Thursday 14 October 2010 9:07 pm Tags: NULL KCS-content whatsapp Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap Share SHARES in Actelion jumped again yesterday on new market talk the Swiss biotech group could be the next bid target in the pharmaceuticals sector.Traders said markets were speculating that GlaxoSmithKline, which has a drug partnership with Actelion, could offer 72 Swiss francs (£47.30) per share. Sanofi-Aventis launched a $18.5bn hostile bid for US biotech Genzyme last week, sparking chatter of more M&A in the sector. Actelion shares, which had lost nearly a quarter of their value this year, closed up 6.6 per cent at 53 francs, outperforming a 0.5 per cent weaker European healthcare sector index. The stock has gained over 30 per cent this month.Analysts have cited Amgen, Roche, BristolMyersSquibb, AstraZeneca, Bayer and Novartis as possible buyers. whatsapp Actelion shares jump as market looks for next takeover target Show Comments ▼
KCS-content whatsapp Monday 31 January 2011 8:18 pm Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ Moody’s cuts rating by a notch as fears over economy grow whatsapp Share Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof MOODY’S Investors Service cut its rating on Egypt’s sovereign debt yesterday, saying the government might damage its already weak finances by increasing social spending to calm mass protests.It announced a one-notch downgrade, to Ba2 with a negative outlook from Ba1.The news follows a similar move by Fitch Ratings, which cut the outlook on Egypt’s BB+ country ceiling to negative, saying the political turmoil would likely undermine the country’s economic reform programme.A Moody’s spokesman said: “There is a strong possibility that fiscal policy will be loosened as part of the government’s efforts to contain discontent.“A background of rising inflationary pressures further complicates fiscal policy by threatening to increase the high level of budgetary expenditure on wages and subsidies.”Egypt’s budget deficit in the fiscal year to June 2010 was 8.1 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP). It aims to keep the deficit at 7.9 per cent of GDP this fiscal year, falling to between three and 3.5 per cent in 2014/15.There is rising unease among rating agencies at the impact of political tensions across swathes of North Africa.Standard and Poor’s says political and fiscal uncertainty is weighing on the sovereign ratings of several Middle Eastern and North African countries, with Algeria and Jordan most vulnerable to unrest similar to the protests in Tunisia and Egypt.Fitch says it will decide in three to six months whether to cut its rating on Tunisia, following weeks of unrest that forced a change of government and hit economic growth.
Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: Online Gambling 8th January 2019 | By Josephine Watson AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Changing the way the igaming industry treats CRM Historically, tech development within operators is a huge undertaking. Simon Lidzén comments on the journey to creating CRM tools that alleviate this challenge. Topics: Marketing & affiliates Strategy Email Address With competition on the rise year-by-year, maintaining an effective customer relationship (CRM) strategy and thus protecting revenues are priorities for many operators.If your speciality isn’t in tech, however, this can be a huge undertaking, says Simon Lidzén, CEO and co-founder of FAST TRACK, who has seen first-hand the difficulties facing the industry today.FAST TRACK began operating in February 2016 as a gaming technology and service provider that specialises in providing ready-for-operation casino sites. Now, as they prepare to launch their new CRM system, Lidzén reflects on the decisions which led to the upcoming launch. Identifying market challengesAs part of its business model, FAST TRACK forms growth partnerships with the aim of keeping close to both the brand and the customer. Lidzén explains: “That means we can experience the problems that the operators have. This has been the main field for R&D in our company.”As a result of this, while working with some of their earliest partners and delivering operational services, they identified some key difficulties: “When doing that exercise, we realised how ridiculous the operational workflow was. There’s so much legacy in the industry but no tools to support the ways of working.”He says the manual, ad hoc processes led to a lack of efficiency and poor customer experiences, too: “When you’re trying to run a campaign these days, you have to upload one campaign in one language on one system, then you have to go to find the report to find the customers, then upload that on to several different tools. It took a massive amount of effort in order to get anything done.” Developing a system that worksAfter seeing this, FAST TRACK set out to develop their own internal systems to solve these challenges. Lidzén says:“In order to get where we wanted to be, we needed to create a tool that was able to work in real-time while our customers are actually on the site – most of the tools didn’t have support for this as they loaded the data once a day. Then, we needed to find a way to work in a different way, because otherwise, you’d need to hire an army of people just to make the system work. We had to have one system that was coordinating all of the other systems, like a single brain in the middle.“Thirdly, we needed to make the working environment more efficient. We started to identify all bottlenecks and time-consuming tasks, and then we designed the system to deal with this in as few clicks as possible. Even if you have the tools to do it, it needs to be possible for a junior member of the team to go in and set up these campaigns without any struggle. It needs to lend itself to the igaming workflow.”By building the tool with the igaming work processes as the sole focus, Lidzén feels it solves real problems in the day-to-day operations.FAST TRACK will make an official launch at ICE 2019, and looks forward to demonstrating the product publicly for the first time.Simon Lidzén co-founded FAST TRACK in early 2016 with a focus to simplify the online casino business. Simon has over 13 years in the igaming industry, heading up various tech and product teams at companies such as Betsson group and Betfair. Simon has a focus on innovation, product strategy and to achieve organisational efficiency. Marketing & affiliates
Sports data provider Sportradar has announced the launch of a new artificial intelligence-driven product for professional sports matches that will allow players to simulate the final matches of suspended leagues.Simulated Reality will be available to customers within Sportradar’s existing portfolio of events, offering simulated reality games and a range of pre-match and in-play betting opportunities.Sportradar said the simulations will reflect team form and normal match play and initially cover the top-tier football leagues across England, Germany and Spain.Simulated games will be played out over a full 90 minutes, with supporters able to bet on their favourite teams, access match analysis and league tables, while the game will be visualised by live match trackers.Sportradar will roll out the service on 3 April and plans to expand the product in the future with other sports, including tennis and basketball.The launch comes as many major sporting events and competitions around the world have been postponed or cancelled as a result of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. This has significantly reduced the sports betting market for consumers in markets worldwide.“We have listened carefully to our customers and the betting community who have made it clear there is an appetite for alternative means of betting during this time where this is a void in live sports action,” Sportradar chief executive Carsten Koerl said.“Simulated Reality will give our sports betting partners seamless access to a highly unique product that is first to market at no extra cost and integration.“As market leaders in the industry, we pride ourselves on our ability to quickly pivot our business strategy and redirect our resources towards delivering new and innovative solutions such as this.” Sportradar unveils new AI sports betting product Sports data provider Sportradar has announced the launch of a new artificial intelligence-driven product for professional sports matches that will allow players to simulate the final matches of suspended leagues. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: Video Gaming Topics: Casino & games Sports betting Video gaming Casino & games Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 30th March 2020 | By contenteditor Email Address
Howard Lake | 3 January 2000 | News Shoppers head to Charity Web Malls Yahoo! today features the growth in online shopping sites that donate a percentage of sales or profits to charity. It features one very small organisation that raised $1,680 from 400 people who shopped at iGive.com.Read Shoppers head of charity Web malls at Yahoo! 18 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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.
Howard Lake | 22 September 2015 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 129 total views, 1 views today Morrisons is first supermarket to support Giving Tuesday 130 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 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. “We are nearing 1,000 #GivingTuesday partners, which is brilliant, especially considering it was launched for the first time in the UK last year.“It is a truly global initiative and it’s a fantastic opportunity for all parts of society and communities to come together and show their support for good causes”. Tagged with: Charities Aid Foundation corporate Giving Tuesday This year’s Giving Tuesday campaign in the UK has attracted a national supermarket as one of hundreds of business supporters. Morrisons will undertake a series of initiatives for the day in support of their national charity partner Sue Ryder. #GivingTuesday is the international day for giving which follows Black Friday and Cyber Monday – two of the biggest shopping days in the UK last year. This is the second year that the global campaign has been run in the UK.Morrisons’ activities for Giving Tuesday include encouraging staff at all stores and sites to “Dress Festive” in return for a donation and a national bag-pack coordinated by the in-store Community Champions.Launch of Sue Ryder’s Hospice at Home service in Gloucestershire at Morrisons in Abbeydale, in AprilThe supermarket runs its own ‘Raise a Smile’ partnership to support charitable efforts and has been working with health and social care charity Sue Ryder since 2014, raising over £3 million since February 2014.David Scott, Head of Corporate Affairs at Morrisons said: “We are delighted to be leading the sector in showing support for #GivingTuesday.“It provides a fantastic opportunity to highlight the work Sue Ryder does but also offers a chance for our staff and customers to come together to celebrate giving for a day”.#GivingTuesday 2014Last year Giving Tuesday helped contribute to a rise in donations. Online fundraising platform Just Giving reported donations were up 46% compared to the previous year and Visa Europe said donations were up 10% compared to the previous year, which equated to more than £2,500 donated every minute.The hashtag trended for 11 hours on Twitter and was mentioned 29,000 times throughout the day.#GivingTuesday 2015This year #GivingTuesday falls on 1 December.Once again the campaign is being coordinated by Charities Aid Foundation. The campaign invites individuals, charities and businesses to get involved to support their favourite charity.Morrisons is one of several hundred new organisations to show their support for the campaign this year.CAF’s #GivingTuesday campaign leader Kim Roberts said: Advertisement
Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Ryan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for October 26, 2016 By Hoosier Ag Today – Oct 25, 2016 Facebook Twitter SHARE Rain moves through the state today, starting this morning in the northern tier counties, and sweeping slowly through the rest of the state through the day. WE like coverage of 80% on the moisture today. Rain totals will be mostly from .25” to .5”. We will allow for a few localized areas in north central and NW Indiana to maybe poke above the top end of that range if we see rains start sooner or hold on longer. But, in general, we like that rain range over the state. Action will be east of the state by sunrise tomorrow. The map above is estimate of total precipitation potential through this evening. We think the southern spread will be better, and the rains near the MI line will not be quite as heavy.Clouds will be a big part of the forecast tomorrow as we transition on the backside of the system. But, the clouds are likely gone by mid to late afternoon and we should see the coolest air behind the front tomorrow night. That will lead to the potential for some upper 30s again in over the northern part of the state, but nothing serious should come of it.Dry then from Friday right on into the following Friday. We only have one little disturbance to watch for Sunday, as a low pressure center passes by to the north over the great lakes. There may be some clouds in for Sunday, but we are not calling for any precipitation at this time. That means we should see 8 days of dry weather from tomorrow through next week before our next front arrives. That should allow for serious harvest progress.A large scale system moves in late next week for Friday the 4th and it will have its biggest impact on the state the 5th into the 6th. We are keeping our rain totals at .25”-1” for now, as the system still has some development to go through. We look for this front to bring in much cooler air behind it for several days, but this likely will not be the big pattern change we have been talking about. We think that comes later in the week after next…closer to Veterans Day. Previous articleClosing CommentsNext articleExport Exchange Optimistic About Demand for Corn Hoosier Ag Today Ryan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for October 26, 2016 SHARE
May 28, 2021 Find out more April 2, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Shchekochikhin case reexamined Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown May 27, 2021 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out more News Organisation Follow the news on Belarus RSF_en to go further “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says News News BelarusEurope – Central Asia BelarusEurope – Central Asia RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” News Reporters Without Borders today welcomed the reopening of the enquiry into the suspicious death in 2003 of senior journalist Yuri Shchekochikin and said it hoped new evidence would be presented to explain it. The revival of the probe, by investigator Alexander Bastrykin, was announced on 25 March and came after the refusal of local detectives to reopen the case. Shchekochikin, deputy editor of the twice-weekly Novaya Gazeta and a member of parliament for the opposition party Iabloko, died in hospital 2 July 2003 after 10 days in a coma. Doctors said it was a natural death linked to an allergy, but the journalist’s colleagues believe he was poisoned. He had been threatened several times.Shchekochikin had been investigating high-level government corruption and the situation in Chechnya. He belonged to an independent committee of MPs looking into charges against the FSB secret police of involvement in attacks on residential tower-blocks in Moscow, Buynaksk and Volgodonsk in 1999, which were followed by then prime minister Vladimir Putin’s second war against Chechnyan separatists. Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information
News WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Reporters Without Borders voiced concern today about a Washington DC federal judge’s decision on 13 August ordering five journalists to identify the government officials who told them that former government scientist Steven Hatfill was a suspect in a series of anthrax attacks in 2001.Hatfill is suing the justice department under the Privacy Act for improperly disclosing his personal information and has subpoenaed the five journalists – Allan Lengel of the Washington Post, Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman of Newsweek, former USA Today reporter Toni Locy and James Stewart of CBS News – who reported that he was a suspect. They have all so far refused to name their sources.“Judge Reggie Walton’s decision is worrying because it is one of a growing number of attacks in the United States on the principle of the confidentiality of journalists’ sources,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Journalists have yet again been targeted in a lawsuit by persons who consider themselves to have been defamed by the government. In all these cases, the reporters were just doing their job of providing information on a matter of crucial public importance.”The press freedom organisation added: “The judge should focus on the officials who provided the information. By calling into question the confidentiality of sources, he is undermining investigative journalism. The proposed federal ‘shield law’ that would protect the confidentiality of journalists’ sources, which was approved by the judiciary committee of the House of Representatives on 1 August, must now be quickly adopted by both House and Senate.”Hatfill brought his suit against the justice department in 2003, accusing it of a “coordinated smear campaign.” He said federal officials had ruined his career prospects by telling reporters that the FBI regarded him as a “person of interest” in the investigation into the mailing of packages containing anthrax that caused five deaths in 2001.When refusing to name their sources, the journalists said there had been about 100 instances when FBI and justice department officials had provided them with information about the investigation.The judge refused a request from Hatfill’s lawyers to subpoena executives from the Washington Post, Newsweek, USA Today and CBS News but he warned that he would reconsider his position if the journalists did not comply, and that the news organisations could be fined. He added that identifying the sources was “central” to Hatfill’s case and would be decisive in any future case in which someone tried to hold the government accountable for leaks condemned by the Privacy Act.Hatfill won a libel suit against the New York Times in November 2006. In this case, the judge ruled that the newspaper could not use information from anonymous FBI sources as a basis for implicating Hatfill in the attacks. But he refused to fine the newspaper for not revealing its sources. August 17, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 New threat to confidentiality in judge’s decision ordering five journalists to disclose sources of reports on anthrax attacks News June 7, 2021 Find out more Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says United StatesAmericas United StatesAmericas Follow the news on United States A federal judge has ordered five journalists to name the government sources who told them former government scientist Steven Hatfill was a suspect in a series of anthrax attacks. The judge says this is essential for Hatfill’s lawsuit against the government under the Privacy Act, but it jeopardises the principle of the confidentiality of journalists’ sources. June 3, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information RSF_en Organisation News News to go further NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say April 28, 2021 Find out more
News to go further May 8, 2020 Find out more Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years Follow the news on Guatemala News January 7, 2021 – The undersigned individuals and organizations call on Guatemalan authorities to immediately drop all criminal charges against Indigenous Guatemalan radio journalist Anastasia Mejía Tiriquiz, who faces a criminal trial after being held in arbitrary pre-trial detention for more than a month. RSF_en Guatemalan Civil Police arrested Mejía on September 22 for allegedly participating in an August 24 demonstration by a group of residents in the municipality of Joyabaj, Quiché, in central Guatemala. Mejía, a member of the Maya K’iche’ community and director of the radio station Xol Abaj Radio and Xol Abaj TV, had reported live on the events on Xol Abaj TV’s Facebook page.She faces charges of sedition and aggravated attack and was held at a detention center in Quetzaltenango for five weeks after her arrest, exposing her to the additional risk of contracting COVID-19 in the detention facility. Although Guatemalan law establishes that an initial hearing must take place within 24 hours after an individual is arrested, her hearing was set for October 8, more than two weeks after her arrest. A judge then pushed back the already-overdue hearing to October 28, to allow for “further investigation of evidence,” and leaving Mejía to spend more than a month in arbitrary pre-trial detention before even a preliminary hearing, putting her health at grave risk amid a global pandemic. On October 28, a judge released Mejía to house arrest after she paid a $2,500 bond, but ruled the criminal proceedings against her could move forward.Community media outlets like Xol Abaj play a critical role in ensuring Guatemala’s Indigenous communities can access information, a right guaranteed in the Guatemalan Constitution and protected under Article 13 of the American Convention on Human Rights. The outlet is also an example of inclusivity in journalism: Xol Abaj radio broadcasts in both Spanish and K’iche’, and most of its reporters are women.While Article 35 of the Guatemalan Constitution guarantees freedom of expression, in practice many Guatemalan journalists contend with systematic censorship and harassment. Guatemala’s rural and Indigenous journalists in particular face greater risk of discrimination and threats from criminal groups and local officials, especially when reporting on topics like land rights, environmental issues or corruption. Community radio stations also face significant barriers in obtaining licenses, leaving many with no choice but to operate unofficially, which exposes their journalists to potential criminal investigations or detention during raids.Mejía faces serious criminal charges simply for doing her job and keeping her community informed. The disproportionate charges and erratic judicial process seem aimed less at justice than toward intimidating community journalists like Mejia, discouraging them from important reporting on under-documented communities and leading to even greater self-censorship.The arrest, excessive detention and criminal prosecution of Anastasia Mejía is a clear attack on freedom of expression and the public’s right to access information. Journalists are not criminals, and a free press is not dangerous. We call on Guatemalan authorities to drop the outrageous charges against Mejía immediately.SignatoriesAl-Araby Al-Jadeed, United KingdomAndrea Carrillo Samayoa, La Cuerda, GuatemalaARTICLE 19 Oficina para México y CentroaméricaAsociación Cambiando Vidas, GuatemalaAsociación Centro Civitas, GuatemalaAsociación de Periodistas de Guatemala (APG), GuatemalaDr. Catherine Nolin, Guatemala Research Group, University of Northern BC, CanadaCeren İskit, CFWIJ, TurkeyThe Coalition For Women In Journalism (CFWIJ)Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)Damla Tarhan, CFWIJ, TurkeyDaniela García Flores, GuatemalaDerechos Digitales, América LatinaEdgar A. Loarca M., GuatemalaEspacio Público, VenezuelaFree Press Unlimited, The NetherlandsFundación Datos Protegidos, ChileFundación Huaira, EcuadorFundamedios, InternationalGabriel Wer, GuatemalaInstituto Cubano por la Libertad de Expresión y Prensa (ICLEP), CubaInstituto DEMOS, GuatemalaInstituto Prensa y Sociedad (IPYS), PeruInternational Federation of Journalists (IFJ) – Latin America, ArgentinaInternational Press Institute, AustriaInternational Service for Human Rights (ISHR), United StatesInternational Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF), United StatesJames W. Foley Legacy Foundation, United StatesJavier Estrada, Periodista independiente, GuatemalaJenny Rönngren, Feministiskt Perspektiv, SwedenJulie López, Freelance journalist, GuatemalaKatarzyna Mierzejewska, Engagement Coordinator, CFWIJ, SwitzerlandLuis Soto, GuatemalaMardoqueo Eliezer Vásquez Us, GuatemalaMarta Gomez, United StatesNelton Rivera, Prensa Comunitaria, GuatemalaObservatorio Latinoamericano para la Libertad de Expresión (OLA), PeruOsmar Eduardo Sarazua Saravia, GuatemalaPEN America, United StatesPEN InternationalPeter Lauterbach, GermanyPia Flores, GuatemalaReporters Without Borders (RSF)Rory Peck Trust, United KingdomSamuel Oajaca, GuatemalaSilvia C. Rodriguez, Aim Karem, GuatemalaSilvia Lilian Trujillo, La Cuerda, GuatemalaStef Arreaga, Periodista Independiente, GuatemalaTaha Siddiqui, Editor-in-Chief, South Asia Press, FranceThelma Aldana, Lawyer and Notary Public, United StatesSyria Solidarity UK, United Kingdom News Presidential Elections in Guatemala: What is the Future of Freedom of Expression? Fonte: Twitter News Organisation Help by sharing this information August 21, 2020 Find out more GuatemalaAmericas Conflicts of interestImprisonedCitizen-journalistsFreedom of expressionViolence Guatemala. Don’t put the Guatemalan press in quarantine! January 7, 2021 Guatemala: 51 Signatories Call For Authorities To Drop Criminal Charges Against Indigenous Journalist Anastasia Mejía Receive email alerts GuatemalaAmericas Conflicts of interestImprisonedCitizen-journalistsFreedom of expressionViolence May 29, 2019 Find out more