Indiana sportsbook market returns to growth in May

first_img Sportsbook stakes in Indiana rose 41.9% month-on-month in May, as players shifted to betting on sports beyond the US major leagues.The latest figures from the Indiana Gaming Commission reveal amounts wagered rose to $37.0m (£29.0m/€32.6m), of which $30.5m was wagered on sports outside American football, basketball and baseball. While the regulator did not break down this figure any further, it suggests bettors have shifted to sports such as football or table tennis and mixed martial arts, which proved popular in Oregon in May.Of the major sports, baseball saw the biggest month-on-month improvement, with stakes jumping from $4,981 in April to $959,023 in the month when the Korean Baseball Championship returned. Football’s total dropped 66.8% to $437,753, while basketball stakes declined marginally to $9,908, and parlay bets grew to $5.1m.After player winnings and adjustments, taxable revenue for May more than doubled to $3.2m.Looking at the market broken down by operator, DraftKings, via Penn National Gaming’s Ameristar Casino, continued to lead the way. Players wagered $20.1m via the DraftKings app, up 47.5% from April, with revenue for the property amounting to $1.8m after adjustments.This set it ahead of FanDuel, partnered with Blue Chip Casino, on stakes of $12.3m, up 26.3%. After winnings and adjustments, revenue for the property came in at $1.1m, meaning FanDuel and DraftKings collectively accounted for 86.8% of all stakes, and 90.9% of revenue in May.Read the full story on iGB North America. Regions: US Indiana Indiana sportsbook market returns to growth in May 10th June 2020 | By contenteditor Topics: Sports betting Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Sportsbook stakes in Indiana rose 41.9% month-on-month in May, as players shifted to betting on sports beyond the US major leagues. Tags: Mobile Online Gambling AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Sports betting Email Addresslast_img read more

ICV vs PAK-CC ECS T10 Vienna 2020 LIVE: Dream 11 Indian…

first_imgSportSport News By Kunal Dhyani – August 18, 2020 Euro 2020 LIVE broadcast in more than 200 countries, check how you can watch Live Streaming of EURO 2020 in your country Facebook Twitter TAGSDream 11Dream11 Team PredictionECS T10 Vienna 2020 LIVEICV vs PAK-CCIndian CC Vienna vs Pakistan CCMatch PredictionTeam Squads SHARE by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikePhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickMicrosoftBring your desktop to life with Bing WallpaperMicrosoftcio.comUnlocking the Success of Digital Transformation with Active Intelligencecio.comECS T10 Vienna 2020 LIVE: ICV vs PAK-CC Dream11 Team PredictionECS T10 Vienna 2020 LIVE Match DetailsMatch: Indian CC Vienna vs Pakistan CC (ICV vs PAK-CC)Date: 18 August 2020Time: 8:30 PM IST, Live on FancodeECS T10 Vienna 2020 LIVE Streaming detailsECS T10 Vienna 2020 will be streamed on the Fancode App in india and worldwide on the European Cricket Network’s YouTube channel.ECS T10 Vienna 2020 ICV vs PAK-CC  full squadsIndian CC Vienna:Sunny Bains, Satish Kaul, Gursewak Sandhu, Adaikkalaraj Kumaran, Abhijeet Khamborkar, Amandeep Chhabra and Sumit Dhir, Mani Singh, Toni Sain, Sumer Shergill, Ahmad Ghani, Daud Zadran, Kunal Joshi, Qadargul Utmanzai, Mehar Cheema, Abhishek Gopalakrishnan, Zaherullah Jabarkhel, Avtar Singh, Kumud JhaPakistan CC:Abdullah Akbarjan, Arsalan Arif, Adnan Khan, Jaweed Sadran, Usman Gol, Shadnan Khan, Ramish Malik, Naveed Hassan, Israr Ahmed, Bilal Zalmai, Mohammad Waqar Zalmai, Zeshan Arif, Umair Tariq, Itibarshah Deedar, Sikander Hayat, Amar Naeem, Saveez Khawaja RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Football Euro 2020 Points table: Germany secure first win, Poland keep Euro hopes alive; Check Euro 2020 latest group standings YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past Factory|SponsoredSponsoredDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsored Football ICV vs PAK-CC ECS T10 Vienna 2020 LIVE: Dream 11 Indian CC Vienna vs Pakistan CC Dream11 Team Prediction, Team Squads, Match Prediction Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales: 3 key battles to watch out for in ITA vs WAL Formula 1 EURO 2020 Groups: All you need to know about EURO 2020 Groups Football Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Football Football Previous articleGuyana Amazon Warriors v St Kitts & Nevis Patriots Live on Fancode, Team Prediction, Team Squads, Match Prediction – CPL Match 4Next articleWWE RAW Underground announces a major match for next week Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Switzerland to punish hapless Turkey; Follow Live Updates, Follow Live update Football ECS T10 Vienna 2020 LIVE between Indian CC Vienna vs Pakistan CC (ICV vs PAK-CC  Dream11 Team Prediction).Here some cricket fantasy tips to make your own team for Dream11 ECS T10 Vienna 2020 LIVE (ICV vs PAK-CC Dream11 Team Prediction) Football Euro 2020- Spain vs Poland Highlights: Spain held to 1-1 draw as Lewandowski’s Poland keep Euro hopes alive Football Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Gareth Bale and Co face do-or-die clash; Italy eye third consecutive win; Follow Live Updates, Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey: Top 5 players to watch out for in SUI vs TUR F1 French GP 2021 Live: Max Verstappen to take pole position, Lewis Hamilton second Football Euro 2020 Top Scorers: Ronaldo joins Patrik Schick at top, Lukaku remains second; Check who is leading the Euro 2020 Golden Boot race last_img read more

FTSE 100: I think these are the best shares to buy today with £5k

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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… Enter Your Email Address FTSE 100: I think these are the best shares to buy today with £5k Image source: Getty Images Click here to get access to our presentation, and learn how to get the name of this ‘double agent’! 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. There’s a ‘double agent’ hiding in the FTSE… we recommend you buy it!center_img Rupert Hargreaves | Monday, 1st March, 2021 | More on: BNZL PNN See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Pennon Group. 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. I think there are currently lots of great investments in the FTSE 100. The blue-chip index contains the UK’s largest listed corporations and I believe these companies could benefit from rising sales and profits if the economy recovers over the next few months.With that in mind, I think these are the best FTSE 100 shares to buy today with an investment of £5,000. 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…Best shares to buy today While the outlook for the economy has improved markedly over the past few months, it’s still highly uncertain. As such, I want to own shares in companies that have either performed well throughout the pandemic or those which may be insulated from further uncertainty.Unfortunately, just because a company has performed well over the past 12 months doesn’t mean it will continue to do so. However, by focusing on these FTSE 100 businesses, I reckon I can swing the odds of success in my favour, rather than trying to guess which organisations may succeed going forward. Therefore, I believe one of the best shares to buy today is Bunzl (LSE: BNZL). Despite the unprecedented challenges this company has faced over the past 12 months, it reported a robust trading update for the year ended 31 December 2020. Revenue increased by 9.4% at constant exchange rates. Adjusted earnings per share jumped nearly 27% of the back of this growth.Bunzl benefitted from what management called “larger Covid-19 related orders” in 2020. But it doesn’t expect these orders to be repeated in 2021. However, Bunzl’s increase in profitability has provided the company with more capital to reinvest in growth. This is why I believe the corporation is one of the best shares to buy today. Last year, the group invested £445m in acquisitions. It has already announced a handful of deals this year as well. So, while the company is unlikely to see a repeat of 2020’s performance, I think it’s well-positioned to grow in the years ahead. That said, the FTSE 100 company isn’t without its risks. Acquiring businesses can be challenging, especially when it comes to integration. A poor strategy can lead to subpar returns for investors and impact worker relations. Bunzl has also historically relied on debt to boost its firepower for deals. Therefore, a significant increase in interest rates could have a substantial negative impact on the business. Despite these risks and challenges, I’d buy the stock for my portfolio today. FTSE 100 utility The other FTSE 100 company that features in my basket of the best shares to buy now is utility provider Pennon Group (LSE: PNN). The water business operates in an incredibly defensive industry. As such, no matter what happens to the UK economy over the next few years, I think Pennon could produce predictable returns for investors. Unfortunately, the corporation isn’t without its risks. The water industry is highly regulated, and regulators limit the profit companies like Pennon can generate. This could constrict the firm’s growth in the long term. The business also has a lot of borrowing. So, rising interest rates could also become a headache. I think it’s worth taking these challenges into account when considering the business. But I’m comfortable with the risks Pennon faces. That’s why I’d buy the FTSE 100 stock for my 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.last_img read more

Indian philosophy helps us see clearly, act wisely in an interconnected…

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Krishna the charioteer guiding Arjuna in the battlefield of Kurukshetra. Godong/Universal Images Group via Getty Images By Matthew MacKenzie, Professor of Philosophy and Department Chair, Colorado State UniversityTo say the world today is interconnected is a cliché.Never before have so many people been linked by their activities and consequences. But knowing how to think and act as a citizen of this small world is no easy matter.As the COVID-19 pandemic continues – and Americans worry about their health, loved ones and jobs – it can be difficult to grasp that the crisis began after the coronavirus spread from animal to human on the other side of the planet.Indian thinkers have been reflecting on interconnectedness for more than two millennia. I study Indian philosophy, and I believe this diverse tradition offers rich and timely insights about how people might better understand global interconnectedness today and act more wisely.The “Guide to the Awakened Way of Life” by Shantideva, an eighth-century Buddhist monk, explores the arduous path from ignorance and suffering to spiritual liberation. For Shantideva and his fellow Mahayana Buddhists – the predominant branch of Buddhism in north and central Asia – this involves cultivating a wise understanding of the interdependence of things and a compassionate concern for all sentient beings.The Hindu scripture the “Bhagavad Gita,” written between 400 B.C. and 200 A.D., is a classic of world literature. Through the story of the great warrior Arjuna and his friend and spiritual advisor Krishna, the text explores how one’s actions in the world can become a path to spiritual freedom.These texts, which depict the struggle to find freedom in the world, still resonate today.Seeing interconnectionIn both texts, wisdom requires changing one’s perception of the world and one’s place in it. One must come to see the world as an interwoven tapestry of cause and effect, and see oneself as part of that tapestry and capable of spiritual freedom within it.Buddhist thinkers like Shantideva learned to analyze complex things and recognize the network of causes and conditions that give rise to them. As he puts it: “Everything is dependent on something else. Even that thing upon which each is dependent is not independent.” The deepest form of wisdom is seeing that all phenomena are empty of any fixed, independent existence. The central message of the “Guide” is that the awakened life unites the wisdom of interdependence with active compassion for all those who suffer.Students celebrating the Bhagavad Gita in India.Arvind Yadav/Hindustan Times via Getty ImagesIn the “Bhagavad Gita,” the natural world is understood to be a dynamic, evolving tapestry. Our human bodies, minds and actions are inextricable from the larger patterns of cause and effect in nature. Yet the most interesting theme of interconnectedness in the text is not causal but social and moral.The text opens at the start of a battle between clans for the fate of a kingdom. Describing the scene to his blind king, the seer Sanjaya refers to the battlefield as a field of dharma, the spiritual and moral order that upholds the world. That is, a site of impending conflict, death and chaos is also one of relationship, duty and moral choice.This is a central message of the “Bhagavad Gita.” The human world is inextricable from nature. But as a human world it is upheld by our relationships and responsibilities to one another.The wise person must see his or her own roles – as parent, child, worker, citizen – in light of this field of relationships. Amid war, or the uncertainty and suffering of a pandemic, the central question is: What can I do to uphold right relationships with others?Engagement as a path to freedomDespite their views on the interconnectedness of the world, classical Indian thinkers were not starry-eyed romantics. They recognized that pain and loss are inescapable. They saw that human selfishness and ignorance are deeply woven in the fabric of life.Shantideva describes the human situation like this: “Hoping to escape suffering, it is to suffering that they run. In the desire for happiness, out of delusion, they cut down their own happiness, like an enemy.”For Indian philosophers, one must see the world clearly in order to act wisely in it. What, then, is the wise response to an interconnected world that inevitably includes the good and bad – even pandemics?For Shantideva, the awakened life is one of altruistic concern for all sentient beings. Spiritual freedom is waking up from the delusion of being a separate self in conflict with the world. Instead, the wise person realizes that “all those happy in the world are so because of their desire for the happiness of others.”One’s own happiness arises from compassion for others. In an interconnected world, Shantideva asks: “In the same way that hands and other limbs are loved because they form part of the body, why are embodied creatures not likewise loved because they form part of the universe?”In the “Bhagavad Gita,” the key to inner freedom in an uncertain and conflicted world is to change one’s focus when acting. Krishna advises Arjuna:“It is in action alone that you have a claim,never at any time to the fruits of such action.Never let the fruits of action be your motive;never let your attachment be to inaction.”Action in the world is unavoidable. So rather than obsessing about the “fruits” of action for oneself, such as praise or blame, one should focus on the moral quality of the action.The “Bhagavad Gita” highlights three aspects of action one should focus on. Is the action right? Does it serve the welfare of the world? Is it motivated by love? Krishna’s message to Arjuna is that, even in battle, wise action consists in giving up selfishness and doing one’s duty out of a sense of love and commitment to the common good.In both texts, the world is understood as an interconnected web of cause and effect, happiness and suffering, life and death. In such a world, acting from ignorance or selfishness leads to suffering for oneself and others. Acting from wisdom and a love for the common good can lead to sense of inner freedom, even in difficult circumstances.In our interconnected world, everyday actions can have far-reaching consequences. Moreover, as the “Bhagavad Gita” and the “Guide” remind us, we are deeply interwoven with one another and the natural world.Wise freedom is to be found in the midst of this interconnectedness, by the grocery worker keeping people fed, the organizer serving his community, or the doctor treating her patients. Classical texts cannot teach us virology or epidemiology, but they can help us to see our deep interdependence and how to act more wisely and compassionately in light of it.This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSCOVID-19Indian PhilosophyInterconnectednessThe Conversation Previous articleTips to keep your sanity intact when having to stay indoors to battle COVID-19Next articleGrace on display, and a lesson never forgotten Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 center_img The Anatomy of Fear Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here Please enter your comment!last_img read more

European business schools’ fundraising analysed

first_img Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Individual giving Major gift Recruitment / people Research / statistics Howard Lake | 5 March 2004 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 The latest issue of bi-monthly magazine Philanthropy in Europe reports that Europe’s three top fundraising business schools raised ‚€29 million between them in 2002.Issue 17 of Philanthropy in Europe magazine, published in March 2004, features “the first published analysis of fundraising” by European higher education institutions, and in particular its business schools. This sector is experiencing significant growth in philanthropy, and is also “a highly lucrative, if competitive, market”, according to the magazine. There is still room for more growth: the top ten US higher education institutions (by fundraising) raised ‚€2.925 billion in 2001/2002.The top three European business schools in terms of fundraising in 2002 were: Advertisement European business schools’ fundraising analysedcenter_img 1. IESE (Spain) Euros 16.5 million2. Said Business School (UK) Euros 7.4 million3. London Business School (UK) Euros 5 millionThese three schoools are still some way short of achieving results comparable to their American peers, principally in the area of alumni fundraising. In fact European business schools are now busy targeting their US alumni: the magazine reports that when Manchester Business School in the UK ran a pilot alumni campaign, its US alumni responded by asking “what took you so long?”Philanthropy in Europe analysed the fundraising and development activities of 10 of Europe’s top business schools, including the Judge Institute of Management (Cambridge University, UK), European School of Management and Technology (Germany), Rotterdam School of Management”RSM Erasmus School of Business (Netherlands), Copenhagen Business School (Denmark) and Stockholm School of Economics (Sweden). They found that corporate and individual donations to business schools are increasing dramatically.As in North America, European business schools are soliciting, and receiving, large donations from individual donors and in return are happy to use the donor’s name to adorn a new building, or a seminar room, or indeed the school itself, if the donation is large enough. Sir Paul and Lady Judge and Wafic Said received that honour for donations of ‚€12 million and ‚€30 million respectively. leading to the Judge Institute of Management, Cambridge University and Said Business School, Oxford University. However in the United States such recognition will cost you more. The Carnegie Mellon Graduate School of Industrial Administration is currently looking for a new name; according to the magazine, it will be awarded for a donation in the region of ‚€50 million.  39 total views,  1 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

‘No more hot school buses!’

first_img11-year old’s cartoon finds school buses equatorial.Cartoon: K. StevensParents to Improve School Transportation (PIST) and New York City Public Advocate Letitia James, after receiving reports of dangerously overheated school buses, collaborated on a July 11 press conference calling for adequate air conditioning.Given a platform from which to demand safer school busing, families from many neighborhoods and cultures stepped up and spoke.About 23,000 students with disabilities are mandated to continue their instruction and therapies during the summer. Transportation to specialized programs is their civil right.City code 19-605 requires air conditioning on the vehicles in warm weather. However, parents who complain about its lack are told that they must follow time-consuming steps to add air conditioning to the Individualized Education Program. Due to erratic routing, even students whose paperwork is in order can be stuck traveling in hot buses with the resulting risk of dehydration, seizures and heart or lung problems.The press conference was attended by 25 people, ranging from longtime special education advocates — such as the District 75 Council, Comité Timón and My Time Inc. — to new self-advocates.Thirteen-year-old Ahjaah Jewett told how she had to call 911 from inside the bus for emergency relief from heat-related symptoms three days after her mother had lodged a complaint with the Department of Education’s Office of Pupil Transportation.The event was widely seen on cable and Internet media.PIST, founded on the premise that the quality of busing conditions can make or break equal access to education, contributed signs and comments in English and Spanish. One speaker raised the need for the mayor to restore “Employee Protection Provisions” in past and future contracts with the bus drivers’ union “so we do not lose thousands of the drivers and attendants who already know how to handle the air conditioning, signals, traffic and our children.”In New York City as in Boston, anti-union efforts by the bus companies to push down labor and equipment costs also hurt the riders. More about the battle for school bus rights can be found at or PIST NYC on Facebook.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Still Hoping to Reach Indiana Plenish Soybean Acre Goal

first_img Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Still Hoping to Reach Indiana Plenish Soybean Acre Goal Plenish 50 thousand goalPlanting time in Indiana is getting closer and there is still an opportunity for central Indiana farmers to jump on the DuPont Pioneer Plenish high oleic soybean program. Justin Dikeman is account manager for west central Indiana and he tells HAT they are still accepting acres.“We could use another 15,000 to 18,000 acres here in Indiana for delivery to ADM at Frankfort.”Those additional acres would bring the total closer to the goal of 50,000 and that’s an important target.“We have a couple large food processors right now that are looking at our oil for use in their products and by getting to the 50,000 goal we send a signal to those end users that we are capable to deliver this product and that will allow that to grow for years to come with their interest.”Dikeman says farmers will like the results Plenish acres will give them.“Plenish soybeans have come through our AYT breeding system. Not only do they deliver strong yields but they also deliver a really competitive agronomic defense package. It’s really a well-rounded soybean and we have some nice premium offers out there and some nice seed incentives as well to really help finish up and get to the acre goal we want this year.”After testing he says end users appreciate the extended fry life of the 0g trans fat oil and its ability to bring out foods’ true flavor since there isn’t as much oily taste compared with other frying oils. DuPont Pioneer sees an opportunity to move past 100,000 Plenish acres next year in Indiana and a long term U.S. potential of 15-20 million acres. That would help reverse the trend of erosion in the soybean oil market.Dikeman adds there are two fall delivery locations still adding acres. They are Cline Grain in New Market, Indiana and Wheatfield Grain in Wheatfield. Contact your local Pioneer sales professional for details.The full HAT interview with Dikeman:Justin Dikeman on Plenish Still Hoping to Reach Indiana Plenish Soybean Acre Goal SHARE By Andy Eubank – Apr 4, 2013 Previous articleAll Direct Payments to Farmers Will Take a HitNext articleSeed Consultants 4/05/2013 Market Update with Gary Wilhelmi Andy Eubanklast_img read more

Toxic climate for media a week ahead of elections

first_img to go further RSF_en Receive email alerts Organisation News April 2, 2021 Find out more Read in Turkish / TürkçeMunicipal and regional elections regarded as a key test for Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government will be held on 30 March after weeks of campaign tension that has not spared Turkey’s journalists.Embroiled in political and financial scandals and waging an information war with the influential followers of US-based cleric Fethullah Gülen, the government has stepped up pressure on the media. Reporters Without Borders deplores the poisonous climate in which journalists have to work and the censorship to which they are subjected.“The Erdogan government’s sole response to mounting criticism seems to be more intolerance and a growing determination to control the flow of information,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire.“Its authoritarian approach is exacerbating media polarization, which has reached disturbing levels. The election campaign has underscored the urgency of the need for the government to repair relations with the media and stop reacting automatically with more repression.”Deloire added: “A complete overhaul of Turkey’s media regulatory bodies is also essential in order to turn them into truly independent entities instead of organs of state censorship.”Censors use double standardsEver since the campaign officially began on 1 January, the Election High Council (YSK) has been in charge of enforcing electoral regulations and punishing media that break them – punishments that are applied by the Radio and TV High Council (RTÜK). Their decisions have been clearly biased in favour of the ruling AKP.The state TV channel TRT received nothing more than a caution for devoting 89.5 per cent of its campaign coverage from 22 February to 2 March to the AKP. During the same period, it devoted 5 per cent to the republican CHP, 5.3 per cent to the nationalist MHP and 0.2 per cent to the pro-Kurd BDP.On the other hand, the YSK recently ordered Samanyolu Haber TV, a news channel that supports the Gülen movement, not to broadcast one of its programmes for eight days as a punishment for broadcasting an opposition leader’s news conference on 11 February in which recordings of compromising phone conversation between the prime minister and businessmen were played.Instead of its programme, the station had to broadcast an RTÜK-produced documentary. Samanyolu Haber TV editor in chief Metin Yikar said a total of 20 broadcasts of seven of the station’s programmes have been withdrawn since the start of the campaign, “the harshest penalty in our group’s history.” Samanyolu Broadcasting Group chairman Hidayet Karaca said he fears that the RTÜK will withdraw its broadcasting licence.At the start of March, the YSK ordered Cem TV, a channel that supports Turkey’s Alevi community, to suspend two of its programmes – the evening news and “Turkey, awake” – for five and four days respectively for reporting the results of a poll without giving the sample size. The poll showed a fall in support for the AKP.The punishment was “out of all proportion,” Cem TV news director Pinar Isik Ardor told the Reporters Without Borders Turkey representative, Erol Önderoglu. “These measures clearly show what Turkey has come to,” Cem Media Group chairman Celal Toprak said, adding, “punishing without any warning is extremely grave.”Harassment and dismissalsThe election campaign has been marked by the intermittent broadcasting of segments of confidential conversations confirming government pressure on leading news media. Regardless of reservations about such spying, the leaks have spotlighted the scale of the censorship and intimidation practiced in Turkey.In one of the latest recordings, leaked on 18 March, a voice said to be the prime minister’s is heard scolding Fatih Saraç, the Habertürk media group’s deputy chairman, about the way the Habertürk daily newspaper and Habertürk TV were covering the political and financial scandal involving the sons of three government ministers that broke on 17 December.“Your TV station talks of corruption and your newspaper has corruption in its headlines. How come you’ve decided there is corruption? Do you have the right? (…) From now, no longer call me in the name of your boss and his group. I am breaking off these ties.” At the end of the conversation, the voice said to be Saraç’s says: “OK, I will do what’s necessary.” Saraç left the Habertürk board at the end of December.In another clear sign of this kind of pressure and the resulting self-censorship, journalists critical of the government continue to be dismissed. Arzu Caglan, a presenter on Best FM, and Cagdas Dogan, a reporter for the sports daily Fotomaç, were fired for their reactions to the death of Berkin Elvan, a 14-year-old boy who was injured by police in June and died on 11 March after nine months in a coma.The boy’s death sparked a nationwide wave of protests and emotion. Dogan was dismissed for posting a tweet critical of the government and pro-government media. Caglan was fired for weeping during her last programme after learning that the boy had died.Tweeting about her dismissal after 21 years with Best FM, Caglan wrote: “I headed one of the most popular programmes. Until now, I’d never had a sanction from the RTÜK or a court case. I am the victim of a totally arbitrary decision. To those that ask, the management says I resigned but it’s not true. This is disgraceful.”Sibel Oral was fired from his position as a journalist with the daily Aksam at the start of March for tweeting: “Get lost, RTE (Recep Tayyip Erdogan)!” Balçiçek Pamir resigned from the daily Türkiye to protest its coverage of Berkin Elvan’s death.Police violence and impunityAt least ten journalists were attacked by riot police while covering the street protests that occurred from 11 to 13 March in response to Berkin Elvan’s death. Those attacked in Ankara included Meltem Aslan, Cinar Özer, Selahattin Sönmez, Mert Gökhan Koç, Zuhal Atlan, Özgen Bingöl and Hüseyin Cözen.Ten months after the start of the Gezi Park protests, it is clear that the government has made no effort to improve protection for journalists covering demonstrations. They continue to be the victims of systematic and disproportionate force, with no distinction being made between media personnel and demonstrators.In so doing, the Turkish authorities are failing to comply with the recommendations that UN high commissioner for human rights Navi Pillay made in a report published on 21 January 2013 on the protection of human rights in the context of peaceful protests.Pillay said: “States must also ensure that anyone monitoring and reporting on violations and abuses occurring during peaceful protests, including journalists, community media workers, other media professionals and bloggers, do so without fear of intimidation, legal and physical harassment and violence. In this regard, the state has an obligation to protect them.”(Photo: Ozan Kose / AFP) TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Help by sharing this information News Follow the news on Turkey Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law April 2, 2021 Find out more Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor March 22, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Toxic climate for media a week ahead of elections News April 28, 2021 Find out more News TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Related documents cp_turquie_elections_22.03.14_tr-2.docMSWORD – 44 KB Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summitlast_img read more

Huntington Memorial Hospital Partners with Day One to Promote Safer Cycling

first_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 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. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a comment Public Safety Huntington Memorial Hospital Partners with Day One to Promote Safer Cycling From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, July 7, 2014 | 3:02 pm HerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News center_img Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Riding in Pasadena and Altadena without a helmet or lights after nightfall? You might not only be breaking the law, but you’re putting yourself at greater risk for serious injury.Thanks to a new partnership between Day One and Huntington Memorial Hospital, at least 200 local cyclists will receive a helmet and/or set of bicycle lights this summer.“Getting around town by bike is great way to get some exercise, but people on bikes, especially youth, need to be visible when they are riding,” shared Christy Zamani, Executive Director of Pasadena-based public health non-profit Day One. “Helmets can also literally be a lifesaver, in addition to being the law for anyone under the age of 18.”The injury prevention project is made possible by the generous support of the Huntington Hospital Trauma Center, which has provided almost $10,000 worth of high-quality bicycle lights and helmets from local retailer Performance Bicycles on Arroyo Parkway.According to Susan Thompson, Trauma & Disaster Program Manager for Huntington Hospital, “Wemade a conscious effort to purchase strong, durable lights and comfortable helmets that should last for years.”Lights and/or helmets will be distributed to local residents observed bicycling without this equipment in the greater Pasadena area. Safety checkpoints will be setup along corridors frequented by bicyclists to help ensure that recipients are among the target population – local youth who ride without lights or helmets.Day One Youth Advocates from John Muir, Pasadena, Marshall Fundamental and Blair High Schools will join agency staff in coordinating the intercept points with the support of volunteers from other local groups involved in bicycle safety, including the Pasadena Complete Streets Coalition, Pasadena Athletic Association and Bike San Gabriel Valley.The Facts• Risk of head injury is decreased by 85% when using a helmet• Risk of severe brain injury is decreased by 88%• Less than a quarter of all children who bike ride wear a helmet• More than 70% of Children ages 5-14 ride bicycles• CA state law requires a person operating a bicycle in darkness to be equipped with a white light that is visible 300 feet in front and from the sides of the bicycle, and at least a rear reflector.For more information:Day One – Huntington Hospital – www.huntingtonhospital.comPasadena Athletic Association – www.paacycling.comBike San Gabriel Valley – www.bikeSGV.orgPasadena Complete Streets Coalition â€“ More Cool Stuff Business Newslast_img read more

Doherty begins Australia trip

first_img Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Doherty begins Australia trip Google+ Watch: The Nine Til Noon Show LIVE Twitter Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Google+ Donegal Deputy Pearse Doherty has begun his visit to Australia during which he will highlight the need for Irish workers safety to be ensured and for Irish people there to be entitled to vote on Irish affairsDeputy Doherty will visit Perth, Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne, speaking to public meetings and engaging with local politicians, trade unionists and Irish organisations.Speaking to Highland Radio News, Deputy Doherty says one of the key concerns is that Irish people now living and working in Australia are doing so in a safe enviroment:[podcast][/podcast] WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Facebook HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week News Previous articleFury at plans to cut special needs support services in InishowenNext articleCashel na Cor to be scaled back to a three day service News Highland By News Highland – September 4, 2012 Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released last_img read more