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GB licence fees to increase by up to 55% from October

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter The consultation response states that the government intends to proceed with implementing all of the proposals as outlined in the original consultation document, with two minor amendments to fee regulations to be made. 14th June 2021 | By Conor Mulheir The UK’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has published its response to an industry consultation into the funding of the British Gambling Commission, approving measures to increase licensing fees for operators and suppliers in Great Britain. The Gambling Commission published its response to the findings today, stating that “we welcome this DCMS consultation response as it ensures much needed changes to our fee income that will enable us to continue to regulate effectively.” Non-remote operating licences are due to increase by 15%, however the implementation of this increase will be delayed until 1 April 2022 due to losses suffered by the land-based industry as a result of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. In its consultation document, DCMS argued that the Commission faced three major challenges. These are increased technological developments, the fact the operators the Commission regulates are typically very large global businesses, and the threat of black market unlicensed operators. Topics: Legal & compliance Licensing Regulation DCMS held a consultation between 29 January and 26 March this year, on proposals for changes to Gambling Commission fees which were put forward in order to allow the regulator to more effectively address regulatory challenges. Email Addresscenter_img The response describes these amendments as a provision to be made for no variation fee to be charged in certain circumstances in order to ensure fees regulations are consistent with UK GDPR, and an increase in the Single Machine Permit fee from £25 to £40. The consultation proposed an uplift in licensing fees, including an increase of 55% to annual remote operating license fees from 1 October 2021. The changes to licence fees will be implemented by secondary legislation, and the first changes will come into effect on 1 October this year. These changes will be the increase to annual fees for remote operating licences, increases to all licence application and variation fees, and the removal of annual fee discounts for combined and multiple licences. Tags: Department for Digital Culture Media and Sport British Gambling Commission Increases to annual fees for non-remote operating licences will subsequently be introduced from 1 April 2022. Licensing GB licence fees to increase by up to 55% from October Regions: UK & Ireland All new licence applications will face an increased cost of 60% under the proposal, while further steps to simplify the fees system such as a removal of the annual fee discount for combined land-based and online licences, were also proposed.last_img read more

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Tesco, Sainsbury’s, or Morrisons: the UK supermarket share I’d buy today

first_img Roland Head | Saturday, 16th January, 2021 | More on: MRW SBRY TSCO John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market, an Amazon subsidiary, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. Roland Head has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Amazon. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Tesco and recommends the following options: long January 2022 $1920 calls on Amazon and short January 2022 $1940 calls on Amazon. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Image source: Getty Images Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Tesco, Sainsbury’s, or Morrisons: the UK supermarket share I’d buy todaycenter_img See all posts by Roland Head 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. All three of the UK’s big listed supermarkets have shared their Christmas trading updates over the last week or so. I don’t own any UK supermarket shares currently, but all three of these firms offer above-average dividend yields.As an income investor, I wouldn’t mind owning a slice of these defensive businesses. The only problem is that they all seem pretty similar at first glance. I’ve been digging deeper to decide which one I’d buy today.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…Covid-19 growth – what’s next?All three supermarkets saw demand surge last year as a result of the pandemic. This continued over the Christmas period, when they each posted sales growth of 8%–9%.This is unusual, to say the least. But with the hospitality trade closed and more shoppers choosing to buy online, supermarkets have been the only game in town for many households. However, these conditions won’t last forever. If I’m buying shares now, I need to think about what might happen next.Interestingly, each of these three has a different growth strategy. I think this could become more important over the coming years.Integrating Argos stores into J Sainsbury (LSE: SBRY) supermarkets has worked well during the pandemic. Customers have been able to shop a much wider range of goods for in-store collection or delivery. Will Argos continue to compete successfully against rivals such as Amazon and Currys PC World after the pandemic? I’m not sure.Over at Tesco (LSE: TSCO), I’ve long admired the group’s decision to acquire wholesaler Booker in 2018. This business has stronger growth and higher profit margins than UK supermarkets. Although Booker’s sales growth was held back last year by widespread closures in the catering industry, I expect a strong recovery when the UK returns to normal.What about Wm Morrison Supermarkets (LSE: MRW)? The group’s growth plans have continued this year without hitches. The Bradford-based retailer has expanded its wholesale business by supplying more convenience stores, while also supplying Amazon’s online grocery service. Morrisons says its online business is already profitable. I expect steady growth to continue.For me, Morrisons is the winner in terms of post-Covid growth potential, with Tesco in second place.Which UK supermarket share is cheapest?Until quite recently, Sainsbury’s shares looked cheaper than Tesco or Morrisons. But the orange-topped supermarket has enjoyed a strong run up as it became clear the business was performing well.There’s no longer much difference between the three shares in terms of valuation. All three trade on around 13 times forecast earnings for 2021–22.Sainsbury’s forecast dividend yield for the year ahead is still a little higher than the others at 4.4%. But the group’s profit margins are still much lower than either Tesco or Morrisons. Although Sainsbury’s is cheap, I’m not yet convinced by the group’s turnaround.Tesco looks a safe bet for income, and the firm’s 3.8% forecast yield is slightly ahead of the FTSE 100 average. But now that it’s sold most overseas operations, I think growth is likely to be quite slow.My pick of the UK supermarket shares is Morrisons. I think the group’s low-cost approach to wholesale growth makes sense. The shares look reasonably priced to me – this is the stock I’d buy. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement.last_img read more

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Taking on violence? Let’s get down to business

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Opinion By Greg Jackson, Esq.Greg JacksonI know that what I am about to say is going to be difficult for some people to accept; especially since I am an active member of one of the oldest and most engaged churches in Apopka. But understanding the current climate with the increase in violent crimes, I have come to the conclusion that folks should not look to churches to reduce the prevalence of violence in the community.If you drive through the area known as “South Apopka,” you will notice that it is saturated with churches, however, violent crimes continue to plague residents. Even when church leaders come out with news cameras, prayer vigils, social media posts and the like, it appears that they are unable to reach the community or provide any answers, because the violence continues. “Why is that?,” you may be asking. It is because churches are being asked to stop violence without actually identifying or knowing the causes of violence.Recently, a good friend of mine who is the pastor of a 700-member congregation and travels the world giving business training to churches to help create greater Christian-based business opportunities, passed on a very interesting book to me – The Locust Effect. In it the authors, Gary A. Haugen and Victor Boutros, address “why the end of poverty requires the end of violence.” I found this particularly interesting because months earlier, before I knew anything about The Locust Effect, while at a meeting in South Apopka to address the increasing violence that resulted in the shooting deaths of young people in the community, I spoke on the causes of violence. Based on my experience and research, I announced to the attendees, most of whom were pastors, that the root causes of violence in a community such as Apopka are poverty and lack of economic opportunities or development. Shortly thereafter, I was asked to serve as legal advisor to the Apopka Taskforce on Violence where I began to express how redevelopment and public/private partnerships could be used to address the root causes of violence by increasing opportunities for small businesses to grow and employ residents.Consequently, the solutions that churches come up with, i.e., the prayer vigils, social media posts,, stop-the-violence symposiums, etc., don’t even scratch the surface on how to purposefully address the causes of violence. In fact, consistently the one thing missing from the table when I attend these meetings or see these posts pertaining to violence is the involvement of business leaders, educational leaders and corporate stakeholders who can help develop strategies and solutions on how to bring jobs and economic opportunities to a community. I do, however, believe that churches have a place as a part of a multidisciplinary-community effort to address violence. That role is the facilitation of the healing process needed to help people cope with the impact of senseless crimes. I do not believe, however, that churches are equipped with the tools, and should not be expected, to develop the solutions necessary to truly combat the root causes of violence.Some may internalize my words and inaccurately believe this is a repudiation of churches, however, nothing could be further from the truth. This is a call to action to businesses and government to become an active participant in the efforts to reduce violence by exploring public/private partnerships to create redevelopment and job opportunities. Believe it or not, Apopka’s government and business leaders are well-equipped to develop and provide the solutions needed to help address the increase in violence. In the future, I plan on explaining community redevelopment agencies and how funding from such agencies may ignite the economic engine of Apopka’s underserved areas. This I believe will place Apopka on a path to properly address violence in the communityGreg Jackson is a past Assistant Attorney General for the State of Florida, military veteran, current Orange County District 2 Representative on the Board of Zoning Adjustments, and General Counsel for the Community Redevelopment Agency. He has been as an active member of the Central Florida community for nearly 20 years. He was most recently a candidate for the Florida House District 45 seat. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here TAGSGreg Jacksonsouth apopkaViolence Previous articleThe cost of Thanksgiving DinnerNext articleSecond Harvest establishing “healthy pantries” in West Orange Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment!last_img read more

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Let’s Talk About It: The Community Emergency Crisis Response forum

first_img March 12, 2019 at 2:39 pm From Let’s Talk About it with Rod Love and Greg Jackson This Monday on LET’S TALK ABOUT IT with Rod Love and Greg Jackson, the “Dynamic Duo” will once again focus on solutions to crime and violence in underserved communities ahead of the “Community Emergency Crisis Response” forum being held Thursday March 14, 2019 at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Apopka, starting at 6pm.  As frustrations mount, Rod and Greg will appeal to the role of politicians, community leaders, churches and residents. Everyone has a role to play in public safety.  Forget about a “Wall” for a moment, let’s talk about how to STOP the violence in our communities.  This is a “can’t-miss” show!Let’s Talk Nation will also hear what “Nicole Knows.” These and other topics will be discussed by two of the most influential voices in Central Florida on the top-rated Monday Night radio talk show — LET’S TALK ABOUT IT on Let’s Talk Nation!Join Rod Love, Greg Jackson and the entire Let’s Talk Nation on LET’S TALK ABOUT IT, every Monday from 7:00pm to 8:00pm on 1680am WOKB, online at, on Facebook @letstalknationusa or call-in to 407-894-1680. LET’S TALK ABOUT IT is the can’t miss radio show that will blow your mind! of past shows can also be heard at 1 COMMENT Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSGreg JacksonLet’s Talk About ItRod Love Previous articleA surprise encounter of the bear kind on the Wekiva RiverNext articleSunshine Week: Knowing your right to know Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR N.a. I’m especially hoping that the local death involved shootings are one of the biggest topics on the table with our apopka community-based “Apopka voice”! The violence is just horrendous. The south Apopka community is one of the most scariest ofareas where hearing gunshots on a daily basis is actually somewhat normal if you are a resident of the South Apopka. Our Community leaders must amor attentive at this issue hopefully it not being taken after someone especially Community leader loses their children or child because of this violence I believe I have lived in a lot of areas during my lifetime I’m 39 years old I live in the heart of North Philadelphia which is one of the worst parts a Philly and I must say it doesn’t have shit excuse my language on South Apopka Florida have us to friends and the last one week because of the violence with guns The Anatomy of Fear Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.center_img Reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply                                                *****Let’s Talk About It, with Rod Love and co-host Greg Jackson, is an edgy radio program that has a distinct “Apopka” tone.Rod LoveHosts Rod Love and Greg Jackson are well-known figures in Apopka. Love is a local businessman, was the co-chair of the Apopka Task Force against Violence, and was recently named the Orange County District 2 Commissioner. Jackson is a local attorney that ran for the Florida Legislature in 2016 for District 45, which includes a part of Apopka.The show airs on WOKB 1680AM on Mondays from 7-8 PM. You may also stream it online here.Let’s Talk About It describes itself as a show in search of results-oriented solutions. It tackles important subjects such as crime in urban communities, jobs, business growth, relationship with the police, transitioning from a mom and pop proprietorship to mom and pop incorporation and a whole lot of other action initiatives that affect the quality of life of individuals and families are the major focus. Its goal is to develop an understanding of the everyday needs and issues of people and assist in empowering them with the necessary information or motivation towards addressing such needs, all with the support of professionals or experts who will be the show’s guests.Greg Jackson  Let’s Talk About It has an interactive style of information sharing that is both entertaining and educational.  It acts as a vehicle for civic and faith-based organizations, small businesses and everyday citizens to be able to work together to foster a progressive development of communities’ interactivity with one another.To join the conversation tonight, call Let’s Talk About It at 407-894-1680.last_img read more

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Americans don’t eat enough fish and miss out on robust health…

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The Anatomy of Fear Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate CC BY-NC-NDEating fish can provide powerful advantages for the heart and brain, yet Americans eat less than half of the 26 pounds per year that experts recommend. By contrast, Americans buy seven times more chicken and beef annually than fish.Why Americans don’t eat more fish has been pondered for a long time by health experts, fish farmers and fishermen themselves. One way to consider this question is production. Consumers can buy a product only if it’s available. The more they buy, theoretically, the more that item will be produced. In this case, a greater demand for fish would be stimulated if more fish were offered for sale.Salmon caught in the Pacific Ocean is a prize catch. Photo by NOAA for Unsplash.More seafood could be made available for American consumers from global ocean sources given that at least 60% of seafood in the U.S. is imported. U.S. aquaculture has the capacity to significantly increase. Research conducted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries also indicates slightly more domestic wild-caught fish can be harvested.Why eat fish?Rich in lean protein and long chain omega-3 fatty acids, fish provides robust nutritional benefits that can help ward off chronic disease, boost immunity and reduce inflammation in the body. Seafood provides your body with critical omega-3 fats and minerals, like selenium, zinc, iron and iodine. It also provides vitamins B12 and D that fend off heart disease, among other benefits.Fish provides such positive benefits for the body that recent USDA Dietary Guidelines offer guidance specific to pregnant women and children based on the finding that seafood consumption leads to cognitive improvement in children. Research shows that integrating seafood into a diet as a way to prevent coronary disease can lead to a potential annual health care savings of US$12.7 billion.Dungeness crab are fished off the Pacific coast from California to the Gulf of Alaska. Photo by Sidney Pearce for UnsplashAdditionally, seafood, as a protein, has a relatively low greenhouse gas production. This benefit is heightened when analyzing the many species that offer both high nutrient density and low greenhouse gas production.Fish beyond shrimpThe 2015-2020 USDA Dietary Guidelines suggest that Americans eat 26 pounds of seafood each year. The recommended amount would ideally provide 250 mg per day of the important omega-3 fats. Yet because of how American consumers purchase seafood, this provides them with, on average, only 38% of the recommended daily omega-3’s.Many of the most popular seafoods purchased by consumers are relatively low in omega-3’s, such as shrimp, the most popular seafood in the U.S., comprising nearly 30% of annual fish sales. Considering the 10 species that make up 85% of fish available for Americans to buy in restaurants and markets, only salmon, the second most popular seafood item, has relatively high levels of omega-3’s.Fish oil can protect the heart. Photo by Gunnar Ridderstrom for Unsplash., CC BY-NDThere are many species of fish high in omega-3’s that are not regularly purchased or eaten, such as anchovies, herring and sardines. People can replace eating fish by taking supplements or eating other foods, such as eggs that contain omega-3’s, to help overcome this deficiency. However, research shows that eating fish itself is better than supplements, given that a fish filet has a full complement of fats, vitamins, minerals and other supporting molecules.The health and environmental benefits of fish make it a smart choice to buy and eat. With more people at home because of the pandemic, this is a good time to explore recipes and enjoy this nutritionally important food.This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 TAGSBenefitsDietDietary GuidelinesEnvironmentFishNutritionSeafoodThe ConversationUSDA Previous articleOrange TV hosts the first Annual 24-hour “Hope-a-Thon” to end addiction dependencyNext articleAdventHealth nursing leader shares ‘COVID is a lonely disease for patients and nurses’; but hope with vaccine trials Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply By Michael Tlusty, Associate Professor of Sustainability and Food Solutions, University of Massachusetts Boston Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Sardines are rich in oils and protein. Photo by Ahmed Nadar for Unsplash, CC BY-NDlast_img read more

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York University Rag Society seeks new charity beneficiaries

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis York University Students Union Rag Society is looking for five charities to be its new beneficiaries for 2007-08.The Rag Society is looking for three local (helping the York/Yorkshire community), one national, and one international charity to support in the next academic year.The total amount raised for the beneficiaries fund will then be divided up equally and distributed in lump sums after the end of the year. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 16 May 2007 | News YUSU RAG says that it will sometimes give preference to charities which are proposed by York students. If your charity has an active student involvement, then this should be detailed on the application form, with details of the name and contact details of a student with whom this can be verified.The closing date for applications is 1 June 2007. York University Rag Society seeks new charity beneficiarieslast_img read more

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New donor sign ups down by half in April but Direct Debit cancellations return to norm

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Tagged with: direct debit fundraising and regular giving Rapidata Services plc Melanie May | 7 May 2020 | News New donor sign ups down by half in April but Direct Debit cancellations return to norm 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 Cancellations of regular Direct Debit donations returned to normal levels in April, but new donor sign ups were down by more than 50% year on year.New figures from Rapidata show that charities in the UK saw cancellations of regular Direct Debit donations return to a more usual level of 2.04% last month, while the number of new supporters signing up to regular giving in April remained low at 54% lower than the same month last year.Cancellations had risen to 3.09% in March, compared to 2.19% in March 2019. The charity Direct Debit cancellations rate for March 2020 was the biggest swing from February to March seen since Rapidata’s recording began in 2003. However, it still remained significantly lower than the highest ever rate for the same month, recorded during the 2008/9 recession at 4.33%.Scott Gray, Rapidata lead and head of payments for The Access Group, commented on the figures:“It is with some relief we are able to report that the charity Direct Debit cancellation rate has swung back to its usual trend line and that the significant jump recorded in March does appear to have been a direct response to the Covid-19 situation.“April’s cancellations rate of 2.04% is in fact slightly lower than April 2019 at 2.13%. This is likely reflecting a combination of settling into life in lockdown, with the majority of regular supporters having already made their decisions whether or not to change their regular giving practices during the month before; and significantly fewer new regular supporters being signed-up, leading to less first month attrition being recorded.”“Numbers of new regular donors signing up are currently low, but this is no surprise while key fundraising channels like face-to-face remain out of action. It is heartening that the majority of committed regular donors have maintained their support and that regular giving remains a strong and stable income stream for many charities.”Daniel Fluskey, the Chartered Institute of Fundraising’s Head of Policy & External Affairs, also commented, saying: Advertisement “The long-term support and commitment from people giving regular gifts is so important for charities to be able to deliver their work, so it is pleasing to see that the cancellation rates for direct debits has come back to normal. Over the last month or so we’ve seen fantastic one-off giving to fundraising appeals, and some special events such as #TheBigNightIn and the 2.6 Challenge, which demonstrates just how the public do want to support good causes. Over the coming months, we hope to see the number of new Direct Debits rise as charities adapt their fundraising activities and coronavirus recovery begins to take hold.”  384 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3  383 total views,  2 views todaylast_img read more

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Movements act to end overdoses from tainted drugs

first_imgOhmefentanyl, acetylfentanyl, butyrfentanyl, furanylfentanyl and carfentanil are some of the fentanyl analogues that are pervasive in the drug supply in the U.S. and Canada. These drugs are similar in structure to other, usually criminalized drugs.It used to be that only heroin and benzodiazepines, such as Xanax, Valium, and Klonopin, were tainted with fentanyl analogues. Now they can be found in drugs like methamphetamines and cocaine, as evident in a recent spike of overdoses in Philadelphia’s restaurant industry.In response to this, movements are starting to rise up to deal with the problem themselves. Groups like NEXT Distro – which crosses national boundaries – provide harm-reduction supplies like fentanyl test strips, Narcan and clean needles.Drug User Liberation FrontIn Canada, the movement has gone one step further and provided tested-pure drugs to those who want them. This was necessary because thousands of people had died due to adulterated drugs.The movement to provide unadulterated drugs is a necessity, as addiction has become one of the biggest epidemics in the U.S. and Canada. DULF members, at great personal risk, have given away the drugs, which are illegal in Canada. But the Downtown Eastside neighborhood in Vancouver, British Columbia, is the epicenter of the province’s drug epidemic.The movement’s demands are important for activists – especially revolutionaries – to memorize, understand and spread. Here are DULF’s demands listed in a press release issued June 23, 2020. ( that British Columbia prescribers are not prescribing safer supply under British Columbia Centre on Substance Use risk mitigation guidelines to any significant extent, and amend these guidelines to include all people who use drugs, not just those at risk of COVID-19.Immediately include injectable heroin and cocaine into accessible, safe-supply options and expand BC Pharmacare to cover injectable hydromorphone in addition to these options.Ensure equal access to harm-reduction services and safe-supply options across British Columbia, such as supervised consumption sites and prescriptions.Issue a statement from the BC College of Physicians and Surgeons supporting the BCCSU Risk Mitigation guidelines to ensure prescribers feel comfortable prescribing these options.Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act to decriminalize simple possession of drugs. In the interim, demand the Province of BC follow the recommendations of the Provincial Health Officer to impose de facto decriminalization in BC by Ministerial direction, amending provincial policing policy or amending BC’s Police Act.Defund the Vancouver Police Department and reallocate the funding into community-led overdose response initiatives.Decriminalize now!Some states in the U.S. have decriminalized possession of small amounts of drugs.  Oregon was the first. The money used to punish people for possession can now be invested in treatment, which many addicts seek but cannot afford.DULF supports community-based buyers’ clubs for heroin, cocaine and methamphetamines. The group’s main argument is that continuing to criminalize drugs only causes more deaths and devastation. This has been demonstrated.The U.S., which is lagging behind and failing to act on the drug epidemic in a positive way, needs this movement to spread to all regions most impacted by drug addiction, such as Philadelphia’s Kensington neighborhood. There, the DULF, buyers’ clubs and locations to acquire medical-grade diacetylmorphine (heroin), are needed.In addition to offering legalized or decriminalized drugs, there must be an expansion of access to methadone and buprenorphine (Zubsolv, Suboxone, Subutex, Sublocade). Methadone can only be acquired from methadone clinics, which are hard to get into, and are overwhelmed with people needing help.There are also groups, like NO METHADONE Holmesburg-Mayfair, which actively oppose methadone clinics being located in those Philadelphia neighborhoods.In other countries – such as Canada, Britain, Ireland, Australia, and Portugal – methadone can be dispensed by a local pharmacy after a person’s initial use of methadone or dose increase.No to ‘X-waiver’Buprenorphine, which is easier to get on than methadone, has its own set of problems.  This stems from the government’s deep misunderstanding of drug addiction. In order to get on buprenorphine, one needs to have a physician with an X-waiver. That allows doctors who are already permitted to prescribe narcotics to prescribe buprenorphine. Activists have long fought the X-waiver requirement, and are calling on the Biden administration to remove it, and to provide guidance on harm reduction-oriented methods of drug treatment.The X-waiver only stigmatizes buprenorphine and does not help treat addiction. The destructive “war on drugs” has resulted in restrictions of methadone and buprenorphine.  This forces patients without prescriptions to get “diverted” methadone and buprenorphine from those who have them. Instead of seeing this as a result of its rules, the Drug Enforcement Administration only cracks down harder, further spreading addiction.The call has gone out to the movement to adopt the measures the DULF has advanced, and to recognize that decriminalization, legalization and methadone/buprenorphine diversion are valid and necessary steps to gain control of the drug epidemic.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Start Clean and Stay Clean- Putting a ‘Blanket’ Over that Palmer…

first_img By Eric Pfeiffer – Jul 9, 2019 Facebook Twitter SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Start Clean and Stay Clean- Putting a ‘Blanket’ Over that Palmer and… Start Clean and Stay Clean- Putting a ‘Blanket’ Over that Palmer and Waterhemp SHARE Facebook Twitter There are still some soybeans around the state that need to be planted, including double crop beans after wheat harvest, and more beans that have been planted yet to emerge. With all the late planting this year, weed control will be a major hurdle for farmers. Austin Scott, field agronomist and herbicide specialist for Beck’s Hybrids, says utilizing a systems approach is incredibly important.“Start clean and stay clean. Utilize a pre-emerge herbicide when those beans are freshly planted. A lot of our growers do a really good job of that. A lot of growers put out a pre before the beans come up, but I think where we could get better in our approach to managing weeds is utilizing an in-season residual. So, coming back, after the beans are up, spraying with that approved dicamba product and layering on another residual at that time.”Scott says that starting with a residual and ending with a residual will put a blanket of protection over the top of that waterhemp and Palmer.“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure in my book. That weed is a whole lot easier to keep from emerging than it is to kill it after it’s up. So, those residuals, utilizing multiple sites of action, for those weeds we’re targeting is going to be key. These weeds are developing a resistance to the specific sites of action very quickly, so it’s always important to not just use one. Use two and three sites of action if we can.”Scott is located in Tennessee but has some territory in Southwest Indiana for Beck’s. He told the group at the Beck’s Herbicide Insight Day’s in Effingham, IL that specific weed issues tend to start south and move north. Scott said that what they’re seeing right now is a lot of grass failures with glyphosate, and that could be moving north to Indiana before we know it.“We’re starting to see a lot of glyphosate resistant grasses pop up in in the state of Tennessee. We’ve had Johnson grass, and goose grass, and things like that in the past it that we can manage around, but specifically last year we had mass failures on a grass called jungle rice. Jungle rice is a very close relative of barnyard grass and I know there’s a lot of barnyard grass throughout the state of Indiana. So, that could be a potential hazard moving forward, jungle rice and barnyard grass becoming glyphosate resistant and being a major issue in your state.” Previous articleU.S. Trade Uncertainty Continues, but Hope for Japan Deal is UpNext articleAgriFinancial Launches Money Minute, Financial Advice for Farmers Eric Pfeifferlast_img read more

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Baseball postponed due to severe weather

first_imgLinkedin Twitter Equestrian earns last seed in NCEA team bracket Branson Nelson + posts Branson Nelson TAGSsport news ReddIt World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Twitter A COVID-19 Charles Schwab Challenge Facebook Welcome TCU Class of 2025 A baseball game has been postponed to to weather.center_img Facebook Branson Nelson Previous articleA&J Podcast – March 21, 2017Next articleTCU may become a smoke and tobacco-free campus Branson Nelson RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Linkedin printTuesday night’s game between TCU (14-5) and the Abilene Christian Wildcats (9-10) was postponed due to severe weather in the Abilene area with the Horned Frogs leading 2-0.The game will pick up with two outs and a runner on third base in the top of the fifth inning. Per NCAA rules, a game must have completed five full innings before it can be ruled a finished contest.Sophomore Dalton Horton got the start for the Frogs, tossing 2.2 shutout innings while surrendering three hits and a walk with two strikeouts.After only 41 pitches and with two runners on base in the third, head coach Jim Schlossnagle called on freshman Trey Morris out of the bullpen. Morris got an out to escape the third before throwing a scoreless fourth.TCU scored a single run in both the first and second innings. Senior Cam Warner doubled with one out in the first before stealing third and scoring on junior Evan Skoug’s sacrifice fly. Senior Elliott Barzilli hit his third home run of the season with one down in the second, putting the Frogs ahead 2-0.The game will resume on Tuesday, May 2 in Fort Worth. Abilene Christian was already scheduled to play TCU that day in the second game of a home-and-home series.The Horned Frogs return to action on Friday at Lupton Baseball Stadium for a Big 12 Conference series against the Oklahoma State Cowboys (15-6). Game one is set for Friday at 6:30 p.m. Branson Nelson Branson Nelson TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Branson is a junior journalism major from Fort Worth, Texas. He enjoys writing about all sports and plans to go to law school after graduation. Iqbal leads women’s golf to fourth-place finish at Big 12 Tournament Women’s golf heads to Oklahoma for chance at first Big 12 titlelast_img read more

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