Betsafe inks sponsorship deals ahead of Kenya launch

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Betsson brand Betsafe has agreed three-year sponsorship deals with Kenyan football clubs Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards, both of which had been struggling financially since the withdrawal of their previous sponsor, local operator Sportpesa. Regions: Africa East Africa Kenya Betsafe inks sponsorship deals ahead of Kenya launch Marketing & affiliates Betsson brand Betsafe has agreed three-year sponsorship deals with Kenyan football clubs Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards, both of which had been struggling financially since the withdrawal of their previous sponsor, local operator Sportpesa.Betsafe does not currently operate in Kenya, but Tom Bwana, public relations and partner manager of Betsson’s Kenyan subsidiary Bet High Kenya, said that Betsafe plans to enter the Kenyan market in the coming months.“We will be launching in the Kenyan market very soon and our top priority is to support Kenyan football,” Bwana said.The operator will be the main shirt sponsor for both Nairobi-based clubs, which had previously been sponsored by Sportpesa. However, the operator cancelled all sports sponsorship agreements in the country in August 2019 after Kenyan authorities ordered telecoms companies to block payments to Sportpesa because of a dispute over taxes on betting stakes.In September, Sportpesa withdrew from the Kenyan market after a further tax on stakes was implemented and the operator has not yet returned, despite a November 2019 court ruling determining that the initial controversial tax should be levied on player winnings instead.According to media reports in Kenya, both clubs faced serious financial trouble after Sportpesa withdrew as a sponsor, with each team asking fans for funds after being forced to delay paying player wages.Gor Mahia chairman Ambrose Rachier said the club – which won the Kenyan Premier League on 18 occasions including in 2017, 2018 and 2019 –  was in need of long-term financial support and was pleased to have found a partner that it believes to be reliable.“We are very happy to announce this deal with Betsafe,” Rachier said. “It is a very welcome message to all our fans that we have secured long term financial support from a strong and safe partner.“With Betsafe, we get an engaged and reliable partner with a focus on responsible gaming, but also a partner who shares our passion and values about football and the excitement that comes with it.”Dr. Dan Shikanda, chairman of 13-time Kenyan champion AFC Leopards, said the new sponsor helped ensure the club’s financial security.“We are very proud to announce this new major deal with the Betsafe brand, especially to our fans. For us, this sponsorship means everything, as it gives us a sense of security and work peace to be able to focus even more on becoming the best team in the country.“With Betsafe, we have a reliable partner with strong focus on responsible gaming and passion for football”, Shikanda said.Bwana added that Betsafe looked forward to building engagement with fans of both clubs.center_img Topics: Marketing & affiliates Sports betting 18th June 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more

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Hwange Colliery Company Limited (HCCL.zw) HY2014 Interim Report

first_imgHwange Colliery Company Limited (HCCL.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the half year.For more information about Hwange Colliery Company Limited (HCCL.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Hwange Colliery Company Limited (HCCL.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Hwange Colliery Company Limited (HCCL.zw)  2014 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileHwange Colliery Company Limited extracts, processes and distributes raw coal and coal products in Zimbabwe and sub-Saharan Africa. The Hwange Coalfield and Chaba Mine are located in the north-western region of Zimbabwe; its head office is in the capital city, Harare. Hwange Colliery operates in three segments; mining, medical services and estate management. The Mining division operates in categories that include thermal coal, industrial coal and coking coal. The coke categories include foundry coke, metallurgical coke, coke peas and coke breeze. The by-products include benzole, tar naphthalene and coke oven gas. The Medical Services division manages a healthcare service for its employees and local communities in the mining areas. The estate management division provides and manages properties for rental and sells retail goods and services. Hwange Colliery Company Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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British American Tobacco Zambia Limited (BATZ.zm) HY2018 Interim Report

first_imgBritish American Tobacco Zambia Limited (BATZ.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about British American Tobacco Zambia Limited (BATZ.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the British American Tobacco Zambia Limited (BATZ.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: British American Tobacco Zambia Limited (BATZ.zm)  2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileBritish American Tobacco Plc. Zambia is a major distributor of cigarettes in Zambia. The company also has a line extension range which includes cigars, e-cigarettes and next-generation products (NGPs) which include a vapor product called Vype, and a tobacco heating product called iFuse. The company also markets a popular smokeless moist tobacco powder called Snus which most people know as snuff. British American Tobacco Zambia is a subsidiary of the British American Tobacco Group which has extensive international interests in the tobacco industry, from farm to market. Well-known brands in the BAT portfolio are Dunhill, Kent, Pall Mall and Lucky Strike. British America Tobacco Plc Zambia is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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CBZ Holdings Limited (CBZ.zw) HY2019 Presentation

first_imgCBZ Holdings Limited (CBZ.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2019 presentation results for the half year.For more information about CBZ Holdings Limited (CBZ.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CBZ Holdings Limited (CBZ.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CBZ Holdings Limited (CBZ.zw)  2019 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileCBZ Bank Limited is a commercial bank in Zimbabwe; and licensed by the national banking regulator, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe. CBZ Bank was founded in 1991 when the Zimbabwe government took control of the defunct Bank of Credit and Commerce. The government assumed a 100% ownership, but this has been diluted through privatisation and its listing on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange in 1998. CBZ Bank is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of the listed financial services group CBZ Holdings and offers the full spectrum of financial services; from retail and commercial banking to treasury services, group investment banking and asset management, short- and long-term insurance, security trading and property investments. CBZ Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Prisoners harness power of labor strike

first_imgFree Alabama Movement stands in solidarity with prisoners.As movements for freedom and against mass incarceration continue to build behind prison walls, more prisoners are looking to the power of the work stoppage to advance their cause.Inmates in Alabama’s dreaded Holman Correctional Facility launched a labor strike on May 1, shutting down the prison’s inmate-staffed kitchen, license plate manufacturing plant and food processing plant. In a document posted online, inmate members of the Free Alabama Movement demanded an end to the practice of “prison slavery,” whereby prisoners are forced to labor for a fraction of the legal minimum wage and no benefits, if they are even paid at all.The prison administration was forced to send in prison guard scabs to keep production going. They put the facility on lockdown, restricting inmates’ movements in order to prevent further prisoner solidarity. Within days, however, the strike spread to four other Alabama prisons: Elmore, St. Clair, Staton and Donaldson Correctional Facilities. (workers.org, May 19)Prisoner labor strikes also swept the state of Texas on April 4 as inmates in seven state prisons initiated work stoppages to protest deplorable living and working conditions. And back in 2014, a labor strike by undocumented mothers incarcerated and awaiting deportation proceedings at Pennsylvania’s Berks County Family Detention Center had forced the Obama administration to order the gradual release of all mothers with children from immigration detention facilities.Building off this momentum, inmates in Alabama, Mississippi, Ohio and Virginia have put out a call for a national prison labor strike on September 9, the 45th anniversary of the Attica Prison Rebellion. Striking prisoners will demand an end to prison slavery. “To achieve this goal,” reads a statement released online by the organizers, “we need support from people on the outside. A prison is an easy-lockdown environment, a place of control and confinement where repression is built into every stone wall and chain link, every gesture and routine. When we stand up to these authorities, they come down on us, and the only protection we have is solidarity from the outside.” The full text of the statement can be read at tinyurl.com/oa7m2vt.The recent turn toward labor strikes as a tactic in the movement to end mass incarceration, forced prison labor and inhumane conditions represents an advance from previous methods, which generally consisted of hunger strikes, lawsuits and letter-writing campaigns. In a document titled “Let the crops rot in the fields: A call for new strategy in the National Movement Against Mass Incarceration and Prison Slavery,” posted online on Feb. 26, the Free Alabama Movement explains the rationale for the change in strategy: “Just like the institution of chattel slavery, mass incarceration is in essence an economic system which uses human beings as its nuts and bolts. Therefore, our new approach must be economically based, and must be focused on the factors of production — the people being forced into this slave labor.” (FreeAlabamaMovement.wordpress.com)The document identifies unpaid and underpaid prison labor as a fundamental pillar of the system of mass incarceration, and a source of superprofits to the corporations that utilize it. Sales of goods manufactured by prisoners totaled between $2.4 billion and $5 billion in 2009, and prison industries overall generated some $34.4 billion in revenues in 2010. (phewacommunity.org) Prison labor is so profitable that corporations from McDonald’s to JCPenney, Starbucks, Boeing and UPS all utilize it.The document also outlines a general strategy for further advancing the movement: “Remember, we are working against a half trillion dollar system that is controlled by businessmen and women who are the modern-day slave profiteers. And just like any business, their focus is on the bottom line. From this viewpoint, we must organize work stoppages at prisons with economic industries that are operated by slave labor. The impact of a work stoppage is immediate and significant, as production is shut down and profit margins plummet around the country.”In addition to calling on prisoners to initiate more planned work stoppages, the Free Alabama Movement calls on supporters nationwide to organize protests outside prison facilities and to boycott key corporations that profit from prison labor. Only a broad, united front of workers in prison and outside can overturn once and for all this racist system of chattel slavery. Forward the prisoner revolution!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Oil Prices Post Biggest Gain in 2 Months

first_img Data provider Genscape Inc. reported that supplies in Cushing, Okla.—a key storage hub and the delivery point for the benchmark U.S. futures contract—fell by nearly 300,000 barrels between March 31 and April 3, according to a broker. Cushing supplies are at a record, and this is first time those stocks have seen a drawdown in Genscape data since early December, the broker said. The data added to momentum for bulls who have been betting rising demand and other factors would reverse a monthslong decline in oil prices. Markets had already been primed for a rally from news over the long weekend that saw Saudi Arabia raise its official crude oil selling price for Asian buyers and the dollar edging lower in value, both boosting hopes of increasing international demand for oil.Light, sweet crude for May delivery CLK5, +5.80%  settled up $3.00, or 6.1%, to $52.14 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. It was the U.S. benchmark’s biggest day of gains since Feb. 3 and its highest settlement since Feb. 17. Oil Prices Post Biggest Gain in 2 Months By Gary Truitt – Apr 6, 2015 SHARE Previous article#BeefsOnMyPlate Campaign Kicks OffNext articleDairy Industry Calls for Better Market Access in Trade Deals Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter Home Energy Oil Prices Post Biggest Gain in 2 Months SHARE Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Donegal Deputy Pringle lambastes Government during confidence motion debate

first_img WhatsApp Donegal Deputy Pringle lambastes Government during confidence motion debate Homepage BannerNews Google+ Facebook Previous articleMartin McGuinness confident Irish Government will back A5 with fundingNext articleTwo more major cruise ships to visit Co Donegal next year News Highland By News Highland – December 9, 2014 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Dáil is about to vote on a motion of confidence in the government.TDs have been debating the motion for over three hours, with sharp exchanges from both sides of the floor.The Opposition used the debate to launch more attacks on the government.Donegal Deputy, Thomas Pringle says this Government has done nothing for the Northwest, and he says an election should be called now:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/tp530.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Google+center_img Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today News, Sport and Obituaries on Wednesday May 26th Facebook Pinterest Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programmelast_img read more

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Commander of U.S. Africa Command Tours USS Samuel B. Roberts

first_img View post tag: Roberts Gen. David Rodriguez, commander, U.S. Africa Command, visited the guided-missile frigate USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58), during the ship’s visit to Augusta Bay, June 11.During the visit, Rodriguez, and Capt. John Esposito, commander, Task Force 65, toured the ship with Cmdr. Robert Williams, Samuel B. Roberts commanding officer. Rodriquez concluded his visit with an address to the ship’s crew, and with administrating the oath of enlistment for some attendees. “It is not everyday that you get a four-star General to reenlist you,” said Personnel Specialist 2nd Class Michael Terry. “This will be one of the highlights of my naval career.”For many Sailors, the visit was a chance to recharge. “The deployment has been interesting thus far due to being a part of a multi-faceted mission,” said Sonar Technician (Surface) 2nd Class Brian West.Samuel B. Roberts, homeported in Mayport, Fla., is on a scheduled deployment supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa area of responsibility.[mappress]Press Release, June 14, 2013; Image: US Navy View post tag: Italy View post tag: Samuel View post tag: africa Back to overview,Home naval-today Commander of U.S. Africa Command Tours USS Samuel B. Roberts View post tag: B. View post tag: Navy View post tag: Commander Authorities Commander of U.S. Africa Command Tours USS Samuel B. Robertscenter_img June 14, 2013 View post tag: Command View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Defence View post tag: Tours View post tag: Naval View post tag: usa View post tag: USS Share this articlelast_img read more

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HMS Diamond Ends Multi-Million Pound Upgrade

first_img March 24, 2015 View post tag: Navy The crew of HMS Diamond have been reunited with their ship after spending months ashore while it received a multi-million pound upgrade.The Portsmouth-based Type 45 destroyer has undergone extensive maintenance and improvements since it returned from operations last July.Work included installation of the potent Harpoon missile system and upgrades to communications and IT equipment.The ship also has a new gas turbine and stabilisers plus upgraded high-pressure salt water and air systems.The new systems and equipment will now be fully tested during several months of trials at sea and alongside in Portsmouth.On completion the crew will be put through operational sea training, testing their war-fighting and damage control skills ahead of Diamond’s deployment on operations next year.[mappress mapid=”15478″]Image: Royal Navy View post tag: europe View post tag: Ends View post tag: pound View post tag: upgrade View post tag: Naval View post tag: News by topiccenter_img Back to overview,Home naval-today HMS Diamond Ends Multi-Million Pound Upgrade View post tag: million View post tag: HMS Diamond View post tag: multi Authorities HMS Diamond Ends Multi-Million Pound Upgrade Share this articlelast_img read more

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Appeals Court Rules For Teachers On Pay Issues

first_imgDave Stafford for www.theindianalawyer.comJay Classroom Teachers Association prevailed Friday in an appeal contesting terms of a teachers’ contract adopted as the last best offer from Jay School Corporation.The Indiana Court of Appeals ruled that the order of the Indiana Education Employment Relations Board affirmed by a trial court contained errors.“We find … a teacher can receive additional compensation for ancillary duties, and that covering another teacher’s class during the normal workday can be a compensable ancillary duty outside the scope of normal teaching duties — where both parties agreed to the same additional-compensation provision and included it in their respective LBOs,” Chief Judge Nancy Vaidik wrote for the panel in Jay Classroom Teachers Association v. Jay School Corporation and Indiana Education Employment Relation Board, 49A05-1412-PL-586.Likewise, the panel ruled the board erred by permitting a practice in the Jay teachers’ contract that violated state law. The court ruled that a provision allowing the school superintendent to set salaries of teachers hired after the beginning of the school year “was impermissible and should have been stricken by the Board,” Vaidik wrote.“Accordingly, we reverse the trial court and remand to the Board for further proceedings consistent with this opinion.”FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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