Unregulated sites increase spend in Norway

first_img Regions: Europe Nordics Norway Unregulated sites increase spend in Norway AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 17th July 2018 | By contenteditor The Norwegian Gaming Authority (NGA) has reiterated its support for new regulations to limit the impact of unregulated gambling after a spike in advertising from offshore operators.International operators spent some NOK866m (€91m/$107m) on television advertising in Norway last year as a way of getting around the country’s gambling monopoly.Headed by acting general director Bjørn Morten Øen (pictured), the NGA said the total represents an increase in NOK742m in the previous year, but such activity is only possible due to a loophole regarding television advertising.At present, operators can place on channels that are broadcast from outside of the country, allowing them to reach consumers in Norway that are otherwise limited to gambling with state-run firms Norsk tipping and Rikstoto.Regulators in Norway are set to clamp down on the practice and laws are due to change from September 5, pending approval from the European Commission.The current system means Norway is missing out on taxable gambling income, with unregulated operators last year raking in between NOK2bn and NOK2.2bn.Henrik Nordal, director at the NGA, told iGamingBusiness.com that the regulator supports these changes as it seeks to better protect consumers in the country.  “The Norwegian gambling regulation aims to ensure that gaming schemes are arranged in a satisfactory manner under public control, prevent negative consequences of gaming and ensure that profit from games can be allocated to approved ‘good causes’,” Nordal said.“A central part of that is to have the most addictive games monitored so the operators are able to provide the necessary responsible gaming environment for our national consumers.“Responsible gaming environment means that there are effective self-exclusion tools and limits on how much you can bet on each object, per day, per week and per month.“The presence of illegal operators without these responsibility tools provide a serious safety challenge for our consumers, especially the most vulnerable of them, and that is our main concern.”Nordal added: “To better meet these challenges our parliament has therefore asked the Ministry of Culture to implement a Domain Name Service-blocking to try and better channel consumers to operators that have a licenses in Norway and hence sufficient responsibility tools implemented.“This is in addition to the payment-blocking of funds destined or originating from illegal operators. We hope these tools together with public education can create a safer gambling environment for Norwegian consumers and limit negative social consequences we see emanating from illegal operators.”Despite having to contend with this issue, regulated gaming in Norway was worth NOK43.7bn last year and has grown by 65.7% since 2012.Norway’s Scandinavian neighbour Sweden will soon open up an application process for companies to take on new licences in the country and offer regulated gambling services.New laws will come into force in Sweden until January 1 next year, with those operators that obtain a licence to face a tax rate of 18%. Topics: Legal & compliancecenter_img Email Address Loophole helps overseas firms to bypass Norwegian gambling laws Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Legal & compliancelast_img read more

World Cup to World Cup: India, England best between 2015 and…

first_imgFACTORS FAVOURING INDIAThe English pitches following a long summer will be docile and high scoring matches are on the cards. The World Cup organisers are not ruling out the possibility of a 500+ total.The top Indian trio of skipper Virat Kohli, his deputy Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan carry with them a consistent showing over the past four years. The trio’s numbers since the last World Cup make India the most formidable top order for the upcoming competition 10-team in England.Also Read: ICC World Cup 2019: Full squads, schedule and details you need to knowAustralia at ICC World Cup 2019: Squad, full schedule, tickets, timing- all you need…India at ICC World Cup 2019: Squad, full schedule, tickets, timing- all you need…Kohli has been the best batsman across the world during the intervening period between the ICC Word Cups 2015 and 2019. The team India skipper has been the best in terms of total runs (4,306), strike rate (98.33), centuries (19) and average (78.29).Next comes Rohit on the best performer’s list with 3,790 runs, 95.29 strike rate, 15 centuries and 61.12 average. Rohit is also the only other batsman to have registered a double hundred in this period – unbeaten 208 against Sri Lanka in Mohali in 2017.Shikhar Dhawan has accumulated 2,848 runs at an average of 45.2 and strike rate of 97.5 during this period.In terms of partnerships too, the trio is the world leader. Kohli and Rohit have averaged 84.46 per wicket and Dhawan-Kohli 77.57 during the partnerships.While the top three are the world beaters, India is yet to find the right answer for the No. 4 position. Kedar Jadhav – with 1,154 runs in 39 runs at a 102.94 strike rate and 44.38 average since the last World Cup – is still declared fit for the World Cup and seasoned pro MS Dhoni has had a poor 2018. His latest Indian Premier League form will give a lots of hope tough.Indian bowlers also have the best economy (5.21), second-best bowling average (31.97) and the third-best bowling strike rate (36.7) between 2015 and 2019.Jasprit Bumrah’s bowling average of 22.15 ever since the World Cup in Australia is bettered only by Mustafizur Rahman of Bangladesh (21.67). Economy (4.51) of the seamer with unorthodox bowling action makes him the most effective new ball bowler during the period.Kuldeep Yadav, who has picked 87 wickets in 42 innings, is second only to Rashid Khan (in terms of average) amongst spinners at 21.74 apiece. He also has the second-best strike rate (26.4) and an economy of just 4.93 in this period.Yuzvendra Chahal also stands out during this period with 72 wickets in 40 innings at 24.61 apiece at an economy of 4.89.India also have the longest bilateral series winning streak during the period having won 9 consecutive series from June 2016 (Zimbabwe tour) to February 2018 (South Africa tour).India also have the maximum differential (of 10.37) between batting average (42.34) and bowling average (31.97) post WC 2015.Also Read: ICC World Cup 2019: Pakistan”s Shadab Khan declared fit for World CupICC World Cup 2019: Catch LIVE action free at City CelebrationsICC World Cup 2019: I am confident that I will have another good ICC…ICC World Cup 2019: KL Rahul could be an option for India at No…ENGLAND AHEAD AS TEAMEngland has the highest win-loss ratio (2.434) and series winning percentage (73.68), having won 14 of the 19 series / tournaments they have played till date.If India’s top three have dominated the batting charts during the period, the depth in batting order makes hosts England the most formidable side with the willow.England have registered four 400-plus totals, including two world record innings at Nottingham – 481 for 6 against Australia in 2018 and 444 for 3 against Pakistan in 2016.They have notched 36,300-plus runs over 86 matches, averaging 300-plus score every 2.38 innings.England’s top three during the period have average 45.92 and have strike rate of 98.98.But the real strength comes from the middle and lower-middle order, which has average 41.61 at a strike rate of 102.65 and have hammered 16 hundreds and 58 fifties since the World Cup in Australia. The depth in the batting order makes the hosts firm favourites in home conditions in spite of a not so strong bowling attack, with the dubious record of second worst economy rate during the period.Among others, South Africa has the most penetrative bowling attack, but their batting still leaves a little to be desired as a unit.Australia, regaining their touch, Sri Lanka and West Indies have achieved precious little to be among the strong contenders.On present form and the consistent performances over the past four years, hosts England and India will be teams to beat this ICC World Cup.England will be relying on the familiar home conditions and their batting strength that runs deep, India bank on their top three and the explosive bowling units that has plenty of variety and performance to back it.India vs England on 14th July at Lord’s is the most likely statistical probability.Also Read: ICC World Cup 2019: India have enough ammunition going into World Cup: ShastriPakistan at ICC World Cup 2019: Squad, full schedule, tickets, timing- all you need… BCCI Apex Council Meet: BCCI to bid for 3 major global events in next tournament cycle starting from 2024; Check WTC Final LIVE: Devon Conway continues red-hot form, slams fifty to provide New Zealand dream start Latest Sports News ICC World Cup 2019 hosts England carry far more than the home advantage to end the drought for cricket’s most precious title. The team with the logo of three lions on its chest has been the best performer in almost every aspect of the 50-over cricket ever since Australia’s fourth ICC World Cup title triumph in Melbourne four years ago.Virat Kohli-led India are the other firm favourites and the leading challengers to lift the coveted trophy at the Lord’s on July 14. India8656272.074 PSL 2021 Qualifier 1 ISL vs MUL LIVE: best way to watch Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans Live Streaming in your country, India, Follow… World Cup 2019 Teams : Win-Loss Ratio Since 2015 Euro 2020- Switzerland beat Turkey 3-1: Shaqiri brace ensure 3-1 win; Switzerland’s fate hangs on other Group results Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore South Africa7447261.807 New Zealand7643301.433 World Cup to World Cup: India, England best between 2015 and 2019 West Indies6619410.460 Australia7637361.027 Afghanistan6133241.375 WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: South Africa lose early wickets; SA 50/3 (16.4 ov)- Follow Live Updates PSL 2021 Eliminator 1 PES vs KAR LIVE: best way to watch Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings Live Streaming in your country, India, Follow Live update Cricket TAGSICCICC Cricket World Cup 2019ICC World CupICC World Cup 2019ICC World Cup 2019 ScheduleICC World Cup England performanceICC World Cup England Squad SHARE Sri Lanka8423550.418 Cricketicc world cup 2019Latest Sports NewsSport Cricket center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Cricket Pakistan7835400.875 Facebook Twitter TeamMatchesWonLostW/L Ratio WTC Final Day 3 Stumps: India remove Conway and Latham but Kiwis on top; NZ 101/2 (49 ovs) trail by 116 runs by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeGrammarlyImprove Your Spelling With This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarlyUndoE! 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Trinbago Knight Riders v Guyana Amazon Warriors Live on Fancode, TKR…

first_img Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Matteo Pessina hands Italy the lead at half-time; Follow Live Updates Sport News Tokyo Olympics: Dutee Chand, Hima Das among top athletes seeking direct Olympic qualification during IGP 4 By Kunal Dhyani – August 17, 2020 Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Likecio.comUnlocking the Success of Digital Transformation with Active Intelligencecio.comUndoMicrosoftBring your desktop to life with Bing WallpaperMicrosoftUndoPhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickUndoHere some cricket fantasy tips to make your own team for Caribbean Premier League 2020 LIVECaribbean Premier League 2020 LIVE: Trinbago Knight Riders v Guyana Amazon Warriors Team PredictionCaribbean Premier League 2020 LIVE Match DetailsMatch: Trinbago Knight Riders v Guyana Amazon WarriorsDate: 18 August 2020Time: 7:30 PM ISTCPL 2020 live streaming in IndiaIn India, Star Sports reserves the official broadcasting rights for CPL 2020. They will broadcast the CPL feed exclusively on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD. Meanwhile, Indian viewers can also catch the exclusive action of this year’s CPL on FanCodeFanCode will provide a comprehensive digital experience to CPL fans through an array of features such as live streaming with interactive data overlays, real-time highlights, interactive live scores with multimedia commentary, and even provide India’s first customised commentary for fantasy sports users.CPL 2020 LIVE: Trinbago Knight Riders v Guyana Amazon Warriors full squadsTrinbago Knight Riders:Kieron Pollard (C), Dwayne Bravo, Sunil Narine, Colin Munro, Fawad Ahmed, Darren Bravo, Lendl Simmons, Khary Pierre, Tim Seifert, Sikandar Raza, Anderson Phillip, Pravin Tambe, Jayden Seales, Amir Jangoo, Tion Webster, Akeal Hosein and Ali Khan.Guyana Amazon Warriors:Kevin Sinclair, Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Brandon King, Keemo Paul, Sherfane Rutherford, Romario Shepherd, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Odean Smith, Anthony Bramble, Qais Ahmad, Naveen-ul-Haq, Imran Tahir, Ross Taylor, Chris Green, Ashmead Nedd and theirJasdeep Singh.MyTeam11 match predictions for Caribbean Premier League 2020 Fantasy Tips for leagueThe 2020 edition of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) is all set to begin on Tuesday in Trinidad and Tobago. The 1st match of the Caribbean Premier League 2020 will be played between Trinbago Knight Riders and Guyana Amazon Warriors at the Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba in Trinidad. Both teams will look to kickstart their campaign on a winning note with a victory here.Guyana Amazon Warriors will fancy their chances against Trinbago Knight Riders in the opening game of the tournament. Guyana Amazon Warriors were the runners-up last season and lost to Barbados Tridents in the final by 27 runs. They remarkably won all the 10 league matches last season.The three-time champions Trinbago Knight Riders have one of the best batting lineups in the tournament. The explosive top order constitutes of Sunil Narine, Lendl Simmons and Colin Munro, all of whom have plenty of experience of playing the shortest version of the game.Teams NewsTrinbago Knight RidersThe Trinbago Knight Riders have been one of the stronger sides in the CPL since the inaugural edition of the tournament as they have consistently challenged at the top of the table. Kieron Pollard will captain the team which contains plenty of seasoned campaigners like Lendl Simmons, Darren Bravo, Colin Munro, Sunil Narine and Pravin Tambe.They will mostly have all of their players available for the opening match as their overseas trio of  Colin Munro, Tim Seifert and Sikandar Raza have joined the team. They have a lot of experience but they need to hit the ground running if they are to maintain their dominance in the tournament. Sunil Narine will play a vital role for his team with his all-round skills and he could even be sent to open the innings as he has done so frequently in the past.Guyana Amazon WarriorsChanderpaul Hemraj and Brandon King form a swashbuckling opening pair for the Warriors. At no. 3, they have the dependable Shimron Hetmyer. New Zealand international Ross Taylor will come in next at no. 4 to provide stability to the middle order.Wicketkeeper-batsman Nicholas Pooran, who has shown tremendous consistency in the last 2 years will most likely come in at no. 5. Explosive all-rounder Sherfane Rutherford and Keemo Paul will be handling the finishing duties. With Australian spinner Chris Green coming in at no 8 they have a long batting order. However, Warriors will hope that they don’t require the services of the lower-order and the top order does the job for them in most of the matches. Shoaib Malik, Shadab Khan and Qais Ahmed will not be available in this campaign for the team.Head to head (last 5 matches)Riders– 1Warriors- 4Players to watch out forRoss TaylorRoss Taylor will return to Guyana Amazon Warriors after taking a break last year. The middle-order batsman was drafted overnight for the CPL 2020. He will bring tons of experience and provide some stability also to the explosive batting lineup. In the four seasons that he has played, Taylor has scored 724 runs with an average of 31.5 in 36 matches. This speaks a lot about the consistency that Taylor has displayed in the CPL and his team will expect that he continues to smash runs for them.Pravin TambeAt 48 years of age, Indian leg-spinner Pravin Tambe will be making his debut in the CPL 2020 this year with Trinbago Knight Riders. The oldest player in the league, Tambe became the first Indian to bag a CPL contract. He had shot to fame during his stint with Rajasthan Royals and has not looked behind since. Fans will be eager to see the veteran spinner weave his magic on the turning tracks of the Caribbean.Brandon KingThe youngster was the highest run-scorer in CPL 2019 with 496 runs from 12 matches at an amazing average of over 55 and a strike rate close to 150. His best score last season was 132 not out. It was the breakthrough season for King and now he will have to bear the burden of expectations from the fans, who will hope that he reproduces last season’s devastating form this time also.Imran TahirSouth-African spinner Imran Tahir was the team’s top wicket-taker last season with 16 scalps from 9 matches at 12.31. He will again pose the main threat for the opposition batsmen. The aggressive leg-spinner is still a force to be reckoned with in T20 cricket and is going to be difficult to face. He has had some exciting battles with Kieron Pollard over the years and that contest will again be very interesting to watch.Probable XITrinbago Knight RidersKieron Pollard (Captain), Lendl Simmons, Colin Munro, Darren Bravo, Tim Seifert (wk), Dwayne Bravo, Sunil Narine, Khary Pierre, Jayden Seales, Pravin Tambe, Anderson Phillip.Guyana Amazon WarriorsChris Green (Captain), Brandon King, Chanderpaul Hemraj, Ross Taylor, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Odean Smith, Keemo Paul, Sherfane Rutherford, Imran Tahir, Romario Shepherd. Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Shaqiri doubles Switzerland’s lead after Seferovic opener at HT; Follow Live Updates Facebook Twitter Halle Open 2021 Final: Ugo Humbert defeats Andrey Rublev to become champion YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. 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British American Tobacco Zimbabwe Limited (BAT) 2012 Annual Report

first_imgBritish American Tobacco Zimbabwe Limited (BAT.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2012 annual report.For more information about British American Tobacco Zimbabwe Limited (BAT.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the British American Tobacco Zimbabwe Limited (BAT.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: British American Tobacco Zimbabwe Limited (BAT.zw)  2012 annual report.Company ProfileBritish American Tobacco (BAT) Zimbabwe Holdings Limited manufactures, distributes and sells tobacco products for local consumption through a network of independent retailers and distributors. Zimbabwe is the 6th largest tobacco grower in the world and the largest in Africa. Three types of tobacco are grown in the country; Virginia flue-cured, burley and oriental tobacco. Over 95% of Zimbabwe’s tobacco is flue-cured; and more than half of its production is exported to China. The company has recently adopted a mutually-beneficial contract system which is reaping rich rewards; the entire crop is bought from the farmer at the end of the season in return for a supply of seed and fertilizer, and expert training by an agronomist on agricultural techniques. Its head office is in Harare, Zimbabwe. British American Tobacco is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Seed Co Limited HY2012 Interim Report

first_imgSeed Co Limited (SEED.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2012 interim results for the half year.For more information about Seed Co Limited (SEED.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Seed Co Limited (SEED.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Seed Co Limited (SEED.zw)  2012 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileSeed Co Limited is the leading producer and marketer of certified crop seeds in Zimbabwe, supplying hybrid maize seed to commercial farmers as well as wheat, soya bean, barley, sorghum and ground nut seed. The seeds is grown from parent seeds under contract by an established network of seed producers. Innovation and pioneering breeding methods drive the Seed Company’s success; having successfully developed hybrid crop seed varieties in Zimbabwe that are recorded as the highest yielding varieties in their class. The Seed Company has a dedicated research team; producing hybrid crop seeds and non-hybrid cereals and oil crop seed varieties that are suitable and adaptable for Zimbabwe’s ecological conditions. Seed Co Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

CBZ Holdings Limited 2015 Abridged Report

first_imgCBZ Holdings Limited (CBZ.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2015 abridged results.For more information about CBZ Holdings Limited (CBZ.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CBZ Holdings Limited (CBZ.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CBZ Holdings Limited (CBZ.zw)  2015 abridged results.Company ProfileCBZ Bank Limited is a commercial bank in Zimbabwe; and licensed by the national banking regulator, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe. CBZ Bank was founded in 1991 when the Zimbabwe government took control of the defunct Bank of Credit and Commerce. The government assumed a 100% ownership, but this has been diluted through privatisation and its listing on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange in 1998. CBZ Bank is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of the listed financial services group CBZ Holdings and offers the full spectrum of financial services; from retail and commercial banking to treasury services, group investment banking and asset management, short- and long-term insurance, security trading and property investments. CBZ Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Courteville Business Solutions Plc (COURTV.ng) Q32020 Interim Report

first_imgCourteville Business Solutions Plc (COURTV.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Support Services sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Courteville Business Solutions Plc (COURTV.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Courteville Business Solutions Plc (COURTV.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Courteville Business Solutions Plc (COURTV.ng)  2020 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileCourteville Business Solutions Plc is the largest e-business solutions company in West Africa and offers financial management and advisory services, business solutions, e-commerce and online marketing solutions. The company is the patent owner of the AutoReg TM Business Solutions Platform. Courteville Business Solutions Plc is represented in 24 states in Nigeria and has business interests in Guinea, Zimbabwe and Jamaica. Other e-business services include NAPAMS, a regulated product administration and monitoring solution for NAFDAC; NIID, an insurance policies database solution for the Nigerian Insurers Association (NIA) and the Insurance Council of Zimbabwe (ICZ); and the AutoReg Inspector TM remote verification tool for law enforcement agencies. Courteville Business Solutions Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Courteville Business Solutions Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

3 FTSE 100 dividend stocks I wouldn’t touch in 2020

first_img3 FTSE 100 dividend stocks I wouldn’t touch in 2020 Enter Your Email Address The FTSE 100 is offering some very attractive dividends, but a high yield on its own is not always a sign of a buy. If earnings fall short, dividends can have to be cut, and some of our top dividends are only weakly covered. Here are three that I think could come under pressure in 2020.SteelSteel producer Evraz (LSE: EVR) is on a forecast dividend yield of 13%. The payment would be covered about 1.2 times by forecast earnings, which might in itself be manageable if there were earnings rises on the cards to provide better cover in future years, but EPS forecasts are falling at Evraz.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…The shares are on a forward P/E of 6.5, which suggests either that investors haven’t spotted the big dividend yield, or that they don’t want it. It’s clearly the latter, and it looks to me like the company is priced perhaps even for a risk of going bust.The biggest problem is the debt the firm carries, standing at $4,526m at 30 June, and the outlook for the company based on falling steel demand doesn’t suggest that the figure will get better any time soon. The chairman and other top shareholders of the Russian company having dumped shares also doesn’t inspire confidence.I think the dividend needs to be suspended and that Evraz is way too risky for me.InsuranceThe Standard Life Aberdeen (LSE: SLA) share price has been picking up since August, but it’s still down 30% over the past two years, and forecast dividends stand on a yield of 6.5% for this year and next. The trouble is, predicted earnings don’t come close to covering that, accounting for just 85% of the mooted 2019 payment and 88% of 2020’s.Part of the problem has been the difficulties and costs of managing the merger of the old Standard Life with Aberdeen Asset Management to create the new entity, though it’s looking as if 2019 could prove to be a turning point.But assets under management have slumped, and although that’s only a relatively small part of the combined business these days, I think it’s a cause for concern.I suspect Standard Life Aberdeen will stick it out in the hope that earnings will soon rise to cover the dividend. But with an EPS increase of only 4% on the cards for 2020, I think a dividend cut would be a good move.PhonesMy third choice is a company that has already cut its dividend, in the year ended March 2019. I’m talking of Vodafone (LSE: VOD), which was clearly paying a dividend it really couldn’t afford for years, but stubbornly held on until sense finally dawned.The trouble is, the dividend forecast for March 2020 still isn’t covered by predicted earnings, which would reach only 82% of the required amount. And though forecast earnings rises would bring EPS up to 1.08 times the dividend in 2021, that’s still very thin, even if in fact covered.I reckon Vodafone needed to reduce its dividend payments further, and I think there’s a chance that could happen some time in the next 12 months. Perhaps not a big chance, given its severe dislike of such an action, but I reckon it could put the company in a more attractive investment position for the long term.I wouldn’t buy until I see decent dividend cover. Image source: Getty Images “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Alan Oscroft | Sunday, 29th December, 2019 | More on: EVR SLA VOD 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img Alan Oscroft has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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Autumn Internationals Week One: Five things we learnt

first_img Wales backs no longer reliant on power – but it’s thereThree years ago, power through contact was all that the Wales back-line had. Thanks to the selection of players like Hadleigh Parkes, Steff Evans and Liam Williams, as well as a change in approach from Leigh Halfpenny, that is no longer the case.However, as the Welsh back-line proved against Scotland, the power is still there and when turned up to 11 it is devastating.Central figure: Hadleigh Parkes tries to get past Hamish Watson (Getty Images)After two or three mixed seasons, George North has become George North 2.0. Against Scotland he carried the ball only 33 metres, which is low for a wing. But when you consider that most of those yards were achieved with Scottish people hanging off his back, it is remarkable.His try was YouTube worthy. With players clinging onto his shorts and limbs, he looked like a husky dragging a balsa wood sleigh. But the power game in the Welsh back-line didn’t end with North. Jonathan Davies had one of those games where he looked like he was handing off shop mannequins, not 16st men. His fend on Huw Jones was so devastating that it led Gregor Townsend to single him out in the post-match press conference.Game clock can’t dictate refereeing decisionsBefore we cut open the carcass and dissect Owen Farrell’s tackle, let’s start by stating that refereeing elite rugby is the second most thankless job in the world – working on Donald Trump’s PR team being the first.But whilst recognising that Angus Gardner was placed in a difficult scenario at the end of the England v South Africa game, where the tackle decision could decide the game, we cannot ignore the significance of the call and particularly the timing.Whether you think the hit was worthy of no sanction, a penalty, yellow or red, if the tackle had happened in the first third of the game the outcome could well have been different.Related: Owen Farrell’s tackle divides opinionFarrell’s tackle was of the Venus de Milo type – plenty of shoulder, a touch of bicep and no forearm. Rugby union is no longer the same game as it was in the 1980s and neither is it comparable to rugby league, so any comparisons with the former are pointless. Using modern-day interpretations, it was a penalty, probably no more than that.Flashpoint: Owen Farrell tackles Andre Esterhuizen (Getty Images)Had the incident happened at any point other than in the last minute of the game, South Africa would have most likely had a shot at goal.The upshot is that not only are players and supporters bewildered by tackle interpretations, but that those interpretations are also affected by the game clock. It’s as confusing as it is annoying.Jordan Larmour takes another step forward Jordan Larmour’s career took another big step forward by taking about 35 steps to the left and to the right for Ireland against Italy in Chicago.Related: Jordan Larmour scores hat-trick against ItalyAdmittedly it was against an understrength Italian team, but it shouldn’t taint what was a Rieko Ioane/Kurtley Beale-type performance from Larmour. He made six clean breaks and beat 12 defenders. Yup, 12.To beat four defenders means that you had a good game. Six defenders slain indicates an excellent performance. Whereas 12 is the type of number that Kim Jong-un’s advisors would attribute to their leader should he ever play (he looks like a loosehead to me).Dancing feet: Jordan Larmour makes a break against Italy (Getty Images)It is understandably difficult for Larmour to break into the current Irish back-line. Such is the consistency of Rob Kearney, Keith Earls and Jacob Stockdale that a starting berth looks unlikely until after the Rugby World Cup. But as we head towards Japan 2019, he is beginning to look like the best bench player in the world.Boks’ blueprint is back and it is workingSouth Africa may have lost at Twickenham, but after a three-season rebuild, they are back. And the manner in which they’re ‘back’ is important.As well as the understandable and necessary player quotas, the Boks have been sidetracked by trying to change their blueprint and copy the Kiwis. But thankfully it looks like they are reverting to the Bok way: big carriers, carrying big.When you have Eben Etzebeth, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Siya Kolisi and Duane Vermeulen you don’t really need a rapid offload game. Why risk an offload when the metres gained after the tackle are so big? And when Etzebeth was substituted, they brought on RG Snyman – a man so big that his skull is the same size as my first car.The most effective changes against England were in the centre. Damian de Allende and Jesse Kriel are often derided in South African rugby because they can’t pass and offload like Sonny Bill Williams or Jack Goodhue, but when your centre partnership is carrying nearly 100 metres and beating eight defenders it doesn’t matter.Big impact: Damian de Allende was a big performer for the Boks at Twickenham (Getty Images)It’s not as if the Boks don’t have creative players in the back three. S’busiso Nkosi, Damian Willemse and the ever impressive Aphiwe Dyantyi provided plenty of steps and slides against England. And with Faf de Klerk and Willie le Roux backstage, the creativity levels can be dialled up further. The Boks are back and it’s great to see.It wasn’t a good day for creative ScotlandAt the moment, Scotland are probably many supporters’ second favourite Test team. As with Glasgow, the style of rugby that they play is pleasing to the eye. ‘Steppy’ full-backs and triple-threat outside-halves, in Finn Russell and Adam Hastings, mean they’re a team heavy on line breaks, offloads and the resulting tries.Tough day: Adam Hastings is thwarted by the Welsh defence (Getty Images)But. And there is a but. When the forward platform doesn’t function, as it didn’t against Wales, there is no ‘option b’. To say that Scotland’s pack was shut down by Wales would be a dramatic overstatement – nearly as dramatic an overstatement as Eddie Jones stating that the rugby media want him sacked.Scotland carried for 420 metres v Wales’ 294. Scotland had 60% of the ball and 64% of the territory. And Hamish Watson had the sort of devastating performance that makes you wonder if he has any power tools at home – he probably just uses his head. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Touchdown: Jonathan Davies scores Wales’ second try against Scotland (Getty Images) However, when Wales slowed down Scotland’s ruck speed, which Justin Tipuric, Ken Owens and Dillon Lewis did to great effect, the heavy carries just weren’t enough to get them over the gain-line. Scotland will improve this autumn. We can be sure of that.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Paul Williams reflects on the big talking points from the opening weekend of the 2018 autumn Internationalslast_img read more

Mark Andrews gets nailed by Dan Hyde in 2004 Barbarians match

first_imgThursday Oct 19, 2006 Mark Andrews gets nailed by Dan Hyde in 2004 Barbarians match This is a great hit on Mark Andrews by a young Dan Hyde of England. It’s the Barbarians playing against them at Twickenham, and as far as I remember, this was South African Andrews’ last international game.At the end, they gave him a chance to convert a kick, but he missed hopelessly and almost took out the touch judge.Great hit even if he did have his back turned. Andrews got up with a smile on his face.ADVERTISEMENT 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 TodayNueeyWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life Reports90% of People Have No Idea What These Two Little Holes Are ForNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsThe 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