NBA at ICE Sports Betting USA

first_img Regions: US NBA at ICE Sports Betting USA Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter In an exclusive interview from our recent ICE Sport Betting USA event, we asked the National Basketball Association’s head of fantasy & gaming, Scott Kaufman-Ross, why the organisation decided to move to non-exclusive partnerships with data suppliers, what the wagering product will need to look like to maximise its potential and how he sees this fitting into the live environment. Topics: Sports betting Sports betting Email Address 29th January 2019 | By Louella Hugheslast_img

Passive income stocks: how I make money while sleeping

first_img Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. Looking for passive income stocks to buy today? Here is: 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. Image source: The Motley Fool 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. 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 Zaven Boyrazian | Friday, 5th February, 2021 Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now!center_img Passive income stocks: how I make money while sleeping Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. The idea of using passive income to make money while sleeping sounds fantastic to me. And as Warren Buffett once said: “If you don’t find a way to make money while you sleep, you will work until you die”.Many companies’ share prices have yet to recover from the market crash in March last year. Including some businesses that will prosper in future. As a result, yields of around 4% are quite widely available and could be used to build a substantial source of passive income. Several stocks today even offer higher yields, even close to 10%, although these are much more risky.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…Using dividend shares to earn passive incomeThere are lots of different investment instruments that can generate passive income. In the late 1980s, bonds were very popular and carried minimal investment risk. But the low-risk ones offer very low rewards today.That’s why I like dividend stocks instead. Shareholders receive cheques every couple of months, for doing absolutely nothing. They can spend their time playing games, going for a walk, or in my case, taking a nap. Meanwhile, the money keeps on rolling in.But as wonderful as this prospect is, stocks carry significantly more risk than bonds or cash.Dividends can disappear!Because dividends are paid from a company’s profits, their fate is ultimately tied to that company’s success. When trouble lies ahead, and cash needs to be preserved, dividends are usually on the list of expenses to cut, delay, or even cancel.Just look at what happened last year. Over 500 UK stocks cut or cancelled dividend payments following the first lockdown in March 2020.Sometimes a firm will take out loans to maintain dividend payments in times of crisis. But this is ultimately an unsustainable and dangerous approach to pleasing investors. It burdens a company’s balance sheet with debt, resulting in higher interest payments that damage its financial health. Needless to say, it’s a giant red flag in my eyes.Finding the best and sustainable dividend stocksThere’s no point in buying shares in a stock that pays a high dividend yield if that yield disappears in the future. This is commonly known as a yield trap. Therefore, I believe avoiding these traps is the key to building a reliable passive income portfolio.The good news is, most of the time they aren’t that hard to spot. Let’s say I’ve discovered a dividend stock that pays an impressive 10% yield. By comparison, in the UK the average is around 4%. Is this a trap? Possibly, but more information is needed.Looking at a historical price chart, it’s likely I’d see a sharp decline in share price within the past few months. Because remember, when the share price falls, the yield percentage relative to it will go up. So the question is, why did the share price fall? There’s usually more than one answer. But if it’s primarily due to a temporary problem that can be solved, such as a market crash, then I might have found a fantastic passive income opportunity.Investing in the stock market can be a risky endeavour. But if I mix riskier stocks paying very high yields with those paying less spectacular percentages, I think the rewards can balance the risks (which both diversification and research can help to reduce). See all posts by Zaven Boyrazian Enter Your Email Addresslast_img read more

House in Possanco / ARX Portugal

first_imgArchDaily Houses “COPY” House in Possanco / ARX Portugal 2009 Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG+ 17 Share Architects: ARX PORTUGAL Area Area of this architecture project Year:  Projects CopyHouses•Portugal Portugal Area:  250 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Fernando Guerra | FG+SGText description provided by the architects. The cultural meeting point joining the house owners and the architects was based on their common interest: an undoubtedly contemporary architecture, but one whose nature and final expression would also be the outcome of a research of the paradigms figuring in the traditional architecture of the region, the Alentejo.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe implantation terrain of this small house, located in the village of Possanco, sets the transition area between the new urban strip and the protected agriculture zone.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGAn extensive northbound plain ends far away at the splendid Arrabida mountain ridge. Sparse water spots of the river Sado spreading, and the Atlantic Ocean defining the horizon complete this scenario of a bold pictorial expression.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe owners wanted a small vacation house that allowed a casual and relaxed enjoyment of their weekend when escaping the urban everyday stress.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGOur minds were for so long populated by images of the so-called popular architecture, produced before the technological era. They are small houses with sometimes asymmetric roofs, with one of the two garrets longer, almost disproportionate, reinforcing the compact aspect of volumes very much committed to the land where they are built. Save this picture!elevation 01These long roofs make the houses cosy during the extremely hot summers and yet sober in the winter. The presence of these houses on the Alentejo plains, allied to the whiteness of their lime painting bringing out an almost abstract figure, compose portraits of a singular and surprising beauty.Save this picture!elevation 02The first relevant constraint is the triangular shape of the small lot which, when applying the legal distance measures, almost does not allow any formal alternatives. Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGConceiving the house had still to face a paradox: the most interesting views stand to the north and not south, where the windows should be placed in their quest for light. At south there is the street, traffic and passers-by whose look inside the house owners wanted to avoid.Save this picture!elevation 03These two aspects ended up being the key-features of the project and the solution would end being the introduction of yet another paradigm in traditional architecture: the patioSave this picture!section 01The volume is determined in blueprint by the regulated distances. In profile, the maximum height permitted is reached by the back wall (2 floors) and the front wall, facing the street, stays with the minimum height possible (1 floor). To the passer-by, the result is a house of deformed perspective, in axonometric projection.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGIn order to receive natural light to the south, we introduced in that long plan 4 patios: a central one, one in the living-room, one in the social toillets and a final one near the children’s room.Save this picture!plan 01Almost all situated north, the windows guide the views to the amazing landscape. We explored the expressiveness of the white block and its abstract personality. Save this picture!plan 02The totality of the volume would be white, roofs included, where the patios resemble bluish excavations, enhancing delicately the strong character of the house. In fact, the building is done almost exclusively with the Alentejo repertoire: white matter, light-shade, thickness/mass, texture.Save this picture!plan 03Indoors, rooms occur in between “suggestions” of the traditional two-garret volume, and variations in scale and depth transform in each chamber the atmosphere of that inner world intentionally sober. In the middle of the living-room, the kitchen-island takes on the ancient role of the fire as a centre-piece of the home, around which everything comes to place.Save this picture!section 02Project gallerySee allShow lessA Possible 114,000 Jobs from the Better Buildings InitiativeArticlesAD Round Up: Religious Architecture Part VIIArticles Share House in Possanco / ARX PortugalSave this projectSaveHouse in Possanco / ARX Portugal “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this officeARX PORTUGALOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesPortugalPublished on June 22, 2011Cite: “House in Possanco / ARX Portugal” 22 Jun 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. 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Casalgrande Old House / Kengo Kuma & Associates

first_imgArchDaily Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Architects: Kengo Kuma & Associates Area Area of this architecture project Casalgrande Old House / Kengo Kuma & AssociatesSave this projectSaveCasalgrande Old House / Kengo Kuma & Associates Italy 2011 Projects Save this picture!© Marco introini+ 21 Share “COPY” Casalgrande Old House / Kengo Kuma & Associates ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Area:  572 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses, Restoration•Casalgrande, Italy Photographs Houses Photographs:  Marco introiniText description provided by the architects. Kengo Kuma & Associates who completed the CCCWall and the CCCloud, and client, Casalgrande Padana, recently implemented a significant architectural restoration project inserted in the Casalgrande Ceramic Cloud system: the spectacular landmark completed for the Reggio company only one year ago. The Old House is the result of an interesting project for the requalification of the existing item designed by Kuma with the sensitivity that characterizes his approach to the themes of tradition. The pre-existing building, a typical farmhouse of the Reggio countryside that survived the deep industrial changes in the territory, has been completely restored and recovered to the function of historical archive and documentation center of Casalgrande Padana. More images and project description after the break.Save this picture!© Marco introiniDesigned to also house exhibitions, meetings and cultural events, the building and its surrounding garden interact with harmony with the neighboring Casalgrande Ceramic Cloud, the spectacular landmark designed by Kuma and inaugurated exactly one year ago. A surprising building where the experience of living is transformed into the experience of being. A place, as Kuma himself explained, where “Ceramics plays itself”.Save this picture!drawings 01Nothing is revealed externally of the small jewel that Kuma created in its interior, which is protected by the massive brick walls of the building, whose original image was carefully restored. The old house was severely deteriorated and required a radical restoration work, which was approached with rare sensitivity by the architect, without giving up the statement of contemporary issues and, simultaneously, without easily falling into the trap of mannerism. Ancient and modern are called to define a timeless space, loaded with meanings, anticlassical and ritual at the same time. Kuma’s focus on materials and their sustainable use translates into the ecology of gesture in this project, in the sense of measure, of synthesis, in the capacity to express simplicity in spaces filled with spirituality, where a primary role is played by fine porcelain stoneware. Save this picture!© Marco introiniFor the Old House project, Kuma drew from the wide range of fine porcelain stoneware ceramic elements produced by Casalgrande Padana, which include Granitogres line, Unicolore series, Absolute White, already used for the construction of the Casalgrande Ceramic Cloud, which is appropriate for high-frequentation environments such as the Hall, the Old Tiles Room, the staircase and the Projection Room, as well as for pedestrian pathways and the external courtyard.On the other hand, the Granitoker line, Metalwood series, was used in its Bronze colour version for the document consultation room, for the space devoted to relax and for the related connection stair.Save this picture!© Marco introiniDrawing from the wide range of products manufactured by Casalgrande Padana, Kengo Kuma used two different lines of porcelain stoneware: Granitogres, Unicolore series, Bianco Assoluto, already used for the construction of the Casalgrande Ceramic Cloud, used for high-frequentation environments, such as the Hall, the Old Tiles Room, the staircase and the Projection Room, as well as for pedestrian pathways and the external courtyard. Granitoker, Metalwood series, in the Bronze colour, for the document consultation room, for the space devoted to relax and for the related connection stair.Save this picture!© Marco introiniRoom are paved with 60×120 cm tiles treated with titanium Granitogres, Unicolore: Bianco Assoluto Granitoker, Metalwood: Bronze dioxide, which belong to the same stock of those used for the CCCloud. The stairs that lead upstairs have steps and landings made with thin steel cantilever tiles, also with glued ceramic tiles. The ceramic flooring tiles of the Projection Room are matched with a bed of white cobblestone (the same that surround the CCCloud). Save this picture!© Marco introiniThe staircase has seats fully coated with porcelain stoneware tiles, characterized by rises with bores along the entire surface of the ceramic tiles to allow for the exchange of air through the air conditioning system. The ceiling of the Projection Room is embellished by an installation consisting of hundreds of ceramic tiles fluctuating in space, hanging from small metal cables. In the small service bathroom curved Bianco Assoluto tiles of the Unicolore series compose an unusual washbasin where water is dispensed by being pelted down in a thin veil along the wall. The Library Room is characterized by a shelf-wall with porcelain stoneware separators oriented in such a way as to take on a multiplicity of shapes depending on the different position from which it is observed, to re-propose the sensation of dynamism that is perceived when moving around the CCCloud. Save this picture!© Marco introiniThe other spaces are characterized by 15×90 cm Metalwood tile floors laid in an orderly manner, aligned with edges and walls. The same material was used for the lift cabin floor and the toilets at the second floor. The Metalwood series was also selected for the old staircase by adopting an unusual laying technique with the rise and tread arranged to form a sharp edge. The thickness of the tile of the tread remains visible and is pleasantly matched with the bronze coloured surface. The outdoor areas have been paved with Bianco Assoluto porcelain stoneware tiles to create a non-slip bushhammered surface. Save this picture!© Marco introiniThe pathways and the square have been paved with radially arranged tiles, whose fulcrum is located in the vicinity of the CCCloud. This laying mesh determined a progressive opening of the interspaces between the tiles towards the square. The spaces that have been created have been filled with small-size gravel on top of a drainage layer. This solution allowed the elimination of the traditional rainwater drainage grids.Save this picture!© Marco introiniProject gallerySee allShow lessSpliced Towers / AQSO ArquitectosArticlesIn Progress: Steven Holl Architects’ Campbell Sports Center Tops OutArticles Share CopyAbout this officeKengo Kuma & AssociatesOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRestorationRefurbishmentHousesCasalgrandeItalyPublished on January 17, 2012Cite: “Casalgrande Old House / Kengo Kuma & Associates” 17 Jan 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Metropol ClassicVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesProdemaProdEx Wood Facade in the Aspen Art MuseumSealantsSikaRenovation of Zeitz MuseumSinksBradley Corporation USAVerge Coordinated Soap Dispenser and Faucet SetsWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodAcousticFabriTRAK®FabriFELT™ for Walls and CeilingsGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Etch PrintingWindowspanoramah!®ah! Ultra MinimalistEngineered Wood FlooringAustralian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH)Australian Oak Engineered FlooringLouvers / ShuttersConstruction SpecialtiesSunshades – Airfoil LuxMore products »Read commentsSave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! 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Facebook fundraising tops £1.6bn worldwide

first_imgSpeaking at a global roundtable of Facebook fundraiser creators in San Francisco, Fernando Pinho, its Founder, said:“We were one of the first charities to have access to Facebook Fundraising in Europe. It allows us to share the stories of the children we support with our community, and immediately empower each supporter to become part of our fundraising team, to donate and help to change a child’s life. The seed funding we needed, a community of passionate and active supporters, 25 thousand members strong, were all possible because of Facebook.”Anita Yuen, Head of Social Impact Partnerships Facebook, said: Advertisement Sheryl Sandberg with top fundraisers from around the globe including Fernando Pinho from UK based charity Take Me There. Tagged with: Digital Facebook social media  995 total views,  2 views today Facebook fundraising tops £1.6bn worldwide Melanie May | 19 September 2019 | News 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 “It’s incredible to see our community mobilise around the causes they care about and raise billions for important projects worldwide. Birthday donations now sit at the very heart of that activity and it’s heartening to see a growing trend for celebrating in a more meaningful way. Over the past few years, Facebook has become a really powerful tool for fundraising, helping charities cross borders and reach supporters no matter where they are in the world.”  996 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis24 Fundraising on Facebook has now raised over £1.6 billion for good causes worldwide, with half of that (£803 million) achieved through birthday fundraisers.More than 45 million people worldwide have now donated to or created a fundraiser on Facebook since the launch of its fundraising tools in 2015 – double the amount reported in November last year.Celebrities raising big sums include chef Gordon Ramsey, who raised £26,000 for Great Ormond Street Hospital for his birthday last year, and Manchester United star Paul Pogba, who kicked off a clean water fundraising drive with Charity: Water raising £7,360 to mark his 26th birthday in March.UK charities that have benefitted from birthday fundraisers and donations on Facebook include Breast Cancer Care, which has raised over £1.8 million since launching on birthdays, and Alzheimer’s Society, which has raised over £1.2 million since launching on the platform.People can also create their own fundraisers for non-profits or personal causes or use the donate button to pledge their support, and big totals raised in this way include almost £6m for Cancer Research UK through Facebook’s fundraising tools in the past year alone, £2.7m for Help Refugees, and £2.5m for Movember.Please Take Me There has used £11,247 donated through Facebook to transport 681 children with cancer and living in extreme poverty to get the healthcare they needed. The funds paid for more than 1,700 journeys to and from hospital allowing children to be diagnosed and treated. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis24last_img read more

Teachers, communities stand strong on strike

first_imgChicago Teachers. Photo: CTU Local 1Sept. 17 — The popularity of the Chicago Teacher’s Union’s struggle for the future of the city’s children against privatization and educational apartheid continues to surge as of day eight of the strike.According to Capitol Fax, a new poll conducted by We Ask America found that 55.5 percent of respondents approved of the CTU’s decision to strike. The poll also indicated that in communities hardest hit by Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s incessant drive to privatize public schools, support was even stronger for the striking teachers — 63 percent of African Americans and 65 percent of Latinos/as approved of the strike. When asked who was “most to blame” for the strike, over 34 percent felt that Emanuel’s intransigence was at fault, and an additional 19 percent blamed the school board. (, Sept. 13)Service Employees Local 1 released a statement of solidarity declaring, “The Service Employees International Union stands in solidarity with 26,000 striking public school teachers, clinicians and paraprofessionals of the Chicago Public Schools. The Chicago Teacher’s Union is calling for a better school day and adequate resources for students, as well as fair compensation and improved job security and training for teachers. SEIU supports the CTU in their strike. … Strong public schools are critical for working families in Chicago. SEIU Illinois calls on Chicago Public Schools to give our students, schools and teachers the resources they need to succeed.” (, Sept. 8)Emanuel had a “contingency plan” of scab schools lined up. According to FightBack! News, “One parent said the contingency school in his area was supposed to receive 1,000 students, but instead only 60 showed up.”According to Sarah Chambers, a member of the CTU bargaining committee, “The contingency plan schools were a colossal failure. The fact that almost no students showed up at these schools displays the parents’ complete mistrust for the CPS’ board of education and CPS’ ability to provide a safe place for the children of Chicago.” (, Sept. 11)Saving public education vs charter schoolsThe United Neighborhood Organization has used the strike to try to boost enrollment in their nonunion, publicly funded charter schools. The UNO portrays itself as a grassroots community organization, but it has been in league with the administration of the notoriously corrupt former mayor, Richard Daley (and now Emanuel), virtually since its inception, causing many genuine grassroots organizers to label it an “astroturf organization.” ( UNO has a racist history of keeping Black children out of its schools, and now its CEO, Juan Rangel, is trying to further his own union-busting scab career by parroting the mayor’s line on the strike.Meanwhile, on the picket lines, spirits remain high. Kenyatta Forbes, a young teacher at Fiske Elementary School on the South Side, told WW, “It’s simple. You wouldn’t ask someone who isn’t in the health care field to reform surgery practices, so why ask the private sector to reform education? Teachers need to have more involvement in policies. That’s how you close the achievement gap. [You have to] include the people who have the most impact on students — the teachers! This strike is a war of wills. And from the epic display of solidarity today, our will is high! We have everything to lose and everything to gain. It’s a strange dichotomy.”Nathan Johnson, a teacher at Lakeview High School on the North Side, told WW: “Much of the reason why we are in the situation we are in boils down to one thing: respect. Mayor Emanuel, the board of education, the media, etc., have all painted a picture of us that simply isn’t true: that we are all lazy, that we are not doing our jobs, and that we can’t be trusted to know how to teach our own students. In essence, they act as if we the teachers are the problem — forget the overcrowded classrooms, the socioeconomic issues in many of our communities, the lack of resources in our schools.“The board is constantly micromanaging us, giving us new curriculum, standards, programs, and other such top-down initiatives year after year that are applied to many schools across the city, not taking into account the individual needs of each school. And year after year, these initiatives fail and are replaced by a new crop that later fails and the cycle repeats ad nauseum. All of these initiatives are dreamed up by people in the ivory towers of academia. No one ever asks us, ‘what resources would you like?’“I truly believe that this strike has implications that go far beyond Chicago, and I feel that it is absolutely imperative that we take a stand and say enough is enough!” Read Johnson’s statement in its entirety at thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Long jail terms for two more Saudi human rights defenders

first_img “These human rights defenders are paying a high price for their commitment to the fundamental freedom flouted by the Saudi regime,” said Reporters Without Borders assistant research director Virginie Dangles. “We demand their immediate release and that of all the other people who are being held just for expressing an opinion or disseminating information. The Saudi authorities must respect their international obligations.”Arrested on 15 April on charges of “preparing, storing and transmitting information that undermines public order,” inciting rebellion”, “publishing false information with the aim of harming the state”, “contempt of court and creating an NGO without permission”, Khair was sentenced on 6 July.As well as 15 years in jail, he was sentenced to a 15-year ban on foreign travel on completion of the jail term.Human Rights Watch quoted the MHRSA as saying Khair did not recognize the court’s legitimacy and did not intend to appeal.Mukhlif Shammari’s five-year jail term, originally passed by a Jeddah court specializing in national security and terrorism cases on 17 June 2013, was upheld on second appeal on 3 July. A well-known writer and activist, he was convicted in connection with the many articles he has written and, in particular, a video he posted on YouTube in which two girls described being mistreated.His sentence also includes a ban on writing for newspapers or websites or appearing in the media, and a ten-year ban on travelling abroad. News Saudi ArabiaMiddle East – North Africa Receive email alerts RSF_en Reporters Without Borders is stunned to learn that Waleed Abu Al-Khair, the founder of the Monitor of Human Rights in Saudi Arabia (MHRSA), and Mukhlif Al-Shammari, a human rights activist, have been sentenced in the past few days to 15 and five years in prison respectively for drawing attention to human right violations in Saudi Arabia April 28, 2021 Find out more Organisation News Help by sharing this information RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance Saudi ArabiaMiddle East – North Africa center_img The confirmation of Shammari’s sentence came just a week after Fawzan Al-Harbi, one of the founders of the Arabian Civil and Political Rights Association (ACPRA), which monitors human rights violations in Saudi Arabia, was sentenced on 25 June to seven years in prison and a seven-year ban on foreign travel.The charges on which he was convicted included “preparing, storing and transmitting information that undermines public order” under the March 2007 cyber-crime law.As already reported, a Jeddah criminal court sentenced human rights defender and blogger Raef Badawi on appeal on 7 May to ten years in prison, 1,000 lashes, and a fine of 1 million riyals (200,000 euros) for insulting Islam.Reporters Without Borders points out that on 9 December 1998, the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, the UN General Assembly unanimously adopted the “Declaration on the Right and Responsibility of Individuals, Groups and Organs of Society to Promote and Protect Universally Recognised Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.”This declaration recognizes the legitimacy of human rights activism as well as the need to protect human rights defenders and what they do.Article 6 says: “Everyone has the right, individually and in association with others to know, seek, obtain, receive and hold information about all human rights and fundamental freedoms”.Saudi Arabia is ranked 164th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index is classified as one of the Reporters Without Borders “Enemies of the Internet.” News March 9, 2021 Find out more June 8, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Saudi Arabia NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say News July 8, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Long jail terms for two more Saudi human rights defenders Saudi media silent on RSF complaint against MBS to go furtherlast_img read more


first_imgHome Local News Business DAILY OIL PRICE: March 28 Congressman Mike Conaway talks to the Odessa American on Jan. 7, 2018. Pinterest WhatsApp Octopus Energy U.S. to Discount Customers’ Bills by as Much as 90% Facebook Twitter Pinterest Crude Oil: 64.38 (-.87)Nymex MTD AVG: 62.7246.Natural Gas: 2.698 (-.016).Gasoline: 2.0116 (-0.0019).Spreads: May/June (+.03) June/July (+.29).Plains WTI Posting: 61.00 (-.50). Snap Inc. to Participate in the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference 2021 center_img Facebook Local NewsBusiness DAILY OIL PRICE: March 28 Twitter By admin – March 28, 2018 Previous articleOdessa police asking for public’s assistance locating missing womanNext articleChurch enjoys a fresh perspective admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Rattler Midstream: 4Q Earnings Snapshot Creamy Fruit SaladSmoked Bacon Wrapped French Vidalia OnionFoolproof Roasted Pork TenderloinPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay last_img read more

ETRN and EQM announce shareholder and limited partner approval of merger

first_img ETRN and EQM secure shareholder approval for merger. (Credit: Pixabay/Florian Pircher.) Equitrans Midstream and EQM Midstream Partners announced that the shareholders of ETRN approved the issuance of shares of ETRN’s common stock and shares of ETRN’s preferred stock (collectively, ETRN stock issuance) in connection with ETRN’s proposed merger (Merger) with EQM. More than 99% of the total votes cast at ETRN’s special meeting were voted in favor of approving the ETRN stock issuance.In addition, at a special meeting held earlier today, EQM’s limited partners voted to approve the merger agreement in connection with the Merger. The holders of more than 83% of EQM’s outstanding limited partner interests voted in favor of approving the merger agreement, and more than 99% of the total votes cast at the special meeting were voted in favor of approving the merger agreement.The Merger is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close on June 17, 2020, at which time EQM’s common units will no longer be publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Source: Company Press Release The Merger is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close on June 17, 2020, at which time EQM’s common units will no longer be publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchangelast_img read more

NROTC Midshipmen Train aboard USS Anchorage

first_img August 6, 2014 View post tag: USS Anchorage View post tag: News by topic NROTC Midshipmen Train aboard USS Anchorage Eight Navy Reserves Officer Training Corps (NROTC) midshipmen joined the crew of amphibious platform dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) to learn and to experience firsthand shipboard life July 16 – Aug. 14. Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today NROTC Midshipmen Train aboard USS Anchorage View post tag: NROTC View post tag: Navy View post tag: americas View post tag: Midshipmen Share this article View post tag: train The annual summer training program is held between academic school years and is applicable to both NROTC and U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) midshipmen. The program is designed to get the midshipmen experienced with day-to-day experiences and operations aboard Navy ships.From the ending of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) to the second underway recovery test (URT-2) for the NASA Orion Program, the midshipmen were actively engaged as they sailed with Anchorage on the Pacific Ocean.Each midshipman is paired up with a crew member, called a running mate, to work with them and teach them how to assimilate smoothly into ship life.Anchorage was built at the Huntington Ingalls Shipbuilding site in Avondale, Louisiana, and is the seventh San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship. Delivered to the Navy on Sept. 17, 2012, the ship was commissioned on May 4, 2013, in the namesake city of Anchorage, Alaska.[mappress]Press Release, August 06, 2014; Image: US Navy View post tag: Navallast_img read more