Customer interaction alert

first_imgLegal & compliance 9th August 2019 | By Stephen Carter Customer interaction alert Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter From 31 October, all Great Britain licence holders will need to comply with new customer interaction requirements. David Clifton runs through what stakeholders will need to be able to demonstrate to the regulatorIn February 2019, the GB Gambling Commission (GC) consulted on proposed changes to requirements prescribed within its Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice (“LCCP”) relating to customer interaction.Those planned changes arose from what the GC had perceived to be (a) failures by operators to identify activity which could indicate that a customer is experiencing harms associated with gambling, (b) failures to interact promptly or effectively when a customer exhibits indicators of harm and (c) little or no attempt by operators to monitor activity after an interaction has taken place, understand the impact of the interactions or evaluate the effectiveness of policies and procedures.The GC has now announced that it will implement its changes to customer interaction requirements with effect from 31 October 2019.The new rules will apply to all holders of a GC licence, other than holders of non-remote lottery, gaming machine technical, gambling software and host licences.The LCCP changes are to social responsibility code provision 3.4.1 that will in future require as follows: 1. Licensees must interact with customers in a way which minimises the risk of customers experiencing harms associated with gambling. This must include: a. identifying customers who may be at risk of or experiencing harms associated with gambling b. interacting with customers who may be at risk of or experiencing harms associated with gambling c. understanding the impact of the interaction on the customer, and the effectiveness of the Licensee’s actions and approach. 2. Licensees must take into account the Commission’s guidance on customer interaction.The existing LCCP ordinary code provision 3.4.2 (to the effect that operators should (a) work together to share experience and deliver good practice, (b) keep a record of customer interactions and reasons for ruling out an interaction and (c) provide at least induction and refresher staff training on their responsibilities for customer interaction) will disappear.The GC will instead require those provisions to be met through adoption of measures included within its guidance. It also describes the old ordinary code provisions as being “more appropriately facilitated” through its National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms, published in April 2019.As has been evident from numerous public statements following enforcement action by the GC against operators for regulatory failings over the last six years, the need for timely customer interaction is not just a social responsibility requirement. It is inextricably tied into the required provision of effective anti-money laundering controls.Failure on the part of GB-licensed remote operators to comply with each of these requirements, notwithstanding the fact that the GC published customer interaction guidance specifically for remote gambling operators in February 2018, have led to increasingly eye-watering fines and financial penalties being imposed.The new requirement that operators must take such guidance into account can safely be regarded as a warning that such fines and financial penalties will not be deceasing in amount when future failings occur.The GC has published two versions of its new customer interaction guidance. One is for remote gambling operators, the other is for premises-based operators.Each guidance is structured in line with the three key outcomes that the GC expects operators to meet as outlined in the new social responsibility code provision 3.4.1, i.e. to:• identify, • interact and • evaluate.This means that, with effect from 31 October 2019, all operators must be able to demonstrate how their policies, procedures and practices meet those three outcomes.This does not necessarily mean that every aspect of the GC’s guidance must be followed to the letter.That is because the GC expressly accepts that compliance can be achieved by operators either (a) implementing the relevant parts of the guidance or (b) demonstrating how and why implementing alternative solutions equally meet those outcomes. However, an operator seeking to rely on option (b) will need to be very sure of its ground.It should most certainly be noted that the GC is increasingly driving home the warning that financial threshold triggers alone should not be used to determine when a customer interaction should take place.Instead, in order to decide when to interact, operators should monitor customers’ behaviour sufficiently closely that they can compare what they know about a customer with a range of indicators – markers and behaviours that could indicate gambling-related harm – that are relevant to their own business.As a result, a “one size fits all” approach should not be adopted. The guidance emphasises that operators should use the right indicators for their business, based on research, experience and shared practice.It lists some key indicators that are likely to apply to all businesses, but it is quite evident that: • an understanding of behavioural analytics will be essential, • measures will need to be put in place to ensure that customers receive the same level of protection (including prompt interaction unless this is inhibited by a customer’s behaviour) at all times that an operator is providing facilities for gambling, including overnight, • the GC’s expectations in relation to customer affordability checks (clearly spelt out in the guidance) cannot be ignored, • operators need to start planning for the changes now, so that staff training on the new requirements takes place before the 31 October deadline and • even more resources (both human and technological) will need to be applied by operators if the three key outcomes are going to be achieved to the standard that the GC expectDavid Clifton is a founding director of Clifton Davies Consultancy Limited. David has specialised in gambling law since the early 1980s and was among the first UK lawyers to advise the online gambling pioneers in the mid-1990s. Tags: Online Gambling Topics: Legal & compliance Regions: UK & Ireland From 31 October, all Great Britain licence holders will need to comply with new customer interaction requirements. David Clifton runs through what stakeholders will need to be able to demonstrate to the regulator Subscribe to the iGaming newsletterlast_img read more

Premier League LIVE: Full Schedule, date, India time, squad and when…

first_img15/12/20Leicester City v Everton ATP Tour 31/10/20Wolverhampton v Crystal Palace Premier League 2020-21 season kicks off on Saturday, September 12 with reigning champions Liverpool at home to Leeds United.Premier League LIVE: All you need to know Full Schedule, date, India time, squad and live StreamingWhere will Premier League 2020/21 be held?Premier League 2020/21 will take place in the United Kingdom from September 12, 2020When will Premier League 2020/21 be Started? – DatePremier League 2020/21 will start from September 12What Time Premier League 2020/21 matches Will begin? TimePremier League 2020/21 matches Will begin 12:30 AM ISTWhich TV channels will Premier League 2020/21 broadcast in India?The broadcast rights for the Premier League in India are owned by Star Sports. The network will telecast the matches on Star Sports 1, Star Sports Select 1 and Star Sports Select 1 HD. They will also be live-streamed on Disney+Hotstar VIP.Premier League 2020/21 : Full schedule 12/12/20Wolverhampton v Aston Villa FootballEnglish Premier LeagueSportSport News 17/10/20Leeds United v Wolverhampton 19/12/20West Bromwich Albion v Aston Villa Match day 2 Sport News Sport News 30/01/21Everton v Newcastle United 7/11/20West Ham United v Fulham 14/09/20Brighton v Chelsea 24/10/20Aston Villa v Leeds United Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter 26/12/20Fulham v Southampton Match day 11 5/12/20Chelsea v Leeds United 26/12/20Leeds United v Burnley 5/12/20Manchester City v Fulham Match day 12 28/11/20Manchester City v Burnley 2/02/21Manchester United v Southampton 19/09/20Manchester United v Crystal Palace 31/10/20Sheffield United v Manchester City 12/12/20Newcastle United v West Bromwich Albion 24/10/20Brighton v West Bromwich Albion 19/12/20Manchester United v Leeds United 16/01/21Arsenal v Newcastle United Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore Match day 21 5/12/20West Bromwich Albion v Crystal Palace 24/10/20Liverpool v Sheffield United 5/12/20West Ham United v Manchester United 12/01/21Arsenal v Crystal Palace 16/01/21Manchester City v Crystal Palace 26/09/20West Bromwich Albion v Chelsea 7/11/20Everton v Manchester United 16/01/21Wolverhampton v West Bromwich Albion 2/01/21Newcastle United v Leicester City 12/12/20Fulham v Liverpool 19/09/20Newcastle United v Brighton 24/10/20Burnley v Tottenham Hotspur 28/11/20West Ham United v Aston Villa 2/02/21Wolverhampton v Arsenal 30/01/21West Bromwich Albion v Fulham 3/10/20Newcastle United v Burnley 26/09/20Manchester City v Leicester City Football 7/11/20Leicester City v Wolverhampton 17/10/20Chelsea v Southampton 17/10/20Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham United 30/01/21Southampton v Aston Villa 7/11/20Brighton v Burnley 16/01/21Aston Villa v Everton Viking Classic Birmingham 2021 Final: Ons Jabeur beat Daria Kasatkina to clinch title 17/10/20Newcastle United v Manchester United 2/01/21West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal 30/01/21Crystal Palace v Wolverhampton ATP Tour Match day 6 17/10/20Sheffield United v Fulham 7/11/20Arsenal v Aston Villa 12/01/21Leicester City v Chelsea 7/11/20West Bromwich Albion v Tottenham Hotspur 19/09/20Everton v West Bromwich Albion 21/11/20Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City 5/12/20 24/10/20Southampton v Everton 12/12/20Leicester City v Brighton 24/10/20Wolverhampton v Newcastle United Match day 7 28/12/20Tottenham Hotspur v Fulham 26/09/20Fulham v Aston Villa 3/10/20Wolverhampton v Fulham 28/11/20Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur 19/09/20Chelsea v Liverpool TAGSDateIndia TimePremier League 2020-2021Premier League Full SchedulePremier League LivePremier League Live Streamingsquad SHARE 12/12/20Leeds United v West Ham United 2/01/21Tottenham Hotspur v Leeds United 26/12/20Aston Villa v Crystal Palace 21/11/20Aston Villa v Brighton 31/10/20Leeds United v Leicester City Match day 13 31/10/20Aston Villa v Southampton 2/01/21Burnley v Fulham 19/09/20Leeds United v Fulham 16/01/21Sheffield United v Tottenham Hotspur Match day 17 27/01/21Crystal Palace v West Ham United Match day 1 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 12/01/21Sheffield United v Newcastle United 30/01/21Chelsea v Burnley 26/09/20Burnley v Southampton 12/12/20Southampton v Sheffield United 19/12/20Newcastle United v Fulham Match day 19 By Kunal Dhyani – September 1, 2020 30/01/21Manchester City v Sheffield United 19/12/20Chelsea v West Ham United 21/11/20Sheffield United v West Ham United 30/01/21Arsenal v Manchester United 7/11/20Southampton v Newcastle United 30/01/21West Ham United v Liverpool 12/12/20Everton v Chelsea Halle Open 2021 Final: Ugo Humbert defeats Andrey Rublev to become champion 28/12/20Brighton v Arsenal TBCBurnley v Manchester UnitedTBC 28/11/20Everton v Leeds United 28/11/20Leicester City v Fulham by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeIPL 2020: Bad news for Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Jonny BairstowUndoIPL 2020 : Srikanth and fans slams MS Dhoni, says ‘wasted 15 Cr on Jadhav & Chawla’UndoMumbai Indians Yuvraj Singh slams BCCI, ‘Board handled end of my career in a very unprofessional manner’UndoScroll down to read the full fixture schedule for the Premier League 2020-21 season… 12/01/21Leeds United v Southampton 15/12/20West Ham United v Crystal Palace 21/11/20Burnley v Crystal Palace 13/01/21Liverpool v Burnley 21/11/20Liverpool v Leicester City 31/10/20Tottenham Hotspur v Brighton 26/01/21West Bromwich Albion v Manchester City Facebook Twitter 27/01/21Southampton v Arsenal 5/12/20Aston Villa v Newcastle United 5/12/20Sheffield United v Leicester City 3/10/20Aston Villa v Liverpool 27/01/21Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool Match day 3 24/10/20Arsenal v Leicester City Match day 9 Match day 18 12/01/21Wolverhampton v Everton 3/10/20Everton v Brighton 17/10/20Everton v Liverpool Match day 8 12/12/20Manchester United v Manchester City 16/12/20Manchester City v West Bromwich Albion Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Belotti flashes shot across goal as wait continues for opening goal; Follow Live Updates 17/10/20West Bromwich Albion v Burnley 3/10/20Arsenal v Sheffield United 24/10/20Fulham v Crystal Palace 21/11/20Manchester United v West Bromwich Albion 30/01/21Brighton v Tottenham Hotspur 12/09/20Liverpool v Leeds United 26/01/21Burnley v Aston Villa 5/12/20Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal 30/01/21Leicester City v Leeds United 16/01/21Leicester City v Southampton 7/11/20Manchester City v Liverpool 28/11/20Arsenal v Wolverhampton 12/09/20Tottenham Hotspur v Everton Football 19/12/20Burnley v Wolverhampton 21/11/20Newcastle United v Chelsea 3/10/20Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur 12/01/21Aston Villa v Tottenham Hotspur 12/09/20Fulham v Arsenal 16/01/21Fulham v Chelsea 15/12/20Wolverhampton v Chelsea 3/10/20Southampton v West Bromwich Albion 26/01/21Brighton v Fulham 17/10/20Crystal Palace v Brighton 26/12/20Arsenal v Chelsea 15/12/20Leeds United v Newcastle United PUBG Mobile – Krafton IPO: PUBG Mobile promoters Krafton ready to break all records, aims 5 billion IPO Football 19/12/20Tottenham Hotspur v Leicester City Match day 14 12/09/20West Ham United v Newcastle United 15/12/20Arsenal v Southampton 26/12/20West Ham United v Brighton 26/12/20Wolverhampton v Tottenham Hotspur 28/12/20Crystal Palace v Leicester City 5/12/20Brighton v Southampton 28/12/20Manchester United v Wolverhampton 31/10/20Liverpool v West Ham United 28/12/20Chelsea v Aston Villa 26/09/20Brighton v Manchester United 28/12/20Burnley v Sheffield United 28/12/20Newcastle United v Liverpool 3/02/21Newcastle United v Crystal Palace 15/12/20Fulham v Brighton 28/12/20West Bromwich Albion v Leeds United 2/01/21Brighton v Wolverhampton 3/10/20Leicester City v West Ham United 31/10/20Fulham v West Bromwich Albion 3/02/21Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea 2/01/21Crystal Palace v Sheffield United 14/09/20Sheffield United v Wolverhampton Match day 5 19/09/20Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur 2/01/21Southampton v Liverpool 19/12/20Crystal Palace v Liverpool 21/11/20Wolverhampton v Southampton Match day 22 Match day 15 19/12/20Everton v Arsenal 21/11/20Fulham v Everton Match day 16 24/10/20West Ham United v Manchester City 31/10/20Burnley v Chelsea 26/01/21Everton v Leicester City 26/01/21Manchester United v Sheffield United 2/01/21Manchester United v Aston Villa 13/01/21Manchester City v Brighton 26/09/20Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United 26/12/20Sheffield United v Everton 19/09/20Arsenal v West Ham United 12/01/21Fulham v Manchester United 16/01/21Leeds United v Brighton 2/02/21Sheffield United v West Bromwich Albion 16/01/21Liverpool v Manchester United 21/11/20Leeds United v Arsenal Sport News 19/12/20Brighton v Sheffield United Match day 4 Match day 20 28/11/20Crystal Palace v Newcastle United Liverpool v Arsenal 3/10/20Chelsea v Crystal Palace 12/01/21West Ham United v West Bromwich Albion 31/10/20Newcastle United v Everton 2/02/21Fulham v Leicester City 26/12/20Manchester City v Newcastle United 12/09/20Crystal Palace v Southampton 16/01/21West Ham United v Burnley 28/11/20West Bromwich Albion v Sheffield United 12/12/20Crystal Palace v Tottenham Hotspur 17/10/20Leicester City v Aston Villa 5/12/20Liverpool v Wolverhampton 12/12/20Arsenal v Burnley 2/02/21Leeds United v Everton 12/09/20West Bromwich Albion v Leicester City 31/10/20Manchester United v Arsenal Queens Club Final: Matteo Berrettini beats Cameron Norrie in final to win title 7/11/20Chelsea v Sheffield United 2/01/21Everton v West Ham United Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Shaqiri doubles Switzerland’s lead after Seferovic opener; Follow Live Updates 24/10/20Manchester United v Chelsea 2/02/21Aston Villa v West Ham United 19/12/20Southampton v Manchester City 27/01/21Chelsea v Wolverhampton 26/09/20Sheffield United v Leeds United 15/12/20Aston Villa v Burnley 2/01/21Chelsea v Manchester City 26/09/20West Ham United v Wolverhampton 3/02/21Liverpool v Brighton 19/09/20Leicester City v Burnley TBCManchester City v Aston VillaTBC 26/12/20Liverpool v West Bromwich Albion 2/02/21Burnley v Manchester City 7/11/20Crystal Palace v Leeds United Past Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past Factory|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoYourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNext RefinanceThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryNext Refinance|SponsoredSponsoredUndo 28/11/20Southampton v Manchester United 28/12/20Southampton v West Ham United 15/12/20Sheffield United v Manchester United 26/12/20Leicester City v Manchester United 19/09/20Wolverhampton v Manchester City 3/10/20Leeds United v Manchester City 26/09/20Crystal Palace v Everton 28/11/20Brighton v Liverpool Tokyo Olympics: Dutee Chand, Hima Das among top athletes seeking direct Olympic qualification during IGP 4 16/12/20Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur 28/12/20Everton v Manchester City Latest Sports News 17/10/20Manchester City v Arsenal Esports Bett1Open 2021 Final: Liudmila Samsonova beat Belinda Bencic to clinch title Previous articleIPL 2020: 8 IPL teams, 8 Opening pair, check out which one can be the most dangerous opening pair of IPL 2020?Next articleIPL 2020: Good News! CSK players and staff members test negative for Covid-19 Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Match day 10 27/01/21Newcastle United v Leeds United PSL 2021 Playoffs Live: How to watch PSL 2021 Playoffs LIVE streaming in your country, India Premier League LIVE: Full Schedule, date, India time, squad and when and where to watch live Streaming 19/09/20Aston Villa v Sheffield Unitedlast_img read more

FBN Holdings Plc ( 2014 Annual Report

first_imgFBN Holdings Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Financial sector has released it’s 2014 annual report.For more information about FBN Holdings Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the FBN Holdings Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: FBN Holdings Plc (  2014 annual report.Company ProfileFBN Holdings Plc is a leading financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services for the commercial, corporate, investment and merchant banking sectors. The company also offers insurance products for individual and corporate clients and other financial services for merchant banking, asset management, investment and general trading, private equity, financial intermediation services, trusteeship, portfolio management and discount house services for individual and corporate clients. The Insurance division underwrites life and general insurance products and offers insurance brokerage services. FBN Holdings Limited was founded in 1894 and today operates in 874 business locations in 12 countries. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. FBN Holdings Plc was founded in 1894 and is based in Lagos, Nigeria. FBN Holdings Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchanglast_img read more

FTSE 100 dividend crisis: what should investors do now?

first_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Image source: Getty Images FTSE 100 dividend crisis: what should investors do now? Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares For a long time, there’s been a very strong case for investing in dividend stocks. In the past, dividends have been a powerful wealth-building force, particularly during bear markets, where they’ve enabled investors to buy more shares at lower prices. Recently however, dividend investing strategies have come unstuck. In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, a whole host of FTSE 100 dividend payers have suspended their payouts. That means those who invest for divis have been left high and dry. Is it game over for dividend investors, then? Here are my thoughts.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Dividend crisisThere’s no doubt the coronavirus – a classic ‘black swan’ event – has resulted in a dividend crisis. In the space of around six weeks, over a quarter of the companies in the FTSE 100 index have suspended their payouts, which is unprecedented.There are many big names on the list of dividend cutters. For example, Lloyds, HSBC, Barclays, Centrica, Glencore, and ITV have all suspended their payouts. There are also many highly reliable income stocks on the list. There’s WPP, which had paid a dividend every year since 1999. Then there’s Bunzl, which had increased its payout every year for over 20 years.Overall, it’s a grim situation. And most analysts seem to agree the situation is likely to get worse in the weeks ahead.Think long termLong-term investors should not panic. Assuming the coronavirus crisis doesn’t send us into a long-lasting depression, many dividend payers are likely to resume their payouts in the not-too-distant future.We may see some rebasing (payouts lowered), due to the fact some companies were paying out more than they could afford to. However, there’ll be companies that pick up where they left off when it comes to payouts.I think the key is to not focus too much on 2020 payouts, given the extreme circumstances. Instead, look at future income potential. As analysts at UBS said recently in a note to clients: “It may be more useful to focus on the ability of companies to pay dividends going forward rather than simply how they act in 2020.”A takeaway for all dividend investorsOne key takeaway from this setback is that dividend investing isn’t as straightforward as it seems. I think it’s fair to say many investors, myself included, have become too complacent in relation to sources of yield in the recent bull market.Cyclical stocks, such as the banks and housebuilders, make risky dividend plays due to the fact their earnings fluctuate.Ultimately, the best companies to invest in for dependable dividends are those that are financially robust, can generate reliable earnings irrespective of economic conditions, and are growing at a healthy rate. Unilever is a good example. I’d be very surprised if it cuts its divi in the coronavirus crisis (although we can’t rule it out).You may have to pay a higher valuation for a reliable dividend payer, like ULVR, and its yield is never going to be as high as other dividend stocks. However, what you get is reliability. At times like this, that’s priceless. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFA Edward Sheldon owns shares in Unilever, Lloyds Banking Group, ITV, and WPP. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Unilever. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Barclays, HSBC Holdings, ITV, and Lloyds Banking Group. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Edward Sheldon, CFA | Monday, 6th April, 2020 I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!last_img read more

Archbishop of Canterbury talks of suffering during sermon at St…

first_img Rector Albany, NY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Collierville, TN Middle East Youth Minister Lorton, VA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Martinsville, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Press Release Service Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Israel-Palestine, Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Tags Rector Washington, DC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Pittsburgh, PA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Director of Music Morristown, NJ [Anglican Communion News Service] The experience of the church in this region has been of a suffering church for centuries. Sometimes life has been better, sometimes it is less bad. But the nature of suffering is that when it is happening it is all consuming. Every part of life is dominated by it. That is true whether you are a Christian or not, but in this region in addition to the suffering of war, conflict and the tragedies of death and injustice Christians especially are experiencing persecution, are especially threatened.Full article. Submit a Job Listing Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH center_img Rector Smithfield, NC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Curate Diocese of Nebraska Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Anglican Communion, Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Events Posted May 8, 2017 Submit an Event Listing Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Rector Columbus, GA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Press Release This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Tampa, FL Rector Knoxville, TN Archbishop of Canterbury, Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Belleville, IL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Archbishop of Canterbury talks of suffering during sermon at St George’s Cathedral in Jerusalemlast_img read more

After ‘Great March of Return,’ Gaza still under threat

first_imgPhiladelphiaGaza is located on the western side of occupied Palestine and has been under Israeli military control since 1967. With a population of 2 million, it is one of the most densely populated places on the planet. It is frequently referred to as an “open-air prison,” as the Israeli occupation forces have effectively blockaded it on all sides, including its shores on the Mediterranean Sea. To the south, the government of Egypt also polices a border that keeps Palestinians from fleeing the increasingly desperate conditions imposed upon them. Of the Palestinians in Gaza, 70% are officially listed as “refugees” in their own country. (Al-Jazeera, March 30, 2019)The COVID pandemic has been weaponized by the Israeli occupiers against the people of Palestine. As Mahmoud Abu Saaman, a worker at the Palestinian Ministry of Communication, commented to Al-Jazeera, “People in Gaza had enough in their lives, moving from a crisis to another without a break. . . . This is a blockade within a blockade. It’s not the coronavirus, but the ongoing blockade that has destroyed our lives.” ( of March 15, 50% of Israel’s population had been fully vaccinated, and 60% had received their first dose. ( But Israel is refusing to share vaccines with Palestinians and has blocked delivery of Russian vaccines designated for prisoners in Gaza. Israel’s denial of lifesaving vaccines will result in countless deaths. Yet Article 56 of the Fourth Geneva Convention requires Israel, as the occupying power in the Palestinian territories, to provide medical supplies, including preventative measures, to stop the spread of contagious epidemics. The Zionist state is violating this protocol. (Workers World, March 10)Before the pandemicPalestinian nurse Razan al-Najjar murdered by Israeli snipers, June 1, 2018.Three years ago, Palestinians met the ongoing blockade with a series of prolonged protests known as the “Great March of Return.” These first began in Gaza March 30, 2018. Palestinians demonstrated along the boundary area between Gaza and the rest of Zionist-occupied Palestine for 18 months.In part because the state of Israel refuses to declare its borders under international law, occupation forces regularly murder Palestinians on both sides of this boundary zone. Electronic Intifada reports that 29,000 Palestinians were wounded by Israeli occupation forces during 2018, and nearly 300 were killed. (Dec. 27, 2018) At least 48 of those killed by the Israeli military during this period were children. Nine of the slain protesters were people with disabilities, including 29-year-old Saber al-Ashqar, who had used a wheelchair since losing both his legs to an Israeli bombing in 2008. (Buzzfeed, May 15, 2018)The majority of these murders were committed by military snipers targeting protesters at a distance. The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs estimates that 2018 was the most violent year of Israeli aggression against Palestinians since the agency began collecting data in 2005. (Electronic Intifada, July 28, 2020)Protesting the blockade of PalestineThroughout the spring of 2018, simultaneous with the Great March of Return, protesters in the U.S. and Europe picketed concerts put on by the Philadelphia Orchestra, which toured occupied Palestine at the invitation of the Israeli government, while it was murdering protesters. Demonstrators participating in the “Philly Don’t Orchestrate Apartheid” campaign interrupted the orchestra’s performances in Philadelphia, Belgium, France and Germany, before they landed in occupied Palestine to give Israeli soldiers music lessons. (Workers World, April 24, 2018)International solidarity with Palestine continues unabated in 2021. An ongoing campaign, “Shut Elbit Down,” targets an Israeli-owned weapons manufacturer. Elbit Systems is Israel’s largest privately-owned arms company, making obscene profits from Israel’s attacks on Palestinian people. Elbit’s biggest single customer is the Israeli Ministry of Defense. ( international campaign particularly focuses on Elbit’s ten sites within Britain including four arms factories, according to Samidoun: Palestinian Prisoners Solidarity Network. In February, activists blocked the entrance to an Elbit arms factory near Manchester, covered the building with red paint, chained themselves to the gates and temporarily shut down the factory. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Journalist’s wife to visit Abidjan for 8th anniversary of disappearance

first_imgNews Côte d’IvoireAfrica Organisation Côte d’IvoireAfrica to go further Help by sharing this information October 16, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Côte d’Ivoire News Receive email alerts October 29, 2020 Find out morecenter_img Threats against journalists in run-up to Côte d’Ivoire’s presidential election Osange Silou-Kieffer, the wife of the missing Franco-Canadian journalist Guy-André Kieffer, and Reporters Without Borders will begin a five-day visit to the Ivorian business capital of Abidjan tomorrow in order to mark the eighth anniversary of Kieffer’s disappearance in Abidjan on 16 April 2004. It will be Silou-Kieffer’s first visit to Côte d’Ivoire since 2004.«I am going to Abidjan to talk to Côte d’Ivoire’s new political and judicial authorities» Silou-Kieffer said. «Where do we stand now? Has the quest for the truth made any progress? I also want to express my solidarity with the Ivorian people, who have suffered a great deal in the upheavals of the past few years.»She is travelling with Reporters Without Borders, a registered civil party in the investigation that the French judicial authorities launched into Kieffer’s disappearance in response to the complaint that the family filed in France in 2004.«We have been fighting alongside the family for the past eight years in an attempt to prevent Kieffer’s abduction and disappearance from being forgotten and going unpunished, so we had to accompany Osange on this trip,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Her presence in Abidjan will send a strong signal that we are not giving up, that our hope of one day discovering the truth is as firm as ever.»Two events are planned for 16 April:- At 1 p.m. in Abidjan, Silou-Kieffer will visit the place where her husband was kidnapped, the Prima Supermarket carpark in the city’s Marcory Zone 4 neighbourhood. She invites journalists and others who follow the case to join her during this moment of thought for Kieffer and to pay tribute to his commitment to his work. Côte d’Ivoire’s Truth for Guy-André Kieffer Collective will be there.- At 6:30 p.m. in Paris, Kieffer’s daughter Canelle Kieffer will host a peaceful and festive gathering in front of the Saint-Michel Fountain in the 5th arrondissement.During their visit to Côte d’Ivoire (from 14 April onwards), Osange Silou-Kieffer will be reachable on +225 0981-0314 and Ambroise Pierre, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Africa Desk, will be reachable on +225 0749-5254.More information about Guy-André Kieffer News RSF_en April 12, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist’s wife to visit Abidjan for 8th anniversary of disappearance The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa November 27, 2020 Find out more RSF’s recommendations for protecting press freedom during Côte d’Ivoire’s elections Reportslast_img read more

Worldwide Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Devices Industry to 2025 – Global Increase in Prevalence…

first_img Facebook DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 24, 2021– The “Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) Devices: Global Markets” report has been added to’s offering. This report examines the current and projected market potential of NPWT devices. It offers a detailed analysis of the competitive environment, pipeline analysis, market background, technological advancement, drivers and restraints, and market growth trends. The report also includes market projections for 2025 and market ranks for key market players. The report details the market share of NPWT devices based on the type of product and application. Based on product, the market is fragmented into single-use NPWT devices and reusable NPWT devices. By application, the market is segmented into chronic wounds and acute wounds. The NPWT devices consist of a vacuum pump, drainage tubing and a dressing set. Extra dressings, drapes and canisters used for further wound procedures are not considered in the scope of this report. By geography, the market has been segmented into North America, Europe, the Asia-Pacific region and the Rest of the World. Detailed analyses of major countries such as the U.S., Canada, Germany, the U.K., France, Spain, Italy, Japan, China and India are covered in regional segments. For market estimates, data is provided for 2019 as the base year, 2020 and forecast through year-end 2025. Estimated values used are based on NPWT device manufacturers’ total revenues. Projected and forecasted revenue values are in constant U.S. dollars that have not been adjusted for inflation. Companies Mentioned3M (Acelity Inc.)Cardinal HealthConvatec Group PlcDevon Medical ProductsHartmann GroupMedelaMolnlycke Health CareSmith-Nephew PlcTalley Group Ltd.Triage Meditech Report Includes:26 tablesDetailed overview of the global markets for Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) devicesCountry specific data and analysis for the U.S., Germany, the U.K., Italy, France, Japan, China, and IndiaAnalyses of global market trends, with data from 2019, 2020, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2025Segmentation of the global NPWT devices market by geographical region, product, and applicationInformation on market dynamics such as drivers, restraints, opportunities, and identification of growth inhibiting areas that affect the global marketEvaluation of current market trends, market size, market forecast, and technological advancements within the industryDetails of regulatory and reimbursement scenarios, their impact on the market and pipeline analysis of NPWT devicesImpact analysis of COVID-19 on NPWT devices marketCoverage of events like mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, collaborations or partnerships, and other key market strategies The global market’s growth is attributed to the growing prevalence of chronic diseases, a rise in the world’s geriatric population and the growing number of road accidents. Negative pressure is viewed as an interventional therapy that actively supports wound healing and impacts the wound in many ways. The use of NPWT in wound care is one of the most significant technological advancements in recent times. It has the potential to promote wound healing, alleviate wound symptoms and improve the quality of life for patients with wounds. The prevalence of chronic wounds has progressed significantly over the past decade, primarily due to the increasing global geriatric population and the growing prevalence of obesity and diabetes. Obesity and diabetes can increase the overall incidence and complexity of wounds because of complications such as infections, ulcerations (foot or leg ulcers) and surgical wounds, which require treatments and incur exorbitant medical expenses. The rising incidence of chronic injuries, owing to the growing prevalence of obesity and diabetes, is anticipated to fuel the NPWT devices market growth over the forecast period. Key Topics Covered: Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Summary and HighlightsHighlights of the Market for NPWT Devices Chapter 3 Medical Device RegulationsMedical Device Definition and ClassificationRegulations in the U.S.LegislationRegulations in EuropeProcessRegulations in Japan Chapter 4 NPWT: Pipeline AnalysisOverview Chapter 5 NPWT: Market BackgroundIntroductionMarket EvolutionFunctional Principle of NPWTContraindications for NPWTAdvantages of NPWTNPWT With Instillation (NPWTi) Chapter 6 NPWT: Market Dynamics Worldwide Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Devices Industry to 2025 – Global Increase in Prevalence of Chronic Diseases Presents Opportunities – Local NewsBusiness WhatsApp Market DriversGlobal Increase in Prevalence of Chronic DiseasesRapid Growth of the World’s Geriatric PopulationIncrease in the Number of Road AccidentsDevelopments in Product TechnologyMarket RestraintsLack of Reimbursement Reduces the Adoption RateStringent Regulatory Scenario Chapter 7 Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic Chapter 8 Market Breakdown by Product CategoryIntroductionSingle-Use NPWT DevicesMarket Size and ForecastMarket AnalysisAdvantagesReusable NPWT DevicesMarket Size and ForecastMarket Analysis Chapter 9 Market Breakdown by ApplicationIntroductionChronic WoundsMarket Size and ForecastMarket AnalysisCommon Types of Chronic WoundsAcute WoundsMarket Size and ForecastMarket AnalysisCommon Types of Acute Wounds Chapter 10 Market Breakdown by RegionIntroductionNorth AmericaEuropeAsia-PacifiRest of the World Chapter 11 Competitive LandscapeGlobal Company RankingMergers and AcquisitionsAgreements, Collaborations, Product Launches and Partnerships Chapter 12 Company Profiles Chapter 13 Appendix: List of Acronyms For more information about this report visit View source version on CONTACT: Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager [email protected] For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900 KEYWORD: INDUSTRY KEYWORD: MEDICAL DEVICES HEALTH SOURCE: Research and Markets Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/24/2021 11:45 AM/DISC: 02/24/2021 11:45 AM Facebook WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – April 6, 2021 Pinterest Twitter Twitter TAGS  Pinterest Previous articleActian Takes Customer Insight to New Levels with Customer 360 Solution on Its Avalanche™ Analytics ServiceNext articleWisconsin hunters quickly kill wolves; season to end early Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Council to establish call centre in Milford

first_img By News Highland – March 28, 2012 Council to establish call centre in Milford Previous articleJury to deliberate for a second day in Donegal rape trialNext articleDonegal judge hits out at level of drinking among young unemployed News Highland Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Twitter Donegal County Council is to establish a call centre In Milford to handle all calls to the authority.In a lengthy report on the council’s financial situation, County Manager this week confirmed he intends to established what he called a contact centre by July.Some councillors were unhappy that the proposal was presented without debate, and are calling for a workshop to discuss this and other elements of the report.Mr Neely says the council has lost 395 posts since July 2008, that’s 32% of its workforce, and with that in mind, he is in discussions with unions to ensure that resources are used in the best possible way:[podcast][/podcast] Facebook Twitter WhatsApp LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Google+center_img Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Facebook Newsx Adverts Google+ Pinterest Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published WhatsApp Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad alsolast_img read more

Body camera footage shows monkey clinging to its owner as he’s arrested for allegedly stealing a car

first_imgABC News(PASCO COUNTY, Fla.) — Police in Florida proved that there’s no monkeying around when it comes to stolen cars.Deputies from the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office pulled over 23-year-old Florida resident Cody Hession on Friday after he drove a vehicle he allegedly stole into a ditch, authorities said.The deputies were not expecting to have to also take Hession’s pet Capachin monkey into custody when they made the arrest, according to sheriff’s office.Body camera footage from one of the deputies shed light into the close relationship Hession shares with his monkey, a male named Monk.As the video begins, Hession who is already handcuffed in the back of a squad car, exits the vehicle as the monkey, who is wearing a diaper, clings to the front of his shirt.Deputies then inform Hession that since he doesn’t have a permit to own the monkey, they’re going to have to take it to the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary in Palm Coast.During the encounter, Monk wraps himself around the back of Hession’s neck, resting his head on Hession’s shoulder.Hession explains that he got Monk from a breeder in South Carolina, claiming that a permit is not required to own the monkey there. He has had Monk for more than three years and has recently moved back to Florida, he said.The monkey even stays in place as Hession — still handcuffed — walks to the back of the deputy’s truck as the leash drags behind them.The deputies then take the handcuff off of him so Hession can sign paperwork and bid farewell to his pet.“Do you paperwork, say your goodbyes,” the deputy instructs Hession.Hession then hugs the monkey and scratches its neck and back to comfort it.Before the deputies place Monk in a carrier, Hession takes the diaper off and gives him a kiss.One deputy places a call and tells the person on the other end that they are placing the monkey in the carrier, describing the animal as “pretty friendly,” and the video ends as the handcuffs are being placed back on Hession.Hession could face additional charges for not having a permit to own the monkey, according to the sheriff’s office.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more