AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) has issued a warning to its online licensees, after a review found a number were offering bonuses to players that reversed withdrawals. Topics: Legal & compliance Social responsibility Online casino Compliance Regulation Responsible gambling Online sports betting Payments 15th January 2021 | By Daniel O’Boyle However, he added, the volume of complaints prompted the regulator to review licensees’ withdrawal policies, to ensure player protection and responsible gambling concerns were being balanced with customers’ right to access funds. In an advisory bulletin, DGE director David Rebuck said that some of the delays could be attributed to investigations into potential fraud, identity theft or money laundering. Tags: New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement NJ DGE rebukes operators for incentivizing reverse withdrawals Read more on iGB North America Regions: US New Jersey Compliance The regulator said it received a number of complaints from customers whose withdrawals were taking up to two weeks to be returned.
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Help by sharing this information TurkeyFranceEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists Judicial harassmentPhotoreportageImprisonedFreedom of expressionCouncil of Europe As French press photographer Mathias Depardon completes a month in detention in southeastern Turkey, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and Depardon’s support committee in France today unfurled a 2-metre-square portrait of the journalist on the facade of the 4th district town hall in Paris. June 7, 2021 Find out more News News After the ceremony, RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire and Depardon’s mother, Danièle Van de Lanotte, left for Turkey, where she hopes to visit him tomorrow in a detention centre in Gaziantep, a city near the Syrian border, together with the French consul. This will be the first time she has seen him since his arrest. RSF and the support committee today also launched an online petition for Depardon’s release. Deloire, Van de Lanotte and the support committee’s spokesman, Laurent Joffrin, all spoke during today’s ceremony, appealing for Depardon’s immediate release. Fourth district mayor Christophe Girard and Patrick Klugman, the Paris mayor’s deputy for international relations, also voiced solidarity with Depardon and called for the biggest possible campaign for his release. “Depardon’s only crime was practising journalism, so his detention is illegal and arbitrary,” Deloire said during the ceremony outside the town hall. “This French journalist’s rights have been completely violated. An expulsion order was issued so he should have been put on a plane back to France within 48 hours but this has yet to take place.” Based in Turkey for the past five years, Depardon was arrested while preparing a report for National Geographic magazine in the southeast of the country on 8 May. Despite the 11 May expulsion order and a promise from President Erdogan to “quickly examine his situation,” he is still in the Gaziantep detention centre. Ranked 155th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index, Turkey is currently undergoing an unprecedented crackdown on its media, while dozens of foreign journalists have been expelled in the past two years. RSF_en Follow the news on Europe – Central Asia June 4, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts to go further June 8, 2021 Find out more Organisation News News Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says TurkeyFranceEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists Judicial harassmentPhotoreportageImprisonedFreedom of expressionCouncil of Europe “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan June 7, 2017 – Updated on June 8, 2017 RSF steps up campaign for French photographer held in Turkey
RSF_en June 20, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 A blogger unfairly convicted of defamation ItalyEurope – Central Asia News Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union to go further ItalyEurope – Central Asia Follow the news on Italy Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders condemned a 13,500-euro sentence against blogger Roberto Mancini in fines, damages and costs imposed by a court in Val d’Aosta, in northern Italy on 26 May 2006, after local journalists brought a defamation suit.Mancini, 59, is suspected of creating a US-hosted blog in 2005 – Il Bolscevicostanco, which reports on local news in sarcastic and crude terms. Using the pseudonym, General Sukhov, he apparently wrote several articles directly attacking local figures.The case was brought by two journalists on regional newspaper Gazzetta Matin, Luca Mercanti and Christina Porta, the press officer for the Val d’Aosta regional chamber of trade and of a local firm, Pier Maria Minuzzo, and a webmaster, Marco Camilli.”The columns by-lined General Sukhov are certainly written in an extreme style, but the complainants were not able to show they were untrue,” the press freedom organisation said. “It looks like the blogger is being punished for his bad language and not because he posted false information, which is unacceptable. He was found responsible for comments posted on his blog by some of his readers, a decision which goes against European jurisprudence.”“This verdict could well have a negative effect on the Italian blogosphere, in pushing people running a blog into wrongly censoring messages posted by visitors,” said Reporters Without Borders.The organisation added that defamation complaints against journalists and bloggers should go before civil courts, and not as in the case, to a criminal court which could hand down prison sentences.Mancini, a former vice-president of the Val d’Aosta regional order of journalists for six years, was fined 3,000 euros, ordered to pay damages of 2,000 euros to each of the three complainants and 4,500 euros costs (13,500 euros in total).He will not have to pay unless the sum is confirmed on appeal. The verdict was based on Article 595 of the criminal procedure code applying to defamation but making no reference to the 1948 press law, a blogger not being considered a journalist in Italy.The verdict however requires that the “manager of a blog controls everything that is posted” and that, like a newspaper editor, “he has a duty to remove any messages which are offensive.”The judge said that the information posted on the blogs was partly true, but was not reported appropriately. Condemning the vulgar tone used by General Sukhov, he said “Mancini expresses himself in a manner best suited to a brothel.”————-Create your blog with Reporters without borders: www.rsfblog.org RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive News Organisation On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia December 2, 2020 Find out more News News November 23, 2020 Find out more November 19, 2020 Find out more
News News March 13, 2018 Find out more READ THE REPORTon online harassmentThe perpetrators may be ordinary “haters” (individuals or communities of individuals hiding behind their screens) or “troll armies” of online mercenaries created by authoritarian regimes. In both cases the goal is the same, to silence journalists whose reporting annoys, often using exceptionally abusive methods.For months, RSF documented these new online attacks and analyzed the modus operandi of the press freedom predators, who have been able to exploit the latest technologies to extend their oppressive reach.“Online harassment is a phenomenon that is spreading throughout the world and now constitutes one of the gravest threats to press freedom,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “We have discovered that information wars are not just waged between countries at the international level. Journalism’s predators also deploy troll armies to hunt down and harass all those who investigate and report the facts honestly. These despots let their mercenaries train their guns on journalists on the virtual terrain as others do in actual war zones.”What RSF’s report reveals:● It is hard to establish a direct link between governments and online conspiracies against journalists. RSF has investigated and documented cases of online harassment of journalists in 32 countries, shedding light on hate campaigns orchestrated by authoritarian or oppressive regimes in such countries as China, India, Turkey, Vietnam, Iran and Algeria.● RSF has analysed the modus operandi of the press freedom predators, who orchestrate their online attacks against journalists in three stages: Disinformation : journalistic content on social networks is drowned in a flood of fake news and pro-government content;Amplification : the impact of pro-government content is artificially enhanced by commentators who are paid by the government to post messages on social networks or by bots, computer programmes that automatically generate posts;Intimidation : journalists are personally targeted, insulted and threatened, in order to discredit them and reduce them to silence.● These aggressive cyberharassment campaigns are also waged by communities of individuals or political groups in supposedly democratic countries such as Mexico, and even in countries that are ranked at the top of the World Press Freedom Index such as Sweden and Finland.●The consequences are often dramatic: many of the cyberharassment victims RSF spoke to said they had ended up censoring themselves in response to the torrents of online abuse, the scale of which they had never imagined possible●Women journalists are affected the most by cyberharassment. Two thirds of women journalists have been the victims of harassment and, in 25% of the cases, the harassment occurred online.●In India, for instance, freelance journalist Rana Ayyub is attacked online by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s trolls, called Yoddhas, who target her because of her investigative reporting on Modi’s rise to power. “I’ve been called Jihadi Jane, Islamo fascist [and] ISIS sex slave,” she said. “My face has been superimposed on a naked body and my mother’s photograph has been taken from my Instagram account and photoshopped in the most objectionable manner possible.”●Mexican investigative journalists such as Alberto Escorcia are also targeted by trolls. He was threatened after shedding light on how “dormant” online accounts are used to influence election campaigns, as in Mexico’s recent elections for president, deputies, senators and governors.●In the Philippines, Maria Ressa was attacked by trolls while the news website she edits, Rappler, was the target of judicial harassment. Philippine journalists who, like her, cover the government in a critical manner have been constantly targeted since Rodrigo Duterte’s election as president in 2016.●In France, two men were given six-month suspended prison sentences and fined 2,000 euros at the start of July for threatening radio reporter Nadia Daam online. A third man, who had threatened her after the trial, was then also given a six-month suspended prison sentence.●Companies such as Devumi that specialize in selling fake social media accounts have a direct responsibility in the amplification of these online threats. Large-scale harassment of journalists has never been so easy and so inexpensive.●In response to these findings, RSF has formulated 25 recommendations for governments, the international community, online platforms, media outlets and advertisers with the aim of addressing these new digital threats. RSF’s report also includes a tutorial entitled “Journalists – how to deal with troll armies” that reminds journalists about the digital security practices they should adopt.Read the report June 5, 2018 Find out more Organisation RSF urges Indian authorities to protect woman journalist Related documents rsf_report_on_online_harassment.pdfPDF – 6.35 MB April 27, 2018 Find out more In a report published today, entitled “Online harassment of journalists: the trolls attack”, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) voices concern about the scale of a new threat to press freedom, the mass harassment of journalists online. July 25, 2018 – Updated on August 1, 2018 RSF publishes report on online harassment of journalists Help by sharing this information Online freedoms WomenInternet News Trial spotlights need to prosecute trolls who threaten journalists Philippine government brings two new complaints against Rappler to go further Online freedoms WomenInternet News RSF_en
ChileAmericas Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” Help by sharing this information News Chile: RSF calls for exemplary investigation into Chilean photographer’s murder July 6, 2020 Find out more News ChileAmericas Organisation Receive email alerts November 26, 2019 Find out more to go further November 11, 2020 Find out more RSF_en Follow the news on Chile Journalists face archaic sanction of capital punishment in some parts of the world June 1, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Eight journalists fall victim to police crackdown on student demo News Reporters Without Borders today condemned the use of violence by police against five journalists and the arbitrary arrests of three others on 30 May in Santiago, during the student protests that have shaken Chile in the past few days. While welcoming the disciplinary measures that have been taken by the authorities, the organisation warned that members of the police and gendarmerie were using methods inherited from the 1973-1990 military dictatorship.“We welcome the dismissal of the chief of the police special forces following the violent crackdown on the student demonstrations,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We also hail the speed with which an enquiry was ordered into the way eight journalists became the victims of violence and arbitrary arrests.”The organisation added: “These events nonetheless show that hostility towards the press continues persists with the security forces, which still carry the heritage of the military dictatorship. We hope President Michelle Bachelet’s government will learn the lessons of this experience.”A massive demonstration on 30 May by university and secondary school students and teachers demanding educational reform turned into a riot near the La Moneda presidential palace in Santiago. A violent charge by police and gendarmes resulted in 730 arrests, Agence France-Presse said, while dozens were injured.Those injured included three TV cameramen – Marco Cabrera of Red TV, Gustavo Pavez of Canal 13 and Libio Saavedra of Canal 9 – who were beaten and stoned by gendarmes and one of them was beaten while on the ground although they were wearing armbands displaying the name of their news media.Two newspaper photographers, Julio Castro and Fernando Fiedler of the daily Diario Financiero, were also injured after receiving the same kind of treatment. All five were taken to hospital, where a senior Santiago police officer went and took statements from them.Julio Oliva, the editor of the weekly, and two of his journalists, Iván Valdes and Marcos Días, were also arrested in the same area and were forcibly taken to a police station where they were slapped and insulted. According to Oliva, gendarmes told them their links to the Chilean Communist Party (PCC) were a sufficient reason to hold them. The weekly had just posted online reports warning that the demonstrations could be infiltrated by plain-clothes gendarmes.Reportedly angered by these events, President Bachelet had Col. Osvaldo Jara fired as head of the police special forces yesterday, while deputy interior minister Felipe Harboe announced an investigation into the use of violence against journalists. News
Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a comment 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Herbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty18 Ways To Get Rid Of HiccupsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Reasons Why Selena Gomez Has Billions Of FansHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeauty Business News More Cool Stuff Shirlee Smith is a former Pasadena Star-News Opinion Columnist. She is a Los Angeles Press Club first place awardee and author of They’re Your Kids, Not Your Friends and the Spanish edition, “Son Tus Hijos, No Tus Amigos.” Smith can be reached by email at [email protected] First Heatwave Expected Next Week SHIRLEE SMITH,Columnist Shirlee Smith | Santa’s New Elf By SHIRLEE SMITH Published on Monday, November 28, 2016 | 6:52 am Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Top of the News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Art work by Brandi ArmstrongMaking a list and checking it twice? Wondering what to give the child who has everything?How about nothing? Well, not really nothing BUT nothing wrapped with tinsel paper and tied with a bright bow to be found under the family Christmas tree.Here’s some sound and quick advice which answers this questionable annual worry in the heads of too many parents: Don’t make a list. The kid who has everything doesn’t need anything else.But, more than likely, those who fret about this don’t want something like a simple and practical answer.One mother told me she made a list for her son last year, but she was a late shopper and the items were nowhere to be found when she hit the stores.Oh, what must she do?Another mother of three said her crew had every trinket on the market . She wondered what to give them for Christmas.How about trying something a little different this year. Instead of shopping for the kid who has it all, shop for the kid who only owns the too-small pair of shoes on his or her feet.Let’s shop for the kid who sleeps with his two brothers in the back seat of the family car and when they got evicted from their home had no time to grab a favorite toy, or, for that matter, any toy.How ‘bout we make a list of all the homeless shelters no more than an hour’s drive from our home. We will need to check the list twice just to be sure there are kids who are allowed to stay there.Now, this sounds like it could become a Christmas to remember. A different kind of approach but one that certainly answers the yearly dilemma.But what to tell our kids about no packages for them under the tree?Let’s try the truth; we’ll tell ‘em they already have too much and we’ll take them with us for delivery at the shelter.Let’s put a Santa hat on our kids’ pampered heads and give ‘em a sack with gifts – for somebody else.We can do this! Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribe
Home » News » Agencies & People » Purplebricks’ growing dominance revealed by Google search analysis previous nextAgencies & PeoplePurplebricks’ growing dominance revealed by Google search analysisNumber of people tracking down the hybrid agency online has risen by 18% over the past year, research has revealed.Nigel Lewis3rd January 201903,157 Views Google searches for Purplebricks have increased by 18% over the past year, a survey of the UK’s digital marketing world has revealed, helping make it the third most popular brand online after Rightmove and Zoopla.Completed by consultancy MediaVision, the research also reveals that online searches for Emoov increased by 47% year-on-year, an impressive result albeit too late to save the business from administration.The MediaVision report also reveals the most popular estate agency brands within the property industry among those completing Google searches.The top ten are, in order of popularity; Savills, Dexters, Knight Frank, Foxtons, Strutt & Parker, Haart, Winkworth, London estate agency James Anderson, Chancellors and Hamptons International.PortalsAlso, the marketing efforts and advertising spend of portal OnTheMarket has also been bearing fruit, the research shows.Although it’s still the fourth most popular portal online, the number of Google searches for ‘OnTheMarket’ have increased by a third over the past year.But one type of brand obvious by its absence are online agents. Apart from Purplebricks and eMoov, none of their better-known competitors are searched for much by house hunters, the research suggests, including Yopa, Doorsteps, Settled, EasyProperty, HouseSimple or House Network.“Due to ongoing uncertainty caused by Brexit, we’re seeing a lot of demand exit the market,” says Louis Venter, CEO of MediaVision (pictured, left).“Searches for office space and residential property are down year on year, which is a sign of a tough landscape. Brand search is no different and predominantly, there’s a reduction in demand for the biggest property brands across the board.”haart knight frank james anderson Purplebricks louis venter mediavision Strutt & Parker Savills Chancellors and Hamptons International Dexters winkworth Foxtons January 3, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021
St John’s students, fellows and alumni celebrated the official opening of the college’s new £35 million quadrangle on Saturday.Kendrew Quadrangle is named after the Noble Prize winner and former St John’s President, Sir John Kendrew. The quad will provide seventy student rooms, a law library, a gym, café, archives, music practice areas and an events room. It is one of the largest building developments undertaken by an Oxford college in recent years.Taking nearly a decade of planning by the college, the new quad’s design has been praised for its cutting edge approach to energy consumption and sensitivity to local surroundings.Its innovative technology makes it one of the University’s most environmentally friendly projects to date. Geothermal heat pumps and a wood chip burner mean it has just half the carbon footprint of a conventional design.Matthew Thomlinson, a second year St John’s student, said, “The law library looks like a really great working atmosphere, it will really help with my learning. I like that its green and eco-friendly.”A spokesperson for St John’s said, “Kendrew Quadrangle is a first-rate building in a modern idiom that responds sensitively to the unique context of the college and the city. These top class facilities will help us to continue to attract the most able students and academics.”Current third years at St John’s will be the first ever residents of the quadrangle. Its thirty undergraduate rooms were, according to the college JCR, “snatched up by Finalists” in the annual room ballot. The extra accommodation space will allow St John’s postgraduates and academics to live in college for the first time. The new building forms part of a larger project which involved the restoration of older college buildings, including a seventeenth century barn which was converted into a new exhibition and performance space. MJP Architects, who designed the quad, also created St John’s garden quadrangle, completed in 1994, and the 2004 extension of the Senior Common Room.