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  • Klein earned $10m from Lehman deal

    first_img whatsapp Show Comments ▼ KCS-content by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Monday 30 August 2010 8:56 pm FORMER Citigroup high-flyer Michael Klein pocketed $10m (£6.4m) as a flat fee for helping Barclays buy Lehman Brothers’ US brokerage at the height of the financial crisis. The investment banker’s pay deal, revealed during the ongoing legal wrangle between the two sides regarding the takeover, was described as being “of great interest” by bankruptcy judge James Peck.Lehman alleges Barclays “grabbed” an $11bn windfall when it snatched the business from the jaws of collapse in September 2008. Barclays Capital, led by Bob Diamond, insists it took a risk by purchasing Lehman’s US arm at a time of severe market turbulence.A lawyer for Klein, who now works as a freelance banker and has advised Liverpool FC, said disclosing the fee could put him at a disadvantage when negotiating with clients. But Peck said the sum was “not only of great interest but it goes to the heart of his credibility as a witness”.Klein said the reward was not related to how much Barclays paid for Lehman. He claimed to have worked nearly 24 hours a day from the time Lehman applied for bankruptcy and Barclays sealed its buyout. center_img 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 whatsapp Share Klein earned $10m from Lehman deal Tags: NULLlast_img read more

  • Levelling the playing field

    first_imgIf affiliates do not send a set number of FTDs per month, commission is reduced or stopped for all players previously delivered Joonas Karhu is the chief business officer at online casino comparison site He is an expert in regulated online gambling and regularly writes for industry press about a range of topics including responsible gambling, regulation and affiliation.  Of course, the contract will not be one sided and we want to work with operators to ensure that both parties are working to a balanced and fair agreement.  Here are just a few examples of how operators may change their contracts and terms and conditions.  The relationship between operators and affiliates is undoubtedly strained at present, and much of this is due to the one-sided nature of the partnership.  In terms of next steps, myself and Bojoko will begin discussions with our operator partners, and we will also cover any legal fees involved with having the contract written up.  The ultimate goal of the PGAA is to work with operators to create a single contract that is signed between the operator and individual PGAA members.  I would like to think that most operators are willing to work with us, and to ensure that their affiliate partners are fairly compensated for the players they send.  This can include changes to the commercial arrangements agreed between the affiliate and the operator, which can and does make running an affiliate business uncertain and unsustainable.  10th November 2020 | By Robin Harrison To this end, the contract may allow operators to purchase players and future revenue from an affiliate for a one-off fee. It will also require affiliates to meet regulatory guidance from the likes of the UKGC and the ASA.  Additional fees can be introduced and applied, drastically reducing the actual share of revenue the affiliate receives Operator untags, in other words, removes high-value players from affiliate’s account, to avoid paying agreed revenue share We also want to encourage discussions with operators around other areas, such as high roller policies, negative carryover and baseline triggers, to reach agreeable terms outside of the contract.  Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter This situation is not seen in any other B2B industry or sector, and needs to be addressed if the relationship between operators and affiliates is to continue in the future.    It is for this reason that I have established the Professional Gambling Affiliate Association (PGAA), allowing affiliates to come together to fight for contractual stability.  Levelling the playing field I do believe the PGAA is an incredible initiative and will ultimately lead to a better relationship between operators and affiliates, but to achieve that we need support from both parties.  Not only is this unfair but it also makes it impossible for affiliates to reinvest in their businesses and websites and it also puts job security at risk – smaller affiliate business still employ several people.  AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The result of this is that affiliate income can change at any time, even for players that have been sent and converted and the operator is still earning from.  Topics: Marketing & affiliates Affiliates Marketing Marketing regulation Email Address But this is easy to overcome so long as we ensure that affiliates are given contractual security and receive a fair share of the revenues they help operators generate.  The relationship between online casino operators and affiliates has become incredibly strained in recent years, and much of this is due to unfair contracts and terms and conditions.  Joonas Karhu, chief business officer at Bojoko, talks about why he formed the Professional Gambling Affiliates Association and what we hopes it will achieve Ultimately, this will allow affiliates to continue to invest in their businesses and websites, which in turn will enable them to drive growth both for themselves and their operator partners.  I am calling on affiliates of all sizes to join the association, which they can do here, and for operators to also enter discussions and work with us on this.  Affiliate has 100 depositing players on their account and the operator lowers the revenue share for the affiliate from agreed 50% to 20% Affiliates At present, affiliates are required to enter into contracts or agree to terms and conditions that are only in favour of the operator and subject to change at any time. Tags: Professional Gambling Affiliates Association PGAA Joonas Karhu The PGAA is open to all affiliates, from the largest super affiliates down to sites with just one webmaster, to ensure that all interest are represented.  The contract will set basic standards, such as affiliates being guaranteed a revenue share over an agreed period of time and operators agreeing to not increase fees, that will provide the stability we need and deserve. last_img read more

  • Here’s what I’d do if the FTSE 100 heads below 6,000 points

    first_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Alan Oscroft | Saturday, 29th February, 2020 Image source: Getty Images. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Here’s what I’d do if the FTSE 100 heads below 6,000 points I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool.center_img See all posts by Alan Oscroft What a week it’s been for the FTSE 100 in the wake of the growing coronavirus crisis. From a few points above 7,400 at the end of the previous week, the index dipped below 6,500 points on Friday. That’s a 12% fall in a week, which is huge.Could it get worse? If we see anything close to the same bearishness next week, I wouldn’t bet against the FTSE 100 dropping below 6,000 points.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…But what should we do about it? I say the first thing we shouldn’t do is what everyone else seems to be doing. So don’t panic.Whenever stock markets are hit by some sort of catastrophe, two things happen that I think those with calmer heads should avoid.IndiscriminateEven if there’s a genuine threat, investors tend to sell off everything regardless.Look back at the banking crisis. Banks and other financial institutions were hit hard, and many still haven’t recovered to this day. But shares in hundreds of other companies saw big falls too. And that includes many that were not harmed by the financial crisis in the slightest.If the coronavirus threat is not contained and we suffer a full-blown pandemic, do you really think that will damage the long-term business of Royal Dutch Shell? I don’t. I think the world will be just as hungry for energy this year, next year, and in five years time as if the virus had never emerged.And what about, say, AstraZeneca and GlaxoSmithKline? Will the world stop needing drugs for all of the diseases of the developing and developed world? No, of course not.So one thing we can do is try to identify those stocks that should be resilient in the face of a pandemic. But for many, that won’t be clear.OversellingThe second thing is that investors over-react and push prices down too far. It happens even with stocks that suffer genuine business harm, so even they can be worth buying. And whenever there’s a crash, markets invariably recover, demonstrating that we should be buying during downturns rather than selling.There’s some rationality to the overselling and resulting exaggerated bottom, and it’s down to timing. Just knowing that shares are falling can, in itself, be enough to prompt people to sell shares. I mean, if your shares have lost 10% this week, it’s surely better to sell out before they lose another 10% next week, isn’t it?The problem is, getting the timing right is notoriously hard. And those who try to sell when shares are falling but before they hit bottom, and buy when they’re climbing but before they reach a peak… well, they’re rarely successful in the long term.ValuationSo what am I really going to do if the FTSE 100 drops below 6,000 points? Sorry to be boring, but I’m just going to do exactly the same as I’d do at any other level.I’m keeping up to date with my watch list, and every time I have a suitable sum to invest, I’ll pick whichever looks the best value at the time. And if the FTSE falls, I’ll get even better value. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address Alan Oscroft has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended GlaxoSmithKline. The Motley Fool UK has recommended AstraZeneca. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. 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  • The State Pension isn’t enough! I’ll invest in UK shares to get rich and retire early

    first_imgThe State Pension isn’t enough! I’ll invest in UK shares to get rich and retire early I’m not just relying on the State Pension to fund my retirement, I’m also investing in UK shares. There’s a good reason. The State Pension isn’t enough to guarantee a comfortable retirement. In fact, all it does is keep you out of absolute poverty.If you want to enjoy your later years rather than worry over every penny, you need savings in your own name. I think UK shares are the best way to build your retirement wealth.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Right now, the full new State Pension pays income of £175.20 per week. That works out as the grand total of £9,110 a year, roughly a third of the national average full-time salary. I don’t fancy living on that, and you probably don’t either.Don’t rely wholly on the State PensionIt used to be worse before the State Pension triple lock, which guarantees to increase payouts either by earnings, inflation, or 2.5%. This has helped pensioner incomes play catch up. However, unless you want your income to drop sharply when you retire, you still need to save under your own steam. I’m doing that by investing in UK shares.Some may think the stock market is too risky and therefore not for them. Share prices are volatile in the short term, as we have seen this year. However, in the longer run, history shows equities beat every other asset class.Since 1925, the UK stock market delivered an average annual total return of 12.5% a year. This includes capital growth from rising share prices and income from reinvested dividends. It has thrashed gold (which grew 7.7% a year), rental property (7.2%), global bonds (6.6%) and cash (4.9%). That’s why I invest in UK shares ahead of anything else.Many investors underestimate the importance of dividends, the income you get as a reward for investing in UK shares. Most companies aim to increase their payouts year after year, giving you a rising income over time.Sadly, many dividends are being cut in the pandemic, although some have since been restored. Over the longer run though, dividend income tends to increase ahead of inflation. This should supplement your State Pension nicely.Invest in UK shares to retire earlyI would start by investing in a spread of UK shares from the FTSE 100. While many companies have been hit hard by the stock market crash, others have shown admirable resilience. Look for businesses with steady profits, a competitive edge and, wherever possible, a sustainable dividend.I’d invest in these UK shares with the aim of holding them for the long term. In other words, throughout your working life, and into retirement.Invest your dividends back into your portfolio for growth while working and draw them as income to supplement your State Pension after you retire. If you build a big enough portfolio, you might even be able to retire early. You can’t do that with the State Pension. Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. Harvey Jones | Monday, 24th August, 2020 Harvey Jones has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. This report could set you on your way. 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 Image source: Getty Images See all posts by Harvey Joneslast_img read more

  • Analysis: Taulupe Faletau try against New Zealand shows new way for Wales

    first_img Speaking candidly in an excellent interview with European football journalist Graham Hunter in April 2015, Gary Neville admitted that he had “no interest” in examining goals during his role as an analyst for Sky Sports.The former Manchester United defender, England’s assistant manager at Euro 2016, explained he would prefer to rush through even the most spectacular finishes and spend his time dissecting intricate subtleties of any given game.At Eden Park on Saturday, New Zealand and Wales shared seven tries. Warren Gatland’s tourists managed two of them. Both came in the first half but the men in red were eventually enveloped by an All Blacks tide to lose 39-21.In the broader context of the match, Taulupe Faletau’s ninth-minute score carried scant significance. Were Neville in the studio at the final whistle, he would be perfectly entitled to focus on different incidents in order to chart the result.However, Faletau’s try is worth inspecting in closer detail. It epitomised the shift in mind-set underpinning Wales’ excellent, energetic display and demonstrated the following qualities:PatienceDiscipline, co-ordination and cohesionContinuityHandling, distribution and kicking skillsAdaptabilitySound decision-makingTo put it another way, Wales have the tools to implement a more expansive structure and bring out the best in their players – not least Faletau, who is a potent weapon in the 15-metre channel. First, watch the try through:Clearly, the last two phases are slick and incisive. To get a fuller idea of Wales’ collective ambition though, we need to rewind to the previous set-piece.Route one scrumA solid midfield scrum invariably provides an excellent opportunity to test the defence this one is a prime launchpad.Sure enough, Wales spread the field comprehensively. They stack three backs to the right with two on the left and fly-half Dan Biggar directly in behind:Although the scrum partially collapses on the near side, Owen Franks falling inward and Gethin Jenkins hinging……referee Wayne Barnes allows play to continue. Rhys Webbs taps Faletau on the rear and retreats while Kieran Read and Sam Cane lift their heads and Aaron Smith backs away to help defend the right flank:Faletau flicks a left-handed pass to Webb on his right. Meanwhile, Sam Warburton, Read and Cane break off:From here, we see a typical Wales strike move materialise. Webb makes a diagonal run with Jamie Roberts cutting back against the grain. The Harlequins centre is aiming at the space in between New Zealand fly-half Aaron Cruden and Cane.Biggar slides across from his initial position, into the space behind Roberts:In an attempt to punch a hole and generate quick ball, Webb throws a flat (probably forward) pass to Roberts.With the benefit of hindsight, we can say that Webb might have caused more problems by finding Biggar. Cruden is already committed to covering Roberts, disconnected from Ryan Crotty.Biggar would have been presented a three-on-two, Liam Williams and George North with 15 metres of room to the right of Julian Savea, New Zealand’s widest defender:Having said that, Wales adapt to the situation very well. Roberts careers through the tackle of Cruden, losing his balance just over the 10-metre line – a decent gain-line win.Problem-solvingRead swoops to challenge on the floor but Warburton arrives as well with Faletau and Alun-Wyn Jones following up:Warburton and Faletau clear out Read, despite the protestations of Aaron Smith, and Wales have recycled rapidly.Now though, with Webb on the floor after being caught up in a tangle of bodies on feeding Roberts, there is no scrum-half to take advantage by instigating the next phase.Luckily, Alun-Wyn Jones solves the problem. He steps forward……stooping to pick up the ball as Brodie Retallick steps in from the fringe……and sending a flawless 10-metre pass to Biggar:The All Blacks are perennially lauded for the skilful link-play of their tight-five forwards. This clarifies that piano-pushers from the northern hemisphere can tinkle the ivories too.From here, Biggar ships on to Liam Williams amid pressure from New Zealand’s proactive line-speed:Wales no longer have a numerical advantage, so Liam Williams opts to take the ball into contact. Ross Moriarty and North ruck over and Webb can service the breakdown. Ominously though, Retallick sets the defensive line:Having lost some of the initial momentum created by Roberts’ run, Wales look to engender another fast ruck.The most simple way of doing this is by winning a collision, so Alun-Wyn Jones offers himself in a triangular three-man pod, flanked by hooker Ken Owens and fellow lock Bradley Davies.Again, this is sound, clear thinking from Wales. Unfortunately for them, Retallick and Luke Romano – the heavyweight All Blacks second-rows – are in the way:A slip pass to Bradley Davies is covered by Joe Moody. To nit pick, Owens could perhaps demand an inside ball from Alun-Wyn Jones because Jerome Kaino has become slightly disconnected from Retallick.Either way,  Retallick and Romano launch into the 100-cap carrier and drive him backwards:At this point, Kaino fires through in a robust counter-ruck, but Bradley Davies and Owens circle back around the back foot of the breakdown to recycle:Despite losing ground, Wales still have possession. In fact, they calmly go about testing New Zealand in another way.Composure and structurePanning out just prior to the next phase, we can see that Wales have filled the entire field. Out of shot, outside centre Jonathan Davies and Hallam Amos are close to the left touchline.The two key players here are Biggar at first receiver and Roberts, who assumes the role of second receiver and shapes a two-wave structure:With two distributors identifying themselves, surrounding forwards can slot into place. As Webb hits Biggar, Jenkins and Faletau edge up into wave one. They are viable options for Biggar to use.Meanwhile, Warburton steps back into wave two, offering a potential avenue to Roberts:When Biggar catches the ball, Jenkins adopts an unselfish decoy line that fixes Read and Owen Franks in New Zealand’s midfield:Roberts takes and in turn throws a 15-metre pass to Jonathan Davies. The two-wave structure remains in place and the sheer width of the move means New Zealand must employ a passive drift system rather than applying pressure through aggressive line-speed.Malakai Fekitoa combines nicely with Cruden and Waisake Naholo speeds up into the front line from the back-field, where he was covering in case of a kick.This urges Jonathan Davies to straighten rather than bringing in Amos:Roberts and Warburton resource the ruck, while Amos trusts his teammates to recycle and holds his position:Faletau is next on the scene and, though Dane Coles surrenders the breakdown to fill in at guard……the Wales number eight probes close to the ruck and makes a few precious metres.Into the boxNote the tireless support of Gatland’s team, with North arcing across the whole the pitch to offer himself:Amos and Jenkins clear out. Webb circles around and, wisely, decides it is time to go to the air. It is dangerous to be overambitious in the wrong areas, especially against the All Blacks, who punish turnover ball clinically.Webb tells Warburton to latch on to the breakdown as a blocker, while North backs away so he can chase: Wales move on to Wellington for the second Test via a midweek encounter against the Chiefs. Whatever the result of these next three matches, it would be fantastic to see similar verve about the tourists’ attack.Faletau’s try was an ultimately irrelevant snapshot from a match New Zealand won comfortably. But it confirmed that Wales have the ability and athleticism to establish another dimension and move away from clunky, confrontational narrowness. Now, they must show conviction and follow through with this philosophy. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Samson Lee adds another barrier against any charge-down attempts……and Webb gets his box-kick away amid the attentions of Read as Biggar – among the best aerial exponents on the planet – moves forward to chase alongside North.The strike is weighted perfectly. Ben Smith has to come forward, with Biggar able to contest. Four other Welshmen stream forward in close proximity. Pay close attention to Owens, who is circled:Biggar rises to challenge and Ben Smith spills:Hooker Owens is rewarded for his industry as the loose ball falls to him and he gathers wonderfully one-handed……before burrowing on. Once more, the Wales forwards respond. Bradley Davies, Alun-Wyn Jones and Mortiarty join the breakdown……with Bradley Davies cleverly trapping the ball with his foot as he is upended, thus keeping it in the ruck and ensuring that Aaron Smith – on the say-so of Barnes – cannot sneak around the fringes to steal.Because the ball has been won back unexpectedly, Wales are without Webb again. This time, Biggar sprints into the role.Opportunism and an offloadBiggar’s pass from the floor is accurate, finding Roberts at first-receiver. This time, with Savea in the backfield because Ben Smith has just had to deal with Webb’s box-kick, there is a 20-metre channel outside of Crotty:Roberts, perceived to be a blunt battering-ram by some, throws a long, left-handed ball to Jonathan Davies.Look at Faletau (circled in red) at the top of the screen. From this point, he stays still to maintain the width with which Wales can attack on the next phase, much in the same manner that Read does for the All Blacks.Close by, Amos and North are two more protagonists in the eventual try:On the other wing, Liam Williams has space to run into following another crisp pass from Jonathan Davies:The Scarlets man skates through and takes on Savea. Fekitoa and Crotty come across with Jonathan Davies and Roberts in the background:Somehow, Liam Williams stays on his feet. Fekitoa has to make the tackle and Jonathan Davies alters his support line to makes himself available for an offload:Liam Williams frees his right arm, but Crotty is in the way so the full-back holds on:He waits until Crotty has run past him and pops off the floor to his outside centre. This serves two purposes. First, the ball is kept alive and the attack continues. Second, the offload means Fekitoa cannot steal from a resultant breakdown:After Jonathan Davies barrels down the touchline, Roberts clears out Crotty and Webb is back to move the ball away.Ben Smith has covered an immense amount of ground to reach this area of the field, but he is now way out of position:Flourishing finishWales now organise themselves with exceptional speed. The effervescent Alun-Wyn Jones steps up at first-receiver for the second time in this movement. Warburton and Owens flank him… It had no bearing on the end result, but Taulupe Faletau’s try against New Zealand can encourage a tactical shift for Wales. …a reverse angle shows Biggar in behind the Osprey……and Alun-Wyn Jones nears the gain-line to draw Coles and Moody before swivelling……and passing to Biggar. This provides another demonstration of Wales’ multi-layered structure, forwards filling into the framework seamlessly.Owens, in wave one, carries through to obstruct Coles as Lee and Moriarty offer themselves to Biggar in a second wave:But Biggar is looking wider. North (circled), Amos and Bradley Davies have held their depth to form a third wave including Faletau, who is out of shot.In the bottom left corner of this screenshot, Aaron Smith, Ben Smith and Julian Savea – three of New Zealand’s backs – are already struggling to cover across:Indeed, from a different view of Biggar’s pass to North, we can see that all but two of the All Blacks’ backs are close to or within the far 15-metre channel.One of the Kiwis closer to the action is Franks, a tighthead prop. Cane and Cruden are also in a stretched, vulnerable defensive line:Panning out as North shimmies from in to out, fixing Cane, we can see Faletau. He is in the five-metre channel, ensuring Wales can use the full width. Wary, Cruden calls colleagues across:North’s pass to Amos seems to present a three-on-two. However, given Bradley Davies is left behind by his wing’s pace, it is effectively a two-on-two:It matters not. Amos learned some tough defensive lessons opposite Naholo, but gets one over on the tearaway Highlander here.On receiving North’s pass, Amos checks his stride, halting Cruden’s drift……before hitch-kicking away as Cruden momentarily becomes flat-footed:As Bradley Davies cuts back in an attempt to hold the scrambling defenders, Naholo does not trust Cruden to make the tackle and bites in:Faletau, having resisted the urge to gravitate in-field, is two metres from the touchline with open grass in front of him. Amos delivers the right pass……Faletau gathers and slides home past Cane……to score: Finishing touch: Taulupe Faletau dots down after a fine Welsh move last_img read more

  • Living With The Pride – Part 1 – Scotland, Ethiopia, Kenya

    first_imgWednesday Mar 19, 2014 Living With The Pride – Part 1 – Scotland, Ethiopia, Kenya Bhubesi Pride’s multi-national team are currently in the heart of Africa, coaching hundreds of children and empowering local staff as they set up sustainable community programmes in twelve locations. This is the first of their project videos for 2014. Last month we caught up with Oli and Ed, two of the coaching staff who first heard about the annual expedition through a post about it here on Rugbydump. From reading that article, they’re now in Africa, and by all accounts they’re having an amazing once in a lifetime experience.Living with the Pride is Bhubesi Pride’s fresh approach to creating a short film that effectively portrays the terrific project work the team are doing on the 5 month venture. There is more of a ‘behind the scenes’ feel to it, allowing you to connect with the coaches on this unique initiative.The footage starts out with the action packed training week at Murrayfield in Edinburgh, then moves to community coaching programmes in Ethiopia and Kenya, focussing on the great work done, the extensive stakeholder base in each location, and a few of the outings in down time.The first 25 days were a great success and the charity has since been to Uganda, where they coached at four primary schools (252 pupils total), with a 95% participation rate, and 50/50 boys and girls. They also helped 21 visually impaired pupils, and empowered 14 local staff members.Bhubesi Pride are now in Rwanda, where the team have continued to get youngsters to play rugby, shared their skills with club sides and have played touch rugby with locals at every opportunity.For the latest update (that has some incredible photos), and to learn more about the work that Bhubesi Pride have done in the last few years, and are doing currently, visit Rugbyinafrica.orgADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Bhubesi Pride Foundation Related Articles 108 WEEKS AGO Change lives through coaching Rugby in beautiful… 188 WEEKS AGO Meet Tom Chaloba, Zambian Rugby Inspiration… 204 WEEKS AGO Jacques Burger coaches with the Pride in… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life Reports10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

  • Charity Consultants launches new management consultancy unit

    first_imgCharity Consultants launches new management consultancy unit 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 Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Management AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  24 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img “Now, for the first time, Charity Consultants Limited can offer a single point of contact for all a charity’s consultancy needs. Through our ‘virtual’ network of experts we can tailor our resources to suit the needs of each individual organisation”. Howard Lake | 25 February 2004 | News The Charity Consultants Management Unit will help charity trustees and senior managers on both the strategic and the operational issues that they face.This new service, headed up by Diane Yeo, will offer potential clients consultancy, research, hands-on help and support. In particular it will offer advice on, and help with, governance, strategic planning, trustee and board development, coaching and mentoring, recruitment and human resource matters, organisational development, communications, fundraising, legal and financial issues. Diane Yeo said at the unit’s launch: “Organisations involving volunteers as well as paid staff, with aims which cannot be measured in purely financial terms, pose subtle and complex management challenges which are often outside the experience of conventional business consultants. But it is often difficult to know just who to call in and for which services. Over the years, as a charity chief executive and trustee, I have learned who the real experts are. They may be former senior managers or trustees of charities large or small. They may be professionals with charity expertise in law, accountancy or human resources. Advertisementlast_img read more

  • Nigerian reporters under yoke of all-powerful governors

    first_img Organisation May 31, 2017 Nigerian reporters under yoke of all-powerful governors NigeriaAfrica Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentImpunityViolenceImprisonedFreedom of expression June 10, 2021 Find out more Twitter blocked, journalism threatened in Nigeria to go further Nigerian news site deliberately blocked, expert report confirms News News Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Nigeria Receive email alertscenter_img President Muhammadu Buhari speaking at the European Parliament © European Union 2016 – European Parliament Nigerian investigative journalist forced to flee after massacre disclosures Since the start of 2016, RSF has registered more than 70 cases of violence against journalists and media outlets in the course of their work in Nigeria. Last week’s demolition of Breeze FM in Abuja, the federal capital, is just one example of the climate of violence and instability to which journalists are exposed. The station, which began broadcasting last February, was torn down in a single day, 20 May, on the grounds that it had been issued a permit to operate in a residential area by mistake. Journalists were unable to cover its demolition because the police shot in the air to disperse protesters. “Due process was not followed”, Breeze FM director Nawani Aboki told the Daily Trust. “This demolition was carried out because I don’t belong to the same political party as the governor. He is afraid that the station might not support his political ambition. Part of the reasons is that the station aired a report on the ongoing labour strike in the state.” The station broadcasted a debate on 1 May in which guests criticized the delay in paying salaries to employees of the state government in Nasarawa, the state immediately to the east of Abuja. “The summary methods used to silence this radio station are unacceptable and are part of a generalized climate of violence towards the media in Nigeria,” RSF editor in chief Virginie Dangles said. “We call on President Muhammadu Buhari to follow through on his statements of support for the media by reining in the state governors and state governments responsible for this kind of violation.” This was not Nasarawa governor Umaru Al-Makura’s first attack on the media. Several journalists have been targeted. Punch newspapers correspondent Umar Muhammed and Rabiu Omaku of the Universal Reporters news website were ejected from Nasarawa’s government house last September and were forbidden to return because of articles critical of the governor. In November, they were banned from covering Nasarawa government activities “for life.” All-powerful governors Such arbitrary actions are unfortunately typical of what journalists experience in Nigeria. The wide-ranging autonomy and political weight of governors in their own state guarantee them almost complete impunity in their treatment of the local media, hence the profusion of more or less official measure designed to silence critics. The states that are the leading media freedom violators are the Federal Capital Territory (Abuja) in the centre of the country (with 16 cases since the start of 2016), Lagos in the southwest (9), Bayelsa in the south (4), and Rivers in the southeast (4). Cases of violence against journalists and violations of the freedom to inform were registered in 24 of Nigeria’s 38 states. Bans on access to public information are the leading category of media freedom violation although Nigeria adopted a Freedom of Information Act with great fanfare in 2011. Since the start of 2016, at least 39 journalists have been arbitrarily prevented from doing their work because they were denied access to a trial, press conference, senate debate or other activity that they were nonetheless accredited to cover. Just weeks ago, on 7 May, Abuja presidential palace correspondents were turned away when President Buhari received the 82 Chibok schoolgirls who had just been released by Boko Haram. The only media allowed to cover the event were state media such as Nigeria Television Authority and Voice of Nigeria (VON), whose bosses are appointed by the federal government. A climate of impunity… Regardless of the federal government’s obligations, journalists are often targeted by the police, army or State Security Service (SSS), and usually with complete impunity. Journalists often pay a high price for catching them in the act of corruption or using violence against civilians. Channels Television cameraman Ekikere Udom was badly beaten by police in Port Harcourt last November as he was filming them firing on members of the two main parties – the People’s Democratic Party and All Progressives Congress – who were protesting in the street. His phone and other personal items were seized and he had to be treated in hospital. In all, more than 10 journalists have been the victims of violence by the security forces since the start of 2016. Arbitrary arrests of journalists are also frequent. In Lagos State, for example, police arrested ten Biafra Times journalists on sedition charges on 30 January, seizing equipment and copies of the newspaper. They were accused of supporting the Biafran separatist cause, which is regarded by the government as a terrorist movement and is virtually a taboo subject in Nigeria. In February, soldiers in the southeastern State of Abia seized copies of four newspapers – New Republic, Vesym, Freedom Journal and Authority – with stories about Biafran separatism and attacked the newspapers’ vendors. According to RSF’s tally, at least 23 journalists have been arrested since the start of 2016. In most cases, they were quickly released and charges were dropped. RSF condemns this method of harassing and intimidating media personnel in Nigeria. …that is spreading Acts of violence by the authorities against journalists enjoy complete impunity, which encourages more violence of the same kind. At least 11 journalists have been injured by civilians, and their equipment has been damaged, during violent incidents. In most cases, they were attacked while covering protests. Investigations were sometimes launched but without any result. At least three broadcast media outlets have also been invaded by groups of youths trying to force them to broadcast certain content. Nigeria is ranked 122nd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index after falling six places in a year. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is appalled by all the violence against journalists in Nigeria in the past 18 months and reminds President Muhammadu Buhari’s federal government of its obligations as regards media freedom, including the obligation to ensure that state governors respect it. News January 28, 2021 Find out more February 8, 2021 Find out more News RSF_en NigeriaAfrica Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentImpunityViolenceImprisonedFreedom of expression last_img read more

  • Fire Department Urges Pasadenans to Take Precautions as Weather Heats Up

    first_img Community News 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it The Fire Department reminds everyone to take precautions with elevated temperatures this week.  Lack of rain this year means area vegetation and brush is extremely dry. Pasadena Fire Department Officials urge extra care when using landscaping equipment as sparks from such equipment or vehicles can ignite brush fires. Remember to discard cigarettes properly; use extra caution with barbecues and be vigilant around swimming pools.Pasadena residents and businesses with any power emergencies should call Pasadena Water and Power Department at (626) 744-4673. For water-related emergencies, call (626) 744-4138. Visit for “Flex Alerts” and sign up for PWP’s Outage Management System to get up-to-date alerts on your phone and by email regarding any power outages by visiting life-threatening emergencies always remember to dial 9-1-1. Remain calm while on the phone. Be prepared to give operators your name and location and an accurate description of the nature of your call.Other recommended precautions include:• If possible, stay indoors in an air conditioned environment, especially the young and the elderly. If your home or apartment is not air conditioned, consider going to an enclosed shopping mall, a public library or a designated cooling center.• Remember to check on your neighbors, family and friends—especially the elderly—to make sure they are OK. Take them extra water or a cool beverage.• Never leave anyone unattended in closed vehicles, including pets! For more pet care tips visit• Make sure your pets also have easy access to water and a cool place to stay.• Keep air conditioners set to about 78 degrees.• Close blinds and drapes to block out direct heat. Use energy efficient fans as alternative.• Use major appliances in early morning or after 7 p.m., when energy demand is lower.• Turn off lights, air conditioners, computers, TVs and other electronics when not in use.• Set refrigerator to 37 degrees, clean coils regularly & unplug unused secondary fridges.If your work or recreation plans mean you must be outdoors, please consider the following:• Air quality can easily degrade during hot weather. If you have heart disease, asthma or other lung disease, minimize outdoor activity to reduce heat-related illness.• Symptoms of dehydration and heat cramps include dizziness, fatigue, faintness, headaches, muscle cramps and increased thirst.• Wear light and light-colored, loose-fitting clothing.• Drink water often. Do not wait until you are thirsty.• Avoid, reduce unnecessary exertion or vigorous exercise, whether outside or in a non-air conditioned building, especially during peak heat hours from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.• Seek shady spots; wear a hat, preferably with a wide brim and use plenty of sunscreen!Pasadena Public LibraryLocal area public libraries offer an enjoyable, air-conditioned respite from the heat and are, of course, a great place to catch up on your reading too! Pasadena Public Library locations and hours are:Central Library, 285 E. Walnut Street, (626) 744-4066. Open 9 a.m.- 9 p.m., Monday to Thursday; 9 a.m.- 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday and 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, but closed this Sunday due to special event Branch hours are as follows:• Allendale Branch, 1130 S. Marengo Ave., (626) 744-7260, Monday-Thursday andSaturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Friday, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.• Hill Avenue Branch, 55 S. Hill Ave., (626) 744-7264, Monday-Thursday and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Friday; 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.• Lamanda Park Branch, 140 S. Altadena Dr., (626) 744-7266, Monday-Thursday andSaturday, 10 a.m. -6 p.m.; Friday, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.• Linda Vista Branch, 1281 Bryant St., (626) 744-7278, Monday-Thursday and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.• San Rafael Branch, 1240 Nithsdale Road, (626) 744-7270, Monday-Thursday andSaturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.• Santa Catalina Branch, 999 E. Washington Blvd., (626) 744-7272, Monday-Thursday andSaturday, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.; Friday 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.• La Pintoresca Branch, 1355 N. Raymond Ave., (626) 744-7268, Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.• Villa-Parke Branch, 363 E. Villa St., (626) 744-6510, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.;Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.• Hastings Branch, 3325 E. Orange Grove Blvd., (626) 744-7262, Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, 1-5 p.m.Pasadena Recreation CentersPasadena’s Recreation Centers also provide air conditioned environments at:• Jackie Robinson Center, 1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday,8 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Saturday and Sunday.• Robinson Park Center, 1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.- 8 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Closed Sunday.• Victory Park, 2575 Paloma St., Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.- 8 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.;Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Closed Sunday.• Villa-Parke Community Center, 363 E. Villa St., Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m.- 3 p.m. Closed Sunday.Ice Skating!A trip to the Pasadena Ice Skating Center, 300 E. Green St., is also a good way to beat the heat. Call (626) 578-0800; visit or email to [email protected] Connected to the City of Pasadena!Be sure to stay connected to the City of Pasadena for local news and information from the City, especially during emergencies and other alerts. Here are ways to stay connected to the City of Pasadena:In addition to the main website homepage,, you can follow us on Twitter @PasadenaGov,, and (Like Us) on Facebook at Citizen Service Center is open to take your calls, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, at (626) 744-7311.Pasadena officials also urge all residents to sign up today for emergency alerts and other information from the City by joining the City’s Pasadena Local Emergency Alert System, or PLEAS.PLEAS uses both text and voice messages to keep residents and community members in Pasadena informed in case of citywide or major emergencies. Phone subscribers will receive a message with the latest information and safety instructions—that must be listened to in its entirety or the system will call you back. Go to to register today.During emergencies, the City also will use its government cable access TV station, KPAS, to help broadcast emergency information. Charter cable subscribers see KPAS on Channel 3 and AT&T U-verse subscriber can watch KPAS on Channel 99.The City will also send out “Nixle” alerts to those who have established a free account at and identified the Pasadena zip codes that they wish to receive alerts for those areas. Top of the News Subscribe Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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  • Laptops and garden equipment stolen

    first_imgTwitter Advertisement Email Facebook NewsLocal NewsLaptops and garden equipment stolenBy admin – September 7, 2011 648 WhatsAppcenter_img Linkedin LAPTOPS, a camera and mobile phone were among items discovered to have been stolen when an apartment on Cecil Street was broken into. The residents were away between 5pm and 11pm on Saturday, September 3, and returned to find the door to the apartment had been blocked. After contacting the landlord and gaining access to the premises, they discovered that they had been burgled and a silver Dell laptop, a black Acer laptop, a Canon camera and a Nokia E5 mobile phone stolen.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A party was being held at a neighbouring apartment that night, and gardaí believe those who attended may have seen or heard something that could help in solving the crime. Thieves broke into the shed of a house in Churchill Meadows between 10pm on Sunday, September 4, and 1.45am.Culprits removed a lock from the side gate and forced open the shed door, stealing a Briggs and Stratton power washer, a Honda lawnmower and a Stiga strimmer.Roxboro Road gardaí are investigating. Print Previous articleShouted abuse at court witness under State protectionNext articleDorchester’s Afternoon Tea comes to the Limerick Savoy adminlast_img read more