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Email Address Regions: UK & Ireland Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter People’s Postcode Lottery MD welcomes government consultation into society lottery sector, but calls for rethink on limits Government urged to show ‘more ambition’ over lottery thresholds 2nd July 2018 | By contenteditor Topics: Legal & compliance Lottery AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter People’s Postcode Lottery managing director Clara Govier has welcomed the news that the UK government is set to increase the annual turnover limit for so-called “society lotteries” from £10 (€11.3m/$13.1m) to £100m but has called for “more ambition” with draw thresholds.Under the proposals, the government has recommended a modest increase of £100,000 to £500,000 for a maximum draw prize and an increase of £1m to £5m that can be raised by each lottery per draw.Society lotteries are run by charities and other non-commercial organisations such as sports clubs to allow them to raise money for the good causes they support. Sales limits for large society lotteries were last increased in 2009.In a statement released to iGamingBusiness.com, People’s Postcode Lottery managing director Clara Govier highlighted the importance of “future-proofing” the new draw limit given the length of time it has taken since the last review.She said: “We urge ministers to be more ambitious in regards to the draw limit and we will make that point in the consultation period. “The draw limit also impacts on society lotteries and it seems odd that whilst it was doubled from £2m to £4m in the four years from 2005 to 2009, it is only proposed to increase by £1m over the nine-year period between 2005 and 2018. That is despite society lottery proceeds having more than tripled in that period. “Unless the draw limit is future proofed by being raised further than ministers propose, People’s Postcode Lottery expect that additional administration costs will occur over the coming years – stopping charities getting vital funding.”Tracey Crouch (pictured), Minister for Sport and Civil Society, said that society lotteries “make a vital difference to communities up and down the country”.She added: “They are an important fundraising tool for charities and we want to ensure that both society lotteries and the National Lottery are able to thrive now and in the future.”In the 2016-17 tax year, society lotteries raised over £255m for good causes. People’s Postcode Lottery has raised more than £310m for UK charities since 2005, while The Health Lottery has raised over £58m since its launch in 2011. Legal & compliance
Regions: US Land-based gambling operator Boyd Gaming has set out a number of additional measures to mitigate the financial impact of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, including placing most of its staff on unpaid furlough.All commercial casinos in the US are currently closed due to the outbreak, and with the number of confirmed coronavirus cases and related deaths continuing to rise in the country, it is not yet clear when they will reopen.Boyd, which temporarily closed its casinos in mid-March, had already suspended its quarterly cash dividend due to the continued effects of the coronavirus and has now announced further measures.These include placing the majority of its team members on unpaid furlough from April 11. For furloughed staff enrolled in the operator’s health care plans, Boyd said it would pay all insurance premiums until June 30 or their return to work, whichever comes sooner.Read the full story on iGB North America. Land-based gambling operator Boyd Gaming has set out a number of additional measures to mitigate the financial impact of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, including placing most of its staff on unpaid furlough. Casino & games Boyd Gaming places majority of staff on unpaid furlough Email Address Topics: Casino & games Finance Strategy Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 9th April 2020 | By contenteditor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter
Dangote Flour Mills Plc (DANGFL.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Dangote Flour Mills Plc (DANGFL.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Dangote Flour Mills Plc (DANGFL.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Dangote Flour Mills Plc (DANGFL.ng) 2016 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileDangote Flour Mills Plc mills wheat and produces wheat products in Nigeria which includes bread flour, confectionary flour, pasta semolina and bran (wheat offal). Pasta products made by the company are spaghetti and macaroni. Dangote Flour Mills is a subsidiary of Dangote Industries Limited which is one of Nigeria’s largest and fastest growing conglomerates. The company’s flour mills are located in Apapa, Kano, Calabar and Ilorin with a total installed capacity of 5 000 metric tons per day. Subsidiaries include Dangote Pasta Limited, Dangote Noodles Limited and Dangote Agro Sacks Limited. Formerly known as Tiger Branded Consumer Goods Plc, the company was incorporated in 2006 following a strategic decision by Dangote Industries Limited to unbundle various operations. Dangote Flour Mills Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
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Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. The Darktrace (LSE:DARK) IPO saw shares of the cybersecurity firm priced at 250p. Then strong demand during conditional dealing drove the price to 350p. This morning, Darktrace shares hit the London Stock Exchange and currently trade at 344p, valuing the company at around £2.2bn.Cybersecurity is a growing market, and Darktrace has an apparently unique offering. Revenue is growing strongly, and there’s a path to profit. However, clouds are hanging over the IPO. Darktrace could well have been priced at closer to £4bn. 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Darktrace appears to have a compelling offering.Source: company presentationDarktrace risksHowever, as I mentioned, the company faces potentially significant legal and reputational risks arising from its association with Mike Lynch. Mr Lynch founded Autonomy, which Hewlett-Packard bought in 2011. Mr Lynch founded Invoke Capital Partners with the Autonomy sale money, and Invoke was an early investor in Darktrace. Furthermore, Invoke and Mr Lynch provided managerial and technical support to Darktrace until fairly recently. Mr Lynch and others have been charged with fraud in the US relating to accounting irregularities at Autonomy, and extradition hearings are underway.There are no suggestions of accounting irregularities at Darktrace, nor any evidence of wrongdoing by its management. But Darktrace has been accused of using aggressive sales tactics like Autonomy was. Sales and marketing expenses account for 82% of operating costs, well above Avast and Norton’s (22% and 16%). 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The Japan Stay Safe Twitter feed also has live updates and visitors are also advised to download the JNTO’s Safety Tips app.You can also call for tourist advice: Keep track of latest weather updatesThe Japan Meteorological Agency has the latest updates on the typhoon on its website so you can keep track of its path.NHK World News also has information on the weather, transport services and so on in English, providing you with the most up-to-date news.Travel informationA lot of flights to/from Tokyo on Saturday have already been cancelled – check details for Narita Airport or Haneda Airport to keep track of the latest information.Transport change: Bullet train services are being cancelled on Saturday (Getty Images)Shinkansen (bullet trains) services between Tokyo and Nagoya have been cancelled from Saturday morning, and most of those between Nagoya and Shin-Osaka have also been suspended. If you’re going to Australia v Georgia in Shizuoka on Friday night, you will likely be affected so will need to make alternative accommodation/travel plans.JR trains have also been suspended in Tokyo from 9am on Saturday. Again NHK News is a good source for the latest travel information. Huge: The potential impact of Typhoon Hagibis compared to Faxai, which hit in September (Getty Images) What to do in a typhoonTyphoon Hagibis is set to hit the greater Tokyo area on Saturday evening. This ‘super typhoon’ has already caused the cancellation of two Rugby World Cup matches and is threatening Sunday’s fixtures too.It’s the biggest typhoon of the season with a diameter of 1400km and could be one of Japan’s worst-ever storms. Strong winds and heavy rain are expected to affect wide areas of Japan and, as it’s close to a full moon, sea levels will also be higher than normal, so there is a significant risk of flooding on the coast.Danger: Damage caused by Typhoon Faxai last month (Getty Images)It’s an extremely dangerous weather system, but what do you do to stay safe in a typhoon? We’ve put together some advice for those in Japan for the tournament to help…Stay indoorsA simple but important message. Don’t venture outside during the storm because it is extremely dangerous. Three people died during Typhoon Faxai last month and Hagibis is a lot more powerful.Make sure your windows are closed and if you have anything outside – a pot plant for example – bring it inside. This is unlikely for those staying in hotels but if you’re in an Airbnb or rental apartment it’s worth checking there is nothing outside that could blow over or away.If you’re in a hotel, check with staff on the safest place to stay – in your room or a communal area.This video from The Japan Times contains good advice…Be preparedMake sure you have fully charged your phones, laptops and other devices because the typhoon may cause power cuts.Purchase a torch (rather than run the battery down on your phone by using the flashlight) in case of a power cut.Stock up on non-perishable foods and drinks so you won’t go hungry or thirsty while you can’t go outside.Have a bag packed with key items and some sensible clothing ready should there be a call to evacuate. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS If you’re going to be in the area when Typhoon Hagibis hits Japan make sure you know how to stay safe with these tips Keep track of events in Japan via our Rugby World Cup homepage.Follow Rugby World magazine on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
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HBOS employees across the UK have participated in a number of initiatives to raise money for the NSPCC and CHILDREN 1ST. This money was then matched £1 for £1 under the HBOS Foundation’s Million £ Challenge, the main focus of fundraising across the HBOS group of companies which has raised in excess of £2 million in 2005. Fundraising activities included the organisation of Charity concerts and Gala Dinners and sponsored activities. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 5 January 2006 | News 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. HBOS employees raise over £1.2 million for NSPCC 15 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Events Giving/Philanthropy