Ladbrokes CEO Richard Glynn to step down next year

first_img Ladbrokes CEO Richard Glynn to step down next year Tags: NULL whatsapp whatsapp Bookmaker Ladbrokes has announced that chief executive Richard Glynn will step down next year after four years with the FTSE 250 company.Glynn took up the role in April 2010 with hopes to transform the business to adapt to the new developments in the gaming industry, particularly around digital services.  Peter Erskine, chairman of Ladbrokes, commented:Ladbrokes has been transformed and is a far stronger company as a result of his work.Richard Glynn said:It has been a privilege to lead Ladbrokes over this crucial phase. I am very proud of the resilience and professionalism the team has shown during this intense period of activity. It is the right time for Ladbrokes to identify my successor.Last month, Ladbrokes revealed that retail director Nick Rust will be leaving the company in 2015 to take up a new role as the chief executive of the British Horseracing Authority.Rust had been with the gaming company for three and a half years and there are no plans as of yet to replace him. Ladbrokes has had trouble keeping pace with rival bookie William Hill, especially in the growing online gambling market. Guy Bentley center_img Share Wednesday 3 December 2014 2:42 am Show Comments ▼last_img read more

A number of Laois playgrounds are open today – but children must be supervised at all times

first_imgHome News Community A number of Laois playgrounds are open today – but children must… NewsCommunity A number of Laois playgrounds are open today – but children must be supervised at all times Facebook Facebook Pinterest Páirc an Phobail Playground, Timahoe Rd, PortlaoiseMountmellick Amenity Area PlaygroundMountrath Amenity Area Playground, Link Rd, MountrathStradbally PlaygroundClonaslee PlaygroundKiln Lane Playground, MountrathLaois County Council will continue to re-open playgrounds over the coming days and will provide regular public updates.However, the council are saying that “children using the playgrounds are to be supervised by a parent or guardian at all times”.Parents or Guardians are required:• To bring their own hand sanitiser for the cleaning of their children’s hands before, at regular intervals during and after use of the playground equipment. In the absence of such sanitation parents or guardians are requested to refrain from allowing their children use of the equipment.• To ensure physical distancing between children• To advise children to avoid touching their face, eyes, nose and mouth.• To ensure children under your care have regard to the safe use of equipment and to the safety of others at all times.• To adhere to the most up to date health advice.Laois playgrounds under council management are in Abbeyleix, Ballylinan, Barrowhouse, Clonaslee, Coolrain, Doonane, Durrow,  Killeen, Killeshin, Mountrath, Mountmellick, Portarlington, Portlaoise, Rathdowney, Stradbally, The Swan and Timahoe.SEE ALSO – Dunamaise Arts Centre appeal for support as theatres across the country battle for survival WhatsApp Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Electric Picnic Twitter Previous articleHairdressers and barbers could be in line to re-open on June 29Next articleDown Memory Lane Podcast: Clough-Ballacolla’s breakthrough success in 2009 LaoisToday Reporter Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter By LaoisToday Reporter – 11th June 2020 Pinterest Having been cooped up at home for three months during the Coronavirus restrictions, parents and children will be delighted to know that a number of Laois’s 19 playgrounds are open again from today.Laois County Council are re-opening their playgrounds on a phased basis but the following are open from today, Thursday, June 11. News WhatsApp Electric Picnic Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival datelast_img read more

The importance of high-speed broadband and a different market – Portlaoise auctioneer highlights a changing world

first_img Previous articleCar sales in Laois in July up on 2019 figures – but year as a whole is still well downNext articleMinor boss calls for age grade to revert to U-18 in 2021 if 2020 season not played Steven Millerhttp://www.laoistoday.ieSteven Miller is owner and managing editor of LaoisToday.ie. From Laois, Steven studied Journalism in DCU and has 14 years experience in the media, almost 10 of those in an editorial role. Husband of Emily, father of William and Lillian, he’s happiest when he’s telling stories or kicking a point. Twitter Facebook Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role TAGSNeala KeatingSherry Fitzgerald Hyland Keating Facebook Pinterest The importance of high-speed broadband and a different market – Portlaoise auctioneer highlights a changing world By Steven Miller – 11th August 2020 She also referenced the number of state jobs, where the staff haven’t been placed on the temporary wage subsidy scheme, and so there should be no change to their mortgage approval.“(The market) seems very good at the moment. A lot of people haven’t been effected by Covid. Lots were (but) in Laois, there is the Department of Agriculture, the prison, An Post, ESB, nurses – their wages haven’t been effected by the subsidy. There is a lot of strong purchasers out there looking to buy property.“Stock will be our bigest problem. We had a housing crisis prior to Covid and we didn’t buil 100,000 houses during Covid so nothing has changed really.”Among the changes that she has had to get used to are virtual tours of the property – while there have been significant changes to viewings now too, with the auctioneers no longer permitted in the house at the same time.You can watch the full interview with Neala here.SEE ALSO – Special measures needed for midlands businesses, say local TDs Twitter “We have huge demand from people who were commuting, who were told previously they couldn’t work from home – but now they can and they are looking for somewhere,” she said.“Internet speed has become a big factor and we’re very lucky in Laois. There are a lot of locations have high speed broadband.“It’s one of the first questions we’re asked now. Ideally I’d like a certificate of proof. It’s like the energy rating. The two most important questions we get asked are the building energy rating and the internet broadband.“I’d love a certificate to say that is the speed you get in a house. It’s very impotrant for people. If you’re going to work from home you will need speed.”She said that previously people looking to buy a three-bedroomed semi-detached house in Dublin would have been looking at a minimum price of about €300,000. In Laois, they’d get far more for that amount of money. Electric Picnic Electric Picnic WhatsApp Home News Business The importance of high-speed broadband and a different market – Portlaoise auctioneer… NewsBusiness RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Portlaoise auctioneer Neala Keating of Sherry Fitzgerald Hyland-Keating has said there should an be official certificate showing the internet speed available in a property, given the huge increase in people working from home following the Coronavirus pandemic.Speaking with Bernie Everard on the Laois Chamber of Commerce interview series, she said that “the two most important questions we get asked are the building energy rating and the internet broadband”.She said that demand remains strong and that there are “still strong purchasers out there”. Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Pinterest News Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival datelast_img read more

North American markets post new record highs on stronger U.S. economic growth

first_img 123RF TSX gets lift from financials, U.S. markets rise to highest since March Canadian Press S&P/TSX composite hits highest close since March on strength of financials sector In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 42.32 points at 28,164.00. The S&P 500 index was up 13.11 points at 3,153.63, while the Nasdaq composite was up 57.25 points at 8,705.18.The Canadian dollar traded for US75.31¢ compared with an average of US75.26¢ on Tuesday.The January crude contract was down US30¢ at US$58.11 per barrel and the January natural gas contract was down US3.2¢ at US$2.50 per mmBTU.The February gold contract was down US$6.60 at US$1,460.80 an ounce and the March copper contract was down 0.15 of a cent at US$2.70 a pound. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Keywords Marketwatch Toronto stock market dips on weakness in the energy and financials sectors Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Related news North American stock markets set new record highs yet again on good U.S. data including a positive revision in economic growth in the third quarter.The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 64.69 points to a record close of 17,100.57. last_img read more

Mortgages drive rise in Q2 consumer debt

first_img Michelle Schriver A see through piggy bank with money coins pogonici/123RF Related news The average debt per person was $73,532 in the quarter, up 2.2% compared to the second quarter of 2019, the consumer reporting agency said.Equifax attributed the increase to a strong recovery in the housing market, as well as mortgage deferrals.“Mortgages were supported by a bounce-back in home sales from the pandemic lows in March and April, alongside increased refinancing activity and higher average home prices,” the release said.Non-mortgage debt (credit cards, car loans, lines of credit) was down as a result of the economic shutdown. Excluding mortgages, the average debt per person was $23,035 in Q2, a decrease of 3% compared to the second quarter of 2019.However, Equifax noted that credit card spending started to rise in June, and was back to pre-Covid-19 levels by the end of that month for those consumers not using payment deferrals on their cards.Since February, more than three million Canadians had used Covid-19-related payment deferrals at some point, the agency said. Those age 35 to 44 were the biggest deferral users, at more than 15%, compared to less than 6% for seniors.For weeks, payment deferrals have been dropping, the agency said.Still, it warned of potential challenges ahead for some consumers as Covid-19 support measures wane.The delinquency rate was up in the quarter: the percentage of non-mortgage debt for which consumers missed three or more payments was 1.24% — an increase of roughly 11% compared to Q2 2019.Equifax said the increase continued a trend from 2019 and didn’t measure the full weight of Covid-19.“Delinquency rates held up relatively well and do not reflect the sharp rise in job losses thanks to the various support mechanisms,” said Rebecca Oakes, assistant vice-president of advanced analytics at Equifax Canada, in the release.“One in five people utilizing deferred payments were already financially stressed prior to the start of the pandemic,” she said. “Some of these consumers may find it harder to recover as support mechanisms start to reduce.” Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Household debt-to-income ratio fell in first quarter: Statscan Ontario unlikely to balance budget by 2030: FAO Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Leading indicators signal steady rebound: OECD Keywords Debt,  Mortgages,  Economic indicators,  CoronavirusCompanies Equifax Canada Consumer debt was up in the second quarter, with the increase driven by mortgages, not debt on other loans or credit cards.Total consumer debt in Canada was $1.99 trillion in the quarter — a 2.8% increase compared to the same quarter in 2019, Equifax Canada said in a release on Thursday. last_img read more

Blue Mountain Coffee Co-Operative Receives New Machines

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Blue Mountain Coffee Co-operative has received three new machines valued at some $12 million, for use at the Co-operative’s operations in Yallahs, St. Thomas.Funding for the equipment, including grading and hulling machines as well as a 5-ton rotary dryer with a furnace, was provided by the European Union under the Eastern Jamaica Agricultural Support Programme (EJASP).Manager of the Blue Mountain Coffee Co-operative, O’Neil Blake, told JIS News that the machines obtained from England would be installed at the Yallahs site as soon as an identified building was repaired. In the meantime, he said the drying, storage, sorting and packaging operations would continue at the Moy Hall Coffee Factory in Cedar Valley in the parish.Last July, the Moy Hall factory suffered extensive damage with the passage of Hurricane Dennis, when the main offices, drying areas and the pulping house were flooded. As a result, the Co-operative’s main office was relocated to Morant Bay. However, the wet part of the operations (collecting and pulping) remained at Moy Hall.According Mr. Blake, the new drying machine would help to boost the drying capacity of the Co-operative.“We have had major problems over the years in terms of being able to dry coffee during our peak period. Certainly the drying machine will help to increase the drying capacity as we seek to improve the efficiency of the factory for our farmers,” he said.Meanwhile, Mr. Blake said the Co-operative was in the final stages in promoting a special brand of roasted and ground coffee, with the brand name Penlyne Castle.”We expect to have a launch of this product in April. We want to start distribution in another week and a half,” he said, noting that the product has been approved by the Coffee Industry Board and the Bureau of Standards Jamaica.“Our website is being finalized now and within another two weeks we should have everything in place to kick start the commercial aspect of the roasted venture,” he explained.He said the Co-operative was exploring several markets and had been getting requests from local and overseas markets, such as China, Europe and the United States. RelatedBlue Mountain Coffee Co-Operative Receives New Machines Advertisements RelatedBlue Mountain Coffee Co-Operative Receives New Machinescenter_img RelatedBlue Mountain Coffee Co-Operative Receives New Machines Blue Mountain Coffee Co-Operative Receives New Machines UncategorizedMarch 30, 2006last_img read more

Four Paths Police Youth Club Re-launched

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Four Paths Police Youth Club (FPPYC) was recently restructured and re-launched following a period of inactivity.Club member, Kimesha Small, informed that the restructuring process, which was spearheaded by Constable Fredi Ferguson, was to increase the level and range of services to meet the needs of the young people of the community.The club, she said, “is now functionally viable” and members can receive training, support, referral, information and “have opportunities to take part in community priorities and in a variety of programmes and events.”These include a mentoring programme, basic computer training, back-to-school support, food drives for the homeless and shut-ins, and annual Labour Day projects.The FPPYC was founded by Woman Sergeant Ella Logan-Pryce in 1990 and is one of approximately 457 such clubs across Jamaica.According to Ms. Small, the club has helped to foster community development and many law enforcement officers have emerged from its membership.Corporal Odane Mulgrave of the Clarendon Police informed that of the 52 police youth clubs in the parish, only 17 are active and come next year, focus will be placed on reviving those dormant groups.“We are putting all the plans in place to hit the ground running in 2010,” he said, informing that more young police officers will be empowered to take up the mantle of leadership within the communities.“We hope that next year, we will be able to empower more young police officers to take up that form of leadership within the communities in which they work so we can have the police youth clubs coming back to take their place in Clarendon,” he said.He urged residents to support the police youth clubs, neighbourhood watch groups and citizens associations in their communities.“Continue to support your community-based activities. It is part of youth development and it is a part of reducing crime,” he stated. Four Paths Police Youth Club Re-launched CultureDecember 8, 2009 RelatedFour Paths Police Youth Club Re-launched RelatedFour Paths Police Youth Club Re-launchedcenter_img Advertisements RelatedFour Paths Police Youth Club Re-launchedlast_img read more

‘Unacceptable’ violence, intimidation and harassment in Myanmar – UN chief

first_img‘Unacceptable’ violence, intimidation and harassment in Myanmar – UN chief The United NationsAn increased use of force and the reported deployment of armoured vehicles to major cities throughout Myanmar have sparked the deep concern of UN Secretary-General António Guterres.In a statement issued on Sunday by his spokesman, Stéphane Dujarric, the UN chief called on the military and police of Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, to ensure that the right of peaceful assembly is “fully respected” and demonstrators are “not subjected to reprisals”.“Reports of continued violence, intimidation and harassment by security personnel are unacceptable”, he spelled out.The unfolding situation follows a military takeover on 1 February.The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Thomas Andrews, tweeted, “it’s as if the generals have declared war on the people of Myanmar: late night raids; mounting arrests; more rights stripped away’ another Intrnet shutdown; military convoys entering communities”.“These are signs of desperation. Attention generals: You WILL be held accountable”, he underscored.Call for respect Ongoing arrests of political leaders, government officials, members of civil society and media representatives are “deeply concerning”, as are internet restrictions and communication restraints, the statement continued.“They must not be disrupted to ensure the right to freedom of expression, which includes access to information”, upheld the UN chief.Mr. Guterres reiterated his call on Member States “collectively and bilaterally” to exercise influence regarding the protection of the human rights and fundamental freedoms of the people of Myanmar.UN stands with Myanmar The UN chief reaffirmed the UN’s “unwavering support” to the Burmese in their pursuit of “democracy, peace, human rights and the rule of law”.  “The Secretary-General calls on the military authorities urgently to allow the Special Envoy, Ms. Christine Schraner Burgener, to visit Myanmar under agreeable conditions and to assess the situation firsthand”, concluded the statement.    Military leaders ’emboldened’ Meanwhile, on Friday, Deputy UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Nada al-Nashif had noted that the current crisis in the country is “a profound setback after a decade of hard-won democratic gains”. She told a special session of the Human Rights Council that for over 20 years, “successive High Commissioners and many eminent experts have briefed this Council, and its predecessor, on violations committed by the country’s military”, adding that a lack of action has “emboldened military leaders and contributed to this present crisis”.“The indiscriminate use of lethal, or less than lethal weapons, against peaceful protesters, is unacceptable”, Ms. al-Nashif said. “More violence against Myanmar’s people will only compound the illegitimacy of the coup and the culpability of its leaders”.   /UN News Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Andrews, Commissioner, communication, Democracy, exercise, Government, harassment, Human Rights, Internet, military, Myanmar, rule of law, Secretary-General, security, UN, un high commissionerlast_img read more

Diplomats for Equality support International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia 2021

first_imgDiplomats for Equality support International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia 2021 We – the Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs and the Diplomatic Missions of Albania, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Estonia, France, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Malta, Mexico, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the United States, Uruguay as well as the Diplomatische Akademie Wien-Vienna School of International Studies, European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), UN-GLOBE, Delegation of the European Union to the International Organisations in Vienna – all welcome 17 May as the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, as a celebration of diversity and inclusion around the world.This year, in line with the IDAHOBIT theme, we stand “Together: Resisting, Supporting, Healing!” – a powerful message as we continue to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic, which has increased the vulnerability of LGBTIQ+ persons. COVID-19 has exposed existing gaps of equality and exacerbated existing vulnerabilities, including bias and social stigma, discrimination, economic impact, the risk of violence and domestic parental violence, and it has reduced access to gender-affirming health services. We will continue to shed light on these and other injustices, and will continue advocating for everyone, regardless of who they are or whom they love, to be protected and included in the global response to the pandemic. We hope that you will join our efforts, throughout the year, to make Vienna’s diplomatic community a more inclusive community for all. We must stand united in celebrating diversity and the resilience of the LGBTQI+ community and in defending human rights, inclusiveness and justice.In many countries, LGBTIQ+ persons continue to suffer bullying, discrimination, and violence, often with deadly consequences. In 70 countries, there are laws that criminalise private, consensual relations between adults of the same sex. We remain alarmed at these severely inhumane measures. It is our belief that nobody should face discrimination because of who they are or who they love. We all benefit from living in more tolerant and inclusive societies..We are committed to promoting and protecting the rights of LGBTIQ+ persons. They must be accorded the same dignity, respect, and rights as all other citizens. We will continue to work through our Embassies and through International Organisations, including, where relevant, the UN, Council of Europe, European Institutions, the OSCE, the Organization of American States (OAS), Mercosur (Reunion de Altas Autoridades sobre Derechos Humanos) and the Commonwealth, to promote tolerance and non-discrimination against LGBTIQ+ persons and to address discriminatory laws, including those that criminalise homosexuality.We also wish to pay homage to the courageous advocacy efforts carried out by human rights defenders, activists, journalists, media workers and civil society organisations to raise awareness about the issues affecting LGBTIQ+ persons and human rights violations they may face.We invite you to support our goals, and to follow our social media coverage on Twitter and Instagram via #DiplomatsForEquality. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Albania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Estonia, Finland, Government, UK, UK Government, Viennalast_img read more

Medanta, Moolchand to bring advanced cardiac care to South Delhi

first_img Read Article First of I want to know that, are you empannelled with CGHS for the treatment in this Heart Centre? The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Adoption of AI/ML can disrupt healthcare services cardiac careDr Naresh TrehanMedanta-Moolchand Heart CentreVibhu Talwar Comments (2) Share Cardiac Care News Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Satyapal Singh 7 months Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Ashok Gupta 7 months Medanta, Moolchand to bring advanced cardiac care to South Delhi Related Posts Add Comment Medanta-Moolchand Heart Centre billed to be a “next generation” quaternary care hospital (1,000+ beds) allows easier access to highest end of cardiac care to patients in South DelhiFurthering the vision of improving access to world-class healthcare for all, Medanta and Moolchand have collaborated to launch Medanta-Moolchand Heart Centre, a super-speciality cardiac care institute at Moolchand Medicity, South Delhi. The Centre offers comprehensive, best-in-class expertise in cardiac care including emergency cardiac services.The Medanta Heart Institute in Gurugram houses sub-specialities of Cardiac Surgery, Electrophysiology and Pacing, Clinical and Preventive Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology, led by an integrated team of medical experts. These super-specialists will now additionally provide specialised services to a larger number of patients in South Delhi, ensuring holistic cardiac care.The Medanta-Moolchand Heart Centre will offer 24X7 Cardiac Emergency Services, Clinical and Preventive Cardiology, Non-Invasive Cardiology (including preventive health check-ups), Interventional Cardiology (Angioplasty, TAVI/TAVR), Electrophysiology and Pacing, Cardiac Thoracic and Vascular Surgery and Paediatric CardiologySpeaking on the occasion, Dr Naresh Trehan, Chairman and Managing Director, Medanta said that the Medanta-Moolchand Heart Centre allows easier access to the highest end of cardiac care to patients in South Delhi.Vibhu Talwar, trustee, Moolchand added that the collaboration would build India’s most advanced “next generation” quaternary care hospital (1,000+ beds) at their flagship campus, Moolchand South Delhi, in the heart of the capital. By EH News Bureau on October 21, 2020 Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Are you under empanneled of CGHS and provide credit facility of working employ???last_img read more