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Revenue and operating profit down at Cirsa in Q3

first_img Revenue and operating profit down at Cirsa in Q3 25th November 2020 | By Robert Fletcher Revenue for the three months through to 30 September amounted to €232.8m (£207.4m/$276.8m), down 40.7% from €392.3m last year as the operator said it continued to feel the impact of Covid-19 measures. Q3 results 2020 Meanwhile, activity in Italy restarted at the beginning of July, which Cirsa said allowed for the gradual recovery of amusement with prize machines, video lottery terminals and gaming halls. In Mexico, Cirsa was able to reopen land-based venues, but faced strict measures in terms of opening times and capacity. However, it also said that the situation improved compared to the first half, with revenue up 450.4% from €42.3m in the second quarter. Slots were also helped by the launch of two new models of machines in the form of Manhattan and Oro del Faraón. Sales of the new machines also led to a return to normality within the Cirsa Unidesa B2B division. Tags: Cirsa Topics: Casino & games Finance Bingo Q3 results 2020 Online sports betting Retail sports betting For the year to date, through to the end of September, revenue amounted to €630.9m, down 45.2% on last year, while operating profit fell 77.5% year-on-year to €74.9m. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter In terms of slots, though Cirsa said operations were restricted due to Covid-19 measures in all market, the reopening of the hotel and catering establishments and the implementation of its reactivation plans helped the unit recover. Cirsa has reported a year-on-year decline in revenue and operating profit in the third quarter, primarily due to restrictions on its land-based network due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Focusing on its operating units, Cirsa said its casinos in Spain and, towards the end of Q3, in both the Dominican Republic and Colombia, began to recover, with a good level of visits across its venues. Regions: LATAM Southern Europe Italy Spain Though the operator did not go into full details on its financial performance in Q3, it did state operating profit reached €37.5m, down 68.1% from last year, but up from a loss of €51.4m in Q2. Cirsa highlighted the reactivation of the hotel industry and land-based gambling sector in Spain and Italy as a major factor in Q3, while it was also helped by the gradual reopening of its venues in Latin America towards the end of the quarter. Cirsa kept all bingo rooms open during the third quarter and, despite having to contend with opening time restrictions, was able to increase the level of activity and number of visits month-on-month. The operator was also able to reopen all of its salons in Spain in July – in line with national Covid-19 measures. The Sportium sports betting retail business was fully operational during the third quarter and, along with its online operations, benefitted by the return of major sports competitions in the period. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more

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New African Properties Limited (NAP.bw) 2016 Annual Report

first_imgNew African Properties Limited (NAP.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2016 annual report.For more information about New African Properties Limited (NAP.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the New African Properties Limited (NAP.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: New African Properties Limited (NAP.bw)  2016 annual report.Company ProfileNew African Properties Limited, listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange is a public variable rate loan stock company which offers investors the opportunity to share in a diversified portfolio of 64 well-established and well-positioned properties made up of a mix of retail, commercial and industrial properties with quality tenants. Its primary focus is the retail property sector. NAP aims to provide positive returns to investors by investing in appropriate retail properties; maintaining a profile of strong, quality tenants; maximising contractual rentals and minimising rental arrears, bad debts and vacancies; and optimising expenditure using a sound governance framework and skilled service providers. New African Properties Limited is a subsidiary of Cash Bazaar Holdings (Proprietary) Limited.last_img read more

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National lottery: three ways rugby’s eligibility rules must change

first_imgLet us know what you think on this issue by emailing [email protected] or via social media, Twitter: @rugbyworldmag and Facebook: Rugby World Magazine.This article originally appeared in the August 2015 issue of Rugby World. For the latest subscription offers, click here. Find out how to download the digital edition here. Refreshingly, Horsman now works as a skills coach for the WRU. Many of those who qualify on residency grounds, and even those who are eligible through their relatives, head home once the international honours – not to mention the financial rewards – have dried up.Solution: Increase the residency requirement to 60 consecutive monthsA commitment of at least five years to become eligible for another country means the players themselves have to really buy into the switch. They would be sacrificing the opportunity to play in at least one RWC for their home country and over the five-year period would develop a greater understanding of their future country, assimilating into local culture and so on.On top of the increased level of commitment from the players, a five-year term could also deter unions from scouring the globe for possible ‘projects’ because the financial outlay would be that much higher. Not only could they save the money spent on the wages of those players brought in but they also wouldn’t need to pay scouts to source such players. Pump those savings into grass-roots rugby and academies, develop home-grown talent and unions won’t need project players.Problem: Lack of national identityI’ve no doubt players are proud to play Test rugby and are determined to produce their best, but how much does which shirt they’re wearing matter? I believe they should have an affiliation with who and what they are representing, to understand the history, culture and values of that nation, to have pride in not only playing at the top level but representing the people of that country.Supporters should also be able to relate to those playing for their country, the people representing them on the international stage. International players should inspire the next generation. Robbie Henshaw is a Connacht lad, he came up through the age grades to play for his local province and has gone on to represent Ireland. His progress demonstrates to the mini players in the Connacht area that there is a pathway to reach the sport’s highest levels, his success encourages more local youngsters to take up the game. Can the same be said of a player flown in from overseas?Winging in: Fiji-born Noa Nakaitaci scores for France against England. Photo: Getty ImagesThere has been much unrest in France over the number of overseas-born players being picked by Philippe Saint-André recently, with the likes of Scott Spedding, Rory Kockott, Bernard le Roux, Uini Atonio and Noa Nakaitaci turning out for les Bleus. It’s fair to say not all fans have warmed to the controversial policy.Most of those who come over with a view to qualifying via parents or grandparents at least speak of growing up learning of their heritage. Maitland has recalled how his grandfather, whisky in hand, told stories of growing up in Scotland while Anscombe has spoken of how his Welsh mother named him after Gareth Edwards.It’s not always the case, though. Thomas Waldrom originally moved to England from New Zealand, joining Leicester, with the aim of qualifying to wear the red rose on residency grounds, but during his first season he discovered that he had an English grandmother, which speeded up the process. He told the Leicester Mercury: “I remembered reading that my grandmother was English. I rang up my mum in New Zealand and asked if Nana was born in England. She said yes, and that she also had the birth certificate to prove it.”So Waldrom satisfied the criteria for Regulation Eight – but given that he wasn’t even sure his grandmother was born in England you can hardly say that he felt a loyalty to the country. Compare that to another No 8: Lawrence Dallaglio turned down the chance to play for Italy, land of his father, early in his career because he felt so passionately about being English.Blurred lines: Thomas Waldrom’s gran made him eligible for England. Photo: Action ImagesWhen the Scotland squad was announced for this year’s Six Nations one name jumped out: Hugh Blake. Who? Few had even heard of him. The former New Zealand U20 back-row had arrived in Edinburgh a few weeks previously, had yet to play a game for his new club but was already rated highly enough to be selected in the national squad by dint of the fact he had Scottish grandparents. He started only one game for Edinburgh last season, but will make his Scotland debut against Ireland this weekend after Vern Cotter included him in his RWC 2015 training squad ahead of the likes of Kelly Brown and Chris Fusaro.Solution: One parent must have been born in the country for a player to be eligibleThis doesn’t elimate the problem. Players could still arrive in a country with little or no knowledge of it but qualify for the national team because their mum or dad happened to be born there – but it should mean closer ties than a grandparent they may never have met.One caveat I would propose is that the grandparent rule could still apply for lower-tier nations. Take Fiji, Samoa and Tonga: huge numbers have moved from the Pacific Islands to New Zealand and Australia for better job prospects and given that they already struggle to retain talent, it seems harsh to hinder them further. For rugby to become more competitive at Test level, those lower-tier nations need to improve and the odd native grandparent could help them do that. I’d propose this rule applies for five years and is then reassessed in case it was giving those countries an unfair advantage.On the back foot: Do nations like Fiji and Samoa need more help to retain players? Photo: AFPOn the subject of lower-tier nations, World Rugby should put some of the money generated by the World Cup into a pot for them to compensate their players. Too often there are stories of players either having to put their hands in their own pockets to fund flights and so on or, worse, being asked to retire from Test duty to get more lucrative club contracts. It’s little wonder the financial benefits of playing for a top-tier country are often more attractive, but if World Rugby provided greater financial support to the likes of the Pacific Islands it would at least give those who qualified for two countries reason to pause for thought.As Fiji coach John McKee says: “Players don’t play for Fiji for money – they do it for the pride of representing their country.” If only the same was true across the board. These solutions are not perfect but it would be a start to ensuring the integrity of Test rugby is safeguarded. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS World Rugby’s Regulation Eight has long been a bugbear of mine. The regulation concerns players’ eligibility to play for national representative teams. It states that a player may only play for a country’s senior XV (or their designated second team or sevens side) if they were born in the country, one of their parents or grandparents was born in the country, or they have lived in the country for 36 consecutive months. In my view it is too easy for players to switch from one country to another, often when they have little or no links to their new nation. As the expression goes, too often they look to be ‘flags of convenience’.This is not a new phenomenon. There were plenty of overseas arrivals at the start of the pro era with Scotland’s Kilted Kiwis and Wales’ imports (although ‘Grannygate’ proved their eligibility hadn’t been thoroughly checked), but there now seems to be more movement than ever. I appreciate that the world is now a transient place, with people far more likely to move for work or lifestyle than a century ago. However, I still think a player should have a true allegiance to a country if they are going to represent it on the international sporting stage.Of course, it’s hard to pin all the blame on the players – and the coaches who pick them – when they are simply taking advantage of the rules laid out by rugby’s governing body. It should also be said that rugby’s rules are better than those of cricket or football in the fact that you can no longer represent two countries at senior level. Here I look at the main issues Regulation Eight raises and make suggestions for how the eligibility rules should change…Problem: Confusion over ‘second’ teamsPlayers can’t represent a national team if they have already represented another national team at senior level. However, different countries have different rules on what constitutes a senior level. Sevens counts, providing they play against another national sevens team – on the HSBC Sevens World Series for example. The senior 15-a-side national representative team is self-explanatory: play in a Test match and you are tied to that country (or, as World Rugby describe it, the player has been ‘captured’ by the union).Second string: Steve Shingler in action for Wales U20 in 2011. Photo: Huw Evans AgencyFinally, if a player plays for a country’s ‘next senior 15-a-side national representative team’ they are committed to that nation. But this is where things get tricky. The Saxons are England’s second team and the Wolfhounds Ireland’s, but Wales and France have designated their U20 teams as the next 15-a-side representative team.Remember the case of Steve Shingler a few years back? He’d represented Wales U20, been signed by London Irish as an England-qualified player (his father was born in England), then Scotland picked him in their Six Nations squad (his mother is Scottish). Wales disputed the call-up and it was determined that because Shingler had played for Wales U20 against France U20 (at that stage a player was only ‘captured’ if they had played against another designated second team) he was indeed tied to Wales. But when the player himself isn’t even aware of the fact it shows that the rules aren’t clear.The different ‘second’ teams also mean players can play a lot of representative rugby but not be committed to a union. Brad Barritt represented South Africa U21 and the Emerging Springboks before joining Saracens and subsequently pulling on an England shirt. Riki Flutey and Sean Maitland turned out for New Zealand Maori prior to representing England and Scotland respectively. Gareth Anscombe played for New Zealand U20 but won his first Wales cap against Ireland this month.Solution: Playing for a national representative team at U20 level or above ties you to that countryFirstly, this eradicates any confusion about when an appearance makes you ineligible for another country. The vast majority of U20 players are adults (World Rugby’s regulations say a player has to have ‘reached the age of majority’ (18) for them to be captured anyway) so they are old enough to decide whether they want to forever be tied to one country. If they want to keep their options open, they can turn down the U20 opportunity. Plenty of players make it to Test level despite playing no age-grade representative rugby, just as plenty of players don’t progress after winning such honours.Baby Bok: Brad Barritt represented South Africa before playing for England. Photo: Getty ImagesSecondly, players who have played a high level of representative rugby – say Emerging Springboks, Maori All Blacks or Emerging Ireland – can’t change unions if they don’t make the next step to Test rugby for their original country. That sort of switch inevitably leads to questions over commitment and allegiance.Thirdly, it prevents players from being ‘poached’ by other unions. Three players – Luteru Laulala, Nathaniel Apa and Henry Stowers – who represented Samoa at last year’s U20 World Cup were in New Zealand’s squad at this year’s championship. The Kiwis may have lifted the trophy but Samoa finished last and have been relegated to the U20 Trophy competition.Problem: Project playersThis whole concept riles me. It means scouring the globe for decent players and bringing them to another country with a view to them qualifying to represent that country on the three-year residency rule. And as rugby prepares to enter its second decade as a professional sport, the practice is becoming more commonplace.New Scot: Josh Strauss scores for Glasgow last season. Photo: InphoScotland named two South Africans – Josh Strauss and WP Nel – in their World Cup training squad who don’t yet qualify but will do by the time they take on Japan on 23 September. There’s no doubting that they are quality players – Nel has been a rock in the scrum for Edinburgh and Strauss has excelled in the back row of a Glasgow side he has also captained. But does three years spent in Scotland mean they deserve to don the thistle ahead of players born and bred in the Scottish system?Should countries not focus on developing and generating home-grown talent rather than bringing in foreign players in what is more of a quick-fix (relatively!) solution? Bringing in overseas players actually stunts progress because game time for young, local players is restricted by the new arrivals and they can’t gain experience to develop their own game.And why does the fact a player is from the southern hemisphere automatically make them better than the local lad? It’s almost as if those in the North have an inferiority complex. Surely if a player is that good he would have been selected by his own SANZAR union.Scotland are far from the only side to look to project players. In fact, it was an idea Graham Henry tried out when he was Wales coach more than 15 years ago. Ireland have brought in overseas front-row players with a view to them qualifying on residency as they tried to address what they felt was a shortage of quality props.Giving back: Chris Horsman now works as a WRU coach. Photo: Huw Evans AgnecyI’m not against players qualifying for a different nation via residency, but I think it should be more of an organic process rather than an exploitative one, although that obviously can’t be regulated. Chris Horsman was born in England but opted to play for Wales, where he had lived for three years, because he felt his rugby career had been rejuvenated on the western side of the Severn Bridge. The same could be said for Ben Morgan, who came to the attention of England and Wales selectors when he hit a rich vein of form for the Scarlets, but the pull of wearing the rose was too great for the No 8. Rugby’s eligibility regulations have become a farce, with players able to chop and change their allegiance with ease. Rugby World looks at how to solve the problemslast_img read more

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A History of Veterans Day

first_img UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter A day dedicated to American veterans of warsFrom The History Channel On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in the First World War, then known as “the Great War.” Commemorated as Armistice Day beginning the following year, November 11th became a legal federal holiday in the United States in 1938. In the aftermath of World War II and the Korean War, Armistice Day became Veterans Day, a holiday dedicated to American veterans of all wars. Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom The Great War and Armistice Day Though the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, November 11 remained in the public imagination as the date that marked the end of the Great War. In November 1919, U.S. President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day. The day’s observation included parades and public gatherings, as well as a brief pause in business activities at 11 a.m. On November 11, 1921, an unidentified American soldier killed in the war was buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C.; the U.S. Congress had declared the day a legal federal holiday in honor of all those who participated in the war. On the same day the previous year, unidentified soldiers were laid to rest at Westminster Abbey in London and at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.On June 4, 1926, Congress passed a resolution that the “recurring anniversary of [November 11, 1918] should be commemorated with thanksgiving and prayer and exercises designed to perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations” and that the president should issue an annual proclamation calling for the observance of Armistice Day. By that time, 27 state legislatures had made November 11 a legal holiday. An act approved May 13, 1938, made November 11 a legal Federal holiday, “dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be hereafter celebrated and known as ‘Armistice Day.’” In actuality, there are no U.S. national holidays because the states retain the right to designate their own, and the government can only designate holidays for federal employees and for the District of Columbia. In practice, however, states almost always follow the federal lead. Celebrating Veteran’s Day around the world Britain, France, Austalia and Canada also commemorate the veterans of World Wars I and II on or near November 11th: Canada has Remembrance Day, while Britain has Remembrance Sunday (the second Sunday of November). In Europe, Britain and the Commonwealth countries, it is common to observe two minutes of silence at 11 a.m. every November 11.In the United States, an official wreath-laying ceremony is held each Veterans Day at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery, while parades and other celebrations are held in states around the country. Veterans Day is not to be confused with Memorial Day–a common misunderstanding, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Memorial Day (the fourth Monday in May) honors American service members who died in service to their country or as a result of injuries incurred during battle, while Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans–living or dead–but especially gives thanks to living veterans who served their country honorably during war or peacetime. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 center_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here From Armistice Day to Veteran’s Day American effort during World War II (1941-1945) saw the greatest mobilization of the U.S. Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force in the nation’s history (more than 16 million people); some 5.7 million more served in the Korean War (1950 to 1953). In 1954, after lobbying efforts by veterans’ service organizations, the 83rd U.S. Congress amended the 1938 act that had made Armistice Day a holiday, striking the word “Armistice” in favor of “Veterans.” President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the legislation on June 1, 1954. From then on, November 11 became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.The next development in the story of Veterans Day unfolded in 1968 when Congress passed the Uniform Holidays Bill, which sought to ensure three-day weekends for federal employees–and encourage tourism and travel–by celebrating four national holidays (Washington’s Birthday, Memorial Day, Veterans Day and Columbus Day) on Mondays.The observation of Veterans Day was set as the fourth Monday in October. The first Veterans Day under the new law was Monday, October 25, 1971; confusion ensued, as many states disapproved of this change, and continued to observe the holiday on its original date. In 1975, after it became evident that the actual date of Veterans Day carried historical and patriotic significance to many Americans, President Gerald R. Ford signed a new law returning the observation of Veterans Day to November 11th beginning in 1978. If November 11 falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the federal government observes the holiday on the previous Friday or following Monday, respectively. TAGSArmistice DayVeterans Day Previous articleBright smiles, great music, and a soldier’s inspiring taleNext articleFEMA deadline for federal hurricane aid fast approaching Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

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Donado 2325 Building / Estudio NDG + Lautaro Malnatti

first_img Structural Engineering:Alejandro Del GiudiceCity:Villa UrquizaCountry:ArgentinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Fernando SchapochnikRecommended ProductsDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeText description provided by the architects. Donado 2325 is a multifamily residential building located between two blank walls, 8.66m front by 32m deep. This particular lot presents the building code r2b1, and is located within the new Donado-Holmberg corridor, an area characterized by low density but which has grown significantly in recent years.Save this picture!© Fernando SchapochnikSave this picture!Longitudinal sectionSave this picture!© Fernando SchapochnikAlthough from the side of Holmberg the code proposes a wide withdrawal, generating a linear public park, the facade on Donado has other characteristics, so it was decided to build on the municipal line, respecting its immediate context and giving continuity to a front and consolidated.Save this picture!© Fernando SchapochnikThe ground floor is released to generate access, common spaces and parking, while seeking continuity with the public space. The materiality of the microperforated sheet access gate, which gives some privacy but at the same time permeability, and the material continuity of the sidewalk floor are two aspects that reinforce the idea of ​​prolonging the public over the private.Save this picture!© Fernando SchapochnikThe vertical nucleus, the open air circulation on the walkways and the accesses to the different departments are given by the central courtyard, the main protagonist and lung of the building, generator of encounter and exchange between neighbors. Its large dimensions ensure good ventilation, and give privacy to all units. The building has eight units, four studio apartments and four of three rooms, the last two with their own terrace. All are arranged with the kitchen facing the patio, generating cross ventilation and visual continuity.Save this picture!© Fernando SchapochnikSave this picture!PlansSave this picture!© Fernando SchapochnikFrom the aesthetic point of view, it was sought to give it a strong character leaving the concrete structure in sight, combining it with a sheet metal enclosure, flexible on the facade, giving the possibility of opening and closing, becoming blind in the bedroom and permeable on the balcony. This enclosure aims to generate a security closure on the street and sift the light coming from the west, while giving a different image to the facade.Save this picture!© Fernando SchapochnikSave this picture!AxoSave this picture!© Fernando SchapochnikThe project was designed in collective terms, where vertical core, walkways, common spaces and courtyards are part of a mandatory route that make the user not only inhabit their home, but also travels and contemplates the building as a whole, promoting the meeting, community life and generating a sense of belonging.Save this picture!© Fernando SchapochnikProject gallerySee allShow lessDepartment Design Office Wins Keeping Current Competition to Fight Flooding in MiamiArchitecture NewsKPF’s Robinson Tower Opens in SingaporeArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:Donado 2325, C1430DRS CABA, ArgentinaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Area:  400 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects 2018 Manufacturers: Aluar, FV, JOHNSON, Murvi, Piazza Donado 2325 Building / Estudio NDG + Lautaro MalnattiSave this projectSaveDonado 2325 Building / Estudio NDG + Lautaro Malnatti Year:  “COPY” Apartments Photographs “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/922101/donado-2325-building-estudio-ndg-plus-lautaro-malnatti Clipboard ArchDaily CopyApartments•Villa Urquiza, Argentina Architects: Estudio NDG, Lautaro Malnatti Area Area of this architecture project Photographs:  Fernando Schapochnik Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Donado 2325 Building / Estudio NDG + Lautaro Malnatti Save this picture!© Fernando Schapochnik+ 37Curated by Clara Ott Share Argentina Natalia Del Giudice, Lautaro Malnatti ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/922101/donado-2325-building-estudio-ndg-plus-lautaro-malnatti Clipboard Lead Architects: CopyAbout this officeEstudio NDGOfficeFollowLautaro MalnattiOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsVilla UrquizaArgentinaPublished on August 01, 2019Cite: “Donado 2325 Building / Estudio NDG + Lautaro Malnatti” [Edificio Donado 2325 / Estudio NDG + Lautaro Malnatti] 01 Aug 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore 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! 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Lip balm sales raise £17,500 for Terrence Higgins Trust

first_img TV presenter Gaby Roslin has accepted a cheque on behalf of the Terrence Higgins Trust from the sales of a Lip Balm produced by Kiehl’s Since 1851 (Kiehl’s).The Balm, launched on World Aids Day last year, has realised sales of £17,500.To mark the success of the partnership, Kiehl’s has launched a new product, a Grapefruit Hand and Body Cleanser, again with all proceeds going to THT. Advertisement Lip balm sales raise £17,500 for Terrence Higgins Trust  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Tradingcenter_img Howard Lake | 3 December 2005 | News The Cleanser is available from: Kiehl’s Monmouth Street (for mail order) 020 7240 2411, and at retailers Liberty, Harrods, Space NK, Harvey Nichols Manchester, Selfridges Birmingham & Oxford Street and Frasers in Glasgow. 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

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Ranks of Labour Party swell in rebuff to immigrant bashing

first_imgProtest against Brexit, in London on July 2, 2016.Since the right-wing of Britain’s Conservative Party, together with the even further right United Kingdom Independence Party, initiated a referendum mandating that Britain leave the European Union, the capitalist media generally have spun the victory for “Brexit” as evidence that white workers in Britain are afraid of and hostile to immigrants.This certainly must be true of some, who were bombarded with the most vicious and false anti-immigrant propaganda before the vote, in the same way that the constant drumbeat in this country’s tabloids and talk radio blaming immigrants for the layoffs and plant closings has panicked some white workers here to be for billionaire Donald Trump.But this is not the whole story. There is a healthy rejection of immigrant bashing and racism in both countries. It can be seen in the U.S. in the large numbers of young whites who have joined the Black Lives Matter movement to protest killings of Black and Brown people by police.In Britain, the news that hasn’t been picked up by the U.S. media is that 200,000 people joined the Labour Party in the two weeks after the referendum. And they mostly joined in order to support the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn, who opposed the anti-immigrant campaign but then was censured by Parliamentarians in his own party. They charged that he couldn’t lead the party to victory in the next general election.These politicians who hold down seats in Parliament don’t really represent the membership of the Labour Party. This was shown yet again when the rank-and-file members of the party then voted in their local constituencies to support Corbyn.This comes from an online journal put up by the Red Flag group in the Labour Party: “The attempted coup launched by Labour’s parliamentary rebels has failed to oust Jeremy Corbyn — but it has provoked a renewed membership surge.“Figures confirmed by the New Statesman show 200,000 people have joined the party in the last two weeks, taking total membership to 600,000. Labour is now the biggest it has been for 50 years and the biggest left party in Europe. …“Local parties report that the bulk of new recruits are joining to defend Jeremy Corbyn. Alan Johnson’s constituency party, Hull West, recently voted overwhelmingly to endorse Corbyn’s leadership, as did Angela Eagle’s branch in Wallasey.“Right wingers have been joining too, but the heirs to Blair who lost the 2010 and 2015 elections have been completely outmatched by the mass of people joining who want to see a new kind of politics.” (redflagonline, July 7)This refers to Tony Blair, a former prime minister of Britain from the Labour Party, who went along with George Bush’s war against Iraq and also carried out austerity attacks on the British workers. He has just been exposed by a special commission as having knowingly accepted Washington’s lies about “weapons of mass destruction,” which Iraq never had, but which were used as the excuse for going to war against that oil-rich country.These developments could lead to a renewed struggle by workers in Britain, whatever their national origins, religion or language, to overcome the negative aspects of Brexit and unite to beat back the bosses’ plans for austerity and further job cuts.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Amid growing criticism, HADOPI reports on measures to combat digital piracy

first_imgNews July 12, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Amid growing criticism, HADOPI reports on measures to combat digital piracy Help by sharing this information FranceEurope – Central Asia Organisation France’s digital rights authority HADOPI is continuing with its “three strikes and you’re out” approach to illegal downloading, giving a progress report at a news conference yesterday, although several international bodies have just recognized Internet access as a fundamental right and France’s National Commission for Information Technology and Freedoms (CNIL) has accused HADOPI of failing to protect personal data. Reporters Without Borders calls on the French authorities not to engage in a statistics and public relations war and instead to draw the appropriate conclusions by repealing the HADOPI law.Aside from its practical omissions and shortcomings, the HADOPI law directly violates the principles of the defence of free expression by making it possible to disconnect people from the Internet. Its adoption was one of Reporters Without Borders’ reasons for adding France to the list of “countries under surveillance” in its latest “Enemies of the Internet” report.HADOPI announced at yesterday’s news conference that digital rights holders have reported 18 million instances of alleged illegal downloading since the law took effect (out of a total of 22 million Internet connections in France). In response, HADOPI has so far sent a total of 470,000 initial warning letters, and 20,598 second warnings. The authority is to question 10 Internet subscribers who have crossed the “three warnings” threshold, and it could transfer their case to prosecutors. If convicted, they could be fined up to 1,500 euros and their Internet access could be suspended.In a report last month, United Nations special rapporteur for freedom of expression Franck Larue said: “cutting off users from Internet access, regardless of the justification provided, including on the grounds of violating intellectual property rights law, (is) disproportionate and thus a violation of article 19, paragraph 3, of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.”Larue’s report cited France’s “gradual response” and the United Kingdom’s 2010 Digital Economy Act as examples of measures that violate the covenant in this way.The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s media freedom representative, Dunja Mijatovic, has also just identified the Internet as a fundamental right, saying that “everyone has the right to participate in the information society” and that “states have the duty to guarantee Internet access for their citizens.”The obligation of governments to promote universal Internet access was also stressed in a joint statement issued on 1 June by representatives of the United Nations, the OSCE, the Organization of American States and the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights.On 16 June, the CNIL issued a warning to Trident Media Guard (TMG), the company that collects the IP addresses of alleged violators for HADOPI, accusing the company of “inadequate security measures” as regards the protection of personal data. Receive email alerts May 10, 2021 Find out more June 4, 2021 Find out more RSF_en RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar storycenter_img Follow the news on France Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says News News June 2, 2021 Find out more FranceEurope – Central Asia to go further Newslast_img read more

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Before the Next Disaster Strikes

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save Previous: Appraisers Not Required to Fill Form 1004MC, Says Fannie Next: ALAW Announces Merger With Felty and Lembright Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Related Articles Kristina Brewer is the Editorial Assistant of Publications for the Five Star Institute, including DS News and MReport magazine. She is a graduate of the University of North Texas (UNT), where she received her Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in rhetoric and writing and a minor in global marketing. During this time, she served as Director of Philanthropy in the national women’s fraternity Zeta Tau Alpha, of which she is an alumna. Her passion for philanthropy continued after university when she was an intern at Keep Denton Beautiful, a local partner of Keep America Beautiful, where she drove membership, organized events, and led social media campaigns. Brewer honed her writing at the North Texas Daily, UNT’s student-run newspaper where she wrote about faculty, mentorship, and student life. Brewer also previously worked at Optimus Business Plans where she helped start-ups create funding proposals, risk assessments, and management plans. in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, Headlines, Journal, News Before the Next Disaster Strikes About Author: Kristina Brewer 2018-08-09 Kristina Brewer Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago After 2017, a year of natural disasters that racked up nearly $306 billion dollars in total economic losses, organizations in the mortgage and housing industry are taking heed and proceeding into the 2018 disaster season and beyond with caution and preparation.Industry leaders are announcing foreclosure prevention programs and postponement options, like Fannie Mae’s recent statement assisting borrowers affected by the recent California wildfires. Additionally, CoreLogic, a global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider, has announced the launch of its publicly-accessible risk information center, Hazard HQ, which will “offer individuals, media, and companies high-level analyses and up-to-date data insights on the immediate risks natural catastrophes pose to properties across the country.”Hazard HQ offers a “high-level risk perspective for individuals and companies who wish to understand how hazards like earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, severe convective storms, wildfires, wind and volcanic activity can impact their regions.” The ongoing California wildfires are the current focus of the latest Hazard HQ risk summary, with plans to continue that assessment as the blazes continue across the state.“Mortgage and insurance professionals are struggling to see the complete picture of risk when natural catastrophes strike, particularly as these events evolve and grow as the ongoing wildfires in California have done,” said Maiclaire Bolton Smith, senior leader, research & content strategy at CoreLogic. “Hazard HQ was designed to drive visibility of natural catastrophe risk and act as a home base for all insights pertaining to these risks. It’s the latest endeavor in the CoreLogic commitment to making risk information accessible as the economic impact of natural catastrophes increases.”These announcements are accompanied by reports from organizations like the Urban Institute, which recently released an article diving into the effects that still linger on in the lives of disaster victims. Issues such as inaccessibility to the owner of the household due to emergency relocation in order to begin inspection or a discrepancy in quality and consistency of inspectors and techniques left many victims of Hurricane Harvey out in the cold, the authors note.As Fannie Mae noted in their statement announcing their mortgage assistance programs, the safety of these borrowers and homeowners remains a major concern in the industry’s operations.“Our thoughts are with the families and communities impacted by the devastating California wildfires,” Carlos Perez, SVP and Chief Credit Officer at Fannie Mae said in a statement. “Fannie Mae and our servicing partners are focused on ensuring mortgage assistance is available during this challenging time. We urge everyone in the area to be safe, and we encourage homeowners affected by the fires to contact their mortgage servicer for assistance as soon as possible.”See more stories about the industry’s reaction to recent disasters here:Hurricane Harvey’s Effect on Flood Insurance CoverageSenate Extends National Flood Insurance ProgramHUD Approves $1.5B Disaster Aid for Puerto RicoPreparing for Natural Disasters: An Industry Perspective Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Before the Next Disaster Strikes August 9, 2018 1,523 Views Subscribelast_img read more

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Donegal Fine Gael deputies divided over leadership?

first_img By News Highland – June 15, 2010 WhatsApp Twitter PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Pinterest Newsx Adverts Twitter Enda Kenny’s preparing for a difficult morning with his Fine Gael frontbench today, with a majority of members expected to tell him they’ve lost confidence in his leadersip.At least 9 Richard Bruton supporters are expected to speak out today.Enda Kenny will then have to decide whether to sack them like Richard Bruton, or accept their resignations and go ahead with Dail business and a vote of no confidence in the Taoiseach.It’ll set the scene for a crucial parliamentary party meeting on Thursday, when both men will be looking for further support.Thought to be supporting Richard Bruton, but not declared, is Donegal Deputy Joe McHugh, back-bencher Dinny McGinley yesterday gave his support to Enda Kenny.Fine Gael Senator John Paul Phelan is convinced the time has come for a change of leadership:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/08phel.mp3[/podcast]center_img Google+ Donegal Fine Gael deputies divided over leadership? Previous articleDonegal County Council calls for scrapping of VRTNext articleMcLoone to respond to internal audit concerns News Highland Google+ Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Facebook Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry last_img read more

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