Finnish gambling monopoly Veikkaus has expanded its range of igaming content through a new partnership with Swedish casino games developer NetEnt.Veikkaus customers can access NetEnt games from today (June 19), including titles such as Starburst, Gonzo’s Guest, Twin Spin and Viking.The monopoly will also offer NetEnt’s Divine Fortune, featuring a jackpot that can reach up to €1m (£890,718/$1.12m).Jan Hagelberg, head of the casino games business group at Veikkaus, said: “NetEnt’s games are already familiar to many classics from other online casinos. In addition, NetEnt is constantly publishing new high quality and entertaining games“Our customers have been asking for NetEnt games for a long time and it’s great that we can now offer them.”Veikkaus has also signed similar content deals with Yggdasil and IGT this year as it seeks to make itself more appealing to consumers as it looks to fend off competition from offshore operators.It comes against a backdrop of increasing support for a more liberal regulatory framework. In April, a survey found that a majority of Finnish citizens would be in favour of abolishing the country’s gambling monopoly setup and replacing it with a licensing regime, which would in turn open up the market to more operators.Conducted by Finnish polling specialist Bilendi on behalf of igaming affiliate Kasino Curt, the survey said 31% of the 1,000 respondents would back plans to abolish the monopoly, while 27% would be against the move. There was also a majority that believed Veikkaus would lose its monopoly status within 10 years, with 31% saying this would happen, and 24% believing it would not.However, despite these concerns, Veikkaus continues to perform well financially, having last month reported marginal year-on-year increases in both gaming revenue and profit for the first quarter.Gross gaming revenue in the three months to March 31, 2018, totalled €438.8m, up 0.4% on €437.0m in the corresponding period last year, while profit was up 2.2% to €261.5m.Chief executive Olli Sarekoski addressed the survey’s findings, noting that Veikkaus’ monpoly status would ensure it can offer gambling in a framework that prioritises customer safety, while also ensuring revenue can be used to support good causes in Finland. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Finnish gambling monopoly Veikkaus has expanded its range of igaming content through a new partnership with Swedish casino games developer NetEnt. Regions: Europe Nordics Finland Tech & innovation Veikkaus bolsters content offering with NetEnt Topics: Tech & innovation AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 19th June 2019 | By contenteditor Tags: Online Gambling Email Address
New website explores world of charitable bequests 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. She established it because “there’s really nothing else out there which covers these topics in a way accessible to working fundraisers or the public at large.” Its initial focus on the history of charitable bequests is supplemented with a range of historical examples of charitable bequests, including those of Henry Wellcome, Lady Margaret Beaufort, and August Juilliard.“This phase of the site highlights just a few of the countless charitable legacies left by men and women over the centuries, and takes a peek at such topics as freedom of testation, primogeniture, entail, and the origin of the word ‘bequest’, said van Bentum. According to van Bentum, the focus on renowned people was not intentional. It is simply because their stories have been documented over the centuries. “However, over the past 500 years and more,” she added, “in addition to these famous legators, hundreds of thousands of ordinary men and women have exercised their right to make a will and leave a legacy. While undocumented to the same degree as the more legendary examples, the impact of their gifts is immeasurable.”Van Bentum welcomes suggestions of additional historical or current bequests to be added to the site.Funded by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Research Council, this is the third website created by van Bentum for the fundraising sector. She has previously created SeniorsInCyberspace.org and VenturePhilanthropyGuide.org. BequestGuide.org is a new online resource on the world of legacies and charitable bequests, created by Natasha van Bentum, CFRE, Development Director at the Victoria Symphony in Canada.The site is intended as a work-in-progress but already has information on key definitions and the history of charitable bequests.Van Bentum describes it as “a navigational guide to the world of legacies and charitable bequests, designed especially for fundraising practitioners in the field of gift planning as well as allied professionals.” Advertisement Howard Lake | 30 May 2005 | News 31 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
GambiaAfrica Organisation GambiaAfrica Receive email alerts RSF_en Three journalist arrested, two radio stations closed in Gambia News July 23, 2019 Find out more News Follow the news on Gambia January 27, 2020 Find out more News Gambia: former president must stand trial for journalist’s murder August 6, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders wrote today to US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice expressing its “deep concern about the steady disintegration of democracy in Gambia and, in particular, about the unacceptable abuses being endured by its journalists,” already hard hit by the unsolved murder of a leading newspaper editor at the end of 2004.The letter stressed that the climate of hostility has got worse since the still unpunished murder on 16 December 2004 of Deyda Hydara, who was the joint founder and editor of The Point newspaper as well as being the Banjul correspondent of Agence France-Presse and of Reporters Without Borders, and who was regarded as Gambia’s leading journalist. “We would above all like to draw your attention to the disturbing ordeal undergone by Gambia’s journalists in the past week, compounding their grief about Hydara on the first anniversary of his execution-style killing,” the letter said“Acting with contempt and violence, the Gambian government displays behaviour that is unworthy of a would-be democracy,” the letter continued. “President Yahya Jammeh’s hostility towards the independent press is all the more appalling as he enjoys political impunity, despite his outrageous comments in recent years and the many press freedom violations that have taken place in his country. The close ties which the United States maintains with Gambia should not continue to serve as protection for a government that is becoming more repressive by the month.”Reporters Without Borders pointed out in its letter that, together with Hydara’s colleagues and family, it had several times called on the Gambian government to set up an independent commission of enquiry in order to redress the incapacity of the Gambian police and intelligence services to carry out an effective investigation.“Under the indifferent eyes of the international community,” the letter said, “Gambia has set a dangerous example to the African continent since last year. It sends a signal to African democrats and independent journalists that disagreeing with one’s government means risking one’s freedom or even one’s life and that this scandalous situation will elicit no protests from the democracies. We must stress, nonetheless, the courage and steadfastness of Gambia’s journalists, who have always been faithful to the path of dialogue and legality despite the violence they have often suffered.”The Reporters Without Borders letter pointed out that three developments highlighted the Gambian government’s hostility to press freedom during the week of 12 to 16 December.The participants in a conference on press freedom organised by the Gambia Press Union (GPU) on 15-16 December in Banjul in homage to Hydara had planned to go to the scene of the murder on Sankung Sillah Street, in an industrial part of the district of Kanifing, on 16 December in order to mark the end of a year of mourning. However, the delegation found their access to this dirt street blocked at 4 p.m. by a unit of armed anti-riot police, who said they had “received orders to prevent entry into the sector.” When photographer Ramatoulie Charreh of the privately-owned Daily Observer took a photo of the scene, she was beaten unconscious and had to be hospitalised.Previously, Gambian information minister Neneh Macdouall-Gaye had agreed to make a statement at the opening session of the GPU conference on the morning of 15 December, but she never turned up. The only officials who came were a police officer and a member of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA).And by being obstructive, Gambian officials prevented the head of the Reporters Without Borders Africa desk from travelling to Banjul on 12 December to attend the GPU conference. There has been no official explanation for the government’s failure to provide a visa in time, although Reporters Without Borders filed a visa request on 24 November. French citizens requesting a visa to go to Gambia are normally given one within 48 hours. to go further December 19, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Condoleezza Rice asked to intercede after grim week for Gambian journalists Gambia still needs to address challenges to press freedom News
News UpdatesHe Has To Tread A Long Professional Path’ Gujarat HC Accepts Apology From The Advocate Found Smoking During Virtual Hearing [Read Order] Sparsh Upadhyay6 Oct 2020 11:52 PMShare This – xA Gujarat High Court advocate, who was found smoking during the course of Court proceedings via video conferencing and therefore, the Gujarat High Court had imposed a cost of Rs. 10,000 upon him, has submitted the said amount and has tendered an unconditional apology before the court.On Monday (05th October), the Bench of Justice A. S. Supehia noted in its order that the advocate’s apology…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginA Gujarat High Court advocate, who was found smoking during the course of Court proceedings via video conferencing and therefore, the Gujarat High Court had imposed a cost of Rs. 10,000 upon him, has submitted the said amount and has tendered an unconditional apology before the court.On Monday (05th October), the Bench of Justice A. S. Supehia noted in its order that the advocate’s apology was being accepted with no hard feelings or malice. The Bench further remarked,”I only advise him to be mindful of the observations of the Apex Court since he has yet to tread a long professional path.”Notably, the Registrar, Judicial tendered his exhaustive Report dated 04.10.2020. The Bench perused the same. The Report was forwarded to the Bar Council of Gujarat and the Bar Association of High Court of Gujarat for perusal.Significantly, the Bench wished to incorporate few observations of the Supreme Court for the constructive consumption of both the governing bodies.The Bench cited the ruling of the Supreme Court in the case of In Re Vs Vinay Chandra Mishra, reported in 1995(2) SCC 584, wherein it was observed thus:”A lawyer has to be a gentleman first. His most valuable asset is the respect and the goodwill he enjoys among his colleagues and in the Court.”The Bench further cited the ruling of the Apex Court in the case of R.D.Saxena vs Balram Prasad Sharma, 2000 (7) S.C.C. 264, wherein it was observed that,”An advocate shall, if at all times, compose himself in a manner befitting his status as an officer of the Court, a privileged member of the community and a gentleman, bearing in mind that what may be lawful and moral for a person who is not a member of the Bar or for a member of the Bar in his non-professional capacity may still be improper for an advocate.”Lastly, the Bench also cited the ruling of the Apex Court in the case of Devendra BhaiShanker Mehta vs Union of India, 1993 (1) G. L. H. 36, wherein it was observed thus, “To say the least, an advocate enrolled under the Advocate Act, 1961, having a license to represent, the case of litigants is expected to maintain a high standard of morality and unimpeachable sense of legal and ethical propriety.”Further, the Court in the present matter remarked,”Though, I cannot direct both the esteemed organizations to undertake necessary colloquium for its members, but I hope that the afore-noted observations of the Apex Court are conveyed so that such inopportune and regrettable incidents can be avoided. The Apex Court has addressed the lawyer as a gentleman, who has to maintain high standards of morality and unimpeachable sense of legal and ethical propriety.” (emphasis supplied)Thus, the advocate was advised to be mindful of the aforesaid observations of the Supreme Court which lay down the acceptable code of conduct for lawyers.With the aforementioned observations, this Court closed the “undesirable chapter with a hope that such an incident should not occur in future”.It was further clarified that forwarding of the Report of the Registrar, Judicial and the observations of this Court “shall not be in any manner be construed adverse against the advocate Mr.Ajmera.”It may be noted that the Bench of Justice AS Supehia on Thursday (24th September) had observed that the advocates appearing through video, conference are required to maintain “minimum dignified decorum” so that the majesty and dignity of the proceedings as well as the Institution are maintained.In the present case, advocate for the original complainant, Mr JV Ajmera was smoking while sitting in the car.Deprecating such conduct of the advocate, the Court had said,”It was not expected from an advocate to be smoking in the car during the Court proceedings. Such behaviour of the advocate is required to be strictly condemned.”The Court thus directed him to deposit a sum of Rs. 10,000 with the HC Registry, within a week.Inter Alia, there have been incidents where Advocates appear for a virtual court in inappropriate dresses.The Gujarat High Court on Wednesday (23rd September), while taking up a Criminal Misc. Application noticed that applicant-accused No. 1, Ajit Kubhabhai Gohil, who was present before the Court through video conferencing, was spitting openly.Deprecating such conduct of the accused, the Bench of Justice A. S. Supehia had said,”This Court is not inclined to take up the matter today looking to the conduct of the applicant-accused No. 1.”In the month of June, the Supreme Court had accepted the apology of an advocate who had made an appearance before the Court, whilst lying on the bed dressed in a T-shirt, and emphasised on the need to maintain minimum court etiquette during court video hearings.Rajasthan High Court once adjourned a Bail plea on account of inappropriately dressed counsel in a “baniyan” (undervest) during the Video conference hearing.Recently, the Orissa High Court condemned the practice of lawyers arguing cases through VC from inside vehicles, gardens & while eating etc.Furthermore, Calcutta High Court had initiated suo motu contempt action against an advocate-on-record for posting on ‘LinkedIn’ a screenshot of the virtual court hearing of the day when a favourable interim order was passed by the Single Judge while calling for affidavits.It was observed by the Calcutta High Court that taking a screenshot of the virtual court proceedings is akin to clicking a photograph of an actual court proceeding. 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Tagged: COVID-19, ithaca city school district, kari burke, lily talcott, Matt Butler, outbreak ITHACA, N.Y.—The Ithaca City School District is debuting a surveillance COVID-19 testing program on Jan. 4, 2021, designed to detect positive coronavirus cases as early as possible and stem any school-based outbreaks.The new policy falls in line with state requirements for locales that have been deemed Yellow Zones, although ICSD and the surrounding area have not actually been categorized as a yellow outbreak zone by the state and don’t seem likely to be. More details will be available at an information session held later this week.Tests are not mandatory, but the district aims to test 20 percent of every school’s in-person population every two weeks, including students and staff. They will be administering the tests at individual school sites at every school in ICSD each week. The surveillance program will take place on Mondays for students from pre-Kindergarten to fifth grade, and Mondays and Thursdays for students in sixth grade through 12th grade.The district is currently looking to obtain consent from as many parents of students as possible for the testing program. Instead of the nasal pharyngeal swab, which includes taking a sample from far back in the nasal cavity, the district will employ BinaxNOW antigen rapid tests, which are conducted through a swab of the front of the nasal cavity, according to the district’s Coordinator of Health Services and Wellness, Kari Burke.The tests are being provided by New York State, with no charge to the school district. ICSD Deputy Superintendent Lily Talcott said positive tests will be detected within 15 minutes of when they are administered.There will also be a virtual family information session held Wednesday, Dec. 30 at 5:30 p.m., where people can ask questions about the program and its implementation. You can click here to register for the meeting. Your local health and human services news is made possible with support from: Matt Butler Your education news is made possible with support from: Matt Butler is the Education & Public Health Reporter at the Ithaca Voice. He can be reached by email at [email protected] More by Matt Butler As for why the program is being implemented, Talcott said that the district believes it is the best way to support in-person and distance learning, and that the district wants to be able to quarantine or isolate cohorts or classes instead of entire schools, as happened throughout the fall period. Talcott compared closing whole school buildings in reaction to positive COVID-19 tests and resulting quarantines to “performing surgery with a weed-whacker.”“The ICSD will conduct surveillance testing for COVID-19 to allow us to quickly identify asymptomatic students and staff within our communities and begin the isolation process for these individuals,” according to the district’s FAQ page. “It will also allow students and staff within close contact of the positive case to immediately return home, as they may be subject to quarantine by the Tompkins County Health Department (TCHD). All of these efforts will ultimately help our community slow the spread of COVID-19.”Burke said this has proven to be the most effective and expedient way to react to positive COVID-19 tests in schools, while still being able to minimize the number of people who have to quarantine as a result of being determined to be a close contact of someone who did test positive.“We already have (the tests),” Talcott told the ICSD Board of Education last week. “We will be getting thousands more on Jan. 6.”Board President Rob Ainslie clarified that unlike in October, this would not necessarily take the form of an entry testing program, as only 10 percent of students and staff will be tested on the first day, and the program will be ongoing each week. The board also briefly discussed calling the program a “proactive” testing regimen in order to encourage more people to participate, avoiding some of the negative connotations associated with the word “surveillance.”
WhatsApp Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Google+ Donegal Investment Group reports €200,000 drop in revenue The Donegal Investment Group, formerly Donegal Creameries has reported a €200,000 decrease in revenue to €76.2 million for the past 12 months, ending 31st August 2018.Meanwhile, trading profits are said to be marginally ahead of the previous year at €4.7 million with adjusted operating profit decreasing by €700,000 for the year to €4 million.The Donegal Investment Group is reporting a 4% increase in pre-tax profit.However, revenues fell as the company says poor weather resulted in lower than expected yields leading to a reduction in availability of seed potato with volumes then sold lower than planned.Revenue in the produce division dropped €3.8 million to €25.7 million as the company restructured its Brazilian business and discontinued some local growing activities.The company’s food-agri and property division delivered revenue of €50.3 million with its Nomadic yogurt brand and animal feeds.The board says they are satisfied with the group’s trading businesses performance and the return of €45 million in capital to shareholders in May 2018.At the start of the year the Donegal Investment Group received more than €45 million for the sale of their 30% share in Monaghan Mushrooms.Following that return of capital the group had a cash position net of debt of €100,000 at the year end, down from almost €7 million in 2017.http://www.donegaligroup.com/news/announcement-of-results-31-august-2018/ Google+ Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme By News Highland – November 29, 2018 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Previous articleSuccess of DCC’s smoke free playgrounds initiative highlightedNext articleLetterkenny named Ireland’s most enterprising town News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Homepage BannerNews DL Debate – 24/05/21 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest Twitter
Written by Tags: MLS/Real Salt Lake/Soccer June 12, 2018 /Sports News – Local Real Salt Lake Has Extended Break Robert Lovell FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail(Sandy, UT) — Real Salt Lake has an extended break as U.S. Open Cup play rolls on.RSL is currently fifth in the Western Conference with 22 points.They will not return to the pitch until June 23rd when they welcome the San Jose Earthquakes to Rio Tinto Stadium.
April 5, 2021 /Sports News – National Jets trade Darnold to Panthers for picks Written by Official terms of the deal. pic.twitter.com/CgQKltrAwV— New York Jets (@nyjets) April 5, 2021 Beau Lund In a statement, New York general manager Joe Douglas said this was in the best interests of both the team and Darnold. “I want to publicly acknowledge the commitment, dedication, and professionalism Sam displayed while with the Jets. He is a tough-minded, talented football player whose NFL story has not been written yet,” said Jets GM Joe Douglas. “While all these things are true, this move is in the short- and long-term best interests for both this team and him. We thank Sam for all of his work on behalf of this organization and wish him well as he continues his career.”The Jets drafted Darnold with the third pick in the 2018 NFL draft out of the University of Southern California. In his three seasons with the team, he threw for 8,097 yards and 45 touchdowns. He went 13-25 as a starter.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailAl Pereira/Getty ImagesBY: LEIGHTON SCHNEIDER, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) — The New York Jets have traded quarterback Sam Darnold to the Caroina Panthers for a sixth round pick in this year’s NFL draft and a second and fourth round pick next year.