Camelot has reported a year-on-year increase in UK National Lottery sales, with digital sales hitting at a record £1.65bn (€1.88bn/$2.21bn) Camelot reveals record UK National Lottery digital sales Topics: Finance Lottery Tags: Mobile Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Camelot has reported a year-on-year increase in UK National Lottery sales, with digital sales hitting at a record £1.65bn (€1.88bn/$2.21bn). Total sales in the 2017-18 financial year amounted to £6.95bn, up £26.4m on the previous year despite Camelot having anticipated a decline. Mobile sales hit an all-time high of £700.6m, with sales across smartphones and tablets now accounting for more than 40% of all digital sales. Camelot also noted record sales figures on the National Lottery applications for mobile, following the launch of full version of the Android app last year. However, retail remains the main sales channel for the National Lottery after taking £5.3bn during the year, more than 75% of total sales. UK players claimed £3.93bn in prize during 2017-18, with the National Lottery having now awarded over £67bn in prizes since its launch. Camelot also noted that it was able to generate £1.66bn for ‘Good Causes’ during the 12-month period, £27.3m more than in the previous year. Nigel Railton, who took over as chief executive of Camelot on a permanent basis in November, said: “Given that we had anticipated a further sales decline this year, our achievement in getting The National Lottery back into growth and delivering more money for Good Causes underlines the importance of the work we have been carrying out following the strategic review. “It’s fair to say that sales benefited from a nice run of luck – particularly on EuroMillions with some incredible jackpots – but the strong foundations and new initiatives that we are putting in place have also started to play a part.” Railton added: “As we look to build on the progress we’ve made, we’ll continue to take action in those areas that we identified in the strategic review. “While there is much work still to do – and we’ll continue to face challenges beyond our control, such as continuing doubts over the economy and ever-increasing competition from the gambling sector – we’re confident that we have some really strong plans lined up. “These include improvements to Lotto coming later this year to give our players a better winning experience. “The National Lottery is a truly national institution that makes a massive difference to the lives of people and communities across the UK – and everyone at Camelot is fully committed to ensuring that this success story continues.”Related article: Camelot names Railton as permanent CEO, reveals H1 results Regions: UK & Ireland 8th June 2018 | By contenteditor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Finance Email Address
Captain’s call: Sam Warburton is wrapped up in Brisbane and he couldn’t exert his usual influence at the breakdownBy Sarah Mockford, Rugby World Features Editor in MelbourneWHAT A few days it’s been. The stories have been coming so thick and fast since the Lions’ first-Test win over Australia my head feels a little like a spinning top! From boots to babies and brushes with the law to body blows, here’s a quick wrap-up of events Down Under…The match itself had everything – apart from a contest at the breakdown! There were some brilliant tries, Israel Folau looking immediately at home on the Test rugby stage and George North producing a spectacular effort. There were big hits and big injuries too – Michael Hooper having to switch from openside to inside-centre early in the second half and doing a decent job. He’s since said: “I’d have loved another 40 minutes there to have another crack. It was really enjoyable.”The same could not be said for the refereeing. Chris Pollock’s policy may produce plenty of quick ball for the attacking side, but allowing defenders to compete for possession at the tackle area is a key facet of the game, one that was missing on Saturday night.Short reign: Geoff Parling was captain for 24 hours!To hear that Brian O’Driscoll and Sam Warburton – two men who have a taste for winning turnovers – stopped competing on the deck for fear of receiving a yellow card is disquieting. Yes, we want quick ball but we also want a contest at the breakdown. It’s over to Craig Joubert this Saturday – hopefully he’ll let players have a go. NOT FOR FEATURED Kurtley Beale might be shopping for some new boots this week. His last-minute slip cost Australia victory at Suncorp Stadium and Warren Gatland has been critical of the Wallaby’s choice of molded boots given the damp conditions. Perhaps there are too many ‘studs’ – in their own eyes at least – in the Australia squad for there to be room for any more on boots. David Campese has said that the current crop care more about how they look than how they play!Geoff Parling’s had quite a week. His wife Elle gave birth to their daughter May by C-section last Thursday – he wanted to watch it live via Skype but was promptly switched off by the midwife! – then he won his first Lions cap when coming off the bench in Brisbane and a day later was named captain of the side to face Melbourne Rebels.Injury blow: Digby Ioane will miss the next two TestsHis reign was short-lived, however. News of Paul O’Connell’s arm injury meant Parling was pulled from that fixture, Ian Evans replacing him in the engine room and Dan Lydiate stepping in as skipper. Now Parling’s poised to be involved in the second Test from the off, although even the Wallabies recognise the huge hole O’Connell leaves – and not in a literal sense. Hooper says: “There’ll have a person just as qualified skills-wise to step up, but it’s a loss for them in terms of what he brings to the squad emotionally.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Parling probably still can’t match Digby Ioane on the drama stakes, though. A warrant was issued for the winger’s arrest after he failed to appear in court on an assault charge on Monday. The following day he did turn up and has been bailed until his court appearance in August. He’s also tweeted: “Love media. Keep talking! God will always have my back.” Perhaps he should look at it another way, though: if players avoided trouble in the first place, the media wouldn’t have anything to write about.Even with all that, I haven’t mentioned James Horwill escaping a ban for stamping on Alun Wyn Jones. Best I don’t either – not sure I can be balanced on him apparently being off-balance!
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The March 30 reportback organized by Portland’s Hands Off Venezuela PDX group featured Dan Shea, a member of Portland’s Veterans For Peace. Shea was one of a dozen anti-war leaders who traveled to Venezuela as part of a solidarity delegation sponsored by the U.S. Peace Council. Candy Herrera, a worker for an education union and a member of Hands Off Venezuela PDX, was the chair and emcee for the meeting.Shea said the delegation arrived in Venezuela during a power outage, an act of sabotage caused by electrical hackers working with the U.S.-backed opposition. He said that half the country suffered from no electricity for more than a week. Elevators in apartment buildings had stopped, putting elderly and disabled people especially at risk. Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro told the delegation that the outage was meant to cause riots and turn people against the Bolivarian government. But the subversion backfired. Maduro turned the situation around by declaring a national holiday and telling people they didn’t have to go to work. Shea said he had “great respect for the Venezuelan people, because they work together and became even more united against imperialist infiltration.”Shea was exposed in Vietnam to Agent Orange, the deadly herbicide and defoliant sprayed across the jungles by the U.S. military. Afterwards, his son Casey was born with congenital heart disease and a cleft palate, and was given to seizures. Casey went into a coma after 10-hour heart surgery that eventually caused his death. Shea said that his story is just one of millions. During the Vietnam War, 4 million Vietnamese people and 2.8 million U.S. troops were exposed to dioxin, the carcinogenic ingredient in Agent Orange. It has had a deadly impact on generations of Vietnamese people and the GIs who served in Vietnam. More than 50 years later, lives are still being lost due to horrific health issues and chemically induced genetic mutations.Just as the delegation was preparing to leave Venezuela, American Airlines suspended flights to Venezuela. The pilots’ union said “conditions were too dangerous” in the country. During their five-day delay, Maduro arranged for a public meeting with the delegation. At the meeting, Shea presented Maduro with a gift: his Veterans For Peace dog tag which reads, “Dedicated to ending war.” Maduro immediately put the tag on and announced the gift publicly and online in tweets. Shea’s final message was that people have to organize, organize, organize to end the sanctions, sabotage, lies and propaganda issued by the U.S. against Venezuela. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
News Help by sharing this information EthiopiaAfrica Protecting journalistsMedia independence RSF_en Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is relieved to learn that Eskinder Nega and Woubshet Taye, two Ethiopian journalists who had spent seven years in prison, were freed yesterday as part of the planned release of around 750 political prisoners that the prime minister promised on 3 January News News Ethiopia arbitrarily suspends New York Times reporter’s accreditation EthiopiaAfrica Protecting journalistsMedia independence to go further May 18, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts February 15, 2018 Two Ethiopian journalists freed after seven years in prison Organisation RSF condemns NYT reporter’s unprecedented expulsion from Ethiopia May 21, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Ethiopia Journalist attacked, threatened in her Addis Ababa home Convicted in 2012 on charges of support for terrorism and acts of terrorism, Eskinder and Woubshet were sentenced to 18 and 14 years in prison respectively. Shortly before their arrests, both had written articles criticizing the 2009 terrorism law and the ruling party’s methods.“We are deeply relieved and delighted to learn that Eskinder Nega and Woubshet Taye have been freed but their release must not eclipse their seven years of arbitrary detention and the relentless way the authorities have used the 2009 terrorism law to censor the media,” RSF said. “Rather than an isolated gesture, this measure needs to be part of a radical change in the government’s position towards the press.”A week before his release, Eskinder was told that, in order to be freed, he would have to sign a statement falsely acknowledging his support for the “terrorist” group Ginbot 7. He refused to sign.Ethiopia is ranked 150th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. News Journalists Eskinder Nega and Woubshet Taye after seven years of imprisonment ©AFP et Awramba Times February 10, 2021 Find out more
Receive email alerts June 8, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 ETA bombing of Basque daily firmly condemned RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive Organisation December 2, 2020 Find out more Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU April 27, 2021 Find out more Five kilos of explosive were set off early today outside the daily El Correo’s premises in Zamudio, in Spain’s northern Basque region, destroying an external wall but not injuring any of the 50 employees inside. The Basque armed separatist group Euskadi Ta Askatasuna (ETA) is suspected.“We firmly condemn ETA’s use of violence with the aim of intimidating and gagging news media and their employees and we urge the Spanish authorities to do everything possible to prevent this terrorist group from causing more harm and victims in the media,” Reporters Without Borders said.El Correo deputy editor José Miguel Santamaria told Reporters Without Borders that ETA gave no warning. Referring to the measures that were in place to prevent this kind of attack, Santamaria said: “Despite the security measures, the terrorists even managed to penetrate the perimeter of our premises.”Police think ETA planted the bomb against the external wall at the back of the building. The blast destroyed a wall that was more than a metre thick and part of the newspaper’s roof. Several nearby industrial buildings also sustained damage.Vocento, the press group that owns El Correo, has already been the target of terrorist attacks, some of them deadly. Santiago Oleaga, the financial director of Diario Vasco, another newspaper owned by the group, was killed in a bombing in San Sebastian in May 2001.El Correo ran an editorial today headlined “We will not be silenced” in which it condemned the pre-dawn bombing and reaffirmed its commitment to press freedom.The Basque regional government’s spokesperson, Miren Azcarate, said the bombing “aimed to silence journalists who defend diversity in news and information within Basque society.”On 3 May, Reporters Without Borders released a report about violence against journalists in several European Union countries including Spain’s Basque region. Read the report. News SpainEurope – Central Asia Follow the news on Spain SpainEurope – Central Asia to go further News News News Help by sharing this information RSF_en Two Spanish journalists killed in eastern Burkina Faso June 2, 2021 Find out more
News UpdatesNational Lockdown : MHA Revises Guidelines; Relaxations For NBFCs, Cooperative Credit Societies, Plantations Etc. LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK16 April 2020 8:11 PMShare This – xThe Ministry of Home Affairs has issued a fresh order including more items in the list of activities permissible from April 20 during the period of extended lockdown.In the Finance Sector, Non-banking financial institutions (NBFCs) including Housing Finance Companies (HFCs) and Micro Finance Insitutions (NBFC-MFIs) with bare minimum staff, and Cooperative Credit Societies have been added to…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 Ministry of Home Affairs has issued a fresh order including more items in the list of activities permissible from April 20 during the period of extended lockdown.In the Finance Sector, Non-banking financial institutions (NBFCs) including Housing Finance Companies (HFCs) and Micro Finance Insitutions (NBFC-MFIs) with bare minimum staff, and Cooperative Credit Societies have been added to the list. It may be noted that banking operations were already included in the list published on April 15.Other inclusions :Collection, harvesting and processing of Minor Forest Produce and Non Timber Forest Produce by Scheduled Tribes and other forest dwellers in forest ares Bamboo, Coconut, Arecanut, Cocoa, spices plantation (Earlier, only rubber, tea and coffee plantations were mentioned).Construction activities in rural areas, includes, water supply and sanitation; laying/erection of power transmission lines and telecom optical fiber.Home Ministry adds new items to permissible activities during extended lockdown from April 20.NBFCs with minimum staff and Cooperative Credit Societies.Bamboo, Coconut, Arecanut, Cocoa, Spices plantations also added to permissible [email protected] #Lockdown2 pic.twitter.com/fL3CoUHVbH— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) April 17, 2020Read Revised OrderNext Story
News UpdatesPeriod Between March 24 2020 To March 31 2021 Will Not Be Counted For Calculating The Grace Period of 2 years For Clearing The All India Bar Exam: BCI Informs Delhi HC [Read Affidavit] Karan Tripathi23 Sep 2020 5:29 AMShare This – xOwing to the ongoing pandemic and lockdown, the Bar Council of India has informed the Delhi High Court that the period between March 24 2020 to March 31 2021 will not be counted for calculating the grace period of 2 years from the date of enrolment for clearing the All India Bar Exam. The Single Bench of Justice Jayant Nath was further informed that the BCI doesn’t think that it would…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?LoginOwing to the ongoing pandemic and lockdown, the Bar Council of India has informed the Delhi High Court that the period between March 24 2020 to March 31 2021 will not be counted for calculating the grace period of 2 years from the date of enrolment for clearing the All India Bar Exam. The Single Bench of Justice Jayant Nath was further informed that the BCI doesn’t think that it would be feasible to organise AIBE through online mode. BCI submitted that: ‘Bar Council of India has also further decided to exempt the period from 24th March, 2020 to 31st March, 2021 owing to the pandemic situation and lockdown from being counted as a necessary time period from the point of view of considering it within the requisite time period of 2 years from the date of enrolment, to clear the AIBE for continuation in practice. Thus it has been resolved that this period shall remain exempted and not be counted while calculating the 2 year period from the date of enrolment for the purposes of the time period for clearing/passing AIBE.’ The submissions were made in a writ petition seeking a direction to be issued to the Bar Council of India to conduct the All India Bar Examination through online mode. Today, BCI furnished its resolution before the court which states that: ‘Furthermore, vide the same resolution the issue of conducting AIBE by online mode has been considered and after through discussion and deliberation after taking the view of all Hon’ble Members, it was considered and deemed fit that it would not be feasible to conduct AIBE by online mode. This request had been rejected on the ground that we cannot lose sight of the fact that India is a vast country. 90-95% i.e. maximum percentage of lawyers in India do not stay in metro cities or in even class 1 cities, maximum Advocates stay in semi urban, semi rural and rural places, and even in remote areas, and furthermore even many urban cities have net connectivity issues.’ The Resolution further submits that internet connectivity is not uniform throughout the country and therefore, it would not be possible or feasible for all advocates to give the exam through online mode. Filed by Mr Purav Middha, the petition also seeks grace period to be granted to candidates holding provisionally enrolled enrollment certificate starting from March 21, 2020 i.e. from commencement of lockdown till the next date of examination. The Petitioner has contended that the BCI has conducted no examination for almost 11 months now which violates rights of a candidate under Article 14, 16 and 19(1)(g) of the Constitution. ‘Bar Council of India is totally ignorant about the well being of young lawyers holding provisionally enrolled Certificate and also violates their rights under the Constitution’, the Petitioner has argued. The Petitioner has also challenged the policy of the BCI of not extending the benefits of the Welfare Fund to young lawyers. He has sought court’s direction to the BCI to give financial aid to needy young lawyers (provisionally enrolled) and get benefit of Welfare Scheme if required during this pandemic situation. The petition states: ‘When the BCI was aware of the situation, it should’ve conducted the online Open Book Examination instead of the physical examination by getting in touch with the National Informatics Centre.’ The court will next take up this matter on October 22.Click Here To Download Affidavit[Read Affidavit] Next Story
Twitter WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews Donegal Deputy Thomas Pringle has voiced his support for the Irish greyhound industry to be defunded.Deputy Pringle was speaking on a Private Members Bill brought forward by the Social Democrats calling for the end of State funding for the greyhound industry.He told the Dail that the funding sanctioned for the industry could be better spent elsewhere:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/greyhoundpringle1pm.wav.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Deputy Pringle voices support for Irish greyhound industry to be defunded WhatsApp Google+ Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 By News Highland – November 25, 2020 Facebook Harps come back to win in Waterford Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleGRA discusses need for legislation to protect Gardai from online abuseNext articleBarrett inspires schoolkids through Fighting Words News Highland