Challenges closer to home for GVC

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Bingo Topics: Casino & games Finance Sports betting Bingo Challenges closer to home for GVC 13th September 2018 | By Stephen Carter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwittercenter_img GVC senior execs were understandably bullish on Thursday after issuing a stellar set of H1 digital figures but UK exposure is set to test their mettle in the years ahead Tags: Online Gambling Email Address GVC senior execs were understandably bullish on Thursday after issuing a stellar set of H1 digital figures, but ramped up exposure to a struggling UK retail sector and a lack of clarity over the timing of the FOBT stake cut will test their mettle over the next few years, writes Jake PollardGVC chief financial officer Paul Bowtell and chief executive Kenny Alexander were, unsurprisingly, in very good spirits as they took calls from City analysts on Thursday morning following presentation of the company’s strong figures for the first six months of 2018. The headline numbers showed NGR up 8% to £1.7bn, gross profit up 6% to £1.1bn combined with strong online momentum, good EU retail performance, Ladbrokes Coral’s integration progressing well and £30m in synergies already achieved by the group.Therefore Alexander’s claim that GVC had its sights set on becoming “the world’s leading betting brand and this is achieved through scale and geographic diversity”, did not seem too far-fetched.But looking at the group’s activities and main brands, which include Bwin, PartyPoker, Ladbrokes Coral, Eurobet in Italy or even Betboo in Brazil, the one major cloud on GVC’s horizon is the timing of the UK government’s implementation of the maximum £2 stake for fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs) and the impact it will have. The group has already factored in the EBITDA hit it will take from the FOBT maximum stake ruling – £160m in the first year and £120m in the second – but a lack of clarity around the timing of the implementation is just as concerning.Bowtell told analysts that with a timeframe that stretches “from April 2019 to April 2020 it is important to get clarity, because that (the uncertainty) impacts planning”.But with Brexit taking up all of the UK government’s energies and March 2019 slated as the date for the UK’s official exit from the EU, it seems unlikely that the maximum stake ruling will be implemented in the first half of next year (at the very least). This means it could drag on into early 2020, with Bowtell adding that of Ladbrokes Coral’s current estate of 3,700 shops there would be “close to 1,000 shops closing over the next two years according to our figures”.With over-the-counter trading down 8%, shop margins flat and machines (FOBT) revenues down 3% in the wake of negative press coverage, the omens for the group’s UK retail activities are not good.   Paul Leyland of Regulus Partners was even more downbeat. “GVC’s performance is in line with what is expected of its parts.“However, the group is now 40% exposed to a moribund UK retail business facing swingeing regulatory intervention and over 55% exposed to the UK overall, for which growth is likely to be increasingly challenging even post £2 implementation (as recognised by the group),” he said in a note ahead of the earnings call.The fact that GVC was diversifying away from Germany, where Bwin has roughly 30% market share, was “a blessing from a regulatory risk management perspective, but it is hard to see Italy (facing its own challenges), Georgia, independent Belgian retail acquisitions, and a slowly emerging US position coming close to filling the gaps”. Finally for all the talk of regulated markets from the industry, operators like GVC have built much of their growth by working in unregulated markets. So it was interesting to see that Ladbrokes.com’s net gaming revenues were up 7% over the period.Clearly diversifying between regulated and dot com business remains a must for all igaming companies. last_img read more

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2 ‘reopening’ stocks I’d buy today

first_img2 ‘reopening’ stocks I’d buy today Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images Edward Sheldon owns shares in PayPal, Mastercard, and Diageo. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Mastercard, PayPal Holdings, and Square. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Diageo and recommends the following options: long January 2022 $75 calls on PayPal Holdings. 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. 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. Edward Sheldon, CFA | Thursday, 11th March, 2021 | More on: DGE MA In recent weeks, ‘reopening’ stocks have been in focus. With vaccines being rolled out rapidly, investors are looking for stocks that could benefit as the world returns to normal.My view on such stocks is a little bit of caution’s warranted. Plenty of these stocks, particularly those in the travel sector, have already had incredible runs leading me to believe that good news is priced in. Others, such as some airlines, have very weak balance sheets. This means they may need to raise more capital.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…Here, I’m going to highlight two reopening stocks I’d buy for my own portfolio today. These stocks should benefit as Covid-19 restrictions are lifted. However, they’re also poised to benefit from long-term trends as well, meaning they offer long-term investment appeal too.A top UK reopening stockOne FTSE 100 stock that strikes me as a good reopening play is Diageo (LSE: DGE). It owns Tanqueray, Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, Guinness and a whole lot of other well-known alcoholic beverage brands. If restaurants, pubs, and bars reopen soon, and travel picks up, Diageo’s bottom line should get a massive boost.Diageo isn’t the cheapest stock around. Currently, its forward-looking P/E ratio using the earnings forecast for the year ending 30 June 2022 is about 22. This means there’s some valuation risk. If there are Covid-19 setbacks this year and we face more lockdowns, the stock could underperform.However, I’m not particularly worried about these short-term risks as DGE has long-term growth potential. By 2030, the company expects hundreds of millions of extra consumers in developing countries to be able to afford its products.With Diageo’s share price still around 20% below its all-time high set in 2019, I think it’s a good time to be building a position in this legendary FTSE 100 stock.A top payments stockAnother top reopening stock, in my view, is credit card giant Mastercard (NYSE: MA). A leader in the payment space, it connects billions of consumers, millions of merchants, and thousands of financial institutions worldwide.The reason I think Mastercard will benefit from the reopening of the global economy is that it generates a large proportion of its revenues from travel spending. If we all start travelling again in the near future, its top line should get a significant boost. And there’s certainly a lot of pent-up demand to travel. However, Mastercard’s quite an expensive stock. Currently, it sports a forward-looking P/E ratio of 43. This high valuation adds risk. Another risk to consider is that the payments industry is evolving rapidly. FinTech companies such as PayPal and Square could steal market share.However, in my opinion, the long-term risk/reward proposition remains attractive. In the next 10 years, nearly 3trn transactions globally are expected to move from cash to credit cards and e-payments. So there looks to be a substantial growth runway ahead for Mastercard.center_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. 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. Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFAlast_img read more

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Building upper body strength: the bear crawl

first_imgWE’RE STARTING to work the upper body. John Dams, Harlequins’ head of strength and conditioning, has designed an upper body workout including some variations of the old classic, the bench press, in the September edition of Rugby World. Still want to work harder? Then try the bear crawl, as demonstrated below, which is a punishing test of your overall strength. Watch this video to see how it’s done! TAGS: Harlequins LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img

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Video: Presiding Bishop speaks from Rome

first_img Rector Knoxville, TN Danielle A. Gaherty says: The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group October 11, 2016 at 7:12 pm God love you Bishop Curry (our Presiding Bishop)! I continually rejoice in your witness to the Truth and Love of Jesus. As always, you ROCK! Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Collierville, TN Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Featured Jobs & Calls Roger D White says: 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 October 5, 2016 at 11:04 am Thank you. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Submit an Event Listing Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Belleville, IL Submit a Job Listing October 5, 2016 at 8:13 pm God bless you, Michael Curry. Eileen halladay says: Catherine Winslow says: Rector Martinsville, VA Rome50th, October 6, 2016 at 10:10 am Jesus is the Good News! Talmage Bandy says: Diane Stier says: October 6, 2016 at 9:34 pm Thanks for this! Barbara Rhoads says: Fr. Roger Butler says: [Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry speaks from Rome during a week when Anglicans and Roman Catholics are participating in a series of events to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the historic meeting in 1966 between Pope Paul VI and Archbishop of Canterbury Michael Ramsey.The celebrations also recognize the 50th anniversary of the Anglican Centre in Rome, established following that 1966 meeting as an official presence with an ambassadorial function on behalf of the Anglican Communion in the Eternal City. The center houses an extensive library, serves as an ecumenical meeting place and educational center, and includes the offices of the archbishop of Canterbury’s diplomatic representative to the Vatican, Archbishop David Moxon. Director of Music Morristown, NJ Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Katerina Whitley says: Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME October 7, 2016 at 8:30 am “To proclaim the good news.” Our beloved Presiding Bishop never fails to do so. Michael and Francis together. What a combination! Rector Washington, DC October 5, 2016 at 3:53 pm In a world in which Christianity is under siege in many places and experiencing a decline in numbers and influence, it is critical that Roman Catholics and Anglicans press on towards finding and standing on common ground, to proclaim with a common voice the good news of Jesus, the center of the faith of both churches. Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Youth Minister Lorton, VA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Anglican Communion, Submit a Press Release Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Pittsburgh, PA Featured Events In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Hopkinsville, KY October 6, 2016 at 9:35 am Another perspective on this Good News! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gojHmEiBfM Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET 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 Comments are closed. Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Whit Stodghill says: Ecumenical & Interreligious, This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Bath, NC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Video Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA 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 October 6, 2016 at 9:58 am Amen. Praying for all gathered in Rome. Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Posted Oct 5, 2016 October 11, 2016 at 4:59 pm Bishop Curry ~ when you were elected I knew that you and the Pope could and would change the direction of the world. And it sure needs changing. Blessings and prayers from one of your deacons. Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Comments (10) Rector Smithfield, NC Tags Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI 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 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Tampa, FL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Rector Columbus, GA Video: Presiding Bishop speaks from Romelast_img read more

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Anstruther Sea View Extension / Oliver Chapman Architects

first_img “COPY” Year:  CopyHouses•Anstruther, United Kingdom United Kingdom Photographs “COPY” Houses Anstruther Sea View Extension / Oliver Chapman Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/189451/anstruther-sea-view-extension-oliver-chapman-architects Clipboard Area:  45 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeOliver Chapman ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAnstrutherHousesUnited KingdomPublished on December 07, 2011Cite: “Anstruther Sea View Extension / Oliver Chapman Architects” 07 Dec 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – RainfinityVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in Ned Ludd Public HousePartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsBedroom furnitureFlexformMirror – EgonWaterproofing/SealantsEffisusPre-Fab System – Ecofacade Pre-fab TrueSealConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXRoller Shades – Arion Large SizedWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealSunscreen – Terracotta BaguettesWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT BauBucheLightingLumenpulseLED Projector Lumenbeam GrandeMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Anstruther Sea View Extension / Oliver Chapman Architects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!© Michael Collins+ 15 Share Architects: Oliver Chapman Architects Area Area of this architecture project Projects ArchDaily Photographs:  Michael Collins    Save this picture!© Michael CollinsOliver Chapman Architects were commissioned to design an extension to an early 19th Century fishing cottage over looking the sea within the historic town of Anstruther, Fife.Save this picture!Plan 01Typically dwellings in such settlements turned their back on the sea and grouped closely together to shelter the narrow streets behind from the elements. Save this picture!Site PlanOur strategy involved using a modest budget creatively to challenge opening and re-engaging existing living areas to face the sea, but retaining the character of the existing dwelling. Save this picture!Model 01A 19th century stair to the rear forms the crux of the design, wrapped by a light glazed extension containing a new living room and kitchen but enmeshed to the existing by a wrapping timber surface which also forms a ‘cabin’ for study within the existing . A contrast in light and scale is experienced when moving through the existing dwelling, heightened by oblique views and unexpected glimpses of the sea. Save this picture!Model 02The folded Oxidized copper roof form and irregular plan makes reference to the irregular geometry of the site formed by the relationship between historic cottages in the row and the angular rock of the ‘Skerrie’ which they are built upon. An angled glass roof-light provides a shard of natural light deep into the plan and visually separate the new extension from the house. Above a new roof deck connected to the existing stone stair allows the angular roof to be viewed in context of the dramatic views across the forth to the Isle of May. Copper was chosen as an ‘active’ cladding to allowing the new form to patinate and adapt visually to its environment over time. This sits upon an angular plinth of Dark grey Caithness slate which anchors the floor plate to the rocky context. The walls, roof, floor and envelope are heavily insulated, providing a 30% improvement on current u-value standards which provides a significant energy saving thermal buffer to the existing dwelling. A sustainable surface water strategy results in water from the existing roof and ground surfaces, and the new angular roof being piped directly back into the sea.Project gallerySee allShow lessThe Core Project: A Study to Vitalize the City of Sebastopol CompetitonArticlesRebuilding Japan: Lessons in Architectural Response ConferenceArticles Share 2011 Anstruther Sea View Extension / Oliver Chapman ArchitectsSave this projectSaveAnstruther Sea View Extension / Oliver Chapman Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/189451/anstruther-sea-view-extension-oliver-chapman-architects Clipboardlast_img read more

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Media power in Mexico and the Telebancada: RSF and Cencos present Media Ownership Monitor Mexico

first_img May 13, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News Mexico’s booming media industry is controlled by some of the richest businessmen on earth. While the sector grows at a rate three times that of the overall economy, an alarming concentration of media ownership goes hand in hand with the well-known lack of safety for Mexico’s journalists, many of whom cannot even make a living from their precarious salaries, increasing their vulnerability to pressures of all kinds. The almost traditional concentration of a lot of power in the hands of very few media magnates and politicians also comes as a result of blatant regulatory flaws.These are some of the main findings of a study conducted by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and the Mexican civil association National Center of Social Communication A.C. (Cencos). Conducted in the global framework of RSF’s Media Ownership Monitor project (MOM), the four-month investigation sheds some transparency on the most important media outlets in Mexico by mapping owners, their affiliations and interests. MexicoAmericas Reports and statisticsOnline freedomsMedia independence Conflicts of interestEconomic pressureFreedom of expression RSF_en News March 26, 2018 Media power in Mexico and the Telebancada: RSF and Cencos present Media Ownership Monitor Mexico Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state Receive email alerts MexicoAmericas Reports and statisticsOnline freedomsMedia independence Conflicts of interestEconomic pressureFreedom of expression May 5, 2021 Find out morecenter_img to go further April 28, 2021 Find out more Based on a methodology that was used in 13 countries already, the Media Ownership Monitor Mexico analyzes the 42 national media outlets with the largest influence in shaping Mexican public opinion, including television channels, radio stations, printed press titles and online media outlets. The results of the project were presented on Thursday at a media forum bringing together journalists, regulatory authorities, politicians and experts to discuss the phenomenon of media concentration and its consequences for journalism and for the quality of information of the general public.The results of the study can be accessed by the general public both in Spanish and in English at mexico.mom-rsf.org. “The MOM project is indispensable for understanding a country in which most of the media is nontransparent about their relationships with political power while their editorial line often depends on the amount of money they receive from government advertisement”, said Ixchel Cisnero, executive director of Cencos. “Knowing the media’s ownership structures is of utter importance so that the audience can make an informed choice about which news media they want to consume.”“It is shocking to see that Mexico’s booming media industry, rather than using its economic strength to protect journalists from the lethal dangers they face, often contributes to making them even more vulnerable to pressures and self-censorship”, added Christian Mihr, executive director of RSF Germany. “The fact that regulation in Mexico has failed so utterly to curtail media ownership concentration is a clear call to political action.”Media and politics: a corrupt relationshipFor most of the media outlets selected for the MOM sample, the political affiliations of their owners are not easily detectable. Still, the linkages are undeniable since most – depending on the level of criticism of their coverage – get punished or rewarded by the government through the allocation of its vast advertising budget, which amounted to almost 2 billion US Dollars over the last four years.In Mexico it is also common for the owners of broadcasting concessions to be legislators at the same time. This is especially visible in the engagement of high-profile managers of the country’s two dominant television companies Televisa and TV Azteca in the State legislative bodies. Some of these managers, such as Lorena Corona Valdés, a former Legal Director at Radiopolis of Televisa and Tristán Canales, who used to be Vice President of TV Azteca News, were even appointed members of Parliamentary Committees, for example the ones on Radio, Television and Cinematography, on Communication or Transport. At a certain point, this particular group of people came to be more in number than the representatives from the small political parties, both in the Senate and in the lower house. Because of their influence they are also known as Telebancada (Spanish for the ‘bench of the television’), representing the interests of the Mexican media magnates.Media elites are the government’s favorites Of the 42 media outlets analyzed by MOM Mexico, 38 gain significant revenues from government advertising and are thus depending on it. Although more than one thousand companies compete for these advertising funds, half of the amount is allocated to only ten of the business groups analyzed in this study. Grupo Televisa alone received 17% of the total and TV Azteca 9.8%, followed a distant third and fourth among media groups by El Universal newspaper (2.7%) and Grupo Fórmula (2.7%). Overall, television companies received 35% of the government’s advertising budgets, followed by radio (19%), printed (17%) and online media (6%).In striking contrast, the largest online media outlets by audience reach, such as Aristegui Noticias, Sin Embargo and Animal Político, receive only very small amounts of government advertising for being perceived as government critics. Whereas still most of the online media analyzed by MOM Mexico remain backed by well-established legacy media outlets, over the last few years the independent start-ups have become some of the most visited digital outlets, with more than 2 million unique visits per month each.As such a high level of in-transparent state spending on media, based on favoritism, causes economical dependencies and promotes self-censorship, thus posing an imminent threat to media pluralism in Mexico, a collective movement called #MediosLibres (free media) has been formed by now close to one hundred civil society organizations (including Cencos). They are jointly calling on the Mexican parliament to draft and pass a law to regulate the fair and transparent distribution of government advertising, as it was instructed to do by the Supreme Court of Justice in November 2017. The legislators are facing the deadline of April 2018 to comply with the Court’s ruling, but very few observers expect this to happen on time, even less in an election year.A history of media concentration and lack of transparencyOne of the main obstacles for conducting the MOM investigation in Mexico was a surprising lack of reliable audience data. Market research firms in Mexico analyze only those media companies that hire them. So the results remain fragmentary and do not reflect the overall market situation in the country. To make things worse in terms of transparency, the research companies deliver results only to their clients and not to the general public.Adding to this, in Mexico most companies are not obliged to disclose any information about their structure to the public, let alone reveal the names of owners and their percentage of shares. This is obligatory only for media companies listed at the stock exchange by means of financial market – not media – regulation. The Federal Institute of Telecommunications as the relevant regulatory authority does require broadcasting corporations to provide data, but even this information is dispersed and presented in such a complex manner that access to sufficient information in order to identify media owners is practically inhibited.Due to the lack of reliable and complete data, Mexico is the first and so far only country within the global MOM project in which it has been impossible to calculate the audience concentration according to the standardized MOM methodology. However, qualitative research offers sufficient information, which suggests a high risk in this domain, especially in the television industry dominated by the duopoly of Televisa and TV Azteca. According to the latest available data (of 2011), both companies controlled more than 90% of the audience at the time. As they still operate most of the commercial concessions and television networks with national coverage, this figure is still seen as roughly valid.Insufficient regulatory framework and a weak regulatory authorityThe regulatory framework in Mexico has proven insufficient to limit the undue ownership concentration, which includes control of markets both within and across the free-to-air and pay TV, radio, printed press and online media sectors . For example, in two occasions, the FIT established that Grupo Televisa would not have substantial market power, even though the Institute’s investigation unit found evidence that Televisa was in the position to impede competition The measures imposed by the regulatory authority have not succeeded in decreasing or even limiting the control over media by the main operators; even worse, in some market segments, such as pay television, the concentration levels have increased. In 2014, Televisa’s cable and satellite TV providers had 53% of market share already, by 2017 this number went up by 13%.Despite new public tenders for hundreds of terrestrial radio and TV frequencies, most of them stayed in the hands of already established players and only relatively few were awarded to new applicants. So far, the telecommunication sector reforms have proven beneficial to Emilio Azcárraga Jean’s Grupo Televisa while limiting the expansion plans of América Móvil, owned by Carlos Slim, who was as one point considered the richest man on earth.The economic gap between the journalists and the media ownersA striking feature while analyzing Mexico’s most relevant media outlets was that most of the owners can be described as billionaires, magnates, powerful, influential. In most cases, their actual wealth is not known to the public, since it remains mostly hidden in tax heavens or dubious trust funds. Their names, however, keep appearing in business magazines that follow their trails. On the 2018 Forbes list of wealthiest Mexicans, the names of three owners or shareholders in the most influential media appear in the top16: Carlos Slim Helú (UnoTV), Ricardo Salinas Pliego (TV Azteca) and Emilio Azcárraga Jean (Televisa).Despite their personal wealth, the media owners in Mexico pay precarious salaries: In March 2018, the human resources platform Indeed estimated the average salary of a Mexican reporter, based on 835 job offerings, at 4,560 Mexican pesos or 245 US Dollars per month. In comparison, the average monthly wage in Mexico is 390 US Dollars.In 2017 alone, at least eleven journalists were murdered in Mexico in direct connection with their work. For instance, Friday will mark the first anniversary of the murder of Miroslava Breach in Chihuahua on March 23rd last year. 2018 has seen another journalists’ murder with the killing of Carlos Domínguez Rodríguez in Tamaulipas on January 13th. Mexico was ranked 147th out of 180 countries in the 2017 edition of RSF’s World Press Freedom Index.The Media Ownership Monitor: a global research projectInitiated by Reporters Without Borders Germany, the Media Ownership Monitor project is a global research and advocacy effort to promote transparency and media pluralism at an international level. In Mexico, it was conducted jointly with the Centro Nacional de Comunicación Social A.C (Cencos) from November 2017 trough March 2018. The sample of media investigated included 42 national outlets: 8 television channels, 11 radio stations, 10 print titles and 13 online sites. Cencos is a Mexican non-profit civil society organization. It mainly works to promote and disseminate activities for the protection of human rights and is specifically engaged in the sphere of freedom of expression, forced disappearances and access to justice, among other fields of interest. The Media Ownership Monitor is funded by the Federal German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Country studies have so far been published in Colombia, Cambodia, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, Peru, the Philippines, Mongolia, Ghana, Serbia, Brazil, Morocco and Albania. In addition to Mexico, this year MOM will investigate media markets in Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Lebanon, Tanzania and Egypt. For more information visit the global MOM website: www.mom-rsf.orgMedia contact:RSF Germany Ulrike Gruska / Christoph Dreyer / Anne Renzenbrink, media relations [email protected] +49-30-60989533-55CencosUriel [email protected]+52-55-5533 6476 Fuente: MOMMéxico Organisation News 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Follow the news on Mexico NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Reportslast_img read more

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State Partners with Pasadena’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Climate Change Efforts

first_img CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a comment 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. Community News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 120 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it center_img Top of the News STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy A new partnership with Pasadena-based Jet Propulsion Laboratory will help state agencies better understand climate change impacts and identify opportunities to build resilience, conserve biodiversity and use California’s natural and working lands to store and remove carbon from the atmosphere.The California Natural Resources Agency, California Environmental Protection Agency and California Department of Food and Agriculture have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with JPL that will allow the state to access a growing body of data from Earth-observing satellites and other ground-based technologies. The trove of remote-sensing data – including information collected by the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite launched on Nov. 21 – will be used to understand current conditions, predict future vulnerabilities and inform actions to boost climate resilience. (A short video about the MOU is available here.)The trove of remote-sensing data – including information collected by the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite launched on Nov. 21 – will be used to understand current conditions, predict future vulnerabilities, and inform actions to boost climate resilience.The MOU, according to a report in the Atascadero News, will support the state’s efforts under Gov. Gavin Newsom’s recent executive order to advance strategies to store carbon in the natural and working lands and remove it from the atmosphere. It will also help support California’s first-in-the-nation goal to conserve 30 percent of the state’s land and coastal water by 2030 to fight species loss and ecosystem destruction.The agencies and JPL will explore opportunities to use data to better forecast and combat climate-driven impacts such as sea-level rise, extreme drought, wildfire risk, severe storms, and depleted groundwater basins. They will also assess how space-based observations and models can inform actions to address impacts on agriculture and food security and to evaluate carbon emissions, stocks and sinks.“JPL is among the world’s leaders in understanding our planet and the impacts occurring due to climate change,” California Secretary for Natural Resources Wade Crowfoot said. “We’re excited to see this collaboration that will enable JPL’s remote-sensing satellites aerial imaging and ground-based monitoring to improve California’s ability to protect communities and nature and lead the world in combating climate change and species loss.”“California is the home of innovation, whether it’s our agricultural products and practices or our scientific institutions,” said California Secretary for Agriculture Karen Ross. “Utilizing JPL’s technology to do real-time monitoring of carbon stocks and to understand what’s happening with groundwater and our surface waters is a huge step forward – both in helping us achieve our climate goals and in ensuring sustainability for the next generation of agriculture in California.”“California’s climate agenda is a science-driven one, so the more data we have and the more granular that data is the better our decisions will be,” said California Secretary for Environmental Protection Jared Blumenfeld. “We are not playing on the margins anymore. The time for small, incremental action is over. We need to take bold actions that really reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other climate pollutants quickly. And we need bold partnerships like this.”“With this MOU, we’re excited to further our collaboration with the state, using technology to scale up measurements to tackle the challenges of the coming decades,” JPL Director for Earth Science Jim Graf said. “JPL’s unique air- and space-based science can provide California the much-needed data to keep our ecosystems and forests healthy, manage our limited freshwater resources and aid efforts to keep our agricultural sector thriving.”The collaborative relationship with NASA JPL will provide useful remote-sensing information in critical areas including, but not limited to the following:• Drought, snowpack, rising temperatures, groundwater volumes, severe storms and flooding, and other climate change augmented challenges• Air pollutant and GHG emissions• Climate exacerbated food security and agricultural production issues• Forest health, resilience, impacts from pests and disease• Harmful algal blooms, sea-level rise, ocean acidification, plastic pollution fate and transport• Land surface change impacts related to earthquakes, subsidence, landslides, groundwater overdraft, fire, etc.• Combining remote sensing data and modeling with state collected ground-based monitoring data• And issues such as data management, big data model development, the use of artificial intelligence to improve modeling accuracy and precision, etc. More Cool Stuff Business News HerbeautyKeep Your Skin Flawless With These Indian Beauty RemediesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTips From A Professional Stylist On How To Look Stunning In 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? 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ECISD sets parent meetings

first_img ECISD sets parent meetings Facebook Pinterest Previous articleWILLIAMS: Will automation kill our jobs?Next articleQuintela takes over at Ector admin WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Odessa High School’s Skylar Herrera (25) shoots against Permian’s Reyna Rayos (10) during the first half Tuesday night at the Permian Fieldhouse. The Ector County Independent School District Board of Trustees will have special parent meetings throughout the week to discuss public school system accountability.The meetings will be held at some of the elementary schools that feed into middle schools that are on improvement required status under state accountability standards.The first meeting is at 6 p.m. Monday at the Dowling Elementary School cafeteria, 1510 E. 17th St.There will be another meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Blackshear Elementary School library, 501 S. Dixie Blvd.A third meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday at the Ireland Elementary School gymnasium, 4301 Dawn Ave.More Informationcenter_img ECISD board handbook. Facebook By admin – February 25, 2018 WhatsApp Twitter Local NewsGovernmentlast_img read more

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Suicide crisis assessment nurse appointed in Donegal

first_img Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Pinterest By News Highland – February 10, 2015 WhatsApp Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Homepage BannerNews The Suicide Crisis Assessment Nurse service is being implemented in Donegal on a pilot basis.The service allows GPs refer patients they believe to be at risk of suicide or self harm to a specially trained nurse, who will offer an assessment to the patient within 48 hours.The service is being implemented in a number of GP practices on a pilot basis from Monday to Friday, with the intention of implementing it on a county wide basis with the appointment of a second SCAN nurse.Kevin Mills is Area Director of Nursing for Donegal Mental Health Services. He says this is a very important service………….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/kmillsscan.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Photo   L-R   Gerry Raleigh, Director HSE/National Office for Suicide Prevention, Dr. Cliff Haley, Clinical Director Donegal MHS  Anne O’Connor, National Director, HSE MHS, Eugene Duffy, Donegal MHS, Sarah Toye, SCAN Nurse, John Hayes, CO, North Western Area, Community Health Organisation, Anne Sheridan, Mental Health Promotion Officer, Kevin Mills, Area Director of Nursing, Donegal MHS John McCardle, Assistant Director of Nursing Donegal MHS. Previous articleBest to prove fitness on ThursdayNext articleGweebarra fishing allegations back before Dungloe District Court News Highland Twitter Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Google+ Google+ Harps come back to win in Waterford Facebook Suicide crisis assessment nurse appointed in Donegal Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

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Troy honors public safety telecommunicators

first_img You Might Like “Emergencies can occur at any time that require police, fire or emergency medical services,” Reeves said. “Public Telecommunicators are the first and most critical contact our citizens have with emergency services. They are the single vital link for our police officers and firefighters by monitoring their activities by radio, providing them information, and insuring their safety.”Reeves said the Public Safety Telecommunicators of the City of Troy Police Department contribute substantially to the apprehension of criminals, the suppression of fires and the treatment of patients.“Our dispatchers have exhibited compassion, understanding and professionalism in carrying out their duties during the past year,” he said. “In honor of these men and women whose diligence and professionalism keep our city and its citizens safe, I proclaim this week, April 14 through 20, National Public Safety Telecommunications Week in Troy.” Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Published 3:00 am Tuesday, April 16, 2019 ‘Spoon Lady,’ Chris Rodrigues receive standing ovation Dr. David Dye was the first to stand. The ovation was spontaneous and so richly deserved, he said. “How could… read more Sponsored Content Troy honors public safety telecommunicators By Jaine Treadwell Email the author Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Troy falls to No. 13 Clemsoncenter_img Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Book Nook to reopen The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Skip Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Latest Stories By The Penny Hoarder Troy Mayor Jason A. Reeves signed a proclamation Monday declaring the week of April 14-20 National Public Safety Telecommunications Week in Troy in honor of the men and women whose diligence and professionalism keep Troy and its citizens safe. Print Articlelast_img read more

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