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BRITAIN’S top-notch credit rating looks increasingly secure thanks to the government’s spending cuts and a recovering banking sector, ratings agency Fitch said yesterday, in a significant boost for the chancellor. However, Fitch said there was a risk that inflationary pressures could spur a sharper-than-expected rise in interest rates which might hurt the economy.“The strong budgetary consolidation effort and declining fiscal risks arising from the UK financial sector support the stable outlook on the UK’s ‘AAA’ ratings,” said Maria Malas-Mroueh, a director in Fitch’s Sovereign team.Fitch said the government’s deficit reduction plan was credible and it expected the 23 March budget to reaffirm the government’s commitment to fiscal tightening.The opinion of the ratings agency will provide a welcome fillip for George Osborne, who is fighting claims from Labour that he is cutting too far and too fast. However, Fitch noted that uncertainty over how much spare capacity remained in the economy as well as the pace of economic recovery had increased the potential for monetary and fiscal policy errors. Show Comments ▼ Monday 14 March 2011 9:14 pm More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.com KCS-content whatsapp Tags: NULL whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBePeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople Todayautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepedia Share Fitch says UK’s AAA rating safe due to spending cuts
Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter With viewer numbers, prize pools and now betting revenues continuing to rocket, esports’ meteoric rise continues apace, writes Nick Pateman. In the first of a two-part series, he offers his insights on how best to tap into this exploding market After decades of lurking quietly on the sidelines, competitive gaming, now commonly known as esports, has become a global phenomenon. The popularity of live streaming has led to soaring viewer numbers, with the worldwide esports audience now standing at 380 million. This has motivated game developers to create titles with esports in mind and has led to crowdsourcing tournament prize pools that would leave traditional sports organisers stunned. In 2018, for example, the winning team of Dota2’s The International took home more than $11m, a little less than half the total prize pool. Esports, then, is not just here to stay, but ready to go stratospheric. The global esports market is soon to cross the $1bn mark and is projected to grow by a further 50% by 2020. With wagering predicted to hit $23.5bn by 2020, even those most sceptical of the market will concede that playing computer games is much more than just a basement hobby.Any affiliates taking esports betting seriously will find themselves entering one of the fastest growing markets in gaming and benefiting from what many are expecting to be a level of unprecedented growth. With so many only now considering esports as a viable commercial route, what are some of the key lessons for entering this market successfully?Building an engaging brand in esports The esports fanbase is unlike any other. A unique blend of demographics, interests and incomes make for a wonderfully mixed group of individuals that – for the most part – have a love for competitive gaming themselves. Esports fans are technically savvy, brand-loyal and often sceptical of new entrants to the market.There is a reason why the industry makes such a distinction between ‘endemic’ (brands that supply the market) and ‘non-endemic’ (those that don’t): the latter have a hard time making friends, often needing to convince fans that they’re in it not for the money but for a love of esports and the culture that surrounds it.That said, even the most unlikely brands may find themselves winning over an esports audience. DHL, which inexplicably became the global partner of one of the world’s largest tournament brands, ESL One, received great acclaim during their Dota 2 2018 Major in Birmingham.Thanks to a winning strategy, a brand that seemingly has no place in the esports scene has made a huge success of it.If executed correctly, then, non-endemic brands stand every chance of successfully entering the market, but the alternative can be catastrophic. At best, a poorly managed brand will find themselves shunned by the scene; at worst, they may live on forever as an unedifying meme of exactly what not to do.Whether you are an existing esports fan or one looking at the commercial opportunity of this exciting market, knowing who your audience is and how best to engage them is more important than ever.How to engage esports fans As one of the first affiliates in the esports scene, and with a team that has decades of combined competitive gaming under its belt, SickOdds.com is in a unique position to offer advice on how best to engage this emerging audience. Esports fans spend a great deal of time online, often subscribing to multiple communities where they discuss teams, players, game mechanics and everything else esportsrelated.This level of activity online is unique to the esports market, and the opportunity for brands to become part of the conversation is higher than ever. Build a team of esports fans.To have any chance of success at engaging fans, the team responsible for content has to live and breathe esports and gaming culture in general – a team lacking genuine passion for the beautiful egame will be found out at the first tweet.Proceed with caution! Teams should be in tune with what’s happening in the scene, covering all the relevant titles from across the esports sector.There are myriad ways to follow each of these titles, whether that’s through Reddit communities or by watching the latest tournament majors through Twitch.tv, YouTube Gaming and Facebook.Subscribing to industry newsletters can keep teams abreast of B2B developments and getting match updates will give a good overview of the competitive scene. For a more intimate look at what’s going on in the space, it’s best to follow teams and players on Twitter. Esports is a major category that covers a huge range of games, from realistic first-person shooters such as Counter-Strike through to collectible card games such as Hearthstone. For this reason, it is rare to find anyone with a deep understanding of more than just a couple of titles, given that the culture, teams and history vary wildly from one to the next.Teams responsible for engaging with esports fans would also benefit from playing competitively in their spare time, as many of these titles are simply too complex to follow without having first-hand experience.Creating partnershipsLiving and breathing esports is the first step, then, but engaging with an audience from the grass roots can be accelerated through a partnership. Brands, players and organisations within esports are typically very open to cooperation at any level.The esports economy might be approaching $1bn, but the industry is still nascent and stakeholders are often looking for partnership opportunities to keep pace with this growth. Of course, partnerships are not without their pitfalls, and sometimes the excitement and eagerness of this market can lead lower-level partnerships into monetary black holes.This eagerness is a symptom of a ‘we’re all in this together’ sentiment that so heavily pervades the esports scene, and new start-ups can easily find partnership opportunities with other similarly ambitious and passionate start-ups. In our case, as a self-funded enterprise, we began our foray into odds comparison through a partnership withUltraPlay, which provided us with the opportunity to serve data to our users without the heavy upfront costs. We continue to partner with UltraPlay and others on new content and giveaways, enabling us to reach a wider audience or providing our non-endemic partners with the association and credibility of an esports-focused brand.In part 2, Nick will look at market developments, generating value from engagement, data, content and hiring strategies.Nick Pateman co-founded an SEO consultancy in 2010, leaving six years later to build an affiliate network that now generates over half a million unique users each month through content marketing and SEO. Nick also has a keen interest in emerging markets and successfully developed one of the most popular web apps for the cryptocurrency Ethereum in 2016. He co-founded esports betting platform SickOdds.com in the same year. Topics: Casino & games Esports Video gaming Tags: Online Gambling Video Gaming With viewer numbers, prize pools and now betting revenues continuing to rocket, esports’ meteoric rise continues apace, writes Nick Pateman. Here he offers his insights on how best to tap into this exploding market Casino & games 21st February 2019 | By Stephen Carter Boom time: part one AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address
CIEL Limited (CIEL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2012 annual report.For more information about CIEL Limited (CIEL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CIEL Limited (CIEL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CIEL Limited (CIEL.mu) 2012 annual report.Company ProfileCIEL Limited is an investment company headquartered in Ebene, Mauritius. The company operates in the following segments: agriculture and property, financial services, hotels and resorts, textiles, and healthcare businesses. The activities of the company are spread out over five countries that include Mauritius, Madagascar, Asia, Maldives and South Africa, just to name a few. CIEL Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
Omnicane Limited (MTMD.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Food sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the half year.For more information about Omnicane Limited (MTMD.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Omnicane Limited (MTMD.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Omnicane Limited (MTMD.mu) 2014 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileOmnicane Limited is a company headquartered in Mauritius and specialises in sugar milling and electricity production services. The company engages in the production and processing of sugar cane, electricity production, food crop, flower and venison production, vegetable, palm heart and fresh shrimp production. Omnicane ltd operates through its subsidiaries, Omnicane Milling Holdings (Mon Tresor) Limited, Omnicane Milling Holdings (Britannia Highlands) Limited, Floreal Limited, FAW Investment Limited, Exotic Exports Limited, Omnicane Logistic Operations Limited, Omnicane Thermal Energy Holdings (St Aubin) Limited, Omnicane Holdings (La Baraque) Thermal Energy Limited, Omnicane Milling Operations Limited and Omnicane Agricultural Operations Limited; all arranged under sugar, energy, hospitality, and property segments. Omnicane Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
Hwange Colliery Company Limited (HCCL.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2016 annual report.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) 2016 annual report.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 Exchange
LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply What is a Geriatrician?From Florida Hospital – Apopka Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 TAGSFlorida Hospital – ApopkaGeriatrician Previous articleCar strikes school bus in ZellwoodNext articleApopka Weekly Arrest Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your name here Caring for Mom and Dad is never easy, whether you’re around the corner or across the country. If you’ve noticed things just don’t seem right with their health, it may be time to evaluate your aging parent’s medical needs and see if they’d benefit from seeing a geriatrician, especially if you or the care giving spouse are overwhelmed.Geriatric medicine is a specialty that focuses on senior health, and in preventing and treating disability and diseases as you age. Geriatricians, doctors who specialize in senior health, have undergone special training and are typically board certified in internal medicine or family medicine.Some geriatricians provide primary care, and are especially helpful if your parents have multiple medical problems. Some geriatricians provide specialty consultation much like other specialists such as a cardiologist or pulmonologist. Your parent’s primary care provider may request a consultation about a particular issue. Or, you or your parent may self-refer for evaluation of a particular concern.Does everyone over the age of 65 need a geriatrician?A geriatrician most often treats people over the age of 65 who have multiple medical issues. But they also may treat patients over 65 who want to age as successfully as possible.We all age differently, so there are varying degrees of health-related issues and disabilities in older adults. Not everyone over 65 years of age needs a geriatrician. If your parents are happy with their primary care doctor, and feel he or she is providing the attention needed for their health care needs, they’re probably fine staying with their doctor.What’s involved in seeing a geriatrician?If you or your parents decide to see a geriatrician, either as their primary care physician or as a consult, the doctor will take a detailed medical history. This may include a physical examination; medication review; functional assessment (an evaluation of a person’s ability to manage tasks and activities that are usually necessary in daily life);vision, hearing and osteoporosis screenings; cognitive testing; and a family meeting.What if Mom or Dad take multiple medications?If your parents take multiple medications, a geriatrician may suggest a pharmacy consultation. As we age, our bodies absorb and metabolize medications differently than when we were younger. And, that can potentially lead to side effects and drug interactions. Working with a pharmacist, a geriatrician can evaluate and monitor your parents’ medications to monitor for effectiveness and help prevent any unintended consequences.American Geriatric Association RecommendationRegardless of an older person’s age, the American Geriatrics Society recommends that a geriatrician be consulted when:An older person has several diseases and disabilities that cause significant impairment and frailty.The caregiver — whether family or friends — is feeling a tremendous amount of stress in caring for their loved one.Rosemary Laird, MD, geriatric medicine specialist at Florida Hospital, says older adults who benefit most from seeing a geriatrician include those who are:dealing with cognitive impairments, such as dementia or Alzheimer’s diseasehave multiple medical problems that impact their day-to-day abilities to functionRosemary De Angelis Laird, MDGeriatric Medicine/ Internal Medicineunsteady on their feet or fallingdepressednot eating well and losing weighthaving difficulty living on their ownSeniors often have complicated health issues. So, a coordinated care approach works best when it comes to consulting about a loved one’s medical care and determining a plan to help them maintain their quality of life and make home life safer and easier. A Holistic ApproachDr. Laird says geriatricians are trained to look at all aspects and focus on the bigger picture with attention to detail.A geriatrician doesn’t work alone and is often part of a larger, interdisciplinary team focused on the needs of the patient. The team at Florida Hospital includes a geriatrician along with a geriatric-trained nurse practitioner and social worker. Together, they work closely with other professionals whose expertise can help address patient’s medical and non-medical needs. Often this includes rehabilitation therapists, nutritionists, pharmacists, counselors, or psychiatrists who bring additional strategies to the care plan. This close working relationship helps them coordinate treatment among a patient’s specialists.What’s the best living arrangement for my parents?A common question of concern to most adult children is whether their parents can maintain their independence and live on their own. It is a highly complex question, but a geriatrician is well suited to evaluate an elders physical, cognitive, emotional, and functional status and arrive at an opinion that respects an elder while addressing real physical and personal safety concerns with compassion.Geriatricians can help you, your parents, and other family members determine long-term care needs, such as how long your parents can safely remain in their own homes without assistance, and what type of services may be necessary, and available, when they do need some extra help.Sometimes the answer is a mix of your parent’s medical, functional and psychological conditions as well as what they want. Working together, the geriatric medical team can assess whether your parents can perform general activities of daily living – bathing, dressing or eating – and if there are any concerning underlying medical conditions that could impact the situation.Geriatricians and their teams can provide additional support that you, as a caregiver, may need so you can better understand or decide how best to care for your aging loved ones. Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
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The One Show on BBC One has published a template letter for viewers to download and send to any charity that they no longer wish to be contacted by. In the three days since it was published, it has been downloaded more than 18,000 times, according to the programme’s presenter Alex Jones last night.The template letter was published in the wake of some newspapers’ attempts to link the death of poppy seller Olive Cooke to the volume of appeals by post and telephone made by some charities. The link was denied by Mrs Cooke’s family.The letter, also available via post using a stamped address enveloped to The One Show, asks that the recipient charity stops contacting or communicating with the recipient for marketing purposes by letter, phone, email or at their doorstep.It gives the charity 28 days in which to comply, otherwise the sender will complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office.The One Show aims to help recipients stop receiving unwanted charity marketing communications. The One Show covered the issue of how charity fundraisers communicate with some donors on Monday’s edition. It looked at how, as presenter Matt Baker described it, “some charities have been using aggressive tactics to get us to part with our cash”.Angela Rippon and Daphne Clark, the show’s “consumer crusader”, investigated the issue. Between them they “devised [their] own plan to try to stem this rising tide of charity mailshots”. Their solution – a clear, firm request by letter.Getting the wording rightThey took advice on what to include in the wording from regulators the Fundraising Standards Board and the Information Commissioner’s Office, and from the Direct Marketing Association.However, “10 leading charities, all household names” who were invited to take part in the letter writing project declined to do so, according to Ms Rippon. On the other hand, both Citizens Advice and The Consumer Association did help.The Cabinet Office was also “happy” with the resultant letter too.Fundraising Standards Board CEO Alistair McLean was interviewed on 27 May and described the current focus on fundraising communication as “a real watershed for the sector”. He appeared again on Monday’s edition to provide an update on what the sector had done since then. He reported that the Institute of Fundraising had already accepted three of the recommendations and had set up task groups to focus on the remaining recommendations.He mentioned the recommendation that charity communications should have a clear, standardised opt out box, which he thought would help solve Daphne Clark’s problem.Journalist Lucy Siegle introduced the letter and explained that it was now available to anyone to download and use. She had contacted several charities earlier to seek their reaction to the letter but had found reticence among some.One who did comment was the Director of Fundraising at Scope who said that the charity wanted people “to be inspired into giving, not pressurised”. Others said that they hoped for a considered approach “that would fix things in the long term”. Tagged with: ethics Fundraising Standards Board regulation AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis126 Howard Lake | 19 June 2015 | 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. 346 total views, 6 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis126 BBC’s The One Show offers ‘don’t contact me’ letter to charities for download 345 total views, 5 views today Advertisement
VietnamAsia – Pacific April 27, 2021 Find out more VietnamAsia – Pacific Organisation Three more independent reporters arrested in Vietnam April 22, 2021 Find out more August 10, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 French-Vietnamese blogger sentenced to three years in prison Reporters Without Borders firmly condemns the sentence of three years in prison and three years of house arrest that a Ho Chi Minh City court passed today on Pham Minh Hoang, a university teacher and blogger with French and Vietnamese dual nationality, on a charge of trying to overthrow the government. Hoang tried to “undermine national security,” Judge Vu Phi Long said during today’s trial. Hoang has decided to appeal and asks the French authorities to pressure the Vietnamese government to review his sentence, a friend said“Pham Minh Hoang should not be in prison,” Reporters Without Borders said. “He is a citizen who just expressed his views on matters of interest to Vietnam. His conviction reflects a dangerous trend in Vietnam towards ‘Chinese-style’ censorship. “Prime Minister Nguyen Tang Dung, who has just been given another five-year term and has been appointed Security and Defence Council vice-president, has instigated a crackdown that bodes ill for journalists, bloggers and free speech defenders. We urge France and the rest of Europe to make their voices heard so that their citizen can be freed as soon as possible.” A politically-committed blogger using the pen-name of Phan Kien Quoc, Hoang wrote articles that circulated widely online on education, the environment and the defence of Vietnam’s sovereignty in its relations with China. He participated in a campaign against Chinese mining of bauxite in Vietnam’s central highlands and gave extra-curricular training in leadership to his students. He is also a member of the banned pro-democracy party Viet Tan.Armed security agents tried to intimidate journalists during today’s trial and to dissuade them from covering the proceedings. The judge ruled that Hoang had “blackened the image of the country” and was guilty of “activities aimed at overthrowing the people’s government.” Arrested on 13 August 2010, Hoang spent almost a year in pre-trial detention. Under Vietnamese law, this will be discounted from the jail time he has to serve.Hoang’s conviction comes just eight days after an appeal court upheld a seven-year jail sentence for another prominent blogger and dissident, Cu Huy Ha Vu. And Nguyen Van Ly, a Catholic priest and editor of the underground publication Tu Do Ngon Luan, was returned to jail just two weeks ago after a year and a half on parole because of very poor health.Reporters Without Borders wrote to the prime minister on 8 August urging him to “reverse this trend” and to “stop the political arrests and trials.”Vietnamese foreign ministry spokesperson Nguyen Phuong Nga insisted on 27 July that “all of the basic rights and freedoms figure in the Vietnamese constitution and in the laws that are below it” and “are respected in practice too.” In Vietnam, “no one is punished for expressing their opinions,” she claimed.The legality of the activities of Hoang and the other jailed netizens is guaranteed by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and articles 35, 50, 53 and 69 of Vietnam’s own constitution.Vietnam is on the Reporters Without Borders list of “Enemies of the Internet” that was released on 12 March and is ranked 165th out of 178 countries in the Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Follow the news on Vietnam Help by sharing this information RSF_en News News Receive email alerts to go further News News April 7, 2021 Find out more RSF laureates support jailed Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang Vietnam sentences journalist Tran Thi Tuyet Dieu to eight years in prison