in his conclusions, said he had found no evidence of money-laundering. The decisive factor was clearly Tribuna/Sayasi Kalam, one of the few media outlets that still criticized the regime. It was forced to close after Mamay’s arrest. “Once again, the Kazakh judicial system has shown itself to be the regime’s loyal right-hand man when it comes to gagging the few remaining critics,” said Johann Bihr, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. “We are obviously relieved that Zhanbolat Mamay has been released from prison, where he should never have been, but it is outrageous that he has been banned from journalism and reduced to penury. We condemn this baseless verdict, the outcome of a trial whose political intentions were clear from the start.” In the trial that began on 18 August, former Ablyazov associate Zhaksylyk Zharimbetov recognized having been one of Tribuna/Sayasi Kalam’s main sponsors. But, while acknowledging that Ablyazov had encouraged him, he insisted that he did it on his own initiative and used his own funds. Mamay confirmed that he accepted Zharimbetov’s help in order to cope with the financial difficulties that the newspaper encountered in 2013. In fact, Tribuna/Sayasi Kalam was often late in paying its printers and the salaries of its employees, a circumstance that makes the money-laundering claim even more implausible. There have been very few independent media outlets in Kazakhstan since the simultaneous closure of all the leading national opposition newspapers in December 2012. This dire situation has been compounded by the judicial system’s readiness to cooperate in arrests of critical journalists and bloggers. Kazakhstan is ranked 157th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. Kazakh reporter accuses police of attacking her Newslast_img read more

Fine Gael to seek at least 5% cut in county’s commercial rates

first_img Twitter Fine Gael to seek at least 5% cut in county’s commercial rates By News Highland – October 6, 2010 WhatsApp Newsx Adverts Facebook Pinterest Previous articleGolden Eagle Project reports successful seasonNext articleGovernment secures rebel votes to defeat FG health motion News Highland Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest Google+center_img PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+ Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Fine Gael has said it is to push for a reduction in commercial rates of at least 5% in advance of the Donegal County Council budget.The party has also called on both National and Local Government to act immediately to assist Retailers in the county in advance of the Christmas Shopping period.Councillor Barry O’Neill says the government should introduce, at least, a temporary reduction in VAT, to assist border business compete – and says Donegal Council must play it’s part:[podcast][/podcast] Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitterlast_img read more

Maharashtra Tops On Justice Delivery, Women Constitute Only 29% Of Judges In India: The India Justice Report 2020

first_imgNews UpdatesMaharashtra Tops On Justice Delivery, Women Constitute Only 29% Of Judges In India: The India Justice Report 2020 Srishti Ojha30 Jan 2021 10:31 PMShare This – xThe India Justice Report 2020 announced on Saturday has ranked Maharashtra at the top in terms of Justice delivery in India. The Report has tracked the the progress states have made in capacitating their justice delivery structures to effectively deliver services to all, and has taken account of the latest statistics and situations as they existed prior to March 2020. It has brought…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 India Justice Report 2020 announced on Saturday has ranked Maharashtra at the top in terms of Justice delivery in India. The Report has tracked the the progress states have made in capacitating their justice delivery structures to effectively deliver services to all, and has taken account of the latest statistics and situations as they existed prior to March 2020. It has brought together statistics on the four pillars of Justice delivery : Police, Judiciary, Prisons and Legal Aid. The Report has categorised the States into Large and Mid-sized states which have a population of over one crore each, and Small States, which have a population of less than one crore each. In terms of Justice delivery, Maharashtra has been ranked at the top of the 18 Large and Mid-sized states followed by Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Punjab and Kerala. Among the Small States Tripura has ranked at the top, followed by Sikkim and GoaIn terms of Prisons in the States, Rajasthan is on the top position in the Large states due to better budget utilisation, reduction in the overcrowding in prisons, and more officers, cadre and women staff. Himachal Pradesh showing great improvement has gone from Rank 6th last year to Rank 1st this year in the Small states, due to better utilisation of the budget, no medical officer vacancy and trained prison staff.Karnataka has been found to be the only State to meet SC, ST and OBC diversity quota for officers, and has therefore been ranked Number 1 in terms of Police amongst the Large and Mid-size States. Himachal Pradesh, with its increasing police budget and more women in Police has been declared Rank 1 in the Small states.Tamil Nadu has been declared as the top Large and Mid-sized State, and Sikkim as the top Small State, as far as the Judiciary is concerned. Chhattisgarh has shown a major growth in its Judiciary ranking going from Rank 12th to Rank 4th with more Courtrooms, more High Court Judges, and reduction in the number of pending cases in subordinate Courts. Contrary to this, West Bengal has shown a big drop owing to its lowest national spend, fewer number of High Court Judges and having most number of cases pending for over 5 years in the Subordinate Courts.While its been found that Women comprise only 29% of judges in India, their participation has increased from 7% in 2017 to upto 10% now in Police and from 10% to upto 13% in Prisons. In the last 25 years, since 1995, only 1.5 crore people have received legal aid, though 80% of the country’s population is entitled to.The Report has noted that the per capita spend on Legal Aid has increased to Rs. 1.05 (2019-20) from 75p (2017-2018). There has not been a single large and mid-sized state whose increase in spends on Police, Prison and Judiciary exceeded the increase in overall state spend that occurred in 2014-2018.The average spend per prisoner has increased by nearly 45% with Andhra Pradesh recording the highest annual spend on a prisoner and Meghalaya spending the least.The India Justice Report (IJR) is an initiative of Tata Trusts in collaboration with Centre for Social Justice, Common Cause, Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, DAKSH, TISS–Prayas, Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy and How India Lives.According to Supreme Court’s Former Justice Madan B. Lokur “While ranking states, the Report does not play up one state against another—it merely highlights the strengths and weaknesses of each pillar in each state thereby encouraging internal assessments for introducing positive changes in the delivery of justice. The Report fosters competition between states but more importantly, places the state in competition with itself to provide its people with the best possible justice delivery.”The Report is a result of rigorous quantitative research that analyses all the Pillars through the prism of budgets, human resources, personnel workload, diversity, infrastructure and trends against the state’s own declared standards and benchmarks. It assesses how all the 29 states and 7 UTs have capacitated themselves and, out of them, ranks the 18 Large and Mid-sized states and 7 small-sized states introducing a spirit of competitiveness.Click Here To Download Report[Read Report]Next Storylast_img read more


first_img Comments are closed. NetworkOn 1 Nov 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article This month’s networkIndustry support is vital to NTO effortsThe UK is in danger of exporting its IT industry, with grave consequences. To retain and increase the prosperity of the economy, a dramatic improvementin the availability and quality of technical and business skills among the UKworkforce is needed. The key objectives of the e-skills NTO, as outlined in its strategic plan,are to radically improve the image of careers in IT, improve links betweenindustry and educators to ensure the high employability of the workforce,generate an internationally respected IT qualification and create a populationcompetent in, and enthusiastic about, IT. In the 15 months since its inception, the e-skills NTO has made significantsteps towards delivering on these objectives. Backed by leading organisations,including EDS, IBM, BT Cellnet, Ericsson and ICL, it has developed the SkillsFramework for the Information Age, which provides a map to the skills andcompetencies required in IT and telecoms. SFIA can assist with a range of HRneeds, including individual/team assessment, career planning, skills audit andfuture skills planning. Other projects include the e-skills Graduate Apprenticeship, which providesa flexible training structure combining a degree, soft key skills and ITprofessional competence – based on the national occupational standards set bythe e-skills NTO on behalf of industry – and the Prove You Can Do IT project,which has linked vendor qualifications such as Microsoft, Cisco and Novell withNVQs/SVQs, and showed how they complement each other. Great work is being done to meet the aims and objectives of the e-skillsNTO’s strategic plan, but only with continued support will the UK industry beable to stand tall as an internationally respected technology innovator. Terry Watts Chief operating officer, e-skills NTO How we can fulfil the desire to learn I was inspired by your Editor’s Comment on workplace learning (October). Learning is a deep and powerful human instinct that takes considerableeffort to stifle, but so many organisations seem to manage this! Tom Peters once challenged a group of executives to find out what theiremployees did outside work. He speculated that they would discover that mostare passionate, engaged, creative, enthusiastic, giving, hard-working and smart– apart from the eight hours when they are at work! People want to learn. They want to grow. Most of all they want to do a goodjob. They want to help their organisation/employer perform better. Training, learning, education, personal development, coaching are the oxygenof ideas. Managers can provide the light necessary for ideas to grow. My top tips for creating an enthusiasm for learning? – Give recognition to those who learn – Managers should lead by example but workplace peers are powerful rolemodels – Encourage diversity in learning. Creativity often comes from the mostunexpected sources – Managers should be valued by the value they add to their people. David Exeter A Die-Hard Learning Evangelist Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Alignment and motivation are vital

first_img Comments are closed. To successfully implement e-learning, organisations must align theirlearning strategy to core business strategy, make learner motivation a highpriority and deliver quick wins in the implementation process. These were just some of the key findings of a study by e-learning providerLaura Overton Associates, which seeks to identify the common business factorsthat help sustain successful e-learning within an organisation. The Linking Learning to Business report, reviewed the e-learning activity of15 organisations across a number of sectors, including IT, telecommunications,financial services, manufacturing, retailing and government. Some 90 per cent of respondents said e-learning is recommended to co-workers,91 per cent said that following an e-learning programme they were able to usepoints learned in their day-to-day work and 75 per cent that it gives themcontrol of their own development. “For the past 18 months, we have heard much of how e-learning has failedto live up to its long-term promise, which has rightly left organisationscautious,” said principal researcher Laura Overton. “In the meantime,there are many businesses have successfully deployed e-learning oversignificant periods of time and have found ways of engaging learners and thebusiness in that process.” The study is published by Bizmedia (e-mail [email protected] for details) and asummary report is available online. Related posts:No related photos. Alignment and motivation are vitalOn 1 Mar 2004 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more