Malta makes suspicious betting reporting mandatory from 2021

first_imgNone of the ten respondents who provided feedback showed any objection to the Suspicious Betting Reporting Requirements directive, the MGA said. However, it added, respondents flagged concerns in particular about the potential for disputes between operators and players who may find their winnings and bets were withheld due to the launch of an investigation. The authority said prior to the SBRM being made available, a manual on how to use the system will be provided to all B2C operators for ease of reference. “Hence, the MGA’s SIU intends to continue discussing potential policy initiatives with its licensee via consultation processes, whilst also looking to start organising workshops, bi-annual round tables and a Sports Integrity forum involving all stakeholders.” Malta-licensed sportsbook operators will be required to report any suspicious betting patterns to the jurisdiction’s gambling authority from 1 January 2021 under new rules. Malta makes suspicious betting reporting mandatory from 2021 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 5th October 2020 | By Aaron Noy Legal & compliance The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) revealed the starting date of the new mandatory regulations following a consultation with operators after publishing its suspicious betting reporting requirements in May. The MGA said it would assuage these concerns by publishing a periodic update on the progress of cases, which would enable operators to update impacted customers. It also said customers could be directed to contact its dedicated player support department for any complaints about non-compliant behaviour by one of its licensees. Regions: Europe Southern Europe Malta The MGA said the ten betting operators, representative institutes and international bodies who responded to the consultation paper supported its integrity endeavours. It noted there was particular support for the MGA’s initiative in creating a Sports Integrity Unit (SIU) in 2019 solely dedicated to safeguarding the integrity of sport and sports betting. Topics: Legal & compliance Regulation Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) welcomed the suspicious betting reporting requirements when they were issued in May. An MGA spokesperson added: “As already reiterated throughout this consultation process, the MGA’s SIU is adamant to continue increasing its collaboration efforts with both its licensees and other stakeholders interested in safeguarding the integrity of sports and sports betting. The introduction of the SBRM is the latest development at the MGA since it announced the establishment of its SIU in August 2019 with responsibility for gathering intelligence and information relating to suspicious betting. In 2020 the MGA has signed a series of data-sharing deals for integrity purposes with a number of sporting bodies, including the Swedish Football Association, the Darts Regulation Authority and the World Professional Billiards & Snooker Association. The MGA said it intends to make available its Suspicious Betting Reporting Mechanism (SBRM) to all B2C-licensed operators on 1 November 2020. Even though the obligation to report suspicious betting will only be brought into force at the start of 2021, those operators who already report suspicious betting activity to the MGA, may begin submitting reports via the SBRM from November. In the guidelines issued in May, the authority said it would require licensees to provide a description of the markets on which suspicious activity has occurred and country from which the account behind any suspicious activity was accessed. Licensees must also inform the MGA of the time at which the bets were placed, as well as providing account information, and any evidence to support why the activity is considered suspicious, as well as listing all other bodies that have been notified of the potential breach. Email Addresslast_img read more

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NBA Results LIVE: Celtics roll past Raptors 122-100, Pelicans beat Wizards

first_img Cricket WTC Final Live- Ind vs NZ: Kyle Jamieson bags 5th five-wicket haul in 8th Test, rattles India in WTC final TAGSCeltics roll past Raptors 122-100FanCodeLive GamesNBA Live Streaming SonyLIVNBA Results LIVENBA schedulePelicans beat WizardsResults SHARE Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter By Kunal Dhyani – August 8, 2020 Cricket Previous articleBarcelona vs Napoli LIVE: Watch it Live on Sony Sports and Sony LIV toniteNext articleChelsea vs Bayern Munich LIVE: Watch it Live on Sony Sports and Sony LIV tonite Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeGrammarlyImprove Your Spelling With This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarlyUndoPhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickUndoE! OnlineCNN’s Christiane Amanpour Undergoes Surgery After Cancer DiagnosisE! OnlineUndoNBA Results LIVE : Celtics roll past Raptors 122-100,Kemba Walker scored 17 points in 23 minutes for the Celtics, who led by 40 at one point and kept slim hope alive of catching the Raptors for the No. 2 spot in the Eastern Conference postseason race. Boston also won the season series against Toronto, taking three of the four meetings.Fred VanVleet scored 13 for Toronto, which got 11 from Kyle Lowry and 11 more from Pascal Siakam. The Raptors’ starters – VanVleet, Lowry, Siakam, Marc Gasol and OG Anunoby combined to shoot 16 for 45 (36%) from the field, 3 for 19 (16%) from 3-point range.Toronto’s biggest deficit in its first three games in the bubble was six points against the Los Angeles Lakers. The Raptors trailed Miami by three, then didn’t trail Orlando at any point in their game on Wednesday.But only five minutes into this one, the Raptors were down eight.And it would only get worse from there for the reigning champions.The biggest deficit Toronto had faced this season was a 30-point hole against Dallas on Dec. 22, a game where the Raptors rallied to win. The Celtics didn’t allow anything close to a rally on Friday – after the Raptors closed within 10 early in the third, Boston went on a 36-12 run over the final 9:39 of the quarter.It was 91-57 entering the fourth, and the Raptors went with subs the rest of the way. Making the night even worse for Toronto: forward Serge Ibaka left early in the fourth after getting hit in the face on a drive by Boston’s Gordon Hayward.NBA Results LIVE : Results of all NBA Games played on Friday NightSpurs defeat Jazz – 119-111Grizzlies beat Thunder – 121-92Nets beat Kings – 119 – 10676ers beat Magic – 108-101Pelicans beat Wizards – 118-107Celtics beat Raptors – 122-100 WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch video Jaylen Brown scored 20 points, Jayson Tatum added 18 and the Boston Celtics never trailed on the way to an emphatic 122-100 win over the Toronto Raptors on Saturday morning.In the clash between New Orleans Pelicans & Washington Wizards, Pelicans won 118-107. Jrue Holiday  scored 28 points, as Pelicans defeated the Wizards 118-107 without star rookie Zion Williamson on Friday night, improving their chances of earning a Western Conference playoff spot. Cricket Facebook Twitter NBA Results LIVE: Celtics roll past Raptors 122-100, Pelicans beat Wizards Latest Sports News Latest Sports News Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Shaqiri doubles Switzerland’s lead after Seferovic opener at HT; Follow Live Updates YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Cricket Bengaluru RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR PSL 2021 Playoffs: Schedule, Timing, LIVE streaming, list of champions; all you need to know Formula 1 BCCI to form committee to take call on compensating domestic cricketers Cricket F1 French GP 2021: Max Verstappen pips Lewis Hamilton to win French GP, Perez finishes 3rd Tokyo Olympics: Deepika Kumari to be sole entry to Tokyo Games as Indian women’s recurve team fails to qualify Latest Sports News Football Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: Roach removes Markram in the first over; SA 5/1 (2 ov) – Follow Live Updates ISL: Sunil Chhetri extends Bengaluru FC stay until 2023last_img read more

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Lafarge Africa PLC (WAPCO.ng) 2014 Presentation

first_imgLafarge Africa PLC (WAPCO.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2014 presentation For more information about Lafarge Africa PLC (WAPCO.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Lafarge Africa PLC (WAPCO.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Lafarge Africa PLC (WAPCO.ng)  2014 presentation Company ProfileLafarge Africa Plc is a cement manufacturing company in Nigeria offering high quality concrete and aggregates for the home building and construction sectors. The company is one of the oldest cement manufacturing companies in Nigeria and is a member of the LafargeHolcim Group, the largest building and concrete solutions company in the world. It also diversified interests in manufacturing paint, repairing electric motors, transport services and Kraft bag production. Lafarge Africa Plc has plants in Ewekoro and Sagamu in the South West district; Mfamosing in the South-South district; and Ashaka in the North East district of Nigeria. The company has installed cement production capacity of 10.5MTPA and has plans to increase its production capacity. Its product range includes cement, aggregates, ready-mix concrete and pulverized fly ash. Cement solutions are marketed under the brand names Elephant, Ashaka, Supaset, PowerMax and Unicem. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Lafarge Cement WAPCO Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Presiding Bishop: Following Jesus means being a living witness, not…

first_imgPresiding Bishop: Following Jesus means being a living witness, not a slogan House of Deputies president says General Convention planners watching Texas’ legislative actions on transgender people, refugees Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Pjcabbiness says: Carol Lamparter says: Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Donald Heacock says: June 9, 2017 at 8:00 pm Amen Submit a Job Listing Press Release Service June 12, 2017 at 11:11 am There is a push in many countries to adopt alternate lifestyles. I suspect this agenda comes from multi-national corporations; the upper management in religious and non-religious institutions is happy to do their bidding. It would help if the church was more active in areas concerning better life (jobs, decent salary, health insurance, housing, clean environment, etc.). Recently I received an invitation from a new non-denominational healing center to attend their programs. The email read…“We are completely multi-faith friendly and LGBTTQQIAAP (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, ally, pansexual) friendly.”Will this be a good way to advertise the Episcopal Church? Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH June 11, 2017 at 12:16 pm I agree 100% that we should look critically at what politicians say, both liberal and conservative, and question what we hear spewed daily by media hacks and on the internet. However, I read the Bishop’s call to be a “witness” in the context of the Bishop’s recent call for Episcopalians to “wake up” wherein Bishop Curry advocated an “ongoing role in the public square.” The Article’s report of the February letter by Bishop Curry and Rev. Jennings to the Speaker of the House in Texas threatened political action in the form of an Episcopal boycott of Texas. A more complete disclosure of the contents of this letter is reflected on:http://www.virtueonline.org/episcopal-church-issues-veiled-threat-move-gc-over-proposed-texas-bathroom-lawThis source confirms the ENS Article’s statement that the the Bishop’s letter stated: ” At our conventions, we are duty-bound to ensure that all of our people are treated with respect, that their safety is guaranteed, and that our investment in the local economy of our host city reflects our values. . . . We would not stand then for Episcopalians to be discriminated against, and we cannot countenance it now. We would be deeply grieved if Senate Bill 6 presented us with the same difficult choice that church leaders faced more than sixty years ago.”In my opinion, claiming the Texas bathroom bill undermines the “safety” of Episcopalians and then threatening a boycott, is political posturing. I have no objections to the TEC’s adoption of gay weddings, but there are two sides to the “safety” and “privacy” arguments when it comes to communal bathrooms and showers. Bishops and pastors have the right to express their personal positions on this issue, but not in the name of all Episcopalians or with pledge money from those who disagree. Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Albany, NY Associate Rector Columbus, GA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Varina says: Marcia Matlick says: Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 June 13, 2017 at 7:14 pm I also support the statements of our presiding Bishop. He is simply, but strongly, urging us to be involved with society…just as Jesus was. Rector Tampa, FL June 10, 2017 at 10:10 am Everything that was spoken was I left christianity. Maybe it is time time come home and support the church as they attempt to walk Jesus’s path of love. Amen Millie Ericson says: 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 Judith Lane Gregory says: June 12, 2017 at 11:37 am Ken:I agree that the execution of Jesus Christ by the Roman state was politically motivated and was demanded by the religious leaders of that time. I also attribute the demise of the Episcopal Church to its political activism, at least in part. The difference is that the demise of the TEC is largely self-inflicted.I am an imperfect and sinful man, and I go to church for guidance on how to be a better husband, father, and person. I don’t go to church to be lectured on what or who I should vote for, and I will not pledge money for the TEC to use to support partisan political positions in the name of religion, some of which are contrary to my own political beliefs. My personal beliefs and “anger” are not the topic of this discussion board or appropriate for psychological analysis—the subject at hand is whether the executive Leadership should take positions on political issues, and the consequences to the membership when they do so. My opinions are really of little weight since I have left TEC–my comments serve only as my personal catharsis over the loss of the Church in my life. I do not regret having grown up in the Church, or the past time and capital I invested both on the Vestry and as a member of a local Episcopal Church, and I am sad to lose the weekly contacts with my friends and my pastor.My “anger” will pass. I have found a new place of worship that is not embroiled in internal and external political warfare: a place where we can again go home after church, enlightened and uplifted, rather than angry and frustrated. It is a small but growing non-denominational church that is a place where we put aside politics and personal differences, and where we socialize and welcome each other on the common bond that we all believe in God and Jesus Christ, and where we celebrate our blessings. June 11, 2017 at 4:59 pm Mike, although I disagree with you, I respect the manner in which you offer your opinions. I am what you would call an activist. The reason? Because when I exchange the Peace at church, I am acknowledging that each person there is my brother or sister in Christ (whether I like them or agree with them). So when the Constitutional rights of my fellow Americans are denied, that’s Mrs. Gonzales from church — my sister in Christ. Or a teen is told by some biased legislation that he or she is “less than” by virtue of color, sexual orientation, gender, that’s the acolyte carrying the Cross in the Procession on Pentecost. Our place as children of God doesn’t stop when we pass over the threshold of the church and go “into the world.” We never leave the world nor do we ever leave the church. When women’s rights are denied by politicians, that’s my life, my daughter’s life and my granddaughter’s future. That’s why I am an activist. Jesus taught love. He also was quite forthright with the money changers in the temple. no, Jesus did not as far as I know advocate riots. Neither do most activists. He did stand solidly with those who were being treated unjustly. That’s why I feel it’s right for me to stand up for my rights as a woman and hopefully to stand with the church to defend those who need the support against injustice. I’d like to think that you wouldn’t find it offensive to stand alongside your brothers and sisters in Christ and that we would do the same for you. June 10, 2017 at 1:01 pm Bishop Curry said: “Maybe we have had a period of being part of the establishment, which is no longer the case, and maybe we have enjoyed the benefits of being part of that establishment, but it may not be the case much longer.” What a sad eulogy for the once great Episcopal Church that I knew.I am quite sure that Bishop Curry and Rev. Jennings are faithful followers of Christ and good people, and I respect them both very much. But if they speak God’s “truth,” then why are the pews emptying rather than replenishing? Why are so many present and former members posting angry comments to virtually every ENS article? I think the answer is that the Leaders either are not listening, or they just don’t care. I have said it before in prior comments to ENS articles. The Church Leadership seems to be mired in the third stage of denial:1) denial that there is a problem;2) denial that there is a big problem; and3) denial that the problem has anything to do with them.I speak for no one but myself. For me, the message to “follow the teachings of Christ” by being a “witness” is the leadership’s call for political activism. They are much wiser than I when it comes to listening with “biblically-informed ears,” but I remain unpersuaded that Jesus was political.What apparently is not recognized in the Article or by the leadership is one undeniable truth: the political activism of the Church has polarized the membership and will continue to do so. “Teaching” the way of Christ has been replaced with using pledge dollars to finance the calls for resistance, denunciations of political leaders, sanctuary dioceses and protest marches where church leaders and members walk arm in arm with arsonists, anarchists and atheists, and presume to speak for all Episcopalians. If someone disagrees with the official position of the Church, then they are not only wrong, but un-Christian and evil. The dissenters are the goats rather than the sheep. (Matthew 25) I wish I was so confident in my political beliefs. I am not saying the Church is wrong on every political issue. I agree with some of the messages. But I am saying that when the Church only adopts and advocates leftists causes followed by the chant, “we are the Jesus Movement,” then the chant becomes nothing more than a partisan political slogan. Everything I’ve seen coming out of the corporate headquarters has the ship listing sharply to port. I have seen no ENS published report of bishops and clergy denouncing the violence and riots that have followed the call for “resistance.” We are 10 days from Memorial day, and I have seen no ENS article or Proclamation of Bishops praising the sacrifice of our soldiers who gave their lives to preserve our freedoms. I have seen my local diocese dedicate millions in pledge dollars to aid non-citizen refuges and illegal immigrants, but I have yet to see one penny allocated for wounded veterans or families without fathers. I have seen many calls to end poverty and racism, but I have seen no proclamation from an Episcopal convention that pledges support for a program which will create jobs for citizens so that they can live productive, happy and dignified lives. I apologize if I am wrong and missed such pronouncements.We live in the real world where bills must be paid, and someone has to pay them. It is not enough to denounce politicians or platforms in the abstract without offering specific alternatives and an explanation of “how much will it cost; who is going to pay for it, and what are the probable unintended consequences?” If Church supports the Paris Accord, then explain which Americans should loose their jobs, how will we replace those jobs, and who is going to pay the $100 billion fine to undeveloped counties? If the Church denounces an EO which targets immigrants who have committed crimes, then how does the Church plan to comfort the victims of violent crime, identity theft, and uninsured drivers when committed by undocumented aliens? If the Church supports transgender bathrooms, then how is the Church going to explain why the same arguments do not support a requirement that my 14-year-old daughter must share a shower room with an anatomically correct male who “thinks” he is a girl. The state of our Union is broken and ugly. We are all to blame. Rather than being a voice of peace and reconciliation, and a forum for finding common ground, I believe that the Church leadership has been complicit in the current civil war of rhetoric which risks escalation into a real civil war marked by violence and collapse. Elena Noble says: Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ June 10, 2017 at 5:15 pm I personally agree with the Presiding Bishop’s observations and call to action to walk in Love as Christ loved us. My interpretation of several quotes: 1) “I say this with all humility, I really do: Perhaps this Episcopal Church has come to the kingdom for such a time as this,” Curry said. “Maybe we have had a period of being part of the establishment, which is no longer the case, and maybe we have enjoyed the benefits of being part of that establishment, but it may not be the case much longer,” Curry said. “It is not a way of being Christian that is in the pocket of anybody’s political party, left or right or center, but a way of being Christian that dares to follow Jesus, to love the way of Jesus,” giving and forgiving as Jesus did while loving justice and mercy and walking humbly before God.” In my view, Bishop Curry is saying that because the Episcopal church aligns itself with the teachings of Christ and not any political party, the Episcopal community may now need to lead the way to continue to exemplify the teachings of Christ in a time where the establishment of Christianity has been used as a cloak by many with political and/or questionable motives.Second quote: “Curry, saying he feared he might be treading on dangerous ground, urged Episcopalians to listen to political rhetoric with what might be called biblically-informed ears. “When you sometimes listen to voices that portend to represent Christianity in our public life and public sphere, listen carefully to what is said and what is not,” he said. Do you hear the words of the Sermon on the Mount, or Matthew 25, the summary of the law or Jesus’ words at the Last Supper about love and serving others, he asked.” My interpretation of Bishop Curry’s statement is what the Bible said in Matthew 7:15 “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.” We should use critical thinking when we interact in daily life to determine if what is presented to us aligns with how Christ would have behaved or would want someone to behave in his name. John 13:34 makes it pretty simple: ” A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.” There are no stipulations or conditions. Simpler still the Golden Rule: Matthew 7:12 “So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.” In my opinion, Bishop Curry’s quotes are a call to action for critical thinking, listening, and walking the talk as a living example in love, as Christ did. In my opinion, folks should not just believe and accept statements from politicians and news sources as facts without first fact checking /critical thinking. Folks can sometimes absorb unchecked “information” into their way of thinking which risks accepting and promoting propaganda. I do not attend church regularly, but do pray several times a day to give thanks for my many blessings, to pray for peace and kindness to envelope every nation in the world. I am very thankful for the Episcopal Church and its Pastors, especially our Presiding Bishop Curry. Peace be with us all. Lois Keen says: Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Jean Cavanaugh says: Submit an Event Listing mike geibel says: Curate Diocese of Nebraska June 11, 2017 at 6:16 pm Thank you Terry Francis. You are absolutely spot on correct. The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group June 11, 2017 at 10:44 am Mike, your anger is palpable. In my personal experience, anger has a way of twisting things so that someone or something else becomes responsible for what I am feeling. A glance into a reflective surface, which might include the eyes of another, has made me realize that I am usually part of the problem. Have you made similar glances? Bishop Curry is on target. If you are able, look into his eyes and see what reflects.By the way, Jesus discouraged violence, but if you read carefully, he was quite political. That is why Rome executed him. Ben Hill says: mike geibel says: Course Director Jerusalem, Israel June 9, 2017 at 6:11 pm Amazing how our Presiding Bishop has managed to convert a faithful, Christ centered, thoughtful denomination into a generic, left wing, progressive, exclusionary social movement. If his objective was to eliminate a sacramental, atoning, theologically thoughtful and complex approach to the faith, he has succeeded. Mary Roehrich says: June 10, 2017 at 4:24 pm Some of us would never leave our ‘comfort zone’ and nice, uncontroversial worship without leader/prophets to remind us of God’s call and the evidence of the life of Jesus on earth is to be lived out today in our troubled world. I believe that God has called Bishop Curry and the Executive Council to stand up for truth, love and justice. I will follow, with God’s help. Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Collierville, TN June 13, 2017 at 8:04 am SOMETHING MORE IMPORTANTThere is something more important than dividing a church or a nation into conservatives and liberals. The two words have really come me to bother me for I think they are over used. I do not think that a Christian can be one or the other.​They must be both. We must conserve and liberate at the same time. We can never severe our ties from that part of history which belongs to us.The teachings of the Bible —the rule and guide of faith —our faith, is just as relevant now as it was two thousands years ago. Just because we live in a new day and must continually interpret the meaning of God’s word for our day does not mean that we throw the baby out with the bath water. You simply do not cut off the past to get to the problems of the future or even to the problems of this day —here and now.There is danger in a closed mind. We must always look in both directions. Therefore, we conserve and liberate at the same time.Something More Important! Jesus was both conservative and liberal. He was open to the future but he did not destroy the past. He came not to destroy the law and the prophets but to fulfill them.Again and again he referred to the teachings as found in the law and the prophets. They served as the very basis of his sermon —even his Sermon on the Mount. And yet at the same time he offered something new.A new commandment I give you; that you love one another even as I have loved you.You have heard that it was said of old, but I say of you…Jesus conserved and liberated at the same time. He did not destroy the past but he always moved out in such a way as to give life to others and to set them free.The Pharisees were very legalistic in their interpretation of the Law and the Prophets. Jesus was adding a new light to that interpretation. They did not know how to cope with this Jesus so they moved out to destroy him. Eventually they were successful. They caught their game. Man can most always be successful in destroy another human being; but it is something else to be so free and at peace with yourself that you can give this same feeling of freedom and peace to others.SOMETHING MORE IMPORTANT ~ Robert P. Starbuck, M.Div., PhD ~ August 9, 1970 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Jawaharlal Prasad says: June 10, 2017 at 9:09 am You said what I was thinking Rector Washington, DC June 10, 2017 at 10:13 pm Thank you, Bishop Curry, and all those who are seeking to come alongside the poor, the outcast, the oppressed, the marginalized as Jesus did in his earthly life. It is Jesus who spoke these words In Matthew 25 — “I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me…I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.” Be wise, dear friends, and innocent as doves. We are the Body of Christ in the world; and we must bear accurate witness to him. The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Angustia Hamasaki says: G Cutbirth says: Rector Smithfield, NC Featured Events June 10, 2017 at 3:58 pm Yes, you are correct in most of what you say, especially the part about not having read the same gospels that you have. But I was taught that Jesus spoke to the individual, never to government or government policy. Jesus preached personal responsibility not governmental control, and by teaching how we should live our lives and setting an example, he profoundly changed history and our lives. I am of the secular world, so I am sure you know and can quote the gospels much better than I can, but I obviously missed the chapter where he encouraged riots, railed against the emperor, encouraged followers to violate the oppressive Roman laws, or rallied the population into rebellion. June 13, 2017 at 9:53 am Agree. It is a sad day when good people get involved in politics which they know very little and in the name of my denomination. I don’t remember anyone shouting out for us when Obama took our jobs over and left us without or telling Putin he could be a lot more flexible after the election, or when we left our Ambassador and many others to die a horrible death in Benghazi and then lied about it……No, you did not. Why? June 11, 2017 at 8:01 pm Carolyn:I support and will defend your personal right to assemble, to protest and to voice your opinions. Believe it or not, I myself walked a union picket line in a former life, and most of the new hires at my firm have been women–because they were better qualified than other interviewees.My objection is not that the Bishop and pastors are wrong on every secular issue or wrong in participating in protests —the objection is that they fly the flag of the Episcopal Church and use Church money and their positions of authority to claim they speak for God and all one million plus members of the Church, when they do not. There are many members and many Republicans like myself who are quite orthodox in their Christian faith, who are fiscally conservative, who respect our Nation’s laws, and yet support many liberal causes. After one of the most divisive elections in history, the Episcopal Church lurched to the left and by doing so, lost the divine opportunity to be the voice of peace and reconciliation between the left and the right by encouraging both factions to seek common ground on social problems. The opioid epidemic is killing Americans at a rate equivalent to twenty 9/11 massacres every year, and nearly twice as many Americans die each year from opioid overdose as from gun violence, but I’ve seen only one ENS article showcasing the efforts of one local church. I would hope we all would support financial and pastoral aid for disabled veterans, but I have seen nothing from the Leadership. I don’t understand why the Leadership does not advocate preaching the Gospel on a personal level, and then focus the Jesus Movement on the causes that would unite us , and thus leave the divisive social issues to the ALCU and politicians. June 10, 2017 at 12:20 pm Me too. Interesting that the first comments are divisive, party line, and negative. Listen to Christ, not hate. G Cutbirth says: June 11, 2017 at 5:19 pm Marcia Matlick spewed the same tired accusations that those on the progressive left in this denomination are always accusing conservative Episcopalians of. We’re hate-filled, we’re divisive, we’re negative, yada yada yada. I guess in order to not be divisive in their eyes we have to agree with and walk in lockstep with their ideas and policies. Not gonna happen. Millie Ericson, you are right. The message of the gospel is not political but unfortunately progressives like yourself have made it very political. Constant protest marches, threats of boycotts, questioning the faith of anyone who dares to disagree with you and hating all things republican or conservative, oh yes madam, progressive Episcopalians have definitely politicized the gospel. Progressives in TEC have become more comfortable with the bullhorn than with the Cross. And here’s the thing that really galls me. People like me and Mike Geibel, and Pjcabbiness here on ENS as well as people in their individual dioceses have voiced concerns over the direction this Church is going policy-wise. Are the higher-ups like our PB, Rev Jennings and others even aware of this? Do they know this? Or do they know and simply don’t care? Do they think our concerns are so unimportant that they are not even worth taking the time to respond to? Conservative Episcopalians have for the most part, been totally ignored in this church. And that is an insult. We too are members of this church. We’re not potted plants. The progressive priests and bishops in TEC should at least have the decency to hear what we have to say, even if they don’t agree. I’m not going to hold my breath. Pjcabbiness says: mike geibel says: June 10, 2017 at 3:23 pm Well said. I, too am conflicted by the activist stance taking over our church. Is any effort being made to find out why we have lost over 20% of our membership in recent years? Terry Francis says: June 10, 2017 at 3:09 pm You certainly haven’t read the same gospel I have. Jesus defied the establishment by confronting their hypocracy, eating with outcasts and those deemed unclean by his culture, honoring women and children; calling all to love the poor, the foreigner the leper, the sojourner. He spoke of good husbandry and sewing seeds in good soil. These things are not political. They are the way of the Cross! Youth Minister Lorton, VA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 mike geibel says: Susan Salisbury says: June 21, 2017 at 3:49 pm What is scary to me is that most young people these days do not even know who Jesus is or even know how to pray. The reason for the decrease in most all churches I feel is because we no longer share what Christ has done for us lately. In stead we are caught up in what the world is doing. No matter what anyone says or preaches or takes stand on it is just that. A person who is broken, a person who does not have the answers, a person who is hurting, a person who truly wants good for others. We are all still searching for what is right and good and we most times rely on our limited human experiences and knowledge. What we all need to do is look to God as Jesus did and pray for each other and for the hurts of the world. We cannot fix them, it is too far from us to fix it. We can only come together and love one another and pray for the peace of God’s Spirit to surround us and enlighten us so we are not talking from hurts, hear-say, anger etc. We need to come together and pray and love one another. We can reach out to our neighbor and help them up when they fall. We can love the unlovable. We can be a word of hope in darkness. We can bring joy to those who are down and under. We can accept one another as we are. When we do this we are able to see with new eyes and hear with new ears. Only God can see the true light that is within all of us. Peace and Blessings to all. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry June 11, 2017 at 8:00 am Thanks for stating what is obvious to us all but people r afraid to speak it June 10, 2017 at 5:07 pm I am troubled by the unfounded assertion and belief by some that what the PB is teaching and promoting is somehow consistent with the truth of Jesus as revealed in scripture. This is simply not the case. The PB is constructing and disseminating a leftist narrative of our faith wherein Jesus has been reinterpreted through a political lens to the degree that a pseudo Marxist mythological Jesus has emerged and is now the object of the PB’s “movement”. Ron Starbuck says: Director of Music Morristown, NJ June 11, 2017 at 8:10 am Amen Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Carolyn Holmes says: By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Jun 9, 2017 Rector Bath, NC June 10, 2017 at 10:05 am I’m with the Presiding Bishop and Jesus. Doug Desper says: Trish simonton says: Marc Hembree says: June 10, 2017 at 10:28 am Jesus said: “Love one another as I have loved you.” Is it loving to demand compliance with tradition and practice against one’s principles? Is it loving to cast out the stranger? Is is loving to condemn our God given planet to destruction to accommodate our own real needs? We need to work on all these things. There are solutions out there. God gave us intelligence and flexibility and love. We need to use all of those gifts. Have faith! Executive Council, Gayle Fisher-Stewart says: Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Pjcabbiness says: Featured Jobs & Calls Ken Sandine says: June 10, 2017 at 11:48 pm To imply that acceding in any way to the Marxist mythological Jesus as presented by the PB in his “movement” is bearing accurate witness the the risen and atoning Christ as revealed in the Bible is utterly fantastic and factually void. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit a Press Release Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Executive Council June 2017, Lynne Taleff says: Millie Ericson says: Carolyn Gutierrez says: An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET June 12, 2017 at 9:28 am Well, You all have certainly given me much to digest and chew over. Nothing is ever one or the other. I wish we could get you all together in one space, take deep breaths, pass around the native talking stick and listen to each other rather than immediately begin to form a rebuttal. Could you all please read “Negotiating the Non-negotiable” and then come back to the table? What is the one thing we can all agree on and then work from there, allowing the Spirit in? Comments are closed. June 13, 2017 at 9:56 am Very well said and I agree. June 11, 2017 at 5:46 am We cannot be just like the observer, but a doer with God’s help. We try to maintain our prayer habit each day for the good of our church, evangelizing, and that our church are open for each one especially for all willing to be nourished and to grow as Christians and maintain it. I prayed that going church for God alone purposed, for his holiness and righteousness. We hope to include to our prayers, to solve the problems for Holy Trinity. That we may be all the instruments for peace, solutions and family of God in his churches. That God’s love is the color each day especially in our churches. Thanks for Presiding Bishop Curry and Rev. Jennings for answering Godhead’s calling. We need to respect God’s original gender creations. That the Lord God will heal the brokenness of our churches members, and gather the lost flocks, all in your God’s help Abba Father in heaven, the Spirit and in truth. Comments (36) Rector Belleville, IL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Hopkinsville, KY June 10, 2017 at 3:18 pm Good for you, Varina. Yes! It’s time. Come on back! Presiding Bishop Michael Curry tells Executive Council June 9 that Episcopalians are called to behave in a way that truly resembles the way of Jesus. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service – San Juan, Puerto Rico] The Episcopal Church’s Executive Council heard a call to authentic Christian action from its two leaders on the opening day of its June 9-11 meeting here.Presiding Bishop Michael Curry suggested that Episcopalian ought to look to the biblical hero Esther for a model. Set during the time of Jewish exile in Persia, she was initially seen as the beautiful, obedient, and relatively passive woman who was queen to the king of Persia. She came to believe that she was called to save her people and used rhetoric to persuade the king to save her Jewish people living in exile in Persia. Up until then, she had not revealed her Jewish identity.“I say this with all humility, I really do: Perhaps this Episcopal Church has come to the kingdom for such a time as this,” Curry said.“Maybe we have had a period of being part of the establishment, which is no longer the case, and maybe we have enjoyed the benefits of being part of that establishment, but it may not be the case much longer,” Curry said.He said such a time as this is a “strange national, cultural and global moment – when things are being turned upside down, when old patterns don’t work anymore, when the old rules don’t even seem to apply anymore, truth doesn’t seem to be what the truth used to be, and all of a sudden what’s wrong is right.  All of a sudden, even Christianity is co-opted by injustice, by lack of compassion, by inhumanity, by indecency.”Curry said part of the Episcopal Church’s vocation is to bear witness to a way of being Christian that actually looks something like Jesus of Nazareth. That way of being Christian is “not complicit with the culture, whatever that culture,” he said.“It is not a way of being Christian that is in the pocket of anybody’s political party, left or right or center, but a way of being Christian that dares to follow Jesus, to love the way of Jesus,” giving and forgiving as Jesus did while loving justice and mercy and walking humbly before God.The Church has had many slogans and campaigns, the presiding bishop said.“Yet, I don’t believe this is not a new slogan, a new campaign, a new program. In fact, it’s nothing new at all,” he said. “The truth is what we’re talking about now is a way of following Jesus. It is about being formed as followers of Jesus and, out of that, making a witness in the world that makes difference and bearing witness to a way of being Christian, which doesn’t sound like much” but deeply matters when “even Christianity has been hijacked.”Curry, saying he feared he might be treading on dangerous ground, urged Episcopalians to listen to political rhetoric with what might be called biblically-informed ears. “When you sometimes listen to voices that portend to represent Christianity in our public life and public sphere, listen carefully to what is said and what is not,” he said. Do you hear the words of the Sermon on the Mount, or Matthew 25, the summary of the law or Jesus’ words at the Last Supper about love and serving others, he asked.The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, president of the House of Deputies and Executive Council vice chair, tells council members June 9 that Episcopalians need to commit themselves to specific actions in the world as Christian witnesses. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceHouse of Deputies President the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings echoed those sentiments in her opening remarks. This, she said, “is a very difficult time in the United States to be a Christian committed to justice and peace among all people and the dignity of every human being, and it is good to come together in the midst of that difficulty.”Jennings said she is especially paying attention to three things: the treatment of refugees across the world; the specific treatment of refugees in Texas, along with that state’s efforts to pass a so-called “bathroom bill”; and the Church’s on-going response to caring for creation and President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Accord.The Episcopal Church is scheduled to meet July 5-13, 2018, in Austin, Texas, and Jennings said, “we are watching the situation closely with an eye to ensuring the safety and dignity of everyone traveling to General Convention next summer.”Texas Senate Bill 6 would require transgender people to use bathrooms in public schools, government buildings and public universities based on what the bill calls their “biological sex” as stated on their birth certificate. The bill would also overturn local nondiscrimination ordinances in cities like Austin, Dallas and San Antonio.The state Senate has passed the bill but the House has not acted. Texas Governor Greg Abbott has called the legislature back for a special session beginning July 18 and said that he wants legislators to pass the bill.Curry and Jennings wrote a letter to Texas Speaker of the House Joe Straus in February, thanking him or his stand against the bill. However, the letter notes that the Church moved General Convention from Houston to Honolulu in 1955 because the Texas city could not offer sufficient guarantees of desegregated housing for its delegates.“We would be deeply grieved if Senate Bill 6 presented us with the same difficult choice that church leaders faced more than 60 years ago,” Curry and Jennings wrote.Jennings told council that she, Curry and others are also watching the legal challenges to Texas Senate Bill 4, which threatens law enforcement officials with stiff penalties if they fail to cooperate with federal immigration authorities. The bill also allows police officers to question people about their immigration status during arrests or traffic stops.Jennings praised Curry’s recent statement on Trump’s decision to pull the U.S. out of the climate accord. She called on Episcopalians to ensure “that our decades-long witness to the stewardship of God’s creation and the compatibility of science and faith remain strong and steady during this perilous time for our planet.” She said it was appropriate for council to think about the issue in Puerto Rico, which she said is “one of the most vulnerable places on Earth to the impacts of climate change.”The rest of the meetingAfter the opening plenary on June 9, council spent the rest of the day meeting in its five committees. On June 10, council member Bishop Edward J. Konieczny of Oklahoma will lead his colleagues in a discussion of the recent Unholy Trinity conference, that was meant to find and commit to working toward solutions to the problems of poverty, racism and gun violence. Council, staff members and guests will travel to the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist for Eucharist on the morning of June 11. That afternoon, council’s committees will each report to the full body, proposing resolutions for the full body to consider.The June 9-11 meeting is taking place at the Condado Hilton Plaza.Some council members tweeted from the meeting using #ExCoun.The Executive Council carries out the programs and policies adopted by the General Convention, according to Canon I.4 (1). The council comprises 38 members – 20 of whom (four bishops, four priests or deacons, and 12 lay people) are elected by General Convention and 18 (one clergy and one lay) by the nine provincial synods for six-year terms – plus the presiding bishop and the president of the House of Deputies. In addition, the vice president of the House of Deputies, secretary, chief operating officer, treasurer and chief financial officer have seat and voice but no vote.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is senior editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS June 10, 2017 at 9:25 am Pjacabbiness — Why do you believe that doing as Christ did — standing up for the oppressed, the marginalized, those who suffer is a “generic, left wing, progressive, exclusionary social movement?” Jesus did found a movement and not a religion. Why can’t it be “both/and” rather than “either/or” for those who want to demonstrate a Christ-like life? Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET mike geibel says: Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 June 14, 2017 at 8:50 am Terry, as an outlier on some issues let me say that we should all mainly focus on what’s local while voicing concerns about National Church trends. Yes, one would think that the next General Convention would be focused as an emergency session on the future of the Church and why our combined numbers keep auguring deeper into the ground while the US population continues to grow. It’s not likely to happen because as we write there are people sharpening their quills to propose and alter and amend for the Kingdom of God to come on earth through social activism. Those fruits are usually not concerned with numerical strength and baptisms as one finds in the Book of Acts where the numbers of believers were constantly added to. Anyone with a sense of this Church’s history (particularly around the American Revolution) can see that we are returning to those days when there was a collapse of the larger structures and the real life of the Church was found in the local Church – sometimes led by laity. We are losing the equivalent of half of a diocese a year. Our ASA is now less than 579,000 and most churches are finding it hard to support clergy, their buildings, etc. While these are realities it doesn’t mean that the Church will die. The local Church expressions will continue long after all else spins its way into the ground. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Pjcabbiness says: Tags Rector Knoxville, TNlast_img read more

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La Marseta Country House / Sonia Miralles Mud

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/327516/la-marseta-country-house-sonia-miralles-mud Clipboard Area:  135 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/327516/la-marseta-country-house-sonia-miralles-mud Clipboard La Marseta Country House / Sonia Miralles MudSave this projectSaveLa Marseta Country House / Sonia Miralles Mud Projects Photographs Spain ArchDaily CopyHouses•Mutxamel, Spain La Marseta Country House / Sonia Miralles Mud Houses “COPY” Architects: Sonia Miralles Mud Area Area of this architecture project Photographs:  David FrutosSave this picture!© David FrutosText description provided by the architects. A farming- tools shed in an agricultural plot of land had to be converted in a in a small shelter in the country. That is how I was given my first project. It was a minimum programme, consisting in only one bedroom, a bathroom and a living room./ Next to the shed, there is a small hill that characterizes the plot.  It is a gentle slope, not very high but which everybody climbs to gaze at the landscape views. Save this picture!© David FrutosThe proposal was to substitute the shed for a new one, and it would allow a connection to the rise. With a simple operation, the project is generated; raising the land, as the ground is elevated when a spade is driven into the soil.  On this ground will grow miscanthus, pennisetum setaceum, lavenders, rosemary… A new level of passable ground is created. Save this picture!© David FrutosIndoors, life goes by under a concrete ramp.  Small openings look at the hill, and a large vertical one looks at the landscape. The fireplace is next to this last one, a recognized object of a past time. The fire inside hypnotizes those who look at it during the winter nights, while the under-floor heating warms the place. Save this picture!© David FrutosThe green roof, double walls, and cross ventilation bring back the atmosphere and temperature of the old Spanish country houses. The dwelling becomes a shaded spot, where one can seek refuge from the hot summer afternoons. Save this picture!© David FrutosOutdoors, the golden mortar covering of the walls, a thick material made of sand and gravel from the very same site, merges with neighbouring mountains and grounds.  This will also let the vegetation grow and climb the façade. Save this picture!© David FrutosTogether with the cypresses, poplars, elms, pines, mulberry, orange and olive trees, the house will appear as another element in the landscape. Save this picture!© David FrutosIn this project, the economic effort focuses on the construction of the green roof.  This is a rewarding and worthy expense because the insulating soil on the roof , together with the double walls, and the openings facing each other create an ideal climate both in the summer and winter, thus helping to energy saving. Traditional construction and local materials such as mortars, lime plaster and bricks are used in the exterior and contribute to balance the building’s budget.  Inside, galvanized steel, lacquered MDF and stoneware are combined creating a basic interior: a minimum space. Save this picture!© David FrutosExteriors that become interiors and vice versa; flexible and adaptable spaces; spaces that surprise, interact, change with the dweller… Architecture understood as an infrastructure that helps to enjoy one’s own piece of land.Save this picture!Plan and SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessQ1, ThyssenKrupp Quarter Essen / JSWD Architekten + Chaix & Morel et AssociésSelected ProjectsArt Residence Third Prize Winning Proposal / MegabudkaArticles Share Save this picture!© David Frutos+ 23 Share Year:  2009 CopyAbout this officeSonia Miralles MudOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMutxamelHousesSpainPublished on February 04, 2013Cite: “La Marseta Country House / Sonia Miralles Mud” 04 Feb 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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CSV to match skilled impact measurement volunteers to small charities for free

first_imgCSV to match skilled impact measurement volunteers to small charities for free AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  14 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 24 May 2013 | News Beverly Frain, Head of Employee Volunteering at CSV said: “In these tough economic times, smaller charities in particular are struggling and by enlisting the help of skilled volunteers, we are making significant inroads to allow them to maximise their offer and highlight the remarkable work they carry out.”The deadline for applications from both skilled volunteers and charities is 3 June 2013. Contact Angela Schlenkhoff-Hus at CSV for details.Photo: Rain drop impact – photo: Nneirda on Shutterstock.com Volunteering charity CSV is offering highly skilled volunteers to small charities to help them measure their impact. The Measuring the Good initiative is designed to help charities identify and develop ways to measure their impact and outcomes.It is available for small London-based charities with a turnover of over £150,000, and is funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and Garfield Weston Foundation.Recipient charities will receive a skilled volunteer, who will also help advise the charity on communications and support funding proposals. Both charity and volunteer wil be supported by CSV through a process which involves four meetings over three months, with the project running from June to September 2013. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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Gaming for good during Covid-19 examined in new podcast

first_img Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Melanie May | 30 July 2020 | News  507 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Tagged with: Gaming podcast  506 total views,  2 views today Gaming for good during Covid-19 examined in new podcast How gaming for good has come to the forefront in the response to Covid-19, is featured in a new podcast from Salesforce.org.Featuring charities and gaming specialists including Michael Wassermann, Tiltify founder and CEO, Aly Sweetman, Charity Program Manager at Twitch, Kirsten Carlile, Philanthropy and Partner Experiences director at Child’s Play, and Foldit lead Brian Capek, the podcast hears how gamers have been fundraising for good causes during the pandemic.In the podcast, Michael Wassermann, Tiltify founder and CEO says:“For us, it’s been 24/7 nonstop of just every type of live stream that you could think of – music concerts, Q&As, telethons gaming tournaments, gaming, marathons, sports games, whatever you can imagine. A lot of charities have obviously been forced to make quick decisions and have turned to live streaming maybe quicker than they would have wanted to. But I think at the end that’s kind of a positive because they’ll come out understanding it better.”It also looks at why non-profits should considering gaming as a new revenue stream and why it is more important now given the effects of Covid-19 on in-person events or fundraisers.The podcast is the second of a three-part series from Salesforce.org: Gaming for Good and can be listened to here.Episode one heard from pioneers of the space, including War Child UK, Child’s Play. With over a decade of experience engaging and raising funds with the gaming community, the charities looked back at their respective journeys and shared their advice.Episode three is still to come, and will include a mini-documentary of a group of non-profits who have taken the step of launching a gaming initiative, and who share their experience of taking an idea and turning into a reality.last_img read more

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Home away from home

first_imgFacebook Photo courtesy of Samantha Knapp. Twitter ReddIt TCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/ Linkedin printIn this pandemic, many people find places where they can go to temporarily escape the situation. Scroll through the window below or click here to read the full story. Home Away From Home by Samantha Knapp on Exposure + posts TCU 360 is an official, student-produced product of the School of Journalism at Texas Christian University. TCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/ Linkedin ReddIt Behind the runway: One TCU student’s experiences at Fashion Week Return of the disco: Latest fashion trends mirror the 1970s Will you be my quarantine? TCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/ Twitter TCU 360 Staff Pantone: Color of the year 2020 TCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/ Facebook Sustainability is the new green: Fashion companies work towards environmentally-conscious practices Previous articleSpring at TCU: Empty classrooms, quiet campusNext articleStudent is remembered for the lessons he taught friends TCU 360 Staff RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Paddle-out in Maui honors Floyd, other black lives Family works to stay positive at homelast_img read more

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Algeria: RSF decries continuing harassment of El Khabar media group

first_img Algeria pressures reporters by delaying renewal of accreditation AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence Judicial harassmentEconomic pressureImprisonedFreedom of expression May 12, 2021 Find out more Today’s decision voiding El Khabar’s sale of a majority stake to Ness Prod was handed down by an administrative court based in the Algiers district of Bir Mourad Rais. It confirmed the provisional ruling that the same court issued several weeks ago. Under today’s ruling, a copy of which has yet to be received by El Khabar’s legal representatives, El Khabar will have to pay all legal costs. El Khabar’s lawyers told RSF that they will file an appeal with the Council of State, Algeria’s highest court. “Another blow has been dealt to El Khabar’s journalists and all of Algeria’s media,” said Yasmine Kacha, the head of RSF’s North Africa desk. “We hope that El Khabar will be able to find the necessary strength to confront this drastic judicial decision, which threatens the group’s independence and economic future.” RSF has repeatedly voiced support for El Khabar in recent weeks, as the media group has been subjected to repeated harassment by the authorities. When Benaissa and Hartouf were arrested on 24 June for allegedly recording a TV programme without proper permits, RSF reacted quickly with a call for their immediate release. A court today rejected a request by El Khabar’s lawyers for their release. They are scheduled to be tried on 18 July. Algeria is ranked 129th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. Harassment of Algerian reporters intensifies in run-up to parliamentary elections AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence Judicial harassmentEconomic pressureImprisonedFreedom of expression Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts Organisation News News to go further Follow the news on Algeria May 18, 2021 Find out more RSF_en News July 13, 2016 – Updated on July 14, 2016 Algeria: RSF decries continuing harassment of El Khabar media group News Algeria : Reporter jailed after covering Tuareg protests in southern Algeria Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns today’s court decision prohibiting the sale of shares in El Khabar, an Arabic-language media group, to Ness Prod, a company owned by Cevital, Algeria’s biggest privately-owned industrial conglomerate. At the same time, RSF reiterates its call for the immediate release of Mehdi Benaissa and Riadh Hartouf, two executives with KBC, a TV channel that is part of the El Khabar group. April 29, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Censorship tightened in host country for World Summit on the Information Society

first_img TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa News Organisation News to go further Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Tunisia Receive email alerts Tunisia, host of the 16-18 November 2005 World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), blocked access to the opposition Progressive Democratic party (PDP) website on 1 March, adding it to a long list of filtered sites. The moves showed censorship was being tightened said Reporters Without Borders, condemning Tunisia’s model for developing the Internet. November 11, 2020 Find out more Tunisia, host of the 16-18 November 2005 World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), blocked access to the opposition Progressive Democratic party (PDP) website on 1 March, adding it to a long list of filtered sites.The moves showed censorship was being tightened said Reporters Without Borders, condemning Tunisia’s model for developing the Internet.Even radionongrata.org, the website set up by the worldwide press freedom organisation to report on the summit has been censored.”President Ben Ali believes that the fact the UN agreed to hold a summit on the Internet in his country means the international community approves of his policy in this field,” the organisation said. “We believe that, on the contrary, the Internet model advocated by Tunisia, combining censorship and crackdown, should be condemned by countries that care about freedom of expression”.The PDP site (www.pdpinfo.org) may have been blocked for having fuelled the debate provoked by the visit of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, announced for November 2005. Its home page features a photo of the Israeli leader stamped with the slogan, “No to the visit of the bloodthirsty one”. The party leader, Néjib Chebbi, has said in reference to the invitation, “The government should review its decision, or Sharon will walk on our corpses”.The website www.radionongrata.org was set up by Reporters Without Borders for the preparatory meeting of the WSIS in Geneva on 17-25 February 2005. It lists the organisation’s recommendations for free expression on the Internet and carries a personal account by Tunisian cyberdissident Zouhair Yahyahoui, who has spent more than a year and a half in jail.Following the preparatory meeting, President Ben Ali accused human rights NGOs of carrying on a “trade in distorting Tunisia’s image”. He also repeated that the holding of the WSIS in his country was a “world affirmation” of “our choices and orientations”.Websites censored in TunisiaHuman rights websiteswww.maghreb-ddh.orghttp://www.tunisiadaily.com/tunisnews.htmlwww.rsf.org, www.internet.rsf.org et www.radionongrata.orghttp://www.zarzis.orghttp://www.dabbour.nethttp://www.tunisia-info.orghttp://www.nawaat.orghttp://www.verite-action.orgNews websiteswww.tunezine.comwww.kalimatunisie.comhttp://www.quibla.nethttp://www.elwatan.comhttp://www.islamonline.net http://www.oulala.nethttp://www.africaintelligence.frhttp://www.tunisnews.netwww.reveiltunisien.orghttp://www.alternatives-citoyennes.sgdg.orgPolitical opposition websitesProgressive Democratic Party: www.pdpinfo.orgTunisian Communist Workers Party: http://www.albadil.orgTunisian Perspectives: http://www.perspectivestunisiennes.netCongress for the Republic: http://www.cprtunisie.comEnnahdha Party: http://www.nahdha.net– Tunisia : RSF asks Tunisian president’s office to respect journalists News Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” RSF_en News TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa December 26, 2019 Find out more March 3, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Censorship tightened in host country for World Summit on the Information Society Eleven organizations from civil society create the Forum on Information & Democracy, a structural response to information disorder November 12, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

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