European gaming giant Entain has completed the acquisitions of operators Enlabs AB and Bet.pt in moves that it said further its strategy of targeting fully regulated markets. The acquisition was finalised in March as 94.6% of shareholders backed the deal. “We are committed to operating only in countries which are either already fully regulated or in the process of regulating and will continue to look for opportunities to expand our business internationally.” Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: Europe UK & Ireland Baltics Portugal 1st April 2021 | By Marese O’Hagan Topics: Legal & compliance Regulation Then known as GVC, Entain struck a deal to acquire Portuguese operator Bet.pt in October 2020. GVC was rebranded to Entain in November 2020 with a priority to only operate in fully regulated markets. Entain set out to acquire Baltic-based Enlabs in January 2021 with an offer of £250m. This was then increased to £314.6m after Entain increased its acquisition share offer from SEK40 to SEK53. Regulation Entain expands regulated footprint as it closes Enlabs and Bet.pt deals The news comes as Entain announces new affordability checks across 14 brands in the British market as part of its Advanced Responsibility and Care (ARC) initiative. Work is underway to customise the initiative for further markets throughout 2021. Tags: Enlabs Entain The acquisitions contribute to the 30% increase of fully regulated markets Entain is in, and introduce Entain into four new regulated European markets. With the acquired operators active in a combined six markets in which Entain was not already active, it brings Entain’s total number of regulated markets to 27. “These new acquisitions are in line with our strategy to expand into new locally regulated markets” said Rob Wood, CFO and deputy chief executive of Entain. Email Address
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Evans’ mistake came after he fielded a kick from Zebre scrum-half Brendon Leonard – it could have been a drop-goal attempt but turned into a grubber kick! Evans had plenty of time to clear his lines but Bernabo was up more quickly than he thought.Happily for Evans and Humphreys, their mistakes didn’t cost their teams the match as the Scarlets won 28-13 and Ulster triumphed 23-6. Prop-goal falls shortWales prop Adam Jones gave himself and everyone at Cardiff Arms Park a giggle on Saturday evening when he attempted a drop-goal for the Blues against Munster in the Guinness Pro12.The scores were tied at 21-21 inside the last ten minutes, the referee was playing a penalty advantage for the Blues and Jones, of all people, dropped back into the pocket to have a pop at the posts.He probably fancied his chances as he had been a goal-kicking hooker during his teens. Sadly, his attempt fell short but Jones had a little chuckle as Gareth Davies kicked the penalty for Cardiff, only to see Munster snatch a win at the death.Cheeky shot: Adam Jones had a go at a drop-goal for the BluesGolden OldingLike a hot knife through butter, Stuart Olding sliced through the Dragons’ line to score a magnificent try for Ulster in the Pro12. It was the first of a brace of tries for the full-back and showcased his ability to pick the right line and leave everyone standing.The second try was a more straightforward run-in from close range and it was set up by a magical piece of work from inside centre Stuart McCloskey, who tipped the ball over an opponent so Olding could latch onto it out wide. Entertaining stuff.Ospreys in the huntThe Ospreys made it seven wins out of seven in the Pro12 when they beat Connacht 26-11, despite having nine players unavailable on Wales duty.Steve Tandy’s side have equalled their best start to a league season since the regions were set up in 2003 and are on top of the table as the break for the November Tests begins. The SaintsTricky businessHats off to Barbarians coach John Kirwan and his team for pulling a few tricks out of the bag during their 36-40 loss to Australia at Twickenham on Saturday.Inside the first ten minutes they sprang a surprise when No 8 Steven Luatua launched a long, American Football-style throw-in to a lineout. The plan was for Nick Cummins to catch it in midfield but sadly the ball drifted too far forward.A couple of minutes later the Barbarians were at it again. When Australia conceded a penalty five metres out on the left, scrum-half Tomas Cubelli tapped the ball then chipped it backwards over his own head and into the in-goal area. With Australia caught off-guard, Barbarians No 10 Colin Slade charged up to try to take the ball and touch down for a try, but tighthead prop Angus Taavao-Matau and blindside Adam Thomson also jumped for the ball and the move ended with a knock-on. Ten out of ten for enterprise though! If you missed it on Saturday, take a look for yourself now. Juggling act: Colin Slade (right) and Angus Taavao-Matau mess up the Barbarians’ surprise move The Barbarians played it fast and loose, the weekend’s Guinness Pro12 battles produced skills, smiles, and shakes of the head, while the LV= Cup turned out to be a crowd-pleaser. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Fans-tasticIn England the Aviva Premiership gave way to the lower-key LV= Cup this weekend, which means most clubs field a lot of Academy players in their teams, to give them experience. Despite the lack of star names on show, 50,787 rugby fans still paid their money and took their seats so they could cheer on their team in the six cup clashes played over the weekend. That’s an average of almost 8,500 per game, while the crowds topped 13,000 at Bath and Northampton. These English rugby fans seem to be a dedicated bunch.Dan’s the manSale Sharks fought back from 17-19 down at half-time to beat Wasps 32-29 in the LV= Cup and their director of rugby Steve Diamond handed some of the credit to openside Dan Braid for the way he rallied his troops at the break.“We physically weren’t in it in the first half, we were soft,” said Diamond. “Dan Braid did the team-talk at half-time, we, the coaches, didn’t go in and it was down to Dan to sort that physicality side of things out, but it got progressively better.”Get physical: Dan Braid (left) galvanized the Sale team at half-time The SinnersHarsh callThe debate about taking an opponent out in the air reared its head again on Sunday when Harlequins wing Ollie Lindsay-Hague was sin-binned for tackling Saracens’ Jack Wilson in the air. Referee Leighton Hodges wielded the yellow card against the advice of his Television Match Official, having looked at a succession of replays on the big screen.Lindsay-Hague undoubtedly grabbed hold of Wilson in the air, as both players went up for a high ball, but the Saracens man landed on his hands and knees and the Harlequin seemed to be doing his best to make sure his landing was safe. That is certainly what the TMO said and although the referee is entitled to over-rule the other officials, it looked like a harsh call from Hodges.Launch delayed: Joe Launchbury will miss England’s autumn Tests due to a neck injuryA pain in the neckThe delicate tissues of Joe Launchbury’s neck make it into the Sinners list this week, for ruling the Wasps lock out of England’s November Tests.Launchbury has won 22 caps in the last two years and become a key figure in England’s pack, but now Stuart Lancaster’s team will have to face the All Blacks, South Africa, Samoa and Australia without him and Geoff Parling (concussion) powering the scrum from the engine room of the second row.Kicking themselvesScarlets full-back Steffan Evans was left red-faced after Zebre lock Valerio Bernabo charged down his clearance kick to score a try during their Guinness Pro12 match and Ulster’s Ian Humphreys was also wishing the ground would swallow him up when he broke the Dragons line with a nice dummy but then passed to no one in particular as he headed for the 22. As the ball bounced harmlessly on the ground, Humphreys just shook his head in disbelief. TAGS: OspreysUlster
“I had a bulging disc at the worst possible time. It was a completely new coaching team, apart from Trevor (Woodman), and everyone wanted to prove themselves,” he says.“I fought hard to get fit, played a couple of United games, and then when Dan Murphy got injured, Trevor backed me. It was the first time I packed down with Richard Hibbard and John Afoa.”Front-row union: With Richard Hibbard and John Afoa, who he first played with on a day of Tiger tamingWood marked his first start under the new David Humphreys and Laurie Fisher-led coaching set-up in rare fashion – with one of his six Premiership tries.“Tom Savage and I put pressure on Freddie Burns as he tried to clear. Tom charged it down and gave me a delayed offload, and I drove over with Graham Kitchener, his limbs all over the place, trying to stop me.“The match was a dream start for me after everything that had happened. I had an opportunity and took it. I showed that, even at 31 as I was then, I was still able to do it.”Jonny May and Charlie Sharples also dotted down as Gloucester turned round 30-9 to the good, a lead they never looked like relinquishing.9 Jan 2015Gloucester 24 Saracens 23A game that had it all. It’s most remembered for the last-gasp winning penalty that James Hook landed from halfway, but for Wood there was more pain than elation following his removal from the fray on a stretcher.“Everything happened,” he says. “Ben Morgan broke his leg, Charlie Sharples had a five-inch gash in his leg, and I had a neck injury.“I’d had a series of stingers on my left side after the same nerve kept getting pinched. I got a hit on top of the head and it compressed my neck and shut off power to my left arm. I was out for 11 or 12 weeks but for a few weeks it looked like I might have to retire, so it was a watershed moment for me.”Wood recalls hearing the fans’ victory cheers whilst waiting in the ambulance, and at the Gloucester Royal he had Morgan and Sharples for company – “The three of us had a WhatsApp group going in hospital.”Pain and glory: Wood was carried off v Saracens as Gloucester won a pulsating 2015 clash (Action Images)As well as four yellow cards, there were five tries and that dramatic finish. “Callum Braley scored after a length-of-field move but Sarries’ power that day was ridiculous and they scored three tries from driving mauls (via both Vunipola brothers and a penalty try).“At 23-21 down it looked like Chris Ashton had scored to settle it but it was brought back for a penalty because he was in front of the kicker, and Hooky took the kick from nowhere near the right mark and got it.“But we should have had a penalty much closer to the posts before that because we picked them up in the scrum.”It was a bittersweet way to celebrate his 32nd birthday and proved a shot in the arm to a Gloucester side that had been struggling.“It was a massive high and set us up for the rest of the season. From that point we went on a long unbeaten run at home and also won the Challenge Cup.”MOST PREMIERSHIP MATCHES ON ONE GROUND102George Chuter (Leicester & Saracens) & Geordan Murphy (Leicester), Welford Road, 1998-2013101Nick Wood (Gloucester), Kingsholm, 2003-100Tom May (Newcastle, Northampton & London Welsh), Kingston Park, 1999-2015 …AND THE NEXT HIGHEST-PLACED CURRENT PLAYERS89 Stephen Myler (Northampton), Franklin’s Gardens, 2006-87 Topsy Ojo (London Irish), Madejski Stadium, 2006-87 David Paice (London Irish), Madejski Stadium, 2006-85 Nick Easter (Harlequins), Stoop Memorial Ground, 2004-79 Mike Brown (Harlequins), Stoop Memorial Ground, 2006-For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here. Fans’ favourite: Nick Wood celebrates after winning the Challenge Cup final last year (Action Images) TAGS: GloucesterLeicester TigersLondon IrishSaracens LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The Gloucester prop is one home match away from equalling a Premiership record. Here are his fondest memories in front of the Shed Heads since starting out in 2003… Nick Wood already has a couple of notable records to his name: the highest number of competitive first-team appearances for Gloucester (277) and the first man to reach a double century of Premiership games for the club (he’s on 203).And there’s a more obscure record in the offing should the 33-year-old prop face Northampton this Saturday: he would equal the highest number of Premiership games played on one ground, drawing level with retired Tigers George Chuter and Geordan Murphy, who played 102 league games at Welford Road.Regardless of whether or not he gets the nod this weekend, Wood has a heap of memories from his 101 Premiership outings at Kingsholm to date to reflect on. Here’s his top five…Sat 11 Oct 2003Gloucester 24 Leicester 3Wood’s Premiership debut was a defeat at London Irish in round two of the 2003-04 season, and his home debut, a 30-7 defeat of Saracens, followed a week later.But his first special memory came the day before England kicked off their victorious World Cup campaign in Australia – a thumping of the Tigers in which Wood played the full 80 minutes.“It was a bright, sunny day and I was on a massive high, because it was my first start at Kingsholm and probably my first start in a Gloucester shirt,” says Wood. “As a kid you dream of having your name on the back of your shirt, not just a number.“I managed to get my hands on the ball a bit and obviously Leicester are very strong opponents traditionally, so it was a memorable day.”Young Cherry: Wood, aged 20, in 2003 (Getty)Wood, who made only one other Premiership start that season, had Chris Fortey and Andy Deacon beside him in the front row against a Tigers trio of Graham Rowntree, Chuter and Ricky Nebbett. And he may even have dished out a bit of abuse to Jim Hamilton, a future friend and team-mate, in the visitors’ second row. “He was a bit heavier in those days!”Tries by Marcel Garvey and Robert Todd, plus the boot of Henry Paul, did for Leicester.Sat 5 May 2007Gloucester 50 Saracens 9Nowadays it’s hard to imagine a full-strength Saracens getting crushed but that’s what happened in the 2007 Premiership semi-final as Gloucester cruised through to Twickenham with seven unanswered tries.“It was a fantastic result and reflected our dominance that season. The league is a lot closer these days,” says Wood.“I was up against Cobus Visagie, one of the toughest opponents I’ve ever faced, but we did okay and Pete Richards was tearing it up at scrum-half. It was a good day at the office, but unfortunately we lost Bucko (Peter Buxton) and Marco (Bortolami) before the final and went on to lose to Leicester.”On fire: Pete Richards scores during the rout of Sarries (Getty)The Swindon-born loosehead recalls something else about that famous thrashing. “They were doing redevelopment work at Kingsholm and we had to change in Portakabins. One of the stands had been knocked down and there was an immense view of the cathedral; it was like a marriage of two great Gloucester landmarks, Kingsholm and the cathedral. The capacity was only 9,000 but even without the stand to help the noise reverberate, it was still a fantastic atmosphere.”Richards, Luke Narraway, Anthony Allen, Andy Hazell, Mark Foster, Christian Califano all crossed, to go with a penalty try and 15 points from Willie Walker.Sat 31 Jan 2009Gloucester 23 London Irish 21“There were two shocks in this game,” explains Wood. “First, that I won Man of the Match despite being a prop forward. Second, that I won it despite only playing 26 minutes. I don’t know what Stuart Barnes (Sky’s adjudicator) was drinking that day!”Gloucester’s scrums were already solid but Wood’s entrance, where he locked horns with Richard Skuse, was the catalyst for a series of scrum penalties that helped the Cherry & Whites stage a stirring fightback.Cheers, Barnesy! Wood with his Guinness Man of the Match award after his cameo against Irish (Getty)“Sometimes you can play 80 minutes, the scrums go well and you make 20 tackles but you lose narrowly to a forward pass and you don’t get Man of the Match. Then you can get it for 26 minutes’ work – you should have seen Dean Ryan’s face when he found out!“The only other Man of the Match award I got in 200-odd Premiership games was away to Bath in 2012 (when he scored Gloucester’s try in a 14-11 win).”Gloucester trailed 18-3 but Olly Barkley’s six penalties kept them in the hunt and Iain Balshaw’s late try completed the rousing recovery act.Sat 4 October 2014Gloucester 33 Leicester 16The context to this game was everything because, at the end of a good pre-season for Wood, he got an injury that prevented him playing – and hopefully impressing a brand-new coaching team.
Rector Collierville, TN Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Martinsville, VA The Union of Black Episcopalians hosted a “Vigil for Racial Justice and the Healing of Our Nation” online on May 31. Screenshot: Lynn Collins[Episcopal News Service] With voices echoing those of 1960s’ civil rights leaders, a rainbow of black, white, Asian, Latino and Native Americans from across the church swelled to the 300-participant online capacity for a “Vigil for Racial Justice and the Healing of Our Nation,” hosted on Pentecost by the Union of Black Episcopalians and joined by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry.The May 31 vigil came on the sixth day of nationwide protests sparked by the death of George Floyd, the latest African American to die in police custody.UBE National President the Very Rev. Kim Coleman led the prayers, lament, witness, and call for racial justice, invoking the names of Floyd and three other African Americans — Breonna Taylor, Sean Reed and Ahmaud Arbery — who were recently killed by police or vigilantes. The vigil was intended as a sacred conversation in their memory and for “thousands of others like them whose voices have been silenced and who have been robbed of their lives over the past 400 years by the sin of racism,” Coleman said.These assaults, she said, “have broken our hearts, erupted onto our streets and crippled cities across our country.”“‘We are sick and tired of being sick and tired,’” Coleman said, quoting civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer. “‘That’s why we’ve come back to that place where people of faith know to go when our backs are against the wall. We turn to God through prayer and we turn to community through witness.’”The online vigil was attended by the presiding bishop, Missouri Bishop-elect Deon Johnson, New Jersey Bishop William “Chip” Stokes and the Rt. Rev. Carl Wright, The Episcopal Church’s bishop for Armed Forces and Federal Ministries who is an honorary UBE adviser.“We’ve run a long race, and this race will not be over until all of God’s children know the glorious liberty of the children of God,” Curry told those gathered.Floyd, 46, died during a May 25 arrest in Minneapolis, Minnesota. On May 29, Derek Chauvin, the officer who pressed his knee to the back of Floyd’s neck while he lay on the ground, was arrested and charged with murder and manslaughter. In an 8-minute video captured by a bystander and shared widely on social media, Floyd could be heard saying “I can’t breathe,” the same words Eric Garner spoke in 2014 before he died in the hands of police in Staten Island, New York.Garner’s death was also captured on video and led to nationwide protests over the use of excessive police force and the creation of the Black Lives Matter movement. New York Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo was never charged in Garner’s death, though an administrative judge found Pantaleo guilty of using a banned chokehold. The Justice Department dropped federal civil rights charges against Pantaleo last July. A month later, Pantaleo was fired from his job.Coleman also referenced the recent deaths of three other African Americans.Dreasjon “Sean” Reed, 21, was shot May 6 after he was stopped by Indianapolis Metropolitan Police who said they had observed him driving recklessly. His death was livestreamed on Facebook.Breonna Taylor, 26, an emergency room technician, died March 13 when Louisville, Kentucky, police used a battering ram to break down the door of her apartment. During the subsequent confrontation, Taylor was shot eight times.Ahmaud Arbery, 25, was killed February 23, while jogging in Brunswick, Georgia, a coastal city about 250 miles south of Atlanta. Two armed white men chased him, and after a struggle, Arbery was shot twice. A prosecutor, who later recused himself from the case, had argued that the two, Gregory McMichael, 64, and his son Travis McMichael, 34, were acting within the state’s citizen arrest and self-defense laws. The McMichaels were arrested May 7 and charged with murder and aggravated assault after a New York Times investigative report.Voices of lament, anger, fear, sadness, changeRepresentatives of the UBE’s six regional chapters offered prayers and reflections during the hour-long vigil. The Rev. Hershey Mallette Stephens described fears for “my own family, my father, my brothers and, one day, my tiny, smiling innocent son Jeremiah, if I continue to ignore this petrifying wound” of racism.“We call out in holy rage for all those murdered by the state … for the 140 million poor and low-wage people now living in the wealthiest nation in the history of the planet,” said Stephens, who is dean of the chapel and spiritual life at St. Augustine’s University in Raleigh, North Carolina. St. Augustine’s was founded in 1867 by the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina to make education available to newly freed slaves.She invited participants to join a national call for moral revival scheduled online for June 20, 2020, organized by the Poor People’s Campaign, “because somebody’s been hurting our family and it’s gone on far too long. We won’t, we can’t, we refuse to be silent anymore.”The Rev. Ellis Clifton Jr., UBE Midwest regional director, reminded the gathering that even Jesus ran out of patience and cleared the temple of the moneychangers. Although not condoning violent protest and property destruction, “‘There comes a time when tired people have had enough. And they rise up, they act. For many years they have shown amazing patience. But we come here tonight to be saved from patience that makes us patient with anything less than freedom and justice,’” Ellis said quoting Martin Luther King Jr.‘What white people can do’It is up to white people to change the narrative, said the Rev. Mike Kinman, rector of All Saints Church in Pasadena, California, in the Diocese of Los Angeles.“We need to learn the history — the real history — and we need to tell the history … un-whitewashed … that there have been far more, far more instances of violence perpetrated against black people by white people than the other way around,” he said.“It is up to us to listen and to hold space for black and brown people as they express the centuries of trauma they are carrying in their bodies and spirits because of that history.”Kinman was dean of the Christ Church Cathedral in St. Louis, Missouri, when 18-year-old unarmed Michael Brown was shot and killed Aug. 9, 2014, by a white police officer. His killing sparked weeks of protest and civil unrest.“What is playing out right now in this country will continue to happen over and over again until we change something. We need to make some new history,” Kinman said.Racism has infected the American economy, systems and structures “and continues to damage us all,” Stokes, the New Jersey bishop, said, acknowledging the country’s history of racism and its institutionalization.“Racism is a white problem, the effects of which more often than we can measure bring great harm and often premature death to people of color. [It will take] great intentionality, genuine sacrifice and real resolve by whites in this country to help dismantle racism and its structures to assist in bringing about a just society,” he said. “It’s time for white America to wake up fully to the truth of our racism and oppression and own it. Until we do, we will not be either well or great as a nation.”Hope, transformation Transformation is possible by putting faith into action and by confronting educational and health care inequality, as well as lack of economic and other opportunities, said John Robertson, chair of UBE’s Mental Health Task Force. “You’ve heard the expression, ‘making lemonade out of lemons,’ but transformational growth is changing the lemonade so that it sustains us through the rest of life,” he said.Prayer is action, according to the Rev. Sandye Wilson, a UBE adviser. She said white Episcopalians must stand up, speak up, show up and act. “It’s not enough to tell me how close you are to me and how much this hurts you. You have work to do.“Prayer is voting. Prayer is getting others out to the polls. Prayer is naming systems that oppress and being unafraid. Prayer is challenging one another in our own internal opposition to not look down on those who have taken to the streets and say, ‘That’s not the way I would do it, and they are not really related to me.’ We are all in this boat together, and those that are taking to the streets in peaceful demonstrations are exercising their right to pray. Will you join us in this movement dear friends?“The time is now. We need moral courage to stand up and speak up. It’s in our hands, friends. Jesus gave us all we need. Let our prayer be our action, let our action be our prayer and may God go with us and bless us always,” Wilson said.– The Rev. Pat McCaughan is a correspondent for the Episcopal News Service. She is based in Los Angeles, California. 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New fast-tracking process introduced AS queues for social welfare benefits continue to grow in Limerick, with the number signing on for Jobseekers payments having shot up by 1,000 in December, the department has admitted that the processing time for claims is longer here than the national average. But is there anything being done about this?Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up In reply to a parliamentary question brought before the Dail recently regarding the waiting time for applicants in Limerick, Minister Mary Hanafin replied: “While I know that processing times are still too long, it should be noted that the additional resources and process improvement measures that have been put in place are having an impact”.The majority of claimants in Limerick are registered in the city, and a representative of the Department of Social and Family Affairs told the Limerick Post that the figure had risen by 50% in the past year from just over 10,000 to almost 15,100, at the Dominic Street office.Niamh Fitzgerald, spokesperson for the department said: “Limerick Social Welfare Local Office had an average processing time of over three weeks for Jobseekers Benefit and over eight weeks for Jobseeer’s Allowance claims during December”.She added that the national average time was over two weeks for Jobseeker’s Benefit, which is based on PRSI contributions, and over six weeks for Jobseeker’s Allowance, which is means test.Ms. Fitzgerald continued: “The length of time it takes to process claims varies and depends not only on the availability of staff in a given office but also on the complexity of the claim”.She added that the department had taken initiatives to cope with the increase in claims for Jobseekers payments.“Since May 2008, some 400 extra staff have been assigned to local offices, new Central Support Units and the Departments Inspectorate. In accordance with Government policy, the majority of these posts were filled by the redeployment of existing civil servants, either within the Department or from other Government Departments”.She pointed out that a number of further measures had been taken to improve claim processing procedures including a streamlined process for people who had a claim in the previous two years, the establishment of a number of central support units around the country, where backlog claims are decided, simplification of the application form and an improved procedure for claimants moving to Jobseekers Allowance when their Jobseeker’s Benefit expires due to PRSI stamps having been used up.There is also to be a new fast- tracking process which involves taking, registering and deciding claims, where possible, in the one dedicated appointment for people coming to make a claim for a Jobseekers payment. This would mean that new and repeat claimants can be cleared in a matter of days.Ms. Fitzgerald explained that anyone who is under financial pressure while awaiting a decision on their claim for a Jobseekers payment can apply to their local health centre for Supplementary Welfare Allowance, subject to means test and qualifying conditions.Recipients of Jobseekers Allowance or Benefit must collect their payment from the Post Office and produce a valid photo ID. Other benefits may be lodged directly into a bank account. Linkedin WhatsApp Previous articleLIT students launch innovative websiteNext articlePipe bombs discovered behind Roxboro Shopping Centre admin Twitter NewsLocal NewsBenefit queues and waiting times soarBy admin – January 29, 2010 556 Advertisement Email Print Facebook
Gweedore Sewerage Scheme delayed as Irish Water prepare a “business case review” NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Google+ Facebook Facebook Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Twitter WhatsApp Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Google+ Previous articleCrossan says presidential visit will boost national profile of Tipp O’Neill awardNext articleMalin to Mizen cycle in memory of two fallen gardai arrives in Donegal News Highland Twitter Pinterest By News Highland – September 11, 2014 News 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Pinterest WhatsApp Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH The long awaited Gweedore sewerage scheme has been put back by Irish Water, and will not go ahead in the next two years.Responding to queries today from Cllr Michael Colm Mc Giolla Easbuig, Irish Water acknowledged is listed on its Capital Investment Plan 2014-2016 and planning is already at an advanced stage.However, the company said it intends to undertake an in-depth business case review of the scheme prior to it advancing any further, and in this context, it’s unlikely that the scheme will advance to construction before 2016.Cllr Mc Giolla Easbuig says it’s a bad day for West Donegal………..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/michgweedoresewage.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published
HR must speak out on maternity plansOn 17 Oct 2000 in Personnel Today Family-friendly working is the most overused phrase of the year. At every HR event, speakers and delegates have been eager to drop words like flexible working into the conversation at every opportunity.The media have been full of articles on the work-life balance; nor have politicians been slow to jump on the bandwagon of what looks like a votewinner.The DTI has been busy canvassing views, and its review of the issues concerning parents at work, which was launched in June, closes next week. The next step will be a Government consultation paper, which is expected at the end of next month.The idea of a “baby bonus” for employers is one of the better ones that have been floated. Companies would welcome a payment that funds training and updates the skills of women returners. In a buoyant recruitment market, where there are skills shortages and a fight to keep the best talent, any initiatives which encourage employers to make sure women return to work are essential.What is important is that HR professionals have their say. Practitioners were surprisingly reluctant to comment on this issue when Personnel Today sought their views this week.Proposals such as extending maternity leave from 40 weeks to a year have a direct effect on the business, and HR should ensure it makes its views known.Been there, done that The Hollywood comedy Groundhog Day is about a man permanently trapped in the same day. Every time the alarm rings in the morning he checks the date on the digital monitor, and discovers he is about to relive the previous day.When veteran delegates to CIPD conferences wake up in their splendid Victorian hotel rooms next week they might well experience a similar sensation. This feeling will intensify if, over the full English breakfast, they happen to scan the conference programme.Many of the names of keynote speakers will be familiar – and the themes will ring a bell, too. It can feel as if the organisers get the themes for this year’s conference by jumbling up the words for last year’s. Last year it might have been “Putting people into strategy”. This year, perhaps, “Putting strategy into people”.The format of the CIPD’s conference has served it well. But might it be time to ring the changes? Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed.