BGC calls for extension to furlough scheme

first_img The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has urged the UK government to extend its novel coronavirus (Covid-19) furlough scheme to help safeguard jobs in the gambling industry and also protect historic casino venues.The Job Retention scheme, introduced by the government to help keep people employed during the Covid-19 lockdown, is due to finish at the end of October, with certain aspects of the initiative now being wound down.From this month, employers are once again required to pay the national insurance and pension contributions for their staff, while in September they will also need to pay 20% of employees’ wages, rising to 40% in October.However, after the government last month delayed the reopening of casinos due to concerns over rising Covid-19 cases, the BGC warned that the decision could lead to half of the UK casino’s workforce losing their jobs. The BGC added that further jobs could also be lost if the government did not offer more support.The association has therefore called on the government to extend the scheme to help casinos foot the cost of the extended closure, with the two-week delay expected to cost the industry an estimated £14.0m (€15.5m/$18.3m). Casinos will be permitted to reopen from 15 August at the earliest, but this date could still be pushed back further.“Casino operators have done everything asked of them by Public Health England; they have gone to extraordinary lengths and cost to ensure their venues are Covid-19 secure,” BGC chief executive Michael Dugher said.“They were rightly given the green light to reopen by public health officials who recognised the significant investment operators had made and the negligible risk they posed.”Dugher also said that failure to extend the furlough scheme could also lead to the closure of some of the UK’s most famous casino venues, including the London Hippodrome in the city’s West End and Les Ambassadeurs casino in Mayfair.“Some of Britain’s most iconic casinos, who attract high spending visitors from around the world, are sitting idle whilst pubs and restaurants round the corner are open and doing a roaring trade,” Dugher said.“The government must step in to save these businesses before it’s too late. As a first step, they should extend the full furlough scheme to help offset the £14m casinos are expected to lose as a result of the two week delay and compensate casinos for the wasted costs of the late change of decision on their reopening.” The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has urged the UK government to extend its novel coronavirus (Covid-19) furlough scheme to help safeguard jobs in the gambling industry and also protect historic casino venues. Topics: Casino & games Finance Casino & games 10th August 2020 | By contenteditor Regions: UK & Irelandcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter BGC calls for extension to furlough scheme Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newsletterlast_img read more

Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc ( 2005 Annual Report

first_imgNigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2005 annual report.For more information about Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (  2005 annual report.Company ProfileNigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (nahco aviance) is an investment holding company in Nigeria with business interests in aviation services and support. This includes aviation cargo, aircraft handling, passenger facilitation, crew transportation and aviation training. The company was established in 1979 as the sole ground handler at the newly-commissioned Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos. Today, Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc handles 70% of domestic and foreign airlines operating in Nigeria encompassing 35 airlines at 9 airports across Nigeria. Subsidiary companies include Mainland Cargo Options and Nahco Power Energy and Infrastructure. The Federal Government through Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has a 60% equity stake in the aviation enterprise. The remaining 40% is held by Air France, British Airways, Sabena and Lufthansa. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Newrest ASL Nigeria Plc ( Q32018 Interim Report

first_imgNewrest ASL Nigeria Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Newrest ASL Nigeria Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Newrest ASL Nigeria Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Newrest ASL Nigeria Plc (  2018 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileNewrest ASL Plc is a multi-sector catering company in Nigeria specialising in out-of-home food services for the hospitality, aviation, mining and corporate sectors. It is the only multi-sector catering company in Nigeria. The company’s service footprint extends to 49 countries around the world. The catering operation is extensive with over 30 000 employees turning out more than a million meals a day. Newrest ASL Plc’s client base includes: airline companies, providing menu design, skills training, logistics management, picking and packing bars and dry stores and catering for airport lounges and VIP flights; railway companies, offering catering, cleaning and logistic services to railway operators through Newrest Wagons-Lit; oil, gas and mining companies, offering catering services for remote sites; and commercial and corporate entities, handling daily meal plans and catering for functions, inhouse restaurants and cafeterias. Newrest ASL supplies and markets its own inhouse brands which includes Le RDV, Daily Break, Caffé Lindo, Sky Shop and The Lunch. Newrest ASL Plc is majority-owned by its management where over 300 managers have a combined stake in the business of 88.7%. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Newrest ASL Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Breaking News: Reward for Loyd increased again

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSCrimelineOrange County Sheriff’s OfficeOrlando Police Department Previous articleBe a part of The Great Backyard Bird CountNext articleOn this day: Reagan gives his farewell address Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 1 COMMENT Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Mama Mia Please enter your name herecenter_img I think the increased reward is going to help locate the killer, if anyone knows where he is. The $ 100,000 is going to look pretty good to a lot of people, and there are some sicko people out there who will knock someone in the head for pocket change, or shoot you dead for a few measly bucks. It is unbelievable what evil-minded people will do for so little, but with this reward on the line, I am convinced he will get caught if anyone knows his whereabouts. I think the US Marshalls will nab him, that is who I am thinking is going to snuff him out, because they are SO GOOD at what they do, NO STONE LEFT UNTURNED. Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply January 10, 2017 at 5:03 pm Breaking News:REWARD OF UP TO $100,000 FOR INFORMATIONFrom the Orange County Sheriff’s Office and the Orlando Police DepartmentIf you know the location of the suspect Markeith Loyd, you may be eligible for a reward of up to $100,000. Suspect: Markeith Loyd Armed and extremely dangerous Central Florida Law Enforcement is seeking the location of Markeith Loyd (B/M DOB 10/08/75) in the murders of Sade Dixon and Orlando Police Master Sergeant Debra Clayton. Anyone with information concerning the location of Markeith Loyd is urged to call Crimeline, you will remain anonymous.Anyone with information is urged to call Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS. If your information leads to an arrest you may be eligible for a reward of up to $100,000.No Caller ID /No Recorders/ No Hassles UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 last_img read more

London bombings relief fund registered as charity

first_img 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.  28 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 11 July 2005 | News The Charity Commission has registered a new charity to assist the victims of the terrorist attacks on London on 7 July 2005. The new charity was registered within hours of the paperwork being received.The charity was formed on Friday evening in association with the British Red Cross and the Mayor of London. It was registered yesterday.The fund’s objectives are to relieve sickness and disability, whether physical or mental, of victims of the disaster and their dependents; to relieve financial need among the victims and their families and to support other charitable purposes as appropriate. Advertisementcenter_img Andrew Hind, Chief Executive at the Charity Commission, said: “Already, members of the public, businesses and other organisations are looking for ways in which they can respond positively to this awful event. “Being a registered charity means the fund can benefit from tax-efficient giving, which will maximise the support provided to victims and their families.”Donations to the charity (registration number 1110400) can be made online via the British Red Cross, by telephone on 08705 125 125, and by post to:London Bombings Relief Charitable Fund, c/o The Mayor of London, Freepost LON18968, Sheffield S98 1ZAAccording to the Evening Standard, the fund had raised £750,000 on its first day and was that figure was expected to reach £1 million by the end of Monday. Donations had been received from the Daily Mail and General Trust, Tesco, Pret a Manger, Gap, Camelot, Vodafone, Carphone Warehouse, Eurostar, the O2 (formerly the Millennium Dome), and The Evening Standard. Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Research / statistics London bombings relief fund registered as charitylast_img read more

Commentary: Food Bullying as Trade Policy

first_img Facebook Twitter Commentary: Food Bullying as Trade Policy By Gary TruittFood Bullying, as defined by Michele Payn, author of a groundbreaking book by the same name, “literally takes food out of someone’s hand – by removing choice, creating emotion, or forcing an individual into groupthink mentality.” It has typically been applied to efforts by activist groups and social media bloggers who berate and intimidate people for their food choices and actively work to influence food policy and food choices on menus and store shelves. Now, Food Bullying is being used as trade policy by the E.U.The Farm to Fork program in Europe is designed to regulate food production in the E.U. as well as promote the organic movement to European consumers. It requires farmers to use farming practices from the dark ages and limits consumer food choices to only what is “organic.” This has led to higher food prices, fewer food choices, and upwards of a 25% crop loss rate in some countries.  The real danger, however, is that they are actively exporting this policy to the rest of the world and using Food Bullying techniques to restrict trade in other countries.This is being done in two ways. The first is restricting imports of food products that, while safe, do not match their production method restrictions which center primarily around biotechnology. The second is by withholding aid or other economic incentives to countries who use and accept biotechnology. This is being done in several regions of Africa and is the case in several developing countries who desperately need the productivity and health benefits of biotechnology.The E.U. claims their system is more “sustainable” and has less environmental impact. “They would have you believe they just sprinkle organic fairy dust on the crops,” said John Entine, with the Genetic Literacy Project. According to Entine, when it comes to the use of toxic chemicals in food production, the US. ranks 59th in the world. “Every E.U. country uses more chemical per hectare than the U.S. This is because biotechnology has allowed the U.S. to significantly reduce the level of toxic chemicals used in food production.” In the last 50 years, U.S. agriculture has increased food production while using 78% less land and 41% less water.This movement is alive and growing here in the U.S. States including California and Vermont with strong organic movements set  local restrictions on what food can be sold as well as how it must be labeled and produced. Over time, these standards are adopted by companies nationwide, forcing the rest of us to accept these standards even if we think they are a bunch of hooey. So we end up with GMO-free water, non-GMO salt, and organic shampoo.It is important that this trend be confronted and addressed by all of U.S. agriculture. “In the farming world, it’s having choices removed in proven products or practices. It’s also farmers bullying each other when one chooses to farm differently than their neighbor, and is ostracized. It’s also activists on college campuses evangelizing or the mom who knows all on your Facebook wall shaming people,” said Payn. Trade tariffs have been the focus the past few years but food bullying as a trade barrier needs to be strongly addressed. Home Commentary Commentary: Food Bullying as Trade Policy Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleFarm Bureau Launches Election Toolkit for VotersNext articlePork Market Surges as Exports do the Same on the HAT Monday Podcast Gary Truitt By Gary Truitt – Sep 13, 2020 SHARElast_img read more

The HAT Soil Health Podcast- Cover Crops and Tomatoes

first_img Facebook Twitter Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Podcast (wirepodcastshat-rss): Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: RSS Facebook Twitter The HAT Soil Health Podcast- Cover Crops and Tomatoes By Eric Pfeiffer – Feb 18, 2021 Home HAT Soil Health Podcast The HAT Soil Health Podcast- Cover Crops and Tomatoescenter_img Tomatoes for processing are a significant part of Indiana’s vegetable acreage. They are typically grown in rotation with field corn, seed corn, and soybeans. What goes into the decision to use cover crops and how do they fit in to the rotation? We answer that question with tomato farmer James Rice from Wanatah, IN and Curt Utterback, Senior Agriculture Coordinator for Red Gold, on this HAT Soil Health Podcast. SHARE SHARE Previous articleUSDA Outlook Forum Expecting Increase in Corn, Soybean Acres in 2021, Tightening SuppliesNext articleHAT Market Analysis for 2/18/21 with Mike Silver of Kokomo Grain Eric Pfeifferlast_img read more

Fort Worth Fire nationally ranked as Class-1 department

first_img + posts Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Twitter Linkedin Fort Worth’s art scene gets a little bigger with the opening of the Art Room Previous articleTrack And Field returns to College Station for Charlie Thomas InvitationalNext articleBLUU Cheese Grill opens on campus Jacob Smith RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Jacob Smith Jacob Smith Jacob Smith printThe Fort Worth Fire Department is being recognized as a Class-1 department after receiving a 9.2 rating from the Insurance Services Office, which evaluates departments across 47,000 fire-response jurisdictions.The Fire Department wrote on its Facebook page it is among only 240 departments nationwide to be distinguished as Class-1, which the Insurance Services Office defines as having “superior property fire protection.” The Fire Department was previously rated Class-2.The Insurance Services Office bases their evaluation on three key areas: fire department, emergency communications and water supply.The class-1 designation indicates a lower risk of damages to homes and businesses which can cause insurance companies to lower insurance rates in these low-risk communities.Mark Hanna, media director for the Insurance Council of Texas, said that rates are set by the individual insurance companies; but the achievement will play a major role in evaluating risk.“It’s a big deal,” he said. “The insurance companies look at all kind of things but fire safety is a key factor.”Robert Andrew, vice president of community hazards mitigation at Insurance Services Office, said their ratings help communities evaluate public fire protection services.“By securing lower fire insurance premiums for communities with better public protection,” he said. “The Public Protection Classification program provides incentives and rewards for communities that choose to improve their firefighting services.”Lt. Kyle Falkner of the Fort Worth Fire Department said the ratings can have lasting effects on the community.“The expectation is that homeowners and business owners will see a lower insurance cost in a class-1 city,” said Falkner. “Hopefully, we are helping folks and businesses to move here.”Falkner said the department receiving recognition was a collective effort of several departments and the community.“We hope this demonstrates to the community that we have been good stewards of their tax dollars and now they can say that we have the best departments in the nation,” said Falkner.Falkner said a ceremony for the community is expected to be organized around Mar. 1 to celebrate the achievement, however, plans have yet to be announced. Facebook Fort Worth boxing club prepares for Golden Gloves Fort Worth’s art scene gets a little bigger with the opening of the Art Room Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Facebook Jacob Smith Jacob Smith Linkedin Twitter ReddIt ReddIt Friends, family join together to remember TCU student killed in boating accidentlast_img read more

Two journalists targeted in murder attempts

first_imgNews Follow the news on Iraq IraqMiddle East – North Africa News to go further IraqMiddle East – North Africa Recent decisions by Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki’s government and signs of its growing hostility to pro-Sunni media are another source of concern. The government’s actions clearly point to a desire to closely control coverage of the ongoing tension and fighting. December 28, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information February 15, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders is very concerned to learn that two Iraqi TV journalists were badly hurt in targeted attacks in the past eight days. The first was Al-Mosuliya TV cameraman Salah Nezal in the northern city of Mosul on 12 January. The second was Sharqiya News reporter Saïf Talal near Baqubah, 60 km northeast of Baghdad, on 18 January.“We firmly condemn these criminal attacks,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The appalling climate in which journalists have to work in Iraq constitutes a major threat to freedom of information in this country. “We urge the authorities to deploy all necessary resources so that these crimes are independently investigated with the aim of arresting both the perpetrators and instigators and bringing them to trial. We also call for effective measures to guarantee journalists’ safety.”Nezal was doing a report on the University of Mosul campus on 8 January when he and his driver were seriously injured by a bomb planted in the back of his car. They are both recovering.Talal was driving near Baqubah, the capital of Diyala province, when unidentified gunmen repeatedly opened fire on his car, injuring him seriously.Reporters Without Borders is deeply saddened to learn that Firas Mohammed Attiyah, 28, a freelance reporter working for Al-Fallujah TV, was killed today by a bomb in Khaldiyah, in the western province of Al-Anbar while accompanying police officers to the inauguration of new police station.Muayad Ibrahim, a freelance reporter working for Al-Anbar TV, was badly hurt by the bomb, which was targeted at the police.Reporters Without Borders is concerned about the impact of the expansion of Jihadi groups such as Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) and its impact on media personnel in Iraq. A knock-on effect from the conflict in Syria, it is resulting in a decline in the safety of journalists in Iraq. The past few months have been particularly deadly, with at least 10 media personnel killed in attacks by Jihadi groups.center_img Organisation January 20, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two journalists targeted in murder attempts Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” News RSF_en RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” December 16, 2020 Find out more Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan Receive email alerts Newslast_img read more

First murder of journalist in Philippines under President Duterte

first_img News May 3, 2021 Find out more Larry Que, a columnist and publisher of the Catanduanes News Now newspaper, was shot by gunmen on a motorcycle as he was about to enter his office in Virac on 19 December and died of his injuries in hospital yesterday, the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) reported.Although Que was the first journalist to be murdered in the Philippines since Rodrigo Duterte was sworn in as president on 30 June, it continues to be one of the world’s most dangerous countries for media personnel, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) said yesterday.In a column shortly before his death, Que criticized the negligence of the police in allowing a vast illegal crystal meth laboratory to operate on the island of Catanduanes until they finally raided it three weeks ago, NUJP secretary general Dabet Panelo said.Condemning the lack of reaction from the national police to Que’s death, Panelo called on the authorities “to immediately solve his killing, the first of a media person under the Duterte administration.”Although Que is the first fatality, two radio journalists have been injured in separate attacks since Duterte’s inauguration.“The situation of journalists in the Philippines is extremely worrying and we urge the Duterte administration to open an immediate investigation into Larry Que’s murder so that it does not go unpunished,” RSF editor-in-chief Virginie Dangles said.“The international community must also insist that the Philippine government respects human rights and media freedom. This includes guaranteeing the safety of journalists.”Duterte triggered an international outcry shortly before taking office when he said that journalists who took bribes or engaged in other forms of corruption were legitimate murder targets. “Just because you’re a journalist you are not exempted from assassination, if you’re a son of a bitch,” he said.Since taking office, Duterte has waged a brutal war against drug trafficking in which more than 5,300 people are estimated to have died. In October, he nonetheless created a high-level task force that is supposed to ensure a “safe environment for media workers” and investigate unsolved attacks on journalists. President Rodrigo Duterte during a press conference News RSF_en Receive email alerts News Filipina journalist still held although court dismissed case eleven days ago June 1, 2021 Find out more The Philippines is ranked 138th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Philippine authorities to investigate this week’s fatal shooting of a local newspaper publisher in Virac, in the central province of Catanduanes, and to ensure that his murder does not go unpunished. Follow the news on Philippines to go further Organisation News PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ImpunityViolenceFreedom of expression December 21, 2016 – Updated on August 23, 2019 First murder of journalist in Philippines under President Duterte Mass international solidarity campaign launched in support of Maria Ressa PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ImpunityViolenceFreedom of expression Philippines: RSF and the #HoldTheLine Coalition welcome reprieve for Maria Ressa, demand all other charges and cases be dropped Help by sharing this information February 16, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more