Police visit homes across the UK to issue warnings to subscribers of illegal sports streaming services

Throughout January, Federation Against Copyright Theft staff and police are going be visiting homes across the UK, serving notices to individuals to cease illegal streaming activities with immediate effect.

Over 1,000 individuals have been identified following raids by West Mercia Police against a UK-based illegal streaming service that was supplying entertainment and sports content via modified boxes, firesticks, and subscriptions.

While criminal prosecution is pending against the operator of the illegal service, police are also reminding consumers that using illegal streaming services is not just a crime but one that is treated extremely seriously by the courts. In 2021, two individuals, Paul Faulkner and Stephen Millington were sentenced to a total of 16 months in prison for watching unauthorised streams.

Users are also being advised of the many other risks associated with illegal streaming, including funding criminal organisations and exposing themselves to fraud, scams, inappropriate content, viruses, and malware.

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Shares Rocket on Wage Relief

Canada’s stock index rose on Friday as investors cheered cooling wages both domestically and in the United States, with the main index headed for its best week in six as gold stocks rallied on firm bullion prices against a softening dollar.

The TSX zoomed 265.1 points, or 1.4%, to move toward noon EST Friday at 19,771.94.

The Canadian dollar sprang up 0.4 cents at 74.12 cents U.S.

In company news, a U.S. judge said she will rule in a few months if former President Donald Trump erred in 2021 when he approved Lithium Americas Corp’s Thacker Pass lithium mining project in northern Nevada. Lithium Americas shares moved into the afternoon up 18 cents to $25.57.

Vermilion Energy inched up 1.4% after it raised its quarterly cash dividend by 25% and reinstated its share buyback program. Vermilion shares strengthened 31 cents, or 1.5%, to $20.64.

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Jacob Rees-Mogg to receive £500,000 in fund dividend

Former business secretary and staunch Brexiter Jacob Rees-Mogg will receive about £500,000 in annual dividends from his stake in Somerset Capital Management, the investment fund he co-founded in 2007.

However, the prospect of Rees-Mogg collecting an even bigger multimillion-pound windfall appears to be on ice, as the Guardian understands Somerset is no longer holding talks about a potential sale of the firm valued at between £70m and £100m.

More than a dozen members of Somerset will collect part of the £6.49m profit available to them for the year to 31 March 2022, although this was one-third lower than the nearly £9.7m recorded a year earlier, after a fall in profit. Rees-Mogg received dividends of at least £600,000 in 2021, according to the Times.

Rees-Mogg, who served as Brexit opportunities minister from February until September last year, when he was appointed business secretary by Liz Truss, helped establish Somerset in 2007.… Read more

Stocks Finish First Week of ’23 Triumphant

Canada’s stock index rose sharply on Friday as investors registered their approval of cooling wages both domestically and in the United States, with the main index headed for its best week in six.

The TSX zoomed 265.1 points, or 1.4%, to finish out the week at 19,771.94. Over the last four sessions of an abbreviated week (markets were closed Monday) the gain amounted to 429 points, or 2.2%.

The Canadian dollar sprang up 0.65 cents at 74.38 cents U.S.

Energy proved the big winner on Friday, with Paramount Resources gushing $1.65, or 6.5%, to $27.18, while Canadian Natural Resources surged $2.39, or 3.4%, to $73.09.

Among industrials, Finning International acquired $1.09, or 3.2%, to $34.80, while GFL Environmental grabbed $1.27, or 3.1%, to $42.49.

In consumer stocks, Aritzia obtained $1.55, or 3.2%, to $49.33, while Dollarama moved up $2.31, or 2.9%, to$82.65.

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