Record betting figures boost US gaming performance in August

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 7th October 2020 | By Aaron Noy Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: US Topics: Finance Sports betting Read the full story on iGB North America. The overall figures were boosted by big rises in sports betting and online gaming. The $119.4m monthly revenue figure represented a 90.2% year-on-year improvement, as the National Basketball Association (NBA) resumed, Major League Baseball (MLB) continued and punters looked ahead to the National Football League (NFL) season. Online gaming, meanwhile, grew 224.2% to $145.3m. The month’s record-setting handle of $2.1bn represented a 174.8% year-on-year rise, with New Jersey the leader on $668.0m, a 127.5% rise from August 2019, and the largest monthly handle ever recorded in any state.center_img Record betting figures boost US gaming performance in August Email Address Finance The US gambling industry saw a fourth consecutive month of sequential growth in August as the return of sport generated record betting handle. Figures compiled by the American Gaming Association (AGA) show that a crowded sports calendar led players to wager $2.1bn in August, the largest monthly handle in US sports betting history. Operators generated $119.4m in revenue from August’s record stakes, the second highest grossing month on record. Four more states also saw handle surpass $100m in August. Nevada stakes reached $474.5m, while amounts wagered in Pennsylvania came to $365.0m. Indiana’s handle grew to $169.0m, and Colorado, which only launched legal wagering in May, brought in $128.6m.last_img read more

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ICON Properties Plc (ICON.mw) HY2020 Interim Report

first_imgICON Properties Plc (ICON.mw) listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the half year.For more information about ICON Properties Plc (ICON.mw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ICON Properties Plc (ICON.mw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ICON Properties Plc (ICON.mw)  2020 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileICON was incorporated in Malawi on 4 June 2018 under the Companies Act 2013, with registration number TMRBS1010880 as a private company limited. ICON is a property investment company incorporated as part of a restructuring exercise by shareholders. ICON Properties Plc (ICON.mw) is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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The FTSE 100 soars on vaccine news! These are the cheap recovery stocks I’d consider buying

first_img 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images The FTSE 100 soared rapidly on Monday, seeing its largest one-day gain since March. The exciting gains came after the pharmaceutical giant Pfizer announced news of a coronavirus vaccine. The vaccine being developed by the firm and BioNTech could be 90% effective in preventing people from getting the virus.The partnership is one of 12 globally that is in the final stage of testing but is the first to announce any results. In what could be a game-changer for FTSE 100 and worldwide stocks, the US and German companies said they could supply 50m doses this year and 1.3bn doses in 2021.5G 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…FTSE 100 soars higherThe FTSE 100 index was driven higher by beaten-down sectors including airlines. Shares in the engineering giant Rolls-Royce gained over 43%, and British Airways owner IAG closed the day 25% higher. These look like phenomenal one-day gains, but it’s important to remember that these stocks are down around 60%-70% this year, and are still well down, even after today’s significant gains.The vaccine news could provide a turning point for these cheap UK stocks though. There is now some reason to be optimistic about a potential economic recovery next year. A successful vaccine could allow life to return to normal and I reckon the UK public is itching to go on holiday. Demand should be strong once the pandemic recedes.Yet it might be prudent to be only cautiously optimistic about this latest vaccine news. Yes, it provides some hope for the future, but uncertainties remain. There’s still a long road to confirming, producing, and supplying any vaccine. It takes time.Nonetheless, it could be the start of a recovery in beaten-down FTSE 100 shares. I expect volatility to remain as the market continues to digest vaccine, Covid-19, and US election news. But any short-term downside in share prices could be a good opportunity to invest in cheap UK stocks in anticipation of a strong recovery in 2021.Cheap recovery stocks I’d considerIn addition to airlines, I believe the FTSE 100 stocks that stand to gain in an upcoming recovery include hospitality giants such as Whitbread and Compass Group. As economic activity returns to pre-covid levels, I reckon hotels and restaurants should benefit considerably.Shares in FTSE 100 real-estate investment trusts such as British Land and Land Securities Group could benefit from expectations of UK workers returning to offices, shops, and restaurants. In 2020, these property giants suffered as people were told to work from home and shoppers switched further to shopping online.Shares in the FTSE 100-listed banks could benefit from a recovery too. Names such as Lloyds Banking Group, Natwest Group, and HSBC are amongst the worst-performing FTSE 100 stocks so far this year. With share price losses of between 35% and 50% year-to-date, there’s significant room for recovery.I reckon I could make significant returns by buying these cheap UK stocks before a recovery takes hold. Harshil Patel | Tuesday, 10th November, 2020 Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. The FTSE 100 soars on vaccine news! These are the cheap recovery stocks I’d consider buyingcenter_img See all posts by Harshil Patel I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address Harshil Patel has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended British Land Co, Compass Group, HSBC Holdings, Landsec, and Lloyds Banking Group. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!last_img read more

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Social media updates from Episcopalians at March for Our Lives…

first_img New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME March 26, 2018 at 1:14 pm The organic (naturally occurring) movement of sorrow and outrage over yet another mass murder by guns flowed from teachers, parents, students, and whole communities. This movement was promptly co-opted by the same shadow organizing groups that fund professionally organized marches for nearly any cause so long as it targets government as the blame. Money, media, and celebrity were quickly introduced into the mix. The original concerns of the organic movement were transformed into nearly a 100% protest about the NRA, weapons in general, and selected politicians in particular. That’s what happens when a natural movement gets absorbed by the money and priorities of organizations who stand ready with canned speeches to hand to 11 year olds, truckloads of professionally printed signs, and media-ready teens. Better gun control and safety? Needed for sure. But, look back carefully. In nearly every mass shooting (particularly Sandy Hook), a dysfunctional home was the nest for twisted emotions and actions to begin. It’s easy to pick out the NRA, a few politicians, and a hunk of metal with a trigger. But, don’t forget that homes and families with terrible nurture launched the killers on their way. Don’t forget that the Parkland shooter was already known to school officials and police who didn’t intervene effectively. In many of the mass shootings there have been families and officials “in the know” and poised to intervene — and didn’t. Gun reform? Yep. But, now is the time that the Church can step in with more than vestments and banners and signs dragged off to march after march after march demanding that someone “fix” something. The incubator of the violence in the last many years was in the home. Gassing up for another march is easy. Being a needed light and help in the community and in its homes is harder work. The ways to nurture the homes of the community – ALL of them – are there for a Church that wants to work and not just be heard. 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 March 28, 2018 at 3:27 pm The fact that Doug Desper’s extremely sensible commentaries have evidently had no response at all suggests how unwilling present-day Episcopalians have become to entertain any ideas that deviate from what the almost entirely left-wing Episcopal hierarchy dictates. That is very sad indeed and suggests that the future will have trouble holding our society together even if a few people still go to church on Sundays. Featured Jobs & Calls Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Joe Prasad says: Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Posted Mar 23, 2018 Faith & Politics, Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Doug Desper says: Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Social media updates from Episcopalians at March for Our Lives events Rector Hopkinsville, KY Gun Violence March 2018, AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Bishops United Against Gun Violence, Rector Pittsburgh, PA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Youth Minister Lorton, VA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Belleville, IL Rector Tampa, FL Press Release Service Curate Diocese of Nebraska In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 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 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Comments (4) Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA [Episcopal News Service] Episcopalians and Episcopal leaders from across the U.S. were in Washington, D.C., to participate in March for Our Lives on March 24, while others attended corresponding local rallies.The youth-driven movement behind March for Our Lives was sparked by outrage over a high school shooting Feb. 14 that left 17 students and adults dead in Parkland, Florida.Episcopalians attending the Washington march or marches in other cities were encouraged to use the hashtag #MarchEpiscopal when posting to social media from the events. You can review their updates on the feed below.No Posts!Load Morecenter_img Rector Martinsville, VA Tony Oberdorfer says: Doug Desper says: Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC March 26, 2018 at 2:17 pm As a P.S. I was asked “what do you mean by nurture”? C.S. Lewis explained it succinctly when he wrote that: “The homemaker has the ultimate career. All other careers exist for one purpose only — and that is to support the ultimate career.”There may be some who champ at the bit with resentment about that idea, but it has never been proven to be more needed than now. We have seen our national culture strain at self-acceptance and self-actualization to the point that home is often considered to be a place to exist until something more important happens. When the Church values home as an institution, promotes homemaking as a vocation, and is seen assisting with home needs then wouldn’t the nurture be different and more positive? Just a few practical suggestions of how the Church can value homemaking and create a godly influence: free childcare for Mom and Dads nights out, free teen internet cafes that promote a welcome and value to each person, home visits to talk with parents, organizing teens to be caregivers to their community’s elderly, offering free 1st Aid/CPR classes, organizing/hosting gun safety classes in neighborhoods instead of being seen as abominating all ownership, and much more. Training activists and raising awareness about public policy has a limited place when the home is the primary nest for dysfunction or for nurture. Promoting and supporting homemaking is the real mission ground. Rector Albany, NY Submit a Job Listing Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL 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 Smithfield, NC Rector Shreveport, LA April 3, 2018 at 2:10 pm In comments, when “left-wing” words are used to describe activities of church then it is difficult to agree on agenda that might benefit majority rather than a select group of people. I don’t think that the Episcopal Church is following a leftist agenda. I personally know parents who are participating in such marches. They are capitalists; they are concerned about their children and grandchildren.Why is it that priests such as Archbishop Romero or others who express a genuine concern for poor and needy people are accused of being leftists? After all, it was Jesus who asked to feed the hungry and clothe the naked. What is leftist about this statement? Church played a role in bringing down the Communist governments.Those shadow organizations that co-opt marches with their own agenda have to be identified and addressed in some way.Perhaps many organizations including church are trying to figure out how to deal with governments, financial institutions, corporations that say one thing in public but then have a secret agenda of their own. Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Submit an Event Listing Comments are closed. Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Gun Violence, Tags Submit a Press Release 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 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Bath, NC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Advocacy Peace & Justice, Social Media Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Collierville, TN The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Events Rector Washington, DC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI last_img read more

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James O’Connor injured then flattened by Rene Ranger

first_imgSunday May 12, 2013 James O’Connor injured then flattened by Rene Ranger Melbourne Rebels star James O’Connor was injured early on in the 36-32 loss to the Blues at Eden Park. It happened under a pile of bodies at a ruck, and while he tried to stay on the field, rampaging Rene Ranger picked him out, flattening the 22-year-old. The Rebels conceded five tries in the first half before coming back to score three of their own in the second, earning two losing bonus points as a result. The injury toll was significant though as they lost key man O’Connor midway through the first half.O’Connor carried a high ball into a ruck and appeared to have his sternum crushed under the weight. He courageously tried to play on, but clearly was in pain and avoided the ball, and contact, over the next few minutes when possible. As you’ll see though, he wasn’t able to avoid hard running Rene Ranger as he broke through a gap and lined up young Wallaby O’Connor, who fronted up to the tackle but got sent flying backwards.It was brutal to watch, as it happened just four minutes after the initial injury.O’Connor immediately left the field and was sent to hospital, where scans revealed that there was no fracture but he will be likely to miss a few weeks with a collarbone injury, damaging his left sternoclavicular joint.After the game he tweeted: “Painful stuff! popped my sternum out on that kick receipt then didn’t help when I got back up & had ranger with a 40m run up coming at me..”The good news for Wallaby fans in that it will be a temporary break, and providing he stays out of the path of big forwards and people like Ranger, he should be fit for the Lions tour next month.His replacement, Angus Robers, dislocated his shoulder eight minutes later.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Modelia Days Nakanobu / Ryuichi Sasaki / Sasaki Architecture …

first_imgArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/789585/modelia-days-nakanobu-ryuichi-sasaki-sasaki-architecture-plus-rieko-okumura-atelier-o Clipboard “COPY” Year:  Modelia Days Nakanobu / Ryuichi Sasaki / Sasaki Architecture + Rieko Okumura/Atelier O Modelia Days Nakanobu / Ryuichi Sasaki / Sasaki Architecture + Rieko Okumura/Atelier OSave this projectSaveModelia Days Nakanobu / Ryuichi Sasaki / Sasaki Architecture + Rieko Okumura/Atelier O Save this picture!© Takumi Ota+ 15 Share Architects: Rieko Okumura/Atelier O, Ryuichi Sasaki / Sasaki Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Photographs:   Takumi Ota, Bauhaus Neo CopyApartments•Shinagawa-ku, Japan Area:  331 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Light Design:Lighting Sou, Natsuha KameokaBuilding Management:Alpha Management & Partners Co.LtdClient:Shuko Kensetsu Co.Ltd.Design Team:Ryuichi Sasaki, Rieko Okumura, Gen Sakaguchi, Michal RogozinskiProducer:Modelia Co.Ltd.City:Shinagawa-kuCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Bauhaus NeoRecommended ProductsMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsText description provided by the architects. The building sits in a neighbourhood shopping lane in Nakanobu, just south to the central district of Tokyo. The town is a mixture of old and new. A grandma’s confectionary and a jazz festival, pensioners among young couples, all share the same streets happily together. The site locates itself in the vicinity of a newsstand, a bathhouse and alike. In order to fit in to this yet humble liveliness of the town, the building’s scale is restrained to those of the neighbouring buildings, 4 stories with only 12 units.Save this picture!Plan / ElevationThe skewed arrangement of the openings on the façade, concentrated at the bottom and spread gradually up, is to give a floating feel and to reduce massive weightiness of the concrete. A pathway secures an appropriate distance from merely 6m-wide busy lane on the front, giving privacy to the secluded entrance. Save this picture!© Bauhaus NeoInterior is composed solely of exposed concrete and plain white walls in simplest possible details. Planning as well as design aims thorough simplicity: a set of modest independent walls replaces a closet; one tap serves cooking and handwashing. These propose minimal form of a collective dwelling, life unreliant on products, richness of not having. Minimalism here is in direct connection with the way of living.Save this picture!© Takumi OtaThe few elements left, on the other hand, are designed to stimulate new ideas for habitation. The storage walls, without limitation in usage, can be a perfect fit for a cosy den. The large concrete kitchen counter, a desk. Simplicity when resolute, gives out a new flexibility.Every single opening is square-shaped. Square is the purest, most primitive form of an opening when thinking outside modernist-style conventions such as verticality or horizontality. Every space inside and outside is rhythmically connected to each other through or across these square, pure openings.  Save this picture!© Takumi OtaWindows in particular are planned to mediate or control interpenetration between and . A colourful vigour of the shopping lane, trimmed with square openings and arranged on the interior wall, turns into a muffled, controlled scene. Shaped view of the city becomes the only ornamental element inside. Galvanized steel window frames cast varying shadows to add a non-uniform expression on the facade, emerging as distinctive icons in the cityscape. These reflect outside activity back into the room, again adding variety to the view to the city.Save this picture!© Takumi OtaProject gallerySee allShow less2016 International Chapter Architecture Award Winners Announced in AustraliaArchitecture NewsLosing Myself: Inside the Irish Pavilion at the 2016 Venice BiennaleArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:6 Chome-23-16 Togoshi, Shinagawa-ku, Tōkyō-to 142-0041, JapanLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Sharecenter_img Japan “COPY” Magome Construction Company Projects Contractor: Photographs Apartments CopyAbout this officeRyuichi Sasaki / Sasaki ArchitectureOfficeFollowRieko Okumura/Atelier OOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsShinagawa-kuJapanPublished on June 17, 2016Cite: “Modelia Days Nakanobu / Ryuichi Sasaki / Sasaki Architecture + Rieko Okumura/Atelier O” 17 Jun 2016. ArchDaily. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream 2016 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/789585/modelia-days-nakanobu-ryuichi-sasaki-sasaki-architecture-plus-rieko-okumura-atelier-o Clipboardlast_img read more

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Animal rescue centre launches online kids club with pre-pay Web card

first_imgThe first e-mail promotion had brought in four paying members overnight. Animal rescue centre launches online kids club with pre-pay Web card  12 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 19 September 2002 | News Farplace Animal Rescue has launched its Kids Club and Action Network in association with Splash Plastic the prepay card for safe Internet spending for kids and young adults. The launch is being promoted by e-mail to all holders of a Splash Plastic card as well as with more traditional media and promotional work.Gareth Edwards, Chief Executive at Farplace said: “We are delighted with our partnership with Splash Plastic and look forward to a long and profitable relationship. Our two clubs, the Kids Club for 0-12 year olds and our Action Network for 13-17 year olds, we hope will educate children and young people in good animal care and in the issues around animal welfare.” Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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General Mills Shareholders Reject No GMO Proposal

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News General Mills Shareholders Reject No GMO Proposal Facebook Twitter General Mills Shareholders Reject No GMO Proposal By Andy Eubank – Sep 23, 2014 General Mills shareholders have shot down a proposal that would have forced the company to remove genetically modified organisms from its products. During the company’s annual shareholders meeting Tuesday, A tally of the preliminary vote at the meeting showed more than 97 percent of General Mills shareholders voted against the proposal. The National Center for Public Policy Research had urged shareholders to reject the resolution. The Centers Justin Danhof stated after the vote it “shows that fact-based scientific consensus can trump emotional appeals that are not tethered to science or reason.” The proposal submitted by a descendant of one of the General Mills founders, Harriet Crosby, hadclaimed that “we are killing ourselves” with GMOs. General Mills CEO Ken Powell said the company stands by the overwhelming research and studies that show GMOs are safe, and also touted the environmental and humanitarian benefits which they hold. He also said that he would support a consistent federal labeling notation for non-GMO foods, so consumers who want those specific items can easily identify them.The resolution called for the company to “adopt a policy of removing genetically engineered crops, organisms, or ingredients from products sold or manufactured by the company,” and supported that request by claiming that “genetic engineering involves significant risks to the environment, food security, and public health.” The vote marked the third occasion this year in which a company had sided with the National Center. Monsanto shareholders defeated a GMO labeling proposal in January. In July, Safeway investors voted down a proposal that called for the grocery giant to label its foods containing GMOs.Source: NAFB News Service Facebook Twitter SHARE SHARE Previous articleSoy Growers Can See for Themselves the Value of CheckoffNext articleWhat the President Didn’t Say Andy Eubanklast_img read more

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Doomsday art exhibition inspires students in debut

first_imgJake Hook is a senior sports broadcasting major and journalism minor from Louisville, Kentucky. He has worked as a journalist and broadcaster for the Pierre Trappers baseball team, and he has worked for over three years in sports radio as a producer and show host. When he is not working, Jake is busy consuming all kinds of sports, spending money he does not have or getting frustrated while trying to learn the guitar. Facebook Facebook TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history ReddIt ReddIt + posts Linkedin Previous articleMusic professor says Placido Domingo harassed her, grabbed her breastNext articleTwo student entrances to open for future home football games Jacob Hook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Jacob Hookhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jacob-hook/ Twitter Jacob Hookhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jacob-hook/center_img Jacob Hookhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jacob-hook/ Women’s basketball hungry for NCAA tournament appearance Australians find athletic, academic home at TCU Jacob Hook Linkedin Twitter On-campus a cappella group offers performance opportunity and community printAn art exhibition with hopes to show students that anything is achievable with hard work made its debut on campus Friday night. Buster Graybill’s event, a San Antonio artist, was highlighted by the Renegade Modernist Utility Travel Trailer (R.M.U.T.T.), a 20-foot, extreme off-road camper trailer made for the end of the world. Left portion of the R.M.U.T.T. featuring an oven, grill and many survival tools. Photo courtesy of Heesoo Yang.The trailer is Graybill’s response to what he perceives as an escalating cultural tension, paranoia, political anxiety, and cultural obsession with “doomsday prepping” for “end of the world” situations.“We want to show students that a sketch or a dream can come true with hard work,” Sara-Jayne Parsons, the director of TCU’s art galleries, said.Fernando Alverez, a first-year master’s student at TCU, said he loved the trailer because it’s functional and provides a service in the artist’s life.“Buster’s art is great because he uses common practices in art and sculpture and takes it outside of the context of the snobby gallery scene,” Alverez said.The R.M.U.T.T. will move around campus and will be parked in front of the Moudy Building beginning late September, Parsons said. The end of the world trailer was one of the most popular pieces at Graybill’s exhibit, but it wasn’t the only reason why people came.Phoebe Adams, a first-year master’s student in the art history program, said she came to the exhibit because she heard Graybill had damaged the gallery intentionally with one of his pieces. Clay pigeon exhibit that intentionally damaged the east wall of the TCU Art Galleries. Photo courtesy of Heesoo Yang.Graybill shot clay pigeons directly into the east wall of the TCU Art Galleries building, and he let the destruction and debris lay strewn all over his exhibit. “I like the element of mystery of this piece,” Adams said. “Clearly something has happened, and you’re just kind of living in the moments after it, and I think that’s interesting.”Many of the visitors came to see the exhibit because of their appreciation of and familiarity with Graybill’s work.“I love his sculptural work, because it’s a play on rural Americana, and it’s very engaging,” Clint Bargers, a second-year master’s student, said.The Art Galleries at TCU will feature Graybill’s exhibition until Nov. 23.  Jacob Hookhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jacob-hook/ Horned Frogs in the NFL Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

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“Journalism for life” demonstrator receives four death threats in three days

first_img Reports Receive email alerts Follow the news on Honduras Help by sharing this information to go further 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies HondurasAmericas News May 13, 2021 Find out more January 10, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 “Journalism for life” demonstrator receives four death threats in three days “We’ll skin you alive, bitch!” With these words the independent journalists and human rights campaigner Itsmania Pineda Platero was threatened on 6 January, then again in three similar calls — once more on the same day, and on 8 and 9 January.During one of the calls, there was the sound of a gun being loaded in the background.Reporters Without Borders holds the Honduran authorities responsible for the safety of the journalist, who walked at the head of the “Journalism for life and free expression” march on 13 December (see photo) that was violently dispersed in front of the presidential palace in Tegucigalpa.A week later, a complaint was filed about the violence used by soldiers and members of the presidential guard. Reporters Without Borders is waiting to hear what legal action will be taken as a result.“Itsmania Pineda Platero was already at risk because of her prominent position as head of the Xibalba human rights organization,” the press freedom organization said.“She is exposed to even greater danger since the 13 December demonstration and none of the usual measures to protect her and her family have been carried out. This must be rectified without delay.“Impunity has gone on too long. Seventeen journalists have been killed in Honduras since the coup in June 2009.“Through Itsmania Pineda Platero, we consider all members of the ‘Journalism for life and free expression’ group to be under threat from now on. Once again, the authorities bear the responsibility.”______________22.12.11 – Fifteen women journalists file complaint against president, army chiefsReporters Without Borders supports the complaint against President Porfirio Lobo Sosa, armed forces chief of staff Gen. René Osorio Canales and presidential guard chief Gen. Andrés Felipe Díaz that 15 women journalists from the “Journalism for Life and Free Expression” collective filed yesterday before special prosecutor for human rights Sandra Ponce.The complaint concerns the violence used by police and soldiers to disperse a march by around 50 journalists, human rights activists and civil society representatives on 13 December in Tegucigalpa as it passed in front of the presidential palace. “We have three reasons for supporting this joint complaint, a copy of which we have received,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Firstly, it is a legitimate response to serious abuse of authority against defenceless people. Secondly, it challenges the government’s outrageous propaganda portraying the victims as attackers. Why was a demonstration by journalists able to go ahead in the same place four days earlier without any clashes?“Lastly, aside from the specific events it addresses, this collective complaint asks the pertinent question why impunity persists in what is, after Mexico, now the deadliest country in the hemisphere for those who provide news and information, especially about the very alarming human rights situation. We add our voice to theirs to demand that justice finally be rendered in Honduras.”A total of 24 journalists have been killed in Honduras since 2003, 17 of them since the June 2009 coup d’état. ______________14.12.11 – Soldiers use clubs to disperse women journalists demonstrating outside presidential palaceReporters Without Borders condemns the violence used by police and soldiers to disperse yesterday’s demonstration by journalists – mostly women – outside the presidential palace in Tegucigalpa to demand justice for the 24 journalists killed since 2003, 17 of them since the June 2009 coup d’état. The latest journalist to be murdered, last week, was a woman.“The Honduran government’s only response to the dire human rights and civil liberties situation is repression,” Reporters Without Borders said. “This attitude shows that it is completely responsible for this situation and that the persecution that began after the coup is continuing. The ‘national reconciliation’ bandied about since the Cartagena Accord is no more than empty words.“The international community and the governments of Latin America must insist on tangible results in 2012 in the investigations into human rights violation and on full cooperation from the Honduran authorities with these investigations. Otherwise there will be a danger of chaos again in the run-up the major elections scheduled for 2013.”Yesterday’s demonstration, which set off from the Francisco Morazán Teachers’ Training University, was convened by the Journalists for Life and Free Expression Collective in response to the 6 December murder of radio host Luz Marina Paz Villalobos, first woman journalist to have been killed in Honduras.The Honduran Committee for Free Expression (C-Libre), a Reporters Without Borders partner organization, said the protesters also condemned the censorship and systematic harassment to which alternative and community media, human rights activists and civil society representatives are exposed. Dogged by political violence since the 2009 coup, Honduras has one of the world’s worse crime rates, with an average of 86 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants a year.One of the participants in yesterday’s protest told Reporters Without Borders: “We managed to move the security barrier a bit and thereby reach our goal. This enraged the soldiers guarding the presidential palace, who were waiting for us behind another metal barrier further down. They pushed us back, hit us with batons and used teargas to force us to disperse.”She pointed out that the journalists who took part in a previous march organized by the Association of Honduran Journalists (CPH) on 9 November were able to demonstrate without any problem.Honduras is the western hemisphere’s deadliest country for the media after Mexico. Five Honduran journalists have been killed since the start of this year. 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