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Posted by: | Posted on: April 20, 2021

News story: CMA clears GVC / Ladbrokes merger

GVC Holdings plc (GVC) and Ladbrokes Coral Group plc (Ladbrokes) both supply online betting and gaming services.The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has been carrying out an investigation into the proposed merger. This has found that the merger does not give rise to competition concerns.GVC has a small presence in the UK and only offers services online. The CMA has found that GVC and Ladbrokes are not close rivals and there are many other providers of betting and gaming services online.The CMA looked closely at betting services for individual sports and individual games but found that, in all cases, there will be enough rivals to the merged entity to prevent price increases or a reduced quality of service as a result of the merger.The merger will therefore not be referred for an in-depth investigation.Information relating to this investigation can be found on the case page. read more

Posted by: | Posted on: March 2, 2021

Ween Announces Their Return To Red Rocks Amphitheatre

first_imgAfter being broken up for five years, Ween reunited with a series of performances at the 1stBANK Center in Broomfield, Colorado. A year and a half later, the beloved band will return to the colorful state and make their return to renowned Morrison, CO venue, Red Rocks Amphitheatre!Ween has announced a performance at Red Rocks on July 12th, their first at the famed venue since 2009. Expect lots of excitement when brown meets red! Tickets and more information about the show can be found here. This show marks their sixth-ever performance on the Rocks, but also their first since reuniting. We can’t wait.To get in the mood for the madness to come, be sure to watch Ween’s 2006 Red Rocks performance in the video below.last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: January 26, 2021

University salutatorian reflects on time at Notre Dame, hopes to inspire others

first_imgLove Osunnuga, a Granger, Ind. native, frequently visited Notre Dame to attend the “Physics for Everyone” lecture series with her high school’s science club. Osunnuga, now Notre Dame’s class of 2020 salutatorian, said the experience was a key influencing factor in her decision to pursue science and join the fighting Irish family. Looking back on her four year journey, Osunnuga is thankful for the experiences she has learned. “Notre Dame has taught me to think critically… I appreciate how it has broadened my horizons and allowed me not to be stuck in the STEM mentality,” she said. Osunnuga will be graduating from the University of Notre Dame with a 4.0 grade point average as an honors mathematics and biological sciences double major. She is a member of the University’s Glynn Family Honors Program, Phi Beta Kappa honor society, a Notre Dame Stamps Scholar and has been on the Dean’s List since her freshman year. She has also been awarded prestigious honors in both her fields of study, as the recipient of the College of Science Dean’s Award and the GE Prize for Excellence in Mathematics. After graduation, Osunnuga will be attending the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania as a 21st Century Scholarship recipient to pursue her Doctor of Medicine. Perelman was Osunnuga’s top choice out of her nine medical school acceptances. “I want to do academic medicine. I hope I can also keep doing research and then do clinical practice, actually working with patients,” Osunnuga said. “I am considering specialities in dermatology or neurosurgery.”Her interest in medical research began after taking a cellular biology research course with Dr. Michelle Whaley as a sophomore. The following summer, Osunnuga continued to pursue her passion for research by studying pancreatic cancer and immunology in Dr. Robert H. Vonderheide’s lab at the University of Pennsylvania, where she first experienced her future medical school. She then continued to do research as a junior in Notre Dame Professor Crislyn D’Souza-Schorey’s lab during the school year on Von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease, a rare disease that causes tumors to arise throughout the body. Other experiences that helped foster her interest in medicine were her extracurriculars. As a freshman, she was advised by a senior pre-med student in the Building Bridges mentoring program on opportunities for aspiring doctors on campus, leading to her joining the Biology Club and Multicultural Pre-Medical Society, which she became secretary for as a junior. “I loved being involved in Biology Club, it gave me a lot of interactions with other biology majors and allowed me to attend a lot of events.” said Osunnuga. “I helped out with the biology research networking dinner all four years.”During the past four years, she also volunteered at and served as an emergency room medical scribe at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center in Mishawaka, shadowed physicians in Spain through a winter break program and she was a chemistry and math tutor, an ONEXYS coach and a coordinator for the math bunker.Osunnuga also believes it is important to take time for things you are passionate about. The summer after her freshman year she took a break from medicine to take part in an education teaching Summer Service Learning Project at the Robinson Learning Center in South Bend. “I didn’t want to do medicine that summer because I thought I would be doing a lot of medical related things after that,” she said. At the center she taught classes in music theory, geography, crocheting and beginners sign language. Teaching music theory was one of the ways Osunnuga was able to stay involved in music alongside her rigorous coursework. “I’ve played the piano since I was six and the violin since I was 12,” Osunnuga said. Her musical background also led to her working at the off-campus Suzuki Music School as a piano accompanist all four years during her time at Notre Dame. Osunnuga is grateful for her professors who inspired and supported her. “For math, Claudia Polini. She is super smart but also extremely kind. Women in math are so rare and she’s an amazing one.” Osunnuga said. “Dr. Hyde for genetics… Fr. Grove for Theology — there have been a lot of them.”As a child of immigrant parents from Nigeria and a woman of color in STEM, Osunnuga hopes to inspire others to pursue their dreams. “Don’t let other people define you. A lot of people will try to tell you how you should think or act. It’s about embracing your own personality and interests,” she said. “Whatever you do, pursue that with everything you have, that’s most important and will lead you to success and happiness.”Tags: commencement 2020, Love Osunnuga, Notre Dame salutatorian 2020last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: January 18, 2021

Glee Star Jane Lynch to Play 54 Below

first_img Related Shows No news yet as to what Lynch might perform at her summer concerts, but we wouldn’t mind hearing her reprise her terrifyingly hilarious rendition of “Little Girls,” as well as her Glee-ful covers of Madonna’s “Vogue” and Olivia Newton-John’s “Physical.” She’s out of the orphanage, leaving McKinley High, and taking the stage at 54 Below. Glee and Annie star Jane Lynch will make her solo concert debut at the Times Square hotspot this June. The Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner will play four performances June 18 through 21. Star Files Show Closed This production ended its run on June 21, 2014 Jane Lynch Jane Lynch Lynch won Emmy and Golden Globe Awards for her role as Glee’s tough, smart-mouthed cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester. She made her Broadway debut as Miss Hannigan in the recent revival of Annie, and appeared off-Broadway in Love, Loss, and What I Wore and The Real Live Brady Bunch and the Real Live Game Show. Her many screen credits include The 40 Year Old Virgin, Wreck-It Ralph, Julie & Julia, For Your Consideration, Role Models, A Mighty Wind and Best in Show. In addition to acting, Lynch also authored the bestselling autobiography Happy Accidents and hosts the NBC series Celebrity Game Night. View Commentslast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: December 20, 2020

Panamanian Government Dismisses Possibility of Dialogue with Colombian Irregular Groups

first_img Panamanian Foreign Minister Juan Carlos Varela dismissed the possibility of negotiations between the government and groups of Colombian irregulars who may be active in Panama. “We’re not going to engage in dialogue with irregular groups dedicated to drug trafficking, and still less with groups that are trying to recruit young people from the Emberá ethnic group, Panamanian young people from modest backgrounds in that area (of El Darién, on the border with Colombia), in the attempt to get them to join their ranks in order to commit illicit acts,” Varela told reporters. The foreign minister spoke after the existence of an alleged note by the FARC Colombian guerrilla group became public, in which note the group is believed to request a “dialogue” with the Panamanian police, in exchange for not acting against them in Panamanian territory. According to Varela, this is all part of psychological warfare by the FARC, “sending a message to our police that they are co-existing with them in the area and that we should establish a dialogue.” “Our only message here is that they withdraw from Panamanian territory. We’re going to defend Panamanian territory to the last square meter, and what they should do is just take their conflict elsewhere,” Varela said. Previously, the National Border Service discovered and put out of operation a camp in Darién where the Evert Ortega Company of Front 57 of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) was operating. By Dialogo January 24, 2011last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: December 18, 2020

Upcoming fraud trends credit unions should keep in mind

first_imgWith the introduction of new payment technologies, like EMV chip cards and mobile wallets, fraudsters have had to work harder to identify vulnerabilities. As the U.S. works to fully transition to these technologies, it is important for financial institutions (FIs) to have processes in place to address the new fraud trends that will inevitably emerge.To better arm cardholders against potential fraudsters, FIs should also take note of the following four trends:Pain at the Pump: Gas station fraud may be on the rise in the coming year. In 2015, more and more “skimmers” appeared on gas pumps around the nation that hadn’t upgraded to EMV technology. These skimming devices allow fraudsters to easily gain access to credit and debit card information. As the technology of these fraudulent devices advances and becomes more quickly widespread, cardholders must take extra care to protect themselves from fraud while fueling up. By simply identifying gas station terminals that look suspicious, cardholders could save themselves from becoming victims of fraud. Fraudsters Cash Out at ATMs: Until the expected ATM EMV liability shift goes into effect in 2017, ATMs will continue to remain vulnerable. Fraudsters have become increasingly more creative with the technology they use to infiltrate ATMs. A recent news report showed fraudsters in Eastern Europe using malware to infect ATMs and withdraw cash. To help mitigate fraud, FIs can step up the security on their onsite ATMs, make routine physical security checks and enable mobile fraud alerts for cardholders. continue reading » 16SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: October 19, 2020

Indonesia stock index plunges to three-year low amid virus fears

first_imgThe Jakarta Composite Index (JCI) nosedived to a level unseen since March 2017 on Thursday afternoon amid fears over the spread of COVID-19, extending losses recorded by Asian stocks.The main gauge of the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) plunged 2.63 percent to 5,539.38 before lunch break. The figure was the lowest since March 10, 2017 when the index stood at 5,390, Bloomberg data showed.“Market players now are still responding to the novel coronavirus outbreak, which is spreading faster,” Pilarmas Investindo Sekuritas researchers wrote in a note. Topics : IDX trading director Laksono Widodo told The Jakarta Post that the bourse would continue trading after lunch break despite the sharp drop.“We’ll monitor the situation closely,” he said over text message. “We’ve prepared a crisis protocol if it falls 5 percent.”The steep decline was in line with Asian markets.Japan’s Nikkei dropped more than 2 percent, South Korea’s Kospi fell almost 1 percent, the Hong Kong Stock Index slipped 0.84 percent while Shanghai’s index managed to gained 0.41 percent as of Thursday afternoon.“The rising infection cases beyond Chinese shores has certainly raised the pandemic risk,” said Desh Peramunetilleke, head of microstrategy at Jefferies in Hong Kong, as quoted by Reuters. “The current earnings estimates do not yet factor in such risk and are therefore vulnerable to further downgrades.”More than 82,000 people have contracted COVID-19 around the globe as of Thursday afternoon with 2,801 deaths, mostly in China, the world’s second-largest economy.last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: October 18, 2020

Arsenal cannot make Robin van Persie mistake with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, warns Bacary Sagna

first_img Metro Sport ReporterSunday 5 Apr 2020 1:48 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.3kShares Arsenal cannot make Robin van Persie mistake with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, warns Bacary Sagna Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has just over one year remaining on his current Arsenal contract (Picture: Getty)Bacary Sagna has pleaded with Arsenal to learn from their past mistakes and pay whatever it takes to secure the long-term future of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.The club’s record signing has represented outstanding value for money since his £56million move from Borussia Dortmund two years ago.Aubameyang shared last season’s Premier League Golden Boot with Liverpool forwards Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah and is only two behind this term’s leading goalscorer Jamie Vardy, registering 17 goals for an Arsenal side currently marooned in mid-table. The 30-year-old has just over a year remaining on his current deal, however, and although publicly he has maintained he remains happy in north London he is beginning to attract the reported interest of Manchester United, Barcelona and Real Madrid. AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTArsenal were forced to sell former captain Robin van Persie for a cut-price £24million in similar circumstances during Sagna’s time with the club and the former Gunners right-back fears his old side cannot afford a repeat scenario. Advertisement Comment Advertisement Bacary Sagna and Robin van Persie were teammates at Arsenal before the Dutch striker was allowed to join Manchester United (Picture: Getty)‘He can’t go now because Arsenal are on the way to building something strong,’ Sagna told Goal. ‘They can’t afford to lose him. If they have to pay him, then just pay him because if they want someone else of his quality they cost £150m.‘So don’t spend this £150m, just spend £50m and give it to him. It’s the same as van Persie and I think you have to learn from that situation.‘Auba deserves it. I’m not saying that because of his name or because he has scored a few goals. He’s the best striker in the league.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘He is a machine, he has scored many goals for the team. If you want to build something, it has to be around him.‘Giving him the armband gave him some confidence. He is the captain, which means they want him to lead.‘Of course there are other ways of spending money, but I would rather pay him than trying to find a solution with him than losing him and then wasting time trying with someone else, and finding someone else now is very, very difficult.‘It’s like playing chess. You have to be smart. He deserves it, just give it to him.’MORE: Arsenal make offer to sign Layvin Kurzawa on free transferMORE: Man Utd and Arsenal target Thomas Lemar set to be offloaded by Atletico Madrid this summerRead the latest updates: Coronavirus news livelast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: October 17, 2020

BLOG: Governor Wolf Announces Avoided Costs, Waste Prevention as Result of Significant Reduction in SNAP Error Rate (ROUND-UP)

first_img Economy,  Efficiency,  Round-Up,  The Blog Yesterday, Governor Tom Wolf joined the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) to announce a significant reduction in the error rate of the administration of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). This is the latest success in the Wolf Administration’s “Government that Works” effort to spearhead initiatives that save costs, reduce waste, improve efficiency, and reform government programs.Nationally, the SNAP payment error rate was 3.66% in 2014. Since coming into office in January, the Wolf Administration has reduced the food stamp error rate by 58% to 2.01%, which is well below the national average. Furthermore, this reduction represents the largest percentage decrease in the SNAP error rate in a single year in the 29 years that these records have been kept. The change in error rate is estimated to equal a cost avoidance of nearly $35 million.Check out the coverage of the announcement below:Reading Eagle: Gov. Wolf says reduced fraud, errors cut cost of food stamps.“The state’s efforts to modernize the food stamp program and root out fraud has resulted in big savings for taxpayers, Gov. Tom Wolf announced Wednesday at a press conference surrounded by food security advocates. The governor said his administration has avoided handing out $35 million in erroneous payments by reducing the percentage of Pennsylvanians mistakenly receiving too much or too little under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. He credited case workers for the success… ‘This is really a win-win for everyone involved,’ [Joanne Glover, a special assistant in the department of human services,] said shortly after the press conference. ‘Being accountable to those we serve and to the taxpayers was our mission when we started these initiatives.’… Wolf touted the success as one of the many ways his administration is cutting costs and improving efficiency.” [01/20/16]WITF: Food stamps program cutting errors, says Wolf.“The Wolf administration says the state’s food stamps program is making fewer mistakes, marking its lowest error rate in 29 years of keeping records. ‘We’re not giving anything to the wrong people and we’re doing this the right way,’ said Governor Tom Wolf on Wednesday. The lower error rate is estimated to save as much as $35 million in federal money for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Computer system updates have helped drive down instances of overpayment, underpayment, and fraud. Regular bureaucratic check-ups have also helped administrators avoid the most common errors.” [01/20/16]WTAJ: PA reports millions in food stamp savings.“Governor Tom Wolf  says a reduction in errors in Pennsylvania’s food stamp program has saved $35-million dollars this year. The governor says erroneous payments in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) have dropped by 58 percent , thanks to better training of staff. The administration says the state’s Department of Human Services implemented a bi-weekly “Knowledge Check” for staff who work on food stamps to ensure they’re well-versed on  issues that account for the highest number of errors. DHS also provided in-depth training to staff in areas of the state with higher error rates.” [01/20/16]Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: State says error rate for food stamps drops to lowest recorded level.“The state has reduced its food stamp error rate to what officials say is the lowest ever in the 29 years it has been keeping records, to just slightly over 2 percent. Department of Human Services staff credited the improvement to improved technology and better staff training. ‘People from time to time need help … we’re trying to do our best to make this program work for the people who need it,’ Mr. Wolf said. ‘We’re also trying to do our best to make it work for the people who fund it, the taxpayers who fund this program.’” [01/20/16]FOX43: Governor: Pennsylvania SNAP error rates well below national average.“‘Today, we are thrilled to announce that the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services is administering SNAP at historically accurate levels,’ said Governor Wolf. ‘This is an exciting announcement, as it shows success in our work to combat hunger and food insecurity in our state, as well as in our push to create a government that works in Pennsylvania… What all of this means is that not only are the people of Pennsylvania who are eligible for assistance the ones receiving it – and in the correct amount — but we are avoiding $35 million in federal costs by appropriately allocating the funds… This is no small number, and we are proud of the improvement in accuracy and efficiency this represents in a system that Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable populations truly need.’” [01/20/16]LNP: State saves $35 million by cutting errors in food assistance program.“Pennsylvania has cut errors in the administration of the federal government’s main food assistance program by a record amount, Gov. Tom Wolf announced Wednesday in Lancaster… Wolf said cutting the error rate saved taxpayers about $35 million, while ensuring that the Pennsylvanians who receive assistance eligible and that the dollar amounts they receive are correct.” [01/20/16] January 21, 2016 By: Sophie Stone, Deputy Press Secretary BLOG: Governor Wolf Announces Avoided Costs, Waste Prevention as Result of Significant Reduction in SNAP Error Rate (ROUND-UP)center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolflast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: September 26, 2020

Six recognised by Dominica Cancer Society

first_imgHealthLifestyleLocalNews Six recognised by Dominica Cancer Society by: Dominica Vibes News – May 2, 2017 Share Share Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img Share 258 Views   no discussions The Dominica Cancer Society recognized six people and institutions that have donated and assisted it in its cause during its Annual General Meeting on Saturday April 29, 2017. Delia Cuffy-Weekes, Public Relations Officer of the Society, told Dominica Vibes in an interview on Tuesday May 2, 2017 that tokens were presented to the Office of the Prime Minster, Dr. Hendricks A. Paul, Missy Henderson, Dominica Social Security, Pricilla Luke and Lydia Abraham as they have been “very generous towards the work of the Dominica Cancer Society”.During the AGM their collaboration with international partners, who continue to work closely with the Society, was also highlighted. “We keep making the point that we need as much help as we can get because cancer care is very expensive, both financially and emotionally, and we stand ready to assist in whatever way possible,” she said. There is always a call for individuals and cooperate citizens at home and abroad to join them in their fight against cancer Weekes added. “If people do not know how they can help, they can just reach out to the board and we will tell them the different ways how they can assist.”They may choose to assist a particular individual or they may choose to host a fundraising event and donate the money to the cancer society she said. “Because we operate in a very transparent way, they can actually find out where their monies went, which people were helped; that is the way we operate and we hope to continue keeping it that way.”Moreover, she said it is the Society’s hope that cancer patients will have access to all the possible treatments locally. “At present there is actually a dedicated part of the current hospital, which is where the Oncology Department, where the cancer patients do some of their treatment locally. We are hoping, yes that in the future and maybe not the distant future, that we will have access to the other things that we need so that our clients do not need to go out for radiation and some other treatment.”However in the meantime, the Cancer Society continues to work with patients and assist them in any way possible. “So for example that is why we also have our care team, the people who go to visit the patients at the hospital, the people who go and volunteer at the Oncology Department to help clients navigate the system and to feel more comfortable dealing with their particular diagnosis,” Weekes explained.last_img read more