GC working groups agree to ban under-25s from VIP schemes

first_img Regions: UK & Ireland AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Marketing & affiliates Slots Tags: Online Gambling Slot Machines Gamblers aged 25 and under will be banned from joining operators’ VIP schemes in the UK while those permitted to join will be subject to new controls, as part of a series of voluntary reforms intended to reduce gambling-related harm in Great Britain. Gamblers aged 25 and under will be banned from joining operators’ VIP schemes in the UK while those permitted to join will be subject to new controls, as part of a series of voluntary reforms intended to reduce gambling-related harm in Great Britain.The new restrictions on VIP schemes were announced alongside significant changes to advertising practices, as well as new guidelines for game design, including a minimum 2.5-second slot spin speed.The Gambling Commission will now launch a consultation on adding the restrictions agreed upon by operators to the Licensing Conditions and Codes of Practice (LCCP). However, it expects Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) members to restrict and prevent under-25s from joining high-value customer schemes within three months. Furthermore, all customers eligble to join VIP schemes will be required to pass a series of checks relating to spend, safer gambling and enhanced due diligence, before they can take advantage of incentives. Reward programmes will also be required to have full audit trails, detailing operators’ decision-making processes and specifiying management oversight and accountability. VIP schemes have proved particularly controversial, after Gambling Commission data published in January this year revealed that while just 2% of customers at nine leading operators are VIPs, they account for 83% of deposits.This agreement was reached through one of three industry working groups established by the Commission in January this year, involving over 30 operators and suppliers, and coordinated by the BGC. This saw the Commission run workshops with those that had experienced gambling related harm first-hand, supported by input from problem gambling charity GamCare and its service users. The VIP working group was led by GVC Holdings, while Sky Betting and Gaming oversaw a group looking at changes to advertising practices, while efforts to develop new standards for responsible game design were led by Scientific Games and Playtech.Through these working groups, further changes to advertising practices and processes, and changes to game design, have also been agreed.The advertising working group’s efforts have resulted in the industry committing to taking action to reduce the amount of online advertising seen by children, young people and vulnerable adults.These actions include compiling a list of common “negative search terms” such as those around self-exclusion. The industry also agreed to gather “better and more consistent” data, in order to make sure that targeted ads do not target vulnerable groups.Like VIP schemes, the industry agreed that social media and “pay-per-click” (PPC) advertising should also only be targeted at those aged 25 or over when possible. Gambling-related YouTube channels and content must also feature age restrictions going forward.In addition, the industry also said that it would adopt and send to all affiliates a new code of conduct, which the Commission said will be amended and updated regularly.The industry working group added that it would establish a permanent cross-industry Adtech Forum, which it said would “ensure an on-going focus on making further progress in this area, including conducting and evaluating trials of advertising technology”.The Gambling Commission said it was satisfied with these commitments and would expect them to be enforced from July.The game design working working group, meanwhile, agreed to set a minimum spin time of 2.5 seconds for all slot games. It has also committed to removing features which “may encourage intensive play”, including slam stops and turbo buttons, as well as split screen slots which the Commission said were “associated with potential loss of control”.A more detailed plan of work is to be released in September 2020, alongside a final code of conduct.However, the regulator said that it believed the group needed to do more work to remove harm in the area of game design.“The Gambling Commission’s view is that while some progress has been made, this work must now go further and faster, in particular around using demographics and behaviours to indicate risk,” it said. “The Gambling Commission will now consult on the priority areas for immediate action as soon as possible.”“By working together with operators and seeking the views of people with lived experience of gambling harm we have been able to make significant progress, although there is always more to do,” Gambling Commision chief executive Neil McArthur added. “We will now consult on the necessary changes to our rule book to ensure all operators have to meet the new standards.”Brigid Simmonds, chair of industry body the Betting and Gaming Council, said she was pleased to see the industry come together to help tackle key problem areas.“I am pleased with our members’ hard work and continued commitment to delivering substantial progress on the three safer gambling challenges set by the Gambling Commission on high value customers, advertising and game design,” Simmonds said. “These measures, along with our recently announced 10 pledge action plan for Covid-19 safer gambling and our 22 industry safer gambling commitments, will significantly transform and improve the environment for our customers and the wider public.“We agree with the Gambling Commission that there is still more work to do and we will rise to the ongoing challenge.”McArthur said it was important that the changes were implemented quickly.“We have been encouraged by the progress on VIP incentives, safer advertising and safer products,” McArthur said. “We set these challenges in order to deliver real and rapid change for consumers in key areas of risk. However, it is important these commitments are implemented as soon as possible. It should not take months to implement safeguards many would expect to be in place already.”McArthur added that the implementation of the new rules may be difficult for some operators while many are still affected by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.“I recognise that the Covid-19 outbreak will impact on next steps and actions, in particular land-based operators,” McArthur said. “I welcome the fact that the operators involved and the BGC have remained committed to progressing this work during these difficult times. That is a positive sign of their commitment to make the industry safer.“Ultimately actions speak louder than words and any operator that does not put consumer safety first will find itself a target for enforcement action.” 1st April 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle GC working groups agree to ban under-25s from VIP schemes Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address Casino & gameslast_img read more

Jubilee Holdings Limited (JUB.ke) 2006 Annual Report

first_imgJubilee Holdings Limited (JUB.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2006 annual report.For more information about Jubilee Holdings Limited (JUB.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Jubilee Holdings Limited (JUB.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Jubilee Holdings Limited (JUB.ke)  2006 annual report.Company ProfileJubilee Holdings Limited is an investment holding company primarily operating in the insurance sector; with subsidiaries in Kenya, Burundi, Mauritius, Tanzania, Uganda and Pakistan. The company underwrites life and non-life insurance risks associated with death, disability, health, property and liability. Jubilee Holdings offers general insurance products which cover engineering, fire, marine, motor, personal accident, theft, workmen’s compensation and employer’s liability. The company also issues a portfolio of investment contracts to provide asset management solutions for savings and retirement funds. Other interests include fund management, property development and management, and power generation which includes providing fiber optic broadband cable connectivity services. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Jubilee Holdings Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Access Bank Limited (ACCESS.ng) Q12014 Presentation

first_imgAccess Bank Limited (ACCESS.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2014 presentation results for the first quarter.For more information about Access Bank Limited (ACCESS.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Access Bank Limited (ACCESS.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Access Bank Limited (ACCESS.ng)  2014 presentation results for the first quarter.Company ProfileAccess Bank Plc is a leading financial institution offering banking products and services for the retail, private, corporate and institutional and non-institutional sectors in Africa and Europe. The company offers solutions for corporate and investment banking, commercial banking, personal banking and business banking. In addition to transactional banking, Access Bank Plc offers cash management and treasury services, project and structured finance, supply chain and trade finance as well as insurance, brokerage services, liquidity management and debt management programmes. The company was established in 1989 and has grown its national and international footprint to approximately 300 branches. Access Bank Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Access Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Coronavirus: why I’d buy stocks during this market volatility

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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. 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. The market volatility caused by coronavirus could produce some of the best buying opportunities in many years for long-term investors. Certainly, there are potential risks ahead. The world economy faces one of its biggest-ever challenges, and may experience a prolonged period of disappointing growth.However, many high-quality businesses are likely to survive such a period. Buying them now while they offer wide margins of safety, and holding them for the long run, could yield high returns.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…Market volatilityThe past performance of the stock market suggests the best buying opportunities occur when market volatility is at its highest. During such periods, many investors become increasingly fearful about the prospects for their portfolios. This can mean demand across the investment community for equities declines, thereby causing stock prices to fall.In some cases, investor caution towards the stock market is warranted, since some stocks may not survive an economic shock. But the wider market has a strong track record of recovering from its downturns. Therefore, investors who can live with the potential for disappointing performance from their portfolios in the short run, while sentiment among their peers is weak, could benefit from long-term recoveries that boosts the performance of their portfolios.High-quality stocksAs mentioned, not all companies survive recessions. Therefore, it’s imperative that investors focus their capital on those businesses that have a high chance of survival. They’re likely to include established businesses with long track records of delivering improving profitability in a wide range of operating conditions. They may also include companies with low debt levels, strong cash flow and wide economic moats. These protect them from the potential for lower sales and profitability in the coming months.Although such companies may trade at higher prices than their weaker peers, paying a premium for a high-quality stock could be a prudent move. It may substantially lower your overall risks, and still leave a large amount of capital growth potential over the long run.Buy-and-holdBuying stocks during the current period of high market volatility is just one part of successfully capitalising on lower valuations. To maximise your returns, holding stocks for a long time period may be necessary. It could take many years for the world economy to overcome its current challenges. It coiuld also take time for the strongest businesses within a specific industry to extend their dominance over weaker peers.Therefore, a buy-and-hold strategy could be a sound means of capitalising on current market volatility and the likely recovery potential of the stock market.Historically, it’s been a successful strategy that has helped many investors to take advantage of uncertain market conditions. Although the world economy may be facing an unprecedented crisis, it could do likewise over the coming years and may lead to a significant improvement in your financial situation. Image source: Getty Images. See all posts by Peter Stephenslast_img read more

House in Playa del Carmen / YUPANA Arquitectos

first_imgHouse in Playa del Carmen / YUPANA ArquitectosSave this projectSaveHouse in Playa del Carmen / YUPANA Arquitectos ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/614238/house-in-playa-del-carmen-yupana-arquitectos Clipboard Save this picture!Courtesy of Condominios F&F+ 18 Share ArchDaily House in Playa del Carmen / YUPANA Arquitectos Houses “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/614238/house-in-playa-del-carmen-yupana-arquitectos Clipboard “COPY” Projects Architects: YUPANA Arquitectos Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Chincha Alta, Peru 2014 Peru Collaborators:Andrea Cruzalegui, Julissa Casas, Domenica Lecca.Construction:Grupo Fundo Doña Pancha.Structures:Grupo Fundo Doña Pancha.Electrical:Grupo Fundo Doña Pancha.Plumbing:Grupo Fundo Doña Pancha.Interiors:Elena VargasDeveloper:Condominios F&F.Client:Grupo Fundo Doña Pancha.Site Area:439.80 m².Project Architects:Martín Montañez, Eduardo AcuñaCity:Chincha AltaCountry:PeruMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of Condominios F&FRecommended ProductsDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteText description provided by the architects. Between Pisco and Chincha Baja there is a major real estate development comprised of weekend houses on the oceanfront, due to the good weather and good accessibility from Lima, which will be consolidated when the new motorway from Lima to Pisco opens in 2016.Save this picture!Courtesy of Condominios F&FFrom the conception of the project, we sought to create a different concept of beach house through the materials and spatial composition. For this purpose we took into account the labor resources and construction techniques of the site, optimized by specialists, to carry out the project, resulting in a house made entirely of wood, bamboo and thatch. By using local labor and resources, the construction time and budget were reduced considerably.Save this picture!PlanThe house brings a very specific requirement, since it is a typical model for the rest of houses in the condominium with a series of possible variations in design, including most importantly, its modularity and allowing under the same structural base a series of future extensions with the same final result. To achieve this, the porches and structures are proposed as a grid.Save this picture!Courtesy of Condominios F&FThe design of the house is generated from the concept of inhabiting an outdoor space facing the sea. The climate in this part of the coast allows one to occupy spaces devoid of walls or partitions during much of the year, during summer it is only necessary to find shade and ventilation. Under this premise, the house is planned as a parallelepiped on one level, as a base, elevated one meter off the ground in order to isolate the structure from sand moisture. This volume houses basic functions and service spaces, such as secondary bedrooms, bathrooms, laundry, kitchen and living room. All spaces are articulated through an exterior ventilated corridor, which obtains privacy through a bamboo lattice. This corridor connects with a staircase leading to the second level.Save this picture!PlanOn this base, on the second floor, taking advantage of the views, are the main areas of the house, a large covered terrace where the social activities take place, and a master bedroom with a private terrace at the back of the property. The entire second floor is covered by a light tall palm structure celebrating the most important room in the house.Save this picture!Courtesy of Condominios F&FThe end result is a house similar to a boat stranded on the beach, with an open space on the deck that relates its occupants directly with the landscape.Project gallerySee allShow lessAntara I Corporate Building / Sordo Madaleno ArquitectosSelected ProjectsVenice Biennale 2016: 5 Proposals Shortlisted for Australian PavilionArchitecture News Share Year:  CopyAbout this officeYUPANA ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesChincha AltaPeruPublished on April 01, 2015Cite: “House in Playa del Carmen / YUPANA Arquitectos” [Casa en Playa del Carmen / YUPANA Arquitectos] 01 Apr 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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BP Tower / Cadaval & Solà-Morales

first_img Eduardo Cadaval & Clara Solà-Morales Photographs:  Sandra Pereznieto, Paul Citron Apartments “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/949130/bp-tower-cadaval-and-sola-morales Clipboard CopyApartments•Mexico City, Mexico Photographs ArchDaily BP Tower / Cadaval & Solà-MoralesSave this projectSaveBP Tower / Cadaval & Solà-Morales Lead Architects: “COPY” BP Tower / Cadaval & Solà-Moralescenter_img 2019 Year:  Architects: Cadaval & Solà-Morales Area Area of this architecture project Projects Client:Marhnos HabitatStructural Engineering:Alonso y AsociadosCollaborators:Eduardo Alegre, Alberto García Garrido, Tereza Díaz, Lara Alcaina Pozo, Othmane Laraki, Angie Oteiza, Berta Marti, Adria Matarranz. Gala Nuñez, Joan Gallego, Miguel Angel Carrasco, Helena Sanjuan, Hugo MartínezCity:Mexico CityCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Sandra PereznietoRecommended ProductsResidential ApplicationsCymat Technologies Ltd.Hudson Valley Home, USA – Alusion™ Stabilized Aluminum FoamWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeText description provided by the architects. The towers and the patio The Building is located in Polanco, one of the centers of greatest urban intensity in Mexico City. It consists of 3 independent towers that are articulated to generate a central patio that allows the construction of a community space that constitutes the identity of the complex and is qualified by its friendly proportions for the scale of the building. The patio allows all units to have a double orientation, and therefore the ensures cross ventilation of the apartments, and with it, the possibility of thermal control with passive systems. The building was born from the desire to be a project open to the city. Generating the maximum number of linear meters of façade, and trying to ensure that they have the best possible orientation to guarantee the best possible thermal and light contribution to each and every one of the departments. At the same time, the will to define an efficient and economic construction system, based on the definition of dimensions that avoid large gaps and therefore structural cost overruns. Each of the 10 plants of the project has 4 departments; Along with two apartments that enjoy a private patio on the ground floor, the project has a total of 40 units. The apartments are distributed around the central patio, totally consolidating its north facade, and opening to the south. The location of two vertical cores, as efficient in their operation as possible, act as a hinge between the departments.Save this picture!© Sandra PereznietoApartments: The design of the apartments seeks the construction of the quality of each of the spaces of that integrates them based on their spatial, light and view qualities and not on the finishes. Thus, the apartments are designed to make the public spaces of the home as transparent and open as possible. The distribution of the departments is designed to concentrate the downspouts and ventilation at specific points, in order to grant maximum flexibility to future alterations to the distribution. Finally, the project seeks to maximise the distribution of the units, and uses the more public spaces in the apartments as distributors, thus avoiding the existence of corridors.Save this picture!© Paul CitronSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Paul CitronRoof Garden and Collective Areas: The roof has a big pergola that unifies the experience of the terrace and shade the area. Different areas are proposed, characterized by small provisions for the whole. Thus there is an area for barbecue grills and an area with tables. The vegetation foreseen on the roof aims to add quality and comfort to the terrace. The patio is a catalyst of light, heat and views for all the apartments, but it is also the heart of the project: what will build the identity of the place.This central zone has an extension of vegetation and trees; Being a private and interior area, isolated from the street, it can be a rest and play area for children, as well as a small lung for the whole complex. The gymnasium and a small rest or reception area open onto this central space, which is projected as an area of vegetation and color that also serves as a connection to the access area of the building.Save this picture!© Paul CitronSave this picture!Street elevationSave this picture!© Paul CitronDepartamentos. El diseño de los departamentos busca la construcción de la calidad de cada uno de los espacios de la vivienda basado en su calidad espacial, lumínica y de vistas, y no en el diseño de sus acabados. Así, los departamentos están diseñados para construir los espacios públicos de la vivienda lo más diáfanos y abiertos posibles. La distribución de los departamentos está pensada para concentrar los bajantes de agua y ventilación en puntos específicos, de forma a otorgar la máxima flexibilidad a alteraciones futuras de la distribución. Finalmente, el proyecto busca eficientar al máximo la distribución de las viviendas, y utiliza los espacios más públicos de la vivienda como distribuidores, evitando así la existencia de pasillos.Save this picture!© Sandra PereznietoSave this picture!Constructive sectionSave this picture!© Paul CitronRoof Garden y zonas colectivas. En la parte superior de la cubierta se define una pérgola que unifica la experiencia de la terraza y de sombra. Se plantean zonas diferentes, caracterizadas por pequeñas dotaciones para el conjunto. Así existe una zona de parrillas para barbacoas y una zona con mesas. La vegetación que se prevé en la cubierta, pretende añadir calidad y confort a la terraza.Save this picture!© Sandra PereznietoEl patio pretende ser un catalizador de luz, calor y vistas para la totalidad de los departamentos, pero también es el corazón del proyecto: aquello que construirá la identidad del lugar. Se prevé que habrá en esta zona central una pequeña extensión de vegetación, y algunos árboles; al ser una zona privada e interior, aislada de la calle, puede ser una zona de descanso y de juego de los niños, así como un pequeño pulmón para todo el conjunto. El gimnasio y una pequeña zona de descanso o recepción, se abren a este espacio central, que se proyecta como una zona de vegetación y color que sirve también de conexión con el area de acceso del edificio.Save this picture!© Sandra PereznietoProject gallerySee allShow lessPortalen Pavilion / Map13 Barcelona + Summum Engineering + Edyta AugustynowiczSelected ProjectsSJ XVIII House / Minimal StudioSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Polanco, Polanco I Secc, Mexico City, CDMX, MexicoLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Save this picture!© Sandra Pereznieto+ 41Curated by Clara Ott Share Area:  10500 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/949130/bp-tower-cadaval-and-sola-morales Clipboard CopyAbout this officeCadaval & Solà-MoralesOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsOn FacebookMexicoPublished on October 08, 2020Cite: “BP Tower / Cadaval & Solà-Morales” [Torre BP / Cadaval & Solà-Morales] 08 Oct 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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More Expansion at Beck’s Hybrids Headquarters

first_img More Expansion at Beck’s Hybrids Headquarters Home Indiana Agriculture News More Expansion at Beck’s Hybrids Headquarters SHARE Becks-expands-in-AtlantaBeck’s Hybrids in Atlanta, Indiana is expanding again, and this time the plan revolves around production and processing operations at the Atlanta headquarters. A new soybean processing facility plus seed drying equipment and warehouses put the project at $62 million.Beck’s has locations all over the Midwest, but CEO Sonny Beck said this expansion is here in Indiana because the state really does live up to its reputation.“It is the easiest state to do business with in the Midwest, and I believe its reputation is #5 in the U.S.” he said. That’s from a regulatory standpoint. That’s from the standpoint of cost of doing business, and just the speed of getting things done.”He credited state and local officials for infrastructure improvements that allow for the doubling of capacity in Atlanta.“The Indiana Economic Development Corporation as well as our Hamilton County Council and Commissioners recognized four years ago that they needed to connect St. Road 31 and St. Road 19 with a good road that can support business, support the local communities of Atlanta and Arcadia, and support people who live in that area getting to a major thoroughfare to get to work.”This expansion at Beck’s headquarters, expected to be completed by 2022, moves processing capacity from three million to six million units per year over the next six years. The 221’ x 300’ facility will feature a seven-story, standalone processing tower, five new warehouses for seed and equipment storage, as well as office space. Starting this year, the company expects to hire 60 additional employees at this location.“As we continue to grow and expand, with a footprint now in 11 states, we are driven by the increasing demands of our customers who want more high performing products suited for their acres,” said Scott Beck, president of Beck’s. “This investment will allow us to more efficiently process additional units of quality soybeans each year to help meet the needs of our current and future customers.”In order to support the sales and distribution of the additional soybean production, Beck’s will hire additional farmer dealers in Indiana and other states to support farmers throughout the Midwest.(Sonny Beck audio courtesy of Inside Indiana Business) Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleEthanol Policy Discussed at Indiana Corn’s High Octane Fuel SummitNext articleMore Expansion at Beck’s Hybrids Headquarters on the HAT Monday Morning Edition Andy Eubank By Andy Eubank – May 5, 2019 last_img read more

Introducing RSF’s #WeeklyAddress on US press freedom

first_img NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say June 3, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information United StatesAmericas Condemning abusesProtecting sources News to go further WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Organisation United StatesAmericas Condemning abusesProtecting sources Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is deeply troubled by the increased hostility towards journalists in the United States. Just as President Donald Trump addresses the American people each week on social media, RSF has decided to start its own #WeeklyAddress, revealing the main threats and attacks against the press that have occurred in such a short period of time. News Follow the news on United States News June 7, 2021 Find out more Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says May 22, 2017 Introducing RSF’s #WeeklyAddress on US press freedom Here are the most troubling attacks on press freedom that occurred during the week of May 15 – 21:1) Last Tuesday, The New York Times reported that President Donald Trump suggested in February that former F.B.I. Director James Comey consider imprisoning journalists who publish classified information. The White House did not respond on Wednesday when asked if Trump supports the imprisonment of journalists who report stories based on leaks. “Suggesting that the government should prosecute journalists for the publication of classified information is very menacing, and I think that’s exactly what they intend,” said Martin Baron, executive editor of The Washington Post. “It’s an act of intimidation.” 2) A reporter said he was manhandled by a security guard and forced to leave the FCC headquarters during a public hearing on net neutrality last Thursday. John M. Donnelly, a veteran correspondent for CQ Roll Call, said he was trailed by security guards throughout the meeting, despite displaying his press pass and carrying a recorder and notepad, according to a National Press Club news release. The FCC and the security guard in question have since released statements apologizing to Donnelly. The week prior, journalist Dan Heyman was arrested at the West Virginia capitol building while attempting to ask US Health Secretary Tom Price a question. 3) After President Donald Trump received a ceremonial saber from the graduating class at the Coast Guard Academy’s commencement last Wednesday, Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly was caught on a hot mic joking, “Use that on the press, sir,” to which Trump laughed and replied, “Yeah, that’s right.” Their exchange followed Trump’s keynote address at the commencement, during which he claimed that no politician has ever been treated “worse or more unfairly” by the media. 4) President Trump is considering decreasing the number of on-camera briefings, according to a senior White House official. This follows President Donald Trump’s threats to cancel future White House press briefings in a pair of tweets on May 12. In an interview with FOX Newsthat same day Trump reiterated this possibility “for the sake of accuracy.” “Well, just don’t have them,” He said. “Unless I have them every two weeks and I do them myself, we don’t have them. I think it’s a good idea.”5) The American press was excluded on Sunday from a press conference during President Trump’s first official visit abroad. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson held a press conference in Saudi Arabia with his counterpart, foreign minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir, though only foreign journalists were present. A State Department spokesperson apologized and said there was “not enough time to alert or make arrangements for US media to participate.” “RSF is alarmed by the overt hostility President Trump and others in his administration have exhibited toward the press in recent weeks,” says Margaux Ewen, Advocacy and Communications Director for RSF’s North America office. “We are seeing a direct correlation between these hostile remarks and shocking incidents of intimidation and physical force. This is unacceptable in the country of the First Amendment.”The United States ranks 43rd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index after falling 2 places in the last year. For the latest updates, follow RSF on twitter @RSF_en.Image credit: SAUL LOEB / AFP News RSF_en April 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Guns and drugs washed away in the floods

first_img Previous articlePublic urged to exercise caution during stormy weatherNext articleFlooded homes due for demolition will not be rebuilt Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Print Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsGuns and drugs washed away in the floodsBy Staff Reporter – February 9, 2014 1259 TAGScollopyCrimedrugsfloodsMusic Limerick Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch Andrew CareySign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up [email protected] Collopy crime family and its associates have been identified as some of the biggest losers in the wake of last week-end’s flooding at the Island Field.During their period of criminal activity over the past decade, the gang bought over two dozen houses in the St Mary’s Park area for prices ranging up to €6,000.“Key money” was paid by gang members to the former owners who were told to leave their homes.Files and title deeds were not be handed when gang members and their associates took possession of the houses. Many of the former owners were believed to have owed the gang money or had accrued debts through money lending or drug dealing.As paper trails are non-existent, determining the exact number of houses that the Collopy gang own is proving difficult for authorities.Up to 300 homes in the 200 acre site of the Island Field were extensively damaged and it is now understood that several properties owned by the Collopy gang were among those destroyed.It is also believed that a large quantity of stashed drugs were either damaged or destroyed in the tidal floods.As relief efforts are put in place and home owners claim relief funds, the Criminal Assets Bureau are monitoring the situation closely to determine the identity of key holders to the properties in question.With two days of surging flood water, accompanied by the adverse weather conditions that made up Storm Brigid which engulfed areas of St Mary’s Park, it is believed that caches of drugs, firearms and ammunitions would have been washed away and destroyed.In the past, Gardaí uncovered large quantities of drugs and guns in an open area on the Island Field known as the ‘swamp’ – the same area that was submerged in up to two metres of water last week-end.Our picture shows Ministers Jan O’Sullivan and Brian Hayes with Kieran O’Donnell TD are shown the extent of the flooding last week. Emailcenter_img Linkedin Advertisement Facebook #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy WhatsApp Gardaí step up operations to tackle Limerick dognapperslast_img read more

J&K HC Approves Establishment Of Court Annexed International Arbitration Centre

first_imgNews UpdatesJ&K HC Approves Establishment Of Court Annexed International Arbitration Centre LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK19 Sep 2020 9:45 PMShare This – xThe Jammu and Kashmir High Court has accorded approval to set up the J&K International Arbitration Centre (JKIAC), annexed to the High Court premises. The aim is to provide an institutionalized framework for speedy and expeditious resolution of disputes through alternate dispute resolution mechanism. As per a press release issued to this eefct, “The setting up of Jammu…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Jammu and Kashmir High Court has accorded approval to set up the J&K International Arbitration Centre (JKIAC), annexed to the High Court premises. The aim is to provide an institutionalized framework for speedy and expeditious resolution of disputes through alternate dispute resolution mechanism. As per a press release issued to this eefct, “The setting up of Jammu and Kashmir International Arbitration Centre shall go a long way in achieving the object behind enactment of Section 89 Civil Procedure Code and at the same time shall ensure that arbitration proceedings remain inexpensive and are carried out within shortest possible time.” To ensure that constitution of such Centre is smooth and effective, the High Court has also framed the JKIAC International Management Rules, 2020. As per these rules, Chief Justice of the J&K High Court shall be the Patron-in-Chief of Centre. To monitor and oversee the Centres, an Arbitration Committee shall be constituted, consisting of: three Judges of the High CourtAdvocate GeneralAssistant Solicitor General three members nominated by the HC Chief Justice (out of whom at least one shall be designated Senior Advocate, while others may be any arbitration expert, in India or abroad) To supervise and manage the JKIAC, a Secretariat consisting of Coordinator who shall be member of Higher Judicial Service and two additional coordinators who shall be Members of Judicial Service, have to be appointed by the Chief Justice. The rules further envisage appointment of Chief Counsel and Deputy Counsel amongst Advocates having experience in the field of arbitration. As per the Rules, the JKIAC has to prepare and maintain a Panel of Arbitrators as approved by the Arbitration Committee from time to time from amongst persons who are suitable and willing to serve as arbitrators. The empanelment of the Arbitrators shall consist of: Former JudgesFormer Judicial OfficersChartered AccountantsBureaucratsEngineersArchitectsProfessors, etc. Similarly, for dealing with the arbitration proceedings in such Centres, JKIAC Arbitration Proceedings Rules, 2020 have also been framed by the High Court. For regulating administrative fee of the Centre and Arbitrator’s fee, the JKIAC Administration Pass and Arbitrator’s Fee Rules, 2020 have been framed. Pertinently, Courts annexed Arbitration Centres are successfully functioning at Delhi, Chandigarh, Bangalore, Chennai (Madras) and Cuttack (Orrisa). Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more