Defending Great Lakes Navigation System

first_imgContinuing his efforts to safeguard the future of commerce on the Great Lakes, Michigan Representative Jack Bergman is proposing a new policy to ensure baseline levels of funding for the backlogged maintenance projects along Great Lakes transportation routes.The Great Lakes Navigation System (GLNS) is a deep-draft waterway connecting all five lakes through hundreds of navigation channels, breakwaters, jetties, harbors, and the MacArthur and Poe Locks at Sault Ste. Marie in Michigan’s First District.The GLNS sustains American jobs and saves consumers $3.6 billion annually in freight costs.In a letter to his Congressional colleagues, Rep. Bergman pushed for a minimum percentage of Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund (HMTF) resources to be focused on reducing the GLNS work backlogs, which are addressed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).Rep. Bergman said: “The locks are not only essential to our nation’s economy and national security, but they also compose the lynchpin of the GLNS. These valued points in the supply chain and many other key parts of the GLNS have considerable operations and maintenance needs which are supported by HMTF resources.”Bergman’s request comes as lawmakers begin crafting the 2020 Water Resources and Development Act (WRDA), which authorizes USACE activities.last_img read more

Belgium BAGO adopts EGBA code of conduct on advertising

first_img EU research agency demands urgent action on loot box consumer safeguards July 29, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon EGBA: German Policy unfit to tackle black market threats July 16, 2020 Related Articles BAGO, Belgium’s trade association for gaming operators, has confirmed that it will endorse the European Gaming and Betting Association’s (EGBA) responsible advertising code of conduct as its guiding policy for advertising and marketing standards.With its current membership covering 70% of Belgium’s licensed online and land-based gambling incumbents, BAGO has become the first European industry trade association to endorse and promote the EGBA code.Maarten Haijer, Secretary-General of EGBA, commented: “EGBA welcomes BAGO’s endorsement of our code and their commitment to promoting responsible advertising. We encourage other associations and companies to sign up to the code and play their part in promoting more responsible advertising across Europe’s online gambling sector.” Published this April as the industry’s first code aligning European market standards on advertising, the EGBA has established the founding principles for marketing self-conduct, protecting minors and responsible messaging.The EGBA has developed its code of conduct adhering to the context of the EU’s ‘Audio-Visual Media Services Directive’.The Code’s long-term objectives will enhance consumer messaging and minor protections across all regulated EU gambling jurisdictions, regardless of market age or regulatory constraints. Belgian Pro League live betting streaming deal for Stats Perform August 21, 2020 Share Sharelast_img read more

West Ham forward raring to go against Man City

first_img Nene in action for West Ham West Ham forward Nene is ready to solve the club’s striking problems and show Sam Allardyce that he should have a future with the east London club.Nene has yet to start a Premier League game following his move to Upton Park back in February and has only made five appearances as a substitute.The former Paris Saint-Germain attacker is desperate to get his career back on track in England following a spell in Qatar and still believes he can compete at the highest level.With Diafra Sakho facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines with a thigh injury and Enner Valencia struggling with a foot problem, Nene knows he could be handed the chance to spearhead the attack against Manchester City on Sunday and says he is ready to take the opportunity.Speaking in the matchday programme, he said: “It’s better for everyone to see me live and direct, so I’ve worked hard in training to play more.“My fitness now is good so I think I am ready to play more time in the games, so hopefully the coach can put me in and I can help the team to win games.“That is why I came, so I want to thank the supporters by showing them directly what I can do when I play.“The support here is really good and gives me motivation to do my work the same way I did it with PSG.” 1last_img read more