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AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: UK & Ireland Sports betting Email Address GambleAware launches ‘safer gambling hub’ for football fans Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter The Football Supporters’ Association (FSA), and GambleAware have created an online ‘safer gambling hub’ that contains resources to inform football fans about the risks of impulsive betting, as part of its ongoing BeGambleAware campaign.The hub will include links to materials from BeGambleAware’s “Think Twice or You’ll Bet Regret” campaign, including posters, stadium materials and videos, as well as tips for gamblers to avoid impulsive betting.“The inventory we have created for the digital hub are all part of our Bet Regret campaign, and throughout this football season we have been working hand in hand with the FSA to help educate fans across the country about safer gambling and the risks of impulsive betting,” Marc Etches, chief executive of GambleAware, said.Responsible gambling advocacy and funding body GambleAware explained that the aim of the hub is to raise awareness of impulsive gambling and to help fans recognise the behaviours that can turn a player from a low-risk bettor into someone with a gambling problem.“Betting when drunk, bored or chasing losses are the key characteristics we’re trying to educate fans to avoid, particularly with the plethora of opportunities to bet on football at everyone’s fingertips,” Etches said.Etches added that, given the current debate about the prevalence of gambling in football, the partnership between the FSA and beGambleAware has come at an extremely important time.“We know that from our own research with the FSA and recent news coverage that fans themselves are concerned about the relationship between gambling and football,” Etches added. “By using these assets we are looking to work together with members of the footballing community, to help promote safer gambling amongst fans in the UK.”David Rose, deputy chief executive of the FSA echoed this sentiment and said the FSA would work to encourage clubs to use the hub and make its resources available to their fans.“Supporter groups have real concerns about harmful betting and impulsive gambling behaviours among some football fans,” Rose said. ”We’ll be helping fans across the country lobby their clubs on the issue and get the safer gambling message out there. Football clubs have a unique position in their communities – so this is something they need to take seriously.” Topics: Sports betting The Football Supporters’ Association (FSA), and GambleAware have created an online ‘safer gambling hub’ that contains resources to inform football fans about the risks of impulsive betting, as part of its ongoing BeGambleAware campaign. 24th January 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle
Other stand-out contributors included entertainment arcade operator Praesepe Holdings, which donated £28,000 but has pledged some £85,500, while Petfre Gibraltar, the igaming subsidiary of BetFred, made three separate donations of £40,364, £35,057 and £26,783. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter The project had a budget of between £5m and £7m a year, with GambleAware, which ran the campaign independently, asking the top 20 operators in Britain to make a donation based on a percentage of their GB marketing spend. Earlier today (12 January), GambleAware also announced the launch of the latest phase of its campaign to promote awareness of the National Gambling Treatment Service. Bet365 followed with £763,000, then William Hill on £540,000, though the latter has pledged to donate a total of £1.0m during the 2020-21 financial year, more than any other operator. The campaign launched as a two-year initiative, with the aim of running throughout 2019-20 and 2020-21 to raise public awareness of the risks associated with gambling. Tags: GambleAware Donations Gamesys donated £450,000 in the nine-month period, while Betway gave the charity £134,000 in funds and 888 Holdings £50,000. Responsible gambling AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 12th January 2021 | By Robert Fletcher Other operator donations included BetVictor on £149,971, Kindred Group with £98,927, Betway on £93,750, LeoVegas at £57,768, Betsson with £57,033 and Rank Group on £45,000. Meanwhile, GambleAware has released information about support for its Safer Gambling Campaign, revealing it received £3.9m in donations from operators in 2020, as well as £1.1m from broadcasters. Topics: Finance Social responsibility Responsible gambling Aside from this, GambleAware drew more funding from other resources such as operators paying money from dormant accounts and unclaimed winnings. This included £94,328 from LeoVegas and £10,000 from A&S Leisure Group. In terms of other funds received, GambleAware said it was given additional funds from regulatory settlements agreed between the industry and the Gambling Commission. This included £3m from William Hill as a result of its settlement with the GB Gambling Commission regarding harm prevention and money laundering failures with Mr Green. Email Address Flutter Entertainment topped the list of donations after handing over £874,000 to the charity in the nine months to 31 December 2020. Industry donates £4.5m to GambleAware in first three quarters of FY2021 In terms of broadcasters, Sky led the way with £629,479 in funding, ahead of ITV with £247,350, Facebook on £180,329, Twitter at £15,392 and YouTube with £15,000. Flutter also led the list of gambling operator donations here with £683,847 in funds, followed by Entain – previously GVC Holdings – on £643,847. Bet635 donated £580,898, Stars Group £565,000, William Hill £410,000, Gamesys £312,509 and Camelot £246,063. British gambling charity GambleAware has revealed operators donated a total of £4.5m (€5.0m/$6.1m) during the first three quarters of its 2020-21 financial year. Regions: UK & Ireland A further £5.8m came courtesy of the Commission’s ruling against Betway in March, when the operator agreed to pay a total settlement of £11.6m after it was found to have breached a number of social responsibility and money laundering regulations related to high-spending customers. Casumo also made separate donations of £27,446 and £16,170, while Blueprint made four payments across its subsidiaries of £23,000, £19,000, £18,000 and £1,500.
Area: 759 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/868337/villa-in-debrecen-archiko-kft Clipboard Villa in Debrecen / Archiko Kft.Save this projectSaveVilla in Debrecen / Archiko Kft. ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/868337/villa-in-debrecen-archiko-kft Clipboard Houses Architects: Archiko Kft Area Area of this architecture project 2014 CopyAbout this officeArchiko KftOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDebrecenHungaryPublished on April 11, 2017Cite: “Villa in Debrecen / Archiko Kft.” 11 Apr 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/889413/atelier-chaeyeon-leau-design-plus-dongjin-kim Clipboard CopyMixed Use Architecture, Apartments•Seoul, South Korea Mixed Use Architecture ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/889413/atelier-chaeyeon-leau-design-plus-dongjin-kim Clipboard Atelier Chaeyeon / L’eau Design + Dongjin Kim Save this picture!© Kyungsub Shin+ 34Curated by Fernanda Castro Share Photographs: Kyungsub ShinDesign Team:Sanghak Lee, Ikhyeon Joo, Jihye Yoon, Jeongyeol KwonConstruction:Reinforced concreteExterior Finishing:BangkiraiUse:Neighborhood FacilitySite Area:212.5 m2Building Area:126.27 m2Building To Land Ratio:59.42%Floors:B1, 4FCity:SeoulCountry:South KoreaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Kyungsub ShinRecommended ProductsWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82WoodBruagBalcony BalustradesText description provided by the architects. The apartment estate market which seemed not to be withered is cooling now. As the imprudent house-poor, who borrows the money to buy a house even if the interest rate is low, disappears, the fever of becoming to farming for a moment with the longing for the life in a country house is passing like a wind. And as changing the interest to the investment of the profitable real estate, the interest about a leasing profitable building of neighbourhood living facilities with an integration of a habitation house is increasing.Save this picture!© Kyungsub ShinSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Kyungsub ShinIncreasingly, small buildings in the city will become a new type of architecture, which involve workplaces, living spaces, and practical daily lives in combination with a probability. The culture of the apartment, which frames a lifestyle uniformly and constraints spaces into the boxes fragmentarily such simply as a room, living room, and kitchen, is eventually confronted with a limitation in the changeable modern situation. Now, in order to create an architecture as a Scenery where its own life pattern is drawn, architects are required to play a role in planning and consulting about an individual life.Save this picture!© Kyungsub ShinThe architectural structure, which draws a unique pattern having a private preference and responds to the evolving needs of the times, starts from the desire that bears the possibility of emerging diverse events and the potential of creating a new story constantly like an unrealistic fictional world. When the scenery that comes from the deep inside is realized as an independent stage in a space, this architecture will become the place where a flexible program is operating by itself.Save this picture!© Kyungsub ShinProject gallerySee allShow lessPrivate Villa in Ungasan / Rafael Miranti ArchitectsSelected ProjectsDeja vu House / Nemo StudioSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:41 Hakdong-ro 46-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South KoreaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Photographs ArchDaily “COPY” Architects: Dongjin Kim, L’eau Design Area Area of this architecture project 2015 Projects Year: South Korea Area: 458 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeL’eau DesignOfficeFollowDongjin KimOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsMixed Use ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsSeoulSouth KoreaPublished on February 23, 2018Cite: “Atelier Chaeyeon / L’eau Design + Dongjin Kim” 22 Feb 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
The Scotsman has published a list of the top 100 earners in Scotland.Published in four parts, the feature lists each earner by name, occupation and position, and annual estimated income. At number 100 is artist Jack Vettriano with £260,000 and at number one is author JK Rowling with an annual estimated income of £31.2 million.The newspaper explains the methodology behind its calculations, and includes additional coverage such as ‘Top earners taking home more than £1m’and ‘Landed with a cash crisis’. Advertisement The Scotsman acknowledges that it has omitted four very wealthy individuals from the list. Tom Hunter, David Murray, Sir Angus Grossart and Chris Gorman were not included because “it is impossible for us to make an accurate assessment of their income because of the labyrinth of company structures that have been created.”The figures used by The Scotsman cover the period from 1 August 2002 to 1 August 2003. Scotland’s Top 100 Earners 64 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Prospect research Recruitment / people About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 22 September 2003 | News
Howard Lake | 6 June 2019 | News Funding of €18.5 million over three years announced for Irish charity sector The Irish Minister of State for Community Development, Natural Resources and Digital Development has announced that €18.5 million in funding has been allocated through the Department of Rural and Community Development for the Scheme to Support National Organisations (SSNO) 2019 – 2022.The aim of SSNO is to provide multi-annual funding towards the core costs of national organisations in the community and voluntary sector to assist them to operate and fund core staff positions.The new round of funding for 2019-2022 has a primary focus on the provision of core funding to national organisations that demonstrate good governance and deliver services and supports that have a focus of either addressing poverty or social exclusion and promoting equality.The allocation of funding was largely based on evidence of need and value for money in order to ensure that the funds were allocated to the organisations where they are most needed and to make the maximum contribution to the community and voluntary sector.On average, organisations have seen an 8.2% increase in funding allocation, capped at a maximum of €270,000 over the three years.Speaking about the new round of funding Minister Seán Canney said:“I am particularly delighted to announce today this substantial funding to 73 national community and voluntary organisations. This Government recognises the value of the great work carried out by such national organisations. This funding is over a three year period to allow organisations to plan for a more sustainable timeframe.”The scheme is administered by Pobal on behalf of the Department of Rural and Community Development. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. 108 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Tagged with: Funding Ireland 107 total views, 1 views today Further details and a list national organisations allocated funding under SSMO can be found on the Department of Rural and Community Development’s website.
Labor Minister Oswaldo Vera signs a workers’ petition to reopen the factory under worker control.Nearly a thousand workers at a large, former Kimberly-Clark plant in Venezuela are back on the job, making sorely needed personal care products like toilet tissue, sanitary napkins and diapers. But they’re not working for the U.S.-based company any more. They’re working for themselves and the Venezuelan people.When the price of oil dropped precipitously last year, due to oversupply on the world market caused largely by the surge of petroleum coming online from U.S. fracking and other new technologies, it hit especially hard those governments that get most of their national income from petroleum exports. Like Venezuela.The U.S. has been opposed to the Venezuelan government ever since Hugo Chávez was elected president in 1998 and declared the Bolivarian Revolution. With the help of Cuba and with much political support throughout Latin America, Bolivarian Venezuela has brought health care, education and better housing to millions of poor people. But most of the economy has remained in the hands of the bourgeoisie, a wealthy ruling class accustomed to exerting a great deal of power in collaboration with the U.S. ever since the 1920s, when the Rockefeller dynasty began exploiting Venezuelan oil.Chávez died in 2013 and his successor, President Nicolás Maduro, a former bus driver, has been hard-pressed to counter the economic sabotage being waged by the imperialists and their Venezuelan collaborators, who have taken advantage of the severe drop in oil prices to step up their efforts to bring down the Bolivarian government. Part of this rightist campaign has been to deliberately cause shortages of needed consumer goods in order to wear down the spirit of the revolutionary masses.This certainly appears to have been the case at Kimberly-Clark, where the company shut down operations and sent the workers home, claiming a lack of raw materials. But the workers knew otherwise, and they convinced the government to support them in reopening the plant.So it was that on July 12, the Labor Ministry approved the workers’ request to occupy the plant and resume production — under workers’ control. President Maduro told the country on state television: “Forty-eight hours ago, without notice, a U.S. company called Kimberly-Clark, violating national laws and the constitution, fired almost 1,000 workers from its production plant, closed the door and left the country. … Kimberly is now in the hands of the workers — producing, working, and we are going to invest the necessary resources in order to consolidate [the plant’s operations].”“What we cannot accept,” he continued, “is that a few owners can come and, from one day to another, close the doors and kick out the workers.”According to venezuelanalysis.com, “Under Venezuela’s 2012 Labor Law, mass firings are strictly prohibited and firms that shut their doors illegally are liable to be reopened under workers’ control. … According to Venezuela’s Labor Ministry, the plant has a monthly output of 33 million diapers, 20 million sanitary pads, 27 million thin liners and 17 million rolls of toilet paper — all of which was brought to a standstill due to the closure. Following the workers’ takeover, the factory is now operating at full capacity.”This one plant supplies 20 percent of Venezuela’s need for these products.Some 96 percent of Venezuela’s foreign currency comes from oil sales abroad. Since the price of Venezuelan crude oil has moved back up to $40 a barrel from a low of $24 in February, the government has more resources at its command to thwart this kind of economic sabotage by U.S. corporations and their Venezuelan collaborators.The Maduro government has backed up its words with a commitment to invest $22 million in the plant’s operations — enough to keep the plant supplied with raw materials until the end of the year.This move by the Maduro government is undoubtedly popular with the workers of Venezuela. It could lead to more efforts to liberate essential facilities from the grip of their class enemies, who would prefer to see the people suffer rather than lose their privileged existence.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
THE demise of regattas on the city centre river stretch from King’s Island to Barrington Pier and beyond, was the subject of some debate in City Hall this week. Councillors voiced the desire of many Limerick people to revive the sport, which was a regular sporting feature during the summer months in Limerick for centuries. Referring to a recent visit paid by a number of councillors to the ESB in Ardnacrusha, councillors said that Limerick rowing clubs are now holding their regattas in O’Brien’s Bridge and Annacotty.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “It is a shame the way rowing has suffered in the city but the removal of the old Salmon Weir would improve matters,” claimed Cllr Tom Shortt, who added: “I believe the building of the parks on Clancy Strand hasn’t helped the situation – the flow of the river was altered by the building and it can be difficult to keep a boat afloat”.Calling for the removal of the old Salmon Weir from the river, Cllr Shortt said it is his belief that the Limerick Regeneration Agency is proactively involved in a project involving the weir.Cllr John Gilligan confirmed to the Limerick Post that the Regeneration Agency has plans to convert the salmon weir into a walkway, linking the Island Bank, which starts at O’Dwyer Bridge and links back to the community centre in King’s Island“The old weir has not been in use for a long time and is nothing more than an obstruction on the river – Cllr Shortt has raised this issue in City Hall before now and believes that removing the weir would open up the river to canoeists and boaters.“Although there is nothing definite going on yet, the regeneration people are considering converting the weir into a walkway from the Island Bank to Thomondgate”. Linkedin Print Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Advertisement Email NewsLocal NewsRowing back the years on river ShannonBy admin – February 25, 2011 694 Previous articleChanges for Munster ahead of Aironi clashNext articleContact via social media network lands man in custody admin
Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WhatsApp WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Print Previous articleLimerick retailers top Excellence Awards 2017Next articleSoccer – Caherdavin Celtic Presentation night Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival NewsBreaking news#BREAKING Body of young female discovered in LimerickBy Staff Reporter – November 8, 2016 1071 Advertisement Email Linkedin TAGSbodyGardalimerick Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live The scene on Catherine Street in Limerick this TuesdayTHE BODY of a young female has been discovered in the basement of an apartment on Catherine Street in Limerick this Tuesday morning.The grim discovery was made shortly before noon, when a young female, understood to be aged in her 20s was found lying in an alcove outside a downstairs apartment at the city centre address.Gardai from Henry Street were alerted to the discovery made by a man who is a member of the homeless community this Tuesday morning.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The area has been sealed off for a technical examination and the woman’s body remains at the scene.A garda spokesperson said that the remains are to be removed from the scene and brought to University Hospital Limerick where a post mortem examination will be carried out.It is understood that the young girl, who was also a member of the homeless community, had been squatting in the alcoved area outside the basement apartment.Gardai at Henry Street are investigating but it is understood that they are not initially treating the death as suspicious.On Monday night also, temperatures dipped to OdegC in parts of Munster with a ‘real feel’ chill factor dropping temperatures by a further two degrees which gardai believe may have contributed. Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash