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Government wields axe on nearly 200 quangos and plans to merge many others

first_img Show Comments ▼ Government wields axe on nearly 200 quangos and plans to merge many others KCS-content ALMOST 200 quangos face the axe as part of government proposals to save millions of pounds while a further 481 face reform, the Cabinet office revealed yesterday.The closures will lead to thousands of job losses and are likely to create a substantial redundancy bill for the government, although it claimed yesterday in the long run more money would be saved than the redundancies would cost.Cabinet office minister Francis Maude said the government would introduce a Public Bodies bill next month that would see 192 quangos cease to exist with their functions brought back into government. A further 118 public bodies are to be merged down to 57 while 171 face “substantial reform.” The total will be cut from 901 to 648, with the future of 40 bodies still under consideration. The government refused to put a figure on the estimated job losses or potential savings that closing the quangos would result in. Many of the casualties were already expected. Among them were the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) and the Competition Commission, which the government intends to merge into a single competition and market authority early next year. Regional development agencies will also be scrapped with the work they do transferred to local government. Meanwhile, Ofcom is to take over the responsibilities of the Post Office regulator Postcomm, and the Gambling Commission and National Lottery Commission are to be merged. And the Olympic Park Legacy Company, responsible for developing the Olympic site after the 2012 games is to see its powers transferred to the Mayor of London. Maude said: “In many cases, today’s proposals will ensure we preserve the quality of vital services, while allowing them to become more efficient and giving more power to the front line professionals who know those services best.”He added that in recent years there had “been a great tendency for the government just to set up new bodies, so-called arm’s length bodies, often just to avoid ministers having to make difficult decisions and defend them.” Liam Byrne Labour shadow cabinet office spokesman, attacked the proposals saying the cost of closing the quangos would be greater than the savings made. whatsapp Thursday 14 October 2010 9:34 pm Sharecenter_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan Times whatsapp More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com Tags: NULLlast_img read more

SPD raises questions over “suspicious” WestSpiel accounts

first_imgCasino & games Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter A special session of the parliament in the German state of Nordrhein-Westfalen will meet on Friday 10 July to address what the Social Democratic Party (SPD) called “suspicious balance sheet tricks” to facilitate the privatisation of Westdeutsche Spielbanken (WestSpiel).The party requested a special session of the Parliament’s Budget and Finance Committee that would allow it to ask a number of urgent questions to the state government.It claims that the ruling Christian Democratic Union and Free Democratic Party government want to privatise WestSpiel “at all costs”. The SPD claimed that research suggested that this extended to skewing the figures to make the business seem a more attractive investment.The privatisation of WestSpiel – currently owned by state bank NRW.Bank – has been in motion since 2018, with legislation facilitating this finally passing in June this year.“We therefore have a number of questions in which the state government urgently needs to clarify matters regarding WestSpiel,” the SPD said. “The special meeting of the Budget and Finance Committee provides an opportunity to do this.”While WestSpiel hasn’t announced its 2019 figures to the public in full, it said in its 2019 sustainability report that it made €136.8m in gross gaming revenue in 2019, up 27.0% year-on-year. WestSpiel paid €65.8m in taxes for the year, up 30.6%.WestSpiel currently operates six casinos, including four in Nordrhein-Westfalen, in Aachen, Bad Oeynhausen and Dortmund, with the final venue, Casino Duisburg, operating via a subsidiary. It also operates two casinos in the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen. Two additional venues may be constructed by the business’ private owner under the legislation passed in June. 7th July 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle A special session of the parliament in the German state of Nordrhein-Westfalen will meet on Friday 10 July to address what the Social Democratic Party (SPD) called “suspicious balance sheet tricks” to facilitate the privatisation of Westdeutsche Spielbanken (WestSpiel).center_img Topics: Casino & games Finance Regions: Europe Central and Eastern Europe Germany AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter SPD raises questions over “suspicious” WestSpiel accountslast_img read more

Botswana Diamonds plc (BOD.bw) 2013 Annual Report

first_imgBotswana Diamonds plc (BOD.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2013 annual report.For more information about Botswana Diamonds plc (BOD.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Botswana Diamonds plc (BOD.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Botswana Diamonds plc (BOD.bw)  2013 annual report.Company ProfileBotswana Diamonds is a diamond exploration enterprise that has been operating in Botswana since the early 1980s. The United Kingdom-based enterprise is a spin-off of African Diamonds Plc and operates in Botswana, South Africa and Cameroon. The company has a successful track record in diamond discovery; having helped discover the Karowe Mine in Orapa which produces rare high-value stones. Botswana Diamonds also found a kimberlite mine in Botswana which is one of only 20 hard-rock diamond mines found outside Russia. The company operates in a joint venture with OJSC Alrosa (Russia) to explore 17 diamond-producing mines; and in a joint venture with Brightstone holds 13 prospecting licenses in the Orapa region which covers a total of 733 square kilometres. Botswana Diamonds Plc was founded in 2010 as a spin-off company of African Diamonds Plc, with its head office based in Dublin, Ireland.last_img read more

Air Mauritius Ltd (AIRM.mu) 2017 Annual Report

first_imgAir Mauritius Ltd (AIRM.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Transport sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about Air Mauritius Ltd (AIRM.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Air Mauritius Ltd (AIRM.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Air Mauritius Ltd (AIRM.mu)  2017 annual report.Company ProfileAir Mauritius Limited is an international airline that operates in the Indian ocean region. The airline and its subsidiaries deal in the carriage of passengers and cargo. The company also operates a hotel in Rodrigues as well as an investment property for rentals. Air Mauritius runs its business from two segments, the aircraft operations segment and the ground operations segment. The company is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

ARDOVA PLC (ARDOVA.ng) 2019 Abridged Report

first_imgARDOVA PLC (ARDOVA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2019 abridged results.For more information about ARDOVA PLC (ARDOVA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ARDOVA PLC (ARDOVA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ARDOVA PLC (ARDOVA.ng)  2019 abridged results.Company ProfileARDOVA PLC formerly (Forte Oil Plc) sources and markets petroleum products in Nigeria which includes fuels, production chemicals, lubricants, greases and power generation for automobiles, aircraft, machines and equipment. The Fuel division supplies white petroleum products, aviation turbine kerosene and Jet A-1 aviation fuels; the Upstream division supplies ancillary products for the exploration and production sub-sector of the oil and gas industry; retail and industrial products include lubricants and grease; organic and petro-chemicals; premium motor spirit, automotive gas oil, dual purpose kerosene and fuel oils. Forte Oil Plc also has business interests in power generation through the 414MW Geregu power plant located in Kogi state. Established in 1964 and formerly known as African Petroleum Plc, the company changed its name to Forte Oil Plc in 2010. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. ARDOVA PLC is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

The four minute work week: how I’d earn passive income

first_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. See all posts by Christopher Ruane Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Christopher Ruane | Wednesday, 20th January, 2021 Enter Your Email Address There’s a ‘double agent’ hiding in the FTSE… we recommend you buy it! 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. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. christopherruane owns shares of British American Tobacco. The Motley Fool UK has recommended GlaxoSmithKline and Unilever. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img Ever since Tim Ferriss’ Four Hour Work Week was published, many of its readers have wanted to start earning passive income. But I don’t think setting up a side hustle, finding suppliers and customers then dealing with the daily practicalities is passive at all. Instead, I put some money aside regularly in a Stocks and Shares ISA. By choosing quality companies with regular payouts, I can earn income with just a few minutes’ reading each week.I’d buy a company that could survive bad managementMany investors focus on the personality cult of leaders like Tesla‘s Elon Musk. Instead, investor Warren Buffett has a long-term perspective on investing that transcends the current management or market conditions. Buffett says that it’s best to buy a company that could survive being run by idiots – because sooner or later it will be. 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…For passive income, that matters to me because it allows me to invest money without feeling the need to check on the company’s performance too much afterwards. So, for example, I’ve been watching the turnaround plan at consumer goods manufacturer McBride with interest, but I’m not clear whether it’s likely to lead to reliable dividends in the long term. By contrast, Dove and Hellmann’s maker Unilever is the sort of company I could tuck away for several decades without thinking too much about its performance. I would simply expect a dividend to arrive every quarter.Passive income relies on a company earning moneyIt’s easy to feel bamboozled with talk of dividend coverage and complicated company accounting. But the source of passive income as a shareholder is easy to understand.A company needs to sell what it makes, cover its costs and have money left over to invest and to distribute to shareholders. In the short term, it may be possible to eat into cash balances or delay capital expenditure to pay dividends. But to pay out dividends regularly for decades, a company needs to generate healthy cash flow with which to fund them.That’s why for passive income I hold companies in seemingly boring, predictable industries like tobacco. Growth may be limited and the company isn’t glamorous. But a tobacco giant like British American Tobacco has a reliable cash flow that enables it to keep paying out a dividend every quarter, one year after another. The Lucky Strike owner yields over 7%. So putting a little money into it regularly could produce passive income with no work on my part.Similarly, pharma giant GlaxoSmithKline pays out around 5% at the current share price. GSK has a wide range of products in both its pharmaceutical and consumer divisions. So I expect it to keep paying dividends for a long time. For a company of its quality, a 5% yield is attractive and could help my passive income plans.Yes, I could work to set up a drop shipping business or some other supposedly-low-maintenance operation. But I find it simpler to earn passive income from proven businesses. That approach also doesn’t take much time, except reading up on investment opportunities to discover what suits me best. The four minute work week: how I’d earn passive income Image source: Getty Images. Don’t miss our special stock presentation.It contains details of a UK-listed company our Motley Fool UK analysts are extremely enthusiastic about.They think it’s offering an incredible opportunity to grow your wealth over the long term – at its current price – regardless of what happens in the wider market.That’s why they’re referring to it as the FTSE’s ‘double agent’.Because they believe it’s working both with the market… And against it.To find out why we think you should add it to your portfolio today… Click here to get access to our presentation, and learn how to get the name of this ‘double agent’! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.last_img read more

Atlanta ‘Dancing in the streets’

first_imgWomen celebrate Trump’s defeat in Atlanta, Ga., on Nov. 7.Nov. 8 –After spending days watching scenes of hundreds of election workers working long hours processing mail-in ballots in arenas and convention centers across metro Atlanta, this writer decided to attend a “Voters Decide” event at Freedom Park. It was called by many grassroots and nonprofit organizations that had carried out intense voter registration and “Get Out The Vote” campaigns. Stacey Abrams’ “New Georgia Project” was the key organization that connected local efforts to statewide resources, advice and personnel. She had made history as a Black woman candidate for the Georgia governorship, barely losing to then Secretary of State, Brian Kemp who oversaw the elimination of thousands of voter registrations in the lead-up to the election.My goal was to see whether the struggles against racial injustice, immigrant detention and deportation, discrimination against LGBTQ2S+ communities, denial of women’s reproductive rights, the jobs and housing crises, the pandemic and more remained at the top of organizers’ future priority list.What had been organized was a rally supporting the emerging vote count for the Biden/Harris ticket in Georgia, to counter the pro-Trump protesters alleging “fraud” and “illegal ballots.” Often armed right-wingers were outside the ballot-counting facilities — and so intimidating that in some cases workers were escorted to their cars by security guards.Just before the rally was scheduled to start, however, the news came that with the count in Pennsylvania, Biden had passed the threshold of 270 electoral votes needed to win. It quickly turned into a jubilant celebration of the end of the Trump presidency, with throngs moving in unison to dance music.Understanding the real work is aheadAn AFL-CIO bus filled with members wearing union T-shirts unloaded and joined the festivities. Unable to find parking, dozens of drivers who had accompanied the bus kept up a horn-blowing circuit around the park.When the rally began, speakers from the stage — mostly Black, women and LGBTQ+ — made clear that the vote in Georgia and the country was an encouraging sign: Working and oppressed people had exercised power, but the real work was ahead. The elimination of white supremacy, sexism, transphobia, mass incarceration and poverty would require efforts far beyond what the occupant of the White House could or would do. Everyone I spoke with echoed that same understanding of the groundwork needed to be done to achieve progress on these issues.Nevertheless, the absolute euphoria that Donald Trump would no longer be president exploded, with raucous, cheering crowds lining Moreland Avenue and John Lewis Parkway, and a cacophony of cars blew their horns for hours late into the night. The same was true at a spontaneous celebration of thousands at the cross streets of 10th and Piedmont in Midtown Atlanta — part of the route of the annual Pride parade. Others gathered at the huge mural of voting rights champion and late Congressperson John Lewis, off historic Auburn Avenue.Similar scenes were seen in Decatur near the square where a Confederate monument was recently removed after years of public protest. Immigrant communities celebrated another victory with the defeat of two proponents of 287g, the program that turns local sheriffs into ICE agents. The new Cobb and Gwinnett County sheriffs campaigned on the promise of ending the program and won decisively.Senate runoff aheadGeorgia remains squarely in the national spotlight with two Senate seats in a runoff scheduled for Jan. 5, 2021. Billionaire Kelly Loeffler, appointed to the Senate position by Governor Kemp, touts her 100% record of support for Trump. Her opponent is Rev. Raphael Warnock, well-known pastor of the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, long identified with Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and his family.Loeffler, who has described herself as being to “the right of Attila the Hun” in a series of TV ads, has so publicly disparaged the Black Lives Matter movement that the members of the Atlanta Dream — the WNBA basketball team Loeffler partially owns — are wearing Vote for Warnock T-shirts.The other Senate seat is currently held by Sen. David Perdue, a wealthy businessman who was appointed to the influential Georgia State Boards by his cousin, then-Governor Sonny Perdue, before David Perdue jumped into the Senate race six years ago. David Perdue’s opponent Jon Ossoff, who barely lost a U.S. House election in 2018, heads a documentary film company that investigates corruption and other criminal behavior internationally.At stake is potential Democratic control of the U.S. Senate, possibly ending a barrier to COVID stimulus legislation sought by millions without jobs, health care, affordable housing or education.The many I spoke with on Saturday who celebrated Biden’s electoral victory said, “voting is just one element of the struggle for real justice. What people do afterwards is decisive.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Council Passes Budget Amendment for ADU Loans

first_img Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 15 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Herbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Sea Salt Scrubs You Can Make YourselfHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Council Passes Budget Amendment for ADU Loans By ANDRÉ COLEMAN, Managing Editor Published on Monday, April 26, 2021 | 8:02 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a comment More Cool Stuffcenter_img Community News Community News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News The City Council on Monday approved a budget amendment appropriating $674,500 from the lnclusionary Housing Trust Fund’s unappropriated fund balance to the Housing Department’s Operating Budget to be used for loan funding and third-party project management contract services related to the city’s Second Unit Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Pilot Program.The loans will go to five homeowners, three that are building new ADUs and two rehabbing unpermitted units.The applicants applied for the loans through the city’s Second Unit ADU Loan Pilot Program which was launched last year.The program offers two options with financial assistance: build an ADU through new construction or garage conversion, or rehabilitate and bring up to code an existing unpermitted ADU.An ADU consultant under contract with the city is providing advice to homeowners in choosing the designers, builders, planners, and contractors needed for the ADU design and construction and assists the homeowner at every stage, from pre-design and permitting to bid preparation and project oversight.The applicants will have two loan options:New ADU construction loans of up to $150,000 for a three-year with 1% simple interest. No payments would be required for the term of the loan and must be paid in full through refinance prior to the end of the term, and the homeowner must agree to rent the ADU exclusively to Pasadena housing voucher tenants for seven years.Under the option for existing unpermitted ADU, homeowners can receive a loan for up to $75.000 for a 20-yeaNEWSr term with 1% simple interest and deferred payments for the first five years.The loan must be paid in full prior to the end of the term.Homeowner’s household income cannot exceed 80% area median income.“Through this affordable housing initiative homeowners are incentivized to create an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) to be operated as an affordable rental unit on their property. The Program provides homeowners with comprehensive assistance for financing and project management assistance for the constructing of a new ADU or rehabilitation of an existing one,” according to a city staff report contained in Monday’s agenda.The city performed two weeks of community outreach through local newspaper advertising, press releases and social media posts, then held two virtual information sessions.Over 30 applications were received during the 30-day window. Applications for new ADU construction projects were scored and prioritized based on location in certain census tracts and property valuation thresholds.Applications to rehabilitate unpermitted ADUs were scored and prioritized based on existing open citations and property location in the census tracts.“This proposed action supports the City Council Strategic Planning Three-Year Goals in the areas of improving affordable housing, mobility and accessibility throughout the City of Pasadena; and supporting and promoting the quality of life and the local economy,” according to the staff report. STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Regé-Jean Page Receives an IMDb STARmeter Award

first_img Regé-Jean Page Receives an IMDb STARmeter Award Local NewsBusiness WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 16, 2021 Pinterest Pinterest TAGS  Facebookcenter_img Twitter WhatsApp Twitter Facebook SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 16, 2021– IMDb ( www.imdb.com ), the world’s most popular and authoritative source for movie, TV and celebrity content, presented an IMDb “Breakout” STARmeter Award to Bridgerton star Regé-Jean Page. IMDb STARmeter Awards recognize the stars who are fan favorites on the IMDbPro STARmeter chart, which is determined by the page views of the more than 200 million monthly visitors to IMDb worldwide. Previous IMDb Breakout STARmeter Award recipients include Brie Larson, John David Washington, Bill Skarsgård, Daisy Edgar-Jones, Nicholas Braun and Anya Chalotra. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210216005019/en/ Regé-Jean Page receives an IMDb STARmeter Award in the “Breakout” category. (Photo courtesy of IMDb) Regé-Jean Page recently surged to the top of the IMDbPro STARmeter chart, fueled by his role as Simon Basset in the hit Netflix series Bridgerton and his performance in the Amazon Studios film Sylvie’s Love. Page ranked #1 on the STARmeter chart for most of January 2021, while Bridgerton continues to trend as a top series on the IMDbPro rankings of TV and streaming shows since its release on Christmas Day. “Thank you, IMDb and IMDbPro – what a wonderful way to be recognised,” said Page. “It’s thrilling to think that so many people across the world have been excited by Bridgerton, and curious about our incredible team who put it all together. IMDb is such a great way to peek behind the curtain and get an insight into all the amazing links between artists, and trace the body of work that’s brought them to where they are today.” “IMDb STARmeter Awards have proven to be a keenly accurate predictor of stars who are about to have a breakthrough career moment, and we are thrilled to present our first award of the year to Regé-Jean Page, who joins an elite group of previous STARmeter Award recipients including some of my favorite actors working today,” said IMDb Founder and CEO Col Needham. “I loved his performance in Bridgerton, and Sylvie’s Love ranked as one of my Top Movies of 2020. On behalf of fans and professionals across the globe who turn to IMDb and IMDbPro to learn more about talent, films and TV shows, we are honored to celebrate Page and continue to watch his career grow.” Page also shared some of the films and TV shows he has recently binged: “ Small Axe, I May Destroy you, The Americans, The Queen’s Gambit, Avatar: The Last Airbender and His House have all helped carry me through the long haul of lockdown so far.” IMDb users can add the TV series and films from Page’s IMDb filmography, as well as other titles, to their IMDb Watchlist at https://www.imdb.com/watchlist. To learn more about previous IMDb STARmeter recipients, visit the IMDb STARmeter Special Section at https://www.imdb.com/starmeterawards. Additional insight into trending movies, TV shows and celebrities, with rankings updated weekly, is available to IMDbPro members throughout the year on both the site ( http://www.imdbpro.com ) and apps for iPhone, iPad and Android. IMDbPro includes comprehensive information and tools designed to help entertainment industry professionals achieve success throughout all stages of their career. IMDbPro offers members the following: detailed contact and representation information; more than 25,000 in-development film and TV titles not available on IMDb; tools to manage and showcase their IMDb profile, including selecting their primary images and the credits they are best “known for”; IMDbPro Track, with which members can receive personalized entertainment industry news and updates on the people and film and TV projects they want to follow; and a convenient tool that generates custom digital assets to promote their work on social media and other platforms. The recently launched IMDbPro Discover tool, now available in beta mode, empowers members to find people based on a variety of key IMDb data, experience and expertise and is available to all members for free on a limited-time basis. IMDbPro Discover is ideal for decision-makers such as producers, directors, showrunners, department heads, execs and others needing to build the perfect teams for both on-camera and behind-the-scenes. It includes advanced features to customize, export and share lists. To become a member today, visit www.imdbpro.com. About IMDb IMDb is the world’s most popular and authoritative source for information on movies, TV shows and celebrities. Products and services to help fans decide what to watch and where to watch it include: the IMDb website for desktop and mobile devices; apps for iOS and Android; and X-Ray on Prime Video. IMDb also offers a free streaming channel, IMDb TV, and produces IMDb original video series and podcasts. For entertainment industry professionals, IMDb provides IMDbPro and Box Office Mojo. IMDb licenses information from its vast and authoritative database to third-party businesses worldwide; learn more at developer.imdb.com. IMDb is an Amazon company. For more information, visit imdb.com/press and follow @IMDb. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210216005019/en/ CONTACT: IMDb [email protected] KEYWORD: NORTH AMERICA UNITED STATES UNITED KINGDOM EUROPE CANADA WASHINGTON INDUSTRY KEYWORD: ENTERTAINMENT OTHER ENTERTAINMENT FILM & MOTION PICTURES TV AND RADIO GENERAL ENTERTAINMENT CELEBRITY MOBILE ENTERTAINMENT SOURCE: IMDb Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/16/2021 09:00 AM/DISC: 02/16/2021 09:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210216005019/en Previous articleWinning numbers drawn in ‘Two Step’ gameNext articleBringCom Completes Pan-African Fiber Ring Network Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Farmers are accepting penalties rather than risk appeals – IFA

first_img Pinterest The IFA is calling on the Department of Agriculture to bring in fairer procedures to deal with farmers’ appeals in relation to alleged non-compliance.Donegal IFA Chair Michael Chance says the current system means that if a farmer appeals an adverse finding, his payment is delayed, sometimes for a number of months.There are also claims that in parts of the country, there are claims of some inspectors exceeding their powers, but Michael Chance is stressing that is not an issue in Donegal.In relation to penalties, Mr Chance says the reality is in some cases, farmers are accepting them rather than appeal……………….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/mchance1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Previous articleWater supply to Gola Island disrupted once againNext articleDonegal business owner says road improvement delays ‘beyond embarrassing’ News Highland Pinterest Facebook Twitter Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty By News Highland – June 29, 2018 WhatsApp Harps come back to win in Waterford Twittercenter_img Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th DL Debate – 24/05/21 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook AudioHomepage BannerNews Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Farmers are accepting penalties rather than risk appeals – IFA Google+last_img read more