“Additional threats are likely to continue to materialize while sport events resume in a usually quiet sporting period of the year, given that the financial crisis has adversely impacted countless sport organisations globally, which in turn, may increase the level of risk-taking and vulnerability of athletes and sport stakeholders,” Calvi warned. There were 38 alerts in North America – 17 in football, three in basketball, seven in tennis, five in American football, two in baseball and four in esports – and 26 in South America, all in football. Out of these 452 alerts, 35 were “code red” alerts, where the reasons for the alert may include rumours of match fixing from a named source or observations of both suspicious betting volumes and patterns have been observed on exchange sites. This was a 288.9% year-on-year increase. Of the 44 matches reported, 41 concerned football. Among the reports, 15 were sent to European football governing body Uefa, 11 to global football governing body Fifa, 15 to Swiss gambling regulator Comlot and 12 to other authorities, with some alerts being sent to more than one body. Africa saw 10 complaints – nine in football and one in basketball – Oceania saw six – four in football and two in basketball – and international events drew three alerts, all in tennis. Europe was the source of the majority of alerts, with 298 coming from the continent. Of these 298, 259 were in football and 13 each in tennis, basketball and ice hockey. Topics: Social responsibility Sports betting Sports integrity Of the 452 alerts that GLMS generated, 400 were flagged pre-match. A further 42 were generated after a match finished, and 10 during play. The most common source of an alert was team-related news, which was the reason for 158 alerts. A further 78 alerts were due to significant odds changes; 68 due to wrong opening prices, and 43 due to odds changes that needed further investigation. Integrity body the Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS) saw suspicious betting activity increase significantly in the third quarter of 2020, with 452 alerts generated in the period. This represented a 116.3% year-on-year rise in alerts, for which 44 incidents were unexplained, necessitating an investigation on the matter. This, in turn, represented a 91.3% year-on-year rise. 9th October 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle GLMS match-fixing alerts almost double in Q3 Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Football dominated the alerts, generating 370. A further 34 were in basketball; 23 tennis; four in esports; 13 in ice hockey; three in baseball, and five in American football. Sports integrity GLMS president Ludovico Calvi warned that given the financial impact of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, match-fixing may become a greater threat than before due to the increasing power of the financial incentives. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Asia saw the next-most alerts at 71, with 55 in football, 15 in basketball and one in baseball. A further 89 alerts were classed as code yellow, 307 green and 21 received a different classification such as a request for further information. Email Address
Nation Media Group (NMG.rw) listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Printing & Publishing sector has released it’s 2010 annual report.For more information about Nation Media Group (NMG.rw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Nation Media Group (NMG.rw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Nation Media Group (NMG.rw) 2010 annual report.Company ProfileNation Media Group is the largest independent media house in East and Central Africa with interests in print, broadcasting and digital media. Nation Media Group operates in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda. Multi-media platforms include newspaper and magazine publications, radio and television broadcasting, and digital marketing publications. Nation Media Group generates and distributes content created to inform, educate and entertain consumers to a multi-cultural audience across East and Central Africa. The media house was founded in 1960 in a turbulent political era by His Highness the Aga Khan and became a voice for African people. Nation Media Group is listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange
Capital Hotels Plc (CHOTEL.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2011 annual report.For more information about Capital Hotels Plc (CHOTEL.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Capital Hotels Plc (CHOTEL.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Capital Hotels Plc (CHOTEL.ng) 2011 annual report.Company ProfileCapital Hotels Plc owns and operates the Sheraton Abuja Hotel in Nigeria which includes quality accommodation, restaurants, apartments for letting, recreational facilities, a night club and a business/conference centre. The Sheraton Abuja Hotel opened in 1990 and has gained international repute as a premier hotel operation in Abuja in Nigeria. The hotel is geared for tourists and business people offering a wide range of facilities and services. The Sheraton Abuja Hotel boasts quality air-conditioned accommodation, a selection of excellent restaurants, an outdoor pool, tennis court and fitness centre, a business lounge, conference and meeting facilities, banquet halls and a popular night club. Capital Hotels Plc operates out of the hotel in Abuja, Nigeria. Capital Hotels Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
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Investors opening their apps and financial websites on 13 October may have been more than a little shocked to see the Saga share price. Shares in the British insurance, travel, and financial services company apparently rose by an incredible 1,300% overnight.Was this the fastest turnaround story of the decade or was something else going on here?5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The Saga continuesFor a storied and trusted brand focused on the over-50s, the falling Saga share price has been quite the embarrassment.The company went public in 2014 in what was described as a ‘lacklustre’ IPO that revealed substantial structural issues. Since then the company issued multiple profit warnings and removed its medium-term earnings growth guidance. Falling revenues, widening costs, growing debt, and a series of strategic errors hit the Saga share price hard.Then, the company diversified into ocean cruises at the worst possible time: just before a global pandemic that crippled the sector. From nearly a billion pounds in sales in 2015, Saga crumbled 17% to £797.3m in its last full-year results. Declining sales saw the group swing from a £193m profit in 2018 to an annual loss of £123.2m in 2019. These losses more than doubled in the 2020 full-year results, to £279.2m.Something had to be done to stem the bleeding.Saga share price soars?So did we really see a 1,300% price rise overnight? Well, no, actually.The Saga share price appeared to rise dramatically because of something called ‘share consolidation’. This is a technical term for how a company organises its shares on the stock market. The company took the 2bn+ shares it had in issue, and replaced them with 139m ‘consolidated’ shares. So 15 times fewer shares.This is the continuation of a course-correction that started in September 2020, when the company announced yet another change of management and strategy. Saga managed to scrape together £150m to boost its balance sheet and shore up its financial position. £100m of that total rescue package was provided by ex-CEO Roger De Haan.Saga like Tesla?A share consolidation is the opposite of a stock split, where a company deliberately increases the number of shares it has in issue to bring the per-share price down. The most famous recent example of a stock split was by Elon Musk’s Tesla. In August, the electric carmaker split its shares 5-for-1 in an effort to make it easier for everyday investors to buy them. This move gave every Tesla shareholder four extra shares for every one they already held. And effectively it reduced by five times the price new investors had to pay per share.Saga has done the opposite to Tesla. With this share consolidation or ‘reverse stock split’ it has dramatically reduced the number of shares it has in issue by 15 times. As a consequence, to the dumb computers that control most financial apps, the Saga share price appeared to have instantly grown 15 times larger.Where nextMuch as they would like it to be the case, Saga shareholders did not instantly become 15 times richer overnight. The company is still burning huge amounts of cash — between £6m and £8m every month, and won’t be able to start taking cruise passengers again until April next year. The new management team looks promising, but I am avoiding Saga until the fortune reversal it has promised starts to appear on its balance sheet. See all posts by Tom Rodgers
ArchDaily Denmark Skybox House / Primus ArkitekterSave this projectSaveSkybox House / Primus Arkitekter Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/28967/skybox-house-primus-architects Clipboard Area: 1200 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Denmark ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/28967/skybox-house-primus-architects Clipboard Architects: Primus Arkitekter Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Year: Houses “COPY” Skybox House / Primus Arkitekter Save this picture!+ 30 Share CopyAbout this officePrimus ArkitekterOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodHousesDenmarkPublished on July 15, 2009Cite: “Skybox House / Primus Arkitekter” 15 Jul 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
Houses ArchDaily Manufacturers: SIPCollaborator:Francesco BorghiStructural Engineering:José Manuel MoralesBuilder:Mauricio JaraSanitary Installation:Patricio MoyaElectrical Installation:Rodrigo DíazConstructive System:Panel SIP. Walls of 1,22 x 2,44 x 0,11. Slabs of 1,22 x 4,88 x 0,21Finishings:Exterior, Fibrocement; Interior, Pine 1 x 4” albayaldeModel:Alejandro Soffia, Gerardo BambachCity:Cachagua, ZapallarCountry:ChileMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Juan Durán SierraltaRecommended ProductsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40WoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsWindowsStudcoSteel Window Reveal – EzyRevealText description provided by the architects. Architects make valuable efforts to improve the environment of our various activities. But splendid architecture happens in specific cases, therefore the benefits of good design are quantitatively low for the Society. Although these specific cases may be buildings that house many people or have a high qualitative impact on their environment, they do not really influence the growth of our built environment.Save this picture!Van Gogh Photomontage 2Prefabrication is presented in this context as a tool for the proliferation of the design virtues, integrated into a replicable constructive system. Therefore, it can be affirmed that the prefabricated systems can satisfactorily answer the massive demands of architecture from Society. CASALARGA is a house model designed with SIP panels (Structural insulated panel). These panels are prefabricated building components installed in the Chilean market and available through different suppliers throughout the country. Its technology is simple and arises in the US in the 1930s.Save this picture!© Juan Durán SierraltaIn Chile, they have been present since 1945, although they disappeared from the market till the 2000s. The panel is currently available around the world. According to its commercial acronym, the panel has the great virtue of combining structure and thermal insulation at the same time. They can also be arranged both horizontally and vertically. It can also be arranged obliquely so that the possibilities of spatial configuration are varied.Save this picture!Courtesy of Alejandro SoffiaSave this picture!SectionsSave this picture!© Juan Durán SierraltaThe prefabrication grade is medium, that is, it does not completely solve the needs of a building and the joints must be done in situ. However, it is very quick and easy to assemble. I have developed a series of 9 houses with this system, where I have tried different configurations of ‘bays’, to produce different spatial and/or volumetric results. To take advantage of the prefabricated systems, in this case, the different bays respond strictly to the multiplication of the module as it comes from the factory. In this way materials and processes are reduced, resulting in cost and time savings.Save this picture!Structural System SectionIn CASALARGA the use of the panel was tested obliquely to adapt to the classic formal requirements associated with a gabled house. The house, that’s for “massive” family, is defined on the width by a 4.88 m long panel, multiplied 33 times on the same axis for a total of 40 meters long. The base ‘bay’ optimizes the measures of the panels, and it’s been modified according to the different programmatic requirements. CASALARGA is not only an extensive single-family home, but is thought of as a possible model to repeat massively, and thus collaborate in a quantitative and qualitative way to the quality of life of people.Save this picture!© Juan Durán SierraltaProject gallerySee allShow less5 Tech Innovations to Help Manage Project Data and Create New Ways of DesigningArticlesLandscape Representation: The Role of Architectural Plans in Parks and Public SpacesArticles Share “COPY” Shotgun House / Alejandro Soffia “COPY” Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/890992/shotgun-house-alejandro-soffia Clipboard Save this picture!© Juan Durán Sierralta+ 42Curated by Danae Santibañez Share Shotgun House / Alejandro SoffiaSave this projectSaveShotgun House / Alejandro Soffia CopyHouses•Cachagua, Zapallar, Chile Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/890992/shotgun-house-alejandro-soffia Clipboard Chile Architects: Alejandro Soffia Area Area of this architecture project Area: 427 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeAlejandro SoffiaOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesZapallarCachaguaCachagua, ZapallarChilePublished on March 20, 2018Cite: “Shotgun House / Alejandro Soffia” 20 Mar 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
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New Gift Aid rules for 2006 could hit heritage and wildlife charities 14 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 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 gift aid rules for one-off donations could cause difficulties for some charities’ finances when they come into force in April 2006, warns charities experts accountants and business advisers, PKF.Current tax rules allow charities to claim from the Inland Revenue an additional 28p for every pound of one-off donations for entry to visitor centres to see heritage property or wildlife. From April 2006, visitors will have to pay 10% more than the usual entrance fee in order for the charity to be able to claim back the tax relief. Wealthy visitors will benefit as higher rate tax payers can also claim extra tax relief of 18% on the donation more than making up for the 10% extra payment. But the majority of visitors, who are likely to be basic rate taxpayers, will make no saving and they will be better off simply paying the standard entry price. Many charities could lose vital gift aid top-up income as a result. Advertisement Howard Lake | 15 February 2006 | News
Reporters Without Borders condemns a new attack on a journalist in the northwestern Tribal Area of South Waziristan, this time on Mujeebur Rehman, who was shot in the hand on 14 May in the village of Dhog, near Wana. Reporters Amir Nawab Khan and Allah Noor Wazir were killed in an earlier attack on 7 February Help by sharing this information PakistanAsia – Pacific Organisation January 28, 2021 Find out more Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire News Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists News Receive email alerts Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder News April 21, 2021 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out more PakistanAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Pakistan Reporters Without Borders today condemned a shooting attack on 14 May on Mujeebur Rehman, the correspondent of the Daily Times and Reuters Television in Wana, in the northwestern territory of South Waziristan. Rehman sustained a minor injury to the hand in the attack, which took place in Dhog, a village near Wana.”This is the second attack in the Tribal Areas in three months, and follows the murders of reporters Amir Nawab Khan and Allah Noor Wazir on 7 February,” the press freedom organization said. “The Pakistani authorities must quickly shake off their lethargy and deploy all necessary means to catch those responsible for this new attack. This series of unpunished murders and attempted murders must be brought to an end.”Four masked gunmen in a vehicle opened fire on Rehman at around 6:45 a.m. as he was going to Wana. The assailants have not been identified and their motive is unclear. Rehman told Reporters Without Borders he had not received any prior threat.Two police officers who failed to respond to the shooting have been arrested by the Wana authorities for “negligence.” As a result of their failure to act, the gunmen were able to get away in the direction of the Afghan border. May 16, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Gunmen fire on Reuters TV correspondent RSF_en News to go further
News March 12, 2021 Find out more China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Organisation RSF_en June 2, 2021 Find out more May 19, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Letter to Larry Page and Sergey Brin: “Will you agree to censor Google?” Follow the news on China Receive email alerts ChinaAsia – Pacific News Help by sharing this information April 27, 2021 Find out more China’s Cyber Censorship Figures Following Google’s announcement that it is to open an office in China, Reporters Without Borders has written to the company’s two founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, asking them for a clear response to the following question: “Will you agree to censor your search engine if asked to by Beijing?”Google’s press relations department told Reporters Without Borders that the role of the office in China would initially be limitedto research, in order to “better understand this complex market.”The letter says:”We do not wish to question your company’s actions in advance, but we have seen how the Chinese government makes respect for its censorship policies a condition for companies such as yours to set up in China. It has demanded that other Internet search engines censor their own results according to a blacklist that is regularly updated by the Beijing authorities. This what your competitor, Yahoo!, agreed to do ever since setting up in China. You say the role of office you will open in China will initially be limited to researching the Chinese market. We nonetheless think you should confront certain ethical issues right from the start of this initiative. Reporters Without Borders therefore asksyou to give a clear response now to the following question: will you agree to censor your search engine if asked to by Beijing?”Until recently, Google always refused to bend to the Chinese government’s will in this respect. But recent decisions have led us to fear that your commitment to respect freedom of expression is giving way to commercial logic.”We were astonished to learn that you invested in July 2004 in a competing Chinese search engine, Baidu, which filters its search results. We find it hard to understand why you have become the partner of a website to which the authorities redirected your users in 2002, when Google was banned in China. We are even more disturbed by your agreement in November to withdraw news media considered “subversive” by Beijing from the Chinese version of your news search engine.”We simply ask you to reject self-censorship. If the Chinese authorities want to block access to certain websites, they must do it themselves. Indeed, they do block many sites. But we would find it extremely disturbing if you yourselves were to participate in the Chinese government’s policy of suppressing press freedom. It is true that your main competitor in China, Yahoo!, bowed to China’s demands in this respect. But we expect a more courageous stance from Google, which has displayed a determination to respect ethical principles since its creation.”Your company is sufficiently powerful to be able to impose certain conditions on the Chinese authorities. We therefore ask you to stand by your principles on free expression.”Finally, we are convinced that acceptable solutions to these issues can be found through dialogue between companies and human rights organizations. We are therefore at your disposal should you wish to discuss this issue further with us.”The letter is signed by Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard. to go further Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes News News ChinaAsia – Pacific Following Google’s announcement that it is to open an office in China, Reporters Without Borders has written to the company’s two founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, asking them for a clear response to the following question: “Will you agree to censor your search engine if asked to by Beijing?”