Advertising regulator penalises gambling trio

first_img William Hill has again fallen foul of the UK advertising watchdog after it was found to have advertised on an app aimed at children.The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) ruled today (Wednesday) that an advertisement for William Hill Vegas “had been inappropriately targeted and breached the Code” after it featured on New MarioKart 8 Trick in February.After a complaint was filed with the ASA, Hills defended its actions saying it had used the Universal App Campaign product from Google which did not allow it to specify targets other than by location.The company added that because gambling was a restricted product, the Google ads were limited to serve only those who specified their age to Google and were over 18.Hills added that they “would never knowingly target children or people under the age of 18 and that their intention was always to advertise and market to consumers who were 18+”.The ASA accepted that New MarioKart 8 Trick was not children’s media, but “considered its audience would likely have included under-18s”. It said Hills could have used additional interest-based factors to reduce the likelihood of under-18s seeing the ad. It also said it could have set more account exclusions via the Universal App Campaign, which would have prevented the ads from appearing in particular types of apps or websites.The ASA told Hills not to use the as again without “further, specific targeting to minimise the likelihood of under-18s being exposed to it”.The authority added: “We told William Hill Vegas to ensure that their ads were appropriately targeted in future.”The ruling comes after Hills launched a new UK-facing responsible gambling initiative, ‘Nobody Harmed’, in July after admitting to “falling below” the standards expected by the national regulator, parliament and the general public. In July, the advertising watchdog told that it was examining whether World Cup adverts by Bet365 and William Hill contravened new gambling guidelines.ASA is examining several adverts that offered improved odds for a short period.The ASA has been busy dealing with complaints about gambling companies. It has also today (Wednesday) found that a Kwiff advert encouraged irresponsible gambling.The ASA ruled: “We considered that the overall impression of the ad condoned and encouraged betting in ways that could be financially, socially and emotionally harmful, by associating it with problem gambling, and we concluded that the ad was irresponsible.”The ASA also upheld a complaint against Greentube after a complainant alleged that an advert for its Bell Fruit Casino was seen by their seven-year-old child in the app Dude Perfect 2. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 19th September 2018 | By contenteditor Tags: Mobile Marketing & affiliates Advertising regulator penalises gambling trio Topics: Marketing & affiliates Email Addresslast_img read more

Swintt lands games licensing deal with GiG

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter B2B casino games provider Swintt has entered into a games licensing agreement with Gaming Innovation Group (GiG). Topics: Tech & innovation Swintt lands games licensing deal with GiG B2B casino games provider Swintt has entered into a games licensing agreement with Gaming Innovation Group (GiG).The deal will allow for the distribution of more than 50 games from the Swintt catalogue, including successful land-based titles such as Master of Books and Heart of Earth, as well as new online titles Legendary and Wild Wild Witch.In addition, the agreement will include the delivery of SwinttGamify, Swintt’s gamification product.David Flynn, the former chief executive of NYX Interactive and the Vera&John arm of JPJ Group, launched Swintt in April of this year.“Our focus in delivering high quality, localised content for growth markets directly appeals to the GiG brands and their platform customers,” Flynn said. “They are also a company who share our values of corporate social responsibility and responsible gaming, making this deal a perfect partnership for mutual growth.”Ben Clemes, chief commercial officer at GiG, added: “We’ve been very impressed by the depth and appeal of the Swintt portfolio, which is notable despite their short history.“Being able to partner a start-up game provider in their early stages and working closely with their team is very exciting as we get to offer the latest games and innovations they provide not only to our player base but also our platform clients.”Based in Malta, Swintt is backed financially by Glitnor Group, an investment vehicle led by former Vera&John chief executive Johan Königslehner.In September, Swintt also announced a strategic investment in Indian casino games developer RNGplay. Terms of the arrangement were not disclosed. Tags: Online Gambling Tech & innovation Email Address 14th November 2019 | By contenteditor Companies: GiGlast_img read more

Lithuania regulator fines lottery operator over AML failures

first_img Regions: Lithuania The only way an operator can be taken off the blacklist is if it secures the relevant licence to offer online gambling in Lithuania. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 13th May 2021 | By Robert Fletcher Topics: Legal & compliance Lottery Regulation According to the Authority, UAB New Miracle did not properly identify and verify customers prior to entering into business relationships, while the operator also failed to check if there were players that required enhanced identification upon registration. Gambling laws in Lithuania permit the Authority to take action against unlicensed operators, including blocking access to their websites in the country. Any blocked operator is also added to the Authority’s blacklist of unlicensed and illegal operators, which is updated regularly on its website. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: UAB New Miracle The fine comes after the Authority last month warned unlicensed operators that it could block access to their websites if they continue to offer online gambling in the country without a permit. The Lithuanian Gaming Control Authority has issued a fine to lottery operator UAB New Miracle after ruling that it breached regulations related to money laundering and terrorist financing. Regulation Lithuania regulator fines lottery operator over AML failures As a result, the Authority issued a fine of €10,000 (£8,607/$12,092) and ordered UAB New Miracle to make the relevant changes to its operations by 7 June at the latest. The Authority investigated the operator’s activities in 2019 and 2020, identifying a series of failings in the process. The Authority also said UAB New Miracle did not have in place an appropriate internal policy and internal control procedures to ensure effective prevention of money laundering and terrorist financing, as required by law in Lithuania. Email Addresslast_img read more

Bayport Management Limited ( HY2018 Interim Report

first_imgBayport Management Limited ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Financial sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about Bayport Management Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Bayport Management Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Bayport Management Limited (  2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileBayport Management Limited avails retail financial services through its subsidiaries internationally, including Botswana, Colombia, Ghana, Mexico, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia. The services provided by the company include short term loans, medium term loans, micro asset and group finance products, personal loans and long term loans according the particular needs of the client. Other services availed by Bayport Management Limited involve local money transfer services, savings accounts and flexible deposits, and credit life cover and education protection insurance products. Bayport Management Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

5 tracker funds I’d buy for the stock market rebound

first_img Enter Your Email Address 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. Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market, an Amazon subsidiary, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. Teresa Kersten, an employee of LinkedIn, a Microsoft subsidiary, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. Randi Zuckerberg, a former director of market development and spokeswoman for Facebook and sister to its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Microsoft. The Motley Fool UK has recommended HSBC Holdings and Pennon Group and recommends the following options: long January 2021 $85 calls on Microsoft, short January 2021 $115 calls on Microsoft, short January 2022 $1940 calls on Amazon, and long January 2022 $1920 calls on Amazon. 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! See all posts by Kevin Godbold Whether the current stock market rebound will continue is uncertain. But I do think shares, in general, will recover and go on to make new highs in the end.So I’d approach investing today by drip-feeding regular money into the markets. One approach is to select individual company shares, but I see many advantages of buying low-cost tracker funds. In this article, I’ll name five of my favourites.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…With tracker funds, we can achieve instant and wide diversification at low cost. And we can choose between Income units or Accumulation units. I’d choose the Accumulation version of each fund, which will automatically roll the dividends back in. In that way, I’ll be on the way to compounding my investment.The Income version will pay the dividends in cash, and you can re-invest them manually wherever you like, or take them to spend or save. For me, the Income version will be handy when I’ve retired and need money to live on. I’d consider spreading my monthly investments over the following five funds.Vanguard FTSE 100 IndexI think the FTSE index could be a decent vehicle for long-term investors. This fund will give you exposure to the underlying performance of the UK’s largest public limited companies such as HSBC, AstraZeneca, BP and British American Tobacco.I view the FTSE 100 as generally offering a decent dividend yield, which will contribute to your gains from this tracker. Historically, the Footsie has always bounced back from its lows and I reckon there’s a good chance it will do so now.HSBC FTSE 250 IndexTo me, the UK market’s mid-cap index offers a greater orientation to growth than the FTSE 100. So I’d want to include an investment in the FTSE 250 within my overall portfolio. And this tracker would do the job.With this fund, I’d get exposure to names such as GVC, Direct Line Insurance, Travis Perkins, Pennon and many more.UBS S&P 500There’s no denying the success of American businesses and the country’s stock market. Therefore, I’d want exposure to that ongoing success and the S&P 500 looks like a decent vehicle for achieving that.You’ll find many well-known and successful names in the index such as Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, Facebook and many others.Legal & General Pacific IndexThis fund follows the FTSE World Asia Pacific Index, excluding Japan. We’ve seen a lot of fast-paced growth from that corner of the world, so I’d want to include the region in my portfolio.The fund’s holdings include Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing, Samsung Electronics and AIA.Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock IndexI’d consider allocating a portion of my funds to this tracker, which exposes us to up-and-coming emerging markets around the world.The fund follows the performance of the Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) Emerging Markets Index, which tracks companies in 25 emerging markets in Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Russia. Individual holdings include Alibaba, Tencent and Naspers. Image source: Getty Images. 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.center_img Kevin Godbold | Monday, 20th April, 2020 Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 5 tracker funds I’d buy for the stock market rebound 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.last_img read more

Los Angeles Episcopal hospital affiliates with regional health care network

first_img Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Submit a Job Listing Submit a Press Release Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles. Photo: Diocese of Los Angeles[Diocese of Los Angeles] PIH Health, a Whittier, California-based nonprofit health care network, and Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles, announced Sept. 5 that they have signed an affiliation agreement that will align the two mission-driven health care organizations.According to the announcement from PIH Health, “Good Samaritan will be fully integrated into the PIH Health system in a manner that will permanently maintain and enhance Good Samaritan’s ability to provide outstanding patient care to the thousands of patients it serves each week.”Good Samaritan Hospital was founded in 1885 by an Episcopal nun. It has throughout its history been an institution of The Episcopal Church; first in the San Francisco-based Diocese of California, and in the Diocese of Los Angeles since 1896.“Proud as the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles is and always will be of the Episcopal roots of Good Samaritan Hospital, I fully support the step the board of trustees took today to secure its future by affiliating with PIH Health,” said the Rt. Rev. John Harvey Taylor, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles and a member of the hospital’s board. “Our conversations with the PIH Spiritual Care Services and Clinical Pastoral Education departments revealed a consonance of values when it comes to the spiritual care of all patients, their families, and staff without regard to religious affiliation. We look forward to continuing conversations in the weeks and months ahead about ensuring the continued recognition of Good Sam’s Episcopal heritage.”“Good Samaritan has been a cornerstone of excellent health care in Los Angeles for more than 130 years,” said James R. West, president and chief executive officer of PIH Health. “We are thrilled to welcome their physicians, staff and patients to the PIH Health family as we work together to provide outstanding care to patients right in their own communities.”PIH Health stated that it will “invest resources and capital to provide Good Samaritan Hospital with the ability to remain dedicated to the highest quality health care in its current location in downtown Los Angeles.”“Adding the Good Samaritan community to PIH Health’s network complements the expanded community we embraced in 2013 when we acquired the former Downey Regional Medical Center,” adds J. Richard Atwood, chair of PIH Health’s board of directors, “This affiliation enables us to provide care for more than three million residents living or working in the areas surrounding our three hospitals.”“PIH Health and Good Samaritan share a common commitment to the health and wellness of the residents of Southern California. We plan to expand services that will benefit even more members of our community,” said Andrew B. Leeka, Good Samaritan Hospital’s president and chief executive officer. “We believe that combining the resources and expertise of two of Southern California’s outstanding health systems will result in enhanced care and services.”“Good Samaritan Hospital has ably served its community for 134 years with skilled and caring doctors, nurses, and staff, providing sophisticated medical care using advanced techniques in a wonderful campus that now includes a new state of the art medical office pavilion with an exceptional ambulatory surgery center. The affiliation with PIH Health will allow us to continue our tradition of service and innovation with a new and sustainable model well suited for our current health care environment,” added Charles T. Munger, chair of Good Samaritan’s board of trustees.PIH Health and Good Samaritan will work together over the next few months to prepare for closing the transaction, followed by a transition period for the operations to be coordinated in a way that will be as seamless as possible for patients. A name change to PIH Health Good Samaritan Hospital will follow.About PIH HealthPIH Health is a nonprofit, regional health care network that serves approximately 2.5 million residents in the Los Angeles County, Orange County and San Gabriel Valley region. The fully integrated network is comprised of PIH Health Hospital in Whittier and PIH Health Hospital in Downey, and features 26 outpatient medical locations, a multispecialty medical (physician) group, home health care services and hospice care, as well as heart, cancer, women’s health, urgent care and emergency services. The organization is recognized by Watson Health as one of the nation’s top hospitals, and by the College of Health care Information Management Executives (CHIME) as one of the nation’s top hospital systems for best practices, cutting-edge advancements, quality of care and health care. For more information, visit Good Samaritan HospitalSister Mary Wood, an Episcopal nun from the San Francisco area, first established the Los Angeles Hospital and Home for Invalids in 1885. First located in a cottage, the hospital expanded two years later on land donated by St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (later cathedral) and was renamed St. Paul’s Hospital and Home for Invalids. In 1896 the hospital again moved to larger quarters on West Seventh Street and reopened as the Hospital of the Good Samaritan. In that same year, the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles was established, having been divided from the San Francisco-based Diocese of California. The first Bishop of Los Angeles, the Rt. Rev. Joseph Horsfall Johnson, became one of the hospital’s earliest champions, raising more than $1 million for its support and the construction of a new building facing Wilshire Boulevard. The Bishop Johnson School of Nursing became a vibrant institution associated with the hospital. In 1899, also under Bishop Johnson’s leadership, the annual convention of the Diocese of Los Angeles established the Thanksgiving Day offering through which congregations forwarded to the hospital funds received during services on that holiday. Bishop Johnson’s six successors continued sequentially as trustees of the hospital, which is home to the historic All Souls Chapel (a scale-model of the old St. Paul’s Cathedral) and the more contemporary Chapel of St. Raphael, named for an archangel traditionally known for healing gifts and skills.Today Good Samaritan is a 408-bed acute care center that serves the needs of a growing and diverse community. Known for its outstanding tertiary services, Good Samaritan has seven Centers of Excellence that focus on advancing the science of medicine while providing outstanding patient care with national and internationally renowned physicians. The centers include the Heart & Vascular Center, Comprehensive Orthopaedic Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Tertiary Retinal Surgery, Pancreatico-Biliary Program, Transfusion-Free Medicine & Surgery Center, and the Davajan-Cabal Center for Perinatal Medicine. Good Samaritan Hospital completed its new 193,000-square foot Medical Pavilion in 2018, featuring the Frank R. Seaver Ambulatory Surgery Center and radiation oncology. 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H77 / The Diamond House / 314 Architecture Studio

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Greece Area:  300 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” CopyAbout this office314 Architecture StudioOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMies van der Rohe AwardOn FacebookVoulaGreecePublished on February 20, 2021Cite: “H77 / The Diamond House / 314 Architecture Studio” 19 Feb 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Save this picture!© Panagiotis Voumvakis+ 15Curated by Hana Abdel Share Architects: 314 Architecture Studio Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Projects ArchDaily Houses H77 / The Diamond House / 314 Architecture StudioSave this projectSaveH77 / The Diamond House / 314 Architecture Studio H77 / The Diamond House / 314 Architecture Studio 2019 Photographs CopyHouses•Voula, Greece ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs:  Panagiotis VoumvakisDesign Team:Pavlos Chatziangelidis, Giota Chala, Olga Markou, Athina Argyropoulou, Valia Gatsiou, Carlos Celles, Evita Lazou, Mara Kissa, Dominique Katramadopoulou, Anna Scrapa, Michail KikkasStructural Analysis:Foteini KaragianniCity:VoulaCountry:GreeceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Panagiotis VoumvakisRecommended ProductsBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXConcealed Blind System – One-BoxDoorsSolarluxBi-Folding Doors – EcolineDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensText description provided by the architects. Sitting at the foot of the Hymettus mountain, the H77 house is a private four storey residential building in Voula, a southern suburb of Athens, Greece. Thanks to its strategic position towards the sea and upper lands, this 300 sq.m. house is designed as an extroverted residence with adaptable features. The design is a result of strict plot specifications, as well as the studio’s admiration of the traditional Japanese origami craft. Hence, the folding surfaces and sharp edges of the final volume interact with the surrounding rocky terrain and natural vegetation.Save this picture!© Panagiotis VoumvakisSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Panagiotis VoumvakisAlthough contrasting at first sight, the diamond origami shape and the environment complement each other without overpowering one another. More specifically, while in some occasions the rocky terrain is flattened and used as a terrace, in others it effortlessly becomes part of the building as a structural feature. The roof is one of the most important elements of the composition. Its prismatic shape allows unconventional geometries to emerge in the interior. In addition, the symmetry creates the impression of a U-turn at the softer end, thus inviting the residents to walk around and explore it from different angles.Save this picture!© Panagiotis VoumvakisSave this picture!© Panagiotis VoumvakisProgram wise, the top floor located inside the prismatic roof contains the master suite, the middle levels include living rooms and the secondary bedrooms, and the lowest floor includes secondary use rooms and a private parking area. The entrance lies at the first floor. The landscape, as mentioned before, is preserved to a great degree, so that the indigenous to Hymettus limestone is visible. Stairs are placed around the house to make sure all areas and levels are accessible and connected. Also, an exterior triangle-shaped pool is placed at the back terrace for more privacy. Lastly, plants that can withstand the local climate are planted to reinforce the natural vegetation.Save this picture!© Panagiotis VoumvakisDue to the location, the studio had to make sure that when roaming around the house, the residents would always enjoy the view of the Saronic Gulf and the Hymettus mountain. For that reason, the folded surfaces are completed with wide glass panels all around the composition. However, to protect H­77 from sun exposure, these large windows are protected by an innovative system of movable aluminum curtains that enhance the bioclimatic quality of the house. These curtains are programmed through an electrical system to optimize natural lighting and ventilation during the day, depending on the hour and season.Save this picture!© Panagiotis VoumvakisProject gallerySee allShow lessTenir Eco Hotels / LevelstudioSelected ProjectsMalevich Installation / OrekhovSelected Projects Share Year: last_img read more

Members of St. Andrew Catholic Church recognize Ash Wednesday

first_imgLinkedin Frank Jackson Facebook New Catholic School to open in Fort Worth ReddIt Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store + posts Twitter Frank Jackson Frank Jackson printMembers of St. Andrews Catholic church recognized the beginning of lent this morning by participating in an Ash Wednesday service.Rev. Tom Stabile of St. Andrew Catholic Church led prayers and the distribution of ashes throughout the service and emphasized the purpose of lent to church members.“It’s a season to remind us that we need to pray, meaning not just say prayers but listen to what God has to say,” said Stabile.Ash Wednesday is celebrated by many sects of Christianity as it marks the beginning of Lent in the liturgical calendar. This year, Lent lasts 46 days leading up to Easter. Stabile said the church has seen non-catholics recognizing the period’s significance over the years.“We also have a lot of people who aren’t Catholic that like coming,” he said. “It’s a way for them to start this season that they do appreciate.”St. Andrew Catholic Church held services throughout the day Wednesday to celebrate with their community. The service included songs and scripture to remind the community of the importance and goals of Ash Wednesday.“It gives us the opportunity to get started on the right foot,” Stabile said.Stabile added that Lent is often associated with the sacrifice of something that distracts us from other things our lives.“From foods, drink… things that we like to watch,” said Stabile, “it’s a way of self-denial so that we are focusing our attention on something else.”These next 46-days allow Christians to get closer to their faith and grow through Christ, said Texas Christian University student Erica Pieper.Pieper said she believes the importance of Lent lies in its ability for people to reset and help others.“Its important to make a sacrifice like God did for us on the cross,” said another member of St. Andrew Catholic Church.The church hosts a program throughout lent asking members to bring canned goods such as chili and spaghetti sauce as part of a food pantry outreach. Stabile also said during the service that members of the church are encouraged to  sacrifice every Wednesday during lent by donating $2 to the food pantry.Stabile added that lent is as much of a personal journey as it is a charitable service to others.“We take what we are fasting from and turn it into a meaningful way that it can be used for the good of someone else,” said Stabile. Facebook The Gideon’s International hands out New Testaments in Fort Worthcenter_img Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature ReddIt Linkedin Frank Jackson Frank Jackson UCC Minister announces resignation to spend time with family Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday Previous articleFWISD plans to reorganize administration, assist teachersNext articleRobert Carr Chapel holds Ash Wednesday service Frank Jackson RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Frank Jackson is a sophomore Journalism major, spanish minor, from Philadelphia Pennsylvania. He is currently a writer for TCU360 and the109. Twitter The Gideon’s International hands out New Testaments in Fort Worthlast_img read more

Iraq bans local printing and distribution of Saudi daily

first_img News IraqMiddle East – North Africa News Organisation December 16, 2020 Find out more Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan IraqMiddle East – North Africa Reporters Without Borders condemns the Iraqi government’s decision to ban the printing and distribution in Iraq of Al-Sharq Al-Awsat, a Saudi-owned pan-Arab daily newspaper.On 14 January, Iraqi security forces raided the company responsible for printing and distributing the newspaper throughout Iraq and ordered it to suspend operations on the grounds that publishing and distributing a newspaper in this way violates Iraqi law. They also confiscated all copies of Al-Sharq Al-Awsat on sale in Iraq.“The relentlessness with which the authorities eliminated the newspaper’s entire issue confirms that the reasons given were just a pretext,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The indefinite ban on Al-Sharq Al-Awsat at time of political tension between Saudi Arabia and Iraq sets a very worrying precedent for freedom information in Iraq. This draconian decision reinforces the impression that Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki’s government is trying to control coverage of current development very closely.“This ban violates article 36 of the constitution, guaranteeing press and printing freedom, and Iraq’s international obligations. We therefore call on the authorities to rescind this prohibition and to respect freedom of information, which is essential for a functioning democracy.”Al-Sharq Al-Awsat’s representatives began negotiations with the authorities with a view to getting the ban lifted. The outcome is not yet known.The growing signs of government hostility towards certain critical news media does not bode well for the already fraught climate for freedom of information in Iraq, where journalists are often the targets of physical attacks by non-state groups. RSF_en Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information center_img News to go further Follow the news on Iraq January 16, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Iraq bans local printing and distribution of Saudi daily RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” December 28, 2020 Find out more February 15, 2021 Find out more Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” Newslast_img read more

Fire Family Foundation Provides Nearly $175,000 in 2015 Assisting Firefighters, Fire Families

first_imgHerbeauty11 Yummy Spices For A Flat TummyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTiger Woods Is ‘Different Man’ 10 Years After ScandalHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeauty Community News As the charitable hand of the Los Angeles-based Firefighters First Credit Union, Fire Family Foundation provided almost $175,000 in assistance to firefighters and fire families in need in 2015.In addition, the Foundation announces that $72,000 has already been committed for 2016 with funds supporting those still recovering from the tragedies and devastation of last year. Serving firefighters, their families and fire victims, the Foundation ensures donations directly support those in need covering medical expenses, mortgage payment and daily living costs; assistance was distributed statewide and sustained numerous individuals and organizations.“The Foundation received overwhelming support in 2015 from the firefighting community and the general public,” commented Mike Mastro, Foundation Board Chair, who serves as President and CEO of Firefighters First. “The Foundation is proud to be of service, reminding those who are grieving, experiencing a crisis or feeling hopeless that they are not alone. We are your fire family and we can help.”The Foundation helped many last year, including:• Family and friends of Wendy, a veteran firefighter/paramedic and 9/11 first responder who passed away from lung cancer; the Foundation underwrote her memorial service• Four-year-old Cecilia who has been battling cancer most of her life• Young firefighter Damien who was injured on the job when a tree limb fell on him leaving him without the use of his legs• Partnering with Oakland Firefighters Random Acts to support 33 firefighters in Northern California who lost their own homes to fire• Jennifer, a firefighter who became a widow unexpectedly when her firefighting husband passed away suddenly• Fire Captain Pete who was critically burned fighting a house fire• Victims of the devastating fires in Middletown, Lake County and other communities in Northern California.Foundation Executive Director Robin McCarthy explained the Foundation’s focus and mission: “In 2015 the Foundation expended nearly $19,000 in burial expenses, with another $80,000 going for mortgage and housing costs. Those are just some costs. We lend a helping hand when victims feel alone and not sure where to turn. We can make a difference to those in need, especially our firefighting community.”The Foundation’s work continues in 2016, reaching out and responding to the fire community in times of need.Learn more at Fire Family Foundation and individuals/organizations that it’s currently helping at Follow Fire Family Foundation on Facebook at Fire Family FoundationFire Family Foundation responds when tragedy affects firefighters and fire victims. A nonprofit founded by Firefighters First Credit Union, Fire Family Foundation offers immediate assistance to firefighters and their families, fire victims, fire departments, and charities. The Foundation believes that by coming together as a “Fire Family,” assistance can be provided to those impacted by fire. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 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. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff Make a comment Community Newscenter_img Subscribe Community News Fire Family Foundation Provides Nearly $175,000 in 2015 Assisting Firefighters, Fire Families Already $72,000 in donations have been committed for 2016 From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, January 25, 2016 | 5:20 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday last_img read more