Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Maltese regulator signs police MoU The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the island’s police force to collaborate on tackling illegal activities in the gambling sector. The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the island’s police force to collaborate on tackling illegal activities in the gambling sector.The MoU focuses on exchanging information about gaming operations between the Malta Police Force and the regulator, as well as joint operations where the seizure of assets may be required.The two parties will also collaborate on investigations into criminal activity in the gambling sector.“Apart from having a closer collaboration, through this MoU, both parties are also agreeing to share their respective knowledge and to formally provide technical training to each other,” MGA chief executive Heathcliff Farrugia explained.“This agreement is testament to the ongoing efforts of the two entities in continuing their fight against illegal gaming activities in Malta.”Police commissioner Lawrence Cutajar added: “The signing of this MoU with the MGA is one in a string of initiatives which the Malta Police Force under my charge has embarked upon over the past months aimed at combating criminality in general whilst it goes to show our strong commitment to tackle two of the most challenging crime categories, namely financial and computer-related crime.”The regulator has been increasingly active over the past year. In April, the MGA suspended Wish Me Luck Ltd’s gaming licence, with the online raffle website ordered to hand over company data and documentation to assist with an investigation into the business.The authority has also taken similar action against a number of other operators in recent months, including Neptune Entertainment and Triton Gaming, which both had their licences cancelled in March. 21st May 2019 | By contenteditor Legal & compliance Regions: Europe Southern Europe Malta Topics: Legal & compliance
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And specifically, two companies I said I would buy when the FTSE 100 calmed down. 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…FTSE 100 joyFTSE 100 companies had to make seriously painful dividend cuts in the market crash. Some, like Royal Dutch Shell, for the first time in decades. But payouts are starting to return, ever so slowly.At this point I’ll just quickly discuss the first company I considered in March. That is, AIM-listed video game firm Team17 (LSE:TM17). Its premium game Overcooked! All You Can Eat has now launched on the next-gen Xbox and Playstation 5 consoles. And half-year results out on 10 September showed first half revenues up 28% to £38.8m, profits 21% higher, and net cash up to £50.4m. At a price-to-earnings ratio of 55, it’s not cheap. But it is super profitable. And a £1bn market cap is not very far away. Like one of my other early investments, Games Workshop, I could definitely see the business joining the FTSE 250. I still see the business as a sound long-term investment. So nothing has really changed there. But not every investor wants to take a punt on a smaller company, no matter how good it is. So I’ll focus on FTSE 100 giant Aviva (LSE:AV) instead.Insurance policyNews out on Monday 23 November reconfirmed the direction CEO Amanda Blanc is going with the recovering FTSE 100 firm. That is, selling its 80% stake in Italian joint venture partner Aviva Vita for €400m cash. Aviva still owns three other Italian businesses and said it was reviewing them “to maximise shareholder value”. So more sales could easily be on the cards here. This is the extension of Blanc’s mass debt-cutting programme. It started by Aviva selling its underperforming French arm to Allianz, then its majority stake in its Singapore business for £1.6bn. Blanc has said she wants to cut Aviva’s Asian and European exposure to refocus on the UK, Ireland, and Canada.The FTSE 100 stalwart lost a lot of fans — including me — when it made harsher-than-expected dividend cuts back in May. So I’ve been watching Aviva closely to see if it merits a reappraisal. Growing upAviva shareholders were particularly tough on former boss Maurice Tulloch for not moving fast enough on overseas sales. So to see Blanc pulling in a couple of billion quid is very heartening. But wait, I hear investors cry. Won’t all these sales impact Aviva’s ability to grow? To an extent, yes. But there are more pressing matters for Blanc to deal with. Chief among her concerns right now is shoring up Aviva’s balance sheet so it is affordable to start increasing dividend payments. That means reducing debt and improving the company’s capital Solvency II ratio. This latter point is a regulatory duty and not optional. The Italian sale boosts Aviva’s net asset value by £100m and improves Solvency II by £200m. I think Aviva under Blanc is moving the right direction now. And a P/E ratio of just 5 definitely makes it a tempting option. Enter Your Email Address 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. TomRodgers owns shares of Team17 Group. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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Projects Area: 188 m² Area: 188 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily Photographs N8-house / Masahiko Sato Save this picture!© Toshihisa IshiiAt night, the shadow of houses will change with the light of the moon and stars, just like expressions on people’s face. The wooden front door gives out a warm atmosphere, going through it, one would step into the living room and see the courtyard through a huge class, which gives people more senses of nature in daily life. Around the privacy garden, which places against living room, there are the kitchen and dining room.Save this picture!© Toshihisa IshiiIn living room, there is a skylight on the ceiling of the 1st floor, which brings the nature light into house.Inside kitchen, there is a study placed on the storage besides the staircase. It includes a desk of 1300mm length.The staircase goes to the 1st floor. On the 1st floor, there are bedrooms for all family members.Save this picture!© Toshihisa IshiiLooking from outside, the shape of the house is not like usual 2-floors house. So, it looks quite special. This design make the best use of place, which tighten the arrangement of rooms, it enable a better chance of communication among family members. Each room is independent of another, and perfectly blending with the nature.Save this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessSol House / Alexander Brenner ArchitectsSelected ProjectsSydney Blue Mountain’s House / North by northSelected Projects Share “COPY” 2015 N8-house / Masahiko SatoSave this projectSaveN8-house / Masahiko SatoSave this picture!© Toshihisa IshiiHouses•Omura, Japan CopyAbout this officeMasahiko SatoOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOmuraJapanPublished on January 29, 2016Cite: “N8-house / Masahiko Sato” 28 Jan 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
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. However, Lord does cite two new sites that “are moving the whole thing on.” One is his magazine’s recent sponsored banner ad challenge to develop an effective banner ad for the charity SPARKS. The second is Amnesty International’s new Stop Torture site. The editor of new media magazine Revolution thinks most charities’ fundraising Web sites are “quite dull.”Richard Lord, editor of new media magazine Revolution, decries the impact of most charities’ online fundraising activities. In his editorial this week, Lord writes: “the Internet has long been held up as an ideal place for charity fundraising. It ought to give people the sort of information about why their money is needed and how it’s spent which deepens the charity’s relationship with its donors.“A pity, then, that most charity sites up to now have been quite dull. They’ve tended to be brochures with a donation facility tacked on, and a bit of emotive stuff.” Advertisement Howard Lake | 6 December 2000 | News Online fundraising sites are “quite dull” – Revolution editor 21 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
Slavery was legal in New York until 1827.On March 14, 1794, two young slave girls were hanged in Albany, N.Y. One was named Dinah, aged 14. The other was named Bett, just 12. A month later, a 16-year-old male slave named Pompey was hanged as well.Yes, ten years after the so-called “American Revolution,” New York was a slave state. According to the first U.S. census in 1790, Albany had a population of about 3,500, of which 572 were slaves and 26 were “free persons of color.” (“History of the 1793 Fire in Albany,” hvmag.com, Feb. 14) All the wealthy families in Albany had slaves.The slave owners were afraid, and for good reason. In 1741, there was a slave rebellion and fire in New York City. And in 1791, there was the start of the great slave revolution in the French plantation colony of Haiti. There the slaves fought off three European armies and won independence, one of the greatest events in human history.So when a fire broke out on Nov. 17, 1793, that burned down a large part of downtown Albany, including offices, stores and 26 homes, causing the huge sum of $250,000 worth of damage, the slave-owning city leaders quickly concluded that it had been set by slaves.All the slaves in the town were subjected to a rigid curfew, rounded up and interrogated. After a few days, the child Bett signed a “confession” that also implicated Dinah and Pompey in setting the fire. They were put on trial on Jan. 6, 1794.The girls both confessed, throwing themselves on the “mercy” of the court. But of course there was no mercy from the cruel slavers. Pompey pled innocent, but was quickly convicted by the all-white jury. They were all sentenced to death.Of course, Bett’s statement must be treated with great skepticism. There is much speculation that she was both threatened as well as promised freedom if she would confess. But even that statement explains the motive for the fire was to win freedom for themselves.Testimony shows Bett stated that Pompey had been approached by two white men. One had a grudge against wealthy Leonard Gansevoort. He promised a valuable pocket watch if he would set fire to Gansevoort’s home.Bett said that she and Dinah set Gansevoort’s stable on fire rather than his house, so that the family could escape. With that, they showed far more humanity than the slavers. And despite the large amount of damage when the fire went out of control, nobody was killed or injured.At the time, the one way that a slave could win her or his freedom was to “buy” herself from her “master.” If Bett’s statement was true, then clearly that was their intent — to sell the pocket watch and use the money to free themselves.After the trial, the girls both announced that Pompey was not involved. Then Pompey “confessed,” saying the young girls were innocent. But it was all for naught. And the white men involved were never even arrested.Bett and Pompey were both hanged from “Hanging Elm Tree” in downtown Albany. But for Dinah, whom the slavers considered the most “rebellious,” it was different. A gallows was built on Pinkster Hill, which is now the location of the New York State Capitol. That is where she was killed.Why there? Since the early 1600s, enslaved and free Black people in Albany took off work together and held a week-long “religious” festival on Pinkster Hill. There they ate and drank, sang, held parades and performed African dances.So the Albany slavers consciously decided to execute Dinah on Pinkster to send a message of fear and intimidation to the Black community of Albany.They failed. The African community continued the Pinkster festival right through 1811, when the city finally banned it for 200 years.The Black community never forgot the young people who were lynched. In 1803, nine years after the executions, Absalom Aimwell (probably a pseudonym) wrote a satirical, abolitionist poem titled “The Pinkster Ode.” In it is a stanza dedicated to young Dinah and indeed to every Black woman. Benezet and Ley, two prominent Quaker anti-slavery activists who lived in the mid-1700s, are also mentioned.“Enough, says I, to Dinah’s shade,Thou too, wilt drudge no more,with spade,Nor hoe, nor pot, nor washing tub,Nor clean away — nor sweep,nor scrub.Sleep on good wench, or only doze,I’ll not disturb thy blest repose.“Thy honest soul has wing’dits flight,Beyond the reach of tyrant’s sway;In realms of everlasting light —To meet good Benezet and Ley.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
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The Homesnap acquisition is another way for CoStar to compete in the residential real estate market. It’s made $2 billion worth of acquisitions since 2014, including Apartments.com ($585 million), ApartmentFinder ($170 million), ForRent ($385 million) and Cozy Services ($68 million).With 150 employees, it is on track to generate $40 million in revenue this year, up 45 percent year over year. More than 1.1 million agents use its free product, which it claims represents 90 percent of licensed U.S. agents.“With the new addition of clients and information … we are almost tripling the size of our addressable markets,” Florence said in November.In New York City, which does not have an MLS, Homesnap recently struck a deal with the Real Estate Board of New York to build out a public-facing portal for residential listings.Earlier this week, REBNY sent a cease-and-desist letter to software developer Michael Gabriel and data partner RealPlus over a new listings platform they planned to launch called homes.nyc. The trade group said the two improperly used residential listings data from REBNY members.Contact E.B. Solomont Share via Shortlink Message* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Full Name* CoStar’s Andrew Florance and Homesnap’s John Mazur (CoStart; LinkedIn)CoStar Group got federal regulators’ stamp of approval to buy residential tech provider Homesnap for $250 million, but the data giant still faces scrutiny over another acquisition that would strengthen its grip on residential listings.CoStar said the Federal Trade Commission cleared its purchase of Homesnap after the two companies submitted the proposed merger last month. Homesnap works with multiple listing services around the country, acting as a front-end portal for agents.In a statement, CEO Andy Florance praised the quick review and said it would allow coStar to “close this transaction quickly.”Days after CoStar and Homesnap announced their deal last month, the FTC sued to block CoStar’s $588 million purchase of rental listing platform RentPath, which operates Rent.com and ForRent.com and filed for bankruptcy last year. In an administrative complaint, it said the deal would give CoStar too much control since it already operates Apartments.com, ApartmentFinder.com and ForRent.com.CoStar countered that the FTC was “wrong in its assessment.”Read moreWatch out Zillow, here comes CoStar FTC sues to stop CoStar’s $585M Rentpath buy Accusations and rivalry spur legal fight over new NYC listings portal TagsCostar GroupResidential Real EstateTechnologyzillow Email Address*
Pronounced seasonality in photoperiod and phytoplankton availability drives key physiological processes in many Antarctic primary consumers. To test the hypothesis that carnivores would be less markedly affected by environmental seasonality than benthic ‘herbivores’, we measured faecal egestion, oxygen consumption and nitrogen excretion every 2 to 3 mo for 18 mo in 5 benthic predators and scavengers common around Adelaide Island (West Antarctic Peninsula): the fish Harpagifer antarcticus, the brittle star Ophionotus victoriae, the nemertean Parborlasia corrugatus, the amphipod Paraceradocus miersii and the nudibranch Doris kerguelenensis. The degree of seasonality varied between species and was not consistent across the physiological parameters measured. Faecal egestion varied strongly between species and individuals. All species except Paraceradocus miersii ceased feeding for several months. No consistent seasonality in metabolic activity (oxygen consumption and nitrogen excretion) was observed, and seasonal factorial changes in oxygen consumption were less than in primary consumers. Use of metabolic substrates changed between seasons, particularly in H. antarcticus, which switched from a balanced diet to mainly protein utilisation at the start of winter. O. victoriae had the highest O:N ratio (232) and Parborlasia corrugatus the lowest (9), suggesting the latter species is the most exclusive carnivore. We conclude that food availability and quality is also variable for Antarctic secondary consumers but that this variation is not as tightly coupled to the environmental seasonality as in primary consumers. Other factors, such as reproductive activity, that are indirectly coupled to seasonal signals may have also been causing this variability.
View post tag: Naval Group View post tag: Royal Netherlands Navy Photo: Image Courtesy: Royal IHC The Netherlands-based company Royal IHC and trade unions FNV, CNV vakmensen.nl, RMU and De Unie have signed a covenant within the framework of the program for the replacement of the Dutch Walrus class submarines.A year ago, Royal IHC and France’s defense contractor Naval Group joined forces in a bid to secure a contract for the Royal Netherlands Navy’s USD 2.8 billion submarine replacement project.The program will see the construction of four new submarines for the navy.In this covenant, the parties have agreed to intensively work together when Royal IHC and Naval Group are selected by the Dutch government to carry out the assignment.As informed, agreements have been made in the covenant on recruiting, training and keeping employees permanently employable. With this covenant, all parties involved endorse the importance of cooperation, good working conditions, the provision of apprenticeships, inflow and growth opportunities and the development of the right training.“The replacement of the Walrus class is a very large and magnificent project. A challenge that IHC cannot take on alone. We of course need Naval Group for that, and certainly as many Dutch partners as possible, in all kinds of areas. We are therefore very happy with the support of the unions. Together we can ensure the correct inflow and flow of professionals in the Rotterdam region,” Dave Vander Heyde, CEO Royal IHC, said.“With such a large order from the Dutch government, such as the replacement of the Walrus class submarines, in terms of construction and long-term maintenance should be chosen for employment in the Netherlands,” according to the trade unions.“Investing in this strategic sector is good for preserving and expanding knowledge, good for employment and good for the Netherlands as an industrial country. This also includes clear agreements about training, employment conditions and working conditions as they are in the covenant signed today.”In December 2019, the Dutch Ministry of Defence (MOD) selected Naval Group, Saab Kockums and ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems for the next bidding phase in the navy’s submarine replacement program.The contract would be signed with one of the companies in 2022. All four submarine newbuilds are planned to be operational by 2031.The Royal Netherlands Navy has four older Walrus class submarines which have been in service since 1990 – Walrus, Zeeleeuw, Dolfijn and Bruinvis. This is the only submarine class in the navy’s fleet.Read more:France’s Naval Group opens Dutch office in bid for submarine, MCM work View post tag: Royal IHC View post tag: Walrus-class replacement Share this article
On April 15, eleven vessels from the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN) approached the US Navy and US Coast Guard (USCG) vessels in the Gulf, the US 5th Fleet said.At the time of the incident, the US vessels USS Lewis B. Puller (ESB 3), USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60), USS Firebolt (PC 10), USS Sirocco (PC 6), USCGC Wrangell (WPB 1332) and USCGC Maui (WPB 1304) were conducting joint integration operations with US Army AH-64E Apache attack helicopters in the international waters of the North Arabian Gulf, according to a statement issued by the US Navy.“The IRGCN vessels repeatedly crossed the bows and sterns of the US vessels at extremely close range and high speeds, including multiple crossings of the Puller with a 50 yard closest point of approach (CPA) and within 10 yards of Maui’s bow,” the statement reads.“The U.S. crews issued multiple warnings via bridge-to-bridge radio, five short blasts from the ships’ horns and long-range acoustic noise maker devices, but received no response from the IRGCN.”Video of #IRGCN vessels conducting dangerous & harassing approaches on U.S. naval vessels in the international waters of the North Arabian Gulf. pic.twitter.com/zL9VKQ0eiQ— U.S. 5th Fleet (@US5thFleet) April 15, 2020“After approximately one hour, the IRGCN vessels responded to the bridge-to-bridge radio queries, then maneuvered away from the US ships and opened distance between them.” The US forces have been conducting joint interoperability operations in the North Arabian Gulf since late March.The incident comes amid heightened tensions between the two countries. In January, General Qassem Soleimani, the head of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard was killed by the US in a drone strike in Iraq. Following his assassination, Iran responded with a rocket attack on Iraqi military bases where American forces were positioned. Additionally, economic sanctions imposed by the US are negatively affecting Iran which is currently battling the coronavirus pandemic.Earlier this week, a Hong Kong-flagged commercial ship was boarded by unidentified armed men in the Gulf of Oman and taken into Iranian waters. Although no one claimed responsibility for taking over the tanker, many accused Iran of attacking the vessel. Photo: Photo: US Navy View post tag: US Coast Guard View post tag: IRGCN View post tag: US Navy Share this article