The number of UK consumers complaining about gambling operators has increased by almost 5,000% over the last five years, according to Gambling Commission figures obtained by BBC’s Panorama programme. 12th August 2019 | By contenteditor Regions: UK & Ireland Email Address Legal & compliance AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Legal & compliance Strategy UK operator complaints rocket 5,000% in five years The number of UK consumers complaining about gambling operators has increased by almost 5,000% over the last five years, according to Gambling Commission figures obtained by BBC’s Panorama programme.A total of 8,266 people registered a complaint in 2018, up from just 169 in 2013, with the majority of issues related to an operator not paying out on a winning bet or not operating in a socially responsible manner. This will be one of the headline findings of a special report that will be broadcast in the UK later today (12 August).Despite this rise, Commission executive director Neil McArthur told the programme it can be seen as a positive for the UK gambling industry, with consumers taking more responsibility.“We are pushing the industry to know its customers, and part of this is actually, possibly, a good sign because it’s suggesting that consumers are demanding more of the gambling operators, and I would encourage them to continue to do that,” he said.The rise in complaints mirrors an increase in betting activity in the UK in recent years, with consumers spending £14.5bn (€15.7bn/$17.5bn) on gambling in the 12 months to September 2018. Although this was down 0.4% on the 12 months to March 2018, online gambling spend was up to £5.6bn and continues to rise.However, the Commission told BBC Panorama that is has no plans to introduce a maximum stake for online gaming, despite having successfully lobbied the UK government to take such action on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs).On 1 April this year, new rules came into effect lowering the maximum stake on FOBTs from £100 to £2 as part of an effort to clamp down on problem gambling.The BBC Panorama report will also look at cases where consumers had lost large sums of money while gambling online. One player, named Amanda, lost £633,000 over a number of years, gambling away the money she made from selling her house in the process.Jackpotjoy, who the player had been gambling with, said it acted in accordance with relevant regulatory requirements and encouraged the player to use its responsible gambling tools.“This included the use of deposit limits, cooling-off periods and alternative withdrawal methods; tools which Amanda was aware of and used during the time she played with us,” Jackpotjoy told BBC Panorama.Image: Santeri Viinamäki Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops
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RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan In the resolution (see attached), the MEPs express their “concern” about the increase in the number of arrests and convictions of citizen-journalists. What with psychological and physical harassment, intrusive surveillance and harassment of the lawyers, employers and families of bloggers, the resolution paints a damning picture. VietnamEurope – Central AsiaAsia – Pacific Protecting journalistsOnline freedomsMedia independenceInternational bodies WhistleblowersPredatorsImprisonedFreedom of expressionCitizen-journalists Receive email alerts Vietnam is ranked almost at the bottom of RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index – 175th out of 180 countries. RSF_en Follow the news on Europe – Central Asia Related documents The text of the emergency resolution adopted by the European ParliamentPDF – 166.29 KB “We hail the action taken by MEPs,” said Julie Majerczak, the head of Reporters Without Borders (RSF)’s Brussels bureau. “For the past year, the government in Hanoi has engaged in a systematic criminalization of the freedom to inform. At least 25 bloggers have been arrested or expelled from their country.” News News Help by sharing this information In an emergency resolution approved today, the European Parliament has condemned the Vietnamese government’s unprecedented crackdown on the freedom to inform and, inter alia, has called for the immediate release of a young blogger who was sentenced to seven years in prison last month. June 8, 2021 Find out more The resolution urges Vietnam to amend articles 88 and 79 of its penal code on “anti-state propaganda” and “activities aimed at overthrowing the administration,” and to ensure that national security is not used as a pretext for violating human rights. Passed by a very big majority of MEPs at today’s full parliamentary session in Strasbourg, the resolution sends a clear message to the Vietnamese authorities that they must abandon their draconian methods. Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk, added: “Following on from this condemnation by the European Parliament, we urge the EU to condition ratification of its free trade agreement with Vietnam on solid guarantees regarding the freedom to inform. The Vietnamese government needs to understand that it is being completely discredited on the international stage by this crackdown. And it will be penalized for this in the end.” News June 7, 2021 Find out more As part of the#StopTheCrackdownVN campaign by RSF and several other NGOs, a delegation visited Brussels on 22 and 23 November to increase MEP awareness of the fate of Vietnamese bloggers. News MEPs have passed a resolution calling, inter alia, for the immediate release of the blogger Nguyen Van Hoa (right) (Photo: Frederick Florin/AFP – PLO/CVN). Organisation December 14, 2017 MEPs call for release of all citizen-journalists held in Vietnam VietnamEurope – Central AsiaAsia – Pacific Protecting journalistsOnline freedomsMedia independenceInternational bodies WhistleblowersPredatorsImprisonedFreedom of expressionCitizen-journalists June 4, 2021 Find out more The MEPs call on the Vietnamese government to “release all citizens detained for peacefully exercising their freedom of expression.” In particular, they condemn the seven-year jail sentence that Nguyen Van Hoa, a 22-year-old blogger, received on 27 November, and they call for his immediate and unconditional release. “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says to go further
BangladeshAsia – Pacific to go further May 19, 2021 Find out more Bangladeshi writer and blogger dies in detention News Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Bangladesh Reporters Without Borders and the Bangladesh Centre for Development, Journalism and Communication (BCDJC) expressed their great concern today at the Bangladeshi government’s threat of a sedition trial in its bid to force the independent daily newspaper Dainik Janakantha to reveal its sources for an article about corruption in police appointments. “The government has every right to demand a right of reply to an article, but we remind you that the principle of protecting a journalist’s sources, which is under threat in many countries, is one of the fundamentals of press freedom,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard and BCDJC president Nayyemul Islam Khan in a letter to interior minister Altaf Hossain Chowdhury. They urged the minister to stop such harassment and to respect the right of journalists not to reveal their sources.After the article appeared on 8 July, the interior ministry sent a threatening letter to the paper, accusing it of trying to demoralise the police and giving it two days to supply the names of the sources for the story. Four days after the ultimatum expired, the ministry repeated its demand in another letter. A third letter, on 21 July, threatened the paper with prosecution under articles 131 and 132 of the Criminal Code which provide for very heavy punishment for sedition. The letter also accused the paper of having tried again to demoralise the police by printing another article, this time about the purge of 36 police officers because they were veterans of the 1971 war of independence.The paper’s reaction to the government campaign is that articles about corruption could help the government punish those responsible.On January, Reporters Without Borders had already denounced the harassment against the paper. On january 16, 2002, the company supplying Dhaka with electricity (DESA) had cut off power to Dainik Janakantha’s printing facility in Dhaka. According to one DESA employee, the order to cut the power “came from the top. On January 14, Kabir Uddin Hannu, an elected official from a village in southern Bangladesh affiliated with the ruling Bangladesh Nationalist Party, together with his henchmen, had violently struck Shawkat Milton, a Dainik Janakantha staff correspondent in Barisal. Several days earlier, Reazzudin Jami, a Dainik Janakantha correspondent in Brahmanbaria (in eastern Bangladesh), had been assaulted by armed activist members of the BNP’s youth movement. The government had already stopped buying advertising space in the Dainik Janakantha on November 22, 2001. This decision followed the publication of articles on the harsh abuse allegedly perpetrated by members of the ruling party against Hindu minorities and Awami League militants. In an editorial published on the daily’s front page, the editorial staff affirmed that this decision came from the highest level of government, and not from the Film and Publications Department, which “simply carries out orders.” Bangladeshi reporter fatally shot by ruling party activists BangladeshAsia – Pacific News RSF calls for the release of Bangladeshi journalist Rozina Islam, unfairly accused of espionage RSF_en News February 26, 2021 Find out more February 22, 2021 Find out more July 29, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Government threatens to prosecute paper for sedition News Organisation
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Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook Padraig MacLochlainn who narrowly lost out on a seat Pinterest Google+ By admin – April 27, 2016 WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Former Donegal TD Padraig Mac Lochlainn tops the poll and is elected to Seanad Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Previous articleRight2Water Donegal hits out at Fianna Fail compromiseNext articleCharities to benefit from €31,000 raised from Highland Radio Fundraiser admin Former Donegal TD Padraig MacLochlainn has been officially elected to the Seanad on the Industrial and Commercial Panel, following a formal announcement in the past few minutes.He was deemed elected on the first count, topping the poll with 114 votes.Meanwhile Fianna Fails Niall Blaney received 34 votes in the first count which leaves him still in contention for the final seat on the same panel.Speaking to Highland Radio News, newly elected Senator Padraig MacLochlainn says he will continue his fight for the issues of the Donegal people:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/pcml.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.
AudioHomepage BannerNews Caution advised on Donegal roads as schools reopen FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Harps come back to win in Waterford Facebook Pinterest Twitter The Donegal Road Safety Working Group is urging motorists, cyclists and children to take extra care on the county’s roads as schools reopen over the coming days.Donegal County Council’s Road Safety Officer Brian O’Donnell says it’s important to remember that while September always brings more traffic onto the roads, Covid-19 is likely to mean even more buses and cars than usual because of social distancing.Brian O’Donnell says this year marks a return to school like no other………….Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/brianodweb.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Statement in full -Road Safety as schools re-open.The first day back at school will be like no other. When schools start to re-open this week, almost six months after they closed so suddenly on March 12th, these will be unprecedented times, not just for the pupils and their parents, but for the whole country. Schools have been working flat out to prepare the school buildings and policies for reopening.The Donegal Road Safety Working Group is reminding motorists, cyclists and children to take extra care on our roads around the County as schools return. As schools reopens across Donegal, it is important to remember that school days bring more traffic on our roads, buses picking up and leaving off children, children walking and cycling to and from school. It is so important for drivers to slow down, drive within the speed limits and pay attention when children are on our roads, especially before and after school.Brian O’Donnell, Road Safety Officer said “I would appeal to everyone to demonstrate good road safety behaviour at all times as children will learn from our example. If they travel by car or bus, make sure they know how important it is to put their seatbelt on at all times. Show them how you put on your seatbelt any time you get into the car, no matter how short the journey and always demonstrate good, safe and responsible road safety behavior”.“Roads will be busier, and the increased volume of traffic will lead to an increase in journey time so it is important to allow for this when deciding what time to set off at in the morning and to be aware of this again in the afternoon. Footpaths, particularly around schools will also be busier and people will have to be patient with each other as they adhere to social distance guidelines. Children are the most vulnerable of our road users so it is really important that parents and teachers ensure that they learn how to stay safe on the roads. Nothing excuses or justifies putting the lives of children in danger or the safety of other road users”.“We need to continue to remind all road users about the importance of road safety to save lives, reduce injury and to lower the pressure on health and emergency services. We still need to stay alert and vigilant, which can be difficult at such a stressful and anxious time, when it is easy to lose our concentration. Whether driving our car or crossing a road, thinking about and practicing road safety is still as important as ever”.Let us all make this a safe return to school for everyone and please Stay Safe. Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th By News Highland – August 27, 2020 WhatsApp Google+ Google+ Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction DL Debate – 24/05/21 Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleExtension at Raphoe school gets green light to go to tenderNext articleUpdate – Fisherman who died in overnight tragedy is named locally News Highland
We have used 1-year’s data from the recently installed Magnetometer Array for Cusp and Cleft Studies (MACCS) in Arctic Canada and from two stations of the developing “conjugate” array of Automated Geophysical Observatories (AGOs) in Antarctica to study ULF waves in the Pc 1–2 (100–600 mHz) frequency band at cusp and polar cap latitudes (Λ ∼ 74° – 80°). In this paper we focus on the spectral properties and latitudinal and local time distributions of Pc 1–2 events observed during 1994 and use these along with several case studies to infer the source locations of the two major wave types we have observed. We found little variation in center-band frequency of the Pc 1–2 waves we observed, but the average event bandwidth was distinctly wider at stations near 80° MLAT than at stations near 75° MLAT. Broadband waves, with diffuse spectral character, dominated at the higher latitudes, but their occurrence was confined at most stations to within 4 hours of local magnetic noon. Waves with narrower bandwidth were much more common in our data set, and were the statistically dominant wave type at the lower-latitude MACCS stations. Their occurrence was also limited to the dayside but extended both later and more widely in local time than the more broadband waves. These multistation observations, combined with data from the DMSP, IMP 8, and Geotail satellites, suggest the possibility that these two wave types originate in quite different regions near the magnetospheric boundary; the more narrowband waves in the subsolar and postnoon equatorial region, and the more broadband waves in the high-latitude plasma mantle (and possibly at the poleward edge of the cusp). The cusp itself appears to not be a significant source of Pc 1–2 wave activity that can be detected by ground observatories.