Topics: Sports betting 30th July 2019 | By Daniel O’Boyle Ladbrokes Australia has announced a new partnership with Tasmanian Racing that will see the GVC-owned operator become the exclusive venue and major race day partner of the island state’s horseracing sector until 2022. Ladbrokes announces partnership with Tasmanian Racing Ladbrokes Australia has announced a new partnership with Tasmanian Racing that will see the GVC-owned operator become the exclusive venue and major race day partner of the island state’s horseracing sector until 2022.Under the partnership, which begins August 1, Ladbrokes will gain naming rights to three race tracks, Elwick, Mowbray and Spreyton, which will become Ladbrokes Park Elwick, Ladbrokes Racing Centre Mowbray and Ladbrokes All Weather Spreyton respectively.The company will also gain naming rights to the Tasmanian Summer Thoroughbred Racing Carnival, which includes events such as the Devonport, Hobart and Launceston Cups.“Sponsorship revenue and the level of marketing support offered to clubs across all codes is set to increase significantly thanks to the Ladbrokes deal,” Tasracing chief executive Paul Eriksson said. “The new partnership will assist Tasracing and clubs to continue pursuing growth in race day attendance, club membership, race horse and greyhound ownership and participation in racing.”Ladbrokes Australia chief executive Jason Scott said the move allows his company to develop deeper connections with Australian racing.“Through our existing long-term premier partnerships with the Melbourne Racing Club, Moonee Valley Racing Club and numerous greyhound clubs in NSW, Ladbrokes has developed a proud legacy of supporting the Australian racing industry and its participants,” Scott said. “The chance to partner with greyhounds, harness and thoroughbreds for at least the next three years in the progressive Tasmanian market was simply too good to refuse.“Like Ladbrokes, Tasracing and its clubs have displayed a desire to think outside the square and to innovate and we look forward to partnering with them on their quest for growth. We also look forward to embracing Tasmanian punters and participants ensuring their home-state product is treated with the respect it deserves.”Eriksson said the number of Ladbrokes consumers made the deal a great opportunity for Tasmanian Racing to grow in popularity.“The partnership also allows Tasracing to continue to broaden its promotion of Tasmanian racing to the national market thanks to Ladbrokes extensive customer-base and marketing investment,” he explained. “Ladbrokes will undertake significant promotion of Tasmanian racing to the national market via its customer database, advertising and promotion.” Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: Oceania Australia Sports betting Email Address
Zaven Boyrazian | Monday, 24th May, 2021 | More on: AMGO Enter Your Email Address The Amigo (LSE: AMGO) share price fell by over 30% last week. It’s still higher than at the start of 2021. But, over the last 12 months, it’s down 32%. The firm appeared to be making a comeback after a tough period following rapid rise in complaints during 2019. But now, its comeback is being questioned by investors and creditors with fears of bankruptcy on the rise. So, will the Amigo share price crash to zero? Let’s take a look. 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As a result, it saw a massive surge in complaints made to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), which subsequently sparked an ongoing investigation and brought the company to where it is today.Since this chaos began two years ago, the Amigo share price has fallen by almost 95%.The fear of bankruptcyIn order to satisfy the complaints made against the firm as well as repay its creditors, the management team filed for a Scheme of Arrangement (SoA). This process is often used as a last resort that allows a company to restructure its balance sheet to try and bring it back from the brink of insolvency.But this requires approval from the courts, which is hardly a pain-free process. While Amigo’s creditors overwhelmingly voted in favour of the proposed SoA, the FCA wasn’t swayed. In fact, the regulator objected to the proposal as most customers would only see as little as 5%-10% of any successful compensation claim.The court hearing took place last week, and shares of Amigo were temporarily suspended from trading. While the stock’s suspension has been lifted, investors remain in limbo as the judge has given no verdict yet. If the SoA is approved, the Amigo share price will likely rise as investors regain confidence in the future of the business. However, if the judge rejects the proposal, the management team has said that bankruptcy would be almost certain.What’s next?The situation in which Amigo finds itself adds a significant level of risk to its share price. Will it go to zero? Only time will tell, but it’s entirely possible. And yet, there are some reasons to be optimistic. First and foremost, the management team that caused this mess is long gone. 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Home Indiana Agriculture News Thanksgiving has been Good for Turkey Industry Facebook Twitter SHARE By Andy Eubank – Nov 26, 2015 Brennan on turkeysOne of the ways we celebrate thanksgiving is by having turkey on the table. For many it is a long standing tradition, a tradition that the nation’s turkey producers are very happy about, according to Paul Brennan, Executive Vice President of the Indiana State Poultry Association.“It is a tradition that dates way back and of course the reference is always to the pilgrims, but certainly during World War II President Franklin Roosevelt had established the date of Thanksgiving. I think that really stabilized the holiday, if you will, and tied that certainly very closely with the turkey industry which has done nothing but grow significantly since that time. So it’s obviously been very valuable and important for the industry.”And when it comes to turkey consumption today, there is no need to hold back on the healthy, protein rich holiday tradition.“Turkey is a very healthy product, very high in protein,” Brennan told HAT. “It’s actually one of the least cost products per pound of protein and an extraordinary, inexpensive way to feed your family high quality protein. That’s the hallmark of turkey and turkey production. We grow these birds very large generally and they produce a wonderful, large cut of meat, the turkey breast.”The turkey breast is where consumers will get the most protein according to Brennan.“All of the other meat parts of the turkey are also high in protein but it’s very concentrated in the breast.” Thanksgiving has been Good for Turkey Industry Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleWhy Do We Eat Turkey on Thanksgiving?Next articleMorning Outlook Andy Eubank
German BND Act: A missed opportunity for press freedom May 3, 2017 RSF fears censorship resulting from German law on online hate content News News News to go further GermanyEurope – Central Asia Online freedoms Judicial harassmentEconomic pressureFreedom of expressionInternet March 30, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Follow the news on Germany RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum June 2, 2021 Find out more Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU Organisation News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is concerned about a draft law in Germany that would impose massive fines on social networks that fail to quickly remove content of a “criminal” nature. RSF fears that the proposed law, which has been approved by the cabinet, could lead to excessive content removal and censorship and could set a precedent at the European level. To avoid heavy fines, social networks would be tempted to delete content, possibly a great deal of content, thereby restricting free speech and obstructing freedom of information for users of social networks, which are now one of the main methods of accessing news and information. Under the proposed law, approved by the federal cabinet on 5 April, leading social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube would face fines of up to 50 million euros for failing to remove hate speech or other forms of “criminal” content promptly. The deadline for deleting “criminal” content would be seven days, while the deadline for “manifestly criminal” content would be only 24 hours. The distinction is not clear and would place social networks under a great deal of pressures to take quick decisions or take the consequences. Censor more to pay less “RSF opposes this bill, which would just contribute to the trend to privatize censorship by delegating the duties of judges to commercial online platforms and making them decide where or not content should be deleted, as if the Internet giants can replace independent and impartial courts,” said Elodie Vialle, the head of RSF’s Journalism and Technology desk. RSF therefore fears that this law would lead to excessive censorship, inasmuch as social networks would be tempted to suppress more content in order to pay fewer fines, and this of course is incompatible with the prescriptions of international human rights treaties. RSF is also concerned about the vagueness of the proposed law’s provisions on censorship mechanisms and criteria. Determining whether or not an online post complies with the law requires detailed legal expertise and involves a process that is complex. Bans to including defaming the German state or president In practice, when a user filed a complaint about content, social networks with more than 2 million users in Germany would have to decide very quickly whether it was “criminal” or “manifestly criminal” and therefore whether it needed to be removed and within what deadline.The proposed law refrains from using the terms “fake news” or “hate speech,” and instead refers to Germany’s criminal code, citing a list of 23 crimes that include “defaming the president (…) the state or its symbols,” “inciting hatred” and “training, participating in, recruiting for and supporting a terrorist organization” as grounds for censoring online content. Federal justice minister Heiko Maas said hate speech and fake news pose a grave danger to the democratic discourse in Germany, especially when they go viral. While it is understandable that the government is seeking solutions to these problems, RSF thinks this proposed law is much too broad, affecting not only social networks but also many other interactive sites such as email services (Gmail, ProtonMail and so on) and even cloud storage and file-sharing services such as Dropbox. Stop the legislative process “RSF calls on the German government to stop this legislative process, inasmuch as this law poses a grave threat to freedom of information and expression,” said Christian Mihr, the executive director of RSF Germany. It could also set a precedent at the European level at a time when other countries are considering the possibility of criminalizing hate speech and fake news. In the United Kingdom, a parliamentary report released on 1 May cites the German example and urges the government to adopt a system of graduated penalties, including large fines, for social network that do not act with sufficient speed to remove content inciting hatred. Under a proposed law submitted to the Italian parliament in February, disseminating “false, exaggerated or tendentious” information would be punishable by fines of up to 5,000 euros and even jail terms. In France, a senator has submitted an anti-fake news bill although article 27 of France’s 1881 press law already prohibits the publication of false news. Holding social networks responsible while protecting free speech RSF is aware of the dangers posed by fake news, hate speech and other forms of incitement to violence, especially when their spread and impact is multiplied by social networks whose main aim is to keep each user connected to their platform for as long as possible. Other lines of thought are developing. The idea of making the social networks themselves responsible is not new within the European Union. The European Commission and the Internet giants (Facebook, Google, Twitter and Microsoft) agreed on a joint good conduct code for combatting online hate content in May 2016. It was not however binding. The proposed German law would of course be binding and goes much further, trying to check free speech abuses while at the same time doing nothing to ensure that free speech is protected RSF has always opposed repressive measures that regulate freedom of expression in an overly restrictive and even punitive manner. If the democracies adopt this kind of measure, it would also serve as a pretext for the world’s press freedom predators to gag independent media, encourage self-censorship and impose even more draconian censorship.Germany is ranked 16th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. For more on this subject, read the analysis of the German draft law by the NGO Article 19. Help by sharing this information May 31, 2021 Find out more RSF_en GermanyEurope – Central Asia Online freedoms Judicial harassmentEconomic pressureFreedom of expressionInternet
News Receive email alerts ZimbabweAfrica Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono denied bail Help by sharing this information Reports ZimbabweAfrica Zimbabwean court must free imprisoned journalist who is unwell The authorities in Zimbabwe continue to flout the right to news and information, Reporters Without Borders said today. Compounding a recent ban on opposition access to the state media, parliament has now passed an amendment to the already extremely repressive Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (AIPPA).Proposed by President Mugabe’s right-hand man, information minister Jonathan Moyo, the amendment provides for a sentence of up to two years in prison or a fine for any journalist who tries to work without being accredited with the government’s Media and Information Commission (MIC).”The all-out censorship imposed by the Mugabe regime shows no sign of stopping,” Reporters Without Borders said. “This amendment will facilitate the imprisonment of intractable journalists and is further evidence of the government’s opposition to freedom and democracy.”Accusing Zimbabwe of caring nothing about the commitments it has given to its partners in southern Africa, Reporters Without Borders said, “we once again urgently call on South Africa to demand an explanation from Harare.”Passed with the votes of the ruling Zanu-PF party and condemned by the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), the amendment reinforces the absolute power which the Media and Information Commission now exercises over journalists and the news media. All of the commission’s members are appointed by the government. News RSF_en November 12, 2020 Find out more The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa November 27, 2020 Find out more to go further November 11, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Authorities tighten vice on journalists in amendment to press law News Organisation Follow the news on Zimbabwe September 1, 2020 Find out more
Gardai have arrested three men in Co. Donegal after a bomb was planted under a police officer’s car in Derry.At around 4am this morning the three men were arrested in Killygordon after their car was stopped and seached. The car is now being examined and searches are being carried out in the area where the car was stopped.They are being held on suspicion of terrorism offences.The bomb was discovered in Glenrandel in Eglington village after suspicious activity was reported to police at around 2.45 this morning.The three men are understood to be aged in their late 20s and late 30s. Two of the men are being held in Letterkenny Garda Station, while another man is being held in Milford Garda Station.Speaking earlier PSNI District Commander Mark McEwan said the attack was a “clear attempt to murder police officers”….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/MC-EWAN.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Homepage BannerNews Previous articleGovernment urged to meet with Fullerton family to discuss new collusion evidenceNext articleJudge says appeal by Strabane doctor against conviction for assault on police becoming ‘a circus. admin Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Google+ Pinterest Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApp Facebook Three men arrested in Co Donegal in relation to bomb attempt on police officers car in Derry Twitter By admin – June 18, 2015 WhatsApp
WLS(CHICAGO) — A 28-year-old woman was hit by a train Friday after she accidentally fell onto train tracks, officials said.The woman, who was not identified, was talking on her cellphone when she walked backwards onto the tracks in front of a Blue Line train around 9:25 a.m., according to a Chicago police spokesperson.She was found partially under the train, the spokesperson said.Bystanders who witnessed the incident told emergency responders that the train hit her, according to the Chicago Fire Department. It wasn’t clear exactly, however, how hard she was hit.Officials did not say what the woman’s injuries were, but she was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital for treatment.Her condition was not immediately clear.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Therole and responsibility of the HR policy manager can vary widely betweencompanies and industry sectors, according to organisational size and the kindof legislation governing that sector. Forthis reason, the creation and management of HR policy is not always theresponsibility of one individual. Sometimes it is generated through the work ofindividual managers – people with responsibility for health and safety matters,equality and so on. However,even within this structure there is usually one person whose job it is toensure policies set down for the management of employees are legally andpractically sound. Policies must not contradict or compromise each other,should not be restrictive for line managers and must be communicatedeffectively to the people who need to use them on a day-to-day basis.”HRpolicy managers do differ between organisations,” says Deborah Moon,corporate personnel policy manager at Medway Council in Kent. Moonreports directly to the assistant director of HR, keying into the strategicneeds of the organisation as well as the practical demands of managingemployees. “Therole I have is to lead on the corporate approach to employment matters. Thismeans creating an overall framework and giving a general direction which can beimplemented in each of our HR service areas,” she says.AtTesco, a number of policy managers are employed on a part-time basis in aconsultative role, providing recommendations project by project so seniormanagers can make informed decisions on policy within their department. “Thepolicy manager’s job is to keep abreast of the law and then to makerecommendations over and above that as to what our own policy should be,”says Catherine Glickman, involvement director at Tesco.HRpolicy managers need to be technically proficient in terms of understanding theimplications of employment law, have a good practical understanding of howpeople management works within their organisation and full knowledge of thecommunication techniques available to deliver this information to the linemanagers. Glickmanidentifies three core skills for success in the role: the ability to influencepeople, the ability to “take complex topics and make them simple andpractical for the people who need to work with those issues”, and theability to network. Thisfinal skill means being well connected – both within the organisation and tothe outside world – able to address employment issues before they arise. Inthis way, HR can be proactive in creating policy rather than simply reacting toproblems as they happen.”Alot of the things you do are unseen,” says Moon. “Very often yourwork keeps the organisation out of employment tribunals and that’s not alwaysrecognised. “There’san emphasis on developmental issues such as equality initiatives and so on, butinsufficient recognition for the things you do which stop tribunals fromoccurring.”Thereare no specific qualifications required, but it is clear that policy managersneed a good knowledge of employment law and must have operational experience toappreciate the relationship between policy and practice. Policymanagers may also require specific knowledge and skills according to thecurrent activities of the organisation. Theinitial creation of Medway Council resulted in Deborah Moon concentrating onharmonisation issues, including an extensive programme to restructure pay andconditions.AlisonBorley, HR policy manager at financial services company Marlborough Stirling,has been more involved with international employment policy as the organisationhas grown through a number of acquisitions. “There’sa lot of up-front work to be done which means working with the relevant peoplein the workplace to identify the best way to integrate policies,” shesays. “Ingeneral we try to use as many of our existing policies as possible and tailorthem where appropriate.”Withthe potential to work with managers and employees across all areas of anorganisation, together with the challenging task of bridging the gap betweentheory and best operational practice, HR policy managers can see their nextstep forward to be into HR directorship. “Thereare a number of routes you can take, but it does open the door to a departmenthead role. This role means you absorb a lot of information about employment lawand wider employment issues,” says Borley. AtMarlborough Stirling, for example, Borley has helped introduce new policiesaddressing stress in the workplace – a move inspired to promote a happierworkforce rather than responding to legislative demands.”Itis a good stepping stone if you want to go on to be a head of department,”agrees Moon. “It gives you an in-depth understanding of a large number ofHR areas. “Iknow some people miss the daily interface between managers and staff, which therole doesn’t have, but if you’re aspiring to be a director it helps to give youa good all-round experience.”Borleysays, “I like being able to see the wider picture. It’s interesting tolook at a piece of legislation and see how we can implement it within thecompany. It’s the creation of practical policies which makes the job soenjoyable.”Borleyoriginally worked in Marlborough Stirling’s life, pensions and investmentsectors, having worked for a dedicated employee relations team in anotherfinancial services company. She has a degree in French and Italian and is CIPDqualified. Shebegan her career in a generalist HR role. “You need to have operationalexperience and a broad understanding of the function,” she explains.”You have to appreciate the practicalities of people management and theeffective use of internal communications.”Borleyworks in an HR team of 20, delivering services to 900 staff. Recently theinternal communications function was brought into the HR remit, a move intendedto improve the dissemination of policy information. “Internalcommunications used to come under the marketing department,” she notes. “However,the only material they were dealing with came from us. Effective HR policy is asmuch a matter of good communications as it is creating the policy in the firstplace.” Comments are closed. HR specialisms: HR policy managerOn 30 Oct 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.
Related posts:No related photos. Let me whisper something in your ear – the Government is moving towardssupporting a clear public policy on work. There have been a series of significant public events recently that have ledme to believe this. I attended a lecture at Warwick University held in honourof the legendary chair of Acas, Pat Lowry, who was in the hot seat during morebelligerent times. The speaker, Professor Keith Sisson, outlined the impact ofthe new EU directive on information and consultation and made the business casefor improved communication. Structured discussions with represented groups heldthe key to stimulating management thinking, he said. Importantly, he said thereis a need for a body to advise us how to do this effectively, never mindlegally. The same theme was picked up in London last week when Chancellor GordonBrown, acting “as a warm-up man for Will Hutton”, led the applausefor the relaunch of the Industrial Society as the Work Foundation. The Chancellor, Hutton, Peter Ellwood from Lloyds TSB and Gail Rebuck frompublishers Random House were all singing from the same hymn sheet. Hutton used the phrase “just and creative capitalism”. For me,that is the point in a nutshell. If people feel they are valued, respected andworking in a ‘just’ environment, it is much more likely they will respond to theproductivity challenge that faces us all. The Work Foundation also advocates the creation of a viable institutionalbase to tie these concepts together. Perhaps it could take the shape of aCentre for Work and Productivity. Most European countries have quasi-governmental bodies that feed bestpractice into public policy. Hutton is even calling for a Minister forManagement while most managers are reluctant to see anyone from any ministry.It would encourage the Government to take the direct link between treatment ofstaff and thebottom line more seriously. The third factor prodding the Government towards sponsoring an improvedemployment culture is coming out of the DTI itself. The ministry is searching for a wider role for the Partnership Fund. Insteadof making companies and unions jump through hoops to win a £50,000 partnershipsupport grant, it is going to use the joint work done by the CBI and the TUC –in linking partnership working methods to productivity – and disseminate bestpractice on the matter. Trade and industry secretary Patricia Hewitt hascommitted £20m over the next two years to this. So something is stirring in the Whitehall undergrowth. The challenge tobusiness and unions is: can we respond to this and change the bad work habitsof a lifetime? By John Lloyd, National officer, Amicus Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Time to get rid of the bad work habitsOn 16 Apr 2002 in Personnel Today
The lowest recorded air temperature at the surface of the Earth was a measurement of −89.2°C made at Vostok station, Antarctica, at 0245 UT on 21 July 1983. Here we present the first detailed analysis of this event using meteorological reanalysis fields, in situ observations and satellite imagery. Surface temperatures at Vostok station in winter are highly variable on daily to interannual timescales as a result of the great sensitivity to intrusions of maritime air masses as Rossby wave activity changes around the continent. The record low temperature was measured following a near-linear cooling of over 30 K over a 10 day period from close to mean July temperatures. The event occurred because of five specific conditions that arose: (1) the temperature at the core of the midtropospheric vortex was at a near-record low value; (2) the center of the vortex moved close to the station; (3) an almost circular flow regime persisted around the station for a week resulting in very little warm air advection from lower latitudes; (4) surface wind speeds were low for the location; and (5) no cloud or diamond dust was reported above the station for a week, promoting the loss of heat to space via the emission of longwave radiation. We estimate that should a longer period of isolation occur the surface temperature at Vostok could drop to around −96°C. The higher site of Dome Argus is typically 5–6 K colder than Vostok so has the potential to record an even lower temperature.