Dominica highlights the importance of its forest this week

first_img Share LocalNews Dominica highlights the importance of its forest this week by: – December 12, 2011 Share 34 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring!center_img Tweet Photo credit: un.orgThe launching of the book “Playing with Plants in the Nature Isle” and the commissioning of a standing exhibition on the natural history of the island are among activities marking International Year of the Forest 2011 today.Other activities will include tree planting, media appearances with former and present members of staff, presentations on the Crapaud Project and Baby Sisserou which was bred in captivity in May 2011.Acting Forest Officer Jacqueline Andre said International Year of the Forests 2011 is a celebration of the central role of people in the management, conservation, and sustainable development of the world’s forests. “Throughout the year countries have been highlighting the multiple roles forests play in our lives because they provide shelter to people and a habitat for biodiversity; they are a source of food, medicine, fresh air, and clean water; and they are a crucial part of the equation for maintaining a stable global climate and environment. In short, forests are vital to the survival and well being of people everywhere, all 7 billion of us,” she said.The activities which are being held under the theme “Celebrating Forests for People” will end on December 16th, 2011.A radio address by the acting minister for Agriculture and Forestry Ivor Stephenson officially launched the week of activities today. Dominica Vibes News Sharelast_img read more

Bethard exits UK online gambling scene

first_img TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 Share Submit StumbleUpon Related Articles Bethard Group has confirmed that it will terminate its entire UK online gambling market presence next month.  The Malta-based gambling operator communicated to UK customers that its flagship Bethard brand would no longer accept wagers or further transactions from the 6 July. UK customers have been given until the 10 August to withdraw funds and clear their player accounts, as Bethard closes its UK presence in line with UKGC licensing procedures.Bethard confirmed to SBC that its UK exit follows a strategic review undertaken during lockdown in which management have chosen to focus on ‘profitable markets’.The operator secured its UKGC licence in 2018 as part of the firm’s multi-market expansion targeting growth in the UK, Denmark and Ireland, having established its presence as a challenger sportsbook in its home market of Sweden.In the exit statement, Bethard management has chosen not to disclose any specific reasons for its decision to depart the UK online gambling scene, simply underling that it has reviewed all marketplace options.UK online gambling tax, regulatory and compliance changes undertaken during the course of 2019-to-2020 have seen a number of licensed incumbents depart the market, including 188BET, Betclic Everest, ComeOn and Royal Panda.Bethard management confirmed that the operator will maintain its presence across all other established markets, through licenses for Malta, Denmark, Ireland, Spain and Sweden. UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 Sharelast_img read more