JP returns to weather another investor storm

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GambleAware launches first women-focused national campaign

first_imgThe launch of the new campaign comes after GambleAware last week partnered with research organisation Expert Link on a initiative to co-design and deliver a nationwide network of people with lived experience of gambling harms. British gambling charity GambleAware has announced the launch of its first National Gambling Treatment Service campaign focused on women. Regions: UK & Ireland GambleAware said it developed the campaign in response to recent research on women and gambling harms, with a YouGov report backed by the charity finding that 10% of women in Great Britain experience some level of gambling harm. Responsible gambling Running until the end of March, the campaign will promote treatment and support for gambling harm, drive awareness of support and signpost women to the National Gambling Treatment Service. Expert Link will design an independent network that will operate across Britain and be representative of the entire British community, focusing on equality, diversity and inclusion. 15th February 2021 | By Robert Fletcher “Following the success of the previous campaign, we are continuing with our targeted approach to make sure women are not overlooked in the drive to raise awareness of gambling treatment and support,” GambleAware communications and engagement director Zoë Osmond said. “These findings highlight an increase in women suffering from gambling harm, and we hope this campaign will help to signpost those experiencing harms to the help that is available.” Topics: Social responsibility Responsible gambling The campaign will run across radio, magazines and in digital media, and target women aged between 18 and 54. GambleAware launches first women-focused national campaign Tags: GambleAware Women AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more

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Why I think now is the time to buy FTSE 100 shares!

first_img T Sligo | Saturday, 21st March, 2020 Enter Your Email Address See all posts by T Sligo Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Why I think now is the time to buy FTSE 100 shares! My generation has never seen times like these. Countless companies have ordered staff to work from home, and people have been warned against non-essential travel. Some people are still panic-buying, despite assurances that with normal shopping habits, the supply chains and supermarket stocks will be largely unaffected. The FTSE 100 has continued to spiral downwards.But sadly, throughout the world, people have been affected by even more dire consequences.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Being an investor in these times is difficult. It is hard trying to second guess how decisions governments around the world make will affect your holdings. It is even harder still when the market is plunging as other investors sell-off their stocks.I think it pays to be patient and to remember that investing in the FTSE 100 is a long-term project. Although we are living in unprecedented times, the stock market has had big wobbles before and recovered from them.Looking backAs a long-term investor, I enjoy looking back over historical events. It is good to gauge how businesses have responded to major disruption before.Comparisons keep being made between the coronavirus outbreak and World War 2.I believe it is helpful to think about how businesses have prospered over the time since. Even in the last 30 years, businesses have moved on drastically, with technology and globalisation propelling corporations into $1trn entities. And in the last 30 years, despite the recent major drop, the FTSE 100 has grown by 140%.Investors hate uncertainty, and at the moment no one can accurately quantify how the coronavirus outbreak will affect the economy. Certainly some degree of harm will be caused, but how much? Should we stop buying FTSE 100 stock?I remain hopeful that over time, British businesses will prosper.Stocking upI am investing for the long term. I do not want to make a quick buck from the coronavirus outbreak. Instead, what I buy today, I want to hold for the next 30 or 40 years.In these times, identifying wonderful stocks remains challenging. What the government does next could seriously harm some industries. People’s health remains the most important thing, and investors need to take note of this.Before the coronavirus outbreak unfolded, I had identified International Consolidated Airlines Group — the owner of British Airways — as a FTSE 100 stock to watch. However, with travel restrictions in place for many countries, only the extremely brave investor should now consider buying this. I will certainly be avoiding IAG shares.In terms of UK stocks, in today’s market there is only one thing I would buy and hold for the next several decades: a FTSE 100 index fund.Why buy FTSE 100 stocks?I think that it remains too much of a risk for me to pick individual stocks. As the situation develops, it may become clearer which industries will thrive and where it might be more beneficial to an investor to identify individual stocks. For now, I think the safest option is to buy the whole market.By buying a tracker fund at regular intervals, I hope to ride out any serious market fluctuations by pound-cost-averaging.I have faith that in the long-term, British businesses will succeed. Image source: Getty Images. center_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! T Sligo has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool.last_img read more

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Super 14 Pick of the Week – Round 9

first_imgFriday Apr 16, 2010 Super 14 Pick of the Week – Round 9 Its tight at the top of the Super 14 table as the Bulls reclaimed their place at number one but have a determined Crusaders side chasing them down. The Waratahs and Stormers aren’t far behind either. Let’s take a look at the best tries now though, with the Pick of the Week from round nine of the tournament.There were plenty of tries scored in round nine, with a few high scoring matches meaning that gaps were opening up all over the place, mainly thanks to the Cheetahs and the Lions, whove both struggled this season with their defensive structures.At the top of the table its the Bulls who arent looking their best while on the road, but still managed to beat the Cheifs with a nice try from Gerhard Van Den Heever thats included here. Check out the neat flick from Morne Steyn that gets him through the gap.The Reds scored four tries in the opening 16 minutes against the Lions at Ellis Park, as they notched up a 41-26 win as Quade Cooper once again marshalled the troops and continued in his rich vain of form. The Lions didnt give up though, scoring a few tries themselves, including one for Michael Killian from a neat Carlos Spencer special.The Stormers were really impressive as they brushed aside a Blues side that a week earlier had beaten the Bulls. Jaque Fourie scored a great try from a Gio Aplon breakout, and Joe Rokocoko also crossed after a great interchange with Isaia Toeava. Keep an eye out for Toeavas huge hand off on Stormers flanker Francois Louw.The Brumbies dominated the Cheetahs in Canberra as they scored nine tries on their way to a 61-15 win. There were plenty of tries to choose from, but Rocky Elsom and Alfi Mafi get theirs included here as the Brumbies let loose with some great attacking rugby.One of the best tries of the weekend though would have to be the one scored by Fetuu Vainikolo for the Highlanders against the Force. The hard running winger has had many tries ruled out this season by the TMO, and it seems like everytime he scores these days, its referred. This time he got it down though, despite being airborn and outside the field of play. Sensational.Enjoy this weeks compilation, and be sure to check out the link on the sidebar that now allows you to easily view previous weeks tries. Or you can go there nowif youd like.Your favourite try this week? 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Watch: Reforging the Steelers | Episode 2 | RugbyPass Original Documentary In Episode 2 of Reforging the Steelers, we follow the team through rounds two to four as they try to get their season on track after an opening loss to competition powerhouses Tasman. Shock result: Crusaders left to rue costly errors with win over Rebels not enough for final guarantee In a shock result, the Crusaders have failed to record the requisite winning margin needed over the Rebels to book themselves a spot in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final and are now reliant on the Blues dropping the ball against the Force. ‘I deliberately haven’t mentioned it too much this week’: Tim Sampson keeping mum ahead of Blues battle The Western Force aim to play the role of party poopers on Saturday when they take on the ladder-leading Blues at a venue that shall not be named. 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eCharity produces eDisaster

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. Advertisement eCharity.com has created eDisaster.com, an emergency fundraising Web site to help victims of natural and man-made disasters.Read eCharity Launches Emergency Web Site for African Flood Victims at dmnews.com/ eCharity produces eDisaster Howard Lake | 2 March 2000 | News  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis read more

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“Extreme or Harsh Point Of View Not Hate Speech”: Bombay High Court Reiterates The Ingredients Of Section 153A IPC

first_imgNews Updates”Extreme or Harsh Point Of View Not Hate Speech”: Bombay High Court Reiterates The Ingredients Of Section 153A IPC Sharmeen Hakim5 May 2021 8:19 AMShare This – xObserving that an extreme or harsh point of view would not amount to hate speech, the Bombay High Court quashed an FIR against Navi Mumbai resident Sunaina Holey. The right to express one’s views is a protected and cherished right in our democracy. Merely because the point of view of the Petitioner is extreme or harsh will not make it a hate speech as it is only expressing a different point of view, a division bench of Justices SS Shinde and MS Karnik observed. Holey was booked u/s 153A (promoting enmity between different groups on the grounds of religion) of the IPC for posting a video along with a comment on migrant workers gathered outside Bandra Masjid, in Mumbai, at the peak of the nationwide lockdown on April 14, 2020. In the video, a man shouted that Covid – 19 pandemic is not an act of God but has been brought by India’s prime minister. The bench observed that Holey’s intent behind reposting the video with a comment was only to criticise that man’s perspective. Assuming that the said tweet is an extreme view expressed in retaliation to the view expressed by one of the member of the crowd who was blaming the Prime Minister of India for the outbreak of the pandemic, the said tweet has still to be judged from the standpoint of what the reaction of a strong minded, reasonable or a prudent person would be. If the test of a strong or a prudent person judging the contents of the said tweet is applied, by no stretch of imagination it can be said that the said tweet created hatred or enmity between the two groups of communities. Upon reading of the contents of the said tweet, it is difficult to arrive at the conclusion that the Petitioner has mens rea to commit alleged offence under section 153A of the IPC. The bench further observed that an offence wasn’t registered against the author of the video or the person blaming the Prime Minister, so also, there was no disturbance reported after. The bench observed, while State’s concern to control the situation was “justified,” registering the FIR against Holey on the apprehension that the same may lead to promoting hatred or enmity between different groups on the ground of religion or that she has committed an act which is prejudicial to the maintenance of harmony between different religious groups, is too far fetched and remote. “The tweet in question, if judged on the basis of what a reasonable and strong-minded person will think of it, leaves little manner of doubt in our mind that the same is only expressing a hostile point of view. The Respondent’s approach towards the tweet is hypersensitive and over-cautious, thereby trying to scent danger in the hostile point of view expressed by the Petitioner.” The bench cited a list of judgements Imp Judgements relied on A citizen or even an influential person is under no obligation to avoid a controversial or sensitive topic. Even expressing an extreme opinion in a given case does not amount to hate speech. (Amish Devgan’s case)It is not an absolute proposition that one must wait for the investigation to be completed before quashing FIR under Section 482 of Cr.PC as the same would depend upon the facts and circumstances of each case. ( Manzar Sayyed Khan & Bhajanlal’s case.)The intention of the accused must be judged on the basis of the words used by the accused along with surrounding circumstances. (Manzar Sayyed Khan’s case)The statement in question on the basis of which the FIR has been registered against the accused must be judged on the basis of what reasonable and strong-minded persons will think of the statement, and not on the basis of the views of hypersensitive persons who scent danger in every hostile point of view. (Manzar Sayyed Khan’s case)In order to constitute an offence under Section 153A of the IPC, two communities must be involved. Merely inciting the feeling of one community or group without any reference to any other community or group cannot attract either Section 153A. (Refer Bilal Ahmed Kaloo’s case)The intention to cause disorder or incite people to violence is the sine qua non of the ofence under Section 153A of IPC and prosecution has to prove prima facie the existence of mens rea on the part of the accused. (Balwant Singh’s case) Tweets against Thackareys Apart from the present FIR, Holey is booked under section 505(2) and 500(defamation) of IPC in two more FIRs relating to different tweets posted by her. She was arrested in August last year and then released on bail in the case registered against her by the police at Bandra Kurla Complex cyber crime department. Her tweets were directed at Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and State Cabinet Minister Aaditya Thackeray. Appearances Dr. Abhinav Chandrachud a/w advocates Chandansingh Shekhawat, Yashowardhan Deshmukh, Sailee Dhayalkar instructed by Farishta Menon for Holey Senior Advocate M.S. Mohite and advocate Vivek Babar, and APP Jayesh Yagnik for the State. [Sunaina Holey vs State of Maharashtra]Click Hear To Download/Read JudgmentTagsBombay High Court Sunaina Holey Justice SS Shinde Justice MS Karnik CM Uddhav Thackeray Aaditya Thackeray Next Storylast_img read more

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Starbucks apologizes after 2 sheriff’s deputies say servers ignored them

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — Starbucks is in the spotlight again for alleged mistreatment of law enforcement officers.The Riverside County, California, sheriff’s department claims that two of its deputies were refused service at a Starbucks location on Thursday night.Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco tweeted late Friday, “The anti police culture repeatedly displayed by Starbucks employees must end.”The incident comes two weeks after an Oklahoma police officer’s Starbucks order had the name “Pig” printed on one of the cups. Starbucks fired the worker it says put the offensive word on the cup, and apologized to law enforcement.“This language is offensive to all law enforcement and is not representative of the deep appreciation we have for police officers who work tirelessly to keep our communities safe,” the company said in a statement following the incident.When contacted about Thursday night’s incident in Riverside County, a Starbucks representative told ABC News that the two California deputies were in uniform when they visited the Starbucks at around 11 p.m., and were ignored by workers for about five minutes.“There is simply no excuse for how the two deputies were ignored,” said Starbucks spokesperson Reggie Borges. “We’re deeply sorry for that.”The company contends the deputies were not refused service, but that employees were simply not attentive. Starbucks is launching an investigation into the incident to better understand if the deputies were intentionally ignored by the employees.While the investigation is underway, the employees who were on duty are not being scheduled to work. Starbucks leadership will travel to the location to fully understand what unfolded, company representatives said.Starbucks officials also said they have reached out to Sheriff Bianco to apologize.“We really want to connect with the two deputies, apologize directly, and hear their stories,” explained Borges. “We take full responsibility for any intentional or unintentional disrespect to law enforcement.”Starbucks says it is a violation of policy to not serve a customer for such a long period of time. Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Law school graduates in Florida say bar test software compromised computers

first_imgplayb/iStockBy LUKE BARR, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Law school graduates in Florida were required to download software to take the bar exam virtually amid coronavirus — and a number of them now say they encountered significant data breaches, including, in some cases, attempted hacks on bank accounts because of the software.A number of Florida students who planned to take the online bar exam in August 2020 claim there were attempts originating from Russia to gain access to sensitive accounts after they downloaded test software from ILG Technologies, and in some cases, they say their entire computers were wiped out after downloading the test administering software.“There are now accounts emerging of examinees receiving emails from websites claiming that their information was used to log in or that a login attempt was detected from another country,” a number of students wrote in a letter.The letter, obtained by ABC News does not specify how many students signed on.Many of the Florida students who were set to take the bar said in an Aug. 10 letter sent to the Florida Board of Bar Examiners.Two days before the Florida bar exam was supposed to take place, on Aug. 20, the Florida Board of Bar Examiners cancelled it altogether, saying in a video that taking the exam online was not “technically feasible,” but not going into details.“Our inability to offer the Bar examination in August was a failure. We apologize for that failure,” Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Canady said in video released last week. “We acknowledge and accept the criticism that has been directed at the court and the Board of Bar Examiners.”ILG Technologies is a Missouri-based company that specializes in administering both the online and in-person bar exam, with Illinois, Alabama and Texas among the states that use the software, according to the company’s website. Their development office is based in Turkey, according to the website.“There is no evidence linking any security breach with ILG Software,” a representative for ILG told ABC News. “We actually have had our software audited via third party software security firm, based in Miami, Florida and the report came back negative for any virus or malware.”The Florida State Supreme Court has not responded to ABC News’ request for comment.Students were required to download the software four days before the exam, and quickly, their letter states, issues started to occur.“Some have experienced a sudden influx of messages from foreign telephone numbers seeking Bitcoin, and many cannot access email accounts after their passwords were changed without their permission,” the letter, which includes 28 pages detailing reported problems students faced, says.Shortly after signing up and downloading the software, one student, whose name was redacted for privacy, said they received a Gmail login attempt emanating from Russia.The letter also asserts that multiple students reported there were attempts to gain access to their Robinhood accounts, a platform for online investing. Some students said their bank accounts were accessed shortly after the software was downloaded.“Examinees understand that their information could have been accessed from anywhere, but the co-occurrence of the ILG software download and these login attempts is disturbing when coupled with the lack of accountability from ILG,” the students continued.ILG’s user agreement says they’re not responsible for any lost data or software.Screenshots obtained by ABC News show apparent failures in the system’s artificial intelligence verification program, which is supposed to use photos to verify an ID or other form of identification. Students said the system was accepting any photo as a form of identification: In one instance, a user submitted an image of a dog, and another, a glass of what appears to be orange juice. The system approved both of those images, according to the letter.Fourteen states and jurisdictions are set to take the bar in October, according to the National Conference of Bar Examiners, and students ABC News spoke with worry they will not be able to adequately and fairly take that October exam due to technical difficulties.Issues have been plaguing law graduates attempting to take the bar across the nation. In Michigan and Nevada, for instance, software programs — not run by ILG — crashed mid-exam.“I don’t want to overly dramatize what happened but it caused a period of strong anxiety in the middle of a test day for myself and, I’m sure, for many other people,” Kerry Martin, a University of Michigan law school graduate, told the Detroit News.“I can’t guarantee you that the path forward will be flawless, but I can guarantee you that we have learned from this mistake and that it will not be repeated,” Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Canady said in last week’s video.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Building society scoops health at work award

first_img Previous Article Next Article Building society scoops health at work awardOn 1 Jan 2004 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. WestBromwich Building Society has won the health at work category in last year’sPersonnel Today Awards.Thesociety, which has completely overhauled its approach to employee health andwell-being in the past three years, scooped the Aon Health Solutions Award atthe ceremony in London in November. Peoplesupport officer Julia Malpass said she was “delighted” her team hadwon.Since2000, the society has brought in a raft of initiatives, including promotingcorporate membership of local gyms, the introduction of a dedicated OHdepartment, health assessments by a nurse, access to an alternative therapistand a review of sickness absence procedures and policies.Sinceentering the awards, the society has also introduced a chiropractor for staffand has just tested sports and remedial massage, which is now being run oneither a fortnightly or weekly basis.last_img read more

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3rd Annual Amphibious Operations Conference to Be Held in London, UK

first_img View post tag: held 3rd Annual Amphibious Operations Conference to Be Held in London, UK View post tag: be View post tag: London Senior military officials, including eight flag officer from over 15 nations including the UK, US, Italy, Norway, Finland, France, The Netherlands, Poland, Philippines and Australia will gather in London along with leading industry experts at the 3rd Annual Amphibious Operations between 25 – 27 September.The 3rd annual Amphibious Operations conference will explore how marine infantry units conduct amphibious operations and how they interact with and utilise landing docks and landing craft as well as weapons and navigation systems.Amphibious Operations 2012 will specifically focus on Asia Pacific with the Philippines offering an update on their modernisation plans and the US speaking about regional cooperation.Military personnel will give their future perspective and requirements over the course of the three day event. They include speakers such as: Major General Ed Davis OBE, Commandant General of the Royal Marines who will present on ‘A future perspective of the Royal Marines’, followed by Major General Timothy Hanifen, Director, Expeditionary Warfare (N85), US Navy who will outline ‘Future requirements for the expeditionary warrior’ and Brigadier General Remigio C Valdez AFP, Deputy Commandant (Incoming), Philippine Marine Corps who will give an ‘Update on the modernisation programmes and the capability update programmes on the Philippine Marine Corps’. “Amphibious Operations 2012 is an opportunity to meet with the USMC’s partners from around the world, not only to share our experiences from Bold Alligator-12, but more importantly to describe how we might collectively consider exploiting them with a view toward developing even more robust amphibious capabilities in the near future,” Colonel Vince Goulding (ret’d), Director, Experiment Division, USMC Warfighting Lab stated.The event is auspiced by Shark Marine Technologies, Dubai Ship Building and Engineering L.L.C and Marine Alutech Oy Ab.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, August 6, 2012 View post tag: 3rd View post tag: Amphibious View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today 3rd Annual Amphibious Operations Conference to Be Held in London, UK View post tag: Annualcenter_img View post tag: conference Share this article Authorities View post tag: UK August 6, 2012 View post tag: Operations View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navylast_img read more

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