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A group of eight Connecticut senators have filed a new bill with the aim of legalising sports betting in the state, though do not go into detail as to how they would have the market regulated. Regions: US Connecticut AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Legal & compliance Topics: Legal & compliance Sports betting Connecticut senators file new sports betting bill 25th January 2019 | By contenteditor Eight Connecticut senators have jointly filed a new bill with the aim of legalising sports betting in the US state.SB 665 intends to establish competitive wagering on the results of certain sports events, but the initial filing puts the onus on the state legislature to develop a regulatory framework for the vertical, rather than setting out a proposed model for the sector.State senators Mary Daugherty Abrams, Dennis Bradley, Steve Cassano, Christine Cohen, Bob Duff, Julie Kushner, Martin Looney and Norman Needleman have all declared their support for the bill.The legislation been referred to the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Security for further consideration.Connecticut toyed with the idea of legalising sports betting last year in the wake of the Supreme Court ruling on PASPA. In August, former Connecticut Governor Dannel Mallot said that he was open to discussing plans with lawmakers to legalise sports wagering before the end of 2018.However, initial talks with two Native American tribes over regulations broke down and the state was forced to wait until this year’s legislative session began on January 9. Ned Lamont replaced Mallot as Governor at the opening of the session.Connecticut actually passed a law in July 2017 to legalise sports betting if the federal ban on such activities were to be lifted. However, the state opted not to move ahead with the plans due to uncertainties over whether this would infringe on tribal operators’ rights. The Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes currently hold exclusive rights to offer casino gambling in the state, and the compact between the tribes and the state would have to be amended for any form of sports betting to launch.Image: Matthew Hester Email Address
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Africa is seen as a high-growth market, and as a market leader in 14 different African countries, Airtel Africa should be able to continue to grow its customer base. The number of customers already stands at over 100m, and with only 45% of the continent’s population owning a SIM, this should continue to grow. A rising consumer base has also seen rising profits. In fact, in the 2020 financial year, operating profits increased by over 20% to $901m.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…But as well as the potential for growth, this UK share is also a very good income stock. For example, this year, the firm is paying a dividend of 6 cents per share. This equates to a 10% yield. At the moment, this dividend also looks very safe due to free cash flow of $453m. With the dividend costing $226m, this means that there is still cash left over to reinvest into the business. Consequently, with strong prospects for growth, a dividend cut does not seem likely, and increases may be in store further down the line.Are there any problems?Of course, there are no perfect shares, and Airtel Africa is no exception. One of my major concerns is the fact that its EPS (earnings-per-share) has actually been decreasing in recent years. This is mainly because the firm has issued more shares in order to pay off debt. While paying off its large debt-pile has been necessary, this share dilution does put a strain on the share price. As a result, now that its debt situation is much healthier, I hope that the firm will not have to resort to issuing more shares in the near future. Instead, buying back shares would be the ideal situation for shareholders.Airtel Africa will also be affected by the current economic downturn. This is because currencies have been devalued across many of its markets, including the Nigerian naira, the Ugandan shilling, and the Zambian kwacha. This will place a burden on profits throughout the year.Is this UK share really a millionaire-maker?Despite these problems, I’m still highly optimistic about Airtel Africa. Evidently, there is significant room for profits to grow further, especially through the data and Airtel Money divisions. The dividend is also a major attraction, especially as it does look sustainable. As such, through reinvesting these dividend payments into the stock, I really do think that this UK share is a millionaire-maker! I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. 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About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Howard Lake | 4 June 2007 | News Britain’s two leading lone parent organisations, Gingerbread and the National Council for One Parent Families, have merged.The new national organisation will provide a service to Britain’s two million lone parents and their children.The new organisation will be led by Chris Pond, former Work and Pensions Minister, who said: “Being a parent is tough at the best of times, but when you’re bringing up children on your own, the challenges are even greater. Lone parents often find themselves trying to make ends meet on a low income, juggling work and family responsibilities and facing social isolation and stigma… We’ll be trying to make sure that lone parents are seen as the heroes they are and not the villains that they are sometimes portrayed as.” Advertisement Lone parent organisations merge 17 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
106 total views, 3 views today Melanie May | 9 March 2016 | News Tagged with: Big Lottery Fund Funding 107 total views, 4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 Big Lottery Fund grants £493k to Early Action Task Force Advertisement The Big Lottery Fund has awarded £493,720 to an Early Action Task Force project that focuses on preventing future social issues.The project will build on an earlier phase of work, which aims to encourage charities, funders, and public sector bodies to give greater prominence to preventative services and activities.The project will focus on local implementation of early action approaches across the UK, and will also include bespoke support for public commissioners, such as local authorities, health and wellbeing boards and police and crime commissioners, based on areas of greatest challenge.The Task Force will also share learning by developing further its network of practitioners, with a particular focus on Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and by using case studies, events, speaking and training opportunities to reach new audiences.The new funding builds on an earlier £390,000 grant given to the Early Action Task Force by the Big Lottery Fund over the last three years.David Robinson, senior adviser at Community Links and chair of the Early Action Task Force said:“Most people agree that prevention is a good idea. The Task Force has been analysing the obstacles and developing practical ideas for building a different kind of society – one that prevents problems from occurring rather than one that copes with the consequences. This grant is a vital boost to our work driving further development and expansion over the next three years.” About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.
By Purdue University News Service – Dec 8, 2020 Purdue University’s Center for Commercial Agriculture at 2 p.m. (ET) Friday (Dec. 11) will host a free corn and soybean outlook webinar for the month of December.The webinar will immediately follow the release of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s December Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates reports. These reports will be a main topic of the discussion, as will reevaluation on profitability estimates for 2021.“As we near the end of the year, Michael Langemeier, Nathanael Thompson and I will review information released in the December USDA reports and look ahead at what next year may have in store regarding potential profitability estimates for corn and soybeans,” said James Mintert, professor and director of the Center for Commercial Agriculture. “2020 was challenging for all in a multitude of ways, and it is important that we continue to keep a close eye on the ag trade outlook and the implications for corn and soybean marketing strategies.”Langemeier is a professor and associate director of the Center for Commercial Agriculture, and Thompson is an assistant professor in Purdue’s Department of Agricultural Economics. Registration is free on the Center for Commercial Agriculture’s website (link below). Upon registration, participants will receive a confirmation email with a link to view the webinar live at its scheduled time. Those unable to join live can register to receive a follow-up email after the webinar to download the slides and view the recording.Learn more and register at https://purdue.ag/webinar121120. Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Purdue Center for Commercial Ag to Host Free Corn and Soybean Outlook… Purdue Center for Commercial Ag to Host Free Corn and Soybean Outlook Webinar SHARE Previous articleNational Farm Machinery Show Moves DatesNext articleKeys to Choosing the Right Hybrids Purdue University News Service
center column 4 Why Antarctic Polar Ice is Melting: Robotic Ocean Gliders Discover Impact of Eddies Caltech researchers discover, using robotic ocean gliders, how warm water is making its way to Antarctic ice sheetsâ€“and how this warming ultimately leads to rising ocean levels. By JESSICA STOLLER-CONRAD Published on Monday, November 10, 2014 | 11:06 am Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Credit: UEA/CaltechCredit: Andrew Thompson/CaltechThe rapidly melting ice sheets on the coast of West Antarctica are a potential major contributor to rising ocean levels worldwide. Although warm water near the coast is thought to be the main factor causing the ice to melt, the process by which this water ends up near the cold continent is not well understood.Using robotic ocean gliders, Caltech researchers have now found that swirling ocean eddies, similar to atmospheric storms, play an important role in transporting these warm waters to the Antarctic coastâ€”a discovery that will help the scientific community determine how rapidly the ice is melting and, as a result, how quickly ocean levels will rise.Their findings were published online on November 10 in the journal Nature Geoscience.“When you have a melting slab of ice, it can either melt from above because the atmosphere is getting warmer or it can melt from below because the ocean is warm,” explains lead author Andrew Thompson, assistant professor of environmental science and engineering. “All of our evidence points to ocean warming as the most important factor affecting these ice shelves, so we wanted to understand the physics of how the heat gets there.”Ordinarily when oceanographers like Thompson want to investigate such questions, they use ships to lower instruments through the water or they collect ocean temperature data from above with satellites. These techniques are problematic in the Southern Ocean. “Observationally, it’s a very hard place to get to with ships. Also, the warm water is not at the surface, making satellite observations ineffective,” he says.Because the gliders are smallâ€”only about six feet longâ€”and are very energy efficient, they can sample the ocean for much longer periods than large ships can. When the glider surfaces every few hours, it “calls” the researchers via a mobile phoneâ€“like device located on the tail. This communication allows the researchers to almost immediately access the information the glider has collected.Like airborne gliders, the bullet-shaped ocean gliders have no propeller; instead they use batteries to power a pump that changes the glider’s buoyancy. When the pump pushes fluid into a compartment inside the glider, the glider becomes denser than seawater and less buoyant, thus causing it to sink. If the fluid is pumped instead into a bladder on the outside of the glider, the glider becomes less dense than seawaterâ€”and therefore more buoyantâ€”ultimately rising to the surface. Like airborne gliders, wings convert this vertical lift into horizontal motion.Thompson and his colleagues from the University of East Anglia dropped their gliders into the ocean off the coast of the Antarctic Peninsula in January 2012; the robotic vehicles then spent the next two months moving up and down through the water columnâ€”diving a kilometer below the surface of the water and back up again every few hoursâ€”exploring the Weddell Sea off the coast of Antarctica. As the gliders traveled, they collected temperature and salinity data at different locations and depths of the sea.The glider’s up and down capability is important for studying ocean stratification, or how water characteristics, such as density, change with depth, Thompson says. “If it was only temperature that determined density, you’d always have warm water at the top and cold water at the bottom. But in the ocean you also have to factor in salinity; the higher the salinity is in the water, the more dense that water is and the more likely it is to sink to the bottom,” he says.In Antarctica the combined effects of temperature and salinity create an interesting situation, in which the warmest water is not on top, but actually sandwiched in the middle layers of the water column. “That’s an additional problem in understanding the heat transport in this region,” he adds. You can’t just take measurements at the surface, he says. “You actually need to be taking a look at that very warm temperature layer, which happens to sit in the middle of the water column. That’s the layer that is actually moving toward the ice shelf.”The results from the gliders revealed that the heat was actually coming from a less predictable source: eddies, swirling underwater storms that are caused by ocean currents.“Eddies are instabilities that are caused by ocean currents, and we often compare their effect on the ocean to putting a spoon in your coffee,” Thompson says. “If you pour milk in your coffee and then you stir it with a spoon, the spoon enhances your ability to mix the milk into the coffee and that is what these eddies do. They are very good at mixing heat and other properties.”Because the gliders could dive and surface every few hours and remain at sea for months, they were able to see these eddies in actionâ€”something that ships and satellites had previously been unable to capture.“Ocean currents are variable, and so if you go just one time, what you measure might not be what the current looks like a day later. It’s sort of like the weatherâ€”you know it’s going to be warm in the summer and cold in the winter, but on a day-to-day basis it could be cold in the summer just because a storm came in,” Thompson says. “Eddies do the same thing in the ocean, so unless you understand how the temperature of currents is changing from day to dayâ€”information we can actually collect with the glidersâ€”then you can’t understand what the long-term heat transport is.”In future work, Thompson plans to couple meteorological data with the data collected from his gliders. In December, the team will use ocean gliders to study a rough patch of ocean between the southern tip of South America and Antarctica, called the Drake Passage, as a surface robot, called a Waveglider, collects information from the surface of the water. “With the Waveglider, we can measure not just the ocean properties, but atmospheric properties as well, such as wind speed and wind direction. So we’ll get to actually see what’s happening at the air-sea interface.”In the Drake Passage, deep waters from the Southern Ocean are “ventilated”â€”or emerge at the surfaceâ€”a phenomenon specific to this region of the ocean. That makes the location important for understanding the exchange of carbon dioxide between the atmosphere and the ocean. “The Southern Ocean is the window through which deep waters can actually come up to ‘see’ the atmosphere”â€”and it’s also a window for oceanographers to more easily see the deep ocean, he says. “It’s a very special place for many reasons.”The work with ocean gliders was published in a paper titled “Eddy transport as a key component of the Antarctic overturning circulation.” Other authors on the paper include Karen J. Heywood of the University of East Anglia, Sunke Schmidtko of GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research-Kiel, and Andrew Stewart, a former postdoctoral scholar at Caltech who is now at UCLA. Thompson’s glider work was supported by an award from the National Science Foundation and the UK’s Natural Environment Research Council; Stewart was supported by the President’s and Director’s Fund program at Caltech. 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