Norwegian politicians speak out against racing loss limits

first_img Tags: OTB and Betting Shops Legal & compliance Regions: Europe Nordics Norway Members of Norway’s parliament, the Storting, have called on the country’s government to reject a suggestion from the Ministry of Agriculture and Food (LMD) for a NOK20,000 monthly loss limit for horse racing monopoly Norsk Rikstoto. 17th June 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Norwegian politicians speak out against racing loss limits Topics: Legal & compliance Sports betting AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Members of Norway’s parliament, the Storting, have called on the country’s government to reject a suggestion from the Ministry of Agriculture and Food (LMD) for a NOK20,000 (£1,670/€1,866/$2,097) monthly loss limit for horse racing monopoly Norsk Rikstoto.In a letter sent on 14 May, the Ministry called on Rikstoto’s board to introduce monthly loss limits starting on 1 January, 2021, in order to bring horse racing in line with Norwegian lottery monopoly Norsk Tipping.Norsk Rikstoto said this suggestion could harm professional bettors, but set out its own suggestion, for a rolling 90-day NOK60,000 loss limit, from which winnings from the previous 365 days would be subtracted. In addition, it suggested 200 ‘professional bettors’ licences’, “distributed to players according to set criteria,” with holders being exempt from the limits.Following this, seven representatives to the Storting from the libertarian Progress Party wrote a suggestion to the government asking that no loss limits are put in place.“Fighting gambling addiction is an important priority for society, and the vast majority of players at Norsk Rikstoto have introduced maximum limits for themselves that are equal to or lower than the limit used by Norsk Tipping,” the representatives said.“However, the introduction of a loss limit at Norsk Rikstoto will hit a segment of 100 to 200 high-level players who can be said to operate in a professional manner, similar to equity managers, within their own financial framework and capacity.“As a result of the amounts involved, these players make an important contribution to Norwegian Rikstoto and Norwegian equestrian sport as a whole.”The representatives – Himanshu Gulati, Silje Hjemdal, Bård Hoksrud, Morten Ørsal Johansen, Terje Halleland, Erlend Wiborg and Roy Steffensen – added that the limits could have an adverse effect on the Norwegian racing industry, which they said generates around 16,000 jobs. They said that reduced money in the horse racing industry could have negative consequences for animal welfare.“Norsk Rikstoto has a well-developed accountability regime for monitoring customers, including high-value players, and deviations from normal gaming behavior are actively followed up,” the politicians continued. “We fear that the introduction of loss limits will not primarily aid the intention of combatting gambling addiction, but instead hit the cash flow of a small group of high-level professional players, and the cash that currently goes to Norsk Rikstoto and in turn Norwegian equestrian sport would therefore move abroad.”In April, Norway’s government ruled that national tote Norsk Rikstoto should retain its status as the horseracing betting monopoly in the country after its current concession expires in 2021. The government had been considering transferring the monopoly to Norsk Tipping when the former’s rights to organise wagering on racing conclude at the end of next year. Email Addresslast_img read more

Letshego Holdings Limited (LETSHE.bw) HY2012 Interim Report

first_imgLetshego Holdings Limited (LETSHE.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2012 interim results for the half year.For more information about Letshego Holdings Limited (LETSHE.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Letshego Holdings Limited (LETSHE.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Letshego Holdings Limited (LETSHE.bw)  2012 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileLetshego Financial Services Botswana is regulated financial services institution that offers products and solutions for the low- to middle-income sector in Botswana. The company was established in 1998 as Micro Provident Botswana Limited but now operates as a member of the Letshego Group. Letshego Financial Services Botswana is primarily focused on providing financial solutions to individuals who are formally employed by the government of Botswana, parastatals and the private sector. A subsidiary division offers microfinance and savings solutions to individuals generating income in the informal sector. Letshego Financial Services Botswana is able to cater to both sectors by providing simple, appropriate and accessible solutions that are competitively priced. The company was able to diversify its offering through the acquisition of Micro Africa Limited in East Africa, allowing it to provide loans to micro and small enterprises, collective groups and low- to middle-class earners. The company has a presence in 11 countries across southern, east and west Africa; Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Swaziland, Tanzania and Uganda.last_img read more

PG Industries Zimbabwe Limited (PGIN.zw) 2013 Abridged Report

first_imgPG Industries Zimbabwe Limited (PGIN.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2013 abridged results.For more information about PG Industries Zimbabwe Limited (PGIN.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the PG Industries Zimbabwe Limited (PGIN.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: PG Industries Zimbabwe Limited (PGIN.zw)  2013 abridged results.Company ProfilePG Industries (Zimbabwe) Limited manufactures and sells a range of products through three subsidiaries; PG Merchandising, Zimtile and PG Glass. Its merchandising division has expanded over the years to include timber boards, hardware, plumbing, and wood and glass value-added products. Zimtile is the leading manufacturer of quality concrete roof tiles in Zimbabwe, aswell as pavers and bricks. PG Glass manufactures and markets glass installation solutions for residential and commercial building projects, and offers a repair, replacement and installation service to the automotive industry. PG Industries (Zimbabwe) Ltd. has an international footprint; exporting its products to Botswana, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique and the DRC. Established in 1948 the company was recently acquired by a Mauritius-based company, Dewei Investments. PG Industries is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Ecumenical guests welcome involvement at ACC

first_img Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Anglican Communion, ACC16, Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Pittsburgh, PA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Smithfield, NC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Albany, NY 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 Rector Bath, NC Rector Shreveport, LA Submit a Press Release Ecumenical & Interreligious This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Hopkinsville, KY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Press Release Service Youth Minister Lorton, VA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Posted Apr 12, 2016 center_img Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Belleville, IL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit an Event Listing Associate Rector Columbus, GA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Ecumenical guests welcome involvement at ACC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Collierville, TN New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books 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 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Featured Events Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 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 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Anglican Consultative Council, Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Tampa, FL Tags Father Tony Currer of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity addresses members of the Anglican Consultative Council meeting in the Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Lusaka, Zambia.Photo Credit: Gavin Drake/ACNS[Anglican Communion News Service] The ecumenical representatives at the Anglican Consultative Council have welcomed their inclusion as “full members” at ACC-16 in Lusaka, and praised the work of the Anglican Communion in promoting social justice for women. The ecumenical representatives met last night and their deliberations were reported this morning by Father Tony Currer, officer for Anglican relations at the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.The ecumenical representatives had held “good and interesting discussions”, Father Currer said. “We were very heartened by the commitment to listening across the Communion . . . and to building communication across the provinces; to learn about and celebrate what is at work in the Communion and through the work of the Anglican Communion Office (ACO).“Like you, we are all tremendously impressed by how much work the relatively small office of the ACO manages to achieve.”He continued: “We were impressed by the desire to walk together and to keep the channels of communication open.“Particular, it was noted that in the field of gender equality, the Anglican Communion is a leader in the field of gender justice [the rights of women] and we have much to learn from the Anglican Communion.”He said that the ecumenical representatives were “very grateful” for the invitation to be at ACC-16 “and particular for the extraordinary graciousness of the Anglican Communion in your inviting us to participate, inviting our opinion, and for making us full members of this meeting.“All of us saw that as an exemplary exercise in ecumenical hospitality and were tremendously grateful for it.” Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI last_img read more

Mustangs and Blue Darters maintain positions in AP poll

first_img Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Apopka Blue Darters and Wekiva Mustangs maintained their rankings in the Associated Press top 10 poll for Class 8A schools in Florida. Wekiva (2-0), coming off a 28-14 victory over Georgia state champion North Gwinnett, remains #1 in the poll. The Blue Darters (2-0), defeated state runnerup Bartram Trail 33-28, held on to the #4 position.Wekiva (2-0) returns home to play Winter Park, while the Blue Darters host Lakeland High this Friday.Here is the full Associated Press Top 10 Florida high school football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, record and rating points. Sentinel Varsity coverage area teams in bold:Class 8ARecord Pts Prv1. Wekiva (8) 1-0 139 12. Deerfield Beach (6) 1-0 134 23. Christopher Columbus Catholic (Miami) (1) 1-0 116 34. Apopka 1-0 97 45. Atlantic Community 1-0 91 46. Vero Beach 1-0 84 87. Miami Southridge 1-0 57 98. Palm Beach Central 0-1 23 T59. South Dade 1-0 20 NR10. Osceola (Kissimmee) 1-0 14 NROthers receiving votes: Flagler Palm Coast 11, Dr. Phillips (Orlando) 9, Seminole (Sanford) 9, Riverview 6, North Miami 5, Sarasota Riverview 4, Miami Palmetto 2, DeLand 2, Plantation 1, Treasure Coast 1, Please enter your name here TAGSApopka Blue DartersWekiva Mustangs Previous articleAmazon goes from books to a trillion-dollar valuationNext articleInteragency coordination was key to Hurricane Irma recovery Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Anatomy of Fear Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Strong Faith Yields Strong Community Support

first_img Facebook Twitter Strong Faith Yields Strong Community Support Home Indiana Agriculture News Strong Faith Yields Strong Community Support SHARE “With a long road to recovery, it’s reassuring to know we have a community here to help, not just today but in days to come,” said Whitney Gearhart.Late in the evening on October 31, 2017, Chris Owens was moving a pump from one fuel tank to another, lost his balance and fell, landing on his head. As a result of the accident, Chris has experienced multiple strokes, a fractured neck, spine injury and brain stem damage.Chris and his family, including his wife Kelli, and their daughters; Whitney and her husband, Jason Gearhart; Ayrika Maschino and her husband, Ben; Kieghlea; Brooke; Mackenzie; and Katelyn, farm outside Greensburg, Indiana, in Decatur County. Also on the farm are Chris’ parents, Kenny and Judy Owens; his brother Tim Owens and wife Kristi; and his brother Brian Owens and his fiancé Christin Crabtree. The Owens’ farming operation includes corn, soybeans and cattle.Since the accident, there has been an outpouring of love and support. With harvest in full swing the local farming community pulled together to help finish out harvesting the Owens’ last 210 acres of corn. In a matter of 24 hours the community organized and brought together a crew of more than 50 people, four combines and countless trucks to help their friends. Kieghlea Owens recalls the morning as things were getting started, “We were prepared and Jason, Whitney’s husband who farms with Chris, had been making sure things were ready. But it was very emotional as more and more people kept coming, the tears started flowing. We couldn’t have asked for a better day, or better people.”At this time of the year farm safety is always top of mind. Just a week ago, Chris told his grandson, Connor Gearhart (age 3), “Respect the farm and the farm will respect you.” Whitney and Kieghlea talked about how much their dad has always stressed safety to them and prepared them if anything ever happened by making them aware of those individuals who would be their go-to resources.One of the people who Chris had told his daughters to go to for anything related to the ground and the crops was Aaron Gault of Advanced Agrilytics, their crop consultant. Aaron has worked with the Owens’ family farm since college and he was onsite helping with the harvest on Saturday. After the accident, Aaron also visited Chris in the hospital. Chris has been put under sedation until he is out of the time frame for brain swelling but has been able to respond to his family with a squeeze of the hand. However, when Aaron talked with Chris he received a different reaction. “I told him we wanted to make sure he was at ease and focused on healing. I wanted him to know that we would all work together to take care of things on the farm and make sure things were ready for him when he got back,” said Aaron. As a response to Aaron’s comments, Chris gave him a thumbs up.The Owens family’s faith is apparent in all of the activity on the farm. People are genuinely happy to be lending a hand and the sentiment that was repeated over and over was that Chris and his family would be the first ones to help if others were in need. Whitney said, “Right now we have a crack in our foundation, our dad is our rock. All of these people here today and who have helped us out are the glue holding us together.”Chris and his family are members of the Waynesburg Christian Church just down the road from their home. The church community with a donation from Farm Credit Mid-America and others all worked together to prepare a meal for everyone helping on Saturday.Through the church, Chris and his daughter Brooke, one of the triplets, recently traveled to Liberia on a mission trip with an organization called Hope 2 Liberia. This organization focuses on bringing clean drinking water and hope to the Liberian people. That experience has had a big impact on Chris and his family. They are planning to go back to Liberia in February 2018 to continue their work. A few of the other volunteers from their first mission trip came to St. Vincent Hospital to be with the family after hearing about the accident. They recalled that Chris was moved to tears when he visited an orphanage on the trip and saw the living conditions of the Liberian children. Chris has been determined ever since to improve those conditions and fix the beds for the orphanage.The power of prayer is apparent in this situation. Chris’ condition continues to improve as a blood clot was removed with success and the brain swelling has maintained at a manageable level. The family continues to focus their prayers to get through the next hurdle. They are asking for the community’s continued prayers and thoughts and they thank the South Decatur school board and faculty for organizing a prayer circle. The prayer circle started on Thursday morning at 7:45am before school started and the students have committed they will continue this every morning until Chris is better.Combines, tractors and grain carts all lined up after harvesting the Owens’ last corn acres. The community pulled together to help the family finish harvest.The Owens’s family is not the only one suffering a tragedy this week. While at the hospital, the Owens’ have become friends with the Zeller family of Noblesville, Indiana. The Zeller’s are also in the hospital with a farming accident and have been a pillar of support for the Owens’. Both families have shared the mantra, “Never give up.”Jimmy Tomson, a local farmer, friend and cousin who grew up with Chris brought his combine to help on Saturday. “We take for granted all that we do day to day and it just becomes part of the job. We have to remember that it doesn’t all have to get done in one day. As farmers we are always pushing and trying to beat the next rain, windstorm, anything. And, we know that Chris will push through this.”When asked what could be learned from this situation Whitney stated, “With all of the bad things in the world we are so fortunate to live in a community that comes together with so much love and we want that to be shared. We know farmers all over are trying to beat rain and get it all done but remember to slow down, collect your thoughts and don’t rush. It will all get done.”A whole crew of friends, family and neighbors came to help the Owens’ finish harvesting corn on SaturdayThe Owens’ family has appreciated all of the support they have received since the accident. Instead of gifts or food they are encouraging donations be made to the Waynesburg Christian Church, 10230 W. Co Rd 850 S, Westport, Indiana, 47283, or Hope 2 Liberia www.hope2.org/donate.Source: By: Jamey Meyer SHARE Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Nov 7, 2017 Previous articleUSDA Withdraws Biotech Regulations Proposal, Seeks Further CommentNext articleRain Delays Lead to Harvest Emergency in Illinois Gary Truittlast_img read more

Frogs ‘out-played’ by Kansas in opening round of Big 12 Tournament

first_imgFacebook Women’s golf heads to Oklahoma for chance at first Big 12 title Linkedin ReddIt Twitter Iqbal leads women’s golf to fourth-place finish at Big 12 Tournament Branson Nelson Equestrian earns last seed in NCEA team bracket Twitter + posts Branson Nelsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/branson-nelson/ printThe No. 2 seeded Horned Frogs were upset 7-3 in the Big 12 Championship tournament opener Wednesday in Oklahoma City by the No. 7 seed Kansas Jayhawks.“They out-played us in every phase of the game,” head coach Jim Schlossnagle said. “I thought their pitching was outstanding. I thought their pitching was every single thing that we want our pitching to be and everything our pitching hasn’t been.”In what was a closely contested game through seven innings, but the Frogs fell apart as soon as starter Nick Lodolo was pulled after 98 pitches.Schlossnagle called on the usually reliable Sean Wymer, who entered the game with a 1.65 ERA, in a 3-3 game in the eighth. After a lead off walk, Wymer allowed three straight singles, including two infield singles, to score a run and load the bases.With TCU down 4-3 with no outs, Cal Coughlin entered with the bases full of Jayhawks. Coughlin picked up a strikeout but followed it with a sacrifice fly, a wild pitch and a single to push Kansas’ advantage to 7-3. Coughlin entered the game having stranded 14 of 20 inherited runners on the season but allowed all three of Wymer’s men to score.“We got out-pitched,” Schlossnagle said. “You do that too many times, you are going to be having barbecues and packing up lockers. We better be better tomorrow or we will be home in Fort Worth before we know it.”Coming into Wednesday, the Frogs had won five of six games that were tied after seven innings. Wymer’s tough outing moved his overall record to 4-4 and his ERA up an entire run to 2.47.TCU dropped to 0-2 against Kansas in Big 12 Championship play, with the first loss coming in the Frogs’ first season in the conference in 2013. TCU is now 9-6 in Big 12 tournament play.The Frogs’ offense got the scoring started in the bottom of the second as they continued a trend of scoring two out runs with three straight hits including a two RBI triple by Zach Humphreys. The triple was the first of his career and gave him 12 RBIs in just 48 at bats.Kansas scored its first runs on a two run triple of its own in the third by the team’s leading hitter and run producer Matt McLaughlin. The triple came with one out after a double and a walk and set up the Jayhawks to take the 3-2 lead on a single two batters later.After a rocky start that saw Lodolo allow 10 base runners in four innings, Lodolo finished his first career postseason start by retiring 10 straight to give the Frogs much needed length from their starter.If the Frogs are able to push through the loser’s bracket, a fresh and available bullpen will be pivotal. TCU will now need to win five straight games to win the tournament rather than the three it would have taken with a win in game one.Lodolo went seven innings while surrendering three runs on six hits, three walks and three strike outs.“I didn’t think about it any differently,” Lodolo said of his first postseason outing. “Every start is just as big. I just tried to go out there and keep the team in the game and give them a chance to win.”Nick Lodolo pitches seven innings in the Big 12 Tournament opener. (Photo by Sam Bruton)While Lodolo was shutting down the Jayhawks, Kansas starter Taylor Turski was hanging on to the 3-2 lead. After a lead off double by Austen Wade in the third, Turski set down the next nine Horned Frogs. TCU broke the streak with consecutive singles to start the sixth, but two strike outs and a fly out allowed Kansas to escape the inning unscathed.Turski struck out Ryan Merrill to open the bottom of the seventh but was replaced by Blake Weiman with a pitch count of 108. Turski managed 6.1 innings against the Frogs, tallying eight strikeouts.Weiman entered and hit Humphreys. After a stolen base and a ground out, Wade delivered another two out run for the Frogs to tie the game at three. TCU has scored 156 of 367 (42.5 percent) runs with two outs on the season.Wade’s two hit day was his 17th multi-hit game of the season and he has reached base safely in 103 of 124 career games.After the four run eighth inning for the Jayhawks, the Frogs went quietly in both the eighth and ninth innings to fall 7-3.“Today was just one of those days that we didn’t have it,” Wade said. “Usually in late parts we are able to put good swings on baseballs and dive back into a game.”TCU will return to the field in Oklahoma City Thursday at 12:30 p.m. against the loser of Wednesday night’s contest between Oklahoma and Texas. The Frogs dropped two of three at Oklahoma two weeks ago, but they swept Texas in Fort Worth earlier this month.On the other side of the tournament’s bracket, West Virginia run-ruled Baylor 11-1 in eight innings, while top-seeded Texas Tech was upset 3-0 by eight seed Oklahoma State.Wednesday’s opening round was the first time the top two seeds in the tournament both lost their first games since 2008. Facebook Branson Nelsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/branson-nelson/ ReddIt TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Previous articleEvan Skoug leads TCU in All-Big 12 HonorsNext articleJanczak holds down Sooners, TCU avoids elimination in Big 12 Tournament Branson Nelson RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Branson Nelsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/branson-nelson/ Photo by Sam Bruton A COVID-19 Charles Schwab Challenge Linkedin Branson is a junior journalism major from Fort Worth, Texas. He enjoys writing about all sports and plans to go to law school after graduation. Branson Nelsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/branson-nelson/ Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Sanctions demanded by KFO chief as Iceland talks break down again

first_imgNewsx Adverts Twitter Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Sanctions demanded by KFO chief as Iceland talks break down again By News Highland – February 21, 2012 Mackerel fishermen in the EU and Norway are demanding full quota after talks with Iceland and the Faroe Islands broke down again.The EU and Norway have been attempting to address what they claim is an unacceptable increase in mackerel fishing by Iceland and the Faroes, and after discussions broke down again this morning, fishermen say enough is enough.KFO Chief Executive Sean O’Donaghue says the time for talking is over, and it’s time toconsider sanctions………..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/sean530.mp3[/podcast] Previous articleDonegal teaching posts saved as Quinn reverses DEIS cutsNext articleGovernment should facilitate inter-country adoption – Deputy McHugh News Highland center_img HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Google+ WhatsApp PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal WhatsApp Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Pinterest Twitter Facebook Facebooklast_img read more

50-year-old man dies in Sligo car crash

first_img Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Previous articleFormer US President Bill Clinton in Derry todayNext articleOccasional smokers urged to quit this ‘No Smoking Day’ News Highland Pinterest A 50-year-old man has died after the 4×4 he was driving went off the road and crashed into an embankment in Sligo.The crash happened in the early hours of this morning at approximately 1am at Corballa, off the main Sligo to Ballina road.The man was pronounced dead at the scene and his body has been removed to Sligo General Hospital.The road is currently closed as forensic investigators carry out an examination of the scene.Gardaí in Sligo have appealed for any witnesses to contact them with information about what happened. Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+ Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th By News Highland – March 5, 2014 center_img Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire 50-year-old man dies in Sligo car crash WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+ WhatsApp News Twitterlast_img read more

£1,000 pay rise may cost jobs

first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. £1,000 pay rise may cost jobsOn 9 Jan 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Union demands for a £1,000 flat rate salary increase for local council staff could cost jobs if approved, the president of the Society of Chief Personnel Officers, Terry Gorman, has warned.The demand represents a 6.4 per cent increase on last year’s pay deal and would lift the local government minimum wage by 50p, from £4.61 to £5.11 an hour. It means that poorer paid workers would receive a larger increase than better-paid staff.Gorman, who is also assistant chief executive of Personnel and Corporate Services at Nottinghamshire County Council, said, “The flat rate demand would increase local councils’ wage bills dramatically. In election year I can’t see there being an increase in council tax. So I would assume that services would be creamed off and, ultimately, jobs lost.” Suffolk County Council’s personnel officer, Adrian Pritchard, agreed, “It is difficult to contemplate that level of increase. The grand in the hand is a bridge too far and will cost jobs.”The unions, including Unison, T&G and GMB, admit that the pay claim is big, but feel it is the time to invest in local government workers’ pay and tackle recruitment and retention issues.Earnings have risen by 3 per cent a year since 1996.Unison national secretary and head of local government, Malcolm Wing, said: “A morale-boosting pay increase is the only way to reverse the local government culture of more for less.”The Employers Organisation for Local Government is consulting its members. Talks with the unions will start next month with the negotiated increase coming into force in April.By Paul Nelsonlast_img read more