Show Comments ▼ Sunday 12 December 2010 11:24 pm whatsapp Share Tags: NULL THE eldest son of convicted fraudster Bernard Madoff was found hanged in his New York apartment on the second anniversary of his father’s arrest, just hours after he sent an email saying: “Nobody wants to hear the truth.”Mark Madoff, 46, who had worked at his father’s firm, “succumbed to two years of unrelenting pressure from false accusations and innuendo”, his lawyer said over the weekend.Madoff was found dead in his apartment in the city’s SoHo neighbourhood on Saturday.In a statement, Martin Flumenbaum, a lawyer for Madoff and his younger brother, Andrew said: “Mark Madoff took his own life today. This is a terrible and unnecessary tragedy. Mark was an innocent victim of his father’s monstrous crime.” Madoff’s two-year-old son was in the apartment when the body was discovered by his father-in-law. Madoff son: the final email Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap KCS-content whatsapp
The estimate of unregulated sites making up 2.3% of igaming spend was roughly in line with a European Commission survey from 2017. That study found 2% of stakes were placed offshore. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Players who gambled more across all sites regardless of licence, the study found, were both more likely to be aware of an unlicensed site and more likely to be aware of a large number of such sites. It found that 57% of respondents were aware of at least one; 35% at least two, and 14% at least five. The study Similarly, the amount spent at these sites almost doubled. Consumer spending on offshore sites rose from 1.2% of total stakes sites in the previous survey to 2.3% of spend in 2020. If this was extrapolated across the population of Great Britain, it would represent total spend of £2.8bn, double the estimated £1.4bn wagered via offshore sites in the 2018 edition. Regions: UK & Ireland It acts as a follow-up to a 2018-19 PWC study commissioned by Entain (then known as GVC Holdings) and William Hill. The 2021 report found evidence customers using and spending at offshore sites on the rise. This was in spite of these sites becoming less visible on Google, and with little evidence of growing public awareness of black market brands. It said that changes requiring more information, such as affordability checks, could lead to more than 30% of gamblers looking for new operators, while monthly stake limits may lead to 18% moving elsewhere. Maximum slot stakes, it claimed, could lead to 27% of customers migrating offshore. Unlicensed usage increased across every gambling vertical measured, but especially for bingo, where it grew from 0.7% to 2.8%, while poker had both the highest usage and the second-highest growth rate. “While unlicensed operators appear to be less visible to unsuspecting UK customers now than they were in 2018-19, there is evidence of growing use and spend of these operators,” the study explained. However, the number of unlicensed sites in Google’s results declined sharply, from 12% to 5% in 2020. PWC noted the decline was more significant across the first two pages of search results. The study has already prompted the BGC, William Hill and Flutter Entertainment to warn the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) to be cognisant of the black market as it undertakes the review of the Gambling Act. However, PWC said that one reason for the decline was that the overall number of unique operators in the results declined by 41.9%. This was due to an algorithm change in favour of higher-traffic sites, rather than de-emphasising unlicensed sites. Countries with high levels of tax – such as France – or with difficult administrative obligations, such as Spain, tend to also see much more offshore spend than the UK, it said, but less than France or Norway. The fourth was measured by examining unique sites within the first 10 pages of Google results. In total, 9,313 sites were examined based on 47 search terms – 24 for betting and 23 for gaming – none of which were specific searches for unlicensed sites. The first three categories were measured through a survey of 2,363 active British gamblers in November and December 2020, which asked questions about gambling activity in the last 12 months, including 19 major unlicensed brands. 4th February 2021 | By Daniel O’Boyle PWC report claims British black market spend has doubled since 2018 However, both usage and spend increased, according to the survey. The amount of individuals that used an unlicensed site more than doubled from 2.2% to 4.5%, representing around 460,000 people if extended to the general population. The study added that this was confirmed by web traffic data, which showed an 85% increase in traffic at the 11 sites on both lists from October 2018 to November 2020. PWC added that players that had lived abroad were no more aware of unlicensed sites. This suggested awareness of these sites was not driven by players who had lived in countries where the sites listed may have held a licence. PWC also compared its British figures to other European countries. This suggested that unlicensed online GGR in Britain is much lower than most other countries, but said this was mostly due to lower tax rates and fewer “administrative burdens” or product restrictions. The EC study only focused on sports betting but included unlicensed operators across land-based and online. PWC added that this must be considered a “meaningful issue” for the industry, as these sites pose a risk to player protection, tax collection and the fights against money laundering and match fixing. Of those who said they would look for a new operator, 36.3% said they would use online searches, and 20.1% online ads as the primary method of finding a site. In comparison, it said, countries such as Norway and France – where legal products are limited – tend to have the highest levels of offshore GGR. In addition, it said these sites may not treat players fairly or have adequate responsible gambling safeguards. Unlicensed sites were also more prevalent in searches for gaming terms than for betting. The survey also asked if certain changes could lead to players looking for new operators. From these responses, PWC concluded that major changes to gambling laws or regulations such as possible results from the ongoing Gambling Act Review may have a significant impact on unlicensed play. It added that, compared to the Gambling Commission’s data, its survey appeared to underrepresent high-spending customers. However, among players who used unlicensed sites, ability to bet large amounts, offering bets or games that others don’t, and ability to place live bets were all popular responses. PWC added its estimates of online gambling usage and spend are likely to be lower than the real figures, as it couldn’t account for the “long tail” of small but numerous unlicensed sites that were not mentioned in the list. In addition, it said players may not recall or may opt not to disclose their activity and spend. ‘The Review of unlicensed online gambling in the UK’ was commissioned by UK cross-sector trade body the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC). British consumers gambling via unlicensed websites has grown significantly since 2018, according to a new study conducted by professional services giant PWC. The report used four metrics to determine the proliferation of unlicensed online gambling. Topics: Legal & compliance Social responsibility Licensing Regulation Problem gambling Responsible gambling Awareness of unlicensed sites declined slightly, from 47% to 44%, suggesting that around 4.5m gamblers are aware of at least one unlicensed site. PWC noted, however, that the list of sites changed between the two versions of the study and awareness of the 11 sites that appeared on both years’ lists increased from 35% to 37%. The survey asked players the most important factors in choosing an operator. Across all players, trust in the operator was most important, followed by easy options for withdrawing funds and competitive odds. Factors in choosing an operator These were public awareness of unlicensed operators; public usage of unlicensed operators; spend at these operators, and the proportion of unlicensed operators in Google search results. Tags: Gambling Act Review Black Market Unlicensed gambling In addition, the survey found that players were likely to say that unlicensed operators had easier account registration processes, a wider range of offerings, easier withdrawals and a better reputation than licensed sites. This produced a list of around 200 unlicensed sites that was filtered down to the 19 highest-traffic sites that did not restrict UK-based IP addresses. Furthermore, it looked to focus on sites that may be accessed by an “unsuspecting” customer, and therefore didn’t fully account for customers searching specifically for unlicensed sites or getting around restrictions to some of these sites through methods such as VPNs. PWC added that it included two “dummy” brands which did not exist to ensure respondents were giving accurate answers. The 19 brands in the survey were selected from those that ranked highly on Google for popular keywords; those with highly ranked mobile apps, and those with high levels of traffic. The 19 also reflected those most commonly promoted by popular affiliates; those that sponsored major football clubs, and lists of major unlicensed sites produced by William Hill and the Betting and Gaming Council. Data in perspective Regulation It added that at the majority of these sites, it was not possible to create an account with a UK IP address and account details. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address
Save this picture!Courtesy of Enforma StudioStudious approach to the task and careful approach to all aspect and needs of enviroment and contemporary society, gave us wanted goal which is reflecting into contemporary and ”purified” expression of the house. So, the architecture of this house is product of deep analize of location and demands of investiotor “Pluto Capital” doo, to create original design with accent on mentioned “views”. All this aspects are incorporated in formal expression of “seashell”, which is “opening” to the “views”, creating unique space, both in interior and exterior. Unique design approach is implemented in two aspects. First, radial stone walls are creating three primary parts, which are fuctionaly and structuraly parts of house and ,second, into a big glass surfaces of house which “bring” enviroment in interior, creating subtle mix of inner and outer space. Positioning the house of 424.5 square metars onto very inaccessible terrain, was great challange for us, but also this fact gave us opportunity to create several interesting and quality ambients in landscape design of parcel. Save this picture!Courtesy of Enforma StudioHouse has basement, ground floor and first floor. The basement is provided for garage with two parking places, goods shed, laundry room and also gym and winery. Very interesting detail through all floors is the stairs that follows radial walls and “bring” dynamics in whole interior. From the hallway at ground floor, where is also the main entrance, entering into living room which with kitchen and dinning room create unique “fluid” space connected directly with terraces with pool outside. At ground floor there are also a toilet and Spa with sauna, wardrobe and shower also connected with pool. At back side of ground floor is situated the guest apartment with independent entrance. Save this picture!Courtesy of Enforma StudioFirst floor is defined like “night zone” with two bedrooms, bathroom and one master bedroom with own wardrobe and bathroom. All three bedrooms are connected with large terrace which is covered with automatic tarpaulin in one part. The overall approach to the project, and the result of that is derived from it in this case recognized and awarded by the jury of “CEMEX” award. This house was chosen for the best building in Montenegro in 2012. and also won the third prize at the International competition in Mexico in Sustainable Building. This award is a significant recognition that the Studio “Enforma” and for the Montenegrin architecture scene and is a clear indication that the right approach can achieve respected result. Save this picture!First Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow less70 Homes in Landy Sud / PETITDIDIERPRIOUX ArchitectsSelected ProjectsInfographic: Saving the Earth with Sustainable CitiesInfographics Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/366033/vila-stoliv-enforma-studio Clipboard Year: 2010 Photographs: Courtesy of Enforma Studio+ 19 Share Vila Stoliv / Enforma Studio “COPY” CopyAbout this officeEnforma StudioOfficeFollowProductsStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesStolivHousesMontenegroPublished on April 29, 2013Cite: “Vila Stoliv / Enforma Studio” 29 Apr 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
“COPY” Save this picture!© Pedro VannucchiText description provided by the architects. V_Itaim is a small building with 10 apartments in São Paulo designed by studio mk27. Its simplicity and the search for generous spaces in a careful composition of material oriented the architectural project.Save this picture!© Pedro VannucchiThe façade of the building is done in exposed reinforced concrete and wooden panels, conceived to shade the inner environments and which the residents can move according to their desires. In this way, the users can optimize their comfort depending on their use and the incidence of the sun.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe wood in the elements have perforated squared patterns and do not block the wind, just as the Arabian muxarabis, brought over for Brazilian colonial architecture and then was later used as well by the modernists. This solution results in very pleasant temperatures.Save this picture!© Pedro VannucchiThe exposed concrete refers to the brutalist-type buildings of São Paulo. The material done in the shape of wood has its own life, “a living organism” as Architect Lina Bo Bardi, the master of Brazilian modernism said. The texture of the slats – when lit by the sun – produces a surprising and poetic effect for the larger gables.Save this picture!© Pedro VannucchiThe versatility of the apartments makes it possible for the plant to be rearranged according to the needs of the family, just as much in a totally open loft or one floor with two bedrooms. The living room – facing east – has large panes of glass which increase the relation with the outside. This environment integrates fully with a terrace that measures 3m by 3.7m, as it lengthens the living area of the apartments. One of the wooden elements slides to this terrace to shade the environment or give greater privacy to the space, without any closing configuration and in this way gives the feeling of an external space.Save this picture!Floor PlanJoined to the great span of the living room and bedrooms there is a rigid nucleus of vertical circulation and utilities. This nucleus was positioned near the side of the building to minimize the interference of the elevators or stairs on the floor plan.Save this picture!© Pedro VannucchiThe ground floor is lifted on slender columns allowing this floor to also have greater integration between the indoors and outdoors – the garden.Save this picture!SectionV_Itaim is an urban contemporary building of only 13 floors which, through the use of the material as well as the architectural solutions of the plant and façade, create versatile and dynamic architecture, comfortable and functional for the dwellers with great integration of the spaces with the outside.Save this picture!© Pedro VannucchiProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Bibliothèque du Boisé / Consortium Labonté Marcil, Cardinal Hardy, Eric Pelletie…Selected ProjectsU. Talca Library / Valle Cornejo ArquitectosSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:State of São Paulo, BrazilLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Architects: Carolina Castroviejo, Studio MK27 – Marcio Kogan Area Area of this architecture project Year: Apartments Vitacon Itaim Building / Studio MK27 – Marcio Kogan + Carolina CastroviejoSave this projectSaveVitacon Itaim Building / Studio MK27 – Marcio Kogan + Carolina Castroviejo ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/575391/vitacon-itaim-building-studio-mk27-marcio-kogan-carolina-castroviejo Clipboard ArchDaily 2014 Projects Save this picture!© Pedro Vannucchi+ 37 Share CopyApartments•Brazil Photographs Area: 3305 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” CopyAbout this officeStudio MK27OfficeFollowCarolina CastroviejoOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsCarolina CastroviejoMarcio KoganHousingResidentialWoodStudio MK27BrazilPublished on December 10, 2014Cite: “Vitacon Itaim Building / Studio MK27 – Marcio Kogan + Carolina Castroviejo” 10 Dec 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
June 7, 2021 Find out more News Employed by #5bis Productions, Villeneuve was a very experienced video-reporter who had covered wars all over the world. Haddad, who worked for many French media outlets, briefly found a refuge at the “House of Journalists” in Paris in 2008. He returned to France last year for treatment in Lyon to a hand injury caused by a sniper shot while reporting in Fallujah.RSF shares the concern of the family and friends of Véronique Robert, a Swiss video-reporter who was badly injured by the same explosion. She, Villeneuve and Haddad were all on assignment in Mosul for the France 2 TV channel’s current affairs programme Envoyé Spécial.They were accompanying Iraqi army forces in areas held by Islamic State in the old town, on the west bank of the River Tigris. Samuel Forey, a freelance journalist who was with them, was slightly injured and was evacuated to Baghdad. He has been covering the battle to retake Mosul for various media including Figaro, Télérama and Inrocks.Immediately after the explosion, all three received initial medical attention from US military medical units based in Al-Qayyara, south of Mosul. “Iraq is one of the world’s deadliest countries for journalists,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “In 2015 and 2016, it was one of the three countries where the most journalists were killed in the course of their work. War is obviously dangerous but every death or injury is a victim too many. No one should have to pay such a high price just for reporting the news.” A total of 28 professional and non-professional journalists have been killed in Iraq since the start of 2014 (including Stephan Villeneuve and Bakhtiar Haddad). According to RSF’s tally, three journalists have been killed since the battle to retake Mosul from Islamic State began in October 2016. Many journalists have also been wounded in the course of covering the clashes between Islamic State and the Iraqi army and its allies.Much of the fighting in Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, is taking place in districts with very narrow streets, increasing the dangers for journalists, who are also exposed to Islamic State sniper fire, artillery, improvised explosive devices and mines.The Islamic State fighters in Mosul are still detaining ten Iraqi journalists and media workers who they have held for nearly two years. Islamic State seized all of the media outlets in Mosul in 2014, turning the city into a news and information black hole until the Iraqi army and its allies launched their offensive on 17 October.Iraq is ranked 158th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. Receive email alerts Follow the news on Europe – Central Asia Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is deeply saddened to learn that an explosive device killed French journalist Stephan Villeneuve and Iraqi Kurdish journalist Bakhtiar Haddad while they were covering Iraqi counter-terrorist operations in the Ras Al-Jadah district of Mosul, in northern Iraq, yesterday. French journalist Stephan Villeneuve / @Nicolas Jaillard and Iraqi Kurdish journalist Bakhtiar Haddad News “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says Help by sharing this information Organisation June 19, 2017 – Updated on June 21, 2017 Mosul blast kills French and Kurdish journalists June 4, 2021 Find out more RSF_en News RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan June 8, 2021 Find out more Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says FranceIraqEurope – Central AsiaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Armed conflictsViolenceFreedom of expression News FranceIraqEurope – Central AsiaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Armed conflictsViolenceFreedom of expression to go further
Donegal County Council is to examine two entry roads into the village of Carrigans to try and determine the cause of a recent high number of road traffic collisions in the area.Councillor Paul Canning has suggested that the road surface may be to blame, particularly after long dry spells. However he was told that the surface material used on the roads is in line with NRA recomendations.The crashes have occured on both the Dunmore and St Johnston sides of Carrigans -Councilor Canning says the council has now committed to trying to determine their cause:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/paulam1.mp3[/podcast] Canning concerned at number of collisions on approaches into Carrigans Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook WhatsApp 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry By News Highland – April 23, 2013 Pinterest Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleLetterkenny Town Council will not recognise IBAL’s findingsNext articleFour injured in three car collision outside Ballybofey News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+ Google+ Twitter News
Pinterest Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp What message would that send to the families of the victims of the Ballymurphy massacre, and of all of the other innocent people gunned down by State forces over the course of the Troubles? Google+ Soldier F was a lowly officer, a lance-corporal. No so Derek Wilford, a Lieutenant Colonel. Robert Ford was a General. Harry Tuzo was a Lieutenant General. Michael Jackson was a General. Frank Kitson was a Brigadier. Pat MacClelland was a Brigadier. All these top-rank officers were involved in ordering the Bloody Sunday killings and then covering them up. WhatsApp The Bloody Sunday campaign will continue for as long as it takes. Pinterest To put all of the blame on Soldier F would be to shut our eyes to the single most important fact about Bloody Sunday – that the murders didn’t result from a breakdown of discipline on the part of the paras, but were planned and ordered at the highest levels. The cabinet of the day, led by Edward Heath, were up to their necks in it from the outset. Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 But nobody is being held to account for anything that the British State feels it necessary to defend. Soldier F is being thrown to the wolves. He deserves it. But the rest of the wolf-pack is being allowed to slink away from the scene of the crime, not a bother on them, By News Highland – March 15, 2021 The demand of the Bloody Sunday campaign for almost half a century has not been for a bit of the truth or the truth in dribs and drabs, but for the whole truth and nothing but the truth. The British State hopes that the charge against Soldier F will be the end of it, that we will all call it quits now and call off campaigning. They’ll have another think coming. We shouldn’t let this happen. We shouldn’t accept just a tiny fraction of the truth. Homepage BannerNews Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Previous articleAre ‘Summer schools’ the way forward?Next articleTaoiseach hopes AstraZeneca suspension is temporary News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Bloody Sunday campaign says Soldier F trial is not enough Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA The Bloody Sunday March Committee says there’s is no question of it its campaign for truth and justice ending as a result of the trial of Soldier F.They say while it is to be welcomed that a member of the Parachute Regiment is going on trial for the Bloody Sunday murders, it’s not enough, and doesn’t do justice to the truth.In a statement, spokesperson Kate Nash says it appears the British State hopes that the charge against Soldier F will be the end of it, that the campaigning will end.If that’s the case, she says, they have another thing coming.Ms Nash says the murders on Bloody Sunday didn’t result from a breakdown of discipline on the part of the paras, but were planned and ordered at the highest levels.She adds while Soldier F deserves to be on trial, he is being thrown to the wolves, and the rest of the pack is being allowed to slink away.Ms Nash concludes a fraction of the truth is unacceptable, and the Bloody Sunday campaign will continue for as long as it takes.Statement in full -**********************The fact that one member of the Parachute Regiment is going on trial for the Bloody Sunday murders is to be welcomed. But it’s not enough. It doesn’t do justice to the truth.