first_img“We both stand for a high level of costumer protection in every aspect of gambling and also share a strong belief in the EU idea and therefore support free trade on equal terms,” BOS secretary general Gustaf Hoffstedt said “Protectionism and monopolism is not the way forward for the gambling industry; licensing systems are.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 27th October 2020 | By Robert Fletcher The Netherlands Online Gambling Association (NOGA) and Branschföreningen för Onlinespel (BOS), the Swedish igaming operator body, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly promote licensed brands and responsible gambling in their respective markets. Regulation Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Dutch and Swedish operator organisations sign MoU Regions: Sweden Netherlandscenter_img NOGA managing director Peter-Paul de Goeij added: “Sweden has already led the Netherlands in the regulation of the online gambling market in the past two years. We can learn a lot from the experiences that BOS has gained during this period. “Incidentally, the contact with BOS and other European sister organisations was already good and constructive, but with this formalisation we hope to further boost European cooperation between sector organisations.” Topics: Legal & compliance Regulation Email Address The MoU formalises a long-standing relationship between the NOGA and BOS, allowing the two associations to work closer together. Tags: Sweden Holland Under the agreement, the two organisations will share information and best practices to help build reliable and secure online gambling markets in each countries.last_img read more

first_imgDiamond Trust Bank of Kenya Limited ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2001 annual report.For more information about Diamond Trust Bank of Kenya Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Diamond Trust Bank of Kenya Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Diamond Trust Bank of Kenya Limited (  2001 annual report.Company ProfileDiamond Trust Bank of Kenya Limited is a financial services and insurance group providing products and services to clients in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Burundi. The company offers a diverse range of products for transactional banking as well as a full service offering for mortgages, asset financing and an insurance premium finance facility. Its treasury services include spot and forward foreign exchange transactions, cross currency swaps and deals, fixed income securities, corporate bonds, fixed income securities, structured treasury products and money market products. Its trade finance services include letters of credit, documentary and clean collections, negotiation of export bills, suppliers credit financing and bank guarantees. Formerly known as Diamond Trust of Kenya, the company changed its name to Diamond Trust Bank Kenya Limited in 1997. Its head office is based in Nairobi, Kenya. Diamond Trust Bank of Kenya Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

first_imgAnglo American Plc ( listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2011 abridged results.For more information about Anglo American Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Anglo American Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Anglo American Plc (  2011 abridged results.Company ProfileAnglo American Plc is a diversified mining enterprise with extensive interests in gold, platinum, diamonds, coal, metals, industrial minerals, paper and packaging, and financial and technological support. Anglo American Plc has an international footprint, with operations and undeveloped resources in Africa, Europe, South and North America and Australia. Anglo American’s diamond interests are represented by a 45% share holding in De Beers. The company produces approximately 35% (by value) of the world’s rough diamonds from its mines in Botswana, Canada, Namibia and South Africa. The government of the Republic of Botswana has a 15% beneficial interest. De Beers is a 50/50 partner with GRB in the Debswana Diamond Company. Debswana operates two of the world’s largest diamond mines in Botswana; Jwaneng and Orapa Mines.last_img read more

first_imgThomas Wyatt Nigeria Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Thomas Wyatt Nigeria Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Thomas Wyatt Nigeria Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Thomas Wyatt Nigeria Plc (  2020 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileThomas Wyatt Nigeria Plc is a design and printing company in Nigeria offering services for graphic design, colour separation, general printing, paper converting and publishing. Major clients include Unilever Nigeria, Nigerian Bottling Company, MTN Communications, Four Mills of Nigeria, Mr Biggs, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Obafemi Awolowo University, Corona School Trust Council and Queen College. Thomas Wyatt Nigeria Plc specialises in producing products for schools and universities which includes exercise books, ruled paper, duplicated books, spiral- and quarter-bound books and typing paper. The company also prints calendars and diaries. A subsidiary of Thomas Wyatt Nigeria Plc manufactures and sells bulk toilet rolls and facial tissues for large businesses and education institutions. Formerly known as Thomas Wyatt and Sons (West Africa), the company changed its name to Thomas Wyatt Nigeria Plc when the company amalgamated two of its subsidiaries; Thomas Wyatt and Son (Northern Nigeria) Limited and Apex (Eastern Nigeria) Limited. The company operates through depots in Lagos, Port Harcourt, Kaduna, Onitsha and Ibadan. Thomas Wyatt Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

first_img Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Events Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Bath, NC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Tampa, FL [Anglican Communion News Service] An ecumenical group of Christian leaders in Zimbabwe have said that the country is “between a crisis and a kairos” (opportunity) and have called for a national dialogue. The Zimbabwe Heads of Christian Denominations, chaired by the Anglican bishop of Central Zimbabwe, Ishmael Mukuwanda, brings together the Zimbabwe Council of Churches, the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops Conference and the Evangelical Fellowship of Zimbabwe. In a statement released to ACNS Nov. 15, the group says that many Zimbabweans are “confused and anxious about what has transpired and continues to unfold in our nation.”Read the entire article here. Rector Pittsburgh, PA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Press Release Service Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Shreveport, LA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Africa, Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Smithfield, NC Between a crisis and a ‘kairos’: Zimbabwean church leaders call for national dialogue Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Washington, DC center_img Submit a Job Listing Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Submit an Event Listing Tags Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Posted Nov 15, 2017 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Martinsville, VA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Youth Minister Lorton, VA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Belleville, IL An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Anglican Communion Rector Collierville, TN Rector Hopkinsville, KYlast_img read more

first_imgRead “£2.5m rescue package for charities caught in Diana fund row” by Tash Shifrin at SocietyGuardian. 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis A group of grant-making trusts is offering £2.5 million to help projects affected by the freeze in grants made by the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund.SocietyGuardian reports that the trusts include Bridge House Estates, City Parochial Foundation, Garfield Weston Foundation, the Welsh Assembly, Northern Rock Foundation and Tudor Trust.The Fund had to freeze its grantmaking programme in July 2003 following legal action by American souvenir plate maker Franklin Mint. Advertisement Howard Lake | 8 October 2003 | News Trusts offer rescue package for Diana Fund recipients  26 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

first_img Tagged with: Major gift  19 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 18 June 2006 | Newscenter_img Income from major donor fundraising has soared by as much as 185.7% over the past year and 300% over 3 years, according to new Fundratios research released by the Institute of Fundraising (‘Institute’) today.Co-ordinated by the Centre for InterFirm Comparison (CIFC) on behalf of the Institute, Fundratios – the annual charity fundraising benchmarking project – analyses the fundraising income and expenditure of 37 charities with a combined voluntary income of £1.27 billion. Headline results show that voluntary income has risen by 15.5% over the past year and 45% over the past 3 years, with income from major donor fundraising up by 185.7% and 300% over the same respective time periods. For every £1 invested in fundraising, charities make an average of £4.86 in voluntary income. Advertisement Major giving increases my 300% over past three years, says Fundratioslast_img read more

first_img IndiaAsia – Pacific Online freedomsMedia independence Armed conflictsInternetFreedom of expression The law abolishes article 370 of India’s 1947 constitution, which granted a degree of autonomy to this territory with a large Muslim population that has been dogged by conflict and is now one the world’s most militarized regions. In practice, the Kashmiri population will now be ruled directly from New Delhi. August 6, 2019 – Updated on August 7, 2019 Indian-administered Kashmir cut off from the world IndiaAsia – Pacific Online freedomsMedia independence Armed conflictsInternetFreedom of expression Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the immediate restoration of all means of communication in Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir, which the central government suddenly disconnected yesterday morning. The region needs a free flow of information at this critical moment in its history, RSF said. April 27, 2021 Find out more March 3, 2021 Find out more The Kashmir Valley is used to Internet cuts, as RSF recently documented. But this total blackout was prompted by the announcement of a law scrapping this troubled northern territory’s special status. It was adopted this morning by the Lok Sabha, the Indian federal parliament’s lower house. The state of Jammu and Kashmir became a news and information black hole in the space of a single morning yesterday. Mobile Internet service was cut first. Then all online and phone services were disconnected. Even cable TV services are now inaccessible. RSF demands release of detained Indian journalist Siddique Kappan, hospitalised with Covid-19 India: RSF denounces “systemic repression” of Manipur’s media “Cutting all means of communication in Jammu and Kashmir prevents its journalists from doing their job and, above all, prevents its citizens from having access to independent news and information, which is absolutely decisive at such a crucial moment,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. News to go further “We call on India’s minister of home affairs, Amit Shah, to restore communications in the valley at once. The credibility of Indian democracy and respect for the rule of law are at stake.”center_img India is ranked 140th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. RSF_en Follow the news on India Indian journalist wrongly accused of “wantonly” inaccurate reporting The communications blackout in Kashmir has been accompanied by a sudden deployment of more than 45,000 paramilitaries. As tension mounted on the afternoon of 4 August, a reporter based in the state’s capital, Srinagar, told RSF: “It’s a war-like situation here. The government may terminate mobile and Internet services anytime.” The reporter can no longer be reached. Receive email alerts News News Organisation Help by sharing this information News The repeal of article 370 led to a massive deployment of troops in the Jammu and Kashmir region. (photo: Rakesh Bakshi / AFP) February 23, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

first_img WhatsApp Facebook TAGSCamp Fire West TexasSummer Day Camp By Odessa American – May 27, 2021 Twitter Twitter WhatsApp Summer Day Campcenter_img Camp Fire West Texas will be providing a Summer Day Camp for children age 5 to 12 years old at Gonzales Elementary School, 2700 Disney St.The Summer Day Camp will be open from 7:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. June 1-July 30.The Summer Day Camp will cost $90 for the week per child and children will need to bring their lunch.A morning and after-noon snack will be provided for each child along with games, trips, sports and many more fun supervised activities.No child will be turned away because of financial need.Financial assistance is available based on family size and income levels.For more information, call Camp Fire West Texas at 570-4144. Facebook Previous articleAnnual Calaveras eventNext articleDog Days of Summer Odessa American Pinterest Local News Pinterestlast_img read more

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles  Print This Post VP Mike Pence Addresses Industry Stakeholders on COVID-19 Response Home / Daily Dose / VP Mike Pence Addresses Industry Stakeholders on COVID-19 Response Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Previous: Hon. Brian D. Montgomery Discusses the State of Housing Next: New York Lawmakers: Mortgage Forbearance Is Not Enough Tagged with: housing market 2020 Mike Pence Mortgage leaders Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Mike Albanese in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News April 23, 2020 2,076 Views The Vice President of the United States Mike Pence addressed business and mortgage leaders during a conference call on Thursday, discussing the federal government’s response to COVID-19. The call was hosted by Dr. Benjamin Carson, Secretary for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Brian D. Montgomery, Federal Housing Commissioner, Assistant Secretary of HUD. Pence told the mortgage and business leaders that “we are making real progress” in slowing the spread of COVID-19, and that social-distancing efforts are helping to flatten the curve. “As of this morning, I am pleased to report that the numbers on the west coast continue to be low and steady but even in the New York metro area, including New Jersey and Connecticut and of course all of New York City’s broader area we believe that we are past the peak,” Pence said. Pence continued, saying: “Every single day we are one day closer to putting this epidemic in the past and I want to assure you that we are going to continue to use the full weight of the local government to support.” Secretary Carson said that the FHA took a series of important actions to provide relief to the American people across the country.HUD enacted foreclosure and eviction moratoriums for 60 days in March and announced in April that homeowners insured through the FHA could either make reduced payments or defer payments, for six months if they were impacted by COVID-19. Commissioner Montgomery added that the FHA will “obviously evaluate” the length of the policy as needed in the weeks ahead.He also said that the FHA issued a temporary waiver related to the in-person contact of early-default intervention.”In accordance with the CARES Act, we swiftly issued a mortgagee letter with loss-mitigation options for single-family borrowers affected by COVID-19. These policies should ease the stress of both borrowers and servicers,” Commissioner Montgomery said. He added that as long as the borrower is on a forbearance plan, the lender or servicer must waive all fees, charges, and penalties. However, Commissioner Montgomery noted that “we strongly encourage” people to continue to pay their mortgages if they are able.”We need to ensure our resources are directed to those who most need the help,” Commissioner Montgomery said. “I want to thank Vice President Pence, Secretary Carson, and Commissioner Montgomery for recognizing the efforts being made across the mortgage industry towards protecting and preserving homeownership,” Delgado said. “We applaud the efforts of the Administration and the unwavering commitment displayed by HUD to protect homeownership nationwide.”Secretary Carson recalled his life before HUD, working in medicine, operating on children with problems. He said he has seen firsthand the trauma that comes into people’s lives with a child is sick. However, he said he has also seen the “incredible resilience of the human spirit.” “Even when children and families are given a difficult response, those families’ first response is to pull together, to still their spirits to face the future with steady hands and hearts full of faith. That’s the sort of response we’re seeing happen within our American family as we resolve to pull together during this urgency put upon us by COVID-19,” Secretary Carson said. Secretary Carson added that he has taken those decades of experience in the operating room into the mindset of HUD. “While housing needs are always in my direct line of sight at HUD, the importance of keeping people healthy and safe has never really left my wider view. At the end of the day, everything comes secondary to a person’s health,” he said. Commissioner Montgomery added during the call that, “no one should lose their home because of the virus.”The Commissioner added that for loss mitigation, home retention options are available for single-family borrowers and include senior borrowers with FHA-insured reverse mortgages, known as home-equity conversion mortgages, or HECMs for short, by extending important deadlines. “To help our seniors affected by COVID-19, the HECM provision includes delays on calling the loans due in payable, such as when a borrower enters a healthcare facility due to COVID-19. This policy also extends timelines and temporarily withdraws requirements for HECM claims to reduce burdens on servicers,” Commissioner Montgomery said. He added that the COVID-19 National Emergency Standalone Partial Claim is designed to be used once a borrower’s COVID-19 forbearance period ends and if they are able to resume their prior payment. “To ensure this process is smooth for borrowers and servicers, we are developing a new portal to receive and process the standalone partial claims within FHA’s new cloud platform known as FHA Catalyst, which is our fortuitously timed aggressive effort to modernize our IT infrastructure. We expect this functionality to be ready by June, right about the time we should start seeing the first COVID-19 partial claims,” Commissioner Montgomery said. For borrowers who do not qualify for the COVID-19 Standalone Partial Claim at the end of their forbearance period, vendors are required to evaluate them for other loss-mitigation options. Secretary Carson said the HUD received $1 million in COVID-19-related funding to support the Fair Housing Initiative Program, mostly for education and outreach initiatives.He added that funded activities will include a range of national, regional, and local educational and outreach activities to address fair housing issues related to the coronavirus. Secretary also said that HUD’s Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity is currently drafting a notice of funding available to make these funds available competitively, on an expedited basis.Additionally, Secretary Carson said funds being made available through the CARES Act provide an additional $5 billion for the Community Development Block Grant program.”The CARES Act is also providing unprecedented and immediate relief to American families, workers, and businesses that support a variety of programs,” Secretary Carson said. The CARES Act also designated $1.25 billion for a tenant-based rental assistant, $1 billion for Section 8 project-based rental assistance, $200 million for Indian Housing block grant program, $100 million for Indian Community Development block grants, $65 million for housing persons with AIDS, $50 million for housing the elderly, and $15 million for housing persons with disabilities. Earlier this week, Five Star Global’s President and CEO Ed Delgado spoke with Commissioner Montgomery for a candid discussion about the industry’s reaction to COVID-19. Listen to that full podcast conversation here. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago housing market 2020 Mike Pence Mortgage leaders 2020-04-23 Mike Albanese Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more