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AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Read the full article on iGaming Business North America. DraftKings has struck a deal to become the official gaming partner of WWE, the US-based wrestling entertainment promoter. Regions: US Social gaming Companies: DraftKings Email Address Tags: WWE Topics: Social gaming 29th March 2021 | By Richard Mulligan DraftKings said that the agreement, which will give the operator an exclusive licence to media assets and in-game branding for WWE pay-per-view events, is “subject to regulatory approval in all applicable jurisdictions” across the US. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter The partnership will focus initially on DraftKings’ free-to-play pools product, with the first offering set to coincide with the 37th edition of WWE’s annual WrestleMania event, which will take place on the weekend of April 10-11. DraftKings strikes WWE collaboration deal
RioZim Limited (RIOZ.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2009 abridged results.For more information about RioZim Limited (RIOZ.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the RioZim Limited (RIOZ.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: RioZim Limited (RIOZ.zw) 2009 abridged results.Company ProfileRioZim is an integrated mining and metallurgical company in Zimbabwe with an extensive portfolio of resources in gold, base metals, diamonds, coal and chrome. It mining operations include Renco Gold Mine in Masvingo Province, and Cam & Motor Gold Mine and Empress Nickel Refinery; both in the Mashonaland West Province. RioZim also has interests in Sengwa Colliery (Private) Limited with coal assets in Gokwe North; Murowa Diamonds (Private) Limited with operations in Zvishavane; and Marnatha ferrochrome refinery in Kadoma. RioZim separated from its parent company, Rio Tinto plc, in 2004 to become a wholly-owned Zimbabwean company. Its subsidiaries include RioGold (Private) Limited, RioZim Base Metals (Private) Limited and RioDiamonds (Private) Limited. RioZim Group Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange
Sam Woode Limited (SWL.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Printing & Publishing sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the half year.For more information about Sam Woode Limited (SWL.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sam Woode Limited (SWL.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sam Woode Limited (SWL.gh) 2013 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileSam Wood Limited is a publishing company in Ghana responsible for printing educational textbooks, story books and non-book materials primarily for the pre-school and primary school sectors. Publishing categories include agency books, agricultural science, basic design and technology, citizenship education, handwriting, information and communication technology, integrated science, social studies, mathematics and religious and moral education. Products published by Sam Wood Limited are available to purchase online. The company also has the exclusive distribution rights for West Africa sub-regions for titles by foreign publishers listed on the Company’s Agency lists. Sam Wood Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange
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“COPY” photographs: Koji Fujii – Nacasa＆PartnersPhotographs: Koji Fujii – Nacasa＆PartnersSave this picture!© Koji Fujii – Nacasa＆PartnersRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System – LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornText description provided by the architects. The town of Shimanto, Kouchi Prefecture: On the north stands the Shikoku mountain range, to the south the Pacific Ocean, and through its center the leisurely flowing transparent waters of the Shimanto River. This area is a plateau and yet also a basin surrounded by mountains. Due to the crossing of the Shimanto River, fog often occurs, especially from summer to autumn, and the area experiences heavy annual rainfall.Save this picture!© Koji Fujii – Nacasa＆PartnersAlthough the surrounding environment is especially beautiful, the building site presented us with several design challenges. Our first priority was safeguarding against the anticipated potential damage caused by heavy rainfall. Second, in the midst of an open rural landscape, the property stands facing an intersection of an interstate road which produces a great deal of daytime traffic. Reducing noise and obstructing the drivers’ line of vision into the house were significant factors to consider.Save this picture!© Koji Fujii – Nacasa＆PartnersHow much comfort could we offer residents living under such conditions while also protecting their environment of daily living? The project began with these considerations in mind. As a measure of protection from heavy rain, we designed the roof as simply as possible in order to facilitate runoff. We carefully developed our plans step-by-step to avoid problems with drainage both inside and outside the home. We resolved the problems of noise and privacy from the busy road by closing the north side facing traffic while opening up the south. We arranged rooms meticulously, at the same time being conscious of the exterior. Our aim was for functionality without being ordinary, while pursuing a design that engaged with the surrounding scenery.Save this picture!© Koji Fujii – Nacasa＆PartnersIn order to link the inside of the house with its wide open landscape, we adopted a high ceiling utilizing the pitch of the roof. Incorporating a skylight window allowed for air circulation, ventilation and added light. As the wind circulates the air, it enhances interior comfort. Bringing in natural light from a high position significantly changes the brightness of the rooms even under cloudy conditions. Openings along the south side of the living room and bedroom provide unobstructed views from the rooms to the outdoors.Save this picture!© Koji Fujii – Nacasa＆PartnersOn the first floor, sliding doors were installed creating a “soft line,” allowing flexibility to control interior temperatures or adapting to the needs of the family’s lifestyle. By slowly lowering your gaze from the high ceiling, one can see the expanse of the interior. Off to the south extends a quiet rural scene, visually connecting the inside with the outside, whose continuity produces a sense of liberation and tranquility. Our concept for the exterior was connection, designing the house to sense a continuity with the earth as if a small hill existed in the quiet countryside.Save this picture!© Koji Fujii – Nacasa＆PartnersThe town of Shimanto is designated a cultural scenic area of the country. Forests where fairy pitta birds fly, the crystal waters of the Shimanto River, and the scenic beach of Komuro. This area with bountiful nature—mountains, a river and the ocean—is boundlessly magnanimous. Throughout this project, we were impressed with the warm gentleness and verve of the land, and this deepened our consideration of the form of a building which should be there, not only in the present but also into the future.Save this picture!© Koji Fujii – Nacasa＆PartnersThe true worth of a dwelling is determined by how it matures with the passing of time. As a building ages, its significance of existence also evolves. We have worked through this project pursuing all these matters. Our core consideration was the significance of design, and the Shimanto house was built upon this foundation.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessHouse in Ofuna / LEVEL ArchitectsSelected ProjectsD.H.C Energy Production Center / Alday Jover Arquitectura y PaisajeSelected Projects Share Photographs Projects House of Shimanto / Keisuke Kawaguchi+K2-Design Save this picture!© Koji Fujii – Nacasa＆Partners+ 34 Share House of Shimanto / Keisuke Kawaguchi+K2-DesignSave this projectSaveHouse of Shimanto / Keisuke Kawaguchi+K2-Design ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/386520/house-of-shimanto-keisuke-kawaguchi-k2-design Clipboard Houses “COPY” CopyAbout this officeKeisuke Kawaguchi+K2-DesignOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHouses四万十町(Shimanto-Cho)HousesJapanPublished on June 23, 2013Cite: “House of Shimanto / Keisuke Kawaguchi+K2-Design” 23 Jun 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Howard Lake | 3 July 2003 | News Winner of charities category in NMA Effectiveness Awards 2003 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. The Consumers’ Association has won the Charities Award in the New Media Age Effectiveness Awards 2003.The organisation won for its endowmentaction.co.uk campaign implemented by agency Green Cathedral. “This is a good example of what other charities should be doing,” said the judges. “The CA has managed to explain complex information in a way that’s accessible to all.”Comic Relief was highly commended for its Sport Relief Total Ticket campaign, working with agency Flytxt. This campaign paved the way for the charity’s use of SMS in other fundraising activities. Sports fans were invited to answer a sport-related question via premium-rate SMS or by calling a premium rate phone line. The judges said it was “ahead of the game and a campaign that moves charities forward in how they go about raising donations.” Advertisement 32 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Awards Consulting & Agencies Digital YouthNet UK was shortlisted for the award for its The Pull-o-meter campaign implemented by Digital Outlook. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
Howard Lake | 21 September 2010 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Nominations for The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, “the MBE for volunteer groups”, close on 30 September 2010.This national honour was created by the Queen to mark her Golden Jubilee in 2002 and recognises the outstanding contributions made to local communities by groups of volunteers. So far 750 organisations have already received this Award, ranging from volunteers from young people’s groups, rural community organisations to groups working in Black and Minority Ethnic communities.Nominations can be made by friends, family or members of the public, and successful groups will be announced on 2nd June 2011 (Coronation Day).The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service Main Award Committee Chair and former broadcast journalist Martyn Lewis CBE said: “Volunteering groups make a huge contribution to people’s lives, often without praise for the incredible job they do. A prestigious National Honour such as The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service can prove invaluable in so many ways to their ongoing success”.The success rate of applications is good: in 2009, 95 groups from across the UK were selected from the 406 nominated groups.www.queensawardvoluntary.gov.uk Nominations for 2010 Queen’s Volunteer Award close this month Tagged with: Awards Volunteering 13 total views, 2 views today 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.
PhiladelphiaSince the start of November 2020, more than 3,000 incarcerated workers and at least 1,200 guards and staff have tested positive for COVID-19 in the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (PA DOC). Since last March, at least 58 people behind DOC bars have died from the pandemic, the majority of those deaths in the last six weeks.On Dec. 21, Workers World interviewed Bryant Arroyo, imprisoned at State Correctional Institute (SCI) Frackville, on what he’s experiencing during this massive COVID-19 outbreak.Bryant Arroyo: So what I want to say is that this whole department is really in shambles, from the top down. As you know from our former interview, we had discussed this facility was most likely the last to have any cases of COVID. We didn’t have any for the past seven to eight months. And what people need to understand, central office [PA DOC HQ] became aware that this facility was negative for any COVID cases, which you would think would be something that is commendable. And you would recognize the fact that that’s exactly how you wanted the rest of your other institutions to be. But there is a key factor in this, that since they didn’t have any cases, they opened up the floodgates to other institutions to fill up this facility with individuals that were positive and transferred from other hotspots in order to get federal funding. The only way that they would get federal funding is if they had positive cases of COVID.WW: Have you been tested?BA: On 11/17, we both got tested, myself and my cellmate, Christopher Smith. On the 19th, I was informed my test came back negative. On the 24th of November, they had an officer come and escort my cellie downstairs to the closet where COVIC tests are done and they informed him his test came back positive, but they were giving him a retest and they told him to refrain from divulging that information to me. On Nov. 29th, RN Krep came directly to our cell and summoned Chris and said, listen, make sure that you pack everything up. You know what this is about. I really can’t say, but you got to pack up because you’re going to quarantine. So my whole thing is that from the 19th, all the way to the 29th, he should have been immediately expedited to quarantine, not 11 days later. So what you did was put me in danger, in a vulnerable position to contract COVID. The point is that they left him there. And they didn’t quarantine him immediately, like they did everybody else. As a result of that, I put in a request to the superintendent, Kathy Britain, and informed her and I also put in a request to the director of health care services, Ms. Karen Holly, RN, CHCA. I have not received either of the two tests, the antibody or another COVID test, which I should have been given as a result of Chris testing positive for COVID. So not only did you endanger my life and welfare, but you also did that to the staff members and their families, because you left him in population. So every day that we got a shower, we used the phone, we used the kiosk, he was out like everybody else for that one hour or half hour. Britain’s response was: “You have to sign up for sick call and let them determine if additional testing is needed. We don’t routinely do antibody testing.” Holly’s response was, “If you had COVID, you would have developed antibodies. No indication for an antibody test to be completed.”I feel it was an assassination attempt on my life. Everyone else testing positive was taken away except for my cellmate, for 11 days! Now I’m still pending the outcome as to what they are going to do.A mental health crisisWW: Half an hour a day out of your cells – how is that affecting everyone?BA: The other aspect of this is that there’s a lot of mental health issues. But the deterioration and the effects of this is definitely being pronounced. Just last night there was a fight next door to my cell, and they took both of them out. So now one is in the hole and one is in the hospital. That happened last night, early in the morning. That’s an issue of mental health. And as the pressure cooker continues, this is the result, not being able to be out and really exercise and get sunlight, a combination of factors of the monotony of the same routine over and over again, and not enough space. This is the result.My other neighbor to the right of me, Luke Edward Miller, Dr. Pantell took his meds without any explanation. Then he was also going off, acting erratic, interacting to the point where the officers had to cover him. And then they gave him a Skype visit with the psychiatrist because there was no psychiatric staff on hand. But the medication that he’s on, he’s supposed to be weaned off of it; he shouldn’t be cut right off, because his body was shaken. He was feeling different emotions. He was explaining that to me through the vents. And just yesterday, I asked him, How did he feel? And he explained to me that, you know, he’s not feeling good, but he’s trying to maintain himself so that they don’t stick him in the hole for doing something that he’s not supposed to do. And he also asked me for information with respect to an attorney. So I gave him the name of an attorney who deals with medical negligence, and also any type of issues that are dealing with the medical department. A week later, the same doctor re-prescribed the same meds.Another example is that of Marcelle McLendon and Dennis McClain, who both tested positive. These were individuals that were immediately expedited when they came back on the list of COVID positives. They were two out of five people that they immediately evacuated out of the wing on Nov. 29. I had informed you that they set up what they call the satellite hospital at the gym. As a result, you would think that they were going to put them there. And then they opened up the hospital here, which is the former behavioral modification unit (BMU). It was formerly the hospital 18 years ago, and they reopened it because of the COVID situation. But McLendon and McClain were immediately removed from the wing, and they were placed not in the BMU. They were placed in the RHU, which is the restricted housing unit and they put them in a cell that had no electricity, no hot water. They were deprived and denied access to phone calls. And they were mistreated, like if they had done a disciplinary infraction. They were actually from the general population but were punished for testing for COVID. So they punish you for having COVID. It’s a quagmire and a real conflict of conscience. Because if the person has the symptoms, and the nurses come by and tell them well, if you’re feeling that, the only thing that they got to give you as far as medication is to drink water. This and punishment. And then instead of the 14-day quarantine, they left them there for seven days, and then they didn’t retest them before coming out to general population. They just pushed them right out on Dec. 7. Yeah, so it is a total debacle.Medical mistrustWW: So I know with the flu shot, many people refused to take that. For the COVID vaccine, will everyone take it or will there be a lot of resistance?BA: When they initially promoted the flu vaccine, they had stated that, if the population of prisoners would take it, they would put $5 onto your account. And immediately, word spread. And you know, some guys inquired with me, and I said, the last time I checked the history of the PA DOC, they’ve really never paid anybody to take anything. That’s number one. Number two, is that anytime that they do pay you an incentive, or a gift, if you will, from the Department of Corrections, or the government, it’s for an experiment. So to me, it backfired on them. And it did a total disservice for a lot of people to refuse and say, no, I’m not taking it. And they had to sign a basic waiver and said, no liability, no responsibility, if in fact, you get sick and you die because of not taking it. So a lot of people didn’t take it, regardless of the fact that there was a $5 incentive. It sounded suspicious. It would have been better off for them to say, we’re just doing the vaccines, whoever wants them, it’s available. That’s it. But to do this, as a quid pro quo. Yeah. Right. And it ain’t like a lot of people don’t know about the Philadelphia Experiment. They were paying them and what have you. That’s exactly what came to mind when I heard about it. WW: So will it be different with the vaccine?BA: I’m thinking yes. And I’ll tell you why. One is we’ve been locked down for over eight, nine months. People are starving to get back to the day that they can say there’s some normalcy, and there’s more time allotted for activities, more movement, school programs, law library. Everybody is waiting for the vaccine. And I’m one of them. As soon as it gets here, I’m just gonna say let’s go and put my arm out. Let’s get it in there. All right, and they should do that for the staff as well.Right now, the law library is very limited. The only way that you get to the law library is if you show them a paper from a court that you have a deadline. If not, you only can request for certain things. And everything else, they come to your hut, like for photocopies. I just recently got legal mail. And I had a letter or multiple letters for my attorneys. Then I had a note for a forensic pathologist, but I’m obligated to give them my attorney-client privilege information for them to make copies for me, which is a total breach of attorney-client privilege, privacy of that letter goes out the window, even though they say well, we’re just going to photocopy it. I don’t know that. I put it in my file or send it to security? Yeah. So this is what’s going on here. There’s a lot of cutting corners. And they’re just going through as if it was a meat processing plant. Just full-blown production, every chicken is the same. Just keep it moving.WW: Yes, there was a 38-year-old man named Cornelius Staine with a five-year sentence at SCI Pine Grove who died of COVID a couple weeks ago.BA: So he didn’t get a real five-year sentence, he got a death sentence, which is a gross miscarriage and unconscionable aspect of what is going on within these facilities. Because there is no medication.There’s a lot of issues with respect to what’s going on and how everything is developing. A buddy of mine named Shawn Saunders commented that it is our Constitutional right to question and seek justice for oneself, and for all those that are similarly situated. He stated that at SCI Frackville on a daily basis, there is an imbalance and mismanagement on COVID quarantine operations; there is insufficient COVID aftercare for the many prisoners currently on the housing units that have become sick from COVID, such as untreated respiratory problems, chest pains, digestive problems, and constant body aches. However, this ain’t limited to the continuing surge of mental health deterioration among its overall prison population. So he’s saying basically, this is the new norm of pervasive injustices that must be challenged with the ultimate goal of replacing them with accountability, safety, healing, instead of punishment.So you know, when you look at the big aspect of this, you have everybody looking at each other and saying, what do we do?And the only thing that the medical department has stipulated is drink water and hopefully, you’ll get through the process. The quarantine is luck of the draw, because if you don’t get to the BMU, the hospital with only eight beds available, then they have the satellite hospital and I don’t know if they have used that at all.Back in November, the prison shared a video warning us that our water was contaminated and could compromise our health, but now just weeks later they want us to drink more water as a treatment for COVID? It’s horrific. Bryant ArroyoFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruption July 20, 2009 – Updated on June 8, 2019 Shock and grief at human rights activist’s murder in Russian Caucasus News Receive email alerts to go further Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing June 2, 2021 Find out more May 5, 2021 Find out more News RSF_en News Organisation May 21, 2021 Find out more News RussiaEurope – Central Asia Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders is appalled and saddened by the murder of former journalist Natalya Estemirova, the Russian human rights NGO Memorial’s representative in Chechnya. Her body was found on the afternoon of 15 July in the neighbouring republic of Ingushetia following her abduction in the morning in the Chechen capital of Grozny.Estemirova helped Reporters Without Borders conduct a fact-finding visit to Russia’s three Caucasian republics – Chechnya, Ingushetia and Dagestan – in March. The information and analyses she shared with Reporters Without Borders reinforced our conviction that the Caucasus is on the brink of chaos and that human rights activists like her are bravely filling the gap left by a dwindling independent press.“We salute the exemplary courage and commitment of this human rights activist and former journalist, we share the grief of her friends and family and we join them in honouring her memory,” said Reporters Without Borders, which participated in a demonstration in her honour in Paris on 17 July.“We remind the Russian authorities of the violence and abuses to which the population of the Caucasus has been abandoned and we urge them to take action,” the press freedom organisation added. “The authorities must publicly condemn this murder and demonstrate a real determination to combat impunity. A human rights activist’s abduction in the heart of Grozny and ensuing murder at a time when Chechnya is supposedly safe again shows that, despite the optimistic claims, the issue of the Caucasus has not been resolved.”Employed by one of Russia’s best known human rights NGOs, Estemirova specialised in exposing human rights violations in Chechnya and previously helped to cover the wars in this troubled republic as a journalist. She was awarded many prizes and was nominated for the European Parliament’s Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought in 2004.Oleg Orlov, the head of Memorial, claimed that Estemirova’s murder was ordered by Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov, who had never hidden his hostility towards her and had even threatened her publicly. Kadyrov responded by describing Orlov’s allegation as “bizarre” and brought a libel suit against him. As a result, Memorial announced on 18 July that it was temporarily suspending its activities in Chechnya. Follow the news on Russia RussiaEurope – Central Asia Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown