iGaming Academy offering free Covid-19 readiness training

first_img iGaming Academy, a training provider owned by Conexus Group, is offering free e-learning courses to help gaming businesses make themselves ready to tackle the effects novel coronavirus (Covid-19). Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Casino & games Tags: OTB and Betting Shops iGaming Academy, a training provider owned by Conexus Group, is offering free e-learning courses to help gaming businesses make themselves ready to tackle the effects novel coronavirus (Covid-19).The courses, delivered in partnership with Clarion Gaming’s Totally Gaming Academy (TGA), will be updated regularly to reflect changes in the global situation with regards to the Covid-19 pandemic. Through the courses, iGaming Academy aims to address the key question of how to prepare a safe working environment for staff to return to.It will do this by introducing employees to clear procedures and best practices around Covid-19 prevention, based on guidelines issued by the World Health Organisation, Centres for Disease Control & Prevention, the European Centre for Disease Prevention & Control, and the Health and Safety Executive, as well as recommendations from industry-specific associations.Jaime Debono, managing director of iGaming Academy, said: “As part of our commitment to our clients and the industry during these challenging times, we are pleased to be offering a free set of COVID-19 Readiness eLearning courses unique to the gaming industry.”“These free courses will be regularly updated to ensure that employees are continually provided with the knowledge and guidance required to uphold necessary protective measures as the pandemic evolves.”The launch of the new readiness courses follows an agreement struck between TGA and iGaming Academy in March. This aims to bring TGA’s classroom expertise online, supported by iGaming Academy’s e-learning expertise.Andrew Spencer, head of education & training at Totally Gaming Academy, said: “Our aim is to help support land-based casinos, retail betting shops and corporate office environments get back to work safely.”The courses will be made available for free for up to 50 employees per company for new iGaming Academy customers. They will also be available for existing customers that are using iGaming Academy’s Learning Management System under contract.With the return of live sport and reopening of brick-and-mortar gaming venues, the industry is currently working to ensure a successful resumption of operations following Covid-19 lockdowns in a number of markets.However, the sector is expected to take a significant hit from the pandemic, according to iGB’s principal data partner H2 Gambling Capital. Gross win for the global gaming industry is forecast to be down 21.7% from H2’s original full-year projections for 2020. With quarantines and lockdowns around the world beginning to ease, land-based businesses are now focused on allowing a safe return to business for staff and customers.center_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 8th July 2020 | By Conor Mulheir Topics: Casino & games People Sports betting Strategy iGaming Academy offering free Covid-19 readiness traininglast_img read more

Does the 6.1% Centamin dividend yield make it a top gold stock to buy?

first_imgDoes the 6.1% Centamin dividend yield make it a top gold stock to buy? 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’! G A Chester has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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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. Image source: Getty Images Centamin‘s (LSE: CEY) dividend has caught my eye. But a high yield alone isn’t sufficient for me to buy a stock. There are always other things to consider. Here, I’ll discuss not only the dividend, but also the business that produces it. And the risks there may be in owning the stock.The Centamin dividendIf I buy Centamin today at 107p a share, what can I look forward to in the near term? Well, the board has said it intends to “recommend a minimum 2021 dividend of $105m”.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…Based on the company’s current number of shares in issue (1,156,450,695), this equates to $0.0908 a share. And based on the $/£ rate of 0.717, as I’m writing, it translates to 6.51p a share. This would give me a yield of 6.1% on the current 107p share price.One thing I need to note about the Centamin dividend is that I’m exposed to currency risk. I may get a payout of 6.51p a share. But it may be more or less, depending on the $/£ rate at the relevant time. And, of course, assuming the board does actually recommend that minimum distribution of $105m.More on the Centamin dividendIn a first-quarter production report, Centamin said it had made “a good start to 2021”. It reiterated its production guidance for the full year of 400,000 to 430,000 ounces of gold. It also reiterated its cost and capex guidance.I have to accept that the risk of operational setbacks is higher with miners than with companies in some other industries. But the news from Centamin so far this year bodes well for its 2021 dividend.What of next year and beyond? Fluctuations in the price of gold put Centamin at risk of ups and downs in sales, profits and dividends. However, with gold being a reliable hedge against inflation over the long term, I can live with shorter-term fluctuations in returns. Particularly because I see its dividend policy as extremely attractive.It says: “Maintaining a sustainable dividend policy is central to our strategy. Our dividend policy makes firm commitments on capital allocation, meaning shareholder interests are always at the centre of what we do: The first 30% of free cash flow is ring-fenced for dividends. After assessing growth capital requirements, any surplus cash is returned to shareholders.”Cash and pipelineWhen I look at Centamin, I see a company that isn’t artificially paying a generous dividend by increasing its debt. The company consistently maintains a strong balance sheet. As last reported it had “no debt, no hedging and cash and liquid assets of $331m”. This big cash buffer provides some comfort against the aforementioned elevated operational risks that come with an industry like mining.The exploration and development of new assets is also a risk with miners. However, Centamin has an active growth pipeline. I’m particularly encouraged by a recent preliminary economic assessment of the company’s Doropo project. This envisages average annual gold production of more than 200,000 ounces for the first five years.A top gold stock to buy?As I mentioned at the top of this article, a high yield alone isn’t sufficient for me to invest in a company. However, backed by Centamin’s attractive dividend policy, cash-rich balance sheet and growth pipeline, I think the 6.1% yield makes this a top gold stock for me to buy. G A Chester | Thursday, 17th June, 2021 | More on: CEY See all posts by G A Chesterlast_img read more

Thomas Waldrom back in New Zealand, with England

first_imgMonday Sep 26, 2011 Thomas Waldrom back in New Zealand, with England Former Crusaders loose forward Thomas Waldrom talks about his return to his native New Zealand, the shock at being called up for England, and getting over jetlag. Thanks to @rugbymediaADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error RWC Extra Related Articles 502 WEEKS AGO Alesana Tuilagi smashes a reporter 502 WEEKS AGO All Blacks victory parade in Auckland with… 502 WEEKS AGO IRB Awards 2011 Highlights From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Corpo Santo 6 / Samuel Torres de Carvalho Arquitetura

first_imgArchDaily Photographs:  Alexander Bogorodskiy Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Architects: Samuel Torres de Carvalho Arquitetura Area Area of this architecture project Apartments Corpo Santo 6 / Samuel Torres de Carvalho ArquiteturaSave this projectSaveCorpo Santo 6 / Samuel Torres de Carvalho Arquitetura Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/909066/corpo-santo-6-samuel-torres-de-carvalho-arquitetura Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/909066/corpo-santo-6-samuel-torres-de-carvalho-arquitetura Clipboard Projects “COPY”center_img Corpo Santo 6 / Samuel Torres de Carvalho Arquitetura Area:  11818 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Save this picture!© Alexander Bogorodskiy+ 33Curated by Pedro Vada Share CopyApartments, Residential•Lisbon, Portugal Portugal Manufacturers: Dinesen, Smeg, LIOZ, SCHIMITTSave this picture!© Alexander BogorodskiyRecommended ProductsDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82WindowsRodecaAluminium WindowsRenders / 3D AnimationAUGmentectureAugmented Reality Platform – AUGmentecture™Text description provided by the architects. The building in question has its access made by two streets at different levels, the main access being through Rua do Corpo Santo and the secondary through Rua do Ferragial, which is at a height of 7 meters. This difference originates two semi-buried floors, below the ground of Rua do Corpo Santo.Save this picture!© Alexander BogorodskiyThe original construction dates back to XVIII century and is perfectly framed within the Lisbon urban network. The building consists of 6 floors, with the first two being dedicated to commerce and the remaining four to dwellings. Save this picture!© Alexander BogorodskiyAt the shops level, the first two floors were recovered with the pavement made up of large stone slabs, as well as of the vaulted edge supported by pillars, reinforced by transverse arches, which are a typical characteristic of the Pombaline building of that time. Also the main entrance on Corpo Santo Street was maintained and recovered with atrium in stone.Save this picture!© Alexander BogorodskiyEach apartment floor gives rise to two dwellings, as is believed to be the initial layout of the building. Only the last floor (in mansard) was changed, which happens to be organized in the form of duplex apartment.Save this picture!© Alexander BogorodskiyOn the interior, the houses are characterized by the great attention to detail, creating warm, cozy and contemporary environments with the use of stone and wood in its natural state.Save this picture!PlansThe cover was retained in its shape but was repositioned to increase the living area, and to create a small terrace with stunning views over the Tagus River. Building façades were recovered, preserving the original window frames, stone masonry and metal guards, which together maintain the architectural foundation of Pombaline architecture.Save this picture!© Alexander BogorodskiyProject gallerySee allShow lessMistral Iguatemi Wine Store / Studio Arthur CasasSelected ProjectsOPEN Architecture Designs a Village for Learning in ShanghaiArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:Lisbon, PortugalLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share 2018 CopyAbout this officeSamuel Torres de Carvalho ArquiteturaOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsBuildingsResidentialLisboaPortugalPublished on January 10, 2019Cite: “Corpo Santo 6 / Samuel Torres de Carvalho Arquitetura” [Corpo Santo 6 / Samuel Torres de Carvalho Arquitetura] 10 Jan 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsCabinetsFlorenseCabinet – FloAirWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagStair Railing – CELLON®LightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USAHigh Speed Hand Dryers – Aerix+BoardsForestOneLaminate – EGGER laminatesAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®Metal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Systems – Horizontal PanelWall / Ceiling LightsA-LightAccolade Wall Light at River Dental OfficeBricksStröherClinker Brick Slips – StiltreuMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

#CollateralFreedom: RSF unblocks two more websites

first_imgCreated in 2006, Chronicles of Turkmenistan (Хроника Туркменистана) is the news website of the “Turkmen Initiative for the Defence of Human Rights” and is one of the few sources of independent information in a country where the government keeps tight control on the media. As it is very critical of the government, it is subjected to a great deal of pressure and the site has been blocked in Turkmenistan since 2007.The mirror site is accessible here: https://ctm1.global.ssl.fastly.net/Collateral Freedom – an initial evaluation Since Collateral Freedom’s launch on 12 March, RSF’s servers have accepted more than 24 million requests and have provided more than 200 gigabytes of data. The operation’s success during the first few days forced RSF to increase the capacity of its servers into order to absorb the massive traffic influx.Since then, RSF has created other mirrors and is using new hosting services. This makes it possible to circulate a new website address if a country takes the decision to block access to all the services of an Internet company such as Fastly, Amazon, Microsoft and Google. A constantly updated list of the mirrors and the services being used is available at github.com. Censorship in China – Great Cannon after Great Firewall Collateral Freedom’s name was never so well chosen. A few days after the operation got under way, the Chinese authorities blocked access to the entire content delivery network of Fastly, one of the companies used by RSF for its mirror sites. Many of Fastly’s clients were affected. But instead of reconsidering its contract with RSF, Fastly supported the operation and provided RSF with the necessary bandwidth.GreatFire.org, the non-profit organization that devised the tools used by RSF for this operation, was itself the target of massive cyber-attacks from 17 March onwards. GitHub, the site that hosts GreatFire’s tools, came under attack on 26 March. The company described it as “the largest DDoS attack in github.com’s history.”After investigating for several days, GreatFire identified the source of the attacks – the Chinese authorities. “Based on the technical forensic evidence provided above and the detailed research that has been done on the GitHub attack, we can now confidently conclude that the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) is responsible for both of these attacks,” GreatFire said.This has been confirmed by Citizen Lab, a Canadian research institute specializing in cyber-attacks. In a report released on 10 April, Citizen Lab gave a name to the tool used by the Chinese authorities – “Great Cannon.” In addition to its Great Firewall, which imposes a relentless censorship on the Chinese Internet, the government now also has offensive weapons that allow it to attack and neutralize websites located outside China. “The Show must go on”Despite the profusion of technological resources being deployed to block the free flow of information and gag dissident voices, RSF will press on with Operation Collateral Freedom as long as its own resources permit.You can contribute to this battle: * By sharing this information with the #CollateralFreedom hashtag and by helping to make others aware of the content on the blocked websites.* By making a donation so that we can keep funding this operation.* By creating your own mirror site using the tools developed by GreatFire: https://github.com/greatfire/website-mirror-by-proxyVietnam, China and Turkmenistan are respectively ranked 175th, 176th and 178th out of 180 countries in the Reporters Without Borders World Press Freedom Index. May 12, 2015 – Updated on January 25, 2016 #CollateralFreedom: RSF unblocks two more websites Organisation Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is unblocking two more websites as part of Collateral Freedom, the operation it launched on 12 March, World Press Freedom Day, when it unblocked sites censored in 11 countries. Today it is unblocking the website of the Independent Journalists Association of Vietnam, Vietnam Thoi Bao, which is blocked in Vietnam, and Chronicles of Turkmenistan, blocked in Turkmenistan. RSF_en center_img News Help by sharing this information Operation Collateral Freedom is based on the technique of mirroring. RSF creates a copy of the blocked site on a website hosting service provided by a big Internet company such as Fastly, Amazon, Microsoft or Google. If a government that is an “Enemy of the Internet” were to block access to the mirror, it would at the same time deprive thousands of its companies of the essential technological services provided by these Internet giants. The collateral economic and political damage would be hard to assume.Two new sites unblockedAfter unblocking nine censored sites in 11 countries, RSF is pressing ahead with Operation Collateral Freedom and unblocking two more sites: Vietnam Thoi Bao (Vietnam Times) and Chronicles of Turkmenistan. Vietnam Thoi Bao (Vietnam Times) is the site of the Independent Journalists Association of Vietnam (IJAVN). With “critical spirit” as its motto, it covers subjects related to human rights, politics and the economy. Created in July 2014, it was blocked three days after going online. Pham Chi Dung, a journalist who heads the IJAVN and edits the Vietnam Times, is on RSF’s list of “100 Information Heroes.”The mirror site is accessible here: https://d1s66ldlhegqs2.cloudfront.netlast_img read more

Spate of physical attacks on Iraqi journalists

first_imgNews RSF_en Reporters Without Borders condemns several recent cases of violence against Iraqi journalists by US and Iraqi soldiers and armed groups. At least three journalists have been the victims of physical attacks in the past two weeks.“We again reiterate that passage of the bill for the protection of journalists would improve conditions for the media,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The time taken by parliament to begin examining this bill, which has been repeatedly postponed since September 2009, seems to be the main reason for the continuation of violence against the Iraqi media.”A joint Iraqi and US military detachment attacked Mohamed Jalil, a photographer and reporter for the German news agency DPA, yesterday in Fallujah, 69 km west of Baghdad. Iraqi and US soldiers forced their way into his home and hit him. They then confiscated his cameras and his laptops. Neither army gave an explanation for the raid or use of violence.Three gunmen searched the home of Khaled Quraghuli, a journalist with Al-Anbar and a professor at the University of Al-Anbar, on 8 May in the central city of Ramadi, about 100 km west of Baghdad, hitting him and firing several shots before departing.Ihab Al-Zouba’i, a freelance journalist who reports for the Washington Post from Abu Ghraib (32 km west of the centre of Baghdad), was going through the Al-Hamadania checkpoint on 5 May when four Iraqi soldiers insulted him and hit him because he was speaking on his telephone. Al-Zouba’i is one of the few journalists working in western Baghdad because of the difficulties for journalists and the restrictions imposed by the Iraqi army in this area.Reporters Without Borders is also saddened to learn that Rahim Al-Shamri, a reporter for the newspaper Al-Fateh, was killed by an explosion at a textile plant in Al-Hilla, 100 km south of Baghdad, on 10 May. Two other reporters – Ihsan Al-Khalidi of satellite TV station Al-Rasheed and Hussein Al-Abbasi of radio Sawa – were injured by the explosion. News IraqMiddle East – North Africa December 16, 2020 Find out more December 28, 2020 Find out more May 20, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Spate of physical attacks on Iraqi journalists Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information to go furthercenter_img News Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan February 15, 2021 Find out more Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” Follow the news on Iraq Organisation News RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” IraqMiddle East – North Africa last_img read more

RSF urges Turkey to rescind draconian state of emergency decrees

first_img to go further Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit September 19, 2016 – Updated on September 25, 2016 RSF urges Turkey to rescind draconian state of emergency decrees April 28, 2021 Find out more Two months after responding to a coup attempt by declaring a state of emergency, the Turkish government continues to target journalists, pluralism and freedom of information. RSF is today publishing a report that details the many abuses and urges the government to return to democratic principles.Released on the day that Turkey completes its first two months under the state of emergency, the report analyses the frontal assault on media independence launched by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s government.DOWNLOAD THE REPORT IN ENGLISHTÜRKÇE / IN TURKISH Declared on 20 July, the state of emergency allows the authorities to bypass the judicial system, although it is less independent than ever, and to curtail defence rights. Many journalists have been arrested and charged on spurious grounds and without evidence of their involvement in the coup attempt.Those who are arrested can be held in police custody for up to 30 days and can be denied access to a lawyer during the first five days.Taking advantage of the state of emergency, the government has also ordered the permanent closure of more than 100 media outlets, including newspapers, radio stations and TV channels, drastically curtailing pluralism, which had already been under attack.The state of emergency has also enabled the authorities to impose arbitrary administrative sanctions (withdrawal of passports and press cards) with the aim of discrediting hundreds of journalists and preventing them from working freely.“Instead of following the example set by the Turkish people, who resisted the putschists on 15 July and defended democracy, the Erdogan government has pursued an ever-broader offensive against freedom of information in Turkey,” said Johann Bihr, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk.“The government is using the state of emergency to jail journalists and close media outlets that supposedly supported its former Gülen movement allies, thereby flouting the most fundamental freedom of expression and opinion. But the state of emergency is also being used to attack all opposition media outlets.”Proclaimed five days after the 15 July abortive coup d’état, the three-month state of emergency allows the authorities to govern by decree. They are going after anyone suspected of “links” with the Gülen movement, which was immediately declared to have been behind the would-be coup.Hundreds of journalists – not only those working for pro-Gülen media but also for other media outlets critical of the government – have been arrested, questioned, charged or dismissed.This report was written by RSF Turkey representative Erol Önderoğlu, who was jailed for ten days in June for taking part, like many other leading Turkish media figures, in a campaign of solidarity with Özgür Gündem, a newspaper that defends Kurdish rights. It was summarily closed on 16 August under the state of emergency.Turkey is ranked 151st out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. RSF_en News April 2, 2021 Find out more Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law News Help by sharing this information TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesReports and statistics Judicial harassmentImprisonedFreedom of expressionUnited NationsCouncil of Europe center_img Follow the news on Turkey Organisation Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor April 2, 2021 Find out more TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesReports and statistics Judicial harassmentImprisonedFreedom of expressionUnited NationsCouncil of Europe Credit: Yasin Akgul / AFP News Receive email alerts Related documents Turkey report_State of emergency_19-09-2016PDF – 792.23 KBTürkçePDF – 862.84 KB Newslast_img read more

‘No Person Can Be Deprived From Keeping A Cow For Personal Use Of Milk’: Rajasthan HC Issues Notice To State [Read Notice]

first_imgNews Updates’No Person Can Be Deprived From Keeping A Cow For Personal Use Of Milk’: Rajasthan HC Issues Notice To State [Read Notice] Akshita Saxena15 May 2020 11:29 PMShare This – xThe Rajasthan High Court on Friday emphasized that a person cannot be deprived from following the “Indian tradition” of keeping one or two cows in his residence, for personal use of milk. The remarks have been made in a petition filed by one Radheyshyam who had alleged that his keeping of a cow in his residence for personal use was being treated as running a dairy farm/ Gaushala by…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?LoginThe Rajasthan High Court on Friday emphasized that a person cannot be deprived from following the “Indian tradition” of keeping one or two cows in his residence, for personal use of milk. The remarks have been made in a petition filed by one Radheyshyam who had alleged that his keeping of a cow in his residence for personal use was being treated as running a dairy farm/ Gaushala by the local municipal authorities. The petition was filed seeking restoration of electricity and water connection of his residence, on the ground that keeping one cow for personal use doesn’t amount to maintaining a Gaushala. The court was also of a prima facie opinion that if any citizen keeps a cow or buffalo or any other pet/animal in his house for his personal use, it cannot be a ground to disconnect the electricity and water connection of his residence. “Keeping of cow for personal use of milk has been an old traditional way of life in India and no person can be deprived or denied to follow this old tradition. It cannot be said that keeping one or two cows at home would amount to having cattle farm or within the meaning of Gaushala,” the bench of Justice Sanjeev Prakash Sharma observed. The court has thus issued notices to the Respondent authorities with an interim direction to reconnect the electricity and water connection of the Petitioner.Case Details: Case Title: Radheyshyam v. Jaipur Nagar Nigam & Ors. Case No.: CWP No. 5604/2020 Quorum: Justice Sanjeev Prakash Sharma Appearance: Advocates Kapil Bhardwaj and Rishi Raj Maheshwari (for Petitioner); Additional Govt Counsel Bharat Saini (for Respondent) Click Here To Download Order Read Order Next Storylast_img read more

Pronto ‘okrie’ patch benefits from old-fashioned growing techniques

first_img Published 11:00 pm Friday, September 6, 2013 Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Print Article Email the author Book Nook to reopen Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Renfroe was fool hearted enough to whip the okra on his patch in Pronto.He admitted that he was a bit hesitant to lay a stick to his okra patch. But, “why not?”“The patch was green and growing but it didn’t have one single bloom,” Renfroe said, as he pushed the cap back on his head. “This dirt up around Pronto has always been good for growing peas, cotton, whatever but the ‘okrie’ just wasn’t making.” By Jaine Treadwell Pronto ‘okrie’ patch benefits from old-fashioned growing techniques Renfroe had kind of gotten pressured into planting the okra patch. He likes fried okra but it stops right there. He doesn’t like that “slimy, boiled stuff.” So, he had no need or desire to plant an okra patch.But when kinfolks called and a little Pronto pride rushed in, Renfroe decided it was time to put his hand to the plow, so to speak.Bill Hixon, Renfroe’s uncle, is mighty fond of okra. He likes it any way it’s prepared. He could eat it three times a day and still want more. So, it would seem that Hixon would have a huge okra patch and grow enough okra so that he could have it anytime and every time he wanted it.But the land up around Buckhorn Creek where Hixon lives is not conducive to good okra growing. So knowing how much his dad likes okra, Billy Hixon took the matter into his own hands. Skip The younger Hixon had spread the litter from his chicken houses on already fertile ground in Pronto. He knew it would be a prime place for growing okra.“Billy handed me a sack of okra seeds and asked me to plant them so maybe his dad could get his fill of ‘okrie,’” Renfroe said.When Renfroe planted the seeds, he envisioned enough okra to feed China. But it was not to be. The okra grew and grew but it did not bloom.One day as Renfroe stood at the okra patch pondering the situation, a neighboring farmer stopped his truck, leaned out the window and called to Renfroe, “You gotta, whup it!”Now, the practice of “whuppin’ okrie” was not foreign to Renfroe.“Fletcher Rodgers used to whup okrie with a dogwood switch or a brush broom, whatever you call it,” Renfroe said. “He said you had to whup okrie to get it to make. Fletcher was into all kinds of voodoo stuff. Most folks thought he was crazy. But his okrie bloomed and made.”And, then there was Dave Moneyham, who had been successful at growing okrie on Buckhorn Creek.“Dave’s daddy was born a slave and he practiced the old ways,” Renfroe said. “Dave said his daddy whupped his okrie with a hickory stick, the same hickory stick that he whupped Dave with.”Renfroe started to think that maybe, just maybe, he might take a stick to his okrie. After all, his neighbor had said, “It’s not gonna make until you whup it!”So, Renfroe took a hickory stick to his okrie patch. He drew back that stick and whupped and whupped the okra until he couldn’t lift his arm one more time.After the whuppin’ the okrie took, it straightened up. It grew; it bloomed; it made … and made … made.The stalks grew stout and tall. So tall that Renfroe has to climb a 12-foot ladder to harvest the okra that’s growing at 14 feet – and rising.“I’ve never seen so much okrie,” Renfroe said. “I whupped it and it whupped me.”But folks all around the county have benefited from the bountiful harvest, Renfroe included. And especially his Uncle Bill, whose wife, Betty, is “one more good country cook.”“Betty is one of the best cooks anywhere,” Renfroe said. “I mean she can cook.”And, she invited Renfroe over for an okra dinner.“We had fried okra, boiled okra and okra in the butterbeans and the best cornbread anywhere,” Renfroe said. “Betty apologized for not having meat but we didn’t need meat. We had okrie.”Thankfully, okra is in high demand. Fried okra is a popular side item. It’s on most buffet lines and offered on meats and threes. Those who cook the old-time way say that a pod or two of okra cooked in peas and butterbeans gives them a special flavor. And, pickled okra is now a hot item.Renfroe said he has endowed a distant neighbor with five one-gallon buckets of okra for the purpose of pickling.The future of okra looks promising – fried, boiled, pickled – anyway you like it.All it takes for a plentiful okra harvest is a putting a good whuppin’ on it and it will bloom and make and make and make, according to Renfroe.As an afterthought, Renfroe has decided that whuppin’ the “okrie” knocks the leaves off, allowing the sun to filter through so the plants will bloom and produce.“Okrie needs a good whuppin’ or it won’t make. That might sound crazy but it’s just that simple,” Renfroe said. Sponsored Content Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… By The Penny Hoarder Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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White man filmed in alleged Indiana assault says Black accuser was ‘race-baiting’

first_imgObtained by ABC NewsBY: IVAN PEREIRA, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) — A white man who’s been accused of beating up and shouting racial slurs at a Black man in a filmed incident at an Indiana lake on the Fourth of July contends he isn’t the one who started the violent conflict and says his accuser is not telling the truth.But Vauhxx Rush Booker, the man seen in the video with his face pressed against a tree, is sticking with his account and continuing to call for arrests.Attorneys for Sean Purdy, one of the men accused of taking part in the alleged assault, held a news conference Monday in Monroe County, Indiana, and said Booker was putting out “a false narrative” about the incident that took place in Lake Monroe. Booker, 36, said a group of white men confronted him while he was walking to an event at the lake with a friend and later blocked the path to the beach.Booker said in a Facebook post that he and a friend “decided to just walk back and attempt to simply have a conversation” with the group, but that group members “quickly became aggressive,” and when Booker and his friend walked away, “two of them jumped me from behind.” Booker, who called the assault an attempted lynching, said some of his hair was pulled out and that he heard one of the attackers yell for someone to get a noose.A group of bystanders came to Booker’s aid and some of them filmed the confrontation that showed people screaming at the white men, who are seen pushing Booker’s face into a tree.Booker posted a video on his Facebook page showing footage taken after the initial confrontation ended, in which the white men are seen cursing at him and the bystanders, with at least one yelling racial epithets. Booker said he called 911 and the police saw the videos that were taken of the incident, but as of Tuesday, there were no arrests.David Hennessy, one of Purdy’s attorneys, contends that Booker instigated the encounter, threw the first punches, and “started race-baiting.” The attorneys said that their client was only restraining Booker.Hennessy also said that Purdy “passed” a polygraph test about the incident, specifically regarding questions about Booker’s claims that Purdy used racial epithets and threatened to get a noose.“Mr. Booker says he survived this near-lynching, yet he stays to videotape people as he race baits them … and he gets one of them to say some racially insensitive stuff,” Hennessy said during the news conference.The attorney called on Booker to take a polygraph test and offered to pay for it.“You can’t much prove things with the polygraph, but you can rule things out,” Hennessey said.Katherine Leill, Booker’s attorney, said in a statement that her client won’t be taking a test and that he stands by his account of the incident.“This is what repeatedly happens,” Leill said in a statement. “The victim gets blamed and shamed. He gets re-victimized.”She said that other witnesses filmed the incident and have corroborated Booker’s account. Leill urged authorities to charge the alleged attackers.“Look at the video. There are witnesses who saw Sean Purdy’s aggression and who heard the racist slurs of his friends. You cannot provoke racism,” Leill said.The Indiana Department of Natural Resources’ Law Enforcement Division and the Monroe County Prosecutor’s Office have said they are investigating the incident. Leill said Booker spoke with the FBI Monday and that they have opened a hate crime investigation.A spokeswoman for the FBI told ABC News the agency couldn’t comment on ongoing investigations.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more