Regions: UK & Ireland FanDuel founders launch legal action 15th August 2018 | By contenteditor Email Address Four of FanDuel’s founders have launched legal action in a Scottish civil court after claiming that the daily fantasy sports operator was undervalued when it was acquired by Paddy Power Betfair.Paddy Power Betfair acquired FanDuel in May in a deal that valued the firm at $465m (£367m/€411m). The bookmaker has since combined FanDuel with its Betfair US business to create a larger company that now focuses on sports betting, as well as FanDuel’s existing DFS offering.However, the complainants, led by former FanDuel chief executive Nigel Eccles (pictured), have claimed that the valuation did not take into account the potential impact of sports betting on the company.In the weeks leading up to the deal, the Supreme Court opted to overturn PASPA, thus allowing all states across the US to pass laws to regulate sports betting.The lawsuit argues that FanDuel’s stock valuation was not recalculated until the deal was closed, while Paddy Power Betfair’s jumped 28% in the two weeks after the Supreme Court ruling.The main issue lies within the terms of the deal, under which some of the early investors in FanDuel were guaranteed windfalls, while those who held non-preferred shares – including the complainants – were not.Alongside Eccles, who stepped down as CEO in November, the petitioners include Lesley Eccles, Tom Griffiths and Rob Jones.“Having elected to so utilise the ‘waterfall’ provisions, the board was then required to pick a price on which to base the conversion,” the lawsuit stated.“The board of FanDuel considered whether the US Supreme Court ruling and its impact upon the market value of FanDuel should cause the company to be revalued. It has chosen not to do so. The board of FanDuel elected to use the valuation obtained prior to the US Supreme Court ruling, without seeking any current and sound valuation of the company.”The petition added: “The board of directors, which is de facto controlled by institutional investors, who stand to benefit from the purported share transaction as a result of their large holdings of preferential shares, has acted unfairly and has caused prejudice to the petitioners.“The decision of the board (whose interests are aligned with preference shareholders), not to seek and act upon a new market valuation in the face of a material event, which is likely to have significantly increased the market valuation of FanDuel, is a breach of its fiduciary duties.”A FanDuel spokesperson told Recode that the petition is “simply not rooted in facts or reality”.The spokesperson added: “In preparation for this deal, an exhaustive process was undertaken with the anticipation of PASPA’s likely repeal. The deal was consummated consistent with the corporate governance rules and cap table established under the former founders’ leadership.“The facts are that this was a sound business transaction that achieved the highest valuation possible for shareholders and was the right strategic move for the company’s future.”News of the lawsuit comes after it was revealed that FanDuel was New Jersey’s No.1 sportsbook during the debut month of regulated sports betting in the state.FanDuel only went live with its bricks-and-mortar sportsbook at Meadowlands Racetrack on July 14, but was the most popular venue, with its $1.36m making up around a third of total $3.8m gaming revenue. Quartet seek $120m in compensation following Paddy Power Betfair takeover Legal & compliance Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Legal & compliance Sports betting AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter
Express Limited (XPRS.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the half year.For more information about Express Limited (XPRS.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Express Limited (XPRS.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Express Limited (XPRS.ke) 2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileExpress Limited is a transport and logistics company in Kenya which offers services for goods clearing and forwarding and warehousing. The company transports goods to the major towns and cities in Kenya and depots in South Sudan, North Sudan, Ethiopia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and the DRC. Express Limited operates a diverse fleet comprising trucks, small vans, trailers, low loaders, side loaders, cladded stainless steel tankers and forklifts. The company offers value-added services for its clients which includes handing customs documentation for imports and exports; coordinating pick-ups, clearing and door-to-door deliveries; pre-shipment inspections; warehouse logistics, and storing, cleaning and repairing empty containers. A division of Express Limited manages its investments in real estate. Express Kenya is a subsidiary of Etcoville Holdings Limited and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Express Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange
Visit her Charitable Giving Survey. 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Howard Lake | 10 January 2002 | News Charitable giving questionnaire Rebecca Rux-Burton is conducting research at Oxford University into the motivations behind giving to charities, comparing third world charities and educational institutions, on the basis of income per ask whether by mailshot or telephone.Rebecca Rux-Burton is conducting research at Oxford University into the motivations behind giving to charities, comparing third world charities and educational institutions, on the basis of income per ask whether by mailshot or telephone. She plans to take into account the giving rate and the average gift.She is asking people at third world and educational charities to complete a short Web-based survey to help her in her research. Advertisement 13 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3
Sandara Kelso-Robb is new NI philanthropy CEO 260 total views, 4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 259 total views, 3 views today Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Management Northern Ireland Recruitment / people Philanthropy promotion organisation Giving NI has appointed Sandara Kelso-Robb as its new chief executive.Kelso-Robb takes up her new position following 14 years as Executive Director of the Halifax Foundation for Northern Ireland. Previously she worked with a range of voluntary sector organisations, mostly in fundraising roles.She was also instrumental in founding Giving NI which was supported initially by Atlantic Philanthropies and the Lloyds Foundation. She has a keen interest in the theory and practice of giving, having completed a MSc in Executive Leadership. Her degree dissertation was entitled ‘The development of infrastructure to support philanthropy in Northern Ireland.’Sandara Kelso-Robb at the renaming of the Halifax Foundation NIKelso-Robb also co-founded N Ireland’s first Giving Circle and plays a key role in championing philanthropy to other potential donors via publications, speaking engagements and promotional opportunities. She was an ambassador for the Give More Campaign and volunteers in a wide range of philanthropy education initiatives. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Howard Lake | 20 January 2017 | News Advertisement 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.
Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes News News China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison RSF_en Receive email alerts ChinaAsia – Pacific June 2, 2021 Find out more April 27, 2021 Find out more Organisation China’s Cyber Censorship Figures to go further Reporters Without Borders deplores the blocking of video-sharing website YouTube (http://www.youtube.com) in China since 23 March because of content critical of the ruling Communist Party. The foreign ministry’s spokesman said the same day: “Many people have a false impression that the Chinese government fears the Internet. In fact it is just the opposite.”“If the Chinese government is not afraid of the Internet’s influence, why block all the websites that carry criticism of the Communist Party and why create a national filter designed to ‘clean up’ the Internet?” Reporters Without Borders said. “China’s leaders are extremely intolerant of Internet content and its creators.”The press freedom organisation added: “We firmly condemn this blocking, which not only prevents the world’s biggest group of Internet users from accessing certain online content but also constitutes a very negative message regarding online free expression in China.”Google-owned YouTube’s website is inaccessible in most of China’s provinces, Internet users say. When anyone tries to connect, the following message appears: “This page is not available. The Internet page corresponding to the address http://www.youtube.com is not accessible. The site may have changed its address.” Google spokesman Scott Rubin told Reporters Without Borders: ” We are looking into this and working to restore access to YouTube as soon as possible. I can’t confirm the reason for the block, but I do know that the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs held a press conference today in which it confirmed that the government is responsible for the block.”Many videos showing Chinese repression of the Tibetan population were posted on YouTube in the run-up to the 50th anniversary of the Tibetan uprising of 10 March 1959. A popular video called “Cao Ni Ma” (Grass Mud Horse) was also posted at the start of the month that exploited the possibilities of word play and double entendre in Chinese to defy government censorship. It prompted the following ban, which the authorities sent to Internet forums: “It is forbidden to promote any content related to Grass Mud Horse or to misinterpret its content. This video has been elevated to a political level and overseas media have turned it into a story about confrontation between netizens and government.” It was removed from YouTube, which was already blocked from 5 to 7 March. In October 2007, YouTube was also blocked when it launched a Chinese-language version aimed at residents of Taiwan and Hong Kong.The Communist Party exercises a great deal of control over audio and video content on the Internet. Under rules that took effect in January 2008, websites are supposed to obtain prior permission from the authorities before posting audio and video files.Government control is facilitated by the fact that the Chinese public uses the Internet services created by Chinese companies much more than foreign ones. The Chinese search engine Baidu.cn (which carefully filters out “subversive” content), is used for 60 per cent of searches as against 20 per cent for Google and fewer still for Yahoo!.China’s most popular blog platform is Sina, which was the first website to obtain a government licence to post news content. It is subject to a self-discipline pact that was imposed by the Internet Society of China (ISC), an offshoot of the information industry ministry, in August 2007. The pact “encourages” websites to register users before letting them post content online and to keep their personal data. In practice, the courts have the power to close sites.Google’s Chinese-language search engine, Google.cn, has been censored since 2004.Download the 2009 Internet Enemies report to know more about China and the Web. News Help by sharing this information March 25, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Government blocks access to YouTube ChinaAsia – Pacific Follow the news on China March 12, 2021 Find out more News
Previous articleFormer Finance Minister Brian Lenihan passes awayNext articlePresidential hopeful looking for backing of Donegal County Council News Highland Pinterest By News Highland – June 10, 2011 Facebook Pinterest Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton WhatsApp The Head of the Donegal Road Safety Group PARC has expressed concern that gardai will not have the resources to deal with drivers who she believes will mimic those taking part in the Donegal International Rally.Susan Grey has also called on the Rally organisers to ensure that rally cars stick to the route over the course of the event to ensure publicly safety.She has also expressed concern at figures released at a road safety seminar in Donegal which showed that over a 13 year period, 307 were killed on the roads in the county, with 1,184 injured.Ms Grey says the injury figures are very much under-reported:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/rally-susan.mp3[/podcast] Google+ PARC concerned that Donegal Rally will lead to copycat driving WhatsApp Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Twitter Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Newsx Adverts Google+ Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report
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Google+ AudioHomepage BannerNews By News Highland – May 22, 2021 Twitter Twitter Google+ Demonstrations calling for 100% Mica redress scheme taking place in Donegal Facebook Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction WhatsApp Demonstrations calling for 100% redress for Mica affected homeowners will take place today in Buncrana, Letterkenny and Ballina.The organisers say they will be peaceful and Covid compliant.Meanwhile, the Chair of Donegal County Council’s Redress Committee is urging people to continue with applications to the scheme.At a meeting last evening, the Council’s Director of Services, Joe Peoples said people may be reluctant to move to the next stage of the scheme because they believe there is a prospect it may be changed.Cllr Martin McDermott is however, urging people not to delay.The council is considering appointing a liaison officer to meet with affected homeowners and guide them through the application process.Cllr McDermott believes that would be a beneficial move:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/mmcdsatWEB.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Pinterest Harps come back to win in Waterford FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th DL Debate – 24/05/21 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Previous articleCaravan and motorhome users to be surveyed by DCCNext articleAccess code for unlocking HSE systems ‘fraught with risk’ – Reid News Highland
Moodboard/Thinkstock(DAVIE, Fla.) — An alligator warning was issued to residents of a South Florida homeowners association two days before a 47-year-old woman was attacked and killed by an alligator, according to a report.The Isla del Sol Homeowners Association in Plantation reportedly issued the wildlife alert on Wednesday in an email that urged residents to “exercise caution with our families and pets, mindful that alligators, snakes, and other wildlife may be in the area.”The alert was sent out after authorities trapped a 6-foot alligator near a resident’s front door, the South Florida Sun-Sentinal reported.It was not immediately known if Shizuka Matsuki received the email before she went out to walk her two dogs Friday morning at Silver Lakes Rotary Nature Park in Davie near Matsuki’s home.A passerby saw Matsuki’s with her dogs near the shoreline about 9:45 a.m. Friday, police said. A short time later, the passerby called 911 to report seeing Matsuki’s dogs alone and barking, including one that appeared to have been bitten by a gator, according to police.Police and wildlife experts immediately launched a search for Matsuki in the area of water channels and ponds about 25 miles north of Miami and suspected the worst when a large gator was spotted swimming in the area.Gator hunters were dispatched to the scene and captured and killed an alligator measuring 12 feet 6 inches. When the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission performed a necropsy on the reptile, they found Matsuki’s arm, identified by a tattoo, in the gator’s stomach, officials said.Matsuki’s body was discovered just before 10 p.m. Friday at the Silver Lakes Rotary Natural Park pond, said Robert Klepper, spokesman for the commission.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.