Accounting rules set for shake-up

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US wholesale prices fall as output falters

first_img Show Comments ▼ Share Tuesday 16 November 2010 9:04 pm KCS-content whatsappcenter_img CORE US producer prices recorded their largest fall in more than four years in October and industrial output was flat, underscoring concerns at the Federal Reserve about low inflation amid moderate economic growth.Economists said the data supported the US central bank’s 3 November decision to ease monetary policy further even if the 0.6 per cent drop in the core Producer Price Index largely reflected the annual launch of new motor vehicle models.Stripping out the sharp declines in vehicle prices, core producer prices – which exclude volatile food and energy costs – would have risen by 0.2 per cent, the Labor Department said yesterday, a modest gain consistent with the economy’s sluggish growth trend and tepid domestic demand.The overall decline in the core index was the biggest since July 2006 and followed a 0.1 per cent gain in September. A similar increase had been expected in October.Concerns that low inflation could spiral into a damaging phase of deflation prompted the US central bank this month to ease monetary policy further, a step that will see it buy $600bn worth of government bonds through the middle of 2011.That measure has been criticised by some economists, amid signs that the recovery is regaining some strength after losing momentum in the summer.Despite brighter signs, soft demand is forcing retailers to continue with price discounting to lure customers.A separate report from the Fed showed industrial production was flat last month, short of economists’ expectations for a rise of 0.3 per cent, largely because of weak utility output that reflected unusually warm weather. But manufacturing production rose 0.5 per cent, its biggest gain since July.Economists do not expect the distortions from the annual introduction of new vehicle models to spill over into data on consumer inflation, which is due today. Core consumer prices are expected to have edged up 0.1 per cent after being flat in September.The core PPI was depressed by a 4.3 per cent drop in the price of light motor trucks and a three per cent drop in prices for passenger cars. whatsapp US wholesale prices fall as output falters Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Malta regulator rescinds Wish Me Luck’s gaming licence

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Legal & compliance 12th June 2019 | By contenteditor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: Europe Southern Europe Malta The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has moved to cancel Wish Me Luck’s gaming licence, effective today (June 12).The regulator has ordered the online raffle operator to cancel its authentication processes and suspend all gaming operations, as well as publish a notice on its site to inform customers about the ruling.The ruling applies to all sites operated by or associated with Wish Me Luck.Wish Me Luck initially had its licence suspended by the MGA in April, after the regulator launched an investigation into the business.Customers with any outstanding payments due from the operator are advised to contact the MGA via email, stating their full name, address, date of birth and user name on Wish Me Luck.The MGA will not be releasing any further information about the decision at this stage so as not to compromise any investigations that may need to be carried out by itself or other authorities.Wish Me Luck becomes the latest operator to lose its licence in Malta after the MGA also cancelled gaming licences for both Neptune Entertainment and Triton Gaming, as well as Bet Service Group and World-of-bets.eu, earlier this year. Legal & compliance Tags: Online Gambling The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has moved to cancel Wish Me Luck’s gaming licence, effective today (June 12). Malta regulator rescinds Wish Me Luck’s gaming licence Email Addresslast_img read more

After cricketing empire, Kohli set to dethrone Dhoni on commercial pitch

first_img Football After cricketing empire, Kohli set to dethrone Dhoni on commercial pitch TAGSIndian Cricketer brand endorsementsMahendra Singh DhoniMost Popular cricketer in the worldMS Dhoni brand endorsementsVirat KohliVirat Kohli brand endorsements SHARE PSL 2021 Qualifier 1 ISL vs MUL LIVE: best way to watch Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans Live Streaming in your country, India, Follow… by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeGrammarlyAdvertisement Avoid Grammatical Errors with This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarlyUndo247 Sports50 Best College Football Players Of All Time247 SportsUndocio.comUnlocking the Success of Digital Transformation with Active Intelligencecio.comUndoBeing the highest profile athlete in the world’s second most populous country, India cricket captain Kohli has built such a formidable brand across the spectrum that even his occasional brash and indiscrete comments fail to tarnish it. Watches, cars, sports shoes, motorbikes, clothes, ride services, tires, snacks, health foods, headphones – even toothbrushes — they have all had the Kohli marketing treatment, states a PTI report.Also Read: IPL Moneyball: Virat Kohli 3rd Cricketer to enter 100 Cr salary ClubThe 30-year-old cricketer with tattooed arms and coiffured hair currently endorses 21 brands including Tissot, Audi, Puma, Uber and Hero, pushing him into the Forbes’s 2018 list of the world’s 100 highest-paid athletes. Coming in at No. 83 on the back of his estimated $24 million income over the previous 12 months, Kohli at present is the world’s top earning cricketer and comes in ahead of other high-profile athletes such as Novak Djokovic and Sergio Aguero.It is unlikely he would ever be able to challenge the likes of current Forbes’ No.1 Floyd Mayweather or No. 2 Lionel Messi due to cricket’s appeal being mostly tied to a small batch of predominantly Commonwealth countries.A prolific scorer of runs, on Sunday he produced a match winning innings to help India to victory over Australia and his performances have ensured he enjoys rock star status in the cricket-mad country of 1.3 billion.He wed actress Anushka Sharma last year to create a marriage between cricket and Bollywood, India’s two biggest obsessions, helping give him a ‘family man’ image that can appeal to a middle class audience – and harness its spending power. That does not mean he has lost traction with India’s youth.“The youth of the country – and more than half of India’s population are under 25 – can identify themselves with the man living their dream,” said Kohli biographer Vijay Lokapally.Kohli has a strong social media presence with over 37 million fans on Facebook and is followed by more than 25 million on Instagram and 27.1 million on Twitter. “He speaks his mind, takes stands, interacts on social media – all of it goes well with his fans,” Lokapally said, describing Kohli as “complete theatre”.Also Read: Now know more about Virat Kohli straight from the horse’s mouth!His sponsors have had a bumpy ride at times. When a cricket fan recently described Kohli, the world’s top ranked test batsman, as “overrated” and said he would rather watch Australian and English batsmen than “these Indians”, Kohli responded with both barrels. “You should go and live somewhere else, you know,” he said in a video posted on his personal telephone app, which he uses to interact with fans and sell merchandise.“Why are you living in our country and loving other countries? I don’t mind you not liking me but I don’t think you should live in our country…” Kohli later said he was “all for freedom of choice” and while the episode burnished his reputation as being touchy about criticism it did little to damage his brand. Quite the opposite, said Tuhin Mishra, managing director of sports marketing firm Baseline Ventures.“Such frankness can actually boost the brand, provided it aligns with the brand’s message,” said Mishra, whose firm manages other Indian cricketers including Ravindra Jadeja and Prithvi Shaw. “After all, brands also want to be seen as patriotic “Sports and Bollywood stars usually avoid controversies, but fans want their icons to have a voice,” he added.Cornerstone Sport & Entertainment, the company which represents Kohli, declined to discuss his endorsements and sponsorships.According to Forbes, $20 million of his total comes from endorsements and $4 million from salary and so-called “winnings”, which would include prize money. Kohli’s earnings could continue to increase thanks to India’s strong growth – it is the fastest growing large economy in the world and that should mean many more marketing dollars – and the obsessive interest in cricket here and across the Indian diaspora.He has smoothed out some of his rough edges. He does not endorse soft drinks or skin-lightening cream anymore, advocates a healthy lifestyle, and comes across as a family man and a leader. He fights for salary hikes for his players, demands that players’ partners be allowed on tours, and seeks to influence who is appointed team coach.Mishra of Baseline Ventures said Kohli’s appeal had evolved. “As an aggressive youngster, he was attractive to certain brands then. As married, mature and responsible captain of the team, he is attractive to another set of brands now,” he said.Also Read: Virat Kohli : The Numero Uno of world cricket on and off the field Cricket Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionWhat ‘Harry Potter’ Characters Were Actually Supposed To Look LikeDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Cricket Cricket Football Virat Kohli has taken the reigns of Indian cricket from Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The 30-year-old King of Cricket, with 21 brands studded in his commercial crown, is all set to dethrone his predecessor in the brand world.Dhoni has earned $ 31 million at the peak of his brand endorsement deals in 2015. Kohli with 21 high-profile brands under his belt is all set to leave that mark behind. 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RB House / Fritz + Fritz Arquitectos

first_imgArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/796784/casa-rb-fritz-plus-fritz-arquitectos Clipboard Houses RB House / Fritz + Fritz ArquitectosSave this projectSaveRB House / Fritz + Fritz Arquitectos CopyAbout this officeFritz + Fritz ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLujánArgentinaPublished on October 12, 2016Cite: “RB House / Fritz + Fritz Arquitectos” 12 Oct 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersEducational3MProjection Screen Whiteboard FilmPartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsLinoleum / Vinyl / Epoxy / UrethaneTerrazzo & MarbleTerrazzo in The Gateway ArchSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausConcreteKrytonSmart ConcreteMetallicsTrimoMetal Panels for Roofs – Trimoterm SNVWire MeshGKD Metal FabricsMetal Fabric in Kansas City University BuildingGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Curved Glass PrintingMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Double Lock Standing SeamChairs / StoolsFreifrauBarstool – OnaSealants / ProtectorsWoodenha IndustriesFireproofing System for Wood Cladding – BIME®More products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?RB 住宅 / Fritz + Fritz Arquitectos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 Year:  Photographs Area:  200 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/796784/casa-rb-fritz-plus-fritz-arquitectos Clipboard Architects: Fritz + Fritz Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project Projects “COPY” 2015 RB House / Fritz + Fritz Arquitectos Save this picture!© Quiroga + Caraffa+ 15 Share Argentina Photographs:  Quiroga + CaraffaProject Team:Hernán FeldmannStructural Engineering:José ZalduaArchitect In Charge:Fernando Fritz, Eric FritzCity:LujánCountry:ArgentinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Quiroga + CaraffaRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – BuildWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesText description provided by the architects. The “House RB” is characterized by its conceptual synthesis, formal and material.Being a home for a young couple, the design should be flexible enough to adapt in the future, with the arrival of children, allowing to modify its distribution, and even adding new bedrooms.Save this picture!© Quiroga + CaraffaThe house is organized by a series of patios that allow the natural ventilation of every room, and the inside/ outside connection, creating different situations of permeability.Save this picture!© Quiroga + CaraffaThe use of massive inverted beams located on the roof, allow a “column free”  “living room” area and a 60 sqm gallery.Save this picture!Floor PlanAs for the material aspect of the house, the concrete ceiling contrasts with travertine floors and white interior walls.Save this picture!© Quiroga + CaraffaThe structural solution also  generates a gallery of 60 m2 partially covered by a cantilevered slab 4 m x 15 m, devoid of props.Save this picture!Structure DiagramAs for the outside, the facade is conceibed by the use of large glass panels in relation to the concrete beams of the roof and in contrast to the white brick walls and travertine.Save this picture!© Quiroga + CaraffaTowards the front, a white brick masonry latching system generates a visual screen to the kitchen´s patio, providing both permeability and privacy at the same time.Project gallerySee allShow lessMonocle 24 Radio Live Debate Series – Section DPanel DiscussionVeiled in Brilliance: How Reflective Facades Have Changed Modern ArchitectureArticles Share CopyHouses•Luján, Argentinalast_img read more

£90 million more for Futurebuilders

Howard Lake | 28 March 2005 | News The Home Office has announced £90 million of additional funding for Futurebuilders, the investment fund for the voluntary and community sector.Futurebuilders provides long-term investment in voluntary and community organisations that are capable of delivering public services. The new injection of capital brings the total size of the Futurebuilders fund to £215 million. It will allow the fund to continue to provide loans and grants until 2008, with Futurebuilders intending to make up to 150 investment offers each year.The additional £90 million will be provided following the initial investment, with £45 million provided in 2006/07 and a further £45 million in 2007/08. Advertisement Futurebuilders announced in February its initial 15 investment offers from the first round of applications and a further 100 investments are expected by the summer. The second application window opens on 1 June 2005. Futurebuilders’ new website will launch on 5 April and contain detailed information and tips about applying. By March 2006, Futurebuilders will have received all of the £125 million funding provided under its original agreement with the Home Office. £90 million more for Futurebuilders AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. read more

Ukraine, Donbass and the New Cold War against Russia

first_imgFrom a talk by Greg Butterfield at a Workers World Party forum in Los Angeles, July 23, 2015.According to the United Nations, at least 6,400 people have been killed since the start of Ukraine’s so-called anti-terrorist operation in April 2014 against the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics of the Donbass mining region bordering on Russia. This is widely understood to be a vast undercount. Donbass officials estimate 10,000 deaths, while a German intelligence report leaked last winter put the death toll closer to 40,000.The number of casualties is growing. There is daily shelling by the Ukrainian Armed Forces and neo-Nazi volunteer battalions, in violation of the Minsk ceasefire agreements — often as many as 50 to 60 incidents in a single day.The weekend of July 18-19 saw some of the heaviest shelling in months in downtown Donetsk, capital of the Donetsk People’s Republic. As usual, the attacks were concentrated on civilian areas, including a grocery store. Two civilians were killed. On July 22 alone, 76 incidents were recorded in and around Donetsk city, according to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.Not coincidentally, the intensified shelling began two days after U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland and U.S. Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt appeared on the floor of Ukraine’s parliament in an unprecedented attempt to quell infighting among factions loyal to U.S. imperialism that have made up the Kiev government and state structure.But let’s turn our attention closer to home. Many of you will remember an incident that happened one year ago here in Los Angeles. On July 1, 2014, a passing motorist captured on video the brutal beating of Marlene Purnoch, an African-American grandmother, by white California Highway Patrol Officer Daniel Andrew.This horrendous incident came as no surprise to those who know the CHP’s notorious history of racism and brutality. But it may come as a surprise to southern California residents to learn that two weeks ago, the governor of Odessa, Ukraine, announced that the CHP will be training police there as part of the regime’s effort to weed out “disloyal” elements.Odessa Gov. Mikhail Saakashvili also announced that Washington will be paying the salary for all his staff. This past Saturday, July 18, Saakashvili received the latest shipment of 100 U.S. military Humvees at the Odessa port.Who is Saakashvili? He’s not from Odessa, or even from Ukraine. He’s a former president of the republic of Georgia, who fled corruption charges at the end of his term, and a well-known Washington stooge. He was appointed governor of Odessa by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in May. The city of Odessa has suffered under violent occupation by fascist gangs since May 2, 2014, when anti-regime protesters were massacred in the House of Trade Unions.This link between police brutality in southern California and fascist terror in Odessa isn’t just an interesting factoid. For us, as anti-war organizers, as Black Lives Matter and immigrant rights activists, as internationalists and communists, our most important challenge in the coming weeks and months will be to find ways to create a bridge between the new, militant movements of the oppressed fighting U.S. state-sponsored terror at home, with the resistance movements fighting fascism and imperialism abroad, including in Donetsk and Lugansk.Why Ukraine? Why now?Once we get a sense of the devastation that’s being carried out in the Donbass region, and the incredible amount of resources being poured into Ukraine and the surrounding region, we have to ask: Why Ukraine? And why now?Why are hundreds of U.S. Army paratroopers in Lvov, western Ukraine, training members of the Ukrainian National Guard, including the neo-Nazi Azov Battalion? And why, despite an amendment sponsored by Rep. John Conyers and passed by the House of Representatives in June exposing the fascist character of Azov, is this training program on track to be expanded starting in November, according to Ben Hodges, commander of the U.S. Army in Europe?Why has NATO carried out an unprecedented 14 war games in Eastern and Central Europe, Central Asia and the Alaskan Arctic in the past year? Why did the latest set of war games, called “Noble Jump” and held in Poland in June, include U.S. Special Forces rehearsing an attack on rebels in Donbass?To be sure, Ukraine is a country rich in natural resources, once known as the breadbasket of the USSR, with powerful mining and other industries in the eastern region developed in Soviet times, and a well-educated, skilled working class. Since the destruction of the Soviet Union, it has served as a crucial gateway for transporting Russian oil and gas to the European Union. For all these reasons, Ukraine is desired by the Western imperialist powers. The chance to get hold of these resources was the main reason that Germany and other European Union powers supported the right-wing coup in Kiev in February 2014.But the U.S. has greater ambitions. Not only does Wall Street crave Ukraine’s privatized industry and resources — not only does Monsanto want to control the fertile farmland — not only does Washington seek to control the flow of fuel to the countries in Europe that are both military allies in NATO and economic competitors — but at the heart of the Ukrainian crisis is the long-term U.S. strategy of overthrowing and breaking up an independent, capitalist Russian Federation.On June 23, U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced the latest U.S. provocation — to “pre-position” U.S. heavy weaponry in six Baltic and Eastern European countries as part of the expansion of a NATO Rapid Response Force from 13,000 to 40,000 troops. That means stationing hundreds of Pentagon tanks, armored infantry vehicles, self-propelled howitzers and other weaponry near Russia’s western border.And on July 9, during Senate confirmation hearings, the nominee to become the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr., declared Russia the “greatest threat” to U.S. national security.The Republican-Democratic “conflict” over arming Ukraine is a sideshow. Their differences are merely tactical. Sen. John McCain and the Republicans want to openly arm the Kiev junta, while President Barack Obama prefers to do it covertly, using third countries. For example, earlier this month, Ukraine inked an arms agreement with the Gulf monarchy of Qatar, a major U.S. arms client.Suppressing and dismantling Russia has been a prime goal of both Democratic and Republican U.S. regimes since the fall of the Soviet Union more than 20 years ago. It was back in February 1992, during the waning months of the George H.W. Bush administration, that a Pentagon “Defense Plan” was leaked to the New York Times, which stated in no uncertain terms that the main U.S. aim was to “prevent the emergence of a new rival” in the post-Soviet world, and that Russia was the main target. This has been a guiding principle of bipartisan U.S. foreign policy ever since.NATO has expanded by 12 members in Eastern Europe and the former USSR since 1999, with five additional states considered official “aspiring” members, including Ukraine, despite promises made by Washington to Mikhail Gorbachev before the fall of the USSR, and provisions of the 1997 NATO-Russia Founding Act.This crisis is not going away. No matter who is elected president next year, no matter which capitalist party controls Congress, the campaign to demonize Russia, threaten the people of Donbass and repress the Ukrainian opposition will continue, and the danger of a wider war will grow.Historically, wars have been used to derail fightback movements at home, from the Wobblies in World War I to the CIO in World War II to the anti-globalization movement after the 9/11 attacks. That’s why we must begin now to educate the anti-war movement and build links with Black Lives Matter, the Fight for 15 and the struggle for immigrants’ rights.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Dairy Producers Previously Enrolled in the Livestock Gross Margin Program Now…

first_img Facebook Twitter Dairy Producers Previously Enrolled in the Livestock Gross Margin Program Now Eligible for 2018 Margin Protection Program The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that dairy producers who elected to participate in the Livestock Gross Margin for Dairy Cattle Program (LGM-Dairy) now have the opportunity to participate in the Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy) for 2018 coverage. Sign-up will take place March 25 through May 10, 2019.Producers enrolled in 2018 LGM-Dairy, administered by USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA), previously were determined by the 2014 Farm Bill to be ineligible for coverage under MPP-Dairy, a safety net program available through USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA).“The 2018 Farm Bill included substantial changes to USDA dairy programs,” said FSA Administrator Richard Fordyce. “This includes the ability for producers with LGM coverage to retroactively enroll in MPP-Dairy for 2018. It also integrated recent improvements to the MPP-Dairy in the new Dairy Margin Coverage program, beginning with the 2019 calendar year.”The MPP-Dairy program offers protection to dairy producers when the difference between the national all-milk price and the national average feed cost — the margin — falls below a certain dollar amount selected by the producers in a dairy operation. LGM-Dairy is an insurance product that provides protection when feed costs rise or milk prices drop. The gross margin is the market value of milk minus feed costs.This retroactive sign-up is only for dairy producers with 2018 LGM coverage who produced and commercially marketed milk in 2018 but did not obtain full year MPP-Dairy coverage. FSA will notify eligible producers by postcard and provide a one-time payment for all of the months in 2018 that had margins triggering MPP-Dairy assistance.“I’m pleased that dairy producers will now be able to take advantage of enrolling in both Livestock Gross Margin and the Margin Protection Program for 2018 coverage,” RMA Administrator Martin Barbre said. “The 2018 Farm Bill gave dairy producers more options like these and when combined with the new Dairy Protection Program offered by RMA, that means more overall coverage for dairy producers.”Eligible producers can enroll during the sign-up period at their local USDA service center. To locate your office, visit farmers.gov. SHARE Facebook Twitter By USDA Communications – Mar 24, 2019 Previous articleHoosier Ag This Week: Devastating Midwest Flooding, Broadband Deployment, and Preparing for PlantingNext articleChina Purchases U.S. Corn, Sorghum as Trade Talks Continue USDA Communications Home Indiana Agriculture News Dairy Producers Previously Enrolled in the Livestock Gross Margin Program Now Eligible… SHARElast_img read more

What we’re reading: Presidential town halls to air tonight, #MeToo leader speaks on movement’s anniversary

first_imgWorld Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Linkedin Previous articleSome students with all online classes still returned to Fort Worth this yearNext articleSGA passes resolution to support zero-tolerance policy against hate speech Derek Lytle RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU: A campus altered by COVID-19 Derek Lytle Derek Lytlehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/derek-lytle/ What we’re reading: Joe Biden has narrow lead in uncalled states, COVID-19 numbers reach a new high Derek Lytlehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/derek-lytle/ Junior Sports Broadcast Major / Journalism Minor Derek Lytlehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/derek-lytle/ Twitter ReddIt TCU suspends study abroad programs through spring 2021 Frogs sweep Sooners after double-header Derek Lytlehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/derek-lytle/ ReddIt Twitter Linkedin Facebook President Donald Trump is greeted by UFC fighter Jorge Masvidal, left, and Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez after arriving at Miami International Airport, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) + posts printPresidential candidates to participate in town halls tonight Instead of a second debate between President Donald Trump and presidential candidate Joe Biden, the two individuals will host separate town halls tonight, according to the Associated Press. Trump’s town hall will air on NBC, taking place from Miami, and Biden’s town hall will be aired on ABC, live from Philadelphia.Officials who were in charge of organizing the second debate wanted to schedule a virtual debate after Trump was diagnosed with COVID-19. Trump backed out of this and opted for the separate town halls.Biden said he believes Trump will not change his tone or how harsh he was in the first debate.“We’ve got 19 days left and you know he’s going to throw everything but the kitchen sink at me,” Biden said Thursday. “And it’s going to be an overwhelming torrent of lies and distortions.” #MeToo leaders focus on inequality on anniversary of the movementTarana Burke, founder and leader of the #MeToo movement, stands in her home in Baltimore on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. As the #MeToo movement marks the third year since it received global recognition, Burke is working to make sure it remains inclusive and reclaims its original intent: A focus on marginalized voices and experiences. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)Three years ago, the #MeToo hashtag went viral as it sparked a nationwide debate on the topics of sexual assault and harassment. The founder of the group, Tarana Burke, made it clear the group’s main goal is to continue the fight against inequality as she discussed with AP News. “It sort of triggered something in me because I had experienced sexual violence myself as a child,” Burke said. “What would my life have been like if somebody had intervened at 12, 14 or 16, even just to say that I deserve healing, and that I deserve wellness and wholeness and joy?” The goal is to use stories of survivors and those who have dealt with these battles to move to end sexual violence. The group is very concerned that another four years with Trump as president would be detrimental for those suffering from sexual violence and mistreatment. “If we look at the two candidates, for a lot of people, neither of them are their top choice,” she said. Trump has faced multiple accusations of assault and harassment, all of which he denies. Earlier this year, a former Senate staffer accused Joe Biden of sexually assaulting her in 1993, which Biden has denied. Kamala Harris cancels in-person events after two staffers test positive for COVID-19Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaka at the Carpenters Local Union 1912 in Phoenix, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, to kick off a small business bus tour with Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris suspended all in-person events until at least Monday as two people associated with her campaign have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Associated Press.Joe Biden’s presidential campaign said Thursday that Biden had no exposure, though he and Harris spent several hours campaigning together in Arizona on Oct. 8, when the two were on a flight together. Both candidates have tested negative for COVID-19 multiple times since then, and Biden’s campaign said he tested negative again Thursday.The Biden campaign told reporters Thursday morning Harris’ communications director, Liz Allen, and a flight crew member tested positive after the recent campaign trip to the Southwest. “Neither of these individuals had any contact with Vice President Biden, with Sen. Harris or any other staff member since testing positive or in the 48-hour period prior to their positive test results,” said campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon, adding that under CDC guidelines there was “no need for quarantining.”Europe and U.S. concerned over rapidly rising COVID-19 ratesCOVID-19 cases throughout the world have climbed to more than 330,000 new daily cases, according to the Associated Press. The U.S. is seeing a rise in cases in 44 states, with the biggest rise in numbers happening in the Midwest and the Great Plains. “I see this as one of the toughest times in the epidemic,” said Dr. Peter Hotez, an infectious disease specialist at the Baylor College of Medicine in Waco, Texas. “The numbers are going up pretty rapidly. We’re going to see a pretty large epidemic across the Northern Hemisphere.” New U.S. cases have risen over the past couple weeks to more than 52,000 per day on average, according to Johns Hopkins University. Deaths remained around 720 per day during the past two weeks, well below the U.S. peak of more than 2,200 dead per day in late April. Facebooklast_img read more

World Press Freedom Day: RSF unveils “#FightFakeNews” TV spot

first_img To mark World Press Freedom Day (3 May), Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is launching a “#FightFakeNews” campaign, because combatting disinformation is now one of the biggest challenges for journalism’s defenders. Help by sharing this information The campaign’s key element is a TV spot entitled “#FightFakeNews” that was produced for RSF by the French creative agency BETC.It compares the harm to humans caused by counterfeit industrial or pharmaceutical products with the political harm resulting from counterfeit news and information. Unlike the traditional type of fakes, whose impact on health or the environment is visible and measurable, “fake news” undermines the foundations of democracy in a more insidious way. “Content that is produced in a rigorous and honest manner is increasingly being subjected to unfair competition from sponsored content, propaganda and rumour,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “As surveys have shown, fake news circulates more easily that trustworthy news because of a cognitive bias in human beings. We cannot remain passive in the face of this threat to the honesty of the public debate and, by extension, to democracy. RSF is taking concrete steps to promote journalistic freedom, independence and pluralism.”The campaign spot is aimed at the general public and is intended to be broadcast by TV channels and to be made available on social networks and all websites that would like to have it.Its launch comes a week after the publication of RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index and a month after the formal launch of the Journalism Trust Initiative (JTI), a media self-regulatory initiative designed to promote real journalism in the new information ecoystem. The JTI was launched jointly by RSF and its partners Agence France-Presse (AFP), the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and the Global Editors Network (GEN).There are two versions of the campaign spot “#FightFakeNews.” One is 30 seconds in length and the other is 50 seconds.—Journalism Trust Initiative: registration open until 18 May Registration for development of a JTI Workshop Agreement approved by the European Centre of Standardization (CEN) is open until 18 May 2018. Participants will be expected to collaborate for 12 to 18 months in defining a set of standards for the JTI under the aegis of the French Standardization Association (AFNOR) and its German equivalent, the Deutsches Institut für Normung (DIN). The first workshop meeting will be held in Paris on 23 May 2018. This CEN workshop is being chaired by Claudio Cappon, the former director-general of the Italian public television broadcaster RAI.More information about the Journalism Trust InitiativeRegister for the groupe de travail du CEN May 2, 2018 – Updated on January 27, 2020 World Press Freedom Day: RSF unveils “#FightFakeNews” TV spot Events Freedom of expression Campaigns Events Freedom of expression RSF_en Organisation last_img read more