The New Zealand government has launched a public consultation to gauge public support for regulating new forms of online gambling.It said that following the current Gambling Act’s introduction in 2003, internet technology has developed rapidly.“In 2003 internet technology was still developing. Social media was in its infancy. Cell phones weren’t yet smart and people connected to the internet using cables,” Minister for Internal Affairs Tracy Martin said.Currently Lotto NZ and the TAB are the only operators permitted to offer gambling products online, though the government acknowledged that an increasing number of New Zealanders were gambling via offshore providers. Around 70% of residents aged 15 and over had gambled, whether online or via land-based providers, in the past year, it noted.While most were able to gamble without experiencing any problems, around 5% of New Zealanders gamble to the extent that it harms them and people around them. A consultation on a new strategy to tackle gambling harms by the country’s Ministry of Health flagged unregulated igaming as a particular threat for young people in the Maori and Pacific Island demographics. Anecdotal evidence suggested that Asian and migrant communities were also negatively affected.This, Martin said, meant changes were needed: “We need to ensure that New Zealanders are safe if they choose to gamble online.“We need to look out for our young people especially, because they are online so much, as well as others vulnerable to gambling harm.”Between 2017 and 2018, New Zealand’s gambling expenditure reached NZD$2.40bn (£1.30bn/€1.43bn/US$1.58bn), an increase of $49m from the prior period, with poker machine accounting for the majority ($895m) of consumer spend. It was followed by casinos, on $578m, then the lottery on $561m.Spend on the TAB accounted for a further $350m, followed by Class 3 gaming, such as society lotteries, on $17m.In looking to expand its igaming market, the government said it had two key options. First would be to either limit or expand the gaming product range offered by Lotto NZ and the TAB. The second would be to expand the range of companies allowed to operate in New Zealand, then introduce controls on the products they can offer.As such, the government has set out four potential regulatory models to update gambling legislation.The first would be to keep the market restricted to Lotto NZ and the TAB, with no changes to the igaming products they could offer. Alternatively, Lotto NZ and the TAB could be allowed to launch new online products to complement their existing verticals.A licensing model for domestic operators, allowing native charitable or commercial operations to move into igaming could also be pursued. Finally, a regulatory regime covering domestic and foreign operators could be implemented, covering all verticals.Under any model, the government would look to introduce a range of social responsibility controls such as self-exclusion, credit card restrictions, restrictions on using public Wifi to gamble and geofencing.The public, and industry stakeholders have been asked to share their thoughts on each potential framework to aid the government’s decision-making process.In addition, the government is seeking views on measures to minimise gambling harms. So far it has set out six potential measures. First is a drive to educate the public on the potential dangers of gambling, and influence operators to comply.Next would be to have the industry fund problem gambling efforts, followed by putting the onus on the industry to self-regulate and put in place safeguards to prevent harmful behaviour. It is also asking for public comment on maintaining the ban on online gambling advertising.Alternatively, the government could take the lead in regulating industry conduct, to better protect players, or hand regulatory bodies the power to enforce the law and gambling licensing conditions.Interested parties are invited to submit comments to the Department of Internal Affairs’ Online Gambling Team by September 30. Casino & games Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter The New Zealand government has launched a public consultation to gauge public support for regulating new forms of online gambling. Members of the public and industry stakeholders are invited to submit comment on four potential regulatory models, as well as harm prevention measures, by September 30. Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Lottery Sports betting Slots Regions: Oceania New Zealand 1st August 2019 | By contenteditor Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter New Zealand launches consultation on igaming regulation Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Slot Machines
Bralirwa Limited (BLR.rw) listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2012 annual report.For more information about Bralirwa Limited (BLR.rw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Bralirwa Limited (BLR.rw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Bralirwa Limited (BLR.rw) 2012 annual report.Company ProfileBrasseries et Limonaderies du Rwanda (Bralirwa) produces and distributes beer products and other alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages for Rwanda and international export. The company operates in two segments: beer and soft drinks. Beer brands include Primus, Mutzig, Turbo King, Amstel, Legend Extra Stout and Heineken brands. Soft drinks include a selection of popular Coca-Cola brands. Bralirwa was established in 1957 and is a subsidiary of Heineken NV. Its head office is in Kigali, Rwanda. Bralirwa Limited is listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange
Golden Star Resources Limited (GSR.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2012 annual report.For more information about Golden Star Resources Limited (GSR.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Golden Star Resources Limited (GSR.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Golden Star Resources Limited (GSR.gh) 2012 annual report.Company ProfileGolden Star Resources Limited is a gold mining and exploration company which owns and operates the Wassa open-pit gold mine and Wassa underground mine in Ghana as well as a carbon-in-leach processing plant located near Tarkwa, Ghana. The gold mining company also has interests in the Bogoso gold mining and processing operation, Prestea open-pit mining operations and the Prestea underground development project located near Prestea, Ghana. Golden Star Resources Limited holds and manages interests in various gold exploration properties in Ghana and Brazil. Its headquarters are in Toronto, Canada. Golden Star Resources Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange
LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS All-round success: France came together as a team to record the best results out of all the North hemisphere teamsBy Gavin Mortimer“MISSION ACCOMPLISHED,” declared Philippe Saint Andre in the wake of France’s dogged 22-14 defeat of Samoa on Saturday evening. “Today is the victory of courage, restraint, solidarity. We did not panic when we conceded the second try. We were disciplined.”It was indeed an impressive display from France, reminiscent, dare one say it, of England in the Clive Woodward era, in particular the 2003 World Cup pool match when a misfiring England found themselves trailing the free-flowing Samoans 10-0. But England didn’t panic, muscling their way back into the match and relying on the boot of Jonny Wilkinson to punish the indiscipline of the Pacific Islanders.Is this finally his time to shine?Nine years later and while England are now chicken-like in their headlessness, France are cool, clinical and calculating. And for Wilkinson read Michalak, his Toulon teammate, who has been in the form of his life this November.The 30-year-old Michalak has in the last year or two matured into the player we all knew he could be. Still capable of sparking something from nothing – as he showed in creating Wesley Fofana’s try against Australia a fortnight ago – he’s now brushed off his flakiness and sharpened up his goal-kicking. Against Samoa he was deadly, landing four second-half penalties as France clawed their way back from a 14-10 half-time deficit. In all Michalak scored 19 of his side’s points and fully deserved the man of the match award.But where now for France? Their three victories (Australia 33-6 and Argentina 39-22 were their other scalps this November) have consolidated their fourth place in the IRB rankings ahead of next month’s 2015 World Cup draw. That will ensure they avoid playing one of the big three from Down South, and as things stand right now they’ll have no reason to fear finding themselves draw in the same pool as any of the Home Nations, whose performances this autumn (save for Ireland’s win against an albeit exhausted Argentina) have been lamentable. Can anyone remember the last time British rugby was collectively so bad? In fact, the biggest obstacle standing in the way of France and a Grand Slam might lie within in France, as Saint-Andre explained after the Samoan game. “These three victories don’t solve the problems that exist in French rugby in terms of the calendar and the preparation time,” he said, before thanking the clubs for allowing him access to the players for longer than usual this month. “But it won’t be the same during the Six Nations when the players will return to their clubs [between matches].”A small gripe, perhaps, especially if you’re English, Welsh or Scottish. Now there you have a lot to worry about ahead of the fast-approaching Six Nations. But despite the feel-good factor so evident in French rugby as a result of their three consecutive victories (make that four, bearing in mind they hammered Argentina 42-14 in June), Saint-Andre is keeping his feet firmly on the ground. “Three matches at such a high level, it’s hard,” he said. “We missed a little bit of technical precision, notably on the turnover ball against Samoa…but we won intelligently by forcing them into mistakes in their own half.”There’s no doubt France will start the 2013 Six Nations as firm favourites, despite the fact three of their five matches are away. Italy shouldn’t be a problem (particularly as the French are vowing revenge for their shock defeat in Rome two years ago), while Twickenham is no longer the fortress the French feared. Ireland in Dublin will be the toughest Test, but the French are Ireland’s bogey team, with the men in green triumphant in only one of their last twelve encounters. France’s rugby union national team’s fly half Frederic Michalak gestures during a training session on November 23, 2012, at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on the eve of the rugby union last test match against Samoa. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)
New professional sevens league in North AmericaA new professional sevens league is scheduled to launch in North America this autumn.Premier Rugby Sevens will feature six men’s teams and four women’s sides, with equal pay regardless of gender.Big names from both the men’s and women’s USA sevens programmes have signed up to take part in Premier Rugby Sevens (PR7s), including Perry Baker and Naya Tapper.Baker says: “Everyone I know that is introduced to the sport of sevens falls in love with it. New fans in North American will love the speed, the excitement and the non-stop action.“Personally, I live for big moments and playing for fans in my own country through PR7s will be filled with those moments. I can’t wait.”Tapper is equally excited and hopes the league will increase interest in sevens in America. She says: “I believe Premier Rugby Sevens will be a big reason the sport of sevens will take off in the United States and Canada and I want to be a part of that.“One of my goals is to inspire the next generation, particularly crossover athletes, to consider rugby sevens. And now with PR7s, along with the Olympics, there are even more opportunities to continue an athlete’s career at the highest levels.” TAGS: USA Men’s and women’s players will receive equal pay in Premier Rugby Sevens, which is set to launch this autumn LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Perry Baker and Folau Niua have both signed up to Premier Rugby Sevens (Getty Images) Other players involved are Danny Barrett, Abby Gustaitis, Carlin Isles, Ilona Maher, Folau Niua and Stephen Tomasin. Barrett believes PR7s could be a game-changer for the abbreviated code, saying: “This league is something that is so long overdue. I’ve been playing for almost 20 years. When I was growing up, it was the US national team or nothing.“Now, PR7s is creating a pathway where a 17-year-old Danny Barrett knows a path to reach a professional level and the national team.”Former USA men’s coach Mike Tolkin is the new league’s general manager and says: “Sevens is a fast-paced and dynamic game requiring skill, speed, power and precision. It’s an incredibly entertaining game to watch, and PR7s wants to showcase the immense talent and athleticism of our athletes throughout North America.“The US teams have enjoyed great success on the world stage against international competition, and PR7s is a great opportunity to continue to grow that talent pool. Starting with many stars that are slated to play in the Olympics, our rosters will have incredible athletes who will provide a thrilling experience for our fans.”PR7s will launch with a pilot season this autumn, with a full schedule in 2022. Details of the host cities and schedule dates are still to be announced, but the aim is to run the league in a touring format, with single-day events to be held in both the USA and Canada.Rather than the franchise model popular in American sports, all teams in the league will be owned and operated by PR7s, with equal access to high-performance facilities as well as equal pay for all those involved. Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/942200/h-house-cab-design-studio Clipboard Save this picture!© Sebastian Zachariah+ 32Curated by Hana Abdel Share Design Team:Vikram Bhatt, Hansika Jain, Dhaval ShahEngineering:Sai ConsultantConsultants:Essact, Mandala Lighting Designers, Malwawala Engineering Services Private LimitedCity:SuratCountry:IndiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Sebastian ZachariahRecommended ProductsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaResidential ApplicationsULMA Architectural SolutionsAir Facade Panels in Fonsanta RestaurationWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsText description provided by the architects. The house being sited in between a busy neighborhood, the owners of this home felt the common dilemma of a requirement of private living spaces surrounded by gardens. In order to create a luxurious and spacious home where the owner feels constantly connected to the outdoors, the design inverts the concept of a bungalow set in a garden by infusing gardens into the bungalow and encapsulating the natural green space within the house.Save this picture!Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Sebastian ZachariahSave this picture!© Sebastian ZachariahThe private residence is designed to flow with how the family functions in their routine life, breaking down to a simple formula _ Private v/s Public. Hence the arrangement has been divided into two wings connected by the circulation making it an H-shape layout, one wing being the Guest wing (public) and the second wing being the Family Wing (private) with gathering spaces flanked with courtyards on both sides which set up dramatic views of the immediate greenery throughout the house.Save this picture!© Sebastian ZachariahThe building layout creates a complete and hermetic bond between the interior and the exterior. The courtyards acts as in between dynamic spaces that allows microclimate to be experienced daily, blurring the lines of indoor – outdoor living. The captivating courtyard design provides this home with a special sense of serenity and acts as personalized nature retreat that feed into adjacent interior spaces.Save this picture!© Sebastian ZachariahThe building stands strong on its own with minimal architectural forms. The character of the residence is generated by the inclusion of an off-form solid mass that dramatically cantilevers over the underlying spaces. The upper volume is stone cladded, creating the illusion of floating atop the delicate glass from below. The extensive glazing on the ground floor “lightens up “the massive structure and the Black granite mass on the top acts as an interface with the surrounding neighborhood making the spaces introvert in character. Hence, the contrast of opacity and transparency continues throughout the house with the efficient use of materials. On the other hand, the monotony of the solid box is broken up by the timber-looking movable aluminum screen which serves to soften the robust stone cladded texture.Save this picture!© Sebastian ZachariahSave this picture!ElevationsSave this picture!© Sebastian ZachariahThe design intent for the house is focused on creating experiences, where meaning and substance took precedence over gratuitous form. The design was enhanced by embracing and highlighting the scale as required, while creating a warm ambience for the residents.Save this picture!© Sebastian ZachariahRightly said by Sir Philip Johnson, “Architecture is basically the design of Interiors, the art of organizing interior space”, this house has been executed keeping in mind the effect of architecture on interior spaces and vice versa. A clear vision for the project is evident in the meticulously conceptualized spaces, selection of appropriate materials and in the clean execution of the Design. Though designed in a Contemporary Style, the spaces adhere to the needs and roots of the users. The material palette used in the interior justifies the purpose along with the clever mix of texture and patterns and a variety of furniture layouts making the spaces comfortable.Save this picture!© Sebastian ZachariahProject gallerySee allShow lessV-Compound / AplusCon ArchitectsSelected ProjectsNatoma Street House / MAK StudioSelected Projects Share Area: 19375 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeCo.lab Design StudioOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSuratOn FacebookIndiaPublished on June 24, 2020Cite: “H-House / Co.lab Design Studio” 24 Jun 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Local NewsBusiness WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 9, 2021 TAGS Pinterest Facebook SINGAPORE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 9, 2021– Global insurance brokerage Pacific Prime has solidified its foothold in Asia Pacific by acquiring the Hong Kong and Singapore brokerage arms of CXA Group, an insurtech company that has exited this sector to focus on its cloud-based enterprise SaaS business. The acquisition deal took place on February 4th, 2021. CXA’s insurtech business is backed by HSBC, Singtel Innov8, the Singapore Economic Development Board’s investment arm EDBI and B Capital Group, the venture firm of Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin. The acquisition of CXA Group’s brokerage arms in Hong Kong and Singapore is a breakthrough, as Pacific Prime seeks to continually expand in the Asia Pacific region and globally. The acquisition gives Pacific Prime the technology to offer full-flex and simplified flex solutions to all of its clients around the world. Neil Raymond, CEO of Pacific Prime, welcomed this move: “CXA Group has expertise that we can benefit from, particularly in using technology to transform the employee benefits landscape. I believe this makes us the third biggest employee benefits broker in Singapore and Hong Kong after the mergers of Aon-WTW and Mercer-JLT. This acquisition propels us towards our long-term objective of being the leading global employee benefits specialist.” Rosaline Chow Koo, CEO of CXA Group, said: “We’re confident to leave our Hong Kong and Singapore brokerage arms with Pacific Prime, as we share the same commitment to being technology-driven.” Historically, Pacific Prime has built all of its own insurtech in-house; 15% of its 600 staff are IT-focused. This insurtech approach has been largely responsible for Pacific Prime’s growth over the past decade. The technology it is acquiring as part of the CXA deal is extremely complementary to Pacific Prime’s in-house technology, and will allow Pacific Prime to offer employee benefits flex solutions to large multinationals, as well as smaller SMEs. The acquisition will serve to bolster Pacific Prime’s employee benefits and compensation technology, enabling global HR teams to simplify plan administration across multiple jurisdictions and leverage valuable insights from data, as well as streamline total rewards management. About Pacific Prime Pacific Prime is a global leader in the corporate insurance and employee benefits space, operating out of 10 locations across the world. The brokerage has a unique approach to employee benefits broking, building technology to support its clients. To learn more about Pacific Prime, visit: https://www.pacificprime.com/corporate. About CXA Group CXA Group is Asia’s one-stop, predictive and data intelligence platform. Headquartered in Singapore, the insurtech start-up is dedicated to promoting better health, wealth, and wellness choices. To learn more about CXA, visit: https://www.cxagroup.com/. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005303/en/ CONTACT: Stephen Ho, Marketing Director – Pacific Prime and Kwiksure, +852 3589 0508 KEYWORD: HONG KONG SINGAPORE ASIA PACIFIC INDUSTRY KEYWORD: PROFESSIONAL SERVICES DATA MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY INSURANCE HUMAN RESOURCES SOFTWARE SOURCE: Pacific Prime Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/08/2021 09:00 PM/DISC: 02/09/2021 02:35 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005303/en Previous articleAnalysis: Bucs laugh off fouls as Chiefs see red over yellowNext articleNATIONAL VIEW: Biden’s cancelling of Keystone XL pipeline pure politicsTHE POINT: it is clear that the United States will continue to be dependent on fossil fuels for decades. Digital AIM Web Support Twitter Pacific Prime Acquires CXA Group’s Brokerages to Become the 3rd Largest Employee Benefits Broker in Singapore and Hong Kong WhatsApp Facebook
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Tags: Learfield Directors’ Cup/Utah State Aggies Robert Lovell March 29, 2018 /Sports News – Local Utah State One of Seven Mountain West Institutions Ranked Among Top-100 of Learfield Directors’ Cup Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah – Utah State Athletics is one of seven members of the Mountain West that ranks in the top-100 of the Learfield Directors’ Cup. The program honors institutions with a broad-based program, achieving success in many men’s and women’s sports.The Aggies picked up 43.5 points in the standings, following a 28th-place team finish at the 2018 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships. Utah State was paced at the championships by a fifth-place finish from the men’s distance medley relay team, composed of seniors Jordan Beutler, Brady Martin, Clay Lambourne and Dillon Maggard. Maggard also had a fifth-place individual finish in the 3,000-meter race with a time of 8:06.69 for first-team All-American honors.Utah State now has 177 points and is ranked No. 60 in the 228-team field. New Mexico is the highest-ranked Mountain West institution in the standings at No. 36, followed by Boise State (45), Colorado State (53) and Air Force (57). Wyoming and San Diego State round out MW institutions in the top-100 at No. 81 and No. 93, respectively. The seven programs among the top-100 is at least two more than any other conference among the Group of Five.Fans can follow the Utah State athletic program at twitter.com/USUAthletics or on Facebook at Utah State University Athletics. For more information about Aggies Unlimited, visit www.aggiesunlimited.com, on Facebook at Aggies Unlimited or at twitter.com/aggiesunlimited.