Armenia tightens gambling regulations

first_imgCasino & games AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Armenia tightens gambling regulations 1st October 2018 | By contenteditor Advertising will now be limited to local operators Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address Tags: Online Gambling Regions: Europe Central and Eastern Europe Armenia Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Lottery Marketing & affiliates Sports betting Tech & innovation The Armenian government has given its approval to a series of amendments on national gambling laws, with operators in the country to face stricter regulations on advertising and lotteries. Under the new amendments, only local operators will be permitted to advertise in Armenia. Adverts must be targeted at people aged 21 or older, while television and radio ads can only be broadcast between the hours of 10pm and 6am. Those that fail to adhere to the rules face a fine of one million drams (£1,600/€1,800/$2,100). In addition to advertising, amendments have been made to laws regarding the location of lottery gaming. The ‘Law on Lotteries’ has been changed to only permit gambling in the specified areas of Tsakhkadzor, Sevan, Jermuk and Meghri. Armenian news agency ARKA said that gambling could help boost tourism in the resort cities of Tsakhkadzor, Sevan and Jermuk, as well as build on a developed infrastructure in Meghri. The changes come after Armenia’s National Assembly in January unanimously voted to raise the minimum gambling age in the country from 18 to 21 for those betting on sports or playing lottery game. These amendments were accompanied by higher faces for operators that breach the regulations. Fines are now set at around $4,200 for the first violation, then $10,000 and $20,000 for second and third breaches.Image: Serouj Ourishianlast_img read more


first_img Howard Lake | 6 October 2008 | News  48 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis This is one of five videos shortlisted in the The Gold Star for Excellence in Fundraising DRTV Awards 2008, hosted by the International Fundraising 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. UNICEF DRTV advert Tagged with: Awards Individual giving  47 total views,  3 views today Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

European personalities call for release of Judith Miller, on her 50th day in prison

first_img April 28, 2021 Find out more August 24, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 European personalities call for release of Judith Miller, on her 50th day in prison Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information News WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Twenty-seven prominent Europeans including Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodovar, German Nobel literature laureate Gunter Grass, French philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy and British TV journalist Kate Adie have responded to an appeal from Reporters Without Borders and signed a petition urging the US courts to release New York Times reporter Judith Miller, who will have been in prison for 50 days tomorrow.Miller, who has been detained since 6 July, “was just doing her job as a journalist,” the petition says.The full text of the petition”We have always admired the United States for the freedom enjoyed by its press. A press that-under all circumstances-has informed, levied blame, and could make presidents tremble, or even topple them from power. In this area, America set an example for the rest of the world. We were therefore dismayed by the news that Judith Miller, a journalist with the New York Times, had been thrown in jail on the grounds that she had refused to reveal her information sources to the court. At a time when the most extremist ideas are gaining ground, and when growing numbers of reporters are being killed or taken hostage, arresting a journalist in a democratic country is more than a crime: it’s a miscarriage of justice. After this, how can we demand that other countries in the world respect freedom of expression and information-one of the pillars of democracy? In the name of our common values, we urge the American judicial system to reconsider its decision concerning Judith Miller, who was merely performing her duties as a journalist.”BackgroundJudith Miller was found in “contempt of court” and sent to prison by a US federal court for refusing to reveal her sources in the Valerie Plame case, in which a special prosecutor is trying to find out who told the US press in 2003 that Plame was a CIA agent. The White House is alleged to have exposed Plame in retaliation for the action of her husband, ambassador Joseph Wilson, in publicly rebutting President Bush’s arguments for going to war in Iraq. NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say June 7, 2021 Find out more Organisation News Twenty-seven prominent Europeans including Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodovar, German Nobel literature laureate Gunter Grass, French philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy and British TV journalist Kate Adie have responded to an appeal from Reporters Without Borders and signed a petition urging the US courts to release New York Times reporter Judith Miller.center_img Follow the news on United States News United StatesAmericas RSF_en List of signatories- Pedro Almodóvar (film director, Spain)- Kate Adie (former chief news correspondent at the BBC, United Kingdom)- Colette Braeckman, journalist with Le Soir, Belgium)- Pascal Bruckner (writer, France)- Giorgio Bocca (journalist with L’Espresso, Italy)- Sabine Christiansen (journalist and executive producer with TV21, Germany)- Eva Elmsâter (Political commentator on Swedish television)- Charles-Henri Favrod (journalist and founder of the Elysée Photographic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland)- Prof. Bronislaw Geremek (former minister of foreign affairs and member of the European Parliament, Poland)- Soledad Gallego-Díaz (assistant editor at El País, Spain)- Günter Grass (1999 Nobel Prize in Literature, Germany)- Marek Halter (writer, France)- Bernard-Henri Levy (philosopher and writer, France)- Maria Dolorès Masana (journalist with La Vanguardia, writer, Spain)- Margit Maximilian (journalist with ORF TV, Austria)- Robert Ménard (Secretary General of Reporters Without Borders, France)- Ettore Mo (journalist with Il Corriere della Sera, Italy)- Rosa Montero (journalist with El País, writer, Spain)- Christine Ockrent (journalist with France 3 TV, France)- Dr. Rotraud A. Perner (writer, psychotherapist, Austria)- Jean-Jacques Roth (director and editor-in-chief of Le Temps, Switzerland)- Fernando Savater (philosopher and writer, Spain)- Hans-Peter Spoerri (editor-in-chief of Der Bund, Switzerland)- Maruja Torres (journalist with El País and writer, Spain)- Yvon Toussaint (former editor-in-chief of Le Soir and former chairman of the Foreign Press Association in Brussels, Belgium)- Gianni Vattimo, philosopher and writer, Italy- Wim Wenders (film director, Germany) June 3, 2021 Find out more Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says News United StatesAmericas to go furtherlast_img read more

Treasury Secretary Approves of Financial Choice

first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Sign up for DS News Daily Home / Daily Dose / Treasury Secretary Approves of Financial Choice April 27, 2017 1,422 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago  Print This Post Share Save Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a contributing writer for DS News. He is a Harding University graduate with a degree in English and a minor in writing, and has studied abroad in Athens, Greece. An East Texas native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: Financial Choice Mnuchin Treasury The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Treasury Secretary Approves of Financial Choice Previous: Industry Leaders to Discuss Diversity, Inclusion Next: CFPB Looks At Diversity About Author: Seth Welborn Financial Choice Mnuchin Treasury 2017-04-27 Seth Welborn Steven MnuchinFollowing Wednesday’s Financial Services Committee hearing on the Financial CHOICE Act, Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin released a statement on Thursday supporting the act.“As Secretary, I am committed to policies that will ensure sustained economic growth that is driven by Main Street and not held back by Washington,” said Mnuchin. “The existing regulatory system is limiting, not stimulating our economy. At the Treasury, we are focused on delivering regulatory relief that encourages banks to provide the capital and liquidity needed to create jobs and opportunities for growth, and that provides protection against taxpayer-funded bailouts.”Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) had introduced the Financial CHOICE Act on Wednesday as an alternative to the Dodd-Frank act. Financial CHOICE aims to end taxpayer-funded bailouts of big banks, impose tougher penalties for financial fraud and insider trading, and demand greater accountability from regulators.“The Financial CHOICE Act guarantees that the era of big bank bailouts and ‘too big to fail’ is over. For banks that fail, there will be bankruptcy, not bailouts,” said Chairman Hensarling. “In order to qualify for much-needed regulatory relief, financial institutions will have to be so well-capitalized that they pose no threat to hardworking taxpayers or to our economy.”The CHOICE act announcement came alongside Wednesday’s tax reform plan announcement, which calls for a reduction of corporate taxes down to 15 percent, cutting the top tax bracket down to 35 percent, and doubling the standard deduction. Mnuchin called the reform the “The biggest tax cut and largest tax reform in history of this country.”According to Mnuchin, the tax reform and Financial CHOICE Act are steps to strengthen the financial system.“I applaud the steady commitment and leadership that Chairman Hensarling and his colleagues have provided on these issues, and welcome the reintroduction of the CHOICE Act,” said Mnuchin “While I continue my work to implement the President’s executive order setting the core principles for financial regulation, I look forward to working with Congress to both support and strengthen our financial system and safeguard taxpayers.”Not all memebrs of the Financial Services Committee agree with Hensarling and Mnuchin. During the hearing on Wednesday, Representative Maxine Waters (D-California) expressed her disapproval of the Financial CHOICE Act.“Democrats are going to fight against it, and stand up for Main Street,” said Waters. “This bill must not become law. There is too much at stake for consumers and for our whole economy.”Despite the support of Dodd-Frank regulation, Hensarling argues that Dodd-Frank has done more harm than good. Financial CHOICE aims to right those wrongs.“Under Dodd-Frank, consumers are paying more and getting less. Their costs have gone up, and they have fewer choices, more hassles and less access to credit,” said Hensarling. “True consumer protection comes from competitive, transparent and innovative markets that are vigorously policed for fraud and deception. This is precisely what the Financial CHOICE Act will do.”An executive summary of the Financial Choice ACT can be found here. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Will There Be Interest On Interest For Payments Deferred Due To Moratorium, SC Asks RBI, Centre

first_imgTop StoriesWill There Be Interest On Interest For Payments Deferred Due To Moratorium, SC Asks RBI, Centre Sanya Talwar11 Jun 2020 11:50 PMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Friday sought to know from the Union Ministry of Finance and the Reserve Bank of India if deferment of payments on account of the 6-month loan moratorium will entail accrual of interest on interest.”Whether the payment will impose interest on interest or not “, a bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan, S K Kaul and M R Shah asked. The Court said that its query was…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Friday sought to know from the Union Ministry of Finance and the Reserve Bank of India if deferment of payments on account of the 6-month loan moratorium will entail accrual of interest on interest.”Whether the payment will impose interest on interest or not “, a bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan, S K Kaul and M R Shah asked. The Court said that its query was on this limited aspect of interest on interest.”We are doing balancing. The only thing we are wanting is a wider measure. Our concern in these proceedings is only whether the interest that has been deferred will be added to charges payable later and whether there will be interest on the interest(sic)”, the bench observed.The Solicitor General, Tushar Mehta, told the bench that Finance Ministry is convening a meeting with the RBI on the issue over the weekend. The hearing was accordingly adjourned till June 17.The State Bank of India intervened in the plea to submit that all banks are of the view that interest cannot be waived for a six month period. The bench was hearing petitions filed Gajendra Sharma and few others challenging the RBI Circulars of March 27 and May 22 to the extent they allowed financial institutions to levy interest on loans during the 6-month moratorium.The RBI has filed a counter-affidavit in the matter stating that the waiver of interest would affect the financial health of lending institutions  In the previous hearing held on June 4, the top court had expressed concerns over allowing levy of interest during the moratorium period allowed for loan repayments.  Accrual of interest while allowing moratorium is “detrimental”, the bench had orally observed on that occasion. Next Storylast_img read more

Coronavirus updates: US federal inmate dies after giving birth while on ventilator

first_imgnarvikk/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 217,000 people worldwide.More than 3.1 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding the scope of their nations’ outbreaks.Since the first cases were detected in China in December, the United States has become the worst-affected country, with more than one million diagnosed cases and at least 58,355 deaths.Here’s how the news is developing Wednesday. All times Eastern:8:15 a.m.: France to be divided into ‘red’ and ‘green’ zones for lockdown exitFrance will be divided into “red” and “green” zones as the nationwide lockdown is progressively lifted from May 11, the prime minister said. While presenting details of the lockdown exit plan to French parliament on Wednesday afternoon, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said all departments within the administrative regions of France will be labeled either “red” or “green,” based on certain criteria such as the local infection rate and hospital capacity. Red departments will have to be more strict in easing their lockdowns than green departments, Philippe said.France is one of the worst-affected countries in the coronavirus pandemic, with more than 169,000 diagnosed cases of COVID-19 and over 23,000, according to a count kept by Johns Hopkins University. The European country has been on a strict lockdown since March 17.8:05 a.m.: Sailors start returning to the virus-hit USS Theodore RooseveltHundreds of U.S. Navy sailors began reboarding the USS Theodore Roosevelt on Wednesday after spending weeks in quarantine on Guam while the coronavirus-stricken ship was cleaned, officials said.The aircraft carrier was forced to dock in Guam late last month due to a COVID-19 outbreak. Out of the ship’s nearly 5,000 crew members, 940 sailors had tested positive for the novel coronavirus and 29 had recovered as of Tuesday.More than 4,000 sailors who tested negative have been quarantined in hotels and other facilities ashore. It will take several days to move all of them back on board the ship, according to a press release from the U.S. 7th Fleet.All sailors must have completed their period of quarantine or isolation and tested negative twice before they are considered virus-free and can return to the USS Theodore Roosevelt. Sailors will move back to the ship in waves, starting with those responsible for critical services on board as the aircraft carrier prepares to return to sea. Meanwhile, the roughly 700 sailors who remained on board to deep clean the ship and run essential services will begin their isolation period, according to the press release.“The stay behind crew successfully built a ‘bubble’ around the ship, that can now be turned over to the clean crew,” Cmdr. Zach Harry, chief engineer aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt, said in a statement Wednesday. “The crew will now create a boundary to keep the coronavirus out. This clean bubble must now be defended.”6:05 a.m.: China to hold largest political gathering after two-month delay due to coronavirusChina has decided to hold its most important political gathering next month after postponing it for weeks because of the novel coronavirus outbreak.The country’s official state-run Xinhua News Agency reported Wednesday that this year’s plenary session of the National People’s Congress would take place in Beijing on May 22, as decided by its standing committee.The 3,000-member ceremonial legislature was originally scheduled to convene in March but was delayed as the country struggled to contain the deadly outbreak.It was the first time in decades that the annual assembly had been postponed — since the Cultural Revolution.China’s National Health Commission has reported at least 82,858 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 4,633 deaths on the mainland since the novel coronavirus emerged in the central city of Wuhan back in December.5:12 a.m.: US federal inmate dies of COVID-19 after giving birth while on ventilatorA 30-year-old federal inmate died of COVID-19 on Tuesday, four weeks after giving birth while she was on a ventilator, according to the U.S. Bureau of Prisons.Andrea Circle Bear, who was serving a 26-month sentence for maintaining a drug-affiliated business, is believed to be the first female federal inmate in the United States to die of the respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus.Circle Bear was transferred last month from a South Dakota jail to the Federal Medical Center Carswell in Fort Worth, Texas, which houses 1,625 female inmates. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, she was immediately placed on quarantine status at the facility, according to a statement from the Bureau of Prisons.Circle Bear was taken to a local hospital on March 28 because of potential concerns regarding her pregnancy. She was discharged the same day and taken back to FMC Carswell. Three days later, she was seen by the prison’s health services staff for a fever, dry cough and other symptoms, and was subsequently transported to the local hospital where she was placed on a ventilator, the Bureau of Prisons said.Circle Bear gave birth to her baby by cesarean section on April 1. The new mother tested positive for COVID-19 three days later. She was pronounced dead by hospital staff on Tuesday.The Bureau of Prisons said Circle Bear had a pre-existing medical condition, which the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists as a risk factor for developing more severe illness when infected with the novel coronavirus.Nationwide, more than 1,300 federal inmates and over 300 Bureau of Prisons staff have tested positive for COVID-19. At least 30 federal inmates have died from the disease.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Balliol Boris celebration on hold

first_imgUnlike the previous alumni – Herbert Asquith, Harold Macmillan and EdwardHeath – there are no plans to hang a portrait of Mr. Johnson in college yet. It was also whilst at Balliol that Johnson first started dating AllegraMostyn-Owen, his first wife. They became engaged at Oxford and married shortlyafter leaving. The newsletter’s headline article focused instead on the access and outreachwork of the college, describing ways in which Balliol is attempting to“encourage students from groups under-represented at Oxford to apply.” Alongside his studies, Johnson played rugby for Balliol, co-edited theuniversity’s satirical magazine Tributary and was President of theOxford Union for a term in 1986. He joined the Bullingdon Club, an upper-class drinking society dominated byOld Etonians and with a reputation for colourful behaviour. Mr. Johnson attended Balliol from 1983 to 1987, graduating with an uppersecond-class degree. It has been widely reported that he was deeply unhappy notbeing awarded a first. Balliol College have few plans to celebrate Boris Johnson, who read Classicsas an undergraduate at the college, moving into Downing Street. The college’s July newsletter contained a short item recognising thatJohnson is now at Number 10, although Balliol are not currently planning to celebratethe success of their fourth Prime Minister in other ways. Balliol told Cherwell: “It is a longstanding College Policythat we do not display portraits of currently serving politicians.”last_img read more


first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare EDITOR NOTES:  Attached below are comments made by local GOP Chairman Wayne Parke that he posted in the CCO this morning.Looks like Mr. Parke has awaken a “Sleeping Giant” by putting the above post in todays CCO.So far the Mayor has done a masterful job in keeping his budgetary challenges from being a major campaign issue.  It looks like Mr. Parke has forced the Mayor alleged over spending habits to become a front and center public debate. It  also looks like the Gail Riecken For Mayor Campaign Committee has just received a major political boost from GOP Chairman Wayne Parke!  Get ready for members of City Council to start exposing the alleged Financial Mismanagement of the Winnecke Administration.ATTACHED ARE THE COMMENTS POSTED BY MR. PARKE IN THE CCO TODAY. Wayne Parke_Aug 24, 2015 at 7:01 am_ ( Indiana Code says the City Council serves as the Fiscal Agent ofthe City  of  Evansville. The City Council approves all expenditures. Thereare currently eight (8) Democrats and (1) Republican on the Council. JohnFriend and his fellow councilmen have no one to blame except themselves ifthere is a problem–by the way there is not a major financial problem.Their will be at least four (4) new City Council members next year. The current Democrat controlled City Council has been an embarrassment for our great City with John Friend leading the pack.  Fortunately in a few months he will not be in that position any more.Fact: The City financial condition is in good shape.Wayne ParkeATTACHED BELOW IS A COPY OF THE POINTED E-MAIL SENT TO CITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT DR DAN ADAMS BY COUNCILMAN JOHN FRIEND CPA.Dear DanThere should be a demand that a FOIA request to  be  submitted to thisAdministration asking for the number of checks written that bare thename of any council member.  In addition, a list of council member namesthat approved transfers of money between the checking accounts, theselection of investments, the payment of claims, execution of overpriced DMD real estate deals, list of those council members that sit onthe Public Works and Utility Board that bare their signature on onesided contracts and the mid-night raid on the Utility Treasury in thetune of $2.5 million dollars. The non-payment of 5.8 million to medicalproviders.  If this council has blame, it  is gullibility. Last year weneeded to cut the budget by 12 million dollars, mostly in operationalfunds. This is very evident in the June 30, 2015 fiscal year endingresults of operation analysis I passed out to all council members.  Thelost in operational funds were 9 million compared to 5.9 million in theprior fiscal year. Of course, once the email started rolling in duringlast year’s budget cycle, we lost resolve and thought compromising wouldbare fruit and now it is perfectly clear that compromising was not thething to do. Over the past three years, it should have become evidentthat this administration lacks in it’s ability to control costs.  Why isit that Ft. Wayne operates stem to stern at a $1,210 per person andEvansville operates at $1,877 per person based on the published data perthe SBOA website. By the way, for those who may not know the absoluteson this, the number is 9 million dollars.During this budget cycle, I provided each council member an analysis of2012, 2013, and 2014 six months and full year actuals.  In that study,the historical percentages were determined, i.e. what is the averagepercentage of collections received in the first six months.  From that,my analysis indicates that the revenue will miss the administration 2015budget by nearly 15 million dollars.  However, their projectedexpenditure adjustments in the 2015 budget appears to be 5 million. So,for the third year in a round, the Winnecke Administration  will fail toadjust for the shortfall in revenue by nearly 10 MILLION DOLLARS.  Thelast time we had a budget that proved to be somewhat on target was underMayor Weinzapfel.  Why, ask his former Dept Heads.  At every Mondaymorning meeting, finances were the topic.  Under the direction of LisaAcrobert, Dept Heads had to beg Lisa for a stapler.My question is this, are we going to rain in this out of controlspending by this Administration in this budget cycle? This is HISbudget.  Gullibility must stop. We MUST do the heavy lifting becausethis Mayor is not.  There has been talk about increasing the CountyIncome Tax.  I WILL NOT SUPPORT this.  Why, I was looking for the“Spending Plan” which, according to Mr. Schaefer would be in this year’sbudget.  Instead, I see an increase in the overall budget spending ofaround 2%. in absolutes, 12 million.   Apparently, they must haveoverlooked the Plan.  Question: Is it now the “Revenue EnhancementPlan”?  Increase in fees to our financially challenged, lack of basisservices in exchange for more projects after projects, overruns afteroverruns. And, please keep in mind any increase in income taxes isregressive to the poor.  We do not have a progressive income tax systemin Indiana. I CAN afford to pay a few hundred dollars more and stillmeet my basis needs, but those much less fortunate, can NOT.  I feelhonored that Mr. Parke has me leading the pack because if I was leadingthe pack, we would have cut Mr. Winnecke’s absurd 2015 budget by 12million instead of the 4.9 million, mostly in capital and notoperational.WE MUST BE THE ONE’S THAT ARE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEPEOPLES’ MONEY BECAUSE, APPARENTLY, WE ARE THE ONLY ONES.  JohnJohn Friend, CPA, CVA, CGMA5th Ward City Council Memberlast_img read more

Image Gallery: Snow Storm in Ocean City, NJ on March 5

first_imgA winter storm dumped about six inches of snow on Ocean City in about six hours on Thursday.The National Weather Service had issued a winter storm warning that suggested the snow would start early Thursday morning, but it rained through the early hours, and the first flakes didn’t fall until 11 a.m.A wet snowfall increased rapidly through the afternoon with about six inches accumulated by 5 p.m. The forecast calls for another inch or two before the snow tapers off early in the evening.The Ocean City School District announced early Thursday morning that schools would close for the day due the forecast. The tentative date for the last day of school and Ocean City High School graduation had already been pushed back from June 15 to June 17, after two snow days and one school cancellation for flooding. Thursday’s snow day likely will move the last day of school to June 18.The Ocean City Free Public Library and the Ocean City Aquatics and Fitness Center closed at 3 p.m. Thursday as the snow began to accumulate._____Sign up for free breaking news updates from Ocean City.Get Ocean City updates in your Facebook news feed. “Like” us._____Gov. Chris Christie had announced a state of emergency Wednesday night for the entire state. (What does that mean?)The sun is expected to return on Friday but the temperature will not rise above 26 degrees in Ocean City, and wind chill values could be near zero.The predicted weekend highs are 37 degrees on Saturday and 41 degrees on Sunday.last_img read more

News story: Companies House named Employer of the Year at Wales HR Awards

first_imgOur HR team and Chief Executive Louise Smyth receiving the Employer of the Year award.Darwin Gray’s Head of Employment Law and HR Fflur Jones said: We’re absolutely thrilled that all the hard work we’ve done with our brilliant colleagues to make Companies House an exceptional place to work has been recognised. We’ll continue to find creative ways to ensure everyone can flourish and keep working as one to achieve great results. Launched in 2017, the awards ceremony is the flagship event of the Wales HR Network, a leading professional thought sharing and networking group created and run by Cardiff-based commercial law firm Darwin Gray and Acorn, Wales’ leading recruitment specialist.Hosted by the BBC’s Sian Lloyd, the awards recognise the best HR professionals at all levels, from apprentices to directors, and organisations as a whole across various industry sectors in Wales – showcasing the commitment, hard work and achievements of individuals and teams within the HR profession over the last 12 months.Director of People Transformation at Companies House, Angela Lewis said: See the full list of 2019 Wales HR Awards winners. Director of Operations for South Wales at Acorn Recruitment Maria Larcombe added: Companies House has achieved some fantastic things through their employees and are a deserving winner of Employer of the Year. Its Flourish programme has championed diversity and inclusion to achieve ‘a real sense of community’ throughout the organisation. It’s been absolutely fantastic to see so many excellent HR professionals come together to showcase the talent within HR in Wales. Employer of the Year is always a tough category for the judges and this year was no exception! With some high-quality contenders, Companies House was a well-deserved winner, showing demonstrable improvements for their employees and workplace culture.last_img read more