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Albania passes law to ban online gambling

first_imgLegal & compliance Albania passes law to ban online gambling Tags: Online Gambling AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 26th October 2018 | By contenteditor Regions: Europe Baltics Albania Email Address All gaming to be prohibited from December 31 after unanimous vote Topics: Legal & compliance Albania’s parliament today (Wednesday) passed laws that will ban online betting and prohibit other forms of gambling from the end of this year.The ban will come into force from January 1 and comes after a government crusade aimed at tackling addiction, reducing the threat of match fixing in sport and protecting household finances.The legislation will force the closure of slot machine parlours and betting shops in residential areas. After December 31 gaming operations will be restricted to designated tourist areas, such as a five-star hotel’s casino in capital Tirana, as well as on the outskirts of towns and cities.The national lottery will continue to operate but all online gambling sites will be outlawed, including the only current legal entity, Bastarena, which is part-owned by the brother of Prime Minister Edi Rama (pictured).Ahead of the vote, which passed unanimously, Rama, a former basketball player, said: “We are waging a frontal war with the evil entrenched deeply in our society over the years.”Rama said a special task force would be set up to shut down any online gambling sites that continue to operate in the country.“They might keep changing sites, and we’ll keep shutting them down,” he said.Representatives of sports betting companies have vowed to fight the ban and seek compensation.Rama has led a campaign against gambling in Albania since his socialist party swept to power five years ago in a landslide election victory. Within five months of his triumph, some 1,300 betting premises had undergone inspections, with many being closed down due to allegations of financial mismanagement.There had been hopes of a timely boost for operators in Albania when, in July, the government submitted plans to reduce the tax rate from 15% of gross gaming revenue to 15% of gross earnings. However, President Ilir Meta vetoed the proposal, sending it back to parliament for further consideration.Albanians reportedly spent €132m on gambling in 2017 – a 10% year-on-year increase – even though, with a population of under three million, Albania’s GDP of $12.7bn places it as one of the poorest countries in Europe.However, a report by the national audit committee said that the state had failed to collect about €395m in fines levied on operators who had failed to fulfil certain regulations between 2014 and 2016.last_img read more

Covid-19: global forecasts rebound after five-month decline

first_img H2 Gambling Capital saw the first gain in its 2020 gross gambling win forecasts this week since it started tracking the impact of the pandemic on the sector five months ago. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Bingo Topics: Casino & games Finance Legal & compliance Sports betting Bingo Poker Slots H2 Gambling Capital saw the first gain in its 2020 gross gambling win forecasts this week since it started tracking the impact of the pandemic on the sector five months ago.iGB’s principal data partner is now forecasting global gambling revenues to come in 24% behind pre-pandemic projections compared to 24.1% last week, after better-than-expected Chinese lottery and Italian igaming numbers for May added $360m to forecasts (Charts 1, 2 and 8 below)In Asia, the bringing forward of its assumption of Singapore casino reopenings to 23 June saw H2 adjust its downgrade to 27% from 27.1% (Chart 3)They however cautioned that a return to normal for this and other international destination casino markets was heavily dependent on border reopenings and resumption of air travel.The other main story this week was online increasing its forecast share of global gambling revenues, reflecting the continued acceleration in digital transformation of the sector highlighted in previous updates, now up to 17% from the 13.2% predicted before the pandemic (Chart 6). AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 26th June 2020 | By Stephen Carter Tags: Card Rooms and Poker Online Gambling Slot Machines Regions: Africa Asia Europe LATAM US North Africa & Middle East Email Address Covid-19: global forecasts rebound after five-month declinelast_img read more

Sean O’Brien and Ireland will learn fate at disciplinary hearing today

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The 2015 Rugby World Cup has produced some fantastic moments so far and has sold over 2.4 million tickets. However for all the magnificient rugby produced, there have been moments of controversy and ill-discipline. Sean O’Brien and Ireland will learn their fate at a disciplinary hearing on Tuesday in London at 1pm. Power punch from Seán O’Brien— EatSleepRugby (@eatsleeprugby) October 11, 2015Citing Commissioner Dougie Hunter cited O’Brien under Law 10.4 (a): “A player must not strike an opponent with the fist or arm, including the elbow, shoulder, head or knee(s).”The citing process during this World Cup has not been without controversy, with many believing the powers have been unfairly strict on in some cases. For example, Alesana Tuilagi  was originally banned for five weeks after he was deemed to have struck Japan’s Harumichi Tatekawa with his knee. On review it was reduced to two weeks. Ireland will today learn whether they will be without Sean O’Brien after he was cited on Monday night following their victory over France. To make matters worse for the Irish they will also be without the stricken Paul O’Connell and Peter O’Mahony, whilst Johnny Sexton remains a doubt. The numbers injured so far at this World Cup has been staggering with 33 players pulling out so far; this contrasts vastly to the number of injuries seen at the World Cup in 2011 which was only 16 at this exact stage.The Leinster player was cited on Monday night for striking Pascal Papé in the first minute of Ireland’s 24-9 win over France last Sunday. The minimum suspension for this action would be two weeks meaning that the 28-year-old back-row would miss at least the quarter-final if the citing is upheld. Below is a clip of Sean O’Brien’s striking action. Five-week ban for this by Alesana Tuilagi? Really? “Striking with the knee.”— Ben Coles (@bencoles_) October 7, 2015And now it seems that the citing commission are copping even more flak from pundits and fans after Ross Ford and Jonny Gray were cited for dangerous tackles following the Scotland and Samoa match. Lock Gray is deemed to have made an illegal tip tackle against Samoa.Their fate will be decided by independent judicial officer Christopher Quinlan QC. They were both were charged by Australian independent citing commissioner Scott Nowland.center_img Big day: Sean O’Brien will find out on Tuesday afternoon if he is to be banned @AndyNic9 @SDM_Robertson— Gavin Chapman (@gavinc42) October 12, 2015 What have you made of these incidents? Let us know on Twitter – @Rugbyworldmag – or on Facebook – Rugby World Magazine.For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here.last_img read more

Apopka Police Department calls on ATF to investigate fireworks company

first_img Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Mama Mia  From APD NewsThe City of Apopka contracted with the company Creative Pyrotechnics for a Fourth of July fireworks show at the Apopka Amphitheater. On the evening of July 4th at the hour of the scheduled fireworks show, the vendor unilaterally canceled, failing to fulfill the city’s contract, and immediately began breaking down the launch tubes and unfired fireworks ordnance. The crew informed city employees they were leaving and they would return on the next day, July 5th, to retrieve their rental vehicle and launch tubes that they were leaving overnight on the city’s property.  Apopka police officers, in an abundance of caution, conducted security sweeps of the designated launch area and found the fireworks crew had left unexpended ordnances in launch tubes, some of which had fallen over and were considered a danger. Apopka detectives were sent to investigate the possibility of the vendor violating regulations regarding the storage of display fireworks. Detectives contacted the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) for direction and assistance. ATF agents responded and are reviewing the regulations regarding abandoned and/or improperly stored fireworks and the requirement for vendors to comply with Federal explosives laws, 18 U.S.C. Chapter 40. The code requires all persons to store explosive materials in a manner in conformity with regulations. ATF is currently conducting an on-going investigation. The Apopka Police Department is a full-service, accredited police agency with more than 150 employees including 108 sworn officers and staff. The APD supports the Crimeline program to aid in investigations and to foster safe and anonymous tips that lead to criminal arrests. You can help with these local cases – if you have relevant information, please call (800) 423-TIPS, go to, or e-mail [email protected] Apopka bulletins can be found at the APD website (; click on “Crimeline”.  The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here July 7, 2018 at 5:03 am Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate TAGSApopka Police DepartmentATFFederal Bureau of AlcoholTobacco and Firearms Previous articleUpdating: Apopka fireworks vendor Creative Pyrotechnics had issues all over the stateNext articleBare bones Apopka budget may need millage rate increase or red light camera revenue to balance Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Reply A news story about the firework company is on Channel 6 news right now, as I type. The owner of the fireworks company takes full responsibility, and has apologized. He states that 6 out of the 10 shows he had scheduled for the 4th of July went off with no problems. The reporter lady from the news station, is out there live reporting, and the news station is “trying to get to the bottom of why the shows didn’t go off as planned”. July 6, 2018 at 6:22 pm Reply July 6, 2018 at 1:39 pm Mama Mia Reggie, regarding the above posting at 6:22 pm, July 6, 2018…..I DID NOT POST THAT MESSAGE! Someone is an imposter here on this website, because I didn’t post that, that is not my thoughts, and I don’t post filthy words on here, on this site, or anywhere else. Reggie, this imposter needs exposed for who they really are, as you have their e-mail address and name….please remove this imposter’s posting, as it is not my posting. Signed, the REAL Mama Mia that posts here regularly. Thanks so much. Peace, love, and you creep, you know who you are, and karmas going to get you! July 6, 2018 at 5:12 pm Wow….bringing in the feds! If this firework company does another show here in Apopka, to make up for the cancelled one, that was on the 4th, and if it takes place on Labor Day, we will probably go, as I don’t think our neighborhood will be firing off fireworks for Labor Day, but I could be wrong…. and I could leave my dog at home, and we could GET IN FREE….lol Reply Mama Mia Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 WOW nobody ever looks at the last 10 years of awesome fireworks that the city’s had wonderful shows never talked about the company or even mention the name this company has gone 110% more than they paid for everybody deserves a second chance this world is going to shit Reply Mama Mia 5 COMMENTS July 6, 2018 at 5:36 pm Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Zambelli Fireworks Please enter your comment! Mama Mia Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

25 Social Housing Units / Zoomfactor Architectes

first_img France Photographs Housing Projects Year:  Year:  Jobert 25 Social Housing Units / Zoomfactor Architectes ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2012 Save this picture!Courtesy of Zoomfactor Architectes+ 9 Share “COPY” Photographs:  Courtesy of Zoomfactor Architectes center_img 2012 Area:  2160 m² Area:  2160 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily Architects: Zoomfactor Architectes Area Area of this architecture project Earth Moving/ Networks:EuroviaGreen Spaces:ChartrelWooden Structure/Panelling:Les Charpentiers du MorvanTightness/ Zinc Work:Les Charpentiers du MorvanExterior Joinery:Les Charpentiers du MorvanInterior Joinery:Id’ées 89Metal Work:SARL MarechalPlastering Work/Insulation:La Plâtrerie SénonaisePlumbing/Heating/ Ventilation:La Technique ModerneElectricity:Ineo EnersysPainting:ChiavazzaFloors:RoggianiTiles:RoggianiRendering:ChiavazzaCost:€ 4,48 M excl. VATCity:Villeneuve-sur-YonneCountry:FranceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Plan Type 5Recommended ProductsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling Panels Save this picture!Courtesy of Zoomfactor ArchitectesDomanys wanted to make a project as a sustainable housing manifesto. Save this picture!Courtesy of Zoomfactor ArchitectesWe proposed prefab Douglas-wood houses distributed among a terrain-following configuration. The building site is a north-south oriented steady slope with the views and the lowest level on the north. Save this picture!Courtesy of Zoomfactor ArchitectesThe houses are organized around patios which provide access and openings to preserve the best orientations. Solar thermal panels and rainwater collection allow us to reach the BBC label (Low-Consumption Building). In the north, opposite the forest, a 7 dwellings building has the same organizing principle with south-facing terraces.Project gallerySee allShow lessNew Shelter in Ruavieja / Sergio RojoSelected ProjectsTall Tinder: Are Wooden Skyscrapers Really Fire Safe?ArticlesProject locationAddress:Villeneuve-sur-Yonne, FranceLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share “COPY” Structure: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 25 Social Housing Units / Zoomfactor ArchitectesSave this projectSave25 Social Housing Units / Zoomfactor Architectes CopyHousing•Villeneuve-sur-Yonne, France CopyAbout this officeZoomfactor ArchitectesOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingVilleneuve-sur-YonneHousingResidentialFrancePublished on March 11, 2014Cite: “25 Social Housing Units / Zoomfactor Architectes” 11 Mar 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemArmchairsUniForArmchair – ParigiLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsAluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Façade BladesCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemWire MeshJakobWebnet in a Gymnasium in GurmelsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Pocket Door | MareaPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WLouversReynaers AluminiumSolar ShadingHandlesFormaniFitting Collection – ARCMore 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

Ananda House / IBUKU

first_imgArchDaily “COPY” CopyHouses•Abiansemal, Indonesia Indonesia Ananda House / IBUKUSave this projectSaveAnanda House / IBUKU Projects Architects: IBUKU Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Year:  CopyAbout this officeIBUKUOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAbiansemalBaliBambooIcebergIndonesiaPublished on February 29, 2020Cite: “Ananda House / IBUKU” 29 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想阅读文章的中文版本吗?隐身山林中的“竹泪”树屋 Ananda House / IBUKU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 2015 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Area:  260 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses Ananda House / IBUKU Save this picture!© Stephen Johnson+ 20Curated by Diego Hernández Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs:  Stephen Johnson, Shaan Hurley, Rio HelmiSite Area:716 m2Build Time:12 MonthsCity:AbiansemalCountry:IndonesiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Stephen JohnsonRecommended ProductsDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeText description provided by the architects. A simple stone gateway marks the entrance to the house. The gateway frames three young black palms surrounded by a corridor of green that cascades down the land. Sunlight pours into this east-facing slope in the morning when there is still a touch of dew on the leaves, and in late afternoon the lost fingers of golden light angle down through the fronds. A stone pathway winds along the contours of this terraced garden. Pathways branch off the main stone path to left and right at intervals along the contours, leading to two delicate multi-level structures, perched like birds that have nestling into the slope. The curving leaf-shape roofs sweep low around the sides, and under them you can see a glimpse of glass which reflects the green of the garden, and white curtains flowing. These are the private bedrooms, and at the front of each is a private balcony pointing east towards the valley.Save this picture!© Stephen JohnsonWinding down the pathway between these two structures to you discover a teardrop shape open pavilion on the right. It has a sweeping leaf-shaped roof that peaks upward toward the east, diming slightly upriver. This is the family room, the heart of the house, and of its center is the kitchen with a curving sweep of counter top mode from flat slabs of river stone. At the back of the pavillion, above and behind the kitchen area, is a high loft for the kids to sleep in.Save this picture!© Stephen JohnsonThe deck sweeps around the north side of the family pavillion around towards the grotto pool; it’s a continuation of the living space which cultivates an indoor-outdoor feeling and overhangs the cliff just slightly. The living room deck and pool are the terrace along which family life revolves, with the bedroom houses perched above, and the river rushing past for below. Stepping back through the living space to the south is a secluded area of the deck for a romantic morning breakfast for two, and beyond it behind the kitchen a conveniently located little powder room.Save this picture!© Stephen JohnsonSeveral terraces above the deck, where the central pathway branches left to where the couples’  bedroom house is nestled. It has an upper and lower bedroom, each room with its own private balcony and bathroom. These rooms are a sweet and cozy place forest and retreat, just the right size for a queen bed and desk, with space for a crib or toddlers cot to be set up beside when needed. The bed faces tall glass windows toward the balcony and the north-eastern views beyond.Save this picture!SectionSet close to the north boundary and high up on the slope, is the final and most dramatic structure. It is three levels, including a tower lookout at the top. The first level is the master bedroom, facing east and perched high above the grotto pool, with dramatic river views. It has all the essentials that the other bedrooms have, as well as an elaborate outdoor bathroom and a monolithic stone tub set into the slope overlooking the valley. Suspended among the columns of the stilted structure below the bedroom, a hammock becomes another private outdoor retreat.Save this picture!© Stephen JohnsonThe drama and beauty of this property is best captured from a second living space, set above the master bedroom, and offset to point north-east directly towards the mother mountain of Bali, Mount Agung, visible on the horizon on a clear day. This room, unlike the family pavillion, can be fully enclosed with tall glass windows, and becomes the family’s retreat on hot or stormy days. At dawn the sunrise light will flood through the lift in the roof, turning it into a golden glowing study.Save this picture!SectionAt the highest level of all is perched a tiny tower room, accessed by a ladder and through a trap door. This is where you come to meditate at dawn or dusk. On a clear night, some may want to set up a bed up here and be awaken by bird song and the first glow of dawn light.Originally published on November 22, 2017.Project gallerySee allShow lessThe Lichen House / Schwartz and ArchitectureSelected ProjectsHernani Cidade Apartment / ArribaSelected Projects Sharelast_img read more

Deadline approaching for Nationwide’s Community Grants Scheme funding

first_img 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 Melanie May | 30 July 2020 | News Nationwide’s latest round of its Community Grants Scheme closes to applications tomorrow (31 July).The Scheme offers grants of £10,000 to £50,000 to help people stay in their homes through local charities and partnerships, and Nationwide is calling on charities, community land trusts and housing co-operatives who need funding to apply before the deadline.Applications are shortlisted before Nationwide’s regional Community Boards, which are made up of Nationwide members and colleagues, come together to award the grants.A recent quarterly survey of the Society’s members revealed a 14% drop in financial security and an 11% fall in how optimistic people feel about work. Separate YouGov research commissioned by Nationwide has also shown that as a result of Covid-19, more than one in ten (11%) are concerned about losing their property, jumping to one in five (20%) for those who are unemployed.Kerrie Colford, Social Investment Manager at Nationwide commented:“Our Community Grants scheme offers financial support to those seeking to make a difference, those on the front lines of tackling housing issues that impact so many across the UK. We believe everyone should have a place fit to call home and helping people into homes has been at our foundation for more than 140 years. Particularly in recent times, the issue of homelessness and a lack of suitable housing has become increasingly important and with a shortage of new properties, outdated rental stock and a lack of support for the most vulnerable in our society, we feel it’s our responsibility to continue to help.”So far, over the past two years, Nationwide has awarded £10 million to 251 housing projects across the UK. Advertisement Tagged with: Funding grants  333 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  332 total views,  2 views today Deadline approaching for Nationwide’s Community Grants Scheme fundinglast_img read more

International Mission calls on King to halt brutal attempts to suppress Freedom of Expression and targeting of Media in Nepal

first_imgNews Organisation Receive email alerts PRESS RELEASEVienna, 18 April 2006We, the undersigned independent international organisations, express our grave concern over the targeting of media and outright violence towards the Nepalese people. We call on the King to intervene to restrain the army from use of excessive force and to begin to take urgent steps towards restoration of democracy in NepalArmed police and the Royal Nepal Army (RNA) have used excessive force, teargas and batons and fired indiscriminately at protestors in an attempt to control the mass protests across Nepal, which began on 6 April. There are news reports of eight people having been killed in this phase of protests.Of particular concern is the targeted violence against journalists both reporting and participating in the popular protest demonstrations. This has included mass arrests of media persons and numerous incidents of journalists being brutally attacked by authorities while attempting to cover the demonstrations. Over 100 journalists and many more lawyers and other civil society activists have been arrested, over 24 journalists have been assaulted since the current phase of the pro-democracy movement began on 6 April. We are concerned about the 15 journalists and media workers who still remain in custody. Many of them were arrested without any legal notice and were physically assaulted by police prior to their arrest.To see the complete list of journalists who were arrested and attacked between 5 – 13 April please visit : are also concerned over reports that plain clothed police and RNA members are infiltrating peaceful demonstrations and provoking both protestors and security personnel. It is particularly worrying that plain clothed RNA members infiltrated a peaceful demonstration in Kohalpur Bazaar of Banke on Monday 10 April, with concealed explosives. Fortunately they were recognised and stopped by UN staff.The muzzling of independent news is also a matter of grave concern. The directive by the Information Minister to cable operators to stop telecasting Kantipur TV is not only a violation of press freedom, but a move that will deprive the citizens of Nepal of independent news.We call on the international community to use their influence and apply pressure on the King of Nepal to restore democracy and human rights.This statement is signed by the following members of the International Press Freedom and Freedom of Expression Mission to Nepal:· ARTICLE 19· Free Voice · International Federation of Journalists · International Media Support · International Press Institute · Reporters sans Frontières· South Asia Press Commission · United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation – UNESCO· World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters – AMARC · World Association of Newspaper· World Press Freedom CommitteeThis statement has been drafted by the International Federation of Journalists, on behalf of the International Mission.For further information, please contact:Catherine Power – IPIPhone: +43 1512 90 11E-mail: [email protected] Hughes – IMS Deputy DirectorPhone: +45 32 69 89 89E-mail: [email protected] Faruq Faisel – IMS Mission CoordinatorPhone: + 977 1 4490063E-mail: [email protected] Nepal: RSF’s recommendations to amend controversial Media Council Bill April 18, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 International Mission calls on King to halt brutal attempts to suppress Freedom of Expression and targeting of Media in Nepal RSF_en May 29, 2019 Find out more to go further Follow the news on Nepal Help by sharing this information center_img News NepalAsia – Pacific Nepalese journalists threatened, attacked and censored over Covid-19 coverage News June 8, 2020 Find out more NepalAsia – Pacific News Under Chinese pressure, Nepal sanctions three journalists over Dalai Lama story May 17, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

Ocean Yield to acquire ethylene gas carrier Navigator Aurora

first_imgAccording to the terms of the agreement, the vessel will be bareboat chartered back to Navigator for a span of 13 years Image: The vessel is expected to be delivered to Ocean Yield during October this year. Photo courtesy of Raw2Jpeg from Pixabay. Norway-based ship owning company Ocean Yield has agreed to acquire ethylene gas carrier Navigator Aurora from Navigator Holdings for $69.75m net of seller’s credit.Built-in 2016, Navigator Aurora is a 37,300 cbm ethylene gas carrier. The vessel is operating on a sub-charter to European chemical group Borealis, transporting ethane from the US to Europe, until December 2026.According to the terms of the agreement, the vessel will be bareboat chartered back to Navigator for a span of 13 years. The deal also includes an option for Navigator Gas to acquire the vessel back during the charter period.The propulsion and electrical systems are designed to use liquefied natural gas (LNG) as fuel in addition to conventional fuel. Further, the vessel is currently going through a project to also use ethane as fuel.Ocean Yield CEO Lars Solbakken said: “We are pleased to further diversify our portfolio of vessels with the investment in an ethylene gas carrier with a 13-year charter to Navigator Gas.“Including this vessel, Ocean Yield will have three vessels that can use ethane as fuel, reducing emissions compared to vessels that utilize conventional fuel.”Delivery of Navigator Aurora expected in October 2019The vessel is expected to be delivered to Ocean Yield during October this year. However, the deal is subject to final documentation.Navigator Gas claims to own a sophisticated fleet of 38 gas carriers that play a major role in the global liquefied gas supply chain, providing gas transportation solutions for energy companies, industrial users and commodity traders. The vessels carry cargoes of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), petrochemical gases and ammonia.In May, Ocean Yield agreed to further extend the option for long-term charter with Aker Energy for the FPSO Dhirubhai-1 until 1st September this year against an additional compensation.The option period expired on 1 May but was extended until 30 May 2019.last_img read more

IS IT TRUE JUNE 22, 2018

first_imgWe hope that today’s “IS IT TRUE” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way?IS IT TRUE that a “Blue Ribbon” committee appointed by the Mayor to study and recommend what to do with the aging indoor Northside Lloyd Swimming pool complex has completed its task?  …to no one surprise that this committee originally recommends that the new state-of-the-art multi-million dollars “Aquatic Center” be built at Roberts Park just off the Lloyd expressway?IS IT TRUE we are told that the Mayor didn’t like the choice that his “Blue Ribbon” committee selected concerning the new location of the proposed multi-million dollars “Aquatic Center?”  …after some political arm-twisting, the Mayors “Blue Ribbon” Aquatic study committee members changed their opinions on where the new “Aquatic Center” should be built? …after all, said and done the committee supported the Mayor’s recommendations to build the new “Lloyd Aquatic Center” at Garvin Park just right across from historic Bosse Field on the current site of Garvin Park swimming pool and tennis courts?  …that by locating the new “Aquatic Center” at the Garvin Park location the city can use “TIF” money to build it?IS IT TRUE after an additional review of our notes concerning the confidential business agreement between Deaconess Hospital and Henderson Community Methodist Hospital, we have attached a few more questions and comments for our readers to absorb?IS IT TRUE the questions are: 1) Have there been any recent employee changes in the OBGYN department at Henderson Community Methodist?  2) Has there been an increase in the number of critically ill and complex care patients at Henderson Methodist patients cases being transferred to Evansville Deaconess?  3) Has the Henderson Community Methodist inpatient Pediatrics unit been closed?  4) Has the Radiating Oncology Center at Henderson Community Methodist Hospital been closed?  5) What the status of the much-touted Deaconess clinic plan to be constructed at the river view entrance at Henderson Methodist Hospital?  6) Has the FTC and the State of Kentucky given Deaconess and Henderson Community Methodist Hospitals the approval to merge both operations?IS IT TRUE that there is concern among certain people that the proposed merger/buyout/partnership between Deaconess and Henderson Community Methodist Hospitals could run afoul of the rules and regulations set by the FTC and the State of Kentucky if they aren’t careful?  … we have been told that whoever owns the “medical certificate of need” for the Henderson area will effectively control health care services in that area?IS IT TRUE we been told if the State of Kentucky and or the FTC disallows the proposed merger/buyout/partnership between Deaconess and Henderson Community Methodist Hospitals to be approved they better have at least $1 million dollars in a legal fund to challenge both entities in a court of law?IS IT TRUE that the City of Evansville and Vanderburgh County said goodbye to Bob Warren who was recruited to come to town and run the Evansville Convention and Visitors Bureau after an embarrassing incident where the former board of directors threw a alcohol-fueled Christmas party to reward themselves for a job the deemed to be worthy?…to the extent that there have been no real scandals other than a roast pig that wasn’t really much of a scandal at all the CCO thanks and congratulates Mr. Warren for riding to the rescue and being the adult in the room for his 7 years at the helm?IS IT TRUE that we were all concerned over a train wreck/explosion in Gibson County near the Toyota plant over the weekend?…there have been several reasons to be concerned over the years in greater Evansville that have been rooted in train mishaps?…once a train car full of phosgene spilled near the Howell Yards in route to the plastics plant in Mount Vernon?…that phosgene is not harmful unless it becomes moist?…the substance was cleaned up and carted away in full before any water came into contact with it and that is a good thing because if it had rained the probability of many people dying was fairly high?…this brings us to the question of why the exploding rail cars in Gibson County was allowed to burn itself out?…we do not know at this point why that decision was made but do expect some information to come forth over time?IS IT TRUE that the overly wet spring is costing the people of Evansville a most excellent retail shopping experience?…the Costco that is under construction is being delayed from opening due to the amount of rain that we have experienced this year?…we predict a war for customers between the new Costco and the longtime Sam’s Club?…in most markets in the United States where both of these big box retailers compete, Costco usually wins but we are interested to watch the competition heat up? Todays “Readers Poll” question is: Would you like for Deaconess and Henderson Community Methodist Hospitals to be more forthcoming with the details of the merging of services between both hospitals? Please take time and read our articles entitled “STATEHOUSE Files, CHANNEL 44 NEWS, LAW ENFORCEMENT, READERS POLL, BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS”.  You now are able to subscribe to get the CCO daily.If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us [email protected]center_img FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more