The economy grew less quickly than previously thought in the third quarter, and growth in the second quarter was also revised down, according to official data.The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said GDP grew 0.7 per cent on the quarter, down from the 0.8 percent previously estimated. On the year, growth was revised down to 2.7 per cent from 2.8 per cent. Economists had expected growth to be unrevised at 0.8 percent on the quarter and 2.8 per cent on the year.The ONS blamed the revision on weaker performances i production industries, construction and business services and finance.Growth in the second quarter was also revised down to 1.1 per cent from the 1.2 per cent previously reported following data which showed the construction sector grew less quickly than initially thought.The figures suggest the recovery is less robust than some hoped and will reinforce fears of a sharp slowdown early next year when public spending cuts increasingly start to bite.Balance of payments data released at the same time showed Britain’s deficit with the rest of the world widened to £9.568bn in the third quarter from £5.22bn in the second.Economists had expected the current account gap to widen to £8.55bn. Share John Dunne whatsapp Economic growth revised down whatsapp More From Our Partners Supermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.com Wednesday 22 December 2010 4:49 am Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼
The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has warned that new temporary restrictions on online gambling in Sweden could do more harm to consumer protection than provide help to players. The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has warned that new temporary restrictions on online gambling in Sweden could do more harm consumer protection efforts rather than protecting players.Yesterday (23 April), Sweden’s Minister for Health and Social Affairs Ardalan Shekarabi announced a number of measures to limit gambling-related harm during the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.Among this will see a SEK5,000 (£402/€460/$497) mandatory weekly deposit and a SEK100 cap on bonus offers implemented from 1 June until the end of 2020, as well as limits on playing time. The government also said it is looking at return-to-player (RTP) restrictions.However, EGBA said that while it understands the new proposals are aimed at enhancing consumer protection, it is concerned the measures could instead cause significant harm.It said both the type and nature of the restrictions mean they are not targeted, but could instead encourage players to gamble with unregulated websites. Unlicensed sites targeting Swedish players would not adhere to the new restrictions – and were under no obligation to implement any other consumer protection measures – the association warned. In addition, EGBA said that as the measures would only take effect from 1 June – over a month away – it questioned how effective they would actually be, considering this delay.“In Sweden, gambling advertising spending is down and we haven’t seen evidence that average customer spend is up,” EGBA secretary general Maarten Haijer said. “Even so, there is no compelling evidence that arbitrary restrictions on customer spend have a positive effect on safer gambling.“The measures could actually harm more customers than they protect because customers can easily find black market websites where the restrictions, and any other social protections, do not apply.” Legal & compliance Tags: Online Gambling EGBA raises concerns over temporary Swedish regulations Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 24th April 2020 | By contenteditor Regions: Europe Nordics Sweden Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Legal & compliance
Topics: Legal & compliance Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Swiss gambling regulators the Eidgenössische Spielbankenkommission (ESBK) and the Inter-Cantonal Lotteries and Betting Commission (Comlot) have added a number of websites to their blacklist of unlicensed igaming operators. First published in September of last year, the blacklists are updated on a regular basis, highlighting domains that the ESBK or Comlot say are operating illegally in Switzerland. The ESBK has added a further 33 domains to its blacklist, while Comlot’s updated blacklist includes an additional 12 sites. New websites featured on the ESBK blacklist include Amunra.com, Bitcasino.io and Bitcoincasino.io, as well as two sites each from Boaboa, Cadolla and Casinia. Other sites on the updated list are Casinobuck.com,Casinomia.com, Casoo.com, Cookiecasino.com, Crazyfox.com, Duxcasino.com, Gratowin.com, Greenspin.bet, Kingbillycasino.com and Live.casino. ESBK also singled out two websites from Machance, as well a Masonslots.com, Megapari.com, Oshi.io, Paradisecasino.com, Redping.win, Shangrilalive.com, Slotwolf.com Stakes.com, Syndicated.casino, Vegasplus.com, Wildtornado.casino and Zencasino.com as operating illegally in Switzerland. Meanwhile, the new Comlot list names 22bet8.co, Bahigo35.com, Forzza45.com, Interwetten8.com, Meridianbet.com and Meridianbet.com.cy as illegal domains. Other sites blacklisted by Comlot were Shangrilalive.com – which also appeared on the latest ESBK blacklist – as well as Mybet.de, Svenbet.com, Vulkanbet.com, Webbyslot.com and Wirwetten247.com. Swiss internet service providers are now required to block access to all of the blacklisted websites. The blacklists were last updated in May when the ESBK included 365sb.com, the fourth bet365 site to be blocked, after bet365.com, bet365.it and bet365.dk. Additions to the Comlot list in May included alpenwetten.com, bahigo28.com, exbeteu.com, fortunejack.com and three domains operated by Exclusivebet. Tags: Online Gambling Swiss gambling regulators the Eidgenössische Spielbankenkommission (ESBK) and the Inter-Cantonal Lotteries and Betting Commission (Comlot) have added a number of websites to their blacklist of unlicensed igaming operators. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address 19th August 2020 | By contenteditor Legal & compliance Regions: Europe Central and Eastern Europe Switzerland Swiss regulators expand igaming blacklists
Manufacturers: Bluescope, Local supplier, ThermospanSave this picture!© Sam Reed + Toby ReedText description provided by the architects. The Arrow Studio was conceived as an out of focus, reflective vortex in the Australian landscape.Save this picture!© Sam Reed + Toby ReedOur client Mr. White retired to the countryside near Hanging Rock in Victoria a few years before the project started. His brief was to build a small gallery in the back yard facing the bush, where he could hang paintings and photos and also use as a studio. For security reasons, as well as to maximize hanging space, we were asked to have minimal windows, and for those windows to be framed in a way that intruders could not break in.Save this picture!© Sam Reed + Toby ReedA rectangular cube was ‘pushed in’ at one end, and correspondingly ‘pushed out’ at the other end. This design move made the space, while almost accidentally creating an arrow-like form. The push-pull action allowed us to screen the ends from intruders by using optical timber slats, and still create small views. The windows were small as the walls had to be maximised for hanging space. We sited the studio like a piece of random space junk that has fallen into a back garden facing the field beyond. Save this picture!Section A-A’Save this picture!© Sam Reed + Toby ReedSave this picture!Floor PlanThe budget, not much more than an off-the-shelf garden shed with slab, could not be exceeded. Therefor all walls are ply, which braces the structure and replaces plasterboard on the inside. The galvanised sheets, overlapped diagonally, form a second skin which helps insulate and protects the ply from the harsh conditions. These galvanised sheets created a blurred mirror surface which encloses the space on each side. This creates an effect of a habitable void in the landscape. The roof is an off-the-shelf, insulated roofing system. The studio was built in 10 days.Save this picture!© Sam Reed + Toby ReedThe space between the arrow and the old brick veneer house is a protected outdoor entertaining area, while on the other side the arrow forms a backdrop for entertaining with a view of the bush setting, a place for contemplation. At night the arrow projects light through the timber slats at each end and lights up the garden like a cinema projection booth in a field. Save this picture!© Sam Reed + Toby ReedProject gallerySee allShow lessTangxia Vanke Port-Apartment / PBA Architects + Tumushi ArchitectsSelected ProjectsThe United States’ First Mass-Timber Highrise Receives Planning PermissionUnbuilt Project Share “COPY” Year: CopyHouses•Woodend, Australia “COPY” Arrow Studio / Nervegna Reed Architecture + PH ArchitectsSave this projectSaveArrow Studio / Nervegna Reed Architecture + PH Architects Area: 48 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/873000/arrow-studio-nervegna-reed-architecture-plus-ph-architects Clipboard Photographs: Sam Reed + Toby Reed Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Architects: Nervegna Reed Architecture, PH Architects Area Area of this architecture project Arrow Studio / Nervegna Reed Architecture + PH Architects Save this picture!© Sam Reed + Toby Reed+ 21 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/873000/arrow-studio-nervegna-reed-architecture-plus-ph-architects Clipboard CopyAbout this officeNervegna Reed ArchitectureOfficeFollowPH ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsSteelPlastic#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodendAustraliaPublished on June 09, 2017Cite: “Arrow Studio / Nervegna Reed Architecture + PH Architects” 09 Jun 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
News News to go further Zimbabwean court must free imprisoned journalist who is unwell Receive email alerts RSF_en November 12, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Zimbabwe The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Reports Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono denied bail ZimbabweAfrica Help by sharing this information September 1, 2020 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders is very disturbed by the abduction of freelance photojournalist Shadreck Manyere and attempted abduction of Obrian Rwafa, a reporter with the state-owned Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC), in separate incidents on 13 December, just 10 days after the kidnapping of journalist and human rights activist Jestina Mukoko, who is still missing.“Whoever was responsible, these kidnapping were clearly designed to sow terror among Zimbabwe’s journalists, whose investigative work is more indispensible than ever in the current social, economic and public health situation,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The authorities must do everything possible to identify the perpetrators and instigators and bring them to justice.”Also known as “Saddam,” Manyere was seen for the last time at a garage in Norton, 40 km west of Harare, on 13 December. Sources close to Manyere said he had received a phone call from someone asking to meet him. As he readily agreed, it is believed he knew the caller. His family has not heard from him since then and his mobile phone has been turned off.His wife said that, the day after his disappearance, a group of police officers went to the family’s home and ransacked it.Rwafa said he was outside his home on 13 December when unidentified individuals accused him of lying about the situation in Zimbabwe, began hitting him and forced him into a white car, which then drove off. By wrestling with the driver, Rwafa forced the car off the road and managed to escape. He said the attack seemed to have been politically motivated as his assailants did not try to rob him. He is currently in hospital with head injuries and bruising.George Charamba, the permanent secretary for information and publicity and President Robert Mugabe’s spokesman, has meanwhile twice threatened journalists working for foreign news media, which he accuses of waging a propaganda war against the government.In an interview for ZBC on 12 December, he accused the local bureau of foreign news media of quoting President Mugabe of out context when they reported that he said the government had “arrested” the cholera outbreak. Charamba added that the government was not obliged to accredit foreign news organisations under Zimbabwe’s press law, called the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act.He repeated his threats the next day in a column in the state-owned daily The Herald, accusing the Reuters, AP and AFP news agencies and the France 24, BBC and Al Jazeera TV news stations of “rewriting” the news copy provided by their local staff to “suit their nations’ agendas.” There would be a “robust response,” he added. November 27, 2020 Find out more Organisation December 17, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Concerns grows after more abductions of journalists ZimbabweAfrica
Previous articleAnderson welcomes progress in NW Health Innovation Corridor plansNext articleHorgan: Still alot of work to do in Cup News Highland Gardai appealing for information after weekend van thefts in Clonmany WhatsApp Facebook Homepage BannerNews Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/murphvans.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ By News Highland – September 15, 2014 Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest Gardai are appealing for information after two vans were stolen from a civil engineering firm’s yard at Annagh, Clonmany in the early hours of Saturday morning.One of the vans, which was carrying a quad, was found crashed nearby, the second was subsequently found by the PSNI near Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry.Inspector David Murphy is leading the investigation, and is trying to trace the movements of the stolen vehicles, and also the vehicles the thieves used to get to Clonmany……… Google+ Twitter WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire
Top Stories”Shocking That Girl Who Was Allegedly Sexually Assaulted & Ravaged Was Left On A Railway Platform”: Bombay HC Calls For Corrective Measures Sparsh Upadhyay4 April 2021 9:10 AMShare This – xExpressing its shock over the incident wherein a girl, who was allegedly sexually assaulted and ravaged was left on a railway platform, the Bombay High Court directed the Investigating officer to take corrective measures and trace the victim girl. Reminding the state of its duty to take preventive measures to stop youth exploitation, the Bench of Justice Bharati Dangre…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?LoginExpressing its shock over the incident wherein a girl, who was allegedly sexually assaulted and ravaged was left on a railway platform, the Bombay High Court directed the Investigating officer to take corrective measures and trace the victim girl. Reminding the state of its duty to take preventive measures to stop youth exploitation, the Bench of Justice Bharati Dangre remarked, “There are legislations, which mandate the State in consonance with the imperative mandate contained in the Directive Principles of State Policy, to ensure that the youth is not exploited.” Facts in brief The Court was hearing the Bail Application, where the Applicant was arraigned as an accused under Sections 354, 363, and 376 of the IPC and Sections 8 and 12 of POCSO Act. The FIR was lodged by a passer-by who, in June 2018 noticed an auto-rickshaw with black curtains on all sides and could overhear cry of a girl. When inquired, the auto-rickshaw driver responded by saying that his vehicle was having passengers, however, as the cries of the girl still continued. As alleged by the complainant, he pulled out the curtain of the auto-rickshaw and noticed that one man was forcing himself upon a girl, noticing this, he asked the person to come out of the auto-rickshaw and when he refused, he pulled him out. At that time, the traffic police reached there and the said person was apprehended and the person, who was allegedly apprehended, is the instant Bail Applicant. Girl’s statement The statement of the victim girl was recorded, wherein she submitted that she was 16 years, however, the court noted that not a single document was filed to establish that the girl is of 16 years, and the Investigating Officer did not conduct any ossification test. She referred to the entire incident in great detail and stated that she knew the auto-rickshaw driver for 5 to 6 months and another person, to whom she referred to as the person who committed the sexual assault on her, was alleged to be the brother of the auto-rickshaw driver. She admitted that she was given beer to drink and some food was also served and she relished the food and drink and was in a drunken state.On the other hand, the Applicant submitted that the Girl was into flesh trade and whatever had happened it was with her consent. Court’s observations The Court, at the outset, observed, “Some strange things have surfaced, which surely calls for introspection of all the stakeholders dealing with issues of women, particularly minor girls.” When A.P.P. was asked about the victim and her present status, it was submitted that she continued to dwell on Platform No.1 of Andheri Railway Station. Importantly, the Court remarked, “It is surprising, rather shocking to note that a girl, who had met with a sexual assault and ravage is left on a railway platform in such a manner.” The Court also observed that the Investigating Officer wasn’t aware of any of the provisions of the law, which would have ensured the girl to be taken to some rehabilitation home or correction home. The Court also observed that when it is the case of the prosecution that the girl is a minor, the assistance of the Juvenile Justice Board should have been taken, but nothing had been done. Further, the Court directed the IO, “At least now, some corrective steps be taken to trace the victim girl and take necessary steps as regards the said girl.” The Court also directed that she be subjected to the Ossification Test if no document is available with her as proof of her age. Importantly, regarding the Bail application, the Court said that in any case, till the said picture becomes clear, the Applicant must wait. Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderNext Story
Twitter/@VCFD_PIO(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) — Rescue operations are underway for more than 30 people on a 75-foot boat on fire near Santa Cruz Island, California, Monday morning.Five people have been rescued and 30 people are currently missing, the Santa Barbara Fire Department confirmed to ABC News.“The vessel was reported as being on fire. The a group of crew members has been rescued (one with minor injuries) and efforts continue to evacuate the remaining passengers,” the Los Angeles office of the U.S. Coast Guard tweeted.The Coast Guard added in another tweet that they launched “multiple rescue assets along with assets from local agencies.”The Ventura County Fire Department public information officers said in a tweet that their department responded to the fire at about 3:30 a.m. They said the Coast Guard is “helping support rescue operations for people aboard a dive boat.”The boat was drifting toward Santa Cruz Island, per the Santa Barbara Fire Department, and it was anchored when the fire started to burn. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved
mikeywright69/InstagramBy ELISSA NUNEZ and MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(OAHU, Hawaii) — On New Year’s Eve, pro surfer Mikey Wright was drinking and enjoying the ocean view from his place in Oahu when he and his family saw a woman swept up in the rough waters.As people ran toward the water, he grabbed his phone and started filming to document her rescue. But he realized it soon might be too late to help her.So Wright handed his phone and beer to his wife, took off his shirt, hopped a fence and sprinted toward the water.Within minutes, Wright had pulled the woman out from the water, with help from other bystanders on the beach, his sister’s guidance and their lifesaving surfing experience.After posting a video of the dramatic rescue to his Instagram account, Wright has been hailed a hero. The surfer said he was just in the “wrong place at the right time.”“I didn’t question if I was in danger,” Wright, 24, told ABC’s “World News Tonight” over Zoom Saturday. “I just knew that she needed help.”Wright, an Australian currently in Hawaii for surf competitions, was on Oahu’s North Shore, a stretch popular among surfers due to its big waves.The woman had been taking a video from dry rocks, Wright said, when a “freak” 15-foot wave dragged her out into the ocean.“This lady was in a very tricky situation,” Wright said. “Even for a confident person in the water, that’s not somewhere you want to be.”Wright said he assessed how to best approach the woman to avoid the jagged volcanic rocks and 15-foot swells. His sister, who followed him to the water, also helped alert him to when waves were “doubling up.”“We had to jump over it, because when a wave doubles up like that, it’s got the force of two waves,” he said. “It has like double the strength.”Once they were back on the sand, Wright and his sister checked to make sure the woman was OK and wasn’t knocked around or cut up too much. Luckily, she mostly just had a graze on her wrist, while he made it out with only some scratches down his back, Wright said.“We came out pretty, pretty lucky,” he said.By that point, the woman’s son had also joined them and thanked him for saving her, Wright said.“We stayed there for a little while just to make sure she was OK,” Wright said. “She was just very thankful.”“I think she knew she was in a bad situation,” he added.Wright fittingly captioned the video of the rescue on his Instagram account with “Hold my beer.” In the first part of the footage, several people can be seen running to help the woman as she struggles in the water.“They’re going to get saved,” Wright says, before handing the phone to his wife.“You can’t save him,” someone can be heard saying off-camera, as Wright is then seen running toward the water himself.In the second part of the video, Wright can be seen jumping in the surf. He reaches the woman and starts to bring her toward the shore as waves continue to crash into them. After one final wave, they’re out of harm’s way, as several others come to their aid.Pro surfers praised Wright following the rescue.“You’re a living legend!” Hawaiian Ezekiel Lau wrote in the comments, while Jessi Miley-Dyer teased, “Who needs a cape when you have a mullet.”Others offered a warning.“This lady is so lucky to be alive,” the North Shore Lifeguard Association said on social media. “The North Shore surf can sweep up and grab you at any time. Please be careful!”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Can you make the next 12 months really count as an HR leader not a follower?New Year resolutions always get broken, but one pledge the profession shouldmake – and keep – is to hold back less and be more assertive in driving forwardchange. This year promises to be just as testing as 2002 with continuing uncertaintyover Iraq, turmoil in some markets and business generally having to do morewith less. In this climate, HR has a crucial role to play in improving peoplecapabilities, strengthening the predictability of the business and raisingstandards of operational effectiveness. The future is about creatingorganisations where the people strategies are progressive and unique, where theperformance of the workforce is the differentiator with competitors. If you’re going to make this happen, you can’t afford to sit on thesidelines. HR has to be seen as a utility player, able to lead and inspire allparts of business with flair and versatility. A bolder approach requires trust,understanding and broad business acumen that go beyond core HR skills. Immerse yourself in other parts of the organisation and learn to be moreproficient in all aspects from sales and finance to production and marketing.The board focus is important, but the big decisions are made long before theyreach the CEO and board of directors. Get to know the senior managementstakeholders within the different functions. Listen to their challenges, andrespond with practical, relevant initiatives. Be in the thick of the key debatesand use your expertise to be proactive. Take responsibility, intervene, guideand influence fellow directors. Geoff Armstrong, director general of the CIPD, writing on this page,believes the profession is ready and capable of making a deeper impact. Yethe’s understandably frustrated that so many organisations still fail to developprogressive people management and behave ‘like rabbits frozen in the headlightsof an oncoming car’. Going that extra mile, being more persuasive and refusing to be sidetrackedby doubters will not be easy. But it’s a strident, optimistic HR professionthat is embarking on 2003 and, together with the CIPD, we have every reason tobe positive. By Jane King Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article A proactive stance will give HR impact in 2003On 7 Jan 2003 in Personnel Today