first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Shekarabi made the claims at a press conference on 23 April 2020, which was held to address temporary measures, claimed to better protect players, during the Covid-19 pandemic. “The picture of this problematic situation is further strengthened when we see the gambling statistics available. Here, there are indications of increased gambling on the most dangerous games.” Regions: Europe Nordics Sweden The report also cited data from the country’s gambling regulatory authority Spelinspektionen, which showed that betting and gaming sales were down 6% in March 2020. The available figures for April, at the time of the press conference, also showed a decline. The claims and their sources were assessed by the Riksdag’s Constitutional Committee (Konstitutionsutskottet/KU) in its annual review of the Swedish government’s performance. Casino & games 3rd June 2021 | By Marese O’Hagan A Swedish parliamentary committee has criticised claims made by Minister for Social Security Ardalan Shekarabi about a rise in online gambling at the start of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis. “What we see now is a dangerous cocktail of several circumstances that risk the increase of problem gambling and gambling addiction,” said Shekarabi at the April 2020 conference. “The Minister for Social Security is responsible for his opinions and thus also for the information he provides.” Email Address “The Minister’s statements about the alleged but unfounded increase in online casinos during the pandemic are the main reason why this form of gambling is still subject to very strict temporary restrictions,” said Hoffstedt. In its findings, the KU noted that Shekarabi, in his ministerial position, should only provide correct information from trusted sources. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The regulations included an SEK5,000 (£428/€476/$540) deposit limit that was originally intended to cover all products, before being limited to online casino – as well as limits on playing time and bonus restrictions.The deposit was introduced ostensibly to protect consumers during the Covid-19 lockdowns, and were originally in place until the end of 2020. However, the deadline has been extended multiple times, most recently until November 2021. “The next step must reasonably be for the government to quickly end these restrictions,” he added. “Ministers must have a basis for their statements, it is not enough to say things just because it fits into the policy you want to pursue.” “The review shows that the government has based its statement on information that does not provide space for any definite conclusion as to whether or not gambling had increased,” read the report from the KU. Swedish Minister criticised for claiming igaming increased under Covid Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Social responsibility Regulation Problem gambling Responsible gambling Gustaf Hoffstedt, secretary general of the Swedish online industry association Branscheforenigen för Onlinespel (BOS), stated that Shekarabi’s claims led to the deposit cap measures being extended until late 2021. In support of its stance, the KU cited findings from the Swedish state-owned operator Svenska Spel, which had labelled the sources used by Shekarabi as “misleading” two weeks before he made the claims. Tags: Sweden Covid-19 Ardalan Shekarabilast_img read more

first_imgPrestige Assurance Plc (PRESTI.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the half year.For more information about Prestige Assurance Plc (PRESTI.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Prestige Assurance Plc (PRESTI.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Prestige Assurance Plc (PRESTI.ng)  2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfilePrestige Assurance Plc is an insurance company in Nigeria licensed to cover all classes on non-life insurance. The company offers products for motor, marine, bond, engineering, fire, aviation, oil and gas, and general insurance. Prestige Assurance Plc also provides all risk insurance and products for group personal accident, burglary, fidelity guarantee, workmen’s compensation, machinery breakdown, fire and allied perils, consequential loss insurance and liability insurance. Prestige Assurance Plc is a subsidiary of The New India Assurance Company Limited, Mumbai. It was founded in 1952. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Prestige Assurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

first_imgBlueLife Limited (BLL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Property sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about BlueLife Limited (BLL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the BlueLife Limited (BLL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: BlueLife Limited (BLL.mu)  2017 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileRanked as one of the leading real estate business entities in the Indian Ocean region, BlueLife Limited deals in land promotion, property development, and hotel and leisure business. There are four segments in which the company operates from. These are land development, yielding property, hotel, and service. Through these four segments, the company develops and sells residential properties, retail and office properties as well as owns and operates two hotels under the name of Radisson Blu Azuri Resort and Spa and Radisson Blu Poste Lafayette Resort and Spa in Mauritius. BlueLife Limited also provides facilities management and services, management and consultancy services and is based in Forbach, Mauritius. BlueLife Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

first_imgLux Island Resorts Limited (NRL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about Lux Island Resorts Limited (NRL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Lux Island Resorts Limited (NRL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Lux Island Resorts Limited (NRL.mu)  2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileLux Island Resorts Limited, formerly known as Naïade Resorts Limited, is a collection of premium hotels in the Indian Ocean with running operations in Mauritius, the Réunion Island, the Maldives, China, Vietnam, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates. The company however, operates as a subsidiary of IBL Ltd as of May 18, 2018. Lux Island Resorts Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

first_imgPresco Plc (PRESCO.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Presco Plc (PRESCO.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Presco Plc (PRESCO.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Presco Plc (PRESCO.ng)  2018 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfilePresco Plc is a fully-integrated agro-industrial company in Nigeria with business interests in the cultivation of oil palm plantations and milling and crushing palm kernels to produce a range of refined vegetable oil. The company also has a packaging plant and a biogas plant which treats its palm oil mill effluent. Presco Plc specialises in cultivating oil palm and extracting, refining and fractionating crude palm oil into finished products. The company supplies specialty fats and oils of outstanding quality. Presco Plc has a concession of 6 462 hectares at Obaretin Estate; 12 560 hectares at Ologbo Estate; 2 800 hectares at Delta Estate; and 17 000 hectares at Sakponba Estate. Presco Plc is a subsidiary of Siat, a Belgian agro-industrial company which specialises in cultivating smallholder plantations of mainly oil palm and rubber tree crops. Siat has a major stake in the Ghana Oil Palm Development Company (GOPDC) in Ghana, Siat Gabon in Gabon and Compagnie Heveicole de Cavally in Ivory Coast. The company’s head office is in Edo State, Nigeria. Presco Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

first_imgNews Follow the news on Zimbabwe News The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa to go further Reports November 12, 2020 Find out more Organisation September 1, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts Zimbabwean court must free imprisoned journalist who is unwellcenter_img Reporter Rutendo Mawere of the privately-owned weekly The Standard, who was arrested on 21 August in Gweru (in Midlands province), 280 km southwest of Harare, was released a few hours later without being charged.———–21.08.2008 – Reporter arrested in provincial town as she watches police violenceReporters Without Borders calls for the release of reporter Rutendo Mawere of The Standard weekly newspaper, who was arrested yesterday in Gweru (in Midlands province), 280 km southwest of Harare, while watching police beat residents who had been queueing outside a shop for basic staples.“As the search for a negotiated solution to the political crisis continues, journalists are still being subjected to police brutality, arbitrary arrest and constant intimidation,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Trying to hide the destitution of the population by arresting witnesses is shameful. Orders should be given for Mawere to be freed at once.”After being arrested, Mawere was taken Gweru police station where she is still being held without being formally charged. She has the required press accreditation from the Media Information Commission.Her arrest comes two weeks after freelance photographer Tsvangirai Mukwazhi fled Zimbabwe with his family after being attacked and beaten at his home on 29 July by the Harare police, who accused him of owning an improperly registered car. The police still have his vehicle. Mukwazhi and his family have found refuge abroad. News November 27, 2020 Find out more August 25, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporter who saw police violence freed after several hours ZimbabweAfrica ZimbabweAfrica RSF_en Help by sharing this information Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono denied baillast_img read more

first_imgNews UpdatesWife’s Silence Cannot Give Rise To An Inference That She Had Consented For Purpose Of Adoption U/S 7 Of Hindu Adoption & Maintenance Act: Allahabad High Court Akshita Saxena5 March 2021 2:03 AMShare This – xThe Allahabad High Court has held that a wife’s silence or lack of protest at the time of adoption by her husband cannot give rise to an inference that she has consented to such adoption under Section 7 of the Hindu Adoption & Maintenance Act, 1956. “The court cannot presume the consent of wife simply because she was present at the time of adoption,” a Division Bench…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Allahabad High Court has held that a wife’s silence or lack of protest at the time of adoption by her husband cannot give rise to an inference that she has consented to such adoption under Section 7 of the Hindu Adoption & Maintenance Act, 1956. “The court cannot presume the consent of wife simply because she was present at the time of adoption,” a Division Bench comprising of Justices Manoj Misra and Rohit Ranjan Agarwal has ruled. It held that in order to satisfy the mandate of the proviso to Section 7 of the Act, a party propounding adoption by a Hindu male, who has a living wife, has to adduce evidence to prove that the same was done with the consent of his wife. “This can be done either by producing document evidencing her consent in writing or by leading evidence to show that wife had actively participated in the ceremonies of adoption with an affirmative mindset to support the action of the husband to take a son or a daughter in adoption,” the Bench said. [Section 7 states: Any male Hindu who is of sound mind and is not a minor has the capacity to take a son or a daughter in adoption: Provided that, if he has a wife living, he shall not adopt except with the consent of his wife unless the wife has completely and finally renounced the world or has ceased to be a Hindu or has been declared by a court of competent jurisdiction to be of unsound mind.] Background In the case at hand, the Appellant’s claim for compassionate appointment in place of his deceased (alleged) adoptive father Rajendra Singh was denied inter alia because the latter had a living wife. The concerned authority had rejected the adoption deed relied by the Appellant on the ground that it depicted the adoptive father as unmarried, even though he had a living wife named Phoolmati. It noted that without the Phoolmati’s consent, the Appellant’s adoption could not be said to be a valid one. A plea against the said order was dismissed by a Single Bench of the High Court following which, the instant appeal was filed. The Appellant had taken two primary grounds before the Division Bench: (i) by a decree dated 31.08.1997 the marriage of the deceased (alleged) adoptive father Rajendra Singh with his wife Phoolmati stood dissolved; (ii) even if it is assumed that there was no legal divorce, she, by living separate from her husband, had renounced the world therefore her consent was not necessary. Further, the Appellant had argued that Section 16 of the HAMA raises a presumption as to the validity of adoption on presentation of a deed in that behalf and since there was no serious contest to his adoption by any of the successors of the deceased, he ought to have been provided the benefit of adoption by raising that presumption. Findings All the three arguments raised by the Appellant came to be demolished by the Division Bench. 1. With respect to the alleged divorce deed, the Court observed, “The alleged decree, which has been brought on the record is not a decree of divorce. It only disposes off divorce proceeding in terms of the compromise.” The said compromise recorded that Rajendra Singh and Phoolmati shall continue to remain husband and wife and that the former shall pay Rs. 5000/- to the latter towards litigation expenses. 2. With respect to the argument that Phoolmati had not been in the company of her husband and therefore it could be taken that she had renounced the world and, as such, her consent would not be required- the Court held that the requirement of consent of the wife, under the proviso to section 7 of the 1956 Act, cannot be dispensed with where there is no dissolution of marriage even though the wife might be estranged from her husband and staying separate. It observed, “the consent of even an estranged wife for taking in adoption would be required, if the marriage has not been dissolved. No doubt, consent of wife would not be required where the marriage has been dissolved or the wife has completely renounced the world or has ceased to be a Hindu or has been declared by a court of competent jurisdiction to be of unsound mind. But, here, it has not been proved that the marriage was dissolved. Rather, the document produced is to the contrary.” Reliance was placed on Brajendra Singh v. State of MP, (2008) 13 SCC 161 where the Apex Court had held, “There is conceptual and contextual difference between a divorced woman and one who is leading life like a divorced woman. Both cannot be equated.” 3. With respect to the Appellant’s argument vis-à-vis nature of presumption of the adoption deed, the Court made it clear that such presumption is rebuttable. It noted that in the instant case, the adoption deed on which reliance was placed by the Appellant declared his alleged adoptive father as unmarried whereas, it is established on the record, that he was married and had a wife living on the date of adoption. In this backdrop the Division Bench concluded, “Once it was proved that Rajendra Singh had a living wife, the presumption, if any, arising from that deed with regard to the adoption being in accordance with the provisions of the 1956 Act stood demolished because how could it be presumed that the wife had given her consent for her husband to take a son in adoption when even the existence of that wife is not acknowledged. In fact in the adoption deed Rajendra Singh has been described as unmarried. Thus, when clinching evidence had come on board that the person who allegedly took the appellant in adoption had a living wife, whose existence was denied in the deed, the presumption, whatever available, stood rebutted.” Case Title: Bhanu Pratap Singh v. State of UP Click Here To Download Order Read OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

first_img Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Pinterestcenter_img Homepage BannerNews Letterkenny University Hospital is now cancelling routine Day Surgery and outpatient appointments today and tomorrow (Friday 2nd).Patients for dialysis continue to be treated and it is anticipated will continue to be treated today and tomorrow.The hospital is contacting Renal patients directly to make arrangements for their dialysis and if any dialysis patients have any queries they should contact the Dialysis Unit on 074 9123544.Patients for Haematology Oncology Day Treatments will continue to be treated today and the situation remains under review for tomorrow and the hospital will contact the patients directly.Any patients with any queries regarding their treatment should contact the Haematology Oncology Day Unit directly.Patients should be advised that if they do attend the hospital today for a clinic appointment they will be seen.The hospital’s Emergency Department remain open 24/7 but continues to be busy and with management expecting difficulties around discharge planning as a consequence of the adverse conditions.They are encouraging people to consider all options available to them for their healthcare needs and to protect the ED for those most seriously ill as delays can be expected.They are asking that patients who are being discharged today are collected from the hospital as early as possible to avoid travelling during the worsening conditions forecast for this afternoonLUH is working closely with colleagues in the Community Health Organisations and with the National Ambulance Service. News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – March 1, 2018 Storm Emma: LUH release further statement on cancellations Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Previous articleCiaran Coll disappointed with another cancellationNext articleDonegal’s Rhys Irwin starts his World stage adventure News Highland last_img read more

first_imgClare Bronfman and the home at 95 West Wind Road in Delanson, N.Y. (Getty, Google Maps)A sprawling upstate New York horse farm owned by Seagram’s heiress Clare Bronfman — a former equestrian champion now in prison for her role in the Nxivm sex cult — has hit the market.The compound in Delanson, New York, is listed for $5 million, according to the New York Post, citing a Zillow listing. The Times Union first linked Bronfman to the home, located about 30 miles west of Albany.The property at 95 West Wind Road encompasses over 200 acres, and includes a 7,500-square-foot home that was built in 1805. It has seven bedrooms and three full bathrooms. The compound includes a carriage house, barn and riding trails.Demand for housing in upstate New York rose over the last year as buyers with the means sought out more space and privacy. In one of the biggest and priciest listings of the year, some 36,000 acres hit the market in August in New York’s Adirondack Mountains, with an asking price of an eye-popping $180 million.Bronfman is serving more than six years in prison after pleading guilty in 2019 to the charge of harboring undocumented immigrants for financial gain amid reports she was the financier of the Nxivm organization. A federal jury convicted Nvixm leader Keith Raniere of sex trafficking children and conspiracy to commit forced labor. In October, he was sentenced to 120 years in prison.The Delanson home is among a few properties in that area that had been or still are owned by Nxivm members, according to the Times Union.An LLC tied to Clare Bronfman, who is daughter of former Seagram’s CEO Edgar Bronfman, filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles in August over home repair damage. The suit accuses a general contractor and subcontractors of botching the pool design at Bronfman’s planned 7,000-square-foot spec mansion. The suit demands over $2 million for negligence and breach of contract over various failings regarding the infinity pool.[NYP, TU] — Alexi Friedman TagsCelebrity Real EstateResidential Real Estate Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlinkcenter_img Share via Shortlinklast_img read more

first_img Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailJim McIsaac/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver, the star of the Miracle Mets 1969 World Series championship team, has been diagnosed with dementia at age 74.His family made the announcement Thursday through the Hall and said Seaver has retired from public life. He will continue to work at Seaver Vineyards, founded by the retired player and wife Nancy in 2002 on 116 acres at Diamond Mountain in the Calistoga region of California.Seaver was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 1991, and it reoccurred in 2012 and led to Bell’s Palsy and memory loss, the New York Daily News reported in 2013.“He will always be the heart and soul of the Mets, the standard which all Mets aspire to, this breaks my heart,” tweeted former Mets catcher Mike Piazza, a fellow Hall of Famer. “Do not feel worthy to be mentioned in the same breath.”Seaver has limited his public appearances in recent years. He did not attend the Baseball Writers’ Association of America dinner in January where members of the 1969 team were honored on the 50th anniversary of what still ranks among baseball’s most unexpected champions.A three-time NL Cy Young Award winner and the 1967 NL Rookie of the Year, Seaver was 311-205 with a 2.86 ERA, 3,640 strikeouts and 61 shutouts from 1967-86. A five-time 20-game winner nicknamed Tom Terrific, Seaver was elected to the Hall in 1992 when he appeared on 425 of 430 ballots for a then-record 98.84 percent. His mark was surpassed in 2016 by Ken Griffey Jr. and this year by Mariano Rivera, the first unanimous selection.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written bycenter_img March 8, 2019 /Sports News – National Mets great Tom Seaver diagnosed with dementia at 74last_img read more