Stanbic IBTC Bank (IBTC.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Stanbic IBTC Bank (IBTC.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Stanbic IBTC Bank (IBTC.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Stanbic IBTC Bank (IBTC.ng) 2014 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileStanbic IBTC Plc is a financial services company in Nigeria offering banking products and services for the retail, corporate, investment and wealth management sectors. The Personal and Corporate Banking division provides a full-service offering ranging from transactional accounts to residential accommodation loans, vehicle and equipment finance and instalment finance. The Corporate and Investment Banking division offers products and services for foreign exchange, fixed income and equity trading as well as transactional banking, corporate and property lending and custodial and trade finance services. The Wealth Management division provides services for investment management, pension management, portfolio management, unit trust/fund management and trusteeship services. Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc undertakes venture capital projects and private equity investments; acts as an executor and trustee of wills and trusts; and provides agency, insurance brokerage and stockbroking services. Founded in 1989, Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc is a subsidiary of Stanbic Africa Holdings Limited. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Stanbic IBTC Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
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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. Tej Kohli owns shares in Take-Two Interactive. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Tej Kohli Before we ask ourselves how we should be investing in esports, first we should become familiar with the topic. If you don’t know what esports is, then ask a millennial. Or instead imagine this scenario: you can travel back in time to 1992 and invest in a top football club at the exact moment that the launch of the Premier League unlocked lucrative television rights deals and set the best soccer clubs on a path to become lucrative global mega-brands, would you invest? Because esports is currently in a similar trajectory on a worldwide scale.The worldwide ‘esports’ competitive gaming phenomenon has taken the world by storm. As the global audience of esports grows toward one billion, revenues from sponsors and licencing deals are pouring in, and so are ‘big name’ investors. New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft. Basketball star Michael Jordan. Musician Drake. These are all invested in esports teams. I have personally invested in the private Rewired.gg Esports Venture Fund, which has poured €34m of investment into one of Europe’s most prominent esports team brands.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…Investing in esportsSo how can you invest in the growth of esports? And should you? The answer to the first question is simple: not easily. 2019 was a record year for private esports investment in the UK and Europe. But the number of listed entities is very limited. The answer to the second question is not so simple. Esports investor and NBA owner Mark Cuban calls esports an “awful business”. However, clearly investors sense great upside potential from getting in early.The only esports stock in the UK at the moment is Gfinity, which provides experiences and solutions for playing, watching and following esports. The company came to the London market very early in esports terms, in 2015. It has a £68m market cap, but has since had to repeatedly raise new funds and today has a market cap of just £7m. It serves as a cautionary tale against investing too early in an esports space that is changing rapidly.NASDAQ Nordic-listed Astralis Group became the first esports team to list in Europe after its November 2019 IPO. The company is the owner of three esports teams and best known for its Counter-Strike gaming team. Esports teams like Astralis offer a more attractive investment opportunity, because revenues are driven by media rights, advertising and sponsorships. Astralis is ‘one to watch’ over coming months.Importantly, across global esports, monetisation per fan by esports teams currently stands at around $5. This compares to $54 in the NFL, $33 in the NBA and $90 in the NHL. As the global esports fan base starts to exceed that of established sports, expect to see monetisation growing substantially.Alternative investmentsThere are, of course, other routes to gain exposure to the global esports phenomenon. A professional esports team has to pay a fee to ‘buy-in’ to the franchise and compete in the leagues for the most popular games. These ‘buy in’ fees can be in the tens of millions. Videogame developers with a strong catalogue of video game franchises can do very well indeed. The likes of Activation, Tencent, Take-Two and Electronic Arts are all doing well from regional videogame franchises and the increasing popularity of their games that esports helps, in part, to engender.But my advice to an investor is to focus on esports teams and to wait for the next tranche of esports team IPOs. Especially so, if you’re looking for long-term exposure to the esports phenomenon. I predict that before the end of 2020 we will start to see more IPOs by esports teams in both the UK and Europe. I also predict that these IPOs by esports teams will take novel measures to ensure that their fans do not get disenfranchised. One example may be discounted shares available to their registered fans or to their social media followers.So for me, the lack of availability means the time is not yet right to invest in a listed esports team. However, it is a good time to choose an esports team to support whilst waiting for its IPO. 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Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information to go further China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison RSF_en April 27, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders called today on Chinese prime minister Wen Jiabao to release cyber-dissident Luo Yongzhong, who was given a three-year jail sentence for subversion on 14 October for posting articles on the Internet “attacking the socialist system.” He would also be stripped of his civil rights for two years after the end of his sentence. “The Chinese authorities are still punishing cyber-dissidents very harshly,” said the press freedom organisation’s secretary-general, Robert Ménard. “It is unacceptable that Western leaders do not raise with the top Chinese officials they meet regularly this campaign by the country’s courts to stifle the Internet.””China continues to accuse those simply expressing their opinions online of espionage and terrorism. As the China Year in France begins this month, the French government must take a firm stand on human rights in that country.”The court said the articles posted by Luo were an incitement to subversion and had a bad effect on society. He has published more than 150 articles commenting on current events, some of them denouncing former President Jiang Zemin’s “triple representation” principle. His writings also attacked the government directly, according to the organisation Human Rights in China.Luo, who sold beer and cigarettes in the northeastern city of Changchun, was arrested on 13 June by provincial state security police, who seized written material and computer equipment at his home, where he lived with his brother.Thirty-eight people people are in prison in China for posting material on Internet websites and discussion forums. News Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Organisation News News News ChinaAsia – Pacific Reporters Without Borders called today on Chinese prime minister Wen Jiabao to release cyber-dissident Luo Yongzhong, who was given a three-year jail sentence for subversion on 14 October for posting articles on the Internet “attacking the socialist system.” He would also be stripped of his civil rights for two years after the end of his sentence. ChinaAsia – Pacific October 22, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Cyber-dissident Luo Yongzhong sentenced to three years in prison Follow the news on China June 2, 2021 Find out more China’s Cyber Censorship Figures March 12, 2021 Find out more
Related documents hrant_dink_davasinda_yargi_i_s_in_sonunu_getirmeli-2.pdfPDF – 195.2 KB Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor Follow the news on Turkey to go further TurkeyEurope – Central Asia This week saw the eighth anniversary of Turkish-Armenian newspaper editor Hrant Dink’s murder, while the trial of his accused killers continues today in Istanbul. Reporters Without Borders hails the recent progress in the judicial investigation and urges the authorities to press on to the end without letting politics influence the outcome. Türkçe / Read in TurkishThe founder and editor of the weekly Agos and a leading civil society figure, Hrant Dink was gunned down in broad daylight in central Istanbul on 19 January 2007. A tireless campaigner for democratization and for reconciliation between Turks and Armenians, he was the victim of a media and judicial lynching in the run-up to his murder.His death was a turning point for Turkish society, which began to ignore the taboo about discussing the Armenian genocide and to debate the fate of Turkey’s minorities more freely. Will light finally be shed on a crime whose shock waves are still being felt eight years later?At the end of a half-hearted trial concerned above all with protecting the state, a court ruled in January 2012 that Ogün Samast, the ultra-nationalist youth from the northeastern city of Trabzon who shot Dink, did so at the behest of a single instigator, Yasin Hayal.The Court of Cassation overturned this ruling in May 2013, opening the way for a more thorough investigation into the suspected instigators and those within the state who are suspected of being accomplices or providing protection. More than a year went by before the judges in charge of the case acted on this ruling, but the judicial investigation is finally making progress.“Now that the judicial system has at last removed its blinkers after a very long wait, the testimony of police and intelligence officers is starting to shed light on the organized nature of Dink’s murder and the involvement of state officials, something that was obvious from the start,” said Johann Bihr, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk.“It remains to be seen whether it is not too late to shed light on all aspects of this murder or whether the case will again be manipulated for political ends. Time is running out if justice is to be rendered to Hrant Dink.”Prolonged injusticeInvestigative journalists such as Nedim Sener, Kemal Göktas and Adem Yavuz Arslan had revealed that members of the police and gendarmerie in Istanbul and Trabzon and members of the MIT intelligence agency received information about the plan to kill Dink and did nothing to prevent it.The European Court of Human Rights reached a similar conclusion and issued a ruling against Turkey in 2010. And after examining the case, the offices of the president and prime minister also criticized the police and intelligence services.Nonetheless, the Turkish judges responsible for the various aspects of the case continued for a long time to refuse to take account of these facts. Obstructive manoeuvres by the police and state agencies, combined with judicial foot-dragging, contributed to the fiasco of the first trial and its verdicts, which Reporters Without Borders condemned as “outrageous.”What little progress was made at that time was due to the tireless efforts of the Dink family’s lawyers, who conducted investigative work that the investigating judges refused to do. It was therefore with great relief that Reporters Without Borders hailed the Court of Cassation decision recognizing that Dink’s murder was a “criminal enterprise” and not just the work of a small group of fanatics. A first step, the organization hopes, towards a thorough examination of the terrorist dimension of this crime.The appeal trial opened in September 2013 but it was not until the end of October 2014 that the court decided to incorporate the Court of Cassation’s findings. Since then, it has been accepted that the police and intelligence services had a role in the murder.Police finally treated as suspectsMost of the various components of the case were then merged into one – an indispensible step for a better understanding. Until then, they had been handled by different courts, which helped complicate the case unnecessarily and led to delays, a lack of cooperation between judges and overall lack of effectiveness. When Reporters Without Borders visited Trabzon in September 2013, it pointed out that it was much harder for the city’s judges to question the behaviour of the local police because of the close relations within the provincial elite.The main investigations into the Istanbul and Trabzon police were finally merged on 7 November 2014. The case of the hit-man, Ogün Samast, who was 17 at the time of the shooting and who was originally tried before a court for minors, was also attached to the main case. Sentenced to 23 years in prison on a charge pre-meditated homicide in 2012, Samast is now additionally charged with “membership of a criminal organization.”The Istanbul prosecutor-general for terrorism and organized crime has been questioning nine senior police and intelligence officials as suspects since November 2014. They include former Istanbul police chief Celalettin Cerrah, former Istanbul deputy prefect Ergün Güngör, former Istanbul police intelligence directors Ahmet Ilhan Güler and Ali Fuat Yilmazer, and the former head of the intelligence department of the General Directorate for Security, Ramazan Akyürek.As a result of the initial hearings, two Trabzon police officers, Muhittin Zenit and Özkan Mumcu, were placed in pre-trial detention on 13 January on charges of negligence and abuse of authority for doing nothing to prevent Dink’s murder. Phone calls reportedly established that Zenit had been told of the murder plans.Ercan Demir, who was recently appointed police chief of the southeastern district of Cizre and who was working in Trabzon police intelligence at the time of the murder, was also arrested on 19 January.CautionNonetheless, problems remain. The case of Retired Colonel Ali Öz, who headed the Trabzon gendarmerie at the time and who is being tried before a Trabzon court on a negligence charge, has yet to be combined with the main Istanbul trial. No progress has been registered in this aspect of the case for the past three years, despite repeated requests by the Dink family’s lawyers pending a Court of Cassation decision. The recent sudden progress in the case has come at a time of extreme tension in Turkey. The judicial system has emerged as one of the chief bones of contention in the rivalry between the government and its former allies in the Gülen Movement, which President Recep Tayyip Erdogan now regards as public enemy No. 1.A major anti-corruption investigation targeting senior government officials that was launched last December was regarded by the government as a Gülen Movement “conspiracy.” The investigation was suppressed and hundreds of police officers, inspectors, judges and prosecutors have been fired in the past few months.These purges have made it possible to question the police, but they do not necessarily make it more likely that the truth will emerge. In fact, the government could again exploit the trial of Dink’s killers for political ends, as it did already in its battle with former officials who espouse the secularist views of the Turkish Republic’s founder, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. Receive email alerts News TurkeyEurope – Central Asia News April 28, 2021 Find out more Organisation April 2, 2021 Find out more (Photo: AFP) News Help by sharing this information April 2, 2021 Find out more January 23, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Judicial authorities urged to press ahead with Hrant Dink murder case RSF_en News Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit
News October 15, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information Organisation Reporters Without Borders voiced support today for Guillermo Fariñas, the editor of the Cubanacán Press independent news agency, who has consumed no food since midday on 31 January and has told President Fidel Castro in an open letter he will pursue his hunger strike “to the death” if he and his fellow journalists are not allowed the Internet access they need for their work. RSF_en May 6, 2020 Find out more News October 12, 2018 Find out more News ————-Create your blog with Reporters without borders: www.rsfblog.org Reporters Without Borders voiced support today for Guillermo Fariñas, the editor of the Cubanacán Press independent news agency, who has consumed no food since midday on 31 January and has told President Fidel Castro in an open letter he will pursue his hunger strike “to the death” if he and his fellow journalists are not allowed the Internet access they need for their work.Fariñas told Reporters Without Borders: “I want all Cuban citizens to have the right to an Internet connection, but also for the independent press to be able to report on the government’s activities, and if I must be a martyr for Internet access, so be it.” In his open letter, he points out that the overwhelming majority of Cubans have no Internet access. Expressing its solidarity with Fariñas, Reporters Without Borders said: “The authorities use the US embargo as a pretext for a repressive policy towards the Internet. The chief reason for keeping citizens away from the Internet is to prevent them from being well-informed.”Until 23 January, the journalists working for Cubanacán Press were able to send their dispatches from a public Internet access centre in the central city of Santa Clara, but since then they have been prevented. Cubanacán Press concentrates on covering human rights violations in Cuba and on reflecting viewpoints that are excluded from the official media.During the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in Tunis in November, a Cuban government representative claimed that all Cubans would have unrestricted access to the Internet if the US embargo were lifted. Fariñas insists that this is a lie.Cuba is on the list of 15 Internet enemies that Reporters Without Borders drew up for the WSIS. It is one of the world’s most repressive countries as regards online free expression. Internet access is a privilege to which very few have a right and which needs express authorisation from the ruling Communist Party. Even if one manages to connect, often illegally, one only gets access to a highly-censored Internet.More information on the Internet in Cuba. News New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council CubaAmericas February 2, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist on hunger strike to demand unrestricted Internet access to go further Cuba and its Decree Law 370: annihilating freedom of expression on the Internet Follow the news on Cuba Receive email alerts RSF and Fundamedios welcome US asylum ruling in favor of Cuban journalist Serafin Moran Santiago CubaAmericas
There is positive news for the Eagle breeding programme in Donegal with news that two Golden Eagle pairs successfully hatched chicks in 2010.Eggs from a third pair failed to hatch.Five young Golden Eagle were also imported from Scotland and released in Donegal in August.The project has been dogged by controversy in recent months as a number of birds were lost due to poisoning.Lorcan O Toole of the Golden Eagle Trust says those were isolated incidents and has praised the local farming community for their co-operation in the Golden Eagle Project:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/lorc530.mp3[/podcast] Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Facebook By News Highland – October 6, 2010 Previous articleDomestic violence service seeks to improve interagency cooperationNext articleFine Gael to seek at least 5% cut in county’s commercial rates News Highland Twitter Google+ Golden Eagle Project reports successful season Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Newsx Adverts Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th
Loot receives best European call centre of the year awardOn 7 Oct 2003 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article A London-based call centre has been honoured as the best in Europe by judgesat an industry awards ceremony. Loot, London’s free advertisement paper, was awarded the title of EuropeanCall Centre of the year at the Call Centre Expo event in Birmingham. The judges praised the organisation for demonstrating best practice across20 categories, including best call centre environment and best call centreculture. Following the transformation of its technology and working environment, thecompany’s call centre has seen revenue double. Related posts:No related photos.
Home » News » Crackdown begins on agents who ignore bribery, corruption and money laundering previous nextRegulation & LawCrackdown begins on agents who ignore bribery, corruption and money launderingRICS to require agents to adopt ‘personal statement’ including promise to report fellow agents breaking law, and sporting donations.Nigel Lewis16th May 201801,693 Views The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is to lead a global crack-down on agents to enforce minimum standards of anti-money laundering prevention within the industry and tackle criminal activity head on.This is to include a ‘professional statement’ they will need to sign up to which will now be consulted on until the end of July.It will require them to report any breaches by other agents of anti-bribery and corruption laws and to tell bosses if they receive charity sponsorship donations from suppliers that could be construed as a bribe.RICS’ announcement coincides neatly with yesterday’s landmark ruling by the Court of Appeal in two property fraud cases.Once the consultation is finished, the new ‘Professional Statement’ will be adopted by member agents and branches to minimise their exposure to the risk of bribery, corruption, money laundering and terrorist financing during their day-to-day activities.“The property sector is a well-known target for illegal financial activity because it is used as a vehicle to legitimise or “clean” the proceeds of illegally obtained funds, often in a single transaction,” says RICS.The organisation claims it has been moved to take a lead after several recent reports into the global property industry including one by the United Nations identified the sector as particularly vulnerable to illicit funds.Peter Bolton King, RICS Global Property Standards Director and former NAEA group chief executive (pictured), says: “As a global professional body, RICS has a responsibility to ensure that we set out the minimum requirements and obligations for our professionals and regulated firms to ensure their activities do not involve or facilitate bribery, corruption, money laundering or terrorist financing.“It is therefore imperative that our practitioners, regulated firms, clients of surveying services and other stakeholders participate in the consultation and that our final standard reflects the reality of a modern profession and professional practice.”money laundering peter bolton king terrorist financing RICS bribery Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors fraud May 16, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021
Also Thursday, Council tabled a proposed ordinance that would eliminate “coastal cottages” from a redevelopment zone concentrated along Haven Avenue. The city plans to spend $20 million over the next five years to clear mud and silt from the clogged lagoons and channels along the back bays. Site 83, located near the 34th Street Bridge, is a crucial part of the dredging program. Ocean City’s share of the $12.3 million north end project was about $1.1 million, with the state and federal governments picking up the rest of the tab. “We got hit hard by Jonas and my neighbors remind me regularly”, DeVlieger said. Bergen explained that a dredge pipe will be located at 52nd Street to pump fresh sand onto the beaches between 52nd and 59th streets. When that part of the project is completed, the beaches between 52nd and 37th streets will be replenished. Ocean City is part of a federally funded $15.8 million project that will also replenish beaches in Sea Isle City and Strathmere with more than 1 million cubic yards of sand. Council had scheduled a public hearing and final vote on the cottage ordinance on Thursday. However, it postponed a vote after learning that the city still needs to formally notify some of the neighbors who live near the development zone for the cottages. Keeping the beaches in stellar condition is crucial for attracting the scores of tourists who spend their summer vacations in Ocean City. Gillian responded that the city continues to talk with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers about replenishing the north end, but the issue remains unresolved. Construction of the new temporary road across the marshlands will allow more truck traffic to serve Site 83, which should speed up the removal of the dredge spoils, Bergen said. By Donald Wittkowski Coming off its selection in a nationwide poll as the “Best Beach in America,” Ocean City wants to make sure that its sandy shoreline stays in tip-top shape. The city wants to study the impact that the cottages would have on the surrounding neighborhoods, so it plans to put them on hold. The project in Ocean City’s south end follows the replenishment of the north end beaches last year with 1 million cubic yards of new sand. The north end work was done between the northernmost jetty at Seaspray Road and 12th Street. Business Administrator Jim Mallon told City Council during its meeting Thursday night that the replenishment project should be done by Memorial Day weekend, just in time for the peak summer tourist season. Coastal Living Magazine on Monday announced Ocean City as the winner of its “Best Beach in America” national online poll. City officials said the contest will elevate the town’s status as a tourist destination and should help to drive new business here. A public hearing and final vote have been rescheduled for the May 12 Council meeting. Site 83, as it is known, serves as a collection point for material that is dredged from the city’s clogged bays. Barges and trucks transport the material to Site 83 before it is hauled away to a Wildwood landfill. “It’s hard to get an answer from them,” Gillian said, adding that the Army Corps of Engineers is also busy overseeing beach replenishment projects in other coastal towns. In other business Thursday, Mallon reported that the city has been awarded a key environmental permit that will allow construction to begin on a temporary road leading to a disposal site for dredge spoils. DeVlieger asked Mayor Jay Gillian whether it would be possible to stockpile some of the new sand that will be dredged for the south end and have it trucked to some of the beaches in the northern part of town. Coastal cottages represent a new generation of smaller, more affordable homes that are supposed to attract more year-round families to town. But city officials say they first want to study the potential impacts the cottages may have on surrounding neighborhoods and whether new construction standards are needed. First Ward Councilman Michael DeVlieger said during Thursday night’s meeting that the north end beaches got hammered again by Jonas and should be replenished. Altogether, 473,000 cubic yards of new sand will help to restore beaches that were slammed by a powerful nor’easter in October 2015 as well as the coastal winter storm Jonas in January, city spokesman Doug Bergen said. With the federal government’s help, work is expected to resume in a week or two on a major beach replenishment project in the city’s south end between 37th and 59th streets.