Nigerian authorites team up to fight gambling corruption

first_img9th March 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Nigerian authorites team up to fight gambling corruption The Nigerian National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC) and the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) have struck a new partnership fight “unscrupulous companies” in the country’s gambling industry.Both organisations have agreed to work closely to vet licence applications from potential lottery operators as well as “plug leakages” in the system.“This collaboration has been long overdue […],” Lanre Gbajabiamila, Director General of the NLRC, said. Our mandate is to regulate lottery, sports betting and gaming activities in Nigeria. Our Commission can only do so much on its own because of the way the industry has grown and continues to grow.Abubakar Garba, registrar general and chief executive of the CAC, said the commission had experienced problems in the past regarding registration of lottery operators and hoped that the collaboration would prevent these issues in the future. In January, the NLRC prohibited the operation, promotion and sale of tickets of all unapproved foreign lottery games after multiple instances of operators failing to pay players’ winnings.“We have had issues in the past with the registration of lottery companies,” Garba said. “This made us revisit the earlier requirement that approval in principle must be obtained from the NLRC before such registration.“But we have been mindful of the need to properly regulate these companies. Generally, as an agency, we have dispensed mostly with the approval in principle because of delay in the process,” he explained. “Instead of asking for approval in principle, we will create database for the NLRC so that from the comfort of your office, you would be able to verify whether a company is registered with us as a lottery company.”Gbajabiamila said that the two organisations already worked together to scrutinise potential lottery operators, but will step up these efforts.“Since I assumed office two years ago, we have, together with the CAC, been tackling frivolous business names to confirm whether they are registered with the CAC or not,” Gbajabiamila  said.“The NLRC took it upon itself to first of all vet applications through [the CAC, which] in turn, sent them back to us for confirmation. I believe that is the spirit of working together as Federal agencies to ensure the mandate and preaching of Mr. President [Muhammadu Buhari] on anti-corruption and leakages are taken care of.” Email Address The Nigerian National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC) and the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) have struck a new partnership fight “unscrupulous companies” in the country’s gambling industry. Legal & compliancecenter_img Topics: Legal & compliance Lottery Regions: Africa Western Africa Nigeria Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterlast_img read more

Hotshot: Zebre and Italy U20 back-rower Antoine Koffi

first_img Zebre and Italy U20 back-rower Antoine KoffiDate of birth 15 January 1999 Born Mondovi Club Zebre Country Italy Position No 8When did you first get involved in rugby?I started playing aged five with Amatori Parma. My parents took me and what I liked most when I started was the environment and my team-mates.What other sports did you play growing up? I did some judo aged four before joining my first club.Who were your childhood heroes?I never had a real idol or reference when I was a kid, but I was looking at my senior club mates to get inspiration and improve myself.What positions have you played? I was an outside-centre in my early playing years before moving to No 8, which is my current position.What are your strengths? Carrying the ball forward and using the gaps in the defence. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Talk us through your progress to Italy U20… I joined the FIR U18 preparation centre in Remedello, near Brescia, and played for Italy U17, then advanced to the U18 squad the following year, even though I underwent some knee surgery in the same season.In 2017-18 I was a National Academy member and was selected in the U20 squad, playing against Wales and Scotland in the Six Nations before making my way to the U20 World Cup.Who has been the biggest influence on your career? All the coaches I’ve worked with had a serious influence on my rugby.What are your goals for the rest of 2019? Now the Six Nations is over, it’s improving our final positioning in the Junior World Championship (Italy finished eighth in 2018). From an individual perspective, I’d like to get more opportunities for Zebre in the Pro14.What do you do away from rugby? As I’m focused on being a better player, I’m totally committed to my rugby career. Rugby is the main focus of my life.RW VERDICT: Big things are expected of this back-rower. At 6ft 1in and 16st 10lb, he puts his size to good use as a ball-carrier and Italy will need that power at the Junior World Cup in June, where their group contains Australia, England and Ireland. Tight tussle: Antoine Koffi fends off a Wales U20 tackle during the Six Nations (Getty Images) center_img This article originally appeared in the May 2019 edition of Rugby World magazine.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The Italian youngster talks through his progress through the rugby rankslast_img read more

Face-off: Take the points or kick to the corner?

first_imgShould teams kick for goal at every opportunity to amass points? Or is opting for field position – and tries – a better way to twist the knife? Read our April 2020 issue debate Face-off: Take the points or kick to the corner?TIM HAYWARDEngland rugby supporter“Do you remember England losing to the All Blacks by one point in November 2018 after choosing to kick a penalty to the corner rather than at the posts? I do.Games can be won and lost by the finest of margins. So why is rugby apparently not applying the philosophy of maximising marginal gains that we hear so much about in other sports?These days sports at the highest level seek to optimise every aspect, to nudge every variable in their favour. We now see nutritionists and psychologists, tight-fitting shirts and GPS trackers. So why aren’t the statisticians in rugby advising players on such a crucial issue which can so clearly make the difference between winning and losing?Misguided? England lost 16-15 to New Zealand in 2018 after spurning easy points (Visionhaus/Getty)Over the past three years Owen Farrell’s success rate with the boot has been 78% – an average of 2.3 points per penalty kick. The probability of a kick to the corner leading to a converted try would have to be greater than one in three to be seen as a better option statistically.Ken Quarrie, chief scientist for New Zealand Rugby, took a look at Super Rugby. He calculated that teams opting for a lineout within 15m of the opposition try-line were scoring only 27% of the time – not matching the ‘one in three’ target.So it’s a no-brainer! There has to be an overwhelming and astonishingly good reason not to kick for goal from a penalty.”Having a pop: Damian Stevens of Namibia kicks a penalty during last year’s World Cup (Getty Images)ALAN PEAREYRugby World writer“Rugby is a game of guts and emotion and instinct, not cold calculation. Scientists can do their maths but what about the context and momentum of a match? Attacking mindset: Exeter’s Joe Simmonds kicks to the corner during a Champions Cup tie (Getty Images) Consider a team under the cosh against Exeter or Leinster. Seeing them kick to the corner must fill them with dread as they contemplate the physical and psychological pressure set to follow in defending their line.The Chiefs won’t necessarily score directly from a lineout maul but use it as a bridgehead to launch phase after phase of forward drives in the 22. Often they don’t even bother with the lineout but merely tap and run a penalty.Ask a team whether they would rather face that or see the opposition kick for goal and most would leap at the chance to take the three-point hit and get back upfield to try to exert pressure of their own.Risk and reward: Josh Adams scores in the RWC 2019 semi – after Wales opted for a scrum from a penaltyIt’s not just that. Kicking to the corner whips up the crowd, generating noise and a buzz that gets players’ adrenalin pumping. Michael Leitch fed off that when deciding not to kick at goal against South Africa at RWC 2015 and his reward was the greatest upset in sports history.And even though, in the same tournament, Chris Robshaw’s decision to go for the corner against Wales didn’t pay off, he was staying true to principles.Be honest England fans, you wanted to beat Wales that day, not just draw. People are essentially greedy and Robshaw went for broke. Rugby is all the richer for such boldness.”center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS What do you think? Email your views to [email protected] debate first appeared in the April 2020 issue of Rugby World.last_img read more

Sermon du 12 juillet de l’Évêque Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows, Diocèse épiscopal…

first_img 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 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Albany, NY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Washington, DC Rector Martinsville, VA General Convention, Featured Events Rector Pittsburgh, PA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Rector Columbus, GA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Posted Jul 19, 2018 Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Belleville, IL Rector Collierville, TN Rector Hopkinsville, KY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Au nom du Dieu unique, saint et vivant.Veuillez vous asseoir.Et bien, bonsoir les saints ! Comment allons-nous ce soir ? Je veux dire, cela fait une journée, n’est-ce pas ? Cela fait une semaine. Cela fait deux semaines pour nombre d’entre nous.C’est un honneur d’être dans ce lieu et de vous apporter un message alors que nous approchons de la conclusion de cette 79ème Convention générale. Et vous savez que nous sommes arrivés au point de la convention qui ressemble plus à la fin d’une course sur route. Vous savez que j’aime courir des courses de temps à autre et il y a toujours un moment où quelqu’un porte une pancarte qui dit : « vous êtes presque arrivé ! ».Mais on n’y est pas vraiment. Donc en réalité nous sommes effectivement presque arrivés.Et cela a été quelque chose cette convention, n’est-ce pas ? Je ne sais pas pour vous mais je n’ai jamais été plus optimiste pour l’Église épiscopale. N’est-ce pas vrai ? Vous le ressentez, n’est-ce pas ? Il y a quelque chose de différent, il y a quelque chose de différent dans l’air – et Dieu sait que nous en avons besoin. Est arrivé, je pense notamment ces jours-ci, ce moment d’étirement et d’expérience de nouvelles manières d’être ensemble, d’être témoin avec audace alors que nous avons défendu les personnes qui souffrent et sont vulnérables, nous avons prié dans de nombreuses langues et nous nous sommes immergés plus profondément dans l’appel à être la branche épiscopale du Mouvement de Jésus. Nous savons, j’espère que nous savons, qu’être la branche épiscopale du Mouvement de Jésus n’est pas une expression toute faite sympa, parfaite pour les autocollants ou les tee-shirts – c’est une immersion profonde dans une manière d’être, une manière de vivre, une manière d’aimer.Il y a douze jours nous nous sommes rassemblés, venant de partout dans le monde, pour nous occuper des affaires de ce que nous appelons la société missionnaire domestique et étrangère de l’Église épiscopale. Et à quelques exceptions près, nous avons passé la plus grande partie de notre temps tout près d’ici, vous savez, en quelque sorte confinés dans quelques kilomètres carrés autour du centre de conventions. Et je n’arrive pas à mettre le doigt dessus mais je sais que – depuis le moment où nous sommes arrivés il y a deux semaines jusqu’à aujourd’hui, nous ne sommes plus les mêmes. Nous ne sommes plus les mêmes. Depuis la lamentation, la confession, et l’engagement envers le changement de vie durant la séance d’écoute « Me Too » qui a démarré notre moment jusqu’au Réveil rempli du Saint Esprit – je veux dire, nous avons eu un réveil, vous tous, un vrai de vrai ! Je veux dire, vous savez et je sais que nous faisons cela partout dans l’église mais vraiment, nous avons fait un réveil au Texas, alors vous savez, on a fait fort et c’est quelque chose que je pensais que nous n’allions jamais voir. Puis, les témoignages publics que nous avons eus sur les questions de violence armée et d’immigration, et notre réconciliation et réunion avec le Diocèse de Cuba – oui – nous sommes en train de vivre une liturgie, mes amis, nous sommes en train de vivre une liturgie ces dix derniers jours et Dieu est en train de donner une nouvelle forme à l’église.À l’heure qu’il est, nous recentrons notre attention et je me pose la question, ma question pour ce soir est véritablement de savoir si vous êtes prêts. Sommes-nous prêts ? Sommes-nous prêts à partir ? Et je sais qu’il se fait tard – voyons l’heure – il se fait tard et vous commencez probablement à penser à rentrer chez vous, commencer par faire la valise, faire tout ce qui est nécessaire avant de partir de la 79ème Convention et je veux savoir si nous sommes réellement prêts à partir et faire tout cela ?Parce qu’il y a quelque chose de différent.Nous sommes envoyés, mandatés à nouveau par Jésus pour aller dans le monde entier faire en sorte que ce que nous avons fait ici importe. Nous sommes envoyés pour faire en sorte que ce que nous avons fait ici importe, non seulement pour nous et pour l’Église épiscopale mais pour le monde. Notre Évêque Primat a prêché, a enseigné et nous a encouragé à y aller et je veux savoir si nous sommes prêts ! Car, avec tout le respect que nous devons aux Saints du Nevada, ce qui s’est passé à Austin il ne faut pas que cela RESTE à Austin – donc je veux savoir, êtes-vous prêts à y aller ?Êtes-vous prêts ?Nous ne sommes pas différents des premiers disciples de Jésus qui étaient mandatés par Jésus pour y aller. Les onze, vous vous souvenez, l’ont rencontré sur le mont en Galilée et, bien que certains doutaient, Jésus est resté clair et leur a commandé : Allez donc, de toutes les nations faites des disciples en les baptisant au nom du Père et du Fils et du Saint-Esprit. L’action dans l’Évangile de Matthieu arrive assez rapidement à ce moment-là du livre. Et c’est ce qui se passe, après que Jésus a été crucifié, est mort et enterré et après que Marie Madeleine et l’autre Marie trouvent la tombe vide, et trouvent Jésus ressuscité, nous avons ce nouveau commandement. La première réaction de Marie Madeleine et de l’autre Marie, leur première réaction est de crainte mais vous remarquez qu’elles dépassent leur crainte, qu’elles dépassent leurs craintes et qu’elles suivent les instructions de Jésus. Je m’en voudrais si je ne mentionnais pas que si Marie-Madeleine et l’autre Marie étaient restées craintives, nous ne serions pas ici aujourd’hui. Amen ? Nous ne serions pas ici. Cela ne m’échappe pas que les femmes sont les premières à qui l’on dit de partir et de dire aux frères d’aller à la rencontre de Jésus en Galilée. Que celui qui entend comprenne, que celui qui entend comprenne que nous pouvons croire les femmes dès la première fois.Et tout à leur honneur, tout à leur honneur, les onze ont cru les femmes, ont suivi leurs instructions et sont partis. Je peux leur rendre honneur, vous savez ? Il faut rendre honneur lorsque cela est mérité. Et les voici sur le mont, les onze qui adoraient Jésus et, tout en doutant, ils sont venus et ils ont été mandatés pour aller enseigner aux autres la voie de Jésus – cette voie aimante, libératrice, source de vie de Jésus, confiant qu’il serait avec eux jusqu’à la fin des temps.Bien-aimés, il est temps pour nous de quitter le sommet de ce mont et d’aller dire aux autres ce que nous avons vu et fait ici – ce que nous avons appris ici sur comment être l’église. Cela parait fou, je sais, parce que nous parlons de la Convention générale après tout, que d’aucuns pourraient ne pas exactement appeler une expérience de sommet de mont. Mais pour nombre d’entre nous, c’est bien la culmination de la façon dont nous conjuguons nos efforts et célébrons d’être l’église. Mais que se passerait-il si nous partions d’ici et rentrions chez nous pour encourager autrui dans la voie de l’amour ? L’encouragement est l’une des dernières grandes pratiques. Nous n’en parlons pas assez. Mais c’est une pratique vitale. Car encourager, c’est donner de l’espoir, de la détermination et de l’orientation. C’est un travail du cœur. Nous qui sommes continuellement encouragés par la vie sacramentelle, liturgique et communale dans le Christ, sommes appelés à encourager un monde qui reste craintif. Nous craignons l’un l’autre, nous craignons la différence, nous craignons d’être vulnérables, nous craignons de ne pas être d’accord, nous craignons oh tellement de choses. Mais cette crainte nous retient en créant un monde où des choses incroyablement mauvaises sont normalisées. Nos craintes ne vont pas nous protéger. Nos craintes sont en train de nous tuer.Mais nous qui suivons Jésus sommes appelés à témoigner que la vie peut être et est différente lorsque nous sommes vrais l’un envers l’autre. Lorsque nous changeons la relation que nous avons, lorsque nous partageons, et que nous partageons vraiment et que nous disons la vérité, nous changeons la relation. Lorsque nous partageons les récits qui sont presque trop douloureuses pour nous, nous changeons la relation. Et nous pouvons même changer notre cœur lorsque nous regardons et écoutons attentivement pour voir si Dieu est déjà à l’œuvre en l’autre et au travers de l’autre. Ainsi comme la prière, le repos, le culte et l’encouragement, cette manière de voir et d’entendre comme Jésus est une pratique. Et nous devons le faire encore, et encore, et encore.Pratiquer la manière d’aimer dans Jésus signifie qu’il devient difficile d’être témoin d’une blague sexiste et de laisser passer, ou d’entendre un commentaire incontrôlé qui renforce les stéréotypes de haine et de simplement laisser passer. Ou d’absorber la micro-agression raciste et de laisser passer parce qu’« ils ne voulaient pas vraiment dire ça » ou que vous êtes simplement trop fatigué pour devoir encore dire quelque chose. Il convient de répéter que le rêve de Dieu pour nous n’est pas un apaisement politiquement correct, le rêve de Dieu pour l’humanité n’est pas aussi petit. L’élimination de la haine, de la suprématie blanche, de la misogynie, de l’homophobie et de la xénophobie du cœur humain pour que nous puissions nous tourner vers l’amour, est une question de normalisation de l’amour en raison et non en dépit des différences. C’est là le début du rêve de Dieu.Donc, au cours de cette Convention générale, nous avons fait des choses que je n’aurais jamais pensé voir ou expérimenter. Et je ne veux pas seulement dire, vous savez, comment des milliers d’épiscopaliens tapaient des mains, généralement en mesure ; je veux dire, nous nous améliorons tout le temps, oui vraiment ! Mais je veux parler de la façon dont nous témoignons de notre foi en public. Comme la semaine dernière lorsque le Comité d’évangélisation et d’implantation d’églises, le Comité 11, a été envoyé deux par deux pour converser sur la foi avec les gens dans les rues d’Austin. J’y suis allée avec la Députée Lee Ann Walling du Delaware et nous avons rencontré Keifred. Où est Lee Ann ? Ah voici le Delaware ! Nous avons rencontré Keifred et cet homme était là assis en pleine chaleur à midi et dessinait dans son journal ; il m’a fait penser alors que nous lui parlions de la vérité de l’évangile que nous avions véritablement besoin d’écouter ce jour-là, je sais que j’en avais besoin – il nous dit : « Notre Dieu arrive toujours à l’heure ». Alors écoutez-moi l’église, on nous avait demandé de sortir de la beauté climatisée du confortable JW Marriott pour voir où Dieu était déjà à l’œuvre et nous avons été bénies dans les cinq premières minutes par un homme partageant la Bonne Nouvelle avec nous.Être témoin de notre amour de Dieu dans le Christ en public est simplement d’être là et de déclarer à l’autre : je vous vois. Je reconnais que vous êtes là – vous ne serez pas invisible pour moi. Vous avez de l’importance. L’histoire de notre témoignage au Centre de détention Hutto fut douloureusement beau. Parce qu’être là est important – être là, le simple fait d’être là était la bonne nouvelle pour les femmes qui agitaient des morceaux de papier aux fenêtres du centre de détention reconnaissant qu’elles étaient vues – un autre témoignage de la normalisation de l’amour.Bien-aimés, c’était presque comme si tout Austin était mandaté pour sortir et NOUS enseigner la manière aimante, libératrice et source de vie de Jésus – je veux dire, imaginez ça ! Imaginez alors ce qui peut nous attendre de retour chez nous. Je suis pratiquement sure que, chez nous, il y a aussi un message qui nous attend. Et que nous pouvons faire la même chose pour l’un l’autre – les disciples s’encouragent les uns les autres dans la façon d’aimer.Il est presque temps de partir et avec les paroles de la Grande commission, nous sommes envoyés.Et, ne l’oublions pas, nous devons toujours nous souvenir que nous sommes envoyés par Jésus. Et c’est peut-être trop évident parce que nous disons Jésus souvent, n’est-ce pas ? Mais dans notre émotion du retour à la maison et au bureau comme d’habitude en quelque sorte, souvenons-nous que nous sommes envoyés par le Jésus qui a vécu sa vie en marge. Nous sommes envoyés par le Jésus qui a choisi d’unir sa destinée à celle des désavantagés, des égarés et des esseulés. Nous sommes envoyés par le Jésus qui s’est trouvé pris dans les rouages du système de justice pénale de son époque. Nous sommes envoyés par le Jésus qui aimait suffisamment ses amis pour accepter leur trahison et leur désertion. Nous sommes envoyés par Jésus qui fut suspendu jusqu’à la mort dans la chaleur du jour se sentant abandonné par Dieu tout comme par les hommes. Et nous sommes envoyés par Jésus qui a été crucifié, est mort, est sorti victorieux de la mort comme il l’avait promis et est revenu vers ses amis qui tout d’abord ne pouvaient ni ne voulaient le croire. Et une fois qu’ils l’ont cru, ils ont commencé à embraser le monde, embraser le monde.Donc je vais vous demander, les Saints, vous êtes prêts ? Vous êtes prêts ? À être la branche épiscopale du Mouvement de Jésus, vous êtes prêts ? Laissez-moi seulement vous dire maintenant, juste pour être sûre, parce que cela signifie que nous ne pourrons rester où nous sommes. Les mouvements bougent, n’est-ce pas ? Les mouvements bougent. Les mouvements bougent. Il y a des décisions que nous prenons d’un moment à l’autre pour vivre d’une certaine manière et les Saints – c’est notre moment. C’est notre moment. Ce qui veut dire, si jamais nous étions appelés à nous réclamer de la fonction contre-culturelle du christianisme qui consiste à mettre le monde à l’envers pour que nous puissions normaliser l’amour au lieu de la haine – c’est maintenant. Maintenant. Et devinez quoi ? Vous connaissez la voie. Vous savez quoi faire. Vous avez tout compris. Maintenant allez-y ! 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Knoxville, TN In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Sermon du 12 juillet de l’Évêque Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows, Diocèse épiscopal d’Indianapolis 79ème Convention générale de l’Église épiscopale Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Smithfield, NC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Featured Jobs & Calls Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Bath, NC Rector Tampa, FL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem General Convention 2018 Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Le texte qui suit est le sermon que l’Évêque Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows, Diocèse épiscopal d’Indianapolis, a prononcé le 12 juillet 2018 à la Convention générale. 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Red Cross unveils bus as mobile charity shop

first_img Tagged with: Scotland Trading Volunteering 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Red Cross unveils bus as mobile charity shop Howard Lake | 1 June 2010 | News The British Red Cross has unveiled its first mobile charity shop in the form of a double decker bus. The Big Red Cross Bus is a charity shop and volunteer information centre. It is currently visiting 12 locations around the UK from 31 May to 12 June to celebrate Volunteers’ Week 2010.As well as generating income, the charity hopes the bus will help recruit new volunteers. Maryanne Burton, head of volunteering at the charity, said: “Lots of people think about volunteering but maybe don’t get round to doing it, so this is a fun way to find out more and give it a go. Besides browsing and shopping, you can also try your hand at sorting, steam-cleaning clothes and pricing the stock”.The bus’ visit to Stirling yesterday proved successful. Thirty one people registered as volunteers, a fashion student from Stirling University came along to give some fashion tips, and takings in the local Red Cross shop received a substantial boost as people went over to support their local shop.www.redcross.org.uk/standard.asp?id=40512  75 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2last_img read more

PolitiTalk: Mueller’s job security, Russia investigation update, Mike Pompeo

first_imgLinkedin TCU, SMU students collaborate on app for students, businesses Linkedin What we’re reading: Former Vice President dies at 93, Chad President killed on frontlines ReddIt print What we’re reading: Chauvin found guilty in Floyd case, Xi to attend Biden’s climate change summit Twitter Michael Rogershttps://www.tcu360.com/author/michael-rogers/ Previous articleTwo brothers strengthen relationship through musicNext articleHoroscope: May 2, 2018 Michael Rogers RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Larry Brogdon drove his ’55 Chevy from California to Fort Worth to claim a Horned Frog football scholarship. Quarterback of the freshman team, he was at practice one day when he looked up to see an imposing man crouching at the sidelines, holding a pipe and intently observing the play. “I want to introduce you to my dad,” said Steve Howell, one of the team’s receivers, leading Mr. Brogdon to the sidelines. It was the beginning of a relationship that would last more than three decades. Facebook Michael Rogershttps://www.tcu360.com/author/michael-rogers/ + posts Twitter Facebook ACT, SAT scores now optional for students applying to TCU in 2021 Michael Rogershttps://www.tcu360.com/author/michael-rogers/ Michael Rogershttps://www.tcu360.com/author/michael-rogers/ Michael Rogers ReddIt ‘Unchartered territory’ as Trump impeachment trial begins in the Senate Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s job security and a Russia investigation update, Mike Pompeo to Secretary of State and the upcoming summit between President Trump and Kim Jung-Un all on the season finale of Polititalk, with guest Dr. James Riddlesperger. Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Former President Jimmy Carter hospitalizedlast_img read more

US journalist deported, banned from returning

first_img Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law News Help by sharing this information Organisation TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Follow the news on Turkey News TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Reporters Without Borders is outraged by the Turkish interior ministry’s decision to deport US journalist Jake Hess and ban him from re-entering the country. Arrested by anti-terrorist police in the mainly Kurdish southeastern province of Diyarbakir on 11 August, Hess was deported on 20 August after being held for nine days. In its release in response to Hess’ arrest, Reporters Without Borders had demanded his immediate release and warned that his expulsion would not be an appropriate solution.“My client’s articles are said to have put the Turkish government in a delicate position,” his lawyer, Serkan Akbas, said. “The grounds given by the authorities for expelling him and banning him from re-entering the country are the fact that his name is on a list of people accused of links with the Union of Kurdistan Communities (KSK).” The KSM is a new organisation that is alleged to be an offshoot of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).Hess has told Reporters Without Borders he intends to bring a complaint against the interior ministry with the aim of getting the re-entry ban lifted. He also said he would take the case to the European Court of Human Rights if necessary.——————————————————————————-13 August 2010US journalist detained in southeast over coverage of Kurdish issueJake Hess, an American freelance journalist who writes for Inter Press Service (IPS), was arrested on 11 August in the mainly Kurdish city of Diyarbakir, in southeastern Turkey, and is currently being held at the headquarters of the city’s anti-terrorist unit.Accused of links with the Union of Kurdistan Communities (KSK), a new organisation that is alleged to be an offshoot of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), Hess could be deported or placed in pre-trial detention today.“Detaining a journalist should be an exceptional measure resulting from a thorough investigation establishing that he has committed a serious crime,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We call for Hess’s immediate release. Neither placing him in pre-trial detention nor deporting him are appropriate solutions. “Journalists who investigate sensitive subjects such as the Kurdish issue in Turkey are required to get in touch with all the parties involved. That should not be regarded as a crime. The Turkish authorities should be more transparent in their handling of this case and should avoid confusing journalists with what they cover.” The press freedom organisation added: “Kurdish media and journalists who cover the consequences of Turkish policy towards the Kurds are too often the target of harassment, which the authorities clumsily try to justify as a necessary part of their efforts to combat terrorism.”Hess’s lawyer, Serkan Akbas, told Reporters Without Borders he was arrested at around 5:45 p.m. on 11 August as part of an investigation into the KCK. He said Hess’s name appears in an indictment prepared by the Diyarbakir prosecutor’s office. It accuses him of frequenting the local office of the Human Rights Association (IHD) and acting as an interpreter for the IHD office and for delegations visiting Diyarbakir.Akbas said he did not think that the investigation into the KCK was the real reason for Hess’s arrest as he has never been summoned or questioned in the past in connection any proceedings against the KCK. The real reason had to be the articles he has written for IPS about the region’s deliberately-started forest fires, the depopulation of Kurdish villages and Turkish air strikes on homes in northern Iraq, he said.The trial of 150 alleged KCK members is due to start in Diyarbakir on 18 October. The defendants include Ahmet Birsin, the editor-in-chief of Diyarbakir-based Gün TV. If the prosecutor’s office decides to include Hess in this case, he could spend the next month and a half in pre-trial detention.The pro-Kurdish news agency Diha (Tiger), said Hess had helped the IHD in Diyarbakir but the IHD insisted that he had spent time at its office simply because he was a journalist. The news agency DHA (Dogan) said that Hess’s name had appeared in letters sent to European government officials and that he had provided information to the US authorities. It also said that he had worked with Muharrem Erbey, the former head of the IHD’s Diyarbakir branch, who was jailed on 24 December 2009 in connection with his political activity. News April 2, 2021 Find out morecenter_img News April 2, 2021 Find out more April 28, 2021 Find out more August 24, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 US journalist deported, banned from returning to go further Receive email alerts RSF_en Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editorlast_img read more

Hong Kong: investigative journalist Bao Choy convicted of “false statements”

first_img May 26, 2021 Find out more On 22nd April, Bao Choy (real name Choy Yuk Ling) was convicted for making false statements by the West Kowloon Magistrates’ Courts and fined HK$ 6,000 (about €650). She was accused of accessing the vehicle registration database in her efforts to obtain information whilst doing research for an award winning documentary which highlighted police inaction during a 2019 mob attack that targeted pro-democracy demonstrators in the district of Yuen Long. “Bao Choy was only doing her job and collecting information in the public’s interest and should never have been prosecuted, let alone convicted and fined”, says Cédric Alviani, RSF East Asia bureau head. “The fact that a journalistic investigation could become a punishable offence highlights the extent of the recent decline in press freedom in Hong Kong.”Last week, Jimmy Lai, 73, founder of Next Digital press group and its flagship newspaper Apple Daily and 2020 RSF Press Freedom Awards laureate, was sentenced to a total of one year and two months in prison taking part in two “unauthorised” protests. Lai faces six other procedures for which he risks up to a life sentence.Hong Kong, once a bastion of press freedom, has fallen from 18th place in 2002 to 80th place in the newly-released 2021 RSF World Press Freedom Index. The People’s Republic of China, for its part, has stagnated at 177th out of 180. April 22, 2021 – Updated on April 23, 2021 Hong Kong: investigative journalist Bao Choy convicted of “false statements” Follow the news on Hong Kong Hong KongAsia – Pacific Activities in the fieldMedia independence Freedom of expressionJudicial harassment Hong KongAsia – Pacific Activities in the fieldMedia independence Freedom of expressionJudicial harassment to go further RSF_en Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts News Organisation center_img News News Hong Kong: RSF appeals to the UN to act for the release of Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is appalled by the Hong Kong court decision to convict investigative journalist Bao Choy of making alleged “false statements” whilst working on an award winning documentary for public media group Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK). PHOTO: PETER PARKS / AFP Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK): Patrick Li, Director of Broadcasting or political commissar? May 28, 2021 Find out more In order to bypass journalists, Hong Kong Chief Executive launches her own talk show on public television News April 29, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Eight Firms Settle RMBS Fraud Claims with FDIC

first_img June 2, 2016 3,098 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago FDIC Residential Mortgage-backed securities RMBS Settlements 2016-06-02 Brian Honea Previous: Homeownership: Is the Opportunity There? Next: Plaintiffs Score a Victory in GSE Profit Sweep Suits in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: FDIC Residential Mortgage-backed securities RMBS Settlementscenter_img Eight financial firms have settled for a combined total of $190 million with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) over claims of misrepresenting the quality of certain residential mortgage-backed securities to five failed FDIC-insured banks, according to an announcement from the FDIC on Thursday.The FDIC, as a receiver for the five failed banks, filed six lawsuits from November 2011 to August 2012 claiming that the eight firms were in violation of federal and state securities laws regarding the sales of 21 Countrywide RMBS purchased by the five failed banks. In the suits, the FDIC claims there were misrepresentations in the offering documents for the 21 securities.The eight firms involved in the settlement are, alphabetically: Barclays Capital Inc.; BNP Paribas Securities Corporation; Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC; Deutsche Bank Securities Inc.; Edward D. Jones & Co., L.P.; Goldman, Sachs & Co; Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) Securities Inc.; and UBS Securities LLC. The five banks in receivership that will receive the settlement funds are: Colonial Bank of Montgomery, Alabama; Franklin Bank, S.S.B. of Houston, Texas; Guaranty Bank of Austin, Texas; Security Savings Bank of Henderson, Nevada; and Strategic Capital Bank of Champaign, Illinois. Four out of the five banks failed in 2009; the only one that did not was Franklin Bank, which failed in November 2008.With these six lawsuits, the FDIC has filed a total of 19 RMBS lawsuits on behalf of eight institutions, seeking damages for violations of federal and state securities laws, according to the FDIC. The last RMBS settlement for the FDIC prior to Thursday occurred in February 2016, when Morgan Stanley agreed to pay $62.95 million to settle four lawsuits which alleged that the investment banking firm sold toxic RMBS to three FDIC-insured banks that later failed, including Colonial Bank of Montgomery, Alabama.In August 2015, the FDIC filed a lawsuit accusing Bank of New York Mellon of breaching its duties as bond trustee for $2.06 billion worth of RMBS purchased by Guaranty Bank of Austin, Texas. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Eight Firms Settle RMBS Fraud Claims with FDIC  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Eight Firms Settle RMBS Fraud Claims with FDIC Share Save Subscribelast_img read more

Funeral of slain couple taking place this morning in Carndonagh

first_img Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook Facebook Twitter Previous articleMaria McCambridge second in marathon – Olympic hopes still thereNext articleLong term replacement will be needed for Castlefin Bridge – Doherty News Highland The funeral of Jimmy and Kathleen Cuddihy, will take place at Sacred Heart Church in Carndonagh today. The bodies of the couple, both in their 70s, were found at their home in Churchtown, Carndonagh on Thursday morning.On Friday night, at a special sitting of Ballyshannon court, Julian Cuddihy was charged with the murder of his parents.The 42-year-old was remanded in custody and Judge Kevin Kilraine directed that the prison authorities have him undergo a psychiatric assessment.The Family have issued a statement thanking Gardai, medical and other personnel, neighbours, friends and the local community for their support and sensitivity at this most difficult time.Today’s funeral at Sacred Heart Church will be conducted by Fr Con Mc Laughlin – He told Highland Radio News today that this tragedy has made Carndonagh a silent and mournful place……..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/frcon.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry center_img Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp WhatsApp Google+ By News Highland – October 28, 2014 Twitter Google+ Funeral of slain couple taking place this morning in Carndonaghlast_img read more