GambleAware and Citizens Advice Scotland launch new support service

first_imgThe Gambling Support Service will run from 2020 until 2022 and compliment a similar programme operated in partnership with Citizens Advice England and Wales. The latest initiative comes after GambleAware last month revealed the multi-level setup of its treatment and support system led to major knowledge gaps, and that its organic growth has resulted in the lack of a defined strategy. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter GambleAware said the new service will also allow workers to direct those at risk to the specialist help that is available. British responsible gambling charity GambleAware has linked up with Citizens Advice Scotland to launch a new service aimed at helping debt advisers and other frontline workers better understand, prevent and reduce gambling harm. Formed in September 2018, the project saw GambleAware and Citizens Advice commit an initial £1.5m (€1.7m/$2.0m) to deliver training to debt advisers to help them identify and offer support to people suffering gambling problems. Tags: GambleAware Citizens Advice The Gambling Support Service will deliver training to staff in order to provide them with the necessary tools to both identify and support people who may be experiencing harm from gambling. Carried out by Leeds Beckett University, the study found the multi-level nature funded treatment system meant not all components have a direct connection with one another. The England and Wales project also included establishing a network of regional hubs to support workers across the two countries.center_img Training will be available to workers in professions who may come across people experiencing harm from gambling, such as frontline local authority staff, youth practitioners and healthcare workers, as well as debt advisors. GambleAware and Citizens Advice Scotland launch new support service 11th November 2020 | By Robert Fletcher It was also revealed that as the system structure has grown organically, rather than being purposefully designed through a defined strategy, this impacted its overall functioning, and has made collaboration between each component more difficult. The project will be based around four regional hubs across Scotland, including in Airdrie, Inverness, South West Aberdeenshire and West Lothian. Topics: Social responsibility Responsible gambling Regions: UK & Ireland Responsible gambling Email Addresslast_img read more

Nominees for bishop slate announced in Western Michigan

first_img Rector Hopkinsville, KY Youth Minister Lorton, VA Posted Mar 20, 2013 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Tags Rector Knoxville, TN Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Belleville, IL Rector Tampa, FL Rector Collierville, TN Press Release Service [Diocese of Western Michigan — Press Release] The Search Team has nominated three priests to stand for election as the 9th Bishop of Western Michigan. The nominees for bishop are: Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Smithfield, NC Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Submit a Press Release Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Shreveport, LA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Director of Music Morristown, NJ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Martinsville, VA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Featured Jobs & Calls Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET The Rev. Jennifer Adams, Rector, Grace Episcopal Church, Holland, Michigan (Diocese of Western Michigan)The Rev. Whayne Hougland, Jr., Rector, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Salisbury, North Carolina (Diocese of North Carolina)The Rev. Canon Angela Shepherd, Canon for Mission, Diocese of MarylandA letter from each nominee, as well as a summary of education and experience, is included in the slate announcement booklet. The booklet also includes a report of the Search Team describing the search process.To download the booklet as a PDF file, please click here: Nominee Profiles & Petition Process.The booklet is also available for viewing in magazine format here.Further information will be provided about all nominees, including any nominees by petition, in a ballot announcement scheduled for publication on April 22, 2013.The Transition Team will host a series of informational events with nominees from May 3rd-5th at three locations in the diocese; these events will include nominees by petition.The electing convention will be held on May 18, 2013, at Grace Episcopal Church, Grand Rapids.Following the election of the Ninth Bishop, the required consents will be sought from other dioceses of the Episcopal Church.Petition ProcessPetition Process information is included in the slate announcement booklet on pp. 14-17.The Rev. Canon Robert Schiesler, President of the Standing Committee, announces that the Committee is accepting Nominations by Petition from March 20 through April 15, 2013.Due to the time required to complete the required background checks, the Standing Committee asks that any petition candidates indicate their intention by immediately emailing the Committee President, The Rev. Canon Robert Schiesler, with name, address & contact phone. [Canon Schiesler’s email address is published on p. 14 of the slate announcement booklet.]The form for nominations by petition can be downloaded separately here: Petition Form. Submit an Event Listing Bishop Elections AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Bath, NC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Albany, NY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Nominees for bishop slate announced in Western Michigan Featured Events The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Submit a Job Listinglast_img read more

USDA Reminds Producers of Feb. 28 Deadline for CRP General Signup

first_img Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News USDA Reminds Producers of Feb. 28 Deadline for CRP General Signup USDA Reminds Producers of Feb. 28 Deadline for CRP General Signup SHARE Facebook Twitter By USDA Communications – Jan 28, 2020 Previous articleIndiana Farm Bureau Welcomes New District LeadersNext articleIndiana Beef Industry’s Best Honored at Annual Awards Banquet USDA Communications The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds agricultural producers interested in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) 2020 general signup to enroll by February 28, 2020. This signup is available to farmers and private landowners who are either enrolling for the first time or re-enrolling for another 10- to 15-year term.“This is the first opportunity for general sign up since 2016, and we want producers and private landowners to know that we have just one month remaining,” FSA Administrator Richard Fordyce said. “It is critical that they make their final determinations and submit offers very soon to take advantage of this popular conservation program.”Farmers and ranchers who enroll in CRP receive yearly rental payments for voluntarily establishing long-term, resource-conserving plant species, such as approved grasses or trees (known as “covers”), which can control soil erosion, improve water quality and develop wildlife habitat on marginally productive agricultural lands.CRP has 22 million acres enrolled, but the 2018 Farm Bill lifted the cap to 27 million acres.Signed into law in 1985, CRP is one of the largest private-lands conservation programs in the U.S. It was originally intended to primarily control soil erosion and potentially stabilize commodity prices by taking marginal lands out of production. The program has evolved over the years, providing many conservation and economic benefits. Marking its 35th anniversary in 2020, CRP has had many successes, including:Preventing more than 9 billion tons of soil from eroding, enough soil to fill 600 million dump trucks;Reducing nitrogen and phosphorous runoff relative to annually tilled cropland by 95 and 85 percent respectively;Sequestering an annual average of 49 million tons of greenhouse gases, equal to taking 9 million cars off the road;Creating more than 3 million acres of restored wetlands while protecting more than 175,000 stream miles with riparian forest and grass buffers, enough to go around the world 7 times; andBenefiting bees and other pollinators and increased populations of ducks, pheasants, turkey, bobwhite quail, prairie chickens, grasshopper sparrows and many other birds.The CRP continuous signup is ongoing, which enables producers to enroll for certain practices. FSA plans to open the Soil Health and Income Protection Program, a CRP pilot program, in early 2020, and the 2020 CRP Grasslands signup runs from March 16, 2020 to May 15, 2020.To enroll in CRP, contact your local FSA county office or visit To locate your local FSA office, visit SHARElast_img read more

Marc Epstein and Jean-Paul Guilloteau released on bail

first_img December 24, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Marc Epstein and Jean-Paul Guilloteau released on bail Follow the news on Pakistan Two French reporters from the weekly L’Express were released from the central jail in Karachi. They cannot leave Pakistan. The authorities are still detaining in secret confinement their Pakistani colleague who is accused to set up a faked report in the Quetta region. RSF_en News News Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire Help by sharing this information PakistanAsia – Pacific News Receive email alerts Two French journalists from the weekly L’Express were freed after they were ordered released on bail by the High Court in Karachi. The lawyer for their Pakistani colleague Khawar Mehdi Rizvi made a habeas corpus request on behalf of his client who has spent more than a week in secret confinement.Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières) welcomed the decision on 24 December to bail French journalists Marc Epstein and Jean-Paul Guilloteau. But added that if there was no charge against them it was logical for Rizvi to be freed too, because as a Pakistani national he had every right to go to Quetta (for which foreigners need a special authorisation).The press freedom organisation confirmed that Rizvi, a journalist and interpreter, was under a paid contract to the French weekly, which was not in any way a crime.Sindh High Court judge, Zawar Hussain Jafferi, ordered the release of L’Express journalists Epstein and Guilloteau. The authorities did not oppose bail. The two journalists then went before another judge in Karachi who told them they must remain in Pakistan until 10 January to await their hearing. The two were released from the Karachi central prison later in the day.Lawyer for Rizvi, Abid Saqi, put his habeas corpus petition before the Sindh High Court on the same day. The government has to produce the journalist in court before 30 or 31 December and give official reasons for his detention.Pakistani television broadcast an interview with Rizvi on 23 December in which he said he had negotiated a salary of 2,000 euros for reporting in the Quetta region with the French journalists. People gave Interviews, also broadcast by PTV, in which they falsely claimed that the three journalists had set up a faked report.Further testimonials to the professional qualities of Rizvi have now been sent to the Pakistani authorities. They came from senior correspondent New York Times Dexter Filkins, in a message to President Pervez Musharraf calling on him to release the Pakistani journalist.Reporters Without Borders insists on pointing out that Rizvi is a freelance journalist who works with a number of foreign media, particularly French. He is known for having refused to have anything to do with the sensationalism of some western media. In an interview with the French magazine Médias, he said: “I turn down some proposals and money has nothing to do with it.” Moreover Rizvi, one of the coordinator of the Rushd Fondation, recently organised a training seminar in Islamabad for members of the Tribal Union of Journalists with the FATA Development Network. His work with Afghanistan’s underprivileged also led him to carry out a successful project at Peshawar, the Aziza Health Center. Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists June 2, 2021 Find out more Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder to go further PakistanAsia – Pacific April 21, 2021 Find out more News Organisation January 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

A comparison of EISCAT and Dynasonde measurements of the auroral ionosphere

first_imgIncoherent-scatter radar and ionospheric sounding are powerful and complementary techniques in the study of the Earth’s ionosphere. The work presented here involves the use of the Tromsø Dynasonde as a correlative diagnostic with the EISCAT incoherent-scatter radar. A comparison of electron-density profiles shows how a Dynasonde can be used to calibrate an incoherent-scatter radar and to monitor changes in the system. Skymaps of the direction of Dynasonde echoes are compared with EISCAT-derived density profiles to illustrate how a Dynasonde can be used to measure the drift velocity of auroral features. Vector velocities fitted to Dynasonde echoes are compared with EISCAT-derived plasma velocities. The results show good agreement when the data are taken during quiet to moderately active conditions and averaged over time scales of 30 min or more.last_img read more

AG Curtis Hill Seeks Restitution For Consumers Victimized By Local Auto Repair Company

first_imgAttorney General Curtis Hill has filed a civil action against Pierce Automotive LLC and its owner Steven Pierce for violating the Indiana Deceptive Consumer Sales Act.Pierce Automotive took money from consumers and promised auto repair work that it never completed, according to a complaint filed this month. After Pierce Automotive closed its doors, the company removed the consumers’ vehicles from the premises and never returned them to consumers, the complaint alleges.“We have laws in place to protect Hoosiers when businesses abandon their obligations to customers,” Attorney General Hill said. “My office works every day to keep consumers out of harm’s way, and we will continue to fight for the people of Indiana.”The Attorney General’s complaint alleges that Pierce Automotive had customers’ vehicles in its possession for several months before closing without warning, at which time customers realized their vehicles had disappeared. The state seeks restitution for the consumers charged by Pierce Automotive in addition to costs awarding the Office of the Attorney General its reasonable expenses incurred in the investigation and prosecution of this case. Amounts sought will be determined at trial.Any consumers who believe they have been similarly victimized by Pierce Automotive may report the details of their dealings to the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division by calling 1-800-382-5516 or going online at and clicking the “File a Complaint” box at the bottom of the page.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more


first_imgFootnote: City-County Observer Comment Policy. Be kind to people. Personal attacks or harassment will not be tolerated and shall be removed from our site. We understand that sometimes people don’t always agree and discussions may become a little heated.  The use of offensive language and insults against commenters shall not be tolerated and will be removed from our site.Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City-County Observer or our advertisers. If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us at City-County [email protected] We hope that today’s “READERS FORUM” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way.WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND TODAY?center_img FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare,Todays “Readers’ Poll” question is: Do you feel that Student loan origination fees are nothing more than a hidden tax that burdens students?Please go to our link of our media partner Channel 44 News located in the upper right-hand corner of the City-County Observer so you can get the up-to-date news, weather, and sports.,If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us at City-County [email protected] Todays “Readers’ Poll” question is: Do you feel that Student loan origination fees are nothing more than a hidden tax that burdens students?Please go to our link of our media partner Channel 44 News located in the upper right-hand corner of the City-County Observer so you can get the up-to-date news, weather, and sports.last_img read more

Campaign Update—Orentlicher Congratulates Ron Drake On Winning The Democratic Party’s Nomination For 8th District…

first_imgOrentlicher Congratulates Ron Drake On Winning The Democratic Party’s Nomination For 8th District Congressional RaceI told him that I have decided to suspend the recount process. Now that we have had a chance to consider the hard work of the State Board of Accounts and to review the notes of our terrific volunteer observers, it is clear that the final numbers will confirm a victory for Mr. Drake.While we will not continue our candidacy any further, we will continue to work for the issues that are so important for the residents of the 8th District, the state of Indiana, and the entire United States. We will continue fighting so workers can have good-paying jobs, children can receive a first-class education, and everyone has access to affordable health care.It is absolutely essential that we turn our district from red to blue and replace the failed policies of Larry Bucshon with policies that will move our country forward. I am happy to endorse Ron Drake for Congress and his campaign to beat Rep. Bucshon this November. I have every confidence that he will give it his all, and it is time for all Hoosier Democrats to support him in his efforts.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Mouthing off

first_img“An investigation by Which? shows that a single Tesco jam doughnut contains 5.7mg [of saturated fat]”- Really? Just six thousandths of a gram of sat fat in a doughnut? Telegraph reporter Kate Devlin digs deep for her story on saturated fat in food by lifting a typo straight off a press release from consumer group Which?”We were expecting a party of 34 Goths for afternoon tea today. However, 60-plus arrived instead! What a grand lot they were too. Do come again!”- Bakery Bothams of Whitby’s Tweeter update last week gave us an insight into afternoon tea habits in North Yorkshire”If someone is on the phone, asking for free cakes and tells you Elton is on the other line, you should immediately dial 911″- Elton John AIDS Foundation representative Barron Segar sends the police after one crook masquerading as a charity worker, who rang a US bakery to order $1,600 of cakes while pretending Elton was on the other linelast_img read more

Making the Complex Simple With Dell EMC Hybrid Cloud Platforms

first_imgIt’s no secret that today’s most innovative organizations are embracing hybrid cloud strategies to accomplish their digital initiatives. Research backed by Dell EMC customer results affirms that hybrid cloud not only enables IT transformation, but also paves new avenues of innovation and competitive advantages for those seeking to deliver differentiated and completely self-service IT. With proven results, companies of all sizes are shifting from viewing this operating model as a “nice to have” to a must have to meet the increasing demands of the market.We’ve seen this first-hand with Dell EMC customers. Over the past few years, our conversations have evolved from general education of cloud operating models to customers’ realization that hybrid cloud is the way forward. They tell us, “We know hybrid cloud is critical and need to deliver faster than our competition. How can you help us?”Enter Dell EMC Hybrid Cloud Platforms. Our industry-leading portfolio includes turnkey hybrid cloud platforms that are easy to deploy, lifecycle managed, and backed by a single-contact support experience. By leveraging Dell EMC’s engineering and software development expertise, customers can focus on the critical differentiators of their businesses, instead of managing the underlying components.Think of these as the next evolution of hyper-converged infrastructure, as those systems advance from virtualized workloads to fully-engineered, self-service hybrid cloud platforms for Application Owners and Developers. Furthering our commitment to infrastructure flexibility and customer choice, these can now be delivered on Dell EMC VxRail appliances.Automated Deployment of Enterprise Hybrid CloudMaking the complex simple for customers is our charter, and we continue to invest and improve our offerings to this end. Earlier this year, we launched an exciting new innovation for deploying Dell EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud (EHC) with ease: the Automated Installation Tool for Enterprise Hybrid Cloud on VxRail.Enterprise Hybrid Cloud enables organizations to deliver IT-as-a-Service by automating the delivery of traditional enterprise applications through a self-service catalog. It brokers services from the public cloud, allowing customers to balance public and private cloud consumption and appropriately place their workloads based on requirements. Prior to automation, installing the platform required thousands of manual steps and five or more days to deploy all of the Dell EMC, VMware, and supporting technologies. With the Automated Installation Tool, this is reduced to less than 10 hours in a typical customer environment— yielding a faster EHC deployment with greater cost-efficiency and minimized risk.This fully operational, powerful tool is the culmination of engineering effort and collaboration. Standardizing the overall installation of the EHC platform, it is truly an “easy button” to achieve a turnkey hybrid cloud!See Enterprise Hybrid Cloud in ActionLearn more about the functionality of the Automated Installation Tool, and watch this brief video demonstration to see just how simple it is to deploy Enterprise Hybrid Cloud on VxRail (with more platforms to come!) In addition, a second video provides an overview of the Enterprise Hybrid Cloud end user experience and key features, including cost transparency, automated service provisioning, and automated lifecycle management. Innovation to Come!Our team is hard at work to extend and enhance automation across the entire Dell EMC Hybrid Cloud Platforms portfolio. Stay tuned for even more innovation in this area, aimed at simplifying the user experience and accelerating time to value for customers. Look for an upcoming video and blog on Native Hybrid Cloud, where we show the delivery of our Digital Transformation platform with automation and simplicity.Thanks and keep following!last_img read more