first_img whatsapp Read This NextWATCH: Shohei Ohtani continues home run tear, Los Angeles Angels winSportsnautYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofBaked Sesame Salmon: Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof KCS-content Thursday 31 March 2011 7:27 pm Show Comments ▼ whatsapp CITY VIEWS: WILL BRITS EVER GIVE UP THEIR TWO WEEKS IN THE SUN? Share Save or Borrow peer to peer at RateSetter.comNICHOLAS KOCIUBA | TOKIO MARINE“Brits might shorten their holiday from two weeks to only a week, but they won’t give it up completely. Brits enjoy travelling and flights are still fairly affordable.”JAMES JOHNSTONE | KIM ENG SECURITIES“It’s unlikely people will give up their holiday because they’re so used to going abroad. They could explore locations within the UK though because it’s cheaper.”CRAIG FOTHERGILL | RSA“The UK is such an uninspiring travel destination that people will certainly continue travelling. With flights so inexpensive, there isn’t any excuse not to go abroad.” Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Codere boardroom war reignited by H1 results

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: Online Gambling Regions: Europe Southern Europe Spain 10th September 2018 | By contenteditor Codere boardroom war reignited by H1 results Three Codere directors, including the company’s founders, refused to sign off its latest financial results in another flare up of its boardroom war.Almost half of the Spanish firm’s board would not put their name to the gaming group’s results for the first half of 2018, which showed growth in Europe but an overall 7% drop in turnover due to the adverse effect of exchange rates, most notably Argentina’s Peso.Operating income was at €759.3m (£681m/$880m) as a result of the collapse of revenue in Argentina, which was down 22.5% to €232.6m. Codere pointed out that at a constant exchange rate, revenues would have grown by more than 11%.The Bolsa Madrid operator recorded group-wide consolidated losses of €34m across all its operating divisions. Corporate debt balance is at approximately €840m, down slightly on 2017.Codere’s European segment registered an increase in turnover of almost 10% to €273m, which it said was mainly due to its growth in online and face-to-face sports betting in Spain.President Raúl Sorensen, appointed to replace founder José Antonio Martínez Sampedro in a boardroom coup earlier this year, was among those to sign off the accounts. Martínez Sampedro, his brother Luis Javier and Pío Cabanillas would not put their names to it.The Martínez Sampedros founded the company and were the controlling shareholders until financial restructuring in 2014.They kept their positions until January 2018, when the main shareholder funds appointed Vicente di Loreto as the new CEO and Sorensen as non-executive chairman. The Martínez Sampedros became proprietary board members.Since then they have waged a battle to regain control of the company, including an unsuccessful court challenge to their removal.Codere was recently linked with a takeover by private equity group Blackstone.Image: Luis García (Zaqarbal) Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Strategy Topics: Strategy Company founders refuse to sign off Spanish firm’s financial update Email Addresslast_img read more

James Noyes on the need for regulatory reform

first_img Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Sports betting Bingo Slots Bingo James Noyes on the need for regulatory reform Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter James Noyes’ proposals for reforming key aspects of Great Britain’s gambling industry have received major coverage. They show how sensitive the issues are for all stakeholders and why the industry must engage in a constructive manner. By Jake PollardJames Noyes’ proposals for reforming key aspects of the UK gambling industry are that rare thing when it comes to discussing those topics, in that they are moderate and well-reasoned. With the Gambling Act review set to take place during the course of this parliament, they are also timely.Noyes is Senior Fellow at the Social Market Foundation thinktank and a former advisor to the former Member of Parliament and deputy leader of the Labour Party Tom Watson. His proposals focus on five key areas of reform: gambling licences, content, affordability, tax and regulatory framework.Of those, the topic that has attracted most coverage has been gambling affordability. The report calls for a soft cap of £100 per month on deposits, at which point affordability checks would be carried out by independent third-party providers that would assess whether players could safely afford to go over that level of spending.The Betting and Gaming Council came out strongly against the proposal (but supported the calls for overall reform of the Gambling Act). The BGC said it was “an arbitrary and random low cap on spending and can think of no other area of the economy where the government determines how much an individual can spend”.Media coverage also centred on the measure, saying the report called for “gamblers to prove they can afford losses”. In fact, Noyes tells iGB, the call is “for a soft cap, not a hard cap, on spending.“Others have talked about fixed limits, but it’s about having a soft threshold and then affordability checks if certain criteria are met”.If Noyes wasn’t exactly disappointed with how the proposal was portrayed, he does lament the fact that the headlines were all about “thinktank recommends capping play”.Instead he says, the detail is that when players get close to losing £100, “that is the point when checks come in and source of income, affordability, whether patterns of harm or unsafe play are present, can all be assessed”.Complex and technical The topic points to the febrile atmosphere currently surrounding the GB gambling sector, with the issue of regulation often quickly falling into binary arguments about individual freedom vs. the nanny state.It could be that Noyes’ report is summed up in such simplified terms because it doesn’t lend itself to snappy headlines and easy to digest copy. It grapples with issues that are highly technical, complex, and nuanced.“Some journalists are very knowledgeable and fair, they know their brief and are sometimes dismissed by the industry as just being against the sector,” he says. “But as mentioned, they’re writing for people who have no idea about offshore tax, speed of play or the difference between net gaming revenues and gross profits. Issues can get reduced to binary angles when the challenge is technically complex and politically sensitive.”Clearly the industry doesn’t want prohibitive legislation and must find a way to capture the nuances and respond to the concerns of the man on the street.“It’s such a challenging task and the reason we haven’t moved forward is to do with the fact that the issue is politicised,” Noyes says. “That’s because it is easier to politicise or kick into the long grass a topic that is uncomfortable than it is to answer questions about affordability, white labels, addiction levels or risks of money laundering.”Such comments might come across as damning of the gambling sector, but it can be argued they are accurate. For too long it has deflected and not addressed the issues. This all came to a head during the fixed odds betting terminals fiasco, that dragged on for almost a decade.The infighting and tensions between the casinos, bookmakers and the amusement centres did not help. But that is not an excuse for not discussing the topics openly, especially when the industry is being torn to pieces in the mainstream press. In addition, no amount of denial or press releases can substitute for core competency and taking action.Noyes points out that his objective has always been to take the sting out of the debate and offer clear-headed, moderate and evidence-based policy goals. And it must be said that the BCG recognised this in its overall response to the report. However, the issue of affordability is unlikely to go away and the industry will have to address it.All-Party Politics On the political side, the All Party Political Group on Gambling Related Harm led by the Labour MP Carolyn Harris has endorsed Noyes’s report. He says the industry should look at the number of MPs who support the group and its objectives as a sign of where the debate is headed.It should also be pointed out that the Social Market Foundation’s financial supporters include Derek Webb, the founder of the Campaign for Fairer Gambling which had such a major impact on reducing stake levels on FOBTs. Webb is also an associate member of the APPG-GRH. The SMF acknowledged this in the report and said: “Neither he (Webb) nor the APPG have had any role in the research or writing of this report. The SMF retains full editorial independence over all its work.”Noyes says: “In the first instance the APPG supports the report because the aim from both is to support player protection and harm reduction. It’s also important to note that the APPG is not just three anti-gambling MPs (Ronnie Cowan of the SNP and Iain Duncan Smith of the Conservatives being the others), as has been claimed by some executives.“The group has over 50 MPs from all parties, including influential ones like Tom Tugendhadt, Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee and Richard Holden, who is a new Tory MP from the so-called red wall of ex-Labour seats,” Noyes points out. “They are vocal members of the APPG. Focusing on Carolyn Harris and painting her as an extreme voice would be a mistake.”The other obvious point to make is that the backbiting worsens a difficult climate further and is not productive.Rather, “the industry should see the current situation as a challenge and show critics why they are wrong”, says Noyes. “It should demonstrate why the critics are wrong, how the industry is truly addressing the issues and how it’s building consensus across sectors and with pressure groups and politicians.”Noyes adds that the reason an MP such as Harris has involved herself in the debate is because families were coming to her with stories of relatives suffering emotional and financial breakdown, huge debt and, in some cases, suicide. “Carolyn Harris is an MP who fights for victims of domestic abuse, disadvantaged children, and is not from a privileged background: she is exactly the kind of MP people want to see, an ordinary woman fighting to make people’s lives better. She got involved because she has seen people be badly affected by certain types of gambling.”The BGC noted in its response to Noyes’s report that UK levels of problem gambling in the UK have remained at 0.7% for nearly two decades. The statistic puts the issue in some context, but amid the noise from campaigners and the impact of radio and TV programmes featuring families that have suffered from gambling harm, the point is that that figure doesn’t register. And if one was being particularly critical, the constant harking back to the low levels of problem gambling has a whiff of the FOBT debate about it.Political momentum “Operators should show Carolyn Harris and MPs on the APPG that they are reforming and adopting new policies for protecting players,” Noyes says. “Some executives understand that, but others don’t and also seem unaware that there is political momentum for reform across political parties.”That last point is beyond doubt and politicians including House of Commons Leader Jacob Rees-Mogg and Health Secretary Matt Hancock have also committed to reforming the Gambling Act. Noyes says he is confident nuances of what is achievable will be reflected in the discussions between politicians and operators. But because of the history of the FOBT debate, MPs’ urge for reform has only strengthened.“Where there might have been a willingness to balance the needs of horse racing towns, high streets or to keep a close eye on tax revenues, most of them are now committed to change. If the industry responds in a way that is viewed as not being constructive, there is a danger voices will become more strident, the search for consensus will be lost and those calling for moderation will be ignored.“We’re reaching a tipping point, do we listen to the details on how to implement the technology and new measures or do we resort to complaints about overbearing governments and individual freedom or excessive VIP schemes and not protection players?”The other key aspect of the discussion is that there is no major political figure to drive it forward. Tom Watson was a high profile and longstanding politician who had got to grips with how the industry worked. Although Harris and Duncan-Smith are well established, neither hold a government position that would give them the clout to drive the review forward.“If there is no leader there is the risk of polarisation and binary debates that don’t address the underlying problems. We can talk of wanting a broad church, but if there is no senior politician saying: ‘I’m going to own this and make sure it’s done sensibly’, there is a risk of a lack of consensus and no bridge building,” says Noyes.Window of opportunity The pandemic and economic shock that will result from it, to which can be added a potential no deal Brexit, will dominate the agenda. The gambling sector will need to garner the attention of politicians at a time when they will have minimal headspace for the intricacies of how bookmakers generate margins, affordability checks, fighting money laundering – or whether it wouldn’t just be simpler to ban VIP schemes.“This is why on the political side the Gambling Act review should be a true cross-departmental effort, so that there is a real understanding of the issues at play and how they interact with one another,” Noyes says. “For operators, there is a window of opportunity to be heard and explain how complicated, technical reforms can be implemented, while also addressing highly emotive societal subjects.“The industry had Tom Watson as a moderate interlocutor previously, but currently they don’t have a senior politician who can establish common ground across business and politics. Which is why they must not waste this opportunity to show government they can reform and change.”The call for a change of tone from the industry is not new and many senior executives agree with it, even if they won’t go on the record. The problem with not speaking out however is that it leads to a situation where there is no industry leadership to work with politicians.“The review is going ahead and legislation will happen. All of us have a duty to ensure it is successful,” says Noyes.“It’s a chance for the industry to be proactive and steer the debate, rather than being spoken about. The alternative is a total advertising ban, stake and time limits on certain products and content. I remain an optimist for moderate change, but the industry must take this opportunity.” James Noyes’ proposals for reforming key aspects of Great Britain’s gambling industry have received major coverage. They show how sensitive the issues are for all stakeholders and why the industry must engage in a constructive manner. Tags: Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops Slot Machines 12th August 2020 | By contenteditor Regions: UK & Ireland AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Addresslast_img read more

Cricket: Bangladesh Cricket Board to wait for government instructions on the…

first_img Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Cricket By Kunal Dhyani – June 16, 2020 Latest Sports News Bangladesh national cricket team was scheduled to tour Sri Lanka in June-July, but the fate of the series has been in jeopardy since the onset of the lethal coronavirus pandemic.The Cricketers’ Welfare Association of Bangladesh (CWAB) said they will follow the instruction of the Bangladesh government regarding this series. They sent a press release stating the decisions taken in the meeting. 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OnlineUndoMicrosoftBring your desktop to life with Bing WallpaperMicrosoftUndo“The CWAB hosted a meeting on Sunday night including top national and First-class players. We have discussed the future of Bangladesh’s Sri Lanka series and Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League. Regarding the Sri Lanka series, it was decided that Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) will await the instructions of the Bangladesh government,” the release stated.CWAB also said the Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League will see further delay due to the coronavirus situation of the country. The final decision will be taken observing the situation carefully.Earlier, Bangladesh missed out on parts of the series against Pakistan that included an ODI and a Test. They also saw their tour of England and Ireland postponed, and a similar fate befell a home series against Australia, that itself had been rescheduled after an earlier postponement.“CWAB took the decision discussing the cricketers and other officials of the organization. We now need to wait and see what comes along the way. We are eagerly waiting to get back to cricket. But the pandemic situation is not in our hand,” Mominul Haque, Bangladesh’s Test captain told UNB on Monday.“All the cricketers were in the field. But suddenly everything is stuck due to the deadly virus. We have nothing to do with this. The whole situation is completely out of human control. It’s a great loss that we cannot play cricket for a long time. But at the same time, we have to accept the reality of what we have been going through since March this year,” Bangladesh Test captain added.Mominul, however, found a blessing in disguise in the pandemic as he might get Shakib Al Hasan back in the team when the game of cricket will be resumed widely in the post-pandemic world.“Despite all the worse, I think it will be a positive thing to get Shakib bhai back in the national team. He is one of our best performers in all forms of cricket. All the series which are postponed were important. We had to play these series without the service of Shakib bhai as he is out of action now. So I believe it will be great for us to have him back in the national team for all the important competitions,” Mominul further told.Along with Mominul, former captain Mushfiqur Rahim, T20I captain Mahmudullah Riyad, Imrul Kayes, Shahriar Nafees were among the attendees of CWAB meeting. Besides current cricketers, former national captain and CWAB president Naimur Rahman Durjoy, Khaled Mahmud were also present. 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Use your Stocks and Shares ISA today! I’d buy crashing FTSE 100 shares to retire early

first_img The clock is ticking, the deadline to use this year’s Stocks and Shares ISA allowance expires at midnight tonight. This is your last chance. Don’t waste it.Today’s stock market crash could prove a wonderful opportunity to pick up crashing FTSE 100 shares at reduced prices, allowing you to retire early. You only have a few hours to do it using this year’s £20k ISA allowance, so don’t mess around. If you have cash to spare, and can invest for the long term, today could prove a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.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…The coronavirus crisis has sent the FTSE 100 and other global indices crashing down. Share prices have crashed by around a quarter.It’s Stocks and Shares ISA timeIf you would like to retire early, this stock market crash could be an opportunity to turbo-charge your plans, by loading up a Stocks and Shares ISA with cut-price stocks.Some crashing FTSE 100 shares have been hit really hard, notably travel, hotels and energy firms. Others have stayed relatively steady, including supermarkets, pharmaceutical companies, utilities and tobacco giants.This means investors have a choice. Brave bargain hunters will snap up stocks that have crashed most, but have massive recovery potential. More cautious investors may seek out companies that have held relatively firm in the stock market crash, proving their resilience.Alternatively, you could play it simple, and buy a low-cost index-tracking fund that follows the fortunes of the entire FTSE 100.Buy crashing FTSE 100 shares to retire earlyWhichever option you prefer, remember this. A stock market crash is scary. 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Second annual Family Portrait Day this weekend

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom TAGSCommissioner Kyle BeckerFamily Portrait Day Previous articleFEMA deadline for hurricane assistance ends this weekNext articleWant to sleep at Cinderella’s Castle? Here’s how… Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR  From Apopka City Commissioner Kyle Becker It’s my favorite time of year again, cooler air (hopefully), pumpkin flavored coffee, Thanksgiving feasts, and Christmas festivities.  The best part for me though is sharing it with my family, as the food and presents will come and go but the memories formed with our families will last forever.  It’s capturing those family moments that inspired the idea for the Family Portrait Day, which will take place for the second year this coming Saturday, November 25th from 9 AM to 12 PM at the First United Methodist Church of Apopka.  This fun event provides a free portrait session with the talented Kabiki Photography and a free framed print for participating families. Last year was the inaugural event as we partnered with Loaves and Fishes of Apopka to capture portraits for almost 20 of their families under the gorgeous oaks at First Presbyterian Church of Apopka.  It was a great event and the 20 families were so happy to have a family picture to hang on their wall and look back on for many years to come. For this year’s event, I am partnering with my church First United Methodist Church of Apopka and several new organizations to serve more families in need.  I am proud to partner with the Debbie Turner Cancer Care Center to have portraits done for the family’s her organization serves, and thankful for Rod Love’s efforts in getting the word out to Community Based Care of Central Florida and their families.  I’m also grateful for The Apopka Voice, the “Let’s Talk About It” show on 1680AM WOKB, the “Your Hometown with Debbie O’Brien” show on 1520AM WBZW, and The Apopka Chief for getting the word out about Family Portrait Day. It’s not too late to sign up for interested families, all you need to do is send an e-mail to [email protected] to secure a spot, and free family memories will be yours for years to come. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Irrigation Workshops to Prepare Farmers for Growing Season

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Irrigation Workshops to Prepare Farmers for Growing Season Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Feb 9, 2012 Purdue Extension is offering workshops in northern Indiana Feb. 14-15 to provide advice and updates on irrigation practices for the spring growing season.The “Irrigation Management and the Great Lakes Compact Update” will include topics such as irrigation energy and equipment costs, safe handling practices, and ways to increase soil fertility through irrigation. The workshop will be held Feb. 14 in Wanatah and on Feb. 15 in Goshen and Warsaw.Participants at all three locations will receive news on the October 2011 updates to the Great Lakes Compact, the agreement governing how the eight Great Lakes states use and protect the lake waters. The session will focus on how the updates affect reporting of significant water withdrawal.The morning sessions at the Wanatah workshop feature Jim Camberato, Purdue Extension soil fertility specialist, who will discuss the challenges of farming northern Indiana’s sandy soils and how to manage soil nutrients in tandem with irrigation. The afternoon session will be dedicated to a question-and-answer session for irrigators who have been participating in the Agricultural Water Enhancement Program through LaPorte and Starke counties, as well as those interested in participating this year.The workshop in Goshen and Warsaw will feature Lyndon Kelley, irrigation extension educator at Michigan State and Purdue Universities, who will discuss calculating and managing the costs of irrigation energy, fuel and equipment, as well as safe handling practices for manure and waste water irrigation.Date, time, and location information for each session is as follows (all times local):* Feb. 14, 10 a.m.: American Legion Post 403, 203 S. Washington St., Wanatah.  Register with the LaPorte Soil & Water Conservation District office, 219-326-6808, ext. 2116.* Feb. 15, 10 a.m.: Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds, 17746 County Road 34, Goshen. Register with the Elkhart County Extension office at 574-533-0554.* Feb. 15, 1:30 p.m.: Kosciusko County Extension office, 202 W. Main St., Warsaw. Register with the Kosciusko County Extension office at 574-372-2340.There is no cost to attend the workshop, but participants should register before Feb. 10 in order to ensure adequate materials and refreshments.For the Wanatah workshop, credits have been approved for private (PARP) and commercial pesticide applicators (CCHs) as well as Certified Crops Advisers (CEUs). For the Goshen and Warsaw workshops, credits have been approved for private applicators and Certified Crops Advisers. Private applicators should bring their PA license and $10 PARP fee with them.Irrigation resources and more information about the workshops are available online.Source: Purdue Ag Communications Irrigation Workshops to Prepare Farmers for Growing Season Previous articleExperts Backing Biodiesel AdoptionNext articleUSDA Announces CRP General Sign-up Andy Eubank SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Police put pressure on daily newspaper that broke story of new Sars case

first_img June 2, 2021 Find out more China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures Organisation Follow the news on China RSF_en ChinaAsia – Pacific News to go further ChinaAsia – Pacific Receive email alerts Reporter for the newspaper Zeng Wenqiong, broke the news in December that a Guangzhou television producer was ill with Sars virus. Since 7 January, the management of the paper have been saying she was on holiday. According to the Hong Kong-based Information Centre for Human Rights and Democracy, the provincial authorities accused the newspaper of publishing the news without official permission.Cheng, 38, is also editor in chief of Xin Jing Bao (Beijing News) a new daily launched in November 2003. The rising journalistic star set out with Xin Jing Bao to publish “forbidden news” and biting investigations on the realities of Chinese society.In March 2003, the newspaper hit the headlines with its revelations about the death of a young graphic artist Sun Zhigang, who was beaten to death in a Guangzhou police station. The editor and six staff of a daily newspaper that broke the story of a new Sars case in December were questioned by police over alleged corruption, in an obvious attempt to silence them, said Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières).Cheng Yizhong, editor in chief of Nanfang Dushi Bao (Southern Metropolis Daily), and the six other staff members of the tabloid were questioned by Guangzhou police on 6 January.”There is no doubt that this corruption case is a pretext to try to silence this newspaper, known for its compromising revelations for local and national authorities,” said Reporters Without Borders. In targeting Cheng and the Nanfang Dushi Bao staff the authorities were sending a new and very clear message to all the media to discourage it from reporting freely on Sars. Reporters Without Borders called on the World Health Organisation to intervene with the Chinese authorities to allow free reporting of news on the epidemic. In 2003, censorship and then propaganda kept the public in ignorance of the reality of the epidemic in the country.Among those arrested at the newspaper on 6 January were staff from the business services. They were questioned for several hours over alleged corruption. Cheng was released the following day and was able to return to his office. The others have reportedly not resumed work.center_img News Help by sharing this information China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison March 12, 2021 Find out more News Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes A rising star of investigating journalism in China, Cheng Yizhong, was questioned by the police with six others staff of the Nanfang Dushi Bao. This daily based in Guangzhou broke the news in December that a new case of Sars was reported. News April 27, 2021 Find out more January 8, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Police put pressure on daily newspaper that broke story of new Sars caselast_img read more

Pasadena Police Department to Step Up Enforcement for Distracted Drivers

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday In an effort to make our roads safer, Pasadena Police Department is deploying extra traffic enforcement officers on Friday, April 1, 2016 to stop distracted driving. Pasadena PD is spreading the message that distracted drivers are not only a danger to themselves, but everyone else on the road.Using an electronic device while driving, is a serious safety problem. Most drivers know that texting while driving is a dangerous behavior, but many still use their cell phones and other mobile devices when they are behind the wheel, putting themselves and others at risk. Many drivers see distracted driving as risky when other drivers do it, but do not recognize how their own driving deteriorates.In 2013, there were 3,154 people killed and an estimated 424,000 injured nationwide in crashes involving a distracted driver. That same year, 10 percent of fatal crashes were reported as distraction-affected crashes.While anything that takes your eyes off the road, hands off the wheel, or mind off the task of driving is a hazard, there is heightened concern about the risks of texting while driving because it combines all three types of distraction – visual, manual and cognitive. In addition, most drivers aren’t aware that just talking on a cell phone, hand held or hands free, can lead to “inattention blindness” as critical brain functions needed for driving are used for cell phone talking.Pasadena Police Department recommends the following safety measures:You can:• Turn off electronic devices and put them out of reach before starting to drive• Speak up when you are a passenger and your driver uses an electronic device while driving. Offer to make the call for the driver, so his or her full attention stays on the driving taskParents can:• Be good role models for young drivers and set a good example. Talk with your teens about responsible driving• If you know your teen is on the road – don’t call or text them until you know they have reached their destinationEmployers can:• Adopt, publicize, and enforce company policies that prohibit employees from texting or talking on hand-held cell phones while in a company vehicle or in a personal vehicle while using a company issued cell phone.Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. For more information about distracted driving, please visit 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community Newscenter_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. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Subscribe HerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff Make a comment Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS latest #1 Pasadena Police Department to Step Up Enforcement for Distracted Drivers Published on Friday, March 25, 2016 | 8:02 pmlast_img read more

Famous Other Voices concerts coming to Derry this weekend

first_img Facebook WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest Google+ Google+ Facebook Famous Other Voices concerts coming to Derry this weekend WhatsApp Twitter Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firecenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – February 5, 2013 Previous articleMan arrested following Strabane crashNext articleNorthwest MEP comes out in favour of Financial Transaction Tax News Highland 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest News Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal The famous Other Voices concerts come to Derry this weekend as part of the City of Culture 2013 celebrations.The main events will take place in The Glassworks venue, with the concerts being streamed live around a number of bars around Derry.Other artists and bands will be playing throughout different other venues in the city.The Producer of Other Voices, Phillip King, says the aim is to create a distinctly Irish atmosphere…[podcast][/podcast]last_img read more