Sportradar renews media deal with Nascar

first_img Regions: US Sportradar renews media deal with Nascar AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Sports betting Sportradar has signed a multi-year extension to its media partnership with North American stock-car racing series Nascar.Under the deal, Sportradar will continue to distribute Nascar’s official live timing and scoring data to its various digital media partners around the world.The agreement will run alongside an integrity services partnership that begin in December, under which Sportradar uses its Integrity Services to monitor both domestic and global betting patterns on Nascar races.“Sportradar has been an excellent partner that has helped us expand the reach of NASCAR’s live data,” Nascar’s senior vice president and chief digital officer, Tim Clark, said.“Real-time data and live leaderboard content are critical for Nascar fans who follow the race across a variety of platforms. Working with Sportradar, we’re confident that our loyal fans have access to the information they crave most.”Steve Byrd, head of global strategic partnerships at Sportradar, added: “We look forward to extending our remit with Nascar and are excited to continue delivering real-time data to Nascar fans.”Confirmation of the Sportradar renewal comes after Nascar in May also secured a deal for sports data solutions provider Genius Sports to develop an official betting product its racing series.center_img Topics: Sports betting 18th June 2019 | By contenteditor Sportradar has signed a multi-year extension to its media partnership with North American stock-car racing series Nascar. Email Addresslast_img read more

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Zambia National Commercial Bank Plc (ZANACO.zm) HY2020 Interim Report

first_imgZambia National Commercial Bank Plc (ZANACO.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the half year.For more information about Zambia National Commercial Bank Plc (ZANACO.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zambia National Commercial Bank Plc (ZANACO.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zambia National Commercial Bank Plc (ZANACO.zm)  2020 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileZambia National Commercial Bank, commonly known as Zanaco, listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange, serves retail customers, large corporations, agri-business and public sector clients. The bank has evolved into a leading financial institution in Zambia. With the aid of Arise B.V., a leading African Investment Company, Zanaco benefits from technical assistance, international networks and best practices in various areas of banking.last_img read more

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Pro14 Rainbow Cup becomes dual tournament due to Covid restrictions

first_imgSouth African sides were not given approval to travel LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Pro14 Rainbow Cup becomes dual tournament due to Covid restrictionsThe Guinness Pro14 Rainbow Cup has become a dual tournament after South African clubs were not given permission to travel due to Covid restrictions.The tournament was due to involve the 12 Irish, Italian, Scottish and Welsh teams that compete in the Pro14 as well as four South African sides – Bulls, Lions, Sharks and Stormers.However, South Africa is on the travel red list for many countries involved in the tournament and restrictions relating to the pandemic could not be overcome, so there will no longer be cross-hemisphere matches.Instead the competition has been split in two, with a northern tournament consisting of Welsh, Irish, Italian and Scottish clubs. There will then be a Rainbow Cup SA, which will see the four South African sides playing each other.Leinster beat Munster in the recent Pro14 final (Getty Images)What avenues were explored?Organisers said they exhausted every avenue and had looked at various options for base camps, medical protocols and entry for teams. but could not find a solution where South African clubs could travel.They looked into 12 venues across the UK, Ireland and Europe to be a base for South African clubs. Places in the Middle East were also considered to host fixtures for South African teams.Pro14 CEO Martin Anayi said: “Among our unions, our own staff and SA Rugby there is no more that could have been asked in terms of designing plans that were medically sound. However, there has been no perfect solution found in time to allow for South African teams’ entry into our territories.“Whilst the outcome is clearly different from what we had intended, our relationship and partnership with SA Rugby has been greatly strengthened and enhanced by this experience.” South Africa teams like the Lions and Bulls will now play in a separate tournament (Gallo Images/Getty Images) center_img 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. Jurie Roux, the CEO of SA Rugby, added: “This is a huge disappointment, but time had simply run out.“No stone was left unturned to try and find a solution to the challenges – including basing our teams for ten days in locations in the Middle East or Europe. But the pieces of the jigsaw would not fall into place in time to allow us to put those plans into action.”The four South African teams are still expected to join an expanded Pro16 next season.last_img read more

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New Gift Aid recovery and consultancy service launched

first_img GAIN (Gift Aid Income Now) is a new company set up to simplify the Gift Aid collection and recovery processes and enable charities to receive more tax-efficient donations.GAIN has been set up by Barry Gower in the face of the failure by many charities to maximise their Gift Aid income.Barry says that recent figures indicate that annual individual charitable giving is around £7.5 billion, yet Gift Aid recovery is only around £450 million. Therefore, of the £2.1 billion (28% of £7.5 billion) available, only around 21% is being collected. Advertisement Howard Lake | 17 November 2004 | News He adds that it is estimated that if all the donations last Christmas had been given by Gift Aid, charities would have benefited to the tune of £135 million. GAIN will address this problem by providing two services: a Gift Aid recovery service, and a Gift Aid consultancy service. The former charges only for income generated: fees are calculated as a percentage of the additional Gift Aid recovered.Barry Gower has specialised in providing IT solutions for charities and associations, and has a background in the financial and retail sectors. “Gain is the ideal risk-free way for charities to ensure that individual donations are collected in the most tax efficient manner”, said Barry. Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Finance Recruitment / people New Gift Aid recovery and consultancy service launchedcenter_img  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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.last_img read more

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Santos signs LNG supply deal with Mitsubishi unit

first_imgSantos will supply Diamond Gas International with 1.5 million tonnes of LNG annually from its Barossa project, located offshore Australia, for ten years Santos will supply 1.5 million tonnes of LNG per annum from the Barossa project for an initial period of ten years. (Credit: drpepperscott230 from Pixabay) Australian energy company Santos has entered into an agreement to supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) from its Barossa project to Diamond Gas International (DGI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi.Under the long-term supply and purchase agreement (SPA), Santos will supply 1.5 million tonnes of LNG per annum from the Australian offshore project for an initial period of ten years with extension options.The contract will support in achieving a final investment decision on Barossa, expected in the first half of next year.Santos managing director and CEO Kevin Gallagher said: “Santos is delighted to establish a long-term relationship with Mitsubishi, a major Japanese company with deep LNG expertise.“The SPA delivers a firm LNG offtake arrangement which represents over 80% of Santos’ equity LNG volume from the Barossa project at our expected 50% interest level following the previously announced sell-down to JERA, while the JKM-indexation provides portfolio balance to our existing oil-linked LNG offtake agreements from GLNG and PNG LNG.“It also represents the first Santos long-term equity LNG sale from one of our major LNG projects, demonstrating our marketing capability to meet customer needs in the market.”Santos has a 62.5% interest in the Barossa joint venture, while its partners SK E&S owns the remaining 37.5% stake.The two companies to explore carbon neutral LNG opportunities from BarossaSantos and Mitsubishi have also signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to explore opportunities for carbon neutral LNG from Barossa project.The scope of the MoU includes tapping opportunities associated with Santos’ Moomba carbon capture and storage (CCS) project, and development of zero emissions hydrogen among others.The FID-ready Moomba CCS project will have the capacity to store 1.7 million tonnes of carbon dioxide per annum in depleted natural gas reservoirs, subject to government approvals.Last month, Santos secured environmental approval for its AUD3.6bn ($2.64bn) Narrabri Gas Project in the Gunnedah Basin in northwest New South Wales (NSW).last_img read more

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Great grandson of Jackson-Stops founder reveals why he won’t work for family firm

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Great grandson of Jackson-Stops founder reveals why he won’t work for family firm previous nextAgencies & PeopleGreat grandson of Jackson-Stops founder reveals why he won’t work for family firmGeorge Jackson-Stops worked for Winkworth, Cluttons and Strutt & Parker prior to setting up his own company, buying agent GJS Property.Nigel Lewis2nd October 201901,836 Views The great grandson of Jackson-Stops founder Herbert Jackson-Stops has revealed that he is to strike out and found his own company after seven years spent working in the industry.George Jackson-Stops has launched GJS Property and is now seeking to establish himself as a buying agent and already has several clients.Before setting up the company he worked most recently at Strutt & Parker but also before that at Cluttons and Winkworth.“I’m the fourth generation of the family involved in the property game but I’m the only one who hasn’t worked for Jackson-Stops,” he says.“At the beginning I made a conscious decision that I didn’t want to work for a Jackson-Stops office because I didn’t want people thinking it was my family connections that had got me the job.“Hopefully GJS will the next chapter in the Jackson-Stops story – my dad has just retired after 40-plus years running the company’s Northampton office.”Red tapeGeorge says part of the reason why he decided to set up GJS is that working at Strutt & Parker had become a lot more complicated by regulatory red tape because, as a part of BNP Paribas, it must adhere to regulations much more strictly.“For example it made implementing Anti Money Laundering rules much harder because BNP was very strict,” he says.“In the back of mind it was one of the reasons why I decided to set up my own company.”George also says he launched GJS because, if its launch can survive the current tough market then he’ll be in a good position when it revives, he says.George Jackson-Stops Jackson-stops Strutt & Parker cluttons winkworth October 2, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

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first_img== Greggs’ sales up ==Greggs’ latest figures showed total group sales were up 5.2% for the 19 weeks to 9 May. The bakery retailer also saw like-for-like sales grow 2% in the same period. It “enjoyed a successful Easter” having sold over 2.3 million hot cross buns so far this year – a 10% increase on 2008.== Pork Farms job risk ==Pork pie manufacturer Pork Farms is seeking voluntary redundancies for up to 90 of its 300 employees. The Nottinghamshire-based firm said the job losses at its Queens Drive factory were a necessity, due to the adverse effects of the recession and a change in working practices. The company is now in a 30-day consultation period.== Healthy Cake award ==Among the winners of Food Matters FreeFrom Food Awards was The Healthy Cake Company’s organic gluten- and dairy-free carrot and raisin cake, which won the FAIR trophy for the best FreeFrom Food 2009. Genius gluten-free bread (see page 10), won The Innovation Award for the best new free-from product for 2009.== M&S in retro move ==Marks & Spencer has launched a retro range of food and drink products this month to celebrate its 125th anniversary. They include the first pre-packed cake range sold in M&S, featuring 12 flavours, including cherry Madeira, Battenburg and the Swiss roll.== Ultimate closure? ==Sandwich firm Ultimate Foods, based in Wiltshire, has indicated it may have to close, as it is no longer economically viable. The company, which runs the Gibsons factory in Devizes, entered into a 30-day consultation period earlier this month. Ninety-five staff work at the plant.last_img read more

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Face mask ordinance extended until September 7 in St. Joseph County

first_img Google+ CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews Pinterest Previous articleElkhart County to issue mandatory public face mask orderNext articleIndiana has a lack of school nurses ready for the coming school year Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. By Jon Zimney – June 29, 2020 2 1014 Google+ Twitter Face mask ordinance extended until September 7 in St. Joseph County (Photo Supplied/Indiana State Prison) It was due to expire on July 4, but with no vaccine or medication to prevent or treat COVID-19, health leaders in St. Joseph County have extended their face mask ordinance through Sep. 7.The revision is basically to keep doing what’s already happening:Any business establishment open to customers shall make alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol readily accessible at the entrance and in proximity to hightouch surfaces.A face covering over one’s nose and mouth shall be required for any persons entering an enclosed public space or place of business, unless such persons have a medical exception indicating that a face covering is ill-advised for health reasons, or the face covering prevents the persons from delivering or receiving services. The face covering shall be worn at all times when physical distancing of at least six feet cannot be maintained.Health leaders say taking measures such as frequently washing hands, physical distancing and wearing face coverings are the most effective ways to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Twitter Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more

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Speech: Russian account of Salisbury is a re-write of Orwell’s 1984

first_imgFind out more about the UK government’s response to the Salisbury attack. Thank you very much, Mr President. Thank you very much to the High Representative who has read out the findings and thank you also, on behalf of the United Kingdom, to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and its staff themselves.The Council invited us to keep it updated, Mr President. Thank you for agreeing to this meeting today. We wish to brief on the latest stage in the investigation but I will also cover briefly findings, attribution and a refutation of some of the public statements that have been made by Russia against my country.This meeting is being held immediately after one in The Hague, that the High Representative referred to, of the Executive Council of the OPCW and I would just like to stress, if I may Mr President, that the report itself has been circulated without any redaction or amendment to the states parties and to underscore the point I’d like to stress that the report to Executive Council members is exactly the same the report that the United Kingdom itself received. As the High Representative has set out the OPCW’s findings confirm the United Kingdom’s analysis of the identity of the toxic chemical. It supports our finding that a military-grade nerve agent was used in Salisbury. As our investigation has found, and OPCW has verified, the highest concentrations of the agent were found on the handle of Mr Skripal’s front door. It is therefore, Mr President, the chemical that we said it was and this has been confirmed by an independent mechanism.I’d like to just say a word about the use of the term Novichok. This is a term we use to describe these chemicals. We take the Russian term for such nerve agents. The OPCW report itself does not use the term Novichok but the point I wish to stress is that it is the chemical that we said it was. And so there shouldn’t be any lack of clarity on that point. The report sets out the full forensic chain of custody. It sets out how there could be no contamination. It explains how environmental samples were analysed by two laboratories and biomedical samples by two further laboratories. Finally, the report notes the absence of any significant amounts of impurities in the chemicals that were detected. ‘High purity’ is the description given in the Executive Summary in paragraph 11. This suggests, in turn, that a highly sophisticated laboratory, ie a state laboratory, made the chemicals.The identification of the nerve agent used is an essential piece of technical evidence in the ongoing investigation. But the Porton Down analysis and the OPCW report do not identify the country or laboratory of origin of the agent used in this attack. So I would like to explain Mr President, the wider picture which has led the United Kingdom to assess that there’s no plausible alternative explanation than Russian State responsibility for what happened in Salisbury.In our view, Mr President, only Russia had the technical means, operational experience and the motive to target the Skripals.If I may turn first to technical means. A combination of credible open-source reporting and intelligence shows that in the 1980s the Soviet Union developed a new class of fourth generation nerve agents. These were known in Russia, and then more broadly, as Novichoks. The key institute responsible for this work is a branch of the State Institute for Organic Chemistry and Technology at Shikhany. The code word for the offensive chemical weapons programme, of which Novichoks were one part, was FOLIANT. It is highly likely that Novichoks were developed to prevent detection by the West and to circumvent international chemical weapons controls. The Russian State has previously produced Novichoks and would still be capable of doing so today. Within the last decade, Russia has produced and stockpiled small quantities of Novichoks. Russia’s chemical weapons programme continued after the collapse of the Soviet Union. By 1993, when Russia signed the Chemical Weapons Convention, it’s likely that some Novichoks had passed acceptance testing. This meant they could be used by the Russian military. Russia’s CWC declaration failed to report work on Novichoks. Russia further developed some Novichoks after ratifying the Convention and in the mid-2000s President Putin himself was closely involved in the Russian chemical weapons programme. It is highly unlikely Mr President, that any former Soviet Republic other than Russia pursued an offensive chemical weapons programme after independence. No terrorist group or non-state actor would be able to produce this agent in the purity described by the OPCW testing and this is something Russia has acknowledged.Secondly Mr President, I’d like to refer to operational experience. Russia has a proven record of conducting state sponsored assassinations including on the territory of the United Kingdom. The independent inquiry into the death of Alexander Litvinenko concluded in January 2016 that he was deliberately poisoned with polonium; that the FSB had directed the operation; and that President Putin probably approved it. During the 2000s, Russia commenced a programme to test means of delivering chemical warfare agents and to train personnel from special units in the use of such weapons. This programme subsequently included investigation of ways of delivering nerve agents including by application to door handles. Within the last decade, as I said, Russia has produced and stockpiled small quantities of Novichoks under this programme.Thirdly, motive: Sergei Skripal was a former Russian military intelligence officer from the GRU. He was convicted of espionage in 2006. It is highly likely that the Russian intelligence services view at least some of its defectors as legitimate targets for assassination. We have information indicating Russian intelligence service interest in the Skripals and this dates back at least as far as 2013 when email accounts belonging to Yulia Skripal were targeted by GRU cyber-specialists.Mr President, none of these stocks and production have been declared in Russia’s chemical weapons declaration. It is clear that Russia is in breach of its obligations to declare its chemical weapons programme.I’d now like to turn if I may, Mr President, to an update on the Skripals themselves and their medical condition and the consular situation and then also on the investigation itself.The Russians asked us to pass on the offer to provide consular services to Yulia and their request to see her and we have done that. Yulia herself said in a statement on 11 April: “I have access to my friends and family. I have been made aware of my specific contacts at the Russian Embassy who have kindly offered me their assistance in any way they can. At the moment I do not wish to avail myself of their services but if I change my mind I know how to contact them”.A medical update from the Medical Director Salisbury District Hospital. In the four weeks since the incident in the city centre, the Skripals have received round-the-clock care from clinicians and they have been able to draw on advice and support from the world’s leading experts in this field.Because of the Skripal’s right to privacy, I will not go into great detail about the treatment we have been providing but we can say the following: Nerve agents work by attaching themselves to a particular enzyme in the body which then stops the nerves from working properly. This results in symptoms such as sickness, hallucinations and confusion. The hospital, in treating the patients, was able to stabilise them, ensuring that the patients could breathe and blood could continue to circulate. They then needed to use a variety of different drugs to support the patients until they could create more enzymes to replace those affected by the poisoning. The hospital also used specialised decontamination techniques to remove any residual toxins. Both patients have responded exceptionally well to the treatment that we have been providing but both patients are at different stages in their recovery.Turning to decontamination in the investigation, as we have said before this has been one of the most comprehensive and complex investigations into the use of chemical weapons ever undertaken. It has involved 250 police detectives. They have been supported by a range of experts and partners and they have gone through more than 5,000 hours of video footage and they have interviewed more than 500 witnesses.The British government announced on 17 April that decontamination work in Salisbury is starting this week. It will take some months to complete. In total, nine sites, including three in the city centre, have been identified as requiring specialist decontamination. This will involve a complex process of testing, the removal of items which could be contaminated and that might in turn harbour residual amounts of the agent, and it also involves chemical cleaning and re-testing. All waste will be safely removed and incinerated. Each site will not be released until decontamination is complete.Mr President, we’ve heard a number of allegations against the UK and against the findings from the Russian Federation. I would like to deal briefly if I may with some of the most egregious.One accusation that we faced today and in recent days was that Yulia had not been poisoned, that the British government had in fact drugged her and put her in a coma and then injected her with the poisons that were found. Mr President, this is more than fanciful. It is outlandish. That sort of thing may happen in Russia but I can assure the Council it does not and will not happen in the United Kingdom.Secondly Mr President, the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has claimed that traces of the toxic chemical BZ were found in the samples analysed by the OPCW and this disclosed the location of one of the independent laboratories that OPCW used. The OPCW themselves have not disclosed the identity of the labs nor have they produced any information about BZ samples in the Executive Summary that they released to the public. So it is an interesting question Mr President: how and why does Russia think it knows who tested the samples and what result they found? By making this confidential information public, Russia has in turn breached the confidentiality that states-parties owe the OPCW under the Chemical Weapons Convention. On the substance of that allegation Mr President, the OPCW Director General explained in his statement today that a separate sample, separate from the samples taken from the Skripals and their environment, a separate sample with BZ in it was sent with the samples taken from Salisbury to the designated laboratories for testing. This is called a control sample and it is a routine procedure carried out in these tests so the OPCW can test whether the labs findings are accurate. The Director-General has confirmed unreservedly that there was no BZ in any of the samples taken by OPCW in Salisbury. I believe, Mr President, that Russia is fully familiar with this procedure so I would be grateful to know what motive Mr Lavrov had in setting out this obfuscation.Mr President, Russia continues to ask to be involved in the UK’s independent investigation. It is quite clear that they are both suspected of involvement and that their behaviour has undermined their credibility on this. As I said before, this is an arsonist-turned-firefighter trying to investigate his own fire. Russia has failed to establish any good reason, under the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) or otherwise, why they should be involved in the UK’s independent police investigation.But if I may Mr President, I repeat what I said at the first briefing in this Council that I took part in on Salisbury. We did go to the Russian Federation, before we went to OPCW, to ask them if this was a rogue attempt by one of their agents and if so, to cooperate with us in trying to get to the bottom of it and resolve the case. And the Russian Federation did not agree to that request Mr President, rather they refused to take it seriously.On 13 April, the Russian Federation transmitted to the United Kingdom a list of questions under Article IX of the Chemical Weapons Convention. We will respond as soon as possible and certainly within the 10 days stipulated in the Convention. We will respond to Russia who made the request but we will share our response with all states parties and if I can under the CWC, Mr President, I will of course share it with members of the Council. Russia said that requests were urgent and they have asked us for an answer by no later than 17 April which we have not done because we have 10 days. But we regret that Russia did not consider it urgent when we asked them for an explanation on 12th March. Our questions, Mr President, remain unanswered.Mr President, that concludes the briefing I have to offer the Council today. We are at the Council’s disposal to answer any questions. We are also very willing to continue to keep the Council updated if the Council would like that. We’re happy to do that in person or possibly, so as not to disrupt your timetable, in writing. I should mention also that we held an open briefing for all Member States yesterday in the General Assembly and they had a number of questions that we were able to answer.Thank you Mr President.Right of reply by Ambassador Karen Pierce, UK Permanent Representative to the UN, at the Security Council Briefing on the OPCW findings on the Salisbury attack, Wednesday, 18 AprilThank you very much Mr President. I will be brief. I was asked a number of questions by the Russian Ambassador.I have nothing to add to what I said in relation to the OPCW report that has just been published, the way the samples were taken. I have nothing to add to what I said on the consular side. I would like to stress that the investigation in the United Kingdom is indeed independent of the government. On selective adherence to the OPCW or the Chemical Weapons Convention, we are a State party in very good standing.On Porton Down, we, the UK does not possess chemical weapons. Porton Down is a defensive establishment. It conducts research. It provides scientific and technical support to the UK government in relation to protection against chemical weapons. Protective research is permitted under the Chemical Weapons Convention. Porton Down is in full compliance with the Convention and it is subject to regular inspection by OPCW and any member state is invited, is able, to conduct an inspection at any time. We received 16 questions from the Russian Federation under Article IX, Mr President, of the [CWC]. The rules and articles of the [CWC] make it clear that we have 10 days to respond and we will respond, Mr President.On President Putin, I am happy to clarify that I was referring to the early 2000s. On Litvenenko, the polonium trail literally led all the way back to Russia. I repeat something I’ve said before, Mr President; we respect Russia as a country, we have no quarrel with the Russian people but will always speak out against Russian authorities’ reckless and illegal behaviour whether it takes place in Syria or it takes place in Salisbury.Finally Mr President, when it gets to Christmas I would like to buy my colleague the Russian Ambassador a subscription to an English book club but as it isn’t Christmas allow me to return the literary favour today. The Russian account of UK behaviour and what is happening on the ground in either Salisbury or Syria is a rewrite of George Orwell’s 1984, updated for the modern day and modern Russian methods.Thank you.last_img read more

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PREMIERE: Raquel Rodriguez Is The Talk Of The Town In “The 310” [Video]

first_imgEclectic Soul singer born and raised in Los Angeles, Raquel Rodriguez is commanding the stage with club shows and festival performances across the country. With a potent blend of femme and aggression, Rodriguez serves up sassy, heartfelt vocals which have caught the ears of some of our favorite musicians – eventually touring, recording, and playing live with the likes of Anderson .Paak, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Goapele, Trombone Shorty, Jonny Lang, and countless others along the way of her journey.Clearly, Rodriguez is surrounding herself with a seriously solid crew, especially after the release of her The 310 EP – produced by Nigel Hall and Sam Brawner. She is currently in the studio working on The 310 – Part 2 and collaborating with drummer Adam Deitch and keyboardist Borahm Lee of Break Science.Live For Live Music is excited to share a new video for “Talk of This Town,” recorded live from Blue Dream Studios. Mixing elements of soul, funk, and jazz, Raquel Rodriguez and her sensational band are on full display in this new release – making us very excited for what’s to come.The “Talk of This Town” video comes with an exciting announcement that Raquel Rodriguez will perform at The Bootleg Theatre on Wednesday, July 12th in Los Angeles, CA ahead of a few other dates coming up this year. Fans won’t want to miss out on this hometown throwdown! Tickets available here. Head to Raquel Rodriguez’s website for more information.last_img read more

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