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Analysts hail Stars’ ‘impressive’ Q2


first_img Topics: Finance AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Analysts hail Stars’ ‘impressive’ Q2 Analysts have hailed The Stars Group’s “impressive momentum”, driven by mergers and acquisitions, after the company behind the PokerStars and Full Tilt brands posted a 35% year-on-year increase in second-quarter revenue.In a trading updated this (Monday) afternoon, Stars revealed that it generated sales of $412m (€361.2m/£322.8m) in the three months through to June 30, while EBITDA increased by 15% to $168m.Stars CEO Rafi Ashkenazi (pictured) said that the results represented ongoing growth with the firm’s “international business and the contribution of its Australian acquisitions”.Analysts also highlighted the performance of Stars’ ‘international’ segment, in which revenue increased by 15% to $350m, underpinning growth across all segments.Regulus Partners said that, given the company’s M&A activity so far this year – snapping up CrownBet and William Hill Australia before finalising a deal to acquire Sky Betting & Gaming last month – the international segment represented the most significant like-for-like figures on the balance sheet.“The extent to which Stars has been rapidly transformed by acquisition can be seen by the revised guidance,” Regulus Partners said, with an H2 annualised revenue run-rate of $2.5bn suggesting 77% growth on the previous guidance.“Substantially all of this revenue is regulated, most of it is betting and only a very small proportion of it is poker,” the analysts added.“As has been well flagged during the deal-making, Stars has therefore transformed itself from a geographic, regulatory risk and product standpoint – in capability as well as reach terms.”Stars CEO Ashkenazi added: “The continued emergence of our sports betting and casino offerings and the addition of our 2018 acquisitions have transformed our business and greatly enhanced the foundation and diversity of our consolidated revenue base, which will now be nearly equally split among verticals and roughly 75% locally regulated or taxed.“We are now focused on the next stage of our transformation—integration. While this will be a phased and measured process, we expect that it will prepare us to not only be a leader within the world’s largest regulated markets but to also leverage the strength of our combined platform to take advantage of new opportunities and markets.”Poker grew by 7% to $271m, while casino hiked 26% to $102m and betting, with the exception of Australia, improved by 5.4% to $20m.Reflecting on the results as a whole, Regulus Partners said: “These figures demonstrate impressive momentum, but they are largely M&A-driven and also pre-Sky Betting & Gaming.”On opportunities in the US market, the analysts added that Stars has “a potentially powerful position” due to launches of betting in New Jersey in addition to an existing casino and poker presence and releasing all products in Pennsylvania, not to mention the long-awaited expiration of the company’s bad actor suspension in Nevada and, a real trump card, offering “by far the strongest US poker brand”. Revenue hit $412m while EBITDA increased to $168m Financecenter_img Tags: Online Gambling Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 13th August 2018 | By contenteditor Email Addresslast_img read more


IPL 2019 KXIP vs RR: Live streaming, teams, time in IST…


first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Shaqiri adds another as Switzerland lead 3-1; Follow Live Updates Cricket Previous articleDhoni adds redBus to his brand endorsement portfolioNext articleMithali Indian team’s ambassador for Street Child Cricket Word Cup Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. 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and Jalsha Movies SD and HD for the Opening, Closing ceremonies and live matches on all Sundays.Marathi: Star Pravah SD and HD for the Opening, Closing ceremonies and live matches on all Sundays.The match will also be streamed live on Star’s OTT platform Hotstar.The KXIP vs RR IPL 2019 match will be played on April 16, 2019.The KXIP vs RR IPL 2019 match will be played at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali.The Kings XI Punjab vs Rajasthan Royals ( KXIP vs RR ) IPL match will begin at 8:00 PM IST.Team (from):Kings XI Punjab: Lokesh Rahul(w), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Sarfaraz Khan, David Miller, Mandeep Singh, Hardus Viljoen, Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Varun Chakravarthy, Mohammed Shami, Andrew Tye, Karun Nair, Sam Curran, Simran Singh, Nicholas Pooran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Murugan Ashwin, Ankit Rajpoot, Arshdeep Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Agnivesh Ayachi, Harpreet BrarRajasthan Royals: Ajinkya Rahane, Jos Buttler, Steven Smith, Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Rahul Tripathi, Krishnappa Gowtham, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat, Dhawal Kulkarni, Stuart Binny, Ish Sodhi, Varun Aaron, Shashank Singh, Liam Livingstone, Shubham Ranjane, Ashton Turner, Riyan Parag, Mahipal Lomror, Oshane Thomas, Sudhesan Midhun, Aryaman Birla, Manan Vohra, Prashant Chopra.Also Read: IPL 2019: Chennai Super Kings’ schedule, tickets, squad, coach: All you need to knowIPL 2019: Mumbai Indians’ schedule, squad, tickets, coach – All you need to knowIPL 2019: Sunrisers Hyderabad’ schedule, squad, tickets, coach – All you need to know Cricket By Kunal Dhyani – April 16, 2019 IPL 2019 KXIP vs RR: Live streaming, teams, time in IST and where to watch Mumbai vs Rajasthan match on TV Cricket Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore last_img read more


IPL 2020 MI vs CSK: Sachin Tendulkar,” Mumbai Indians are very…


first_img Facebook Twitter Football Ahead of the Indian Premier League ( IPL) 2020 in UAE, the batting Legend Sachin Tendulkar shared his thoughts on MI vs CSK rivalry.On Sat, Mumbai Indians Official took their social media account to share an interview and Wrote: An #MI Matchday is incomplete without Sachin! Here’s the Master’s take on the #MIvCSK rivalry Down pointing. CricketIndian premier leagueIndian premier league 2020SportSport News WTC Final: Sunil Gavaskar reacts to Ajinkya Rahane dismissal says, ‘Only explanation is that he was going for his fifty’ PSL 2021 Playoffs LIVE – How to watch Pakistan Super League Playoffs Live Streaming on your Mobile, Laptop ENG-W vs IND-W: Sneh Rana reveals England sledged a lot but we did not pay attention by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeIPL 2020: Bad news for Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Jonny BairstowIPL 2020 : Srikanth and fans slams MS Dhoni, says ‘wasted 15 Cr on Jadhav & Chawla’Free Fire Redeem Codes for April 13th, Best ways to Redeem them? An #MI Matchday is incomplete without Sachin!Here’s the Master’s take on the #MIvCSK rivalry ?#OneFamily #MumbaiIndians #MI #Dream11IPL @sachin_rt pic.twitter.com/HJGD79nypZ— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) September 19, 2020In the Video fans can see Sachin shared his thoughts on MI vs CSK rivalry and how including Chris Lynn and Nathan Coulter- Nile in the team brings more strength in MIIt’s been over 7 years since Sachin Tendulkar last played an Indian Premier League (IPL) match but he is still considered a flagbearer of Mumbai Indians.IPL 2020 MI vs CSK Live: News from the Chennai Super Kings campThe news from the Chennai Super Kings camp is – Dwayne Bravo, Imran Tahir and Mitchell Santner had completed six days after their arrival in UAE after taking part in the CPL and are eligible for Saturday’s game.But both Josh Hazlewood & Sam Curran who arrived on Thursday in Dubai will be missing out in the opening game. Hazlewood and Curran’s participation is unlikely for the opener in because of Abu Dhabi’s strict quarantine protocols. If the first game would have been in Dubai, they could have played. But as the first game is in Abu Dhabi, they will be missing out of the CSK Line up.Meanwhile, Ruturaj Gaikwad had tested negative in one COVID-19 test but another one remains. Then, there would be a cardiovascular assessment. This means even they will miss out from the playing eleven.MI vs CSK Live : Check what CSK coach Stephan Fleming said about the game“It’s one of the challenges of having to travel to Abu Dhabi, we’ve got to have to be very good on the day to have to assess the wicket and pick the right combination. One of the big challenges for IPL teams is to get the combinations right. I must admit, going to Abu Dhabi without seeing the wicket or assessing the conditions is going to be one of the big challenges to start with”.Chennai Super Kings Likely Playing 11 for the Opening GameChennai Super Kings1. Shane Watson, 2. Faf Du Plessis, 3. Ambati Rayudu, 4. MS Dhoni, 5. Kedar Jadhav, 6. Ravindra Jadeja, 7. Dwayne Bravo, 8. Shardul Thakur, 9. Piyush Chawla, 10. Deepak Chahar, 11. Imran Tahir / Lungi NgidiThe only decision they are yet to make is whether to go in with Ngidi or Imran Tahir.IPL 2020 MI vs CSK Live: News from the Mumbai Indians CampUnlike CSK, Mumbai Indians isn’t jittery about the presence of any cricketer at this stage. They are sitting pretty, they have seen the wicket, they are based out and practising out of Abu Dhabi only and they are the defending champions.The only question they face is – Do they have horses for courses? They have world-class seamers like Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Mitchell McClenaghan in the squad – but do they have quality spinners.They had selected their team according to the conditions in India – will the same attack work in UAE? This will be the only handicap for Mumbai Indians on UAE’s slow and dry wickets. Beside Krunal Pandya and Rahul Chahar, they will have to depend on the talented unknowns — left-arm spinner Anukul Roy and leg-spinner Prince Balwant Rai.But all in all, they will start favourites for the tie against CSK.Mumbai Indians Likely Playing 11 for the Opening Game vs CSK1. Rohit Sharma, 2. Quinton de Kock, 3. Surya Kumar Yadav, 4. Ishan Kishan, 5. Hardik Pandya, 6. Krunal Pandya, 7. Nathan Coulter-Nile, 8. Kierron Pollard, 9. Rahul Chahar, 10. Trent Boult, 11. Jasprit Bumrah Previous articleMI vs CSK Live : Is Josh Hazlewood, Sam Curran allowed to play today’s game or not ?Next articleDC vs KXIP IPL 2020: In battle of power-hitters, spin-heavy Delhi Capitals face KXIP Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. 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4 tips to long-term investing in cheap FTSE 100 stocks


first_img Kirsteen Mackay | Wednesday, 27th May, 2020 Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” See all posts by Kirsteen Mackay 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img 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. Image source: Getty Images. Enter Your Email Address The stock market is garnering increased attention as global economies venture into uncharted territory. Since the March market crash, investors and analysts alike have been speculating whether the stock market will crash again. There have been fluctuations, but the government subsidies appear to have kept things under control. Does this mean it is a good time to invest in the stock market? For many, I think it could be an excellent time, particularly for cheap FTSE 100 stocks. However, you must weigh your personal circumstances and financial goals.Choosing your risk levelInvesting in the stock market carries an element of risk for everyone, but some shares are riskier than others. The simplest way for beginners to determine how risky stocks are is to consider the UK markets. I consider the FTSE 100 the safest because it contains the top 100 companies by monetary value. The FTSE 250 comes next and AIM is much riskier and generally to be avoided by newcomers to stock market investing.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…However, even FTSE 100 stocks carry risk and as a shareholder, you should be prepared for this. Taking on too much risk will lead to sleepless nights, but if you play it too safe, you might not reach your financial goals. If time is on your side, you may like to diversify your portfolio with a selection of asset classes to reduce your risk and increase the likelihood of making more money.Volatility is inherentAs anyone watching the stock markets can see, fluctuations are par for the course. Some stocks have been going up and down like yo-yos lately. Watching too closely can make you confused and likely to panic. If you are a worrier and do not think you can cope with the day-to-day volatility, then you may prefer something less risky like index funds or bonds. However, risk and reward generally correlate, and history has shown us that over time stock markets tend to go up, not just recovering losses but also reaching new highs.The power of compoundingCompounding is a powerful force in value investing. By reinvesting your returns, such as the income you receive from dividends, you boost your earning power. This power also comes from topping up your investments regularly, for example, through a monthly direct debit into a Stocks and Shares ISA. Increasing your pot by resisting the temptation to withdraw any gains, means your investments grow at a faster rate.Staying investedDo you have the drive and willpower to stay invested while ignoring the daily fluctuations in favour of the bigger picture? If so, I think value investing for the long-term seems like the sensible option. It has worked for billionaire Warren Buffett for decades and for many others following his playbook. Global uncertainty has caused many stocks to drop below their intrinsic value, meaning there are cheap FTSE 100 shares available today. You just need to choose companies you believe to have the staying power to go the distance.  Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 4 tips to long-term investing in cheap FTSE 100 stockslast_img read more


Why the Royal Mail share price is rocketing on Thursday


first_img 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. Royston Wild | Thursday, 19th November, 2020 | More on: RMG Why the Royal Mail share price is rocketing on Thursday Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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.center_img 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. The Royal Mail (LSE: RMG) share price is surging on Thursday following the release of its half-year report. The UK share is up 6.3% at pixel time, making it the biggest riser on the FTSE 250 so far today. Earlier in the session it was trading at its most expensive since November 2018, above 310p per share.Britain’s oldest courier has rocketed in value thanks to news that parcel volumes at home and overseas have raced ahead in recent months. The news meant that adjusted operating profits sailed past City forecasts. And it’s a release that confirms the brilliant profits opportunities that the fast-growing e-commerce segment offers.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…Parcels leap at Royal MailRevenues from the UK share’s domestic parcel operations soared more than a third (33.2%) in the 26 weeks to 27 September, to £2.3bn. The impact of Covid-19 lockdowns in driving online shopping helped supercharge packages traffic. Volumes at Royal Mail rocketed 31% year-on-year to a whopping 806m parcels as a consequence.This helped to push total revenues at Royal Mail 4.9% higher to £3.83bn.The parcels business is now worth more to Royal Mail’s top line than its traditional letters operations. While package revenues soared in the first half, turnover from letters slumped 20.5% to £1.53bn. Parcels now account for 60% of group revenue, versus 47% for letters.Overseas successRoyal Mail was also able to grab a slice of booming e-commerce activity on mainland Europe and North America in the first half. Revenues at its General Logistics Systems (GLS) arm flew 21.7% higher on-year to £1.87bn, while volumes rose by a similar percentage to 387m parcels. Strong trading here contributed to Royal Mail smashing broker forecasts for the March-September period too.At group level, revenues at Royal Mail jumped 9.8% year-on-year to £5.67bn. Adjusted operating profit slumped 77.6% because of increased costs due to Covid-19 and the cost of dealing with higher parcel volumes. Still, profit of £37m for the first half smashed City predictions by a considerable distance.For instance, experts at UBS had forecasted adjusted operating profit of just £9m. Yet this was one of the more bullish forecasts put out before Royal Mail’s release.Investing for the futureIt’s probable those first-half results have raised optimism over Royal Mail’s transformation programme to capitalise on the e-commerce surge. This programme should drive down the costs associated with manual parcel sorting and deliver a packages service more sorted for the 21st century.Royal Mail has invested in four new parcel-sorting machines, the first of which will become operational in late spring. And its Parcel Collect service, which collects packages directly from customers’ front doors, is now available nationwide following recent successful trials.City analysts expect this UK share to record an 82% drop in annual earnings this fiscal year (to March 2021). But it’s expected to bounce back with a 370%-plus increase next year. Image source: Getty Images. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. 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Heineken Cup: 10 players to watch


first_imgRory KockottThe sure-booted scrum-half helped Castres to lift an unlikely Top 14 title last year and while they are languishing this time round, anything can happen in the Heineken Cup. Facing off against a yapping Kahn Fotuali’i of Northampton Saints should help Kockott to train his concentration on kicking well down the tramlines, owning his own back-row and scaring the posts with every place kick. If he really does have the quality we all expect he has, Kockott could be a revelation on Saturday if the best laid plans come off.George NorthA populist choice? Obviously, but he is doing well on the hoof and looks to have settled in Northampton. He also adores the big stage. Don’t be surprised if the Welsh wonder opens up his stride at a time when he really should be passing to a team-mate from deep. He is one of the players who is allowed to do things like that…Tommaso BenvenutiPerpignan travel to Gloucester at a time when the young west country side are umming and ahing about whether they are doing things the right way. So Italian international Benvenuti may seem like an odd choice to some, but the way he reliably links and helps back-up players like James Hook means that he could be worth dedicating some watching time to.Jimmy GopperthGopperth didn’t start against Munster at the weekend and many thought that such a move meant Ian Madigan would be the favoured fly-half during big games, but the Kiwi has since been re-instated for Saturday’s game away to the Ospreys. With three penalties, a conversion and a drop-goal against Ospreys when the sides drew 29-all earlier in the season, Gopperth should be right up for renewing his battle with Dan Biggar.Man apart: Racing’s Jonny SextonSUNDAYJonny SextonAnother obvious choice, but the man with the Oligarch-embarrassing salary moved to Paris not only for the lifestyle and riches, but because he wanted to taste success somewhere else. This will be an intense study of whether Project Racing is working so far with a game against Clermont to ‘enjoy.’Ryan Grant Bursting through: George North’s form and power has been well documented, but now he hits the big stage in EuropeBy Alan DymockWE MAY be celebrating the end of a superb competition, but as the Heineken Cup 2013/14 is here we thought it would be worth putting on the party hats, popping some corks and toasting the beauty of the great European race.This weekend throws up some mouth-watering clashes and here we list 10 players you should keep your peepers peeled for.Rise up: Can Craig Clarke lift Connacht?FRIDAY NIGHTJoe TekoriHaving moved from Castres to Toulouse this summer the big lock – who often looks like he would love to break from the restraints of set-pieces – has helped Toulouse tie for the lead in the Top 14 and despite a wobbly start to their domestic campaign they have righted themselves. They are also one of the teams in France that actually cares about Europe.Facing Zebre, it is likely that the four-time winners will spend a lot of time on the front foot and with Tekori’s bulk he could have a field day.Miles BenjaminHaving played no rugby for some time, Benjamin is back and getting his first start of the season on the right wing against Ulster’s Tommy Bowe. A big ask for your first trot out, but he is having to play there because of a head-knock to Blaine Scully.At Ravenhill on a Friday night against the T-100-like Bowe? Welcome back, Miles…Craig ClarkeConnacht may not be fancied to dent anyone in this competition, but to have a second-row who has won Super Rugby titles and who adds quality to a pack must be watched in an elite competition and they don’t come more hefty or elite than Saracens.Nick WilliamsThe Ulster No.8 had a magnificent season last time round and Ulster will still be smarting from their late Heineken slip and lost RaboDirect Pro12 final. Matching him up against Jordan Crane and another challenging forward pack on Friday night could be good for all rugby fans.Famed boot: Rory Kockott will have to kick Castres forwardSATURDAY LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS There are so many players for Toulon that we could name-check and coo over, but it is surprising how many are writing off a Glasgow Warriors team that have won five games from five in the Pro12 and who are playing well.The true test of how this game is going will be in the scrum where Lion Ryan Grant will hunker down to face A.N. Oversees-International. It is the kind of challenge Test players love. Racing Metro’s fly-half Jonathan Sexton prepares to kick the ball to score a penalty during the French Top 14 rugby Union match Racing Metro vs Oyonnax on August 31, 2013 at the Yves du Manoir stadium in Colombes. AFP PHOTO / LIONEL BONAVENTURE (Photo credit should read LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images) last_img read more


Mims Davies appointed Minister for Sport & Civil Society


first_img Mims Davies has been appointed as Minister for Sport & Civil Society, replacing Tracey Crouch who resigned last week.Davies announced her appointment on Twitter early this morning (6 November). She is MP for the Eastleigh constituency, and was previously Assistant Government Whip from January 2018 to November 2018, and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Wales from July 2018 to November 2018.She is also the former Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Running in Westminster, and, according to her website, ran the London Marathon in 2017 for Cardiac Risk in the Young. She is also a trustee of Building Heroes, which provides skills training to military veterans and support into employment in the building trades. On her site, Davies says:“I am in politics as I care about people, community and doing what is right, and know this understanding and commitment is really important in modern politics. I do pride myself on speaking my mind and standing up for all those who need assistance.” Commenting on her appointment, Sir John Low, Chief Executive of the Charities Aid Foundation, said:“We are looking forward to working with Mims Davies MP as she takes on this important remit. Her breadth of parliamentary experience means she is well-placed to implement and build on the ambitious changes outlined in the Civil Society Strategy. Given her passion for charity fundraising, we believe she will be a great addition to the team at DCMS. “It is however disappointing that the Prime Minister did not take this opportunity to reinstate a stand-alone Minister for Civil Society. Given the challenges faced by the sector and the huge impact it has on people’s lives it would undoubtedly benefit from a dedicated Minister who can push forward the wide-ranging and ambitious plans set out earlier this year.“We would like to thank Tracey Crouch for all the work she has done for the sector during her time in the role, and in particular her support for CAF’s Giving Tuesday campaign, which raises world record-breaking amounts of donations for charities in one day.”Sir Stuart Etherington, CEO of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations, also welcomed Davies’s appointment. He said:“The new minister for Civil Society, Mims Davies MP, brings a wealth of experience – through her trusteeship of a small charity and strong relationships with a number of others. This will be important as she looks to implement the civil society strategy developed by her predecessor – embedding the strategy’s aspirations across government.” Mims Davies appointed Minister for Sport & Civil Society Melanie May | 6 November 2018 | News  146 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 Tagged with: Office for Civil Societycenter_img  145 total views,  1 views today Main image: Official UK Parliament portrait of Mims Davies, released under an Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) licence. About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8last_img read more


On the picket line: Education workers in three states & gig drivers in LA


first_imgAdjunct professors win union in FloridaService Employees’ Faculty Forward campaign won a landmark unionization drive March 27 at Miami-Dade College. With more than 2,800 adjuncts voting to unionize, it became the largest adjunct union in the country. In 2017, more than 81 percent of M-DC’s professors were adjuncts, averaging only $22,000 a year with no health care. The education workers are fighting for their lives as the college faces increasing budget cuts. Over the last decade, 13 percent of Florida’s higher education budget was cut. Ximena Barrientos, an adjunct professor of earth sciences, said the union is “saying enough is enough. We’re tired of watching our students go to food banks because tuition keeps rising. I’m tired of worrying about bill collectors when I should be worried about lesson plans. By standing up with one voice, we can demand the investment we need for our students and colleagues throughout Florida.”In less than two years in the “right-to-work” (for less) state of Florida, more than 9,000 adjuncts — more than half the adjuncts in the Florida College System! — unionized at four colleges. Now SEIU Faculty Forward is hoping to use the M-DC win to help organize the other three colleges in the system. (paydayreport.com, March 27)Grad student employees strike at UI Chicago Graduate student employees at the University of Illinois at Chicago went on strike March 19 after more than a year of contract negotiations. Leaders of the Graduate Employees Organization, representing more than 1,500 workers, voted to strike indefinitely when 99.5 percent of members voted in February. “Despite being highly educated professionals providing skilled labor for a multibillion-dollar institution, UIC grad workers live on the edge of poverty,” GEO leaders said in a statement. “Grad workers’ low pay, high fees, and often precarious employment negatively impacts their academic progress, professional development, and overall health, which only undermines UIC’s educational and research mission.”Graduate employees’ minimum salary is $18,065 for two semesters of 20-hour workweeks. They also receive the equivalent of $13,502 in tuition and fee waivers. While UIC offers an 11.5 percent increase in minimum pay over three years, GEO seeks a 24 percent increase, plus tuition waivers.“There’s nothing left once you make your tuition payment. There’s no money for food, rent,” said Mari Miller, who studies industrial design. “If I didn’t have a partner who makes enough to support me, I wouldn’t be able to live.” (Chicago Tribune, March 20) A March 30 geoweb bulletin about the 28th bargaining session reported: “The administration told us they still will not consider waiving, capping, or freezing fees, except to offset the planned $50-per-semester increase to the General Fee with a matching increase to the campus minimum wage next year only. They also didn’t offer us any new proposal on wages or healthcare.” (uic-geo.net) La lucha continua!Ohio education workers strike for fairnessSince March 22, 84 workers represented by the Ohio Association of Public School Employees, AFSCME Local 390, have been walking the picket line for job justice. The diverse mix of teacher’s aides, secretaries, bus drivers and cooks have been laboring at Claymont City Schools without a contract for 22 months. (afscme.org, March 27) The school district retaliated by hiring replacement workers — in defiance of a 1967 anti-strikebreaker ordinance — and a security team. The union is still waiting for the board to return to negotiations. (Times Reporter, March 28) The workers want an annual raise of 3.5 percent retroactive to July 1, 2017, as well as better insurance and job fairness. Local 390 President Jim Maxwell said, “We provide critical services to the students at Claymont City Schools and we should have the decent wages and benefits that reflect that hard work and dedication.” Education workers are leading the class struggle today!Gig drivers strike LA “rideshare” companies  Hundreds of Uber and Lyft drivers in Los Angeles held a 25-hour strike March 25 outside Uber offices in Redondo Beach to protest wage cuts and working conditions, said advocacy group Rideshare Drivers United. Uber’s recent announcement of a 25 percent cut in drivers’ pay per mile in LA and parts of Orange County triggered the walkout. Drivers for both companies say having to pay to maintain their vehicles makes it difficult to earn enough to live on.“I’m currently homeless,” Sinakhone Keodara, who lives in the car he rents from Lyft, told NBC News. “I don’t make enough to get out of my situation, but I can’t walk away from Lyft. I’m trapped in an endless cycle.” (March 25) The RDU is calling for minimum pay that matches New York City’s new rule: rideshare drivers are paid a $28-an-hour salary before expenses. (Lyft and Juno are currently challenging that in court.) Drivers also want “the right to organize without retaliation,” says RDU.The strike comes after Uber was recently ordered to pay a $20 million settlement to California and Massachusetts drivers. One unidentified expert told NBC News that “was actually ‘a win’ for the company in part because it doesn’t have to classify its workers as employees.” Keodara answered: “I’m drowning in this gig economy. We should be getting overtime and benefits and at least minimum-wage pay.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more


A voice from the inside: District Attorney’s office past and present


first_imgJerome Coffey has been wrongly incarcerated for 28 years. He is an exceptional Pro-Se litigator, that is, representing himself in legal actions. He filed and won a lawsuit against the Department of Corrections and a civil suit. In both these cases, he successfully defended himself. His next Post-Conviction Relief Act (PCRA) hearing is April 9. Miller conducted the following interview with him in February. Jerome CoffeyCindy Miller: On April 9, 2021, Attorney Martha Conley is submitting your initial PCRA application to Judge Bronson? Why is this your first challenge in 27 years?Jerome Coffey: Many of the records and transcripts from my original 1994 trial were lost or altered. We have agreed to go on without them. Keep in mind that this was the administration of District Attorney Lynn Abraham, who was notorious for wrongful convictions and disrespect toward Black defendants.My case parallels those of Charles Diggs, Edward Sistrunk, Robert Mims and Mumia Abu-Jamal among others, who all had a disproportionate number of Black jurors struck from their juries. My trial prosecutor Hugh Colihan used the same dirty tactics — striking Black jurors from the jury — that prosecutor Barbara Christie did to Diggs and Sistrunk, and prosecutor Joseph McGill did to Mumia Abu-Jamal. Because of this, my case will also cite the Batson Decision [that prosecutors cannot disqualify a juror based on race].CM: Could you explain the important developments of your PCRA court proceedings?JC: In August 2019, the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office finally released discovery material to my attorney. This material had been lost or held back for years. There were four problematic issues: 1) jailhouse informants; 2) prosecutorial misconduct; 3) police misconduct; and 4) judicial misconduct. These are the standard troublesome issues of many exoneration cases from the 1980s and 1990s.The Philadelphia Police Department inserted my name into the death investigation of Johnny Moss using jailhouse informants. Years ago, I read an article in Rolling Stone magazine (March 12, 2015) about the injustices done to Anthony Wright by the PPD using former Police Commissioner Frank Rizzo’s methods. Wright had assaulted a Philadelphia police officer years prior to his arrest and conviction, and so was vindictively retaliated on — the PPD pinned an unsolved murder on him.When I was 16 years old, I assaulted a police officer and received probation. Nine years later this murder was pinned on me by the same detectives who had arrested me as a 16-year-old! The detectives were under pressure from their bosses to “solve” this case by any means.Back in 1968, a lawsuit challenging Frank Rizzo’s police brutality was filed by Mary Rouse, Mattie Humphrey and others from the Council of Organizations on Philadelphia Police Accountability and Responsibility. They sued the department to expose Frank Rizzo’s police brutality and the practices being used. Rizzo’s saying was: “Get the confession by any and all means, and I’ll back you if you go over the line.” Under Rizzo’s leadership police brutality was out of control, and it has carried through to today, as we see in my case.On Dec. 20, 1985, Officers Warren Larkins and Peter Scallatino from the 23rd District arrested me as a juvenile. They are also the ones who nine years later put my name in as a suspect in the Johnny Moss slaying.McMahon’s racist jury training tapeCM: How did the infamous Jack McMahon training tape influence your trial? After all, it was seven years old by then.JC: In 1997 District Attorney Lynne Abraham was running for reelection against former prosecutor Jack McMahon. She found and released a decade-old video training tape showing McMahon teaching prosecutors how to violate defendants’ Constitutional rights during jury selection — namely, how to choose white jurors over Black ones.Much of this scandal was documented in a Philadelphia Magazine article in 1998 called “I, the Jury.” As far back as 1935, the Scottsboro Brothers’ case had ruled that “The systematic exclusion of all African American citizens from jury rolls violates the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment.”Even though the McMahon tape was seven years old, the practices in it continued in the Philadelphia “Justice” system, and I was found guilty by a jury trial on June 17, 1994.Many Black defendants’ cases are given less attention to details or careful record keeping. Often trial records are lost or unaccounted for. My entire voir dire (jury selection) transcripts are missing from stenography records from early June. Even though the records are “lost,” I can recall that only 4 of the 12 jurors at my trial were Black. Prosecutor Colihan routinely used preemptive strikes to eliminate Black jurors.In the case of Commonwealth v. Scarfo, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court stated: “We are especially concerned that prosecutorial misconduct seems to arise in Philadelphia County more so than in any other County in this Commonwealth. We merely state this in order to alert the District Attorney that a more thoughtful approach to the prosecutor’s role in our society may be in order.”CM: What do you think about Krasner’s administration and his exonerations?JC: The exonerations under District Attorney Larry Krasner’s administration are a beautiful thing, but we still need to look back at the legacy of his predecessors: F. Emmet Fitzpatrick, Edward G. Rendell, Ronald D. Castille, Lynne Abraham and Seth Williams. Castille was the main instigator behind the former prosecutor Jack McMahons’ video training tape.In the Terrance Williams case, we saw how Castille gained an unconscionable advantage by deceptive means. Castille was the original judge in the case and then refused to recuse himself as a PA Supreme Court judge during William’s PCRA hearing.District attorneys are often chief prosecutors. The evidence my attorney Martha Conley unraveled found at trial Colihan’s accusations to be overreaching and untrue, especially during jury selection, when he struck Black jurors and bullied witnesses. Who holds these prosecutors accountable when they destroy innocent peoples’ lives through their misconduct? CM: Did Krasner bring transparency to the District Attorney’s Office?JC: Two of Krasner’s reforms were releasing discovery to defense attorneys and not overcharging defendants. For years, the Philadelphia DA’s Office routinely overcharged and exploited African American defendants specifically. Krasner also decriminalized weed possession and some prostitution offenses.But how can Krasner publicly preach against the death penalty when he lets these death-by-incarceration (life without parole) cases stand? And what about Mumia?Eighteen exonerations are great, but there are hundreds of us buried alive in here.Miller is a prison abolitionist and organizer with Food Not Bombs Solidarity and Mobilization4Mumia.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more


Rose Bowl Testing Results Spur Pasadena’s Largest One-Day New Coronavirus Case Total: 80


first_imgCommunity News Rose Bowl Testing Results Spur Pasadena’s Largest One-Day New Coronavirus Case Total: 80 New testing data reveals a nearly eleven percent leap in reported cases, bringing total to 784 confirmed By EDDIE RIVERA Published on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 | 6:49 pm Herbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAncient Beauty Remedies From India To Swear By For Healthy SkinHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyGained Back All The Weight You Lost?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Yummy Spices For A Flat TummyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeauty 20 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>The Pasadena Health Department Wednesday reported the largest single-day increase in the number of local Coronavirus cases since reporting began.According to a report from Public Information Officer Lisa Derderian there were 80 new cases, more than doubling the highest previously reported one-day total of 36 back on May. 12The new cases represent an 11 percent rise in the total number of Pasadena cases, now at 784.There were also three deaths, two of whom were in a long term health care facility, and one who was a community resident. The deaths raise the total number of local deaths to 77. The dead ranged from 49 to 102, and all had underlying health conditions.Pasadena could begin to see larger numbers of reported cases, as more test results become available.Said Derderian, “I think it’s safe to say that the larger number of positive cases reported today are the result of a backlog of reporting from the Rose Bowl (testing site).”Health care workers are currently testing about 400 patients a day at the Rose Bowl, so the Health Department received a larger set of new numbers, she explained.“We could see that on and off for the next several weeks, too,” Derderian added.New testing brings forth higher numbers, and perhaps more cases, she said.“And this is what we want,” she continued. “We want the expanded testing so people have the ability, even with just mild symptoms, to be able to get tested. We really want to encourage people to sign up and get tested there. Plus there are several locations in Pasadena that are available through private healthcare providers.”Derderian also pointed out that, “There’s an abundance of testing out there now, that we want to encourage people to do, because those numbers will really dictate a lot of our recovery and reopening phases.”The number of people tested in Pasadena also affect the overall L.A. County numbers said Derderian, since residents from all over the region could be tested at the Rose Bowl site, but only Pasadena residents are reported by the Pasadena Health Department.Derderian also reminded residents, with the upcoming Memorial Day Weekend approaching, to avoid gatherings and stay within their immediate households.“We don’t want people to get a little too lax,” she said.Free COVID-19 testing outside the Rose Bowl is available through the County to all residents, whether or not you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.Priority for the same or next day testing is given to people with symptoms, such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, headaches, sore throat, or a new loss of sense of smell.Testing is also prioritized for certain critical front-line workers who interact with the public while working.Testing is by appointment only. For more click here. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business News STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a commentcenter_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Subscribe STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News More Cool Stuff CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more




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