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Category: gzianuamasoamfuy Betfred buys MoPlay database, plans to refund stakes

first_imgSports betting Betfred buys MoPlay database, plans to refund stakes 16th March 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Payments Topics: Sports betting Strategy Betfred has acquired part of the customer database of insolvent MoPlay operator Addison Global and will return customer stakes on open bets, according to an email sent to customers.According to the email, Addison and Petfre (Gibraltar) Ltd, which operates Betfred, have agreed that customers who are resident in the UK and Ireland “will be given the opportunity to have their cash balances honoured by Betfred.”It appears that players will have to register for an account with Betfred to access the funds held in their MoPlay accounts, with customers advised that the operator would be in contact “within the next 72 hours” on how to register.Open bets on any MoPlay accounts will be voided and stakes returned to users’ balances. “We apologise that it has taken so long to achieve this result for you, but it was important to ensure that the operator who we came to an agreement with was highly reputable and met strict data protection and privacy standards,” MoPlay said.A Betfred spokesperson told iGB that it would provide a statement in the next 48 hours.On 19 February, the Gibraltar Licensing Authority suspended Addison Global’s license as a result of the operator’s inability honour its outstanding debts.  In a statement provided to iGB, the regulator suggested Addison Global had expected to receive greater financial backing than was actually the case. The next day, the British Gambling Commission did the same.iGamingBusiness.com understands that the operator owed significant sums to multiple affiliate partners, including a sum upwards of £500,000 (€597,000/$645,000) to one. This money has been owed since March 2019, according to sources close to the matter.Although customers were initially allowed to withdraw any funds held in their accounts, on 22 February, both versions of the operator’s site stopped processing withdrawals with the operator announcing its insolvency.Addison Global remains without a management team following mass resignations. A source close to the situation informed iGB that the entire executive team of the operator stepped down just before Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner Andrew Lyman’s decision was announced, though continued working with its principal shareholder in an attempt to fend off its collapse. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: UK & Ireland Email Address Betfred has acquired part of the customer database of insolvent MoPlay operator Addison Global and will return customer stakes on open bets, according to an email sent to customers. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterlast_img read more

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Category: gzianuamasoamfuy Stock market crash: 2 top UK shares I’d buy in an ISA to retire rich

first_img Enter Your Email Address Roland Head | Tuesday, 20th October, 2020 | More on: BVIC SCT Roland Head has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Britvic and Softcat. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image source: Getty Images I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Stock market crash: 2 top UK shares I’d buy in an ISA to retire rich This year’s stock market crash will probably live on in investors’ memories for quite a while. But at times like this, it’s even more important to focus on investing in good businesses. These will usually survive and prosper, even in difficult times.I believe the companies I’m looking at today are great examples of this. These UK shares have delivered reliable results for many years. They’ve continued to perform well this year. I reckon that buying these stocks and holding them in a Stocks and Shares ISA should help you to retire in comfort.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…This UK share is up this yearSome shares bounced back very quickly indeed from the stock market crash. The share price of IT services group Softcat (LSE: SCT) fell by 1,227p to a low of 832p between 19 February and 19 March.But investors who kept their heads will have seen the value of their shares bounce back to a high of 1,257p by 22 May. In my view, the lesson here is that if you own shares in a good business, then the best plan in a stock market crash is often to do nothing.Softcat benefited from the shift to working from home and the company says that its revenue rose by 8.6% to £1,077.1m last year. Operating profit rose by 10.9% to £93.7m, a new record.Shareholders will receive an ordinary dividend for the year of 16.6p, up 11.4% on 2019. The company also plans to play an additional special dividend of 7.6p.However, management is taking a cautious view on the year ahead. It says that corporate spending — about 75% of sales — is currently cautious due to the uncertain outlook. With Brexit, coronavirus, and a likely recession on the horizon, that’s understandable.Softcat says that market conditions could be “challenging for a time” and the shares are down today.Personally, I think the long-term growth potential of this business remains strong. I’d view any serious dip in the share price as a long-term buying opportunity.Stock market crash: this defensive stock looks cheap to meMy second pick is FTSE 250 soft drink group Britvic (LSE: BVIC). This firm is best known for brands such as Robinsons, J2O and Fruit Shoot. But the company is also the bottling partner for PepsiCo in the UK, producing drinks such as Pepsi and 7UP.This is a valuable source of income for Britvic and the firm has just signed a new 20-year agreement with PepsiCo, securing this business for the foreseeable future.Alongside this news, Britvic also issued an upbeat trading report. The company says that performance has improved since pubs and restaurants reopened in July, while grocery sales have remains strong. As a result, full-year profits are expected to be slightly ahead of market forecasts.Although the shares are up by 6% today, Britvic was hit hard by pub and restaurant closures earlier this year. The shares haven’t yet recovered from the stock market crash and have fallen by nearly 25% over the last year.I think this is a buying opportunity for long-term investors. At a last-seen share price of 800p, Britvic stock trades on 14 times 2021 forecast earnings, with a prospective yield of around 3.7%. For a defensive business with evergreen brands, I reckon that’s good value.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! See all posts by Roland Headlast_img read more

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Category: gzianuamasoamfuy Speed and Agility with Christian Wade and Tom Varndell – WIN Kukri Hex Rings!

first_imgThursday May 30, 2013 Speed and Agility with Christian Wade and Tom Varndell – WIN Kukri Hex Rings! Wasps speedsters Tom Varndell and Christian Wade have teamed up with Kukri to present a series of videos featuring training methods that will help you to develop your speed and agility. Today we bring you the videos as well as a great competition. After an excellent season for the lightning fast wingers, where they scored 13 tries each, they initiated this project to give you an exclusive look at the type of training they do.“We made these quick tip training vids to help rugby players of all abilities to improve their speed, power & agility. We also want to give viewers an insight in to what professional rugby players do in specific speed/power/agility training sessions, and inspire them to go and put it into practice.”“We hope the videos can provide a quick but effective way of teaching the basics of what we do in terms of speed training and ways to hopefully improve and add to their own speed training.”The Kukri HexTeaming up with Kukri to produce the videos, they use the Kukri Hex rings, a versatile 3-in-1 training aid that helps players to improve speed and agility through the use of rings and hurdles.“The Kukri Hex Agility Rings take speed and agility to another level,” said Varndell. “They are really versatile and good fun too, so they make training more interesting. They also transfer on to the pitch easily because you can move them around and you can develop new training drills with them.  I think they’re great!”Christian Wade, who scored against the Barbarians and will be touring with England over the next few weeks, says that they’re an awesome training aid.“This is the first time I’ve come across the Kukri Hex Agility Rings and there are so many different drill options you can do because each ring has six sides, unlike the ladders where you can only go forwards and backwards.  You can also turn them into hurdles which is amazing.”To find out more check out the Kukri Hex website hereKukri Hex CompetitionWe have 5 sets of the Kukri Hex Agility Rings to give away to Rugbydump users, for home use or within your team environment. Each set includes 6 Hex Agility Rings and handle transport system.To enter, answer the following: The competition is now closed. Thanks for entering!Question – How many tries did the Aviva Premiership’s top try scorers, Wasps wings Tom Varndell and Christian Wade, achieve together this season?Entry – Follow and Tweet @Rugbydump with: ‘I’ve just entered to win a @kukrisports #kukrihex!‘ and make sure you include the answer to the above question.Aside from the competition, the videos are very well put together and presented, and will hopefully provide some valuable insight into the type of training these guys do. Below is the first video, and you can watch the second video on page 2 (link below the video)Entries close Monday 10th June 2013The second part of the video series presented by Tom Varndell and Christian Wade.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Competition , Training Related Articles 182 WEEKS AGO WIN: Rugby Nations 18 mobile game 184 WEEKS AGO WIN: George North signed Wales shirt PLUS… 200 WEEKS AGO WIN the new England 2017-2018 home jersey… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe 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

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Category: gzianuamasoamfuy 2017 Six Nations: The Journalists’ Preview

first_imgMonday Jan 30, 2017 2017 Six Nations: The Journalists’ Preview Ahead of this year’s Six Nations kickoff, we hear from a number of top northern hemisphere rugby writers, as Nick Heath gets their thoughts on various elements of the championship. It sets the scene nicely for what should be a fascinating month ahead. Sharing their feelings on the much loved tournament are top rugby writers from the UK, Ireland and France, namely Alex Lowe, Alex Spink, Mick Cleary, Nick Mullins, Ben Coles, Murray Kinsella, Rob Kitson, Chris Jones, Owain Jones and Simon Valzer.The various talking points have been listed below, but feel free to share your thoughts too! Watch the videos and leave your viewpoint in the comments if you fancy weighing in on the discussion.The ChampionshipThe contributors talk about what the famous Championship means to themThe Winners Predictions are made!The FixturesWhich fixtures look to be the most appealing?The DebutantsWhich newcomers will stand to make a big impact this year?The SurprisesThoughts on what surprises might be in store for this year’s tournamentThe Main PlayersIn the final part the preview, the guys consider the potential players of the ChampionshipThanks to everyone who shared their thoughts, and of course to Rugby Media’s Nick HeathADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe 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

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Category: gzianuamasoamfuy Pork Could Top Beef Production

first_img Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleAnnual Farm Bureau Convention Heads to Southern IndianaNext articleMcDonalds Ask Consumers What They Want to Know About Their Food Andy Eubank Home Indiana Agriculture News Pork Could Top Beef Production Pork Could Top Beef Production With a raise in forecasted pork production last week, pork is now on pace to surpass beef for the first time since 1952. Reuters  reports that would come at a surprising time, as pork producers in the US are recovering from Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus. As market data would point out, hog weights have increased during that time even as PEDV has killed an estimated eight million piglets. In the monthly World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates, the USDA raised the commercial pork production forecast for 2015 to 23.9 billion pounds. USDA projected 2015 beef output at 23.8 billion pounds, with a marginal upward revision from the September report and a 2.3 percent decline versus last year’s production.Hogs will become readily available as farms largely unaffected by the virus grow their herds, thanks largely to high-priced hogs and low-cost feed, according to Reuters. On the other hand, it will take at least two years, the time for a calf to reach slaughter weight, before cattle ranchers can expect a turnaround in the U.S. herd from a 63-year low after several years of drought damaged crops.Source: NAFB News Service By Andy Eubank – Oct 13, 2014 SHARElast_img read more

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Category: gzianuamasoamfuy What we’re reading: It’s about immigration

first_imgTwitter What we’re reading: Former Vice President dies at 93, Chad President killed on frontlines Previous articleThe Skiff: November 8, 2018Next articleTCU Board of Trustees vote on increasing tuition, updates on construction Mariana Rivas RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Mariana Rivashttps://www.tcu360.com/author/mariana-rivas/ Twitter Mariana Rivas ReddIt Horoscope: November 13, 2019 printWe’re back and we’re reading – everything from the “Washington Post” to the “CBS News.” We’re trying to help you keep up with the rapid pace of politics and policy. Today we’ve got news on various immigration policies, protests encouraging the Russia investigation, and more on the midterms.Trump to limit immigration access to asylum-seekersThe Trump Administration is putting words into action by limiting asylum-seeker’s entry to the country.They issued a new rule Thursday that will block migrants from crossing the border outside of certain entryways and block them from getting asylum.But it seems the legislation will face challenges right away. Federal law says that anyone in the U.S. can apply for asylum status, regardless of how they got there.But President Trump isn’t stopping to limit access to illegal immigrants, and his many warnings of the dangers of the migrant caravan prove that.Appellate court rules against cancelling DACAA U.S. appeals court in California ruled against President Trump’s efforts to put a stop to DACA.The program grants immigrants who were brought into the U.S. illegally certain residential rights like work permits.But it’s not all smooth sailing from here for Dreamers. It’s likely that the administration’s next move will be to take the case to the Supreme Court.Acting Attorney General disses the CourtThe acting attorney general is in hot water after controversial comments.Matthew Whitaker once said the courts “are supposed to be the inferior branch,” and that the Supreme Court shouldn’t have as much power in reviewing other branches of the federal government.Like some conservatives, Whitaker had a long history of believing the federal courts had too much power.According to the New York Times, news of these comments come after other questionable views including belittling the Russian investigation which he now oversees.Protests support Russian investigationProtestors gathered across the country in an effort to maintain special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into links between the Trump campaign and Russia.Places like Washington D.C., Boston, Chicago, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Philadelphia were filled with hundreds saying “nobody is above the law” on Thursday.Organizers of the protest said that appointing Matthew Whitaker as the acting Attorney General was an effort to quietly get rid of the investigation.Not all the results are inIt’s been three days since Election Day, and the citizens of Georgia and Florida can’t exactly be sure who won three of their important political races.There’s been rumors of recounts and runoffs with several attorneys involved. But the uncertainty lies in Georgia’s governor race and Florida’s senate race.Brian Kemp, the Republican candidate for Georgia’s governor, took the victory Tuesday night by 50.3 percent of the votes, but he decided to quit Thursday.The Stacey Abrams campaign said the results would show in her favor when all the votes are counted, which would require a run-off in December.Michelle Obama’s memoir tells allFormer first lady Michelle Obama’s anticipated memoir “Becoming” included details about her dislike of President Trump.Obama said she could “never forgive” Trump for spreading rumors about her family. Rumors about the legitimacy of former President Barack Obama’s birth certificate put her family in danger.The memoir will also reveal details about her life as first lady and how the modern political spotlight has changed her.The book will be released Tuesday.That’s all we have for today. Check back Monday for more. Facebook Linkedin Horoscope: November 15, 2019 ReddItcenter_img Horoscope: November 14, 2019 Mariana Rivashttps://www.tcu360.com/author/mariana-rivas/ Linkedin Mariana Rivashttps://www.tcu360.com/author/mariana-rivas/ + posts What we’re reading: Chauvin found guilty in Floyd case, Xi to attend Biden’s climate change summit Facebook Mariana Rivashttps://www.tcu360.com/author/mariana-rivas/ Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Mariana Rivas is a junior journalism major at TCU. A native of Caracas, Venezuela, she grew up in Houston, Texas. You can usually find her drinking coffee, hanging out with friends or writing about anything she is passionate about! Venezuelan migrant families manage struggles for citizenship in Colombialast_img read more

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Category: gzianuamasoamfuy Juvenile arthritis charity marks first anniversary in Limerick

first_img Previous articleDamien’s devotion to his Limerick grandmother earns awardNext articleDoras Luimní urges Justice Minister to target sex buyers not prostitutes Liam Togherhttp://www.limerickpost.ieLiam joined the Limerick Post in December 2012, having previously worked in other local media organisations. He holds an MA in Journalism from the University of Limerick and is particularly interested in sports writing. No vaccines in Limerick yet MUNSTER Rugby player Tommy O’Donnell was among those who gathered at Kidstown in Corbally to mark the first anniversary of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) charity iCAN.The charity was set up in October 2013 by parents who were concerned about the lack of resources available to children diagnosed with JIA and their families.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up It is fully volunteer-operated and has more than 30 volunteers nationwide, several of whom are based in Limerick. It aims to provide a national support network for children with arthritis and their families through the provision of factual, practical and emotional support.Munster star O’Donnell has been on board with iCAN for a number of months and Limerick-based volunteer Fergus Pearse spoke highly of the Ireland rugby international for his enthusiasm in getting involved with the charity, noting that he was on a high after Munster’s win over Saracens last week.Fergus said: “iCAN has been very lucky that Tommy O’Donnell has kindly come on board as our patron. He has attended many of our activity days, giving his time freely to support and encourage all the children with JIA and their families.“We took kids and parents to Kidstown activity play centre, where Tommy, fresh from Munster’s great win of Friday, joined us in the celebrations. This has been a great year for this fledgling charity and iCAN is looking forward to the year ahead with great anticipation.”While he was in an upbeat mood last Saturday at iCAN’s anniversary celebrations, Fergus outlined the challenges that continue to lay in store for those affected by JIA.“Currently Ireland is the second worst in Europe with respect to care for children with JIA. For the population of Ireland, the World Heath Organisation recommends six paediatric rheumatologists. Ireland currently has two.“Waiting lists are a big problem for JIA as a quick diagnosis is essential to avoid long-term damage or deformities. Some children are waiting for up to two years to get an initial appointment with a rheumatologist.“Since the inception of iCAN, the group has worked tirelessly to promote awareness of this debilitating condition. They have held numerous fund raising events to pay for vital facilities in Crumlin.“They have also held many family and children based activities to provide the children with opportunities to mix with others with JIA and also to provide the parents with a support network and practical workshops. All activities include siblings as this condition affects the whole family.” Vicky calls for right to die with dignity Twitter Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsLocal NewsJuvenile arthritis charity marks first anniversary in LimerickBy Liam Togher – November 6, 2014 739 WhatsApp Printcenter_img Limerick on Covid watch list Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students Facebook Email Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Advertisement Hospital bosses deny claims of manipulating trolley figures TAGSarthritischarityfeaturedFergus PearsehealthiCANJIAjuvenile arthritisKidstownTommy O’Donnell last_img read more

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Category: gzianuamasoamfuy Delhi High Court Seeks Response From IRDAI On Plea Alleging Failure To Protect Interests Of Policy Holders

first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi High Court Seeks Response From IRDAI On Plea Alleging Failure To Protect Interests Of Policy Holders Akshita Saxena18 March 2021 10:36 PMShare This – xThe Delhi High Court has sought response from the Insurance Regulatory Development Authority of India (IRDAI) on a petition alleging inaction on its part for protecting the interest of various policy holders. Under Section 14(b) of the IRDAI Act, 1999, the authority is entrusted to protect the interests of policy holders in matters concerning assigning of policy, settlement of…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?LoginThe Delhi High Court has sought response from the Insurance Regulatory Development Authority of India (IRDAI) on a petition alleging inaction on its part for protecting the interest of various policy holders. Under Section 14(b) of the IRDAI Act, 1999, the authority is entrusted to protect the interests of policy holders in matters concerning assigning of policy, settlement of insurance claims, etc. A Delhi resident namely Faizan Mumtaz has approached the High Court claiming that the authority has been unresponsive on his claim dispute, forcing him to initiate legal action. He alleged that as against an insurance policy coverage of Rs. 5,00,000/- the concerned insurance company paid only a meagre amount of Rs. 1,63,679/- upon demise of his father due to Covid-19, that too without assigning any reasons for deduction. He further claimed that despite making a representation, no action has been taken by the IRDAI against the company till date. “There is no doubt the insurance company (Respondent No.4) is under a legal obligation to settle insurance claims fairly and in accordance with law. However, taking advantage of a number of claims in pandemic and general inability of the persons like the Petitioner the insurance company (Respondent No.4) is not honouring its legal obligations and is not even making payment to patients upto the insured amount,” the plea stated. He added that the authority has miserably failed in its statutory duty to ensure that Respondent No. 4 acts fairly and in a transparent manner to indemnify the policy holder. Taking note of the submissions advanced by Advocates Talha A Rahman and M Shaz Khan, a Single Bench of Justice Pratibha M. Singh has issued notice to the Respondents. Notice is also issued to Max Super Specialty Hospital, Saket, that allegedly did not extend the benefit of the rates applicable to treatment for COVID-19 related diseases as prescribed by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, GNCTD vide its circular dated 20th June, 2020. The matter is fixed for hearing on May 19, 2021. Case Title: Faizan Mumtaz v. IRDAI & Ors. Click Here To Download Order Read OrderNext Storylast_img read more

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Category: gzianuamasoamfuy Head to head

first_img Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Thisweek Tracy Myhill, director of HR, Gwent Community Health NHS Trust andpresident of the Association of Healthcare Human Resource Management, andFrancesca Okosi, director of HR, London Borough of Brent and president of theSociety of Personnel Officers in Local Government compare notes on their careers1What are your main responsibilities?TMAs HR director for a National Health Service community trust (Gwent CommunityHealthcare NHS Trust) it is employing 11,500 staff with an annual turnover of£280m. The trust covers acute, community, learning disability and mental healthservices. FOI am responsible for the London Borough of Brent’s human resources andconsultancy services. This area covers all aspects of people management,equality/diversity and organisational developments, as well as generalmanagement consultancy support to the council. 2.What’s the pay like?TMAround £70,000. It is enough to go on three holidays a year but still notenough to stay out of debt!FOThe pay is OK.3How flexible are the hours?TMIt is a full-time post with directors being expected to work as necessary tofulfil the role. Working flexibly around child and other commitments is left tothe director to manage, but is fully supported by the chief executive. Successis measured by contribution and outcome, not presenteeism.FOFlexible in so far as the working time directive does not apply and I amlucky that there are only 24 hours in a day.4What do you like about the job?TMThe wide scope and constant challenges of a very complex organisation with adiverse workforce in a service with unlimited opportunities to learn anddevelop.FOIt is diverse, challenging and there is a real opportunity to make a differenceto the organisation.5What are the challenges?TMRecruiting and retaining staff, life-long development of individuals tocontribute to an ever-changing health service, keeping up-to-date with clinicaland medical changes, and managing a ‘million’ agendas – both national and local– at the same time.FOThere are a number of challenges in local government right now, including theneed to modernise services and the drive for continuous improvement. The peoplemanagement implications are numerous. We are dealing with such issues asdiversity, recruitment and retention, pay, management development and so on.But I guess the real challenge has been rebuilding a viable service which hadbeen decimated in the 1990s, and doing it with limited resources.6What is your biggest headache?TMWorkload and time (not enough).FORemuneration and supporting effective management of change.7What size is your team? TMStaff of 60, including personnel, training and development, workforce planning,nurse education, medical staffing and administrative and support staff.FOWe are 29 strong, which includes non-HR staff – one of the smallest in Londonlocal government.8Who do you report to?TMThe chief executive.FOI report to the chief executive.9What qualifications do you have?TMMBA and CIPD.FOO and A levels  10What are your career aspirations?TMHR director with a national role or chief executive, not sure yet.FOI would like to complete the work I have started at Brent. My long-term careeraspirations would include broadening my experience outside local government ineither central government or the private sector, and not necessarily in HRalone. I think becoming a chief executive of a quango would be challenging andrewarding.11What training and development opportunities are there?TMInfinite, if you want to take them.FOAs well as affording me the privilege of representing my peers, my role inSocpo has provided me with one of the greatest learning and developmentopportunities I have had in my career to date. It has enabled me to getinvolved in a national agenda which encompasses areas outside HR as well asfurthering the cause of local government.12What is your holiday entitlement?TMSix weeks plus 10 bank holidays.FO30 days.13What’s your working environment like?TMNever enough accommodation in health premises due to the demands for clinicalspace, but OK.FOI work with hard working, committed staff.14What other benefits do you get? (company car and so on) TMContribution to a lease car.FONone.15What’s the best part?TMThe freedom to make a difference.FOReceiving position feedback from front- line staff and middle managers.16How does your firm treat work-life balance?TMAll the policies are good and in place and personally, I am very happy. I amnot convinced they are universally applied to the 11,500 staff though.FOWe offer flexible working, but have targeted this as an area we need to developfurther and will be doing so this year.17Who do you most envy? (what’s your dream job) TMInfluential, competent, professional women in top jobs but who retain theirpersonalities and humane characteristics. I can’t think of a dream job I want.FOMy dream job changes with the weather. I have always wanted to be apresenter, maybe Jeremy Paxman style, however over recent months I have decidedthat I most envy Anne Robinson. Not only has she overcome personal adversity,become a millionaire in her late 50s and wears Armani, but she also gets paidfor telling people what she really thinks of them. Great!TracyMyhill Director of HR, Gwent Community Health NHS Trust and president of theAssociation of Healthcare Human Resource ManagementJobat a glanceSize of team 60Qualifications CIPD and MBALeave 30 daysBest part Having the freedom to make a differenceCurriculum Vitae 1999 Director of HR in Gwent1996 Deputy director of HR in an acute and community healthcare Trust inCardiff (Llandough)1993 Senior personnel officer commissioning a new maternity unit1991 Personnel officer undertaking operational personnel role in a hospitalFrancescaOkosiDirector of HR, London Borough of Brent and president of the Society ofPersonnel Officers in Local GovernmentJobat a glanceSize of team 29Qualifications O and A levelsLeave 30 daysBest part Receiving position feedback from front line staff and middle managersCurriculumVitae 1999 Director of HR, London Borough of Brent1997 Head of HR, London Borough of Merton1995 Head of HR strategy, London Borough of Havering1994 Personnel strategy planner, London Borough of Havering Head to headOn 30 Apr 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

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Category: gzianuamasoamfuy FinCo Fuel Group and GoodFuels join forces to accelerate renewable fuels

first_imgThe cooperation enables both parties to utilize its complementary strength, sourcing, supply management and logistical power of FinCo Fuel will be optimal for the growing needs of GoodFuels FinCo Fuel Group and GoodFuels join hands. (Credit: Pixabay/Capri23auto) sFinCo Fuel Group active in the downstream energy market with a broad portfolio of fuel products expands its network with the acquisition of a majority stake in GoodNRG, holding company of renewable fuels pioneer GoodFuels. This cooperation enables both parties to utilize its complementary strength, sourcing, supply management and logistical power of FinCo Fuel will be optimal for the growing needs of GoodFuels. Both parties expect to contribute to a further reduction of CO2 and to accelerate the energy transition with more impact.Pieter Peeters, CEO FinCo Fuel Nederland: “With this acquisition FinCo Fuel Group shows its ambition and commitment to further boost the transition to sustainable mobility. GoodFuels opened the sustainable fuel market for shipping and transportation fuels among others for a new customer base in a refreshing way. With our capability and network we can further support the GoodFuels brand with its evolution”.Dirk Kronemeijer, CEO GoodFuels: “We are extremely proud of the leading and profitable market position of GoodFuels supported by our respected customers but realize that this is only the beginning and the real work starts now. In order to maintain our position in this growing market we were looking for a well-funded partner from the industry who understands and respects our impact driven sustainable DNA. In FinCo Fuel we have found this partner and together we can fulfil our joint mission to accelerate the energy transition in heavy transportation in an even better way”.center_img Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

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