AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: Online Gambling Co-founder Kelly Kehn calls PA regulator Susan Hensel’s appointment “a tipping point” for organisation Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter All-In adds PA regulator Hensel to board 3rd October 2018 | By Stephen Carter Topics: People People The All-in Diversity Project has added Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board’s director of licensing Susan Hensel to its advisory board.Hensel said she was “honoured to serve our industry” by participating on the All-In board.“I look forward to assisting in the organisation’s efforts to not only gain greater insight and understanding into the importance of diversity, equality, and inclusion but also to increase awareness of these realities within the global gaming sector”, she said.All-In Diversity Project co-founder Kelly Kehn called Hensel’s addition “a tipping point” for the not-for-profit organisation established to benchmark diversity, equality and inclusion in the gaming and betting sector.“It feels like we are on the verge of a breakthrough, and Susan’s experience and deep knowledge of the industry both nationally and internationally, coupled with her passion to see it improve and thrive, will be invaluable as we and the world of betting and gambling move into new and uncharted territories.As director of licensing for the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, Hensel oversees licensing of the state’s casinos and other gaming and sports wagering-related companies, as well as employees working in and supporting those industries.She is also a past president of the International Association of Gaming Regulators, serving two terms and sitting on the Board of Trustees. Email Address
Fan Milk Limited (FML.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2011 interim results for the half year.For more information about Fan Milk Limited (FML.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Fan Milk Limited (FML.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Fan Milk Limited (FML.gh) 2011 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileFan Milk Limited manufactures and markets dairy products and fruit drinks in Ghana. The company produces a range of frozen strawberry yoghurts, chocolates, ice cream, snacks, ice lollies and citrus drinks under the following brand names; FanYogo, FanChoco, FanIce, FanDango and FanPop. Fan Milk Limited manages a network of independent distributors and agents. Formerly known as Ghana Milk Company Limited, the company changed its name to Fan Milk Limited in 1962. The company is a subsidiary of Fan Milk International A/S with headquarters in Acca, Ghana. Fan Milk Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange
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It is also a cash-generative business, providing much needed liquidity to weather a bear market.Analysts are divided, but I’m bullishSpectris (LSE: SXS) produces instruments and controls to improve industrial productivity. It prides itself of operating in niche markets with high barriers to entry, and possesses strong intellectual property. This is a great position for a business in my view.That said, recent market conditions have been challenging for the company and, admittedly, analysts have mixed views on its short-term prospects.2018/2019 revenues were flat, but the company has now restructured and divested a less profitable division. It has also used management-directed self-help to produce target-beating recurring cost benefits of £25.5m. More value added is expected for 2020.The present culture at FTSE 250 member Spectris appears to be one of driving efficiency and pursuing high-margin growth. This will be essential to survive the bear market.The company offers a dividend yield of 2.3% and has an excellent history of growing its dividend. Moving forward, the strong balance sheet enables sustainable dividend cover for investors.Currently a difficult climate for all businesses, I believe FTSE 250 constituents Paypoint and Spectris are well positioned to engage with the bear market. I’m also impressed by their dividend offerings to grow my passive income. Image source: Getty Images.
ArchDaily Save this picture!© Wlodek Sidorczuk / Ignacy Matuszewski+ 39 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/793466/home-town-with-a-touch-of-fibonacci-wlodek-sidorczuk Clipboard 2016 City Home with a Touch of Fibonacci / Wlodek Sidorczuk – Comdesigne “COPY” City Home with a Touch of Fibonacci / Wlodek Sidorczuk – ComdesigneSave this projectSaveCity Home with a Touch of Fibonacci / Wlodek Sidorczuk – Comdesigne Manufacturers: Fibaro, MARAZZI, Vitra, Aplhenberg, SicisSave this picture!© Wlodek Sidorczuk / Ignacy MatuszewskiRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)Fiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationText description provided by the architects. My Home = My Town.Every family home has few habitants, diversity of functions and an approach to togetherness and individualism as well.Save this picture!© Wlodek Sidorczuk / Ignacy MatuszewskiThe answer to this design task could be found in a town and urban planning. Home and Town have similar principles: different people living, various functions, communities, streets, places and squares.Save this picture!Floor PlanApplying this principles I created a design where habitants own their spaces as separate buildings. Different function concentrate around a courtyard – a common living space where all meet as in the ancient Agora.Save this picture!© Wlodek Sidorczuk / Ignacy MatuszewskiThe home is symbiotically joined with the site — each space is treated as interior and exterior as well, as in a town every building has a garden or a tarrace. The spaces can live separately as everyone is integrated with its surrounding: courtyard, green area, view axes….400m2Save this picture!© Wlodek Sidorczuk / Ignacy MatuszewskiSave this picture!AxonometricSave this picture!© Wlodek Sidorczuk / Ignacy MatuszewskiAudio touch.During the design process future habitants shared with me many ideas and stories from which one created the idea – love to sound and music. I have followed this inspiration and found ideal space based on mathemathic proportions of Fobonacci rule. The risk was to create a theoreticly ideal space for audio listening which practicly meant angled walls and ceiling. Once the concrete was poured the theory was imediatelly aligned with practice – a small private concert hall was created. Additionally we gained one more function building in our Town Home.Save this picture!DiagramProject gallerySee allShow lessSacred Landscapes or “Taboo Spaces” in Indian CrematoriumsUnbuilt ProjectSubmit Your Ideas to The Architectural Review to Stop the Spread of #NotopiaArchitecture News Share CopyAbout this officeWlodek SidorczukOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPolandPublished on August 20, 2016Cite: “City Home with a Touch of Fibonacci / Wlodek Sidorczuk – Comdesigne” 20 Aug 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ArchDaily CopyHouses•Beppu, Japan Houses Architect In Charge:Yuuki Tanaka, Ryosuke EnomotoCity:BeppuCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoRecommended ProductsWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsCeramicsGrespaniaWall Tiles – Wabi SabiDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedText description provided by the architects. The client is a married couple in their 60s who lives in the city center. They decided to move to Beppu City in Oita prefecture after semi-retiring and their children also moving out of the house. They desired to live in a location with a warm climate where they could enjoy hot springs and good food. This is a housing plan for two people who have their individual lifestyles where they live with happy, healthy dogs. The client had requested the following things: “A lifestyle of freedom with the beloved dogs” and “be able to feel nature.”Save this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoSave this picture!Floor plansSave this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoBeppu has mountains centering on Mt. Tsurumi that continues to the coast in the northern and southern direction and widely distributed hot springs of Beppu Hatto in the alluvial fan that connects to it. It is called a town of hills because it is an alluvial fan. The planned site is a land abundant in nature, where you can see the sand control park, where River Sakai’s cherry blossoms line up towards the south, with a complete view from Mt. Takasaki to Beppu Bay in the east. The steep hilly road the alluvial fan creates also creates an elevation difference of 1.5m from the edge of the southern road to the edge of the western road on the site.Save this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoThe surrounding road with less traffic and the organized walking path of the water park is loved as a place the locals use daily. We aspired for an architecture that would honor the characteristic topography and promote communication between family members, dogs, and the surrounding people. Save this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoSave this picture!SectionsSave this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoAs to continue with the environment abundant in nature in the south, a large garden with a place dogs could run around was created, and a 1st-floor building volume was installed in the north of the site. The fence has a light shape without a sense of pressure. The 2nd-floor volume is an architecture that looks as though it is a spacious one-story Japanese building by building it towards the east, creating space towards the street.Save this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoA cross-section is set, so it is easy to approach from any location outside. Two entrances, an entrance for the dogs, and an entrance are also created at the corner cut of the road as if the walking path is expanding. The two countertops of the living-dining space, private room, lounge, guest room is in the inside of the building. Various places of belonging, such as the open-air terrace on each floor and a garden was also created, planning for the future. It is as though the building created a diverse relationship between the outside and inside and is close to the elevation difference the topography created. It is my wish that this architecture will bring new discoveries and abundant life for people who live there and be an opportunity for them to connect with the hilly town abundant in nature.Save this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoProject gallerySee allShow lessDa Hop Kindergarten and Primary School / 1+1>2 ArchitectsSelected ProjectsThree Planes Five Layers Apartment Building / Shammah ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Photographs Japan Structural Engineer: Kuroiwa Structural Engineers “COPY” Save this picture!© Toshiyuki Yano+ 33Curated by Hana Abdel Share Projects Area: 141 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” 2018 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/933574/house-n-yrad Clipboard Year: Photographs: Toshiyuki Yano Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Hirano Engineering Works Manufacturers: Koizumi, NICHIHA, Nagoya Mosaic, Panasonic, Cera Trading, IOC Flooring, LIXIL , Maristo, Sanwacompany Construction: Architects: YRAD Area Area of this architecture project House-N / YRADSave this projectSaveHouse-N / YRAD ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/933574/house-n-yrad Clipboard CopyAbout this officeYRADOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookBeppuJapanPublished on February 14, 2020Cite: “House-N / YRAD” 13 Feb 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Oakland, Calif. – On the so-called “Black Friday” shopping day of Nov. 27, 2014, following the failure to charge cops in the killing of Mike Brown in Ferguson, Mo., 14 Black activists chained themselves together on a Bay Area Rapid Transit platform. They wanted to stop trains from moving at the West Oakland station in response to the police war against Black communities. The 14, a majority of them women, faced criminal charges.Now, after a year-long campaign by the “BF14” and a broad coalition of allies, District Attorney Nancy O’Malley dropped all the charges on Dec. 4.“Our criminal case is over, but the war on Black lives remains,” read a statement issued by Black Lives Matter Bay Area. “There can be no business as usual while young Black men and women … are murdered with impunity by police officers, security guards and vigilantes. The police remain an occupying force in our communities. Black bodies are not only over-policed and over-incarcerated, we are also underpaid, overworked, and priced out of communities we’ve lived in our entire lives.”Union leaders tie struggles together Organized labor took several key actions in advance of the DA’s decision. In May the Alameda (Calif.) Labor Council canceled a plan to honor Nancy O’Malley at its annual dinner, citing her handling of the BF14 case. A BART union member showed up at a BART hearing to support the BF14.Then on Nov. 10, as part of a national Fight for $15 action and in solidarity with Black Lives Matter, 14 labor leaders held a sit-in at the DA’s office, demanding she drop the charges against the BF14.The labor leaders, including the president of the California Labor Federation and key officers of nine unions, representing service workers, university employees, teachers and hotel workers, issued the following statement:“Half of Black workers make under $15 an hour, and our members are people of color who face a crisis of inequality and displacement as well as police violence and injustice from the courts. We know that economic justice and racial justice are inseparable. And we honor the actions of the Black Friday 14 as part of a long tradition of fighting for dignity in the civil rights and labor movements. … “While the charges are dropped, the movement continues,” the statement went on, “and continued injustices — from Chicago, to Minneapolis, to the latest police killing in San Francisco — will keep calling us to action. As leaders of the labor movement, we reaffirm our commitment to our workers, to Black workers, to Black people and to standing for the freedom side.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
June 8, 2021 Find out more April 28, 2021 Find out more to go further Organisation News The Abu Dhabi state security court dropped a charge of conspiring with a terrorist organisation but convicted Ahmed Mansoor of insulting the “status and prestige of the UAE and its symbols” and of seeking to damage the UAE’s relationship with its neighbours by posting “false reports” on social networks, pro-government newspapers reported. As well as giving him a ten-year jail sentence, the court fined him 1 million dirhams (233,000 euros) and ordered placed under surveillance for three years after his release from prison. “Such a harsh sentence is utterly absurd and disproportionate,” said Sophie Anmuth, the head of RSF’s Middle East desk. “Ahmed Mansoor just shared information. If the authorities did not like this information, it is the reality that must change. Jailing the messenger is an absurd reaction worthy of the worst, the most authoritarian police states, and yet the UAE boasts of its modernity. Mansoor should not be in prison. He should be freed at once.” Arrested in March 2017, Mansoor spent more than a year in pre-trial detention before his trial finally began. A prominent government critic, he was previously sentenced to three years in prison in 2011 for “using the Internet to insult the UAE and its leaders.” He was pardoned the same year but was banned from leaving the country. A journalist and two citizen-journalists are currently imprisoned in the UAE, which is ranked 128th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. News United Arab EmiratesMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentImprisoned May 31, 2018 Emirati blogger gets ten years in prison for posting “false reports” News December 23, 2020 Find out more United Arab EmiratesMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentImprisoned NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is appalled by the ten-year jail sentence that Ahmed Mansoor, a well-known blogger and human rights defender, received yesterday from a court in the United Arab Emirates for criticizing its policies. RSF regards the sentence as absurd and disproportionate and calls for his immediate release. RSF_en News Receive email alerts Follow the news on United Arab Emirates RSF joins other NGOs in amicus brief in WhatsApp suit against NSO Group Help by sharing this information
Pasadena Service FCU Helps Area Police Departments Raise Awareness of — and Funds to Fight Against Breast Cancer
Make a comment Giving Back Pasadena Service FCU Helps Area Police Departments Raise Awareness of — and Funds to Fight Against Breast Cancer From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 | 1:42 pm HerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News More Cool Stuff A Pasadena-based credit union is selling pink patches to promote the Pink Patch Project, a breast cancer fundraiser that has several Los Angeles County police departments collaborating to raise awareness.Pasadena Service Federal Credit Union, which also strives to help the communities it serves by providing lessons in financial literacy and planning for citizens, will support the joint efforts of the police departments by promoting and selling commemorative $10 pink patches and then donating all of the proceedings toward breast cancer research, according to Rhonda Newborg, PSFCU’s Vice President of Member Services.Though the Pasadena Police Department itself is not a part of the Pink Patch Project, 22 police departments in the Los Angeles County area are in on the joint operation to sell the patches and raise awareness.“This event is about raising awareness about breast cancer,” said David Vautrin, a captain of the El Monte Police Department. “From now through the end of October, there are 22 police agencies and members of the departments that will be wearing pink and selling patches so we can make donations in November.”According to Vautrin, the Pink Patch Project first started with the Seal Beach Police Department four years ago, and it wasn’t until the Irwindale Police Department caught on last year that his department decided to join in.“This is our first year,” Vautrin said. “This is a major push for us, this is the first time we’ve partnered up for a cause such as this, and we’ve been selling patches like crazy.”Vautrin, a veteran of the police force, went on to explain that he took this role because his wife is a breast cancer survivor.“Ten years ago, we discovered an indentation and we took her to a doctor where they ran a battery of tests,” Vautrin said. “Coming upon this year, it’s been 10 years since we first dealt with this disease, and it’s our goal to keep it out of our house and keep it out of the houses of others.”Alexy Escobedo, a detective with the Vernon Police Department, said that he’s participating because it’s a way of giving back to the community and even members of his own department.“We’ve had one of our sergeants have cancer,” Escobedo said. “He went through chemotherapy and is in remission. It’s not just necessarily breast cancer, we’re trying to fight this disease that affects us all in some shape or form. Personally, I’ve had a few aunts and cousins who have passed away from this cancer disease. I enjoy helping people, that’s why I became a police officer, I want to make people aware of what they need to do to prevent this disease.”According to Escobedo, it is possible for one to purchase and/or donate to the cause by emailing him personally at [email protected], sending money to their local police department via the post office and have a patch mailed back to them, or simply drop by a police department and buy one.“We can make it happen,” Escobedo said. “We’ve had people from New York and across the pond reach out to us; we’ve even had people from Scotland.”Show your support! The patches are available for purchase at Pasadena Service Federal Credit Union at 670 N Rosemead Boulevard in Pasadena. 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Local News Facebook TAGS Facebook Twitter Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 WhatsApp WhatsApp Oilfield Helping Hands logo A local nonprofit dedicated to helping support struggling oil and gas workers in crisis is hosting its first fundraiser, the Black Gold Bash, on June 14 at La Hacienda, 12600 Highway 191.The event is a benefit concert for the Permian Basin chapter of Oilfield Helping Hands, featuring country artists Wade Bowen and Stoney Larue, along with a VIP after party with Adam Wakefield from “The Voice.” All profits raised from the event will go directly to OHH.“We are extremely excited to kick-off this event that will become an annual event,” OHH President Bill Markus said. This event will provide networking opportunities and great music, while supporting the vital mission of Oilfield Helping Hands. Our goal is to raise $100,000 from this event.”OHH helps support workers in the oil and gas industry who are in a financial crisis through no fault of their own, be it damage from a hurricane or a fire or from just working in the oilfield. The Permian Basin Chapter is headed by its President Justin Robertson, who took over in March, after the chapter was restarted last December. Robertson said it had previously been shut down in 2013 during a downturn.OHH originally got started in 2003, Robertson said, with just some people wanting to help out their friend who was going through a hard time financially, and since that time, OHH has grown and provided more than $4 million to oil and gas workers. They also have chapters in Houston, Oklahoma and Colorado.This was a rush to put together, Robertson said, but OHH is already working on putting together another event this time next year as well.There are still many tables available, with tables for four in the balcony for $1,500 and tables for eight sponsorships for $3,000. For more information or tickets, visit http://www.oilfieldhelpinghands.org/events/black-gold-bash. Twitter Oilfield Helping Hands hosting fundraiser Pinterest Previous articleQuick Hits May 21Next articleOAT052619 Vatican City 4 PUNCH.JPG Digital AIM Web Support
Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles Frank Testifies Before House Financial Services Committee Sign up for DS News Daily The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Headlines, News Previous: Consumers Would Change Lifestyle to Avoid Default Next: Homes “Seriously Underwater” Down in Second Quarter Subscribe July 23, 2014 1,029 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Barney Frank Dodd-Frank Reform Act House Financial Services Committee 2014-07-23 Derek Templeton Print This Post Tagged with: Barney Frank Dodd-Frank Reform Act House Financial Services Committee Former Congressman Barney Frank testified before the House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services on Wednesday, arguing that the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and the voluminous set of regulations that followed shortly thereafter was a positive for the economy and safeguarded the American public from ever having to face an economic down turn the likes of the great recession ever again.Frank, a former chairman of the committee he now sat in front of, was one of five witnesses called before the committee to assess the impact of the law from multiple angles. He was the lone witness to testify in favor of the law.In the more than three hour long hearing, Frank and others faced tough questions on the effect that the act has had on the economy and the value of the changes when compared with the toll it takes on financial services firms ranging from community banks to the largest players in the industry.Frank took the opportunity to push pack against recent Republican criticisms. For example, there has been mounting sentiment in recent weeks that the law’s process for empowering regulators to designate nonbank financial institutions as “systematically important” amounts to the government assuring investors that the institutions would be bailed out in the event that they were to collapse.“Every institution which has been threatened with being named has reacted very violently and very negatively,” he said in response. “I think that’s a very Marxist analysis, but the Marx in question is Chico,” he continued, quoting comedian Leonard “Chico” Marx of the Marx Brothers as saying, “‘Who are you going to believe, me or your eyes?’ Who are you going to believe, your own viewpoint or what financial institutions tell you?” Mr. Frank said.Adding to the complexity is the fact that about half of the Dodd-Frank rules have yet to be finalized, creating a regulatory landscape that is murky at best. “The rules will be completed before any major crisis that they are intended to prevent, but later than they should be for the certainty that financial institutions deserve,” Frank said.House Republicans have taken advantage of the four year anniversary of the President signing the act into law to highlight what they argue as the unmitigated failure of the act to fix the issues that caused the financial crisis and the overly burdensome regulation that it created for financial institutions.On Monday, House Republicans introduced a 100 page report critical of the law, asserting that the law does not end the prospect of banks being too big to fail as advertised.“Dodd-Frank has always been based on upon a false premise that somehow deregulation or lack of regulation led us into the crisis,” said Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), chairman of the committee, in his statement to open the hearing. “However in the decade leading up to the crisis, studies have shown that the regulatory burden on the financial services industry actually increased. There were few industries that were more-highly regulated; FDICIA, FIRREA, Sarbanes-Oxley, the list goes on.”Republicans argue that unless the law is repealed, the volume of regulation will only will only grow larger and more complex. Multiple Republicans at the hearing cited examples such as JPMorgan hiring 10,000 new compliance staff in the past two years to deal with issues stemming from the new regulations.“I’m not embarrassed”, said Frank in response to the example. “They were not over-compliant by any means.” About Author: Derek Templeton Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Frank Testifies Before House Financial Services Committee Derek Templeton is an attorney based in Dallas, Texas. He practices in the areas of real estate, financial services, and general corporate transactional law. His experience includes time as an Attorney Adviser for the U.S. Small Business Administration and as General Counsel for a nonprofit organization in Dallas. A self-avowed “policy junkie,” he has a keen interest in the effect that evolving federal policy has on the mortgage, default servicing, and greater housing industries.