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Is the egalitarian approach the way forward for igaming?

first_img10th October 2019 | By Joanne Christie Topics: Casino & games Sports betting Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter If gaming is a form of entertainment, then it’s the entertainment giants such as Netflix that point to the road ahead for the igaming industry, argues SG Digital’s senior vice president of gaming Dylan Slaney.The analysis of the acquisition of NYX Gaming Group was somewhat fixated on OpenBet, one of the assets owned by the supplier, when Scientific Games snapped up the business in September 2017.This is perhaps understandable. After all, Scientific Games was at the time purely focused on casino and lotteries. The statement of intent in acquiring a sportsbook platform in the months before the Supreme Court delivered its verdict on the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act was significant.Having taken on a mature and established casino product, however, the task of blending its range of casino assets into a coherent unit that could grow in a saturated market was also significant.With OpenBet, the challenge was to revamp the product, and scale it in preparation for the launch of legal wagering in the US.With the casino offering, on the other hand, a robust and scalable product already existed. Furthermore, it brought together two businesses that had previously competed on the same fronts.NYX was focused on the UK and Europe. Scientific Games’ digital arm was in exactly the same territories, with a presence in the US via New Jersey. And as senior vice president of gaming Dylan Slaney points out, aside from Pennsylvania opening up, not much has changed.“The actual market construction is almost exactly the same, while sports is completely different,” he says. “The OpenBet business had to speed up and scale up to go from launching one customer a year to six or seven. We [in casino] already had a very mature business, so it was a similar challenge, but manifesting itself in a very different way.”Egalitarian approach When the NYX business was brought on board, the combined entity was operating across four platforms. This meant the first job was to consolidate all of these assets onto a single platform, which then progressed to consolidating the group’s range of games studios.The challenge was to then ensure that all the ancillary features and engagement tools that have become as much a part of a casino offering as the games themselves were built in.To offer these products on proprietary products is a big enough challenge. But today, gated platforms are a thing of the past – operators, and players want access to as much content from as many suppliers as possible.Providing feature-rich, in-house titles alongside third party content without the same functionality isn’t enough; after all, if independent studios are at a disadvantage to the proprietary games, what value is there for them? SG Digital therefore takes an egalitarian approach, treating all content equally.“The studios produce against a roadmap, those games all get fed through one platform, then on top of that there is a consolidated set of features. So as long as these partners integrate properly they have access to all these features,” he explains.“This is the whole philosophy of Open Gaming; we treat all content equally, whether it’s proprietary content or third party, whether that’s content built on our game engines or not. We’re making no distinction between our content and that of our partners.”Emulating Netflix Ultimately Slaney and his team have looked across the entertainment industry, and decided a certain streaming platform shows the way forward.“Look at Netflix,” he says. “It spends billions creating its own content, but it has lots of other content provided by lots of other people.“We put it down to players – they will choose. We want to make sure that the playing field is level, so if operators connect into us they get the benefit of our scale.”Like the streaming giant, the focus is on offering a unified experience, whether the content the end user selects is proprietary or third party.This approach is being presented to the industry as SG Digital’s new OpenGaming concept, which combines enlarged and enhanced product and services range in one solution. Quite simply, Slaney says, the open platform is a two-sided network.“There’s a box in the middle; on one side is our, and our partners’, content, and on the other is the operators and their players. That’s always been there.“But we wanted to take it one step further, and think about the views of players, and the experience that they want to have,” he adds.“We’re using the same values that we’ve had for a long time, but are now focused around the player, and to think about the business in a very different way.”It’s no surprise that Slaney is such a believer in this data-driven approach considering his background. Before joining NYX in 2017, he worked for customer data science specialist Dunnhumby, which played a key role in the development of UK supermarket chain Tesco’s Clubcard loyalty scheme before eventually being acquired by the retail giant.“[Dunnhumby is] probably one of the world’s leading customer science businesses where one-to-one targeting and personalisation, and the use of data-driven insights to inform decisions, was part of its DNA,” he says.Room to grow But Slaney adds that while other sectors have been quick to embrace this trend, the igaming sector lags behind. “If you look at gaming, the level of personalisation is limited to ‘recently played’,” he says.While he says some operators are doing better than others in segmenting players as they sign up, the majority are only breaking their player base down into a limited number of segments. One (unnamed) operator says they divide customers into four groups, he notes.Dunnhumby, albeit in a different vertical, breaks down customers into more than 16 million different segments to personalise the experience as much as possible.“Other verticals are doing it, so we know the technology is already there, but gaming in general is only just catching up,” he says.The scope for improvement is what excites him, he says. In the early days of the industry, the focus was on getting the content to the consumer, and maintaining a steady flow of new games.“[But] now it’s about looking at what players need, using data to enhance and protect players. Data just gives you a better way of doing this,” he explains. “Technology is moving on, with people moving from desktop to mobile. I think all those things come to an inception point.”He points out that the industry is already using technology far more robust than many other sectors. OpenBet, for example, is able to process around 25 million bets on a single day.“You’d find it hard to find another vertical that is doing that level of transactions each day. The back end technology is frighteningly good and sophisticated, but then you need to look at how to translate that into better player experiences, and whether that’s on the sports side or casino, it’s the journey [SG’s sports and casino] businesses have been on.Perception problem While he admits the industry might lag other sectors in its use of data and understanding of mobile, he totally refutes the notion that the igaming industry fails to innovate.“We’re innovating every day, whether that’s a tweak or change to a process, or something shiny and new that players see and feel,” he says. “I think we always attach innovation to the shiny, new things that people see, but every day there is innovation going on in this business and the industry.This, he says, can come through a change in internal processes, or how an operator or supplier adapts to regulatory changes.“Outside of financial services we’re one of the most heavily regulated industries, and to manage that requires innovation,” Slaney explains. “We never talk about regulatory changes as innovation, but there have been three or four major changes to the industry that have required immense innovation.Ultimately, he argues, there’s an issue of how innovation is perceived in the industry. Developing a new, amazing game or concept is exciting, but he argues the real challenge is how that’s scaled across a large number of clients and markets.“It’s not about doing it for one operator on one piece of content, it’s about doing it across 21 regulated jurisdictions at the same time,” he says.“It’s easy to do missions or tournaments on one game, for one operator. If you speak to operators today, there are lots of examples of that in the industry. Not many can offer missions, tournaments, leaderboards and free spins across all their jurisdictions.”This idea can also be applied to responsible gaming measures, he continues. By offering a common interface across all games, messaging and alerts can be pushed out for all titles on the SG Digital platform.“What we’re trying to do is to relieve the burden on operators having to do that multiple times with multiple integrations,” he explains.Again, data comes to the fore. “[All] those things are enabled through data, and through the platform features we have built to make them easily readable for operators, and easily enabled for players,” Slaney says. “One thing we do know is that the regulations we have today will be changed at some point in the future, and they will be geared towards enhancing protection of players.”Talk of emulating Netflix and the industry’s data-driven future is nothing new. However, there are numerous examples of new features, mechanics, processes and channels quietly becoming commonplace while the wider industry discusses them at length.Whether or not OpenGaming proves to be this sort of watershed moment for the future of online casino remains to be seen. But Scientific Games has a good chance of making the lesser-discussed element of the NYX Gaming Group acquisition into a major driver of the sector’s evolution. Is the egalitarian approach the way forward for igaming? AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter If gaming is a form of entertainment, then it’s the entertainment giants such as Netflix that point to the road ahead for the igaming industry, argues SG Digital’s senior vice president of gaming Dylan Slaney. Email Address Regions: Europe US Casino & games Tags: Online Gamblinglast_img read more

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Gamma Civic Limited (GCL.mu) Q12018 Interim Report

first_imgGamma Civic Limited (GCL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Gamma Civic Limited (GCL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Gamma Civic Limited (GCL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Gamma Civic Limited (GCL.mu)  2018 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileGamma-Civic Limited is a Mauritian company that provides services in construction, building materials, civil engineering contracting, equipment hiring, hospitality, lottery, corporate secretarial services, energy, trading activities, plant, and property investments. The segments that the company operates through are building materials, contracting, investments, lottery, corporate services, and others. Gamma-Civic Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritiuslast_img read more

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Twickenham to host NFL games

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Glorious view: Twickenham will host at least three NFL games from next year The RFU have announced a joint venture with the NFL to host a minimum of three regular season games at Twickenham Stadium over a three-year period. While figures haven’t been released, this has the hallmark of a significant deal between both of the sport’s governing bodies and is the first of its kind for the RFU.The deal will commence in October 2016 with the selected teams for this game being revealed later this year. Furthermore the deal will also give the NFL the opportunity to stage two more games over the same period.Sophie Goldschmidt, RFU Chief Commercial and Marketing Officer was delighted with the deal.She said: “We are delighted to welcome the NFL to Twickenham – a stadium that has played such an integral role in what has been the biggest Rugby World Cup ever,“The NFL has a strong and growing fan base in the UK, and this, combined with the investments we’ve made in our stadium will give fans more opportunities to experience the action first-hand at a world-class venue. After a successful roll-out at Wembley stadium, the NFL said that it had extended its deal with the home of football util 2020, with the venue hosting at least two regular-season games a year until 2020.For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here.center_img “We look forward to working with the NFL on this partnership.”Home sweet home: NFL game between Kansas City Chiefs and Detroit Lions at WembleyMark Waller, executive vice-president of international, NFL, added: “We are committed to continuing to grow our sport in the UK and believe that adding Twickenham Stadium to our roster of host venues in London is further evidence of that commitment.“We are very excited to give our fans the opportunity to enjoy NFL action at another world-class venue famous for attracting loyal and passionate fans from across the globe.” New deal sees NFL to play three games at Twickenham over three years, which could be increased to five games over the three-year periodlast_img read more

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What You Need to Know About PCOS

first_img6.8 million women diagnosed with the disorderFrom Florida Hospital – Apopka 1 COMMENT LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Brittany Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. I’ve been diagnosed with pcos since I was 22yrs old when during one of my monthly period that I was in extreme pain that I was diagnosed with this condition through an ultrasound and additional test. I agree that you can still get pregnant because I did. Now that we are planning to have baby#2, I’ve started taking conceiveeasy to speed up the process. January 3, 2017 at 2:33 pm Are you one of the 6.8 million women in the U.S. diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)? If you are, you may want to talk to your doctor about adding the supplement resveratrol to your treatment regiment. A recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism shows promising signs that resveratrol can lower testosterone in women with PCOS.We spoke to Florida Hospital Endocrinologist Carmina Charles, MD, who said the results of the study are promising. Thirty women with PCOS were randomly assigned to take 1,500 mg of a resveratrol supplement or a placebo pill daily for three months. Blood samples were drawn at the beginning and end of the study to measure testosterone and other androgen hormones. The women also were tested for glucose tolerance at the start and end of the study to measure diabetes risk factors.Carmina Doris Charles, MDEndocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Internal MedicineAt the end of the study, researchers found testosterone levels dropped by 23.1 percent in women who received the resveratrol supplement. Dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS) —  a hormone in the body that can convert into testosterone —also declined by 22.2 percent in the resveratrol group. Even more interesting, the women in the resveratrol group saw a 31.8 percent drop in fasting insulin levels.PCOS, a hormonal endocrine disorder, is the leading cause of infertility in women. It is also linked to insulin resistance, a precursor to diabetes. Trace levels of resveratrol, part of a group of plant compounds called polyphenols, is found in red wine, grape skins and nuts. It is not known whether resveratrol directly reduced the androgen hormones in the study, or if it was the result of lower insulin levels (which can cause metabolic disease).PCOS Diagnosis“Women are most often diagnosed with PCOS when they’re trying to get pregnant,” explains Dr. Charles. “They tend to be put on birth control in their teens because of heavy bleeding or they’re not having their menstrual cycle.” When they meet a partner who they want to start a family with and stop taking birth control, they have difficulty conceiving. Only then do they start having blood work done to figure out why they can’t get pregnant — usually in their 20s.Different women present with different symptoms, so it can may be harder to diagnose PCOS. Some of the symptoms may include:High testosterone levelsMale-pattern baldness/hair lossAcneWeight gain or obesityUnwanted hair growthPCOS’s exact cause is not known, but it is highly related to insulin resistance, genetics and obesity, according to the Hormone Health Network. Left untreated, women with PCOS are at risk of developing diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease and endometrial cancer (due to an imbalance between estrogen and progesterone).What Are Treatment Options?In addition to lifestyle modifications and regular exercise, Dr. Charles also has her patients decrease the amount of carbohydrates in their diets because of its link to insulin resistance. “The ovaries are very sensitive to insulin, which causes them to produce more testosterone,” Dr. Charles says. “So if we’re able to decrease insulin levels, we see a lot of improvement in other areas as well.”As for medications, Dr. Charles often prescribes medications to help with insulin and hair growth. Though hair growth doesn’t stop, it does slow down with medication. A patient who has to shave daily may spend less time doing so, or a patient who shaves every few days may be able to go a week.Hope is Not LostMany women with PCOS are told they can’t have kids, so they feel hopeless. But the reality is that a lot of women with PCOS do have children. “If we’re able to establish a regular cycle, there’s still hope,” Dr. Charles explains. “Sometimes they may need assistance getting pregnant but it’s still a possibility.” Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear TAGSFlorida Hospital – ApopkaPCOS Previous articleHow should Apopka spend its CRA budget?Next articleWhy aren’t there more sit-down restaurants in Apopka? Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here Reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate last_img read more

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Leicester Tigers silence the Scarlets in Round 5 of the Heineken Cup

first_imgMonday Jan 17, 2011 Leicester Tigers silence the Scarlets in Round 5 of the Heineken Cup Leicester Tigers came back from being 10-6 down to the Scarlets to take a well deserved 32-18 win at Parc y Scarlets on the weekend. They move level on points with Perpignan at the top of their pool, with a game against Treviso to come.Tries were scored by Alesana Tuilagi, Ben Youngs, and Steve Mafi as the Tigers put themselves in a position to play for a quarter final place in the next round.“We had to win tonight, otherwise we were out. That’s massive when you have to front-up like that, and the boys fronted-up,” said Leicesters director of rugby, Richard Cockerill.Ben Youngs try came from a nice breakaway after a turnover, but has been criticised for the way the England scrumhalf celebrated before the try had even been awarded.“You’ve got to pray, look to the heavens and hope you didn’t put a foot out of place. I was pretty confident I’d managed to squeeze in,” said Youngs.“I’m not one to jump up and scream and shout but, when you score a try in such a big game, emotion can get the better of you. I felt a bit of an idiot with that celebration but Heineken Cup rugby for Leicester Tigers is everything.Scarlets boss Nigel Davies wasnt as concerned with the theatrics as he was with the way Youngs received the ball though, citing Thomas Waldrom as making an illegal pass from the ruck. “I felt Waldrom was off his feet when he moved that ball,” he said.“Some of those calls go for you, sometimes they dont and that was pretty significant in terms of how the game was going at the time. It certainly put a spring in their step and added to their momentum. I thought Waldrom was off his feet. But there we are,” Davies added. WIN tickets to watch a Heineken Cup game this coming weekend. 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Watch: Reforging the Steelers | Episode 2 | RugbyPass Original Documentary In Episode 2 of Reforging the Steelers, we follow the team through rounds two to four as they try to get their season on track after an opening loss to competition powerhouses Tasman. Shock result: Crusaders left to rue costly errors with win over Rebels not enough for final guarantee In a shock result, the Crusaders have failed to record the requisite winning margin needed over the Rebels to book themselves a spot in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final and are now reliant on the Blues dropping the ball against the Force. ‘I deliberately haven’t mentioned it too much this week’: Tim Sampson keeping mum ahead of Blues battle The Western Force aim to play the role of party poopers on Saturday when they take on the ladder-leading Blues at a venue that shall not be named. 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The Mercifully Brief, Real World Guide to Attracting the Attention Your Cause Deserves

first_img Tagged with: Individual giving 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. Howard Lake | 1 July 2008 | News The Mercifully Brief, Real World Guide to Attracting the Attention Your Cause Deservescenter_img  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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The Giants Journey to Limerick

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Advertisement TAGSfeaturedfull-imagelimerickLimerick City CultureLiverpoolroyal de luxeThe Giant’s Journey Email Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Twitter Print Previous articleEmergency Road Closures LimerickNext article#newmusic Tigwara release ‘New Day Rises’ remix Guest Writerhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsAppcenter_img In less than six weeks’ time, the biggest event of Limerick City Culture 2014 ‘The Giants Journey’ will take place 5th, 6th and 7th September . It will be the single biggest event in Limerick since the Pope visited in 1979 with over 100,000 visitors.Today the huge giant Grandmother that will be live on Limerick’s city streets for 72 hours, was unveiled in Liverpool. A captivated audience of over 200,000 people young and old lined the streets of Liverpool today to witness the magical awakening and voyage of the 85 year old Grandmother.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Having been sleeping soundly for the last two day in St. George’s Hall in the city, she mischievously opened her eyes and awoke, greeting mystified revellers with her daring yet enthralling twenty five foot stance.  With small feeble steps aided by her walking stick, her body disjointed by age, she took to her enormous twenty one foot wheel chair, as she began her journey on the  streets of the city. The atmosphere was palpable as spectators looked astounded and genuinely moved by her magical presence. With over 70 Lilliputians, (people who operate the Giant), enabling her street voyage, the Giant had a well-earned siesta at Salthouse Dock.   En route, the endearing old lady embarked from her wheel chair, balancing precariously on her walking stick clutching it with her vainy arthritic hand, to interact with crowd indulging in some of her loveable Granny characteristics. When she gets worked up though she could lift an elephant!Everyone, young and old, was left with a truly valuable and memorable experience from this magical encounter.Limerick awaits with bated breath the visit of this Irish/Bretagne Grandmother in her granny green dress embellished with shamrocks. She will act out an original tale, developed and specially scripted for Limerick. The city will be transformed  as the massive Granny rambles through the streets cared for by hundreds of Lilliputians, transfixing audiences for a weekend of  free entertainment as they follow her as she eats, drinks and sleeps on their streets.Royal de Luxe has played to huge crowds in far flung locations such as Mexico, Chile, New Zealand and also closer to home in London and Liverpool. Despite demand for performances worldwide, Royal de Luxe will only perform in 3 countries this year; France, England  and Ireland. Each territory where the troupe has performed, has reported a huge influx of visitors resulting in major economic benefits. According to a report commissioned by the Liverpool City Council in 2012, the troupe performed to over 800,000 people and earned in excess of €35 million in associated revenue.  According to the report over 80% of the visitors that came to Liverpool travelled specially to see the Giant. The Limerick version will expect to see in excess of 100, 000 visitors making it the largest public event ever hosted in the streets of the city. The Royal de Luxe event is expected to generate a pro rata spend similar to its UK counterpart. NewsCommunityPhotosThe Giants Journey to LimerickBy Guest Writer – July 25, 2014 2394 Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Linkedin WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

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The Week Ahead: The Impact of the 2020 Wildfires

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. The property data analysts at CoreLogic host a complimentary webinar Tuesday, December 8, at 11 a.m. CT, entitled, “A Horizon on Fire: Where Do We Go From Here?”Organizers, noting that 2020 has been a record-breaking year across the board, say wildfire season has been no different.”With nearly 9 million acres burned across a multitude of states, risk scoring has become a heavily-scrutinized subject for the insurance industry. How do we grapple with this new world, and what can we learn from it?”CoreLogic has been tracking property damage related to fires and storms via its Hazard HQ.Some of the questions they plan to tackle include:What conditions created the fires this year?What truths risk scoring and wildfire modeling can reveal to us about the propensity of wildfire in the U.S.?And what can construction trends tell us about the impact on recovery?Register for the virtual event here. Here is what else is happening in The Week Ahead:Housing Counseling Webinar: Using Eviction Data and Tools in Rental Housing Counseling, HUD  (Tuesday)Non-QM Webinar, Carrington Mortgage Services (Thursday)Economic and Real Estate Summit, National Association of Realtors (Thursday) December 4, 2020 831 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago 2020-12-04 Christina Hughes Babb The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: Housing Market Stays Strong Amid Slow Economic Recovery Next: Home Purchase Sentiment Down After Hitting ‘Peak’ The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / The Week Ahead: The Impact of the 2020 Wildfires Related Articles About Author: Christina Hughes Babb Subscribe The Week Ahead: The Impact of the 2020 Wildfires The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Savelast_img read more

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NI boundary changes could have far reaching implications

first_img Twitter Pinterest Google+ WhatsApp Twitter Northern Ireland is set to lose an MP, and some sitting representatives may find themselves under pressure as a result of proposed boundary changes published last evening.Belfast will lose a constituency, while a number of constituencies are to be scrapped, including East Derry and West Tyrone. The bulk of East Derry will be in the new Glenshane constituency, while West Tyrone will become part of a larger North Tyrone constituency, which takes in part of the former Mid-Ulster.A number of sitting MPs could be under pressure, with Gregory Campbell believed to be in particular difficulty. The new Glenshane constituency would incorporate Magherafelt, a strong nationalist area, while losing Coleraine to the new Dalriada constiuency in North Antrim.John Dallat, a former SDLP MLA in East Derry who served a term as Deputy Speaker at Stormont, retired before the last assembly election.He says these proposals raise some very interesting scenarios, and should spark a wider debate about electoral politics in Northern Ireland………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/jdallat1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest By admin – September 6, 2016 Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th News Google+center_img NI boundary changes could have far reaching implications WhatsApp Previous articlePeter Campbell on Donegal Senior Championship Quarter Final DrawNext articleDonegal mother tells of frustration and worry as daughter is sent home from Beaumont admin 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

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Tablighi Jamaat: Supreme Courts Asks Centre To Facilitate Return of 36 Foreigners Who Were Acquitted

first_imgTop StoriesTablighi Jamaat: Supreme Courts Asks Centre To Facilitate Return of 36 Foreigners Who Were Acquitted Sanya Talwar21 Dec 2020 9:07 PMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Friday asked the Centre to assist foreign nationals to head back to their countries after being absolved of all charges for allegedly flouting Covid-19-related guidelines by participating in the Tablighi Jamaat congregation at Delhi’s Nizamuddin.The court further noted that the aforementioned observation would not come in the way of the concerned Department, if they intend…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?LoginThe Supreme Court on Friday asked the Centre to assist foreign nationals to head back to their countries after being absolved of all charges for allegedly flouting Covid-19-related guidelines by participating in the Tablighi Jamaat congregation at Delhi’s Nizamuddin.The court further noted that the aforementioned observation would not come in the way of the concerned Department, if they intend to question the correctness of the discharge/acquittal. “Subject to that, the representation can be taken forward by the Nodal Officer expeditiously,” said the bench.A bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar, BR Gavai & Krishna Murari asked the Government to facilitate return of 36 foreign nationals after taking on record their applications. The bench stated that the same may be done by Government appointed nodal officers.”Ms. Menaka Guruswamy, learned senior counsel for the applicants-petitioners submits that 36 foreign nationals, who are applicants-petitioners in the present proceedings have been discharged/acquitted by the concerned Trial Court. If so, they may make representation to the Nodal Officer for facilitating their return to home country which may be processed appropriately and in accordance with law,” the Supreme Court noted.At this juncture, the court noted the assurance provided by Solicitor General Tushar Mehta that any foreign national who has been exonerated has any difficulty in travelling back, their lawyers may get in touch with his office for assistance.”Learned counsel for the applicant may get in touch with office of the Solicitor General/Advocate for the State concerned, who may look into the matter and issue appropriate instructions to the concerned officials for expediting the pending plea bargaining application moved before the concerned Court, if any,” the bench recorded in its order. On December 15, the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Arun Kumar Garg, Saket Court, Delhi court had dropped all charges against the 36 foreign nationals, citing lack of incriminating evidence.While observing that the plea raised by accused persons is “reasonably probable” that none of them was present at Markaz during the relevant period and they had been picked up from different places so as to maliciously prosecute them, the Saket Court (Delhi) acquitted 36 foreigners facing trial for allegedly flouting COVID guidelines. The accused hailed from a number of countries, including the US, Russia, UK, France, Sudan, Tunisia, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, United Kingdom, Thailand, Kazakhstan and Indonesia.The trial court said that the prosecution failed to prove the presence of any of the accused inside the headquarters of the Tablighi Jamaat between March 12 and April 1, when the alleged violations took place.Click Here To Download OrderNext Storylast_img read more

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