Playtech to remain part of GC working group

first_img The Gambling Commission has revealed that Playtech will remain part of its industry working groups tasked with developing new standards for safer gambling, arguing that first-hand experience of its enforcement activity provides valuable lessons in raising standards for consumers. Playtech to remain part of GC working group Legal & compliance Regions: UK & Ireland Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter The Gambling Commission has revealed that Playtech will remain part of its industry working groups tasked with developing new standards for safer gambling, arguing that first-hand experience of its enforcement activity provides valuable lessons in raising standards for consumers.The working groups were established in January this year, with Playtech leading the responsible game design working group alongside Scientific Games.Earlier this week the Commission published details of an investigation launched following the suicide of a customer that wagered millions via Winner and Titanbet, two brands operated by Playtech’s PT Entertainment Services subsidiary.Playtech has accepted full responsibility for the failings highlighted in the regulator’s review.This, the regulator said, did not preclude the solutions giant from participating in this process.“The three industry working groups which we established involved over 30 operators who bring a variety of expertise and experience in areas where progress must be made quickly to reduce harm,” a Commission spokesperson told iGB.“As we acknowledged at the time, some of those operators had been the subject of our enforcement activity, which means that they have first-hand experience of why it’s critical to improve and raise the standards for consumers.“They are also in no doubt that tougher regulation will follow if further and faster progress is not made.”The supplier has made a £3.5m donation to charities dedicated to tackling gambling related harms, as well as issuing a personal apology to the individual’s family.A number of management staff have also left the business following an internal investigation. Neither brand is active in the British market, with Playtech having taken the decision to focus on B2B operations in the country.Playtech itself will also make a £5m donation to promote better understanding of “healthy online living” and the relationship between mental health and online gambling.The Gambling Commission said that while it welcomed the company’s efforts to address the situation, it was “deeply disappointing” it had failed to do so earlier.“We expect operators to learn lessons from this case and how this could have been avoided and will continue our investigations associated with the case.”British industry association Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), which counts Playtech among its members, described it as “a horrendous, tragic and deeply sad case”.“While this company is no longer in operation, we fully support the actions of the Gambling Commission and believe that Playtech, as the parent company, has made the right decision to pay the expected fine of £3.5m in full and to commit in addition £5m to charities to help further understand the relationship between mental health and online gambling, and to apologise to the family,” it said.While stressing that the case was historic, the BGC said lessons can – and must – be learned across the whole industry.It pointed out that “millions” of people gambled without any problems, but added that one tragic case was “one too many”.“Player safety is of paramount importance for the BGC and we will continue to work with our members to further improve protection for potentially at risk and vulnerable customers,” it said.It then looked to highlight efforts to better protect players in recent months. BGC members have stepped up interventions, including blocking and restricting accounts for at-risk customers, amid the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, it said.Members have also complied with the Commission-mandated ban on credit card gambling, and increased funding for research, education and treatment for problem gambling.“This approach to raising standards is one which is fully supported by Playtech today and we will continue to work with the industry, with the regulator and with government, to drive further improvements.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Topics: Legal & compliance People 28th May 2020 | By contenteditor Email Addresslast_img read more

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Universal Partners Limited (UPL.mu) Q32019 Interim Report

first_imgUniversal Partners Limited (UPL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Universal Partners Limited (UPL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Universal Partners Limited (UPL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Universal Partners Limited (UPL.mu)  2019 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileUniversal Partners Limited is a capital investment holding company. The company invests in growth businesses in the United Kingdom and Europe in general. Universal Partners Limited has a primary listing on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius and a secondary listing on the AltX of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.last_img read more

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Creches and nativities, living or otherwise, tell the Christmas story

first_img Featured Events Creches and nativities, living or otherwise, tell the Christmas story Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Grace Church’s living Nativity scene is San Marcos, California. Photo: Teresa Osborne[Episcopal News Service] It wasn’t so much the donkey in Grace Church’s living Nativity scene that surprised Benjamin de Leon, as the llama.“It was great fun, interesting because you’re outside in a little manger. There was a donkey there, and a llama, definitely some animals,” recalled de Leon, 41, who served as Joseph a few years ago in the San Marcos, California church’s outdoor living nativity.Along with wife Lara, as Mary; daughters Abigail and Elena as angels and then-four-month-old Charlotte as the infant Jesus, the family enjoyed “a wonderful experience. It makes you think about what Christmas really means, instead of just presents and Santa Claus. It’s such an important thing to do because you’re playing the holy family.”The San Diego area congregation has offered the living nativity “as a gift to the community” for the past four years, according to Grace communications director Teresa Osborne.A parishioner who rescues animals provides sheep, a donkey, and even the llama. The scene is aglow with luminaries. There’s even a “Bethlehem star,” and a one-sided tent doubles as a stable and is the backdrop for the handmade wooden crèche and manger, Osborne said. And there’s always room for one more angel so everyone can get into the act, she said.Church members sign up for half-hour shifts to create the tableau; this year, the event has grown from one to two nights and will include a pageant.“It’s in a very visual spot so people driving by can see it,” Osborne said. “People tell us they get excited when they see it.”Grace Church’s living Nativity scene is San Marcos, California. Photo: Teresa OsborneReverence of and fascination for nativity scenes and crèches (cribs) – living or otherwise – dates to the Middle Ages, when tradition says St. Francis of Assisi created the first one after visiting the Holy Land and Christ’s birthplace.A global tradition, the representations of Jesus’ birth stories from the gospels of Luke and Matthew vary; so does their use.Some churches’ crèche displays – like the Washington National Cathedral’s well-known exhibit – are seasonal. Others, however, and even some individual collectors, enjoy them year-round.“I probably have close to 50 different nativities from all over the world: Germany, Italy, Austria, Africa, Mexico, the United States and Haiti,” said the Rev. Sally Monastiere, of Upland, California, who has collected crèches for more than 20 years. Some she displays year-round; others only seasonally.“The figures in the African one are in native dress,” she said. “One from France has the figure of Joseph in a seated position and Mary is reclining. One of the most unusual has Joseph holding the baby. Another I got because it had chickens. I’ve even created a nativity in cross-stitch and own one knit in the manner of the duduza dolls of Haiti.”In Upland, California, ‘Mary is everybody’s mother’Lisa Drew, who created Monastiere’s duduza-style nativity, also knitted a two-foot, cuddly, hands-on crèche for St. Mark’s Episcopal Church and School in Upland so kids – big and little – could touch and feel and handle and “get to use the figures and tell the stories with them.”Duduza doll-inspired creche in Upland, California.“My seventh grade math class had a lot of questions about it, so we took a crèche tour,” said Drew, a math teacher, counselor and parishioner at St. Mark’s. “Here were 12- and 13-year-olds doing what I had envisioned four and five-year-olds doing. They were picking up the animals and moving them around, rearranging them, hugging the lamb and the sheep. It was fun.”Drew was inspired after attending a knitting afternoon hosted by For a Reason, a nonprofit agency which raises funds for educational opportunities, including in Haiti where St. Mark’s has partnered with St. Andre’s School in Trianon for more than a dozen years.It reawakened her interest in knitting and she decided to model a nativity after the Haitian duduza dolls.“I had to make stands and wire skeletons for the critters – there was no pattern, so I was just knitting what I thought would be an animal shape.”Using PVC pipe and copper wire for skeletons, yarn and polyester stuffing for bodies and green floral styrofoam for stands, she created a family of three sheep – a ram, ewe and lamb – a goat, and a donkey in addition to Mary, Joseph, an angel, a wise man and “a baby which detaches so we can tell the story leading up to the birth of the baby without the baby there,” said Drew.“Mary’s veil and Gabriel’s wings are seed-stitched, which is rather laborious, but gives them a veil-like texture which is fun to make,” she added.Ultimately, the effort is about teaching children how to tell the story. “It was very much about the children who would get to use these figures and the stories that they could tell with them,” Drew said. “The idea was to try to envision the crèche in a new way, to try to envision it in a way that included our Haitian partners and that the nativity is available to all people of all colors in all places.”She used yarn to emulate the skin tone of the Haitian dolls “because Mary is everybody’s mother, everybody’s daughter. She’s the woman we all wish we could be that could say yes to God like that and Joseph is that obedient man, who also said yes to God.”Atlanta: A natural connection to the holy familyIt isn’t easy to describe the carved, wooden, mid-19th century, 4×5-foot Italian relief displayed year-round in the narthex of Holy Innocents Church and School in Atlanta, according to the Rev. Michael Radford Sullivan, rector.“How do you describe something that’s holy?” he asked during a recent telephone interview with ENS.The slab’s delicate carving renders clothing and other details almost sketch-like; the figures seem to emerge from the wood, he said. “What you really notice are the faces and the beauty of the people. It has a remarkable, incarnate quality.”And he added: “Since we are Church of the Holy Innocents, we have a natural connection all year to the holy family and so this is actually in the narthex and so it’s there all the time. It’s an absolutely beautiful carved piece.”But like most churches, another crèche – about a foot high and made of olive wood – is seasonally placed near the altar. “Its pieces usually start appearing in the narthex over the four Sundays of Advent – first a cow, then a sheep and shepherds,” Sullivan said. “Mary shows up on the third Sunday of Advent and on Christmas Eve Jesus is placed in the manger.”One of the cool things is that “the crèches, both on the wall and the one that will be at the altar, are experienced by school children year-round as well,” he added.“There’s something about living with the image of Jesus throughout the year as a child that counterbalances our tendency to make Jesus only divine,” he added. “For me to see Jesus as a baby reminds me of humanity; it reminds me of vulnerability, of what it is like to be dependent upon mother and father and so I would say that for our parishioners having those images of Jesus throughout the year is a very powerful thing for us.”Nativity as hospitality in Newport, Rhode IslandA 17th century Italian plaster nativity, donated as a memorial in 1914 to the Zabriskie Memorial Church of St. John the Evangelist in Newport, Rhode Island, is becoming a focal point of hospitality for the English Gothic-style parish, according the Rev. Nathan J.A. Humphrey, vicar.A postcard of the crèche at Zabriskie Memorial Church of St. John the Evangelist in Newport, Rhode Island. Photo: Nathan J.A. HumphreyThe crèche, donated in memory of a young girl who died while traveling in Italy, “includes 17th century figures and animals collected from all over Europe.”The crèche is protected by an ornately carved, seven-foot wooden case depicting the Virgin and child with angels on either side on the exterior. Traditionally, it was only opened on Christmas Eve and then closed on Epiphany, he said.“We take the front off it and lower the glass and traditionally a young member of the congregation is chosen to carry the Christ child in and place the Christ child in the manger,” Humphrey said.He added, chuckling, there’s a story told that some years ago, a young boy who was chosen to carry the Christ child was asked what he’d done with the infant. “He replied, ‘the baby Jesus got cold so I put him in my pocket to warm him up’.”The church is open daily for visitors and this year church leadership decided to leave the crèche open as well as a gesture of hospitality for visitors to the town, a vacation destination, Humphrey told ENS.“I’ve seen families with children come in and gaze at it,” Humphrey said. “It’s not unusual, either, for a child in church who is getting a little restless to wander over with a parent or friend and spend a few minutes gazing at the crèche.“It has a really engaging presence for children and for adults as well but we particularly love it for the connection it has for children.”The figures tell the story in St. Louis Park, MinnesotaBy her own admission, Mary Kulfeld’s fascination with the nativity borders on near obsession.A collector for some 20 years, she has donated her crèche – along with about 245 Fontanini resin figures – to her church, St. George’s in St. Louis Park, Minnesota.The five-inch resin figures “are incredibly detailed. They look like wood carvings,” said Kulfeld in a recent telephone interview with ENS.First, she purchased the holy family – Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus and an angel. A year later, she added shepherds, and sheep; the third year, the three kings. As time passed, she got creative, adding green grocers, a blacksmith, a carpenter, a bakery shop, an inn and innkeeper.Now there are street musicians and palm trees, a winery. As the figures and buildings accumulated, so did the stories accompanying them.“There’s a musician who plays the bagpipes, for example. He’s holding the bagpipes in his hand. A very attractive woman is coming to well with yoke and buckets, so I set it up so he’s staring at her,” Kulfeld says.A sleeping shepherd has been placed on a rooftop “and I put a jug of wine beside him, so he’s passed out.”Regarding a little boy and girl picking olives, “she has her hand out. I have a painted mule and her hand fits perfectly on his nose, so it looks like she’s petting him on the nose. Then there is a girl who is selling herbs and perfumed flowers and it looks as if she’s blind. She’s staring upward with a look on her face like she can’t see. This year, I bought a girl holding a tray so we sat her beside the blind girl, so they’re friends.”About two dozen angel ornaments, playing harps, lutes and trumpets are suspended above the nativity with fishing line.“I’m going to go over to the church this week and put Mary and Joseph in the stable,” said Kulfeld, 70. “On Christmas Eve we put the baby in the manger; and have the three kings just coming into Bethlehem on a separate table and the other figures are turned, gaping at them as they’re coming in.”The whole elaborate display is disassembled on Epiphany but not before Kulfeld uses it to teach children the Christmas story, she said.“I gave a presentation this past Sunday to the children’s chapel. They all gathered around and they asked me to tell them the story of St. Francis. He’s the first one who had a crèche and started the tradition, using residents of his town to act out the roles. It took off from there.”The kids love looking at the crèche and Kulfeld loves explaining it. Like the angels, “I explained that I needed a multitude of the heavenly host and so I got two dozen. I think 24 is pretty much a multitude.”For Kulfeld, traditions surrounding the display may not be one hundred percent historically accurate, but “it’s such a beloved part of Christmas that I’m glad we observe it and have this beautiful representation of it.”Even her pets love it. Previously, when displaying the nativity at home, “I had this one cat that used to steal the baby Jesus,” she said. “I don’t know why, but he wouldn’t touch any of the other pieces, only Jesus. I’d have to go looking and find Jesus wherever he’d dropped him in the house.”Initially, the figures cost about $6 each; now the price ranges between $15-$20 and, just when she is convinced she’s bought enough, she discovers another one.“I just got a winery. It’s such a pretty little building with grapevines,” she said. “They’re all made of resin, there’s amazing detail. They are painted to look like wood that has been painted and the paint is wearing off. I just love to tell the story. I just like to rave about it.”–The Rev. Pat McCaughan is a correspondent for the Episcopal News Service. She is based in Los Angeles. 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Goodwill tops world value survey

first_img July 1, 2017 at 8:12 am Both locations in Apopka still open? For a second consecutive year, Goodwill has been ranked No. 1 in a survey measuring people’s perceptions of the global value of major brands.Goodwill, the leading nonprofit provider of employment placement, job training, and education services, topped brands such as Amazon, Google, Kellogg’s, Microsoft and other Fortune 100 and 500 brands in the 2017 World Value Index. The survey is based on a nationally representative, comprehensive survey of 3,000 Americans on perception, awareness, and behaviors in response to the purpose and mission of organizations and brands.To earn the World Value Index top ranking on the survey, Goodwill scored extremely well in the four areas of creating World Value, which refers to public perceptions of a brand’s purpose or mission: High awareness, relevance, and resonance, a strong motivator in garnering active support and an influential factor in triggering purchases.The creative agency enso, which works to build mission-driven brands and Share Mission initiatives, developed the World Value Index as a tool for brands to measure the importance of creating “world value.” The surveys of various demographic samples of the U.S. population ages 18 and up were conducted by Quadrant Strategies.“Today, at a time when people have more choices, and greater access to information, the strength of a brand’s purpose is more important than ever,” said Sebastian Buck, enso’s co-founder, and strategic lead. “With the World Value Index, our research centers around whether people can identify a brand’s purpose and mission, and the extent to which that purpose reflects society’s values.”Goodwill Industries International is a network of 162 independently operated, community-based organizations across the U.S. and Canada with a presence in 13 other countries. In Apopka, Goodwill is located at 701 South Orange Blossom Trail, and at 1312 East Semoran Boulevard.To view the complete list of companies and organizations featured in the 2017 World Value Index, or to receive a copy of the full report, visit enso.co/worldvalue. Please enter your comment! Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your name here 1 COMMENT Joyce Brocker Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Second straight year the charity has been honored Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSGoodwill Industries Previous articleThe Apopka Voice changes ownershipNext articleHave the heart of an entrepreneur? The Apopka Business Incubator can help Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 last_img read more

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ES House / Altamarea arquitectura

first_img Houses Photographs Save this picture!© Felipe CantillanaRecommended ProductsCeramicsApavisaTiles – JewelsWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceText description provided by the architects. The program of the house is set as a central common space and two wings for the bedrooms. On one wing, the master bedroom and on the other side, the guest wing. The circulation area towards the shared spaces are integrated, thus allowing these common spaces to grow wider. Bathrooms are identical, although the master bathroom has a sliding door facing the hallway, allowing it to be a private bathroom or a guest bathroom by opening it towards the common area.Save this picture!© Felipe CantillanaSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Felipe CantillanaIn the main entrance views can be admired before entering the house. On either side of the entry hall we set service areas for the house; on one side the storage room and the laundry area and on the other side the exterior shower that is connected to the master bathroom.Save this picture!© Felipe CantillanaFor the construction in itself, we looked for a space in the land that didn’t translate in devastation of vegetation or movement of large amounts of land.Save this picture!© Felipe CantillanaSave this picture!Section / Elevations 02Save this picture!© Felipe CantillanaOur objective is integrating architecture to the existing landscape and even hoping that with time nature can grow and fuse with the architecture.Save this picture!© Felipe CantillanaProject gallerySee allShow lessRe.canto House / Arquitetura27Selected ProjectsRA House / lb+mrSelected Projects Share Photographs:  Felipe Cantillana Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ES House / Altamarea arquitectura ES House / Altamarea arquitecturaSave this projectSaveES House / Altamarea arquitectura Save this picture!© Felipe Cantillana+ 19Curated by Clara Ott Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/941174/es-house-altamarea-arquitectura Clipboard CopyHouses, Houses Interiors•Litueche, Chile ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/941174/es-house-altamarea-arquitectura Clipboard Architects: Altamarea arquitectura Area Area of this architecture project 2017 Lead Architect: Area:  1291 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Chile “COPY” “COPY” ArchDaily Gonzalo Herreros Manufacturers: B&P, Danzke, MK, Santa blanca Projects Year:  CopyAbout this officeAltamarea arquitecturaOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsOn FacebookChilePublished on June 10, 2020Cite: “ES House / Altamarea arquitectura” [Casa ES / Altamarea arquitectura] 10 Jun 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Nebula SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagRoom Dividers – Partition Wall MDFStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Mar del PlataWindowspanoramah!®ah! SecurityPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelCarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Orbital® 07 COLORpunkt®LightsNorka lightingLuminaire – BelfastMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

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Women’s basketball attendance is still “not where it needs to be”

first_imgMadison Fowlerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/madison-fowler/ Twitter Average attendance per game NCAA vs. TCUCreate your own infographicsThe Atlantic study on student attendance at women’s basketball games, college games across many sports representing both genders are seeing declining popularity.The report commissioned by Associated Press Sports Editors shows women’s sports have always had a difficult time incentivizing attendance at games. “Men generally attract more students and fans,” Torda said.The men’s team have a designated group with a budget that focuses on students on campus. The group for the women’s team is not as active and does not have as many resources as the men’s, she said.A survey was conducted by TCU 360 to determine the factors that affect why the students do or don’t attend women’s basketball games. Twitter + posts Photo by Madison FowlerStudent section at the women’s basketball game on January, 25 2017. ReddIt Linkedin Madison Fowler Madison Fowler is a senior communication studies major and journalism minor. When she is not writing for TCU 360 she is most likely fostering dogs and reminiscing on her travels abroad. TAGSsport news ReddIt Linkedin Madison Fowlerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/madison-fowler/ Sustainability on campus shows progress but has further to gocenter_img World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Facebook The know-it-all’s guide to getting your textbooks Women’s hoops tops Texas Tech, 76-62 Madison Fowlerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/madison-fowler/ Facebook printThe student attendance at TCU women’s basketball games follows the national unstable trend.Assistant director of marketing for the women’s basketball program, Jackie Torda, describes the attendance as unfortunate.“It’s not where it needs to be,” she said.According to Torda, there has been a department-wide trend of decreasing student attendance. From fall 2016, decreasing attendance from students has gone up for men’s and for women’s.Marketing to students via email, social media and flyers on campus is to increase participation at the games.“Getting students to games has become a challenge these days, not just here at TCU, but as a nationwide trend,” Torda said. TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Previous articleChancellor talks sustainability on campusNext articlePi Phi Wing competition promotes literacy Madison Fowler RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Welcome TCU Class of 2025 POLL | Which factors do or do not affect TCU game attendance?Create your own infographicsThe TCU guard/forward, Jada Butts, compares the student section at women’s games to the men’s.“I see students spread out [at our games] but I come to the men’s games and I can’t even sit down,” she said.Torda said the struggle is not only with getting students to games but getting them involved during the games.“I see students in clusters in the top sections relaxing rather than participating and sitting in the open front row, like you would see at the football games and men’s basketball games,” she said.The TCU women’s basketball players said the lack of student attendance affects the atmosphere.“It [student section] is not good,” Jada Butts said. “I feel like it could make a better atmosphere and would really help to have students come out and support us.”Coach Pebley talks about the impact of the TCU students.“When they show up to any sport they are an x-factor,” Pebley said. “They’re missed when they’re not there because they make a huge impact.” Soccer stadium receiving new playing field, lights and drainage system Madison Fowlerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/madison-fowler/last_img read more

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Letter to President Assad about record number of detained journalists and cyber-dissidents

first_img RSF_en Wave of Kurdish arrests of Syrian journalists December 2, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Letter to President Assad about record number of detained journalists and cyber-dissidents News Follow the news on Syria to go further Reporters Without Borders wrote to Syrian President Bashar el-Assad today condemning his silence and inaction in the face of an increase in arrests and convictions of journalists and cyber-dissidents. A total of nine are currently held – the highest number at any one time since he became president in July 2000. SyriaMiddle East – North Africa News February 3, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders wrote to Syrian President Bashar el-Assad today condemning his silence and inaction in the face of an increase in arrests and convictions of journalists and cyber-dissidents. A total of nine are currently held – the highest number at any one time since he became president in July 2000.The letter was sent the same day that imprisoned writer and journalist Michel Kilo’s request for early release was due to be examined by a full session of the Damascus court of appeal.“The interior ministry and state security services have hounded free thinkers in your country during the past two years, targeting those who dared to call for more freedom or point out the need for reforms,” the letter said. “These people spoke out not to destabilise your regime but to participate in a public debate, without which no society can claim to be democratic.“They include writer and journalist Michel Kilo, who was arrested in May 2006 and sentenced to three years in prison for criticising the tension between Syria and Lebanon. Doesn’t the current diplomatic rapprochement between Damascus and Beirut constitute an admission that there were in fact no grounds for arresting Kilo? Doesn’t keeping him in prison although he has served three quarters of his sentence constitute an admission that the government is taking its revenge? We urge you to restore this journalist’s rights.“Each detainee has his story and his share of injustice. Ali Abdallah, Fayez Sara and Akram Al-Bunni – all members of the Damascus Declaration Committee – have just been sentenced to two and a half years in prison. A court found them guilty of publishing false information with the aim of harming the state, belonging to a secret organisation designed to destabilise the state and inciting ethnic and racial tension. We have read and reread the Damascus Declaration without managing to find anything in it to support these charges and, less still, the disproportionate sentences.“The Damascus court decisions of the past two years have illustrated the symbiosis between the ubiquitous intelligence services and a compliant judicial system. The journalists and cyber-dissidents caught in the interior ministry’s net are systematically convicted at the end of unfair trials. And, as if depriving these journalists of their freedom were not sufficient punishment, the conditions in which they are held are aggravated by their jailers and the common criminals with whom they are confined.“Cyber-dissident Habib Saleh has, for example, been held in Adra prison since 5 May on charges of undermining national feeling and inciting civil and sectarian war for posting an article in support of the Damascus Declaration detainees. He cut himself on a razor blade placed in its bunk by a fellow inmate on 23 October. His family is now worried about his safety.”The letter concluded: “Lastly, our organisation continues to be particularly concerned about the fate of three cyber-dissidents – Firas Saad, Tariq Biassi and Kareem Abraji – held in Saydnaya prison. We have had no information about them since last July’s deadly clashes between inmates and guards in this prison. Their relatives and their lawyers are still being prevented from visiting them. We remind you that family visits are one of the basic rights of detainees.”Michel Kilo caseThe appeal filed by the attorney-general of the Damascus prosecutor’s office against Kilo’s early release is to be examined today by a full session of the Damascus court of appeal. A hearing scheduled for 25 November had to be cancelled because the judges had not been notified. Kilo’s family and lawyers fear the appeal process will drag on until he has served his full sentence.Kilo was joint winner of this year’s British Parliamentary Press Gallery prize for journalists who help to promote parliamentary democracy internationally. House of Commons speaker Michael Martin praised Kilo’s defence of fundamental rights when presenting the prize to his son, Ayham Kilo, in October.Reporters Without Borders established a system of sponsorship 18 years ago in which international media are encouraged to adopt imprisoned journalists. More than 200 news organisations, journalists’ associations, press clubs and other entities throughout the world are currently supporting journalists by regularly calling on the authorities to release them and by publicising their cases. Kilo has been adopted by Le Pèlerin (France), the 06 Mediterranean Press Club (France), various Spanish forums, the Almería Press Association (Spain) and the Calafell City Hall (Spain).Sign the petition for Michel Kilo’s release SyriaMiddle East – North Africa March 12, 2021 Find out more Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syria Receive email alerts Organisation News March 8, 2021 Find out more Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law News Help by sharing this information last_img read more

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Tournament of Roses® Announces Leaders

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. 12 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Pulse PollVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Non-Profits News Tournament of Roses® Announces Leaders Robert B. Miller Elected to Executive Committee; Will Serve as President in 2021 From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, January 17, 2013 | 8:42 pm Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Herbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News center_img Make a comment Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News More Cool Stuff Business News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday As his first official duty, R. Scott Jenkins, president of the Tournament of Roses Association, announced this evening the leadership and organizational structure for the 2013-2014 Tournament year. Robert B. Miller, a Tournament volunteer since 1984, was elected to the Executive Committee and will serve as the Tournament’s president in 2021. He will provide leadership for the 132nd Rose Parade and 107th Rose Bowl Game on Jan. 1, 2021.Miller most recently served as the chair of the Tournament’s Post Parade Committee. He has also chaired the Coronation/VIP Tailgate, Float Construction, Float Entries, Sports Media and University Entertainment committees. He was first appointed a Tournament Chairperson in 2002 and named a Tournament Director in 2007.Professionally, Miller is Assistant Superintendent/Senior Vice President, Business and College Services for the Pasadena Area Community College District and Pasadena City College, a position he was appointed to in November 2012. In this capacity, he oversees the college’s fiscal services, business services, human resources, information technology, facilities and construction management, police and safety services, institutional research, and Teaching and Learning Center. Miller’s association with PCC began in 1975, when he produced an Emmy®-nominated telecourse for the school. In 1977 he returned to the college, serving as Production Manager of Instructional Television Services for two years, Manager of Media Services for three years, and Assistant Dean, Learning Resources for four years.From 1990 to 2005, Miller held director and vice president level positions in development and marketing with INTELECOM, a leader in the production of educational television and distance learning courses owned by 38 California Community Colleges. He then returned to PCC as Associate Dean of Academic Support, and proceeded to hold a number of other positions before his current role.Miller holds an associate degree in telecommunications from PCC, a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of La Verne, and a master’s degree in Public Administration from California State University, Northridge. Currently, he is a doctoral candidate in the public administration program at the University of La Verne completing his dissertation.Miller and his wife, Barbara, have lived in the Pasadena area since 1969. They have two adult children – one who is married and the other who is engaged to be married this year.In addition, the following officers were elected to serve with Miller on the 14-member Executive Committee: Rich Chinen, executive vice president; Ira C. (Mike) Matthiessen, treasurer, and Brad Ratliff, secretary. Sally M. Bixby, president of the Association in 2012-2013, is past president.Re-elected to the Executive Committee are vice presidents Lance M. Tibbet, Gerald K. Freeny and Laura Farber. The five appointed at-large members are Esther Campos-Ball, Darryl S. Hallie, Lily H. Harada, Barbara F. Kuntz and Laurie A. Stiver. Jenkins also announced the election of three new members to the Association’s board of directors: Mark Leavens, Terrance Madigan and Jason C. Melillo.The Pasadena Tournament of Roses is a volunteer organization that annually hosts the Rose Parade® presented by Honda, the Rose Bowl Game® presented by VIZIO and a variety of associated events. The Tournament’s 935 volunteer members act as ambassadors of the organization within the community and serve on one of 31 committees that ensure the success of the parade and game. Collectively, they contribute upwards of 80,000 hours of manpower each year. The 125th Rose Parade presented by Honda, themed “Dreams Come True,” will take place Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, followed by the 100th Rose Bowl Game presented by VIZIO. OnJan. 6, 2014 the Tournament also will host the 2014 VIZIO BCS National Championship at the Rose Bowl Stadium. For additional information on the Tournament of Roses please visit the official website at www.tournamentofroses.com. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy last_img read more

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Permian Basin, national rig counts soar as oil prices rise

first_img Virgin Coco MojitoFruit Salad to Die ForUpside Down Blueberry Pie CheesecakePowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Twitter WhatsApp By admin – May 4, 2018 Facebook Octopus Energy U.S. to Discount Customers’ Bills by as Much as 90% WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Home Local News Business Permian Basin, national rig counts soar as oil prices risecenter_img Pinterest Local NewsBusiness Permian Basin, national rig counts soar as oil prices rise Baker Hughes logo 2 The rig count in the Permian Basin increased by six in the week ending Friday, the latest count by Baker Hughes shows, with 458 rigs active in the region.Nationally, the oil and gas rig count increased by 11 to a total of 1,032 rigs. A year ago, 877 rigs were active. The count shows that 834 rigs sought oil, an increase of nine from the previous week, and 196 explored for natural gas, an increase of one from the previous week. The U.S. rig count peaked at 4,530 in 1981. It bottomed out in May of 2016 at 404.The regional benchmark Plains-West Texas Intermediate Posting ended Friday at $66.25 per barrel, up $1.75 from last Friday’s close. National benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude ended at $69.72 per barrel, up $1.62 from the previous week.ON THE NET: Baker Hughes rig count. Snap Inc. to Participate in the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference 2021 Rattler Midstream: 4Q Earnings Snapshot Previous articleFive things you need to know today, May 4Next articleCar at mall damaged; OPD looking for suspect admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebooklast_img read more

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Bumble Bee is a Favorite Fish Brand for the Allrecipes Community of Home Cooks

first_img WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Local NewsBusiness SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 4, 2021– Nutritious, delicious and versatile Bumble Bee tuna and salmon products are a winner in the Favorite Fish Brand category in the Allrecipes Community Choice Awards 2021. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210204005714/en/ Bumble Bee is a Favorite Fish Brand for the Allrecipes Community of Home Cooks (Photo: Business Wire) Allrecipes, a Meredith Corporation media brand and the world’s largest online community of cooks, helps home cooks around the globe discover and share the joy of cooking through community-driven content. The inaugural Allrecipes Community Choice Awards invited the Allrecipes community to identify their favorite brands in 58 pantry-product categories via an online survey conducted in the Spring of 2020. “We are thrilled that home cooks around the world recognize Bumble Bee tuna and salmon products as the high-quality, front-of-your pantry staples that they are,” said Jeanine Lewis, Vice President, Brand Marketing at Bumble Bee. “As so many of us continue to spend more time at home, our seafood products meet the need for a versatile protein source that works for lunch or dinner in a variety of easy-to-prepare meals.” The Allrecipes award comes amid a bold journey of transformation for the 120-year-old seafood company. In 2020, Bumble Bee completed an award-winning packaging re-design aimed to refresh and modernize the product packaging to emphasize messages of flavor, health and wellness. The company showcased the new design in a ground-breaking television and digital advertising campaign known as “ Yes! Bumble Bee!,” the first major advertising campaign for the brand in years. The campaign centers on touting tuna’s many benefits and asking consumers to reconsider the ways they traditionally used Bumble Bee’s products. Bumble Bee’s canned and pouched seafood products can help provide an affordable source of seafood nutrition for consumers of all ages. Recently, the United States Departments of Agriculture (USDA) released the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA). The new guidelines recommend that Americans of all ages, particularly young children and pregnant women, should eat seafood at least twice weekly – an amount that less than 20 percent of Americas are currently meeting. For the first time, the Dietary Guidelines address the nutrition needs of babies and toddlers under two, recommending that seafood can, and should, be introduced beginning around 6 months of age to support brain development and immunity for babies and toddlers. For adults, seafood provides protein, calcium and vitamin D, which help strengthen bones and maintain muscle mass. The complete list of Allrecipes Community Choice Awards 2021 winners and recipes using the winning products, as well as the survey methodology, can be found online at allrecipes.com/community-choice-awards. ABOUT THE BUMBLE BEE SEAFOOD COMPANY The Bumble Bee Seafood Company is passionately pursuing its purpose of feeding people’s lives through the power of the ocean. The iconic 120-year-old fishing company consistently aims to deliver delicious, healthy and affordable food to consumers while working hard to find new ways to protect the ocean and those that rely on it. Bumble Bee is firmly anchored in a commitment to connect the world to the ocean by re-defining sourcing, producing and enjoying products from and inspired by the ocean. Bumble Bee’s full line of seafood and specialty protein products are marketed in the U.S., Canada and over 50 markets globally under leading brands including Bumble Bee®, Brunswick®, Clover Leaf®, Snow’s®, Wild Selections® and Beach Cliff®. For more information about the company, visit TheBumbleBeeCompany.com. For product information, visit www.BumbleBee.com. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210204005714/en/ CONTACT: Liz Conant FleishmanHillard [email protected] 916-492-5333 KEYWORD: CALIFORNIA UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: FOOD/BEVERAGE OTHER RETAIL RETAIL SUPERMARKET SPECIALTY SOURCE: Bumble Bee Seafood Company Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/04/2021 11:00 AM/DISC: 02/04/2021 11:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210204005714/encenter_img By Digital AIM Web Support – February 4, 2021 Bumble Bee is a Favorite Fish Brand for the Allrecipes Community of Home Cooks Pinterest Twitter TAGS  Previous articleServiceNow to Present at Upcoming Investor ConferencesNext articleibex Acclaimed by Frost & Sullivan for Leading the CALA Customer Experience Outsourcing Market with Its BPO 2.0 Model Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

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