Tags: Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops Race Track and Racino French horse racing giant Pari-Mutuel Urbain (PMU) has been hit with a €900,000 (£727,886/€827,561) fine from France’s Competition Authority after it was found to have failed to maintain its commitment to splitting online and retail liquidity.While the operator has upheld the commitment first made in 2013 – then mandated by the Authority in February the following year – to keep betting pools for each channel separate for domestic racing, it has maintained shared pools for international racing.This prompted complaints from Betclic Everest Group’s Betclic brand and Zeturf, which argued that PMU was flouting the February 2014 agreement.PMU has commingling agreements in place to offer coverage of South African, Irish, American, Norwegian and Swedish racing. Betclic and Zeturf noted that these are currently offered with identical odds and prize pools on its website and in retail outlets.The combined online and offline pools are then combined with those of its foreign partners to offer a single, large jackpot under the terms of these commingling agreements.“Therefore, within the framework of these partnerships, PMU is able to offer betting on foreign racing on its website and in its retail network on equally attractive terms,” the Competition Authority explained. “[This] corresponds directly with the situation for [French] horse race betting, before it committed to [splitting online and offline liquidity] in 2014.”The Authority, however, said that the order in 2014 to split online and retail liquidity was “unambiguous”, and covered all racing, rather than just domestic events.This 2014 ruling stated that by combining its online and retail pools – following a complaint from Betclic – PMU had an unfair advantage over other operators offering horse racing pools. The decision to split the pools was therefore taken to ensure consumers were offered a diversified range of betting options.France’s igaming regulator, L’Autorité de régulation des jeux en ligne (ARJEL) supported this assessment, while PMU was also warned that pooling liquidity may not be factored into any commingling agreements.Indeed, the Authority added, PMU had drafted the commitment itself, meaning there was no possible way that it could have been permissible to having a separate set of rules for betting on foreign racing.“Even if, at this time, commingled foreign racing pools only constitute a small part of PMU’s horse racing betting revenue, the breach is all the more serious since the commitment to split liquidity was a key component of the arrangement to prevent the operator’s PMU.fr site from benefiting from its retail monopoly,” it explained.The dispute between PMU, the undisputed horse race betting market leader in France, and challengers such as Betclic and Zeturf stretches back to the opening of the country’s regulated igaming market in 2010. As well as forcing the operator to split its online and retail pools, this has also seen the French courts order PMU to pay Betclic Everest an unspecified sum in compensation for anti-competitive practices. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Horse racing Regions: Europe Western Europe France PMU fined after failing to split online and retail liquidity Topics: Legal & compliance Sports betting Horse racing French horse racing giant Pari-Mutuel Urbain (PMU) has been hit with a €900,000 fine from France’s Competition Authority after it was found to have failed to maintain its commitment to splitting online and retail liquidity. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 8th April 2020 | By contenteditor Email Address
Chanting “Boycott Black Friday, stop racist police!” hundreds of demonstrators blocked store entrances Nov. 25 on Chicago’s upscale Michigan Avenue to demand enactment of CPAC, a pending ordinance that would provide for an independent and elected review board to ensure that police terrorists are held accountable. The action was organized by the Chicago Alliance against Racist and Political Repression.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Print Email Linkedin Facebook NewsLocal NewsThree serious incidents of aggravated assault in cityBy admin – September 29, 2011 589 WhatsApp Advertisement Previous articleFuming on ‘The Dangers of Tobacco’Next articleCharged with threatening to kill mother of three admin Twitter IN three separate incidents of aggravated theft in the city, a man and a woman were assaulted and a second woman was threatened in the past week. A female assistant at a shop in the Catherine Street area was pushed to the ground and kicked when a thief entered the premises in search of money during busy shopping hours. At around 4.20pm on Saturday September 24, a male entered the shop wearing a dark hoodie and tracksuit bottoms and with his face concealed by a scarf.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Having pushed the employee to the floor, the raider kicked her in the leg, stole €700 and fled down Roches Street, taking a left onto O’Connell Street.Gardaí are appealing for anyone in the area and who may have seen this male running away from the scene, to contact them.In a second incident of aggravated theft from the person, an injured party was assaulted by two men on Quinn Street on Thursday night, September 22.The man had been walking down South Circular Road when he noticed two males arguing.In order to avoid them, he took a different route, but was followed by the men, who assaulted him and took a wallet from his back pocket.One of the culprits was dressed in black with his hood up and the other was wearing a white top with black sleeves.Both had Limerick accents.Henry Street gardaí are appealing for information. In a third case, on Wednesday, September 21, a male wearing a white Adidas hoodie, with the hood pulled up, entered a shop on Henry Street and threatened a female staff member at around 2.15pm.The culprit demanded that the till be opened, and that the employee hand over her wallet, before leaving the shop on foot. Gardaí are appealing for anyone who was in the city at the time to contact them.
Twitter Longtime Permian associate band director elected to TMEA Permian associate band director John Carroll has been named as a board member to the Texas Music Educators Association. By admin – March 3, 2018 Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Local NewsEducation WhatsApp 1 of 3 Permian associate band director John Carroll has been named as a board member to the Texas Music Educators Association. Permian High School Associate Director of Bands John Carroll loves band and band people, so it seems fitting that he was recently elected to a two-year term as Texas Music Educators Association state band vice president/chair.The officers include president, president-elect and immediate past president. There are five divisions in TMEA. The band division has a chairman, which is now Carroll. Then there is the orchestra division, vocal division, elementary music division and college division.The position involves overseeing the band division, including running auditions for all-region and all-state bands, running the honor band competition and scheduling 40-plus clinics at the annual Texas Music Educators’ convention in February.“But it also means I serve on the overall TMEA executive board, which oversees all of TMEA so I’m in charge of my division but it’s also a committee that watches out for the other divisions and just watches out for music education overall in Texas,” said Carroll, who is listed as a TMEA executive board vice president on the organization’s website. Texas Music Educators Association.Permian Band Directors. Carroll said he doesn’t necessarily need eight hours of sleep a night and can take care of things late into the evening. His plan is to choose good clinics and good all-state conductors who will have a life-changing effect on the all-state musicians. He noted that more than 60,000 people start the process of trying to make all-state, but that does not represent the number of people in fine arts in Texas.He doesn’t mind taking on the extra responsibility on top of his already busy job as associate director of bands at Permian. And he wants to give back to the organization that he said has given him so much.“It’s an honor. … It is very humbling to know that my colleagues put their trust in me,” Carroll said.Executive Director of Fine Arts Mark Lyon said the district is proud of Carroll for being elected to the TMEA post.“John will represent Permian High School, ECISD and Texas with the utmost honor. It is also fantastic to have a voice that represents West Texas fine arts at the state level. He works tirelessly at PHS to help our students and now he will have the opportunity to do that at a state level,” Lyon said in email.TMEA is the largest music education organization in the country with more than 12,000 members and leads the nation in the best practices for music education.“Mr. Carroll was nominated by several TMEA Regions in fall of 2017, which made him an official candidate. He was elected on Feb. 15 at the business meeting at TMEA by his colleagues and peers. He will serve a two-year term,” Lyon wrote.Originally from El Paso, Carroll has been in education for 40 years. He was a percussionist growing up and still plays occasionally with the Midland-Odessa Symphony and Chorale and the Odessa College band.He earned a bachelor’s degree in music education from Abilene Christian University and a master’s in music education from West Texas A&M University in Canyon.“When I started college I was a Bible major. I was going to be a preacher, a minister. But I changed majors. I just loved being around band people,” Carroll said.He added that there was no one moment that changed his mind, he just slowly moved toward the decision.Starting off in Dumas, Carroll worked his way to Dalhart, where he worked with his college band director, arriving at Permian 23 years ago. The band starts and ends the school year with summer band in August and graduation in the spring.The students, he said, are what make his job fun.“I am fortunate to work in Odessa and I’m very fortunate to have the three people on this campus that I call my colleagues — Jeff Whitaker and Trey Burns and Lyndsay Eiben that I’m lucky to get to work with. I feel very blessed in that also. I feel very blessed to serve this association that has been so good to me,” Carroll said.Whitaker is director of bands and Burns and Eiben are associate band directors and each has a different specialty.Carroll is a percussion specialist, Concert 1 band director and Black Cat Jazz director.Burns is brass caption head and Concert 2 band director.Eiben is woodwind caption head and Concert 3 band director.More Information Twitter Facebook Previous articleOC visual and performing arts get financial boostNext articleCOLLEGE BASKETBALL: UTPB throttles Tarleton State to return to Lone Star Conference Tournament final admin TMEA logo Associate Permian High School Band Director John Carroll conducts the band during class Feb. 19, 2015. Pinterest
News UpdatesCan’t Approach Patna High Court Due To Huge Pendency And Non-Listing Of Matters: Woman Facing Harassment Moves Supreme Court Srishti Ojha13 Feb 2021 8:42 PMShare This – xA plea has been filed before the Supreme Court drawing the Court’s attention to the issue of huge pendency of matters and non listing of cases before the Patna High Court. The petition has been filed by the petitioner, a woman seeking protection against the harassment being faced by her on part of some musclemen in the village. According to her, the accused attempted to outrage…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?LoginA plea has been filed before the Supreme Court drawing the Court’s attention to the issue of huge pendency of matters and non listing of cases before the Patna High Court. The petition has been filed by the petitioner, a woman seeking protection against the harassment being faced by her on part of some musclemen in the village. According to her, the accused attempted to outrage her modesty and rape her thereby seriously injuring her and have continued harassing her since then. The petitioner has approached the Supreme Court instead of the Patna High Court on account of the ‘conditions with regard to listing of the matters’ in the High Court where the urgent nature of regular and anticipatory bail are not getting listed for several months. According to the petitioner, the huge pendency of the cases and their non-listing before the Patna High Court is partly due to the manner of functioning but largely because of the huge vacancy of Judges in the Court. The petitioner is a woman residing in a remote village of District, alleging molestation and misbehaviour on part of some musclemen in the village. The petitioner one month after having injured herself in the incident, and contacting higher police officials, lodged a FIR. The musclemen who had allegedly harassed her have now got her socially boycotted her, and closed the roads to her house to force her to withdraw the FIR. After no action was taken by any Agency, the petitioner was forced to leave the village. The petitioner has alleged that an attempt to outrage her modesty and rape was committed on her by some village musclemen in 2014, thereby seriously injuring her. Despite making a complaint and getting the medical examination done on the very same day, no FIR was registered against the miscreants. Even after the FIR was registered, none of the accused were arrested by the local police even after instructions to do so where given by the Superior Officer. The petitioner has contended that she has been forced and coerced by the accused in every way, so much so that in November 2020 the only public road leading to her house was closed down, resulting in immense trauma and pain apart from utter difficulty in meeting her daily needs. The plea has stated that the petitioner has already written to almost every agency of State possible but no body came to her rescue. A representation was also made to the highest placed officials in the State but it bore no results. The petitioner has therefore prayed for the following reliefs from the Apex Court: Issue direction to the authorities to ensure that the petitioner is accorded with appropriate protection and no harassment is caused to her at the behest of the accused persons, and the ingress and outgress of the petitioner is not obstructed at the behest of accused persons. Direct the concerned respondent to ensure removal of the barricade/blockage/blockage towards her house. Direction to the concerned Station House Officer to lodge an FIR for blocking the way towards her house and complete the investigation within time. Direct the District Magistrate Darbhanga to immediately visit the site at village North Kasraur, PS Ghanshyampur, District Darbhanga, Bihar, the house of the petitioner and ensure that no blockage is made on the road or passage leading to the house of the petitioner and also to instil confidence in the petitioner that the state authorities stand with her in case of an adversity and further to ensure that a message is sent across the society that the State authorities will not allow any women to be harassed in manner the petitioner has been harassed. The petition has been drawn by Advocate Kamlesh Kumar and filed by Advocate Kabir Dixit on behalf of the petitioner.Next Story
Homepage BannerNews Have your say on plans to improve traffic flow in Letterkenny By News Highland – May 27, 2020 Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter Previous articleDonegal vintners warn two metres ‘isn’t feasible’ for pubsNext articleStudents warned not to sign up for third level accommodation yet News Highland Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Plans to improve traffic flow in Letterkenny have gone out to public consultation.In advance of the TEN‐T scheme being completed and open by 2027, Donegal County Council has identified a need to provide immediate relief to traffic congestion along the N56 corridor in Letterkenny.It’s proposed that a traffic management system be provided at the Polestar roundabout and the adjacent junctions of the Ballyraine roundabout, Creamery Roundabout, LYIT Junction and the Joe Bonnar Junction on the road network comprising of sections of the Donegal Town – Letterkenny Road, Letterkenny – Ramelton Road, Kilmacrennan Road, Neil T Blaney Road and the Letterkenny – Lifford Road.It’s proposed that the existing Ballyraine Roundabout be replaced with a signal-controlled junction.The project will also include; partial road and footway construction, new road markings, signage, drainage works, landscaping and accommodation works.More detailed plans are available on Donegalcoco.ieDue to Covid 19 restrictions currently in place, viewing of the plans will only be available for inspection online or can be downloaded or by contacting Donegal County Council’s Customer Service Centre.Proposals will be available for inspection until 5 pm Tuesday 23rd June.Submissions and observations may be made in writing to The Co. Secretariat Office, Donegal County Council, Lifford, County Donegal, before 4 pm on Wednesday 8th July. Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows
Facebook Cabinet meeting will discuss moving border counties to Level 4 Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Twitter Senior government officials met this morning to discuss moving Donegal, Cavan & Monaghan to level 4 restrictions.It’s likely that a full cabinet meeting will be called later after today’s Northern Ireland announcement.Health Minister Stephen Donnelly says moving border counties to level 4 is under consideration……..Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/sdlevel4.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter Pinterest Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Previous articleLatest lockdown will disrupt “crucial” school term – PrincipalNext articleColeman expected to play in derby News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ By News Highland – October 14, 2020 AudioHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp WhatsApp Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further
The P-51 platform being operated by Petrobras. (Credit: Wikipedia.org/Divulgação Petrobras.) Brazilian state-owned petroleum company Petróleo Brasileiro (Petrobras) has discovered high-quality oil in 9-BUZ-48D-RJS well, located to the extreme northwest of Búzios field in the Santos Basin, Brazil.Situated 188km from the city of Rio de Janeiro, the well was drilled at a water depth of 1,850m. The company further claimed that tests carried out from 5,540m depth had confirmed the presence of a high-quality reservoir of oil.Petrobras is the operator of the Búzios field consortium with a 90% stake in partnership with CNOOC and CNODC holding 5% stake each.According to Petrobras, the discovery reinforces the potential of the pre-salt in Búzios field.Recently, the Brazilian oil and gas firm signed new long-term contracts with Braskem to supply petrochemical naphtha to the industrial unit in the state of São Paulo and to supply ethane and propane to the industrial unit in Rio de Janeiro.The naphtha contract, which is expected to worth BRL19bn ($3.69bn), will come into force from 23 December 2020, after the present contract is terminated and will remain in effect till 31 December 2025.As per the contract, the company will supply up to two million tonnes per year.The value of the ethane and propane contract is BRL7.6bn ($1.47bn). It will come into effect from 1 January 2021, after the present contract is terminated and will remain in effect until 31 December 2025.Under the contract, Petrobras will supply about 580,000 tonnes of combined quantities of ethane and propane to Braskem. The discovery of high-quality oil reinforces Petrobras’ potential of the pre-salt at the Búzios field
Authorities View post tag: US Navy VIDEO: USS Sioux City launched Share this article February 1, 2016 The Lockheed Martin-led industry team launched the U.S. Navy’s 11th Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), Sioux City, into the Menominee River at the Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM) shipyard on Saturday, January 30.The ship’s sponsor, Mary Winnefeld, christened Sioux City with the traditional smashing of a champagne bottle across the ship’s bow just prior to the launch.Winnefeld said: “It is an honor and a privilege to serve as the sponsor of the future USS Sioux City. I also look forward to an ongoing relationship with her courageous crews and their families throughout the ship’s lifetime.”Following christening and launch, Sioux City will continue to undergo outfitting and testing before delivery to the Navy in early 2017.USS Sioux City, designated LCS 11, honors its namesake city in the state of Iowa and is the first naval vessel to be named in honor of Sioux City, Iowa.The vessel is a Freedom variant of the littoral combat ship whose construction is led by Lockheed Martin. The other variant is called Independence and its building team is lead by Austal USA.Image, video: Lockheed Martin[mappress mapid=”17657″] Back to overview,Home naval-today VIDEO: USS Sioux City launched View post tag: LCS View post tag: USS Sioux City View post tag: Lockheed Martin
Stefan Baskerville has won the OUSU election by a few hundred votes, early reports suggest.Baskerville is a former JCR President of University College and beat John Maher to the presidency in an election troubled with publicity and technical problems.Sarah Hutchinson won the post of VP (Graduates), Dani Quinn took VP (Welfare and Opportunities) and Kat Wall won VP (Women). VP posts for Academic Affairs and Charities were won by Jonny Medland and Eorann Lean respectively.