The airline boss with a hit list of 12 bid targets in his desk drawer

first_img whatsapp Share The airline boss with a hit list of 12 bid targets in his desk drawer It is clear that British Airways (BA) chief executive Willie Walsh always likes to keep his foot hard on the pedal.The Dublin-born airline boss is in the middle of a bitter 18-month dispute with his cabin crew, and only a few weeks ago received US and European regulatory clearance to pursue a transatlantic tie-up with American Airlines and a full-blown merger with Iberian. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Herald whatsapp center_img Show Comments ▼ KCS-content Monday 13 September 2010 7:40 pm But even though the details of these deals have still to be formally passed by shareholders, he last week admitted to have already drawn up a hit list of up to 12 other airlines around the world he would like to merge with or buy.Walsh, a combative and energetic 48-year old, puts it clearly: “The ambition is to pursue further consolidation. And we hope that this will lead to us becoming the biggest airline in the world.”A trim, alert Walsh is sitting in the first-class lounge in Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport at one in the morning. He is about to board a flight to Heathrow at the end of a lightening two-day tour of India’s commercial capital. He flew into the city in BA’s new longhaul Boeing 777-300ER, the first plane in the airline’s 240-strong fleet to carry the firm’s latest first class, business, premium economy and economy cabins.He also unveiled a codesharing agreement with one of India’s largest players, Kingfisher Airlines. India is the airline’s second largest market after the US, with 45 flights a week to five cities.Leaning forward in his easy chair in the Mumbai lounge, Walsh explains why consolidation is good for the industry and for passengers. He says: “A well consolidated business in this industry translates into two things – lower fares and greater profitability. We want to create a platform that like-minded airlines would like to join.”Walsh will not be drawn on who is on his hit list, but points out that “there is a lot of passenger growth in Asia and Latin America.” And a source close to BA adds that central Europe is an area in which the enlarged airline will be weak. Observers believe that Australia’s Qantas, Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific, Air Berlin and Chile’s LAN Airlines may all be targets. Walsh adds: “We will concentrate on airlines that are healthy. We are not looking to do a basic restructuring of an operation. We want strong brands in their respective markets. We want a collection of brands that are efficient. Consolidation is about being better, not just bigger.”The airline boss aims to grow faster than larger rivals such as Germany’s Lufthansa and Air France-KLM, as well as fend off competition from fast growing Middle East players such as Emirates and Etihad. Sources close to the UK flag carrier say it will choose from a range of options to fund this expansion – such as using cash from operational savings, raising debt and all-share mergers.BA and Iberia plan to merge by the start of next year, under a holding company called International Airlines Group (IAG). But before that a number of things must happen. The Iberia board must vote to approve BA’s plans to shore up its £3.7bn pension deficit when it meets on 30 September. And then investors from both airlines must approve the merger at shareholder meetings in mid-November.This will then allow IAG to be set up, with both airlines operating underneath it. The new structure will see Walsh move from BA to become chief executive of IAG, while Antonio Vasquez will move from chairman of Iberia to become chairman of IAG. BA finance director Keith Williams will become the chief executive of BA.Walsh says his first task at IAG will be to ensure the enlarged group will save €400m (£329m) a year within five years. The airline chief adds two-thirds of this cash will come from cost cutting and one-third from boosted sales. Walsh explains he plans to get these savings by closely coordinating the new network. He says he wants to “take advantage of Iberia’s strong links into Latin America.” He also wants to offer an hourly service between New York and London at peak times. Last but not least, the airline chief adds that he also wants to cut supplier costs through joint procurement, and the use of fewer third party agents at the various airports it uses.Walsh says IAG will employ only 90 people and will “coordinate and control the finances of the network at the centre.” Any significant spending that BA, which employs 40,000 people, or Iberia, which employs 22,000, feel is necessary will have to be approved by IAG.The CEO thinks he will be a position to look at acquisitions in about 18 months time. But he adds that he “will look at any opportunity that arises” before then.Among all this Walsh is also dealing with a cabin crew dispute over pay and conditions that first erupted last February.The Unite union say the dispute is solely about restoring the travel perks of the 5,000 crew (in total BA employs 13,500 cabin crew) who have so far gone on strike for 22 days this year, costing the airline £150m. But Walsh says this is “absolutely not” the case. He says Unite’s British Airways Stewards and Stewardesses Association (Bassa) branch, which is based at Heathrow “will not embrace change and recognise that the industry has become brutally competitive.”The new contracts that Walsh has introduced in recent years for the rest of his cabin crew saw staff numbers fall by one person on shorthaul and longhaul flights, and will see the basic salary of a senior crew member fall from £50,000 a year to £35,000 in line with pay structures in the rest of the industry.Walsh has offered to ring-fence Heathrow staff from these reforms. The strikers do not want to accept these changes because they fear that they will be used less on lucrative longhaul routes, which have greater cash allowances (they can add up to 40 per cent to a crew member’s basic wages).Last week Bassa called on Unite national executive to hold a strike ballot in the run up towards Christmas. However, Unite’s leadership plans to hold further talks with BA later this week.Walsh says: “The problem is that Unite is a dysfunctional trade union that is split into two sections who will not talk to each other.”He adds: “I can do a deal with Tony Woodley [Unite joint general secretary] today. We get on well. We respect each other, although we argue. But the behaviour of Bassa is completely unacceptable. They have tried to personalise this dispute, but they have failed. People aren’t training as cabin crew because they believe in Willie Walsh; they are doing it because they believe in BA.”Walsh says he is determined not to backtrack on the changes he has made to cabin crew contracts.After BA’s two worst years of losses in its history – thanks to the financial crisis, which saw the airline lose £531m last year and £401m the year before – Walsh says the carrier is showing signs of recovery.The airline posted a first quarter loss of £164m, larger than the £148m it lost in the same period last year. But it put much of this down to strike action and disruption caused by the Icelandic volcanic ash cloud. And by the end of the year the airline forecasts it will break even in terms of profit before tax as key business and first-class customers return.The BA boss says: “We are not seeing anything that suggests a double dip recession. So far the recovery is going a little faster than I’d excepted.”As a sign of how things are improving Walsh points to his year-old all business class route from London City Airport to New York’s JFK.He says: “This route has exceeded our expectations. We are now looking at adding capacity to this route and introducing new cities, like Boston and Washington, to this service.”With that one of Walsh’s senior men at Mumbai airport reminds his chief he has a plane to catch. So after a few pleasantries, the airline chief dashes off, at quite a clip. Over the next six months Walsh will have to bed in two mergers, deal with a strike, streamline a network, implement crucial cost savings, boost his bottom line while keeping a close eye on new targets. Investors will hope that Walsh, a trained pilot, still retains a captain’s ability to remain calm in uncertain weather.CV | WILLIE WALSHAge: 48Working Week: In the office “from 7.20am to around 7.30pm. Then two nights a week I am out on work business.” Career: Aer Lingus cadet pilot at 17, co-pilot at 19. Switched to management at 27. Became Aer Lingus chief executive in 2001. In three years at the airline he halved the workforce.In 2005, he became chief executive of British Airways.Education: Ardscoil Ris secondary school, Dublin; MBA from Trinity College, DublinFamily: Married, one daughter. Lives in Twickenham, under the Heathrow flight path Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Bamburi Cement Limited ( HY2016 Interim Report

first_imgBamburi Cement Limited ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about Bamburi Cement Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Bamburi Cement Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Bamburi Cement Limited (  2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileBamburi Cement Limited manufactures and sells cement and cement products for the building sector in Kenya and Uganda. The company exports its products to Reunion, Uganda and Mayotle. Brands in its retail range include Powermax, Powercrete, Nguvu, Supaset, Multipurpose, Powerplus and Roadcem. Pre-cast concrete paving blocks sell under the BamburiBlox name. The company also supplies precast molded cement products used for drainage, edge constraints, fencing and walling and ready-mix cement. Bamburi Cement Limited offers its service to rehabilitate quarries and owns and maintains a nature and environmental park developed from a rehabilitated quarry. The company was founded in 1951 and has its head office in Nairobi, Kenya. Bamburi Cement Limited is a subsidiary of Lafarge Holcim Limited (SA). Bamburi Cement Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Intravenous Infusions Limited ( 2018 Abridged Report

first_imgIntravenous Infusions Limited ( listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Pharmaceuticals sector has released it’s 2018 abridged results.For more information about Intravenous Infusions Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Intravenous Infusions Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Intravenous Infusions Limited (  2018 abridged results.Company ProfileIntravenous Infusions Limited (IIL) was incorporated in 1969 and began operations in 1974 as the first pharmaceutical company producing intravenous fluids in Ghana. The main business activity of IIL is the production of intravenous infusions for therapeutic purposes. Intravenous infusion therapy, commonly called IV, refers to the administration of fluids, drugs, or blood directly into the circulatory system through a vein. Intravenous Infusions Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

starafricacorporation Limited ( Q32020 Interim Report

first_imgstarafricacorporation Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about starafricacorporation Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the starafricacorporation Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: starafricacorporation Limited (  2020 interim results for the third quarter.Company Profilestarafricacorporation Limited is an established sugar refinery in Zimbabwe; manufacturing and marketing sugar-based products under two well-known brand names, Goldstar Sugar and Country Choice Foods. Its product range comprises icing sugar, golden syrup, honey syrup and maple syrup. There are only two sugar mills in Zimbabwe and both are owned by Starafrica Corporation; producing products for local consumption and for export to countries in sub-Sahara Africa. Its subsidiary companies are Starafrica Operations (Private) Limited and Silver Star Properties (Private) Limited which is a property division involved in managing commercial, manufacturing and residential premises in Zimbabwe. starafricacorporation Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Six Nations analysis: Three key areas from England 15-9 Scotland

first_img In late December 2015, England’s new head coach Eddie Jones was appraising the backroom staff in Stuart Lancaster’s World Cup group. As part of that process, as a consultant/analyst I was invited to preview England’s first opponent in the upcoming 2016 Six Nations tournament.I ended up writing three separate pieces for Eddie Jones, including a short report identifying three areas of the game which were likely to be key against Scotland. Those areas were:Effective high kicking game versus Scotland’s backfieldBall retention in the 13 channelNeutralising WP Nel at the scrumSo how did those areas work out in the game? As it turned out (and it doesn’t always turn out this way!), the research and analysis paid into these areas was decisive.England’s high kicking strategyEngland kicked a massive 41 times in total, but the key sub-section of the kicking game was the decision to kick high and contestably in midfield, outside the England exit zone. I found that Wales especially had achieved a lot of success in their 2015 Six Nations game against Scotland by kicking on to the Scotland backfield when it contained their full back Stuart Hogg and No 10 Finn Russell. In fact Russell had been yellow-carded in that match for a poorly-timed challenge on Dan Biggar while defending the high ball, and he was the main target.England put up 9 high contestable kicks at Murrayfield from positions anywhere between the two 40m lines – six were launched from the Scottish side of halfway – and they achieved 5 positive results.They scored their second try in the sequence immediately after a high ball repossession over Russell, created another prime attacking position at midfield on the Scotland 22 after a Scotland error on the receipt, and three other Scottish handling mistakes led to England scrums. That represented an excellent return on England’s investment so this area was a ‘win’.Ball retention in the 13 channel In the ten previous Scotland games I examined in the course of my reports, I found that 50% of their tries had been scored from turnover. Moreover, 42% had been generated by Scotland’s outside backs – number 13 Mark Bennett and their back three – mostly by interception. Bennett’s interception try against Australia in the World Cup quarter-final could and should have won that match for the Scots. It was clearly very hazardous to make the second or third pass successfully against Scotland without falling into the defensive traps they set in the 13 channel and beyond it! Jones’ solution was to keep the ball inside Scotland’s pressure off the edge with a big majority of one-pass or pick and go plays, and no offloads:One-pass plays – 57 (59%)Pick & Go plays – 19 (20%)2+ pass plays – 21 (21%)Offloads – 1On the charge: Billy Vunipola (photo by INPHO/Andrew Fosker)England’s attacking focus was very tight, with four out of every five carries being one-out or pick plays and no offloads to speak of. This not only made England’s No 8 Billy Vunipola by far the game’s key ball-carrier with 22 rumbles, it restricted Scotland to one interception, by Russell in the second half off a pass by England’s replacement scrum-half Ben Youngs. Scotland didn’t handle Vunipola well defensively at first receiver and they didn’t create any turnovers off the second pass or beyond, so this area was another conclusive England win.Neutralising WP Nel at the scrumThe third key area was neutralising Scotland’s South Africa-born tight-head Willem Nel at the scrum. Nel has had a huge impact on Scotland’s scrum, with Scotland winning 14 scrum penalties (nearly all on their own feed) since his debut in the summer warm-up against Italy. With 11 of those penalties, they were called on the loose-head directly opposing Nel. Add in England’s well-publicised problems at the World Cup against Australia and this could easily have become a platform off which Scotland could dominate the match.Scrum time (photo by INPHO/Cathal Noonan)In the event, with England either kicking the ball high or keeping it tight, Scotland made most of the errors in the game, which meant that England had 11 feeds to a mere one put-in for Scotland. This restricted Nel’s range of domination (although he still won two penalties) and allowed England to hang on well in the scrum. England won two penalties as opposed to four for Scotland, which included two at the base of the set-piece in situations where England had lost control. Not a win for England, but manageable – a losing draw.Conclusions Casting an eye: England head coach Eddie Jones (photo by INPHO/Andrew Fosker) This game proved the value of a sound knowledge of your opponent and showed how it can have a decisive influence on the outcome of a match. On the other hand, the result was no more than a solid 6 out of 10 for Eddie Jones’ England. Scotland made twice the number of line-breaks, beat more defenders and made more offloads, and they were never more than one score away right to the end. Looking forward to the sterner challenges ahead, England did not quite get the balance right. TheyKicked away too much ballWere probably too reluctant to make the second passDepend too heavily on Bill Vunipola to carry at first receiverStill show signs of fragility at scrum-time LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Demings announces grants for February

first_imgApplicants may apply to all three challenges but may only submit one application per competition.More Information: Air Toxics Ambient Monitoring – Environmental Protection AgencyAward Ceiling: $750,000Application Deadline: March 30, 2020Description: This notice announces the availability of funds and solicits applications for proposals for projects designed to assist state, local, and tribal air agencies in identifying and characterizing air toxics, also known as hazardous air pollutants (HAPs), through work that falls into one of four categories. Those categories are:Characterizing the impacts of air toxics in a community (community-scale monitoring);Assessing impacts of toxics emissions from specific sources (near-source monitoring);Evaluating new and emerging testing methods for air toxics; and,Analyzing existing air toxics data and developing or enhancing analytical, modeling, and/or implementation tools. Air toxics of particular interest to EPA in this solicitation include ethylene oxide, chloroprene, benzene, 1,3-butadiene, and metals such as hexavalent chromium, nickel, and arsenic. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here As your Representative in Congress, it is my privilege to deliver this newsletter with opportunities for federal grants in District 10.Grants are available to individuals, non-profit organizations, and state or local government entities.As you may know, federal funding is extremely competitive and limited in availability. It is my hope that this newsletter will be a helpful resource for you in the grants process.For more information about getting started and the application process, please visit, or contact Erin Waldron, my Director of Economic and Community Development, at 321-388-9808.Additional InformationAre you eligible for a federal grant?What are your next steps?Learn how to write grant applicationsMy office is here to assist you with any of your needs. Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 TAGSGrantsRep. Val Demings Previous articleApopka residents win big at Orlando Regional Realtor Association awards ceremonyNext article4 ways to protect yourself from disinformation Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR From the Office of Rep. Val Demings Please enter your name here The Anatomy of Fear Upcoming Grant Opportunities Recently Awarded in District 10 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Gulf States Regional Law Enforcement Technology Training and Technical Assistance Initiative – Department of JusticeRecipient: City of OrlandoAward: $101,120Description: The Bureau of Justice Assistance Gulf States Regional Law Enforcement Technology Assistance Initiative is an innovative new program designed to provide resources and technology to law enforcement jurisdictions within the five Gulf States (Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas) to assist with information and intelligence sharing to reduce crime and illegal drug trafficking. The grants awarded under this initiative are expected to enhance information and criminal intelligence sharing between local law enforcement agencies and their local fusion centers. Awardees under this initiative should also work toward sharing this type of information with federal and state agencies with the intention to reduce crime.Community Project Grant – National Endowment for the HumanitiesRecipient: Valencia College FoundationAward: $5,000Description: Florida Humanities, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, is funding Valencia College Foundation’s “#VotesForAll: The Power to Create a More Perfect Democracy” project. These funds will support multiple Central Florida based community forums about the importance of voting rights. These programs help preserve Florida’s rich cultural heritage, promote civic engagement, and foster connections among cultural organizations and community groups across the state. Events will be offered at Valencia College and other community sites and are open to students and the general public free of charge.Ryan White HIV Emergency Relief Program – Department of Health and Human ServicesRecipient: Orange County GovernmentAward: $2,100,000Description: The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program provides a comprehensive system of HIV primary medical care, essential support services, and medications for low-income people living with HIV who are uninsured and underserved. This funding is for local, community-based organizations to provide outpatient, ambulatory, family-centered primary and specialty medical care for women, infants, children and youth living with HIV. This funding may also be used to provide support services to people living with HIV and their affected family members. Nonprofit Security Grant Program – Department of Homeland SecurityAward Ceiling: $100,000Application Deadline: March 6, 2020Description: The Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) provides funding support for physical security enhancements and other security related activities to nonprofit organizations that are at high risk of a terrorist attack. NSGP seeks to integrate the preparedness activities of nonprofit organizations with broader state and local preparedness efforts. Nonprofit applications and required documents are due to the State Administrative Agency by Friday, March 6, 2020, 5:00PM (EST). Please email the Investment Justification and required documents to: [email protected] Information: to Firefighters Grant Program – Department of Homeland SecurityAward Ceiling: $9,000,000Application Deadline: March 13, 2020Description: The Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Grants Programs Directorate is responsible for the implementation and administrations of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. The purpose of the AFG Program is to enhance the safety of the public and firefighters with respect to fire and fire-related hazards. The program guidance document provides potential applicants with the details of the requirements, processing, and evaluation of an application for financial assistance for eligible activities.More Information: Veteran Entrepreneurship Training Program – Small Business AdministrationAward Ceiling: $300,000Application Deadline: March 19, 2020Description: The eligible applicants with established training programs provide entrepreneurship training to female veteran small business owners and entrepreneurs, to female transitioning service members and to spouses of veterans with outcomes that reflect new business starts, job creation/retention, and income generation that results in the establishment of and expansion of existing small firms owned by female veterans and spouses of veterans.More Information: to Scale Program – Concept Proposal – Department of CommerceAward Ceiling: $1,500,000Application Deadline: March 24, 2020Description: The Build to Scale Program invites organizations who are aiding companies in developing the next generation of technologies to apply for funding. These organizations may be operating initiatives to unlock investment capital across a region or sector, operating programs to accelerate company growth, empowering the next generation of entrepreneurs, and/or enabling technology commercialization. Under the Build to Scale Program, EDA is soliciting applications for three separate competitions:Venture Challenge,Capital Challenge, andIndustry Challenge. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Detailed descriptions of each of these topics are available in the application guide.More Information: for Active Shooter Situations (PASS) – Department of JusticeAward Ceiling: $8,600,000Application Deadline: March 31, 2020Description: Preparing for Active Shooter Situations (PASS) program funds that are used to provide scenario-based training that prepares officers and other first responders to safely and effectively handle active-shooter and other violent threats. The 2020 PASS program will fund an applicant to train at least 20,000 first responders through scenario-based, multi-disciplinary training classes. Detailed descriptions are available in the application guide.More Information: Infrastructure Investments – Department of TransportationAward Ceiling: $25,000,000Application Deadline: May 18, 2020Description: The Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020 provided $1 billion for National Infrastructure Investments. As with previous rounds, funds for the FY 2020 BUILD Transportation program are to be awarded on a competitive basis for projects that will have a significant local or regional impact. The Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020 states that not less than $15,000,000 will be used for planning, preparation, or design of projects eligible for funding. If this solicitation does not result in the award and obligation of all available funds, DOT may publish additional solicitations.More Information: office is here to assist you with any of your needs. Detailed descriptions of each of these topics are available in the application guide.More Information: Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act (LEMHWA) – Department of JusticeAward Ceiling: $350,000Application Deadline: March 31, 2020Description: Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act (LEMHWA) funds are used to improve the delivery of and access to mental health and wellness services for law enforcement through training and technical assistance, demonstration projects, and implementation of promising practices related to peer mentoring mental health and wellness programs. The 2020 LEMHWA program has been established to fund specific projects related to the following topic areas:Peer Support Implementation Projects;National Peer Support Program for Small and Rural Agencies;LEMHWA Coordinator Assistance Provider, andInvitational Applications. More Information: Policing Development (CPD) – Department of JusticeAward Ceiling: $1,500,000Application Deadline: March 31, 2020Description: Community Policing Development (CPD) funds are used to advance the practice of community policing in law enforcement agencies through training and technical assistance, demonstration projects, the development of innovative community policing strategies, guidebooks, and promising practices that are national in scope and responsive to the solicitation topic requirements. The 2020 CPD program has been established to fund specific projects related to the following topic areas:Law Enforcement Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation Program Toolkit;Recruiting the Next Generation of Officers and Deputies;Promising Practices in Law Enforcement Victim Support;Rural Law Enforcement Training Center;Managing High-Risk Law Enforcement Vehicular Pursuits;Implementing Successful Faith-Based Partnerships;Police Academy Innovations;Public Safety Implications of Driving Automation Systems for Motor Vehicles;Open Category; andInvitational Applications. Early Head Start – Child Care Partnership Grants – Department of Health and Human ServicesRecipient: Community Coordinated Care for Children, Inc.Award: $2,472,761Description: This Administration for Children and Families grant is awarded to public or private non-profit organizations, including community-based and faith-based organizations, or for-profit organizations that seek to provide a high-quality, comprehensive birth-to-five program incorporating both Head Start and Early Head Start funding, or to provide for Head Start only or Early Head Start only, to children and families residing in Osceola, Seminole, and Orange Counties, Florida.2020 Urban Area Security Initiative Grant – Department of Homeland SecurityAward: $2,800,000 – $3,500,000Description: The Urban Area Security Initiative program assists high-threat, high-density Urban Areas in efforts to build, sustain, and deliver the capabilities necessary to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from acts of terrorism. This grant is specifically for the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford Metropolitan Statistical Area. The final funding figure for this year will total between $2.8 and $3.5 million, with the final figure based on the alignment of local programs to the four national priority areas:CybersecuritySoft targets/crowded placesIntelligence and information sharingEmerging threatslast_img read more

Understanding Florida’s gambling laws

first_img Please enter your name here The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Photo by Heather Gill on Unsplash By DavidIn the US, gambling laws differ from state to state and are regulated by their own bodies. In this article, we look at Florida and their stance on this favorite pastime — and how other regions in the country compare.Land-based casinos and gamblingFlorida isn’t so different from other states where there are some fairly significant restrictions in place when it comes to land-based gambling. In Florida, the only places where casinos can operate legally are lands belonging to Native American tribes, with the most significant concentration of these found in the Seminole tribe. This is where Floridians need to go to visit regulated casinos. There’s a loophole to this, though, too.To get around this regulation, people in Florida were taking cruise ships out from Miami and into international waters. But since 2016 these have been banned as well, meaning that locals and visitors to Miami have to make-do with several pseudo-casinos.There’s also been a ban on greyhound racing in recent years; horse racing, however, is still legal. But only if bets are placed onsite. Participating in the state lottery is also legal with over 13,000 lottery retailers located across the state, initially approved back in 1986. Customers can choose from multi-state favorites or local games, as well as terminal games or scratch off tickets.But what about social gambling? That’s legal, as long as its in your residence, but there are still some stipulations as the game must be penny-ante. The games must be played in residences that are rented or owned by one of the participants. Players are limited to winning $10 per player per hand or entire game, which is pretty restrictive compared to other states.Gambling at online casinosGambling at online casinos in Florida is a bit of a tricky one. It’s not expressly prohibited for people to play at online casinos in Canada or other overseas territory. But it’s definitely not permitted either.Running an online casino that is based in the state of Florida, however, is completely illegal. If players want to play online using their tablet or smartphone, they must play on casinos that get the tick of approval that are hosted in other parts of the world.Gambling in the future in FloridaThere are many changes that will come for gamblers into the future. A ruling from the Supreme Court in 2018 meant that the outright ban on sports betting was not something that could be enforced at a federal level which gave states the power to decide for themselves whether or not they should open things up and let visitors to the state or their citizens place wagers on the outcome of events in sport.Florida however, along with several other states in the south, haven’t been too keen on this ruling. There is some ideological opposition to sports betting in these states, but there’s also some business reasons too. Gambling is regulated in Florida in a very specific way, and any changes to these regulations would upset some of the existing operators, especially those on tribal lands. There’s also an argument that making these changes would lead to a domino effect towards state-wide legalization, which would also potentially contribute to social problems that are associated with gambling, even if there are some taxation benefits.But things could be shifting. The Seminole Tribe is currently discussing with state legislators that may draft proposals on regulating mobile sports betting to make up for budget shortfalls. It’s a move for Florida that’s precedented by the state of New Jersey that allows online gambling to players of legal age. The Seminole Tribe of Florida are the owners of the Seminole Hard Rock and Casino – and they’re looking to pay for exclusive rights to sports betting online. This include $500 million for the first year and then another $700 million for every year thereafter for this exclusivity right.So will online gambling become fully legal in Florida?Time will tell. But the more people that enjoy gambling and online gaming [such as with 20free100 casino bonus] on their mobile phones and devices will certainly be pushing for this move for the lightening of gambling regulations in the state; especially as younger generations are getting into casino games both at land-based casinos and online.It’s likely we’ll see some moves in the future towards gambling legalization. There’s still a lot to do in terms of changing legislation – and perspectives – in the state. But the precedent in other states are there for Florida to follow. 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The Wallabies hit back with seven-try win over Italy

first_imgSunday Nov 10, 2013 The Wallabies hit back with seven-try win over Italy The Wallabies bounced back from Twickenham disappointment with a 50-20 seven-try mauling of Italy at the Stadio Olympico. Wing Nick Cummins scored twice as the tourists found their feet to make sure that Italy remained winless against them. Italy started well with a try to Luke Mclean, but the Wallabies came back strong and put in a good performance ahead of their meeting with Ireland in Dublin next weekend.“It was a really good scoreboard for us, particularly being 10-0 down – the guys worked through that and even in the end there we showed some character,” said Wallaby coach Ewen McKenzie.“We showed some potency in attack and worked hard through the game to score those points. So there was consistency there, and we had to work hard in defence at different times.”Cummins scored his first try just after half an hour, contributing to a 19-10 halftime lead.In the end Italy scored a late consolation try via new cap, former Springbok and Scotland hooker John Allan’s nephew, Tommy Allan, who made his debut for his country of birth.“After the first half, or at least the first 30 minutes, I saw some quality play from Italy. But we gave away errors cheaply and at the end of the day our defence certainly wasn’t up to the job,” said Italy coach Jaques Brunel, who lamented the hosts’ defensive effort.Italy host Fiji next weekend, while the Wallabies head to Dublin to face Ireland.ADVERTISEMENT 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 RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe 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. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Earth House / SAV Architecture + Design

first_imgCopyAbout this officeSAV Architecture + DesignOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsOn FacebookSiolimIndiaPublished on October 11, 2020Cite: “Earth House / SAV Architecture + Design” 10 Oct 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Manufacturers: Laufen, Bharat Floorings, Daikan, FCML, Gessi, Schueco India, Woodville India Houses CopyHouses, House Interiors•Siolim, India ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Area:  700 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs “COPY” Year:  Save this picture!© Fabien Charuau+ 29Curated by Hana Abdel Share Architects: SAV Architecture + Design Area Area of this architecture project Civil Contractor: Earth House / SAV Architecture + Design 2020 Projects “COPY” Earth House / SAV Architecture + DesignSave this projectSaveEarth House / SAV Architecture + Design ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Unitech Concrete Technologies Landscape Design: India ArchDaily Photographs:  Fabien Charuau Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Architect In Charge:SAV Architecture + DesignDesign Team:Amita Kulkarni, Anna Musychak, Dhrumil Mehta, Vikrant TikeDevelopers:Kriss RECity:SiolimCountry:IndiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Fabien CharuauRecommended ProductsKitchen Furniture / CountertopsEGGERSplashback PanelsKitchen Furniture / CountertopsApavisaSlabs – LinetopEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsText description provided by the architects. Situated along side a canal lined with coconut trees in the quaint village of Siolim, in North Goa, the Earth House is designed with earthy stone and teak wood textures, shaded courtyards around large existing trees and a large water pool around palms reflecting the gentle and rooted nature of our Earth. Fronting the canal, the earth house consists of long fluid bays that open towards it offering views of the quaint coconut palm filled water edge. The double height living room extends further into the landscape shaping a linear infinite pool while the other bays of the dining, bar and kitchen all extend to form louvred semi- open spaces creating a dissolved edge condition.Save this picture!© Fabien CharuauSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Fabien CharuauExisting old trees are preserved all around the house with internal courtyards shaped around them to give a truly outdoor and tropical mood within the interiors. The entrance to the house is through a custom crafted teak wood louvred door shaping a modern semi-open veranda and creating a warm, inviting feel into this large house through its perforated sunlight on the cool concrete floors. The internal courtyard adjacent to this veranda brings natural light and connection to outdoors while also creates a path to the double height living with its Fibonnaci style spiral stairs.Save this picture!© Fabien CharuauThe spiral stairs was designed as a sculptural element within this large double height space, and was crafted out of a spiraling white metal balustrade enhancing its floating and sculptural feel. Wooden treads create warmth whilst continuing the warm details found through the house. The double height living space overlooks the pool and with its slide and fold doors open the space to the coconut lined pool and surrounding landscape. Cane furniture and a green upholstered sofa reflect the sinuous architectural elements within the house as well as the tropical Goan craft and local materials. The wooden artwork wall on one side of the wall made of reused teak wood gives warmth to the entire space.Save this picture!© Fabien CharuauThe living spaces flow into the open plan dining and kitchen with its Goan- Portuguese cement flooring, local granite counters and overlook another courtyard that floods the space with natural light. The kitchen extends into an outdoor dining that sits within the outdoor landscape with its louvred semi-open pavilion like feel and raw wooden table and chairs. On the other side of living is a bar space that also opens up to the outdoor canal views and pool. These outdoor patios merge into the landscape and give plenty of semi-shaded spaces for the owners to enjoy a relaxed tropical evening overlooking the canal and tree-lined landscape.Save this picture!© Fabien CharuauSave this picture!Section BBSave this picture!© Fabien CharuauThe ground level bedrooms are designed to have internal courtyards around existing trees that bring soft light within . The upper bedrooms are connected to private terraces that give an expansive tropical view from them, connecting them to the surrounding trees. The materiality of cane and wood as well as the cool green and blue colors flow into the bedrooms too. All the bath spaces have a unique spatial experience and are naturally lit, expansive and made with simple concrete and natural stone tiles. Save this picture!© Fabien CharuauWith large overhangs and exposed concrete roofs , the house is designed to brace the Goan tropical rains. The inner courtyards around tall existing trees as the several louvred spaces keep the house passively cool and well ventilated in the tropical hot climate. Most of the glazing is double glazed and is oriented towards the north to allow minimal heat and direct sunlight into the house. The lines and forms of the Earth House are designed to connect constantly with its outdoors, bringing nature and all its coconut palm filled views in a modern, crafted and fluid manner.Save this picture!© Fabien CharuauProject gallerySee allShow lessElmhurst House / Rebecca Naughtin ArchitectSelected ProjectsThe Water House / CIA Design StudioSelected Projects Share SAV Architecture + Designlast_img read more

Journalist Yussef al-Bashir Musa freed

first_img SudanAfrica Sudan : Press freedom still in transition a year after Omar al-Bashir’s removal Coronavirus infects press freedom in Africa Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent March 29, 2020 Find out more News News April 10, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Sudan to go furthercenter_img Receive email alerts Organisation Yussef al-Bashir Musa, correspondent in Darfur province for the independent daily As-Sahafa,, was quietly freed on 21 August. He had been arrested on 28 July after reporting in the paper that a dozen students heading to a military training camp had been killed in a bus crash in Darfur province. He had been beaten and tortured during an earlier detention in May. Pressure to keep quiet about what happened during his latest detention may have led him not to tell his lawyer or Reporters Without Borders about his release.———————————————————————————–Police confiscate copies of daily, arrest provincial correspondentReporters Without Borders today condemned the confiscation by police on 29 July of all the copies of the independent daily As Sahafa and called for the release of the provincial reporter, Youssef Al Bashir Musa, who wrote the story that appears to have prompted the newspaper’s punitive seizure.”We demand Youssef Al Bashir Musa’s immediate release because of the threats to his safety, especially as he was previously tortured by the police,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard.In a report published in the newspaper on 28 July, Musa wrote that more than 10 students heading to a military training camp were killed in a bus crash on the road from Al-Fashir to Nyala in the western province of Darfur. The authorities denied the report the same day, and arrested Musa in Nyala, where he is based. The next day, they seized all 20,000 copies of As Sahafa after they were printed.The confiscation may also have been linked to another report in the newspaper the same day about a governor’s mediation between the national government in Khartoum and rebels in the west of the country. As Sahafa editor Adil Albaz said the authorities had issued a ban on any reporting on these mediation attempts.Musa, who has lost a leg, was previously arrested on 3 May after his newspaper ran a report he wrote about clashes in the Darfur region. While held he was beaten several times, in the course of which he was hit with a cudgel on the sole of his remaining foot. He was released on 25 May. RSF_en News April 6, 2020 Find out more SudanAfrica September 10, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist Yussef al-Bashir Musa freed Newslast_img read more