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The UK’s advertising regulator has told gambling operators to ensure brand ambassadors label social media content promoting their partners as marketing communication after upholding a complaint against Unibet.A tweet from horseracing trainer and Unibet ambassador Nicky Henderson, in which he promoted his latest blog for the betting operator, was referred to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) last month. The tweet read: “We’re underway with the jumps and my exclusive @unibet blog is now ready to read …”The complainant, who believed that Unibet had editorial control over the tweet, challenged whether it breached the CAP Code, particularly rule 2.1 that “marketing communications must be obviously identifiable as such”.Unibet responded that it did not consider the tweet to be a marketing communication, a position shared by Henderson himself.Revealing their relationship with brand ambassadors, Unibet conceded that under the terms of its contract with Henderson it has the right “to manage, with [Henderson’s] assistance, his social media activity throughout the term of the agreement”. The contract stated that Henderson was required to start a Twitter account that would be managed by Unibet on his behalf, though he would have the right to approve all tweets sent on that account.However, Unibet argued that the contract was a generic document that they used for all their ambassadors and was not put into practise as Henderson already had a Twitter account. It added that it was “satisfied that Mr Henderson did not require direct assistance to fulfil his obligations they did not facilitate him in doing so”.Despite Unibet’s argument that the tweet was not a marketing communication, the ASA upheld the complaint, as Henderson was contractually obliged to update his social media accounts and specifically to promote his Unibet blog.“We considered that, because Unibet required Mr Henderson to post about his blog on social media they did have control over the content of tweets relating to the blog,” the ASA said in its ruling.“We therefore considered that, the tweet, which contained a link to Mr Henderson’s blog, was a marketing communication and should have been obviously identifiable as such.”The ASA ordered Unibet and Henderson to ensure that future marketing communications were obviously identifiable as such, “for example by using an identifier such as ‘#ad’”.A tweet posted by Henderson on Tuesday which publicised his latest Unibet blog included the ‘#ad’ hashtag. Marketing & affiliates Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 7th November 2018 | By contenteditor Advertising regulator warns operators to ensure marketing content is identifiable AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Unibet rapped for ‘sponsored’ Henderson tweet Topics: Marketing & affiliates Sports betting Email Address
Equity Bank Group Limited (EQTY.rw) listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2010 presentation results for the half year.For more information about Equity Bank Group Limited (EQTY.rw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Equity Bank Group Limited (EQTY.rw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Equity Bank Group Limited (EQTY.rw) 2010 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileEquity Bank Group Limited is a leading financial institution based in Kenya which offers products and services to private individuals and small-to-medium enterprises, and the corporate banking market. It operates in six geographical markets; Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Rwanda, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The consumer division targets salaried customers or customers who receive regular remittances, such as a pension. The SME division provides financial solutions for working capital needs, property development and acquisition of assets. The corporate division targets large enterprises offering products and services that range from equity, mortgage and asset finance loans to trade finance, development loans and business loans. Formerly known as Equity Bank Limited, the commercial bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Equity Group Holdings Limited. Equity Bank Group Limited is listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange
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It’s just over 60% for the 17 months in which I’ve held it in my own stocks portfolio.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…I’m disappointed, sure. And I’m a little bit worried about the condition of Cineworld’s balance sheet. However, if you don’t hold the leisure giant in your own stocks portfolio, I reckon it’s a brilliant buy at current prices. As well as trading on a rock-bottom forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 5.1 times it carries a monster 8.6% dividend yield for 2020.Bond gets bashedCineworld’s been one London’s biggest stock casualties this week. The ball was set rolling with news that the next big-ticket-selling James Bond adventure ‘No Time To Die’ would be delayed. A release date of April has been put back to November on fears that COVID-19 will hit takings.It was Peel Hunt’s response to the news that sent investors packing though. The broker said that delays to other popular, revenues-spinning titles are “likely” amid mass cinema closures in parts of Asia.As I say, this latest news has me somewhat concerned. I’ve spoken before about the size of Cineworld’s large debt pile, exacerbated by ambitious acquisition activity in North America. If Western audiences stay at home on fears of contracting the virus, and more major movies become subject to delayed release dates, the business may struggle to repair the balance sheet as quickly as it had hoped.Still in good shapeSo the FTSE 250 share has been a bit of a disappointment since I bought in, to put it mildly. But am I still a believer in the company’s long-term outlook? You betcha.The rule of successful share investing is to buy and hold shares for a minimum of around 10 years. Volatility is part and parcel of it, and providing that you’ve bought a company with enough quality, then it should recover from any turbulence.Cineworld is a share that I still really believe in. The timing of its acquisitions in the US and Canada — moves that have made the cinema operator the second biggest on the planet — could have been better given the threat of diving box office takings in 2020.Still, the rationale of expanding into two of the biggest markets makes perfect sense for future growth. Much has been made of depressed cinema takings more recently, but a packed film slate for 2021 and 2022 should help the global box office power to fresh record highs.Good news!Cineworld’s reassuring update today has helped calmed my nerves too. It said that it has not witnessed “any material impact” following the COVID-19 breakout and that it “continue[s] to see good levels of admissions in all our territories.” It also said that it has measures like cost reduction and capital expenditure postponement at its disposal to combat any impact of the crisis.Clearly Cineworld isn’t without risk. But I would argue that this is baked into the company’s bargain-basement, sub-10 earnings multiples. I reckon it’s one of the most attractive dip buys out there. See all posts by Royston Wild
72 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis24 Lords Committee to hear evidence on data protection after Brexit Tagged with: Brexit data data protection 71 total views, 1 views today Advertisement House of Lords EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee is to question Matt Hancock MP, Minister of State for Digital and Culture, on the European Union data protection package this Wednesday (1st February).The UK will no longer be part of the EU-US Privacy Shield or the EU-US Umbrella Agreement once it leaves Europe, and it is assumed that the UK will be treated as a third country on all other data protection issues.The purpose of the session therefore is to explore the Government’s views on the future arrangements for data sharing with the EU and the US and to identify the key safeguards in the EU’s new data protection package, which is due to be implemented in the UK by 2018.According to the House of Lords, the Committee is likely to ask Mr Hancock the following questions:Assuming the UK will be treated as a third country post-Brexit, what will be the default position as a matter of law for data flows between the UK and the EU if we haven’t secured an adequacy decision at the point when we leave the EU?What changes will need to be made to the 1998 Data Protection Act to bring it into compliance with the GDPR and the Data Protection Directive and what timeline is the Government looking at to make the necessary changes?Will the Government be seeking to obtain an adequacy decision to enable data sharing between the UK and the EU after Brexit?What will be the arrangements for data sharing between the UK and the US after the UK leaves the EU?The evidence sessions will start at 10:30am on Wednesday 1 February in the House of Lords. Melanie May | 30 January 2017 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis24 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.
The number of people in the UK regularly giving to charity has declined for the third year in a row, while trust also fell in 2018 according to the Charities Aid Foundation’s latest UK Giving report, released today (7 May).UK Giving 2019 found that the proportion of the British public who are either giving money to charity directly or are sponsoring a friend or family member dropped to 65% in 2018 from 69% in 2016. The report also shows that trust in charities has decreased since 2016, with 48% of people saying they believe charities to be trustworthy, down from 51%.Fewer people also said they had been approached to donate money than in previous years, across a variety of channel including on the street, door to door and particularly direct mail, which fell from 28% in 2016 to 23% in 2018.However, although fewer people reported giving money, those who do are giving higher amounts, with the overall household amount given in 2018 comparable to 2017 at £10.1 billion. Children/young people and animal welfare jointly led the list of the causes people said they donated to in 2018, with 26% of people saying they gave to each of those causes in the past month.The number of people who said they had taken part in a charitable activity or social action, such as signing a petition, buying an ethical product, or taking part in a public demonstration or protest, in the past four weeks also fell for the third year running from a peak of 68% in 2016 to 64%.Despite the decline in participation in charitable or social action however, rates of volunteering have remained stable, as have the rates of people donating goods to a charitable cause such as a charity shop.Susan Pinkney, Head of Research at the Charities Aid Foundation, said:“With three years’ worth of data, we can now see a clear trend in people’s charitable giving and it is headed in a worrying direction. When it comes to trust, fewer than half of those surveyed (48%) said they believed charities to be trustworthy. A further 21% of people said they do not believe charities are trustworthy, an increase from 19% in both 2016 and 2017.“If people lack trust, that means they worry that their hard-earned money is not being well spent when donated to charities. This is a challenge that the entire charity sector needs to tackle head on and find ways to inspire people to give and demonstrate to them that their money is making a difference.”The report’s findings are based on monthly interviews and include a yearly total of more than 12,000 individual interviews. The report covers data collected over three years (2016, 2017 and 2018). Tagged with: Charities Aid Foundation regular giving research trust AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis27 CAF UK Giving Report shows drop in regular givers for third year running Advertisement Melanie May | 7 May 2019 | News Responses to the findings 446 total views, 2 views today 447 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis27 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.
By Eric Pfeiffer – Apr 6, 2021 Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Ethanol Groups Call on Gov. Holcomb to Veto ‘Anti-Ethanol’ Senate Bill 303 Indiana Senate Bill 303 is a bill that has passed the Indiana House and Senate that will require additional labeling for gas pumps that distribute E15 in Indiana. It is now making its way to Governor Eric Holcomb for his signature.“We are calling on Governor Eric Holcomb to veto Senate Bill 303,” says Tim Phelps, executive director of the Indiana Ethanol Producers Association. He says Senate Bill 303 is an anti-ethanol, anti-farmer, and anti-fuel choice piece of legislation.“We strongly believe that Senate Bill 303 will, quite frankly, and why it’s important for Indiana farmers, will directly result in less corn being ground in Indiana to go to products like E15.”Phelps points out that E15 was approved 10 years ago by the EPA and since then, Americans have driven 20 billion trouble-free miles on E15. E15 is available for use in any passenger vehicle 2001 and newer which represents 97% of cars on the road today.So, with all of that in mind, Phelps questions why Indiana would need an additional label warning consumers about E15 that could only potentially confuse them.“E15 already has a label. It’s mandated by the federal government, and it provides this guidance to consumers as to which vehicles the fuel is approved for and which it isn’t. Any state or local label is expressly preempted by both the EPA and FTC regulations. And more than that, the federal government today is undergoing a rulemaking process to make updates to that label. So, really, this is the wrong label in Indiana, this is the wrong bill for Indiana, and this is the wrong time for Indiana, and we really think that the governor should veto the bill.”And Phelps believes farmers should want the governor to veto this bill as well. He’s calling on all farmers in the state to help get that message to Governor Holcomb.“Our friends at Growth Energy have set up a convenient tool that everyone can use. You can text the term ‘VETONOW’ to 52886, and what that’ll do is it’ll set you up and you can send a note to Governor Holcomb telling him that you support E15, you want the state of Indiana to support E15 and not try to sabotage sales of E15 across the state, and urge him to veto this bill.”Plant managers from 9 Indiana ethanol plants have already sent a letter to Governor Holcomb urging the veto. Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor has also sent a letter to Holcomb.To learn more about the bill and the impacts it could have, listen to the full interview with Phelps below.Audio Playerhttps://hoosieragtoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/tim-phelps-senate-bill-303.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Ethanol Groups Call on Gov. Holcomb to Veto ‘Anti-Ethanol’ Senate Bill 303 Previous articleWorld Dairy Expo 2021 To Remain in Madison, WisconsinNext articleHAT Market Analysis for 4/7/21 with EFG Group’s Tom Fritz Eric Pfeiffer SHARE
China’s Cyber Censorship Figures News ChinaAsia – Pacific to go further ChinaAsia – Pacific March 12, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (Reporters Sans Frontières) has managed to confirm that a five-year jail sentence for “subversion” was upheld on appeal against webmaster Huang Qi, in August 2003.The organisation said it was disturbed by the court’s decision, delivered at a secret hearing. It has also learned that Huang has been moved to a prison further away from his home and that his wife has still not been allowed to visit him.”For humanitarian reasons it is essential that Huang’s wife is allowed to visit him,” said Reporters Without Borders, adding that violence to which he was often subjected, was unacceptable.The organisation called on the international community to lobby for his release and for that of 37 other cyberdissidents and Internet users who are in jail in China.Friends of Huang Qi said his appeal was heard in the week of 10 August and that it upheld the five-year jail term handed down at the earlier hearing. Huang, who created the Internet site www.6-4tianwang.com, had been held in detention since June 2000 for “attempting to overthrow the state”. His wife, Zeng Li, was informed of the court decision at the end of August. The two lawyers who defended Hung as far as the appeal, had come under strong pressure from the authorities and decided to withdraw from the case. They also advised his wife not to launch a fresh appeal.During the appeal hearing, guards are said to have ill-treated Huang, holding him down by the throat when he tried to protest at the fast track nature of the case.Huang was moved in September 2003 to Chuan Zhong prison (200 kms east of the Sichuan provincial capital of Chengdu where he was held previously) but his wife has still not been permitted to see him. She sent him several letters that never arrived. She has to find nearly 500 RMB (yuans) a month to ensure that he is properly fed. Only his former lawyers have been occasionally permitted to visit him. Receive email alerts October 8, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Five-year jail sentence upheld on appeal against webmaster Huang Qi Organisation Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Follow the news on China Help by sharing this information Webmaster Huang Qi was sentenced on appeal to a five-year jail sentence after a secret hearing in August. Cyberdissident was later moved to a prison located 200 kms from his house. His wife has still not been permitted to see him. June 2, 2021 Find out more RSF_en China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison News April 27, 2021 Find out more News News
November 25, 2016 Find out more September 5, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two journalists investigated over article about gays in Oman Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Oman RSF_en October 18, 2016 Find out more Joint letter to the Sultan of Oman on the right of press freedom and the targeting of journalists and human rights defenders News OmanMiddle East – North Africa Receive email alerts to go further OmanMiddle East – North Africa News Organisation News Oman: Court postpones verdict of “Azamn” journalists, in a trial held below international standards, according to trial observation report Appeal court lifts ban on daily, but confirms jail for two journalists December 27, 2016 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders condemns the judicial proceedings started today against Samir Al-Zakwani, the editor of the local English-language weekly The Week, in connection with article entitled “The Outsiders” about gays in Oman, which has been widely criticized in the sultanate, especially on social networks.The article, whose anonymous author is also being investigated, was published in the newspaper’s print edition and on its website on 29 August, and was removed from the website three days later.Prominent critics of the article have included Shura Council member Tawfiq Al Lawati. Referring to gay sex, he said: “Promoting such an act and projecting Oman as a safe haven for homosexuality is unacceptable.” The Omani Journalists Association has also “strongly condemned” the article and urged the information ministry to punish the newspaper.Responding to the online outcry, Shura Council chairman Shaikh Khalid Bin Hilal Bin Naseer Al Maa’wali said the council would look into the issue.In a statement released today by the official Oman News Agency, the information ministry said it “does not allow harming the fundamentals, principles, and values of the society or undermining its moral and religious values.”After removing the article from his website on 1 September, the publisher Saleh Al-Zakwani posted the following apology: “The Week places on record that there was never any intention to knowingly or unknowingly cause harm, offend, or hurt the sentiments of the people with our article last week, and we deeply and sincerely regret the article. The Week issues a public apology to our readers whose opinion we respect.”
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns last week’s shooting attack on the home of Abdoul Latif Diallo, the editor of the Dépêche Guinée news website, and calls for a prompt investigation by Guinea’s authorities in order to identify those responsible. News Help by sharing this information © Africaguinee.com News News News February 6, 2018 Guinean website editor threatened, shots fired at home to go further GuineaAfrica Organisation Guinean journalist finally freed after being held for nearly three months Receive email alerts GuineaAfrica May 19, 2021 Find out more Guinean journalist’s continuing detention is “incomprehensible,” RSF says Follow the news on Guinea April 15, 2021 Find out more Guinea : RSF and AIPS call for release of two imprisoned journalists RSF_en Around ten shots were fired at Diallo’s home in a northern suburb of Conakry on the night of 31 January. Diallo told RSF that he had received death threats a few days before the attack and that he thought he was the target of the shots, which went through his living room.He said he was not able to identify those responsible for the shooting or the threats, but he thought they were linked to sensitive stories he recently covered. One of his recent articles was about the alleged involvement of senior members of the national gendarmerie in the murder of the head the treasury department in November 2012. One of these senior officers, Gen. Ibrahima Baldé, tried to contact Diallo in order to “negotiate,” but Diallo refused.“Any form of intimidation or threat designed to prevent journalists from doing their job is completely unacceptable,” RSF said. “The Guinean authorities much launch an investigation without delay in order to shed light on this attack and on the death threats. They have a duty to guarantee the safety of journalists, who must be able to do investigative reporting with complete freedom and without being subjected to any pressure.”Diallo filed a complaint against persons unknown but so far there has been no reaction from the police and judicial authorities or from the High Council for Communication. He said he would nonetheless “not be discouraged” and would continue his investigative reporting “despite everything.”Guinea is ranked 101st out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. April 9, 2021 Find out more