Australian government prepares self-exclusion bill

first_img Tags: Online Gambling Regions: Oceania Australia Australian government prepares self-exclusion bill Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Legal & compliance Australia’s government will introduce legislation to create a national self-exclusion register for citizens, the latest stage in the ongoing implementation of the country’s National Consumer Protection Framework. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 25th November 2019 | By Daniel O’Boyle Australia’s government will introduce legislation to create a national self-exclusion register for citizens, the latest stage in the ongoing implementation of the country’s National Consumer Protection Framework.The decision follows the release of the results of the baseline study, also conducted as part of the framework’s implementation, which found that as many as 52% of bettors were at risk of gambling harms.“As much as possible Government policy should preserve Australians’ ability to enjoy a punt while putting in place sensible and targeted measures to prevent and support gamblers facing significant risks of harm,” Minister for Families and Social Services Anne Ruston said.“It is a measure that we believe will motivate gamblers to have periods where they do not gamble online at all as a way of changing their behaviour and minimising the risk they face of gambling-related harm.”With the register, players will be able to exclude themselves from online gambling for a period from three months to permanently. When a player self-excludes, all funds in their account will be returned after any remaining bets are settled and their accounts will be closed.The costs of setting up the register will be paid by funds collected from gambling operators, ”to ensure they contribute their fair share and encourage them to provide safe environments for their customers,” the Department of Social Services said.The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) will be responsible for the implementation of the register. Earlier this month, the ACMA issued its first blocking orders to casinos, requesting internet service providers block access to Emu Casino and Fair Go Casino for offering online casino-style games, which are prohibited under the Interactive Gambling Act 2001.“This legislation is an important step to help Australian gamblers minimise their risks. Once the Register is operational ACMA will regulate licensed interactive wagering providers so they comply with the legislation and make sure people receive the support they need,” Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts Paul Fletcher said.The baseline study found that 52% of participants, all of whom had placed a real-money bet online in the last 12 months, were classified as being at risk of or already experiencing gambling-related harm. A total of 18% of respondents reported regrets that made them feel sorry about their gambling.The study also revealed that 35% of respondents had not employed any strategies to limit their involvement in betting, 39% had monitored how much money they spent betting and 34% had ‘set limits for how much they can spend each week.Respondents said that the most useful consumer protection features they encountered were regular financial statements, clear information about terms and conditions, deposit limits, and spending limits.In addition, 13% of respondents to the study reported having specifically chosen to open an account with an offshore provider at some point.The moves to create a National Consumer Protection Framework date back to 2015, when the O’Farrell Review of the country’s gambling industry found that there was “inconsistent application of regulatory controls and measures to protect Australian consumers” in place.In December 2018, Australia’s six state governments formally committed to launching a national consumer protection policy, as the federal government drew up a 10-point action plan on consumer protection.In May, Victoria became the first state to implement the new controls, under which online betting operators must comply with requirements for betting account deposit limits, restrictions on direct marketing and a ban on perks that encourage consumers to continue betting. Topics: Legal & compliance Sports betting Email Addresslast_img read more

Mechanical Lloyd Company Limited ( 2012 Annual Report

first_imgMechanical Lloyd Company Limited ( listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2012 annual report.For more information about Mechanical Lloyd Company Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Mechanical Lloyd Company Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Mechanical Lloyd Company Limited (  2012 annual report.Company ProfileMechanical Lloyd Company Limited markets and distributes motor vehicles and farm machinery in Ghana. The company has the exclusive agency for BMW (cars and motorbikes), Ford and Land Rover as well as Massey Ferguson agricultural machinery and Lucas products. Mechanical Lloyd company also sells motor spares and parts and has a services department for repair and maintenance of motor vehicles and farm machinery. The company was formerly known as Technical Lloyd and changed its name to Mechanical Lloyd Company Limited in 1970. The company’s head office is in Accra, Ghana. Mechanical Lloyd Company Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Guinness Nigeria plc ( HY2013 Interim Report

first_imgGuinness Nigeria plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the half year.For more information about Guinness Nigeria plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Guinness Nigeria plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Guinness Nigeria plc (  2013 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileGuinness Nigeria brews beer in Nigeria and packages and markets a range of international spirits, beers and ready-to-drink beverages. Well-known brands in its product range include Guinness Foreign Extra Stout, Guinness Extra Smooth, Malta Guinness and Harp Lager Beer. Brands in its Spirits range include Smirnoff and Gordon’s; brands in it beer range include Guinness, Harp, Dubic and Satzenbrau; and brands in its ready-to-drink range include Orijin and Malta Guinness. Guinness Stout was first exported to Sierra Leone in 1827 and became very popular across West Africa. Ikeja in Lagos, Nigeria was chosen in 1963 as the first location outside the British Isles to brew the iconic dark beer. Riding on the back of steady growth in markets for Guinness Stout and Harp Lager, Guinness Nigeria Plc now has 5 brewing plants in the country. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Guinness Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Rugby Book Review – Rugby Backs Moves

first_imgThere must be plenty of homework for the lads at Essex club Woodford, where John Uwins – co-author with his student son Rory – is first-team coach.The book contains 55 backs moves, tailored to different parts of the pitch or off different set-pieces or aimed at different defensive channels. There is also a colour version but the moves are clear enough and you’re advised to practise them at walk/jog/full pace, against no/static/tackling opposition and with no/midi/tennis ball. As a final test, secretly ask a player to fall over mid-move to see how the players react. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS BUY IT AT: Online £7.50center_img RW RATING 3/5last_img

Wright names Scotland U20 Six Nations squad

first_img Edinburgh Centre Harry Leonard returns to international dutyScotland under-20 head coach, Peter Wright, has named a 40-man squad today to prepare for the forthcoming RBS 6 Nations. The squad is bigger than in previous years and will be in camp at Murrayfield until Friday 20 January.In an interview with, he said: “It’s necessary to bring together a bigger core group for the forthcoming under-20s matches because of the quality of players we have in this age group. As well as bringing back seven players from last year’s squad, who will bring experience to the side we are introducing a number of exciting young talents from Scotland under-18 and Scotland 7s. I’m keen to give as many of these players game time and a chance to impress.”Alex Allan, Mark Bennett, Mitch Eadie, Robin Hislop, Harry Leonard, Jamie Stevenson and Jamie Swanson all return to the squad.Meanwhile, coming in from last season’s Scotland under-18 squad are Tommaso Allan, Russell Anderson, Chris Auld, Jamie Bhatti, Will Bordill, Jamie Farndale, Robbie Fergusson, Johnny Gray, Alex Henderson, Adam Sinclair, Scott Steel and Callum Templeton.Scotland under-20s begin their RBS 6 Nations campaign on Friday 3 February against England under-20 at Firhill in Glasgow, kick-off 7.30pm. Backs: Tommaso Allan (Western Province), Chris Auld (Gala), Mark Bennett (Clermont Auvergne), Jack Bradford (Nottingham Rugby), Michael Crawley (Boroughmuir), Jamie Farndale (Edinburgh Accies), Robbie Fergusson (Ayr), Sam Hidalgo-Clyne (Heriot’s), Rory Hughes (Glasgow Hawks), Harris Jones (Boroughmuir), Harry Leonard (Edinburgh Rugby), Murray McConnell (Glasgow Warriors), Alistair Price (Bedford Blues), Finn Russell (Falkirk), Jack Steele (Dundee HSFP), Scott Steele (Leicester Tigers), Jamie Stevenson (London Scottish), Peter Stewart (Nudgee College Schoolboys).Forwards: Alex Allan (Loughborough Students), Russell Anderson (Gala), Adam Ashe (Stirling County), Jamie Bhatti (Stirling County), Will Bordill (Sale Sharks), Struan Cessford (Heriot’s), Mitch Eadie (Bristol Rugby), Gary Graham (Gala),  Johnny Gray (Hamilton), Alex Henderson (Boroughmuir), Robin Hislop (Edinburgh Rugby), Andrew Nagle (Jedforest), Andrew Redmayne (Dundee HSFP), Callum Reid (Edinburgh Accies), Gavin Robertson (Dundee HSFP), Fergus Scott (Currie), Adam Sinclair (Stirling County), Stuart Smith (Aberdeen Grammar), Tom Steven (Glasgow Hawks), Jamie Swanson (Boroughmuir), Callum Templeton (Ayr), George Turner (Stewart’s Melville). LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS They will then travel to Wales on Friday 10 February before playing France under-20s at Netherdale, Galashiels on Friday 24 February (kick-off 7.30pm). After taking on Ireland under-20s on Friday 9 March their campaign culminates with a match against Italy under-20s on Friday 16 March.Wright continued: “We’re really looking forward to the challenge that the Six Nations will bring, playing against some of the best talent at this level. The competition will also help us work towards the under-20s Rugby World Cup in South Africa later this year, where we will be up against the best teams in the world.”Scotland under-20 squad: CARDIFF, WALES – DECEMBER 09: Harry Leonard (L) of Edinburgh kicks for position during the Heineken Cup Pool Two match between Cardiff Blues and Edinburgh at the Cardiff City Stadium on December 9, 2011 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)last_img read more

Arrest of the week: APD apprehends two burglary suspects in less…

first_img Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom August 19, 2016 at 11:12 am Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Please enter your name here Reply TAGSApopka Police DepartmentBurglaryChief Michael McKinley Previous articleTropical Storm Fiona moving fasterNext articleProperty Tax Notices are in the mail Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Reply UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Chief McKinley makes second arrest from a perimeter positionThe Apopka Police Department responded to a burglary call last week that involved an unlawful entry into a home, pursuit of two suspects going in different directions, and ultimately the arrest of the two men within minutes of the 9-1-1 call. It was another impressive and rapid example of police teamwork that involved several APD officers, including Chief Michael McKinley.Here is an account of the incident…At 10:34am, APD officers were dispatched to a home on Piedmont Park Boulevard in reference to a burglary. APD dispatch advised that the female caller said there was a black truck in her driveway and she did not know who it belonged to. She stated that someone was at the front door knocking, and another person jumped the fence into the back yard. Then she heard glass break and someone walking around in the house.Upon arrival at 10:37am, APD officers saw the truck at the caller’s house, but after driving to the end of the block, the truck had moved to a nearby residence on Piedmont Park Boulevard. As officers approached the truck, they learned from dispatch that two males had jumped a wall from the neighborhood and were in the Sam’s Club property on the other side of the wall at 1500 South Orange Blossom Trail.Officers pursued the two men and detained 19-year-old Amari Lajuan Mitchell, but the pursuit took quite a few twists and turns before apprehending Mitchell.Sedrick Lamar HamiltonAPD Lieutenant Christopher Hanstein chased Mitchell towards the store eastbound through the parking lot, weaving in and out of vehicles. As they made their way toward the front of the store, Hanstein advised Mitchell that if he did not stop he would be tased. Mitchell ran between a vehicle parked in the front of a handicapped parking spot and the cart return. At this time Hanstein was close enough to deploy his taser in an attempt to bring the actively resisting Mitchell to a stop. But as he shot at Mitchell, he struck the corner of the parked vehicle, causing him to fall and miss Mitchell with the Taser probes.Hanstein got back up and continued chasing Mitchell who was now headed toward the entrance of Sam’s Club where  several women were attempting to close the doors, and yelling for Mitchell not to enter. Mitchell slammed into the women, causing them to fall backward, and striking them as he made entry.As Hanstein entered the store in pursuit, he observed Mitchell running toward the rear of the store. He was able to cut at an angle toward the middle jewelry counter, closing the distance rapidly. Mitchell observed this and fell to the ground, ultimately surrendering after multiple commands to place his hands behind his back.Officers were also advised that the other suspect had jumped back over the wall. He was later identified as 23-year-old Sedrick Lamar Hamilton.That arrest went a little easier.Dispatchers had advised the second suspect (Hamilton) had scaled the wall back into the subdivision. Upon hearing this, McKinley took up a perimeter position at Lake Pleasant Road and U.S. 441. While at this location, at approximately 10:52 AM, McKinley observed a black male walking across the parking lot of the Pentecostals of Apopka church located at 1427 S. Lake Pleasant Road.The black male, wearing a grey t-shirt and red shorts, appeared to be talking on the phone to someone as he walked towards the intersection of Lake Pleasant Road and U.S. 441. McKinley asked over the radio if the second black male was wearing a grey t-shirt and red shorts and was advised that it matched the description of the second male. As Hamilton walked through the parking lot, McKinley exited his unmarked police vehicle and approached the subject, wearing an APD uniform. McKinley apprehended Hamilton, still on his cell phone, without incident.18 minutes after the 9-1-1 call, both suspects had been arrested and transported to APD Headquarters. Now that is scary stuff! To be a lady at home, see a strange vehicle in your driveway, hear knocking on your door, see someone jump the fence and to hear glass breaking, ……OMG! So glad they were caught by the APD officers! The women at the storefront getting knocked down backwards on cement……. that in itself could have been fatal from head injuries! Hope everyone involved is ok. Two less thugs to worry about around this town! Great job Chief McKinney, Lieutenant Hanstein, and other APD officers! These thugs don’t care about anybody, and I hope they are put away, as they are a menace to society! 2 COMMENTScenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! My apologies Chief McKinley, I got your last name wrong again, in the above posting. I always have a hard time with getting your last name correct, I don’t know why. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Mama Mia August 19, 2016 at 11:23 am Mama Mia You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Barnstorming Pierre Spies run sets up Bismarck du Plessis try

first_imgMonday Mar 28, 2016 Barnstorming Pierre Spies run sets up Bismarck du Plessis try Montpellier moved up to third on the Top 14 table following a 45-21 victory over Agen on Saturday. Former Springbok number eight Pierre Spies had the run of the match, setting up a try for fellow South African Bismarck du Plessis with this powerful charge.Du Plessis, who moved to Monpellier with his brother after the World Cup, actually scored two tries on the day, while Spies himself also scored in the bonus point win.Last week Spies was also provider for the robust hooker with a neat lineout variation, but this week it was the kind of run that garnered him international attention many years back, showing his raw pace and formidable power with ball in hand.Capped over 50 times, Spies’ Springbok career fizzled out following long term injury and lack of form. He was unwanted at the Bulls last year, so when Jake White’s Montpellier called, he made the move and now appears to be finding his feet again, showing glimpses of that potential everyone always knew a physical specimen such as himself possesses.While Agen were within ten points with five minutes to play, two quick tries from Montpellier, including a second for winger Timoci Nagusa, stretched the scoreline and made it a more than comfortable victory in the end.You can view the highlights wrap on page two, and the Du Plessis try belowADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Great Tries Related Articles 26 WEEKS AGO Incredible athleticism for sensational try… 26 WEEKS AGO ARCHIVE: Suntory score amazing try to upset… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: All 12 tries from EPIC Bristol-Clermont… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Kidnappers release head of Universal TV

first_img June 8, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Kidnappers release head of Universal TV Follow the news on Somalia SomaliaAfrica Organisation to go further Receive email alerts News Radio reporter gunned on city street in central Somalia SomaliaAfrica March 2, 2021 Find out more RSF_en center_img News News News Reporters Without Borders has learned of the release yesterday by his captors of Ibrahim Mohamed Ali, the director of privately owned Universal TV. News that he had been set free was relayed by its partner organisation, The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ).Four armed and hooded men abducted the journalist five days earlier on the road between Afgoye and Mogadishu. —————–03.06.2009 – Alarm at TV station director’s abduction near MogadishuReporters Without Borders is extremely worried by Universal TV director Ibrahim Mohamed Ali’s abduction yesterday as he was returning from Afgoye, 30 km north of Mogadishu. Universal TV is a privately-owned Somali television station based in London.“This kidnapping comes just a few days after a journalist was killed while covering the fighting between government forces and Islamist militias in the centre of Mogadishu and highlights the scale of the dangers to which media workers are exposed in Somalia,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We are very concerned about Ali and we hope he is freed without delay.”The Djibouti-based independent Somali news agency SOMINA reported that that Ali, also known as “Jeckey,” was kidnapped by four masked gunmen who stopped his car as he was returning to Mogadishu from Afgoye yesterday afternoon. The gunmen said they had been looking for Ali and did not abduct the technician, Abdirisak Mohamud Jimale, who was accompanying him.Canadian reporter Amanda Lindhout and Australian photographer Nigel Brennan were kidnapped in similar circumstances on 23 August 2008. Their Somali fixer and driver were also abducted but were freed on 15 January. Lindhout and Brennan are still being held hostage in Mogadishu.Kidnappings of journalists and humanitarian aid workers have become quite common in Somalia, which is the deadliest country in Africa for the news media and is ranked 153rd out of 173 countries in the 2008 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. RSF and NUSOJ call for release of a journalist held in Somalia’s Puntland region February 24, 2021 Find out more RSF requests urgent adoption of moratorium on arrests of journalists Help by sharing this information January 8, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Reporter still held a day after raid on news conference

first_img Congolese reporter wounded by gunshot while covering protest in Goma Help by sharing this information Reporter jailed in DRC for allegedly defaming parliamentarian Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica News February 18, 2021 Find out more to go further RSF_en February 24, 2021 Find out more Newscenter_img News News March 16, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporter still held a day after raid on news conference Receive email alerts Journalist arrested on provincial governor’s orders Organisation Journalist in Danger (JED) and Reporters Without Borders call for the immediate release of Erick Izami, a reporter for privately-owned TV station Antenne A, who has been held illegally by the National Intelligence Agency (ANR) since his arrest while covering a news conference yesterday afternoon in Kinshasa.Four other reporters – Agence France-Presse photographer Federico Scoppa, two BBC journalists and a woman reporter for Belgian radio and TV broadcaster RTBF ¬– were arrested at the time but were released after being held for a few hours at ANR headquarters. Their phones were confiscated.They were all covering a news conference that Congolese human rights activists gave together with colleagues from Senegal and Burkina Faso to discuss “committed citizen action” and peaceful demonstrations, and to launch a new group called Filimbi (Whistle-blows).“We condemn these abrupt arrests and the way that intelligence officials carried out this raid with the aim of preventing journalists from doing their work,” JED and Reporters Without Borders said.“Arresting reporters in the course of their work is a flagrant violation of freedom of information. At the same time, preventing debate and dialogue about new forms of civil society activism is an unacceptable act of censorship at a time when the Democratic Republic of Congo should be doing everything possible to prepare for the coming democratic elections. This arbitrary and authoritarian behaviour shows that any possibility of a public debate scares the government.”JED and Reporters Without Borders added: “We urge the ANR leadership and government officials responsible for security and the media to release Izami immediately and unconditionally, and to stop trying to intimidate the country’s media.”Many of the news conference organizers were also arrested. They included dozens of Congolese members of the new Filimbi movement, as well as Oscibi Johann of Burkina Faso’s “Balais Citoyen” movement and Fadel Barro, the coordinator of Senegal’s “Y en a Marre” movement.“Balais Citoyen” and “Y en a Marre” have helped to implement political transitions in Burkina Faso and Senegal.Government spokesman Lambert Mende told the BBC that the detained news conference participants were “military instructors who were preparing an insurrection.”The DRC government has repeatedly resorted to censorship and attempts to intimidate the media in recent months. Check the DRC page of the Reporters Without Borders website for details about these violations of the right to information. Follow the news on Democratic Republic of Congo February 16, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Pringle welcomes commitment cuts in NowDoc will not be implemented but still has doubts

first_imgThe HSE has claimed it never sanctioned a cut in the NowDoc services in Donegal but the TD who made the claims doesn’t not believe that is the case.There was public outrage at the revelations from Deputy Thomas Pringle that from June 15th there would be no NowDoc service from the Derrybeg and Carndonagh centres from midnight to 9am Monday to Thursday.The HSE told a meeting of Donegal’s Oireachtas members yesterday that this was not the case.But Deputy Pringle doubts this, but has welcomed a commitment that the cuts will not be implemented:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released WhatsApp Google+ Pringle welcomes commitment cuts in NowDoc will not be implemented but still has doubts Twitter Facebook Pinterest Facebook Pinterest Google+center_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter Previous articleRugby World Cup to visit Donegal TownNext articleDerry man dies nine years after sectarian attack admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry By admin – June 6, 2015 HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers last_img read more