24 Aug

UK government slammed for delaying FOBT curbs

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address UK government slammed for delaying FOBT curbs Topics: Legal & compliance Regions: UK & Ireland The opposition Labour Party has accused the UK government of being “fundamentally weak” over delaying curbs on fixed-odds betting terminals to 2020 The opposition Labour Party has accused the UK government of being “fundamentally weak” after it emerged that the introduction of curbs on controversial fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) would be delayed until 2020.The government announced earlier this year that the maximum stake on the machines would be slashed from £100 to £2.The changes were unlikely to be implemented until 2019 due to the need for parliamentary approval for the introduction of a new statutory instrument. However, despite reports that the changes would take bookmakers a maximum of eight weeks to implement, a later transition date has been agreed by the Treasury, according to The Times.“Capitulating to a two-year delay is a pathetic move from a fundamentally weak government,” Labour’s Deputy Leader, Tom Watson, told the Guardian newspaper.“Those who praised the government when the announcement was made will feel badly let down. They are already rolling back on their promises and allowing these machines to ruin more lives.”It now appears to be inevitable that a higher tax on online gaming will be introduced before the curbs on FOBTs.“Unbelievably, Treasury thinks it takes two years for the bookmakers to run a software update on their server-based FOBTs to remove games they should never have been allowed in the first place,” a spokesperson for the Campaign for Fairer Gambling said.“Somehow Treasury has given the bookies a longer transition period than it’ll take the government to negotiate Brexit. The delay will mean hundreds of thousands more people experiencing harm before the gambling addiction gateway of high speed, high stakes roulette is removed.”Related article: Shares plunge as Chancellor accepts FOBT limit Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: OTB and Betting Shops Legal & compliance 15th June 2018 | By contenteditorlast_img read more

20 Jun

Anglican Consultative Council Digest: Nov. 6

first_img Director of Music Morristown, NJ By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Nov 6, 2012 Rector Bath, NC [Episcopal News Service – Auckland, New Zealand] Much happens each day during the Anglican Consultative Council‘s (ACC) 15th meeting. In addition to Episcopal News Service’s other coverage, here’s some of what else went on Nov. 6 (local time), the 11th day of the Oct. 27-Nov. 7 gathering.Standing Committee members electedThe ACC elected six of its members to fill six of the council’s seven seats on the 14-member Standing Committee of the Anglican Communion. They are:Juanildo Barrity, Igreja Episcopal Anglicana do BrasilHelen Biggin, Church in WalesBishop Eraste Bigirimana, Anglican Church of BurundiThe Rev. Sarah Macneil, Anglican Church of AustraliaSamuel Mukunya, Anglican Church of KenyaLouisa Mojela, Anglican Church of Southern AfricaDiocese of Connecticut Bishop Ian Douglas was elected to the Standing Committee during the previous meeting of the ACC in Jamaica in 2009 and his term continues.Anglican Communion primates hold five seats on the committee. Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori is one of those five.Diocese of Southern Malawi Bishop James Tengatenga and Elizabeth Paver from the Church of England hold seats on the committee by virtue of their status as ACC chair and vice chair.The archbishop of Canterbury is an ex officio member of the committee.‘Christian Zionism’ report accepted with revisions, offered as study resourceThe council accepted a slightly revised version of “Land of Promise? An Anglican exploration of Christian attitudes to the Holy Land, with special reference to ‘Christian Zionism,’” the 33,000-word report which stirred debate earlier in the meeting.The members passed another version of Resolution 15.32 expressing appreciation for the report and requesting that it be made available as a resource for the provinces to study.Christian Zionism is defined in the report as “a belief among some Christians that the return of the Jews to the Holy Land, and the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, is in accordance with biblical prophecy … and thus deserving of political, financial and religious support.”The report comes from a working group of the communion’s Network for Inter Faith Concerns.The portions that caused the most concern with some council members come in the final chapter called “Mapping Our Views” in which the original version had a 25-item list labeled “We agree that all Anglicans can and should affirm the following.” That heading has been changed to “We wish to affirm the following.”Explanatory wording at the beginning of that chapter has also been changed to make it clearer that the opinions expressed are those of the committee and not all Anglicans.Resolutions passed by council todayResolution 15.20 welcoming “Participating in God’s Communication” and recommending it to the provinces, that they “work to ensure that it is full equipped at all levels to share the good news of God’s kingdom in the 21st century, setting a goal of each province having a “qualified, senior provincial communicator” by ACC-16 and encouraging churches of the communion to celebrate Anglican Communion Sunday.Resolution 15.22 adopting the financial summary reports for the Anglican Communion, approving the 2012-2013 budgets and the projections for 2013 and 2014, and asking each province to meet its requested budget contribution (includes a projected three percent annual increase).Resolution 15.30 commending the Francophone Network, requesting the Anglican Communion Office gather translated key documents on the website to facilitate sharing, welcoming and encouraging provinces in translating documents into local languages and asking those translations to be sent to communion office, requesting the secretary general to report to ACC-16 on progress.Resolution 15.31 requesting the secretary general to explore and, with the approval of the Standing Committee, implement as appropriate, a capital campaign to provide endowment income for the programs of the communion.Resolution 15.35 expressing concern, compassion and prayers for Sudan, Great Lakes Region (including eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, Somalia and Mali); thanksgiving for “the growing peace” between Sudan and South Sudan; empathy for African countries emerging from armed conflicts; urging prayer for victims of atrocities; condemning those responsible for violation of human rights; calling upon governments, U.N. and NGOs to support victims; offering support of initiatives for the restoration of peace and improvement of living conditions, asking governments to ensure “free, fair and peaceful” elections and supporting reconciliation processes in African nations.Resolution 15.38 welcoming participation of Anglican women to the next U.N. Commission on the Status of Women meeting in March 2013 and adopting the text of a written statement to the meeting.Some, but not all, of these resolutions have been posted here.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. 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17 Jun

Brick House / CollectiveProject

first_img 2018 CopyAbout this officeCollectiveProjectOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBangaloreIndiaPublished on May 24, 2019Cite: “Brick House / CollectiveProject” 24 May 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogFaucets / SinkshansgroheKitchen SinksGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceRetractable StructuresShadeFXRetractable Canopies in Beverly HillsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsWoodSculptformTimber Tongue and Groove CladdingSkylightsVELUX CommercialLonglight 5-30° – Modular SkylightsBars / Wire / MeshJakobWebnet – Sports NetSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteHanging LampsLuminisPendant Lights – HollowcoreHandicap BathroomAamsco Lighting, Inc.Mirror-Lux LED Illuminated MirrorMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?砖舎,传统工艺与当代几何间的平衡 / CollectiveProject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 Brick House / CollectiveProject Save this picture!© Benjamin Hosking+ 21Curated by Clara Ott Share Photographs:  Benjamin HoskingSave this picture!© Benjamin HoskingRecommended ProductsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82DoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingText description provided by the architects. Located in a major tech suburb of Bangalore, that until 15 years ago was open farmland, this project strives to create a quiet retreat for a young family of five in an otherwise densely populated and unplanned community.Save this picture!© Benjamin HoskingSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Benjamin HoskingConstructed on the foundation of a small brick house that the family had outgrown, the new design builds off of the existing palette and angled plinth to create a personal narrative of open and interconnected spaces that challenge the standard assumptions of load-bearing brick construction.Save this picture!© Benjamin HoskingUsing hand-moulded table bricks with natural variations, this project celebrates the imperfection of the material and the manner in which it is laid. The tension between traditional building methods and contemporary geometries is softened by the introduction of porous jaali screens and the contrasting shadow patterns of partial brick projections.Save this picture!© Benjamin HoskingSave this picture!1st floor planSave this picture!© Benjamin HoskingA small triangular courtyard at the centre of the home is formed as a reminder of the original foundation and history of the site, creating complete porosity between inside and out and a visual connection between public and private spaces.Save this picture!© Benjamin HoskingProject gallerySee allShow less(Gr)ancillary Dwelling / Crump ArchitectsSelected ProjectsORIGINALFRESH / Drawing Architecture StudioSelected Projects Share Year:  India Architects: CollectiveProject Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Projects Photographs ArchDaily CopyHouses•Bangalore, India ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/917700/brick-house-collectiveproject Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/917700/brick-house-collectiveproject Clipboard Area:  4600 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Brick House / CollectiveProjectSave this projectSaveBrick House / CollectiveProject “COPY” Houseslast_img read more

14 Jun

D.C. Circuit Court Stays EPA Action Granting Refinery Waivers

first_img SHARE D.C. Circuit Court Stays EPA Action Granting Refinery Waivers In response to an emergency motion filed Tuesday evening by the Renewable Fuels Association, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit today ordered that EPA’s action on Tuesday to grant three small refinery petitions must be “administratively stayed pending further order of the court.”The order prevents EPA from further processing the small refinery exemptions, at least until the court has had “sufficient opportunity to consider the emergency motion for stay.” EPA has until February 3 to respond to the motion, and any replies are due to the court by February 10.The stay comes roughly 36 hours after EPA approved two 2019 waiver petitions and one 2018 petition, which—if allowed to stand—would erase another 260 million gallons of Renewable Fuel Standard blending requirements.“We took this action immediately to prevent the agency from doing further economic damage to an industry already reeling from the impacts of COVID-19,” said RFA President and CEO Geoff Cooper on Tuesday when the motion was filed. “To avert additional harm to the ethanol industry, EPA must be prevented from returning any compliance credits (RINs) to the unidentified refiners who were given these last-minute exemption handouts.”Source: Renewable Fuels Association SHARE Facebook Twitter By Hoosier Ag Today – Jan 21, 2021 Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News D.C. Circuit Court Stays EPA Action Granting Refinery Waivers Previous articleUSDA Extends CFAP to Contract Growers on the HAT Thursday PodcastNext articleNew Report Recommends Improvements to NASS Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

12 Jun

Radio journalist gets four and a half years in prison for defaming legislator

first_img Help by sharing this information April 11, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Radio journalist gets four and a half years in prison for defaming legislator Follow the news on Philippines Organisation Reporters Without Borders today condemned the four-and-a-half-year prison sentence which dxMF Radyo Bombo presenter Alex Adonis has been serving in Davao prison, in the southeast of Mindanao island, since his arrest on 19 February.“This sentence is disturbing for all media workers in the Philippines,” the press freedom organisation said. “Most provincial journalists earn very little and cannot afford a proper legal defence when lawsuits are brought against them.”A court in Davao imposed the sentence on 31 January after finding Adonis guilty of defaming Prospero Nograles, a member of parliament reputedly close to President Gloria Arroyo. He sued Adonis for referring on the air to an alleged affair he had in 2001. Nograles also sued the station’s director, Dan Vicente, but Vicente was acquitted.A journalist for the past 18 years, married and the father of two children, Adonis earned 150 dollars a month with Radyo Bombo. He was based in Davao until 2004, when he was transferred to Cagayan de Oro, 500 km away, for the same pay. Initially, when the trial began, he travelled to Davao for the hearings, but he could not afford the fares and most of the hearings took place in his absence. Friends said he became depressed and stopped going to work. His lawyer, whose fees had until then been paid by the station, withdrew his services and Adonis was not represented by a lawyer during the latter part of the trial. June 1, 2021 Find out more PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Mass international solidarity campaign launched in support of Maria Ressa to go further Receive email alerts Newscenter_img May 3, 2021 Find out more News News PhilippinesAsia – Pacific RSF_en News Philippines: RSF and the #HoldTheLine Coalition welcome reprieve for Maria Ressa, demand all other charges and cases be dropped Filipina journalist still held although court dismissed case eleven days ago February 16, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

12 Jun

L.A. County Expands Consumer Protections Against Fraud, Price Gouging

first_imgGovernment L.A. County Expands Consumer Protections Against Fraud, Price Gouging CITY NEWS SERVICE Published on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 | 1:34 pm Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Top of the News HerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop Important Things You Never Knew About MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like An Eye-Candy And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News Subscribecenter_img More Cool Stuff Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week 35 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Citing more than 1,000 complaints about phony cures or inflated prices for essential goods during the coronavirus crisis, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Tuesday expanded consumer protections.Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas recommended giving the Department of Consumer and Business Affairs subpoena power to investigate cases.“It is imperative that the county take all reasonable and necessary steps to protect consumers from price gouging during this emergency,” Ridley- Thomas said. “It is unconscionable for anyone to force people to pay more than they should for supplies that they need, particularly during a pandemic.”The existing county ordinance makes it illegal to raise prices of consumer goods by more than 10 percent for 30 days following an emergency declaration — which the county made on March 4.The board’s action provides for repeated extensions of the prohibitions on price gouging for as long as the emergency lasts.The director of the Department of Consumer and Business Affairs said there are more than 200 cases under investigation, but the department is challenged by the volume of complaints and the fact that goods are often sold out before an inquiry can begin.“With coronavirus, the Department of Consumer and Business Affairs is on the front line in the fight against price gouging, especially when it comes to essentials like hand sanitizer, canned food, rice, toilet paper, medicine and other items,” DCBA Director Joseph Nicchitta said.Supervisor Kathryn Barger said the county wasn’t immune to swindlers and those seeking to exploit the crisis, sharing stories of people calling and offering to sell the county respirators and masks.“If we’re getting them, I can only imagine what people that are out there just desperate to find something are getting hit with,” Barger said.Nicchitta said his department was also warning other county agencies and departments about diligently vetting potential vendors and deals.Residents were urged to submit complaints online at dcba.lacounty.gov or by calling 800-593-8222.last_img read more

4 May

Australian Ambassador Visits NUSQN 725 in Jacksonville

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Australian Ambassador Visits NUSQN 725 in Jacksonville Australian Ambassador Visits NUSQN 725 in Jacksonville The Australian Ambassador to the United States, the Honourable Kim Beazley, AC travelled to Jacksonville Florida on Monday to meet the officers and sailors of NUSQN 725 and see the benefits of Australia’s close relationship with the United States first hand.The Ambassador’s first port of call was HSM-40, where aircrew of the senior Australian course were conducting Anti Submarine Warfare and Anti Surface Warfare weapons drills in preparation for their final tactical assessments. With the aid of a modern simulator, Ambassador Beazley witnessed both AGM-114(N) Hellfire and Mark 54 Torpedo engagements in addition to the potent mission systems the MH-60R Romeo Seahawk will bring to Royal Australian Navy.Following an official call with Commander Navy Region South East (CNRSE) RADM R.L. Williamson, USN, Ambassador Beazley joined Australian Aviation Technician Avionics (ATV) sailors learning to diagnose and rectify malfunctions at the Centre for Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit (CNATTU).The day culminated with the Ambassador inspecting the temporary home of NUSQN 725 in the USA and meeting members of the new squadron around an operational MH-60R, provided by HSM-70.Ambassador Beazley, a former defence minister, was extremely interested in the team’s experiences in Florida, in addition to the capabilities, operational expectations and employment of the aircraft’s weapons systems. The Naval Attaché to Washington, Commodore Stephen McDowall, DSM, CSM, RAN, who was travelling with the Ambassador, spoke of the good work being done both in the United States and at home to realise the MH-60R capability in Jacksonville.The first Australian MH-60R will be delivered in Jacksonville in December 2013.[mappress]Press Release, September 19, 2013; Image: Australian Navy View post tag: Ambassador View post tag: NUSQN View post tag: Naval Authorities View post tag: Defense View post tag: Jacksonville View post tag: visits View post tag: 725 Share this article View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy September 19, 2013 View post tag: Defence View post tag: Australianlast_img read more

21 Apr

World record pancake attempt

first_imgNorthern Ireland’s Allied Bake-ries are waiting to hear from the Guinness World Records to see if they have beaten the world record for the largest number of people tossing pancakes.A total of 206 people tossed Kingsmill Giant Pancakes simultaneously for 30 seconds, breaking the previous record of 108. The bakery received support from the Coors Light Belfast Giants ice hockey team.According to Allied Bake-ries Ireland (ABI) it produced 3.1 million pancakes last week to cope with the demand for Shrove Tuesday. “In the past six years, we have been able to treble our hourly pancake capacity,” said MD Alan Hempton. “This year, we estimate that we will produce 4.5% more pancakes than we did in 2007 – which is a lot of pancakes.”To cope with the demand, ABI’s flour supplies from Neill’s Flour Mill in Belfast increased to 96 tonnes, while the bakery’s buttermilk supply from Dale Farm increased to 76,000 pints. Glenshane Eggs in Maghera also supplied ABI with 338,000 eggs.last_img read more

21 Apr

Baking Industry Awards deadline nears

first_imgThere are only two days left until the deadline for all entries to the Baking Industry Awards 2010. So if you haven’t sent your entry form in yet, make sure you do it by end of Friday, 21 May!The Awards, now in their 23rd year, celebrate the best of the British baking industry, and are attended by key players from across the industry.They are a great way to showcase your talents and achievements to current and potential customers and industry peers, as well as achieving recognition for yourself and your business.The Awards are open to businesses of all sizes, from a one-shop outlet, to the largest industrial plant manufacturers. Entrants do not need to be a supplier of customer of any of the category sponsors.The list of categories to enter is as follows:* Baker of the Year – sponsored by Vandemoortele* In-Store Bakery of the Year – sponsored by Dawn Foods* Confectioner of the Year – sponsored by Rich Products* Bakery Food Manufacturer of the Year – sponsored by ADM Milling* Bakery Supplier of the Year – sponsored by Sainsbury’s* Celebration Cake Maker of the Year – sponsored by Renshawnapier* The Innovation Award – sponsored by Asda* Speciality Bread Product of the Year – sponsored by Bakels* The Craft Business Award – sponsored by Rank Hovis* The Customer Focus Award – sponsored by CSM (United Kingdom)* Trainee Baker of the Year – sponsored by Improve and the National Skills AcademySo don’t delay, get your entry form in today!For details of all the categories and how to enter go to www.bakeryawards.co.uk. Or email Helen Law on [email protected] or call 01293 846587.last_img read more

26 Jan

Gutiérrez highlights Pope’s ‘preferential option for the poor’

first_imgFr. Gustavo Gutiérrez, the John Cardinal O’Hara Professor of Theology and the ‘father of liberation theology,’ presented the keynote address, “Pope Francis and the Preferential Option for the Poor,” Thursday afternoon as part of the International Conference on Archbishop Oscar Romero, hosted by the Kellogg Institute.Annmarie Soller | The Observer Gutiérrez focused his talk on the Christian call to solidarity and social justice for the poor, while emphasizing the need to understand the fundamental connection between Christian theology and the eradication of poverty. Gutiérrez said “with the teachings of Francis, we are going back to our source.”“To announce the gospel is this: Jesus is trying to make present the kingdom of God today, in our history,” Gutiérrez said. “To speak about the church poor means also to recall this link between the love of God and the love of our neighbor.”Gutiérrez said the biblical passage of the last supper serves as a memory of Christ and his message of serving and loving thy neighbor. This passage, as well as others, demonstrated the connection between the church and the poor, he said.“We have to recall a central point of the Christian message: we are challenged for this memory,” Gutiérrez said. “The center point is the relation between the kingdom of God and the poor. This point, I think, when we fulfill this, we are really in the center of the biblical message. The question of the poor is not only a social issue … it is above all a biblical issue”.Gutiérrez also highlighted Archbishop Oscar Romero’s work with the impoverished and marginalized in El Salvador and said Romero’s legacy served as a “witness of the central point of the Christian message”.Gutiérrez read a quote from Archbishop Romero, which said, “There is a criteria by which to judge if God is near or is far away. Everyone concerned about the hungry, the poor, everyone who has vanished in police custody, for those who have been tortured, for prisoners, for old people who have suffered, these have God close at hand.”According to Gutiérrez, the ability to love and serve thy neighbor is best exemplified by an understanding of spiritual poverty and the ability to engage in solidarity and friendship with the poor.Gutiérrez said the correct way to serve the poor is not to imitate a life of poverty, but rather to condemn poverty as a condition that dehumanizes others. He said the church does not condone poverty because it represents the marginalization and elimination of human identity .“Poverty is never good. … Real poverty is not only economic, it is political, social”, Gutiérrez said. “The poor are [perceived as] insignificant people for several reasons: cultural reasons, racial reasons, gender reasons. To be poor is to be nothing.”Tags: Gustavo Gutierrez, Kellogg Institute, Oscar Romero, Pope Francislast_img read more