BGC urges Welsh government to protect industry jobs

first_img7th May 2020 | By contenteditor The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has called on the Welsh government to extend the Business Rates Retail Discount to include betting shops, bingo halls and casinos in order to help protect industry jobs in the country. Tags: OTB and Betting Shops AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address Regions: UK & Ireland Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Casino & games Finance Legal & compliance Bingo BGC urges Welsh government to protect industry jobs The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has called on the Welsh government to extend the Business Rates Retail Discount to include betting shops, bingo halls and casinos in order to help protect industry jobs in the country.The UK government in March expanded the new scheme to cover such venues, meaning they will receive 100% business rates relief in recognition that they had to close as part of measures to slow the spread of novel coronavirus (Covid-19).However, current Welsh government policy stipulates that the discount does not apply to betting shops, which the BGC said will put jobs at risk across the sector.According to the BGC, Wales hosts over 300 betting shops and four casinos, and if the national government does not amend its policy, all of the venues may be at risk of permanent closure and over 2,000 people could lose their jobs.BGC chief executive Michael Dugher wrote to Welsh finance minister Rebecca Evans to outline his concerns about the current policy.“Without assistance with business rates relief, similar to that offered to other sectors in Wales, including other parts of the hospitality, leisure and entertainment industries, there is a real danger that betting shops and casinos will permanently close leading to the direct loss of over 2000 jobs in Wales,” he said.“Betting shops, bingo halls and casinos in England were thrown a lifeline when the UK government announced it was extending its business rates relief scheme to cover their premises as well, recognising the contribution they make to the economy, to sport and the vital part they are playing in the national effort and in communities to cope with the virus.”The change in UK government policy regarding the scheme came after the BGC hit out at the initial proposals, at the time describing the decision to exclude casinos and gambling clubs “bizarre”.“I don’t for a single second think that the Welsh government is saying that 2,000 workers in Wales who are employed in the regulated betting industry are less worthy of the support they get in England, but we urgently need a re-think on rates,” Dugher said.“These 2,000 jobs are hardworking men and women with bills to pay and families to care for. Their jobs are worth every bit as much as someone doing the same job in England.” Bingolast_img read more

TSL Limited (TSL.zw) 2010 Annual Report

first_imgTSL Limited (TSL.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2010 annual report.For more information about TSL Limited (TSL.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the TSL Limited (TSL.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: TSL Limited (TSL.zw)  2010 annual report.Company ProfileTSL Limited, listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange, participates in the auctioning of tobacco, printing and packaging, supply of inputs to agriculture, storage and distribution services. The Company was founded in 1957 and through the energetic pursuit and implementation of a diversification strategy has grown to become a significant player in its chosen spheres of operation.last_img read more

Barbarians v Australia – verdict

first_img James O’Connor, here eluding Seru Rabeni, has given the Wallabies a genuine new option at fly-half OUCH. The Barbarians-Australia match (11-60) proved a damp squib, with the Baa-Baas losing interest after they got too far adrift on the scoreboard early in the second half. The number of missed or half-hearted tackles was shocking and their failure to execute a simple two-on-one embarrassing, writes Alan Pearey.The guy from the NZ Herald summed it up: “The Baa-Baas were so bad they couldn’t even transfer the ball via the hands from one player to the next – known in some quarters as a pass. Not on the same page? Some of these guys were reading Solzhenitsyn, some Seuss.”It was a true baptism of fire for league star Sam Tomkins (who took his try well), and a commendable first start at ten for Wallaby James O’Connor, who looked a natural in the position and kicked 20 points. But he may have to alter his kicking style after Peter Stringer was allowed to shut down one of his conversions. O’Connor waves his foot a bit to steady himself and some opponents interpret this as the start of his run-up, so they start racing off the try-line to charge him down. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 26: James O’Connor of The Wallabies escapes the tackle from Seru Rabeni of the Barbarians during the Killik Cup match between the Barbarians and Australia at Twickenham Stadium on November 26, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)center_img It provided a light-hearted moment in a game full of tries but devoid of thrills. “It’d have been better if the Aussies had played Harlequins,” remarked one spectator. More of a contest, yes, but less of a draw – 51,000 is a decent crowd in anyone’s book.I watched the game with some guys from le coq sportif, the French company who sponsor the Wallabies. They’re the official boot partner (the boots are green and yellow) but in practice lots of players have individual contracts. At the recent World Cup only one team adopted a single boot brand – New Zealand wearing adidas.last_img read more

Friday Funnies – Nigel Owens is straighter than this lineout throw

first_imgFriday Oct 24, 2014 Friday Funnies – Nigel Owens is straighter than this lineout throw Referee Nigel Owens has always fancied himself as a bit of a comedian on the field. The openly gay referee has actually done a bit of stand up comedy in his time, and also happens to be arguably the best referee in the world these days.While he’s been criticised as liking the spotlight a bit too much at times, there’s no denying that he is a funny man, and if he lets the game flow and positively influences some of the classic matches we’ve seen of late – particularly in the Rugby Championship – then more power to him.In the Harlequins vs Castres European Rugby Champions Cup game last Friday night Owens was on hand to spot a very skew Dave Ward lineout throw, and delivered this well timed comment.If you didn’t know already, Owens is gay, so the not straight comment was as amusing as it was refreshing to hear. You’d imagine it probably threw the front rowers slightly though.You can view more of Owens’ quips in the Related Posts below this, which include him telling off 30 grown men, pointing a player in the direction of a football field, and his ‘This is not Soccer’ line. You can always watch a really interesting feature on him from ITV a few years back, where he talks about stand up comedy, steroid use and contemplating suicide. Those dark days are over, and now he simply excels on the field with his refereeing, and the occasional comedic sideshow.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Funnies Related Articles 29 WEEKS AGO WATCH: American reacts to brilliant Nigel… 29 WEEKS AGO Video of John Kirwan apologising while wearing… 29 WEEKS AGO Simon Zebo reveals how ‘absolute lunatic’… 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 TodayNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports10 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

Sam Lousi banned again, this time for a brutal high tackle

first_imgThursday Oct 15, 2020 Sam Lousi banned again, this time for a brutal high tackle Sam Lousi has been banned again after a high tackle he made against Glasgow Warriors this past weekend. The Scarlets second row was shown a straight red card after the incident was reviewed by referee Frank Murphy and the TMO on hand.ADVERTISEMENTLousi was shown a red card under Law 9.13 – a Player must not tackle an opponent early, late, or dangerously. Dangerous tackling includes, but is not limited to, tackling, or attempting to tackle an opponent above the line of the shoulder even if the tackle starts below the line of the shoulders.The Disciplinary Hearing was handled by Roddy Dunlop (Scotland) and it was accepted that the Player’s actions warranted a red card for foul play.The incident was deemed a mid-range offence, which carries a six-week suspension.Due to the Player’s previous disciplinary record (red card for punching incident, February 2020) the Judicial Officer could not offer full mitigation, therefore, resulting in a four-week suspension.Lousi is free to resume playing from midnight on 9 November 2020 and was reminded of his right to appeal.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart 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

FIACC now available for free

Tagged with: Digital Advertisement  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Following a sponsorship deal, FIACC, the Fundraisers’ Information and Communications Consortium, is now available online for free. The site offers a supplier listing, a resource centre, and a library of transcripts of articles and lectures.“The site is aimed at the individual fundraiser and we hope it offers good information and support,” said Alba Lewis, founder of the site. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 24 October 1999 | News FIACC now available for free 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. read more

Legacies – only 27,000 people a year leave a charitable bequest

Richard Radcliffe of Smee and Ford reports on the latest figures on charitable bequests.Richard Radcliffe of probate analysts Smee and Ford writes on charitable will-making in the latest Royal Society of Arts Journal. “Legacies are the single largest source of voluntary income available to charities,” he writes, “accounting for 34% of voluntary income.”They are worth £1.2 billion to charities, five times more than the sum donated by businesses to charities, yet they come from just 27,000 people. “Why is it that 85% of the population give to charity in their lifetime but only 5% include charitable bequests on their death?” asks Radcliffe. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Seventeen per cent of people die intestate – without a will. The probate value of all 237,000 wills each year is £19.8 billion, of which only £1.2 billion is donated to charity. The average female legator dies at 82, compared to the average female who dies at 80. The average male legator dies at 79, compared to the average mail who dies at 77. The average citizen dies at 69 if intestate, 79 if testate, and 82 if testate and leaving a charitable bequest. Hence Smee and Ford’s amusing comment that if you write a will and leave a charitable bequest you are likely to live a couple of years longer.Radcliffe reports that will writing is increasing: intestacy has decreased over the last 10 years, down from 21% to 17%. Unfortunately the percentage of charitable legacies has not increased. Legacies – only 27,000 people a year leave a charitable bequest Howard Lake | 1 April 2000 | News  13 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. read more

Second draw of monday lottery raises £142,000 for charities

first_img  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Last night’s draw of the new monday lottery has raised £142,000 for the five beneficiary charities. In addition over 10,700 winners sharing over £247,000 in prize money in the two draws.Chariot, the company behind the new charities lottery, reported that £142,139 has been raised by monday for this week’s charities – World Wildlife Fund; British Red Cross; Arthritis Research Campaign; National Deaf Children’s Society and DebRA. This brings the total raised for charity after two draws to £292,139. Advertisement Tagged with: Gaming Research / statistics 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Second draw of monday lottery raises £142,000 for charities AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 15 May 2006 | Newslast_img read more

Sarah Nancollas is new CEO of Variety, the Children’s Charity

first_img Tagged with: Management recruitment Variety, the Children’s Charity has announced that Sarah Nancollas, formerly the chief executive of Lepra, has been appointed as its new Chief Executive Officer.She will be responsible for implementing the charity’s strategic plans and management of the charity’s 44 staff members. The charity has a London HQ and regional offices across the country. She will work closely with the charity’s Board of Trustees and Chief Barker, Nick Shattock.Nancollas has over two decades of senior leadership experience in both the domestic and international charity sector, with responsibility for charity management and operations in Africa, Asia and Europe.New CEO Sarah NancollasNick Shattock, Chief Barker of Variety said:“It is a great pleasure to welcome Sarah as chief executive of Variety, the Children’s Charity. We were incredibly impressed by her strong industry credentials, both in the UK and internationally, which will help our charity grow and support more disabled and disadvantaged children across the UK.”Variety, the Children’s Charity, was established in the UK in 1949. Since then, it has raised over £200 million in funds and supported more than 800,000 disabled and disadvantaged children across the UK. The charity has strong roots in the show business and entertainment industries and this shines through their work today.  166 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 Howard Lake | 16 January 2017 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 Advertisement Sarah Nancollas is new CEO of Variety, the Children’s Charity  165 total views,  1 views today 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

‘Make GM pay $4 billion to Flint’

first_imgThe Moratorium Now! Coalition to Stop Foreclosures, Evictions & Utility Shutoffs demonstrated Feb. 10 outside General Motors world headquarters in downtown Detroit. The coalition is demanding GM pay $4 billion to cover Flint’s massive medical needs and completely reconstruct its water infrastructure.Moratorium Now! holds GM responsible for impoverishing Flint, Mich., by closing most of its plants in the city where GM was founded 108 years ago, eliminating 72,000 out of 80,000 jobs. Since 1979, GM has closed over 170 plants, the majority of them in Michigan and 24 of them specifically in Flint’s Genesee County. The selective closings by a company with a history of racism have devastated majority-Black Michigan cities like Detroit, Pontiac, Saginaw and Flint. GM is complicit in the environmental racism that has left 100,000 people without safe drinking water. Signs called on GM to pay reparations to the people of Flint.GM is also responsible for polluting the Flint River with its toxic waste over the past century. The lead poisoning in Flint came about after the city began drawing its water, which was highly corrosive, from the river and then failed to add anti-corrosive phosphates. This corroded the pipes, allowing lead to leach into the water supply.The demonstration was announced Feb. 3 after GM reported its earnings for 2015: an all-time record high of $9.7 billion after paying taxes and interest. A leaflet pointed out GM’s wanton disregard for public safety, going back to the 1920s when GM’s major shareholder, DuPont, developed leaded gasoline to make GM’s engines run smoothly — and knock out competition from Ford. More recently, when GM realized the Flint River water was corroding its engine parts, the company arranged for an alternate water source but did not voice concern about the probable danger that the same water posed to public health.While Detroiters were protesting GM, dozens were demonstrating outside Gov. Rick Snyder’s swank new condo in Ann Arbor, Mich. Others were demonstrating at the state Capitol in Lansing. University of Michigan students held a march even after an event featuring Snyder was cancelled over fear of protests. “Flint Lives Matter” is becoming a rallying cry in the struggle for justice for Flint’s people.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more