Online gamblers hit by regulatory minefield and populist politicians

first_img whatsapp Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ Share BEFORE banker-bashing came along, gambling was the populist issue that most politicians turned to when they wanted a boost in the polls. One of the first things Gordon Brown did on becoming Prime Minister was ditch plans for a Las Vegas-style super-casino in Manchester, earning him plaudits from reactionaries everywhere. Now Germany’s 16 Lander – or federal states – are discussing new online legislation that proposes, among other restrictions, a 16.7 per cent sports wager tax that would effectively prevent Bwin from making a decent return. It will be months – maybe years – until the effect of the new rules on Bwin is fully known. The legislation is sure to be challenged by Bwin and its rivals, and maybe even the EU, although the rules could still be adopted by next year.However, one thing is clear: the online gambling business will always be laced with regulatory mines that could be detonated at any minute by opportunist politicians. In the US, online gambling has been banned since 2006, with very few exceptions – despite the World Trade Organisation ruling that it is in violation of its treaty obligations. There are attempts to ease rules in Nevada, along with Iowa, California and Florida, although there is no guarantee that any changes will be long-lived. Elsewhere, there is little chance of any real relaxation of rules. In Australia, “interactive” gambling is illegal, while any form of gambling in Russia, China or Japan is not allowed. In India –?where the gambling market is worth some $60bn a year – around half of bets are technically illegal. In the EU, the situation is much better, but Germany’s decision to try and go it alone with tougher rules is a portent of things to come.It is somewhat fitting that a play on Bwin is to some degree a gamble on factors outside an investor’s control. Online gamblers hit by regulatory minefield and populist politicians Thursday 7 April 2011 8:30 pm whatsapp Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’Sportsnaut’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe Wrap KCS-content last_img read more

F1 Business : Formula 1 champions Mercedes to use black cars…

first_imgSportSports Business NBA 2021-22: Wilson reveals new NBA official ball ahead of the 2021-22 season Euro 2020 LIVE broadcast in more than 200 countries, check how you can watch Live Streaming of EURO 2020 in your country WTC Final LIVE: ICC strikes another big deal before India vs New Zealand finals, IPL sponsor UPSTOX is now ICC sponsor Cricket PSL 2021 Live Streaming: PSL 2021 Phase 2 to be live broadcasted in 100 countries, SonyLIV to live stream in India TAGSF1 BusinessF1 Race CalendarFormula 1 LIVEFormula 1 Live streamingMercedes unveils black car SHARE WTC Final LIVE: GoDaddy furthers its partnership with the ICC as official sponsor of the WTC 2021 Previous articleIPL 2020 : ‘IPL World’s biggest cricket league’ says Kane WilliamsonNext articleWest Indies tour of England : West Indies frustrated as rain plays spoilsport in the warm up game Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. By Kunal Dhyani – June 29, 2020 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Formula One champions Mercedes unveiled black-liveried cars for the 2020 season on Monday as part of a public pledge to further improve diversity within the team and the world of motorsport.Mercedes have traditionally raced in silver throughout their time in Formula One but will switch to black and have ‘End Racism’ emblazoned on the halo of both cars. Premier League: Setback for Manchester United as empty stadium forces club to lose $30 million in Q1 YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredNoteableyAirport Security Couldn’t Believe These Jaw-Dropping MomentsNoteabley|SponsoredSponsoredDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsored by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeE! OnlineCNN’s Christiane Amanpour Undergoes Surgery After Cancer DiagnosisE! OnlineCapital One ShoppingThis hack can uncover JOANN discounts you don’t know aboutCapital One ShoppingMicrosoftBring your desktop to life with Bing WallpaperMicrosoftThe team said the Black Lives Matter movement has “shone a searching light on how much we need new measures and actions in the fight against racism and all forms of discrimination”.The new livery will make its debut when Britain’s world champion Lewis Hamilton and Finnish team mate Valtteri Bottas feature in the season-opening Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday.“Racism and discrimination have no place in our society, our sport or our team: this is a core belief at Mercedes,” Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff said in a statement.”But having the right beliefs and the right mindset isn’t enough if we remain silent.“We wish to use our voice and our global platform to speak up for respect and equality, and the Silver Arrow will race in black for the entire 2020 season to show our commitment to greater diversity within our team and our sport.”Mercedes said only 3% of their workforce identified as belonging to minority ethnic groups, while just 12% are women.The team plans to launch a diversity and inclusion programme before the end of the season as they look to improve those numbers and encourage more people from under-represented backgrounds into Formula One.Six-times Formula One champion Hamilton said: “It’s so important that we seize this moment and use it to educate ourselves whether you are an individual, brand or company to make real meaningful changes when it comes to ensuring equality and inclusivity.” Tokyo Olympics: Indian Olympic Association partners JSW as sponsor for Tokyo-bound athletes English Premier League WTC Finals LIVE: ICC Sponsor Himalaya Men unveils ‘Cheer In Whites’ campaign with Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant Cricket Latest Sports News Cricket WTC Finals on Facebook: ICC & Facebook partner to bring exclusive content from the World Test Championship final between India and New Zealand Latest Sports News Sports Business NBA 2020-21 Facebook Twitter Football F1 Business : Formula 1 champions Mercedes to use black cars in stand against racism Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter NBA Draft Lottery: 4 Teams that have won the NBA Draft Lottery most number of times Cricket last_img read more

Guaranty Trust Bank Plc ( 2004 Annual Report

first_imgGuaranty Trust Bank Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2004 annual report.For more information about Guaranty Trust Bank Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Guaranty Trust Bank Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Guaranty Trust Bank Plc (  2004 annual report.Company ProfileGuaranty Trust Bank Plc (GTBank) is a leading financial services institution in Nigeria with business operations in Cote D’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania and the United Kingdom. The company provides banking products and services for the retail, commercial and corporate banking sectors. GTBank has received numerous accolades in recognition of excellent service, delivery, innovation, corporate social responsibility and good corporate governance include ‘The Best Banking Group by World Finance Magazine’ and ‘The Most Innovative African Bank by The African Banker Magazine’ in 2016/2017. GTBank’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Guaranty Trust Bank is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Rep. Demings announces grant opportunities and awards

first_imgDear Friend,As your Representative in Congress, it is my privilege to deliver this newsletter with opportunities for federal grants in District 10.Grants are available to individuals, non-profit organizations, and state or local government entities.As you may know, federal funding is extremely competitive and limited in availability. It is my hope that this newsletter will be a helpful resource for you in the grants process.For more information about getting started and the application process, please visit, or contact Erin Waldron, my Director of Economic and Community Development, at 321-388-9808.Additional InformationAre you eligible for a federal grant?What are your next steps?Learn how to write grant applicationsMy office is here to assist you with any of your needs. Recently Awarded in District 10 Federal Grant Opportunities in July From US Representative Val Demings of the 10th Congressional District of Florida You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Upcoming Grant Opportunities Alzheimer’s Disease Programs Initiative – Department of Health and Human ServicesAward Ceiling: $100,000Application Deadline: August 13, 2019Description: Cooperative agreements under this funding opportunity announcement (FOA), Alzheimer’s Disease Program Initiative (ADPI), are dedicated to the development and expansion of dementia-capable home and community-based service (HCBS) systems in States and Communities. There are two application options contained in this FOA, one for States (Option A) and the other for Communities (Option B). No entity would be eligible to apply for both State and Community options. The systems resulting from program activities under both program options will provide quality, person-centered services that help individuals remain independent and safe in their communities.More Information: Media Projects – National Endowment for the HumanitiesAward Ceiling: $1,000,000Application Deadline: August 14, 2019Description: This program supports the collaboration of media producers and scholars to develop humanities content and to prepare documentary film, television, radio, and podcast projects that engage public audiences with humanities ideas in creative and appealing ways. All projects must be grounded in humanities scholarship.More Information: Vision Technologies – Department of DefenseAward Ceiling: UnlistedApplication Deadline: August 15, 2019Description: As “The Army’s Sensor Developer,” Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (NVESD) researches and develops cutting edge technology, with the goal of exceeding U.S. Soldier requirements, and allowing an asymmetrical advantage in changing battlefield environments. The technologies are divided into four sections: Science and Technology; Ground Combat Systems; Modeling and Simulation; Air Systems and NVESD Innovative Technologies.More Information: Weapons of Mass Destruction: First Responder Vaccine Initiative (FRVI) Pilot – Department of Homeland SecurityAward Ceiling: $800,000Application Deadline: August 15, 2019Description: DHS is executing a First Responder Vaccine Initiative (FRVI) Pilot that has as a primary objective the establishment of a mechanism to offer pre-event vaccinations to emergency response providers through a voluntary vaccination pilot program. This is being accomplished in operational partnership or coordination with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) Office of the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS). The FRVI Pilot will work with selected State and Local jurisdictions with emergency response providers who have been assessed as high risk for exposure to aerosolized anthrax spores during the course of their assigned duties.More Information: Survey of Internet- and Technology-Facilitated Child Exploitation – Department of JusticeAward Ceiling: $1,000,000Application Deadline: August 20, 2019Description: This project will support a national study of internet- and technology-facilitated child sexual exploitation, including the development, testing, and administration of a national data collection from law enforcement agencies to produce accurate and reliable national estimates of, information about, arrests for internet- and technology-facilitated child sexual exploitation crimes. This study will allow for the identification of new threats, problems and concerns encountered by law enforcement in the changing technological environment; improved tracking and monitoring of new and abating threats; and a better understanding of which investigative strategies are associated with more favorable outcomes in protecting children from online victimization. This effort directly supports the U.S. Department of Justice priorities of reducing crime and combatting victimization.More Information: Housing for the Elderly Program – Department of Housing and Urban DevelopmentAward Ceiling: $5,000,000Application Deadline: August 28, 2019Description: HUD is providing Capital Advance funding and project rental subsidies for the development and ongoing operation of supportive rental housing for very low-income persons, aged 62 years or older. This funding, leveraged with other financing sources, will expand affordable housing opportunities that are physically designed and that have a robust set of services that will allow seniors to live independently and age in community.More Information: Prevention and Counterterrorism Research Center of Excellence – Department of Homeland SecurityAward Ceiling: $3,650,000Application Deadline: September 13, 2019Description: The DHS S&T Office of University Programs (OUP) is requesting applications from accredited U.S. colleges and universities to lead a consortium of universities for a TPCR COE. OUP is also posting a separate NOFO for eligible applicants to submit single project proposals for consideration as a partner to this COE. Please see NOFO Number DHS-19-ST-061-TPCR-Partner or 97.061 on for directions on how to submit single project proposals. DHS will select qualified individual projects from applications received for either the Center Lead NOFO or the Center Partner NOFO, regardless of the institution that is awarded as lead institution.More Information: TAGSGrantsRep. Val Demings Previous articleNew on Netflix in AugustNext articleA dreadful similarity Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Community Facilities Direct Loans and Grants – Department of AgricultureRecipient: Town of EatonvilleAward: $53,500Description: This Rural Development investment will be used to purchase police vehicles and related equipment. The town of Eatonville has several vehicles that have exceeded their useful life and are no longer dependable. These new vehicles will provide reliable services to all residents of the town.Low or No Emission Grant Program – Department of TransportationRecipient: LYNXAward: $1,961,233Description: The Low or No Emission Program (Low-No) provides funding to state and local governmental authorities for the purchase or lease of zero-emission and low-emission transit buses, including acquisition, construction, and leasing of required supporting facilities such as recharging, refueling, and maintenance facilities.Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Grants – Department of Health and Human ServicesRecipient: Community Coordinated Care for Children, Inc.Award: $4,232,914Description: Through this announcement, the Administration for Children and Families grants are awarded to public or private non-profit organizations, including community-based and faith-based organizations, or for-profit organizations that seek to provide a high-quality, comprehensive birth-to-five program incorporating both Head Start and Early Head Start funding, or to provide for Head Start only or Early Head Start only, to children and families residing in Osceola, Seminole, and Orange Counties, Florida.Head Start Projects – Department of Health and Human ServicesRecipient: Community Coordinated Care for Children, Inc.Award: $7,927,674Description: Head Start programs support children’s growth and development in a positive learning environment through a variety of services, which include Early learning, Health, and Family well-being components. Head Start programming is responsive to the ethnic, cultural, and linguistic heritage of each child and family. More than 80 percent of children served by Head Start programs are 3- and 4-year-olds. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

WWP national conference: Organizing for socialism

first_imgNov. 1 — The national conference of Workers World Party is fast approaching. Slated for Nov. 11-13 in New York City, this gathering of revolutionaries from around the country and the world will be meeting just days after the U.S. presidential election. Whether Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump is elected, the struggle will continue for the workers and oppressed. That has been the main message of the WWP national election campaign, and it means more organizing, solidarity, Marxist politics and strategizing for the struggle ahead are in order. That’s what the WWP conference is all about.Organizers of the revolutionary socialist conference have invited activists to participate. In a recent letter they stated:“Many of us are disillusioned by the current state of things, but we have no illusions that things will get better on their own. Not only do we organize, we fight as if this were a war — a war on Black lives, a war on workers and oppressed people. As our battles intensify, many of us are thinking about how we must organize ourselves for the next phase — how we must convene our movement as the presidential elections will soon be over. Also, how we must build with each other and commit to solidarity — because so many people depend upon it: the Black Lives Matter movement, immigrant families, the LGBTQ community, women and the entire working class.“On Nov 11-13, many of us are convening in New York City for the annual Workers World Party conference, at the historic Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz Memorial and Education Center, at 3940 Broadway (West 165th Street) in Manhattan. This will be a gathering of revolutionaries, activists, organizers, and community members who are fed up and say ‘No more!’ to the cruelties of capitalism and its innate racism, homophobia, sexism, Islamophobia, ableism and more.“This conference is for those who are struggling to make sense of this election chaos, who are questioning the establishment, and who need to re-energize after a long year of battle. It will also take up why the multinational working class — our class — must and will prevail.”Register today!The letter was signed by WWP leaders Monica Moorehead and Lamont Lilly, revolutionary socialist candidates for president and vice president, respectively; youth organizer Loan Tran; and Teresa Gutierrez, campaign manager for the election campaign.Mond, a young African-American activist, told Workers World why he was traveling to the conference all the way from Port Huron, Mich.: “After studying revolutionary politics, I was looking for like-minded people to help me with my fight against fascism. I met Workers World Party and instantly had a direction. The national conference will be a great opportunity to learn from, meet and network with comrades from across the country.”Conference organizers are planning cultural presentations, plenary sessions, workshops, break-out groups and other forms of discussion. It will be “a revolutionary weekend where we will reclaim our power, bring together the most oppressed, and prepare each other for the battles ahead. We say onward to a revolution, to the abolition of capitalism, and to a world where we decide who we are, what we need, and how we want to live in a socialist society — based on meeting human needs, not corporate greed.”Please make plans as soon as possible to attend the Nov. 11-13 conference. Go to to register and for updates and conference schedule (still in formation). Conference organizers need information in order to arrange for adequate housing, meals and more.If you cannot attend, please give a donation to help sponsor costs of transportation, food and housing so that young and low-income activists can participate.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

EDITORIAL – Demonizando a China

first_imgLos designados para la política del exterior de la nueva administración estadounidense no han tardado en enseñar los dientes a la China Popular. Las primeras declaraciones del Secretario de Estado Anthony Blinken aclararon que las relaciones entre Estados Unidos y China son importantes y a la vez adversas. Eso es lenguaje diplomático que significa que el imperialismo estadounidense es hostil a China, y que los éxitos chinos tienen aterrorizada a la clase dominante estadounidense. El régimen de Joe Biden planea no dar espacio a China en los mares o en los mercados financieros. Reanudará el “pivote hacia Asia”, iniciado bajo la administración de Barack Obama, y tratará de fingir que los últimos cuatro años fueron una extraña aberración en lugar de un síntoma de la decadencia imperialista de Estados Unidos.Mientras que el ex presidente, dos veces impugnado, y otros republicanos han calificado a Biden de “blando con China”, incluso la derechista Fox News no está de acuerdo. El analista militar de Fox, el general retirado Jack Keane, dijo el 20 de enero que prevalece una política bipartidista contra China: “El hecho es que la gente que rodea al presidente Biden está más o menos de acuerdo con la redefinición de Trump de los retos de seguridad global a los que nos enfrentamos”. Tras el guiño de Blinken, los medios de comunicación corporativos abrieron un bombardeo propagandístico contra China al terminar enero. Los medios de comunicación, desde el New York Times hasta NPR y Fox News, pusieron en la picota a China por (1) el manejo “autoritario” de la crisis del COVID-19, (2) la supuesta represión de las poblaciones minoritarias internas y (3) su actitud posesiva hacia Hong Kong y Taiwán.Señalamos que estos dos últimos territorios habían formado parte de China durante milenios, antes de que las guerras y maniobras imperialistas se los arrebataran.El artículo del columnista de opinión del Times, Nicolas Kristof, del 30 de enero, personificó el bombardeo mediático. Kristof tiene una inmerecida reputación de “progresista”, porque escribe sobre las violaciones de los derechos humanos y especialmente de los derechos de las mujeres. El giro es que a menudo utiliza la simpatía creada por su descripción para argumentar a favor de la intervención militar de Estados Unidos -como el derrocamiento del gobierno libio por parte de Estados Unidos y la OTAN en 2011 y la continua ocupación militar de Estados Unidos en Afganistán- supuestamente para proteger los derechos de las mujeres contra los talibanes.Kristof omite el hecho de que entre 1979 y 1991, Washington armó a todos los contrarrevolucionarios afganos reaccionarios y misóginos -incluyendo a los que asesinaron a las maestras de escuela bajo el entonces gobierno afgano pro-socialista y sus aliados soviéticos. La columna de Kristof del 30 de enero continuó su tendencia pro-imperialista. Tuvo el descaro de llamar al líder chino Xi Jinping “un pendenciero demasiado confiado y arriesgado que cree que Estados Unidos está en decadencia”, e insistió en que “Biden tiene que gestionar a Xi y reducir el riesgo de guerra sin temor”. Instó a los estrategas estadounidenses a aprovechar las supuestas diferencias dentro de la dirección del Partido Comunista Chino.Kristof acertó en una cosa: El imperialismo estadounidense está en declive. Y el único ámbito en el que Estados Unidos sigue siendo el número uno es la producción de matones demasiado confiados y arriesgados, como demostraron el último presidente y el reciente ataque al Capitolio. Ese ataque mostró al mundo qué clase dirigente y sus representantes políticos tienen las diferencias más agudas e irracionales.Los medios corporativos pueden confiar en que los designados por Biden llevarán a cabo una estrategia antichina coherente. Workers World/Mundo Obrero espera una política agresiva y peligrosa de Biden. Hacemos un llamamiento a la población estadounidense para que se enfrente a las mentiras de la clase dominante estadounidense, sus políticos y sus medios de comunicación, y se movilice para impedir cualquier medida agresiva del imperialismo estadounidense contra la China Popular.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Women’s Basketball wins Maggie Dixon Classic against Army, 63-38

first_imgPhoto by Jack Wallace Colin Post ReddIt Colin Post is a Sports Broadcasting and Journalism double-major from Houston, Texas. Along with sports writing, Colin hopes to work in sports announcing after he graduates. printIt was a special game for the Horned Frogs, as they were honoring the legacy of the late Maggie Dixon. Photo by Jack WallaceTCU women’s basketball extended their win streak to three games Sunday as they rode a huge day from center Jordan Moore to a blowout win over Army in the Maggie Dixon Classic, 63-38.“We talked about it before the game: how we’re not just playing for ourselves, I mean, we’re playing for something bigger than that,” Moore said. “It felt pretty good just being able to like know that everybody’s on the same page in terms of how we’re playing.”The Maggie Dixon Classic is an annual game held to honor the life and coaching legacy of the late Maggie Dixon, the Army women’s basketball head coach from 2005-2006 and the sister of current TCU men’s basketball head coach, Jamie Dixon.“I can’t say it enough: how special it is and humbled we are that we have been entrusted with the opportunity to host this game,” said TCU head coach Raegan Pebley. “This game was about Maggie…her life is continuing to impact people.”Moore was unstoppable for the entire game. In 21 minutes of play, she finished with 22 points on 11-13 shooting. On top of that, she recorded eight rebounds and a block.Jordan Moore finished with 22 points on the day, as she continues to dominate for the Horned Frogs. Photo by Jack WallaceShe played a big role in the Horned Frogs outrebounding the Black Knights 46-35, leading to 10 second-chance points for TCU.“I’m really happy with where our rebounding is at right now,” Pebley said.The Horned Frogs held the Black Knights to just 27 percent from the field. Army’s 38 points were the fewest TCU has allowed this season.“Our defense has just continued to really have an identity, and we’re going to continue to work on that,” Pebley said. “It’s what fuels our offense.”Forward Amy Okonkwo was instrumental in the defensive success, totaling a game-high five steals of 15 turnovers forced by the Horned Frogs.Amy Okonkwo (right) recorded five steals in TCU’s best defensive effort of the season. Photo by Jack Wallace“Amy did her job,” Moore said. “That’s really good for us. That’s good for the whole team.”After TCU held a slim 17-16 lead at the end of the first quarter, guard Kianna Ray led the Horned Frogs on a 17-4 run in the second quarter to put the Frogs up 34-20 going into the halftime break.Ray finished with nine points on three three-pointers and a game-high nine assists. She has accounted for almost half of TCU’s made three-pointers this season while shooting 54 percent from beyond the arc.It was all TCU in the second half as the efficiency of Moore, facilitating of Ray and stout defense of Okonkwo overwhelmed Army. The Horned Frogs outscored the Black Knights 29-18 in the second half to cruise to victory.Guard Lauren Heard finished with nine points, four assists and three rebounds for the Horned Frogs.TCU women’s basketball will return to action and look to continue their winning streak at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, against Montana State at Schollmaier Arena. + posts Twitter Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Colin Post Facebook Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Linkedin Twitter Previous articleBane explodes for season-high 24 points, TCU defeats Central MichiganNext articleCheez-It Bowl gives seniors one more chance to play Colin Post RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Taylor’s monster slam highlights big weekend for TCU Athletics TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Despite series loss, TCU proved they belong against No. 8 Texas Tech TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Linkedin Colin Post Colin Post First TCU spring game since 2018 gets fans primed for a highly-anticipated fall Colin Post Facebooklast_img read more

PIL Filed In Kerala HC Demanding Independent Inquiry Into Kozhikode Plane Crash And Closure Of Airport [Read Petition]

first_imgNews UpdatesPIL Filed In Kerala HC Demanding Independent Inquiry Into Kozhikode Plane Crash And Closure Of Airport [Read Petition] Monisha Purwar14 Aug 2020 10:28 PMShare This – xA Public Interest Litigation has been filed in the Kerala High Court seeking immediate closure of the Calicut International Airport and an independent and impartial open inquiry by a Court of inquiry headed by a retired judge as opposed to the closed investigation which is being undertaken by the Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) into the air-crash of 7th August, 2020 at…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginA Public Interest Litigation has been filed in the Kerala High Court seeking immediate closure of the Calicut International Airport and an independent and impartial open inquiry by a Court of inquiry headed by a retired judge as opposed to the closed investigation which is being undertaken by the Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) into the air-crash of 7th August, 2020 at Calicut airport which killed 19 people. The petitioner has also demanded a criminal investigation into the cause of the air-crash by the CBI. The petitioner Mr. Yeshwanth Shenoy claims that the air-crash that took place on 7th August 2020 at Calicut airport was similar to the air crash of Mangalore that had occurred on the 22nd of May, 2010. He alleges that the airport officials and the State authorities had been issued several warnings before both the accidents about the dangers at the airports, especially after the Mangalore crash in 2010 but the officials deliberately ignored to take any corrective measures to rectify them. The petitioner has cited several references to emails/ letters by Justice V.R. Krishna Iyer to the then Prime Minister and Chief Justice of India regarding the state of aviation safety in the country and numerous letters by Captain Mohan Ranganathan who was assigned the task of inspecting the Mangalore and Calicut airports after the Mangalore air-crash. He alleges that the problem with table top airport was highlighted by the Mangalore crash back in 2010. The petitioner asserts that aviation safety is in a critical state in Calicut airport and in other airports across the country. He alleges that several norms prescribed by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and other domestic norms are being deliberately violated in India due to rampant corruption and a failure of the system of checks and balances due to allied interests of bodies like Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and Airport Authority of India (AAI), which has resulted in the present accident. Major allegations have been made on different fronts in the petition regarding the state of aviation safety in the country. Airports The petitioner alleges that DGCA has been granting licenses to airports without them complying with the prescribed Standard and Recommended Practices and that these deviations which ought to be reported are deliberately withheld or falsified by the AAI. Aircrafts The petitioner points out that the Indian authorities had been callous with banning the use of Boeing 737 Max aircraft as well as Prat and Whitney engines, even after several crashes involving them and after their issues were reported to the Government. He further alleges that even to date, many airlines use the P&W engines and they been extending their date of replacement indefinitely. He also asserts that the aircraft maintenance system is in a deplorable state. He alleges that the Ghatkoper crash of 2018 was due to the fault of a DGCA approved Maintenance and Repair Organisation (MRO) but that the same was covered up in inquiry as the DGCA and a former Civil Aviation Minister had substantial interests in the MRO involved. Aviation Personnel The petitioner has also alleged that many unqualified pilots are able to manage a flying license as there is a prevalence of sham flying schools in the country. He has also alleged that aircrafts are being repaired/ maintained by unauthorized engineers and that this increases the risks to aircrafts due to faulty maintenance. Moreover, despite recommendations by the DGCA and the Court of Inquiry of the Mangalore aircrash, there has been no implementation of Duty Time Limitations for pilots, maintenance engineers and cabin crew which results in high fatigue amongst these aviation personnel which can result in many air crashes in future. He also brought forward incidents of maintenance logs being manipulated and aircrafts released to service without actual checks. Moreover, the petitioner claims that the DGCA has come out with even more dangerous Flying Duty Time Limitations Regulations to be implemented from December, 2020 which will lead to a higher prevalence of air crashes. According to him, pilots do not stand to fight these regulations as they are worried about losing their jobs. Air Navigation Services The petitioner has alleged that the work of Air Traffic Control Officers involves several equipment many of which malfunction and the same was brought to the notice of AAI but to no avail. He also alleges that the Government and the airport authorities have over time sidelined the efficient Air Traffic Control Officers who complied with norms and has filled the system with corrupt and inefficient officers. This is especially dangerous as these officers are assigned duties like giving height approvals for buildings and expansion of runways. Calicut Airport Air-crash The Petitioner asserts that the Calicut airport conforms only to Code 4C classification which prohibits wide-body aircraft and despite this, the current DGCA, Shri Arun Kumar, had reissued the permission for wide-body aircraft operation from Calicut. He also asserts that in July 2019, the DGCA safety audit had identified several safety deficiencies at Calicut including presence of excessive rubber deposits and cracks in the runway and yet the DGCA renewed the license of Calicut airport from mid-2019 to October 2021 without resolving these safety deficiency findings. The petitioner has demanded an inquiry into the aircrash by an open Court of Inquiry headed by a Retired Supreme Court Judge or at least a Retired High Court Judge. The petitioner contends that this is necessary as the AAIB is not independent and it had tampered evidences to support its conclusions in the Ghatkoper crash. Moreover he asserts, The requirement of the Judge is to ensure that every issue taken up is recorded and nothing is tampered with. This can be accomplished only by a Judge and from the Mangalore experience we can vouch that no high-ranking officer of the Airforce also is capable to conduct an independent and impartial investigation. He has also demanded removal of Jasbir Singh Larhga from the Panel of investigators (citing his questionable inquiry in Ghatkoper crash) and has asked to replace him with a more appropriate officer with impeccable integrity. He has also requested to include a ‘Human Factors’ Specialist in the team. The petitioner has also demanded a criminal investigation into the crash by the CBI as the local police are unequipped to handle the complexity of air crash investigations which might reveal faults of Governmental bodies not situated in Calicut. The petitioner contends The Petitioner respectfully submits that there is a prima facie case for the involvement of the CBI and in the absence of such investigation and criminal prosecution of officers involved, we will never be in a position to avoid these air crashes.Click Here To Download Petition[Read Petition] Next Storylast_img read more

New look for British Sandwich Association

first_imgThe British Sandwich Association (BSA) has redesigned its logo, launching it weeks before this year’s British Sandwich Week running 12-18 May.The launch of the new identity, which focuses around a Union Jack theme using red, white and blue, follows a year of celebration for the organisation and marks the 250th anniversary of the sandwich.Jim Winship, director of the BSA, said: “The new logo has been designed to capture the British heritage of the sandwich and to give it greater impact. It also marks a move by the Association into consumer marketing, which will see greater support for our awards and British Sandwich Week this year.”The BSA has said it will be substantially increasing activity around British Sandwich Week 2013 through point-of-sale, consumer competitions and an attempt at a world sandwich-making record.In addition, winners of the BSA’s dedicated industry awards, also known as the Sammies, will be announced during the Week at a gala dinner on 16 May, taking place at the Lancaster London Hotel.last_img read more

Gregg Allman Announces Lineup For Red Rocks Edition Of Laid Back Festival

first_imgThere’s certainly an inherent magic that comes along with Morrison, CO venue Red Rocks Amphitheatre, but that feeling is only intensified when a true legend takes the stage. That’s the plan for September 25th, when Gregg Allman graces the Red Rocks stage for one of his five Laid Back Festivals this year. Not only is Allman performing with his new solo band, but the Allman Brother has curated the whole festival, from music to food to drinks and more!Gregg Allman Reveals The Lineup For The First Of His Five ‘Laid Back’ FestivalsThe full lineup sees performances from ZZ Top, Richie Furay Band, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, Gabriel Kelley, Lucie Silvas, Levon and People’s Blues Of Richmond. Now that’s the way to do it!Check out the full lineup below, and head here to find tickets.[H/T JamBase]last_img read more