Kindred seeks out tech talent with new Madrid hub

first_img Regions: Europe Southern Europe Spain 16th August 2018 | By contenteditor Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter People Madrid team will work on company’s global projects Topics: People Tech & innovation Kindred seeks out tech talent with new Madrid hub Kindred Group has opened a new technology hub in the Spanish capital city of Madrid in a move designed to attract “great talent” to the company.The facility will complement Kindred’s network of other tech hubs, supporting the company’s global projects, rather than focusing on the Spanish market.Speaking to about the new hub, Alexander Westrell, group head of communications at Kindred, said that the Madrid base will be a useful location for attracting tech specialists.“The main reason for starting to put a team on the ground in Madrid is because competition for talent in the tech industry is tough,” Westrell said.“Spain, and Madrid in particular, was selected after doing a thorough study of potential new locations in Europe and Southeast Asia, based on the potential to find great talent.“Kindred has a long history of very successful multi-cultural recruiting and relocation, and this is now an additional way of growing.“Also, as we are very good at virtual team cooperation and making the most of a digital workplace. We are not necessarily bound to certain locations.”Westrell added: “It’s also a complement to our existing tech hubs as a way to grow.”Confirmation of the new Madrid hub comes after Kindred this week put forward an application for a licence in Sweden, as it seeks to build on success in its home country.The owner of Unibet and 32Red is one of 27 companies that have now applied to launch in Sweden when regulation is reintroduced in January 2019.Kindred also recently posted an impressive set of figures for the second quarter, during which revenue hiked 31% year-on-year to £219m (€245m/$278m). The company put the sharp increase down to increased betting activity around the World Cup.Image: Diriye Amey Tags: Mobile Online Gambling AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Addresslast_img read more

Berger Paints Plc ( Q12020 Interim Report

first_imgBerger Paints Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Berger Paints Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Berger Paints Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Berger Paints Plc (  2020 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileBerger Paints Plc is a manufacturing company in Nigeria producing paint, surface coating and allied products for the residential, commercial, marine and industrial sectors. The company has an extensive product range which is divided into decorative/architectural finishes, industrial coatings, marine and protection coatings, automotive/vehicle finishes, and wood finishes and preservers. Berger Paints has a manufacturing plant and distribution centre in Lagos and over 25 distribution points in the major towns and cities in Nigeria. Berger Paints Colourworld is a retail outlet which offers a wide range of products and offers support with expertise and colour development software. Colourworld also offers an advanced automotive tinting system and colour software and carries a supply of paint tools and applications. In 2012, Berger Paints Nigeria Plc partnered with KCC Corporation, the largest heavy duty coating manufacturing company in South Korea. The partnership facilitates the supply quality, durable coatings for the marine and protective sectors. The company was established in 1959 by Lewis Berger, a German colour chemist who founded the Berger Paints’ dynasty in London in the late 1970s. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Berger Paints Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

The stock up 50% that I missed in 2019. And how I’m changing for 2020!

first_img Enter Your Email Address Tom Rodgers | Tuesday, 31st December, 2019 | More on: CLG Image source: Getty Images. It’s always a source of great pain to investors when they spot a good-looking stock, research it thoroughly, decide not to buy it, and then watch helplessly from the sidelines as the share price shoots through the roof.2019 was a year of good wins for me in the stock market. Games Workshop is up 40% since I bought it, while my long-term holds Aviva and Legal & General both returned tidy dividends nearing 7%.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…And yet there have been a few misses that have niggled at me.The one that got awayOften I will research a stock, see that it is in a booming sector with great growth potential, dig through the balance sheet to look for structural weaknesses like an over-reliance on intangible assets, or heavy liabilities that can’t be met by short-term cash flow, and see what my gut tells me about how the company is run.I was watching one stock earlier in the year, a not particularly well-known FTSE 250 firm called Clipper Logistics (LSE:CLG). When I first came across it, the share price was 192p. As I watched from the sidelines throughout the year this grew to 220p, then 250p, then 290p. It operates in ‘e-fulfilment’ – another name for the warehousing, delivery, customer credit checks, and returns for online sales giants like Amazon, ASOS, ASDA, and Sports Direct.Chair Steve Parkin said earlier this year that the business is “exceptionally well-placed to benefit from the continuing migration to online retailing and the increasing propensity for consumers to choose click-and-collect services when placing orders online.”Gold rushIf you want to make money from a gold rush, invest in the companies making the picks and shovels, right?Well the boom in the e-commerce sector still looks like a gold rush to me with the explosion of online-only retailers Boohoo (up 83% this year) and ASOS (up 47% this year).Leeds-headquartered Clipper has put together solid growth since going public in 2014. A period of momentous growth saw the share price quadruple to its 2017 peak, before falling back to a more sustainable entry point for retail investors like you and me.Clipper’s fundamentals looked sound and it announced a series of big contract wins in 2019, including a five-year deal to provide returns management for Shop Direct, the operator of and, and expansion to a new e-fulfillment centre for Boohoo brand Pretty Little Thing.Why didn’t I buy it?I’d never heard of Clipper before I started looking at it as an investment. I shouldn’t have let this lack of public profile cloud my judgement.I was also a bit sniffy about the logistics sector. This swiftly changed in 2019 when I fully researched the Amazon warehouse supplier Tritax Big Box.Clipper is now in a bid situation: it appears Parkin wants to take Clipper private and according to press reports is working on a £300m bid with the help of Sun Capital Partners.What I’m doing to change itMy first new year’s resolution will be to truly trust my gut. If I get the feeling, based on fundamental research and sector trends, that a stock is a buy, then I will buy.Secondly, and this is probably the biggest resolution: to earn more money so I can invest in the good opportunities I spot in the market! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. The stock up 50% that I missed in 2019. And how I’m changing for 2020!center_img See all posts by Tom Rodgers 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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” Tom Rodgers owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Clipper Logistics. 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.last_img read more

TriBeCa Loft Residence / A+I Design Corp

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs:  Magda BiernatText description provided by the architects. The main challenge of the design was to create flow between the two obviously separate East and West halves of the apartment, which were a result of combining the two buildings in the past.  Save this picture!© Magda Biernat To open up the space between, a new wide arched opening was added in the demising brick wall, seamlessly integrated by proportionally mimicking style of the existing arches. A synonymous window was installed on the east wall to create maximum light exposure in the new “great room”. Care was taken to preserve the loft’s history as a warehouse, and later an artist’s studio by keeping and accentuating its inherent openness, large steel skylights, material textures and exposed structure.  Save this picture!© Magda Biernat To accentuate the mass and presence of the exposed brick wall, the new stair was cantilevered off of this inherently structural element. The wall was extended up to the top of the stair bulkhead, clad with re-used brick recovered after demolishing part of the wall for the new arch. New skylight above stair now brings in more light, inviting to enjoy the new outdoor roof terrace and garden. The Kitchen and family Breakfast room were positioned in the most brightly lit part of the apartment with two large existing skylights, which flood the space with natural southeast light. Save this picture!© Magda BiernatIt was important to separate public from private, however instead of hallways and closed doors, large sliding “partitions” allow for uninterrupted flow throughout the day, with option to screen off the children’s’ play area and family bedrooms.  Save this picture!elevations & section With 3 children and 2 dogs, it was critical to plan for ample storage throughout the apartment, custom built-in benches, credenzas and bookcases work well to keep clutter hidden while seamlessly integrating with surrounding finishes. In the children’s playroom a new lofted platform with ladders, trap doors and writable walls was designed for playing and storage, while child-friendly low ceiling spaces where they can explore, read and study under an existing skylight. Save this picture!© Magda BiernatAll of the new materials were selected to accentuate the authentic quality of the space enhancing with warm, rich natural finishes such as oiled old-growth walnut floors and cabinets, cold rolled steel stair and doors, earth tone tiles and bamboo counters. While the finishes feel high end, all of the tactile surfaces are child and pet friendly, durable and will develop in character as they age.Save this picture!© Magda BiernatProject gallerySee allShow lessThe New Modern House: Redefining FunctionalismArticlesSouthern Island of Creativity / Chengdu Urban Design Research CenterArticlesProject locationAddress:New York, NY, USALocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share “COPY” Photographs United States Loft TriBeCa Loft Residence / A+I Design CorpSave this projectSaveTriBeCa Loft Residence / A+I Design Corp ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2010 Projects Architects: A+I Design Corp Area Area of this architecture project Year:  Save this picture!© Magda Biernat+ 8 Share ArchDaily Area:  4100 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeA+I Design CorpOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingLoftRefurbishmentDabasInteriorsRefurbishmentHousesNew York3D ModelingUnited StatesPublished on June 27, 2011Cite: “TriBeCa Loft Residence / A+I Design Corp” 27 Jun 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceGlass3MSafety Window Films in Associated Watch and Jewelry BuyersFaucetshansgroheKitchen Mixers – Talis MWindowsAir-LuxSliding Windows for High-Rise BuildingsSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60Manuals & AdviceSikaFirestop SystemsMetal PanelsAmerican MetalcraftRainscreen – RS300Curtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Curtain Wall – Rabel 35000 Slim Super ThermalWaste Containers / Recycling BinsPunto DesignLitter Bin – PapilonSound BoothsFramerySoundproof Phone Booths – Framery OneCarpetsnanimarquinaRugs – ShadeMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?特里贝克住宅区 / A+I Design Corp是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream TriBeCa Loft Residence / A+I Design Corp “COPY” CopyLoft, Refurbishment•New York, United Stateslast_img read more

Voronoi’s Corrals / decaARCHITECTURE

first_imgVoronoi’s Corrals / decaARCHITECTURESave this projectSaveVoronoi’s Corrals / decaARCHITECTURE Greece ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects Voronoi’s Corrals / decaARCHITECTURE Save this picture!© Stale Eriksen+ 23 Share CopyHouses•Greece Year:  “COPY” Area:  300 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Stale Eriksen , decaARCHITECTUREText description provided by the architects. The site of Voronoi’s Corrals (VNC HOUSE) is a large parcel of land (60,000sqm) on the Southern coast of the island of Milos, Greece, protected by the European treaty Natura 2000 which allowed us to build only 250sqm. Therefore, we scouted the site in search of micro-environments and identified the most potent locations for a variety of uses, taking into account the sun trajectories, the prevailing winds, the views, the sound of the sea, the geological morphology and the vernacular flora. These locations are the points that we chose to stimulate in order to develop our proposition, forming a non – Cartesian grid. The grid is based on the ideas of the mathematician Georgy Voronoi. Our Voronoi grid defined the geometric structure of our interventions, from the planting schedule, to the space layout, to the even floor pattern. Save this picture!© Stale EriksenThe location of the Main House (which we also call the Immersion Corral), coincides with the collision of two geological bodies. Milos island is of volcanic origin and its south coast is characterized by its jagged cliffs made of tuff stone. The form and material choice of the main house relates to these larger geological formations prevalent on the site. The entire shell is made by limestone blocks of a constant 4cm thickness and is shaped by the stacking, coursing and stepping of these blocks. The stepping of the roof is a result of negotiating the different inclinations of the roof using the long limestone blocks. The building makes no allusion to a vernacular past but to the primitive forms which exist on site. The volume’s extremities slope in different gradients following the inclination of the rocky outcrops and the direction of the views, thus diminishing the mass of the building. The limestone shell provides high thermal protection and, like the cliffs, ages naturally over long periods of time. This shell also conceals the mechanical elements used for drainage and ventilation. Save this picture!© Stale EriksenAn orchard of 550 olive trees was planted along with grape vines, vegetables and aromatic herbs. The vegetation is protected from wild goats with a winding stone wall of over 700 meters in length. As the topography slopes downwards towards the sea, the stone wall increases in height to reveal the façade of a guest house which is otherwise hidden from view by the olive field above it. The field is only interrupted by an incision in the ground, creating a small public space that can be transformed by sliding panels. The glass panels disappear into the walls to blur the distinction between indoor and outdoor life. The guest house is just an inhabited retaining wall in the landscape and in that sense is purely part of it. Save this picture!© Stale EriksenDuring our research we found that a third of the plot has been plowed and cultivated at least for over 60 years. Besides the extensive planting we did, we also engaged with the idea of the rural productivity of the land by employing mechanical strategies that give the project as much infrastructural independence to support its leisure activities without burdening the environment excessively.Save this picture!Courtesy of decaARCHITECTUREProject gallerySee allShow lessCall for Submissions: MONU Magazine’s #18 Issue – ‘Communal Urbanism’Articles“Yad Labanim” (“A Memorial to the Sons”) Competition Entry / Eli GotmanArticles Share 2012 “COPY” Photographs Architects: decaARCHITECTURE Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Houses ArchDaily CopyAbout this officedecaARCHITECTUREOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasWoodHouses3D ModelingGreecePublished on November 16, 2012Cite: “Voronoi’s Corrals / decaARCHITECTURE” 16 Nov 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – GuillotineGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60 PassivhausSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesSealantsSikaConstruction Solutions in Stavros FoundationShower TraysAcquabellaShower Tray – Focus BetonPatios / TerracesFranken-SchotterPatios and TerracesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta cladding in Le TrèfleSkylightsFAKROWooden pivot roof windows FYP-V proSkySynthetics / AsphaltFirestone Building ProductsRoofing System – RubberGard EPDMMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?VNC 住宅 / decaARCHITECTURE是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! 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DC2 Residence / Vincent Van Duysen Architects

first_img Year:  Belgium ArchDaily Photographs Save this picture!© Koen Van Damme+ 31 Share 2011 Houses Area:  330 m² Area:  330 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” CopyHouses•Temse, Belgium ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard photographs:  Koen Van DammePhotographs:  Koen Van DammeSave this picture!© Koen Van DammeRecommended ProductsWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapText description provided by the architects. The project for a house in Tielrode is the second project for the client of the DC residence in Waasmunster, which Van Duysen designed in 1998. The client is moving from a purely residential neighborhood to a rural environment. The brief existed of the building of a house, adapted to these rural and informal surroundings. Apart from the main house, the project also concerned the renovation of the old farm barns.Save this picture!© Koen Van DammeThe position of the new built house was restricted by the footprint of the existing house. The concept of Van Duysen to go back to the simple rural building typology (a long volume parallel to the street, with a 45° gable roof) refers to the tradition of simple farm houses in the region. By its position, it strengthens the courtyard in between the house and the barns, opened up to the street. The house is situated between the courtyard and the fields, in this way enjoying both the smaller scale of the enclosed courtyard (with the midday sun), as well as the far and wide views on the fields.Save this picture!© Koen Van DammeThe reference to tradition in the basic volume is combined with a contemporary execution. The detailed approach to the design and the material palette add to the contemporary character of the house. By the use of a consistent material for the façade, any ornamentation is removed from the design: the typical gutters and ridges are nearly abstract, invisible. The traditional roof overhang was not executed, the door thresholds were not carried out in Belgian bluestone, and the wooden façade –making reference to the old wooden barns- is continued on the roof.Save this picture!© Koen Van DammeAfter consultation with the client and the contractor, the two old barns were not renovated but rebuilt, in the same design language as the main house, adding to the character of the total project. At first glance, because of their abstract character the three volumes don’t seem rooted in the rural context. However, when you enter the courtyard, you feel that the project is indeed grown rooted in the tradition and the scale of the immediate environment.Save this picture!© Koen Van DammeThe principles of a passive house were followed and achieved in the design, with the collaboration with Denc!-studio, and architectural studio specializing in sustainable construction.Save this picture!© Koen Van DammeThe landscape design by landscape architect Paul De Roose, was limited on purpose to the careful planning of solitary trees, the restoration of the beautiful holly hedge around the terrain and the use of a brushed concrete floor, typical for a function farm courtyard. These concrete floors are continued in the house in a sandblaster finish, where they set the tone for a sober interior, fitting the atmosphere of the architectural project.Save this picture!PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessCoastal Marine Research Station / Martin Hurtado ArquitectosSelected ProjectsThe Hamlet Project / José Luis Ibáñez GomienSelected Projects Share Architects: Vincent Van Duysen Architects Area Area of this architecture project DC2 Residence / Vincent Van Duysen Architects Year:  2011 “COPY” DC2 Residence / Vincent Van Duysen ArchitectsSave this projectSaveDC2 Residence / Vincent Van Duysen Architects CopyAbout this officeVincent Van Duysen ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTemseHousesBelgiumPublished on September 18, 2013Cite: “DC2 Residence / Vincent Van Duysen Architects” 18 Sep 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricShower ColumnshansgroheShoulder ShowersPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesMorin Corp.Metal Wall Systems – ExposedStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Stonika SeriesConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame SlopeThermalSchöckMinimizing Thermal Bridges in BalconiesWindowspanoramah!®ah! Ultra MinimalistEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWork ChairsDynamobelWork Chair – SLAT 16More products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! 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Internet fundraising training: yet another date added

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  14 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Internet fundraising training: yet another date added Earlier this month we announced a further date for Howard Lake’s course at Bristol University on using the Internet to fundraise. Earlier this month we announced a further date for Howard Lake’s course at Bristol University on using the Internet to fundraise. You might have noticed it listed in today’s Interface in The Times. Now that date is full so another date, Monday 12 April, has been added. Contact ILRT, University of Bristol. At £55 for one day’s training it’s a good deal for charities and voluntary organisations. Advertisement Howard Lake | 24 March 1999 | News 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. read more

RSF and PEN urge Nicaraguan legislators to reject “foreign agents” bill

first_imgNews Receive email alerts Nearly half of UN member countries have obstructed coronavirus coverage With its declared aim of “preventing crimes against state security,” the proposed ”Law regulating foreign agents” has triggered an outcry in Nicaraguan civil society and the international community.Submitted to the national assembly last week by President Daniel Ortega’s Frente Sandinista party, which has a big majority in the assembly, the bill would require any person or entity receiving funds from abroad, including reporters for foreign media, to register with the interior ministry as a “foreign agent.”“We totally condemn this outrageous and unconstitutional bill designed to step up censorship and intimidation of Nicaragua’s independent media,” said Emmanuel Colombié, the head of RSF’s Latin America desk. “The national assembly must reject this draconian legislation, which would provide Daniel Ortega’s government with a new repressive tool for silencing its critics.”“The trials, persecution and attacks against journalists and media critical of the Nicaraguan government prove that the country’s authorities act systematically to restrict the right to freedom of expression,” PEN International president Jennifer Clement said. “Respect for rights must be a priority for the state. We urge Nicaragua’s government to stop criminalizing independent voices and we ask the national assembly to reject this bill, which aims to control and restrict the work of media, journalists and civil society organizations.”Presented to the national assembly by Frente Sandinista legislators on 22 September, the bill proposes “a legal framework for persons or legal entities that depend on interests or funding from abroad and interfere in the country’s internal affairs.” Any person or entity registered with the interior ministry as a “foreign agent” would be subject to close surveillance and restrictions on their civil and political rights, and could have all of their assets seized.NGOs, foreign media correspondents, representatives of international news agencies and even journalists working for Nicaraguan media that receive financial support from abroad would be on the foreign agents list. Firms of consultants, PR and advertising agencies, employees of information services and political consultants with links to foreign governments, corporations or foundations would also have to register and, as such, would be subject to close surveillance and would have to “refrain from intervening in domestic political affairs or matters” or risk judicial sanctions.This bill has aggravated an already toxic environment for journalists. Attacks on independent media have grown steadily since the onset of a serious political crisis in April 2018. Acts of intimidation, threats, seizure of equipment, searches without warrants, orchestrated newsprint shortages and arbitrary arrests have become routine. More and more journalists have had to flee abroad to escape harassment campaigns and even death threats.Several independent media outlets have been singled out. Police have been posted outside the offices of Confidencial, 100% Noticias Niú and Esta Semana since December 2018, preventing anyone from entering. On 11 September, a court announced the seizure of all the assets of Nicavisión Canal 12 – one the last independent TV channels still operating in Nicaragua, one that is very critical of the government – and the freezing of all the assets and bank accounts of the group that owns the TV channel. The judge issued the order in response to a decision by the government’s tax department to impose a fine of 607,000 US dollars on Nicavisión Canal 12 for supposedly irregular tax declarations from 2011 to 2013. The tax department also has another TV channel, Canal 10, in its sights.Journalists have also been prosecuted in recent months. Kalua Salazar, the manager of La Costeñísima, a radio station based in the east coast town of Bluefields, was convicted of defamation on 23 September for exposing corruption in the nearby town of El Rama. In August, arbitrary judicial proceedings were initiated against David Quintana of Boletín Ecológico and William Aragón and Elsa Espinoza of the independent journalists’ coalition PCIN in connection with their reporting.Nicaragua is ranked 117th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. News RSF_en In an increasingly fraught climate for independent media in Nicaragua, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and the writers’ association PEN International call on the country’s legislators to reject a bill under which many journalists would have to register as “foreign agents.” News Organisation Help by sharing this information to go further Gruesome death threats against Nicaraguan exile journalistcenter_img Follow the news on Nicaragua Release of newsprint offers “provisional respite” to Nicaragua’s last newspapers September 29, 2020 RSF and PEN urge Nicaraguan legislators to reject “foreign agents” bill July 29, 2020 Find out more Photo: Oswaldo Rivas/Reuters News AmericasNicaragua Protecting journalists Conflicts of interestFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment AmericasNicaragua Protecting journalists Conflicts of interestFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment June 29, 2020 Find out more February 7, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Dennis Kozak of Avaya Recognized as 2021 CRN® Channel Chief for Exceptional Leadership and…

first_img Previous articleMedidata Launches Sensor Cloud, Ushering in Next Generation Solution for Connected Devices and Wearable Sensors in Clinical TrialsNext articleQumulo Executive Gregg Machon Named Top Channel Chief for Third Consecutive Year Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Dennis Kozak of Avaya Recognized as 2021 CRN® Channel Chief for Exceptional Leadership and Commitment to the Success of Avaya’s Global Channel Partner Network By Digital AIM Web Support – February 8, 2021 RALEIGH-DURHAM, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 8, 2021– Avaya (NYSE: AVYA), a global leader in solutions to enhance and simplify communications and collaboration, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Dennis Kozak, Avaya Senior Vice President of Global Channel Sales to its 2021 list of Channel Chiefs. The annual list recognizes leading IT channel vendor executives who demonstrate outstanding leadership, influence, innovation, and growth. Dennis’ selection also highlights his commitment to the success of Avaya’s channel partner community, professional achievements, standing in the industry, and driving company strategies to achieve future growth and innovation for global partners. Dennis is responsible for Avaya’s worldwide channel sales and strategy, helping to drive growth and profitability by supporting the success of Avaya’s extensive global network of partners, master agents, agents, distributors and resellers. A key focus for the Avaya channel team is delivering enablement programs to recruit, educate, and empower the wide range of partner routes to market for its Avaya OneCloud portfolio of CCaaS, UCaaS and CPaaS solutions. With a career spanning over 24 years, Dennis is enabling partners to best guide their customers’ adoption of innovative collaboration and communications solutions and drive positive business outcomes to meet their unique needs. “The Avaya OneCloud platform continues to build momentum in the channel, and we are enhancing partner programs and training to enable partners to effectively guide their customers’ journey to cloud communications and collaboration,” said Kozak. “With Avaya’s focus on customer and employee experience, building an unrivaled ecosystem to deliver innovation, and providing economic benefit and incentives to our partner network, we believe there are tremendous opportunities for mutual success. I am excited about the future and what we can achieve together, and I am humbled to be named a 2021 CRN Channel Chief.” The 2021 Channel Chiefs are prominent leaders who have influenced the IT channel with cutting-edge strategies, programs and partnerships. All honorees are selected by CRN’s editorial staff based on their dedication, industry prestige, and exceptional accomplishments as channel advocates. CRN’s 2021 Channel Chiefs list will be featured in the February 2021 issue of CRN ® Magazine and online at “CRN’s 2021 Channel Chiefs list includes the industry’s biggest channel evangelists, a group of individuals who work tirelessly on behalf of their partners and drive growth through the development of strong partner programs and innovative business strategies that help bring business-critical solutions to market,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “The Channel Company is proud to recognize these channel influencers and looks forward to following their continued success.” The Avaya Edge Partner Program has also been recognized in CRN’s Partner Program Guide with a 5-star rating, marking the 11 th consecutive year it has been awarded the distinction . With more than 4,100 channel partners globally, the Avaya Edge Partner program is a comprehensive approach that simplifies, integrates and aligns with the needs of the channel partner to help drive growth and introduce additional business opportunities. This unique channel program enhances the ability of partners to best serve their customers and grow by helping to stimulate sales, and combining a straightforward incentive structure and more tailored benefits with an improved partner enablement model. About Avaya Businesses are built by the experiences they provide, and everyday millions of those experiences are delivered by Avaya Holdings Corp. (NYSE: AVYA). Avaya is shaping what’s next for the future of work, with innovation and partnerships that deliver game-changing business benefits. Our cloud communications solutions and multi-cloud application ecosystem power personalized, intelligent, and effortless customer and employee experiences to help achieve strategic ambitions and desired outcomes. Together, we are committed to help grow your business by delivering Experiences that Matter. Learn more at Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements This document contains certain “forward-looking statements.” All statements other than statements of historical fact are “forward-looking” statements for purposes of the U.S. federal and state securities laws. These statements may be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “continue,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “might,” “our vision,” “plan,” “potential,” “preliminary,” “predict,” “should,” “will,” or “would” or the negative thereof or other variations thereof or comparable terminology. The Company has based these forward-looking statements on its current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections. While the Company believes these expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections are reasonable, such forward-looking statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond its control. The factors are discussed in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) available at, and may cause the Company’s actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. The Company cautions you that the list of important factors included in the Company’s SEC filings may not contain all of the material factors that are important to you. In addition, in light of these risks and uncertainties, the matters referred to in the forward-looking statements contained in this press release may not in fact occur. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as otherwise required by law. All trademarks identified by ®, TM, or SM are registered marks, trademarks, and service marks, respectively, of Avaya Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. About The Channel Company The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequalled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. Follow The Channel Company:Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook. © 2021. CRN is a registered trademark of The Channel Company, LLC. All rights reserved. Source: Avaya Newsroom View source version on CONTACT: For Media Inquiries: Alex Alias [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA NORTH CAROLINA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: DATA MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY MOBILE/WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS SOFTWARE INTERNET SOURCE: Avaya Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/08/2021 10:00 AM/DISC: 02/08/2021 10:01 AM TAGS  Local NewsBusiness WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Pinterestlast_img read more

Woman critical after being struck by car in Barnesmore Gap area

first_img Facebook Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Previous articleCo Derry man’s Massareene murder conviction quashedNext articleGardai follow number lines of enquiry into robbery at OAP’s home in Pettigo News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Pinterest Newscenter_img By News Highland – January 15, 2013 Google+ Twitter Woman critical after being struck by car in Barnesmore Gap area WhatsApp Facebook Google+ Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published A female pedestrian is said to be in a “critical condition” after she was struck by a car this morning.The woman is believed to have been walking along the road in the Barnesmore Gap this morning when she was hit by a vehicle at approximately 8am.Gardai in Donegal Town have stated that the road is open to traffic, but investigations are ongoing. Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH last_img read more