Bill proposes 4 multi-channel wagering permits in Arkanas

first_img4th April 2019 | By contenteditor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Email Address Lawmakers in Arkansas are to run the rule over a new bill that would legalise online and mobile sports wagering in the US state.Introduced by Senator Will Bond, Senate Bill 669 sets out plans for the Arkansas Racing Commission to award up to four sports betting licences to venues across the state, with a limit of one licence per county.Licences will only be awarded to venues located in a county with a population of more than 25,000 people, while the facility must be based at least 75 miles away from the closest casino These licences would cost $1,000 (£758/€890), half of which would be refunded to the applicant should their bid be successful.Venues that secure a licence may also be permitted to partner with an out-of-state vendor in order to offer sports wagering services to consumers in Arkansas. Third-party interactive wagering platforms would be required to pay an annual operation fee of $10,000.Also known as the Athletic Event Wagering Act of 2019, the bill also sets out how operators that secure a licence would face a tax rate of 12.5% of gross in-person sports betting revenue and 13.5% on mobile betting revenue.In addition, the bill includes measures for a so-called ‘integrity fee’ to be paid to sports leagues. Licence holders would pay at a rate of 1% of the amount wagered on the professional or amateur athletic association’s events.Sports betting would be limited to consumers aged at least 18, but players would not need to register in person in order to access mobile or online services.Wagering would be permitted on a wide range of sporting contests, but the bill set outs that betting would not be allowed on WWE wrestling events, Special Olympics events or competitions sanctioned by the American Kennel Club.The bill has been put forward as Arkansas’ newly-legal casino market launched this week, following approval from voters in November’s mid-term election. Southland Park Gaming and Racing became the first venue to receive a casino licence, and made table games available to the public on April 2.Four casinos are permitted to operate under rules set out by the Arkansas Racing Commission, which were approved by the state Joint Budget Committee’s Administrative Rule & Regulation Review Subcommittee in February. The legislation currently permits in-person sports betting only.Image: Jo Naylor Bill proposes 4 multi-channel wagering permits in Arkanas Lawmakers in Arkansas are to run the rule over a new bill that would legalise in-person, online and mobile sports wagering in the US state, but limit the number of licences to just four. Senate Bill 669 also includes proposals for a so-called ‘integrity fee’ to be paid to sports leagues. Legal & compliance Regions: US Arkansas Topics: Legal & compliance Sports betting Subscribe to the iGaming newsletterlast_img read more

FBC Holdings Limited ( 2013 Presentation

first_imgFBC Holdings Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2013 presentation For more information about FBC Holdings Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the FBC Holdings Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: FBC Holdings Limited (  2013 presentation Company ProfileFBC Holdings Limited (FBC Bank) is a financial institution in Zimbabwe providing financial products and solutions for retail, commercial and corporate banking; with a range of products and services extending from savings deposit accounts and micro-lending in the informal market to foreign market investment, mortgage financing, micro-lending, re-insurance, short-term insurance and stock-brokering services. Its re-insurance division underwrites classes of insurance for fire, engineering, motoring, marine and miscellaneous incidences. FBC Bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of First Banking Corporation Holdings Limited which is a publicly-traded financial services company in Zimbabwe. FBC Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

£2k to invest in the stock market crash? I’d buy these 2 bargain FTSE 100 shares in an ISA today

first_img Peter Stephens | Thursday, 11th June, 2020 | More on: FRES PNN I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. £2k to invest in the stock market crash? I’d buy these 2 bargain FTSE 100 shares in an ISA today 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. Image source: Getty Images Peter Stephens owns shares of Fresnillo. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Fresnillo and Pennon Group. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! The FTSE 100’s recent market crash could cause investors to favour stocks that offer defensive characteristics. A weak economic outlook and the potential for a second wave of coronavirus could allow companies with relatively robust business models to deliver resilient share price performances.As such, buying these two stocks with £2k, or any other amount, in an ISA today could be a shrewd move. They appear to offer good value for money. They could also outperform the wider FTSE 100 during what may prove to be a volatile period for the stock market.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…FresnilloFTSE 100 gold and silver producer Fresnillo (LSE: FRES) has recorded a 16% share price rise since the start of the year. The precious metals sector has become increasingly popular among investors. The gold price has surged close to record highs and the price of silver has also moved significantly higher over recent months.Looking ahead, Fresnillo could experience rising profitability due to the prospects for precious metals prices over the coming months. Historically, they’ve provided a store of wealth during turbulent economic periods. With the world economy likely to experience a period of weaker growth and lower interest rates, precious metals prices could make gains in the near term.With Fresnillo investing heavily in its pipeline and infrastructure, it appears to have a sound strategy after what has been a challenging couple of years regarding production levels. Its share price has risen so far in 2020. But it still trades on a price-to-earnings growth (PEG) ratio of just 0.4 as a result of its buoyant earnings prospects.As such, now could be the right time to buy a slice of it for the long term, having the potential to outperform many of its FTSE 100 index peers.FTSE 100 utility company PennonAnother FTSE 100 share that could offer improving total return prospects in a challenging economic period is Pennon (LSE: PNN). The water utility company’s recent annual results highlighted its robust business model. It showed its financial performance for the year is in line with previous guidance.The company has a solid balance sheet, with £1.6bn in funding and liquidity prior to the receipt of cash from its Viridor sale. This is likely to mean it has the financial strength to overcome expected credit losses in the coming months. It faces rising customer debt as a weak economic outlook and higher unemployment are likely to occur.With a dividend yield of 3.8%, Pennon appears to offer an attractive income return. By contrast, many of its FTSE 100 index peers are delaying or even cancelling their shareholder payouts.Its resilient income potential could make it a more popular stock when low interest rates inhibit the opportunities available to income investors. This could help to push its share price higher.As such, its total return potential appears to be relatively attractive over the long term.center_img See all posts by Peter Stephens Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shareslast_img read more

Weekend food program brings ‘Shear Blessings’ to Houston children

first_img Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME By Luke BlountPosted Jun 13, 2013 Tags [Episcopal Diocese of Texas] Last summer, Melissa Peter had the idea of helping children in Houston’s Third Ward and began asking how to help at Blackshear Elementary School. To her surprise, the administration told her they received almost no community support, and she resolved to make a difference with the help of Holy Spirit Episcopal Church and School in Houston.Together with Holy Spirit’s director of parish life, KariAnn Lessner, and volunteers throughout the church and school, Shear Blessings in a Backpack was born in September 2012. The program, which was inspired by the national Blessings in a Backpack organization, originally provided weekend food for 50 qualifying children, but as word spread, the program grew. By the spring, Shear Blessings delivered their 5,000th food bag.To learn more about Shear Blessings, watch the video here or click here. Or follow them on Facebook here. Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Tampa, FL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, 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 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Martinsville, VA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Bath, NC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books 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 Rector Albany, NY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Press Release Service Weekend food program brings ‘Shear Blessings’ to Houston children Featured Events Rector Smithfield, NC Submit a Job Listing Rector Washington, DC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Children, Poverty & Hunger Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Knoxville, TN Submit a Press Release Rector Hopkinsville, KY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit an Event Listing 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 Director of Music Morristown, NJ last_img read more

Shelter House / Punto Arquitectónico

first_imgArchitects: Punto Arquitectónico Area Area of this architecture project Manufacturers: Interalum, Palorosa, UnserhausCollaborating Architects:Cristina Cámara, Rolando Lizarraga, Nalley Osorio, Gabriel Mendoza, Sebastian Montalvo, Cristopher Estrella, Manuel FerrerAuthors Architects:Alejandra Molina, Israel Ramírez, Mauricio RosalesCity:MéridaCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Tamara UribeRecommended ProductsWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXText description provided by the architects. This project seeks to be a private and intimate place for a family of five. The program is divided into two levels, leaving on the ground floor the public zone, semi-public and services; Upstairs the rooms.Save this picture!Lower Floor PlanLocated in the center of the site, the social area composed of living room and dining room develops parallel to the back yard, accompanied in its entire length by the terrace. The house opens completely towards the garden views, remaining blind and airtight towards the road.Save this picture!© Tamara UribeSave this picture!© Tamara UribeThe interior space is delimited by sliding wooden walls, which allow integrating the rooms in different configurations according to the use and privacy required. The living and dining room can be integrated into a single space with the kitchen, also the kitchen can be integrated with the TV room. The TV room is configured as a transparent volume that dialogues with the terrace and the garden.Save this picture!SectionsBefore the social area, as part of the facade takes place the volume of services, which configured as an element of monolithic appearance, serves as the first filter or barrier, increasing the feeling of privacy both from the street to the house and home on the street.Save this picture!© Tamara UribeUpstairs, on the perimeter the bedrooms take place, emphasizing the views to the outside, these rooms converge in a private familiar room.Save this picture!Upper Floor PlanThe house, materialized as a bunker on the ground floor, with solid stone walls of the region, looking almost impermeable from the street; in a contrary way, the rear facade opens completely to the outside through large windows emphasizing the relation with the exterior.Save this picture!© Tamara UribeProject gallerySee allShow lessTezuka Architects’ Fuji Kindergarten Wins 2017 Moriyama RAIC International PrizeArchitecture NewsMany Feared Dead or Trapped After Earthquake Topples Buildings Throughout MexicoArchitecture News Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Year:  “COPY” Mexico CopyHouses•Mérida, Mexico Shelter House / Punto ArquitectónicoSave this projectSaveShelter House / Punto Arquitectónico ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Shelter House / Punto Arquitectónico ArchDailycenter_img Area:  505 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Tamara Uribe+ 36 Share CopyAbout this officePunto ArquitectónicoOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMeridaMéridaMexicoPublished on September 20, 2017Cite: “Shelter House / Punto Arquitectónico” 20 Sep 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialCommunications2NIntercom – 2N® IP BaseSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE Pyramid/HippedConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagWall Cladding – MDF Perforated PanelsStonesMikado QuartzQuartz Slab – ClassiqueFloorsFranken-SchotterFlooring Panels – Dietfurt LimestoneWindowspanoramah!®ah! CornerFittingsSaliceStorage Accessories – Excessories, Pull- outArmchairs / Couches / Futons / PoufsEmuSeating System – TamiMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?绿意盎然:在灰色石块上加一抹色彩 Shelter House / Punto Arquitectónico是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs Houses 2016 Projects “COPY” Photographs:  Tamara Uribe Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project last_img read more

BAT High-Rise Living / Vincent Parreira Atelier Architecture A…

first_imgArchDaily Architects: Aires Mateus e Associados, Vincent Parreira Atelier Architecture AAVP Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard BAT High-Rise Living / Vincent Parreira Atelier Architecture AAVP + Aires Mateus e Associados France Atelier Roberta “COPY” CopyApartments•Paris, France City:ParisCountry:FranceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Luc Boegly / Salem MostefaouiText description provided by the architects. A monumental rift divides this large building, multiplies perspectives on the urban landscape and creates new ways of high-rise living. Vincent Parreira: «By a subtle game of elements replaced along the public space, the construction emerges according to the views, like a city made of bodies and transparencies. A piece of territory is fi xed from the ground to the sky.»Save this picture!© Luc Boegly / Salem MostefaouiSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Luc Boegly / Salem MostefaouiThe building, rises up to 50 meters and is located on the north-west side, along the park entrance, while the lower buildings are built up against the lot 04a, alongside the neighboring base, creating a suburban scale facing the park. The landscaped garden becomes a negative piece to the buildings and a transition landscape between the park and the street. It participated to the distinction of the buildings, which project an image of lightness and fragility. «First and foremost, this garden is an empty place. The project is made to emphasize this emptiness. We chose to add a chromatic difference between these two constructions, in order to characterize the emptiness, which should not only be read as a link between two volumes perpendicular to the park. We underline the distinction with their scale and their urban position.Save this picture!© Luc Boegly / Salem MostefaouiSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Luc Boegly / Salem MostefaouiThe building is two-tone. One part is white, monochrome, drawing the building form limits. Its imposing mass helps distinguish the first building from the second, which is black with golden  highlights,  it  preserves  the  same  constructive  principles  but  establishes  another relation with the central garden, based on erasure, like an absence. This disparity dialogues and enriches itself with the surrounding vegetation.» (Vincent Parreira)Save this picture!© Luc Boegly / Salem MostefaouiProject gallerySee allShow lessRenovation Work Begins on Sydney Opera House’s Concert HallArchitecture NewsLast Days to Vote for the ArchDaily Building of the Year 2020 AwardsArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:Paris, FranceLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Landscape: Area:  12604 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs BAT High-Rise Living / Vincent Parreira Atelier Architecture AAVP + Aires Mateus e AssociadosSave this projectSaveBAT High-Rise Living / Vincent Parreira Atelier Architecture AAVP + Aires Mateus e AssociadosSave this picture!© Luc Boegly / Salem Mostefaoui+ 20Curated by Paula Pintos Share Year:  2018 Apartments Photographs:  Luc Boegly / Salem Mostefaoui Projects “COPY” CopyAbout this officeVincent Parreira Atelier Architecture AAVPOfficeFollowAires Mateus e AssociadosOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsParisOn FacebookFrancePublished on February 14, 2020Cite: “BAT High-Rise Living / Vincent Parreira Atelier Architecture AAVP + Aires Mateus e Associados” 14 Feb 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ NaturalPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®WindowsVitrocsaSliding Window – Mosquito NetSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 4″Sports ApplicationsPunto DesignPunto Fit in Ekaterinburg Public SpaceWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsKnobsKarcher DesignDoor Knob K390 (50)TablesVitsœ621 Side TableMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

War Child UK launches Armistice campaign encouraging peaceful gameplay

first_img[youtube][/youtube] Melanie May | 8 November 2018 | News War Child UK launches Armistice campaign encouraging peaceful gameplay AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis24 Carey Mulligan. Photo by Louis Leeson.Gamers can support War Child UK in a variety of ways, either by participating in a peaceful movement, purchasing titles from a special sale on digital games store Steam, or by purchasing special Armistice or peace-themed items within their favourite game on mobile, console or PC. “War Child’s Armistice is a unique and exciting initiative. Peace is denied to too many children around the world, but millions of gamers can help some of the world’s most vulnerable children affected by war by playing games as part of War Child’s Armistice. It’s such an innovative way to fundraise and very simple too – just buying and playing a game you love can help provide crucial support for innocent victims of war.”  161 total views,  1 views today War Child UK and its US partner Children in Conflict have launched a campaign promoting peace in video games to help children caught up in war and mark the WW1 centenary.The project, called Armistice, is a wide-ranging fundraising initiative created by the charities and launched by War Child UK ambassador Carey Mulligan that aims to encourage peaceful gameplay in the month of November, to coincide with Armistice Day. It aims to raise £250,000 to support children affected by war around the world. Tagged with: Gaming Some of the world’s leading video game publishers are contributing special content such as inserting cupid’s arrows or special healing items instead of guns, hosting a 2 minute silence, or rewarding players for pacifist game-play. All proceeds from in-game purchases go to supporting War Child programmes. Participating games include World of Tanks, Prison Architect and 11-11 Memories Retold (main image), which is voiced by Elijah Wood and launches on 9 November. This will have specially-created downloadable content for £2.99 with all profits going to support War Child’s activities.For the first time, gamers who use live streaming platforms such as Twitch will be able to run their own charity streaming events in support of War Child. They can do so using JustGiving LiveStreaming, integrating their Twitch stream with their JustGiving fundraising page.Rob Williams, CEO of War Child UK:“We’re thrilled to be able to reach out and raise awareness of our work with such an expansive audience in an innovative way. Video games are constantly pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in technology and entertainment – now they’re doing the same for fundraising. We’re so grateful for the fantastic support from some of most talented people in gaming and hope this year’s Armistice will be our most successful yet.”Carey Mulligan, War Child UK global ambassador, added: Advertisement  162 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis24 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via read more

Up to £10,000 available for outer London projects to reduce poverty & inequality

first_img“Through working with Trust for London on this innovative project we’re supporting those with great ideas which improve life for people in the city. At Crowdfunder we see amazing ideas which bring positive change to people’s lives become a reality everyday, we’re looking forward to see what ideas Londoners have.” Crowdfunder and charitable foundation Trust for London have launched their second joint campaign offering funding to projects in outer London boroughs working to reduce poverty and inequality. Following this summer’s launch of Trust for London and Crowdfunder’s Connected Communities Match Fund in Harrow and Barking & Dagenham, this second phase of the partnership aims to shine a light on London’s most pressing social issues by helping local community groups raise funding to tackle issues that matter to them, and that will have a positive impact on their communities.Connected Communities Make Change Happen is open across 21 boroughs – Barking and Dagenham, Barnet, Bexley, Brent, Bromley, Croydon, Ealing, Enfield, Greenwich, Haringey, Harrow, Havering, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Kingston upon Thames, Merton, Newham, Redbridge, Richmond upon Thames, Sutton, Waltham Forest, with the opportunity to gain match funding of up to £10,000 per project. Community groups are encouraged to submit their idea in no more than 100 words via the Crowdfunder site before 18 October to get their idea live before Christmas.Successful projects will then be contacted and supported by the Crowdfunder team, to help get their crowdfunding campaign up and running.Helal Uddin Abbas, Grants Manager at Trust for London said: “At Trust for London, we know that London community groups make real change happen through their work to improve the lives of those in their local communities. Through working with Crowdfunder, we hope to reach and interest new developing community groups and individuals with ideas to tackle poverty and inequality in their areas.” Jason Nuttall, Programme Director from Crowdfunder added: Advertisement Up to £10,000 available for outer London projects to reduce poverty & inequality  308 total views,  2 views today Tagged with: London match funding About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13  309 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13 Melanie May | 3 October 2019 | Newslast_img read more

Fate of missing French journalist unclear, caution urged

first_img RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America April 30, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Fate of missing French journalist unclear, caution urged RSF_en Help by sharing this information April 27, 2021 Find out more News May 13, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Uncertainty surround’s French freelance journalist Roméo Langlois’ fate after a shootout on 28 April in the southern department of Colombia between the detachment of security forces he was accompanying and leftist guerrillas belonging to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). Langlois is stringer for the French news TV channel France 24.The Colombian authorities described him as “missing,” although yesterday they called on the FARC rebels not to harm him “in the event that they are holding him.” Yesterday, the French foreign ministry said he had been kidnapped by the FARC although foreign minister Alain Juppé admitted today the French authorities were not absolutely sure of this.“It is clear from the speculation and changing stories that reliable information about Langlois’ fate is lacking,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Under these circumstances, information needs to be treated with the utmost care. The war of words and half-truths is an intrinsic part of the Colombian civil war, and the consequences can be dangerous for its victims. The search for the facts must continue and no statement liable to expose Langlois to more danger should be made until the exact situation has been established.”Langlois was accompanying a detachment of 24 soldiers led by three members of the judicial police on an operation, dubbed “Alquimia” (Alchemy), that was supposed to find and destroy clandestine cocaine laboratories. He has been missing ever since a shootout on 28 April with what the government describes as a group of about 100 FARC guerrillas. The sergeant assigned to protecting Langlois was killed in the shootout. Five other soldiers initially reporting missing have all been found alive.Reporters Without Borders has been told by Simone Bruno, an Italian journalist in Caquetá who also works for France 24, that Langlois removed his helmet and bullet-proof vest during the shootout in order to be identifiable as a civilian. Bruno also said that the security procedures established prior to the operation included regular communication with Langlois’ family and diplomatic representatives. Bad weather grounded two helicopters that should have provided the detachment with cover.Last night, Bruno and two other journalists went to the departmental capital of Florencia with the aim of recovering Langlois’ personal effects and equipment. We hope that he will be able to obtain recordings made by Langlois on 28 April that will provide more information about the attack. Bruno has told us he will not leave the area until Langlois’ fate is definitely established.Langlois has been praised for his coverage of the civil war, which has gone on for more than half a century. Although weakened by the deaths of their leading commanders (Manuel Marulanda and Raúl Reyes) and by recent desertions, the FARC continue to control territory. At the start of this year, the rebels announced that they would no longer hold any civilians hostage.One of the western hemisphere’s most dangerous countries for the media, Colombia holds the record for the number of journalists who have had to flee their region or flee the country, and for the number of journalists who have been threatened by paramilitary groups, other armed groups, drug trafficker or officials with links to drug trafficking. Reports Organisation center_img Follow the news on Colombia ColombiaAmericas ColombiaAmericas 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies to go further News News RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia October 21, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Interannual variability of the South Georgia marine ecosystem: biological and physical sources of variation in the abundance of krill

first_imgInterannual variability is a characteristic feature of the Southern Ocean ecosystem, yet the relative roles of biological and physical processes in generating these fluctuations are unknown. There is now extensive evidence that there are years when there is a very low abundance of Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba) in the South Georgia area, and that this variation affects much of the ecosystem, with the most obvious impacts on survival and breeding success of some of the major predators on krill. The open nature of the South Georgia ecosystem means this variability has large-scale relevance, but even though there are unique time series of data available, information on some key processes is limited. Fluctuations in year-class success in parts, or all, of the krill population across the Scotia Sea can generate large changes in the available biomass. The ocean transport pathways maintain the large-scale ecosystem structure by moving krill over large distances to areas where they are available to predator colonies. This large-scale physical system shows strong spatial and temporal coherence in the patterns of the interannual and subdecadal variability. This physical variability affects both the population dynamics of krill and the transport pathways, emphasizing that both the causes and the consequences of events at South Georgia are part of much larger-scale processes.last_img read more

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