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Innvotec launches fund for female-founded businesses in bid to ‘level the playing field’

first_imgMonday 29 June 2020 12:00 am Before the Open: Get the jump on the markets with our early morning newsletter Poppy Wood “For every £1 of venture capital investment in the UK, all-female founder teams get less than 1p, while all-male founder teams get 89p,” said Lesley Gregory, chair of the FVF’s advisory board. (Getty Images) Amir Kazmi, chief executive of Innvotec, said: ““We’re extremely pleased to launch this fund with such a prestigious advisory board… The fund is very well-positioned to assist growth in the medium to long term by providing expert advice alongside new equity.  Innvotec, one of London’s longest established independent fund managers, today announced the launch of its Female Ventures Fund (FVF) to invest in early-stage businesses founded or co-founded by women. The fund will provide initial capital for female-led businesses, in addition to further financial and advisory support for a 10-12 year period. The FVF’s portfolio will feature businesses from a wide range of sectors, and will initially be comprised of companies from Innvotec’s existing raft of businesses, including The Worldness, an ecommerce platform helping retailers get back in their feet after the coronavirus crisis, Compare Ethics, a marketplace for sustainable fashion brands, and Green Sea Guard, a shipping emissions monitoring system. (Getty Images) Also Read: Innvotec launches fund for female-founded businesses in bid to ‘level the playing field’ Alternative investment fund manager Innvotec has launched a new fund to invest exclusively in female-founded enterprises, in a bid to tackle the gender funding gap in business. whatsapp (Getty Images) Also Read: Innvotec launches fund for female-founded businesses in bid to ‘level the playing field’ Innvotec launches fund for female-founded businesses in bid to ‘level the playing field’ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic Mirrorinvesting.comThe Military Spent $1 Billion On this New Vehicle, And Here’s The First Lookinvesting.comBigGlobalTravelCelebrities That Are Still Married TodayBigGlobalTravelMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryTrendscatchersBill Gates Finally Reveals a Secret Behind A Huge Fight With Steve Jobs Long Time AgoTrendscatchersMoney PopThe 20 Most Valuable Collectible Hot Wheels CarsMoney PopDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny “This statistic is not new and yet it is, nevertheless, staggering to me… it must be addressed. In my profession, I come across a wide range of female entrepreneurs who have solid business models and yet don’t receive the funding they need. We want to change that.” “The objective is to maximise returns, achieving significant capital gains across the portfolio and, ultimately, make a positive, measurable social impact.” whatsapp Share The seed enterprise investment scheme (SEIS) fund will also look to encourage more women into the venture capital space, focusing on retail investors and high-net worth individuals.  Show Comments ▼last_img read more

As Fairbanks police deal with spike in violent crime, low pay complicates filling vacancies

first_imgCrime & Courts | Interior | Local Government | Public SafetyAs Fairbanks police deal with spike in violent crime, low pay complicates filling vacanciesAugust 10, 2017 by Tim Ellis, KUAC-Fairbanks Share:Police Chief Eric Jewkes urged the City Council to boost pay for officers to retain those on staff and to help attract new recruits. (KUAC file photo)The Fairbanks Police Department remains understaffed, despite a recently approved hiring bonus.Police Chief Eric Jewkes told City Council members this week the substandard pay is driving high turnover and making recruiting difficult.Jewkes said the short-staffed department must deal with a spike in violent crime while a new labor contract is being contested in court.Jewkes told council members in Monday’s meeting that statistics show the rate of violent crime in Fairbanks is well above the national average.He said his officers have been on the receiving end of that violence several times so far this year. Like when they confronted a heavily armored man on June 19, who charged at them firing an assault rifle after they’d cornered him in a field on the city’s south side.“A gunman (wearing) soft body armor, rigid hard plates over top of that, covering his torso; body armor taped around his arms, taped around his legs and a ballistic or bulletproof facemask,” Jewkes said.Police shot Matthew Stover, 20, to death, and the case is still under investigation.That was one of four officer-involved shootings so far this year, including one that followed the fatal shooting of Sgt. Allen Brandt.In another, Jewkes, himself, was among four officers who returned fire on a man who led police on a high-speed chase around South Fairbanks and east of town on May 25, until he was blockaded at the Mitchell Expressway onramp to the Richardson Highway.“That’s the environment in which we’re asking them to work,” Jewkes said.Troopers ruled the deadly force used against Shawn Buck, 23, was justified, because Buck reportedly was shooting at police and ramming their vehicles with the stolen truck he was driving.That case also remains under investigation.Jewkes said the recent spike in violent crime locally is reflected in the seven murders in Fairbanks that’ve occurred through July, compared with eight in all of last year.“In seven months, that puts us on par to have 12 this year,” Jewkes said.Based on that calculation, Jewkes said 12 murders in a city of 33,000 would greatly exceed the national murder rate, according to data from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports, which annually lists the rates of crime in cities and states per 100,000 population.“That equates to 36.4 per 100,000, or 7-and-a-half times the national average,” Jewkes said.Jewkes said the report shows violent crime occurs twice as frequently in Alaska compared with the national average, even more so for assault and rape.“The U.S. average for aggravated assaults per hundred thousand people (is) 237; the Alaska average is 497,” Jewkes said. “The U.S. average for rape is 38.6; the Alaska average is 122.”The chief told council members he’s trying to fill six vacant positions.He said most of the other 40 or so officers must work mandatory overtime to help staff those and seven other positions that’ll be filled once the new recruits graduate from the academy. That means the department also is hard-pressed to deal with lesser offenses, he said.“Lower-level crimes are often a struggle to investigate, because of the limited number of officers who are inundated with more serious calls,” Jewkes said.Council members thanked Jewkes for his talk, but couldn’t offer much more than encouragement. That’s mainly because the city is awaiting a decision from the Alaska Supreme Court on a dispute over a new contract the council approved in 2014 that would’ve boosted pay and benefits.The council later rescinded the contract over a concern it was too generous.The Public Safety Employees Association, which represents the police, then sued claiming breach of contract. Most observers say a ruling on the case isn’t likely anytime soon.Share this story:last_img read more

Q&A: Walker pushes for fiscal solution — ‘The worst plan is no plan’

first_imgState GovernmentQ&A: Walker pushes for fiscal solution — ‘The worst plan is no plan’March 6, 2018 by Lori Townsend, Alaska Public Media Share:Governor Bill Walker in front of the Alaska Public Media studio. (Photo by Wesley Early/Alaska Public Media)Alaska Gov. Bill Walker said he’s heard from legislative staff that committee hearings are moving appropriately on budget discussions. He’s pleased with that and optimistic that the budget will be done within 90 days or at least within the constitutional framework to avoid the risk of a government shutdown.But the governor says he’s disappointed that the House and Senate are still struggling to find consensus.“I think it’s gonna take compromise. And I think everyone knows that the worst plan is no plan. And that’s what we have right now,” Walker said in an interview with Lori Townsend. “We have no fiscal plan at this point. And waiting and hoping is not a plan, and that’s what we see happening with some in the Senate, is hoping that the price of oil goes back up.”What’s your level of concern about another year of there’s not a compromise, and how that may affect investment in the state’s economy?Answer: Well, it will continue the cloud of uncertainty that we have. And, you know, companies wondering, “Do we invest? Do we not? How are they going to fix their deficit?” And so, that creates a fog of uncertainty that we don’t need. That’s the other piece of this. That’s why several years ago, we introduced nine different pieces — a little bit here, a little bit there — not any one particular sector of our economy or our population. And they just have not engaged on that.Sen. Bill Wielechowski, an Anchorage Democrat, has proposed a constitutional amendment that would make the Permanent Fund Dividend guaranteed by the Constitution. What do you think about that? Do you support this? Do you like this idea?Well, what we’re doing, all we are to protect the Permanent Fund. Protect the Fund itself, so it does not get drawn down. So it’s there for generations and whatnot. So, I’d have to look and see what it would look like. Is it a formula? Is it a specific dollar amount? How is it structured? You know, I’m willing to go to areas that I’m not comfortable with to reach… to bring this to a close. And so, I tend to not draw firm lines and say, “I absolutely won’t this, won’t that.” And that’s part of the problem in Juneau. There’s a lot of folks that have told us all the things they won’t do, but what will they do is, I guess, y question to them.Governor, you’ve suggested a payroll tax. There’s been calls for an income tax by others. The Anchorage Assembly approved municipal gas tax. Do you think lawmakers who have resisted new taxes in the past, may be coming around, or considering them now as some have sort of come around to using the Permanent Fund when, at one time, many lawmakers said no way, that’s not happening? That’s changed now. What do you think about taxes?Well, I think they’re seeing that our differed maintenance, what we had, the stimulus package that we put it, the Alaska Economic Stimulus Act, we put that into the recovery act to be able to do some differed maintenance, which would be done in over 60 different communities across the state. Put people to work. We have the highest unemployment in the nation. The differed maintenance is a debt unpaid, and it continues to grow. So we thought it made a lot of sense to tie the revenue to not specifically growing the government, just fixing the infrastructure that we have. So we thought that made a lot of sense. We still think it makes sense. I’ve heard some discussion of other ways of funding that, and I’m certainly open to that. But let’s get on with putting Alaskans to work, bringing the economy out of the recession that we’re in and fix the… we’re gonna have to do that at some point.There’s been several announcements over the last few months about new potential on the North Slope, NPR-A, now ANWR is, for the first time, a possibility. But these potentials are at least, probably, a decade away. Do you worry that there’s too much focus on more oil in TAPS in the future and not enough present focus on the budget right now?A: Well, I am concerned about that. Yes, we have seen in the last leases we had where the… probably the most we’ve seen in two decades as far as the amount of interest on the North Slope. But you’re right. It’s many years out before that oil gets into the TAPS. Now, there’s some oil that can get in sooner, and we’re trying to accelerate that if possible. Oil that’s already been discovered that just needs processing in order to get that into TAPS, but that’s a bit of a long game. It’s the short game, the immediate game, that we’re trying to play out before we run completely out of savings.Share this story:last_img read more

AEL&P: Flume Trail opens Oct. 7, hydropower expected to supply Juneau through winter

first_imgJuneau | Outdoors | SoutheastAEL&P: Flume Trail opens Oct. 7, hydropower expected to supply Juneau through winterOctober 2, 2019 by Scott Burton, KTOO Share:The Flume Trail is scheduled to open on Monday. Phase two of construction will take place next summer. The new, box-like flume will sit on top of this surface. (Photo courtesy of AEL&P)Update (Monday, 12:56 p.m.) — Scott Burton, KTOOThe Gold Creek Flume Trail was supposed to reopen to foot traffic Monday. However, heavy rain over the weekend caused landslides which damaged two parts of the trail. Alaska Electric Light and Power Co. estimates the cleanup and repair will take four weeks. (Read more.)Original story“We anticipate being able to supply all of our firm customers through fall and winter with hydro,” said Debbie Driscoll, Alaska Electric Light and Power Co. vice president and director of consumer affairs on Monday’s “Juneau Afternoon.”“Firm” customers include houses and businesses as opposed to “interruptible” customers like Greens Creek Mine and cruise ships who can supply their own power when needed.“Our reservoirs are above where we were last year, but we’re still below normal,” said Driscoll. “We’re at about 85% of normal out at Snettisham (Hydroelectric Project). We still have our interruptible customers disconnected to preserve hydro for our firm customers,” said Driscoll.While Snettisham provides about 70% of Juneau’s hydropower, it is augmented by Lake Dorothy (17%), Annex Creek (6%), Salmon Creek (6%) and Gold Creek (1%), Driscoll said.Gold Creek is a run-of-the-stream hydro facility that gleans water off the creek when there is enough water. After being diverted, water runs through the box-like flume until it is funneled into a penstock where it gains pressure to run the generator located in the metal building behind the Salvation Army Family Store.The flume was initially built in 1896, though the recent version was built in 1912 and 1913 and repaired over the years, said Bryan Farrell, an AEL&P mechanical and generation engineer who was also on “Juneau Afternoon.”Phase one of the flume’s rebuild, which began in April 2019, is just about done. It will reopen to foot traffic on Monday, Oct. 7. Phase two of construction will begin in April 2020 and is planned to conclude in October 2020.Listen to the full interview below to hear more about the flume’s history and function, and how to travel on it safely in winter.Audio Playerhttps://media.ktoo.org/2019/10/jpm9-30-19_01.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Share this story:last_img read more

Ketchikan Borough Assembly passes pro-police resolution seen as ‘backlash’ to LGBTQ rights measure

first_imgLocal Government | SoutheastKetchikan Borough Assembly passes pro-police resolution seen as ‘backlash’ to LGBTQ rights measureSeptember 23, 2020 by Eric Stone, KRBD – Ketchikan Share:The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly meets in the White Cliff building at 1900 First Ave. (KRBD photo)On Monday, Ketchikan’s borough assembly took up a resolution asking the Alaska State Legislature to add police officers to the state’s anti-discrimination law.But as members of the public testifying were quick to point out, this resolution was in response to an equally contentious one.“Make no mistake: this resolution was drafted as a direct backlash to a minority group challenging those in power and demanding that they deserve equal rights and protections under the law,” Ketchikan museum curator Ryan McHale said in front of the assembly on Monday.“It comes two weeks after the assembly overrode Mayor Dial’s veto and asked the legislature to protect individuals from discrimination based on their sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression,” McHale said.The borough mayor had justified his veto of the LGBTQ rights resolution by saying it unfairly afforded protection to one group over another. A 5-2 majority on the assembly overrode the veto.In response, Dial requested a similar resolution that would urge police officers and Christians be specifically protected from discrimination. The retired Alaska State Trooper insisted — without evidence — that police officers face more persecution than any group in the United States.He repeated this assertion on Monday.“I support this current resolution as an alternative and as a statement that the rights of the most persecuted group in America currently by far — law enforcement officers — are as important to this body as LGBTQ rights are,” Dial said.Four residents offered comments at the meeting, one of which submitted a letter in place of live testimony. Of those, three opposed the mayor’s resolution. A fourth said he was undecided but cited comments from an unnamed state trooper opposing the measure. No law enforcement officers spoke up during public comment.In an unusual step, Dial cross-examined each of the critics of his resolution.“If I could ask you the same question — Do all rights matter? And do police officers deserve the same protections as members of the LGBTQ community?” Dial asked McHale.McHale replied that LGBTQ individuals — and other groups protected by the state’s human rights law, like disabled people, people of color and women — have faced discrimination throughout the nation’s history. He argued that laws prohibiting discrimination based on race, gender or sexual orientation exist precisely to ensure that everyone is afforded the same rights.“Police officers have not historically been marginalized. Police officers hold power in our society. Not only hold power, but enforce that power,” McHale said.The co-sponsors of the resolution were a retired police officer — Assembly Member Sue Pickrell — and a state corrections officer, Assembly Member Alan Bailey.“The reason I put forward this resolution is the alarmingly negative attitude towards law enforcement nationwide that has led to increased discrimination,” Pickrell said. She’s a former Ketchikan Police Department detective.She offered — without giving any specific examples — her perspective.“It has become common for law enforcement officers to be denied services that provide food, lodging, exhibition, entertainment and other goods for public consumption,” she said.Others on the assembly weren’t swayed. Assembly Member Felix Wong acknowledged that law enforcement officers face criticism and are under heavier scrutiny.“But it’s not to the point where it’s a systemic disenfranchisement of people in uniform,” Wong said.Wong also pointed out that attacks on people in uniform are already illegal under state law. Ketchikan City Council Member Janalee Gage noted that Alaska law sets harsher penalties for some crimes against police.Assembly Member Austin Otos also opposed the resolution. He said it unnecessarily politicized policing. He suggested a mayoral proclamation was a better way to show the assembly’s support for law enforcement. Wong and Assembly Member Sven Westergard agreed.Assembly Member David Landis cast the lone vote in favor of both measures — supporting state protections for both police and LGBTQ people in the community. He pointed out that the resolution’s supporters — Dial, Pickrell and Bailey — have worked in law enforcement.“These are people that treated their jobs very seriously and understand the job that many of us don’t,” Landis said.He said it wasn’t his place to determine whether the three had actually faced discrimination.“If someone thinks they’ve been discriminated against, they have. I’m going to take them for their word on that,” Landis said.But after public testimony had wrapped up, he called out the mayor for questioning members of the public that had criticized the pro-police resolution.“I know how hard it is, your honor, for citizens to get up at the podium and speak. And I would just request that they don’t have to answer any questions if they don’t want to because it is just so hard to do,” Landis said.With the assembly deadlocked 3-3, the borough mayor broke the tie. It passed with a resolution calling on the the state Legislature to add police officers to the list of classes protected from discrimination.Assembly Member A.J. Pierce was absent and didn’t vote. That was notable — she had introduced the original LGBTQ rights resolution that sparked the debate.Share this story:last_img read more

News / Europe’s road freight market softens as capacity rises and economies suffer

first_img By Alexander Whiteman 07/05/2019 European road freight capacity appears to be on the rise, but this is mainly due to weak economies than any turnaround in the truck driver shortage crisis.Several surveys point to more available space on the continent’s roads, with Davies Turner chairman Philip Stephenson suggesting things are “slowing down”.“One year ago, European haulage capacity was very tight, now there’s the capacity to handle demand, despite the driver shortage,” he said.“We have also noted that haulage prices in the first quarter of 2019 were higher than in the first quarter of 2018. This isn’t surprising, as there’s a much-needed catch up in pricing, as underlying operational costs continue to increase sharply.”Transporeon’s Transport Market Monitor reports available capacity up by a third between 2018’s final quarter and Q1 this year.And while Davies Turner may have recorded stronger pricing, the TMM report found overall prices had dropped 8.4% in the three months to March, as capacity climbed 31.4%.However, director of business consulting at Transporeon Jan Rzehak said prices should have been much lower.“Even if transport prices dropped sharply in the first quarter, they remain relatively high, relative to recent quarters,” said Mr Rzehak.“The price index for Q1 19 is 1.3% higher than in Q1 18, even though prices should have been lower as 14.9% additional capacity was available this year.”Furthermore, the report suggests that as more capacity comes online, the price difference between the low-end and high-end of the market looks set to grow.In Germany, pricing was even higher (up 4.5%), due to the adjustment of truck toll rates in January.“Many shippers who rely on our daily European trailer services are moving their goods on a contract basis because of the guaranteed services we offer,” said Mr Stephenson.“As a result, we are seeing our freight volumes and market share show continued healthy growth.”Some have suggested that the reason for the uptick in capacity is due to seasonal variation – available transport capacity is usually greater in the first months of a year. But Mr Rzehak stressed that while the industry is cyclical through the year, the variation in prices in the first three months was “particularly high”, at 25%.“To observe such huge differences between the highest and lowest offer per transport order, we have to go back to Q4 09,” he said. “This was the first year the European Union recorded negative growth, in the wake of the banking and economic crisis.“In view of economic development now, the price difference is likely to remain above average and therefore the spot market will remain highly attractive.”Managing director of Tim Consult Oliver Kahrs added: “The strong increase in available transport capacity we monitored in the recent months is initial evidence of a slowdown in economic growth.“The German government’s Annual Economic Report 2019, published at the end of January, is supporting this view, which assumes an increase of the price-adjusted GDP by only 1%.” © Alexey Novikov last_img read more

Laois student earns prestigious Johnson and Johnson bursary award

first_img By Alan Hartnett – 16th January 2021 Previous articleIn Pictures: Historic day as Moderna vaccine arrives in LaoisNext articleNew law ‘will break link between criminal gangs and vulnerable youngsters’ Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Twitter Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Electric Picnic Home News Education Laois student earns prestigious Johnson and Johnson bursary award NewsEducation Facebook Electric Picnic apply to Laois County Council for new date for this year’s festival Two Laois women were among 11 students across second, third and fourth year at University College Cork to earn Johnson and Johnson bursary awards recently.Ruth Bergin and Rose Delaney each received a €3,000 bursary plus industry mentoring and leadership training as part of an initiative to support women in STEM.Ruth, a Naughton Scholarship winner in 2019 and a former student of Heywood Community School, is currently studying Data Science and Analytics.While Rose, a former Mountrath CS student, is studying Electrical and Electronic Engineering.The aim of this program is to fuel the development of talented female students studying in the areas of Science, technology, engineering and maths.Johnson and Johnson support the selected students through many initiatives such as leadership training, mentoring, internships, bursaries and CV/recruitment clinics.Rose said: “I am currently in second year studying electrical and electronic engineering.“I chose electrical and electronic engineering after one year of general engineering.“We had the opportunity to study 4 types of engineering: Civil Structural and Environmental engineering, Process and Chemical Engineering, Energy Engineering and Electrical Engineering.“After trying out each topic I knew electronic engineering was the field for me.”Fair play to both!SEE ALSO – Mass Covid-19 vaccination centre set to open in Laois this weekend TAGSJohnson and JohnsonMountrath CSRose DelaneyUCC Laois student earns prestigious Johnson and Johnson bursary award RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Electric Picnic Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Electric Picnic Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Pinterest WhatsApplast_img read more

Repairs delayed on Sino-North Korean bridge

first_img Facebook Twitter There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest By Daily NK – 2016.08.23 1:16pm News News NewsEconomy North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] SHARE Necessary repair work on the North Korean side of the bridge connecting the country with China over the Amnok (Yalu) River has been delayed following a last-minute plea by the North Korean authorities, Daily NK has learned. A source in North Pyongan Province close to the issue told Daily NK on August 22 that Pyongyang cited pressing foreign-currency shortages in its request to the Chinese authorities to put off the month-long maintenance period, scheduled to commence on August 20.“The Chinese Railway Ministry warned of ‘imminent and severe accidents’ if the bridge [on the North Korean side] remains in its current state of disrepair, ” the source said, “but the North Korean side refused to give in [and begin the repairs] and so customs is still operating normally.”It is not yet known when the repair work will get underway. “Trading companies were told to operate normally, and affiliated vehicles are increasingly ignoring imposed freight loads limits in a bid to transport the greatest volume of goods possible,” the source said. According to a source close to the issue in China, notwithstanding the maintenance delay, China will continue to exert pressure on North Korea to carry out the repairs on its end. As such, trading companies are overloading vehicles with goods to hedge against the economic losses expected during the repair period.“Trading companies interpret the ambiguous start date for repairs as an ominous sign. They know that the ax could drop at any time, and that obviously makes it difficult to plan. This notion has ushered in a flurry of trade activity, evoking a very different environment to the restrictive one palpable following the sanctions implementation,” the North Pyongan-based source concluded. Repairs delayed on Sino-North Korean bridge News US dollar and Chinese reminbi plummet against North Korean won once againlast_img read more

Too Soon to Link Murder to Corruption – Speed

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Chief Executive Officer of the ICC Cricket World Cup, Malcolm Speed has said that it is too soon to link the murder of the Pakistani Cricket Coach, Bob Woolmer, to corruption.“We cannot leap to that conclusion and I am sure Deputy Commissioner of Police, Mark Shields, would support me on this. We do not know whether this is corruption at this stage,” he said, responding to speculations raised at a press conference on March 22 at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, that Mr. Woolmer’s death was linked to match-fixing.However, Mr. Speed admitted that while the sport was previously shrouded with corruption, he said that the problem was successfully dealt with in 2003, with some persons associated with the sport banned for life.“Since then, we have put in place the Anti-Corruption and Security Unit led by Lord Condon, a former head of Scotland Yard and we believe that we have made great progress. We believe that over the last few years we have had corruption under control in an environment where there is huge betting on cricket,” he explained.As such, he said members of the ICC Anti-corruption and Security Unit were in the West Indies in full force.“They are following the procedures that they follow in relation to every international cricket match and they will continue to do so. They will continue to co-operate with the investigation here and provide whatever assistance they can,” Mr. Speed said.The ICC Chief also disclosed that he was in close contact with Lord Condon. “I have spoken to him today [March 22], and he is fully supportive and is standing by to assist with the investigation if that is required,” he noted.The Pakistani Coach was found in his hotel room at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel on March 18. A pathologist report stated that Mr. Woolmer’s death was due to asphyxia as a result of manual strangulation. In light of these circumstances, the matter of his death is being treated by the Jamaican police as a case of murder. RelatedToo Soon to Link Murder to Corruption – Speed Advertisements RelatedToo Soon to Link Murder to Corruption – Speedcenter_img RelatedToo Soon to Link Murder to Corruption – Speed Too Soon to Link Murder to Corruption – Speed UncategorizedMarch 23, 2007last_img read more

Police charge woman over bushfire fraud – Mid North Coast

first_imgPolice charge woman over bushfire fraud – Mid North Coast Detectives have charged a woman over alleged fraud relating to bushfire and COVID-19 support recovery grants.Strike Force Roche was established by several police districts within the Northern Region to investigate alleged fraudulent claims for bushfire disaster relief and small business grants through government agencies.Following extensive inquiries, detectives from Hunter Valley Police District attended a correctional facility at Kempsey on Thursday 7 January 2021, where they charged a 32-year-old woman with eight counts of dishonestly obtain financial benefit by deception.Police will allege in court the woman fraudulently obtained six NSW Government grants, receiving a total of $60,000.She appeared at Port Macquarie Local Court on Friday 8 January 2020, where she was refused bail.She is next due to appear at Cessnock Local Court today (Wednesday 27 January 2021).Investigations under the strike force are ongoing across multiple police districts in the Northern Region. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australia, bushfire, business, Cessnock, court, covid-19, disaster, fraud, Government, Hunter Valley, Kempsey, New South Wales, NSW, NSW Police, police, Port Macquarie, Small Business, strike, womanlast_img read more