W2 latest to waive fees amid Covid-19 pandemic

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Tech & innovation W2 latest to waive fees amid Covid-19 pandemic Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regulatory compliance solutions provider W2 Global Data has become the latest supplier to offer its solutions free of charge to new customers in a bid to help gaming businesses mitigate the impact of novel coronavirus (Covid-19).center_img 23rd March 2020 | By contenteditor Regulatory compliance solutions provider W2 Global Data has become the latest supplier to offer its solutions free of charge to new customers in a bid to help gaming businesses mitigate the impact of novel coronavirus (Covid-19).The supplier aims to help organisations requiring services such as identity verification, address validation, and anti-money laundering data sets ensure business continuity without any initial financial outlay or need for significant technical resources.W2 said it would act as a fall-back should a partner’s main compliance solutions provider experience disruption or outages as a result of the pandemic, ensuring it could continue to meet all relevant regulatory standards wherever it operates.As such it is offering to waive integration fees and up front costs, as well as providing free round-the-clock support and no commitment to process transactions to those that sign up for its services.“While I am trying to avoid the use of the word ‘unprecedented’ as it is being thrown around a lot at the moment, it is true to say that we are in a world of unknown at present and not a single one of us will remain unaffected,” W2 chief executive Warren Russell said.“At W2 we have always taken pride in the way we aim to look after our customers, sometimes we get it wrong, of course we do. But we always try our best.“Despite our best efforts, and those of our peers at this time, it is regretful to say that some of us will not come through this, no matter how hard we try,” Russell said. “If you are a regulated business, you don’t want to be in a position whereby your chosen partner has been unable to continue to serve you – regulation and compliance doesn’t stop and its shame to think it but a small minority will try and take advantage of a perceived weakened infrastructure.”Suppliers including NSoft and esports data specialst Bayes Holding have already announced significant reductions in the cost of their services to help operators mitigate the impact of the pandemic on their businesses. Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Tech & innovationlast_img read more

Niger Insurance Plc (NIGERI.ng) 2014 Annual Report

first_imgNiger Insurance Plc (NIGERI.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2014 annual report.For more information about Niger Insurance Plc (NIGERI.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Niger Insurance Plc (NIGERI.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Niger Insurance Plc (NIGERI.ng)  2014 annual report.Company ProfileNiger Insurance Plc is a life and general insurance company in Nigeria underwriting all classes of insurance. Life insurance products include endowment policies, group life, mortgage protection and term assurances. Non-life insurance products range from aviation hull and liability and fire and special perils to public liability insurance, professional indemnity and workmen compensation insurance. The company also markets products under the brand name Niger Cash, Niger Flexible Investment Assurance, Niger Mutual Halal, Niger Personal Pension and Savings. Founded in 1962 and formerly known as The Niger Insurance Company Limited, the company changed its name to Niger Insurance Plc in 1989. The company has a sound reinsurance treaties with reinsurance companies led by Swiss Re. Niger Insurance Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Niger Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

The Zambia Forestry & Forest Industries Corporation (ZFCO.zm) HY2020 Interim Report

first_imgThe Zambia Forestry & Forest Industries Corporation (ZFCO.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Agri-industrial sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the half year.For more information about The Zambia Forestry & Forest Industries Corporation (ZFCO.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the The Zambia Forestry & Forest Industries Corporation (ZFCO.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: The Zambia Forestry & Forest Industries Corporation (ZFCO.zm)  2020 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileZambia Forestry and Forest Industries Corporation Limited (ZAFFICO) is a State Owned Enterprise (SOE) and a member of the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) Group, which was incorporated under the Companies Act CAP 388 of the Laws of Zambia for the purpose of developing and maintaining of pine and eucalyptus plantations and for the harvesting and commercial processing of timber to supply timber to the local and foreign market. The Corporation was incorporated in September 1982 following the commercialisation of the Industrial Plantations Division of the Forestry Department.last_img read more

Sameer Africa Limited (SAMEER.ke) 2020 Abridged Report

first_imgSameer Africa Limited (SAMEER.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2020 abridged results.For more information about Sameer Africa Limited reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sameer Africa Limited company page on AfricanFinancials.Indicative Share Trading LiquidityThe total indicative share trading liquidity for Sameer Africa Limited (SAMEER.ke) in the past 12 months, as of 3rd May 2021, is US$72.01K (KES7.75M). An average of US$6K (KES645.79K) per month.Sameer Africa Limited Abridged Results DocumentCompany ProfileSameer Africa Limited manufactures and imports tyres and automotive products and sells them through distribution outlets in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi. Products in its range sold under the Yana brand name include passenger textile and steel-belted radials, light truck radial and bias and tyres for trucks, buses, agricultural, industrial and off-road vehicles. Sameer Africa also produce a range of tube and tubeless tyres as well as flaps which are sold under the Bridgestone brand. It services the retail sector, large fleets and government sectors through wholly-owned and branded tyre centres found in the major towns and cities of Kenya. Sameer Africa has interests in property investment and manages a property letting agency. Formerly known as Firestone East Africa (1969), the company changed its name to Sameer Africa Limited in 2005. Sameer Africa Limited is a subsidiary of Sameer Investments Limited. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Sameer Africa Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

New benchmarking service launches for charity sector

first_img Melanie May | 11 January 2018 | News “Benchmarking in the UK sector has been something that we’ve been keen to see up and running for some time. We’re very happy to be partners in Giving Clarity and are confident that it will help our members deliver higher levels of excellent fundraising.”Those interested in participating should contact [email protected]  268 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis81 New benchmarking service launches for charity sector A new benchmarking service for charities has launched to provide fundraisers with configurable comparisons of quantitative and qualitative data.Giving Clarity is a joint venture between Freestyle Marketing and Open Creates and has been launched in partnership with the Institute of Fundraising.  The service will collate data on revenue, expenditure, donor volumes, staffing levels, product performance, staffing and other key metrics in a format that allows charities to make an accurate appraisal of their performance relative to the market.It will also collect qualitative data on strategic direction, attitudes to risk, sector challenges and the impact of current events such as Brexit and GDPR, with its first report due to be delivered at a conference for participants in May this year. The Institute of Fundraising will also showcase findings at its summer Convention, and is offering its members a 10% discount on its cost of £4,950 a year.The launch follows consultation with a number of large UK charities including BHF, CRUK, and Oxfam and aims to help fundraisers improve day-to-day operations and make long-term strategic decisions. It also aims to help Chief Executives and Trustee boards understand how their programmes sit within the market. Giving Clarity is looking for as many charities as possible to sign up, and as well as being invited to a presentation of results participants will receive a comprehensive written report and will also be able manipulate and visualise the data themselves using Tableau Reader.Lucy Edwards, COO at Open Creates, said:“At a difficult time for fundraising, this is a great opportunity for the sector to learn and collaborate. We’re particularly excited about giving participants simple, flexible data visualisation tools that will allow them to compare their performance to both the market in general and to organisations in the same cause area and/or of a similar size.”Daniel Fluskey of the Institute of Fundraising said: Advertisement Tagged with: benchmark datacenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis81  267 total views,  1 views today Editor’s note 1 August 2018Since this was published the product has been renamed ‘Charity Benchmarks’. About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

Mistreatment in jail in the “world’s freest country”

first_img March 18, 2021 Find out more September 24, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Mistreatment in jail in the “world’s freest country” June 9, 2021 Find out more News News to go further After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists One of Iran’s most celebrated journalists Ahmad Zeydabadi, is under continued pressure to make a confession, while Bahaman Ahamadi Amoee remains in jail because his file has supposedly been “lost”. Said Matinpour who has respiratory problems is getting no medical attention. News IranMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en News Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders warned today that the lives of several imprisoned Iranian journalists are in danger and called for a UN investigation into the country’s jails.center_img Organisation Receive email alerts Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 IranMiddle East – North Africa While Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, constantly claim that Iran is the “world’s freest country”, imprisoned Iranian journalists are continuing to suffer mistreatment and even torture, the worldwide press freedom organisation said. Ahmad Zeydabadi who was arrested on 14 June, has spent 35 days “in a cell that is like a tomb”. His family has said that the journalist is being kept under pressure to publicly apologise and to ask for a pardon from the Supreme Leader. Follow the news on Iran Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists The journalist sent an open letter to Khamenei in 2007 in which he asked, “Why are we not allowed to criticise the action of the Supreme Leader?” His wife, Mahdieh Mohammadi, has said that on her last visit, he had told her he was still in solitary confinement and that his interrogators had beaten him to get him to write a letter of apology to the Ayatollah Khamenei. “They had even told him that they had been given permission to do what they liked with him”, his distressed wife said. Said Matinpour, a journalist on the Azeri-language weekly Yarpagh, has respiratory problems as a result of a lung infection. His wife, who had a call from her husband on 20 September, said “he was coughing so much he was unable to speak”. The authorities rejected an appeal from his lawyer for him to be allowed medical attention. Matinpour was arrested on 11 July after being summoned to the 15th chamber of the Tehran Revolutionary Court. A month earlier he was sentenced to eight years in prison for “having dealings with foreigners” and for “publicity against the regime”. He has multiple heath problems following a previous stay in prison from May 2007 to February 2008. Bahaman Ahamadi Amoee is still being held in solitary confinement in section 209 of Evin prison, his lawyer, Fraideh Ghirat said. He is still being put under pressure despite a bail application made since his arrest. “My client’s file has been lost, which is a worrying sign”, he said. “I have never seen such a thing before in my career. Interrogation can continue if a file is substantial or is incomplete. But while they told me that the interrogation of my client had been completed, it appears that there was no longer a file”. Ahamadi Amoee, a contributor to several pro-reformist publications, was arrested at his home on 20 June, along with his wife, Jila Baniyaghoob. She was released on 19 August, after paying bail of 100 million tomans (90,000 euros). Shiva Nazar Ahari, a blogger on Azadizan, a women’s liberation website http://azadiezan.blogspot.com/, was released yesterday after three months in custody, after posting bail of 200 million tomans (180,000 euros). She is still awaiting trial. “The UN must at all costs send an investigation team to visit the prisons, particularly Evin. The lives of several journalists are in danger”. “Journalists held in prison in Iran are deprived of their most basic rights and have no protection at all. Their lawyers and families are threatened. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad must account for the situation inside Iranian prisons since 12 June 2009, particularly in view of reports from journalists who have been subjected to torture and mistreatment”, the worldwide press freedom organisation said. February 25, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Donegal road project wish list being presented to TII

first_img Harps come back to win in Waterford FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 WhatsApp A delegation of Donegal County Councillors is meeting with Transport Infrastructure Ireland today in a bid to obtain more funding for road projects in the county.There are various projects on the Donegal wish list, including calls for money to be allocated for upgraded works on the N56 between Doonwell and Drumbrick at Termon so it can proceed to design stage.The presentation compiled by local elected representatives has been described as extensive yet impressive.Cllr John O’ Donnell is confident that the TII will serious consideration to their requests:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/johnfgdfgdfgdfod1pm-2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Twitter Donegal road project wish list being presented to TII Pinterest Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Pinterest Google+ Facebook Twitter By News Highland – November 1, 2018 Previous article18 Donegal land parcels currently owned by vulture fundsNext articleNew car registrations in Donegal down 12% News Highland Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNewslast_img read more

Pilot Scheme for Vernacular Structures to be rolled out in 2021

first_imgHomepage BannerNews DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest A Pilot Scheme for Vernacular Structures is being rolled out in 2021 under which eligible owners in Donegal can apply for grants of up to €10,000.The Scheme will focus primarily on the conservation and enhancement of historic structures and buildings for the benefit of communities and the public.The Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage is rolling out a pilot stream for Vernacular Structures next year.Heritage Historic Structures Fund recognises that Ireland’s historic buildings and structures combine to provide us with a valuable and unique built environment.Grants of between €5,000 and €10,000 are available.Many of the buildings are in great need of investment to ensure their preservation and continued use so that they remain a living part of history and community life into the future and the scheme will focus primarily on the conservation and enhancement of historic structures and buildings for the benefit of communities and the public.The closing date for applications is 4pm Monday 25th January. Facebook Google+ WhatsApp WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Twitter Google+center_img Pilot Scheme for Vernacular Structures to be rolled out in 2021 Previous articleMain Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday December 29thNext articleCllr hits out over possible reintroduction of water charges News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Facebook Harps come back to win in Waterford News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic By News Highland – December 30, 2020 last_img read more

DOJ accuses Yale of discriminating against Asian American, white applicants

first_imgsshepard/iStockBy ALEXANDER MALLIN and MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — The Department of Justice has accused Yale University of illegally discriminating against Asian American and white applicants.A two-year civil rights investigation, in response to a complaint by Asian American groups, found that race was a factor in hundreds of admissions decisions each year, officials said. It also found Asian American and white applicants have one-tenth to one-fourth the likelihood of admission as African American applicants with similar credentials.In a letter sent to the university’s attorneys, Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband, who heads the DOJ’s civil rights division, said that the department has “determined that Yale violated, and is continuing to violate, Title VI.” Title VI of the 1965 Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color or national origin in programs that receive federal financial assistance. The Supreme Court has ruled that colleges that receive federal funds can consider an applicants’ race, along with other factors, but Yale’s use of race “is anything but limited,” the DOJ said.“Yale’s use of race at multiple steps of its admissions process results in a multiplied effect of race on an applicant’s likelihood of admission,” Dreiband said in the letter.In a statement, Yale said it “categorically denies” the DOJ’s allegation of discrimination, and called the investigation “meritless” and “hasty.”“At Yale, we look at the whole person when selecting whom to admit among the many thousands of highly qualified applicants,” the statement said, adding that the Ivy League school takes into account factors such as their “academic achievement, interests, demonstrated leadership, background, success in taking maximum advantage of their secondary school and community resources, and the likelihood that they will contribute to the Yale community and the world.”Yale said that it has been complying with the DOJ’s investigation and had not yet provided all the information the department had requested. “Had the Department fully received and fairly weighed this information, it would have concluded that Yale’s practices absolutely comply with decades of Supreme Court precedent,” the statement said.In its letter, the DOJ demanded that Yale stop using race or national origin in its upcoming 2020-2021 admissions cycle. The university could also choose to submit a plan to the DOJ that does consider race or national origin that is “narrowly tailored as required by law,” including a date to stop using race in its admissions process. The letter gives Yale until Aug. 27 to comply with the DOJ’s demands or risk facing a federal lawsuit.Yale said it does not plan to change its admissions process.“We are proud of Yale’s admissions practices, and we will not change them on the basis of such a meritless, hasty accusation,” the university said in its statement.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Zoopla sees mobile traffic soar

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Zoopla sees mobile traffic soar previous nextAgencies & PeopleZoopla sees mobile traffic soarZPG reports that mobile traffic is up 40%, while Rightmove has launched a share incentive plan for its members of staff.PROPERTYdrum10th March 20150565 Views Zoopla Property Group (ZPG) reports that its mobile traffic is up by over 40 per cent so far this year compared with the corresponding period last year as more consumers than ever use the Group’s services to search for properties while on the move.ZPG claims to have delivered a record 45,000 enquiries during the first two months of the year from prospective vendors requesting appraisals to ZPG member agents, supported in part by its appraisal tool which allows homeowners to contact local agents to arrange a valuation of their home.Lawrence Hall (left) of Zoopla Property Group said, “We’re delighted to see that the various product improvements and innovations we are making continue to result in record levels of engagement with our tool sand leads and instructions for our members, reinforcing the exceptional value that we provide.”Rightmove is another portal that has enjoyed growth in web visitors, supported by higher levels of mobile traffic.Over 100 million people visited the Rightmove site in January, a record month for the property portal, helping to boost profits.The company reported that it made an average of £684 per month from each estate agent branch that uses the service, up 13 per cent year-on-year. This raised its total turnover 19 per cent to £167 million.Buoyed by surging profits, a stable level of property listings and record high visitors to its website, Rightmove has launched a share incentive plan for its employees with an award of 100 free shares to all qualifying employees in January 2015, its annual report revealed.It has also boosted engagement in benefits by achieving 91 per cent membership of its pension scheme while 94 per cent of respondents to its annual survey said Rightmove was a great place to work.Rightmove said the SIP was a “thank you” for all the hard work and dedication shown by members of staff in recent years.Rightmove, which operates a number of incentive options for employees including its sharesave plan, spent £0.9m on purchasing the shares to fund the SIP. The Rightmove Employees’ Share Trust purchased 38,300 shares for transfer to the SIP in January.mobile traffic employee incentives web traffic Zoopla March 10, 2015The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles 40% of tenants planning a move now that Covid has eased says Nationwide3rd May 2021 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicensed rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021last_img read more