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Live look at Hurricane Dorian via beach cams

first_imgHurricane Dorian is now a major Category 5 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 185 mph, wind gusts of 220 mph, and storm surge of 18 to 23 feet. According to The National Hurricane Center, the storm made landfall on Elbow Cay at 12:40 p.m and as of 2 p.m update, the storm is heading toward Grand Bahama at 7 mph.Here is another look at Hurricane Dorian as it approaches the Florida coast:For up-to-the-minute information on Hurricane Dorian, visit our Storm Central page here.last_img


BGC backs Treasury measures to protect UK business

first_imgShare UK gambling adopts toughest online advertising code to protect underage audiences August 27, 2020 BGC lauds success of whistle to whistle ban August 21, 2020 UK gambling trade body, the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), has welcomed Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s economic package, which provides struggling businesses with access to a £330 billion government-backed fund providing loans to overcome COVID-19 disruptions. Yesterday afternoon, Sunak pledged that the UK Treasury would ‘do whatever it takes’, providing a total of £350 billion in economic support to help UK businesses of all sizes. The Chancellor’s headline proposals included: Providing SMEs with expanded access to £5 million in business loansDeveloping a Bank of England-insured credit facility made available to large-scale enterprisesGuaranteeing all insurance claims related to leisure, entertainment and hospitality businessesRemoving all ‘rateable value’ (location-based) costs for UK leisure and retail businesses, set to a £51,000 capProviding small ‘uninsured businesses’ with a £25,000 emergency cash grant bridging any cash flow impactsThe BGC was among several UK trade bodies urging the government to form an action-plan to protect UK retail, hospitality and leisure businesses.However, despite loan support, the BGC detailed disappointment that the Treasury failed to sanction measures to help SMEs counter day-to-day employment costs, including a suspension of Pay As You Earn (PAYE) and National Insurance Contributions (NIC) liabilities.Issuing a response this afternoon, the BGC detailed: “We welcome the Chancellor’s package of support for businesses in the leisure and hospitality industry which helps address some of our concerns, but we will study the details and will be seeking urgent clarity on the measures. “We are however disappointed that there is no direct support for employment costs and remain concerned about the devastating impact on our members and their colleagues. We will continue to work with DCMS and HMT to ensure the financial viability of our members.” Share Related Articles ASA monitoring sweep marks gambling as the worst underage advertising offender August 26, 2020 StumbleUpon Submitlast_img read more