RAB Capital hires a new chief exec

first_imgThursday 2 September 2010 8:35 pm RAB Capital hires a new chief exec RAB CAPITAL has hired Charles Kirwan-Taylor as its new chief executive, replacing Stephen Couttie. Kirwan-Taylor was previously chief investment officer at the firm, having joined in 2008 during the last management shake-up. He becomes the hedge fund’s third boss in less than two years. Couttie has left to pursue interests outside the group, but will continue to assist RAB on an advisory basis, the company said in a statement. Kirwan-Taylor quit his job as chairman of UK corporate broking at Credit Suisse in 2006 to set up Greyshrike Capital, a hedge fund focused on European equities. While at Credit Suisse he advised on several high profile transactions, including the privatisation of Telecom Italia, the flotation of Alstom and the initial public offerings of easyJet and Qinetiq.RAB, which focuses on energy and commodities funds and is also well-known for its failed bet on Northern Rock, reported a loss before tax and exceptional items of £6.9m in 2009. Executive chairman Michael Alen-Buckley said:?“His experience in financial markets and as CIO and head of Risk at RAB mean that he is ideally placed to lead the group in its next phase of development as we focus on delivering out-performing risk-adjusted returns for investors.” Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Proof Tags: NULL Sharecenter_img whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farminvesting.comCanceled TV Shows Announced: Full Updated Listinvesting.comthedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comWorld LifestyleCouple Has No Idea Why Photo Goes Viral, Then They Notice This In The CornerWorld LifestyleFolliboost Haircare SerumThinning Hair? Use this For 1 Month and See What HappensFolliboost Haircare SerumFilm OracleHer Love Triangle Inspired 3 Of The Most Popular Songs Ever WrittenFilm Oracle whatsapp Show Comments ▼ KCS-content last_img read more

ASA bans two more Profit Accumulator ads

first_imgThe ads must not appear again in their current form. The ASA told Profit Accumulator that future marketing communications must not present gambling as an alternative to employment or a way to achieve financial security. In addition, Profit Accumulator was warned to ensure marketing communications did not claim consumers were certain to make a profit. The site also hosted a video that included the line “casino bonuses are not gambling because just like matched betting, we give you an edge that allows you to beat the bookies”. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter ASA bans two more Profit Accumulator ads The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned two ads from matched betting and casino bonus hunting service Profit Accumulator, the second time it has done so this year. It added that, when taken in the context of earlier statements in the ad, such as “I cannot promise you that you will make money”, the statement should not appear irresponsible or materially significant. In addition, it said that the ad “presented casino bonus hunting as a way of earning extra money, and did not implore consumers to leave their jobs to take up bonus hunting as a source of income”. As well as this, Profit Accumulator noted that the messages on its site merely said the chances of winning money were “almost” certain, rather than guaranteed. The member of the public that complained argued the claims were misleading, unsubstantiated and socially irresponsible as they implied casino bonuses were a way to achieve financial security. It ruled that the ads therefore breached section 1.3 of the UK Code of Non-broadcast Advertising and Direct & Promotional Marketing (CAP Code), which says that “marketing communications must be prepared with a sense of responsibility to consumers and to society”. The complaint dealt with two separate messages advertising Profit Accumulator’s services. The first was a paid Facebook post from 9 June featuring a video explaining how the system worked. The video included a testimonial from a customer who said, “This is my 45th day of isolation … this money is so welcome as I haven’t earned anything in six weeks” as well as a voiceover that said, “It is almost statistically certain that you will make a profit if you do enough offers”. Profit Accumulator, however, argued that this was not the case. It said that the customer statement “This is my 45th day of isolation … this money is so welcome as I haven’t earned anything in six weeks” was immaterial and not a key part of its ad as it was just one of many Facebook comments read during the advertisement. In March, the ASA banned two Instagram ads for Profit Accumulator that suggested matched betting could be a solution to financial problems. One post in question included the hashtags #makemoney, #makingmoney, #income, #makemoneyfromhome #students and #sahm, which is an abbreviation for stay-at-home mothers. Another showed a review of the service in which a customer said Profit Accumulator “completely flipp[ed their] financial position”. Tags: Ads Advertising Standards Authority ASA Profit Accumulator Bonus Accumulator Matched Betting Bonus Hunting Facebook ads Furthermore, the business said it was a “mathematical fact” that players who placed enough bets using the service would make money, as they held an “edge” over the casino. The ASA, however, upheld the complaint, agreeing that both ads were socially irresponsible and that the messages on the BonusAccumulator.com site were also misleading. The ad regulator said it acknowledged that Bonus Accumulator’s service was not itself gambling. However, it considered that the purpose of the service was to facilitate gambling and “therefore assessed the ad with that in mind”. As a result, the ads were deemed to have broken CAP Code Section 3.1, which says “marketing communications must not materially mislead or be likely to do so”. The ads were also ruled to breach Section 3.7, which requires marketers must hold documentary evidence to prove claims that consumers are likely to regard as objective and that are capable of objective substantiation. Regions: UK & Ireland 14th October 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle When assessing whether the claims on the BonusAccumulator.com site were substantiated, the ASA said that while “theoretically, the system eliminated the chance of losing money,” in practice “the process was potentially long-winded and open to human error”. It added that it had not seen evidence of whether Profit Accumulator’s customers had actually made money or not. Marketing regulation Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Marketing & affiliates Online casino Compliance Regulation Marketing regulation Problem gambling Responsible gambling At the time, the ASA warned Profit Accumulator to avoid suggesting matched betting could be a solution to financial concerns, an alternative to employment or a way to achieve financial security in its ads. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Turning to the messages on its BonusAccumulator.com website, Profit Accumulator said there was “no chance” of consumers losing money if they used the site’s “risk free” service. It noted an example of an advertised bonus that did not require any deposit or other conditions that would add risk to the transaction. It said that given the Facebook ad appeared as the UK dealt with the novel coronavirus (Covid-19), the customer testimonial in the video would have been interpreted suggesting Profit Accumulator’s gambling system could be used as an alternative to employment. Furthermore, it said, it could have been seen to suggest it was a means to achieve financial security for those who had lost earnings as a result of the pandemic. The second message was on Profit Accumulator’s BonusAccumulator.com website, which featured text that said, “Unlock the profits of casino offers. Learn how some members make thousands a month from casino offers”. “We also considered that although the bonuses in and of themselves were free, there was nothing to stop consumers continuing to gamble their own money once they had gambled with the initial bonus,” the ASA added. “Those who gambled their own money were then open to any risk inherent in online casino gambling.” In addition, it said that declaring that it was “almost statistically certain” customers would profit “could have the effect of encouraging consumers to start a long string of bets or similar gambling activities with online casinos”. This in turn created the risk that they could lose money beyond the sums offered as a bonus by the casinos. This in turn created the risk that they would lose sums beyond that offered as a bonus by those casinos. Email Addresslast_img read more

Dairibord Holdings Limited 2012 Presentation

first_imgDairibord Holdings Limited (DZL.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2012 presentation For more information about Dairibord Holdings Limited (DZL.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Dairibord Holdings Limited (DZL.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Dairibord Holdings Limited (DZL.zw)  2012 presentation Company ProfileDairibord Zimbabwe Private Limited (DZL Holdings Limited) is the largest dairy company in Zimbabwe; producing and marketing a range of fresh milk and ready-to-drink and long-life milk products. The company also owns Lyons Zimbabwe; a food company that manufactures and markets ice-cream, cordials, condiments and spreads, tea and mineral water; ME Charhons which manufactures biscuits and baking products; and has a majority stake in Dairibord Malawi. The company is wholly-owned by Lavenson Investments Private Limited and is the flagship subsidiary of Dairiboard Holdings Limited. DZL Holdings Limited owns four property companies; Goldblum Investments (Private) Limited, Chatmoss Properties (Private) Limited, Quallinnex Properties (Private) Limited and Slimline Investments (Private) Limited. Its export markets include Zambia, Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique and South Africa. Dairibord Zimbabwe Private Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Pharma-Deko Plc (PHARMD.ng) Q32013 Interim Report

first_imgPharma-Deko Plc (PHARMD.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Pharmaceuticals sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Pharma-Deko Plc (PHARMD.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Pharma-Deko Plc (PHARMD.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Pharma-Deko Plc (PHARMD.ng)  2013 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfilePharma-Deko Plc manufactures, packages and markets a range of pharmaceutical and consumer products in Nigeria. Pharmaceutical products include Parkalin cough syrup, Revitone blood tonic, Salins liniment, Hexdene mouth wash, Brett mouth wash, Omepraz, Pharmadec drops and syrups, Phardol suppository and drops, Amycin dry powder and capsules, Anuproct suppositories, Vitacee drops and syrups, Antasil tablets, garlic tablets, Amoquin anti-malarial tablets and Parkprim suspension and tablets. The company also produces and sells a non-sugar cream soda; and manufactures and packages pharmaceutical and consumer products under contract. Established in 1962 and formerly known as Parke-Davis & Company (US), the company changed its name to Pharma-Deko Limited in 1990. It is now known as Pharma-Deko Plc. The company head office is in Ogun State, Nigeria. Pharma-Deko Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

National Bank of Kenya Limited (NBK.ke) HY2014 Interim Report

first_imgNational Bank of Kenya Limited (NBK.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the half year.For more information about National Bank of Kenya Limited (NBK.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the National Bank of Kenya Limited (NBK.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: National Bank of Kenya Limited (NBK.ke)  2014 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileNational Bank of Kenya (NBK) Limited is a financial services institution providing banking products and services for the retail, commercial corporate and Islamic banking sectors in Kenya. Its full-service offering ranges from transactional banking products to term deposits, personal loans and overdrafts, insurance premium finance, liquidity management, treasury services, custodial services and asset finance services. National Bank of Kenya offers mortgage products to salaried and business customers under the National Homes brand. The company also offers account relationship management and bancassurance products. It operates through a wide network of branches and ATMs in the major towns and cities of Kenya. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. National Bank of Kenya Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Stanbic IBTC Bank (IBTC.ng) HY2020 Interim Report

first_imgStanbic IBTC Bank (IBTC.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the half year.For more information about Stanbic IBTC Bank (IBTC.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Stanbic IBTC Bank (IBTC.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Stanbic IBTC Bank (IBTC.ng)  2020 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileStanbic IBTC Plc is a financial services company in Nigeria offering banking products and services for the retail, corporate, investment and wealth management sectors. The Personal and Corporate Banking division provides a full-service offering ranging from transactional accounts to residential accommodation loans, vehicle and equipment finance and instalment finance. The Corporate and Investment Banking division offers products and services for foreign exchange, fixed income and equity trading as well as transactional banking, corporate and property lending and custodial and trade finance services. The Wealth Management division provides services for investment management, pension management, portfolio management, unit trust/fund management and trusteeship services. Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc undertakes venture capital projects and private equity investments; acts as an executor and trustee of wills and trusts; and provides agency, insurance brokerage and stockbroking services. Founded in 1989, Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc is a subsidiary of Stanbic Africa Holdings Limited. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Stanbic IBTC Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

George Ford picks five of the best 10s in the game

first_imgRecovering from injury that saw him miss the England tour of New Zealand, Bath fly-half George Ford assesses the best No 10s he’s played with or against Hot-stepper: George Ford had a breakthrough season with Bath that led to England recognition LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS TAGS: Highlight “I’ve played against Charlie a few times and obviously watched him growing up.  He has a superb range and variety of kicks. I like the way he sees the space on the field and executes his kicks. He’s instinctive and doesn’t give it too much thought. Like a golfer round the greens, he has a real touch with the boot. I like the way Charlie spirals the ball from hand, which gives him accuracy and distance.”Downtime: George Ford is getting ready for a huge season with Bath and potentially EnglandBest defensive 10: Owen Farrell“Obviously I’ve played with Owen for ages and it’s not just his big hits and the way he puts himself about that you respect, but the way he drives the team and lifts others around him. He’s the defensive energy of the team. He thrives on that part of the game. Luckily I’ve avoided getting smashed by him, but I’ve seen him knock plenty of people backwards. It helps that he’s a big lad, it’s his genetics with his dad but he wants to carry on the family tradition!”Best running 10: Nick Evans“I know Quade Cooper is a talented runner, but I’ll go for Nick Evans because I’ve played against him. He’s a Kiwi so he’s been brought up to play what he sees and take defensive lines on. He has excellent timing, and has a knack of taking the line on at the right time. If he makes a break it’s because he’s seen something. He’ll take on a tight five player who is puffing from a scrum, expose them and attack them. He’s pretty quick but uses the ball well to put team-mates into space. He’s a very clever player.” A former IRB Junior Player of the Year, Bath lynchpin and second top points scorer in the Aviva Premiership Rugby this year, George Ford also made his England debut in the Six Nations before missing the New Zealand tour to have a shoulder operation.Here he tells RW about five of the most talented fly-halves he’s faced…Best place-kicking 10: Jonny Wilkinson“I’d have to say Jonny (Wilkinson), not only for his longevity, but for his consistency. Everyone talks about the hard work he puts in – and I’ve been lucky enough to have a few sessions with him – but what I like is as games get bigger, say the Heineken Cup Final, or Top 14 final, his place kicking gets even better. He doesn’t wilt under pressure. He could also punished teams with drop goal from his left or right boot. His advice was to practice with an outcome at the end and concentrate on my technique so when the crowd are on your back and the tension is building, you shut the close down, focus and get the job done.”Perform under pressure: Jonny Wilkinson thrived the bigger the gameBest 10 for game management: Jonny Sexton“The way he controls things on the field, you can tell Jonny’s put his homework in the week before the game. The way he manages when to kick, run or pass is the best I’ve seen. When you play against him, he’s very vocal in organizing those around him. Since he broke through at Leinster and progressed to play in the biggest games for Leinster, Ireland and the Lions, you can see him growing in responsibility. He’s always been a 10 who demands total committment from him team-mates.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6ci3yl4330Best 10 for kicking out of hand: Charlie Hodgson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5Kj4F2DmyIGeorge Ford wears the adidas Predator Incurza rugby boots, available from July 1st at www.adidasrugby.com. Join the conversation @adidasuk and @adidasrugbylast_img read more

100 wealthiest European sports people

Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  16 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. EuroBusiness magazine this month publishes a list of the 100 wealthiest sports personalities in Europe. Michael Schumacher heads the list with annual earnings estimated at ‚€62,900,000, followed by Britain’s Lennox Lewis on ‚€18,000,000.The report appears in the October 2000 issue of EuroBusiness on page 106. 100 wealthiest European sports people Howard Lake | 2 October 2000 | News read more

Action set to blockade Israeli ship in Oakland, Calif.

first_imgSan Francisco Bay Area people and organizations in solidarity with Gaza announced “a massive and powerful ‘Boat Blockade’ for Aug. 16 to block the Israeli Zim ship from unloading in Oakland!”Organizers have formed a huge coalition led by the Arab Resource and Organizing Center, including upwards of 60 organizations. The demonstrators plan to meet at 5 a.m. at the West Oakland Bay Area Rapid Transit station. They will then march and carpool “to the Port of Oakland to show up for Palestine and stand down Israeli apartheid!” (From an announcement by the International Action Center)The leaflet calling for this action says the following: “Palestine is calling us to action! Palestinian laborers [and the] Palestinian General Federation Trade Union have called on workers around the world to refuse to handle Israeli goods. We will be answering this call by organizing community pickets at the Port of Oakland, asking the longshoremen to honor this request and to stand with the people of Palestine as they have done in the past.“During apartheid in South Africa, ILWU workers made history when they refused to unload South African cargo in San Francisco in 1984. … In 2010, … we built on ILWU’s history and successfully blocked the Israeli Zim ship from being unloaded at the Port of Oakland.”Symbolic demonstrations are planned in other cities around the country in solidarity with the action in Oakland.Already, on the morning of Aug. 13, people in the Long Beach, Calif., area demonstrated outside the Long Beach Harbor Pier A terminal, protesting the arrival of a ship owned by the Israeli Zim American Integrated Shipping Services Company.Some protesters carried Palestinian flags.  Others carried signs protesting Israeli apartheid and the massacres in Gaza.  Some passed out flyers in English and Spanish to port truck drivers and ILWU members. The flyer promoted a boycott of Zim specifically and Israeli goods generally, with statements by the International Transport Workers Federation, the South African Metal Workers Union and the International Dockworkers Council condemning Israeli military actions and occupation.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Ready Set Go, when Planting Window Opens

first_img Ready Set Go, when Planting Window OpensDan ritterA warm, dry weekend helped fields dry and perhaps even some planting got done.  The week also starts out drier before more rain moves into Indiana late Tuesday night. Soil temperatures in some areas are still below 50 degrees, but Dan Ritter with Brodbeck Seeds says that should not hold you back form planting, “The calendar says it is planting time so, if your soil is dry and workable, then I would not worry too much about the soil temperature.”  He said soil conditions should be a major concern, “If soil is fit, then let’s go and put some seed in the ground.”Ritter said some areas are dry while other areas of the state are still too wet. He says that growers should not panic and that no changes are needed yet in your cropping plans, “Stay with what has made you successful in the past. With the equipment we have, if we can get 12 to 14 good days, we can get most of this crop in the ground.”Ritter does say the cool, wet conditions will likely lead to a greater chance of seedling blight this year, “That is why I recommend a seed treatment on soybeans.” He added a fungicide seed treatment is standard on Brodbeck seed corn.Brodbeck Seeds will be presenting agronomy updates throughout the growing season, here on Hoosier Ag Today. Home Indiana Agriculture News Ready Set Go, when Planting Window Opens By Gary Truitt – Apr 22, 2018 Ready Set Go, when Planting Window Opens Facebook Twitter Previous articleCommentary: Take a Bold Step in Uncertain TimesNext articleIndiana Farm Show Lives Again, Hoosier Ag Today and Farm World Acquire long-running Hoosier Farm Tradition Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter SHARE SHARElast_img read more