EGBA hits out at Italian ad ban

first_img Maarten Haijer has blasted Italy’s gambling advertising ban as “counterproductive” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 6th July 2018 | By contenteditor Maarten Haijer, the secretary general of the European Gaming and Betting Association, has blasted Italy’s blanket ban on gambling advertising as impractical and “counterproductive”.As reported earlier this week by, Italy’s Council of Ministers has approved a ban on gambling advertising from January 1, 2019.The ban will apply to all gambling-related products and services across all media platforms – including television, websites and radio – and sports clubs will also be prohibited from carrying sponsors from the industry.It later emerged that existing gambling sponsorship deals will only be allowed to run until June 30 next year at the latest, although a final cut-off date is yet to be confirmed.“One of the important benefits of gambling advertising is that it directs Italian customers towards those gambling operators who are licensed to operate and comply with the rules in Italy,” Haijer (pictured) said.“Without advertising black market gambling will increase – with customers accessing websites which are not licensed in Italy and operate outside the regulated framework, including the legal protective safeguards for consumers. No other country in Europe currently bans gambling advertising precisely for this very reason.”The new legislation, dubbed the ‘Dignity Decree’, has already been criticised by industry stakeholders, LOGiCO, a trade body representing the interests of online operators in Italy, and Lega Serie A, which runs the country’s top football division.Haijer added that a ban on gambling advertising will have a significant impact on Italian sports, with operators currently contributing about €120m (£106m/$141m) towards sports teams and leagues in the country every year.“This sponsorship is important to these teams and will be put in jeopardy,” he added. “That is why we have already seen a strong reaction from the Serie A to the proposal.“We would also question the practicality of introducing a total ban on advertising as a result of the cross-border nature of the internet and television. Italian citizens will continue to see gambling advertising, except that those ads will advertise websites that are not licensed in Italy.“We strongly support measures to clamp down on irresponsible gambling advertising in order to protect consumers – but a total ban on advertising is counterproductive to this. The government should instead focus on encouraging responsible gambling advertising which sufficiently directs consumers to the regulated operators and at the same time does not entice problem gamblers or young people to gamble.” EGBA hits out at Italian ad ban Legal & compliancecenter_img Topics: Legal & compliance Sports betting Regions: Europe Southern Europe Italy Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more

BOS claims black market will “rejoice” at proposed deposit cap extension

first_img“The restrictions raise the thresholds for licensed gaming, and in other words, lower the threshold for Swedish consumers choosing [unlicensed games].” Hoffstedt (pictured) said. The restriction, which applies only to online casino games, came into effect in July 2020, and was set to last until the end of the year. It was later extended until June 2021. Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Social responsibility Casino regulation Online casino Compliance Legal Licensing Regulation Problem gambling Responsible gambling BOS chair Gustaf Hoffstedt cited difficulties in consumer protection between the regulated and unregulated sectors and the potential rise in users playing unlicensed games as the body’s reasons for rejection. Gustaf Hoffstedt “We already have a problematic level of approximately 25% leakage when it comes to online casino, and with these governmental measures it will only get worse.” Last month regulator Spelinspektionen called for clarification on the deposit cap in its own consultation response, after the Administrative Court in Linköping overturned sanctions against Kindred regarding a loophole with the cap. The proposed extension was announced last month due to the rate of Covid-19 in Sweden. BOS claims black market will “rejoice” at proposed deposit cap extension “It is only the black market that has reason to rejoice at the government’s proposal for continued restrictions for Swedish-licensed gambling companies.” Hoffstedt had concerns about the unlicensed gaming market since the weekly deposit cap was introduced last year, telling iGB: “I am very concerned over the fact that this will accelerate the leakage from the Swedish licensing system to unlicensed sites.”center_img Tags: Spelinspektionen Branschföreningen för Onlinespel Sweden’s online operator association Branschföreningen för Onlinespe (BOS) has again hit out at the Swedish government’s proposal to extend the country’s restrictions on online gambling including a SEK5,000 (£428/€476/$540) weekly deposit cap to November 14 2021. Email Address 4th May 2021 | By Marese O’Hagan The consultation period closed on May 3. Casino & games Regions: Europe Sweden AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletterlast_img read more

Rogers & Co Ltd ( HY2014 Interim Report

first_imgRogers & Co Ltd ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the half year.For more information about Rogers & Co Ltd ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Rogers & Co Ltd ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Rogers & Co Ltd (  2014 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileRogers & Co Limited is an international and investment services company  headquartered in Mauritius, that primarily focuses on operations in four markets which are, financial tech, hospitality, logistics and property where the company provides services such as fiduciary, outsourcing, and consulting services, such as tax advisory, captive insurance management, fund administration, and actuarial services, technology services, including integrated business solutions, cloud computing, unified communications and collaboration, and mobile and converged connectivity services and financial services. Rogers & Co Limited operates through the following segments, aviation, financial services, hospitality, logistics, property, real estate and agribusiness, technology, corporate office, and corporate treasury. Rogers & Co limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Everyclick in finals of Daily Telegraph Business Personality Awards gives 50% of its gross revenue to the charities its users choose. There is no cost to the user or the charity and the website enables users to select their favorite charity from the 170,000 that are registered in the UK.Polly Gowers, CEO of, said: “We are determined to turn the internet into a sustainable fundraising mechanism for any charity. Every internet user has the potential to revenue for the charity of their choice just by changing the way they search.” has already raised over £120,000 for charity and estimates that, at the current rate of growth, this could exceed £1 million by the end of 2007.Other finalists for this award include Sir John Harvey-Jones, Peter Birch, John Bird and inventors James Dyson and Trevor Bayliss. Howard Lake | 25 January 2007 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis, the search engine that helps charity, is one of the finalists for The Jaeger-LeCoultre Daily Telegraph Business Personality of the Year Awards 2006.Damian Reece, the City Editor of The Daily Telegraph said: “We were looking for people who had left the comfort zone of a salaried position to start their own business or who had overcome disabilities or who were not only generous with their money but also their time.”The founders of everyclick have put their homes on the line to support this fundraising venture. Advertisement Tagged with: Awards Digitalcenter_img Everyclick in finals of Daily Telegraph Business Personality Awards  18 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Childhood Trust match funding helps raise £1.4m for London charities

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 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 Melanie May | 15 December 2016 | News  118 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 The Childhood Trust helped to raise £1.4m for London charities during this year’s Big Give Christmas Challenge, matching £670,602 that was raised by public donations to 53 local children’s charities.This is the fourth year The Childhood Trust has teamed up with The Big Give on #GivingTuesday for its Christmas Challenge to raise awareness of the poorest boroughs in London. Charities supported by The Childhood Trust this year include: Magic Breakfast, which raised £81,989, West London Action for Children (£45,269), Cardinal Hume Centre (£109,712), and Blooming Blossoms Trust, which raised £112,505.Laurence Guinness, CEO of The Childhood Trust said:“Last year there were an estimated 300,000 children destitute in the UK, the majority of those living in London and it is only through the kindness of donors that thousands of disadvantaged children will be able to receive vital support from the 53 charities we’ve funded.”The Childhood Trust also won this years #GivingTuesday competition, which was run by GOOD Agency. GOOD Agency will help the charity develop and deliver communications to raise awareness of the issues affecting children experiencing poverty in London and engage with people who want to help. Advertisementcenter_img  117 total views,  1 views today Childhood Trust match funding helps raise £1.4m for London charities Tagged with: match funding The Big Give The Good Agencylast_img read more

New York: Metro Transit debt makes profits for Wall Street

first_imgTWU Local 100 members outside Manhattan courtroom after judge posthumously cleared union comrade Darryl Goodwin for false cop charges against him.New York — The Metropolitan Transit Authority here is on a collision course for a financial crash. It just approved a $1.9 billion capital project to build a third track for the Long Island Railroad, which mostly benefits suburban commuters and the bourgeoisie.Some MTA board members at its Dec. 13 meeting feigned concern about approving yet another project that may run over cost projections and require borrowing big money. While board members may publicly fret about rising debt to the banks, they aren’t actually fighting on behalf of the working people who use the system.The Second Avenue Subway project broke ground in 2007 with a projected cost of $3 billion. A decade later, it has now sucked up $11 billion — and construction of the line’s second phase hasn’t even begun.These overruns require the MTA to take on more debt. The public agency already owes almost $40 billion to the banks, and has only been making interest payments, instead of paying off the principal. The MTA — with loose fingers in its wallet — might very well be the best customer the banks could wish for.The first subway line in New York City was built in 1904 by capitalist bosses to transport workers who were living farther and farther away from the expensive city center where businesses were located.But not so much good-paying work exists anymore in the city. The evolution of capitalism demands that work be automated to increase “productivity” — yielding profits from more work by fewer workers.“The bosses really don’t need tens of millions of workers anymore,” said Renée Imperato, a disabled veteran and organizer with the People’s MTA. “Why feed us, why educate us and why house us?”And why transport us?People’s MTA fights for riders and workersCapitalism leaves our class with a stark future. That’s why PMTA has sprung up. The original members of PMTA, under the banner of NYC Workers Defense Committee, got involved in struggles around transportation in May. Transit worker Darryl Goodwin had been harassed and wrongfully arrested on May 16 by an on-duty cop, one of hundreds hired by the MTA. The agency supports “broken-windows” policing — the theory that arresting people for minor issues like fare jumping will deter major crimes. However, such wrong thinking will not fix what’s wrong with the trains.Goodwin died Aug. 16 before his trial. His union comrades feel strongly the stress of the arrest contributed to his declining health. Goodwin’s good name was restored Dec. 15, after pressure by Transport Workers Local 100, when a Manhattan judge posthumously dismissed criminal charges against him.While advocating for Goodwin at MTA board meetings, WDC members encountered other militants. Seeing the activism around transportation, WDC members realized they needed to broaden their mission and create a united front. That was how the PMTA was born. Over the summer, the group’s activities included responding to massive delays and derailments in the subways.Determined to fight for the working class, PMTA’s demands include reduced and free fares, the addition of elevators in every subway station to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, more buses and trains per hour, an end to racist policing, and rights and justice for transit workers. While access to affordable transportation is being taken away from New York City workers, Trump signs a bill to spend $700 billion for more wars.Tony Murphy, a PMTA organizer, sees larger forces at play as the 113-year-old subway system crumbles. He told WW: “The MTA board is proving itself capable of only funneling money to Wall Street, the same class forces that are getting billions in tax breaks from the Trump administration.” Murphy added that the MTA board needs to be replaced with a board of workers who ride and operate public transportation.The PMTA has rallied in front of MTA headquarters monthly before heading to the 20th floor of 2 Broadway in Manhattan to voice demands to MTA board members. The next scheduled board meeting is 10 a.m. on Jan. 24.Join us in supporting all workers, without whom this society could not function. A public transit system should be a service, not a business.Varughese is an organizer with the People’s MTA.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Dorsey Partner Shevon Rockett Selected for Leadership Council on Legal Diversity 2021 Fellows Program

first_img Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – April 6, 2021 WhatsApp Previous articleYankees’ Germán talking with teammates about suspensionNext articleHamlin slaps down speculation over JGR’s youth movement Digital AIM Web Support Facebook Pinterest Dorsey Partner Shevon Rockett Selected for Leadership Council on Legal Diversity 2021 Fellows Program WhatsAppcenter_img NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 22, 2021– International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP announced today that Shevon Rockett, a Partner in the Firm’s New York office, has been selected as a Fellow for the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) 2021 Fellows Program. The LCLD is a national organization comprised of general counsels at leading businesses and other organizations as well as managing partners of major law firms. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: Shevon Rockett, a Partner in Dorsey’s New York office, has been selected as a Fellow for the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity 2021 Fellows Program. (Photo: Dorsey & Whitney LLP) “I am delighted to be selected as the 2021 Fellow. I look forward to the extraordinary opportunity this year will bring to network and build new skills,” said Ms. Rockett. The LCLD Fellows Program is designed to connect high-potential attorneys with General Counsel and Managing Partners from preeminent organizations for a year-long, multi-tiered professional development series. The Fellows Program offers a unique value to leadership-oriented, mid-career attorneys because of the exclusive opportunities to network with and learn from the top leaders in the legal field, during the Program and into the future. “I am pleased that Shevon has agreed to be the 2021 LCLD Fellow,” noted Bill Stoeri, Managing Partner of Dorsey & Whitney. “We are proud that our lawyers participate in LCLD, which supports the advancement of attorneys who show strong potential for leadership and are committed to fostering diversity within their organizations. As a Firm, we recognize the value of developing and retaining diverse and inclusive teams.” Founded in 2009, LCLD is a growing organization of more than 320 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners who are personally committed to creating a more diverse and inclusive legal profession. The LCLD Fellows Program, which has trained more than a 1,600 mid-career attorneys since 2011, is one of LCLD’s most important initiatives. For information, visit About Dorsey & Whitney LLP Clients have relied on Dorsey since 1912 as a valued business partner. With locations across the United States and in Canada, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region, Dorsey provides an integrated, proactive approach to its clients’ legal and business needs. Dorsey represents a number of the world’s most successful companies from a wide range of industries, including leaders in banking & financial institutions, development & infrastructure, energy & natural resources, food, beverage & agribusiness, healthcare and technology, as well as major non-profit and government entities. View source version on CONTACT: Jeri Longtin-Kloss 612.492.5315 [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA NEW YORK INDUSTRY KEYWORD: CONSULTING LEGAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES HUMAN RESOURCES SOURCE: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/22/2021 02:08 PM/DISC: 02/22/2021 02:08 PM Pinterest TAGS  Twitter Local NewsBusiness Twitterlast_img read more

USS John C. Stennis Welcomes Aboard Joint Chiefs of Staff

first_img USS John C. Stennis Welcomes Aboard Joint Chiefs of Staff View post tag: Staff View post tag: Navy View post tag: Stennis View post tag: News by topic View post tag: USS Back to overview,Home naval-today USS John C. Stennis Welcomes Aboard Joint Chiefs of Staff View post tag: John The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff visited the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) Dec. 13 as part of a USO Holiday Tour.Gen. Martin Dempsey met with Stennis leadership, observed daily operations, and addressed the crew during an all-hands call in the hangar bay about the importance of Stennis’ presence in the Arabian Gulf.“It was a distinct privilege to bring the USO Holiday Tour to the John C. Stennis Sailors,” said Dempsey. “All of the entertainers joined me in saying thank you to the Sailors of Stennis for their magnificent service and sacrifice for our nation. We are proud of these great Sailors and their families today, through the holidays and always.”The USO holiday show featured six-time USO performer and country singer Kellie Pickler, comedian Ilizia Shlesinger, Washington Nationals pitchers Ross Detwiler and Craig Stammen, and Washington Capitals forward Matt Hendricks.Aerographer’s Mate 2nd Class Kristen Leonhardt, from Huntington, Ind. said the visit was positive reinforcement from senior military leadership about the significance of Stennis’ mission in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations.“It reminded me that my service is important and of how proud I am to serve,” said Leonhardt.After the performance, Sailors had a chance to meet with Dempsey and the entertainers in the hangar bays and aft mess decks.“It was great to see the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff take time out of his busy schedule to come see us,” said Master-at-Arms 1st Class Brandon Weant from Vancouver, Wash.The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group, consisting of Stennis, Carrier Air Wing 9, Destroyer Squadron 21, and guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) are forward deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations to strengthen regional partnerships, sustain maritime security, and support combatant commander requirements for assets in the area.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, December 17, 2012; Image: US Navy View post tag: Chiefscenter_img View post tag: Naval View post tag: Aboard December 17, 2012 View post tag: Joint View post tag: C. View post tag: welcomes Training & Education Share this articlelast_img read more

JCRs unite to condemn Oxford Union after cocktail scandal

first_imgChrist Church and Pembroke also both passed a motion formally condemning the cocktail virtually unanimously. Magdalen JCR’s BME rep wrote an open letter to the Union stating, “The shockingly callous response from the Union has left the members of the college horrified and we believe that it is important that the Union take a stronger stance against racism and racial oppression.”Another letter to the Union, signed by Worcester JCR’s President, Vice-President and Access and Equal Opportunities Rep, said, “We write this letter in solidarity with students of colour within the university, as we are aware of the alienating and damaging effect this could have on members of the Oxford community. We are also expressing our disapproval of the Union’s handling of these events.”At the open meeting, the Union refused to name members of bar staff responsible for producing the posters for fear of prosecution and also said that it was not allowed to publicly detail any disciplinary measures that will be taken against employees, again for legal reasons. When Merrett was asked during the meeting if she would resign as president, she gave no response.The Standing Committee went on to point out that there are weekly debate-themed cocktails, and drew comparisons to an incident in Michaelmas when there was a debate about anonymity for cases of sexual violence and a cocktail called ‘Dark Love’ was made. This was deemed “inappropriate” and vetoed by the then-President. Merrett resolved that “the Standing Committee has for too long not had control over these matters [such as the cocktail themes]. No students were involved in the making of these posters and we are looking to change this.”The President of Oxford Africa Society Simukai Chigudu stated in the meeting, “We were delighted that the Oxford Africa Conference was held here the other week; it was a gesture of goodwill and we feel the cocktail scandal has undone all of this work.”Members of Rhodes Must Fall Oxford were present at the meeting and said in a press release on Wednesday, “Rhodes Must Fall is pleased with the proceedings [of Monday]. The Oxford Union not only recognised its responsibility to address racism within itself, but also in the University and society as a whole. It further acknowledged that its initial apology was wholly inadequate failing to take into account the racist nature of the cocktail.”BME Officer Esther Odejimi resigned after the incident, commenting that she felt marginalised as the President did not consult her after Thursday’s events. Yesterday, the Union issued a statement of apology towards Odejimi and all members offended by the cocktail, as well as resolving to strengthen the mandate of the liberation officers (BME, LGBTQIA+ and Women’s officers) and to host mandatory antiracism workshops.Further motions of condemnation are expected to be proposed at Merton, Balliol and Somerville. When contacted, the Oxford Union declined to comment on the JCRs’ condemnation. The Oxford Union has been criticised in motions passed by the JCRs of at least nine colleges following the ‘Colonial Comeback’ cocktail scandal last Thursday.The Union held an open meeting on Monday morning to agree on an appropriate response, to which members of societies including Oxford University African and Caribbean Society, the Oxford University Africa Society, Rhodes Must Fall Oxford, the Oxford Pan-Afrikan Forum and the Black Students’ Union were invited to attend.The meeting was chaired by President Olivia Merrett. Treasurer Zuleyka Shahin proposed a motion declaring that the Union was institutionally racist, which was passed by the Standing Committee, the Union’s highest governing body.Meanwhile, Magdalen, Christ Church, Pembroke, New, Mansfield, Oriel, Corpus Christi, St Hilda’s and Worcester JCRs all condemned the Union’s actions publicly.Corpus JCR resolved to contact OUSU President Louis Trup to request the Union be barred from using OSSL (the student email service run by OUSU), or failing this to request a list of “complaints and offences” be circulated alongside the Union’s advertising emails, as well as organising a protest for JCR Union members.Corpus JCR President Bethany Currie told Cherwell, “Corpus JCR is appalled by the cocktail the Union served and advertised on Thursday evening… Oxford University is steeped in colonial thought and we have a duty to recognise that and actively work to dismantle it. We welcome the Union’s recognition of its institutional racism and its seeking out of racial awareness training… I hope that we all take this opportunity to raise race consciousness and awareness in our own communities as well.”Mansfield passed a similar motion condemning the Union. JCR President Luke Charters-Reid told Cherwell, “We thought that multiple attempts at apologising by the Union were inadequate because they failed to acknowledge what was actually wrong with the cocktail and the poster.”last_img read more

New ABA President To focus On Legal Education Reform

first_img New ABA President To Focus On Legal Education ReformIL for www.theindianalawyer.comThe new president of the American Bar Association is taking steps to begin her work toward legal education reform by appointing members to a new commission designed to help the profession navigate future changes in legal education.Miami attorney Hilarie Bass, who was sworn in this week as ABA president, announced Wednesday her appointments to the 10-member Commission on the Future of Legal Education. The commission, created by the ABA Board of Governors in February, is designed to work alongside the Section of Legal Education and Admission to the Bar to “explore possible changes to methods of training and testing the future generations of law students.” Areas of focus for the commission will include the bar exam, alternative teaching methods, length of law school and other issues still to be identified.The commission will be chaired by Patricia D. White, dean and professor of law at University of Miami School of Law, and will included members from various disciplines within the legal profession. They are:•    David Faigman, University of California Hastings College of Law chancellor and dean•    Horacio E. Gutierrez, Spotify general counsel•    Gillian Hadfield, University of Southern California Center for Law and Social Science director; professor of law•    Hon. Andrew D. Hurwitz, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals judge•    Deborah Jones Merritt, Ohio State University chair in law•    Blake D. Morant, George Washington University School of Law dean•    David Stern, Equal Justice Works executive director•    Richard Susskind, professor in the United Kingdom; IT adviser to the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales•    David B. Wilkins, Harvard Law School professor, vice dean of Global Initiatives on the Legal Profession; Center on the Legal Profession directorIn a joint statement released Wednesday, Bass and Maureen O’Rourke, chair of the council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the bar, said they “look forward to working together to ensure that legal education in this county provides the best possible preparation for the nation’s future lawyers.” In addition to legal education reform, Bass’ presidency will focus on advancing women in the law, establishing a legal fact-check program and addressing the legal needs of homeless youth.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more