Sunday 7 November 2010 9:12 pm Share Tags: NULL BP Investors in BP should not be surprised by the news that chief executive Bob Dudley is planning to slash the dividend if and when payments are resumed next year. The American oil veteran was drafted in to the top job to aid the company’s public image following the disastrous Deepwater Horizon explosion on 20 April, as a steady hand following ex-chief executive Tony Hayward’s embarrasing string of gaffes. Dudley has already taken bold steps to distance the firm from the spill, for example linking all bonus payments solely to safety records for the next quarter. The numerous hints of a stripped down BP, even before Dudley’s final plan for the firm is revealed in February, seems to suggest that his scheme to overhaul the company goes beyond earning BP its hairshirt in the eyes of the public. BP has boasted the largest dividend payment in the UK for several years, paying out around £6bn a year. It now also boasts the most expensive oil spill in the world, and a $20bn compensation pot waiting to be claimed. It is clear the company must emerge a smaller, more focused one. Show Comments ▼ whatsapp whatsapp More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity Timesmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStorythedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comReporter CenterBrenda Lee: What Is She Doing Now At 76 Years of Age?Reporter CenterMartha Stewart CBDShop Martha Stewart’s CBD Products NowMartha Stewart CBD KCS-content
Topics: Finance Online casino Online lottery Online sports betting Earlier this month, Denmark’s state-run operator Danske Spil began to roll out new player ID cards, which will effectively shift all land-based sports betting organised by the state-owned operator to account-based play. Players must show the card in order to place a bet at a retail location. In 2012, the first year the Danish online gaming market opened up, players spent just DKK2.4bn online, representing 30.8% of the overall Danish gaming market. In addition, the regulator said that a greater proportion of Danes who do play online do so on a mobile device rather than on a computer. The countries measured were the 15 members of the European Union prior to enlargement in 2004, plus Iceland, Norway and Switzerland. Norway was third as the only other country where the majority of revenue was from online gaming, while Great Britain followed with 45%. Of 18 European markets assessed by the regulator, only Sweden (59%), saw a higher percentage of online play than Denmark, where 53.1% of revenue – or DKK5.2bn (£633.5m/€698.5m/$826m) – came from online in 2019. This means that DKK3.17bn, or 32.3% of Danish gambling revenue, came from mobile play in 2019. Regions: Europe Nordics Denmark The regulator said the growth of online gaming has helped the Danish gaming market as a whole grow by 25.6% since 2012 to DKK9.8bn, although overall gaming revenue was stable from 2018 to 2019 as land-based revenue declined from DKK4.7bn to DKK4.5bn. Danish igaming participation rate second-highest in Europe Online casino Since 2012, online gaming’s gross revenue and market share has grown year-on-year every year. This trend appears set to continue with the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic limiting the land-based sector in 2020. Denmark has the second-highest online gambling participation rate in Europe, as new figures from regulator Spillemyndigheden show it is one of just three countries where the majority of gross gaming revenue comes from internet channels. 27th October 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle That year is also the second in which online gaming has made up more than half of the overall Danish gaming market. It also represents an increase from 2018, when online’s DKK5.0bn in revenue made up 51.5% of the market. Last month, Spillemyndigheden announced that Andres Dorph, previously deputy director of the Danish Immigration Service, will take over as the regulator’s new director on 1 November. Dorph replaces Morten Niels Jakobsen, who stepped down from the role in August in order to become director of land value assessor the Danish Valuation Agency. Tags: Spillemyndigheden mobile gaming The portion of online revenue that comes from mobile devices grew by five percentage points year-on-year to 61%, after only 11% of revenue came from mobile devices in 2012. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address
Tokyo Olympics: Deepika Kumari to be sole entry to Tokyo Games as Indian women’s recurve team fails to qualify Cricket By Kunal Dhyani – May 30, 2020 Previous articleDream11 European Cricket Series T10 League 2020 LIVE: Full schedule, squads and live streaming detailsNext articleCricket Business: Cricket West Indies announce 50% salary cuts for its staff, coaches Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. “Everyone would go and get tested in their local country, all those tests would be sent to Florida and the results would come out within – hopefully – 48 hours,” he said.According to Grave, if a player during the series tests positive at any stage of the tour, they would be removed from the main squad and will be placed into isolation within the bio-secure environment and will be treated by the team doctor along with the other on-site medical support staff. 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OnlineMicrosoftBring your desktop to life with Bing WallpaperMicrosoftPhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStick“CWI … received and reviewed detailed plans for players and staff to be kept in a bio-secure environment for the duration of the tour, with all matches being played ‘behind closed doors’,” it said in a statement on Friday.The CWI statement said it would seek permission from the various national governments in the Caribbean to facilitate the movement of players and support staff.It would also use private charter planes and conduct medical screenings and COVID-19 testing for all members of the touring party.The CWI added that it would continue to fine-tune arrangements with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), whilst they await final U.K. Government approval of their plans.Britain’s Sun newspaper reported on Friday that the ECB had come to an agreement with government Ministers for the tour to take place. 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He also said no player has yet expressed they don’t want to tour.“What has changed is the ECB have gotten more confident that they’ve got a robust and safe plan to deal with cricket in a biosecure environment behind closed doors. Our medical team are getting more confident and comfortable with those plans,” said Grave. Formula 1 Facebook Twitter Entire West Indies squad to be tested privately for Covid19 BCCI to form committee to take call on compensating domestic cricketers Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Cricket is back, Cricket West Indies approve England tour PSL 2021 Playoffs: Schedule, Timing, LIVE streaming, list of champions; all you need to know The CWI CEO assured all the players and support staff selected will be tested privately before they embark on the plane. Cricket SHARE WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: Roach removes Markram in the first over; SA 20/1 (6 ov)- Follow Live Updates RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WTC Final Live- Ind vs NZ: Kyle Jamieson bags 5th five-wicket haul in 8th Test, rattles India in WTC final Team to fly to England in a Chartered FlightWest Indies will take a 25-man squad to the UK including 10 reserves.“Effectively we want to bring everyone to probably Antigua and that’s mainly because the regional airline LIAT have all their aircraft currently based here so it is easier for them to send planes to the islands to come back to this central hub. So we would look to convene players here by late afternoon, and they would get on a charter flight to the UK immediately after that.” Cricket The Cricket West Indies (CWI) has given its approval in principle for a test series in England, the body said on Friday.West Indies had been scheduled to visit England for three tests in June but the tour was pushed back due to the Covid19 pandemic. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is now looking at hosting the series in July.
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Equity Bank Group Limited (EQTY.rw) listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2014 presentation results for the half year.For more information about Equity Bank Group Limited (EQTY.rw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Equity Bank Group Limited (EQTY.rw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Equity Bank Group Limited (EQTY.rw) 2014 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileEquity Bank Group Limited is a leading financial institution based in Kenya which offers products and services to private individuals and small-to-medium enterprises, and the corporate banking market. It operates in six geographical markets; Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Rwanda, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The consumer division targets salaried customers or customers who receive regular remittances, such as a pension. The SME division provides financial solutions for working capital needs, property development and acquisition of assets. The corporate division targets large enterprises offering products and services that range from equity, mortgage and asset finance loans to trade finance, development loans and business loans. Formerly known as Equity Bank Limited, the commercial bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Equity Group Holdings Limited. Equity Bank Group Limited is listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange
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Do you want to buy the issue of Rugby World in which this article appeared? Back Issues Contact John Denton Services at 01733-385-170 visit http://mags-uk.com/ipcOr perhaps you’d like a digital version of the magazine delivered direct to your PC, MAC or Ipad? If so click here. Mark Jones in full swing during his international daysThere have been a couple of occasions this season when Mark Jones has been tempted to leave his spot amongst the Scarlets coaches on the sidelines and run onto the pitch. An interception or a break down the wing is what most entices him towards the touchline. “I’ve been half in the motion of running onto the field,” jokes the former Wales wing.It was last August that Jones had to retire from the game, the latest in a long line of knee injuries forcing him to call time on his career or risk long-term damage. He says: “Funnily enough my wife asked me the other day if I miss playing. I said yes – but I don’t miss my knee swelling up and picking myself up from injuries and so on. I miss playing terribly and would love to get back playing again, but I can’t. “The surgeon said I needed to stop so it was taken out of my hands. I had 12 years so I didn’t want to be greedy – there’s a long life after rugby. I want to be able to kick a ball around with my kids.”The number of professionals being forced to retire prematurely through injury is an ongoing concern, many fearing that players have become too big and too powerful for their own – and their opponents’ – good. Jones, however, believes rugby has self-regulated itself and a change in attitudes is seeing a move away from the ‘bigger is better’ view. “Physicality is part of the attraction of rugby – that’s why you start playing and, along with the skill, that’s why people watch,” he says. “Everybody loves to see a great tackle and the whole crowd gasp.“The game is very physical but I think it’s plateaued. There’s been a huge development in the size of players in the last six or seven years, but now teams are looking to lighten players. The laws of the game are now more suited to that – the ball is in play more and the contact area now favours the attacking team. A lot of things have made it a more running-orientated game rather than the collision game of the past few seasons.”With 47 Wales caps and over a decade on the wing at the Scarlets, Jones knows all about a running game. And now that he’s crossed the divide from player to coach to join Nigel Davies’s back-room team, he’s trying to impart his knowledge on the region’s youngsters. He took up the role of skills coach in the summer and says: “I’m enjoying it immensely. It’s obviously frustrating having to finish playing, but the next best thing is coaching. The coaches I’m working with are brilliant and it’s a great learning environment for me.“There’s huge pressure to improve standards after last season, when we finished second from bottom in the league. There’s so much further we can grow, but we’re not a million miles away from things taking shape. I’ve been responsible for our attacking play this season, that’s fallen into my lap, and we’ve taken a lot of the structure out of the game. We now play what’s in front of us. It’s my role to upskill the players so they can do that.”Having only recently hung up his boots, Jones knows the importance of keeping players focused during training so that the key messages can be conveyed and he’s been impressed by the attitude of his charges, particularly the younger contingent. “Having just come out of the locker room, I know the conversations that happen after team meetings and matches, and how players are tired in certain situations. I’ve a clear idea of how players react to things and I want to keep them interested in what we’re doing.“Running came easy to me, but I had to work hard on my passing, kicking and footballing ability. I’ve tried to get that across to the younger players and explained the type of things I tried to improve. There’s a great willingness to learn from the young guys and that helps me. They’re like sponges. They’re so keen to learn and are willing to accept help and advice to improve.” Wonder boy George NorthOne of those youngsters is George North, who made a rapid rise from schoolboy player to Wales international last autumn, scoring two tries on his Test debut against South Africa. The 18-year-old, who is out with a shoulder injury, has paid tribute to Jones, saying: “I feel lucky to be able to work with a coach like Mark Jones, who’s fresh from the game and has really helped me look at how I play in different ways as well as helping me gain confidence and belief.”The modest Jones plays down his part in North’s progress, but believes the winger can become a key player for Wales. “As a wing I’ve been able to offer him an extra insight into that area, but I’ve only been working with him for a short period, so the people who’ve coached him before should take credit. He’s not afraid to speak up and challenge the coaches. That’s healthy – you don’t want to be autocratic.“George can be exceptional. It’s all up to him now. He’s got the capability to go to the World Cup and if he gets certain parts of his game really polished, he can be a big asset for Wales, a real force.”And that’s where Jones, the coach, comes in.This article appeared in the February 2011 issue of Rugby World Magazine LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS TAGS: Scarlets
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Home Indiana Agriculture News River-Friendly Farmers Honored for Stewardship of Indiana Natural Resources By Andy Eubank – Sep 5, 2017 SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter 2017-River-Friendly-FarmersIn August at the Indiana State Fair 49 Indiana farmers representing 44 counties and consistent efforts to protect Indiana’s natural resources like soil and water, were honored with the River-Friendly Farmer award. Since 1999 by the Indiana Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (IASWCD) has presented the award to over 900 farmers. Current president for the organization, Jamie Scott from Warsaw said conservation is a regular commitment for the honorees. They don’t do it for awards.“I hope this award means a lot to them,” he told HAT. “I know there’s a few of them that say we just do that, and that’s the group we’re dealing with. A lot of times farmers are that way, definitely good stewards of the land are, but it’s pretty important. I’ve been telling people for the last year or so I don’t know many young couples that are wanting to move to Flint, Michigan, Des Moines, Iowa, places that we’ve had some water quality issues. So, them taking care of the natural resources and the water here in Indiana is important to everyone, not just for me trying to farm but for those businesses and people who are going to live here.”As you travel rural Indiana you’ll often see the River-Friendly Farmer sign near the road. Now almost 50 more of those signs are going up.“We were lucky enough 10-15 years ago to be a River-Friendly Farmer ourselves and display that sign with honor, and yes, it’s a great accomplishment to have that at your driveway, on your shop wall, somewhere being recognized as being that good steward of Indiana conservation.”The awards were presented by Indiana Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch and Indiana Farm Bureau President, Randy Kron. River Friendly Farmers are nominated by their local Soil and Water Conservation District based upon their management practices, which help keep rivers, lakes and streams clean in Indiana and beyond. This annual award is sponsored by the IASWCD, Indiana State Department of Agriculture Division of Soil Conservation and the 92 local Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Indiana Farm Bureau, along with, Purdue Cooperative Extension Service, and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.A full list of this year’s winners including short bios and individual photos can be viewed on the Indiana Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts website.Learn more about Scott in the full HAT interview:Jamie-Scott-IASWCD-President River-Friendly Farmers Honored for Stewardship of Indiana Natural Resources Facebook Twitter Previous articleIndiana Rain and Temps Remain Below AverageNext articleWhat are the Traits of a Successful Farming Operation? Andy Eubank