Monday 17 January 2011 9:05 pm Show Comments ▼ KCS-content by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search Ads Share whatsapp whatsapp More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.com UK listing for Severstal gold mining group Tags: NULL RUSSIAN steel company Severstal yesterday announced plans to float its Nord Gold unit in London to raise more than $1bn (£629m). It values the company at over $4bn. The premium listing of at least 25 per cent of the gold miner is set to be the biggest mining float since Nate Rothschild’s $1bn offering of investment shell Vallar last year.Several reports said Severstal’s subsidiary would start trading in mid-February, but would not join the FTSE index due to its base in the Netherlands. The announcement makes it the fourth Russian company to announce plans to launch in London in the past week, following in the footsteps of steel pipe maker ChelPipe, pump manufacturer HMS Hydraulic and coking coal producer KOKS.Analysts have said Russian private issuers could raise up to $30bn this year in favourable market conditions. After two barren years, new share issues rebounded in 2010 with companies raising around $5.5bn.Nord Gold focuses on gold mines in emerging markets including Kazakhstan, Russia and West Africa.It hopes to produce 1m ounces of gold by 2013 through existing mines and acquisitions, up from 589,000 ounces in 2010. Philip Baum, Nord Gold’s chairman and veteran of Anglo American, said: “We will strive to ensure that investors benefit from attractive earnings growth whilst protected by the highest standards of corporate governance, consistent with a UK premium listed company.”Severstal’s shares rose 3.9 per cent to $19.79 in Moscow trading yesterday. “Nord Gold accounts for much of Severstal’s $19bn capitalisation, and the unit’s IPO will keep positively affecting Severstal’s stock the closer it gets to the day of the public offering,” said Maxim Semenovykh, metals analyst at Alfa-Bank.News of Severstal’s plans comes after the flotation of African Barrick Gold (ABG) in 2010 by its parent Barrick Gold, the world’s largest gold miner.ABG raised over £500m from selling off a quarter of the company. Several other mining companies are in the process of coming to market. Privately held commodity trader Glencore, itself said to be preparing to float later this year in either London or Hong Kong, plans to spin off or list its Kazzinc gold unit in 2011.GERGELY VOROSMORGAN STANLEYMORGAN Stanley is sole sponsor of the Nord Gold float, with Credit Suisse, Russian bank Troika Dialog and Morgan Stanley acting as joint bookrunners. Cannacord Genuity is acting as co-manager. Morgan Stanley’s co-head of investment banking in Russia, Gergely Voros, and executive director Vladimir Samarin head the team.Voros has been with Morgan Stanley’s London office since 1998, taking up his new role in April 2010. Before MS, he worked in Munich as a consultant for Boston Consulting Group and gained an MBA from Harvard Business School. Voros has been involved in numerous capital raisings including the partial float of Russia’s state-owned Rosneft (currently in the headlines for its work with BP), Vimetco and ENRC. Samarin worked for Bank of America, McDonald Investments and the Barrington Consulting Group before joining Morgan Stanley. At Credit Suisse, Nicholas Koemtzopoulos, Laurent Charbonnier and Chris Byrne lead the team. Charbonnier joined the bank in 2008 from UBS, and is a director on the metals and mining team.Koemtzopoulos is responsible for equity capital markets in Russia and central and eastern Europe.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Dutch gambling regulator the Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has warned that age verification controls are not being properly enforced, with a new survey claiming that more than 10% of those aged 16 to 17 have gambled in the past year.The survey saw the KSA poll three distinct age groups on their gambling behaviour: 16-17 year-olds; 18-23 year-olds and 24-30 year-olds. Of the 16-17 age group, the KSA found that 11% of respondents had played scratchcards, making them the most popular game amongst minors. While this suggested a slight rise from a 2016 survey, in which 10% said they gambled with scratchcards, the KSA warned against direct comparisons. It explained that these surveys were conducted using different measures, meaning an increase of more than five percentage points would be more indicative of growth.For this age group, land-based slot machines were the second most popular product, played by 8% of respondents, followed by 7% that bought lottery tickets. A further 5% bet on sports, of which 2% were bets on esports. None of the respondents said they bet on horse racing.While loot boxes that reward players with items that can then be traded are prohibited under the Netherlands’ current gambling legislation, 8% of minors said they had bought loot boxes, while 5% had played social casino games. Casino & games Dutch gambling regulator the Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has warned that age verification controls are not being properly enforced, with a new survey claiming that more than 10% of those aged 16 to 17 have gambled in the past year. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter KSA warns of lack of age controls for minors The survey also asked minors if they had tried to play certain games, and been asked to verify their age or refused. Among those who tried to play scratch cards, only 5% were refused. For slot machines, this figure was less than 1%.A further 7% of those aged under 18 had tried to buy tickets for the country’s national lottery, the Staatsloterij only to be refused, while this had been the case for 6% playing other lotteries.“There is little age control on playing slot machines and buying scratch cards,” the KSA said. “This is evident from a relatively large share of minors unjustly admitted [to gambling premises] and a small proportion of minors [that were] rightly refused,” the KSA said.“Strict adherence to, and application of, the age limit of 18 years needs to be an important factor for the KSA when supervising providers,” it added.The regulator suggested that a major reason for the high rate of minors playing scratchcards was likely down to adults buying them for those too young to play. It went on to suggest that gaming machines hosted in restaurants were particularly lax with age verification, pointing out that 69% of the underage slot players gambled in restaurants, with a further 31% playing in arcades.The survey also used the lie-bet test, a two-question questionnaire, to determine the percentage of people who may be at risk of gambling problems. The questionnaire asks if respondents have lied to a loved one about their gambling and if they feel a need to gamble more money to get the same feeling.Across the combined group, 2% of minors answered both questions affirmatively.Moving on to young adults – those aged between 18 and 23 years old – the survey found that 44% of the 515 respondents had played the state lottery, making it the most popular form of gambling. Scratchcards were played by 3% of players while 17% played slot machines.Loot boxes and social casino, meanwhile, saw no increase in play among these younger adults compared to minors, with 8% buying loot boxes and 6% playing social casino games.“It can be concluded from this that the handling and application of an age limit works,” the KSA said. “After all, the only explanation that can be given for the significant increase mentioned is that age is checked before participation can be made.”Only 9% said they bet on sports using the state lottery’s Toto brand, while 4% said they bet on sport online with other (unlicensed) operators. Meanwhile, 2% said they played online poker and 4% played online casino.Average monthly gambling spend for this age group was €31.00.Among those aged 24 to 30, of which there were also 515 respondents, 58% had played the state lottery, while 27% had bought scratch cards. A further 16% played slot machines while 4% played online casino games and 3% played online poker.This age group had the highest average monthly spend at €32.30.The results have been publisheed as Denmark’s Gaming Authority (Spillemyndigheden) linked up with VIVE, the country’s National Research and Analysis Centre for Welfare, to carry out its own study into minors’ exposure to gambling mechanics through video games.Online gambling is set to launch in the Netherlands on 1 July, 2021, but Minister for Legal Protection Sander Dekker admitted last week the launch could be pushed back, after it was already delayed by six months. Topics: Casino & games Esports Legal & compliance Lottery Sports betting Regions: Europe Western Europe Netherlands Email Address 26th June 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Tags: Mobile Online Gambling
Ariston Holdings Limited (ARIS.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about Ariston Holdings Limited (ARIS.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Ariston Holdings Limited (ARIS.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Ariston Holdings Limited (ARIS.zw) 2018 annual report.Company ProfileAriston Holdings Limited is an agricultural enterprise operating in diverse markets that range from tea, macadamia nuts, horticulture and deciduous fruits to fish farming, beef cattle and poultry. Deciduous fruits include bananas, apples and peaches; while staple crops include potatoes, tomatoes, peas, maize and soya beans. Ariston Holdings Limited has a national footprint, with six strategic business units located in the northern and eastern regions of Zimbabwe. Southdown Estates consists of three tea estates with over 1 200 hectares allocated to tea plants, almost 60 hectares to bananas and over 450 hectares to macadamia trees. Claremont Estate concentrates on growing pome and stone fruit, passion fruit and potatoes; while Kent Estate focuses on horticultural crops, poultry and livestock. The company also packages and distributes blended tea for the domestic market. Its headquarters are in Msasa, Harare. Ariston Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange
Cadbury Nigeria Plc (CADBUR.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Cadbury Nigeria Plc (CADBUR.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Cadbury Nigeria Plc (CADBUR.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Cadbury Nigeria Plc (CADBUR.ng) 2018 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileCadbury Nigeria Plc manufactures and markets a range of chocolate malt drink mixes, sweets, powder beverages and chewing gums in Nigeria. The company was established in the 1950s to source cocoa beans from Nigeria for the Cadbury Group; it then branched into re-packing imported bulk products and grew rapidly into a fully-fledged manufacturing operation producing a range of popular Cadbury brands. Cadbury Bournvita is the company’s flagship product which is a brand of malted and chocolate malt drink mixes that has energy and nutritional properties. The company introduced other Cadbury brands into its range in the 1970s; TomTom, a large black and white sweet for soothing relief; Cadbury Buttermilk, a delicious sweet with a butter and mint flavour; Tang, a popular powdered beverage; and Clorets and Trident, brands of chewing gum. Cadbury Nigeria Plc has a 99.66% stake in Cadbury Nigeria Plc Cocoa Processing Plant which sources cocoa powder for the manufacturing of Cadbury Bournvita. Mondelez International has a majority equity-interest of 74.97% in Cadbury Nigeria Plc through its holding in Cadbury Schweppes Overseas Limited. The remaining 25.03% equity-ownership is held by a diverse group of Nigerian individuals and institutional shareholders. Cadbury Nigeria Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Cadbury Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Unga Group Limited (UNGA.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2019 abridged results.For more information about Unga Group Limited (UNGA.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Unga Group Limited (UNGA.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Unga Group Limited (UNGA.ke) 2019 abridged results.Company ProfileUnga Group Limited is an agricultural holding company in Kenya which mills wheat and maize and processes baked products and animal nutrition and health products. The company is divided in products produced for human consumption and animal consumption. The human consumption division produces a range of wheat flour products which include chapatti, mandazi, brown bread, maize meal, porridge and amana. The animal consumption division manufactures a range of animal food and mineral supplements. Unga Limited is a subsidiary company which produces feeds, minerals, premixes, animal health products and offers technical services to the agricultural sector in Kenya. Other subsidiary companies include Unga Farm Care (EA) Limited, Ennsvalley Bakery Limited and Unga Millers (Uganda) Limited. Over 90% of products are produced for the Kenyan domestic market with some exports to Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda. The company head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Unga Group Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange
“In your forward pack you want three who are capable of passing the ball and the other five you want smashing over the gain line and getting the opposition moving backwards,” added Jones. “To me it doesn’t matter what position they are. In the old days you had forwards playing here and backs playing there, now no team plays like that. After two or three phases it is all mixed up.”Jones has made-do and mended pretty well in the last year, so there is no reason why this temporary sticking plaster won’t work. Injuries have reduced England’s optionsSince that triumph, injuries have sidelined Sam Jones of Wasps, Mike Williams of Leicester, and Jack Clifford of Harlequins, and none of them are traditional linking sevens anyway. A combination of judo, complete fluky bad luck and the rigours of the Premiership has done for them. Now, Jones has nowhere to go apart from the Saracens second row, Maro Itoje.Sam Underhill is injured and ineligible, Teimana Harrison is not in the Elite Player Squad, and, of the others who are, Will Evans is not ready for Test rugby according to his boss at Leicester, Richard Cockerill.Only Lewis Moody, Joe Worsley, Haskell, Hendre Fourie, Chris Robshaw, Tom Johnson, Matt Kvesic, Calum Clark and Harrison have started England games wearing number seven since February 2010 . They have had mixed results but, as Jones worked out pretty early his stint as England boss, you can’t pick what you haven’t got – and England haven’t got any sevens.Even Jones, a man who replaced two players after just half an hour of a Test match in the summer, will probably not do a complete U-turn on Chris Robshaw and have him running out with the mythical figure on his back. So it looks Itoje will be the man. Eddie Jones has his sights set on toppling the All Blacks but at times in the last couple of weeks he must feel like he has reversed over a black cat as he has seen a string of potential number sevens get crocked ahead of the autumn Internationals. As Harry Redknapp always used to say, he is down to the bare bones, so it looks like Jones will send for Super Maro.An old editor of mine used to tell us never to be scared of doing the bleeding obvious and Jones should not be afraid of it in this case. England might be at sixes, sevens and six-and-a-halves but the answer is staring him in the face.The England boss reckons that only two teams – Leicester and Gloucester – play with a traditional openside flanker and he will have to make-do and mend as he did in the Six Nations and the tour of Australia. Then, James Haskell filled the bill as a ball-carrying seven and not a fetcher, but he has got a foot injury. Double whammy: With Itoje at No 7, Launchbury (right) can play lock. (Photo: Getty Images)The Australia cricket model states that you have got to get your best players on the pitch. If Jones uses that, then switching Itoje to flanker, even if just for the autumn series, makes sense – and it gets Joe Launchbury back into the starting line-up. With no George Smith or Richie McCaw-type player available, it is as good as it can get. Jones recently said: “I have looked through all of the Premiership games very closely. I can’t find anyone who fits the bill. It is about maximising your resources; a Smith or McCaw works when you have that sort of player; if you haven’t got that type of player and when you then try to copy that system, you come unstuck, as we did in the third Test in Australia. We wanted Harrison to play that role and he wasn’t able to do so at this stage.“We moved to Maro and Robbo playing left and right and it worked well for us. The game changes all the time, you have to work out what suits your team, there is no right and wrong way. In football, people get caught up in the systems, the formation you play. Use the resources of the people you have available.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Does the number on a player’s back really matter?And Jones’s theory is that the game is different now, from the days of Neil Back and Mike Rafter, so if you have not got a proper seven on the books you just pick someone to do a job irrespective of the number on his back. Been there, done that: Itoje played on the flank for England in Australia. (Photo: Getty Images)Itoje has played some big games in the back row. In 2015 he started the European Champions Cup semi-final against Clermont there and the Aviva Premiership semi-finals and final. As his club director of rugby, Mark McCall, observed this week, Itoje gets as many turnovers as anyone else and is a destructive player. Launchbury is decent on the ground as well so the selection, in the circumstances, looks like a no-brainer and the man himself has no complaints.“I’ve been switching positions for a while now,” said Itoje. “It’s not like asking a winger to play prop. I’ve played back-row. It’s something I’m fairly used to.” England are at sixes and sevens in the back row after a flurry of injuries, so Eddie Jones is poised to go “route one” and do the obvious. Come in No 7: Maro Itoje can do a great job for England. (Photo: Getty Images)
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A people’s movement against an anti-people corporation has intensified, backing the union drive at Amazon’s Bessemer, Ala., warehouse. The courageous Southern union warriors are finally starting to get the support they need and deserve. People’s Organization for Progress rally to support Amazon workers outside Whole Foods, Newark, N.J., Feb. 27.Some three dozen organizations loaned their names to a letter urging President Joe Biden to come out on the side of the Amazon workers fighting for a union. Biden had angered unionists and progressives for publicly taking a “neutral” stance on the representation election taking place now through March 29. Signers included UNITE HERE and Flight Attendants (AFA-CWA) unions, Maine AFL-CIO, the National Employment Law Project and the Working Families Party.Feeling the pressure, on Feb. 28 Biden came out against Amazon’s union busting, affirming the right of every worker to choose union representation.Solidarity has been growing since the Feb. 20 National Day of Solidarity. Renowned actor and activist Danny Glover stood outside the Bessemer facility Feb. 22, holding a sign that read “Remember Mail Your Yes Ballot.” Glover waved, gave “thumbs up” and said, “Stay strong!” to the workers coming into and leaving work. His presence drew widespread media attention to the union effort.“It’s about justice,” Glover said. “The union is about looking out for the welfare of workers and is willing to stand up and fight for justice . . . It’s just one step, among the many steps, that are being taken around the country, in the service of justice.” (tinyurl.com/yd3xdv7h)Glover, along with Representative Ilhan Omar, Senator Bernie Sanders and Georgia voting rights leader Stacey Abrams, is featured in a support video created by More Perfect Union. A letter to Amazon criticizing its union-busting campaign was signed by 13 U.S. senators. Birmingham, Ala., Mayor Randall Woodfin, Ohio Congressional candidate Nina Turner and actor and activist Susan Sarandon tweeted their support. Turner plans to attend a solidarity rally outside a Cleveland Whole Foods March 13.Labor solidarity expandsThe 1.6 million-strong AFSCME issued a solidarity statement Feb. 23 declaring, “It’s time for Amazon workers to have a voice on the job.” On Feb. 26, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Tina Fey, Shaka King and over 1,760 members of Writers Guild of America East and WGA West signed a public statement urging Amazon workers to “Vote Union Yes.” Over 30 of the signers have produced films and programs for Amazon Prime.Southern Workers Assembly, Workers Assembly Against Racism, Democratic Socialists of America, Our Revolution and People’s Organization for Progress, along with the newly formed Support Alabama Amazon Union campaign, are among the groups that continue to organize demonstrations outside sites for Amazon, Whole Foods and Amazon’s union-busting law firm Morgan Lewis. Support Alabama Amazon Union has called for a “virtual week of action” March 1-5, culminating in a zoom organizing meeting March 6 to build for an International Day of Action March 20. For more info visit supportamazonworkers.org.Photo Credit: njpop.orgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
News News VenezuelaAmericas Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives New wave of censorship targeting critical media outlets Reporters Without Borders today deplored a new bomb attack on the Caracas headquarters of the privately-owned TV station Globovisión and called for an immediate investigation.”We regret the context of impunity surrounding this and two previous such attacks on the station this year,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard in a letter to interior and justice minister Diosdado Cabello. He noted with satisfaction the government’s efforts to protect the station and called on the minister to disclose the results of enquiries into the earlier attacks.A small device, thought to be a petrol bomb, was thrown at the station’s main building on 18 November, starting a fire that destroyed three vehicles but caused no injuries. It was reportedly hurled from a passing car before troops guarding the building could do anything. The attack occurred as the station was broadcasting its late-night news programme. Organisation News Follow the news on Venezuela Help by sharing this information to go further November 21, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Third Attack On TV Station Headquarters Receive email alerts News VenezuelaAmericas RSF_en August 25, 2020 Find out more Two journalists murdered just days apart in Venezuela January 13, 2021 Find out more June 15, 2020 Find out more
Organisation News HungaryEurope – Central Asia News News Swedish Reporters Without Borders awards press freedom prize to a Hungarian news site Follow the news on Hungary May 4, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts June 25, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist who probed fuel rackets hospitalised after being badly beaten Hungary’s leading independent radio station taken off the air News to go further Reporters Without Borders today condemned a physical attack on investigative journalist Iren Karmen, who was badly beaten by two men in Budapest on 22 June and was left unconscious on the banks of the River Danube, where she was found by a fisherman the next morning. She is now hospitalised in Budapest with serious head injuries.Karmen receiving several email and telephone threats last winter apparently prompted by her research into fraudulent dealings in petroleum products and other forms of corruption in the early 1990s. The authorities are investigating the attack.“We strongly condemn this attack on Iren Karmen and we call for a very thorough investigation so that light is shed on all aspects of the case,” Reporters Without Borders said. “There can be no impunity when press freedom is threatened.”The Association of Hungarian Journalists (MUOSZ) said it was “shocked” by the attack, while Miklos Haraszti, the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s representative for media freedom, condemned “all criminal attacks that obstruct free expression.”Such a violent physical attack on a journalist is rare in Hungary and has been condemned by the entire political class. Government spokesman David Daroczi said the National Security Bureau would help the police with the investigation. June 2, 2021 Find out more February 10, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information HungaryEurope – Central Asia RSF_en Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU