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Slot association sets out wish list for German re-regulation

first_img21st October 2019 | By contenteditor Email Address The Deutsche Automatenwirtschaft (DAW), the umbrella organisation for Germany’s gaming machine associations, has highlighted a number of key issues that must be addressed as lawmakers prepare to begin discussions over the re-regulation of the country’s gambling market. Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Lottery Strategy Slots Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Slot association sets out wish list for German re-regulation The Deutsche Automatenwirtschaft (DAW), the umbrella organisation for Germany’s gaming machine associations, has highlighted a number of key issues that must be addressed as lawmakers prepare to begin discussions over the re-regulation of the country’s gambling market.The DAW explained that current regulations for commercial gambling, based on quantative rather than qualitative criteria, undermine the objectives of the State Treaty on Gambling, in particular when it comes to channeling players towards the legal market.It said establishments should be permitted to offer multiple game verticals, and that updated regulations should maintain the state lottery monopoly on draw-based games.New regulations, which are to be debated at the Minister-President Conference from Wednesday 23 October, must ensure legal providers can offer a competitive and ecnomically viable alternative to unlicensed operators, the DAW said.The Conference will see lawmakers debate changes to German gambling laws, which would come into force from 30 June, 2021. The third amended State Treaty, which was ratified earlier this year, will see sports betting licences issued early in 2020, but only as a placeholder until a more comprehensive overhaul can be agreed upon.“The amendment of the State Treaty on Gambling is a great opportunity to counteract the undesirable developments – above all the rapid growth of the black market – with a holistic approach,” DAW chief executive Georg Stecker explained. “Only a coherent regulation of all forms of gaming, including the use of commercial slot machines based solely on quality standards, and a strengthening of legal providers can curb the black market and effectively protect consumers.”He warned that the legalisation of online gaming, which could be approved at the meeting, must be accompanied by an overhaul of land-based gaming machine regulations. Allowing products such as slots to be widely available online, while maintaining strict laws such as restrictions on the distance between land-based gaming halls, would disturb the equilibrium of the market, he added.As such, the DAW, which incorporates the Verband der Deutschen Automatenindustrie (VDAI), the Deutsche Automaten-Großhandels-Verband (DAGV), Bundesverband Automatenunternehmer (BA) and FORUM der Automatenunternehmer (FORUM), has set out five areas it wants addressed in the revised State Treaty.It calls on state lawmakers to introduce uniform standards for responsible gaming training and player protection measures across all sectors. These controls, it says, must be constantly developed and regularly evaluated by professionals to ensure they are fit for purpose.A nationwide biometric system that would ensure voluntary restrictions on players’ gambling should also be rolled out. The DAW believes this would aid the State Treaty’s goal of protecting players, by preventing them from moving to gamble via new channels as soon as they block themselves from others.It also believes a certification system for all gaming halls and outlets offering slot machines should be implemented, to help consumers distinguish legal from illegal offerings. This would also simplify enforcement of regulations, it added.In addition, the association argues in favour of a qualification system for gaming machine professionals. This, it says, should include a tailored teaching programme and examinations.Finally, the DAW argues in favour of regulations governing the exterior design of gaming establishments. It says these should ensure there are no inducements to gamble for minors and vulnerable people, while allowing the operator to inform and educate players about the range of games on offer. Casino & games Regions: Europe Central and Eastern Europe Germany Tags: Mobile Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops Slot Machines AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterlast_img read more

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African Sun Limited 2012 Presentation

first_imgAfrican Sun Limited (ASUN.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2012 presentation For more information about African Sun Limited (ASUN.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the African Sun Limited (ASUN.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: African Sun Limited (ASUN.zw)  2012 presentation Company ProfileAfrican Sun Limited is a hospitality management company that is involved in the running of hotels, resorts, casinos and timeshare operations in Zimbabwe and South Africa. It operates through four divisions; Hotels Under Management, Hotels Under Franchise, Owner-managed Hotels and the Victoria Falls Hotel Partnership. Established in 1968 as Zimbabwe Sun Limited, the company has grown in stature to include Legacy Hospitality Management Services Limited which manages five hotels, and the InterContinental Hotels Group. Prestigious hotel brands in African Sun Limited’s expansive portfolio include The Victoria Falls Hotel, Holiday Inn, Great Zimbabwe Hotel and The Caribbea Bay Resort. African Sun Limited is a constituent of the Zimbabwe Industrial Index. African Sun Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Standard Group Limited (SGL.ke) HY2020 Interim Report

first_imgStandard Group Limited (SGL.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the half year.For more information about Standard Group Limited (SGL.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Standard Group Limited (SGL.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Standard Group Limited (SGL.ke)  2020 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileStandard Group Limited is a major publishing and broadcasting company in Kenya with interests in print, radio and TV and digital media. Well-known brands include The Standard newspaper; the second-largest national newspaper and the flagship product of the publishing group; Kenya Television Network (KTN), a private, independent TV station; KTN News, a 24-hour news channel; Bamba TV; operated via Lancia Digital Broadcasting and offering international and local channels; Radio Maisha, a radio station offering listeners a wide selection of news, entertainment and current affairs programmes; The Nairobian, a leading weekly newspaper; Standard Digital, a leading online publishing platform; Think Outdoor, an outdoor advertising agency placing billboards in strategic sites. The company was founded in 1902 and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. The Standard Group Limited is a subsidiary of S.N.G Holdings Limited. Standard Group Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Se genera impulso para huelga general si Trump intenta golpe de estado

first_imgUn movimiento ha estado creciendo desde la resolución del Consejo Laboral de Rochester del 8 de octubre apoyando una huelga general si Trump se niega a dejar el cargo. Esta audaz iniciativa fue seguida por una resolución similar de la Federación Laboral de Wisconsin Central. Ambos grupos llamaron a la AFL-CIO a lanzar la huelga general para frustrar un golpe de estado derechista, racista y anti obrero de Trump.Ahora el empuje es para que los trabajadores retengan su trabajo en defensa de sus derechos democráticos básicos. La Federación Laboral del Área Oeste de Massachusetts aprobó una resolución el 19 de octubre para una huelga general y otras “acciones no violentas”, si “Donald Trump y sus partidarios republicanos intentan obstruir, subvertir, sabotear, anular o rechazar un recuento justo y completo de votos presidenciales”. La organizadora de la Federación, Lydia Wood, explicó: “Consideramos que es la herramienta más poderosa que tiene el movimiento”. Hay 30 sindicatos miembros en la federación.El 21 de octubre, el Consejo Laboral de MLK, que cubre el condado de King alrededor e incluyendo Seattle, resolvió “trabajar con aliados en los movimientos antirracistas, de justicia ambiental, feministas y de los pueblos pobres, así como con los LGBTQ+, las minorías religiosas y las comunidades de inmigrantes para hacer planes de contingencia en respuesta a las acciones antidemocráticas del presidente Trump y sus aliados”.Empleados de tiendas en la huelga general de 1946, Oakland, Calif.El consejo resolvió además que “el sindicato MLK tomará medidas para prepararse para una acción no violenta generalizada, incluyendo protestas y paros laborales, coordinando la capacitación de las fuerzas de paz y otros entrenamientos necesarios”. AFSCME Local 304, representando a los trabajadores del estado, había aprobado una resolución dos días antes instando al Consejo a tomar esta posición.El 20 de octubre, un seminario web para discutir la estrategia de la huelga general presentó a la Presidenta de la Asociación de Auxiliares de Vuelo-CWA, Sara Nelson, una posible candidata a suceder al Presidente de la AFL-CIO, Richard Trumka. Decenas de miles de sindicalistas de base han firmado un compromiso de “defender la democracia” para tomar las calles y cerrar el país, si es necesario para evitar un golpe de estado. La sucursal del área de Detroit del Sindicato de Trabajadores Postales Americanos apeló a sus miembros para que firmaran el compromiso.Trumka aún no ha tomado una posición sobre los llamados a la huelga general. Pero, como afirma Doreen McGrath, miembro de Portland Electrical Workers (IBEW): “Hay mucha corriente de trabajadores de base que presionan a la dirección del sindicato para que aprueben estas resoluciones.”Las huelgas generales – paros laborales colectivos que involucran a una gran sección de trabajadores en un área o país en particular – son poco comunes en los Estados Unidos. Además del Primero de Mayo de 2006, las huelgas generales más conocidas tuvieron lugar en Seattle en 1919 y en Minneapolis y San Francisco en 1934. Otras ocurrieron en Terre Haute, Ind., en 1935, Lansing, Mich., en 1937 y Oakland, Calif., en 1946 – todas hace mucho tiempo.Seguramente vendrán más llamados a “no hacer negocios como de costumbre” si Trump no respeta el voto de los trabajadores y la gente oprimida. Esta huelga general sería una de las pocas huelgas políticas –a diferencia de las huelgas económicas– en la historia laboral de EE.UU. La más reciente fue la huelga masiva de trabajadores inmigrantes el 1 de mayo de 2006. En 1947, 250.000 trabajadores de la industria automotriz abandonaron el trabajo para protestar por la Ley Taft-Hartley, que se oponía a los sindicatos, y que condujo a la destrucción de sindicatos en todo el país en las décadas siguientes. Recientemente, atletas profesionales hicieron una huelga en solidaridad con Black Lives Matter.Una huelga general en todo el país –o incluso en lugares dispersos– por una crisis política intensificaría la lucha de clases de maneras nunca vistas en décadas.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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‘Heil Manziel’ written in post-it-notes in Clark Hall window

first_imgStudents share ideas at ‘I Am Heard’ sexual assault forum ReddIt Twitter Facebook + posts Twitter Caroline Love Caroline Lovehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/caroline-love/ Linkedin Caroline Love graduated from TCU’s journalism program in May 2019. During her senior year, she interned at KERA and C-SPAN in Washington D.C. If she’s not working on a story, she’s probably watching Friends. printIt was a hashtag gone wrong. Yellow sticky notes posted in the window of a resident’s room in Clark Hall declared “Heil Manziel.” It was a nod to speculation that Heisman trophy winner Johnny Manziel might play in the proposed XFL football league in 2020. YES! #HeilManzielREPORT: Johnny Manziel Is The No. 1 Target For The New XFL https://t.co/1n5YsmwiMX via @DailySnark— ✭Peter A✭ (@Peter_Aschoff) January 26, 2018The hashtag was trending on Twitter, but a passerby saw the word “heil” and misunderstood the meaning of the display. The phrase “Sieg Heil,” or “hail victory” and “Heil Hitler,” or “hail Hilter” were used in Nazi Germany and are considered offensive by many. The student who posted the note spoke on the condition of anonymity because they worried some people might lash out. The student said they “feel terrible” about the unintended negative interpretation of their use of the hashtag. They said “heil” was in the hashtag because of how it’s spelled. “It was close to his name,” they said. That’s what I like to see #HeilManziel pic.twitter.com/HTofkI8TNf— Evan Young (@TheEvanWalker) January 25, 2018The sticky notes weren’t up for long. After TCU police arrived, the student took them down “immediately.” The first-year said they didn’t hesitate to remove it once they understood how others saw it. “I said of course, I’ll do anything you need me to do,” they said.Eric Collazo, a first-year international economics major and a Clark Hall resident, said the display was taken the wrong way. He said he saw the sign as praise for Manziel.“I’m a Johnny Manziel fan,” Collazo said. “Other people have their own perspective on things.” Craig Allen, the director of housing & residence life, said in an email HRL has a policy against window displays in the student handbook. According to the TCU student handbook, residents aren’t allowed to put up posters, banners or signs in TCU housing windows.Residents aren’t allowed to put things up in their windows“Per our policy, we would ask students not to post things in windows,” Allen said. “However, this is not a poster or banner, so it is possible the student did not intend to violate any policy.”Brennan Lafferty, a senior philosophy major, said the sticky note sign was inappropriate. “Manziel didn’t even go to TCU,” he said. “He went to Texas A&M.” He also said the word heil could be considered offensive. “Overall, there’s just not enough reason for it to stay up.” Title IX advocate works to support TCU survivors of sexual assault Department of Education’s Title IX changes could impact TCU students TAGSHousing and residence life center_img Caroline Lovehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/caroline-love/ A student wrote a trending hashtag on Twitter in sticky notes in their Clark Hall window. Facebook Starting school in the ‘red zone’ ReddIt Caroline Lovehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/caroline-love/ TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Caroline Lovehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/caroline-love/ Previous articleRobinson’s recent success no surprise to Dixon, Big 12Next articleBiggest Oscar snubs of 2018 Caroline Love RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Linkedin Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

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Five things you need to know today, March 9

first_img Twitter Pinterest Twitter Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Friday, March 9. Find complete local news coverage in the Odessa American every day, online at oaoa.com and our daily E-Edition at myoaoa.com.1. A police prostitution sting by nearly a dozen agencies netted the arrests of 62 people during 15 days, the majority of them in Odessa, authorities announced on Thursday.2. Ector County Commissioners approved a request during their Thursday meeting from the District Clerk to schedule a Passport Fair on March 24.3. After a rebuilding year, the George H.W. Bush New Tech Odessa robotics is competing today and Saturday at the Hub City Regional Competition of the FIRST Robotics Competition in Lubbock.4. Odessa police are investigating shooting at Sherwood Park last night.5. IN SPORTS: The Permian High School softball team won its first two games at the Colleyville Heritage tourney Thursday, beating Colleyville Heritage 8-2 and The Colony 4-2. OC employee of the year always learning Facebook Previous articleECISD shows improvement in Reproductive Education reportNext articleHispanic Chamber upheaval prompts concern admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ Pinterest WhatsAppcenter_img 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School Home Local News Five things you need to know today, March 9 WhatsApp John Maxwell, one of the keynote speakers, talks to the audience at the 2018 Sewell Leadership Event at the Wager Noel Performing Arts Center in Midland, Thursday, March 8, 2018. Facebook Local News Five things you need to know today, March 9 By admin – March 9, 2018 Foolproof Roasted Pork TenderloinHawaiian Roll Ham SlidersSummer Spaghetti SaladPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay last_img read more

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Enda Kenny refuses to meet campaign groups during Donegal visit

first_img Google+ Enda Kenny refuses to meet campaign groups during Donegal visit Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Twitter Facebook Facebook Twitter Newsx Adverts WhatsApp WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th center_img Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest The Taoseach has been accused of running scared after declining to meet with a number of campaign groups during his visit to Donegal tomorrow.Taoiseach Enda Kenny will visit Loreto Community School, which recently won the National Smart Class Initiative, to meet with parents, teachers and pupils.However a number of groups including Donegal Action for Cancer Care and Donegal Action Against Austerity have expressed upset that Deputy Kenny will not meet with them while in the county.Ryan Stewart of DAAA says the Taoiseach’s decision is disappointing:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/ryanr6pmenda.mp3[/podcast] Previous articleDerry woman remains in a critical condition following shootingNext articleUp to 70 jobs to go at Largo Foods – Report News Highland Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North By News Highland – May 20, 2012 last_img read more

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Breaking: Plea In Delhi HC Seeks To Bring PM CARES Fund Under Right To Information Act

first_imgTop StoriesBreaking: Plea In Delhi HC Seeks To Bring PM CARES Fund Under Right To Information Act Akshita Saxena3 Jun 2020 11:25 PMShare This – xA PIL has been filed before the Delhi High Court seeking a direction to the Trustees of the PM CARES Fund to display on its website the details of the money received and the purposes for which such amount has been utilized. The petition has been filed by Dr. SS Hooda through Advocate Aditya Hooda, in the backdrop of a reply given by the PM’s Office to an RTI application, stating that…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 PIL has been filed before the Delhi High Court seeking a direction to the Trustees of the PM CARES Fund to display on its website the details of the money received and the purposes for which such amount has been utilized. The petition has been filed by Dr. SS Hooda through Advocate Aditya Hooda, in the backdrop of a reply given by the PM’s Office to an RTI application, stating that PM CARES FUNDS is not a ‘public authority’ under Section 2(h) of the Right to Information Act, 2005. The Petitioner has submitted that any Body that is “owned”, “controlled” or “substantially financed” by the Government qualifies a public authority under the RTI Act. In the present case, it is submitted; the PM CARES Fund is both controlled as well as substantially financed by the Government. To establish control of the Government it is submitted, “The Prime Minister is the ex-officio chairman of PM CARES fund while the ministers of Defense, Home Affairs and Finance are its ex-officio trustees. The Chairman and trustees of the fund further have the power to appoint three additional trustees. The Rules/criterions for spending the funds of the trust shall be formulated by the Prime Minister and the three ministers aforementioned.” So far as financing is concerned the plea states, “The corpus of Rs. 10,000 crores has been created by donations largely from the Public Sector Undertakings, Central Ministries and Departments and even the salaries of armed forces personnel, civil servants and members of the judicial entities have been compulsorily donated into the fund.” Thus it is submitted, in light of the dictum of the Supreme Court in PUCL v. Union of India, (2004) 2 SCC 476, that the PM CARES is a public authority.The right to information flows from Article 19(1)(a). Accordingly it has been pleased that even if PM CARES is not a public authority under RTI Act, the people of the country still have a fundamental right to know about the source of funds and details of their expenditure Further it is submitted that if PM CARES is held not to be a public authority, it needs to be examined as to whether the public authorities at the highest level could prompt the government agencies, public servants to contribute to this funds whose details are now sought to be kept opaque. The petition also states that the victims of Covid-19 have a “Right to know” as to how much fund has been collected and how the same is being expended or is planned to be expended. “The victims of Covid-19 who desperately need the funds to fight the deadly pandemic are spread all over the country and are not in a position to enforce their fundamental right of being treated and financially supported, by the use of funds collected in the PM CARES fund. Every victim of Covid-19 is interested in and has a right to know as to how much fund has been collected and how the same is being expended or is planned to be expended. These victims are not able to enforce their fundamental right to get medical treatment and financial support and hence the Petitioner, being a public-spirited person is compelled to file the present Writ Petition in the nature of PIL,” the plea states. It is further averred that the reluctance of the trustees of the Fund in divulging information as to the management of the fund raises a “profoundly serious apprehension” since the fund has been set up to fight Covid-19 which a public cause. “It is further unfathomable as to why such secrecy is desired when the website of the fund clearly states that all persons engaged in the management of the fund are working on a pro bono capacity and shall have no personal interest in the fund,” the plea states. The matter is likely to be taken up by the High Court on June 10, 2020. Next Storylast_img read more

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Man accused of kidnapping Wisconsin girl and killing her parents appears in court

first_imgCourtesy Lindsey Smith (BARRON, Wisc.) — The suspect charged in the kidnapping of Wisconsin girl Jayme Closs and killing her parents confessed to investigators that he targeted the 13-year-old after seeing her board her school bus and deciding “he knew that was the girl he was going to take,” according to a criminal complaint.Jake Patterson, 21, told investigators that “he put quite a bit of thought into details of how he was going to abduct” Jayme and had twice gone to her home in Barron, Wisconsin, before carrying out the heinous crime on Oct. 15, the complaint reads.Jayme told investigators that Patterson pounded on the front door of their home and then shot her father when he refused to open the door. She and her mother barricaded themselves in the bathroom, hiding in the bathtub, according to the complaint.The girl said Patterson, whom she had never seen before, broke into the bathroom and made her mother put duct tape over her mouth and then shot her mother dead with a shotgun, the complaints reads.Patterson then allegedly forced Jayme into the trunk of his car and drove her 70 miles to his family’s house in Gordon, Wisconsin, where he kept her hidden in his bedroom for the next 88 days.The suspect made Jayme hide under his bed when his friends and relatives were over and threatened that “bad things would happen to her” if she didn’t do what he said, according to the complaint.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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IBM’s success story in equality

first_imgIBM’s success story in equalityOn 6 Nov 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article IBM has dramatically increased the retention of female employees by offeringa 25 per cent pay rise for those that return to work after maternity leave. Over 30 per cent of IBM’s 20,000 staff are women which compares to 18 percent for the IT sector as a whole. The scheme, which costs around £2m a year, gives female staff the salaryincrease for the first two years after their return. Paul Rodgers, HR director of IBM UK, said, “It is a retention tool toretain key female staff. There is a shortage of women in the IT sector so whengood female staff do come along we want to give them as much flexibility aspossible so they stay with us.” Rodgers said that nine out of ten employees that have been on maternityleave have come back and been retained by the company. IBM also allows first-time mothers returning from maternity leave to workpart-time for five years on the guarantee that they will return to full-timework when the five year period is completed. The time frame is extended toseven years for staff with two children. “Children start primary school after five years and kids normally comein two-year cycles. We believe that this move is quite unique. I have sixmembers of my HR team who have returned to work this year under this system ina part-time role,” said Rodgers. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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