Survey claims strong fan support for gambling sponsorship ban

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Gambling sponsorship in football has drawn criticism from anti-industry groups such as the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Gambling-Related Harm, which called for a ban on all kinds of gambling advertising, as well as by the House of Lords, called for a ban specifically on gambling sponsorship in sport. Sponsorship Regions: UK & Ireland The whistle-to-whistle ban was introduced on 1 August 2019 aftering being announced by the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling in December 2018. Survey claims strong fan support for gambling sponsorship ban “While betting helps to provide sports such as football with funding, it also enables TV channels to broadcast more sport than would otherwise be possible and plays a vital role in differentiating legally licensed operators from those in the black market who have none of the safety protections in place with UK operators,” the BGC spokesperson said. A spokesperson for industry body the Betting and Gaming Council, however, said that advertising in football is a necessary measure in order to both support the broadcast of football in the UK and keep players within the regulated market. A total of 67% of respondents said the ban “has not prevented children seeing gambling brands in football”. Those who disagreed totalled 9% of those polled. The survey found a similar portion of respondents calling specifically for a ban on gambling sponsorship, with 47% agreeing that “Gambling companies shouldn’t be allowed to sponsor football clubs”, including 24% who strongly agreed. On the other hand, 32% of respondents disagreed, including 13% who strongly disagreed. When given the statement “I wouldn’t buy my club’s shirt if it had a gambling logo on it”, 34% agreed, but a larger portion disagreed, with 44% suggesting they would still buy the shirts. “The BGC has introduced tough new measures to further prevent under-18s viewing betting ads online and our members have agreed that at least 20% of their TV and radio adverts must be safer gambling messages. A new survey from Clean up Gambling, a body lobbying for stricter regulation of the British gambling industry, claims that fans broadly support an end to gambling’s commercial involvement in football. When presented with the statement, “All gambling advertising, sponsorship and promotion in football should end”, 44% of respondents said they agreed, of whom 21% strongly agreed. Meanwhile, 34% disagreed, with 13% saying they did so strongly. Similarly, 66% of respondents said there were too many gambling advertisements connected to football on television, whereas just 16% disagreed with this statement. A previous poll commissioned by Clean Up Gambling in June claimed the British public is strongly in favour of new restrictions including a stake limit for online slots and a deposit limit for all operators. The poll found that 79% of those surveyed supported stake limits, with 25% in favour of a limit between £1.00 and £1.99 and 30% a limit between £2.00 and £4.99. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter When asked if there were too many football teams sponsored by gambling businesses, 59% of respondents said they agreed, compared to 19% that disputed this assertion.  Topics: Legal & compliance Marketing & affiliates Sports betting Regulation Sponsorship 12th October 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle The BGC spokesperson added that its members have taken steps to ensure gambling advertising is responsible and awaits the expected review of the 2005 Gambling Act. In 2019, the English Football League’s supporter survey found that 62% of Football League fans found gambling sponsorship, “acceptable with suitable safeguards to protect the young and problem gamblers”. A further 9% found gambling sponsorship deals “acceptable under all circumstances’. The figures were very similar when it came to gambling advertising in football stadiums. Again, 59% of respondents agreed that operators’ branding had too much of a presence in stadiums, with 18% disagreeing. Although research from Enders Analysis noted the industry’s “whistle-to-whistle” ban, which prevents operators from showing gambling advertisements during live sport before the 9pm watershed, has cut the number of ads seen by children by 97%, respondents said this did not go far enough.  An invitation to complete the Survation poll was sent to football supporters across the UK, with 1,006 opting to respond. “The BGC is determined to drive up standards across the betting and gaming industry and looks forward to working with the Government on its forthcoming gambling review to do just that.” Email Addresslast_img read more

Premier League Live: Leicester suffers shock loss to Bournemouth, Tottenham wins

first_img Latest Sports News Premier League Live: Leicester suffers shock loss to Bournemouth, Tottenham wins 12Southampton34-1344 Premier League Live : Tottenham scores over Arsenal, moves back to top 8 in point tableToby Alderweireld’s 81st-minute header sealed a 2-1 Premier League victory for Tottenham Hotspur against Arsenal in the first north London derby in their new stadium on Sunday.The match appeared to be heading for a draw but Alderweireld claimed all three points for Spurs to move Jose Mourinho’s side above Arsenal into eighth place in the battle for local pride. Bournemouth came from behind to thrash 10-man Leicester City and boost their hopes of avoiding relegation from the Premier League. In a disastrous two minutes, the Foxes threw away a 1-0 lead as Junior Stanislas scored from the spot, Dominic Solanke put the hosts in front and Caglar Soyuncu was sent off.The Foxes defender kicked Callum Wilson as Bournemouth celebrated their second goal. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeIPL 2020: Bad news for Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Jonny BairstowUndoIPL 2020 : Srikanth and fans slams MS Dhoni, says ‘wasted 15 Cr on Jadhav & Chawla’UndoSuresh Raina issues statement after arrest, says the incident in Mumbai was ‘unintentional’UndoJamie Vardy had put the visitors ahead with his 23rd goal of the season and Leicester looked in control. But Kasper Schmeichel blasted a goal kick at team-mate Wilfred Ndidi, who then brought Wilson down in the box and Stanislas converted.Moments later, Solanke fired the hosts in front and Leicester found themselves a man down after Soyuncu’s reaction. A shot from Stanislas found the net via a big deflection off Jonny Evans and Solanke scored his second to give the Cherries their first win in 10 games.It keeps Bournemouth three points from safety, after wins for West Ham and Watford on Saturday, while Leicester remain fourth.  With three games left Tottenham have 52 points to Arsenal’s 50, but are seven points behind fourth-placed Leicester City.Arsenal took the lead in spectacular fashion with Alexandre Lacazette’s 17th-minute pile-driver but they were pegged back almost immediately as Son Heung-min punished a defensive error.Both sides were denied by the woodwork and Arsenal were in the ascendancy after the break before Tottenham’s strong finish sealed a third successive home win since the restart. 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Learn Africa Plc ( 2014 Annual Report

first_imgLearn Africa Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Printing & Publishing sector has released it’s 2014 annual report.For more information about Learn Africa Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Learn Africa Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Learn Africa Plc (  2014 annual report.Company ProfileLearn Africa Plc publishes and distributes educational material for the pre-primary, primary, secondary and tertiary education sectors in Nigeria. The company markets reference material, professional material, and general reading material as well as provides teacher training, education development programmes, digital content and educational consultancy services. Established in 1961 and formerly known as Longman Nigeria, the company was wholly-owned by Longman Group UK Limited, now Pearson Education. Pearson and Longman Nigeria mutually agreed to become separate corporate entities in 2011. Learn Africa Plc is the largest educational publisher in Nigeria with the widest range of books and educational resources as well as an expansive distribution network. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Learn Africa Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Six Nations: France hoping to replicate club form against England

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSSkip AdAds by NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 27: Joe Launchbury (R) of Wasps kicks the ball away from Scott Lawson during the Aviva Premiership match between Newcastle Falcons and London Wasps at Kingston Park on December 27, 2013 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) In addition, France have no locks to compare to the young English duo of Courtney Lawes and Joe Launchbury, players who combine power with almost freakish athleticism. France are likely to rely heavily in the Six Nations on the experienced Pascal Pape, a decent lock but no athlete, and a player with the shortest of fuses, having received five yellow cards in this season’s Top 14.The reason for this shortage of tight forward talent has been well-documented, both in this column and elsewhere. As the foreign players continue to flood into French rugby, opportunities for homegrown players diminish. The FFR and LNR are addressing the problem – and from next season squads must have 55% of their players eligible for France or face heavy fines – but that will take a few years to bear fruit. In the meantime France are going to have to get by on what they’ve already got in the front five, and pray to Dieu that Mas and Domingo stay fit. Conversely, of the 30 tight forwards who started for the six English clubs at the weekend, an impressive 23 were England-qualified with Harlequins managing to select an entire pack of Englishmen. Saracens had the smallest representation with Mako Vunipola and Steve Borthwick the only players eligible for Stuart Lancaster’s squad. So the fact the Aviva Premiership leaders were so comprehensively beaten up front in Toulouse isn’t as alarming as it might have been from an England perspective, particularly given that the opposition front five contained four southern hemisphere players.The tight forwards selected in Saint-Andre’s Six Nations squad are the best of a dwindling bunch, but they are also an ageing bunch: Benjamin Kayser is 29, Dimitri Szarzewski 31, Yannick Forestier 32, Nicolas Mas and Pascal Pape both 33 (even in the back row they’re getting on with Nyanga and Dusautoir the wrong side of 30). Of course there is some youth in the French front five with the likes of Yoann Maestri (25) and Stade Francais’s 24-year-old prop Rabah Slimani, but they are the exceptions.Powerhouse: Launchbury is set to pack down with LawesCompare that to England’s Six Nations squad, where of the 18 forwards selected by Lancaster only Exeter loose forward Tom Johnson is over 30 and the front row trio of Mako Vunipola, Henry Thomas and Joe Marler are still in their early 20s. Pack to pack: every Quins starting forward in the game v Clermont is qualified to play for EnglandBy Gavin Mortimer IN THE wake of victories over Quins and Saracens there’s been a certain amount of gloating in France about what Les Bleus might well do to England next month in Paris. Four years since they last beat the English in the Six Nations, the French are more confident than ever that 1 February will be their day.Not so fast. Sure, Toulouse had the Man of the Match in Jean-Marc Doussain from their win over Sarries, though their all-French back row of Dusautoir, Picamoles and Nyanga all ran him close. And Brice Dulin, Jean-Marcellin Buttin, Morgan Parra and Wesley Fofana all caught the eye in their team’s performances.But what about in the trenches, at the coalface, in the engine room, use whatever euphemism you will to describe the front five.Take a look at the statistics from the weekend’s round of Heineken Cup clashes and if you’re a Frenchman there’s cause for concern. For all the talent and options the French have in some positions, it’s a different story in the tight five.Veteran: Nicolas Mas, 33, will face England next monthOf the 35 tight forwards who started for the seven French clubs in the Heineken Cup at the weekend, only 16 are French. More worrying, still, if you’re Philippe Saint-Andre, is that the three clubs that tasted success only fielded four Frenchmen between them in the front five: Toulouse second row Yoann Maestri, the Clermont front-row pair of Thomas Domingo and Benjamin Kayser, and Toulon lock Jocelino Suta. Racing fielded the biggest French contingent with four players, but given their abject defeat at home to the Scarlets, that’s not something to boast about.last_img read more

Macmillan uses digital face recognition to serve different advert messages to men and women

first_imgMacmillan uses digital face recognition to serve different advert messages to men and women AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The face recognition technology recognises the gender balance of several people in front of the screen. If the audience is more than 60% male it serves up the Dad version and if it is more than 60% female then the Mum ad comes up. If the gender split is around 50/50, then a generic ad is served.Alison Sanders, head of brand at Macmillan Cancer Support, said: “Using Ocean’s new outdoor technology is a media first for Macmillan and allows us to really personalise our messages to help raise vital funds so that no one faces cancer alone.”Richard Malton, marketing director of Ocean Outdoor, said: “Given that one in three of us will get cancer at some point in our lives, we are delighted that our technology can be used to enhance the relevance of this important campaign, transforming how people interact with Macmillan.” Macmillan Cancer Support’s new outdoor fundraising campaign is serving different adverts to men and women, using digital face recognition technology.The campaign is running on Ocean Outdoor’s digital screen at Westfield London using its “Look Out” camera technology.Women looking at the advert see the message “No Mum should face Cancer alone”, and men see “No Dad should face Cancer alone”. Both include the same request for a £5 text donation.  Advertisement  52 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 16 May 2013 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

‘Juvenile lifers’: Demanding justice in Detroit

first_imgJune 18, in Detroit, organizing against ‘cruel and unusual punishment’ of young people imprisoned for life.A group of at least 80 protesters rallied in Erma Henderson Park in Detroit on Father’s Day, June 18, to show their disgust that the state of Michigan has yet to re-examine most of its cases of juvenile incarceration for life without chance of parole.Back in 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court decided that such punishments were cruel and unusual, save for extreme cases where there was no possibility of rehabilitation. In 2016, the court made their decision retroactive so that anyone sentenced before the ruling should have their case re-evaluated.Michigan currently has 363 people who were im­prisoned as juveniles and who are serving life sentences without parole, most of whom have not had their sentences re-examined. Michigan ranks second in the nation for the most juveniles sentenced to life without parole.At the protest were about a dozen individ­uals who had been previously imprisoned, including two who had been sentenced to life without parole. They were able to attend because they were granted releases after the state re-examined their cases.Family members of those unfairly incarcerated and those formerly imprisoned, as well as activists from the area, attended the protest. Members of Amnesty International, activists involved in fighting the legislation, and many people personally affected by this injustice addressed the protest.Efrén Paredes Jr., who is still serving a life sentence, called in to the event. His voice, broadcast for everyone to hear, told what the struggle is like on the inside.In 1989, Paredes was incarcerated for life without the chance of parole at the age of 15. Paredes paired with Elena Herrada, a professor at Marygrove College and Wayne County Community College who is engaged in the fight for criminal justice reform, to organize the event. They also created an online petition demanding passage of state prison reform that would impact every prisoner in Michigan. The link to the “Support Michigan Prison Reform” petition is the demands are relief for prisoners serving life and long indeterminate sentences, and ending mandatory minimum sentencing and incarceration for victims of abuse who defend themselves. Other important issues include stopping predatory prices on phone calls home.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Minister uses tough law to censor Far Eastern Economic Review

first_img Coronavirus: State measures must not allow surveillance of journalists and their sources News News Organisation Singaporean website prosecuted over election coverage News SingaporeAsia – Pacific October 15, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Singapore RSF_en SingaporeAsia – Pacific center_img October 2, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Minister uses tough law to censor Far Eastern Economic Review RSF’s denounces Singapore’s disregard of press freedom ahead of its Universal Periodic Review Help by sharing this information October 2, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders today condemned an immediate ban on the distribution and sale in Singapore of the Far Eastern Economic Review (FEER), which has been imposed by the information minister under article 23 of the Newspaper and Printing Presses Act (NPPA).The ban was imposed as a result of a lawsuit brought against the Hong Kong-based magazine by Prime Minster Lee Hsien Loong and his father, former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew.“We condemn the application of legislation that violates press freedom,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The minister’s decision has created a barrier to the entry of any foreign publication that wants to be distributed in Singapore.”The Lees have won hundreds of thousands dollars in libel suits, which they say have been necessary to protect their reputation against baseless allegations. But, as things stand, it would be hard for them to win anything in their lawsuit against the FEER because it has no bureau in Singapore.Using article 23 of the NPPA, the information minister has suspended sale of the FEER until it appoints a legal representative and deposits a security bond of 200,000 Singaporean dollars (100,000 euros). The NPPA gives the minister complete freedom to impose restrictions on foreign newspapers.Singapore’s legislation also provides for a fine of 50,000 dollars or two years in prison, or both, for any person who distributes a newspaper illegally. The requirement to appoint a legal representative and deposit a bond also applies to the other foreign publications that are sold in Singapore, namely, the International Herald Tribune, Time, the Financial Times and Newsweek. to go further News April 10, 2020 Find out more Receive email alertslast_img read more

Pasadena’s Assemblymember Introduces Legislation to Create State School Nurse Consultant at California Department of Education

first_img Top of the News 31 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a comment Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy center_img Subscribe Community News More Cool Stuff First Heatwave Expected Next Week Assemblymember Chris HoldenOn Thursday, Assemblymember Chris Holden introduced AB 285, legislation that creates a State School Nurse Consultant within the Department of Education to oversee school nurses and supervisors of health and to advise the State Superintendent on student health issues.“How, when, and where to open schools takes a lot of expertise, communication, and coordination between different agencies at different levels of government,” said Assemblymember Chris Holden. “A State School Nurse Position will help keep our children healthy and safe beyond the current pandemic.”A school nurse at the Department of Education will lend strong insight into how schools operate safely during this pandemic. Outside of infectious disease events like the current Pandemic, there are additional public health issues that impact schools that would benefit from this new position. Health issues like mental health, diabetes, nutrition, vision, physical activity, safety are all issues that schools are trying to address. A School Nurse Consultant will provide guidance and insight to schools so our students can thrive in and outside of the classroom.Currently, there is no school nurse to address health issues in the Department of Education. New laws and mandates are placed on schools to address health issues like administering medications, vision tests, and EpiPens, but there is no position at the California Department of Education to advise school districts on the implementation of those laws. AB 285 aims to enhance a public health perspective at the Department of Education, which will better-serve California students.“AB 285 is a solution we always needed, but is now more urgent than ever in the face of the COVID-19 Pandemic,” continued Holden. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * HerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Things You’ve Always Wanted To Know About RihannaHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeauty Government Pasadena’s Assemblymember Introduces Legislation to Create State School Nurse Consultant at California Department of Education Published on Thursday, January 21, 2021 | 4:45 pmlast_img read more

Councillors currently debating revenue Budget 2016

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Facebook Google+ NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Twitter Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Councillors currently debating revenue Budget 2016 Pinterest Councillors are currently debating the local authorities revenue budget for 2016.Donegal County Council will spend almost €133 milion in 2016, almost €1.6 million more than last year.The biggest single area of expenditure will be payroll and staff costs of over €52 million, 39% of the total. A further €9 million will be spent on pensions.€6.6 million has been set aside for refunds and provision for bad debt.Commercial rates remain the council’s biggest source of income, followed by the local government fund and local property tax.There seems to be a general agreement between the groupings.Independent John O’Donnell says Councillors should trust the executive and pass the budget:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous article23 people waiting for a bed at Letterkenny General Hospital todayNext articleLYIT Ladies through to League Semi Final admin Google+ WhatsAppcenter_img WhatsApp Twitter Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme GAA decision not sitting well with Donegal – Mick McGrath Facebook Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By admin – November 18, 2015 Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector publishedlast_img read more

Man who verbally abused Garda from Mayo climbs Croagh Patrick

first_img Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire A man who was told he had a mountain to climb after pleading guilty to breaching the peace with his drunken behaviour did just that on Saturday.Joseph McElwee from Rathmullan was advised by a judge to undertake a pilgrimage to the top of Croagh Patrick ias a mark of respect for his fellow Irish people.And not only did Joseph McElwee climb the mountain and complete the stations, he used the trek as an opportunity to raise funds for charity.Jospeh McElwee admitted abusive behaviour when he called a garda “a Mayo wa*@$r” while out with a group of friends last March.Earlier this month, the 38-year-old pleaded guilty to threatening, abusive or insulting behaviour, intoxication, disorderly conduct, wilful obstruction and failing to comply with the direction of a garda.And while he still awaits sentencing, Milford District Court judge Seamus Hughes suggested McElwee travel to the famous holy mountain as a mark of respect to his fellow Irish people, especially those in the line of duty.McElwee rised to the challenge on Saturday and went a step further by using the climb to raise money for a worthy cause.Himself and a number of his friends made their way to the top of Croagh Patrick at the weekend.And in doing so the Rathmullen man has so far raised two thousand euro for the Donegal Hospice and a hospital in Mayo.McElwee will be sentenced on October 11. Facebook Google+ Previous articleGAA – All Ireland Glory For Donegal LadiesNext articleWest Tyrone MP Pat Doherty tells RAAD to go away and stay away News Highland 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsAppcenter_img Facebook Newsx Adverts Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic By News Highland – September 27, 2010 Twitter Man who verbally abused Garda from Mayo climbs Croagh Patrick Pinterestlast_img read more