Gordon Brown to deliver Romanes lecture

first_imgNumber 10 has confirmed that Prime Minister Gordon Brown will be giving the auspicious Romanes lecture in Oxford on Friday.The lecture is delivered annually by a figure of high public note and has been running since 1892.More detail soon.last_img

State Unemployment Agency Reports Data Breach

first_imgShe says the agency is making free identity protection services available to affected individuals “in an abundance of caution,” and advises them to immediately report any unauthorized activity on their financial accounts.“At this time, we have not received any reports of malicious activity,” Landrum reiterates.She did not specify how many people were affected by the breach.The U.S. Department of Labor reported on Thursday that an estimated 223,927 initial claims were submitted in Florida during the week that ended May 16. The state agency responsible for overseeing unemployment claims said Thursday that a recent data breach affected some applicants for reemployment assistance.A statement from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity explains that residents who were impacted by a “data security incident” have been notified.DEO spokeswoman Paige Landrum adds that the issue was addressed within an hour of staff becoming aware of the incident.As of May 19th, 2020, @FLDEO has paid 979,887 claimants a total of over $2.68 billion. Read our press release here: https://t.co/JrC3SmA19R pic.twitter.com/oLyjh0BBF0— Florida DEO (@FLDEO) May 20, 2020last_img read more

Inox Group to sponsor India at Tokyo Olympics

first_imgNEW DELHI: The Inox Group will be the official sponsor for the Indian contingent at the Tokyo Olympics, the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) said on Thursday. As part of its partnership agreement with the IOA, the multiplex giant will further support the Indian contingent’s promotions through its entertainment company, INOX Leisure Limited, at its multiplex properties around the country. Inox has earlier collaborated with various sporting events, teams and leagues in the field of Table Tennis, Football, Badminton, Running, Basketball and Cricket, and building awareness among masses through effective promotional initiatives. IANS Also Watch: Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma Condemns Attack in Zubeen Garglast_img

UKGC’s May stats reflect retail reality

first_img StumbleUpon Related Articles The UK’s retail landscape has continued to suffer over recent months with the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) reporting a 1.5 per cent decrease in the number of shops since March 2018.As part of the biannual statistics published by the regulator, the total number of betting shops has fallen to 8423, while licensed arcades and bingo premises have also dropped in numbers by 5.3 and 1.1 per cent respectively.These declines reflect the adjustments which have been undertaken by UK retail bookmakers in a bid to offset the impact of the recent FOBT judgement.FTSE250 William Hill was the first bookmaker to confirm betting shop closures, declaring during its full-year 2018 results that it had committed to shutting down 900 stores across the UK.Meanwhile, Ladbrokes has recently stated that it has identified approximately 1,000 betting shops which could shut their doors for good during 2019.Ben Haden, programme director for Industry Insight commented on the recent UKGC statistics: “Despite the marginal decline across the wider gambling industry, the online gambling sector continues to grow. Our role as regulator will continue to see us working to raise standards right across the industry.”Positive news for the industry sees the UKGC report Gross gambling yield (GGY) for the UK’s online gaming sector had jumped by 2.9 per cent over the year to £5.6bn in the 12 months to September 2018.Total GGY for the UK has amounted to £14.5bn during the twelve months, noting a 0.4 per cent decrease from April 2017 – March 2018.Haden added: “Following our comprehensive review of the online gambling sector in 2018, this year we have implemented new rules to strengthen age and ID verification checks and we’ve also been working with partners in financial institutions to develop the role they can play to protect vulnerable consumers.“Last month we published the new National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms which has a renewed focus on plans to widen research, take a preventative approach to gambling harms, assess treatment provision, embed a culture of evaluation, and encourage industry to collaborate to make gambling safer.’’Market share for the remote sector in the UK jumped to 39 per cent between October 2017 and September 2018, recording a 1.2 per cent increase from April 2017-March 2018.Meanwhile contributions to good causes from The National Lottery had also increased to £1.5bn, a 0.3 per cent growth from the previous period. SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 EPIC and Whysup ‘continue to make real change’ with partnership renewal August 19, 2020 Share ‘Pent-up demand’ for live sports drives gambling pick-up in June August 17, 2020 Share Submitlast_img read more

Always amongst the “runs”: Steve Smith punishes himself with 3km run after he fails…

first_imgImage Courtesy:Advertisement aj4zNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs5aiWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ebf7( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 42Would you ever consider trying this?😱aa42eCan your students do this? 🌚2sfx0Roller skating! Powered by Firework The No.1 ranked test batsman has made the habit of staying at the crease for long hours and in the process has notched up tons of runs since his return to international cricket. Steve Smith endured a rare failure against Pakistan in Brisbane and the batsman took it upon himself to serve a punishment by running a stretch of 3 kilometers.  Advertisement Image Courtesy: india TVSmith only had the chance to bat once against the visitors since the Aussies picked up a dominant innings victory to start their summer on fire. The former Aussie skipper was dismissed for only 4 at the Gabba by Yasir Shah.The batsman responded by deliberately missing the team bus at the end of the test and proceeded to run his way back to the team hotel from the ground. The distance which measures out to be 3 km, is part of Smith’s interesting self reward-punishment scheme which he has put in place. He said:Advertisement “I always punish myself when I get no runs, just like I reward myself when I score runs with a chocolate bar at the end of the night if I get a hundred,” he said. “So yeah, if I get no runs I always like to have a run or go to the gym or do something just to give myself a bit of a punishment,” One thing is evident, it is tough to keep Smith away from “runs” whether it be ones on the cricket field or off the field.Advertisement Read Also:Watch: Usman Khawaja produces an overenthusiastic coin toss in Marsh Cup finalIndian cricket honours 26/11 martyrs and victims in classy show on Twitter Advertisementlast_img read more