Firms fight for shrinking public purse

first_img whatsapp Sunday 6 February 2011 9:41 pm Firms fight for shrinking public purse KCS-content THE squeeze on government spending has led to a dramatic rise in companies’ complaints to the Treasury’s procurement advisory unit and a surge in Freedom of Information (FoI) requests, research showed today. Companies unhappy with the outcome of government tenders are lodging a growing number of complaints challenging its decisions.Firms are also increasingly using FoI requests to find out more about their rivals’ bids for tenders, the research by law firm EMW showed.Complaints lodged with the government’s Office of Government Commerce to dispute tender decisions jumped by 84 per cent in the year to September 2010 compared to 2009, from 31 to 57. The number of complaints it investigated also rose almost 30 per cent, to 27 from 21. A company that has won a contract cannot start work until all complaints made to the OGC are resolved.EMW consultant Simon Vumbaca said companies uncertain of their pipeline of work were becoming more protective of contracts they felt they should have won.“There is a lot at stake,” he said. “Some companies are using the complaints system…to delay their competitor from starting the project.”FoI requests are used to find and challenge weaknesses in a decision. “It is one of the tools in the arsenal to find a way to challenge a decision. No stone is left unturned to find out whether a decision has been awarded fairly,” said EMW principal Giles Ferin.The government has cut departmental budgets by an average 19 per cent over four years to rein in the deficit. Tags: NULLcenter_img whatsapp Share Show Comments ▼ Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteUndoDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionUndoTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmUndolast_img read more

Latvia regulator seeks clarity on online licence suspensions

first_img Regions: Europe Baltics Latvia AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Latvia regulator seeks clarity on online licence suspensions 24th March 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Tags: Online Gambling Latvia’s gambling regulator has asked for clarity on the status of online gambling following new emergency laws passed by the country’s government to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19).On Sunday (22 March), the country’s president, Egils Levits, signed a bill setting out measures to prevent and manage national threats and consequences of Covid-19 proliferation that was passed by the country’s parliament on 20 March.The law orders all casinos, gambling halls, bingo halls and betting locations in Latvia to close in order to reduce the spread of the virus.The status of online gambling remains unclear, however. The bill calls for a prohibition on gambling and lotteries “except for interactive gambling, numerical lotteries and instant lotteries.”In the next article of the bill, it then says that the Lotteries and Gambling Supervisory Authority “shall suspend all gambling licenses for physical gambling venues,… interactive media and/or via electronic communication services”.Janis Ungurs, director of the legal department of the Lotteries and Gambling Supervisory Authority, told iGB that the Authority awaits legal clarification on the two seemingly contradictory articles of the law, but it is prepared to suspend online licences if the law calls for it.“Inspection orders regarding online licenses will be issued within the next few days, when we receive legal clarification from parliament’s legal office and Ministry of Justice about legal interpretation of these two chapters,” Ungurs said.On 13 March, the Lotteries and Gambling Supervisory Authority announced that it will not receive visitors in person from 13 March this year until 14 April 2020.The outbreak of the virus has already caused casinos around the world to close. Over the weekend, both the UK and Australia’s Prime Ministers ordered the closure of all casinos and betting shops in their countries as part of social distancing measures. Legal & compliance Topics: Legal & compliance Latvia’s gambling regulator has asked for clarity on the status of online gambling following new emergency laws passed by the country’s government to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19). Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more

IPL 2021: Good News for RCB, Devdutt Padikkal tests negative in…

first_imgCricketIndian premier leagueIndian Premier League 2021Latest Sports News “During the 10-day isolation, the individual will undergo an RT-PCR test on Day 9 and Day 10. Provided, both the test results from Day 9 and Day 10 are negative, and he/she does not have any symptoms for more than 24 hours, the individual will be permitted to re-enter the Bio-Secure Environment“.Furthermore, Padikkal will have to pass a cardiac screening before getting permission to resume training. “After recovery, players must undergo a cardiac screening before resuming any team activities,” the SOP reads.IPL 2021: What are the immediate measures if a player tests positive?– Suspected/positive cases will be immediately isolated from rest of the squad. – The local Health Authority will be immediately notified of the positive RT-PCR test result. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter – If symptoms worsen during the course of isolation, the individual must be hospitalised immediately.ALSO READ| Royal Challengers Bangalore squad and fixtures Tokyo Olympics: Covid-19 scare continues after a Uganda team member tests positive Cricket IPL 2021: Devdutt Paddikal will be available for SRH vs RCB clash, does first full training session after recovery from Covid-19 IPL 2021, Devdutt Padikkal COVID-19 update: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will be a happy team as their star opener Devdutt Padikkal tested negative for Covid-19 in his second test. The Karnataka-batsman was tested positive on March 22 and has been in quarantine ever since. As per the BCCI Covid-19 SOPs, he will still be monitored and therefore is certain to miss MI vs RCB season opener on April 9 at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. – During the 10-day isolation, the individual will undergo an RT-PCR test on Day 9 and Day 10. Provided, both the test results from Day 9 and Day 10 are negative, and he/she does not have any symptoms for more than 24 hours, the individual will be permitted to re-enter the Bio-Secure Environment. – The case will be managed in close coordination with accredited hospitals and treatment centres equipped with COVID-19 testing and treatment.ALSO READ| Star Sports 700+ crew and 90 commentators for IPL 2021 live streaming IPL 2021: Good News for RCB, Devdutt Padikkal tests negative in 2nd test Tokyo Olympics Village: Organizers unveils Tokyo games athletes village to the media, check first look by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeIPL 2020: Bad news for Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Jonny BairstowUndoIPL 2020 : Srikanth and fans slams MS Dhoni, says ‘wasted 15 Cr on Jadhav & Chawla’UndoSuresh Raina issues statement after arrest, says the incident in Mumbai was ‘unintentional’Undo– The Team Doctor will inform the BCCI Chief Medical Officer immediately. Cricket Cricket Cricket By Kunal Dhyani – April 7, 2021 Cricket Facebook Twitter WTC final LIVE broadcast: ICC’s mega broadcast plan, India vs New Zealand live streaming starts today in 195 countries Cricket – The team doctor should regularly monitor the case.center_img Latest Sports News WTC Final LIVE Day 3: Weather forecast again not good, rain & bad-light all set to impact India vs New Zealand Day 3 Euro 2020- Spain vs Poland Highlights: Spain held to 1-1 draw as Lewandowski’s Poland keep Euro hopes alive WTC Final Day 2 Stumps: Brilliant Virat Kohli & Ajinkya Rahane saves the day for India as bad light stops play 33 overs early RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Football – After recovery, players must undergo a cardiac screening before resuming any team activities.IPL 2021: When is MI vs RCB match?Mumbai Indians (MI) will play Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on April 9 at MA Chidambaram Stadum.IPL 2021: What will be RCB playing XI? Who will open with Virat Kohli?Since Padikkal is certain to miss the opening match, Kohli will have to pick between Mohammed Azharuddeen and Finn Allen as his partner.Possible Playing XI: Finn Allen/ Mhd Azharudeen, Virat Kohli (c), Rajat Patidar, AB de Villiers, Glenn Maxwell, Dan Christian/Sachin Baby, Washington Sundar, Kylie Jamieson, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini TAGSDevdutt PadikkalIPL 2021MI vs RCBrcb squad 2021Royal Challengers Bangalore SHARE – All concerned cases shall be dealt with as per the guidelines set by the Government applicable to that particular area. ICC WTC Final: 10 years of Virat Kohli’s Test career, 10 best moments of India’s greatest Test skipper ALSO READ| Everything you need to know about Royal Challengers Bangalore WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 2 Stumps: West Indies bowled out for 149 runs in 1st innings, SA lead by 149 runs Latest Sports News IND vs NZ in WTC Final: India batting coach says, ‘score above 250 on Day 3 would be good’, Kyle Jamieson feels it won’t… – Contact tracing must commence immediately. Everyone who has been in close contact with the case in the previous 48 hours starting from the time of sample collection which resulted positive, will be isolated and tested. All casual contacts in the last 48 hours starting from the time of collection of the sample which resulted in a positive test, will also be isolated and tested immediately. Cricket Previous articleReal Madrid thrash Liverpool 3-1 in UEFA Champions League Quarterfinals, Junior scores doubleNext articleRaptors vs Lakers LIVE in NBA: Lakers 110-101, 7 players score in double figures Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. – All staff handling positive cases must mandatorily wear a full PPE kit (goggles, face shield, N95 mask, gloves, coverall/gowns, headcover and shoe covers) while handling a suspected/positive COVID-19 case.IPL 2021: What are the Follow-up measures– During the 10-day isolation, the individual must rest and avoid any exercises. YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallEnjoy farming, stock up and make friends. 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CFC Stanbic Holdings Limited ( 2015 Presentation

first_imgCFC Stanbic Holdings Limited ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2015 presentation For more information about CFC Stanbic Holdings Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CFC Stanbic Holdings Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CFC Stanbic Holdings Limited (  2015 presentation Company ProfileCFC Stanbic Holdings Limited is a financial service, insurance agency and stock broking company in Kenya offering products and services to the personal, commercial, corporate and investment banking sectors. The company also has division servicing clients in the Republic of South Sudan. Its corporate and investment banking division services range from transactional banking, debt securities and equity trading to project, structured and trade financing. Its personal and commercial banking division offers services ranging from The Corporate and Investment Banking segment offers foreign exchange, and debt securities and equities trading services; transactional banking and investor services; investment banking services, such as project finance, advisory, structured finance, structured trade finance, corporate lending, primary markets, and property finance services; and wealth management and advisory services to larger corporates, financial institutions, and international counterparties. The Personal and Business Banking segment provides residential accommodation loans to individual customers; installment sales and finance leases, including installment finance in the consumer vehicles market, and vehicles and equipment finance in the business market; and card facilities to individuals and businesses. This segment also offers transactional and lending products comprising deposit taking, electronic banking, cheque accounts, and other lending products associated with the various points of contact channels, such as ATMs, Internet, and branches. The company was formerly known as CfC Stanbic Holdings Limited and changed its name to Stanbic Holdings Plc in October 2016. The company is based in Nairobi, Kenya. Stanbic Holdings Plc is a subsidiary of Stanbic Africa Holdings Limited. CFC Stanbic Holdings Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

First skirmishes at 2020 Six Nations launch

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS “All okay, son?” Andy Farrell confers with Owen in a pic that attracted much comment on Twitter (Inpho)The conference rooms in which the sessions are held are located on a long tiled corridor, at the end of which is a replica of a merchant ship that used to transport tobacco and spices from the East and West Indies. It was designed to be a floating pirate museum for kids when Tobacco Dock became a shopping precinct but the project failed, and now the Dock is a successful events venue for IT businesses, Christmas parties and so forth.“We chose this space because it’s very Guinness,” a member of the PR team tells me, and the company has taken the opportunity of plugging their Guinness Clear – 100% water! – as part of a campaign to promote moderate drinking. Commemorative bottles will be given to the Player of the Match through the men’s and women’s championships.French scrutiny: captain Gaëlle Hermet and head coach Annick Hayraud take their turn on stage (Inpho)Other lines to emerge from proceedings include Alun Wyn Jones expecting a “bumpy road” for Wales as they transition after the long reign of Warren Gatland, Stuart Hogg revealing that he asked to be appointed Scotland captain, and Fabien Galthié, standing out in his shades and white shoes, explaining his mission to rebuild the France team’s relationship with fans.The women’s championship presently produces far more mismatches and a major talking point is whether a rethink is needed over the format. France and England – who between them have won all but two of the 18 Six Nations tournaments to date – meet on the opening weekend and the victors will be expected to march on towards another title.It’s comparatively early days in its evolution but how heartening to see the women sharing equal billing with the men at the launch, helping to grow the championship step by step.The men’s tournament kicks off with Wales-Italy and Ireland-Scotland on Saturday 1 February, with France-England the following afternoon. It will be broadcast in more than 170 countries and more than a million people will attend the 15 matches. New digital viewer records are predicted, including surpassing the 2019 figure of 47m video views. With so many new faces and head coaches, picking a men’s winner in January is a mug’s game. But it’s interesting to note that the last four championships that followed a World Cup were won with a Grand Slam: France in 2004, Wales in 2008 and 2012, England in 2016. Will someone win big in 2020? Within eight weeks or so we will find out.All done: a few handshakes, now for the real business of winning Six Nations matches (Inpho)Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. First skirmishes at 2020 Six Nations launchFirst hurdle cleared, five to go. For the captains and coaches of the Six Nations teams, the media launch that precedes the tournament is as mentally taxing as any of the matches. Question after question is fired at them and carefully batted away, with one slip of the tongue potentially harming a country’s chances for weeks to come.This year’s launch had a new venue, tournament sponsors Guinness having swapped the slightly cramped confines of the Hurlingham Club in Fulham for the wide spaces and wow factor of Wapping. Tobacco Dock was built in 1812 as a hub for cargo arriving from the New World and its listed timbers and curved brick vaults make a grand if chilly setting. Part of its colourful history, commemorated by a statue near the entrance, is a heroic rescue act in 1857 after an imported tiger escaped and attacked a boy.Today’s wild animals are the hordes of journalists scenting stories for their newspapers, websites and television channels. In his recent book about New Zealand’s World Cup campaign, Kiwi Jamie Wall wrote that the English and Irish press “don’t have as much sentimental attachment as we do and therefore hunt as a pack. We like to think we’re fairly critical of the All Blacks but compared with the Poms the vast majority of Kiwi writers are basically just a thinly veiled PR machine”.Question time: Ireland coach Andy Farrell and skipper Johnny Sexton face the media at the launch (Inpho)The days of casually mingling with your interviewees are long gone. The coaches and captains, men and women following identical schedules, are whisked from room to room by minders for precisely managed “rotation sessions”, 25 minutes in duration. There’s a room for ‘Dailies & Sundays’, of course, but also for Radio & Podcasts, Online & Social, Broadcasters, Host Broadcasters, Guinness Social & Open Photoshoot and Six Nations Partners.Other rooms house crews and equipment while Will Carling spends much of the morning with AWS, a company promoting the new enhanced stats service that will feature heat maps and kick predictors and metrics on rucking efficiency. A large lounge, where journalists can get fed and watered, is busy throughout and offers a chance to warm up.While most of the questions concern each country’s prospects for the championship, the England press conferences inevitably take a different turn in the wake of Saracens’ recent relegation from the Premiership for repeatedly breaching the salary cap.Owen Farrell, addressing a room of some 80 journalists, starts by effectively saying he’s not here to talk about Saracens, which prompts lots of questions about Saracens. It’s not long before Eddie Jones, who’s not used to being a sideshow, intervenes irritably to steer the questions back to the championship.If there is a line to come from the subject, it’s that England will have a clear-the-air meeting in their Algarve training camp. “It’s a great opportunity for us to get it all out on the table,” says Jones. “If players are angry about it then say it, get it out on the table.”center_img One from the vault: the captains who attended the 2020 Six Nations launch in Tobacco Dock (Inpho) Round one of the 2020 Six Nations has already happened – the media’s grilling of the head coaches and captains. Rugby World reports from London’s docklandslast_img read more

El devocional de Cuaresma 2013 se enfoca en el hambre…

first_img Posted Jan 7, 2013 Featured Events Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Belleville, IL Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Tampa, FL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Press Release Service Rector Washington, DC [La Agencia Episcopal de Alivio y Desarrollo] El décimo cuadernillo anual de Meditaciones para la Cuaresma de la Agencia Episcopal de Alivio y Desarrollo ahora se encuentra disponible en inglés y español. Encontrará el cuadernillo en formato PDF y otras publicaciones de Cuaresma en la página web de la Agencia Episcopal de Alivio y Desarrollo: Para recibir devocionales diarios por correo electrónico, inscríbase en línea.“Nos complace ofrecer estos materiales para la Cuaresma y esperamos que las familias, los individuos y las congregaciones se enriquezcan con ellos esta temporada”, comentó Pamela Penn, Directora del Programa para la Participación en la Iglesia. “El devocional de este año, escrito por un grupo de líderes de la Iglesia Episcopal de diversa trasfondos, nos ayuda a concentrarnos en aliviar el hambre alrededor del mundo a la vez que nos preparamos para la sanación espiritual”.Puede ordenar las Meditaciones para la Cuaresma en la Tienda Episcopal en línea o llamando por teléfono a 1.866.937.2772. También hay cofres de la esperanza, tarjetas de oraciones, marcadores de libros y sobres para las ofrendas, y se pueden utilizar junto con el cuadernillo devocional. Recomendamos que tanto las iglesias como los individuous hagan sus pedidos, no mas tarde de el viernes 1 de febrero, para garantizar que reciban los materiales a tiempo para el 13 de febrero, Miércoles de Ceniza.Además, invitamos a las congregaciones a conmemorar el Domingo dedicado al trabajo de la Agencia Episcopal de Alivio y Desarrollo el 17 de febrero, que es el primer domingo de la Cuaresma, o en otro domingo de la temporada que les resulte conveniente. En la Convención General de 2009 se designó oficialmente a la Cuaresma como un tiempo para recordar y apoyar la obra de esta importante organización, cuyo trabajo está dedicado a salvar vidas. En este domingo especial, las congregaciones oran por las personas que viven en la pobreza y hacen una ofrenda para colaborar con el Fondo de Necesidades Globales de la Agencia Episcopal de Alivio y Desarrollo, que brinda asistencia en los sitios que más la necesitan.“La temporada de Cuaresma nos ofrece la oportunidad de reflexionar sobre nuestras vidas y sobre la manera en que nos relacionamos con los demás, tanto con los que están cerca como con los que están lejos”, expresó Rob Radtke, Presidente de la agencia. “Este año especialmente nos enfocamos en el alivio de hambre y en la labor que realizan los socios locales de la Agencia Episcopal de Alivio y Desarrollo para mejorar el suministro de alimentos y la nutrición en sus comunidades. Cuando experimentamos el hambre física durante el ayuno cuaresmal o reconocemos el hambre espiritual de nuestras vidas en esta temporada, nos predisponemos a ver el hambre en todas sus formas. Al recordar a la Agencia Episcopal de Alivio y Desarrollo y la obra que lleva a cabo en nombre de todos los episcopales, podemos ayudar, con el espíritu y con la acción, a combatir el hambre en el mundo que nos rodea”.En la página web,, puede encontrar muchos recursos y directrices sobre como celebrar el Domingo dedicado al trabajo de la Agencia Episcopal de Alivio y Desarrollo, así como ideas para el resto de la temporada de Cuaresma. Si tiene alguna pregunta, escribi al [email protected] o llama al 1.855.312.HEAL (4325). Submit a Job Listing Submit a Press Release Director of Music Morristown, NJ An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY center_img Youth Minister Lorton, VA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Albany, NY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Rector Martinsville, VA Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Hopkinsville, KY El devocional de Cuaresma 2013 se enfoca en el hambre y la sanación This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Rector Columbus, GA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Bath, NC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT last_img read more

Free Seminar in Apopka this weekend: Parenting in a digital age

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Kids and their smartphonesFrom the Freedom Fellowship ChurchMany Apopka community organizations are coming together to help parents know the ins and outs of protecting and helping their children in this digital age, where many children know more than their parents about their smartphones.In the community-wide initiative on Saturday May 22 from 9am to noon, a creative and free seminar will be held at the VFW/Apopka Community Center (located at 519 S Central Ave, Apopka, FL 32703) to assist parents in Apopka.“Parenting in a Digital Age” is being sponsored by the Foliage Sertoma Club, the Apopka Rotary Club, the John Land Apopka Community Trust, The Apopka Chief and The Planter newspapers, and Freedom Fellowship Church, among others.Presenters and Apopka residents Adam and Angela Shaw“I tried to go to YouTube but ended up spelling it wrong by accident and launched a porn site. I was 8,” read one testimony of a young child. “A smartphone is not a rite of passage for kids. It’s a portal to the world, a world we need to prepare them for,” noted seminar presenters Adam and Angela Shaw. 60% of 10-11year-olds have smartphones today.Do you know what your child is viewing on their smartphone or computer? The Shaws say the seminar will be full of many practical tools to help parents in protecting, preparing and propelling their children to not just survive, but thrive in this digital world.The seminar is free, but presenters are asking that everyone register at the website, because they will be providing a free booklet with helpful tools, and they need to make sure they have enough books to give out. Due to the nature and frank discussions in the seminar, anyone over the age of 18 is invited to participate.For more information, go to or @ParentingInADigitalAge, or you can call 407-299-6311. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSAdam and Angela ShawDigital AgeFreeFreedom Fellowship ChurchkidsParentingSeminarSmartphonestipsTools Previous articleEmpowering Veterans & Spouses with Career Opportunities, Virtual Career Fair May 18Next articleApopka Police Department Arrest Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Photo by McKaela Taylorcenter_img Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your name here Please enter your comment!last_img read more

Iseami House / Robles Arquitectos

first_img Year:  CopyHouses•Costa Rica Architects: Robles Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeRobles ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesCosta RicaPublished on August 09, 2010Cite: “Iseami House / Robles Arquitectos” 09 Aug 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar PanelsMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Qd-ClassSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausStonesCosentinoDekton Surfaces – Cap Ferrat BuildingStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Strata Argentum – Classtone CollectionAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®CeramicsTerrealCustom Shape Terracotta CladdingSeatingInterstuhlPillows – HUBPartitionsBuzzispacePrivacy Booth – BuzziRingMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Iseami住宅 / Robles Arquitectos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 Save this picture!Courtesy of Juan Robles+ 28 Share “COPY” Iseami House / Robles Arquitectos Iseami House / Robles ArquitectosSave this projectSaveIseami House / Robles Arquitectos ArchDaily Area:  482 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project center_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Houses Text description provided by the architects. ISEAMI concept eradicates in the education and awareness of its occupants and its community,that will be capable tolearn about sustainable living thru its spatial living. The house promises a responsible approach to the nature of its location, Peninsula de Osa, a place where the 5% of the world biodiversity is embodied. Save this picture!Courtesy of Juan RoblesRecommended ProductsWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWindowsStudcoSteel Window Reveal – EzyRevealWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensThe house is the first stage of the ISEAMI institute (Institute of sustainability, ecology, art, mind and investigation). The house is the main area of the institute, therefore, it’s design will serve as a multifunctional place in order to host activities as Investigation, meditation, training, Yoga and joy at the terrace located in the first level. At the same time, the Institute director will habit the house on the second level. This way, possible functions are maximized on the smallest possible area. Save this picture!Courtesy of Juan RoblesRoblesArq has followed their design process named: SDRA (Dynamic system Robles Arquitectos) which, during the investigation stage, evaluates 10 important elements as: Site, Climate, Energy, Water, Materials, environment, atmosphere, cost, innovation with the use of passive strategies and the implemented processes.These elements will be analyzed to develop a design plan and a management plan during the building lifecycle in order to reduce the negative impact this house could bring to the natural environment and then, to minimize the negative impact that nature could create in the building, this because our main concept is to create a very low maintenance house. Save this picture!Courtesy of Juan RoblesThe secluded project site is located at 30 km from the closest town, Puerto Jimenez, therefore, the house doesn’t have any public service supply as electricity or water, and this condition obligates the institute to invest on a 100% self-sufficient house. During the design process, decisions were takenin order to bring the water and energy supply. The existence of a water concession on the protected forest inside the property, allows the project to consider a natural potable water source for its use, then the water volume is utilized in order to produce energy with 2 low impact hydroelectric generators that generate a total of800KW/H.Furthermore, Casa Iseami becomes a solar power plant with a production capability of 10.800KW/H, this because the roof has been designed in order to have the orientation and position to maximize its production. The roof material has great structural capacities, so the access to the roof for maintenance is possible (The use of a solar hot water tank provides comfort to the users). The hybrid energy systemprovides with success enough energy to the project, the caretaker’sand maintenace housing and the existing lodge for the participants of the institute. Save this picture!Courtesy of Juan RoblesThe materials for the house were selected following the results given by an investigation process done to the existing project near the site. This way we took the results and then decide which were the best materials to use in order to create a low maintenance project. All the proposed materials were tested in order to evaluate its behavior on the difficult environment that the Osa peninsula has because of its humidity, high percentage of rain, mould, fungi and its flora and fauna.The structural and electro mechanic design has been inspired on an exo-skeleton insect, this way the creation of open spaces between walls and ceilings are eliminated, creating a benefit for the indoor air quality because we avoid the creation of mould and plagues common in the projects around. Save this picture!Courtesy of Juan RoblesWithin the chosen materials, the thermal-panels (Versawall and Versapanel by Centria) are chosen as the main material for walls and roof because of its solar reflectance index, structural and acoustic properties and ability to give the thermal comfort without using empty spaces on the walls. This material brings the opportunity to build the house, piece by piece as a Lego, a great strategy to minimize the use of transportation in order to lower the carbon footprint of the institute and the ability to build the house with fast and minimum labor on this secluded location. Because of the high structural capabilities of the material, the amount of steel structure was lowered considerably, saving the use of the natural resources needed for the anti-seismic structure. Furthermore the thermal-panel is a very light and easy to install, low maintenance and highly resistant material for humidity. Save this picture!Courtesy of Juan RoblesPassive design strategies have been successfully implemented to handle the sun exposure, relative humidity, natural illumination and ventilation inside the bioclimatic considerations of the project. Relative humidity is managed to create a healthy and comfortable space. The strategies used are, elevating the house 1 meter above the ground (water permeability in the ground will be possible), ideal orientation (Southeast-northwest)for cross ventilation and the installation of two polycarbonate skylights that provide the control of sunlight exposure in the interiors of the house, preventing UV to damage the furniture and Indoor environmental quality for its occupants. Large overhangs create shadows all day long in order to control the interior temperatures and natural illumination together with the thermal capacities and white color of the envelope. The use of recycled plastic louvers (Trex) creates a second envelope that surrounds the house in order to maximize the temperature control and rain exposure.On the other hand, the white color in the totality of Iseami has the goal to be able to visualize any insect or mould creation inside the house, frame and create a contrast with nature, maximize natural light and solar reflectance index (SRI 100). The roof design allows the occupants to have an integration with the mountains around with an “open to the sky” concept, this way, cross ventilation, daylight and views are present in every single space around the house. Save this picture!Courtesy of Juan RoblesOne important goal of Iseami house was its recyclable potential, therefore, the material selection needed to be 100% recyclable at the end of its lifecycle, therefore, recycled plastic, glass and mainly the steel (structure and panels) have been choose for the project. Plastic materials at the interior are not included to avoid the outgassing of any toxic compound found in certain plastics, sealants or aditives. Instead, the Versawall and regional materials as white mosaic floors creates a simple but well balanced interior. Save this picture!Courtesy of Juan RoblesThe construction system is based on a prefab method planned in order to get the construction time and low environmental impact on the site. The main benefit about that is the adaptation and evolution potential with the community inhabitants, which have a poor economy and will be able to imitate these solutions in different scales with very simple materials. Save this picture!DiagramThe distribution of the house looks for a new way of living where all the activities have the possibility to be developed outside, this way the integration between the interior and the exterior become succesfull and natural, creating possibilities to enjoy nature on its original state as much as the occupants desires it.Iseami House is the result of an investigation during the design process of a tropical house built on a remote and difficult site in which the main objective was to promote the benefit of the well being of the community and its occupants, all thru an emergent tropical architecture concept.Save this picture!Courtesy of Juan RoblesProject gallerySee allShow lessAD Interviews: Aaron Jobson / Quattrocchi Kwok ArchitectsArticlesSchools of Tomorrow Student Design CompetitionArticles Share 2010 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Costa Rica “COPY” Projectslast_img read more

Citizen-journalists increasingly spied on, hounded in Iran

first_img RSF_en June 22, 2017 Citizen-journalists increasingly spied on, hounded in Iran Help by sharing this information Organisation News Proposed Iranian law would ban US, British journalists and media IranMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesOnline freedoms WomenJudicial harassmentViolenceInternet Receive email alerts Iran is stepping up pressure on journalists, including foreign journalists, in run-up to election Follow the news on Iran News to go further Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 June 9, 2021 Find out more June 11, 2021 Find out more News News IranMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesOnline freedoms WomenJudicial harassmentViolenceInternet The latest victims include Assal Esmaeilzadeh, a journalist and photographer who was arrested without charge on 20 June. The Tehran prosecutor’s office for culture and media arrested her after ordering her husband, Saed Seif, who runs the Dideban e Iran news website, to report for questioning. Seif later tweeted: “My wife was arrested to put pressure on me, because they are asking me to make a statement against President Hassan Rouhani and to publish false information against ministers in his government.”RSF has learned that, on 9 April, 12-year jail sentences were imposed on three citizen-journalists who were arrested in September 2016 in connections with content they had posted on Telegram.The three – Mohammad Mohajer, Alireza Tavakoli and Mohammad Mehdi Zaman Zadeh – were convicted respectively of “insulting [Supreme Leader] Ali Khamenei and Ruhollah Khomeini, the Islamic Republic’s founder,” “insulting what is most sacred in Islam” and anti-government propaganda.Users of Telegram, which is very popular in Iran, are increasingly being targeted. Telegram creator Pavel Durov has said that “Telegram has not entered into any agreements with any government on this planet,” and has “no plans to.” But statements by Iranian officials seem to belie this claim.Information and communications technology minister Mahmoud Vaezi told parliament on 7 June: “Rather than block Telegram, which would drive users to turn to another app, we have reach an agreement with those in charge of it to block content of a sexual or anti-religious nature and content condoning violence and terrorism.”A total of 173,000 Telegram accounts have so far been blocked. Vaezi said he had “launched an intelligent filtering that has enabled the verification of 400 million logos and images.” He said his ministry did not monitor the content of posts but added that, “in the past three years, at least 7 million addresses and 121 software applications for bypassing filtering have been blocked.”The censorship and persecution, which is officially intended to protect the public from immoral content, has been extended to political and religious content and to websites dedicated to human rights and women’s rights.Abdolsamad Khoramabadi, who heads the committee in charge of identifying unauthorized websites, reported in March 2017 that “more than 18,000 volunteers monitor the Internet and report crimes committed on social networks to the prosecutor’s office.”The families of five Telegram group administrators with links to reformist circles – Seid Mojtaba Bagheri, Sobhan Jafari Tash, Javad Jamshidi, Nima Keshvari and Said Naghdi – filed a complaint on 12 June about the judicial system’s slowness in handling their case.They have been held in Tehran’s Evin prison ever since Revolutionary Guards arrested them on 16 March 2016. According to the information obtained by RSF, the five men and a fellow detainee, Ali Ahmadinia, began a hunger strike on 19 June in protest against their prolonged detention.According to RSF’s tally, at least 94 Internet users, mostly Telegram users, have been arrested since the start of 2017. In most cases, journalists and citizen-journalists arrested by the regime are charged with cyber-crimes or immoral acts.Iran is ranked 165th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the increase in Internet censorship and harassment of citizen-journalists in Iran. According to RSF’s tally, 94 Internet users, mainly users of the instant messaging service Telegram, have been arrested since the start of the year. More and more journalists are falling victim to the war between different government factions. May 10, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Congolese journalist jailed for “insulting” provincial governor

first_img Organisation February 16, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Le journaliste Dek’son Assani Kamango. Photo facebook. News Journalist arrested on provincial governor’s orders to go further Kamango, who works for Kindu-based Radio Omega and runs the Actualités Maniema news website, was arrested on 7 February and was transferred to Kindu’s main prison, where he is being held on a charge of “insulting the provincial authority.” Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica Condemning abuses ImprisonedFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment Receive email alerts Reporter jailed in DRC for allegedly defaming parliamentarian Help by sharing this information Congolese reporter wounded by gunshot while covering protest in Goma Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica Condemning abuses ImprisonedFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment “This latest arrest and prolonged detention of a journalist shows that, without firm measures by the country’s most senior political leaders, all the statements in favour of press freedom will not suffice to reduce the still very worrying number of abuses against media professionals in the DRC,” said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa deskcenter_img News February 18, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) joins Journalist in Danger (JED), its partner organization in Democratic Republic of Congo, in calling for the immediate and unconditional release of Dek’son Assani Kamango, a journalist detained in Kindu, the capital of the eastern province of Maniema, for nothing more than an article containing criticism of the governor. According to the information obtained by JED, the governor brought a complaint against Kamango over an article listing a series of criticisms by members of the provincial parliament who elected him governor. February 24, 2021 Find out more News February 11, 2020 Congolese journalist jailed for “insulting” provincial governor News In a report published on 23 January, JED described Félix Tshisekedi’s first year as president as “worrying,” with nearly 100 abuses of different kinds against journalists and media outlets, including 14 cases of journalists being arrested and held for varying periods. Like JED, RSF regrets that the new government has taken no significant political, judicial or security measures to make journalists’ work safer. Follow the news on Democratic Republic of Congo “We call for the unconditional release of this journalist, who should not be prison, and we reiterate our call for an urgent moratorium on arrests of journalists in connection with their work, pending legislative reform that abolishes prison sentences for press offences.” When RSF and JED met jointly with President Tshisekedi on the sidelines of the Paris Peace Forum on 12 November, he expressed support for the idea of a moratorium on arrests of journalists in connection with their work pending an overhaul of the 1996 press law. RSF and JED also urged him to quickly adopt a mechanism to protect journalists, of which the first step would be appointing a network of focal points in government agencies and ministries concerned with press freedom. The DRC is ranked 154th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index.last_img read more