Monday 15 November 2010 7:47 pm Sportingbet owns up to merger talks whatsapp Share whatsapp Show Comments ▼ ONLINE bookmaker Sportingbet has confirmed talks with “different parties” following reports the group is considering merging with Swedish rival Unibet.The companies are understood to have held preliminary discussions about combining to create a £600m group, with further talks expected in coming weeks.Sportingbet said in response to the weekend speculation that it “has had and will continue to have discussions with different parties in relation to a variety of potential opportunities,” although it did not refer to Unibet specifically.“There can be no certainty as to whether or not such discussions will result in any form of transaction,” it added in its statement to the stock exchange. Any announcement on a merger is reportedly not expected until next year, with more talks said to be needed before a deal can be sealed. In September, Sportingbet agreed a £22.8m settlement with the US Department of Justice over an investigation into alleged illegal internet gambling, which analysts claimed cleared the way for potential mergers or takeovers. KCS-content More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.com Tags: NULL
Les Moulins de la Concorde Ltee (LMLC.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2016 abridged results.For more information about Les Moulins de la Concorde Ltee (LMLC.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Les Moulins de la Concorde Ltee (LMLC.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Les Moulins de la Concorde Ltee (LMLC.mu) 2016 abridged results.Company ProfileLes Moulins de la Concorde Limitée (Ordinary) is headquartered in in Port-Louis, Mauritius. The company manufactures, distributes and sells wheat flour in Mauritius. Les Moulins de la Concorde Limitée exports product to Comoros, Seychelles, Reunion, Madagascar, and Mayotte as well through the company’s brand names Blédor and Les Moulins. The company also produces premix and multigrain premix flour for the manufacture of bread products under the DOMIX brand name, breads and bakery products under the OPTIMAL brand name and flour products for the manufacture of white bread under the Concorde brand name. In addition, the company provides flour for making pastries, donuts, puris, pastry flour for baking, and animal feed. Les Moulins de la Concorde Limitée (Ordinary) is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
CAL Bank Limited (CAL.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about CAL Bank Limited (CAL.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CAL Bank Limited (CAL.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CAL Bank Limited (CAL.gh) 2017 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileCAL Bank Limited is a leading financial institution in Ghana offering products and services for the investment, corporate and retail banking sectors, as well as custodial, treasury, security brokerage, fund management and asset management services. The banking group underwrites securities and provides financial solutions for corporate finance operations, loan syndications and securities portfolio management, acquisitions and mergers, acceptance of bills of exchange, bullion dealings, export trade development and financing, hire-purchase finance and leasing. CAL Bank Limited provide a counseling and financing service for industrial, agricultural, mining, services and commercial ventures. The financial institution was founded in 1990 and is based in Accra, Ghana. CAL Bank Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange
Adam Ashe , Glasgow Warriors Billy VunipolaYour dad, Fe’ao, played for Tonga – was rugby a big part of your childhood?Yes, massive. My brother Mako and I were ballboys for Tonga at some games. We moved to the UK when I was six and I started playing when I was about eight, at my school in Pontypool.Have you always played in the back row?I don’t like to say this but I used to be a prop!What do you like about playing No 8?You get to grind it out with the front five in the rucks and you can run the ball too – or even kick, as Zinzan Brooke showed. I like to mess around after training doing different skills.Has your dad been your biggest influence?Yes, but lots of other people helped as well, especially as he was away a lot because of his rugby.Did he mind you opting for England, not Tonga?He kind of pushed us to go for England because it’s a huge achievement to play for them, with all the players they have. It seemed right to me too, because I have spent most of my life abroad.What has it been like to play in the Premiership as a teenager?Last year I struggled, but I’m getting used to it. It’s hard on your body and can be stressful too.Which team-mates have helped you most?Serge Betsen was really calming when I first came in and now Ashley Johnson is good with me.RW Verdict: A powerhouse who doesn’t turn 20 until November, this England U20 forward looks set for a massive future. Adam Ashe(Glasgow)Adam Ashe (PA)WHEN DID you first play rugby?When I was about 14, when my PE teacher at Alva Academy said I looked more like a rugby player than a footballer.Have you always played in the back row?I started at full-back, then moved in to centre, up to second-row and then back to the back row from U17s. No 8 is my favourite.Which Scotland teams have you played for?The U17s and U18s, then last season I was in the Sevens squad and went to all nine IRB tournaments.You only turned 19 in July, so was it tough being away so much?At the start we were away for a month, so I was in at the deep end, but I really enjoyed it. It was good to experience playing in front of big crowds and the full-time training helped my fitness.Which coach has been the biggest help to you?My Glasgow Academy coach Iain Monaghan has been particularly good.What are your aims for this season?To play for the Warriors and for Scotland U20.What interests do you have outside rugby?I love golf. I used to play off seven when I was 15.RW Verdict: A great, young prospect who got bags of crucial experience under his belt on the sevens circuit last season.Billy Vunipola(Wasps) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS This article appeared in the November 2012 issue of Rugby World Magazine.Find a newsagent that sells Rugby World in the UK. Or you may prefer the digital edition on your MAC, PC, or iPad.
16 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 14 February 2008 | 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. New signups for online mobile phone and cartridge recycling programme Tagged with: Trading Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, Pelvic Pain Support Network, and Adapt are the latest charities to sign up to raise funds from the Each One Counts online recycling programme for printer cartridges and mobile phones.The online service developed by Environmental Business Products (EBP) enables small charities to benefit from fundraising from these two donated items, some of them for the first time. It means that the previous limitation of large print runs for recycling bags has now been overcome. As a result, any charity can join in, however small their supporter base.Fiona Healey-Hutchinson, Battersea’s Director of Fundraising, said: “Using the online approach will ensure a cost-effective and sustainable recycling scheme and it will help us develop our supporter database. Each One Counts is a natural fit with our strategy”.Because not all cartridges and mobiles can be recycled or have a commercial value, Each One Counts provides a simple online ‘checker’ to help charity supporters see if their items are recyclable and reusable.www.eachonecounts.co.uk
February 16, 2016 – Updated on March 8, 2016 RSF calls for release of four US journalists detained in Bahrain RSF_en Organisation March 17, 2021 Find out more News BahrainMiddle East – North Africa June 15, 2020 Find out more —————————————- German spyware company FinFisher searched by public prosecutors Tenth anniversary of Bahraini blogger’s arrest Receive email alerts Freelance reporter Anna Therese Day and her three-member TV crew were arrested in Sitra, south of the capital, Manama, where they had gone to cover activities marking the anniversary of the start of the protests.They are accused of working as journalists without permission. One of them, who was arrested in the middle of a demonstration, is also charged with illegal behaviour towards the security forces.“RSF calls on the authorities to release the four detained journalists at once and without conditions,” said Alexandra El Khazen, the head of RSF’s Middle East desk. “Ever since the February 2011 protests, it has been difficult for foreign journalists to obtain work visas in the run-up to their anniversary. The authorities hope to control the situation by keeping the number of unwanted witnesses of new protests to the minimum.”The four journalists, who reportedly entered the country on 11 and 12 February, were still being interrogated by prosecutors this morning.A total of 14 professional and non-professional journalists are currently imprisoned in Bahrain, which is ranked 163rd out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. to go further Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the arbitrary arrest of four US journalists in Bahrain on 14 February. They were there to cover the fifth anniversary of the 2011 protests in Bahrain. News Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Bahrain RSF is relieved to learn of the release of the four US journalists who had been detained in Bahrain since 14 February.After interrogating them this morning, the public prosecutor’s office issued a statement announcing their conditional release pending the outcome of the investigation.They are charged with participating in an illegal demonstration with a view to causing public order disturbances. As they are not subject to any travel restrictions, they can now leave Bahrain.In order to censor the reporting of both local and foreign journalists, the Bahraini authorities often accuse them of taking part in illegal demonstrations and attacking members of the security forces. October 14, 2020 Find out more News News BahrainMiddle East – North Africa Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives
TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Activities in the field News February 25, 2016 – Updated on May 1, 2016 With RSF in Washington, wife of Can Dündar pleads for his release News Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit April 2, 2021 Find out more Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor During a visit to Washington, DC organized by Reporters Without Borders (RSF), the wife of Can Dündar, editor in chief of Turkish newspaper Cumhuriyet who is currently imprisoned with his colleague Erdem Gül, met with high-level government officials, members of Congress and journalists in order to raise awareness about her husband’s case. He is accused of “espionage”, “attempting a coup d’état,” and “aiding and abetting a terrorist organisation.” During the press conference organized by RSF at the National Press Club in Washington DC, with panelists such as investigative journalist for The Washington Post Dana Priest, Hürriyet’s Washington DC correspondent Tolga Tanis, The New York Times investigative journalist James Risen, and award-winning investigative journalist for The Washington Post Carl Bernstein, Dilek Dündar said she “hoped for an independent decision from Turkey’s Constitutional court and that Can and Erdem will be released soon.” The Turkish Constitutional court is expected to decide tomorrow whether or not to release Can and Erdem while they await their trial, set to begin March 25. In a video message broadcast at this morning’s event, the investigative journalist Carl Bernstein who shared the Pulitzer Prize with Bob Woodward for his coverage of the Watergate scandal for The Washington Post remarked that Turkey has “instituted a methodical crackdown on the media, using the smokescreen of terrorism to justify the arrest and detention of numerous distinguished journalists whose only crimes have been the pursuit of the truth.” Tolga Tanis, Washington DC correspondent for Hürriyet, echoed Bernstein’s remarks: “when you do your job in Turkey as a journalist, you end up in jail.” Pulitzer-prize winning investigative journalist for The Washington Post Dana Priest highlighted how much American journalists rely on foreign journalists to “tell the truth”, encouraging fellow journalists to “get over (their) hesitancy to be an advocate.” Editor of Turkish newspaper Cumhuriyet, Can Dündar was arrested on November 26, 2015 with Ankara bureau chief Erdem Gül as a result of the accusations made against them by President Erdogan and the head of the National Intelligence Organization (MİT), after they published evidence of MİT arms deliveries to Syria. They have been detained since then, and Turkey’s public prosecutors have requested “aggravated life sentences without possibility of pardon.”The Pulitzer-prize winning New York Times journalist James Risen denounced the “outrageous” charges brought against Can and Erdem and Turkey’s “ridiculous crackdown on journalism.” He also highlighted the importance of Can and Erdem’s story for the American people, particularly since “American reporters often rely on foreign journalists for what’s going on on the ground.” “Freedom of information is currently under attack in Turkey, with a growing crackdown on independent reporting, and an uptick in cyber-censorship and arbitrary arrests and prosecutions,” said Delphine Halgand, the US director of Reporters Without. “The misuse of anti-terror law to prosecute Can Dündar and Erdem Gül is only the latest in a series of similar cases in Turkey, and is one of many developments that show growing authoritarianism and a blatant erosion of press freedom.” “Given that the current climate both in and around Turkey is becoming increasingly dangerous, the government is operating within a difficult context. But narrowing the space of free debate and cracking down on the expression of dissent serve to further divide and weaken the country”, said Johann Bihr, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. Turkey is ranked 149th out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. News April 2, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Organisation Receive email alerts April 28, 2021 Find out more News Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law RSF_en TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Activities in the field to go further Follow the news on Turkey
News UpdatesUttarakhand HC Directs State Govt. To Consider Paying 50% Minimum Support Price To Farmers [Read Orders] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK22 April 2020 8:23 AMShare This – xThe Uttarakhand High Court has directed the State Government to consider paying 50% Minimum Support Price for wheat to the farmers, so as to address their urgent needs during the prevailing circumstances amid the pandemic. The order has been passed by a bench comprising of Justices Ravindra Maithani and Sudhanshu Dhulia in a PIL filed for the welfare of poor farmers who are affected…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Uttarakhand High Court has directed the State Government to consider paying 50% Minimum Support Price for wheat to the farmers, so as to address their urgent needs during the prevailing circumstances amid the pandemic. The order has been passed by a bench comprising of Justices Ravindra Maithani and Sudhanshu Dhulia in a PIL filed for the welfare of poor farmers who are affected in the lock down. The Petitioner, Murli Manohar Srivastava had approached the High Court raising a “genuine and timely concern” regarding harvesting of Rabi crop in the State and fair prices being given to the farmers, in these difficult times. Over the course of hearing, the court noted that payment of crop prices to the farmers, especially to marginalized farmers, during the prevailing circumstances might take long and may thus adversely affect them. “Normally it will take more than a month for them to get the price of the crop they have harvested,” the bench observed. Considering these difficulties, the court ordered the State to consider paying half of MSP to those framers who supply upto 100 quintals wheat “from its own resources”. “Being conscious of the logistical and other problems of the State, we direct that the State must consider promptly, on urgent basis of giving from its own resources 50% of the minimum support price of the wheat procured from the farmers, who have given wheat upto 100 quintals, in the purchasing centre, within three days from the date of procurement. This shall atleast take care of urgent need of these farmers,” the court ordered. The bench however clarified that its direction was only advisory and subject to consideration of the state Government vis-à-vis availability of resources. “All the same, since we are also conscious of the fact that most of the amount will ultimately come from the Food Corporation of India, and we are not at the moment aware of the logistics and funds available with the State Government, we only direct the State Government to consider it, but consider it on urgent basis for release of this amount, as directed as above. We would wait for the reply of the State, before going further with the matter. We also direct the counsel for the Food Corporation of India and Mr. Rakesh Thapliyal, learned Assistant Solicitor General of India to get instructions in this matter,” the court said. The bench was also informed about various Government Orders and Policies that have already been implemented by the state Government to address the concerns of all the farmers. The matter is now listed for April 24. Case Details: Case Title: In Re In The Matter Of Welfare Of Poor Farmers Who Are Effected In The Lock Down v. Govt of Uttarakhand Case No.: WP PIL 49/2020 Quorum: Justice Ravindra Maithani and Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia Appearance: Petitioner in person; Advocate General SN Babulkar with Chief Standing Counsel Paresh Tripathi, assisted by Standing Counsel for the State Anil Bisht and Assistant Solicitor General of India Rakesh Thapliyal assisted by Sanjay Bhatt (for State) Click Here To Download Order Dated April 15Click Here To Download Order Dated April 18 Click Here To Download Order Dated April 21 Next Story
iStock/MrRuj(CHARLOTTE) — A 22-year-old newly-hired employee was attacked and killed by a lion after it escaped a locked space at a North Carolina animal center on Sunday, officials said.A “husbandry team, led by a professionally trained animal keeper, was carrying out a routine enclosure cleaning” at the Conservators Center in Burlington when a lion left the locked space, went into the area where the humans were and killed Alexandra Black, the Caswell County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.Black, 22, from New Palestine, Indiana, had recently graduated from Indiana State University and had worked at the Conservator Center for about two weeks, the sheriff’s office said. She was also a college intern, the sheriff’s office added.Personnel were unable to tranquilize the lion, so deputies shot and killed the animal so Black’s body could be retrieved, the sheriff’s office said.The Conservators Center said in a statement it was “devastated by the loss of a human life.”It was not immediately clear how the lion escaped the enclosure, according to the center and the sheriff’s office.The center is home to more than 80 animals and more than 21 species, according to its website.The center said it will be closed until further notice.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
April 5, 2019 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 4/4/19 Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Thursday’s sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLAMERICAN LEAGUEDetroit 5 Kansas City 4NY Yankees 8 Baltimore 4Oakland 7 Boston 3Cleveland 4 Toronto 1Texas 11 LA Angels 4Seattle at Chi White Sox 2:10 p.m., postponedNATIONAL LEAGUEWashington 4 NY Mets 0Pittsburgh 2 Cincinnati 0Atlanta 9 Chi Cubs 4San Diego at St. Louis 4:15 p.m., postponedNATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONMilwaukee 128 Philadelphia 122Sacramento 117 Cleveland 104Golden State 108 L.A. Lakers 90NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUESO NY Islanders 2 Florida 1Buffalo 5 Ottawa 2Carolina 3 New Jersey 1Washington 2 Montreal 1Pittsburgh 4 Detroit 1Tampa Bay 3 Toronto 1Boston 3 Minnesota 0St. Louis 7 Philadelphia 3Nashville 3 Vancouver 2OT Colorado 3 Winnipeg 2San Jose 3 Edmonton 2Arizona 4 Vegas 1Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Beau Lund