ESIC flags potential match fixing and suspicious betting at CS:GO event

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 10th June 2021 | By Nosa Omoigui ESIC flags potential match fixing and suspicious betting at CS:GO event The Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) has raised alarm of potential match fixing and suspicious betting activity during the CIS regional major rankings (RMR) Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) event. Email Address “Certainly, if ESIC did have jurisdiction, we would have opened a full investigation based on what we already know. ESIC has therefore referred the evidence available to us to Valve for further consideration.” Through analysing betting and client information, match, player and prior behaviour data as well as other relevant information, ESIC has concluded that match fixing has potentially been committed. Esports In addition, ESIC said Shyshko “made accurate pre-match bets on the outcome of the Virtus Pro v Akuma match in the CIS RMR.” This, it said was especially suspicious given that 14 teams in the CIS region signed onto a statement alleging that Akma had cheated in the competition by obtaining information related to their opponents’ positions on the game map. ESIC said received it evidence alleges that Oleksandr Shyshko, chief executive of CS:GO team Project X, has an active esports betting account and “placed numerous bets on highly suspicious Project X matches.” Earlier this year, ESIC fined CS:GO team Vitality $10,000 for unsporting conduct. Tags: Esports Integrity Commission Topics: Esports esports betting esports regulation Video gaming Tournaments Legal Regulation Sports integrity Regions: Europe ESIC commissioner Ian Smith said: “While ESIC has not undertaken a full investigation into the detail, extent, and validity of any particular instances of match-fixing behaviour and the perpetrators of such behaviour – information on hand would indicate that this is a matter worth investigating further. The integrity body has referred evidence gathered from its Suspicious Betting Activity Network to the game’s developer, Valve.last_img read more

3 reasons why I’d buy Tesco shares and sell Sainsbury’s

first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 3 reasons why I’d buy Tesco shares and sell Sainsbury’s Enter Your Email Address The Tesco (LSE: TSCO) share price rose modestly this morning, after the UK’s biggest supermarket reported “strong” Christmas trading despite “a subdued UK market”.In fact, Tesco’s UK sales were flat over the holiday period, but even so, investors were pleased.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…In contrast, J Sainsbury (LSE: SBRY) reported rising sales over Christmas on Wednesday, but the smaller supermarket’s share price fell.Tesco shares have risen by over 15% over the last year. Over the same period, Sainsbury’s have fallen more than 15%. Here’s why I think the market is right to be bullish about Tesco and worried about Sainsbury’s.1. What’s the point of this business?Sainsbury’s shares currently trade at a 36% discount to their net asset value of 357p per share. This is unusual for a profitable retailer. Tesco stock, for example, trades at a 76% premium to its net asset value of 143p per share.Sainsbury’s valuation means that its shares trade below the breakup value that might be achieved if its property portfolio and banking business were sold. I can only see one reason for this, which is that the group’s trading business is not currently profitable enough to justify its existence.Looking back over the last year, Sainsbury’s reported an operating margin of 1.9% and a return on capital employed of 3.3%. I don’t think that’s enough of a return to justify the money tied up in the group’s operations.In contrast, the equivalent figures for Tesco were 4.0% and 6.4%. Those are much more appealing numbers, in my view.2. Why are Sainsbury’s margins so low?In my view, Sainsbury’s has two main problems.One is that the group has tried to maintain its upmarket reputation while cutting prices to be more competitive. Competing with Tesco is tough, given the larger firm’s economies of scale.I believe that the second problem is Argos. I was bullish on this acquisition at the time. But I’ve since changed my mind. Argos has to compete against larger retailers such as Amazon and Dixons Carphone on high-value sales. Profits margins are very slim indeed – lower than for groceries, according to my sums. The end result is a business that turns over lots of cash, but appears to make very little money.In contrast, when Tesco went looking for new growth opportunities a few years ago, it decided to expand into wholesale. The acquisition of Booker provided growth and higher-margin sales. It was a very smart deal, in my view.3. The growth problemTalk of growth leads me to the final reason why I’d buy Tesco instead of Sainsbury’s.In 2014, Sainsbury’s reported an after-tax profit of £716m. Last year, that figure was £186m. The group has not yet figured out a way to return to growth.Tesco has had problems, too. But in 2014 it reported a net profit of £970m. By last year, that figure had recovered to reach £1,320m.The outlook for the year ahead mirrors this pattern. City analysts expect Sainsbury’s to deliver earnings growth of about 2% in 2020/21. Forecasts for Tesco suggest that its earnings will rise by about 8% over the same period.For me, it’s an easy choice. Sainsbury’s 4.6% dividend yield may be tempting, but I think the business has problems that will be tough to solve. I’d feel much more confident buying Tesco for my portfolio. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. 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De 5 mujeres en un hogar de Nashville a un…

first_imgDe 5 mujeres en un hogar de Nashville a un movimiento en toda la nación Thistle Farms celebra su primera conferencia nacional Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Featured Events Submit an Event Listing Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Featured Jobs & Calls Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Doscientas cincuenta mujeres de 31 estados se unieron al círculo de Thistle Farms durante la Primera Conferencia Nacional de Thistle Farms del 13 al 15 de octubre en Nashville, Tennessee. Foto de Lynette Wilson para ENS.[Episcopal News Service – Nashville, Tennessee] En otro tiempo, cuando Regina Mullins trabajaba en Dickerson Pike, una transitada calle de Nashville famosa por las prostitutas y las drogas, llegó a un punto en que no quería encontrarse a otro cliente ni fumarse otro porro de crack.Había estado entrando y saliendo de la cárcel a lo largo de un período de 13 años y quería volver.“Me sentía perdida. Creía en la mentira de que no había salida”, dijo Mullins, durante una sesión de talleres de la Conferencia Nacional de Thistle Farms el 15 de octubre. “Comencé a creer que el único lugar seguro era la prisión”.Mullins fue la quinta mujer que ingresó en Magdalene. En la actualidad, luego de 17 años de decencia y sobriedad, ella administra la sección de alcance comunitario del programa residencial de dos años —para mujeres que han escapado de la prostitución, la trata de personas, la adicción a estupefacientes y la falta de hogar— que iniciara la Rda. Becca Stevens, capellana episcopal de la Universidad de Vanderbilt,  en 1997.Doscientas cincuenta personas —98 por ciento de ellas mujeres— se reunieron del 13 al 15 de octubre en el Scarritt Bennett Center para la primera conferencia nacional que reunió a sobrevivientes, asistentes sociales, abogados, estudiantes, consejeros, empresarios, promotores, pastores y voluntarios de 31 estados al objeto de entablar relaciones y de aprender acerca de Magdalene y Thistle Farms, la empresa social que Stevens inició en 2001 para proporcionarle empleo a las residentes y graduadas de Magdalene.La Rda. Becca Stevens, fundadora de Magdalene y Thistle Farms, pronunció el discurso de apertura en la Conferencia Nacional de Thistle Farms en Nashville, Tennessee, el 13 de octubre. Foto de Lynette Wilson para ENS.“No quiero que la gente piense que esto es una institución benéfica, o sólo una empresa social o un modelo de recuperación. Realmente somos un movimiento”, dijo Stevens en una entrevista con ENS en la capilla episcopal de San Agustín [St. Augustine’s Episcopal Chapel] próximo al campus de Vanderbilt. “Somos un movimiento de personas con pequeñas organizaciones en todo el país que tratamos de agruparnos para cambiar una cultura que todavía compra y vende mujeres como si fueran mercancías, que persiste en ese tedioso debate respecto a si legaliza o no la prostitución, [una sociedad] que aún cree en el mito de que la prostitución es electiva.“Quiero decir que fue preciso que hubiera un montón de comunidades quebrantadas para que las mujeres se fueran a la calle y, del mismo modo, se precisa de una comunidad que ayude a las mujeres a volver. Y ello requiere una comunidad que crea en el amor radical, que no sea prejuiciosa y que crea en la pródiga utilización de los recursos para llevar a cabo una tarea restauradora”, afirmó.La conferencia tuvo tres objetivos: inaugurar la Alianza del Trabajo Compartido de las Mujeres, que agrupará a pequeñas empresas sociales permitiéndoles ejercer influencia y mercadear sus productos de manera más eficiente; brindar un espacio para las personas comprometidas con programas semejantes a través del país o interesadas en iniciar uno; y compartir los mejores modelos prácticos mediante talleres que hagan resaltar esos modelos.“Es una labor ardua, de ahí por qué es tan importante la idea de relacionarnos con otras agrupaciones y otras personas que están llevando a cabo la misma labor. En verdad queremos, pues, que la gente de Fort Dodge, Iowa, conozca a la gente de Rochester, Nueva York; a las de Dallas, Texas; a las del suroeste de la Florida”, dijo Stevens.“La verdad es que una vez que las personas se conocen, el trabajo de todos mejora, la comunidad nos hace responsables y nos sostiene”.La conferencia incluyó sesiones de talleres sobre temas tales como “vivienda primero” para las personas sobrevivientes a la trata de personas y la prostitución, el trastorno del estrés postraumático y la recuperación de segunda etapa, la interrupción del ciclo de oferta y demanda desde la perspectiva de la justicia penal, relatos de sobrevivientes y cómo replicar los modelos de Magdalene y Thistle Farms.Los asistentes a la conferencia tuvieron la oportunidad de visitar Thistle Farms, las instalaciones fabriles de más de 1.000 metros cuadrados donde los empleados fabrican, embalan y despachan productos naturales para el cuidado del cuerpo. Foto de Lynette Wilson para ENS.Thistle Farms recauda $1 millón anualmente a través de ventas y donaciones y, como tal, es una de las empresas sociales de su clase más exitosas del país. Los productos para el cuidado del cuerpo de Thistle Farms se venden por Internet y a unos 30 mercados de Whole Foods. Magdalene ha ayudado a más de 140 mujeres a lo largo de los años con una tasa de éxito de un 76 por ciento.Funciona de esta manera: las mujeres viven juntas en comunidad durante dos años sin costo alguno para ellas, y después de cuatro meses, tiempo durante el cual se concentran en la recuperación, van a trabajar a Thistle Farms o en la comunidad.“No somos una casa a medias, ni un centro de recuperación, ni un centro transicional; somos un hogar, y en último término no existe ninguna autoridad en la casa, de manera que se trata de un modelo comunal de hospitalidad radical”, señaló Stevens. Esto sale de la regla benedictina, es una creencia que la comunidad sí restaura, que necesitamos estar juntas sin autoridad, pero en relación para sanar algunas de las heridas más profundas que conocemos y tener la libertad de seguir adelante”.Además de vivienda, Magdalene le proporciona a las mujeres sostén económico, desde el momento mismo en que entran por la puerta, y un programa de tratamiento individualizado, dijo Cary Rayson, directora ejecutiva de Magdalene, durante un taller titulado “Vivienda primero para adultos sobrevivientes de trata de personas y prostitución”.Rayson explicó que “vivienda primero” es fundamental para estas mujeres, todas las cuales han sido víctimas de abuso infantil, muchas a manos de algún miembro de la familia, y quienes, como promedio, se fueron a las calles cuando tenían entre 14 y 16 años. “Uno no puede lograr que personas de las que han abusado, con las que han traficado y que se han prostituido, uno no puede lograr que cambien sin un lugar donde vivir”, afirmó. Debes llegar a tener un hogar antes de que puedas ser mejor”.En ese aciago día de 1996, la policía le dijo a Mullins que si ellos la veían recorriendo la calle otra vez, la arrestarían. Ella se atrevió a hacerlo y, cuando no la arrestaron, cogió algunas piedras “y destrozó las ventanillas” del auto patrullero de la policía. Entonces la arrestaron, la llevaron a la cárcel y luego se convirtió en la quinta mujer en entrar en Magdalene.“Durante los primeros seis meses, me mantuve buscando el anzuelo” dijo Mullins, explicando que no creía que Magdalene podría ser un programa gratuito, que a las mujeres les fueran a dar un lugar para vivir sin tener que responder a una autoridad y sin una trampa. “Pensaba que era demasiado bueno para que fuese verdad, una tenía que dar algo a cambio, conseguir algo”.Desde 1997, Magdalene ha crecido y ahora incluye cuatro hogares residenciales y dos hogares transicionales, para mujeres que terminen el programa de dos años, pero que necesitan tiempo adicional para la transición a vivir independientemente.Cary Rayson, Directora Ejecutiva de Magdalene (a la derecha)dirige una visita en Lena House, una de las cuatro residencias de Magdalene. Foto de Lynette Wilson para ENS.Para muchas, como Shelia Simpkins McClain, que se graduó de Magdalene en 2007 luego de haber pasado 22 años en las calles, el primer paso es aprender a cuidar de sí mismas y a tomar las decisiones positivas.“Yo no vine para recuperar mi vida, yo no tenía vida”, dijo Simpkins McClain, que con nueve años de sobriedad ahora presta servicios como subadministradora residente de Magdalene. “Necesité aprender a vivir”.Nicholas Kristof destacó a Simpkins en su columna del New York Times del 13 de octubre acerca de Magdalene y Thistle Farms.Cheryl Oliver, directora ejecutiva de Oasis House, que ofrece programas y servicios a mujeres que trabajan en bares de strippers y en las calles de Dayton, Ohio, asistió a la conferencia para entablar relaciones y aprender de los éxitos de Magdalene y Thistle Farms. En  su trabajo, dijo Oliver, ella había advertido una “jerarquía”: las mujeres pasaban de los clubes de strippers, donde se habían hecho adictas al alcohol y a las drogas, a y luego, después que estaban demasiado enganchadas para trabajar en clubes o encontrar trabajo en, a las calles.“Cada una de estas mujeres son víctimas de la trata [o el tráfico] de personas”, subrayó Oliver.Además del consumo de drogas, la prostitución y el vivir en las calles, algo que todas las mujeres que han venido a Magdalene, sin excepción, tienen en común, es una historia de abuso o acoso sexual [cuando eran niñas], dijeron Stevens y Rayson.La Rda. Suzanne Stoner, sacerdote auxiliar en la iglesia episcopal de San Pablo [St. Paul’s Episcopal Church] en Fayetteville, Arkansas, asistió a la conferencia con Kathy McGregor, directora de proyectos, y Katie Nichol, directora literaria, del Proyecto Relato de la Prisión de Arkansas del Noroeste, un programa que enseña a mujeres encarceladas el arte de la narración personal a través de la escritura, la música y la poesía.Dos veces al año, a lo largo de un período de cuatro meses, algunos artistas trabajan con las mujeres y compilan sus testimonios, en los que describen el abuso y los traumas que han sufrido en sus vidas, en una representación de 45 minutos, que se presenta dentro de la prisión y también en la iglesia de San Pablo.“Nos sentamos allí en silencio, a escuchar”, dijo Stoner, añadiendo que algunas de las narraciones son muy difíciles de oír. “Narraciones con las que ellas [las mujeres] conviven todos los días”.La presentación en el exterior hace un increíble impacto en la comunidad al tiempo que la reta, añadió Stoner, diciendo que a través del proyecto relato, ellos han identificado la necesidad de un hogar transicional, un lugar donde las mujeres puedan ir luego de que las liberen de la prisión, una alternativa a ser devueltas a situaciones abusivas o a las calles.En 2000, Estados Unidos puso en vigor la Ley de Protección a las Víctimas del Tráfico de Personas, que define la trata sexual como “una forma grave de tráfico” en la cual “un acto sexual comercial es inducido por la fuerza, el fraude o la coerción”. Magdalene añadió el término “tráfico” [o trata de personas] a sus materiales del programa ya hace varios años.Reconociendo la seriedad del problema, la Convención General de la Iglesia Episcopal en 2009 aprobó una resolución que exigía “la protección de todas las víctimas de la trata de personas, particularmente mujeres y niños, y que se brindara la necesaria atención a sus necesidades físicas, psicológicas y sociales, y que se utilizaran estrategias que respetaran los derechos y la integridad de las víctimas”.“Ésta es en verdad una de las tareas más importantes que puede hacer la Iglesia”, dijo Stevens. “Lo bueno que ha sucedido es que la Iglesia Episcopal, orgánicamente, está desarrollando este movimiento”.La Diócesis de Luisiana y el Rdo. Mitchell Smith, que preside la iglesia de la Trinidad [Trinity Church], en Nueva Orleáns, fueron determinantes en comenzar la obra de Eden House, una comunidad hermana de Magdalene que abrió sus puertas en Nueva Orleáns en octubre de 2012; fue una iglesia episcopal de Charleston, Carolina del Sur, la que primero inauguró Magdalene; una mujer que estuvo interna en Magdalene y se convirtió en sacerdote episcopal abrió una casa en Rochester basada en este modelo; y el Muy Rdo. Mike Kinman, deán de la iglesia catedral de Cristo [Christ Church Cathedral] en San Luis, ha ayudado a iniciar Magdalene St. Louis; todos los cuales promueven el papel de la Iglesia en su obra, afirmó Stevens.“De manera que lentamente, pero sin duda, éste es un movimiento”, agregó ella. “Y de veras la Iglesia Episcopal debe…celebrar que ha sido parte de la labor de vanguardia al trabajar con mujeres que han sobrevivido la violencia sexual y están recuperándose. Yo creo que esto es inmenso”.Siguiendo el modelo de Magdalene y Thistle Farms, Kinman coopera con otras iglesias y organizaciones en San Luis para crear un programa semejante en esa ciudad.“Cuando llegué por primera vez a la iglesia catedral de Cristo, me di cuenta de que la catedral podría ser un catalizador para hacer algo verdaderamente importante”, dijo Kinman, que asistió a la conferencia y quien conoció a Stevens y se familiarizó con [la obra de] Magdalene en 1988.“Esto es lo más cercano al Reino de Dios que yo haya visto nunca”, afirmó Kinman. “Éste es el primer paso de un movimiento más extenso”.– Lynette Wilson es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. 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That George Gregan tackle on Jeff Wilson in 1994

first_imgWednesday Aug 15, 2007 That George Gregan tackle on Jeff Wilson in 1994 This is one of the most famous try saving tackles in the history of the game. It not only robbed the All Blacks of a 1994 Bledisloe Cup win, but it turned a little known Aussie scrumhalf into an international superstar, and one of the biggest names in rugby. ADVERTISEMENTWith full-time approaching, the All Blacks had one last throw of the dice. With a ruck forming by the left touchline, the ball came out to Zinzan Brooke who threw it to Shane Howarth.Howarth passed it on to Jeff Wilson who was only appearing in his third Test. With the Wallabies defence tiring, Wilson accelerated from 40 metres out and beat off two defenders before coming back inside and brushing off a third. Only five meters out from the line he made his descent towards the line. The try was all but inevitable.Out of nowhere came a young George Gregan, playing in his fourth Test and unrecognisable with a youthful afro. He dived across, jolting the ball out of Wilson’s grasp and ensuring a famous victory for Australia.That moment instantly became enshrined in rugby folklore and with it forever linking Gregan and Wilson. The enduring image of Gregan wrapped around Wilson’s body while the ball is airborne signifies what the Bledisloe Cup is all about. In the blink of an eye, someone can achieve immortality. – David Wiseman ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyOlder Men Need to Know This 1 Weird Tip Before It’s Too LateSmart Life ReportsThe 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

Crowdfunder & Trust for London launch fund for capital’s outer boroughs

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 Crowdfunder and Trust for London have joined forces to launch the ‘Connected Communities Match Fund’ to help organisations and community groups in London boroughs deliver projects in their local communities.Through online digital crowdfunding Trust for London will offer match funding of up to £10,000 to successful local projects. To support applicants, Crowdfunder will be hosting a series of workshops over the summer to help interested parties prepare, promote and deliver the best possible campaigns.The fund is available across 20 outer London boroughs with initial activity focusing on boroughs, in the north, east, west and south of the City – Hillingdon, Barking & Dagenham, Harrow and Bexley – with activity rolling out across further boroughs later this year.Jason Nuttall, Programme Director at Crowdfunder said:“Working alongside Trust for London on this innovative and creative funding initiative really demonstrates our commitment to discovering and supporting those with unique ideas and projects who need a helping hand to turn their dreams into a reality.”Helal Uddin Abbas, Grants Manager at Trust for London said: Advertisement “At Trust for London, we know that London community groups make real change happen through their work to improve the lives of those in their local communities. Working with Crowdfunder, The Connected Communities Match Fund will be promoted through London regional media, across our networks and alongside a social media campaign which we hope will reach and interest new developing community groups.”The Connected Communities Match Fund Harrow and Barking & Dagenham workshops are confirmed for:18 July at Harrow Baptist Church Hall, HA1 1BA – 2.00pm – 4.00pm24 July at Barking Learning Centre, IG11 7NB – 2.00pm – 4.00pm11 September at Crayford Community Centre – 2.00pm – 4.00pm18 September in Hillingdon tbcMore information and details of the Bexley and Hillingdon workshops can be found online.  188 total views,  2 views today Crowdfunder & Trust for London launch fund for capital’s outer boroughs  189 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9center_img Tagged with: Funding London Melanie May | 12 July 2019 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via read more

NASCAR bans Confederate flag from its grounds

first_imgThe horrific massacre of nine African Americans — Rev. Clementa Pinckney, Cynthia Hurd, Rev. Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, Tywanza Sanders, Ethel Lance, Susie Jackson, Rev. Daniel Simmons, Depayne Middleton-Doctor and Myra Thompson — on June 17 by white supremacist Dylann Roof in Charleston, S.C., has triggered an unprecedented anti-racist response to pro-slavery symbols — especially the putrid Confederate flag, which still flies in front of the State House in Columbia.Activists have taken to the streets to remove as well as burn the Confederate flag in protests not just relegated to the Deep South, but virtually around the U.S. They have also painted Confederate statues with the slogan, “Black Lives Matter,” the clarion call of the new phase of the Black Liberation struggle against all forms of terror from police brutality to racist vigilantism.The power of mass protest against the Confederate flag is starting to have a profound impact on popular culture, including in sports. Take NASCAR (National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing), one of the most lucrative, influential professional race car events in the South and the country. The company was founded in Daytona Beach, Fla., in February 1948 by Bill France Sr., who in 1968 commissioned the building of the Alabama International Motor Speedway in Talladega, Ala.France supported the 1968 presidential candidacy of George Wallace, the arch-racist, pro-segregationist Alabama governor. From its inception, NASCAR flew the Confederate flag on its grounds at all its events.Due to the tremendous pressure of the anti-racist struggle, Brian France,  current NASCAR CEO and grandson of its founder, announced June 29 that the Confederate flag will no longer fly during NASCAR events. This is a major development in the sports world, considering that the Confederate flag has been embedded in NASCAR culture since day one.France stated, “We want to go as far as we can to eliminate the presence of that flag. … I personally find it an offensive symbol, so there is no daylight [on] how we feel about it and our sensitivity to others who feel the same way. We’re working with the industry to see how far we can go to get that flag to be disassociated entirely from our events.” (, June 29) France also denounced the Confederate flag flying in front of the State House in Columbia, S.C.Dale Earnhardt Jr., whose late father is legendary driver Dale Earnhardt Sr., agreed with NASCAR’s decision, stating in the same article, “I think it’s offensive to an entire race. It belongs in the history books and that’s about it.”The next step for NASCAR to take is to ban fans from flying their individual Confederate flags in the stands during weekend races. The Daytona International Speedway, which hosts NASCAR’s national races publicly asked their fans on July 2 not to bring Confederate flags to events so they would be more “inclusive.”In a separate action, NASCAR officials denounced the virulently racist, anti-immigrant remarks made by Donald Trump, billionaire and presidential candidate. They also announced that NASCAR will boycott the Trump National Doral Miami resort for its postseason Camping World Truck Series and Xfinity series banquet scheduled for later this year.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

PSNI appeal for witness following assault in Derry

first_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+ Facebook Twitter PSNI appeal for witness following assault in Derry Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Police in Derry are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed an assault in the city on Monday last.A 37 year-old male was seriously assaulted just after 11am in William Street.He was taken to hospital for treatment to injuries which are not thought to be life threatening but are described as serious.Police are asking for anyone who may have witnessed the assault to contact Police at Strand Road PSNI on the non emergency number 101.center_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Homepage BannerNews Previous articleConradh na Gaeilge hosting conference today in DerryNext articleBrexit blamed as Derry to Dublin flight plan cancelled admin Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp Pinterest By admin – August 20, 2016 Google+ Twitterlast_img read more

Sharing Citizens’ Health Data Without Their Informed Consent Infringes Right To Privacy Under Article 21 : Karnataka HC In ‘Aarogya Setu’ Case

first_imgNews UpdatesSharing Citizens’ Health Data Without Their Informed Consent Infringes Right To Privacy Under Article 21 : Karnataka HC In ‘Aarogya Setu’ Case Mustafa Plumber26 Jan 2021 6:34 AMShare This – xThe Karnataka High Court, in its interim order restraining the Government of India and National Informatics Centre (NIC) from sharing the response data of users of Aarogya Setu app, observed that sharing of health data of citizens without their informed consent will violate right to privacy under Article 21 of the Constitution. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Karnataka High Court, in its interim order restraining the Government of India and National Informatics Centre (NIC) from sharing the response data of users of Aarogya Setu app, observed that sharing of health data of citizens without their informed consent will violate right to privacy under Article 21 of the Constitution. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice S Vishwajith Shetty noted “The information contains data about the health of the user which all the more requires the protection of right to privacy.””The sharing of health data of a citizen without his/her consent will necessarily infringe his/her right of privacy under Article 21 of the Constitution of India”, said the court. The petition filed by cyber security activist Anivar A Aravind had specifically sought an order restraining the respondents during the pendency of the petition from proceeding with the Aarogya Setu app and with the data collected, in any manner, whether the collection of data from members of the public is stated to be voluntary or involuntary. Senior Advocate Colin Gonsalves appearing for the petitioner had heavily relied on the judgment of the Supreme court in the case of Justice K.S. Puttaswamy (retired) –vs Union of India. He had pointed out the provision regarding sharing of response data containing personal data by NIC with various Government departments and Public Health Institutions of the Government. Further, he submitted that there is no sunset clause for the data collected. The sunset clause provides that unless specifically extended by the Empowered Group on account of the continuation of COVID-19 pandemic in India, the said protocol will be in force for six months from the date on which it was issued. Additional Solicitor General M B Nargund had said “The claim of the petitioner that all personal data of the users of Aarogya Setu app is shared has no foundation at all, inasmuch as, all the safeguards have been provided. He submitted that Aarogya Setu app is one of the important tools for locating those who are infected with COVID-19.” Findings of the Court The court examined the additional affidavit filed by the Central government in which mention of the order dated 11th May, 2020 issued by the Chairperson, Empowered Group on Technology and Data Management by which, the Aarogya Setu Data Access and Knowledge Sharing Protocol 2020 has been introduced. The affidavit mentioned that for the purpose of addressing the pandemic, NIC shall collect only such response data as necessary. In the App, specific provisions are also made for maintaining the privacy of App Users.  The bench said: “The role of the Empowered Group is of identification of problems/difficulties, finding out solutions, formulating contingency plan etc. There is nothing placed on record to show that the Chairperson, Empowered Group on Technology and Data Management is empowered to pass any order which will have a binding effect.” It added: “Prima facie, it is not shown that this Empowered Group has any statutory power either under the said (Disaster Management) Act of 2005 or any other Act to pass such an order. There is nothing on record to show that the powers of the authorities under the said Act of 2005 have been delegated to the said Empowered Group.” The bench noted that Clause 5(a) of protocol clearly stipulates that any response data and the purpose for which it is collected by NIC shall be clearly specified in the Privacy Policy of Aarogya Setu App. Perusal of Privacy Policy available on the App. shows that there is no reference incorporated therein to collection of response data by NIC and purpose of collection. Clause 6 of the protocol permits sharing of data by NIC with the entities mentioned therein. The said entities are State Government, Public Health Institutions etc., But, the Privacy Policy says that the data will be shared only with the Government of India. Clause 8 permits NIC to share the response data for research purposes with third parties. It is pertinent to note that there is no reference to the said Clauses 5, 6 and 8 in the privacy policy or terms of service available on the app itself. The court said :”Thus, the collection of the data as per clause 5 and sharing of response data as per Clauses 6 and 8 is being done without the consent of the user, much less, an informed consent. Though Clause 8 provides for the anonymisation, there is nothing on record to show that the claim of anonymisation is tested by any agency.” The bench concluded by saying: “The users are not even informed about the said protocol and the provisions therein about sharing of the response data before he uploads his personal information. Secondly, it is not the case made out by the Government of India that the informed consent of the user is obtained to sharing of the response data, as provided in the said protocol. Prima facie, we find that the sharing and use of the response data as per the said protocol will infringe the right of privacy of the users, thereby amounting to violation of the rights guaranteed under Article 21 of the Constitution.”Read the operative portion of the Karnataka High Court order retraining sharing of the response data of persons collected through Aarogya Setu @SetuAarogya— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) January 25, 2021 Accordingly, the court passed an interim orderr to restrain the Central Government and the National Informatics Centre(NIC) from sharing the response data given by an individual in the ‘Aarogya Setu’ app with other government departments and agencies, without obtaining informed consent of the users.The Court has given liberty to the Centre to seek vacation of the order by filing an affidavit showing that informed consent of users for sharing the response data has been obtained.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. 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North West flooding was “unprecedented” – Met Eireann

first_img Facebook Community Enhancement Programme open for applications News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th North West flooding was “unprecedented” – Met Eireann Facebook Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows center_img By News Highland – August 24, 2017 Over 70mm of rainfall fell on Tuesday night over a 9 hour period causing mass destruction across the North West, with the Inishowen Penninsula the worst hit area.A special meeting of the Inishowen Municipal District takes place today to discuss the devastation and prepare detailed funding applications and submissions.The flash flooding gutted hundreds of properties in the county, and resulted in road closures across Donegal, Derry and Tyrone.Donegal County Council are currently carrying out repair works on roads and bridges across the county to return to normal access as soon as possible.Head of Forecasting with Met Eireann, Gerald Fleming says the events that unfolded on Tuesday were exceptional…………….Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Previous articleFF calls for new approach to flood prevention and reliefNext articleSeamus McEneney steps down as Wexford Manager News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitterlast_img read more

Fotis Dulos’ alleged suicide note leaves questions about his estranged wife’s disappearance

first_imgiStock(FARMINGTON, Conn.) — Before Fotis Dulos took his own life by inhaling poisonous carbon monoxide inside his Farmington, Connecticut, home, he allegedly wrote a suicide note proclaiming his innocence and that of everyone charged in connection with his estranged wife’s disappearance.Amid a bitter divorce and custody battle in May 2019, Jennifer Dulos mysteriously disappeared. Fotis Dulos and his girlfriend, Michelle Troconis were arrested weeks later, charged with tampering with or fabricating physical evidence and hindering prosecution.On Jan. 7, Connecticut State Police charged Fotis Dulos with felony murder, kidnapping and murder. Troconis, 44, was charged with conspiracy to commit murder.But Fotis Dulos’ allegedly handwritten suicide note, obtained by ABC News from a source — which he addressed to “all” — was littered with self-serving statements to clear his and Troconis’ names.“I refuse to spend even an hour more in jail for something I had NOTHING to do with,” he allegedly wrote with blue ink on a notebook-sized single sheet of paper. “I want it to be known that Michelle Troconis had nothing to do with Jennifer’s disappearance. And neither did Kent Mawhinney.”Mahwinney, an attorney and a friend of Fotis Dulos, was also charged with conspiracy to commit murder.Fotis Dulos was allegedly seen on surveillance video throwing out 30 garbage bags in multiple receptacles, according to a police report. Items in the bags included clothes belonging to Jennifer Dulos and plastic zip ties that later tested positive for her DNA, according to the arrest warrant.“My attorney can explain what happened with the bag on Albany Avenue. Everything else is a story fabricated by the law enforcement,” Fotis Dulos allegedly wrote.Regarding the bags, Fotis Dulos’ attorney, Norm Pattis told the Stamford Advocate in July 2019 that “there’s an explanation, but we’re not going to give it.”Fotis Dulos was expected in court on Tuesday for a bail hearing and when he didn’t show up, police did a wellness check at his house. Police saw Fotis Dulos through a window sitting in his car in the garage.He died two days later. Fotis Dulos was 51.Pattis said at a press conference after his client was declared dead, that he’s filing an “unusual motion” with the court to ask them to continue to prosecute Fotis Dulos as an estate.“To force the state to show its hand in a trial filled with evidence we think amounts to no more than innuendo and unsupported suspicion,” said Pattis.If you are struggling with thoughts of suicide or worried about a friend or loved one help is available. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 [TALK] – for free confidential emotional support 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Even if it feels like it – you are not alone.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more