India ‘unlikely’ to adopt commission recommendation on gambling

first_img India ‘unlikely’ to adopt commission recommendation on gambling Topics: Legal & compliance Sports betting Don’t expect changes to Indian gambling laws “any time soon”, expert warns Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Legal & compliancecenter_img 6th July 2018 | By contenteditor Regions: Asia India The Indian government is unlikely to accept the Law Commission’s recommendation that gambling and sports betting should be regulated “any time soon”, according to an expert on the country’s gambling industry.The commission’s report, ‘Legal Framework: Gambling and Sports Betting including Cricket in India’, was published yesterday (Thursday). The report calls for gambling to be regulated for those of 18 years and older, with bets linked directly to Aadhaar or PAN identity cards in order to reduce the risk of money laundering.The report also argued that there should be a change in FDI (foreign direct investment) policy to encourage the flow of foreign money into the domestic casino and online gaming industry and suggested a cap on the number of bets an individual will be able to place in a certain period.Jay Sayta, a Mumbai-based corporate lawyer, told that although the recommendation is a “positive step forward for the gaming industry” in India, change is unlikely to be imminent.“One must understand that the Law Commission is merely an advisory body whose suggestions may or may not be accepted by the central government,” said Sayta, who is also the founder of the website, which is dedicated to covering legal developments in the Indian gambling sector.“Given the current complex political situation, it is unlikely that the commission’s recommendations will be accepted and implemented by the central government any time soon.”Justice BS Chauhan, the commission’s chair, said that regulating gambling would “ensure detection of fraud and money laundering”.However, Sayta said that “the commission’s recommendations have come with a lot of riders and stringent, unrealistic conditions”.Moreover, one of the commission’s members, S Sivakumar, spoke out against the recommendation, saying that the report said could “lead to an unhealthy and unwarranted discussion”.According to Sayta, this lack of consensus is significant.“Although the norm is that normally all commission’s members unanimously approve its recommendations, there was a strong dissent by one of the members who noted that no form of gambling should be allowed,” he added.“The issue of regulating gambling thus remains complicated even today and there is unlikely to be any consensus on the issue in the near future.”Image: Lensbug Chandru Subscribe to the iGaming newsletterlast_img read more

Swan General Ltd ( Q12016 Interim Report

first_imgSwan General Ltd ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Swan General Ltd ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Swan General Ltd ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Swan General Ltd (  2016 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileSwan General Limited offers insurance services, including personal and corporate insurance. The company provides services that include life, car, home, health, travel, boat, property and liability, financial lines, motor fleet, marine, and keyman and partnership insurance products, as well as reinsurance services. Swan General Limited also provides loans; education, retirement, and investment plans; wealth management and securities trading services; and pension and actuarial services, pension administration, and investment advisory services. Life, casualty, and property are the segments through which the company conducts its business and is based in Mauritius. Swan General Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritiuslast_img read more

Giving Campaign debates how to get the better off to give more

first_imgGiving Campaign debates how to get the better off to give more Campbell Robb, Director of Policy at NCVO is Chairing the event, and other panellists include Thomas Hughes-Hallet, Chief Executive of Marie Curie Cancer Care; Joe Saxton, Co-founder of NFP Synergy; Dame Stephanie Shirley, business leader and founder of The Shirley Foundation; and Lord Phillips of Sudbury, Partner of Bates, Wells and Braithwaite.The Campaign will be launching a new research report at the debate, revealing the results of NOP research into how wealth people choose the level of their charitable donations.The debate is free to attend. For more information about the debate contact Anna Quayle at the Giving Campaign on 020 7930 3154. Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Individual giving 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 Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 4 March 2004 | Newscenter_img  29 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Giving Campaign is this month hosting a debate on how the “mass affluent” can be pursuaded to give more to charity.The debate, “A Wealth of Opportunity: Persuading the better-off to give more”, will be held on Thursday 18 March 2004 from 18.00 – 20.00 at the CBI conference centre in London.Using NOP research into how the mass affluent decide on the level of their gift, the debate will explore two key questions. First, are bench marks the answer? Should charities or the government be promoting the idea of donors giving at least 1% of their income to charity? Secondly, on the assumption that if you don’t ask, you don’t get, should charities be more aggressive, less “British” about asking for money? Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Boston homeless lead march

first_imgWW photo: Gerry ScoppettuoloBoston’s organized homeless people continued their fightback against oppressive conditions in city shelters by mounting an unprecedented March of the Homeless on April 23. The march through city streets culminated in a united rally with the immigrant community at the Massachusetts State House.The march and rally continued the ongoing resistance to Boston’s Long Island shelter disaster of Oct. 8, when the city’s largest shelter was suddenly closed. With just four hours’ notice, 750 homeless residents, 300 of whom were residing in long- and short-term recovery programs, were ousted from the shelter.Marchers walked a three-mile route past major city shelters — Rosie’s Place, Woods-Mullen, Pine Street Inn, Bridge Over Troubled Waters and St. Francis — picking up homeless people along the way and from the streets. The march followed weeks of intensive outreach by the Boston Homeless Solidarity Committee, an organization of the homeless and their supporters.Chants included “Housing is a human right, we have just begun to fight!” Jewel Crutchfield, a homeless African-American woman, heard the chants and rolled herself in her wheelchair out of the St. Francis Shelter. She addressed the crowd: “I lost my housing when rent control was repealed 14 years ago and have been homeless ever since, mostly sleeping on the streets. This struggle is not just about me. It’s about all of us.”Along the way, organizers Cherai Mills, Cleve Rae and Jesse Maxwell — all currently homeless — made stirring speeches at each shelter the march passed.When marchers arrived at the State House steps, they united with a rally called by the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition. MIRA was demonstrating against a proposed state law that would bar all so-called undocumented people from applying for public housing.The March of the Homeless was organized by the Boston Homeless Solidarity Committee with support from the Mass Alliance of HUD Tenants, the Women’s Fightback Network, the National People’s Power Assembly, Boston University medical students and many others.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

RSF briefs Human Rights Council about violations of journalists’ rights in Syria

first_img March 8, 2021 Find out more Wave of Kurdish arrests of Syrian journalists The oral intervention by Isabel Amossé, RSF’s head of advocacy, during this inter-active debate is appended below:”Madam Chair,Reporters Without Borders (RSF) hails the work of the Commission of Inquiry on Syria.Syria is ranked 174st out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index, aranking that underscores the complete absence of improvements, despite the decrease in clashes.The military operations in combat zones continue to expose field reporters to grave danger,including death. According to the Syrian Centre for Media (SCM), ten journalists were killed in 2019 and two have been killed since the start of 2020 as a result of bombings in Idlib. Journalists in areas controlled by the government are not spared human rights violations either. News and information are closely monitored and covering corruption or the economic crisis exposes journalists, even those regarded as government supporters, to reprisals. Critics have continued to be detained arbitrarily in 2020. They include Nada Mashraki, a journalist who was jailed in May and June for “publishing false news” after writing about judicial corruption.Syrian journalists are even harassed by pro-government activists abroad, as in Malaysia,where Sam Alebrahim, an independent journalist, was attacked in the street by the local branch of the National Union of Syrian Students.RSF also emphasizes the complete lack of information about the fate of the immense majority of journalists who were imprisoned during the initial years of the war.RSF calls on Member States and the United Nations’ special procedures to take urgent measures to protect Syrian journalists and to ensure that attacks against them do not go unpunished.Thank you”. to go further Follow the news on Syria During a UN Human Rights Council debate yesterday in the presence of the Commission ofInquiry on Syria, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemned the many violations ofSyrian journalists’ rights and the government’s tight control on news and information, andcalled for the protection of Syrian journalists and for combatting impunity. September 24, 2020 RSF briefs Human Rights Council about violations of journalists’ rights in Syria March 12, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information RSF_en Receive email alerts SyriaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists United Nations News Organisation Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law News February 3, 2021 Find out more SyriaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists United Nations News News Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syrialast_img read more

Derry doctor wins “The Apprentice”

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterest Previous articleHarvey wants radical overhaul of rates legislation as chamber seeks 25% cutNext articleFoyle MLA says the time is right for an All-Ireland Tourism Authority News Highland UK businessman Alan Sugar says ‘the devil in him’ made him invest in Doctor Leah Totton’s business in the Apprentice.IN the final episode of the current UK series night, he invested a quarter of a million pounds in the Derry doctor’s skin care clinics.She says she was surprised at how forceful she was in the final episode……..[podcast][/podcast] Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Facebook Derry doctor wins “The Apprentice”center_img Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North News 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook By News Highland – July 18, 2013 Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Pike County Fair opens tonight

first_img Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel By Blood Sugar Blaster And a county fair’s not a country fair without Carnival foods.The Troy Shrine Club is “food central.”“We’re located in the exhibit hall and we’ll have hotdogs, hamburgers, nachos, peanuts, pizza, popcorn and soft drinks,” Homann said. “Out on the Midway there will be cotton candy, candied apples, corndogs and popcorn. We’ll have plenty to eat and there will be lots of fun to be had at the 2012 Pike County Fair at the Pike County Fairgrounds on Highway 231 south between Troy and Brundidge.”For those who plan to ride the Midway rides, the best ticket in town is the $10 advance armband that allows the holder to ride all rides again and again during his or her visit. The advance armbands will be available at the Piggly Wiggly stores in Troy and Brundidge through noon today. Armbands on the Midway will be $18. Pike County Fair opens tonight Book Nook to reopen Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Skip Email the author Sponsored Content Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Published 11:00 pm Monday, October 15, 2012 You Might Like ‘Meant so much’ Retiring city Councilman Charles Meeks became emotional after being presented a street sign bearing his name, coupled with the announcement… read more By Jaine Treadwell Life is not always fair but the Pike County Fair can always be counted on for fun, laughter and excitement.Sheron Mitchell, Pike County Extension administrative associate, assisted in setting up the Creative Living exhibits at the Pike County Fair Monday. The Pike County Fair opens today at 6 p.m. at the Pike County Fairgrounds and runs through Saturday.The bright lights on the Midway tonight will signal the beginning of the weeklong edition of the 2012 Pike County Fair, which is sponsored annually by the Troy Shrine Club.“The Troy Shriners are looking forward to welcoming each and every person to the fair,” said Homer Homann, president of the Troy Shrine Club. “We have a new Midway that has exciting rides for all ages. The Midway will feature three new rides that we’ve kept under wraps until tonight. These rides will be the talk of the town for sure.” Md: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) The doors of the Pike County Fair open at 6 p.m. each night and there’s no limit to the enjoyment behind those doors.“Tonight, opening night, we’ll have the Broken Strings Bluegrass Band as the featured entertainment and, of course, C.B. the Clown will be on the Midway,” Homann said. “The Troy Shire Club offers everything that makes a county fair fun and unique.“In addition to the Midway and the outstanding nightly entertainment, we have exhibits that showcase the Creative Living talents of our friends and neighbors in everything from A to Z and booths featuring local businesses, service agencies and non-profit organizations. Down in the livestock barn, we have horses, mules, poultry and pigs. A county fair is just not a county fair without barnyard animals.” Admission to the fair is $6 for ages 12 and older and $4 for children ages 6-11. Children ages five and under are admitted free. Latest Stories Print Articlelast_img read more


first_imgNutritionOn 1 Nov 2000 in Personnel Today Your guide to on-line diet and nutrition information – from science-basedbackground to practical adviceAmerican Society for Clinical Nutrition www.faseb.orgAmerican Society for Nutritional Sciences www.nutrition.orgBoth of the above are more academic sites, but worth a look for background,research articles and papers. British Diatetic Association details of training and education and news relating to diatetics inthe UK. Also has a comprehensive section of links to relevant sites which iswell worth investigating. The British Nutritional Foundation Holborn House 52-54 High Holborn WC1V 6RQ Tel: 020-7404 6504 Fax: 020-7404 6747 Extremely detailed and accessible website giving up-to-date information on allaspects of nutrition, from eating disorders to sports nutrition. A good placeto start for background information on any aspect of nutrition. Canned Food Information Bureau on canned food. Site includes recipes, healthy eating and plentyof nutritional information. It also has a media centre which keeps abreast ofall the latest news. European Food Information Centre www.eufic.orgProvides science-based information on food, nutrition, food safety andquality. A lively site, addressing many current issues with regard to nutritionand health. Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Information Bureau news on fresh fruit and vegetables. Institute of Food Science and Technology www.ifst.orgThorough site covering all aspects of nutritional health. User-friendlypages including FAQs about food safety, recent statements on nutritionalrelated topics. Macrobiotic Society of Great Britain site of the Macrobiotic Society of Great Britain, provides informationabout macrobiotic diet. An interesting site for anyone wanting to find out moreabout the subject, includes details of diet, as well as book information,latest news and a history of macrobiotics. The Nutrition Society Cambridge Court 210 Shepherds Bush Road London W6 7NJ The society promotes the science of nutrition and its applications. Its sitegives information on all aspects of nutritional health, and includes news,details of publications and research plus detailed links to other relevantsites. The Vegan Society www.vegansociety.comWeb site offering a variety of information on the vegan diet and philosophy,as well as details of nutrition and health for those thinking of adopting thediet. Very comprehensive and well-put-together site. Vegetarian Society of the United Kingdom www.vegsoc.orgResource for vegetarians providing articles on health and nutrition, areading list and guide for newcomers to vegetarianism – plus other usefulinformation. useful site to recommend to clients interested in finding out more abouthealthy eating. Information on how to look and feel better, and tips onimproving nutritional health. and accessible site offering information on healthy eating andnutrition for the non-professional. Contains information about fat, sugar, saltand fibre, weight loss, nutritional facts and features on food labelling,additives, and allergies. Another good site for OHAs to recommend to anyonewanting to know more about diet and healthy eating. Compiled by Kate Rouy This listing is not exhaustive and the journal welcomes further additionsfrom readers as well as suggestions for further topics of interest to includein this series Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

From lender with love: Bond-themed hotel sued for $40M

first_imgEmail Address* Full Name* Photo illustration of Aliz Hotel at 310 West 40th Street (Google Maps)It’s a view to a bill: A lawsuit says a Midtown hotel with a James Bond-themed bar owes $40 million.Cindy Zhang, a non-secret agent for the lender, alleged in a complaint filed Jan. 9 that Abraham Noy, owner of the 297-key Aliz Hotel at 310 West 40th Street in Midtown, defaulted on a loan that came due in November.Noy developed the hotel in 2014. In 2018 YJR Group inked a lease for the 6,900 square-foot rooftop bar, which underwent a James Bond-themed redesign.The lawsuit, by NY Manhattan 40th St. Lenders, alleges that in addition to defaulting on the mortgage, Noy failed to bond numerous liens, preventing sale of the property. The liens, from 2015 to 2019, total more than $2 million, according to the state court filing.The suit also asserts that a 2019 judgment for a $637,000 lien was not paid. It says Noy created a separate entity to operate the hotel without the lender’s consent and hasn’t filed accounting reports to the lender on the hotel’s revenue or occupancy.Read moreMariott hotels sued by NYC landlordMirae wins case over scrapped $5.8B hotel dealJudge dismisses lawsuit against Chelsea hotel Share via Shortlink Message*center_img Attorneys for the lender declined to comment. The plaintiff’s attorney did not respond to a request for comment.In response to the notice of default, attorneys for the borrower, in a letter filed with the complaint, called the default “improper” because the borrower had exercised a contractual right to extend the terms of the loan.The letter also said that when the borrower asked what additional documentation was needed to extend the terms of the loan, it was not met with any “coherent response.”“This predatory conduct in and of itself constitutes a Lender default and Lender’s breach under the loan documents,” the letter read.Attorneys for Zhang responded the same day, the court papers show, alleging that the borrower had scuttled attempts to discuss a solution and had canceled a planned call.“The statements made in your letter are simple [sic] not true,” the lender’s attorney wrote. “We would suggest that you read the loan documents.”The lawsuit seeks $40.6 million plus interest and court expenses, and demands that the asset be placed in receivership.The hospitality industry has endured widespread distress as a result of the decrease in travel. New York City’s Department of City Planning estimated that between January and September, 135 hotels and 39,244 rooms closed, representing declines of 20 and 31 percent, respectively.Contact Georgia Kromrei Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink TagsdefaultsHotel Marketreal estate lawsuitlast_img read more

A new methodology for the development of high-latitude ionospheric climatologies and empirical models

first_imgMany empirical models and climatologies of high-latitude ionospheric processes, such as convection, have been developed over the last 40 years. One common feature in the development of these models is that measurements from different times are combined and averaged on fixed coordinate grids. This methodology ignores the reality that high-latitude ionospheric features are organized relative to the location of the ionospheric footprint of the boundary between open and closed geomagnetic field lines (OCB). This boundary is in continual motion, and the polar cap that it encloses is continually expanding and contracting in response to changes in the rates of magnetic reconnection at the Earth’s magnetopause and in the magnetotail. As a consequence, models that are developed by combining and averaging data in fixed coordinate grids heavily smooth the variations that occur near the boundary location. Here we propose that the development of future models should consider the location of the OCB in order to more accurately model the variations in this region. We present a methodology which involves identifying the OCB from spacecraft auroral images and then organizing measurements in a grid where the bins are placed relative to the OCB location. We demonstrate the plausibility of this methodology using ionospheric vorticity measurements made by the Super Dual Auroral Radar Network radars and OCB measurements from the IMAGE spacecraft FUV auroral imagers. This demonstration shows that this new methodology results in sharpening and clarifying features of climatological maps near the OCB location. We discuss the potential impact of this methodology on space weather applications.last_img read more