BetGames.Tv signs Ganabet Mexico deal

first_imgHumberto Anaya Pacheco, risk and business intelligence manager at Ganabet.mx, added: “In the current climate, it’s more important than ever to offer players a comprehensive casino product and this partnership with BetGames.TV will ensure that we can deliver more premium content to them. The deal went live last month and has seen Ganabet deliver several of BetGames’ products including Wheel of Fortune, 6+ Poker and War of Bets “Ganabet.mx is a progressive operator giving players one of the best casino experiences in the region. It’s a natural move for them to bolster their live dealer vertical and we look forward to building a successful relationship in the coming years.” BetGames said it has seen bet counts surge by 300% across Latin America in 2020 to date, and has recently signed partnership agreements with several operators in the region. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address BetGames has also expanded its footprint globally, striking deals with industry suppliers SBTech and Nsoft, in April and August respectively. Topics: Casino & games Live dealer “Our live dealer titles continue to entice players looking for a more engaging casino experience, and we’re very confident that our products will help Ganabet.mx drive retention and acquisition, and in turn, more betting volume and profitability,” BetGames.Tv sales director for Latin America Eddie Morales said. “Many players have jumped from sports betting to casino in recent months, but they often demand something more than RNG-based titles. BetGames.TV’s live dealer games provide that bit more, delivering engaging content with a human element.” Playtech veteran Andreas Köberl recently joined the supplier as its new chief executive, after leading up Playtech’s Trinity Bet Group, which operates the Germany and Austria-facing sportsbook, HPYBET. Live dealer gaming supplier, BetGames.Tv, has formed a partnership with Mexican online operator Ganabet.mx, to offer its full product suite to the operator. Regions: LATAM Mexico 6th October 2020 | By Aaron Noy AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Several of the industry’s major players have entered the Mexican market in recent years, including online operators 1xBet, bet365 and Addison Global, though the latter has since gone out of business. Suppliers such as PlayAGS, Scout Gaming and Kiron have also formed partnerships to bring them into the market. BetGames.Tv signs Ganabet Mexico deal Live dealer In August, it signed a deal with Doradobet whose operation serves players in Peru and Central America. This came after a partnership in July with Apuesta Total, another of Peru’s most popular operators.last_img read more

Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc (SOVREN.ng) Q32016 Interim Report

first_imgSovereign Trust Insurance Plc (SOVREN.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc (SOVREN.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc (SOVREN.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc (SOVREN.ng)  2016 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileSovereign Trust Insurance Plc is an insurance and risk management services company in Nigeria licensed to cover all cases of life and non-life insurance. Products cover the spectrum of travel, quote and buy, family wellbeing, vehicle, 3 rd party motor and marine insurance. Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc was established following the restructuring and recapitalisation of the then Grand Union Assurances Limited. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Planned Parenthood’s Margaret Sanger problem

first_imgPlanned Parenthood of Greater New York issued a strong statement July 21 that condemned Margaret Sanger’s relationship with eugenics theory and practice. “By saying this, we disarm a tool anti-abortion opponents use to shame women of color, especially Black women, from seeking the full spectrum of sexual and reproductive health care.” The PPGNY statement noted that its move to acknowledge Sanger’s role in the eugenics movement was not just related to the national upsurge in the Black Lives Matter movement. “It was prompted and led by Black women who have been wary of Planned Parenthood’s origins.” (New York Times, July 21) Foremost among Black reproductive justice leaders is Loretta Ross, one of the Black women who coined the term “Reproductive Justice” in 1994. The term was much needed because “reproductive rights” didn’t reflect people of colors’ intersectional needs to access all the rights and resources that would enable them to both terminate pregnancies when they choose and raise healthy children when they choose. Two years ago Ross wrote a prescient article addressing Planned Parenthood: “Perhaps none of the challenges facing Planned Parenthood [after Cecile Richards steps down as president] is as urgent as the racial and class divisions that shape how American women seek reproductive health care. Race and class are inextricable in America, and both interfere with access to and use of reproductive health services. … “In this dangerous political moment, Planned Parenthood also requires an expert on white supremacy, someone who can use an intersectional analysis to respond to [Trump’s] anti-democratic movement.” (HuffPost, Jan. 30, 2018) Exposing right-wing hypocrisy and liesAnti-abortion forces, led by “Right to Life” groups initiated by the Catholic Church, swung into action only days after the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision legalized the right to abortion in 1973. Its prime target was Margaret Sanger, who single-handedly started the fight for “birth control” — a term she coined in 1916 when she founded her first women’s health clinic in Brooklyn. Sanger and her staff were arrested during a raid on the clinic nine days after it opened. Charged with providing information on contraception and fitting women for diaphragms, Sanger and her sister spent 30 days in jail for breaking the law. Later appealing her conviction, she scored a victory for the birth control movement. Her clinics grew nationally and her health care organization became Planned Parenthood in 1942. Sanger has since been hailed as a reproductive rights forerunner and pioneer.  The Catholic church, which opposes birth control, fought Sanger for promoting it and for supporting eugenics, the racist theory that some people are inherently superior to others. Rooted in racism, classism and ableism, eugenics followers deemed “selective breeding” was needed to improve the genetic “quality” of the population. The concept was not new. Plato suggested it around 400 B.C. The Nazis put the U.S. theory into practice.New York University historian Linda Gordon, author of  “Woman’s Body, Woman’s Right” (1976), told TIME July 21: “In the 1920s eugenics was almost universally considered good science, accepted by people on the Left and on the Right — including some Black leaders — and taught in most biology textbooks.” She added, “[I]t is a mistake to put [Sanger] in the same category as defenders of slavery and segregation.” Eugenics theory has been used to justify racist and ableist forced sterilization. In 1927 the Supreme Court ruled 8 to 1 in Buck v. Bell that the state of Virginia could permit compulsory sterilization of anyone deemed developmentally disabled “to protect the health of the state.” This policy was used to justify sterilization of poor, uneducated, mostly women of color, people with disabilities and immigrants. A 1937 Fortune magazine poll found that two-thirds of the population supported forced sterilization for the intellectually disabled. Racist state legislatures and courts predominantly in the South promoted sterilization for an estimated 70,000 uneducated, poor, mostly Black women though the mid-1970s. At the same time over 30% of women in Puerto Rico became sterilized, which they were encouraged to do so they could more easily work outside the home. Today documents in California and other states show that women prisoners, predominantly Black and Brown, have been sterilized, often without their permission.Reproductive justice is a human rightHistorical background on Margaret Sanger puts both Catholic and Evangelical religious right-wing attacks on Planned Parenthood into perspective. These anti-abortion groups have sanctimoniously charged the organization with being racist for “promoting” abortion for Black women. Arch-reactionaries Sen. Ted Cruz and Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas have railed against the organization’s alleged racism. But isn’t it the height of hypocrisy that these biased, reactionary groups and political figures have done nothing substantive to advance the lives of women or children of color? When have they supported government services that subsidize food, housing, childcare and health care for low-income families?All they do is disparage and stigmatize those who seek abortions and promote hundreds of legal hurdles to prevent women and gender-oppressed people from having access to constitutional, essential reproductive health care — a human right. The right wing continues to misuse the issue of racism to undermine reproductive justice. Dr. Rachel R. Hardeman, assistant professor of Health Policy and Management at the University of Minnesota, whose specialty is racism and maternal health, demolished Ross Douthat’s reactionary July 31 column, “Systemic racism: Planned Parenthood as a prime example,” in the New York Times.Hardeman writes: “Historic myths about Black women’s health — steeped in racism — continue to haunt us, but the right to safe, legal abortion is not one of them. Overall, Douthat conflates the unequal impact of public policy on Black communities with the fundamental right of Black women to control our own bodies. His position reflects the ideals of a white, patriarchal society that is pushed onto minority groups that are too often set up to struggle in a society built by and for white people.“What Black women want and deserve is access to the best medical care available, including the full range of reproductive health options so we can determine our own destiny. Our bodies are our own, and we won’t apologize for it.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Key Risks Keep Ag Outlook Cool

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Key Risks Keep Ag Outlook Cool By Hoosier Ag Today – Jan 12, 2018 Facebook Twitter SHARE Key Risks Keep Ag Outlook Cool Facebook Twitter SHARE The Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank says the outlook for agriculture remains down, but is beginning to show signs of stabilization. The bank notes that while aggregate measures of farm income are significantly lower than in previous years, the farm income forecast for 2017 was relatively unchanged from the 2016 estimate. Although farm income was expected to stabilize, growing inventories and trade uncertainty remain key risks to the outlook. High yields boosted production of corn and soybeans to near-record levels for the fourth year in a row, creating higher inventories and an expectation of prices holding at lower levels.Alongside growing domestic supplies, demand from exports and international trade have become more important, but agricultural producers and bankers have expressed concerns over increasing foreign competition and uncertainty surrounding trade deals, such as the North American Free Trade Agreement. In the cattle sector, price variability is a primary concern, but, despite larger inventories, prices and net margins are above year-ago levels.Source: NAFB News Service Previous article2017 Farm Equipment Sales UpNext articleFort Wayne Farm Show Bigger than Ever Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

Five Horned Frogs selected in 2018 MLB draft

first_imgFacebook Benton McDonald is a senior journalism and political science double major from Austin, Texas. He has worked for TCU360 since his freshman year and is currently the executive editor. TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Facebook Chancellor talks stimulus money, COVID-19 vaccines and more at limited attendance faculty town hall Twitter + posts printLuken Baker/ Photo by Sharon EllianThe TCU baseball team saw five players selected in the 2018 MLB draft, including a second-round selection of junior first basemen Luken Baker by the St. Louis Cardinals.Bakers selection at 75th overall was the eighth highest a player has been drafted during head coach Jim Schlossnagles 15-year tenure in Fort Worth. The junior has some of the best power in the draft and was selected despite suffering two season-ending injuries in each of the past two years.Durbin Feltman/ Photo by Sharon EllmanOn the second day of the draft, All-American closer Durbin Feltman was selected in the third round by the Boston Red Sox and pitcher Sean Wymer was selected in the fourth round by the Toronto Blue Jays.Sean Wymer/ Photo by Sharon Ellman Feltman is tied for the all-time saves record at TCU and averaged an impressive 2.03 ERA over the course of his career.Similar to former TCU reliever Brandon Finnegan, who played in the College World Series and the MLB World Series in the same season, Feltman has the chance to be called up to the big leagues and make his professional debut in the same calendar year in which he pitched for the Horned Frogs. Many players toil for years in the minor leagues after getting drafted and the fact that Feltman has been rumored to have big league potential so soon is a sign of his talent as a reliever.“Everybody wants to make it to the big leagues as fast as possible. I feel like I have a pretty good shot at it,” Feltman said in a Boston Globe Article. “If the Red Sox decide to push me up and challenge me, I’m always ready for the challenge.”The control of his fastball, as well as a dominating slider, could prove an asset to the Red Sox as they make a playoff push later this fall.The selections of Baker, Feltman, and Wymer in the first four rounds marked the second time TCU has had three players selected in the first four rounds.Jared Janczak/ Photo by Sharon EllmanOn the final day of the draft, starting pitcher Jared Janczak was selected in the 32nd round of the draft by the Los Angeles Angels and outfielder Josh Watson was selected in the 35th round by the Milwaukee Brewers.Josh Watson/ Photo by Sharon EllmanJanczak had an injury-riddled 2018 but was an All-American in 2017 and finished his career with a 17-7 record in 30 starts and a 2.56 ERA.Watson started every single game of his three-year career, finishing as a .274 career hitter and a two-time All-Big 12 performer. Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Linkedin ReddIt Thousands of TCU community members receive COVID-19 vaccines as university supply increases Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Benton McDonald Durbin Feltman returned from injury to make his first appearance since April 27. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto Previous articleConstruction set to begin on Amon G. Carter Stadium expansionNext articleThe Skiff: Orientation Edition Benton McDonald RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Settlement reached between TCU, former professor in discrimination lawsuit Twitter Linkedin Board approves tuition freeze, RRI actions but doesn’t act on eligibility issue spurred by Williams ReddIt Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

Letter to Iraqi authorities voicing concern about bill to protect journalists

first_imgNews News IraqMiddle East – North Africa Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan News IraqMiddle East – North Africa Read the Reporters Without Borders letter: Organisation Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” to go further Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information center_img RSF_en Reporters Without Borders wrote to the Iraqi authorities on 10 May voicing concern about a bill for the protection of journalists that is currently before the Iraqi parliament. The letter said the proposed law would undermine government efforts to reinforce media freedom and, despite the declared intention to protect journalists, would fail to address the increasing violence to which media personnel are exposed.The letter was sent to President Jalal Talabani, Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki and parliamentary speaker Usama Al-Nujaifi. Copies were also sent to Ali Al-Shalah, president of the parliament’s culture and media commission, Baha Araji, president of the parliament’s legal commission, and Moaid Al Lami, the head of the Union of Journalists. December 28, 2020 Find out more Related documents Letter to Iraqi authorities voicing concern about bill to protect journalistsPDF – 128.64 KB February 15, 2021 Find out more RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” Follow the news on Iraq News May 16, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Letter to Iraqi authorities voicing concern about bill to protect journalists December 16, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Italian minister threatens to remove “Gomorra” author’s police protection

first_img ItalyEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists Organized crimeCorruptionViolence RSF firmly condemns the interior minister’s threat and supports this courageous and determined writer who embodies both the verve of Italian journalists and the grit of all those who refuse to yield to the dictates of criminal gangs. Saviano is a member of RSF’s Emeritus Board. November 23, 2020 Find out more Roberto Saviano in 2015 / AFP News RSF_en June 22, 2018 Italian minister threatens to remove “Gomorra” author’s police protection Receive email alerts News Follow the news on Italy Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union ItalyEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists Organized crimeCorruptionViolence Italy is ranked 46th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. A heated exchange between Salvini, the leader of the far-right League party, and Saviano,the author of “Gomorra,” a famous book about the mafia, has been under way on socialnetworks and in the media for several days and was continuing today.In response to Saviano’s criticism of the government’s hostility towards migrants, Salvini told state TV yesterday that the authorities would “evaluate whether he runs any risk” and then possibly withdraw the round-the-clock protection he has been receiving for the past 12 years. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is appalled by Italian interior minister Matteo Salvini’sthreat to remove journalist and writer Roberto Saviano’s police escort after Saviano, whohas been getting police protection since 2006 because of mafia death threats, criticized thenew Italian coalition government’s migration policies. On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia News Adès-Mével added: “Blackmailing a journalist who is the target of the one of the world’s deadliest criminal organizations because he does not agree with government policy is not only irresponsible but also dangerous.” to go further RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive December 2, 2020 Find out more News Help by sharing this information Organisation Covering a mafia network or criminal gang in Italy exposes reporters to deadly danger. Ten Italian journalists are currently receiving close, round-the-clock police protection while around 200 others received occasional protection in 2017. “Living under police protection 24 hours a day is not a luxury, it’s a constant torment,” said Pauline Adès-Mével, the head of RSF’s EU-Balkan’s desk. “Despite being the target of repeated threats, Roberto Saviano continues to tirelessly cover organize crime and, for that, he should receive the Italian government’s unconditional support and protection.” November 19, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

After controversial anti-racism law, new media legislation in 2011

first_imgNews BoliviaAmericas Bolivian journalist hounded after accusing boss of sexual harassment to go further News Follow the news on Bolivia BoliviaAmericas Interview with Idón ChiviReporters Without Borders: What has been the outcome of the process of proposing and approving Law 045 against racism and all forms of discrimination? Idón Chivi: After Law 045 was promulgated on 8 October, we carried out nine days of consultations, one in each geographical department, about how it should be regulated. We received 300 verbal and written suggestions, and three complete proposals from the Ombudsman, the Human Rights Network and the Erbol Network.As regards the media, the technical team in charge of drafting the regulations focussed on two points: “the dissemination and endorsement of racist messages” and “the manifest will or intention of disseminating racist ideas.” As technical staff, we can discuss the disciplinary and administrative aspects. But the other aspect, concerning article 23 (merging the relevant criminal code provisions into Law 045), is up to the judiciary, not to us. One of the subjects that we are discussing, for example, is the temporary suspension or definitive withdrawal of licences from radio and TV stations.As our model we have used the laws of Spain, Argentina and other countries that penalize the dissemination of racist ideas. We also have a recommendation from Denis Racicot, the representative in Bolivia of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, which says that media freedom must not be used for discriminatory or racist purposes.- How to you view the current conflict about this law?Let us not forget that to get to this law and its regulation, we have had to go through the events of 11 November 2007 (clashes between students and peasants in Cochabamba), 24 May 2008 [harassment and humiliation of peasants by students in the centre of Sucre) and 11 September 2008 in Pando (massacre of 10 peasants). These painful events showed that certain elite sectors still harbour racist attitudes. Hence the government’s decision to discuss and approve this law.Some news media spend up to 16 hours a day sending messages criticising this law. What’s more, the controversy has proved to be very profitable for media that practice racism, because the government has had to explain the law and respond to certain insinuations, and this has resulted in publicity for these media.It has been interesting for us to note that for the most part the public is not worried about the media’s freedom of expression, because 78 per cent of the suggestions we received during the visits to the departments were about racism in education, the public administration and other matters. Only 22 per cent of the proposals referred to journalism.- What do you think of the protests by journalists and media owners?The journalists are divided, because it is very clear that some of them, ANP members, participated in the discussion about the law’s regulations and many of them submitted very specific proposals. In the case of the media, there is more unity. But it is very clear that the businessmen who own the media are the ones who decide their editorial line. The presenters, especially TV presenters, are just political operatives.- What will happen after Law 045’s regulations are approved?As regards offences of an administrative nature, journalists and news media will have to accept what laid down in the regulations. And as regards criminal offences, it will be up to the prosecutors and the judges to try them. No other outcome will be possible.In the discussions and debate about Law 045, the media reacted in a more corporativist manner than they have to other legislation in the past. We will begin drafting the media law after 8 January. We have just taken the first step. Interview with Ronald Grebe LópezReporters Without Borders: What is your view of the way Law 045 against racism and all forms of discrimination was proposed and approved? Ronald Grebe López: It must be pointed that we, the representatives of the journalistic profession, have been repeatedly sidelined this year from the discussions on various laws that relate directly to our work.No one consulted us during the discussion on the electoral law although election advertising campaigns concern us very closely. As for the law on access to public information, a public hearing was supposed to be held. We had conveyed our observations and comments to the relevant authorities. But then we received no summons and discussion of the bill came to a halt.During the consultations on Law 045, the National Press Association and the Bolivian Confederation of Press Workers were invited to the government palace but only at the last minute and most of the leaders live in the provinces, so it was hard for them to get to the capital at such short notice.A few days later, President Evo Morales publicly announced that this law would be approved without any changes, that is to say, including the controversial articles 16 and 23. I must point out that we were in favour of the law against racism but without these two articles. It could have been a model for all of Latin America. But the law was drafted in a rush. Even the original proposal by the parliamentarian Jorge Medina – whose idea it was – was modified and then abandoned. This is the reason for all the protests by journalists and news media.-Why haven’t you been participating in the recent process of drafting the regulations for Law 045?Right from the outset, the senate (which approved the definitive version) took no account of our proposals. So how could they have listened to us during the process of drafting the regulations, which was conducted directly by the government? It was for this reason that, on the basis of article 11 of the constitution about citizen initiatives, we organized a campaign with the slogan of “One million signatures for freedom of expression.” But we never said we said expected to actually reach 1 million signatures or even 800,000. So far we have gathered 400,000.- Either way, the deadline for drafting the regulations is 8 January.An array of sanctions will clearly be established for journalists and news media. We will read these regulations when they are approved. We will have to analyze them. Then we will emphasize the campaign for freedom of expression and the citizen legislative initiative. And if that does not work, we will turn to international bodies. June 12, 2020 Find out more December 16, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 After controversial anti-racism law, new media legislation in 2011 Newscenter_img News February 1, 2018 Find out more Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information The adoption of the anti-racism law and the controversy about it in the media are to be followed by a new media law next year. Amid the often tense debate in Bolivia about civil liberties, Reporters Without Borders has interviewed Ronald Grebe López, the president of the National Journalists Association (ANP), and Idón Chivi, director-general of decolonization at the Ministry of Cultures.Grebe, a critic of President Evo Morales, condemns the lack of consultation prior to adoption of the anti-racism law, the principle of which he approves. Chivi, a government official, deplores the media’s disproportionate and corporativist reaction to the law. Reporters Without Borders is publishing these interviews as a reminder of the terms of the debate. It intends to use the same approach – presentation of contrasting viewpoints – with the future media law.Bolivia’s intention to introduce legislation regulating the media follows Argentina’s adoption of a law on Audiovisual Communication Services (SCA ) in 2009 and this year’s attempts in Ecuador – currently on hold – to pass a communication law.We do not criticise the principle of such laws. We supported the Argentinian law because of its extensive provisions for pluralism and for combating the concentration of media ownership in a few hands. We expressed more reserves about the Ecuadorean law because, although based partly on the Argentinian law, it aimed to promote “exact, opportune and contextualized news coverage.”While laws are needed to regulate the workings of the media and provide them with a legislative framework, we believe that laws will inevitably threaten freedom of expression if they try to determine the content and relevance of a news report. We hope to pursue this debate with those involved. Editor still unable to return to Bolivia after six months in exile Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom RSF_en Organisation November 18, 2016 Find out morelast_img read more

Pasadena’s COVID-19 Infection Rate Hits Lowest Point in More Than a Year

first_imgThe average daily COVID-19 infection rate in Pasadena on Monday declined to its lowest point since March of 2020, according to city data.Three new infections and zero deaths were reported. Since the onset of the pandemic, 11,197 cases have been reported in the city, along with 340 deaths.Following 25 days with infection numbers remaining confined to single digits, Pasadena’s average number of daily infections over the prior week dropped to 2.4, representing the lowest rate recorded since March 29, 2020.The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reported 337 new infections and 18 additional deaths on Monday, raising the county’s pandemic totals to 1,229,311 known cases of the virus and 23,641 fatalities.L.A. County Director of Public Health Barbara Ferrer said 470 patients were being treated for COVID-19 at county hospitals, compared with roughly 15,000 at the height of the surge late last year.“We can all feel confident that our progress in slowing transmission is not an illusion,” she said. “However, if we hope to sustain this remarkable progress, we need to be realistic about the risks that come with our return to the places and activities that were such a big part of our lives before the pandemic. We need to be careful to take sensible precautions in the weeks ahead while we vaccinate more people.”Ferrer pointed to recent spikes in other states as evidence of the continued threat presented by the virus.More than six million vaccine doses have been administered in L.A. County, with about four million being the first doses of two-dose regimens, and more than two million residents fully vaccinated, according to Ferrer.Now that all county residents over 16 years old are eligible to be vaccinated against COVID-19, Ferrer urged them to take advantage.“If you’re a young and healthy person who has been waiting for your time to get the vaccine, that time is now,” she said.State public health officials reported 1,916 new infections and four fatalities, which was significantly lower than the number of deaths reported in L.A. County alone.In total, the state has seen 3,618,695 COVID-19 cases and 59,772 deaths, according to California Department of Public Health data.California’s average positivity rate over the prior week was recorded at 1.4%.As of Monday, L.A. County represented 34% of California’s COVID-19 infections and 40% of the state’s fatalities. 11 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it 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 Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Business News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Pasadena’s COVID-19 Infection Rate Hits Lowest Point in More Than a Year By BRIAN DAY Published on Monday, April 19, 2021 | 3:59 pm Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *center_img More Cool Stuff Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News 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. STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS HerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty18 Ways To Get Rid Of HiccupsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautylast_img read more

New bank card skimmers discovered in Limerick

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Advertisement Previous articleThe Hitchers reunite for Quinn’s ‘Recess’Next articleChic bring the good times to Limerick admin Shannondoc operating but only by appointment First Irish death from Coronavirus Linkedin NewsBreaking newsNew bank card skimmers discovered in LimerickBy admin – October 24, 2013 834 Facebook Printcenter_img TAGScard skimmersfeatured by Andrew CareySign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up GARDAÍ are hunting an Eastern European criminal gang linked to a major international skimming operation that was uncovered in Limerick last week-end.A major investigation is continuing into attempts to fraudulently obtain thousands of euro from unsuspecting ATM customers after the discovery of a number of sophisticated skimming devices in at least four locations in the city.AIB in Adare and Raheen as well as PTSB banks in St Nessan’s Road Dooradoyle and William Street are understood to be locations where the card PIN numbers were obtained.The skimming enterprise is under investigation after gardai discovered devices at the PTSB banks recently.Gardai at Roxboro are investigating last week-end’s incidents following the discovery of transactions not approved or linked to the card owners.At least five transactions have been traced to the accounts of Limerick bank customers where upwards of €1,000 worth of debits are pending authorisation from as far as Chicago, New York and Sydney.Further reports have emerged regarding other suspicious transactions appearing on customer accounts from as far as Thailand and Eastern Europe, but these have not been confirmed and are being investigated by the banks.Chief Superintendent Dave Sheahan told the Limerick Post that should anyone notice anything suspicious on any ATM, they should immediately contact the gardai and notify the bank associated.“We are reminding everyone to be very wary of using ATMs and to always check their surroundings. These mini-cameras are placed overhead the keypad and record the PIN number while the device skims the card.”He said that Gardaí have obtained CCTV footage from the area and are now pursuing a number of persons linked to a Eastern European criminal gang.Following the detection of a major international skimming operation running from a house in Limerick city two years ago, gardai have been able to monitor the threat posed by such illegal activity.However this new “sporadic” wave is not thought to be as sophisticated.Both AIB banks in Limerick where the devices were discovered are investigating similar attempts to trick people following the latest reports of such activity on customer accounts.The Limerick Post understands that investigators from the Garda Bureau of Fraud Investigation are working with detectives from the Crime Office at Roxboro Garda Station to locate the operators and owners of the devices. WhatsApp No vaccines in Limerick yet Email Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL Twitterlast_img read more