AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter People moves Tags: Gambling Commission Topics: Legal & compliance People Regulation People moves “I am proud of everything the Gambling Commission has achieved during my 15 years with the organisation,” McArthur said. “We have taken significant steps forward to make gambling fairer and safer and I know that I leave the organisation in a strong position to meet its future challenges. Deputy chief executive Sarah Gardner and chief operating officer Sally Jones will jointly become acting chief executive while the regulator searches for McArthur’s permanent replacement. Last week, the Gambling Commission faced criticism following the collapse of Football Index. The so-called “football stock market” announced a change to its dividend system on Monday (8 March) before announcing it was going into administration on Friday. The Gambling Commission subsequently suspended the operator’s remote betting licence. However, the Commission did not give any indication that McArthur’s decision to leave was linked to these events. Neil McArthur is to step down as chief executive of the British Gambling Commission. “With a review of the Gambling Act underway now feels the right time to step away and allow a new chief executive to lead the Commission on the next stage in its journey.” Gardner joined the Gambling Commission as an executive director in 2009 and became deputy chief executive in June 2020. Jones joined the Gambling Commission in October 2020 from education nonprofit Ambitious Futures. “On behalf of the Board I would like to thank Neil for his many years of commitment and service to the Gambling Commission,” Commission chair Bill Moyes said. A lot has been achieved during his time here and Neil can rightly feel proud of the organisation’s progress during his tenure as chief executive.” 15th March 2021 | By Daniel O’Boyle Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter The regulator has also been criticised by the National Audit Office, which argued in a 2020 report that it did not have the resources required to do its job. McArthur was appointed interim chief executive after Sarah Harrison stepped down in 2017, before being appointed on a full-time basis in April 2017. He joined the regulator in 2006. McArthur to step down as Gambling Commission chief executive Regions: UK & Ireland His tenure included many changes to gambling regulation in the United Kingdom, such as a ban on use of credit cards to gamble and major changes to online slot gameplay, as well as the launch of the government’s Gambling Act review last year. Email Address
Ikeja Hotel Plc (IKEJAH.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Ikeja Hotel Plc (IKEJAH.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Ikeja Hotel Plc (IKEJAH.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Ikeja Hotel Plc (IKEJAH.ng) 2019 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileIkeja Hotel Plc is a hotel development and management company with direct or indirect ownership of Sheraton Lagos Hotel, Sheraton Abuja Hotel and Federal Palace Hotels & Casino. The company targets the leisure, business and convention markets in Opebi, Ikeja and Lagos. Sheraton Lagos Hotel has 340 guest rooms and an impressive array of conferencing and recreational facilities, making it one of the largest hotels in Nigeria. Sheraton Abuja Hotel has 575 rooms and conference, restaurants and recreational facilities. Sun International’s Federal Palace Hotel & Casino is a luxury 5-star hotel conveniently located in the heart of Victoria Island’s commercial district and boasts luxury accommodation, a casino, conference facilities and an array of restaurants, bars and recreational facilities. Established in 1972 and formerly known as Properties Development Limited, the company changed its name to Ikeja Hotel Limited in 1980. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Ikeja Hotel Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Haitians in Port-au-Prince demand president resign.All over Haiti, people by the tens of thousands are putting their bodies in the streets and their lives on the line. They are demanding the departure of President Michel Martelly and the 6,500 Minustah troops currently occupying the country under a United Nations mandate.The resignation of Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe and 40 members of his cabinet on Dec. 13 made no difference to the size or intensity of the protests.This struggle has been ignored or minimized by most of the corporate media. For example, the BBC on Dec. 16 commented on a protest by “hundreds of people in Haiti” that it said had turned “violent” when protesters threw rocks. Videos and photos of that protest show tens of thousands of Haitians in the street, demanding the departure of Martelly and Minustah.A video shot at a Dec. 12 protest shows Minustah troops firing on protesters. (tinyurl.com/pyeeeq8) It has been viewed over 1 million times.How the protesters reacted to this live fire is significant. They took cover but didn’t disperse and kept on chanting and throwing rocks at the soldiers. When an officer with a pistol began firing at protesters, a Haitian journalist with a microphone and camera moved towards the officer and asked him what he was doing. As the confrontation developed, several other journalists rushed forward and a soldier with a rifle extracted the officer.At least one protester was killed Dec. 12 and a half dozen were so seriously injured that they had to be taken to the hospital.December 12 and 13 saw large demonstrations outside Port-au-Prince in Cap Haïtien, Gonaïves, Ouanaminthe and Petite Goâve, where daily demonstrations for the last month have blocked National Road #2 to the south. In every city, the main demand is the departure of Martelly. In many places, using official cars for a fast getaway, Martelly supporters have fired on protests. A number of injuries were reported.Radio Kiskeya has videos of large demonstrations that took place in Port-au-Prince on Dec. 18.While the Haitian people have united to demand the departure of Martelly, U.S. Ambassador to Haiti Pamela White supports him. “We believe he was elected for a certain period of time,” she told Le Nouvelliste, the largest daily Haitian newspaper. “He must stay until his mandate ends.” His term is not up until May 14, 2016.However, the U.S. still denies interfering in Haiti’s internal affairs.Probably planning to rule by decree, Martelly has refused to hold the constitutionally required elections that would keep the Haitian parliament functioning. For public consumption, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called on Haiti to hold elections as soon as possible in order to put an end to the crisis.Despite all the bloody Minustah and Haitian police attacks, and the political pressure the U.S. exerts covertly, the anger of the Haitian people is so strong that some optimism is being expressed.“We are definitely witnessing the final days of the regime,” said Haitian Sen. Moïse Jean-Charles, a leader of the anti-Martelly protests. “We do not expect to celebrate Haiti’s independence on New Year’s 2015 with Martelly still in power. We are not going to negotiate now with Martelly. We simply want Martelly and Lamothe to go.” (Haïti-Liberté, Dec. 10-16)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
In a ceremony filled with rhetoric about the present state of political affairs in the country, film director and producer Ava DuVernay was named Entertainer of the Year. Accepting the award, DuVernay praised other African American artists for their role in emphasizing the black community’s power to create change. “This is our time. We can say we were here when all this gorgeous art was happening, and that we supported it, that we lifted each other up, that we did as Dr. King said we would do: ‘Live the dream.’ We’re the dream,” DuVernay said. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Here’s the list of the winners: Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 17 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it As Halle Berry presented the Music Makes a Difference Award to Charlie Wilson, she spoke about the significance of presenting the Image Awards on MLK Day. “We need to take heed to his eloquent words: ‘Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter.’ Today is an affirmation that we will never, ever, ever, ever be silent again,” Berry said. Actor, producer and humanitarian Danny Glover receive dthe President’s Award at the 49th NAACP Image Awards Monday night at the Pasadena Convention Center. Glover, the NAACP said, is “a remarkable man whose accomplishments in Hollywood are matched by his philanthropic triumphs.” Angela Robinson, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Lena Waithe, Laverne Cox, Kerry Washington, and Tracee Ellis Ross came up onstage holding hands to declare support for the campaign to stop sexual harassment and gender discrimination. They also urged the audience to speak up in the coming midterm elections. “The midterms are a perfect moment for us to use our voices,” Robinson said. “If we can take back a Senate seat in Alabama…” For more information, visit https://naacpimageawards.net/ EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Gatherings Recap: Who Won What at the NAACP Image Awards in Pasadena From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 | 4:20 pm Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy The NAACP Image Awards is considered to be the preeminent multi-cultural awards show celebrating the accomplishments of people of color in television, music, literature, and film, and also honors individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors. Make a comment Anthony Anderson hosted the show at the Pasadena Convention Center’s Civic Auditorium, dishing out some political monologue poking fun at the Trump administration, while others who came up the stage spoke about civic involvement and social justice. “Sisters, especially the ones from Haiti and Africa, we love you as your brothers,” said producer Will Packer as he criticized Trump’s recent comments about immigration while accepting an award for “Girls Trip,” which won for Outstanding Motion Picture. Subscribe Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday The NAACP President’s Award is bestowed in recognition of special achievement and distinguished public service. Past President’s Award honorees include Lonnie G. Bunch, III, John Legend, Van Jones, President Bill Clinton, Soledad O’Brien, Ruby Dee, Muhammad Ali, the Founding Members of the Black Stuntmen’s Association, Kerry Washington, and Spike Lee. HerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeauty As the award was presented to Glover, he asked the audience and TV viewers to text in their pledge to vote in 2018 and make a difference. Business News Outstanding actor in a motion picture: Daniel Kaluuya in “Get Out”Outstanding actress in a motion picture: Octavia Spencer in “Gifted”Outstanding actor in a comedy series: Anthony Anderson in “black-ish”Outstanding actress in a comedy series: Tracee Ellis Ross in “black-ish”Outstanding comedy series: “black-ish”Outstanding actor in a drama series: Omari Hardwick in “Power”Outstanding actress in a drama series: Taraji P. Henson in “Empire”Outstanding drama series: “Power”Outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series: Jay Ellis in “Insecure”Outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series: Marsai Martin in “black-ish”Outstanding supporting actor in a drama series: Joe Morton in “Scandal”Outstanding supporting actress in a drama series: Naturi Naughton in “Power”Outstanding television movie, limited series or dramatic special: “The New Edition Story”Outstanding actor in a television movie, limited series or dramatic special: Idris Elba in “Guerrilla”Outstanding actress in a television movie, limited series or dramatic special: Queen Latifah in “Flint”Outstanding news/information (series or special): “Unsung”Outstanding talk series: “The Real”Outstanding reality program/reality competition series: “The Manns”Outstanding variety or game show (series or special): “Lip Sync Battle”Outstanding supporting actor in a motion picture: Idris Elba in “Thor: Ragnarok”Outstanding supporting actress in a motion picture: Tiffany Haddish, in “Girls Trip”Outstanding independent motion picture: “Detroit” Community News Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Wilson himself talked about how he recovered from addiction and homelessness and went on the way to musical success and philanthropy. He said he is now focused on helping homeless addicts. More Cool Stuff Del Yarbrough, President of the Pasadena NAACP, last week said the awards are a way of recognizing those in the entertainment industry in ways that others don’t, and give recognition to those not yet on the national stage. “Then we can shift the imbalance of power,” Smollett-Bell retorted. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes William Lucy, who fought apartheid in South Africa, was given the NAACP Chairman’s Award for his more than 40 years of service in the labor organizing front. He said he was accepting the award in honor of the Memphis sanitation workers who went on strike in 1968. Dr. King spoke to the striking employees the night before he was assassinated. Top of the News
December 12, 2020 /Sports News – Local Gooden scores 23 to lead Dixie State over Denver 73-70 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailDENVER (AP) — Cameron Gooden had 23 points as Dixie State narrowly defeated Denver 73-70.Hunter Schofield had 14 points for Dixie State. Frank Staine added 10 points.Jase Townsend had 21 points and nine rebounds for the Pioneers. Robert Jones added 13 points and Sam Hines Jr. had 11 points and seven rebounds. Associated Press Written by Tags: Cameron Gooden/Dixie State Trailblazers Basketball
(L-R): Sturdy Savings Bank Cape May Court House Branch Manager Lisa Rendzak (left), presents the bank’s sponsorship check for the Cape May County Teen Photography Contest to Teen Services Librarian Johanna Boyle (center). Also pictured are Sturdy Savings Bank’s Business Development Officers Mike Lloyd and Michael Clark. Cape May Court House, NJ – June 6, 2019 – Sturdy Savings Bank recently presented a sponsorship check to Cape May County Teen Services Librarian Johanna Boyle for their Teen Photography Contest.“We are proud to support the Cape May County Library’s Teen Photography Contest, which encourages our youth to express themselves and realize their talent,” said Sturdy Savings Bank President Jerry Reeves.The Teen Photography Contest runs from mid-June to August 6 and is open to all teens in Cape May County ages 12-18. Photos can be submitted in three categories: “Cape May County,” “Universe of Stories (Teen Summer Reading Theme)” and “Nature.” Prizes will be awarded in each category. For more information contact the library at (609) 463-6360 or visit www.cmclibrary.org.Sturdy Savings Bank serves Cape May and Atlantic Counties at 14 branches located in Avalon, Cape May, Cape May Court House, Dennisville, Marmora, North Cape May, North Wildwood, Ocean City, Rio Grande, Somers Point, Stone Harbor, Tuckahoe, and Wildwood Crest.Each of Sturdy’s branches consider the communities in which they are located their homes, and are dedicated to see those areas succeed. The bank often donates to local organizations, and supports schools because it values the development of the youth in the communities it serves.For more information about Sturdy Savings Bank, visit www.sturdyonline.com or call 609-463-5220.Sturdy Savings Bank, Member FDIC is an Equal Housing Lender.
Moy Park Foodservice (Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire) offers branded donuts under the Kitchen Range Foods label.Moy Park Foodservice’s individually wrapped donuts are available in chocolate and strawberry flavours with hundreds and thousands on top.Matt Godbold, marketing manager for Moy Park Foodservice, says: “We have seen consistent value and volume growth in the total donut market over the last year and we have a perfect range for out-of-home outlets to benefit from the profit potential in this sector.”
Source: Too Good To GoLess than half of UK bakeries have a documented plan in place to reduce food waste, according to new research by app Too Good To Go.The report, called Rising to the challenge – in-depth insight into food waste in the UK bakery sector, identifies employee views on food waste, which items are most frequently destined for the bin and what bakeries are doing to tackle the issue. A total of 255 bakery employees were polled as part of the research as well as 2,024 consumers.“Our research found that employees care deeply about wasting food. This is not surprising considering the hours of time and energy that go into creating perfect pastries, crusty loaves and delicious cupcakes,” said Paschalis Loucaides, UK managing director, Too Good To Go.“If practices continue as they are, the team and resource costs of throwing away food will take their toll on bakery businesses. But by introducing training programmes, adopting new tools, implementing technology solutions and building them into operations guidelines, the bakery sector can rise to the challenge and lead the way in reducing our nation’s food waste footprint.”Here are some key messages from the report:Why does food waste occur?Strict health and safety guidelines were identified as the top reason for food waste in bakeries with 35% of bakery employees selecting it as one of the main causes.A short shelf life was identified by a third (33%) followed by the weather with 31% stating that it directly impacts demand and therefore surplus.“With fresh food, especially short shelf life fresh food like what we produce in bakeries, it is really hard to work out how much you need to produce for the next day because the weather might be terrible… and all of a sudden shopper habits end up being disrupted,” said Rob Hagen, MD of East Bristol Bakery in the report.Ready-made sandwiches top the list of wasted itemsUK bakeries are most likely to waste ready-made sandwiches, the report states.They were identified by 58% of the bakery employees surveyed as being among the most wasted products in their bakeries. Cakes came in second being among the most wasted in 42% of bakeries, followed by fresh bread in 37% and pastries in 36%.“Food waste can vary but baguettes and sandwiches are the main thing that often goes to waste because we make them fresh daily and it’s hard to get the right amount,” said Lee Griffiths, head of retail for Parsons Bakery, in the report.Education and documentation is neededAlmost two thirds (60%) of bakeries think they should minimise food waste to help the environment.However, less than half (42%) of bakeries in the UK have operations guidelines or documentation that include best practice to minimise food waste. What’s more, 46% of those surveyed said they provide training on sustainability awareness or reducing food waste for its staff.The good news, according to Too Good To Go, is that food waste is a visible issue with nine out of 10 of those polled claiming to be aware of how much food their business wastes each working day.“There is a knowledge gap in understanding,” the report states. “Managers are more aware of the environmental ramifications of food waste than full-time employees. This could be due to the fact that reducing food waste doesn’t appear to be on the menu for many bakeries.”Bakery waste impacts employee moraleFood waste can impact bakery employee morale, the report noted.Over a third (38%) of employees believe that their team morale is impacted by how much food the business wastes. What’s more, almost half (48%) feel disappointed when food is wasted while 37% feel guilty that carefully crafted treats may end up in the bin.One small plus is that nearly half (44%) of businesses allow staff to take home unsold food.
Harvard President Drew Faust has embraced Harvard’s international image in both practical and symbolic ways. Faust, whose appointment was celebrated around the world as an example of what women now can achieve, has traveled to China, Botswana, South Africa, Western Europe, and most recently took a weeklong trip to Japan and China. 6Reflections of the tour. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 2Detail of a traditional Japanese lunch, which includes bite-size portions of delectable fresh seafood, and a pot of customary tea. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 33Heenan and Faust speak before the briefing.Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 13The fish market is a bustling place during the early morning hours. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 20Following her meeting with the prime minister, Faust takes questions from the media.Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 26Graduates from Bryn Mawr, Drew Faust’s alma mater, crowd around Faust (right) to give a cheer. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 16Faust answers questions from the journalists. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 12At the Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, an auctioneer calls out rhythmically to entice buyers.Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 18Susan Pharr (from left), Charles Rosenberg, and Drew Faust meet Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 29A reflective ceiling shows members of the Harvard delegation on the sidewalk outside of the Louis Vuitton building. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 8Charles Rosenberg and Drew Faust stroll through a marketplace. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 17Following the press meeting, Gordon (from left), Faust and Rosenberg speak about the session. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 31Prior to a lunch with other university presidents in the Shangri-La Hotel, Faust speaks with some of the attendees. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 14Yasushi Akashi (from left), the chairman of International House, and Drew Faust speak to a lunchtime gathering of university presidents. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 3Professor Ted Bestor (from left), President Drew Faust, and Professor Andrew Gordon enjoy the tour. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 1Harvard University President Drew Faust tours Kyoto with Harvard professors Ted Bestor, Andrew Gordon, and Susan Pharr. They visit temples, shrines, villas, and markets in the ancient city. Here, a Kyoto garden scene offers quietly arching trees and vibrant, inviting moss. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 21Students gather to hear Faust (right) speak during her visit to the Keio Girls Senior High School. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 22Faust walks through the Mita Campus Old University Library. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 19Faust speaks to Hatoyama through his translator. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 30Exterior view of the Christian Dior Building. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 5A view of Kyoto’s somewhat bare trees on a cloudy day.Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 9The hostess, dressed in a customary kimono tied with an obi, speaks about the traditional Japanese lunch enjoyed by the group. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 23Faust (right) gives a brief interview and sits for photographs following her talk to students. Heenan (left) follows the discussion. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 25Faust attends the Harvard Club of Japan Dinner at Hotel Okura. Rosenberg (second from left), Faust, and Jack Reardon arrive at the event. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 4Detail of the Kyoto tour.Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 35Teresita Alvarez-Bjelland (left) and Faust speak during the Harvard Center Shanghai celebratory reception and banquet in the Shangri-La Hotel.Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 38Mostafavi (left) and Light speak following the event. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 15A member of the Japan National Press Club poses a question to Faust. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 11The Harvard delegation meets with President Eiji Hatta of Doshisha University. Christine Heenan (from left), Ted Bestor, Andrew Gordon, Susan Pharr, Charles Rosenberg, Drew Faust, Eiji Hatta, Keiko Ikeda, and other university officials speak. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 40A view of the World Expo site from the tour bus. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 27Faust tours the architectural sights of Tokyo, including the Louis Vuitton, Tod’s, and Prada buildings, with Harvard Design School Dean Mohsen Mostafavi. Here, Makoto Hoshino (from left) and Mostafavi discuss the design of the Prada building. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 32Yang YuLiang (from left), Faust, Madsen, and Zhang XinSheng speak during the lunch. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 24Norio Okaido (right) attends the meeting in the Hotel Okura where Faust meets with CULCON. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 7A tree in the Shugakuin Imperial Villa echoes the human form.Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 28Here, an interior view of the Louis Vuitton building shows reflective panels and a modern leather bench. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 36Faust and Harvard Business School Dean Jay Light shake hands before Faust speaks from the podium. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 37Phillip Zhang ’12 (left) and Yi Cai ’11 speak with guests following the duet they performed during the banquet. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 39Faust tours the architectural sights of Shanghai, including the World Expo site. Kongjian Yu (from left) speaks with Faust as he leads the walking tour along the World Expo site. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 10The group tours the Shugakuin Imperial Villa. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 34A view of the Pudong skyline and the HSBC building that houses the Harvard Center Shanghai. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer