Wednesday 12 January 2011 8:14 pm Do as we say, not as we do, says the Mirror whatsapp whatsapp EDITORS at the Daily Mirror could barely contain their excitement at the coming of bonus season yesterday, splashing their front page on the beleaguered chief executive of RBS, Stephen Hester under the headline “Do the right thing: give up your obscene £3m bonus”.“The Mirror calls on Mr Hester and all the other fatcat bankers to do the right thing… start living in the real world – like the rest of us,” read the piece.The Capitalist wondered if this “us” includes Sly Bailey, chief executive of Trinity Mirror? Her most recent bonus in 2009 amounted to a tidy £698,000, for total compensation of £1.7m, including £248,000 for her pension. That’s a jump of £700,000 on the equivalent pay-outs the year before.And this is despite revenues shrinking 12 per cent to £763m and pre-tax profit plunging 40 per cent to £73m over the period. It’s no wonder Bailey isn’t keen to take a leaf out her flagship paper and up sticks to “the real world”.THINK PINKTHE Capitalist tips her hat today to the City law firms named in Stonewall’s workplace equality index, which lists the top 100 gay-friendly employers in the UK. Simmons & Simmons retained its top spot among the legal community for the second year running, with Pinsent Masons, Hogan Lovells, Baker MacKenzie and Herbert Smith also recognised in the top 50.Herbies, which jumped from number 56 to joint fiftieth in this year’s list, hosted a ceremony at its offices to honour the Stonewall index last night, after the gay rights lobbying group surveyed over 9,000 lesbian, gay and bisexual employees across legal Britain.But I’ve heard that the list could raise eyebrows at another City firm, which prides itself on its diversity programme and will be disappointed to have been looked over. Perhaps its official submission to Stonewall didn’t mention the fact that one part of the firm’s practice is affectionately referred to as “the pink floor”. Or perhaps the fact sadly counted against them.DITCH THE TRAVELCARD“I’ll be taking the bus,” BBC business supremo Robert Peston posted on Twitter this week, on his way to Westminster to report on the live grilling of Barclays chief Bob Diamond by a pack of MPs. “Will Bob Diamond be taking the bus?” Peston asked, always first to spot the burning question of the moment. An hour or two later, we had the answer.It seems that Diamond, who said during the Q&A that the time for bankers’ remorse is over, was shuttled back and forth in a black cab.And now, City slickers can go one better in showing off their provocatively plush means of transport. For the modest sum of £5,750, The Capitalist hears that one lucky fund manager can get her hands on the number plate (see above): “F11ND M” (Geddit?). What better way to mark bonus season than to roll up with this tasty label slapped on your Aston Martin? Get in touch at [email protected] AND TANNED . . .THE gloomy weather, banker-bashing and looming bailouts in Europe seem to be getting a lot of the City down this month, so much so that bankers are looking for pastures new. Until now, received wisdom has told us that they’ll go to Hong Kong, Singapore or maybe New York. But now a headhunter tells me that hordes are looking to flee to Brazil after this year’s bonus round. “Anyone with a little pidgin Portuguese vocabulary” is clamouring for a finance job near the sunny beaches and exotic cocktails of Rio de Janeiro, we hear. Time to invest in that language course. Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org Share KCS-content
14th October 2020 | By Stephen Carter This report combines on-the-ground intelligence with the latest numbers from the sector’s leading gambling data business to provide a snapshot of online betting and gaming markets in transition. Companies: 1XBet While Africa is on track to account for just 1% of global gambling GGR in 2020, according to figures from our principal data partner, H2 Gambling Capital, rapid population growth, strong GDP growth in sub-Sahara countries and an emerging middle class are underpinning a growth forecast well above the global rate to 2025. iGB Africa Report: the rise of digital AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter This report, supported by leading sportsbook and software services provider Altenar, focuses in on the growth of the digital channel, which already drives 23% of betting GGR across Africa, with mobile accounting for more than half of that. Tags: Altenar If you can’t see the below report you can download it as a PDF here! Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address Legal & compliance Topics: Finance Legal & compliance Sports betting Regulation Payments For further insight from Altenar on dealing with the challenges of working across multiple markets in Africa, read our recent interview with chief operating officer Dinos Stranomitis. Regions: Africa Kenya South Africa Ghana Nigeria iGB and ICE Africa Digital’s inaugural Africa Report combines on-the-ground intelligence with data from H2 Gambling Capital to provide a snapshot of online betting and gaming markets in transition. You can register for free here and find out more about the speakers and content at and leading up the event here. We hope you find it valuable and look forward to seeing you at ICE Africa Digital.
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Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gardai in Donegal say nationwide checkpoints and high visibility patrols at public amenities will continue this weekend.They’re advising the public to plan their activities over the weekend as people are only allowed to exercise within 5km of their home.Gardai say the public should be aware that if a driver is found in breach of the non-essential travel regulations, the driver can be fined, as well as their adult passengers. Pinterest Google+ Previous articleEU caused an unnecessary political crisis in NI – Minister ByrneNext articleConor McCormack swaps Derry City for Galway United News Highland WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Homepage BannerNews Twitter Facebook Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Fines for drivers and passengers if in breach of non-essential travel Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest Twitter By News Highland – January 30, 2021 WhatsApp Google+
Palm Beach Sheriff(PALM BEACH, Fla.) — Authorities are still trying to identify a newborn girl who was found dead in the ocean off the Florida coast earlier this month.An off-duty firefighter was boating on June 1 when he spotted the little body floating on the ocean side of the Boynton Beach Inlet, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said.The newborn — dubbed “Baby June” by the sheriff’s office — was most likely 4 to 7 days old, giving her a birth date between May 25 and 28, the sheriff’s office said Thursday.Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw called the baby’s death a “horrific and horrible tragedy” that has “really struck a nerve with me.”Bradshaw is offering a $10,000 reward for anyone with any information that leads to the arrest of the person or persons responsible.“It’s incomprehensible to me that people out there that have information about this case have not come forward,” Bradshaw said.Police released an artist rendering image of how the baby may have looked at birth.The baby was most likely mixed race, black or Hispanic, the sheriff’s office said.It appears she was floating in the water for about 6 to 18 hours, the sheriff’s office said.Investigators believe the baby came from Broward County, the sheriff’s office said, though authorities declined to elaborate on how they reached that conclusion.Authorities “desperately want to get to the bottom of what happened,” Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit Captain Steven Strivelli told reporters Monday.Anyone with information is urged to call the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office at 561-688-4155.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Chicago Police Department(CHICAGO) — Two men arrested by Chicago police police earlier this week in the alleged racial attack on “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett were released on Friday night.Police clarified that the two men were placed under arrest Wednesday night after police met them at the airport.But in a statement issued Friday night, Chicago Police Department officials said that “due to new evidence as a result of today’s interrogations, the individuals questions by police in the Empire case have now been released without charg[es], and detectives have additional investigative work to complete.”The two are no longer being classified as suspects.The release of the two men followed hours after police told ABC News they were classifying them as potential suspects.They also shut down any reports that there was evidence to classify the alleged attack as a hoax.“While we haven’t found any video documenting the alleged attack, there is also no evidence to say that this is a hoax,” police added. “The alleged victim is being cooperative at this time and continues to be treated as a victim, not a suspect.”Chicago PD had confirmed Thursday that they identified and were questioning the two “persons of interest” in the alleged racial attack. One of them has previously appeared on “Empire,” according to a law enforcement official briefed on the investigation.Police say they were tracking the two suspects and were aware of who they were “for a while,” and that investigators learned that the two individuals were returning to Chicago on Wednesday from Nigeria.The two suspects are U.S. citizens of Nigerian descent, they added.Detectives also questioned Smollett Thursday, the official said.Attorney Gloria Schmidt, who is representing the two persons of interest, told Chicago CBS station WBBM that her clients were detained at O’Hare Airport Wednesday evening and were unaware of the attack on Smollett.“When they first learned what happened to him, they were horrified,” Schmidt said. “This is someone that they know, this is someone that they work with, so they don’t want to see somebody go through that. … They really don’t understand how [police] even got information that linked them to this horrific crime, but they’re not guilty of it.”Late last month, Smollett, who portrays a gay musician on Fox’s “Empire,” told police he was brutally attacked in what authorities are calling a suspected hate crime.He said the attackers put a noose around his neck, poured an unknown substance, likely bleach, on him and used their hands, feet and teeth as weapons in the assault, according to police. Smollett said the attackers also yelled “This is MAGA country” during the attack.He was subsequently hospitalized and released, local authorities said.Jussie Smollett heartbroken over criticism after attack: ‘You don’t even want to see the truth’In his first interview since police say he was attacked last month, the singer and actor said on “Good Morning America” that he was heartbroken when he found out that people questioned the details of his story.“I have to acknowledge the lies, and the hate. And it feels like if I had said it was a Muslim, or a Mexican, or someone black, I feel like the doubters would have supported me much more. A lot more,” Smollett, 36, told ABC News’ Robin Roberts. “And that says a lot about the place that we are in our country right now.”Prior to the police identifying and interviewing the two persons of interest, Smollett said he believes the two men in the photo released by police in the days after the attack are the perpetrators.“I don’t have any doubt in my mind that that’s them,” Smollett said. “Never did.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
ALEX RODRIGUEZ To the Editor:I would like to inform those who read Councilman Juan Perez’s letter in the March 22, 2017 edition, that the letter was his roundabout weak attempt to counter my claims in a previous edition in which I challenged him. He cleverly skirted the issue of supporting and providing legal aid to illegal undocumented immigrants within the walls of our tax funded City Hall building.Perez used his letter as an avenue of self promotion, while hiding any mention of the facts I pointed out to the Bayonne residents. However, I believe Bayonne residents can see right through the smokescreen. Like a stereotypical politician, Councilman Perez said a lot in the letter he penned, but didn’t really say anything of substance relating to the real hotbed issue.There wasn’t any mention of the activity by foreign consulates during business hours at our City Hall, my letter, my name, or my request for an official press release by him or current administration.One must ask if there was any fear of offending anyone. One must also ask if Bayonne will soon do the same as Union City Mayor Stack is doing. The Union City Clerk’s Office can verify that thousands of applications for city identification cards were given to immigrants, many of whom were undocumented, over the course of two days. They can also verify that they expect to process a lot more.I think we deserve elected officials to fight for the taxpayer, be transparent, and not be afraid to speak the truth. Do not mislead the public. Americans are not against immigration. We wholeheartedly support legal immigration.What did Councilman Perez’s letter accomplish other than be a rah-rah feel good commercial. At the end of the day, it’s status quo: not much was said. City Hall is a safe haven for law- breaking persons, and our elected officials continue to sugarcoat their actions, which don’t benefit the real law-abiding and voting taxpayer.
While the work takes place, traffic will be diverted off the M6 between junctions 13 and 14 and will use the A449 and A34 as the diversion route. This route has been agreed with local authority partners and will be kept clear of other works during the demolition. Drivers are warned to expect delays and urged to avoid the area if possible, allowing lots of extra time for essential journeys.To reduce M6 traffic on the day, signs will alert motorists to the closure as far away as Dover and Carlisle. Motorists and hauliers travelling between the North West and the Midlands and South of England will be urged to avoid the area by using the M62 and M1.Work began last year and the project is due to be completed by March 2022.More information is available on the M6 junction 13 to 15 smart motorway scheme web page.General enquiriesMembers of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.Media enquiriesJournalists should contact the Highways England press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer. Highways England is removing the Burton Bank Footbridge, north of junction 13, that was built in the early 1960s.Due to the curved shape of the footbridge, there isn’t enough headroom for HGVs to travel along the new lane that will be replacing the hard shoulder and allowing for all lane running. The bridge is too low for the required safety clearance when the hard shoulder becomes a new running lane.The footbridge, near Stafford, is nearly 200ft (60m) in length and weighs around 140 tonnes. In total it contains enough concrete to fill around 20 tipper trucks.It is the second bridge to be removed as part of work to upgrade the motorway between junction 13 (Stafford) and junction 15 (Stoke-on-Trent) after Creswell Home Farm bridge, just north of junction 14, was demolished last year.The motorway closure will start on Saturday 23 March with significant lane restrictions from 5pm, leading into a full closure by 8pm. Drivers are warned to expect delays from 5pm. The motorway will reopen on Sunday, March 24 as soon as work allows.Highways England smart motorways project sponsor Peter Smith said: Demolishing an arched bridge is a very complex job and to do it safely we need to use both carriageways of the motorway, which means it will be closed for up to 18 hours. We’ll be doing all we can to minimise disruption in Stafford and the surrounding area and I’d like to thank motorists, businesses and residents in advance for their patience. I’d also urge anyone wanting to use the M6 in that area on March 23 and 24 to plan an alternative route to avoid congestion in the area. Please also allow extra travel time and fuel for your journey.
BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian Interior Minister Annelies Verlinden is warning that riots in the Netherlands over coronavirus restrictions risk spreading across the border. The ministry said Wednesday that she’s instructed Belgian mayors about measures to take to limit the spread of the disease among protesters. The Netherlands has seen been rocked by three successive nights of rioting. Belgium on Wednesday introduced a new ban on nonessential travel until at least March. That’s on top of compulsory mask wearing and a nighttime curfew that have been in place since November. Some calls for protests this Sunday against the measures are circulating on social media in Belgium.
ROME – Pope Francis, the first South American pope in Catholic Church history, celebrated his first Holy Week last week by challenging the faithful to serve one another and calling for global peace. On Holy Thursday, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, former archbishop of Buenos Aires, washed the feet of 12 young detainees in the Casal del Marmo, one of Rome’s juvenile prisons, according to the BBC. “Help one another. This is what Jesus teaches us,” the pope said Thursday, according to the BBC. “I do this with my heart because it is my duty, as a priest and bishop I must be at your service. But it is a duty that comes from my heart and a duty I love.” “I love doing it because this is what the Lord has taught me.” Pope Francis led a Good Friday service in Saint Peter’s Basilica and the Stations of the Cross at the Coliseum. He read aloud meditations composed by young Lebanese members of the Church, calling for peace in a region “torn apart by injustice and conflicts,” according to the BBC. Pope Francis has brought a new sense of simplicity to the Vatican, according to BBC’s David Willey in Rome. He wears plain vestments and has not taken up residence in the lavish papal apartments. Saturday night was the Easter Vigil held in Saint Peter’s Basilica. Capuchin friar Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa delivered the homily, referencing Franz Kafka’s “An Imperial Message” to illustrate the difficulty of spreading the Word of Christ to the worldly, according to the BBC. “We must do everything to prevent the Church from becoming Kafka’s castle, where it is impossible for the messenger to get word out to the world,” Cantalamessa said. “So, we must have the courage to knock them down and return the building to the simplicity and linearity of its origins.” Pope Francis delivered his “Urbi et Orbi” message to the city of Rome and to the world after the Mass. He emphasized the importance of love and peace for communities that are needy and war-torn. “What a joy it is for me to announce this message: Christ is risen! I would like it to go out to every house and every family, especially where the suffering is greatest, in hospitals, in prisons,” the pope said, according to the English translation offered by the Holy See Press Office. The pontiff said Jesus Christ’s triumph over death should transform Christians’ lives. “What does it mean that Jesus is risen? It means that the love of God is stronger than evil and death itself,” he said. “It means that the love of God can transform our lives and let those desert places in our hearts bloom.” Pope Francis invited everyone to “accept the grace of Christ’s Resurrection” and “become agents of this mercy.” He prayed specifically that the conflicts in the Middle East, Iraq, Syria, Nigeria, the Congo, Central Africa and Korea would be resolved. “Peace in the whole world, still divided by greed looking for easy gain, wounded by the selfishness which threatens human life and family, selfishness that continues in human trafficking, the most extensive form of slavery in this twenty-first century,” he said. “Peace to the whole world, torn apart by violence linked to drug trafficking and by the iniquitous exploitation of natural resources!” To conclude his address, Pope Francis quoted a passage from Psalm 117:1-2. “Dear brothers and sisters, to all of you who are listening to me, from Rome and from all over … the world, I address the invitation of the Psalm: ‘Give thanks to the Lord for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever,” he said. “Let Israel say: ‘His steadfast love endures for ever.’”