AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The head of Portugal’s leading online gambling trade group has called for the authorities to block payments to unlicensed operators after it was found that a significant number of players continue to gamble with illegal sites. Unlicensed operators continue to thrive in Portugal The head of Portugal’s leading online gambling trade group has called for the authorities to block payments to unlicensed operators after it was found that a significant number of players continue to gamble with illegal sites.A survey commissioned by the Portuguese Association of Online Gambling and Gambling (APAJO) found that 56% of gamblers continue to bet with licensed and unlicensed operators some three years after legal online gambling was introduced.Some 6% of gamblers bet exclusively through illegal websites, while 44% of the total use only sites licensed by the regulator, Serviço Regulação e Inspeção de Jogos do Turismo de Portugal (SRIJ). Among consumers registered in the first half of this year, almost 70% signed up for licensed platforms only.APAJO president Gabino Oliveira welcomed the usage of licensed sites, but said the authorities need to take a tougher line on offshore operators.“This data shows a very favourable evolution in the growth of the licensed market,” Oliveira said. “This is a positive sign, although we consider in APAJO that much remains to be done to combat unlicensed online gambling in Portugal.“The way to go in combating illegal gambling, beyond supervision, is through effective control and blocking of payments that are made on illegal websites. This is a growing trend in other countries that in Portugal must be properly considered and implemented by the competent entities.”The survey, which was conducted by pollsters Aximage, interviewed more than 600 people who are registered with gambling websites. Of these, some 94% have gambled for money so far in 2019. Based on respondents who have already played in 2019, the reasons for betting with licensed platforms are for 64% that it offers the “highest security”.The survey found that 42% of registrations were completed prior to 2016, the year in which sector regulation came into force, with the remaining 58% of registrations made in subsequent years. In total, 20% of consumers had registered for a gambling account of which 52% were with licensed operators.Based on the poll, Aximage estimates that 62.5% of gamblers spend less than €50 per month on legal online games.Portugal’s regulated online gambling market broke its revenue record for the second consecutive quarter in the three months to June 30, with licenced operators generating a collective total of €48.3m (£44.0m/$53.3m).At the halfway point of the year, Portugal generated more revenue than in the whole of 2018, with the €95.6m reported in the first and second quarter already some way ahead of last year’s overall total of €78.9m. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Legal & compliance 31st October 2019 | By contenteditor Email Address Topics: Legal & compliance Regions: Europe Western Europe Portugal
Carbacid Investments Plc (CARB.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2015 annual report.For more information about Carbacid Investments Plc (CARB.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Carbacid Investments Plc (CARB.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Carbacid Investments Plc (CARB.ke) 2015 annual report.Company ProfileCarbacid (CO²) Investments Plc is a leading producer of natural food grade carbon dioxide in East Africa. The company extracts carbon dioxide gas from natural underground reservoirs which are purified on site to produce natural, certified food grade (99.99% purity) for use in carbonate water, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages. The CO² is Halaal certified. Compressed carbon dioxide sold by Carbacid Investments Limited is used by the industry sector for MIG welding and applications for fire extinguishers. Formerly a sub-division of BEA Sawmills Limited, the company was founded in 1975 through various mergers and acquisitions and renamed Carbacid Investments Limited. It supplies major drinks bottlers and breweries in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Southern Sudan, Somaliland, Malawi, Zambia, Rwanda and Burundi. Carbacid Investments Plc is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange
Medlin Residence / in situ studioSave this projectSaveMedlin Residence / in situ studioSave this picture!© Richard Leo Johnson / Atlantic Archives+ 15 Share Projects Photographs: Richard Leo Johnson / Atlantic ArchivesArchitect In Charge:in situ studioCity:RaleighCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess Specs United States Save this picture!© Richard Leo Johnson / Atlantic ArchivesSave this picture!Lower Plan © in situ studioRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – BackDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorText description provided by the architects. Our clients wanted a four-bedroom house with large public spaces that would open onto a constrained suburban site near downtown Raleigh. The existing site was long north to south and sloped down to the street on the north side.Save this picture!© Richard Leo Johnson / Atlantic ArchivesSave this picture!Diagram © in situ studio A stream bisected the site near the street, and the associated floodplain precluded construction on the front half of the property.Save this picture!© Richard Leo Johnson / Atlantic Archives A dramatic slope at the rear of the site prevented locating the house far back on the property. Our response to these constraints was a compact, two-story “L” that creates an private outdoor space between the house and the hillside.Save this picture!© Richard Leo Johnson / Atlantic ArchivesSave this picture!Render © in situ studioProject gallerySee allShow lessOMA’s Fondaco dei Tedeschi Department Store is Revealed in VeniceArchitecture NewsBIG’s 2016 Serpentine Pavilion Opens Alongside 4 SummerhousesArchitecture News Share ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/788978/medlin-residence-in-situ-studio Clipboard “COPY” Medlin Residence / in situ studio “COPY” Area: 3743 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses Photographs Architects: in situ studio Area Area of this architecture project Year: 2015 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/788978/medlin-residence-in-situ-studio Clipboard CopyHouses•Raleigh, United States CopyAbout this officein situ studioOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRaleighUnited StatesPublished on June 07, 2016Cite: “Medlin Residence / in situ studio” 07 Jun 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Mexico Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/928012/kaa-tulum-housing-complex-studio-arquitectos Clipboard ArchDaily “COPY” Ka’a Tulum Housing Complex / Studio ArquitectosSave this projectSaveKa’a Tulum Housing Complex / Studio Arquitectos Area: 1048 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/928012/kaa-tulum-housing-complex-studio-arquitectos Clipboard Photographs “COPY” Manufacturers: Chukum, Illux, MELNOR, MaggArquitecto A Cargo:Eduardo Garcia Figueroa.Design Team:Jose Martin Amate, Daniela Veron, Angel CervantesClients:Ceci Landa, Julio Alvarez, Juan Zahoul y Eduardo GarciaCity:TulumCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Pablo Garcia FigueroaRecommended ProductsDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemText description provided by the architects. Local materials, textures, senses and nature merge together in 2 main patios to become the core of this project. The main objective of Aldea Ka’a is to create a solution for the current situation in Tulum: the city has become more popular over the years and the vacation housing demand has increased. Nowadays, the developers are more focused on vacation rental houses and have left locals aside. After we identified the necessity of residential housing, we designed a project to meet the needs of the locals with an architectural design equal to any other complex aimed for tourists.Save this picture!© Pablo Garcia FigueroaSave this picture!© Pablo Garcia FigueroaSave this picture!SectionsSave this picture!© Pablo Garcia FigueroaThe project is divided in 4 units that are connected by 2 common areas or patios that create air circulation, privacy and natural lighting over the 4 units with 2 apartments each one; that means, 8 apartments in a total area of 873 m2. The distribution of the units inside the property is directly related to our previous tree survey. The main pergola is the longitudinal axis of the building. It creates tension and connection among the units and the 2 main patios. The path is a whole sensorial and receptive experience by being completely surrounded by plants from the regionSave this picture!© Pablo Garcia FigueroaSave this picture!PlansSave this picture!© Pablo Garcia FigueroaThe merging of the patios and the pergola provide proper functioning and efficient flow due to their function as transition spaces between the public and private areas. In addition, the different plants and organic materials of the region offer privacy, intimacy and partial isolation without separating the inside from the outside. We aimed to create a volumetric hierarchy starting from the pedestrian level; therefore, we chose a closed volumetry on the upper level facing out and an open one facing to the main patios, creating a terrace in the second floor with a floating garden area that blend both the inside and the outside resulting in a green and private place. We had the idea to involve local materials so that the residents can feel the connection with the apartments. Our 4 main materials are: polished chukum for floors and walls, tzalam wood for woodworking supplies, Mayan stone and steel beams. The interaction of these elements and design meet our purpose of making a project to create a community, to reflect the personality of the residents and to merge the building with the green jungle of Tulum.Save this picture!© Pablo Garcia FigueroaSave this picture!© Pablo Garcia FigueroaProject gallerySee allShow lessLiyang Museum / CROXSelected Projects8x24 House / AHL architectsSelected Projects Share Save this picture!© Pablo Garcia Figueroa+ 28Curated by Clara Ott Share CopyHouses•Tulum, Mexico Year: 2019 Photographs: Pablo Garcia Figueroa Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Houses Ka’a Tulum Housing Complex / Studio Arquitectos Architects: Studio Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeStudio ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsWoodStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTulumMexicoPublished on November 13, 2019Cite: “Ka’a Tulum Housing Complex / Studio Arquitectos” [Aldea Ka’a Tulum / Studio Arquitectos] 13 Nov 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Howard Lake | 28 August 2008 | News SPSS helps Special Olympics International increase athlete healthcare funding Tagged with: corporate Funding 23 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Special Olympics International is using Predictive Analytics software from SPSS to analyse data collected on athlete health worldwide to build a case for improved government policies, increased funding and new partnerships.The organisation works to empower individuals with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society through sports training and competition.It uses SPSS Predictive Analytics software to collect and analyse screening data at its Healthy Athletes events and then to create value from the information for policy and fundraising efforts.For example, when analysing data from its past three World Games, Special Olympics found that 44 per cent of athletes had obvious untreated tooth decay. At the same World Games, Special Olympics assessed visual acuity in the athlete population and found that 26 per cent of athletes needed new glasses. The organisation used this data to persuade corporate and foundation partners to provide more than 50,000 pair of prescription glasses to athletes.Darcie Mersereau, senior manager of research and evaluation at Special Olympics International, said: “SPSS Predictive Analytics software supports our mission to act as advocates for our athletes by allowing Special Olympics to make a solid case for improved quality and access to healthcare for populations worldwide”.In 2008 the organisation’s Healthy Athletes programme will receive more than $5.4 million from Congress via the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to fund Healthy Athletes events. This funding was first granted in 2001 following data on athletes analysed and presented to the US Senate.www.spss.com/uk AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
Workers picket AT&T headquarters in Detroit, May 19.May 21 — The Communications Workers executive board authorized a strike on May 11 of 14,000 workers covered by AT&T’s Midwest and Legacy T contracts. The AT&T Midwest contract covers workers in Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin, while the Legacy T workers are nationwide. The workers involved include both technicians and call center customer service employees. The strike authorization means workers can walk out at any time.Issues include job security, health care and retirement. A report issued by the CWA on April 25, titled “AT&T Jobs,” notes that AT&T reaped profits of $29.5 billion in 2017, compared to $13 billion the previous year. (tinyurl.com/ybkemtu5) This massive increase resulted from a $20 billion boost from Trump’s Tax Cuts and Job Cuts Act of 2017, with an additional $3 billion jump in profits anticipated in 2018.Despite this massive tax bonanza, AT&T announced plans to spend just $1 billion in capital projects and pay a paltry bonus of $1,000 to its workers. That amounts to a one-time $200 million expenditure or 7 percent of the company’s annual tax bonanza.According to the report, AT&T has closed 44 call centers and laid off thousands of workers since 2011, leading to the destruction of 16,000 call center jobs nationwide. In Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin and Illinois, the company has laid off 2,300 workers over the last three years. Much of the customer service work has been outsourced to low-wage contract workers, many outside the U.S.In Michigan and Ohio, AT&T closed four call centers in the past two years. In 2011, over 1,000 people worked at these centers, located in Detroit and Port Huron, Mich., and Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio.The story of the Port Huron call center speaks volumes about the treatment by corporations like AT&T of workers who were once employed in decent-paying union jobs.The customer service workers at Port Huron, who had been employed in the call center before 2004, were paid a living wage of over $32 an hour. Many were women with high school diplomas. AT&T and its predecessors had been their primary employer after leaving school.However, in approximately 2010, AT&T began a second, lower-tier wage scale for customer service workers. Instead of paying them $32 an hour and above ($34.70 in 2018), the starting pay was $10 per hour, with a maximum of $20 an hour after six years on the job. While some sales commissions were added to the base wage, it was nowhere near what the seniority workers were being paid.Because workers hired prior to 2004 were guaranteed the higher wage for their lifetime, the company began a campaign to drive out the seniority workers. They made their jobs miserable, limiting calls to Port Huron to “retention” calls — the last calls by angry customers determined to switch to another company. Not only did the workers have to deal with irate customers all day long, but they were written up if they did not sell them new products.On-the-job harassment for these seniority workers became so miserable that many began suffering from stress-related ailments. When they were forced to use the Family Medical Leave Act to survive and maintain their jobs and mental health, management initiated a policy of targeting FMLA users to run them out of AT&T, in violation of federal law.Many of these workers, despite knowing they would never again earn a comparable wage, took early retirement, were terminated or just plain resigned because they no longer could stand management’s job pressure.The Port Huron call center went from approximately 600 workers in 2009-10 — the largest employer in the city — to 50 workers in 2017 when the center was finally shut down. The remaining 50 workers who stuck it out were transferred to Detroit, where the call center was shuttered this year.The bourgeois media might sometimes cover the just and long overdue struggles of low-wage workers, but the mistreatment and driving out of older workers, formerly in decent-paying union jobs, is an often overlooked aspect of the introduction of low-wage capitalism across the country.If a strike occurs, the AT&T workers need and deserve the solidarity of the entire working class against this huge, rich, horrendous multinational corporation.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
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Ban On Export Of Onions: Filing & Generation Of Shipping Bill Not An Empty Formality; Bombay HC Allows Export Of Pending Consignment Of Onions With Valid Shipping Bills [Read Order]
News UpdatesBan On Export Of Onions: Filing & Generation Of Shipping Bill Not An Empty Formality; Bombay HC Allows Export Of Pending Consignment Of Onions With Valid Shipping Bills [Read Order] Nitish Kashyap21 Oct 2020 8:01 AMShare This – xIn an order that will bring some relief to onion exporters, the Bombay High Court has allowed export of onions for which shipping bills were presented and generated prior to 10:28 pm on September 14, 2020, the same day the Director General of Foreign Trade, under the Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry issued notification prohibiting the export of all varieties of onions with…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?LoginIn an order that will bring some relief to onion exporters, the Bombay High Court has allowed export of onions for which shipping bills were presented and generated prior to 10:28 pm on September 14, 2020, the same day the Director General of Foreign Trade, under the Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry issued notification prohibiting the export of all varieties of onions with immediate effect.Court decided the specific time of 10:28 pm after concluding that DGFT’s notification was uploaded digitally at the same time on September 14. Division bench of Justice Ujjal Bhuyan and Justice Abhay Ahuja were hearing the writ petition filed by the Horticulture Produce Exporters Association, a registered association of exporters of various types of onions and Rohan Shah, proprietor of Fair Agro Enterprises and a member of the first petitioner organisation, challenging the said notification.Petitioners sought a direction to the respondents to release the goods (onions) for export where shipping bills of export were filed and generated with customs authorities at Nhava Sheva port before issuance of the impugned notification. Senior Advocate Darius Shroff appeared on behalf of the petitioners along with Dr.Sujay Kantawala. ASG Anil Singh for Union of India, the Directorate General of Foreign Trade and custom authorities.Previously in an order dated September 25, the bench had observed that the shipping bills filed prior to issuance of the impugned notification would not be construed to have lapsed till a decision is taken by the Court. Thereafter, the case was taken up on a couple of occasions. On October 6, petitioners were directed to produce relevant records/documents relating to entry and exit of 68 containers from the parking plaza of Nhava Sheva Port Trust. Authorities of the parking plaza were directed to extend co-operation to the petitioners for production of the above documents. Then, on October 8, petitioner’s advocates submitted a list of 26 containers. It was stated that because of the present situation, petitioners could not collect details of the remaining containers. At this stage, Additional Solicitor General Anil Singh made a submission that he would verify the list submitted by the petitioners with the customs authorities and if it was found that those containers were parked in the parking plaza and subsequently made their exit, those would be allowed to be exported. While deferring the matter to October 13, the Court observed that if the petitioners received details of the balance containers, those should be furnished to the office of ASG Singh for verification as well.During the hearing on October 13, on a query by the Court, petitioner’s counsel Senior Advocate Darius Shroff submitted that challenge to the legality and validity of the impugned notification dated September 14 would stand and they would like to press the same as and when Court decides to finally hear the matter. The matter was reserved for orders thereafter.Court referred to the allegation made by the petitioners that even before the impugned notification was published for information of the trade and public, the customs authorities acting upon some inside information kept on hold the consignments where ‘Let Export Orders’ were not issued from the morning of September 14, 2020. According to the petitioners, some information was internally communicated to the customs authorities that there would be some policy changes regarding export of onions and on that basis, the customs authorities did not allow entry of trucks carrying consignments (onions) inside the gates of the customs area. The allegation is that during the whole day of September 14, ‘Let Export Orders’ were not issued despite filing and generation of shipping bills for export of onions. Approximately 68 containers of exportable onions were brought to the parking plaza outside the customs area but the concerned customs authorities during the entire day did not process the ‘Let Export Orders’ of those containers despite filing and generation of shipping bills. Petitioners immediately raised a grievance by sending e-mail to DGFT on September 14 at 4:11 p.m. Thereafter prayer was made before the Commissioner, Nashik on September 17 to take up the matter with DGFT.Three separate affidavits were filed on behalf of the respondent customs authorities. In one of the affidavits, it is admitted that petitioners’ submission that ‘Let Export Orders’ of 68 containers which were kept outside the parking plaza were not processed is quite possible as the containers were not brought inside the parking plaza nor documents relating to the containers were registered.Addressing the same, Court noted- “At the same time there is an evasive denial by the said respondents to the allegation that customs authorities acted arbitrarily on 14.09.2020 by not processing Let Export Orders for the 68 containers.”Customs authorities also argued that no documents have been placed on record to show that the containers were parked in the parking plaza, including any gate slip issued to show entry of the containers into the parking plaza. Referring to the allegations on the customs authorities of acting upon insider knowledge of the said notification before it was issued, the bench observed-“Though petitioners have made a specific and serious allegation of insider knowledge of the customs authorities during the morning hours of 14.09.2020 about a notification to be issued prohibiting export of onions and acting upon such insider information did not accept any container of onions during the whole day of 14.09.2020, the same has not been specifically denied by respondent Nos.4, 5 and 6 in the three affidavits.”Moreover, the bench examined the relevant provisions of the Customs Act and said-“A conjoint reading of sections 50 and 51 of the Customs Act would prima facie indicate that a great deal of sanctity is attached to a shipping bill and a bill of export, shipping bill in the present case. While presenting a shipping bill the exporter has to disclose all the relevant information pertaining to the export and has to make a declaration as to the truthfulness of the contents of the shipping bill.”Then, Court referred to the Shipping Bill (Electronic Integrated Declaration and Paperless Processing) Regulations, 2019, made by the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs as well as the communication by Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs dated September 18, 2020 whereby clarification has been issued stating that wherever procedural/policy provisions have been modified to the disadvantage of the exporters, the same shall not be applicable to consignments already handed over to the customs for examination and subsequent exports upto public notice/notification date. It has been clarified that this provision would remain applicable wherever the conditions are met. Finally, the bench noted-“Thus, filing and generation of shipping bill is not an empty formality. It has a definite meaning assigned to it under the 2019 Regulations. It sets in motion the process of exportation of goods. The 2019 Regulations only reinforces the sanctity attached to a shipping bill under section 50 of the Customs Act.”Thus, Court granted interim relief to the petitioners and ruled that export of onions in respect of the shipping bills which were presented and generated prior to 10:28 pm on September 14, 2020 shall be allowed subject to the clarification given by the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs in its communication dated September 18.The matter will now be listed for hearing in the first week of December, 2020.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Next Story
Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Stakeholders in place ahead of deadlineOn 9 Oct 2001 in Personnel Today Nearly a third of the UK’s largest firms have put a stakeholder pensionscheme in place, even though many already have other existing occupationalschemes. Research published to coincide with yesterday’s stakeholder pensiondeadline, reveals that 29 per cent of the UK’s largest 250 firms haveintroduced a scheme, while 44 per cent of those yet to designate a policy havealready approached an adviser or provider to enable them to do so. All employers with five or more staff are required to have introduced astakeholder scheme by 8 October if they had no other pension provision, or facefines. David Segal of Punter Southall, which carried out the research, said,”The results suggest that larger companies may be setting up stakeholderschemes to cater for temporary staff and contractors who are not eligible tojoin occupational schemes. Segal thinks many companies with final salary schemes will put new staff onstakeholder schemes. Previous Article Next Article