now browsing by category
SNP manifesto pledges public inquiry into gambling harms Tags: Online Gambling Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Legal & compliance AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The Scottish National Party (SNP) has used its General Election manifesto to call on the UK government to treat problem gambling as a public health matter, and also urged for the introduction of new laws to help protect children online.In its manifesto for the 12 December General Election, the SNP, led by Nicola Sturgeon (pictured), said that the UK government should tackle problem gambling with a joined-up strategy.The party said it would press for greater devolution of gambling regulation to the Scottish Parliament and back a full public health inquiry into gambling-related harm.The manifesto also sets out the SNP’s support for changes to charity lottery law in order to reduce bureaucracy and maximise returns to good causes, as well as a pledge to push the UK government to prevent minors accessing gambling-style mechanics, such as loot boxes, in video games.Meanwhile, the SNP called for new standards and measures be put in place so social media, gaming and technology organisations fully protect their users, saying the UK is “behind the times” in terms of protecting children online.New measures would include having a statutory duty of care and mandatory obligations to tackle unsuitable content that can lead to self-harm and suicide, sexual exploitation, grooming, abuse and extremism.The manifesto sets out plans to appoint a new independent online regulator, with the ability to take action against those that breach regulations, including imposing heavy fines and blocking access to sites. There was also a proposal for the introduction of age verification on sites that are not suitable for children or have lower age limits.The SNP also said that the government should provide free and up-to-date expert resources to help protect people and support learning about online harm and abusive behaviour, as well as how to report it. This would include providing information for parents to help keep their children safe.To help fund these new measures, the SNP said it would introduce a levy on technology companies. In addition, the SNP would run awareness campaigns to highlight resources available to consumers.The party also used the manifesto to set out how the SNP’s a role in cross-party efforts to reduce the maximum stake on fixed odds betting terminals to £2, as well as its efforts in halting a proposal to delay this from spring to autumn 2019.Last week, Labour also pledged in its manifesto to treat problem gambling as a public health issue should it win the General Election, adding that it would put in place a new gambling act “fit for the digital age”.The Conservative Party also said it would conduct a review of the 2005 Gambling Act should voters elect it into government, while the Liberal Democrats also made a similar pledge in its manifesto.Image: Kenneth Halley Regions: UK & Ireland Topics: Legal & compliance Email Address 27th November 2019 | By contenteditor The Scottish National Party (SNP) has used its General Election manifesto to call on the UK government to treat problem gambling as a public health matter, and also urged for the introduction of new laws to help protect children online.
Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Finance Strategy 19th March 2020 | By contenteditor Finance IG recovers from binary options and CFD restrictions in Q3 Derivatives trading specialist IG Group has reported a 29.4% year-on-year increase in third quarter revenue, marking the business’ strongest results since the implementation of product intervention measures by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) in August 2018.Revenue for the three months to 29 February, 2020 amounted to £139.8m (€149.3m/$161.0m), of which £135.2m came from over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives, as in products traded directly between two parties rather than over an exchange, up 31.0%.During the quarter IG served 101,700 OTC leveraged active clients, with average revenue per client rising to £1,330.This offset a 2.5% decline in exchange-traded derivatives, to £3.9m, while revenue from stock trading and investments fell to £0.7m.This was the first time IG Group reported growth since ESMA called for the sale of binary options to retail investors to be prohibited in July 2018, and placed restrictions on the sale of Contracts for Difference (CFDs) in August 2018.As a result of ESMA’s intervention, 24 regulators in European Union countries banned binary options sales permanently, while 17 introduced restrictions on CFDs.During the quarter, IG Group opened a new client facing subsidiary in Bermuda, IG International, regulated by the Bermuda Monetary Authority.“This investment means that the group is better positioned to capture client demand and simplifies its arrangements with existing international clients,” it explained. “IG International will not offer products or services to residents of any EU country or residents of countries where IG has a regulated presence.”For the year to date, IG Group’s revenue is up 8.9% at £389.7m, with £374.7m coming from OTC leveraged derivative sales, up 9.1%. Revenue from exchange traded derivatives was down 5.6% at £11.7m, with stock trading and investment revenue flat at £3.3m.Core markets accounted for £324.7m of the year to date total, up 2.8%, with a 10.5% increase in revenue from non-ESMA markets (to £123.1m) offsetting a 1.5% decline from territories covered by the authority.The big growth came from IG Group’s portfolio of significant opportunities, comprising Japan and other emerging markets. OTC revenue for this segment has grown 74.2% to £53.3m, and though revenue from exchange traded derivatives has fallen 6.0% behind the first three quarters of 2018 to £12.4m, revenue from significant opportunities is up 51.2% to £65.0m.IG Group did not provide a full breakdown of financial performance for the quarter.Looking ahead, the operator said it had implemented a comprehensive business continuity plan in response to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. All employees can work remotely, it said, allowing the business to continue to provide the best possible service to clients.After seeing particularly high levels of volatility in trading in the last week of February, it continued, this had continued into March. Revenue for the first 12 trading days of its fourth quarter – to 31 May – was around £52m. However, the pandemic made it difficult to provide any projections for revenue in the period.“These are extraordinary times,” IG Group said. “This sustained level of volatility and revenue is unprecedented, and it is not possible to determine how long it will persist or how clients will continue to respond.“In addition, the actions of governments and regulators are not predictable, and the group may face circumstances and events it has not previously anticipated. It therefore remains difficult to predict accurately the level of revenue in the final quarter of this financial year.” Tags: Binary Options and Forex Mobile Online Gambling Derivatives trading specialist IG Group has reported a 29.4% year-on-year increase in third quarter revenue, marking the business’ strongest results since the implementation of product intervention measures by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) in August 2018. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter
Sponsorship “When we began the process of carefully identifying sports betting and digital gaming partners, one of our top priorities was finding unique ways for Ravens fans to further engage with the team,” Ravens chief sales officer Kevin Rochlitz said. Baltimore Ravens sign BetMGM as first gaming partner Tags: BetMGM Entain MGM Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Under the deal, BetMGM signage will appear at the Ravens’ M&T Bank Stadium and on digital media, while the team and operator will work to create branded content for Ravens fans. “We are excited to partner with BetMGM and look forward to the specialized entertainment experience the company will provide for our fans.” Regions: US Maryland Topics: Marketing & affiliates Sports betting Sponsorship Online sports betting AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 19th May 2021 | By Daniel O’Boyle Read the full story on iGB North America MGM Resorts and Entain joint venture BetMGM has agreed a deal to become the first official gaming partner of the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens, after Maryland Governor Larry Hogan signed sports betting legislation into law. Email Address
UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your comment! From Orange County Commissioner Bryan Nelson’s OfficeDebris Pick-upOrange County has initiated its three debris removal and three monitoring contracts. Contract forces continue to ramp up to collect storm debris within unincorporated Orange County from public rights-of-way over the next several weeks. Storm debris should be placed along the County Public rights-of-way for pickup. Roadways, sidewalks, drains, fire hydrants and mailboxes must be kept clear of debris.Vegetative debris sites cannot accept mixed debris. Whether placing for pick-up or dropping off it is important to separate vegetative storm debris (tree limbs, branches, and another organic debris) from storm-related construction debris (shingles, lumber, drywall, fences, etc.) and/or other household goods (appliances). These will be collected separately, and if not separated may not be picked up. Also, NEVER mix household garbage with storm debris.Pick-Up ScheduleA “first pass” of vegetative debris pickup began on Thursday, September 14, 2017, and should be completed no later than October 13, 2017. Vegetative debris (shrubbery, logs, limbs, and stumps) may be picked up before construction debris. Once this “first pass” is completed, crews will return to neighborhoods to pick up additional debris as residents continue their clean-up efforts. Crews should complete all storm-related debris pick-up by November 1, 2017. Bagged yard waste will not be accepted at the Citizen Drop-off sites. Solid Waste (Normal Yard Waste) Pick-UpSolid Waste is continuing with their regular bagged and bundled yard waste pickup. Vegetative debris (tree limbs, shrubs etc.) bagged and/or bundled will be collected during normally scheduled yard waste collection days. Please adhere to the specified collection guidelines. For detailed information please visit http://www.ocfl.net/?tabid=371 or by calling 407-836-5515.Gated/Private Community Property Debris RemovalDebris will only be removed from private property in the case of severe damage, per the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) policy. If the debris is an immediate threat to residents, State or local government may enter private property to remove debris to eliminate threats to life, public health, and safety.Most importantly, Orange County will not remove debris from homes within a private gated community. The County will coordinate debris removal within County rights-of-way. A representative of the community, or the president of the association or the association’s management firm, should contact Orange County by calling 311 to initiate this process. A representative of the County will then respond to the contact, with detailed information on how the process will need to proceed. Once the request is received, communities will be contacted beginning the week of September 18, 2017.The gated/private community could opt to take the debris to a citizen site upon approval by Orange County. A letter will be provided to the community and its contractor specifying the designated citizen site and start and end dates for the debris removal. No debris should be discarded prior to the start date indicated in the letter to the community.A second option would require a County representative and a County contractor to coordinate a visit to the site to determine the amount of debris that needs to be removed. From there, the County’s contractor may provide a time for the community to move the debris to a location so that Orange County will be able to receive it. Residents of MunicipalitiesCounty crews will not be picking up debris on municipal road rights-of-way. Residents of cities and municipalities should contact their city or town hall for debris pick-up information.Commercial Property ResidencesIf residents within a community do not own the property, such as a trailer park, manufactured home community or condominium building, the community is not eligible to participate in this program. These communities are considered commercial and not eligible for debris pick up support.Resident Drop-off (Citizen Sites)County residents may also drop off vegetative storm debris at designated sites from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily. There is no charge to Orange County residents for the use of these sites (proof of residency will be required). The County will not allow debris disposal by commercial contractors or landscaping companies at these sites. These sites may be busy, so please be considerate of others when off-loading debris. Please follow entry and exit signs posted at the site.Citizen sites are located at:Barnett Park – 4801 W Colonial Dr.Conway Water Treatment Plant – 3590 Manatee St.Cypress Grove Park – 290 Holden Ave.Fort Christmas Park -1300 Fort Christmas Rd.Harrell Road – 8503 Trevarthon Rd.Meadowoods Park – 1751 Rhode Island Woods Cir.Northwest Water Reclamation Facility – 701 W McCormick Rd.Rose Place Park – 8200 Old Winter Garden Rd.Across from Renaissance Senior Center – 3800 S. Econlockhatchee Trl.West Beach Park Addition – 9227 Winter Garden Vineland Rd. 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 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here TAGSDebris Pickup ScheduleOrange County Previous articleApopka Burglary ReportNext articleIconic pastor comes to Apopka on a mission to eradicate homelessness Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply
35 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Big Lottery Fund is the largest distributor of Lottery money in Wales. “We hand out nearly a million pounds a week to community organisations and to health, education and environmental projects”.This video features recipient projects and encourages others to apply. 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. Big Lottery Fund: Wales promo video Tagged with: Funding Advertisement 36 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 22 September 2008 | News
Tagged with: Blackbaud Justgiving Technology 215 total views, 1 views today 216 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14 Blackbaud’s fundraising CRM solution eTapestry now integrates with online social giving platform, JustGiving, it has announced.The new integration aims to increase efficiency, with eTapestry connected to JustGiving to enable data from individual fundraising pages to flow into the system automatically overnight, including consent information. It collects data from the person who creates the page, as well as from the donors giving to it, with a specific category for anonymous donors. Events created in eTapestry will also prompt fundraisers to set up their own page in JustGiving. Blackbaud’s eTapestry now integrates with JustGiving Lianne McGrory, Blackbaud Europe Managing Director, said: “We are excited to bring this powerful integration to our customers. Since bringing JustGiving into the Blackbaud family last year, we’ve been working hard to unlock its full potential when working with our solutions, and we’re thrilled for our customers that the integration with eTapestry has launched this week.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14 Melanie May | 11 October 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.
Home Indiana Agriculture News Hoosier Beef Congress Held Over the Weekend Previous articleEPA Awards $400k to Improve Water Quality in Western Lake Erie BasinNext articleControversy Remains with RFS Refinery Exemptions Hoosier Ag Today Facebook Twitter Hoosier Beef Congress Held Over the Weekend By Hoosier Ag Today – Dec 5, 2018 SHARE SHARE The Hoosier Beef Congress (HBC), the largest single state prospect cattle show held in the United States took place at the Indiana State Fairgrounds on November 30th through December 2nd. For over three decades, the HBC has played an integral part in developing a passion for the beef industry and agriculture in Indiana’s youth. For many, it is a proud family tradition as many of the parents of today’s junior participants also showed at this event when they were young.On Friday evening, almost 600 young exhibitors did their best in the Showmanship competition. Over 90 cattle were put through the Breed and All-Star sales on Saturday morning. The Junior shows saw about 1200 cattle sorted over two days by the three judges. The popular HBC tradeshow offered Indiana cattlemen and women examples of the latest in cattle handling equipment, feeds, educational demonstrations and retail shopping.The live streaming of the HBC continues to grow in popularity for those who cannot be there in person. The videos of the 2018 HBC Showmanship and Junior Shows have been archived and are available for viewing at www.waltonwebcasting.com.“It is the work of the HBC committee, the many volunteers and IBCA staff who have made this event so special, for so many people, for so many years.” said Joe Moore, Executive Vice President of IBCA. For complete show results, go to www.hoosierbeefcongress.com.The Top Five Heifers:Supreme Champion Heifer–ChianinaBaily Tomson, Westport, INReserve Supreme Heifer-CommercialHouston Ferree, Sullivan, IN3rd Overall Heifer-Sim SolutionClint Main, Seymour, IN4th Overall Heifer-MaintainerBaily Tomson, Westport, IN5th Overall Heifer-CommercialSpencer Goettemoeller, Winchester, INThe Top Five Steers:Grand Champion Steer-CrossbredHadley Hendrickson, Farmland, INReserve Champion Steer-SimmentalChase Harker, Hope, IN3rd Overall Steer-CrossbredRoss Howard, Monticello, IN4th Overall Steer-CharolaisMaggie Johnson, Churubusco, IN5th Overall Steer-ChianinaCordon Selke, Frankfort, INSource: Indiana Beef Cattle Association Facebook Twitter
printPolititalk 2 8 19 from TCU Student Media on Vimeo. Twitter Linkedin Previous articleAlliance of American Football League gives Diarse a second chanceNext articleListen: Frogflix (Season 2): Episode 3 Michael Rogers RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature + posts ReddIt Michael Rogershttps://www.tcu360.com/author/michael-rogers/ Facebook Linkedin TCU, SMU students collaborate on app for students, businesses Michael Rogershttps://www.tcu360.com/author/michael-rogers/ ReddIt ACT, SAT scores now optional for students applying to TCU in 2021 Facebook Michael Rogershttps://www.tcu360.com/author/michael-rogers/ ‘Unchartered territory’ as Trump impeachment trial begins in the Senate Former President Jimmy Carter hospitalized Twitter Michael Rogershttps://www.tcu360.com/author/michael-rogers/ Michael Rogers What we’re reading: Chauvin found guilty in Floyd case, Xi to attend Biden’s climate change summit What we’re reading: Former Vice President dies at 93, Chad President killed on frontlines
RSF_en to go further Help by sharing this information Organisation News Receive email alerts RussiaEurope – Central Asia News Follow the news on Russia May 21, 2021 Find out more Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown May 5, 2021 Find out more Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruption June 2, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders condemns a six-week-old campaign of harassment of Puls TV, an independent television station based in the southwestern city of Azov, which could force it to close for good.“We are very worried for Puls TV’s future and we fear it could set a precedent that endangers the freedom of independent media in this region,” Reporters Without Borders said. “This case is typical of the methods used in many regions to silence media that stray from the official line. We call for an end to all activity designed to prevent this station from operating normally.”The head of the station, Alexei Sklyarov, told Reporters Without Borders that the harassment began in mid-February, immediately after he agreed to lead the newly-created local branch of the Voters’ League, a volunteer organization for monitoring elections created in the wake of last December’s demonstrations.The day after the league’s creation, Puls TV was suddenly targeted by a wave of inspections. The first was a complaint filed in Azov by someone identified only by the surname of Galchuk, which claimed that the station’s equipment was having a “negative effect” on the health of those living in its vicinity. The Rostov regional branch of the federal communications agency Roskomnadzor immediately ordered an inspection of the building and told Puls TV to provide a number of documents. Two other inspections were carried out the same day by firemen who had an order for the building’s demolition.Although Puls TV has occupied the same premises for 22 years, the building’s owner is now suddenly refusing to renew its lease, which is expires today. Sklyarov said all this persecution must have been prompted by his involvement in the Voters’ League.The harassment comes amid continuing tension resulting from the post-electoral protests. After a number of apparent attempts to defuse the situation, the authorities are again reacting aggressively to criticism.In a separate development, Andrei Kolomoisky, a journalist based in the northwestern city of Vyborg, was charged on 26 March with “inciting extremism and hatred” for posting a doctored video of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on his blog on the website of the newspaper he works for, Vyborgskiye Vedomosti.The video, a doctored version of a speech Putin gave on the eve of the 4 December parliamentary elections, shows him urging the electorate to vote for the ruling United Russia party because of its “empty promises” and because “poverty (…) is experiencing stable growth.” Kolomoisky is facing a possible five year jail sentence. RussiaEurope – Central Asia News March 28, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Independent regional TV station hounded, might have to close News
Home / Daily Dose / Credit Unions are Having Trouble Closing with TRID Previous: Fed Says April Rate Hike is All But Off the Table Next: Why are Millennials Locked Out of the Housing Market? Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Print This Post The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: Closing Delays Mortgages TRID Credit Unions are Having Trouble Closing with TRID Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Scott Morgan Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago While most everyone knew TRID regulations would result in delays, not many expected those delays to be so sweeping. The results of a study released Wednesday by Washington, D.C.-based Callahan & Associates found that a whopping 96 percent of the 200-plus credit union executives the company surveyed across 46 states reported closing delays related to TRID over the past six months.Callahan found a variety of reasons at the heart of the delays. Half cited new lender workflow between title companies and members, as well as refinement of processes of procedures as the primary cause of closing delays. A quarter cited compliance issues related to settlement, systems, members, and mortgage disclosure. Sixteen percent said that their own mortgage loan origination and core processing systems were not fully equipped to handle necessary updates, while 6 percent said their members were unable to provide documentation and other information in a timely manner.Additionally, open-ended survey responses noted timing issues with disclosures, difficulties integrating mortgage origination systems with core processors, and challenges with title companies, realtors, and other settlement agents, Callahan stated.All told, more than half of the respondents said new TRID regulations have added five or more days to mortgage closing, while the average number of days to close, according to respondents is 42. The industry’s ideal average closing goal is 31 days.Despite the delays, the vast majority of respondents said closing issues were generally easy to handle. Nearly 80 percent said they are able to deliver disclosures quickly, with 20 percent saying they deliver three days before the mortgage closing, the absolute deadline for delivering disclosures.For most credit unions, the portfolio and secondary markets are significant origination factors, Callahan found. Eighty-three percent of respondents, in fact, said they originate loans to hold in their portfolio. But more two-thirds also actively originate for sale to the GSEs. A minority of respondents — 11.3 percent — said they solely originate for sales to GSEs. Closing Delays Mortgages TRID 2016-04-06 Scott Morgan Scott Morgan is a multi-award-winning journalist and editor based out of Texas. During his 11 years as a newspaper journalist, he wrote more than 4,000 published pieces. He’s been recognized for his work since 2001, and his creative writing continues to win acclaim from readers and fellow writers alike. He is also a creative writing teacher and the author of several books, from short fiction to written works about writing. April 6, 2016 1,018 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles