Regulatory reflections on Germany and the Netherlands

first_img KPMG’s latest Malta Gaming eSummit looked at the changing regulatory landscape in Germany and the Netherlands – and its implications for gaming operatives. Dr Alan Littler, along with Claus Hambach and Dr Wulf Hambach, partners of specialist law firm Hambach & Hambach, and Justin Franssen, partner of Kalff, Katz and Franssen, reflect on the issues raised during their panel session at the eSummit. Tags: Mobile Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops Casino & games With regards to the tax situation in Germany, state lotteries and politicians who want to maintain the status quo of a strict online gambling ban continue to claim that unregulated online-gambling operators do not pay tax in Germany. However, according to estimates, it appears these “illegal” online gambling operators have paid approximately €2bn in German sportsbetting tax and approximately €1bn in German VAT so far.Nevertheless, German states are currently intensifying enforcement measures against these operators. If the gambling authorities are finally successful they would cut a billion euro cash flow as well. The panel noted that proper regulation goes hand-in-hand with proper taxation and vice versa.Dutch progress In the Netherlands, it is widely known that the introduction of legislation to enable the licensing of remote gambling is proving to be a drawn out process. The Remote Gaming Bill has been pending before the Senate since 2016.Last September, the Ministry of Justice & Security ran a consultation process on the draft decree. Contrary to expectations, further secondary legislation was not published for consultation. Unusually, the Senate had posed a third round of written questions on the Bill; two is the norm. These were answered by the Ministry shortly before Christmas but nothing particularly new was revealed.Since the KPMG Malta Gaming eSummit took place in November 2018, the situation has evolved considerably. The bill was subject to a two-part plenary debate before the Senate in February 2019, with the plenary vote taking place on Tuesday 19th February. The government was able to command 44 of the 75 seats in favour of the Bill. However, this does not mean that the licensing process will open immediately, and neither was it without some political bargaining.An ongoing bone of contention during parliamentary discourse has been how the ‘Bouwmeester motion’ will be implemented. This motion, passed by the House of Representatives in September 2011, calls for those parties which have been unlawfully present on the market to be refused a licence in due course.  Two amendments were tabled before the Senate, one calling for a five year cooling off period before such operators can enter the market, the other calling for such a period to last for two years.The motion calling for two years passed, and whilst the details remain to be seen, the cooling off period will require operators not to have any presence on the Dutch market but without going as far as a blackout.Furthermore, those operators who have not had a locally unlicensed presence on the Dutch market (incumbent land-based parties, but also some remote operators who have refrained from serving customers in the Netherlands) will be able to enter the market prior to those which have had such a presence.As things appear the cooling off period may also enable those operators which have been sanctioned by the Gambling Authority to enter the market. The Gambling Authority will publish policy rules on this matter, prior to summer 2019, for consultation.A number of other consultation processes are also in the pipeline for this year, including on the Gambling Authority’s guidance on giving effect to the duty of care and another by the Ministry of Justice & Security on the draft ministerial regulations for remote games of chance, which will follow that which took place in autumn 2018 on the draft decree.On the basis of information currently to hand, we expect the amendments to the Wet op de kansspelen (Betting & Gaming Act) to take effect on 1 July 2020 and for the licensing process to open on that date or shortly thereafter.Generally, the latter half of 2018 saw an increase in enforcement in the Netherlands. Until June 2017, the Gambling Authority’s approach to enforcement against unlicensed operators was based on three prioritisation criteria. The situation became somewhat more vague with the introduction of further criteria and recent sanction decisions for a locally unlicensed presence on the market have been triggered by factors which, a couple of years ago, would not have resulted in enforcement measures being sought.With regards to taxation, Dutch residents are required to pay tax on winnings from remote games of chance when the operator is based abroad. However, this does not apply to poker and online casino games offered from within the EU.Once operators offer services under locally-awarded licences, players will only remain liable for gambling tax themselves should they continue to play with locally unlicensed operators.Currently, the rate of taxation is 30.1% across varying bases for the incumbents. Following the passage of the Remote Gaming Bill, the rate will fall back to its original 29%; this will be the rate applicable to locally-licensed remote operations. Remote operators will be taxed at a rate of 29% GGR. It is possible that, a few years after the remote gambling regime is up and running, the tax rate could be reduced by up to 4% but this will require a legislative amendment.Several incumbents only pay tax on prizes exceeding €449, including those offering land-based sports and horserace betting. To avoid state aid complications once the remote market opens, the threshold will cease to apply for such betting operations.  Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter KPMG’s latest Malta Gaming eSummit looked at the changing regulatory landscape in Germany and the Netherlands – and its implications for gaming operatives. Dr Alan Littler, along with Claus Hambach and Dr Wulf Hambach, partners of specialist law firm Hambach & Hambach, and Justin Franssen, partner of Kalff, Katz and Franssen, reflect on the issues raised during their panel session at the eSummit.Starting with Germany, it was agreed the country’s online gambling market is highly complex from regulatory, legal and tax viewpoints. The panel considered that new online gambling regulation, due to be enacted in 2021 and including casino, poker, sports betting and perhaps other verticals such as betting on eSports, offered a promising perspective.Authorities in Schleswig-Holstein might re-establish and enforce regulation of the online casino market. However, enforcement and payment blocking in particular are currently used on the basis of a federal administrative court decision prohibiting online casino.The panel also highlighted that, from 2019 onwards, a new white list for online gambling operators might be established and this had been recently discussed by regulatory decision makers in Germany. 9th April 2019 | By contenteditorcenter_img Regulatory reflections on Germany and the Netherlands AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: Europe Central and Eastern Europe Western Europe Germany Netherlands Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Sports betting Email Addresslast_img read more

Hwange Colliery Company Limited ( HY2015 Interim Report

first_imgHwange Colliery Company Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the half year.For more information about Hwange Colliery Company Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Hwange Colliery Company Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Hwange Colliery Company Limited (  2015 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileHwange Colliery Company Limited extracts, processes and distributes raw coal and coal products in Zimbabwe and sub-Saharan Africa. The Hwange Coalfield and Chaba Mine are located in the north-western region of Zimbabwe; its head office is in the capital city, Harare. Hwange Colliery operates in three segments; mining, medical services and estate management. The Mining division operates in categories that include thermal coal, industrial coal and coking coal. The coke categories include foundry coke, metallurgical coke, coke peas and coke breeze. The by-products include benzole, tar naphthalene and coke oven gas. The Medical Services division manages a healthcare service for its employees and local communities in the mining areas. The estate management division provides and manages properties for rental and sells retail goods and services. Hwange Colliery Company Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Australia boss Michael Cheika defends Craig Joubert

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Australia coach Michael Cheika expresses surprise at the lack of support given to Craig Joubert by World Rugby World Rugby said a scrum would have been the correct call. Cheika was angered at World Rugby’s review saying that they only chose to cover the one controversial decision from the match, rather than being a review of all tight calls from the weekend’s matches.He also felt that Joubert has had no support from his own bosses.Cheika said: “I genuinely feel for Craig Joubert. It’s so unfair. No other referee has had this stuff put out there like that and he’s a very good referee,“I would have liked my mates to back me up a little more on the odd occasion, if you know what I mean. I feel for him.“We talk about having the right principles in the game and all of that.“Genuinely I have never seen that before. I am not sure why that decision had to be publicly reviewed and put out there. Scotland went out of the World Cup in heartbreaking fashion, as they led 34-32 with 90 seconds to go but a late controversial Bernard Foley penalty sent the Wallabies into the semis. Referee Craig Joubert called a deliberate offside when replays seemed to indicate the ball had come off a Wallaby player. The contentious decision has left a bitter taste in the mouths of Scottish players and fans.However Australia coach Michael Cheika has come to the defence of Joubert and has criticised World Rugby for reviewing the call and publicly announcing that his match-deciding 80th minute penalty should not have been awarded to Australia. Michael Cheika defends under-fire referee Craig Joubert. Photo: Getty Images Joubert has been lambasted from all quarters of the game with former World Cup winner Matt Dawson calling him a “disgrace” for failing to shake Scottish players hands after the final whistle. “I really hope his fellow referees stand by him because – well, the fact I’m not allowed to say much about it says it all.”Craig Joubert sprints off the pitch after the final whistle during match between Australia and Scotland. Photo: David Rogers/Getty ImagesCheika added that this was not the most surprising call of the World Cup and even speculated that Scotland were fortunate to qualify for the knockout round at the expense of Japan. He felt that the important try scored by the Scots in the must-win match against Samoa had an element doubt about it.He said: “I don’t know if Samoa are making a list about the little knock-on before Scotland scored at the end, or how many more we are going to send in,”He added: “It’s a bit surprising because no other decision in the tournament’s been reviewed,”“I felt we should have had a couple of scrum penalties before. I don’t know if they are reviewing those or if there is a document coming out from World Rugby on them. If there is then we’ll make a list.”He also said that now was not the moment to review the use of the TMO system.He said: “If we go to the TMO for every decision… the first game of the World Cup lasted almost two hours and the TMOs were lambasted,“If we check everything we might kick-off on a Saturday afternoon and finish sometime Sunday evening. It just can’t happen.”For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here.last_img read more

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s Easter message 2017

first_img Rector Shreveport, LA Marilyn McClure says: Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Katie Thomson says: Holy Week/Easter, April 4, 2017 at 7:28 am Every other article I see on here has PB Curry traveling to some foreign country. Isn’t there enough in the USA to keep him busy? Why is the Episcopal Church funding all these junkets? And thanks Dr. Lund for turning a rather nice Easter message into a Progressive rant. It never ends with you people! 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 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS April 5, 2017 at 3:13 pm Thank you Bishop Curry! We miss you down here in North Carolina. I teach in the Wake County School system. Thank you for helping me to become an activist for love. Please know our family will be praying for you, your family, our church, and asking God to empower us with his love! April 4, 2017 at 3:38 pm Wonderful to see these responses! Yes I am a voice from the “old days” not too long ago when our presiding bishops such as the late Edmund Browning, PB Frank Griswold when our Spiritual leaders walked(literally) with the bishops of the Diocese of Jerusalem, Bishop Samir Kafity, Suhail Dawani… which included Jordan, Palestine, Gaza, Iraq, Syria, Egypt… then our PB Katherine Jefferts- Schori decided to change her priority to Haiti… and now the Episcopal National Church is not formally represented in the critical Diocese of Jerusalem which now through the U.S. is under continual military seige/occupation with Millions of civilians(children, families suffering/struggling)–Now where is our Humanity and as I tried to remind us Episcopalians our Baptismal Covernant to witness for justice–stand up and speak out for all those voiceless and vulnerable.Yes, I was wondering if our Presiding Bishop Curry may re-assess his mission to resurrect our original dedication to our Dear Lord Jesus Christ in his birthplace, ministry and crucifixion in The Holy Land… Yes The Holy Land is under seige with Death and Destruction mainly due to the U.S. military priority of empire to dominate the Middle East,Easter is a time of Reflection, Rebirth and Renewal–May we all personally and spiritually use this Blessed time to love one another in these Holy days of Stations of the Cross, Good Friday, and Palm Sunday and the Resurrection of our Dear Lord and Saviour on Easter Sunday!Hallelujah–the Lord’s Name be Praised! Nancy Belcher, Deacon says: 3:53[Episcopal News Service] “Go forth to be people of the Resurrection,” Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry said in his Easter 2017 message. “Follow in the way of Jesus. Don’t be ashamed to love. Don’t be ashamed to follow Jesus.”The Festive day of Easter is Sunday, April 16.Easter 2017 MessageIt’s taken me some years to realize it, but Jesus didn’t just happen to be in Jerusalem on that first Palm Sunday. He wasn’t on vacation. He wasn’t just hanging out in town. Jesus was in Jerusalem on purpose. He arrived in Jerusalem about the time of the Passover when pilgrims were in the city. When people’s hopes and expectations for the dawn of freedom that Moses had promised in the first Passover might suddenly be realized for them in their time.Jesus arranged his entrance into Jerusalem to send a message. He entered the city, having come in on one side of the city, the scholars tell us, at just about the same time that Pontius Pilate made his entrance on the exact opposite side of the city. Pilate, coming forth on a warhorse. Pilate, with soldiers around him. Pilate, with the insignias of Rome’s Empire. Pilate, representing the Caesars who claimed to be son of god. Pilate, who had conquered through Rome the people of Jerusalem. Pilate, representing the Empire that had taken away their freedom. Pilate, who represented the Empire that would maintain the colonial status of the Jewish people by brute force and violence. Jesus entered the city on the other side, not on a warhorse, but on a donkey, recalling the words of Zechariah:Behold your King comes to youTriumphant and victorious is HeHumble and riding on a donkeyJesus entered the city at the same time as Pilate to show them, and to show us, that God has another way. That violence is not the way. That hatred is not the way. That brute force and brutality are not the way.Jesus came to show us there is another way. The way of unselfish, sacrificial love. That’s why he entered Jerusalem. That’s why he went to the cross. It was the power of that love poured out from the throne of God, that even after the horror of the crucifixion would raise him from death to life. God came among us in the person of Jesus to start a movement. A movement to change the face of the earth. A movement to change us who dwell upon the earth. A movement to change the creation from the nightmare that is often made of it into the dream that God intends for it.He didn’t just happen to be in Jerusalem on that Palm Sunday. He went to Jerusalem for a reason. To send a message. That not even the titanic powers of death can stop the love of God.  On that Easter morning, he rose from the dead, and proclaimed love wins. So you have a blessed Easter. Go forth to be people of the Resurrection. Follow in the way of Jesus. Don’t be ashamed to love. Don’t be ashamed to follow Jesus.Have a blessed Easter.  And bless the world.  Amen.The Most Rev. Michael B. CurryPresiding Bishop and PrimateThe Episcopal Church Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Bath, NC Comments are closed. Fabio A Sotelo says: April 3, 2017 at 7:42 pm “As you must know Islam and the Muslims are under seige in the Middle East.” Wait, what?? While I do not believe in moving the capital of Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, to state that Islam is under siege in the Middle East is a statement that shocks the senses. Had you qualified it by saying Islam is under siege because Sunni and Shia have been at war with each other since the inception of the religion, then it would make sense. While not a perfect situation, Arabs in Israel have citizenship rights, including the right to vote. How about Jews and Christians in the Muslim Kingdoms of the Gulf? How many Jews and Christians are welcome in any of these nations? The answer is none. Let us take Saudi Arabia as an example. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is an Islamic theocratic monarchy in which Sunni Islam is the official state religion based on firm Sharia law and non-Muslims are not allowed to hold Saudi citizenship. Children born to Muslim fathers are by law deemed Muslim, and conversion from Islam to another religion is considered apostasy and punishable by death. Blasphemy against Sunni Islam is also punishable by death, but the more common penalty is a long prison sentence.That said, a Saudi court sentenced a Palestinian man, Ashraf Fayadh, to death for apostasy on November 17, 2015, for alleged blasphemous statements during a discussion group and in a book of his poetry.Religious freedom is virtually non-existent. The Government does not provide legal recognition or protection for freedom of religion, and it is severely restricted in practice. As a matter of policy, the Government guarantees and protects the right to private worship for all, including non-Muslims who gather in homes for religious practice; however, this right is not always respected in practice and is not defined in law.The Saudi Mutaween, or Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice (i.e., the religious police) enforces the prohibition on the public practice of non-Muslim religions. Sharia applies to all people inside Saudi Arabia, regardless of religion.I could continue the discussion by exposing the status of women as second class citizens in the Muslim world, or by exposing the hatred and intolerance of Muslims toward others in their worldwide murderous activities through brutal acts of terrorism, but that is for another day. Islam, the world’s fastest growing religion, under siege? One of the most preposterous, ill-informed statements I have ever heard. Bishop Curry is not obliged to adhere to some “Mission to represent all faiths.” He is the democratically elected leader of a loving, inclusive, enlightened branch of the Jesus Movement, The Episcopal Church. Dr. Erna Lund says: Susan Salisbury says: Press Release Service April 3, 2017 at 8:39 pm I wish to Thank you for you message Presiding Bishop Curry and to wish you a Blessed Easter.God Bless! April 12, 2017 at 7:38 pm Thank you bishop for your words of wisdom and hope. Happy Easter to all, FS+ Curate Diocese of Nebraska Jean Barnes says: April 3, 2017 at 4:24 pm Always a great message. Jesus conquered violence (the cross) and rose victorious over those powers of force and brutality…What a message for us in these turbulent times. Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Smithfield, NC Submit a Job Listing Dr. Erna Lund says: Featured Jobs & Calls Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Posted Apr 3, 2017 Jo Ann Haseltine says: Rector Tampa, FL April 3, 2017 at 5:21 pm Thank you for such a wonderful message. I Hope to get to verger’s conference in October to meet you in person. Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit a Press Release April 12, 2017 at 7:39 pm Thank you bishop for your words of wisdom for this Easter season. Happy Easter to all, FS+ Rector Pittsburgh, PA 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 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Cathedral Dean Boise, ID In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 center_img An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s Easter message 2017 John Miller says: Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Scott Ball says: April 3, 2017 at 5:58 pm Presiding Bishop Curry: Will you be going to Jerusalem or Washington D.C. at this highly Critical Time on the Mission to Represent All faiths: Christianity, Judaism, and Islam wherein we have been taught that Jerusalem is the Cradle of these three faiths…not to be dominated officially and/or otherwise by one faith–Judaism and Israeli dominance. As you must know there is a national/presidential and congressional movement for the capital/embassy to be moved/placed in Jerusalem exclusively.We must stand up and speak out against this!! We are relying on you PB Curry,our Spiritual leader and Voice for Compassionate Action for All peoples. As you must know Islam and the Muslims are under seige in the Middle East and also here in the U.S. We all must come together in unity for each other/one another on the common spirit of our Dear Lord Jesus Christ and Mother Mary who are venerated in the Koran(sura/chapter on Jesus); and we are now to celebrate these Glorious Holy Days notably Good Friday…Palm Sunday…Easter Resurrection… We are surrounded by those of Selective Compassion–pick and choose according to one’s religious/political preference!!Please we must exhibit strength of body, mind and spirit despite these negative forces!Hallelujah–the Lord’s name be praised! May we celebrate with you for All peoples as death and destruction dominates our holy places in the Middle East–where is our Humanity that Jesus exemplified for us? Please restore our humanity and humanitarian Mission so clearly denoted in our baptismal pledge and covenant. Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Washington, DC April 5, 2017 at 4:59 pm May you have a blessed Easter. Thank you always for the work that you do to shine the lilght of Christ, in the midst of a fractured world. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry 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 Marilyn McClure says: The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group April 3, 2017 at 4:26 pm Beautiful, LOVE WINS! Thank you Bishop , much needed words in these times,when hate seems to take center stage. Thank you Jesus for showing us the Way. Martha Richards says: April 3, 2017 at 8:49 pm Thank you Scott Ball Rector Albany, NY David Benedict says: Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Bill Louis says: Harry Moncelle says: Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Tags Rector Collierville, TN Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR April 3, 2017 at 10:15 pm Amen Brother Lund, we need to stand together in that Holy City when the call comes to reach out and embrace each other as a Holy people. All our faith leaders need to call us to be there where He was there for us. April 3, 2017 at 4:50 pm We always need to remember that we are a Jesus People. Thanks for the reminder. Rector Martinsville, VA April 4, 2017 at 11:09 am As always your words speak what we need to hear in this broken world. Thanks and a glorious resurrection day to you. Rector Belleville, IL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK April 4, 2017 at 8:31 am In a few words the message of Easter is made clear ” Love wins”. AmenCherian Mathew + Associate Rector Columbus, GA April 4, 2017 at 2:36 pm Thank you Scott, for setting the picture straight. Dr. Erna is certainly off the mark. Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Cherian Mathew + says: Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Knoxville, TN Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Hopkinsville, KY Comments (18) Featured Events Fabio A Sotelo says: Course Director Jerusalem, Israellast_img read more

Summer Olympics Medal Count Update – Final Day

first_img Please enter your comment! 6France10181442 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. 1United States463738121 2China26182670 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The 2016 Summer Olympics Medal Count – Final DayThe U.S. finished the Rio Games with 51 more medals than China, finishing with 121 total medals, 46 of which were gold. On Sunday, the U.S. men’s basketball team won its third straight gold, while Kyle Snyder became the youngest American wrestling Olympic champion and the men’s volleyball team added a bronze.Claressa Shields became the first U.S. boxer, male or female, to winn back-to-back gold medals in boxing.American Gaken Rupp won the Bronze medal in the marathon.  It was Rupp’s second marathon race.Athletes from Jordon, Fiji and Kosovo won the first Gold medals for those countries during the Rio Olympics.Here is a a list of all Day 16 U.S. medal winners:GoldMen’s basketballClaressa Shields, Women’s middle 75kg (boxing)Kyle Snyder, Men’s freestyle 97kg (wrestling)BronzeMen’s volleyballGalen Rupp, Men’s marathonThe final Top Ten countries are: 9Italy812828 8Australia8111029 7Japan1282141 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Share on Facebook Tweet on Twittercenter_img Please enter your name here 3Great Britain27231767 TAGSolympics Previous articleOn This Day: Hurricane Andrew pounds BahamasNext articleBear Lake Elementary students run for funds Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 4Russia19181956 10Canada431522 UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 5Germany17101542 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here PlaceCountryGoldSilverBronzeTotallast_img read more

Seroro House / Smaller Architects

first_img Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects: Smaller Architects Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily Houses Photographs:  Byun JongseokArchitect In Charge:Choi Min WookDesign Team:Smaller ArchitectsCountry:South KoreaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Byun JongseokRecommended ProductsPlasticsKalwall®Kalwall in Psychotherapy and Counseling CenterPlasticsLamitechCompact plastic laminateDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesWoodEGGERLaminatesText description provided by the architects. The microhouse is called as Seroro which means vertically as the house is built vertically, rooms stacked vertically and its residents live in vertically. Seroro is located at the heart of Seoul where the price of land is excruciatingly high. However, as people thought that the land was too small to construct anything and the site had been abandoned for some time, the price of land for the site had become reasonable. So, a young couple, an architect husband and a wine educator wife, made a brave decision to build their first house. Other than too small of land, the site has many benefits, conveniently situated with several lines of public transportation, as well as faced with a park and a cultural heritage the Fortress Wall of the old town of Seoul.Save this picture!© Byun JongseokSave this picture!Third and Fourth Floor PlansSave this picture!© Byun JongseokThe house is designed by stacking rooms vertically and planning a room each floor: a parking lot on the ground floor, a living room with a rest room on the 1st floor, a kitchen with dining area on the 2nd floor, a bed room with the second rest room on the 3rd floor, and a dressing room with a bath tub on the 4th floor. The size of each floor is 16 square meter. Each room has been placed considering the flow of daily life and lifestyle of the couple. They spend most of the daytime on the first and second floor, while the nighttime on third and fourth floor.Save this picture!© Byun JongseokThe surroundings of the house has a significant impact on the shape and design of the building. Most of the windows of the building are faced in southward and westward directions, as for the natural lighting and the park view, respectively. On the other hand, the number of the eastward and northward windows is minimized for the purpose of privacy. The curved outline of the exterior of the building was naturally designed by the shape of the land.Save this picture!© Byun JongseokSave this picture!Elevations 02Save this picture!© Byun JongseokIt is unfamiliar, strange, and experimental to live in a vertical house. But, once settled in, it turned out to be as comfortable as any other house. They even started to appreciate the health benefit of having stairs, which also separate the couple into individual space when needed. Recently a cat joined as a newly joined family member, once a street cat wandering the house, now dubbed as Conti from the Roman Conti of the most prestigious wine. The house, hence, has become the biggest cat tower in the world.Save this picture!© Byun JongseokProject gallerySee allShow lessPritzker Prize Releases Video to Honor 2020 Laureates, Yvonne Farrell and Shelley Mc…Architecture NewsU+I Reveals New Images of OMA-Designed Morden Wharf, a Mixed-Use Neighborhood on Gre…Architecture News Share Year:  Seroro House / Smaller Architects Seroro House / Smaller ArchitectsSave this projectSaveSeroro House / Smaller ArchitectsSave this picture!© Byun Jongseok+ 21Curated by Hana Abdel Share Photographscenter_img Area:  66 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeSmaller ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSeoulTiny HouseOn FacebookSouth KoreaPublished on October 07, 2020Cite: “Seroro House / Smaller Architects” 07 Oct 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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IT plans to upgrade TCU’s telephone system

first_imgWorld Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Twitter Linkedin Facebook Taylor Brumbaugh Taylor Brumbaugh is a journalism major and business minor from Bedford, Texas. She enjoys online shopping and watching Brooklyn 99 in her free time. Her puppy, a labradoodle named DIxie, is her world. Go Cowboys! Previous articleThe dual admission process for dance majorsNext articleBringing roundnet to campus Taylor Brumbaugh RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Taylor Brumbaugh TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Taylor Brumbaugh From chill pills to study pills Taylor Brumbaugh Welcome TCU Class of 2025 printThe Information Technology department is aiming to make communication more effective at TCU. Before expanding the system to other employees, the IT department is undergoing a 60-day free trial period to internally test RingCentral, a cloud-based communications provider. If the trial goes well, TCU will switch to RingCentral from an outdated on-premises telephone system, which the university has used for about 15 to 20 years. An on-premises system involves software and hardware that resides at the location where the phones are being used. Portability is the main advantage to RingCentral’s cloud-based system, and will supply many other benefits. In comparison, the on-premises system is limited, and is quickly meeting those limits. Bryan Lucas, TCU’s chief technology officer, said that cloud-based telephone systems operate similarly to a streaming device like Netflix or Hulu.  “With Netflix, you can watch your show wherever you are at, whenever you want and on whatever device you choose,” Lucas said. “That’s the kind of accessibility we get with cloud-based systems.”Employees will be able to use RingCentral’s services on any device with internet access. Along with increased access and portability of phone calls, the new system will allow TCU employees to log into RingCentral’s unified inbox to receive voicemails, texts and faxes. A small fee for all long-distance calls is included in the annual payment for RingCentral’s services. Currently, there is an additional charge when a telephone is used to call anywhere outside of the university.“Everyone who is catching wind of RingCentral is asking for it already,” Lucas said. “Everybody who has reached out seems very excited.” The IT department is concerned with the current system because an internet crash will impair phone services, too, so none of TCU’s phones would work if the system lost connection.“With RingCentral, if we lose internet connectivity, our handsets would not work,” Lucas said, “but you would be able to log onto RingCentral on your cell phone, laptop, or whatever device you choose and connect to the Wi-Fi at Starbucks or something.”  The switch to the cloud-based system is occurring because IT recognized that on-premises systems are quickly becoming obsolete. According to Gartner, a global research and advisory firm, by 2021, 90 percent of IT leaders will not purchase any new premises-based systems. RingCentral is planned to be available for all faculty and staff by this summer. The overall goal is to have all of TCU’s phones on the cloud-based system by September of 2020. Facebook ReddIt Twitter Example of an on-premise phone system like the one TCU currently has.Photo Cred: TCU forms student coalition about sexual violence Diversity, equity and inclusion not taking a break Book authored by youngest Global Innovator Taylor Brumbaugh ReddIt Linkedin + posts last_img read more

Threats and physical attacks on journalists and media continue

first_img Follow the news on Nepal Nepalese journalists threatened, attacked and censored over Covid-19 coverage to go further Nepal: RSF’s recommendations to amend controversial Media Council Bill Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information News May 17, 2019 Find out more May 25, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Threats and physical attacks on journalists and media continue News Newscenter_img June 8, 2020 Find out more RSF_en Organisation News NepalAsia – Pacific May 29, 2019 Find out more NepalAsia – Pacific Under Chinese pressure, Nepal sanctions three journalists over Dalai Lama story Reporters Without Borders reiterates its deep concern about the continuing wave of violence against journalists in Nepal. Three days after sounding the alarm, the press freedom organization has received reports of more incidents.Muktiram Neupane of the daily Aarthik Abhiyan sustained head and stomach injuries in an attack in the western district of Palpa on 22 May, a day after Ashok Tuladhar, a reporter for the same newspaper, sustained a serious injury in an attack in the central district of Lalitpur.Sagarmath Television reporter Deepa Ale was attacked by demonstrators on 21 May in Nepalgunj, in the western district of Banke. She has been hospitalized in Kathmandu with serious eye injuries sustained in the attack.The following journalists have also reportedly been the victims of attacks:On 22 May-*Chudamani Wagle of Radio Sarlahi-*Dhruba Basnet of Star FM, in Bhaktapur-*Dila Prasad Gautam of Nepal Television-*Meena Khadka of Mountain Television, in Kathmandu-*Tikaram Neti of Mountain Television-*Uttam Phuyal of Mountain Television, in KathmanduOn 21 May-*Dharmendra Sapkota of Mountain Television, in Lalitpur-*Mukti Shrestha, a Mountain Television cameraman, in Lalitpur-*Nabaraj Shresth of News 24 Television, in Lalitpur-*Nirmal Wali of News 24 Television, in Lalitpur-*Pratikshya Sharma, a Mountain Television cameraman, in Lalitpur-*Rameshwor Sapkota of Mountain Television, in LalitpurOn 20 May-*Ramhari Pande of Sourya Daily, in KathmanduOn unspecified dates-*Binu Thapa Magar of Gandaki FM, in Pokhara-*Chuda Mani Wagle of Radio SarlahiMany copies of the Kantipur Daily, Annapurna Post, Kathmandu Post and Himalayan Times newspapers were burned by demonstrators in the eastern town of Lahan on 24 May.Mountain Television and Radio Madhyabindu reported being the target of intimidation attempts by demonstrators demanding favourable coverage of their protests. At one point, demonstrators surrounded the Radio Madhyabindu bureau in the central district of Nawalparasi.Protestors in the central district of Nuwakot issued a warning to Dhruba Rawal, an official with the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ), accusing him of covering their demonstrations in a negative manner.A total of 13 radio stations, two TV stations and seven newspapers in the central district of Rupandehi were forced to suspend activity because of similar harassment.Media vehicles have been attacked again. A Nagarik Daily vehicle was damaged in Kerakha, in the eastern district of Jhapa, on 22 May. A Mountain Television vehicle was vandalized in the central city of Bhaktapur, while a Karobar Daily vehicle was vandalized in Kathmandu.____________________________22/05/2012 – Proposed new constitution fuels tension, threats and attacks on mediaReporters Without Borders is disturbed by the many acts of violence against the media in the past two weeks in Nepal. Attacks on journalists and threats to their work have been fuelled by mounting tension in the run-up to the adoption of a new constitution, scheduled for 27 May.“The government should not forget the media amid all the controversy,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The new constitution must guarantee fundamental freedoms, including freedom of information. Only constitutionally protected media will able to question and criticize the government and make it accountable to the public.“The safety of journalists and news media in the course of their work will continue to be sacrificed in the absence of a concrete commitment by the authorities. Responding to physical attacks on journalists and ending impunity for those responsible for this violence should be priorities for the government. We note this week’s promise by Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai to provide better protection for journalists and we hope that concrete measures quickly follow.”In response to a nationwide call by the Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (NEFIN), many ethnic and religious groups have staged protests this month in a bid to get their demands reflected in the new constitution, and protesters have repeatedly harassed, threatened and attacked journalists. Newspaper distribution has been disrupted in the regions with the most tension, especially in the west.Journalists attacked during demonstrationsHari Sharma of the Annapurna Post newspaper and Image Channel Television was attacked in the central district of Nawalparasi on 19 May by supporters of the United Tharu Struggle Committee, a group formed by members of the Tharu ethnic community, after he covered a demonstration they had organized. They burned his motorcycle and broke his right hand.Demonstrators attacked three journalists – Sharad Chandra Bhandary of the news agency Rashtriya Samachar Samiti (RSS) and two reporters with the daily Sourya, Ram Sharan Bajagain and Bheem Gautam – on 11 May in Kathmandu, robbing Bajagain and Gautam of their press cards.Homraj Ranabhat of the daily Gorkhapatra was physically attacked by representatives of a group formed by members the Tharu community in the west of the country on 8 May. Members of the same movement attacked Milan Parajuli and Prem Bahadur Kshetry of Vijay FM, taking their press cards and the keys to their motorcycle.Around 50 other journalists have been attacked in the past two weeks. They include:On 21 May-*Ashok Dulal of Aarthik Abhiyan -*Nawaraj Shrestha of News 24 Television-*Prakash Adhikari, of Sagarmatha Television, in Makawanpur district -*Radheshyam Khatiwada, secretary of the Federation of Nepali Journalists in Chitawan district -*Rajan Upadhyay, of Barahi FM, in Kaski On 20 May-*Biku Tamang, a freelancer affiliated to the Federation of Sports Journalists, in Lalitpur-*Bijay Chamling of Rajdhani Daily, in Chabahi-*Dinesh Gautam of Citizen FM, in Kathmandu-*Dipendra Karki of Karobar Daily, in Lalitpur-*Prakash Kattel of Road Map Weekly-*Radheshyam Dahal of Sagarmatha Television-*Rajan Parajuli of Antenna Foundation Nepal, in Kathmandu-*Rajesh Rai of Gorkhapatra Daily-*Shakti Karki of Road Map Weekly-*Shambhu Kumar Prasai of Gorkhapatra Daily-*Upendra Sharma of Muktipatra Weekly-*Y.P. Ghimire, a Himalaya TV cameraman, in LalitpurOn 19 May-*Ram Rijhan Yadav, a journalist and media adviser to the prime minister, in Anamnagar, KathmanduOn 17 May-*Dilli Acharya, the president of the Rajdhani section of the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ), in Kalanki, Kathmandu-*Prakash Chandra Bhattarai, a journalist with the newspaper Lokvani daily and adviser to the FNJ’s Tanahu section, in Tanahu-*Prem Prasad Poudel, a journalist with the newspaper Lokvani daily and president of the FNJ’sTanahu section, in TanahuOn 10 May-*Govinda Chaulagain of the Society of Cooperative Journalists-*Purna Bhakta Duwal of the Society of Cooperative Journalists-*Rajesh Khanal of the Kathmandu Post, in Bhaktapur, Kathmandu-*Tapendra Karki of the newspaper Rajdhani, in Bhaktapur, KathmanduOn 9 May in the town of Dhangadi (in the western district of Kailali)-*Devraj Joshi of Swarnim Nepal-*Nawaraj Khanal of Mountain Television-*Ranga Timalsina of the Dhangadhi PostOn various dates-*Akkal Kunwar of Sagarmatha Television, in Kathmandu-*Ankit Adhikari of the Kathmadu Post, in Kathmandu-*Basu Satyal of Avenues Television-*Ganashekhar Sharma, a media union adviser, in Chitawan district-*Govinda Ghimire-*Hari Upreti Bhuwan-*Karna Chanda of Triveni FM in Doti district-*Milan Parajuli-*Mohan Shahi of the newspaper Kantipur, in Doti district-*Prakash Bam of Triveni FM in Doti district-*Prakash Gyawali-*Pranab Kharel of the Kathmadu Post, in Kathmandu-*Punya Dhamala of Sagarmatha Television-*Radheshyam Dahal-*Rajendra Acharya-*Rajendra Pokhrel of Nepal News-*Rajesh Chamling of Sagarmatha Television-*Raksha Regmi-*Rohit Bhandari of Mountain Television-*Saral Gurung of Sagarmatha Television-*Satish Subedi of Sagarmatha Television-*Shaligram Nepal, the president of Press Chautari, in Chitawan district-*Shambu Prasai of Sagarmatha Television-*Shishir Simkhada of Radio Nepal, in Chitawan district-*Tek Chanda of Triveni FM in Doti districtThreats and harassmentRadio Kantipur FM’s studio in the central district Lalitpur was surrounded on 20 May by demonstrators demanding favourable coverage of their community.Dharminda Saha of Samachar, a daily based in the western city of Dhangadhi, received a phone call on 13 May in which he was told to stop covering the current demonstrations.In a note to the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) on 13 May, the Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (NEFIN) accused the media of opposing a federal system and threatened to boycott media that covered the proposal negatively.NEFIN general secretary Ang Kaji Sherpa also warned that he would disperse media demonstrations and would “finish off” journalists if they dared to stage a counter-offensive. “We have heard that the Federation of Nepali Journalists is organising a protest rally against our strike,” he said. “If it happens then we would not spare the journalists.”The chairman of NEFIN, Raj Kumar Lekhi, meanwhile contradicted the organization’s general secretary. He reportedly asked demonstrators to stop attacking the media and insisted on NEFIN’s respect for the press.The FNJ and other journalists’ unions and media associations such as the Revolutionary Journalists Association (RJA), the Nepal Press Union and Press Chautari have condemned the threats and attacks. After lodging a complaint with the interior ministry, they organized a demonstration on 20 May against violence against journalists.The government, which has begun negotiations with ethnic and religious groups, has condemned the attacks on the media and has urged protesters to calm down.Attacks on media propertyDemonstrators attacked a vehicle owned by the daily Rajdhani as it was being used to deliver newspapers in Butawal, in the western district of Rupandehi, on 11 May. They also attacked the journalist Dinesh Pande when he tried to protect the vehicle.A vehicle owned by the daily Nagarik was damaged by Muslim protesters in Inaruwa Chowk, in the eastern district of Sunsari on 10 May.The vehicles of other media including Kantipur Publications, Kantipur Television, Karobar Daily, Kantipur TV, Himalaya TV, Avenues TV, Nepal 1 TV, Citizen FM, Gorkhapatra Daily, Lumbini Television, News 24 Television, Annapurna Post, Radio Lumbini and Mechi Kali have been attacked in recent days in various parts of the country including the capital.In Kathmandu, demonstrators set fire to 60 copies of the Kantipur and Kathmandu Post newspapers and to the motorcycles of Himalaya TV cameraman Y.P. Ghimire and Nagarik reporter Govinda Pariyar.Nepal is ranked 106th out of 179 countries in the 2011-2012 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. last_img read more

Two journalists conditionally freed, but a third stays in labour camp

first_img to go further Follow the news on Belarus News Ivaskevich has been serving a sentence of two years hard labour since 16 December 2002. He was convicted of defaming the president in an article in an election special in the summer of 2001 which was headlined, “A thief’s place is in prison” and which accused the president of corruption. “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown May 27, 2021 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out more News Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts BelarusEurope – Central Asia News BelarusEurope – Central Asia June 3, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two journalists conditionally freed, but a third stays in labour camp The administration of the Baranovichy labour camp announced on 3 June thatViktar Ivaskevich’s sentence has been reduced as a result of an amnesty. Hisrelease date is now 16 December, a year earlier than scheduled. He can nowalso request to be released on bail on 16 June.______A court in the southern town of Zhlobin on 21 March ordered the release for good conduct of Pavel Mazheiko, of the opposition newspaper Pagonya, and he returned at once to his home in Grodno. He was convicted of libelling President Alexander Lukashenko in a September 2001 article headed “Come and vote” and since 1 September 2002 had been serving a sentence of a year at hard labour in Zhlobin. Last month, the supreme court declined to review his conviction.______Reporters Without Borders today welcomed the release on parole of Nikolai Markevich, editor of the opposition newspaper Pagonya, on 4 March but stressed that it was unacceptable that there were still constraints on his freedom and reiterated its calls for the release of Pagonya reporter Pavel Majeiko and Viktor Ivaskevich, editor of the opposition newspaper Rabochy, still serving sentences of hard labour for “insulting and defaming” President Alexander Lukashenko.”Letting Nikolai Markevich go home was the least they could do,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard said. “Neither he nor any other journalist should ever have been given a prison sentence for expressing their opinion,” Ménard said, protesting that two other journalists were still imprisoned in Belarus just for doing their job because the authorities do not respect press freedom.”Nikolai Markevich should not be on parole but fully free to his job as an editor, just as Pavel Majeiko and Viktor Ivaskevich should be released immediately and without conditions,” Ménard said, demanding the repeal of articles 367, 368 and 369 of the criminal code under which they were jailed. These articles, which provide for up to five years in prison for “insulting and defaming the president” were an “aberration,” he said.A court in Osipovichi (south of Minsk) ruled on 4 March that Markevich could return to his home in Grodno, near the Polish border, subject to his submitting to regular judicial controls, finding a job and paying 15 per cent of his salary to the state for 12 months. He had been serving a sentence of 18 months hard labour in internal exile in Osipovichi since 1 September 2002. He was convicted for carrying reports in the 4 September 2001 issue of Pagonya accusing President Lukashenko of involvement in the disappearances of government opponents including journalist Dmitri Zavadski.Since 1 September 2002, Majeiko has been serving a sentence of one year of hard labour in the southern city of Zhlobin for criticising the president in an article published in Pagonya in September 2001. The supreme court upheld his conviction in February. RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” News Organisation May 28, 2021 Find out more RSF_en last_img read more

All about dignity

first_imgEmail Print AS YOUNG women, the Magdalens were stripped of their freedom, their dignity and even their names. They lost parents, children, siblings. Many of them were barely past childhood and some were still children but they were forced to endure a punishing regime of hard physical labour, verbal and physical punishments that could only be described as abuse and many had no idea when, or if, this living hell would open and release them.The vast majority were paid nothing for their work. And the McAleese report has revealed that the state had a hand in condemning about one-quarter of these women to this fate.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up While they were incarcerated in the laundries, they learned plenty about how to remove filth from dirty linen and how to iron and mend. But they got no other education or training and girls as young as twelve left their schoolbooks behind them forever when the doors of the laundry closed behind them.Some spent all their lives in these grim places but those who got out no doubt found there was no reward waiting for women who had no skills that would earn them anything other than minimum pay, if that.Having endured all that, the majority of the survivors are now elderly and are again reliant on the state to pay them a pension, often non-contributory and barely enough to exist. Certainly, not an amount that will give them choices about how to spend their golden years.In contrast, the civil servants who had a hand in condemning them to the laundries and a subsequent lifetime of nightmare memories retired on gilt-edged pensions that are more than enough to pay for golf club memberships and sun-drenched holidays.Certainly, the Magdalene women need an apology. But before even more of them end their days without some comforts, they need to be promptly and properly compensated.Above: A tombstone memorial to Magdalene laundry workers from the Good Shepherd Convent in Limerick. NewsLocal NewsAll about dignityBy admin – February 7, 2013 402 Twitter Linkedincenter_img WhatsApp Facebook Advertisement Previous articleFather on trial for sexual assault of family membersNext article“Opportunistic” Limerick woman alleges payoff for silence adminlast_img read more