500.com to acquire majority stake in Loto Interactive

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Cryptocurrency mining is an area that 500.com recently entered following the appointment of Xianfeng Yang, who previously oversaw Loto Interactive’s data centres, as its new chief executive earlier this month. 500.com then acquired a number of Bitcoin mining machines, worth around £10.7m, from unnamed US sellers. Tags: 500.com Loto Interactive The remaining interests in Ganzi Changhe will be acquired from two sellers for a total consideration of around CNY88.2m (£10.0m/€11.3m/$13.7m). Loto Interactive currently owns 51% of the equity interests in the business, and upon completion of the transactions will own 100% of its equity interests. Chinese lottery provider 500.com has entered into a share subscription agreement to acquire approximately 169m new shares of solutions business Loto Interactive, bringing its stake from 33.7% to around 54.2%. 29th January 2021 | By Conor Mulheir Email Address It also currently runs three major data centres, offering premises, hardware support, power supply, ancillary supervision and management to customers who partake in cryptocurrency mining. Loto Interactive and its subsidiaries’ business largely consists of data analysis and storage services and the distribution of mobile gaming, as well as money lending in Hong Kong.center_img At the same time as 500.com’s share subscription agreement, Loto Interactive has entered into an agreement to acquire the remaining equity interests in its indirectly held subsidiary, Ganzi Changhe Hydropower Consumption Service Co. Regions: China Hong Kong Topics: Strategy Tech & innovation M&A Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter The deal will see 500.com pay a total consideration of around HK$105m (£9.9m/€11.2m/$13.5m), while Loto Interactive is expected to become a subsidiary of 500.com after it is complete. M&A 500.com to acquire majority stake in Loto Interactivelast_img read more

P. O. L. I. C. Y Limited (POL.mu) 2011 Annual Report

first_imgP. O. L. I. C. Y Limited (POL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2011 annual report.For more information about P. O. L. I. C. Y Limited (POL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the P. O. L. I. C. Y Limited (POL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: P. O. L. I. C. Y Limited (POL.mu)  2011 annual report.Company ProfileP.O.L.I.C.Y Limited is an investment company that was established as a liability company. P.O.L.I.C.Y Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Wales v Italy: The Preview

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Comeback: Wales hooker Matthew Rees makes his first appearance of the 2012 Six Nations against ItalyBy Owain Jones, Rugby World EditorOn paper, and in virtually every alehouse in the principality, Wales are nailed-on favourites to overcome an Italian side seemingly bereft of confidence, belief and conviction. This is despite the Azzurri showing glimpses of their undoubted potential against France and England, where they were a few missed kicks away from victory. Sadly in this fixture, the history books point against an Azzurri win. They have been victorious in only eight of their 63 Six Nations fixtures and if Jacques Brunel can pull off the Italian job in Cardiff, it will rate as a seismic shock to equal to their 22-21 win over France 12 months ago. For Wales, not even the withdrawal of the inspirational captain Sam Warburton has dampened expectations of a straightforward win, not that you’d hear Warren Gatland say as much. The watchword will be patience. Wales know they’ll be in a dogfight early on but also know that they are cryogenically strengthened to kick on when opponents are flailing. In the last quarter they will look to use their big strike runners to break down a tiring Italian side and rack up the points before a Grand Slam shot.Slam pressure?The party line emanating from the Wales camp this week is that the men in red are ‘relishing the pressure’. Certainly the semi-final adventure at the World Cup will have done them no harm in stiffening their resolve for what is still a very young, but seasoned squad. You can expect the Wales, and Lions front row of Gethin Jenkins, Matthew Rees and Adam Jones be more than a match for Leonardo Ghiraldini and Andrea Lo Cicero upfront, while in the backrow Dan Lydiate, Toby Faletau and Justin Tipuric will bring ballast and no little brio to the party and look to stop the incomparable Sergio Parisse exerting too much of an influence on proceedings.Testing time: Fly-half Rhys PriestlandWelsh firepowerOut wide, the much feted Welsh backs will be expected to bulldoze and bedazzle an expectant Millennium Stadium crowd, but Warren Gatland will have been drumming in the need to do the basics right and be precise, before they even think of showcasing their skills. Offensively they were not at their devastating best against England but what the last 12 months has shown us is that when certain members of the squad are not firing – take Rhys Priestland a fortnight ago – another player steps up with a moment of magic, as Scott Williams did against England. With even Jamie Roberts admitting to pressure for his place, expect the backline to be putting down a marker for inclusion in a potential Grand Slam finale, none more than George North who becomes the first international player ever to gain 20 caps before his 20th birthday. For their part, Italy, who have shaken and stirred their starting line-up with seven changes, will look for a timely lift from 85-cap Mirco Bergamasco on the wing. If Mirco can improve on the wayward kicking of Tobias Botes, Italy will at least have a fighting chance.Azzurri braced NOT FOR FEATURED Italy have never won at the Millennium Stadium, the closest they came was in the 18-18 draw in 2006. Jacques Brunel knows he will have to elicit a Herculean performance from his squad to have any hope of an unlikely victory. The Italian’s will have to be clinical with every scoring opportunity, something they have been unable to do consistently for some time, to emerge victorious. Despite Brunel trying to get his charges to play with more width, you can expect Italy to try to gain parity at the set piece, gain decent field position and force penalties to use boot of Bergamasco to keep the scoreboard ticking over. As for crossing the whitewash Andrea Masi and Gonzalo Canale will be asked to punch holes in a hitherto rock solid Welsh defence and give the travelling support something to cheer about.Captain fantastic: Italy’s Sergio ParisseVerdict: Wales simply have too much power for a limited Italian side, so I’m going for a 28-12 win to set-up a Grand Slam final weekend.WALES: Leigh Halfpenny, Alex Cuthbert, Jonathan Davies, Jamie Roberts, George North, Rhys Priestland, Mike Phillips, Gethin Jenkins (capt), Matthew Rees, Adam Jones, Alun Wyn Jones, Ian Evans, Dan Lydiate, Justin Tipuric, Toby FaletauReplacements: Ken Owens, Paul James, Luke Charteris, Ryan Jones, Rhys Webb, James Hook, Scott WilliamsItaly: Andrea Masi; Luke McLean, Gonzalo Canale, Alberto Sgarbi, Mirco Bergamasco, Kris Burton, Fabio Semenzato, Andrea Lo Cicero, Leonardo Ghiraldini, Lorenzo Cittadini, Quintin Geldenhuys, Cornelius van Zyl, Alessandro Zanni, Simone Favaro, Sergio Parisse (capt) Replacements: Tommaso D’Apice, Fabio Staibano, Marco Bortolami, Robert Barbieri, Tobias Botes, Tommaso Benvenuti, Giulio ToniolattiReferee: George Clancy (Ireland)last_img read more

Fisk Brett launches outsourcing and address cleaning services

first_img Tagged with: Technology 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. Fisk Brett has also introduced a database management and fulfilment outsourcing service, based on its established hosting solution.Nonprofit organisations can choose from a range of services within these areas to suit their exact needs. Database management includes IT, financial and administrative services such as direct debits, data imports, mailing selections and Gift Aid claim reports. Fulfilment includes mail collection, banking and thanking.Robin Fisk, Managing Director of Fisk Brett said: “These services will potentially save charities thousands of pounds as well as increase their income and provide long-term sustainability.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Charity database specialists Fisk Brett have launched two new services for not-for-profit organisations – a range of outsourcing solutions, and Right Address, an address cleaning service.Both new services are available not only to the company’s existing clients but to all not-for-profit organisations.Right Address is an address cleaning service that will check a charity’s database of names and addresses against any number of lists including a Royal Mail address file, the bereavement register, the national gone-away suppression file, and the mailing preference service. Advertisementcenter_img Fisk Brett launches outsourcing and address cleaning services Howard Lake | 31 July 2005 | News  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Sri Lanka

first_img Sri Lanka: tamil reporter held on absurd terrorism charge January 13, 2021 Find out more News Sri LankaAsia – Pacific July 29, 2020 Find out more Organisation Help by sharing this information Media registration – a tool for increased monitoring?On 5 November, the information and media ministry ordered news sites to register with the government, yet another restriction on the free flow of information – and a step toward heavier government control of the media. Kusal Perera, director of the Centre for Social Democracy, called the order legally invalid. “There is enough room under the normal law to prevent obscene and unethical publications,” he said.Since the beginning of 2012, some 70 sites have begun the registration process; only 27 have been authorized. Those who have withheld from registering cite the risks of divulging sensitive information to the government.Critical news prompts site blockagesOne day after the registration order, the ministry blocked access to four major independent news sites critical of the government – Sri Lanka Mirror, Sri Lanka Guardian, paparacigossip9 and lankawaynews. The ministry justified this arbitrary action on the grounds that the sites had carried insults of political leaders. Government officials have been implicated in numerous corruption scandals, which the government is trying to cover up by increasing its control of media.The supreme court has ordered access restored to SriLankaMirror. But otherwise censorship has been expanding in recent months. Several other sites, including SriLankaGuardian and TamilNet, have had access permanently blocked. Groundviews and its partner site, vikalpa, were blocked temporarily last June, along with the Transparency International site.Lanka-e-News, scapegoat?The Lanka-e-News site has been blocked since late October by state-owned Sri Lanka Telecom and by privately owned Internet service provider Dialog Axiata PLC without any explanation to the site’s management (read the website’s editor interview with Reporters Without Borders). A court order on 8 November upheld the blockage.Lanka-e-News had been the only site to publish news on 15 October of a shootout involving members of parliament close to defence minister Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the brother of President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Pressure on Lanka-e-News has been increasing since its office was set on fire in January of last year. On 7 April, a threatening message was left on the door of the site’s new office after its editor, Bennet Rupashinghe, was arrested (he was released on bail). Meanwhile, a cartoonist and political journalist for the site, Prageeth Eknaligoda, has been missing since 24 January 2010.Devastating cyber-attacksOn 25 February, the TamilNet news site was hit by Distributed Denial-of-Service attacks. The site’s personnel are trying to keep it on line. Lanka News Web and Lanka-e-News faced similar attacks last year.International pressure urgedAt the 19th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva last February, Reporters Without Borders called for adoption of a resolution condemning Sri Lankan government attacks on freedom of information. The organization demanded an end to violence and threats against media organizations and human rights activists in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka: Journalist manhandled by notorious police inspector currently on trial RSF_en March 12, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Sri Lanka 2011 was marked by violence, threats and propaganda aimed at journalists and media defenders seen as government critics. Resorting to censorship and disinformation, authorities have blocked access to websites considered unfavourable to the government, claiming legal justifications. News Receive email alerts Follow the news on Sri Lanka Sri Lanka: RSF signs joint statement on attacks against human rights defenders, lawyers and journalists News to go further News Sri LankaAsia – Pacific July 15, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

National Flood Insurance Program Transition in Flux

first_img Tagged with: FEMA nfip Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago National Flood Insurance Program Transition in Flux Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe Share Save  Print This Post 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. FEMA nfip 2020-05-11 Seth Welborn Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img May 11, 2020 1,286 Views Home / Daily Dose / National Flood Insurance Program Transition in Flux Previous: REO Sales Moving Online Next: 130M Americans Receive Coronavirus Relief Payments Related Articles The flood insurance market in the United States is in a state of transition, as Insurance Business reports. Following hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria in 2017, and Hurricane Florence in 2018—and the flood insurance landscape has changed. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and state legislators across the country are pushing for private flood insurers to get more involved in the marketplace in order to supplement the coverage the NFIP can provide.“Greater risk distribution is beneficial to everybody, and we’re starting to see legislation that is pushing to allow that to happen,” explained Brad Turner, National Product Manager, Flood, Burns & Wilcox. “The flood insurance market is in a state of transition, where the private market is becoming much more heavily involved. That’s not just the case in the excess space; a lot of private flood insurers are proactively marketing what they can do in comparison with the NFIP, which is great. When there’s healthy competition in a segment, not only does it benefit the consumer, but it also benefits the markets by forcing them to take a step forward, to enhance their underwriting techniques, and to incorporate new methodologies to enhance precision.”“We’re definitely starting to see a transition towards a more competitive flood insurance marketplace,” Turner added. “The markets, backed by supportive legislation, are using new underwriting techniques and technology to underwrite flood risks more proactively, and they’re seeing some success. The NFIP remains the primary source of flood insurance for many insureds, but you’re starting to see more people proactively seeking out private flood as a viable alternative option. It’s an encouraging time to be in flood insurance.”In a new report from FEMA and the Office of the Flood Insurance Advocate (OFIA), the agency shared how it is planning on reducing the complexity of the National Flood Insurance Program. The report details several areas of customer frustration related to the NFIP that warrant a systemic solution.“FEMA’s strategic goals established in 2018 remain in place to build a culture of preparedness, ready the nation for catastrophic disaster, and reduce the complexity of FEMA programs, particularly the NFIP,” said David Stearrett, FEMA Flood Insurance Advocate. “FEMA’s component, the Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration (FIMA), remains committed to “moonshot” targets set to achieve these goals by doubling the number of structures covered by flood insurance and increasing investment in mitigation four-fold by 2023. The growth in the private flood insurance market furthers the target of doubling flood insurance coverage.” Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agolast_img read more

Answers sought over rejected NEPHT advice two weeks ago

first_img Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Facebook Google+ Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter AudioHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleSecond lockdown will cost 1.2 billion in social welfare paymentsNext articleDonegal Minister defends Government approach to restrictions News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterestcenter_img Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 By News Highland – October 20, 2020 A Donegal Deputy is demanding answers from Government over its decision not to follow advice from the National Public Health Emergency Team to move to level 5 restrictions a fortnight ago. NEPHT initially advised moving the entire country to Level 5 for at least a three week period but instead it was decided at that time to move the country to Level 3 along with Donegal and Dublin.Deputy Padraig MacLochlainn says the Tanaiste in particular was against the advice from NEPHT.He believes that a lot more clarity is needed:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/padreaction.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Harps come back to win in Waterford FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Answers sought over rejected NEPHT advice two weeks ago Pinterestlast_img read more

Police: Pair busted at airport for smuggling 159 pounds of marijuana

first_imgMetro Nashville Police Department(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — If the four oversized checked bags don’t give you away, the drug sniffing dog will.Two men found that out the hard way at Nashville International Airport this week when they allegedly tried to smuggle 159 pounds of marijuana through the city on their way to Jacksonville, Florida.Trung Tieu, 40, of Philadelphia, and Tihn Van Tran, 56, of Murphy, Texas, were busted when a drug-sniffing German shepherd foiled their plans of transporting dozens of plastic bags of weed. The duo even went to the extreme of trying to mask the luggage’s smell with the “strong odor of air freshener,” Nashville police said.Tieu and Tran were arrested Tuesday night. They are both facing felony possession of marijuana charges with intent to sell, according to court records.Tran was released late Wednesday night, while Tieu is still being held on $50,000 bond.Tieu is also being held on a detainer by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and is therefore not eligible for release.Not only did the men have the four suitcases when they were stopped by police, but they also had cellphones that “rang constantly” throughout interviews with police. The men consented to police opening the luggage, where police said they found the dozens of bags of marijuana wrapped in bed sheets.The two men were making a stopover in Nashville, Tennessee after getting off a Southwest flight from Oakland, California.The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime estimates a wide range of prices for marijuana in the U.S. — from $20 to $1,800 per ounce — but even at its low range of $20 per ounce the haul confiscated by Nashville police would be worth over $50,000. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Alleged El Paso gunman Patrick Crusius indicted for capital murder by grand jury

first_imgPattanaphong Khuankaew/iStock(EL PASO, Texas) — Patrick Crusius, the alleged gunman in the El Paso shooting, has been indicted for capital murder by a grand jury in Texas.Crusius, 21, allegedly cased the Walmart — located near the U.S.-Mexico border — to size up the clientele prior to carrying out the attack that killed 22 people and injured dozens more on Aug. 3, according to authorities. He allegedly told investigators following his arrest that he set out to kill as many Mexicans as he could.Crusius also allegedly wrote a “manifesto” that discussed his hate for immigrants and Mexicans prior to the massacre.El Paso County District Attorney Jaime Esparza announced the capital murder charge, the “highest” in the state of Texas, in a press release on Thursday. Esparza will seek the death penalty, according to the release.Weeks before the shooting, Crusius’ mother contacted police to express concern over her son owning an assault rifle due to his age, maturity level and lack of experience, the family’s attorneys, Chris Ayres and R. Jack Ayres, told ABC News in August.The Crusius family lives in Allen, Texas, a suburb of Dallas, about 650 miles east of El Paso.Crusius was placed on suicide watch at the El Paso County Detention Facility on Aug. 19, ABC El Paso affiliate KVIA reported. Previously, he was being held in a single 7-by-11-foot cell due to the “danger” he faced from the general population, according to the local station.ABC News could not immediately reach an attorney for Crusius.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Flooding, damaging winds, tornado threats from Plains to Ohio River valley

first_imgABC NewsBy MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — As remains of Cristobal move north, it is expected to combine with a new storm system that is moving out of the Rockies and should produce damaging winds, flooding rain and a threat for tornadoes.Already this new storm system has brought damaging winds of up to 101 mph in Colorado with five reported tornadoes in Minnesota, South Dakota and Nebraska. Storm damage was also reported in parts of Mississippi where trees were downed on homes due to gusty winds from Cristobal’s remains. Also on Monday, as remnants of Cristobal moved north, flooding was reported along the northern shores of Lake Pontchartrain in Mississippi where homes were flooded and people had to be rescued. On Tuesday, severe weather is expected in two pockets, one area from Nashville, Tennessee to Chicago where damaging winds and a few tornadoes are possible. The other area will be from Omaha, Nebraska to Kansas City where damaging winds, large hail and a few tornadoes will also be possible.In addition to damaging winds and tornadoes, these two storm systems will bring heavy rain that is forecast to bring flooding.On Tuesday morning, 10 states from South Dakota to Mississippi are under flood alerts. The heaviest rain is forecast from Missouri to Mississippi where some areas could see up to 4 inches of rain and flash flooding is forecast.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more