Tuesday 19 October 2010 7:38 pm KCS-content FALKLAND Islands-focused oil group Rockhopper completed a £206.3m fundraising yesterday in an effort to ramp up its drilling campaign in the south Atlantic region.Rockhopper, listed on the Alternative Investment Market (Aim), said the funds – raised through placing a total of 65,500,000 new shares at a price of 315p each – will help it to realise its goal of becoming the first oil producer in the region, after striking black gold at its Sea Lion oil resource in the Falkland Islands earlier this year.The new shares represent around 34 per cent of Rockhopper’s ordinary shares currently in issue.The fundraising was headed up by Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s oil and gas expert Andrew Osborne. Also acting on the advisory team was Canaccord.Rockhopper shares closed down 12p at 324p, though they have almost quadrupled their value this year after the original Falklands discovery.However, the stock fell sharply only last week, as investors were spooked by the company revising down its reserve estimates for Sea Lion. Share whatsapp Tags: NULL Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoThe Sports DropForgotten College Basketball Stars: Where Are They Now?The Sports DropUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoTaco RelishOnly People With An IQ Of 130 Can Name These ItemsTaco RelishUndoMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesUndoUpbeat NewsThese 25 Celebrities Ruined Their Career in a Matter of MinutesUpbeat NewsUndoElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldUndoBrilliant TravelerHe Was The Smartest Man Who Ever Lived – But He Led A Miserable LifeBrilliant TravelerUndo More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Rockhopper seals £203m fundraising to step up south Atlantic drill activity
Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store have removed a series of Asian-facing gambling apps that were falsely presented as non-gambling products. Apple and Google remove misleading gambling apps Tech & innovation Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store have removed a series of Asian-facing gambling apps that were falsely presented as non-gambling products.An investigation by cyber security specialist Trend Micro discovered that Apple and Google Play’s stores contained apps designed to “trick unwitting users into downloading gambling apps,” including some apps listed among the top-100 most downloaded within their category and with more than 100,000 ratings.According to Trend Micro, the apps were all deleted before the blog was posted, after the blog’s authors alerted Apple and Google.The apps would typically feature descriptions that did not suggests they were gambling products — with Trend Micro citing examples of descriptions about wine and weather tracking — only for the app to be a gambling product unrelated to the description given.The apps included a “switch feature,” in which the app can either show its actual content or the non-gambling content, allowing Apple and Google to only see the non-gambling version and approve the apps, before they revert to gambling apps.The apps flagged included the 26th most popular app in the weather category and the 42nd, No. 51st and 88th most popular entertainment apps in the Chinese App Store. The blog also noted that many of the gambling apps had the same names as non-gambling apps and appeared above the non-gambling products in searches.Gambling apps on both stores face many regulations, notably including Apple’s recent requirement for all real-money gambling apps to be iOS native rather than HTML-based. Trend Micro stated that the apps did not fulfill the requirements to be permitted as real-money gambling apps in either store. 30th September 2019 | By Daniel O’Boyle AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: Online Gambling Topics: Tech & innovation Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: Asia China Email Address
Sports betting Hamilton Academical Football Club manager Brian Rice has voluntarily acknowledged breaches of its gambling rules after the club received a notice of complaint from the Scottish FA (SFA) about the breaches.The club said it has, “co-operated fully with the association throughout the investigation period,” into breaches of the rules by Rice between 2015 and 2019, while its chief executive said he would propose a “gambling amnesty” to encourage self-reporting of gambling breaches.Rice said that he regretted his actions, which he said he took as he struggled with gambling addiction.“Firstly, I would like to express my regret to the players, coaching staff and my friends and colleagues at Hamilton Academical for the lapse that has prompted me to voluntarily acknowledge breaches of the Scottish Football Association’s gambling rules,” Rice said.“This decision was one of the hardest I have had to take but in a way also the easiest. I have made no secret of the fact that I have struggled with the disease that is gambling addiction in the past.“The reality is I am an addict and while I have been proud of the fact I have been in recovery from this disease, a key part of the recovery programme is honesty: honesty to myself, and honesty to those who have and who continue to support me, including my family and my football family at Hamilton.”Rice added that his decision to acknowledge the breaches was a necessary part of his recovery from this addiction.“I wrote a letter to the Scottish FA self-reporting my gambling and did so as an admission that my disease has returned, in order that I commit to recovery,” he continued. “I have apologised to those at the club in whom I have sought counsel and I apologise today to the players, fans and colleagues I have let down through my gambling addiction.”“I accept that a breach of the rules will come with punishment and I accept that. The reason I am speaking out is to remove the stigma attached to this horrible, isolating disease, in the hope that those involved in Scottish football who are similarly in its grasp feel they can seek help and draw strength from my admission.“I look forward to a future founded on truth and commitment to recovery and it is my wish that anyone who feels vulnerable, helpless or hopeless in the grip of this silent yet destructive disease can come forward and seek help.”Club chief executive Colin McGowan said that, as the news will gain media attention, he hoped the focus would be on the effects of gambling addiction rather than the rule breaches themselves.McGowan said: “As a head coach in the Scottish Premiership, news of his breach of gambling rules will come with profile, media attention and scrutiny. But this is a far more serious issue than a breach of a football rule, a breach that both Brian and the club accepts.”“It is the latest example of a disease that afflicts many people across Scotland and doesn’t discriminate by profile or professional capability.”McGowan added that he was proud that Rice was willing to admit the extent of his problem.He said: “On behalf of my fellow directors at Hamilton Academical, we are proud that our head coach, Brian Rice, has today spoken publicly of his struggles with gambling addiction. As a recovering addict myself – and somebody who has dedicated the last 20 years to counselling individuals across the country, from all walks of life – I believe Brian’s actions are a show of colossal strength and inspiration.“Having spoken extensively to Brian since his addiction resurfaced, I know that his followed a well-worn path from smaller, less frequent bets to the snowball effect of a daily addiction. He has re-engaged fully with professionals, is committed to recovery and has the full support of all at Hamilton Academical.”McGowan said he would propose a rule to the SFA that would allow for amnesty for problem gamblers who self-report infractions such as Rice’s.He said: “It is my intention to write to my colleagues at the SPFL to table a proposal to the Scottish FA’s Professional Game Board for the introduction of a gambling amnesty in our game: one that will enable people to confront their addiction in a safe and non-judgmental environment, with help and support readily available.”Hamilton Academical did not specify exactly what Rice’s breaches were, but SFA rules say that players and managers “shall not gamble in any way on a football match.” It also states that they may not “knowingly behav[e] in a manner, during or in connection with a match in which the party has participated or has any influence… which could give rise to an event in which they or any third party benefits financially through gambling.”Rice became Hamilton Academical manager in January 2019, his first managerial job. In a 20-year playing career, Rice appeared for Hibernian, Nottingham Forest, Grimsby, West Bromwich Albion, Stoke, Falkirk, Dunfermline, Clyde and Greenock Morton, as well as the Scottland Under-21 national team. Before becoming Hamilton manager, Rice had been assistant manager at Hibernian, Ardrieonians, Dundee United, Inverness and St Mirren. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Hamilton Academical manager admits breaking betting rules Regions: UK & Ireland Topics: Sports betting Hamilton Academical Football Club manager Brian Rice has voluntarily acknowledged breaches of its gambling rules after the club received a notice of complaint from the Scottish FA (SFA) about the breaches. 20th January 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Email Address
Kenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2013 annual report.For more information about Kenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.tz) 2013 annual report.Company ProfileKenya Commercial Bank Limited is a leading financial institution in Tanzania offering retail and corporate banking services as well as mortgages, treasury and Bancassurance services. Kenya Commercial Bank offers financial solutions ranging from current accounts, overdrafts and loans to fixed and short-term deposits, mortgage finance, trade finance and forex, and business investment accounts. The banking institution participates in investments in Treasury Bills and Bonds with the central banks. Wholly-owned subsidiaries in the banking group include Kenya Commercial Finance Company Limited, Savings & Loan Kenya Limited, Kenya Commercial Bank Nominees Limited, Kencom House Limited, KCB Tanzania Limited, KCB Sudan Limited, KCB Rwanda SA and KCB Uganda Limited. Kenya Commercial Bank Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange.
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Time for charities to check interest rate on savings, urges Charity Bank AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 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. Tagged with: Charity Bank Finance 124 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 Howard Lake | 7 February 2018 | News Eligible deposits up to £85,000 are protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, the UK’s deposit guarantee scheme.Justin Hort, Head of Savings at Charity Bank, said: “It’s disheartening to think charities are not getting the best possible return on their savings… Because we use our savers’ money to fund loans to other social sector organisations, charities can ensure their reserves are working for good all the time whilst obtaining a competitive rate of interest.”Barrier to switching account?Why don’t more charities switch banks to find a better rate of interest? The research published in January found that 58% of the charities surveyed are deterred from switching “by the amount of time and paperwork involved”.Charity Bank, which has provided over £200 million of loans since 2002 to support organisations working to improve society, points out that it has recently introduced online applications across all its deposit products, to help make opening an account even easier.s 123 total views, 1 views today Advertisement Most charities are earning less interest than the Bank of England base rate, according to research, so Charity Bank is encouraging all charities to review the interest being paid on their savings.Research conducted by Third Sector and Flagstone has found that 85% of the 194 charities surveyed are earning less interest on their money than the Bank of England base rate of 0.5 per cent. In addition, nearly a third are earning less than 0.1% interest.The ethical bank which lends to charities and social enterprises is not surprisingly taking the opportunity to highlight its Ethical Easy Access Account, which offers 0.75% gross/AER to charities looking for same-day access to their deposits.
January 3 — Braving frigid temperatures, members of New York City’s Peruvian community and supporters held a lunchtime picket outside the Peruvian Consulate today to express their outrage at President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski’s decision to pardon the former U.S.-backed dictator Alberto Fujimori. Activists held flags and signs declaring: “No pardon for Fujimori’s crimes in Peru” and “Indulto es un insulto” (The pardon is an insult). The local chapter of Fujimori Nunca Más (Fujimori Never Again) called the action.During his presidency from 1990 to 2000, Fujimori directed a reign of terror against leftists, students, labor union members, Indigenous communities, women and the poor — as he carried out vicious austerity measures ordered by Wall Street and the International Monetary Fund. Fujimori was finally sentenced to 25 years in prison in 2009 for crimes against humanity for ordering two death squad massacres. He served less than half his sentence before being given a presidential pardon on Christmas Eve. This was done in exchange for his supporters in Congress blocking Kuczynski’s impeachment for corruption.In protest, tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets in Peru’s cities and towns, led by the families of the murdered, disappeared and falsely imprisoned. A national day of protest in Peru demanding Kuczynski’s resignation is planned for Jan.11. That day, local organizers will also hold a protest march of the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut Peruvian communities. It will start at 5 p.m. in New York City’s Washington Square Park. For more information and to join upcoming actions, visit tinyurl.com/y89dcdb5.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
IranMiddle East – North Africa January 18, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist banned from leaving the country to collect prize News Help by sharing this information RSF_en News Receive email alerts June 9, 2021 Find out more News to go further After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists Reporters Without Borders expressed concern after freelance journalist, Taghi Rahmani, was prevented from leaving Iran as he prepared to travel to Denmark on 13 January 2007, to receive a prize awarded by the local section of the freedom of expression organisation, PEN International.“We are very disturbed by this step, which has no legal basis,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “A ban on leaving the country, often used in Iran against independent voices, is designed above all to cut journalists off from the external world. This harassment is also intended to punish them for having links with foreign media and organisations”, it added.Rahmani told Reporters Without Borders that he had been arrested on the tarmac at Tehran international airport, moments before boarding the plane for Copenhagen. He added that the authorities had also seized his passport.The journalist, who is a leading press freedom activist, has worked for several Iranian publications, which has brought him into frequent conflict with the regime. Between 1981 and 2005, he was sentenced to a total of 5,000 days in prison for articles he had written.Elsewhere, Reporters Without Borders repeated its anxiety about the plight of Kaveh Javanmard, journalist on the weekly Karfto, held secretly for exactly one month. His family has not received any news of him since his arrest, on 18 December 2006, from his home in Sanandej (Iranian Kurdistan) by intelligence ministry agents. Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Organisation IranMiddle East – North Africa Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists March 18, 2021 Find out more News Follow the news on Iran February 25, 2021 Find out more
to go further MexicoAmericas 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Reports News Reporters Without Borders is shocked at a shooting attack on the El Mañana newspaper in the northeastern city of Nuevo Laredo on 6 February in which crime reporter Jaime Orozco Tey was seriously injured. In a region rife with drug trafficking, the attack is yet another attempt to silence news media that already practice self-censorship for fear of reprisals. News May 5, 2021 Find out more May 13, 2021 Find out more Organisation NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state RSF_en Reporters Without Borders voiced deep shock today at a attack by two gunmen on the headquarters of the El Mañana daily in Nuevo Laredo (in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas) on 6 February in which crime reporter Jaime Orozco Tey was shot five times, in the chest and spine, and is now in a serious condition.“The care that El Mañana took in its coverage of a region in the grip of violence and drug cartels was not enough to prevent it from being the target of this new attempt to silence the press,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Fourteen journalists have been killed in Mexico since the start of President Vicente Fox’s term, half of them in Tamaulipas,” the press freedom organisation noted. “We welcome the fact that the federal authorities are conducting the required investigation, as they have undertaken to do in the case of all attacks on the media. And we express our hopes for Orozco’s recovery.”The attack was carried out by two men armed with AK-47 and AR-15 assault rifles, who burst into the offices of El Mañana at night, fired off about 30 rounds in the newsroom and threw a grenade. Several employees were hurt by flying glass. Orozco was shot as he tried to flee. He has undergone an operation and has had several transfusions since being rushed to hospital.The attack bears the hallmark of an operation carried out by hitmen on behalf of drug traffickers, who are especially active in this part of Mexico. Following the still-unsolved murder of its editor, Roberto Javier Mora García, on 19 March 2004, the newspaper decided to restrict its coverage of drug trafficking and local government corruption.During a visit it made to Mexico’s northern states in May 2005, Reporters Without Borders was told by El Mañana managing editor Ramon Ramon Dario Cantú Deandar : “All of our journalists who cover sensitive subjects, especially drug trafficking, have been the target of threats and violence. So now we only publish information provided by the authorities.”Several other Nuevo Laredo news media follow the same practice, including radio Stereo 91 XHNOE, whose crime reporter, Dolores Guadalupe García Escamilla, was killed on 5 April 2005. Cantú Deandar said at a news conference yesterday that El Mañana will no longer do any investigative reporting on drug trafficking. April 28, 2021 Find out more News Follow the news on Mexico MexicoAmericas Help by sharing this information February 8, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist seriously injured in shooting attack on Nuevo Laredo newspaper Receive email alerts