NIGA on opportunities in Indian Country

first_imgIn this exclusive keynote interview, its chairman Ernie Stevens speaks to Ewa Bakun about the future of the market.   ICE365 Content Series He discusses the ongoing threat posed by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, and how NIGA is working to ensure tribal gaming continues to grow and support communities.   Email Address Regions: US Chairman Stevens also discusses the evolving political climate in the US, and what the Biden administration means for his sector, as well as looking further afield to discuss how Indian gaming operators are looking for in partnering international businesses.  Topics: Casino & games ICE365 Content Series Tribal gamingcenter_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 23rd April 2021 | By contenteditor NIGA on opportunities in Indian Country Tags: National Indian Gaming Associationlast_img read more

E.A. Cables Limited (CABL.ke) 2013 Abridged Report

first_imgE.A. Cables Limited (CABL.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2013 abridged results.For more information about E.A. Cables Limited (CABL.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the E.A. Cables Limited (CABL.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: E.A. Cables Limited (CABL.ke)  2013 abridged results.Company ProfileEast Africa Cables Limited manufactures electrical cables and conductors in Kenya and sells its products through retail outlets in East and Central Africa. The company produces utility cables which include aluminium overhead conductors for aerial transmission lines and service drop cables for secondary overhead transmission; feeders to residential homes; cables for power and lighting circuits; home electrical appliances; and armoured and non-armoured cables for electricity distribution. East Africa Cables also provides automotive cables for electrical harnesses, battery cables and ignition cables. Telecommunications and data cables sold by the company include structured cabling systems, LAN cables, fiber optic cables, aerial bundled cables, XLPE insulation products and halogen-free fire-retardant cables. East African Cables Limited is a subsidiary of Cable Holdings (Kenya) Limited and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. East Africa Cables Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Celebrities step up for Tower Race to give youth a chance

first_img  55 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis An intriguing mix of celebrities, chefs, athletes and senior executives will be lacing up their trainers to take part in a unique charity challenge next Wednesday 17th June to help disadvantaged young people into work.Celebrities including former England footballer Graeme Le Saux, hotelier Sir Rocco Forte, chef Michel Roux junior and several of Sky One’s Gladiators are set to run the Mayfair Park and Tower Race – a 4.5 km sprint around the Serpentine Lake in Hyde Park followed by a gruelling tower run up 28 floors to the top of the London Hilton on Park Lane.The goal of the event is to raise £30,000 for a new charity apprenticeship programme called Galvin’s Chance which will offer a series of apprenticeships in some of London’s finest hotels. The project has been initiated by Hilton in the Community Foundation – Hilton’s charitable arm which has a focus on helping disadvantaged young people – and the Galvin at Windows restaurant, the finish point for the race. Advertisement Tagged with: Celebrity Events Celebrities step up for Tower Race to give youth a chance Howard Lake | 11 June 2009 | Newscenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Speaking at the launch, Graeme Le Saux said: “There are thousands of young people across London who can only dream of working in a place like Galvin at Windows – our aim with this fundraising event is to make that dream more of a reality for a handful of lucky youths.”Galvin’s Chance will provide an opportunity to disadvantaged young people in London between the ages of 18-24. The pilot programme will be delivered in partnership with Springboard Charity Trust, which specialises in helping young unemployed and disadvantaged people improve their prospects – through developing skills and finding sustainable jobs in the hospitality, leisure travel and tourism industries. The Mayfair Times is also co-organising the race and is the official media partner for Galvin’s Chance. The programme will include industry leading training towards a ‘front of house’ hotel career – one which requires dedication, ambition and enthusiasm.By working with other key partners such as the Solve This Ongoing Problem (STOP) campaign and The Emmanuel Youth Project, Galvin’s Chance will engage with young people through a youth worker referral process. Once the initial group of 20 young people has been found they will start an introductory training programme in August run by Springboard and tailored to equip them with all the skills they need to succeed. They will then have the opportunity to be placed as apprentices at a series of top-end establishments around London in September, including Galvin at Windows at the London Hilton on Park Lane.All participants will also engage in training at Westminster Kingsway College as part of the programme. The Apprenticeship will take up to 12 months to complete and the college courses should lead to an NVQ Level 2.Simon Sheehan, Director Hilton in the Community Foundation said: “The race will be fun, but the intent is serious. Galvin’s Chance is there to help real people, who might have not had every opportunity, to change their lives. We hope it will grow over the years and make a real difference.”Other famous faces already signed up for the race include athletes Iwan Thomas and Jo Fenn (nee Mersh) and youth campaigner Alex Rose. More information can be found athttp://mayfairparkandtowerrace.com 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.last_img read more

Harlan County, Ky., coal miners up in arms again

first_imgCoal miners are up in arms again. This time they are not unionized, but they are taking on the sixth-largest coal company in the U.S., and the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) is helping them out. (@MineWorkers)The miners demand payment for lost wages from a bankrupt coal company, Blackjewel LLC. The company was supposed to post a bond with the state of Kentucky guaranteeing workers’ wages without penalty, but failed to do so. Not only have the miners lost wages, but for several months Blackjewel paid no deposits into their 401(k) retirement accounts. (thinkprogress.org)Miners block railroad tracks leading out of Blackjewel mineTypical of many unorganized workers rising up these days — Amazon workers, Lyft and Uber drivers, fast food and Walmart workers demanding an end to sexual harassment and a $15 minimum wage — these mineworkers are taking their fight to a new level; they are using social media to gain recognition and support.On the first day of their work action, July 29, five miners using Twitter and Facebook organized themselves to block a coal train leaving a Blackjewel mine near the town of Cumberland, Ky. Standing on the tracks as a locomotive pulling a long train of filled-to-overflowing coal gondolas bore down on them, they held a sign made from a pizza box: “No Pay We Stay.” The miners intended to hold the train hostage until they were paid the wages they were owed. (wfpl.org)Blackjewel and CSX railroad called the police, who told the miners to leave. The miners left — moving down the track, but not off it. They tweeted for reinforcements, and nine more miners came. Again, the police told them to leave. They moved farther down the tracks and reached out again. This time dozens more miners, family members and friends came, eventually numbering hundreds, with more arriving by the hour. The police could do nothing. As of Aug. 5, the miners now have a large and growing encampment on and alongside the train tracks. They have tents, food distribution and portable toilets. They play games like cornhole, played by pitching bean bags, horseshoes and cards. Besides socializing, they tweet and post to Facebook and other social media 24/7. (courier-journal.com)Former Blackjewel miner Shane Smith told WFPL radio in Louisville, “If they can move that train, they can get us our money.” Mineworker Bobby Sexton said, “It’s a little bit of a good feeling of accomplishment [to hold the train], but we still ain’t done. We’re gonna stay here until we get some answers.”The miners are demanding the bankruptcy court order the company to pay them wages for the coal that Blackjewel stockpiled and tried to move off the mine property for sale on the global market. Further, the miners say they have first dibs on the money to be made from the sale of that coal — because their last paychecks bounced, costing them thousands in overdrafts and bank fees. Blackjewel had drawn down the funds in its payroll bank account to $0, making the last checks they paid the workers no good. Meanwhile, the bankruptcy court judge allowed the company $8 million in cash withdrawals from other company funds. (wpfl.org)WYMT, another eastern Kentucky news outlet, has reported that Blackjewel was sold Aug. 3 for $59 million. In all, 1,100 mineworkers in Kentucky, West Virginia and Virginia are owed $11 million in back wages, in addition to the money Blackjewel stole by failing to make 401(k) deposits. The miners have set up a Blackjewel Bankruptcy Victims GoFundMe (tinyurl.com/y4obclgy), asking for contributions to help with their Cumberland encampment and for emergency funds for miners’ families.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Guinea: Reporter beaten up by President Alpha Condé’s bodyguards

first_img Help by sharing this information News Violence Violence June 30, 2016 Guinea: Reporter beaten up by President Alpha Condé’s bodyguards RSF_en center_img Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns journalist Abdoul Malick Diallo’s severe beating on 25 June by members of the presidential guard and calls for the punishment of those responsible. Organisation Diallo, who works for the weekly Le Populaire and the news website Aminata, was beaten repeatedly, first at the headquarters of RPG-Arc-en-Ciel, the ruling political party that President Alpha Condé continues to lead, and then at presidential guard headquarters, located inside the presidential palace. “Such acts of arbitrary violence against journalists are absolutely unacceptable, especially when they go unpunished, as they often do.” RSF said.“We call on the authorities to identify and punish the presidential guard members responsible for this attack.” Diallo went to the ruling party’s headquarter to cover its weekly general assembly and was stopped by a member of the presidential guard, a military unit known as the “Red Berets,” when he took a photo in the yard as President Condé was leaving. After first asking him to delete the photo, the soldier demanded the memory card and finally seized the camera. Condé’s presence at the meeting was problematic because article 38 of the constitution prohibits the president from participating in political party activities. It was at this point that several presidential guardsmen began beating Diallo and tearing his clothes. Then they threw him into a military vehicle, drove him to presidential guard headquarters and beat him even more severely there. They also insulted him in various ways including by means of derogatory references to his ethnicity. Guinea’s media associations told RSF they are outraged by the repeated violence against journalists and by what they consider to be President Condé’s repeated violations of the constitution. Diallo and his newspaper plan to file a complaint about the beating in the next few days. Journalists can pay dearly for criticism of the president. A court in Kankan (the capital of Haute Guinée province), located 650 km east of Conakry, fined Radio Milo FM journalist Malick Bouya Kébé 1 million Guinean francs (100 euros) on 22 June on a charge of “complicity in insulting the president.” Kébé, who was not defended by a lawyer, was accused of failing to turn off the microphone when a guest began criticizing the speech that President Condé gave at a political rally in Conakry on 28 May. The speech was discussed on virtually all of the country’s privately-owned radio stations but it was only in Kankan, the ruling party’s stronghold, that a court took it upon itself to hold a trial over an on-the-air comment. Guinea is ranked 108th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. President Alpha Condé last_img read more

Media affiliated to Future Movement back at work after five-day stoppage

first_imgNews Organisation Follow the news on Lebanon News January 14, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information LebanonMiddle East – North Africa News News Reporters Without Borders welcomed the resumption of broadcasting yesterday by Future TV and Future News and Radio Orient, and the reappearance today of the daily al-Mustakbal – four media owned by Future Movement leader, Saâd Hariri, which were silenced for five days by Hezbollah. LebanonMiddle East – North Africa to go furthercenter_img February 4, 2021 Find out more Lebanese journalist found shot dead in car Future TV and satellite news channel Future News, as well as Radio Orient were back on air yesterday from 4.30pm. The daily al-Mustakbal appeared again the following day, all at new premises, in the Sin el-fil district of Beirut. Director of news, Imad Assi, confirmed the resumption to Reporters Without Borders, adding, “We don’t have the same technical capacity in these premises, but we are determined that our voice should be heard again.”Presenter Najat Sharafeddin said the harassment from Hezbollah would undoubtedly have a harmful effect on the working climate for Lebanon’s journalists.“While we are pleased that these four media have reopened, this does not change the fact that the actions of Hezbollah are unacceptable,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “The party, which trumpeted its commitment to press freedom when its TV station al-Manar was banned from broadcasting on the Eutelsat, is threatening the gains of the Lebanese press which until now has enjoyed a freedom unequalled in the region”. RSF_en November 11, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts May 14, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Media affiliated to Future Movement back at work after five-day stoppage Lebanon : Violence against reporters becoming more frequent in Lebanon Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” Elsewhere, journalists unions reported that several of their members had been attacked on the fringe of clashes between Hezbollah militants and government supporters.On the same subject:9.05.2008 – Hezbollah threats force rival party’s news media to closelast_img read more

GOOD NEWS: Odessa organization receives ‘Best Family Program’ award

first_img Facebook Local News GOOD NEWS: Odessa organization receives ‘Best Family Program’ award By admin – May 2, 2018 WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Loved Ones of Prisoners (LOOPS), based in Odessa, received the “Best Family Program” award during the Governor’s 2018 Criminal Justice Volunteer Service Award program on April 20.The award was presented by Texas Board of Criminal Justice Chairman Dale Wainwright and TDCJ Executive Director Bryan Collier during a ceremony held in Austin.“Each of these award recipients has given countless hours of volunteer service within the TDCJ and we are extremely grateful for their efforts,” Collier said. “They help to make a profound impact on the lives of thousands of offenders and, in doing so, make Texas safer. They are truly everyday heroes.”Wainwright said, “These award recipients are giving of their time and gifts to help build better communities throughout Texas. We are extremely thankful for the volunteers we recognize with these awards. They selflessly serve others out of a sense of responsibility to their fellow Texans and to the offenders.”LOOPS is a non-denominational, nonprofit religious organization dedicated to the support and restoration of prisoners and their families through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The organization specializes in re-entry services to ex-offenders and families of current offenders. On Thursday nights at the Life Change Baptist Church in Odessa, newly-released clients are assisted in finding a church home. LOOPS also assists their clients in finding employment opportunities, vocational training, transportation and housing, among other needs. The programs strive to prevent a newly-released client from returning to their old life after being released.LOOPS is one of 7 organizations and 14 individuals from across the state recognized for their efforts to help inmates and those who are on parole or probation. They donate many hours of their personal time every year with the goal of changing the lives of convicted offenders, and aiding and comforting their victims.In FY2017, there were 23,288 volunteers who provided a total of 395,207 volunteer hours. ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ Pinterest OC employee of the year always learning Previous articleTEXAS VIEW: Economic development encompasses three major areasNext articleGOOD NEWS: University of Mobile awards Odessans admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Pinterest 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School Twitter Smoked Bacon Wrapped French Vidalia OnionFoolproof Roasted Pork TenderloinTexas Fried ChickenPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Home Local News GOOD NEWS: Odessa organization receives ‘Best Family Program’ awardlast_img read more

Delhi High Court Stays Order Of Rs. 96 lakh Penalty Imposed By Financial Intelligence Unit To PAYPAL, Notice Issued To RBI

News UpdatesDelhi High Court Stays Order Of Rs. 96 lakh Penalty Imposed By Financial Intelligence Unit To PAYPAL, Notice Issued To RBI Shreya Agarwal12 Jan 2021 9:27 PMShare This – xDirecting PayPal to maintain a record of all its transactions, Delhi High Court on Tuesday granted stay on a plea by the payment gateway challenging the imposition of Rs. 96 lakh as penalty on it, for alleged violation of India’s money laundering law. The relief is subject to the deposit of Rs. 96 lakh bank guarantee by PayPal before the court within a period of 2 weeks.Justice…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?LoginDirecting PayPal to maintain a record of all its transactions,  Delhi High Court on Tuesday granted stay on a plea by the payment gateway challenging the imposition of Rs. 96 lakh as penalty on it, for alleged violation of India’s money laundering law. The relief is subject to the deposit of Rs. 96 lakh bank guarantee by PayPal before the court within a period of 2 weeks.Justice Pratibha Singh issued notice on the plea by PayPal and and directed the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) to file its response on the matter by Feb 26. RBI has also been added as a party in the case.The plea concerns itself with issues regarding the inclusion of PayPal as a reporting agency under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, and directs RBI and the Finance Ministry to take a policy decision on the issue after the deliberation over the same by a committee of its representatives.PayPal has argued that as a payment intermediary it has been wrongly included within the definition of a reporting entity by FIU, and that such inclusion is against the spirit and letter of the existing provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). It has been submitted that PayPal’s inclusion as a reporting agency under the PMLA is only possible through an amendment of the law by the legislature.The regulation and supervision of payment systems in India is governed by the Payment and Settlement Systems (PSS) Act, 2007, however, PayPal has not been treated as a payment system operator under the PSS Act by the RBI.A plea against the operations of PayPal was also filed last year, by one Abhjiit Mishra before the Delhi High Court, alleging that the operations of PayPal as a payment system in India is against Section 4(1) of the PSS Act, 2007.Section 4(1) of the PSS Act, 2007, provides that “no person other than the Reserve Bank shall commence or operate a payment system except under and in accordance with an authorization issued by the Reserve Bank under the provisions of the Act.”Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story read more

Föhn winds on South Georgia and their impacts on regional climate

first_imgAverage summer temperatures over South Georgia have risen by 1°C along with an increase in the rate of glacial retreat since the 1920s. Glaciers on the northeast of the island are retreating faster than those on the southwest side. These asymmetrical changes are thought to be linked with the föhn effect. To explore the link between föhn and the climate of South Georgia, we show results from a climatological analysis using Automatic Weather Station observations and high-resolution simulations of föhn events with the Weather Research and Forecasting model. We find that föhn events significantly contribute to the asymmetry of South Georgia’s regional climate.last_img read more

Property Ombudsman Christopher Hamer to step down

first_imgThe Property Ombudsman (TPO), Christopher Hamer, is to step down later this year, it has been announced.He will be leaving office on 30th November 2015 after completing the maximum nine years that he is allowed to serve as Ombudsman.Mr Hamer (left) said, “I have been in the post for many years, have enjoyed it immensely and found working with all the various stakeholder organisations and individuals most rewarding. I don’t have any particular plans at this stage post 30th November but I do hope that in some way I will be able to contribute to developments in the property sector. I hope the next Property Ombudsman finds it as enjoyable and rewarding as I did and I would like to wish them the best of luck.”The independent TPO Council together with the TPO Board Chairman, Bill McClintock (right), have already begun the search to fill the position.Mr McClintock said, “Christopher has been a highly effective Ombudman during a time when the scheme has expanded enormously. Both those working with him and in the industry will miss him greatly.”Meanwhile, Malcolm Cannon, the Chief Executive of lettings agency at Braemore, has been appointed to the board of the recently created The Property Ombudsman (TPO) Scotlandto represent member companies north of the border.TPO Scotland is an independent scheme and has been launched to ensure industry best practice through its new and approved Codes of Practice. Members of TPO Scotland must adhere to the Codes, while their customers have access to a robust dispute resolution process if things go wrong.Having already attracted more than 500 estate agencies and lettings firms as members since launching in on 1st March 2015, Mr Cannon now wants to do more to help encourage people to seek out TPO Scotland agencies.He said, “It is imperative that good lettings businesses, providing high quality and reliable customer service, are not damaged by the rogue agents and non-compliant landlords acting at the edges of acceptable practice and it is equally important that members of the public are made aware of what standards they can expect.”Christopher Hamer, Ombudsman, added: “Malcolm’s drive and determination to promote best practice and responsible estate and lettings agencies makes him a very welcome member of our board. The property market is changing and it is vital that the Ombudsman scheme stays relevant and in touch with the agents at the coalface of the sector. Malcolm’s insights will be important as we move forward with new legislation on the near horizon.”Christopher Hamer The Property Ombudsman TPO 2015-05-13The Negotiator Related articles QC tasked with investigating audit scandal at RICS14th April 2021 Qualifications battle kicks off as agents begin preparing for RoPA19th March 2021 Estate agents ‘expecting another Stamp Duty surge’, reports RICS11th March 2021What’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Home » News » Associations & Bodies » Property Ombudsman Christopher Hamer to step down Property Ombudsman Christopher Hamer to step down13th May 20150617 Viewslast_img read more