“This launch includes the full integration of the Alfabet team into our international business hub in Malta and marks our first entry into a regulated Latin American state,” William Hill chief executive Ulrik Bengtsson said. Tags: William Hill Alfabet Sports betting The launch marks William Hill’s first roll out in the Latin American market. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter William Hill launches in Colombia following Alfabet acquisition The new WilliamHill.co brand will operate via Alfabet’s existing licence in the country, which covers online gaming and sports betting. The deal set out that Btobet would provide its player account management platform and sportsbook software to William Hill in the Colombian market. Gambling operator William Hill has gone live in Colombia following its acquisition of a majority stake in Alfabet in the country late last year. Email Address William Hill took a majority holding in Alfabet in December and has now rebranded the existing BetAlfa.co sportsbook brand as WilliamHill.co to establish a presence in Colombia. 25th May 2021 | By Robert Fletcher “We are delighted to have the Alfabet team join our international team and excited by the opportunity to deliver a very competitive product and safe player experience under the William Hill brand in Colombia.” Regions: Colombia Upon announcing the acquisition deal, William Hill also revealed it had also brokered a new, Colombia-facing partnership with Btobet, the sportsbook technology provider acquired by Aspire Global in October last year. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Last month, Caesars Entertainment finalised its acquisition of William Hill. Caesars had previously that the target of the deal was William Hill’s US betting business and technology, with the remainder of the operator’s assets, including its UK arm, set to be sold. Topics: Sports betting Online sports betting
Standard Group Limited (SGL.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2011 abridged results.For more information about Standard Group Limited (SGL.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Standard Group Limited (SGL.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Standard Group Limited (SGL.ke) 2011 abridged results.Company ProfileStandard Group Limited is a major publishing and broadcasting company in Kenya with interests in print, radio and TV and digital media. Well-known brands include The Standard newspaper; the second-largest national newspaper and the flagship product of the publishing group; Kenya Television Network (KTN), a private, independent TV station; KTN News, a 24-hour news channel; Bamba TV; operated via Lancia Digital Broadcasting and offering international and local channels; Radio Maisha, a radio station offering listeners a wide selection of news, entertainment and current affairs programmes; The Nairobian, a leading weekly newspaper; Standard Digital, a leading online publishing platform; Think Outdoor, an outdoor advertising agency placing billboards in strategic sites. The company was founded in 1902 and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. The Standard Group Limited is a subsidiary of S.N.G Holdings Limited. Standard Group Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Events Giving/Philanthropy Research / statistics All charities are provided with full marketing materials to promote the event as well as their own branded full colour event brochures. Skyline also deal with all participants from the time they book through to the completion of the trip leaving charities to concentrate on recruiting participants to take part on their behalf. Skyline’s next Open Overseas Challenges are Treks in China and Peru and take place in October 2004. They have recently launched their 2005 Overseas Events programme.Participants pay a booking deposit of £299 to secure their place and have to raise a minimum of £2,600 of which each charity is guaranteed 50% at £1,300. All flights, accommodation, transfers, food and all tour costs are included.The 10 charities which benefited from the first multi-charity event were Alzheimers Society, BASIC (Brain and Spinal Injury Charity), CLAPA (Cleft Lip and Palate Association), Fair Havens Hospice, Henshaw’s Society for the Blind, Linda McCartney Cancer Centre, Nightingale House Hospice, Quarriers, RNIB, and Royal Marsden Cancer Campaign. Howard Lake | 11 June 2004 | News The first international multi-charity challenge event by events specialist Skyline has just been completed.Ten charities benefited from the event which saw a total of 31 participants cycling over 470km in China from the Great Wall to Tiananmen Square. Sponsorship for the event is still being received in but Skyline are confident the total will exceed £100,000.Skyline say that they introduced their Open Overseas packages to make these events as easy as possible to take part in. They are open to all UK charities and charities can have as little as one person take part on their behalf per trip. 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. 10 charities benefit from Skyline’s first international multi-charity event 34 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
Howard Lake | 17 December 2010 | News The Big lottery Fund in Northern Ireland has launched a new funding programme worth £10 million aimed at reducing harm caused by alcohol misuse.Funding will be made available to statutory, voluntary and community organisations for a range of projects. The programme will be run in conjunction with the Public Health Agency, each of the five Northern Ireland Health and Social Care Trusts and their partners.The grants will be distributed in two ways. £7 million will be allocated to the Health and Social Care Trusts to allow them to work with voluntary and community organisations to deliver portfolios of projects, over four years, within their Trust area.Portfolios will be made up of different individual projects, usually delivered at a number of locations, which together will form a cohesive strategy to deliver the programme outcome.The responsibility for developing a portfolio of projects is with the Health and Social Care Trusts, which will identify organisations that will meet the programme outcomes.A further £3 million in direct grants will be made to voluntary and community sector organisations to run projects across Northern Ireland. Projects must take place in more than one of the Health and Social Care Trust areas.There are a number of key dates in relation to the programme:* Northern Ireland-wide strand stage one application forms and ./guidance notes to organisations by Monday 16 May 2011.* These applications must be completed and returned by noon on Monday 14 November 2011.* Big Lottery will then let applicants know by May 2012 if they are inviting them to submit a stage two application.* If invited to stage two, applicants will be offered a development grant. Second stage applications need to be in by 16 January 2013In addition, each Health and Social Care Trust has received a development proposal form in the Impact of Alcohol portfolio grants application pack. The deadline for returning the completed forms is noon on Friday 14 January 2011. Big Lottery will let applicants know the outcome of their application by March 2011. The Health Trusts will work with stakeholders to determine their priorities and how best to meet them and portfolio applications will need to be with Big Lottery by 3 October 2011www.biglotteryfund.org.uk Lottery in N Ireland opens £10 million programme Tagged with: Big Lottery Fund Funding Northern Ireland AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 29 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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.
10 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis How KCOM chooses its charity of the yearThe next employee vote for the company’s charity of the year takes place in March 2014, with the new charity being revealed on 1 April 2014.Nominations are open from 1 November 2013 up to 31 January 2014.To be eligible, organisations must be a registered charity in the UK, serve a national audience with a strong regional presence near to KCOM’s major offices, and be a small to medium-sized charity “so that the contribution made by us can make a real difference”. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Employees at network communications company KCOM Group have raised £60,000 in the past year for its charity partner, children’s medical research charity Sparks.This brings the total raised by the company for its charity partners of the past seven years to over £300,000. Each new charity partner is voted for by employees and the organisation supports them for two years.Julian Hare, Senior Corporate Partnerships Manager at Sparks, said: “The partnership with KCOM Group has been a great one. They’ve come up with so many different and creative ways to fundraise, such as their Charity Golf Day, swimming across the River Humber and taking part in the Great North Run. They are already well on their way to reaching their £100,000 target, which will really help us and our key research areas.” Advertisement They must also have the ability to appoint a dedicated account manager to support the company’s team of internal charity champions nationwide. Howard Lake | 17 April 2013 | News KCOM Group raises 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.
DSC trustee & former Charity Commissioner warns charging charities won’t solve Commission’s issues Melanie May | 9 August 2018 | News 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: Charity Commission Directory of Social Change 136 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Directory of Social Change (DSC) trustee Andrew Purkis has written an open letter to the Charity Commission, warning against charging charities to solve its budget issues.With the Charity Commission having seen its budget slashed from £40m to around £21m in recent years and further cuts potentially to come, a levy on larger charities to raise about £7 million per year has been mooted to help fill the gap, with other models of charging also potentially on the table.DSC trustee Andrew Purkis, a former Charity Commissioner, has written to Baroness Stowell expressing his and the DSC’s opposition to charging charities, and calling for how the Commission’s budget is debated and decided within government to be examined instead, as well as Parliament’s participation in the process.In his letter, he argues that the mooted charging models are not the right approach to solve the Commission’s budget issues, and that instead, how Parliament could be given more of a binding say in how the budget is set should be examined.Charging all charities is the only mooted approach that could yield most of the Commission’s budget, Purkis says, but has significant downsides including ‘a perception of dependence on the sector, which could undermine the status of the Commission as acting independently of charities in the public interest’.Charging only larger charities a levy might reduce potential opposition from a majority of the sector (small and micro charities) but he adds: ‘It would be arbitrary and unfair that donors to larger charities would wind up subsidising the regulation for everyone else’.Charging for specific services or regulatory processes also throws up issues he argues, including the sector being accustomed to services from the Commission being available free at the point of need, which would be difficult to change. It could also cause ‘undesirable deterrent effects’ and ‘could drive poorer compliance from those charities that need it most’.In conclusion, the letter states, ‘we [the DSC] believe this whole issue needs to be rethought from fundamental principles. Namely, how can we achieve a sufficient level of predictable funding to support the Charity Commission’s vital work, in a way that enhances rather than risks its independence, and which is fair to charities (and their distinctive role in society) and the donating public? Unfortunately, none of the options presented above provide a good answer to that question.’On publication of the letter, Jay Kennedy, DSC Director of Policy and Research said:“It’s increasingly clear that the Charity Commission is not adequately resourced to meet the regulatory challenges it faces. However, there are serious downsides to any proposal where significant parts of its budget are derived from charities. Not least because introducing a levy or charges would be the thin end of the wedge – the more money is raised, the more the Treasury will cut. There are good reasons why the Charity Commission answers to Parliament not a Minister or the government of the day – because its independence is critical. We need to explore ways of giving Parliament more of a binding say in how its budget is determined. This could give the Commission more and potentially more stable funding in future.” 135 total views, 1 views today Advertisement
Led by oppressed youth, a working-class revolt has erupted, initially over the police lynching of George Floyd. It needs and deserves the unconditional solidarity of organized labor. Unfortunately, what top labor officials have delivered is something much less.GM strikers battle police on Jan. 11, 1937.Consider a recent statement signed by New York City leaders of the Service Employees (SEIU), American Federation of State, County, Municipal Employees, United Auto Workers, Communication Workers (CWA), Professional Staff Congress and the New York State Nurses Association. Overall, the statement is laudable. But these generally progressive union leaders felt compelled to include a caveat that “we do not, and never will, condone violence against police nor property.” (seiu32bj.org)By separating out “violent” protesters from others who are “peaceful,” these unionists have fallen into a trap set by the capitalist media to divide the movement.They admit that the so-called violence has been directed only at police and property. Repeatedly, it has been the police who initiated violence with their attacks on antiracist demonstrators. But those who engaged in self-defense and inflicted damage on hated instruments of oppression — police buildings and vehicles — were the ones castigated as “violent.”To fall for violence-baiting is to embark on a collision course with the long, militant history of organized labor. Since their inception in the late 18th century, U.S. unions have had to engage in class warfare — not always peaceful — with both the owners of private property and the police whose job is to defend it.Flint 1937: Battle of Bulls’ RunAnyone who has studied labor history is familiar with the famous Flint sit-down strike. For 44 days — Dec. 30, 1936, to Feb. 11, 1937 — General Motors workers occupied key company plants in Flint, Mich. They marched out of the plants triumphantly after GM agreed to recognize the United Auto Workers union.Any illusions about police impartiality were shattered on Jan. 11, 1937. Until then the union’s Women’s Auxiliary had been able to deliver food to the strikers inside. But on that day, plant guards blocked the deliveries to GM’s Fisher Body Two plant. Flint police began to surround the building.Supporters picketing outside then swarmed the gate, while strikers inside forced the gate open. Police retaliated by firing tear gas and vomit-inducing gas (from GM’s private stockpile) into the plant. A striker’s wife, Genora Johnson, took the microphone on the sound car and called on the women to charge through the police barricades — which they did.The strikers inside turned on fire hoses and showered the cops with ice-cold water, along with a barrage of two-pound hinges. Outside, pickets overturned police cars. This became known as the “Battle of Bulls’ Run” because of how fast the police ran away.Would today’s union leaders condemn this heroic action as “violence against police” or a crime against property?Although the state suffered a defeat, police brutality continued against the union, not only in Flint but in Saginaw and Bay City. Police looked the other way while vigilantes terrorized union supporters in Anderson, Ind.Donald Trump would have approved of the Indiana governor’s decision to declare martial law and ban public gatherings.Police never a friend of laborWhile the UAW’s battles with Flint’s police are well known, they were hardly unique.In the 19th century police routinely attacked strikes. Unionists, falsely charged in killings of police, faced the gallows. The five Haymarket martyrs, now honored every year on May Day, were executed in 1887 for the death of a cop even though it was proved that they were not involved in it. The same fate befell 19 Pennsylvania mine union organizers between 1877 and 1879. The last two were hanged just minutes before a reprieve was issued by Pennsylvania’s governor.Throughout labor history, one finds innumerable accounts of cops engaging in anti-union violence. Police viciously attacked unarmed pickets during the 1994 Staley strike in Decatur, Ill., as well as the 1995 Detroit newspaper strike, to name a few examples. They arrested and harassed UAW members during last year’s strike against GM.These uniformed goons have been, and always will be, the enemy of the working class and oppressed. They will side with the bosses whenever we organize and strike.It is time for organized labor to remember its history, break with phony police “unions” and defend the resistance in the streets.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists Receive email alerts March 18, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Iran Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists Reporters Without Borders called on the Canadian authorities to set up an international commission to investigate the death in custody in Iran of photojournalist Zahra Kazemi, who had both Canadian and Iranian citizenship, after the Iranian authorities created a new obstacle to any enquiry by hastily burying her today in Chiraz, her birthplace in the south of the country.Kazemi’s burial will make it “much more difficult to establish the truth” and was clearly intended to obstruct the investigation, Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard said. “A new autopsy would have been needed and no doubt strong pressure was put on Kazemi’s mother to retract the letter the signed on 19 July in the Canadian embassy in Tehran requesting that her daughter be buried in Canada,” he added.The burial took place just a few hours after the Iranian news agency Isna reported that Kazemi’s mother had written to the Iranian authorities asking for her daughter to be buried in Iran. Astonishingly, the mother’s letter was conveyed by a member of the governmental commission of enquiry set up by President Mohammad Khatami. The commission had until than opposed Kazemi’s burial until the enquiry was completed.Reporters Without Borders urged the Canadian government to take the initiative of setting up an international commission of enquiry and to pressure the Iranian government into accepting the commission.”It is clear now that only an international enquiry will be able to identify who was involved,” Ménard said. “The Iranian regime clearly has no desire to shed light on this case and prosecute those responsible for this murder.” The person currently in charge of the enquiry is the Tehran public prosecutor and revolutionary, Said Mortazavi, who is himself under suspicion. According to the commission set up by the president, Mortazavi personally attended the interrogation of Kazemi in the first few hours after her arrest in Tehran on 23 June. Mortazavi is known for cracking down on reformist newspapers for the past three years and having dozens of journalists detained.A total of 21 journalists are currently in prison in Iran, 13 of whom were arrested in the past 40 days. This makes the Islamic republic the biggest prison for journalists in the Middle East. Thirteen of the detained journalists are being held by Mortazavi’s staff and Revolutionary Guards in the same centre where Kazemi was interrogated. These detainees are denied all rights (such as visits from their lawyer and family) and are kept in deplorable conditions. Reporters Without Borders is very concerned about their fate, especially as their relatives have referred to physical and psychological torture in a letter to President Khatami. After the Iranian authorities announced that they had buried photojournalistZahra Kazemi, who had both Canadian and Iranian citizenship, ReportersWithout Borders called on Canada to set up an international commission ofenquiry into her death and to pressure the Iranian authorities into lettingthe commission do its work. News to go further News Help by sharing this information News IranMiddle East – North Africa July 23, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Zahra Kazemi. Call for Canada to take initiative after Iranian authorities bury Kazemi RSF_en Organisation IranMiddle East – North Africa News June 9, 2021 Find out more February 25, 2021 Find out more
Linkedin Pictured was Fianna Fail leader Micheal MartinPicture: Oisin McHugh True Media.AN TAOISEACH Micheál Martin announced current public health measures would remain in place until August 10, with Cabinet deferring the decision for Ireland to move into Phase 4 of reopening Ireland until that date.The Fianna Fáil leader acknowledged the nations “extraordinary effort” in response to the spread of COVID-19 in the previous months noting “every aspect of our lives have come under extraordinary pressure”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Addressing the nation yesterday evening, July 15, An Taoiseach said he and his Government received “very sobering advice” from the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET), that the Reproduction number (R number) “has now risen above ‘1’ in this country”.The five-phase plan originally put in place by the previous Government in May 2020 was accelerated from five phases to four, and An Taoiseach said, “They made it clear that each phase and the indicative date for the start of each phase would be kept under constant review.”Following the advice from NPHET the Government decided Ireland would not be progressing to Phase 4 of the Revised Roadmap for Reopening Society & Business.Mr Martin said, “The priority now must be to get that R number back below ‘1’. By doing so we will give ourselves the best chance possible to fully reopen our schools in late August.It is also a critical step in the process of making sure that essential non-COVID healthcare continues as quickly as possible.”Taoiseach Micheál Martin says that pubs serving food can remain open once they are fully compliant with public health advice. He adds that social visits to people’s homes will be limited to a max of ten people from no more than 4 households |Live updates: https://t.co/lO3UtylU2V pic.twitter.com/TQ93psAjCX— RTÉ News (@rtenews) July 15, 2020An Taoiseach announced that current restrictions in place for pubs, bars, and nightclubs would remain in place seeing them closed until August 10.“Pubs and bars, which are currently operating while serving food, can remain open once they are fully compliant with the public health guidance,” he said.It was also agreed by Government that face coverings should be worn by all customers in shops and shopping centres across the country. With retail staff also being required to wear a face-covering “unless there is a partition between them and members of the public or where there is a distance of 2 metres between them and members of the public”.Changes to social gatherings, with current restrictions remaining in place on mass gatherings.An Taoiseach said there was evidence that “unrestricted house parties have led to a rise in recent outbreaks of the virus” and Government now recommends that social visits to people’s homes be limited to a maximum of 10 visitors from no more than four different households.The current restrictions of 50 people at indoor gatherings and 200 people at outdoor gatherings is being extended until August 10. Institute of Public Health addresses loneliness as a challenge to national health in light of Covid-19 restrictions Mass COVID testing to take place at University of Limerick following fresh outbreak of virus among student population TAGSCoronavirusCovid 19Fianna FáilgovernmentIrelandLimerick City and CountyMicheal MartinNationalNewsTaoiseach Twitter Limerick health chiefs urge public not to withhold information on virus contacts, as they investigate “complex and serious outbreaks” across midwest region NewsHealthPoliticsDecision to enter Phase 4 of reopening Ireland deferred to August 10By Cian Reinhardt – July 16, 2020 248 ‘Everything tells us we are moving forward’ Advertisement Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Covid antibody testing opens to public at Shannon Airport Facebook Government announces phased easing of public health restrictions Print Previous articleMillions on offer to bring Limerick back to workNext articleClub Limerick to host their 10th Annual Golf Event next month Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected]
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