The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has sanctioned BetIndex, owner of “football stockmarket” Football Index for featuring five footballers aged under 25 in an advertisement. The ASA ruled that the advertisement must not appear again.On 20 May, BetIndex published a paid-for Facebook ad featuring the images of many footballers including England internationals 19-year-old Jadon Sancho, 24-year-old Raheem Sterling, 18-year-old Callum Hudson-Odoi, 21-year-old Marcus Rashford and French international 20-year-old Kylian Mbappé.The ad also featured the text: “Jadon Sancho is now the football stockmarket’s third most valuable player, with many traders seeing handsome profits,” the values of the players included and the text “Sancho the big mover.”The UK Code of Non-broadcast Advertising and Direct & Promotional Marketing (CAP Code) states that no one who is or appears to be under 25 years old may be featured playing a significant role in gambling marketing communications that are shown outside of the operator’s facility or website.BetIndex argued that the under-25 players’ role in the ad was not significant, as it included many players and that the players were used to illustrate the features of the platform and what consumers would see if using the app.However, the ASA disagreed, ruling that all of the footballers in the ad played a significant role.“We understood the intention of the ad was to illustrate the nature of the gambling app and how it could be played,” the ASA said.“However, we considered that of equal measure was its aim to offer the audience an opportunity to use the app for the purposes of gambling. In that context, while the significance of the players under 25 was no greater than the other players featured, we considered that all listed footballers were the focus of the post, and that each of them played an equally significant role in the marketing communication.”Prior to the ruling, BetIndex had withdrawn the ad and said they would ensure staff receive relevant training on the use of sportspeople under 25 years of age in marketing communications. Topics: Legal & compliance Sports betting Regions: UK & Ireland ASA sanctions BetIndex for ad featuring underage players The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has warned BetIndex, owner of ‘football stock market’ Football Index for featuring five footballers aged under 25 in one of its advertisements. The ASA ruled that the advertisement must not appear again. Legal & compliance AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 21st August 2019 | By Daniel O’Boyle Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address
Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the half year.For more information about Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI.ng) 2015 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileEcobank Transnational Incorporated Plc is a financial institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services for the domestic, corporate, investment banking and treasury sectors. Customers include individuals, governments, financial institutions, local and international organisations, small to medium enterprises and micro businesses. Ecobank offers an extensive array of products and services ranging from transactional accounts, electronic banking and money transfer services to term loans, treasury services and financial advisory and consultancy services for asset and wealth management. The company is a subsidiary of Ecobank Transnational Incorporated. It operates through 640 branches located in major towns and cities in 27 countries in Africa. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Ecobank Transnational Incorporated Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Philadelphia — Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated Puerto Rico in September 2017. But over a year earlier, in June 2016, President Barack Obama unleashed economic devastation in the island/archipelago when he signed into law PROMESA — the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act. The legislation triggered a new phase in class struggle on Puerto Rico, and eliminated any doubt that it is a colony of the U.S.In essence, PROMESA is a collection agency to serve Wall Street bondholders. For that purpose, it created a dictatorial Financial Control Board referred to as the “Junta” by Puerto Ricans. The FCB is headed by insurance broker José Carrion III. Board members include Andrew G. Biggs of the American Enterprise Institute in Washington; financier Carlos M. García and banker José R. González, both with connections to Santander Bank; Arthur J. González, retired chief judge of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York; and David A. Skeel, Jr., a professor of corporate law at the University of Pennsylvania.Skeel, who teaches bankruptcy law, lives and works in Philadelphia. Philadelphia native Julia Keleher was hired by the FCB to serve as Puerto Rico’s “Education Secretary” despite her lack of education experience. Both have been targeted by a “wanted poster” campaign in Philadelphia exposing their service to rich Wall Street bondholders.In summer 2018 the wanted posters began to appear on the University of Pennsylvania campus, including one posted on Skeel’s office door. Demonstrations were held there to call attention to Skeel and Keleher’s roles in the theft of Puerto Rico’s resources.Skeel responded in a Sept. 13 op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal. He noted the posters claimed he was a “mercenary” who “demands the blood of Puerto Rican people to pay rich Wall Street bondholders.”Skeel’s defense? Simply that “PROMESA instructed the oversight board to help ‘achieve fiscal responsibility and access to the capital markets.’”But the record of Skeel, a legal bankruptcy specialist, shows why the posters describe him as a “mercenary.” In a 2014 Wall Street Journal article, he argued that management of the debt crisis in Puerto Rico could be a test case for attacking workers’ rights. He cited parallels to U.S. states facing similar hardships, such as Illinois, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and cities like Philadelphia.In the article Skeel noted that, unlike local officials reluctant to make drastic cuts because they are subject to reelections, a board appointed by congressional mandate could get away with attacking public employee unions and cutting programs, jobs and benefits.He wrote: “There may be a silver lining in these financial clouds.”All-out class war on workers and poorSo who gets to line their pockets with that silver, obtained through the “restructuring” of Puerto Rico’s debt? The members of the FCB, appointed by the U.S. president and chosen by leaders of the House and Senate, were given broad powers to serve the interest of bondholders, with no accountability to the people of Puerto Rico.The FCB’s powers include instituting automatic hiring freezes and reducing the minimum wage of workers under 25 years old from $7.25 to $4.25.Layoffs, cuts in basic services and increases to the cost of living then exacerbated hunger and poverty, worsening after Maria struck. Foreclosures of mortgages on homes and repossessions of automobiles became widespread.Under the pretext of “stimulating the economy,” the Law of Transformation and Labor Flexibilization, passed in 2017, stripped workers of hard-won gains, including the eight-hour day, while cutting wages, vacation and sick days, reducing bonuses and extending workers’ probation periods.The passage of the Single Employer’s Law impacted public sector workers by establishing the government as a single employer that could move workers from one agency to another, even to the private sector. Workers who are moved face the loss of protections won under collective bargaining agreements including seniority.In addition to the draconian attacks on workers’ rights, the FCB also imposed more taxes and increases in fines and tolls across the board, while cutting municipal subsidies and allocations for art, culture and sports programs and programs protecting women.PROMESA opened the way for the sale of profitable public properties so private capital could grab windfall profits in the millions. Profitable public possessions were bankrupted and sold “at fire sale prices.”On the environmental front, PROMESA proposed the “transfer” of responsibility for cleanup of massive contamination of Vieques from the U.S. Department of the Interior to the government of Puerto Rico. The pollution on that island municipality came from 60 years of U.S. Navy bombing practice. This plan would limit the Puerto Rican government, the municipality and individuals from claiming damages resulting from contamination from the Navy’s operations.Other FCB cuts included $1 billion from health care, a 10 percent reduction in pensions, a cut of more than $600 million in the budget of the University of Puerto Rico, and the closure of hundreds of schools under the tenure of Keleher, a consultant paid $250,000 to work as education secretary.On her “wanted poster,” Julia Keleher is described as a “ruthless mercenary hired to kill public education; proven to be completely ignorant about the Puerto Rican values, culture, history, literature and language of the children under her mandate.”Using disasters to dismantle public educationHired in January 2017, Keleher introduced an unpopular strategy to close public schools. The local Department of Education budget was cut by half a billion dollars. In 2018 the Junta demanded an additional $200 million in cuts, including $80 million from special education.Following Hurricane Maria, parents and teachers came together to repair schools and juggle classroom lineups due to many families departing to the mainland. Things were slowly moving back toward normal until Keleher struck. Teachers were laid off, hundreds of schools were closed, and children, including those with special needs, were packed tightly into classrooms. When they protested these “reforms” in street demonstrations, teachers and students were brutally attacked by police.A month after Hurricane Maria, Keleher tweeted a recommendation that “islanders use the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina ‘as a point of reference’ and an ‘opportunity to create new, better schools.’ ” Following Katrina, New Orleans fired most teachers, closed almost all public schools and replaced them with charters.In an October 2017 interview with Education Week, Keleher approved of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ proposal that Congress waive funding requirements for adult and special education in districts recovering from natural disasters. DeVos had just released funding reduction guidelines for states and regions, including Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. (tinyurl.com/ycpwq2j7)The 120 years of U.S. occupation of Puerto Rico will be brought to trial at the International Tribunal on U.S. Colonial Crimes in Puerto Rico on Oct. 27 in New York City. PROMESA will definitely be in the list of criminal activities to be indicted. Testimony will be livestreamed direct from Puerto Rico — from activists fighting against the mercenaries of capitalism like Skeel and Keleher.Community activists, students and workers in the states Skeel cited should take notice of what he and other FCB members have engineered in Puerto Rico and learn from the protests there since June 2016. When the FCB held its first conference on Aug. 31, 2016, youth, labor and social organizations demonstrated against PROMESA and blocked access to the conference until police had to clear the way.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Algeria is ranked 146th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index, five places lower than in 2019 and 27 places lower than in 2015. The Algeria correspondent of Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and the French TV channel TV5 Monde and editor of the Casbah Tribune news site, Drareni was arrested in March on charges of “inciting an unarmed gathering” and “endangering national unity” because of his coverage of Algeria’s “Hirak” protest movement. During the trial, the prosecution also accused him of criticizing the Algerian political system on Facebook. Algeria pressures reporters by delaying renewal of accreditation August 17, 2020 Khaled Drareni support committee launches #WeAreKhaled campaign RSF_en “In solidarity with Khaled Drareni, the victim of judicial persecution for simply exercising his right to provide independent news coverage, and in response to the absurd, arbitrary and cruel nature of his sentence, we urge social media users to replace their profile photo with the #WeAreKhaled visual and to voice support for Khaled in their personal news feed,” the committee said. to go further After an initial launch on social media, the campaign will be publicized in the press, in banners on public buildings and via every other possible medium worldwide. The support committee also envisages organizing events in major cities in various parts of the world as soon as the northern hemisphere’s summer vacation is over. May 18, 2021 Find out more News Organisation AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa Activities in the fieldCondemning abusesProtecting journalistsOnline freedomsMedia independenceProtecting sources Conflicts of interestCorruptionImprisonedImpunityInternetFreedom of expressionPredatorsEconomic pressureJudicial harassment Help by sharing this information Shocked and outraged by the three-year jail term and 50,000-dinar fine imposed on Drareni by a court in the Algiers district of Sidi M’hamed on 10 August, the organizations and well-known figures who set up the committee in July reached this decision at a meeting held the day after he was sentenced. News News Receive email alerts News May 12, 2021 Find out more Algeria : Reporter jailed after covering Tuareg protests in southern Algeria AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa Activities in the fieldCondemning abusesProtecting journalistsOnline freedomsMedia independenceProtecting sources Conflicts of interestCorruptionImprisonedImpunityInternetFreedom of expressionPredatorsEconomic pressureJudicial harassment Follow the news on Algeria The international committee that supports the imprisoned Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni has decided to step up pressure for his release by launching a major international solidarity campaign entitled #WeAreKhaled. Harassment of Algerian reporters intensifies in run-up to parliamentary elections April 29, 2021 Find out more
ABC News(NEW YORK) — The severe weather pattern that dumped more than 10 inches of rain in parts of Texas and Louisiana is now heading east toward Florida.In the Northern Plains and Great Lakes region, another winter storm is forming, which could bring half a foot of snow to the Dakotas, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan over the next 24 hours. Six states have winter weather alerts Friday morning.Snow already is falling in the Dakotas. It’s expected to spread eastward Friday evening, with the heaviest accumulation stretching from North Dakota to Michigan. Some areas may get as much as 9 inches.An arctic blast will chase behind the storm system throughout the Midwest and Great Lakes, pushing Sunday morning wind chills to below zero in some parts.That core of cold air will slide into the Northeast by Monday, pushing wind chills in Boston into the teens and in New York into the lower 20s.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
cmannphoto/iStock(HOUSTON) — Maleah Davis, a 4-year-old Houston girl whose remains were found weeks after she went missing, will be laid to rest in a colorful “My Little Pony” themed casket.Graphic designer Courtney Sublett said she worked with the little girl’s family to design the exterior of the casket, which highlights Maleah’s favorite “My Little Pony” character — Rainbow Dash — and has lots of pink: her favorite color.The casket also features rainbows, Sublett said, because “we just kind of wanted to show her being sent off over the rainbow because that’s where she is now — in heaven.”“We really wanted to incorporate her in something beautiful and something that would bring a smile to everybody’s face,” Sublett told ABC News on Thursday. “In such a tragic situation, it’s a little bit of positivity.”Maleah, whose disappearance captured the attention of the nation, was reported missing on May 4. Her remains were found in Arkansas on May 31.Maleah’s mother’s ex-fiance, Derion Vence, was arrested in the case, charged with tampering with evidence, said police. More charges are possible, authorities said.Vence, who was caring for Maleah while her mother was away, had told police the 4-year-old was abducted by three men, including one who knocked him out during a carjacking.Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo, however, quickly said detectives didn’t believe his story.Investigators found the family’s car in Missouri City, Texas, and authorities said cadaver-sniffing dogs detected the scent of human remains inside.Community activist Quanell X said Vence confessed to dumping the 4-year-old’s body in Arkansas. Detectives then raced to the scene and the little girl’s body was recovered.She will be laid to rest at a private funeral on Saturday, reported ABC Houston station KTRK.“It’s really sad, but I was just so grateful that I got to bring a little light to her story,” Sublett said. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Musculoskeletal risk factorsOn 1 Jun 2002 in Musculoskeletal disorders, Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Workers who are highly exposed to physical and psycho-social workplace riskfactors are more likely to report symptoms ofmusculoskeletal disorders thanworkers who are simply exposed to one or the other, scientists have found. The study in the journal Occupational and Environmental Medicine(59:269-277) said this suggested there was an interaction between physical andpsychosocial risk factors in the workplace that increased the risk of reportingsymptoms. The study, led by Dr Jason Devereux of the University of Surrey’s RobensCentre for Health Ergonomics, looked at 869 manual handlers, delivery drivers,technicians, computer operators, and general office staff. Related posts:No related photos.
The number of days lost to sickness in the police force has dropped byalmost 10 per cent following the introduction of modern HR techniques andsweeping reforms. The annual report of Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary (HMIC)shows the number of working days lost per officer has fallen from 12.2 in2000-2001 to 11.5 in 2001-2002. The number of police officers retiring on medical grounds has also dropped,with 1,114 leaving the force in 2001-2002, compared to the previous figures of1,209. The report attributes the improvement to the increased provision of privatehealth care, better management and closer monitoring of sickness. It also highlights the use of individual case reviews and better managementback to work of officers on long-term sick leave. Inspector Peter Tickle, head of occupational health and welfare atLancashire Police, said a range of new schemes and long-term targets helpedreduce sickness days at his force from 12.5 to 11.6 per officer. “We have put a lot of effort into reducing sickness and this showswe’re going in the right direction. We hope to continue this by reaching atarget of nine days by 2005,” he said. “We’re happy with the progress on sickness absence but the police as awhole must now concentrate on tackling long-term sickness, which can sometimesdrag on,” he added. Health professionals at Lancashire now hold weekly meetings to discuss new sicknesscases and ensure an early intervention with all absent staff contacted by anurse or welfare officer. The force also has introduced its own physiotherapy programme to help getinjured officers back to work and employed external counsellors for traumacases. Lancashire now allows officers that are physically unfit for normal work toreturn on restricted duties with a back to work plan, detailing their progress.Tickle said a new fast-track surgery programme had helped to speed up therecovery of injured officers by getting them treatment much earlier. Top performing areas 2000-2001Days lost Days lost to Days Days lost Days lost to Days to sick long-term lost per to sick long-term lost per leave sickness officer leave sickness officer 2000/2001 2001/2002 Bedfordshire 13,544 7,812 12.9 10,145 5,745 9.5 Humberside 16,485 11,271 8.6 17,353 10572 8.6 Northamptonshire 11,416 5,211 9.8 10,151 3,649 8.5 Northumbria 33,666 26,502 8.8 35,515 29,117 9.0 Suffolk 12,179 8,735 10.8 10,659 5,716 9.0 England and Wales 1.51m 761,300 12.2 1,46m 927,526 11.5 Source: HerMajesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary (HMIC) Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Modern HR and sweeping reforms help to cut police force sick daysOn 14 Jan 2003 in Police, Personnel Today
Clean access, measurement, and sampling of Ellsworth Subglacial Lake: a method for exploring deep Antarctic subglacial lake environments
Antarctic subglacial lakes are thought to be extreme habitats for microbial life and may contain important records of ice sheet history and climate change within their lake floor sediments. To find whether or not this is true, and to answer the science questions that would follow, direct measurement and sampling of these environments are required. Ever since the water depth of Vostok Subglacial Lake was shown to be>500 m, attention has been given to how these unique, ancient, and pristine environments may be entered without contamination and adverse disturbance. Several organizations have offered guidelines on the desirable cleanliness and sterility requirements for direct sampling experiments,including the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research. Here we summarizethe scientific protocols and methods being developedfor the exploration of Ellsworth Subglacial Lake in WestAntarctica, planned for 2012–2013, which we offer as aguide to future subglacial environment research missions.The proposed exploration involves accessing the lake usinga hot‐water drill and deploying a sampling probe and sediment corer to allow sample collection. We focus here onhow this can be undertaken with minimal environmentalimpact while maximizing scientific return without compromising the environment for future experiments.
Share this article View post tag: Navy Training & Education View post tag: Unit PF Task Unit Heads for Seychelles December 19, 2011 View post tag: Naval View post tag: Seychelles Pacific Fleet (PF) task unit led by large ASW ship Admiral Panteleyev attending the international anti-piracy mission in the Gulf of Aden has finished escorting of the sixth convoy and, having replenished water and fuel supplies from tanker Boris Butoma, laid a course for the Seychelles.PF mariners will call at the capital city of Seychelles – port of Victoria – on Dec 19. During the visit to Seychelles, Russian sailors will have a rest and meet with city authorities, Russian diplomatic corps, local military authorities, and representatives of Russian diaspora.When the visit is over, the Russian task unit will continue patrol in the Indian Ocean.This is the sixth PF task unit formed in Aug 2011 to perform anti-piracy activities.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , December 19, 2011 View post tag: heads View post tag: PF View post tag: Task View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today PF Task Unit Heads for Seychelles