Kindred bolsters US online casino offering with Scientific

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Kindred Group has enhanced its online casino service offering in the US by entering into a new partnership with Scientific Games.Under the agreement, Kindred will now benefit from full functionality with the Scientific Open Gaming System (OGS) and Open Platform System (OPS).The move will grant Kindred access to a range of online gaming content, as well as various back-end functionality for its platforms.Kindred, which in June launched its Unibet brand in New Jersey via a partnership with the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City, said that the arrangement with Scientific will help strengthen its presence in the state.Read the full story on iGB North America.Image: Famartin Regions: US New Jersey 7th August 2019 | By contenteditor Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Casino & games Tags: Online Gambling Kindred bolsters US online casino offering with Scientific Email Address Topics: Casino & games Tech & innovation Kindred Group has enhanced its online casino service offering in the US by entering into a partnership with Scientific Games. The operator will now benefit from full Open Gaming System and Open Platform System functionality.last_img read more

FDJ sees growth stopped by Covid-19 in Q1

first_img Regions: Europe Western Europe France AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Finance Tags: Mobile Online Gambling French gaming giant La Française des Jeux (FDJ) has reported a 5.4% year-on-year decline in stakes, and 0.9% decline in revenue, for the first quarter of 2020. French gaming giant La Française des Jeux (FDJ) has reported a 5.4% year-on-year decline in stakes, and 0.9% decline in revenue, for the first quarter of 2020.The operator said it had enjoyed strong momentum in the early months of the year, which had been checked by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, with France going into lockdown from 16 March.Since then, FDJ has seen stakes fall by almost 60%, with amounts wagered on lotteries down by more than 40%, excluding the Amigo lottery game, which has been suspended since 19 March.Sports betting handle, meanwhile, has fallen almost 95% since major sports around the world were postponed. This contributed to total stakes for the quarter falling 5.4% to €4.11bn.Lotteries still contributed the vast majority, at €3.33bn, though this was down 1.5% from Q1 2019. Draw-based game sales declined 2.0% to €1.31bn, with instant win sales down 1.2% to €2.03bn.Amounts wagered on sports betting suffered the biggest year-on-year decline in Q1, falling 18.1% to €766.5m.Looking at stakes by channel, the biggest decline was predictably seen in retail – which nevertheless still accounted for the majority of the company total. Amounts wagered across FDJ’s retail network was down 6.5% to €3.80bn, while digitalised stakes – comprising online and retail stakes placed via apps – fell 1.2% to €823.4m.FDJ, which has projected a total impact of up to €192m on revenue and a €50m reduction in earnings as a result of the pandemic. For one month of lockdown alone, beginning from 16 March and going into Q2, the impact on revenue is expected to be around €100m.Looking at Q1 in isolation however, the operator paid out €2.77bn in player winnings, down 6.4%, leaving gross gaming revenue of €1.33bn, down 3.1% year-over-year. Its contribution to public levies declined to €837.6m.FDJ’s net gaming revenue from other sports betting activities – which appears to be its B2B operations – was up 8.6% to €3.9m, while net revenue from its core activities was down 1.1% to €500.7m.Revenue from other activities, meanwhile, was up 9.8% to €10.6m, with the group total falling 0.9% to €511.2m.To mitigate the impact of the pandemic, FDJ has started to implement an action plan through which it aims to save more than €80m – equalling 10% of its annual fixed costs – over the rest of 2020.The operator’s board of directors has also postponed its annual general meeting, originally scheduled for 18 June, and will still pay a dividend for 2019, albeit at a reduced rate of €0.45 per share.With more than €800m in available cash as of 20 April, the operator has not asked to take advantage of state support or temporary furlough schemes. Assuming social distancing measures are relaxed and sporting events return from mid-May, it expects monthly cash burn to be limited to around €10m for May and June.It has also taken out a loan to pay in full the €380m due to the French state for the exclusive operating rights to lottery games in country.To support its retail network, FDJ has provided nearly 3m masks free of charge to its 30,000 points of sale, and is ramping up its responsible gaming safeguards online. This has seen it enhance monitoring of player behaviour, with a view to identifying significant changes in activity during lockdown, and ramped up responsible gambling messaging.Finally, the operator has donated €1m to the Tous unis contre le virus Alliance, and the FDJ foundation has proved a €200,000 to the anti-poverty and discrimination charity Secours Populaire Français.“Since the beginning of this unprecedented health crisis, the FDJ Group has strengthened its mobilisation to limit the effects on the company, its employees and its stakeholders in a spirit of responsibility and solidarity,” FDJ chair and chief executive Stéphane Pallez explained. “The exceptional situation is already having very significant effects on the company’s activity.“That is why we have decided to draw up a substantial cost-savings plan to limit the impact on the company’s results while preserving its ability to resume all of its activities as soon as possible. At the same time, we are continuing to take practical initiatives in support of our stakeholders, and above all our retailers.” Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address 21st April 2020 | By contenteditor Topics: Finance Lottery Sports betting Strategy FDJ sees growth stopped by Covid-19 in Q1last_img read more

Video: Presiding Bishop’s World Refugee Day message

first_img This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA June 15, 2017 at 1:25 pm To ask the members of our denomination to blindly ignore the theological and historical reality of the nature and purpose of Islam is a mistake. To assume that an ideology committed to our destruction is harmless and that the ill intent originating from that belief system is limited to a few radicalized elements is naive. The influx of Islamic immigrants is not without risk. To dismiss the likelihood that this current wave of immigration is connected to a larger Islamic global strategy of infiltration, subversion, non assimilation and conquest would be foolish. I suggest that we cautiously, prayerfully and thoughtfully approach this issue in a more critical and deliberate manner. Rector Martinsville, VA Pjcabbiness says: Jawaharlal Prasad says: Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Refugees Migration & Resettlement, AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Comments (6) Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group June 15, 2017 at 5:04 pm I appreciate the hermeneutic, theology, and humanity that underlie this message and I thank our Primate Michael for expressing them. I am saddened however by the omission of a confession regarding our part in making refugees of others in World War II, our Japanese-American sisters and brothers and the Jews we turned away from our shores. We have much to atone for. Rector Albany, NY Tony Oberdorfer says: Bill Louis says: Posted Jun 15, 2017 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID June 17, 2017 at 10:32 am I understand the concerns expressed by PJ and Bill. Certain communities do not integrate or assimilate easily and hence, there can be a genuine concern. Children of immigrants who grew up studying in a Western educational system indulge in terrorism as in England, France, etc. – this does not help build any confidence. A powerful group of misguided people have hijacked the teachings of Islam plus the “fight” between Shia and Sunni sects have made matter worse. The politics of Middle East is complex and refugees find that their lives and freedom are well protected in democratic countries (West, India, etc.). It is an irony what while Muslims can practice their religion freely in democratic countries, non Muslims face considerable difficulty practicing their faith in Islamic countries.As a country, US is remarkable in many ways. It is still one country where refugees are welcomed thereby expressing a genuine belief in human dignity, justice and compassion. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ June 16, 2017 at 7:41 am Thank you PJ for pointing out what everyone seems to want to ignore. I am NOT willing to join with those that want to take blind risks for the “sake of God’s children.”. I have children and grandchildren that I am very concerned about when it comes to those kind of risks. I will feel mulch more comfortable if and when the incoming refugees are properly vetted and when I see those in the refugee communities “saying something when they see something”. The vivid examples of violence against women, LGBTQ and Christians in Eroupe and Scandinavia should give enough pause to anyone who wants to blindly let these people into our country. Why are the oil rich middle Eastern counties not taking in refugees? The never ending Progressive agenda of the Episcopal Diocese is tiring ro say the least. Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Hopkinsville, KY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Tags [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] “In the name of Mary, Joseph and the Lord Jesus, aid all refugees today, for most of the refugees like the Holy Family themselves, are families, and most are children,” commented Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry in his 2017 World Refugee Day Message. “I invite you to observe June 20 as World Refugee Day to learn more about the crisis and to find ways that you can both pray and help in other ways.”In 2000, the United Nations named June 20 as World Refugee Day, deeming it an annual opportunity to celebrate the resilience and success of the former refugees who bless our communities with their wisdom and irrepressible spirit and to examine the root causes of violence and persecution that force people to flee at an alarming rate.Episcopal Migration Ministries is a ministry of the Episcopal Church, and is one of nine national agencies that work in partnership with the government to resettle refugees in the United States. Episcopal Migration Ministries currently has 31 affiliate offices in 23 states.The Presiding Bishop’s video message is here.Episcopal Migration Ministries toolkitEpiscopal Migration Ministries has prepared a comprehensive toolkit, located here, with ideas and guides for individuals and congregations to observe World Refugee Day on June 20.In 2017, World Refugee Day falls within the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, and one of the toolkit items provides ways to host an Interfaith Panel Discussion & Prayer for refugees followed by an Iftar meal (literally translated to breakfast).“Faith is one of the primary drivers for many involved in the important work of refugee resettlement,” commented the Rev. Canon E. Mark Stevenson, Director of Episcopal Migration Ministries. “We hope, by gathering members of and in communities across this land to eat together and share aspects of their own particular faith traditions regarding welcoming, that we can deepen our relationships and inspire even greater ministry on the local level.”Resources• Find a local World Refugee Day event on this RCUSA list of Nationwide Events• Host a #StandTogether Interfaith Conversation, Prayer and Dinner in honor of World Refugee Day, resources available here • Start a conversation in your congregation and community about how you can be involved in this life-saving work. World Refugee Day bulletin insert here.• Join the Episcopal Public Policy Network to learn more about how you can work with local and elected leaders to support refugees.TranscriptionPresiding Bishop Michael B. Curry 2017 World Refugee Day MessageIn the late 1930s, as the world was on the verge of being plunged into an apocalyptic Second World War, Episcopalians and the Episcopal Church gathered together and began work to resettle those who were refugees fleeing terror in Europe, helping to resettle families, helping to resettle young people, helping to resettle people in this country in safety and security.Since the 1930s, Episcopalians have been involved in the work of resettling families and people who are refugees, some 80,000.At that time, in the 1930s there was a poster that depicted Mary, the baby Jesus, and Joseph. Mary was on the donkey. They were clearly on a journey. They were fleeing Palestine. They were seeking to find safety in Egypt. They were refugees. The poster from the 1930s read, “In the name of these refugees, aid all refugees.”In the name of Mary, Joseph and the Lord Jesus, aid all refugees today, for most of the refugees like the Holy Family themselves, are families, and most are children.I invite you to observe June 20 as World Refugee Day to learn more about the crisis and to find ways that you can both pray and help in other ways.God bless you, God keep you, and you keep the faith. Rector Shreveport, LA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Press Release Service Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Video: Presiding Bishop’s World Refugee Day message Episcopal Migration Ministries toolkit, resources for individuals and congregations Rector Collierville, TN center_img Director of Music Morristown, NJ Comments are closed. Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Tampa, FL World Refugee Day Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Pittsburgh, PA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Featured Jobs & Calls 1:55 Episcopal Migration Ministries, Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ June 15, 2017 at 5:03 pm I would suggest that Pjcabbines take a look at his (I’m just sure this is a guy) Bible again, say his prayers, and join us in taking risks for the sake of God’s precious children Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Submit a Press Release Rector Knoxville, TN Advocacy Peace & Justice, Submit a Job Listing Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Charles M Hawes says: Rector Washington, DC Rector Bath, NC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Events Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Smithfield, NC June 21, 2017 at 4:32 pm PJcabbiness and others are absolutely right. The idiocy of inviting into our country members of a politicized religion dedicated to the destruction and total eradication of Christianity cannot be exaggerated. It is sheer lunacy. Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Christopher Epting says: last_img read more

The Apopka news year in review: An act of kindness keeps…

first_img gudrun Fortner UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 TAGSApopka Senior Chair AerobicsCommissioner Billie DeanGreg JacksonRod Love Previous articleThe Apopka news year in review: A new era begins as Florida Hospital opened its new campusNext articleThe Apopka news year in review: City Council passes ordinance to relax alcohol restrictions Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter 1 COMMENT Reply center_img Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your comment! i am a member of the chair exercise class and i moved to Apopka in July and i really love it, its like it is said not just the exercise, its going out 2 a week with a purpose and be with people who know you and its like a big club, i specially admire and love our teacher Kathryn , she has really good moves for us and makes it fun and her spirit is wonderful, thank you Kathryn and big thank you to Mr. Love, we all love youCookie Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 January 1, 2018 at 5:34 am Editor’s Note: This is the 22nd in a series of 24 articles published by The Apopka Voice in 2017 that were among the most noteworthy. We will post all of them from December 26th until December 31st, and then on Monday, January 1st we will poll our readers and let them decide which is Apopka’s biggest story of 2017.Story #22: How Love saved a local senior exercise classInspirationBy Reggie Connell/Managing Editor of The Apopka VoiceFirst published December 18th, 2017Chair Based Exercises (CBE’s) are hot. It’s a legitimate nationwide trend.Don’t believe me? Google “Chair Based Exercise” and you get 1.6 million references, complete with videos, how-to guides, and classes all over the country.CBE’s have a beneficial effect on maintaining and promoting independence and mobility in older people. The range of improvements demonstrated in research trials, lasting eight weeks or longer, is considerable according to the National Institute on Aging.Apopka has a CBE, it’s called the Apopka Senior Chair Aerobics.On the City of Apopka website, it’s described this way:The City of Apopka offers free chair-based fitness classes for senior citizens at the Fran Carlton Center in Apopka. These classes are sponsored by the Arthritis Foundation and the Senior Resource Alliance and focus on:BalanceMobilityRange of MotionStrengthThe class is appropriate for all fitness and mobility levels. Classes are held on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9-10 a.m.And while that online description is accurate, it only scratches the surface of what this exercise class is, and what it means to its participants.“We started in April of 2014,” said Class Instructor Kathryn Duncan. “In the first class I had one person show up. After that I said a prayer and had 14 show up by the next class. Now we are up to about 50 per class with 70 on the active roster. We grew from word-of-mouth. Friends telling friends about the class. I consider it my ministry.”Greg Jackson, Kathryn Duncan, and Rod Love (left to right) are the catalysts of this Apopka Christmas Tale.And to many of these seniors, it’s more than just an exercise class.“It’s not just for people who can’t move,” said class member Margaret Hess. “It’s great for socialization. We are like a big family here. And it’s fun. It gives us a chance to stretch out twice a week, get out of the house and interact with people.”Sounds like the feel-good story of the Christmas season, right? But then, like many Christmas dramas, there’s a twist.Earlier in the year it was learned by Duncan and the class that funding for this program would not be available for 2018, and the Apopka Chair Senior Aerobics would end unless a Christmas miracle was forthcoming.That’s when a man named Love stepped into the plot.Rod Love, an Apopka businessman and host of the radio show “Let’s Talk About It”, was at the Fran Carlton Center on unrelated business when he heard of the class’s plight.“I learned about it by accident when I was attending a meeting at the Fran Carlton Center,” said Love. “One of the seniors appeared to be saddened that they had received notice that the class was not going to be funded in 2018 by the state. I was just sitting here for a meeting about Gospel Fest.”Love, who bills his radio show as solutions to problems, went into action.Over the course of the next couple of weeks, Love put together a group of donors that included his co-host on the show Greg Jackson and retiring Apopka City Commissioner and Vice Mayor Billie Dean. Then last week at the group’s Christmas party, he and Jackson presented the class with a check to keep them active into 2018.Jackson was honored to be a part of the solution.“Senior citizens are one of our most cherished resources in this community,” said Jackson.  “It’s an honor to help them in any way we can. We stand on the shoulders of these giants who made it possible for us to thrive.”Love was also appreciative to be put in the position to help out.“Sometimes God just puts you in the right place at the right time to do good,” he said. These seniors just touch my heart, and it was my pleasure to keep the class going. They exercise every Tuesday and Thursday. If you are a senior citizen or know that you need to get your Mom or Dad ‘out and about’ and would like to join the class for exercise and/or socialize with them, there is no charge to you. Remember, the older we get, its all about “health, wellness & socialization.”Isn’t it great when love finds a way to provide a story with a happy ending? Merry Christmas Apopka.For more details on the Apopka Senior Chair Aerobics class, contact the Fran Carlton Center.  LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replylast_img read more

Giving Tuesday UK tour gets underway

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  11 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Nottingham (6 August)Cardiff (13 August)Newcastle (20 August)Bristol (August 21)Leeds (2 September)Edinburgh (15 September)Manchester (23 September)Birmingham (29 September)Glasgow (6 October)Belfast (17 October) The campaign in the UK is being led by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) and Blackbaud.John Low, Chief Executive of the Charities Aid Foundation, said:“We’re thrilled that #GivingTuesday is beginning to gather momentum, and we’ve already been met with a lot of enthusiasm, in the charity sector and beyond.“We’re taking the campaign on the road to grow our partner base even larger and make sure we whip up excitement and build support in every single county.“In the US we’ve seen some cities really take the campaign up for themselves – Baltimore alone raising millions of dollars – and we hope to inspire the same spirit of competition among cities over here”. Giving Tuesday UK tour gets underwaycenter_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. Howard Lake | 6 August 2014 | News Giving Tuesday UK, part of the international movement that invites people to give their time, money or voice to charity on the first Tuesday in December each year, will be staging a tour of cities across the UK to spread its message.The Giving Tuesday UK team hope to encourage local charities, groups and businesses to get behind the campaign and start planning for the day, which this year falls on 2 December.Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Giving TuesdayGiving Tuesday has been chosen to follow and contrast with the major pre-Christmas shopping days that have been christened Black Friday and Cyber Monday . It asks people to do one simple charitable act on the day in the run up to Christmas.This is the first year that Giving Tuesday has been promoted in the UK. Already 120 partners have signed up to the campaign. These include RSPCA, Cancer Research UK and RNIB. Founding partner companies include Glamour, Homebase, Argos, Mindshare and Thomson Reuters. UK Fundraising too has supported the campaign in the UK: its editor Howard Lake chaired the launch to UK charities in April.Last year #GivingTuesday brought together 10,000 partners globally, from tiny community groups to huge multi-national corporations like Google and Microsoft. #GivingTuesday also gained the support of over a hundred well-known individuals including Bill Gates, Kevin Bacon and Ringo Starr.UK Giving Tuesday tourThe UK-wide tour has confirmed visits in: Advertisementlast_img read more

South African coal miners face challenges

first_imgAn agreement between the National Union of Mineworkers and coal sector firms ended a more than one-week coal strike involving thousands of employees. Workers returned to their jobs on Oct. 14.Bosses and unions began conciliation talks after reaching a deadlock in negotiations in August. The NUM, which represents 72 percent of the 17,000 employees covered by the deal, had demanded wage increases of as much as 14 percent.On Oct. 9, mining companies including Anglo, Glencore and Exxaro Resources Ltd. presented a revised two-year deal; further changes were made on Oct. 12. The final agreement adds another 750 rand ($56) to 1,000 rand ($74) to monthly wages, retroactive to June.Several factors have contributed to South Africa’s overall economic downturn, including more than two decades of problems within the mining industry. Gold, diamonds, coal, iron ore and platinum mining had turned South Africa under apartheid into the largest industrial center on the African continent.Since the African National Congress took power in 1994, downsizing by the mining industry bosses has resulted in the decline of employed workers from 800,000 to below 500,000.Many gold mines have been closed in South Africa. More gold is now being produced in Africa, China, Australia, the United States, Canada and Latin America. Prior to the 21st century’s first decade, South Africa was the world’s largest gold producer. This situation has changed dramatically over the last decade. Yet South Africa is still the world’s fifth-largest gold producer.Mine owners say mechanization of South Africa’s mining industry is due to “rising production costs.” For more than three decades, militant mine workers seeking improved wages have pressured the ever profit-seeking owners. Consequently, mine owners have instituted massive layoffs, increased workloads and cut real wages to reduce labor costs.Even in the platinum sector, which mines most of that strategic metal globally, thousands of workers have lost their jobs in the last three years. Since the major strike in Marikana in 2012, the platinum sector has experienced major changes. Owners now threaten to lay off up to 35,000 workers. The ANC government has pressured the capitalists not to cut more jobs.Gov’t must nationalize mining industryThe South African Chamber of Mines reports the loss of more than 35,000 mining jobs from 2012 through 2014 — 22,900 in the gold sector, 10,800 at platinum sites and 1,600 in iron ore mines.Despite this crisis, the government will not take control of the mining industry and nationalize it under workers’ control to halt the layoffs and redirect mineral production based on the laboring class’s interests. Such measures would prove popular among the masses, but would prompt a negative response among mine owners, international financial institutions and Western governments.Mining firms have reaped billions of dollars in profits from exploiting African labor for the last 150 years. When workers today demand a greater return on their productivity, owners seek ways to undermine their rights to a decent wage and living standard.Without the working class’s militant organizing and activism, the ANC would not have been able to gain a majority within the nonracial government which took over in 1994. The ANC cannot ignore the plight of union members in the struggle against the bosses without damaging its relations with its popular base.The reduction in commodity prices has led to many global financial problems, particularly in the “emerging economies.” Capitalist states in Europe and North America are concerned by the independent efforts of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa [the BRICS countries], which have proposed the formation of an alternative global lending institution that could challenge the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.Imperialist spending on militarism and bank bailouts in advanced capitalist countries also drain resources that could be reinvested into projects to rebuild cities and improve public services, social programs, education and scientific research. However, it will take a movement of the working class, farmers and the nationally oppressed to reverse the economic policies of the ruling classes, whose primary aims are to increase profits.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Indiana Farm Bureau and FFA Host Advocacy Day

first_img Previous articlePurdue Extension, Agricultural Economics Professor Emeritus DiesNext articleMachinery Pete: Used Equipment Selling Well Indiana Farm Bureau Indiana Farm Bureau and FFA Host Advocacy Day By Indiana Farm Bureau – Feb 17, 2020 SHARE Facebook Twitter Indiana Farm Bureau in conjunction with the Indiana FFA Association hosted an advocacy day at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. More than 150 FFA students from across the state met with more than 30 state legislators to discuss how legislation could affect their future and the future of agriculture.“This year’s FFA Advocacy Day was a tremendous success,” said Katrina Hall, INFB’s director of public policy. “With such a large group of FFA members participating, it highlights how important these students are to the future of agriculture and rural Indiana. The day’s purpose is to help them learn about becoming more engaged in the legislative process and policy discussions as a whole.”The day began with a welcome from Randy Kron, INFB president, who spoke on the importance of grassroots advocacy. Then, the students received advocacy training and were briefed on key issues from the INFB public policy team.During lunch, students heard from Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch. Following her remarks, the group was able to meet with legislators to discuss how policy decisions impact them personally. Their discussions focused on agricultural career and technical education funding and expanding rural broadband.“Advocacy Day allows students to interact with legislators and promote how they really feel about the crucial issues facing agriculture today,” said Dillon Muhlenkamp, Indiana FFA president. “Farm Bureau gives students the knowledge and tools on how to effectively share their stories related to these issues and how to best support agriculture in the state of Indiana.”The students also had the opportunity to network with other leaders in the agriculture industry during the day including representatives from the Indiana State Department of Agriculture and Purdue University Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Farm Bureau and FFA Host Advocacy Day SHARE Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Shannon gets new Paris link with Aer Lingus

first_imgNewsLocal NewsShannon gets new Paris link with Aer LingusBy admin – October 27, 2010 745 Linkedin WhatsApp Aer Lingus’ will commence a new Shannon to Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG) on December 17 next and it has been seen as a significant boost for the airport and the West of Ireland region. The announcement will see Shannon Airport deliver connectivity for the West of Ireland to one of the world’s most important aviation hubs. The new service will have three weekly return flights, with the Aer Lingus website open for bookings with immediate effect.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Email The announcement comes just two weeks after the recent expansion of Aer Lingus Regional’s Shannon Manchester service.Welcoming the decision, Shannon Airport Director Martin Moroney commended Aer Lingus on identifying and taking advantage of the significant demand that exists for services to this important hub.“Given the very significant market demand for services to Paris, we were confident that we would quickly re-establish services to the French capital after Ryanair decided to terminate its long-standing and successful service,” Mr Moroney said. “We are delighted to welcome a new Shannon Charles de Gaulle service from Aer Lingus. Paris is one of the world’s most visited cities and Charles de Gaulle is one of the most important aviation hubs, with onward connectivity to more than 200 non-stop destinations. Along with our existing Aer Lingus services to Heathrow, this ensures that Shannon now has outstanding onward connectivity to all major destinations across the globe.”Shannon Airport Authority Chairman Brian O’Connell said that the ability to secure Aer Lingus services on the route so quickly is a major vote of confidence in the airport and in the region. “Paris Charles de Gaulle offers very significant options for inbound and outbound business and tourism travellers alike and this announcement is a very significant step forward for not just the airport, but for the region as a whole.“We had identified Charles de Gaulle as a target for some time and redoubled our efforts following the announcement that the successful Beauvais service was ceasing operations from the end of this month. We are delighted that Aer Lingus, a valued airline partner at Shannon, has decided to launch a new three times weekly service to Paris.“Considering the extremely challenging global operating environment currently for aviation, this announcement again shows the resilience of Shannon Airport. The airport management team, supported by the Board of Shannon Airport Authority, and by the Dublin Airport Authority, is working extremely hard at building on our existing network and we are confident that we will be able to announce further new services over the coming months.” “We would now encourage tourism and business development agencies to get behind this new Paris service and maximise it for the benefit of the region.”Aer Lingus staff member Stacey Browne and director of Shannon Airport, Martin Moroney at the announcement of the new Shannon to Paris CDG flights. Previous articleEast Clare targeted by handbag thievesNext articleLimerick man appointed Bishop of Orlando admin Advertisement Facebook Print Twitterlast_img read more

Limerick to bid for European Capital of Culture 2020

first_imgWhatsApp “The aim of the National City of Culture Initiative is to deliver a programme of cultural events and engagement in a city for one year, which also has a longer-term positive impact. The growth in visitor numbers to Limerick indicates the excellent Limerick cultural infrastructure that exists and the level of community participation. Limerick City of Culture 2014 has therefore set the seed for using culture as a driver for the city and county both socially and economically and we have embraced the European dimension of artistic and cultural life through the programme delivered in 2014,” Ms. Cotter Coughlan added. Previous articleFREE Music Industry Workshop from FMC tomorrow morningNext article#review Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott Live at the Big Top, Limerick Milk Market Guest Writerhttp://www.limerickpost.ie “In bidding for the designation of European Capital of Culture 2020, Limerick wishes to maintain the climate of support for culture that has been achieved in 2014 thereby giving culture a real chance over a six-year period to help in delivering the economic, social and cultural benefits for the city,” she said. Explaining the background to the bid, Josephine Cotter Coughlan, Director of Community, Arts, Culture and Emergency Services, Limerick City and County Council said: Advertisement Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live by Aoife [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Limerick City and County Council has announced plans to bid for Limerick City to be given the title of European Capital of Culture 2020.The Council confirmed that a local steering group, led by the local authority and comprising community, business interests and public representatives will be set up to oversee preparations for a bid proposal.The European Capital of Culture initiative is one of the most prestigious and visible European cultural awards in the EU, and is awarded on the strength of an exceptional programme of events to a city. It’s also awarded on the strength of co-operation shown locally in the field of culture that promotes a lasting dialogue at European level.The call for the bid to become European Capital of Culture has not yet been formally announced but the 2020 designation will be given to both Ireland and Croatia. The designated city/region is expected to be announced in early 2016. WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Linkedin TAGS2020European Capital of Culture 2020IrelandJosephine Cotter CoughlanlimerickLimerick City and County CouncilLimerick City of Culture 2014National City of Culture Initiative Printcenter_img Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival NewsCommunityLimerick to bid for European Capital of Culture 2020By Guest Writer – November 5, 2014 809 Twitter Facebook Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Closing date for receipt of tenders is Monday, 15th December 2014 at 12 noon with further information on www.etenders.gov.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Email Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

[Transfer Of Property Act] Protection U/s 53A Available To Person Put In Possession And Has Agreement Of Lease In His Favour: SC [Read Judgment]

first_imgTop Stories[Transfer Of Property Act] Protection U/s 53A Available To Person Put In Possession And Has Agreement Of Lease In His Favour: SC [Read Judgment] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK17 Aug 2020 3:03 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court has observed that protection under Section 53A of the Transfer of Property Act, 1882 is available to a person who is put in possession pursuant to an agreement of lease in his favour though no lease has been executed and registered.In this case, the Government acquired a land which belonged to Gaon Sabha Luhar Heri, Delhi. M/s. K.C. Sharma & Co. claimed compensation on…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?LoginThe Supreme Court has observed that protection under Section 53A of the Transfer of Property Act, 1882 is available to a person who is put in possession pursuant to an agreement of lease in his favour though no lease has been executed and registered.In this case, the Government acquired a land which belonged to Gaon Sabha Luhar Heri, Delhi. M/s. K.C. Sharma & Co. claimed compensation on the ground that the land was given to them on lease by Gaon Sabha. They claimed that, as the land was not fit for cultivation, it was granted on lease to them by the Gaon Sabha to remove the “shora” and to make the land fit for cultivation. The Civil Court, which heard the reference in this regard, held that KC Sharma & Co were entitled for compensation to the extent of 87% and remaining 13% is to be paid to the panchayat/Gaon Sabha.  Later, a suit was filed by the Government seeking a declaration to the effect that this judgment and decree is obtained by playing fraud. The suit was decreed by the Trial Court which was later set aside by the High Court.Agreeing with the High Court view, the bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan, R. Subhash Reddy and MR Shah observed:”It is fairly well settled that fraud has to be pleaded and proved. More so, when a judgment and decree passed earlier by the competent court is questioned, it is necessary to plead alleged fraud by necessary particulars and same has to be proved by cogent evidence. There cannot be any inference contrary to record. As the evidence on record discloses that fraud, as pleaded, was not established, in absence of any necessary pleading giving particulars of fraud, we are of the view that no case is made out to interfere with the well reasoned judgment of the High Court.”Another contention taken by the appellant was that,in absence of any lease deed executed by the Gram Panchayat in favour of the respondents, at best it can be treated as a licence for removal of “shora” only and same cannot be treated as a lease.In this regard, the bench noted Section 53A of Transfer of Property Act which deals with doctrine of part performance. The said provision reads as follows: “Where any person contracts to transfer for consideration any immoveable property by writing signed by him or on his behalf from which the terms necessary to constitute the transfer can be ascertained with reasonable certainty, and the transferee has, in part performance of the contract, taken possession of the property or any part thereof, or the transferee, being already in possession, continues in possession in part performance of the contract and has done some act in furtherance of the contract, and the transferee has performed or is willing to perform his part of the contract, then, notwithstanding that  where there is an instrument of transfer, that the transfer has not been completed in the manner prescribed therefor by the law for the time being in force, the transferor or any person claiming under him shall be debarred from enforcing against the transferee and persons claiming under him any right in respect of the property of which the transferee has taken or continued in possession, other than a right expressly provided by the terms of the contract: Provided that nothing in this section shall affect the rights of a transferee for consideration who has no notice of the contract or of the part performance thereof.” The bench, while dismissing the appeal, observed:”It is clearly held by this Court that defence under Section 53A of the Transfer of Property Act, 1882 is available to a person who has agreement of lease in his favour though no lease has been executed and registered. Similar proposition is also approved in the judgment of this Court in the case of Hamzabi  wherein this Court has held that Section 53A of the Transfer of Property Act, 1882 protects the possession of persons who have acted on a contract of sale but in whose favour no valid sale deed is executed or registered. As it is clear that respondents were put in possession and the Panchayat has acted upon their proposal for grant of lease said case law supports the case of the respondents.”Case detailsCase no. : CIVIL APPEAL NO.9049-9053 OF 2011 Case name: Union of India vs. M/s. K.C. Sharma & Co. Coram: Justices Ashok Bhushan, R. Subhash Reddy and MR ShahCounsel: ASG Aishwarya Bhati, Sr. Adv Jayant Bhushan Click here to Read/Download JudgmentRead JudgmentNext Storylast_img read more