Veikkaus to add ID requirement to all remaining slot machines in July Veikkaus sales director Jari Heino said: “We want to ensure a responsible and natural customer experience. It still requires a lot of testing and major technical reforms. During the summer, we will also be piloting the identification of imported vending machines and table games. They are scheduled to be covered during the fall. Ticket-operated slot machines at Feel Vegas and Pelaamo sites will close temporarily while they are brought up to speed, and those at Casino Hellsinki will remain open but will require registration with a casino card. Finnish operator Veikkaus has announced that all of the monopoly operator’s slot machines will require mandatory authentication from July 2021. Tags: Veikkaus 15th June 2021 | By Nosa Omoigui Email Address However, the requirement is not yet in place at gaming halls owned and operated by Veikkaus through its Feel Vegas and Pelaamo brands, as well as at Casino Helsinki in the nation’s capital. “We invest heavily in implementing Veikkaus’ responsibility measures as quickly as possible, while ensuring their high-quality implementation.” Casino & games Regions: Europe Nordics Finland AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter ID verification was first introduced to slot machines back in January, in a move estimated to cut player losses by €300m. Topics: Casino & games Social responsibility Land-based casino Slots Casino operations Problem gambling Responsible gambling Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Veikkaus hopes that the measures will promote responsible gambling habits amongst players by ‘preventing potential risks of problem gambling in advance’.
Tanzania Cigarette Company Limited (TCC.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Agri-industrial sector has released it’s 2012 annual report.For more information about Tanzania Cigarette Company Limited (TCC.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Tanzania Cigarette Company Limited (TCC.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Tanzania Cigarette Company Limited (TCC.tz) 2012 annual report.Company ProfileTanzania Cigarette Company Limited (TCC) is a tobacco company in Tanzania which manufactures, distributes and markets cigarettes under the following brands; Camel, Winston, LD, Embassy, Portsman, Sweet Menthol Safari Club and Crescent & Star. The company also exports cigarettes to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique and Zambia. TCC is the only cigarette producer in Tanzania and has a 90% share of the domestic market. It was founded in 1961 as East African Tobacco; nationalised during the Ujamaa Movement in 1975 and later privatised when the government of Tanzania sold its controlling share. TCC is a subsidiary of Japan Tobacco International Holding BV, which has a 75% stake in the company. Tanzania Cigarette Company Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange
ZimRe Property Investments Limited (ZPI.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2020 circular For more information about ZimRe Property Investments Limited (ZPI.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ZimRe Property Investments Limited (ZPI.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ZimRe Property Investments Limited (ZPI.zw) 2020 circular Company ProfileZimre Property Investments is a real estate holding company in Zimbabwe offering services which include project management of residential and commercial developments, aswell as management, valuations and sales of residential, commercial and industrial property. The company has been involved in substantial infrastructural development projects including 340 residential stands in Zimre Park in Masvingo and the Parklands Extension project in Bulawayo, which involved developing 140 residential stands and road, water, electricity and sewer reticulation infrastructure. The Property Valuation division covers the range of residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural valuations; specialising in valuating petrol filling stations, hotels and leisure resorts aswell as plant and machinery valuations. Zimre Property Investments is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange
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DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Analysis/OpinionBy Reggie Connell/Managing Editor of The Apopka VoiceSometime after 7 PM tomorrow evening, the final piece of the electoral puzzle will be snapped into place and Apopka will know who is going to occupy Seat #2 on the city commission.This concludes the Apopka election cycle for 2018. Thank you for your participation. See you in 2020.Will it be 29-year-old upstart sixth-generation-Apopkan Alice Nolan or incumbent Commissioner Diane Velazquez? The two candidates have run a photo finish in both elections and polls all the way to the finish line, so it would be difficult to predict with any certainty, but a couple of clues have emerged in the time between the general election on March 13th and the runoff tomorrow.Alice NolanEarly Voting and mail-in-ballotsIn the March 13th general election 2,628 voters either mailed-in or cast their ballots early. And of those 2,019 either voted for Nolan or Velazquez. In the runoff, there have been 1,856 early or mailed-in ballots received at the Orange County Supervisor of Elections Office, and the vast majority of those are probably the same voters that voted for the two candidates in the general. And with two days of mail yet to be collected, the likelihood is this runoff will reach the 2,019 that it did in the general election,Of those early votes in March, Velazquez received 1,015 votes, while Nolan received 1,004.Election Day votingNolan overcame her small deficit from mail-in/early voting because 1,474 voters turned-out on election day to vote for her in comparison to Velazquez with 1,315. However, the likelihood that 2,789 voters will turn out in a one-seat runoff election with no mayoral candidates on the ballot is slim. But if the razor-thin margin of the previous early voting is mirrored in this runoff, those voters that turn out tomorrow will effectively decide who wins.But who has the momentum headed into election day?The campaign after the campaignApopka City Commissioner Diane VelazquezRunoffs are a scary time for incumbents. The last three runoffs in Apopka that involved incumbents ended up losing to the challenger. And it’s especially problematic for incumbents who did not win the general election.But Velazquez has run a shrewd campaign since the runoff began which included three key statements on social media that may have kept her chances of winning alive.The first was two days after Seat #1 candidate Suzanne Kidd shocked Apopka politics by announcing her resignation from her runoff against Alexander Smith. There was speculation that Velazquez might follow suit with Kidd and resign, but in a statement on her Facebook page two days later, Velazquez said this:“One week after Apopka’s local elections, conversations and social media comments about the outcome and the recent unexpected withdrawal by a candidate have dominated the discussion. However, one Seat (#2) remains in the runoff Election set for Tuesday, April 10th.”Velazquez was clearly a supporter of Mayor Joe Kilsheimer both on the City Council and in the election. She shared Kilsheimer’s vision, but in her March 22nd post made it clear she was ready to work with Mayor-Elect Bryan Nelson.“I have 21 years of experience in law enforcement, and I worked under three mayors, and eight police commissioners. A change of administrations is common in public sectors. It is my experience and I truly believe in American democracy. It’s the reason why elections are held and voters choose their representatives. In my first term as Commissioner, I have served all of Apopka with integrity and ongoing effort to engage our residents in the process of governing our City. This election cycle did just that. Apopka voters have chosen Mayor-Elect Bryan Nelson to lead our City forward. I personally congratulated him on his win. Each Commissioner elected brings a voice and strength to help build a stronger and growing Apopka, and I will continue to serve the residents of Apopka with integrity; honesty and transparency. Apopka is our family home, too.On Tuesday, April 10th, I respectfully ask for your continued support & VOTE. Thank you.”Then when Nelson announced the choice of Edward Bass as City Commissioner, Velazquez praised the choice. “Congratulations to Eddie Bass returning to Apopka City Hall as the new City Administrator,” she said. “I enjoyed working with him on the committee for the Miss Apopka Pageant.”Velazquez has attended nearly every event held in Apopka since the runoff began, and drew applause from a crowd of about 400 residents at the special City Council meeting held at the Apopka Community Center for the New Errol project for these closing remarks:“This has been a very long process for many of us up here on the Council. Two years in the making. Speaking with residents and getting emails and texts and hours I have spent with Signature H going over the project was important, but listening to the public comments was the most impactful to me. You as the community and the residents have spoken. This is what you want. And what we are up here to do is to give you what you want.”Nolan has kept a low profile in the time between the general and runoff elections, but has outraised Velazquez $9,900 to $250.00 and outspent her opponent $11,199.25 to $840.97 during that period, and her signage still seems to be more prominent in Apopka than Velazquez. For the entirety of the campaign, Nolan outraised Velazquez $32,582.84 to $12,211.02, which could explain why a 29-year-old with limited political experience has run such a competitive campaign against a popular incumbent.The social media campaignSince the end of the mayoral election, and Kidd’s departure from the Seat #1 runoff, negative comments on social media seems to have died down for the most part.Both Nolan and Velazquez have been active on local Facebook pages, responding to questions and posting reminders about the election and their views on local issues. And while Velazquez used the above statements effectively to keep her campaign thriving during the runoff, Nolan’s best moment on social media may have come during the general election when she defended herself during allegations about lawsuits filed against her by credit card companies.“There are situations in our lives that happen to us and there is no way to prepare for it. Six years ago I had a very difficult pregnancy and I was very fortunate to have given birth to what we thought was a healthy baby boy. A month after he was born we found ourselves in a hospital planning his funeral. My son was two rooms over on life support, with no explanation on how he got to that point. When the doctor walked in several hours after being at the hospital with the priest we find out that IF God willing he gets healthy enough for surgery he would have to have open heart surgery. The doctors were not hopeful at all that he would ever be healthy enough for surgery, but after several days of being on life support, he was rushed into the CVPICU operating room where he had eight-hour open heart surgery that no one knew for sure was going to work. My son had to stay in the hospital for a month to recover and for the first year of his life had several more visits to the hospital because his heart kept flooding. During this time with the cost of medical, the hours of work we missed, travel, and all the other expenses I had racked up several credit card expenses. In the six years since then, I have paid all but three of those credit cards and have recently started working on one of the last three. I am hopeful if I keep on the track I am on I will have them paid off by next year. This is a moment in my life that I could not prepare for or imagined could happen to me. I am personally proud of the fast pace I have paid off this debt and did not give up even when times were tough. This is something that is very personal to me and it hurts my heart that people want to dredge this up when they refuse to go to the source to ask why I made the decisions I made. I hope this clears up any confusion or misconceptions that are out there. If anyone has questions please come to me and ask.”Three possible outcomesPredicting a municipal election is often like walking into a pitch black room and trying to figure out its contents. Some things you can feel and know for certain what they are. Other things you have a good idea, but don’t know for certain and other things you will have no clue without light. There is simply no way to properly predict this runoff election without more details. With that said, here are three scenarios I believe are plausible, given the limited details to go on:The first is that Nolan rides the wave of the Nelson landslide and matches his 63.4% total. In order for this to happen, however, it would probably take another unprecedented turnout of voters that didn’t vote for either Nolan or Velazquez to turn out and vote for Nolan. And given the current state of mail-in and early ballots, this scenario is beginning to look less likely.A second theory would be a turnout to match the general election model in which Nolan edged Velazquez with 2,478 votes to her 2,330. The most likely voters to turnout in a runoff election would be those same 4,808 that voted for either Nolan or Velazquez during the general election. This would give Nolan a slight advantage and create a contest to get the voters who support Nolan or Velazquez to the polls.But with only 1,856 votes cast by mail-in or early voting, it appears the final turnout number will fall below 4,808, which means this scenario would create a smaller turnout and a margin of victory between 1-2%.The Apopka Voice Reader’s Poll conducted last week suggests a third scenario in which turnout is low, but Nolan’s momentum from the general election separates her just enough for a more comfortable victory. She won the poll with 281 (54.8%) votes to 231 votes (45.2%) for Velazquez, which would mirror the three most recent runoff results of Apopka elections. In 2014, Kilsheimer beat Mayor John Land in their runoff 54.46% to 45.54%, while in 2016 Doug Bankson defeated then-Commissioner Sam Ruth 55.51% to 44.49% and Kyle Becker defeated then-Commissioner Bill Arrowsmith 54.93%-45.07%.The Apopka Voice Endorses…The Apopka Voice, as you may know, does not endorse candidates. It is our hope that after three debates, 1,000-plus word features on both candidates, and dozens of articles written on the Seat #2 election, you would not need a news outlet’s endorsement to make a wise decision.But on a more personal note, I strongly endorse both Alice Nolan and Diane Velazquez as Apopkans and as human beings.Velazquez retired from a life of public service to the residents of New York City to become a public servant to the residents of Apopka. She has been a presence on the City Council for four years and attends nearly every Apopka event. She is approachable and accessible as a commissioner, and she is a champion in many ways to the farmworker’s community. It’s clear Velazquez loves Apopka and will do what she believes is right for the community.Alice Nolan also loves Apopka. She is a part of its earliest roots and often references stories of family members who paved the way for the growth Apopka is experiencing right now. She is a fierce defender of her family, has a passion for Apopka and its residents, and a willingness to connect with them and understand their issues, challenges, and struggles. She has grown politically in the two campaigns she has run and has shown the curiosity to grow in office if elected. It’s clear Nolan will do what she believes is right for the community.You have a difficult decision Apopka, but one that I believe will result in the selection of a city commissioner the community can be proud of.Stay with The Apopka Voice tomorrow for wall-to-wall coverage of the 2018 Apopka Runoff Election for Seat #2 from 7 AM until 7 PM or until the election is decided.
Demonstrators demanding safety measures protecting Bangladesh garment workers filled the Banana Republic, then moved to the Gap and Old Navy retail stores in Manhattan with chants, “mic checks” and Rude Mechanical Orchestra sounds (see photo of Banana Republic protest). This May 27 action demanded these stores — along with Walmart, Sears, Target and other U.S. based “big brands” that sell clothes made in Bangladesh factories — sign the Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety reached with some European-based retailers. Most U.S. retailers have refused to sign. More than 1,127 garment workers died in the April 24 Rana Plaza building cave-in; 112 died in November’s Tazreen factory fire. Occupy Wall Street’s 99 Pickets, the International Action Center, and other worker and community activists took part in the direct action.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
January 28, 2021 Find out more News Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder Receive email alerts April 21, 2021 Find out more A few days ago, information minister Memon said in New York that he would personally look into Mateen’s case, but the journalist has not been contacted by any government official.Other journalists from The News, notably Rauf Klasra, were threatened by the secret service in May. In July, Muzaffar Ejaz, managing editor of the daily Jasarat, was also harassed. News Help by sharing this information PakistanAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Pakistan Reporters Without Borders protested today against threats by Pakistani secret service agents to physically harm journalist Amir Mateen, correspondent in Islamabad of the English-language daily The News, because of his articles criticising the government.”Intimidation of journalists by the secret service has increased alarmingly in the past few months,” said Reporters Without Border secretary-general Robert Ménard in a letter to information minister Nisar Memon. “They are not just isolated incidents but seem to have become part of a systematic attitude towards the media. This is just another example of the government’s limited view of press freedom.”He called on the minister to see that harassment of Mateen stopped at once. According to information gathered by Reporters Without Borders, the intimidation of the journalist began after he had written several articles about the government’s supposed intention, feared by many opposition parties, of rigging the general election set for 10 October. Mateen’s phone began to be tapped and he was constantly followed by secret service agents. His colleagues and family were also harassed. He informed information secretary Anwer Mahmood of what was happening and filed a complaint against persons unknown at an Islamabad police station, but no investigation was made.Since then, things have got worse and Mateen says he was openly threatened by secret services agents who warned him that “the earlier treatment has not taught (him) any lesson” and that “if (he) did not stop writing against the government, (he) could be physically harmed.” They told him that in view of his heart problems, “(he) will not be able to bear a day’s torture.” June 2, 2021 Find out more News to go further PakistanAsia – Pacific Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire RSF_en News Organisation September 17, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist threatened by secret police
April 27, 2021 Find out more China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison June 2, 2021 Find out more News Follow the news on China RSF_en Reporters Without Borders voiced support today for New York Times researcher Zhao Yan’s decision to appeal to the Beijing high court against his three-year prison sentence for allegedly swindling a peasant. One of his lawyers, Guan Anping, today told Agence France-Presse: “We lodged an appeal today. He believes there were no grounds for his conviction. He denies stealing any money and has asked several times to be give an lie detector test.”———25.08.06 – New York Times researcher Zhao Yan gets three years on fraud chargeReporters Without Borders today condemned the three-year prison sentence which a Beijing court imposed yesterday on New York Times researcher Zhao Yan for alleged fraud while dismissing the original charge of treason and divulging state secrets.“The court cleared Zhao of the treason charge for lack of evidence and it should have done the same with the fraud charge,” the press freedom organisation said. “Zhao is known for his commitment to China’s peasants and the accusations that were brought against him were all ridiculous. We support his sister’s request for an appeal and we call for his provisional release as he as already spent too much time in prison.”Zhao was arrested on 17 September 2004 for allegedly revealing to the New York Times, well before it was officially announced, that former President Jiang Zemin was about to resign as chairman of the Military Central Commission, his last political post of influence. The fraud charge – allegedly requesting 20,000 yuan (2,000 euros) from a peasant in exchange for advising him on how to avoid prison – was added on 1 June 2005 with the apparent aim of being able to keep him longer in pretrial custody. The Beijing No. 2 People’s Intermediate Court gave Zhao a summary trial behind closed doors on 16 June. Witnesses were not allowed to testify and Zhao’s lawyers were not allowed to express their criticism of the procedure. The court should have issued its verdict by 25 July and violated the law by keeping Zhao in detention for more than a month without doing so.Zhao, who was awarded the 2005 Reporters Without Borders – Fondation de France press freedom prize, should be released in September 2007 as the nearly two years he has already spent in prison will be discounted from his sentence.The court’s decision to dismiss the charge of divulging state secrets was hailed by Zhao’s lawyers as a “great victory for us and the Chinese judicial system.” The New York Times described it as a “vindication” for its position that he did nothing wrong as a journalist. His sister however said Zhao would appeal against the fraud conviction.Reporters Without Borders hails the unflagging support which the New York Times has given Zhao for the past two years. The organisation also salutes the many diplomats and NGOs who defended his rights. News ChinaAsia – Pacific September 4, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Zhao Yan appeals against three-year sentence on fraud charge Receive email alerts ChinaAsia – Pacific News Reporters wihout borders condemns the three-year prison sentence imposed on New-York Times researcher Zhao Yan. Zhao Yan was cleared of the treason charge for lack of evidence but was condemned for fraud. The accusations are ridiculous, the organization calls for his release. to go further Help by sharing this information Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Organisation News China’s Cyber Censorship Figures March 12, 2021 Find out more
WhatsApp NewsCrime & CourtGardaí must be allowed access to crime fighting technologyBy Alan Jacques – July 27, 2020 285 Advertisement Print Twitter Facebook Previous articleFamily pay touching tribute to “Superman” founder of Share A Dream Foundation, Shay KinsellaNext articleUL will not alter fees for reduced access to campus Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Email Meeting of the Municipal District of Adare-Rathkeale, Limerick City and County Council in the Dunraven Arms, Adare.Cllr Richard O’Donoghue.GARDAÍ in County Limerick are not equipped to deal with gangland crime and anti-social behaviour.That’s the view of Independent TD Richard O’Donoghue who said he is regularly contacted by families whose children are being enticed into selling drugs, anti-social behaviour and gangland feuds.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Speaking in the Dáil, he hit out at the shortage of Gardaí in Limerick and said that “as much as we have been asking for Gardaí, we do not have them.“Even during the pandemic, we have seen cases of individuals and gangs who continued to wreak havoc on our society. I can only commend the Gardaí on the unlimited sacrifice its members provide to ensure we live in a safe and peaceful society.He added that 139 Garda stations were closed between 2012 and 2013.“In Limerick, we only have three full-time Garda stations in the county. Other stations are only open for one or two hours a day, if they are opened at all. We need Gardaí on the beat on a regular basis, particularly in areas where crime rates are high.“The number of Gardaí being trained and deployed into the areas does not meet our needs,” he declared.According to Deputy O’Donoghue, the biggest criminal issue is the drug trade. Drug dealers, he said, are targeting age groups over which we have no control.“Families contact me regularly because their children are being enticed into trading in drugs, anti-social behaviour and gangland feuds. For teenagers, there is no law in place to protect them.“Something has to change.”Deputy O’Donoghue also takes the view that if the Government introduced laws to allow technology to be used and licensed it to individual Garda units so that they are accountable, they might be able to combat crime in rural Ireland.“The technology is there to help us. Cameras have been put up in various towns but if a Garda wants to access the footage, he or she has to leave the barracks and go to a place to sit down for hours watching a video.“If something is happening on a road and the video technology is linked to a unit and licensed to a Garda, if he or she turns it on, it is licensed to him or her only. Within a split second, the Garda can see if there is a robbery taking place and if a car travels through a town, the number is recognised and linked to all these units.“The technology is there but the laws are not there to avail of it” Linkedin