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Betfan has rolled out its gambling services in the Polish market, claiming to be the only with the online operator offering consumers in the country the chance to wager on a range of non-sporting events.Punters will have access to traditional sports betting and esports wagering, as well as a selection of bets on entertainment, media, politics, show business, economics and the weather.Betfan has said this diversified service means that it can offer more than 1.5m different bets every month.CEO Piotr Sienkiewicz said Betfan is keen to change the perception of bookmaker bets, with the operator setting a goal of becoming one of the top five betting brands in Poland – in terms of turnover – within the next three to four years.“We are not focusing solely on just sporting events and their results, we look closely to the surroundings and we try to offer our fans a variety of bets matching their various interests,” Sienkiewicz said.“With us you can bet on almost anything. In order to not to create additional barriers, we take on us payment of tax on games, and each new player can take advantage of the highest welcome bonus on the market, worth PLN 3,000.”Betfan becomes the 10th online gambling operator to go live in the regulated Polish market. The launch comes six months after it secured a licence from the country’s Ministry of Finance.Last year, Betfan was one of a number of operators that were awarded licences, along with the likes of Typiko and Traf Zakłady Wzajemne, a subsidiary of state-owned gaming operator Totalizator Sportowy.Cherry, Betclic Everest, Totalbet, and Ewinner also secured licences in 2018.Betfan is managed by a team of experienced industry professionals, with chief executive Sienkiewicz previously working at Polish bookmaker forBET and Totolotek, the Intralot sports betting subsidiary acquired by Gauselmann Group in March this year. Its head of IT Jarogniew Muszyński also worked for the two operators, while operations chief Grzegorz Kiczko also spent time working for Totolotek. Regions: Europe Central and Eastern Europe Poland Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Esports Sports betting Betfan goes live in Poland AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Betfan has rolled out its gambling services in the Polish market, claiming to be the only with the online operator offering consumers in the country the chance to wager on a range of non-sporting events. 17th May 2019 | By contenteditor Tags: Online Gambling Esports Email Address
Innodis Ltd (HWF.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Innodis Ltd (HWF.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Innodis Ltd (HWF.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Innodis Ltd (HWF.mu) 2020 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileInnodis Limited is a Mauritian company that operates in the production and sale of various food and non-food items across the company’s segments which include Wholesale and Retail, Production and Distribution, amongst a few others. Within their production and distribution segment, the company engages in poultry farming, distribution of chicken, ice cream, yoghurt and other frozen food items, manufacturing, marketing and distribution of food and grocery products. Whilst in the ‘others’ segment they focus on manufacturing and distribution of animal feeds, as well as manufacturing, imports and distributive trading, retailing, franchising and consultancy. The Company, through its Poultry Division, produces chicken with an integrated operation of breeding farms, hatchery, broiler farms, quarantine farm and processing plants. It offers ice cream, and yoghurt and sterilized milk. Innodis Limited is headquartered in Port Louis, Mauritius. Innodis Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius
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Howard Lake | 22 November 1999 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Raffles and auctions are undoubtedly the most popular online events used by charities to raise funds. Some of the prizes and lots now on offer are impressive.For example, Reef Check, the international coral reef survey and conservation programme, have teamed up with www.HelpandWin.com to raffle a home site on a pristine 500 acre island off Acadia National Park, Maine, USA. Every donation of $20 buys one ticket in the raffle. In addition to the $450,000 property, the winner will receive $150,000, to be used, if desired, to build an island dream home. Tagged with: Events Gaming Advertisement 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. 36 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Good reef!
Community shops to use Ethecol’s credit/debit card system 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. 33 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Plunkett Community Shop Network, launched last week to support the UK’s 255 community owned shops, expects to save in the region of £1,300 per year for each shop by employing Ethecol’s card processing services. Founded by social entrepreneur Robert Ashton and credit card specialist Peter King, Ethecol are a social enterprise company who process credit and debit cards at greatly reduced rates for community concerns.“Community run shops are often quite small and traditional card processors charge prohibitive rates,” said Ashton. “Ethecol offers a service solely to social enterprises and charges about half the rate of high street banks.“Ethecol works with the Allied Irish Bank who will pay commission to the Plunkett Foundation, who will then reinvest that commission into further benefits for members of the Community Shop Network. Ethecol’s running costs are covered by the commission we receive when each retailer buys or leases their chip and pin terminal.”With an estimated 400 village shop closures each year, community shops are effectively replacing almost 5% of all village shops closures.The Plunkett Foundation helps rural communities to take control of the issues affecting them through community ownership. The focus of their work is helping rural communities to set up and run community-owned shops and a wide range of other community-owned rural services.www.plunkett.uk.net Tagged with: Digital Finance social enterprise Howard Lake | 24 March 2011 | News 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 The Fundraising Standards Board is asking its member charities to submit details of their fundraising activity and of the complaints they received about it during 2014.The annual return must be completed by 9 March 2015. Submitting the annual complaint return is a requirement of all charity members (excluding advocate members) of the FRSB who signed up to self-regulation before July 2014.Currently, 1,700 charities and fundraising suppliers are signed up to the self-regulatory scheme, accounting for more than half of all voluntary income raised nationally.This year the FRSB is asking for further information about the causes for complaint in four key areas:• direct mail• telephone• doorstep (face-to-face)• household clothing/goods collectionsThese are the four methods that generated the most complaints in FRSB’s 2013 Complaint Report. From the near 20 billion fundraising asks made by FRSB members during the year, these four methods prompted 48,432 complaints.2014 resultsThe FRSB will publish a summary of all charity fundraising complaints recorded last year by its members in June 2015.Alistair McLean, Chief Executive of the Fundraising Standards Board, said:“Our members are to be congratulated on their approach to public feedback, the data they record and, typically, the high standard in which they deal with any complaints. In reporting complaints to the FRSB annually, charities enable us to identify trends and common concerns about fundraising, inform the sector and to work with charities and trade bodies to prevent many of those issues from escalating.” Advertisement Tagged with: Fundraising Standards Board Law / policy The Fundraising Standards Board‘s website indicates whether a member charity’s complaint report has been submitted or not. 44 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 9 January 2015 | News Photo: thumbs up and down by Amphaiwan on Shutterstock.com FRSB seeks fundraising complaint data for 2014 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.
Scope and Virgin Media have agreed a two-year partnership in which the company will apply its dgital technology skills and services to help transform the lives of disabled people and their families.The £1 million partnership, Scope‘s largest corporate partnership, will focus on three areas:· inspiring independence – providing disabled people with access to technology that enables them to communicate, control their home environment and independently access education and employment.· connecting families – digitally connecting parents of disabled children with other parents facing similar issues.· End the Awkward – Virgin Media will work with Scope to change attitudes to disability through the charity’s End the Awkward campaign. Two thirds of people feel awkward around disability.AccessibilityVirgin Media will encourage its 13,600 employees and its customers to support these initiatives. In return Scope will work with the company to help improve the accessibility of its workplaces and services for disabled employees and customers.Brigitte Trafford, chief corporate affairs officer at Virgin Media, says:“We’re delighted to announce this major new partnership with Scope. They have been instrumental in helping us better serve our disabled customers. This partnership will help us transform the lives of disadvantaged people in the UK through digital technology.” Advertisement Tagged with: charity of the year corporate Howard Lake | 1 August 2015 | 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. 84 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Scope in two-year partnership with Virgin Media AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
SHARE Trade and Crop Insurance Top Farmer Policy Concerns Home Indiana Agriculture News Trade and Crop Insurance Top Farmer Policy Concerns Trade and Crop Insurance Top Farmer Policy ConcernsWith federal lawmakers about to head back home for the August recess, farmers are sharpening their message on what agricultural priorities need to be addressed. This week, the House Ag committee held a hearing on Farm Bill issues, while the Senate Ag Committee held a hearing on crop insurance.On Wednesday, the Indiana Soybean Alliance and Indiana Corn Growers will hold a policy summit to discuss the priorities that need to be addressed in Washington. ISA executive director Jane Ade Stevens says rewriting NAFTA is one of the biggest concerns, “NAFTA is something that has worked very well. While we are not opposed to modernizing the agreement, we strongly support its continuation.” Another issue of concern to corn and soybean farmers is approval of biotech traits by other countries, most notably China. Stevens states, “By delaying the approval of biotech traits in seeds, it puts U.S. farmers at a disadvantage.” Previous articleNew Master Farmers Know How to Survive Ag’s Tough TimesNext articleMorning Outlook Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter Randy Kron, President of Indiana Farm Bureau, says addressing trade issues left unresolved when the U.S. pulled out of the Trans Pacific Partnership deal need to be addressed, “We want the administration to start negotiating those trade deals and open markets for U.S. producers.” He said U.S. farmers want a level playing field and trade agreements that lower barriers to U.S. farm products are a way to achieve that, “We need to be moving forward on these as fast as we can.”Other issues likely to be discussed at the summit include crop insurance, conservation, research, and nutrition programs. A farmer panel discussion will focus on producer priorities followed by updates from Patrick Delaney, Director, Policy Communication, American Soybean Association; and Brooke Appleton, Director, Public Policy and Political Strategy, National Corn Growers Association. On Tuesday the Senate Ag Committee heard strong testimony from several farmers on the importance of crop insurance. National Corn Growers Association Board member Bruce Rohwer testified in support of crop insurance. “Crop insurance and commodity title programs are particularly important to family farmers who earn a majority of their household income from the farm. Without crop insurance and commodity title payments, the financial wherewithal of these farms would likely face serious erosion in the current environment,” said Rohwer, who raises corn and soybeans and runs a sow farrow-to-finish operation in Paullina, Iowa. Rohwer noted that corn prices have averaged below $4.00 per bushel since 2013 and are projected to average $3.35 this marketing year. The annual crop value of corn fell from nearly $77 billion in 2011 to just over $51 billion in 2016, the effects of which have been felt throughout the agriculture industry. Restoring a strong farm economy is good not only for farmers, but also the businesses they support, Rohwer testified. “The sharp drop in farm income increases the financial stress for farmers, as well as employees of agriculture-related businesses, such as equipment manufacturers. Everyone tied to the ag economy is affected,” said Rohwer. By Gary Truitt – Jul 25, 2017 Facebook Twitter SHARE
February 22, 2021 Find out more March 17, 2021 Find out more New Malaysian ordinance threatens very concept of truth News RSF_en Record fine for Malaysian news site over readers’ comments Prime Minister Najib Razak, leader of the ruling United Malay National Organization, threatened on 15 May to sue the Malaysiakini news site over publication of user comments.The comments concerned the party’s involvement in a political crisis in the state of Terengganu. Razak alleged that the comments could be categorized as defamatory and seditious, thereby damaging his image and that of his party.In a letter to Malysiakini, the law firm of Hafarizam Wan & Aisha Mubarak demanded an unconditional apology, the retraction of articles deemed defamatory, as well as a promise to never again publish comments that contain what the lawyers called “generally empty accusation and ill-intentioned allegations.”If the site does not bend to these demands, the law firm said it had “strict instructions” to file a lawsuit.“The threat of legal action against news media on behalf of a serving Prime Minister constitutes a potential threat to freedom of information,” said Benjamin Ismaïl, head of the Asia Pacific desk for Reporters Without Borders. “As a public figure, Najib Razak must learn to accept criticism. He has other ways to make his views known and to express disagreement, in particular using his right of reply.”Razak’s action was highly unusual. “I think this is first time in Malaysia that a sitting PM is planning to sue a media organization,”Malaysiakini editor Steven Gan told Reporters Without Borders.The political crisis underlying the legal threat began on 12 May, when three members of parliament quit the ruling party in response to the sudden replacement of Ahmad Said as chief minister of the Terengganu government. Members of the parliamentary majority were then threatened, until the politicians rejoined the party following mutual apologies by Razak and Said, who attributed the events to a “misunderstanding.”Also on 15 May, Abdul Rahman Dahlan, minister of Urban Well-being, Housing and Local Government demanded that Malaysiakini be held responsible for “malicious articles.” He said that the site hid its own opinions behind those of its readers.Malaysia ranks 147th of 180 in the Reporters Without Borders 2014 World Press Freedom Index. Receive email alerts Malaysian cartoonist Zunar facing possible sedition charge again to go further News Help by sharing this information MalaysiaAsia – Pacific May 17, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Prime Minister threatens legal action against Malaysiakini news site Follow the news on Malaysia MalaysiaAsia – Pacific News News Organisation January 29, 2021 Find out more