Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Slots Casino & games Shekarabi proposes betting exemption for Swedish deposit cap 26th May 2020 | By contenteditor Sweden’s Minister for Social Security Ardalan Shekarabi has put forward an amended set of temporary restrictions on gambling in which he aims to make horse and sports betting exempt from an SEK5,000 (£401/€459/$495) weekly deposit limit.If adopted this would mean the SEK5,000 cap first proposed in April only applies to online casino games and slots, products that Shekarabi claimed put players at greater risk of developing problems.The revised proposal made it clear that different games posed different risks, he added.As outlined in the original proposal to protect players spending more time in their homes as a result of novel coronavirus (Covid-19), it would be mandatory for players to set time limits, but now only for online casino and slots. The SEK100 bonus cap also put forward in April would now also only apply to online casino sites.While it was originally intended for these restrictions to come into force from 1 June, until the end of 2020, they will now be brought in from 2 July.In a document explaining the changes, the government noted that concerns had been flagged about the deposit limit being imposed across all verticals. This issue, most notably, was raised by former horse racing monopoly AB Trav och Galopp (ATG) in a consultation held for the original controls.Operator association Branscheförenigen för Onlinespel (BOS) was quick to claim the revised controls would benefit operators in which the government held a stake – such as ATG – over private businesses.“It is obvious that the government’s measures are not intended to improve consumer protection, but instead to provide competitive advantages to the gaming companies in which the government has interests,” BOS secretary general Gustaf Hoffstedt said. BOS pointed to recent statistics from the Swedish Tax Agency (Skatteverket) which suggested players had shifted to betting on racing amid the suspension of major sporting events, rather than to online casino.It said there had been a 37% month-over-month increase in revenue from betting on racing between March and April, based on returns from the five largest licensed operators in the market. For April, BOS noted, revenue from the vertical had reached its highest since the country’s regulated market opened in January 2019.“These reported figures confirm that players have changed their behaviour as a result of the pandemic,” Hoffstedt said. “There has been a clear shift from betting on sports to betting on horses, while online casino play has not increased, which contrasts what the Minister for Social Security claims.”Hoffstedt added that to establish a responsible and well-functioning market, decisions had to be based on fact.“Misappropriated and inadequately justified restrictions threaten to move gambling from the secure licensed gaming companies to the unlicensed gaming companies, beyond the control that gaming legislation aims to bring about,” he added. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Sweden’s Minister for Social Security Ardalan Shekarabi has put forward an amended set of temporary restrictions on gambling in which he aims to make horse and sports betting exempt from an SEK5,000 weekly deposit limit. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Slot Machines Email Address Regions: Europe Nordics Sweden
The following are slightly edited opening remarks given during the Sept. 24 webinar Women & Gender Oppressed Prisoners, Survival & Resistance. In our global struggle for liberation from capitalism, imperialism, white supremacy and patriarchy, we cannot waver in our determination to ‘Tear Down the Walls’ of human cages. Since the inception of these United States, prisons, jails, migrant detention centers, and psychiatric facilities have been targeting particular populations for genocide. Racist, sexist, homophobic, and anti-poor practices have been codified into law by enslavers and perpetuators of Indigenous genocide. They have been upheld through courts, police and prisons. However, facing physical violence has not always been a given, nor does it have to be. The 1% of the ruling class denies us the right to fight back against a system that seeks to eradicate us. Who are they to deny us the right to fight back?An existential threat to anyone’s life produces a response. When we think about how the only cop who faced legal recourse for the murder of Breonna Taylor was hit with a charge about firing a gun that could have hit neighbor’s property; when we think about the forced sterilizations of migrant women in ICE detention in Georgia; or when we see the righteous anger of mass anti-racist protests in response to the myriad of killings enacted by the state, Workers World Party supports the right of the oppressed to self-defense against racist and anti-LGBTQ2S+ assault. We not only ask for life, we demand it. We cannot look [for change] to the system responsible for our present condition. At every turn it has been codified into law, and perpetuated violence against women and gender-nonconforming people worldwide. But we can look to each other and militantly fight what we’re all facing.An injury to one is an injury to all. And we know justice comes from the people. People are powerful. We’ve seen before the might of our movements’ wins for freedom for friends, family, neighbors, and our class in cages. Struggles and fightbacks in support of the New Jersey 7, the San Antonio 4, CeCe McDonald, Joan [Joanne] Little and the MOVE 9 have seen tremendous wins and proven mass movements as credible threats in resisting our oppressions collectively. The long history of movement struggles around women and gender-oppressed people in prisons has produced many important wins. Supporting the survival and resistance of women and gender oppressed, especially in prisons, creates the opportunities for us to imagine, organize and build a world where harm against us is not a constant threat. Another example of collective movements winning better conditions for us all, including the most oppressed, is the 1975 uprising at the North Carolina Correctional Center for Women in Raleigh that lasted five days. Sparked by a spontaneous sit-in over a range of grievances, the women refused all prison activities and engaged in pitched battles with guards and state police, and ultimately won the shutdown of the laundry where they worked. Many of the women workers incarcerated at NCCC were historically subjected to forced sterilizations at the hands of the state. The 1919 “Act to Benefit the Moral, Mental, or Physical Conditions of Inmates of Penal and Charitable Institutions” directly impacted women and gender-oppressed workers held there and partly fueled what became their militant work stoppage. These sterilization programs were common across the U.S. South, but North Carolina was unique for at least continuing the practice until 1977. The stated purpose of this practice was to enhance the state’s “gene pool” by selectively sterilizing the “abnormal, unintelligent, or mentally disabled,” though it was justified in other ways. (“Dixie Be Damned: 300 Years of Insurrection in the American South,” 2015)Winning better conditions for us all, inside the prison walls and out, can be done by the militant, collective withholding of labor.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Limerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge Twitter Enterprise Support Grant should include older self-employed people Previous articleLiam loses battle for life in TurkeyNext articleLimerick company CycleSafe wins Foróige Best Innovation Award Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie BusinessNewsSanctions ‘really hurt’ embattled Aughinsh ownerBy Staff Reporter – May 17, 2018 968 WhatsApp TAGSAughinishAughinish AluminabusinessCourtlondonOleg Deripaska Email Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic Print Facebook Linkedin Advertisement EMBATTLED Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska, whose firm owns Aughinish Alumina in Limerick, has told a London court that the sanctions imposed on him “could seriously damage” Rusal after admitting that they initially “really hurt” the business. Mr Deripaska was addressing the High Court as he battles Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich over the sale of a stake in Russia’s largest mining company. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The case centres around a decade-old feud with rival Russian billionaire Vladimir Potanin who is trying to buy a stake in Russia’s largest mining company, MMC Norilsk Nickel. The pair have fought for control in the company which operates some of the richest mines in platinum, palladium, and nickel. The court heard that allegations made by the US administration leading to the sanctions were “groundless” and had hurt Rusal, which owns Aughinish Alumina.Shares in Rusal lost almost half of their value since the sanctions were imposed.The imposition of the sanctions lead to grave concern for the 450 jobs at Aughinish, as well as up to 200 contractor jobs.Rusal’s interests could be “seriously damaged” by the sanctions, the Russian billionaire said. Since April, jobs in Limerick have been in jeopardy with Government Ministers, TDs and representatives from Europe lobbying the office of the US treasury department to ease the sanctions and revive the supply chain of alumina.The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) which imposed the measures said that it would work to mitigate the effect of the sanctions on allies and industries that faced “undesired collateral consequences”.On April 6, OFAC gave buyers a deadline of 30 days to receive supplies from Rusal before dealings in dollars were prohibited.Any individual or company that failed to comply would face being shut out of the financial system and any dollars paid to Rusal could be seized.Meetings in Washington were held and while Government officials were said to be “closely monitoring developments”. Some 17 days after the sanctions were imposed, the US Treasury said that it would extend the deadline from 30 days to six months with an option to cease them if Mr Deripaska relinquished control of Rusal.Read similar stories in the Limerick Post Business section. TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow
By Digital AIM Web Support – January 26, 2021 IQVIA to Announce Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2020 Results on February 10, 2021 Facebook Pinterest TAGS Previous articleW. R. Berkley Corporation Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year ResultsNext articleTwo Harbors Investment Corp. Announces Proposed Public Offering of Convertible Senior Notes due 2026 Digital AIM Web Support Twitter Facebook WhatsApp DANBURY, Conn. & RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 26, 2021– IQVIA Holdings Inc. (“IQVIA”) (NYSE:IQV), will announce its fourth-quarter and full-year 2020 financial results before the market opens on Wednesday, February 10, 2021. The IQVIA management team will also host a conference call and webcast at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time on that date. The earnings release and accompanying financial information will be posted on the IQVIA Investor Relations website at http://ir.iqvia.com. To listen to the event and view the presentation slides via webcast, join from the IQVIA Investor Relations website at http://ir.iqvia.com. To participate in the conference call, interested parties must register in advance by clicking on this link. Following registration, participants will receive a confirmation email containing details on how to join the conference call, including the dial-in and a unique passcode and registrant ID. At the time of the live event, registered participants connect to the call using the information provided in the confirmation email and will be placed directly into the call. A replay of the webcast will be available approximately two hours after the conclusion of the live event. To access the webcast recording, visit http://ir.iqvia.com. About IQVIA IQVIA (NYSE:IQV) is a leading global provider of advanced analytics, technology solutions and clinical research services to the life sciences industry. Formed through the merger of IMS Health and Quintiles, IQVIA applies human data science — leveraging the analytic rigor and clarity of data science to the ever-expanding scope of human science — to enable companies to reimagine and develop new approaches to clinical development and commercialization, speed innovation and accelerate improvements in healthcare outcomes. Powered by the IQVIA CORE™, IQVIA delivers unique and actionable insights at the intersection of large-scale analytics, transformative technology and extensive domain expertise, as well as execution capabilities. With approximately 70,000 employees, IQVIA conducts operations in more than 100 countries. IQVIA is a global leader in protecting individual patient privacy. The company uses a wide variety of privacy-enhancing technologies and safeguards to protect individual privacy while generating and analyzing information on a scale that helps healthcare stakeholders identify disease patterns and correlate with the precise treatment path and therapy needed for better outcomes. IQVIA’s insights and execution capabilities help biotech, medical device and pharmaceutical companies, medical researchers, government agencies, payers and other healthcare stakeholders tap into a deeper understanding of diseases, human behaviors and scientific advances, in an effort to advance their path toward cures. IQVIAFIN View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210126005843/en/ CONTACT: Andrew Markwick, IQVIA Investor Relations ([email protected]) +1.973.257.7144Tor Constantino, IQVIA Media Relations ([email protected]) +1.484.567.6732 KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA NORTH CAROLINA CONNECTICUT INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH BIOTECHNOLOGY MANAGED CARE HEALTH PHARMACEUTICAL DATA MANAGEMENT OTHER SCIENCE SCIENCE SOURCE: IQVIA Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 01/26/2021 04:15 PM/DISC: 01/26/2021 04:15 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210126005843/en Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Local NewsBusiness
News UpdatesEnsure Adequate Accommodation To Patients Residing In Night Shelters Outside AIIMS: Delhi HC Directs Delhi’s Urban Shelter Board [Read Order] Karan Tripathi14 May 2020 10:29 PMShare This – xDelhi High Court has directed Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board to ensure, coordinate and facilitate adequate accommodation to patients who are residing in night shelters outside AIIMS and their attendants. The Division Bench of Justice Vipin Sanghi and Justice Rajnish Bhatnagar directed the authorities to look into the aspect of housing the patients and their attendants at…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginDelhi High Court has directed Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board to ensure, coordinate and facilitate adequate accommodation to patients who are residing in night shelters outside AIIMS and their attendants. The Division Bench of Justice Vipin Sanghi and Justice Rajnish Bhatnagar directed the authorities to look into the aspect of housing the patients and their attendants at one or the other facility, keeping in view the situation as it emerges, and also taking note of the fact that some patients may require treatment at AIIMS on a regular/ daily basis, while others may not. Submissions By Delhi Government During the proceedings, Mr Gautam Narayan, who appeared for the Delhi Government, informed the court that the SDM, by an order dated May 11, has already directed for issuance of bus passes to the patients and their attendants – who are housed at Gargi School, to be taken to AIIMS for the purpose of treatment. It was further informed that by the same order, the SDM has also directed for providing the building of Pratibha Primary Co-ed School, Green Park (Pratibha School) for the purpose of using the same as a shelter for the patients and their attendants while maintaining social distancing norms and related aspects. Delhi Government also informed the court that while 57-59 persons who were occupying these shelter homes have already left for their native homes, about 93 more such persons have expressed their desire to go back to their native places. Submissions By AIIMS All India Institute of Medical Sciences informed the court that it could accommodate about 50-60 persons in the hospital’s own Vishram Sadan. Mr Anand Varma, who was appearing for AIIMS, further submitted that the Institute is providing telephonic consultations to patients by fixing the appointments in advance. Moreover, AIIMS is keen to start the OPD in a phased manner, and is hoping that in the next two weeks, it would restart its OPD services in a limited way at least. It was informed by Mr Varma that AIIMS is providing all the necessary treatments to patients in emergency and is also providing Chemotherapy to Cancer patients as and when required. Observations of the Court The court expressed its satisfaction over the fact that AIIMS has started providing medicines through its Pharmacy. The court also directed Radha Swami Satsang, Beas, to continue the arrangement of providing special diets to the patients as long as the same is required. The court also appreciated the Petitioner, Rachna Malik, for making useful contribution to the matter. The order has come in a PIL moved by Karan Seth wherein the Petitioner was represented by Senior Advocate Darpan Wadhwa, and Advocates Arjun Syal and Manjira DasguptaClick Here To Download Order[Read Order] Next Story
Joe Raedle/Getty Images(PARKLAND, Fla.) — Wednesday marked a “bittersweet day” for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students who returned to class for the first time since the February massacre, the superintendent said.“Everyone’s glad to get back and be reunited,” Broward County Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie said at a news conference Wednesday morning. “But it’s six months away from the tragedy, which feels like it happened just yesterday.”Seventeen students and staff were killed in the Valentine’s Day mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas. The alleged shooter, a former student, was arrested.“A lot of emotions going on,” Runcie continued Wednesday. “It’s still a challenging time for many of the students and faculty.”The district is providing “an enormous amount of support” to returning students, according to the superintendent, including counselors, social workers, behavior therapists and therapy dogs.Ahead of the new school year, security at Stoneman Douglas was “significantly enhanced,” Runcie said, including permanently doubling security staff, updating and adding more surveillance cameras and adding and upgrading intercom systems.More fences were also added and classroom doors will now lock automatically, he said.Beyond Stoneman Douglas, the school district is increasing the number of mental health counselors and social workers and enhancing its threat assessment teams, the superintendent said.Runcie stressed that the more important element is to have “discipline around how we enforce protocols at the school.” Manning the campus gates when they are open and locking the gates when school is in session are part of it.Although the district now plans to hold active assailant drills at least once a month at its schools, Runcie said, Stoneman Douglas students will be notified ahead of time about the drills that may bring up traumatic memories.As Stoneman Douglas sophomore Lauren Hogg returns to class, she told ABC News’ “Start Here” podcast that school is “never going to be normal again.”Hogg, 15, is one of the Stoneman Douglas students-turned-activists who launched a youth-led movement to push for gun reform.“I wish we didn’t have to experience this new normal,” Hogg said. “I can’t help but constantly think about not only myself and my friends at my school, but constantly thinking about my friends at other schools who don’t have as many safety precautions as we now do, and I worry about them.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
The Malvernian igneous complex of the Malvern Hills consists mainlyof plutonic rocks and their locally deformed equivalents. The igneous rocks are calc-alkaline and range from ultra mafic diorite to granite in composition, although diorite and tonalite are the most abundant rock types. A Rb-Sr whole-rock isochron plot for representative samples yields an age of 681 ± 53 Ma with an initial 87Sr/86Sr ratio of 0.7049±0.0005(2σ errors).This is interpreted as the age of crystallization of the igneous complex, and the relatively low initial 87Sr/86Sr ratio is considered to preclude a long crustal history for the source region. The Malvernian complex is thus regarded as a late Precambrian addition to the crust. It has been compared on geological grounds with the Johnston Complex and the Stanner-Hanter Complex, and isotopic ages between 640 and 700 Ma for all these complexes indicate that they may represent the earliest phase of igneous activity in the evolution of continental crust below England and Wales.
Image: Hess Infrastructure Partners to be acquired by Hess Midstream Partners. Photo: courtesy of Hess Corporation. Hess Midstream Partners has agreed to acquire Hess Infrastructure Partners from Hess and Global Infrastructure Partners in a deal valued around $6.2bn.The deal also includes Hess Infrastructure Partner’s 80% stake in Hess Midstream Partners’ oil and gas midstream assets, its water services business along with outstanding economic general partner interest and incentive distribution rights (IDRs).Hess Midstream Partners is a master limited partnership (MLP) that was created to own, operate, develop and acquire various types of midstream assets to provide services to Hess and third-party customers. The MLP’s assets are located mainly in the Bakken and Three Forks shale plays in the Williston Basin area of North Dakota.Activities of Hess Infrastructure PartnersHess Infrastructure Partners, on the other hand, owns certain operating companies that offer a range of midstream oil and natural gas services in the Bakken and Three Forks shale plays. The company also owns a 100% stake in the general partner of Hess Midstream Partners.Transaction will create a large-scale midstream firm called Hess Midstream, valued at more than $7.25bnThe acquisition of Hess Infrastructure Partners is expected to transform Hess Midstream Partners from a small-cap MLP into a large-scale midstream firm called Hess Midstream with an enterprise value of more than $7.25bn.Hess Midstream Partners chief financial officer Jonathan Stein said: “This accretive transaction provides a more attractive long term growth platform for our portfolio.“We can continue to generate strong free cash flow growth and fund our capital program and consistent 15% distribution per unit growth at an increased coverage level with conservative leverage and no need for equity funding to meet our targeted growth.”As per the transaction terms, Hess Midstream Partners will assume nearly $1.15bn of Hess Infrastructure Partners’ existing debt and will issue nearly 230 million of its shares plus a cash consideration of around $550m to Hess and GIP collectively.Hess plans to use the cash proceeds from the deal to fund its activities in Guyana and the Bakken Formation in the US.Hess CEO John Hess said: “This transaction is compelling for all parties involved and was unanimously approved by each company’s board of directors.“It simplifies the ownership structure of Hess Midstream, provides transparency on the value of Hess’ midstream interests, and positions Hess Midstream for sustainable growth and value creation as a large-scale, publicly traded midstream company accessible to a broad range of investors.”Subject to regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions, the transaction is likely to be closed in the fourth quarter of this year. The acquisition of Hess Infrastructure Partners by Hess Midstream Partners is expected to create a large-scale midstream firm with an enterprise value of more than $7.25bn
Back to overview,Home naval-today USS John C. Stennis Departments Achieve Excellence Departments earned these awards by achieving superior levels of readiness during training and inspections.Stennis earned 12 departmental efficiency awards for 2013: the Air Yellow “E,” Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Black “E,” Damage Control Red “DC,” Deck White Crossed Anchors with Black “D,” Environmental Protection Energy and Conservation Award, Health Services Blue “M,” Navigation White Ship’s Wheel, Reactor Red “E,” Safety Green “S,” Security Black “S,” Supply Blue “E,” and Carrier Maintenance Purple “E.”These awards will be represented by the designated letter and color being painted on the side of the ships super structure“to safely and efficiently execute our demanding mission, it takes an incredible amount of professionalism, technical expertise and pure old-fashioned hard work,” said Cmdr. Darren Guenther, the head of Stennis’ Air Department, also known as the Air Boss. “Our Sailors strive for excellence every day and I’m incredibly proud of them.”Stennis is currently undergoing a Docking Planned Incremental Availability (DPIA) maintenance period at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility.[mappress]Press Release, March 3, 2014, 2014; Image: Wikimedia View post tag: Navy March 3, 2014 View post tag: USS USS JOHN C STENNISCommander, Naval Air Forces Pacific and Commander, Naval Air Forces (COMNAVAIRFOR) awarded aircraft carrier departmental awards to multiple departments aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) Feb. 24. View post tag: Departments View post tag: achieve View post tag: John View post tag: Excellence USS John C. Stennis Departments Achieve Excellence View post tag: News by topic Authorities View post tag: Naval View post tag: C. View post tag: Stennis Share this article