Tsoumas will be joined on the committee by both Tsoufis and Tsoukaridis. Management In addition to taking a place on Intralot’s board, Tsoumas will join the supplier’s audit and compliance committee as its chairman. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Greek gaming and lotteries operator and supplier Intralot has appointed Ioannis Tsoumas as a temporary independent non-executive member, following the passing of Sotirios Filos. Intralot founder Sokratis Kokkalis chairs the board, while other members include vice chairman Constantinos Antonopoulos, chief executive Christos Dimitriadis and deputy chief executive Chrysostomos Sfatos. Tags: Intralot Directors 19th October 2020 | By Robert Fletcher The appointment comes after Intralot last month reported a 55.5% year-on-year decline in revenue for the first half of 2020, as the supplier’s B2B and B2C arms were hit by ongoing struggles in Turkey and Bulgaria. He will be the third independent non-executive member on the Intralot board of directors, alongside Anastasios Tsoufis and Ioannis Tsoukaridis. Intralot hands temporary directorial role to Tsoumas Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Total revenue during the six months through to 30 June amounted to €168.2m (£152.2m/$198.0m). Topics: Lottery Management Tsoumas will serve in the role until at least Intralot’s next general assembly, the timing for which is yet to be announced.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter When the business announced plans to rebrand as Entain in November, Segev elaborated on these plans, explaining that technology would underpin efforts to grow in existing markets, expand into new territories, and enhance its social responsibility safeguards. Tags: Entain Verizon Media Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Entain, the gaming giant formerly known as GVC Holdings, will collaborate with media and technology giant Verizon Media to develop new interactive sports and entertainment products, including a virtual reality offering that incorporates gaming elements into the sports viewing experience. The partnership aims to act on findings from research commissioned by polling specialist YouGov and commissioned by Entain, which revealed that technology use is shaping gaming and entertainment consumers’ behaviour. Tech & innovation “Together, we are building the next-generation of content experiences for sports and gaming fans,” Gowrappan said. This will be followed by concepts for other emerging technologies such as 5G and augmented reality, with the ultimate goal of offering new, realistic experiences to fans. The partnership comes after Entain CEO Segev set out technology as one of the key drivers of a four-pillar strategy he was implementing after succeeding Kenny Alexander in his role. Topics: Strategy Tech & innovation Online sports betting Product & technology Management Platform Product Virtual reality The collaboration kicks off with Verizon and Entain working together on what they describe as a “first-of-its-kind” immersive experience, that will act as a proof of concept for the partnership. In particular social media has become a key element of the consumer experience while immersive experiences, the research found, driven by adoption of virtual reality and the roll out of 5G internet, are accelerating adoption of both gambling and esports. “We envisage consumers meeting at a game with friends, who could in fact be elsewhere, using virtual reality headsets to watch, interact and share the experience together and, potentially, compete between themselves at half time or feel like they’re on the pitch with the players.” “Our world-first 5G-enabled production studios in LA and London, creative technology teams and Verizon Media’s Immersive platform, that enables extended reality (XR) content to be created and distributed across digital channels at scale, allow partners like Entain to bring next-level immersive and interactive experiences to their customers.” Entain seals “global innovation alliance” with Verizon The partnership expands on an existing relationship between Entain and MGM Resorts’ BetMGM joint venture and Yahoo Sports. This has seen the betting brand integrated with the Verizon subsidiary, allowing fans to place bets via BetMGM without leaving the Yahoo Sports app in regulated states. 17th December 2020 | By Robin Harrison This virtual reality product will combine live sports viewing with interactive data and gaming elements, allowing them to watch sporting events, track live stats, communicate with friends and place bets via Entain’s platform. “To win in the future we need to understand where consumers will be in five, ten years’ time and work with other global businesses also investing in that,” Entain chief executive Shay Segev explained. Verizon Media chief executive Guru Gowrappan said the new alliance would take the business’ collaboration “to a new level”, allowing each to take advantage of new opportunities across sports betting, content and entertainment. Email Address The rebrand was approved by shareholders last week, with 99.96% of votes backing the change.
The Bee Equity Partners Ltd (FIDE.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2012 abridged results.For more information about The Bee Equity Partners Ltd (FIDE.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the The Bee Equity Partners Ltd (FIDE.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: The Bee Equity Partners Ltd (FIDE.mu) 2012 abridged results.Company ProfileThe Bee Equity Partners Limited (formerly Forward Investment and Development Enterprises Limited) operates as a private equity firm that is involved in small to medium enterprise investments. The company also offers financial solutions for entrepreneurs in Mauritius. The company’s segments include stone crushing, block making and investment activities. The Bee Equity Partners Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
Sun Limited (SUN.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the half year.For more information about Sun Limited (SUN.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sun Limited (SUN.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sun Limited (SUN.mu) 2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileSun Limited engages in the tourism sector of the leisure industry. The company is based in Ebene, the Republic of Mauritius, where it owns and operates six resorts in the Republic of Mauritius, one resort in the Republic of Maldives and also owns two in-house tour operators in France and South Africa. Sun Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius
House Rehabilitation in Valencia / DG Arquitecto Valencia ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/801521/house-rehabilitation-in-valencia-dg-arquitecto-valencia Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/801521/house-rehabilitation-in-valencia-dg-arquitecto-valencia Clipboard Houses Projects 2016 Save this picture!© Mariela Apollonio+ 23 Share Area: 120 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Manufacturers: Artemide, Cortizo, Flos, Foscarini, Marset, Muuto, DicaSave this picture!© Mariela ApollonioRecommended ProductsDoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingPorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – BackDoorsVitrocsaGlass Technology in Hotel BeaulacDoorspanoramah!®ah! PivotText description provided by the architects. Our projects always begin with a detailed study of some preliminary premises:The space, in this case is an old townhouse with almost a hundred years of history located in one of the towns near Valencia, with a small backyard, and the needs of the clients, a young couple with three year old daughter.Save this picture!© Mariela ApollonioThe new layout of the house comes out as a result of introducing these premises into de project, preserving the essence of the original housing, and opening the main spaces to the backyard.Save this picture!© Mariela ApollonioThe original structure of the house, of wooden beams and beam fills, turns into an important part of the new layout as well as the old wooden doors that, althoug being in a new position, are all restored and reused to delimit the new spaces.Save this picture!© Mariela ApollonioLocated back in the house there are the living spaces, living room, kitchen and the main room so that the backyard becomes the key area of the house, being a direct extensión of the interior spaces.Save this picture!Previous StateSave this picture!Reformed stateThe new layout of the house and the backyard are proposed in three areas:The central area in with the most important rooms of the house are located: the entrance, hallway, the living room, the dinning room and the orchard area.The upper area where the rooms are located, two smalller rooms lighted up with the house´s access road, the master bedroom and the pool area.Save this picture!© Mariela ApollonioThe lower area in which the kitchen area, laundry and barbacue are located.Save this picture!© Mariela ApollonioProject gallerySee allShow lessExperience the Sir John Soane’s Museum, VirtuallyArchitecture NewsThe Commons / Department of ArchitectureSelected Projects Share CopyHouses, Refurbishment•Valencia, Spain Architects: DG Arquitecto Valencia Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily Year: “COPY” Photographs Photographs: Mariela Apollonio Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project House Rehabilitation in Valencia / DG Arquitecto ValenciaSave this projectSaveHouse Rehabilitation in Valencia / DG Arquitecto Valencia Spain “COPY” CopyAbout this officeDG Arquitecto ValenciaOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentValenciaSpainPublished on December 18, 2016Cite: “House Rehabilitation in Valencia / DG Arquitecto Valencia” 18 Dec 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
26 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital NCDL give paws for thought Howard Lake | 25 October 1999 | News It is certainly not hard to test out different welcome messages on a Web site and judge the most effective. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Very few charity Web sites report back on successes. The National Canine Defence League is one of the few that does. They give feedback on past donor support: “Our supporters made it possible last year for the NCDL to save more than 11,000 dogs – that’s over 27 dogs a day ! Every donation counts . . .”Note also the message you receive when first visiting the site: “Welcome to the e-commerce enabled NCDL site.” It certainly makes sense to work hard at putting site visitors at ease when it comes to encouraging them to use secure transaction facilities on a charity site.This message seems to be working towards that, but is it too full of jargon? Would it confuse as many visitors as it encouraged? Perhaps an alternative such as “Welcome to NCDL, where you can join 5,000 other dog-lovers in making secure online credit card donations in guaranteed safety” might work better. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
Tagged with: Awards Digital The National Library for the Blind has introduced the category of most inaccessible website to its annual Visionary website awards, and the shortlist has been announced. The shortlist for this new category includes the singer Kate Bush for her katebush.com site, and Disney World.The winners of the fourth annual awards, which are designed to recognise website publishers who make their sites the most accessible to visually impaired people, will be announced today. Advertisement NLB includes most inaccessible website category in its website awards 19 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 2 March 2006 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. The shortlist for the Voluntary/Not for profit Sector award is:* Disability in Camden www.discnwl.org.uk* Karten Network www.karten-network.org.uk* RNID www.rnid.org.uk* Enham www.enham.org.uk* Westbank Heritage www.westbankheritage.org.uk
The United Nations Environment Programme recently released a report called “UN Environment 2019: A Review of 20 Years’ Air Pollution Control in Beijing.” It sheds new light on the astounding cleanup of air pollution in China’s bustling capital city of 22 million people. The report summarizes a treasure trove of data that has consistently shown sharp improvements in Beijing’s air quality over the past several years. These improvements accelerated after the central government declared a “war on pollution” in 2014. (tinyurl.com/r2q5o4m/) The Western corporate media, which a decade ago showed endless images of Beijing’s smoggy skies and devoted plenty of coverage to what was dubbed the “airpocalypse,” are conspicuously silent now that blue skies are the norm in that huge city. Yet the data speak for themselves. The steps China took provide a model for other cities, especially in the developing world, which are currently grappling with air pollution. China presents an environmental success story at a time when so much environmental news is negative. Beijing’s efforts actually go back to 1998, when the municipal government launched several measures aimed at combating pollution. Since then, the annual average concentrations of sulfur dioxide have declined by 93.3 percent, nitrous dioxide fell 37.8 percent, and PM2.5 (particle matter with aerodynamic diameter of 2.5 microns or less) decreased 35.6 percent, with most decreases happening since 2013. Pollution from vehicles has also decreased significantly, even though the city has three times as many cars as it did 20 years ago. Since 1998, carbon monoxide emissions from vehicle traffic are down 89 percent, total hydrocarbon emissions fell 64 percent, nitrous oxide emissions decreased 55 percent, and PM2.5 fell 81 percent. Beijing, like the rest of China, has also invested heavily in extensive public transit systems, which greatly reduce air pollution and provide an equally accessible form of transportation.Meanwhile in Germany, often touted as a leading “green” capitalist country, emissions from the transport sector are 25 percent higher than in 1995. Spending on air pollution control in Beijing.Mass public transportationFrom 2009 to 2015, China built 87 mass transit rail lines in 25 cities, totaling 1,926 miles. In 2016 the government lowered the population threshold for cities to start planning metro systems — from 3 million to 1.5 million people — opening up many more cities for construction of subway systems and other forms of efficient passenger rail transit. China also has the largest high-speed rail network in the world, with over 18,600 miles of track. This comes to more than the rest of the world combined! Spending on the control of air pollution in Beijing increased from under 2 billion yuan in 2009 to 18 billion yuan in 2017. (The exchange rate is 1 yuan = 0.15 dollar.) The increase was especially rapid after 2013. The city also invested in more numerous and more sophisticated air quality monitoring stations. Beijing now has 35 such stations, which can track six major pollutants, as well as over 1,000 sensors spread throughout all parts of the city that monitor concentrations of PM2.5. Many varied policies, programs and subsidiesThe policies and programs put in place to achieve these remarkable results are numerous and varied. They include subsidies to promote electric cars, subsidies for early retirement of older vehicles, and more stringent emissions standards for new vehicles. The local Beijing government also provides subsidies for solar panels and solar water heaters, as well as subsidies for residents to replace coal boilers with electric ones. As older, polluting industries have been phased out and subsidies provided for workers to find new jobs, the creation of new, green industries has been heavily promoted. An environmental police team was formed to crack down on industries that violate environmental laws. At the end of 2017, some 135 cases of administrative detention and 44 cases of suspected environmental crimes were investigated by the environmental police team. An environmental petition and complaint system was created, which includes a hotline and an online mailbox, plus incentives of up to 50,000 yuan per case, to encourage the public to actively report environmental violations. The city formed the Beijing Public Environmental Ambassadors, a group of well-known media personalities and celebrities (such as former National Basketball Association player Stephon Marbury, who now lives permanently in China) who promote environmental awareness to the public. As a result, the proportion of Beijing residents who believe they have a responsibility to play an active role in environmental protection grew from 65 percent in 2013 to over 80 percent in 2017. And satisfaction with Beijing’s environmental quality of life increased from 42 percent in 2015 to 64 percent in 2017. In Shunyi district, a women’s volunteer team with 8,000 members encourages women to participate in environmental efforts and supports their work. The team educates the public, for example, on the existence of subsidies for converting coal boilers to electric. They also engage in recycling programs to “turn waste into treasure.” The women conduct inspections, and if they find facilities or behaviors that damage or pollute the environment, they work to persuade and educate people to correct their mistakes. The results of the women’s environmental volunteer team have been overwhelmingly positive, helping to engage the public more fully and actively in environmental efforts, says the report. Listen to the peopleBeijing’s extensive and successful environmental efforts began as a response to public pressure. Many people listed air pollution as one of their top concerns, and despite widespread approval of the government overall, they expressed dissatisfaction with the state of the environment. In response, the government, from the local level all the way up to the national, rapidly put in place necessary measures to reduce pollution. This reality contrasts with what the Western media report about China — the false characterization of the country as an “authoritarian dictatorship” that couldn’t care less about the needs and wishes of its people, where people exist only to serve the state. But the case of Beijing’s air pollution control success shows the opposite is true: The state exists to serve the people. The Chinese revolution in 1949 succeeded in establishing a state based on the masses of workers and peasants and dedicated to building socialism – a huge task in a country impoverished by landlords, capitalists and foreign imperialist exploiters. Over the past 70 years the leaders of the Communist Party have tried various approaches to serve the people and build up the economy while maintaining their socialist goals. By the end of this year China will have totally eliminated extreme poverty, uplifting over 850 million people in the process. And now it is successfully cleaning up the environment. Meanwhile, in the U.S., the supposed land of freedom and democracy, there are actually more poor people than in China, according to the 2015 Credit Suisse Global Wealth Report — despite China having over four times the population and a less developed economy. Cities like Los Angeles and Salt Lake City are disappearing under smoggy skies as the Trump administration rolls back environmental regulations, such as vehicle emission standards. Trump pulled the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Accords, all to benefit Big Business. Meanwhile, drinking water in many rural areas and in cities, particularly places like Flint, Mich., which have large numbers of Black residents and communities of color, is unsafe for humans due to pollution. As China shows, life in the U.S. doesn’t have to be like this. Rapid and significant reductions in pollution can be achieved if the political will exists to fight the hold of Big Business over our lives. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
News News Congolese reporter wounded by gunshot while covering protest in Goma Organisation February 18, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Democratic Republic of Congo Receive email alerts Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Without entering into the substance of the case, JED condemns the raid and confiscation of broadcast material by police officers, which has reduced this media outlet to silence. JED regards this attack on a media outlet as a serious press freedom violation that must be stopped at once. When reached by JED, Ms. Kilala said she had referred the case to the judicial authorities in order to demand her rights. “These are journalists who I recruited and who worked on my current affairs programme Kilartus,” she said. “We had a disagreement and I fired them. Instead of creating their own current affairs programme with their own name and logo, the they used my brand name and my logo. I have no particular problem with these journalists. I just want to protect my brand.” Six of them were released late in the evening, after Kin Lartus’ lawyer, Maki Makiese, intervened. The four other journalists – Jean Jacques Kabeya, Ritha Musau, Doya Mayi and Fretace Mbamanku – spent the night in police cells. Makiese told JED that the four journalists still being held are accused by Ms. Kilala, their former employer, of using “the emblems and names of her own current affairs programme.” Help by sharing this information News Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalists RSF_en JED’s press release follows: News to go further February 24, 2021 Find out more Journalist in Danger (JED) condemns a raid by members of the Congolese national police on Kin Lartus, a company that produces a current affairs programme that is broadcast by several Kinshasa TV channels. In the course of the raid, the police ransacked and seized journalistic material and arrested ten journalists who were there at the time. Various sources told JED that the group of police officers raided the premises of Kin Lartus at around 1 p.m. on 25 July as a result of a complaint by the producer of another TV current affairs programme called “Kilartus,” who accuses the company of “fraudulently” using its logo and name. Reporter jailed in DRC for allegedly defaming parliamentarian July 27, 2018 Ten TV journalists arrested, material seized in Kinshasa raid Reporters Without Borders (RSF) joins its partner organization in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Journalist in Danger (JED), in condemning the heavy-handed police raid on the Kinshasa-based TV current affairs production company Kin Lartus on 25 July, in which the police arrested ten journalists, ransacked the premises and seized material. Immediately prior to the raid, two plainclothes police officers, one of them a woman, arrived at the premises of Kin Lartus and pretended to enquire about broadcast prices. While they were receiving an explanation, other armed police suddenly stormed into the offices, smashed equipment and seized material. The ten journalists present at the time were bundled into a vehicle that took them to police headquarters. Journalist arrested on provincial governor’s orders February 16, 2021 Find out more