24th April 2019 | By contenteditor Regions: US Montana Montana sports betting bills head to Governor Two bills that would legalise certain forms of sports wagering in Montana have been passed to Governor Steve Bullock to be signed into law.HB725, also known as the Sports Wagering Lottery Amendment Act of 2019, has been cleared by the House, while SB330, or the Montana Sports Betting Act, has progressed after a vote of 33-17 in the Senate.Bullock has until the end of the current legislative session on April 30 to sign one or both of the bills into law, or Montana would miss out legal sports betting for another year.Upon passing through the Senate, minor amendments were made to the bills, but core information as to how the market would be run remain unchanged in each piece of legislation. HB725 was last week referred back to the House after passing a Senate vote by 34-14. The bill proposes making the Montana Lottery the sole operator of sports betting services in the state across online, mobile and land-based.The bill also set out plans to establish a state lottery and wagering commission that would take responsibility for operating of sports betting services and also regulate the market. Only licensed vendors would be permitted to offer sports wagering.Despite having progressed this far through the legislative process, the bill does not disclose details such as how much licences would cost, nor at what rate sports wagering would be taxed.The only fee referenced in the bill was a $50 charge to cover the cost of both investigating and processing licence applications, but this has since been removed.Meanwhile, SB330 has passed the Senate after an amended version was returned by the House on April 15. The bill sets out plans for a more open market, with proposals for licensed operators to offer interactive sports betting platforms via a website or a mobile device to consumers inside or on the premises of a licensed gambling facility.Unlike HB725, this bill is much more detailed in terms of how much operators are likely to pay in terms of licence fees and taxes, should it come into law.Licensees would pay tax on a quarterly basis, based on 8.5% of their adjusted gross sports betting receipts for the period. Operators would also pay a yearly fee of $100 for each kiosk placed within a gambling facility.In terms of licences, operators would need to pay $1,000 to secure a permit to offer sports betting in Montana. There would also be an annual renewal fee of $1,000, with licences expiring in June 30 each year.Licensees may work with a third-party in order to run a sports betting platform. Such partnerships would be covered by an associated gambling business licence, which would permit the leasing of sports betting equipment, systems, or other items necessary to offer sports wagering.Meanwhile, discussions over a third bill – HB475 – aimed at legalising pari-mutuel wagering in Montana, have been indefinitely postponed.Image: akampfer Two bills that would legalise certain forms of sports wagering in Montana have been passed to Governor Steve Bullock for his signature, ahead of the end of the state’s current legislative session on April 30. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Legal & compliance Sports betting Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Legal & compliance Email Address
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter The English Football Association (FA) has said that it will review elements of its media rights sales process after it drew criticism from the government over allowing matches in the FA Cup to be streamed live on a betting website. Topics: Sports betting Sports betting The English Football Association (FA) has said that it will review elements of its media rights sales process after it drew criticism from the government over allowing matches in the FA Cup to be streamed live on a betting website.Bet365 streamed coverage of 23 matches in the third round of the competition last weekend, with customers able to view the games via the operator’s website and mobile application.This was made possible via a deal between the IMG agency and the FA, which, signed in early 2017, permits IMG to sell rights to show live footage or clips of FA Cup matches to bookmakers.However, the move attracted criticism from various quarters after it was flagged that the FA in June 2017 announced it was to distance itself from commercial partnerships with the gambling industry. The FA ended a long-term partnership with Ladbrokes to mark the start of this approach.Nicky Morgan, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, said on Twitter that “things have moved on” since the contract between the FA and IMG was agreed. Morgan also called for the FA to re-consider its approach to reflect its stance on gambling.Sports Minister Nigel Adams also called for change, saying in a Twitter post: “The gambling landscape has changed since this deal was signed in early 2017. All sports bodies need to be mindful of the impact that problem gambling can have on the most vulnerable.”When contacted by iGamingBusiness.com about the issue, an FA spokesperson said that Bet365 acquired rights to stream FA Cup matches on its platforms from the start of the 2018-19 season.The spokesperson also made clear that the FA’s decision about its own strategy on gambling was made in June 2017, after the IMG contract was signed, and the FA is obligated to deliver betting rights for FA Cup matches under the existing agreement.The six-year deal is due expire in the 2024-25 season and the spokesperson said the FA will review its approach to future media rights deals in order to address the issue and better reflect its gambling strategy.“We will review this element of the media rights sales process ahead of tendering rights to the new cycle from the 2024-25 season onwards,” they said. “Leagues and clubs continue to govern their own relationships with gambling companies.”Image: surprise truck 8th January 2020 | By contenteditor Regions: UK & Ireland Email Address FA to review betting rights deals amid government criticism
Unity Bank Plc (UNITYB.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Unity Bank Plc (UNITYB.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Unity Bank Plc (UNITYB.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Unity Bank Plc (UNITYB.ng) 2014 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileUnity Bank Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services for the retail, commercial and corporate sectors. The company provides a full-service offering ranging from transactional accounts, deposit accounts and overdrafts to trade finance, treasury services, acceptance and guarantee commercial papers, money market services and international banking services. Unity Bank Plc provides foreign operations which includes home remittance services, mortgages, letters of credit, third party transfer services, invisible transactions, bills for collections and domiciliary transfers. The company supports the agricultural sector through agric products and schemes which includes Unity farmer’s cooperatives finance and leasing, Unity industrial input scheme and general agro-allied farmer’s schemes. Founded in 1987, Unity Bank Plc now operates through an extensive network of some 240 branches in 36 states in Nigeria and the Federal Capital Territory. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Unity Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
6.Jones0-1 -1lost to St. John’s (DC) 49-30vs. Oak Ridge (0-1) Open the season in the Top 20 Spectrum PollComing off a 26-14 pre-season victory over perennial powerhouse Daytona Beach Mainland, and a 44-7 thrashing of the Ocoee Knights, the Apopka Blue Darters have been voted onto the Spectrum Sports Central Florida Top 20 poll for week pone of high school football. Apopka opens the season as the #2 team in Central Florida behind Cocoa High School, who defeated Jacksonville Trinity Christian 24-21. The Blue Darters (1-0) open theri home schedule this Friday against Miami Norland (1-0). Kickoff is at 7 PM.The Blue Darters were also ranked #5 in an Associated Press pre-season 8A state poll last week.Freshman running back goes for 222 yards and 3 touchdownsOn Friday night, Freshman running back Eric Wright gashed the Knights for 222 rushing yards and three touchdowns, while quarterback/running back Jecoryan Davis-Hamilton added 50 yards and three more touchdown runs. They made up for junior running back Cornelius Williams’ absence due to an injury. Williams ran for 181 yards and three touchdowns last week against Mainland, but tonight it was his replacement who ran wild on touchdown bursts of 28, 1 and 80 yards. Davis-Hamilton has lined up as both a running back and quarterback, but against Ocoee he ran between the tackles and behind the Blue Darters’ massive offensive line for three hard earned touchdown runs inside the 5-yard-line.Wekiva High School also made the poll with a #8 ranking after a 41-6 win over Oak Ridge. Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter 14.Palm Bay1-0 +4def. Sebastian River 36-20at Martin County (1-0) 11.Winter Park1-0 —def. Lake Nona 42-3at Oviedo (0-1) on Spectrum Sports 2.Apopka1-0 +1def. Ocoee 44-7vs. Miami Norland (1-0) Trend 13.Spruce Creek1-0 —def. Seabreeze 42-0vs. Atlantic (0-1) 5.Osceola1-0 +1def. Lake Gibson 23-14at St. Cloud (0-1) 9.Orange City University0-1 —lost to #3 Dr. Phillips 24-21at Sebastian River (0-1) 18.Lake Mary1-0 NRdef. Palm Bay Heritage 22-14vs. Tallahassee Godby (1-0) 8.Wekiva1-0 —def. Oak Ridge 41-6vs. Windermere (0-1) 4.Mainland1-0 —def. DeLand 24-0vs. St. John’s Bartram Trail (0-1) The Anatomy of Fear 1.Cocoa1-0 —def. Jacksonville Trinity Christian 24-21vs. Port St. Lucie Treasure Coast (1-0) 16.Melbourne Central Catholic 0-1 —lost to Buford (GA) 34-17vs. Palm Beach Central (1-0) Kickoff is at 7PM. 15.Hagerty1-0 +4def. #19 Lake Brantley 22-12vs. Winter Springs (0-1) Please enter your name here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate 12.Viera1-0 —def. Rockledge 13-6at Gonzaga (DC) (2-0) Last Week 3.Dr. Phillips1-0 -1def. #9 Orange City University 24-21at #17 Timber Creek (1-0) You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here 19.Lake Brantley 0-1 -5lost to Hagerty 22-12at #7 Bishop Moore (1-0) Week 2 Matchup 17.Timber Creek 1-0 —def. Oviedo 22-12vs. Dr. Phillips (1-0) Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 20.Merritt Island0-1 —lost to Avon (OH) 20-16vs. Palm Bay Heritage (0-1) LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply 7.Bishop Moore1-0 —def. Edgewater 44-26vs. #19 Lake Brantley (0-1) TAGSApopka Blue Darters Previous articleSchool Board votes unanimously to declare HB 7069 unconstitutionalNext articleJury Duty scam has returned to Central Florida Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 10.Seminole1-0 —def. Lake Howell 31-7vs. DeLand (0-1) Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/900930/bridge-house-archlab-studio Clipboard 2018 Lead Architects: Manufacturers: Hormann, Knauf, Levantina, Saint-Gobain M.Vroblevičius, D.Birutis, M.Dagys, P.Vroblevičius Save this picture!© Leonas Garbačauskas+ 29Curated by María Francisca González Share “COPY” Bridge House / ArchLAB studioSave this projectSaveBridge House / ArchLAB studio CopyHouses•Vilnius, Lithuania Bridge House / ArchLAB studio Area: 187 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/900930/bridge-house-archlab-studio Clipboard Houses “COPY” Lithuania Projects Landscape Design:A. GrabauskienėInterior Design:JP interjero studijaCity:VilniusCountry:LithuaniaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Leonas GarbačauskasRecommended ProductsWindowsRodecaAluminium WindowsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensText description provided by the architects. Expressive modern style house is designed in a lot surrounded by nature. Pine forests are on two sides of the lot. It was clients desire to find such an oasis in nature with a small river or creek, what became a specific task for Architects, because the flowing water divided the land into two parts.Save this picture!© Leonas GarbačauskasSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Leonas GarbačauskasThe challenge was to incorporate the new house into an existing nature as much as possible. Design and concept consist of two main volumes: home of the owners and a small house for guests. These two parts are connected with an open bridge, which becomes the axis of assembly and face of the house. Existing trees were also involved in the design, they are passing through the roof of a building.Save this picture!© Leonas GarbačauskasSave this picture!SectionLarge windows connect the interior and exterior spaces, what creates a cozy and calm atmosphere for residents and their guests. Much attention has been devoted to supplementing the design with subtle landscaping, open fireplace, and wooden terraces, where you can relax listening to the sound of water, enjoy a wonderful view. In the final result, the modern lines of the white house are even more prominent with a green natural environment.Save this picture!© Leonas GarbačauskasProject gallerySee allShow lessVocational School Embelgasse: An Open School of Administration / AllesWirdGut Archit…Selected ProjectsMusis Sacrum / van Dongen-KoschuchSelected Projects Share Photographs: Leonas Garbačauskas Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Architects: ArchLAB studio Area Area of this architecture project Photographs Year: CopyAbout this officeArchLAB studioOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesVilniusLithuaniaPublished on August 30, 2018Cite: “Bridge House / ArchLAB studio” 30 Aug 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
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Based on a criminal complaint filed without any evidence, Romanian prosecutors have started to interrogate journalists who reported on irregularities related to public procurement. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and its Romanian partner organisation warn against a dangerous precedent with a possible chilling effect on journalists and demand an internal investigation on the prosecutors’ treatment of the complaint. News RomaniaEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists Freedom of expressionJudicial harassment June 19, 2020 Find out more News Sudden death in Bucharest of Iranian judge responsible for torture of journalists Organisation Receive email alerts Dear Madam/Sir,Following independent reporting by Newsweek Romania and Libertatea publications on irregularities related to public funds and tenders, a Sector 4 Bucharest district mayor, Daniel Băluță (member of the Social Democratic Party), has filed a criminal complaint claiming that journalists at these media outlets were involved in an organised criminal blackmail, without submitting any evidence of such criminal conduct. The prosecutors from the Direction of Investigation of Organized Crime and Terrorism Crimes (DIICOT), before doing any independent investigation, issued subpoenas and called the signatories of the articles for questioning, including the senior editors of two titles, Newsweek Romania and Libertatea (owned by Ringier Group), tacitly accepting the claim of the district mayor, that up till now is not backed by any proof, that they would be the authors and, respectively, “the moral authors” of the so-called blackmail. The interrogation, on May 20, of the editorial coordinator of Libertatea, Cătălin Tolontan, and the journalist Mihai Toma, of the same publication, was a photo/video opportunity for a number of media outlets. Cătălin Tolontan, a well-respected journalist, became the main target of a coordinated discreditation campaign in the media, being unable to defend himself, because while the interrogated journalists had to sign non-disclosure agreements with the prosecutors, certain other media got access and published selected, truncated details from the criminal complaint of mayor Băluță. The attempt to discredit the journalist was led by a publication controlled by a person who has been convicted for being the intermediary of a bribe of millions of euros between a private businessman and a former minister. In their turn, some of the Newsweek journalists (those who initially broke the story about the mayor), were interrogated on May 21. We remind the Romanian authorities that reporting critical stories about people in power, especially about those managing public funds, is a highly protected right of journalists and that it is the utmost obligation of State authorities to guarantee the enjoyment and protect the implementation of such journalists’ rights. We also remind them that collaborative publication across independent media is a standard practice, and not a sign of organized crime activity. We expect and call upon any political parties to instruct their members who occupy public positions to accept public criticism and journalistic investigations and to refrain from using the courts and prosecutors to silence free and critical media. We ask DIICOT to urgently issue a decision in the case, to make public all the documents involved, and to immediately release the journalists involved in this case from their duty of non-disclosure, since they have been targeted by a discreditation campaign without being allowed to defend themselves. We ask DIICOT to analyze if the prosecutor in charge handled this case in accordance with the correct procedures and ethical obligations, and, if needed, to assign another prosecutor to make a decision. We ask the Judiciary Inspection and the General Prosecutor of Romania to launch an investigation into how this criminal claim was handled, if the claim could have been dealt with by other institutions at a lower level than DIICOT, if it had been prioritized because it came from an acting mayor, if prosecutors did any preliminary research to establish whether the claim had any substance before the journalists were ordered to appear before the prosecutor as witnesses. We call on DIICOT to announce publicly if abuses, hierarchical interferences and leaks outside the institutions occured in this case. We ask that such an investigation on the manner in which DIICOT prosecutors handled the case be done with utmost celerity and the results be publicly communicated as soon as possible. We ask the Minister of Justice to use the outcome of such an investigation to facilitate the design of a clear workflow for prosecutors’ offices when dealing with such criminal complaints from officials in power against journalists, having in mind both actual cases of blackmail but also false claims of blackmail that can be used only as a tool for putting pressure on journalists by those who hold public positions. RSF will alert the Council of Europe about this case of judicial pressure on journalists via the “Platform to promote the protection of journalism and safety of journalists”. This dangerous precedent in Romania, which is ranked 48th in the World Press Freedom Index established by RSF in 2021, must not turn into a common practice with the aim of silencing independent journalists. Quite to the contrary, we expect this very disturbing episode will be used by the authorities as an important opportunity to adopt all appropriate measures to prevent such blatant violations of press freedom.ActiveWatchReporters without Borders Update on 1 June 2021: An internal investigation has been opened by the Direction of Investigation of Organized Crime and Terrorism Crimes (DIICOT) in Romania. It follows revelations by the investigative outlet RiseProject, reporting on the links between the wife of the prosecutor prosecuting the journalists and the Bucharest district mayor who has initially filed the complaint against them, while they were investigating the irregularities related to the public procurement in his municipality. May 27, 2021From: Reporters without BordersActiveWatchTo the attention of:General Prosecutor of Romania, Mrs. Gabriela ScuteaThe Direction of Investigation of Organized Crime and Terrorism Crimes (DIICOT), Mrs. Oana Daniela Pâțu, Deputy Chief Prosecutor The Judiciary Inspection, Chief inspector Mr. Lucian Netejoru Minister of Justice, Mr. Stelian Ion News Follow the news on Romania Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union Help by sharing this information RSF_en November 23, 2020 Find out more RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive December 2, 2020 Find out more May 26, 2021 – Updated on June 2, 2021 Romania: In an open letter, RSF and ActiveWatch denounce judicial pressures on investigative journalists following a complaint from a Bucharest district mayor to go further News RomaniaEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists Freedom of expressionJudicial harassment Daniel Băluță – Primaria Sectorului 4
Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Treasury to Auction Preferred Stock As Part of Effort to Wind Down TARP in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Home / Daily Dose / Treasury to Auction Preferred Stock As Part of Effort to Wind Down TARP Share Save Previous: Lender, Servicer Call Off $39 Billion Mortgage Servicing Rights Deal Next: Report: Despite October’s Monthly Spike, Foreclosures Declined in 10 States Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The U.S. Department of Treasury has announced its intention to sell some of its preferred Capital Purchase Program (CPP) investments as part of the government’s strategy to wind down the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) and recover remaining CPP investments.In order to sell the CPP investments, Treasury will conduct auctions for all of its preferred stock positions for the following four institutions: First United Corporation (Oakland, Maryland); Liberty Shares, Inc. (Hinesville, Georgia); Lone Star Bank (Houston, Texas); and Porter Bancorp, Inc. (Louisville, Kentucky). In all, Treasury has outstanding investments in 39 CPP institutions.Treasury expects to begin the auctions on or about November 17 and close on November 20 at 6 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, and the auctions will be offered to principally to domestic qualified institutional buyers and certain domestic institutional accredited investors.Signed into law by the Bush administration, TARP was created in 2008 at the height of the nation’s financial crisis in order to implement programs to stabilize the financial system during the financial crisis of 2008. Treasury initially invested $245 billion in TARP’s bank programs, and to date Treasury has recovered $275 billion through repayments, dividends, interest, and other income. The $30 billion overage has resulted in a significant profit for taxpayers. The Small Business Lending Fund (SLBF) has resulted in the repayment of about $2.2 billion in TARP funds by CPP institutions that refinanced their repayments under the SLBF. Congress created the SBLF as a way for CPP institutions to repay TARP funds.TARP has also helped several other industries become financially stable, including credit, auto, housing, and the investment to bail out AIG. To date, about $420 billion has been disbursed for TARP, and Treasury has recovered 99.2 percent of that money, according to Treasury’s web site. The only industry for which Treasury has not recovered more than 100 percent of the money disbursed is the auto industry, which is at 86.3 percent, according to Treasury’s web site.”The goal remains to protect taxpayer interests, promote financial stability, and preserve the strength of our nation’s community banks,” Treasury said in a press release. “Treasury will continue to use a combination of repayments, restructurings, and sales to manage and recover those remaining investments.”TARP is expected to cost the government about $37.5 billion, far less than the $700 billion which Congress authorized for the program. Much of the cost has gone toward TARP to assist struggling homeowners avoid foreclosure. November 14, 2014 911 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Capital Purchase Program TARP Troubled Asset Relief Program U.S. Department of Treasury Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Capital Purchase Program TARP Troubled Asset Relief Program U.S. Department of Treasury 2014-11-14 Brian Honea Sign up for DS News Daily The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribe Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland.