Legal & compliance Topics: Legal & compliance Sports betting Strategy AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Sportradar Integrity Services has signed an extension to its integrity monitoring partnership with the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), the global governing body for motorsports. Sportradar Integrity Services has signed an extended deal with the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), the global governing body for motorsport.Under the multi-year agreement, Sportradar will continue to use its Fraud Detection System (FDS) to monitor and safeguard the integrity of the FIA’s various competitions, including the Formula One World Championship.Sportradar will also run a series of integrity workshops to educate participants about potential integrity threats and how they can promote correct and ethical behaviours within professional motorsport.In addition, the FIA will work with Sportradar to launch a dedicated e-learning tool and associated webpage platform, focused on integrity and protecting the sport.“Safeguarding the integrity of motorsport worldwide is of paramount importance,” FIA head of governance, integrity and regulatory affairs Pierre Ketterer said. “By adopting this multi-faceted approach to integrity, we are confident that our competitions will continue to be run with ethical values at the forefront.”Sportradar Integrity Services managing director Andreas Krannich added: “Our team will focus on safeguarding FIA competitions against integrity related threats through education, and will be driven by our market-leading FDS solution on race days.“We look forward to working more closely with FIA in the years to come and continuing to play a part in upholding the integrity of some of the world’s best-loved motor sports championships.”Sportradar has also recently signed an extended deal with the Rugby Football League, the national governing body for rugby league in England, as well as new agreements with Major League Baseball and the United Soccer League, both in North America.Image: emperornie 26th April 2019 | By contenteditor Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Sportradar extends integrity partnership with FIA Email Address
28th April 2020 | By contenteditor Regions: UK & Ireland UK National Lottery pledges £600m to Covid-19 efforts Topics: Finance Lottery The UK’s National Lottery has announced a support package worth up to £600m (€689.2m/$749.3m) for charities and organisations negatively impacted by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.Funding will be distributed over the next few months to help projects in the UK, including initiatives focused on combatting loneliness and isolation, providing care for the elderly and offering support for physical and mental health in the community.Financial support will also be available to organisations and projects across the arts, community and charity, heritage, education, environment and sporting sectors.The new funding initiative will include up to £300m from the National Lottery Community Fund being distributed to groups best placed to support people and communities over the next six months.A £50 million Emergency Fund from The National Lottery Heritage Fund will be used to address pressure in the heritage sector over the next four months and provide increased investment in essential digital skills. The Arts Council in England will also issue £144m to impacted organisations in the cultural sector.Together with the Welsh Government, the Arts Council of Wales have been able to put £5.1m from National Lottery sources into a £7m Arts Resilience Fund for Wales.Creative Scotland has repurposed over £10m in National Lottery funds for the arts, screen and creative industries, while the Arts Council of Northern Ireland also opened a £500,000 National Lottery-funded Artists’ Emergency Programme for freelance artists, creative practitioners and performers.Elsewhere, Sport England will use £157m of National Lottery funding to support the sport and physical activity sector. Sport Wales has also announced a Sport Resilience Fund worth £4.8m, while Sports Scotland will accelerate £16.4m of investment to support Scottish governing bodies, local partners and clubs and community organisations.In addition, the British Film Institute (BFI) has made £4.6m of National Lottery funding available to relieve pressure for organisations and individuals in the screen industries hardest hit by the pandemic. This includes emergency funding for freelancers whose contracts were cancelled, through to grants for audience facing venues that have had to close.“The National Lottery has always supported projects that help people and communities across the UK thrive,” National Lottery Forum chair Dawn Austwick said. “The funds available are switching focus to support communities, arts, heritage, sport, education and the environment to mitigate the unprecedented pressure they are coming under as the country rallies to overcome Covid-19.”The new National Lottery funding comes after the UK government also pledged a £750m package of support for UK charities. Oliver Dowden, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, praised the National Lottery for its additional support.Dowden said: “In these uncertain times, lottery funding takes on an even greater significance, as we come together to deliver a national effort. So I am delighted that the National Lottery is channelling its support to help those most in need across these sectors.“This will help to support jobs and economic growth, allowing us to support vulnerable people who are relying on us, and continue to keep Britain active, educated and entertained both during and after this epidemic.” The UK’s National Lottery has announced a support package worth up to £600m (€689.2m/$749.3m) for charities and organisations negatively impacted by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. Finance AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address read more
None of this is new, even though the New Zealand coaches and players have added refinements to the same basic pattern over the years. They were still running the same package back in 2013 in an end-of-year tour match against France.At a left-side scrum on the France 22, the French No 9 Morgan Parra looks at first glance to be in pretty good shape, shifting across to the open-side of the defence at 2:05 as the ball reaches the base of the scrum: Savea starts behind the scrum (10:16), takes a small step to his right to drag Landajo over to the open-side (10:17), then fakes back to the short-side to pull the Argentine scrum-half across towards touch again (10:18 & 10:19). His double decoy has the poor halfback reacting like a puppet on a string, and in the end shot Savea has what he wants. He and Landajo are on opposite sides of the scrum as Kieran Read goes to pick the ball up at the base.When the New Zealand No 9 Aaron Smith receives the ball from Read, the gap between Landajo and Savea has widened out to approximately 8 metres, with Savea already on Smith’s outside shoulder and Landajo still a couple of metres shy of the referee (Nigel Owens in orange):Landajo’s absence from the defensive pattern means that New Zealand have successfully engineered a three-on-two in midfield. The Puma No 10 Nicolas Sanchez has to take Smith, while the No 12 Juan Martin Hernandez has to make a choice between two runners on very different angles – No 12 Ryan Crotty crashing down on an acute angle to his inside, and Savea flaring out towards the corner flag.In the event Hernandez chooses to stay for Crotty, leaving Savea a clear path to the outside and the goal-line: They say you cannot score tries from set-piece at the highest level any more. They are wrong. Over the past few years, New Zealand has steadily taken over from Australia as the no.1 expert at attacking from scrums and lineouts, and one of their favoured methods was on show against Argentina in round three of The Rugby Championship (see Sky Sports’ highlights below)SAS ERRORInvalid Authorization ResponseRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO read more
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Photographs: Almond ChuText description provided by the architects. House DE is an “infill” townhouse, spectacularly sited on a hillside above Clearwater Bay, Hong Kong. Combining two existing units into one, the design uses the volumes of three staircases to blend, burrow and interlock spaces vertically across four floors. Each “interaction” is materially monolithic, using stone, wood and a series of delicate aluminum fins. Defined by these fins, the texture and form of the lantern-volume subtly changes shape and depth, casting shadow and emitting light in different ways throughout the house. Save this picture!© Almond ChuRecommended ProductsCoffee tablesBoConceptMadrid Coffee Table AD22Residential ApplicationsULMA Architectural SolutionsAir Facade Panels + Creaktive in Social HousingBoardsEGGERMultiple Purpose Board – OSB 3Each stair-volume pries open the house vertically and horizontally, pulling in daylight and emitting artificial light. Thickening the existing building enclosure and stretching it across the front and rear, the bedrooms and new master suite on the upper floors are protected from the elements, yet opens up to views of the natural surroundings. Towards the South, the facade thickens and torques, providing shade for bedrooms and balconies; while on the North, the facade transforms into a garden trellis for an outdoor dining terrace.Save this picture!© Almond ChuProject gallerySee allShow lessVideo: Jaume Fuster Library / Josep Llinás and Joan VeraArticlesShadowboxing Exhibition / Slowscape CollectiveArticles Share “COPY” Architects: davidclovers Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/128543/house-de-davidclovers Clipboard House DE / davidcloversSave this projectSaveHouse DE / davidclovers ArchDaily Save this picture!© Almond Chu+ 16 Share “COPY” Hong Kong (SAR) CopyHouses•Clear Water Bay, Hong Kong (SAR) Area: 4300 ft² Photographs Houses Projects House DE / davidclovers ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/128543/house-de-davidclovers Clipboard CopyAbout this officedavidcloversOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesClear Water BayHong Kong (SAR)Published on April 25, 2011Cite: “House DE / davidclovers” 25 Apr 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
“COPY” Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/800511/plugin-tower-peoples-architecture-office Clipboard ArchDaily Plugin Tower / People’s Architecture Office 2016 Architects: People’s Architecture Office Year Completion year of this architecture project Plugin Tower / People’s Architecture OfficeSave this projectSavePlugin Tower / People’s Architecture Office Year: China ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/800511/plugin-tower-peoples-architecture-office Clipboard CopyHouses•China Save this picture!View 2. Image © Hannah Wu / People’s Architecture Office+ 24 Share Photographs Photographs: Hannah Wu / People’s Architecture OfficeSave this picture!Birdview 2. Image © Hannah Wu / People’s Architecture OfficeRecommended ProductsBulbs / Spots / Wall LightsAxolightWall And Ceiling Blackspot Light – FavillaMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapBulbs / Spots / Wall LightsiGuzziniLight Effects – TrickMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingText description provided by the architects. The Plugin Tower curtails the investment necessary for building a home since it excludes the risk of losing one’s property: residents can pack up their homes and bring it with them if they are ever forced to relocate. Classified as a temporary structure, the Plugin Tower does not require an underground foundation, thereby circumventing the strict planning approval for permanent structures and easing the requirements for building a private house. Save this picture!Future scene 1Save this picture!Diagram 1Save this picture!Diagram 2Save this picture!Diagram 3Save this picture!View 1. Image © Hannah Wu / People’s Architecture OfficeA multi-story prefab system that is infinitely expandable, the Metabolist-inspired Plugin Tower is comprised of a steel space frame, a kit of parts that can be assembled in endless variations. Empty bays within the frame are plugged with living units, altered and unplugged when necessary. Units are made with PAO’s proprietary Plugin Panel system, modules that incorporate insulation, wiring, plumbing, interior and exterior finishes into one molded part. Panels are attached with integrated locks, easily installed by a couple of unskilled people with just a hex wrench. Unlike with shipping containers, Plugin Panels allow living spaces to be added without heavy machinery, and does not restrict their layouts to the shape of a box. Save this picture!Interior 2. Image © Hannah Wu / People’s Architecture OfficeSave this picture!3rd floor planSave this picture!Birdview 1. Image © Hannah Wu / People’s Architecture OfficeSave this picture!2nd floor planSuggesting the instability of the state of housing in China, the ‘future of housing’ proposed by People’s Architecture Office is a flexible design that adapts to changing needs and fluctuating conditions.Project gallerySee allShow lessUrban Reflections / HOLODECK architectsSelected ProjectsM CO Design Unveils Dragon-Inspired Infrastructural Designs for Hong KongArchitecture News Share Houses “COPY” CopyAbout this officePeople’s Architecture OfficeOfficeFollowProductSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPeople’s Architecture OfficeShenzhenChinaPublished on December 04, 2016Cite: “Plugin Tower / People’s Architecture Office” 03 Dec 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
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On the 11th Anniversary of the War on Afghanistan STOP DRONE ATTACKS ON AFRICA & ASIA! HANDS OFF SYRIA & IRAN! NO SANCTIONS! TROOPS HOME NOW! STAND WITH PALESTINE! United National Antiwar Coalition – UNAC ♦ Muslim Peace Coalition ♦ International Action CenterVeterans For Peace ♦ Upstate Drone Coalition ♦ Desis Rising Up & Moving – DRUMCT United for Peace ♦ Bethlehem Neighbors for Peace ♦ Black Agenda ReportIslamic Leadership Council of Metro NY ♦ Harlem Tenants Council ♦ BAYAN Philippine CoalitionPakistan USA Freedom Forum ♦ May 1 Workers & Immigrant Rights CoalitionJersey City Peace Movement ♦ Peoples Organization for Progress – Newark, NJIslamic Circle of North America – ICNA NYC ♦ International League of Peoples Struggles – ILPSYouth NAC ♦ Women in Islam, Inc ♦ Free Mumia Coalition ♦ Council on American Islamic Relations – CAIR NY ♦ CommunityUnited for Postal Jobs & Services ♦ Solidarity with Iran – SIGreen Party – NYC ♦ Raging Grannies ♦ Occupy Harlem ♦ Pak-American SocietyMuslim Ummah of North America – MUNAPart of nationally coordinated protests Oct 5-7 For more information: UNACpeace.orgFor information on protests in other locations: october7actions.net/wordpress FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this END THE WARS NO to RACISM, RAIDS & REPRESSION! END MASS INCARCERATION!STOP VOTER SUPPRESSION! END STOP & FRISK! STOP the CUTBACKS!AT HOME Racism is a weapon of war. We stand in solidarity with victims of police, state, and racial violence and build links to people under attack – Muslims, Sikhs, immigrant workers, death row prisoners, African-American and Latino youth, social justice activists are all targets in an atmosphere of escalating racism and repression.SUN►OCT 7 4 pm – 7 pmAdam Clayton Powell Jr State Building Plaza 161 West 125 St Harlem NY ABROAD The news is filled with alarming new threats of attacks on Syria and Iran while U.S. troops remain in Afghanistan and in 120 other countries, in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Haiti.Predator drones attack people in countries around the world killing civilians in record numbers. U.S. aid to Israel means continuing war on the Palestinian people. U.S. military expenditures exceeds all other countries combined. read more
“We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says RSF_en AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Economic pressurePredators News Turan reported yesterday that the tax authorities accuse the news agency of under-declaring profits since 2014 and are demanding more than 37,000 manats (18,000 euros) in back taxes and other charges. They began a criminal investigation on 7 August and sent a tax inspector to Turan’s offices the next day to begin an audit. Turan denies the allegations and has referred the matter to a Baku economic administrative court, pointing to many irregularities in the investigation including the fact that the tax authorities omitted to mention a recent audit in response to similar allegations, one that exonerated Turan. “It was just a matter of time before the authorities targeted the last independent media outlet still operating in Azerbaijan,” said Johann Bihr, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. “These proceedings are designed to cripple a respected news agency financially. We call on the authorities to end this systematic harassment of the last independent media voices and to drop the investigation into Turan.” Created in May 1990 by a group of journalists who did not want to work for the state media, Turan was one the Soviet Union’s very first independent news agencies and produces dispatches in three languages – Azerbaijani, English and Russian. Thanks to the professionalism of its reporters, who dare to cover the most sensitive subjects, it is an essential news source in a country whose president, Ilham Aliyev, is on RSF’s list of press freedom predators. It was nominated for RSF’s Press Freedom Prize in 2014. The Azerbaijani authorities have gone all out to eliminate media pluralism in recent years. As a result of being throttled financially, the daily newspaper Zerkalo was forced to stop publishing in May 2014, while Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s Baku bureau was forcibly closed at the end of 2014. The last opposition newspaper, Azadlig, was forced to stop producing a print edition in September 2016. Its senior staff have had to flee the country and its financial director, Faiq Amirov, was sentenced last month to three and a half years in prison on trumped up charges. The leading independent news websites are all blocked. Azerbaijan is ranked 162nd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan to go further AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Economic pressurePredators News June 8, 2021 Find out more August 11, 2017 Persecution of Azerbaijan’s last independent media outlet Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the Azerbaijani government’s use of tax evasion allegations to harass the Baku-based Turan news agency, the last independent media outlet still operating within the country. Receive email alerts Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakh Follow the news on Azerbaijan News Organisation June 4, 2021 Find out more News Help by sharing this information April 9, 2021 Find out more read more
Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Christina Hughes Babb Share Save Previous: Could Home Price Surge Lead to Another Crash? Next: Housing Market Managing ‘Impressive V-Shaped Recovery’ Home / Daily Dose / Landlords Fight Foreclosure Ban Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribe A group of landlords in Massachusetts is fighting at both the state and federal level to have an eviction and foreclosure ban lifted. They say the moratorium is hurting them financially and that it is unlawful. The case is being heard in a federal courtroom on Monday. Landlords in a federal lawsuit filed last month argue that the pause on evictions that Governor Charlie Baker extended this week though mid-October is unconstitutional, Boston station WCVB reported. On April 20 the Governor signed into law, “An Act providing for a moratorium on evictions and foreclosures during the COVID-19 Emergency.” The Governor last month extended the bill, which is evaluated from the “landlord perspective” on MassLandlords.net. The defendants in this case are the state and the state Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development. Richard Vetstein, an attorney for property owners, recently told the Boston Herald that the moratorium violates their constitutional right to petition the judiciary, the right of free speech under the First Amendment, and the right to just compensation for an unlawful taking of their property under the Fifth Amendment.Vetstein represents one property owner and landlord who also is a nurse. Her tenants, as she launched the lawsuit, owed her some $20,000 in back rent, Vetstein told the Boston Herald. “She’s a blue-collar nurse, and is in serious financial difficulty because of this,” Vetstein said. “When a tenant can’t pay, that burden flows down to the landlords.” In a hearing last month, the lawyer said that the moratorium “goes too far in addressing the perceived [problem] … that there’s going to be a tsunami of evictions, which is then going to lead to homelessness, which is then going to lead to COVID-19 spread,” Vetstein said. “It’s like three levels of logical leaps that you have to go through.”The state said it cannot comment on pending litigation. The Governor last Wednesday defended the decision to extend the moratorium, according to WCVB, and said the “issue was compounded by lack of access to the courts.” Under the moratorium, tenants are still obligated to pay rent, the station reported. In an earlier article, The Boston Globe reported on landlords who complained that some tenants were taking advantage of the COVID-19-related rescue. Some reported they were unable to evict tenants who had not paid rent since November, well before the pandemic. The Boston NPR station, WBUR, last month hosted a panel on the arguments and rebuttals to consider as this case moves through the court system. Tagged with: Landlords Lawsuit Massachusetts Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Landlords Lawsuit Massachusetts 2020-08-24 Christina Hughes Babb August 24, 2020 1,638 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Landlords Fight Foreclosure Ban Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Print This Post in Daily Dose, Featured, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Related Articles read more