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Australian banking body launches credit card consultation

first_imgLegal & compliance 6th December 2019 | By contenteditor Australian banking body launches credit card consultation AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Payments Regions: Oceania Australia The Australian Banking Association (ABA) is looking to gather stakeholder feedback on potential restrictions on the use of credit cards to fund online gambling, and how banks can help better protect players.The ABA noted that its members were growing increasing concerned about problem gamblers were increasingly concerned about credit cards being used to fund problem gambling.“Access to credit for gambling can create a unique harm whereby large amounts of debt can be accumulated in a limited period,” it explained. “For people with a gambling addiction, a credit card can lead to severe financial stress for the individual and their family.”Through the consultation, the ABA is ultimately looking for feedback of five key questions, first on the risk and concerns associated with credit card gambling. It is also looking to determine whether the banking industry believes there should be new restrictions, or a blanket prohibition, on their use, and whether this should apply to all forms of gambling.It also aims to gain a better idea of the potential consequences of prohibiting or restricting credit card gambling, and if so whether a transition period for banks to introduce new controls should be launched.This would see the prohibition on credit card use for gambling in casinos and gaming halls, in place since the early 2000s, to online sports betting and purchasing lottery tickets.Online operators are already prohibited from offering lines of credit to gamblers, with this ban implemented from February 2018, as part of the country’s National Consumer Protection Framework for Online Wagering.The ABA pointed out that some financial institutions have already blocked payments to gambling businesses for the credit cards they offer. This was part of a range of new controls that Australian banks have individually introduced, including automated messages warning players of higher interest and fees associated with credit card transactions, and voluntary blocking controls for gambling-related transactions.However, the Association is looking to develop a series of industry-wide controls to minimise gambling harms.This, it said, was an area where there had been little activity across the industry. There were, however, notable exceptions, such as the majority of US credit card issuers refusing gambling transactions, and the voluntary blocking tools launched by UK banks.Industry stakeholders, members of the public, gambling operators and other interested parties will have until 4 March, 2020 to share their views.The consultation launched yesterday (5 December), the same day on which the Australian parliament passed legislation to facilitate the establishment of a national self-exclusion register. The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) will be responsible for overseeing this system, and has already launched a request for proposals as it seeks a technology partner to manage the solution.This is the latest element of the country’s National Consumer Protection Framework for Online Wagering to be launched, since the full plans for the player protection controls were announced in December 2018.ACMA has already begun to use its powers to block access to unlicensed igaming sites, granted as part of the framework, with internet service providers ordered to block to Emu Casino and Fair Go Casino in November this year. Topics: Legal & compliance Lottery People Sports betting Tech & innovation Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter The Australian Banking Association (ABA) is looking to gather stakeholder feedback on potential restrictions on the use of credit cards to fund online gambling, and how banks can help better protect players. Interested parties will have until 4 March, 2020 to share their views on controls such as an outright ban, and how and when this could be implemented.last_img read more

England-W.I series fails to score big on BARC charts, delivers huge…

first_img WTC Final Day 2 Stumps: Brilliant Virat Kohli & Ajinkya Rahane saves the day for India as bad light stops play 33 overs early WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 2 Stumps: West Indies bowled out for 149 runs in 1st innings, SA lead by 149 runs Previous articleSerie A Live: Brescia vs Sampdoria Head to Head Statistics, LIVE Streaming Link, teams stats up, results, Date, Time, Watch LiveNext articleEngland vs Ireland 2nd ODI: When and Where to watch, ENG vs IRE ODI Live Telecast,Date and Time, Squads Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. 4STAR Sports 1 HindiICC WC-15 M-13 IND/SA352 Star Sports 1 Hindi on the back of its reruns of the ICC classic games involving India once again was the top channel of the week.  According to the data released by Sky Sports UK, average LIVE Sky TV audience across the 5 days of 2nd Test match was 534,000 – 7% higher than average of 2019 Ashes series.  RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR According to the Week 29th (18th July 2020 to 24th July 2020) Data Released by BARC India, 3 out of the top 5 shows this week belonged to the genre of WWE.  –  Sky Sports UK, average LIVE Sky TV audience across the 5 days of 2nd Test match was 534,000 – 7% higher than average of 2019 Ashes series.– 672,000 more unique LIVE Sky viewers than the 2017 West Indies series. And mind it, this number is only till the 2nd Test match. The numbers of the third and final match of the series won by the home team is still to be added to the mix.  All India (U+R) : NCCS All : 2+ Individuals, To get this data on your Twitter timeline, tweet with #BarcTweet Top 5 Sports Programs – 6.86million fans have watched 3mins + highlights on BBC. In comparison ASHES highlights was watched by 1.8 millions after the first two tests.  By Kunal Dhyani – July 31, 2020 BARC Week 29th Sports Genre : WWE steels the thunder of England vs West Indies series 2nd Test Match ICC WTC Final: 10 years of Virat Kohli’s Test career, 10 best moments of India’s greatest Test skipper Tokyo Olympics: Covid-19 scare continues after a Uganda team member tests positive Facebook Twitter Latest Sports News Week 29 Week 29: Saturday, 18th July 2020 to Friday, 24th July 2020 Cricket Cricket As per the data released by the network, the second match of the 3 game test series delivered phenomenally well and even more than much hyped ASHES in 2019 As was the case with the last two week ratings, historic series between England vs West Indies failed to deliver big on the BARC Charts in the Week 29th as well. Contrary to the television ratings in India, host broadcaster Sky Sports UK and BBC delivered phenomenal numbers on the England’s 2-1 series victory against the West Indies.  1Sony Ten 1WWE-BB-MARQUEE MATCHES397 RankChannel NameProgrammeImpressions (000s) 2STAR Sports 1 HindiICC WC-11 M-48 SF IND/PAK388 TAGSBARC Ratings Week 29England – West Indies series LIVEEngland & Wales Cricket BoardSky Sports UKWWE in India SHARE 3Sony Ten 1WWE-THE HORROR SHOW AT EXTREME RULES367 WTC Final LIVE Day 3: Weather forecast again not good, rain & bad-light all set to impact India vs New Zealand Day 3 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter 5Sony Ten 1L/T WWE-RAW TALK326 Cricket Latest Sports News YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. 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According to the data released, on an average people are watching around 2 hours each per day.  CricketLatest Sports NewsSport Tokyo Olympics Village: Organizers unveils Tokyo games athletes village to the media, check first look Cricket Football Euro 2020- Spain vs Poland Highlights: Spain held to 1-1 draw as Lewandowski’s Poland keep Euro hopes alive IND vs NZ in WTC Final: India batting coach says, ‘score above 250 on Day 3 would be good’, Kyle Jamieson feels it won’t… Cricket WTC final LIVE broadcast: ICC’s mega broadcast plan, India vs New Zealand live streaming starts today in 195 countries As expected, the series delivered big for the England & Wales Cricket Board broadcast partner Sky Sports and BBC.  WWE Marquee matches was the top show of the Week 29th in the sports genre. England vs West Indies series once again failed to make it to the top 5 shows of the week.  Cricket ENG W vs IND W: Mithali Raj says England will be in backfoot in limited overs series last_img read more

New Corporate TPS law could cost you even more

first_img Howard Lake | 15 July 2004 | News New Corporate TPS law could cost you even more Tagged with: Digital Individual giving Technology  38 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis If you thought that was bad enough, it gets worse. According to data agency MarketingFile.com, TPS Ltd, the company who administer the scheme, have announced that the Corporate TPS file will not contain sole traders or partnerships. These will continue to be held in the “individual” or consumer TPS file. As a result, unless you know the legal status of the business you want to call, you will have to check the number against both TPS files. Total cost for subscribing to both corporate and consumer TPS files? £11,250 per year.Looks like 200,000 or so charities and community groups are going to have to boost their fundraising simply to ensure that they can continue to use the telephone to call businesses legally.So, what can you do to make sure you don’t break the law? MarketingFile.com of course does have some commercial solutions on offer. These include automated TPS call-barring which will simply prevent a call from your staff to a TPS-barred number from being connected.It also offers a free service, numbercheck.co.uk, which enables you to check a limited number of numbers one-at-a-time against the TPS files.For larger volumes of hundreds or even a few thousand numbers MarketingFile.com suggests you download and install its plug-in for Microsoft Excel. This lets you check numbers at a cost of 1p per number.One other solution is if NCVO lobbies successfully to secure exemption for charities from the new regulations. VolResource Newsletter No. 164 reported this week that lobbying is undeway.center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The cost of adhering to the new Corporate Telephone Preference Service (TPS) legislation could now reach £11,250 a year, according to MarketingFile.com. Which makes a £5,000 fine for failing to comply look almost attractive.The Corporate TPS legislation came into force in June 2004 and gives businesses the right to opt-out from unsolicited telephone calls. Since most charities call businesses at some point during the year to ask for their support in some way, the legislation directly affects them because they must not called a company that is registered with the service. If they do, then they face a fine of £5,000.How do you comply with the legislation? You need to screen every company telephone number you plan to call against the TPS list. To do this you have to subscribe to the Corporate TPS file at a cost of £3,750 per year. 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Who’s moving? Charity recruitment round-up

first_imgWho’s moving? Charity recruitment round-up AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Tagged with: Charity People Recruitment / people Melanie May | 23 November 2018 | News CAFOD announces new DirectorChristine Allen has been announced as the new Director of CAFOD. Allen has held leadership positions at two faith-based international development organisations for the last 17 years. Since 2012, Allen has been the Director of Policy and Public Affairs for Christian Aid. Allen was Progressio’s Executive Director for 11 years, from 2001-2012. Before joining Progressio, she worked for ten years in the area of housing, poverty and social exclusion in the UK as Head of Public Affairs at the National Housing Federation and Education Department Coordinator at CHAS. Her career began as a field worker with the Justice and Peace Commission in the Archdiocese of Liverpool in 1987 and as CAFOD’s campaigns coordinator in 1989.  173 total views,  1 views today Depaul UK appoints Executive Director for Fundraising & CommunicationsDepaul UK has appointed Paul McKenzie as its Executive Director for Fundraising and Communications. McKenzie is currently Head of Philanthropy & Partnerships at Battersea where he grew income from £666,000 to £3million in four years and built up a 17-strong team covering four income streams: corporate, philanthropy, special events and trusts. He has also previously worked for Age UK and Action for Children in various fundraising roles.  174 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Mayor’s Fund for London appoints new Chief ExecutiveThe Mayor’s Fund for London, has announced the appointment of Kirsty McHugh as its new Chief Executive, effective 1 January 2019. McHugh is currently Chief Executive of the Employment Related Services Association (ERSA). Prior to ERSA, she spent over eight years at Business in the Community, as Director of Partnerships and then Director of Regeneration. Her experience includes running the largest employee volunteering programme in the UK, plus running programmes in some of the most deprived parts of the country. She has also recently sat on a Big Lottery Fund panel for the national Building Better Opportunities programme, works with the social investor, Impetus-Private Equity Foundation, and is a board director of a local housing association in East London. Advertisement ThinkForward announces new CEOThinkForward has announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive. Ashley McCaul started in post on 19 November. She is an experienced leader who has held senior positions in the not-for-profit and education sectors for over 20 years. For the last 13 years, she has led the charity, London Skills for Growth, a post-16 education provider with bases across East and South East London. Seven new and recent appointments in the charity sector including CAFOD’s new Director, and new CEOs for ThinkForward, Mayor’s Fund for London, and Marie Curie. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library appoints Executive DirectorDolly Parton’s Imagination Library has appointed Marion Gillooly as Executive Director to lead growth initiatives in the UK. Most recently, Gillooly served as the Head of Strategic Development and Innovation for Includem, where she played a key role in achieving service growth and expanding funding through relationships with independent trusts and foundations in her time at Includem. Prior to her work there, Gillooly spent over 12 years in in a variety of public sector roles advising and leading children’s and social care sector initiatives. Matthew Reed appointed Chief Executive of Marie CurieMarie Curie has announced the appointment of Matthew Reed as its new Chief Executive as of February. Reed joins the charity from The Children’s Society where he has been Chief Executive for the last seven years. Previously he was Chief Executive of The Cystic Fibrosis Trust and Marketing Director at Christian Aid. From 2015 to 2016 Matthew was the independent chair of the Birmingham Commission on Child Poverty. Reed has a degree in Theology from the University of Oxford, a degree in Engineering and Management from the University of Nottingham, and a Masters in Management from the University of Surrey. Social and Sustainable Capital appoints Gilly Orr as Fund Development DirectorSocial and Sustainable Capital (SASC) has appointed Gilly Orr as Fund Development Director. Orr joins the team designing, developing and raising investment for new products that SASC plans to launch in the near future, including a fund that will set a benchmark in how capital is made available for meeting housing needs in the charitable sector. She brings extensive experience of large-scale project management in the public, private and third sectors to the SASC team. Prior to joining, she worked in youth services and was Interim Head of Enterprise and Investment at UK Youth and Head of Social Partnerships at Tomorrow’s People. Before this, Orr spent 14 years in journalism.last_img read more

Charlottesville, Va., acts to ‘Smash White Supremacy’

first_imgThousands arrived in Charlottesville, Va., on July 8 to protest the Klan and their cop protectors. The city, under the guise of so-called “free speech,” had granted a permit to the terrorist Klan to have a “recruitment rally” at the city courthouse.Those in opposition to the Klan mobilized for weeks beforehand in Charlottesville, throughout Virginia, the East Coast and beyond to build a mighty act of people’s resistance. Mass protests have been taking place in the city over the demand of working-class and oppressed people to remove white supremacist Confederate statues memorializing terrorists such as Gen. Robert E. Lee, the commander of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia revered by racists.In the face of hundreds of fully armed cops from at least seven jurisdictions, including the Virginia State Police, many in riot gear, and with police helicopters overhead, people’s fighters took over Justice Park, where the courthouse is located and surrounded the building.For at least an hour before Klan members arrived, protesters militantly and loudly let it be known that white supremacy in any form, anywhere will be resisted by any means necessary. Protesters joined picket lines and filled the streets adjacent to the park, holding high signs and banners declaring “Jobs Not the Klan,” “Kops and the Klan Go Hand in Hand,” “Black Lives Matter,” “Ban Racists, Not Refugees,” “Smash White Supremacy” and other slogans.Due to the people’s protest, Klan members were delayed in arriving at the park and were only able to get inside fenced-in barricades with assistance from hundreds of cops. Protesters blocking an entrance to prevent Klan members from entering the park were brutalized by cops and then arrested.While inside the barricades and protected by the cops, the Klan was drowned out by protesters’ militant chants. After the cops allowed the Klan to go over their permit time by at least 20 minutes, they escorted Klan members to their vehicles, parked in a city-owned garage. While protesters were objecting to this outrageous process, they were attacked by cops physically and with tear gas. At least 23 were arrested and at least two have been charged with felonies.Despite the cop attacks, protesters militantly defended their space and remained until the last arrested person was out of jail on bond at midnight.Anti-racist protesters are now mobilizing for another fightback against white supremacists from a variety of terrorist organizations that claim they will have a so-called alt-right demonstration in Charlottesville on Aug. 12.To make a contribution to the legal fund, visit tinyurl.com/yagsa8wn/.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Men’s tennis continues sweep streak with win over SMU

first_imgFacebook Men’s tennis finishes 2-1 at ITA Indoor Nationals printLuc Fomba and Sander Jong Photo by Jack WallaceNo. 12 TCU men’s tennis earned its third straight sweep Saturday afternoon with a win over SMU. The win marks the team’s fifth sweep of the season. TCU’s last two sweeps came against No. 10 NC State and No. 6 Texas A&M at the ITA Indoor National Championships in Madison, Wisconsin. The Horned Frogs secured the doubles point on courts two and three. The newly-ranked pair of No. 57 Sander Jong and Tadeas Paroulek earned an early break and held serve throughout the match to defeat their opponents 6-3. The pair is now 6-2 on the season. Luc Fomba and Bertus Kruger earned their seventh doubles victory of the season with a 7-5 win to clinch the doubles point. The win is the pair’s fourth straight doubles victory after going 3-0 at the ITA Indoor National Championships. The No. 19 pair of Alastair Gray and Jacob Fearnley fell 6-3 on court one. “It was a very close match; doubles came down to the wire,” head coach David Roditi said. Jong secured the first singles point at the No. 6 position. Jong played tough against his opponent, leading to a 6-1, 6-2 win. The win was his fourth straight this season and fifth overall. Jong is tied for the most singles wins on the team. The second singles victory came from Paroulek. After winning the opening set 6-4, he continued his momentum and won the second set 6-1. The win is Paroulek’s second singles win of the season and his first win at the No. 3 position. The clinching win came from Kruger at the No. 5 position. He defeated his opponent 6-4, 6-2. The win is Kruger’s first of the year since returning from an injury. The remaining three singles matches were unfinished, but TCU was leading in each of the second sets. TCU plays again Sunday afternoon against No. 40 University of South Florida. The match is set to begin at 12:30 p.m. on TCU’s outdoor courts. Previous articleHoroscope: February 23, 2020Next articleWomen’s golf looks to bounce back in Houston Nikki Spellman RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Men’s tennis dominates Tulsa 7-0 Twitter Men’s tennis continues win streak with wins over No. 14 Ole Miss and No. 8 Stanford Nikki Spellmanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nikki-spellman/ Linkedin Nikki Spellmanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nikki-spellman/ Nikki Spellmanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nikki-spellman/ Luc Fomba and Sander Jong Photo by Jack Wallacecenter_img Men’s tennis continues win streak, defeats USF 6-1 Facebook ReddIt Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award ReddIt Nikki Spellmanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nikki-spellman/ Nikki Spellman + posts Linkedin TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Twitterlast_img read more

US – Ahead of Election Day, dozens of candidates have pledged to protect press freedom by signing RSF’s Press Freedom Pact

first_imgNews WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Organisation RSF / BETC United StatesAmericas Media independenceInternational bodiesEvents News April 28, 2021 Find out more A pledge of just under 50 words, RSF’s Press Freedom Pact urges US political leaders to use the opportunity of this election to begin to restore the nation’s press freedom record at home and abroad.The list of signatories includes three sitting incumbents — Representatives Adam Schiff (D-CA), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), and Gerald Connolly (D-VA) — along with more than 40 additional candidates from all parties vying for office nationwide. RSF is grateful to all candidates who have signed the pact and applauds their efforts to champion the vital role of the free press in American democracy. The full list of signatories can be viewed on the campaign landing page. “We are encouraged to have the support of dozens of candidates who have pledged to take leadership in beginning to turn the United States’ worrying press freedom record around. We challenge all candidates – regardless of party affiliation – to join them by signing the pact before Election Day. There’s never been a more urgent time for concrete action to protect journalists and defend press freedom at home and abroad,” said Rebecca Vincent, RSF Director of International Campaigns. In the past two weeks alone, government retaliation against independent journalism has grown. On 22 October, President Trump violated his agreement with CBS News, preemptively releasing his 60 Minutes interview in an effort to retaliate against journalist Lesley Stahl – who, along with her family, received death threats following the interview and are now reportedly living under a protective detail. Meanwhile, US Agency for Global Media CEO Michael Pack rescinded the editorial “firewall” regulation which protected the journalistic independence of Voice of America and other networks from political interference. Additionally, the Department of Homeland Security has nearly finalized a deeply concerning draft rule that restricts visas for foreign journalists from five years to just 240 days. RSF calls again for all candidates running for elected office to join the nearly 50 signatories of the Press Freedom Pact in defending the independent media from undue political interference, intimidation and attack. RSF also encourages the public to mobilise in calling for candidates running in their  local, state, or federal elections to pledge their support to protect press freedom by signing the pact. The United States is ranked 45th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index.Notes:For more information on the #PressFreedom Pact, visit the campaign landing page on RSF’s website, or contact RSF USA communications manager Collin Boylin at cboylin(a)rsf.org or via telephone at (202) 813-9497, extension 3. RSF_en NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say News United StatesAmericas Media independenceInternational bodiesEvents center_img Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information June 7, 2021 Find out more to go further November 2, 2020 US – Ahead of Election Day, dozens of candidates have pledged to protect press freedom by signing RSF’s Press Freedom Pact June 3, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on United States Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says News Ahead of the November 3rd election, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has obtained dozens of signatures on the Press Freedom Pact, a commitment from candidates running for elected office in the United States to publicly reaffirm the principles of press freedom enshrined by the First Amendment. last_img read more

US — #WeeklyAddress July 10 – July 17: Federal Judge censors Los Angeles Times

first_img June 7, 2021 Find out more April 28, 2021 Find out more News Journalist harassed by ‘Roe v. Wade’ movie crew member while filming On the morning of July 12, journalist for The Daily Beast, Will Sommer, was harassed outside the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC during the filming of an upcoming movie entitled ‘Roe v. Wade’. According to Sommer’s account of the situation, “a man later identified by police as a member of the crew came over to where I was sitting in a public space with a group of tourists and grabbed my notepad out of my hand by force.” The man then ripped up pages of the notebook and refused to give the journalist’s property back. After Sommer called the Park Police, the man gave the notebook back but “the officer declined to stop the man, reveal his name, file an incident report, or talk to other members of the crew, insisting that the problem had already been solved” said Sommer. Read more about this incident on the US Press Freedom Tracker.Trump continues ‘fake news’ campaign, again refers to press as “enemy of the people” In a July 13 joint press conference with Theresa May, President Trump refused to take any questions from CNN Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta. When Acosta asked if he could ask a question, Trump responded by calling on a Fox News reporter instead: “John Roberts, go ahead. CNN’s fake news. I don’t take questions from CNN.” The president then took to twitter the next day to further criticize the publication, stating: On July 9, a Dallas federal judge ruled there was enough evidence to allow a jury to decide whether an officer violated citizen journalist Avi Adelman’s First Amendment rights when he was arrested in 2016 in Dallas, Texas. Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) officer Stephanie Branch detained Adelman for filming a man receiving medical treatment on DART property, and Adelman was charged with criminal trespassing. Although the charge was dropped a week later, Adelman filed a lawsuit against the officer in September 2016 for violating his 1st and 4th amendment rights. Just last week journalist Susan Greene, a reporter from the Colorado Independent was detained for taking photos of a police stop.  According to the US Press Freedom Tracker, 3 journalists have been arrested in the United States in 2018 so far. FREDERIC J. BROWN / AFP to go further Congressman calls CNN “fake news” for covering controversial past Representative for Ohio’s 4th congressional district Jim Jordan accused CNN of being “fake” news in the wake of investigative reporting done by the news outlet in response to an ongoing controversy involving Jordan’s tenure as assistant wrestling coach at Ohio State University.Jordan has received extensive backlash for his comment, with one woman tweeting “If CNN were fake news, as you suggest, why would they bother contacting all 100+ of your former staff and interns? Wouldn’t they just make up a fake story? You are fake news.” On July 14, U.S. District Judge John F. Walter ordered the revision of an article published that same day in the Los Angeles Times about Glendale, California police officer John Saro Balian and his connections with the Mexican mafia. Though the court case against Balian was meant to be sealed, it was accidentally published on PACER, a public online federal court documents database. Judge Walter did not go into detail regarding the legal justification for censoring the article. “We believe that once material is in the public record, it is proper and appropriate to publish it if it is newsworthy,” said Norman Pearlstine, executive editor of the LA Times. The paper plans to fight the court order.  To learn more about this incident, read RSF’s publication: ALERT: US – RSF concerned by federal court’s censorship of the Los Angeles Times. Massachusetts newspaper receives violent threat Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says Chicago reporter shoved to the ground by police while covering protest In a July 14 tweet, Chicago Sun Times reporter Nader Issa tweeted that he got shoved to the ground by two Chicago police officers who smacked his phone out of his hand while he covered protests surrounding the Saturday shooting of local barber Harith Augustus. Issa says he was wearing his press badge and identified himself as a reporter which didn’t stop the officers who “rushed the parking lot and started hitting people” according to the tweet. Issa later released the video of his encounter with officers. The conduct by the Chicago police department has angered many, with one journalist stating “Police in Chicago killed a barber. Then rushed the killer off the scene.  Then charged protesters. Then tried to set dogs on them. All the while brutalizing journalists documenting the event. Tell me where policing isn’t broken.” The United States ranks 45th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index after falling 2 places in the last year. Organisation For the latest updates, follow RSF on twitter @RSF_en. News July 16, 2018 US — #WeeklyAddress July 10 – July 17: Federal Judge censors Los Angeles Times June 3, 2021 Find out more The DHS describes suspicious photography as snapping images of “personnel, facilities, security features, or infrastructure,”  This isn’t the first time the DHS has taken action that seems to be at odds with the freedom of the press; in April it was revealed that the DHS was compiling a database of journalists and media influencers. Below are the most notable incidents regarding threats to press freedom in the US during the week of July 10 – July 17: WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Jury to hear case of citizen journalist unlawfully arrested in Texas United StatesAmericas Receive email alerts In a July 9 tweet, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) tweeted an image urging people to speak up against “suspicious” photography and surveillance near their facilities, claiming the activities could be terrorism-related. Then as Trump headed to Helsinki, Finland to meet with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, he again referred to the US news media as the “enemy of the people.” Follow the news on United States Federal Judge censors Los Angeles Times Help by sharing this information News The Walpole Times, a print newspaper in Walpole, Massachusetts, said it had to temporarily shut down their office and increase security following a threat from a former journalist Amy Zuckerman. According to the Walpole police chief, Zuckerman threatened one of the paper’s reporters over email, including “shooting a firearm through the window of The Walpole Times while people were there.” Zuckerman, who was a journalist for over 40 years, reportedly has had a history of mental illness. She did not work for The Walpole Times. The Times received these threats just weeks after the targeted shooting at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland on July 28 that left 5 dead, including 4 journalists. News ‘Photography could be a sign of terrorism’ warns the Department of Homeland Security Huffington Post journalist denied entry to US Capitol RSF_en Huffington Post journalist Matt Fuller was denied entry into the US Capitol despite having a temporary press pass. According to Fuller, the officer “then decided to be incredibly rude and is now reporting me because I told him I’d be reporting him.” This isn’t the first case of access restrictions for journalists covering the Capitol. Last year reporters were informed that Capitol reporters were not allowed to film interviews with senators in hallways anymore, instead requiring the journalist to seek permission from both the senators in question and the Senate Rules Committee’s chief counsel. NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say United StatesAmericas last_img read more

Citizens’ Climate Lobby Conference: How to Organize, Develop Activists

first_imgFaith & Religion Events Citizens’ Climate Lobby Conference: How to Organize, Develop Activists Neighborhood Church, January 9th, 9:30 a.m. Article and Photo courtesy of Neighborhood Church Published on Monday, December 28, 2015 | 12:29 pm Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe Make a comment Herbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRemove Belly Fat Without Going Under The KnifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 16 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News More Cool Stuffcenter_img Business News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday This month in Paris,  195 countries agreed to set ambitious goals to limit global warming.  Start off the new year by helping achieve these necessary goals at the next  Citizens’ Climate Lobby on Saturday, January 9th, 9:30 a.m. – noon at Room 21 (Music Room).Participants will hear an international telecon with Hahrie Han, author of the book How Organizations Develop Activists, and then  strategize on how we can get our local representatives to support effective legislation on climate change.  For more information, contact Peter Eisenhardt at [email protected] Church, 301 N. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena, (626) 449-3470 or visit neighborhooduu.org. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

JPL, Caltech Study Analyzes Four Corners Methane Sources

first_img Community News Business News Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena First Heatwave Expected Next Week The Four Corners region of New Mexico and Colorado. Numerous light-colored spots are sites of gas and oil development. Credit: Flickr user Doc Searls, CC-BY-SA 2.0In an extensive airborne survey, a NASA-led team has analyzed a previously identified “hot spot” of methane emissions in the Four Corners region of the United States, quantifying both its overall magnitude and the magnitudes of its sources. The study finds that just 10 percent of the individual methane sources are contributing half of the emissions.Scientists from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Caltech; the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Boulder, Colorado; and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, used two JPL airborne spectrometers to identify and measure more than 250 individual sources of methane. The sources emitted the gas at rates ranging from a few pounds to 11,000 pounds (5,000 kilograms) per hour. Results are published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in a paper titled “Airborne methane remote measurements reveal heavy-tail flux distribution in Four Corners region.” Christian Frankenberg of JPL and Caltech is the lead author.As a greenhouse gas, methane is very efficient at trapping heat in Earth’s atmosphere, contributing to global warming. In the Four Corners region, where Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah meet, methane emissions are primarily associated with the production and transport of natural gas from coal beds. The odorless, colorless gas is difficult to detect without scientific instruments.The experiment was a proof of concept for airborne detection of methane, according to Frankenberg. “That we could observe this distribution in a widespread geographical area and collect enough plumes to perform a statistical analysis was a pleasant surprise,” he said.A group of researchers including Frankenberg originally detected the Four Corners methane hot spot using past observations from a European satellite. Last year, he and JPL colleagues joined a campaign, led and funded by NOAA, to investigate the hot spot, called Twin Otter Projects Defining Oil/gas Well emissioNs (TOPDOWN). The campaign also included researchers from the University of Michigan. Each participating institution deployed its own suite of instruments.The NASA spectrometers used in the study can identify certain atmospheric gases, including methane, by the way the gases absorb sunlight. NOAA provided airborne plume measurements that were used to calibrate and validate the NASA data.NASA collects data from space, air, land and sea to increase our understanding of our home planet, improve lives and safeguard our future. NASA develops new ways to observe and study Earth’s interconnected natural systems with long-term data records. The agency freely shares this unique knowledge and works with institutions around the world to gain new insights into how our planet is changing.For more information about NASA’s Earth science activities, visit http://www.nasa.gov/earth EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS HerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Power Yourself As A WomanHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment Top of the News center_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Science and Technology JPL, Caltech Study Analyzes Four Corners Methane Sources By ALAN BUIS Published on Monday, August 15, 2016 | 11:28 am 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community Newslast_img read more