Dutch online gaming regulations submitted to official gazette

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regulation In addition, the rules outline the ways in which operators must intervene when a player shows signs of problematic behaviour and sets out various technical standards, such as those for self-exclusion system Cruks. Tags: Remote Gambling Act Dekker said this was because he felt slower implementation would mean a stronger environment of regulation. The rules also state that the processing fee for licences is set at €48,000. 4th February 2021 | By Daniel O’Boyle Earlier versions of the regulations already banned gambling businesses from using individual athletes in advertising in an effort to protect young people, as it said these athletes were likely to be seen as role models. Non-sporting celebrities with particular appeal to young people were later added as well. While the Government noted that some gambling operators may be concerned about the effect these marketing restrictions could have on channelisation, it said that player protection was more important, and argued that channelisation should not be an end in itself but rather was only valuable if the regulated market protected players. Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Casino regulation Online casino Legal Licensing Regulation Online sports betting Sports betting regulation Initially, KOA was scheduled to enter into law on 1 July 2020, with the market to open six months later at the start of 2021. However, in November 2019, the act’s start date was pushed back six months, meaning the market would open on 1 July 2021. In addition, lottery providers are no longer required to engage in addiction prevention courses as other operators are, as lotteries are not required to implement the same intervention policy, so it was determined that the course would be “superfluous”. Among the changes to the regulations following consultation is that bonuses may now be offered to players who do not explicitly opt in to receiving them. In addition, the blanket 60-day restriction on bonuses for players who have received an intervention because of their gambling habits has now been altered so that the length of the restriction now depends on the type of intervention made, with lighter-touch interventions seeing shorter restrictions and more direct action seeing a longer time period in place. As well as this, the regulations also include a ban on offering timed bonuses and a requirement for operators to conduct risk analyses of all their games. Bets on major sporting events such as leading Dutch domestic football, Uefa and Fifa competitions, ATP and WTA tennis, horse races organised by the Dutch Trotting and Racing Foundation or the sport’s European or global governing bodies will automatically be permitted. All other events will require an analysis to be submitted beforehand. The Dutch Remote Gambling Act is set to come into force on 1 April, with the online market set to open six months later. The Dutch Government has submitted the country’s secondary gambling regulations to the country’s official gazettes, adding a ban on using sports teams in advertisements, though sponsorship is still permitted, and changing some rules around bonusing. The regulations, which had largely been submitted in consultations and to the European Commission, set out how online gambling may be conducted in the Netherlands once the vertical is legalised later this year. However, respondents to consultations pointed out that “sports teams are also role models for minors and young adults”, prompting these to also be covered by the ban, with an exception carved out for sponsorship of sports clubs. Dutch online gaming regulations submitted to official gazette Regions: Netherlands Also outlined are certain sporting events on which operators may not accept bets. In football, there would be a ban on offering bets matches in the Dutch third division or lower, matches in under-21 or younger age categories and friendly matches not organised by global governing body Fifa. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter In September 2020, the launch was pushed back again until September 2021. Last month, Minister for Legal Protection Sander Dekker announced a third delay of one further month. Email Addresslast_img read more

Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe (LACZ.zw) 2009 Annual Report

first_imgLafarge Cement Zimbabwe (LACZ.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2009 annual report.For more information about Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe (LACZ.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe (LACZ.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe (LACZ.zw)  2009 annual report.Company ProfileLafarge Cement Zimbabwe manufactures and distributes cement and allied products for the building industry. Formerly known as Circle Cement, the company is a subsidiary of the Lafarge Group. The cement product range includes Portland composite cement which is the cement used in beams, foundations and load-bearing structures; Supaset, used by concrete brick makers and homebuilders; Masonry cement, used for general construction work such as screed flooring, brick and mortar and plastering mortar. Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe also sells a range of allied products which include washed sand, 6-mm stones, 20-millitre stones and crusher run. Specialised products include Agricultural lime, Colorbrite and Snolime, pre-sanded Cemwash and Impermo. Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Padenga Holdings Limited (PHL.zw) 2017 Circular

first_imgPadenga Holdings Limited (PHL.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2017 circular For more information about Padenga Holdings Limited (PHL.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Padenga Holdings Limited (PHL.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Padenga Holdings Limited (PHL.zw)  2017 circular Company ProfilePadenga Holdings Limited is the leading supplier of crocodile skins and meat in Zimbabwe, accounting for nearly 85% of the global supply of Nile crocodile skins used for high-end luxury fashion brands. The company operates three crocodile breeding and production farms in Zimbabwe; Kariba Crocodile Farm, Ume Crocodile Farm and Nyanya Crocodile Farm. Each farm has the capacity to breed close to 15 000 hatchlings per year. Nile alligators are bred at Lone Star Alligator Farm in Texas, USA. Padenga Holdings Limited produces crocodile skin and meat products for consumption by the local market and for export to European and Asian markets. Padenga Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Women’s track faces tough competition after strong start

first_imgGrant McGalliard Grant McGalliardhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grant-mcgalliard/ TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Grant McGalliardhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grant-mcgalliard/ Baseball season recap: Rebuilding turns to reloading after surprise CWS trip Phi Kappa Sigma executive director, chapter president respond to dismissal Facebook Linkedin ReddIt Facebook World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Linkedin Twitter Brianna McGhee sprints for the lead in the 60-meter hurdles, an event that she has yet to lose this season. TCU removes Phi Kappa Sigma for hazing and other misconduct Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Previous articleUIL recognizing cheerleading as a sport, adhering to stricter concussion guidelinesNext articleMen’s tennis off to hot start Grant McGalliard RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Grant McGalliardhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grant-mcgalliard/ ReddIt TCU students receive evacuation text by mistake Grant McGalliard is a senior journalism and political science major from Bay City, Texas. He’s worked in everything from sports to student organizations at TCU, and recently began blogging with the Dallas Morning News. In his spare time, Grant enjoys tweeting far too much, pretending he knows more than he does about Premier League soccer, and listening to the music of Kanye West. Grant McGalliardhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grant-mcgalliard/ Twitter printThe TCU women’s track team got off to a solid start to the indoor season with top-10 finishes in its first three tournaments, but a schedule jam-packed with highly competitive events awaits them.Led by senior Brianna McGhee, who set a TCU record in her first 60-meter hurdles title race of the season with a time of 8.26 seconds, the Frogs are loaded with talent in the short distance runs.Juniors Iphona-Clemence Paiement and Makaila Flanagan have also recorded podium finishes in 60-meter races.The long jump has also been a source of success for TCU. Nafissatou Boixel and Briona Oliver finished second and third in the Texas A&M Team Invite, while Oliver added a silver medal in the Reveille Invitational.The indoor team will make its third trip to College Station this season for the Texas A&M Team Meet on Feb. 5 before traveling to Arkansas for the Tyson Invitational next weekend.The Big 12 Indoor Track & Field Championships begin on Feb. 26, and the national championships are held on March 11-12.It’ll be a quick transition from indoor to outdoor events for the Frogs. The TCU Invitational, track and field’s first outdoor event, is held on March 18-19, the weekend after the NCAA Indoor Championships.While it’s too early to predict a team advancement to the national competition, it’s a fair bet to expect that McGhee will make an appearance on the national stage.The senior has won the 60-meter hurdles in every competition thus far. Described as “consistent” by TCU director of track and field Darryl Anderson, McGhee hopes to carry that consistency to a podium finish in her last year at TCU.And if her team can make the trip with her, it’ll be even sweeter. + posts last_img read more

Journalists on public TV allowed to resume work, under the orders of army general

first_img Organisation The worldwide press freedom organisation however deplored the appointment of retired general, Sunil Silva, a close associate of the presidential family, as deputy general director of the SLRC, a post especially created for him.“This appointment of a military figure as a media head, unprecedented for decades, will obstruct presidential plans for the state-run press” it added.Despite President Mahinda Rajapakse’s meeting with corporation representatives no steps have been taken to protect employees or to punish those responsible for five physical assaults on staff attributed to henchmen of Labour Minister, Mervyn Silva.The minister was involved in a further incident on 19 March, when he threatened a crew from Sirasa TV, which was covering the construction of a bridge in Kelaniya, near Colombo.“This time I am just lifting a finger, but next time I will lift my hand, if you come back,” the minister shouted at the journalists. The head of Sirasa TV has reported the incident to the Inspector General of Police, Victor Perrera.Mervyn Silva has a history of open hostility towards journalists and led a brutal raid against SLRC staff on 27 December 2007. Sri Lanka: RSF signs joint statement on attacks against human rights defenders, lawyers and journalists The takeover of the television station caused disruption to most programmes and in the aftermath the information ministry announced “compulsory vacations” for all staff. The corporation’s union representatives said that the authorities had decided to take control of the SLRC, in response to the strike threat. One union representative, Kanchana Marasinghe, said that many journalists feared for their lives and wanted the brutality brought to an end.At least five staff have been physically assaulted in the past few weeks, some of them suffering serious knife wounds. All of them had protested at the actions of the labour minister, Mervyn Silva, who led a raid on the studios and assaulted the SLRC’s news director on 27 December 2007.The controversial minister’s henchmen are suspected of being behind all the attacks on staff, in the latest of which, assistant director of supplies, Arunasiri Hettige, was beaten with iron bars in Colombo on 14 March.Representatives of the corporation met the head of state on 17 March to discuss steps needed to protect staff. They called for the resignation of Mervyn Silva and for payment of compensation to the injured journalists. During the meeting, the head of state called on the minister to end the violence.Elsewhere, the homes in Colombo of two well-known journalists, Sunethra Athugalpura of the newspaper Lakbima and Sashi Kumara of Sirasa TV, were burgled and ransacked in mysterious circumstances, on 16 March. Sunethra Athugalpura had recently interviewed Mervyn Silva. Help by sharing this information News Sri LankaAsia – Pacific Sri Lanka: tamil reporter held on absurd terrorism charge RSF_en News Reporters Without Borders noted on 20 March the withdrawal of security forces from the premises of state-run Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC), allowing journalists to resume work.The police and army seized control of the corporation on 17 March and locked out staff that had been planning strike action in protest against a series of politically-motivated assaults against the corporation’s employees. March 20, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalists on public TV allowed to resume work, under the orders of army general Sri Lanka: Journalist manhandled by notorious police inspector currently on trial to go further Sri LankaAsia – Pacific News Follow the news on Sri Lanka News 18.03.2008 – Army seizes control of public SLRC televisionReporters Without Borders today called for an explanation from President Mahinda Rajapakse after the army took control yesterday of public Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC) television.The army and police sealed off all roads leading to the station in the morning, preventing more than 200 staff from getting to work, a BBC correspondent reported, after employees threatened to strike in protest against a series of assaults by men “suspected of acting on behalf of a minister”.“The head of state should immediately order the army to withdraw from the station. This is in no way a good solution for ending escalating violence against SLRC staff since December 2007”, the worldwide press freedom organisation said.“We urge the president to sanction the minister, Mervyn Silva, who is behind the violence which provoked this crisis.” July 29, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts January 13, 2021 Find out more July 15, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

MEP concerned for the future of the LEADER model of funding

first_img MEP concerned for the future of the LEADER model of funding Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week It’s being claimed this week by a North West MEP that current proposals from Minister Phil Hogan and his department will totally undermine the LEADER model of local development and will wipe out meaningful community and voluntary involvement in the sector.Marian Harkin was speaking after meeting this week with LEADER groups in Brussels.She claims what the minister and his department call a realignment amounts to nothing less than a power grab to further centralise and control decision-making.The new model would see County Managers take a central role, with Ms Harkin fearful this would be used by the minister as an excuse to cut local authority funding.She says the essence of LEADER has always been the distribution of funds directly to local communities, and that’s the way it should stay………[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/xxxmhark1pm.mp3[/podcast] Twitter Google+ Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson center_img Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp By News Highland – January 10, 2013 Previous articleDonegal native loses High Court challenge to ban on assisted suicideNext articleInishowen can’t afford to lose gardai – Crossan News Highland News NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Facebooklast_img read more

Sorting of votes to commence in Letterkenny this morning

first_img Previous articleMairead McGuinness to top the poll in Midlands NorthwestNext articleMental Health Commission finds serious issues at Sligo facility News Highland WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Twitter Google+ Facebook Homepage BannerNewsx Elections 2019 The polls have closed and voters in Donegal have had their chance to cast their vote in the local and European elections.The sorting of boxes will commence this morning in Letterkenny and the official count of the local election ballot papers will take place tomorrow.The electorate of Donegal took to the polls yesterday and had their say in the local and European elections.85 candidates have contested the election with 37 seats on Donegal County Council available.While 17 European candidates contested four seats for the Midlands North West constituency.Voters were also asked whether or not they agreed with amending the provisions of the constitution relating to divorce.All votes cast yesterday were placed in the same box and all boxes from across the county brought to Aura Leisure Centre in Letterkenny where sorting is taking place today.The official counting of local election ballot papers will take place tomorrow at five count centres across Donegal. Google+ Sorting of votes to commence in Letterkenny this morning News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th center_img Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA By News Highland – May 25, 2019 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

Louisiana church fires suspect Holden Matthews liked ‘black metal’ music: Officials

first_imgLouisiana State Fire Marshal(ST. LANDRY PARRISH, La.) — The suspect who was arrested in connection to three fires at black churches in Louisiana had ties to “black metal” music, investigators said Thursday.Authorities apprehended Holden Matthews, 21, in St. Landry Parrish after they identified him as the suspect in allegedly setting the fires over a span of 10 days.“We saw an immediate threat of public safety. We felt that other crimes were imminent,” Louisiana State Fire Marshal “Butch” Browning.Matthews is being held in St. Landry Parrish jail on three counts of simple arson of a religious building.Browning said that “we’re still vetting several motives,” but added that they have found that Matthews had ties to “black metal and its association and history with church burnings in other parts of the world.”Black metal, a distant genre of devil-worshipping death metal music, has roots in the Norwegian heavy metal scene that reportedly was the inspiration for several church burnings in the country in the early 1990s.Gov. John Bel Edwards said that while there were four fires in Louisiana in a 10-day span, only three were in St. Landry Parrish; the other fire was more than 220 miles away and was not connected, authorities said.“I don’t know what this young man’s motive was … it cannot be justified or rationalized. These are evil acts,” Edwards said.Investigators found a gas can at the scene of one of the fires, according to the affidavit in the case. They traced it back to a local Walmart and linked it to Matthews’ credit card, according to the affidivat.Surveillance of Matthews at the Walmart and cell phone tower data placing him at the churches when the fires were set was also part of the evidence, the affidivat states.The blaze at the St. Mary Baptist Church was reported on March 26, followed by Greater Union Baptist Church on April 2, and then Mount Pleasant Baptist Church last Thursday. Officials have not determined the exact cause of the fires.Sheriff Bobby Guidroz of St. Landry Parrish said that while Matthews’ father works as a deputy in his department, he did not, as has been reported by some media, turn his son in or identify him.“Holden Matthews’ father did not turn him in. We did not get any tips from the hotline. We got a lot of tips from the public and we investigated many tips and leads,” Guidoz said at a news conference Thursday.Guidoz said that Roy Matthews, the suspect’s father, is “shocked and hurt, as any father would be.”“He knew nothing about his son’s activity,” Guidoz said. “He was in terrible shape.”Prior to the announcement of Matthews’ arrest, one local elected official said the fires appeared intentional and the NAACP categorized them as “domestic terrorism.”“For decades, African-American churches have served as the epicenter of survival and a symbol of hope for many in the African-American community,” NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson said. “As a consequence, these houses of faith have historically been the targets of violence.”Johnson noted that the fires had occurred within the same time span of another suspicious blaze in Tennessee, where a social justice training center was burned and tagged with anti-Semitic slurs.“What is happening in Tennessee and Louisiana is domestic terrorism and we must not turn a blind eye to any incident where people are targeted because of the color of their skin and their faith,” Johnson said. “The spike in church burnings in the Southern states is a reflection of emboldened racial rhetoric and tension spreading across the country.”Edwards made a similar point during Thursday’s news conference, saying that people are “deeply troubled by the disturbing string of church fires.”“It reminds us of a very dark past of intimidation and fear,” Edwards said.“Hate is not a Louisiana value and violence has no place in our communities,” he said, adding that it was a “reflection of one depraved individual.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

More than 9,000 retired Army medical personnel respond to call for assistance with coronavirus pandemic

first_imgChief of Staff of the Army Gen. James C. McConville speaks at the Pentagon about the latest COVID-19 developments in the Army, March 26, 2020, in Washington. (Lisa Ferdinando/Office of the Secretary of Defense)(WASHINGTON) — More than 9,000 retired soldiers have responded to the U.S. Army’s call for retired medical personnel to assist with the response to the novel coronavirus pandemic, as hundreds of active duty soldiers deploy to support Army field hospitals in New York and Seattle.Earlier this week, the Army sent a notification to more than 800,000 retired soldiers to gauge their willingness in returning to service in a volunteer capacity. In a Pentagon briefing on Thursday, Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville called the initial response “very, very positive.”Army Surgeon General Scott Dingle told reporters that these volunteers will “fill those holes” in military medical treatment facilities across the nation where some staff are now deployed to field hospitals, leaving vacancies in their traditional assignments.“What we’ll do is even though we get many volunteers, we then will walk through the process of certification, making sure that all certifications and credentials are straight,” Dingle said. “Then once we do that, we will plug them into all of our medical treatment facilities as required in support of the mission.”The 531st Hospital Center out of Fort Campbell, Kentucky and the 9th Hospital Center out of Fort Hood, Texas — roughly 650 personnel in total — will arrive in New Jersey on Friday. They will be located at the Javits Center in New York City, which is being converted into a temporary hospital for non-coronavirus patients in order to take the pressure off city hospitals — which are better equipped to treat infectious disease. The Javits Center is expected to be operational on Monday, McConville said.The 627th Hospital Center from Fort Carson, Colorado will deploy to Seattle, where an advance team is coordinating with state and local authorities to determine where a temporary hospital could be established there. McConville said possible locations include CenturyLink Field — home of the Seattle Seahawks — and a state fairground.Three more active duty hospital units are on standby to possibly also deploy, Army officials said.“This extraordinary challenge requires equally extraordinary solutions, and our retired Army healthcare professionals have shown that they are capable of providing the highest level of care while operating under constantly changing conditions,” the Army said in a statement on Thursday. “This information request will no way interfere with any care they may be providing to their communities, is for future planning purposes only, and is completely voluntary.”But it’s not just the Army that will lose medical personnel due to its response to the pandemic. More than a thousand Navy medical personnel have left their assignments for deployments aboard two Navy hospital ships that will dock in Los Angeles and New York City to take in non-coronavirus patients.To assist with the shortfall in healthcare personnel, the federal government is making available more than 200 military medical students and graduate nursing students from the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences. The group, who are all active duty uniformed officers in the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Public Health Service, will have completed all of their requirements and graduate early to backfill their colleagues who are responding to the coronavirus.“Our curriculum has a specific focus on threats like emerging infectious diseases and disasters that our military and Public Health Service forces are likely to encounter in the course of their careers,” said university president Dr. Richard Thomas. “This instruction is based on real-life lessons learned, is woven throughout the curriculum and incorporated into our medical field exercises.”He added, “Our students are uniquely prepared to meet and address the readiness needs of the Department of Defense and our Nation the moment they step out of our doors. This is exactly what they were educated and trained to do.”The Army is specifically interested in recruiting retired critical care officers, anesthesiologists, nurse anesthetists, critical care nurses, nurse practitioners, nurses, respiratory specialists, and medics, according to the statement.Interested retired career medical personnel should contact [email protected] or call 502-613-4911. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

The contribution of melt ponds to enhanced Arctic sea-ice melt during the Last Interglacial [in review]

first_imgHadGEM3 is the first coupled climate model to simulate an ice-free Arctic during the Last Interglacial (LIG), 127 000 years ago. This simulation appears to yield accurate Arctic surface temperatures during the summer season. Here, we investigate the causes and impacts of this extreme simulated ice loss. We find that the summer ice melt is predominantly driven by thermodynamic processes: atmospheric and ocean circulation changes do not significantly contribute to the ice loss. We demonstrate these thermodynamic processes are significantly impacted by melt ponds, which form on average 8 days earlier during the LIG than during the pre-industrial control (PI) simulation. This relatively small difference significantly changes the LIG surface energy balance, and strengthens the albedo feedback. Compared to the PI simulation: in mid-June, of the absorbed flux at the surface over ice-covered cells (ice concentration > 0.15), ponds account for 45–50 %, open water 45 %, and bare ice and snow 5–10 %. We show that the simulated ice loss leads to large Arctic sea surface salinity and temperature changes. The sea surface temperature and salinity signals we identify here provide a means to verify, in marine observations, if and when an ice-free Arctic occurred during the LIG. Strong LIG correlations between spring melt pond and summer ice area indicate that, as Arctic ice continues to thin in future, the spring melt pond area will likely become an increasingly reliable predictor of the September sea-ice area. Finally, we note that models with explicitly modelled melt ponds seem to simulate particularly low LIG sea ice extent. These results show that models with explicit (as opposed to parameterised) melt ponds can simulate very different sea-ice behaviour under forcings other than the present-day. This is of concern for future projections of sea-ice loss.last_img read more