Colombian authorities shut down illegal gambling network

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 7th December 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Colombian authorities shut down illegal gambling network Tags: Fecoljuegos Illegal gambling Legal & compliance The 15-member group, known as “Los Poker”, operated illegal gambling at 62 different URLs, with gaming services provided by a Malta-based supplier. The Colombian Attorney General’s office and Colonel Clauder Antonio Cardona Cataño, Commander in charge of the Villavicencio Metropolitan Police, led the investigation, which lasted more than two years. Fecoljuegos president Evert Montero Cárdenas commended the Attorney General and Cataño for their work. Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Casino regulation Poker Legal Regulation Email Addresscenter_img Members of the group were based all across the country, with two men known as “Carlos” and “Juan Carlos”, from the central Colombian city of Villavicencio, leading the operation.  A Colombia-based illegal online gambling ring bringing in revenue of COP3bn (£640,000/$863,000/€711,0000) per month has been shut down, industry association La Federación Colombiana de Empresarios de Juegos de Suerte y Azar (Fecoljuegos) has announced. Regions: LATAM Colombia Of the COP3bn in monthly revenue the group made, around COP500m will be set aside to pay gambling taxes, which go towards health services and sport. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Fecoljuegos added that “an expert in computer systems” from the Northern city of Duitama was also one of the 15 members of the group, providing technical support. The group also worked from Peru and Ecuador and targeted customers there.last_img read more

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Is the Centrica share price too cheap to ignore?

first_img Centrica (LSE: CNA) has been in trouble with shareholders for some time, with its shares falling 84% over the past five years. The Covid-19 crash has piled on the problems too, and the Centrica share price has lost 52% so far in 2020 alone. Things could have been worse though, and the price is actually up around 45% since the year’s low in April.Job lossesLast week, the British Gas owner announced plans  to shed 5,000 jobs from its global workforce of 27,000. That includes cutting Centrica’s senior leadership team of 40 by half, as part of new boss Chris O’Shea’s restructuring plans. It seems like an unfortunate but necessary step on the path to long-term recovery to me. The City seems to have seen it that way too, as the Centrica share price has put on 8% since that news.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…Centrica has seen its earnings declining over the past few years, in part due to competition and the loss of British Gas customers.  The energy price cap and falling gas prices made things even worse, leading to a hefty loss in 2019. The firm slashed its dividend too, from 12p per share in 2018, to just 1.5p.Centrica share priceTo me, preserving the dividend at 12p throughout the earnings slump was a sign of poor management. It’s something that might keep shareholders happy in the short term, but sadly the short term often seems to be the only thing some company managers are interested in.If it was a “keep paying and hope things get better” strategy, then it was doomed to failure. Shareholders might have kept on pocketing their annual income for a while, but they suffered a catastrophic fall in the Centrica share price at the same time.The arrival of a new boss can be a good time for renewal at a company. There can be less reluctance to face up to its previous failures (because they were the old management’s fault, right?) O’Shea took over the top job only in April, having previously been Centrica’s finance director. That gives me hope, as he’s been very much at the sharp end of Centrica’s profit and balance sheet catastrophe. Focusing on the firm’s liquidity is, for me, the best thing he can do for the long-term future of the Centrica share price.RestructuringThe job losses are being combined with a simplification of a number of the firm’s practices. I see it as a clearly-needed restructuring. But there’s one other thing Centrica needs to fix — customer service. If the new boss can improve that, I think we really could be at the beginning of a steady Centrica share price recovery.My overall feeling is that Centrica has been at rock bottom this year. And I’m hoping the pummelling the market has suffered from the Covid-19 downturn will provide a wake-up call across the economy.The lesson is that long-term attention to the balance sheet should be at the core of any business. I think that lesson has been learned here. And, to me, the low Centrica share price indicates a long-term buy. Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images. Alan Oscroft | Monday, 15th June, 2020 | More on: CNA Alan Oscroft 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. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”center_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. 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Is the Centrica share price too cheap to ignore? See all posts by Alan Oscroftlast_img read more

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Faan Rautenbach banned for three weeks for stamp

first_imgThursday Jan 27, 2011 Faan Rautenbach banned for three weeks for stamp London Irish prop Faan Rautenbach was cited following a yellow card he received for stamping on the head and shoulder of Munster’s David Wallace on the weekend. Earlier today he was found guilty, facing three weeks on the sideline. Former Springbok Rautenbach was adjudged to have stamped on Wallace during London Irishs 28-14 loss at Thomond Park. He was sent from the field with a yellow card as the incident was spotted right away, but citing commissioner Francois Guers made a complaint against him, leading to todays hearing. The 34 year old front rower faced the independent disciplinary hearing a few hours ago and after taking into account his clean record and guilty plea, a five week ban was reduced to three by judicial officer Robert Williams. Under Law 10.4 (b) a player must not stamp or trample an opponent the offence was deemed to have fallen in the Mid Range category, but Rautenbach will sit out for only the Low End punishment. Top end is 9 to 52 weeks. Florian Fritz was due to apper before the same disciplinary panel. Well update here when we hear more. Feel free to tweet @rugbydump if you hear soon. Time: 01:11 ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueey90% of People Have No Idea What These Two Little Holes Are ForNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Rob Simmons escapes on-field punshment for dangerous tackle on Yannick Nyanga

first_imgTuesday Nov 13, 2012 Rob Simmons escapes on-field punshment for dangerous tackle on Yannick Nyanga Wallaby Rob Simmons was the second big citing of the week following a bizarre few minutes during France’s emphatic 33-6 victory over Australia in Paris. Simmons will join Adam Thomson in London for their respective disciplinary hearings tomorrow. The incident occured in the 65th minute of the Test as French loose forward Yannick Nyanga knocked on a high ball before Simmons, seemingly unaware, lifted and drove Nyanga to the turf.The second rower, who came off the bench shortly before for veteran Nathan Sharpe, has since been cited for commiting a dangerous ‘tip’ tackle under Law 10.4 (j), placing him in doubt for the Wallabies next match, against England, this coming weekend at Twickenham.In a strange twist of events, somehow referee Nigel Owens and neither one of his touch judges managed to identify Simmons, despite every other person in the stadium knowing exactly who it was, thanks to the huge television screen replays.Unlike in some domestic competitions currently, the TMO is not allowed to get involved in rulings for foul play. Referees are also not meant to use the big screen TV replays for guidance, whereas with the new trial laws that has even been encouraged.As a result, Simmons played on, and while rugby is a far cry from Cricket – where we see players walk if obviously guilty – the cut-throat environment of Test rugby has yet to see someone stick their hand up in a situation like this. It would have been a grand gesture and yes, it’s unfair to expect such a thing, but in a sport that prides itself on integrity and honour, it would have been refreshing. It might have also helped at the disciplinary hearing.Instead, we heard Owens having to apologise to the French team for not seeing who actually did it.– Watch the full game– View match highlightsDiscussion points:– Do you think Simmons should (or would) have been Red carded for this tackle?– How long would you suspend him for? – In an ideal world, do you think that the captain or player owning up would have actually been good to see, or is that idea simply an unfeasible, romanticised view of the sport? ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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AOL UK and Citizens Online offer awards for charities’ Internet projects

first_imgAs well as setting up specific projects like an Internet cafe, some of last year’s winners used their awards to improve their Web site. The Bladder Pain Syndrome Association for example updated its chat room facility on its Web site to host regular live chats. Lineham Farm Children’s Centre in Leeds used some of its award to enhance its Web site. Unusually, this funding can be used for both revenue and capital projects. The closing date for applications is 11 June 2004. Howard Lake | 25 March 2004 | News AOL UK and Citizens Online are offering 30 awards of £2,000 plus a year’s free subscription to AOL to charities needing funding for innovative Internet projects.The AOL Innovation in the Community Awards were launched in 2003 to encourage innovative use of the Internet amongst community groups and charities across the UK. Karen Thomson, Chief Executive of AOL UK, said: “The response to our 2003 awards proved that whilst UK community groups and charities are embracing the Internet, they often require financial support to get their projects off the ground. We have been able to support 30 innovative grassroots Internet projects over the past nine months, ranging from an Internet cafe for blind and visually impaired people to arts and computer workshops for children.“We are looking forward to receiving applications for this year’s awards and helping to bring the benefits of the Internet to more local communities and specific user groups across the UK.” Advertisement Tagged with: Awards Digital AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  28 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AOL UK and Citizens Online offer awards for charities’ Internet projectslast_img read more

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Fort Worth ISD Hiring Fair fosters community cooperation

Fort Worth braces for more severe weather Previous articleOrnette Coleman, saxophone innovator, remembered as jazz legendNext article”Framing Desire” exhibition showcases at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth The 109 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Twitter printThe 22nd Fort Worth ISD Hiring Fair brought together over 100 businesses, dozens of volunteers and many prospective employees from the recent graduating classes of Fort Worth schools.The fair was held from 12-4 p.m. on June 11 at the Will Rogers Memorial Center Exhibit Hall.From the time they arrived to the time they left, the recent graduates had the opportunity to explore to a number of resources, mainly prospective employers who set up tables at Will Rogers.Alma Charles is the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Director for Fort Worth ISD. She said that the over 100 businesses present represented a wide range of interests.“We try to ensure the students have the opportunity to interview in areas they have studied,” she said.She said that Fort Worth ISD offers 50 types of programs, ranging from aviation to welding. Students who participate in the programs begin in 9th grade and follow a “coherent sequence of courses,” Charles said.Students begin with principles classes then progress to actual field studies and internships. Charles added that for any industry that requires certification, Fort Worth ISD will pay for the test.Upon arriving at the hiring fair, students went to an orientation session. The session described what the process would be like, and leaders offered tips to help students make the most of the experience.Students get information in the orientation room about what to expect at the faiMany local businesses partnered with the hiring fair to provide additional services for students.Judy Shannon is the Director of Agency Relations with VolunteerNow, a non-profit that provides appropriate professional attire for the students. Ladies could choose from a selection of dresses and blouses and men could pick out formal shirts and ties. The students could keep the items upon leaving.The clothing made available to students by VolunteerNowToni Guy stylists also volunteered on-site to offer hair and make-up touch-ups free of charge for the students.The Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains sponsored an area specifically for resumes. Several volunteers sat at tables to help students create or revise their resumes. Each student could then print ten copies.Charles said volunteers also help with setting up professional and appropriate email accounts for the students.A new addition to the fair this year was a waiting area for parents, Charles said. Tarrant County College and the Education Opportunity Center were present to provide parents with information on attending and financing college.In the main networking room, around 100 businesses had representatives at tables waiting to speak with students.The main networking room, with over 100 businesses represented at tablesMarciela Arellano was there from the Hilton DFW Hotels. She said it was her first time at the event, but she came prepared.“I think it really helps to have displays,” she said. “The more goodies you have, the more applicants you attract.”Many tables had displays, from the Marine Corps to Taco Bell.Prospective employees could walk around and speak with representatives from the different companies to learn more about part-time and full-time positions.Students filling out their information for potential employersSome recent graduates in line to enter the main room said they were excited for the opportunity.“It is cool to have the companies all in one place,” said Dominic Taylor, a recent Fort Worth ISD graduate.Students and parents waiting to enter the hiring fair roomsAccording to a newsletter sent out by Fort Worth ISD, the fair has been recognized for two decades as one of the largest employer-attended job fairs in Fort Worth and Tarrant County.Partners for Hiring Fair 2015 included the Fort Worth Chamber, Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber, Fort Worth Metropolitan Black Chamber, Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains, Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth, VolunteerNow and Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County.To learn more about the hiring fair or become a partner, visit www.FortWorthISD.org and search “hiring fair.” ReddIt TCU athletes are “SPARK-ing” an interest in Fort Worth area students Facebook Stories from the polls: Election Day in The109! 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Gregory Campbell criticised after comments appearing to mock the Irish language

first_img Google+ GAA decision not sitting well with Donegal – Mick McGrath By News Highland – November 4, 2014 Previous articleCouncil to conduct broadband survey throughout countyNext articleGardai warning for businesses after Letirmacaward filling station burgled News Highland Pinterest Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published East Derry MLA Gregory Campbell has been criticised after comments appearing to mock the Irish language.The DUP MP came under fire for his comments during a debate on the Irish language and Ulster Scots.During a debate about the Irish and Ulster-Scots languages, Mr Campbell appeared to mock the Irish language when he attempted to speak it.Sinn Féin’s culture minister Carál Ní Chuilín, responded furiously to Mr Campbell’s effort, describing it as “pure ignorance”..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/camp830.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Homepage BannerNews Facebook Twitter Pinterestcenter_img Google+ WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApp NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Facebook Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme Gregory Campbell criticised after comments appearing to mock the Irish languagelast_img read more

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BCI Further Extends Time To Furnish Details Of All Advocates Registered With District Bar Associations Till Dec 31

first_imgNews UpdatesBCI Further Extends Time To Furnish Details Of All Advocates Registered With District Bar Associations Till Dec 31 LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK12 Nov 2020 9:30 AMShare This – xThe Bar Council of India has extended the deadline for submission of details of all practising Advocates who are members of their respective Bar Associations, for perusal of the e-Committee of the Supreme Court of India, until December 31, 2020. After receiving requests for extension from various quarters including various Bar Associations and State Bar Councils, the General…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Bar Council of India has extended the deadline for submission of details of all practising Advocates who are members of their respective Bar Associations, for perusal of the e-Committee of the Supreme Court of India, until December 31, 2020. After receiving requests for extension from various quarters including various Bar Associations and State Bar Councils, the General Council of the BCI resolved thus: “After consideration, the General Council of the Bar Council of India, has resolved to extend the last date for submission of the details of every practicing Advocate of the country sought as per the requirement of the e-Committee of the Supreme Court of India, till 31st December, 2020.” The Council has requested all Individual Advocates, who have not yet submitted their details, to send their details through respective Bar Associations or through respective Bar Councils under whom they are enrolled. “They have to submit their details to the respective Bar Associations of which they are members and for convenience and ease, the entire list shall be required to be sent by/through the Bar Associations to BCI in word/excel format,” the Council had earlier stated. Reiterating the same, it said, “Even earlier too, the communication by the Bar Council of India has been addressed to Bar Associations and to Bar Councils only and Individual Advocates were specifically requested not to send any email with his/her detail to BCI by email. Individual Advocates should submit their details through Bar Associations or through Bar Councils as it will not be feasible to gather such required details of Advocates if they are sent Individually, and sending it through Bar Associations and Bar Councils would be appropriate and feasible.” Further the Council has clarified that it is not mandatory to furnish the information on letterheads of concerned Advocates and furthermore, it is not mandatory to append signatures of the Advocate/s furnishing such information by email, if the same is not feasible. It is reiterated here again that this scheme/proposal is for the benefit of all the Advocates. The Supreme Court has devised a method of communication with the Bar in 22 different regional languages of the country; the e-Committee has also been training the Lawyers for e-filings, virtual hearings etc. other necessary information/reports shall also be made available to Advocates. The Council has asked the Bar Associations to be more active, as the details which have been sought, may not all be available with the State Bar Councils. Vide letter dated July 24, 2020 the BCI had requested all the District and Taluka Bar Associations across the country to supply the details of all practising Advocates who are members of their respective Bar Associations, for perusal of the e-Committee of the Supreme Court of India. BCI Asks District Bar Associations To Mandatorily Furnish Details Of Advocates Registered With Them This exercise has been made mandatory and such Advocates who fail to furnish the requisite information to their respective Bar Association, which in turn will forward the data to the BCI, shall be treated as “Non-Practicing Advocate by the Council”. All the concerned bodies were first given 15 days’ time to complete the exercise. This period was later extended till November 15 in view of several requests made to the Council. Click Here To Download Letter Read LetterSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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Údarás completed sale of 14 buildings or land in Donegal over past 10 years

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Previous articleNPHET meeting to consider easing Covid-19 restrictions for under 18sNext articleSligo memories as Coleman returns with Everton News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Údarás completed sale of 14 buildings or land in Donegal over past 10 years News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter Pinterest WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest Google+ By News Highland – May 22, 2020 WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme It’s emerged that Údarás na Gaeltachta has completed the sale of 14 buildings or parcels of land in the County Donegal Gaeltacht over the last 10 years.Gaeltacht Minister Josepha Madigan was responding to questions from Deputy Thomas Pringle about the sale of the old Comer Yarns building, and whether full market value has been realised.In a response to Deputy Pringle, Minister Madigan said Údarás na Gaeltachta has confirmed that the 12,000 square metre factory, vacant since 2004, is being sold to a longstanding locally owned and managed company which had a job creation package approved by the Udaras board last September.As a result of the expansion, she added up to 45 additional jobs were promised, with that figure now set to double.The details of the deal are not confirmed in the answer, but the minister says the sale is being progressed in accordance with the appropriate procedures. Two independent valuations were received in order to ascertain the current market value of the building at the time of the sale. The higher of these valuations was selected as the minimum sale price.She adds that Údarás na Gaeltachta has confirmed that 14 sales of buildings, enterprise units/sub-units, or parcels of land have been completed in the County Donegal Gaeltacht over the last 10 years. Facebook Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DL Debate – 24/05/21 last_img read more

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EU court ruling could hit on-call staffing in NHS

first_img Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. An EU ruling on working time could deepen the NHS staffing crisis bycracking down on the number of hours junior doctors are allowed to work. In a European test case, a German doctor successfully argued that any timehe was on call should be counted as his working hours, not just the time hespent treating patients. From August 2004, junior doctors will not be allowed to work more than 58hours a week and the EU ruling could mean this will include on-call hours. The Government had hoped to alleviate the problem by providing beds foron-call junior doctors and then count this as time off. The case will not immediately affect the UK because of the working timeopt-out, but rules on maximum hours for junior doctors will be phased in fromnext year. EU court ruling could hit on-call staffing in NHSOn 16 Sep 2003 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. last_img read more

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