Italy 2018: Bet365 and Stars head €1.5bn market

first_imgBingo Email Address Tags: Card Rooms and Poker Online Gambling PokerStars finished 2018 as top dog in Italy’s largest online segment of casino, claiming 9.6% or €6.82m of the €710m GGR generated by licensed operators, according to estimates exclusively provided to iGB by Ficom Leisure.  AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter PokerStars finished 2018 as top dog in Italy’s largest online segment of casino, claiming 9.6% or €6.82m of the €710m GGR generated by licensed operators, according to estimates exclusively provided to iGB by Ficom Leisure.Italy’s online casino and slots market grew by 25% year-on-year in 2018, on the back of a 29% year-on-year increase in 2017.Double-digit growth from online sports bettng, up 14% from 2017 to €640.9m, saw the market top the €1.5bn mark for the first time, having smashed the landmark €1bn barrier just two years ago (see first chart below).Ficom Leisure’s Christian Tirabassi said: “The Italian online gaming and betting market continues its upward trend in 2018 with €219m growth over 2017 amounting to €1.53bn, which represents a 17% year-on-year growth.“Casino & slots and sports betting are still the main GGR drivers on the online market with market shares of 46% and 42%, respectively.”Bet365 finished the year atop the country’s remote betting market with 16.4% market share, fighting off the challenge of Planetwin365 which emerged in the first half of 2018. The multi-channel operator ended the year in second place with 14.7%.The Stoke-headquarted giant also finished the year with 7.1% share of the country’s total regulated betting market, despite not operating a retail business there.“The sports betting market upward trend has also persisted, leading to a GGR of €1.48b, 57% of which from landbased and 43% from online/mobile,” Tirabassi added.PokerStars predictably headed the country’s poker market with 63.3% of the tournament revenue and 40.1% of ring games, although both segments saw a year-on-year contraction, tournaments down marginally 82m from €83.2m with the more fragmented cash games market down 7% to €65.2m.Scroll down for the full 2016-18 interactive dashboards, followed by operator market shares for 2018 across casino, sports betting and poker.All data and figures are processed by leading European corporate advisory firm Ficom Leisure, a specialist in all segments of the betting and gaming sector.Ficom Leisure also provides monthly figures on the New Jersey online market in the New Jersey iGaming Dashboard. It also provides quarterly figures on the Spanish online market in the Spain iGaming Dashboard and on the Danish online market in the Denmark iGaming Dashboard. Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Sports betting Bingo Poker Italy 2018: Bet365 and Stars head €1.5bn market Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 10th January 2019 | By Stephen Carter Regions: Europe Southern Europe Italylast_img read more

Arguing the case against manifesto destiny

first_img In Spain as in the UK, those on either side of otherwise wholly riven political divides now appear united on the need for further restrictions on gambling. But there are some battles the industry can and should be focused on winning, argues Scott Longley Email Address Topics: Legal & compliance 3rd December 2019 | By Stephen Carter Arguing the case against manifesto destiny Subscribe to the iGaming newslettercenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: Europe UK & Ireland Southern Europe Spain Legal & compliance In Spain as in the UK, those on either side of otherwise wholly riven political divides now appear united on the need for further restrictions on gambling. But there are some battles the industry can and should be focused on winning, argues Scott LongleyThe degree to which, to twist the normal phrase, we need to take the statements of politicians when they are talking about gambling both seriously and literally is evident right now in the UK and Spain.To take the UK first. In the midst of a general election campaign that appears to be plumbing new depths of mendacity, for the gambling industry the various manifesto commitments of the major parties need to be addressed.The ruling Conservative Party said at the end of the month that it would review the Gambling Act with particular attention being paid to credit card payments and video loot boxes.This followed on from the Labour Party’s commitment also revisit the Gambling Act while also introducing a statutory levy to fund problem gambling initiatives as well as unspecified ‘gambling limits’ while the Liberal Democrats also pledged to end credit card transactions for gambling and would legislate for further responsible gambling measures.This cross-party consensus for action to be taken resembles the trajectory of the debate elsewhere, notably in Spain where the new PSOE and Podemos coalition agreement makes mention of gambling as one area where the two sides definitely agree.Hoping to head off further measures around advertising – where the prospect looms of a total ban on advertising – Spanish online operators’ lobby group Jdigital announced a voluntary code which included a whistle-to-whistle ban as well as the setting of new bonus limits and the ending of endorsements by sports stars.These are all sensible measures but the impression from the recent Gaming in Spain conference in Madrid was that the issue was near enough settled and that a full-on advertising ban was in the offing.“It doesn’t take a rocket scientist,” said Santiago Asensi, lawyer with Asensi Abogados, from the stage. “This is no longer a bureaucratic issue – this is societal issue,” he added. “My absolute bet is that the government will push for these things.”His view was echoed by María Rosa Rotondo, managing partner for Spain and Portugal at Political Intelligence, who said the gambling industry now had “no allies in Parliament.”“The reputation of the online sector is contaminated by the bad reputation of land-based gambling halls and betting shops,” she added. “At present, neither society nor politicians differentiate between online and land-based gambling.”This was also alluded to by Juan Espinosa Garcia, director general at the Directorate General for the Regulation of Gambling (DGOJ), who made the point that complaints about betting to local authorities about the number of high-street betting shops, had grown “exponentially”.The cross-contamination between online and land-based concerns is familiar to anyone who has followed the debate in the UK and it is problematic because, in the UK at least, a focus on land-based betting meant the industry’s opponents were able to follow a divide-and-rule strategy.A viable future for all This is particularly dangerous given that when it comes to politics, gambling appears to be one of the very few issues where those on either side of otherwise wholly riven political divides can meet in the middle.Espinosa Garcia said in Madrid that the industry had to work to ensure it was “socially viable” and this is true in other jurisdictions as much as it is in Spain. He noted, for instance, that the sector had recently received a boost via a cut in taxes and that it “there has to be something in return” from the sector.The measures announced by Jdigital are doubtless an attempt to do just that but they are likely to be superseded by further action on advertising. What the industry does in response is vital.In the UK, meanwhile, what was an anti-FOBT campaign has now transmuted into a full-on anti-gambling campaign with the latest measure to be floated a £2 maximum stake for online gaming.As has been said elsewhere, for the industry to combat this argument out-of-hand rejections will not suffice. Again at Gaming in Spain, Matt Zarb-Cousin, now at co-founder of Gamban and previously a prominent campaigner against FOBTs, said the inability of the gambling companies to even address affordability limits is harming the industry in the eyes of the legislators.Now, there are some very good reasons why the introduction of affordability limits on gambling spend as a proportion of income might not work, not least because players could simply use multiple accounts.But these arguments can and should be discussed in public. To not even engage hands opponents a stick with which to beat the industry and currently the campaigners hold a lot of sticks.The manifesto mentions in the UK and the inclusion of gambling within the Spanish coalition agreement suggest that some battles have been lost. But the wider war to establish, in the words of Espinosa Garcia, social viability is still there to be won.last_img read more

Clydestone (Ghana) Limited ( 2008 Annual Report

first_imgClydestone (Ghana) Limited ( listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2008 annual report.For more information about Clydestone (Ghana) Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Clydestone (Ghana) Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Clydestone (Ghana) Limited (  2008 annual report.Company ProfileClydestone (Ghana) Limited is a global information and communications technology company with offices in Ghana, Nigeria and Kenya. The company uses cutting-edge innovations to provide information technology solutions for financial institutions involved in financial document processing, remittance processing and transaction switching. Its product range encompasses: G-Switch, an electronic payment platform; G-Secure, a card authentication programme; Remita, modular system for e-payments; UnionPay Processor; automated check clearing; ATM and cash processing; multi-vendor ATM software solutions and multi-factor authentication. Clydestone is a Principle Acquiring Member of UnionPay International and offers acquiring services to 19 banks in Africa and provides check truncation systems to 12 leading banks in Ghana. Clydestone (Ghana) Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

ERA3 – Eraclito Housing / LPzR architetti associati

first_img Photographs Italy ERA3 – Eraclito Housing / LPzR architetti associatiSave this projectSaveERA3 – Eraclito Housing / LPzR architetti associati Projects Area:  1500 m² Area:  1500 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeLPzR architetti associatiOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsMilanoMilanCerviaHousingItalyPublished on May 15, 2013Cite: “ERA3 – Eraclito Housing / LPzR architetti associati” 15 May 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – MetrisVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ EffectPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceBricksEndicottBrick Facade at the Bruce Nesbitt African American Cultural CenterBathroom FurnitureBradley Corporation USAToilet Partition CubiclesSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight F100 CircularLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenRailing / BalustradesSolarluxBalcony Glazing – SL 60eUrban ShadingPunto DesignPublic Architecture in Residential ComplexDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Products in Palazzo VolpiChairshorgenglarusUpholstered Chair – diva 5-154Wall / Ceiling LightsHE WilliamsLED Downlight – 4DR RoundMore products »Save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 2008 Save this picture!© Gabriele Pranzo-Zaccaria, Chiara Pranzo-Zaccaria+ 27 Share Year:  Year:  Apartments Main Contractor: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2008center_img ERA3 – Eraclito Housing / LPzR architetti associati FV Progetti, Filippo Valaperta “COPY” Structural Engineer: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Simon s.p.a. “COPY” CopyApartments•Milano, Italy Construction Supervisor:Gabriele Pranzo-ZaccariaAssistant To Construction:Camelia StefanGeologist:PAEBClient:MD-groupDesign Team:Gabriele Pranzo-Zaccaria, Federico ReyneriCity:MilanoCountry:ItalyMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Gabriele Pranzo-Zaccaria, Chiara Pranzo-ZaccariaRecommended ProductsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapOn the ashes of an industrial building arises a new residential complex of 25 apartments. Save this picture!© Gabriele Pranzo-Zaccaria, Chiara Pranzo-Zaccaria The intervention area is situated in the northern outskirts of Milan, near Sesto San Giovanni and viale Monza, one of the major radial avenues of the city. The lot is rectangular in shape (27×40 m) and faces Eraclito Street along its short side. Save this picture!© Gabriele Pranzo-Zaccaria, Chiara Pranzo-Zaccaria The new building completes the urban landscape by connecting the façades and covering the blind walls of the adjacent constructions. According to the height range of surrounding buildings, ERA 3 has from five up to seven storeys. Basement and mezzanine host parking lots. Save this picture!© Gabriele Pranzo-Zaccaria, Chiara Pranzo-Zaccaria The building is a manifesto of complexity in contemporary architecture. The volumetric composition shows a sequence of addictions and subtractions. A wide range of materials like plaster, zinc, wood, concrete, steel, glass, stones, are combined together to underline the arrangement of volumes and surfaces. Save this picture!Plan The construction of the volume is based on the aggregation of modules of 45 sq m (GFA), which is considered as the minimum surface of a living unit. Bigger apartments are made of two modules. Outdoor living spaces play an important role in design criteria.Project gallerySee allShow lessNanne de Ru Appointed Director of The BerlageArchitecture NewsAD Classics: Stephanuskirche / Alvar AaltoArchitecture ClassicsProject locationAddress:Via Privata Eraclito, 3, 20128 Milano, ItalyLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share photographs:  Gabriele Pranzo-Zaccaria, Chiara Pranzo-ZaccariaPhotographs:  Gabriele Pranzo-Zaccaria, Chiara Pranzo-Zaccaria ArchDaily Architects: LPzR architetti associati Area Area of this architecture projectlast_img read more

Dream&Maze / Studio 10

first_img Dream&Maze / Studio 10 Photographs:  Chao ZhangSave this picture!© Chao ZhangRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82DoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemDoorsSolarluxBi-Folding Doors – EcolineSave this picture!© Chao ZhangText description provided by the architects. The Other Place is a creative guesthouse by the Li River in Pingle County, Guilin, and Studio 10 has just finished the renovation of its Dream-and-Maze-themed guestrooms.Save this picture!© Chao ZhangSave this picture!© Chao ZhangInspired by the works of M.C. Escher, the architect meant to create a mysterious, infinite and impossible space with the seamless transformation amongst 2D and 3D as well as Optical Illusion elements.Save this picture!© Chao ZhangSave this picture!© Chao ZhangPale pink and white color palette renders the interior space serene and surreally fresh, far from the chaos of mundane daily life. All components from the reality world such as lighting fixtures and electronic appliances have been concealed behind a series of black-painted doors, maintaining the pristine, chimerical nature of the space.Save this picture!© Chao ZhangSave this picture!© Chao ZhangIn the other forest-green-themed room, anti-gravitational stairs leads to golden doors, behind which there could be a trail leading to a secret forest – or some other unexpected findings that surprises you.Save this picture!© Chao ZhangSave this picture!© Chao ZhangProject gallerySee allShow lessR&D Headquarters, TOYO Electric / JJP Architects & PlannersSelected ProjectsUntitled 01 / bagnoliSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:The Other Place, Pingle County, Guilin, Guangxi, ChinaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share China 2018 CopyAbout this officeStudio 10OfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsHospitality ArchitectureLodgingHostelResidential ArchitectureHousingRefurbishmentRenovationGuilinChinaPublished on November 29, 2018Cite: “Dream&Maze / Studio 10” 28 Nov 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – RainfinityGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® Premium SeriesMetal PanelsTECU®Copper Surface – Patina_VariationsBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersMembranesEffisusFaçade Fire Weatherproofing Solutions in Design District Project LondonSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylight Ridgelight in Office BuildingSwitchesJUNGLight Switch – LS PlusCurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsSpider System – Rabel 15000 Super ThermalWindowspanoramah!®ah! Soft CloseWoodAustralian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH)American Oak by ASHChairs / StoolsOKHADining Chair – BarnettMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?梦迷 / Studio 10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 “COPY” Projects “COPY” Year:  Architects: Studio 10 Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img Area:  140 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Dream&Maze / Studio 10Save this projectSaveDream&Maze / Studio 10Save this picture!© Chao Zhang+ 30Curated by 韩爽 – HAN Shuang Share Hostel CopyHostel, Housing, Renovation•Guilin, China ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardlast_img read more

Huntly Street House / Mirror Systems

first_imgArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Builder: Manufacturers: Vectorworks, BOSE, Brightgreen, Polytec, Sussex Taps, Attila’s Natural Stone Huntly Street House / Mirror SystemsSave this projectSaveHuntly Street House / Mirror Systems “COPY” 2020 Australia CopyHouses•Footscray, Australia Architects: Mirror Systems Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Area:  125 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  Save this picture!© Anton Jadrijevic+ 26Curated by Hana Abdel Share Huntly Street House / Mirror Systems Houses Photographs:  Anton Jadrijevic Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Jafer Constructions Sinch Consulting Photographs Architetcural Design:John BralicCity:FootscrayCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Anton JadrijevicRecommended ProductsBulbs / Spots / Wall LightsJUNGLight Switch and Light – Plug + LightCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Baguettes in Vork CenterWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40Windowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityText description provided by the architects. The small footprint of the project demonstrates that when dwellings are tailored to specific and carefully outlined needs, their scale can be reduced significantly, thereby reducing energy consumption during both construction and occupancy. The project is very much suited to the current times, where people are questioning the extent of their own consumption, and determining exactly what they really need to have satisfying lives. The project belongs and contributes to broad cultural trends in the shift from quantity to quality in details. The project also demonstrates the resourceful use of land that would have been considered largely residual in the past.Save this picture!© Anton JadrijevicSave this picture!Plan – Ground floorSave this picture!© Anton JadrijevicThese types of spaces are abundant in large cities, and their thoughtful utilization contributes to the consolidation of land use, infrastructure and services. The project was considerably determined by the many site constraints. A large stormwater easement cuts diagonally through the site, and gives the project its unique angular shape. The large front setback from the street is also a product of the stormwater easement. The stormwater easement contains a 150 year old 1.5 meter diameter bluestone stormwater pipe. A smaller sewer easement to the rear created an additional constraint.Save this picture!© Anton JadrijevicThe total site area of the project is 131sqm. Both easements effectively prevent 76 sqm or 58% of the site area from being built on, therefore allowing a building footprint of only 55 sqm. The only way to meet the client’s requirements was to create a habitable basement adjacent to the stormwater easement. The upper floor also was subject to strict planning controls that considerably reduced its volume.Save this picture!© Anton JadrijevicSave this picture!Plan – BasementSave this picture!© Anton JadrijevicThe total floor area of the three level dwelling equals 125 sqm. The site constraints and planning controls were instrumental in determining the idiosyncratic form of the project. The idiosyncratic form was embellished by a matt black surface render, and is the defining external feature of the project. The dwelling is 3 levels, and includes a habitable basement with multiple voids for natural lighting and ventilation. There are no uniform ceiling levels throughout the entire dwelling. The dwelling is bright inside and dark outside. The interior is complex, and the exterior is monolithic.Save this picture!© Anton JadrijevicThe parapets are seamless. The mandatory constraints and serrations of the dwelling are apparent in the stairs, shower, cupboards, landscaping, artificial lighting and glazing. The rich complexity of the interior and habitable basement is not disclosed to the public. The impression from the street is enigmatic. The interior does not correspond with the exterior. The project does not replicate recognizable dwelling typologies.Save this picture!Section – CThe interior does not have consistent ceiling levels. In the basement the ceiling levels are 2.1 meters. 2.7 meters, 4.3 meters, and 5.7 meters. On the ground level the ceiling levels are 2.7 meters and 4.5 meters. On level 1 the ceiling levels are 2.7 meters, 3.2 meters, and 4.6 meters. The stair voids have heights as great as 4.3 meters to 6.2 meters. All the levels are connected by voids, which distribute additional light, assist in natural ventialtion and relieve the site constraints.  Save this picture!© Anton JadrijevicProject gallerySee allShow lessAlumuna Residences / Wood MarshSelected ProjectsLibrary of the School of Philosophy / Antonis Noukakis & Partners + Theano Fotiou Ar…Selected Projects Share Sustainability Consultant: CopyAbout this officeMirror SystemsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesFootscrayOn FacebookAustraliaPublished on May 09, 2021Cite: “Huntly Street House / Mirror Systems” 08 May 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardMetallicsHAVER & BOECKERArchitectural Wire Mesh – MULTI-BARRETTE 8130Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSealantsEffisusGutter Repair – TiteGutter3Aluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea PrestigeMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Click Roll CapsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealTerracotta Cladding TileDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE UnilateralWindowsJoskoWindows and Sliding Doors – ONE SeriesMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?限制的斜切,亨特利街住宅 / Mirror Systems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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Penningtons Manches launches charitable foundation

first_img Advertisement Melanie May | 28 March 2017 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis22 Tagged with: corporate trusts and foundations Penningtons Manches launches charitable foundation Law firm Penningtons Manches has launched the Penningtons Manches Charitable Foundation, to support vulnerable people, education projects and general charitable purposes, and give a focus and structure to its charitable work.The Penningtons Manches Charitable Foundation will prioritise a core project every year with the first being human trafficking and modern slavery. Over the next 12 months, the foundation will partner with The Anti-Trafficking and Labour Exploitation Unit (ATLEU), Caritas Bakhita House, Helen Bamber Foundation, Human Trafficking Foundation, St. Mungo’s, and The Passage.In addition to financial assistance, the foundation will offer pro bono and voluntary activity, which is actively encouraged across the law firm. Alongside the central programme, the foundation will also initiatives that have a positive impact on the communities in which the firm’s partners and staff live and work. Each UK office committee (in London, Basingstoke, Cambridge, Guildford, Oxford and Reading) will annually select a number of local projects and charities whose activities complement the main objectives of the foundation.The foundation is funded by donations from partners and staff of Penningtons Manches, as well as from clients, contacts and other friends of the firm. A group of seven trustees from within the firm, chaired by family partner Gillian Rivers, will oversee activities.Gillian Rivers, chair of the Penningtons Manches Charitable Foundation, said:“We are so delighted to launch the foundation following many months of planning. We are honoured to be supporting six fantastic organisations and look forward to making a meaningful contribution to their work.”The launch took place on 9th March, attended by almost 200 guests, and with the UK’s Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner Kevin Hyland OBE and journalist and broadcaster Julie Etchingham both speaking at the event. 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  182 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis22  181 total views,  1 views todaylast_img read more

Botham Jean killing highlights history of racist violence

first_imgBotham JeanBotham Shem Jean, a migrant in Texas from the Caribbean island of St. Lucia, died at the hands of Dallas police officer Amber Guyger on Sept. 7 after she entered his apartment and shot him, claiming she believed it was her own apartment. His death reveals a crucial component of the struggle against police violence. The murder challenges the dominant narrative of police killings as solely the result of white male reactionary ideology.In Dallas County, the struggle for justice also brings activists into confrontation with liberalism.The history of racist violence in Texas is among the worst in the United States; some might argue it’s the worst in Western Civilization. The contemporary state of Texas is the result of Anglo-American migration, land speculation and filibustering into the Mexican state of Coahuila y Tejas. In response to the Mexican abolition of slavery, among other issues, from the fall of 1835 to the spring of 1836, Anglo Texans waged a war of “independence.” Mexican American Studies professor Raul Ramos has described it more accurately as the Texas War of Secession, with Anglo Texans far more akin to the Confederate cause in the U.S. Civil War.Botham Jean’s killing exposes the nexus of immigrant rights and the Movement for Black Lives. Texas is where the Southern Black Belt meets the Borderlands. With an enslaved population that eventually overtook the Mexican population, independent Texas introduced a legacy of “Juan Crow” policies that disenfranchised Mexican-descended people while growing its slavocracy. At least one in four white Texan families owned enslaved people, who made up nearly one-third of the population.During the Civil War, Texas was the only state to register an increase in its enslaved population, as it became a refuge for the Southern slaveholding class. During post-Civil War reconstruction, Texas was a hotbed of racist violence. According to the book, “Major Problems in Texas History,” between 1865 and 1868 there were over 5,000 pending homicide indictments and only one execution for murder statewide. In that same timespan, African Americans endured over 1,500 racist attacks, while Mexicans and Native Americans endured similar rates of violence.Accentuating the long history of racial violence, Texas leads the nation in state-sanctioned executions with over 500 since the 1970s, eight times its closest rival Georgia. The national response to the June 1998 murder of James Byrd in Jasper helped produce a new generation of struggle against racial violence in which many in the contemporary Movement for Black Lives initially “cut their teeth.”Yet, despite this long history of white supremacy, settler colonialism and state-sponsored violence, the metropolitan areas of Texas have become liberal enclaves in a deeply conservative state. The development of real estate speculation, science and technology, transnational investment banking and factories on both sides of the border has increased the migration of workers of color into the state’s urban hubs. Dallas has become one of those places.‘The world is watching this case’The political and economic shifts in Texas have changed the demographics and electoral representation in Dallas. Over the past 25 years, five out of six Dallas mayors have been Democrats. One-quarter of Dallas residents are Black, over twice the state average. The median household income of nearly $64,000 eclipses the state and national average by $7,000.Dallas has a Black woman chief of police, and Dallas County has a Black woman district attorney and a Black woman county sheriff, with all but one registered Democrats. In the wake of the federal government’s overthrow of the Black Power movement, generations have been taught that “the color of Black Power is green,” as Richard Nixon once pronounced when endorsing Black capitalist strategies. Social mobility and electoral politics were taught as the way to make change. Yet, for Botham Jean, being an employee of the global accounting firm PwC, the official name of PricewaterhouseCoopers, did not protect him.A multiracial, multigender and multigenerational coalition led by some of Texas’s most dynamic Black radical organizations has waged a campaign against the Dallas Police Department and Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson. Dallas Communities Organizing for Change, the Huey P. Newton Gun Club, Guerrilla Mainframe and other organizations have demanded justice for Botham Jean and underscored the long history of police violence and corruption within the Dallas Police Department.In the early 2000s, DNA evidence led to overturning nearly 20 cases in Dallas County, thirteen of which involved Black defendants. In August, police officer Roy Oliver was surprisingly convicted of the 2017 murder of African-American teenager Jordan Edwards. In 2015 a dozen police officers were captured on camera swarming a pool party in the Dallas suburb of McKinney and brutalizing Black teens. None of the officers was indicted. Days before the killing of Jean, Black motorist Terry Oshae was killed in neighboring Arlington following a traffic stop.One leader of these protests has been Rakem Balogun, founder of Guerrilla Mainframe and the Huey P. Newton Gun Club, who was jailed because of his 2017 Facebook posts and labeled a Black Identity Extremist. In a press release, Balogun states: “We refuse to let the status quo remain. This will not be the case with Botham Shem Jean.”Balogun and others have demanded a murder indictment as opposed to what they have called an orchestrated manslaughter charge, which provides for a sentence of two to 20 years. Southern social media journalist Beau of the 5th Column has reminded his followers that murder in Texas is a capital offense for which the state can seek the death penalty.In a protest outside the Dallas Cowboys’ football stadium Sept. 16 in support of Jean and Oshae, a multiracial, multigender group of activists dubbed the Dallas 9 were arrested. Two of the activists, identified as Brotha Shawt and Daryl X, have been held without bail and lost their jobs as a result.As Balogun noted, the world is watching this case. Jean’s killing has impacted the race for the U.S. Senate in Texas between Democrat Beto O’Rourke and Republican Ted Cruz. Most importantly it is being diligently followed in St. Lucia and has reignited solidarity protests and vigils from New York to California.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Council Increases Contract Amount For Education Campaign Aimed at Ending Homeless Stereotypes; Approves Raises for Some Management Employees

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Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribecenter_img The City Council voted Monday to increase the amount of money being paid to Perceptiv Inc. for homelessness public education and engagement consulting services.The action taken by the council on its weekly consent calendar, which allows several items to be voted on at once on a sweep motion for approval, also provided a 1% increase to a 15-month extension of the memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the city of Pasadena and the Pasadena Management Association (PMA) for the term of July 1, 2020, to Sept. 30, 2021.The PMA represents 449 budgeted positions. The existing MOU between the city and the PMA expired on June 30.Negotiations with the PMA began in February 2020, but by May 14, due to the immediate and significant impact the COVID-19 pandemic was projected to have on the city’s budget, city management officials met with PMA representatives to postpone economic discussions as it was not able to offer future financial enhancements. The parties continued to have ongoing communications and meetings to discuss financial updates.On March 9, the parties reached a tentative agreement on an extended contract and compensation.The city and the PMA agreed to extend the term and provisions of the current PMA MOU by 15 months, from July 1, 2020 to Sept. 30, 2021.The MOU calls for a 1% salary increase for all PMA members and concurrently increases salary control rates for unit classifications by 1% effective the first full pay period following City Council adoption,Also effective the first full pay period following City Council adoption would be a one-time, lump-sum payment equal to the value of 1% of base pay for each member of the PMA employed by the city on the day of City Council for the period of July 6, 2020, to March 28.The City Manager will also increase the amount paid for a contract to fund a campaign aimed at combating homelessness.Perceptiv, Inc. has been working with the city Department of Housing for over a year in developing an educational campaign on homelessness tailored to Pasadena’s unique needs. The campaign focuses on reframing the narrative around homelessness, dismantling the stereotypes surrounding people who experience homelessness, and raising awareness of solutions to combat homelessness among the public.The contract will be increased from $76,250 to $85,250.The council also approved:• A contract not-to-exceed $422,000 for 60 months with Canon Solutions America, Inc., for the lease, hardware/software and maintenance support of three digital printing systems.• A contract with Crosstown Electrical and Data, Inc. not-to-exceed $460,000 which includes the base contract amount of $399,300 and a contingency of $60,700 to provide for any necessary change orders for intelligent transportation system phase 1 – traffic management center, federal aid project.• An agreement with Powerflex Systems LLC in an amount not-to-exceed $178,832 for the installation and provision of support services for electric vehicle supply equipment for the Del Mar Garage.• A purchase order with Tricade Technology Solutions, LLC, to furnish server hardware expansion and extend manufacturer support of existing hardware.• Contracts in an amount not to exceed $514,232 with approval for two optional, one-year extensions for an amount not-to-exceed $171,410 each, for a total contract amount not-to-exceed $857,052 for professional or unique services with GPS Insight, LLC, for global positioning satellite devices and monitoring services for vehicles owned by the city. 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