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Global economic recovery will pick up pace around April 2011, OECD predicts Monday 10 January 2011 7:42 pm Tags: NULL GROWTH in economies across several continents is set to accelerate, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) said yesterday.However, economic growth in Britain is merely showing “signs of stabilisation,” the report said.The OECD’s indicators, measured in November, are designed to anticipate turning points in economic activity six months in advance.“We expect [British] GDP growth to stabilise at 0.3 per cent in the second and third quarters of 2011,” said IHS Global Insight’s Howard Archer, commenting on the latest figures.China, the US, France and Japan showed clear signs of increasingly expanding economies, the OECD revealed.The report’s headline rate for the OECD area increased to 102.8 in November, up from 102.6 in October. All readings over 100 points indicate growing economic activity.Brazil was the only country to record an impending economic contraction, with a score of 98.6.The highest levels were recorded in Germany (104.9) and Russia (105.3). whatsapp Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayotBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof KCS-content whatsapp Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCute Share
Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 30th September 2019 | By Daniel O’Boyle SportPesa halts Kenyan operations after new tax dispute Legal & compliance Topics: Legal & compliance Sports betting Kenya’s largest betting operator SportPesa said it will halt operations in Kenya after the country’s parliament voted to increase a tax on betting stakes at 20% for the 2019-20 fiscal year.On 19 September, the Kenyan Parliament’s Finance Committee proposed a 20% excise tax rate on betting stakes in the 2019/20 budget, an increase from the 10% stake which the treasury proposed in June. On 25 September, MPs voted the budget through, including the 20% tax.SportPesa said in a statement that it would not operate in the country until the rate is changed.“SportPesa is disappointed with the decision by the Kenyan legislature to impose a 20% excise tax on all betting stakes,” the company said. “The tax is based on a fundamental misunderstanding by the Kenyan treasury of how revenue generation works in the bookmaker industry.“Until such time that adequate taxation and non-hostile regulatory environment is returned, the SportPesa brand will halt operations in Kenya.”The company added that it believed authorities had misunderstood the gambling industry when it set the tax rate, which it said would result in a tax bill twice the amount of revenue generated.“The tax is based on a fundamental misunderstanding by the Kenyan treasury of how revenue generation works in the bookmaker industry,” SportPesa said.“The entire betting industry saw Sh200 billion in stakes placed in 2018, but gross gambling revenues were only KES20 billion (£156.4m/$192.5m/€172.2m) from those stakes. The new tax will demand 20% of the KES200 billion figure, making the industry’s tax bill KES40 billion for this measure, double that of actual revenues. This is in addition to the 20% paid to winning customers, 15% tax on GGR and 35% Corporation Tax.“This creates an over-taxed and unfair operating environment that will drive businesses in Kenya underground. For customers, the economic incentive to place bets will be completely removed as the taxes will deprive consumers of their total winnings.“This will have severe consequences for licensed betting companies, which dutifully pay their taxes and ultimately will lead to a decline in government tax revenue to near zero and will halt all investments in sports in Kenya.”The company said that in total, the combined bill from all taxes an operator would face would be KES 76bn.SportPesa had been in the process of returning to operations in Kenya after a previous dispute with authorities over a different tax that also required operators to pay 20% of a bettor’s stake. The dispute dated back to 1 July, when Kenya’s gambling regulator, the Betting Control and Licensing Board (BCLB), declined to renew the licence applications of SportPesa and 26 other companies.The BCLB claimed the operators needed to pay the tax on not only winnings but also betting stakes and as a result owed KES60.56bn in unpaid taxes.After the state ordered telecoms company Safaricom to block banking services to the 27 companies, leaving customers unable to deposit funds — a move SportPesa said violated a court order and that it would take legal action to overturn — SportPesa ended its sport sponsorships in Kenya and placed its 453 employees in the company on leave.The operator and the authorities appeared close to a deal earlier this month, with SportPesa stating on 9 September it believed its licence would “be reviewed and renewed by the Betting Control and Licensing Board and SportPesa can resume normal operations in Kenya.”However, the new tax left the company once again refusing to do business in the country until the situation changed.SportPesa said its closure of operations in Kenya would not impact business operations in other markets or its sponsorships outside of Kenya.Kenyan authorieis and operators have clashed several other times in recent months. In August, president Uhuru Kenyatta called upon the country’s lawmakers to pass a total ban on gambling in the country Regions: Africa East Africa Kenya Kenya’s largest betting operator SportPesa said it will halt operations in Kenya after the country’s parliament voted to increase a tax on betting stakes at 20% for the 2019-20 fiscal year. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address
Zenith Bank PLC (ZENITH.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2012 presentation results for the half year.For more information about Zenith Bank PLC (ZENITH.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zenith Bank PLC (ZENITH.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zenith Bank PLC (ZENITH.ng) 2012 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileZenith Bank Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services for the personal, commercial, corporate, private and investment banking sectors. The company also offers non-banking services such as foreign exchange, treasury, trade services and cash management services. Its full-service offering ranges from transactional accounts, savings accounts and deposits to short term investment funds, association accounts, personal funds management, funds transfer service and import letters of credit. Established in 1990 and formerly known as Zenith International Bank Limited, the company changed its name to Zenith Bank Plc in 2004. The company has three subsidiaries: Zenith Bank (Ghana) Limited and Zenith Bank (Sierra Leone) and Zenith Bank (Gambia) Limited. It has representative offices in South Africa and The People’s Republic of China. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Zenith Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Save this picture!© Dalton Bertini Ruas+ 26 Share Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/804009/cotia-library-garden-ipea Clipboard Manufacturers: Blindex, Cia das Telhas, Reka Iluminação, STW Vidros, ZanchettiStructure:Arquimedes CostaConsultant:Meirelles CarvalhoConstruction Manager:Tomás Bolognani MartinsForman:CearáMetalworker:QuilesWoodwork:AbitacoloArchitects In Charge:Alessio Perticarti Dionisi, Dalton Bertini Ruas, Elizabeth RomaniCity:Granja VianaCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Dalton Bertini RuasRecommended ProductsDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformDoorsVitrocsaGlass Technology in Hotel BeaulacEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsText description provided by the architects. The design of this private library has started from a requisite of space from a bibliophile: to organize and expose a collection of books previously confined in boxes. It was proposed a dialogue between daily habits cultivated in a pre-existing house and a large garden area available.Save this picture!© Dalton Bertini RuasThe additional library’s area intended to maintain distance enough for the recognition of new volume autonomy as well as to be placed comfortably close enough to complement and connect existing balconies and external areas. The zone of transition between new and old volume was established by a generous garden, and its incorporation into the project was determined from distinct purposes of the openings:Save this picture!Site PlanTransparency: north and south facades that aim at a visual contact with existing house and the bordering garden, being protected in the north by eaves that avoids solar rays in summer and invites them to enter in winter;Save this picture!© Dalton Bertini RuasTranslucent: the eastern facade is filtered with inclined horizontal brises, which homogenize external landscape, and at the west facade a dense vegetation filtrates direct sun rays and homogenizes external view;Save this picture!SectionSave this picture!SectionDematerialization: The zenith opening is performed with special high solar filtration glass, and its position dematerializes a continuous brick wall from the main shelf, reflecting and framing the external pines.Save this picture!© Dalton Bertini RuasInner spaces are thus defined by the openings and are arranged by the central double-brick wall, which structure the library main casing. The toilet, the most enclosed space of the design, is the buttress of this mixed structure of wooden pillars and structural masonry wall. In contrast, the most open space is the reading balcony, where one seeks to keep a simplicity of habits of reading under the canopy of a tree.Save this picture!© Dalton Bertini RuasProject gallerySee allShow less9 Unusual and Interesting Small Churches and Chapels, As Selected by SketchfabArticlesWant to Understand the Inner Workings of China’s iPhone City? Start HereArchitecture News Share Photographs Houses “COPY” “COPY” ArchDaily Photographs: Dalton Bertini Ruas Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/804009/cotia-library-garden-ipea Clipboard Architects: IPEA Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeIPEAOfficeFollowProductsWoodBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesGranja VianaBrazilPublished on January 26, 2017Cite: “Cotia Library Garden / IPEA” 26 Jan 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
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James Nicola, volunteer ICT strategic director for Forest YMCA. “We investigated the use of various applications, but they were discounted because of the lack of functionality, the cost of managing disparate systems, and a complex and costly upgrade path. NetSuite offered us a much better value proposition with a high degree of integrated functionality, that has replaced the many disparate software applications we had. NetSuite is now used at the YMCA across the whole organisation from accounting to customer relationship management.” 29 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 London-based Forest YMCA has standardised all its business operations, from finance to customer relationship management, on NetSuite, the online integrated business package for small to medium-sized organisations.Like many charities, Forest YMCA previously used DOS-based accounting, and a range of standalone spread-sheets and Access databases. In order to resolve its IT and business problems it evaluated software such as Microsoft Great Plains, Siebel CRM and SAP Business One, and chose NetSuite.NetSuite claims that, within two months of implementating NetSuite for the charity’s 250 users, Forest YMCA has been able to eliminate 60 spearate departmental databases and cut IT costs “in half”, from £200,000 to £90,000 annually. It also says that with ‘dashboard’ access that offers one view of every YMCA client, supporter and partner, the charity is now “on target to increase turn-over from supporters by 70%”. Advertisement Howard Lake | 29 May 2004 | News Forest YMCA standardises entire operation using NetSuite Tagged with: Digital Finance Individual giving Research / statistics Technology 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.
Tagged with: corporate Events 91 total views, 3 views today 92 total views, 4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Quarriers launches Ten Minute Tea Break campaign Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 27 January 2009 | 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. Scottish social care charity Quarriers is launching the Ten Minute Tea Break fundraising initiative with the aim of persuading employees from 1,000 companies to stage their own Ten Minute Tea Breaks on Friday 6 March. They will be encouraged to raise funds through collections, auctions, cake sales and other simple fundraising methods.The charity tried out the event on a small scale last year by contacting fewer than 100 companies, of which 12 held tea breaks. Along with 38 other tea breaks held by community groups and individuals, the event raised more than £3,500 and its success has persuaded Quarriers to roll it out across the Scottish business community this year.Quarriers’ telephone fundraising agency Relationship Marketing is handling most of the recruitment for the event, aiming to place packs in 800 companies. Calls began last week, on and so far nine packs an hour are being sent to interested companies, two more than the target of seven an hour.Quarriers itself is communicating directly with 200 companies with which it already has a close relationship, using a mix of telephone, email and letter.“The Ten Minute Tea Break is one of the simplest ways to engage people with our cause,” said Bryan McCall, events and community fundraising manager at Quarriers. “Once you get down to it, the fundraising itself is all pretty simple stuff – leaving a collection box on a table, selling home made cakes, holding a raffle or auction. But the key is to find something that brings everyone together to do these things in the first place and a works tea break is such a great rallying call.Gordon Michie, Relationship Marketing’s director of development, said: “It’s not easy being a telephone fundraiser. We can call at the wrong time and it’s important that we don’t make people feel guilty about saying no.“The great thing about calling for the Ten Minute Tea Break is that there’s no wrong time to ask British workers if they fancy a cuppa”.Relationship Marketing has been working with Quarries for the past four years and now handles all welcome, upgrade and reactivation calls, along with the placement of the successful home money box programme.
Facebook Nick Stephenshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nick-stephens/ High school hoops: FWCD falls, Paschal and Arlington Heights win nail-biters High school hoops: Paschal and FWCD fall, Arlington Heights wins road tilt Twitter High school hoops: Paschal and Arlington Heights win, struggles continue for Country Day Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award ReddIt Nick Stephenshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nick-stephens/ Goalkeeper Emily Alvarado takes a goal kick against Baylor on September 28, 2018. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto. Linkedin Facebook Nick Stephens Nick Stephenshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nick-stephens/ Nick Stephenshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nick-stephens/ Previous articleNative American and Indigenous Peoples Day symposium focuses on the presentNext articleLosing streak comes to a halt with victory over Iowa State Nick Stephens RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter High school hoops: Arlington Heights and Country Day lose, Paschal survives Nick is a senior journalism student from Cleveland, Ohio. He covers the TCU soccer team for TCU 360. Nick is an honors student and is minoring in music. TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks printGoalkeeper Emily Alvarado takes a goal kick against Baylor. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.A slow start to Big 12 Conference play last weekend meant that TCU soccer entered Waco Friday night needing a win to right the ship.That win was not forthcoming– the Horned Frogs fell to Baylor at Betty Lou Mays Soccer Field Friday, 1-0.The biggest takeaway from the match was the physicality:referee Guido Gonzales showed early on that he would allow physical play to go uncalled, and he stuck to that officiating throughout.Midfielder Danielle Eule battles with a Baylor player in their match on September 28, 2018. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.“We tried to make it into a soccer game, but I think it was hard for us to do that,” said TCU head coach Eric Bell. “We have to be able to fight to keep the ball once we have it, and I don’t necessarily think we did a great job of that.”TCU came out in their typical 4-4-2 diamond formation, but pressure from Baylor in the first half forced them to switch to a more defensive 4-5-1 to get more numbers in the midfield.Despite a 7-3 shot advantage for the Bears in the first half, an excellent performance by TCU goalkeeper Emily Alvarado kept the game scoreless at halftime.“I know she made one hell of a save in the first half to keep us in it,” Bell said. “Obviously I haven’t seen the tape, but I thought she did a really good job.”The scoreless draw was broken in the 59th minute from a set piece. A foul on TCU’s Tijana Djuricek led to a free kick for Baylor, which was lofted in and found the foot of striker Camryn Wendlandt, who buried it through the legs of Alvarado.The Frogs struggled to deal with set pieces and crosses all night– most of Baylor’s better chances came from balls lofted into the box.After the goal, TCU had to take more offensive initiative, and they did, switching to a 4-3-3 formation with strikers Bright and McKenzie Oliver on the wings.Messiah Bright finds space against a Baylor defender on September 28, 2018. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.Despite the change, the Frogs couldn’t find the back of the net and the match finished 1-0 in favor of the Bears.After the loss, Bell has turned his attention to Sunday’s match against the University of Texas, which is now a must-win.“We need three points– we need three points bad,” Bell said. “I’m glad that we can play at Garvey-Rosenthal on Sunday, and hopefully a bunch of people come out to support us.”TCU returns home to Fort Worth for Sunday’s match. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. + posts Linkedin ReddIt TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello
News Organisation Reporters Without Borders is outraged that Yörsan, a privately-owned dairy products company, is threatening to sue the news website EmekDunyasi.net if it does not withdraw archived articles that reflect poorly on the company. The site could be closed if it refuses to take down old reports about union action taken by 400 Yörsan employees in 2008.“This kind of judicial blackmail is a real problem,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Few journalists dare to criticise private sector companies or financial groups for fear of reprisals. We urge the Turkish courts not to tolerate Yörsan’s censorship attempt, which could set a dangerous precedent for the online media.”The press freedom organisation added: “The company seems to think it has a right to draw a veil over the past. In reality, this is an aggressive public relations initiative designed to suppress records of an industrial relations dispute that is not good for the company’s image.”Yörsan’s lawyer wrote to EmekDunyasi.net on 20 May asking it withdraw the articles within two days under Law No. 5651 on the Suppression of Crimes Committed by Means of Online Publications. Claiming the articles did not “conform to the current situation,” the letter said their availability through search engines or in the website’s archives threatened the company’s “brand value” and “financial reputation.”Article 9 of Law 5651 says: “Anyone who believes their rights are being violated may ask the content provider to withdraw the offending content (…) The content provider or access provider must carry out this request within two days. If the request is refused, the matter can be referred to a police court within 15 days (…) If the court so rules, the penalty for offenders is from six months to two years in prison.” In a statement issued yesterday, EmekDunyasi.net ruled out any possibility of complying with Yörsan’s request. “If this company is so attached to its brand value, it should respect the union rights that are guaranteed by the constitution. We will not withdraw any of the articles that have been posted on our site since its launch in August 2007.” News Receive email alerts TurkeyEurope – Central Asia June 8, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Food company tries to censor news website’s old reports about union dispute News Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor News to go further TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law April 28, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Follow the news on Turkey April 2, 2021 Find out more April 2, 2021 Find out more Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit Help by sharing this information