BHP bid to hit investor vote hurdle

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GB arcades to remain closed despite LBO reopening

first_img Tags: Slot Machines Bingo GB arcades to remain closed despite LBO reopening The UK government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has confirmed adult gaming centres (AGCs) will not be permitted to reopen alongside licensed betting shops on 15 June, despite the relaxing of social distancing measures across the country. Email Address Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Bingo Slots The UK government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has confirmed adult gaming centres (AGCs) will not be permitted to reopen alongside licensed betting shops on 15 June, despite the relaxing of social distancing measures across the country.From the start of next week, all non-essential retail shops across England will be permitted to reopen, as part of the next phase of the UK’s exit from the lockdown imposed as a result of novel coronavirus (Covid-19).Only stores classed as essential have been able to remain open since the UK entered lockdown on 23 March. Non-essential stores in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will need to remain temporarily closed.Though it has already been announced that licensed betting shops will be able to resume activities from 15 June, DCMS confirmed to UK industry organisation the Gambling Business Group (GBG) that AGCs cannot reopen until at July at the earliest.“Yesterday evening, an unconfirmed rumour was doing the rounds saying that AGCs and high street bingo were not going to be allowed to open on Monday, but betting shops will,” GBG chief executive Peter Hannibal explained. “I have now had this confirmed by DCMS this morning that this is indeed the case.”GBG said the DCMS had been pushing for AGCs to be allowed to reopen from next week, but the government was concerned that these facilities would not be able to comply with social distancing guidelines.New Covid-19 laws state that in order for retail shops to reopen, the customer must be able to enter a premises, make their purchase and exit as soon as they can. In order for certain businesses to be exempt from this rule, the government said that new legislation would need be passed.As such, Hannibal said it is likely that ADCs and high street bingo venues should be able to reopen from 4 July, when the UK enters the next stage of its lockdown exit strategy and other facilities such as pubs and restaurants can start to reopen.“We did think this problem was caused by the confusion over the interpretation of the word ‘arcade’, but this is clearly not the case here,” Hannibal said. “The view is that arcade customers need dwell time to partake in the product, which is at odds with the guidelines.“The DCMS is adamant that there is no way to change Number 10’s position on this so we are now looking at 4 July as the earliest opening date for AGCs and high street bingo.”This week, a number of major operators announced that they would reopen their betting shops in England from Monday.GVC said it plans to resume activities across its network of 2,445 Ladbrokes and Coral shops in England, while Flutter Entertainment will reopen all Paddy Power shops in England and 150 locations in the Republic of Ireland.Earlier this month, the Betting and Gaming Council also said that its land-based casino operator members in England would be ready to reopen from 4 July, after over three months closed due to the pandemic. 12th June 2020 | By contenteditor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: UK & Irelandlast_img read more

Harel Mallac Limited (HML.mu) Q32017 Interim Report

first_imgHarel Mallac Limited (HML.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Harel Mallac Limited (HML.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Harel Mallac Limited (HML.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Harel Mallac Limited (HML.mu)  2017 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileHarel Mallac and Co. Limited is involved in the manufacturing and trading, business service as well as asset management businesses. The company operates through investment, corporate and property business services and manufacturing and trading segments.  Harel Mallac and Co. Limited also engages in the blending, trading, and selling of chemicals, fertilizers, and general goods, the provision of agro industrial, engineering, refrigeration, and electrical products, as well as air conditioning and fire protection, and waterproofing activities. Harel Mallac and Co. Limited has operations in Mauritius, Burundi, Madagascar, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Zambia. The company is based in Port Louis, Mauritius. Harel Mallac and Co. Limited is a subsidiary of Société de Lerca. Harel Mallac and Co. Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritiuslast_img read more

Global Anglicans asked to speak up for Syria’s children

first_img Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Collierville, TN Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA [Anglican Communion News Service] Members of the Anglican Communion are being asked to sign a petition asking the BRICS countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa – to urge Syria’s leadership to allow humanitarian aid to reach civilians.Four million people trapped in Syria need humanitarian aid, more than 2 million of them children. Schools and hospitals have been destroyed. According to Mandeep Tiwana, policy and advocacy manager of CIVICUS (World Alliance for Citizen Participation, South Africa) who initiated the petition, children as young as eight have been used as human shields, and one in every three Syrian children has been injured.Tiwana said: “Syrians need food and medicine, but the U.N. says it needs permission from the Syrian regime to deliver aid across borders into rebel controlled areas. Assad refuses to consent to such access. The BRICS – Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa – are the only powerful governments left able to compel him to do so.“We are hoping for signatures from Anglicans and Episcopalians around the globe – the petition will be delivered to the BRICS countries who are meeting at their annual summit March 26-27 in Durban, South Africa.“In addition to the petition, we will also be running a social media campaign next week in which we will be coordinating a global call on Twitter for 26 March. The exact tweet which includes a link to an open letter from influential BRICS voices that we will be asking people to use on the day is ‘Pls RT: Sign the petition & call on leaders of the #BRICS countries to save #Syria’s Future Today ‘http://bit.ly/105lR7g‘“We hope that digital Anglicans will want to help us spread the word online too.”The petition, which can be signed here, reads:“To the governments of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa: “As concerned citizens from around the world we call on you to stand with the people of Syria and send a clear message to President Bashar al-Assad that he should grant the UN permission to cross Syria’s borders to reach civilians in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. Unimpeded humanitarian access to all parts of Syria coordinated by the UN and authorised by the government – to be delivered anytime, anywhere, and by the most effective means – is a call that no leader, indeed no human being, could in good conscience deny. We appeal to the BRICS to demonstrate their leadership and take one step to easing the horror of Syria’s worsening crisis.” Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Children, Middle East Rector Tampa, FL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Tags Rector Belleville, IL Submit a Job Listing Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Smithfield, NC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Shreveport, LA Press Release Service By ACNS staffPosted Mar 25, 2013 Rector Washington, DC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Rector Columbus, GA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Hopkinsville, KY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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TV journalist badly wounded in targeted shooting

first_img News Help by sharing this information SomaliaAfrica Organisation Receive email alerts Follow the news on Somalia (photo: Abdirizak Jama Elmi) October 14, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 TV journalist badly wounded in targeted shooting RSF_en to go further SomaliaAfrica RSF and NUSOJ call for release of a journalist held in Somalia’s Puntland region Radio reporter gunned on city street in central Somalia February 24, 2021 Find out more RSF requests urgent adoption of moratorium on arrests of journalists A London-based TV station’s bureau chief, he was shot several times outside his Mogadishu homeA shooting attack on a Somali journalist two days ago in Mogadishu has again highlighted the dangers for media personnel in what is one of the world’s information black holes.London-based Somali Channel Television’s Mogadishu bureau chief, Abdirizak Jama Elmi is in a serious condition in the city’s Madina Hospital after gunmen shot him several times outside his home in the district of Howlwadag at around midday on 12 October.“It is shocking that Somali journalists continue to be the victims of this kind of violence,” said Cléa Kahn-Sriber, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Africa desk. “We urge the authorities to not let this crime go unpunished and to pursue those responsible in accordance with the rule of law.”This is not the first time Abdirizak Jama Elmi has narrowly survived an attack. He was seriously wounded along with other journalists by a bomb targeting a news conference given by the Islamist militia Al-Shabaab in 2010.This week’s attempt to murder Abdirizak Jama Elmi has been firmly condemned by Somali journalists’ associations and by the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). The head of the National Intelligence and Security Agency, Gen. Abdirahman Mohamed Turyare, visited Abdirizak Jama Elmi in hospital and promised a thorough investigation into the shooting, suggesting that Al-Shabaab were to blame.Somalia continues to be one of the world’s most dangerous countries for media personnel. As well as being killed in connection with their work, journalists are also exposed to arbitrary arrest by the authorities and closure of news media. A car bomb killed radio journalist Yusuf Kenyan in June, while no fewer than seven journalists were murdered last year in Somalia, which is ranked 176th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. March 2, 2021 Find out more News News News January 8, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Dawit Isaac

first_img See more AfricaEritrea Information hero Dawit Isaac Queirós Anastácio Chiluvia Angola Find out more Is Dawit Isaac still alive? A journalist, poet and naturalized Swedish citizen, he returned to serve “free Eritrea” and to launch Setit, a pro-reform newspaper. But since his arrest in September 2001, he has been subjected to a slow death in the burning hot containers used for holding prisoners in Eiraeiro, a detention centre in Northern Red Sea province. Held without a trial, without a lawyer and without the right to visits, like thousands of government opponents and dozens of other journalists, of whom at least four have died in detention, he is one the countless victims of Issayas Afewerki’s monstrous regime, which reigns with impunity. In the deafening silence surrounding Eritrea, hope of saving Isaac is slim. The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights began examining his case in 2013. Follow the news on Eritrea Receive email alerts AfricaEritrea center_img Help by sharing this information to go further Biniam Simon Eritrea Find out more Malick Ali Maiga Mali Find out more Rodney Sieh Liberia Find out more Nicaise Kibel Bel’Oka Democratic Republic of Congo Find out morelast_img read more

Troy Library now closed due to COVID-19 Coronavirus

first_img By Jaine Treadwell Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Sponsored Content Published 6:02 pm Thursday, March 19, 2020 You Might Like Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Keep in mind that materials checked out with Libby will disappear after two weeks.White said a Troy Public Library Card will provide a link to newspapers around the country.Visit the TPL at www.troycitylibrary.org. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Email the author Troy Library now closed due to COVID-19 Coronavirus By The Penny Hoarder White said the decision to close the library temporarily is well founded.“All library materials are protected in clear plastic coverings and the coronavirus can be circulated for up to three days on any hard surface,” he said. “We don’t have cleaning supplies in the amounts necessary to clean all the materials that come in and go out of the library in order to protect our patrons and the community.”With the library’s closing, White said those who currently have library materials checked out will not be fined for late returns. “We are asking our patrons who have books checked out not to return them at this time,” White said. “We will change the due date so there will be no imposed late fees. Just wait and return those books when the library reopens.”However, White said late-fee fines will be imposed for patrons who have books checked out that were overdue prior to the library’s closing.Even though the library will be closed until April 13, White said there are still opportunities for those who have a current Troy Public Library Card to check out books and audiobooks through “Libby,” which is a reading app for borrowing digital books and audiobooks from the library’s OverDrive collection.“Libby has 45,000 e-books, audio books, magazines, videos, etc. to borrow free,” White said. “You must have a valid Troy Public Library Card to check out these materials. Libby is a great resource for checking out books and other materials during this time when the Troy Public Library is closed.” Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel As of 5 p.m. Thursday, the Troy Public Library is closed until April 13.William White, library director, said the library is closing temporarily to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.“We apologize for any inconvenience that our closing incurs but it is in the best interest of our patrons and our community,” he said. “We hope to re-open soon and ask for the support of our patrons during this time.” Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Book Nook to reopen Ivey orders close of childcare, on-site restaurant service Gov. Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) on Thursday issued a statewide health order to aid… read more Latest Stories Print Articlelast_img read more

Exchange continues popular onion sale

first_img Exchange continues popular onion sale The onions are priced the same as last year. A 10-pound bag is $12 and a 25-pound bag is $25.The Vidalia Onion Sale has been the major fundraiser for the Troy Exchange Club for nearly 20 years.The club was considering selling Georgia’s popular sweet onion but the club members questioned whether people would buy-in. The club asked Troy University to conduct a study to determine if people would buy 10 to 25 pounds of bagged onions. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Sponsored Content Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration The study determined that the onions would sell and the rest is history. The club’s annual Vidalia Onion Sale funds its annual A.C.E.  Awards and the “Tip” Colley Awards and supports the club’s National Day of Prayer Breakfast. The  Troy Exchange Club also supports the Pike Regional Advocacy Center. So those who purchase bags of arguably the best onions grown also support the Troy community in several ways. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel By Jaine Treadwell Book Nook to reopen Latest Stories Skip Published 6:05 pm Wednesday, April 29, 2020 Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Email the author By The Penny Hoarder The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… The Troy Exchange Club will not disappoint the many who look forward to the club’s annual Vidalia Onion Sale in May.Club member Dennis Griffith said the Troy Exchange Club plans its annual Vidalia Onion Sale but it will be a little different in May, 2020.“People can call either WTBF-Radio 566-0300 or Jerry Beckett at 566-5433 with their orders through May 13,” Griffith said. “Pickup will be May  20, at Jerry’s home garage on Forster Street. That’s one street north of Murphree Street next to Murphree Park.” You Might Like Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Ponder and Patriots adjusting to life without baseball Pike Liberal Arts head baseball coach Allen Ponder and the rest of the Patriots are still trying to find a… read more Print Articlelast_img read more

Man dies stepping on power line he downed after surviving car crash

first_imgABC News/KTRK-TV(HOUSTON) — A 20-year-old man who survived a crash into a utility pole died after he was electrocuted when stepping out of his vehicle and onto the downed power line.The incident happened late Saturday night in Texas City, Texas when Fabian Garnica and his girlfriend were driving north on Highway 146 and collided with a utility pole on the side of the road, according to ABC News’ Houston station KTRK-TV.Both Garnica and his girlfriend, Destiny Wallace, were injured in the crash but both survived the single-car crash. However, when Garnica stepped out of the vehicle to inspect the damage he stepped directly onto the downed power line he had just knocked over and was electrocuted.Wallace was taken to the emergency room after the accident and found out during medical treatment that she was in fact pregnant with Garnica’s baby.Garnica’s family told KTRK that they were devastated over his death and held a vigil on Monday night at the spot where he died.Police are now investigating the cause of the crash and warning others that no matter how panicked you are after a collision with a utility pole, it is always safest to stay inside your car.“If you’re in a vehicle, you need to stay inside the vehicle until we can arrive on scene,” said Texas City EMS Director Wendell Wiley. “We can assess and see if the power lines are still hot. If they are, we can contact the light company. Your safest place is inside the vehicle.”Garnica attended Texas City high school with Wallace and turned 20 a month ago. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

‘Perfect Storm’ Coast Guard cutter sunk off Cape May

first_img May 11, 2017 Authorities One of U.S. Coast Guard’s most famous vessels, the “Perfect Storm” cutter Tamaroa, will now have a new role after being sunk off Cape May on Wednesday.The ship is to become part of an artificial reef located 26 nautical miles southeast of Cape May and comprised of old military ships that is enhancing fishing opportunities off New Jersey and Delaware.The 205-foot vessel rose to fame after her daring rescues during a brutal 1991 East Coast storm. Formerly known as the Navy fleet tug Zuni, Tamaroa was featured in the bestselling book The Perfect Storm and the movie of the same name.During her Navy life, Tamaroa supported landings by the U.S. Marine Corps in the 1945 Battle of Iwo Jima. According to New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, it is believed to be the last surviving vessel that directly supported those operations.“We are proud to partner with Delaware in making this deployment a reality and giving this venerable vessel a chance at continued service, this time of a different nature,” DEP Commissioner Bob Martin said. “Anglers of all ages will now be able to visit this spot for many years to come to enjoy the varied marine life this ship will attract. Sport divers will also have a unique opportunity to explore the Tamaroa’s decks, bulwarks and passageways, perhaps soaking in the ship’s storied history in the process.”The cutter was deployed in water more than 120 feet deep after patches were removed from holes that were pre-cut into its hull. The Zuni/Tamaroa joined the former Army freighter and Navy support ship Shearwater, the minesweeper Gregory Poole, and the 563-foot destroyer U.S.S. Arthur W. Radford, the largest vessel ever deployed off the East Coast. The reef, established 10 years ago specifically for former military vessels, is jointly managed by New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland.For much of its Coast Guard career, the Tamaroa served out of New York City, and toward the end of its service it was based in New Castle, N.H. Its Coast Guard roles included fisheries enforcement, drug interdiction, immigration enforcement and ice patrols in locations as far-afield as the Caribbean, the Straits of Florida and the vast North Atlantic fishing ground of Georges Bank.Over its nearly five-decade Coast Guard career, the Tamaroa, also known as the Tam, responded to numerous sinking and disabled fishing and pleasure boats, took part in the rescue of passengers from a sinking ocean liner, recovered bodies from an airliner that crashed off the coast of New Jersey, rescued hundreds of Haitian migrants from overloaded boats, saved the crew of a storm-battered Soviet freighter, and intercepted drug runners and smugglers.But the Tamaroa gained fame for its rescue efforts during the 1991 Halloween Storm – a rare convergence of a hurricane and a massive low pressure system from Canada – that battered the East Coast and was chronicled in Sebastian Junger’s bestselling book, The Perfect Storm, made into a hit movie starring George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg.The Tamaroa first assisted in the rescue of three people from a sailboat caught in the storm. Then, battling massive swells and making eight separate approaches, the vessel rescued four of five crew members from an Air National Guard rescue helicopter that ran out of fuel and had to ditch 90 nautical miles south of Montauk, Long Island. The fifth member was lost at sea. The Tamaroa and its crew received Coast Guard commendations for the missions.Plans to restore the Tamaroa as a museum were scuttled due to its advanced age that made work very costly and unfeasible. The Zuni/Tamaroa was prepared for reef deployment in Norfolk, Va., where the vessel underwent environmental preparation. Interior paneling and insulation were removed and the ship was thoroughly cleaned of fuel and hydraulic fluids. The ship’s environmental tests were approved by the federal Environmental Protection Agency. The vessel also met Coast Guard standards for sinking as an artificial reef.The Coast Guard retired the Tamaroa in 1994, and donated the vessel to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum on the Hudson River in New York City. A former crewman started a group to restore the vessel. Work was under way in Virginia when a 2011 storm flooded the Tamaroa’s engine room. Its hull also showed numerous signs of failure, making restoration impossible.Delaware paid for the bulk of the acquisition of the cutter, preparation and sinking, assisted by the DEP, which received funding from the Ann E. Clarke Foundation and the Sportfishing Fund. Share this article ‘Perfect Storm’ Coast Guard cutter sunk to become part of artificial reefcenter_img View post tag: US Coast Guard View post tag: USCGC Tamaroa Back to overview,Home naval-today ‘Perfect Storm’ Coast Guard cutter sunk to become part of artificial reef last_img read more