Banks cleared after probe into Parmalat

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Camelot unveils new Set For Life annuity game

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Lottery 11th January 2019 | By contenteditor Email Address Lottery Camelot unveils new Set For Life annuity gamecenter_img Regions: UK & Ireland UK National Lottery operator Camelot is to launch Set For Life, a new draw-based lottery game offering players the chance to win a top prize of £10,000 a month for the next 30 years, in March. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Camelot UK Lotteries has unveiled details of a new draw-based annuity game that offers UK players the chance of winning £10,000 (€11,100/$12,800) a month for the next 30 years.Set For Life will launch on March 18, with tickets – priced at £1.50 each – to go on sale via the National Lottery’s website, mobile app and official retail outlets from March 15.Players will pick five main numbers from one to 47 and a Life Ball, numbered between one and 10, with those matching all five main numbers and the Life Ball winning the top prize.Camelot estimates the odds of winning the £10,000 a month for 30 years main prize at 15,339,390 to one. Draws will take place every Monday and Thursday.The National Lottery operator plans to promote the new game through an advertising campaign, which will be rolled out over the coming weeks.“Annuity games really appeal to a growing number of people who like the idea of winning a prize paid out in regular instalments over the long term, and are very successful in other countries,” Camelot chief executive Nigel Railton said. “We think that Set For Life will be just as popular here in the UK – it will offer National Lottery players something completely new and meet a different set of consumer needs, especially among younger people.”Camelot first announced plans to introduce a new lottery game in September last year as part of a wider overhaul of its product offering to boost its appeal to players. Other changes also included altering the prize structure for its flagship Lotto game.This follows a wide-ranging strategic review of the business, conducted to safeguard funding generated for good causes through its games. Early efforts taken as part of this initiative helped Camelot report a year-on-year rise in National Lottery sales to £6.95bn in its 2017-18 financial year, including record digital sales of £1.65bn.“We’ve now got a mix of compelling draw-based games that suits all tastes, play styles and pockets,” Railton added. “That’s vital for The National Lottery’s long-term health – and will help to ensure that, in the years to come, we continue to deliver even more for our players and the millions of people for whom National Lottery funding is so crucial.”The launch comes ahead of the National Lottery’s 25th anniversary in November.last_img read more

TSL Limited ( 2015 Abridged Report

first_imgTSL Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2015 abridged results.For more information about TSL Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the TSL Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: TSL Limited (  2015 abridged results.Company ProfileTSL Limited, listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange, participates in the auctioning of tobacco, printing and packaging, supply of inputs to agriculture, storage and distribution services. The Company was founded in 1957 and through the energetic pursuit and implementation of a diversification strategy has grown to become a significant player in its chosen spheres of operation.last_img

Brock James sensational reverse flick pass sets up try for Napolioni Nalaga

first_imgTuesday Oct 29, 2013 Brock James sensational reverse flick pass sets up try for Napolioni Nalaga Brock James produced a piece of magic to set up a crucial try as Clermont survived a scare at the hands of Brive on Saturday, eventually coming out 36-29 victors. A late dash helped them extend their unbeaten home record at the Parc des Sports Marcel Michelin. ADVERTISEMENTBrive were leading 26-23 with fifteen minutes left in one of the Top 14 games of the weekend.Napolioni Nalaga had scored earlier in the contest but thanks to a piece of individual brilliance – or an incredibly lucky pass – he crossed for his second try with ten minutes left in the game. Replacement James, who made the wonder pass to free up the Fijian on the wing, then kicked them to victory.The last time we saw this type of pass – almost a carbon copy in fact – was when Highlander Tamati Ellison did it against the Crusaders earlier this year. His reverse pass put Ben Smith away for a try, and was promptly called one of the greatest passes ever seen by commentator Scotty Stevenson.This one is right up there, and in terms of significance in the match, was perhaps even better.What was also impressive was that with such an apparent lack of control, and the nature of the flick, the ball didn’t go forward at all so the legitimacy of the try was never in doubt.Clermont are now second on the Top 14 table after ten rounds, two points behind leaders Toulouse.ADVERTISEMENTThe was requested with a tweet, so follow @Rugbydump and get in touch if there is ever anything you’ve spotted that you think should be featured here on the site or via our social pages Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Great Tries , See it to Believe it Related Articles 26 WEEKS AGO Incredible athleticism for sensational try… 26 WEEKS AGO ARCHIVE: Suntory score amazing try to upset… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: All 12 tries from EPIC Bristol-Clermont… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe 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

Guide Dogs elicits supporters’ opinions on legacy marketing messages

first_img Howard Lake | 31 July 2007 | News Guide Dogs elicits supporters’ opinions on legacy marketing messages Tagged with: legacies AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association is canvassing supporters to seek their views on legacy fundraising whilst prompting them to either leave a legacy themselves or confirm whether they have already included the charity in their Will.Guide Dogs’ direct marketing agency TDA recently carried out research that suggested many people who regularly give to charities don’t plan to remember any in their Will and are disenfranchised by traditional legacy messages. This campaign, developed by TDA, aims to harness the views of some of the charity’s loyal supporters to enhance the development of a strategic legacy programme.Tailored communications will be sent to warm contacts who have previously indicated that they have left money to Guide Dogs in their Will and those who haven’t. A survey-based response device will seek their opinions on a range of legacy messages related to the charity to indicate which are most persuasive. People who have already decided to leave a legacy will be asked what prompted them to do so and where location fits, supporters will also be invited to an event where they can find out more about what legacies mean to the charity.more:  34 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Mounting tension between authorities and news media following president’s death

first_img Receive email alerts Organisation TogoAfrica Reporters Without Borders called on the Togolese government today to reestablish a “constructive dialogue” with the country’s news media, voicing concern about growing tension and about intimidation and forced closures of privately-owned radio stations since President Gnassingbé Eyadéma’s death on 5 February.”After years of dictatorship, the Togolese media had been enjoying a degree of freedom as a result international pressure but now, in the current confusion, it is crucial that the authorities prove their commitment to press freedom by choosing dialogue over repression,” the organization said.Radio Lumière, a privately-owned radio station based in Aného (a town 45 km east of the capital and near the border with Benin), was closed yesterday on the local prefect’s orders for “inciting hate and violence.” Two gendarmes and their commander went to the station in the morning and confiscated equipment, including its transmitter. Station manager Kossigan Zinsou said the gendarmes, who did not show a warrant, also took his car and destroyed some of the equipment. He told Reporters Without Borders he had gone into hiding.The president of the Union of Free Radio and Television Stations of Togo (URATEL), Jacques Djakouti, said Radio Lumière was accused of broadcasting a statement by opposition politician Harry Olympio of the Rally for the support of Development and Democracy (RSDD).The communication ministry said the station had been “calling on the population to take to the streets against the government of Fauré Gnassingbé,” referring to the late president’s son, who has taken over as president with the army’s support, in violation of the constitution. Army press officer Capt. Moïse Oyomé Kemence said, “the station has been closed for inciting revolt and hate.”Capt. Kemence issued a warning at a meeting yesterday with radio station executives at the headquarters of the High Council for Broadcasting and Communication (HAAC). “We have noticed that certain stations are playing a very dangerous game with unforeseeable consequences,” he said. “It is not the job of the press to call on the population to take to the streets and practice civil disobedience,” Kemence continued. “We have ways of putting a stop to that, we don’t want a Rwanda here or a Radio des Mille Collines,” he added, referring to the hate media that encouraged the Rwandan genocide.Ever since the takeover by President Gnassingbé’s son, a number of privately-owned radio stations in the capital have broadcast phone-in and talk shows in which participants and members of the public have urged the Togolese population to take to the streets “to reestablish constitutional rule.”After Gen. Gnassingbé’s death was announced, the HAAC formally demanded an end to live broadcasts on three privately-owned radio stations based in Lomé, saying they were urging “the population to revolt.” Kanal FM manager Modeste Masavusu-Ekué received a call from HAAC president Georges Agbodjan on the afternoon of 7 February asking him to stop broadcasting discussion programmes. A second call ordered him to stop his “Round Table” programme.Thereafter, Kanal FM carried nothing but music that afternoon. Masavusu-Ekué told Reporters Without Borders he had previously received anonymous telephone threats. He said he understood the HAAC’s decision and he was no longer broadcasting phone-ins. “But we must be allowed to continue round-table discussion programmes that don’t have contributions from outsiders,” he said. “It’s fine that they want to have mourning for the president but what happened after he died has forced us to have debates which we cannot refuse our listeners.”The privately-owned Radio Nostalgie received the same instructions the next day. Station editor Joël Gbagba said the HAAC president, Agbodjan, called him in the middle of a broadcast and said “play music.” Two armed policemen turned up at the studios at around 2 p.m. asking to see those in charge and those who had presented the debate that was broadcast in the morning.Journalist Gilles Bocco said the policemen’s attitude became threatening. “You have insulted our chief,” one of them said to the staff. “Eyadéma is dead but we are still here. You have incited the people to take to the streets. We will kill them all.” After the two policemen left, the journalists noticed “suspicious individuals” hanging around the building, with “Chinese-made motorcycles, like the ones the security forces use.”The HAAC president proposed yesterday that radio stations should broadcast pre-recorded discussion programmes. “When listeners are allowed to phone in, anonymous callers very often use the media to make appeals for tribal hate or revolt against the constitutional authorities,” he told radio executives.Radio France Internationale (RFI) has not been spared. Communication minister and government spokesman Pitang Tchalla claimed on 7 February that “calls for revolt” were also broadcast by RFI. “This is serious,” he told foreign reporters in Lomé. “I’m referring to RFI in particular. This station’s journalists want to start a fire and I appeal to their conscience. This is destabilisation, pure and simple,” he said.In its look back on Gen. Gbassingbé’s life, RFI had said it was “not very glorious” and called him a “dictator” and former “colonial-era soldier.” The next day, RFI’s local FM relay transmitters were cut in what the authorities called a “technical failure.” FM re-transmission was reestablished two days later without explanation. On 8 February, a visiting RFI correspondent was refused a visa when he tried to enter Togo by land from Benin. RFI expressed its “astonishment” at this decision, especially as journalists from many other media have been able to enter the country without problem. RSF_en February 11, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Mounting tension between authorities and news media following president’s death March 11, 2021 Find out more Togolese authorities urged to lift newspaper’s four-month suspension Reporters Without Borders called on the Togolese government today to reestablish a “constructive dialogue” with the country’s news media, voicing concern about growing tension and about intimidation and forced closures of privately-owned radio stations since President Gnassingbé Eyadéma’s death on 5 February. A number of privately-owned radio stations have broadcast phone-in and talk shows in which participants and members of the public have urged the population to take to the streets “to reestablish constitutional rule.” to go further Follow the news on Togo News News TogoAfrica September 15, 2020 Find out more News Togo court upholds “baseless and disproportionate” newspaper closures News March 8, 2021 Find out more Convicting “petrolgate” journalist of defamation would be disastrous, RSF says Help by sharing this information last_img read more

Parsons to Sponsor and Participate in Safety Week 2015

first_img Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff Subscribe 7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Business News Parsons to Sponsor and Participate in Safety Week 2015 From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, May 4, 2015 | 11:59 am Community News 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.center_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Herbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Beauty Secrets Only Indian Women KnowHerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Darrel Done BusinessVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News Parsons, a worldwide leader in occupational health and safety, is pleased to announce that it is both a Safety Week 2015 (May 4 – 8) sponsor and participant. In its second year, Safety Week is being recognized by more than 40 national and global construction firms that participate in the Construction Industry Safety Initiative (CISI) and the Incident & Injury-Free (IIF) Executive Forum with the goal of inspiring everyone in the industry to be leaders in safety.Safety Week is an opportunity to increase awareness of safety and the importance of being committed to safety each and every day,” said Brad Barber, Parsons Vice President of Corporate Safety, Health & Environment (SH&E). “Safety is one of Parsons’ six core values, and we are firmly committed to maintaining a safe and healthy environment for all employees—both in offices and on projects. We recognize that a collective commitment is necessary to achieve zero incidents, and we are proud to be participating in this event.”During Safety Week, Parsons will feature a new safety topic daily—ranging from fall protection and health and wellness to hand protection—and will provide a variety of events and activities in which employees—both on projects and in offices—can participate.In 2014, Parsons received the National Safety Achievement Award and the Corporate Culture of Safety Award from the National Safety Council. Parsons is also one of only five companies in the United States to be accepted into (and continue participating in) OSHA’s Corporate Voluntary Protection Program—a cooperative program that partners with employers and workers who have implemented effective safety and health management systems and who maintain injury and illness rates below federal Bureau of Labor Statistics averages for their respective industries.Parsons, celebrating 70 years of growth in the engineering, construction, technical, and professional services industries, is a leader in many diversified markets with a focus on defense/security, industrial, and infrastructure. Parsons delivers design/design-build, program/construction management, and other professional services packaged in innovative alternative delivery methods to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide. For more about Parsons, please visit Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

MATTER OF RECORD: May 23, 2021

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Search for missing Derry man resumes on the Foyle

first_img WhatsApp Google+ Twitter Search for missing Derry man resumes on the Foyle By News Highland – May 15, 2013 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter Previous articleWeather expert predicts cold and blustery weather for the next 10 daysNext articleLetterkenny Mayor: Man’s suspicious death has shocked the community News Highland The search has resumed on the Foyle for missing Derry man Tony Browne.Yesterday, the PSNI and Tony’s family appealed for information about the 24 year old, who is described as 5’8″ tall, of medium build, with short ginger coloured hair.Yesterday, his shoes were found on the Foyle bridgeCraig Smith of Foyle Search and Rescue is urging people helping in the search not to put themselves in danger:[podcast][/podcast] Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North center_img Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal News Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

“Remark Smacks Of Very Patriarchal Way Of Looking At Things”: Justice Deepak Gupta On CJI Asking Rape Accused If He Would Marry Victim

first_imgTop Stories”Remark Smacks Of Very Patriarchal Way Of Looking At Things”: Justice Deepak Gupta On CJI Asking Rape Accused If He Would Marry Victim Mehal Jain3 March 2021 9:09 AMShare This – x”Unfortunately, the remark smacks of a very patriarchal way of looking at things, it was gender insensitive”, said Justice Deepak Gupta in context of CJI S. A. Bobde asking a 23-year old man, who stands accused of raping a minor girl when she was aged around 16 years, whether he will marry her.The retired Supreme Court judge was expressing his opinion in an interview with veteran…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?Login”Unfortunately, the remark smacks of a very patriarchal way of looking at things, it was gender insensitive”, said Justice Deepak Gupta in context of CJI S. A. Bobde asking a 23-year old man, who stands accused of raping a minor girl when she was aged around 16 years, whether he will marry her.The retired Supreme Court judge was expressing his opinion in an interview with veteran journalist Barkha Dutt over the much-talked about episode from Monday when a bench headed by the Chief Justice of India was hearing a special leave petition filed by the man, who is now a government servant in Maharashtra, against an order of the Bombay High Court which cancelled his anticipatory bail.Justice Gupta was also asked about another instance from the same day from the CJI’s court, where CJ Bobde had, in a matter pertaining to the quashing of an FIR alleging rape due to false promise of marriage, inquired, “When two people are living as husband and wife, however brutal the husband is, can the act of sexual intercourse between them be called rape?”. The bench had proceeded to stay the petitioner’s arrest for 8 weeks in the matter.”I am just visualising. Probably it was argued that they were in love and hence, the sex was consensual. Even if we assume that, if you want to ask someone, you ask the woman if she is willing to marry him. You do not ask the rapist if he is married willing to marry the victim. It was not called for and it was very. very insensitive”, commented Justice Gupta.As regards what recourse does one have if such comments are made at the behest of the CJI himself, considering that the courts are the “last bastion” and that the highest that one can go is to the Chief Justice of India, Justice Gupta remarked, “I can’t say anything more than what I have said. We have to be very careful. Now that social media is inside the courtroom, everything you say is tweeted. So judges, who used to be a little trigger-happy in what they wanted to say, now have to be careful in what they say. The remark was probably not meant in the way it was said. There should have been an immediate clarification that we don’t want to force you or something”However, Justice Gupta proceeded to add, “But even then, it should not have been said. The remark and the manner in which it was said…courts should not give the impression of gender bias and patriarchy” Next Storylast_img read more