Retailers slam ban on smoking displays

first_img Tags: NULL RETAILERS yesterday slammed the government’s move to ban tobacco displays as expensive and ineffective. From April next year, large retailers will be forced to hide cigarettes, rolling tobacco and other tobacco products under shop counters, with the same ban enforced for small retailers from April 2015. The counter ban, which follows a ban on vending machine tobacco sales from October, is aimed at reducing the number of people who smoke. Health secretary Andrew Lansley, who published the plans to coincide with national No Smoking Day, said he wanted to reduce smoking rates faster over the next five years than the previous five. But retailers said there was “no evidence” axing displays would reduce smoking. James Lowman, chief executive of The Association of Convenience Stores, estimated the new regulations would impose £40m of costs on retailers.The government is also consulting on introducing plain packaging for cigarettes, in a bid to reduce the promotional impact of logos. KCS-content whatsapp whatsapp Wednesday 9 March 2011 8:04 pm Share 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 WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe Wrap Show Comments ▼ Retailers slam ban on smoking displays last_img read more

Nazara, Delta invest ₹40 crore in fantasy sport start-up HalaPlay

first_img WTC Final 2021: India vs New Zealand Full Squad, Schedule, Live Streaming, Date, Time, Venue all you need to know World Test Championship final Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Switzerland to punish hapless Turkey; Follow Live Updates By Kunal Dhyani – March 19, 2019 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR CricketLatest Sports NewsSports BusinessNewsSport Cricket Cricket WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: Latham, Conway provide solid start- Tea Break; NZ 36/0 (21 ovs)- Follow Live Updates Euro 2020 LIVE broadcast in more than 200 countries, check how you can watch Live Streaming of EURO 2020 in your country Cricket Cricket WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: Start delayed due to wet outfield, SA lead by 149 runs – Follow Live Updates BCCI to form committee to take call on compensating domestic cricketers Football Facebook Twitter Wimbledon 2021 LIVE streaming: When, where and how to watch year’s third Grand Slam’ in you country, India Football Formula 1 Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Gareth Bale and Co face do-or-die clash; Italy eye third consecutive win; Follow Live Updates, Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeSuresh Raina issues statement after arrest, says the incident in Mumbai was ‘unintentional’UndoIPL 2020 : Srikanth and fans slams MS Dhoni, says ‘wasted 15 Cr on Jadhav & Chawla’UndoShahid Afridi’s daughter Aqsa to marry Pakistan quick Shaheen AfridiUndoHalaplay is a real money based daily fantasy sports platform. HalaPlay launched in 2017, has seen an explosive growth in the user base and total transactions since then. HalaPlay has in the past received investment from Nazara Technologies, Kae Capital, Angel List and other angel investors and is currently set to be the second largest Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) platform in India. Halaplay has seen 10x user growth in the last 12 months and will exponentially grow with over 1 crore active players to play in upcoming cricket season.Delta Corp. managing director Ashish Kapadia,  says “Delta believes in the HalaPlay team and their ability to innovate in the daily fantasy sports industry. Their viral growth is proof that they have been able to build a differentiated product that users love. We are excited by their potential, and are confident that this round of funding will help propel them to even greater heights.”Nazara Technologies  CEO Manish Agarwal says “Nazara invested in HalaPlay in 2017 and we continue to be excited about the growth story of HalaPlay. We are confident that Halaplay with this fresh round of funds will ride the explosive growth of fantasy sports in India.”Nazara has been actively pursuing opportunities in the interactive sports vertical categories and has invested in mobile gaming companies like Mastermind Sports Limited and Moonglabs Technologies Pvt Ltd apart from HalaPlay Technologies Pvt Ltd. Nazara has also taken a majority stake in Next Wave Multimedia Private Limited and Nodwin Gaming Private Limited in the esports arena in addition to recent investments in CrimzonCode and NZWorld (NZWorld Kenya Limited) to set up operations of real money gaming in Kenya.Also Read: Nazara’s Next Wave Multimedia inks deal with Cricket Australia for ‘Big Bash Cricket’ gameNazara Technologies acquires majority stake in NODWIN Gaming YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionWhat ‘Harry Potter’ Characters Were Actually Supposed To Look LikeDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Football Latest Sports News Cricket Previous articleT10 League moves the base to Abu Dhabi from SharjahNext article60,739 fans turn for women’s club football match, sets new world record Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. F1 French GP 2021: Max Verstappen pips Lewis Hamilton to win French GP, Perez finishes 3rd TAGSDelta CorpDelta Corp InvestmentsFantasy Cricket onlineFantasy game onlineHalaPlayNazara TechnologiesNazara Technologies Investments SHARE Tokyo Olympics: Deepika Kumari to be sole entry to Tokyo Games as Indian women’s recurve team fails to qualify Nazara, Delta invest ₹40 crore in fantasy sport start-up HalaPlay Nazara Technologies and Delta Corp have jointly invested ₹40 crores as part of Series-A funding round in HalaPlay, an online daily fantasy sports platform.According to Halaplay CEO Swapnil Saurav, “Getting funding support from two of India’s largest gaming companies instills faith in us as a team taking us a notch higher in the Indian fantasy sports arena. Fantasy sports has been on the rise with the market being estimated to be $1 billion currently and is expected to go up to $5 billion in the next two years and hence this boost could not have come at a better time ensuring and enabling our growth along with.”last_img read more

Sunu Assurances Nigeria Plc ( Q12016 Interim Report

first_imgSunu Assurances Nigeria Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Sunu Assurances Nigeria Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sunu Assurances Nigeria Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sunu Assurances Nigeria Plc (  2016 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileSunu Assurances Nigeria Plc formerly (Equity Assurance Plc) is an established insurance company in Nigeria offering non-life insurance for the domestic and corporate sectors as well as asset management and health management services. The company also has business interests in Ghana. Non-life insurance ranges from fire and special peril to consequential loss, cash and goods in transit, public and products liability, fidelity guaranty, personal liability and accident insurance products. Equity Assurance Plc also provides insurance products for workmen compensation and plant, erection and contractors all risk and welfare funds and medical evacuation. The company has subsidiary segments providing health management, asset management and hospitality services. Equity Assurance Plc is a subsidiary of SUNU Finances Holding SA. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Sunu Assurances Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Fancy a Parisienne pint?

first_imgSir Winston: 5 Rue de Presbourg, 75016 (Nearest Métro: Charles de Gaulle Etoile, lines 1,2 and 6) Next door to the Arc de Triomphe, the Sir Winston is one of the more upmarket English pubs in Paris. Noted for its selection of cocktails and whiskies, the prices aren’t cheap but the ambiance is good. A bit of a trek from the Stade de France but it does a hearty brunch on Sundays.McBrides: 54 rue Saint Denis, 75001 (Nearest Métro: Chatelet Les Halles, line 4 and also RER B) Spread over two floors, this Irish pub is slap bang in the middle of Paris and has easy access to the Stade de France. Downstairs are snooker tables and television screens (and a bar) while the main pub is on the ground floor and serves stout, lager and cider. Open till 5am on a Saturday and 2am on a Sunday. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Fancy joining these guys in the pub?By Gavin MortimerPARIS is known as the City of Love but frankly who cares about all that soppy stuff when it comes to Le Crunch? Whispering sweet nothings on the Champs-Élysées or wetting your whistle in the Frog & Rosbif…? It’s a no brainer for every red-blooded rugby fan, so here is the Rugby World guide to where to go in Paris for what the French call la troisième mi-temps (that’s the post-match p**s up to you and me!)The Frog & Rosbif: 116 rue St. Denis, 75002 Paris (Nearest Métro: Étienne Marcel, line 4 and also RER B at Chatelet Les Halles) A long established English pub in the heart of Paris, the Frog & Rosbif has its own brewery in the cellar that produces beers such as Dark de Triomphe [a stout] and Inseine [a bitter]. English food is also served and it’s a short distance by RER B to the Stade de France.The ‘Rue de Soif’: Rue Princesse, 75006 (Nearest Métro: Mabillon, line 10) Known to locals in the trendy Saint Germain district as the ‘rue de soif’ [the street of thirst], this quiet road boasts three pubs one after the other. The Frog & Princess is one of the Frog chains (see above), while the Little Temple Bar has plenty of the Black Stuff on tap. The Eden Park bar was established in 1992 by a group of players from the Racing Club.The Coolin Bar: 15 rue Clement, 75006 (Nearest Métro: Mabillon, line 10) Just round the corner from the ‘Rue de Soif’, the Coolin serves good beer albeit at expensive prices. There’s a terrace for smokers and live music on a Sunday evening.Corcorans: 23 Boulevard Poissonnière 75002 (Nearest Métro: Grands Boulevard, line 8 & 9) Everything is catered for in this spacious pub in central Paris including a good variety of beers and some of the best burgers in town. Popular with expatriate rugby fans, Corcorans is open till 5am on Sunday mornings.center_img Au Metro: 18 Boulevard Pasteur, 75015 (Nearest Métro: Pasteur, lines 6 & 12)Former French prop Pieter de Villiers was a regular at Au Metro during his playing career at Stade Francais, and there’s always a good atmosphere on match day in this unpretentious bar that also serves food.Le French Flair: 75 Bis Bd de Clichy, 75009 (Nearest Métro: Blanche, line 2) A French rugby bistro in the famous Montmartre district of Paris, Le French Flair has ten beers on tap and also prides itself on a good choice of wine. Brunch is available on Sundays and they also serve platters of cheese and charcuterie if you get the munchies between pints.The Hideout Bar: 8 Boulevard de Denain 75010 Paris (Nearest Métro: Gare du Nord, line 4) Open until 2am each day, the Hideout is 100 metres from the Gare du Nord and the best bar to have a beer if you’ve got an hour to kill before your train leaves. Serves food and several good beers.last_img read more

Courtyard House / Architecture Paradigm

first_img Landscape Consultants: Architects: Architecture Paradigm Area Area of this architecture project Houses 2015 Courtyard House / Architecture Paradigm India ArchDaily Structural Engineers: Save this picture!© Anand Jaju+ 29 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Civil Contractors: Dhruva Landscape Architects Year:  Area:  10625 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Courtyard House / Architecture ParadigmSave this projectSaveCourtyard House / Architecture Paradigm Base Consultants CopyAbout this officeArchitecture ParadigmOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBengaluruIndiaPublished on December 12, 2016Cite: “Courtyard House / Architecture Paradigm” 11 Dec 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalSystems / Prefabricated PanelsKalwall®Translucent WalkwaysPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – Palm SpringsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsDoorsGorter HatchesFloor Door – Fire RatedBricksDEPPEWaterstruck Bricks – 1622/1635ekws DFMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?庭院住宅 / Architecture Paradigm是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Manufacturers: Hansgrohe, BTicino, Bosch, Daikin, Sonance, Toto, Acor, Biticno Photographs:  Anand Jaju Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Projects Design Team:Vimal Jain, Sandeep J, Manoj Ladhad, Prajwal Krishna, Anupama Prasad, Sudeep BhoopalamCity:BengaluruCountry:IndiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Anand JajuRecommended ProductsWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAText description provided by the architects. The site for the house is located on the fringe of a fast developing area of Bangalore, which has a rocky hillock as the backdrop. Located on a T junction in a gated community the site steps up away from the road towards west in three levels. These three levels became the basis for establishing the house and its connection to the ground. A house is often a complex assemblage of disparate functions and desires; Collective vs individual, public vs private, formal vs informal, immediacy vs slowness, largeness vs intimate. The house for a soon to be retired doctor sought to embrace this complexity. Programmatically, three bars were conceived to hold public, semi-public and private spaces arranged around a large courtyard. Circulation spine meanders around the courtyard offering connect to the outside.Save this picture!© Anand JajuSave this picture!Section 1Save this picture!© Anand JajuThe courtyard itself is a marvelous device that blends disparate entities into a coherent whole. It mediates between the uncontrollable nature and the stable built form and adds another layer to the binary distinction of in or out. In this house, three layers of open spaces provide three different zones; front yard for transition, courtyard for congregation and backyard for retreat. Openings, windows and slits are carefully choreographed to provide connect to these open spaces. These connections from inside to outside circumvents the serial nature of circulation space along a path and blurs the boundary between set programmatic spaces.Save this picture!© Anand JajuSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Anand JajuThe overall built form is wrapped by a series of facets that unites the three programmatic bars and suggests comforting togetherness and ceaseless continuity perhaps evocative of the multiple horizons the initial stepped site offered. The facets negotiate between the ‘hard’ rocks and the ‘soft’ landscape and establish an in-between condition much like the courtyard around which it wraps.Save this picture!© Anand JajuProject gallerySee allShow lessProject of the Month: Tangshan Organic FarmArticlesFinishing Touches Applied to Foster + Partners’ Apple Campus 2Architecture News Share “COPY” CopyHouses•Bengaluru, India Enkon Engineering ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardlast_img read more

Oslo House / Ramón Esteve Estudio

first_imgArchDaily CopyHouses•Alicante, Spain “COPY” Spain Area:  4828 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this officeRamón Esteve EstudioOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAlicanteSpainPublished on October 22, 2018Cite: “Oslo House / Ramón Esteve Estudio” [Casa Oslo / Ramón Esteve Estudio] 22 Oct 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialCoffee tablesFlexformCoffee Table – GipsyCurtain WallsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPace Gallery Envelope SystemWoodSculptformTimber Battens in Double Bay HouseStonesCosentinoSilestone and Dekton in Villa OmniaBricksNelissenInner Wall Bricks – LückingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsAir Facade PanelsWoodBlumer LehmannData Processing for Wood ProjectsEducational ApplicationsFastmount®Hidden Panel Fastener at Massey UniversitySealants / ProtectorsTOPCRETMicro-Coating – Baxab®More products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?奥斯陆之家 / Ramón Esteve Estudio是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Year:  Photographscenter_img Houses Manufacturers: MDF Italia, Vondom, JoquerInterior Joinery:AELEFurniture Provider:CosínConstruction:Covisal Futur SLStructural Calculation:ProdeinAuthors:Ramón EsteveCollaborating Architects:Anna Boscà, María Martí, Francisco PalomoDesign Team:Ramon Esteve EstudioCity:AlicanteCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Mariela ApollonioRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40Text description provided by the architects. CONCRETE BLOCKThe Oslo House is placed on a mountainside, in a residential state surrounded by pine trees and vegetationSave this picture!© Mariela ApollonioCONCRETE BLOCKThe dwelling is composed of two overlapped bodies that are set back in order to generate a play of light and shadow. This play is reinforced by the openings in the oor slabs, which lean on a stone base adapted to the steep slope of the mountain.Save this picture!© Mariela ApollonioThe house lies gently on the ground, by means of a stone base adapted to the mountainside slope. The oor slabs have got openings that allow natural light inside, thus improving the link between interior and exterior.Save this picture!SectionThe house opens widely as a viewpoint towards the sea, in contrast to the privacy provided by the rear façade, which includes the entrance to the house.Save this picture!© Mariela ApollonioMATERIALITYThe coldness given by the materials of the walls contrasts with the warmth of the interior caused by the use of large wooden surfaces.Save this picture!© Mariela ApollonioThe structure is displayed on the façade, so we enter the house walking on the slabs. The ground oor has been extended to create an outdoor living pool, completed by a swimming pool which blends with the horizon.Save this picture!© Mariela ApollonioProject gallerySee allShow lessPasadena Heritage Craftsman WeekendEventVilla Akoya / Studio SaxeSelected Projects Share Oslo House / Ramón Esteve EstudioSave this projectSaveOslo House / Ramón Esteve Estudio 2018 “COPY” Architects: Ramon Esteve Estudio Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Mariela Apollonio+ 23Curated by Danae Santibañez Share Photographs:  Mariela Apollonio Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Oslo House / Ramón Esteve Estudiolast_img read more

mm02 launches its first corporate responsibility report

first_img Tagged with: Digital AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Mobile operator mmo2 is today launching its first Corporate Responsibility report.The report is entitled ‘What mobile can do’ because mm02 “firmly believes that our mobile services can help to tackle real social needs.” The report describes how the company’s mobile services are addressing social issuesranging from improving the diagnosis of asthma, and supporting cattle breeding,to saving lives during extreme weather conditions. It also details how the companyis performing in the marketplace, together with secions on the health, environment andsustainability, workplace and community aspects of the business. Advertisement Howard Lake | 7 July 2003 | News mm02 launches its first corporate responsibility report  23 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Winning Words: A Volunteer’s Guide to Asking for Major Gifts

first_img Howard Lake | 30 June 2008 | News  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.center_img Tagged with: Major gift Volunteering Winning Words: A Volunteer’s Guide to Asking for Major Giftslast_img read more

Building for Utah May Day

first_imgWW photo: S. SmithDozens of anti-capitalists gathered April 26-27, the weekend before May Day, International Workers Day, to take part in a two-day activist teach-in in Salt Lake City, Utah.The teach-in focused on the challenges for building the U.S. labor movement, women workers advancing the struggle and also the fight against tar sands strip mining proposed in eastern Utah.The conference was put together as part of the Salt Lake City May Day Convergence.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img

MF Global Settlement Near

first_imgOn Monday, Barclays Capital, the investment banking unit of the London-based bank, agreed to purchase most claims for 90 percent of face value. RBS has said it will pay 91 percent for the claims of institutions, but not individuals. At the same time, Seaport is hoping to top both offers and add an additional sweetener: 200-thousand dollars to help fund the group of customers responsible for negotiating the offers. Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News MF Global Settlement Nearcenter_img Previous articleFarm Credit System Entities Donate Funds to Tornado Disaster ReliefNext articleLightSquared Remains Potential Problem for GPS Gary Truitt MF Global Settlement Near The New York Times reports that thousands of MF Global customers have now received offers to sell their claims and recoup nearly the entire shortfall of an estimated 1.6-billion dollars. The money vanished following the collapse of the brokerage. Barclays, the Royal Bank of Scotland and the Seaport Group, a little-known firm that specializes in distressed assets, are all scrambling to buy MF Global customer claims. By Gary Truitt – Mar 13, 2012 last_img read more