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Probe launched into energy companies’ “mis-selling”

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Federal lawsuit claims Apple hosts ‘illegal social casinos’

first_imgCasino & games Read the full story on iGB North America. Federal lawsuit claims Apple hosts ‘illegal social casinos’ 26th January 2021 | By Richard Mulligan Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Casino & games Social gaming AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwittercenter_img Regions: US California The filing in the Northern District of California claims that Apple participates in “an illegal internet gambling enterprise” by distributing social games through its App Store that allow virtual chips to be bought. Technology giant Apple has been accused of hosting and facilitating dozens of illegal social casinos in a new lawsuit that has been lodged in a US District Court. Facebook and Google are also mentioned alongside Apple in the filing, which alleges that the platforms, as well as social casino companies, have “found a way to smuggle slot machines into the homes of consumers nationwide” by “leveraging an ‘innocuous-sounding’ free-to-play model”. It adds that Apple takes a 30% cut of in-app purchases. Email Addresslast_img read more

Rahane, Rahul to lead Rest of India, India A squads

first_img ATP Tour Facebook Twitter by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeGrammarlyImprove Your Spelling With This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarlyUndoGarena Free Fire: Top Three App tricks to earn Free Diamonds in Garena Free Fire OB28 VersionUndoGarena Free Fire Redeem Codes Website: Simple ways to Redeem Codes?UndoThe Selection Committee has also picked the India A team for the second four-day game to be played against England Lions in Mysore from 13th February.India A squad: KL Rahul (Captain), AR Easwaran, Priyank Panchal, Ankeet Bawne, Karun Nair, Ricky Bhui, Siddhesh Lad, K.S. Bharat (wicket-keeper), Shahbaz Nadeem, Jalaj Saxena, Mayank Markande, Shardul Thakur, Navdeep Saini, Varun AaronAlso Read: Undefeated Pujara takes Saurashtra to Ranji Trophy final Football Bett1Open 2021 Final: Liudmila Samsonova beats Belinda Bencic to clinch title Sport News TAGSAjinkya RahaneKL RAHULPaytmPaytm Ranji TrophyRanji Trophy 2019selection committee SHARE Previous articleFIFA rankings: India slips out of top 100 in latest chartsNext articleLa Pegasus inks sponsorship deal with Northern India Polo Championship Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Viking Classic Birmingham 2021 Final: Ons Jabeur beats Daria Kasatkina to clinch title Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Football Halle Open 2021 Final: Ugo Humbert defeats Andrey Rublev to become champion Football Sport News Euro 2020- Switzerland beat Turkey 3-1: Shaqiri’s brace keep Switzerland hopes alive; Turkey face exit from Euros Sport News By Kunal Dhyani – February 7, 2019 Copa America 2021 VEN vs ECU LIVE: When and where to watch Venezuela vs Ecuador LIVE streaming in your country, India, Follow live update Euro 2020, Ukraine vs Austria: Ukraine to ensure round of 16 berth against Austria, Follow Live Updates Football Copa America 2021 COL vs PER LIVE: When and where to watch Colombia vs Peru LIVE streaming in your country, India, Follow live update Copa America 2021 Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Matteo Pessina goal helps Italy beat Wales, finish top of Group A with flawless record; Follow Live Updates Football RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR SportSport News Euro 2020 MKD vs NED LIVE, North Macedonia vs Netherlands: North Macedonia to inflict a surprise defeat on Netherlands Rahane, Rahul to lead Rest of India, India A squads YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndo The All-India Senior Selection Committee has picked the Rest of India squad for the Paytm Z R Irani Cup to be played against Vidarbha, winners of the Paytm Ranji Trophy 2018-19 in Nagpur from February 12-16..Rest of India squad: Ajinkya Rahane (Captain), Mayank Agarwal, Anmolpreet Singh, Hanuma Vihari, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan (wicket-keeper), Krishnappa Gowtham, Dharmendrasinh Jadeja, Rahul Chahar, Ankit Rajpoot, Tanveer Ul-Haq, Ronit More, Sandeep Warrier, Rinku Singh, Snell Patel Tokyo Olympics: Dutee Chand, Hima Das among top athletes seeking direct Olympic qualification during IGP 4last_img read more

Wootton George Consulting offers free advice on surviving recession

first_imgWootton George Consulting offers free advice on surviving recession Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Law / policy recession AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 12 January 2009 | News Strategy and fundraising consultancy Wootton George Consulting has published free advice for charities on how to survive the recession.The 19-page report is available at no charge to charities. It gives an update on how charities are already being affected by recession and provides advice on strategies for survival.Author of the report Gill Wootton said: “As with businesses, it is likely that some weaker charities and those that have not prepared for hard times may collapse as a result of the recession.“Those that survive will be ones that take a strategic approach, review their opportunities and are prepared to adapt to changing times. Charities owe it to their beneficiaries to review their plans to ensure they continue to prosper”.The document covers a range of the key sources of income for charities, such as legacies, membership, trading, corporate, and big gift, with commentary on what steps charities are taking and can take.Charities can request a free copy of ‘Fundraising in Recession: How charities can survive the credit crunch’ by emailing [email protected]  32 total views,  3 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

Indiana Soybean Alliance Seeks Farmers to Run for Board Seats

first_imgOnce elected to the Board, a director may also choose to represent the dues-paying members of the Alliance. Directors who choose to represent ISA’s dues-paying members will develop and promote public policies that benefit the interests of Indiana’s soybean farmers – both in Indianapolis and Washington, D.C. SHARE Indiana Soybean Alliance Seeks Farmers to Run for Board Seats Previous articleSeed Consultant 3/13/2013 Closing Comment with Gary WilhemyNext article2013 Indiana State Dept. of Agriculture Photo Contest Underway Gary Truitt Home CROPS Indiana Soybean Alliance Seeks Farmers to Run for Board Seats Since federal law prohibits the ISA from using soybean checkoff funds to support policy activities, financial support for membership and policy activities comes from member dues and other contributions. An elected director’s service on behalf of dues-paying ISA members is strictly voluntary and a candidate for the Board is not required to be a dues-paying member of the Alliance. Candidates for the ISA Board are required to have been engaged in the growing of soybeans in Indiana in the last two years. Candidates must certify that they own the soybeans or share the ownership and risk of loss of the soybeans. To apply to be a candidate, Hoosier farmers must sign a Director Expectation Statement and provide information on an Indiana Soybean Leader Profile form. Download the forms at or call the soybean office at 1-800-735-0195. Completed paperwork must be postmarked or faxed before March 29, 2013 to be eligible. ISA has four voting districts in the state and farmers elected to the 24-member board of directors will serve a three-year term. ISA is seeking candidates to fill two open seats in each of the four districts. SHARE District III counties include: Clay, Daviess, Dubois, Fountain, Gibson, Greene, Knox, Martin, Montgomery, Owen, Parke, Pike, Posey, Putnam, Spencer, Sullivan, Tippecanoe, Vanderburgh, Vermillion, Vigo, Warren and Warrick. District II counties include: Adams, Allen, Blackford, Dekalb, Delaware, Grant, Henry, Huntington, Jay, La Grange, Madison, Noble, Randolph, Steuben, Wayne, Wells and Whitley. Hoosier soybean farmers interested in serving on the board of directors of the Indiana Soybean Alliance – the state’s soybean organization – need to file a completed application by Friday, March 29, 2013. ISA works on behalf of nearly 28,000 soybean farmers in Indiana who contribute to the soybean checkoff. The ISA Board of Directors is responsible for the investment of those checkoff funds. Under its five-year strategic plan, the ISA identified six major focus areas, including grain marketing, livestock, new uses, production and environmental research, aquaculture, and biofuels. Facebook Twitter District I counties include: Benton, Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Elkhart, Fulton, Howard, Jasper, Kosciusko, La Porte, Lake, Marshall, Miami, Newton, Porter, Pulaski, St. Joseph, Starke, Tipton, Wabash and White. For more information or to obtain a Director Expectation Statement, visit or call 1-800-735-0195. Voting will take place in July and ballots will be distributed to Indiana soybean farmers by mail. Those farmers elected in July will begin serving on the ISA board of directors in December 2013. District IV counties include: Bartholomew, Boone, Brown, Clark, Crawford, Dearborn, Decatur, Fayette, Floyd, Franklin, Hamilton, Hancock, Harrison, Hendricks, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, Johnson, Lawrence, Marion, Monroe, Morgan, Ohio, Orange, Perry, Ripley, Rush, Scott, Shelby, Switzerland, Union and Washington. By Gary Truitt – Mar 13, 2013 Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

RSF to attend trials of journalists next week in Istanbul

first_img to go further News TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Activities in the fieldCondemning abuses Judicial harassmentImprisonedFreedom of expressionCouncil of EuropeRSF Prize Organisation RSF_en RSF_EECA Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is sending an international delegation to Istanbul next week for the resumption of two emblematic trials, one targeting the daily newspaper Cumhuriyet and one in which RSF’s Turkey representative, Erol Önderoğlu, is one of the defendants. RSF calls for an immediate end to these prosecutions. Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Turkey Receive email alerts April 28, 2021 Find out more News Hearings in the case against 17 Cumhuriyet employees will resume on 25 December, while Önderoğlu and fellow defendant Şebnem Korur Fincancı are due to appear in court on 26 December. The RSF delegation, which will include RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire, will be at the law courts in the Istanbul district of de Çağlayan on 26 December to attend the hearings and express solidarity with the journalists on trial. “The charges against these journalists and free speech activists are absurd and disgraceful, and show that journalism is simply being criminalized in Turkey,” Deloire said. “We won’t stop saying this until they are rendered justice: we demand the withdrawal of these proceedings, the restoration of pluralism and the release of all journalists who are in prison because of their journalistic activities.” The Cumhuriyet employees are facing up to 43 years in prison for criticizing the authorities and for supposedly “defending” three organizations regarded as “terrorist” groups in Turkey: the Gülen Movement, the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and the DHKP/C, a small far-left group. The ideologies of these three organizations are very different and all were repeatedly criticized by Cumhuriyet, which was awarded the RSF Press Freedom Prize in 2015. Since the start of the trial in July, the defence has methodically dismantled the prosecution case, which is above all based on articles in the paper that have been misinterpreted and taken out of context and on insignificant contacts between journalists and sources or partners, as well as many factual errors. Eight of the Cumhuriyet employees on trial were released after months in provisional detention but four – editor Murat Sabuncu, investigative reporter Ahmet Şık, executive board president Akın Atalay and accountant Emre İper – are still detained. They have been held for periods ranging from eight to 14 months. In a separate Cumhuriyet trial, the prosecution requested 15-year jail sentences on 20 December for the paper’s former editor, Can Dündar, his Ankara bureau chief, Erdem Gül, and an alleged source, Enis Berberoğlu. Önderoğlu, who has been RSF’s Turkey representative for more than 20 years, is being tried for taking part in a campaign of solidarity with the pro-Kurdish daily Özgür Gündem. The proceedings began in November 2016. As well as Fincancı, he has another co-defendant, the writer Ahmet Nesin, who is being tried in absentia because he left the country. In all, a total of 41 people have been or are being prosecuted for taking part in this solidarity campaign, in which they symbolically took turns at being Özgür Gündem’s “editor for a day” in mid-2016 because it had been the victim of judicial persecution. It ended up being forcibly closed in August 2016. Önderoğlu, Fincancı and Nesin were the only participants in this campaign to be arrested. They spent ten days in provisional detention in June 2016. They are facing the possibility of sentences of up to 14 years in prison on charges of PKK propaganda, condoning crime and inciting crime. Turkey is ranked 155th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. The already worrying media situation has become critical under the state of emergency proclaimed after the July 2016 coup attempt. Around 150 media outlets have been closed, mass trials are being held and the country now holds the world record for the number of professional journalists detained. April 2, 2021 Find out more December 22, 2017 – Updated on January 27, 2020 RSF to attend trials of journalists next week in Istanbul News TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Activities in the fieldCondemning abuses Judicial harassmentImprisonedFreedom of expressionCouncil of EuropeRSF Prize April 2, 2021 Find out more News Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summitlast_img read more

Reporter gunned down in southern town

first_img News RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” IraqMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts to go further Reporters Without Borders is saddened by the murder today of journalist Jassem Al-Battat, who was shot by gunmen in a market in Al-Qorna, a town 80 km north of the southern city of Basra. His death brings the number of journalists and media assistants killed since March 2003 to 211.Aged 38, Battat worked for Al-Nakhil, a radio and TV broadcasting group owned by the Supreme Islamic Iraqi Council (SIIC), a Shiite party that supports the government.“The toll of victims of the fighting in Iraq continues to mount, especially for the news media,” the press freedom organisation said. “Unfortunately, there is little hope that the Iraqi authorities will investigate this shooting and establish who was responsible. The impunity reigning in Iraq for the past five years encourages armed groups to keep attacking journalists, who have become easy targets.”Reporters Without Borders added: “As in other cases, Battat’s murder may have been a message to the party that finances the radio and TV group he worked for.”A total of 157 journalists and 54 media assistants have been killed in Iraq since the start of the invasion by the US-led coalition in March 2003. Nothing is known of the fate of another 14 journalists and media assistants who were kidnapped. December 28, 2020 Find out more RSF_en Organisation Newscenter_img December 16, 2020 Find out more Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” February 15, 2021 Find out more News Follow the news on Iraq IraqMiddle East – North Africa News Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan April 25, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporter gunned down in southern townlast_img read more

Oh, Christmas tree how lovely are your branches

first_imgLatest Stories 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 On the drive home, visions of Christmas trees dance in my head.Not the kind of Christmas trees that come from a store. The real kind of Christmas trees, most often cedar and sometimes pine. The glass balls on the Christmas trees of my childhood hung limply on the limber limbs of the cedar tree. Often taking leave of the tree, bouncing silently across the wood floor. The lights were off more often than on. Mama would have to scavenge the tree to find the one loose bulb and screw it back in place and bring the soft glow of color back to the cold living room.The ice cycles that survived on the tree mimicked the light from the little glass bulbs but those scattered on the floor had long lost their luster.The blue, plastic star atop the tree had survived the toppling of the tree at the paws of the wayward cat or a gust of wind that the window chinking failed to push back on itself. The blue plastic star was what Christmas was all about. So, when the tree came down, Mama wrapped the star in white tissue paper and placed it high on a kitchen shelf.The day after Christmas, Daddy would haul the crisping Christmas tree down to the fishpond, tie a brick around the trunk and sink it in the cold, dark water. There, it would make a good, safe place for baby fish, he said.So, if I can’t find the ax, North Carolina is not all that far. And, I still have a few more days until it’s time to decorate the tree for Christmas. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Christmas comes much earlier these days.When I was growing up, a few days before Sandy Claus came, Daddy would go out in the woods and chop down a cedar tree. Mama would string on the lights and we would hang a few glass balls and toss on ice cycles and Christmas could come. Book Nook to reopen Sponsored Content Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Skip Published 9:41 pm Friday, December 11, 2020 So, holding with family tradition, bringing home the Christmas tree is not a day after Thanksgiving event.  Two weeks before Christmas is a stretch.But, this year, it certainly wouldn’t hurt to have a little extra Christmas cheer. So, I drove down to the Christmas tree lot on South Brundidge Street with every intention of buying a tree and decorating it that very night.But, to my surprise, the lot was empty. “North Carolina Christmas Trees,” the sign belied. Not even one wayward branch.”  If I wanted a Christmas tree, I was going to have to go to North Carolina to get it. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson You Might Like COVID Grinch can’t steal our Christmas Sorry, COVID-19, but you’re not going to stop our Christmas cheer this year. You remind me of the Dr. Seuss… read more Email the author Print Article By The Penny Hoarder But, maybe, I would take an ax and hack down a cedar tree. That’s the kind of Christmas tree that I grew up with. Why not?But, by the time I found the ax and drove the dirt road hoping to spy a cedar tree that could double as a Christmas tree, dark had caught me.Sigh. Oh, Christmas tree how lovely are your branches By Jaine Treadwelllast_img read more

Training news in brief: scheme gives graduates a new beginning

first_img Pensions company Gissings has set up a training scheme for second jobbers in a bid to attract graduates who have become disillusioned with their initial career choice. The first five candidates have just come to the end of their eight-month training programme. The first few months were spent entirely off the job, but the rest of their training was spent working alongside experienced pensions managers. Twelve more second jobbers have now been recruited to the scheme.Track down last-minute IT on the NetFirms that are looking for last-minute deals on IT training can visit the web site for help. Users can search by course title, location, date, price or keyword. Each listing offers a detailed description of the course and a checklist to ensure it is suitable for the user. Travel to the course can also be arranged through the site.International skills to boost IBM employeesStaff at computer giant IBM are being encouraged to gain an international qualification in personal computing skills. The European Computer Driving Licence – promoted by the British Computer Society – covers key computing concepts and common applications in the workplace. Resourcing services managers at IBM Greenock Less Williamson said it would ensure workers gained a similar standard of expertise.Managers to learn to speak the right languageTraining managers will be finding out what language skills could do for their businesses at the London Language and Cultural Learning Show. The Languages National Training Organisation, which promotes the skills for business purposes, will be organising a panel discussion that will look at the possible impact of the European Year of Languages. This is a European Union initiative for 2001. Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Training news in brief: scheme gives graduates a new beginningOn 31 Oct 2000 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Three landlords slapped with six-figure fines for carving up buildings

first_img132-05 Avery Avenue, 902 55th Street in Borough Park and 750 Grand Concourse. (Google Maps)Three landlords trying to pack people into residences like sardines were hit with big fines by New York City’s Department of Buildings, the agency announced Wednesday.The fines, each exceeding $100,000, were part of nearly $2 million in penalties handed down for illegal building and construction in February.Controversial landlord Ved Parkash was fined $105,000 for illegally creating three new housing units and for “adding single-room occupancies in various apartments.”SRO units typically lack a bathroom, kitchen or shower, as their occupants share such facilities with other households — an arrangement outlawed ages ago in New York City. Reached by phone, Parkash denied adding SRO units to any of his buildings.ADVERTISEMENTParkash owns at least 10 multifamily buildings in the Bronx, including the 101-unit 750 Grand Concourse. He has appeared frequently on the “worst landlords” list released annually by New York’s public advocate.Read moreVed Parkash allowed Bronx building to become a “rat breeding ground”: city Brooklyn landlords sued by city for “illegal” Airbnbs New twist in decade-long landlord-tenant fight The buildings agency views fines as both a punishment and a deterrent.The most severe penalty in February was $380,500 issued to the owner of 902 55th Street in Borough Park, Brooklyn, after inspectors reported that the two-family house had been converted to 19 single-room occupancies with 24 beds.Minsu Lin signed the deed for the Brooklyn property when the limited liability company 902 55th Street purchased it in 2015. Additional fines were issued for failing to maintain the property and for performing work without a permit.In Queens, $302,500 in penalties were issued to Dechang Yee, owner of 132-05 Avery Avenue in Flushing, after building inspectors found the two-family home with a first-floor doctor’s office had been converted to house seven families.Yee did not return a request for comment. Lin could not be reached.Illegal building alterations accounted for the majority of February fines — 59 violations totaling $1.1 million in penalties. Failure to safeguard construction sites accounted for 39 violations worth nearly half a million dollars.Another 23 violations were issued for illegal transient use of buildings, such as when tenants rent their apartments out for short-term stays, generally on platforms like Airbnb.Contact Orion Jones Full Name* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Share via Shortlink Email Address* Message* Tags department of buildingsmultifamily landlordsthe Bronxworst landlordslast_img read more