Betsson committed to ‘back-on-track’ plan as CFO departs

first_img Betsson has said it remains “well prepared” for the re-regulation of the Swedish gambling market after chief financial officer Kaaren Hilsen opted to leave the company.Betsson today (Tuesday) announced that Hilsen (pictured) has decided to return to the telecommunications industry to take up the role of CEO of Telenor Sverige.Hilsen’s notice period is six months and Betsson said it will immediately begin the process of recruiting a new CFO.Betsson CEO Pontus Lindwall said: “I want to thank Kaaren for her contribution to getting Betsson back on track. I respect that she received an offer she could not refuse and wish her all the best for the future.“Betsson is a stronger company than it was a year ago and I’m sure we will soon recruit a new CFO who wants to take part in taking Betsson to the next level.”In July, Betsson reported widespread financial growth for the first half of 2018, but warned that it will “still take time” until it can report sustainable improvements.Group revenue amounted to SEK2.56bn (€248.1m/$288.4m) in the six months to June 30, up 12% on the same period last year. At the time, Lindwall said that there was still work to be done as the company continues to follow its ‘back-on-track’ plan.A Betsson spokeswoman today told iGamingBusiness.com that Hilsen’s departure will not impact the back-on-track plan, adding that the company remains in a strong position ahead of an impending overhaul of the Swedish betting market.Household names such as Betsson and Svenska Spel were among 22 companies that applied for Sweden’s new gambling licences on the first day of submissions last month.More than 1,500 documents were filed with regulator Lotteriinspektionen on August 1 by the operators eager to be ready for go when Sweden’s gambling market is opened up in January 2019.The Betsson spokeswoman added: “Betsson applied for licences on August 1 and the operation is well prepared for the re-regulation in Sweden.”In other news, Betsson has opted to take control of a sponsorship deal with the Champions Hockey League (CHL) that was previously held by subsidiary NordicBet.In May 2017, NordicBet renewed its sponsorship deal with the pan-European club ice hockey competition. The extended agreement was set to run from the 2017-18 season through to the end of the 2019-20 campaign.Betsson will now become the new exclusive betting partner of the league. The move comes after Betsson last week signed up as the new main sponsor and exclusive betting partner to the Swedish Hockey League (SHL).Besides digital and physical exposure of the Betsson brand, the CHL agreement also includes the ability to create exclusive content around the games. In addition to financial support for the league, Betsson said the ambition of the sponsorship is to build bridges between the Swedish and international hockey leagues.Peter Zäll, chief strategy officer at Betsson, said: “To see the Swedish and Finnish top teams facing competition from some of the other European teams is exciting and good for hockey. It is also exciting for us and further proof to a goal of being hockey’s top betting operator in Europe.” 4th September 2018 | By contenteditor Betsson committed to ‘back-on-track’ plan as CFO departs Kaaren Hilsen to become CEO of Telenor Sverige People Regions: Europe Nordics Swedencenter_img Topics: People AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more

Coming in April to Amazon Prime Video

first_img Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter April brings new original series and movies from Prime Video, including Tales from the Loop, season 6 of Bosch, Academy Award-nominated Les Misérables (2019), and Cannes Film Festival winner Invisible Life (2019).Here’s what’s coming to Amazon Prime Video in April 2020.April 1MoviesA View to a Kill (4K UHD) (1985)Bangkok Dangerous (2010)Bird Of Paradise (1932)Blind Husbands (1919)Broken Blossoms (1919)Daniel Boone (1936)Diamonds Are Forever (4K UHD) (1971)Diary Of A Hitman (1991)Die Another Day (4K UHD) (2002)Dishonored Lady (1947)Dollface (1945)Dr. No (4K UHD) (1962)Dr. T & The Women (2000)Drums In The Deep South (1951)For Your Eyes Only (4K UHD) (1981)From Russia with Love (4K UHD) (1964)Gator (1976)Gods And Monsters (1999)Goldeneye (4K UHD) (1995)Goldfinger (4K UHD) (1964)Gorky Park (1983)Hotel Artemis (2018)I Am Legend (2007)Licence to Kill (4K UHD) (1989)Live and Let Die (4K UHD) (1973)Mark Of Zorro (1920)Moonraker (4K UHD) (1979)Mutiny (1952)Never Say Never Again (4K UHD) (1983)Octopussy (4K UHD) (1983)On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (4K UHD) (1969)Repentance (2014)Shirley Valentine (1989)Son Of Monte Cristo (1940)Tarzan The Fearless (1933)The Bodyguard (1992)The Boost (1988)The Brothers Grimm (2005)The Chumscrubber (2005)The Hoodlum (1951)The Living Daylights (4K UHD) (1987)The Lost World (1925)The Man with the Golden Gun (4K UHD) (1974)The New Adventures Of Tarzan (1935)The Sender (1982)The Spy Who Loved Me (4K UHD) (1977)The World is Not Enough (4K UHD) (1999)Thunderball (4K UHD) (1965)Tomorrow Never Dies (4K UHD) (1997)You Only Live Twice (4K UHD) (1967)SeriesAmerica In Color: Season 1 (Smithsonian Channel Plus)Bronx SIU: Season 1 (Urban Movie Channel)Dirt Every Day: Season 1 (MotoTrend on Demand)El Rey del Valle: Season 1 (Pantaya)Foyle’s War: Season 1 (Acorn TV)Molly of Denali: Season 1 (PBS Kids)Mr. Selfridge: Season 1 (PBS Masterpiece)Our Wedding Story: Season 1 (UP Faith & Family)The Bureau: Season 1 (Sundance Now)The Mind of a Chef: Season 1 (PBS Living)Vida: Season 1 (STARZ)April 3Movies*Invisible Life – Amazon Original movie (2019)Series*Tales from the Loop – Amazon Original series: Season 1April 10Movies*Les Misérables – Amazon Original movie (2019)Rambo: Last Blood (2019)April 14MoviesVault (2019)April 16MoviesThe Lighthouse (2019)April 17Movies*Selah and the Spades – Amazon Original movie (2019)Series*Bosch – Amazon Original series: Season 6*Dino Dana – Amazon Original series: Season 3BApril 20MoviesParanormal Activity 3 (2011)April 29MoviesFootloose (2011) TAGSAmazon Prime VideoAprilStreaming Videos Previous articleTaking care of your emotional health during COVID-19Next articleKey takeaways: Orange County Government’s news conference on 3/26/20 Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate The Anatomy of Fear LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! 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Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.,April brings new original series and movies from Prime Video, including Tales from the Loop, season 6 of Bosch, Academy Award-nominated Les Misérables (2019), and Cannes Film Festival winner Invisible Life (2019).Here’s what’s coming to Amazon Prime Video in April 2020.April 1MoviesA View to a Kill (4K UHD) (1985)Bangkok Dangerous (2010)Bird Of Paradise (1932)Blind Husbands (1919)Broken Blossoms (1919)Daniel Boone (1936)Diamonds Are Forever (4K UHD) (1971)Diary Of A Hitman (1991)Die Another Day (4K UHD) (2002)Dishonored Lady (1947)Dollface (1945)Dr. No (4K UHD) (1962)Dr. T & The Women (2000)Drums In The Deep South (1951)For Your Eyes Only (4K UHD) (1981)From Russia with Love (4K UHD) (1964)Gator (1976)Gods And Monsters (1999)Goldeneye (4K UHD) (1995)Goldfinger (4K UHD) (1964)Gorky Park (1983)Hotel Artemis (2018)I Am Legend (2007)Licence to Kill (4K UHD) (1989)Live and Let Die (4K UHD) (1973)Mark Of Zorro (1920)Moonraker (4K UHD) (1979)Mutiny (1952)Never Say Never Again (4K UHD) (1983)Octopussy (4K UHD) (1983)On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (4K UHD) (1969)Repentance (2014)Shirley Valentine (1989)Son Of Monte Cristo (1940)Tarzan The Fearless (1933)The Bodyguard (1992)The Boost (1988)The Brothers Grimm (2005)The Chumscrubber (2005)The Hoodlum (1951)The Living Daylights (4K UHD) (1987)The Lost World (1925)The Man with the Golden Gun (4K UHD) (1974)The New Adventures Of Tarzan (1935)The Sender (1982)The Spy Who Loved Me (4K UHD) (1977)The World is Not Enough (4K UHD) (1999)Thunderball (4K UHD) (1965)Tomorrow Never Dies (4K UHD) (1997)You Only Live Twice (4K UHD) (1967)SeriesAmerica In Color: Season 1 (Smithsonian Channel Plus)Bronx SIU: Season 1 (Urban Movie Channel)Dirt Every Day: Season 1 (MotoTrend on Demand)El Rey del Valle: Season 1 (Pantaya)Foyle’s War: Season 1 (Acorn TV)Molly of Denali: Season 1 (PBS Kids)Mr. Selfridge: Season 1 (PBS Masterpiece)Our Wedding Story: Season 1 (UP Faith & Family)The Bureau: Season 1 (Sundance Now)The Mind of a Chef: Season 1 (PBS Living)Vida: Season 1 (STARZ)April 3Movies*Invisible Life – Amazon Original movie (2019)Series*Tales from the Loop – Amazon Original series: Season 1April 10Movies*Les Misérables – Amazon Original movie (2019)Rambo: Last Blood (2019)April 14MoviesVault (2019)April 16MoviesThe Lighthouse (2019)April 17Movies*Selah and the Spades – Amazon Original movie (2019)Series*Bosch – Amazon Original series: Season 6*Dino Dana – Amazon Original series: Season 3BApril 20MoviesParanormal Activity 3 (2011)April 29MoviesFootloose (2011)last_img read more

Maison 2G / Avenier Cornejo Architectes

first_imgArchDaily CopyHouses•Orsay, France 2012 France Maison 2G / Avenier Cornejo Architectes Projects Photographs:  Cristobal PalmaSave this picture!© Cristobal PalmaRecommended ProductsWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreDoorspanoramah!®ah! PivotText description provided by the architects. Before becoming a family home the land near the University of South Paris, Orsay, was better known by students for a take away bus that served English fast food. Located at the end of the Rue Georges Clemenceau, at the intersection with the entrance to the university grounds, this site has a triple orientation, including a view of the park. Save this picture!© Cristobal PalmaArchitects Avenier Cornejo’s clients are friends of friends. The development of the project was a collaboration that had a lot of freedom. The family, having a third child, was open to any proposal for their new home that offered plenty of quality light; which was previously lacking. Save this picture!© Cristobal PalmaThe challenge of the project was also to insert a contemporary house ecologically in a suburban fabric, more or less traditional, enjoying its view on the park. The ground is very wet and required deep foundations for the supporting structure. It is specified to meet the 2005 target for RT operation. In addition to basic insulation, natural vegetation was added externally. The compact volume limits energy losses. Save this picture!© Cristobal PalmaFlirting with the building regulations of the materials and the context of the landscape led a project of “total look” wood. The volume is simple and one-piece, the  wood cladding envelope dramatic. Composed of strips of cedar crate, this one allows omnipresent light, to be so over-input and redirected the angular pants interiors. The volumes are designed and vibrate throughout the day. To offset the plain exterior the interior is enhanced by a carved inside: a large volume unites the two levels of the house, patio lights rooms and bathroom and staircase structure the ground floor… Save this picture!© Cristobal PalmaThis framework looks onto the landscaped garden to enjoy its charms. The untreated cladding has been planted with patina ash and sweet fruit integration. Save this picture!PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessHelsinki Central Library Competition Entry / Marc Anton Dahmen | Studio DMTWArticlesFour House / Hernández Silva ArquitectosArticles Share Save this picture!© Cristobal Palma+ 20 Share Photographs Maison 2G / Avenier Cornejo ArchitectesSave this projectSaveMaison 2G / Avenier Cornejo Architectes Houses “COPY” Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/301339/maison-2g-avenier-cornejo-architectes Clipboard Architects: Avenier Cornejo Architectes Area Area of this architecture project Area:  216 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/301339/maison-2g-avenier-cornejo-architectes Clipboard “COPY” CopyAbout this officeAvenier Cornejo ArchitectesOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOrsayWoodHousesFrancePublished on December 08, 2012Cite: “Maison 2G / Avenier Cornejo Architectes” 08 Dec 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – GuillotineGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60 PassivhausSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesSealantsSikaConstruction Solutions in Stavros FoundationShower TraysAcquabellaShower Tray – Focus BetonPatios / TerracesFranken-SchotterPatios and TerracesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta cladding in Le TrèfleSkylightsFAKROWooden pivot roof windows FYP-V proSkySynthetics / AsphaltFirestone Building ProductsRoofing System – RubberGard EPDMMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Maison 2G住宅 / Avenier Cornejo Architectes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

Bigwood / Olson Kundig

first_img Lighting: Photographs:   Benjamin Benschneider Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: Dynamic Architectural Windows & Doors, Matt Thornton, Sawtooth Plumbing CopyAbout this officeOlson KundigOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesKetchumUnited StatesPublished on October 12, 2017Cite: “Bigwood / Olson Kundig” 12 Oct 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialCommunications2NIntercom – 2N® IP BaseSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE Pyramid/HippedConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagWall Cladding – MDF Perforated PanelsStonesMikado QuartzQuartz Slab – ClassiqueFloorsFranken-SchotterFlooring Panels – Dietfurt LimestoneWindowspanoramah!®ah! CornerFittingsSaliceStorage Accessories – Excessories, Pull- outArmchairs / Couches / Futons / PoufsEmuSeating System – TamiMore 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 stream Engineer:Benchmark AssociatesLandscape:Ben YoungSpecifications:OKAOther:Turner ExhibitsGeneral Contractor:Schuchart:DowLight Fixtures:Josh Commons, Sun Valley BronzeCustom Fabrication:Taylormade, Scott TaylorCity:KetchumCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!©  Benjamin BenschneiderRecommended ProductsWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82Text description provided by the architects. When I first visited this site, the owner and I immediately had the idea for a building that seems to be emerging out of the landscape. The east end of the house is buried, while the two projecting west-facing wings have unobstructed 270-degree views of Bald Mountain, Griffin Butte, and Adams Gulch. The house takes advantage of all the site has to offer: sweeping landscape views, balanced with a sense of being underneath, within. I’m always trying to find the yin and yang of a place. Likewise, the two main sections have windows onto a central courtyard, and the pivot wall opens to face it as well. The idea was to create more intimate moments that would balance the big views.Save this picture!©  Benjamin BenschneiderSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!©  Benjamin BenschneiderThe clients wanted a modern house that would feel authentic to the high desert mountain landscape. So it is rugged; the client calls the style “mountain industrial.” Everything that touches the earth is stone and board-formed concrete, and everything that projects out is steel and glass. The roof is made of corrugated weathered steel and slopes slightly. The wood finishes on the interior are intended to make the occupant feel warm and protected, in weather that can at times drop to minus 20 degrees.Save this picture!©  Benjamin BenschneiderThere are patios under the cantilevered sections; it’s a two-for-one solution in which you get some shaded recreational space in the summer, and keep the building well above the snow line in the winter. The cantilevers are supported by masts that are also see-through fireplaces. The one supporting the main section is in fact two fireplaces: one indoors (in the great room above) and one outdoors (in the patio below). The wings are connected by a steel-and-glass bridge with a south-facing wall that pivots entirely open. It’s twenty-five feet long and counterbalanced overhead—the first time we’ve done that at this scale—by a large steel weight that sits five feet above the roof. The hand-wheel crank that operates it is attached to an eight-foot-long screw.Save this picture!©  Benjamin BenschneiderSave this picture!©  Benjamin BenschneiderProject gallerySee allShow lessMateria Completes Concrete and Wood Pavilion for Design Week México 2017Architecture NewsWinners Announced of Inaugural WAFX Prize for World’s Most Forward-Looking Architect…Architecture News Share “COPY” ArchDaily Interiors: Houses CopyHouses•Ketchum, United States Lighting Design Inc Area:  6500 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!©  Benjamin Benschneider+ 28 Share Architects: Olson Kundig Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/805075/bigwood-olson-kundig Clipboard Projects 2015 “COPY” GGLO, Carol Schaeffer, Natalie Hyde Photographs Year:  Bigwood / Olson Kundig ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/805075/bigwood-olson-kundig Clipboard Bigwood / Olson KundigSave this projectSaveBigwood / Olson Kundig United Stateslast_img read more

In the know

In the know  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 20 February 1999 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Nonprofit FAQ’s recent merger with the Internet Nonprofit Center is already yielding results. The Nonprofit FAQ’s recent merger with the Internet Nonprofit Center is already yielding results. The FAQ is now presented in a number of even more accessible ways. You can view the table of contents, search the full text, and examine information that has recently been added or updated.Of particular interest to fundraisers are the questions on Internet use contained within the management section. Not all of the content is focused on fundraising, but it is illustrative that so many of the questions concentrate on how the Internet can be used for fundraising. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. read more

£32,000 won for NCH on TV’s Millionaire by newsreaders

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Chris Tarrant and Angela Rippon Tagged with: Digital Events Recruitment / people  51 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 21 September 2004 | News Newsreaders Dermot Murnaghan and Angela Rippon OBE won £32,000 on ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire’ for children’s charity NCH.The pair faced question master Chris Tarrant as part a celebrity edition of the popular game show, now in it’s 16th year, which was shown on ITV 1 on Saturday 18 September 2004.The celebrity supporters of NCH failed to answer the £64,000 question “St Crispin’s Day falls in which month?’ They guessed April but it was October. Advertisement £32,000 won for NCH on TV’s Millionaire by newsreaders NCH has a Celebrity Manager on its fundraising team, Richard White. He said: “Angela and Dermot are two ofNCH’s most dedicated supporters and we are very grateful to them both forchoosing NCH to benefit from their appearance on the show.” About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

East Anglian Air Ambulance introduces fingerprint technology for regular giving

first_img Melanie May | 28 February 2018 | News Tagged with: fundraising and regular giving mobile AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis28 “Our lottery is a key source of income, so we are always looking for ways to innovate. When it comes to the digital donor who does everything on a smartphone, Thyngs’ solution was the obvious choice and we are delighted to be one of the first to use it.”Thyngs introduced the technology earlier this year. It lets people make instant donations via their phone or mobile device by scanning a special Thyngs QR code. These can be added to anything from posters and leaflets, to stickers, staff, volunteer badges, and more.  189 total views,  1 views today  190 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis28center_img East Anglian Air Ambulance is introducing fingerprint technology as a way for people to sign up to regular giving via their smartphones, without the need to fill in forms to do so.The charity is replacing one-off card payments with recurring Apple Pay and Google Pay subscriptions, enabled by mobile proximity payments platform Thyngs.East Anglian Air Ambulance is launching the new fundraising method to participants in its Only The Brave mud challenge in March. As part of the campaign, custom-printed stickers embedded with the Thyngs proximity technology will be added to around 1,700 medals. When tapped or scanned with a smartphone, these will prompt people to join the weekly lottery, setting up an ongoing monthly subscription using Apple Pay, Google Pay, or stored card details. The charity is hoping medal winners will also encourage friends and family to use the technology to sign up for the lottery.Neil Garner, Founder and CEO of Thyngs, said:“Regular gifts and direct debits on a mobile phone are a complete pain for the average smartphone user. They simply won’t tolerate all the form-filling, so conversion rates are almost non-existent. By applying our technology that uses Apple Pay and Google Pay to charity lotteries, supporters can now set up a recurring donation with just three taps, creating a perpetual subscription and providing their contact details with just a fingerprint.”Carolyn Causton, Head of Direct Marketing and Supporter Insight for EAAA, said: Advertisement East Anglian Air Ambulance introduces fingerprint technology for regular giving 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.last_img read more

Activists surround jail where Sandra Bland died

first_imgWaller County, Texas — Activists came by the hundreds to Waller County, Texas, on Aug. 9, the one-year anniversary of the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. They also came for Sandy Bland, who was found dead in her jail cell on July 13, and for all the victims of racist police killings whose lives have been taken so viciously and unfairly.Protest in Waller County, Texas, on Aug. 9, anniversary of the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and for Sandy Bland, who died on July 13.WW photo: Gloria RubacThis action was called by Truth2Power, a new organization whose members stressed they were there for all oppressed people. The activists’ anger matched the 105-degree heat, which, despite a heat advisory, didn’t deter the elderly or the young.Black people, Brown people, women, and lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer people have all been victims of police violence. The speakers represented all these communities, and all called for unity against a common oppressor.The large rally was held in the parking lots at the Waller County Jail. They overflowed with people from Houston, Dallas, Austin, Prairie View and Hempstead, Texas. Older people sat under tents and in chairs brought for them. People came with coolers filled to the top with ice and water. Everyone shared water and umbrellas as they heard not only speakers, but from Sandy Bland herself. Her recorded words were chilling and moving.An elderly man from Waller County, who was sitting right by the jailhouse door, told this reporter that in 1988 he was charged with 86 felonies for registering students at Prairie View A&M University to vote. That was nine years after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 1979 that college students could vote wherever they went to school. But Waller County was so far behind the times that this man was facing 860 years in prison just for helping students exercise their right to register to vote.Militancy makes cops back offAfter the rally ended, the National Black United Front organized the crowd to march. The block the jail compound sits on was totally encircled, much to the sheriffs’ chagrin. Then a group of protesters went in the front door and began chanting in the lobby of the jail.Above, a man from Waller County, told this reporter that in 1988 he was charged with 86 felonies for registering students at Prairie View A&M University to vote.The jailers had allowed folks to go in and out all afternoon to use the restroom, but the chanting unhinged them. They formed a line and began to push the crowd out the door, causing some people to fall and others to trip over them. Tempers flared, and after a large shoving match, the doors were shut with several protesters locked inside.When the crowd tried to break down the doors, those being held were released out the back door. They got to see the very cell that Sandy Bland occupied before she died.A few minutes later, a parade of Texas state troopers rode into town and to the jail with lights flashing. They stopped behind the jail and emerged, putting on flak jackets and getting batons ready. The militancy of the crowd, however, discouraged the cops, and they backed off. There were no arrests and demonstrators returned home promising that the struggle was just beginning.As the cars and buses were being loaded and troops were leaving, the elderly man who had faced 860 years in prison thanked everyone for coming, saying he hoped to see us again and again until we obtained justice for those having to live in Waller County.On the bus back to Houston, everyone was pleased they had withstood the heat — from the cops and the weather.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Closure of more than two thousand Internet bars

first_img to go further April 27, 2021 Find out more RSF_en ChinaAsia – Pacific June 18, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Closure of more than two thousand Internet bars 18.06.2002According to the daily Shanghai Times, the authorities in Shanghai are moving to shut down any Internet bars that do not have a licence, which means more than half of the establishments in the city. In Tianjin (in the north of the country), the local authorities initiated a tour of inspection of Internet bars on 17 June. And Guangdong province has temporarily suspended the issuing of licences. According to the state press agency Xinhua, the Hong Kong authorities also intend to close down unlicensed Internet bars and to bar anyone under sixteen from entering these establishments. ______________________________________________________________17.06.2002Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières) is worried about the consequences for Chinese netsurfers of the closure of more than two thousand Internet bars in Beijing. ‘We are aware of the intense emotion caused by the deadly fire in Lanjisu, but nevertheless feel it is questionable to close, even temporarily, bars holding licenses’, declared Robert Ménard, General Secretary of the organisation.’Forcing Internet bars complying with safety standards to ask for a new license is above all a means for the authorities to restrict Internet access’, added Mr Ménard.Reporters Without Borders asked the mayor of Beijing, Liu Qi, to authorise, as soon as possible, the re-opening of Internet bars recognised by the municipality, without them having to re-apply for a new license.The municipality of Beijing announced on 16 June 2002 the closure of all the capital’s Internet bars. This decision follows the fire that broke out in the night of 15 June in an Internet bar in Lanjisu (university district in the north of Beijing). The bar in question had been open for a just a month, was operating without a license, and had only one exit accessible by a narrow staircase. Twenty-four students perished in the flames.Shortly after the catastrophe, Liu Qi, mayor of Beijing, ordered the immediate closure of the some two thousand four hundred Internet bars in the city, two hundred of which nevertheless held licenses. He also suspended applications for licenses pending safety inspections. ‘From now on, Beijing will not encourage the development of Internet bars’, he declared. Only Internet bars in order with the authorities will be allowed to re-open after having asked for a new license.As part of a campaign combating ‘harmful Internet contents’ launched on 1 May 2001, the Shanghai police had closed nearly two hundred Internet bars in the city. The Trade and Industry Bureau had judged ‘socially very effective’ the closure of Internet bars not holding licenses.According to the official media, two hundred thousand Internet bars were listed at the end of April in China, and seventeen thousand had been close for ‘illegal activities’. Receive email alerts China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures June 2, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information center_img Organisation News Follow the news on China News March 12, 2021 Find out more Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes News News ChinaAsia – Pacific last_img read more

Canal+ journalists allowed to stay in Israel

first_img RSF_en IsraelMiddle East – North Africa IsraelMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts Arnaud Muller (journalist) and Harold Bellanger (cameraman) of the French TV station Canal+ were freed shortly before midnight on 17 April after being held for more than six hours at Tel Aviv airport. They were allowed to stay in Israel._________________________________________________________17 April 2003French TV journalists refused entry into countryReporters Without Borders protested today at the detention of a team of journalists from the French TV station Canal + as they arrived in Israel yesterday to make a programme about international civilian and pacifist missions in the country.”The Israeli authorities clearly want to stop the foreign media reporting on certain topics the army does not want publicised,” said the organisation’s secretary-general Robert Ménard. “We demand that these journalists be let into the country at once and allowed to freely cover events in Israel and the Occupied Territories.”Reporter Arnaud Müller and cameraman Harold Bellanger were held when they arrived at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport. They later told Reporters Without Borders they would be put overnight in the interior ministry’s detention centre and deported the next day.The journalists had planned to meet the family of a British pacifist seriously wounded in shooting by the Israeli army and currently in hospital in the southern town of Beersheva. Muller said he had worked in Israel as a journalist several times before without any problem. Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists May 16, 2021 Find out more Organisation Newscenter_img RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes News Follow the news on Israel May 28, 2021 Find out more April 18, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Canal+ journalists allowed to stay in Israel to go further News News June 3, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more