13th January 2020 | By contenteditor NH punters stake $3.4m in first week of mobile wagering Players in New Hampshire have wagered more than $3.4m in the week following the roll-out of mobile and online betting on December 30. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address Players in New Hampshire have wagered more than $3.4m in the week following the roll-out of mobile and online betting on 30 December. As of 6 January, over 16,200 players have registered with the DraftKings-powered sportsbook, which operates under an exclusive contract with the New Hampshire Lottery.Governor Chris Sununu, who placed the ceremonial first bet when sports betting launched, said the early returns show sports betting “was absolutely the right bet for New Hampshire to make”.“With over $3.44 million already wagered here in the Granite State, and with revenues benefitting our state’s education system, this is already proving to be a big win,” he explained. “The demand is there and New Hampshire is happy to serve as the region’s go-to destination for sports betting.”Read the full story on iGB North America. Topics: Finance Sports betting Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: US New Hampshire Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Finance
Delta Corporation Limited (DLTA.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the half year.For more information about Delta Corporation Limited (DLTA.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Delta Corporation Limited (DLTA.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Delta Corporation Limited (DLTA.zw) 2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileDelta Corporation Limited manufacturers and markets international and locally-produced beverages in Zimbabwe. It operates in four segments: non-alcoholic beverages, sparkling beverages, lager beers and traditional beers. Brands in its non-alcoholic range are a flavoured maize drink called Shumba Maheu, and a flavoured drinking yoghurt called Supersip Yogurt. The sparkling beverages division operates two bottling plants and one canning plant; bottling and distributing popular cool drink brands sold worldwide by the Coca-Cola Company, a range of drink mixes and an energy drink called Burn. The lager beer division operates two breweries; bottling and distributing international brands such as Castle Lite, Miller’s, Peroni, Redds, Brutal Fruit and Sarita. Delta Corporation Limited has a monopoly in the traditional beer market in Zimbabwe with 14 breweries located across the country; brewing and distributing a well-known sorghum beer brand called Chibuku. Other subsidiaries have interests in transport and logistics, barley and sorghum malting, food processing, packaging, retailing wines and spirits, recycling, tin can production and leadership training. Delta Corporation Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange
See all posts by Roland Head Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address Roland Head owns shares of IG Group Holdings. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. I’d buy these 2 super dividend stocks as the FTSE 100 slump continues Roland Head | Saturday, 21st March, 2020 | More on: IGG NXT You’re probably tired of reading and thinking about the FTSE 100 crash. It’s really not much fun, especially if you’ve seen the value of your dividend stocks crash over the last few weeks.I think the safest investing plan in this market is probably to focus on high quality businesses. That means those with a track record of thriving in tough circumstances. Both of the dividend stocks I’m looking at today pass this test, in my opinion.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Always in fashionFashion retailer Next (LSE: NXT) hasn’t rushed to update the market on the impact of the coronavirus outbreak. Sensibly, the company decided that there was no point rushing in with a vague, half-baked warning that profits might be lower this year.Instead, management spent time modelling various scenarios in detail. On Thursday, it published details of this work with its annual results. The result? Next could “comfortably sustain” a £1bn (25%) sales fall without exceeding its current lending facilities.Impressive stuff. That’s a big chunk of sales to lose without suffering any financial problems. Of course, Next’s profits would be hit badly if sales drop in this way. But that’s not important — profits will fall at most companies this year.What we need to focus on as investors is the long-term security of this business. Will it survive? And will shareholders be wiped out in a debt refinancing? With Next, I’m confident the business will survive. And I’m also confident shareholders will continue to be rewarded for their support.A great dividend stockNext boss Lord Wolfson always has plenty to say that makes sense. And he’s pointed out that the coronavirus could speed up changes in consumer behaviour that will stay with us after the pandemic. Such as? Well, the shift to online shopping could accelerate, for example. We can’t be sure, but I’m confident Next will remain well managed and highly profitable.I think profit forecasts for 2020 are largely a waste of time at this stage. But based on Next’s results for last year, the shares currently trade on around nine times forecast earnings. And they have a dividend yield of around 4%. I think that could be a good entry point for a long-term investment.Market crash boosts profitsVolatile market conditions can be scary. But the high trading volumes we’ve seen in recent weeks have been good news for brokers and other firms that handle stock market transactions. Fee revenue is up.My pick is FTSE 250 spread betting and CFD provider IG Group Holdings (LSE: IGG). This is one of my largest shareholdings, and I’ve been buying more in recent weeks.On Thursday, the company issued a trading update confirming that revenue in the quarter to 29 February was 29% higher year-on-year. That’s pretty impressive considering the market only started to fall in mid-February.I’d expect a similar performance in March, but beyond that, who knows? Yet it’s worth noting that the IG share price has only fallen by about 17% this year. Now, that’s much less than the wider market drop of around 30%.IG shares currently trade on about 15 times forecast earnings, with a dividend yield of 7%. As we’ve seen, owning this stock can provide some protection against market falls. At current levels, I think the shares should be a very good buy. Image source: Getty Images. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. 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Why I’d buy cheap dividend shares for a passive income Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Peter Stephens | Thursday, 4th February, 2021 Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Image source: Getty Images. Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address Cheap dividend shares could offer a relatively high passive income over the next few years. In some cases, they’ve high yields versus their historic averages because they’ve yet to recover from the 2020 stock market crash. And, with other mainstream assets such as cash and bonds offering low returns due to low interest rates, dividend stocks may offer an attractive means of funding retirement.Of course, they come with higher risks than other assets. As such, seeking to manage risks could be a prudent step in the long run.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…High passive income returns from dividend sharesDividend shares have been a popular means of obtaining a passive income in retirement for many years. They’ve generally offered a high return that’s grown at a brisk pace. At the present time, some dividend stocks offer higher returns than their long-term averages. They may face challenging operating conditions that have the potential to improve as an economic recovery takes hold. This may allow them to deliver rising profits and higher dividends.Clearly, an improvement in their financial prospects isn’t guaranteed. Risks are high across the world economy at the present time and could even cause a fall in dividends for some companies and sectors.However, the past performance of the world economy suggests that a return to growth, and stronger operating conditions for many industries, could be ahead in the coming years. This may lead to rising passive incomes across many sectors.Relative income prospectsAt the same time as dividend shares offer a relatively high passive income opportunity, other mainstream assets appear to have much more limited scope to provide an income in retirement. For example, low interest rates have caused bond prices to rise so that their yields are extremely low in many cases. Similarly, cash savings accounts now often offer returns that are below inflation.As such, there may be fewer opportunities for investors to obtain a worthwhile income from their capital in retirement. This doesn’t mean dividend shares should be the sole means of obtaining an income, since diversification among asset classes could reduce risk. However, it could mean that the importance of dividend stocks has increased over recent years.Managing riskAs well as diversifying among asset classes, holding a range of dividend shares can help to reduce risk. They may also provide a more resilient passive income in retirement. This task’s been made easier in recent years by lower sharedealing charges. That may make diversification more accessible to a wider range of investors.Although diversifying won’t eliminate risk, it can reduce an investor’s reliance on a small number of businesses from which they obtain their income.One or more of them may experience difficult operating conditions that cause their dividends to fall. But that may have a smaller impact on a diverse portfolio than on a concentrated set of holdings. See all posts by Peter Stephens
B&Q offers £50-500 of goods for local environmental projects 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. Howard Lake | 21 April 2004 | News DIY retailer B&Q is backing the environmental campaign Environment Agency Action Earth run by the national charity CSV (Community Service Volunteers) in the run-up to World Environment Day on 5 June 2004.Environment Agency Action Earth 2004 already has more than 700 registered projects across England and Wales. It asks people to identify ways in which they can improve their local environment and then organise their own projects to meet that community need. By registering their project with CSV, community groups are eligible for a small grant to help with set-up and running costs.Under its “Better Neighbour” grant scheme B&Q will contribute additional funding in the form of sustainable materials from anything from £50 to £500 per project providing the store has funding available within their budget and that the project meets certain criteria. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Applications must be from a registered charitable organisation, school or other recognised community group. 19 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
15 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Ireland Funds have raised $7 million so far this year for causes in Ireland, according to its chief executive Kieran McLoughlin.The money will be used in the form of grants and gifts to arts, social and community organisations across the island of Ireland, according to a report in the Irish Times.Kieran McLoughlin said the funds had been raised against a “relentlessly challenging economic and philanthropic environment”.At its best the fund raised around $23 million in one year, although this year it says it expects to raise $14 million throughout its world network of funds.In the past ten years, the American Ireland Fund, the largest of the 12 funds in the worldwide network, says it has provided $110 million to 1,200 organisations. It runs a series of high profile galas in the United States, with the most recent in New York raising around $3 million when it honoured U2’s singer Bono.www.irlfunds.org Tagged with: Funding Ireland AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. Howard Lake | 1 July 2010 | News Ireland Funds raise $7 million for Ireland
RSF_en March 17, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Blogger’s death in detention still unexplained one year later June 9, 2021 Find out more News Organisation Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Tomorrow is the first anniversary of blogger Omidreza Mirsayafi’s tragic death in Tehran’s Evin prison, a death that could have been avoided if the prison staff had not been negligent. “If they have acted promptly and done what was necessary, Mirsayafi could have been saved,” Reporters Without Borders said. “His death is all the more regrettable as his detention was totally unjustified.”Mirsayafi collapsed at 12 noon on 18 March 2009 and was taken to the prison infirmary. The prison authorities then took three hours to transfer him to Loghman Hakim Hospital in the centre of Tehran. Admitted at 4 p.m., he died an hour later. An autopsy by a forensic doctor gave the cause of death as suicide by means of an overdose of a prescription drug (propranolol). The body was handed over to the family for burial.His family called for a second autopsy in vain. A commission under the health ministry’s supervision issued a report in November 2009 that came to the same conclusions as the forensic doctor. The family brought a complaint against the Evin prison authorities.Reporters Without Borders supports the family’s call for an investigation by an independent and impartial commission and the release of all documents that could shed light on the circumstances of Mirsayafi’s imprisonment and death.Many questions remain unanswered. Why did the judge ignore Mirsayafi’s lawyer when he said his client would be unable to endure imprisonment because of his depressive tendencies? How was Mirsayafi able to obtain 50 pills without anyone noticing? Why did the prison staff take so long to transfer him to hospital despite the obvious urgency and gravity of the situation? Everything points to gross negligence on the part of the authorities in the medical and psychological treatment they accorded Mirsayafi.“Mirsayafi’s death is emblematic of the tragedy affecting dissidents in Iran today,” Reporters Without Borders said. “He is a symbol of all those who are hounded, persecuted, arrested, jailed and silenced. We pay tribute to his memory and we demand the immediate release of the 50 or so journalists and bloggers who are currently detained in Iran just for expressing their views freely.”Agence France-Presse has meanwhile reported that Revolutionary Guards arrested around 30 netizens on 13 March. The arrests, which yet again had no legal basis, show that the authorities are reinforcing their crackdown on Internet users. For the first time those arrested were formally accused of direct links with opposition groups based abroad and western intelligence agencies including the CIA.The Iranian authorities hold the CIA responsible for all the protests that have been taking place for the past nine months, accusing it of supplying software for circumventing censorship and inciting people to take part in banned demonstrations.Reporters Without Borders urges the authorities to immediately name the 30 people who are being held and give the reasons for their arrests. Charges must be personal, not collective, and their rights must be respected.More information about Omidreza Mirsayafi:http://www.rsf.org/Call-for-independent-probe-into.html http://www.rsf.org/Shock-at-death-of-blogger-in.html March 18, 2021 Find out more to go further Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information News IranMiddle East – North Africa Follow the news on Iran News Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists IranMiddle East – North Africa News After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists February 25, 2021 Find out more
News UpdatesCat Owner Moves Kerala HC Challenging Refusal Of ‘Pass’ For Buying Pet Food Amid Lockdown [Read Petition] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK5 April 2020 1:12 AMShare This – xChallenging the refusal of Kerala police to issue ‘pass’ for buying pet-food amid the COVID-19 lockdown, a cat-owner has filed a writ petition in the High Court of Kerala.The petitioner, N Prakash, an owner of three cats, is aggrieved by the decision of the police to refuse him vehicle pass for purchasing cat food.In the petition filed by him as party-in-person, he states that the cats are fed…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?LoginChallenging the refusal of Kerala police to issue ‘pass’ for buying pet-food amid the COVID-19 lockdown, a cat-owner has filed a writ petition in the High Court of Kerala.The petitioner, N Prakash, an owner of three cats, is aggrieved by the decision of the police to refuse him vehicle pass for purchasing cat food.In the petition filed by him as party-in-person, he states that the cats are fed a biscuit named “Meo-Persian”, since he is a vegetarian and non-vegetarian food is not cooked in his house. One packet of 7 kilogram of “Meo Persian” is sufficient for the cats for three weeks. After the stock got exhausted, he applied online for vehicle pass for travelling to Cochin Pet Hospital on April 4 for buying the said brand of cat food.As per the guidelines issued by Kerala police, people should obtain a prior permit based on an affidavit for going out of their homes for essential services during the lockdown period.His request was rejected by the police saying “We regret to inform that your request for affidavit/Emergency Pass is rejected”.This decision is challenged as “arbitrary and illegal” by the petitioner.The petitioner states that right to get food and shelter is a guaranteed right for domesticated animals under Sections 3 and 11 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. “Right to dignity and fair treatment is not confined to human beings alone, but to animals as well”, the petition states referring to the 2014 SC decision in Animal Welfare Board of India v. A.Nagaraja(Jallikettu ban case). Relying on this decision, the petitioner argues that even animals have fundamental right to life under Article 21 of the Constitution.”The sad plight of the cats in the event of non-availability of the food ought to have been taken note of by the authority under the respondents and ought to have permitted the petitioner to travel to the Cochin Pet Hospital, Kadavanthara for purchasing the cat food. The rejection of the request made by the petitioner in this regard is high handed and arbitrary. The authority under the respondents cannot deprive the life of three innocent cats by his mere “Ipisi Dixit””, the petition states.A bench comprising Justices A K Jayasankaran Nambiar and Shaji P Chaly will consider the petition on Monday via video conferencing.The Ministry of Home Affairs has clarified that “animal feed and fodder” is an essential item, for which movement is permissible during the 21-day lockdown period declared for combating COVID-19 transmission.Click here to download petitionRead Petition Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
Drew Bloksberg/iStock(MUSCASTINE, Iowa) — An Iowa mother is looking to press charges after her son with special needs was beaten up in the hallway of his high school.Vicky Zhan is working with school resource officers at Muscatine High School to press assault charges after video of the altercation on Monday circulated throughout the school, she told Moline, Ill., ABC affiliate WQAD.Zhan identified the boy who is punched repeatedly in the head as her son, Coby. She told WQAD he has special needs.“You don’t do that to a handicapped child. My child is handicapped,” Zahn said. “He didn’t even have the chance to defend himself yesterday … at all.”The principal of the school sent out a letter to parents following the incident, saying, “when an aggressive act occurs, we intervene as quickly as possible.”The boy who can be seen throwing punches in the video has not been identified, but Principal Terry Hogenson said, per protocol, they interview all involved in an altercation and involve police if necessary.“No act of aggression is dismissed or accepted within the school setting,” Hogenson said.Muscatine police did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment to say whether or not they had been contacted by the district.It was not immediately clear what led to the fight, but Zahn said it doesn’t matter.“I mean if they did [say] words, let’s say they did, that’s not a reason to do that to him,” she said.“He was walking down the hall, going to his first hour class,” she added. “This kid came running up behind him … I guess he hit him. My son said, ‘Dude!’ And next thing you know it’s pow pow.”Coby suffered a minor hematoma, a collection of blood that pools outside the blood vessels, and is recovering, according to Zahn. He returned to the school on Tuesday.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.