Kindred publishes harmful gambling revenue figures

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter In response to the PWC findings, BGC chief executive Michael Dugher said: “This new report by PWC is an impressive and comprehensive piece of work which demonstrates how the unsafe, unregulated black market is a growing threat to British punters. “These illicit sites have none of the regulated sector’s consumer protections in place, such as strict ID and age verification checks, safer gambling messages and the ability to set deposit limits.” Kindred publishes harmful gambling revenue figures 8th February 2021 | By Richard Mulligan In a separate study published last week, the University of Oxford’s Department of Social Policy and Intervention found that the top 1% of gamblers’ deposits averaged 58% of their income. “We constantly strive to become even better at identifying players that exhibit risky gambling behaviour and guide them back to healthier gambling habits. We want gambling to be simple and enjoyable for everyone.” Kindred has reported that just over 4% of its gross winnings came from high-risk players during the most recent financial quarter as it became the first top-tier operator to report the share of revenue that is derived from harmful gambling. Regions: Europe Responsible gambling Tjärnström added: “Reducing harmful gambling in society is a long-term process which requires a fact-based, open, and constructive dialogue, not least with decision-makers. We want to contribute to that. In 2020, Kindred conducted approximately 55,000 care calls to inform players about how they can gamble safely and responsibly, and how they can introduce restrictions to their own gambling, such as deposit limits. 75.7% of Kindred’s detected players displayed a healthier gambling behaviour after being in contact with Kindred’s Responsible Gambling team. In the three months to 31 December, 2020, the Unibet and 32Red operator said 4.3% of gross winnings revenue came from at-risk gamblers. The group added that it had achieved an improvement effect after interventions figure of 75.7% in the same period. Email Address “Our ambition is that zero per cent of our share of revenue should come from harmful gambling, which we have worked towards for several years,” said Henrik Tjärnström, Kindred’s chief executive. The figures concerning improvement effect after interventions are particularly interesting as Kindred outlined its system of identifying changes in a player’s behaviour and then informing them about tools that can be activated to limit his or her gambling. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter In 2020, German operator Tipico published the percent of its turnover that comes from problem gamblers, arriving at a figure of 2%, which is lower than the German government’s estimate of the overall rate of problem gambling in the country. The latter point comes just days after a study published by professional services giant PWC found that gambling via unlicensed websites has grown significantly in Britain since 2018. The amount of individuals that used an unlicensed site more than doubled from 2.2% to 4.5%. Tags: Kindred Group Responsible Gambling Nasdaq Stockholm-listed Kindred said it has decided to publish the figures as part of its commitment to achieving zero revenue from harmful gambling by 2023 and increase knowledge and transparency about the company’s sustainability work and contribute to a fact-based dialogue about harmful gambling with decision-makers and other stakeholders. Companies: Kindred Group “The most important thing decision-makers can do right now is to reduce the flight to unlicensed gambling operators, who fail to provide players with any safety measures whatsoever. The so-called channelisation must increase.” Topics: Responsible gamblinglast_img read more

Investrust Bank Plc HY2017 Interim Report

first_imgInvestrust Bank Plc ( listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the half year.For more information about Investrust Bank Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Investrust Bank Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Investrust Bank Plc (  2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileInvestrust Bank Plc is a wholly-owned commercial and retail financial services institution in Zambia, providing products and services in two segments: retail and operations, and wholesale banking. Investrust Bank offers a wide range of transactional accounts, aswell as solutions for wealth building, sole proprietor accounts, club society accounts and farmer accounts. The company offers short- to medium-term finance for project and working capital requirements, contractual and project security through guarantees, bid and performance bonds, and advance payment bonds. Its lease financing division is focused on movable and immovable assets in agriculture, tourism, information technology, transport and mining. Other financial service offerings range from discounting of bills of exchange, invoice discounting and shipment financing to buying and selling government securities, commercial papers trading, and treasury call accounts. Investrust Bank has a national network with 27 branches and 3 agencies located in the major towns and cities of Zambia. Investrust Bank Plc is listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchangelast_img read more

The Boohoo share price tumbles again: what I’m doing now

first_imgThe Boohoo share price tumbles again: what I’m doing now “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Roland Head has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended boohoo group. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images center_img Here we go again. The Boohoo Group (LSE: BOO) share price is down by 14% to 272p as I write. The fall has been triggered by press reports over the weekend suggesting the firm’s auditor, PwC, plans to resign.Newspapers are suggesting that PwC may no longer be happy to represent Boohoo due to concerns over corporate governance. A 14% share price fall may seem serious, but I suspect the market is over-reacting to this news. Here’s what I’d do now.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…What do we know?Based on this morning’s statement from Boohoo, we know that it’s looking for a new auditor, but that PwC is still the current auditor.PwC was reappointed for another year in June, so the timing of this change seems odd. One possibility I can see is that PwC has decided it doesn’t want to continue after seeing the results of the independent report by Alison Levitt QC into the Leicester sweatshop allegations.Ms Levitt found “weak corporate governance” and said “Boohoo’s monitoring of its Leicester supply chain was inadequate”. But she was confident that the company had been taking steps to address these problems well before this summer’s negative press coverage emerged.Boohoo share price: could be cheapThis company has become one of those investments that divides investors.Boohoo fans say that issues such as the Leicester allegations and today’s report are just noise that can be ignored. They point out that the company’s sales rose by 45% during the first half of this year. Pre-tax profit rose by 51% over the same period.With performances like this, bulls argue that nothing else really matters for shareholders. Eventually Boohoo’s share price will reflect this strong growth.I agree that these are outstanding results. But on the other hand, I also think it’s fair to say that a company valued at nearly £4bn with experienced management should be able to avoid some of the controversy it’s generating.Ms Levitt’s report concluded that “it is time for Boohoo to come of age”. I think that CEO John Lyttle, whose last job was at Primark, is likely to speed up this process by sharpening the company’s training and corporate governance.Based on what we know today, I don’t think there’s a smoking gun at Boohoo.What I’d do nowFrom a customer perspective, I think Boohoo’s results make it clear that this is a good business. Although the company has attracted some negative headlines over the last year, I can’t see anything so far that can’t be fixed.Assuming Boohoo’s management is serious about resolving these issues, I don’t see any reason why Boohoo can’t continue to deliver strong growth. The only serious risk I can see is that something will happen to damage the group’s reputation with its customers. Right now, this doesn’t seem likely to me.For these reasons, I’m going to stand by my previous view that Boohoo’s share price could return to 400p+. Investors may face some short-term volatility, but I think the long-term growth story here remains strong. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address Roland Head | Monday, 19th October, 2020 | More on: BOO I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. See all posts by Roland Headlast_img read more

Wisnu & Ndari House / djuhara + djuhara

first_img Photographs Area:  215 m² Area:  215 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Bekasi, Indonesia Indonesia Wisnu & Ndari House / djuhara + djuharaSave this projectSaveWisnu & Ndari House / djuhara + djuhara Architects: djuhara + djuhara Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this officedjuhara + djuharaOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBekasiHousesIndonesiaPublished on February 21, 2013Cite: “Wisnu & Ndari House / djuhara + djuhara” 21 Feb 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesCupa PizarrasCupaclad® 101 Random in Les PalmiersUrban ApplicationsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPublic Safety Answering Center II Envelope SystemConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – Ridgelight 25-40°Porcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles – Coverlam ImperialWindowspanoramah!®ah! Vertical SlidingFastenersSchöckConcrete Façade Fasteners – Isolink®CarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Arena®CoatingsFormicaLaminate – ColorCore®2More products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Wisnu & Ndari 住宅 / djuhara + djuhara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 “COPY” “COPY” Houses Projects photographs:  djuhara + djuharaPhotographs:  djuhara + djuharaSave this picture!© djuhara + djuharaText description provided by the architects. This project was offered to the architect after the client had seen his project for the low budget Sugiharto Steel House. The client had previously lived on the site in a tiny, 36 square meters real estate house, on a 78 square meters piece of land in a high density housing area in the suburbs of Jakarta. Piece by piece, he bought the lands behind his house, acquiring a total of 250 square meters, but sloping up to the rear boundary of the land. After buying the land, he only had a limited budget to renovate the house, which presented the challenge for the design. Save this picture!© djuhara + djuharaThe concept was to build a floating box that shelters an open space on the ground floor, a modern reinterpretation of the traditional rumah panggung (platform house). The ground floor became the living and dining room, and the box on the second floor contains the bedrooms, a sitting room and a study. The entire ground floor only had one gate in front that functions as the main entrance, and can also entirely open to connect the house to the communal garden and badminton court in front of the house.Save this picture!© djuhara + djuharaWith the limited budget in mind, the basic structure of the ground floor consisted of concrete columns, beams and slab, because at the time of the construction, concrete structure was cheaper than steel structure. But to create a lightweight structure, the second floor was formed from lightweight steel framing covered by a metal deck roof. A screen made of reclaimed wood covered the front façade of the box to shield it from the hot Western sun. Save this picture!AxonometricOn the right side of the house, a 60 centimeters gap was created to allow sunlight in and rain to fall into the gutter that flowed to the front of the site. This gap prevented problems with leaks that could have occurred if the house had touched the neighboring house. The open air concept of the ground floor is also intended for the occupants not to be dependent on air conditioning.Save this picture!PlanUnlike most houses in Indonesia, the servants’ quarters is located in front of the house, giving the servants easier access, plenty of sunlight and ventilation, and allowing the servants to watch over the house.Save this picture!SectionsProject gallerySee allShow less’Under the Cloud’ Railway Station Proposal / Arthur KupreychukUnbuilt ProjectCABII House / Nacho Carbó arquitectoSelected Projects Share 2008 ArchDaily Wisnu & Ndari House / djuhara + djuhara 2008 Save this picture!© djuhara + djuhara+ 16 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Year:  Year: last_img read more

Bmycharity “cuts costs of sponsored event fundraiser recruitment”

first_imgBmycharity “cuts costs of sponsored event fundraiser recruitment” Online fundraising service Bmycharity claims that its online sponsorship system helps further reduce the costs of recruiting people to fundraise in events for charities.As well as enabling supporters to sign up to take part in UK and overseas events to fundraise for their favourite charity, Bmycharity’s system also enables charities to communicate with new fundraisers through the personal networks of every person fundraising on the site.On average, each fundraiser on Bmycharity communicates with at least 45 people, “all of whom are warm prospects for potentialrecruitment as well as donating” according to the company.The site has a subscriber base of over 40,000 and reaches a further 250,000 though its affiliate networks with running and event magazines.Ben Brabyn, managing director of Bmycharity, said that “inspirational charities are finding that each page on our site can save at least £500 in recruitment costs”.Bmycharity estimates that the cost to recruit one fundraiser is as much as £500. Google Analytics statistics show that every Bmycharity page is viewed by on average 45 people and therefore with only a 2% conversion rate each page can reduce recruitment costs by £500.“Every page created on Bmycharity is customised for each charity, talking directly to the high response and lucrative audience that are keen to be inspired by events and experiences”, added Howard Lake | 8 October 2008 | News 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 Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Bmycharity Digital Events AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Charities urged to get involved in Volunteers’ Week 2021 & say thank you

first_img “Volunteers Week 2021 is a great opportunity to say ‘Thank You’ to all of those existing and new volunteers who have supported the Covid response throughout the year.  We also want to thank all of those volunteers who are patiently waiting to get back to their face-to-face roles and those who have stopped and started throughout the year in line with the government guidance.  As we move through the recovery plan, I hope that we will all be able to safely embrace volunteering within the new environment to continue to support people and the causes we care about.”  1,119 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 Every year hundreds of events, both online and in-person, take place to celebrate Volunteers’ Week and this year a wide variety of activities will be happening across the country including The Big Lunch: an opportunity for volunteers to come together online, at their doorstep, or in a park, guidelines permitting, to celebrate community connections and share volunteering experiences. Denise Hayward, chief executive at Volunteer Now, which coordinates Volunteers’ Week in Northern Ireland, commented: Charities urged to get involved in Volunteers’ Week 2021 & say thank you 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 “Volunteers’ Week is about recognising all of those who have continued delivering vital work as volunteers over the past 12 months, acknowledging the huge number of first-time volunteers in communities around the country, and also saying thank you to all those who usually volunteer but have not been able to because of the pandemic. Tagged with: Volunteering Volunteers Each day of Volunteers’ Week 2021 will focus on a different theme of volunteering. This will include themes such as youth volunteering, employer supported volunteering and environmental volunteering. Volunteers’ Week is an annual campaign, entering its 37th year, which sees charities, voluntary groups, social organisations, and volunteers themselves come together to recognise the impact that volunteering has in UK communities. It is led in partnership by NCVO, WCVA, Volunteer Scotland, and Volunteer Now. Sarah Vibert, interim chief executive at the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), which coordinates Volunteers’ Week in England, said: This year’s theme is ‘A time to say thanks’ – recognising that during an exceptionally difficult year due to the coronavirus pandemic, people from all walks of life around the UK have taken the time to volunteer and made a huge difference to people and their communities every day – just as they do every year.  Advertisement “Volunteers are always working at the heart of every UK community. It is hard to overstate the incredible impact they have made during an incredibly challenging year. The pandemic has rightly raised the profile of volunteering and more people than ever are aware of the immense contribution being made every single day by the amazing volunteers across the UK. We must ensure this recognition continues. That is why, on this 37th annual Volunteers’ Week, it’s time to say: thank you volunteers!” Volunteers’ Week 2021 takes place from 1-7 June this year, with charities around the UK encouraged to take the time to say thank you to all volunteers.   AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 Melanie May | 4 May 2021 | News Nationally, volunteering contributed an estimated £18.2 billion – or almost 1% of GDP – to the UK economy, in 2017-18. last_img read more

36 hours later: a game and season to remember

first_imgAnother series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Linkedin Grant McGalliard Facebook Previous articleSlideshow: TCU overcomes 31-point deficit to beat Oregon in Alamo BowlNext articleTCU falls short against No. 17 West Virginia Grant McGalliard RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Grant McGalliard Facebook + posts ReddIt TCU students receive evacuation text by mistake Baseball season recap: Rebuilding turns to reloading after surprise CWS trip Twitter Grant McGalliard Phi Kappa Sigma executive director, chapter president respond to dismissal Grant McGalliard is a senior journalism and political science major from Bay City, Texas. He’s worked in everything from sports to student organizations at TCU, and recently began blogging with the Dallas Morning News. In his spare time, Grant enjoys tweeting far too much, pretending he knows more than he does about Premier League soccer, and listening to the music of Kanye West. TCU removes Phi Kappa Sigma for hazing and other misconduct printIt’s been just over a day since the TCU Horned Frogs pulled off one of the most remarkable comebacks in football history in the Valero Alamo Bowl.And no, it hasn’t gotten any less remarkable.Down 31-0 at the half, after the offense struggled to put three plays together without a penalty mucking up their efforts and the defense failed to contain Oregon’s star quarterback and running back, TCU head coach Gary Patterson and his now-legendary purple shirt (he changed from a black shirt at halftime) led his team to engineer 31 straight points to tie the game just seconds before the final whistle.Three harrowingly nerve-racking overtime periods later, TCU safety Denzel Johnson swatted away a fourth-down pass over the middle and the Alamodome erupted in purple and white euphoria. The 31-point comeback tied the largest come-from-behind win in bowl history.Pretty impressive for a team that didn’t even have their starting quarterback.Kohlhausen enters the history booksBram Kohlhausen, a fifth-year transfer senior from the University of Houston and Los Angeles Harbor College, had “TB” written on his wrist tape in honor of suspended quarterback Trevone Boykin. He managed to channel some Boykin magic during the Alamobowl, leading the Horned Frogs’ charge from behind and even attempting his own “Boykin-flip” just shy of the end zone.“This will be one I’ll tell my grandkids,” Kohlhausen said postgame, a fist tightly clenched around the game’s offensive MVP trophy.Kohlhausen had seen action in the Oklahoma game earlier this year, after Boykin was unable to play due to injury and freshman Foster Sawyer struggled in his stead. Kohlhausen led the Frogs back from the brink of disaster then, too, but a failed two-point conversion prevented a miracle in Norman.In the first half in San Antonio, the Frogs were pushed to the brink of disaster again, and it looked like Boykin’s arrest on Thursday and subsequent suspension was the final nail in the coffin for a team that had been hanging on by a thread due to injuries the entire year.Kohlhausen looked uncomfortable in the pocket, overthrowing open receivers by ten yards or more and scrambling ineffectively into trouble. When he sailed a pass into the arms of Oregon’s Charles Nelson late in the second quarter, many on social media began looking to see if Foster Sawyer would come out from the sidelines in the second half.Instead, Kohlhausen transformed into a calm and collected presence in the second half, standing tall in the pocket and finding open receivers in space. He checked down when he needed to, made plays with his feet that surprised national media as much as the Oregon defense, and fit some laser throws into tight windows at crucial moments.He even scored the game-winning touchdown, skirting the sidelines on a speed option in the third overtime on a play that wouldn’t have seemed out of place in a Boykin highlight reel.Patterson said he was impressed by Kohlhausen’s performance.“I thought he made some unbelievable plays as far as throwing it and running the ball,” Patterson said. “He had the option play, we all looked at each other, he went down the sideline in overtime.”Doing it the hard wayKohlhausen’s effort was made possible in part by a group of talented freshmen and sophomores that promise to be the next wave of TCU football stars. Jaelan Austin, Shaun Nixon, KaVontae Turpin, Emmanuel Porter and Jarrison Stewart all made crucial catches for the Frogs.Anyone who has watched TCU football this year shouldn’t be surprised to learn that out of Kohlhausen’s 28 completions, 20 were caught by freshmen. After all, the Frogs used 30 freshmen during the season, by far the most in the Patterson era.Even before Saturday night’s win, it wouldn’t have been out of line to call this season Patterson’s best coaching job, even if the Rose Bowl and Peach Bowl-winning squads finished with more national recognition. Injury after injury decimated the Horned Frogs throughout the year, but the coaching staff found ways to get their team to win.In an unusually lengthy answer for the normally stoic coach, Patterson, who had a barely-hidden smile on his face throughout the entire postgame press conference, said that this game was a major confidence booster moving forward.“It makes me know as a head coach we’re doing a lot of things right with our program,” Patterson said. “Here is the thing about fighting through adversity — it’s not just about the football game. It’s about the next 40 years.“You teach someone when they get up in the morning, they have to fight for a living, be something in life, don’t let anyone tell you you can’t be something.”Safety Derrick Kindred, who played his last game in purple in white at the Alamo Bowl, said postgame that Patterson used help from senior leaders to keep the team afloat.“As you’ve seen all season, we had a lot of guys go down,” Kindred said. “Coach P did a great job of growing up the young guys. Also the seniors on this team, we did a great job of talking to the young guys.”Thanks to their leadership, that group of seniors, including Aaron Green (who rushed for over 100 yards in front of his hometown fans on Saturday), wide receivers Josh Doctson and Kolby Listenbee, and Kindred — and, yes, Boykin, whom Kohlhausen dedicated the win to — will leave TCU in capable hands.Patterson said he couldn’t have imagined a better way for their Horned Frog careers to end.“I don’t think they can ask any more from a program,” Patterson said.Green echoed Patterson in the postgame press conference.“This is definitely one of my favorite years of playing football,” Green said, “one of my favorite teams, just because of the adversity and the trials and the tribulations that we have had to overcome.”“I just love it, man. It’s taught me a lot. I’m just humbled to be a part of this TCU legacy.” Twitter TCU quarterback Bram Kohlhausen led the Frogs to a win in the Valero Alamo Bowl in the San Antonio Alamodome on Jan. 2, 2016. ReddIt Grant McGalliard Linkedin Grant McGalliard TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

Fired reporter says his newspaper was used for propaganda purposes

first_img MalaysiaAsia – Pacific May 10, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Fired reporter says his newspaper was used for propaganda purposes to go further How can media independence and neutrality be reestablished in Malaysia?The only way is to repeal the Printing Presses and Publications Act (PPPA) and create a media independence council that is answerable directly to parliament. Record fine for Malaysian news site over readers’ comments Reporters Without Borders condemns the daily Utusan Malaysia’s decision on 21 April to fire one of its journalists, Hata Wahari, because he accused it of failing to provide the public with objective news coverage in the run-up to last year’s elections.“By firing Wahari, Utusan Malaysia’s management has just confirmed the correctness of his criticism,” Reporters Without Borders said. “As president of the National Union Of Journalists Malaysia (NUJ), he did what he was supposed to do when he raised the problem of the Malaysian media’s biased election coverage. As he was not guilty of any professional misconduct, there were no legal grounds for his dismissal.”Wahari, who had worked for Utusan Malaysia since 1995, was elected NUJ president last September. In that position, he continues to criticize the newspaper’s lack of independence and the fact that many of the country’s media are too close to the government. He recently gave Reporters Without Borders an interview.——Reporters Without Borders: What do you think of Utusan’s reaction? What does it show?Hata Wahari: I think Utusan did this because its top management got instruction from the leaders of (the ruling) UMNO to fire me. I am the only person who is not afraid to talk about how Utusan has been used by UMNO and the government to wage their propaganda campaign against (the opposition coalition) Pakatan Rakyat. It shows that Utusan will be used again and again as a propaganda tool by UMNO and the government. Malaysian cartoonist Zunar facing possible sedition charge again February 22, 2021 Find out more March 17, 2021 Find out more What other recourse will you have if your appeal is rejected?I will ask the human resources ministry to refer my case to the industrial court and if it refuses, I will take my case to the high court.——All of Malaysia’s printing presses are required by the 1984 Printing Presses and Publications Act (amended in 2006) to renew their licence every year. The interior ministry has the power to grant, suspend or rescind licences.The authorities also use the PPPA to ban books and arrest authors or publishers. “Funny Malaysia” and “Perak Darul Kartun,” two cartoon books published by the cartoonist Zunar, were banned last February. Reporters Without Borders responded by distributing them in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta Zunar’s magazine, Gedung Kartun, was censored in October 2009. If Utusan is too close to the ruling coalition, do you think certain politicians were involved in this decision?Basically all decisions are taken by UMNO’s leaders. I believe the editor gets direct instructions from the head of UMNO about the news that Utusan should play up. As a journalist with Utusan for 16 years, I know that instructions are given every afternoon. This has been the standing operational procedure between UMNO and Utusan for a long time. News RSF_en center_img News Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts News MalaysiaAsia – Pacific Is this case illustrative of a phenomenon affecting other media in Malaysia as well?Yes, if the media are owned by the government and UMNO, they will receive instructions from UMNO just as Utusan does. Organisation Follow the news on Malaysia News New Malaysian ordinance threatens very concept of truth January 29, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

PCC Season Preview: Veteran Influence Key for Women’s Volleyball

first_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a comment Herbeauty10 Instagram Girls Women Obsess OverHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCreative Ways To Burn Calories That Require Little EffortHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News 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. Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena More Cool Stuff File Photo–All-South Coast Conference player Kendra Logan returns from the ’13 Lancers as PCC prepares for the 2015 season.A new head coach and a familiar returning middle blocking duo from two seasons ago has given the Pasadena City College women’s volleyball team high hopes entering the 2015 season. Kari Post, who served as the team’s assistant coach the past two years, begins her first year as Lancers head coach.The Lancers are hoping to rebound from a tough ’14 season, a 5-16 finish and a disappointing sixth place in the South Coast Conference. Only a year earlier, with guidance from Post, did the Lancers rank No. 14 in the state and finish 15-10 while reaching the second round of the 2013 SoCal Regional Playoffs.Fortunately for PCC, two key, All-SCC FIrst Team middle blockers return from that successful squad in Kendra Logan and Angela Banuelos. Logan led the conference in block kills average at 0.93 per set (81 overall) and added 101 attack kills. Banuelos was third on the Lancers in hitting kills (145), second in service aces (34), second in blocks (69), and she led the team with a .280 kill percentage. She played in all 95 sets (25 matches) while Logan also started all season.Two more players from that ’13 team also return in defensive specialists Saige Spence (150 digs) and reserve Samantha Flores.In all, PCC has 10 sophomores, including three starters from last season. Top player Lahiz Longobardi, an All-SCC Second Team outside hitter, led the Lancers in kills (232, 3.36 per set average) and was second in digs (178, 2.58). Middle blocker Chy’Annea Hodges also returns after finishing second on the team in kills (148, 2.24) and leading in blocks (34). Hodges later played as a guard on the 2014-15 women’s basketball team. Other ’14 lettermen are right side/outside hitter Carmina Ortiz (64 kills, 18 blocks as a starting middle blocker) and reserve defensive specialist Remington Moore.The veteran theme continues with the additions of sophomore transfers in outside hitter Kirsten Cabarong (from Pierce College) and right side hitter Kayla Howell, who played at NCAA Division I Saint Peters University (New Jersey). As a freshman libero, she led the Peacocks in digs with 402 in 29 matches.The team’s freshmen group includes two setters in probable starter Hannah Clarke (Glendora High, played on Palomares League champion as a senior) and Monica Hernandez, an All-LA City First Team selection at Eagle Rock High.Rounding out the roster are newcomers in right side hitters Rayleen Rivera (Bishop Amat) and Shawna Ogata (Kauia, Hawaii), and defensive specialist Delia Gutierrez (Montebello High).“We have potential to do very well, certainly be a top tier team in our conference,” Post said. “We have depth in our hitters and middles. Having Kendra and Angela back with us immediately made us stronger. It will be exciting to see what we can accomplish. Since I’ve been a part of the program, I’ve seen the highs and the lows and that will help me as a coach.”Post added Hugo Ayala as her top assistant for the ’15 season. The schedule begins Wednesday, Sept. 2 when the Lancers host Mt. San Jacinto in a 6 p.m. match at Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium. PCC opens South Coast play on Friday, Oct. 2 at Los Angeles Trade Tech.center_img 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Sports PCC Season Preview: Veteran Influence Key for Women’s Volleyball By ROBERT LEWIS Published on Thursday, August 27, 2015 | 3:32 pm Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website last_img read more

Limerick elects councillors to first ever merged single authority

first_imgPrint Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Linkedin Advertisement Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL NewsLimerick elects councillors to first ever merged single authorityBy Staff Reporter – May 26, 2014 853 WhatsAppcenter_img The Limerick Local Election Count has now been completed and forty councillors have been elected to the newly merged Limerick City and County Council.The make up of the new Council is as follows:Fianna Fail 13Fine Gael 12Sinn Fein 6AAA (Anti Austerity Alliance) 3Labour 3Independents/Non Party 3Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Brigid Teefy (NP) was the first candidate elected after she topped the poll in the Cappamore-Kilmallock area (7 seats). Eddie Ryan (FF) and Lisa Marie Sheehy (SF) were also elected on the first count. Noel Gleeson (FF) was elected on the fifth count, Michael Donegan (FF), Gerard Mitchell, (FG) and Bill O’Donnell (FG) were elected on the sixth count without reaching the quota.In Limerick City North (6 seats), Maurice Quinlivan (SF) topped the poll on the first count. Michael Hourigan (FG) and Cian Prendiville(AAA) were elected on the ninth count. Frankie Daly (Lab) was elected on the tenth count. John Gilligan (NP) and Joe Crowley (FF) were elected on the eleventh count.In Limerick City East (8 seats), Seighin O’Ceallaigh (SF) and Shane Clifford (FF) were both elected on the first count. Kieran O’Hanlon (FF) was elected on the tenth count with Paul Keller (AAA) elected on the twelfth. Michael Sheahan (FG), Elena Secas (Lab), Marian Hurley (FG) Jerry O’Dea (FF) were all elected on the 15th count without reaching the quota.In Limerick City West (7 seats), James Collins (FF) was first to be elected followed by Maria Byrne (FG). Joe Leddin (Lab) was elected on the fourth count. Daniel Butler (FG) was elected on the 12th count. Without reaching the quota, Malachy McCreesh (SF), John Loftus (AAA) and Sean Lynch (FF) were elected.In NewcastleWest (6 seats) Jerome Scanlan (FG) topped the poll. Michael Collins (FF) and Liam Galvin (FG) were elected after count three. Seamus Browne (SF), Francis Foley (FF) and John Sheahan (FG) gained seats at the seventh count.In Adare-Rathkeale (6 seats), Emmet O’Brien (NP) topped the poll followed by Tom Neville (FG). Stephen Keary (FG) was elected on the third count. Kevin Sheahan (FF), Richard O’Donoghue (FF) and Ciara McMahon (SF) were all elected on the 8th count this afternoon (Monday) without reaching the quota.The total electorate for the six Limerick electoral areas was 141, 297.Manager Conn Murray welcomed the newly elected members of Limerick City and County Council.“A new political structure has now been created representing an historic change for local government in Limerick,” he said. “I look forward to working with all the new Councillors, it’s fantastic to see the mixture of youth and experience that has emerged which is clearly representative of the voice of Limerick. This fusion of energy and knowledge presents an exciting opportunity for the years ahead which will undoubtedly be challenging.” The first meeting of the new Limerick City and County Council will take place on Friday, 6th June. Facebook Shannondoc operating but only by appointment First Irish death from Coronavirus TAGScouncilelectionsfeatured Previous articleDeath of Gerard BourkeNext articleDonal Walsh’s memory lives on to inspire Limerick students Staff Reporter Email No vaccines in Limerick yet last_img read more