Casino & games Email Address GambleAware has agreed a deal for data and analytics specalist ViewIt UK to operate and manage the information system for the National Gambling Treatment Service as part of a wider effort to tackle gambling-related harm in the UK. 4th July 2019 | By contenteditor ViewIt to analyse GambleAware treatment services Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops Slot Machines Regions: UK & Ireland Topics: Casino & games Strategy Slots GambleAware has agreed a deal for data and analytics company ViewIt UK to operate and manage the information system for the National Gambling Treatment Service as part of a wider effort to tackle gambling-related harm in the UK.ViewIt UK will assume responsibility for collating, handling and analysing the data of consumers who either seek or are referred for treatment via services funded by GambleAware, such as the National Gambling Helpline.The information system will produce detailed feedback, which will then be used to analyse the effectiveness of treatment.GambleAware has said that this will help it better understand and monitor the number of people seeking help, as well as the characteristics of individuals in treatment, and the benefits and outcomes for those who access these services.In 2018-19, around 30,000 people received help from the National Gambling Helpline while some 10,000 were given face-to-face treatment.“The capacity to review data across the whole treatment network is vital to the commissioning and delivery of the National Gambling Treatment Service,” GambleAware chief executive, Marc Etches, said.“This development will pave the way for additional improvements for people who use the services and for those who work in it.”Andrew Jones, Yousef Taktak and Michael Donmall, the directors of ViewIt UK, added: “ViewIt UK data management, analysis and visualisation technology will generate vital information that will help GambleAware provide comprehensive treatment and support services across the country for people with Gambling-related problems.”The partnership comes amid wider movement in the UK in terms of heightened efforts to promote responsible gambling.This week, GVC Holdings, bet365, Flutter Entertainment, William Hill and Sky Betting and Gaming followed up plans to increase funding for problem gambling treatment by setting out a plan of action to create a safer gambling environment.The operators have agreed to raise the current voluntary contribution towards funding problem gambling from 0.1% to 1% of gross gambling yield by 2023, boosting their annual contribution to around £60m (€66.9m/$75.5m) by 2023.However, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Jeremy Wright has warned that the government could introduce a mandatory levy if the gambling sector’s voluntary funding plans do not raise enough cash to support both the treatment and prevention of gambling harm.The House of Lords’ Select Committee on the Social and Economic Impact of the Gambling Industry has also published a call for evidence to support its inquiry into problem gambling in the UK.This will focus on issues such as the current state of the industry, developments in gambling habits – in particular online gambling – and the “gamblification” of sport.Image: Max Pixel AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter
Car & General Limited (CGEN.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about Car & General Limited (CGEN.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Car & General Limited (CGEN.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Car & General Limited (CGEN.ke) 2017 annual report.Company ProfileCar & General Limited supplies power generation, automotive, engineering and agricultural equipment in Kenya. The company also imports and markets brands which are global leaders in various markets; including two- and three-wheeler vehicles, tractors, outboard engines, air compressors, laundry equipment and water pumps. Car & General Limited has subsidiary companies in Uganda and Tanzania, and branches in Arusha and Rwanda where it is the master distributor for Cummins (diesel generators, engines and parts). In Tanzania, Car & General manage Kibo Poultry Products Limited which is one of the oldest chicken broiler farms in Africa. It is the master distributor for Cummins diesel generators, engines and parts in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Seychelles, South Sudan and Somalia. The company was established in 1936 in Nakuru, Kenya; its head office and main operations were relocated to Nairobi following the rapid expansion of the business. Car & General Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange
Ariston Holdings Limited (ARIS.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2020 annual report.For more information about Ariston Holdings Limited reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations visit the Ariston Holdings Limited company page on AfricanFinancials.Indicative Share Trading LiquidityThe total indicative share trading liquidity for Ariston Holdings Limited (ARIS.zw) in the past 12 months, as of 3rd June 2021, is US$554.51K (ZWL46.86M). An average of US$46.21K (ZWL3.9M) per month.Ariston Holdings Limited Annual Report DocumentCompany ProfileAriston Holdings Limited is an agricultural enterprise operating in diverse markets that range from tea, macadamia nuts, horticulture and deciduous fruits to fish farming, beef cattle and poultry. Deciduous fruits include bananas, apples and peaches; while staple crops include potatoes, tomatoes, peas, maize and soya beans. Ariston Holdings Limited has a national footprint, with six strategic business units located in the northern and eastern regions of Zimbabwe. Southdown Estates consists of three tea estates with over 1 200 hectares allocated to tea plants, almost 60 hectares to bananas and over 450 hectares to macadamia trees. Claremont Estate concentrates on growing pome and stone fruit, passion fruit and potatoes; while Kent Estate focuses on horticultural crops, poultry and livestock. The company also packages and distributes blended tea for the domestic market. Its headquarters are in Msasa, Harare. Ariston Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange
LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Focus: de Carpentier before an Olympic qualifier (Getty Images)If clarity does not arrive in sevens the dream scenario, he makes clear, would be to take on a gig as a back-rower in 15s, with the US and France of interest if nothing comes in England. He would want guarantees that he could return to the sevens fold in order to prepare meaningfully for possible Olympic selection.Once again de Carpentier reiterates that the current crisis is no one’s fault, and he appreciates why the programme is where it is at the moment. It is just that life decisions must be made eventually.Related: Premiership Rugby agrees salary cap cut“I completely get where the RFU are coming from,” repeats de Carpentier, who is currently living and training on the Isle of Wight. “They are a business at the end of the day. They’ve got to look after themselves and there’s no point paying people just to sit around for a year. But at the same time, this group of players has been around for six, seven years, and we don’t really break the bank with the salary – I know everything’s relative, but in comparison (to others).“The disparity in wages comparing 15s to sevens is massive. Absolutely massive. I think some of our top players could get signed at the drop of a hat in the Premiership because the (sevens) wage bill is so low.“It’s a tough one because in 15s you can speak to other clubs and negotiate with other clubs. Say I’m at Worcester and I’m playing really well, I say ‘Gloucester have offered me X, can you match this?’ And then it drives it up. But with sevens if you’re playing well for England, ‘well done’. You’re doing well but you’re not going to go and sign for Scotland or Wales.” De Carpentier could well hold on with the sevens set-up and a trip to Tokyo is a massive motivator. The global crisis brought on by coronavirus has thrown up a lot of uncertainty, painting unions into corners. Big decisions take time.Whenever the Sevens Series does return, things could be very different anyway – this is a circuit where air travel, switching hotels, eating at buffets and inter-mingling with 15 other teams is simply part of any tournament weekend.In the lead up to the Olympics, fans of Team GB will simply want as many prospects as possible to be healthy, sevens-honed and available for consideration. De Carpentier hopes he is in the running. Richard de Carpentier on the uncertainty facing sevens playersWhile we have provisional restart dates for some 15s leagues, there is pervading uncertainty over any return to World Rugby Sevens Series action. And with decisions yet to be made on the viability of tournaments in London, Paris, Hong Kong and Singapore in coming months, some athletes are weighing up big decisions on their future.England sevens prop Richard de Carpentier’s contract is up this month, after which there is the option of a rolling deal for as long as the Government’s furlough scheme lasts. With no set plans for the return of international sevens and unions holding on to assess that landscape, players like de Carpentier have to consider whether to take up other job options in 15s or hang on until the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2021.This week he put out clips of his recent highlights from the sevens circuit, to show what he is capable of.“I completely get where the RFU are coming from, not being able to say whether we’ve got contracts next year, because why would they contract us?” the ex-Worcester back-row says. “It’s like having a lawnmower for an astroturf pitch – it doesn’t make sense. If there’s nothing to do, if there are no tournaments next year or there’s no return date, I get why the RFU aren’t contracting us.“When World Rugby have made a decision then the RFU can make a call. It’s tough for them but it’s tough for us as well because I can’t put wheels into motion to try to find anywhere properly for next year, being as I want to stay in sevens because of the Olympics. “If I could go and sign somewhere (in 15s), then it might limit my chance of playing sevens, therefore limiting my chance to be selected for the Olympics, which to be honest is the main goal for me.“I’ve got to find something that works around that. But then who knows? And obviously all clubs are in different spots, everyone’s suffering because of the coronavirus. There’s not a lot out there.”At the start of the season, England boss Simon Amor and de Carpentier agreed that this would be 30-year-old’s last season in sevens, with a final hurrah in Tokyo before exploring options in 15s. Moreover, he describes the build-up to the next Olympic Games as like the Last Dance for a group of England players that have been through a lot together on the circuit.However, as it stands, de Carpentier is seriously considering any option he is approached with. De Carpentier adds, pragmatically: “If the Olympics wasn’t on the horizon I would be leaving sevens this year, definitely. But that’s the goal.”Explaining his current thinking, he adds: “We’ve just had a kid. I’ve got a five-month-old baby. So it’s not the best time to be on a rolling contract that can be ended or extended. It is tough and I’m sure there are people in tougher positions, but it’s weighing up how much the Olympics means to you, to try stay around sevens, versus needing a job for next year.“I might try and get 15s gig for six months and then whenever World Rugby decide when sevens comes back then I’d try and get back to the sevens. But it’s a real tough situation to be in – for everyone.” The England forward considers the tough decisions ahead Breaking free: Richard De Carpentier in action at Twickenham. (Getty Images) Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Bath, NC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Knoxville, TN Anglican Communion, Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Director of Music Morristown, NJ Featured Events The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Martinsville, VA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Collierville, TN Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Washington, DC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Tags Rector Tampa, FL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Archbishop of Canterbury, Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Opinion polls show the nation is evenly divided on the issue and Welby says that there is no official Christian or church line on which way to vote. “Voting is a matter for each person’s conscience,” he said.Writing in the Mail on Sunday at the weekend, Welby said that U.K.’s Christian heritage was built on the “glorious principles” of the Beatitudes. “Among those principles are a vision of peace and reconciliation, to being builders of bridges, not barriers,” he said.“The principles Jesus taught and which have so shaped us also include love for the poor, the alien and the stranger. The EU came together in a Europe broken beyond description by war, and has shaped a continent which until recently has contributed to more human flourishing, and more social care, than at any time in European history.”In the article, which was also published on his website, Welby described the decision to be taken by voters in the referendum as “a choice that will change the lives of all of us, and the next generations, both for this country and indirectly for much of Europe.“Sacrifice, generosity, vision beyond self-interest, suffering for others, helping the helpless, these are some of the deeply Christian principles that have shaped us. They are principles that show us at our best, as an example to other countries, as a home of freedom and democracy, as a beacon of hope that shines around a dark world.“They are forward looking virtues. Those who fought in two world wars were not looking back but forward. Those who built the EU after the two wars, in which millions of Europeans had died, looked forward.“The vision for our future cannot be only about ourselves. We are most human when we exist for others.“This referendum seems to me to be so important because it is about our vision of what kind of country we are, for ourselves and for the world.”Welby acknowledged the “very blunt” language of the referendum campaigns, but said that “this is the question of a generation, and merits passionate campaigning.”He continued: “Personally, I have huge respect for politicians on both sides as they seek to put their case, a case in which they genuinely believe, and which they know matters hugely. Apart from anything else those who pray should pray for them all, especially given the strain they face.“There is no official Christian or church line on which way to vote. Voting is a matter for each person’s conscience. Two things are sure. Each of us should turn out and vote if we can. And after the referendum we must come together as one people to make the solution we choose work well.”In a video message released to coincide with the Mail on Sunday article, Welby said: “My prayer is that we make that decision with a sense of generosity and vision of what we can be in the world: a vision based on our history and our past, and a vision that is full of ambition, of self-sacrifice, of being here for others.” Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC EU Referendum Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Featured Jobs & Calls An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Submit a Job Listing Archbishop Welby on U.K.’s referendum on membership in the European Union Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Albany, NY TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Press Release Service By ACNS staffPosted Jun 14, 2016 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing
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Reporters Without Borders condemns manoeuvres orchestrated by members of the regime and media close to the Revolutionary Guards with the aim of intimidating newspapers and journalists.In the latest example, the reformist newspaper Shargh was suspended yesterday, its editor was detained for several hours and one of its cartoonists received a summons. And in a separate development, Ali Akbar Javanfekr, an advisor to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and head of the state-owned news agency Irna, was arrested to begin serving a six-month jail sentence.”Iranian officials are taking advantage of the international situation and the outcry about the video ‘Innocence of Muslims’ to target media and cartoonists in their own country,” Reporters Without Borders said.”Shargh’s suspension is a powerful warning to the news media, while the arrest of the official news agency’s head confirms that media and journalists are still falling victim to in-fighting between the regime’s various clans.”A cartoon of men blindfolding each other in Shargh’s 24 September issue was condemned the next day by media close to the Revolutionary Guards, led by Fars News, which described it as an “insult to war veterans” in a reference to Iran’s war with Iraq from 1980 to 1988.The criticism continued, with more than 120 parliamentarians demanding a “firm reaction” in a joint statement. Yesterday, the Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance, Mohammad Hosseini, convened an emergency meeting of the Commission for Press Authorization and Surveillance, which is attached to his ministry, and announced: “We are for the newspaper’s closure.”Within hours, the newspaper had been closed on the commission’s orders and the case had been transferred to the courts for prosecution.Shargh editor Mehdi Rahmaniyan was summoned, detained and then released on bail of 50 million toman (50,000 euros) pending trial. The person who drew the cartoon, Hadi Hideri – one of the country’s most famous cartoonists and the son of a war veteran – received a judicial summons despite explaining that its aim was to “denounce worldwide ignorance.” Help by sharing this information September 27, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reformist daily closed, state news agency chief jailed IranMiddle East – North Africa News Receive email alerts to go further February 25, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Iran Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists RSF_en Ali Akbar Javanfekr, who heads the Iran press group as well as Irna, was arrested at his office and taken to Tehran’s Evin prison to serve a six months sentence for publishing a supplement about the chador in the daily Iran on 13 August 2011 that sparked an outcry and led to the issue being banned.A Tehran court originally sentenced Javanfekr on 20 November 2011 to a year in prison and a three-year ban on working as a journalist but the sentence was reduced to six months in prison on appeal.Agence France-Presse said the charges on which Javanfekr was convicted were “insulting the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khameni” and “publishing content that violated Islamic values and public decency.” News News March 18, 2021 Find out more After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 News Organisation IranMiddle East – North Africa June 9, 2021 Find out more
Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Facebook By News Highland – January 13, 2012 News Google+ A woman has told a jury she thought she was “going to die” when a man entered her bedroom in a house in County Donegal, and demanded she have sex with him.The woman said on day-two of the Central Criminal Court trial that she vomited when the man entered her room and demanded she take her clothes off.The 38-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to orally raping and sexually assaulting the woman on October 30, 2010.The woman was sharing a house with a number of tenants, including the accused, but said she had never met him before as he had been away when she moved in.The complainant, who was sharing a house with a number of tenants, including the accused, said she had never met him before as he had been away from the house for several months when she moved in.She said he arrived at her bedroom door at around 6pm that evening.She told prosecuting counsel Bernard Condon SC she thought he was joking when he said they were going to have sex, but became afraid as he jumped on her on the bed and put his hands on her shoulders. A struggle ensued and the woman said both of them fell from the bed onto the floor.She said she vomited, and asked him if he was he going to kill her. She claimed he told her he wouldn’t if she was a good girl. Afterwards, she contacted members of her family by mobile phone.Under cross-examination, the woman told Mr Desmond Murphy, SC she did not try to escape from the house because she wanted the accused to be “caught on the spot.”She denied making up the events, as she wanted to escape from the consequences of having consensual sexual activity with the accused.The trial continues before Mr Justice Patrick McCarthy and a jury of five women and seven men. Pinterest HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Pinterest Previous articleMan arrested following major seizure of cannabis in west DonegalNext articleFactory collapse closes Foyle Road from lower deck of Craigavon bridge in Derry News Highland Twitter Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp WhatsApp Watch: The Nine Til Noon Show LIVE Facebook Google+ PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Twitter Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Woman thought she was “going to die” during rape in Donegal house
Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Strabane businesses forced to close following ‘shocking’ incidents Pinterest Google+ By News Highland – September 13, 2018 Twitter WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ AudioHomepage BannerNews Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Investigations are continuing following a number of incidents in Strabane earlier this week during which a man was arrested and a number of offensive weapons seized.Police confirmed that officers were dispatched to the Derry Road area of the town on Monday upon receiving information that violence could ensue due to a fall out among two groups.As a result one man was arrested and an offensive weapon seized, additional weapons were seized later that evening in close proximity to the Chapel on the Derry Road.A number of businesses in the town closed on Monday as a precautionary measure following an incident at Lepers Brae which resulted in minor disorder.Strabane Chamber of Commerce President, Martin Gallen says a meeting is due to take place next week to discuss an action plan to prevent further occurrences:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/mardrffdfddtylong.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Previous articleTwo men charged with drug offencesNext articleWork on Four Lane road into Letterkenny to begin in January News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further
WilliamSherman/iStock(PIERRE, S.D.) — Students in South Dakota can expect to see a new message on their school walls this upcoming school year: the national motto “In God We Trust.”A new bill signed by Gov. Kristi Noem took effect this month, requiring all public schools in the state to display the motto.The display must be located in “a prominent location” in each school, such as the school entryway, cafeteria, or other common areas, according to a summary of the bill. It also must be “easily readable” and not smaller than twelve inches wide by twelve inches high.The style of the display will be left up to the school principal and can range from a mounted plaque to student artwork.The bill also adds that if a lawsuit or complaint is filed against the school as a result of the display, the “attorney general shall provide legal representation at no cost.”Concerns about the bill have already sprung up in the state’s second-largest city, where an official said the school district has heard talk of a legal challenge.“We are a conservative area so [support for the bill is] probably about half and half,” Rapid City Area Schools district spokeswoman Katy Urban told ABC News. “We have a lot of community members who are very supportive of it, but we’ve also had a number of people, staff members included, who are very uncomfortable with it.”In May, a group of students from the district’s Stevens High School proposed to the school board an alternate version of the motto that included the names of Buddha, Yahweh and Allah, as well as the term “spirit,” Urban said. The group noted that the bill seemingly favored Christianity over other religions.“That conversation didn’t go any further,” she said. “The board didn’t have any conversation about alternative versions.”When asked why, Urban said that was a question for the school board.The Rapid City Area Schools district has completed the stenciling of “In God We Trust” on the wall of its 23 public schools. The work cost the district a total of $2,800, according to Urban.President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a law officially declaring “In God We Trust” to the nation’s official motto in 1956. The phrase was then placed on United States coins largely because of the “increased religious sentiment existing during the Civil War,” according to the U.S. Department of the Treasury.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.