Minimum liquor price law outlook grim

first_imgStuff.co.nz 4 July 2012 Despite ongoing work on a minimum alcohol price, a proposal to introduce a pricing regime looks set to fail.Justice Ministry officials are running two meetings this week with industry leaders on a plan that would drive up the cost of some liquor.Prime Minister John Key appeared opposed to the proposal, saying some people would switch to the lowest quality alcohol rather than drink any less volume.“I am not convinced minimum pricing will do that much,” he said.Labour’s justice spokesman Charles Chauvel said that, like tobacco, the price of alcohol had a big influence on how often and how much people drink.“It’s time to get serious about the pricing issue if we’re going to make any significant impact on our binge drinking culture.”Labour has drafted an amendment to the alcohol legislation which would introduce a minimum pricing regime. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/7216787/Minimum-liquor-price-law-outlook-grimlast_img read more

Mary Ann Siefert

first_imgMary Ann Siefert, age 92 of Batesville, gained her angel wings on April 28, 2020. Born December 11, 1927 in Morris, Indiana, she is the daughter of Therese (Nee: Riehle) and Martin Prickel. The young farm girl married Jerome “Jake” Siefert on June 21, 1952 at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Morris, and he preceded her in death on April 18, 1999. She retired from the Hill-Rom Company and began to travel with Jake, visiting her daughters and their families along the way.Those who knew Mary Ann knew how much she enjoyed family gatherings, tending to her flower and vegetable gardens and chatting on the breezeway with visiting friends and neighbors. She and Jake started their family with twin girls, another daughter arrived eighteen months later, and another eight years later — she had her hands full but excelled as a mama with all her daughters. Mary Ann volunteered at St. Louis parish and school, and at the former Hospitality Hall, and was a member of the Red Hat Belles and Surviving Spouses Dinner Club.When her twins left for college, Mary Ann decided to accept a job working in the upholstery area, and later in the wiring department of Hill-Rom. This venture provided a wealth of great friendships that lasted into her retirement. Holidays with family gathered were her favorite times, and she treasured the addition of each son-in-law, grandchild and great-grandchild … and was thrilled when another set of twins arrived among the great-grandchildren. When asked what she would miss the most, she replied, “Seeing my greats grow up.”Following Jake’s death, Mary Ann began to downsize her household and made the decision to move to St. Andrews at age 91. She thrived in the assisted living environment and thoroughly enjoyed the residents and activities and praised their caring staff members. She came into the world surrounded by the love of family at the Prickel farm on Lammers Pike and entered her eternal life “just down the road a bit,” at St. Andrews, surrounded again by the love of family. Mary Ann is survived by her daughters Jean (Jeff) Beckley of Carmel, Indiana; Jane (Jim) Nordmeyer of Monclova, Ohio; Peggi (Von) Shipman of Valdosta, Georgia; and Sue Siefert of Batesville. She was most proud of her grandchildren, James Beckley, Sarah Nordmeyer, Jacque Beckley (Brad) Smith, Eric (fiancée Mary Bajic) Nordmeyer, John Nordmeyer, Jenna Beckley (fiancée Jason Bates) and Jordan Beckley, her two step-grandchildren, Chris and Katie Shipman, and her precious great-grandchildren, Tyler, Graham and Lyla Smith, and Jacob and Addison Nordmeyer.In addition to her husband and parents, she is also preceded in death by an infant daughter, Mary June, a sister, Helen Wettering and a brother, Leonard Prickel.Due to COVID-19 precautions, a drive-thru viewing will be held Saturday, May 2 from 9:30-11:00 at the Weigel funeral home. Private graveside service will be held at St. Louis Cemetery. Later, when conditions permit, a celebration of her life will be held.The family requests paying it forward to memorialize Mary Ann – consider volunteering or contributing to a food or blood bank, helping a neighbor in need during this time of isolation, supporting the first responders, truckers, grocery workers or healthcare workers with an act of kindness. Memorials donations may be made to the Sisters of St. Francis or the St. Andrew’s Activity Fund and mailed to Weigel Funeral Home, P.O. Box 36, Batesville, Indiana, 47006.last_img read more

Yggdrasil posts strong first quarter showing

first_img Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook August 19, 2020 Related Articles Submit Share Yggdrasil Gaming has reported a successful first quarter of 2018, with both revenues and earning showing significant increases. It’s 73 per cent rise in revenues saw figures of SEK57.6m reached, eclipsing the previous years SEK33.3m, whilst EBITDA rose to SEK18.1m, a 26.5 per cent year-on-year increase from 2017’s SEK13.3m.Regarding EBITDA margin, a slight drop from 40 per cent to 31 per cent was reported, which CEO and founder, Fredrik Elmqvist, addressed by saying: “The decline in margin is accounted for by the additional investment at London’s ICE trade show, as well as costs taken in conjunction with the ongoing expansion of the business.”Also amongst its Q1 figures, the online gaming content developer announced that mobile gaming accounted for 61 per cent of its total estimated gross game win, with total player rounds also showing a 90.2 per cent increase to 1.3bn.In addition to this, a number of other first quarter highlights have been highlighted by Yggdrasil, including its entry into table games, plans to enter Spain alongside GVC and the launch of it new studio partnership program, YGS Masters.Regarding his firm’s Q1 showing Elmqvist commented “Once again, I am proud to be in a position to present another action-packed quarter for Yggdrasil Gaming,” before adding: “As ever, innovation remains at the very core of Yggdrasil’s DNA. Innovation is on show in everything we do, but particularly in the strategic initiatives either progressed or launched during the quarter. “We began the year announcing our upcoming table games product, which we are confident will revolutionise the vertical when it launches later this year. “The product is based on a new, proprietary technological framework, Redux, which combines the best aspects of live and RNG casino, allowing players to immerse themselves in a fully 3D environment. “Similarly, our bingo product, announced at the end of 2017, continues to progress. Bringing the Yggdrasil spark to these new verticals presents us with a significant growth opportunity.“Alongside these new initiatives, we continue to develop new, world-class casino slots content and expand our commercial operations. Yggdrasil has also worked closely with our customers and I am very happy to announce that we have signed a number of high profile operators, adding to our strong customer list.“I believe the conditions are right for continued strong growth ahead. We see strong interest in our games and in-game promotional tools among both operators and end players. I am very excited regarding the opportunities laying ahead, and we will continue to prioritise growth and build upon our world-class offering.” Andrea Vota – Jdigital’s challenge of Spanish restrictions is led by logic and rationale August 13, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’ August 11, 2020last_img read more

JOBS BOOST AS KILLYBEGS BAYVIEW HOTEL TO RE-OPEN THIS SUNDAY

first_imgTHE BAYVIEW Hotel is to re-open this Sunday – after a lawyer from Singapore decided to buy it…online!Peter Gabriel flew into Co Donegal last weekend, walked the streets of Killybegs and introduced himself to some of the locals.He had spotted the hotel for sale on a website and decided to buy it. The property had been listed for sale at an auction for €400,000 but was later withdrawn after Mr Gabriel stepped in.He’s now considering spending a lot more time in the fishing town with his family.Mr Gabriel says the hotel will have a ‘soft opening’ this Sunday with a more formal opening in the New Year.The 3-star 40-bedroom hotel was constructed in 1994 to replace the previous hotel on the site which had stood there for 170 years. The re-opening of the landmark hotel is a huge boost to the area after so many jobs were lost when it closed. JOBS BOOST AS KILLYBEGS BAYVIEW HOTEL TO RE-OPEN THIS SUNDAY was last modified: December 4th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more