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Africa – when potential translates to demand

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Davor Konjevod is a Regional Sales Manager for Africa at NSoft. He has extensive business experience, having worked in EU and Asia.Aluwani Mukhudwana is Sales Manager for the African region at NSoft. He has worked with current and future market leaders within the industry. Especially in high-growth markets such as Africa, understanding new technologies will be essential to scalable success and differentiation in an increasingly crowded market.This is the view of Davor Konjevod, regional sales manager at NSoft, who recently spoke with iGaming Business about the market activity in Africa.Konjevod cites figures from Doing Business 2019, which captured a record of 314 regulatory reforms between June 2, 2017, and May 1, 2018. A total of 107 reforms were in the economies of Sub-Saharan Africa – a number NSoft feels is indicative of the fast pace the region requires.“We’re traditionally very strong in Central and Eastern Europe, but the fastest growth we’re experiencing in Africa’s large market and we are fully aware of the huge potential that this region has.” Africa’s rising opportunitiesAdding to the conversation. Aluwani Mukhudwana, regional sales manager at NSoft says that sportsbook has without a doubt been a key point of interest for African players, and NSoft has worked closely with its customers the world over to ensure they meet the demand.“Even though the sportsbook is very popular, and will continue to grow, all aspects of the African industry will continue to register a growth of the mobile and online channels and NSoft is closely monitoring the market movements,’’ Davor adds.For NSoft’s self-managed pre-match application, Mukhudwana explains that using Betradar’s MTS allows small and medium customers to focus on marketing, providing more certainty in terms of profit and reducing operational costs in the meantime.“Once they get to the point they are big enough that they want to take risk management in their own hands, we provide the option to continue working with us through the self-managed application. As an alternative of printed pre-match betting offers, NSoft has developed on-screen rotating visualisations with GUI-based configuration depending on different and specific clients’ needs,” adds Mukhudwana.‘’Africa’s low internet speed coverage represents one of the main issues for betting businesses around the continent, so NSoft adjusted its products for the satellite stream solution, which is currently in the testing phase by selected clients’’, adds Konjevod.Omnichannel presence as the imperativeNSoft creates interactive games to be played in a variety of settings, from users’ phones and computers to retail terminals and betting shops. The games and apps are developed in-house and licensed to providers and retailers across the world.“Our games can be easily integrated into other platforms and we can customise our games to clients in their native language across the 30-plus countries we serve,” said Davor.Additionally, NSoft developed Seven, a platform for managing core betting business operations. Aulwani says this means that betting operators who were previously juggling a plethora of games and sportsbooks from different providers can now consolidate everything on NSoft’s platform.Explaining Seven’s power, Aluwani emphasises: ‘’Seven includes modules, applications, and APIs that serve as a foundation for stacking products and offering them to their operator clients. To simplify implementation and lower the client’s investment in new hardware needed for retail channels, NSoft has developed a pre-installed mini PC that satisfies all client requirements to run NSoft Seven products.“Nevertheless, in the internet era, web and mobile betting solutions have become very popular, demanding multiple payment methods for players, so NSoft is developing a service that aims to implement easy integration of payment methods into the Seven platform, enabling the integration of more than 200 different payment methods.’’NSoft’s research shows that players in the African market like to combine web and retail channels. To meet this demand, NSoft’s prepare a bet feature enables the players to prepare their bets on the web, generate code, and with that code, they can easily do their pay-in in retail shops. This way, bet generation becomes faster, simplifying operators’ job and accelerating in-shop operations.Additionally, NSoft’s web-hosted 7Shop is another upgrade designed upon Africa’s market needs. Due to the very low hardware and software resources in African shops, NSoft has developed this web-based cashier application that requires only a web browser solution to run. Innovation in developing marketsImproving the existing features and adding new developments in order to satisfy the market needs is imperative, especially in developing markets, and Nsoft has a company-wide aspiration to tackle the new and challenging. This is how the idea of their new product, Vision. was born.The idea behind Vision is to use CCTV systems for more than just surveillance, not only keeping the premises safe, but by doing so understanding customer behavior at any given moment. Ultimately, that’s just one small bit of a complete smart package.Aluwani explains: “Simply put, Vision is an AI video management software created with the user experience as a top priority providing support for easy-to-use tools for feature management, analysis, and utilisation of video data and image data.’’Features such as facial recognition, as well as age and gender prediction, enable software users to identify their customers in relation to their business.Technologies such as this will continue to shape operators’ approaches to developing markets such as Africa, providing security and stability as new opportunities arise. High-growth markets such as Africa require rapid scalability and differentiation, says NSoft Email Address Tech & innovationcenter_img Topics: Tech & innovation 27th September 2019 | By Josephine Watson Africa – when potential translates to demand Regions: Africalast_img read more

The Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited (COOP.ke) Q12014 Interim Report

first_imgThe Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited (COOP.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about The Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited (COOP.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the The Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited (COOP.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: The Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited (COOP.ke)  2014 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileThe Co-Operative Bank of Kenya Limited is a financial services institution offering banking products and services for the retail banking and wholesale banking sectors in Kenya. Its full-service offering ranges from transactional banking products to access accounts, LPO financing, invoice discounting services, term loans, asset finance and letters of credit. The company also provides medical, motor, general, life, agriculture and micro-business insurance as well as treasury products, fixed income and money market products and money transfer services. The Co-Operative Bank of Kenya was founded in 1965 and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. The company is a subsidiary of Co-op Holdings Co-operative Society Limited. The Co-Operative Bank of Kenya Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Villa Saitan / EASTERN Design Office

first_img Japan Projects Apartments Save this picture!© Koichi Torimura+ 25 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/48121/villa-saitan-eastern-design-office Clipboard Villa Saitan / EASTERN Design OfficeSave this projectSaveVilla Saitan / EASTERN Design Office Year:  CopyAbout this officeEASTERN Design OfficeOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsKyoto-shiResidentialHousingJapanPublished on February 02, 2010Cite: “Villa Saitan / EASTERN Design Office” 02 Feb 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Talis SVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Solid ColorPartitionsSkyfoldRetractable Walls – Stepped & Sloped SpacesDining tablesZeitraumWood Table – TautBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USARoll Towel Dispenser – Electronic TouchlessWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesAluminium CompositesSculptformClick-on Battens in Victoria GardensMetal PanelsLongboard®Metal Ceilings – DauntlessWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsPerforated Facade PanelFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Rainscreen Cladding Panels for Lightweight Facades in Apartment BlockBricksAcme BrickModular Size BrickMore 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! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Area:  557 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily Villa Saitan / EASTERN Design Office CopyApartments•Kyoto-shi, Japan Architects: EASTERN Design Office Area Area of this architecture project 2006 “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/48121/villa-saitan-eastern-design-office Clipboard “COPY” Photographs Photographs:  Koichi TorimuraText description provided by the architects. The site is in Nishioji-hachijo, Kyoto. From the main street we enter into a covert place along an alley of 4 meters in width. Save this picture!ground floor planRecommended ProductsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsThis construction is a collective housing consisting of 11 units. The impersonality of segmental housing complex is completely concealed in this architecture. Instead it is built to be seen as one big house. Save this picture!© Koichi TorimuraThe architecture is covered with a wall in which holes are cut. The shape of the holes resembles a trunk, leaves, a root and bulbs. It also can be seen as clouds floating over the trees. Save this picture!wall axoConcrete shape which is based on nature turns into a hollow cave, light, and sunbeams filtered through trees. Save this picture!© Koichi TorimuraThe idea of windows like sunbeams filtered through trees has developed with the following methods: lined up balconies of average collective housing are completely hidden here ・ there is no balcony for each room ・ the ceiling height of one room is raised ・ dwelling units are elevated one meter from the ground ・ floor level of entrance and apartments is different・ center of the wall surface is curved ・ the center of the façade of the architecture is sculptured ・ a curved winding slit is made on the curved wall surface ・ the shape of the holes matches with the winding slit ・ the result is one shape of a plant growing roots undulating from it. Save this picture!© Koichi TorimuraSince curved holes are made on a carved wall surface, it is physically inevitable that the section of holes is also twisted. This distortion resembles the shape of plants and the organic and free style of nature. Save this picture!wall detail 01The entrance to the house is from the root carved into the center of the front wall. An inner pathway peculiar to Kyoto can be found there. An inner pathway is a narrow corridor which runs from street to street and from lot to lot. Save this picture!© Koichi TorimuraIn this project the inner path is connected to the garden of the town house of the client. He manages this collective housing by himself. It is his daily routine to do sweeping, arranging flowers at the entrance, and watering the path. Thus he enjoys his post-retirement years. Save this picture!wall detail 02This land was once the site of NIshihachijo-palace, which was the residence of a hero of the Japanese classical tragedy, “Tale of Heike.” It was a stage of rise and fall of a clan in the 12th century. Such an old and sad memory is cherished and still told among the people of this neighborhood. Save this picture!© Koichi TorimuraThe collective housing that is built on such a historical place should not be seen as an average apartment house. Such notion occurred to us, which might have led us to the idea of an “immortal tree.” Save this picture!© Koichi TorimuraWe, therefore, designed a building which does not take vaguely a shape of a tree, but rather an intense and massive form with a tint of movement. Save this picture!© Koichi TorimuraThe lot size is 16m×19m. This architecture gives an answer how to build a low collective housing in a quiet but dense place. Save this picture!© Koichi TorimuraWhat does the name Saitan mean? Tan is the color of the shrine gates, vermilion. It is also the color of pale red granite stone. Vermilion will not be weathered. It is said that vermillion is a sacred color and it used to be applied on serving dishes and bow and arrow to make them holy ones. Sai means variety of beautiful colors that make something more attractive.Save this picture!© Koichi TorimuraProject gallerySee allShow lessAIA 2010 Honor AwardsArticlesLos Angeles NFL Stadium / Aedas SportArticlesProject locationAddress:Kyoto, JapanLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Sharelast_img read more

Townhouse in Horgen / Moos Giuliani Herrmann Architekten

first_imgArchDaily “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/223214/townhouse-in-horgen-moos-giuliani-herrmann-architekten Clipboard Photographs:   Beat BühlerText description provided by the architects. Stunning views of the lake Zurich are characteristic for the four-story one family house situated in the small town of Horgen near Zurich. Restrictive building regulations and the small property require a special adaption of the external shape.Save this picture!©  Beat BühlerThe precisely planned facade has been created out of white concrete. A split-level construction enables multifaceted views inside the internal sculptural space. Varying ceiling heights allow the inhabitant a diversity of options. The accurate and careful choice of materials creates a natural comfort. The warm oak wood and the exclusive linen wallpaper harmonize with the gray cement concrete ceilings and polished concrete floors. the inside window frames are made of white oiled oak. the outer aluminum window frames were processed with a unique anodizing. all sink and wall coverings in the shower and the bathroom were covered with genuine travertine. Save this picture!©  Beat BühlerThe comprehensive program space (studio, two bedrooms, master bedroom, dressing room, dining room, kitchen, living room with fireplace, roof terrace, showers, bathroom, double garage with driveway, patio and air-conditioned wine cellar) allows a comfortable living. Save this picture!©  Beat BühlerAll technical installations (electrical wiring, ventilation pipes, floor heating, water and sewage pipes) are inserted into the concrete ceiling. In all bathrooms there is a laundry chute that transported the dirty laundry to the washing machine directly.According to the latest ecological and economic studies the building is Minergie ®-certified and extremely energy-efficient. Geothermal energy affords a heating function in winter as well as a cooling one in summer. The 260 m2 living space generates a large volume of building 1,200 m3. The building was completed in august 2011.Save this picture!©  Beat BühlerProject gallerySee allShow lessNew Våler Church Proposal / We Are YouArticles’LEGO® Architecture: Towering Ambition’ ExhibitionArticles Share Save this picture!©  Beat Bühler+ 25 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/223214/townhouse-in-horgen-moos-giuliani-herrmann-architekten Clipboard Townhouse in Horgen / Moos Giuliani Herrmann Architekten Projects “COPY”center_img Area:  260 m² Photographs Architects: Moos Giuliani Herrmann Architekten Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Horgen, Switzerland Townhouse in Horgen / Moos Giuliani Herrmann ArchitektenSave this projectSaveTownhouse in Horgen / Moos Giuliani Herrmann Architekten Switzerland Houses CopyAbout this officeMoos Giuliani Herrmann ArchitektenOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesResidentialHousesHorgenSwitzerlandPublished on April 06, 2012Cite: “Townhouse in Horgen / Moos Giuliani Herrmann Architekten” 06 Apr 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardBedsFlorenseBed – UpholsteredSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Qd-ClassMetal PanelsTrimoMetal Panel Finishes – ArtMeSkylightsLAMILUXRooflight F100 CircularWire MeshGKD Metal FabricsMetal Fabric in TransportationSystems / Prefabricated PanelsInvestwoodCement-Bonded Particle Board – Viroc NatureMetal PanelsRHEINZINKSeam Systems – Flatlock TilesSofasMenuDining Bench – EaveTablesArtisanCoffee Table – BloopMore 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! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Some older people concerned about fundraising tactics, says NI report

first_imgSome older people concerned about fundraising tactics, says NI report Howard Lake | 28 October 2016 | News 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. Advertisement Tagged with: Individual giving Northern Ireland Research / statistics  78 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2  77 total views,  1 views today A new report, ‘The Unsettling Truth,’ published by the Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland (COPNI) has revealed that 4% of respondents, the equivalent of 14,320 older people, had encountered problems in relation to their contributions to charity.The survey of 1,000 people looked at the issue of financial abuse of older people. This included theft, withholding pension or benefits, and exerting pressure around wills, property or inheritance.Two per cent said they were victims of a scam involving giving money to a bogus charity and 2% believed they may have been a victim of this kind of scam. 3% disclosed that they were persuaded to contribute beyond their means to churches or charities and a further 1% suspect that this had occurred.Chief Charity Commissioner for Northern Ireland (CCNI), Tom McGrath, said the COPNI report was a sharp reminder to everyone of the need to undertake some simple checks when giving to charity.Mr McGrath said:“While incidents of fraudulent fundraising may be rare, they do occur, and they can have a devastating impact on people who believe they are giving to a good cause, only to find they have been scammed. They also have a damaging impact on public trust and confidence in the charity sector as a whole”.Mr McGrath said it was important that everyone understands the basic checks they can take to ensure they are giving to a bona fide charity and what they can do if they believe they are contributing beyond their means.Amongst the top ten giving tips provided by CCNI was to check if the charity was registered, try not to feel pressure to give a higher amount than you want, don’t give in to persistent requests for funding and to ask how the donation will be spent.The report, Financial Abuse of Older People in Northern Ireland: The Unsettling Truth, can be downloaded in PDF from COPNI.last_img read more

Nadja Tesich

first_imgNadja TesichPolitical activist, author, poet and filmmaker Nadja Tesich was born in Užice, Serbia, Yugoslavia, in 1939 and died Feb. 20 in New York City. She lived her life outspoken and full of righteous rage at the enormous destruction of U.S. wars and the glaring injustice and inequality that surrounded her. She felt collective pain personally, even physically, and identified with defenseless people targeted on the other side of the world or someone passing her on a busy street.Nadja came to all events wearing always a splash of red — whether a red beret, red scarf or red jacket, or bearing red carnations. She loved Cuba and often said it was the only place she felt she could breathe.At a memorial for Nadja on May 29, her family, friends and political comrades expressed the rainbow of ways she touched them. We remember her for her political activism, starting from defending the National Liberation Front of Vietnam in the 1960s.From the beginning days of the International Action Center, Nadja was part of IAC life. She had fought against U.S. wars in Vietnam, coups in Congo, Chile and Greece; she was active in the mass demonstrations against the Iraq War in 1991 and again in 2003.Nadja was even more intense in our common work attempting to defend her homeland, Yugoslavia, from an unrelenting assault by the imperialist governments of Western Europe and the United States. Tragically for most of the peoples of the Balkans, these years ended with the imposed disintegration of a once-sovereign socialist country into a half-dozen mini-states, now neocolonies of the NATO powers. At meetings, teach-ins and major rallies on Yugoslavia, Nadja was a driving force and a tortured soul of everything we did.Tesich, whose family emigrated from Yugoslavia to the U.S. when she was a young teenager, has had four novels published: “Shadow Partisan” in 1996, “Native Land” in 1998, “To Die in Chicago” in 2010 and “Far from Vietnam” in 2012.It is particularly striking to read “Shadow Partisan” and “To Die in Chicago” one after the other. The novels contrast on a close and personal level a hopeful coming-of-age in newly socialist Yugoslavia in the late 1940s with a cleareyed immigrant’s view of U.S. racism and a consumer-driven society without a future in the 1950s.While studying in Paris in the 1960s, she worked in film as an actor and assistant to Eric Rohmer for the documentary, “Nadja in Paris.” She taught film at Brooklyn College in New York.We should end with Nadja speaking in her own words, from her chapter in one of the IAC’s books, “NATO in the Balkans”:“I was born in Serbia and have returned there every year, and I have also lived in France and in New York City most of my adult life. And most of my adult life, as a participant and as observer, I have opposed U.S. aggressions, murders, embargoes, wars. Some hidden, others less so.Everything the U.S. does elsewhere — chaos and destabilization — it does equally at home. … It’s an amoral, mechanical monster whose heart is the beat of Wall Street. Up and down it goes. More and more it needs and it’s never enough. … Still it can be resisted. I remain optimistic. Machines break, after all.”She often signed her messages “For our struggles now and for tomorrows that will sing!”Nadja is survived by her son, Stefan; her sister-in-law, Rebecca; her grandchildren, Cole and Kaia;, her niece, Amy; and her many comrades in the struggle for peace, justice and socialism.Nadja Tesich ¡Presente!This article was adapted from IAC co-director Sara Flounder’s presentation at the memorial on May 29.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Help for blogger who lost job and home for criticising chemical company

first_img Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution July 29, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Help for blogger who lost job and home for criticising chemical company News February 6, 2021 Find out more to go further Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff Help for blogger who lost job and home for criticising chemical companyReporters Without Borders is helping Tamer Mabrouk, a blogger based in the Egyptian city of Port Said who was fined more than 6,000 euros in May for allegedly defaming an Egyptian company, Trust Chemical Industries, by posting entries in his blog (http://elhakika.blogspot.com) about its dumping of untreated waste water. “I wanted to create a blog, above all to denounce corruption in Egypt,” Mabrouk said. “It was an attack on President Mubarak in Port Said that made me start the blog, because there was big difference between the official story and what actually happened (…) I then denounced the abuses by Trust Chemical Industries and the problems quickly started. The police arrested the owner of the company that sold me the website. The site is nowadays under surveillance by the police, who can block it and ban it whenever they like”“Then I was threatened with eviction from the apartment I was renting. My wife and I were forced to move because we were put under a lot of pressure. As I had been fired by Trust Chemical Industries, I could no longer pay my rent.”The funds provided by Reporters Without Borders have helped Mabrouk and his family to cope for a few months with the problems caused by his blog posts and his refusal to be intimidated. As well as losing his job with Trust Chemical Industries, he was ordered to pay a fine that is 100 times the average monthly wage. And now he is finding it hard to get a new job because of his reputation for being outspoken.“None of this changes my desire to continue blogging, despite the threats I get,” Mabrouk said. “It is not a personal matter, it is a fight for freedom of expression. It is also a way for me to defend my country against completely unscrupulous companies.” News Organisation EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Egypt February 1, 2021 Find out more News EgyptMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison News Video in Arabic and French : January 22, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Reformist daily closed over “I am Charlie” front page

first_img March 18, 2021 Find out more A closure order issued by the Tehran public prosecutor on 17 January was confirmed today by the Committee for Press Authorization and Surveillance (an offshoot of the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance), which said it was withdrawing the newspaper’s permit for “insulting Islam.”Mardom Emroz had published only 19 issues. As soon as its launch was announced, conservative media, especially those that support the Revolutionary Guards, began pressing for its closure.They included the ultra-conservative daily Kayhan, Supreme Leader Ali Khameini’s mouthpiece, which also called for the arrest of its journalists, including editor Mohammed Ghoochani.According to Ghoochani, he and his staff decided on the “I am Charlie” front-page before Charlie-Hebdo came out with its latest issue with a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed on the front cover.“This is not the first time that the conservative media, and especially the extremist Kayhan, have ordered a newspaper’s closure and that the judicial authorities and Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance have then carried out the order,” said Reza Moini, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Iran-Afghanistan desk.“The strategy of these hate media compounds the arbitrary behaviour of government officials, who already have many repressive judicial mechanisms at their disposal for silencing independently-minded media.”One of the world’s most repressive countries as regards freedom of information, Iran is ranked 173rd out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. June 9, 2021 Find out more Organisation Help by sharing this information News IranMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en IranMiddle East – North Africa Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Follow the news on Iran Reporters Without Borders condemns the closure of Mardom Emroz, a new reformist daily newspaper, for publishing a front-page photo of US actor George Clooney beneath a headline that quoted him as saying “I am Charlie.” News After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists to go further News Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists January 19, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reformist daily closed over “I am Charlie” front page News Receive email alerts February 25, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Indulge in Love this Valentine’s Day

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe Enjoy elegant prix-fixe dinners with optional wine pairings at The Terrace and The Royce Wood-Fired Steakhouse, experience Pink Chocolate Afternoon Tea in our Lobby Lounge or sip our signature Valentine’s cocktail at The Tap Room while enjoying the smooth sounds of live jazz.Indulge in a Valentine’s Pink Chocolate Afternoon Tea with Wedgwood, including a selection of savory sandwiches, scones with Devonshire cream, fruit tarts, mousse torts and crème brûlées. A grand pink chocolate fountain is the heart of the tea, with surrounding chocolate sculptural art. Beverage choices include champagne, and of course a variety of the finest Wedgwood teas.Or alternatively, indulge in a special spa package – select a treatment from the Chuan Spa Valentine’s Day menu and enjoy enhancements like their Tri-Bathing Ritual, Valentine’s Lounge featuring chocolate-covered strawberries, champagne and tea, and a Chuan Spa Element gift.The Langham is located at 1401 S Oak Knoll Ave, Pasadena. Visit www.langhamhotels.com/en/the-langham/pasadena/ for more information. Community News Indulge in Love this Valentine’s Day From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 | 11:33 am Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News Make a comment More Cool Stuff Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News Community News Community News 11 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Whether it’s with a special someone, a friend or just yourself, enjoy some extra love this Valentine’s Day with a romantic getaway, elegant dinner, Afternoon Tea or an indulgent spa treatment at The Langham Huntington in Pasadena.Their Grand Romance package features deluxe overnight accommodations, evening rose petal turndown, breakfast in bed and valet parking. Enjoy a romantic overnight stay and a luxurious breakfast in bed with your special someone. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Herbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop 9 Predicted Haircut Trends Of 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCreative Ways To Burn Calories That Require Little EffortHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Data breach investigation

first_imgLinkedin Email Advertisement Facebook Print Twittercenter_img WhatsApp The Data Protection Commissioner is conducting an ongoing investigation into an incident in which sensitive data relating to hundreds of students at the University of Limerick was mistakenly sent to one student.Personal information relating to 363 residents of Kilmurry Village including their bank details and PPS numbers were incorrectly sent.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up On the February 10 the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner was notified of the breach.UL says the breach was a result of human error and the student who received the email has confirmed it’s been deleted. All of the people affected were contacted.The Office of the Data Protection Commissioner says their investigation is ongoing and UL is reviewing its procedures to ensure compliance with its data protection obligations.It’s the second data breach in UL is three months.Last November seven students had their personal information and grant applications for the Student Assistance Fund posted on UL’s website in error. NewsBreaking newsData breach investigationBy Bernie English – March 4, 2015 837 Previous articleAlmost 300 School Children Attend HRI’s ‘Go Racing Kids Club’ Education Day at Limerick RacecourseNext articleLIT’s Fitzgibbon Cup breakthrough year recalled as team of 2005 gather for 10the anniversary Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news.last_img read more