Interest rates to stay at 0.5 per cent

first_img Share Interest rates to stay at 0.5 per cent Tags: NULL THE Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee has voted to keep interest rates unchanged and make no new quantitative easing purchases in its December monthly meeting.The decision is in line with market expectations. None of more than 60 economists polled by Reuters last week expected a change to the 0.5 per cent interest rate and £200bn of bond purchases that have been in place since February.Despite a bailout for neighbouring Ireland, the UK’s economic outlook has changed little since November’s MPC meeting.Manufacturing activity has been strong following robust overall GDP growth of 0.8 per cent in the third quarter, but consumer price inflation has risen further above its two per cent target, to 3.2 per cent. The BoE will not publish details of the MPC’s vote or discussion until December 22, but most economists expect a repeat of last month’s three-way policy split.MPC member Andrew Sentance has said since November’s meeting that he still saw a need to raise interest rates, while his dovish counterpart Adam Posen reiterated his call for an extra £50bn of asset-buying.Most economists do not expect rates to rise until late 2011, and only see more printing of new money if looming government spending cuts cause a bigger-than-expected economic slowdown next year.The BoE forecast last month that it would take until early 2012 for inflation to return to target, in part because value-added tax on most goods and services will rise by 2.5 percentage points in January. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was The Dream Girl In The 90s, This Is Her NowMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldHealthyGem”My 600-lb Life” Star Dropped 420 Pounds, See Her NowHealthyGemZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Herald Thursday 9 December 2010 7:23 am center_img Read This NextFresh Fruit Sushi: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCreamy Pumpkin Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily Proof’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofA Once in 17 Years Cicada Event in Princeton, New JerseyFamily Proof whatsapp whatsapp Show Comments ▼ alison.lock last_img read more

Sinn Féin calls for new laws to tackle problem gambling

first_img21st November 2018 | By contenteditor Stormont MLA Catherine Kelly argues legislative change is needed to protect minors and vulnerable people Northern Ireland political party Sinn Féin has called for the introduction stricter legislation for online gaming to help protect minors and the vulnerable from developing gambling-related problems. Catherine Kelly (centre of picture), Member of the Legislative Assembly and Sinn Féin’s spokesperson for children and young people, made the plea in response to a new UK Gambling Commission report into young people and gambling. Kelly criticised Northern Ireland’s current gambling legislation in Northern Ireland as being too old and complex. She added that technological developments mean the laws are no longer fit for purpose. The 2005 Gambling Act that covers the other countries in the UK does not extend to Northern Ireland. Instead, gambling in the country is regulated under the Betting, Gaming, Lotteries and Amusements (Northern Ireland) Order 1985. As it was implemented in 1985, many years before igaming became available in the UK and Northern Ireland, the Order does not include any reference to online or mobile gambling. The Order’s section on young people only refers to people under 18 not being allowed into a licensed office. “Online gambling has become more accessible for children and young people who can now access gambling online without having to leave their homes,” Kelly said. “I am concerned at the use of persuasive advertising and promotion on gambling which is undoubtedly attracting more young people to take in betting and gambling.” Published earlier today (November 21), the UKGC report said around 39% of minors had gambled using their own money during the past 12 year. Findings were based on a survey of 2,865 11 to 16 year-olds in the UK. The report also found 14% of youngsters had gambled using their own money in the past week. If this rate was consistent across all 11 to 16 year-olds in the UK, it would suggest 450,000 children in the age bracket were gambling. Kelly also raised concerns about the current verification systems that are in place for online gaming. She noted that that under current legislation people could gamble for up to 72 hours without verifying their identify. However the UK regulator is already taking action to enhance age verification checks as part of its efforts to ensure that minors cannot access regulated forms of gambling. The Gambling Commission report found 5% of those surveyed claimed to have spent their own money gambling online in the past year. However, this fell to 1% that said they had done so in the past week. This also included gambling-style games, such as social casino titles, with 13% saying they had tried these products.Image: Sinn Féin AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address Regions: UK & Ireland Topics: Legal & compliance Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Sinn Féin calls for new laws to tackle problem gambling Legal & compliance Tags: Online Gamblinglast_img read more

ABC Motors Company Limited ( 2016 Abridged Report

first_imgABC Motors Company Limited ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2016 abridged results.For more information about ABC Motors Company Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ABC Motors Company Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ABC Motors Company Limited (  2016 abridged results.Company ProfileABC Motors Company Limited markets, distributes and repairs automobiles as well as offering motor spares within the company’s offered services. The company is a subsidiary of ABC Group and is headquartered in Port-Louis, Mauritius. ABC Motors Company Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img

Video of the Day – Dylan Hartley quick fire questions

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Walking Dead Coming to Universal

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Previous articleEaster Services In and Near ApopkaNext articleApopka Municipal Elections – Precinct Results Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Zombies will be invading Universal Studios Hollywood this summer. Universal recently announced a permanent exhibit of the hit TV show “The Walking Dead” walk-thru attraction reports,EW.The attraction opens in summer 2016 and the addition comes just months after the park’s game-changing Wizarding World of Harry Potter opens in April.As described in press notes, The Walking Dead attraction is significantly more intense than its Halloween iteration; the stomach-churning walk-through experience will boast “authentic walker make-up effects, sophisticated animatronic walkers, substantially more detailed set design and costuming, and highly recognizable props replicated from the series.The creative team at Universal Hollywood has partnered with TWD producer, director, and all-around effects guru Greg Nicotero (as well as his company, KNB Efx) to bring the show’s zombie verdigris to real life for the maze and its patrons.A new custom-built structure will house the new addition to the theme park, just inside the main entryway. According to Universal Studios Hollywood president Larry Kurzweil, The Walking Dead marks the latest portion of a whopping 75 percent of new territory that has taken over the park in the last five years. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Partner with the Billie Dean Project and help to make this…

first_img To donate to the Billie Dean Project, go here.“An unexpected icon: The life and times of Billie Dean”  Apopka Commissioner Billie Dean is an icon of the community. He served on the City Council for 24 years and retired in 2018 as the vice mayor of Apopka – the city he loves.  Prior to his political career, Mr. Dean was a teacher in the Orange County school system, including terms at Phillis Wheatley and Apopka High School. He was beloved by his students, many of whom are community leaders today.Apopka Commissioner Billie Dean  Mr. Dean also served in the military during the Korean War, earning the Bronze Star for his heroism on the battlefield while a member of the US Army. Mr. Dean lived through a tumultuous time in American history that saw his family flee their home in northern Florida to avoid the threat of a lynching. His story is an unlikely tale of hard work, determination, perseverance and ultimately success in an era that did not see many blacks prosper. It would be a shame to see this story of a true Apopka hero fade away. With that in mind Reggie Connell, Managing Editor and Publisher of The Apopka Voice, has been given permission by Mr. and Mrs. Dean to write his biography, which is in the beginning stages and entitled:“An unlikely icon: The life and times of Apopka Commissioner Billie Dean”This is the first in a series of biographies to honor the men that shaped Apopka by remembering the amazing lives they led, their success, and service to their community.As with anything, there are expenses in writing a book, and the project is offering Apopka businesses as well as the community who know and love Mr. Dean the opportunity to sponsor this project.In return, you or your business will be featured in excerpts of the book, published on The Apopka Voice news site, and thanked personally in the acknowledgments section of a book that will be in the homes of Apopka readers for generations to come. Connell, who has written and published a successful novel previously, estimates a 12-month process to research, write, and publish Mr. Dean’s life story – projecting a publishing date of January of 2020.If you would like to be a part of this project, please contact The Apopka Voice at 407/437-5654 or [email protected] You may also contact Monique Morris, who is in charge of fundraising for the project, at 407/702-4223. If you prefer to donate online, go here. TAGSCommissioner Billie Dean Previous articleWhy did the flu kill 80,000 Americans last year?Next articleSchool Violence: It’s time to talk Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Anatomy of Fear Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 last_img read more

Plea Seeking Period Leave For Women Employees: Delhi HC Directs Centre To Consider It As Representation

first_imgNews UpdatesPlea Seeking Period Leave For Women Employees: Delhi HC Directs Centre To Consider It As Representation Karan Tripathi22 Nov 2020 11:16 PMShare This – xDelhi High Court has directed the Union of India to consider as a representation, a plea seeking period leave and facilities of periodic rests, separate and clean toilets and provision of sanitary napkins to woman employees during menstruation period. The Division Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan asked the concerned authority to deal with the representation…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?LoginDelhi High Court has directed the Union of India to consider as a representation, a plea seeking period leave and facilities of periodic rests, separate and clean toilets and provision of sanitary napkins to woman employees during menstruation period. The Division Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan asked the concerned authority to deal with the representation as early as practicable and in accordance with the law. Moved by Delhi Labour Union, the PIL seeks framing of a policy by the Delhi Government and the Central Government to provide special casual leave/paid leave as well as to ensure separate and clean toilet facilities, periodic rests and free sanitary napkins to women employees during their menstruation period. The Petitioner has demanded the said benefit to be extended to women in employed in all sectors – organised and unorganised and doing any kind of skilled or unskilled labour. Including contractual or deportation female employees in the ambit of the period leave policy have also been asked for. While grounding the relief in the physical pains experienced by women during menstruation, the petition states that: ‘In our society, menstruation and complications related to it are still considered as taboo; they are shrouded in overwhelming shame and inability of female employees to discuss their bodily functions and impairments openly. There is a stark absence of official recognition for this actual, tangible physical condition that only the female employees have to undergo every month. There is simply no opportunity or agency for female employees to frankly air their grievances and raise demands for menstrual benefits.’ The Petitioner has further argued that failure in providing facilities to menstruating employees is violative of Article 14, 21 and 42 of the Constitution. While arguing that the state can make special provisions for menstruating women under Article 15(3) of the Constitution, the petition states that: ‘Because menstruation is intrinsically related to human dignity. By not providing separate toilet facilities, separate breaks to maintain hygiene during menstruation, and paid leaves in form of special casual leaves; the Respondents are depriving the employees of their human dignity.’Next Storylast_img read more

Key meeting to determine fate of Letterkenny-Inishowen bus service

first_img Pinterest Key meeting to determine fate of Letterkenny-Inishowen bus service By News Highland – October 18, 2019 FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Twitter Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR It’s hoped that a key meeting this morning between TDs, local representatives and Local Link will determine how best to resolve major issues with the new Letterkenny to North Inishowen bus service. It’s understood that the main sticking points with service users include drop off points and pricing.The meeting is due to get underway in just under an hour’s time. (11am)Donegal Deputy Charlie McConalogue says the essential thing to come from the meeting should be a comprehensive service which will cater adequately to all communities:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty DL Debate – 24/05/21 center_img WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest AudioHomepage BannerNews Twitter Harps come back to win in Waterford Google+ Google+ Previous articleKFO welcomes 41% boost in 2020 mackerel quotaNext articleLatest National Slow Down Day Donegal updates here: News Highland WhatsApplast_img read more

Navy pilot dies in ‘mishap’ at New Mexico base

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(OTERO COUNTY, New Mexico) — A pilot “involved in a mishap” at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico died on Friday, the Navy said.Lt. Christopher Carey Short, from Canandaigua, New York, died in a crash involving the A-29 he was piloting, the Navy said in a statement on Saturday.He was on a mission over the Red Rio Bombing Range, which is part of White Sands Missile Range, north of the base, the Navy said.The incident is being investigated. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img

Storm moves east with damaging winds, flash flooding and threat for tornadoes

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — In the last 24 hours, damaging storms were reported from Texas to Iowa and all the way to Ohio. Reports of property damage were widespread in Arkansas, Illinois and Oklahoma. There are no reports of a confirmed tornado touching down, but it can’t be ruled out at this point.On the back side of this storm system, heavy snow and blizzard conditions occurred in Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska, where some areas got up to 2 feet of snow. The storm dumped 3 to 4 inches of rain overnight, which caused flash flooding from Kansas to Ohio.Friday morning, the storm system that brought all the severe weather and blizzard conditions to the Plains now stretches from Texas to the Northeast.Also, flash flooding and river flooding are ongoing in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. Flood watches and warnings continue Friday morning for these areas. The storm system with a cold front moves into the Northeast and I-95 corridor Friday afternoon and it brings a chance for damaging winds, large hail and even an isolated tornado.The cold front slides into the deep South Friday night with heavy rain, damaging winds and large hail. Some areas in the South could see heavy rain over the next 24 hours, which could result in additional flooding. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more