Fruitbat Crazy by Betsoft

first_img In Fruitbat Crazy, clusters of low-value symbols always pop first, allowing higher-paying stacks to mount up before splattering them in one big explosion. Unlike other cascading slots, Fruitbat Crazy’s roster of symbols also collapse on a combo-by-combo basis, with smaller wins resolving before triggering their own collapses – creating the chance for some seriously succulent payouts.Beyond the 3X5, 243 ways to win base game. Find 3 or more Fruitbat symbols and a whole flock will descend from the trees and gorge themselves over the course of 10 or more free spins.Fruitbat Crazy also contains the signature feature-buy-in mechanic, allowing players to trigger free falls at any time – and a special symbol can reduce the cost of buy-in to zero if enough appear at once.You can try a demo of the game here! Fruitbat Crazy by Betsoft AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Casino & games Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter In Fruitbat Crazy, clusters of low-value symbols always pop first, allowing higher-paying stacks to mount up before splattering them in one big explosion. Unlike other cascading slots, Fruitbat Crazy’s roster of symbols also collapse on a combo-by-combo basis, with smaller wins resolving before triggering their own collapses – creating the chance for some seriously succulent payouts. 25th March 2019 | By Aaron Noy Topics: Casino & games Slots Email Addresslast_img read more

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Spain iGaming Dashboard – Q3 2020

first_imgAs both domestic and international football leagues resumed, punters’ attention turned towards betting, leading to the vertical regaining its position as the largest in the Spanish market. Finance But despite rebounding strongly on a quarter-on-quarter basis to pull in revenues of €85.1m, betting GGR remained significantly down on a year-on-year basis, registering a 15.5% drop. 21st January 2021 | By Joanne Christie Spain iGaming Dashboard – Q3 2020 The much smaller vertical of bingo also gained during the pandemic, but as with poker, revenues here also dropped off in the third quarter. But despite being down 22.9% on the previous quarter, bingo GGR remained up 22.6% on a year-on-year basis. This was particularly evident in new player registrations, which were up an enormous 139.4% on a quarter-on-quarter basis, as well as having risen 30.2% year-on-year. European corporate advisory firm Ficom Leisure is a specialist in all segments of the betting and gaming sector. During the peak of the first Covid-19 wave and with most sporting events cancelled, casino had performed strongly in Spain, so much so that it overtook betting as the vertical with the largest market share in the second quarter. The return of sporting events saw the market shares of the major verticals shift back towards pre-Covid levels in Spain’s online market in the third quarter of last year. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The number of active players was up 37.1% on a quarter-on-quarter basis, though was flat on the same period the previous year. Email Address However, it appears many players were quick to abandon their substitute games once sports came back online and poker also suffered a large year-on-year fall in the third quarter. With revenues of €23m, poker revenues were down almost 40% on the second quarter. But the quarterly total did represent a 12.3% increase on the same period the previous year, so there’s a possibility some of the vertical’s gains due to Covid-19 may prove permanent. Regions: Europe Spain The lifting of the pandemic-induced temporary advertising restrictions appeared to have an impact on player numbers during the third quarter. After falling significantly in the second quarter, when marketing was heavily restricted, numbers rebounded strongly during Q3. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Ficom Leisure also provides exclusive monthly estimates on the Italian online market in the Italy iGaming Dashboard, including operator market shares across casino, sports betting and poker. Similarly, as was the case in many other jurisdictions, poker also surged during the period, with revenues up almost 100% during the second quarter. The situation was reversed in casino, however, with the market’s second largest vertical experiencing a 10.3% quarter-on-quarter fall but a 26% year-on-year increase with revenues of €83.9m. It also provides monthly estimates on several US states, including New Jersey in the New Jersey iGaming Dashboard, Pennsylvania in the Pennsylvania iGaming Dashboard and Iowa in the Iowa iGaming Dashboard. Topics: Casino & games Finance Sports betting Bingo Pokerlast_img read more

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Playtech launches in Michigan with Parx Interactive and Gun Lake Casino

first_img Regions: Michigan AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Online casino Read the full story on iGB North America. Playtech launches in Michigan with Parx Interactive and Gun Lake Casino 28th April 2021 | By Robert Fletcher The new app is based around the tribe’s Gun Lake Casino, which, together with Parx ,this week secured approval from the Michigan Gaming Control Board to launch in the state. Topics: Online casino Tribal gaming “Parx is constantly expanding its offerings to take user experience to another level, and to do so with Playtech’s industry leading content is particularly exciting,” Parx Casino’s senior vice president of igaming and sports, Matthew Cullen, said. Tags: Playtech Parx Casino Gun Lake Casino Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address Gambling technology group Playtech has expanded into the Michigan market by launching a new igaming mobile app in partnership with platform provider Parx Interactive and the Gun Lake Band of Pottawatomi Indians. Play Gun Lake will run on Playtech’s IMS platform and Player Account Management and feature a range of online gambling content from Playtech. The launch forms part of a partnership agreed between Playtech and Parx Interactive in February, with further igaming roll-outs planned in  New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Indianalast_img read more

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Lighthouse Residence / Lee Jae Architects

first_imgLighthouse Residence / Lee Jae ArchitectsSave this projectSaveLighthouse Residence / Lee Jae Architects Save this picture!© Yang Woosang+ 28 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/799220/lighthouse-residence-leeslist-and-leejae-architects Clipboard CopyHouses•Goyang-si, South Korea Architects: Lee Jae Architects Area Area of this architecture project Constructor: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/799220/lighthouse-residence-leeslist-and-leejae-architects Clipboard CopyAbout this officeLee Jae ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesGoyang-siSouth KoreaPublished on November 19, 2016Cite: “Lighthouse Residence / Lee Jae Architects” 18 Nov 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalSystems / Prefabricated PanelsKalwall®Translucent WalkwaysPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – Palm SpringsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsDoorsGorter HatchesFloor Door – Fire RatedBricksDEPPEWaterstruck Bricks – 1622/1635ekws DFMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream HNH CON Consultant:Eunyoung KimProject Team:Eunhye Kim, Leejae ArchitectsCity:Goyang-siCountry:South KoreaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Yang WoosangRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20DoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemText description provided by the architects. This house is a detached house, size of 148.76㎡, built in Ilsan, Gyeong-gi Province.General floor plan for three-member-family consists of the main living room, three bedrooms, two bathrooms, one dress room, kitchen and a workshop; a detached house of 148.76. This house, so called a Light – House, represents the characteristic of owner’s occupation. The land condition for this Light-House was created by land division of about twenty-house-size. Five houses are already completed, and others are currently under construction. Light-House is aims for something higher than a physical housing where you simply eat and sleep; it pursues co-existing of nature and humanity through continuous relationship via interior and exterior of the building. Predicting this region to be crowded with houses in a near future, Light-House is designed to protect owner’s private life from others’ eyes. The three land sides that are touched by other residents’ are equally divided so that they can be entirely surrounded by the exterior wall of the housing. For the last side, an open view of whole window is installed towards the beautiful landscape, created by the thorough design of terraced heights of the housing complexes. Moreover, in accordance with owner’s lifestyle, Light-House is designed for the frequent use of outdoor space in warm seasons. We hope our residents to have a peaceful and protected space where you can enjoy your rest in an outdoor space and courtyard, separated from others’ view.Save this picture!© Yang Woosang The exterior wall of Light-House is finished with white cement render. It faces a clear, open courtyard which you can naturally meet entering the building along with the wall. Residents can enter the building as they walk along the courtyard. The courtyard, due to the fake wall installed for blocking the attention, is both an inside and an outside of the building, which is a traditional architectural concept of Oriental Architecture, intentionally applied to the sequence of Light-House spaces. Therefore, residents can experience a flexible relationship with inside and outside following the natural spatial flow. In the Light-House, two big courtyards and one small courtyard – three in total – are designed, and they allow you to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine totally alone in your own space. Moreover, two exterior terrace spaces are located closely with each room in outdoor, in which the identical finishing to the floor is used, which also makes it difficult to distinguish inside from outside.Save this picture!© Yang WoosangSave this picture!1st Floor PlanSave this picture!© Yang WoosangLight-House, in order to maximize the energy efficiency of natural temperature control, has its big windows directed towards south so that whole house can be heated through sunlight in winter. Also, to use energy efficiently, radiant heating system is installed in newly constructed concrete floor. Moreover, you can almost feel the inside of house as the part of outside, due to the reflected natural light thanks to finishing the whole with white-colored interior and the ceiling installed on the roof which leads the light into the deep space of its house.Save this picture!© Yang WoosangProject gallerySee allShow lessBerkeley Green Skills Centre / Hewitt StudiosSelected ProjectsAdidas Home Of Sport / ABD architectsSelected Projects Share Year:  2016 South Korea Lighthouse Residence / Lee Jae Architects Photographs “COPY” Manufacturers: American Standard, Winsen Area:  148 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily Projects Houses “COPY” Photographs:  Yang Woosang Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project last_img read more

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Les Abouts / Atelier Pierre Thibault

first_imgCopyHouses•Québec City, Canada Les Abouts / Atelier Pierre ThibaultSave this projectSaveLes Abouts / Atelier Pierre Thibault Houses Canada Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/804785/les-abouts-atelier-pierre-thibault Clipboard 2005 Architects: Atelier Pierre Thibault Area Area of this architecture project Les Abouts / Atelier Pierre Thibault ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/804785/les-abouts-atelier-pierre-thibault Clipboard Photographs Area:  253 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  Save this picture!© Alain Laforest+ 20Curated by Danae Santibañez Share “COPY” “COPY” ArchDaily Photographs:  Alain LaforestSave this picture!© Alain LaforestRecommended ProductsDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumText description provided by the architects. In order to understand the origins of the residence’s name, we have to go back to the story of one of its two inhabitants. During his childhood, this man used to live on the family-owned farm in the Centre-du-Québec region. When he grew older, his parents left him a sizable portion at the far end of their land that they could not cultivate. Literally meaning the “far end” Les Abouts remained unoccupied for quite some time. After a couple of years spent abroad, it became obvious to the owner that he should colonize the parcel of land he had inherited. Therefore, he and his partner together decided to have a secondary residence built on Les Abouts. As art collectors and enthusiasts, they decided they wanted wide spaces to showcase their various acquisitions throughout the house.Save this picture!SketchSave this picture!SketchSave this picture!SketchWhen the vast glaciers that once reigned on this region subsided at the end of the last ice age, it gave way to the vast fertile plains today known as the St-Lawrence Lowlands. Just like the Lowlands, the house’s site is influenced by the passage of water. It can be reached by passing through the plain and driving down a short slope towards a wooded plateau. In a small glade bordered by ferns and a small river, we found the ideal spot to build the house and immerse it in the surrounding nature.Save this picture!© Alain LaforestThe plane was given much freedom and separated into two areas, common space and a more private zone. The private part stretches to around thirty meters to border the nearby river. Covered by a thin roof, the volume looks as if it is levitating among the trees. Housing the master bedroom, two bathrooms, and the kitchen, it was designed to be opened on the surrounding nature and very well-lit. The relationship between the inside and outside is underlined by a fly screen room prolonging the volume and overlooking the ferns.Save this picture!© Alain LaforestSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Alain LaforestThe common space is a volume on two levels designed to reflect the verticality of the forest. It is also the receptacle of the larger works of art. In order to leave the most possible space on the walls, the guest’s bedroom and the library are suspended in a small volume. Detached from the sides by a glass floor, the volume gains a floating aspect in the double-height and brings variance in the scale of the room. As a wooden chest, the house becomes a recipient where art and nature meet.This project was originally published in 2017.Save this picture!© Alain LaforestProject gallerySee allShow lessRed Box House / The Grid ArchitectsSelected ProjectsPark Walk Primary School Playground / Foster + PartnersSelected Projects Share CopyAbout this officeAtelier Pierre ThibaultOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesQuebec CityIcebergQuébec CityCanadaPublished on December 05, 2019Cite: “Les Abouts / Atelier Pierre Thibault” 05 Dec 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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50th annual National Day of Mourning

first_imgIndigenous people and supporters gathered on a windy, rainy cold day at Plymouth, Mass., on Nov. 28 for the 50th National Day of Mourning. The undaunted crowd included Indigenous peoples of the nations the Pilgrims menaced and murdered — Mashpee and Aquinnah and other bands of the Wampanoag, Massachusett, Narragansett, Nipmuc, Pequot, and other Native Nations from the immediate region, and Native peoples from across Great Turtle Island and the Land of the Condor — in a vibrant show of Indigenous resilience despite the genocide begun by those colonial settlers.The banner of the United American Indians of New England, Nov. 28, Plymouth, Mass.Moonanum James, Wampanoag, co-leader of United American Indians of New England, opened the rally on Cole’s Hill: “The first National Day of Mourning was held in 1970 in response to the refusal to let an Aquinnah Wampanoag man, Wamsutta Frank James, speak the truth at a fancy Commonwealth of Massachusetts banquet celebrating the 350th anniversary of the landing of the Pilgrims. Wamsutta and hundreds of Indigenous people and supporters gathered in Plymouth and observed the first National Day of Mourning, which UAINE has continued every year since.”James said, “Over the years we repeatedly disrupted the ‘Pilgrims’ Progress’ parade, a tradition we continued until 1996. In 1997 we were blocked … and arrested for simply trying to march. The resulting defense of the Plymouth 25 led to the plaque you see over here on Cole’s Hill and the Metacom plaque we will visit when we march.” The English settlers killed the historic Wampanoag leader Metacom, also known as King Philip, and displayed his head on a spike for 25 years.James pointed out: “The Pilgrims are glorified and mythologized because the circumstances of the first English colony in North America, Jamestown, were too ugly to hold up as an effective national myth.” School children now learn about the African slaves kept at Jamestown, and those first white settlers there actually turned to cannibalism to survive. James went on to take apart the official, untrue story of the Pilgrims seeking religious freedom, which they already had in the Netherlands. He noted they came as partners of a commercial venture, seeking profits —  “nothing more than a group of white men wanting to ensure they would get a return on their investments.”The first actual thanksgiving dinner was proclaimed in 1637 by Governor Winthrop to celebrate the massacre at Mystic of hundreds of Pequot women, children and men by men from the Massachusetts colony. James recounted the words of Winthrop, who gloatingly described the Pequot people being run through with swords and burned alive. James called for support for the Mashpee Wampanoags’ petition and pending legislation in their current battle against the U.S. Department of the Interior, which ruled that their nation should not be able to take their own ancestral territory into trust. This is a direct attack on the self-determination and sovereignty of all Native Nations throughout the country. Wampanoag elder Bert Waters, 89, read the annual National Day of Mourning statement from long-standing Native political prisoner Leonard Peltier. American Indian Movement leader, father and artist Peltier has been imprisoned since 1976. (whoisleonardpeltier.info)UAINE co-leader Mahtowin Munro spoke to those present: “We acknowledge the many struggles that you have carried with you today on your backs, from the many efforts to stop pipelines to protect the waters, to the ongoing work to free Puerto Rico from U.S. colonialism, to the attempted desecration of Mauna Kea by scientists who lack respect for Indigenous sacred places, and to occupied Palestine. Defending tribal sovereignty is as much an issue today as it was at the original National Day of Mourning in 1970.” Both of the federally recognized tribes in Massachusetts, the Penobscot and the Aquinnah Wampanoag, have had their tribal sovereignty restricted and been denied the use of their own lands by settler governments. Massachusett, Nipmuc and others continue to fight for their sovereignty without recognition. Munro spoke of attacks on Indigenous people from Bolivia to Brazil, Australia, Honduras, Chile and Nova Scotia, everywhere Indigenous people continue to struggle to protect their lands: “We are all united in our fight against settler colonialism. And we must remember that what happens to one of us, happens to all of us.”Munro also raised the ongoing attack on the 1978 Indian Child Welfare Act. Before the ICWA was passed, about one-third of Indigenous children were removed from their families and adopted into white families. Right-wing forces want to return Native nations to that genocidal practice. And as Munro noted, over 70,000 children were detained and caged at the U.S. border this year alone, but “no one is illegal on stolen land!” Munro gave details on the struggle around Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two Spirits. Indigenous Nations are fighting against pipelines, fracking, mining and the “man camps,” which are connected to the murders of Indigenous women: “Attacking the Earth and attacking Indigenous people are intertwined, following centuries of murder of Native and African people by European invaders. Sixty percent of the world’s land animals have been wiped out since 1970. … “Only by listening to Indigenous people and dismantling the capitalist system, which allows climate collapse to happen in the first place, will we be able to save the planet. Indigenous peoples have always been the caretakers of the lands, waters and the life there, despite the efforts of settler governments to stop us from doing so. ‘We are not vanishing. We are not conquered. We are as strong as ever.’”Indigenous struggles against corporate and settler government assaults on clean water, air and lands were addressed by speakers from throughout the hemisphere, from the fight against the mega hydrodam that threatens Labrador and Newfoundland lands and homes to the recent attacks on Indigenous peoples of Brazil in the Amazon. Many speakers spoke about Bolivia, where a U.S.-supported fascist coup forced the first Indigenous president, Evo Morales, from office following his popular election. Fascist elements have carried out attacks on and murders of Indigenous people, who are 65 percent to 70 percent of the Bolivian population.The gathering marched to Plymouth’s formerly named Post Office Square to hear some words at the plaque commemorating the history of Metacom. This plaque and that on Cole’s Hill were won in the 1998 UAINE settlement on the dropping of the charges against the Plymouth 25, along with the right to march without a permit every year on National Day of Mourning and some small reparations for educational purposes. Then marchers continued down to the pebble called “Plymouth Rock” for final words before adjourning for the post-rally potluck social 2 miles away at a Lutheran church. The ruling-class Mayflower Association had bought the former Unitarian church, where marchers usually gather, and forced UAINE out this year.As James said to the crowd on Cole’s Hill, “We will continue to gather on this hill till corporations and the U.S. military stop polluting the Earth. Until we dismantle the brutal apparatus of mass incarceration. We will not stop until the oppression of our Two-Spirit siblings is a thing of the past. When the homeless have homes. When children are no longer taken from their parents and locked in cages. When the Palestinians reclaim the homeland and the autonomy Israel has denied them for the past 70 years. When no person goes hungry or is left to die because they have little or no access to quality health care. When insulin is free. When union-busting is a thing of the past. Until then, the struggle will continue.”Tromblay’s heritage is Huron nonstatus and mixed Southeast nations undocumented.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Parliament Clears Three Codes To Reform Indian Labour Laws [Read Bills]

first_imgNews UpdatesParliament Clears Three Codes To Reform Indian Labour Laws [Read Bills] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK23 Sep 2020 3:49 AMShare This – xThe Rajya Sabha today passed three Labour codes namely: Occupational Safety, Health & Working Conditions Code, 2020The Industrial Relations Code, 2020The Code on Social Security, 2020 These Bills were introduced by Labour Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar. They were passed in the Lok Sabha yesterday. The three codes are part of the four codes that consolidate 29…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Rajya Sabha today passed three Labour codes namely: Occupational Safety, Health & Working Conditions Code, 2020The Industrial Relations Code, 2020The Code on Social Security, 2020 These Bills were introduced by Labour Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar. They were passed in the Lok Sabha yesterday. The three codes are part of the four codes that consolidate 29 central labour laws. In 2019, the Code on Wages was passed. These three Bills relax labour laws to ease operational requirements for the Industries while introducing social security for all workers, including inter-state migrants and unorganized workers. In Lok Sabha, Congress leaders Manish Tewari and Shashi Tharoor opposed the introduction of these Bills. They pointed out that whereas the 2019 Bills were published for public consultations, the Government withdrew the 2019 Bills and moved the “fundamentally changed” 2020 Bills, without further consultations. They said that the Codes were a “blow” to the rights of workers as there were no safeguards to protect the unorganised sector workers. Tharoor also said that the bills were discriminatory since there was no specific provision on women’s welfare. With respect to the industrial relations code, he said it severely restricts the right of workers to strike and also allows state or central governments to amend the threshold for applicability relating to layoffs and retrenchment. Clarifying this aspect, Gangwar said that the right to strike has not been withdrawn. Rather, he said, “The provision of 14 days’ notice prior to strike is intended to enable employees and employers reconcile during this period.” 1. Code on Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions The Bill empowers the state government to exempt any new factory from the provisions of the Code in order to create more economic activity and employment. Factory The Bill defines factory as any premises where manufacturing process is carried out and it employs more than: (i) 20 workers for premises where the manufacturing process is carried out using power, and (ii) 40 workers for premises where it is carried out without using power. Factories includes mines. [Earlier the threshold was 10 and 20 respectively.] Establishments engaged in hazardous activity The Bill defines an establishment as a place where any hazardous activity is carried out regardless of the number of workers. [Earlier there was a threshold of 10 or more workers.] Contract workers The Bill applies to will apply to establishments or contractors employing 50 or more workers (on any day in the last one year). [Earlier the limit was 20 or more contract workers.] It prohibits employment of contract labour in core activities, except where: (i) the normal functioning of the establishment is such that the activity is ordinarily done through contractor, (ii) the activities are such that they do not require full time workers for the major portion of the day, or (iii) there is a sudden increase in the volume work in the core activity which needs to be completed in a specified time. [The appropriate government will decide whether an activity of the establishment is a core activity or not.] However, the Bill defines a list of non-core activities where the prohibition would not apply. This includes: sanitation workerssecurity servicesany activity of intermittent nature even if that constitutes a core activity of an establishment. Daily work hour limit 8 hours per day. Employment of women The Bill provides that women will be entitled to be employed in all establishments for all types of work (earlier they were precluded from being employed in dangerous operations). However, the employer may be required to provide adequate safeguards prior to their employment. Inter-state migrant workers and unorganized workers Inter-state migrant workers include a person who: has been recruited by an employer or contractor for working in another statemoves on his own to another state and obtains employment there Further, only those persons will be considered as inter-state migrants who are earning a maximum of Rs 18,000 per month, or such higher amount which the central government may notify. Benefits for inter-state migrant workers Option to avail the benefits of the public distribution system either in the native state or the state of employmentAvailability of benefits available under the building and other construction cess fund in the state of employmentInsurance and provident fund benefits available to other workers in the same establishment. Database for inter-state migrant workers The Bill requires the central and state governments to maintain or record the details of inter-state migrant workers in a portal. An inter-state migrant worker can register himself on the portal on the basis of self-declaration and Aadhaar. Social Security Fund The Bill provides for the establishment of a Social Security Fund for the welfare of unorganised workers. The amount collected from certain penalties under the Code (including the amount collected through compounding) will be credited to the Fund. The government may prescribe other sources as well for transferring money to the Fund. 2. Code on Industrial Relations Applicability of standing orders The Bill provides that all industrial establishment with 300 workers or more must prepare standing orders on the matters listed in a Schedule to the Code, such as (i) classification of workers, (ii) manner of informing workers about work hours, holidays, paydays, and wage rates, (iii) termination of employment. [Earlier this threshold was 100 workers.] Change in employee strength The Bill removes the earlier provision where once an establishment is covered under the provisions related to standing orders, these provisions continued to apply even if its employee strength reduced below the threshold (100 workers) at any time thereafter. Closure, lay-off and retrenchment An establishment having at least 300 workers is required to seek prior permission of the government before closure, lay-off, or retrenchment. [Earlier this threshold was 100 workers.] Sole Negotiating Union The Bill provides that if there were more than one registered trade union of workers functioning in an establishment, the trade union having more than 51% of the workers as members would be recognised as the sole negotiating union. [Earlier it was 75%] Negotiation Council In case no trade union is eligible as sole negotiating union, the Bill provides that a negotiating council will be formed consisting of representatives of unions that have at least 20% of the workers as members. Disputes relating to termination of individual worker The Bill classifies any dispute in relation to discharge, dismissal, retrenchment, or otherwise termination of the services of an individual worker to be an industrial dispute. The aggrieved workers may apply to the Industrial Tribunal for adjudication of the dispute. They may apply to the Tribunal 45 days after the application for the conciliation of the dispute was made. 3. Code on Social Security Changes in definitions The 2020 Bill changes the definitions of certain terms in the Code. These include: expanding the definition of ’employees’ to include workers employed through contractors expanding the definition of “inter-state migrant workers” to include self-employed workers from another state expanding the definition of “platform worker” to additional categories of services or activities as may be notified by the government expanding the definition of audio-visual productions to include films, web-based serials, talk shows, reality shows and sports shows exempting construction works from the ambit of “building or other construction work” if the total cost of construction work exceeds Rs 50 lakhs (and if they employ more than a certain notified number of workers). Social security entitlements The Bill states that the central government may, by notification, apply the Code to any establishment (subject to size-threshold as may be notified). [Earlier Bill social security (based on thresholds) was mandatory.] Social security funds for unorganised workers, gig workers and platform workers The Bill states that the central government has to set up funds for unorganised workers, gig workers and platform workers. Further, state governments will also set up and administer separate social security funds for unorganised workers. National Social Security for gig workers and platform workers The Bill provides for establishment of a national and various state-level boards for administering schemes for unorganised sector workers, gig workers and platform workers. The Board shall comprise of: five representatives of aggregators, nominated by the central governmentfive representatives of gig workers and platform workers, nominated by the central governmentDirector General of the ESICfive representatives of state governments. Role of aggregators The Bill clarifies that schemes for gig workers and platform workers may be funded through a combination of contributions from the central government, state governments, and aggregators. For this purpose, the Bill specifies a list of aggregators in Schedule 7 including: ride sharing servicesfood and grocery delivery servicescontent and media servicese-marketplaces. Offences and penalties The 2020 Bill changes the penalties for certain offences. For example, the maximum imprisonment for obstructing an inspector from performing his duty has been reduced from one year to six months. Similarly, the penalty for unlawfully deducting the employer’s contribution from the employee’s wages has been changed from imprisonment of one year or fine of Rs 50,000 to only fine of Rs 50,000. Additional powers during an epidemic The Bill adds new clauses which may become applicable in the cases of an epidemic. For example, the central government may defer or reduce the employer’s or employee’s contributions (under PF and ESI) for a period of up to three months in the case of a pandemic, endemic, or national disaster. [Source: PRS Legislative Research] Click Here To Download Bill [Occupational Safety] Click Here To Download Bill [Industrial Relations] Click Here To Download Bill [Social Security]Next Storylast_img read more

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Garda numbers in Donegal continuing to fall

first_img Google+ AudioHomepage BannerNews FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Pinterest Pinterest Twitter Facebook Garda numbers in Donegal continuing to fall Garda numbers in Donegal are continuing to fall despite major improvements in other divisions.That’s according to a new report by the Garda Inspectorate which shows that the number of Gardai in the county has fallen by almost 5% from 2014 – 2018.This is in sharp contrast with areas like Kildare and Offaly which has seen an increase of over 20% during the same period.Donegal GRA Spokesperson Brendan O’Connor says with Brexit on the horizon, it’s a worrying time for the Donegal Garda Division:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/brenhjkhjkhjkhjkhdanoc.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+center_img By News Highland – December 28, 2018 Previous articleLUH third most overcrowded hospital todayNext articleConcern growing among Donegal hoteliers over looming VAT hike News Highland Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook WhatsApp Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Harps come back to win in Waterford News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

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Christian Love Center plans ‘Day of Giving’

first_imgLatest Stories Christian Love Center plans ‘Day of Giving’ Book Nook to reopen Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day “Members of the Phi Mu sorority at Troy University were here Thursday help to box the food items for Day of Giving. The food items will be boxed with a variety of non-perishable food items. We will also have clothing items and other items including dishes for those who have need of them. There will be no charge for the food boxes or the other items. Saturday is our Day of Giving as we seek to provide help to those in need in our community.”Bell said Lowe’s has partnered with the Christian Love Center by hosting a food drive to benefit the Day of Giving.   “The Church of Highlands on Taylor Road in Montgomery is a dedicated supporter of the center,” Bell said. “Several members of the church are Troy residents and a large number of church members will be here to assist with the Day of Giving.” Although the Christian Love Center in Troy was very supportive of the efforts to assist hurricane and flood victims in recent months, the center will still host its annual Day of Giving from 8 until 10 a.m. Saturday.Christian Love Center youth coordinator Lawanda Bell said people in the community are thinking the center will not have the means to host the Day of Giving this year because of its efforts to support the disaster victims.“Our annual Day of Giving is an important event and every effort has been made to still be able to give back to our community,” Bell said. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Bell said the Day of Giving is an annual event in support of the community and those who could benefit from a helping hand.The Christian Love Center is located at 223 Segars Street in Troy.center_img Sponsored Content You Might Like Cornbread cook-off is Saturday at Pioneer Museum Competition in the Cornbread Cook-off Saturday at the Homegrown Cornbread Festival at the Pioneer Museum of Alabama Saturday is heating… read more Email the author The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Print Article By The Penny Hoarder By Jaine Treadwell Skip Published 3:00 am Friday, November 17, 2017last_img read more

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Minnesota dad drowns, ‘gave his life’ while saving his 3-year-old son who fell in lake

first_imgMattGush/iStock(FRAZEE, Minn.) — A Minnesota dad drowned while saving his 3-year-old son who fell in a lake, according to authorities.Christopher Schultz, 31, was at Detroit Lakes in Minnesota Saturday night when his 3-year-old fell from a bridge into the water, according to the Becker County Sheriff’s Office.Schultz jumped into the water and “began to struggle while keeping the child above the water,” the sheriff’s office said.Bystanders went into the water and brought the toddler to shore, but the father “never resurfaced,” the sheriff’s office said.The child survived with non-life-threatening injuries, authorities said.Crews immediately launched a search for Schultz. The Frazee, Minnesota, dad was found at 9:07 p.m. and taken to a hospital where he was declared dead, the sheriff’s office said.Schultz was “very close” to his four children, his mother, Pam Olson, told ABC News on Wednesday.Olson said she wasn’t surprised that her son — who she called a great swimmer — jumped in and “gave his life” for his child.“He would’ve did it for everybody, he would’ve did it for a stranger’s kid,” Olson said. “He helped every friend and family member out when they needed something.”“He was a good, brave father,” she said. “He was a great son.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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