GVC execs to cut pay and forego bonuses amid Covid-19

first_img Tags: Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter GVC Holdings has announced that its board and remuneration committees have approved a pay cut for executive committee members and to also forego bonus payments for certain staff for 2020. Finance GVC Holdings has announced that its board and remuneration committees have approved a pay cut for executive committee members and to also forego bonus payments for certain staff for 2020.All directors and members of the executive committee will take a voluntary 20% reduction in basic salary and fees for three months from today (1 May) as part of GVC’s plan to mitigate the impact of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak on the business.In addition, executive board directors and executive committee members have agreed to forego their bonuses for 2020.Chief executive Kenny Alexander had been due to receive a bonus payment of £2m (€2.3m/$2.5m) in relation to GVC’s performance in the 12 months to 31 December 2019.Meanwhile, chief financial officer Rob Wood was due a bonus of £658,000 for the year, having taken on the role on 5 March 2019 following the departure of Paul Bowtell.All bonus payments were subject to a vote at GVC’s Annual General Meeting, which had been due to take place yesterday but has been postponed due to Covid-19.Last month, GVC announced a year-on-year rise in revenue for the first quarter, despite business slowing down due to the coronavirus pandemic, but also chose to cancel a planned dividend payment due to uncertainty over the outbreak.GVC said total group net gaming revenue (NGR) for the three months through to 31 March was 1% higher than in the same period last year.Shortly after it was confirmed in March that many sports events would be put on hold to help slow the spread of the virus, GVC estimated the impact of this would reduce its EBITDA by around £100m a month, before any mitigating actions.However, following a number of actions, GVC said that the impact will be around £50m per month. GVC also said that as a result, average monthly cash outflow would be limited to around £15m.Such mitigations included GVC taking advantage of the UK government scheme to award grants to business to help with employment costs, with GVC having place retail staff on furlough and on full pay.Meanwhile, in Italy and Belgium, GVC operates a franchising model where store operating costs such as rent, employment and utility primarily reside with the franchisee, and such would not cost the group.Other measures included reductions in online sports marketing, sports content and trading costs, as well as the now-confirmed executive pay reduction and the forgoing of bonuses. 1st May 2020 | By contenteditorcenter_img Topics: Finance Strategy GVC execs to cut pay and forego bonuses amid Covid-19 Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more

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Crisis averted, Cricket Australia and players settle the pay dispute for…

first_img Cricket WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 LIVE: How to watch West Indies v South Africa LIVE Streaming in your country, India WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: Virat Kohli & Ajinkya Rahane ready to battle Kiwi bowlers, follow IND-NZ Day 3 Live Updates The original projections saw revenue cut from over $400m to $240m for the financial year. Cricket Cricket WTC Final LIVE Day 3: No rain for now but dark clouds & bad light threaten India vs New Zealand Day 3 WTC Final 2021 LIVE: 5 Ways to watch India vs New Zealand World Test Championship LIVE Streaming for free Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter By Kunal Dhyani – July 4, 2020 Facebook Twitter Cricket CricketSports BusinessCricket BusinessLatest Sports NewsSport ICC WTC Final LIVE commentary: AIR, DD Sports to live stream & broadcast India vs New Zealand for free IND vs NZ Live Streaming for free with Jio, Airtel and Vodafone Idea, Check out the best Recharge Plan Why Cricket Australia’s revenues matter to the players ?It has been agreed between the players and Cricket Australia in 2017 that board will share 27.5% of its total revenues with the players. The total revenues or Australian Cricket Revenue (ACR) constitutes of money earned from broadcast deals, sponsorships, percentage of gate and other revenue streams for CA. Players earn 27.5 per cent of ACR. As the new revenue projections presented to the Players in May player salaries were getting impacted majorly.  Cricket TAGSAustralian cricket pay disputeAustralian Cricketer SalariesAustralian Cricketers’ Associationcricket AustraliaCricket Business SHAREcenter_img Cricket Cricket Cricket Last month ACA had rejected the revenue projection of CA which claimed that the game was set to lose hundreds of millions of dollars as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. It cited a lack of confidence in CA’s figures, saying the forecasts “do not appear to be reasonable or consistent with an obligation of good faith”.ACA withdraws notice of dispute issued to Cricket Australia Happy Father’s Day: ‘We Miss You’, Hardik Pandya pens emotional message for his father Crisis averted, Cricket Australia and players settle the pay dispute for now West Indies v South Africa 2nd Test: WI vs SA Full Schedule, Full squads, Live Streaming, Date, Time, Venues – All you need to… WTC final LIVE broadcast: ICC’s mega broadcast plan, India vs New Zealand live streaming starts today in 195 countries Cricket Previous articleSports Business: FedEx asks NFL team Washington Redskins to change nameNext articleWorld Athletics: $10m fine payment pending, World Athletics ‘likely’ to expel Russia Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. 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OnlineUndocio.comUnlocking the Success of Digital Transformation with Active Intelligencecio.comUndoAccording to the agreement, ACA also has withdrawn notice of dispute issued to CA.“The parties have agreed to postpone the Australian Cricket Revenue projection until such time they are better able to assess the financial impact of the pandemic and calculate a clear projection for the year ahead,” a statement from CA read. “The [revenue projection] will be reassessed in due course.”CA thanked the ACA for the “constructive manner” in the way they approached discussions in a “challenging time for the game”. The ACA welcomed what it described as a “reset” of the revenue forecast made in June by Cricket Australia (CA). ACA chief executive Alistair Nicholson said, “this ‘reset’ is both welcome and sensible”.“Under this reset, CA has agreed to withdraw its June 2020 notices containing its revised revenue forecast, and in its place, rollover its ‘pre-coronavirus’ April 2019 forecast.“In turn the ACA has agreed to withdraw its Notice of Dispute relating to the June 2020 forecast.“Both parties have done so without admission and agree that providing definitive revenue forecasting in these times is difficult.CA said that calculating revenue projections during the pandemic “has not been without its challenges, but we believe we have arrived at a position that provides all parties with greater certainty about how to navigate the next year”.“CA is free to reforecast again at various times over the next financial year, should there be a material revenue event affecting cricket.”In a statement, Cricket Australia said: “Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketers’ Association have today agreed a way forward on Australian Cricket’s response to COVID-19.“The parties have agreed to postpone the Australian Cricket Revenue projection until such time they are better able to assess the financial impact of the pandemic and calculate a clear projection for the year ahead. So far, the only two tours impacted by the coronavirus shutdown involving Australia have been a two-Test tour of Bangladesh and a limited overs visit to Australia from Zimbabwe. The lucrative India tour in the month of December stays unaffected for now.  For now Cricket Australia (CA) and Australian Cricketers’ Association (ACA) have decided to keep their differences aside on the revenue forecasts. CA & ACA reached an agreement over a contentious revenue forecast model that threatened to further strain the relationship between the players and governing body. ENG-W vs IND-W: Mithali Raj lauds Shafali Verma after fantastic debut, says ‘she will be important for us in all formats’last_img read more

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French Barbarians vs Europe XV

first_imgMonday Dec 28, 2009 French Barbarians vs Europe XV To mark the 75th anniversary of the FIRA-Association Europenne de Rugby, a great match took place last month between the French Barbarians and a European XV at the Stade du Roi Baudouin in Brussels.Founded in 1979 by Jean-Claude Skrela after playing for the original Barbarians, the French Barbarians have a culture much like that of its British counterparts. They also wear their club socks, and running rugby is the order of the day.A crowd of over ten thousand turned out in the Belgian capital to watch two sides brimming with talent. The French side contained both current and former Test players with the likes of Dimitri Yachvilli, Jrme Thion, Sbastien Bruno, Jerome Porical, and Julien Peyrelongue wearing the famous blue hoops.League convert Karmichael Hunt also turned out for the French side.The Europe XV had players drawn from Portugal, Georgia, Poland, Spain, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Romania, and England. The team included Romanias Sorin Socol, Gonalo Uva of Portugal, former England players Phil Christophers and Magnus Lund, and Spains Cesar Sempere.The match was played in the correct spirit of the occasion, with both sides running the ball from all parts of the pitch. Castres wing Marc Andreu was particularly devastating, as was Jerome Porical who showed his class from the back.The French Barbarians raced out into the lead, but the European side came back strongly and the match ended 39-26 to the Frenchmen, but as they say, rugby was the winner on a day that not only provided both entertainment for the locals, but was a great promotion for the game across Europe.“The match represented a wonderful opportunity to show the very high level that players from these so called emerging nations play at. It also highlighted the depth of talent within the European Nations Cup,” said FIRA-AER Chairman Jean-Claude Baqu.“It was a great and historic day.” Time: 07:44ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living90% of People Have No Idea What These Two Little Holes Are ForNueeyYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueey10 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. 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Watch: Reforging the Steelers | Episode 2 | RugbyPass Original Documentary In Episode 2 of Reforging the Steelers, we follow the team through rounds two to four as they try to get their season on track after an opening loss to competition powerhouses Tasman. Shock result: Crusaders left to rue costly errors with win over Rebels not enough for final guarantee In a shock result, the Crusaders have failed to record the requisite winning margin needed over the Rebels to book themselves a spot in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final and are now reliant on the Blues dropping the ball against the Force. ‘I deliberately haven’t mentioned it too much this week’: Tim Sampson keeping mum ahead of Blues battle The Western Force aim to play the role of party poopers on Saturday when they take on the ladder-leading Blues at a venue that shall not be named. 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French Barbarians vs Europe XV | RugbyDump – Rugby News & Videos RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Sitemap Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Sign In Username or Email Password Stay logged in Forgot password Thank you for registering Click here to login Register Register now for RugbyDump commenting & enewsletter. * Required fields. Username * Password * Email * Password Repeat * Please send me news, information and special offers from RugbyDump By clicking register you agree to our Privacy Policylast_img read more

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INDONESIA 1965: Lessons of a catastrophic defeat

first_imgWho wants to study defeats? It is much more satisfactory to study victories. To read about conquering heroes instead of fallen ones.Yet any soldier can tell you that warriors shun the study of defeats at their own peril. The lessons to be learned from past setbacks are essential to future successes.If for no other reason, the progressive social movements now rising in this period of deepening capitalist decay need to learn about the cataclysmic defeat that occurred in Indonesia starting on Oct. 1, 1965 — half a century ago.Within a few short months, rivers throughout that populous Southeast Asian nation were clogged with bodies. The army had gone from island to island and from village to village asking local henchmen to round up those who had any association with the Indonesian Communist Party — the PKI — or its mass affiliates: associations of workers, peasants, women and youth who had been demanding justice and greater equality.Once identified, they were either murdered on the spot or sent to concentration camps. Estimates in the Western press of the number who died in this months’-long bloodbath, reported without emotion, ranged from 300,000 to a million.You won’t hear about any of this in the self-serving histories that present the U.S. government and military as defenders of world freedom and democracy. But the U.S. was deeply involved, even as it was expanding its neocolonial war in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos at the same time.In recent years, courageous Indonesians and some Western researchers have dredged up bits of this horrendous history. Two documentaries by the filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer — “The Act of Killing” in 2012 and this year’s “The Look of Silence” — are based on interviews with Indonesians who carried out some of the killings and still brag about it, as well as family members of their victims.Oppenheimer says that working on the films was like going to Nazi Germany 40 years after the Holocaust — and finding the same people still in power.Journalist Kathy Kadane in 1990 interviewed former State Department and CIA officials who not only admitted that the U.S. had given lists with the names of thousands of PKI members to the Indonesian military at the time of the killings, but tried to justify it. (Chicago Tribune, May 23, 1990)Opposition to massacres in U.S.What has not been mentioned, however, is that an active opposition existed in the United States at the time of the killings. Youth Against War & Fascism, the youth arm of Workers World Party, held demonstrations against the U.S. role in these massacres and exposed what was happening in Indonesia through articles in this newspaper.YAWF also organized a Public Inquest at Columbia University on June 2, 1966, attended by 1,000 people. The group placed an ad about the inquest in an international edition of the New York Times so that the world could see there was opposition in the United States to the terrible crimes being perpetrated by Washington, in collusion with a cabal of right-wing Indonesian generals.The famous mathematician and philosopher Bertrand Russell sent a message to the inquest on behalf of his Peace Foundation. Two of his representatives had been attending a conference in Jakarta at the time of the coup.Russell wrote that “few had any doubt about what was taking place around them. The United States Seventh Fleet was in Javanese waters. The largest base in the area, feverishly constructed by the United States but a few months earlier on the southernmost point of the southernmost island of the Philippines, was ordered ‘on alert.’ General Nasution had a mission in Washington. The United States was directly involved in the day to day events.”Speakers at the Inquest included William Worthy, a correspondent for the Baltimore Afro-American who had visited Indonesia three times; Professor Andrew March, of Columbia’s East Asian Institute; journalist Eric Norden; and Mark Lane, a former New York State Assembly member who later conducted an independent inquiry into the John F. Kennedy assassination. The Inquest was chaired by this writer.The corporate media boycotted the event, but a transcript of the entire meeting was published by YAWF that year in book form under the title “The Silent Slaughter: The Role of the United States in the Indonesian Massacre.” Copies are still listed by online booksellers.YAWF continued to expose and protest the horrific physical extermination of the left in Indonesia, which before the coup had numbered at least 20 million people — 3 million members of the PKI and 15 million to 20 million activists in various allied groups.In February 1970 YAWF published “Indonesia: The Second Greatest Crime of the Century,” which went into the country’s struggle to overcome its legacy of extreme poverty after defeating Dutch colonial rule. Under Sukarno, its first president, Indonesia had become a magnet for newly independent countries trying to survive in a world dominated by imperialism.The book also showed that U.S. politicians were well aware of the monumental crimes carried out by their allies in Indonesia, beginning in 1965, and regarded the tens of millions spent in military aid to the generals as having “paid dividends.” (Testimony of Alabama Sen. John Sparkman at hearings on the Foreign Assistance Program, 1967)An important player in the Lyndon Johnson administration’s dealings with the Indonesian generals was Vice President Hubert Humphrey, whose “liberal” reputation provided a good cover for his secret contacts with Indonesian Foreign Minister Adam Malik. Malik told journalist Marianne Means, of the World Journal Tribune, that Humphrey had played a secret, but important, role in encouraging the “democratic forces” in Indonesia, meaning the murderous generals. (WJT, Sept. 28, 1966)Next: Political, social and environmental impact of Indonesia’s wrenching transition into the New World Order.Griswold authored the book “Indonesia: Second Greatest Crime of the Century.” It is freely available online at workers.org.“The Second Greatest Crime” was reprinted in October 1975. A third edition was published four years later.[tb_book id=”22165″]FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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69 year old man dies in Killyclug house fire

first_img By News Highland – December 20, 2012 Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire WhatsApp Previous articleCouncillors fail to reach agreement on 2013 BudgetNext articleIreland fined for failing to deal with septic tanks News Highland 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+ WhatsApp A 69 year old man has died in a house fire close to Letterkenny.The fire was spotted at 9.30 last night at Glenkeogh, Killyclug.When emergency services got to the house, the body of the man, who lived alone, was found inside..Gardai have confirmed the scene has been preserved and an investigation is underway, but as of now, we understand the fire is not being regarded as suspicious. News Facebook Google+ Pinterestcenter_img Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook Twitter Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter 69 year old man dies in Killyclug house firelast_img read more

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“The Target Is Arnab Goswami, No One Else”: Republic TV Tells Bombay High Court In Plea Challenging FIR In TRP Scam

first_imgNews Updates”The Target Is Arnab Goswami, No One Else”: Republic TV Tells Bombay High Court In Plea Challenging FIR In TRP Scam Sharmeen Hakim16 March 2021 9:08 AMShare This – xRepublic TV Channel’s Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami told the Bombay High Court on Monday that he is the main target of the Television Rating Points Scam being investigated by the CID, Crime Intelligence Unit of the Mumbai Police, even though he is not an accused. A division bench of Justices SS Shinde and Manish Pitale were hearing petitions filed by ARG Outlier Media Private Limited,…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?LoginRepublic TV Channel’s Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami told the Bombay High Court on Monday that he is the main target of the Television Rating Points Scam being investigated by the CID, Crime Intelligence Unit of the Mumbai Police, even though he is not an accused. A division bench of Justices SS Shinde and Manish Pitale were hearing petitions filed by ARG Outlier Media Private Limited, the company that owns Republic TV and Goswami challenging the Mumbai Police’s investigation into the TRP Scam. “The target is petitioner no. 2 (Arnab Goswami), no one else,” Senior Advocate Ashok Mundargi, representing both the petitioners, submitted, adding that Mumbai Police’s act of not naming the channel as an accused, yet, not letting it off the hook, showed malafide intention. “Showing people [Republic TV & its employees only] as suspects is not that innocent an act as the prosecution would like to show before the court,” he argued, adding that it was a tactic to keep the criminal prosecution open ended. Ashok Mundargi, appearing with Advocate Niranjan Mumdargi, was responding to Mumbai Police’s contentions that the petitions were not maintainable, as, neither Republic nor Goswami were named as accused yet. He said that in the first charge sheet, Republic TV and its “chalak- malak” (owners) were named as suspects. Then, in the December 13, 2020, remand application of Republic TV CEO – Vikas Khanchandani – senior employees of Republic TV were named as wanted accused. However, in the second charge sheet, “everyone connected to the channel is a suspect,” Mundargi subimtted. He urged the bench to “read between the lines.” Mundargi further argued that since Goswami was the Editor-in-Chief of Republic TV and ARG owned the channel, the petitions were maintainable. Mumbai police’s malafide was reflected right from the time they called it a TRP Scam in the press conference on October 8, 2020, he added. He informed the court that there are thousands of bar-o-meters installed in the country, out of which only 6 per cent were installed in Mumbai. They have taken statements from eight homes, of which, only three have said they were asked to watch a particular channel, Mundargi argued, adding, “But they want the court to believe these statements and they claim advertisers are cheated.” He pointed out that Mumbai Police was aware of TRP manipulation in June 2020 itself, but nothing was done about it. He criticised the Mumbai Police Commissioner, Parambir Singh, for holding a press conference on October 8, 2020 to announce the TRP scam, and name Republic TV, though they were not named in the FIR. “They have not denied the press conference. I am referring to this because he says BARC has implicated Republic. I am here to show the channel was never under inquiry by BARC,” Mundargi argued. Justice Shinde then sought to know if there was a statutory provision specifying amount of advertisement that a channel would get if the channel had certain kind of TRP. “It’s only a market practice. There is no offence under any Act for a financial arrangement with a cable operator for placement of a channel,” Mundargi responded. “But higher the TRP, higher the commanding position of a channel,” Justice Pitale said. Justice Shinde then asked how could someone decide what was a ‘big channel”? “A channel is a channel,” he observed. “For the police, the present channel (Republic TV) is a big channel,” Mundargi answered, referring to the CP’s press conference, where he called Republic a ‘big entity.’ Mundargi submitted that according to the press conference, a BARC report was the source of the CP’s information. “There is no report by BARC, analytical or otherwise, that Republic manipulated TRPs. Now, the other channel which was named, is being given a clean chit,” he argued. “The long and short is the police officer was feeding the press that there was a scam. This interview (press conference) points out that there was not sufficient material to say whatever was being said,” Mundargi added. He then cited a letter from BARC to Goswami, dated November 20, 2020, where Goswami had sought to know if there was any inquiry against them. “There is no disciplinary proceeding initiated against Republic TV or Republic Bharat from 2017 under the Code of Conduct for Redressing Viewership Malpractices,” BARC’s response said. The court then sought to know what was the BARC report that the CP had relied on. Special PP Shishir Hirey said it was a report commissioned by the BARC itself. “Partho Dasgupta (CEO, BARC) had resigned, so, BARC got this forensic analysis done,” he said. Mundargi submitted that the report was not a part of the first charge sheet. The court then adjourned the matter for hearing on TuesdayNext Storylast_img read more

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County schools open to outsiders

first_img Sponsored Content The Pike County Board of Education approved a policy regarding the admission of non-resident/out of zone students at its Monday meeting.Dr. Mark Bazzell, superintendent of Pike County Schools, made the recommendation for the non-resident school policy in the wake of a similar policy adopted by the Troy City Schools on July 16.“Our policy is not identical but close,” Bazzell said. “It allows two different ways that students can transfer into our system.” Published 11:00 pm Monday, July 30, 2012 Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Latest Stories Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Book Nook to reopen You Might Like She-She goes on the road with ‘Longest Yard Sale’ Popular TroyFest folk artist, She-She Vaughn, is taking her art and stories on the road this week. She will be… read more Students who attend private schools in the county, who are home schooled or live outside Pike County will be considered for enrollment. Students enrolled in the Troy City Schools are not eligible for non-resident status, according to the policy. The board set the tuition for non-residents students at $400 per semester, the same as the tuition set for Troy City School non-resident students.Also at Monday night’s meeting, the board took action that will pave the way for the Pike County Board of Education to assume responsibility for the recreation department in Brundidge.Bazzell said this is a unique opportunity for the board to enter into an agreement that would allow the school system to be in charge of the recreational facilities and programs in Brundidge.“This would give us an opportunity to continue to build and grow a program,” Bazzell said. Email the author County schools open to outsiderscenter_img Next UpOne way is based on the court order when the school system achieved Unitary Status and the other will be on the newly adopted non-resident school policy.Bazzell said he recommended that the board approve the policy because it would level the playing field established when the Troy City School System adopted a similar policy.“My preference was not to pass such a policy but, after the Troy City Schools adopted the non-resident school policy, we were left with no alternative but to pass it and level the playing field,” Bazzell said. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By Blood Sugar Blaster Print Article Md: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) “We would want a long-term lease that would allow us to make capital improvements to the property. I believe this agreement would be very positive for our kids.”The board granted permission for Bazzell to move forward with the negotiations with the City of Brundidge.Bazzell told the board that it is time to begin looking seriously at acquiring land for future capital improvements.“There is property in both the western and eastern part of the county that would be beneficial to secure,” he said.Bazzell also brought back to the table a lease agreement the board made with Time Served, Inc. at its July 16 meeting.Bazzell said any use of the school property should benefit the community and that statements made later by a representative of Time Served were not consistent with what he had understood.Bazzell recommended that the board rescind its lease agreement with Time Served. The board accepted his recommendation.In personnel action, the board approved several teacher hires including Rachael Brooks as counselor at the Pike Center for Technology, Rodney Jordan as physical education teacher at Banks Middle School, Tayamoko Iverson as physical education teacher at Pike County Elementary School, Kyle Davis as physical education teacher at Pike County High School, Sylvania Brundidge as science teacher at Pike County High School and Jeff McClure as teacher at the Alternative Learning Center.The board also approved the employment of Bruce Campbell as mechanic.In other business, the board approved the lease purchase of a copier for Goshen Elementary School and approved the sale of a surplus floor mixer to the volunteer fire department. The board also approved the Central Office reorganization plan and changes to the organizational chart. By Jaine Treadwell Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kitslast_img read more

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Arizona deploys 338 National Guardsmen to Trump’s border mission

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(PHOENIX) — Arizona is deploying 338 National Guard troops to support President Donald Trump’s border security mission.Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, a Republican, was present to send 225 troops on Monday. Later in the day, the Arizona National Guard announced an additional 113 troops would deploy on Tuesday.“Guardsmen will be sent to the border to provide mission-enhancing capabilities that will help U.S. Customs and Border Protection increase operational control of the region,” an Arizona National Guard press release said of the first group of 225 Guardsmen. “The Guard will provide air support, reconnaissance support, operational support, construction of border infrastructure and logistical support.”The smaller group of 113 Guardsmen will “provide support to federal, state, county, tribal and local law enforcement agencies in stopping illicit activity including the flow of trafficked people, criminals, narcotics, weapons, and ammunition trafficked in the state,” a second press release said.Last Friday, Ducey announced that as many as 150 Guardsmen could be deployed to the border this week, but that number has now been upped to 338.Over the weekend, the Arizona National Guard activated a team of planners who will coordinate the arrival of new troops.The Texas National Guard has also deployed 150 members for the border security mission announced by Trump earlier last week. They will be integrated with 100 Texas Guardsmen who had been working on a previous border support mission.On Friday, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis signed a memo that authorized the federal government to pay for the potential deployment of up to 4,000 National Guard troops for the border mission through September.New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, a Republican, has expressed support for National Guard troops supporting Border Patrol agents in her state, but not deployed them.California Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat, is considering sending California National Guardsmen to the border, according to Lt. Col. Thomas Keegan, a A Guard spokesman.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Antarctic phytoplankton community composition and size structure: importance of ice type and temperature as regulatory factors

first_imgClimate change at the Western Antarctic Peninsula (WAP) is predicted to cause major changes in phytoplankton community composition, however, detailed seasonal field data remain limited and it is largely unknown how (changes in) environmental factors influence cell size and ecosystem function. Physicochemical drivers of phytoplankton community abundance, taxonomic composition and size class were studied over two productive austral seasons in the coastal waters of the climatically sensitive WAP. Ice type (fast, grease, pack or brash ice) was important in structuring the pre-bloom phytoplankton community as well as cell size of the summer phytoplankton bloom. Maximum biomass accumulation was regulated by light and nutrient availability, which in turn were regulated by wind-driven mixing events. The proportion of larger-sized (> 20 µm) diatoms increased under prolonged summer stratification in combination with frequent and moderate-strength wind-induced mixing. Canonical correspondence analysis showed that relatively high temperature was correlated with nano-sized cryptophytes, whereas prymnesiophytes (Phaeocystis antarctica) increased in association with high irradiance and low salinities. During autumn of Season 1, a large bloom of 4.5-µm-sized diatoms occurred under conditions of seawater temperature > 0 °C and relatively high light and phosphate concentrations. This bloom was followed by a succession of larger nano-sized diatoms (11.4 µm) related to reductions in phosphate and light availability. Our results demonstrate that flow cytometry in combination with chemotaxonomy and size fractionation provides a powerful approach to monitor phytoplankton community dynamics in the rapidly warming Antarctic coastal waters.last_img read more

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Ocean City Police Activity Report: Aug. 31 to Sept. 6

first_imgSeptember 6, 2014: Saturday Calls for service: 105Motor Vehicle Stops: 22Motor Vehicle Accidents: 3Property Checks: 37Alarms: 0The Police Department assisted with 6 fire and 12 EMS callsDisorderly conduct. 1200 block West Ave., one in custody, at 3:03amTheft, 3400 block Asbury Ave., at 9:19amTheft, 1200 block Boardwalk, at 11:00amFraud, Bay Rd., at 11:10amMotor vehicle accident, 12th St., & Bay Ave., at 11:59amMotor vehicle accident, 400 block Asbury Ave., at 12:11pmTheft, 1100 block Beach, at 1:05pmTheft, 600 block Wesley Ave., at 5:47pmMotor vehicle accident, 1200 block Ocean Ave., at 6:28pmTrespassing, 200 block 11th St., at 7:28pm August 31, 2014: Sunday                                                 Calls for service: 192Motor Vehicle Stops: 44Motor Vehicle Accidents: 3Property Checks: 33Alarms: 3The Police Department assisted with 22 Fire and 14 EMS callsMotor vehicle accident, Whelk Dr., at 10:52amAssault, 1700 block Haven Ave., at 12:58pmMotor vehicle accident, 26th St. & Bay Ave., at 1:21pmFraud, 200 block 9th St., at 1:56pmTheft, 3300 block Haven Ave., at 3:15pmMotor vehicle accident, 900 block West Ave., at 5:49pmTheft, 1000 block Boardwalk, at 11:22pm OCEAN CITY POLICE SUMMARIZED WEEK’S ACTIVITIESAugust 31 – September 6, 2014Calls for Service: 817Daily Average: 117   September 3, 2014: WednesdayCalls for service: 74Motor Vehicle Stops: 20Motor Vehicle Accidents: 3Property Checks: 21Alarms: 3The Police Department assisted with 7 fire and 7 EMS callsBurglary, 100 block Asbury Ave., at 12:29amMotor vehicle accident, 7th St. & Asbury Ave., at 1:18pmDomestic violence, 5200 block Asbury Ave., at 2:08pmMotor vehicle accident, 800 block 8th St., at 7:45pmMotor vehicle accident, 4900 block Asbury Ave., at 10:04pm PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS:Just a reminder that it is a violation of a City Ordinance to have dogs on the boardwalk anytime during the year.City Ordinance 87-17sec.4-32 prohibits any Boat/Trailer over 22 feet in overall length from being parked on a city street.  Any boat/trailer less than 22 feet in overall length can only remain on a city street for three consecutive days.  Officers will be issuing summons and towing boats/trailers for any observed violations. Ocean City Police Department September 4, 2014: ThursdayCalls for service: 71Motor Vehicle Stops: 19Motor Vehicle Accidents: 3Property Checks: 14Alarms: 1The Police Department assisted with 4 fire and 7 EMS callsDWI, 900 block West Ave., one in custody, at 4:00amMotor vehicle accident, 5th Street, at 7:53amMotor vehicle  accident, 4900 block Central Ave., at 1:35pmMotor vehicle accident, 34th St. & West Ave., at 2:14pm September 5, 2014: FridayCalls for service: 105Motor Vehicle Stops: 19Motor Vehicle Accidents: 2Property Checks: 36Alarms: 1The Police Department assisted with 6 fire and 5 EMS callsDomestic violence, 5200 block Asbury Ave., at 1:20amTheft, 3400 block Central Ave., at 9:00amBurglary, 700 block Moore Ave., at 11:20amShoplifting, 700 block Asbury Ave., at 11:30amMotor vehicle accident, 8th St. & Ocean Ave., at 12:54pmMotor vehicle accident, 600 block Bay Ave., at 4:44pm September 1, 2014: Monday  Calls for service: 149Motor Vehicle Stops: 25Motor Vehicle Accidents: 1Property Checks: 33Alarms: 2The Police Department assisted with 9 Fire and 10 EMS callsWarrant, 800 block Bay Ave., one in custody, at 10:52amMotor vehicle accident, 900 block West Ave., at 1:20pmTheft, 200 block Central Ave., at 2:45pmTheft, 700 block Boardwalk, at 4:49pmTheft, 700 block Boardwalk, at 6:52pmTheft, 900 block 5th St., at 11:25pm September 2, 2014: TuesdayCalls for service: 121Motor Vehicle Stops: 19Motor Vehicle Accidents: 0Property Checks: 22Alarms: 2The Police Department assisted with 9 fire and 10 EMS callsTheft, 800 block Boardwalk, at 1:28pmTheft, 1300 block Beach, at 2:12pmTheft, 1000 block Boardwalk, at 3:07pmTheft, 600 block Beach, at 3:22pmTheft, 1200 block Beach, at 3:37pmTheft, 300 block Asbury Ave., at 5:11pmDomestic violence, 100 block Asbury Ave., at 10:16pmlast_img read more

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