IMF warns banking rules lack global theme

first_img whatsapp IMF warns banking rules lack global theme KCS-content Share TOUGH new banking rules may not be enough to prevent another financial crisis unless there is closer global co-ordination, the IMF warned yesterday.Global banking supervisors agreed in September the so-called Basel III rules which set tough new requirements for bank capital and liquidity. The Financial Stability Board (FSB) is now working on additional measures for large banks whose failure would pose a serious risk to the wider financial system. But an IMF study of 62 “large complex financial institutions” warns that some investment banks are still likely to find a way to circumvent the myriad of new rules facing them.“Banks with major investment banking focus may be able to restructure their activities to reduce the effects of regulatory reforms, notwithstanding a multitude of regulations affecting their activities,” the IMF report said. The IMF warns that some banks may be able to shift their activities into the less regulated “shadow banking” sector while others could relocate to countries with less onerous regimes: “In some countries, the slow progress in reaching international consensus have resulted in the adoption of national regulatory reform.” by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Heraldmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farm Wednesday 3 November 2010 9:49 pmcenter_img whatsapp Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Peers for Gambling Reform welcomes imminent Gambling Act review

first_img“As someone who likes a flutter, I understand that for the vast majority gambling is an enjoyable pastime,” Smith said. “I am not therefore a prohibitionist. I recognise however that for a minority gambling can be a serious problem. And the problem is reaching ever younger and more vulnerable people thanks to blurred lines of terms, and some outdated aspects of the 2005 Act. It pointed to the recent consultation on high-value customers as an example of action that can be taken immediately rather than waiting for legislative change. “With the advent of the internet and the smartphone, we all effectively have access to gambling in our pockets 24 hours a day. Much of our legislation refers to an analogue world which is no longer suited to our digital reality and I therefore commend the government for getting on with this important review.” In addition, it said it wished to see further reform of VIP schemes, have loot boxes classed as gambling products, and the creation of a Gambling Ombudsman “to redress wrongs”. Tags: Gambling Act House of Lords Peers for Gambling Reform Lord Foster of Bath AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Vice-chair Lord Butler of Brockwell said protecting children should be a particular focus of the review, especially when it comes to advertising. “I strongly welcome the launch of the government’s long-awaited Gambling Review,” group chairman Lord Foster of Bath said. “Peers for Gambling Reform will be working hard with parliamentarians and stakeholders to ensure we seize this opportunity for reform to protect those who are most at risk and ensure our legislative regime meets the demands of our digital age.” Lord Smith of Hindhead added that the group did not believe its goals were prohibitionist, but rather that it just wanted to ensure gambling is safer. “I welcome this timely review from the Government,” Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top, a vice-chair of the group, said. “Far too many people are drawn in to spending money on gambling they often don’t have, with sometimes tragic consequences. I look forward to working with the government to tackle the problems we are seeing within the industry.” These include stake limits, a new testing system for products based on harm indicators and a ban on gambling sponsorship in sport.  The group said it welcomed the long-awaited review of the 2005 Gambling Act, which iGB understands will be announced imminently. The review was an opportunity to bring in many changes recommended by the House of Lords Select Committee on the Social and Economic Impact of the Gambling Industry earlier this year, it added. Regions: UK & Ireland “The problem is getting worse and time should not be wasted,” it said. “The government should act swiftly and have the courage to resist the irresponsible parts of the gambling industry.” Peers for Gambling Reform, the House of Lords’ cross-party gambling reform group, has welcomed the imminent review of the 2005 Gambling Act, saying it hopes to see the government implement the recommendations from the chamber’s July report.center_img Email Address “Gambling in Britain has developed in ways that impact the lives of many people, not least children, and is of serious concern,” Brockwell said. “The amount of exposure which children receive from advertisements for gambling on social media and television is profoundly worrying and this must be something the Review addresses with urgency.” Other recommendations it said it wished to see in the review include a mandatory ‘smart levy’ to fund research, education and treatment; an enforceable “duty of care”, and a ban on direct marketing and inducements to bet. Topics: Legal & compliance Casino regulation Online casino Slots Legal Regulation Marketing regulation Sponsorship Sports betting regulation “Welcome though the review is, when families are being destroyed and lives are being taken unnecessarily due to problem gambling, we cannot afford to wait until the end of a lengthy review before any action is taken,” the Lord Bishop of St. Albans, vice-chair of the group, said. “The suffering caused by gambling is very well documented and the problem is only getting worse. There is a moral duty to act now.” Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 7th December 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle The peers also pointed out that many of the group’s recommendations could be implemented by the Gambling Commission without going through Parliament and said it hoped to see these reforms adopted in short order. It added that the review was a “once-in-a-generation opportunity” to protect at-risk gamblers and so it hoped to see decisive action. The group pointed to figures that suggest an increase in problem gamblers aged 11 to 16 from 55,000 to 62,000 in the past year.  “At the same time, a number of reforms should be taken alongside the review to ensure that early action is taken where possible,” Lord Foster said. “It is time for action.” Legal & compliance Peers for Gambling Reform welcomes imminent Gambling Act reviewlast_img read more

Operation Blue Roof continues in Orange County

first_imgFrom the Orange County Newsroom  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, FEMA and the Orange County Office of Emergency Management continue to offer Operation Blue Roof. Residents can register for Operation Blue Roof at the Edgewater Library, located at 5049 Edgewater Drive, Orlando, FL 32810 between 10:00 a.m. 7:00 p.m. each day until further notice.Operation Blue Roof provides and installs temporary blue plastic sheeting to mitigate additional property damage until permanent repairs can be made. This program is available at no cost to eligible primary homeowners in Orange County.HOW TO QUALIFY:The home applying for assistance must be a primary residenceOnly standard shingled roofs will be considered for assistanceMetal roofs and mobile homes may be repaired as practical on an individual basisContractors cannot cover roofs made of materials such as slate, asbestos or clay tile, or other material which would be exceptionally difficult to repair, or would likely be damaged during installationRoofs with more than 50% structural damage will not qualifyRIGHT OF ENTRY:Homeowners are required to sign a Right of Entry (ROE) form allowing government employees and contractor to assess damage and install the blue roofsFor renters, legal permission for blue roof installation must be granted by the property ownerRenters are also required to obtain permission from the property owner to continue residing in the home until permanent repairs are completedDetailed information can be found on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers- Jacksonville District website at may also call 1-888-ROOF-BLU (1-888-766-3258) with additional questions. TAGSFEMAOperation Blue RoofOrange County GovernmantU.S. Army Corps of Engineers Previous articleA day of MAGIC for Apopka fifth gradersNext articleNASCAR here I come Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR About Orange County Government: Orange County Government strives to serve its citizens and guests with integrity, honesty, fairness, and professionalism. Located in Central Florida, Orange County includes 13 municipalities and is home to world famous theme parks, the nation’s second largest convention center, and a thriving life science research park. Seven elected members make up the Board of County Commissioners including the Mayor who is elected countywide. For more information please visit or go to the Orange County Facebook and Twitter pages. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Please enter your comment! Reply Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom 1 COMMENT Blue, blue, my heart is blue la la la la la la la la. October 2, 2017 at 10:09 pm You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Mama Mia Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Shane Williams flipped in huge double hit vs the Wallabies

first_imgFriday Oct 21, 2011 Shane Williams flipped in huge double hit vs the Wallabies The Wallabies grabbed a bronze medal in the Third Place Playoff at Eden Park earlier as they beat Wales 21-18. The game started out at high intensity, as you can see in the below clip, but a few injuries disrupted it’s rhthym and the spectacle died somewhat. Shane Williams had an eventful night in what could possibly have been his final game for Wales, and definitely his final RWC match. He was smashed early on in this double hit from David Pocock and Tatafu Polota-Nau, but as we’ve come to expect from him, soldiered on unfazed. He scored a try and set up another, taking his personal world cup tally to 10 tries in 11 games.“The try was created out of nothing … perhaps the pass might have been a bit forward,” Coach Warren Gatland said. “He’s been an outstanding performer, he always goes looking for the ball. I keep saying to him this week that he hasn’t got many to go… I’m not sure (it’s tonight) or maybe Australia on Dec. 3,” he said.Paul James, Welsh prop, said that Williams should definitely have a farewell game in Cardiff. “That guy has given everything to Welsh rugby over his career, he’s been a great servant on and off the field. I think he deserves a great send off. He’s a world-class player and a great mate.” This is just a quick clip of the massive hit he took. You can view full highlights on the RWC websiteADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play , Rugby World Cup Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHere’s the Purpose of These Little Bumps in the F and J Keys on Your KeyboardNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Maison Spirale / Nathanael Dorent + Mark Havasi

first_img “COPY” Houses Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Maison Spirale / Nathanael Dorent + Mark Havasi CopyHouses•Biéville-Beuville, France Save this picture!© Raphael Bourelly+ 26 Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ArchDaily 2015 Area:  149 m² Area:  149 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeNathanael DorentOfficeFollowMark HavasiOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBiéville-BeuvilleFrancePublished on November 27, 2015Cite: “Maison Spirale / Nathanael Dorent + Mark Havasi” 27 Nov 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BronzeBathroomsGeberitBathroom Series – ONESkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight F100 CircularMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassAluminium CompositesAmerican MetalcraftAluminum Panels – Decorative Fencing for BridgesPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsWater Facade PanelDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Concealed Sliding Door | MareaWall / Ceiling LightsiGuzziniExterior Light – WalkyWoodPlycoWood Boards – Birch LaserplyMore 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! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Maison Spirale / Nathanael Dorent + Mark HavasiSave this projectSaveMaison Spirale / Nathanael Dorent + Mark Havasi Year:  photographs:  Raphael BourellyPhotographs:  Raphael BourellySave this picture!© Raphael BourellyRecommended ProductsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesCeramicsApavisaTiles – JewelsFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesText description provided by the architects. Nathanael Dorent and Mark Havasi Paris based architects designed the Maison Spirale in a suburban area in Normandy near Caen, in the context of a standardized housing development.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanAs housing developments are progressing over the agricultural areas showing typical examples of projects with no identity – which we may call the “architectural no man’s land” – the project was to be critically opposed to this homogenous landscape and needed to express a different typology.Save this picture!© Raphael BourellyThe main idea behind this project was to build a house that would be filled with natural light, but at the same time protecting the inhabitants from the neighbors. The project is developed around a patio responding to this need of intimacy. The outside envelope is opaque whereas the interior facade is made of glass.Save this picture!Section AAThe volume of the house is compact (150m2) and evolves around the patio like a spiral open to the south, optimizing solar gain and giving the opportunity for different views on the garden and horizon.Save this picture!© Raphael BourellyThe interior is punctuated by different colorful blocks for each private and technical program (bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen…), leaving a continuous open space and circulation all around the patio.Save this picture!© Raphael BourellyProject gallerySee allShow lessWhy Cost Management Works Better when Architects Are in ChargeArticlesHiroshi Nakamura Describes the Inspiration Behind the Ribbon Chapel in This Stunning…Videos Share Photographs Year:  Architects: Mark Havasi, Nathanael Dorent Area Area of this architecture project 2015 Francelast_img read more

House on a Stream / Architecture BRIO

first_img Area:  300 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2013 Save this picture!© Sebastian Zachariah+ 29Curated by Clara Ott Share India ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Year:  House on a Stream / Architecture BRIO Projects CopyHouses•Alibaugh, India Manufacturers: AcorSave this picture!© Sebastian ZachariahRecommended ProductsWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingLightsVibiaCeiling Lights – BIGWindowsRodecaAluminium WindowsText description provided by the architects. With a stream running through the house, this retreat in Alibag is delicately woven into the landscape, alternately opening up and closing itself to the different characteristics of the site. A multitude of medicinal and fruit-bearing trees provide for an intimate ambiance and comfortable microclimate. Though seasonal, the streambed allows for an interesting landscape feature throughout the year. The house is placed on the banks of the stream where it makes a sudden S-curve. A short walk along the stream before entering the house builds up an element of anticipation. Like an organism trying to make the most use of its resources and surroundings, the house with its several limbs reaches out into the landscape making full use of the views within the site and dramatizes special moments: a beautiful tree, a view of the mountains beyond or the cascading stream during the monsoon rains. What started out as a Cartesian response to the site became deformed, stretched and pushed in.Save this picture!© Sebastian ZachariahThe house consists of two parts: the day areas of the house such as the dining/kitchen, the living room, and entrance verandah are separated from the master bedroom by a bridge that spans across the stream. Since the owners are passionate about cooking, the kitchen is made the heart and center of the house, a large, inviting volume with a high ceiling and a skylight that floods the space with light. This space forms the anchor of the house from where its various limbs branch out into the landscape around existing components of the site. The living room on the left is lifted off the ground to have a panoramic view of the mountain range in the distance. The guest room embraces an existing tree to create a courtyard and just peeks across the dining room to have a view over the length of the stream. The pool is aligned along the stream acting as a celebration of it during the monsoons, and a memory of it during the dry season.Save this picture!© Sebastian ZachariahThe orientation of the program is based on climatic considerations. The bedrooms are mostly west facing with large verandahs and get the evening sun. The living rooms face east once again with a large verandah. The kitchen, dining, and pool areas all look towards the north and are shaded by large trees. The south façade of the house is predominately closed and more solid with the exception of a picture window that frames the view out from the pantry to the fields beyond.Save this picture!© Sebastian ZachariahWhile the external structural concrete shell contracts and expands in the plan in the section it does so as well. The external form of the house responds to the site and its orientation and flows from high to low in accordance with the monolithic fluidity of its form. Internally, however, it responds to the creation of space and directs the eye to frame a particular view. The outside and inside are therefore apart and internal spaces are defined with volumes created by the changing thickness of the internal ceiling. The heaviness of this mass, however, is reversed by the lightness of the whitewashed walls and ceilings. A central skylight and large sliding doors, which span from floor to ceiling and wall to wall bring in the outside into the interiors. The cantilevered ‘limbs’ of the living room and two bedrooms defy the heaviness of the concrete volumes. By not resting it on the ground the relationship with the landscape paradoxically is strengthened.Save this picture!© Sebastian ZachariahA series of a-symmetrical axis create a path of discovery through the house. The arrival path is aligned with the axis of the pergola, which embracing the pool enters the dining room on the left side. One corner of the dining room overlaps with the conically shaped volume of the kitchen. By shifting the axis of the dining room off the axis of the kitchen and raising the level of the living room, this becomes a more secluded space. Furthermore, it allows a glazed door in the kitchen to open up to the outside and view along the external living room wall. At strategic positions in the house steel framed box windows protrude through the concrete walls. Placed symmetrically on the interior walls they highlight specific elements of the site, such as the bark of a tree, or peek from the master pavilion to the main house.Save this picture!© Sebastian ZachariahThe house is cast in plank-finished concrete with a vertical grain. The homogenous materialization emphasizes the sculptural quality of the house that is molding itself about the site. Concrete being left exposed in the humid Indian climate attracts a patina that becomes more rich and alive over time. More so the grey textured surface provides a muted surface against the vibrant green surrounding. Elegant timber screens further soften the greyness of the concrete. They not only form a buffer between the interior space and the exteriors but also create an intensive play of shadow and light on the floors and walls.Originally published on 16 November, 2013Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessCloudscapes / Transsolar & Tetsuo Kondo ArchitectsSelected ProjectsHouse G16 / Markus Mucha ArchitektSelected Projects Share Photographs:  Sebastian Zachariah Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project center_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” House on a Stream / Architecture BRIOSave this projectSaveHouse on a Stream / Architecture BRIO Photographs Architects: Architecture BRIO Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily “COPY” Houses CopyAbout this officeArchitecture BRIOOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAlibaughIcebergIndiaPublished on July 13, 2019Cite: “House on a Stream / Architecture BRIO” 13 Jul 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogFaucets / SinkshansgroheKitchen SinksGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceRetractable StructuresShadeFXRetractable Canopies in Beverly HillsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsWoodSculptformTimber Tongue and Groove CladdingSkylightsVELUX CommercialLonglight 5-30° – Modular SkylightsBars / Wire / MeshJakobWebnet – Sports NetSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteHanging LampsLuminisPendant Lights – HollowcoreHandicap BathroomAamsco Lighting, Inc.Mirror-Lux LED Illuminated MirrorMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?溪流上的住宅 / Architecture BRIO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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11m Britons online from home

Howard Lake | 1 February 2001 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  14 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement 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. Netvalue reports that more than 11m Britons access the Internet from home, an increase of more than 3m users in the past year. “Silver surfers”, those aged over 50, spend the most time online logging in 12.5 days per month, and overall Web activity has increased by more than 4 sessions per month compared to last year.Find out more from NetValue. 11m Britons online from home read more

Prison sentence deferred

first_img Record fine for Malaysian news site over readers’ comments August 30, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Prison sentence deferred to go further MalaysiaAsia – Pacific RSF_en News The blogger Amizudin Ahmat filed an appeal today against a 19 July court decision ordering him to pay 300,000 ringgit (100,000 US dollars) in damages to the minister of information, communications and culture, Rais Yatim, for allegedly defaming the minister in a blog entry.Reporters Without Borders urges the civil court hearing the appeal to be lenient and to overturn the 19 July ruling, issued by a Kuala Lumpur high court.——————————————Opposition blogger ordered to pay exorbitant damages to minister July 20, 2011A Kuala Lumpur court today ordered political blogger Amizudin Ahmat to pay 300,000 ringgit (100,000 US dollars) in damages and 100,000 ringgit (33,000 US dollars) in costs in a defamation suit brought by the minister of information, communications and culture, Rais Yatim, over a blog entry suggesting that he raped his Indonesian maid.The court issued its verdict on 4 July but did not set damages and costs until yesterday. The size of the total amount, 400,000 ringgit (133,000 US dollars), is exorbitant and constitutes an extraordinarily severe punishment for Amizudin, who blogs under the pen-name of Din Binjai.“Amizudin clearly did not take all the necessary care, but he was not the author of the contested article, which he copied from a website,” Reporters Without Borders said. “He subsequently apologized for not checking his sources and removed it from his blog. This evidence of good faith should have elicited a lenient response from the court and the minister, who instead persisted with his judicial persecution. We can only condemn this excessive damages award.”Amizudin, 42, posted the offending article on his blog on 28 December 2010. Headlined “Mister Minister, where are you trying to flee to?” it accused Rais of raping the Indonesian maid who worked for him from 1999 to 2007. The blogger said he copied it from the Harakah Daily website without checking the source and accepted that it could be wrong. The article quoted an August 2007 report by the Indonesian NGO Migrant Care about the mistreatment of Indonesian emigrant workers.After Rais filed his lawsuit, Amizudin travelled to Jakarta from 18 to 20 May in an attempt to meet the minister’s former maid. Although he could not locate her, he spoke to Migrant Care researcher Indah Utamin, who did not want to be a witness at the trial for fear of the Malaysian authorities, Amizudin said.The fact that Rais persisted with his lawsuit even after Amizudin had apologized and removed the article raises questions about his motives. A member of the opposition Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), Amizudin publicly accused a fellow party member of corruption last February. That person then left the party and joined Rais’ party, the ruling United Malays National Organization (UMNO).Malaysia is on the list of “countries under surveillance” in the “Enemies of the Internet” report that Reporters Without Borders released on 12 March. February 22, 2021 Find out more On 28 August, High Court Judge Datin Zabariah Mohd Yusof granted an application made by lawyers R. Sivarasa and Latheefa Koya to defer the prison sentence imposed on the blogger Amizudin Ahmat pending an appeal. The date of the appeal hearing has not yet been announced.Ahmat was sentenced on 10 August to three months’ imprisonment for contempt of court for breaking an order not to criticize the culture, information and communications minister, Rais Yatim (see below).———–10.08.2012 – Blogger Amizudin Ahmat given three-month sentence for contempt of courtThe judicial harassment of the blogger Amizudin Ahmat, a member of the opposition People’s Justice Party, took a new twist when High Court Judge Datin Zabariah Mohd Yusof sentenced him today to three months’ imprisonment for contempt of court for breaking an order not to criticize the culture, information and communications minister, Rais Yatim. March 17, 2021 Find out more Malaysian cartoonist Zunar facing possible sedition charge again Receive email alertscenter_img News New Malaysian ordinance threatens very concept of truth Help by sharing this information Without going into the merits of the case, Reporters Without Borders believes these proceedings to be unacceptable and the penalty disproportionate, and they pose a dangerous threat to freedom of expression concerning members of the government.“Instead of judging each article at issue in a spirit of open debate and giving Amizudin Ahmat a chance to defend himself, the justice system has quite simply reduced him to silence,” the press freedom organization said. “And, since he dared to express himself nonetheless, it deprived him of his freedom today. Unless the judges reconsider this decision immediately, they will be answerable for creating a serious precedent for freedom of news and information in Malaysia.” Ahmat, also known by the pen name Din Banjai, was sentenced to pay exorbitant damages for defamation (see below) and banned from publishing any further articles about the minister. Since then, he has posted 11 more articles on the subject, judged by the High Court to be defamatory. He was found guilty of serious contempt of court and, despite his explanations, the bench ruled that the repeated nature of the offence and the language he used merited severe punishment. Malaysia is among countries under surveillance in the list of Internet Enemies published in March by Reporters Without Borders. —————————23.01.2012 – Blogger ordered to pay huge damages to minister in defamation caseA Malaysian court has rejected an appeal by the blogger Amizudin Ahmat and ordered him to pay 300,000 ringgit (100,000 US dollars) in damages to the minister of information, communications and culture, Rais Yatim, for allegedly defaming him in a blog article.The Putrajaya appeal court ruled on 19 January that, in view of the minister’s “high social standing”, the damages were not excessive and it upheld the sum awarded by the High Court. Legal costs, originally amounting to 100,000 ringgit (33,000 dollars), were reduced by half.The blogger, better known by the pen name Din Binjai, posted a blog entry on 28 December 2010 in which he accused Rais of raping his Indonesian housemaid. It was a republication of an article taken from the website of the newspaper Harakah Daily, which the blogger recognized could have been wrong.Reporters Without Borders regrets that the Malaysian courts have imposed such a severe financial penalty on Amizudin Ahmat when he has publicly apologised for not having checked his sources and has shown goodwill by removing the offending article.The press freedom organization fears that this trial may set a dangerous precedent for journalists and bloggers who expose political scandals.It is also concerned by the proceedings launched against another blogger, Ahmad Sofian Yahya, who uses the pen name Sekupangdua. On 3 January, the member of parliament Nga Kor Ming launched a defamation case against him in the High Court, claiming 10,000 ringgit (3,000 dollars) in damages. In an article published on 16 December, the netizen alleged that the politician abused his position in 2008 to favour a company run by his wife in the award of a tailoring contract by the state of Perak, of which he was a representative.———-Blogger appeals against exorbitant damages award 1st August 2011 Follow the news on Malaysia MalaysiaAsia – Pacific News Organisation News January 29, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Editorial – Seeing sense: Medical device ban

first_imgLeggy Limerick & Stars of the Future- Talking points after Tipperary defeat Minister for Health, Simon HarrisTHE DECISION this week by Health Minister Simon Harris to listen to the voices of hundreds of women and halt the use of a medical device that is destroying their lives is to be welcomed.Undoubtedly his judgement in the matter was swayed to a great extent by concerns raised by Dooradoyle solicitor Melanie Power and the women she represents.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up But a tiny, cynical doubt raises the question about how much louder these women might have had to shout had another Limerick woman, Vicky Phelan, not spoken first?The Ministerial order to suspend the use of trans vaginal mesh to treat incontinence in women follows a similar order a few weeks ago in the UK.This is only a suspension but there is little doubt in the minds of the members of Mesh Survivors Ireland that it will become an outright ban once the facts and the testimonies come to light.The pain and suffering that women have endured because these devices are slicing into vital organs and becoming enmeshed with their own body parts is indescribable.But what is almost worse is the attitude of some members of the medical profession as reported to Ms Power.Woman say they have been dismissed, sidelined, insulted when they spoke about the effects of this device on their intimate relationships. Some were even told they were suffering psychological problems when they described real pain and suffering.Which was richly ironic, considering we don’t even have a scan in this country capable of seeing the plastic mesh device once it has been implanted.Clinicians were willing to believe their own suppositions rather than listen to their patients. Up to the moment the Minister called halt on Tuesday, women were still being scheduled for the procedure to insert this device.Medical practitioners are still defending its use on the basis that it helps solve incontinence – an embarrassing problem certainly, but much less distressing than a sliced kidney.The real cost of clinical deafness and blindness has yet to be counted. WhatsApp Opinion: Ireland’s win over Wales should restore confidence Plotting a bright future for the beating heart of the Mid-West Twitter Previous articleHow Dental Implants can Change your LifeNext article‘Special’ group of players enjoying all that is before them Editor Linkedin Ten ways to transform O’Connell Street CommentNewsEditorial – Seeing sense: Medical device banBy Editor – July 27, 2018 4018 center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Print Facebook A light rail network would put Limerick on fast track to growth Email Editorial – Adrienne’s legacy TAGScommenteditorial last_img read more

Global Content and Application Providers Market Report 2020: Market to Reach $45.6 Billion by…

first_img Facebook Facebook DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 26, 2021– The “Content and Application Providers – Global Market Trajectory & Analytics” report has been added to’s offering. Global Content and Application Providers Market to Reach $45.6 Billion by 2027 Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for Content and Application Providers estimated at US$33.9 Billion in the year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of US$45.6 Billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 4.3% over the analysis period 2020-2027. Hosting, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to record a 3.9% CAGR and reach US$23.9 Billion by the end of the analysis period. After an early analysis of the business implications of the pandemic and its induced economic crisis, growth in the Delivery segment is readjusted to a revised 4.4% CAGR for the next 7-year period. The U. S. Market is Estimated at $10 Billion, While China is Forecast to Grow at 4.1% CAGR The Content and Application Providers market in the U. S. is estimated at US$10 Billion in the year 2020. China, the world`s second largest economy, is forecast to reach a projected market size of US$8.1 Billion by the year 2027 trailing a CAGR of 4.1% over the analysis period 2020 to 2027. Among the other noteworthy geographic markets are Japan and Canada, each forecast to grow at 3.9% and 3.7% respectively over the 2020-2027 period. Within Europe, Germany is forecast to grow at approximately 4.2% CAGR. Transport Segment to Record 5.3% CAGR In the global Transport segment, USA, Canada, Japan, China and Europe will drive the 5.4% CAGR estimated for this segment. These regional markets accounting for a combined market size of US$5.8 Billion in the year 2020 will reach a projected size of US$8.3 Billion by the close of the analysis period. China will remain among the fastest growing in this cluster of regional markets. Led by countries such as Australia, India, and South Korea, the market in Asia-Pacific is forecast to reach US$5.1 Billion by the year 2027. The report presents concise insights into how the pandemic has impacted production and the buy side for 2020 and 2021. A short-term phased recovery by key geography is also addressed. Competitors identified in this market include, among others:Akamai Technologies, Inc.Alibaba (China) Co., Ltd.Amazon Web Services, Inc.Apple, Inc.Axel Springer SEBaidu, Inc.eBay Inc.Facebook, Inc.Google, Inc.LinkedIn CorporationMicrosoft CorporationNetflix, Inc.Oracle CorporationSina CorporationSpotify ABTencent Holdings LimitedTwitter, Inc.Yahoo!, Inc. Key Topics Covered: I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & REPORT SCOPE II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1. MARKET OVERVIEWGlobal Competitor Market SharesContent and Application Provider Competitor Market Share Scenario Worldwide (in %): 2019 & 2025Impact of Covid-19 and a Looming Global Recession 2. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS 3. MARKET TRENDS & DRIVERS 4. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVEContent and Application Providers Global Market Estimates and Forecasts in US$ Million by Region/Country: 2020-2027Content and Application Providers Global Retrospective Market Scenario in US$ Million by Region/Country: 2012-2019Content and Application Providers Market Share Shift across Key Geographies Worldwide: 2012 VS 2020 VS 2027Hosting (Service Type) World Market by Region/Country in US$ Million: 2020 to 2027Hosting (Service Type) Historic Market Analysis by Region/Country in US$ Million: 2012 to 2019Hosting (Service Type) Market Share Breakdown of Worldwide Sales by Region/Country: 2012 VS 2020 VS 2027Delivery (Service Type) Potential Growth Markets Worldwide in US$ Million: 2020 to 2027Delivery (Service Type) Historic Market Perspective by Region/Country in US$ Million: 2012 to 2019Delivery (Service Type) Market Sales Breakdown by Region/Country in Percentage: 2012 VS 2020 VS 2027Transport (Service Type) Geographic Market Spread Worldwide in US$ Million: 2020 to 2027Transport (Service Type) Region Wise Breakdown of Global Historic Demand in US$ Million: 2012 to 2019Transport (Service Type) Market Share Distribution in Percentage by Region/Country: 2012 VS 2020 VS 2027 III. MARKET ANALYSIS GEOGRAPHIC MARKET ANALYSISMarket Facts & FiguresContent and Application Provider Market Share (in %) by Company: 2019 & 2025Market AnalyticsContent and Application Providers Market Estimates and Projections in US$ Million by Service Type: 2020 to 2027Content and Application Providers Market in the United States by Service Type: A Historic Review in US$ Million for 2012-2019Content and Application Providers Market Share Breakdown by Service Type: 2012 VS 2020 VS 2027 IV. COMPETITIONTotal Companies Profiled: 42 For more information about this report visit View source version on CONTACT: Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager [email protected] For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900 KEYWORD: CHINA UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA ASIA PACIFIC INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY INTERNET SOURCE: Research and Markets Copyright Business Wire 2021. 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