Prudential profit rises by 34pc

first_img John Dunne Prudential profit rises by 34pc whatsapp Britain’s largest insurer Prudential reported a better-than-expected 34 per cent rise in first-half operating profit, helped by improving investment returns amid a broader market recovery.Prudential’s operating profit was £1.68bn for the first six months of the year, based on European Embedded Value (EEV) accounting standards, higher than a consensus forecast of £1.54bn and better than the £1.25bn recorded a year earlier.The company reported a 40 per cent rise in net profit of £968m based on International Financial Reporting Standards, beating a consensus forecast of £724m, and better than £688m it posted a year earlier.It also said that its bungled bid to buy AIG’s Asian arm AIA will cost £377m, down from an initial estimate of £450m, thanks to reduced advisory fees and currency fluctuations.The firm raised its half-year dividend by five per cent to 6.61 pence per share. Share Tags: NULL whatsappcenter_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastElite HeraldKate Middleton Dropped An Unexpected Baby BombshellElite HeraldTrading BlvdThis Picture of Prince Harry & Father at The Same Age Will Shock YouTrading Blvd Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Mark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.com Thursday 12 August 2010 2:21 amlast_img read more

CITY MOVES | WHO’S SWITCHING JOBS

first_img Show Comments ▼ Share KCS-content by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’Definitionthedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen Herald PrudentialThe insurance giant has announced the appointment of Peter Goerke as group human resources director, with effect from the start of March. He will be a member of the executive committee and succeeds Priscilla Vacassin in the job. Goerke comes to the company from Zurich Financial Services Group, where he has worked since 2005 in a similar role. Previously, he has also worked at Egon Zehnder International.HSBCThe bank has added Fatima El Ouarti to its London-based Egyptian team in its private banking division. She will report to Fouad Batshon, head of Egypt for the regional team. El Ouarti has more than ten years’ experience in private banking. She comes to the firm from Goldman Sachs, where she managed client relationships. She has also previously worked at Barclays and Levant Private Banking. Espírito Santo Investment BankThe investment bank, which is headquartered in London and Lisbon and includes Execution Noble, has appointed Simon McEvoy to its new division covering mid and small-cap market-making.McEvoy has previously worked as director of trading at Evolution Group, before moving to Mint Partners, where he headed the hedge fund execution team.Apitope InternationalThe pharma company has appointed Dr Martin Sims as research director on its senior management team.Martin will be in charge of the company’s research, working with Professor David Wraith to direct research strategy. He brings 20 years’ experience in drug discovery and has worked at GlaxoSmithKline, GlaxoWellcome before 2000 and the Wellcome Foundation previously.VideojugThe UK video firm has hired a new marketing director: Ash Ali. Ali will be reporting to chief executive Tom Laidlaw and will be in charge of developing the brand and promoting the company across a range of media. He brings 11 years’ experience in online marketing and joins from Just-East.co.uk. Citibank Agency and TrustAdrian Nye has joined Citibank as a sales manager. He will be responsible for expanding the firm’s presence across Asia, having previously been focused just on the south-east region. CITY MOVES | WHO’S SWITCHING JOBS whatsappcenter_img Wednesday 5 January 2011 7:19 pm whatsapp More From Our Partners Kansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Gaming generates $261bn for US economy

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter The gaming industry’s contribution to the US economy increased by nearly 10% to $261bn (£198bn/€224bn) between 2014 and 2017, according to a new study by Oxford Economics on behalf of the American Gaming Association (AGA).The report, which can be accessed here, found that the industry generated $40.8bn in tax revenues for federal, state and regional governments last year and supported employment for nearly 1.8 million people – up from 1.7 million in 2014 – including 727,000 direct jobs in the sector.Of the tax take, nearly half ($18.6bn) was for the federal coffers, including $8bn in social security.“The industry’s tax revenue alone provides enough funding to hire 692,000 new teachers,” said Sara Slane, the AGA’s senior vice-president of public affairs.The analysis includes regulated online gaming in Delaware, New Jersey and Nevada, with the figures likely to increase further as more states across the country introduce sports betting legislation following the Supreme Court’s decision in May to overturn PASPA.The study excluded pari-mutuel gaming, slots and video lottery terminals in non-casino locations, lotteries and charitable gaming.Like consumer spending, direct casino labour income, which reached $26.5bn last year, has followed a positive trajectory year-on-year since 2009 and the aftermath of the worldwide economic crash, with the exception of a marginal fall in 2014.Interestingly, the report found that $89bn of consumer spending at casinos – including $73bn of spending on gaming – was considerably more than the $76bn spent on attending sports events last year.Earlier this month the AGA insisted that proposals to introduce a federal framework for regulated sports betting were flawed as the “proven regulatory regime” currently in place is already backed by the majority of US citizens. Topics: Casino & games Finance 19th September 2018 | By contenteditor Gaming generates $261bn for US economy More money spent at casinos than attending live sports events in US last year, report findscenter_img Casino & games AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: US Email Addresslast_img read more

Japanese celebratory swallow dive try goes horribly wrong

first_imgMonday Mar 31, 2014 Japanese celebratory swallow dive try goes horribly wrong Poor Kosuke Hashino. It was meant to be a great occasion topped off by a wonderful finish, but instead the Japanese flyer showed us what can go wrong when attempting a swallow dive. He’s not the first, nor the last who will succumb to a bit of showboating. Japan became the first Asian nation to qualify as a core team in the HSBC Sevens World Series after they beat Italy 26-5 in Hong Kong on Sunday. The qualifiers featured 12 teams all vying for a spot on the prestigious world series, which takes place over nine rounds each year.As with Carlin Isles’ debut in fifteens, this was to be a memorable occasion for a number of reasons, as Kosuke Hashino’s blooper left shocked viewers gob smacked.With an opportunity for a runaway try, Hashino looked to seal the victory in style with a big swallow dive, similar to the kind of showboating/celebrating/showmanship (your choice) often seen by England wing Chris Ashton, but got it horribly wrong.While Ashton is yet to mess up (unlike Juan Leguizamon a few years back), Hashino lept into the air spectacularly, but left the ball behind. Luckily the win was already a sure thing so he didn’t cost his side anything but a few blushes.EXTRA: You can view more absolute howlers in the Related Posts below the videoADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Funnies , See it to Believe it Related Articles 29 WEEKS AGO WATCH: American reacts to brilliant Nigel… 29 WEEKS AGO Video of John Kirwan apologising while wearing… 29 WEEKS AGO Simon Zebo reveals how ‘absolute lunatic’… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

WOTHOUSE / NSW AS

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/592298/wothouse-nsw-as Clipboard Architects: NSW AS Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/592298/wothouse-nsw-as Clipboard WOTHOUSE / NSW AS “COPY” Norway Save this picture!© Einar Aslaksen+ 20 Share Year:  Photographs photographs:  Einar AslaksenPhotographs:  Einar AslaksenSave this picture!© Einar AslaksenText description provided by the architects. The site, located north of downtown Oslo, is part of a neighborhood consisting primarily of villas from the 1930’s. Over the past few years, it has been the subject of an increasing number of densification projects. In this particular case, our client wished to build a house for his family of five in the backyard of a property that has been in the family for generations.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanThe yard is encircled by traditional wood clad villas, lush fruit trees and the occasional protected maple. In reverence to the surrounding buildings, the house was given a simple cubic geometry. We aimed to create a compact, solid and restrained stone volume, solidly rooted to the ground. The building’s placement on the site is given by general provisions regarding minimum distances to neighbouring properties and roadways, yet succeeds in creating intimate outdoor spaces towards both the south and the north.Save this picture!© Einar AslaksenThe quadraticstructure is punctuated by precise cut-outs for the windows and doors, whose deliberate placement creates varying daylight effects throughout the building’s three floors. The skylight, located directly above the staircase, fills the house with daylight all the way down to the basement, a room which is simultaneously washed by indirect daylight from the deep light well. The way in which natural light enters and is filtered by the building is constantly changing. This reinforces the characteristic traits of the different living areas, while also ensuring varied views and good contact with the exterior environment.Save this picture!First Floor PlanIn order to emphasize the massiveness of the dwelling, we chose brick cladding which was laid with unusually narrow mortar joints recessed from the face of the brick in order to give the impression of a dry stacked façade. Except for the exterior doors made of ( ), the palette of materials is mostly muted, and the interior limited to concrete and plasterboard surfaces with a continuous flooring surface of untreated spruce.Save this picture!© Einar AslaksenThe family’s space requirements will likely be under constant change over the coming years, and a flexible plan was a prerequisite. We favoured smooth transitions between different functions, and have planned the bedrooms as natural extensions to the first floor living area.Save this picture!© Einar AslaksenSave this picture!Basament Floor PlanWOTHOUSE has stemmed from a particularly good relationship with the client and the different craftsmen, and has resulted in a seemingly simple house with conservative land use and precise details.Save this picture!© Einar AslaksenProject gallerySee allShow lessMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 Victims Honored with “Memorial in the Sky”Architecture NewsHow to Fix America’s Infrastructure ProblemMisc Share CopyHouses•Oslo, Norway 2014 CopyAbout this officeNSW ASOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOsloHousesNorwayPublished on February 01, 2015Cite: “WOTHOUSE / NSW AS” 01 Feb 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogVentilated / Double Skin FacadeTechnowoodProfile Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar PanelsMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel PicturaCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemConcreteKrytonSmart ConcreteSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Stainless Steel FinishesWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityChairsSellexChair – IrinaBathroom FurnitureKaleBathroom Cabinets – ZeroMore 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 stream ArchDaily Projects Area:  248 m² Area:  248 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses 2014 Year:  “COPY” WOTHOUSE / NSW ASSave this projectSaveWOTHOUSE / NSW ASlast_img read more

The House of Three Trees / JK-AR

first_img South Korea Structural Engineer: The House of Three Trees / JK-AR CopyHouses•Sangju-si, South Korea ArchDaily The House of Three Trees / JK-ARSave this projectSaveThe House of Three Trees / JK-AR “COPY” Save this picture!© Rohspace+ 49Curated by Paula Pintos Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/921955/the-house-of-three-trees-jk-ar Clipboard Houses Architects: JK-AR Area Area of this architecture project Area:  60 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project center_img Photographs Year:  CopyAbout this officeJK-AROfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSangju-siSouth KoreaPublished on July 30, 2019Cite: “The House of Three Trees / JK-AR” 30 Jul 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?消失百年的东亚木构复兴,树枝状‘斗拱’ / JK-AR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 stream Projects Photographs:  Rohspace JK-AR Construction:Jae K. Kim, Seoungbum Heo, Yesol Lee, Minho Kim, Jinho Shin, Myunghee NamDesign Team:Jae K. Kim, Seoungbum Heo, Yesol Lee, Youngjune LeeCity:Sangju-siCountry:South KoreaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© RohspaceRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)Fiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridText description provided by the architects. The House of 3 Trees is the realization of an architectural fantasy; the fantasy explores an alternate reality in which several historical events of the past century have not occurred. What if timber resources were not depleted in the late Joseon Dynasty of Korea in 17thto 19thCenturies? Despite the exhaustion of timber, what if globalization had begun earlier and had introduced the import of wooden materials from Russia, Canada, Northern Europe, and Japan as affordably as it is now? Finally, what if the reinforced concrete structure had not dominated the architecture of the 21st century? Then, the timber buildings of East Asia may have continued to evolve. These premises can give us an opportunity to retain a culture of timber architecture that we had kept for at least 1500 years, and may further lead us to experience a new architecture. Save this picture!© RohspaceThis house is the rebirth of East Asian timber architecture that disappeared 100 years ago. More specifically, the project is the reinterpretation of the iconic wooden bracket systems ubiquitous in the East Asia timber architecture. Called “Gong-po” in Korea and “Dougong” in China, the system was the most symbolic part of East Asian timber buildings from both structural and aesthetic perspectives. The house criticizes today’s application of traditional buildings that are superficial, merely imitating traditional expressions in architecture, or too abstract. Rather, the house redefines the virtue of East Asian timber buildings in its tectonic aspect which is a combination of structure and ornamentation. Moreover, the house serves as an example of how contemporary technology such as design computation and digital fabrication can reinterpret traditional architecture. Technology can give East Asian timber construction the potential to evolve in a new direction.Save this picture!© RohspaceSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© RohspaceThe 3trees within the house create an interior space, responding to the hexagonally shaped building footprint. Three trees as anchor points are also a minimum requirement to support the roof. Apart from the structure, the wall enclosing the house was required to insulated during the cold winter in Korea, as well to tailor the visual experience while inside the space. As a result, people inside experience only enclosed space dominated by the tree structure, yet they still have a curated view to the outside through apertures. The change of time can be felt through sunlight’s movement as it filters into the gap between the roof and wall. It resembles the sunlight falling into a forest. In this way, the trees become a forest.Save this picture!© RohspaceThe tree structure of the house is solely composed of wooden joinery. The construction method without using additive fastener such as nails is not only intended to follow traditional methodology but to show the sheer strength of engineered timber as a structural element. Save this picture!Floor planSave this picture!Assembly diagramThe footprint of the house follows the erratic shape of the site. Despite its irregular hexagonal form, the house can follow an order generated by algorithmic tools. The order by the tools sets the guideline for placing 3 Trees. Algorithmic tools again guided the design and analysis of the complex form of 3 trees. The4006 pieces of wooden elements generatedtoformthe3 trees resulted from the optimized numbers for construction efficiency and logistics.  Save this picture!© RohspaceIn addition to designing a building form, the typical rural houses around the site inspired the roof design and material choice. Rural houses built in 70 and ’80s, which were designed by construction standards given by a government, have a flat roof that results in poor drainage and rainwater accumulation, which pose serious threats to the homes’ water-resistance these days. The voluntary solution to rainwater leakage is to cover an existing flat roof with a pitched roof made of sandwich panels. This spontaneously made roof inspires the design of a thin and floating roof with the notion of lightness. Also, the use of asphalt shingles, known locally as cheap materials, helped to emphasize the lightness of the roof. Save this picture!© RohspaceMoreover, other commonly used materials in the rural area of Korea were selected for the exterior finish of the house. These included plywood and plastic panels for the exterior walls. Especially, polycarbonate corrugated panels, for the exterior wall finishing material, are often seen as the cladding of warehouses and greenhouses. This translucent panel subtly reveals the plywood finishing inside and, similarly to the roof, gives an ethereal lightness to the building which simultaneously contrasts from adjacent houses and recollects other structures common in the region. Functionally the panels generate an additional air layer and increase insulation performance, as well as protect inner plywood from rainwater.Save this picture!© RohspaceProject gallerySee allShow lessSpatial Design of North No. 27 Shouhehuo Restaurant / DTZW WorksSelected ProjectsShanghai Museum of Glass Park / Coordination AsiaSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/921955/the-house-of-three-trees-jk-ar Clipboard “COPY” 2018last_img read more

In-kind donation report from McKinsey Quarterly

first_img The US-based McKinsey Quarterly has published a report covering in-kind donations for non-profits.Saying no to in-kind donations from companies can be difficult but sometimes it can be essential. “Under the wrong circumstances, it can cost an organisation more to accept an in-kind donation than to buy a substitute”, says the latest report from the McKinsey Quarterly.The report recommends non-profits consider the total cost of ownership of donations, including such variables as transport and repairs, before deciding whether to accept them. Advertisement In-kind donation report from McKinsey Quarterly The report is available online at no charge, but you will need to register at the site to access it.  58 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 8 October 2003 | Newscenter_img Tagged with: Research / statistics Trading AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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

US citizen interrogated by Thai officials for his online activities

first_img News Help by sharing this information ThailandAsia – Pacific Receive email alerts News June 12, 2020 Find out more Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years Reporters Without Borders is an international press freedom organization that defends the right to inform and to be informed. World Organization for Human Rights USA (“Human Rights USA”) is an American non-governmental organization working through impact litigation to ensure that U.S. laws are consistent with universal human rights standards. Read more about the situation of freedom of speech and Thai lese-majeste law : http://en.rsf.org/thailand.html and http://en.rsf.org/surveillance-thailand,36673.html. The Fourth Amendment of the American Constitution states: “The right of people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” News Follow the news on Thailand News to go further May 12, 2021 Find out more RSF_en August 21, 2020 Find out more Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar Organisation ThailandAsia – Pacific May 7, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 US citizen interrogated by Thai officials for his online activities Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom Reporters Without Borders and the World Organization for Human Rights USA (“Human Rights USA”) are outraged that Anthony Chai, an American citizen from California, was interrogated by Thai officials in Thailand and again later in the U.S. for allegedly insulting the monarchy in 2006. Originally from Thailand, Chai was granted US citizenship in the late 1970s. He faces possible arrest if he returns to Thailand.In 2006, Thai officials also contacted the company who hosted http://www.manusaya.com, the website where comments about the Thai king were traced to Chai’s business computer. It is believed that Chai’s IP address was provided by the web hosting company without his knowledge. In response, the U.S.-based hosting company shut down the website.“We are concerned about the widespread impact of Thailand’s lese majeste laws, including the direct implications for nationals of other countries, especially at a time of political tension through out the country.” the organizations said. “Chai’s case seems to show that American authorities do not object to foreign officials interrogating US citizens on American soil . Even more scandalous, Thai officials can require American firms to comply with Thai laws even when operating in the US . This is contradictory to US law and protection of national business. We are urging the Department of Justice to take action regarding this case”, Reporters Without Borders and Human Rights USA declared.Anthony Chai told Reporters Without Borders and Human Rights USA: ”According to one of the officials who came to interrogate me, he said he wanted to finish his report and to secure documents, booklets relating to the Thai monarchy. Fearing that I might not be able to go back to Thailand, I did cooperate with him, the Thai prosecutor and a palace representative fully. They were a party of three. I answered whatever he needed for his police report and gave him some literature and booklets regarding the Thai monarchy that my assistant and I had received in the mail during the past years. I was shocked to learn that Thai authorities have decided to file a lese majeste charge against me.”last_img read more

Death threats force The New Herald correspondent to flee

first_img October 21, 2020 Find out more RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America ColombiaAmericas ColombiaAmericas April 27, 2021 Find out more RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia Reports News Receive email alerts February 8, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Death threats force The New Herald correspondent to flee May 13, 2021 Find out morecenter_img Reporters Without Borders voiced dismay today that Olga Cecilia Vega, a correspondent for the Miami-based Spanish-language daily The New Herald, was forced to flee the southern city of Florencia where she lived and worked because of repeated threats ever since she interviewed one of the leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) last October.“Vega’s plight once again shows how the Colombian press is dying in the war zones,” the press freedom organisation said. “Journalists now have to choose between flight or death. Vega, who was already forced into exile once, is the second journalist to have to flee the region where they work since the start of the year.”Reporters Without Borders added: “Eight other journalists suffered the same fate last year. When will this exodus stop? We call on the Colombia authorities to shed every possible light on this case, in which state agents could be involved.”The Florencia region where Vega worked is a war zone. It was in this region that last October she interviewed Raúl Reyes, who is considered to be the FARC’s deputy commander. According to FLIP, a local press freedom group, two men went to her hotel on 28 January and told the manager: “Tell this ‘guerrilla’ that she has 48 hours to leave Florencia.”In the days prior to this visit, she had received anonymous phone calls telling her that the hotel where she lived would be blown up if she did not leave.Vega said she thought the threats were made by the state security agents who took to following her after her interview with Reyes and who were thought to be the source of rumours that she was Reyes’ mistress. Just before leaving Florencia on 1 February, Vega received a visit in her office from two men who confirmed they had followed her and gathered information about her.While working for RCN Radio in 2002, Vega was the target of two attempts on her life and threats from the right-wing paramilitaries of the United Self-Defence Groups of Colombia (AUC) while she was covering peace talks with the FARC. As a result, she had to leave Colombia for several months.Two armed men who are arrested in March 2005 were found to be in possession of extensive videotape footage of her taken during the three months from January to March 2004. The two men were released soon afterwards. Follow the news on Colombia to go further Help by sharing this information Organisation RSF_en 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies News Newslast_img read more

Apple Bites weekly Limerick News exclusive to Limerick Post TV

first_imgEmail APPLE BITES weekly Limerick news is now exclusively available on www.limerickpost.ie. Check out the Limerick Post TV on Youtube for all of your local Limerick videos.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up This week Apple Bites has coverage of the unveiling of the bust of Frank McCourt at Leamy House and all of the action from the charity soccer match between the Moyross Monks and the Gardaí. WhatsApp Twitter NewsLocal NewsApple Bites weekly Limerick News exclusive to Limerick Post TVBy admin – May 17, 2010 649 Printcenter_img Advertisement Linkedin Facebook Previous articleFight night back at UL ArenaNext articleLee to return for title fight in Limerick adminlast_img read more