10th September 2020 | By contenteditor Sports betting Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Esports Entertainment completes Flip Sports acquisition Esports betting operator Esports Entertainment Group has completed its acquisition technology assets from mobile gaming studio Flip Sports for an undisclosed amount.Announced last month, the agreement will see Esports Entertainment take ownership of various assets owned by Flip, including staff and all intellectual property.Flip primarily focuses on how fans enjoy and engage with live sports, utilising its proprietary in-play, peer-to-peer technology to provide a multi-platform second-screen experience for fans and punters watching live sports and events.Esports Entertainment chief executive Grant Johnson described the acquisition as a “major step forward” for the operator, allowing it to both own and control its technology stack.“With this transaction, we’re also gaining a world-class development team with a specific expertise in gambling, along with award-winning customised software, and as a bonus, they have existing revenue which adds to our financials,” Johnson said.Esports Entertainment’s chief information officer and chief technology officer, John Brackens, added: “As leaders in building igaming platforms, the Flip team is a welcome addition to Esports Entertainment and will enable us to take the player experience to new heights, ultimately creating a best-in-class immersive experience for esports fans.”Confirmation of the Flip purchase comes amid a range of M&A activity at Esports Entertainment, with the operator last month having also agreed to acquire UK-based Esports Gaming League (EGL).In July, Esports Entertainment also acquired online betting and gaming operator Argyll Entertainment and its operating subsidiaries for an undisclosed amount.Also in July, Esports Entertainment struck up a partnership with independent capital markets adviser Akur Capital to support its M&A strategy. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: Video Gaming Esports betting operator Esports Entertainment Group has completed its acquisition of technology assets from mobile gaming studio Flip Sports for an undisclosed amount. Topics: Casino & games Esports Sports betting Strategy Video gaming
East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2009 presentation For more information about East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ke) 2009 presentation Company ProfileEast African Breweries Limited brews and produces alcoholic beverages made from malt and barley and sells them to domestic markets in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and South Sudan. Products in its range include Tusker, Tusker Malt Lager, Tusker Lite, Tusker Premium Cider, Pilsner Lager, Pilsner Ice Lager, White Cap Lager, White Cap Light, Windhoek Lager, Bell Lager, Serengeti Premium Lager, Senator Lager, Guinness, Balozi Lager, Kibo Gold and Allsopps Lager. East African Breweries also produces a range of spirits including Smirnoff No 21 vodka, Smirnoff Ice, Cîroc, Richot brandy, V&A sherry, Uganda Waragi, Justerini and Brooks, Myers Original Dark rum, Snapp, Jebel Special, Chrome vodka, Orijin and Smirnoff Ice Electric Ginseng, Johnnie Walker whisky and other Kenyan cane brands. Non-alcoholic brands in its product range include Alvaro and Malta Guinness. The company is a subsidiary of Diageo Plc and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. East African Breweries Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange
Sefalana Holding Company Limited (SEFALA.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the half year.For more information about Sefalana Holding Company Limited (SEFALA.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sefalana Holding Company Limited (SEFALA.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sefalana Holding Company Limited (SEFALA.bw) 2020 interim results for the half year.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Company ProfileSefalana Holdings Company Limited is a major retail operation with interests in the wholesale and retail distribution of fast-moving consumer goods in Botswana, Zambia, Lesotho and Namibia. It operates 20 major supermarkets under the retail name Sefalana Shopper; 25 cash-and-carry outlets trading under the name Sefalana Cash and Carry; 3 hyperstores trading as Sefalana Hyper Store; 4 liquor stores trading as Sefalana Liquor; and one cigarette distribution outlet trading as Capital Tobacco. The company also sells tractors, agricultural equipment, construction equipment, power-generating plants, water pumps, EDM locomotives and spares, and has franchise dealerships for MAN, TATA and Honda. Well-known subsidiaries in the Group include Foods Botswana, Commercial Motors, Mechanised Farming, Vintage Travel and Tours and Kgalagadi Soap Industries. Sefalana Holding Company Limited was founded in 1974 and its head office is in Gaborone, Botswana.
BT Sport is the home of club rugby – the only place to watch the Gallagher Premiership live and showing every game live from the Heineken Champions Cup. Watch on TV or via the BT Sport app. Follow Rugby World magazine on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Ironically, in guiding Leicester to safety last season, Ford condemned his former team-mate Flood and Newcastle to relegation to the Greene King IPA Championship.The change in fortunes at Welford Road is stark. They reached nine consecutive Premiership finals between 2005 and 2013, Flood captaining Tigers to victory in that 2013 climax, but last season they finished a lowly 11th in the table.Glory days: Mathew Tait and Toby Flood lift the Premiership trophy in 2013 (Getty Images)That earlier period of success not only attracted players to the club but kept them there because they wanted to win trophies. Now they are struggling to appeal to the big names that were once drawn to Welford Road.“They’ve lost a bit of depth,” says Flood. “Nine consecutive finals was an easy selling point, but they don’t have the same quality they had five or six years ago. They can’t pay players less any more because they’re not guaranteed to win.“It’s hard to put your finger on it (why Leicester are struggling) but the Premiership has got better. It’s no longer two or three teams who can win it, but six teams.”For the second straight season it looks like survival rather than silverware will be the focus for Leicester. Ready to roar: George Ford is a key figure for Leicester Tigers (Getty Images) The Newcastle fly-half highlights the value of his former Leicester team-mate as Tigers face another tough season Toby Flood: ‘George Ford is most important player in the Premiership’After helping England to the World Cup final in Japan, George Ford’s next challenge is to help Leicester climb up the Gallagher Premiership table – and Toby Flood believes he is key to Tigers’ fortunes.The only reason Leicester are not sitting rock-bottom right now is Saracens’ 35-point deduction for salary cap breaches. Tigers have won only one of their opening four league matches and have scored the fewest points (53) and tries (four) of any team.They have also failed to pick up a losing bonus point in any of those three losses, which include a 36-11 defeat by newly-promoted London Irish in their most recent league match.This weekend Tigers face a trip to arch-rivals Northampton, who are second in the table behind Bristol on points difference – not an ideal away fixture when you’re struggling.Guiding light: George Ford delivers a pass against Newcastle last season (Getty Images)Former England fly-half Flood believes Leicester’s survival depends on the form of Ford, who was so crucial in their fight to avoid relegation last season.“If you look at George Ford, he’s the most important player in Premiership now,” says Flood. “If he plays like he did last year, when he dragged them out of the mire… If not, Leicester could find themselves in real problems.“He saved them last year. Those last five or six games were as good as I’ve seen from a ten on the back foot. He’s been on great form (at the World Cup) and he’s a big factor at Leicester.” TAGS: Leicester Tigers LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS
Charities and community groups can apply to win one of 60 Barclays Premier League footballers to make a personal appearance on behalf of their organisation.The ‘Places for Players’ scheme is part of the Premier League’s new good causes programme, ‘Creating Chances’.The 60 Barclays Premier League stars will make personal appearances for successful applicants during September 2007. Advertisement Howard Lake | 5 June 2007 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The players’ time has been donated by all 20 Premier League clubs to help charities and good causes drive awareness of their projects and create fundraising opportunities.In addition to the player appearance, successful applicants will receive a donation of £2,000 from the Premier League. There will be 400 runners-up who will also receive a £2,000 donation from the Premier League.Richard Scudamore, chief executive of the Premier League, said: “Creating Chances highlights the Premier League and our clubs’ continued and increasing commitment to local communities.”The application form is available for download or can be completed online.The closing date for applications is 22 June 2007. Win one of 60 top footballers for your charity Tagged with: corporate Recruitment / people 19 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
19 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Financial Stewardship of Charities: Maximising Impact in Times of Uncertainty AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 27 October 2007 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Charities call on Government to temporarily increase Gift Aid 828 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 827 total views, 2 views today A coalition of charities and sector bodies led by CAF, the IoF, Charity Finance Group, and Charity Tax Group is asking the Government to temporarily increase the level of Gift Aid that can be claimed on donations.In their Gift Aid Emergency Relief briefing paper, the organisations are calling for the change to help charities facing income losses as a result of the coronavirus.Recent research from IoF, CFG, and NCVO and supported by PwC shows that on average charities are expecting a 24% loss to their total income for the year ahead.The proposed change would see the Gift Aid claimed on every eligible donation increase by a third, up from the current one quarter. This would mean that a £100 donation from a UK taxpayer would increase to £133.33 for the charity once Gift Aid had been claimed. This compares to the current £125.00.The coalition also seeks changes to the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme to enable wider access across the full charity sector and increase the amount that can be claimed. It is asking for the matching rule to be removed so that the amount of GASDS top-up smaller charities can claim does not depend on the amount of Gift Aid that they have claimed in that tax year. It would also like to see the eligible donations that can be claimed under GASDS increased from £8k to £10k on a permanent basis, and the same temporary effective tax rate for GASDS as proposed for Gift Aid.Sir John Low, Chief Executive at Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), said;“This is a straight-forward, quick and tangible way to help charities at this most challenging time in their history. It is an emergency response in a time of crisis for the very charities providing vital services in the UK and around the world.”The coalition, which includes support from charities including Cancer Research UK and the British Heart Foundation as well as smaller organisations such as Shropshire Cat Rescue estimates that making the change to Gift Aid could help charities to access an additional £450 million.The group has called for the increase to be in place for two years, taking effect from the beginning of the 2020-21 tax year while charities work to recover from the crisis.Peter Lewis, Chief Executive, Chartered Institute of Fundraising, said: Advertisement “Government support through Gift Aid is proven to be a significant nudge which increases people’s likelihood to give, and encourages people to give more. This package would be an incredibly clever way for the government to support charities and the services they provide, at the time when they most need it.”Charity Tax Group (CTG) Chairman, John Hemming added:“The Gift Aid Emergency Relief proposals will help charities when they need it most. We know that they are realistic, have worked before and will encourage donors to be even more generous.” Melanie May | 25 June 2020 | News Tagged with: Gift Aid Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme 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 INFB Survey: Indiana Turkey Prices Down 24% this Thanksgiving Cranberries (fresh, 12 oz. package)$1.85$2.46+33% AVERAGE TOTAL MEAL PRICE$47.42$42.66-10% The item that most significantly contributed to this reduction in cost is the Thanksgiving staple, turkey. Last year, shoppers found that a 16-pound turkey cost $21.47 ($1.34 per pound), on average. This year, that same turkey should cost approximately $16.32 ($1.02 per pound), which is 24 percent cheaper than 2018. The cost of turkey also saw a significant decrease last year. In 2017, shoppers found that a 16-pound turkey cost $26 ($1.62 per pound).According to AFBF’s director of market intelligence Dr. John Newton, turkey wholesale prices are up significantly this year, so the decrease in consumer turkey prices can be attributed to competition between retailers in an effort to draw customers to their store for the upcoming holiday.“If you’re headed to the store soon to get your Thanksgiving turkey, you can expect to see very affordable prices this year on a high-quality product,” said Isabella Chism, INFB’s second vice president and chair of the Women’s Leadership Committee. “Many people don’t realize that Indiana ranks fourth in the nation for turkey production, so we have many local farmers to thank for our holiday meal this year. Turkeys also consume a significant amount of soybean meal, a top Hoosier farm commodity, so they’re great for our state’s economy.”Other traditional Thanksgiving items that Hoosier shoppers can expect to be a bit more affordable this year include cube stuffing, pumpkin pie fulling and frozen peas. Items that may be a bit more expensive this year include sweet potatoes, rolls, fresh carrots and celery and fresh cranberries. All other items, including milk, pie shells and whipping cream remain relatively unchanged.To capture the diversity in Thanksgiving meals across the U.S., INFB also collected prices for other frequently served Thanksgiving items and found that consumers can expect to pay $9.70 for a 4-pound ham (compared to $9 in 2018) and $2.73 for a 5-pound bag of russet potatoes (compared to $2.80 in 2018).Indiana’s survey is completed in conjunction with a national survey administered by the American Farm Bureau Federation. AFBF found that the national meal average for 10 people is $48.91 which is approximately 13% more than Indiana’s average meal price this year. Nationally, a total of 141 volunteer shoppers in 39 states participated this year.AFBF also surveyed Americans about their Thanksgiving traditions and learned 90% of respondents still celebrate Thanksgiving with a special meal – mostly still home-cooked. A whopping 95% of Americans still enjoy turkey at their Thanksgiving meal. Many families are expanding on that tradition, with nearly half serving both turkey and ham.Shoppers with an eye for bargains in all areas of the country should be able to purchase individual menu items at prices comparable to the Farm Bureau survey averages. INFB and AFBF’s 2019 Thanksgiving market basket prices track closely with the government’s Consumer Price Index for food eaten at home. Facebook Twitter Results from Indiana Farm Bureau’s annual Thanksgiving market basket survey show Hoosier shoppers can expect to spend approximately 10% less at the grocery store this Thanksgiving. According to this year’s pricing survey, the average cost for a Thanksgiving dinner for 10 this year, including 12 traditional food items, is $42.66 or $4.26 per person, which is approximately 10 percent cheaper than in 2018.The INFB Thanksgiving market basket survey was conducted by volunteer shoppers across the state who collected prices on specific food items from one of their local grocery stores. Volunteer shoppers are asked to look for the best possible prices, without taking advantage of special promotional coupons or purchase deals.The market basket price of $42.66 includes a 16-pound turkey, ingredients for stuffing and a pumpkin pie, sweet potatoes, rolls, peas, a carrot and celery veggie tray, whole milk, cranberries, whipping cream and miscellaneous baking items such as eggs, sugar and butter. Peas (16 oz. package, frozen)$1.56$1.38-12% Facebook Twitter Misc. ingredients (necessary to prepare the meal, such as butter, onions, eggs, sugar and flour)$3.01$3.22+7% 20182019% Change Pie shell, 9 in. (2 per package)$2.44$2.53+4% By Indiana Farm Bureau – Nov 21, 2019 Pumpkin pie filling mix (30 oz. can)$3.65$3.11-15% SHARE INFB Survey: Indiana Turkey Prices Down 24% this Thanksgiving Whole milk (gal.)$2.20$2.17-1% Relish tray (fresh carrots and celery)$1.07$1.46+36% Whipping cream (½ pint)$1.82$1.75-4% Previous articleSome Crops Still Stand as Harvest Windows NarrowNext articleHarvest Windows Narrow and Proposed June 20 Dicamba Spray Cutoff on the HAT Friday Morning Edition Indiana Farm Bureau Rolls (1 doz.)$1.97$2.14+9% Stuffing (14 oz. package)$3.13$2.58-17% Sweet potatoes (3 lb.)$3.25$3.54+9% SHARE Turkey (16 lb.)$21.47$16.32-24%
to go further Ten years after radio journalist Serge Maheshe’s murder in Democratic Republic of Congo, the real perpetrators and instigators have yet to be arrested. The information gathered by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) confirms not only that the authorities did nothing to solve the murder but also that the Congolese military hierarchy was involved. February 18, 2021 Find out more Organisation Congolese reporter wounded by gunshot while covering protest in Goma Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Judicial harassmentImpunityPredatorsUnited Nations News February 24, 2021 Find out more Serge Maheshe was gunned down on the evening of 13 June 2007 by two men in civilian dress armed with Kalashnikovs on a street in Bukavu, the capital of the eastern province of Sud-Kivu, where he ran the local branch of Radio Okapi, a radio station operated jointly by Switzerland’s Fondation Hirondelle and the UN Mission in Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUC). A military court sentenced three individuals to death at the end of a sham trial in which the defence lawyers received death threats. The trial was condemned in a report by the Office of the UN High Commission for Human Rights and even the court acknowledged that aspects of the case were left unclarified. Nine years after the end of the trial, an RSF interview with a former Congolese army officer, Gabriel Maindo, has revealed that the judicial investigation completely ignored a lead that would have identified those behind Maheshe’s murder. Maindo confirmed to RSF what he first claimed in May 2015, namely that an officer identified as Pacifique K. had confessed to him that he and two other officers were responsible for Maheshe’s murder. These two officers were among those who were initially arrested in the investigation but were released without charge. Pacifique K. named Gen. Gabriel Amisi, also known as “Tango Fort,” the then commander of the 10th military region (Sud-Kivu), and Col. Thierry Illunga as the instigators of Maheshe’s murder. Gen. Amisi and Col. Illunga were upset by Maheshe’s coverage of the atrocities by their soldiers against civilians during and after the 1998 war, he said Despite these revelations, originally made more than two years ago, the Congolese authorities have taken no steps to prosecute or even question these three suspects. Far from being arrested, the officer who confessed to Maindo has since been promoted in the intelligence services, while Gen. Amisi has been appointed commander of the Kinshasa military region although accused by the UN of arms trafficking. This impunity has implications for the safety of other journalists. Just a few months after the appeal court ruling in the Maheshe case, another Radio Okapi journalist, Didace Namujimbo, was murdered. The Namujimbo trial took more than a year to be organized and the alleged perpetrators managed to “escape” from Bukavu prison within days of them finally being arrested. Several years later, an army officer told Namujimbo’s brother that he had been ordered to “wrap up” the Maheshe and Namujimbo cases. “We call on the authorities to reopen the investigation into Serge Maheshe’s murder in order establish what really happened, RSF said. The Maheshe and Namujimbo trials, which were attended by international observers, showed how arbitrary justice can be in the DRC and fuelled concern about investigations into attacks on journalists who have no support.” For example, there has never been any investigation into the murder of Bruno Koko Chirambiza, a presenter on Radio Star, a privately-owned radio station in Bukavu, who was stabbed to death on 23 August 2009. Three women journalists – including Solange Lusiku, the editor of Sud-Kivu’s only newspaper, Le Souverain – were the targets of very serious threats the same year without any action being taken by the police. The situation has worsened steadily for the past ten years in the DRC, where RSF has registered more than 10 murders of journalists since 2007 without convincing trials and convictions in any of these cases. The DRC is ranked 154th out of 180 countries in RSFs 2017 World Press Freedom Index. News Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts RSF_en News Reporter jailed in DRC for allegedly defaming parliamentarian February 16, 2021 Find out more News June 13, 2017 Ten years of deliberate impunity in radio journalist’s murder Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Judicial harassmentImpunityPredatorsUnited Nations the coffin of Serge Maheshe in the Cathedral of Bukavu, Photo: Stringer/ Getty image Follow the news on Democratic Republic of Congo Journalist arrested on provincial governor’s orders