Wiggin European regulation roundup – June 2020

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 4th June 2020 | By Stephen Carter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Lottery Sports betting Bingo Poker Email Address In conjunction with Chris Elliott and Beth French of Wiggin LLP, iGB provides a regulatory snapshot of igaming across Europe. Italy, Norway and Sweden are among those updated for this month’s edition Tags: Card Rooms and Poker Online Gambling In conjunction with Chris Elliott and Beth French of Wiggin LLP, iGB provides a regulatory snapshot of igaming across Europe. Italy, Norway and Sweden are among those updated for this month’s editionAUSTRIA Regulated gambling products: Sports betting, horse race betting, poker, casino, bingo and lottery. Operator type: Licences for sports betting and horse race betting are available for private operators on a regional basis within Austria, whereas poker, casino, bingo and lottery are controlled by the monopoly, Casinos Austria, which has exclusive rights until 2027. Status: The CJEU has held that the Austrian casino monopoly is incompatible with EU law in a number of cases, although national courts continue to reach conflicting decisions on the compatibility of Austria’s current gambling legislative framework with EU law and the position remains unclear.BELGIUM Regulated gambling products: Sports betting, horse race betting, poker, casino, bingo and lottery. Operator type: All products are available to private operators except for lotteries, which are reserved exclusively for the monopoly provider. However, online operators need to partner with a land-based licence holder in order to satisfy a local establishment requirement; alternatively, apply for one of the retail licences that can be extended to cover online. Status: There remain valid arguments that the existing regime is incompatible with Belgium’s EU Treaty obligations. Active enforcement measures against operators and players are in place. A mandatory, weekly deposit limit of €500 for all customers of licensed operators is in effect. A draft law to introduce an advertising and sponsorship ban has been submitted to parliament.BULGARIA Regulated gambling products: Sports betting, horse race betting, poker, casino, bingo and lottery (excluding raffles and instant lottery games). Operator type: All products are available to private operators except for lotteries, which are to be reserved exclusively for the monopoly. Status: Any operator from an EU/EEA jurisdiction or the Swiss Confederation can apply for a licence. The Bulgarian regulator has awarded approximately 30 licences to date, including to a number of international operators. The government has adopted amendments to the country’s gambling legislation to establish a monopoly on lotteries in Bulgaria, with any existing lottery licences to be revoked with immediate effect following the amendment’s entry into force.CROATIA Regulated gambling products: Sports betting, horse race betting, poker, casino, bingo and lottery. Operator type: All products are available to private operators except for lotteries, which are reserved exclusively for the monopoly provider. Private operators can only be licensed to offer online gambling if they obtain a land-based casino or betting licence. Status: Attempts by the Ministry to update its gambling legislation have been subject to criticism in respect of EU incompatibility issues (including the requirement that only holders of land-based licences can offer online gambling). Regulatory reforms appear to have stalled in the country.CYPRUS Regulated gambling products: Sports betting, horse race betting and lottery. Operator type: OPAP has a monopoly over lottery operations; betting licences are available to private operators. Status: Cyprus regulated online betting in July 2012, although a licensing regime was not established until 2016. ISPs are obliged to implement blocking measures to prohibit Cypriot residents from accessing unlicensed gambling websites. A new betting law, which entered into force in March 2019, replaces the 2012 Betting Law. The provisions of the new law are substantially the same, with minor amends introduced to address EU incompatibility concerns under the previous law (such as the requirement to have a local branch in order to obtain a betting licence). An overhaul to player protection measures has been proposed by the betting regulator.CZECH REPUBLIC Regulated gambling products: Sports betting, horse race betting, poker, casino, bingo and lottery. Operator type: EU and EEA-based operators are able to apply for licences. Status: The new gambling regulatory regime entered into force in the Czech Republic on 1 January 2017, allowing EU/EEA companies to enter the market. ISP-blocking measures are active in the jurisdiction. Tax rates reportedly increased to up to 30% of GGR for certain online gambling activities from January 2020.DENMARK Regulated gambling products: Sports betting, fantasy sports, horse race betting, poker, casino, bingo and lottery. Operator type: Licences for all gambling products are available to private operators save for lotteries, which are controlled by the state monopoly. Status: The Danish online gambling regime went live on 1 January 2012. ISP-blocking measures are active in the jurisdiction and the Danish Gaming Authority (DGA) has been granted an injunction to block operators and suppliers that have been targeting Danish customers without the requisite licence. As of 1 January 2020, licensed operators are required to ensure that customers have set deposit limits before they are allowed to gamble, although it is understood this applies to online casino only. The regulator has introduced new marketing regulations, effective from 1 April 2020.ESTONIA Regulated gambling products: Sports betting, horse race betting, poker, casino, bingo and lottery. Operator type: Licences for all gambling products are available to private operators save for lotteries, which are reserved exclusively for the monopoly operator. Status: Operators seeking to accept business from players in Estonia must be issued an activity licence for the type of gambling they wish to offer, then an operating permit to provide the services online. A blacklist of operators is maintained and updated by local authorities and ISP and payment blocking is in force. Though some operators argue that the regime is still not compatible with EU law, no notification alleging incompatibility has been issued by the EC since the requirement for licensees to main servers in Estonia was removed.FINLAND Regulated gambling products: Sports betting, horse race betting, poker, casino, bingo and lottery. Operator type: All gambling products are under the exclusive control of monopoly provider Veikkaus Oy. Status: Despite the existence of a national monopoly, EC enforcement action was dropped subsequent to various changes to Finnish laws. Active enforcement measures are in place (restrictive marketing for offshore operators in particular) and the government is exploring measures to further restrict the offshore supply of gambling services. The Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority published a report in 2019 criticising the existing regime, citing failures of the current monopolistic system that arguably raise questions over the regime’s compatibility with EU law. Maximum loss limits have been lowered by government decree until 30 September 2020 (applicable to monopoly provider Veikkaus Oy) in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, with enforcement efforts expected to be stepped up against unlicensed operators to combat increases in offshore play.FRANCE Regulated gambling products: Sports betting, horse race betting, poker, bingo and lottery. Operator type: Private operators can obtain online licences for sports betting, horse race betting and poker. The monopoly has exclusive rights to bingo and lottery. Status: A regulated market since the introduction of a licensing regime in 2010, following which the EC withdrew its infringement proceedings. Ordinance 2019-1015, which was published in the French Official Journal in October 2019, amends the existing gambling legislation and establishes a new regulatory authority, L’autorité Nationale des Jeux, for land-based and online gambling (said to be effective from Spring 2020 but subject to delays). Responsible gambling advice has been issued to operators and players during the Covid-19 crisis, with a warning against using bonuses to attract new players to poker.GERMANY Regulated gambling products: Schleswig-Holstein, a small northern-German state, regulates sports betting, horse race betting, poker, casino and bingo. The other 15 states of Germany currently permit only sports betting and horse race betting. Operator type: Private operators can no longer obtain casino licences in Schleswig-Holstein under the existing regime, although S-H has approved legislation to reinstate existing licences until 2021 (with operations allowed to continue in the interim). S-H has also introduced a quasi licensing regime for sports betting (intended to be of a transitional nature). In the other 15 states, horse race betting licences are available at a regional level. Sports betting licences can be applied for by private operators as of 1 January 2020, albeit the licensing process has been suspended following a ruling of Administrative Court of Darmstadt in April (currently the subject of appeal). Status: The main legal framework for gambling regulation in Germany has been the subject of much debate and has been heavily criticised by the EC and interested parties/states within Germany for a number of years. Discussions to reform the existing legislation have resulted in the approval of the 3rd Amendment Treaty which, following ratification on 18 December 2019, entered into force on 1 January 2020. The 3rd Amendment Treaty  removes the limit on the number of sports betting licences and re-introduces a sports betting licensing process. The ban on online casino remains in place, although there is an exception to the prohibition for S-H. An increase in enforcement action is expected now the 3rd Amendment Treaty is in effect. On 12 March 2020, the German prime ministers approved the new Interstate Treaty on Gambling which proposes to  allow private operators to obtain a licence to offer online slots for the first time (although stringent restrictions, such as stake limits, are expected to be implemented). The Treaty, which has been notified to the EC and is scheduled to enter into force from 1 July 2021, still needs to be ratified by state parliaments before becoming law. Enforcement action continues, including a recent interdiction order issued to a payment services provider.GREAT BRITAIN Regulated gambling products: Sports betting, horse race betting, poker, casino, bingo and lottery. Operator type: All licences are available to private operators save for lottery, which is reserved exclusively for the monopoly provider, Camelot. Status: Any operator that transacts with, or advertises to, British residents requires a licence from the Gambling Commission (GC). Licensed operators are required to source gambling software from GC-licensed businesses. Licensed operators are prohibited from allowing consumers to use credit cards to gamble (including online and land-based gambling with the exception of non-remote lotteries) as of 14 April 2020. The GC is set to consider the introduction of stake limits online, with a decision to be made by late autumn of this year. Members of the Betting and Gaming Council, a UK trade group, have agreed to stop TV and radio advertising during the coronavirus lockdown.GREECE Regulated gambling products: Sports betting, horse race betting and lottery. Operator type: All products are exclusively reserved for the monopoly providers pending the implementation of an open licensing regime, although certain private operators are permitted to operate on a transitional basis. Status: In 2012, a ‘transition period’ commenced, whereby the Greek government granted 24 transitional licences to operators, enabling them to provide services to Greek residents. Legislation, which will introduce an open licensing regime for online betting and “other online games”, including casino and poker, entered into force on 30 October 2019. The new regime was not implemented by 31 March 2020 as was originally envisaged. As a result, the regulator confirmed that transitionally licensed operators could continue to offer their services under “temporary” licences provided such operators had submitted an application for a permanent licence prior to 31 March 2020.HUNGARY Regulated gambling products: Sports betting, horse race betting, poker, casino, bingo and lottery. Operator type: Only the state monopolies (Szerencsejáték Zrt. and Magyar Lóversenyfogadást-Szervezo Kft) and local concession companies can apply for a licence. Status: Amendments to Hungarian gambling law came into force on 1 October 2015 and allow only two land-based casinos to hold remote casino concessions. The regulator has since issued fines, a number of which have been challenged, against unlicensed operators that continue to target the market. In June 2017, the ECJ determined Hungary’s gambling regime to be incompatible with Article 56 TFEU. A subsequent ECJ decision in February 2018 ruled against the Hungarian requirement that online gambling operators must have a land-based licence to offer online gambling services to Hungarian citizens, further strengthening arguments that the current regime is incompatible with EU law.IRELAND Regulated gambling products: Online betting regulated since August 2015. Online gaming is not specifically accounted for in Ireland’s outdated legislation and as such is currently unregulated. Operator type: Private operators can apply for a betting licence. Status: Ireland has contemplated updating its legislation, which will create a comprehensive igaming regime, for some time. The Gambling Control Bill – the legislation which promises to specifically regulate online gambling – has been subject to continued delay and legislative progress is not expected in the short- to medium-term.ITALY Regulated gambling products: Sports betting, horse race betting, poker, casino, bingo and lottery. Operator type: Fully regulated market, although lotteries are the subject of a state monopoly. Status: Remote gambling licences are granted within specific application windows. The last tender process for applications closed on 19 March 2018. AGCOM, the Italian communications regulator, recently issued its first sanction against an operator for violation of the advertising ban (introduced in 2018). New measures to combat unlicensed gambling, including payment blocking measures, entered into effect in October 2019. The 2020 Budget Law provides for the organisation of a tender for the issuance of licences by 31 December 2020 – it is understood there will be 40 licences available for online gambling. A new tax, which amounts to 0.5% on turnover, is set to be introduced on all bets on sporting events (including virtual sports) until 31 December 2021.LUXEMBOURG Regulated gambling products: Lottery. Operator type: Monopoly. Status: The general prohibition on gambling appears sufficiently wide to cover all forms of online gambling.MALTA Regulated gambling products: Sports betting, horse race betting, poker, casino, bingo and lottery. Operator type: Private operators can apply for a local licence (except for lottery products). Status: In 2018, Malta has approved a new Gaming Act that replaced all existing gaming legislation with a single piece of legislation, supplemented by secondary legislation. The Gaming Act, with directives and regulations, became effective 1 August 2018.NETHERLANDS Regulated gambling products: Sports betting, horse race betting, poker, casino, bingo and lottery. Operator type: Monopoly for all products. Status: The Remote Gambling Bill, intended to introduce a new regime, is expected to enter into force on 1 January 2021, with a six-month window for licence applications. It is understood that operators that have directly ‘targeted’ the Dutch market will face a 30-month cooling-off period before being eligible for a licence. Full implementation of a licensing regime is not expected until 1 July 2021, albeit local experts consider this target increasngly unlikely. In the interim, the regulator is expected to continue to implement enforcement measures against operators targeting Dutch players.NORWAY Regulated gambling products: Sports betting, horse race betting and lottery. Operator type: Online gambling is reserved for the two monopoly providers, Norsk Tipping and Norsk Rikstoto. Status: The monopoly has extended its offering to include live betting, online bingo and casino games in an attempt to redirect traffic from unlicensed sites. The Norwegian regulator continues to step up enforcement efforts against unregulated operators, local banks and payment service providers. The government has passed amendments to try and stem the flow of gambling supply from offshore, including enhanced enforcement powers to prevent gambling advertising from abroad. Expanded payment blocking provisions entered into effect on 1 January 2020.POLAND Regulated gambling products: Sports betting, horse race betting, casino and poker. Operator type: Betting licences are available for companies with a representative in Poland. Casino and poker are reserved for a state monopoly. Status: Legislation enacted 1 January 2012 permits betting. Online gaming (including poker) is no longer prohibited as of 1 April 2017, although the exclusive rights to offer such products are reserved for a state monopoly. Provisions that provide for the establishment of a blacklist of unlicensed operators and ISP and payment blocking came into force on 1 July 2017. The blacklist contains more than 1,000 domain names. PORTUGAL Regulated gambling products: Sports betting, horse race betting, poker, casino, bingo and lottery. Operator type: Any EU/EEA operator can apply to be granted a licence for online gambling. Lottery games and land-based fixed-odds sports betting remain reserved for a monopoly. Status: A regulated market since 2015. Although operators can apply for licences, their Portuguese revenue streams are subject to comparatively high tax rates, particularly in sports betting. Portugal’s 2020 Budget will implement changes to the current taxation rates applicable to selected gambling products offered online. The Portuguese government has instituted legislation that imposes a partial or total ban on online gambling for the duration of the Covid-19 pandemic. The legislation does not state the specifics on the limitations, but it is understood that it will apply to online casino only (if implemented).ROMANIA Regulated gambling products: Sports betting, horse race betting, casino, bingo and lottery. Operator type: Any operator from an EU/EEA jurisdiction or the Swiss Confederation can apply for a licence. Lottery games remain reserved for the monopoly. Status: The Gambling Law (as amended) introduced a legal framework for a fully regulated online gambling market and requires licences to be held by online gambling operators, as well as software providers, payment processors, affiliates and testing labs. After some delay, the secondary legislation that fully implemented the new licensing regime came into force on 26 February 2016. The gambling regulator actively polices the regime and notifies ISPs to block blacklisted websites.SLOVAKIA Regulated gambling products: Sports betting, horse race betting, poker, casino, bingo and lottery. Operator type: Private operators can apply for licences for online casino as of 1 March 2019 and for sports betting licences from 1 July 2019. Lottery and bingo remain reserved for the monopoly provider. Status: A new Gambling Law came into force on 1 March 2019. The Gambling Law allows private operators outside of Slovakia to apply for licences for sports betting and casino, although sports betting licences will not be operational until at least July 2020.SLOVENIA Regulated gambling products: Sports betting, horse race betting, poker, casino, bingo and lottery. Operator type: Online gambling must be operated by land-based casinos or lotteries and, as a result, only the monopoly holds online licences in Slovenia. Status: The requirement that only land-based Slovenian operators are eligible for licences is considered by certain industry stakeholders to be incompatible with EU law. Draft amendments to the Gaming Act were published in 2015, which aimed to remove the current local establishment requirement. However, the proposal does not appear to have been submitted to parliament to date.. Whether any proposed amendments will ultimately introduce an open licensing system remains unclear.SPAIN Regulated gambling products: Sports betting, horse race betting, poker, casino, bingo and lottery. Operator type: Private operators can apply for licences for all gambling products save for lottery. Status: Operators must hold a general licence and a specific licence, both issued by the National Gambling Commission, for each activity. Remote gambling licences are granted within specific application windows. The last tender process for applications closed on 18 December 2018. In April 2020, Spain’s government introduced restrictive measures on the offer of bonuses and advertising gambling for the duration of the country’s lockdown during the Covid-19 crisis. SWEDEN Regulated gambling products: Betting (including sports, horse race, pool, exchanges), casino, poker, bingo and lottery. Operator type: Licences are available for private operators. Status: As of 1 January 2019, Sweden is a fully regulated market. All gambling operators that wish to offer their services to Swedish residents will be required to obtain a licence in order to validly do so (either a ‘betting’ licence or a ‘commercial online games’ licence, depending on the product(s) being offered). Active enforcement measures are in place. Proposed regulation, which is set to be introduced on 2 July 2020 in response to the Covid-19 crisis, will introduce restrictions on, among other things, deposit and loss limits (applicable to casino only) and total login time. The measures are expected to be in place until the end of 2020.Wiggin is a law firm dedicated to supporting the media, entertainment and gaming sectors. Its market-leading betting and gaming group provides specialist legal services to an array of gambling industry stakeholders. We advise many of the world’s leading gambling operators and suppliers and also enjoy helping entrepreneurial, interactive start-up businesses. If you’d like to hear more, contact us at [email protected] by Suzy Hazelwood from Pexels Regions: Europe Bingo Wiggin European regulation roundup – June 2020last_img read more

UWW Women’s World Championship: WrestlingTV to stream action LIVE

first_img Poland Open Wrestling 2021 Ranking Series: Vinesh Phogat wins gold, Confirms 53kg Tokyo Olympic top seed Sport News Latest Sports News Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Sushil Kumar case: Delhi Court extends judicial custody of murder accused wrestler till June 25 Tokyo Olympics: Vinesh Phogat speaks out after Poland open win, ‘husband’s special advice helped’ TAGSkushtikushti IndiaKushti LiveUWW Women Wrestling World Cup 2019Women Wrestling World cup 2019Wrestling IndiaWrestling NewsWrestling VideosWrestling World CupWrestling World Cup 2019WrestlingTVWrestlingTV IndiaWrestlingTV LiveWrestlingTV NewsWrestlingTV Videos SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleGilchrist’s advice for Rishabh PantNext articleBopanna blasts AITA for change of captain, “don’t interfere”, warns parent body Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. 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The six-nation World Cup will have top 6 teams of the world competing for the World Cup trophy. Latest Sports News Poland Open: Anshu Malik withdraw with high fever, WFI, UWW awaits COVID-19 test report by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeSuresh Raina issues statement after arrest, says the incident in Mumbai was ‘unintentional’PUBG Mobile Big Update : For the first time ever, India Government makes it official, ‘No Permissions to PUBG’Wrestler Murder Case: Sushil Kumar spotted hitting victim with sticks in exclusive video; WatchThe United World Wrestling has released the draws for the Women World Cup hosted by defending champions Japan. The Women World Cup will be a 2-day event where the 6 best teams of the world will compete for the world title. As per the UWW rules, top 8 finishers of the World Championship 2019 in the team rankings qualify for the World Cup. But the 6th-placed Kazakhstan and 8th-placed Azerbaijan have decided to stay away from the event despite qualifying.Also Read: We will surely win medals at Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Geeta PhogatThe hosts and defending champions Japan, led by Risako Kawai (World Champion 57kg), will start as favourites for the World Cup title.  Japan is also currently ranked No. 1 in the world in the women team rankings.Other participating countries include World No 2 ranked Russia, No.3 USA, No.4 China, No. 5 Ukraine & No. 7 Mongolia. Indian girls failed to qualify for the world cup 2019.Top women wrestlers of the world including Adeline Gray (USA), Risako Kawai (Japan), Natalia Vorobieva (Russia), Tamyra Mensah (USA),  Rong Ningning (China), Mayu Mukaida will be seen in action during the 2 day event.Format of the Women World Cup in Japan– 6 top ranked teams to participate– Group A will have Japan / China / Ukraine– Group B will have Russia / USA / Mongolia– Each team will play other in their group over 10 weight classes– Top team from each group will qualify for Finals– 2nd ranked teams in each group will play for the bronze medal– 3rd ranked team in each group will play for 5th-6th positionsJapan will once again be the favourite for the World Cup title. No team has been able to dethrone them from top of the world of women wrestling (Kushti) since 2014. Japan has won all 4 world cups held since 2014 and they will try to win their fifth consecutive world cup in their own home ground.Also Read: कुश्ती के प्रशंसक www.wrestlingtv.in पर लाइव स्ट्रीमिंग, हाइलाइट्स, समाचार, वीडियो, फोटो, परिणाम और रैंकिंग पढ़ सकते हैंThe tournament schedule for the UWW Women World CupNovember 16th (Sat)10: 30-  Group A: Japan-Ukraine / Group B: Russia-Mongolia12: 00-  Group A: China-Ukraine / Group B: Russia-US16: 30-  Opening Ceremony17:00 ~ Group A: Japan-China / Group B: USA-MongoliaSunday,November 17 (Sunday)10:30-   5-6th place final13:00-   3rd place final14:30-   FINALSWrestlingTV will bring the entire action of the Women World Cup from Narita, Japan LIVE and Exclusive on www.wrestlingtv.in. Tokyo Olympics-bound Sumit Malik agrees to get Sample B analysed after failing first dope test By Kunal Dhyani – November 5, 2019 Latest Sports News last_img read more

Transcorp Hotels Plc (TRANHO.ng) 2018 Abridged Report

first_imgTranscorp Hotels Plc (TRANHO.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2018 abridged results.For more information about Transcorp Hotels Plc (TRANHO.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Transcorp Hotels Plc (TRANHO.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Transcorp Hotels Plc (TRANHO.ng)  2018 abridged results.Company ProfileTranscorp Hotels Plc is a hotel operations company in Nigeria and a subsidiary of Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc. The latter is a diversified conglomerate with business interests in the power generation, hospitality, agriculture and oil and gas sectors. Hotels in the Group include Transcorp Hilton Hotel, a 5-star hotel with 670 rooms located in Abuja; and Transcorp Hotel with 146 rooms located in Calabar. Formerly known as Transnational Hotels and Tourism Services Limited, the company changed its name to Transcorp Hotels Plc in 2014. Its head office is in Abuja, Nigeria. Transcorp Hotels Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

BOC Kenya Limited (BOC.ke) HY2020 Interim Report

first_imgBOC Kenya Limited (BOC.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the half year.For more information about BOC Kenya Limited (BOC.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the BOC Kenya Limited (BOC.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: BOC Kenya Limited (BOC.ke)  2020 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileBOC Kenya Plc (BOC), established in Mombasa, Kenya, in 1940, is a leading supplier of industrial, medical and special gases in East Africa. In 1947 the company started operations in Nairobi and later years, in Kisumu, Kampala, Mwanza and Dar-es-Salaam. The Company listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange in 1969. BOC Kenya’s portfolio includes dozens of different gases and mixtures, as well as related equipment and services. The Company’s customer base cuts across a large spectrum and includes public and private hospitals, food processors, civil and mechanical engineering contractors, motor vehicle body builders, hotels and restaurants, the informal business sector (“Jua Kali”) and small and medium enterprises. Product range includes bulk gases (Oxygen, Nitrogen and liquefied petroleum gas(LPG), packaged (cylinder) gases and engineering services (Medical equipment, Construction of medical and other gas pipelines, Gas storage tanks, etc). BOC Kenya Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

In the March bear market, I’ll be watching these FTSE 100 stocks!

first_imgIn the March bear market, I’ll be watching these FTSE 100 stocks! See all posts by T Sligo Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images. Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. 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In its portfolio are household brands such as Marmite, Ben & Jerry’s and Dove. I believe that in any economic climate, these low-cost items will make it into customers’ shopping baskets.Although Unilever’s share price has dropped by 16% in the past six months, it still carries an expensive valuation and has a price-to-earnings ratio of almost 20.Sometimes this is the price you have to pay for a quality company. But with the market we are currently in, I am tempted to wait for the price to drop further before buying.HSBAThe HSBC (LSE: HSBA) share price has been on a downward spiral for a lot longer than Unilever’s.The protests in Hong Kong, Brexit, the US-China trade war, global economic worries and now concerns over the coronavirus have understandably weighed heavily on the stock.In the past three years, the HSBC price has dropped by a whopping 18%.In its results, which were released in February, 2019 revenue at the bank rose by 5.9%, but reported profits fell 32.9% due to $7.3bn of write-downs that related to the economic climate and anticipation of a major restructure.Despite the disappointing results, the dividend remains unchanged. HSBC stock has an incredibly lumpy prospective dividend yield of 7.5%.The fact that management is reviewing a restructure should be seen as a positive measure by investors.If the HSBC share price continues to slide, I would seriously consider buying.DiageoLike Unilever, I believe Diageo’s (LSE: DGE) products will be purchased in whatever economic situation.In its portfolio, Diageo owns brands such as Guinness, Gordon’s and Baileys.In its January results, half-year net sales grew by 4.2%. Organic operating profit grew by 4.6%, which represented cost-saving measures and an improved pricing point. To sweeten investors, its interim dividend was increased by 5%. Its prospective dividend yield is now almost 2.5%.In the past six months, Diageo’s share price has fallen by 19%. Despite this, over five years, its stock price has increased by 45%.At 21, its price-to-earnings ratio is a bit too rich for me. However, if Diageo’s stock price drops further, it could be a great opportunity to acquire a quality stock at a bargain price.last_img read more

Could The All Blacks Pathway From Sevens To Test Rugby Soon Be Closed?

first_img Ali Stokes argues that Saracens No 8 Billy… Opinion: Eddie Jones Must Rethink Billy Vunipola’s England Role HSBC reckons “17 million new fans brought into the sport almost overnight” thanks to the Olympics, and Forbes agrees that the sudden boost of interest transformed the game’s fortunes. Now, owning to the chance of going for a gold medal, and with a (much-needed) cash injection, players are faced with a serious dilemma at the outset of their careers: sevens or 15-a-side rugby. Doing both is no longer viable. New Zealand Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Collapse Winners of the past two World Cups, the… Forbes, who bowed out two years ago after a record 89 world series competitions, having played 512 games, scored 153 tries – he is currently in 12th place in the all-time list – and notched up 26 tournament victories, continues: “There is still an opportunity to use the sevens circuit as a bit of a testing ground, but the way it is going it is turning into a specialist sport.“With it being a full-time gig now, players have to make a decision to follow their sevens path, or the 15s path. It will be interesting to see how it develops.”Escape plan: Tone Ng Shiu gets away from the USA in Cape TownHe adds: “It has been amazing to watch the growth of sevens around the world. It has developed so much since I made my debut in 2006.“Being an Olympic sport, countries can apply for grants and that has changed the game. It provides the opportunity for smaller nations, who might not previously have had the resources or manpower, to get involved with rugby.”It will be fascinating to see whether Forbes’ prediction about the number of crosscoders dwindling plays out. Four years ago, the likes of Sonny Bill Williams, Bryan Habana, and Nick Cummins, among other big names in rugby union, attempted to gain Olympic selection for their respective nations, and only Williams succeeded (before being cruelly downed by injury in Rio).This season, in which the top four teams in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series rankings will gain an automatic berth at next year’s Olympics at Tokyo, there is a noticeable dearth of stellar names chancing their arms, underlining Forbes’ theory that the codes are too different these days. The All Blacks Sevens team has always given players a stepping stone to the Test arena, but DJ Forbes tells Oliver Pickup change may be afoot. center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Could The All Blacks Pathway From Sevens To Test Rugby Soon Be Closed?When the world’s number-one ranked rugby union nation, New Zealand, narrowly defeated England 16-15 at Twickenham last November, there was a zinger of a statistic that was trumpeted by growing legions of sevens supporters across the globe.  Five of the All Blacks’ seven starting backs, or 71.4 per cent to be exact, had all represented their country at international level in the abridged version of the sport. That handful – in more ways than one – were Beauden Barrett, Sonny Bill Williams, Jack Goodhue, Rieko Ioane, and Ben Smith. Together they have hitherto amassed 231 Test caps.On the surface, this stat would seem to serve up compelling evidence that the rich heritage of catapulting sevens stars to the Test arena is in rude health in New Zealand. But a deeper dig uncovers a contrary trend.Ioane, the 21-year-old wing who has dotted down 22 tries in only 24 Tests, is the latest in a long list of All Blacks to have graduated from the sevens circuit. Almost exactly three years ago, the teenager crossed for a brace of tries in the last three minutes as his country came from 21-7 down to pip South Africa 24-21 and be crowned HSBC New Zealand Sevens in the penultimate tournament held in Wellington.Previously, the likes of Jonah Lomu, Christian Cullen, Joe Rokocoko, Julian Savea, and Mils Muliaina – five contenders for inclusion in an all-time world XV – have been propelled to stardom by sevens. However, the pathway from sevens to Test rugby is becoming closed off, according to one of the greatest and committed sevens players in history.In form: Andrew Knewstubb runs with the ball against South Africa this seasonDJ Forbes, skipper of the All Blacks Sevens for a decade until his retirement in 2017 – under his leadership New Zealand triumphed at the Commonwealth Games in 2010 and, three years later, the World Cup, alongside chalking up six Sevens Series titles – contends that because the variations of the oval-ball game are growing apart there will be far fewer crossover athletes in the future.Speaking on the eve of the HSBC New Zealand Sevens, which takes place in Hamilton this weekend (Jan 26-27), the 36-year old says: “Sevens has been used as a launchpad for players, historically, to expose their talents so they can reach the next level. Now the two sports are going their separate ways.”The progress and status elevation of sevens has been catalysed by its inclusion in the Olympics, undoubtedly. The HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series has slowly and surely expanded the sport – and continues to do so, around the planet, not least at grassroots level – but interest exploded following its Games debut at Rio de Janeiro in 2016. New Zealand Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Opinion: Eddie Jones Must Rethink Billy Vunipola’s England Role Expand Moreover, since Rio sevens has grown in confidence, and is a long way through the process of successfully unshackling itself to its elder sibling, finally. Don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.last_img read more

Anton Lienert-Brown: “I try my best to be vulnerable”

first_imgOften the picture of calm, Anton Lienert-Brown has put in a lot of work on himself to feel comfortable at the highest level LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS This article originally appeared in the January 2021 edition of Rugby World magazine.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. (Inpho) center_img “Sometimes you might build that connection throughout a season. Sometimes you get one week. The All Blacks have rolled out plenty of different midfield combinations over the past four or five years. So each week it’s about building a connection, and I guess the longer you play together, the easier it gets. You want to understand each other’s strength on attack and D.Going over: Linert-Brown scores against Namibia (Getty Images)“You have gotta trust those people but we do that – in the environments I have been in, we do.“In my first year with the All Blacks, it was Ryan Crotty, Malakai, myself and I think George Moala together. We were a young midfield group and obviously it was my first year in the team. We have these mini units – your midfielders, inside backs, outside backs are units. And one of our goals was to be the strongest mini unit in the All Blacks, because we were so young and the least experienced in everything.“We did really well and became, I guess, quite a formidable midfield pack. Because we worked so hard on the connection, getting to know each other. I’d say we were the closest mini unit and no matter who rolled out there – because you can only put two midfielders out there and one on the bench – the credit would go to the midfield unit as a whole because we worked hard to get the best out of each other.”Is the band of midfields still the strongest unit for the All Blacks today, you reckon?“I’d like to think so!” Lienert-Brown surmises, leaning back as he replies.ANTON LIENERT-BROWN ON HIS TEAM-MATESFunniest?Angus Ta’avao is that guy. I don’t know how to explain it: he has funny written all over him.Smartest?I reckon Brad Weber is very smart. Or Michael Allardice at the Chiefs.Cheapest?Ha, it’s Damian McKenzie I’d say!Biggest appetite?I reckon Scott ‘Scooter’ Barrett. He is full-on ripped but he’s one of those guys, I never see him stop eating. He’s just got that metabolism, while he can keep on eating all the time.Best dressed?Ardie Savea, I reckon. Some others might disagree with what he wears, but for current style he is right up there.Best singer?Caleb Clarke, probably – I heard him the other day and he can sing.Worst singer?There are plenty. I will go with Jordie Barrett though.One you’d like to be for a day?Great question. I’ve got to go Beaudie Barrett. He’s just a great lad and he’s obviously pretty good at rugby, isn’t he? THAT TEST debut against the Wallabies is still fresh in the mind for Anton Lienert-Brown. Trotting out as an All Black for the very first time, there was something surprisingly serene about the whole experience.“The legs were going under the water and on top I probably looked quite calm,” the centre tells RW of that day in 2016. “For sure there were a lot of nerves but for some reason, when I ran out there, there was a sense of calm.“In a way I felt as though I was chucked in the deep end a little bit, because we had so many injuries. I thought I’d be an injury replacement at best (for the first cap) and it turns out I started, in a pretty big match.“But I’d been in the same situation as an 18-year-old, playing for the Chiefs against the Blue Bulls at Loftus (Versfeld). I was on the wing then, the first time I’d played there since school, a year and a half before. So I took a lot of learnings at a young age.“In that Chiefs game I went into my shell on my debut. The promise I made to myself for when I reached the All Blacks, I said, ‘No matter what happens tonight, I’m just going to go out there and express myself.’ That’s where the calm came from, I think.”Taste of success: After a Bledisloe Cup win, 2016 (Getty Images)Steady and measured with his answers, Lienert-Brown talks like the guy you want deciding whether to cut the red or the blue wire while the bomb clock ticks into the last few seconds.Amazingly still just 25, he plays like it too. It has become something of a parody whenever someone says the Chiefs mainstay is underrated, so often is the phrase used. And indeed when asked about the ubiquitous underrated tag, Lienert-Brown insists that he is not trying to fit himself into one style of play or another, or to stand out as a certain breed of player; he is just doing his job, he says. The labels thrown about do not interest him in the least.However, he also accepts that what did concern him, earlier in his career, became something of a hindrance.To get to that point though, we begin by considering how hard it must be to maintain any semblance of tranquillity throughout a career. It’s easier said than done. Lienert-Brown has a process.“I work on my mental game quite a lot. So I meditate at the start of the week and then close to the game I start visualising my game day in the build-up to that. I don’t actually visualise what’s going to happen in the game but more the times where I feel nervous – it is always in the build-up, from the warm-ups right through to kick-off.“I’m always really nervous before, until the ref blows the whistle. In that visualisation, I take the same breath as I would out in the field. And that brings me a sense of calm because it’s like I’ve already been there before. I’ve already been there in my week.Take a knee: ALB at Japan 2019 (Getty Images)“When I realised that worked for me was probably after a lot of learnings over my career. I started really young and initially I was an over-thinker. I over-thought a lot of things and I got to a stage where I actually got really sick of rugby. I didn’t enjoy the game any more and it sort of burnt me out, because of my thoughts.“I had to make a decision. I said to myself, ‘If I’m this unhappy, I might as well not play the game. Or I’ve got to make some big changes.’ And that’s when I really started being passionate about the mental side of my game.“I was about 20 at the time. I don’t want to exaggerate what I went through but how I felt at the time was that I hit rock bottom, you know. There was anxiety and depression of some sort, that’s what I was experiencing.“When you hit rock bottom you’ve got to change things. It was a tough time in my life but looking back on it I wouldn’t change it for the world, because you learn so much through it, and I guess it’s led me to really focus on my mental game. And you also realise that there is more to rugby as well, and that brings you a sense of calm too.”Importantly, he’s happy to talk about it.His world is one of high-speed collisions while wearing one of global sport’s most recognisable uniforms, so it’s refreshing to hear him say: “I try my best to be vulnerable – it’s a word I love.”What he means by this is that he wants to be open, honest and available whenever he is asked to share his feelings on mental health issues. If friends or colleagues want to discuss what they’re wrestling with too, he will strive to be ready and unflinching.This is not, he says, natural for him either. Before he reached his big fork in the road, he would describe himself as ‘closed off’. Lienert-Brown also makes clear that he still feels pre-match nerves. The difference is that since his Test debut, he has learnt to handle them that little bit better. And in fact, if those nerves were not there at all now he would feel like something was missing.“When you hit rock bottom you’ve got to change things. It was a tough time in my life”Although raised on New Zealand’s South Island, the Canterbury-born Lienert-Brown was lured north by the brains trust of Dave Rennie and Wayne Smith. Older brother Daniel still props on the loosehead in the South, for the Highlanders. But the younger sibling says that he wants a long future playing for Waikato in the Mitre 10 Cup, the Chiefs in whatever form Super Rugby takes and with the All Blacks.Letting loose: Playing golf in Japan (Getty Images)There is a lot to be said for finding somewhere that feels like the right fit. Of course, for any player considered a safe pair of hands when Test matches get frenetic, it is not always easy to predict who will be lining up beside you when you next put those mitts to use.Yet in the days leading up to the final round of last year’s Six Nations, England coach Eddie Jones discussed the possibility that the sight of centres passing between one another in attack was getting rarer and rarer. For one Wasps game, the coach told reporters, he tasked an analyst with tracking how many passes went between Jimmy Gopperth and Malakai Fekitoa. The result was zero, Jones said.At his best Lienert-Brown can control so much play around him. So what does he make of the idea that a link between the centres could be fading in today’s game, with the midfielders perhaps becoming more like American Football running backs, as Jones has hinted at?“All I do know is that when I’m playing with one midfield partner, I want to form a really good connection with that person,” the Chiefs star says. “You realise how they play and it’s about using your strengths together.last_img read more

DeSantis lifts Florida pandemic protocols: ‘We are no longer in a…

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.center_img Businesses or institutions can be fined up to $5,000 per violation if they require vaccine documentation for entry, service or participationBy John Haughey | The Center SquareGov. Ron DeSantis lifted all pandemic-related emergency orders on Monday while signing a “vaccine passport” ban into law.“The fact is, we are no longer in a state of emergency,” DeSantis said in St. Petersburg while signing Senate Bill 2006, which fines businesses or institutions up to $5,000 per violation if they require vaccine documentation for entry, service or participation.SB 2006 also amends the state’s Emergency Management Act to limit local emergency powers. Under the new law, local councils/commissions must approve any public health emergency order beyond 30 days.DeSantis’ executive order essentially makes provisions in SB 2006 effective immediately instead of July 1.Under SB 2006 and the executive order, businesses can still make their own rules regarding masks, temperature checks or other protocols but cannot demand workers or patrons show proof of vaccination.“You have a right to participate in society – go to a restaurant, movie, a ballgame, all these things – without having to divulge this type of information. And oh, by the way, you give that to big companies, they are going to absolutely try to monetize that. So, we didn’t want to go down that road,” DeSantis said.The governor said the emergency orders and pandemic restrictions are no longer needed because enough Floridians, including 80% of the state’s seniors, have been vaccinated.“Emergency orders, these extraordinary measures, at this point are not justifiable,” DeSantis said. “We have a majority of our adult population [that] has been vaccinated. At this point to people that haven’t been vaccinated is certainly not because of a lack of supply or a lack of availability.”Democratic statehouse leaders, in a regularly scheduled Monday news conference, said SB 2006 and the order violates business owners’ property rights, repudiates DeSantis’ own regional strategies and is more about the governor’s 2024 ambitions than Florida.“To lift everything, and simply say that it’s over, that’s not true,” said Rep. Evan Jenne, Ft. Lauderdale, adding DeSantis’ regional strategy should be retained.“One of the real bright spots was how, during the handling of the pandemic, the governor really allowed certain counties, especially down here in South Florida – some of the more built-up and populous counties – allowed them to make some of their own moves,” he said. “I think that was one of the smartest things Gov. DeSantis did. So, this is a complete reversal of one of the things I would actually praise him for.”Rep. Fentrice Driskell, Tampa, said the vaccine documentation ban removes a measure some businesses, such as the state’s $8 billion cruise industry, wanted and appears at odds with Republican support for business.“It’s been an interesting sort of role reversal that we’re seeing with Republican leadership where they keep trying to tell businesses and corporations how to do their job and how to run their business,” she said. “It’s just very strange to me. And again, I think a move in the wrong direction.” TAGSBanBusinessCOVID-19Emergency OrderFlorida LegislatureGovernor Ron DeSantisPandemicThe Center SquareVaccinationVaccine Passport Previous articleMayor Demings responds to DeSantis’ Order to lift pandemic-related orders; vaccine eligibility expands to all individualsNext article5 Great Board Games You Can Now Play On Your Phone Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Surrounded by lawmakers, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at the end of a legislative session, Friday, April 30, 2021, at the Capitol in Tallahassee, Fla.; AP Photo / Wilfredo Lee Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate last_img read more

Haus Ungar / Hoffmann Architekt

first_img 2008 CopyHouses•Wiggensbach, Germany ArchDaily Haus Ungar / Hoffmann ArchitektSave this projectSaveHaus Ungar / Hoffmann Architekt Photographs Projects Photographs:  Hermann RuppText description provided by the architects. The House of the Ungar in Wiggensbach was for Architect Rainer Hoffmann and Architect Peter Fakler a challenge because it had to be implemented with a minimum budget of 240,000 €. It was also the first project realized by his own studio.Save this picture!© Hermann RuppThe view is an essential element of the design. The south facade, completely in glass, opens to a mountain scene. The other sides are closed as much as possible. The second dominant design principle is the reduction. It resulted partially from the limited budget and from the desire of the client to live in clear minimalist forms. The garage closes a three-sided protected courtyard, a transition zone before entering the house. In the underground there are rooms for three children and one guest. The groundfloor is the living room for parents and common area. The balcony is inline with the entire south facade and is protected by the overhanging roof, therefore expanding the living area to the outside. The foundation floor is a Steel-Concrete construction with stacked walls in Wood frame construction (large prefabricated pieces) highly isolated.Save this picture!© Hermann RuppProject gallerySee allShow lessEmbassy of the Czech Republic in USA / Your Building HereArticlesDenver International Airport South Terminal / Santiago CalatravaArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/72738/haus-ungar-hoffmann-architekt Clipboard Haus Ungar / Hoffmann Architekt Architects: Hoffmann Architekt Area Area of this architecture project Area:  191 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Year:  “COPY” Germany Houses Save this picture!© Hermann Rupp+ 13 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/72738/haus-ungar-hoffmann-architekt Clipboard CopyAbout this officeHoffmann ArchitektOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWiggensbachWoodHousesGermanyPublished on August 13, 2010Cite: “Haus Ungar / Hoffmann Architekt” 13 Aug 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar PanelsMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Qd-ClassSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausStonesCosentinoDekton Surfaces – Cap Ferrat BuildingStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Strata Argentum – Classtone CollectionAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®CeramicsTerrealCustom Shape Terracotta CladdingSeatingInterstuhlPillows – HUBPartitionsBuzzispacePrivacy Booth – BuzziRingMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Fidel Castro on Ebola crisis: ‘Duty calls’

first_imgThe following statement, written by the former president of Cuba on Oct. 17, can be found at the Granma website at tinyurl.com/nstntk2.In 2005, 1,586 Cuban doctors wait, ready to assist Hurricane Katrina survivors.Our country did not hesitate one minute in responding to the request made by international bodies for support to the struggle against the brutal epidemic which has erupted in West Africa.This is what our country has always done, without exception. The government had already given pertinent instructions to immediately mobilize and reinforce medical personnel offering their services in this region on the African continent. A rapid response was likewise given to the United Nations request, as has always been done when requests for cooperation have been made.Any conscious person knows that political decisions which involve risks to highly qualified personnel imply a high level of responsibility on the part of those who call upon them to fulfill a dangerous task. It is even more difficult than sending soldiers, who have also done so as their duty, to combat and die for a just political cause.The medical professionals who travel to any location whatsoever to save lives, even at the risk of losing their own, provide the greatest example of solidarity a human being can offer, above all when no material interest whatsoever exists as a motivation. Their closest family members also contribute to such missions what they most love and admire. A country tested by many years of heroic struggle can understand well what is expressed here.The first debt-free U.S graduates of Cuba’s Latin American School of Medicine.Everyone understands that by completing this task with maximum planning and efficiency, our people and sister peoples of the Caribbean and Latin America will be protected, preventing expansion of the epidemic, which has unfortunately already been introduced, and could spread, in the United States, which maintains many personal ties and interactions with the rest of the world. We will happily cooperate with U.S. personnel in this task, not in search of peace between these two states which have been adversaries for so many years, but rather, in any event, for World Peace, an objective which can and should be attempted.Monday, October 20, at the request of several countries in the area, a meeting will take place in Havana with the participation of important authorities who have expressed the need to implement pertinent measures to prevent the spreading of the epidemic, and combat it in a rapid and efficient manner.Caribbeans and Latin Americans will be sending a message of encouragement and of struggle to the rest of the world’s peoples.The hour of duty has arrived.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more