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Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Finance Email Address Norwegian gambling ad ban could slash broadcasters’ revenue Tags: Online Gambling Topics: Finance Legal & compliance Marketing & affiliates A proposed ban on television gambling advertising by offshore gaming operators in Norway could see broadcasters’ revenue plummet by NOK500m, a new Government-backed report claims. Regions: Europe Nordics Norway 14th August 2019 | By contenteditor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter A proposed ban on television gambling advertising by offshore gaming operators in Norway could see broadcasters’ revenue plummet by NOK500m, a new Government-backed report claims.Various unlicensed operators are currently using a legal loophole to feature their ads on television stations broadcasting from outside of the country, but national gambling regulator Lottstift last year launched a consultation on plans to close this loophole.Norwegian state gambling operator Norsk Tipping also recently confirmed that it would support such a move after reporting a sharp rise in the number of risk and problem players accessing its online games. Norsk Tipping does not market its casino games on television.However, a report from Oslo Economics has now said that if the new laws were to come into effect, this would have a negative impact on revenue among those broadcasters that are showing the ads.The report cites Discovery Networks Norway (DNN) and Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT), which draw NOK500m (£46.4m/€50.1m/$56.1m) from foreign gambling advertising each year.Oslo Economics noted that by blocking such advertising, broadcasters would be forced to lower prices for ad slots, which, in combination with the lost income, would mean a loss of between NOK250m and NOK500m each year.The report also said that lower revenue would mean broadcasters would not be able to spend as much on new television content to attract viewers, which would in turn harm their audience figures. This would apply to many forms of content, including the rights to major sporting events.Meanwhile, Oslo Economics said any potential law change could also have an impact on broadcasters that are not showing these types of adverts. TV2 does not broadcast the ads, but with DNN and NENT spending less on adverts and content, it would strengthen TV2’s competitiveness and place it at an advantage.In addition, blocking foreign ads would mean the likes of DNN and NENT would have to lower their spending on Norway-based content production, which in turn would negatively impact the country’s media industry.Norway’s Minister of Culture and Gender Equality, Trine Skei Grande, accepted that the law change would badly impact the media industry, but also said the market should not depend on this advertising to fund production and content efforts.“There has been a lot of attention around the proposal and it is important for us to highlight possible consequences,” Skei Grande said. “At the same time, it is important to point out that this is a value choice; the concerns of those who are struggling with gambling problems must weigh most.“We are committed to facilitating Norwegian content and TV production, but this must be solved by means other than allowing gambling advertising.”The Ministry of Culture is inviting comment on the report until August 31, after which it will review all feedback before deciding on its next steps.
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195 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Tagged with: Age UK Charity Commission regulation About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Age UK must review its involvement with the energy market following a Charity Commission investigation into its relationship with E.ON, the regulator has said.The charity should also make clear to customers any commission or fee received from commercial partnerships. The recommendations come as part of a report by the Charity Commission following its recent investigation into allegations that the charity was receiving a significant sum of money from E.ON to promote a particular tariff that was more expensive than others available.The investigation found processes in place for reviewing the suitability of products prior to selection, but that it was unclear whether Age UK had sufficiently considered the risks of targeting beneficiaries with a commercial product in an area where the charity also campaigns on behalf of its beneficiaries. The Commission also found that the charity’s processes for ensuring that the partnership remained in the best interests of the charity were insufficient and needed to be kept under more regular review.In addition, the nature of the commercial partnership across the range of services, and the fee or commission received by the charity through the trading subsidiary, was not made clear to customers. The Commission has recommended that Age UK clearly identifies any commission or fee received by the charity on all Age UK branded products. A number of further recommendations were also made to ensure that the charity is fully compliant with its legal duties.David Holdsworth, chief operating officer at the Charity Commission said:“Participation in the energy market poses significant risks and Age UK should consider whether continued involvement is in the charity’s best interests. Although the charity had oversight mechanisms, the Commission found these were insufficient and needed to be kept under more regular review. Any fee or commission that the charity receives through these arrangements must be clear and transparent.”An Age UK spokesperson commented: Advertisement “We accept we can never be too transparent and our trading arm needs a sharper demarcation from the Age UK charity. We want every customer of our trading arm to know who they have bought from, that any surplus is then gifted to our charity, and how this then benefits older people in need. We will be making some changes so this is always crystal clear.” 194 total views, 2 views today Age UK criticised by Charity Commission over E.ON partnership Melanie May | 20 April 2016 | News
In solidarity and unity with the Black Lives Matter movement and immigrants under attack, the Bangladeshi American Community Council held a Town Hall meeting in Parkchester, Bronx, on Jan. 31. The meeting followed the hospitalization of a prominent member of the community, who had been attacked by youths influenced by media demonization. Based only on his beard, they called this Bangladeshi man “ISIS.”The People’s Power Assembly, International Action Center, Why Accountability, Pakistan USA Freedom Forum and Guyanese American Workers United participated and spoke, along with several religious leaders and community groups.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
March 11, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders condemns the interrogation of at least six journalists by the National Department of Security (NDS), including Zaki Daryaie, the editor of the daily Etilaatroz, and Javad Naji, a journalist active on social networks. They were interrogated by NDS officers in the presence of a senior National Security Council representative during the past week. RSF_en Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom” They were summoned and questioned on suspicion of being the anonymous authors of Kabul Taxi, a Facebook page that has been revealing details of the activities of the country’s leaders since April, including the movements of government ministers and national security advisers.The journalists questioned have objected to the illegality of these interrogations as well as denying any role in Kabul Taxi.After journalists and Afghan journalists’ associations protested against the interrogations, the National Security Council issued a statement on 24 August stressing “the state’s respect for freedom of information and the government’s commitment to the right to information.” Although it did not refer to the interrogation of journalists about Kabul Taxi, the statement condemned the publication of information about government officials and in particular, National Security Council members, which – it said – constituted a “state secret.”Under the media law promulgated in 2013 by then President Hamid Karzai, complaints against media outlets and journalists are supposed to be handled by the Media Verification Commission before being transferred to the judicial authorities, if appropriate.Journalists are supposed to be represented on this commission but as they have not yet been elected, the commission is not yet operational and, in its absence, the information and culture ministry is meant to handle this function. The National Department of Security and the National Security Council clearly do not have the right to directly summon journalists for questioning.“We call on President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah to respect the ‘pact for the protection of media and journalists’ that they undertook to implement,” said Reza Moini, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Afghanistan desk.“They must also ensure that Afghanistan’s security officials respect this pact. The authorities will not be able to combat ‘rumours’ without respecting the law. The law on access to information, which President Ghani signed shortly after taking office in 2014, must be implemented. Unfortunately, this has not been the case until now.”Afghanistan is ranked 122th out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. News News News August 27, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Security officials must stop interrogating journalists illegally to go further Organisation AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information AfghanistanAsia – Pacific News June 2, 2021 Find out more May 3, 2021 Find out more RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan Follow the news on Afghanistan Receive email alerts
Cover Story Outdoor Living in Style Pacific Outdoor Living designs and builds landscapes for outdoor living, and offers a quality of service like no other By FRANZ A.D. MORALES Published on Thursday, May 2, 2013 | 1:29 pm faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment Community News Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website More Cool Stuff 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. Top of the News Everyone craves an escape to paradise every now and then, but what if you can escape every time you step out your house?Pacific Outdoor Living can give you paradise in your backyard.What sets Pacific Outdoor Living apart from other contractors is that it foregoes having you deal with separate designers and contractors by offering both services under one roof. This ensures projects don’t go over budget as is usually the case.“It basically starts with a designer meeting with their customer, discussing what their project is. And one of the things that we do thatâ€™s extremely different than other people is that we have to be able to develop a team relationship with the customer and get to know what their budget is,” says owner Terry Morrill.Clients who have a hard time picking a design can visit Pacific Outdoor Living, and see the options available to them.“We have a showroom up in La Crescenta that has all the various products that are available to them, so the customer can see a sample of the real thing and also a sample of the different furniture that we have,” says Terry.Rebecca Morrill, daughter of Terry, says that clients coming to visit the showroom can expect a variety of displays as far as outdoor living is concerned. “We have outdoor living rooms consisting of outdoor furniture, pergolas, jalousies, fountains, pottery and of course the paving stone samples as well as their building materials such as flooring, outdoor flooring and ponds; thereâ€™s a lot to see here,” Rebecca explains.Clients who employ the design and contractor services of Pacific Outdoor living can also expect some perks and benefits.“For our customers that are working with Pacific Outdoor Living, we extend designer discounts and great pricing. Of course for the retail store, we do have great pricing but there are extra discounts for those customers that are actually having landscape design services done with us,” says Rebecca.Rebecca also explains that Pacific Outdoor Living offers great value, “We donâ€™t pretend to be the cheapest but basically what we give is excellent service and excellent quality products.”The company aims to give clients everything they need when it comes to outdoor landscaping, and the showroom is where clients “can basically have everything from the idea and the concept to the actual design, the drawing and specs to the installation of the landscape design and the project. Even the furniture with the bells and whistles and the frosting at the end [like] lighting and accessories, fountains, pottery, things like that,” says Rebecca.Terry adds that aside from landscapes, the company also designs and builds swimming pools, ponds and basically most water features.“A lot of our customers say itâ€™s like their own private resort that we can build and create for them,” says Terry.The company also ensures quality work and backâ€™s it up with a “customer loyalty program, where weâ€™ll call and talk to the customers at the end of the job to evaluate how we did, how the salesman did, how the crew did and to instantly be able to go up there and repair and correct anything that does come up.”From design to build, everything that customers need regarding outdoor living, whether it’s advice or products, Rebecca says “we’re here for them.”Pacific Outdoor Living is located at 2727 Foothill Blvd, La Crescenta.To learn more about Pacific Outdoor Living, visit www.pacificoutdoorliving.com or call (818) 247-9595. 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Previous articleMCH board to vote on retiree settlementNext articleOPD: Woman threatened to kill pregnant woman, child admin Local News Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Touring man to sing relatable life tales WhatsApp By admin – March 15, 2018 The Garage Coffee, Music & MoreThe singer/songwriter the Reverend Justin Hylton from Atlanta is scheduled to perform at 7 p.m. Friday at The Garage Coffee, Music & More, 1110 N. Main St., Fort Stockton.Hylton has toured the nation with his songs of relatable tales of life experiences. Facebook Twitter Garage Coffee, Music and More Facebook
Juneteenth Celebration begins Friday Local News WhatsApp Facebook Black Cultural Council of OdessaThe Black Cultural Council of Odessa (BCCO) has scheduled the 2018 Juneteenth Celebration on Friday at the following locations.Woodson Park, 1020 E. Murphy St.: 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., “Blues” by DJ Blue Boy and DJ B. Reed; 9 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., welcome program; 9:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., performance by saxophonist Chris Mitchell; 10:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., performance by N’Tense featuring Sean G. and youth dance.Odessa College Sports Center, 201 W. University Blvd.; 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., 38th annual Danny R. Wright Basketball Tournament and the Boys & Girls High School and Youth Divisions Basketball Tournament.Blackshear Elementary Auditorium, 501 S. Dixie Blvd.: 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Annual Juneteenth Pageant.The annual “Celebration of Freedom” honors the day when Texas slaves finally learned of their emancipation.Food vendors will be at Woodson Park.Call 305-0369. By admin – June 14, 2018 Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Twitter Previous articleOPD dismisses officer after unreasonable use of force findingNext articleSULLUM: SCOTUS may yet approve gay wedding cake demands admin