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first_img AMECMorgan Stanley has downgraded the engineering consultancy to “underweight” with a target price of £10.80 due to risks from the firm’s excess cash pile of around $1bn. The broker believes that AMEC missed the opportunity to expand through acquisitions when valuations were low in 2009, and sees a risk of the firm acquiring rivals at demanding multiples or instead leaving its cash pile idle.BARCLAYSNomura rates the bank “neutral” with a 340p price target. The broker sees the bank’s return on equity targets as relatively demanding, implying a pre-tax profit of £10.4bn in 2010 terms, meaning a material re-rating is unlikely despite its recent positive results. Nomura has raised its pre-tax profit estimates by eight per cent to £7.135bn for 2011 on the back of better-than expected results at Barclays Capital.GO-AHEAD GROUPRBS rates the transport group “hold” with a target price of £11. The broker expects in-line half-year results tomorrow, though the focus will be on possible structural changes for the UK rail sector and how the firm will approach franchise opportunities. RBS predicts half-year revenues of £1.09bn and pre-tax profit of £45.9m. It expects the interim dividend to remain in place at 25.5p per share. KCS-content whatsapp whatsapp More From Our Partners Colin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com Sharecenter_img BEST OF THE BROKERS by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen Heraldautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.com Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ Wednesday 16 February 2011 7:36 pmlast_img read more

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Study: Swedish high-risk players gambling more amid Covid-19

first_img Tags: Card Rooms and Poker Mobile Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops Slot Machines More gamblers in Sweden have decreased play than increased during the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, but more than a quarter of high risk customers are playing more according to a Lund University study.Anders C. Håkansson, professor of psychiatry at Lund University, led the study, which saw 2,016 Swedish people surveyed between 28 April and 4 May. Of this number, 1,246 said they had gambled in some form during the past 12 months.The survey asked respondents questions about changes in their behaviour since the Covid-19 pandemic began, as well as about their pre-pandemic gambling habits.It found that 5.9% of gamblers said they gambled more since the virus hit, compared with 11.6% who said they gambled less. Players who said they played online poker were the most likely to bet more, followed by those who played online bingo, and then those who played online casino.Those who gambled at bricks and mortar casinso, played land-based slots, and those who bet on sports, were the least likely to have increased play since the pandemic began.Across every vertical, the study found that players were more likely to gamble less. The gap between increased and decreased play was narrowest for horse racing, but highest for sports betting, suggesting customers abstained rather than shifted to other products. Young people were most likely to gamble more, with 17.7% of 18 to 24 year olds, and 13.0% of 25 to 29 year olds, reporting doing so. Meanwhile, 7.5% of those in the 30 to 39 age group; 4.6% of those aged 40 to 49; and 2.5% of those aged between 50 and 59 gambled more, along with 4.1% of those aged 60 or above.The study also asked respondents questions from the nine-item Problem Gambling Severity Index (PGSI) to assess whether they were at risk of developing gambling problems.The PGSI asks questions about the past 12-month period, with options including “never”, “sometimes”, “most of the time”, and “almost always”. These categories are given a numerical score from zero to three with risk level based on the total score.Among gamblers who scored a zero and were thus classified as “no risk”, who made up 79% of all gamblers in the sample, just 1.8% reported gambling more under lockdown. For those classified as “low risk”, scoring one to three and making up 10% of gamblers, 12.4% said they gambled more.Among “moderate risk” gamblers, scoring three to seven on the PGSI and making up 5% of the sample, 21.1% said they gambled more.Of those in the “high risk” category, who scored an eight or above, 27.4% said they gambled more. Among those who said they had self-excluded from gambling at some point in the past year, 32.8% reported gambling more.Håkansson concluded that lower risk customers found it easier to limit or cease gambling during the crisis, meaning that increased play was concentrated around the higher-risk groups.However, the study went on to suggest little correllation between increased gambling as a way to ease financial pressure, with no evidence of income affecting levels of play. Those most likely to gamble more were those making SEK45,000 to SEK50,000 ((£3,828/€4,270/$4,811 to £4,256/€4,746/$5,347) per month at 10.0%, but the next most likely were those making SEK10,000 to SEK15,000 per month, at 9.2%.Breakdowns of those who gambled less by age, income or problem gambling severity level were not provided.The 389 respondents who said they were sports bettors were also asked about their activity after almost all major sports across the globe were suspended.Of this number, 59.6% said they gambled less. Meanwhile, 7.2% said they gambled more on other sports that were still taking place; 20.1% said they gambled more on horse racing; 11.3% said they gambled more on casino games, and 16.7% said they gambled more on other games.However, Håkansson said that again those who gambled more “had a clear picture of problematic gambling involvement”.Earlier this month, the first empirical study examining player behaviour before and after countries locked down found casino activity among sports bettors declined since 7 March.The report, based on player data from a “large European online gambling operator” with players based in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Germany, found that many sports bettors with the operator were already casino players. In the absence of sports, these players reduced – rather than increased – casino spend.The survey comes as Sweden prepares to implement a number of temporary restrictions for the country’s regulated online casino market. As of 2 July, consumers will face a mandatory weekly deposit cap of SEK5,000, while licensees will only be able to offer bonuses up to SEK100.The limits have proved very unpopular with industry stakeholders. Online gambling trade association Branschföreningen för Onlinespel (BOS) said the move was likely to help the unlicensed gambling market and launched a petition against the measure, signed by chief executives of operators including Betsson, Kindred Group, LeoVegas, NetEnt and William Hill.Last week, chief executives from nine major Sweden-facing operators and suppliers put forward a series of alternative player protection measures that they said would be more effective than the stake limit.Social security minister Ardalan Shekarabi had previously stated that the restrictions would also cover sports betting and horse racing, but these were later made exempt in response to criticism.Sweden’s gambling regulator Spelinspektionen has also criticised the plans, and last week warned that amendments to the rules may make them even more difficult to implement by 2 July. 15th June 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Study: Swedish high-risk players gambling more amid Covid-19 Email Address Topics: Casino & games Lottery Sports betting Bingo Poker Slots Bingo AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: Europe Nordics Sweden Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter More gamblers in Sweden have decreased play than increased during the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, but more than a quarter of high risk customers are playing more according to a Lund University study.last_img read more

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NBA star tests positive after hugging Novak Djokovic

first_imgLatest Sports NewsProfileNovak DjokovicSportTennis NBA star tests positive after hugging Novak Djokovic Cricket ENG W vs IND W Test: Sneh Rana, Shafali Verma shine as one-off Test ends in draw Wimbledon 2021: Milos Raonic pulls out of Wimbledon due to calf injury Football IND vs NZ in WTC Final: India batting coach says, ‘score above 250 on Day 3 would be good’, Kyle Jamieson feels it won’t… Cricket by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeIPL 2020: Bad news for Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Jonny BairstowIPL 2020 : Srikanth and fans slams MS Dhoni, says ‘wasted 15 Cr on Jadhav & Chawla’Suresh Raina issues statement after arrest, says the incident in Mumbai was ‘unintentional’It comes after world number one Djokovic and his wife Jelena tested positive for COVID-19 in the wake of the Adria Tour – a tennis tournament organised by the Serbian in four Balkan countries.After playing tournaments in Belgrade in Serbia and Zadar in Croatia, the tour was cancelled following the positive tests of professional players.There is no evidence that Jokić and Djokovic’s meeting transferred the virus between them, but the basketball event in question had no social distancing, similar to the Adria Tour.ESPN has reported that Jokić could be cleared to travel to the US within a week, but he will need two negative tests in 24 hours to allow him to do so.He will then have to undergo cardiac screening in Denver and once again show a negative test.Nuggets coach Michael Malone tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies last week, and believes he had the virus in March. Cricket Virat Kohli completes 10 years in Test Cricket: 10 things you should know about India skipper- check out Latest Sports News YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsored Tokyo Olympics: Covid-19 scare continues after a Uganda team member tests positive WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 2 Stumps: West Indies bowled out for 149 runs in 1st innings, SA lead by 149 runs TAGS5 players test positive at AdriaAdria Tennis HorrorNBA star tests positive after Djokovic HugNovak DjokovicTennis updates live SHARE Tokyo Olympics Village: Organizers unveils Tokyo games athletes village to the media, check first look Cricket Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Latest Sports News Euro 2020- Spain vs Poland Highlights: Spain held to 1-1 draw as Lewandowski’s Poland keep Euro hopes alive Facebook Twitter Previous articleICC Board Meeting: As expected, no concrete decision taken in the ICC meetingNext articleLionel Messi Fandom : 15 Bangladeshi fans fined for celebrating Messi’s birthday amid lockdown Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. ICC WTC Final: 10 years of Virat Kohli’s Test career, 10 best moments of India’s greatest Test skipper By Kunal Dhyani – June 25, 2020 Cricket Serbian basketball player Nikola Jokić has tested positive for coronavirus after embracing infected tennis legend Novak Djokovic at an event in Belgrade two weeks ago.Jokić, who plays for National Basketball Association (NBA) team Denver Nuggets, will now face a delay in returning to the United States with the season expected to resume around July 31. Cricket RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Tennis ICC WTC Final, Ind vs NZ Day 3: Can India survive the Kyle Jamieson storm in Southampton?last_img read more

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ENG W vs IND W 1st Test Day 3 LIVE: How…

first_img Facebook Twitter CricketIndia W vs England W Cricket PSL 2021 ISL beat MUL: Mohd Wasim Jr, Shadab Khan shine as Islamabad United defeats Multan Sultans by 4 wickets Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter WTC final LIVE broadcast: ICC’s mega broadcast plan, India vs New Zealand live streaming starts today in 195 countries TAGSENG W vs IND W 1st Test LIVEENG W vs IND W LIVEIndia W vs England W 1st TestIndia W vs England W LIVE SHARE Cricket ICC WTC Final: 10 years of Virat Kohli’s Test career, 10 best moments of India’s greatest Test skipper Cricket Cricket RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Cricket Cricket ENG W vs IND W Test: Sneh Rana, Shafali Verma shine as one-off Test ends in draw ENG W vs IND W Series: Full Schedule1st Test – June 13- 3:30 PM1st ODI – June 27- 3:30 PM2nd ODI – June 30- 6:30 PM3rd ODI – July 3- 3:30 PM1st T20I – July 9- 23:00 PM2nd T20I – July 11- 23:00 PM3rd T20I – July 14- 23:00 PMENG W vs IND W Test Series: SquadsIndia’s squad: Mithali RajCPT, Taniya BhatiaWKT, Ekta Bisht, Jhulan Goswami, Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana, Shikha Pandey, Priya Punia, Sneh Rana, Punam Raut, Arundhati Reddy, Jemimah Rodrigues, Indrani Roy, Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Shafali Verma, Poonam Yadav, Radha YadavEngland SquadHeather KnightCPT, Emily Arlott, Tammy Beaumont, Katherine Brunt, Kate Cross, Freya Davies, Sophia Dunkley, Sophie Ecclestone, Georgia Elwiss, Tash Farrant, Sarah Glenn, Amy Jones, Natalie Sciver, Anya Shrubsole, Mady Villiers, Fran Wilson, Lauren Winfield-HillENG W vs IND W Series: Live streaming and broadcastThe live telecast of the series will be provided by Sony Sports Network in the Indian subcontinent. 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WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 2 Stumps: West Indies bowled out for 149 runs in 1st innings, SA lead by 149 runs Cricket ENG W vs IND W 1st Test Day 3 LIVE: How to watch India W vs England W 1st Test  Live Streaming in your country, India Previous articleICC WTC Final Weather Forecast: Bad news for fans, rain likely to play spoilsport during IND vs NZ WTC finalNext articleIND W vs ENG W LIVE: How to watch India W vs England W Live Streaming in your country, India Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Cricket WTC Final Day 2 Stumps: Brilliant Virat Kohli & Ajinkya Rahane saves the day for India as bad light stops play 33 overs early Which TV channels will ENG W vs IND W 1st Test Day 3 broadcast?The live telecast of the series will be provided by Sony Sports Network in the Indian subcontinent. Which channel will carry the feed is yet to be announced.ENG W vs IND W live streaming: How to watch ENG W vs IND W 1st Test Day 3 live scores?The match will not be shown on TV for the cricket audience in India. Fans can catch the ENG W vs IND W LIVE Streaming on SonyLIV. For ENG W vs IND W live scores, ball by ball commentary, and full scorecard,When will ENG W vs IND W Test Series be Started? – DateENG W vs IND W Series will start from June 16 to 19When will the ENG W vs IND W 1st Test Day 3 be Played?ENG W vs IND W Test will be played on June 16What Time ENG W vs IND W 1st Test Day 3 Will begin? TimeENG W vs IND W 1st Test Day 2 will start at 3:30 PM ISTWhat are the venues for ENG W vs IND W 1st Test Day 3? – VenueENG W vs IND W 1st Test Day 2 will be played at England By Kunal Dhyani – June 18, 2021 IND vs NZ in WTC Final: India batting coach says, ‘score above 250 on Day 3 would be good’, Kyle Jamieson feels it won’t… WTC Final LIVE Day 3: Weather forecast again not good, rain & bad-light all set to impact India vs New Zealand Day 3 ENG W vs IND W 1st Test LIVE: How to watch India W vs England W 1st Test  Live Streaming in your country, India, Follow live updates ENG W vs IND W 1st Test Day 3 LIVE: How to watch India W vs England W 1st Test Day 3 Live Streaming in your country, India- India Women’s team will be playing a Test match for the first time after almost a gap of seven years when they will lock horns with the hosts England Women at Bristol County Ground for the one-off test between the two sides on June 16, Wednesday.India Women last played a test match in 2014 against South Africa at home and since then this will be their first outing in Test jersey. However, in the last three Tests that India Women played, they have won all of them – two against England Women, both in England (2006, 2014), and one against South Africa Women at home (2014). In fact, England Women has never won a test match at home against India Women in a total of eight completed outings. Cricket Virat Kohli completes 10 years in Test Cricket: 10 things you should know about India skipper- check out Cricket last_img read more

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Carlton Terrace / Windust Architects x Interiors

first_img Australia Projects Save this picture!© Michael Kai+ 17 Share Manufacturers: Neolith, Mentone Premix, Atkin Freeman, Custom Screen, Metal Cladding Systems “COPY” Architects: Windust Architects x Interiors Area Area of this architecture project Photographs Year:  Carlton Terrace / Windust Architects x Interiors Carlton Terrace / Windust Architects x InteriorsSave this projectSaveCarlton Terrace / Windust Architects x Interiors Area:  205 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Products used in this ProjectStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Estatuario – Classtone CollectionStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Beton – Fusion CollectionOther Participants:APC Build P/LCity:CarltonCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Michael KaiSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanText description provided by the architects. The owners of Carlton terrace asked for a break from the past. They looked forward to new spaces filled with natural light, all year round living, and the ability to connect visually with their surrounds. The local street character reveals rows of terrace houses, snug tightly alongside each other. Properties are narrow in width and short in depth. With the standard kitchen, dining and living space requirements, together with an ambitious 4 bedrooms and 2 x bathrooms, the challenge of going “up a level” and addressing the overlooking and overshadowing of neighbors cannot be underestimated.ApproachFor Carlton Terrace, we set out to explore contrasts in volume and texture.Save this picture!© Michael KaiVolumeOur approach was to first create a light and airy, open ground floor plane, with a bold volume above. At ground level, we outline a continuous space from the kitchen to a “green wall” externally. With the space being visually continuous inside and out, each side of the façade benefits from connection to the other. In contrast, the upper-level form is created from the want for appropriate space requirements, rubbing up against the need for sunlight into the north facing windows of the adjacent property to the south.TextureThe monolithic, upper-level form is articulated with a fine patterning of neatly seamed flat locked panels. Contrast this with the delicate, but sharp, screen elements pinned off the façade by a neat gap. Internally, the main space is accentuated with ribbed walls on one side, and a smooth Venetian render, inside and out, on the other.Save this picture!© Michael KaiSave this picture!SectionDesign ElementsWithout resorting to frosted glass and a sill height above 1700mm, a large upper-level window dominates the rear façade. The screen to the window serves the functional requirement of allowing long and short range views from inside the main bedroom and adds a lightness externally. The screen is made from a galvanized ladder frame, clad with single dot perforated flat plate aluminum. The aluminum is held off the main façade to add to the lightness to the otherwise heavy volume.MaterialsIn the wet area, the owners wanted a robust, yet restrained palette. Long lasting and natural in tone. The extensive use of long sheet porcelain for the splashback, benchtops, TV unit and outside bench reveal and versatile material quick to blend in with its context. Internally, polished concrete floors and porcelain tiles wrap up the robust and low maintenance palette.Save this picture!© Michael KaiProject gallerySee allShow lessGolnan Puratos Complex / A1ArchitectureSelected ProjectsBill Gates Purchases 25,000 Acres of Land for Smart City in ArizonaArchitecture News Sharecenter_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/883524/carlton-terrace-windust-architects-x-interiors Clipboard Houses “COPY” 2017 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/883524/carlton-terrace-windust-architects-x-interiors Clipboard ArchDaily Anthony Windust, Junko Windust, Scott Durie Photographs:  Michael Kai Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Lead Architects: CopyHouses, Extension•Carlton, Australia CopyAbout this officeWindust Architects x InteriorsOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentExtensionCarltonAustraliaPublished on November 14, 2017Cite: “Carlton Terrace / Windust Architects x Interiors” 14 Nov 2017. 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New Head of Policy for Fundraising Regulator, & other charity mover news

first_img Melanie May | 7 January 2021 | News Trust for London Chief Executive to step downTrust for London Chief Executive, Bharat Mehta, has decided to step down from his role in 2021. Mehta has been at the Trust for 23 years, spearheading dozens of initiatives to improve the lives of low-income Londoners. He was originally appointed as the Clerk to Trustees of its predecessor organisation – the City Parochial Foundation, overseeing the transformation to the Trust’s current incarnation in 2010. The Board of Trustees is undertaking a recruitment process to replace him, and details of this will be on the Trust for London’s website in January 2021. Nick Maskell appointed Mesothelioma UK Chair of TrusteesMesothelioma UK has appointed Professor Nick Maskell as its new Chair of the Board of Trustees. Professor Maskell is already a Trustee for the charity and takes up the role of Chair following the stepping down of Professor Mick Peake OBE. Maskell is a Professor of Respiratory Medicine at the University of Bristol (UoB) and Honorary Consultant Chest Physician at North Bristol NHS Trust. He was appointed as a consultant in 2004 and leads the pleural service at Southmead Hospital as well as being the Head of Academic Respiratory Unit at UoB. He has a major interest in mesothelioma, running, for example, a tertiary mesothelioma clinic and chairing the weekly regional mesothelioma multi-disciplinary team. He also chaired the current British Thoracic Society (BTS) mesothelioma guideline group and was on the committee for the European Respiratory Society (ERS) mesothelioma guidelines. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement New Head of Policy for Fundraising Regulator, & other charity mover news Tagged with: Charity People Recruitment / people About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.center_img Charlotte Urwin joins the Fundraising Regulator as Head of PolicyThe Fundraising Regulator has appointed Charlotte Urwin as its new Head of Policy.  She joins the Fundraising Regulator from the Marine Stewardship Council where she was Head of Standards Policy and Assurance. Prior to this, Urwin was the Head of Standards and Regulation at the Independent Press Standards Organisation (ISPO). As Head of Policy, she will ensure that the Code of Fundraising Practice remains fit for purpose and encourages good fundraising practice across the charitable sector, as well as developing methods of public engagement on fundraising issues.  Urwin brings a wealth of policy and charity sector knowledge to the Fundraising Regulator, having worked at Macmillan Cancer Support as a Senior Policy Analyst and at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity as a Strategy Adviser.  243 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis London Marathon Charitable Trust appoints new Vice Chair, plus Chair for new unitary boardThe London Marathon Charitable Trust has appointed Terry Duddy as Chair of a new unitary board for London Marathon Events, effective from 15 December. Duddy has also been appointed as a Trustee of The Trust. Sir John Spurling KCVO, OBE, who joined the board in 1999 and has served as Chair of London Marathon Events and a Trustee since 2009, has been announced as the new President of The Trust, while in further news, Dawn Austwick, CEO of the National Lottery Community Fund, who has served as a Trustee since 2017, has been appointed as Vice Chair of The Trust. advertisement January has brought a new Head of Policy for the Fundraising Regulator, while the Scouts is among a number of charities announcing trustee changes in our first mover round up of the year. Jennie Price CBE to become Scouts Chair of the TrusteesThe Scouts have announced that Jennie Price CBE will be Chair of the Trustees and Carl Hankinson becomes UK Chief Commissioner from September 2021. They will lead the movement’s recovery from the impact of the pandemic with a particular focus on helping communities disproportionately affected it. Price was Chief Executive of Sport England between 2007 until 2018 and is currently the independent Chair of Trustees for the Youth United Foundation. At Sport England she led the ‘This Girl Can’ campaign. She now has a portfolio of roles, including chairing the International Tennis Integrity Agency, sitting on the board of the Canal and River Trust and being a Forestry Commissioner.Carl Hankinson is to become UK Chief Commissioner, a voluntary role that leads the 163,000 adult volunteers in the UK. He has volunteered with the Scouts for more than a decade, both in his home county of Lancashire and nationally. He has been a national trustee, he led West Lancashire Scouts for ten years and continues to chair the West Lancashire trustee team.last_img read more

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President Torrijos urged to veto two articles in newly-amended criminal code

first_img HE Martín TorrijosPresident of PanamaDear Mr. President,The National Assembly approved a package of amendments to the criminal code in a plenary session on 6 March. It now falls to you to promulgate the amendments within a 30-day period beginning on 10 March.Reporters Without Borders, an international organisation that defends press freedom worldwide, would like to alert you to two of the 400 amendments, which pose a danger to press freedom and which have been strongly criticised by the Panamanian media (see our release of 9 February). We are referring to articles 164 and 422 of the new legislation.Article 164: “Anyone legitimately coming into possession of private or personal mail, recordings or documents – not intended for publication, even if addressed to that person – who makes them public without the required permission and which results in harm, will be punished by 200 to 500 days of fines or weekend imprisonment”.Article 422: “Anyone guilty of revealing secrets which they hold as a result of official responsibility or contract or allowing others access to them, will be punished with a sentence of six months to one year in prison or its equivalent in daily fines or weekend imprisonment”.The first of these articles is an incitement to self-censorship, as nothing prevents a source from subsequently turning on the journalist originally entrusted with information. The second threatens the access of journalists to sensitive information by imposing silence on potential sources of information from the outset. Both articles seriously jeopardise the ability of the the press to fulfill the role it is supposed to play in a democracy. We therefore hope you will veto them.We thank you in advance for giving this request your careful consideration.Respectfully,Robert MénardSecretary-General PanamaAmericas PanamaAmericas Follow the news on Panama RSF_en News Receive email alerts January 30, 2012 Find out more Reporters Without Borders has asked Panamanian President Martín Torrijos in an open letter to veto two articles in the newly-amended criminal code, which he is supposed to promulgate. The organisation says they jeopardise press freedom. News December 9, 2016 Find out more December 7, 2016 Find out more Anti-Corruption Day : Journalists on front line of fight against corruption Canadian TV crew hoping to cover mining dispute fears being denied entry Help by sharing this information News Organisation to go further March 12, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 President Torrijos urged to veto two articles in newly-amended criminal code RSF’s calls for release of Dutch journalist jailed in Panama Newslast_img read more

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Authorities free ailing cyber-dissident Le Chi Quang

first_img Receive email alerts VietnamAsia – Pacific April 22, 2021 Find out more VietnamAsia – Pacific RSF laureates support jailed Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang News News Organisation Follow the news on Vietnam Three more independent reporters arrested in Vietnam RSF_en News June 14, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Authorities free ailing cyber-dissident Le Chi Quang to go further Help by sharing this information Vietnam sentences journalist Tran Thi Tuyet Dieu to eight years in prison Reporters Without Borders welcomed the release today of cyber-dissident Le Chi Quang, two years before he was due to complete his prison sentence, and it called on the authorities to show similar clemency toward the six other cyber-dissidents currently detained in Vietnam. Arrested in February 2002 for posting essays criticising the government online, Quang is suffering from serious kidney problems. This appears to have been the reason for his early release.”Quang’s release is an encouraging first step, but we still expect Vietnam to stop censoring the Internet and stop imprisoning Internet users just for expressing their views online,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It should not be forgotten that Vietnam has one of the most monitored and filtered Internets in the world,” the organisation added.A government source said Quang was freed for “humanitarian” reasons. His health got much worse in prison, where he did not receive the treatment he needed for his kidney ailment. Reporters Without Borders had already urged the authorities to release him on medical grounds on 23 September 2003.The six cyber-dissidents currently detained in Vietnam are:- Nguyen Vu Binh, a former journalist with the Communist Party newspaper Tap Chi Cong San, who was arrested on 25 September 2002. Reporters Without Borders is particularly concerned about Binh, as there has been no word of him for about three weeks.- Pham Hong Son, the representative of a foreign pharmaceutical company, who was arrested on 27 March 2002.- Nguyen Dan Que, an intellectual arrested on 7 March 2003.- Pham Que Duong, a former colonel in the Liberation Army, who was arrested on 28 December 2002.- Tran Khue, a literature teacher and co-founder of an anti-corruption group, who was arrested on 29 December 2002. – Nguyen Khac Toan, a businessman and former army officer, who was arrested on 8 January 2002.On 22 June, Reporters Without Borders will issue a new report on the obstacles to the free flow of information online in Vietnam and some 60 other countries. It will be available on the Reporters Without Borders website (www.internet.rsf.org).BackgroundQuang was sentenced to four years in prison on 8 November 2002 for sending “dangerous” information abroad because he wrote an article and posted it online. Called “Beware of the empire to the north,” it detailed the circumstances in which the government signed border agreements with China.Quang was arrested in a cybercafé by a policeman posing as an ordinary Internet user. The Vietnamese authorities have stepped up monitoring of Internet cafés since March 2004, asking owners to keep a record of the names of all their customers and the websites they visit. April 27, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders welcomed the release today of cyber-dissident Le Chi Quang, two years before he was due to complete his prison sentence, and it called on the authorities to show similar clemency toward the six other cyber-dissidents currently detained in Vietnam. News April 7, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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A bronzed JFK comes home to Bruff

first_imgLinkedin Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year NewsCommunityHeritageA bronzed JFK comes home to BruffBy Staff Reporter – May 8, 2019 838 Fr Johnny Daly blessing the JFK statue in Bruff under the watchful eye of Michael Fitzgerald.Photo: Brendan GleesonA life-sized bronze statue of the 35th US President John F Kennedy, which cost approximately €40,000, has been unveiled at his ancestral home in Bruff.The statue, designed by Clare sculptor Sean Connolly, and funded by Limerick City and County Council, was unveiled by Mairead McGuinness, Vice President of the European Parliament.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The sculpture features a bronze bible symbolising the Bible used at Kennedy’s presidential inauguration in January 1961, and which was brought from Bruff to Boston by Kennedy’s great grandfather Thomas Fitzgerald when he emigrated to the US in 1852.Fitzgerald’s son John “Honeyfitz” – JFK’s grandfather – went on to become the first catholic mayor of Boston.The family’s sacramental details are to be found at the Thomas Fitzgerald Centre, in the town, which was officially opened by JFK’s daughter Caroline, in 2013.Bruff Community Council chairman Mark Nagle said that JFK’s story was one they had wanted to tell for a while to ensure people were aware that Bruff was his true ancestral home.“The statue emphasises the Bible used to swear him in as the US President, which was the same bible brought from Bruff to America by his great grandfather.”Mr Nagle said Bruff was “proud” to celebrate “the greatest emigrant success story ever”.“President Kennedy came from two generations of poverty and went on to lead one of the world’s most powerful political dynasties. It’s a story that continues to endure.”“It is also, maybe, fitting and important to keep in mind the importance of the contribution of emigrants, especially in these times,” Mr Nagle added.by David [email protected] Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! A beautiful Victorian residence near Bruff #LimerickPostProperty Print Email Previous articleNew Music: 40HurtzNext articleMEP wants change in airport policy Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook TAGSBruffCommunityheritageJFKLimerick City and CountyNews Twitter Limerick on Covid watch list Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? Advertisement WhatsApplast_img read more

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Health department faces uncertain future

first_imgLocal News Previous article061419_Juneteenth_JF_01Next articleThe Rise of Digital Wallets and Mobile Payments Digital AIM Web Support TAGS  Gino Solla, director of the Ector County Health Department, is retiring on June 28th with 25 years with the department. Solla began his career with the health department as a health inspector and was appointed as the director in 2003. Solla is planning on remaining in Odessa for about a year or so before moving to the Austin area for it’s cultural diversity. County department meetings to address future budget needs are about a month away and a new vacancy will present potential challenges during the process. Gino Solla, the longtime director of the Ector County Health Department, will be retiring at the end of this month after 25 years of employment with the county, and with his absence he is concerned that the department will fall to the bottom of the county’s list of priorities. The health department’s budget has been gradually scaled back over the years from about $1.2 million in 2016 to about $964,000 this fiscal year. Solla said the department has also seen a reduction of about $150,000 in grant funds, which has reduced the number of employees on staff, as well as the services they can offer. He said the department cannot keep up with the current patient load with only two full-time registered nurses and often has to shut their doors and divert residents seeking immunizations, STD screenings or tuberculosis testing to later times or even the next day. “We’ve cut our budget tremendously,” Solla said. “There’s no more room to cut. You keep losing employees like that, but the population increases, which requires more services. How do you do it?” Advocacy on the department’s behalf for the upcoming fiscal year might be lacking without Solla’s expertise. He has been asked to give the responsibility of attending budget meetings with county commissioners to the employee he feels would be best suited to speak on the subject. Currently his replacement has not been identified and the county cannot publish a job posting until Solla officially leaves his position. “There’s not an assistant director to move up that’s been trained, or is knowledgeable about the budgets, or the actual operational side of the department,” he said. Ector County Judge Debi Hays said that many unknowns exist until the county moves forward with the budget process. A proposed budget for 2020 will be completed by early August. The final budget must be adopted by commissioners by Sept. 10. “Right now, the main focus I think we’ll have through the budget is the addition to the jail,” Hays said. “We need to make sure we have the money to man it and that will take precedence over everything else.” Hays said the opinions expressed by residents during town halls over the past year also carry weight. The top three concerns shared at public forums involved adding additional law enforcement, funding road infrastructure projects and combating illegal dumping. The county judge said no one has approached her and asked for additional nurses. “You have Odessa Regional Medical Center and Medical Center Hospital that provide free programs to all residents of Ector County to help them with diabetes needs, heart problems and dietary needs as far weight control and with cholesterol, so both of those entities provide all of those services,” she said. “There is a clinic on every corner, but no one else can provide services that the jail can provide.” Solla said he has tried to impart a sense of urgency for preventative health to officials and all residents in the community, but he said fighting against the cultural mindset of the majority has been tough. The needle has not moved much for health behaviors or outcomes in Ector County since 2010. The county was ranked 199 out of 242 Texas counties on health behaviors like adult obesity, physical inactivity and access to exercise opportunities in a 2018 county health rankings report published by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute in collaboration with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Midland County ranked 110, Tom Green County ranked 94, Andrews County ranked 65 and El Paso County came in at 59 on the same health behavior measure. Ector County ranked 200 out of 221 counties on health behaviors in 2010. Solla suggested the community as a whole is mirroring a national trend of more people needing health services but not having access to enough health providers. When Solla asked commissioners during a regularly scheduled meeting about what their vision for the health department was following an agenda item listed as budget goals for 2019 to 2020 and long-range planning, Ector County Attorney Dusty Gallivan said the Court could not answer that question without the subject being placed specifically on the agenda. Hays said on Tuesday that “I can’t tell you what the health department will look like in six months.” Twitter WhatsApp Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 center_img Pinterest Twitter Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Health department faces uncertain futurelast_img read more

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