September 21, 2021

Spain’s coalition government outlines new gambling restrictions

first_img Spain’s gambling sector is set for new restrictions after the country’s coalition government unveiled its plans for the new year. Spain’s coalition government outlines new gambling restrictions Legal & compliance Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Spain’s gambling sector is set for new restrictions after the country’s coalition government unveiled its plans for the new year.The coalition government of parties PSOE and Unidos Podemos have revealed a complete programme for 2020, including ‘urgent regulation of gambling to prevent and curb gambling’.The coalition sets out six specific actions designed to achieve its target, including a regulation of the advertising of gambling and online gambling at the state level and “similar to that of tobacco products”. In 2005, Spain introduced regulations that prohibit tobacco products from sponsorship deals, as well as restrictions on advertising and promotion in the media.The government said it will introduce measures designed to reinforce the player’s self-awareness with the aim of encouraging “healthy consumption practices and to prevent, anticipate or identify the generation of problematic game patterns”.It also said it would work with regions to prevent gambling establishments from opening before 10pm and limit their proximity to schools. Gambling venues will be obliged to display a sign about the dangers of gambling at their entrances, similar to the warnings shown on cigarette packets.Administration fees collected by the government will be allocated towards “preventive, awareness, intervention and control initiatives, as well as to repair the negative effects produced by the game activity”.The government also said operators would be made to play their part in reducing problem gambling.It said: “We will promote the involvement of gambling and betting operators in the development of information, prevention, sensitisation and reparation actions for possible undesirable effects derived from gambling activity.”When plans for severe restrictions on advertising were discussed in 2018, trade group CeJuego’s director general Alejandro Landaluce said the changes “reflect a lack of knowledge about the sector”.Landaluce – whose group represents the likes of Cirsa, Codere and R. Franco – said Spain is “one of the countries with the lowest rate of problem gambling in the world”, with a rate of just 0.3%. He added that some 18% of young Spaniards are addicted to the internet while 7% of the adult population is “addicted to compulsive shopping”.In December, Spain’s regulated online gaming market reported a 5.4% year-on-year increase in gross gaming revenue for the third quarter of 2019, with the growth of online casino again supported by the recovery of the sports betting vertical. Regions: Europe Southern Europe Spaincenter_img Topics: Legal & compliance AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 3rd January 2020 | By contenteditor Email Addresslast_img read more

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Standard Bank Malawi Limited 2015 Abridged Report

first_imgStandard Bank Malawi Limited ( listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2015 abridged results.For more information about Standard Bank Malawi Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Standard Bank Malawi Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Standard Bank Malawi Limited (  2015 abridged results.Company ProfileThe Standard Bank of Malawi is a financial services institution in Malawi providing products and services for personal and business banking, corporate and investment banking, and Treasury and Capital Management. The company provides a wide range of products; from transactional accounts, electronic banking and short- and long-term savings accounts to vehicle and equipment finance, bancassurance, structured finance, corporate lending and foreign exchange. The Standard Bank of Malawi also provides financial services to the government of Malawi, parastatals, financial institutions and international counterparts. It is a subsidiary of Standard Group in South Africa. The organisation was previously known as the Commercial Bank of Malawi and opened its first branch in Limbe in the Blantyre District in 1970. Today, the financial institution has a national footprint with 19 branches in the major towns and cities of Malawi. Standard Bank of Malawi is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Computer Warehouse Group Plc ( Q12016 Interim Report

first_imgComputer Warehouse Group Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Computer Warehouse Group Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Computer Warehouse Group Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Computer Warehouse Group Plc (  2016 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileComputer Warehouse Group Plc is an information and communication technology company in Nigeria offering integrated ICT solutions to commercial enterprises in sub-Saharan Africa. The company operates through three divisions: CWL Systems, DCC Networks and Expert Edge Software. Cloud Services include OpenMall, a platform that aggregates all the stores hosted on an e-commerce platform; and SMERP, an Enterprise Resource Planning platform built to enable small and medium enterprises to manage their business operations efficiently. Software services includes software development and deployment, systems integration, software implementation, software support services and software enhancement and customization. Managed services simplify the management of a customer’s computing environment and optimises operations, reduces IT pressure and helps control costs while improving service levels. IT Infrastructure services is the flagship division of Computer Warehouse Group Plc, providing infrastructure and expertise in the supply, installation, integration and support of IT hardware for middleware systems, ATMs and servers and storage platforms. CWG Training offers training support for hardware and software installations. Computer Warehouse Group Plc has partnered with global IT companies the likes of Oracle, Infosys, Wincor, IBM and VMWare. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Computer Warehouse Group Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Painted House / Jonathan Woolf architects with Bharat Patel

first_img Area:  7500 ft² Photographs Save this picture!© David Grandorge+ 10 Share ArchDaily CopyHouses, Renovation•London, United Kingdom Photographs:  David Grandorge,  Helene Binet Text description provided by the architects. Two typical 1940’s semis in a north London suburb have been restructured to create a 7,500 sqf house for an extended family of eleven people. The practice of combining dwellings in this fashion is commonplace in some communities in the UK, although largely on an ad hoc basis and seldom from an architectural standpoint. Save this picture!©  Helene BinetThe house is shared by two brothers, their young families and their grandparents. Jonathan Woolf architects has been interested for some time in the way that UK construction methods rely on materials that are becoming thinner and thinner whilst at the same time striving to retain their surface material qualities. At the same time they have been studying paint as a material in and of itself. This is not a new phenomenon. The Georgians used paint meticulously to define a range of atmospheres that united several different materials within an ‘over-all’ (or ‘all over’) finish. The 1940’s semi is the perfect foil for these pre-occupations. Save this picture!©  Helene BinetIn this house almost all of the interior surfaces, walls, ceiling, floors and joinery are either painted or laminated to match paint. This lends the conventional shaped volumes an abstract character. The exterior of the old building has been over-clad with insulation, the rear and side finished with a layer of render, and the façade is faced with brick slips, presenting a clearly defined face towards the street, a look which is emphasized by the original window openings, which are retained to maintain the ordinary everyday feel of the traditional suburban semi. Along the sides and to the rear of the building, however, the openings become more expansive. Save this picture!© David GrandorgeThe new building works within the footprint of the existing properties, both of which had been extended previously on one level at the rear and sides of the plot. The new project extrudes these up to two floors together with an inhabited loft within a new roof shell. A steel frame has been inserted at ground level to achieve generous proportioned social spaces on the ground floor, which are of a scale in keeping with the size of this extended family unit, and include recreation and study spaces for the children, a large kitchen, eating and living area with large sliding windows opening onto the rear garden. The ground floor also houses accommodation for the grandparents in a position that reflects their place at the heart of the family unit.Save this picture!© David GrandorgeProject gallerySee allShow lessRuta del Peregrino Phase II CompletedArticlesVideo: Indianapolis Museum of Art Visitors PavilionArticles Share Houses Projects Painted House / Jonathan Woolf architects with Bharat Patel ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardcenter_img United Kingdom Architects: Jonathan Woolf architects with Bharat Patel Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Painted House / Jonathan Woolf architects with Bharat PatelSave this projectSavePainted House / Jonathan Woolf architects with Bharat Patel “COPY” “COPY” CopyAbout this officeJonathan Woolf architects with Bharat PatelOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationDabasLondonHouses3D ModelingUnited KingdomPublished on May 06, 2011Cite: “Painted House / Jonathan Woolf architects with Bharat Patel” 06 May 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardDoorsRaynorThermal Sectional Doors – FlexFamily™SinksBradley Corporation USASinks with WashBar Technology – Verge LVQ SeriesExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingStonesCosentinoNon-slip Treatment – Dekton® Grip +Metal PanelsSherwin-Williams Coil CoatingsValflon® Coating in Edmonton Public LibraryWallcovering / CladdingLinvisibileLinvisibile Boiserie and Skirting Systems | OrizzonteMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMMineral Paint in Beethoven HausWall / Ceiling LightsEureka LightingCeiling Recessed Lights – OutlineFurnitureFrapontWood Furniture and EquipmentMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Painted House / Jonathan Woolf architects with Bharat Patel是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

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Eighty-Seven Park / Renzo Piano Building Workshop

first_imgEighty-Seven Park / Renzo Piano Building WorkshopSave this projectSaveEighty-Seven Park / Renzo Piano Building Workshop Save this picture!Courtesy of Terra, Renderings by The BoundaryWritten by Eric Oh Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ArchDaily United States Residential Architecture CopyLocated in North Beach in Miami, Florida, Eighty Seven Park will be a luxury condominium, and Renzo Piano’s first residential project in the western hemisphere. Set to be completed in 2018, the project seeks to seamlessly blend sky, sea and ground, addressing both the ocean and nearby 35-acre park. Seventy apartments ranging in size from 1400 to 7000 square feet sit atop two lush parks with uninterrupted ocean views. Read more after the break.+ 29Save this picture!Courtesy of Terra, Renderings by The BoundaryEighty Seven Park marks the gateway to Miami Beach, located at the northern city limit near Bal Harbour Shopping, Surfside and Indian Creek. The project, developed closely between Rena Dumas Architecture Intérieure (Paris), West 8 Urban Design & Landscape Architecture (Rotterdam) and Renzo Piano Building Workshop, aims to create a “coastal sanctuary,” enhancing the neighbouring North Shore Park.Save this picture!Courtesy of Terra, Renderings by The BoundaryThe building “will appear to be levitating above the trees,” and feature an “indoor botanical garden with an in-house botanist” in the lobby in addition to a private park and garden and two swimming pools with cabanas and a juice barSave this picture!Courtesy of Terra, Renderings by The BoundarySave this picture!Courtesy of Terra, Renderings by The BoundaryLearn more about the project here.ArchitectsRenzo Piano Building WorkshopLocation8701 Collins Ave, Surfside, FL 33154, USAInterior DesignRena Dumas Architecture InterieureLandscape ArchitectWest 8Project Year2018PhotographsCourtesy of Terra, Renderings by The BoundaryProject gallerySee allShow lessBailo Museum in Treviso / studiomas architetti + Heinz TesarSelected ProjectsUrban Eco House / Tecon ArchitectsSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:8701 Collins Ave, Surfside, FL 33154, USALocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Projects CopyAbout this officeRenzo Piano Building WorkshopOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsUnbuilt ProjectResidential ArchitectureMiamiRenzo PianoCondominiumSurfside3D ArchitectureFloridaUnited StatesPublished on December 20, 2015Cite: Eric Oh. “Eighty-Seven Park / Renzo Piano Building Workshop ” 20 Dec 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Classic™ SeriesVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ AbstractFaucetshansgroheKitchen Mixers – Talis MShower ColumnsAXORShowers – AXOR LampShower by NendoWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsMega-Panel Facade SystemsConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMTable LampsAxolightTable Lights – SkirtDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Glass Pivot Door – Rabel 8700 Slim Super ThermalUrban ShadingPunto DesignPublic Architecture in Residential ComplexExterior DeckingHouse of BambooDecking – BambooAnti-Corrosive CoatingsTIGERPowder Coating – Drylac® Bianco 605More products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Renzo Piano伦佐·皮亚诺在美国的第一个大型住宅项目 87号公园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 Eighty-Seven Park / Renzo Piano Building Workshop “COPY” “COPY”last_img read more

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Holiday Home in Vitznau / alp Architektur Lischer Partner

first_imgArchDaily Photographs Save this picture!© Roger Frei+ 16Curated by Clara Ott Share Switzerland “COPY” Holiday Home in Vitznau / alp Architektur Lischer Partner Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardcenter_img Projects CopyHouses•Vitznau, Switzerland Architects: alp Architektur Lischer Partner Year Completion year of this architecture project 2011 Houses Photographs:  Roger FreiSave this picture!© Roger FreiRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroText description provided by the architects. The clients’ desire was to live in a timber house. However, the challenging geology, the exceptional hillside location and the existing environment prompted us to design a solid construction in which the hard shell of the concrete facade encases and protects the soft core of the timber house. The prefabricated timber frame cassettes were erected, sealed and insulated on site and clad with single skin concrete. The timber construction stands as ‘a house in a house’. In combination with the concrete shell, it was possible to optimise its load bearing dimensions as it does not have to resist any shear forces.Save this picture!© Roger FreiThe clear cubature anchors the house to the hillside. A bridge leads to an open courtyard with a garage and the entrance to the house. The family rooms, such as the dining and living rooms, are situated on the top floor. The bedrooms on the two lower floors are accessed by two opposing staircases. This feature creates a corridor through the structure which leads to various rooms that vary in orientation and have different outlooks.Save this picture!© Roger FreiThe air-blown concrete facade was executed in Wesen gravel that adopts the reddish colour and graininess of the prominent rock face behind the house. The entire wooden casing (floors, walls, ceiling) is executed in larch wood block panels. The timber can also be seen from outside through the openings and recesses. Fixed glazing framed in larch emphasises the impressive views of the Lake Lucerne landscape.Save this picture!© Roger FreiDividing elements and island units, also in larch, were used to zone out the main rooms. A structure with a cloakroom and the rear side of the kitchen divides the area adjacent to the entrance. The living room is complemented by an element housing the fireplace and a media cabinet. Each bedroom contains an en-suite unit with built-in clothes cupboard. Due to this, the holiday home assumes the typology of a hotel room – creating a kind of private holiday hotel.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessFamily Box / CrossboundariesSelected ProjectsV19 Residence / Viraje arquitecturaSelected Projects Share Holiday Home in Vitznau / alp Architektur Lischer PartnerSave this projectSaveHoliday Home in Vitznau / alp Architektur Lischer Partner CopyAbout this officealp Architektur Lischer PartnerOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesVitznauWoodIcebergHousesSwitzerlandPublished on August 18, 2019Cite: “Holiday Home in Vitznau / alp Architektur Lischer Partner” 18 Aug 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse 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 »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Vitznau 假日住宅 / alp Architektur Lischer Partner是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

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Fundraising research summary for April 2015

first_imgFundraising research summary for April 2015 DonorVoice Ask Less, Make More. Turning the “ask more, make more” adage on its head from DonorVoice Meanwhile, other researchThere are a few other research papers or resources that might prove useful to fundraisers.1. What is a Twitter favourite and how significant are they?Not everyone understands favouriting posts in Twitter, and those that do use the facility in a surprising variety of ways, according to More than Liking and Bookmarking? Towards Understanding Twitter Favouriting Behaviour.2. What should European universities teach about philanthropy?You can listen to a webinar from the European Foundation Centre focusing on the future of teaching philanthropy in European universities. It si a conversation between Michiel de Wilde, Director of the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy (ECSP) at Erasmus University, Rotterdam, and Charles Keidan, a Philanthropy Practice Research Fellow at City University London.[youtube height=”450″ width=”800″][/youtube] AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The volume of academic and commercial research that can benefit fundraisers continues to grow. Here is our first attempt to create a monthly summary of those that we have come across.1. Optimum length of email campaignsA blog post from email marketing platform ConstantContact reports on How Long Should Your Email Be? New Data for Nonprofit Associations, Membership Organizations, and Religious Organizations?“Nonprofit associations saw the highest click-through rates for emails with 25 lines of text. These click-through rates decreased gradually for emails that exceed 30 lines of text”. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.center_img 2. The dilemma of using pictures of bearded men to support homeless fundraising appealsShould fundraisers use stereotypical images that perform well in terms of generating income to support fundraising appeals? For example, bearded men convey homelessness to donors well and generate donations, but they’re not representative of the majority of homeless people.Drawing What Homelessness Looks Like: Using Creative Visual Methods as a Tool of Critical Pedagogy by Jon Dean at Sheffield Hallam University was published in Sociological Research Online.It derives from earlier research by Dr Beth Breeze and J Dean – Pictures of Me: user views on their representation in homelessness fundraising appeals published in the International Journal of Non-profit and Voluntary Sector Marketing.Jeff Brooks comments:“If you’re a fundraiser, your job is to raise funds. It’s not to change the way people think… Effective fundraisers meet donors where they are. Not where they want them to be”.3. Workers’ support for employers’ favoured social and charitable causesAre workers motivated by the greater good? According to research by Mirco Tonin of the University of Southampton and IZA (Germany), “employees show more commitment to an employer that promotes the greater good, and they work harder too”.Workers care about employers’ social causes, but “there is evidence for the public sector that paying people more or underlining the career opportunities (as opposed to the social aspects) associated with public sector jobs is instrumental in attracting a more productive workforce, without having a negative impact on intrinsic motivation”.4. Male donors respond better to fundraising appeals about poverty that focus on their self-interestAccording to the US authors of What drives the gender gap in charitable giving? Lower empathy leads men to give less to poverty relief, “we found that men reported less willingness to give money or volunteer time to a poverty relief organisation, gaps that were mediated by men’s lower reported feelings of empathy toward others”.However, they managed to re-align this gender gap when they tested “framing poverty as an issue that negatively affects all Americans”, suggesting that “while men were generally less motivated by empathy, they responded to a framing that recast charitable giving as consistent with their self-interest”.Similar reframing of the message on women however had the opposite effect, resulting in discouraging them from giving.5. Ask Less, Make More. Turning the “ask more, make more” adage on its head.DonorVoice argue that “ask more, make more” clearly doesn’t work, as fundraisers are doing exactly that but total charitable income is not increasing. Looking at average revenue and net income from appeals, “Both go down, a lot, as we increase the number of appeals”.“The reality is you can ask less, make same for some donors and spend less and net more for many other donors on the file”. If you respond to donors’ stated preferences and intent (about e.g. number of communications and asks received) then, DonorVoice argues, you can move from “ask more, make the same” to “ask more, make more”.You can view the full whitepaper here: Howard Lake | 10 April 2015 | News Tagged with: Research / statistics  27 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

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Dangers of covering corruption in Erdoğan’s Turkey

first_imgReporters Without Borders (RSF) was itself censored just for referring to a sensational Paradise Papers press case. On 3 July, an Istanbul court ordered the blocking of an RSF tweet announcing that the independent daily Cumhuriyet was being sued by President Erdoğan’s powerful son-in-law, Berat Albayrak, who was recently appointed finance minister. July 17, 2018 Dangers of covering corruption in Erdoğan’s Turkey News Follow the news on Turkey The already worrying state of Turkey’s media has become critical since that abortive coup. Around 150 media outlets have been closed, mass trials are being held and the country now holds the world record for the number of professional journalists detained. Turkey is ranked 157th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. A successful suit would put Cumhuriyet’s survival in even greater danger as the newspaper already has major financial problems and is still being tried on a charge of “support for terrorist organizations.” Dangerous investigative reporting She is currently being sued for a total of 3 million Turkish lira (530,000 euros) in two cases for drawing attention to apparently rigged government contracts. She discovered that the same company systematically won contracts ranging from the Istanbul metro to some profitable tomato export deals. RSF went to Ankara for the first hearing on 19 June. The case is due to resume at the end of the year. Albayrak is suing Cumhuriyet, a member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, over revelations about offshore investments that it published as part of its Paradise Papers coverage. April 28, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Paradise Papers on trial this week Help by sharing this information Cumhuriyet reported in November 2017 that Yıldırım’s two sons were the main beneficiaries of five shipping companies registered in Malta for tax optimisation purposes. Without denying the report, the family brought a suit against the newspaper accusing it of trying to “create a false and partial perception by public opinion.” to go further Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit Corruption has become an extremely sensitive story ever since the government was shaken in December 2013 by a major scandal that the authorities now portray as an initial destabilization manoeuvre by the Gülen movement prior to the July 2016 coup attempt. Sarı is also facing a possible six-year jail sentence in a trial about her coverage of the Paradise Papers revelations about President Erdoğan’s son-in-law and his family, in which the verdict is expected on 25 September. RSF’s Turkey representative, Erol Önderoğlu, observed the latest hearing on 13 June. TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists CorruptionConflicts of interestJudicial harassmentEconomic pressureFreedom of expression Çiğdem Toker, a journalist who joined Cumhuriyet in 2013 when the newspaper Akşam was placed under state control, is also often in court. Regarded as one of Turkish investigative journalism’s leading figures, she has specialized in scrutinizing major construction projects such as Istanbul’s third airport that are touted by the government as prosperity symbols. The Cumhuriyet journalists being sued by the finance minister, Pelin Ünker and Orhan Erinç, will also be in court tomorrow in a suit brought by former Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım’s family, which is seeking 500,000 Turkish lira (90,000 euros) in damages. TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists CorruptionConflicts of interestJudicial harassmentEconomic pressureFreedom of expression News Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor Çağrı Sarı, the former editor of the left-wing daily Evrensel, and cartoonist Sefer Selvi are due in court on 19 July in connection with their coverage of the same story, for which they are being sued for 40,000 Turkish lira (7,000 euros). Selvi’s cartoon made fun of a repeated statement by Yıldırım: “I have always kept my sons at a distance from affairs of state.” Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law Receive email alerts “It’s the political trials that often make the headlines but investigative journalism is also being persecuted. We urge the Turkish authorities to stop branding it as ‘destructive’ and ‘anti-patriotic’ and instead to protect it in the name of the common good.” “Like many citizens, I earn the minimum wage and I pay my taxes,” Sarı said. “I don’t see why this country’s leaders can be exempted from this obligation and allowed to evade taxes. Ninety-five percent of the media don’t address these issues. Do the courts expect us to do the same? That’s out of the question!” Credit: ICIJ News Organisation News April 2, 2021 Find out more “The decision to censor a tweet about a trial and about civil society solidarity with the defendants shows the degree to which coverage of corruption is now off limits in Turkey,” said Johann Bihr, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. Several investigative journalists are to appear in court this week in Turkey in connection with their Paradise Papers coverage but, despite a massive purge, a handful of independent media continue to put their survival at risk by doing investigative reporting on corruption. April 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Steve Demetriou Appointed Chairman of the Jacobs Board; Linda Fayne Levinson Named Lead Director

first_img Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Steve Demetriou (l) and Linda Fayne Johnson (r)Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. announced today Steven J. Demetriou, Jacobs’ president and CEO, has been appointed to the additional position of chairman of the board effective immediately. Demetriou becomes the third chairman in the company’s 69 year history. Noel G. Watson, presently the non-executive chair, will retire from that position but remain on the board. Concurrently, Jacobs announced its board of directors has elected Linda Fayne Levinson to serve as lead director.“The board concluded it is in the best interest of the company and its shareholders to combine the roles of chairman and CEO,” said Watson. “As chairman and CEO, Steve can more effectively deal with our major global customers and their large projects,” Watson added.Watson joined Jacobs in 1965 and served as chief executive officer of the company from November 1992 to April 2006. He also served as the company’s president from 1987 to 2002. Levinson has been a Jacobs director since 1996. As lead director, among several responsibilities, she will serve as the board’s central point of communication with the chairman and CEO and preside over executive sessions of the independent directors.“As CEO, Noel led Jacobs through a period of tremendous growth and business success, strengthened critical client relationships and established the diverse and global company we have today,” said Levinson. “As chairman, Noel refreshed the board membership and brought important industry expertise to the board,” added Levinson.“I’m honored to step into the lead director role. I am confident the lead director structure, combined with our strong, independent and fully-engaged board members, will ensure Jacobs’ tradition of sound corporate governance. Along with my board colleagues, I look forward to working with Steve to forge a new strategy and create value for our shareholders.”Jacobs is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of full-spectrum technical, professional and construction services for industrial, commercial and government organizations globally. The company employs 60,000 people and operates in more than 30 countries around the world. For more information, visit Subscribe Business News Steve Demetriou Appointed Chairman of the Jacobs Board; Linda Fayne Levinson Named Lead Director From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, July 28, 2016 | 2:41 pm Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News More Cool Stuff 19 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News center_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  HerbeautyAt 9 Years Old, This Young Girl Dazzled The World Of FashionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBollywood Star Transformations: 10 Year ChallengeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Things A Man Will Do Only If He Really Loves YouHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeauty First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Darrel Done BusinessVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a comment 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. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Higher rents show government needs a reality check on housing

first_imgJan O’SullivanLIMERICK people in search of rental accommodation will find no comfort in the latest report from property website — with an annual increase of 17.1 per cent — the highest in the country.Limerick City TD and Labour Party spokesperson on Housing, Jan O’Sullivan claims that the figures illustrate the absolute failure of the Government’s Rent Pressure Zone (RPZ) model to slow the pace of increases in the rental market. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “The report, showing an annual average rent rise of 11.5 per cent, clearly illustrates that current measures are not working and Government needs to be a lot more radical to protect renters,” she declared.“The Labour Party has introduced legislation to the Dáil that would, amongst other measures, see the Residential Tenancies Board publishing actual rents so that new tenants would know if unlawful increases were being charged. Our legislation will also extend rent pressure zones throughout the entire country.“The situation in Limerick, which remains outside the Rent Pressure Zones, shows how necessary extending the rent pressure zone nationwide is, as Limerick’s annual increase is 17.1 per cent, higher than anywhere else in the country.“The Dublin figure of 12.4 per cent also shows that, even within Rent Pressure Zones, urgent changes are required.“The rate of rent increases is completely out of control with no reference towards affordability, salaries or the inflation rate in the economy as a whole. This Government needs to take a reality check and wake up to the fact that thousands of people are frightened that they will be the next to be faced with homelessness. Their ideological objection to intervening in the market can no longer be maintained,” she said.The latest Daft report indicates that for the twenty third quarter in a row rents have risen and – despite a nominal cap of rent increases of four per cent – the annual rate of rental inflation has been above ten per cent nationwide for over two years.“Rents have now risen by 70 per cent on average from their lowest point. Across the country, rents are significantly higher than a decade ago, even though general prices have hardly moved at all in the same period,” Ronan Lyons of explained. Print Email Advertisement Twitter Facebookcenter_img Linkedin NewsHigher rents show government needs a reality check on housingBy Alan Jacques – May 10, 2018 1263 WhatsApp Previous articlePaddy Mulcahy: From Water EPNext articleTeaching award for University of Limerick lecturer Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ielast_img read more

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