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RWA dismay as Tasmania confirms 15% PoC tax


first_img The Tasmanian Government has announced that it will introduce a new Point of Consumption Tax on wagering from 1 January, 2020, but Responsible Wagering Australia has criticised the move saying it could harm the racing industry in the Australian state. Following consultation with industry stakeholders, the Government has set the PoC tax rate at 15% of the net wagering revenue of betting operators, but will exclude the face value of free bets provided to punters. The Government said the rate is consistent with most other jurisdictions in the country and also added that there will be a tax-free threshold of AUD$150,000 (£82,538/€92,120/US$101,253) in betting turnover. Legislation to bring the new tax into effect will be introduced in the Tasmanian Parliament next month. According to the Government, the new PoC tax could help bring in an additional AUD$5m in revenue each year, with the net benefits of this to be shared with the local racing industry. However, the Responsible Wagering Australia has said the move could instead have a negative impact on Tasmania’s racing industry. Hon Nick Minchin AO, chairman of Responsible Wagering Australia, said he is disappointed with the decision to introduce what he described as “one of the highest taxes on wagering anywhere in the world”. He said the 15% rate is almost double that introduced in Victoria, while in South Australia, where the rate is also 15%, the state’s racing industry has been badly affected. “The 15% Point of Consumption Tax introduced in South Australia threw a handbrake on that state’s racing industry and has almost brought it to its knees,” Minchin said. “Prize money has been cut, field sizes have shrunk, participants have fled interstate and jobs have been lost. “Starting off a much lower base, the Tasmanian Government has today put that same handbrake onto Tasmanian racing and thrown its future into massive uncertainty. Minchin also pointed out that the Tasmanian Liberal Government will be taxing taxing Tasmanians at a higher rate than any other Australian state. “The evidence is now well settled when it comes to the deleterious impact of these punitive taxes on racing and jobs,” Minchin said. “That is why it is so disappointing the Tasmanian Government has ignored the evidence and decided to hit ordinary Tasmanians with this new tax.”Image: Chuq 8th October 2019 | By contenteditor Finance The Tasmanian Government has announced that it will introduce a new Point of Consumption (PoC) tax on wagering from 1 January, 2020, but Responsible Wagering Australia has criticised the move saying it could harm the racing industry in the Australian state. RWA dismay as Tasmania confirms 15% PoC tax Topics: Finance Legal & compliance Regions: Oceania Australia Tags: Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more


NMBZ Holdings Limited (NMB.zw) 2001 Annual Report


first_imgNMBZ Holdings Limited (NMB.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2001 annual report.For more information about NMBZ Holdings Limited (NMB.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the NMBZ Holdings Limited (NMB.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: NMBZ Holdings Limited (NMB.zw)  2001 annual report.Company ProfileNMBZ Holdings Limited is a registered financial-services holding company in Zimbabwe; operating in the retail and commercial banking sector aswell as treasury, international banking and corporate finance through its principle subsidiary NMB Bank Limited. A second subsidiary, Steward Holdings (Private) Limited, is an equity holding company. Formerly known as National Merchant Bank of Zimbabwe Limited, NMB Bank Limited was established as a retail banking institution in 1992 by a group of Zimbabwe entrepreneurs who had held senior positions in renowned international financial institutions such as the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation. It was granted a commercial banking license in 1999 which enhanced its funding capacity and extended it product offering. NMB Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange and London Stock Exchangelast_img read more


This FTSE 100 ‘fallen giant’ is down 43% in a year. I’d buy this share today!


first_img See all posts by Cliff D’Arcy Image source: Getty Images I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. On Friday, I mentioned that the FTSE 100 is almost a fifth lower over the past six months (down 1,425 points, or 19.2%). Interestingly, the UK’s main market index has slipped by a similar percentage (18.9%) over the past 12 months (it was roughly at the same level earlier this year as it had been last summer). As a value investor, this coincidence sent me sifting through the FTSE 100 to find its worst performers over one year.37 FTSE 100 shares have risenAs I’ve explained before, the Footsie tracks the overall performance of its 101 member shares (yes, 101 members, as Shell lists both RDSA and RDSB shares). So it’s merely an average. Only by digging deeper do some interesting trends emerge.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…For example, though the FTSE 100 has dived over 12 months, no fewer than 37 shares have climbed over the past year. Of these 37 risers, five recorded share-price gains of between 60.4% and 79.9%. A further six shares are up from 22.8% to 52.3%. Given the Covid-19 crisis, these are very impressive capital gains indeed.Another 25 shares have beaten the indexAs two shares were not in the FTSE 100 a year ago, this leaves 62 shares to have lost ground over the past year. Of these 62 fallers, 25 have actually beaten the wider index, having dropped only between 1.5% and 18.7% in 12 months.37 shares have underperformed the FTSE 100This leaves 37 shares that have fallen more than the 18.9% drop recorded by the wider index. Of these, 12 are down between 19.5% and 29%. Another nine have slumped between 31.9% and 38.1%.The FTSE 100’s dirty dozenThe remaining 16 shares have crashed from 40.2% to 69.3%, with the ‘dirty dozen’ – the 12 biggest FTSE 100 fallers over the past year – shown below.BP -43.1%HSBC Holdings -44.4%ITV -45.8%Melrose Industries -46.8%Lloyds Banking Group -47.9%NatWest Group -49.6%Royal Dutch Shell A -51.1%Royal Dutch Shell B -53.1%Evraz -53.3%Informa -54.5%International Consolidated Airlines Group -56.3%Rolls Royce Holdings -69.3%Somewhat unsurprisingly, my ‘dirty dozen’ are very similar to the dogs of the FTSE 100 over the past six months. These ailing companies’ business models have been hit for six by the  coronavirus, with many seeing record falls in revenues and earnings.Rolls-Royce, British Airways owner IAG and Melrose have been clobbered by the collapse in air travel. Likewise, the three big banks (HSBC, Lloyds and NatWest) stand to lose tens of billions due to rising loan losses and defaults. Media companies Informa and ITV have similar issues – a lack of customers and/or advertising. Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich’s Evraz is also doing badly, thanks to falling demand for the miner’s raw materials.This leaves three shares in two FTSE 100 companies: oil supermajors Royal Dutch Shell and BP (LSE: BP). I’d happily buy shares in either or both right now, but BP’s ongoing share-price weakness might make it a better bargain.BP is my ‘best pick’Right now, one BP share costs 298.1p, down 43.1% in 12 months. That’s a lower price than during the worst of the 2000/03 dotcom crash and the 2007/09 global financial crisis. In fact, it’s among the lowest prices BP shares have traded at since 1996.For the record, BP shares have been as high as 556.2p over the past 12 months – almost double their current level. At the other end of the scale, BP’s share price collapsed to a mere 222.9p on 19 March, crashed by coronavirus and an accompanying oil-price slump.But BP is a £60.2bn FTSE 100 giant that paid cash dividends totalling 32.67p over the past four quarters. At today’s price, that’s a dividend yield of 10.96%. Sure, BP may suspend or slash its quarterly dividends, but they will eventually return. Honestly, I dream of banking a return of anywhere near 11% a year, in cash, for a lifetime. That’s why I’d buy BP shares today. Cliffdarcy has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Cliff D’Arcy | Sunday, 26th July, 2020 | More on: BP 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.center_img This FTSE 100 ‘fallen giant’ is down 43% in a year. I’d buy this share today! Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. 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Charity specialist printer in merger


first_img Snap Print Management, which works mostly with charities, is to merge with Leeds based production house RNB Group Ltd.Snap specialises in printed materials, direct mail and postage. The majority of its clients are charities, including British Red Cross, St Mungo’s, Marie Curie, and Save the Children, together with many ex-services charities including Blind Veterans UK, SSAFA, the Gurkha Welfare Trust, and Chelsea Pensioners.The merger will complete on 1 April 2017, producing a company with a £12m turnover.You can find out more about what we do here:  and what RNB Group do here: Snap Print Management Business Development Director Sarah Wiles said that the merger will create a more comprehensive infrastructure and give the company better access to a wider array and depth of services, with faster response times.RNB Group specialise in all areas of marketing fulfilment with services encompassing data, print, digital, document management, web2print and mail services.  Tagged with: Printing Photo: (l-r) Anna Hepton, Paul Bowen, Sarah Wiles (nee Crompton), Sophie Hepton and Amanda Moscovitch at RNB Group Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 Howard Lake | 7 March 2017 | Newscenter_img  223 total views,  1 views today  224 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 Charity specialist printer in merger 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.last_img read more


More websites blocked including RFI and Deutsche Welle


first_imgNews January 28, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 More websites blocked including RFI and Deutsche Welle June 9, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts June 11, 2021 Find out more Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists Organisation News IranMiddle East – North Africa Iran is stepping up pressure on journalists, including foreign journalists, in run-up to election Follow the news on Iran Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020center_img Bahman Hedayati, the editor of the Parsine website (www.parsine.com), described the blocking of his site as “illegal” in an interview on 26 January for the Iranian news agency ILNA. The literary website Haftan (www.haftan.com) was blocked the same day by certain Internet Service Providers without any explanation. Iran’s leading literary critics have for the past three years been writing for the site, which is very popular with young Iranians. Several news websites that criticise the government or belong to potential rivals of President Ahmadinejad have also been rendered inaccessible by ISPs since 24 January. Farda News (www.fardanews.com) and Parsine (www.parsine.com/), sites that support Tehran mayor Mohammed Baqer Qalibaf, a future Ahmadinejad rival, are among those that have been blocked. Cyber-feminists Parvin Ardalan, Jelveh Javaheri, Maryam Hosseinkhah and Nahid Keshavarz were meanwhile summoned before a Tehran appeal court again yesterday. Calling for their convictions to be quashed, their lawyer, Masomeh Sotoudeh, said posting articles defending women’s rights did not constitute “subversive activities” or “anti-government propaganda.” The four cyber-feminists were sentenced last September to six months in prison for contributing to the online newspapers Zanestan (“Women’s City” – http://herlandmag.net/) and Tagir Bary Barbary (“Change for Equality” – http://we-change.org/). Reporters Without Borders condemns the wave of censorship that has hit many Iranian and foreign Farsi-language websites since 24 January. Most of the sites contain articles critical of the government and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, whose term expires on 12 June. International news media websites have also been blocked since 26 January. “After directly targeting human rights activists, the authorities are now stepping up their control of the Internet, one of the few areas of freedom for Iran’s citizens,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Internet filtering is not new in Iran but we are worried about the scale it has assumed and the fact that it is affecting all the main cities. We call for an end to the sanctions against these websites, which are sources of news and information.” The Farsi-language site of the German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle (www.dw-world.de/dw/0,,641,00.html) has been inaccessible since 26 January, as has the Farsi version of the Radio France Internationale site (http://www.rfi.fr/actufa/pages/001/accueil.asp) and the Arabic-language site of the satellite TV station Al-Arabiya (http://www.alarabiya.net/persian/) (see screen captures). According to the tests conducted by Reporters Without Borders yesterday and the day before, the blocking is affecting the cities of Tehran, Qom, Ahvaz, Karaj, Tabriz, Bousher, Meshedd and Shiraz (see map). IranMiddle East – North Africa News RSF_en News to go further Reporters Without Borders condemns the wave of censorship that has hit many Iranian and foreign Farsi-language websites since 24 January. Most of the sites contain articles critical of the government and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, whose term expires on 12 June. International news media websites have also been blocked since 26 January. © Reuters Help by sharing this information March 18, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more


Journalists attacked by Jewish extremists during demonstration


first_imgNews June 4, 2021 Find out more April 8, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalists attacked by Jewish extremists during demonstration Organisation Receive email alerts TV and radio journalists, as well as photographers, were the main targets of physical attacks because their equipment made them easier to spot. RSF learns that Inigo Horcajuelo, a cameraman of the Spanish TV station Antena 3, was beaten up by members of a security force who were wearing armbands. An Antena 3 staffer, Carmen Vergara, said the cameraman was attacked and his film seized as he was filming a group of demonstrators beating up a youth. The journalist was bruised and had to spend three hours in hospital.Ten of the 14 journalists and technicians of the France 2 TV crews covering the demonstrations were set upon, including journalist Pascal Doucet-Bon. Racist insults were hurled at one cameraman, from Guadeloupe, and the technicians’ van was saved from attack by the intervention of police. Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU News Follow the news on France RSF called today on a state prosecutor to punish physical attacks on journalists made by Jewish extremists during a demonstration in Paris on 7 April 2002. News Help by sharing this information Newscenter_img RSF_en to go further May 10, 2021 Find out more “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says Journalists were verbally insulted and physically attacked during the demonstration by Jewish organisations, which was very hostile to the media, with some protesters chanting and carrying placards and banners saying: “LCI, fundamentalist TV station “No to disinformation on TV”, “AFP, French pro-Palestinian propaganda agency.” The media were also accused of “twisting” the news “in favour of Arafat.” Reporters Without Borders (RSF) called today on a state prosecutor to punish physical attacks on journalists made by Jewish extremists during a demonstration in Paris on 7 April. It asked the prosecutor of the Paris magistrates court, Jean-Pierre Dintilhac, to investigate the incidents and identify those responsible. June 2, 2021 Find out more RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar story Christophe Ferrier, a photographer for the Internet website photographie.com, was attacked and kicked to the ground by three or four people who tried to grab his film when the demonstration was in the Place de la Bastille. He was led out of the crowd by a member of the demonstration’s security force. Soon afterwards, a girl wearing a t-shirt of the extremist Jewish youth movement Betar, tried to snatch his equipment and film. FranceEurope – Central Asia FranceEurope – Central Asia last_img read more


Status Yellow snow/ice warning extended for entire country until 7pm


first_img Twitter By News Highland – January 24, 2021 Status Yellow snow/ice warning extended for entire country until 7pm Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Pinterest Met Eireann says icy stretches, sleet and snow will remain throughout the day.A Status Yellow snow/ice warning has been extended for the entire country until 7pm.The forecaster has also issued a Status Yellow low temperature warning, which will take effect from 7pm and run until 10 tomorrow morning.While Gardai in Donegal have urged road users to take care if embarking on an essential journey with icy conditions reported in a number of areas particularly affecting minor roads Twitter Pinterest Homepage BannerNewscenter_img WhatsApp Google+ Previous articleCall for Council’s Winter Maintenance Programme to be updatedNext article33 new Covid-19 cases in Donegal, 1,378 nationally News Highland Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more


Gardai warning of delays in Newtowncunningham


first_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Gardai warning of delays in Newtowncunningham Pinterest Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – November 14, 2018 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Facebook Homepage BannerNews Google+center_img Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Previous articleMcKinley goes close in Ireland defeat to GermanyNext articleUlster to hear Gary Kelly appeal tonight News Highland WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Gardai in Letterkenny are advising motorists of long tailbacks in and around the Newtowncunningham area.No further details are known at this stage but Gardai are warning of heavy traffic. WhatsApp Twitter Google+ Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more


People


first_img Previous Article Next Article PeopleOn 18 Jun 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Neil Jones is the first civilian to be appointed as director of humanresources for Dyfed Powys Police. He was previously head of HR and developmentat the Welsh Development Agency, where he introduced the WDA’s first ever HRstrategy and led the development of the Pathways to Learning programme. Jones is responsible for the full range of HR activity as well as high-levelstrategic input: “My remit will include overall responsibility for thefull range of personnel and development services,” he says. “I willalso be responsible for the overall strategic direction of the HRfunction.” He will oversee recruitment, training and career development, occupationalhealth and health and safety. Jones will also sit on the management board.”I’m looking forward to becoming a member of the board and being fullyinvolved in the overall development of the force’s strategy,” he says.”It is vitally important that HR policies and practices are directly alignedwith the business needs of the force.” Jones is also looking forward to securing an integrated approach to theappointment, development, reward and motivation of police and civilian staffand working with the existing team at police headquarters. Married with one daughter, he is in the process of moving to West Wales,where he can further indulge his hobbies of walking, going to the theatre anddining out with friends. CV 2002 Director of HR, Dyfed Powys Police 2000 Head of HR and development, Welsh Development Agency 1993 Assistant head of HR, University of Glamorgan 1990 Personnel manager, Mid Glamorgan County Council… on the move Property care group Delta Doric has appointed Veronica Workman as safety andresources manager. Her remit includes HR, with responsibility for employeedevelopment and ensuring the firm has all the necessary skills throughout thework-force. Workman will also oversee training and the quality managementprocess, as well as administering health and safety policies. Paul Reynolds has taken over as HR director for bar, restaurant andnightclub operator Urbium. The company recently demerged from Chorion and is nowindependent. This is a newly created position for Urbium, which runs the TigerTiger chain, and underpins its plans for expansion through acquisition in bothEurope and the UK. Reynolds is responsible for creating HR procedures andpolices. Jon Sparkes is the new head of HR at Cambridgeshire County Council. He joinsfrom The Genetics Group, but was previously an HR manager at PlesseyTelecommunications. He now has overall responsibility for the management anddevelopment of the council’s HR policies. Sparkes has a BSc in managementsciences and is co-author of the book Leading HR. Lindsay Blackman, head of personnel and management development at McNicholasConstruction, has joined the board. She is responsible for developing policiesand co-ordinating all HR activity at the group. She became head of personnel in1996 and established the department, helping the workforce grow from 600 to3,000 in five years. She previously worked for Sock Shop and Hobbs Belinda Earl, chief executive of Debenhams, has been appointed head of thenewly formed Skillsmart Sector Skills Council. The organisation aims to raisethe skills and productivity of retail sector staff and is one of fivetrailblazer SSCs established by the Government. Although an owned subsidiary ofthe British Retail Consortium, Skillsmart will represent the whole retailsector, including non-BRC members. Earl joined Debenhams from Harrods in 1985and joined the board in 1999. last_img read more


Altitudinal gradients in Magellanic sub-Antarctic lagoons: the effect of elevation on freshwater macroinvertebrate diversity and distribution.


first_imgBackground. The study of altitudinal gradients provides insights about species diversity, distribution patterns and related drivers. The Magellanic sub-Antarctic ecoregion has a steep elevational gradient, peaking at around 1,000 m a.s.l., and marked changes in temperature and landscape composition can be observed over relatively short distances.Methods. This study assessed freshwater macroinvertebrate diversity associated with lakes and ponds along the altitudinal gradient of a Magellanic sub-Antarctic watershed. Results. A monotonic decline in species richness was observed with increasing elevation, with simpler and more even community composition at higher altitude. This pattern differs from the mid-peak trend found in streams of the same watershed. Functional feeding group structure also diminished with increasing elevation.Discussion. The study provides a descriptive baseline of macroinvertebrate community structure associated with lentic freshwater ecosystems in the Magellanic sub-Antarctic ecoregion, and confirms that elevation has substantial effects on community structure, function and environmental features, even in these relatively low elevation mountain ranges. The harsh environmental conditions of this ecoregion increase freshwater macroinvertebrate development time, as well as decreasing habitat availability and food supply, supporting simple but well adapted communities. In conjunction with previous research, this study provides a watershed-scale platform of information underpinning future long-term research in the region.last_img read more