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GVC bullish on regulatory prospects in Germany and beyond

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter GVC bullish on regulatory prospects in Germany and beyond Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Sports betting Strategy Tags: Mobile Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops Casino & games GVC Holdings remains confident that the business will be able to withstand potential regulatory headwinds across a number of its key and emerging markets, and believes it will see little change to German operating conditions.This comes despite warnings that the country’s restrictive State Treaty on Gambling is likely to be strictly enforced until 2021, something the operator believes to be unlikely.Following a meeting between representatives of the Regional Council of Darmstadt, the body in the state of Hesse handling the licensing process, GVC said “significant further clarity” on regulatory terms and timings was required.Should no clarifications be issued in 2019, it said, delays to the issuing of sports betting licences in 2020 would increase. The Council will begin processing applications from the 2 January 2020, the first working day of the year.With the State Treaty only in place until 30 June 2021, such delays may lead to legal challenges that could prevent the launch of federally regulated sports betting.“There is, therefore, a realistic possibility that the regulatory position is not resolved until 2021, when positive re-regulation of the German online sports-betting and gaming market is expected,” GVC said.As a result GVC remains confident that it will be able to continue providing in-play wagering, including match outcome and goal markets – which represent around 80% of its German in-play revenue – until 2021.It also believes that it will be given dispensation to relax maximum monthly customer loss or spending limits. The State Treaty limits customers to staking €1,000 per month.Finally, it believes that despite signs Hesse plans to strictly enforce the prohibition on online casino, it will be able to continue offering its igaming products in the market. The Regional Council has already warned that applicants will be required to shut down any casino products upon receipt of a licence.The operator added that the ongoing strong performance of the German operation, with net gaming revenue up 23% year-on-year in the first half of 2019, would mitigate the implementation of the 5% turnover tax.GVC’s positive stance on its German prospects contrasts those of Regulus Partners, which suggested that operators could see between 40% and 70% of revenue wiped out by strict enforcement of the State Treaty.Looking to other markets, GVC talked up prospects in Brazil, where the Ministry of the Economy has launched a month-long consultation to build a consensus on a regulatory framework for sports betting. This runs until 31 August, with the operator noting that it would be able to build on its existing, leading position in the market.In the Netherlands, GVC is also confident that it will secure a licence once the market opens in 2021, despite being issued with a €350,000 fine by Dutch regulator Kansspelautorteit for bwin’s historic activities earlier this month.“The group intends to pay this fine, however firmly disagrees with the basis on which the sanction decision has been taken and reserves its rights to potentially contest the fine in the future,” it said.GVC added that it was adhering to the current guidelines and would continue to do so until the Remote Gaming Act comes into effect, and the market opens for business.Meanwhile Italy’s so-called Dignity Decree, which introduces far-reaching restrictions on gambling advertising, was then described as being less of a threat as a result of the ability to advertise, in informational forms.“[This] means the expected adverse impact on the market is likely to be less than had been expected under a blanket advertising ban,” GVC explained. “The group’s portfolio of brands in Italy (Eurobet, bwin, Gioco Digitale) are very well established, and combined with the Eurobet Retail estate, which offers a seamless multi-channel solution, are expected to outgrow the market in the second half.”Finally, as reported in its first half results, the operator has also outperformed expectations in the UK, where maximum B2 gaming machine stakes were cut to £2 from 1 April. A Gambling Commission consultation on the use of credit cards for gambling was also described as likely to have minimal impact on group revenue. Credit cards account for just 6% of customer deposits. 15th August 2019 | By contenteditor Regions: Europe LATAM UK & Ireland Central and Eastern Europe Southern Europe Western Europe Germany Italy Netherlands Brazil GVC Holdings remains confident that the business will be able to withstand potential regulatory headwinds across a number of its key and emerging markets, and believes it will see little change to German operating conditions. Email Addresslast_img read more

Catena launches sustainability-based comparison site

first_imgCasino & games Catena launches sustainability-based comparison site Topics: Casino & games Marketing & affiliates Tags: Online Gambling Affiliate giant Catena Media has launched a sustainability-focused casino comparison site, PlayAndSustain.com.The site compares casinos based on four weighted criteria – carbon footprint, charitable causes, responsible gaming and customer service – to create an overall score for each casino involved.Johannes Bergh, deputy chief executive of Catena Media, told iGamingBusiness.com that while there was not a great deal of data on the appetite for such a site specifically within the sphere of gaming, he was confident that general global trends suggested that there should be interest in the site.“In the gaming industry there’s no specific data, but from what we do know, about 60% of all consumers across all industries are actively looking for companies that are more sustainable and are making decisions based on that,” he said.“It’s not always the first priority, but it’s growing with all the trends we have in the world, things like Greta Thunberg, environmental criss, I think it’s reasonable to assume that this will become more and more important.”The idea of PlayAndSustain came out of Catena Media’s “Dragon’s Den” competition, where employees present new ideas to a jury. The idea was pitched by analytics manager Edward Zerafa and is one of Catena’s corporate social responsibility initiatives for 2020. Bergh said this meant the site was not intended to create revenue in 2020, but a decision has not been taken on the creation of revenue form PlayAndSustain after this.PlayAndSustain currently lists 10 operators: Coral, Unibet, Bwin, Mr Green, Novibet, Betway, TonyBet, STS, William Hill and Bethard. Although Catena is looking to add a greater number of operators, Bergh said it could be a challenge to collect the necessary data for every operator.“The first obstacle is to collect the correct data, so what we did is we used a third party and we used the annual reports, which are official,” Bergh said. “But for smaller companies, they might not disclose those things because if you’re not a listed company you don’t have to. When it comes to the larger companies this isn’t really an obstacle because the data is there, but if you want to cover all operators, even the smallest, it can be a challenge to collect the correct data.”Although four areas are measured, Bergh said that he understood these did not necessarily carry an equal importance, and as such responsible gambling was the most important factor in the ranking.“If you’re an online company your carbon footprint isn’t that big but your impact on society is probably a lot more related to responsible gambling,” Bergh said. “So responsible gaming is naturally rated higher than carbon footprint because of the nature of the industry. So my personal view is that the sustainability of this industry primarily means sorting out the issue of people who have gambling problems.”However, Bergh noted that the players who most need advice about sustainability are often those least likely to seek out a site like PlayAndSustain. Instead, he said he believed that the site can be a useful resource to all players rather than simply those with gambling problems.“Unfortunately I think that players with gambling problems might not be looking for a site like this as much as players who do not have them, or at least that’s what I think,” Bergh said. “People with gambling problems, unfortunately they do whatever they can to keep gambling.“But you have to bear in mind that the majority of players do not have gambling problems and they can learn that by playing on the most sustainable sites, actually something is given back to the players who do have problems.”Bergh added, though, that players are not the only target for the site. Instead, he said it could be a very useful tool for investors, who he said tend to have a strong focus on sustainability.“What we have learned is that investors are very interested in sustainable companies and they will probably look into this more than players,” Bergh said. “So if you’re a company that wants to grow and depends on investors, this will be extremely important. If you’re a small company trying to grow it will be especially important.“If I was an operator and there was one place where I can compare all the other operators and then, based on that data, I can define my own strategy for these four areas, I would say that’s a huge benefit regardless of if you’re small or large.” Affiliate giant Catena Media has launched a sustainability-focused casino comparison site, PlayAndSutstain.com.center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 20th January 2020 | By Daniel O’Boylelast_img read more

Masimba Holdings Limited (MSHL.zw) 2017 Abridged Report

first_imgMasimba Holdings Limited (MSHL.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2017 abridged results.For more information about Masimba Holdings Limited (MSHL.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Masimba Holdings Limited (MSHL.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Masimba Holdings Limited (MSHL.zw)  2017 abridged results.Company ProfileMasimba Holdings Limited is a well-established company in Zimbabwe providing engineering and infrastructure solutions to the agricultural, commercial and corporate sector as well as housing, mining, public and water sectors. The company has three operation divisions; Masimba Construction Zimbabwe, Proplastics and Property Development. Masimba Construction is responsible for design, development, planning, engineering and construction of commercial buildings, private housing developments and earthwork projects in Zimbabwe, and the fabrication and erection of structural steel. The other subsidiaries offer turnkey engineering solutions to the construction industry, aswell as provide reinforcement steel, steel fixing, wire mesh and cutting and bending products. Masimba Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

General Seminary announces completion of ‘Plan to Choose Life’

first_img Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Submit a Press Release Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Comments (1) Rector Knoxville, TN Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Posted Sep 14, 2012 Associate Rector Columbus, GA 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 Submit an Event Listing Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Smithfield, NC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 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 Rector Pittsburgh, PA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Press Release Service New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit a Job Listing Rector Belleville, IL Comments are closed. Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Featured Events 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 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Tom Gress says: 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 center_img Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Tampa, FL General Seminary announces completion of ‘Plan to Choose Life’ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Martinsville, VA [GTS] The Rev. Lang Lowrey, President of The General Theological Seminary (GTS), announced today, September 13, 2012, that the Seminary has closed on the sale of the “hotel” portion of the Desmond Tutu Center. Opening in 2005, the hotel facility consists of 60 guestrooms at the corner of Tenth Avenue and 20th Street in Chelsea. Only this guestroom section of the Desmond Tutu Center is included in the sale. The Desmond Tutu Conference Center, comprising the seminary’s refectory, or dining hall, two large conference spaces named the Matthews and Rusack Rooms, and the many smaller breakout rooms, are not included in the sale, will continue to be owned by GTS, and will remain an integral part of the Seminary’s complex of historic buildings that stretch along 21st Street from Ninth to Tenth Avenues.In October 2010, Seminary trustees approved the sale of the hotel facility along with several other properties, as part of the Seminary’s Plan to Choose Life, a comprehensive financial initiative designed to eliminate debt for the 194-year-old institution, rebuild its endowment, finalize plans to achieve a balanced budget, and revitalize its mission. Both the conference center and hotel, an adaptive reuse of two historic properties built in the 1890s by Dean Eugene Augustus Hoffman as part of “Dean Hoffman’s Grand Design,” will continue to be used to accommodate the seminary’s conference and hotel needs.Innovative Partnership Will Manage New HotelPartnering as the new owners of the newly named Highline Hotel are The Brodsky Organization and MCR Development, both headquartered in Manhattan. The Brodsky Organization is a family-run real estate development and management firm, now in its third generation of leadership. With Daniel Brodsky serving as Managing Partner, The Brodsky Organization, founded in 1951, is one of New York City’s most respected developers of residential properties. MCR Development is a hotel ownership company with a portfolio of 20 hotels in ten states, all of which it owns and manages. Tyler Morse, the CEO, has been leading MCR Development since its inception. The firm made national news the week of January 22, 2010, for donating 5% of all its room revenues nationwide to the relief and recovery effort in Haiti.Gratitude Expressed to All ConstituenciesIn announcing the sale, President Lowrey praised Seminary trustees, staff, faculty, and students for their support of the Plan. “Many of us have spent long hours weighing a bewildering number of possible financial options and analyzing related legal documents. Others have worked tirelessly to come up with creative solutions to seemingly insurmountable problems that just two years ago brought us to the brink of insolvency,” Lowrey said. “Lastly, those who live and work on our beloved campus have endured months of noise, dust, and construction to make this Plan a reality.”Cause for CelebrationBesides the elimination of an unsustainable level of debt, the proceeds from the successful completion of the Plan to Choose Life have enabled the Seminary to fully renovate four of its aging dormitories, to create brand new administrative offices and classrooms in Seabury Hall, to complete the build-out of the new, state-of-the-art Christoph Keller, Jr. Library, and to eliminate much deferred maintenance. Just as importantly, three new members have been added to the Seminary prestigious faculty, and General’s endowment is now almost twice what it was in 2010. Significant progress has been made in the area of distance learning and three video conferencing sites have been added to the classrooms and library. The Seminary’s garden or Close has been largely renovated with improved sidewalks and other amenities. Currently underway are widespread improvements in security, exterior lighting, and improved access for handicapped persons.Best PracticesAdditionally, in an effort led by the seminary’s new Chief Financial Officer, Sandra Johnson, new policies and procedures have been instituted to safeguard the Seminary’s financial resources. The school has monetized its endowment and reduced its “draw” on these funds to 4%. A multi-year reserve of operational funds has also been set aside for the future. Over the two years of the Plan, a working team of professionals has been established to manage and grow General’s endowment, and new software and financial systems have been initiated in the school’s business office.“I have been privileged to serve in this time of amazing turnaround for General Seminary,” said President Lowrey, who arrived at the Seminary nearly two years ago.  “As I begin this year of transition, when the trustees will select new leadership to assume responsibility for the dynamic new strategic plan they are currently developing, I am so very proud of what we have accomplished together.” Noting that GTS must continue to pursue good financial stewardship, Lowrey added, “We just need to remember that the Seminary is by no means fully self-sufficient financially. We must increase the endowment, and we still have a material way to go to reach a balanced budget.” Youth Minister Lorton, VA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Theological Education Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Featured Jobs & Calls Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Curate Diocese of Nebraska Tags Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC September 16, 2012 at 2:47 pm Until the seminary and the faculty start teaching real christianity as handed down over the centuries, it will struggle and probably face its end. Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Bath, NC Rector Collierville, TN Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Albany, NY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israellast_img read more

Dan Carter groin injury rules him out of Canada match

first_imgSaturday Oct 1, 2011 Dan Carter groin injury rules him out of Canada match Dan Carter was named as captain of the All Blacks when Richie McCaw pulled out with a foot injury, but shortly after fell to the floor after some kicking drills. McCaw’s injury and rest is precautionary, while Carter’s looks like it could be fairly serious.“Carter will be further assessed this evening and an update will be given tomorrow,” said an All Blacks spokesman. “No further updates will be given at this time.”Colin Slade comes in at number ten, while Piri Weepu will provide cover from the bench.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error RWC Extra Related Articles 502 WEEKS AGO Alesana Tuilagi smashes a reporter 502 WEEKS AGO All Blacks victory parade in Auckland with… 502 WEEKS AGO IRB Awards 2011 Highlights From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyHere’s the Purpose of These Little Bumps in the F and J Keys on Your KeyboardNueeyYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Harassment and attacks on journalists in Puntland and Somaliland

first_imgNews Photo : Hassan Mohamed Ali (Anteno) (barkulan) RSF and NUSOJ call for release of a journalist held in Somalia’s Puntland region Horriyo Abdulkadir Sheik Ali, a journalist with Radio Galkayo, was also seriously injured when unidentified individuals fired on her as she was returning to the radio station in Galkayo on 14 September. She was taken to the city’s medical centre with four gunshot wounds to the stomach, chest and hand, and underwent an operation.The premises of Galkayo-based Radio Daljir were damaged on 26 August by a bomb that also injured a security guard. The attack came almost exactly a year after Radio Daljir journalist Abdullahi Omar Gedi was fatally stabbed on 31 August 2010.Reporters Without Borders urges the Puntland authorities to do whatever is necessary to ensure that those responsible for these extremely violent attacks are brought to justice and to guarantee the safety of the region’s journalists.Abuse of authority in SomalilandIn Somaliland, journalists are harassed by the police and judicial authorities, who take their orders from government officials. Abuse of authority, police violence and arbitrary arrest are all common.On 12 September, an appeal court in Hargeisa gave Abdifatah Mohamud Aidid, the editor of the newspaper Saxafi, a week to pay a fine of 700 US dollars in a libel case brought by air transport and civil aviation minister Mohamed Ashi Abdi in January. Aidid was convicted by a local court on 30 April.Somaliland’s authorities have had the independent daily Waheen in their sights for months. One of its journalists, Saleban Abdi Ali, was badly beaten by members of the police Special Protection Unit in Hargeisa and detained for several hours on 10 September after he tried to cover the installation of the new interior minister, Mohamed Nur Aralle. In a further example of the lack of respect for journalists, an officer defended the treatment that Ali had received by citing the newspaper’s “offensive” stories about government officials.Ahmed Muse Mohamed, a Waheen reporter also known as Sagaro, was detained on 5 September at the police station in Buro, in the region of Togdheer, on the orders of Buro governor Yasin Mohamed Abdi. There was no arrest warrant and no other legal formalities were respected. On 7 September, he was taken before a judge, who ordered him held in pre-trial detention for week. Finally freed on bail on 12 September, he is still facing prosecution in connection with an article about disputes between sports ministry officials and the local authorities, including the governor, who accused the newspaper of twisting his words. Other newspapers that carried similar reports were left alone.Ali Ismail Aare, Waheen’s correspondent in the Awdal region, was also detained for several hours on 5 September by the local authorities, who did not press any charges.Mahad Abdillahi Farah, a reporter for the Hargeisa-based daily Ogaal, was detained for seven hours on 6 September by members of the Criminal Investigation Department in Buro.Local sources told Reporters Without Borders that a total of six newspapers – Saxafi, Ogaal, Hatuf, Waheen, Hargeisa Star and Yool – are currently the target of legal proceedings in Hargeisa.Deadly MogadishuThe two journalists killed this summer in Mogadishu were Noramfaizul Mohd Nor, a visiting Malaysian cameraman with Bernama TV who was fatally shot on 2 September, and Farah Hassan Sahal, a presenter with privately-owned Radio Simba, who was killed by three shots fired at close range outside the station near Bakara Market on 4 August. No one has so far been brought to justice for these two murders. Organisation News News September 23, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Harassment and attacks on journalists in Puntland and Somaliland RSF requests urgent adoption of moratorium on arrests of journalists Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Somalia SomaliaAfrica center_img to go further January 8, 2021 Find out more SomaliaAfrica With growing concern, Reporters Without Borders has registered at least eight serious press freedom violations ranging from arbitrary arrest to shooting attacks on journalists in the past two months in the semi-autonomous northeastern region of Puntland and the breakaway northwestern territory of Somaliland. In most of these cases, there has been no investigation and no one has been punished.“When attention is turned to Somalia, it tends to focus on the ruined capital of Mogadishu, where fighting continues and where two journalists were killed this summer, and the south, dominated by Islamist militias opposed to the transitional government,” Reporters Without Borders said. “But very violent attacks on journalists are also taking place in the north, in Puntland and Somaliland.“We urge the local authorities to stop this escalating violence by bringing those responsible for these attacks on journalists to justice. Each region must guarantee a favourable climate for media personnel, one in which they can work without fearing for their safety, without being arrested and without being forced to censor themselves.”Violence and impunity in PuntlandHassan “Anteno” Mohamed Ali, a reporter with privately-owned Voice of Peace radio, sustained serious gunshot injuries to the chest yesterday when three unidentified individuals fired on him at close range in a café opposite the radio station in Bossaso. His condition is said to be critical. Receive email alerts February 24, 2021 Find out more RSF_en News Radio reporter gunned on city street in central Somalia March 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Public Meetings on Rose Bowl Music Festival Draft Environmental Impact Report

first_imgGovernment Public Meetings on Rose Bowl Music Festival Draft Environmental Impact Report On June 12 & 14, 2014 Published on Thursday, May 29, 2014 | 12:42 pm faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News 11 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Herbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Beauty Secrets Only Indian Women KnowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Ayurveda Heath Secrets From Ancient IndiaHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe The public is invited to attend scoping meetings either June 12 or June 14, 2014 to provide comments regarding a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) that is being prepared for the proposed Rose Bowl Music Festival. The public is welcome to attend and present information that they believe should be addressed in the EIR.The meetings are planned for 6:30 p.m., Thursday, June 12, 2014 and 10 a.m., Saturday June 14, 2014. The meetings will be held at the Rose Bowl Stadium, Loge Lounge, Level D, Terry Donahue Pavilion. Parking will be on the concourse by Gate F, enter at Gate C.The meetings are organized by the City’s Planning and Community Development Department. It is not necessary to attend both meetings. Staff will provide the same information at both meetings.The Rose Bowl Operating Company is exploring the potential of hosting an annual musical festival, which could begin as early as June 2015. The potential event is still in the conceptual phase and public comments are requested as part of the environmental review process.If approved, the project is an amendment to the Arroyo Seco Public Lands Ordinance. The changes proposed at the Brookside Golf Course are consistent with ongoing historical use of the golf course during displacement (large) events and would allow the Rose Bowl Operating Company to potentially host, among other events, a three-day music festival in the Arroyo Seco. The project would provide the flexibility for the City to choose either nine new additional events, or 13 NFL events.Those who cannot attend either meeting, but would like to provide comments, please contact Ms. Betty Donavanik, Senior Planner, Planning and Community Development Department, (626) 744-6756, or by email to [email protected] as available will be posted on both websites: www.rosebowlstadium.com and www.cityofpasadena.net/RoseBowlMusicFestival.Stay connected to the City of Pasadena! Visit us online at www.cityofpasadena.net; follow the city on Twitter @PasadenaGov, www.twitter.com/pasadenagov, and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cityofpasadena. Or call the Citizen Service Center, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at (626) 744-7311. Top of the News center_img More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Make a comment Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Russian stem cell treatment will give Leon a lifeline

first_imgLimerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live NewsCommunityVideoRussian stem cell treatment will give Leon a lifelineBy Staff Reporter – August 28, 2019 734 Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Advertisement Facebook Linkedin Print TAGSCommunityfundraisinghealthLeon O’ConnorlimerickLimerick City and CountyNews Leon O’Connor with his mother Valerie.Photo: Richard Lynch/ilovelimerickA 22-year-old Limerick man has started an online appeal to raise €70,000 for stem cell treatment in Russia and bring hope of relief from a life ravaged by the effects of Multiple Sclerosis.An animation student at the Limerick School of Art and Design, Leon O’Connor was diagnosed with MS in 2016 when he was just 18 years old and about to sit his Leaving Cert exams.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up His condition has worsened dramatically over the past three years, leaving him partially blind and struggling to walk.“It’s likely I’ve had MS since I was about ten-years-old and in the last year it has deteriorated rapidly, even in the last few weeks it has gotten so much worse,” Leon told the Limerick Post.Continue reading below…His mother Valerie, who is also his full-time carer, said that while the options available to improve Leon’s condition are extremely limited in Ireland, there is hope in the form of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (HSCT) therapy.“This type of treatment is not available for MS sufferers in Ireland, so we have decided to travel to a clinic in Russia where Leon can be treated. We are hoping that this will stop his MS from getting any worse, and it might even reverse the disease completely,” Valerie explained.The procedure will involve Leon’s healthy stem cells being harvested and stored. Leon will then go into isolation and his white blood B cells (the key players in his immune system) will be treated with chemotherapy before his own healthy stem cells are re-introduced.While it is a severe therapy, the success rates are high and Leon’s family have gone to great lengths to find a clinic with a good reputation where he has been offered a date in November.HSCT only has a chance of working with people who are at a certain level of disability and Leon is almost at the cut-off point so he needs to get there as soon as possible.Leon said, “At the moment I am the perfect candidate for the therapy. My age is in my favour but if it progresses any further, I won’t be allowed do it, I won’t be able to do it. So there is no time.”A total of €70,000 is needed to cover the costs of the therapy, travel, and accommodation, as well as any help needed by way of special equipment and targeted physiotherapy.Leon’s family and friends are organising a number of fundraising events and are hoping for public support and donations to reach the target.Leon is dealing with MS as best he can through medication, diet and lifestyle changes but his symptoms affect every moment of his life, severely curtailing his everyday activities, things he can do and what he can look forward to.He suffers from loss of feeling in his legs which now makes walking very difficult. He has extreme fatigue so he is exhausted all the time. He is also losing sensation in his left hand, which makes it difficult to hold things. The vision in one of his eyes has greatly diminished which is potentially devastating as Leon is an artist.More than anything to finish his degree and work in the animation industry. He lives for his art.However, he has been diagnosed with secondary progressive MS which means that the disease takes hold and is harder to manage. His quality of life is very poor compared to other 22-year-olds. He can’t go out at night and needs constant help with his everyday tasks.“Stem Cell Therapy isn’t a guarantee but it’s the best chance I have and it’s my only lifeline,” he said.For further details visit www.gofundme.com/leons-lifelineby Kate [email protected] Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live center_img Previous articleLimerick Rose now favourite to win the Rose of TraleeNext articleShannon Group appoints Chief Operating Officer Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Email Twitter Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival last_img read more

Any hike in diesel prices will have terrible impact – MEP Higgins

first_img Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme By News Highland – April 18, 2012 Facebook HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Twitter Facebook Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released WhatsApp Pinterest Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Twitter Google+center_img WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR A North West MEP says any increase in diesel prices would be devastating.Jim Higgins’ comments come ahead of a vote tomorrow on an EU Commission proposal to tax fuels according to their energy content and polluting potential.This would reduce the tax advantage diesel has over petrol, and cause prices to increase.Yesterday, Donegal County Council supported a motion from Cllr Dessie Larkin to right to Minister Michael Noonan seeking reductions in the tax on both diesel and petrol, saying people in Donegal can no longer absorb the continually rising prices. .MEP Jim Higgins says tax increases would have a terrible impact………..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/higgs530.mp3[/podcast] Previous articleCouncillor angry at Muff robbers ‘slap on the wrist’ sentencesNext articleDerry secondary school may block mobile phone usage News Highland Google+ News Pinterest Any hike in diesel prices will have terrible impact – MEP Higgins PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derrylast_img read more

Californians prepare for possible mudslides as rain hits wildfire-affected regions

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — Californians are preparing for the worst as heavy rains hit the state just weeks after two fires scorched Northern and Southern California. Over the last eight days, up to 10 inches of rain fell in Central and Northern California, so the ground is very saturated. The recent wildfires left nothing to hold the ground in place so the threat for mudslides is high where the Woolsey and Camp fires burned tens of thousands of acres. A new storm system moved into most of California overnight from north to south with heavy rainfall rates that have reached nearly 1 inch per hour. So far almost 2 inches of rain have fallen in Los Angeles County with more to come. As the storm continues to move through California, numerous flood, wind and snow alerts are posted from California to Nevada and into Arizona. As Thursday morning progresses, heavier rain will move into Southern California, around Malibu and Los Angeles, where the Woolsey Fire was located. “With this rain coming in, we have a lot of steep hillsides, rocks that came down the hills a few days ago when we had a little bit of rain. We don’t know what’s going to happen today, but we want everybody to be prepared,” said L.A. County Fire Department Capt. Brian Jordan. In the Inland Empire, residents have been told to evacuate parts of Lake Elsinore, Corona and Glen Eden, where the Holy Fire burned about 36 square miles in mid-August. Rain will also continue for Central and Northern California throughout Thursday, while heavy snow will be falling in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The storm system will move inland Thursday evening with the rain continuing for parts of Southern California. It will also move into the southwest deserts of Nevada and Arizona. Snow will spread from the Sierra Nevadas to the central and southern Rockies in Utah, Arizona and Colorado. An additional 1 to 2 inches of rain is forecast for Southern California through the day Thursday with locally higher amounts. In the Sierra range, snow will pile up by the foot by Friday morning. The snow will also accumulate in feet in the Rockies with some areas getting 1 to 2 feet. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.,ABC News(NEW YORK) — Californians are preparing for the worst as heavy rains hit the state just weeks after two fires scorched Northern and Southern California. Over the last eight days, up to 10 inches of rain fell in Central and Northern California, so the ground is very saturated. The recent wildfires left nothing to hold the ground in place so the threat for mudslides is high where the Woolsey and Camp fires burned tens of thousands of acres. A new storm system moved into most of California overnight from north to south with heavy rainfall rates that have reached nearly 1 inch per hour. So far almost 2 inches of rain have fallen in Los Angeles County with more to come. As the storm continues to move through California, numerous flood, wind and snow alerts are posted from California to Nevada and into Arizona. As Thursday morning progresses, heavier rain will move into Southern California, around Malibu and Los Angeles, where the Woolsey Fire was located. “With this rain coming in, we have a lot of steep hillsides, rocks that came down the hills a few days ago when we had a little bit of rain. We don’t know what’s going to happen today, but we want everybody to be prepared,” said L.A. County Fire Department Capt. Brian Jordan. In the Inland Empire, residents have been told to evacuate parts of Lake Elsinore, Corona and Glen Eden, where the Holy Fire burned about 36 square miles in mid-August. Rain will also continue for Central and Northern California throughout Thursday, while heavy snow will be falling in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The storm system will move inland Thursday evening with the rain continuing for parts of Southern California. It will also move into the southwest deserts of Nevada and Arizona. Snow will spread from the Sierra Nevadas to the central and southern Rockies in Utah, Arizona and Colorado. An additional 1 to 2 inches of rain is forecast for Southern California through the day Thursday with locally higher amounts. In the Sierra range, snow will pile up by the foot by Friday morning. The snow will also accumulate in feet in the Rockies with some areas getting 1 to 2 feet. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more