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Chrysler on the road to profit

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Cost control helps NetEnt double Q3 profit

first_img Email Address Slots This was offset by growth in the Nordics, which now account for 17% of revenue, while contributions from the US (10%) and the rest of the world (12%) remained unchanged quarter-over-quarter. Hillman said NetEnt’s fourth quarter outlook remains positive, supported by the expansion plans and new game launches, which include a number of titles using BTG’s Megaways mechanic.  “Given our new lower cost base, the operating leverage of our business and our strong product pipeline, we expect continued strong growth in earnings and cash flow for the rest of the year and beyond,” she said. Cost control helps NetEnt double Q3 profit Tags: NetEnt Evolution Red Tiger Gaming Therese Hillman The bulk of revenue came from European markets outside of the UK or Nordic region, making up 42% of the quarter’s total. While the UK remained the supplier’s second largest, its contribution declined to 19% of revenue.  22nd October 2020 | By Robin Harrison The core NetEnt business also launched Gonzo’s Quest Megaways, which combined one of the business’ most popular titles with Big Time Gaming’s popular mechanic. Three months on from its launch, the game was the best performing title in NetEnt history in terms of gross revenue. NetEnt enjoyed a record second quarter, at a time when players were largely under lockdown and competition from sports betting was limited by the lack of fixtures, during the first wave of novel coronavirus (Covid-19).  Red Tiger, Hillman said, enjoyed its best ever quarter, and accounted for 11 of the business’ 16 games releases during the quarter. Following the period end, its content was also rolled out for Finnish monopoly Veikkaus.  Regions: Europe UK & Ireland US Nordics NetEnt has credited its focus on keeping costs down for a 119.6% year-on-year rise in third quarter profit, in a period that saw the business make strides in a number of key strategic initiatives. For live casino, meanwhile, NetEnt has continued to improve its product offering, which has led to gross revenue jumping 109% compared to Q3 2019. Hillman added that this was at a slower pace than the second quarter, with growth among existing customers continuing, but a slowdown in new sales. center_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Today Evolution also reported its Q3 results, which revealed that its continuous cycle of games releases and enhancements helped revenue grow 48.7% year-on-year to €140.2m. NetEnt paid SEK16.9m in taxes for the quarter, one of the only expenses to rise, which left a net profit of SEK167.1m, up 119.6%.  That transaction looks set to conclude during the fourth quarter, though the acceptance period for NetEnt shareholders was extended to 20 November as the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority investigates the deal. During the period the business continued to invest in its three strategic priorities: the integration of Red Tiger, pursuing opportunities in the US, and building its live casino business.  Turning to costs for the period, personnel expenses fell to SEK99.7m, and other operating costs declined to SEK111.5m. This left earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) of SEK309.7m, a 57.8% rise from the prior year.  Once depreciation and amortisation charges of SEK105.7m were factored in, the supplier’s operating profit was up 82.1% to SEK204.0m. After SEK19.9m in financial expenses – another cost to fall in Q3 – were factored in, pre-tax profit was up 117.9%. For the nine months to 30 September, NetEnt’s revenue is up 25.8% year-on-year at SEK1.61bn, though profits have grown at a more modest rate, up 6.7% at SEK337.6m for the year to date. This is due to increased depreciation and amortisation expenses, and significantly higher finance costs, which relate to the business’ acquisition by Evolution.  Topics: Casino & games Finance Live dealer Online casino Slots Q3 results 2020 In the US, revenue was up 313% year-on-year, with a host of new supply deals agreed with the likes of DraftKings, William Hill, Tipico, and BetMGM. Going forward NetEnt will strengthen its presence in a number of states, by rolling out content in West Virginia, bringing Red Tiger titles to Pennsylvania, and aims to be among the first to go live in Michigan. In Q3, however, CEO Therese Hillman (pictured) noted that the return of live sport and easing of lockdowns had seen revenue normalise to pre-pandemic levels.  Revenue for the three months to 30 September was up 17.5% to SEK520.9m (£45.4m/€50.3m/$59.6m). Of this total, SEK503.5m came from software licensing, and a further SEK6.9m from set-up fees with new clients, and SEK10.5m from other sources.  AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterlast_img read more

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Norsk Tipping cuts monthly loss limits on high-risk games by 25%

first_img1st December 2020 | By Robert Fletcher The funds will be used to support research, prevention efforts and treatment of gambling problems in Norway, as part of its ongoing Action Plan initiative. Meanwhile, the Norwegian government has announced that it will commit an additional NOK15m to problem gambling efforts in the country. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Norwegian state-owned operator Norsk Tipping has reduced the maximum monthly loss limit on its high-risk games by 25%, as part of a number of temporary measures that will run throughout December and January. Norsk Tipping cuts monthly loss limits on high-risk games by 25% Norsk Tipping has also increased the mandatory break players must take after playing continuously for one hour, with this rising from 90 seconds to 15 minutes. All of the new measures will come into effect from today (1 December), and will remain in place until at least the end of January, after which Norsk Tipping will evaluate the measures and decide whether they should continue. Customers will only be permitted to lose up to NOK7,500 (£634/€707/$845) each month when playing KongKasino, eFlax, Bingoria and Yezz, while the maximum daily loss limit for these games has been cut by 50% to NOK2,000. Instead, the NBO advocates a licensing model for private operators, with a tax rate of 15%, which it said would result in an expected channelling rate of more than 95%. “The measures against novel coronavirus (Covid-19) mean that more people can experience spending more time alone than they usually do during the Christmas month. For vulnerable players, this can lead to more gambling, and we want to prevent that.” In addition, the plan seeks to enhance the early identification of problem gambling and the treatment provided to players. “We know that gambling problems are increasing in the population, and that December is our biggest gambling month,” Norsk Tipping chief executive Åsne Havnelid said. “That is why we work continuously with measures that ensure that gambling policy is based on accountability. I am proud that we in Norway have a gambling policy that puts responsibility first.” “For most people, gambling is a pleasant recreation, and many Norwegians enjoy playing, but for some people, gambling has become a serious problem,” Norway’s Minister of Culture and Gender Equality, Abid Raja said. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Other measures include the removal of the ‘popular’ label on some online casino games, while Norsk Tipping will cease sending marketing emails and texts to users aged between 18 and 25. Key objectives of the current Action Plan include reducing the amount of people in Norway who suffer from gambling problems, as well as increasing knowledge of gambling harm and sharing this with players. According to the NBO, the bill, which seeks to unify the existing Lottery Act, Gambling Act and Totalisator Act and maintain Norsk Tipping and Norsk Rikstoto’s monopolies in the market, would mean poor standards of protection and value for customers. Regions: Norway “This is not how we want it to be in Norway.” The new funding comes after the Norwegian Industry Association for Online Gaming (Norsk Bransjeforening for Onlinespill/NBO) in October called for a complete rethink on rules relating to the sector in its official response to the country’s proposed new gambling legislation. Financed from Norsk Tipping’s profits, the Action Plan initiative began in 2005, with the latest edition covering the period from 2019 to 2021. Norsk Tipping is the only operator permitted to offer online gambling in Norway, and as such is the only operator that can fund the initiative.  Topics: Social responsibility Responsible gambling Tags: Problem Gambling Norsk Tipping “It is not permitted for foreign companies to offer gambling in Norway, or to direct these offers to the Norwegian market via the internet,” Raja said. “These companies are not subject to the same strict liability measures as Norsk Tipping and benefit from the fact that many of their customers lose far more than they can afford. Email Address Responsible gamblinglast_img read more

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Church farm brings two Southwest Florida congregations together as ministry…

first_img Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI By David PaulsenPosted Jan 29, 2020 Submit a Press Release Rector Tampa, FL Volunteers in July 2019 help develop the grounds that would become Benison Farm at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church in St. Petersburg, Florida. Photo: Benison Farm, via Facebook[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Martha Goodwill doesn’t consider herself a master gardener, and though she serves as a deacon at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in St. Petersburg, Florida, her full-time job is as an accountant for the Diocese of Southwest Florida. But for the past year or so, she has been the driving force behind a lively farming partnership between her mostly white congregation and the historically black congregation of St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church.She credits her faith for the inspiration – and her grandmother.“That general knowledge, I’ve always had from her,” Goodwill told Episcopal News Service, describing how her grandmother taught her at a young age about varieties of plants and how best to grow them. “It’s just always been a part of my life.”The two congregations are now working together to harvest the first fruits – and vegetables – of their joint ministry on back acreage at St. Augustine’s, which was cleared and prepared for farming with support from a $63,600 grant from The Episcopal Church’s United Thank Offering. The congregations gave it the name Benison Farm, incorporating the Middle English word meaning “blessing.”The first round of planting has produced collard greens, mustard greens, turnips, beets, tomatoes, kale, cauliflower and broccoli. Goodwill and other ministry leaders have begun distributing that fresh produce in the farm’s neighborhood, deemed a “food desert” because of a lack of grocers nearby. They envision a monthly farmer’s market on church property for the farm’s next phase.Benison Farm is a partnership between the host congregation, St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, south of downtown St. Petersburg, Florida, and St. Thomas Episcopal Church, a larger congregation about 15 miles to the northeast. Photo: Benison Farm, via FacebookAnother measure of the ministry’s success can be counted in the many volunteers from both congregations who regularly come to St. Augustine’s and build fellowship while working together at the farm, especially on Saturdays, planting, weeding, trimming and harvesting.“We did it, and we did it together,” said Hazel Hudson-Allen, who has been a St. Augustine’s parishioner since 1992. She regularly volunteers her time at Benison Farm and sees it as a form of discipleship, “just seeing how a few hands together can make something happen.”Partnership was fundamental to creating Benison Farm because each congregation brought a different set of assets and challenges. St. Augustine’s is an aging congregation with an average Sunday attendance of about 50. Its members were interested in remaining active in the community but were limited in how much physical labor they could apply to clearing the congregation’s overgrown lot behind the church.When Goodwill was ordained as a deacon two years ago, she was assigned to St. Thomas, which is northeast of downtown St. Petersburg. On a good Sunday, about 200 people will fill the pews at St. Thomas. She saw an opportunity in that unused acre and a half at St. Augustine’s about 15 minutes away on the city’s south side.“St. Thomas doesn’t have any land, but they have people that want to volunteer,” said Goodwill, 56.The two congregations already had developed relationships through various joint events, such as Bible studies and youth group meetings. Goodwill’s congregation loved the idea of creating a garden ministry, she said. She pitched the idea to lay leaders at St. Augustine’s, who also were receptive, especially given the dearth of stores selling fresh fruits and vegetables in the church’s neighborhood.“The need for the fresh produce is there, so the goal of the farm is to give away 50 percent of what we grow and to sell the other 50 percent in that neighborhood so that the farm can be self-sustaining,” Goodwill said.After receiving the UTO grant in August 2018, as well as money from the diocese’s annual Bishop’s Appeal, the churches began clearing invasive plants, trees and shrubs from the lot. They installed an irrigation system, 24 raised beds and 48 smaller planters known as earth boxes. Through summer 2019, volunteers from both churches filled the beds and boxes with organic soil and compost, and congregation members planted seeds and sprouted them at home so the seedlings could be planted at the farm.Then in August 2019, St. Augustine’s hosted a planting day, when the foster gardeners from each congregation brought their seedlings to the nascent farmland to be tucked under the rich soil – like “handling a little baby,” Hudson-Allen said.The church farm also has room for fruit trees, and so far the congregations have planted mango, avocado and guava. Banana trees have taken root on their own, possibly tracing their origin to the community gardens that occupied part of the property years ago. “That was pretty cool,” Goodwill said, “a surprise we didn’t expect.”By January, some of the crops at Benison Farm were ready for harvest, though the farm is not yet at full capacity. For now, the food is being distributed for free through a local food pantry. Photo: Benison Farm, via FacebookBenison Farm’s latest additions include squash, zucchini and sweet potatoes. Because of the warm Florida climate, the farm should yield food nearly year-round, except for a break during the hot summer months. A core group of about 10 volunteers is regularly tending to the crops, while more parishioners join them for once-a-month workdays.Since Benison Farm isn’t yet at full capacity, the congregations are giving most of the initial harvest to a local food pantry, though they are starting to put plans in place to launch a farmer’s market soon on the church grounds and ramping up that effort throughout the year.Goodwill also sees the ministry as a form of one-to-one evangelism, “sharing your story with other people that you’re digging in the dirt with and listening to their stories and understanding where Christ is in both of our lives.”“It’s really life-giving. We’ve made good friendships,” she said.Hudson-Allen, a retired teacher and management analyst, is among the core volunteers. The farm has been a catalyst for other members of her congregation to get involved, even those with less time or physical ability. “There is a role there pretty much for everyone,” she said.She also is drawn to gardening’s spirituality, which she senses even when she’s alone working in the dirt. “The Holy Spirit has had many conversations with me in the garden on the farm.”– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. 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Charity business hero hoping to scoop top prize in Barclays Trading Places awards

first_img A local business hero from Southampton who created a charity loyalty card is hoping to scoop the top prize in the 2008 Barclays Trading Places Awards – a national Awards highlighting the increasing number of men and women who are turning their lives around by choosing to start up a new business.The government backed Awards, presented in association with The Prince’s Trust, feature practical examples of people who have taken control of their lives by deciding to go it alone.Hospital Gift Card was started by Adam Gregory two years ago, is one of hundreds of companies now hoping to win the top prize worth over £13,000.In 1998 Adam Gregory’s life changed for the worse when he broke his leg while coaching his son’s local football team.Adam’s previous lifestyle was put on hold as it was not a simple fracture and after several hospital visits, Adam found himself confined to a wheelchair for several months and registered disabled.Adam (44) was forced to give up his successful business career as an award winning hairdresser or face the prospect of never walking unassisted again.It was in 2003 when taking his son to a Southampton football game that he noticed how empty the disabled area was.Having been in and out of hospital and having a knowledge of disabled people’s needs, Adam pledged from then to help others less fortunate to get the most out of life. To do this Adam felt more funds needed to be raised for Charities and the health service.In 2006 Adam created a card which consumers can use as part of a shopping loyalty system. The card differs in that instead of earning points, it donates funds to the NHS Hospital Trust and support services, to enhance patient care.With a lot of help from family and friends and support from Prime Minister Gordon Brown, The Hospital Gift Loyalty Card is about to be launched nationwide this year.Adam hopes with the introduction of the Hospital Gift Loyalty Card will enable significant additional funds to be raised for NHS charitable trusts across the country.Marketing Director of Barclays Local Business, John Davies, said: “The Barclays Trading Places Awards is a celebration of unsung heroes who, in spite of great personal challenges, have taken steps to establish a sustainable business and in doing so changed the direction of their lives – for the benefit of themselves and their families.“We know the UK has some truly inspiring business heroes and if you can relate to Adam Gregory’s story we want to hear from you.”The Awards are open to everyone who has been trading for a minimum of three months and a maximum of three years, with an annual turnover of less than £1 million.Other supporters are the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR), Jobcentre Plus, The National Federation of Enterprise Agencies (NFEA) and Microsoft.John Hutton, Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, said: “I am delighted to once again have the opportunity to support the Barclays Trading Places Awards. The Government recognises the need to unlock enterprising talent amongst people of all sections of society and its role in encouraging people to have the ambition to start and grow their own businesses.“I would like to congratulate all those involved in this year’s Awards and wish you every success for the event.”Previous winners have included a single mum who overcame physical abuse to set up a successful beauty business, and a former policeman who lost an arm and his career but went on to establish a driving school for the disabled.Entries for the Barclays Trading Places Awards – now in their fourth year – must be received by May 30th. Nomination leaflets are available by calling 0800 085 3203 or visitingwww.barclays.co.uk/tradingplaces.Judges will select 10 National Finalists who will attend a prestigious Awards Dinner in London at the Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square, on October 7th, where they will each be awarded £1,100 worth of desktop software by Microsoft. The winner will receive a further £2,200 worth of Microsoft server software.In addition the winner and runner-up, to be announced on the night, will receive £10,000 and £5,000 respectively, courtesy of Barclays.For further information or to arrange an interview please contact Rebecca Deeny or Kate Polson at Aspect Communications on0208 673 2020– ends –PRESS RELEASE *** PRESS RELEASE *** PRESS RELEASE *** PRESS RELEASE **Note to editors:Awards PartnersBarclays Local BusinessBarclays Local Business is the small business banking arm of Barclays. It has over 570,000 customers that are a mixture of start ups, sole traders, partnerships and small limited companies. These turnover up to £1 million each. We support businesses with:A named business manager, locally based is allocated to all clients. We have 1,600 Local Business Managers in 600 locationsGive start-ups standard banking transactions free for up to 18 months. Wide range of free advice and information – Starting & Running Your Business CD-ROM; consultations with a panel of legal, accountancy & marketing experts; Business Opportunity Profiles & Business Information Factsheets; Legal & tax helpline, free I-sure data back up; free ‘Mindleaders’ online business skills training worth £1,000 and award winning software packages that will help save businesses time and money.Flexibility to bank when and how customers want – online and telephone banking and a full counter service at 1600 branches nationwideThe Prince’s TrustThe Prince’s Trust is the UK’s leading youth charity, committed to helping change young lives.We provide support, training and mentoring to 14-30 year-olds, helping them to find work and discover their true potential, even when they can’t see it themselves. Since we were set up in 1976, The Trust has helped more than 550,000 young people. We help 100 more each day.We focus our attention on young people who need our help the most – the ones who have struggled at school and left without the qualifications they need to find a job. Or the ones who’ve got into crime or grew up in care, and think that no-one actually cares any more.For more information please visit www.princes-trust.org.uk or call 0800 842 842Jobcentre PlusJobcentre Plus, part of the Department for Work and Pensions, brings together employment and benefit services for people of working age and is a key element in the Government’s objectives to help people based on ‘Work for those who can, support for those who cannot’. It provides a professional and modern service to meet the diverse needs of employers and those seeking work, including:· Personal advisers to provide practical support and advice to help those in need find and keep work, including training provision and benefits ./guidance· A dedicated service to support employers in filling their vacancies quickly and successfully, including the ability to place jobs online· Ability to search for jobs both online and over the phone through Jobpoints in Jobcentre Plus offices, the Jobseeker Direct phone line and through the website· Swift, secure and professional access to benefits for those entitled to them.Customers can access Jobcentre Plus services through around 1,000 locations across Great Britain, including over 800 newly refurbished Jobcentre Plus offices. Touch-screen terminals and Customer Access Phones are also available in a further 120 sites such as libraries and local authority premises. Jobcentre Plus works with over 275,000 employers to place 17,000 people into work every week. Over 400,000 vacancies are listed each week on its website and more than 4m job search requests are received, making it the number one UK recruitment website.For further information on the services that Jobcentre Plus provides employers and people of working age visit www.jobcentreplus.gov.uk.Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory ReformThe Department for Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform helps UK business succeed in an increasingly competitive world. It promotes business growth and a strong enterprise economy, leads the better regulation agenda and champions free and fair markets. It is the shareholder in a number of Government-owned assets and it works to secure, clean and competitively priced energy supplies.The National Federation for Enterprise AgenciesNFEA (National Federation of Enterprise Agencies) is a network of independent, not-for-profit, Local Enterprise Agencies committed to responding to the needs of small and growing businesses by providing an appropriate range of quality services, particularly, but not exclusively, targeting pre-start, start-up and micro businesses and assisting in building their ability to survive, sustain themselves and grow. www.nfea.comMicrosoftFounded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realise their full potential.Rebecca DeenyAspect CommunicationsStable Yard, 16 Balham Hill,London, SW12 9EBTelephone 020 8673 2020Fax 020 8772 6724 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.  93 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Charity business hero hoping to scoop top prize in Barclays Trading Places awards Tagged with: Awards AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 8 May 2008 | Newslast_img read more

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Royal Mint invites designs for new £1 coin

first_img The Royal Mint is inviting designs for a new £1 coin that will be introduced in 2017. Members of the public can submit a design, together with professional designers and artists.There is only one face of the coin to design. The ‘heads’ side will of course feature the Queen’s head.The winner will receive £10,000 as a design fee. In addition they will be invited to The Royal Mint to see their design transformed into coins of the realm.The new coin was announced in the Chancellor’s Budget Speech in March 2014.Coin to symbolise BritainThe design brief requires that the design must represent Britain in a clear and unambiguous way. The Royal Mint suggests:“Think of symbols, heraldry, words, aspects of the natural world, man-made structures such as buildings and monuments, British achievements, whether social, political or cultural, and British institutions”. Advertisement Howard Lake | 14 September 2014 | News The coin will, according to The Royal Mint, be the world’s most secure circulating coin.The Rt. Hon George Osborne, The Chancellor of the Exchequer said:“Today we’re asking people across the UK to help us design the new £1 coin. Think about your favourite landmark, or a great British achievement or a symbol from our Islands’ Story. The winning design will be in millions of people’s pockets and purses. It’ll be heads you win; tails, it’s your design.”So, what will the coin that members of the public place in charity collecting tins in four years’ time look like? You could help decide that if you enter to win the new £1 coin design competition.The deadline to submit designs is 23:59 on 30 October 2014. Tagged with: Finance Individual giving Royal Mint  156 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Royal Mint invites designs for new £1 coin The new coin will have 12 sides and be produced in two colours – a gold-coloured outer ring and a silver-coloured centre. Designers can choose to overlap both parts of the coin, or have two distinct sections to appear on the outer ring and centre.The denomination ONE POUND must appear as part of the overall design. You are not allowed to include any likenesses of people, living or dead. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yz7-35zmAJY[/youtube]  155 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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.last_img read more

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Merritt Joins USFRA Board

first_img SHARE Merritt on USFRA boardIndiana has a new sitting board member at the US Farmers and Ranchers Alliance. Jeanette Merritt from Miami County is Director of Checkoff Programs for Indiana Pork and as a farmer and board member of Indiana Soybean Alliance she has been chosen for a board position with USFRA.Indiana Soybean Alliance is a member of USFRA and Merritt says it’s important that individual state organizations have come together to form the singular voice of USFRA.“I think it’s important that we all have the same message,” she said. “We’re all trying to talk to consumers and we’re all trying to educate consumers. Maybe the way we farm is different from state to state, and farm size may be different, but we still have the goal that we are educating consumers on how to spend their food dollars and how what we are doing on the farm then translates to them in the grocery store. So being as state and being able to participate brings that local feel to a national organization, and I think it’s important that you have that type of communication on a national scale.”Is the investment of Indiana checkoff money in USFRA working? Merritt says it does create a bigger bang for the buck type of opportunity.“Checkoff dollars can be used for so much. There are so many projects and so many different ways to use those dollars, but being able to work with other commodity organizations and combine those dollars to really make our effort even bigger I think is a great use of checkoff. As a soybean farmer myself I see great value in this. As an individual I’m not going to be able to go out and tell the masses of people about what we’re doing on the farm like an organization like USFRA can. So by the commodity groups partnering together with those dollars and all of our board members being actively engaged, it really helps those dollars go further to spread our message even larger.”In its short 5-year history Merritt says USFRA’s Food Dialogues, the FARMLAND movie and the Faces of Farming and Ranching programs are impacting consumers around the country. By Andy Eubank – Apr 12, 2016 Home Indiana Agriculture News Merritt Joins USFRA Board Merritt Joins USFRA Board Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleUSDA Cuts Corn Demand EstimateNext articleIndiana Agriculture Welcomes New Lt. Governor Andy Eubank Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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TV station allowed back on the air three days after being closed because of false report

first_img Twitter blocked, journalism threatened in Nigeria Receive email alerts NigeriaAfrica June 10, 2021 Find out more Channels TV, the privately-owned TV station that was closed on 16 September for wrongly reporting that President Umaru Yar’Adua was about to resign because of ill health, was given permission by the National Broadcasting Commission on 19 September to resume broadcasting. The NBC also confirmed the release of all the Channels TV journalists who were arrested.NBC director-general Yomi Bolarinwa said the commission was satisfied with the results of its investigation into the false report. He added that the station had been told to establish an effective mechanism for verifying stories before broadcasting them.—————–17.09 – Security agents close TV station that said president was resigningReporters Without Borders calls for the reopening of Channels TV, a independent television station whose Lagos headquarters and Abuja bureau were raided and closed by the federal State Security Service (SSS) yesterday after it wrongly reported that President Umaru Yar’Adua was about to resign because of ill health.“This show of force by the SSS in a privately-owned TV station’s premises was illegal and incomprehensible,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It is not the job of the security forces to regulate the media. If the governments thinks there is no entity capable of dealing with this kind of problem, then all it has to do is create one. We urge the authorities to reverse this decision and to allow Channels TV to resume broadcasting.”Yesterday’s raids on the station’s studios in Lagos and Abuja were carried out at around 4 p.m. by about 30 SSS agents. Five members of its staff, including news controller Ambrose Okoh, general manager Steve Judo and Abuja bureau chief Bashir Adigun, were detained. Broadcasting was suspended as a result of the raid.Channels TV reported the president’s imminent resignation after a news dispatch to this effect was emailed to news media. It had [email protected] as the sender’s address and appeared to have come from the state-owned News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). But NAN’s deputy editor-in-chief denied that the agency ever sent the report.Presidential aides roundly denied the report, describing it as a “fabrication.” One said it smacked of “sabotage and an attempt to cause chaos.” He said an investigation would be carried out to establish its origin.President Yar’Adua has been ill for years and, since taking office in May 2007, has spent two long periods abroad receiving treatment, in such countries as Germany and Saudi Arabia. His health is often the subject of rumours and editorials in the Nigerian press. News to go further Nigerian investigative journalist forced to flee after massacre disclosures RSF_en NigeriaAfrica Nigerian news site deliberately blocked, expert report confirmscenter_img News News September 22, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 TV station allowed back on the air three days after being closed because of false report Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Nigeria February 8, 2021 Find out more News Organisation January 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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OHS shows support for Parkland students, write to Conaway for change

first_imgLocal NewsEducation OHS shows support for Parkland students, write to Conaway for change OHS logo Facebook Odessa High School juniors Jaqueline Colomo,16, left, Ashley Bersoza, 16, center, and Kaitlyn Spencer, 16, write letters to the victims of the shooting at Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, during a student led event in which OHS students sat down at the school’s cafeteria tables and wrote letters while viewing a slide presentation of the victims. By admin – March 28, 2018 Pinterest Previous articleFundraiser to help put an end to child abuseNext articleCHAREN: A little too much reality in the show? admin 1 of 3 Pinterestcenter_img Odessa High School juniors Jaqueline Colomo,16, left, Ashley Bersoza, 16, center, and Kaitlyn Spencer, 16, write letters to the victims of the shooting at Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, during a student led event in which OHS students sat down at the school’s cafeteria tables and wrote letters while viewing a slide presentation of the victims. Prompted by the Valentine’s Day shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., two Odessa High School juniors held a letter writing campaign to show support for their peers 1,679 miles away and to ask U.S. Rep. Mike Conaway to help stop school violence.Alyssa Flores-Lopez and Destiny Vargas, both 17, devised the event, which attracted about 75 people. Students sat at OHS cafeteria tables talking and writing letters and viewing a slide presentation of victims of the Florida shooting.The girls said the Feb. 14 massacre that killed 17 people and wounded another 17 was an emotional day. Vargas said school shootings are an everyday topic because they happen so frequently.Both girls said they feel safe at OHS, which has close to 4,000 students. Vargas said there are drills where they go over procedures to ensure safety if something should happen. There have been incidents at OHS and Permian High School, which has about the same number of students, throughout the year. Facebook WhatsApp Vargas said the target was for 1,000 letters to be written and plans are to send them as soon as possible.Eighteen-year-old senior Marina Gonzales said she came to earn National Honor Society hours, but wanted to express herself about the shooting. She was writing a letter of support to the Parkland students because they were most impacted by it.Kyrstin Castillo, a 16-year-old sophomore, said she attended for the NHS hours, but also to express her thoughts. She added that the shooting was ruthless and there were a lot of youngsters affected by it.Novalyn Ontiveros, a 17-year-old senior, said a lot of people her age were talking about the shooting on social media. She was writing to Conaway, a Midland Republican, to urge stricter gun laws.“It’s a big deal and not many people think we should have a say in it, but I think we can make a change,” Ontiveros said.Eighteen-year-old senior Octavian Hinds said there are a lot of people getting gunned down and dying just doing everyday things. “It strikes fear in kids’ hearts, like me, her anyone that comes into school because we never know when it’s going to happen to us because it happens to kids all over the country — Oregon to Florida to New York. There’s no boundary on it and there’s no one who’s safe from it,” Hinds said. “So unless there is some type of action to reform it and keep guns from people like that, or just find a new system that works better like other countries do, it’s all vital because kids like me are scared to come to school … It’s worrisome at times, but hopefully one day I can send my kids to school without being worried,” Hinds added.Associate Principal for Operations Tony Parris said he was impressed by the students taking action to organize the event. “It was their idea to put this all together,” Parris said. “They took all the initiative. They advertised it. I think we’ve got a really good turnout.” “… You take the politics out of it and it’s about kids supporting kids. They waited long enough for the emotion of the event to go by. Time had passed and they still wanted to show support for the kids and what they’ve been through. They took the politics out of it. They didn’t pick a side. But they said what we’re going to do is support those kids and let them know there’s other people out here that are thinking about them,” Parris said. Lisa Roth, an English teacher who also teaches in the International Baccalaureate program, said she is proud of the students for coming up with the idea for the letter-writing campaign. “… There were several incarnations of what this might look like, or sound like. They listened to input, they made adjustments but this is really well done, well executed. I really like that it’s an authentic experience, a way to build community, a way to open a conversation on a difficult subject in our community. If you don’t open those conversations, how can you solve problems?” Roth said.She noted that Chicken Express donated the food. Twitter Twitter Odessa High School juniors Destiny Vargas, left, and Alyssa Flores-Lopez organized an event for students to write letters to the victims of the shooting at Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Students sat down at the school’s cafeteria tables and wrote letters while viewing a slide presentation of the victims. Vargas said the target goal was for 1,000 letters to be written. WhatsApplast_img read more

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RES and KRRC Confirm Restoration Design for Klamath Dam Removal

first_img Previous articleInsights on the Moist Wound Dressings Market 2020-2024: COVID-19 Industry Analysis, Market Trends, Market Growth, Opportunities and Forecast 2024 – TechnavioNext articleAmerican Water Donates More Than $350,000 to United Way in Virtual Workplace Campaign Digital AIM Web Support Local NewsBusiness By Digital AIM Web Support – January 29, 2021 Facebook Twitter Twitter Facebook WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest TAGS  RES and KRRC Confirm Restoration Design for Klamath Dam Removal Pinterest HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 29, 2021– RES and the Klamath River Renewal Corporation (KRRC) today announced that they have signed a contract for RES to provide restoration services in connection with the removal of four dams on the Klamath River. The agreement between RES and KRRC finalizes habitat restoration, maintenance, and liability transfer responsibilities for a fixed price, opening the door to a successful restoration of native vegetation and anadromous fish habitat along the historical, pre-dam path of the Klamath River. The agreement confirms RES’ role as lead restoration contractor. The design and management plans described in the agreement fulfill the stringent permitting criteria of regulatory agencies involved in the project, including the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), fisheries agencies in California and Oregon, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. “We are proud to have RES as our partner in accomplishing our shared vision of a renewed river system,” said Mark Bransom, CEO of the Klamath River Renewal Corporation. “Restoration is not some small task tagged on to a dam removal project. Extensively treating the thousands of acres in the project footprint following dam deconstruction – from planting native vegetation and stabilizing soils to ensuring tributary connectivity and controlling invasive species – is vital to achieving our overarching goal of recovering declining fish populations. We selected RES because of their successful track record permitting thousands of projects, many at the landscape-level, creating rich, high-functioning ecosystems with each one.” The primary goal of the dam removal is reopening access to more than 400 miles of historical anadromous fish habitat, including critical spawning areas. Achieving that goal includes reconnecting tributaries to the Klamath River, and the restoration contract covers the design, construction, and long-term management of 18,000 feet of high-priority tributaries. It also includes revegetation of 2,200 acres of new ground set to be exposed once reservoirs behind the dams are drawn down. The restoration plan minimizes temporary impacts on landowners, agriculture, and recreational users of the river while accelerating its return to the full ecological functioning of historical times. “Our vision for this project encompasses both RES’ experience in restoration at scale, and the ecological knowledge of the Native American tribes whose culture and livelihood depend on a healthy river and salmon population,” said Sam Burley, RES general counsel. “Part of our excitement about this project reflects our deep engagement with the Yurok, Karuk, and other Tribes. We believe it is critical to integrate their knowledge into our plan as we move to implement a shared vision of renewal for the Klamath River and the species and communities that depend on it.” As part of the contract, RES voluntarily assumes liability for the success of the ecological restoration, including responsibility for one of the project’s primary post-dam removal challenges: the stabilization of sediment left behind after reservoirs are drawn down. “We are both proud and humbled to be leading this restoration,” said Darrell Whitley, RES president and CEO. “Our approach to all our projects is one of long-term stewardship, ensuring that our design, implementation, and adaptive management result in sites that are self-sustaining and provide the expected ecological uplift. That fundamental belief has never been more important than for this project. This is true restoration, returning an ecosystem to its historical condition after 100 years of impacts. Its benefits will be felt throughout the watershed and all the way downstream to the Pacific Ocean, touching not just the landscape and ecosystem, but also the people that depend on the river for their health, well-being, and livelihoods.” About RES RES (Resource Environmental Solutions) is restoring a resilient earth for a modern world, project by project. As the nation’s largest ecological restoration company, RES provides environmental mitigation, stormwater and water quality, and climate and flooding resilience solutions with a focus on full delivery, long-term stewardship, and guaranteed performance. RES designs, builds, and sustains sites that preserve the environmental balance, restoring our land and waters to enhance lives for generations to come. For more information, visit www.res.us. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210129005405/en/ CONTACT: Gaye Denley Director, Marketing [email protected]| 303.815.5211 KEYWORD: CALIFORNIA OREGON TEXAS UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: OTHER NATURAL RESOURCES OTHER ENERGY AGRICULTURE UTILITIES OTHER SCIENCE NATURAL RESOURCES RESEARCH ALTERNATIVE ENERGY ENVIRONMENT ENERGY SCIENCE SOURCE: Resource Environmental Solutions Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 01/29/2021 10:28 AM/DISC: 01/29/2021 10:28 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210129005405/en WhatsApplast_img read more

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