Framework addresses virtual financial assets, tokens and ITAs Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter MGA ‘embracing innovation’ with Sandbox Framework The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has published its new ‘Sandbox Framework’ as part of an effort to place the regulator at the “forefront of gaming regulation” by exploring new technologies.The new framework covers the acceptance of virtual financial assets and virtual tokens, as well as the use of Innovative Technology Arrangements (ITAs) within the gaming sector.The MGA intends to split the framework into two phases, the first of which will commence on January 1 with the regulator accepting applications for the use of VFAs and virtual tokens as a method of payment.During the second phase, the framework will be extended to cover applications to use ITAs within the key technical equipment of licensees, coinciding with other related developments from the Malta Digital Innovation Authority.The regulator expects the framework to run until October 2019, but this could be partially or wholly extended. The framework is also open to changes, based on feedback and updates.MGA chief executive Heathcliff Farrugia (pictured) said: “The MGA’s strategic mission is to be at the forefront of gaming regulation whilst embracing innovation.“This, coupled with the rapid rise in interest from gaming operators to incorporate VFAs and DLT into their operations, were the main drivers behind the proactive approach taken by the Authority to issue a Sandbox Framework for the use of these technologies within a controlled regulatory environment.“This Framework is intended as a live document and will therefore be subject to feedback and potential updates during its duration, whilst also keeping in consideration any technological or regulatory developments which may occur.”The move comes as the MGA prepares to take on more regulatory powers, as set out under new gaming law that was approved by the Maltese Parliament earlier this year.The MGA’s powers to intervene will be strengthened, while the act will formalise the role of the MGA’s Player Support Unit as a mediator between aggrieved players and operators. In addition, the act envisages new processes for criminal and administrative justice in the country. Regions: Europe Southern Europe Malta AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: Online Gambling Payments Topics: Strategy Tech & innovation 5th October 2018 | By contenteditor Strategy Email Address
Daar Communications Plc (DAARCO.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Communications sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the half year.For more information about Daar Communications Plc (DAARCO.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Daar Communications Plc (DAARCO.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Daar Communications Plc (DAARCO.ng) 2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileDaar Communications Plc is a broadcasting company in Nigeria that develops, produces and markets television and radio entertainment and news programmes for markets in Africa and the United Kingdom. Television news and entertainment networks in its company portfolio include AIT Television, AIT International and AIT Sport as well as DAARSAT, a Pay-TV service on a digital streaming platform. The company’s radio station is Raypower 100.5Fm which promotes socio-political, economic and cultural issues. Daar Communications Plc has its own television production operation in Nigeria. The company was established in 1988 and is a subsidiary of DAAR Investment Limited. Its company head office is in Abuja, Nigeria. Daar Communications Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
We will not accept any images of national or professional players unless they are visiting your club as part of an initiative and pictures must be a minimum of 5MB in size. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS To enter our competition, email your photos and contact details to [email protected] with the subject title ‘Photo competition’ by Wednesday 30 April 2014.Winning submissions will feature in Rugby World as part of a photo special at the end of the season. So what are you waiting for? Get snapping! Just like that: This is a professional image of Iain Balshaw being tackled, but could you do better at your local club?FANCY YOURSELF as an amateur photographer? Out in all weathers, snapping away as your local side battles on the pitch? Well, here’s the chance to see your snaps showcased in Rugby World Magazine!The joy of rugby: John GoldmanWe are looking for fans of amateur, schools and grass-roots rugby to send us their photos from the current season; photos that capture the spirit of rugby, on and off the pitch. The picture of 70-year-old prop John Goldman (right) illustrates what rugby means to him and we want to see what it means to you.There are no stipulations on how many pictures you can send in, or indeed who you take a photo of, but there are a few rules. John Goldman aged 70 plays for Mill Hill RUFC vs Verulamians 2’s Feb. 5 2011
LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS — Carl fearns (@Carl_Fearns) November 5, 2015RW: When Sam Burgess left Bath you tweeted eight weeping faces. Why? Lyon are 11 points clear of their rivals at the top of the ProD2, France’s second division, and at the heart of their success in the first half of the season is Carl Fearns. The former Bath back-rower, who was part of the England U20 side that reached the final of the 2009 IRB Junior World Championship, has been one of Lyon’s standout performers. Selected three times in the last two months in Midi Olympique‘s XV of the Week, the 26-year-old Fearns tells us about life in France and that tweet he sent on hearing of Sam Burgess’s departure from Bath…Rugby World: Why did you move to Lyon?Carl Fearns: I wanted a new challenge and when Lyon came in it was a no-brainer. When I signed for two years I knew they were ambitious and wanted to get back into the Top 14. So it was always part of my plan to come into the club when they were in ProD2, play a season and establish myself, and hopefully go up to the Top 14.RW: Was it hard to leave Bath?CF: I wasn’t starting as many games as I would have liked. I was coming off the bench, making a big impact and wasn’t really getting rewarded. When I re-signed for Bath it was under Gary Gold and when he left (in December 2013) the club didn’t really seem the same to me. So I hadn’t been happy for probably a year.RW: Were you pushed out?CF: No, I wasn’t. It was my decision, I wanted to leave.Eyes front: Carl Fearns on the attack for Bath last season. Photo: Getty ImagesRW: What about the fans?CF: I miss them. I felt I had a lot of support from the fans and I think that’s because whenever I played for Bath I gave everything and I they appreciated that.RW: How have you settled in France?CF: Really well. I’ve two children and my little boy (who’s three) is going to an international school and he’s loving that. There are a lot of South African and Australian players at Lyon so my wife spends a lot of time with their wives and girlfriends.RW: How’s the French?CF: I’m doing lessons twice a week and slowly getting there. I’ve hit a wall now! I was doing really well and now it’s slowed up a bit, but I’m cracking on with it.RW: What’s the biggest differences between the Premiership and ProD2?CF: Probably the speed of it. Here it’s not as quick as the Premiership. But then there are big, big men in this league and it’s just as physical, if not more. Lyon flanker Carl Fearns talks Bath, Burgess and bidding for promotion On the ball: Carl Fearns enjoys the style of play at Lyon in France’s ProD2. Photo: Getty Images RW: Does that suit your style more?CF: A little bit, yes. But also the fact I’m enjoying my rugby again. At Lyon I’m getting my hands on the ball more and I’m more involved.RW: You toured South Africa with England in 2012 but there’s been nothing since…CF: That was a factor in coming to France. I’d spent about eight seasons in the Premiership and never really got a look-in with England apart from the tour. Stuart Lancaster said that I was one of the standout players in the last midweek game (a win over the SA Barbarians North) but wasn’t in any of the next squads.Fine form: Nick Abendanon on the burst for Clermont v Bordeaux. Photo: Getty ImagesRW: Should England pick players from French clubs?CF: I think you pick best players regardless of where they play. Nick Abendanon and Steffon Armitage won European Player of the Year awards and if they were in the England squad, it would help drive people to make sure the way they were performing was at the top level.RW: Lyon are running away with ProD2, is it hard to keep focused?CF: No. We’ve got an experienced bunch and we’re putting pressure on ourselves from within to keep working hard. We lost to Perpignan at the weekend (20-16) and we know that everyone in the league is after us so we’ve got to expect teams to raise their game against us.RW: Can Lyon survive if promoted to the Top 14?CF: The club has gone up and down in recent seasons and they’re addressing that. Foundations are being laid that I think, with some hard work and a few more additions in the summer, will see us shock a few people in the Top 14. CF: It wasn’t aimed at him, I really liked Burgess. It was more the situation at Bath.For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here.
When rugby turned pro in 1995, did the game embark on a road to amazing new heights or commence a slither into the abyss? Read this debate from our July 2020 edition Here are my beefs – or at least some of them. Media handlers. Players are too often cosseted, their personalities kept under lock and key. Previously, you watched guys perform, then drank with them in the clubhouse.Covering the All-Ireland League was a weekly joy, until professionalism came along and those brilliant rivalries and the craic that went with them slowly ebbed away. Great clubs in Ireland and Scotland and Wales are bit-part players now, there but largely forgotten. A sin.Teams used to tour in the amateur era. Proper tours to weird and wonderful places. Stories? How long have you got? There are few proper tours left. Something special has been lost.Fist pump: Tom English (left) at Scotstoun in 2017, proving he can still get excited about rugby! (Inpho)Teams play too much rugby. The game has become too expensive, too attritional, too dangerous, too lacking in too many of the qualities we loved about it in the first place. The best defence wins. Free spirits are a dying breed. It’s sad.Self-interest rules in all corners to the point that the Lions, another sacred entity, are forever endangered by players being too exhausted to deliver their best.I’m ranting. Rugby is still a delight but the old boys had a point. I know that now.” Catch your breath: Ireland v Japan at RWC 2019 had a ball-in-play time of 38min 59sec (Sportsfile/Getty) Face-off: Is the professional era better than the amateur one?SAM LARNERCo-host of Running the Numbers podcast and RW contributor“Christmases and birthdays were better when we were younger. It follows that rugby was also better back in the halcyon days of our youth. It wasn’t.In the 1991 World Cup the ball was in play for an average of 24min 48sec; in 2019 that figure was 36min – 11 minutes more per game. Even England v Australia, the game with the fewest minutes of ball in play, had more rugby than the average match in 1987, 1991 or 1995.There is also more happening in a game – 273 passes in 2019 versus 201 in 1995, 174 rucks or mauls versus 94. There are fewer kicks (45 to 59) and penalties (17 to 26). The sport is filled with more action than occurred in the amateur era.The common response is that all those things are true but rugby now lacks invention. Yet in 2019, 56% of tries were scored from two or fewer rucks and 53% of tries were scored off the back of four or more passes. This is rugby at its best.The players are far more skilful, a side-effect of not having to fit training around a second job. Forwards can no longer make themselves scarce until it is time for a scrum. Arguably the biggest change in rugby has been the vast improvement in the skill level of forwards.As incredible as Gareth Edwards, Phil Bennett, David Campese et al might have been, they were performing their magic against less skilful and less fit players. Their modern-day equivalents are doing the same thing against people who have been pros since they were 16.”Legend: but would Campo have scored all those Test tries against modern defences? (Getty Images)TOM ENGLISHBBC Scotland’s chief sports reporter and RW contributor“Back in the day, us young guns in Ireland used to chide the older scribblers when they bemoaned the arrival of professionalism. I can’t say they were wholly right, but they weren’t nearly as wrong as I thought they were. The more that time passes, the more I feel myself drifting into old fogey territory. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Proper tour: Mike Teague and Wade Dooley have a beer after the third Lions Test in 1989 (Getty Images)What do you think? Email your views to [email protected] debate first appeared in the July 2020 issue of Rugby World.
Save this picture!© Ana Cecilia Garza Villarreal+ 27 Share ArchDaily Houses Photographs CopyHouses•Monterrey, Mexico ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/804804/9×20-house-s-ar-stacion-arquitectura Clipboard Manufacturers: Cemex, Aldeco, BR Bloquera Regiomontana, Metall und Logistik, Pinturas Berel, ViguepsaConstruction:Gonzalo TamezAuthor Architects:César Guerrero, Ana Cecilia Garza, Carlos Flores, María SevillaCollaborators:Marisol GonzálezCity:MonterreyCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Ana Cecilia Garza VillarrealRecommended ProductsDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaText description provided by the architects. Casa 9X20 takes it’s name from the dimensions of the plot where it is built. Located in an industrial warehouses area, which has been transforming into housing developments over the years, the house is part of a small development with barely a couple of streets and 70 available plots. Most of these plots have the same dimensions, except for those located in corners or defined by the topography of the site. Save this picture!© Ana Cecilia Garza VillarrealThe built context of the area is defined mostly by houses that represent a similar housing concept, with few superficial changes on the facades (as a result of them being built by the same developer), and some others that target a more generic taste, always influenced by commercial architectural tendencies with saleable intentions in mind, which have been spreading all over the city in recent years.Save this picture!The plot of the house is one of the last ones to be intervened in this development. The house is for one young family composed by a couple with 3sons. The house has now two complete levels and one incomplete level waiting for a future expansion, when the family requires more space.Save this picture!© Ana Cecilia Garza VillarrealThe ground floor includes the social area and general services. This floor is defined as an open plan space, enclosed by a lateral patio-aisle, a large core of services, a backyard and the garage. An aisle of services is delimited from the main area by a large continuous piece of furniture, which organizes the interior space, giving service to both sides: the social area and the services aisle.Save this picture!Both the furniture and the core services aisle hide storage and living spaces such as a bathroom and laundry. These spaces are enclosed behind a sequence of doors that form a white surface and solid volumes that create a contrast between this clear plane and the textures and colors of the constructive system used in the slabs and floors of the house. The second floor includes the private spaces of the house, such as the family living room, the main bedroom and two smaller rooms for the sons.Save this picture!© Ana Cecilia Garza VillarrealThe third level is a rooftop terrace that can be occupied in the future as a playroom or a studio.Save this picture!The built volume is illuminated by the light that filters through the lateral patio and the backyard that separate the house from the neighbor buildings, as well as by the stairs volume, used as a conductor to bring light from the street into the core of the house. In this way, the interior spaces always receive some kind of indirect natural lighting.Save this picture!© Ana Cecilia Garza VillarrealContrasting with this, the facade presents a textured surface made with concrete blocks arranged to avoid an overheating of the front walls, providing shade to the facade’s surface at all times. This is used as a simple bioclimatic cooling strategy due to the southern orientation of the house’s front facade, which during most of the day receives direct sun radiation. This element is supported on the metallic structure of the house’s garage, a long I-beam that crosses the whole width of the plot.Save this picture!© Ana Cecilia Garza VillarrealThis arrangement of order and equilibrium between elements (blocks and beam) turns into the distinctive identity of the house among all the neighbors’ forms and materials: concrete and metal. Metal, represented in the use of the I-beam, and concrete, used in the front sequence made of blocks: two of the materials and formats most produced by the local industry.Save this picture!© Ana Cecilia Garza VillarrealProject gallerySee allShow less9 Female Architects Shortlisted for AR’s Women in Architecture AwardsArchitecture NewsIndia Arch Dialogue 2017Symposium Share “COPY” Architects: S-AR Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Projects 9X20 House / S-ARSave this projectSave9X20 House / S-AR 9X20 House / S-AR Mexico Area: 227 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeS-AROfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMonterreyMexicoPublished on February 07, 2017Cite: “9X20 House / S-AR ” [Casa 9X20 / S-AR] 07 Feb 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
“COPY” ArchDaily Projects Manufacturers: Gantois, Piery CopyApartments•Villeurbanne, France General Contracting:QuadriplusEnvironmental Quality:EtaminePress Design, Drafting And Publishing:Anne RollandClient:Est Métropole HabitatUseable Surface Area:3,887 m2Cost Of Project:5,809,530 ex. VATCertification:Qualitel Habitat & Environment 2012Translation:Kim Barrett, Version OriginaleCity:VilleurbanneCountry:FranceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Kevin DolmaireRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareApavisaFloor Tiles – RegenerationEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornText description provided by the architects. How to approach designing a building offering 56 homes that also creates a balanced urban dynamic in an area undergoing a profound transformation? How to reclaim the river banks, open up a neighbourhood cut off by the canal and the ring road? How to imagine an architectural concept which looks towards the architecture of the future that is yet to be invented and to the surrounding natural environment intended to grow and develop?Save this picture!© Kevin DolmaireThese are the ambitions of the Cap Canal project, for which the architects at the Rue Royal practice drew inspiration from the duality which so often characterises these buildings: the duality of materials, initially the most obvious contrast, as well as that of the north and south aspects of the building, of the interplay between the built and the unbuilt, of matte and shiny finishes and of the staggered volumes etc. This inspiration serves a commitment to providing increasingly high quality social housing, adopting a demanding and complex approach to increase space, light, privacy, view and comfort. In the Saint-Jean neighbourhood of Villeurbanne, which rubs shoulders with the town of Vaulx-en-Velin, this flagship project stands as a silent manifesto.Save this picture!© Kevin DolmaireUrban forms: the bow and the combCap Canal plays a very special role in the redevelopment of this changing territory. As the first project, it is both the trigger and the bow of the ship, the starting point for the dynamic, setting the pace for future projects to come. Unlike a finished object which takes up the whole plot of land, this block with its comb-like block plan, perpendicular to the canal and rue de Verdun, are a sign of a permeable city structure creating transparencies between the canal and future buildings, a stable structure for the area’s future urban development with a porous relationship between the architecture and surrounding natural environment.Save this picture!Site PlanThe block plan is distributed in a simple and effective fashion around two buildings: the main building forms a block to the north surrounded by surface parking at ground level. To the south, a block set at right-angles marks the end point of the layout which continues out with garden strips extending out to the perimeter of the plot.The two buildings are connected with glass walkways, creating a gap which contributes to the desired transparency, offering views into the heart of the plot, extended on the ground floor by the main footpath leading to the apartments.Save this picture!© Kevin DolmaireThe interlocking architectureEach building is divided into two volumes which fit one over the other. This staggered arrangement, which lightens the architecture, can be seen in the variations in heights and lengths, creating differentiated planes through the use of two materials with contrasting colours and textures.Save this picture!© Kevin DolmaireOn a base of board-formed glazed concrete, also used for the loggias and balconies, these materials dialogue harmoniously. A light-coloured coating is used on the external insulation on the north side of the building, the gables, and the east facade of the second building. Elsewhere, a metal skin that is pleated, perforated, and ribbed with a vertical pattern forms a darker bodywork which changes colour with the light, creating reflections and transparencies.The perforated metal balcony balustrades echo this material used in a different way with the same aim of preserving the translucency.To the north, the building plays with the patterns and thickness of shadowsSave this picture!© Kevin DolmaireOn the north facade, the windows of the bedrooms, kitchens and bathrooms create a pattern and shadows. The aluminium frames overhang to different extents from this deliberately smooth facade, creating clear but variable shadows.The architects also chose to group the frames vertically on three to five levels, forming large gaps to create even more movement. These variations around the windows contribute to the concept of a facade alternating full and empty spaces, very distinct from the facade with its metal skin.Save this picture!© Kevin DolmaireGarden stripsThe garden is located to the south of the plot. Like a projection on the ground or the extension of the buildings, the garden is composed of planted strips running parallel to the apartments. These strips stretch from east to west. They are planted with a range of plant varieties or filled with stabilised sand. The outdoor cycle sheds fit into this pattern.This garden, open onto the town, provides a variety of spaces and atmospheres, areas to rest, to walk or to play. The strips extend to the administrative limit of the plot without emphasising the curve. The planted strips are separated from the road with wooden fencing and the mineral elements with a metal fence.Save this picture!© Kevin DolmaireSocial housing.It is commonly said that social housing projects, although present considerable constraints and difficulties, are a forum for experimentation and are often at the forefront from an environmental, social, and of course an architectural perspective.Cap Canal is by no means an exception to this rule. Firstly, in terms of the social mix, as it combines an affordable housing programme with 19 homes sold to Rhône Saône Habitat, and 37 social housing units for rent, managed by Est Métropole HabitatSave this picture!© Kevin DolmaireAll the apartments provide a high-quality environment to maximise the comfort of residents: large balconies, dual aspect, apartments which are not overlooked, large bay windows letting in plenty of natural light.The colours used for the facade were adjusted in conjunction with the Villeurbanne city council colourist, as well as those used in the communal areas of the building and the interiors of the rented apartments (EMH) where a pallet of three colours was chosen for the bedroom, bathroom and kitchen/living room.Save this picture!© Kevin DolmaireFrom an environmental perspective, the project meets the objectives of the 2012 thermal regulations and the Grand Lyon guidelines. A number of measures have been used including optimal compactness, external insulation, a wood pellet boiler and a clean worksite charter.Project gallerySee allShow lessPirogovka Apartment / Le AtelierSelected ProjectsThree House / Junsekino Architect And DesignSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:69100 Villeurbanne, FranceLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Architects: Rue Royale Architectes Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/876095/cap-canal-rue-royale-architectes Clipboard 2016 Apartments “COPY” Year: Citinéa CopyAbout this officeRue Royale ArchitectesOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsVilleurbanneFrancePublished on July 29, 2017Cite: “Cap Canal / Rue Royale Architectes” 29 Jul 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Experian launches Absolute Contacts Tagged with: Individual giving Howard Lake | 25 October 2005 | News Latest data integrity solution from Experian identifies only genuine address changesExperian, the global information solutions company, has launched Absolute Contacts. As the latest addition to Experian’s market-leading data integrity portfolio, Absolute Contacts enables charities to stay in touch with UK donors once they have changed address.Over six million (12 per cent) of the UK’s population move house each year and almost a third of consumers fail to notify companies they deal with of their change of address. Against this backdrop, Absolute Contacts from Experian provides accurate and up to date change of address information to enable charities to maintain, or regain, contact with donors after a house move.Sophie Sail, Head of Product Management for Experian’s Marketing Services division, states:“Absolute Contacts gives charities the ability to maintain contact with individuals by identifying genuine changes of address to save the costs associated with attracting new donors.”To accurately identify changes of address, Absolute Contacts utilises Experian’s wealth of name and address data and proprietary business processes.Individuals are confirmed as having left an address against Absolute Movers from Experian, the UK’s premier source for identifying home movers. Residency at the new address is verified against the current edited electoral roll and other sources of compliant, Experian-proprietary information to ensure that only individuals that can be currently confirmed at an address are included in Absolute Contacts.Sophie Sail adds:“Not all individuals in a household move house together. For example, children leave home, relationships break up and not all home moves are permanent. Dealing with this complexity, Absolute Contacts from Experian reduces waste and the threat of negative PR associated with poorly targeted communications, protects against the risk of identity fraud, and ensures regulatory compliance throughout the course of the donor lifecycle.”Absolute Contacts is available from Experian’s Marketing Services bureau or via Experian Intact (www.experianintact.com), Europe’s most widely used online data cleansing service.This press release can be found on http://press.experian.com. For more information on Experian, visit the company web site on www.experian.com.ENDSIvan RisticHotwire PR+44 207 608 [email protected] RussellHead of PRExperianInternational Marketing ServicesTel: +44 (0) 207 664 1139E-mail: [email protected] ExperianExperian is the global leader in providing value-added information solutions to organisations and consumers. It has an unrivalled understanding of individuals, markets and economies around the world.Experian provides information, analytics, decision-making solutions and processing services. It assists organisations understand their markets and customers and helps them find, develop and manage profitable customer relationships to make their businesses more profitable.Experian promotes greater financial health among consumers by enabling them to understand, manage and protect their personal information and helping them control financial aspects of key life events.Experian works with more than 50,000 clients across diverse industries, including financial services, telecommunications, healthcare, insurance, retail and catalogue, automotive, manufacturing, leisure, utilities, e-commerce, property and government. A subsidiary of GUS plc with headquarters in Nottingham, UK, and Costa Mesa, California, Experian’s 12,000 people in 28 countries support clients in more than 60 countries. Annual sales are about £1.4 billion.For more information, visit the company’s website on www.experian.com.The word ‘Experian’ is a registered trademark in the EU and other countries and is owned by Experian Ltd and/or its associated companies.About Experian’s International Marketing Services divisionExperian’s International Marketing Services division is the global leader in direct marketing solutions.Since 1980, the division’s range of award-winning products and services has helped thousands of domestic, overseas and international organisations to acquire new customers, improve customer data integrity and enhance customer value.Experian’s International Marketing Services division is based in Nottingham and London in the UK, and has offices in the USA, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, The Netherlands, Ireland, Singapore and Australia. 24 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. 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Barack Obama is scheduled to visit Hiroshima on May 27, the first sitting U.S. president to do so. Obama’s visit to the Japanese city has revived the question of whether killing hundreds of thousands of people in Hiroshima and Nagasaki with atom bombs was a military necessity.Dwight Eisenhower didn’t think so. The former president and five-star general wrote in his autobiography “Mandate for Change” that dropping atom bombs on Japan “was completely unnecessary.” Ike claimed that he said this to War Secretary Henry Stimson.General Curtis LeMay told a Sept. 20, 1945, news conference, “The atomic bomb had nothing to do with the end of the war at all.” Even President Truman declared that dropping the bombs “did not win the war.” (“Hiroshima in America, Fifty Years of Denial” by Robert Lifton and Greg Mitchell)A big reason why Japan surrendered was that the Soviet Army and Mongolian, Korean and Chinese allies rolled through northeastern China and all of Korea. This not only destroyed the biggest Japanese army but threatened a socialist revolution in Japan itself.Yet talking heads at Fox News still claim that burning babies alive in Hiroshima and Nagasaki “saved the lives of U.S. soldiers” by averting an amphibious invasion of Japan.Complete barbarismAfter breaching the walls of a besieged city, Roman soldiers killed or enslaved every human being they could find. Even cats were sliced in two. Among their victims was the famous mathematician Archimedes, killed by a legionnaire after Syracuse in Sicily was overrun in 212 BCE (Before the Common Era).Two thousand years later, international law was supposed to prevent such war crimes. Nazi leaders were hanged in Nuremberg for deliberately killing civilians.But U.S. war leaders committed war crimes, too. General LeMay burned alive over 100,000 people during the March 9-10, 1945, firebombing of Tokyo.At least 200,000 people, including thousands of children, were killed by the atom bombs dropped on Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945, and Nagasaki three days later. Even decades later people died from radiation-caused illnesses.A diplomat from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea told this writer that 30,000 of the people killed in Hiroshima were Korean forced laborers. Truman murdered these Korean workers held hostage by the Japanese emperor and big business.President Teddy Roosevelt turned Korea over to the Japanese Empire in the 1905 peace treaty, signed in Portsmouth, N.H., that ended the Russian-Japanese war. Teddy got a Nobel Peace Prize for his crime.People’s Korea has found it absolutely necessary to develop nuclear weapons to defend itself against the Pentagon. This is not only because of U.S. nuclear missiles aimed at Korea.At least 4 million Koreans were killed during the Korean war. Using napalm and white phosphorous bombs on human flesh didn’t satisfy U.S. generals and politicians. Then Texas Congressperson Lloyd Bentsen can be seen in “The Atomic Cafe” demanding that atom bombs be dropped on Koreans.This didn’t stop Bentsen from being the Democratic candidate for vice president in 1988 or from serving as President Bill Clinton’s first Treasury Secretary. Korea also remembers the Hiroshima holocaust.The Manhattan Project’s real targetMore than 100,000 workers were mobilized by the U.S. Army’s Manhattan Project to build the death bombs. At least $2 billion was spent, which, as a percentage of the U.S. economy, is equal to $180 billion today.The excuse for the Manhattan Project was that the U.S. had to “beat Hitler” at developing the atom bomb. This was the reason given to scientists like the young physicist and future Nobel Prize winner Richard Feynman.But the real target of the Manhattan Project was the Soviet Union.According to William Shirer in “The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich,” U.S. brass hats expected the Soviet Union to collapse within six weeks of Hitler’s invasion in June 1941.A representative of Kansas City’s corrupt Pendergast Machine — Sen. Harry Truman — declared, “If we see that Germany is winning we ought to help Russia and if Russia is winning we ought to help Germany, and that way let them kill as many as possible.” (New York Times, June 24, 1941)The Soviet Union didn’t collapse. At a cost of 27 million Soviet lives, Nazi forces were forced back from Stalingrad to Berlin. It was the Red Army of workers and peasants that liberated Auschwitz on Jan. 27, 1945.Despite pleas from Treasury Secretary Henry Morgenthau, War Secretary Stimson refused to bomb the railroad lines to Auschwitz that took millions of people to their death.USSR deterred nuclear warThe Manhattan Project was Wall Street’s response to the phoenix-like resurrection of the Red Army. The U.S. and British ruling classes dreaded Soviet forces marching all the way to Paris and being welcomed by workers.Capitalists also feared a revival of the German working class who had been crushed by Hitler.During World War II, Time magazine publisher Henry Luce proclaimed an upcoming “American Century.” The Pentagon was planning to confront the USSR not just with the bomb, but also with military forces numbering 16 million GIs and the biggest air force in history.This immense power was also to be used against the Chinese Revolution and as a threat to all oppressed people.Super-racist U.S. General George Patton talked about rearming Nazi SS troops and marching to the Volga. Winston Churchill considered an invasion of the Soviet Union in “Operation Unthinkable.”The U.S. had half the world’s industrial capacity in 1945. President Kennedy correctly noted in 1963 that the Nazi destruction of the Soviet Union would have equaled everything in the United States east of the Mississippi River being destroyed.But the millions of GIs whom Wall Street wanted to use against the Soviet Union wanted to go home. Even though it was still a Jim Crow army, tens of thousands of soldiers demonstrated in Paris, Manila and other cities demanding to go home. This GI revolt was the greatest gift of the U.S. working class to the world revolution — and probably the least known.Despite billions of aid lavished on Chiang Kai-shek, the Pentagon couldn’t stop the Chinese Revolution.The only reason that a nuclear holocaust hasn’t destroyed humankind is that the Soviet Union, at tremendous cost, was able to develop a deterrent nuclear force against a Pentagon attack.Strategic Air Command head Curtis LeMay and Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Lyman Lemnitzer both wanted to launch a nuclear first strike on the Soviet Union. In 1968 LeMay was George Wallace’s running mate during the segregationist’s fascist presidential campaign.LeMay actually had hydrogen-bomb-equipped planes continually in the air ready to attack. Inevitable crashes happened, including one off Spain’s Mediterranean coast in 1966. It took 12 weeks and over 20 naval ships to recover the bomb.A 1958 accident dropped a Mark 15 thermonuclear bomb off the Atlantic Coast of Georgia. It has never been recovered.That unexploded bomb is a real threat to people in the U.S., not the small number of nuclear weapons that People’s Korea needs to defend itself.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Brad James Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailST. GEORGE, Utah-Saturday, Dixie State football commences its season at Colorado State-Pueblo, seeking their first-ever win against the Thunderwolves in program history.CSU-Pueblo comes in as the #14 ranked team in the Division II polls and this is the third game in history between the Thunderwolves and Trailblazers.A Dixie State win would be a tremendous feather in their cap as the Thunderwolves are projected as the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference favorite per a poll from coaches in the conference.Since going to Division II in 2007, Dixie State is 1-13 in match-ups against foes in the Top 25.A Trailblazers win here would be their first against a ranked opponent since a 38-31 victory over #23 Colorado Mesa in 2016.Dixie State has stumbled out of the blocks traditionally, going 2-10 all-time in season openers as a Division II school. Their last season-opening win came in 2016, when they downed New Mexico Highlands 21-14.The Trailblazers will be led by junior tailback Sei-J Lauago (803 rushing yards, 5 TD’s in 2017 in just eight games) and redshirt junior receiver Kasey Allison (39 rec, 580 yards, 4 TD’s in 2017) on offense.Defensively, they are paced by junior safety Mike Jones (84 tackles, five pass breakups, four forced fumbles, two tackles for a loss and 1.5 sacks).Other defensive stalwarts include senior safety Trayvon Watson (69 tackles, six pass breakups, four interceptions, two fumble recoveries) and senior defensive lineman Remington Kelly (58 tackles, nine tackles for a loss, nine quarterback hurries, 3.5 sacks and a 46-yard fumble return for a touchdown in 2017).The Thunderwolves are paced by quarterback Brandon Edwards, who has tossed for 732 yards, 4 touchdowns and three interceptions in his career.The CSU-Pueblo running game is their strong point as senior Marche Dennard (1,083 career rushing yards, 17 touchdowns) and junior Austin Micci (694 career rushing yards, eight touchdowns).Ammon Johnson is the Thunderwolves’ returning leading receiver, having posted 547 receiving yards and three touchdowns last season in his sophomore campaign. August 30, 2018 /Sports News – Local Dixie State Football Seeks First-Ever Win Against CSU Pueblo Saturday Tags: Brandon Edwards/Colorado State-Pueblo/Division II/Dixie State/Kasey Allison/Mike Jones/Remington Kelly/Sei-J Lauago/Trayvon Watson