Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Public petition aims to overturn Rheinland-Pfalz gaming hall measures Regions: Europe Central and Eastern Europe Germany In addition, it said that it did not make sense to bring in this measure at the same time as the online casino market will open in the state, with the Glücksspielneuregulierungstaatsvertrag (GlüNeuRStV) coming into effect. Almost 2,000 Germans have signed a petition calling on the state government of Rheinland-Pfalz to withdraw an amendment that would force gaming halls within 500m of a school or another gaming hall to close. “The draft law does not regulate online casinos according to minimum distances, but solely based on their offering,” the petition added. “We call on the state government for equal treatment.” The petition also pointed to the results of mystery shopper tests, which found that less than 1% of under-18s who attempted to play at gaming halls were able to do so. Topics: People Casino regulation Slots Legal Regulation CSR Problem gambling The amendment – which was proposed by the Social Democratic Party (SPD), the Free Democratic Party (FDP) and Bündnis 90 – and increases funding for addiction centres from €1m to €1.2m annually – was read in the state parliament (Landtag) on 15 December. German gaming machine trade association die Deutsche Automatenwirtschaft eV (DAW) and its state equivalent Automaten-Verband Rheinland-Pfalz eV (AVRP) argued the law “destroys the legal offering of slots” and could lead to 4,000 job losses. The organisations have now circulated a petition – started by Baden-Württemberg-based gaming hall operator Wolfgang Götz – to highlight public opposition to the move. It has already received more than 1,900 signatures, of which more than 1,100 were from Rheinland-Pfalz residents. The petition focuses mostly on the potential job losses in the sector. “The employees affected, 80% women, often over 50 years of age, are threatened with losing their jobs,” it says. “Many of them are wondering where to work from July 1, 2021, if their arcade has to be closed due to the new state law. That is anti-social and unjust.” The petition is in response to a proposed amendment to the state’s Gaming Act (LGlüG). It would force all gaming halls located within 500m of another gaming hall or a school or other area primarily for minors to close. New gaming halls are already subject to these restrictions. Slot machine associations, both nationally and in the state, have strongly opposed the amendment, pointing out that it would force the majority of the state’s gaming halls to close. 11th January 2021 | By Daniel O’Boyle Email Address Slots Tags: Rheinland-Pflaz AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter
ABSA Bank of Botswana Limited (ABBL.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2001 annual report.For more information about ABSA Bank of Botswana Limited (ABBL.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ABSA Bank of Botswana Limited (ABBL.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ABSA Bank of Botswana Limited (ABBL.bw) 2001 annual report.Company ProfileAbsa Bank of Botswana Limited formerly (Barclays Bank of Botswana Limited) is an established financial services group; providing solutions in the retail, commercial and corporate sector in Botswana. The group has a national footprint, with 34 branches and 75 ATMs located in the major towns and cities of Botswana. Its personal banking products and services range from savings and fixed deposits to graduate loans, funeral cover and smart phone banking services. Its business banking division provides the standard solutions for commercial and corporate transactions, investments and loans, as well as an array of specialised financial solutions such as treasury services, foreign exchange and currency repo, risk management and trade finance products. Absa Bank of Botswana Limited is a subsidiary of Barclays Africa Group Limited.
Mauritian Eagle Insurance Co. Limited (MEI.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the half year.For more information about Mauritian Eagle Insurance Co. Limited (MEI.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Mauritian Eagle Insurance Co. Limited (MEI.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Mauritian Eagle Insurance Co. Limited (MEI.mu) 2013 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileMauritian Eagle Insurance Co. Limited is a leading insurance company headquartered in Mauritius that provides insurance products and services for private individuals, SMEs, and corporates in Mauritius, where services such as property insurance against damage to building and other structures, machinery equipment, motor insurance; liability insurance, including employers, family, product, professional indemnity, public, directors and officers liability, accident and health insurance are offered. Mauritian Eagle Insurance Co. Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe (LACZ.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2014 abridged results.For more information about Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe (LACZ.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe (LACZ.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe (LACZ.zw) 2014 abridged results.Company ProfileLafarge Cement Zimbabwe manufactures and distributes cement and allied products for the building industry. Formerly known as Circle Cement, the company is a subsidiary of the Lafarge Group. The cement product range includes Portland composite cement which is the cement used in beams, foundations and load-bearing structures; Supaset, used by concrete brick makers and homebuilders; Masonry cement, used for general construction work such as screed flooring, brick and mortar and plastering mortar. Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe also sells a range of allied products which include washed sand, 6-mm stones, 20-millitre stones and crusher run. Specialised products include Agricultural lime, Colorbrite and Snolime, pre-sanded Cemwash and Impermo. Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange
Like so many millions of other movie-going fans, I was shocked and saddened with the news of the untimely death of super-talented African American actor, Chadwick Boseman, who died at the young age of 43 on Aug. 28. Chadwick BosemanHis family let it be known that he had finally succumbed to stage IV colon cancer, following a four-year battle with the disease that began in 2016. A few days after his death, Twitter owners announced that Boseman’s death had been the most retweeted ever at 6 million to date. The worldwide outpouring of respect, affection and sadness had much to do with Boseman’s powerful movie portrayal of T’Challa, the African king of the mystical land of Wakanda, that originated in the Marvel comic series, “Black Panther.” When the blockbuster movie “Black Panther” debuted in 2018, it broke all kinds of box-office records, grossing $1.3 billion worldwide. It became the first movie in Hollywood history with a nearly all-Black cast and a Black director, Ryan Coogler, to achieve this feat. Boseman was praised for portraying T’Challa with such grace, dignity and power. No one knew while filming “Black Panther” in 2017 that Boseman had been diagnosed with cancer the year before. Boseman had put his indelible stamp on much smaller budget films before “Black Panther.” Those films included “42” in 2013, playing Jackie Robinson, the Brooklyn Dodger who broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball in 1947; “Get On Up” in 2014, playing legendary soul singer James Brown; and in “Marshall” in 2017, playing the first Black U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Thurgood Marshall, in his early days as a lawyer. Sports leagues and players in leagues including Major League Baseball, the National Football League and the National Basketball Association honored Boseman on social media.A strong supporter of Black Lives MatterBoseman had publicly admired the heroic anti-war stance taken by the late Muhammad Ali during the late 1960s. In a recent Instagram post, Boseman expressed solidarity with Black Lives Matter stating, “From this country’s founding history; its economic base, its social standard, its penal system, its protection of property . . . White Supremacy and Racial Prejudice are its Pre-existing Conditions. Change is here. #BlackLivesMatter” (tinyurl.com/y3g4dn3z)Even while terminally ill, Boseman along with 300 other prominent Black entertainers and celebrities signed a public letter demanding that the Hollywood industry divest in various ways from the police. In part the letter reads:“Historically and currently, Hollywood encourages the epidemic of police violence and culture of anti-Blackness. The way that Hollywood and mainstream media have contributed to the criminalization of Black people, the misrepresentation of the legal system, and the glorification of police corruption and violence has had dire consequences on Black lives. We demand better. Prove that Black Lives Matter to Hollywood by taking bold moves to affirm, defend and invest in Black lives. Follow the examples of the Minneapolis School District, Denver Public Schools, the University of Minnesota and many other institutions in divesting from the policing system and investing in the Black community.” (Vanity Fair, June 24) Boseman brings to mind a comparison to the great actor, Sidney Poitier, who during his career, which began in the late 1940s, consciously took roles that were devoid of negative Hollywood stereotypes of Black people. This has been a constant characteristic from Boseman’s early days as an actor, when he was fired from the soap opera, “All My Children,” for complaining how his character was negatively written. The pain of Boseman dying so soon will linger for a long time, but the political legacy he left behind, with his genuine acting of such integrity, will inspire new generations of Black filmmakers and film buffs of all nationalities. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
BahrainMiddle East – North Africa March 17, 2021 Find out more Organisation News Reporters Without Borders is deeply concerned about the conditions in which Bahrain’s detained human rights activists are being held, and calls for an end to their mistreatment and for their families and lawyers to have access to them. Independent experts should also be allowed access in order to evaluate their state of health and the mistreatment allegations.The trial of a total of 25 human rights activists and opposition supporters who were arrested in August and September began on 28 October before a criminal court in Manama. At the end of the hearing, presiding judge Ibrahim al-Zayed ordered an adjournment until 11 November.The defendants are being prosecuted on more than ten different charges including terrorism and defamation but the original charge of plotting to overthrow the government has been dropped. They all pleaded not guilty.All the defendants, including bloggers Abdeljalil Al-Singace and Ali Abdulemam, complained of being denied access to their families and lawyers and being kept in solitary confinement. Defendants also told the court they had been tortured. They said they had been beaten and deprived of sleep since their arrests.Nazar Sadeq al Baharna, the minister responsible for human affairs, denied the allegations, insisting that Bahrain had a zero tolerance policy towards torture. The government issued a statement saying an expert examined 13 of the 25 defendants and found no sign of mistreatment other than “light marks” on the wrists caused by handcuffs.According to the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights, blogger Abdulemam told the court: “I was subjected to torture, beatings, insults and verbal abuse. They threatened to dismiss my wife and other family members from their jobs. I was interrogated without a lawyer and an officer who appeared to be from the National Security dismissed my denials. He never allowed me to respond to the questions he was asking, but rather answered them himself.”Blogger Al-Singace told the court that he had been subjected to “mental and physical” torture and that his interrogators threatened to rape members of his family. He also said he had been denied the medical care he needed and had been given no medicine although his health was deteriorating rapidly. International observers said only one relative of each defendant was allowed to attend the trial. Observers from Human Rights Watch, the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights and the Bahrain Human Rights Society were denied access to the courtroom.A large number of riot police, backed by helicopters, were deployed around the court building to prevent any demonstration in support of the defendants. News Follow the news on Bahrain BahrainMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives German spyware company FinFisher searched by public prosecutors October 14, 2020 Find out more to go further Tenth anniversary of Bahraini blogger’s arrest News News November 2, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Detained human rights activists allege mistreatment at opening of trial Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts June 15, 2020 Find out more
Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live News300 Limerick children in State careBy Staff Reporter – June 23, 2014 634 WhatsApp TAGSchildrenfeaturedlimerickstate care Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Print Linkedin Twitter Previous articleYouthBank Awards Grants in AskeatonNext articleMurdered gangsters son seeks early release from prison Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebook Email THERE are more than 300 children in the care of the HSE in Limerick and at least 25 of them have been taken into the custody of the HSE in Emergency Care Orders in the last six months.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The figures, obtained by the Limerick Post from Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, follow the latest Emergency Care Order (ECO) granted by the courts after a 14-year-old girl presented at Pieta House after self-harming while in the care of her aunt and uncle.The Child and Family Agency (CFA) were applying for an ECO amid fears for the young girl’s safety. The girl’s identity can not be disclosed for legal reasons.Originally from Africa, she was taken to hospital after she arrived at Pieta House with self-inflicted injuries, a social worker told Limerick District Court earlier this week.According to the social worker’s evidence the girl was distressed and had suicidal thoughts.“She presented at Pieta House having cut her arms and she told staff she didn’t want to return home,” the social worker said.The young girl was brought to Ireland over five years ago by her aunt and uncle and has been living with them in Limerick. However the social worker said that they have “effectively abandoned her”.The young girl was starving and said she was being ignored at home. The social worker said that attempts to contact the girl’s parents have been unsuccessful to date.Her aunt and uncle said they did not want her to return to their home again and they would not visit her in hospital.“They said they are struggling to manage here and are very angry with her.”The court was told that Gardaí were given the girl’s belongings and her official identity papers when they called to the house.A mental health assessment conducted at University Hospital Limerick confirmed that the girl was emotionally distressed.The social worker said there was an “immediate risk” and the care order was granted. Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Advertisement
A strong economy, coupled with a housing market characterized by increasing home prices and insufficient inventory stock in many metros, is helping drive big-ticket remodeling activity, according to a new report from Metrostudy. The quarterly Residential Remodeling Index (RRI) recently released its data covering Q1 2018, showing a 5.2 percent year-over-year increase. Metrostudy also reports that residential activity of this sort is growing at its fastest pace in four years.As reported by Metrostudy’s sister company, Remodeling Magazine, the RRI “is based on a statistical model that takes into account such data as household level remodeling permits, employment statistics, and a market’s economic health. It then uses that model to predict the number and dollar volume of home improvement and replacement projects worth at least $1,000.”During Q1, the RRI hit a reading of 112.9, the highest reading thus far recorded. The rating of 112.9 means that “economic conditions known to influence remodeling activity” were 12.9 percent more positive than during the previous peak in 2007, prior to the Great Recession. The RRI has been steadily rising for 24 consecutive quarters, and Q1’s rating was up 1.4 percent over the period three months prior.Metrostudy forecasts that the number of projects worth $1,000 or more nationwide will rise 5 percent in 2018, hitting a tally of 12.55 million. Metrostudy estimates the value of those projects to hit $194.2 billion for the year. Metrostudy anticipates RRI growth of another 2.7 percent in 2019.Metrostudy Chief Economist Mark Boud said, “Remodeling activity is being driven by solid gains in employment and rising home values, factors that are giving homeowners the confidence to invest in their homes. Americans are not only undertaking a greater number of remodeling projects, but larger and more expensive ones. And as a reflection of the long, slow economic expansion that we have been in, many more Americans are just now initiating replacement-type projects that had been deferred during the recovery from the Great Recession. We expect another strong year for the remodeling industry in 2018, and are waiting to see what effect recent tax cuts have on the economy. Early surveys suggest some Americans are increasing their remodeling budgets due to their taxes being lowered.”To read more about the projects homeowners are undertaking, and how they affect resale value, click here. Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at [email protected] Related Articles Previous: HUD Celebrates National Homeownership Month Next: Hyland Announces New Digital Tool for Financial Institutions Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: remodeling Remodeling Market Index May 31, 2018 2,152 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Remodeling Activity Soars, Breaks Records The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, Market Studies, News Subscribe About Author: David Wharton Remodeling Activity Soars, Breaks Records Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago remodeling Remodeling Market Index 2018-05-31 David Wharton Share Save The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago
WhatsApp Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal By News Highland – July 24, 2010 Pinterest Previous articleLee Gooch & Jedward at XtravisionNext articleBaby dies in ‘tragic accident’ News Highland Twitter Google+ Facebook The ten day Dungloe festival gets underway today, culminating in the Mary from Dungloe pageant.Thousands of people are expected to visit the area for the duration of the festival.Spokesperson for Failte Ireland Sheena Doyle says visitors can expect a lot of fun..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/07dunl1.mp3[/podcast] Dungloe Festival kicks off today Newsx Adverts Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th