ComeOn launches in Sweden

first_img ComeOn launches in Sweden Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 4th June 2018 | By contenteditor Regions: Europe Nordics Sweden Casino & games Topics: Casino & games Tech & innovation Cherry-owned ComeOn has rolled out new casino brand in Sweden Cherry-owned ComeOn has rolled out new casino brand in Sweden. becomes ComeOn’s second brand in the country after the company launched in December last year. ComeOn said the new platform will offer faster withdrawals and casino play to consumers in the country, with to send any funds 15 minutes after request. Tomas Johansson, interim chief executive of ComeOn, said: “Following the launch of Snabbare in Sweden and Nopeampi in Finland, we are happy to be able to bring yet another exciting brand to the Swedish customers. “With Hajper we hope to cater for a larger portion of the Swedish market, with a brand that will be different in both play features and marketing concepts.”Related article: ComeOn names Merzoug as managing director Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: Online Gamblinglast_img read more

iGB Diary: Correspondence, TV ads and another bumper pay day for bet365

first_img This week we talk; Wire Act, tenuous ad arguments and the price of success for Denise Coates Regions: Europe US 23rd November 2018 | By Hannah Gannage-Stewart Topics: iGB Diary Happy Friday igamers! This week’s meddlesome missive considers the reignited debate around the Wire Act, tries to understand ITV’s stance on gambling ads and looks at whether Denise Coates should doing more to cure the country’s societal ills!Begging letters Congressional Republicans’ on-going campaign to bury deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein with correspondence regarding the Wire Act and igaming is the political equivalent of two kids chorusing “are we there yet” at their increasingly beleaguered parents on a five-hour car journey. Wisconsin congressman Jim Sensenbrenner’s the latest to pick up a pen. It’s quite hard to see what the ultimate goal is here. In 2011, the New York Lottery and Illinois Governor’s Office asked the Department of Justice’s lawyers for clarification on the Wire Act, in relation to online lottery sales. It got one. This, however, seems not to have been the clarification many politicos wanted. Have our intrepid Mr Smiths gone to Washington to reassert a ban on igaming by carefully drafting legislation, garnering cross-party support and triumphantly having it enshrined in federal law? Of course not. Despite these lawmakers’ concerns – whisper it – Washington doesn’t want to stop states from regulating gambling. The public want it. State coffers definitely want it. Even the professional sports leagues want (a piece of) it. There’s also a fairly pungent whiff of skewed priorities. Lest we forget, the DOJ is busy contending with the small matter of lacking a chief, after Jeff Sessions was unceremoniously tipped out of the Attorney General’s chair earlier this month. Sensenbrenner’s letter also called on Congress to ensure “the public is protected” from the dangers of gambling. He has voted in favour of reducing the waiting period to buy a gun to one day, and to prohibit product misuse lawsuits being brought against gun manufacturers. Excuse us if we find sudden concern for protecting the public a tad insincere.ITV cleaning up? We all know that this year gambling advertising has been a hot topic in the UK, and particularly during the World Cup. The ITV games broadcast during the tournament attracted widespread criticism for an excess of gambling ads – in total gambling ads took up almost  90 minutes throughout the ITV matches, accounting for 17% of all ad time. It was therefore rather ironic to read about the channel’s soon-to-launch gritty new drama about a woman with online gambling debts, particularly as the actress playing the leading role, Sheridan Smith, told i News: “A lot of gambling adverts are aimed at females in the daytime; they are pink, glossy things. Gambling on the phone doesn’t seem real but pretty soon people get in debt.” Not to worry though, as apparently ITV told i News it would try to make sure no gambling adverts were run during Cleaning Up. Presumably it’s business as usually the rest of the time. Misdirected anger It was perhaps to be expected that Denise Coates’ bumper pay packet would attract some debate, as it has in previous years, but The Guardian’s coverage seems to have descended from biased to plain bizarre. As well as an article entitled, “Bet365 founder paid herself an ‘obscene’ £265m in 2017”, which rather predictably trots out the usual quotes about how people working in gambling should not be making so much money and throws in problem gambling and child gambling for good measure, she also features in an opinion piece on inequality. Polly Toynbee’s column yesterday came with the strapline, “Bet365’s Denise Coates pays herself £265m while one in 200 people are homeless: no wonder the country is so unhappy”. It’s not really clear how Coates is responsible for the homelessness and wider inequality Toynbee writes about, although she takes a swipe at her having been awarded a CBE. Whether you like the gambling industry or not — and clearly The Guardian does not — it’s a bit much to associate Coates with homelessness and poverty when bet365 is one of the few British igaming companies to remain onshore, keeping thousands of jobs in Stoke that otherwise wouldn’t exist. And as even The Guardian points out in its main article, salaries across the board are high at bet365 — so yes, she’s paying herself a lot, but also everyone else, unlike many other companies with highly paid CEOs. If England is “angry” as Toynbee claims, directing that anger towards Coates is misguided.That’s all for this week – have a fabulous weekend! Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address iGB Diary AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: Online Gambling iGB Diary: Correspondence, TV ads and another bumper pay day for bet365last_img read more

Unfolding House / Jae Heon Jeong

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Structural Engineer: Houses South Korea Unfolding House / Jae Heon JeongSave this projectSaveUnfolding House / Jae Heon Jeong Landscape: “COPY” photographs:  Youngchea PARKPhotographs:  Youngchea PARK ArchDaily Construction: “COPY” KNL, Yongtaeg KIM Narae Construction Save this picture!© Youngchea PARK+ 20 Share Architects: Jae Heon Jeong Area Area of this architecture project Area:  253 m² Area:  253 m² Photographs CopyHouses•Yangpyeong-gun, South Korea Unfolding House / Jae Heon Jeong Chanho KEE Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Site Area:1,395.1㎡Design Team:Moonhui LEECity:Yangpyeong-gunCountry:South KoreaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Youngchea PARKRecommended ProductsWoodEGGERLaminatesMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesText description provided by the architects. The house is located in the middle of a rural village with many small houses. There is a wide view to the south, and calm mountains to the north. The house, placed in a peaceful rural landscape, does not show itself off, but is a simple for that melts into the slow scenery.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe house consists of a main building with a gable and a second building with a flat roof, and is spread out comfortably on wide land. Unlike the very simple appearance of the house, the yard is divided according to different uses. It has different characteristics according to the characteristics of the interior space. The yard that touches the living room and dining room become one with the living room, making it like a second outdoor living room. The yard in between rooms is like a room itself, closed off from the outside. The moss yard of the second building is also cut off from the outside and is a place of quiet thinking, and the deck between the two buildings is an open yard with a view that looks out far away.Save this picture!© Youngchea PARKThe yard in front of the house is an external space that looks at the faraway scenery with a background of trees and grass, but the yard between the rooms has a wooden deck and small flowering plants, making it an internal living space. You can experience the outside and inside yard simultaneously.Save this picture!© Youngchea PARKThe finishing of the outside of the house uses narrow and long bricks in a dark brown color that goes well with the scenery from autumn to spring, with zinc panels with narrow grooves on top. The simple horizon over the wide land and the color of the house that is the same color as the trees, forest and fields, go well with its surroundings and create a comfortable landscape.Save this picture!© Youngchea PARKProject gallerySee allShow lessEscola Secundária Garcia da Orta / Bak Gordon ArquitectosSelected ProjectsArchDaily Editors Select: Our Favorite Projects in the USAArchitecture News Share CopyAbout this officeJae Heon JeongOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesYangpyeong-gunHousesSouth KoreaPublished on July 05, 2014Cite: “Unfolding House / Jae Heon Jeong” 05 Jul 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldRetractable Walls – Stepped & Sloped SpacesVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in SkyPodsShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma EDoorsC.R. LaurenceMonterey Bi-Folding Glass Wall SystemTable LampsLouis PoulsenLamps – Panthella PortableBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersSealantsEffisusMetal Roof Flashing – Stopper MRDropped CeilingsPure + FreeFormLinear Clip-Strip Ceiling SystemUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEVentilated / Double Skin FacadeULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Nokia LibraryLouversAccoyaAccoya® Wood for Shutters and LouvresSpa / WellnessKlafsGyms & Relaxation RoomsMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Germans protest U.S. drone war

first_imgBetween 5,000 and 7,000 demonstrators formed a 5.5-mile human chain around the massive U.S. Air Force Base at Ramstein in rural southwestern Germany on a rainy June 11 to protest its role in wars worldwide, especially involving the U.S. drone assassination program.What is Ramstein? “With its staggering scope and scale, Ramstein … serves not only as the headquarters of the U.S. Air Force in Europe and a NATO installation but also as a gateway to American military operations around the globe,” wrote Business Insider on Sept. 18, 2014.The article says the base transmits information from operators in the United States — such as GIs at Hancock AFB near Syracuse, N.Y. — to pilotless drone aircraft in such places as Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Syria, where thousands have been killed by drone attacks.Last fall, an unnamed whistleblower leaked classified Department of Defense documents revealing that nearly 90 percent of people killed by drones in one five-month period were noncombatants who were merely close to intended “targets.” (The Intercept, Oct. 15)The German-based “Stop Ramstein – No Drone War” anti-war coalition said in a statement signed by dozens of organizations and individuals that Ramstein “plays a pivotal role for preparing and executing wars of aggression violating international law. Most of the lethal missions of U.S. combat drones, e.g., in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Syria, and Africa, are conducted via Ramstein’s satellite relay station. …“In Ramstein itself, about 650 personnel continuously analyze, update and pass on data from the surveillance of alleged targets. Without Ramstein, the whole drone war would be obstructed decisively and might come to an end.”War threats in Eastern EuropeThe statement makes the point that Ramstein is also a key player in “looming U.S. interventionist wars, including at the borders of Russia.” ( June 7 the largest European war exercise planned for this year, known as Anaconda, opened in Poland. This exercise is a provocation aimed at Russia. Anaconda involves 25,000 troops from 19 NATO countries and six other “partners,” including Georgia and Ukraine from the former Soviet Union, Kosovo and Macedonia from the former Yugoslavia, Sweden and Finland. They follow U.S. command.The June 11 demonstration raised the following demands addressed to the German parliament and government:• Ban the U.S. by law from using Ramstein as the basis of their drone wars.• Close down Ramstein’s satellite relay station.• Renounce the purchase of combat drones for the Bundeswehr (German armed forces).• Proscribe the acquisition of combat drones for the military.• End illegal spying by the U.S. National Security Agency, in cooperation with the German intelligence agency BND, for which Ramstein is a focal point.Elsa Rassbach of the “Stop ­Ramstein – No Drone War” coalition of Code Pink Germany supplied sources for this article.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

USDA Expected to Announce Trade Relief Package Friday

first_img By Hoosier Ag Today – Aug 22, 2018 Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleMexico, U.S., Expected to Announce NAFTA Agreement ThursdayNext articleSoil Health Systems Workshop on September 6 in Frankton Hoosier Ag Today SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News USDA Expected to Announce Trade Relief Package Friday USDA Expected to Announce Trade Relief Package Friday Facebook Twitter The Department of Agriculture is expected to release further details of its trade relief package Friday. The aid package previously announced by Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue will provide $12 billion in assistance to farmers hurt by President Trump’s trade agenda. Agri-Pulse reports that sources involved with the process say the payment rate for soybean farmers has been preliminarily proposed at $1.65 per bushel and one cent per bushel for corn farmers. However, further details regarding the plan have not been released officially, or leaked, leaving the industry in a phase of wonder.USDA would not confirm or deny the proposed payment rates to Agri-Pulse. A USDA spokesperson told Agri-Pulse the department will not confirm the information because “it is based on preliminary information, is incomplete, and lacks context.” The proposed payment rates are subject to change as the plan is under review by the White House Office of Management and Budget.Source: NAFB News Servicelast_img read more

Criminal code amendments pose threat to press freedom

first_img VenezuelaAmericas March 23, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Criminal code amendments pose threat to press freedom January 13, 2021 Find out more News Help by sharing this information August 25, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders voiced concern today about the increased penalties for press offences in amendments to Venezuela’s criminal code that took effect on 16 March, saying they represented “a big step backwards” for press freedom.”Five of the 38 amended articles directly threaten press freedom,” the organization said. “Instead of moving towards the decriminalization advocated by the United Nations, these amendments step up the prison sentences for some press offences. The Venezuelan authorities are running counter to the general tendency to liberalize press laws.”Reporters Without Borders also pointed out that the heavy penalties envisaged for such poorly defined offences as “insult” or the need to “protect honour” would encourage journalists to censor themselves when criticising the authorities for fear of being punished.The press freedom organization said other legislation affecting the press has also become tougher in recent months. In July, the supreme court ratified a law under which a person can be imprisoned for working as a journalist without having a journalism degree or belonging to an association of journalists. Broadcast media found guilty of breaking a law on content that was promulgated on 8 December risk heavy fines or losing their licences.”In view of the confrontation between the government and the leading privately-owned news media, we fear that the government could use these new laws to try to silence its critics,” Reporters Without Borders said.The amendments to 17 of the criminal code’s articles were approved by the national assembly on second reading on 9 December. The amendments to 21 other articles had already been adopted on the first reading on 2 December. President Hugo Chávez delayed promulgating the reform to allow time for corrections to several provisions that were deemed to be unconstitutional. After parliament approved these corrections, the so-called “partial reform of the criminal code” took effect on 16 March and was published in the official gazette on 17 March.The new version of article 148 of the criminal code makes insulting the president punishable by six to 30 months in prison. Article 149 says that, if another state representative is insulted, the punishment is a half to two thirds of that in 148, depending on the rank of the person insulted.The new article 297A stipulates that the dissemination of inaccurate news by means of print media, radio, telephone or e-mail with the aim of “causing panic” is punishable by two to five years in prison.Article 444 on defamation says any individual making comments that could “expose another person to contempt or public hatred” is subject to a sentence of one to three years in prison and a fine. Until now, the criminal code provided for no more than 18 months in prison for this kind of offence. If the offence is committed in a public manner, the prison sentence can be as much as four years and the fine can be doubled. The article refers explicitly to press reports.Article 446 on the protection of honour has the same provisions. An insult, which previously was punishable by a maximum of eight days in prison, can now result in a sentence of six months to a year in prison. The penalty is one to two years in prison if the offence is committed by means of the press.The UN special rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion clearly and formally stated in January 2000 that “the imposition of a prison sentence for the peaceful expression of opinion constitutes a serious violation of human rights.” Furthermore, article 11 of the Declaration on Principles of Freedom of Expression adopted by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in October 2000 says: “Public officials are subject to greater scrutiny by society. Laws that penalize offensive expressions directed at public officials restrict freedom of expression and the right to information.” VenezuelaAmericas News to go further June 15, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders is concerned about amendments to Venezuela’s criminal code that increase the penalties for press offences. The amendments, which was promulgated by President Hugo Chávez on 16 March, violate international standards on free expression New wave of censorship targeting critical media outlets News News Follow the news on Venezuela Two journalists murdered just days apart in Venezuela Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives RSF_en Organisation Receive email alertslast_img read more

International community must step up pressure on Syrian regime

first_imgNews SyriaMiddle East – North Africa March 8, 2021 Find out more Wave of Kurdish arrests of Syrian journalists Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syria News to go further Receive email alerts Follow the news on Syria March 12, 2021 Find out more August 18, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 International community must step up pressure on Syrian regimecenter_img Organisation News Help by sharing this information News Reporters Without Borders expresses its support for the call that UNHuman Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay is expected to make today duringa closed session of the UN Security Council for the creation of aninternational criminal tribunal to examine Syria’s grave violations ofinternational humanitarian law.The press freedom organization urges the international community tokeep up the pressure on the Syrian regime and President BasharAl-Assad, who recently spoke of “the end of military operations.” Wehave little confidence in this kind of announcement, given the erraticstatements we have come to expect from the regime in the past.Reporters Without Borders also points out that the end of the militaryoperations does not necessarily mean the end of repression.Reporters Without Borders reiterates the urgency of the need to sendinternational observers to Syria. This is indispensable in order toestablish the truth about all the acts of violence that have beentaking place there in recent months.The organization also stresses the primordial role that journalists,both local and foreign, are playing in producing independentlyreported news and information about the events in Syria, especiallythe serious human rights violations. We demand respect for the media’sright to move about the country freely. SyriaMiddle East – North Africa Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law February 3, 2021 Find out more RSF_en last_img read more

Senator Mac Lochlainn rejects claim that implementing National Broadband Plan will be less than…

first_img Senator Mac Lochlainn rejects claim that implementing National Broadband Plan will be less than two years Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Donegal Senator Padraig Mac Lochlainn has rejected a claim by Acting Minister Joe Mc Hugh that the delay in implementing the National Broadband Plan will be less than two years.Last week, it emerged there would be delays in the procurement and tendering progess that would delay the programme.MInister Mc Hugh last week moved to ease concern about the Department of Communication’s statement, but Senator Mac Lochlainn says it is clear that the delay will be substantial, and that’s unacceptable: Padraig MacLochlainn who narrowly lost out on a seat Facebook Google+ Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Homepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th By admin – May 2, 2016 Previous articleKillybegs Coastguard launch full search and rescue operation following initial reports of missing fishermanNext articleSister Claire Crockett laid to rest in Derry this afternoon admin WhatsApplast_img read more

Life history strategy of Lepraria borealis at an Antarctic inland site, Coal Nunatak

first_imgCoal Nunatak is an ice-free inland nunatak located on southern Alexander Island, adjacent to the west coast of the Antarctic Peninsula. Situated close to the Antarctic continent, it is characterized by harsh environmental conditions. Macroscopic colonization is restricted to micro-niches offering suitable conditions for a small number of lichens and mosses. The extreme environmental conditions place particular pressures on colonizers. Lepraria borealis is the dominant crustose lichen species present on Coal Nunatak, and shows distinctive features in its life history strategy, in particular expressing unusually low selectivity of the mycobiont towards potential photobionts. To assess selectivity, we measured algal DNA sequence polymorphism in a region of 480–660 bp of the nuclear internal transcribed spacer region of ribosomal DNA. We identified three different photobiont species, belonging to two different genera. We interpret this strategy as being advantageous in facilitating the colonization and community dominance of L. borealis under the isolation and extreme environmental conditions of Coal Nunatak.last_img read more

Gun Control Starts at Homeby Michael Reagan

first_imgMaking Sense by Michael ReaganPresident Donald Trump said a bunch of crazy things this week.Nothing new there.I’m not referring to the global trade war he may have started on Thursday with his announcement that steep protective tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum could be coming as early as next week.I’m referring to the tougher gun control laws the president publicly floated on Wednesday during an unscripted discussion with bipartisan lawmakers in the White House.Sounding more like Nancy Pelosi than a lifelong friend of the National Rifle Association, the president suggested three steps he thinks would help to prevent future mass school shootings like the one in Parkland, Fla.He proposed raising the age limit to buy assault-type weapons like the AR-15 to 21, making background checks tougher on, 9all, 9gun buyers and taking guns away from people with mental problems.In the real world, where there are more than 300 million guns floating around the United States, Trump’s first two actions will do nothing but burden law-abiding gun owners.The president’s third idea – taking someone’s guns away for mental-health reasons and making them go to court to get them back – is especially outrageous.Forget the serious constitutional concerns about taking law-abiding citizens’ guns and doing the due process, 9,9later.Does Mr. Trump have any clue,9 how impossible it would be to determine who was truly crazy and dangerous and needed to have his or her guns seized?Does he realize the dangerous road his idea would send us down?“Hello 911? The guy next store is cutting his lawn sideways. He’s really crazy. You better come and take his guns away.”And my Congresswoman Maxine Waters thinks the president is mentally ill.Do you say, “I’m sorry, Mr. Trump, someone says you’re crazy? You have to give us your guns.”Trump’s gun control ideas are not worth the breath he spent on them.The most obvious reason the Parkland school tragedy happened was that the FBI and the local police screwed up – despite multiple warnings.A less obvious reason the shooter was not stopped before he could take 17 innocent lives was the “parental” failure of his mother and the family he lived with after she died last year.Those adults knew he was mentally ill, angry and dangerous, yet they did little to get him the help he needed.Few parents agree to have their kids treated for being mentally ill because it reflects poorly on them. Fewer still will turn their own kids into the police.But talk about bad parenting skills.The couple the teenage killer was living with at the time of the shooting knew he had a bunch of guns and did nothing to get them out their house.They locked his weapons in a safe, but the shooter easily made a spare key for himself. Apparently, the,9e couple,9 never met a teenager before.Parkdale was a tragedy that could have been averted with, 9the, 9common sense that all parents should employ.A good friend of mine, a hunter who owns several, 9guns, was having trouble with one of his kids and had to put him on Ritalin.After the boy had an out-of-control moment, the father took every one of his guns out of the house and gave them to a friend to keep for him.If you have a kid you think is mentally ill, and you have guns in your house, you shouldn’t look to the government to solve the problem.You should, 9solve it, 9yourself. Remove the guns from, 9the, 9house. Don’t put them in a safe. Get them out.If we are not going to take responsibility for being good parents when it comes to guns, don’t be surprised when Donald Trump or the government takes that responsibility away from us.FOOTNOTE: The City-County Observer posted this article without opinion, bias or editing.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more