bet-at-home hit with €11.9m Austrian tax bill

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Casino & games bet-at-home hit with €11.9m Austrian tax bill Betclic Everest Group-owned bet-at-home has revealed that it expects to receive an €11.9m (£10.7m/$13.1m) bill from the Austrian tax authorities, relating to the activities of its Linz-based subsidiary.This wholly-owned subsidiary, bet-at-home.com Entertainment, which in turn owns the operator’s Malta- and Gibraltar-based operating companies, is subject to an ongoing tax assessment by the Austrian Ministry of Finance.The auditors, bet-at-home said, have questioned the level of internal transfer pricing within the business.This concerns the sale of goods from one division of a company to another. Divisions in jurisdictions with a higher tax rate can pay larger sums for certain products and services from another in a region with a lower tax rate, in order to reduce a business’ overall tax burden.While it has not been confirmed that this is the cause of the auditor’s concerns, bet-at-home said that it now expects to pay €11.9m in back taxes for the five-year period following discussions with the authorities.Furthermore, it will make changes to its intercompany invoicing practices, which it said will increase taxes incurred by bet-at-home Entertainment to €5.5m in 2019.However, it added, this will be offset by a lower tax burden in Malta, meaning the changes will lead to the business paying an additional €5.0m in taxes for the fiscal year. Topics: Casino & games Finance Sports betting Regions: Europe Southern Europe Western Europe Malta Austria 10th September 2019 | By contenteditor Betclic Everest Group’s bet-at-home has revealed that it expects to receive an €11.9m (£10.7m/$13.1m) bill from the Austrian tax authorities, relating to the activities of its Linz-based subsidiary. This has prompted it to make changes to its intercompany invoicing practices, which will then see its annual tax burden increase by €5.0m. Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newsletterlast_img read more

Rightlander.com rolls out new pay-per-click monitoring tool

first_img12th March 2021 | By Robert Fletcher “This area of marketing has long been a high revenue generator for affiliates and operators alike and it is not uncommon for ads to contain non-compliant copy, misleading information or even to deploy devious redirects,” Rightlander founder Ian Sims said. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The monitor can then determine which affiliates are using an operator brand to intercept traffic through their own tracking links or redirecting to third parties. The new tool identifies affiliates bidding on client brand names, hijacking traffic and using their own tracking codes to intercept traffic. Affiliates To complement the new PPC Monitor, Rightlander has also launched IGRG ‘Prohibited Terms’, which monitors UK desktop and mobile PPC ads to detect and identify affiliates bidding on the list of ‘prohibited terms’ provided by the Betting and Gaming Council. Rightlander’s tool follows each link, analyses redirects looking for tracking codes and identifies all target landing pages. “Often appearing at the top of search results, this content is highly visible and presents a significant risk to brands operating with affiliates in regulated territories.”center_img Affiliate compliance platform Rightlander has launched a new pay-per-click (PPC) monitoring tool designed to help users keep track of affiliate marketing activity. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter PPC Monitor enables regular monitoring of desktop and mobile PPC adverts to detect non-compliant or misleading marketing practices by affiliates. Topics: Marketing & affiliates Affiliates Tags: Rightlander Rightlander.com rolls out new pay-per-click monitoring tool Email Addresslast_img read more

Veritas Kapital Assurance Plc (VERITA.ng) 2014 Annual Report

first_imgVeritas Kapital Assurance Plc (VERITA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2014 annual report.For more information about Veritas Kapital Assurance Plc (VERITA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Veritas Kapital Assurance Plc (VERITA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Veritas Kapital Assurance Plc (VERITA.ng)  2014 annual report.Company ProfileVeritas Kapital Assurance Plc is a leading insurance company in Nigeria licensed to cover all classes of non-life insurance products and services. The company was formerly known as Unity Kapital Assurance Plc and incorporated in 1973 as a private liability company under the name Kano State Insurance Company. Non-life insurance products and services offered by Veritas Kapital Assurance Limited includes auto insurance which covers motor third party, fire and theft; home insurance which covers risk of fire, flooding and burglary; aviation insurance which covers hull losses as well as liability for passenger injuries, death, environmental and third-party damage caused by aircraft accidents; marine insurance which covers hull and cargo damage; engineering insurance which covers problems related to production capacity and financial losses; oil and gas insurance which covers all issues related to employees, physical assets, balance sheets and long-term viability; and bond insurance which is a financial guarantee taken out by contractors to indemnify them against any defaults. Veritas Kapital Assurance Plc offers medical insurance and pension fund administration services through its subsidiaries; Health Care Security Limited and FUG Pensions Limited. The company’s head office is in Abuja, Nigeria. Veritas Kapital Assurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Public forum addresses W.Va. chemical spill crisis

first_imgCathy Kunkel, of Energy Efficient WV, speaks at the “Water Unites Us” public forum on Feb. 20 at Marshall University.WW photo: Benji PylesHuntington, W.Va. — A public forum titled “Water Unites Us” on Feb. 20 at Marshall University addressed public concerns about the Jan. 9 Freedom Industries spill of a coal purification chemical into the Elk River, affecting the tap-water supply for 300,000 people. The chemical spill was the largest to affect a water supply in U.S. history.Activists with Students for Appalachian Socialism, a Marshall University-based, multi-tendency socialist coalition, along with the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition and the Marshall University Student Environmental Action Coalition organized the Feb. 20 forum, which was headlined by an expert panel of four individuals working on the crisis in various ways. Each gave a talk and answered questions from the public.Panelist Cathy Kunkel of Energy Efficient West Virginia highlighted that the private water company considered having 300,000 people all on one water intake to be “economically efficient.” She told Workers World, “This crisis underscores the fragility of West Virginia American Water’s infrastructure in West Virginia. For many decades, WVAW expanded and regionalized their system, putting more and more people on a single intake. Back in the 1950s, for example, WVAW had three intakes for its Kanawha Valley system, which was much smaller at the time. But WVAW argued that centralization and regionalization was the best approach because it was the economically efficient thing to do. Now we are seeing the consequences of this: the tradeoff between efficiency and local resiliency.”‘How it is’ in ‘chemical valley’Ethan Young, a gay Appalachian male and president of Students for Appalachian Socialism, wished to express the following statement to Workers World and the progressive community at large:“The impact of the chemical spill by Freedom Industries and the subsequent negligence of West Virginia American Water … to shut off their water intake valve has been staggering, but it is nothing new. I grew up 20 miles outside of Charleston, W.Va., and it seemed almost weekly our local news informed the public that there was a ‘boil water advisory’ or a strange but ‘officially’ benign orange fog looming over a town right outside of Charleston.“This is just how it is, specifically in the ‘chemical valley.’ The health of our people and the degradation of our environment are perfectly evident to every single one of us, but it has sadly been normalized and finds its solace in a concept called ‘Appalachian Fatalism.’“The chemical leaked is used by the coal industry (which bought the shaky foundations of democracy in West Virginia 100 years ago) to remove impurities in coal heading off to power plants. We will not know the full extent of the repercussions of this incident for decades to come.“We are not even shocked that we are going to have a generation or two of ‘guinea pigs.’ … Our water, air, soil and people have been enduring crippling conditions since the Industrial Revolution brought the railroads to the mountains. We get sick. We have elevated levels of birth defects. We watch cancer devour everyone. We drink poison. We breathe the dust off of every coal train. …“All of this suffering has created immense wealth that is held in the hands of a few corporations in St. Louis; New York City; Washington, D.C.; etc., and it never does anything for us. We are in fact an internal resource colony for the rest of the United States. … The health of 300,000 people in our urban and heavily industrialized areas is a mere business cost that will be paid so that our resources can continue promoting higher standards of living elsewhere.“This specific incident is only receiving the small amount of media coverage it is because it happened to our urban centers. There is, and always has been, a near blackout of information about the rural coal-producing regions. Having a conversation on the perpetual disasters of our coal country and expressing how much damage and pain it causes would take a large, voluminous text.“Even so, it is considered acceptable to perpetuate a single-resource economic colony in Appalachia, according to the language and innuendos in the U.S., because we’re just ‘white-trash,’ ‘ignorant,’ ‘redneck,’ ‘hillbillies’ that should just be grateful to have jobs. I can honestly say that these stereotypes do not hold up against a people ethnically, socially and racially diverse and well aware of their own radical labor history.“There is no one more aware of the cost of this industry than the average Appalachian. This is why we have been fighting back, especially over the last 50 years, with our own organizations promoting unionization and environmentalism.“What we can ask right now from the left outside of Appalachia is to acknowledge our peculiar position as an internal colony and to begin building anti-imperialist bridges of solidarity with us. The struggle is difficult everywhere, but through our collective strength we can make the parasitic capitalist system a thing of the past.”Benji Pyles is a Workers World Party candidate and activist living in Huntington, W.Va.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

“Blue jackets” Back in Indianapolis for FFA Page Day

first_img SHARE Facebook Twitter “Blue jackets” Back in Indianapolis for FFA Page Day By Gary Truitt – Feb 20, 2017 Facebook Twitter Previous articleOperating Costs Have Not Declined as Much as Commodity PricesNext articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for February 21, 2017 Gary Truitt SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News “Blue jackets” Back in Indianapolis for FFA Page Day In celebration of National FFA Week, dozens of enthusiastic Indiana FFA members filled the historic Statehouse for FFA Page Day. Along with experiencing a full day of legislative activity, the students were able to interact with their elected leaders while getting a behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of state government.“It was such a pleasure to host the Indiana FFA students during their time at the Statehouse today as part of the celebration of National FFA Week,” said Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch, Indiana’s Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development. “I really enjoyed talking with this exceptional group of students and have every confidence they are going to make a large impact in their chosen future careers, hopefully in the agriculture industry.”FFA Page Day started with a tour of the state’s Capitol Building, which included the House and Senate chambers, the Indiana Supreme Court and the Lt. Governor’s office, to list a few. After the tour, Director of Public Affairs for the Indiana Soybean Alliance (ISA) and the Indiana Corn Growers Association, Steve Howell, addressed the pages and spoke about the importance of civic engagement over lunch, provided by ISA.The pages were then able to assist Statehouse staff members with a wide range of activities and learn about the legislative process by actually seeing it firsthand.“Sometimes the best way to learn something is to experience it up close,” said Loren Matlock, Eastern Hancock FFA member. “It was great being able to meet some of the men and women who pass our laws and talk to them about the importance of agriculture. This was an experience I’ll never forget.”One of the highlights of the day was a joint resolution ceremony, championed by State Senator Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) in the Senate and State Representative Don Lehe (R-Brookston) in the House, honoring Indiana FFA and its membership. Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director, Ted McKinney, addressed members of the Indiana House of Representatives and discussed the tremendous impact FFA has in the state and to the future of agriculture.“We are fortunate to have organizations, like FFA, that are raising up the next generation of agricultural leaders – there is no greater calling,” McKinney said. “Like every industry, we have our own set of challenges ahead of us, but I have no doubt these students, our future leaders, will rise up and meet them head-on.”In addition to FFA Page Day, many local chapters across the state and nation use National FFA Week as an opportunity to promote agriculture in their schools and communities. All week long, Indiana’s 11,856 FFA members will be raising awareness about agriculture, recruiting students to join the organization and glast_img read more

The “Voice of the Voiceless” for Tibet

first_imgNews In rural India, journalists face choice between covering pandemic and survival IndiaAsia – Pacific Organisation RSF_en Tibetan Media: http://www.rsf.org/Tibetan-Media.html How do you get information from inside Tibet? Getting information from inside Tibet is very difficult right now. We obtain it indirectly from calls from our connections in different parts of the world. There are many people, especially Tibetan monks in southern India, who come from Tibet and we get news through them as well. All the information we receive is checked and double-checked. Because being the first to send information is not important for us. Sending right information, true information, that is very, very important. So we check and cross-check with different sources throughout the world and all of the Tibetan research centres, such as the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy. IndiaAsia – Pacific News RSF demands release of detained Indian journalist Siddique Kappan, hospitalised with Covid-19 Follow the news on India Receive email alerts India: RSF denounces “systemic repression” of Manipur’s media News April 27, 2021 Find out more News to go further January 14, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 The “Voice of the Voiceless” for Tibet Help by sharing this information June 10, 2021 Find out more No independent news or information can be reported by the print media, broadcast media or new media in Chinese-controlled Tibet. But outside the country, especially in India, where hundreds of thousands of Tibetans have found refuge, independent news media produce and disseminate alternative news. Despite jamming by China, radio Voice of Tibet functions as a voice for the Tibetans who cannot speak for themselves. Reporters Without Borders met the station’s editor-in-chief, Karma Yeshi, in Dharamsala, in northern India.Can you tell us a little bit about the history of Voice of Tibet?It was founded in Norway by Norwegian Human Rights House, the Norwegian Tibet Committee, and Worldview Rights. Initially, we had only two 15-minute programmes, five days a week and our office was in Oslo. In 1997, we moved our office from Oslo to Dharamsala. Then, in 1999, to reach out to the Chinese people, we started a 15-minute programme in Chinese. Now, we have a 45-minute programme – 30 minutes in Tibetan and 15 minutes in Mandarin Chinese – which we broadcast up to five times a day during the week. We also have a website, so that people in Tibet and throughout the world can listen to the station online.Where do most of your listeners live?Our main target is Tibet, and China. So we beam our programme from different transmitters, targeting Tibet and China. Then we have another transmitter targeting our audience in India, Nepal, and Bhutan. Our signal is fairly good in parts of Tibet and northern India but unfortunately it is very poor in Lhasa and Shigatse because the Chinese jamming is very powerful. So that is our biggest challenge. Our programme is doing well in southern India, where the largest Tibetan community lives, and it can be heard here in Dharamsala too. And then, people in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and some parts of China also log on to our website and listen to our Chinese programme on the online service. So we have an international audience of Tibetans and Chinese living outside China.Can you tell us about Chinese jamming of your short-wave signal in Tibet?When we broadcast our news on our own frequency, which is specifically booked for Voice of Tibet according to international telecommunication law, China is not supposed to use the same frequency as it is one of the law’s signatories. But China, you know, can play any game. So they are violating the international convention they signed. They cannot stop us from broadcasting from exile, just as we cannot stop their jamming. We have to use our tactics to overcome their jamming. So we often change our frequency but that means we lose our audience.The Chinese newspaper Global Times accuses Voice of Tibet of supporting Tibetan independence. How do you respond?Radio Voice of Tibet is a platform for all the Tibetan people and Tibet-loving people. We do stories on all kinds of subjects whether exile government news, Dalai Lama news or Tibetan NGOs. We do stories about India-China relations and Tibet, China-US relations and Tibet. Voice of Tibet does not have any political leaning. Our aim is to provide a platform for everybody. These Chinese accusations are baseless. We don’t have any political position as such, whether we are Middle Way supporters or independence supporters.What feedback do you get from your listeners in Tibet?Getting feedback from inside Tibet is becoming more and more difficult. But we meet people who have recently arrived from Tibet and we ask them, “Do you listen to radio Voice of Tibet?” Sometimes they say yes and sometimes no. There are people who say, “Please broadcast the Dalai Lama’s teachings more often.” Many Tibetans have learned to listen to international radio stations, in part because it is one of the few ways of listening to the Dalai Lama. March 3, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

La Hacienda closed after fire code inspection

first_img La Hacienda closed after fire code inspection La Hacienda Event Center square.jpg La Hacienda Event Center was forced to close by Midland County officials over the weekend following findings of fire code violations by the State Fire Marshal’s Office.But an employee of the venue who answered the phone on Tuesday afternoon said the venue had reopened. An owner and an attorney for the business did not respond to messages seeking comment as of this writing.The State Fire Marshal’s Office found problems with the sprinkler and fire alarm systems, blocked or difficult-to-open exit doors, and wiring issues, agency spokesman Jerry Hagins said. Hagins said the state inspectors turned over their findings to Midland County officials, who ordered the closure until the problems were fixed and re-inspected.State and Midland County officials could not confirm as of this writing that inspectors had cleared the reopening.CBS-7 first reported the Saturday closure of La Hacienda for multiple fire code violations, quoting Israel Guardiola, an attorney for La Hacienda, who said the venue was seeking clarity on the necessary fixes. The news station reported crews were working on overhead sprinklers.The annual Permian High School Band Cabaret Concert originally slated to be at the La Hacienda venue on Thursday has been moved to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Midland Horseshoe Pavilion.More Information Pinterest Local NewsBusiness Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Pinterestcenter_img  CBS7 coverage Facebook By admin – February 27, 2018 WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleMan charged with sexual assault of teenage girlsNext articleOC board approves tuition, fee increase adminlast_img read more

Man charged with assaulting OPD officers

first_img Pinterest Local NewsCrime Man charged with assaulting OPD officers Twitter By admin – April 3, 2018 Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Omar Orlando Gonzalez A man was arrested on multiple felony charges early Monday, after he resisted arrest and assaulted officers, according to Odessa police.An OPD release stated Omar Orlando Gonzalez, 35, was arrested and charged after fighting with officers attempting to handcuff him, taking an officer’s taser and leaving two with bodily injuries, during an incident shortly after 1 a.m. outside Delux Inn motel on South Grant Avenue.The release states officers arrived on the scene and were pointed to Gonzalez, after complaints were made about a disturbance in the area parking lot. The release accuses Gonzalez of having dilated pupil and being intoxicated on a substance other than alcohol when officers made contact.When officers tried to handcuff Gonzalez, he supposedly resisted, pushed officers away and ran, the release stated. When officers caught up to him, he supposedly continued to fight, and grabbed an officer’s taser, kicking one officer several times, and a second officer in the groin, before being taken into custody, the release detailed.Cpl. Frank Robles was left with bodily injury, while Cpl. Coty Watts sustained a fractured finger on his right hand, according to an affidavit of probable caused released by OPD upon request Tuesday.Gonzalez was charged with two counts of assault on a public servant with bodily injury, third-degree felonies, taking a weapon from a peace officer, a third-degree felony, evading arrest with prior convictions, a state jail felony, misdemeanor resisting arrest and misdemeanor public intoxication. Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleSection of U.S. Highway 285 to be down to one lane MondayNext articleFire crews from across Ector County battle wind-fed grass fire adminlast_img read more

CAB wins ruling on de Dietrich €4.6m Ponzi cash

first_img Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire CAB wins ruling on de Dietrich €4.6m Ponzi cash Google+ Google+ Previous articleSoccer – Harps Finances Comply With License RequirementsNext articleLast night winning Lotto ticket sold in Donegal Town News Highland Pinterest Twitter Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry center_img Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The High Court has ruled that €4.65m seized by the Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) from a Donegal-based suspected fraudster is the proceeds of crime.Francois de Dietrich, who ran his scam from Ballybofey offices, has already had more than €20M seized in the North.The money seized was uncovered in 11 bank accounts in the State, Belgium, Estonia and Luxembourg following a year-long investigation by the CAB, the garda fraud bureau and international authorities.Donegal people will now be paid back some of their investment on a pro-rata basis when PricewaterhouseCoopers, which was appointed liquidator on both sides of the Border to Etic Solutions Ltd, owned by Mr De Dietrich, has completed its inquiries.The probe, which also involved the PSNI, the Financial Services Authority in the UK and police forces in Estonia, Belgium and Luxembourg, identified 400 investors in Etic Solutions.Inquiries established that many of the investors were still awaiting a return.The Ballybofey company was put in liquidation and Mr De Dietrich left Donegal. He is hiding in France.The Ballybofey company was put in liquidation and Mr De Dietrich left Donegal. He is believed to be somewhere in France.Mr De Dietrich did not appear in court but a solicitor acting for him said that his client, although consenting to the making of order, denied any wrongdoing. News Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th By News Highland – December 22, 2011 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebooklast_img read more

Improvements to Covid rate in some parts of Donegal

first_img Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ By News Highland – April 9, 2021 Previous articleFurther calls for responsibility for LUH car parking fees to change handsNext articleLUH bucks national trend with Covid admissions News Highland WhatsApp WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows center_img Pinterest Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ Twitter Letterkenny and Milford have the fourth and fifth highest Covid rates in the country according to the latest Local Electoral Area figures.Tullamore in county Offaly continues to have the highest incidence rate of Covid-19 in the country at 672, which is more than four times the national average as of Monday.Although still returning high rates, improvements have been recorded in Inishowen as well as the Letterkenny and Lifford/ Stranorlar LEAs.The Glenties and Donegal LEAs are the only areas in Donegal with rates below the national average.However the rate in Glenties, which had a very low rate two weeks ago, has doubled.North Inishowen had a rate of 183 and 31 cases compared to a rate of 307 in the previous data.South Inishowen recorded a fall, going from 426 to 313 and 70 cases.The Covid rate in Milford has increased slightly from 385 to 407 and 56 cases.A small decrease was recorded in Letterkenny in the latest data at 410 compared with 416 and 124 cases in the previous data.The rate in Lifford/Stranorlar has dropped to 205 and 53 cases compared with 317 previously.Glenties reocorded a rate of 142 and 34 cases in the latest data compared with a previous rate of 63.Donegal had a rate of 64 and 17 cases, a slight increase on the previous figure of 60. Facebook Facebook Improvements to Covid rate in some parts of Donegal Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more