24th August 2018 | By contenteditor Belarus confirms online gambling launch date Government to herald two-year transitional period from April 1, 2019 Tags: Online Gambling AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Legal & compliance Legal & compliance Belarus will regulate online gambling from the start of April next year, the eastern European country’s tax ministry has confirmed.Vladimir Mukvich, the Deputy Tax and Duties Minister, said that there would be a two-year transitional period, through to April 1, 2019, when operators would be able to apply for an online gaming licence.He added that he does not foresee a significant number of online casino operators initially as the government does “not see any preconditions for such a trend”.Mukvich also said that the legislation, Decree No.305, would put in place strict conditions for operators in order to protect the country’s population of nearly 10 million people.“This will be done not with the aim of minimising the number of facilities, but to provide maximum protection to the players,” Mukvich said.The bill to legalise online gambling was put forward by the Minister of Taxes and Levies, Sergei Nalivaiko, in July.Earlier this month, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko gave the green light to online gaming by signing the decree into law.Under the decree, the minimum age for online gambling will be 21, with identity checks required.Operators will have to deposit funds into a designated account that will be used to cover any winnings or taxes that would be due if the venture collapses.The country’s tax authorities will also keep a close eye on the operators through a special payment system that will allow transactions to be monitored.Casinos will also have to install surveillance cameras, while punters would not be allowed to lend money to other gamblers.In December, Belarus opted to legalise cryptocurrencies, ICOs and smart contracts amid reports of wider regulation.Image credit: Nuno Godinho Regions: Europe Central and Eastern Europe Belarus Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter
Julius Berger Nigeria Plc (JBERGE.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2019 abridged results.For more information about Julius Berger Nigeria Plc (JBERGE.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Julius Berger Nigeria Plc (JBERGE.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Julius Berger Nigeria Plc (JBERGE.ng) 2019 abridged results.Company ProfileJulius Berger Nigeria Plc is a civil engineering and construction company in Nigeria. The company is involved in the planning, design and construction of major civil engineering and civil works which encompasses office and functional buildings, residential houses, sports and recreational facilities as well as infrastructure such as roads, bridges, railway lines, airports, dams and water supply schemes. Julius Berger Nigeria Plc has business interests in the plants and factories, oil and gas, marine, ports and shipping and power sectors. The company’s pioneer project was the construction of the Eko Bridge in Lagos in 1964. The company’s head office is in Abuja, Nigeria. Julius Berger Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
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See all posts by Zaven Boyrazian The Ferro-Alloy Resources (LSE:FAR) share price continues to surge. Over the last seven days, it has increased by more than 35%. And in the previous 12 months, the stock price shot up by nearly 350%. What’s causing this explosive growth? And should I be investing in this company?The surging Ferro-Alloy (FAR) share priceI’ve previously explored Ferro-Alloy’s business. But as a quick reminder, the company is a vanadium producer. This rare metal is a critical ingredient for renewable energy technology – specifically high-capacity batteries. As the world accelerates its transition towards carbon-neutrality, demand for and the price of vanadium have been on the rise.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The initial surge of the FAR share price earlier in March came after the management team announced the completion of a second roasting oven in its vanadium processing plant. This upgrade allowed production capacity at the facility to increase by 500%. And since vanadium prices are on the rise, this is some exciting progress for shareholders. But as far as I can tell, the growth seen over the past week is mainly attributable to its Balasausqandiq project.Balasausqandiq is a large black-shale deposit that contains an abundance of vanadium as well as other precious metals, including uranium and molybdenum. Mining has yet to begin. But Ferro-Alloy recently made a few encouraging announcements surrounding its progress.Firstly, the company successfully completed the construction of a new power grid. This new infrastructure will supply electricity to the extraction site and should be far more reliable than the original power sources, as well as cutting utility costs in half. Meanwhile, Vision Blue Resources completed its initial investments in the project, flooding the balance sheet with an additional $1.5m of cash. What’s more, Ferro-Alloy is expanding the scope of its feasibility study. While this does mean the investigation won’t be completed until 2022, the potential yield for the site is expected to go up faster than initially projected.Needless to say, this is very positive news for a young resources business. So, I’m not surprised to see the FAR share price take off.The risks that lie aheadThe progress made by Ferro-Alloy continues to impress me. But there are still some significant risks to be aware of. First and foremost, its revenue stream is entirely susceptible to fluctuating commodity prices. For now, the value of vanadium is going up due to increased demand and restricted supply. But as other companies ramp up production to take advantage of higher prices, the market may become saturated, leading to a rapid decline. In fact, this is precisely what happened in 2019. 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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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 19 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 11 December 2000 | News Government departments choose charity cards From the annual analysis by the press of government departments’ Christmas card designs comes news that two departments at least have chosen charity Christmas cards. The Home Office’s card is benefiting Victim Support and the Department for Education and Employment benefits Macmillan Cancer Relief.
Winners of 2014 IoF Partners in Fundraising Awards announced 35 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Awards Consulting & Agencies Institute of Fundraising AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The winners of the 2014 Institute of Fundraising Partners in Fundraising Awards were announced last night at a ceremony at the Hurlingham Club in London.The second annual awards recognise the contributions of commercial suppliers to the fundraising sector.Members of the Institute were last year invited to recommend companies that provided outstanding support. A judging panel then produced a shortlist, and Institute members then voted to select winners in the 17 categories.Mark Astarita, Chair of the Institute of Fundraising, said:“These Awards recognise the innovation, excellence and expertise of partners within the charity fundraising sector. Some will be high profile while others provide vital behind the scenes support, but all our winners have one thing in common; they’re magnificent fundraising partners and help charities across the UK raise money for great causes.” Howard Lake | 22 January 2014 | News Multiple winsIt proved a particularly successful year again for Give as you Live, which won the new Award for Most Committed Company to the Sector and Best Digital/Technology Partner (Donor Facing). On Agency also received two awards, for Best Direct Marketing Partner and Best Creative Agency. Advertisement 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. Winners of the 2014 Partners in Fundraising AwardsBest Supporter Care PartnerValldata Services LtdBest Special/Challenge Events PartnerCharity ChallengeMost Committed Company to the SectorGive as you LiveMost Committed Individual to the SectorSir Erich ReichBest Database SupplierHarlequin Software LtdBest Telephone Fundraising AgencyEthicallBest Digital/Technology Partner (Donor Facing)Give as you LiveBest Strategic/Fundraising ConsultancyInternational Fundraising ConsultancyBest Digital/Technology Partner (Charity Facing)iBid EventsBest Direct Marketing PartnerOn AgencyBest Face-to-Face Fundraising AgencyFundraising Initiatives LtdBest New InnovationBarclaysBest Creative AgencyOn AgencyBest Lottery ProviderSterling Management CentreBest Recruitment AgencyTPP Not for ProfitBest Payroll Giving PartnerWorkplace Giving UKBest Giving PlatformJustGiving Explore the awards evening on TwitterTweets about “#pifas14”
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis11 76 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis11 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Tagged with: Awards social enterprise Melanie May | 8 November 2016 | News New Social Purpose category for Veuve Clicquot Award The 2017 Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award launched last week (2nd November), with the introduction of a Social Purpose Award.The new category has been launched to celebrate businesswomen that champion social purpose beyond their core business case. It will be awarded to candidates who share the same qualities Madame Clicquot is said to have had, described as ‘a passion for creating strong, longstanding business relationships, loyalty, and a commitment to business beyond profit’.There are also two other awards to be won: The Business Woman Award, and the New Generation Award, which is for women under 35.The Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award is now in its 44th year, and celebrates the success of business women worldwide. Past winners include Dame Marjorie Scardino DBE FRSA, Anya Hindmarch MBE and Dame Zaha Hadid DBE.This year’s call for nominations is open until Friday 30th December 2016 at 18.00. Nominees must be an official resident of the United Kingdom and the business must be based/operating in the United Kingdom.Julie Nollet, marketing & communications director, Moët Hennessy UK, said:“The Veuve Clicquot Social Purpose Award celebrates businesswomen that maximise benefit through profit, who create a positive impact on people or the environment. This is about shining a light on a new business category, one that has huge relevance today, one that has a social or environmental mission at its core. “ 75 total views, 1 views today Advertisement
Philadelphia Detroit Workers held a National Day of Disruption for $15 and a Union across the United States on Nov. 29, marking the fourth anniversary of the continuing Fight for $15 movement. The most exploited and lowest-paid workers launched this battle in 2012 when some 200 workers boldly walked out at several fast food restaurants in New York City.The movement has gained momentum ever since, as millions of workers struggle to survive on a federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour and on low wages in almost every sector of the workforce. Fight for $15 and a Union now involves workers far outside the fast food industry, including health care, child care and home care workers, airport baggage handlers, other airport workers, Uber drivers, university adjuncts, education workers, bank tellers and numerous others. Many are workers who used to have a decent job, but who are now getting lower wages, reduced benefits, fewer hours or have no job at all.The Service Employees Union, representing many low-wage workers, has backed the movement and poured resources into the national campaign. SEIU members are seen at most demonstrations, along with members of many other unions. Fight for $15 workers have had strong connections that overlap with Black Lives Matter and immigrant rights organizations. Locally and nationally FF15 has broad support from community groups, clergy and faith-based organizations, progressive activists and a few politicians.A Fight for $15 press release states what the struggle has won: “All told, the Fight for $15 has led to wage hikes for 22 million underpaid working families, including more than 10 million who are on their way to $15/hour, by convincing everyone from voters to politicians to corporations to raise pay. The movement was credited as one of the reasons median income jumped last year by the highest percentage since the 1960s.”This workers’ battle is likely to become much fiercer when the anti-worker, anti-poor policies of the Trump administration, which are surely coming, take effect.From sun up to sundownThe FF15 demonstrations began Nov. 29 before the sun came up, starting in the East and moving westward as fast food outlets and other workplaces began opening for the day. Organizers say walkouts and protests occurred in over 340 cities. Disruptions and protests, including strikes, took place at 20 major airports, including Chicago O’Hare and Boston Logan international airports, with hundreds of workers being arrested throughout the day. These mass arrests included 100 people in Kansas City, Mo., 40 in Los Angeles, more than 50 in Durham, N.C., and 34 people in Cambridge, Mass.Following are reports from several cities where Workers World writers and activists took part.In Philadelphia, more than 100 workers and supporters came out in driving rain to demonstrate. Participants included members of the United Home Care Workers of Pennsylvania, Fight for 15 Pennsylvania, Working Educators Caucus of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, National Association of Letter Carriers and Coalition of Labor Union Women. Low-wage workers, other union members and supporters joined in. They marched and chanted from a McDonald’s restaurant in North Philly to Thomas Paine Plaza across from City Hall.After several workers and organizers spoke about their struggle, the crowd walked to a nearby McDonald’s store. They carried placards with slogans and demands like “We won’t back down” and “Stop structural racism and police killings of Black people.”Police blocked off the street in front of the store and eventually arrested 13 activists for “refusing to disperse.”Super-exploited workers speak outIn Rockville, Md., the seat of Montgomery County and part of the Baltimore-Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, political activists and religious people joined unionists to rededicate themselves to the fight for $15 and a union. They gathered outside the Montgomery County Council offices despite rain and fog.Unions with members present were UFCW locals 1994 and 400 and SEIU locals 500 and BJ32. Carlos Jimenez, the new president of the D.C. Metro AFL-CIO Council, spoke briefly.The most poignant remarks were made by several Latinx and super-exploited workers organizing on their jobs. A young Safeway grocery clerk in Local 400 described how poor people shop for food. At the checkout she sees the way they have to put things aside or back on the shelf and the pain on their faces as they see the price has gone up on what they used to be able to buy.A Latina brought the crowd to tears and to raise angry fists. Her landlord raised her rent $100 a month. She and her spouse don’t believe they can make the rent increase, despite working three jobs. Eight dollars an hour is the “best” of their jobs. Now even the small comforts and joys in their life have to go, like the birthday party for their third-grader which they had to cancel.Marchers order ‘Number 15 combo’Low-wage workers in the metro Detroit area staged several militant actions. Before sunrise, an estimated 1,000 workers gathered in front of a fast food restaurant on the city’s west side, blocking a major street and sustaining 39 arrests.Around noon, in an action organized by SEIU Local 1, more than 300 workers picketed at Detroit Metropolitan Airport in support of low-wage airport workers, demanding $15 hour.Later in the day, more than 600 workers gathered at another fast food eatery. They marched past the drive-through window, ordering the “Number 15 combo” as they shouted for $15 an hour.Pastor W.J. Rideout III, spokesperson for D15 as the local Fight for $15 affiliate is known, promised more actions in the coming year. He summed up: “The minimum wage is not enough. People can’t survive off of it. They can’t afford to pay their phone bills, their rent, their lights, their gas. That’s bad that they need three or four jobs in order to survive.”‘Justice can’t wait!’San Diego showed powerful community solidarity on Nov. 29. More than 1,000 people rallied downtown outside the Federal Building and then marched through the streets of the Gaslamp Quarter, a tourist district. The message was “Justice can’t wait! We won’t back down!”Many people, representing a variety of organizations, spoke at the beginning rally. “An injury to one is an injury to us all” was a major theme. Speakers noted, “If one of us is homeless, it is an injustice to all. If one person is killed by police, it’s an injustice to us all.” Many issues were raised in this manner.Indigenous people brought participants up to date on the thousands resisting at Standing Rock in North Dakota. There was a die-in where people lay on the ground while Chris Wilson from Alliance San Diego recited words from Maya Angelou’s poem, “Still I Rise.” It was a profound, dramatic expression of how human lives matter little in a society that places profits over people.As the marchers surged through the streets, mini-rallies were conducted at several major intersections, halting traffic and alerting hundreds of bystanders to the marchers’ concerns. Drummers, led by Ground Zero Players and Indigenous drum circles, drew more people into the streets.The march concluded in the middle of Park Boulevard, with San Diego City College on one curb and a McDonald’s restaurant on the other. The huge throng was slow in dispersing, with spontaneous speakouts addressing political questions and plans for future actions.The National Action Network, Fight for 15, Black Lives Matter, the Alfred Olango family, Alliance San Diego, San Diego 350, the San Diego Light Brigade, Workers World Party, the Committee Against Police Brutality, Unión del Barrio, UHURU, several labor unions and many churches were some of the organizations and groups represented. People Over Profits was one of the sponsoring groups.Joe Piette, Kermit Leibensperger (a steward in Food and Commercial Workers Local 1994 in Maryland), Mike Shane and Gloria Verdieu contributed to this article. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this San Diego, Calif.
Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Iran News March 18, 2021 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders today called for the release of six journalists who have been detained in northern Iran in the past eight days as result of unrest among members of the Azeri ethnic minority that was sparked by the publication of a controversial cartoon.Vahid Dargahi, the editor of the weekly Avay Ardabil, Ali Nazari, the editor of the weekly Araz, and Reza Kazemi, its manging editor, were arrested on the street on 27 May. Their families have received no word of them since their arrest and it is not known what they are charged with.The managing editor of Shams Tabriz, a newspaper that was closed down in 2000, was arrested on 28 May. He had been writing for other local newspapers. His website has been suspended since the day of his arrest.Orouj Amiri and Amin Movahedi were arrested on 25 and 26 May following a demonstration by members of the Azeri minority against the government in Tehran.————————————————————————–27.05.2006 Two journalists held without charge in Azeri provincesReporters Without Borders today called for the “immediate release” of two Azeri journalists, Amin Movahedi, who was detained yesterday in the northern city of Meshkinshar, and Orouj Amiri, detained the day before in the nearby city of Marannd. Their arrests follow demonstrations by members of Iran’s Azeri ethnic minority against the Tehran government.“Absolutely no charges have been brought against Movahedi and Amiri and the authorities have not said where they are being held,” the press freedom said. “These journalists are being subjected to illegal harassment simply for working independently.”Movahedi was arrested by gunmen in civilian dress as he left his home in Meshkinshar (in Ardabil province). The police and judicial authorities know him as someone who is critical of the regime and he was already detained by the intelligence services for three days last December.Amiri, who writes for several local papers, was arrested as his home in Marannd (in East Azerbaijan province) by plain-clothes police who hit him when he asked to see their warrant. They searched his home and took personal documents, CDs and the hard disk of his computer. His wife was forcibly led away for protesting against his arrest.There have been a series of demonstrations in the northern provinces since the official daily newspaper Iran on 12 May published a cartoon of a cockroach asking “What?” in the Azeri language. More than 50 people were arrested during an anti-government demonstration by thousands of Azeris outside the headquarters of the governor of East Azerbaijan province in Tabriz on 22 May.Although the newspaper quickly apologized to the Azeri minority, the authorities have suspended its publication and arrested two of its journalists (see our release of 24 May). The regime is also doing everything possible to prevent the news media in the north of the country from covering the Azeri protests.Hadi Dehghani, the editor of the weekly Saghi, was attacked by thugs on the street. Peymant Pakmeher, a freelance journalist and editor of the Tabriz News website, has been threatened several times. The authorities also blocked access to the site and cut its telephone. RSF_en After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists June 2, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Six more journalists arrested in north following unrest over cartoon Receive email alerts Organisation February 25, 2021 Find out more Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 June 9, 2021 Find out more to go further IranMiddle East – North Africa News IranMiddle East – North Africa News
Newcastle West Gardaí move Facebook Dean of Limerick, Niall Sloane, Grellan Rourke, Senior Conservation Architect OPW, Canon Patrick Comerford, Bishop Kenneth Kearon of Limerick and Killaloe and John McMahon, Commissioner of the Office of Public Works, were pictured with St. Thomas’ Baptismal Font which was returned to Desmond Hall, Newcastle West, from St. Mary’s Church, LimerickTHOUSANDS of infants got their first taste of religion in a baptismal font that has been missing from Newcastle West for almost 60 years.And now the Office of Public Works (OPW) has welcomed the return of the St. Thomas’ Baptismal Font to the town.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The font was originally located in St. Thomas’ Church which was built in 1777 but deconsecrated in 1958 and demolished in 1962. After an absence of nearly 60 years, the font is returning back to Newcastle West and will be located in Desmond Castle, close to the original site of St. Thomas’ Church.“The castle is a complex site and its uses over the centuries have been varied – from a defensive structure in the 1200s to a cinema and community hall in more recent years. The only reminder of St. Thomas’ is the footprint of the building inside the gate and so, the font is very precious both to the National Monument Service and to the town,” a spokeswoman for the OPW told the Limerick Post.The restoration of the font was carried out by OPW craftworkers.Among the more famous people brought into the faith over the font was Sophie Peirce (1896-1939), an early Irish aviation pioneer and native of Knockaderry.She broke the world altitude record for British light aircraft in 1927 and also lectured on aviation. In 1928, she became the first pilot to fly solo from Cape Town to London, one of her most well known accomplishments.St. Thomas’s Church was paid for by William, second Viscount Courtenay but there is little historical information on the font.From the Bishop’s Visitation records, the church appears to have been in a decent condition, but over time fell into disrepair. The font was moved and eventually relocated to St. Mary’s Cathedral and the altar was given to Kilflynn Church, about 50km south-east from Newcastle West.Desmond Castle is one of the main tourist attractions in the county town. Free to enter, it opens between April and September each year.Now home to the baptismal font, the Desmond Banqueting Hall is an imposing two-storey structure and was used by the Earls of Desmond for banqueting and entertainment. The Hall, vaulted lower chamber and adjoining tower were all constructed during the 15th century.The hall and chamber were built on the remains of a 13th century structure of similar size. Its restored medieval features include an oak musicians’ gallery and a limestone hooded fireplace.The baptismal font can be viewed during the castle opening times. Man and woman arrested after Gardaí seize cash and suspected drugs worth more than €28,000 Print Patrickswell women get to the heart of the matter Heartbroken publicans call time on their Covid lockdown Linkedin Free admission to Desmond Castle Abbeyfeale water supply gets the all clear Previous articleI.NY: inspired by New York CityNext articleLove is all around for Mr Marti Pellow Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Twitter Advertisement TAGSfeatureLimerick CountyNewcastle West NewsCommunityVideoHistoric font is blessed to be back in townBy Bernie English – October 11, 2018 1085 Email