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Regions: UK & Ireland Online gaming company W88 has agreed a partnership with English Premier League football club Leicester City. W88 will serve as the team’s official betting partner for the 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons. The company will be able to use the club’s brand in its marketing activities, as well as work with Leicester players to develop various content. The deal, brokered by the Lagardère Sports agency, will also give W88 branding exposure on pitch-side LED advertising screens inside the team’s stadium. A W88 spokesperson said: “We are confident that our partnership with Leicester City will allow us to bring football fans and customers in Asia closer to the club, and we look forward to engaging with them to build lasting relationships.” The deal comes after W88 earlier this month also announced a partnership with Wolverhampton Wanderers, which won promotion to the Premier League last season. W88 will serve as the team’s main front-of-shirt sponsor for the 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons.Related article: Leicester City names Dafabet as betting partner Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Online gaming company W88 has agreed a partnership with English Premier League football club Leicester City W88 adds Leicester City to sponsorship portfolio Marketing & affiliates Email Address Tags: Online Gambling AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Marketing & affiliates Sports betting 29th June 2018 | By contenteditor
Innodis Ltd (HWF.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Innodis Ltd (HWF.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Innodis Ltd (HWF.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Innodis Ltd (HWF.mu) 2018 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileInnodis Limited is a Mauritian company that operates in the production and sale of various food and non-food items across the company’s segments which include Wholesale and Retail, Production and Distribution, amongst a few others. Within their production and distribution segment, the company engages in poultry farming, distribution of chicken, ice cream, yoghurt and other frozen food items, manufacturing, marketing and distribution of food and grocery products. Whilst in the ‘others’ segment they focus on manufacturing and distribution of animal feeds, as well as manufacturing, imports and distributive trading, retailing, franchising and consultancy. The Company, through its Poultry Division, produces chicken with an integrated operation of breeding farms, hatchery, broiler farms, quarantine farm and processing plants. It offers ice cream, and yoghurt and sterilized milk. Innodis Limited is headquartered in Port Louis, Mauritius. Innodis Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius
ArchDaily Projects Houses CopyHouses•Salvador, Brazil Save this picture!© Nelson Kon+ 37 Share Photographs Area: 2165 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/92419/bahia-house-marcio-kogan Clipboard “COPY” Architects: Marcio Kogan Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/92419/bahia-house-marcio-kogan Clipboard Bahia House / Marcio Kogan Photographs: Nelson KonText description provided by the architects. The Bahia House is an ecological house. But, not in the technological sense, not in the contemporary sense of the word “sustainability”, it does not have the very latest state-of-the-art gadgets that make it possible to optimize electric expenditure. The organization of the floor plan and the use of materials come close to those of traditional architecture. Save this picture!© Nelson KonRecommended ProductsDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20DoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82The Bahia House makes use of the old popular knowledge that has been reinvented and incorporated throughout the history of Brazilian architecture. The house was considered for where it is, for the climate of where it is, for Bahia. And, for this no “green” software was used, no equipment and no calculations were made. Save this picture!© Nelson KonThe builders of bahian traditional houses have long-known how to keep interiors cool even with a blazing sun of more than 40ºC, long before the corbusian ideas had been tropicalized or even before Sir Norman Foster had given a precise, technological and scientific dimension to sustainable architecture. Save this picture!© Nelson KonThese bahian houses have roofs of clay, a banal material made in a rustic manner, and wooden ceilings. The openings have large panels of wooden Mashrabiyas brought to Brazil by the Portuguese colonial architecture since the first centuries of its occupation of the American territories, and its origin is of an Arabian cultural influence. Save this picture!© Nelson KonThese wooden panels provide vast comfort to the interior. The traditional bahian house uses the northeastern wind blowing in from the sea to organize the floor plan and has cross ventilation in its principal spaces, always making the interior cool and airy. Save this picture!© Nelson KonThe Bahia House uses all these elements that are traditional to Brazilian houses. These adjustments of the Portuguese house to a tropical climate were always studied and applied by modernism in Brazil. The result in this case is a very pleasant house, where the interior protects from the hot and sunny climate outdoors. Save this picture!© Nelson KonThe floor plan is entirely organized around a central patio, making the cross ventilation in all the spaces possible and a view that looks in, to a grassed garden and two exuberant mango trees. The Bahia House privileges the environmental comfort of its dwellers but does not make use of the “most modern technology” for this.Save this picture!© Nelson KonProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Dedalo Minosse International Prize for Commissioning a BuildingArticlesMoon Bridge / JAJA Architects.Articles Share CopyAbout this officeMarcio KoganOfficeFollowProductStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasSalvadorWoodHouses3D ModelingBrazilPublished on December 01, 2010Cite: “Bahia House / Marcio Kogan” 01 Dec 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
ArchDaily Projects 2013 Denmark Year: Trollbeads House / BBP Arkitekter ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/507281/trollbeads-house-bbp-arkitekter Clipboard Architects: BBP Arkitekter Year Completion year of this architecture project 2013 “COPY” Year: Photographs photographs: Jens LindhePhotographs: Jens Lindhe+ 36 Share “COPY” Trollbeads House / BBP ArkitekterSave this projectSaveTrollbeads House / BBP ArkitekterSave this picture!© Jens LindheHouses•Copenhagen, Denmark CopyStructural Engineering:OrbiconProject Engineer:Sigurd Østergaard AndersenContractor:Kai Andersen A/SArchitect In Charge:Ebbe WæhrensDesign Team:Lars Rex Christensen, Kathrine BrauerCity:CopenhagenCountry:DenmarkMore SpecsLess SpecsText description provided by the architects. BBP Arkitekter have converted an office building dating from 1964 in the center of Copenhagen into the new headquarters for the danish jewellery firm Trollbeads, who are known for their glass and gold beads.It is a high security building, organised like the old Venetian merchant houses with goods loaded safely at the ground floor, stock and offices above, and, at the highest level, a residence for the owner with a roof terrace.The challenge was to make a building, which respects its type as a curtain wall building, while at the same time relating to the historic houses on either side. How do you combine a modern glass house with aSave this picture!© Jens Lindhe18th century townhouse?The original curtain wall was removed, the existing concrete structure stripped and extended 2.5 m toward the street, and a new skin of glass and brass covers the facade, the roof and a small courtyard at the back.The building consists of two party walls, which have been raised and reshaped so as to follow the line of the neighbouring mansard roof. As is typical for visible party walls in the city, the exposed wall has a different logic than the facade, with small, round windows placed in a random pattern.Between the two rounded party walls, a skin of glass is stretched to cover the roof and facade. On the outside a brass curtain is hung, making a kind of inverted curtain wall.Save this picture!© Jens LindheThe brass curtain has three functions:1. Every morning half of the curtain opens, so the building emulates the historic houses next to it, with repeating windows in a massive wall.2. After working hours the curtain closes automatically, and the building is transformed into a burglar-proof vault.3. After dark a dim light turns on inside, revealing a modern glass house behind a veil of translucent brass.Save this picture!© Jens LindheThe building’s windows are fixed, but behind each of the “masonry” pillars there is a glass door, which can be opened for ventilation.The typical 1960s office building has been transformed into a golden jewellery box, which becomes a glass chest at night.Save this picture!© Jens LindheCornicesThe brass curtain is lifted permanently at the entrance, forming a canopy which aligns with the lowest cornice on the grey house next door.At the third floor the brass curtain is folded down, in line with the roof cornice of the yellow house.Save this picture!DetailHingesWhen the curtain is closed, the only visible difference between its fixed and movable parts is the hinge.PatternThe pattern which is carved into the brass curtain takes inspiration from a hedge of thorns guarding a treasure, and was developed by textile designer Lene Toni Kjeld together with architect Ebbe Wæhrens.Save this picture!© Jens LindheProject gallerySee allShow lessTree House / Taller Estilo ArquitecturaSelected ProjectsJohn Henry Brookes and Abercrombie Building / Design Engine ArchitectsSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/507281/trollbeads-house-bbp-arkitekter Clipboard Houses CopyAbout this officeBBP ArkitekterOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCopenhagenHousingDenmarkPublished on May 21, 2014Cite: “Trollbeads House / BBP Arkitekter” 21 May 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Pressure is building to kick cops and corporations out of Pride marches and events in LGBTQ2S+ communities across the U.S.Activist resistance to the state and to capitalism is intensifying this year, the 50th anniversary of the historic Stonewall Rebellion in New York City, which was sparked by a violent police raid.For five decades the New York Police Department has refused to apologize for the harassment, the raid, the beatings and arrests at the Stonewall Bar in 1969. Finally, on June 6, current commissioner James O’Neill issued a vague “sorry.”His apology was promptly rejected by organizers of NYC’s alternate Reclaim Pride as a symbolic public relations stunt to frame cop brutality and state punishment of LGBTQ2S+ people as happening only in the past.The very real, current impact of cops and the state on the lives of LGBTQ2S+ people was tragically confirmed the day after that perfunctory apology.Layleen Polanco Xtravaganza, an Afro-Latinx transgender woman, died June 7 in solitary confinement in New York City’s notoriously abusive Rikers Island jail. She was locked up because she couldn’t afford bail for a misdemeanor charge. (Workers World, June 13)A few facts from this June alone show the current reality of state anti-LGBTQ2S+ violence.On June 1, a trans woman from El Salvador died after seven weeks in ICE detention without medical care. On June 2, a Tennessee cop called for “the government” to execute “gay people.” (think.progress) On June 8, armed neo-Nazis threatened Detroit Pride while police provided an escort for the white supremacists. On June 22, at St. Pete Pride in Florida, a cop contingent marched close behind the Sex Workers Outreach Project, sparking fears about safety and surveillance.Returning to radical rootsBut alternate Pride organizers are challenging the state and returning to the radical roots of the Stonewall Rebellion.On June 9, in Sacramento, Calif., hundreds of demonstrators blocked the entrance to that city’s festival, carrying “No Cops at Pride” and “Black Trans Lives Matter” signs. Malkia Devich Cyril, a queer activist and leader in Movement for Black Lives, has denounced the police as ”a force of terror for queer and trans communities.” (Guardian, June 13)The new Pride is linked to the revolutionary acts of resistance in the three-day Stonewall street battles of 1969 led by trans people of color, gender-nonconforming homeless youth, queer draft resisters to the Vietnam War, Black gay fighters against racism and militant sex workers using their high heels as weapons.The Stonewall Uprising challenged both big business with Mafia ties and the paid-off police department serving the state.Now the movement to reclaim Pride is again challenging the cops — part of the “armed bodies” of the state — and also the U.S. state itself, founded on capitalist white supremacy and patriarchy.LGBTQ2S+ people are marching against U.S. imperialism and persecution of im/migrant peoples. Their banners say: “No Pride in Genocide.” LGBTQ2S+ people are marching for Pride, but only if it includes everyone: “No Pride for some of us without liberation for all of us.”For some decades, Pride celebrations have been flooded with corporate money. Huge contingents of LGBTQ2S+ workers and allies march at Pride under their bosses’ banners — Honda, T-Mobile, U-Haul and more.But “Stonewall Means Fight Back!” was proclaimed on the banner of Workers World Party’s Gay Caucus of Youth Against War & Fascism in the 1970s.That’s a call to all those marching Pride workers to take up their banners and turn out into the streets for “Pride in Worker Solidarity!” That means fighting consciously for queer LGBTQ2S+ working-class and oppressed lives, not advertising profit-hungry bosses. LGBTQ2S+ members of WWP and other socialist organizations were hand-in-hand with the Stonewall Rebellion that opened a new front in the struggle against oppression.Now, reclaiming Pride means we must intensify that struggle until there are “No cops and no corporations in Pride!”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
News April 21, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Radio journalist gets six months in prison for insulting parliament Help by sharing this information Organisation RSF_en Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor April 2, 2021 Find out more to go further News Reporters Without Borders today reiterated its condemnation of the abusive use of article 301 of the Turkish criminal code after Sabri Ejder Öziç, the former manager of Radyo Dünya, a local radio station in the southern city of Adana, was sentenced yesterday to six months in prison for “insulting parliament.” Öziç was originally given a one-year prison sentence on 30 December 2003 but it was quashed after a new criminal code was adopted last June. Article 301 punishes “humiliation of Turkish identity, the republic and state organs or institutions.” He has been convicted because of comments he made about parliament in his programme “Captain’s log” on 24 February 2003, when legislators were debating whether to authorise the presence of foreign troops on Turkish soil and send troops to Iraq.Öziç’s lawyer, Meric Tumer, said he would file an appeal in the next few days. Öziç will remain free pending the outcome of the appeal.——8 January 2004Journalist sentenced to one year for insulting parliament Reporters Without Borders expressed its shock at an “utterly disproportionate” one-year jail sentence imposed on former radio station boss, Sabri Ejder Öziç, for “insulting and mocking parliament”.Öziç, former head of Radyo Dünya in Adana in the south of the country, was sentenced on 30 December 2003. He was not actually imprisoned because he immediately appealed against the sentence.”We are shocked by this sentence, which is utterly disproportionate. We remind you that under international norms, prison terms should not be imposed for press offences,” Robert Ménard, secretary general of Reporters Without Borders said in a letter to justice minister Cemil Cicek.”It would be good for Turkey, which wants to join the European Union in the near future, to adopt this principle and stop taking abusive legal action against journalists who criticise the state or its institutions,” he said.”What is the point of legislative reforms, even the most progressive, if they are applied so arbitrarily by local judges ? ,” he added.The Adana correctional tribunal sentenced Öziç over remarks he made on 24 February 2003 during his programme entitled “Captain’s Log”. The journalist, who is an activist in the pro-Kurdish Ozgur Toplum party, criticised a government decision to allow foreign troops onto Turkish soil and to send troops to Iraq. The broadcast went out on the day it was submitted for parliamentary approval.The court acted over these words from the broadcast: “Our council of ministers allows American soldiers onto our soil; our soldiers will be able to enter Iraqi territory (…) A war has been declared against terrorism in the world, but it is an illegitimate war. If illegitimate wars are terrorist acts, then this also is a terrorist act. If permission to send troops for terrorist acts is approved by parliament then this parliament would also be terrorist.” The prosecutor Erten Tamoglu took the view that the fact of calling parliament “terrorist” was not a criticism but an insult to a state institution, an offence, under Article 159 of the criminal code, carrying a minimum penalty of six months in prison.Article 159, the basis of a large number of abusive prosecutions of journalists for “offences against the state and state institutions and threats to the indivisible unity of the Turkish Republic”, was amended in 2002 and 2003, as part of democratic reforms undertaken with a eye to Turkish membership of the European Union.The length of prison term under this charge was reduced from one year to six months and criticism not intended to “ridicule” or “insult” state institutions was no longer to attract prison terms. Nevertheless, interpretation by individual judges of the meaning of “critical” remains subjective and several journalists were prosecuted under this article in 2003.Reporters Without Borders recalls that there are still many restrictions to press freedom in Turkey. Journalists daring to criticise state institutions or to touch on taboo subjects like the Kurdish question or the role of the army in the country’s political life, are censored, prosecuted abusively and subjected to heavy fines. At least five are currently in jail for having expressed their opinions in the course of their work. Receive email alerts TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit Follow the news on Turkey Reporters Without Borders condemns a one-year jail sentence against former boss of Radyo Dünya, Sabri Ejder Öziç, for “insult and mockery of parliament”, an institution which he called “terrorist”. 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Tagged with: False Claims Act housing accesibility Los Angeles US Department of Justice Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: $1.8B in Unpaid Balance in Reperforming Loan Sale Next: HUD Urges California to Solve Homelessness Crisis Krista Franks Brock is a professional writer and editor who has covered the mortgage banking and default servicing sectors since 2011. Previously, she served as managing editor of DS News and Southern Distinction, a regional lifestyle publication. Her work has appeared in a variety of print and online publications, including Consumers Digest, Dallas Style and Design, DS News and DSNews.com, MReport and theMReport.com. She holds degrees in journalism and art from the University of Georgia. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save Los Angeles Agency Settles Claims It Violated Housing Requirements in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe False Claims Act housing accesibility Los Angeles US Department of Justice 2020-02-14 Mike Albanese Related Articles About Author: Krista F. Brock Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The CRA/LA, the successor of the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles, agreed to pay $3.1 million to settle allegations that its predecessor violated the False Claims Act, according to a statement from the Justice Department. The agency and the city face claims that they received funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) while falsely claiming they were in compliance with accessibility laws. The Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles and the city of Los Angeles itself received local and federal funding for affordable housing development. As such, they were subject to federal accessibility laws, such as Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Fair Housing Act. Federal funding also requires maintaining a publicly available list of accessible housing units with descriptions of their accessibility features and having a designated individual tasked with addressing accessibility needs. In at least nine multifamily housing properties, the Community Redevelopment Agency “fell significantly short” of accessibility regulations. “Despite millions of dollars of federal taxpayer money sent to Los Angeles to create affordable housing over many years, the CRA opted to lie about its failure to ensure that these projects were accessible to everyone,” said U.S. Attorney Nick Hanna for the Central District of California. The claims brought against the agency allege that ramps at some properties were too steep for wheelchairs; kitchen cabinets, and shelving were not within reach of people in wheelchairs; there were not enough accessible parking spaces; and more. “The basic tenant of fair housing translates into the premise of equal access for all, this is to include those citizens that face physical and functional challenges,” said Inspector General Rae Oliver Davis of HUD. “This settlement reaffirms this office’s steadfast resolve to ensure those who receive federal housing funds abide by this fundamental principle.”Assistant Attorney General Jody Hunt for the Department of Justice’s Civil Division said the settlement “demonstrates our continuing vigilance” that organizations receiving grants abide by the conditions of the grant. “Grant recipients who knowingly discriminate against people with disabilities using taxpayer money will face serious consequences,” Hunt said. Despite the $3.1 million settlement, this case has yet to be fully resolved. Claims against the city are outstanding. “This settlement resolves only a small portion of this case, and we are prepared to litigate additional allegations that the city of Los Angeles covered up its failure to comply with federal laws enacted to protect the civil rights of all citizens,” Hanna said. The lawsuit was brought by a Los Angeles resident and the Fair Housing Council of San Fernando Valley, a nonprofit that advocates for civil rights. The Department of Justice clarified that at this point there are “allegations only; there has been no determination of liability.” The settlement is “an important step” in ensuring those receiving government funds spend the funding “for their intended purpose,” said Todd Yoder in an article on The National Law Review. 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