Romanian parliamentarian slams regulator

first_img Email Address Casino & games 6th November 2019 | By Daniel O’Boyle Regions: Europe Central and Eastern Europe Romania Dumitru Mihalescul, member of the Romanian Chamber of Deputies, has called for tighter gambling regulations in the country in a parliamentary question to the head of the country’s National Office for Gambling, Marius-Sebastian Ionescu. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Dumitru Mihalescul, member of the Romanian Chamber of Deputies, has called for tighter gambling regulations in the country in a parliamentary question to the head of the country’s National Office for Gambling, Marius-Sebastian Ionescu.Mihalescul said he was not opposed to gambling itself, but was strongly against the way in which the industry has been allowed to operate in Romania, which he said allowed it to exist in areas where children will be exposed to gambling.“Personally, as an entrepreneur, I am a strong supporter of any private initiative whose purpose is regulated in accordance with the goals of Romanian society,” Mihalescul said. “Unfortunately, however, the poor regulation of the organisation of gambling in Romania allowed this type of business to develop in the proximity of schools or even within blocks of stairs.”Mihalescul asked three questions to Ionescu regarding the regulation of gambling in Romania, the first of which concerned whether the National Office for Gambling had proposed any legislation to prevent gambling around schools and public spaces.Mihalescul’s second question concerned whether there were any effective measures in place to prevent children from gambling online.“You know very well that the only filter against access to minors on the Internet is a question like ‘Are you over 18?’ — a restriction that can be avoided even by a 7 year old,” Mihalescul said to Ionescu.The third question asked whether it would be appropriate to confine gambling to specific, tourist-heavy, regions of the country.The question was provided in written form and has not yet received a response, though under Article 111 of the Romanian constitution, the National Office for Gambling — as a government body — must provide a response. Tags: Online Gambling Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Romanian parliamentarian slams regulatorlast_img read more

ARDOVA PLC ( Q32018 Interim Report

first_imgARDOVA PLC ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about ARDOVA PLC ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ARDOVA PLC ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ARDOVA PLC (  2018 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileARDOVA PLC formerly (Forte Oil Plc) sources and markets petroleum products in Nigeria which includes fuels, production chemicals, lubricants, greases and power generation for automobiles, aircraft, machines and equipment. The Fuel division supplies white petroleum products, aviation turbine kerosene and Jet A-1 aviation fuels; the Upstream division supplies ancillary products for the exploration and production sub-sector of the oil and gas industry; retail and industrial products include lubricants and grease; organic and petro-chemicals; premium motor spirit, automotive gas oil, dual purpose kerosene and fuel oils. Forte Oil Plc also has business interests in power generation through the 414MW Geregu power plant located in Kogi state. Established in 1964 and formerly known as African Petroleum Plc, the company changed its name to Forte Oil Plc in 2010. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. ARDOVA PLC is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

3 FTSE 100 stocks I’d buy for a starter portfolio in 2020

first_img Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! When I began investing, I was daft enough to buy penny stocks with great ‘stories’ but unproven assets and no cash flows. It was a big mistake. I’d do things very differently if I was starting out today.My first picks would be proven, cash-generating FTSE 100 businesses, with clear drivers for growth in the coming decades. With this in mind, here are three blue-chips I’d be happy to buy as core holdings for a starter portfolio in 2020.5G 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…Defence demandThe current conflict between Iran and the US is a reminder that political, cultural or economic tensions around the world can escalate at any time. But even outside of such worrying times, defence spending remains a key part of any government’s annual budget. As such, I believe defence giant BAE Systems (LSE: BA) is a solid core holding for long-term investors.In a trading update in November, the company reiterated its guidance for 2019 of mid-single-digit percentage growth in earnings per share (EPS). City analysts are reckoning on a 6.5% rise to 45.7p, and have pencilled in a dividend of 22.9p.At a share price of 592p, the price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio is 13 and the dividend yield is 3.9%. I think BAE is well-equipped to maintain both its current EPS growth rate and P/E rating over the long term. If so, and taking into account the starting dividend yield, investors would be looking at a nice total return of around 10% a year.Growth marketsFollowing the demerger of its M&G UK asset management business last year, Prudential (LSE: PRU) is now an Asia-focused provider of insurance and savings products. Also expanding in Africa, the long-term appeal of the stock is its excellent exposure to what are exciting structural growth markets.Due to the M&G demerger, we’ll see a reset of Prudential’s EPS from continuing operations (and dividend) when it announces its results for 2019. Analysts expect EPS of 133.3p and a dividend of 40.1p. At a share price of 1,470p, this gives a P/E of 11 and a yield of 2.7%.EPS annual percentage growth is forecast to run at mid-to-high single digits in the coming years. Again, taking into account the starting yield, there’s an attractive potential annual double-digit total return for investors. However, I think Prudential will also come to rate on a higher P/E than currently, giving an added boost to returns.Captive customersRelx (LSE: REL) will probably be a less familiar name to many readers than BAE or Prudential. However, the case for its inclusion in a starter portfolio is just as strong, in my opinion. Its massive databases and analytical tools in legal, scientific, technical and medical fields (among others) are indispensable for its customers. And with information ever expanding, I believe Relx is well-positioned for long-term growth.City analysts expect the company to report EPS growth of 9.2% to 92.5p for 2019, and to pay a 45.7p dividend. At a share price of 1,930p, the P/E is 20.9 and the yield is 2.4%.Relx’s many unique assets and captive customers justify the P/E, in my opinion. I reckon it can maintain annual EPS growth at a high single-digit percentage. And with a reasonable starting dividend yield, and the payout likely to grow at the same high rate, I see this as another stock offering potential annual double-digit total returns for investors. G A Chester | Thursday, 9th January, 2020 | More on: BA PRU REL G A Chester has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Prudential and RELX. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Image source: Getty Images center_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 3 FTSE 100 stocks I’d buy for a starter portfolio in 2020 See all posts by G A Chester “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”last_img read more

Varsity Match: A special occasion

first_imgForty years after making his debut in student rugby’s most famous fixture, ex-England full-back Alastair Hignell explains why this year’s match will be an occasion to cherish By Alastair HignellWhat’s the Varsity Match about? Not so long ago, the question didn’t need to be asked, or answered. The annual encounter between Oxford and Cambridge was a fixed point in the sporting calendar. The City closed down for the day and the West Car Park filled up, bus-loads of prep schoolboys perched on the terraces and shrieked their allegiance, Fleet Street’s finest packed the press box and the rest of the rugby public settled down in front of their TV sets.But these are different times. The fixture is no longer the only game of note to be played at Twickenham before Christmas, a showcase for current internationals and a stepping-stone for the stars of the future. Its importance, in elite rugby terms, is minimal. And yet, for a whole host of reasons – some personal, some historical, some sentimental – this season’s showpiece is set to be something special.Honouring the fallenA hundred years after the fixture was suspended following the outbreak of the First World War, Twickenham will get the chance to honour the 55 Blues who lost their lives in that conflict. A roll call will be read out before the Last Post is played, their pictures will appear in the programme and on the big screen, and there’ll be a wreath-laying ceremony at the RFU war memorial. It promises to be poignant.While the extraordinary sacrifices made by Light and Dark Blues a century ago demands sober reflection, the efforts of the current players on behalf of official Varsity Match charity Leonard Cheshire Disability also deserve acknowledgement. I’m honoured to serve as a Trustee at the Charity whose goal is to help disabled people throughout the world to fulfil their potential and live the lives they choose.The news that both sets of players took time out from their match preparations to visit the charity’s local services is both heart-warming and, I hope, a precursor to even closer ties. * The Varsity Match takes place on Thursday 11 December, 2.30pm kick-off. Tickets cost from £26 and are available from LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Charity visit: from left, Cambridge players Michael Mortimore, Harry Peck, Will Briggs and David WarrenRaising a glass And, on top of all that, there’s the little matter of a 40th anniversary to celebrate. Back in 1974 I was a callow teenager making my Varsity Match bow in a Cambridge side that had just embarked on a run of success similar to that currently enjoyed by the Dark Blues. Forty years ago, we sneaked home by a point in a match that was every bit as nerve-wracking then as it sounds now. We’ll wander, very slowly, down memory lane – and we won’t be the only ones. Somewhere, in another part of Twickenham, the team of ‘64 will also be raising a glass…The Varsity Match has a glorious past and shouldn’t be ashamed of celebrating it. Down the years millions have been touched by the magic of the occasion, of Twickenham and of the sport itself, and the challenge for the current custodians of the two clubs is to honour that past while at the same time celebrating the present and embracing the future.Common bond The rugby landscape has changed out of all recognition, and the Varsity Match has had to change too. The Oxford and Cambridge players are not professionals and very few of them want to be.They play rugby for the same reasons as we did all those years ago and for the reasons the majority of rugby players the world over still do – for the mental and physical challenge, the test of courage, wits and skill, and the deep and enduringly satisfying experience of operating as part of a team.That, thank the Lord, has always been what rugby’s about, what the Varsity Match is about. It’s worth celebrating. Where better, when better to do so than at Twickenham on December 11th?last_img read more

Hôtel-de-ville Residence / ACDF Architecture

first_imgArchitects: ACDF Architecture Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Hôtel-de-ville Residence / ACDF Architecture Canada “COPY” 2015 Hôtel-de-ville Residence / ACDF ArchitectureSave this projectSaveHôtel-de-ville Residence / ACDF Architecture Save this picture!© Adrien WilliamsThe project is distinguished by creating unity and cohesion between a patrimonial building and contemporary architecture, through a simple stripped-down language. For ACDF Architecture, the Hôtel- de-Ville Residence was an opportunity to reflect on the expression of contemporary urban architecture.Save this picture!Section – ElevationThe project aims to value the integrity of the neighbourhood’s architectural qualities, while integrating contemporary characteristics. In order to attain a durable architectural expression that is respectful of the built environment, ACDF analyzed the surroundings and chose to preserve certain predominant existing qualities.Save this picture!© Adrien WilliamsFor instance, the project maintains the position of residential entrances directly on the sidewalk, preserves a volumetric simplicity, conserves the unity of the street corner, and composes the new façade in order to preserve vertical proportions of openings and careful alignments. At the back of the block, the volume of the project is articulated around a private courtyard in order to maximize its impact on the ground plane.Save this picture!© Adrien WilliamsThe architects valorize the existing building by contrasting the masonry of the distinct volumes: the existing volume is clad in traditional matt red brick as opposed to the new glistening white volume. This white brick allows the project to affirm itself and distinguish the neighbourhood.Save this picture!First Floor PlanThe unique use of masonry and the attention to detail, such as the two-toned hardware, creates a reference to urban materiality and sparks a dialogue between the two volumes in order to create one entity. The contemporary design does not overshadow the environment, but maintains a relationship of exchange and dialogue with the urban fabric.Save this picture!© Adrien WilliamsThe project addresses the reintegration of the family into the urban environment. To do so, the units are spatially organized on two levels, physically separating the day zone from the night zone. The majority of the units have two to three bedrooms, in order to satisfy the family needs. The square footage of the units varies between 868 SQFT and 1700 SQFT.Save this picture!© Adrien WilliamsEach unit has an exterior space (terrace or balcony) as well as a private entrance, allowing for communal living while maintaining privacy. The set of houses, which traverse the entire lot, are designed in order to allow an optimal entry of natural light. All units benefit from a visual connection and physical access to the central courtyard, fostering a community atmosphere between families.Project gallerySee allShow lessPeter Zumthor: “There’s Nothing I’m Not Interested In”VideosA Virtual Look Into Pierre Koenig’s Case Study House #22, The Stahl HouseArticlesProject locationAddress:Avenue De l’Hôtel-de-ville, Montréal, QC H2T, CanadaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share photographs:  Adrien WilliamsPhotographs:  Adrien WilliamsProject Team:Maxime-Alexis Frappier, Joan Renaud, Martin Champagne, Christelle Montreuil Jean-Pois, France Perras, Marie-Eve Chapados, Laurence Le Beux, Martin St-Georges, Matthew BelaenCivil Structure:GeniexEntrepreneur:Fob construction inc.City:MontréalCountry:CanadaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Adrien WilliamsRecommended ProductsMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsText description provided by the architects. The Hôtel-de-Ville Residence is a multifamily residential project in the Plateau Mont-Royal district of Montreal. This historic workers neighbourhood offers a variety of architectural richness, including the extensive use of traditional red clay brick. The project consolidates a block corner with an existing two- storey building through the construction of a new three-storey building that cantilevers over the existing volume. 2015 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Housing Projects Save this picture!© Adrien Williams+ 18 Share CopyHousing, Extension•Montréal, Canada CopyAbout this officeACDF ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingRefurbishmentExtensionMontréalMontrealCanadaPublished on November 30, 2015Cite: “Hôtel-de-ville Residence / ACDF Architecture” 30 Nov 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ArchDaily “COPY” Year:  Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardlast_img read more

Great Ormond Street wins contested Will case

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. The need for skilled legacy administrators at charities was once again proved by the successful court case yesterday which saw Great Ormond Street hospital receive a £200,000 bequest following a contested Will.Read Great Ormond Street wins battle over will by Julia Hartley-Brewer at The Guardian. Read UK Fundraising’s directory of legacy fundraising advisers. Great Ormond Street wins contested Will case AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement  14 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 19 April 2000 | News read more

London funding advice workers get forum

Advertisement Howard Lake | 10 May 2000 | News A new forum for funding advisors who serve London’s voluntary sector has been announced. The London Funding Advice Workers’ Network (London FAWN) will launch on 23 June and will provide an opportunity to share good practice and to develop funding advice resources.Contact Jane Standing at LVSC. 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.  19 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 London funding advice workers get forum read more

Fort Worth to host ‘Gatsby’ themed party as fundraiser

first_imgRecent thunderstorms lead to hazards; more storms to come Race for Tarrant County Sheriff to go to runoff Linkedin ReddIt printResidents can channel their inner Gatsby for the 23rd annual Party in Fort Worth benefitting the Fort Worth Promotion and Development Fund.Sundance Square is hosting the event at the Fort Worth Convention Center on Feb. 13. Tickets are on sale until Feb. 3.“We want people to have a lot of fun so they bid on the auction items and share their treasure with us,” said fund manager Linda Fulmer.The annual party is the sole source of funding for the Fort Worth Promotion and Development Fund, Fulmer said.The money goes toward events that help increase Fort Worth’s exposure to the world. Fulmer said in the past this has included sending the symphony orchestra to play the Carnegie Hall Tour, funding booths for trade shows and supporting the Fort Worth Zoo.“The goal is to enhance [Fort Worth’s] reputation on a national and international level so people want to bring businesses here,” Fulmer said.According to the Party in Fort Worth website, this year’s event expects 1,000 guests. Guests are encouraged to follow the “1920’s swanky fabulous” dress code.Professor D will provide the musical entertainment, Reata and Schakolad Chocolate Factory will provide food and event sponsors will provide items for live and silent auctions, according to the website.Those who wish to attend can purchase a table, ranging in price from $3,500 to $25,000.According to a City of Fort Worth press release, Ed Bass and Johnny Campbell are event chairs for the event. Fulmer added that they provide support to make the party possible.“We want to make Fort Worth look good to people around the world who may not know about Fort Worth,” said Fulmer.Tickets can be purchased online until Feb. 3. Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Shelby Whitson Facebook + posts Shelby Whitson Shelby Whitson Rubio mocks Trump at Dallas rally Twitter Facebook Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Shelby Whitson ReddIt Fort Worth to host ‘Gatsby’ themed party as fundraiser Twitter Linkedin Previous articleStudents get first-hand look at improving relations between Cuba, U.S.Next articleSouth Main Street to undergo $8.6 million transformation Shelby Whitson RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Shelby Whitson last_img read more

LGH had 281 people on trollies last month

first_imgHomepage BannerNews By admin – April 23, 2015 LGH had 281 people on trollies last month Almost nine thousand patients were on trolleys at hospitals around the country last month – the worst March figure in over a decade.The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation says the figure confirms the extent of the growing crisis.St Vincents Hospital in Dublin saw the biggest increase between March 2014 and March 2015 – at 237 per cent.Letterkenny General Hospital’s increase was relatively small, with 281 people on trollies in the Emergency Department and wards in March 2015, compared to 277 in 2014.In 2013, the figure was 180.In Sligo General Hospital, the figure is actually falling, with 235 people on trollies last month, 238 in March 2014 and 242 in March 2013. Twitter Google+ WhatsApp WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Previous articleDonegal camp not to clash with Comortás Peil Na Gaeltachta FinalsNext article“We will find you” – PSNI message following Drumahoe pipe bombs admin center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Pinterest Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic last_img read more

Distressed property auction called off after protests

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ The latest Allsop Space distressed properties auction has been cancelled because of a group of protesters. Over 120 properties including the Excise Building in the IFSC in Dublin were due to come under the hammer at the auction in the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin.Reports say there were racist tones in the chants of the protestors. The protests seemed to relate to two or three particular properties and also against a UK-based auction house trying to sell repossessed properties.Among the lots were 33 houses and 26 apartments as well as a housing development and three apartment blocks. There were also 40 commercial property lots, including a shopping centre, with combined reserves totaling 12.1 million euro.However the proceedings have been called off after protesters entered the hotel. The group had gathered outside the former headquarters of Anglo Irish Bank and Gardaí are at the scene.Carol Tallon is author of Irish Property Buyers Handbooks and was at the auction. She says there are always a number of protestors at the auctions but there was a larger number of them today.”Today the protestors were far more organised – they started outside Anglo headquarters, moved on to the Shelbourne and our understanding is that they’re heading on to the Dail next” she said.”There was about 150 (protestors) thereabouts, they seemed to have quite good support in the room – and they stopped all proceedings so the auctioneer was not able to introduce the lots and he was not able to proceed with the auction as they stood up and protested” she added. Google+ Twitter Facebook WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook News Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twittercenter_img Pinterest By News Highland – July 4, 2013 Distressed property auction called off after protests Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Previous articleBay View Hotel sale postponed as protesters storm auction roomNext articleMilitary holding former Egyptian President News Highland 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more