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27th May 2020 | By contenteditor Topics: Casino & games Tech & innovation Scientific Games has launched a new range of contactless gaming solutions, with the aim of helping gambling venues around the world to reopen safely after the temporary shutdown due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.Some gambling facilities have already reopened after a period of closure, while others are in the process of implementing new measures to safely recommence activities.Scientific Games said it can assist with this process, providing new tools such as the Unified Wallet. This is a cashless solution that allows players to instantly access funds to play slots and tables via an app on their mobile device, without needing to physically withdraw cash.The supplier has also released the Social Distancing Module, which it said provides three features for casinos: Dynamic Distancing, EGM Scheduler and Resort and Game Reserve. These features, it said, provide will help casinos to adhere to new safety measures required by public health and gaming officials.Read the full story on iGB North America. Scientific Games rolls out contactless gaming solutions Scientific Games has launched a new range of contactless gaming solutions, with the aim of helping gambling venues around the world to reopen safely after the temporary shutdown due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Casino & games AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address
Meikles Limited (MEIK.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2014 abridged results.For more information about Meikles Limited (MEIK.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Meikles Limited (MEIK.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Meikles Limited (MEIK.zw) 2014 abridged results.Company ProfileMeikles Limited is an established 100-year old company in Zimbabwe primarily invested in the agriculture, hotels and retail sector. The company operates six business segments; hospitality, retail stores which include department stores, supermarkets and wholesalers, and agricultural, financial services and security. Its well-known brands include the Meikles Hotel, Victoria Falls Hotel, TM Supermarkets, Meikles Stores and Tanganda Tea which produces, packs and distributes Zimbabwe’s famous tea brand aswell as Tinga Mira, a bottled spring water brand. Tanganda Tea Company also owns estates that produce avocados and macadamia nuts. Meikles Limited has department stores in three major cities in Zimbabwe which includes Barbours department store in Harare; and has a national footprint with 50 retail stores in towns and cities throughout Zimbabwe. Meikles Limited recently expanded into the mining and guarding sector and owns Meikles Centar Mining and Meikles Guard Services (Private) Limited in Zimbabwe. Meikles Financial Services offers mobile financial solutions and bill payment services to the retail and commercial sector in Zimbabwe; under the brand name My Cash. Meikles Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange
National Microfinance Bank Plc (NMB.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the half year.For more information about National Microfinance Bank Plc (NMB.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the National Microfinance Bank Plc (NMB.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: National Microfinance Bank Plc (NMB.tz) 2015 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileNational Microfinance Bank Plc (NMB) is a commercial bank in Tanzania offering financial solutions for individuals, small-to-medium-sized businesses and large corporations. NMB operates in several segments; wholesale banking, retail banking, agribusiness and treasury. Its product offering ranges from current and savings accounts to time deposits to fixed deposits, and Kilimo, Chap and Chipukizi accounts. NMB also offers loans to entrepreneurs, bank guarantees, and export and import financing, supply chain financing and letters of credit. Other services include forex, cash exchange, institutional and transactional banking, and payment and collection services. NMB has an extensive network of branches and ATMs in the major towns and cities of Tanzania. National Microfinance Bank Plc is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange
NBS Bank Limited (NBS.mw) listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the forth quarter.For more information about NBS Bank Limited (NBS.mw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the NBS Bank Limited (NBS.mw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: NBS Bank Limited (NBS.mw) 2020 interim results for the forth quarter.Company ProfileNBS Bank Limited is a leading commercial bank in Malawi; providing corporate and retail banking solutions, and treasury managements products and services. The company was established in 1964 when Central Africa Building Society, Commonwealth Century Building Society and First Permanent Building Society merged to form New Building Society (NBS). The financial institution became a commercial bank in 2004 after it was issued a banking license by the Reserve Bank of Malawi. NBS Bank is a subsidiary of NICO Holdings Limited. In addition to general banking products and services for the corporate and private sector, NBS Bank provides solutions for international trade, SME loans, asset finance and mortgage loans and short- and long-term insurance products. NBS has a national network of 37 service centres, with its head office based in Blantyre, Malawi. NBS Bank is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange
Barclay hopes the many Kiwis with Scottish connections will turn out to support Andy Robinson’s side as they battle with England, Argentina, Georgia and Romania for the two quarter-final spots from Pool B. “As a bare minimum our aim would be to get into the quarter-finals and then re-evaluate the situation,” he says.First Scotland have two warm-up games at Murrayfield, against Ireland on 6 August and Italy on 20 August. As one of the players Robinson withdrew from club rugby in April and May to help their World Cup preparations, Barclay is itching to play again.“It was exciting just to get back into contact work in training during July,” he says. “Warm-up games are billed as friendlies but when people have been training in the gym for a couple of months and then get out onto a pitch it can be pretty brutal! Every team will want to win and players will want to put their hand up for selection.”So as well as opponents, Barclay’s rivals within the Scotland squad had better be on their guard.This article appeared in the September 2011 issue of Rugby World Magazine.Find a newsagent that sells Rugby World in the UK Barclay challenging the Irish defenceHow did you spend your 25th birthday? Did you have a party, or a fun day out, or maybe you just went to the pub? I’m sure I did. John Barclay won’t be making merry. Instead, he hopes to be preparing for one of the biggest games of his life as he hits the quarter-century on 24 September – the day before Scotland meet Argentina in the World Cup. But having a birthday overshadowed by a rugby match is nothing new to the openside. Indeed, his 21st birthday fell the day after his Test debut for Scotland, during the last World Cup, so he was more concerned about recovering from the 40-0 defeat by the All Blacks than blowing out his candles. And if Scotland can beat Argentina next month it will set them on course for a place in the World Cup quarter-finals, and who could ask for a better present than that?Barclay’s plans for his birthday pan out like this: “There will be a captain’s run and then you have to relax for most of the day, just chilling out with your feet up,” he says. “I like to wander out for a coffee with some of the lads. There won’t be too many beers!”When Scotland’s squad for the 2007 World Cup was named, Barclay was the only uncapped player. An outstanding age-group flanker who had been training with the national squad since just before his 18th birthday, he was delighted to be included, but had mixed feelings after the tournament.“It was incredible to experience a World Cup, especially in France where they really embraced the tournament and the crowds were great for every game,” he says. “Yet I ended up feeling frustrated because I was away for a long time and only played one game. People forget how long you spend preparing for a World Cup too. We had a countdown clock on the wall of the gym and when I first went in there I think it was two months to go before the tournament. But I had to remember I was lucky to be in that position and there were other players who were desperate to be where I was.”Ally Hogg was the first-choice openside back then but Barclay got a start when the then Scotland coach, Frank Hadden, controversially rested many front-line players for a pool game against the All Blacks, preferring to concentrate on beating Italy to secure the runners-up spot in the pool. “There were mixed emotions for my first cap because it was great to get it but we were beaten by 40 points,” says Barclay. “The papers were saying it was disgraceful to put out such a side against the All Blacks. I was disappointed that the Italy game seemed like the be-all and end-all of our tournament. We were so focused on beating Italy that we then missed a chance to win the quarter-final.”Barclay has come a long, long way since then. He has started every Scotland Test since the end of November 2009 and put in Man of the Match-winning performances against Argentina last summer and South Africa last November. “It certainly seems like a long time ago that I got my first cap,” he says. “I’ve matured and I’d be disappointed if I wasn’t a far better player now. Physically I’m in a lot better shape. The way rugby is played has changed too, with the new law interpretations.”This will not be Barclay’s first trip to New Zealand, as he spent a few months there in 2005 on a Scottish scholarship programme, playing with the Marist St Pats club in Wellington and the Wellington Academy. “The trip was a real eye-opener to what a huge deal rugby is over there,” he says. “I was there when the Lions were there and 24 hours a day, seven days a week, all anyone was talking about in the pubs and shops was rugby. The adverts on the cereal packets all have rugby players in them. They are real superstars. Playing club rugby and being involved in the Wellington Academy I could see the numbers they have, and the quality they have in reserve is frightening at times.“It’s a rugby-crazy country so if I get the chance to be in that environment again and go back four years after winning my first cap against New Zealand, that would be an incredible experience.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Or perhaps you’d like a digital version of the magazine delivered direct to your PC, MAC or Ipad? If so click here. For Back Issues Contact John Denton Services at 01733-385-170 visit
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Howard Lake | 11 January 2008 | News Northern Bank in Northern Ireland has donated over £140,000 to its charity partner for 2007, Macmillan Cancer Support. The money was raised over the last year by the staff, with matching support from the company.The money will go to a financial advice service for people affected by cancer attending the Royal Group of hospitals. Macmillan research has shown that the financial costs associated with a cancer diagnosis can have an enormous impact on the lives of those affected.Katherine James, Regional General Manager, Northern Bank said: “This the first time that our annual charity partner programme relates directly to managing finances. Northern Bank employees chose Macmillan on the strength of this project and have really got behind it. The result is that staff and customers have raised our highest ever total.”Heather Monteverde, General Manager for Macmillan Cancer Support Northern Ireland added: “We had hoped that our partnership with Northern Bank would raise £80,000 this year, but thanks to the enthusiasm of Northern Bank staff and customers we have far exceeded our expectations.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Northern Bank raises £140,000 for charity 18 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
March 3, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on India RSF demands release of detained Indian journalist Siddique Kappan, hospitalised with Covid-19 Organisation to go further Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières) protested today against the arrest of a reporter working for the Tamil-language biweekly Nakkheeran, in what is a renewed attempt by the authorities in the south-eastern state of Tamil Nadu to implicate the staff of this independent newspaper in a murder allegedly committed by the well-known local bandit Veerappan.The reporter, who is known only by the name Subramaniyam, was abducted by Tamil Nadu police in Thiruvananthapuram (the capital of the neighbouring state of Kerala) on 6 February while he was in a car with his wife and son. The police handcuffed and blindfolded him, and beat him.His family immediately reported the kidnapping and gave the licence number of the car being used by the Tamil Nadu police. They were stopped at a Kerala police checkpoint, but were able to continue thanks to the intervention of a Tamil Nadu officer. Kerala police officers complained of “illegal practices” by their colleagues.The Tamil Nadu police told Subramaniyam he was accused of involvement in a murder blamed on the bandit known as Veerappan, who has been wanted by the authorities for years. The police apparently tapped Subramaniyam phone calls and were able to locate him in Kerala by following his wife.He was brought before a judge in Erode, in the west of Tamil Nadu, on 7 February. The judge ordered him placed in custody until 20 February while police continue their investigation. He was put in Coimbatore prison.The police said a warrant was issued for Subramaniyam’s arrest more than a year ago. His wife and colleagues fear that he could be tortured to make him confess to being linked to the bandit Veerappan or to make him sign a statement implicating Nakkheeran editor, R. R. Gopal.The authorities have been harassing Gopal and his staff for two years and Reporters Without Borders is concerned that Subramaniyam’s arrest may herald a new offensive. The organisation called on Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Selvi J. Jayalalithaa to have Subramaniyam released immediately and the charges dropped.Gopal has a half dozen cases pending against him and he was detained for several months last year for alleged implication in two murders attributed to Veerappan. Nakkheeran is well-known for revealing scandals implicating Jayalalithaa’s first administration in the early 1990s. IndiaAsia – Pacific News News IndiaAsia – Pacific February 10, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Tamil Nadu police arrest Nakkheeran reporter Receive email alerts RSF_en News News June 10, 2021 Find out more April 27, 2021 Find out more India: RSF denounces “systemic repression” of Manipur’s media In rural India, journalists face choice between covering pandemic and survival Help by sharing this information
Share 1Save Home / Daily Dose / Tracking Possible Housing Bubbles Previous: Most and Least Affordable Counties Next: Foreclosure Relief in the Cards for New Jersey? Tracking Possible Housing Bubbles in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News The UBS Chief Investment Office’s Global Real Estate Bubble Index 2019 measures the latest property prices and cost of living in global cities. Putting the housing market into long-term perspective, the Index is designed to track the risk of property price bubbles in global cities.The Index measures global indicators, but in the U.S., Index scores have not risen in any of the US cities in the study for the first time since 2011. New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles are all measured as overvalued, but according to UBS, the variation in valuations among cities reflects their relative economic strength over the last couple of years. For example, strong employment and income growth over the last decade have underpinned price increases in California.Affordability issues, trade tensions and diminishing foreign demand have capped price growth in San Francisco and Los Angeles for now. Boston’s housing market benefited from its good affordability and economic appeal for businesses and high income earners. The local housing market is still in fair-valued territory. Weakening support from the financial industry and an unfavorable tax treatment have led valuations to decline in New York. Chicago continues to lag far behind given its increasing fiscal challenges.San Francisco is one of the most overvalued cities in the country, with an index level of 1.15. UBS notes that real prices increased by 85% between 2012 and 2018 in the city, fueled by booming technology companies and a large amount of IPO money making its way into real estate.“The weakness in the Bay Area’s housing market is exacerbated by diminishing foreign demand and the historic low affordability for the working middle class,” UBS states. “With the highest number of housing permits since the late 1980s, the supply shortage may start to ease and potentially accelerate the price correction.” Sign up for DS News Daily Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Bubble HOUSING Prices Value Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. October 1, 2019 1,477 Views Bubble HOUSING Prices Value 2019-10-01 Seth Welborn Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe