22nd January 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Casino & games Japanese lawmaker submits bill to abolish IRs A member of Japan’s largest opposition party has submitted a bill that would scrap the law allowing for integrated casino resorts in the country.The move follows accusations of bribery related to the development of integrated resorts in Japan against Zhengming Pan, director and chief executive officer of Chinese betting lottery and betting operator 500.com.Pan stood aside earlier this month (6 January) until an internal investigation into the claims is completed.The emerging scandal also led to renewed opposition to the original Integrated Resorts Bill, which was passed in July 2018.The bill was submitted by former Minister of Finance Jun Azumi, a member of the Constitutional Democratic Party, which is the official opposition to Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party-led coalition government.Azumi’s bill would come into effect immediately and includes a provision that any confidential information known to members of the Casino Management Committee regulatory body may not be disclosed.However, as the governing parties are unlikely to back Azumi’s bill, its chances of passing are extremely low.The controversy also looks to have prompted the government to delay the publication of the guidelines for selecting the host cities of the integrated resorts, which had originally been due for release this month. Local media reports that further changes may now be made to the policy.Operators that have expressed interest in building an integrated resort in Japan include MGM, which promised a “uniquely Japanese, world-class integrated resort”, as well as Caesars Entertainment, Hard Rock International, Melco Resorts and Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment.In November 2019, Japan’s government nominated Michio Kitamura, former inspector general of legal compliance at the Defence Ministry, to head up the Casino Management Committee.This followed a public consultation on proposed regulations for integrated resorts, which launched in September, and closed on 3 October. A member of Japan’s largest opposition party has submitted a bill that would scrap the law allowing for integrated casino resorts in the country. Regions: Asia Japan Topics: Casino & games AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address
The Division ruled that there was therefore sufficient difference in the permit systems to be consistent, meaning the monopoly for the lottery licence can be maintained. Email Address Lottery regulation After appeals against the monopoly system were made by private gaming companies – one by Betfair and another by the Dutch Online Gambling Association (NOGA) – the Administrative Jurisdiction Division has rejected the appeals and ruled that the single-permit system for organising lotteries is justified. The Netherlands’ gaming authority, de Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), has been authorised by the Dutch Administrative Jurisdiction Division to grant a monopoly organising state lotteries, in three different rulings issued today (10 March). Court ruling allows Dutch lottery to continue operating as monopoly Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 10th March 2021 | By Conor Mulheir It said that the question of whether a single permit system for state lotteries is allowed had already been raised in a ruling in 2018, which saw the KSA provide reasons that the single-licence system is consistent. Topics: Legal & compliance Lottery Lottery regulation Online lottery Retail lottery State monopoly Otherwise, it said, there is a risk that none of the providers would be powerful enough to present such a large prize pool that the function of directing as many customers as possible to the legal offering could be fulfilled. The Administrative Jurisdiction Division today ruled that the KSA was consistent in issuing a single lotto licence to Dutch lottery operator Lotto BV while issuing multiple charity lottery licences. While there are similarities between the state Lotto and charity lotteries, the Division said, there are also important differences. A key difference is that because the aim of the Lotto is to have as many people as possible gamble through a legal provider, it is important that the market is not divided among several providers. Tags: Kansspelautoriteit Lotto BV Regions: Europe Western Europe Netherlands The number of draws for lottos is also much higher than for charity lotteries, it said, and lottos contribute a much lower percentage of their proceeds to charities. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter
Projects Spain Houses Year: Allín Valley Town Hall / Ekain Jiménez Valencia + Patxi Lapetra IriarteSave this projectSaveAllín Valley Town Hall / Ekain Jiménez Valencia + Patxi Lapetra IriarteSave this picture!© Berta BuzunarizHouses•Spain Save this picture!© Berta BuzunarizThe presence of the healthcenter also affects the design of the proposal, in terms of its location on theplot. The orientation of the health center is respected above all, so that thetown hall becomes part of the whole. The access to the town hall is marked bythe alignments of the health center, so that there is a frontal approach to thebuilding from the outside. Both buildings form a new place with clearly civiccharacteristics, regardless of the size of the project. And this new place, thisplot, serves not only as a basis for these buildings, but also as a new smallpublic area for the citizens. Architects: Ekain Jiménez Valencia, Patxi Lapetra Iriarte Area Area of this architecture project Similarly, the exterior is intended to be areflection of that fact, placing value on the representativeness of thebuilding, avoiding activities beyond the strictly necessary: the container isthought of as a small concrete box, whose striated texture gives the building acertain domestic character. The number of openings has been reduced to aminimum, leading to the opposition of wall/opening in each of the facades. 2010 2010 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/372110/allin-valley-town-hall-ekain-jimenez-valencia-patxi-lapetra-iriarte Clipboard Save this picture!PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessWood Summit Smaland ConferenceEventVideo: One World Trade Center Tops OutArticles Share + 23 Share CopyConstruction:Fco. Javier Vivar ToméClient:Ayuntamiento del Valle de AllínConstruction Company:Excavaciones Fermín Osés, SLBudget:282.119€Country:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Berta BuzunarizRecommended ProductsWoodAccoyaAccoya® CanalsCoffee tablesBoConceptMadrid Coffee Table AD23Residential ApplicationsULMA Architectural SolutionsPolymer Concrete Facade in Diagonal TowerText description provided by the architects. The project originates from a compact anddefined volume that brings together the entire program in two levels of 150square meters each. The main objective is to organize the program optimizingits functionality without design concessions that hinder the clarity of uses.The ground floor covers the most public uses of the program (administration andpublic service area, offices, multipurpose room and restrooms). On the firstfloor are the plenary hall and archive, as well as restrooms. “COPY” Save this picture!© Berta BuzunarizIt is therefore a town hall thatarises from a strong and defined volume, but whose composition graduallyreduces rigidities without reaching an excessive domesticity, whose small sizehelps its reading, and where the dislocation of symmetry gives the buildingsome ambiguity which removes us from the idea of unique power. Save this picture!© Berta BuzunarizThe elements that define the interior space are exclusivelylimited to meet the requirements of functionality and comfort, avoiding anyunfortunate idiosyncratic actions, based on the “law of least effort”. “COPY” Save this picture!© Berta BuzunarizThus, what is a simple and abstract volume atfirst, becomes an inhabited object through the combination of openings and thestriated treatment. CopyAbout this officeEkain Jiménez ValenciaOfficeFollowPatxi Lapetra IriarteOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSpainPublished on May 14, 2013Cite: “Allín Valley Town Hall / Ekain Jiménez Valencia + Patxi Lapetra Iriarte” [Casa Consistorial del Valle de Allín / Ekain Jiménez Valencia + Patxi Lapetra Iriarte] 14 May 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
CopyHouses•Jakarta, Indonesia Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/904077/j-residence-dk-lab Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/904077/j-residence-dk-lab Clipboard “COPY” Area: 977 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2018 ArchDaily “COPY” Indonesia Year: CopyAbout this officeDK-LABOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesJakartaYakartaIndonesiaPublished on October 23, 2018Cite: “J Residence / DK-LAB” 22 Oct 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
2018 Pascale Gomes-McNabb Design, Pascale Gomes Interiors: Photographs: Brett Boardman Photography Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project SDA “COPY” Lead Architects: Builder Exterior and Interior finishing: Castle Cove House / TERROIRSave this projectSaveCastle Cove House / TERROIR Products used in this ProjectWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – PivotingDesign Team:Robert Beson, Sarah Benton, Josh Lynch, Amanda Clarke, Alex Moore, Kirrill GrigarinHydraulic Engineer Design:Warren Smith & PartnersJoinery:RintoulMetalwork & Structural Steel Contractor:Salken EngineeringCity:Castle CoveCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Brett Boardman PhotographyText description provided by the architects. The history of the single-family house in Sydney during the last century is one that fuses an evolving approach to our relationship with the landscape with a history of experimentation in residential house design. These two strands have come together most memorably in the occupation of the steep and often spectacular landscapes around the inner harbour and the modes of habitation made possible in the way these houses relate to their site and Sydney’s benign climate.Save this picture!Basement planThis project is sited in one of these classic Sydney contexts, Castle Cove, where steep ravines contain tributaries that flow through angophora bushland down to the harbour. The sandstone geology is omnipresent and takes many forms, from mighty escarpments to minor ripples in the bedrock. These landscape tectonics inform the design, where a concrete shell of irregular geometry steps around outcrops and contours, creating an indeterminate form that is distinctively new but also could equally be a strange object ‘unearthed’ in excavation. Either way, the concrete element reverberates with the site geometry while forming a built escarpment that provides a plateau for habitation. Save this picture!© Brett Boardman PhotographyThe concrete escarpment is roofed in a zinc membrane that folds over to form a smaller pocket to the rear containing private rooms. Both materials will patinate over time, moving again from a “new” to “pre-existing” form. The infrastructural nature of this primary gesture has in its counterpoint the means of occupying the house through a series of crafted timber linings that enableoccupation of this concrete landscape with a spirit and glamour reminiscent of the California’s mid-century houses by John Lautner and others. The resulting interior spaces connect inhabitants with the monumental and wonderous nature of the landscape yet still provide intimate moments for occupation that are so necessary for everyday life.Save this picture!© Brett Boardman PhotographyThese linings are further embellished with a number of steel, brass and mirror inserts that are like devices or instruments that start in the practical requirements of occupation, given their basis in linings, benches, windows and skylights. The common thread through each instrument is the further diffusion of the concrete container both physically (in fissures and pockets that increase its porosity) and perceptually (through mirrors, skylights passing through all levels, openings that limit acoustic privacy) that serve to mentally expand the scale of the building. In every case, the instruments serve to intensify the relation between occupants and landscape so directly established by the primary concrete form.Save this picture!© Brett Boardman PhotographyThis strong connection to place has also led to passive house strategies embedded in and intertwined through the form of the structure. The basement acts as a cold sink that allows for cool air to be constantly drawn through the main living spaces via floor vents and operable skylights purposely tilted north to draw heat and assist in the convection process. Combined with cross ventilation, generous overhangs, thermal mass, double glazing with internal and external blinds and a hydronic under floor heating system these passive strategies have produced a thermally stable environment for the occupants that requires little active power consumption.Save this picture!© Brett Boardman PhotographyProject gallerySee allShow lessManuel Lima on How Data Visualization Can Shape Architecture and CitiesInterviewsAxonometric Projections in Brazilian Architecture: 20 Examples on How to Visualize Y…Misc Share ESD Advice & Thermal Modelling: Area: 510 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: CopyHouses•Castle Cove, Australia Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/942754/castle-cove-house-terroir-plus-pascale-gomes-mcnabb Clipboard Architects: TERROIR Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Brett Boardman Photography+ 19Curated by María Francisca González Share Photographs Australia TERROIR, Pascale Gomes-McNabb Design, Pascale Gomes TERROIR, Pascale Gomes-McNabb Design, Pascale Gomes Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/942754/castle-cove-house-terroir-plus-pascale-gomes-mcnabb Clipboard GD Concrete Concreter: Plumbing Contractor: Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Vitrocsa, ATLITE, Apparatus Studio, CDK stone, Modular Lighting Instruments, REHAU, elZinc, Earp Brothers, Euroluce, Greene Fire, Internal, Panles, Regipol, Veneer Panels, Vistrosca Callic Constructions, Ed Callanan ArchDaily Olding Constructions Electrical Contractor: Houses Structural Engineer: Innerwest Plumbing Lighting Design: SBE, Beckham Price Interior Styling: Castle Cove House / TERROIR CandSnee Gerard Reinmuth, Chris Rogers, Scott Balmforth Builder Concrete Structure: “COPY” CopyAbout this officeTERROIROfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCastle CoveOn FacebookAustraliaPublished on July 03, 2020Cite: “Castle Cove House / TERROIR” 03 Jul 2020. 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AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Fund Raising Realities Every Board Member Must Face: A 1-Hour Crash Course on Raising Major Gifts for Nonprofit Organizations 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. 15 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 27 October 2007 | News
Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown June 17, 2019 – Updated on June 21, 2019 Igor Rudnikov’s release confirms that victories are possible in Russia RussiaEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Council of EuropeCorruptionImprisonedJudicial harassment Receive email alerts May 21, 2021 Find out more RussiaEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Council of EuropeCorruptionImprisonedJudicial harassment Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing to go further News Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Russia Credit: Olga MALTSEVA / AFP Organisation RSF_en News Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruption News June 2, 2021 Find out more News Читать на русском / Read in RussianWelcoming today’s release of Igor Rudnikov, a Russian journalist held on trumped-up charges for the past 20 months, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) demands an impartial investigation into the way he was persecuted and calls for a continuing campaign for the release of the six other journalists imprisoned in Russia.In an unusual and rapid succession of positive developments, Rudnikov’s release by a court in Saint Petersburg came just six days after investigative reporter Ivan Golunov’s release in Moscow.Ruling that there were no grounds for the charge of “extortion” on which Rudnikov was arrested on 1 November 2017, the court convicted him on the lesser charge of trying to abuse his influence and gave him a community service sentence that was much less than his time in preventive detention, with the result that he was immediately freed.“We are deeply relieved by Igor Rudnikov’s release,” said Johann Bihr, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. “Those who inflicted this ordeal on him must now be held to account. He was the victim of a relentless quest for revenge, which included being beaten and deprived of his newspaper. His release nonetheless confirms that victories are possible in Russia. We must continue campaigning for the six other journalists who are still imprisoned.”Rudnikov edited the weekly Novye Kolesa, the leading independent newspaper in Russia’s western enclave of Kaliningrad, and was well known there for hard-hitting investigative reporting, which had already resulted in his being the target of two murder attempts and many other prosecutions.Despite a lack of any evidence, Rudnikov was arrested when one of the region’s top police officers, Gen. Viktor Ledenev, claimed that he had been the victim of a blackmail attempt by Rudnikov after the newspaper reported that Ledenev owned undeclared real estate assets. Hounded on all sides, Novye Kolesa was forced to close.Rudnikov was defended by Mass Media Defence Centre (MMDC) attorneys Tumas Misakyan and Anna Panicheva.Russia is ranked 149th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. Related documents rsf_osvobozhdenie_igorya_rudnikova_06.2019.pdfPDF – 98.2 KB May 5, 2021 Find out more
Organisation Reporters Without Borders draws the international community’s attention to the constant danger to which many media throughout the world are constantly exposed and calls on governments to ensure that threatened media and journalists are protected. RSF_en Help by sharing this information They include Uthayan in Sri Lanka, Express TV in Pakistan, Radio Shabelle in Somalia, Dosh in Russia and Radio Progreso in Honduras. They and many others are repeatedly threatened and attacked by media freedom’s enemies. In addition to their constant struggle to provide their fellow citizens with coverage of local developments, corruption cases or human rights violations, the journalists employed by these news outlets must also fight for their physical safety and the freedom to work in an independent manner.The predators of press freedom who threaten them have two things in common – a refusal to accept criticism and a readiness to use violence against their media critics. Nigeria, Pakistan and Somalia – government failures and militia terror In Pakistan and Nigeria, armed groups that terrorize the entire population repeatedly target journalists in both their propaganda and their armed actions. In Turkey, the newspaper Agos continues to pay a price for its commitment to human rights.In 2014, Pakistan’s Express Media group was the target of ten physical attacks, some with heavy weapons, and six of its employees were killed. Attacks on its journalists are often claimed by the militant group Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), which does not hide the fact that it is trying to prevent coverage that reflects badly on its image.Express News TV journalists Raza Rumi and Jamshed Baghwan managed to escape murder attempt targeting them in early 2014, but Yaqoob Shehzad, Khalid Khan, Ashraf Yusuf and Waqas Aziz did not. They were gunned down in broad daylight by individuals who were never identified or caught.In the reign of terror imposed by the Islamist group Boko Haram in Nigeria, the media are exposed to the threat of suicide bombings and their journalists become the targets of reprisals if Boko Haram does not like their reporting or suspects them of working for the security forces.Channels TV’s correspondent in the northern city of Kano was killed in January 2012 while trying to interview the victims of a series of Boko Haram attacks in Kano. Nigeria Television Authority reporter Zakariya Isa was gunned down in 2011. Bomb attacks on several newspapers, including ThisDay, The Moment and The Daily Sun, in Abuja and Kaduna also bore Boko Haram’s hallmarks.Agos, a Istanbul-based bilingual weekly that defends the rights of Armenians and other minorities in Turkey despite the murder of its founder and editor Hrant Dink in 2007, is the constant target of threats and smear campaigns by a range of ultra-nationalist and fundamentalist groups. Its website is also the target of cyber-attacks.A tireless advocate of democracy and national reconciliation, Dink was convicted of “insulting Turkish identity” shortly before his murder. Agos cannot count on the police, who did nothing do protect Dink although they had information that his murder was being planned. Predator states – critics hounded, constant reprisals For many media, the main threat comes from state authorities, who often use intermediaries in civilian dress to harass or attack them.This is the case with Uthayan, a daily based in Jaffna, in northern Sri Lanka, which was the only Tamil-language newspaper to keep going throughout the 1983-2009 civil war between the Tamil Tiger separatists and the regular army. It has never stopped covering controversial subjects despite being the target of acts of violence carried out with police and military complicity. What with abduction of its journalists, death threats, attacks on its offices, forced closure, destruction of equipment and smear campaigns, there is little that Uthayan has not endured and it continues to pay high price for its frequent revelations about illegal activity by the government and armed forces.In Somalia, the authorities have succeeded where the Islamist militia Al-Shabaab failed, eliminating a major source of independent and outspoken local news coverage by closing Radio Shabelle on 15 August 2014 and jailing its editor, Mohamed Bashir Hashi, one of the country’s best known journalists.Harassment of the station’s journalists is not letting up. Although recently released, Shabelle Media Network owner Abdiimalik Yusuf Mohamud and Radio Shabelle editor-in-chief Ahmed Abdi Hassan are still charged with incitement to commit crimes and break the law and could be detained again at any time and tortured by the National Intelligence and Security Agency.In Honduras, Radio Progreso pays dearly for criticizing the 2009 military coup. The station’s director, Jesuit priest Ismael Moreno, says that 15 of his employees have received death threats, forcing the station to adopt security measures. The police threatened Isaac Leonardo Guevara Amaya, Radio Progreso’s correspondent in the northern city of Tela on 18 February 2013.Despite repeated requests from the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, the government continues to refuse to take measures to protect Radio Progreso’s employees, one of whom, Carlos Mejía Orellana, was murdered at his home on 11 April 2014 after several death threats.Instead of addressing Radio Progreso’s urgent security needs, the authorities continue to gag its journalists and one of them, Albertina Manueles Pérez, has been the subject of judicial proceedings since June 2014 for an alleged act of sedition against internal security.Dosh must take risks to be only independent magazine covering political and social developments throughout the Russian Caucasus, a region prey to abuses by the security forces, an Islamist insurrection and widespread corruption. Since creating Dosh in 2003, Chechen journalists Israpil Shovkhalov and Abdulkhazhi Duduyev have been the targets of anonymous threats and constant surveillance. Members of their families have also been threatened and physically attacked.Dosh’s courageous local reporters are also under threat and one of them, Timur Kuashev, was murdered in Nalchik, the capital of the autonomous Kabardino-Balkar Republic, on 1 August 2014. When interviewed by Dosh’s reporters, many people refuse to give their name for fear of reprisals. Urgent need for security News In November 2014, Reporters Without Borders urged the international community to appoint a special adviser to the UN secretary-general to ensure effective implementation of a new General Assembly resolution on the safety of journalists.Building on a resolution adopted in December 2013, the new resolution reaffirmed the concept of journalism as an activity that includes not only professional reporters but also “private individuals” and “a range of organizations.” It also reaffirmed the obligation to protect journalists in both wartime and peacetime, condemned the increase in attacks on journalists worldwide, and urged governments to do more to combat impunity for acts of violence against journalists.A total of 66 journalists were killed in 2014, bringing the overall number of journalists killed in connection with their work in the past decade to 720. January 16, 2015 – Updated on January 25, 2016 These media are under constant threat
Comments are closed. A programme to develop the leadership skills of team leaders atGlaxoSmithKline has helped save line managers’ time. The development programme, introduced in October 2000 at the firm’sMaidenhead site, has given team leaders increased responsibility for staff. Asif Khan, people development adviser at GSK, explained that team leaderscan now carry out risk assessments, appraisals, holiday and absence managementand disciplinary procedures, which were previously the responsibility offirst-line managers. The four- or five-week programme has been staggered over a 12-month periodand gives participants the chance to do work-based assignments. Khan said, “The terms are gapped so that staff can practise the skillsthey have learnt in the classroom.” So far, 30 team leaders and seven first-line managers have entered theprogramme. The programme has also helped save the company more than £500,000 by cuttingthe number of temporary workers at the site and redeploying permanent staff,depending on the demands of various production lines. Previous Article Next Article Glaxo training saves time for managersOn 11 Sep 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.