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Nasa Discoveries Spark Hopes Of Alien Life

first_imgNasa’s planet-hunting deep space observatory has found hundreds of new potential planets, sparking hopes of finding other worlds similar to Earth…Scientists say the results contradict older theories that had suggested small and Earth-like planets would be less frequent.An astronomer on the Kepler mission, Dimitar Sasselov, professor of astronomy at Harvard University, revealed the findings in a conference in Oxford earlier this month…Read more herelast_img

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Matt Hancock leads DCMS in critical year for UK gambling sector

first_imgShare StumbleUpon Submit UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 UKGC hails ‘delivered efficiencies’ of its revamped licence maintenance service  August 20, 2020 Share Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 Related Articles West Suffolk MP, Matt Hancock has been promoted to Secretary of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) following yesterday’s Conservative government cabinet reshuffle.Hancock (39), has served DCMS as Minister of Digital & Culture since 2016 and will replace Karen Bradley as leader of the department overseeing UK media and culture; standards, promotions, regulatory policies and social practices.In its remit, DCMS oversees the implementation of gambling laws regulated by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC).The appointment of Hancock as DCMS leader should be viewed positively by industry leaders. Hancock has been a staunch supporter of  UK racing in Parliamentary debates as a Junior Minister.Furthermore, the MP has been a key policy stakeholder in 2017’s reform of the Horseracing Racing Betting Levy, reducing a number of administrative costs for the sport.Hancock takes leadership of DCMS, at a critical point for the UK gambling industry, which currently awaits the final judgement of its delayed triennial review on FOBTs machine wagering levels and sector-wide advertising standards.Industry governance is in-acceptance, that the UK government will reduce the current £100 (per 20 seconds) max-bet level on machine betting, but wish to avoid the ‘nightmare scenario’ of a reduction to under £20.Following a 2017 marred by industry high coverage social responsibility failures, sector commentators expect tougher marketing policies and standards to be introduced on UK gambling operators, in what has become a politicised debate.As DCMS leader, Hancock will continue to be supported by Tracey Crouch as Sports & Civil Society Minister, overseeing development and funding for UK sports.last_img read more

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