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  • WALL ST WEEK AHEAD

    first_img Share Sunday 30 January 2011 10:12 pm US STOCKS may struggle to return to firmer footing this week if anti-government riots in Egypt destabilise the Middle East, keeping investors on edge.Cautious trading could also come if earnings do not outperform and erode optimism about profits. The government’s January jobs report on Friday will highlight the week’s economic data.Monday could see a bounce-back after Friday’s losses, followed by more consolidation, said Matt McCormick, a portfolio manager at Cincinnati-based Bahl & Gaynor. Next week, 102 S&P 500 companies are expected to report, including Dow Chemical and United Parcel Service. whatsapp whatsapp Tags: NULL Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proofcenter_img KCS-content by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farm WALL ST WEEK AHEAD Show Comments ▼ last_img read more

  • BetBlocker approved as a UK charity

    first_img BetBlocker approved as a UK charity Bingo Email Address Tags: Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops Regions: UK & Ireland 18th November 2019 | By contenteditor BetBlocker, the responsible gambling app funded and developed by alternative dispute mediation service ThePOGG.com, has been approved as a charity in the UK.The BetBlocker app enables users to self-exclude from gambling by blocking access to more than 6,700 betting websites. Once a user has activated the block, they are unable to reverse this until the exclusion period has ended.BetBlocker covers both licensed and unlicensed brands, with users able to restrict themselves from illegal gambling services that are not subject to the UK Gambling Commission’s rule and regulations.“We started BetBlocker to assist vulnerable player who were complaining to our service about gambling operators,” ThePOGG.com manager Duncan Garvie said. “The project has proved to be far more popular that we ever expected and has expanded far beyond the original user base it was intended to help.“It has become abundantly clear that the service that BetBlocker offers is one that a large number of people could benefit from.”BetBlocker will now seek new partners in the gambling industry for additional funding and support the organisation as an approved charity. Garvie said that BetBlocker will focus on working with partners committed to responsible gambling.Consumers will also be invited to make a donation to BetBlocker, but the app will remain free to use for all players.“There are many organisations, both charitable and businesses, within the gambling industry that see providing assistance to those experiencing gambling addiction as a priority and we have no doubt that cooperation with other groups will help ensure that BetBlocker continues to grow and develop in a manner that ensures that it offers the most useful service possible,” Garvie said.“We will accept donations form players where they choose to give, but the best action players can take to help the BetBlocker project is to contribute to us via the Amazon Smile program.“This program allows Amazon users to trigger a small additional donation to BetBlocker at no extra cost to themselves every time they purchase something through the online retailer.“With enough people making small contributions in this manner we can ensure that BetBlocker remains available for any one who feels they need support to control their gambling.” Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Sports betting Bingo AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter BetBlocker, the responsible gambling app funded and developed by alternative dispute mediation service ThePOGG.com, has been approved as a charity in the UK.last_img read more

  • British American Tobacco Zambia Limited (BATZ.zm) 2018 Abridged Report

    first_imgBritish American Tobacco Zambia Limited (BATZ.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2018 abridged results.For more information about British American Tobacco Zambia Limited (BATZ.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the British American Tobacco Zambia Limited (BATZ.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: British American Tobacco Zambia Limited (BATZ.zm)  2018 abridged results.Company ProfileBritish American Tobacco Plc. Zambia is a major distributor of cigarettes in Zambia. The company also has a line extension range which includes cigars, e-cigarettes and next-generation products (NGPs) which include a vapor product called Vype, and a tobacco heating product called iFuse. The company also markets a popular smokeless moist tobacco powder called Snus which most people know as snuff. British American Tobacco Zambia is a subsidiary of the British American Tobacco Group which has extensive international interests in the tobacco industry, from farm to market. Well-known brands in the BAT portfolio are Dunhill, Kent, Pall Mall and Lucky Strike. British America Tobacco Plc Zambia is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchangelast_img read more

  • Should you invest in Tesco shares?

    first_img Image source: Getty Images. Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Tesco. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Kevin Godbold | Wednesday, 8th April, 2020 | More on: TSCO 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. Should you invest in Tesco shares? I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!center_img See all posts by Kevin Godbold 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. I used to view supermarkets such as Tesco (LSE: TSCO) as boring, defensive dividend-paying shares. But that changed when the sector nose-dived a few years ago.In today’s full-year report, Tesco’s chief executive, Dave Lewis, explained the company has spent the past five years focusing on “serving customers better, re-engaging our colleagues, completely resetting our relationships with our suppliers.” In short, the firm has conducted a bottom-up, root-and-branch turnaround strategy. But that’s complete now, according to earlier communications from Lewis.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…What I want from TescoWhat we are left with now is really what we always had. That is, a low-margin, high-volume business operating in a cutthroat sector with disruptive competition nipping at its heels. And such a set-up comes with risks for shareholders.Indeed, the company proved over the past few years that those comparatively small numbers it produces for profit can be fragile. That’s not surprising when you consider that the figures for revenue and costs are always huge. Indeed, it doesn’t take much of a shift in the big numbers to dramatically change the small figures for earnings.So, before entertaining an investment in the sector, I want adequate immediate compensation for the risk I’m taking on. The closest we can get to that is the shareholder dividend, and I want a yield north of 5% at least.In the report, the directors declared a final dividend of 6.5p per share making the total dividend for the year 9.15p. At today’s share price close to 213p, the yield works out at just under 4.3%, which falls short of my requirements. For me, Tesco remains over-valued. I reckon that’s because the valuation rose when the company was turning itself around and posting big increases in earnings.  Trading well through the pandemicMeanwhile, the coronavirus pandemic has been challenging the firm. There’s been a “material impact” on operations and “significant” additional costs. For example, the payroll has risen because the company has been recruiting additional staff to meet demand and cover the work of those absent on pay because of illness. The increase in costs for the trading year to February 2021 is “hard to predict”. But the firm is pencilling in a range of around £650m to £925m. Those figures will include additional payroll, distribution and store expenses.But it’s not all bleak news. Tesco reckons that if customer behaviour returns to normal by August, food volume increases, 12 months’ business rates relief in the UK and “prudent operations management” will likely offset additional cost headwinds. One thing does seem certain. Tesco is in a good position to trade through the crisis, unlike some sectors that have seen the complete collapse of revenue.Nevertheless, I’m not interested in investing in the company because of the valuation issue. In this case, I’d rather diversify my capital over many underlying shares by investing in a FTSE 100 index tracker fund. Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shareslast_img read more

  • 2 cheap FTSE 100 shares to buy for July

    first_img 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. Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images. We’re now in the second half of June and therefore I’m thinking about which UK shares to buy in July. I think that some of the best cheap stocks can be found on the FTSE 100 right now. So here are a couple I’m thinking of adding to my own portfolio in the days ahead.Riding the advertising market recoveryRight now I think BAE Systems (LSE: BA) could be one of the best-valued FTSE 100 stocks to buy. Firstly the defence giant trades on a forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of just 11 times. Secondly, its 4.6% corresponding dividend yield beats the broader average for UK shares by a large margin.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…I think BAE Systems is one of most secure defensive stocks out there. This isn’t just because global arms expenditure usually remains robust, irrespective of broader economic shocks. It’s because the tense geopolitical situation right now will likely lead to strong and sustained defence spending. For instance, NATO has taken the unprecedented step of addressing the perceived “systemic challenges” posed by China following the body’s latest summit this week.The long-term outlook for the BAE Systems share price is clouded by the rise of so-called ethical investing. Studies show how investors are shunning previous favourites like tobacco stocks, based on certain moral principles. While this trend is tipped by many to continue, I think the essential nature of this FTSE 100 firm’s market-leading products means its share price should still rise in the years ahead.A ‘safe as houses’ FTSE 100 share?I’d also buy shares in ITV (LSE: ITV) as conditions in the advertising market rapidly improve. It’s a phenomenon the broadcaster laid bare in its latest trading statement in May. Back then, the company reported a “rebounding” in ad revenues during the first quarter. I’m expecting another bright update when interim results are released on July 28, something which could give the ITV share price further momentum. It’s already up 66% during the past 12 months.I also like the excellent progress ITV has made in the fast-growing video on demand (or VOD) arena. Digital viewing is the future and the FTSE 100 company saw the number of accounts at its ITV Hub streaming platform rise by 1.6m in the three months to March, to 33.6m. ITV is investing heavily in the content and the functionality of the platform to keep people glued to the service too.However, a new problem has emerged that could derail the earnings recovery at ITV. Film and television studios are facing huge production equipment shortages that threaten to derail the creation of new content. Such problems at ITV Studios could have big implications for both production and advertising revenues at the FTSE 100 firm.Still, right now ITV trades on a low forward P/E ratio of 12 times while it boasts a chubby 3.5% dividend yield too. At these prices I still think it’s a highly attractive blue-chip stock to buy. Don’t miss our special stock presentation.It contains details of a UK-listed company our Motley Fool UK analysts are extremely enthusiastic about.They think it’s offering an incredible opportunity to grow your wealth over the long term – at its current price – regardless of what happens in the wider market.That’s why they’re referring to it as the FTSE’s ‘double agent’.Because they believe it’s working both with the market… And against it.To find out why we think you should add it to your portfolio today… 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended ITV. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img 2 cheap FTSE 100 shares to buy for July Click here to get access to our presentation, and learn how to get the name of this ‘double agent’! There’s a ‘double agent’ hiding in the FTSE… we recommend you buy it! Royston Wild | Wednesday, 16th June, 2021 | More on: BA ITV Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Royston Wildlast_img read more

  • Luminous, Transparent Mixed Use Tower Will Mark the Skyline of…

    first_img France Projects CopyLocated outside of Saint-Malo’s train station, this soaring 55-meter beacon building will establish itself as an entrance to the city. The Semaphore is the product of French architects a/LTA + Ateliers Laporte and holds a strong identity and concept in creating a dynamic, engaging environment while blending harmoniously into its surrounding environment.+ 33Save this picture!Courtesy of a/LTA ArchitectsSave this picture!Courtesy of a/LTA ArchitectsThe building is broken into three distinct volumes: the pedestal, the attic, and the emergence. The pedestal engages the public in neighborhood activities, bringing programmatic diversity to the neighborhood. It houses shops, offices, a child care center, as well as other amenities. Additionally, it also features a series of gardens providing both the city and neighborhood with a veritable eco-system. Save this picture!Courtesy of a/LTA ArchitectsThe attic lies above the pedestal and holds 27 apartments across three stories, subtly echoing the attics of the surrounding buildings. The final component is that of the emergence, which is comprised of three volumes of varying shapes and sizes, each housing 3 to 5 floors of apartments. The volumes are gracefully layered on top of one another, shifting on their horizontal axis to create an elegant silhouette, marking the skyline of Saint-Malo. Save this picture!Courtesy of a/LTA ArchitectsEach apartment is spacious and bright with visual connections to the city. Large outdoor spaces, such as terraces or loggia, accompany every unit and allow the indoors to open up into the city, providing views of both Saint-Malo and the sea in the distance. Duplexes located at the uppermost stories of the building enjoy access to an exclusive winter garden, shielded from wind and foul weather by tree-filled gardens.Save this picture!Courtesy of a/LTA ArchitectsShared spaces within the building are considerably located above the forecourt to ensure daily use while respecting the inhabitants’ privacy. These spaces are glassed in and visible from the residents’ roof garden. This sense of enclosure yet visual connection creates a luminous space with both a sense of security and harmony. Save this picture!Courtesy of a/LTA ArchitectsThe careful and considered design decisions will make The Semaphore a strong addition to the Saint-Malo train station neighborhood. Strong yet respective of its surroundings, it will stand as an elegant landmark of the city. Architectsa/LTA, Ateliers LaporteLocationSt-Malo, FranceArchitect in Chargea/LTAAssociate ArchitectAteliers LaporteLandscape ArchitectsD’Ici Là PaysageStructural EngineerBetomConsultantIDEA RechercheConsultantCollinEnergy ConsultantDelta DoreArea8000.0 m2Project Year2021PhotographsCourtesy of a/LTA ArchitectsArchitectsAteliers Laporte, a/LTANews via: a/LTAProject gallerySee allShow lessAIA Announces People’s Choice Winner for the 2017 I Look Up Film ChallengeVideosSerralves’ Pavilion / falaSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:St-Malo, FranceLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/882553/luminous-transparent-mixed-use-tower-will-mark-the-skyline-of-saint-malo Clipboard Save this picture!Courtesy of a/LTA ArchitectsWritten by Alya Abourezk Share “COPY” Mixed Use Architecture Luminous, Transparent Mixed Use Tower Will Mark the Skyline of Saint-Malo, FranceSave this projectSaveLuminous, Transparent Mixed Use Tower Will Mark the Skyline of Saint-Malo, France CopyAbout this officea/LTAOfficeFollowAteliers LaporteOfficeFollowProductGlass#TagsProjectsUnbuilt ProjectMixed Use ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsBuildingsResidentialFrenchSt-Maloa/LTA Architectsa/LTAResidentialMixed UseApartmentthe semaphoreSaint-MaloFrancePublished on November 03, 2017Cite: Alya Abourezk. “Luminous, Transparent Mixed Use Tower Will Mark the Skyline of Saint-Malo, France” 03 Nov 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Luminous, Transparent Mixed Use Tower Will Mark the Skyline of Saint-Malo, France “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/882553/luminous-transparent-mixed-use-tower-will-mark-the-skyline-of-saint-malo Clipboardlast_img read more

  • Evening Standard to raise £1m in anti-poverty campaign

    first_img Howard Lake | 20 July 2010 | News Tagged with: corporate London The London Evening Standard is this week launching a campaign to raise £1 million to fight poverty and disadvantage in London. The Coalition Government will be matching what Standard readers donate through its Grassroots Grants programme to create a permanent fund to help London’s most vulnerable people.The fundraising initiative follows a campaign four months ago in which the newspaper highlighted the poverty that exists in the capital “right before our eyes”. Prince William described the campaign as “a call to arms”. The Evening Standard Fund for The Dispossessed will “help Londoners out of poverty with life-changing support and advice”.The newspaper has announced the campaign with a full front page feature, calling on “every Londoner to join our fundraising campaignto fight the injustice that blights our city”.The secure online donation service for the campaign is being handled by the Community Foundation Network.The Evening Standard is inviting London not-for-profit voluntary and community groups that are working to tackle the causes of poverty to apply for grants of between £250 and £5000. Grants awarded must be used by 31 January 2011.Information about how to apply for larger grants from the endowed fund will be available from the Evening Standard from October 2010.http://dispossessedfund.communityfoundations.org.uk AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Evening Standard to raise £1m in anti-poverty campaign  32 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 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.last_img read more

  • Plan International UK & International Committee of the Red Cross reveal sexual misconduct cases

    first_img Tagged with: safeguarding Plan International UK & International Committee of the Red Cross reveal sexual misconduct cases  168 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 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 www.thepurplepim.com. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6center_img “The painful but important truth to acknowledge is that sometimes things can go wrong. When they do, we are deeply sorry.“We are fully committed to efforts among NGOs, government and the United Nations to make sure we do everything within our power to stop abuse, including strengthening our approaches to safeguarding and HR, and creating a culture that encourages staff to speak out.“We will actively participate in the UK Government’s upcoming Safeguarding Summit.”International Committee of the Red CrossFollowing the disclosure of these incidents, the International Committee of the Red Cross said that it too had previously dismissed staff for sexual misconduct. It said 21 workers had been dismissed or had resigned since 2015 after having paid for sexual services.In a statement published on its site on 23 February, ICRC Director-General Yves Daccord said:“…since 2015 we’ve identified 21 staff members who were either dismissed for paying for sexual services or resigned during an internal enquiry. Another two staff members suspected of sexual misconduct did not have their contracts renewed. I am deeply saddened to report these numbers.”“This behaviour is a betrayal of the people and the communities we are there to serve. It is against human dignity and we should have been more vigilant in preventing this.”According to Daccord, the charity’s decentralised management system had made it difficult to accurately compile overall figures on misconduct but that looking at the data had revealed these 21 cases.He also explains how the organisation is working to prevent and address staff misconduct:“All staff are contractually bound by the ICRC’s Code of Conduct, which explicitly forbids the purchase of sexual services. This ban, in place since 2006, applies worldwide and at all times, including in locations where prostitution is legal, as the ICRC believes that staff paying for sex is incompatible with the values and mission of the organisation.”He states that the charity had also launched a Global Compliance Office in spring 2017 to monitor and enforce staff adherence to its Code of Conduct, with all current processes and systems under constant review. Staff have also been provided with a confidential email address for raising any concerns.He says:“I am committed to fostering an ICRC culture that encourages staff to prevent, detect and report misconduct. All allegations are investigated. People must feel safe and empowered to raise concerns.“It is so important that the silence that has surrounded this issue has been shattered. This is a watershed moment for the humanitarian sector as a whole. We owe it to the people we serve to behave with absolute integrity.”The news follows the recent revelations regarding Oxfam staff in Haiti, and the resignation of UNICEF Deputy Executive Director, Justin Forsyth.  167 total views,  1 views today Melanie May | 24 February 2018 | News Plan International UK and the International Committee of the Red Cross are the latest charities to reveal cases of sexual misconduct.In a statement on the charity’s safeguarding procedures, first published as a blog post on its website by Plan International UK’s CEO Tanya Barron on 22 February, Barron said that from 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017, Plan International had six confirmed cases of sexual abuse and exploitation of children by staff, volunteers or partner organisations. One of these had involved a Plan International staff member and the other five were volunteers or partner organisations. None of the cases however involved any Plan International UK staff or any British citizens.Barron states:“The staff member was dismissed without a reference and contracts of volunteers or partner organisations were terminated. Five out of the total six cases were of a criminal nature and were reported to the local authorities.“In all cases we linked victims and families with local support networks.”In addition, during the same period, there were nine confirmed incidents of sexual harassment or sexual misconduct by staff against other adults, again none of whom were Plan International UK staff or any British citizens. In these cases, seven people were dismissed, and two, whose misconduct constituted use of inappropriate language, given a warning.Barron also emphasises the charity’s commitment to safeguarding and says: Advertisementlast_img read more

  • Lodolo stays hot as No. 19 baseball tops Oklahoma State, 7-4

    first_imgNick Lodolo threw seven innings without allowing an earned run Friday. Photo by Jack Wallace TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks ReddIt + posts Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Linkedin Robbie Vaglio Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Linkedin Twitter Two students joined harassment and discrimination lawsuit against TCU Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Facebook I am the executive editor of TCU 360 from Raleigh, North Carolina. If you walk by my desk in the newsroom you’ll immediately know I’m Post Malone’s biggest fan. I’m always looking for a good story to tell! If you have any story ideas, feel free to reach out! Go Panthers! Snow temporarily stepping down as honors dean What to watch during quarantine Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Twitter Facebook TCU wants ex-professor’s discrimination suit dismissed Previous articleListen: Frogflix (Season 2): Episode 9Next articleCounseling available as TCU mourns a student’s death Robbie Vaglio RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ printNick Lodolo threw seven innings without allowing an earned run Friday. Photo by Jack WallaceJunior pitching ace Nick Lodolo continued his dominance this season with a seven-inning outing in which he allowed two runs on six hits while striking out eight. “It was good,” Lodolo said. “Put up zeroes, and the offense was alive tonight and got to the guy early so that was good. The ball was coming out good tonight, and I had all three pitches working.”Lodolo sits at third in the Big 12 with a 1.32 ERA. His 63 strikeouts rank third in the nation. Lodolo has not lost a game since Feb. 22’s 4-1 loss to Grand Canyon. His ERA has decreased since that loss as well, from 3.00 to 1.32. His season-high of earned runs allowed is two. “He was pretty special against a good offensive team,” head coach Jim Schlossnagle said. “I was proud of guys’ at-bats against a really good pitcher. The whole night they laid off balls and got ourselves in good counts and got some good swings.”Lodolo felt some early pressure in the fourth inning as Oklahoma State was able to threaten by loading the bases but was able to escape without a blemish on the scoreboard. A strikeout, foul out and a groundout kept TCU’s lead at four. Most of TCU’s offense came from their seven, eight and nine-hole hitters in Conner Shepherd, Adam Oviedo and Bobby Goodloe. “We’ve been talking about it for a while,” Schlossnagle said. “Shepherd and Oviedo becoming better offensive players than they were last year has lengthened our lineup and given it good balance.”Oviedo opened the scoring in a loud way, blasting a three-run home run over the left field wall. With the wind blowing into left field at 15 miles per hour Friday night, Oviedo hit the ball into the only spot in the ballpark that wouldn’t see the wind knock the ball down in play. The home run was Oviedo’s third of his career. Adam Oviedo slides under a tag for his second run of the night. Photo by Jack Wallace“With a team like Oklahoma State, we want to put pressure on them first,” Oviedo said. “With us being able to put pressure on them first and draw first blood gave us that boost of energy and sparked that fire that let us know we can hang with these guys.”A fly-out by Jake Guenther scored Hunter Wolfe in the third inning. In the fourth inning, Oviedo doubled into center field after center fielder Trevor Boone lost the ball in the lights, scoring Shepherd, and Goodloe followed with a single into left field, scoring Oviedo to extend TCU’s lead to 6-0. Oklahoma State’s starter Jensen Elliott was pulled after four innings of work. He allowed six runs on seven hits, five of which were earned. He walked two Horned Frogs and struck out two. The Cowboys turned to Nate Peterson out of the bullpen to make his first appearance on the mound since his one-inning outing on March 17. The first-year has only recorded three total innings pitched in his first season.Peterson allowed one run on three hits in 2.1 innings pitched, nearly doubling his season innings total. Oklahoma State was able to plate two unearned runs off a fielding error by Austin Henry in the seventh inning, scoring runners from Hueston Morrill and Bryce Carter from second and third, respectively. Left fielder Josh Watson immediately responded with a home run of his own in the top of the seventh inning. Josh Watson’s home run gave TCU their seventh run of the night. Photo by Jack WallaceCal Coughlin replaced Lodolo in the eighth inning, and the Cowboys used a two-out rally to claw back into the game. Max Hewitt and Trevor Boone scored off a double to the left-field warning track off of Carter’s bat for the final runs of the game. Coughlin was replaced by first-year Marcelo Perez in the ninth who earned the save by retiring the side. 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  • Authorities again urged to drop all charges against atheist blogger

    first_img News October 30, 2020 Find out more News Receive email alerts January 15, 2021 Find out more News KazakhstanEurope – Central Asia February 5, 2021 Find out more Kazakh reporter accuses police of attacking her News to go furthercenter_img Organisation Regional newspaper editor harassed after investigating real estate scandal Reporters prevented from covering Kazakh parliamentary elections Follow the news on Kazakhstan Reporters Without Borders is relieved by journalist and atheist blogger Alexander Kharlamov’s release from prison into house arrest yesterday but reiterates its call for the withdrawal of all the charges against him so that he can recover his full freedom.“Kharlamov’s ordeal has dragged on for too long,” Reporters Without Borders said. “After six months in pre-trial detention, including several weeks in a psychiatric clinic against his will, no hard evidence has been produced to support the grave accusations made against him.“We hope that, after the additional investigation requested by the prosecution, the judicial authorities will recognize that the charges were trumped-up and will compensate him. The growing use of enforced psychiatric hospitalization for dissidents highlights the disturbant reemergence of the worst Soviet practices in support of Kazakhstan’s current crackdown.”Kharlamov’s transfer from prison to house arrest was ordered late on 3 September by a municipal court in the northeastern town of Ridder at the prosecution’s request. Detained since 14 March, he was released yesterday evening from the nearby Öskemen detention centre.He continues to be charged with “inciting religious hatred” in his blog posts. His trial on this charge began on 19 July, with the prosecution requesting a four-year jail term. But a month later the prosecution requested an adjournment for further investigation. As well as criticizing religion in his blog and in books published online, Kharlamov is known locally for investigating and combatting corruption. Aged in his 60s, he has lost nearly 20 kilos in weight while in detention, according to the Ferghana news agency.For more information on this case, read our July press release. RSF_en KazakhstanEurope – Central Asia September 5, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Authorities again urged to drop all charges against atheist blogger Help by sharing this information last_img read more

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