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  • Caesars launches SG Digital managed trading services

    first_img SG Digital deploys Managed Trading Service solution with operator partner in New Jersey and Mississippi Casino & games Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Caesars Entertainment Corporation has strengthened its sports betting offerings in New Jersey and Mississippi offerings with the launch of SG Digital’s Managed Trading Service (MTS) solution.The roll-out provides the operator’s sportsbooks with a range of betting and pricing services, as well as real-time event data solutions. It has been made possible by SG Digital parent company Scientific Games’ acquisition of US sports data provider Don Best Sports Corporation. Scientific Games already powers the Caesars online, mobile and retail sports betting offering in New Jersey and Mississippi with its OpenBet sportsbook technology. SG Digital powered the launch of Caesars’ sports betting offering in New Jersey in July this year, following this up with a roll-out in Mississippi in August.“With the integration of Don Best, Caesars will now be able to provide our customers superior speed and variety in available sports betting lines both on premise and in the Caesars Sports App,” Caesars executive vice-president of gaming and interactive Christian Stuart said. The Caesars integration marks the first time that SG Digital has launched the MTS solution for a client. Keith O’Loughlin, senior vice-president of sportsbook at SG Digital, said: “Following a quick and simple integration that took less than two weeks following the Don Best acquisition and the recent formation of our Gibraltar Sportsbook Ops team, Caesars now has one of the most comprehensive sports betting offering in the US, with MTS delivering a complete product.” Earlier this year, Scientific Games established a new sportsbook operations team in Gibraltar to launch a managed service for sports betting clients. The division has been further strengthened with the addition of a sportsbook marketing service.Image: William Warby Caesars launches SG Digital managed trading services Regions: US Mississippi New Jersey Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Casino & games Sports betting Tech & innovation AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 29th November 2018 | By contenteditor Email Addresslast_img read more

  • DraftKings launches mobile app in West Virginia

    first_img Topics: Casino & games Sports betting Social gaming Regions: US New Jersey West Virginia DraftKings launches mobile app in West Virginia AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter DraftKings has launched its mobile sportsbook in the West Virginia market, while the operator has also added NetEnt content to its igaming offering in New Jersey. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address Casino & games DraftKings has launched its mobile sportsbook in the West Virginia market, while the operator has also added NetEnt content to its igaming offering in New Jersey.Punters in West Virginia will now be able to place sports bets via the DraftKings sportsbook app on mobile and online, with the ability to switch between real-money and daily fantasy play.The West Virginia sportsbook launch was made possible through a partnership with Penn National Gaming, which DraftKings agreed in December of last year.“We are thrilled to continue our DraftKings Sportsbook expansion by getting our product into the hands of West Virginians,” DraftKings’ co-founder and chief revenue officer, Matt Kalish, said.“We look forward to serving our fans with the top-rated DraftKings Sportsbook app, that features numerous consumer protection features and strives to provide the broadest selection of betting options with the best odds and rewards in West Virginia.”Read the full story on iGB North America.Image: World Poker Tour Tags: Mobile Online Gambling 29th August 2019 | By contenteditorlast_img read more

  • Buttom’s World by R Franco Digital

    first_img Topics: Casino & games Slots You can also collect balls of wool as you progress through the game – the more you collect, the bigger your final prize. Buttom’s World by R Franco Digital AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter If you are able to find three or more telephones in this new slot from R Franco Digital, you get free spins for big prizes. Go Live Date (expected):May 21st Game special features:Cascading functionNumber of paylines:243Number of reel:5RTP% (recorded/theoretical):96,06%Variance/volatility:LowNumber of symbols to trigger feature/bonus?:3Can feature be retriggered?:yesNumber of free spins awarded?:10Stacked or expanding wilds in normal play?:NoStacked or expanding wilds in feature play?:NoNumber of jackpot tiers?:0Auto-play function?:Yes Buttom’s World is a thrilling three-row five-reel slot machine set in a fantasy worldfull of rag dolls and cloth scraps. Slots 11th May 2021 | By Aaron Noy Email Addresslast_img read more

  • Formula 1 Belgian GP Live : All you want to know…

    first_img Formula 1 Friday, 28th August 2020First Practice Session – Belgium2.30 PM Latest Sports News by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeIPL 2020: Bad news for Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Jonny BairstowIPL 2020 : Srikanth and fans slams MS Dhoni, says ‘wasted 15 Cr on Jadhav & Chawla’Shahid Afridi’s daughter Aqsa to marry Pakistan quick Shaheen AfridiHamilton won the Belgian Grand Prix race in 2017, 2015 & 2010. The last 10 winners of the Belgian Grand Prix are as follows –2019: Charles Leclerc (Monaco, Ferrari)2018: Sebastian Vettel (Germany, Ferrari)2017: Lewis Hamilton (Great Britain, Mercedes)2016: Nico Rosberg (Germany, Mercedes)2015: Lewis Hamilton (Great Britain, Mercedes)2014: Daniel Riccardio (Australia, Red Bull)2013: Sebastian Vettel (Germany, Red Bull)2012: Jenson Button (Great Britain, McLaren)2011: Sebastian Vettel (Germany, Red Bull)2010: Lewis Hamilton (Great Britain, McLaren)0Here’s the list of F1 races you can stream on Disney+ Hotstar VIP this week. Check out the timelines of LIVE streaming of F1 Belgian GP. Cricket Cricket BCCI to form committee to take call on compensating domestic cricketers Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Shaqiri doubles Switzerland’s lead after Seferovic opener; Follow Live Updates YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsored DateRaceTime (IST) RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore Second Practice Session – Belgium6.30 PM ISL: Sunil Chhetri extends Bengaluru FC stay until 2023 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Previous articleSAI accepts David John’s resignation as Hockey India’s High Performance DirectorNext articleCSA Appoints Lucy Davey As Acting Head Of Communications, Media Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Sunday, 30th August 2020Main Race – Belgium6.40 PM Facebook Twitter Saturday, 29th August 2020Third Practice Session – Belgium3.30 PM Cricket center_img Football WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram kick start Proteas’ innings; SA 4/0 (0.2) – Follow Live Updates Cricket WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch video Formula 1 Belgian GP Live : All you want to know about Belgian GP and Live Streaming on Disney+ Hotstar Qualifying Race – Belgium6.30 PM PSL 2021 Playoffs: Schedule, Timing, LIVE streaming, list of champions; all you need to know Tokyo Olympics: Deepika Kumari to be sole entry to Tokyo Games as Indian women’s recurve team fails to qualify SportFormula 1Latest Sports News F1 French GP 2021: Max Verstappen pips Lewis Hamilton to win French GP, Perez finishes 3rd By Kunal Dhyani – August 25, 2020 In the Formula 1 2020 season, Belgian Grand Prix is Round 7th of season dominated by one and only Lewis Hamilton. Mercedes come into this one as comfortable favourites after Hamilton secured his fourth win of the season at the Spanish Grand Prix. He has now stretched his lead over Max Verstappen in the Drivers’ Championship to 37 points.Last two editions of the Belgian GP has been won by Ferrari drivers. Sebastian Vettel won in 2018 before Charles Lecelerc won his first Formula 1 race at the 2019 Belgian Grand Prix. But currently Ferrari is struggling in the midfield, it’s unlikely they will retain their grasp on the winner’s trophy this year. TAGSAll you want to know about Belgian GPChampionship standingsF1 2020 Season LeaderboardF1 Belgian GP Live Streaming Disney+ hotstarF1 Belgian Grand Prix Live StreamingFormula 1 Belgian GP Live SHARE F1 Belgian GP Live : Where does the Belgian Grand Prix take place?In every sense, the Belgian Grand Prix is one of the classics on the F1 calendar. A circuit both spectacular and emotive; La Source hairpin, the downhill plunge to Eau Rouge, the forest setting and the longest lap distance in the World Championship.But the weather and size of the track means it can be problematic for drivers. It can be dry in one place and wet in another.Some of the course follows public roads, but the track boasts excellent facilities for teams, officials and media. It has been the home of the Belgian Grand Prix on a permanent basis since 1985. The race will be run over 44 laps of the 7.004 km circuit.Where can I watch the Belgian Grand Prix LIVE on TV?Belgian Grand Prix weekend – including qualifying and the race proper – will be screened live on Star Sports Select in the Indian Sub-Continent & Will be Streamed LIVE on Disney+ Hotstar.United States: ESPNCanada: RDS (French), TSN (English)Australia: Fox Sports, One (Network Ten)France: Canal + (pay TV) and TF1 (free-to-air)Italy: Sky Italia, TV8Germany: RTL and Sky DeutschlandSpain: Movistar F1Formula 1 2020 Season : What are the latest F1 Championship standings?The leaders in the race for the Drivers’ and Constructors’ Championships heading into the Belgian Grand Prix are as follows:Drivers’ ChampionshipLewis Hamilton – 132 pointsMax Verstappen – 95 pointsValtteri Bottas – 89 pointsCharles Leclerc – 45 pointsLance Stroll – 40 pointsConstructors’ ChampionshipMercedes – 221 pointsRed Bull – 135 pointsRacing Point – 63 pointsMcLaren – 62 pointsFerrari – 61 pointsWith sports being resumed behind closed doors, Disney+ Hotstar VIP continues to bring LIVE sporting action to all Formula 1 aficionados. Fans can watch all races LIVE, can catch the highlights and other content such as complete race reviews, and much more. Catch all the action of Formula One LIVE only on Disney+ Hotstar VIP Cricket Latest Sports News WTC Final Live- Ind vs NZ: Kyle Jamieson bags 5th five-wicket haul in 8th Test, rattles India in WTC final Bengaluru last_img read more

  • Bank of Kigali(BK) (BOK.rw) 2010 Annual Report

    first_imgBK Group Plc (BOK.rw) listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2010 annual report.For more information about BK Group Plc (BOK.rw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the BK Group Plc (BOK.rw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: BK Group Plc (BOK.rw)  2010 annual report.Company ProfileBK Group Plc formerly (Bank of Kigali Limited) is Rwanda’s largest commercial bank by assets and licensed by the country’s banking regulator, National Bank of Rwanda. It offers a full spectrum of products and services for retail banking, corporate banking and central treasury. Bank of Kigali SA commenced operations in 1967; initially as a joint venture between the government of Rwanda and Belgolaise, with each owning 50% of the ordinary share capital. In 2007, the government of Rwanda acquired the Belgolaise shareholding which increased its direct and indirect shareholding in the Bank of Kigali to 100% of the entire Issued Shares. The Bank changed its name to Bank of Kigali Limited in 2011 under a new law relating to companies. Bank of Kigali Limited now has 79 branches located in the main towns and cities of Rwanda with its head office in the capital city, Kigali. BK Group Plc has a primary listing on the Rwanda Stock Exchange and a secondary listing on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

  • Floridians unlikely to vote on marijuana legalization in 2022 – but…

    first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply April 27, 2021 at 6:14 am Marijuana consumers deserve and demand equal rights and protections under our laws that are currently afforded to the drinkers of far more dangerous and deadly, yet perfectly legal, widely accepted, endlessly advertised and even glorified as an All-American pastime, alcohol.Plain and simple! Legalize Nationwide!It’s time for us, the majority of The People to take back control of our national marijuana policy. By voting OUT of office any and all politicians who very publicly and vocally admit to having an anti-marijuana, prohibitionist agenda! Time to vote’em all OUT of office. Period. Plain and simple.Politicians who continue to demonize Marijuana, Corrupt Law Enforcement Officials who prefer to ruin peoples lives over Marijuana possession rather than solve real crimes who fund their departments toys and salaries with monies acquired through Marijuana home raids, seizures and forfeitures, and so-called “Addiction Specialists” who make their income off of the judicial misfortunes of our citizens who choose marijuana, – Your actions go against The Will of The People and Your Days In Office Are Numbered! Find new careers before you don’t have one. The People have spoken! Get on-board with Marijuana Legalization Nationwide, or be left behind and find new careers. Your choice.The “War on Marijuana” has been a complete and utter failure. It is the largest component of the broader yet equally unsuccessful “War on Drugs” that has cost our country over a trillion dollars.Instead of The United States wasting Billions upon Billions more of our yearly tax dollars fighting a never ending “War on Marijuana”, lets generate Billions of dollars, and improve the deficit instead. It’s a no brainer.The Prohibition of Marijuana has also ruined the lives of many of our loved ones. In numbers greater than any other nation, our loved ones are being sent to jail and are being given permanent criminal records. Especially, if they happen to be of the “wrong” skin color or they happen to be from the “wrong” neighborhood. Which ruin their chances of employment for the rest of their lives, and for what reason?Marijuana is much safer to consume than alcohol. Yet do we lock people up for choosing to drink?Let’s end this hypocrisy now!The government should never attempt to legislate morality by creating victim-less marijuana “crimes” because it simply does not work and costs the taxpayers a fortune.Marijuana Legalization Nationwide is an inevitable reality that’s approaching much sooner than prohibitionists think and there is nothing they can do to stop it!Legalize Nationwide! Support Each and Every Marijuana Legalization Initiative! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Reply Please enter your comment! Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate By John Haughey | The Center SquareThe Florida Supreme Court Thursday rejected as misleading language in a prospective proposed constitutional amendment seeking to legalize adult-use recreational marijuana, likely knocking it from the November 2022 ballot.But make no mistake, marijuana is going to be a 2022 campaign issue in Florida as advocates pushing for full legalization separate those who support the status quo from those who advocate for full legalization, which surveys repeatedly confirm is popular with Sunshine State voters.“2022 will be a referendum on marijuana – and getting rid of any electeds standing in the way,” tweeted Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried after Thursday’s 5-2 Supreme Court ruling that the prospective measure’s summary is misleading.Fried and other legalization proponents maintain Florida’s GOP-dominated Legislature has consistently resisted marijuana liberalization against constituents’ wishes, launching a failed effort this year to degrade medical marijuana potency, potentially damaging an industry that created nearly 15,000 jobs and generated nearly $1.23 billion in taxable sales in 2020 in Florida.While DeSantis resisted placing THC caps on medical marijuana and demanded lawmakers lift prohibitions on smokable medical marijuana upon assuming office in 2019, he opposes legalization and the creation of a recreational market.Thursday’s ruling comes nearly a year after the Supreme Court heard Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody’s challenge to Make It Legal Florida’s (MILF) proposed amendment legalizing marijuana use for adults.In a majority opinion penned by Chief Justice Charles Canady, the court concluded the proposal’s summary is “affirmatively misleading” because it doesn’t clarify that marijuana is still illegal under federal law.The summary is “clearly and conclusively defective,” the opinion states, specifically where it says adoption will “permit” people to have 2.5 ounces of marijuana, which would be a criminal offense under federal law.Justices conceded they did not impose the same requirements when reviewing marijuana-related ballot language in 2014, 2015 and 2016.Justices Jorge Labarga and Alan Lawson voted for the proposal.“Today’s decision underestimates Florida voters and adds hurdles to the citizen-initiative process not supported by the plain language of the governing law or our precedent,” Lawson wrote. “We take a non-paternalistic approach to our review, expecting voters to educate themselves regarding the details of a proposed amendment before voting.”Calling Thursday’s ruling “another infringement on the will of Floridians,” Fried said, “Florida’s voters are smart and they understand the federal status of adult-use marijuana. They also understand that states all over the country are working to overcome this, with residents getting what they’ve been asking for all along. Florida voters have taken this into their own hands because the Florida Legislature failed to do right by the people in taking legislative action on legalization.”Moody petitioned for an advisory opinion on the prospective ballot measure in late 2019, when it was still vying for a place on the 2020 ballot. The court heard Moody’s case in March 2020.Tampa-based Make It Legal Florida (MILF) is chaired by former MadMen Southeastern Director of Government Affairs Nick Hansen and has garnered more than $8.237 million in contributions since it was founded in 2019.MILF is backed largely by two national marijuana corporations — Atlanta-based Surterra, which operates more than 30 medical marijuana dispensaries in Florida, and California-based MedMen, which operates nearly 100 retail sites in 12 states, including in Florida.MILF’s adult use of marijuana petition has gathered 556,049 signatures as of Friday. The proposed amendment needs 891,589 voter signatures by next summer to qualify for the November 2022 ballot.But to do so now, MILF would need to revise its ballot language and begin the signature-gathering process again. Brian Kelly You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here TAGSAdult-useAmendmentBallotCampaignElections 2022Florida Supreme CourtGovernor Ron DeSantisMake It Legal FloridaMarijuanaMILFRecreational UseThe Center Square Previous articleAAA: Florida gas prices slip to 7-week lowNext articleCan Rock Springs Ridge, Robert Dello Russo, and the City of Apopka make a deal? Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR In this Feb. 7, 2019, file photo, a bud tender shows a top cannabis strain at Serra, a dispensary in Portland, Oregon. Richard Vogel/AP Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. 1 COMMENT The Anatomy of Fear last_img read more

  • WW commentary: LeBron James’ apology & the roots of anti-Semitism

    first_imgA beloved athlete posts a brief song lyric on social media. Commentators denounce the lyric as offensive and him as a bigot. He says he didn’t know it was offensive, and apologizes. What does it all signify?It signifies that it is in the interests of the capitalist ruling class to foment division and to blame the oppressed as somehow the real perpetrators of bias and bigotry.The athlete is Los Angeles Lakers basketball megastar LeBron James. The lyric, which he posted to Instagram Dec. 22, included the phrase “Jewish money” from a rap song by the performer 21 Savage he’d been listening to.LeBron James’ warm-up shirt quotes the late Eric Garner as he was being choked to death by New York police in 2014Reaction was swift. Sports Business Daily reporter Darren Rovell took to Twitter to express his outrage and call on Jewish people, including National Basketball Association Commissioner Adam Silver, to join him.Sports Business Daily is owned by Advance Publications Inc., a media conglomerate with vast holdings. These include Conde Nast, which publishes Vogue and Vanity Fair among other magazines; Fairchild Publications, which owns Women’s Wear Daily and other publications; and American City Business Journals, the biggest publisher of metropolitan business newsweeklies in the United States.SBD is, in other words, a major capitalist media outlet. It posted $2.2 billion in revenues in 2017. Rovell, formerly of the worldwide sports conglomerate ESPN, the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is one of its best-known commentators and a right winger.In fact, the headline of Newsweek magazine’s Dec. 23 article on this “controversy” characterized James’ Twitter post as “angering conservative critics.”So a reactionary writer for a website devoted to the profitability of professional sports tries to stir up hostility toward one of the country’s most prominent and progressive Black athletes for an unintended and immediately retracted reference. Although the attempt ultimately fizzled, and did not draw in Commissioner Silver, it did gather some support, mostly on Twitter, where dozens of tweets called James anti-Semitic.The day after his tweet, LeBron James said on ESPN: “Apologies, for sure, if I offended anyone. … I actually thought it was a compliment, and obviously it wasn’t through the lens of a lot of people. My apologies. It definitely was not the intent, obviously, to hurt anybody.” (Dec. 22)It seems clear, it rings true, that James honestly didn’t know the historical meaning and use of phrases like “Jewish money” as fodder for anti-Semitism.  He apologized anyway. What more could he do?Also on a Dec. 22 episode of his HBO series, “The Shop,” James criticized the majority of white National Football League billionaire owners for having a “slave mentality” by disregarding the rights of their players, 70 percent of whom are Black. (espn.com, Dec. 22)  James made no apology for this accurate statement.Real source of anti-SemitismThis is far from the first time that a prominent person of color, especially a Black person who is an outspoken activist against racism, as is LeBron James, has been lambasted as an anti-Semite.  It’s not the first effort to direct anger and fear, especially Jewish anger and fear, against such a person.The issue, in reality, is never what the person did or didn’t say, or how perfectly phrased the person’s apology was. The issue is that it is in the ruling class’s interest to deflect attention from the real source of anti-Semitism: itself.Anti-Semitism is a very old, very effective strategy to direct the working class’s rage away from the true source of its problems: the ruling class, which is overwhelmingly made up of white, Anglo-Saxon Protestants. It instead portrays Jewish people, a tiny group — only 0.2 percent of the world’s population — as somehow owning and controlling the world’s wealth by being devious, evil schemers bent on driving workers and the poor into poverty and misery.While its roots are deep and wide and go back millennia, anti-Semitism flourished during the rise of capitalism in Europe. From 19th-century czarism in Russia through the Nazi genocide, it was skillfully crafted as a tactic to break up revolutionary movements. To this day, with resurgent fascist organizing again casting caricatured Jewish bankers as the culprit behind workers’ worsening standard of living in Germany, France and other countries, the capitalists wield anti-Semitism as a favored tool.In this context, the absurdity of portraying oppressed communities as purveyors of anti-Semitism should be clear. Who has the motive and the power to foment attacks against Jewish people? Who poses an actual threat to Jewish people?Of course it is not, and can never be, the oppressed. Of course it is only, and will always be, the bosses.The threat is real, as evidenced by the Oct. 27 massacre at a synagogue in Pittsburgh. Emboldened under Trump, previously suppressed elements, the worst violent, anti-Semitic scum, are surfacing and acting in a way that has not been seen in this country for decades. At the same time, racist attacks, already epidemic, are on the rise, whether against Latinx migrants, Black youth, or other oppressed people.The only effective response is unity, first and foremost against racism, and against all forms of bias and division, from anti-Semitism to sexism to LGBTQ2S oppression. It’s this unity, rejecting the bosses’ attempts to divert anger away from themselves, that will move the struggle of the workers and oppressed forward against capitalism itself.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

  • In the light of the recent surveillance scandals, a German journalist is barred from his flight to the United States

    first_img Organisation Follow the news on Brazil BrazilAmericas Help by sharing this information Alarm after two journalists murdered in Brazil October 2, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 In the light of the recent surveillance scandals, a German journalist is barred from his flight to the United States May 13, 2021 Find out more 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies April 27, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Reporters Without Borders demands an explanation from the American border control as to why Ilja Trojanow was denied access to the United States. The German writer/journalist was stopped at the Salvador da Bahia airport (Brazil) on September 30, 2013, as he was about to board a flight to Miami. He was denied any explanation although according to our sources his travel documents were in order. Considering Trojanow’s past work, his only crime could be his views on surveillance. Trojanow is known for his critical work on large-scale surveillance programs developed by the United States and some of their allies. The writer/jouralist cosigned a letter published by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung on September 18, asking the German Chancelor Angela Merkel to take action against the effects of said surveillance in Germany. “It seems that the United States are rejecting all forms of criticism in the name of national security. If Ilja Trojanow’s entry to the United States was denied him because of his views on the international surveillance scandal, then American authorities are deliberately suppressing a matter of public interest. This is absolutely unworthy of the land of the 1st Amendment,” said Reporters Without Borders. “We can also wonder whether this is a message to Brazil. The country has legitimately asked for an account of American spying on President Dilma Rousseff, who has recently cancelled an official trip to Washington.”“Glenn Greenwald, one of the most active journalists when it comes to publishing Edward Snowden’s revelations on global surveillance, currently lives in Brazil. His partner, David Miranda was detained for nine hours at Heathrow International Airport in London, under the Terrorism Act.”“It seems difficult to rule out a link between these events and Ilja Trojanow’s misadventure.”Trojanow was to participate in a conference held in Colorado. In 2012, he had already been denied a visa by the American Consulate, which finally yielded under pressure from the host university. center_img News Receive email alerts BrazilAmericas to go further RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America Reports April 15, 2021 Find out more News Newslast_img read more

  • Tackling the alien invasion of Westfield wetlands

    first_imgNewsEnvironmentPoliticsTackling the alien invasion of Westfield wetlandsBy Bernie English – March 11, 2019 1186 Brian Leddin will run for the Green Party in the 2019 local elections. pic: Conor BuckleyTHE Westfiled wetlands, home to a huge number of species, are under threat from invasive species, Green Party local election candidate for North City Brian Leddin has warned.“Westfields is part of the Lower Shannon Special Area of Conservation and is a highly significant site in Limerick City for wildlife. It’s not unusual to find up to fifty species of birds in the area”, he said.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “I grew up near the wetlands, and they are a precious environmental resource for our city. The alien invasive plants Japanese knotweed and winter heliotrope are growing near the lake and outcompeting native plant species. The Council’s removal of poplar trees next to the Condell road last March has contributed to the spread of Japanese knotweed.”Mr Leddin said that the open water on the lake at Westfields is reducing every year because of the encroaching reeds. “While this is a natural process to some extent, it may be increasing due to the presence of the alien invasive zebra mussel.“According to the Irish wetland bird survey data, over the last five years, the total numbers of wetland birds in Ireland have declined by 15.5 per cent. It is vital to everything possible be done to preserve Westfields for wildlife and as a local amenity and wildlife sanctuary.”Mr. Leddin concluded: “The Westfields are worth protecting for future generations, and I’d like to see Limerick City and County Council join with local community groups to form a management plan to tackle these issues.” Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year Limerick centre needed to tackle environmental issues WhatsApp Twitter Linkedin Facebook Advertisementcenter_img Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Vicky calls for right to die with dignity Email Limerick on Covid watch list TAGSEnvironmentLocal Election 2019Newspolitics Print Previous articleUL claim record 12th O’Connor Cup victoryNext articleLocal Link could transform rural Limerick Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. last_img read more

  • Solar company investing in Permian Basin

    first_img Ashford Hospitality Trust: 4Q Earnings Snapshot This April 20, 2011, file photo shows some of the 30,000 solar panels that make up the Public Service Company of New Mexico’s new 2-megawatt photovoltaic array in Albuquerque, N.M.  Facebook Pinterest Home Local News Business Solar company investing in Permian Basin Octopus Energy U.S. to Discount Customers’ Bills by as Much as 90% Previous articleMan of the Year awards luncheon setNext articleSULLUM: Jeff Sessions’ cruel prescription for pain admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Twitter Local NewsBusiness Solar company investing in Permian Basincenter_img Rattler Midstream: 4Q Earnings Snapshot WhatsApp Hawaiian Roll Ham SlidersSmoked Bacon Wrapped French Vidalia OnionVirgin Coco MojitoPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay By admin – February 21, 2018 Twitter Pinterest Facebook One of the largest manufacturers of solar panels and solar cells in the country is looking at possibly building a solar project in Ector County — a potential $50 million investment.The project, called Oberon Solar, would consist of a 50 megawatt solar power plant on unused land in western Ector County. Each megawatt would require around $1 million in capital investment. The company behind the project, 174 Power Global, is seeking tax abatements from various county entities.Officials met with both the Ector County Commissioners’ Court and the Ector County Independent School District school board recently to discuss the project. The tax abatement they’re seeking means a break in their property taxes. Odessa Chamber of Commerce Director of Economic Development Wesley Burnett, who spoke to commissioners on behalf of 174 Power Global, said a typical tax abatement for a project like this would be an 80 percent tax break for 10 years.Burnett pointed out to commissioners that, as the property is now, it’s only generating around $1,500 a year due to an agricultural exemption. Ector County could see much more money generated from that property in the future should the company choose to invest here.“They would be generating a lot of investment in the county, which goes to the tax base,” Burnett said. “Once the abatements are timed out or even, the percentage the entities are going to collect on the agreements are exponentially more than they’re getting now.”Outside of just investment in the county, Burnett said the city would also benefit from an increase in construction jobs and a diversification of power.Ector County isn’t the only area in Texas where 174 is looking to develop solar projects. They’ve already broken ground on a project in Pecos County, a 236 megawatt project which they say will be the largest installed photovoltaic project in Texas, with the capability to power around 50,000 homes annually.The project in Pecos County is expected to be completed in late 2018, and officials said they’re looking all over Texas for potential new solar projects.“Very simply, there’s a lot of sun,” 174 Power Global Director of Project Development Jason Garewal said about the company’s interest in Texas. “There’s good transmission infrastructure and there’s a demand for renewable energy in Texas in general.”Burnett also pointed out to commissioners that there are several solar projects in the area, and to expect a lot more attention in the area from solar companies for similar projects.One local solar company, Heartland Solar, is working on their own solar panel device that will be a power source for the city’s downtown hotel and conference center once it opens in spring of 2019.Bob Zarbos, co-owner of Heartland Solar, said there is a great deal of potential for solar energy in the region. One caveat, he said, would be if the oil boom collapses, there could be less interest in consumer spending on solar energy.His company is currently selling smaller commercial and residential solar projects in the areas, and is currently expanding, talking with Midland Memorial Hospital and the Permian Basin Area Foundation.“The more people that are educated, the more infrastructure is educated,” Zarbos said.last_img read more