Germans say no to beefing up euro fund

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BCLC interim chief executive to step down

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 26th November 2020 | By Robert Fletcher The announcement comes after the BCLC in September revealed that measures implemented during the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic led to a decline in revenue for its 2019-20 fiscal year. BCLC interim chief executive to step down The BCLC said that its board will now seek to appoint a new interim president and chief executive while Lightbody continues his medical leave. Topics: People moves Management Regions: British Columbia Canadian provincial lottery operator the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) has announced that Greg Moore will step down as its interim president and chief executive in January. Managementcenter_img Moore took on the temporary roles in September last year after Jim Lightbody began medical leave to undergo cancer treatment and recovery. Read the full story on iGB North America. “On behalf of the board of directors, I would like to thank Greg for the incredible contribution he has made to help redefine BCLC’s approach to business and corporate culture,” BCLC board chair Peter Kappel said. Tags: BCLC Moore will step down on 15 January in order to pursue a new opportunity in the private sector. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Addresslast_img read more

One year to go until the Commonwealth Games

first_imgPENICUIK, SCOTLAND – JULY 17: (EDITORS NOTE: IMAGES STRICTLY EMBARGOED FROM ANY FORM OF PRINT, BROADCAST OR ONLINE USE UNTIL 00.01 BST ON TUESDAY JULY 23, 2013) Soldiers from the Royal Highland Fusiliers form a giant number one to mark one year until the 2014 Commomwealth Games on July 17, 2013 in Penicuik,Scotland. The 23rd of July marks one year to go until the opening of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. More information about activities and events to mark one year to go at www.glasgow2014.com/press-releases. (Photo by Getty Images) As it stands England are the only side form the UK and Ireland to win a Commonwealth medal at sevens, taking silver in the 2006 Games in Melbourne. Can one of the home nations go on to win the whole thing and break the All Black streak next year?Read the IRB Sevens Player of the Year in 2009, Ollie Phillips dissect the recent Sevens World Cup in the September edition of Rugby World – out now! “I have been to Ibrox a couple of times to watch Aberdeen get beaten by Rangers and I’ve been to see an Old Firm match there. That was Ibrox at its best and we would love to have it as busy as that and with a slightly different, but just as impressive atmosphere. Everything now is geared towards that.”The whole Scotland squad have also been getting involved with the local community in preparation for the Games. Around 70 kids took part in skills sessions with the team last week as part of the ongoing One Year To Go campaign that has athletes from several disciplines introducing children from all over Glasgow to some of the sports they will be able to see next summer at the Commonwealth Games. Commonwealth constants: New Zealand celebrate their fourth Commonwealth title in a row at the Delhi Games, 2010By Alan DymockONE YEAR to go. That’s the word in Scotland as Glasgow prepares to host the 2014 Commonwealth Games.Some of the biggest names in sport will be heading towards Scotland’s west and rugby is no exception, with sevens the game to watch next summer. The tournament – which has been won by New Zealand in all of the previous four Games – begins at Rangers’ Ibrox Stadium on July 26, 2014, and will run over two days.How many years to go?: Scotland is readyTickets go on general release on August 19, with prices beginning at £15. Tickets can be purchased online via the Glasgow 2014 ticketing site and potential spectators must fill out a ticket application form.Scotland captain Colin Gregor took some time out from his preparation for the upcoming HSBC World Sevens Series, which begins in Australia in October, to speak to Rugby World about the big event. The half-back said: “As an entire squad the Scottish lads have a responsibility to do all they can to promote the Commonwealth Games and the One Year To Go campaign has really hit home for me what a special event it is. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Sweet Charity: Role and Workings of Voluntary Organisations

first_img Howard Lake | 5 July 2008 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Law / policy  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Sweet Charity: Role and Workings of Voluntary Organisations 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

Virgin London Marathon 2011 runners raise record £51.8m

first_img 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. Virgin London Marathon 2011 runners raise record £51.8m  18 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 11 September 2011 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Events Research / statistics Runners in this year’s Virgin London Marathon raised £51.8 million for good causes, the most the event has raised to date.Indeed, it is the fifth year in a row that London Marathon runners have broken the Guinness World Record for charity fundraising at a single event:2007 £46.5 million2008 £46.7 million2009 £47.2 million2010 £50.6 million2011 £51.8 millionIt brings the total raised for charitable causes since the race began in 1981 to £557.8 million.This year’s record is impressive because 5% fewer people finished the race compared to 2010 (34,705 and 36,550 respectively).Virgin London Marathon race director David Bedford said: “The fact that this figure increased again for the fifth year in a row, despite having fewer finishers, shows just how committed our runners are to raising funds for good causes. There is no other marathon that comes close to us as an annual fund raising event. In fact, there is no other annual fund raising event worldwide that raises as much money as we do for charities.”The 2012 Virgin London Marathon takes place on 22 April 2012 when the official charities will be the Prostate Cancer Charity and Breast Cancer Care.www.virginlondonmarathon.comlast_img read more

“Father of the Bride” House Ranked No. 2 on a List of “Top Ten Movie Mansions”

first_img A Pasadena colonial style home used in the filming of Steve Martin’s “Father of the Bride” in 1991 ranked number two on a list of the “Top Ten Movie Mansions,” according to a list compiled by Homes.com that was released today.Built in 1925, the five-bedroom, four bath home was also used in the 1995 sequel “Father of the Bride II” in 1995 and in 2005 “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,” starring the late Bernie Mac.The house has a spacious backyard, according to Homes.com, complete with an arbor that was built specifically for “Father of the Bride’s” wedding scene, which was also used in the “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” vow renewal scene.The number one ranked home as the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, N.C., used for the 1994 family film, “Richie Rich,” starring Macauley Culkin as the richest boy in the world.Touted as the world’s largest home, the Biltmore Estate has 250 rooms. It was built by George Vanderbilt in 1895 and is still family-owned. It is open to the public for tours year-round and is especially known for its Christmas décor.A Santa Barbara mansion used in Al Pacino’s 1989 film, “Scarface” was ranked number six on Homes.com’s list. Built in Built in 1906, the almost 10,000 square foot, Roman-style mansion, features dramatic landscaping with a pool and fountains both inside and outside.From affordable houses to luxurious estates, condos and more, Homes.com features more than four million property listings and a user-friendly format. Visitors to the Homes.com blog will find a collection of content and posts on DIY projects, painting, gardening and more.For more information about Homes.com go to http://www.homes.com or blog.homes.com. Community News Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS HerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautycenter_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Subscribe around town 6 “Father of the Bride” House Ranked No. 2 on a List of “Top Ten Movie Mansions” From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 | 10:37 am Business News 11 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News last_img read more

COVID-19 restrictions result in reduced exercise and physical activity for people…

first_imgPhoto by Arek Adeoye on Unsplash TO mark this year’s World Osteoporosis Day, which takes place on Tuesday 20th October, the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP) have partnered with Teva to raise awareness around the importance of movement for those aged 65+ during the ongoing pandemic.Recent research, conducted by Teva, has revealed that more than a quarter (28%) of those aged 65+ claim that the COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on their ability to exercise while one in seven (14%) stating that the pandemic has impacted negatively upon their ability to gain access to support services. Exercise plays a vital role in bone health and osteoporosis prevention and treatment, making it even more important that people aged 65+ are able to remain physically active at this time.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Commenting ahead of World Osteoporosis Day 2020, ISCP President Gay Peart-Murphy said, “This year more than ever it is vital that we remind the general public of the important role that physical exercise plays in the maintenance of bone health.“We know from working in close contact with our physiotherapists in the field that the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions have put increased pressure on people who are living with osteoporosis in Ireland.“The network of physiotherapists in Ireland are very concerned about this and are developing telehealth systems, through which they can keep in close contact with their patients, if they cannot see them face to face.”Yvonne Neeson, Senior Product Manager said, “At TEVA we hope that by highlighting the importance of maintaining levels of physical activity at all ages, we will raise public awareness about how we can support bone health and prevent conditions like osteoporosis in future generations.“This World Osteoporosis Day is like no other in that it is taking place at a time that people living with osteoporosis in Ireland need access to care and services like physiotherapy more than ever.”Maria McGrath, Senior Orthopaedic Physiotherapist, Tallaght University Hospital said “We anticipate an increase in falls and fractures presenting to the hospital as a result of prolonged cocooning in the over 65 population.“Inability to engage in usual physical and social activities will result in reduced muscle mass, reduced balance and reduced bone density over time. It is vital to continue to move in your home, in your garden, in your parks and especially on your stairs (where safe) to maintain muscle mass, balance reactions and strong bones.”Sinead Curran, a private practice physiotherapist who runs osteoporosis and osteopenia group classes commented on how the pandemic has affected her patients: “Six months without any activity can have a huge impact on muscle, strength, bone density, balance and increased risk of falling and potential fractures. I found that once I moved my classes online, participation dropped approximately 50% between March – August.“Since going back to classes in the clinic we have noticed a loss of muscle strength and co-ordination in those who didn’t engage with exercise over the five-month period.”It is estimated that there are currently almost 300,000 people in Ireland living with osteoporosis with only 15% of people diagnosed.  Of those living with osteoporosis inIreland, one in four men and one in two women over 50 will develop a fracture due to the condition during their lifetime. iiiSinead Curran went on to add, “One of the biggest reasons for people not engaging in physical activity is fear of exercise and fear of falling. It’s important to not be afraid of exercise, just start slowly. If you are unsure about what to do, have a chat with a chartered physiotherapist or your GP. Any decreases in muscle, strength, bone density and balance that may have occurred over the last few months can be reversed. It will take time but it’s never too late to start exercising”Worldwide, osteoporosis causes more than 8.9 million fractures annually, resulting in an osteoporotic fracture every three seconds. Facebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Twitter WhatsApp Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Advertisement Printcenter_img Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Linkedin Email TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostOsteoporosis LimerickNewsCOVID-19 restrictions result in reduced exercise and physical activity for people living with osteoporosisBy Staff Reporter – October 20, 2020 204 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleGeorgian Limerick demo projects to get underwayNext articleLimerick Post Show | Branar brings Rockin’ the Classroom to Limerick Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie last_img read more

Breaking: Former Mumbai Police Chief Param Bir Singh Moves Supreme Court Seeking CBI Probe Against Anil Desmukh, Challenges His Transfer

first_imgTop StoriesBreaking: Former Mumbai Police Chief Param Bir Singh Moves Supreme Court Seeking CBI Probe Against Anil Desmukh, Challenges His Transfer LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK22 March 2021 2:21 AMShare This – xFormer Mumbai Police chief Param Bir Singh has moved the Supreme Court seeking CBI investgiation in the alleged corrupt malpractices of Anil Deshmukh, Home Minister of Government of Maharashtra.Singh, who was shunted out as Mumbai Police Commissioner in the wake of Antilia bomb scare case, has also challenged the Government’s Order transferring him from the post of Mumbai…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?LoginFormer Mumbai Police chief Param Bir Singh has moved the Supreme Court seeking CBI investgiation in the  alleged corrupt malpractices of  Anil Deshmukh, Home Minister of Government of Maharashtra.Singh, who was shunted out as Mumbai Police Commissioner in the wake of Antilia bomb scare case, has also challenged the Government’s Order transferring him from the post of Mumbai Police Commissioner.The cop’s explosive letter to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackarey raising allegations against Deshmukh, which found its way to the press on Saturday, has put the Maha Vikas Agadi government in a spot.Singh has submitted in the petition that Home Minister Anil Deshmukh had been holding meetings in February, 2021 at his residence with police officers including Sachin Vaze of Crime Intelligence Unit, Mumbai and Shri Sanjay Patil, ACP Social Service Branch, Mumbai, bypassing their seniors and had instructed them that he had a target to accumulate Rs. 100 crores every month and had directed to collect money from various establishments and other sources.  “It is reliably learnt that on or about 24th/25th August 2020, one Rashmi Shukla, the Commissioner Intelligence, State Intelligence Department had brought to the notice of the Director General of Police, who in turn brought it to the knowledge of the Addl Chief Secretary Home Department, Government of Maharashtra about corrupt malpractices in postings / transfers by Shri Anil Deshmukh based on telephonic interception”, the plea says.. Singh has alleged that Anil Deshmukh had been interfering in various investigations and was instructing the police officers to conduct the same in a particular manner as desired by him. “Each such act of Shri Anil Deshmukh in abuse of the official position of the Home Minister, whether in calling and directly instructing the police officers of lower rank such as Shri Vaze or Shri Patil for his malicious intent of extorting money from establishments across Mumbai and from other sources, or whether in interfering in the investigations & directing the same to be conducted in a particular manner, or whether indulging in corrupt malpractices in posting / transfers of officers, cannot be countenanced or justified in any democratic State. Fair CBI investigation is thus warranted in each of such acts of Shri Anil Deshmukh in abuse of the official position of theHome Minister”.It is also submitted that he had brought the aforesaid fact in the knowledge of the senior leaders and the Chief Minister of the Government of Maharashtra. Immediately thereafter, on 17.03.2021 an Order vide Notification of the Home Department bearing no. IPS-2021/Vol.No.107/Pol-1 was issued, by virtue of which, the Petitioner herein was transferred from the post of the Police Commissioner of Mumbai to the Home Guard Department in an arbitrary and illegal manner without the completion of the minimum fixed tenure of two years.The transfer of the petitioner in the aforesaid circumstances is for reasons smeared with malice. Such transfer followed by adverse media publicity by said Shri Anil Deshmukh, is in violation of Article 14 and 21 of the Constitution of India, in teeth of the law laid down  in T.S.R. Subramanian v. Union of India, reported in (2013) 15 SCC 732, and in clear non-compliance with the provisions of Indian Police Service (Cadre) Rules, 1954 as amended in 2014. Further, the transfer of the Petitioner is also contrary to the law laid down in T.P. Senkumar v. Union of India, reported in (2017) 6 SCC 801 wherein it was held that transfer of an officer from a sensitive tenure post requires serious consideration and good reasons that can be tested. Petitioner submitted that he is being merely made a scapegoat in the entire episode relating to Antilia bomb scare with oblique purposes and sinister motives, merely on speculations, conjectures and surmises.The decision to transfer the Petitioner from his posting as the Commissioner of Police, Mumbai is more of a political move with oblique purposes and sinister motives. It is submitted that the Petitioner was leading various important investigations and was at the cusp of unearthing startling discoveries.Singh submitted that  the Government of Maharashtra has already withdrawn consent for CBI investigations into the offences within the State of Maharashtra. Therefore, there is no other equally efficacious and expedient remedy save and except seeking such directions the writ petition filed under Article 32 of the Constitution of India. 
Prayers (a) Issue a writ of mandamus or any other appropriate writ, order or direction directing the Respondent No. 2 Central Bureau of Investigation to immediately conduct unbiased, uninfluenced, impartial and fair investigation in the various corrupt malpractices of Shri Anil Deshmukh, the Home Minister of Government of Maharashtra;(b) Issue any appropriate writ, order or direction to quash and set aside the Order concerning the transfer of the Petitioner from the post of Police Commissioner, Mumbai as illegal and arbitrary, in violation of Articles 14 and 21 of the Constitution of India, for each of the grounds namely for being without the completion of the minimum fixed tenure of two years in teeth of the law laid down in T.S.R. Subramanian v. Union of India, reported in (2013) 15 SCC 732, in clear non-compliance with the provisions of Indian Police Service (Cadre) Rules, 1954 as amended in 2014, and being contrary to the law laid down in T.P. Senkumar v. Union of India, reported in (2017) 6 SCC 801 wherein it was held that transfer of an officer from a sensitive tenure post requires serious consideration and good reasons that can be tested; (c) Issue appropriate orders or directions to safeguard the petitioner from any further coercive steps apprehended in the retaliation for laying bare the corrupt malpractices of Shri Anil Deshmukh, the Home Minister of the Government of Maharashtra;The Writ Petition has been filed through Abhinay, Advocate on Record and is drawn by Advocate Utsav Trivedi of TAS Law.Next Storylast_img read more

Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday March 5th

first_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Harps come back to win in Waterford Pinterest AudioHomepage BannerNewsPlayback Twitter Facebook By News Highland – March 5, 2019 Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday March 5th:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/05news.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday March 5th Google+center_img Facebook FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleTwo Donegal settlements on latest Revenue defaulters listNext articleFT Report: Longford Town 1 v 0 Cockhill Celtic News Highland Twitter Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty last_img read more

Spectral UV measurements over Europe within the Second European Stratospheric Arctic and Midlatitude Experiment activities

first_imgIn the frame of the Second European Stratospheric Arctic and Midlatitude Experiment an intensive program of spectral measurements of global solar UV radiation was organized at several European sites, extending from middle latitudes to the Arctic Circle, in March 1995. Before starting the intensive measurements, a 2-day intercomparison was performed at each site with a traveling spectrophotometer to ensure consistency and comparability between the instruments and their measurements during the period of the study. The collected data were used to investigate the variability of solar ultraviolet irradiances at high and middle latitudes during a period of considerably varying ozone levels. The ratio of the UV erythemal irradiance to UVA irradiance was used to exclude the interference of clouds and other wavelength independent factors. Finally, a simple statistical analysis of the data showed that the variability of UV erythemal dose due to clouds can be at least of similar importance to that induced by the variability of total ozone.last_img read more