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Beds and couches dumped in rural area

first_img Pinterest The scene of the dumping incident A latest example of dumping saw couches and beds dumped close to the Laois/Carlow border.This latest incident occurred at Tinryland, and witnesses believe a trailer would have been required to dump the large quantity of items.Eoin Barry, Labour Party local area representative has highlighted the growing problem of illegal dumping.“Anyone living in a rural area has seen the increase in bags of rubbish and other household waste being dumped on the side of the road. This is a constant problem throughout Laois particularly in places like Rossmore and the Killeshin.“Just this weekend I came across significant dumping of couches, beds and other household items in Tinryland. If you can afford to replace these items, you can afford to dispose of them in an appropriate manner,” he said.“Communities around the county are working to improve their localities and keep them clean.Mess“Finally we are beginning to see investment tourism in the region, the last thing we need is people cutting corners and dumping large quantities of rubbish. In the expectation that other people will clean up their mess,” he said.The incident has been reported to the local authority, but Mr Barry believes those responsible for the incident didn’t leave anything behind which could lead to their identification.SEE ALSO – REVEALED: The top earning solicitors on the Legal Aid system Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp Council Twitter Facebook Community Previous articleDeaths in Laois – Tuesday, February 13, 2018Next articleCost of rental properties in Laois continues to surge David PowerA journalist for over 20 years, David has worked for a number of regional titles both as journalist and editor. From Tullamore he also works as a content editor for His heroes include Shane Lowry, Seamus Darby and Johnny Flahertycenter_img Beds and couches dumped in rural area Rugby Home News Community Beds and couches dumped in rural area NewsCommunity RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining Twitter By David Power – 13th February 2018 Laois County Council team up with top chef for online demonstration on tips for reducing food waste Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squadlast_img read more

MFDA to amend compliance exam process

first_imgJames Langton Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Conflicts, crypto, cyber risk: the year ahead in compliance The regulator notes that the changes to its financial compliance exam process are designed to “further integrate a risk-based methodology”. It also says that the factors used to assess a firm’s riskiness will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, and that it is possible for a firm’s examination cycle to change as a result. Additionally, the MFDA says that for Level 2/3 members whose financial compliance examination cycle is consistent with its sales compliance examination cycle, an integrated review will be performed. Where those cycles differ, separate examinations will be conducted, it notes. The regulator will also continue to perform targeted examinations that focus on specific issues, and will be reviewing monthly and annual financial filings routinely, it adds. Regulators aim to root out pandemic-driven liquidity issues SEC examines rules for inter-fund tradingcenter_img Related news Keywords ComplianceCompanies Mutual Fund Dealers Association The Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (MFDA) is planning changes to its compliance examination process to make it more risk-based. In a compliance bulletin issued today the MFDA says that, starting in January 2014, it will perform routine financial compliance examinations of its Level 4 members on either a one or two-year cycle, and on its Level 2&3 members on either a two or four-year cycle. The frequency of these exams will be “based on an assessment of risk factors specifically relating to financial matters of the firm”. Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

RBC’s iPhone app now makes it easier for clients to contact advisors

first_img Toronto-based Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) has updated its mobile application for Apple Inc.’s iOS devices to make it much easier for clients to contact one of the bank’s financial advisors. Wealthsimple’s peer-to-peer app goes national Keywords Mobile applications and devicesCompanies Royal Bank of Canada Digital identity verification comes to Canadian financial institutions IE Staff Clients can now contact an advisor by tapping the “call” button in the app to contact an advisor, skipping the phone menu altogether, the update note says. Furthermore, clients can now schedule a call-back from an advisor as well. Version 5.4 of the app also addresses some bugs and improves overall performance. Photo copyright: RBC Royal Bank Share this article and your comments with peers on social media RBC adds AI-powered budgeting feature to mobile app Related news Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Canada Revenue Agency suspends online services after cyberattacks

first_img The Canada Revenue Agency expects online services to be fully restored by Wednesday after fraudsters used thousands of pilfered usernames and passwords to obtain government services.About 5,600 CRA accounts were targeted in what the federal government describes as “credential stuffing” schemes, in which hackers used passwords and usernames from other websites to access Canadians’ revenue agency accounts. Keywords Fraud,  Coronavirus Virtual meetings to continue post-pandemic in B.C. The suspension of CRA’s online services comes as many Canadians are relying on the revenue agency’s website to access financial support related to the Covid-19 pandemic.People can still apply for benefit programs including the Canada Emergency Student Benefit and the Canada Emergency Response Benefit by calling 1-800-959-8281, said Annette Butikofer, chief information officer of the revenue agency.In addition, employers can apply for the latest wage subsidy as planned, she said during a briefing Monday on the cyberattacks.“We know employers are counting on these funds.”The government is advising Canadians to use unique passwords for all online accounts and to check for suspicious activity.Federal officials have been grappling for the last week with the credential stuffing attacks, made possible through information that was previously stolen from non-government accounts.The technique, often beginning with huge caches of usernames and passwords found in the darker reaches of the Internet, takes advantage of peoples’ tendency to reuse passwords.Fraudsters then use automated web bots to hammer websites with various credentials until they hit upon the right combination and get in, said Marc Brouillard, acting chief information officer of Canada.Once in, the attacker can take over these accounts and steal personal information or undertake activities as that user, he told the briefing.The first of three attacks in the last week took aim at the GCKey service, which is used by about 30 federal departments and allows Canadians to access services like the My Service Canada account.By using the previously stolen usernames and passwords, the perpetrators were able to fraudulently acquire about 9,000 of the some 12 million GCKey accounts, one-third of which accessed federal services and are being further examined for suspicious activities, Brouillard said.Affected GCKey accounts were cancelled, and the government is contacting users whose credentials were compromised with instructions on how to obtain a new GCKey.Separately, CRA’s system was hit by credential stuffing attacks. The perpetrators were able to use previously hacked credentials to access the CRA portal. They were also able to exploit a vulnerability that allowed them to bypass the CRA security questions and get into thousands more accounts.In addition, early Saturday morning, the CRA portal was directly targeted with a large amount of traffic trying to attack the services through credential stuffing.“Out of an abundance of caution the CRA portal was shut down to contain the attack and implement measures to protect CRA services,” Brouillard said.Credential stuffers are difficult to detect because they are not trying to sneak through a back door, he said.“They are applying credentials just like normal users. So it’s very hard to detect that pattern from all of the good traffic. But we have systems to monitor and look for these behaviours and identify when patterns don’t seem to make sense and that’s how this particular (attack) was identified.”The government is looking at greater use of two-factor authentication, where a user trying to log in to a system enters not only a password but receives a message with a code or link they must act on before being allowed in.But putting this in place for all programs could be challenging, Brouillard suggested.“We also have to worry about making our systems accessible and easy to use, so it is a balancing act,” he said. “We’re looking at ways of strengthening our systems to be able to address these issues.”Several federal agencies are investigating the incidents and since their work is ongoing, nothing will be said about the suspected perpetrators, said Scott Jones, head of Canadian Centre for Cyber Security.The RCMP was notified of unusual activity Tues., Aug. 11, Butikofer said.“The confidence and trust that individuals and businesses have in the CRA are the cornerstones of Canada’s tax system,” she said.She said the revenue agency’s teams have been “working around the clock to resolve these issues and protect the confidential information of Canadians.”Accounts of affected individuals have been revoked and letters have been sent to these people, she added.Asked during the briefing if the government would apologize, Brouillard sidestepped the question.“It’s not a matter of being sorry or not sorry,” he said. “Of course, this is not something we want to happen. But we are reacting to those attackers and addressing them and mitigating those services as much as possible. And that does include supporting Canadians.”An expression of regret did, however, come from Lori MacDonald, chief operating officer at Service Canada.“Certainly we apologize for any inconvenience on behalf of the government of Canada caused to any of our clients,” she told the briefing.All CRA My Account users are encouraged, once services have been reactivated, to enable email notifications as a security measure, Butikofer said. This allows taxpayers to be contacted by email if their address or direct-deposit information has been changed on CRA records.“These notifications act as an early warning to Canadians of potentially fraudulent activity on their accounts.” Jim BronskillCanadian Press Technology security concept. Modern safety digital background. Protection system vska/123RF Desjardins posted big gains in Q1 Covid vaccine-sharing discussions to dominate G7 summit talks Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Related news Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

FCA consults on rules for foreign firms

first_img Regulators must avert looming irrelevance: IAP Related news James Langton The consultation aims to assess how the unique risks of international firms can be mitigated, and when a foreign firm should become authorized as a U.K.-incorporated firm.“With the Brexit transition period due to end on [December 31 2020], firms that have registered for temporary permission will need to consider plans for full authorisation,” said Nausicaa Delfas, executive director international at the Financial FCA.“Today we are setting out our expectations for the future authorisation and supervision of international firms, to ensure appropriate protection for users of financial services,” Delfas added.The deadline for submissions to the consultation is Nov. 27.“International firms are a key contributor to the success of the UK financial services market. This consultation will give [European] and [non-European] firms a chance to feedback on our future approach to the regulation of international firms,” Delfas said. With the deadline for Brexit looming, the U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is launching a consultation on the future regulation of international firms operating in the U.K.The FCA said that it is expecting to see an increase in the number of international firms seeking registration in the U.K. as it prepares to leave the European Union (EU) — including both EU firms and other international financial firms. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Keywords RegulationCompanies Financial Conduct Authority Brexit Regulators issue new reporting guidance on systems outages SEC charges five in US$2-billion crypto trading scheme Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

CCI approves ROC Investment’s stake buy in Star Health

first_img Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” CCI approves ROC Investment’s stake buy in Star Health Read Article The proposed transaction involves the acquisition of up to 2.39 per cent of the equity share capital of Star Health from Snowdrop CapitalFair trade regulator CCI has approved the acquisition of up to 2.39 per cent stake in Star Health and Allied Insurance Company by ROC Star Investment Trust under the green channel route. The green channel is an automatic system for speedy approval for certain categories of mergers and acquisitions. The proposed transaction involves the acquisition of up to 2.39 per cent of the equity share capital of Star Health from Snowdrop Capital. After the completion of the proposed combination, ROC will have certain rights, including non-control conferring veto rights in Star Health, CCI said in a release. The proposed combination has been approved under the green channel concept.Star Health is a general insurer. It is involved in the business of health insurance and deals in personal accident, mediclaim and overseas travel insurance as well. The company operates its business of selling policies through licensed intermediaries such as corporate agents, brokers and insurance agents in India. ROC Star Investment is an investment vehicle managed by ROC Capital, an Australian investment management company. MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals News Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Share Add Comment Related Posts The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app CCIROC Star Investment TrustSnowdrop CapitalStar Health Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Comments (0) By Press Trust of India on January 10, 2020 last_img read more

Li leads McIlroy by one headed into Dubai Sunday

first_imgDUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Rory McIlroy was within sight of a first title in 17 months after the third round of the Dubai Desert Classic where he lay only one shot behind surprise leader Li Haotong on Saturday. McIlroy, who finished his second round in the morning, surprisingly struggled for the first time in seven rounds into his comeback from a three-month layoff, and was 1 over par at the turn in the third round. The four-time major champion then recovered with three birdies and an eagle on the back nine for a 4-under 68 and 19 under, overall, that put him one behind Li. Li, in the leader group with McIlroy, shot a bogey-free 64 at Emirates Golf Club. Li, the highest ranked Chinese male player in the world at No. 60, produced a brilliant display of iron play and putting to be in great position to add to his only previous European Tour win, the 2016 China Open. He needed just 24 putts to complete his round, and said: ”It’s going to be fun out there tomorrow.” McIlroy’s last win was in August 2016 at the Tour Championship, and he was impressed by Li. Full-field scores from the Omega Dubai Desert Classic ”He holed everything he sort of needed to,” McIlroy said. ”I know that if he continues to play like that, he will be tough to beat, but I feel like if I play my game, I’ve got a good chance. ”I showed that even when I didn’t have my best stuff, I was able to battle around and get in with a decent score. So hopefully, I have a bit of a better game tomorrow.” On another low-scoring day, Alex Levy of France made a hole-in-one in a round of 65, a score which was matched by playing partner Haydn Porteous of South Africa. The duo was tied for third, three behind the leader at 17 under par. Levy was making a stunning run and reached the top of the leaderboard briefly before falling back with consecutive bogeys on 15 and 16. That run included a hole in one on the par-3 fourth hole with a 9-iron shot from 171 yards. Porteous joined him with three birdies in his last three holes. The low round of the day was a 9-under 63 by Andy Sullivan of England, who moved to fifth on the leaderboard at 16 under.last_img read more

Monday Scramble: Wait lifting

first_imgAngela Stanford cries tears of joy, the PGA Tour season comes to a close, Tadd Fujikawa comes out, Sang-Moon Bae finds his form and more in this week’s edition of the Monday Scramble: Even Angela Stanford was surprised Sunday. On tour since 2001, the 40-year-old Stanford hadn’t won in six years or really contended in months, but she was the one who left France with a trophy – in her 76th career major start, as the second-oldest, first-time major winner. “I have no idea what just happened,” she said. It wasn’t hard to see how much the Evian title meant to her. After years of uncertainty, she’d finally reached the mountaintop, just as it appeared that her steady but unspectacular career would end without a crowning achievement. “God’s funny,” she said through tears afterward. “He catches you off-guard just when you think that maybe you’re done. I don’t think I could have asked for it any other way.” Either could the LPGA, as one of the most popular American players finally got her due. 1. Stanford lost an 18-hole playoff at the 2003 U.S. Women’s Open and racked up a dozen other top-10s in majors throughout the years. But still no wins. That all changed Sunday, when she surged into the lead with an eagle-3 on the 15th hole (followed immediately by an ugly double on 16). She bounced back to birdie 17 and narrowly missed on the final hole. Her final-round 68 was just enough. For more on Stanford’s stirring win, read colleague Randall Mell’s column.  2. Here’s guessing Stanford now has this low, hooking 3-wood – which rolled out to 8 feet and set up her go-ahead eagle – on a loop in her mind: Your browser does not support iframes. 3. Part of the surprise afterward was that Stanford shouldn’t have been the one who walked away the winner.  It should have been Amy Olson.  The small-town girl, who dominated the college golf scene when she starred at tiny North Dakota State, appeared on the verge of scoring her first major title at the Evian. She came to the home hole needing only a par to win. Then she hooked her drive into the left rough. Then she couldn’t escape the tall stuff. Then she hacked out onto the front of the green, raced her par putt 6 feet past and missed the comebacker to lose by one. It was the kind of nervy finish you’d expect from a player who hadn’t been in that position before. Not only had she never won on tour, but it was her first 54-hole lead.   “It’s disappointing to finish like that,” she said. And it’s a blown major she’ll remember for a long time. 4. Here are the top 5 players who – all together now – control their own destiny at the Tour Championship, meaning if they win at East Lake, they also capture the season-long FedExCup title: 1.) Bryson DeChambeau 2.) Justin Rose 3.) Tony Finau 4.) Dustin Johnson 5.) Justin Thomas DeChambeau and Rose are interesting cases, as the top two seeds who mathematically have the best chances of claiming the cup. DeChambeau is making his first career start at East Lake; Rose, meanwhile, has never won in Atlanta but he finished second in 2013 and has five consecutive top-10 finishes there. Hmmm. 5. If you’re sinister (like me!), you’re rooting for Tony Finau this week. Sure, he’s a great dude and a helluva player, but there exists a scenario in which he could win the cup without winning a tournament all year. And, as the 3 seed, it’s not totally unrealistic. According to the tournament projections, he has a “reasonable chance” of winning with a T-2 finish, and he can finish as low as a two-way tie for third and still have a mathematical chance of winning, depending on how those around him perform. 6. The scenarios for Tiger Woods, in the 20th spot, are more extensive. He needs to win the Tour Championship and get some help: DeChambeau finishes T-15 or worse; Rose finishes three-way 5th or worse; Finau finishes T-3 or worse; Johnson finishes in a three-way tie for second or worse; Thomas finishes in a three-way tie for second or worse; and Keegan Bradley finishes T-2 or worse. Woods hasn’t played East Lake since 2013, but he has two wins and four runner-ups there. The way he’s striking his irons, he has a chance anywhere he tees it up. 7. Perhaps it’s a sign of progress that former teen star Tadd Fujikawa came out this week – he’s believed to be the first professional male golfer to publicly declare that he’s gay – and hardly anyone in the ultra-conservative golf world seemed particularly shocked or moved by it. Fujikawa, who qualified for the 2006 U.S. Open as a 15-year-old, described his struggle late last year with depression and anxiety. Here’s hoping his courageous reveal helps give him some inner peace.    “I spent way too long pretending, hiding and hating who I was,” Fujikawa said. “I was always afraid of what others would think/say. I’ve struggled with my mental health for many years because of that and it put me in a really bad place. Now I’m standing up for myself and the rest of the LGBTQ community in hopes of being an inspiration and making a difference in someone’s life.” 8. If you wondered whether Sangmoon Bae could regain his form after taking off two years in his athletic prime to fulfill his duties in the South Korean military, well, there’s your answer. It was a rotten return to the Tour for Bae, who lost his card after finishing 202nd on the FedExCup points list. Sent back to the minor leagues for the Tour Finals, and needing only a few thousand dollars at the Albertsons Boise Open to regain his card, he won the tournament and now is in line to secure fully exempt status for 2018-19 as the Finals money leader. Think about that: Bae was a two-time Tour winner, gave up the game for TWO YEARS and then found his form again. Good stuff. Along with the reemergence of Hunter Mahan, the Finals (which concludes this week with the season-ending Tour Championship) has produced a few feel-good stories this year. Phil Mickelson always has plenty of eyeballs on him, but the pressure for him to perform in Paris is ratcheted up even more with the emergence of Xander Schauffele, who many thought deserved the final Ryder Cup captain’s pick. So Lefty is pulling out all of the stops. In a short video posted on Twitter, his new favorite medium, Mickelson showed that he was training for the upcoming Ryder Cup by … doing some long-range sniper shooting? It’s an exercise, apparently, that slows his heart rate. If it means winning two points in Paris, hey, whatever works, man.   This week’s award winners …  Whoops: Player of the Year debate. Trying to inject some much-needed drama into the season finale, the Tour’s official Twitter account last week wrote that the Player of the Year race is still “far from decided.” To which Justin Thomas responded: Best Major Performer: Ariya Jutanugarn. The Thai star won the Annika Award, which recognizes the player with the best results in the majors each year. She won the U.S. Women’s Open and also tied for fourth at the ANA and Women’s British. Own It: Anders Albertson. Albertson almost won the Albertsons Boise Open. You can’t make this stuff up. What Could Have Been: Chris Wood. At the European Tour’s KLM Open he recorded his THIRD runner-up of the year, falling just short of Ashun Wu. Round of Applause: Jordan Spieth. Incredible achievement and gesture by the 25-year-old.  Still Ballin’: Matt Wolff. Two events, two wins for the Oklahoma State star. It’s all coming together for a player who’s just getting cooking. Or Is It The Opposite?: Thomas Pieters. In an interview reflecting on the raucous atmosphere at the 2016 Ryder Cup, Pieters (who went 4-1) said that Americans golf fans “can’t drink” and that contributed to some of the ridiculous fan behavior at Hazeltine. Oh, no, Thomas – Americans can drink, all right. It’s that many can’t handle their beer after starting at 7 a.m. Big difference.last_img read more

Garda Crime Slot on Tuesday December 8th

first_img Twitter Previous articleGovernment must seize opportunities for North West – IbecNext articleValuable oyster bags stolen at Inch Island admin This morning, Garda Sean Sweeney joined Donal for the Community Garda Slot on the Nine til Noon Show.He began by outlining the details of a criminal damage incident in Ballybofey……….Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By admin – December 8, 2020 Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme 9til12Homepage BannerNews Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic center_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Garda Crime Slot on Tuesday December 8th Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows last_img read more

Strabane PSNI investigate A5 collision

first_img Google+ By News Highland – July 30, 2019 Strabane PSNI investigate A5 collision Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Twitter Facebook Facebook Previous articleDevine, Parkhouse and Sloggett react to Derry’s win over WaterfordNext articleGovernment must intensify Brexit planning – Carthy News Highland center_img Google+ WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Police in Strabane are investigating a road traffic collision which occurred along the main A5 Victoria Road at the junction with the Cloughcor Road at around  17.45 on Friday 26th July 2019 between a Black Peugeot 206 and a green John Deere tractor that was towing a blue and yellow silage trailer.Police are keen to speak with the driver of the tractor, the driver is described as being in his early to mid 20’s with brown hair and of skinny buildPolice would also like to speak with anyone who witnessed this collision particularly anyone who may have caught it on dash-cam .Please contact police on 101 quoting reference number 1561 of 26/07/2019 if you can assist in any way.last_img read more

State Wildlife Officials Want You to Go Fish

first_img Share For Whom The Bell Rings Add to My List In My List The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) really wants you to go fish, so it has beefed up its fishing tackle loaner program.You can now borrow fishing tackle, for free, at 25 different state parks and historic sites.The state’s sports fish restoration program makes it possible according to Melissa Cummings of the DNR’s wildlife resources division. “It’s a program that allows funds that come from a federal excise tax that’s placed on fishing equipment and related items to fishing equipment,” says Cummings. “And then those are directed back to benefit recreational anglers. And the way that money comes to Georgia is based on things like paid sporting licenses.”The loaner tackle is free, but you will have to pay for a license. A three-day fishing license currently costs $3.50. If you are under 16 years of age, the license is free.You can find out which sites are participating at Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility Related Stories ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Partylast_img read more

Georgia Set To Ease Rules For Craft Beer Brewers

first_imgAdd to My List In My List The Georgia Department of Revenue has issued new proposed regulations for the state’s growing craft beer industry.Georgia is proposing to again allow breweries to sell tours of their facilities at different prices based on the quality and amount of beer customers receive as “free souvenirs,” The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.It’s a return to a deal that craft brewers thought they’d reached after legislation passed in 2015. SB 63 took effect in July and allowed brewers to provide customers with up to 72 ounces of beer to take home if they purchased a facility tour.Months later, Revenue issued a new set of regulations that seemed to reverse course. After an uproar from brewers and some lawmakers, all sides came to an agreement in January to ease the rules. For Whom The Bell Rings Related Stories Share Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Partylast_img read more

Ukie launches industry-specific online wiki

first_img 0Sign inorRegisterto rate and replySign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now. Ukie launches industry-specific online wikiUkiepedia is free resource of games industry facts, insight, resources and linksHaydn TaylorSenior Staff WriterFriday 20th March 2020Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleUKIEUK trade body UKIE has this week launched its own version of an industry-specific Wikipedia. Ukiepedia is a free repository of games industry facts, insight, resources and links; though a UK trade body product, it is a resource for the global industry.The online resource was launched ahead of schedule in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and includes a dedicated page to help game companies during the pandemic. “This resource was originally planned to release with our new website but, given the recent coronavirus situation, we have brought forward this launch as we believe it will be a useful tool for our sector, as a one-stop-shop for information,” said UKIE. The wiki compiles a broad range of information and insights, such as worldwide metrics, economic figures, investment and diversity, along with dedicated pages to individual sectors such as esports and virtual reality. It also serves as a repository for full and summarised industry reports such as annual UK market valuations, BFI Screen Business, and the UK Games Industry Census 2020 report. Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games Unlike the entirely open source Wikiepedia, UKIE’s new wiki offering is maintained and moderated by the trade body itself, and all posts are verified by its team. As an ongoing project, UKIE is soliciting community help to further develop the resource; suggestions on how to grow the archive can be made via the Ukiepedia Submission Form.”There are still many places where we can improve Ukiepedia and where further information, or even new pages can be added,” said UKIE. “We fully intend for Ukiepedia to always be an evolving resource, as our industry and our business needs are always changing, and want you to be able to support that.” Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesPandemic drives UK games market to record £7bn yearSpending on video games products and culture rose 30%, topping 2018 record by more than £1 billionBy James Batchelor A month agoGovernment funding helps UK games firms create hundreds of job placementsUKIE and Into Games working with 45 companies to get young people back into work during pandemicBy James Batchelor 2 months agoLatest comments (1)Keldon Alleyne Strategic Keyboard Basher, Avasopht DevelopmentA year ago Wow, just learned about the Digital Schoolhouse project via the wiki.Brilliant!last_img read more

Feds investigating whether Jussie Smollett played a role in sending threatening letter sent to ‘Empire’ studios addressed to him

first_imgtupungato/iStock(CHICAGO) — The FBI and the US Postal Inspection Service are currently investigating whether Jussie Smollett played a role in sending a threatening letter addressed to him at “Empire’s” Chicago studio prior to the alleged attack, two federal officials confirm to ABC News.The accusation, made by the two brothers who were persons of interest, has not been confirmed.The letter, which was sent Jan. 22, is currently in the FBI crime lab for analysis, one of the sources said.The latest in this ever-changing story comes hours after the two brothers claimed they helped Smollett concoct the alleged assault after he became upset that a letter threatening him, sent to the “Empire” show’s studio, did not get enough attention, sources told ABC News on Monday.Olabinjo and Abimbola Osundairo have also told investigators that Smollett paid them to help him orchestrate and stage the Jan. 29 attack that he said occurred near his Chicago apartment, sources said.Detectives are actively investigating the account of Olabinjo and Abimbola Osundairo, but thus far police have not independently verified the allegations, a law enforcement official briefed on the investigation told ABC News.The Osundairo brothers agreed to cooperate with authorities after detectives confronted them with evidence that they bought the rope — allegedly used in an attack that Smollett described to police as laced with racial and homophobic slurs — at a Chicago hardware store, sources said.No one has been charged in connection with the case.A spokesperson for Smollett said Monday the actor’s attorneys are keeping an active dialogue going with Chicago police on behalf of the actor.Smollett told police that on Jan. 29, he was walking on a street near his apartment when he was attacked by two men. The attackers allegedly shouted racist and homophobic slurs before hitting him, pouring “an unknown chemical substance” on him — possibly bleach — and wrapping a rope around his neck, he told detectives.“As a victim of a hate crime who has cooperated with the police investigation, Jussie Smollett is angered and devastated by recent reports that the perpetrators are individuals he is familiar with,” Smollett attorneys Todd Pugh and Victor Henderson said in a separate statement Saturday. “He has now been further victimized by claims attributed to these alleged perpetrators that Jussie played a role in his own attack. Nothing is further from the truth and anyone claiming otherwise is lying.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Race for EHF EURO 2018: Buzzer-beater in Baia Mare!

first_imgLeave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Related Items: ShareTweetShareShareEmail ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsSerbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina celebrated important away wins at Round 3 of the Men’s EHF EURO 2018 qualificatons on Thursday. Serbs won by Petar Nenadic buzzer-beater in Romanian Baia Mare 23:22 for the first defeat of Xavi Pascual on domestic bench.Belarus smashed Poland 32:23 in the same Group 2.STANDINGS:Romania 4Belarus 4Serbia 4Poland 0Bosnia and Herzegovina beat Finland 32:27 in away match to catch the train for Croatia after Spain won in Austria 30:29STANDINGS:Spain 6Austria 2Finland 2BiH 2Portugal stayed in the race with 27:25 win n Switzerland, after Slovenian debacle in front of 10.000 fans against Germany 23:32.STANDINGS:Germany 6Slovenia 3Portugal 3Switzerland 0Lithuania also dream big after win over Norway in November, another one came in Belgium 33:29.STANDINGS:France 4Norway 4Lithuania 4Belgium 0Macedonia beat Iceland 30:25 with new coach Raul Gonzales, but the same “killer” – Kiril Lazarov, who scored 11 goals for the winners in Skopje. Previously, Ukraine beat Czech Republic 26:23.STANDINGS:Ukraine 4Macedonia 4Iceland 2Czech Republic 2 Click to commentlast_img read more

Berlusconi indicted over judicial corruption charges

first_img Also On POLITICO Opinion Will Italian populism save Europe? By Alberto Alemanno Political science A tale of two Italies By Tito Boeri Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was indicted by a Milan court on Monday for accusations of corruption in judicial acts and false testimonies.The Forza Italia party leader is accused of paying women to lie on the stand at a previous trial over an underage alleged prostitute nicknamed Ruby, according to Italian news agency ANSA. Berlusconi was originally convicted for paying for sex with Ruby, but was later acquitted because he said he did not know her age.Four other women face the same charges of judicial corruption, all of whom were guests at Berlusconi’s so-called bunga bunga parties.last_img read more