Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 4th September 2020 | By Joanne Christie AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter iGB and Ficom Leisure are pleased to present the Denmark iGaming Dashboard, providing revenue and product metrics on the dot.dk regulated market.The longstanding dominance of casino in Denmark’s igaming market allowed the overall market to almost entirely avoid any impact from the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.The second quarter’s overall online GGR of €140.5m represented a less than 1% drop on the same period last year, as well as a 6.7% quarter-on-quarter increase.But though the overall picture was one of resilience, things were slightly less rosy when looking solely at the sports betting vertical. After a strong first quarter, the cancellation of sporting events saw GGR for Denmark’s online sports betting market fall to €50.1m.Compared with some other markets, however, this was a relatively benign result, representing only an 11.6% fall on the same quarter the previous year. On a quarter-on-quarter basis the drop was slightly higher at 12.3%.Encouragingly for operators active in Denmark, online casino picked up almost all of the slack in the second quarter. In fact, online casino GGR hit an all-time high of €90.4m in Q2, up 21.3% on the previous quarter and 6.2% on the second quarter of last year.As a result of the shift from betting to casino, the latter accounted for 64.3% of Denmark’s regulated online market, with betting’s share falling to 35.7%.Within the casino vertical, there was a slightly uptick in the market share of commission games such as poker, with this rising to 6.8%, up from 5.9% in Q1 and 4.9% in the last quarter of 2019.This was in line with trends seen in other markets, where sports bettors moved into poker as a substitute for their usual preference. Roulette also increased slightly, while the popularity of blackjack fell back.Slots continued to account for the lion’s share of casino play in Denmark, with Q2’s 73.5% only a small drop from the 74.0% of Q1. On a year-on-year basis, slots were up slightly from 72.1%.Interestingly, given the pandemic would likely have led to more people playing at home, mobile increased its share of the market during the quarter, with mobile accounting for 46.03% of play, up from 44.79% in Q1.Ficom Leisure also provides exclusive monthly estimates on the Italian online market in the Italy iGaming Dashboard, including operator market shares across casino, sports betting and poker, and on the New Jersey market in the New Jersey iGaming Dashboard. It also provides quarterly figures on the Spanish online market in the Spain iGaming Dashboard.A European corporate advisory firm, Ficom Leisure is a specialist in all segments of the betting and gaming sector. iGB and Ficom Leisure are pleased to present the Denmark iGaming Dashboard, providing revenue and product metrics on the dot.dk regulated market. Finance Regions: Europe Nordics Denmark Topics: Casino & games Finance Sports betting Denmark iGaming Dashboard: Q2 2020 Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Email Address
Find out more about the World Cup winner now tearing it up for Munster Who is Damian de Allende: Ten things you should know about the South Africa centre Damian de Allende is one of the best defensive centres in the world, but he also showed his attacking strength by dragging three Welsh defenders over the line to score the crucial try in the 2019 Rugby World Cup semi-final. He went on to start the final and produced a virtuoso performance alongside centre partner Lukhanyo Am as England failed to score a try.The long-time Stormer is now playing for Irish province Munster – here are ten more facts about him.Ten things you should know about Damian de Allende1. Damian de Allende was born on 25 November 1991 in Cape Town and went to school in Milnerton, in the city’s northern suburbs. Damian de Allende rampages forward in the 2019 World Cup against Wales (Getty Images) 7. He joined Munster in the summer of 2020. He played three matches as the 2019-20 season resumed following the Covid-enforced shutdown and then became a regular in the 2020-21 campaign in which Munster reached the final.8. He was named in the Pro14 ‘Dream Team’ after his very first full season playing for Munster. 2. Having first featured at professional level for Western Province, he made 91 appearances for Cape Town side the Stormers between 2013 and 2019.3. De Allende made his international debut for South Africa in the opening game of the 2014 Rugby Championship, starting at outside-centre against Argentina in a 13-6 win.4. His first try for the Springboks came against the USA at RWC 2015, in the same match that team-mate Bryan Habana tied Jonah Lomu’s World Cup-record 15 tries.Damian de Allende on debut in the Pretoria rain (Getty Images)5. He made more runs (65) than any other Springbok at RWC 2019 and was fourth on the overall list behind Beauden Barrett, CJ Stander and Billy Vunipola.6. After winning the 2019 World Cup, de Allende signed for the Panasonic Wild Knights on a short-term deal. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, he was forced to isolate in Tokyo with Springbok team-mate Malcolm Marx. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS 9. De Allende is a massive Liverpool fan and has spoken of his desire to cross the Irish Sea to watch matches.10. He was one of several Munster players who required treatment for burns in a fire pit accident in June 2021. Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Tagged with: Fundraising Regulator Recruitment / people Fundraising Regulator advertises for next Chair 126 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Melanie May | 3 August 2018 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 The closing date for applications is 10 September. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview on 31 October 2018. They will be offered the opportunity to talk to the CEO Gerald Oppenheim and Lord Grade prior to the interview. Interviews will be conducted by independent external individuals and the Vice Chair of the Board of the Fundraising Regulator, with the successful applicant expected to start in January 2019.More information is available on the Fundraising Regulator’s site. 125 total views, 1 views today The Fundraising Regulator is now advertising for its next Chair, to replace Lord Grade, who completes his term at the end of the year.The appointment is for one day a month, at £500 a day, and the Regulator is seeking an acknowledged leader, with a track record of non-executive experience in the public, private or charitable sectors.Lord Grade was appointed as the first Chair of the Fundraising Regulator in December 2015. Originally appointed for a 12-month period, his term was again extended last year. The current Chief Executive and Board have developed a three-year Strategic Plan for the period 2018/2021, and the new Chair will be expected to lead the organisation through the Plan period. About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.
News Approved by the two main political parties, the act provides for two-year jail terms for “entrusted persons” working in Australia’s refugee detention centres – including the centres on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Ocean island of Nauru – who disclose information about conditions in the centres and how refugees are treated.Without prior permission from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, doctors and health professionals working in these centres are now forbidden to talk about the conditions in which asylum-seekers are being held and to report any abuses or human rights violations. They are nonetheless the only people who could act as whistleblowers about what is going on in these centres, to which the public has no access.“We firmly condemn this act, which effectively censors all sources of information about the problematic issue of refugees in Australia,” said Benjamin Ismaïl, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Asia-Pacific desk.“Doctors and other care personnel are potential whistleblowers. They have long been the only people able to talk about conditions in these centres and the health of the detainees. As such, they are a link between these closed and secret centres and the media and public opinion. By threatening this link, which is essential for media coverage, the authorities are clearly flouting the right of Australia’s citizens to question their government’s stance on human rights and democracy.”The government already imposed drastic curbs on journalists’ access to refugee detention centres in 2011 after several refugees died in detention. These restrictions constituted a grave violation of the right to information, which is supposed to be guaranteed by the law.“They are trying to prevent any information about conditions in detention centres reaching the public,” said well-known Melbourne-based barrister Julian Burnside.“A journalist who requests information or records from an entrusted person can be charged with aiding and abetting the commission of that offence,” human rights lawyer George Newhouse added.Sensitive issue of refugees in AustraliaMany people have spoken out against this latest attempt to prevent doctors, social workers and other employees of detention centres for asylum-seekers from the telling the media about any human rights violations and abuses they might witness.A health workers collective has held demonstrations in various Australian cities to protest against the Border Force Act. One of its members, University of Sydney professor Maria Fiatarone Singh, said doctors have a duty, both as professionals and citizens, to report human rights violations.Although some of the law’s opponents have said they will circumvent it, “many are afraid of losing their jobs, which is stated in the act, or imprisonment up to two years,” Singh said.In a report submitted to the UN Human Rights Council on 9 March, Juan E. Méndez, the UN’s special rapporteur on torture, criticized Australia’s treatment of refugees and voiced particular concern about the detention of immigrants, including children, in the centres located in Papua New Guinea and Nauru.The report says Australia is violating its obligations under the Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment by failing to guarantee sufficient protection for refugees, and that the conditions in which it detains asylum-seekers and recent changes to its maritime laws violate international conventions on immigration. The Australian government has disputed these conclusions.Australia is ranked 25th out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. RSF_en AustraliaAsia – Pacific Google experiments drop Australian media from search results January 21, 2021 Find out more Organisation AustraliaAsia – Pacific Australia’s Border Force Act, which took effect on 30 June, reflects a disturbing desire to deny access to information about the often deplorable treatment of refugees in detention centres by classifying this information as “protected” on national security grounds. February 22, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts News News RSF condemns Facebook’s blocking of journalistic content in Australia August 4, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Australia suppresses coverage of refugees on national security grounds Follow the news on Australia On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia Help by sharing this information News to go further November 19, 2020 Find out more
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News UpdatesWhat Is ED’s Legal Power To Ask Banks To Freeze Amnesty India’s Accounts? Karnataka High Court Asks Mustafa Plumber2 Dec 2020 6:37 AMShare This – xThe Karnataka High Court has directed the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to disclose the power under which it has written to the banks directing them to freeze accounts of international human rights body Amnesty International’s India offices (M/s Indians for Amnesty International Trust)A single bench of Justice P S Dinesh Kumar asked the counsel of ED : “What provision of law have you…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Karnataka High Court has directed the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to disclose the power under which it has written to the banks directing them to freeze accounts of international human rights body Amnesty International’s India offices (M/s Indians for Amnesty International Trust)A single bench of Justice P S Dinesh Kumar asked the counsel of ED : “What provision of law have you exercised in writing the letter to the banks? A copy of the order which is not given to the petitioner. You must have some source of power, give a specific answer to this question.” Senior Advocate Professor Ravivarma Kumar, appearing for the petitioner, while praying for interim relief submitted: “This is a very serious matter. Repeatedly we are being harassed. We are only interested in working for human rights.” He added that “Seizure has taken place and no reasons have been recorded and no order is passed and within 30 days matter is not taken before the adjudicating authority as prescribed. Therefore, it is ultra vires of section 17 (1) (A) of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA)”. The court was informed that a provisional order dated November 26 was passed by the authority attaching the bank accounts. Justice Kumar then inquired whether the same accounts and amount is involved in the said order. He said “If that be so then petition is rendered academic in nature.” To which Senior Advocate Kumar replied that five accounts including one which is a fixed deposit account, has not been attached under the provisional order. The amount in them is around Rs 1,32,86,000. Assistant Solicitor General M B Nargund, appearing for ED, submitted that petitioners have an effective alternate remedy under the statute before the adjudicating authority and then the appellate authority before approaching the High Court and thus this is not a fit case to grant any relief.It was also submitted by him that the company has been under surveillance since 2012 and it is not like one government has done it. The court while posting the matter for passing orders on December 4, said: “Your officer has written to the bank and the bank has told the petitioner we cannot disclose the order for reasons of confidentiality, perfectly alright. You produce to the court under what authority you have directed them to stop the transaction. It is a Fundamental right.” The trust has approached the court challenging the communication from August 25, issued by ED to the banks where it holds bank accounts. It is said that last year also it had approached the court after the same bank account had been frozen and the court had by way of interim relied allowed operation of the accounts. The very same accounts of previous proceedings and the accounts which are already dealt with by this court, are now again frozen. A limited prayer is made to allow the petitioner to operate the accounts so that salaries and other statutory dues are paid.Following the seizure of its bank accounts, Amnesty International announced in September that it was stopping its India operations.Next Story
Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Twitter Facebook Teacher unions consider strike action over Covid vaccine programme DL Debate – 24/05/21 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Google+ AudioHomepage BannerNews Pinterest FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Teacher unions say their members will consider strike action over the revised Covid-19 vaccine programme.The TUI and the ASTI are preparing emergency motions for discussion ahead of their annual conferences tomorrow.It’s believed the INTO is doing the same.It’s after the Government agreed last week to change the vaccination programme to an age-based system.Michael Gillespie, General Secretary of the TUI, says vaccinating teachers would ensure schools stay open:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Teachers2pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Harps come back to win in Waterford Google+ Previous articleFurther unrest on the streets of Northern IrelandNext articleProf. McConkey hoping Covid numbers remain stable as sectors reopen News Highland By News Highland – April 5, 2021 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th
amphotora/iStock(DALLAS) — “I thought it was my apartment.”Former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger repeated those words over a dozen times to a 911 dispatcher after she shot 26-year-old Botham Jean inside his own apartment on Sept. 6. They lived on different floors in the same apartment complex, south of downtown Dallas. Guyger, 30, was still wearing her police uniform when she arrived home that night from working a full shift and apparently mistook Jean’s apartment for her own. She shot him when she opened the ajar door of the unit and saw a “large silhouette” in the nearly dark apartment, believing it was a burglar, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.That’s when Guyger, who was still in uniform, called 911 for help and provided first aid, according to the warrant.ABC Dallas affiliate WFAA-TV obtained a copy of the five-minute 911 call, which has not been officially released.The dispatcher answers, “Dallas 911, this is Carla. What is your emergency?”Guyger, who sounds distressed and out of breath throughout the call, says, “I’m an off-duty officer. I thought I was in my apartment and I shot a guy thinking he was, thinking it was my apartment.”“You shot someone?” the dispatcher asks.“Yes. I thought it was my apartment,” Guyger responds. “Oh my god. I’m sorry.”The dispatcher tells Guyger that help is on the way.“I know but I’m — I’m going to lose my job. I thought it was my apartment,” Guyger says.Guyger can be heard talking to Jean while she waits for first responders to arrive. “Hey bud. Hey bud. Come on,” she says.She tells the dispatcher to “hurry please.”“I thought it was my apartment,” Guyger repeats over and over. “I could have sworn I parked on the third floor.”“Hey, bud,” she’s heard saying to Jean again. “Hey, bud, they’re coming. They’re coming. I’m sorry, man.”The dispatcher confirms with Guyger that she’s an officer with the Dallas Police Department.“Yes,” Guyger says. “Oh my god. I’m done. I didn’t mean to. I didn’t mean to. I didn’t mean to. I’m so sorry. Hey, bud.”The dispatcher assures Guyger that first responders are almost there.“Stay with me, bud,” Guyger is heard telling Jean. “I thought it was my apartment. I thought it was my apartment.”First responders arrive on scene and Guyger is heard telling them she’s an off-duty officer. The call ends seconds later.Jean was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital, where he died.Jean grew up on the Caribbean island nation of Saint Lucia, where some of his family still lives. At the time of his death, he was working for PricewaterhouseCoopers, a multinational professional services firm with an office in Dallas, according to the company.“The sound of gunshots did not have the resonance to be heard on our small island, but their impact was of nuclear proportions,” Jean’s uncle, Ignatius Jean, told mourners at his funeral. “A nuke had been unleashed on our family by someone charged to protect and serve.”Guyger turned herself in and was charged with manslaughter. She was released after posting bond.A Dallas County grand jury indicted Guyger on a murder charge on Nov. 30, after deliberations and days of testimony from witnesses and Jean’s family.Guyger was fired from the Dallas Police Department weeks after the shooting.Guyger’s attorney, Robert Rogers, described the shooting as “a tragic mistake” and said his client “is completely devastated by what happened.” But when the case is presented in “a fair forum,” Rogers said, “the law and evidence” will prove she “is innocent.”“I am not surprised that a grand jury came out with an indictment,” Rogers said in a Nov. 30 statement. “I believe emotion was injected into this that might have led the grand jury astray from just focusing on the law and the evidence.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
It is shown that, when the whistler-mode phase refractive index is plotted along the length of geomagnetic field lines as a function of altitude, there is a minimum at an altitude of between 1400 and 2200 kms depending on magnetospheric model and wave frequency. Ray-tracing calculations are presented which show that the wave normal direction of upgoing whistler-mode waves can become field-aligned at and above the altitude of the refractive index minimum and this can lead to trapping of waves through the side of a suitably positioned duct. The mechanism is made possible by the increase of refractive index along the duct length above the altitude of the refractive index minimum. Ray paths resulting from trapping by this mechanism in both a winter night and a summer day model of the magnetospheric plasma are presented and discussed.
Tags: Donovan Mitchell/NBA/Utah Jazz November 17, 2018 /Sports News – Local Mitchell scores 28, Jazz beat Celtics 98-86 Associated Press FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBOSTON (AP) — Donovan Mitchell had 28 points and six assists, bouncing back from one of his worst performances of the season and leading the Utah Jazz to a 98-86 win over the Boston Celtics on Saturday night.Ricky Rubio scored 20 points for Utah, which beat Boston for the second time in eight days and swept the season series. Rudy Gobert had 12 points and nine rebounds, and Derrick Favors finished with 10 points and eight boards.Mitchell took 35 shots and did not record an assist in Friday night’s 113-107 loss at Philadelphia. He was far more efficient against Boston, going 10 for 21 from the field and 3 for 4 at the free-throw line.Boston scored its fewest points since a 93-90 loss at Orlando on Oct. 22.Kyrie Irving had 20 points for the Celtics, who had won two in a row. Jayson Tatum finished with 10, but no other player scored in double figures for Boston.The Celtics were just 8 for 26 from the field in the third quarter. They had to play much of the period without Irving, who fouled Mitchell on a 3-pointer with 5:40 left. Mitchell made all three from the line to put Utah up 68-55, and then Irving picked up his fifth foul just 28 seconds later.Irving returned in the fourth, but Boston was unable to catch up. Mitchell blocked a dunk attempt by Gordon Hayward and Utah took it the other way for an alley-oop dunk by Favors from Geoges Niang to put the Jazz up 83-64 with 9:07 left to play.Utah ended a two-game losing streak, which started with a 118-68 loss at Dallas on Wednesday.DOUBLE TIn the second quarter, Irving caught Rubio on a crossover dribble, giving himself a wide-open look at a 3-pointer that got the Celtics within 49-45 with 33 seconds left in the half. There was a brief confrontation at midcourt that led to technical fouls on Boston’s Marcus Smart and Utah’s Joe Ingles.TIP-INSJazz: Led 50-45 at halftime despite going 4 for 11 from the foul line in the first half. … Dante Exum had 10 points and seven rebounds.Celtics: Irving picked up his third foul with 2:59 left in the second quarter.UP NEXTJazz: Close out a five-game trip at the Indiana Pacers on Monday night.Celtics: Visit the Charlotte Hornets on Monday night. Written by