first_img PACE, which has been quietly building set top boxes for pay-TV firms for almost 30 years, is now the biggest player in its field. Having been around to experience the explosion in satellite TV in the late 1980s, it probably thought its high-growth days were behind it. It couldn’t have been more wrong: in 2009, annual pre-tax profits soared by 405 per cent to almost £70m. It wasn’t always thus. Founded in 1982 in the picturesque Yorkshire village of Saltaire – still home to the company’s HQ – the firm nearly went bankrupt in the 1990s. It was also hit hard when the bubble burst; in 2002, its shares – which closed at 201p yesterday – were then exchanging hands for as little as 20p. Any investors who have held onto stock bought then will be sitting on very tidy paper profits indeed. However, the firm – whose revenues broke through the £1bn barrier in 2009 – is now considered an almost unmitigated success. It has benefited from being at the forefront of two growth stories. Firstly, the explosion of new TV formats like High Definition and 3D has meant firms like BSkyB and Virgin constantly need new kit. Second, the demand for Pay-TV in emerging markets like India (see right) and Latin America is quickly hotting up. Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Thursday 3 February 2011 7:56 pm Share KCS-content Tags: NULL whatsapp COMPANY PROFILE last_img read more

Senet urges clarification on UK problem gambling strategy aims

first_img Regions: UK & Ireland Tags: Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops Bingo Email Address 25th February 2019 | By contenteditor The Senet Group, the UK-facing responsible gambling organisation, has published its official response to the Gambling Commission’s consultation on a new national strategy, calling for greater clarification on key strategic themes. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Casino & games People Sports betting Strategy Bingo The Senet Group, the UK-facing responsible gambling organisation, has published its official response to the Gambling Commission’s consultation on a new national strategy, calling for greater clarification on key strategic themes.Due for publication this April, the strategy will set out how the regulator intends to boost consumer protection efforts and create a safer gambling environment for players, from 2019 until 2022.Senet has praised the decision to reduce the number of priority areas from 12 to just five, saying this will provide greater clarity and focus on shared objectives across the industry.However, the group has called for an additional stage to be built into the new strategy, in order to help identify and clarify the desired outcomes associated with the key strategic themes. Senet said that, without clearly articulated goals, “it becomes difficult to assess progress or to focus cross-industry collaboration and action”.Senet also highlighted the central aims of the strategy, saying that the focus on reducing gambling harms and the definition of those harms will be assumed to be diverse and potentially long term, which in turn could then affect resources, relationships, health and wider communities.The group has cautioned against this approach, saying it should not undermine the importance of individual accountability as recognised in psychological research. Senet said that the Commission should look at other sectors, including alcohol, to see how too wide a definition of harm has made it difficult to assess the impact of reduction strategies.Meanwhile, Senet has said the collective engagement of businesses featured across the strategy will be vital to its success. The group backs the regulator’s calls for greater cross-industry collaboration and has said the customer insight gathered from such an approach will be critical to ensuring harm reduction strategies have the operational and customer behavioural context to succeed.For this reason, the group has recommended that the strategic pillar ‘Gambling Businesses’ be re-named as ‘Collaboration’ to help champion this message of cross-industry work.In addition, while Senet has thrown its support behind the development of an industry data repository, it has said its own experience in a data collaboration project leads it to believe that this would be a complex challenge, with a need for clear research objectives when comparing data.“Elements of the gambling industry have contributed to an environment of mistrust and frustration in recent years, and delivery against the Commission’s objectives in the last three-year strategy has not been sufficiently coordinated across operators,” Senet chair Gillian Wilmot said.“However, companies are now making unprecedented efforts to reduce harms, and it’s critical that the customer insight and interaction they bring is put to good use in ensuring that harm reduction solutions have the operational context necessary to succeed and be implemented speedily.”In relation to ongoing Commission efforts to enhance protection measures, Senet has also addressed the regulator’s consultation on Section 24 of the Gambling Act 2005. The Commission has proposed that only accredited or approved organisations would be considered for funding towards Research, Education and Treatment (RET).Senet said this could prove to be a barrier to delivering the new strategy if too few organisations meet the independence test. Therefore, the group has urged the Commission to widen the basis of approved status to include ‘RET projects, campaigns or programmes’ that are clearly defined, adopt evaluation protocols and are supportive of the new strategy.According to Senet, this would help to “unlock huge potential” to get large-scale programmes designed and implemented with various delivery partners, instead of create more bottlenecks in the sector and place pressure on fewer groups and organisations.Senet is one of a number of trade groups to have given input on the new strategy, with the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board last week also setting out its own proposals. These include a compulsory levy for the industry and a call to treat gambling advertising the same as alcohol and tobacco.Image: Max Pixel Senet urges clarification on UK problem gambling strategy aims Subscribe to the iGaming newsletterlast_img read more

Sefalana Holding Company Limited ( 2012 Abridged Report

first_imgSefalana Holding Company Limited ( listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2012 abridged results.For more information about Sefalana Holding Company Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sefalana Holding Company Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sefalana Holding Company Limited (  2012 abridged results.Company ProfileSefalana Holdings Company Limited is a major retail operation with interests in the wholesale and retail distribution of fast-moving consumer goods in Botswana, Zambia, Lesotho and Namibia. It operates 20 major supermarkets under the retail name Sefalana Shopper; 25 cash-and-carry outlets trading under the name Sefalana Cash and Carry; 3 hyperstores trading as Sefalana Hyper Store; 4 liquor stores trading as Sefalana Liquor; and one cigarette distribution outlet trading as Capital Tobacco. The company also sells tractors, agricultural equipment, construction equipment, power-generating plants, water pumps, EDM locomotives and spares, and has franchise dealerships for MAN, TATA and Honda. Well-known subsidiaries in the Group include Foods Botswana, Commercial Motors, Mechanised Farming, Vintage Travel and Tours and Kgalagadi Soap Industries. Sefalana Holding Company Limited was founded in 1974 and its head office is in Gaborone, Botswana.last_img read more

Mrs. Fan’s Plugin House / People’s Architecture Office

first_img “COPY” Projects CopyHouses•China Photographs Year:  2016 China ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ArchDaily Save this picture!© Gao Tianxia / People’s Architecture Office Sharecenter_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Mrs. Fan’s Plugin House / People’s Architecture Office Photographs:  Gao Tianxia / People’s Architecture OfficeSave this picture!© Gao Tianxia / People’s Architecture OfficeRecommended ProductsStonesFranken-SchotterFlooring and Wall Tiles – Dietfurt LimestoneStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Prexury®StonesNeolithSintered Stone – Arctic White – Colorfeel CollectionText description provided by the architects. Mrs. Fan is from a traditional Chinese family. Newlyweds like her are expected to purchase a car and move into a new house in the suburbs to start the next phase of their life. But for people in their early 30’s who wish to be financially independent, the astronomical price of real estate in Beijing makes buying a house on their own nearly impossible.Save this picture!© Gao Tianxia / People’s Architecture OfficeSave this picture!DiagramSave this picture!© Gao Tianxia / People’s Architecture OfficeMrs. Fan was born and raised in the Changchun Jie Hutong neighborhood in the center of historic Beijing. By the time she was in high school her family had moved to the suburbs while her old neighborhood, with outdated infrastructure and overcrowding, continued to descend into slum-like conditions. But Fan never got accustomed to suburban residential towers, preferring the intimacy of the close knit community she came from.Save this picture!© Gao Tianxia / People’s Architecture OfficeSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Gao Tianxia / People’s Architecture OfficeThe affordability of the Plugin House, thirty times less than the cost of buying a typical apartment, made moving back to where Mrs. Fan grew up a practical reality. The living standard and energy efficiency of a Plugin equals or exceeds that of new apartment towers. And her daily commute to work is now reduced from four hours to one. The Plugin replaces part of the old house and adds new functions such as a kitchen and bathroom. The Changchun Jie neighborhood has no sewage system, so public toilets are usually the only option. But an off-the-grid composting toilet system integrated into the plugin makes Hutong life much more convenient.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe Plugin House is custom designed for Mrs. Fan. The living room ceiling extends upwards to provide a double height space with skylights on either side. Sunlight is channeled in from above to flood the previously dark interior with light. To relieve Mrs. Fan of her claustrophobia the small bathroom also has a skylight but receives reflected sunlight from a blue privacy screen. Even on gloomy days the bathroom is covered in a blue tint. A roof deck gives her breathing room from the dense surroundings and private social space.Save this picture!© Gao Tianxia / People’s Architecture OfficePAO’s proprietary prefabricated Plugin Panels makes the Plugin House very affordable. Originally developed for the Courtyard House Plugin for “house in house” renovations, the new Plugin House System is waterproof and can be used outside of an existing structure. These prefabricated modules incorporate insulation, interior and exterior finish into one molded part. Plugin Panels attach to each other with an integrated lock making construction a task simple enough to be completed by a couple of unskilled people and one tool in one day. Wiring and plumbing are integrated into the molded composite panels.Save this picture!© Gao Tianxia / People’s Architecture OfficeThe architectural form of the Plugin is defined not by limitations imposed from regulations but instead the negotiated demands from surrounding neighbors. On all sides of the Plugin the structure cannot block sun light, air circulation, and views of the people next door. Even as the structure was built, new demands came about. The Plugin Panel material makes accommodating these changes practical, chopping off entire sections of the building can be done on site.Save this picture!© Gao Tianxia / People’s Architecture OfficeAs an expression of intersecting social forces the Plugin House is a new urban vernacular born from local conditions. For original residents like Mrs. Fan to move back to these historic parts of Beijing is rare. Through improving living standards for an affordable price within given social constraints the Plugin House attempts to breathe new life into old neighborhoods.Project gallerySee allShow lessPlatform-L Contemporary Art Center / JOHO ArchitectureSelected ProjectsNFB Nursery / Youji no Shiro + HIBINOSEKKEISelected Projects Share Mrs. Fan’s Plugin House / People’s Architecture OfficeSave this projectSaveMrs. Fan’s Plugin House / People’s Architecture Office Houses “COPY” Architects: People’s Architecture Office Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officePeople’s Architecture OfficeOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPeople’s Architecture OfficeHousePAOChinaPublished on December 08, 2016Cite: “Mrs. Fan’s Plugin House / People’s Architecture Office” 07 Dec 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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DuPont Pioneer Launches New Soybean Series

first_img By Gary Truitt – Jan 23, 2013 Facebook Twitter Previous articleCorn Growers Thank Kirk for ServiceNext articleGrowth Energy and RFA Joint Statement on EU Proposed Duties Gary Truitt [audio:|titles=DuPont Pioneer Launches New Soybean Series] DuPont Pioneer Launches New Soybean Series SHARE For more information about T Series soybean products from Pioneer, see your sales professional or go to DuPont Pioneer has announced a new family of soybean varieties to replace their Y series.  Don Schafer, senior marketing manager, says the T series will be available in limited quantity in 2013 with full rollout in 2014. Available in seven maturity groups, T Series products represent the largest number of soybean varieties advanced in a single year by Pioneer. The new T Series varieties succeed the popular Pioneer Y Series soybeans introduced several years ago.  Schafer says this new series will contain greater defensive traits as well as improved yields, “There are 5 new products with the LibertyLink® gene, 2 new varieties with the Roundup STS stack,  34 of these products carry the Roundup Ready gene, 32 are resistant to soybean cyst nematode, and 24 have a major Phytophthora-resistant gene.” There are 39 new products in the T series. “The next generation T Series soybean products provides growers a total package that helps them gain the most from every acre,” said Schafer.  Initially about 30% of the Pioneer lineup will consist of the T series. SHARE Facebook Twitter Schafer told a press briefing on Wednesday these new varieties were developed using Pioneer AYT process, “A step change from earlier offerings, the T Series is a direct result of the AYT system that allows Pioneer soybean breeders to maximize yield potential, agronomic traits, and resistance to yield-robbing pests.”  Employing environment-specific markers to help optimize yields by geography, the AYT process pinpoints native trait genes for increased defensive trait protection and improved pest resistance packages tailored for specific geographies. AYT employs novel trait integration through a proprietary matrix of gene mapping, molecular breeding technologies, and intense local field testing. The system is a key part of a comprehensive plan to accelerate yield gain and broaden resistance to key diseases and insects. Home Indiana Agriculture News DuPont Pioneer Launches New Soybean Serieslast_img read more

Omar Koush arrested

first_img RSF_en May 2, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Omar Koush arrested Organisation Omar Koush, a writer and journalist from Aleppo, was arrested on arrival at Damascus airport after participating in a conference in Turkey. He wrote an article on 29 April entitled “Turkey: dual relations between Arab countries on the one hand and Islamist organizations on the other. center_img News Help by sharing this informationlast_img read more

RSF condemns the UK’s seizure of Syrian journalist’s passport

first_img Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the decision of the UK Border Agency (UKBA) to seize the passport of RSF award-winning Syrian journalist Zaina Erhaim, in response to a request from Syria’s Assad regime, which falsely reported the document as stolen. United KingdomEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists Exiled mediaFreedom of expression United KingdomEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists Exiled mediaFreedom of expression Organisation Receive email alerts News Safety of journalists remains active concern in Northern Ireland as BBC Panorama team is threatened March 23, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Credit : AFP PHOTO / Andrew Caballero-Reynolds Follow the news on United Kingdom Newscenter_img News RSF_en RSF condemns BBC broadcast ban as example of Chinese government reprisal September 27, 2016 RSF condemns the UK’s seizure of Syrian journalist’s passport Upon arrival at London Heathrow airport on 22 September, the UKBA detained Erhaim and questioned her for more than an hour, before confiscating her passport. The UKBA told Erhaim her passport had been reported as stolen and must be returned to the Syrian government.Erhaim has since been able to leave the UK on her old passport, which remains valid, but as the pages are filled, she may be unable to travel further, leaving her at risk. Erhaim had travelled to the UK to speak at an event as part of the Write on Kew Festival on 24 September.Erhaim told RSF: “It’s sad enough that journalists are being targeted by the Assad regime inside Syria and in neighbouring countries, but to reach us even in the UK, where we are supposed to be protected and freedom of expression is guaranteed by law, is so frustrating. In this case, and in many other unreported ones, the UK acted like an arm of Assad, and it helps him to track us down and silence us”.“We are appalled that the UK authorities have allowed our system to be manipulated in this way. British law is meant to protect freedom of expression, not to be used to harass critical journalists at the urging of repressive regimes. We call on the Home Office to take immediate steps to assist Erhaim and issue a public statement in her support”, said Rebecca Vincent, RSF’s UK Bureau Director.Erhaim is the Syria project coordinator for the Institute for War and Peace Reporting. She was awarded the prestigious Reporters Without Borders Prize in 2015, as well as the Peter Mackler Award for Courageous and Ethical Journalism in 2015, for her work in defence of press freedom.The United Kingdom is ranked 38th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. February 12, 2021 Find out more Solidarity with Swedish media outlet Realtid ahead of UK defamation case hearing News to go further February 11, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

19 year old man dies after Derry assault

first_img Previous articleRyan McHugh and Michael Hegarty on Kilcar getting to another Donegal SFC FinalNext articlePomeroy and Clonoe have to go again in Tyrone SFC News Highland Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook WhatsApp Twitter By News Highland – September 24, 2017 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Homepage BannerNews Google+ Facebook Google+ WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 A 19 year old man has died following an assault in Derry city centre.Police are appealing for witnesses to an incident on William Street at around 2.15 this morning.They say the victim was involved in an altercation with another man, but died a short time after arriving in hospital.Foyle MLA Mark H.Durkan said this morning there is a real sense of sadness and shock across Derry today, Foyle MP Elisha Mc Callion echoed that sentiment. Both are encouraging anyone with information to contact the PSNI. Pinterest **********************************PSNI statement in full -Police in Derry/ Londonderry are appealing for witnesses to an assault that occurred in William Street at approximately 2am this morning, Sunday 24 September, in which a 19 year old man died. Detective Chief Inspector Geoff Boyce of the PSNI Serious Crime Branch said : “Police received a report of an assault around 2.15am and attended the scene alongside the NI Ambulance Service.“We believe that the victim was in an altercation with another male and was seriously injured during an assault. He was taken to hospital but died from his injuries a short time later.“Police are aware that many people were socialising in William Street earlier this morning and we would like to hear from members of the public who witnessed an altercation in William Street between approximately 1:45am and 2:15am to get in touch with detectives at Strand Road on telephone number 101, quoting reference number 228 of 24/9/17. “Police would particularly like to hear from motorists who were either parked on or travelling along William Street during these times and who had a dash cam fitted to their vehicle.“Alternatively, information can also be given anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.” 19 year old man dies after Derry assault Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterest Twitterlast_img read more

Farmers market open Saturday in Troy

first_img Md: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Hassie Green, director of the Lillian D. Green Nutrition Center in Troy, said the vouchers for the Senior Farmers Market program will be mailed around the first of June to those who are signed up for the program.“The vouchers may be redeemed at the Pike Farmers Market,” Green said. “Not only can you get farm-fresh fruits and vegetables at great prices at the market, you are also supporting local farmers. So, the vouchers are a benefit to the consumer and the producer.” Email the author Cliff Boutwell of the Spring Hill community has taken the reins as the manager of the Pike Farmers Market for the 2012 summer harvest season.Boutwell has participated in the Pike Farmers Market as a vendor for the Berry Patch for four years and said he is looking forward to wearing a different hat this year.“The outlook for the Pike Farmers Market is good,” Boutwell said. “The market opened with eight producers and, as the season really gets underway, we hope to add other producers.” Published 11:00 pm Friday, May 25, 2012 By Jaine Treadwell Sponsored Content Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits You Might Like Pike County in extreme drought Many people in Pike County are feeling the heat as the mercury in thermometers continues to rise. Right now, areas… read more Latest Stories Farmers market open Saturday in Troy Skip Book Nook to reopen Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration As in the past, the Pike Farmers Market will set up on the back parking lot of First United Methodist Church in Troy.“The market opens at 7 a.m. on Saturdays and, after the first Saturday in June, we will go to a three-day-a-week farmers market,” Boutwell said. “The market will then open at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the same location and be open ‘until.’ ”This Saturday’s market will feature blueberries, blackberries and raspberries from the Berry Patch and also peaches from Chilton County. “The warm weather has produced a lot of berries and some really sweet ones,” Boutwell said. “The locally-grown berries won’t be available after June so you’ll want to shop early for them.”Beans, cucumbers, squash and tomatoes will be available for Saturday’s market, all well.The community supported agriculture farms have organically grown vegetables ready for market and will have a variety of vegetables throughout the summer.Home baked breads and sweets are also available at the Pike Farmers Market. Print Article By Blood Sugar Blaster Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Unequal anthropogenic enrichment of mercury in Earth’s Northern and Southern Hemispheres

first_imgRemote Northern Hemisphere (NH) and Southern Hemisphere (SH) lake sediment and peat records of mercury (Hg) deposition have shown a ×3 to ×5 Hg enrichment since pre-industrial times (<1880 AD), leading to the perception that global atmospheric Hg enrichment is moderate and uniform across the hemispheres. Anthropogenic Hg emissions in the NH are, however, approximately 4 times higher than those in the SH. Here, we reconstruct atmospheric Hg deposition in four remote SH peatlands and review sediment and peat Hg records from both hemispheres. We observe a ×4 all-time enrichment in SH Hg deposition from pre-anthropogenic (<1450 AD) to the late 20th-century periods, which is lower than the large ×16 all-time enrichment in NH Hg deposition. We attribute this difference to lower anthropogenic Hg emissions in the SH, and higher natural atmospheric SH Hg concentrations, supported by ×2 higher natural background Hg accumulation in SH peat records. We suggest that the higher SH natural atmospheric Hg deposition reflects the SH land–ocean distribution, and is driven by important SH marine Hg emissions. Our findings indicate that atmospheric Hg background levels and anthropogenic enrichment in both hemispheres are different and should be taken into account in international Hg assessments and environmental policy.last_img read more