iGB Market Monitor: February 2019

first_img With the rising tide of populism putting many industries in the political firing line, the gambling sectors in Italy and Poland are unfortunately no exception. In Italy, the economy is showing signs of the business-bashing policies of the ruling coalition government, having slipped into technical recession the past two quarters. A far more positive outlook is found in Denmark, however. Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Casino & games Regions: Europe Central and Eastern Europe Nordics Southern Europe Poland Denmark Italy Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Marketing & affiliates Sports betting Poker Slots With the rising tide of populism putting many industries in the political firing line, the gambling sectors in Italy and Poland are unfortunately no exception. In Italy, the economy is showing signs of the business-bashing policies of the ruling coalition government, having slipped into technical recession the past two quarters.While the dot.it sector turned in an impressive performance in 2018, GGR breaking through the €1.5bn barrier having hit the €1bn landmark just two years previous, it will also have to contend with the small matter of all forms of advertising coming to an end this July.In Poland, government concerns over the proliferation of illegal gaming machines are shaping the policy response to gambling more broadly, and we are, according to report author Scott Longley, seeing “the controlling instinct of the ruling right-wing Law and Justice party permeate into the online world”.With non-monopoly operators only allowed to offer sports betting taxed at an unsustainable rate of 12% of turnover, national lottery monopoly Totalizator Sportowy launched its Playtech-powered casino offering totalcasino.pl in December.With this unlikely to capture any significant share of the dot.com gaming market, logic would suggest a subsequent rethink of this policy by the government but no one there is “holding their breath”, according to Longley.A far more positive outlook is found in Denmark however, where recent growth trends continued into the third quarter and the Danish Gambling Authority has been focusing its efforts on combatting the remaining black market and maintaining the high degree of channelisation to dot.dk brands.We hope you enjoy this latest edition of the Market Monitor and don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any comments or suggestions.Click on the e-reader below to view the full Market Monitor. 21st February 2019 | By Stephen Carter Tags: Card Rooms and Poker Online Gambling Slot Machines iGB Market Monitor: February 2019last_img read more

Rugby World’s Christmas gift guide

first_imgWooden Spoon Christmas jumper£19.99If you’re going to wear a Christmas jumper this year why not Wooden Spoon’s Christmas jumper and support the children’s charity of rugby.Rugby Ball cufflinks£14.99 & FREE deliveryStylish silver rugby ball cufflinks, these are clearly a must-have for any rugby fan. Arrives in in a gift box with a plaque that can be engraved – an absolute bargain.England 3 Piece Christmas Gift Set£25.00For someone who has a recent arrival. Get them on the rugby bus early.Open Side: The Official Autobiography£20.00 £12.85A powerful new book by Sam Warburton, the former Wales and Lions captain, lifts the lid on the physical and mental strains that led him to quit playing rugby at just 29 Japan Rugby Shirt£80.00 £44.99 Celebrate the real heroes of the 2019 World Cup.Signed Rugby World Cup 2019 Memorabilia from Firma StellaFrom £199.99100% Authentic autographed Rugby Memorabilia. All items come with a Certificate of Authenticity & free UK delivery. From England to Wales, Sexton to Barrett, Farrell to All Blacks there is a perfect Christmas gift for any rugby fan.England Rugby calendar£9.99 £7.49 with code ENGRUGBYCALMake sure you don’t book a children’s birthday party for the same weekend as an important match!Rugby World subFrom £19.49 PLUS a £5 M&S voucher for yourselfGive the gift that keeps on giving with an annual magazine subscription.  It offers an all-round comprehensive package of rugby action, timely results and fixtures along with images that capture the excitement and passion that define this high-impact sport. England Nylon Strap Watch£45.00 £27.00Know someone who is always late to training? LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Best presents for rugby fans this yearcenter_img You need something to hang above the fire! In the most wonderful time of the year, buying presents can sometimes prove to be a nightmare and it can be tough to be original when buying for that person who loves rugby.Picking out good Christmas for a rugby fan can be an arduous task, with so much on offer.Rugby World Cup 2019 – Official review DVDPre-order for £10 (release date November 25)Banners in Japanese streets coming down and SA’s victory tour is drawing to an end but you can still relive all of the RWCEngland Christmas Stocking£8.00 Don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for all the latest news from the the world of rugby.last_img read more

‘Career ready’ out of high school? Why the nation needs to…

first_img Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSthe conversation.com Previous articleApopka Police Department Arrest ReportNext articleApopka’s biggest story of 2017: 11 finalists emerge Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 By Anthony P. Carnevale, Andrew R. Hanson, and Megan FasulesEditor’s Note: First published in theconversation.comUnlike old-fashioned vocational education, high school-level career and technical education doesn’t really prepare people for jobs directly after high school. While the stated end goal of K-12 education in America is for students to be “college and career ready,” the reality is the existence of career-ready high school graduates is a myth. The expectation that high school produces career-ready adults in a 21st-century economy is unrealistic and counterproductive.While there have been efforts to revive vocational training in high school, it has become clear that, for today’s students to be prepared for tomorrow’s jobs, all pathways must lead to a credential with labor market value, such as a certificate, associate’s degree or bachelor’s degree. Good jobs that only required a high school education, in blue-collar fields and the military, have declined, while the jobs that took their place in fields like healthcare, information technology, and business services require more than a high school education.On average, CTE courses comprise only 2.5 out of the 27 credits high school students earn, not nearly enough coursework to prepare students for an entry-level job with a career ladder. What’s more: CTE “concentrators” – that is, students who take at least three CTE courses – and who don’t go on to obtain a college degree, certificate or certification earn 90 cents more per hour than concentrators.This matters because – as we’ve shown through research here at the Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce – half of young adults are failing to successfully launch their careers. If we fail to recognize that the game has changed and that high school is no longer enough, we will also fail to prepare future generations for tomorrow’s jobs.Not your parents’ high schoolThe movement away from the tightly focused job training in high school – and toward the richer mix of academic and career-related learning in CTE – began in 1983 with the publication of “A Nation at Risk.” That seminal report urged the nation’s schools to adopt a set of new academic basics that stripped K-12 education of its vocational mission and watered down academic track in favor of a highly standardized academic college-prep curriculum for all students. The shift was driven by both changing economic and political realities – specifically, the postindustrial restructuring of the American economy and the criticism that vocational education put advantaged and disadvantaged students on separate educational tracks.At the same time, it became clear that high school degrees no longer provide enough general or career-specific education to prepare young people for good jobs.Since the 1980s, the relationship between education and careers has changed in other profound ways. The narrow job-specific training provided by traditional vocational courses, such as auto mechanics, was no longer enough in an economy where skill requirements were constantly rising at a fast pace. In modern economies, narrow vocational preparation at the high school level leaves workers without enough general education to land middle-class jobs.Toward a college prep curriculumFurthermore, in an increasingly diverse society, many policymakers in the ‘80s and ’90s became convinced that narrow vocational and academic tracking by race, class and gender was inefficient and unfair. This tracking left poor and black students in shop class and women in home economics – a reality that was characteristic of the comprehensive high school curriculum that had been in place since the end of WWII. Such tracking created indefensible differences in education and career opportunities for people from different backgrounds.With vocational education and the watered down education track removed, the K–12 system became the host for a standards-based academic curriculum designed to prepare students for college and life in a modern democracy – but not for work in a particular job.As a result of the curriculum reforms since 1983, there is no longer much room for career preparation in high school. For instance, an average of 22 of the 26 credits required for a high school degree are reserved for academic courses necessary to meet state graduation standards in subjects such as English, math, and science.Because of the shift from vocational to academic preparation, high school curriculums have become one-size-fits-all. They no longer have a direct relationship with most college majors or careers. Career preparation has shifted to the postsecondary sphere. Even the much heralded Career Academies haven’t been shown to land students in living wage jobs, even eight years after graduation.CTE programs – commonly in healthcare, agriculture, and business – that gradually replaced the old-style job training provide little actual job training. Compared with traditional vocational training programs, CTE is available to a much broader diversity of high school students by race and class. As a result, CTE today is much less likely to be accused of tracking by race, class, and gender.Modern CTE programs have multiple functions. CTE programs provide hands-on learning models. They also provide employability skills such as communication, teamwork, problem-solving, initiative and self-management. Those skills are portable across occupations and different work settings. Modern CTE programs also help foster career exploration across in-demand career fields. But there is substantial room for improvement.How CTE must changeWe first have to recognize that the current vision is only working for half of our young adults. That is, less than half of young adults earn a bachelor’s degree, associate’s degree or industry-recognized certificate postsecondary credential – the current standard for career readiness – by the age of 30. The advantaged half of our high school students earn college degrees, and most, if not all, move on to successful career pathways.Our research shows that among those who earn college degrees and certificates, the vast majority make more than the average high school graduate.Recent developments in federal policy, such as the Every Student Succeeds Act, are not enough to meet the challenge of helping the forgotten half of young Americans. The act includes the words “career readiness,” but the career-ready high school graduate only exists in the collective imagination. Similarly, reauthorizing the Perkins Act, the chief federal funding source for CTE, would be a positive step. Ultimately, however, the major reforms must take place at the state or regional level.In the best cases, a handful of states, like Delaware and Tennessee, are successfully developing pathways to in-demand careers. Middle school students are exploring careers that suit their talents and interests. High school students are gaining employability skills and practical work experience in career fields so that they are ready to shop for postsecondary programs in their junior year.We must scale up this new model in more states and cities across the country and invest more in programs that connect education to work. Only then will we reach the forgotten half of young adults who aren’t making it in today’s economy.last_img read more

The Big Give asks people to #DonateYourCommute for NET appeal

first_img“The outbreak of coronavirus is a global and national emergency, with many people suffering, not just from ill health but also from the economic and social impact. This is why we are delighted to be partnering with The Big Give for our Coronavirus Appeal, so people who need it can get support as quickly as possible.” Melanie May | 19 March 2020 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 The Big Give asks people to #DonateYourCommute for NET appeal The Big Give has launched a match funding campaign to raise funds for NET’s coronavirus appeal, and is doubling the first £200,000 donated.Partnering with the National Emergencies Trust (NET), all donations made through The Big Give’s Covid-19 Emergency Appeal will go to NET’s appeal, which launched yesterday, to be distributed to charitable organisations and community foundations serving those affected by the coronavirus across the country.The Big Give is calling on the public to #DonateYourCommute, and give the amount they are saving on their daily travel costs if they are now working from home, or whatever they can afford to give.The Big Give’s Covid-19 Emergency Appeal will double the first £200,000 donated through its crowdfunding website, with matched funding provided by the Reed Foundation and the Reed family.Entrepreneur and philanthropist Sir Alec Reed CBE, founder of The Big Give, said: “Never in my lifetime has the UK faced a health crisis of this breadth and scale, requiring us all to think and do things differently, rallying around our communities. The coronavirus will have a huge impact on so many families; their lives and businesses alike.“I hope that this match funding appeal will inspire those that are able to give to do so, encouraged by the concept that their donation could be doubled to support the people and communities that have been hit hardest by the virus.”The Chairman of the National Emergencies Trust, Lord Dannatt, said: Advertisement  479 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1  478 total views,  2 views today Tagged with: COVID-19 match funding The Big Givelast_img read more

Rogare announces new project exploring how to study the history of fundraising

first_imgBoyd said: The project will be run as a discussion or study group, on a social media platform yet to be decided, with teams to explore each of these research questions, and other research areas as and when they arise. The so-called ‘social problem’ of fundraising (a term used by Beth Breeze in her 2017 book The New Fundraisers) – how and why fundraising has caused so much unease with the public in the past and what is the media’s role in addressing, solving or exacerbating the ‘social problem of fundraising’. The role of women in the development of the profession/organisation of fundraising Fundraising thinktank Rogare launches a new project today, on the history of fundraising. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The project launches with a paper, One Damn Ask After Another – How Should We Study the History of Fundraising, which states that there are only a handful of book chapters and papers that consider the history of fundraising, many of which it says, take ‘a rather superficial approach, where historical facts are attributed to the actions of a few remarkable people (usually men)’. Advertisement Decolonisation of fundraising Tagged with: research Rogare Why do so many people fall into fundraising by ‘accident’? National fundraising histories, particularly in non-English speaking countries The team will be looking to expand the people engaged with this project, particularly as it starts to add and explore various research questions, so anyone who would like to be a part of this project, is invited to reach out to Boyd on LinkedIn. Alternatively, she can be reached by emailing Ian MacQuillin at Rogare at [email protected] Melanie May | 12 May 2021 | Newscenter_img Rogare announces new project exploring how to study the history of fundraising More accurately, it says, the project is about the historiography of fundraising – looking at how fundraising ought to be studied, the questions about the history of fundraising that ought be explored, and the historical research techniques and approaches that should be adopted in doing so. Initially Rogare has assembled a team of fundraisers to get the project up and running, many of whom have studied history and are versed in historical research methods, with the project led by Rhyannon Boyd, head of fundraising of the Forever Friends Appeal at Bath NHS Foundation Trust, and a history graduate of the University of York.  480 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis However, it points out, there are alternative social, cultural and economic lenses through which to study history, and recommends these approaches to explore a series of research questions to shed new light on the past, present and future of the profession. Histories of particular types of fundraising “When we study the historiography of fundraising, we must proactively seek out and critically analyse sources and interpretations to give us context, voices and stories of those not traditionally heard through the ‘Great Man’ approach or a simple chronology of events. How we study the history of fundraising enables us to examine and critically question the cultural, political, social and economic influences across time that have formed the narratives around how our profession has developed and what we believe to be true. “I very much invite you to contribute your thoughts and ideas to this project, which I am delighted to lead. I very much hope that by shining a light on the historical analysis of fundraising that fundraisers now and in the future can better understand the errors of the past and shape future success.” More information about the project, as well as the paper One Damn Ask After Another, can be found on the Rogare website. Research questions already identified in the paper include: About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

Berkeley City Council refuses to counter cops

first_imgBerkeley, Calif.“Don’t Believe the Hype,” released in 1988 by Public Enemy, still rings true today in Berkeley. Local media call the July 14 City Council decision to study and curtail police actions a victory. Black students, led by Youth Protect the Bay and a community coalition to defund the police, say otherwise.As James Baldwin so aptly put it, “I can’t believe what you say because I see what you do.” This quote could apply to the council’s refusal to approve the only concrete resolution: to defund the Berkeley Police Department by 50%. This “liberal” council would not even second a motion by one brave councilmember to censure Berkeley Police Chief Andrew Greenwood for his racist and abusive statements against protesters.Berkeley High School student organizers gather on sound truck before June 9 march through Berkeley to protest police terror. Credit: WW Photo: Judy Greenspan.Since late May when police murdered George Floyd and Breonna Taylor’s murder became public, Berkeley High School’s Black students have led rallies and demonstrations in the streets. The students called for Berkeley educators and other members of the larger community to  support their efforts against police violence.The only city government member who responded to the students is District 2 City Councilmember Cheryl Davila, who crafted a real plan with timelines to immediately begin defunding BPD by 50%. A coalition of students, community organizations and anti-racist activists have coalesced around this demand.On June 9, Black students led a militant march through Berkeley to address a special City Council meeting focused on the Black Lives Matter movement. That night, the council voted to prohibit the use of any tear gas during the COVID-19 pandemic. When media asked Berkeley Chief Greenwood what police would do to stop demonstrators if they couldn’t use tear gas, he said, “Firearms. We can shoot people.” (Berkeleyside, July 14)Angered by Greenwood’s response, Black high school students from Oakland and Berkeley continued to organize and marched to the Berkeley Police Department on July 13. They “camped out” in front of the BPD until 11 p.m. that night to support Councilmember Davila’s resolution to defund the BPD.People back call to defund cops The next day, over 300 people participated in the City Council meeting either in person or via Zoom. The audience overwhelmingly backed Davila’s resolution to defund. Many people criticized the council for refusing to vote no confidence for the police chief. The council bypassed Davila’s resolution and passed a series of weaker resolutions limiting the participation of the police in traffic stops and mental health calls. However, none of the resolutions that were passed addressed the broader issues of police brutality and the cops’ systemic racism.Berkeley’s history and reputation of being a hotbed of radical thought and action has worn thin over the past several decades of police terror and gentrification. Now its image has been further tarnished by the refusal of the Berkeley City Council to address the real issues. It is up to the Berkeley and Oakland students and the progressive anti-racist surrounding community to keep up the struggle to not only defund the police, but abolish it forever! Reach out and support at #standwithblackyouth.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Mark Johnson: the Board of Trustees’ chairman and his vision for TCU

first_imgHunter Geiselhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/hunter-geisel/ Facebook World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution The Texas Christian University stone sign on S. University Dr. Behind it is Sadler Hall, which offices administration, financial services and the Registrar. Students react to statewide texting and driving ban Welcome TCU Class of 2025 ReddIt ReddIt TCU hangout closes its doors, college ministry considers buying property Hunter Geiselhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/hunter-geisel/ Hunter Geisel Linkedin Hunter Geiselhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/hunter-geisel/center_img TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history St. Stephen Presbyterian reopens Christian Education Building after vandalism Hunter Geiselhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/hunter-geisel/ Facebook Twitter + posts printAs the TCU Board of Trustees gets ready to meet next week, the new board chair Mark Johnson is ready to see his goals put into action.New Board of Trustees chair Mark Johnson. (Photo by Gregg Ellman)Johnson was elected in the spring of this year and already has a positive vision for the university.“I would very much like to see the university thrive,” he said. “I would love it to continue to see it thrive as I think it has over the last several years. We have had many great leaders in the past, and I’ve certainly had benefitted from what they’ve been doing. We all benefit greatly from what they’ve done for us.”Maintaining this vision revolves around these criteria: academic and athletic excellence and focusing on areas that have become priorities through TCU’s strategic plan Vision in Action: Lead On, such as strengthening endowment and the growth of the future medical school, Johnson said.“It will involve really everyone from the bottom of the board, administration and faculty, as well as students,” he said. “Everyone really coming together and honing that plan, if you will, for the next five to ten years.”To achieve academic excellence, Johnson said he wants to see TCU preserve the improvements made to its academic profile, such as the continuation of the teacher-scholar model, where students are involved in various disciplines and come to know and understand their subject matter to apply it in their careers.“There are so many areas of strength, and so it’s a continuation of that and bringing in the best professors and improving the academic profile of all of those things,” he said. “Preserving what has worked so well and just improving on that is how I look at that.”For athletics, Johnson said he wants to see student-athletes get more involved off the field and understand the value of their sport.“It’s not just about winning; it’s about involving the student in athletics and an athlete being involved in the community at large as well,” he said. “Athletics is very much a part of growing up and being a part of a team and learning to work with others — all of those good things, too.”As for the endowment, Johnson said the growth in investments and fundraising will focus on providing student scholarships and providing faculty chairs.“Those are probably two of the main areas that the endowment will have an impact and support the university as we go forward and really continuing to build that academic excellence that we want to strive for,” he said.One of the other major priorities Johnson and the board are focused on is also the new medical school and program.“We’re really getting our arms around the MD program, and that’s going to be such an evolutionary opportunity for this university,” he said. “I think we’re focused very much on that as being what’s going to be something that’s new and very much will change the university in a very good way.”If you want to be involved with the Board of Trustees and administration with furthering Johnson’s vision, students can attend forums along with attending the student relations committee and Student Government Association meetings.“I know it’s busy studying and that takes up most of everyone’s time and it should, but to be involved at that level would be really exciting to know you have that input to do what ultimately happens here is great,” Johnson said. “To be a part of that process is really wonderful.”To learn more about Vision in Action: Lead On, visit strategicplan.tcu.edu to find other ways you can get involved with TCU’s strategic plan. Student organization hosts haunted house for Halloween Previous article‘No pressure’ for Kenrich Williams entering his senior seasonNext articleStudent organization hosts haunted house for Halloween Hunter Geisel RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Linkedinlast_img read more

Happy Birthday to Meabh and Saoirse

first_imgAdvertisement There is a big birthday celebration taking place at Bunratty Castle and Folk Park on Sunday 23rd February as Meabh and Saoirse – Bunratty’s resident Irish wolfhounds – turn two years old!To celebrate the occasion Shannon Heritage, part of the Shannon Group, is holding a big birthday bash at Bunratty Castle from 1pm – 4pm.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up There will be a variety of activities and entertainment for all the family taking place during the afternoon including face-painting, a kiddies disco, a LEGO play and performances from the very popular Konor the Clown.Pictured with Irish Wolfhound Meabh at Bunratty Castle and Folk Park are Breesha Shinners (age 8) and her brother Eoinín (age 4) from Limerick.Don’t miss the opportunity to sing Happy Birthday to Meabh and Saoirse as the wolfhounds are presented with a very special birthday present of a neckerchief at 2pm. Both Meabh and Saoirse are looking forward to having all their fans and friends there for the special occasion! Speaking about the birthday celebration, Niall O’Callaghan, Managing Director of, Shannon Heritage said: “Since coming to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, Meabh and Saoirse have really made themselves at home and are proving to be really popular with our visitors. We are proud of our great team here that takes excellent care of Meabh and Saoirse ensuring that they are very happy at Bunratty Castle.“This will be a great celebration with a fantastic afternoon of entertainment. It’s not every day you get to have a birthday party for two Irish wolfhounds.”The two Irish wolfhounds were named after Shannon Heritage ran a competition on its Facebook page where it invited members of the public to suggest potential names.Entries were received from all over Ireland, UK, India, US and as far afield as New Zealand. In the end, Tipperary Lady, Charlotte Bond was chosen as the winner. Her suggestion of Meabh and Saoirse was chosen from over 1000 names. WhatsApp NewsHappy Birthday to Meabh and SaoirseBy Meghann Scully – February 12, 2020 565 Facebook Previous articleFarrell and O’Donoghue released from Irish camp ahead of Munster’s Pro14 returnNext articleWATCH: Larkham full of praise for Ireland’s Munster contingent Meghann Scullycenter_img Linkedin Email Print Twitterlast_img read more

Existing fuel allowance season extended by 4 weeks

first_imgFacebook Linkedin Covid antibody testing opens to public at Shannon Airport RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ‘Everything tells us we are moving forward’ Twitter WhatsApp Government announces phased easing of public health restrictions NewsCommunityPoliticsExisting fuel allowance season extended by 4 weeksBy Cian Reinhardt – April 7, 2020 1491 Mass COVID testing to take place at University of Limerick following fresh outbreak of virus among student population center_img Print TAGSCommunityCoronavirusCovid 19Fuel AllowanceLimerick City and CountyNewspolitics Institute of Public Health addresses loneliness as a challenge to national health in light of Covid-19 restrictions Email Limerick health chiefs urge public not to withhold information on virus contacts, as they investigate “complex and serious outbreaks” across midwest region Advertisement Previous articleRadiographers in UHL making everyone smileNext articleThe Easter Bunny given the green light for this weekend Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] Winter photo created by Dragana_Gordic – www.freepik.comFINE Gael Minister, Patrick O’Donovan has confirmed the fuel allowance season is to be extended by four weeks for eligible customers.The Limerick County TD has said the extension is in response to the COVID-19 emergency and says his government colleagues have “committed to extending the fuel allowance season by four weeks” which will see the current season run to Friday, May 8 from April 10.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Minister of State said, “At a time where we wish people to stay at home to stay safe, it makes perfect sense to extend the Fuel Season for existing eligible customers on a once-off basis, in order to ensure the most vulnerable groups are provided with additional targeted financial supports in a timely and efficient manner.”O’Donovan noted that the extension will “ensure those in receipt of this payment have one less thing to worry about” and will allow people to stay “safe and warm” at home for the coming period.The Fuel Allowance payment is made to over 370,000 of the most disadvantaged households in the country including pensioners and those with disabilities, who are most at risk of fuel poverty.The current fuel allowance season is paid at a rate of €24.50 per week for 28 weeks, with the current season due to finish on April 10, and will now be extended to Friday, May 8.last_img read more

Calcutta HC Judge Justice Protik Prakash Banerjee Passes Away

first_imgTop StoriesCalcutta HC Judge Justice Protik Prakash Banerjee Passes Away LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK2 July 2020 9:22 PMShare This – xCalcutta High Court judge Justice Protik Prokash Banerjee passed away on Friday morning due to heart failure. He was 51 years old.He was elevated as an additional judge of the Calcutta High Court in September 2017.He enrolled at the bar on January 25, 1995 and practised in the Calcutta HC.Son of Late Mukul Prokash Banerjee, Senior Advocate and past Secretary of the Bar Association of the…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?LoginCalcutta High Court judge Justice Protik Prokash Banerjee passed away on Friday morning due to heart failure. He was 51 years old.He was elevated as an additional judge of the Calcutta High Court in September 2017.He enrolled at the bar on January 25, 1995 and practised in the Calcutta HC.Son of Late Mukul Prokash Banerjee, Senior Advocate and past Secretary of the Bar Association of the High Court at Calcutta, and the late Lekha Banerjee, Advocate,  Justice Banerjee was educated at Calcutta Boys’ School and University College of Law, the University of Calcutta.While at the Bar, he wrote commentaries on several subjects, including the Bengal Excise Act, the Essential Commodities Act, the Original Side Rules and the Appellate Side Rules, which went into more than one edition. He was a guest lecturer at NUJS taking contract, company and drafting “clinic” classes and till elevation, used to write a blog on Lawoctopus, under the name “Protik Da”.As a judge, he has delivered judgments upholding individual liberties and gender equality. In a case concerning denial of child care leave, Justice Banerjee observed “patriarchy is inconsistent with the normative demands of democratic constitutionalism, its persistence is a continuing threat to democracy”.Last year, he had passed an order granting interim protection from arrest to Rajeev Kumar IPS, in the sensational CBI vs Kolkata police case, after framing a question of law : “Can CBI seek custodial interrogation of a person who is not an accused in the case?”.He had also framed questions regarding the validity of the Central Bureau of Investigation in a case and referred the issues to the larger bench.He also recused from hearing a case on the ground that the lawyer was his ‘Facebook friend”. Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more