AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: Europe Southern Europe Italy Casino & games Email Address Content supplier now has deals with partners making up 45% of Italian market Topics: Casino & games Tech & innovation iGaming platform and content supplier GAN now services clients accounting for almost half of all online casino revenue generated in Italy after it launched with Goldbet.Sports betting and casino operator Goldbet has launched content from its new partner following a platform integration. Goldbet runs over 900 betting shops throughout Italy and also operates an iGaming offering, which holds a market share of around 3%.As a result of the agreement, GAN’s iGaming clients now account for around 45% of total gross gaming revenue generated in the country. The supplier already has deals in place with eight operators in the country, including high-profile brands such as Snaitech and Sisal. “GAN continues to win major clients in Italy by delivering an increasing number of high quality internet casino games to our Italian clients, carefully procured from independent casino game design studios worldwide as well as major land-based casino equipment manufacturers,” GAN chief executive Dermot Smurfit said. “GAN’s distribution reach now extends to nearly half of the regulated Italian internet casino gaming market.” In the first six months of the year, revenue from Italy at GAN amounted to £1.7m (€1.9m/$2.2m), just under 40% of total revenue in the period. The first half proved to be a mixed period for GAN, with overall revenue up 11%, but the supplier’s loss after tax widened to £2.9m. However, GAN last week was boosted by the news that client revenue was up 40% year-on-year to $26.7m in the third quarter, compared to $24m in Q2. Results were helped by the launch of its sports betting partner FanDuel in New Jersey, as well as the roll-out of online and simulated gaming for Atlantic City’s Ocean Resort Casino.Image: Marco Verch 26th November 2018 | By contenteditor GAN expands Italian presence with Goldbet Tags: Online Gambling Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter
Universal Partners Limited (UPL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2017 prospectus For more information about Universal Partners Limited (UPL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Universal Partners Limited (UPL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Universal Partners Limited (UPL.mu) 2017 prospectus Company ProfileUniversal Partners Limited is a capital investment holding company. The company invests in growth businesses in the United Kingdom and Europe in general. Universal Partners Limited has a primary listing on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius and a secondary listing on the AltX of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
Stanbic Bank Uganda Limited (SBU.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2019 abridged results.For more information about Stanbic Bank Uganda Limited (SBU.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Stanbic Bank Uganda Limited (SBU.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Stanbic Bank Uganda Limited (SBU.ug) 2019 abridged results.Company ProfileStanbic Bank Uganda Limited is a leading financial institution in Uganda offering banking products and services to the retail, commercial and corporate segments. Its product offering ranges from savings, fixed deposits and call accounts to term loans, mortgage lending products and vehicle and equipment finance. The commercial division offers investment banking services ranging from corporate finance, debt primary market, securitisation and equity capital to exchange control advisory, credit trading, equity derivatives and interest rate trading and lending. Stanbic Bank Uganda Limited targets the oil and gas, power and infrastructure, public, consumer and financial institution sectors in Uganda. The company has an extensive network of branches, ATMs and customer service centres. Stanbic Bank Uganda Limited is a subsidiary of Stanbic Africa Holdings Limited. Stanbic Bank Uganda Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange
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Obstinate. It’s the only way to describe tighthead Jean-Pierre Garuet’s approach to the scrummage. France is a nation that adores the flat-backed, hairy brutes who relish tight exchanges and in Garuet they had a king amongst monsters.Like so many fabled players, after some revision Garuet’s general play has been reduced to one aspect: for him it was the set-piece. But since his Test debut in 1983 he was so good at it.Technically superb and indefatigable whenever the restart was needed, so many of his former Five Nations adversaries have remarked on his prowess. After every tour the opposition remarked on how he could almost single-handedly tear a scrum apart, and he played a major role in guiding France to the 1987 World Cup final.He was unapologetically tough, too. Trailblazer may be the wrong word, but Garuet certainly is a man for a first as no Frenchman had received a red card in a Test before he came along. In 1984 he made a play for Ireland flanker John O’Driscoll’s eye. The prop was slammed with a three-month ban and brandished “a fool” by his own president, but he worked hard to repair his Test reputation. That didn’t mean backing down – in the infamous ‘Battle of Nantes’, as France defeated New Zealand 16-3, the prop was the man who knocked Buck Shelford out cold when he flew into the Kiwi at a ruck.He was not shy of afters, old Garuet, but this is perhaps borne out of a deep and compelling loyalty. He would fight to the death for his side. This is evidenced by his club career: Garuet only ever played for Lourdes, his home town, and played one last season for the side at the age of 38, a year after France stopped picking him. Major teams: LourdesCountry: FranceTest span: 1983-90France caps: 42 (41 starts) Test points: 0 LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS TAGS: The Greatest Players When Britain’s Daily Mail chose a Best-ever Six Nations XV last year, Garuet was installed at No 3. “He was a brute of a tighthead who combined technical excellence at the set-piece with bullish strength in the loose,” they wrote. “French packs have possessed some great props down the years but Garuet was arguably the greatest of the lot.”For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here.
June 12, 2020 at 1:40 pm Reply The Anatomy of Fear By Samira Mehta, Assistant Professor of Women and Gender Studies & Jewish Studies, University of Colorado Boulder and Samuel L. Boyd, Assistant Professor, University of Colorado BoulderThe civil unrest seen across the United States following the killing of George Floyd brings to the fore the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous observation that “a riot is the language of the unheard.”Taken from his 1968 speech “The Other America,” King condemned the act of rioting, but at the same time challenged audiences to consider what such actions say about the experience of those marginalized in society.“Social justice and progress are the absolute guarantors of riot prevention,” King said.In other words, peace cannot exist without justice. This conviction has deep roots in Christian thought, it can be traced to the authors of the Bible and early Jewish and Christian communities.More recently, the Episcopal bishop of Washington, Mariann Budde, said of the current protests that the church aligns “with those seeking justice.” The comment follow a controversial visit in which President Trump held a Bible in front of St. John’s Episcopal Church – an act preceded by the dispersal of a crowd of protesters and priests tending to them with the use of tear gas.As scholars of biblical texts and religion and culture, we believe that understanding how, often violent, unrest informed both early Christianity and the foundational stories of the United States itself can guide us in this current period of turmoil.Israelite injusticeDeep rooted dissatisfaction with prevailing social injustice and actions against such inequity isn’t new. It would have been a familiar theme to the people who wrote the Bible and it is reflected in the texts themselves.Unrest lies at the heart, for example, of the biblical story about the origins of ancient Israel. As recounted in the books of Genesis and Exodus, Abraham’s grandson Jacob travels to Egypt for food in a time of famine. After Jacob’s descendants are made slaves, Moses delivers Israel from bondage and leads them back to the promised land.Here, the event that sparks liberation is Moses’ witnessing of the oppression of the Israelites. The book of Exodus details how they left Egypt with gold and silver procured in somewhat uncertain circumstances from their Egyptian neighbors. The manner of this acquisition would be a topic of discussion in biblical interpretation for centuries, for fear that it looks like plunder.However, both ancient Jewish and ancient Christian sources viewed these goods as “fair wages,” in the words of the scholar James Kugel – just repayments for the Israelites’ years of slave labor.Archaeological evidence points to a generally different origin story for the ancient nation of Israel – though one also of social unrest. According to some scholars, the settlement stemmed from the rebellion and regrouping of people who fled the collapse of large, urban areas in the southern Levant, modern-day Israel and Palestine.The biblical impulse toward social justice appears especially in the prophets of the Old Testament, such as Amos and Isaiah whose call for justice and equality is a constant theme. It is little wonder, then, that they were cited in the context of the modern-day civil right’s movement. King cited prophets from the Bible repeatedly in his “I Have a Dream” speech. When he talked of “justice” rolling “down like waters, righteousness like an everflowing stream” and “crooked places” being “made straight,” he is pulling directly from the Books of Amos and Isaiah.Early Christian unrestThe New Testament also attests to experiences of social unrest in early Christianity.In the Book of Matthew, Jesus is quoted as saying, “I have not come to bring peace, but a sword.” And in confronting money changers in the Temple of Jerusalem, Jesus overturns the tables with a whip in hand, angry at the money changers for their unjust actions.To some this might provide justification for the destruction of property. Others, however, observe that Jesus claims that the Temple belongs to “my father’s house” – meaning his family – and as such cannot be taken as justification for destroying someone else’s possessions.Caravaggio’s depiction of Christ driving money changers out of the temple.Wikimedia Commons, FALIt is clear from many passages that the religious movement had a primary concern to care for the oppressed and that in that context, unrest can sometimes be justified.Nonetheless, some parts of the Bible have been used to justify the quelling of social unrest. Jeff Sessions, former attorney general of the United States, recently appealed to Romans 13 when claiming that enforcement of strict immigration reform was the rule of law: “I would cite you to the Apostle Paul and his clear and wise command in Romans 13, to obey the laws of the government because God has ordained them for the purpose of order.”Biblical scholars dispute this interpretation, noting that the word “law” appears only once in Romans 13, when Paul states that “love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.”Civil religion and unrestBiblical passages have been used by American politicians for as long as there has been a United States.As historian James Byrd has argued, the American revolutionaries claimed the apostle Paul gave Christians the license to resist tyrants using violent means.In addition to drawing on the Bible, the Founding Fathers also produced a new sacred canon to justify unrest in the event of injustice – founding stories referred to by scholars as “civil religion.”Think, for instance, of the Boston Tea Party dumping tea into the harbor in a protest against an unjust tax. The national narrative sees this as heroic.The fact that injustice requires action is similarly supported by the Declaration of Independence. It frames the relationship between Britain and the colonies as one of “repeated injuries and usurpations” which the colonists have tried to solve, only to be “answered only by repeated injury.”Repeated injustice, then, was grounds for revolution.‘Deferred dreams explode’Martin Luther King did not call for violence, but said “peace is not merely the absence of this tension, but the presence of justice.” He also stated that if peace meant silence in the face of injustice, then “I don’t want peace.”Clergy of color lead a march in Minneapolis to protest the killing of George Floyd.David Joles/Star Tribune via Getty ImagesKing did not think that riots were the best approach to take. But he warned against condemning them, unless society also condemned the conditions that brought riots about.As one pastor in Minneapolis put it, referencing the poet Langston Hughes as she assessed the protests: “Deferred dreams explode.” This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. TAGSCivil UnrestGeorge FloydProtestsThe Conversation Previous articleWas common ground found on Park Avenue?Next article6 Reasons to Pick Up Some Pistachios Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Protesters smash the window of a Chase bank during protests in Oakland. AP Photo/Philip Pacheco Very Good observations Please enter your name here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You have entered an incorrect email address! 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News April 21, 2021 Find out more to go further The secretary general of the Wahi Pandhi press club in Dadu district, Aman Birhamani said that local press clubs and journalists organisations had staged a protest march after the killing and would hold seven days of mourning in tribute to their colleague.The Sindh government “must take serious notice of this gruesome killing of Ghulam Rasool Birhamani and measures (should) be taken for immediate arrest of killers and they be given exemplary punishment”, said the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ).The journalist, who was in his 30’s, contributed to several Sindhi-language dailies. He leaves a wife, a daughter and two sons. RSF_en May 14, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist found dead after revealing tribal marriage customs Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists PakistanAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Pakistan June 2, 2021 Find out more PakistanAsia – Pacific Organisation Reporters Without Borders voiced its dismay today after journalist Ghulam Rasool Birhamani was found dead in Sindh province in the south-east of the country on 10 May 2010.Several journalists in the region told the worldwide press freedom organisation that they believed his death could have been linked to an article he had written about a forced marriage within the Lashari tribe. He is the fourth journalist to be killed in Pakistan in 2010 and the second this year in Sindh province. Ghulam Rasool Birhamani, who worked for Sindhi-language newspaper Sindhu in the Dadu district, was found by police early in the morning with fatal head injuries. A medical superintendent at the Johi Taluka hospital also found marks of torture on his body. The journalist had been reported missing the previous evening. Birhamani had just written about the marriage of a young woman of 20 to a boy of ten, both members of the Lashari tribe. Some tribes in Sindh province arrange such marriages to settle disputes. President of the Dadu press club, Ghulam Bhind, said that the journalist had received threats from tribal members. “It is deeply shocking that a journalist could be killed like this because he dared to criticise certain customs and to expose tribal or family rivalries”, Reporters Without Borders said. “We support the various local organisations for the defence of journalists who have expressed their grief and solidarity after this vile murder and we call for a rigorous investigation to quickly find those responsible.” News Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire January 28, 2021 Find out more News Receive email alerts News
News News Receive email alerts April 6, 2020 Find out more Reports July 17, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Government deports independent weekly’s deputy managing editor Reporters Without Borders strongly condemns this week’s deportation of Furaha Mugisha, the deputy managing editor of Rwanda’s leading independent weekly, Umuseso. Despite having a Rwandan mother, Mugisha is a citizen of neighbouring Tanzania.“This is an unacceptable act of intimidation that yet again highlights the Rwandan government’s inability to tolerate the few independent publications,” Reporters Without Borders said. “In the run-up to legislative elections, we remind the government that media diversity is an essential condition for the holding of democratic elections.”Plain-clothes police came to Mugisha’s home in the north Kigali district of Kacyru at 4 a.m. on 12 July and said they wanted to take him to their office to assist in an investigation. But instead they drove him to the immigration department and from there he was taken to the Rumoso border crossing into Tanzania and expelled.“This is all part of a desire to gag the press and uproot the independent media,” Umuseso publisher Charles Kabonero said. Employed by Umuseso since 2003, Mugisha was the victim of a knife attack in 2004 by assailants who were never identified.With a Rwandan mother and a Tanzanian father, Mugisha used to have a Rwandan passport and ID card, but the authorities refused to renew them in 2005. Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent RSF_en The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Rwanda November 27, 2020 Find out more Organisation RwandaAfrica to go further RwandaAfrica News BBC Africa’s “disproportionate and dangerous” dismissal of a journalist February 13, 2020 Find out more
Angel Santiesteban-Prats Cuba Find out more AmericasChile AmericasChile to go further Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Chile Receive email alerts Mabel Cáceres Peru Find out more María Pía Matta Chile Find out more A member of the Mapuche indigenous community, like 4 per cent of Chileans, Mireya Manquepillán has been prosecuted for using an unauthorized frequency as the manager of Kimche Mapu, a community radio station covering the Los Rios region, 800 km south of Santiago. She testified to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination in August 2013 that her case reflected the plight of indigenous communities in Bolivia, Peru, Brazil, Honduras, Guatemala and Mexico. The Chilean government immediately announced an indigenous broadcasting plan for 2014-16. But the promised creation of 30 new radio stations, 10 million pesos (15,000 euros) in funding and a pilot project with Kimche Mapu have yet to materialize. “It was just an announcement to make an impact, and nothing more,” Mireya said. Lydia Cacho Mexico Find out more Yoani Sánchez Cuba Find out more Information hero Mireya Manquepillán Huanquil See more