Stanbic Bank Uganda Limited (SBU.ug) 2006 Annual Report

first_imgStanbic Bank Uganda Limited (SBU.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2006 annual report.For more information about Stanbic Bank Uganda Limited (SBU.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Stanbic Bank Uganda Limited (SBU.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Stanbic Bank Uganda Limited (SBU.ug)  2006 annual report.Company ProfileStanbic Bank Uganda Limited is a leading financial institution in Uganda offering banking products and services to the retail, commercial and corporate segments. Its product offering ranges from savings, fixed deposits and call accounts to term loans, mortgage lending products and vehicle and equipment finance. The commercial division offers investment banking services ranging from corporate finance, debt primary market, securitisation and equity capital to exchange control advisory, credit trading, equity derivatives and interest rate trading and lending. Stanbic Bank Uganda Limited targets the oil and gas, power and infrastructure, public, consumer and financial institution sectors in Uganda. The company has an extensive network of branches, ATMs and customer service centres. Stanbic Bank Uganda Limited is a subsidiary of Stanbic Africa Holdings Limited. Stanbic Bank Uganda Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Total Nigeria PLC (TOTAL.ng) 2018 Annual Report

first_imgTotal Nigeria PLC (TOTAL.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about Total Nigeria PLC (TOTAL.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Total Nigeria PLC (TOTAL.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Total Nigeria PLC (TOTAL.ng)  2018 annual report.Company ProfileTotal Nigeria Plc is a marketing and services subsidiary of Total which is a multinational integrated oil and gas company and one of the seven major oil companies in the world. Total operates in 130 countries in the world including Nigeria where it supplies fuel for petrol engines, diesel engines and kerosene. Total’s worldwide business interests cover the entire oil and gas chain from exploration of crude oil and natural gas to the refining, production and trading of petroleum products. Total is also a large-scale manufacturer of chemicals and a major player in low-carbon energies. Total Nigeria Plc has been a leader in the downstream sector of the Nigerian oil and gas industry for over 50 years. The first Total filling station was commissioned in Lagos in 1956. Today, the company operates an extensive distribution network of some 500 service stations, 19 customer service stations, numerous industrial outlets, 5 fuel depots, distribution plants and warehouses located in the Western, Northern and Eastern territories of Nigeria. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Total Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

£2.25 million Emergency Grassroots Music Venues Fund launches

first_img£2.25 million Emergency Grassroots Music Venues Fund launches  410 total views,  2 views today Tagged with: COVID-19 Funding music  411 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Melanie May | 28 July 2020 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Advertisement The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has announced a £2.5 million fund to support grassroots live music venues at imminent risk of insolvency, and administered by Arts Council England.The Emergency Grassroots Music Venues Fund is part of the £1.57 billion package announced recently to support the UK’s culture and heritage sector during the Covid-19 pandemic. It aims to support grassroots live music venues financially sustainable before Covid-19, but now at imminent risk of insolvency, to remain solvent until 30 September 2020.Venues presenting live grassroots music events in any music genre, including multi-arts venues that host other events and entertainment alongside a main programme of music, and that play a significant role for their communities in developing talent, can apply.Grants between £1,000 and £80,000 are available to cover operational costs incurred between 4 August and 30 September 2020.Darren Henley, Chief Executive for Arts Council England, said:“Grassroots live music venues perform a vital role in England’s music ecology. As well as nurturing the next generation of talent across a huge range of musical genres, these are the places that spark that special connection between audiences and professional musicians. So, we’re very happy to be administering this investment on behalf of DCMS to help make a positive difference to live music venues in villages, towns and cities across the country.” 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.last_img read more

News black-out on death of former top leader Zhao Ziyang

first_img June 2, 2021 Find out more Organisation Foreign satellite TV stations, including CNN, Bloomberg and BBC World Service, were censored as soon as they mentioned his death.The funeral, scheduled for 29 January at Babaoshan cemetery (west of Beijing) is being held under tight security. Party officials have been banned from attending and dozens of people have been put under house arrest to stop them going. They include Liu Xiaobo, a pro-democracy activist, and Yu Shicun, former editor of the magazine Zhanlue Yu Guanli (Strategy and Management), which was banned last September.At least 100 people have already been arrested or beaten for trying to pay their respects to Zhao, notably by wearing a white flower. The foreign media was prevented from filming in front of his Beijing home, where hundreds of people gathered. A BBC World Service reporter was turned away from the entrance. News ChinaAsia – Pacific Receive email alerts Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Help by sharing this information ChinaAsia – Pacific China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures News Follow the news on China RSF_en China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison All Chinese media have been banned from mentioning the country’s former Prime minister, since his death on 17 January except in a small item from the official news agency. Internet forums and blogs have been censored and the foreign media forbidden to cover the funeral. to go further April 27, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders today deplored continuing efforts by China’s ruling Communist Party to clamp down on all news about former prime minister and party leader Zhao Ziyang on the eve of his funeral tomorrow and called on the international community to press the regime to stop its “ruthless censorship” aimed at “the father of China’s economic and political reforms.” Zhao’s name does not appear on Internet discussion forums and search engines accessible inside China. Foreign media have been banned from the funeral. “The regime has rarely targeted a single news topic so energetically since the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre,” the press freedom organisation said, “and once again foreign journalists have been prevented from covering an event that bothers the authorities.”The death on 17 January of Zhao, who was prime minister from 1980 to 1987 and also secretary-general of the Communist Party, was announced in a brief 60-word item by the official news agency Xinhua. His party post was not mentioned and no picture of him was supplied.The party set up a committee to manage with the death of the man accused of supporting the 1989 pro-democracy demonstrators and who, after being dismissed for doing so, lived the rest of his life under house arrest and banned from talking to the media.The regime’s propaganda department forbade radio and TV stations to mention him and newspapers were only allowed to print (but not as a major item) the Xinhua dispatch headed simply “Comrade Zhao Ziyang is dead.” News News January 28, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 News black-out on death of former top leader Zhao Ziyang Foreign media have been banned from covering the funeral. A foreign ministry spokesman said at the ministry’s daily press conference on 27 January that no arrangements had been made for media coverage. Asked how journalists would be treated if they tried to attend, he replied: “Why do you want to go to Babaoshan?”In a bid to avoid a big media presence at the funeral, the ministry is organising a press conference at exactly the same time at Beijing airport to mark the first direct flight between China and Taiwan.The regime has also managed to very effectively control the news about Zhao on the Internet from inside China. His death set off a torrent of messages to online forums but the messages were quickly deleted and very strict orders given to those running the forums. No reaction to the death has since appeared online except for the brief official announcements. Even the usually lively Beijing University forum has not featured any discussion about him. The Chinese human rights website Cicus (www.cicus.org) said the party’s propaganda department ordered the country’s major Internet portals (Sina, Sohu and NetEase) to delete all mention of Zhao as soon as he died.Comment also quickly appeared on various blogs, especially cnblog.org (see its archives for some remaining messages about Zhao). But the China Herald (www.chinaherald.net), a blog about the growth of new technology in China, said police soon called the blogs’ ISPs to order them to ban all material about him. Zhao’s name also cannot be found by Internet users inside China on the Chinese search engine Baidu, which Google recently invested in, or on the Chinese version of Yahoo!, which has agreed to censor itself under pressure from the regime. March 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Man faces prison for benefit fraud

first_imgNewsLocal NewsMan faces prison for benefit fraudBy admin – January 9, 2013 667 WhatsApp Linkedin Previous articleRegeneration funding guaranteed for 2014Next articleResidents put brakes on council road plan admin Twitter Printcenter_img Facebook A BENCH warrant has been issued for the arrest of a Galway man who was convicted of defrauding the State of job seekers allowance  at Limerick District Court last week. Joseph Hallinan, with an address at 12 Kirwan’s Court, Galway and formerly of Dooradoyle had been claiming job seekers allowance from March 20, 2007 to May 31, 2011. He was employed by Dell between August 2007 and February 2008 but still claimed the benefits he was not entitled to.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Inspectors from the department of social protection said that Mr Hallinan had made four claims on September 11, October 9 and November 6, 2007 and January 21, 2008 without declaring he was working in Dell at the time.The overpayments totaled €4,713 and Mr Hallinan agreed to repay €50 per week to settle the claim but he failed to made the repayments.Convicting the defendant in his absence, Judge O’Kelly issued a bench warrant to have him brought to court for a prison sentence to be imposed. Advertisement Emaillast_img read more

Oireachtas committee holding cross border discussions in Derry and Letterkenny

first_imgNews Twitter By News Highland – February 20, 2014 Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Community relations and agreements between North and South are the focus of two days of meetings involving the Oireachtas Committee on the Good Friday Agreement.  The meetings are taking place in Derry and Letterkenny, with cross border health care is one of the topics on the agenda.Donegal North East Deputy Joe McHugh is Chair of the Committee.He says there is huge potential  for more cross border cooperation, and that will be a key theme of the discussions…………….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/jomchuxbordermeetings.mp3[/podcast] WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Previous articleDonegal TD warns people may take the law into their own hands if garda resources are not increasedNext article3 in a row for Tyrone News Highland Oireachtas committee holding cross border discussions in Derry and Letterkenny Pinterest Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+last_img read more

Covid Affected Lawyer Moves SC Seeking Intervention In Case Over Covid Management [Read Application]

first_imgTop StoriesCovid Affected Lawyer Moves SC Seeking Intervention In Case Over Covid Management [Read Application] Akshita Saxena15 Jun 2020 7:22 AMShare This – xA Delhi-based Advocate, Udian Sharma has moved the Supreme Court seeking intervention in the suo moto case registered over management of COVID-19 situation, to highlight “complete apathy” and “disorganized state of affairs” prevalent in the State of Delhi. The lawyer, himself a COVID-19 patient, has sought to intervene in the case titled “In Re Proper Treatment Of COVID-19 Patients…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?LoginA Delhi-based Advocate, Udian Sharma has moved the Supreme Court seeking intervention in the suo moto case registered over management of COVID-19 situation, to highlight “complete apathy” and “disorganized state of affairs” prevalent in the State of Delhi. The lawyer, himself a COVID-19 patient, has sought to intervene in the case titled “In Re Proper Treatment Of COVID-19 Patients And Dignified Handling Of Dead Bodies In The Hospitals, Etc.” to highlight the ground reality of how COVID-19 patients and dead bodies are being treated by the hospitals and the health departments. Sharma has stated that his entire family is suffering from the deadly virus due to lack of any first aid and refusal of admission to any of the hospitals. Lack of first aid Sharma has alleged that when he suspected of having contracted the virus, he could not even get tested. “The Government hospitals, without any reason were denying tests even to symptomatic patients, and to get tested from a reputable private lab was an impossible task due to their delayed appointments and technical online process,” he submitted. He has informed the Court that his 86 years old grandfather recently died due to the infection, for being “negligently stranded” outside a government hospital and mishandled by the authorities. As per the plea, “The hospitals not only failed in giving the Applicant’s grandfather a bed, but also failed in giving him a first aid. No oxygen cylinder was provided to him, and he was lying unattended outside the building of Safdarjung hospital, with a 104.2 fever.” He has claimed that his grandfather or all other patients were made to stand for hours in multiple queues, and were not even provided with a paracetamol capsule, let alone a ventilator. The Applicant’s grandfather passed away while waiting for a bed outside the gate of the Safdarjung Hospital for the entire night. “Loss of the Applicant’s grandfather’s life due to the gross negligence of the Hospital and State authorities unequivocally depicts how the State has failed in helping the retired senior citizen who served this country,” the plea states. Dead body management Sharma has also drawn the attention of the Court towards the failure of the health authorities with regard to the measures taken post the death of his grandfather, inasmuch as his family was not contacted by either the hospital or by the health authorities for any help or assistance or even for testing. “The health departments grossly failed in performing their duties post the death of a family member from COVID-19. No one from the hospital or the health department came to visit the family, even when they were informed that the entire family had severe symptoms and there were other elders at the house,” the plea sates. It is further alleged that the area around his house was not sanitized nor were the family members and neighbors sensitized. “There was no intervention from the authorities to even test the remaining family members, or for any medical assistance. The family members were not even asked to self isolate themselves nor were they asked to stay at home. There was no intervention from the government,” Sharma has averred. Furthermore, the plea highlights the “poor mismanagement” of the hospital and the State authorities in handling the dead body of the Applicant’s grandfather. “The authorities are not following the protocols for cremation of the dead bodies who have passed away due to COVID-19. Moreover the Applicant’s family faced grave difficulties while performing the last rites of their grandfather, there is no mechanism which is being uniformly followed by the authorities in assisting the grieving families,” Sharma submitted. In these circumstances, Sharma has sought strict implementation of the ICMR and Central Government’s guideline son management of Covid patients and their bodies. Inter alia, he has prayed the court to: Direct the State agencies to devise a policy for the testing process at the government hospitals, which shall significantly reduce the time taken for any person to get tested, and eventually reduce the risk of exposure;Direct the State agencies and hospitals authorities to send results/reports to the patients within 48 hours, especially earlier in cases where the patients are at a higher risk for severe illness;Direct the concerned government authorities to cap the high prices of oxygen cylinders, so that COVID-19 affected families can themselves use the cylinders at home as a measure of first aid during self isolation;Direct the government authorities to ensure that the dead bodies of the patients dying from COVID-19 are handled with dignity and the family members get an opportunity to perform the last rites by improving the condition at the cremation grounds. The Supreme Court had taken suo moto notice of the reports of alleged mishandling of Covid-19 affected dead Bodies. On Friday, the bench comprised by Justices Ashok Bhushan, S K Kaul and MR Shah issued notices to the Governments of NCT of Delhi, Maharashtra, Gujarat, West Bengal and Tamil Nadu over the “sorry state of affairs of care of Covid patients.” ‘Sorry State Of Affairs’: SC Issues Notice To Delhi,Maharashtra, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu & West Bengal Over COVID-19 Management The court had also directed the State Governments to increase the number of Covid-19 testing, so as to ascertain the affected population and provide them with adequate treatment. The bench had observed, “Non-testing of the patients is not a solution to the problem rather increase in the testing facility is the duty of the State, so that people may come to know about their health status regarding Covid19 and they may take appropriate care and treatment of Covid-19.” The case will next be taken up on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. Click Here To Download Application Read Application Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Delhi Riots- As Per CDR Details He Was Not Even In The Vicinity Of Violence Affected Area : Delhi HC Grants Bail To Riots Accused

first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi Riots- As Per CDR Details He Was Not Even In The Vicinity Of Violence Affected Area : Delhi HC Grants Bail To Riots Accused Sparsh Upadhyay16 Feb 2021 7:08 AMShare This – x”It seems from the CDR details of the petitioner that on the date of the incident, i.e. 24th February 2020, he was not even in the vicinity of the violence affected area i.e. Main Wazirabad Road.” : Delhi HCNoting that as per the CDR details of the petitioner, he was not even in the vicinity of the violence-affected area on the date of the incident, the Delhi High Court on Tuesday (16th February) granted Regular Bail to a Cab Driver named Mohd. Danish. The Bench of Justice Suresh Kumar Kait was hearing Regular Bail application file by Mohd. Danish in connection with an FIR…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?LoginNoting that as per the CDR details of the petitioner, he was not even in the vicinity of the violence-affected area on the date of the incident, the Delhi High Court on Tuesday (16th February) granted Regular Bail to a Cab Driver named Mohd. Danish. The Bench of Justice Suresh Kumar Kait was hearing Regular Bail application file by Mohd. Danish in connection with an FIR registered against him various serious offences punishable under IPC r/w Sections 3 & 4 PDPP Act and 25/27 Arms Act. Averments in the Bail plea On 24th February (the date of the incident) the petitioner stayed at maternal aunt’s/elder sister’s place at Chandbagh area (in Karawal Nagar, Delhi) and on 25th February, around 6:00 am in the morning, petitioner returned to his residence where his parents were residing, i.e. Loni Ghaziabad, UP. However, on 10th March 2020, the petitioner got a call from one lady customer asking for petitioner’s cab on monthly basis. Accordingly, the petitioner left his residence at Loni to reach at the customer’s location and while the petitioner was en-route, he was confronted by Nandnagri Police Personnel and was brought to Nandnagri Police Station and thereafter, he was taken to Crime Branch, Lodhi Road. It was argued by Senior Counsel, Salman Khurshid who appeared for the petitioner that the alleged statements given to the police personnel suffered from gross illegalities and patently in violation of Sections 161 and 162 of the Cr.P.C. Besides that, the statements are absolutely photocycle in nature, and that the Petitioner did not know any of the co-accused either. Therefore, it was stated that the alleged statements appear to be fabricated and copied, hence, inadmissible as per law. It was also contended that as per CDRs records, there is no outgoing or incoming Call/SMS from the mobile number of the petitioner to any of the co-accused numbers. Moreover, it was also submitted that the location as per CDRs is 200-250 meters away from the place of incident i.e. Main Wazirabad Road Near Chandbagh area. Prosecution’s case It was argued that the Petitioner is a resident of Loni, Ghaziabad, however, on 23rd February and 24th February and at the time of the incident, his location was at Chandbagh at the place of the incident as per call detail records. It was also contended that the Petitioner was actively involved in riots and was identified by the witnesses Ct. Sunil and Ct. Gyan of PS Dayalpur. Their statements in this regard have been recorded u/s 161 Cr.P.C. Further, it was argued that It is a case of the murder of one public servant while performing his official duties, the petitioner actively participated in the riots and as a part of unlawful assembly, the petitioner is responsible for the act too. Court’s observations The Court analyzed the CDR records of the petitioner and observed, “It seems from the CDR details of the petitioner that on the date of incident, i.e. 24th February 2020, he was not even in the vicinity of the violence affected area i.e. Main Wazirabad Road.” The court also noted that there is no CDR entry which can possibly show any call record between the people disclosing the petitioner’s name and the petitioner and that there is no CCTV footage or viral video to implicate the petitioner. The Court also observed that the initial statements under Section 161 Cr.P.C. of beat Const. Gyan and Const. Sunil dated 27th February 2020 do not name petitioner and much later, after a span of twelve days in their supplementary statement, dated 10th March 2020, the name of petitioner appears. Lastly, taking into account the facts of the case, the fact that charge-sheet has already been file, that the petitioner is no more required for investigation and that the trial of the case shall take substantial time, the Court was of the view that the petitioner deserved bail. Accordingly, he was directed to be released on bail on his furnishing a personal bond in the sum of Rs.20,000/- and with one surety in the like amount to the satisfaction of the Trial Court.Case title – Mohd. Danish v. State (NCT Of Delhi) [BAIL. APPLN.3550/2020]Click Here To Download JudgmentRead JudgmentSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

HR’s big gamble: sector focus on casinos

first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article The UK’s first super-casinos are set to open in 2007, but how are HR professionals in this controversial sector squaring up to the challenge? Virginia Matthews reports. It’s a business that draws in almost three-quarters of the population, is popular with the Royal Family, and is constantly finding novel ways to attract punters via the internet, digital TV and mobile phones.Gambling is big news in the UK, and aided by its deregulation last year, it is growing fast. The Millennium Dome in south-east London is just one of the names on a shortlist for the UK’s first Las Vegas-style ‘mega-casino’, while a further 16 licences for smaller casinos across the UK are set to be granted.The Gambling Act 2005 has turned the industry into just another branch of the leisure market, with all the skills and staffing issues that entails. There are a number of challenges ahead for HR managers in the sector. In May, a group of HR professionals met with government-appointed regulators to hammer out controls on the industry. One of the key issues they intend to deal with is corporate social responsibility. Workers in the industry will need to be trained to recognise the signs of problem gambling and intervene if someone has a problem – for example, individuals trying to borrow money from other customers or ‘chasing losses’. Solutions might range from simply talking to the individual and making sure they know where help is available, to barring them from an entire chain of outlets.In the spotlightAlthough operators grumble that UK betting and gaming is one of the most heavily regulated sectors in the world, HR professionals believe that the new spotlight being cast on the business will ultimately be good for staff, as well as profits. Neal Young, group HR director at giant Gala Coral, believes that despite its sometimes shady image, gambling has much to be proud of. It might come as a surprise to hear that the sector attracts a large number of graduate recruits each year, either as temporary croupiers or potential management trainees.“The betting and gaming sector needs to come of age in the recruitment market and show people that it is already a very professional employment sector,” says Young. “We are leading the way in trying to demonstrate that the business is a bone fide career opportunity – not just for younger people, but for everyone with an interest in taking a bet.”HR multiplierAlthough social responsibility makes headlines, the bigger operators say they have already made enormous strides in complying with regulators and that it is gambling’s new, more open image that is more significant in the long term.Since deregulation, says Vince Jewitt, head of regional operations in the south for Stanley Casinos, the roulette wheel and blackjack table have seen a remarkable influx of women and younger couples – a trend he hopes will continue. A diverse mix of staff will promote this trend. “People come into casinos thinking everyone is going to be a James Bond-type in a tuxedo or an upper-class twit, but the many misconceptions about gambling are something we wish to correct,” says Jewitt.Ros Barker is HR director at Ladbrokes, which has more than 2,000 betting outlets nationwide. She believes staff retention is her biggest challenge.“HR has always been a high priority in the gaming and betting sector because of its big retail presence on the high street and the fact that it employs thousands of qualified people,” she says.“Developments in e-gambling are attracting a more IT-savvy generation of employees who see us as a happy hunting ground for jobs. While lots of bright young people are finding their way to us via an interest in sport or gambling, many are reluctant to stay for longer than a couple of years – and that is certainly a challenge.”In a sector where technical skill as well as all-round numeracy is highly prized, promoting existing qualified staff is more cost efficient than attracting raw talent, says Barker. Of a staff of 14,000, the firm promotes around 5,000 people internally every year. The job functions in gaming and betting are in many ways the same as in any other big, systems-driven retail business, including HR, finance, marketing, high-profile IT work and the ever-present security.Unique to gambling though are the front-of-house croupiers, who work shifts during casino opening hours of 2pm to 6am and are judged on the number and quality of the games they deal. Behind the scenes are the ‘traders’, who specialise in odds compilation or liability management. Hitting the jackpotAt Ladbrokes, between 10 and 20 graduates are recruited each year and seconded to the retail operation, to internet and TV gambling, and to either marketing, HR or telephone work. “We see ourselves as being very much part of the leisure sector, even though we’re an adults-only industry,” says Barker. “And while we continue to work closely with the Gambling Commission on social responsibility, it is important to remember that the UK has the lowest number of problem gamblers in the world.”While deregulation entails a more prominent role for the regulators, it will also mean HR managers have to be more proactive in the way they manage talent. “Lots of people become croupiers as a stopgap after university because it is fairly easy to pick up and can be well-paid, but HR’s job is to identify those with the potential to make senior croupiers or junior managers,” Barker adds.“HR has become more important to us in the past couple of years as the industry has expanded and all operators have begun to fish from the same pond.”Surprisingly though, he adds, mobility is rare among those who make betting and gaming into a long-term career. “Of the 13 casinos I look after, I have only one general manager with a non-casino background – and he’s from bingo.”Legal Q&A: Gambling at workGambling Commission-‘Super-casinos’, or large casinos, will span at least 1,500 square metres, and have the right to operate 150 machines with jackpots of £5,000. The Gambling Act 2005 also made provision for one, all-day, Vegas-style gambling palace, with a licence to include 1,250 slot machines, each with an unlimited jackpot. The first casino is due to open by December 2007. It is thought that the new casinos planned for the UK could create as many as 100,000 new jobs. Related posts:No related photos. HR’s big gamble: sector focus on casinosOn 26 Sep 2006 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Government to review select licensing as number of schemes passes 550 mark

first_imgOne of the UK’s most controversial private rental market policies, select licensing, is to be reviewed, the government has announced as the number of schemes in the UK tops 550.These geograpically-specific schemes require landlords to apply for a licence if they want to rent out a property, mainly so that their local council can ensure they are ‘fit and proper’.The government’s review will be a chance for landlords and their agents, who often dislike the extra costs and red tape selective licensing schemes create, to make their voices heard.For agents, managing properties within or near selective licensing scheme zones is often a challenge because both their shifting local coverage and changing requirements can make them difficult to comply with.Licences usually cost approximately £500 per property, although they can be as high as £2,500 for HMOs.In October The Neg reported that there were 30 selective licensing schemes in London, a further 500 being operated outside the capital and at least 25 new ones in consultation, although this figures has now believed to have surpassed 550.The government says it wants to find out how selective licensing is being used and how well the schemes are working.A review by a panel of independent commissioners will gather evidence from local authorities who operate selective licensing schemes as well as the official organisations who represent landlords, tenants and housing professionals.Some councils are keener than others and for example the London Borough of Brent announced in February that it had so far fined landlords £63,500 within its two selective licensing scheme areas.The government says it will report back on the review in Spring 2019.government review Selective Licensing scheme Brent June 21, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Government to review select licensing as number of schemes passes 550 mark previous nextRegulation & LawGovernment to review select licensing as number of schemes passes 550 markHousing ministry says it wants to find out how they are being used by councils, and if they working some 12 years after the first ones were introduced.Nigel Lewis21st June 20180661 Viewslast_img read more