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Crown Resorts Perth closes as Western Australia enters three-day lockdown

first_imgIn February state authorities launched an investigation into Crown Melbourne’s suitability to hold a casino licence following the Bergin inquiry and subsequent report into its New South Wales licence. A similar review then commenced for its suitability to hold a licence for the Perth location. Casino & games The report, which was launched to assess Crown’s suitability for a new casino at Barangaroo in Sydney, found evidence to suggest money laundering and associations with organised crime activity. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: Crown Resorts Crown Melbourne Hotel and ancillary services, such as takeaway dining, will continue in a limited capacity. Crown specified that no gaming activity, theatre or in-house food service will take place. Email Address Crown Resorts Perth closes as Western Australia enters three-day lockdown AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Restrictions will come into effect on Tuesday, 27 April and last until Saturday, 1 May. 26th April 2021 | By Marese O’Hagan Crown Resorts’ Perth, Western Australia location will close for three days in line with the Western Australian government’s novel coronavirus (Covid-19) lockdown announcement on April 23. In March Crown increased activity at its Melbourne location after the Victoria state government eased its Coronavirus restrictions. According to reports, the lockdown was announced after a man in the state contracted Coronavirus in hotel quarantine and entered the community while still infectious. Although restrictions on restaurants, pubs and cafés have been lifted, gyms, nightclubs and casinos must remain closed. Regions: Oceania Australia Also in March, private equity group Blackstone put in a bid to acquire Crown for AUS$8.02bn (£4.47bn/€5.21bn). Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Social responsibility Land-based casino Compliance Legal Licensing Regulationlast_img read more

I’d buy these 2 FTSE 100 dividend shares and retire on a passive income

first_imgI’d buy these 2 FTSE 100 dividend shares and retire on a passive income I wouldn’t buy and hold every FTSE 100 dividend share until retirement and beyond. But I do like big-cap dividend-paying companies with defensive underlying operations. I think both these selections have the potential to provide my portfolio with capital growth via a rising share price and income growth via shareholder dividends.A strong record of dividend growth Unilever (LSE: ULVR) completed the unification of its company legal structure in November. And, for the first time, now trades with one market capitalisation, one class of shares and one global pool of liquidity. Thank goodness! Simplicity is always best if it can be achieved. And the company is maintaining its listings on the Amsterdam, London and New York stock exchanges. So, there should be no problem for investors wanting to buy and sell the company’s shares.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…And buying shares in Unilever strikes me as a good idea right now because the share price has eased back a bit recently. However, the fast-moving consumer goods giant is still an attractive candidate for a long-term investment for me.I like the defensive nature of the sector. Unilever makes products that many people deem to be essential and they tend to show loyalty to the firm’s powerful brands such as Domestos, Ben & Jerry’s and PG Tips. And that leads to stable cash flow, which is ideal for keeping the shareholder dividends rolling out.The company’s five-year record shows steady annual growth in the dividend. And I reckon that growth looks set to continue after a slight wobble this year because of the pandemic. Meanwhile, with the share price at 4,325p, the forward-looking dividend yield for 2021 is around 3.6%. I’d buy some of the shares now to lock that rising income stream into my portfolio. And I’d hold for at least the next five years, and probably much longer than that.Accelerating investment for growth In November, Smurfit Kappa (LSE: SKG) raised a gross €660m in a share placing. That represented just over 8% of the company’s issued share capital immediately before the placing. And the money raised will help the paper-based packaging supplier “capitalise on structural growth opportunities.”I think the business has some defensive qualities because it serves the fast-moving-consumer-goods sector. And Smurfit Kappa is also an important cog in the trend towards e-commerce and all the parcel deliveries that flow from that trend.The company reckons it will use the net proceeds of the placing and cash coming into the business from trading to accelerate investment over the next three years. As such, I think this is an interesting time to buy shares in the company.Indeed, the directors reckon the ongoing development of e‑commerce and rising demand for sustainable, paper-based packaging present opportunities for Smurfit Kappa. So, accelerated investment now will help the company increase its competitive advantage and enhance its operational efficiency.Meanwhile, with the share price near 3,412p, the forward-looking dividend yield is near 3% for 2021. I’d buy and hold some of the shares to collect the dividend stream while waiting for growth to materialise over the long haul. 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Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Sharescenter_img Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Unilever. 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. See all posts by Kevin Godboldlast_img read more

Price Gouging Hotline now active

first_img Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your comment! Attorney General Pam Bondi today activated Florida’s price gouging hotline as Hurricane Matthew moves through the Caribbean. The opening of the hotline comes as Governor Rick Scott declares a state of emergency in all Florida counties in preparation for the potential impact of the category four hurricane.“Hurricane Matthew has already caused deaths in the Caribbean, and while the storm may not make landfall in Florida, scammers may still use the threat of impact to prey on consumers. Anyone who suspects price gouging during this declared state of emergency should contact my office immediately,” said Attorney General Bondi. “If you do business in our state, do not take advantage of our citizens.”Use this link to view the Attorney General’s Hurricane Preparedness Guide online.The following tips from the guide can help Floridians better prepare:Have a plan in place, whether staying at home or evacuating, and tell a family member or close friend about the plan;Ensure a shutter or impact protective system to protect windows from hurricane-force winds and debris meets the standards set by the Florida Building Commission or the local building authority;Know that Florida law allows pharmacists to refill prescription medications early, if in a declared state of emergency or under a hurricane warning issued by the National Weather Service;Designate a meeting place should the household get separated;Be familiar with evacuation routes;Place important documents, such as Social Security cards, insurance cards and passports, in a waterproof container; andRetain enough drinking water for one gallon daily per person in the household for three to seven days.As the entire state of Florida is under a declared state of emergency, Florida’s price gouging law applies statewide. State law prohibits extreme increases in the price of essential commodities, such as food, ice, gas, hotels, lumber and water during this declared state of emergency. Anyone who suspects price gouging should report it to the Attorney General’s Office by calling 1-866-9-NO-SCAM.Florida law states that during a state of emergency, it is unlawful to sell, lease, offer to sell, or offer for lease essential commodities, dwelling units, or self-storage facilities for an amount that grossly exceeds the average price for that commodity during the 30 days before the declaration of the state of emergency, unless the seller can justifying the price by showing increases in its prices or market trends.Use this link to learn more about price gouging. The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate TAGSPrice GougingState of Emergency Previous articleApopka Weekly Arrest ReportNext articleHazardous Waste Collection scheduled in Apopka Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Journalist jailed for having informed Al-Jazira of the repression of Ismaelis in the kingdom

first_img News February 5, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist jailed for having informed Al-Jazira of the repression of Ismaelis in the kingdom RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance Saudi ArabiaMiddle East – North Africa In a letter to the Saudi Consultative Council (Majlis Al-Shoura), Reporters Without Borders has asked for the immediate release of the journalist Saleh Al-Harith, aged 34, arrested in April 2000 in Nijran and today detained in the east of the country in the prison in Dammam.’This journalist has been unfairly jailed for nearly three years’, wrote Robert Ménard, secretary-general of the organisation. ‘His only fault is that he informed a foreign media outlet of certain exactions committed by the Saudi authorities. For the first time an international organisation defending human rights, Human Rights Watch, has been authorised to carry out an investigation in the country. It’s time for the Saudi authorities to show their sincere commitment to human rights.’Confrontations in April 2000 between members of the Ismaeli minority and the police had left one dead and several injured policemen. The journalist Saleh Al-Harith, working for the Saudi newspaper Al-Yaum, had contacted the TV channel Al-Jazira by phone on 23 April 2000 to report the police attack on the Al-Mansoorah mosque in Nijran. Of Ismaeli faith, he is believed to have been arrested at the end of April 2000 and condemned to seven years imprisonment.Ismaelis, a Chiite minority persecuted by the Wahhabite authorities of the kingdom, form a large community in the city of Nijran. There are no official statistics on their number in Saudi Arabia. According to diplomats, there are several tens of thousands, most of whom live in the mountainous regions of the south-west. Saudi media silent on RSF complaint against MBS NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say News April 28, 2021 Find out more June 8, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News Reporters Without Borders asked in a letter to the Saudi Consultative Council (Majlis Al-Shoura) for the immediate release of the ismaeli journalist Saleh Al-Harith jailed since April 2000. Organisation News Follow the news on Saudi Arabia to go further RSF_en Saudi ArabiaMiddle East – North Africa Receive email alerts March 9, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Two journalists among 2,831 prisoners pardoned by junta

first_img May 12, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Myanmar Organisation May 31, 2021 Find out more News Help by sharing this information RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum MyanmarAsia – Pacific to go further News Reporters Without Borders and the Burma Media Association welcomed the release yesterday of journalists Thaung Tun and Than Win Hlaing before they completed their sentences. They were among a total of 2,831 detainees pardoned by the military junta. No more than about 30 political prisoners were included in the amnesty. Five journalists, including U Win Tin, are still being held in Burma.“The release of prisoners of conscience is always good news, even if the junta kept the ailing Thaung Tun and Than Win Hlaing in prison for nearly seven years just for writing articles and books it did not like,” the two organisations said. “We reiterate our appeal to the military government to free all imprisoned journalists immediately.”Aged 48, Than Win Hlaing rejoined his family today following his release from Tharrawady prison, north of Rangoon. While he was held, prison officials repeatedly refused him treatment for his diabetes and kidney problems, and his wife, Moe Moe Kyi, feared for his life in early 2006.A former journalist with the Mya Yeik Nyo Journal, Than Win Hlaing was arrested in June 2000 and sentenced to seven years in prison for referring in writing to opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and her father, Gen. Aung San.Thaung Tun, who is better known the pseudonym of Nyein Thit, has also reportedly returned to his family home in the central city of Mandalay following his released from prison in Moulmein, the capital of the state of Mon.Nyein Thit worked for the magazine Padaut Pwint Thit, the Rangoon city magazine and produced video reports for a privately-owned production company. Interrogated and tortured for more than three weeks following his arrest in October 1999, he was sentenced in December 1999 to eight years in prison under article 5 (j) of the emergency act on the protection of the state for compiling data about human rights violations in Burma and sending it abroad. RSF_en Receive email alerts Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar MyanmarAsia – Pacific US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torture News News January 4, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two journalists among 2,831 prisoners pardoned by junta May 26, 2021 Find out more Journalists Thaung Tun (photo) and Than Win Hlaing were freed on 3 January before completing their sentences, as party of an amnesty for nearly 3,000 detainees. They had both spent more than six years in prison. Five journalists, including U Win Tin, are still being held in Burma. last_img read more

[COVID-19] ‘NGT Seized Of The Matter’: SC Disposes Plea Seeking Guidelines For Proper Disposal Of Used Masks [Read Order]

Top Stories[COVID-19] ‘NGT Seized Of The Matter’: SC Disposes Plea Seeking Guidelines For Proper Disposal Of Used Masks [Read Order] Radhika Roy30 April 2020 12:53 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court did not intervene in a matter seeking for directions to issue guidelines for proper handling and disposal of used face masks which are being discharged as household wasted on the basis that the NGT had already been seized of the matter.Filed by law student Ankit Gupta, the plea states that Petitioner has been compelled to file the petition in “absence of awareness…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 Supreme Court did not intervene in a matter seeking for directions to issue guidelines for proper handling and disposal of used face masks which are being discharged as household wasted on the basis that the NGT had already been seized of the matter.Filed by law student Ankit Gupta, the plea states that Petitioner has been compelled to file the petition in “absence of awareness regarding disposal of face masks by public and any guideline/advisory by the Health Ministry for handling of such bio-hazardous waste”.A Bench comprising of Justices NV Ramana, Sanjay Kishan Kaul and BR Gavai heard the matter.Solicitor-General Tushar Mehta informed the Bench that there were detailed directions which had been issued by the Health, Environment and Home Ministries regarding the methods to be employed for disposal of masks.Justice SK Kaul inquired from the Petitioner that if the National Green Tribunal (NGT) was seized of the matter, then why was there a need to press for directions from the Supreme Court.”We cannot have multiple hearings in different tribunals. We will leave it to the NGT to consider on how the matter should be publicized. You cannot bring everything to the Supreme Court”. On the basis of the same, the petition was disposed of. Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Next Story read more

Pope Francis considering letting married men enter priesthood

first_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA By News Highland – November 3, 2017 Facebook Homepage BannerNews Previous articleMan killed in quad bike incident in Plumbridge namedNext articleResidents in Finn Valley on high alert over suspicious vehicles News Highland center_img Pope Francis considering letting married men enter priesthood Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Pope Francis is considering letting married men enter the priesthood.A shortage of clerics in Brazil means that pagans are taking over from Catholics and he wants to get people back to the church.Bishops in South America will be asked to vote on the issue before a final decision is made.Father Tony Flannery says it’s not a new idea:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

‘Disappointment’ over setback in vaccine rollout at local practice

first_img Previous articleLEADER funding boost set to benefit Donegal communitiesNext articleCalls for Blue Flag to be restored to Lisfannon beach News Highland Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Twitter ‘Disappointment’ over setback in vaccine rollout at local practice Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Pinterest By News Highland – March 15, 2021 Google+center_img AudioHomepage BannerNews Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp WhatsApp A local GP has expressed frustration and disappointment over a delay in vaccine supply to his practice. Ark Medical Centre was given less than 24 hours’ notice that the practice wasn’t getting as many of the Pfizer vaccine as they were hoping for.Doctors and staff had expected to be giving 75-80 year olds their first dose today but now this is not going ahead.Speaking on today’s Nine Til Noon Show, Dr. Finnian Bannon says while he recognises that the issue is affecting many countries, communication could have been better:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Facebook Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

New hate crime charges filed against Pittsburgh synagogue shooting suspect

first_imgKuzma/iStock(PITTSBURGH) — A federal grand jury added new hate crime charges on Tuesday in a new superseding indictment against Robert Bowers, who allegedly killed 11 Jewish worshipers in an anti-Semitic attack in Pittsburgh last October.Bowers, 46, originally faced 44 federal charges over the Oct. 27, 2018, attack at the Tree of Life synagogue.The new indictment adds an additional 19 charges: 11 counts of hate crimes leading to death, two counts of hate crimes leading to injury and six corresponding firearms charges, according to the Department of Justice.Bowers allegedly entered the synagogue armed with multiple firearms, including three Glock .357 handguns and a Colt AR-15 rifle, and expressed a desire to “kill Jews” before opening fire, the DOJ said in a statement.In addition to the 11 deceased victims, Bowers also allegedly injured multiple others, including four responding officers, police said.Bowers now faces 63 federal charges, 22 of which are punishable by death, according to the superseding indictment.The indictment also revealed new details about the suspect’s mental state and his alleged connections to, a website where he allegedly made racist statements and criticized the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, according to the DOJ.“A statement on his profile expressed the belief that ‘jews are the children of satan,’ and other posts referred to Jewish people using anti-Semitic slurs,” the DOJ statement said.Before entering the Tree of Life Synagogue, Bowers allegedly posted a message on the gab website, saying: “HIAS likes to bring invaders in that kill our people. I can’t sit by and watch my people get slaughtered. Screw your optics, I’m going in.”Bowers pleaded not guilty to the initial 44 count indictment in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania last year.He faces a maximum penalty of life without parole, followed by a consecutive sentence of 250 years, according to the indictment. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

National Grid start delivering gas through River Humber pipeline

first_imgThe new pipeline is part of the national transmission system connecting an import terminal at Easington to the wider gas network National Grid’s new gas pipeline is now operational. (Credit: National Grid.) The UK’s National Grid has announced that the River Humber gas pipeline project, a new gas pipeline 30m under the surface of the river, which was completed earlier this year, has now been operational.The new pipeline is part of the national transmission system connecting an import terminal at Easington, on the East Yorkshire coast, to the wider gas network and delivers gas supplies to millions of customer across the country.Following the commissioning, the pipeline now has the capacity to transport between 70 to 100 million m³, nearly a quarter of Britain’s gas requirements.The pipeline replaces trench-laid gas pipe which had been exposed to volatile tides in one of the busiest estuaries for marine traffic in the world.River Humber pipeline could be used for transporting hydrogen in futureThe new pipeline is expected to have huge potential in the future, as National Grid is looking for ways to explore how cleaner alternatives such as hydrogen and biogas can be transporting on the gas network, helping the country achieve its net zero carbon target by 2050.National Grid had worked with North Lincolnshire Council and East Riding of Yorkshire Council to develop plans to build a new tunnel under the river, after recognising the need for a longer-term solution. The necessary consents for the works were secured in August 2016.In the same year, the utility company started a £150m joint venture project with partners including Skanska, A.Hak and Porr.The work took 18 months of time during which time, a 3.65m diameter tunnel beneath the river bed was drilled for the new pipeline to be installed, 30m below the riverbed.National Grid gas construction head Emma Ford said: “Complex engineering projects such as these require a huge amount of skill and dedication from all those involved. To have delivered this ahead of the cold winter months despite Covid-19 restrictions is a fantastic achievement.”last_img read more