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New French gambling regulator moves closer

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address 6th March 2020 | By contenteditor Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Lottery Casino & games L’Autorité nationale des Jeux (ANJ), has moved a step closer to replacing l’Autorité nationale de régulation des jeux en ligne (ARJEL) as France’s principal gambling regulatory body, following the publicaton of a decree setting out its key functions and responsibilities.A decree formalising the transition of power came into effect on 4 March, with ANJ to officially become the country’s new regulator once it meets for the first time. ANJ will act as a single body to oversee gambling in the country, including online gambling, casinos, horse racing in Paris and lottery games. Predecessor ARJEL had only been responsible for regulating France’s online gambling market.Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin, who had been serving as state councillor for France’s National Commission for Data Protections, will oversee the new organisation as president, as revealed last month.ANJ’s establishment was first announced in October last year, ahead of privatisation of lottery monopoly La Française des Jeux (FDJ). This was completed in December last year, raising €1.89bn (£1.65bn/€2.14bn) for state coffers.According to the decree, the ANJ will take over responsibitilies previously held by ARJEL, such as licensing and enforcing sanctions on licensees. As president, Falque-Pierrotin will be responsible for overall operations of the ANJ, while the new organisation will continue to publish any major regulatory decision and rulings on its website. She will lead an eight-person board, whose members will serve for terms ranging from two to six years.  L’Autorité nationale des Jeux (ANJ), has moved a step closer to replacing l’Autorité nationale de régulation des jeux en ligne (ARJEL) as France’s principal gambling regulatory body, following the publicaton of a decree setting out its key functions and responsibilities. Tags: Online Gambling Regions: Europe Western Europe France New French gambling regulator moves closerlast_img read more

Garden/House / MAMM DESIGN

first_img 2016 “COPY” Maya Mada, Akira Mada CopyHouses•Japan Area:  115 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Save this picture!© Takumi Ota+ 21Curated by Hana Abdel Share Projects “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Houses CopyAbout this officeMAMM DESIGNOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTokyoMAMMOn InstagramOn FacebookJapanPublished on April 21, 2021Cite: “Garden/House / MAMM DESIGN” 21 Apr 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Manufacturers: Lighting M Architects: MAMM DESIGN Area Area of this architecture project Photographs:  Takumi Ota Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Japan Structure: Year:  Architects:MAMM DESIGNCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Takumi OtaRecommended ProductsResidential ApplicationsAccoyaAccoya® Wood in a Split-Level West Vancouver HomeMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40WindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyText description provided by the architects. The site faces a street on the west side. All other sides are surrounded by neighboring houses on the east and south side, and a mid-rise apartment building on the north side. After considering everything the client required for the house, there was not enough ground space left for a garden.Save this picture!© Takumi OtaBy separating the volume into small boxes and placing them at different positions, we avoided otherwise claustrophobic conditions. After doing meticulous research and studies of different box placements, our final design allows each box to have natural ventilation and controlled sunlight through the gaps between the boxes. The differing heights, and horizontal and vertical shifts also contribute to this effect. As a result, almost all the terraced roofs are covered with greenery and become secondary grounds.Save this picture!SectionThe plants and greenery, visible from inside through the windows, are all carefully positioned and placed so that they could be visible in interesting ways. The family enjoys the views of the flowers and fruits, as well as experience the leaves change colors with the seasons. Some of the herbs they grown can be used for daily cooking as well. Tall trees act as barriers from the street and from the neighbors and prevent the strong afternoon sun from glaring through the windows. The soil on the roof acts as natural thermal insulation and the transpiration of the plants contribute greatly to the thermal environment of the house.Save this picture!© Takumi OtaWe incorporated the gardens in a way that induces the family to do a variety of outdoor activities. They can use these green spaces as outdoor living rooms, play spaces for the children, and even as spaces to practice golf. Their daily life now exists both outside and inside, all within the freedom of their own home. The sky, together with the terraced green spaces, creates metaphorical outdoor spaces above the literal, physical spaces of the house. These parallel worlds collide to form one coherent whole.Save this picture!© Takumi OtaThe interior space includes living rooms, dining rooms, and bedrooms for the children. Each space flows into each other in a continuous circulation without rigid and definite separations. Adjacent boxes share their walls which act as seismic resistant elements and as gentle dividers of the larger spaces. Simply said, the walls provide suitable public and private spaces for the clients.Save this picture!© Takumi OtaProject gallerySee allShow lessAmtico Flooring: Robust LVT Floors for High Traffic AreasArticlesErlitou Site Museum of the Xia Capital / TJAD / Rurban StudioSelected Projects Share ArchDaily Ohno JAPAN Garden/House / MAMM DESIGNSave this projectSaveGarden/House / MAMM DESIGN Garden/House / MAMM DESIGN Lead Architects: last_img read more

Drought Continues its Spread

first_img The drought of 2012 has many looking back at the drought of 1988. In some parts of Indiana the two years are similar, although Austin Pearson from the state climate office at Purdue says in 1988 the drought started about a month sooner.“Eighty-eight was much more severe than what we are right now but in the southwestern counties we do see a pretty similar comparison to what we saw in 1988,” he told HAT. “We’re a couple inches better than what we were back then but still during this stressed time for the crops it’s a very pertinent time with pollination. We need some rain for the crops to get better in the long run, but it doesn’t look like it’s going to turn out that way.”Lack of rain has certainly been a problem this year, but 2012 has been burned by excessively high temperatures, even compared to 1988.“Consecutively every month this year we’ve been warmer on average than what 1988 was. In 1988 we did see slightly cooler temperatures but we did see a stretch of a hundred degrees during June and July. But we are above average compared to 1988 and precipitation records, it’s pretty comparative when you see precipitation records in 1988 compared to now. They can kind of go hand in hand.”Twenty-four years ago this month there was some drought relief in the form of Indiana rains. Pearson doesn’t see good things happening with this year’s weather though anytime soon.“I think with this drought the way it’s heading, not a whole lot of precipitation in sight, so it could last a little longer and on in to the fall. Especially as we get to El Nino conditions this fall and it could carry on through the winter especially with below average precip and above average temperatures on in to the winter.”Drought is spreading westward from Indiana and he says it will intensify if we don’t see significant rain soon. With the spread Pearson says that bad news holds true for the entire Corn Belt region of the United States.[audio:|titles=Drought outlook not good]Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: RSS Facebook Twitter Home News Feed Drought Continues its Spread Previous articleDrought has Livestock Producers Concerned TooNext articleThe Inconvenient Drought Andy Eubank SHARE By Andy Eubank – Jul 8, 2012 Drought Continues its Spread SHARE Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

A journalist on army target list, another shot, possibly by soldier

first_img Receive email alerts RSF_en PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information News June 1, 2021 Find out more May 22, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 A journalist on army target list, another shot, possibly by soldier Philippines: RSF and the #HoldTheLine Coalition welcome reprieve for Maria Ressa, demand all other charges and cases be dropped Filipina journalist still held although court dismissed case eleven days ago News to go furthercenter_img May 3, 2021 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders is alarmed to learn that a journalist and two human rights groups were on an armed forces “order of battle” list of surveillance targets in the south of Mindanao Island in 2007 because of their alleged links to the Communist Party of the Philippines and its armed wing, the New People’s Army.The press freedom organisation also deplores the fact that a journalist was shot and wounded – possibly by a soldier – in the southern province of Zamboanga Sibugay on 20 May.The existence of the confidential “order of battle” list, compiled by the army’s 10th infantry division and entitled “JCICC ‘Agila’ 3rd QTR 2007 OB Validation Result”, was revealed this week by journalist Carlos Conde, who said he was leaked a copy. Conde is on the list, as are the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) and the Media Mindanao News Service.“Death squads organised by politicians sow terror among rights activists and independent media in the southern part of Mindanao island so it is very disturbing that Conde is on this list,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Many political activists on such army lists have been murdered by military or paramilitary units in recent years. We urge the government not to ignore these abuses and to put a stop to the practice of blacklisting independent journalists, rights groups and activists.”A journalist for the past 15 years, Conde is a nowadays a correspondent for the New York Times and International Herald Tribune. He also writes for local newspapers and news websites.“Why my name is included in the ‘order of battle’ is a mystery,” Conde said in statement circulated to the media. “Needless to say, this ‘order of battle’ has caused anxiety and fear in my family because, as we all know, an ‘order of battle’ in the Philippines is a veritable hit list.”Conde said he suspected his NUJP activities were the reason for his inclusion. As NUJP coordinator in the city of Davao and NUJP secretary general from 2004 to 2006, he waged local campaigns in protest against the murders of journalists in the province.The journalist who was shot in Zamboanga Sibugay province was Harrison Manalac of radio dxXE-FM. He was hit between the left shoulder and neck by a shot fired as he left the radio station in the city of Buug at about 7:45 p.m. on 20 May in order to go home. He was rushed to hospital.The gunman was not identified but Zamboanga Sibugay police chief Federico Castro said the shooting occurred shortly after soldiers were seen near the radio station. Manalac had criticised a state school teacher whose son is a solider. Organisation Mass international solidarity campaign launched in support of Maria Ressa PhilippinesAsia – Pacific News Follow the news on Philippines February 16, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Dail told Buncrana Education Campus must be prioritised

first_img Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal By admin – November 17, 2016 Pinterest Google+ WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th center_img Previous articleA5 flooding is a legacy of neglect – Mc CrossanNext articleSituation at Letterkenny University Hospital eases somewhat today with 24 people awaiting admission admin The Dail has been told the three school campus in Buncrana must be prioritised.The issue was raised with Minister Richard Bruton by Deputy Charlie Mc Conalogue, whjo said the three schools in question, Crana College, Gaelcholáiste Chineál Eoghain and Gaelscoil Bhun Cranncha are all in urgent need of more space and facilities.Deputy Mc Conalogue said after significant progress was made three years ago, a change in department regulations meant all that progress was lost, through no fault of the schools or the Donegal ETB…………Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Dail told Buncrana Education Campus must be prioritised 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Twilight Garden party to benefit Relay

first_img Sponsored Content By The Penny Hoarder What better way to welcome spring than with a Twilight Garden Party?And, when that party packs a powerful punch against the “C” word, then it’s more than worthwhile.The Relay for Life team of First United Methodist Church of Troy will host a Twilight Garden Party from 6 until 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 10, at Terra Cotta Home and Outdoor Center at 351 Montgomery Street in Troy. Latest Stories Email the author Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Published 7:27 pm Monday, March 29, 2010 Book Nook to reopen You Might Like Sarena Atkins: A ‘Relay’ Hero Winning a trophy and ribbon wasn’t the reason Sarena Atkins wanted to enter the SARHA’s “Hope for a Cure” Relay… read more Twilight Garden party to benefit Relay By Jaine Treadwellcenter_img “We invite the community to come out and enjoy the beautiful Terra Cotta Gardens and casually mingle with friends and neighbors,” said Claire Bradley, Relay team member.“All proceeds from the Twilight Garden Party will benefit the Pike County Relay for Life campaign and the American Cancer Society.”Tickets for the “party” are $35 for individuals and $60 for couples. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… The Twilight Garden Party will feature food, entertainment by guitarists Joe Bradley and Will Ulmer and door prizes. Among the door prizes will be a Big Green Egg outdoor grill, an in-season floral arrangement for the home, a landscape design by Terra Cotta, a Starling Christmas tree and other surprise prizes.Tickets may be purchased at Terra Cotta, First United Methodist Church of Troy and Epix Salon. Tickets will not be available at the garden gate. Skip Print Article Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf 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 HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe 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

Weber State Football Announces Revised Spring Schedule

first_img Brad James Written by January 26, 2021 /Sports News – Local Weber State Football Announces Revised Spring Schedule Tags: Weber State Football FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOGDEN, Utah-Monday, Weber State football announced its revised spring schedule.Adjustments became necessary as five Big Sky Conference schools, Montana, Montana State, Northern Colorado, Portland State and Sacramento State, opted out of the spring schedule.Weber State’s home opener is March 13 against UC Davis. Senior day is slated for April 10 against Idaho State.The Wildcats’ schedule, as presently constituted, is as follows:-February 27 @ Idaho State-March 6 @ Cal Poly-March 13 UC Davis-March 20, bye-March 27 Northern Arizona-April 3 @ Southern Utah-April 10 Idaho StateThe Wildcats have won three successive Big Sky Conference championships and advanced to the semifinals of the FCS playoffs last season. They fell 30-14 to national runner-up James Madison in the semis at Harrisonburg, Va.last_img read more

Press release: National Trade Academy Programme launched to mark one year countdown to Brexit

first_img Since July 2016, the Department for International Trade has helped UK companies to start or grow their exports, securing thousands of deals and, in the last year alone, has created 64,000 new jobs and safeguarded a further 28,000 by attracting investment into the UK It hasn’t been easy. We’ve invested in our brands and protected our intellectual property overseas. But we’ve trusted our genuine clients enough to give them space to make great products with our ingredients and in return, we’ve earned their trust. Our formula is simple: great products, great service and eyes in the back of our heads! And that’s where the services of DIT have added tremendous value – they’ve helped us to focus; they’ve challenged us to get out of the office and shake hands with business owners who very much feel Britain is great. It’s always a team effort. Today’s Board of Trade meeting takes place against a backdrop of growing exports in all regions of the UK. Latest ONS figures show the export of British goods and services rose by 11.5% to £625.9 billion in the year to January 2018.Notes to editorsThe Department for International Trade (DIT) secures UK and global prosperity by promoting and financing international trade and investment, and championing free trade. We are an international economic department, responsible for: For a firm like ours, DIT has proven itself to be a truly effective partner. Helping to establish contacts. Building a strong investment narrative. Clearing trade barriers and working alongside industry to secure the overseas investment that has helped create new jobs, development and regeneration in the North and elsewhere. The Department of International Trade has played a huge part in our export journey, from the day we got involved with them we have seen continual growth. Winning this award is recognition for all of the hard work that the team here at Blue Kangaroo Design puts in on a daily basis. International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox launches the National Trade Academy Programme to help more businesses export ‘BOFTAS’, Board of Trade Awards, also launched in Preston today, celebrating the success of top performing companies of all sizes from across the UK Inspiring and educating the next generation of British exporters is equally important, and our new National Trade Academy Programme will help secure jobs, growth and prosperity for the future, and help make the UK a global trading nation once again. North East England – Blue Kangaroo DesignGateshead-based creative agency Blue Kangaroo has been in business for 11 years. The company has a team of 13 who work with some of the biggest names in the toy, entertainment and licensing industry, including the likes of Universal Studios, Paramount Pictures, Hasbro and The Walt Disney Company.The team is comprised of strategic, creative thinkers, designers and illustrators who produce standout creative for clients across EMEA, North America and APAC.The company has been exporting for the past 5 years, over which time the company has seen huge growth with over 70% of its services being exported. This coming year the company is expecting to see significant growth within Asia.The company has been working with the Department for International Trade for a number of years, completing the Passport to Export programme shortly afterwards and benefiting from market visit support as well. Since then, the company’s Managing Director Jason Knights has become a keen advocate for exporting and recently attended an Northern Powerhouse starter mission visit to Copenhagen in March 2017 as a mentor.Managing Director Jason Knights offers encouragement to new exporters saying: Don’t be afraid to try exporting – you will be surprised to see how receptive the world is to working with UK businesses. Read more information on the Board of Trade Awards Contact the DIT Media Team on 020 7215 2000 or email [email protected] Follow us: @tradegovuk and As the UK’s international economic department, DIT is creating the global appetite for British goods and services, and attracting record investment into the UK. Today we are celebrating those companies who have demonstrated exceptional innovation, generating prosperity for their local communities. International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox will launch the National Trade Academy Programme and Board of Trade Awards at the second meeting of the revamped Board of Trade in Preston today (Thursday 29 March).The National Trade Academy Programme will offer a variety of new learning opportunities to upskill and engage students, businesses and academics. Building international trade and investment related skills and knowledge across the UK, the programme will help foster a culture of exporting through a broad range of initiatives. This will include training and events in all parts of the country, such as a prestigious International Trade Summer School – run in partnership with the City of London – helping our future exporters turn their ideas and ambitions into Britain’s global exports.Dr Fox will also recognise companies which have shown exceptional performance in international trade through the new Board of Trade Awards. A hallmark of British quality, these awards will become a globally-recognised certificate of excellence, shown on product labels of successful businesses of every size and from every corner of the UK.Four Board of Trade Awards winners will be announced today: engineering group Arup (North West), The Anglesey Sea Salt Company – Halen Môn (North Wales), bird feed and fish bait producers John E Haith (Haith’s) (Yorkshire and the Humber) and Blue Kangaroo Design, a Gateshead-based creative agency which has worked with the biggest names in the toy, entertainment and licensing industry including the likes of Universal Studios, Hasbro and the Walt Disney Company (North East).All winners of the award must be headquartered and registered in the UK and have demonstrated outstanding contribution to international trade and investment.The UK’s trading performance continues to improve.Since its creation following the EU referendum, the Department for International Trade (DIT) has helped thousands of UK companies to start or grow their exports. Last year alone, DIT helped British businesses secure nearly 10,000 deals, worth tens of billions of pounds in exports and attracted 1,859 investment projects – creating 64,000 new jobs and safeguarding a further 28,000, while planning the UK’s future trade policy.Speaking ahead of the Board of Trade meeting in Preston, International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox said: Yorkshire and the Humber – John E Haith (Haith’s)John E Haith, based in Grimsby, was founded in 1937 and produce animal feed. Not only do they supply many of the UK’s most successful bird-keepers and bird-breeders they export SUPERCLEAN™ bird foods across the globe.The company has recently reported 3 export wins for exporting carp fishing bait to Germany, Romania and France. If like me you were thinking, what does bird feed have to do with fishing? During the 1960s, when modern boiled baits were being developed in the UK, the first specialised carp fishing bait base mixes were formed using Haith’s bird food ingredients intended for feeding to cage and aviary Birds. These ultimately came to be known as “bird food baits” and – though time has passed -they remain one of the most popular carp fishing baits in current use across the EU.DIT have a long-standing relationship with this company, and have been working together since 2012 – from Export Communication Review, Passport to Export we have offered advice and support on how to export and continue helping them to grow their exports.Simon King Associate Director at Haith’s: bringing together policy, promotion and financial expertise to break down barriers to trade and investment, and help businesses succeed delivering a new trade policy framework for the UK as we leave the EU promoting British trade and investment across the world building the global appetite for British goods and services When I think of the dynamic businesses operating within Yorkshire and the Humber, I can’t help but feel overwhelmed and proud for Haith’s to be the only exporter in the region recognised with a Board of Trade Award for 2018. So, why us? All I can add is that we take exporting/international trade seriously, and every member of the Haith’s team goes out of their way to ‘wow’ our overseas clients. Exporting is a key part of the Blue Kangaroo business plan and is fundamental to the growth of our company. We recognised the vast opportunity abroad and now sell more than 70% of our services overseas. North Wales – The Anglesey Sea Salt Company, Halen MônSituated in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Halen Môn, the Anglesey Sea Salt Company has been making sea salt since 1997, and exporting its products since 2001 when the company joined forces with an American distributor.Today, Halen Môn’s sea salt is enjoyed across the world. It has been served at the London 2012 Olympics, a Royal Wedding and is a vital ingredient in Green & Blacks Chocolate and Piper’s Crisps. The company continues to build their international reputation and currently exports to more than 15 countries.In 2015, the company opened a new visitor centre that offers guided tours, tasting sessions and unique insights into how their sea salt is produced. The centre is part of a new salt-cote that the company has built with support from the Welsh Government, the AONB Sustainability Fund, the Lottery Coastal Communities Fund, the Fisheries Local Action Group, and HSBC. The company has also created more than 20 jobs in the local area and supports many more through their ‘local business preferred’ policy of using local suppliers.The Department for International Trade has assisted the company with export and labelling regulations and helped organise meetings with potential customers in overseas markets. The company also relied on Welsh and UK government support to apply for, and successfully obtain, Protected Designation of Origin status in 2014, which supports the company’s exporting strategy.For further information About the National Trade Academy ProgrammeThe National Trade Academy Programme will offer a range of initiatives that seek to engender a culture of exporting and ensure that we are constantly striving to become a nation of confident exporters and international trade experts with a solid understanding of the importance of international trade and investment.In order to achieve this we need to ensure that we continually identify ways to furnish businesses and individuals with the skills and knowledge they require to become proficient exporters, and that there are worthwhile development opportunities available.The Board of Trade National Trade Academy Programme will offer a variety of upskilling and thought leadership opportunities for students, businesses and academics. It will build international trade and investment related skills and knowledge across the UK and help foster a culture of exporting through a broad range of initiatives. It will include training and events such as an International Trade Summer School to help students and entrepreneurs turn their ideas and ambitions into Britain’s global exports. The initiatives will be run by the Department for International Trade as well as partners organisations.About the 4 Board of Trade Awards winners announced todayNorth West England – Arup Group LimitedARUP is an independent firm of designers, planners and engineers, consultants and technical specialists, seeking opportunities in four broad markets – cities, transport, energy and water. It has more than 13,000 employees across the globe with permanent offices in 35 countries worldwide. Many of the world’s most iconic sports stadia are Arup projects – such as Beijing’s Water Cube, the Singapore Sports Hub and London Aquatics Centre.During the UK Prime Minister and Secretary of State for International Trade’s recent visit to China, ARUP signed 2 deals with Chinese partners to explore project opportunities along the Belt and Road. The Belt and Road Initiative is being championed by the Chinese Government to promote connectively between China, the rest of Asia and through to Europe. The MoUs (Memoranda of Understanding) with COVEC (China Overseas Engineering Group Co. Ltd) and STEC (Shanghai Tunnel Engineering Co. Ltd) will help unlock business opportunities to support the development of critical infrastructure along the routes.The deals were signed by Arup Chairman, Gregory Hodkinson, and Arup’s East Asia Chairman, Michael Kwok, in the presence of the UK Secretary of State for International Trade, Dr Liam Fox.On receiving the Board of Trade Award, Paul Grover, Associate Director at Arup, said:“It is tremendous that some of the many, many thousands of people who work tirelessly to put our skills and expertise on the global map are getting the recognition they deserve. Promoting and delivering trade and investment across the whole of the UK is at the heart of our entrepreneurial tradition as a major global player in global markets.last_img read more

News story: Veterinary Medicines Pharmacovigilance Annual Review 2016: Summary

first_imgA Veterinary Medicines Pharmacovigilance Annual Review 2016: Summary (PDF, 262KB, 6 pages) of the key results from the Veterinary Medicines Pharmacovigilance Annual Review 2016.The annual review summarises the 6559 UK adverse events in animals, humans and the environment after use of veterinary medicines and other products reported to VMD in 2016.Full reviewlast_img

Republicans, Democrats compete for Senate majority

first_imgThirty-three seats are up for grabs in the United States Senate during this election, but Notre Dame professors are still not convinced the Republican challenge to the Democratic majority will be enough to earn GOP dominance in tight races around the country. The Democratic majority in the current Senate is slim, with just 51 seats to the Republican’s 47. Political science professor Geoffrey Layman predicted the fight for the Senate majority would be closer than originally anticipated this year. “I do expect the Republicans to challenge the Democratic majority, but I think it will be very close,” Layman said. “I think six months or a year ago, there was sort of an expectation that the Republicans would almost certainly gain the majority because of the big seat gains in 2010 in the House, less so in the Senate.” Compared to 2010, when Republican candidates – especially those from the Tea Party – enjoyed sweeping success in the House of Representatives, Layman said 2012 is more favorable for the Democratic Party. In the past two years, the nation has seen slow improvements in the economy and a more positive national attitude toward the Affordable Care Act than when it was first proposed. “I think it is certainly a better year than 2010, which was an awful year for Democrats,” he said. However, more of the seats up for reelection have traditionally been held by Democrats and, with only a few states to swing for a Senate majority, the GOP has been fighting hard in election season. Twenty-three Democratic seats are on the ballot, as opposed to 10 Republican. Layman cited Missouri, Virginia and Florida as examples of states where Democrats are trying to cling to a Senate seat despite tough opposition from Republican candidates. Sen. Claire McCaskill in Missouri and Sen. Bill Nelson in Florida are both Democratic incumbents trying to keep their jobs, while the Virginia seat is open to new challengers from both parties after the retirement of incumbent Sen. Jim Webb. “A lot of those seats that the Democrats have to defend, a fair number of them are in red states or at least states where the Republicans are very competitive,” Layman said. Political science professor Peri Arnold also pointed to close races in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Ohio. Even Indiana, traditionally a Republican state, has become a more spirited battle this year. “The fact that Indiana is contentious is a signal that the Republicans are doing less well than they expected to do originally,” Arnold said. As they make their decisions, voters’ concerns in the Senate races mirror the most important issues in the presidential race, Arnold said. “They’re worried about the economy and economic growth and jobs … so that’s a major pitch, saying, ‘Vote for me, I’ll contribute to a better economy,’” he said. “It isn’t like elections are rifle shots, one issue, one concern. But certainly the economy creates a climate.” Layman also said the economy was the most important issue for voters in 2012. However, he said some states have seen other significant conversations come up in debate. “The feasibility of national health care and sort of the size and role of the federal government have been the big issues,” he said. “Then in a couple of key races like Missouri and Indiana, abortion has unexpectedly reared its ugly head.”last_img read more

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