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Swiss regulators add 41 more domains to igaming blacklists

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter More than 180 websites have now been blocked from operating in Switzerland since the blacklist system was introduced last year. Swiss regulators add 41 more domains to igaming blacklists Regions: Switzerland 10th December 2020 | By Robert Fletcher Comlot latest blacklist has 13 new additions, three of which were also featured on the new ESBK list in, and AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The latest edition of the ESBK blacklist features 31 additional domains, including,,,,,, and Tags: Blacklistcenter_img Email Address First published in September 2019, the blacklists are updated on a regular basis, highlighting domains the ESBK or Comlot are operating illegally in Switzerland. Topics: Legal & compliance Legal Legal Swiss gambling regulators Eidgenössische Spielbankenkommission (ESBK) and the Inter-Cantonal Lotteries and Betting Commission (Comlot) have added a further 41 domains to their blacklists of unlicensed igaming operators ESBK’s updated blacklist also includes two domains running the Betadonis name, three registered as Bet-at-home, two as Playamo and another two as Wonclub. Other new additions to the Comlot blacklist include,, and read more

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MCB Group Limited ( Q32010 Interim Report

first_imgMCB Group Limited ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Financial sector has released it’s 2010 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about MCB Group Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the MCB Group Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: MCB Group Limited (  2010 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileMCB Group Limited is a financial holdings company that, together with the several subsidiaries running under it, operates in three clusters; banking, non-banking financial and other investments. The non-banking financial sector is involved in factoring and leasing while the MCB Capital Markets Limited offers services such as corporate finance advisory, asset management, stockbroking, private equity and registry. The Group also assists micro and small entrepreneurs. The services offered by the company include, offers current, savings, and foreign currency accounts; fixed and term deposits; personal, educational, motor, green, and housing loans; term loans; and working capital finance, term funding¸ structured finance, private equity finance, and leasing services, as well as credit and prepaid cards. MCB Group Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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In Western Massachusetts, ministry brings veterans together for food, camaraderie

first_img Rector Washington, DC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Veterans Jeff Neipp, left, and John Kelley, center, with the Rev. Christopher Carlisle in Northampton, Massachusetts. Photo: Heather Beasley Doyle[Episcopal News Service — Northampton, Massachusetts] John Kelley wasn’t comfortable talking about Vietnam with a non-veteran in the room. He said so, directly, from the end of a large conference table, the emotion in his voice quieting everyone else. He’s tall, at least 6 feet, with long white hair and a white beard that brushes against his chest. A cloth mask patterned with American flags covered much of his face and beard, drawing attention to his eyes.Kelley, 75, is a husband and father. He’s also an Army veteran who served 15½ months in Vietnam. When he returned from the war to Northampton, Massachusetts, he eventually started his own trucking business, choosing to be alone most of the time — not for a year or a decade, but for 50 years, until he retired four years ago. As his schedule became less demanding, memories of the war came back to him more frequently; he could no longer avoid the past. “I’m an easygoing guy, but when it comes to Vietnam, it’s hard for me,” he told Episcopal News Service in March. For decades, he didn’t tell people he served in Vietnam, but he’s comfortable talking about it with other veterans. And from the time that he retired until the pandemic, he got together with several dozen of them every Wednesday at the local Building Bridges lunch.A community ministry of the Diocese of Western Massachusetts, Building Bridges hosts regular lunches for veterans in towns around the diocese. The pandemic has shifted meals from sit-down comfort food to grab-and-go bags; it has not impacted the ministry’s planned expansion into the neighboring Diocese of Massachusetts and possibly New Hampshire. With all veterans eligible for the vaccine and a tent at the ready, the first eastern Massachusetts site should launch in Swansea next month.Veterans having lunch before the pandemic at Building Bridges in Leominster, Massachusetts. Photo courtesy of Chad WrightIn 2012, Western Massachusetts Bishop Douglas Fisher contacted the Rev. Christopher Carlisle about starting a housing ministry for female veterans. Fisher’s time as a U.S. Military Academy chaplain had connected him with veterans, and he knew that while men leaving the military could access transitional housing, females had limited or no access to the same transitional services. He asked Carlisle, who had founded Cathedral in the Night, a Northampton street church serving homeless people, to lead the effort. When that idea failed, Carlisle and Steve Connor, then a Veterans Affairs officer, decided on a ministry with a simple premise: offer a free lunch at the World War II Club to local veterans and an optional guest, no expectations, no strings attached.“For the first three months or so, we’d get one veteran, three veterans, two veterans, and it wasn’t looking terribly promising,” Carlisle said. Three months in, about 25 veterans began showing up each week. “And then it really took off” in 2013, Carlisle said. By early 2020, 60 to 70 people gathered regularly for the Northampton lunch. In all, about 300 gathered for lunch across Building Bridges’ five weekly sites, while up to 200 gathered monthly in four other towns.Of Massachusetts’ nearly 7 million residents, 323,253 were veterans in 2017. In 2019, an estimated 19 million Americans, or nearly 6% of the population, had served in the military. Most served during the Gulf War (7.6 million) or the Vietnam War (6.3 million), while fewer than half a million World War II veterans were still alive. Women comprise about 10% of veterans, a percentage reflected at Building Bridges’ lunches.Kelley feels comfortable and safe at Building Bridges, where “people feel like your brothers and sisters,” even among generations of peers, including post-9/11 veterans he’s met who served more tours in Afghanistan than he did in Vietnam. Connor, now director of Central Hampshire Veterans’ Services, said that younger veterans are equally, if not more, protective of their Vietnam War, Korean War and World War II elders.John Paradis with CNN’s Anderson Cooper at a forward operating base near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border in 2006. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Air ForceVeterans face “distinctive health issues related to their military service and are more likely to suffer from trauma-related injuries, substance abuse and mental health disorders than people who have never served in the armed services,” according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Transitioning from the military back to civilian life can make things harder.“There’s an adjustment, no matter who you are, leaving military culture and coming into the civilian culture,” said Connor, who has cooked for Building Bridges and promoted the program. “It’s a shock, as big of a shock as boot camp was taking you out of the old culture.”Connor served on an aircraft carrier from 1977 to 1979. He left the Navy two years early, after surviving a sexual assault involving a colleague, something he first talked about 12 years ago. Many veterans don’t address the emotional effects of their military experiences, Connor noted. “People who didn’t face it or didn’t work through it — for instance, me — it comes back,” he said.Every few weeks, Building Bridges features a speaker or program specific to veterans’ mental and physical health needs, and while it is a diocesan offering, only two lunch sites are churches. Carlisle, who isn’t a veteran, has learned that many feel judged or dismissed by organized religion. Attendees appreciate his subtle pastoral presence. “It’s really just bringing people together,” Fisher said. “It’s Eucharistic, right?”That simplicity has yielded profound effects; it’s common for veterans to say that the ministry saves lives. Connor and other veterans interviewed for this story talked about the social isolation felt by many veterans; studies show that veterans, even noncombatants, are at a higher risk of suicide than the general U.S. population.“I can’t count how many times I’ve had veterans come up to me and say they wish Building Bridges was nationwide,” said Associate Director Chad Wright. “Food gets them in the door. Camaraderie keeps them coming back.”Veteran Richard Rice in his Northampton, Massachusetts, studio. Photo: Heather Beasley DoyleLike others, Northampton resident Richard Rice initially went to Building Bridges for the food. The Vietnam War veteran and sculptor spoke to ENS in his studio, where fine white dust covered everything. At 80, he still practices psychiatry part time, but estimates that he spends 70% of his days alone, sculpting. Five years ago, Rice planned to get a lunch to-go from Building Bridges; he said he didn’t “feel worthy” of joining the other veterans. After completing medical school, he’d spent two years in the Army doing research at a military hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. “Some of those guys were fighting for their lives,” Rice said of the other lunch-goers. “All I did was kill frogs and do experiments on their eyes.”From left, Chad Wright, Renee Yannutz-Robinson and Robert Mott at the Building Bridges lunch in Greenfield, Massachusetts. Photo courtesy of Chad WrightAccording to Wright, who served two years of active duty in the National Guard during the Gulf War and six years in the reserves, anyone who has served one day in any branch of the military is welcome at Building Bridges. Rice couldn’t imagine feeling comfortable there, but people invited him to join them. They were friendly and smart — and they didn’t judge him. Building Bridges provides two meals, Rice said: the food on the table and the people around it, “and they’re both nourishing.” Since that first lunch, Rice has reflected on his shame as a noncombatant Vietnam veteran; he felt tainted. He’s beginning to understand that his feelings aren’t unusual. “I’m starting to see that that just may not be me,” he said. “It might just be what it’s like.”It initially surprised Rice that a church would host veterans, asking for nothing in return, with little or no religious elements to the meal. John Paradis, who served in the Air Force from 1989 until 2009, said that though one might not attend an Episcopal church service, the sense of belonging veterans get at Building Bridges is powerful enough to restore their faith in humanity after serving and then seeking their place in American society upon return. “There’s true spirituality that goes with that,” he said. “It can be magical.”Paradis’ last role in the Air Force was as a public affairs officer. His family moved nine times in 20 years. He struggled when he retired from active duty, which was also hard on his wife and children. Referencing Sebastian Junger’s book “Tribe,” Paradis highlighted the clash between, on one hand, military units’ sense of purpose, community and interdependence and, on the other, the isolation and independence of civilian American culture, in which veterans are often pigeonholed as either broken or superhuman. “It’s really important to give veterans an opportunity to tell their stories,” he said.Veteran David Hill playing the bugle during a pre-pandemic Building Bridges lunch in Greenfield, Massachusetts. Photo courtesy of Chad WrightDuring the pandemic, veterans have continued to pick up bagged lunches or have them delivered. They catch up outside or in open garages, including Kelley’s, as Carlisle plans for the future: The World War II Club closed for good, prompting a search for a post-pandemic venue. He’s also working to secure enough funding to sustain the program’s administration long term, as Building Bridges’ website and social media presence become more robust. The hope is increased communication with veterans, but Carlisle isn’t sure how many people will use it. “Word of mouth among veterans is huge,” he said.Awareness has already spread elsewhere in the state. The Diocese of Massachusetts plans to launch its first Building Bridges site later this spring at Christ Church, Swansea. The diocese’s missioner for networking and formation, Martha Gardner, is planning the debut with the Rev. Alan Hesse, rector, and Christ Church parishioner Dave McCarthy. McCarthy is a Vietnam veteran connected with the eastern Massachusetts veteran community, in part through Vet to Vet. Christ Church will invite veterans and their families to a Saturday morning breakfast prepared by parishioners.As Building Bridges expands, Carlisle sees a specific dynamic as the key to the ministry’s success. “The critical element that inspires a healthy Building Bridges culture is gratitude,” he said. Americans who have had little contact with veterans, he added, need to let go of “historical prejudices and notions that veterans aren’t part of my life, and realize they are — and have to be.”– Heather Beasley Doyle is a freelance journalist, writer and editor based in Massachusetts. 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Touching Haka from Under 20’s in honour of fallen hero Jerry Collins

first_imgTuesday Jun 9, 2015 Touching Haka from Under 20’s in honour of fallen hero Jerry Collins In their U20 match against Argentina, the New Zealand juniors paid tribute to the late Jerry Collins, who tragically died in a car crash in France a few days ago. They performed a special prematch Haka, with direct reference to Collins and his family.Former teammate of Collins with both the All Blacks and Hurricanes, Tana Umaga, was watching on from the sideline as he is part of the U20 coaching setup.It will have been a tough few days for him personally, as he and the entire rugby community have mourned the loss of such a prominent figure. The young players were all too aware of the enormity of what happened, and performed this special Haka to honour a player who inspired so many, both on and off the field.While to some it may just look like another variation of a Haka, what they actually said is what made it so touching. In the intro they made reference to Collins and his partner, and then they say Rest in Peace – ‘moe moe ra, moe moe ra’ in Maori.There is also an acknowledgement of their baby, and they wish the fallen two to their final resting place. It’s a beautiful personal message from the team, and one worth sharing.Catch up on all the U20 World Championship Highlights herecredit: sky sport nzADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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UrbanLeaf can live with the word “chugger”

first_img Howard Lake | 29 August 2005 | News 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. UrbanLeaf can live with the word “chugger” “It would be great if the job face-to-face fundraisers do was seen as what it is; positive, effective and worthwhile. And it would be great if the fundraisers themselves were seen as dedicated, well-trained and compassionate people, rather than a nuisance out for their own financial gain. “But I don’t think we should take ourselves too seriously and if thats what people call us, that’s what they call us. Face-to-face fundraisers come in for all sorts of abuse from all sorts of people every day, they always have and always rise above it. Being called a chugger is frustrating but no more than that really.”Clive argues that there has been a steady improvement in professionlism as the industry has matured and also as it has become more regulated. UrbanLeaf, whose clients include Scope, World Vision and UNICEF, says that it achieves very few public complaints, “often zero for an entire campaign.” It attributes this to the quality of the fundraisers it recruits.Clive concludes: “so the whole “chugger” thing is probably something we’re stuck with – but hopefully it’s not a term used by the people who actually stop and see what face-to-face is really about.” Tagged with: Individual givingcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  34 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis “Chugger”, the pejorative term for a face-to-face street fundraiser, is now in the Oxford Dictionary of English, but street fundraising company UrbanLeaf is relaxed about the term.Clive Hanks of UrbanLeaf admits that the face-to-face fundraising industry does not like the word “chugger”. It is of course disrespectful and based on popular misperceptions of the medium, how it operates and what it achieves. But the word is here to stay, and there’s little that the industry can do about it at this stage. Clive thinks fundraisers will just have to live with it and demonstrate through their professionalism how unwarranted it is. Advertisementlast_img read more

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Police cordon set up around newspaper Set KZ publishers

first_img January 15, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts KazakhstanEurope – Central Asia News RSF_en Regional newspaper editor harassed after investigating real estate scandal News Help by sharing this information Reporters prevented from covering Kazakh parliamentary elections to go further October 30, 2020 Find out morecenter_img February 5, 2021 Find out more KazakhstanEurope – Central Asia May 20, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Police cordon set up around newspaper Set KZ publishers Organisation Follow the news on Kazakhstan Kazakh police on 20 May 2005 threw a cordon around Vremya-Print, the publishers that print the newspaper Set KZ, formerly Respublika that has been banned on the orders of the culture ministry. The 8am operation was designed to ensure the newspaper did not appear. The newspaper‚s journalists held a press conference later the same day to protest against the decision that they say is completely illegal, since Set KZ has obtained all the necessary legal documents to be registered.————————————————————6 May 2005 Appeal to president after closure of major opposition newspaperReporters Without Borders has protested in a letter to the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev against the Kazakh authorities’ decision to close opposition weekly Respublika and its sister papers Respublika Delovoe Obozrenie and Respublika Analitichesky Ezhenedelnik. “This order to close a major opposition newspaper, through a highly dubious court ruling, constitutes a serious attack on pluralism of information in Kazakhstan,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said in the 6 May letter. “Reporters Without Borders is concerned about this escalating deterioration in press freedom. A climate of repression towards the opposition should not be allowed to take hold in the country, following the overthrow of the regime of President Askar Akayev in neighbouring Kyrgyzstan, for fear of seriously destabilising the entire republic of Kazakhstan.””We call on (President Nazarbayev) to immediately put an end to these unacceptable pressures and this hounding by the courts of a major opposition weekly. The legal system cannot be used as a tool in hands of the executive to silence dissident voices. This is not worthy of a democratic country.”The appeal court on 4 May upheld the decision of the Almaty regional court on 25 March 2005, ordering the liquidation of the company Bastau, owner of Respublika., a decision already protested by Reporters Without Borders. The opposition weekly and Bastau now have ten days to lodge an appeal against the decision before the Supreme Court.They were taken to court for having picked up in an article carried by Respublika Delovoe Obozrenie on 20 January 2005 an interview with Vladimir Jirinovsky, leader of the Russian nationalist party Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR), in which he criticised Kazakhstan’s policies towards its Russian neighbour. An editorial in Respublika agreed with Jirinovsky’s remarks, which led to the authorities charging the paper with “violating the integrity of the Republic of Kazakhstan.” The Ministry of Information, Culture and Sport sent a notice to the paper on 5 May ordering its immediate closure based on the ruling of the appeal court without further explanation. In fact, Respublika Analitichesky Ezhenedelnik, sister paper of the opposition weekly, changed proprietor in February and no longer belongs to Bastau. The edict closing the newspaper is therefore completely illegal.The ruling was sent to all publishing houses in Almaty as well as to all distribution companies in central Kazakhstan. The weekly’s editor, Irina Petrushova, who has been living in exile in Russia since 2002 after receiving death threats, has decided to cancel the paper’s next edition. It was devoted to the assassination attempt against opposition leader Jarmahan Tuyakbay, in Shymkent in the south of the country.Respublika was forced to halt publication in similar circumstances in May 2002, when following a complaint from the Culture ministry, the firm PR-Konsalting, the paper’s previous owner, had been liquidated. News News Kazakh reporter accuses police of attacking herlast_img read more

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Suspect, Motive Still Unknown in Altadena Fatal Drive-By Shooting

first_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News 13 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img latest #1 Suspect, Motive Still Unknown in Altadena Fatal Drive-By Shooting By KEVIN KENNEY, Senior Reporter Published on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 | 5:17 pm Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies gather near the scene of near Canyada Avenue and Figueroa Drive in Altadena where the victim of a homicide was located on February 16, 2020. Picture courtesy LASDSome details have emerged about Sunday’s fatal drive-by shooting in Altadena that left a 45-year-old man dead — but the suspect remains unknown and the victim’s name has not yet been released.Homicide investigators from the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department continued to work the case on Tuesday, and asked that anyone with information call them at (323) 890-5500.According to the Sheriff’s Department’s Information Bureau, the incident occurred around 1 p.m. in the 2400 block of Canyada Avenue, with Altadena deputies responding following a report of shots fired.A department news release said the unknown suspect fired multiple rounds at the victim before driving away. No motive was known.When deputies arrived, they found a man suffering from at least one gunshot wound to the upper torso near Canyada Avenue and Figueroa Drive.The victim, identified by the Sheriff’s Department only as a 45-year-old black man, was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead, the department said.The county coroner’s office told Pasadena Now on Tuesday that it was not releasing the ID of the victim, pending notification of his next of kin. The coroner identified the victim as an African American male in his 40s.According to the Sheriff’s Department, investigators had identified a residence of interest, but that location was cleared by the Special Enforcement Bureau.No suspects were taken into custody, and there was no additional information immediately available, a Sheriff’s Department public information officer told Pasadena Now on Tuesday.There still was some unclarity about how Sunday’s events played out, however.At the time, KCBS’s Cristy Fajardo reported that detectives said the victim was shot while driving and continued for about a block and a half before stopping at a home, where he exited the vehicle and collapsed.The sheriff’s department temporarily closed the eastbound and westbound lanes of Figueroa from Lincoln to Casitas Avenues for an investigation.Anyone who might prefer to provide information on the shooting anonymously is asked by the Sheriff’s Department to call the “Crime Stoppers” hotline at (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use a smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google Play or the Apple App Store, or use the website HerbeautyDo You Feel Like Hollywood Celebrities All Look A Bit Similar?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Female Fashion Trends That Guys Can’t StandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Fashion Tips Are Making Tall Girls The Talk Of The TownHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty18 Ways To Get Rid Of HiccupsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Wear Just Anything If You’re The President’s DaughterHerbeautyHerbeauty Business News Community News Make a comment More Cool Stuff Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Residents in Inishowen impacted by water outage

first_img Residents in Inishowen impacted by water outage Homepage BannerNews Google+ Twitter Facebook Previous articleGardai in Donegal issue warning over scams in circulationNext articleHopes to have full NCT tests restored to Carndonagh this week News Highland Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 A number of homes in the Dumfries area could be without water for much of today due to an overnight pipe burst. It’s understood that the the burst pipe is near the North Pole Bar and a number of nearby properties have been affected as a result.Irish Water is aware of the situation and is aiming to have the service restored at around 3pm. Twitter Harps come back to win in Waterford WhatsAppcenter_img Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Pinterest Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows By News Highland – November 24, 2020 WhatsApplast_img read more

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Texas trooper Chad Walker dies five days after being shot in ambush

first_imgTexas DPS/TwitterBy Morgan Winsor, ABC News(WACO, Texas) — A Texas state trooper and married father of children has died five days after being shot in an ambush last week.Texas Highway Patrol Trooper Chad Walker was ambushed on Friday evening while responding to what he apparently thought was a disabled vehicle parked on the side of a rural road just outside of Mexia, a small town about 40 miles northeast of Waco. Walker, who was alone, pulled up behind the vehicle and was shot in the head and abdomen before he could get out of his patrol car, according to a statement from Todd Snyder, regional director of the Texas Department of Public Safety.“Our DPS family is absolutely heartbroken at the loss of one of our brothers in uniform who was killed in the line of duty,” DPS Director Steven McCraw said in a statement announcing Walker’s death. “Texas Highway Patrol Trooper Chad Walker was committed to protecting the people of Texas. His sacrifice will never be forgotten, and we ask that you keep his family, friends and colleagues in your prayers during the difficult days ahead.”Law enforcement officials had said on Tuesday that Walker “no longer display[ed] signs of valuable brain activity.”“After extensive life-saving efforts conducted by the Baylor Scott and White medical professionals, it has been determined that Trooper Chad Walker no longer displays signs of viable brain activity and he remains on life-support until he can share the gift of life as an organ donor,” the Texas Department of Public Safety said in a statement Monday. “This final sacrifice embodies Trooper Walker’s actions throughout his life and service as a Texas Highway Patrol Trooper. The Walker family is grateful for the continued support and prayers as they remain at Chad’s side.”Snyder alleged the suspected gunman, identified as 36-year-old Dearthur Pinson of Palestine, Texas, saw the patrol car and “immediately emerged from the driver’s seat of the disabled vehicle armed with a handgun and fired multiple rounds at Trooper Walker through the patrol unit’s windshield.” Pinson then allegedly walked back to his vehicle, retrieved a backpack and fled the scene on foot, Snyder said.Walker, who had been a member of the Texas Department of Public Safety since 2015, was transported to a Waco hospital in critical condition. Counselors and a Texas Rangers chaplain have been with Walker’s wife and their 15-year-old son, 7-year-old twin daughters and 2-month-old baby girl, according to Snyder.Since the shooting, more than $200,000 has been donated to Walker’s family via an online crowdfunding campaign to assist with the family’s medical expenses.On Saturday night, Pinson was found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound in a house in Mexia, where he had barricaded himself during a standoff with authorities, according to a statement from the Texas Department of Public Safety.The Texas Rangers are leading the investigation into the incident.According to criminal records, Pinson had a history of run-ins with the law. In November 2007, he was sentenced to a maximum of 10 years in prison for armed robbery in Texas’ Houston County.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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This week’s news in brief: pay floor formula

first_img Previous Article Next Article This week’s news in brief: pay floor formulaOn 14 Nov 2000 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. The Engineering Employers’ Federation has called on the Government to set future rises in the National Minimum Wage according to a pre-determined formula. Ministers should base the formula on a retrospective analysis of basic pay rates across the economy, not on movement in average earnings, the EEF said.Stakeholder studyJust less than half of employers do not understand stakeholder pensions, even though there are only six months to go before they are introduced, research has revealed. Pensions administration specialist the FPS claims 49 per cent of companies it surveyed do not know if the pensions will be in place by April 2001 and 42 per cent did not know if they will contribute to the pensions.Equality workshopsLondon Underground, with partners RMT and Aslef, has won government funding for a programme of workshops on equality for women and people from ethnic minorities. In all, 41 organisations including Birds Eye Walls, Thames Water and NHS trusts have been given £1.4m by the DTI under its Partnership fund scheme. Unison strike ballotUnison has announced its industrial action ballot timetable for members in higher education establishments. The ballot, which closes at 10am on 21 November, could see 60,000 Unison members in universities and colleges of higher education taking strike action. Print fears unfoundedFears that digital technology could wipe out the Welsh print industry are unfounded, according to a leading academic. Dr Tim Claypole, of the University of Wales in Swansea’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, said all industry sources predict growth in the market. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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