Singapore: manufacturing boost

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UK bookies face compensation claims over addict’s bets

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address William Hill and Paddy Power Betfair accused of carrying out insufficient checks on sources of individual’s money wagered in high-street shops 11th December 2018 | By contenteditor UK bookies face compensation claims over addict’s bets Two of the UK’s most prominent bookmakers are facing compensation claims after allegedly failing to block a gambling addict from placing bets with stolen cash at William Hill and Paddy Power high-street shops.The bets were funded by money that the unnamed individual admitted to having stolen from clients while working in Dubai’s property sector.The individual, who was interviewed by police in April, has not been charged after he agreed to help his victims to seek redress from the bookmakers.It was first reported by the Guardian that a total of £650,000 (€721,000/$817,000) was staked by the individual at two William Hill shops over a six-month period, while compensation of £965,000 is being sought from Paddy Power Betfair.In February this year William Hill was hit with a £6.2m fine for allowing customers to deposit funds accumulated through criminal activities, among other failings, while in October Paddy Power Betfair was fined £2.2m by the Gambling Commission for similar issues. William Hill’s fine related to failings between November 2014 and August 2016, while Paddy Power Betfair’s concerned events in 2016, though it is unclear whether either fine covers the matters raised in the complaints.At the heart of the pending claims are allegations that the bookmakers failed to carry out sufficient checks on the sources of the individual’s money.It is alleged that the individual was not formally questioned by William Hill about the source of the funds used for gambling until he had already spent £458,000 over three months. It is claimed that he brought bags full of cash into shops and asked them to be kept behind the counter for safe keeping, and on two occasions he placed bets totalling more than £50,000 on a single day.Bookmakers are obliged to ask about the source of funds when large amounts are staked under the terms of their licence.Law firm Mackrell Turner Garrett, which is handling both of the cases on behalf of the individual’s victims, told iGamingBusiness.com today (December 11) that two people would be represented in the claim against Paddy Power Betfair, with three represented in the claim against William Hill.With the deadline for a voluntary settlement agreement having passed, the next step will be to issue a formal claim against the two bookmakers, which the firm said it expects to do soon. If the cases reach court, they are unlikely to be heard for at least 12 months.Mackrell partner James Atton added that he was “disappointed that the Gambling Commission and Paddy Power Betfair have both failed to engage with my clients”.William Hill, which has taken steps to engage, told iGamingBusiness.com: “We are aware of a number of allegations […] and have been waiting for months for them to be substantiated. We continue to await this information and note he has not been subject to any police investigation or prosecution with regards to the alleged thefts.”A spokesperson for the Association of British Bookmakers, the trade organisation for the UK’s high-street betting shops, told iGamingBusiness.com: “It’s a not a matter for us.”Image: Edward Hands Legal & compliance Tags: OTB and Betting Shops Topics: Legal & compliance Regions: UK & Ireland Subscribe to the iGaming newsletterlast_img read more

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Astoria Investments Limited (ATIL.mu) HY2017 Interim Report

first_imgAstoria Investments Limited (ATIL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Financial sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the half year.For more information about Astoria Investments Limited (ATIL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Astoria Investments Limited (ATIL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Astoria Investments Limited (ATIL.mu)  2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileAstoria Investments Limited is an investment company with permanent capital. The company runs its operations in the United States, Europe, Asia, South Africa and Mauritius. Astoria Investments invests in global equity dominated holdings of primarily direct, high quality listed businesses. The company invests in sectors such as technology, insurance, pharmaceutical, entertainment, financial, consumer products, retail and transportation. Astoria Investments Limited has a primary listing on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius and a secondary listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.last_img read more

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CS Group secures four new clients at launch of Integra fundraising suite

first_imgCS Group secures four new clients at launch of Integra fundraising suite  24 total views,  1 views today 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Technology CS Group has signed up four major charity clients, including Coeliac UK, for the new Integra charity modules since its launch at the Chase 2006 exhibition in February. Integra Fundraising was initially developed in response to requests from existing Integra customers, who wanted an integrated MS SQL based solution that would combine the powerful relationship management functions of CS Group’s Integra solution with tools that would help them manage their fundraising and campaign management activities. The new development includes sophisticated Campaign tracking and analysis, graphical dynamic RFV reporting, true Gift Aid processing and Fast Cash Donations.center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement Howard Lake | 13 August 2006 | Newslast_img read more

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Relationship Fundraising: A Donor-based Approach to the Business of Raising Money (Jossey-Bass Nonprofit and Public Management Series)

first_img  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Relationship Fundraising: A Donor-based Approach to the Business of Raising Money (Jossey-Bass Nonprofit and Public Management Series) Howard Lake | 7 April 2013 | News 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. * Avoid common fundraising errors and pitfalls* Apply the vital ingredients for fundraising success* Build good relationships through marketing* Achieve a greater understanding of their donors* Communicate effectively with donors––using direct mail, the press, television, the telephone, face–to–face contact, and more.* Prepare for the challenges of twenty–first century fundraising [amzn_product_post]Internationally acclaimed fundraising consultant Ken Burnett has completely revised and updated his classic book Relationship Fundraising to offer fundraising professionals an invaluable resource for learning the techniques of effective communication with donors in the twenty–first century. Filled with illustrative case histories, donor profiles, and more than two hundred action points, this groundbreaking book shows fundraisers how to* Implement creative approaches to relationship–building fundraising Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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France anti-labor law: A summer pause, but struggle will resume

first_imgIt didn’t take long to pass the new labor law in France once it came back to the National Assembly from the Senate. As soon as the July 5 session started to consider the bill, Prime Minister Manuel Valls took the floor and declared it passed, using some wrinkles in the French Constitution that allow the government to avoid a vote.Valls expected to lose a vote on the bill itself, but the majority that would have rejected the new labor law didn’t have enough votes to block his move. The law is set to be fully implemented in August, when some enabling regulations are adopted.The coalition of unions leading the opposition to this law, which has organized 11 national demonstrations and one-day strikes since March, had another day of protest on July 5 to mark passage of the law and call for its repeal.The cops did everything in their power to limit participation in the Paris march, from doing body searches of retirees three times to exercising police powers under the current state of emergency to keep named individuals from participating. Still, according to the CGT, the biggest labor confederation, 45,000 protesters came out in Paris and about 100,000 nationwide.At a meeting held in Paris on July 7 that drew 700 people, mainly union and student militants, CGT leader Philippe Martinez said: “We are neither tired nor resigned. Let President [François] Hollande and Prime Minister Valls hear this message well. We are here and now preparing for the end of vacations in September. Confronting this unjust and illegal law, we are not going to slacken: the struggle continues.”(By law, every French worker gets at least 30 days of paid vacation and millions take four weeks in the period between the second week of July and the first week of September.)Martinez thanked all the workers who lost a day’s pay every time they were protesting — were insulted, arrested, accused by the head of the big business association of being terrorists and threatened with having their protests prohibited under the state of emergency. (L’Humanité, July 9)He ended his talk, saying, “A good way of starting our vacations would be skipping the tolls on the autoroutes.” (Force Ouvrière, July 8)Jean-Claude Mailly, the head of the Force Ouvrière (FO) union confederation, was quoted in L’Humanité as saying: “My comrades, I’m asking you to welcome government ministers as they should be received when they make their vacation visits. This law must be the chewing gum that sticks to their shoes in the weeks and months to come.”The so-called Socialist Party (PS), which is currently running the French state for the French bourgeoisie, has lost popular support. Polls show that its favorable ratings are in the low teens. The PS claimed it was calling off its summer mass meeting because of the threat of violence, but most French militants said the real reason was that nobody wanted to come. Someone, probably angry workers, replaced the “Parti Socialiste” signs on 30 of the PS’s local offices with “Pourris Salauds” (rotten pigs) during the night.The workers of France, who are determined to enjoy their hard-earned vacations won by historic struggles, are equally determined to come back stronger to struggle in the fall. They intend to defeat the austerity that aims to make them work more to earn less, and to reject the job insecurity that their bourgeoisie and its European class allies — who are also competitors — intend to put on their backs.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Poison Hemlock is a Manageable Menace

first_img SHARE By Andy Eubank – Jun 26, 2014 Poison Hemlock is a Manageable Menace Facebook Twitter Previous articleIndiana Ag Law Group Offers Big Data SeminarNext articleHouse Ag Subcommittee Holds Farm Credit Hearing Andy Eubank Home Indiana Agriculture News Poison Hemlock is a Manageable Menace SHARE Facebook Twitter Poison hemlock is a problem for both livestock and row-crop producers, but can be eliminated without causing damage if identified in its first year of growth, a Purdue Extension weed scientist says.Poison hemlock, aptly named for its toxicity to livestock, can also wind up in corn and soybean fields where it competes with the cash crop for resources, such as soil nutrients and water.“It poses the risk of livestock poisoning or death if it is ingested by animals,” Travis Legleiter said. “When present in high amounts along fence rows, it has also been known to creep into corn and soybean fields in the state.”Legleiter said there are a few ways to identify poison hemlock and distinguish it from two other plants it closely resembles: Queen Anne’s lace and wild carrot. Poison hemlock can be spotted by its finely divided, triangle-shaped leaves and small, white flowers that grow in an umbrella shape and don’t bloom until the weed’s second year of growth. It differs from the other two weeds in that it displays purple splotches on its stem and lacks dense hairs.Poison hemlock is usually found in areas of perennial crops such as pasture, fencerows and roadsides. Though it has been around for a while, the weed’s prevalence on roadsides has recently been increasing.In order to effectively manage poison hemlock, Legleiter said farmers need to identify it in its first year of growth when it is a low-growing rosette with green leaves and no flowers. While the weed is often not noticed in its first year, that’s the time when the plant is most susceptible to herbicides.Legleiter said herbicides most effective in managing poison hemlock are those containing triclopyr or 2,4-D as active ingredients.More detailed information about poison hemlock, including pictures, can be found in a Purdue Extension article titled “Poison Hemlock – The Toxic Parsnip.”Source: Purdue Ag Communicationslast_img read more

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Growth Energy praises introduction of Clean Energy for America Act

first_img SHARE Home Energy Growth Energy praises introduction of Clean Energy for America Act Growth Energy praises introduction of Clean Energy for America Act Emily SkorGrowth Energy CEO Emily Skor released the following statement on the reintroduction of the Clean Energy for America Act by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR). The legislation would consolidate and extend tax incentives for renewable fuels.“We thank Sen. Wyden for his efforts to provide long-term tax certainty to advanced and cellulosic biofuels,” Skor said.“Corn ethanol reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 43 percent, and under this legislation, credits are based on greenhouse gas reductions and are technology neutral. The bill also recognizes increased payments for improved emissions reductions and has a less complicated formula that does not discriminate against ethanol fuels.“Ethanol is an advanced biofuel that Americans use every day, and it is moving our nation forward. Policies like those proposed in this legislation will pave the way for the continued growth of this clean-burning, environmentally friendly biofuel.” Previous articleHAT Friday Morning Edition 5/5/2017Next articlePerdue Planning First Farm Policy Speech Gary Truitt SHARE Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – May 5, 2017 Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Indian news channel suspended for 24 hours over terrorism coverage

first_imgNews Reporters Without Borders today condemned an order by the Indian government suspending the news channel NDTV for 24 hours over its coverage of an attack on a military base in January. The press freedom organization called on the authorities to stop using national security as a pretext for silencing the media. RSF demands release of detained Indian journalist Siddique Kappan, hospitalised with Covid-19 Organisation to go further Help by sharing this information IndiaAsia – Pacific Media independence Judicial harassmentFreedom of expression India: RSF denounces “systemic repression” of Manipur’s media News Receive email alerts Since June, the Indian government has had the power to issue closure orders of up to 30 days without authorization by a judge. NDTV has been ordered off the air for 24 hours from midnight on 9 November. The order was issued by the inter-ministerial committee of the ministry of information and broadcasting, which said the channel disclosed “strategically-sensitive details” about the Pathankot air force base when it was attacked by terrorists suspected to be from Pakistan. The order, published two days ago, said the channel’s report included details of fighter aircraft, munitions stores, rocket-launchers, mortars, helicopters and fuel tanks which was likely to be used by the terrorists themselves or their handlers and “had the potential to cause massive harm not only to the national security, but also to lives of civilians and defence personnel.” Seven Indian soldiers were killed in the attack. The committee also said the channel had breached the code that bans live coverage of anti-terrorist operations by security forces. “This penalty is a deterrent not only to the channel, but also to all news organizations whose editorial line may not meet the authorities’ approval,” said Benjamin Ismäil, head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “By forcing the channel to suspend programmes temporarily, the government knows that it is inflicting a financial penalty without requiring the payment of a fine. At the same time, it is making the public aware of the punishment.” “The response is disproportionate and we call for the penalty to be cancelled. The closure of a news organization, even temporarily, should be not be imposed by anyone other than a judge, at the risk of compromising freedom of the press as guaranteed under the Indian constitution. The 1994 regulations relating to cable operators must be reformed.” NDTV responded the same day, asserting that its coverage of the incident was similar to that of other news outlets and condemned the fact that it was singled out for punishment. Television channels have previously been ordered off the air by the Indian government but this was the first time that a temporary suspension had been imposed under the rules on the coverage of terrorism, which have been in effect since last year.India is ranked 133rd in the World Press Freedom Index compiled by RSF. March 3, 2021 Find out more News In rural India, journalists face choice between covering pandemic and survival November 7, 2016 – Updated on August 23, 2019 Indian news channel suspended for 24 hours over terrorism coverage News June 10, 2021 Find out more April 27, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Follow the news on India IndiaAsia – Pacific Media independence Judicial harassmentFreedom of expression last_img read more

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Call for firm action from government in face of police negligence and misconduct in Dink case

first_imgNews TurkeyEurope – Central Asia April 28, 2021 Find out more Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law Organisation News While eight people have been charged in the 19 January murder of Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink, the negligence of the authorities in this case and the sympathy for the murderer displayed by police in a video made public last week call for sanctions and measures to protect journalists in Turkey, Reporters Without Borders said today.“As the murder investigation continues, recent developments have made it absolutely necessary that the Turkish authorities actively combat the ultra-nationalist groups, including those within the security forces, whose very existence threatens the safety of journalists,” the press freedom organisation said.”“The video of policemen posing beside Dink’s confessed murderer, Ogün Samast, is a scandal,” Reporters Without Borders added. “The apparent negligence of the police as regards information received more than a year ago about a plot against Dink is also shocking. The government must punish those responsible as a matter of urgency.”On 1 February, the privately-owned TV station TGRT broadcast footage showing Samast on the night of 20 January shortly after his arrest in the northeastern port city of Samsun. He is seen holding a Turkish flag posing for souvenir photos with police officers in the local police station. A quotation of Mustapha Kemal Atatürk can be seen on a calendar in the background: “The soil of the motherland is sacred. It cannot be abandoned to its fate.”The video has triggered an outcry in the Turkish press. The newspaper Radikal said it clearly showed the mentality that led to Dink’s murder, adding that all that was missing was for someone to “come and kiss the murderer’s forehead.” Radikal editor Ismat Berkan said: “This video proves that the murderer and his accomplices are not alone and that the support they enjoy has penetrated all levels of the state.”The tabloid newspaper Sabah’s headline was “Shoulder to shoulder with the murderer,” while the daily Vatan said the video was “as serious as the murder itself.”Samsun prosecutor Ahmet Gökçinar announced that an investigation has been ordered into the incident while the interior ministry said that eight police officers have already been relieved of their duties. But the high command of the Turkish armed forces reacted by withdrawing TGRT’s press accreditation.The video has fueled the already fierce criticism of the police, who are accused of failing to protect Dink although he had reported in the newspaper he edited, the bilingual Turkish-Armenian weekly Agos, that he had been receiving threats and hate e-mail. On 30 January, several newspapers reported the allegations made by a police informer, Erhan Tuncel, who has been arrested as part of the investigation. Tuncel is said to have told the police in the northeastern city of Trabzon (Samast’s home town) in February 2006 of plans to murder Dink, identifying Yasin Hayal (one of those now charged along with Samast) as the potential murderer. The police did reportedly begin to check out the claim but did not pursue it.Aside from Tuncel, Hayal and Samast himself, the youth who gunned down Dink outside the offices of his Istanbul-based newspaper, the other people charged with Dink’s murder are Ahmet Iskender, Ersin Yolcu, Zeynel Abidin Yavuz and Tuncay Uzundal.A well-known journalist and one who was respected by his colleagues, Dink had been the target of several prosecutions over his views on the massacres of Armenians from 1915 to 1917. In 2005, he received six-month suspended sentence for “humiliating Turkish identity.” He was prosecuted again in September 2006 over an interview he gave to Reuters in which he referred to the massacres in Anatolia during the First World War as “genocide.” He had been facing a possible three-year prison sentence. Dink had been due to appear before Istanbul courts on 22 March and 18 April.watch the video News Help by sharing this information News Follow the news on Turkey RSF_en to go further Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit February 6, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Call for firm action from government in face of police negligence and misconduct in Dink case TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Receive email alerts The negligence of the authorities prior to the 19 January murder of Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink and the sympathy for the murderer displayed by police in a video made public last week call for sanctions and measures to protect journalists in Turkey, Reporters Without Borders says. April 2, 2021 Find out more April 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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