Swedish report proposes tighter ad controls, permanent slot stake cap

first_imgThe games seen as having the highest level of risk to players, meanwhile, would be banned from advertising between the hours of 6am and 9pm.  Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Online casino Compliance Regulation Spelinspektionen, the inquiry concluded, should also ramp up efforts to clarify the duty of care expected of operators in their dealing with customers. Swedish report proposes tighter ad controls, permanent slot stake cap While it touched upon loot boxes and the prospect of regulatory restrictions on the video game mechanic, the inquiry concludedthat the Gaming Act is not the appropriate place for such controls. Instead, it said, Sweden should look to develop these rules at European Union, rather than national, level.  The Swedish Gambling Market Commission (Spelmarknadsutredningen) has delivered its long-awaited report on the regulation of igaming, though the conclusions suggest further pain ahead for the country’s licensees. First, it recommended additional measures to stamp out unlicensed activity – something being explored in a separate investigation – such as a licensing system for software providers and strengthening controls to stop offshore businesses operating in the country.  As with the potential levy on horse racing, the inquiry dismissed calls for a statutory levy on sports. It argued that with 90% of betting stakes placed on international sports, this would do little to benefit local sports. Furthermore, it added, it would risk reducing consumer interest and sponsorship for professional sports in the country, by making betting on local events more costly. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter However, it then looked to tighten controls on the licensed market. It suggested that the country’s gambling regulator Spelinspektionen should develop a risk classification for gambling products, that could inform its supervisory efforts.  “This has been a complex assignment that has touched on a large number of different issues linked to gaming regulation, which in some cases have required difficult trade-offs,” Sörenson said. “I believe that the proposals we come up with today can both contribute to strengthening consumer protection and make regulation more appropriate.” Regulation In particular this would comprise the express prohibition of promoting unlicensed gambling, as well as extending the prohibition on broadcast advertising for illegal gambling to cover foreign stations and video sharing platforms. Furthermore, it proposed passing a new law to set out reporting requirements for operators, that would allow both Spelinspektionen and other relevant authorities to better track developments across the regulated market, and make changes where necessary. It explains that there is little risk of players developing problems, and to ensure they can compete against private operators, they should no longer be restricted to offering players a single bonus upon sign-up.  Despite rejecting the levy calls, the inquiry has concluded by recommending a series of more stringent controls on the market.  The report was commissioned in June 2018 to examine additional measures to those set out in the Gambling Act that came into force from January 2019.  The prospect of new restrictions on a licensed sector that has faced strict measures since the launch of regulated igaming in 2019 was greeted with dismay by operator association Branscheforenigen för Onlienspel (BOS).  “This only leads to reduced consumer protection and to erode the Swedish gaming market.” “Banning licensed gaming companies from marketing their services to Swedish consumers while leaving unlicensed companies free to offer their services to Swedish consumers is a bad proposal.  Minister for Social Security Ardalan Shekarabi added that the Swedish state had a “great responsibility” to protect consumers, both by shutting out unlicensed operators and ensuring licensees behaved responsibly.  Finally, the inquiry argued in favour of relaxing bonus requirements for gaming businesses that generate funds good causes, such as lotteries.  14th December 2020 | By Robin Harrison “The inquiry’s overall assessment is that it would not be appropriate to introduce either the funding model that has been considered for the horse sector or special copyright-like protection for sport in order to compensate the sports movement for its events being used as an object of gambling,” it said. It was led by special investigator and former member of parliament Anna-Lena Sörenson, and also considered potential levies to ensure fair returns to horse racing and other sports. The prospect of a mandatory levy on operators taking bets on horse racing was dismissed by Sörenson in October.  “Sweden has invested in a licensing system with 102 operators that offer a high level of consumer protection, they pay around SEK4bn annually in gaming tax, invest in workplaces and staff, sponsor Swedish sports and contribute to Swedish technology know-how,” BOS secretary general Gustaf Hoffstedt said.  “Spelmarknadsutredningen’s report will form an important basis for the Government’s forthcoming measures.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: Nordics Sweden Tags: Spelinspektionen The SEK5,000 deposit cap temporarily imposed on casino games, it added, should be made permanent. Spelinspektionen would then be able to review how effective the measure is after a few years in force, and make a decision on raising or lowering the limit. The scope of the inquiry was then amended in April 2019 to look at solutions to limit gambling advertising, following a surge of operator promotions in the wake of the market opening. Email Addresslast_img read more

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Plastic Industry Mauritius Limited (PIM.mu) 2018 Abridged Report

first_imgPlastic Industry Mauritius Limited (PIM.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Paper & Packaging sector has released it’s 2018 abridged results.For more information about Plastic Industry Mauritius Limited (PIM.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Plastic Industry Mauritius Limited (PIM.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Plastic Industry Mauritius Limited (PIM.mu)  2018 abridged results.Company ProfilePlastic Industry Mauritius Limited is a company headquartered in Ebene, Mauritius and engages in the manufacturing of plastic products for domestic and industrial purposes destined for local and regional markets. Plastic Industry Mauritius Limited designs products for distribution in the including industry, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and food processing and households sectors. Plastic Industry Mauritius Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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Forget Bitcoin and the National Lottery: I’d buy FTSE 100 stocks in this market crash

first_imgForget Bitcoin and the National Lottery: I’d buy FTSE 100 stocks in this market crash See all posts by Peter Stephens Image source: Getty Images. The FTSE 100’s recent market crash may cause some investors to consider giving up on the stock market. After all, the FTSE 100 has dropped by 35% in a matter of weeks. So some investors may feel taking alternative risks, such as buying a lottery ticket or purchasing Bitcoin, could be worthwhile.However, the FTSE 100’s recent decline is unlikely to be permanent. Its track record shows it’s always been able to recover from its bear markets to produce new record highs. As such, keeping faith with stocks and buying more of them at their current low prices could prove to be the most effective response to the stock market crash.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…Risk/rewardAlthough the FTSE 100 has dropped heavily in recent weeks, investors are currently experiencing paper losses on their holdings. In other words, the losses aren’t realised until they’re actually sold. As such, there’s scope for FTSE 100 stocks to make recoveries in the coming weeks and months. This may enable you to recover your losses experienced over recent weeks.By contrast, the lottery simply offers a win or lose scenario. Likewise, Bitcoin doesn’t have a long track record of recovery as per the FTSE 100. It faces numerous threats that could derail its progress in the long term. For example, its limited size, regulatory risks, and competition from other virtual currencies may lead to a disappointing performance relative to the FTSE 100.Buying opportunitiesDue to its recovery potential, the FTSE 100 could offer a wide range of buying opportunities at the present time. Investor sentiment towards a number of different sectors is exceptionally weak due to the uncertain outlook for the economy.For example, industries such as airlines, housebuilders and banks may face high risks in the short run. However, companies that have strong balance sheets, resilient cash flows and solid market positions could emerge from the current economic crisis in an improved position relative to their peers. This may enable them to deliver high returns in the long run.Therefore, purchasing a wide range of stocks that operate in different sectors and geographies may enable you to benefit from the FTSE 100’s likely recovery. This could lead to the index offering a highly favourable risk/reward ratio on a relative basis.Time horizonAs mentioned, paper losses only become realised losses when they’re sold. Unfortunately for investors, the time it may take for the FTSE 100 to make a successful comeback is a known unknown. Previous bear markets have often taken months, or in some cases years, to be fully reversed.As such, adopting a long-term time horizon could be crucial at present. More pain may be ahead for FTSE 100 investors, and further paper losses could be experienced. But continuing to buy high-quality shares at discounted prices could be the best means of deploying your capital at the present time. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address Peter Stephens | Sunday, 5th April, 2020 Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Sharescenter_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. 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. Peter Stephens has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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. 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UN ambassador to tell Anglicans: ‘Ensure women’s equality’

first_img Rector Collierville, TN An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Director of Music Morristown, NJ Tags Rector Hopkinsville, KY Featured Jobs & Calls TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Associate Rector Columbus, GA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Albany, NY Submit an Event Listing Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Smithfield, NC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Featured Events New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Anglican Communion, Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Belleville, IL Submit a Job Listing UN ambassador to tell Anglicans: ‘Ensure women’s equality’ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Washington, DC By ACNS staffPosted Feb 21, 2013 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Women’s Ministry Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Press Release Service Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Knoxville, TN Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Bath, NC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Submit a Press Release Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Tampa, FL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group 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 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Youth Minister Lorton, VA [Anglican Communion News Service] Renowned Bangladeshi diplomat Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury will be telling Anglican women from around the world that the end of violence against women is only one step in ensuring gender equality.The former Permanent Representative to the United Nations and United Nations Under-Secretary General and High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States, will be the keynote speaker for an event held at the Episcopal Church Center chapel on March 5.The title of his speech is “End of Violence is not the End – Ensure Women’s Equality”.The event will form part of a packed programme put together by the Anglican Communion Office at the United Nations in New York for an international delegation of Anglican women present in New York for the 57th meeting of the UN Commission on the Status of Women taking place at the UN Headquarters from March 1 to 15.Rachel Chardon of the Anglican Communion Office at the United Nations in New York said, “Ambassador Chowdhury has been a tireless spokesperson for peace, women, children, and the poorest segment of humanity – and we look forward to hearing his insights.”The Ambassador’s biography is long and distinguished, but he is perhaps most notably accredited for work on development in struggling nations, global peace, and the rights of women and children.The Anglican delegation of women from around the Communion will be engaging with this year’s priority theme for the Commission on the Status of Women: the “Elimination and Prevention of all Forms of Violence Against Women and Girls.”They will share experiences and highlight issues of concern as well as the progress that has been made for women in their respective regions. Each delegate will represent her own Anglican Province and bring local knowledge and insights from many countries including Australia, Brazil, Burundi, Canada, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Nigeria, Peru, Sri Lanka, South Sudan, England, Scotland, the United States, South Africa and Zimbabwe.They will return to their countries with advocacy training skills facilitated by the Anglican Communion Office at the United Nations, new knowledge, and fresh resolve to continue advocacy at home, with the help of others.For more information about the Anglican Communion delegation at the UN Commission on the Status of Women or to attend the keynote speech by Ambassador Chowdhury, please contact Rachel Chardon by phone at +1-212-716-6262 or via e-mail at [email protected] the latest about the Anglican women’s involvement at www.anglicancommunion.org/acns and via #anglicanCSW on Twitter. 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As one historically black Episcopal church closes, others face strong…

first_imgAs one historically black Episcopal church closes, others face strong headwinds Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Tags Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Ethnic Ministries Youth Minister Lorton, VA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Press Release Service 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 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Submit an Event Listing Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Job Listing The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Tampa, FL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Belleville, IL Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Bath, NC Rector Martinsville, VA Featured Events Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit a Press Release Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Albany, NY Rector Hopkinsville, KY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Knoxville, TN Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID By Yonat ShimronPosted Dec 12, 2018 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Collierville, TN Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Acolytes and a crucifer from St. Ambrose Episcopal Church stand outside All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Warrenton, N.C., during a closing service on Dec. 8, 2018. Photo: Yonat Shimron/Religion News Service[Religion News Service] On a chilly December morning, 100 years and one week after its sanctuary opened, All Saints’ Episcopal Church, an African-American congregation with a proud history, was formally closed.Bishop Samuel Rodman presided over the Eucharistic service in an elementary school a block away from the church, where weekly services ended more than three years ago. Several longtime members returned to read Scriptures and sing hymns. Afterward, the group of 100, including history buffs and well-wishers from North Carolina and Virginia, shared a meal of fried chicken and baked beans.All Saints is hardly alone among mainline Protestant and Catholic congregations. Faced with dwindling members, crumbling infrastructure and costly maintenance, some 6,000 to 10,000 churches shutter each year, according to one estimate. More closures may be in the offing as surveys point to a decline in church attendance across the country.But All Saints is an example of an even sharper decline.Historically African-American churches across the South are fast disappearing. Some were created after the Civil War when slavery was abolished; others in the crucible of Jim Crow, when whites who had long relegated blacks to the church balcony no longer tolerated them at all.The Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina once boasted 60 such churches. Today, a mere dozen are left and, of those, only three have full-time clergy. Epiphany Episcopal Church in Rocky Mount, N.C., closed two years ago; at least one other is in danger of shuttering next year.Of course, African-Americans have been welcome in all Episcopal churches for years — and the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, Michael Curry, who served as bishop of the North Carolina diocese before leading the 1.7 million-member denomination, is black.At Saturday’s (Dec. 8) closing service, there was a recognition that it was in part progress in race relations that has doomed African-American congregations. But there was as much tribute paid to the sacrificial work of so many pioneering black Episcopalians.“Jesus provided those saints with the fortitude … to say, ‘We belong to the house of God,’” said the Rev. Nita Byrd, chaplain at St. Augustine’s University in Raleigh, who delivered the closing service sermon. “We are not aliens in the Christian family. We are not second-class citizens in the Episcopal Church.”As North Carolina wrestles with the aftermath of Jim Crow — the University of North Carolina’s trustees have recommended that a racially motivated Confederate statue torn down by protesters in August be housed in a $5.3 million museum to be built on campus — there is a sense that these churches slowly fading from view also have a story to tell about the racial history of the region.Members of All Saints hope that story is preserved.“Not only was All Saints important to us, but to the community and the nation,” said Wilhelmina Ratliff, a middle school teacher who is one of the last six remaining members.The church was formed in 1892 — about five years before Jim Crow made it nearly impossible for blacks to remain in white churches. It was not the first black Episcopal church in North Carolina. That honor belongs to St. Cyprian’s in New Bern, which got its start in 1866 and remains open.But All Saints in particular benefited from, and nourished, a succession of notable black priests. Among them was Henry Beard Delany, who would become one of the first two black bishops consecrated in the Episcopal Church, in 1918. (His daughters, Sarah and A. Elizabeth Delany, told about their civil rights struggles in their 1993 best-selling book, “Having Our Say.”)Henry Delany, who was born into slavery in Georgia, preached at All Saints for more than two decades, traveling an hour by train from Raleigh one Sunday a month.His daughter Sarah recalled: “When Papa became a bishop, he occasionally was encouraged by a friendly conductor to take the Pullman instead of the Jim Crow car. But Papa would say no. He would be amiable about it, though. He would say to the conductor, ‘That’s OK. I want to ride with my people, see how they’re doing.’ And he’d go sit in the Jim Crow car.”Delany helped establish a parochial school at All Saints where young African-Americans were educated. Later he worked to raise money for a new church building. Delany wanted the new building, which eventually rose on the corner of West Franklin and Front streets, to honor a late black Episcopal priest with roots in Warren County.That priest, Thomas White Cain, was the first black Episcopalian to serve alongside white priests with equal voice and vote in the national legislative body of the Episcopal Church, the General Conference. (He died when he was swept away by a 1900 hurricane that destroyed Galveston Island, Texas.)Delany was able to raise $1,500 for the All Saints building, which would also be known as the Thomas White Cain Memorial. Of that, $500 was pledged from among black Episcopalians across the country.Delany and Cain are only two of a dozen trailblazing black Episcopal priests who came through All Saints or the larger Warren County, whose population to this day is estimated to be 51 percent African-American.“These were people of remarkable achievement working under very difficult circumstances, underpaid, underresourced, willing to travel great distances to minister to far-flung congregations,” said the Rev. Brooks Graebner, the diocesan historian.Though never large, the congregation was a vital part of the community. In later years, it operated a center for special-needs children in its basement. Scholarships from the church sent local students to college. The rectory next door was used as a shelter for victims of domestic violence.“It was a vibrant place, full of energy and enthusiasm,” said Robin Williams, a retired juvenile court counselor who attended the church for 25 years.The Rev. Jemonde Taylor, rector of St. Ambrose Episcopal Church in Raleigh, another historically black church, worries about what the decline of churches like All Saints might mean for recruiting black clergy.“More than 75 percent of black priests come out of historically black congregations,” said Taylor. “Those black churches lift people up for ministry. So if we don’t have black churches, will we no longer have black priests?”The Episcopal Church does not keep records on race, but a Pew Research survey found that about 4 percent of Episcopal Church members identify as black.The remaining members of All Saints now attend other Episcopal churches nearby. But they are not quite ready to abandon their old home. A group is exploring the possibility of reopening the closed structure to house some kind of ministry for the community, perhaps in partnership with another group. First, it needs some repairs, which is why the closing service was held at the elementary school.“We have hope,” said Ratliff. “We know this is not it. Everybody’s coming together on the same page. What will the rest of the story be? We don’t know yet.”last_img read more

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Guaiume House / 24 7 Arquitetura

first_img Year:  CopyHouses•Campinas, Brazil “COPY” Brazil Architects: 24 7 Arquitetura Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Pedro Kok+ 15 Share 2013 ArchDaily Houses “COPY” Photographs:  Pedro KokInteriors:Claudia StrutzDesign Team:Hernando Castaño, Raphael FloreziStructural, Electrical E Hydraulic Installations:WGA EngenhariaConstruction Manager:24.7 Arquitetura DesignIlumination:VertzStairs And Metal Roof:Tristãi SeralheriaGuard Rails:AdinoxAluminium Window Frames:Gold AluminioArchitects In Charge:Giuliano Pelaio, Gustavo Tenca, Inacio CardonaCity:CampinasCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsText description provided by the architects. The site is located in Sousas, one of four districts from the city of Campinas-Sao Paulo, a place that keeps very peculiar characteristics, with provincial air, protected from Campinas high degree of industrialization even though being situated only 10 km from the busy downtown.Save this picture!Section AARecommended ProductsWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorThe building sits over the highest part of condo and overlooks Serra das Cabras southwest portion, the highest point of Campinas.Save this picture!© Pedro KokIn order to integrate the nature of the terrain, the project explores the upper part and proposes the distribution of different levels. The result ensured the creation of 4 levels with internal distinct uses: garage, services, living and private area for the dorms. The optimization of natural resources, such as sun lighting and ventilation guided the design.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanThe house plan tends to an L shape, enabling greater integration between the ground floor and the courtyard, acting as an outdoor extension of the kitchen and dining room.Save this picture!© Pedro KokOn the facade, a cube form with 5.5m overhangs towards the front of the terrain, giving this large volume an interesting sense of lightness. The south facade justifies the double height grand opening, since that optimizes daylight in a large part of the house.Save this picture!© Pedro KokBioclimatic FeaturesHeat generating systemsThe house is heated naturally in two ways to prevent cooling in winter:1. Due to its thermal insulation and featuring most of its glazed area to the east.2. Due to its shape and orientation, the house heats up by “greenhouse effect” and direct solar radiation.Save this picture!© Pedro KokCooling generation systemsThe design allows refreshing itself naturally in three ways to avoid high temperatures in the summer:1. Glazed south surfaces and solar protections, such as brise-soleil protecting direct solar radiation on the east facade. Also blinds protect up to 90% of solar UV radiation.2. Chilled winds that pass trough shaded areas, lowering its temperatures.3. Allowing hot air flow off the house by natural convection. Automated upper windows extract the hot air.Save this picture!© Pedro KokAccumulation systems (heating and cooling)The heat generated during the day in winter (from “greenhouse effect ” and direct solar radiation) accumulates on the inner walls and slabs. Thus the home stays warm all night without energy consumption. The cooling generated during the night in summer (from ventilation and natural temperature drop) renews with fresh air. Thus the house remains cool during the day without any energy consumption.Save this picture!Upper Floor PlanNatural ventilationThe ventilation of the residence is made continuously and naturally. The orientation and deployment of the house allows the prevailing winds to enter, allowing adequate ventilation in most environments of the house. Well-placed windows allow a continuous flow to cool off on hot days and on days of high relative humidity.Save this picture!© Pedro KokSustainabilityResources OptimizationThe search for a more sustainable design leverages natural resources such as the sun (to heat the house), wind (to cool and stabilize the humidity) and rainwater (for garden watering, toilet flushing and external areas cleaning).Save this picture!© Pedro KokLow energy consumptionIn this project, the hot water is generated by solar energy collectors, the natural lighting is prevalent in all rooms of the house, required only when there isn’t enough natural light and ventilation for cooling off on hot summer months. The main objective of a bioclimatic design is to eliminate the technological devices that provide heat and cooling in a building.Save this picture!© Pedro KokImproving users health and wellbeingThe home ventilates naturally and most of the lighting is natural sun light, furthermore has good shaded areas generated by trees, this creates possibilities for leisure, providing a healthy environment and improved quality of life for its occupants.Project gallerySee allShow lessFeed Meat Market / FGMF Arquitetos + Projeto de PertoSelected ProjectsCasa da Musica / OMASelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/496143/guaiume-house-24-7-arquitetura-design Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/496143/guaiume-house-24-7-arquitetura-design Clipboard Guaiume House / 24 7 Arquitetura Area:  305 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Guaiume House / 24 7 ArquiteturaSave this projectSaveGuaiume House / 24 7 Arquitetura Projects Photographs CopyAbout this office24 7 ArquiteturaOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCampinasBrazilPublished on April 16, 2014Cite: “Guaiume House / 24 7 Arquitetura” 16 Apr 2014. 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Defiant thousands against Trump

first_imgHours before the final vote tally on Nov. 8, tens of thousands began to march here against Trump. They have continued day and night through midtown Manhattan, rejecting the white supremacy, misogyny, Islamophobia and immigrant bashing he represents.Trump’s election has inspired many people to protest for the first time in their lives. Many marchers are looking for political answers beyond the two-party system, and members of the People’s Power Assembly NYC, Workers World Party and allied groups have been in the streets to provide those answers.Members of those organizations have also acted decisively to remove pro-Trump agitators from the crowd and challenge police attempts to control the protests.On Nov. 8, New York responded to the election of Donald Trump with 30,000 to 50,000 people in the streets. The large crowd assembled downtown at Union Square and marched north two miles on Fifth Avenue to Trump Tower, chanting all the way. Participants were mostly people new to the struggle. They were overwhelmingly young, with many of high school age.The mood of the crowd became increasingly militant and chants more angry as the huge throng approached Trump Tower, barricaded with garbage trucks. A line of cops and metal barricades confronted the demonstrators. But police had to construct a second row of barricades as the crowd shoved to get through the first fence. A few dozen demonstrators were arrested over the course of the night.The enormous anti-Trump marches show no signs of slowing, threatening the holiday shopping season along Fifth Avenue, playground of the ultra-rich.People’s Power Assemblies (PPA), NYC members contributed to this article.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Visiting Iranian leader must be questioned about media freedom

first_img September 23, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Visiting Iranian leader must be questioned about media freedom Organisation Help by sharing this information News RSF_en Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 June 9, 2021 Find out more News IranMiddle East – North Africa News Follow the news on Iran The terrible situation in Iran, described in a UN report, should be raised with President Rouhani during his US visit As Iranian President Hassan Rouhani arrives in New York for the 69th United Nations General Assembly, Reporters Without Borders reiterates its condemnation of the reinforcement of censorship under Rouhani and his many broken promises, and urges the international media to press him on these issues.Rouhani’s failure to keep his promises and the deplorable situation of freedom of information in Iran were highlighted in a report on the human rights situation in Iran that UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon issued on 14 September for the General Assembly’s consideration.Ban was asked to produce the report in a UN Human Rights Council resolution last March that condemned Iran’s grave and repeated human rights violations and extended the mandate of Ahmed Shaheed, the special rapporteur on the human rights situation in Iran, for another year.Damning reportReferring to Rouhani’s pledges, the report said: “Unfortunately, those promises have not yet led to significant improvements, and restrictions on freedom of expression continue to affect many areas of life.” It also said the judicial authorities still question and arrest journalists, and the intelligence services still harass the media.Iran’s conservatives and their media lambasted Ban’s report. Mohammad Sadegh Amoli Larijani, the head of the judicial system, accused him of “interfering in the Islamic Republic’s internal affairs” whereas “this county is governed by divine law, not the law of men.”Culture and Islamic Guidance Minister Ali Janati denied that there was any pressure on the media, ignoring the fact that around 52 journalists and netizens are currently in prison and around 10 publications have been closed in the past year.Rouhani in the USMeanwhile, there is little reassurance to be found in the latest statements by any of Iran’s top officials including Rouhani and his foreign minister, Mohamad Javad Zarif. During a pre-visit interview for the US television network NBC on 18 September, Rouhani was asked about Jason Rezaian, a journalist with dual US and Iranian nationality working for the Washington Post, and his wife, Yeganeh Salehi, an Iranian journalist working for The National, a newspaper based in the United Arab Emirates. It is still not known why they were arrested in Tehran on 22 July or where they have been held for the past two months.Rouhani replied: “There are a lot of prisoners in the world, and there are a number of Iranians imprisoned by the Americans (…) The people you refer to (…) are Iranian nationals, and perhaps there are people for security or non-security reasons (who) have been detained within the framework of the Iranian judiciary.”Two other US citizens were arrested in Tehran on the same night as Rezaian and Salehi, one of them a freelance photographer with dual nationality whose family does not want her named. They were released provisionally a month later but Rezaian and Salehi are still detained in an utterly illegal manner.According to the information obtained by Reporters Without Borders, they are still being held by the Revolutionary Guards, who have subjected them to long periods of solitary confinement and other forms or pressure with the aim of extracting confessions for use against them in a trial.The ordeal has reportedly hit Rezaian hard physically and psychologically, and he is said to have lost 30 kilos. Some journalists and netizens have been released recently, but only on completion of their sentences. With 52 journalists and netizens currently held, Iran continues to be one of the world’s five biggest prisons for news providers. With five women journalists and netizens held, it is also the world’s biggest prison for women news providers.Two of the detained women netizens are foreign nationals. They are Roya Saberi Negad Nobakht, who has dual Iranian and British citizenship, and Farideh Shahgholi, who has dual Iranian and German citizenship. Both were arrested in connection their activities on online social networks. Neither the British nor German authorities have issued any formal statement about their detention.In any interview or news conferences during Rouhani’s US visit, Reporters Without Borders urges reporters and news media to ask him about the alarming situation of freedom of information in Iran, which continues to worsen, and to press him on the release of detained journalists and netizens.Relatives of detained Sufi news providers arrestedConcern is growing about the health of nine detained members of a Sufi order, the Gonabadi Dervishes, who have been on hunger strike since 31 August. Five are journalists and netizens who contributed to Majzooban Noor, a news website that supports the order. The other four are lawyers. All nine have been held since September 2011.Dervishes who began a peaceful protest in support for the hunger strikers outside the Tehran prosecutor’s office on 20 September were attacked by police on the second day, with the result that about 50 of the protesters were injured, including relatives of the hunger strikers.Many were also arrested, taken to various Tehran police stations, and then released a few hours later. Reporters Without Borders condemns this crackdown on the relatives of the detained Majzooban Noor contributors.Following the Tehran police chief’s promise to raise their concerns with the judicial authorities, the relatives posted a statement on the Majzooban Noor website yesterday calling for an end to the protest.Iran is one of the world’s most repressive countries as regards freedom of information. It is ranked 173rd of 180 countries in the 2014 World Press Freedom Index compiled by Reporters Without Borders. 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Prior censorship makes a comeback

first_imgNews Follow the news on Sudan April 10, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information April 6, 2020 Find out more June 7, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Prior censorship makes a comeback News Sudan : Press freedom still in transition a year after Omar al-Bashir’s removal Coronavirus infects press freedom in Africa Receive email alerts The editor of the Sudanese daily Ajras al-Huriya yesterday decided to suspend publication of the newspaper for one week in protest against the imposition of official censorship.The previous evening Sudanese security forces raided the premises of Ajras al-Huriya and those of several other papers, including Arabic-language opposition daily, al-Midan, and seized a number of copies.“We condemn the seizure of these publications by the Sudanese authorities”, Reporters Without Borders said. “The seizures on 5 June confirm a return to prior censorship of the Sudanese written press, following the first signs of renewal of the practice in mid-May.”“It amounts to an extremely serious setback for press freedom in this country. We offer our full support to these newspapers which are going through a difficult period. We hope that they will be able to express themselves freely when they resume publication.” Ajras al-Huriya had on 6 June been prevented from appearing for the third consecutive day. Other newspapers have received telephone calls telling them they did not have the right to cover some sensitive issues, such as the International Criminal Court or the doctors’ strike, under threat of being censored. ——————————————————————————————–2010.20.05 – Return to prior censorship of print media fearedReporters Without Borders is concerned that prior censorship could be restored in Sudan after security forces raided several newspapers yesterday in Khartoum, demanded to see the articles in preparation and prevented two newspapers from publishing several reports and editorials.The raids came just three days after the authorities closed down the opposition daily Rai al-Shaab and arrested four of its journalists. See the previous release .“After 20 months of prior censorship by the intelligence services, President Omar Al Bashir decreed an end to this practice in September 2009,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Last night’s developments seem to call this into question. We fear the government could be in the process of restoring censorship, which would be a historic reversal for press freedom and would signify a return to the darkest days of state surveillance of the print media.”After swooping on several newspapers last night, the security forces ordered the withdrawal and confiscation of several pages from Ajras al-Hurriya, a newspaper that supports Southern Sudan’s former rebels, and the independent newspaper Al-Sahafa. Fayez al-Silaik, the editor of Ajras al-Hurriya, said more than half of the pages of today’s issue were censored, making publication impossible.Reporters Without Borders also condemns threats by the local authorities against two independent radio stations in Southern Sudan, Miraya FM and Bakhita. Information and broadcasting minister Paul Mayom Akech accused Miraya FM of “exceeding its mandate” by broadcasting reports that were divisive and incited ethnic violence. He gave the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS), which operates the station, a week to “put the editorial body in order,” failing which the station would be closed. Radio Bakhita also risks losing its licence if it does not modify its programme content. The government of Southern Sudan is accusing it of devoting too much time to covering political developments instead of broadcasting religious programmes.Picture : Sudanese newspapers (AFP / Ashraz Shazly) center_img RSF_en to go further News Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent SudanAfrica News Organisation SudanAfrica March 29, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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Odessa woman, 71, charged with capital murder

first_img Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter By Odessa American – April 26, 2021 Odessa woman, 71, charged with capital murder Pinterest A 71-year-old Odessa woman has been charged with Capital murder, for her alleged role in a house fire Saturday that resulted in the death of Tommie Rister, of North Odessa, an Ector County Sheriff’s news release detailed.Linda Letcher was initially charged with Arson Causing Death, a first-degree felony, before the capital murder charge was added.ECSO deputies  were called to the 6400 block of St. Louis Avenue at 1:56 p.m. Sunday for a house fire report.Authorities found Rister, 77, inside the home and she was transported to a Lubbock hospital, where she died.The incident is still under investigation, authorities said Monday afternoon. WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Local NewsCrime Previous articleAdinvita to host Young Entrepreneur DayNext articleDAILY OIL PRICE: April 26, 2021 Odessa Americanlast_img read more

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