eSports betting roundtable

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address Topics: Casino & games Sports betting Strategy Tech & innovation Video gaming 26th June 2019 | By contenteditor Much has been said of the potential returns for the bookmaker that brings esports betting into the mainstream. However despite numerous attempts, no company appears to be close to doing so. Those looking to crack the market discuss the challenges they face.iGaming Business: The number of commercial tie-ups between gambling operators and esports teams as not been as high as anticipated. What is preventing them from happening? Eirik Kristiansen, CEO  and founder, Pixelbet (EK): One of the main reasons is that the prices have been inflated substantially by the booming interest surrounding esports. Many operators will baulk at making such deals, especially when the sponsorship costs and expected ROI don’t add up. Another reason is simply that the esports markets are largely focused on pre-match offerings and in-play segments are lacking compared to more traditional sports.Esports such as League of Legends and DOTA2 contain too many variables for any human to accurately evaluate odds in real-time, so esports betting will have to rely on machine learning and AI to perform these tasks. The technology is almost there when it comes to pricing up in-play markets; once that happens it will dominate the sector and we will see many more collaborations between teams and operators.Luca Pagano, CEO, Qlash.gg (LP): The esports industry has still not reached maturity and the potential is not yet strong enough for operators to release huge funds into esports organizations. The fact that the different game titles are controlled by different publishers, each having their own approach, structure and vision also doesn’t help in that respect. Integrity issues can crop up if there is no unified body to regulate the market.However, probably the largest barrier for widespread entry of gambling operators in the esports market is reputational. A large part of the audience and also a lot of the players in the industry are underage and targeted advertising of gambling services might be seen as detrimental to society, not to mention it can potentially lead to legal issues. Having said that, with the industry growing as fast as it is, inevitably the gambling operators will find a way to get involved, which will surely speed up the growth even more.James Harding, former esports pro and founder of 2GD Studio (JH): I would say all of the above play a part. There isn’t a main culprit, but it should be pointed out that behind the scenes there are plenty of game developers turning down millions because they want to safeguard their reputations, and that of the industry. Or of players on low salaries who have rigged matches and publishers who have wanted to ban all teams from having betting sponsorships. The list goes on. The resolve should be simply to work with the company that owns the game.IGB: An issue now coming up for US professional athletes post-PASPA is the potential use of their personal data for sports wagering purposes via the various deals between the leagues. Is the esports industry aware of these issues coming down the track, and if so, how is it addressing them? JH: Esports betting is still in its infancy. I very much doubt the industry has even looked into this seriously.EK: As esports are evolving faster than any other sports segment, data is likely to become an even bigger issue than in traditional sports. A tremendous amount of data must be gathered for an operator to accurately set odds for in-play betting, and personal data is now also being added into the equation.One of the issues that emerges when gathering vast amounts of data is how this data will be collected and disseminated. There are no signs of data collection slowing down and as it continues on its trajectory. Tackling the issues will need a clear approach to ensure that it does not lead to privacy issues, disputes over whether players, teams, game creators or operators own the different datasets. Personally I don’t think the esports industry has thought much about the potential ramifications of these issues. In addition, data gathering is moving so fast that it is unclear how fast it will get these issues under control.LP: Esports regulation is just not in place yet, associations are new and not established and especially the  idea of an “esports athlete” is non-existent – most of the nations don’t have it in law as a profession. Therefore it certainly does become an issue that data of esports players may be at risk, but also there is the opportunity to establish it in a safer  way as we are in the period of regulating and figuring things out.IGB: Will the future of esports wagering be driven by traditional betting operators, esports-only operators (Unikrn, Pixelbet) or skin betting operators becoming legitimised? EK: Skin betting and in-game item marketplaces are already huge, both for game creators and those making a living buying and selling items online. This is only likely to continue growing massively as esports evolve. As long as an item has a value and is stable enough to be bought, sold, traded or gambled with, it will happen, without a doubt.However, as an operator we strongly believe that the fully licensed esports-only operators will dominate the esports betting scene going forward. Traditional betting operators will most likely have a share of the esports betting market as they offer a wide variety of sports, but pure esports-focused operators will gain the biggest share of market going forward. When skin betting (or equivalent) is regulated, it will be a natural addition for esports-only operators’ existing platforms. I am doubtful the traditional betting operators would follow on this.JH: The market leader from the betting operators will most likely be whoever can forge a good relationship with the games’ intellectual property owner.LP: If the projections on the size of the esports industry become reality, it could soon overtake some established sports. When that happens there will be enough space under the sun for all kinds of operators. The big players in the market will get involved and will naturally gain significant market share by leveraging their large userbase and operational structure.More targeted operators that offer a more customised user experience will also be successful. The pie will be big enough and we expect to see a similar service level and market distribution of betting operators to what we currently see in the traditional sports scene.IGB: What should we be looking out for with regard to esports in the next six to twelve months? JH: New esports games. Tournament organizers that have decision-making powers over sponsorship deals. Up and coming game developers/publishers that own the esports titles, their intellectual property and data round them will gain in importance in the next 12 months.EK: For me the key ingredient to turning esports into a full betting offering is credible, real-time in-play odds and fast payments. At Pixelbet for example you can make a deposit, play, win and withdraw and the money is in your account within five minutes. These features, combined with live bets that can be placed and settled in a matter of seconds, will be a paradigm shift in the way esports betting is done. This will surely be in place within the next 12 months, and the operators that can settle bets, make the fastest payments and combine that with the most varied odds will be leaders in esports betting. LP: Clearly expectations are for continued growth. All the statistics point towards young generations being highly interested in esports. Technological availability also plays a huge role in allowing the industry to quickly grow, even in less developed regions, bringing huge visibility to esports on mobile especially. Investments, sponsorship deals, number of organisations in the scene, online and live spectators – these are all on the rise and we expect to see this trend accelerating.Infrastructure is also being developed with dedicated esports arenas and studios under construction. Franchises like the Overwatch league are testing whether traditional models can be profitable in esports. TV rights will also become an extremely important aspect for both publishers and teams. New monetisation methods through online streaming and mobile apps are being developed. Merchandise sales will inevitably be a big part of revenues for competitive organisations. Overall, the common feature is that the industry is extremely dynamic and there is growth on all fronts.The participants in the roundtable will be speaking on the Learn from Esports pioneers – Assume your position! panel at iGB Live! in Amsterdam on July 17.  Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Video Gamingcenter_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Casino & games Much has been said of the potential returns for the bookmaker that brings esports betting into the mainstream. However despite numerous attempts, no company appears to be close to doing so. Those looking to crack the market discuss the challenges they face. eSports betting roundtablelast_img read more

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Bulgarian regulator suspends Eurofootball licence

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Legal & compliance Tags: Online Gambling Topics: Legal & compliance Sports betting Regions: Europe Central and Eastern Europe Bulgaria Bulgaria’s State Gambling Commission (SCC) has suspended the licence of Eurobet, the country’s oldest sports betting operator, for three months over unpaid betting taxes. Email Address Bulgarian regulator suspends Eurofootball licence 25th March 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Bulgaria’s State Gambling Commission (SCC) has suspended the licence of the country’s oldest sports betting operator, Eurofootball, for three months over unpaid betting taxes.The commision said it took the decision due to unpaid state fees and interest, which totalled a combined BGN328.9m (£154.4m/€168.2m/$182.4m). Under Bulgaria’s gambling act, the SCC may suspend the licence of any operator with debts of over BGN5,000 and no collateral.These fees are primarily from gambling taxes, which are set at 15% of turnover for sports betting and 20% of revenue for games of chance. The commission said Eurofootball paid its sports betting taxes based only on revenue, rather than on turnover.In a message on its website titled “Another destruction of Bulgarian business leaves thousands of families without income”, Eurofootball struck back at the SCC’s decision.“We would like to point out that Eurofootball OOD has been around for almost 30 years and has always paid the due state fees in accordance with the Gambling Act, which were explicitly approved by the Minister of Finance directly and by the State Gambling Commission,” the message said.“In order to protect the interest and the name of the business, Eurofootball took all necessary and possible measures, according to the Bulgarian and European legislation, but the government used the whole repressive apparatus of the state against our team and the lawyers involved in the case.”The business said that the SCC took “systematic illegal actions” against Eurofootball in order to allow non-Bulgarian betting operators into the country.Eurofootball said the move would harm its nearly 800 point-of-sale partners, 2,300 employees and the people of Bulgaria as a whole through loss of tax revenue.Eurofootball is owned by Vasil Bozhkov, who Bulgarian news reports say was arrested earlier this month. Following this news, National Lottery AD – another Bozhkov-owned operator which operates the site 7777.bg – handed back its operating licence to Bulgarian State Commission on Gambling, prompting Kambi to temporarily suspend sports betting service contract with the operator.Kambi said that, if the suspension continues, “the impact on Kambi’s 2020 revenues is expected to be a small negative”,Last month, the state-owned Bulgarian Sports Totalisator (BST) was granted a monopoly over lottery products in the country, after a bill filed in January this year passed into law. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterlast_img read more

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starafricacorporation Limited (SACL.zw) 2000 Annual Report

first_imgstarafricacorporation Limited (SACL.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2000 annual report.For more information about starafricacorporation Limited (SACL.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the starafricacorporation Limited (SACL.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: starafricacorporation Limited (SACL.zw)  2000 annual report.Company Profilestarafricacorporation Limited is an established sugar refinery in Zimbabwe; manufacturing and marketing sugar-based products under two well-known brand names, Goldstar Sugar and Country Choice Foods. Its product range comprises icing sugar, golden syrup, honey syrup and maple syrup. There are only two sugar mills in Zimbabwe and both are owned by Starafrica Corporation; producing products for local consumption and for export to countries in sub-Sahara Africa. Its subsidiary companies are Starafrica Operations (Private) Limited and Silver Star Properties (Private) Limited which is a property division involved in managing commercial, manufacturing and residential premises in Zimbabwe. starafricacorporation Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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If a crash is coming, I think these FTSE 100 stocks are worth buying

first_img Image source: Getty Images. Yesterday, I gave some tips on how private investors might deal with a market crash. One suggestion was proactive rather than reactive: assume a meltdown is around the corner and get your portfolio in order so it won’t affect your ability to sleep when it arrives. As part of that I think it might be a good idea to increase your exposure to companies operating in defensive industries.Here are three of my favourites from the FTSE 100.  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…Steady incomeWith the threat of nationalisation under a Jeremy Corbyn-led government now eliminated, it’s no surprise that power provider National Grid (LSE: NG) is back in favour with investors looking for reliable blue-chip stocks.The only drawback to buying a slice now is that it’ll cost you more. A 20% increase in its share price since Boris Johnson’s election victory means the £37bn cap now trades on 18 times earnings. That’s not expensive compared to, say, your average tech play, but it’s quite rich for what is, to be frank, a rather dull company with fairly limited growth prospects.Of course, one could say that this is a price worth paying for stability. Moreover, the Grid remains a great source of income. In the current financial year, for example, analysts are predicting a total cash return of 48.7p per share. Based on the current share price, that gives a yield of 4.6%.All-weather stockAs industries go, I think you’d struggle to find one more defensive than healthcare. Regardless of whether the economy is thriving or not, people will always require drugs and medical treatment.This fact makes owning a pharmaceuticals giant look prudent if you suspect a crash is on the cards. Of the two that feature in the FTSE 100 — GlaxoSmithKline (LSE: GSK) and AstraZeneca — I’d probably opt for the former, even if it’s in the process of splitting out some of its operations following its consumer healthcare joint venture with Pfizer. That JV is called GSK Consumer Healthcare and it intends to de-merge it from its main ops within three years and to list it.Although Astra has a more impressive pipeline of drugs, Glaxo’s shares are significantly cheaper at 14 times earnings (compared to Astra’s 24).The latter’s income credentials are also better. It’s expected to pay out 80p per share in 2020, which converts to a 4.8% yield. Its top tier peer yields 2.8%. Temporary weaknessA third stock worth holding, in my opinion, is beverage giant Diageo (LSE: DGE) — owner of popular brands such as Johnnie Walker whisky and Smirnoff vodka. In contrast to National Grid and Glaxo, its share price has been on a downward trajectory of late thanks to concerns over slowing sales growth.  I don’t think holders should be unduly concerned by a period of stodgy trading. While there’s no way of knowing for sure how long this selling pressure will continue, we can be confident that global demand for premium alcoholic drinks won’t evaporate. Indeed, the low price of Diageo’s spirits relative to other discretionary items means that spending on this kind of item is likely to be fairly steady if the economy wobbles.Diageo’s shares trade on 23 times earnings, making it the most expensive of the three mentioned today. At 2.3%, it also offers the lowest prospective yield. For the geographical diversity it offers, however, I still rate the shares as a ‘buy’. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares If a crash is coming, I think these FTSE 100 stocks are worth buying I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Paul Summers Paul Summers has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended GlaxoSmithKline. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Diageo. 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.center_img 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Paul Summers | Monday, 24th February, 2020 | More on: DGE GSK NG Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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V House / xamploo

first_img “COPY” Area:  3056 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project V House / xamploo 2018 “COPY” Photographs Save this picture!© Camila Cossio+ 24Curated by Danae Santibañez Share Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/908059/v-house-xamploo Clipboard CopyHouses•San Simón el Alto, Mexico Photographs:  Camila Cossio Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project center_img Mexico Year:  Projects Manufacturers: Cemento Tolteca, Helvex, TecnoliteSave this picture!© Camila CossioRecommended ProductsDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsText description provided by the architects. Located on a plain inside the forest of San Simón el Alto, Estado de México. Casa V is designed to enjoy its surroundings. Sunlight, trees, sky and air are always present and flowing to the different spaces of the house. The user always protected from the environment can partially touch nature.Save this picture!© Camila CossioThe house is divided in two main volumes, private and public, by a central garden which acts as a filter of sound between the two volumes and at the same time allows natural light into the back of the house and also grants a spectacular main entrance experience to the inside.Save this picture!© Camila CossioOn the public volume the program is defined by the main services, the kitchen, dining room, living room and terrace in one big space with high ceiling. The private volume holds a program of three bedrooms in two levels. The master bedroom being at the top level.Save this picture!© Camila CossioSave this picture!Section 02Save this picture!© Camila CossioDesigned with timber and brick, the house emphasizes on the use of single spaces with mixed programs and few walls to only guarantee privacy. The public space is a huge gallery of possibilities. The user can open or close the windows to regulate temperatures and experiences to fit its commodities without ever closing up completely to nature.Save this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Camila CossioSave this picture!1st floor planSave this picture!© Camila CossioIn the exterior, wood is used as a skin, mixing its aesthetics to resemble different houses depending on the point of view. Due to the inclination of the terrain, from the interior the terraces loose themselves towards the trees, under this terraces plants grow to visually hold the house on a floating position. The roof with a skylight above the stairs to the master bedroom, has a gabled shaped to unite the house into one volume.Save this picture!© Camila CossioProject gallerySee allShow lessWine & Design ContestIdeasTham & Videgård Reinvent Swedish Timber Row HousesArchitecture News Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/908059/v-house-xamploo Clipboard V House / xamplooSave this projectSaveV House / xamploo ArchDaily Architects: xamploo Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officexamplooOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSan Simón el AltoMexicoPublished on December 26, 2018Cite: “V House / xamploo” [Casa V / xamploo] 26 Dec 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – RainfinityGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® Premium SeriesMetal PanelsTECU®Copper Surface – Patina_VariationsBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersMembranesEffisusFaçade Fire Weatherproofing Solutions in Design District Project LondonSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylight Ridgelight in Office BuildingSwitchesJUNGLight Switch – LS PlusCurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsSpider System – Rabel 15000 Super ThermalWindowspanoramah!®ah! Soft CloseWoodAustralian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH)American Oak by ASHChairs / StoolsOKHADining Chair – BarnettMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

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Casa RC House / PKB Arquitetura + Salt Arquitetura

first_imgArchitects: PKB Arquitetura, Salt Arquitetura Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Projects Brazil “COPY” Area:  7803 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Barra da Tijuca, Brazil Save this picture!© André Nazareth+ 29Curated by Matheus Pereira Share Manufacturers: Florense, Kronotex, Blindex, Deca, Ekko Revestimentos, Estúdiobola, Guandu Mármores, High End, Hunter Douglas, IF Marcenaria, Luma Iluminação, Lumini, Mãos do Oriente, Palimanan, Portobello, Suvinil, Sérgio Rodrigues, Vidro Lopez Fernanda Carminate, Pedro Kastrup, Pedro Salgado 2017 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/942516/casa-rc-house-pkb-arquitetura-plus-salt-arquitetura Clipboard Engineering:LRZ EngenhariaLandscape:SemearCity:Barra da TijucaCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© André NazarethRecommended ProductsRenders / 3D AnimationEnscape3D Real-Time Rendering SoftwareWooden FlooringEGGEREGGER Design Flooring for the House of EconomyWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornText description provided by the architects. Open and transparent spaces composes the Casa RC, a architecture design of PKB Arquitetura in partnership with Salt Arquitetura. Located in Barra da Tijuca, in the city of Rio de Janeiro, the design of the house followed one of the requests of the residents: they wanted to have the feeling of living inside a forest. Thus, the ground floor works as a large balcony facing the outside.Save this picture!© André NazarethSave this picture!Plan – 1st floorSave this picture!© André NazarethIntegration is the main feature on this first floor. The panels are a solution that allows permeability and connection of the rooms between themselves and with the exterior. The few internal walls and the wood panels between the kitchen and the dining room allow the area to become wider or more reserved, depending on the occasion. Large glass panels allow the indoors to have full view of the entire garden around the house. So, outdoor planning became as important as interior design.Save this picture!© André NazarethSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© André NazarethAnother request of the residents, a couple with their three daughters, was that the decoration was modern and practical. The choice of easy-care materials, such as travertine marble, was essential in avoiding problems with wet feet on the ground floor, for example.Save this picture!© André NazarethIn addition, the pool has two different materials; the hijau stone and hitam stone (placed on the sides) emphasizing even more the green of the environment. A streak swimming pool of 16m and a wet deck composes the pool. The surrounding wooden deck has a Jacuzzi in hitam stone. In addition, on one side of the pool is the stairway to the underground sauna, which has an underwater glass display. The upstairs has three suites one for each daughter and a master suite of the couple with 130sqm, including home office, TV lounge and spa. The goal is to offer total privacy on the upper floor and an excellent living area on the lower level.Save this picture!© André NazarethProject gallerySee allShow lessRehabilitation of the Cordoba Congress Center / LAP Arquitectos AsociadosSelected ProjectsApartment 308S / BLOCO ArquitetosSelected Projects Share Casa RC House / PKB Arquitetura + Salt Arquitetura Casa RC House / PKB Arquitetura + Salt ArquiteturaSave this projectSaveCasa RC House / PKB Arquitetura + Salt Arquitetura Year:  ArchDaily Lead Architects: Houses Photographs Photographs:  André Nazareth Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/942516/casa-rc-house-pkb-arquitetura-plus-salt-arquitetura Clipboard CopyAbout this officePKB ArquiteturaOfficeFollowSalt ArquiteturaOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBarra da TijucaResidential ArchitectureBrazilPublished on July 06, 2020Cite: “Casa RC House / PKB Arquitetura + Salt Arquitetura” [Casa RC / PKB Arquitetura + Salt Arquitetura] 06 Jul 2020. 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Sunday Telegraph accuses face-to-face fundraising company of failing to abide by regulations

first_imgSunday Telegraph accuses face-to-face fundraising company of failing to abide by regulations Howard Lake | 24 June 2012 | News Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies face-to-face Fundraising Standards Board Law / policy PFRA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Sunday Telegraph has investigated face-to-face fundraising company Tag Campaigns, part of The Gift Group, and produced undercover video evidence that it says demonstrates “apparent breaches of the self-regulatory code of conduct” and “a failure to disclose to donors” how much the campaign was costing the charity concerned.During a one-day training session, the reporter claims that trainee fundraisers were not informed of the need to make any disclosure that they are paid, a legal requirement for fundraisers in the UK. As a result, trainees within that group failed to make the required disclosures to the public.Part of the footage included the trainee fundraisers being told that one technique used had been to confuse potential donors in order to get them to stop and talk. Best practice standards (the Institute of Fundraising’s Face-to-Face Code of Fundraising Practice, section 4.0) state that fundraisers should “never deliberately confuse, mislead or obstruct the public”.Tag Campaigns fundraisers ask members of the public to make small donations by SMS. Donors are subsequently called and invited to become regular donors.Undercover filmingAn undercover journalist filmed a training session for street fundraisers run by Tag Campaigns. The campaign was on behalf of Marie Curie Cancer Care.你需要安装能够查看此内容的 Adobe Flash Player。Please click here to continue.Response from Fundraising Standards BoardThis was shown to Alistair McLean, Chief Executive of the Fundraising Standards Board, who said that, based on the evidence presented to him, Tag Campaigns seemed to have committed clear breaches of the codes of practice.He said: “The footage of both training and on-street fundraising that I was shown by The Sunday Telegraph is deeply worrying. Professional fundraisers are legally required to make a clear statement disclosing the cost of the campaign and must not deliberately confuse a member of the public.He added that most charities using this method of fundraising did so extremely well and adhered to the necessary standards.He confirmed that “The FRSB has discussed this issue with Marie Curie and is now contacting Tag Campaigns to investigate the allegations.”你需要安装能够查看此内容的 Adobe Flash Player。Please click here to continue. Advertisement PFRA’s responseIan MacQuillin, Head of Communications at the Public Fundraising Regulatory Association (PFRA), told The Sunday Telegraph: “If you are doing SMS text donations there must be a solicitation statement because there is a financial ask. To not do so is breaking the law.”Tag Campaigns’ responseTag Campaigns issued a statement saying: “Having conducted an urgent investigation into the specific allegations, and a review of our current practice, we have decided to institute a new and more rigorous training regime.” It said that it would submit these proposals to the PFRA within the next few days.[View the story “Sunday Telegraph investigates face-to-face fundraising company” on Storify] read more

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Justice for Marcus Smith!

first_imgGreensboroTwo years after Greensboro, N.C., police officers killed Marcus Deon Smith, the Smith family, the Working-class Homeless Organizing Alliance, and their allies took to the streets of Greensboro to celebrate Marcus’s life and demand justice. “We will march until we get #JusticeforMarcusSmith and his family gets reparations; we will march for Black liberation and Black freedom. We will march until we abolish both the prison-industrial complex and racial capitalism,” reads a statement from WHOA.  “There will be a new dawn in Greensboro ushered in by the Black masses of people fed up with demoralization and exploitation.”-report by calvin deutschbein, photo by Working-class Homeless Organizing AllianceFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Fannie Mae Transfers $12B in Unpaid Principal Balance

first_img March 11, 2020 956 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: Fannie Mae UPB in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Fannie Mae has announced that it priced its second Multifamily Connecticut Avenue Securities (MCAS) transaction as part of the company’s ongoing efforts to expand the types of loans covered and promote the continued growth of the credit risk transfer market. MCAS Series 2020-01 is a $425.6 million note offering that complements Fannie Mae’s Delegated Underwriting and Servicing (DUS) and Multifamily Credit Insurance Risk Transfer (MCIRT) programs.”We are excited to bring to market the second MCAS transaction,” said Dan Dresser, SVP, Multifamily Capital Markets and Pricing, Fannie Mae. “The MCAS program provides us a sustainable and scalable way to manage capital as well as promote the continued growth of the credit risk transfer market. We are pleased to see positive market reception, especially given the recent market volatility.”Fannie Mae’s first two Credit Insurance Risk Transfer transactions of 2020, CIRT 2020-1 and CIRT 2020-2, together cover $30.7 billion in unpaid principal balance of 21-year to 30-year original term fixed rate loans, previously acquired from July 2019 through October 2019. Combined, these two deals transferred nearly $1 billion of mortgage credit risk, as part of Fannie Mae’s ongoing effort to reduce taxpayer risk by increasing the role of private capital in the mortgage market. To date, Fannie Mae has committed to acquire approximately $11.6 billion of insurance coverage on $435.2 billion of single-family loans through the CIRT program, measured at the time of issuance, for both post-acquisition (bulk) and front-end transactions.”Over the past six years we have built a market for credit risk that, with each new transaction, continues to draw on the growing interest of insurers and reinsurers. We appreciate our partnership with the twenty-three insurers and reinsurers that wrote coverage for these deals, a new record-high level of participation for a single CIRT transaction,” said Rob Schaefer, VP for Credit Enhancement Strategy & Management at Fannie Mae.The reference pool for MCAS Series 2020-01 consists of approximately 218 multifamily mortgage loans with an outstanding unpaid principal balance of approximately $12 billion. The reference pool includes first-lien multifamily loans underwritten according to Fannie Mae’s standards and acquired by Fannie Mae from January 1, 2019, through June 30, 2019.The loans included in this transaction are a combination of fixed-rate and adjustable-rate multifamily mortgages with unpaid principal balances equal to or greater than $30 million and that have terms less than or equal to 12 years, in addition to other select eligibility requirements.Fannie Mae will retain a portion of the M-7, M-10, and C-E reference tranches in order to align its interests with investors throughout the life of the offering. Fannie Mae will retain the first loss tranche. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: FEMA Sending Additional $38M to Puerto Rico Next: New Challenges to Vacancy Rates Fannie Mae Transfers $12B in Unpaid Principal Balance Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Fannie Mae UPB 2020-03-11 Seth Welborn  Print This Postcenter_img About Author: Seth Welborn Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles Home / Daily Dose / Fannie Mae Transfers $12B in Unpaid Principal Balancelast_img read more

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Paralympians return to Jordan, but will be back in NI for October court date

first_img Previous articleHarte says CRO should be allowed pre-approve loan applicationsNext articleCreggan Man appears at Derry Magistrates Court on explosives charges News Highland Twitter Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson WhatsApp Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey News Pinterest LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Google+center_img Pinterest Paralympians return to Jordan, but will be back in NI for October court date Facebook Google+ Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published By News Highland – August 23, 2012 Twitter Three Jordanian paralympian squad members accused of sexual assault in Northern Ireland have pulled out of the Paralympic Games.The Jordanian team has been training in Co. Antrim, in advance of next week’s competition.The three were detained on Monday and appeared in court in Coleraine yesterday.According to the Associated Press, the Jordanian Paralympic Committee says the three will be flown home later, but that they will be returned to court in Northern Ireland on October 18 for their hearing. Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week WhatsApplast_img read more

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