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first_img Topics: Legal & compliance Sports betting Kenya betting tax removed as Kenyatta signs finance bill Regions: Africa East Africa Kenya Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has signed into law the country’s Finance Bill, which removes the 20% excise tax on sportsbook stakes that led to local operators Sportpesa and Betin exiting the market. Legal & compliancecenter_img 1st July 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Email Address Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has signed into law the country’s Finance Bill, which removes the 20% excise tax on sportsbook stakes that led to local operators Sportpesa and Betin exiting the market.The tax had been included in previous years’ budgets and was raised from 10% to 20% when last year’s Finance Bill was passed in September 2019. This increase led Kenya’s two largest operators, Sportpesa and Betin – which were each already embroiled in tax disputes with local authorities at the time – to put a halt to operations in the country.While the tax remained in an initial version of the 2020 Bill, the National Assembly’s Finance and National Planning Committee submitted an amendment to remove it. The amendment followed consultation from mobile payment provider Shade.co.ke, which called for the tax’s removal.At the time, the committee said “the reason behind [removing the tax] was that the high level of taxation had led to punters placing bets on foreign platforms that were not subject to tax and thereby denying the government revenue”.The amendment was then approved in the National Assembly and the finance bill was passed, sending it to Kenyatta’s desk. Finance Committee chair Joseph Kirui Limo noted when he introduced the amendment that the tax had led to revenue “going down” as operators left the market and bettors played with unlicensed operators.However, the bill receiving assent was not guaranteed, due to Kenyatta’s prior opposition to the betting industry.In August last year, Kenyatta called upon the country’s legislature to pass a total ban on gambling in the country, also warning that he expected bookmakers to pay in full any taxes considered to be owed to the authorities.“We have this thing called gambling and it’s so bad, I alone can’t finish it – go change the constitution,” Kenyatta said, according to local media reports.In November 2019, a report on possible changes to Kenya’s constitution suggested that the private betting industry should be shut down with a state-run national lottery taking its place. The Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report, commissioned by Kenyatta’s administration, claimed that the private betting industry “is leading to hopelessness and greater poverty”.Despite this history, however, Kenyatta opted to sign the bill as passed in Parliament.Sportpesa declined to comment on the passage of the bill into law or the status of their plans to return to the market. The operator has been in discussions with Kenya’s government regarding a possible return for several months.Its ratification, however, means that both taxes which had been major sources of dispute between operators and the government have been removed or significantly altered.In August 2019 the operator cancelled all sports sponsorship agreements in the country after Kenyan authorities ordered telecoms companies to block payments to Sportpesa because of a dispute over a separate 20% tax on winnings, which authorities interpreted as including stakes.This interpretation of the tax left Sportpesa with a KES60.56bn (£483.7m/$586.4m/€528.1m) tax bill. The operator said at the time it was planning legal action against the Betting Control and Licensing Board and Kenyan Revenue Authority.In November that year, however, a court ruling determined that the operators’ interpretation – that this tax only applied to player winnings excluding the original stake – was correct, and that the tax was to be paid by bettors rather than operators.At the time, Sportpesa chief executive Ronald Karauri called the ruling a “significant development” for itself and the betting sector as a whole and said it would “reconsider” the future of its operations in Kenya. However, although minor changes have been made to Sportpesa’s Kenya-facing website since this time, players are still unable to place bets.In June, Betsson-owned operator Betsafe agreed two new sponsorship deals in Kenya, with Nairobi-based rivals Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards, both of which had previously been sponsored by Sportpesa. The operator said at the time it was planning to enter the Kenyan market “in the coming months”. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterlast_img read more

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With not much amount left in the purse of the franchises to lavish away this auctions, it will be interesting to see who will eye the attention of the buyers.When it comes to wicket keepers, teams either do not have much option to fiddle around with or they prefer sticking with the already present soldiers in their battalion. By Kunal Dhyani – February 19, 2021 Football BCCI to form committee to take call on compensating domestic cricketers Football Football by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeIPL 2020: Bad news for Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Jonny BairstowUndoIPL 2020 : Srikanth and fans slams MS Dhoni, says ‘wasted 15 Cr on Jadhav & Chawla’UndoSuresh Raina issues statement after arrest, says the incident in Mumbai was ‘unintentional’UndoEver wondered what these rare species of players earn from the biggest league of cricket, IPL? Well we have got you covered. The following are the top 5 active Wicket Keepers with highest cumulative salary till 2021:-IPL 2021 Auctions, Player list, Base Price, Sold, Unsold1)      MS DhoniIPL 2021 Salary – Rs.15 CroreIPL 2021 Team – Chennai Super Kings (CSK)Total IPL Salary – Rs.152.84 CrThe name with which not only the cricketers are familiar with but the ones as well who doesn’t follow cricket. Such a brand he has created for himself. He is surely the main architect behind CSK’s dominance over the years. It was under MS Dhoni’s reign that Chennai Super Kings are now the one of the most successful cricket franchise. Some speculations hovering around over his retirement plans from IPL, will be answered by the legend himself in the upcoming season.2)      AB de VilliersIPL 2021 Salary – Rs.11 CroreIPL 2021 Team – Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)Total IPL Salary – Rs.102.5 CrMr. 360, AB de Villiers, has been the integral part of the red army, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) over the years. Virat Kohli on many occasions hailed AB de Villiers for his contributions and never missed out on an opportunity to show his camaraderie with the South African wicket-keeper batsman. Although, AB de Villiers doesn’t takes the gloves for RCB much, but he has been one of the few wicket-keepers RCB managed to hold onto.3)      Dinesh KarthikIPL 2021 Salary – 7.4 CroreIPL 2021 Team – Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)Total IPL Salary – Rs.76 CrDinesh Karthik has always been the main instrument for whichever team he plays, always behind the limelight but at the same time making a huge impact. Currently leading the young KKR side, he will be looking to guide his team to their 3rd title. Dinesh Karthik led side is yet to make an impact in the IPL. Will the 2021 season be there?4)      Sanju SamsonIPL 2021 Salary – Rs 8 CroreIPL 2021 Team – Rajasthan Royals (RR)Total IPL Salary – Rs.48.5 CrThe young Sanju Samson has been touted as one of the finest talents the country has ever produced. The young shoulders of Sanju Samson has been oppressed with captaincy for RR in the 14th edition of IPL in the absence of the Aussie star Steve Smith. This will be the first instance when Sanju will be stepping out on the field with an added responsibility. Will he steer the sinking ship of RR this year? Will be interesting to find out.5)      Rishabh PantIPL 2021 Salary – Rs 8 CroreIPL 2021 Team – Delhi Capitals (DC)Total IPL Salary – Rs.35.8 CrThe young southpaw dasher from Delhi Capitals, Rishabh Pant has been guarding DC behind the stumps for quite some time. He came to fore as a powerful striker of the ball, evolving into one of most important part of the DC roster. The franchise has vested trust in him and now reaping the benefits. He has scored 1172 runs at an average of 45.08 and a strike-rate of 168.88 in the IPL since 2018. Rishabh Pant is in red hot form, playing T20 knocks in Tests, will be interesting to see whether he can carry his form into IPL 2021 or not.Follow InsideSport for all IPL 2021 News, Match Updates, Schedules, Points table, Players Salaries, IPL MoneyBall, IPL Player Impact table, IPL 2021 analysis, IPL Interesting FactsAlso follow the IPL Moneyball to know how much the each IPL player stand to lose if the IPL 2021 does not see the light of the day this year. Previous articleFree Fire Sensitivity: Best Free Fire setting for Android phones in OB26 UpdateNext articleIPL 2021: Kumar Sangakkara says David Miller has all weapons to become important batsman for Rajasthan Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. 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first_img Pork Exports Show 10% Growth in September Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter By Eric Pfeiffer – Nov 15, 2020 US pork exports achieved double digit growth in September, increasing 10% to more than 222,000 metric tons. U.S. Meat Export Federation President and CEO Dan Halstrom explains that the really good news is, unlike some previous months this year, the growth was not as heavily centered around China.“Japan, one of our larger value markets, saw tremendous growth at about 11%. We also had Canada with a record month. And then you look at Southeast Asia, you’ve got the Philippines and Vietnam which had tremendous growth. So, I think that really is the moral of the story. China was up as well, but in terms of the total gain for global exports in the month of September, it was broad based.”Halstrom adds that we are going to have a record year in 2020 with China.“A lot of that’s from the China situation on ASF (African Swine Fever), but we’re still forecasting the second largest year ever in 2021 with about a 10% or 15% decrease.”As volumes to China begin to moderate, Halstrom says it’s important that U.S. pork regain momentum in key western hemisphere markets, especially Mexico.“Keep in mind that Mexico and Central and South America, Latin America in general, went into the COVID-19 lockdowns after the U.S. It was really late May when that all happened. So, they were late to go in and they’re probably a little late coming out, but they will come out and we’re starting to see those signs already. Mexico is an extremely important market for some of our cuts like hams and variety meats. While we were down 2% in September, it was from a relatively high number a year ago. So, this is very encouraging.”For January through September, U.S. pork exports were 16% ahead of last year’s record pace in both volume (2.22 million mt) and value ($5.69 billion). SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Pork Exports Show 10% Growth in September Previous articleFarmers Business Network, Market Disrupter or Farmers’ Friend?Next articlePork Exports Show 10% Growth in September and Dry Weather Ahead on the HAT Monday Podcast Eric Pfeifferlast_img read more

first_imgLinkedin TCU drops back down to 82 in national university rankings Facebook ReddIt Vanderbilt University Linkedin Pat Neff Hall – Baylor University’s administration building Dee Stolzenthaler Dee Stolzenthalerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dee-stolzenthaler/ print  Twitter Previous articleOPINION: Study Abroad–An experience of a lifetimeNext articleProfessors emphasize importance of eSPOTs Dee Stolzenthaler RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter TCU departments are looking to similar institutions across the nation for ways to help the university grow and improve.Chancellor Victor Boschini said he considers Tulane, Vanderbilt University, Baylor and SMU to be TCU’s main competitors. Boschini said all five universities are peer institutions because they are about the same size, focus on undergraduate education, teaching and research.In 2004, the TCU Comparison Group gave planning assumptions to improve the university’s ranking. TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Facebook TCU was ranked No. 82 in the 2016 U.S. News and World Report ranking, jumping 17 spots and achieving the goal of being ranked in the top half of Tier II universities.Boschini said he does not chase rankings because “rankings are just one indicator of a school,” but he recognizes that the U.S. News ranking does draw attention nationwide.Boschini said his goal for the university is to be ranked in the top 50 schools in the nation.Many departments at TCU look at peer institutions for ideas on different ways to better the school.The interim dean of the John V. Roach Honor Sarah Robbins said she gathers information from peer institutions to guide evaluations and planning.“We might borrow ideas from a small private school for one program and from a big flagship university for another,” Robbins said. “We’re out to find the best models.”Altheria Gaston, a graduate research assistant in the Honors college, looked at universities across the country to evaluate how their faculty works with honors students and compare TCU’s faculty fellows program.First-year Honors student Andrew Entzenberger researched honors colleges across the country to get ideas for offices, conference rooms, student lounges and computer labs for the future Honors building.The TCU College of Education also looks at other institutions to see the best way to promote their school’s accomplishments.Strategic Communication and Marketing Coordinator for TCU College of Education Jenny Moore said they look at schools’ webpages, like Illinois University, for ideas on how to better market TCU College of Education’s accomplishments.The college of education is currently ranked No. 129 in the U.S. News rankings, but Moore said that she expects move up with a more visually appealing website.  Faculty members at  TCU and the UNT Health Science Center are looking at similar institutions to determine the best practices and organizational structures for the new joint medical school opening in 2018.UNT’s director of media relations Jeff Carlton said administrators from the new medical school will visit the University of Texas to learn about its plan for the new Dell Medical School that is soon to open.“The new medical school represents a unique collaboration between a public grad school and a private university,” Carlton said. “We definitely are looking far and wide at medical schools that are new or well established.” + posts ReddIt The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Southern Methodist University Texas Christian University TCU Frog Camps returning to more traditional look this summerlast_img read more

first_imgMolly Jenkinshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/molly-jenkins/ Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Opinion: We need to stop defining politicians simply on their public speaking ReddIt As the ladies of TCU get ready to celebrate what is supposed to be one of the most romantic days of the year, I bet we are all thinking the same thing.”We are baby-making machines.”At least, that’s what Japanese Health Minister Hakuo Yanagisawa seems to hope the women of Japan are thinking.Yanagisawa was speaking about Japan’s declining birthrate Jan. 27 when he uttered the now-infamous statement, “the number of birth-giving machines and devices is fixed, so all we can ask for is for them to do their best per head.” Twitter What we’re reading: Former Vice President dies at 93, Chad President killed on frontlines Opinion: my thoughts after the Stoneman Douglas school shooting Molly Jenkins is the Associate Editor of the Skiff. She is a junior journalism major and nutrition minor from Portland, Oregon. The thing she misses the most from Oregon are Por Que No?’s Tacos. TAGSeducation Twitter Molly Jenkinshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/molly-jenkins/ printEducation is everything. It is the foundation of a society. It seeps into every facet of life. I am a strong believer that a country with a well-educated population is a strong, need I say great, country. That’s why I believe if we are going to “make America great again” we need to focus on our education system.Recently, there has been a focus on Americans’ health issues and health care policy. However, if you take a step back, I think there is a broader way to help fix many health issues in America simply by focusing on education. As Former First Lady Laura Bush once said, “There is a very close tie between good health and a good education.”The United States’ Supplemental Nutrition Education Program (SNAP), an entitlement program focused on feeding low-income Americans, has a second program called SNAP-Ed. The goal of SNAP-Ed is to help educate SNAP participants on healthy eating practices. This pushes those on SNAP to live healthier lives while simultaneously helping food-insecure individuals. By improving the nutrition health status of low-income Americans you are going to help decrease the need for costly healthcare.If more people in America were better educated, whether it be on nutrition or simply in general, a lot of problems would likely decrease, such as obesity, the spread of STDs, unplanned pregnancies and thus abortions, unemployment rates, homelessness, drug and alcohol abuse, sexual assault, school shootings and… well, the list is endless.Another thing Bush eloquently said was, “Education is the Key. With a really good education, you have a much broader view of the world. Well educated people can seek help for themselves. They can help others.” She is correct. Educated people help others help themselves. If you think of all the wonderful programs that help those in need– from the Salvation Army to Global Health Corps (a stellar organization started by none other than Bush’s daughter Barbara Bush), they were all started by a group of well-educated individuals.I attribute all my successes in life largely to two factors– attending top-tier schools from kindergarten to college, and my parents’ realization of the value of an education, which led them to invest in mine. I know for a fact I would be nowhere without my parents and my education. I realize how privileged I am to have had parents that worked hard to privatize my entire education. It is my dream that a larger population of America can also indulge in such an education. Now, I am not implying everyone should attend private schools and that private schools are always superior. I simply think more effort needs to be put into making public education stronger, as well as into making private schools more easily available for Americans. Like with any industry, competition is key to increasing the quality of a good or service. This is why I think school choice is a good idea. However, school choice raises an entirely different a debate, which I will discuss at another time. Whether you support school choice or not, it is undeniable that something needs to be done to help schools. There are large disparities in the education received by students in higher socioeconomic communities versus those in low-income ones. Let’s take a step back to the presidential campaign of 2004 between John Kerry and George W. Bush. During a debate in Arizona, Bush said that reading is the new civil rights issue of the century. “You cannot solve a problem unless you diagnose the problem,” he said. Bush explained that the only way to ensure people have jobs in the 21st century is through a strong education system and critically closing the minority achievement gap. If this gap is not closed these students will be unable to compete with their peers.So, you ask, what did Bush do about this issue?  He signed No Child Left Behind (NCLB) into law. NCLB increased the federal government’s role in schools. And, while I am largely an advocate for limiting the government’s involvement, I think in this case it was important for the government to step in. Like I said at the start of the article, the country’s education system is crucial. I think it is part of the government’s role to see that Americans are well educated. Not because it is the right of everyone to have the best education known to man, but because the government should want what is best for the country, and a good education is just that. NCLB put a focus on special education students, minority, poor and those learning English, since these were the students lagging behind the rest. This focus is an attempt to close the minority achievement gap.America’s education expenditure as of 2013 was at 4.9 percent of the GDP, placing us in 63rd place. If we are going to “make America great again” that is not going to cut it, folks. A 2017 Pew Research Center study showed that the U.S.’ academic achievement level fell in the middle of all countries in regards to reading, math and science. Just a few of the many countries ahead of us were Vietnam, South Korea and Macau in science; Poland, Estonia and Tai Won in math; and Slovenia, Norway and Canada in reading. Singapore reigned the top of all stats. My point is this: maybe if we stopped putting so much energy into all the controversial issues where things pass or don’t pass based on a single vote and instead put our efforts towards something less controversial but just as equally important and impactful we could see the change we all want to see. Facebookcenter_img Molly Jenkinshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/molly-jenkins/ ReddIt Linkedin Opinion: Why Beto O’Rourke’s campaign will end like Hillary Clinton’s Opinion: Why I am thankful for my liberal friends, family Previous articleListen: Ball Don’t Lie: The MadnessNext articleOpinion: We need to stop defining politicians simply on their public speaking Molly Jenkins RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin + posts Molly Jenkins Molly Jenkinshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/molly-jenkins/ What we’re reading: Chauvin found guilty in Floyd case, Xi to attend Biden’s climate change summit Facebooklast_img read more

first_imgThe Covid-19 effectAccording to (non-exhaustive) data gathered by RSF’s staff and Tracker 19, there was a fourfold increase in arbitrary arrests of journalists during the first three months of Covid-19’s spread around the world (March-May 2020). From the start of February to the end of November 2020, arbitrary arrests alone represented 35% of the press freedom violations logged (while physical violence and threats against journalists represented 30%). While most arrested journalists were held for just a few hours or, in some cases, a few days or weeks), 14 journalists who were arrested in connection with their coverage of the pandemic are still being held at the end of the year. Organisation Help by sharing this information FranceIranChinaSyriaSaudi ArabiaYemenBelarusEgyptVietnamEurope – Central AsiaMiddle East – North Africa Asia – Pacific Condemning abusesReports and statistics Armed conflictsOrganized crimeDisappearancesImprisonedPredators News “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says RSF will publish its Annual Report on Journalists Killed in 2020 on December 29.Compiled by RSF every year since 1995, the annual round-up of abusive treatment of journalists is based on precise data collected throughout the year. We gather detailed information that allows us to affirm with certainty or a great deal of confidence that the detention, abduction or disappearance of each journalist was a direct result of their journalistic work.Read the RSF’s 2020 round-up Receive email alerts News News June 4, 2021 Find out more Worldwide, a total of 387 journalists are currently detained in connection with their work, 54 are held hostage and four are missing, according to the first part of the annual round-up of abusive treatment of journalists published today by Reporters Without Borders (RSF). The total held at the end of 2020 is almost the same as last year, despite a big increase in press freedom violations and arrests linked to the coronavirus pandemic. Read the RSF’s 2020 round-upЧитать на русском / Read in RussianThe number of journalists in prison at the end of 2020 is just two less than at the end of 2019, when it was 389. This means that the number of journalists held worldwide is still at a historically high level. More than half (61%) are held in just five countries. For the second year running, China, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam and Syria are the world’s five biggest jailers of journalists.The number of women journalists in prison has risen by 35%, from 31 a year ago to 42 now. Most of the newly detained women journalists are held in Belarus (four), which has seen an unprecedented crackdown since last August’s disputed presidential election, and in two of the countries where the coronavirus crisis has brought a marked increase in repression – Iran (four) and China (two). They also include Vietnam’s Pham Doan Trang, one of the 2019 RSF Press Freedom Prize laureates. Follow the news on Europe – Central Asiacenter_img June 7, 2021 Find out more “Nearly 400 journalists are going to spend the end-of-year festivities in prison, far from their loved-ones and in conditions that often put their lives in danger,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said.“These figures confirm the pandemic’s impact on journalism and the unacceptable fact that some journalists are paying with their freedom for seeking the truth. They also confirm that women journalists, of whom the proportion is increasing, are not being spared by the crackdown.” RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says FranceIranChinaSyriaSaudi ArabiaYemenBelarusEgyptVietnamEurope – Central AsiaMiddle East – North Africa Asia – Pacific Condemning abusesReports and statistics Armed conflictsOrganized crimeDisappearancesImprisonedPredators June 8, 2021 Find out more News to go further December 11, 2020 – Updated on December 14, 2020 RSF’s 2020 round-up: 35% rise in number of women journalists held arbitrarily RSF_en Related documents rsfs_2020_round-up.pdfPDF – 1.3 MBЧитать на русском / Read in RussianPDF – 149.5 KB It’s in Asia, the continent where Covid-19 emerged and where the most press freedom violations have been tallied in connection with the pandemic, that the most coronavirus detainees are located: seven in China, two in Bangladesh and one in Myanmar. In the Middle East, where several countries have taken advantage of the coronavirus pandemic to step up control over the media and news reporting, three journalists are still being held for articles linked to the pandemic: two in Iran and one in Jordan. In Africa, one journalist is still held in Rwanda – on a charge of “violating lockdown regulations.”According to the 2020 annual round-up, at least 54 journalists are currently held hostage worldwide, 5% fewer than this time last year. Following the release of a Ukrainian journalist held by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine’s Donbass region, Syria, Iraq and Yemen are the only countries where journalists are still held hostage. They include four journalists held by the Houthis in Yemen since 2015 who were sentenced to death in April and, since then, have been left wondering if and when these sentences will be carried out.last_img read more