Kesa in sales lift thanks to World Cup TV boost

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Oracle doubles SAP loss

first_imgMonday 8 November 2010 9:53 pm KCS-content whatsapp whatsapp Oracle doubles SAP loss Sharecenter_img Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL 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.comMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farmthedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comReporter CenterBrenda Lee: What Is She Doing Now At 76 Years of Age?Reporter CenterGloriousaCouple Wins Lottery, 5 Years Later, Their House Had To Be DemolishedGloriousa Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap ORACLE’s chief executive Larry Ellison claimed in court yesterday that SAP’s theft of its software cost his company $4bn (£2.4bn), doubling his previous estimate.But Ellison failed to bring written evidence to support his testimony.SAP lawyers immediately challenged Ellison to back up the new figure, but Ellison said he could not cite documentation proving his company’s claim of the cost of lost business. German-based SAP has said it owes Oracle only tens of millions of dollars.Ellison also failed to back up his claim that Hewlett-Packard’s new chief executive, Leo Apotheker, knew of the theft while he was in charge of SAP and did nothing about it until Oracle sued. The two software companies, which together dominate the business software market, are in court to determine the amount of damages for the software theft which SAP has already accepted liability for. last_img read more

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UK labour market stumbles

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Gambling Commission to boost player protection with licence changes

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops The GB Gambling Commission has announced a number of changes to its licence conditions and codes of practice (LCCP) in a move it said will help make gambling fairer and safer for players.The new rules will seek to raise standards for alternative dispute resolution (ADR), strengthen requirements on how licensees identify and interact with customers who may be at risk of or experiencing gambling harms, and also improve the transparency of funding for research, prevention and treatment.The latest changes follow open consultations and will be introduced in batches, with the first set of rules set to come into effect this October.In terms of ADR, gambling businesses will now be required to use only ADR providers that meet the Commission’s additional standards, as well as existing ADR regulations.The new standards relate to customer service, decision-making and governance, with the Commission saying they will make the role of an ADR provider clearer, improve consistency and reassure consumers that a provider is independent of the gambling business.New ADR rules will come into force on October 31, 2019 and apply to all licences, with the exception of gaming machine technical and gambling software licences.Meanwhile, changes to customer interaction requirements will mean operators must now focus more on the outcomes of both identifying and interacting with players who may be at risk of or experiencing harms associated with gambling. This includes assessing the impact that an interaction has on a consumer and the effectiveness of its overall approach.These changes are also effective from October 31 and will cover all licences apart from non-remote lottery, gaming machine technical, gambling software and host licences.In addition, the Commission is pushing all operators to meet responsibilities in terms of their voluntary funding for the research, prevention and treatment of gambling-related harm.From January 1, 2020, new rules will ensure that funds contributed by operators are targeted at helping to deliver the Commission’s National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms in Britain. The regulator will soon publish a list of bodies that operators can commit funds to as part of the new rules.“These changes have been designed to make gambling fairer and safer for consumers and we expect gambling firms to meet their responsibilities in these areas,” the Commission’s executive director, Paul Hope, said. 7th August 2019 | By contenteditor Email Address Gambling Commission to boost player protection with licence changes Regions: UK & Ireland Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Sports betting The GB Gambling Commission has announced a number of changes to its licence conditions and codes of practice (LCCP) in a move it said will help make gambling fairer and safer for players. Casino & gameslast_img read more

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Rogers & Co Ltd (ROGE.mu) 2011 Abridged Report

first_imgRogers & Co Ltd (ROGE.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2011 abridged results.For more information about Rogers & Co Ltd (ROGE.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Rogers & Co Ltd (ROGE.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Rogers & Co Ltd (ROGE.mu)  2011 abridged results.Company ProfileRogers & Co Limited is an international and investment services company  headquartered in Mauritius, that primarily focuses on operations in four markets which are, financial tech, hospitality, logistics and property where the company provides services such as fiduciary, outsourcing, and consulting services, such as tax advisory, captive insurance management, fund administration, and actuarial services, technology services, including integrated business solutions, cloud computing, unified communications and collaboration, and mobile and converged connectivity services and financial services. Rogers & Co Limited operates through the following segments, aviation, financial services, hospitality, logistics, property, real estate and agribusiness, technology, corporate office, and corporate treasury. Rogers & Co limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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Rogers & Co Ltd (ROGE.mu) 2018 Annual Report

first_imgRogers & Co Ltd (ROGE.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about Rogers & Co Ltd (ROGE.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Rogers & Co Ltd (ROGE.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Rogers & Co Ltd (ROGE.mu)  2018 annual report.Company ProfileRogers & Co Limited is an international and investment services company  headquartered in Mauritius, that primarily focuses on operations in four markets which are, financial tech, hospitality, logistics and property where the company provides services such as fiduciary, outsourcing, and consulting services, such as tax advisory, captive insurance management, fund administration, and actuarial services, technology services, including integrated business solutions, cloud computing, unified communications and collaboration, and mobile and converged connectivity services and financial services. Rogers & Co Limited operates through the following segments, aviation, financial services, hospitality, logistics, property, real estate and agribusiness, technology, corporate office, and corporate treasury. Rogers & Co limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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Treviso and Zebre have no leverage, but potential

first_img Back when we knew their future: Treviso and Zebre do not know if they will be in a European competition in 2014/15By Alan DymockIT MAY not have changed anyone’s mind, but two timely wins for the Italian franchises in the RaboDirect Pro12 at the weekend has certainly offered a glimpse of why rugby needs to continue developing in the country.With Zebre claiming their first ever win in any competition against the Cardiff Blues 30-25 and Benetton Treviso humbling Munster in Italy 29-19, it was a weekend to celebrate for the two clubs.Not a disaster: the Amlin CC or any similar competitionHowever, while calls for accord still ring around Europe and Premiership Rugby and France’s LNR stand firm in the face of the French Rugby Federation’s claims that there can be no breakaway competition, the Celtic and Italian teams are still in the dark. In the future structures may change and league placings may decide who plays in which European competition, but the Italians must be assured of something. Not having any outlet beyond league competition would be disastrous for the growth of the game in Italy. Arguably it would be better for one or both of the pro teams to compete in the Amlin Challenge Cup or it’s predecessor tournament, as they certainly stand more chance of winning the competition or progressing through tough rounds of knock-out rugby than the semi-professional Italian sides – Calvisano, Cavilieri, Mogliano and Viadana – but the issue is and will be until there is resolution that the English and French sides are currently dictating to the rest of the continent. Setting a precedence of disrupting a competition or competitions and ensuring that were they to strike in the future no one else stands a chance can only be bad for the game as a whole. Of course one or both of the Italian sides could still survive, grow and profit in a second-tier in Europe and this is not anywhere near as Earth-rattling a prospect as some are claiming but if it does ever get to the stage of every faction for themselves there is very little the Italians can do to speak up for themselves. They have no leverage in terms of crowd numbers, TV viewing figures or marketing clout.Which is the great shame behind all of this, particularly as they have so much potential that was evidenced at the weekend. DUBLIN, IRELAND – JUNE 5: The Heineken Cup and Amlin Trophies are displayed ahead of the draws for the composition of the pools for the 2013/14 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup tournaments at the Aviva Stadium on June 5, 2013 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Peter Muhly/Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

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Le Magazine Anglican : merci Luther !

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Émissions de janvier et février 2017 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Les anglicans ont-ils des raisons de dire : merci Luther ? À l’occasion des 500 ans de la Réforme, le Magazine Anglican consacre deux émissions à cette question.Le premier volet, diffusé le 28  janvier 2017, aborde l’aspect historique : la Réforme anglaise s’est elle inspirée de Luther ?34 ans après les 95 thèses de Luther, Henry VIII a rompu avec Rome. Mais son souci principal était avant tout d’ordre dynastique.Rémy Bethmont, professeur d’histoire et civilisation britanniques à l’université de Paris VIII, analyse les différents courants protestants qui ont – ou non – inspiré la Réforme anglaise.Dès le XVIe siècle, des communautés britanniques ont implanté sur le « continent  » leur façon « d’être église ». Le vénérable Meurig Williams, retrace l’historique de ces relations entre (ce qui est devenu aujourd’hui) le Diocèse en Europe de l’église d’Angleterre  et les églises luthériennes scandinaves et allemandes.De l’autre côté de l’Atlantique, l’Église Épiscopale / anglicane, est « en pleine communion » avec l’église évangélique luthérienne d’Amérique (ELCA).Mgr. Pierre Whalon, évêque pour l’Europe de l’Église Épiscopale, explique ce que signifie cette pleine communion et attire notre attention sur deux prières du Livre de prières de l’Église Épiscopale, inspirées de Luther.Dans le deuxième volet de l’émission, diffusé le 25 février 2017, il est question des similitudes et différences au plan de la doctrine et de la théologie. L’occasion de redécouvrir les deux plus célèbres théologiens anglicans du XVIe siècle : Thomas Cranmer et Richard Hooker.Les deux volets sont émaillés des témoignages de sept paroissiens de la Cathédrale épiscopale de Paris ravis de pouvoir dire : merci Luther !Y compris à travers le chant et notamment le plus connu des cantiques composés par Luther (c’est un rempart que notre Dieu) qui figure parmi les hymnes des églises luthérienne et anglicane.Pour écouter l’émission cliquer sur : http://frequenceprotestante.com/emission/magazine-anglicanLe Magazine Anglican est diffusé, le 4e samedi du mois, à l’antenne parisienne de Fréquence Protestante. Via la radio numérique, chaque émission est accessible pendant six mois, aux auditeurs francophones d’Europe, d’Amérique, d’Afrique et d’Océanie.Animé depuis 2012, par Laurence Moachon, paroissienne de la Cathédrale de la Sainte Trinité à Paris, le Magazine Anglican a pour objectif de mieux faire connaître la tradition anglicane / épiscopale. Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Shreveport, LA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Bath, NC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Featured Events Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Rector Columbus, GA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Martinsville, VA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Tampa, FL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Albany, NY In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI de Laurence MoachonPosted Mar 1, 2017 Rector Smithfield, NC Featured Jobs & Calls Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Press Release Servicelast_img read more

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Episcopal delegation heralds progress in addressing climate change at COP24…

first_img Rector Knoxville, TN Featured Events Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Submit a Job Listing Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Collierville, TN Rector Hopkinsville, KY New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Albany, NY Rector Martinsville, VA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Press Release Service Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group COP24 President Michał Kurtyka speaks at a briefing Dec. 13 in Katowice, Poland. Photo: Episcopal Church, via Facebook[Episcopal News Service] A delegation of Episcopalians who represented Presiding Bishop Michael Curry at this month’s United Nations climate conference in Poland is heralding the conference members’ agreement on next steps toward reining in global warming – and the successful resolution of a key impasse over word choice.The Episcopal delegation “bore witness to significant developments in international climate change policy,” the delegation’s leader, California Bishop Marc Andrus, said this week in a written statement about the conclusion of COP24, known officially as the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.Nearly 200 countries met Dec. 2-14 in Katowice, Poland, with the goal of developing a framework for implementing the 2015 Paris Agreement, which seeks to keep global warming under the threshold of 2 degrees Celsius that scientists predict is necessary to prevent a spiraling catastrophe of melting glaciers, rising sea levels and related weather extremes.In 2016, the Episcopal Church was granted U.N. observer status, which allows members of the delegation to brief U.N. representatives on the Episcopal Church’s General Convention climate resolutions and to attend related meetings. At COP24, the delegation promoted a more ambitious goal of keeping global temperature rise within 1.5 degrees Celsius.Andrus said most member nations “acknowledged the need to ramp up ambitions for reducing carbon emissions, while also attending to a ‘just transition’ for the most heavily impacted countries who are also the most under-resourced for adaption.”COP24 President Michał Kurtyka called the successful negotiations on implementing the Paris Agreement “a great achievement.”“Our common efforts didn’t consist solely of producing texts or defending national interests,” Kurtyka said in an online statement. “We were conscious of our responsibility to people and commitment for the fate of Earth, which is our home and the home of future generations who will come after us.”Andrus was joined for both weeks of COP24 by Lynnaia Main, the Episcopal Church’s representative to the United Nations, and Andrus’ wife, Sheila Andrus, an ecological entomologist representing the Diocese of California.The rest of the delegation was split between the conference’s two weeks, with the first week including the Rev. Lester Mackenzie of Laguna Beach, California; Alan Yarborough, Office of Government Relations communications officer, and the Rev. Melanie Mullen, the Episcopal Church’s director of reconciliation, evangelism and creation care. For the second week, they handed off to Andrew Thompson, an environmental ethicist at Sewanee: The University of the South, and Jack Cobb, Office of Government Relations domestic and environmental policy adviser.“Our delegation, through our meetings with negotiators, our presentations and our side events, worked tirelessly to bring our church’s own unique voice to COP24,” Andrus said. They also participated in panel discussions, conferred with ecumenical partners and joined worship and prayer services. 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Most COP24 member parties had sought to “welcome” the IPCC report, but that wording raised objections from the United States, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.“The United States was willing to note the report and express appreciation to the scientists who developed it, but not to welcome it, as that would denote endorsement of the report,” the U.S. State Department said in a statement quoted by the Associated Press. “As we have made clear in the IPCC and other bodies, the United States has not endorsed the findings of the report.”That response “was far from adequate to forward the climate action needed now,” Andrus said. He wrote an initial draft of an Episcopal delegation statement, and he and his team spent five hours revising it until it was ready to present to the U.S. delegation on Dec. 11.The statement referenced resolutions passed by the Episcopal Church’s General Convention and invoked some of the consequences of climate change already being experienced across the church, from rising sea levels to wildfires.“It was a clear stand based on the Episcopal Church’s policy and actions to say that words matter and that the science-based goals of a global climate agreement, which can avert the worst climate impacts, also matter,” Andrus said.In the end, COP24 member parties adopted language that “appreciated and expressed gratitude” for the IPCC report while urging all parties to make use of its findings.“What I hope Episcopalians will know from our small, singular experience in Katowice is that their voices matter,” Andrus said, and he encouraged anyone interested in these issues to follow the Episcopal Public Policy Network. “Advocacy is the way we express our faith in action.”– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. 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Footage of this brutal schoolboy tackle has divided opinions amongst rugby fans

first_imgTuesday Mar 26, 2019 Footage of this brutal schoolboy tackle has divided opinions amongst rugby fans In the last few days a video has been circulating that has completely split rugby fans. Arguments abound about the legality of it, but also the moral standpoint as some say it looked unnecessarily dangerous. It comes from an Under 14 match in a South African schools festival.ADVERTISEMENTIt took place in George at the Kwagga Week, in a match between prominent rugby schools Paarl Boys and Monument. A video seemed to first come to light after famed fearless tackler, Jacques Burger, shared a clip of the incident on twitter.The pushback was immediate, with journalist Sam Peters – a strong supporter of safety in rugby – questioning it.“Huge question for rugby and @Nabasboer do we celebrate seeing a child smashed head first into rock hard ground or search for ways to avoid? For what it’s worth, watching this makes me physically sick.”That prompted a number of replies and heated debate about laws, player sizes and foul play.Burger responded:And later added:ADVERTISEMENTAs you can see below, it looks like the small halfback got the ball but took a little too long to pass and got demolished by a young player named Divan Fuller. The tackle appeared to be legal in the sense that he wrapped his arms, it was not high and he appeared to be committed to it (not late).The outcome, however, was fairly sickening to watch and without the aid of a TMO, the referee decided that a yellow card was in order after the tackled player went face first into the ground.This is one of the reasons many onlookers are citing it as illegal, by the letter of the law (click through to Burger or Peters’ twitter accounts for more debate).However, you would have to question what a tackler could do differently in that situation, other than tackle less aggressively. Rugby players are taught to make dominant tackles from a young age and this looks to be a case of just that. Unfortunately there was a huge size mismatch and the shocking – albeit rare – outcome was the smaller player being flipped and landing extremely dangerously.ADVERTISEMENTBy all accounts he seems to be okay and is hopefully recovering well from any adverse effects.credit: Digitv SA/school of rugby Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe 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

"Footage of this brutal schoolboy tackle has divided opinions amongst rugby fans"