Q & A : TAXING THE BANKS

first_img Share Q. HOW MUCH MONEY DOES THE GOVERNMENT EXPECT TO RAISE FROM THE BANKING LEVY?A. George Osborne wants to raise £2.5bn a year from a levy on banks’ balance sheets. Aides say he thinks this is the “maximum sustainable amount of revenue” he can extract from the banks. Q. WHAT DOES THE CHANCELLOR MEAN BY “MAXIMUM SUSTAINABLE REVENUE”?A. An aide familiar with the chancellor’s thinking told City A.M. that Osborne wants to make the banks “pay their fair share”. However, the aide added: “But equally we are not going to tax them so much that they leave the country and we start losing revenue.“Obviously there is a point where you tax them so much they start leaving the country and going to Singapore or the US or wherever. Obviously, that approach doesn’t make sense to anybody.” Q. WOULD BANKS PAY LESS BY MOVING OFFSHORE?A. Some banks would, yes. Foreign banks only have to pay the levy on their UK operations. So if HSBC or Standard Chartered were to move to Hong Kong, it wouldn’t have to pay the levy on any foreign assets at all – just British ones – saving it a considerable amount. However, some foreign banks could be levied twice, if their home countries adopt a similar tax. The Treasury says it will give relief to banks being taxed twice but it hasn’t come forward with details on how it expects to do this.Q. IS THERE ANY PROOF THAT ADDITIONAL LEVIES ON THE BANKS AFFECT OTHER SOURCES OF REVENUE?A. Treasury officials think so. According to an internal analysis, Alistair Darling’s £3.5bn levy on bonuses actually only raised net £2.3bn. That’s because the exchequer lost out on other sources of revenue – such as income tax receipts – as banks and bankers tried to find ways of avoiding the tax, such as deferring their bonus until the bonus levy expired. Osborne wants to avoid making a similar mistake with his £2.5bn levy. KCS-content Sunday 14 November 2010 11:15 pm whatsapp Tags: NULLcenter_img Q & A : TAXING THE BANKS by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMike HistoryAt 66, This Is Bruce Willis’ Private CarMike HistoryAmoMediaMan Leaves Wife For Her Sister, Her Revenge Is BrilliantAmoMediaBewadaHusband Divorced His Wife After Looking Closer At This PhotoBewadaScalp Psoriasis SearchWhat Exactly is Scalp Psoriasis? See the SymptomsScalp Psoriasis Search5log – Livinguard®This mask has been sold out in Germany 5 days after the government has tighten up5log – Livinguard®cutenova.comTake a Peek at 10 of the Most Expensive Houses in the Worldcutenova.comHealth.recetasgetHeart Attack Early Warning Signs and SymptomsHealth.recetasgetDinnerZUTop 5 Foods That Help Lose Weight FastDinnerZUBuzzDestination7 Types of Men Who Are Not Made For RelationshipsBuzzDestination whatsapp More From Our Partners LA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org Show Comments ▼last_img read more

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IBIA and H2’s regulatory market assessment: #7 to #12

first_imgThis, the IBIA said, may limit interest from prospective licensees. As of 19 April, regulator de  Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) said it had received 28 licence applications since the portal opened on 1 April. The IBIA also noted that since the tax rate was lowered, channelisation has been improving and was projected to reach 90% by 2024. . Integrity, however, is an area where the Netherlands scores very highly, due in part to a requirement for a risk analysis for all markets that operators offer and the fact the Remote Gambling Act “specifically refers to the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) as a best practice example”. The second installment of the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) and H2 Gambling Capital’s regulatory market assessment covers regulatory markets ranked between 7th and 12th. Many of these markets would be favourable to operators, but are dragged down by either burdensome taxes, strict advertising bans, limits on product availability or restrictions on licences. The Netherlands was the first of five countries to receive a provisional score, which is granted to countries that are currently undergoing major change to their regulatory framework. The full report can be read here, but iGB will also be breaking down the list, starting with the top six, which sees familiar markets such as Great Britain and Malta joined by newer territories in both the US and Europe. iGB will also look further at other aspects of the report – which also provides an overview of the global betting market and reveals the annual cost of match-fixing – in the coming days. In terms of integrity, Spain’s high score was partly due to having a requirement to report suspicious betting activity. Germany also scores highly for integrity due to requirements to report suspicious betting activity. France’s regulatory structure is a “hybrid model”, with unlimited online licences but a land-based monopoly. However, only 14 online betting licensees are active, though the country does have a high 92% channelisation rate. In integrity, however, Colombia’s score was among the lowest, with the report saying the country “lack[s] any detailed national or international integrity enforcement and engagement strategy”, with little legal power against match-fixing. Yesterday, the IBIA and H2 launched a new, “first-of-its-kind” report assessing and ranking 20 different regulatory markets. The country previously banned betting advertising, but repealed this law in 2017, which the IBIA said improved its channelisation rate significantly. However, advertising is still limited, not being permitted on TV or radio between 6am and 10pm except during sport. Polish sports bodies may also impose fees for operators to offer markets on their events, and player winnings are also taxed at 10%. “Benefiting commercial entities (professional sport) through any means which utilises onshore betting, and imposes fiscal burdens, is likely to further benefit offshore operators,” the report said. #8 (tied) Italy – 77 Points Tags: International Betting Integrity Association H2 Gambling Capital 10th June 2021 | By Daniel O’Boyle IBIA and H2’s regulatory market assessment: #7 to #12 In tax, the country has a 24% GGR tax rate for online betting, higher than the 20% rate for land-based, while a temporary tax of 0.5% of turnover on land-based and online betting has also been imposed, which lowered its score. In tax, France’s score is among the lowest of all countries. Though France scrapped its turnover-based tax rate in 2019, its tax rates remain very high, at 37.7% of GGR for racing and 55.2% of GGR for online sports betting, with retail betting taxed at 44.5% of GGR. Alongside  AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Operator association Jdigital said this would lead to a “foreseeable increase in the activity of unlicensed operators, which will have dire consequences in terms of the protection of vulnerable groups”. In terms of product, there are some restrictions on in-play betting, with live bets only allowed to be placed on major markets such as the match winner or next goal, rather than proposition markets. Non-sports betting and exchange betting are also not permitted. “While more appealing [than the monopoly system], it still carries a sizeable fiscal burden which is likely to impact operator interest in the market,”it said. The country does have some product restrictions through an official list of approved events, but this list has regularly been expanded over time. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Germany also received a provisional score, having issued licences to offer sports betting under the Third State Treaty on Gambling, which had initially been held up by a legal challenge. However, while Spain would rank third in those four areas, advertising dragged its score down, with the country ranked joint-second from bottom. Spain introduced strict new advertising rules last year allowing advertising on TV and radio only between 1am and 5am and banning sport sponsorship, while bonuses are heavily limited. However, taxing online betting at 5% of turnover has led to a lower tax score, with the report noting that turnover taxes can be “challenging” and that 5% is a very high rate for a turnover tax.  These taxes, the country also imposes an “integrity fee”. Italy also scores joint-highest in integrity, thanks again to mandatory reporting as well as full ratification of the Macolin Convention on sports manipulation. With a turnover tax rate this high, operators must offer low payout rates in order to remain profitable. #10 (tied) Germany (provisional) – 76 Points The report put the low number of active licensees in the country partly down to “the burdensome fiscal nature” of operating.  In addition, ads warn of the consequences of betting with offshore operators.center_img Currently, online betting may only be offered by the lottery’s Toto brand, but laws to open up the Dutch online market have already come into effect, with operators able to apply for licences and the market set to open on 1 October. The country allows for betting on a wide range of markets, however, even with the requirement to pay fees to offer Polish sport. #10 (tied) Colombia – 76 points In advertising, there are some restrictions, such as advertising betting on television just before or during a sports event, though generally it scores highly in this area. The story was similar for both product and integrity, where Spain scored highly again. In product, the report noted that while Spain initially had an approved list of events for betting, this was quickly scrapped, and the country now offers a wide range of markets. Colombia ranks first among Latin American markets, and was the first country in the region to regulate online betting. Grading this new system, as it is already law, IBIA noted that land-based betting will remain a monopoly though online betting will be liberalised. The report noted that an additional levy is in place to cover licensing costs alongside licence fees. Email Address However, Italy, along with Spain, had the joint-second-lowest score for advertising, after a 2018 law banned all gambling advertising and sponsorship in the country. The only exceptions to this rule are shop signage and the national lottery. #12 (tied) France – 72 points In tax, Spain also scores highly with its 20% GGR tax rate, a reduction from the previous rate of 25%, though the IBIA warned that a proposal to allocate some betting tax income to sport cold be a negative. In advertising, the report noted that regulations in Colombia are “less extensive” than in Europe, which can lead to a lack of clarity, but that there are few major restrictions. #7 Spain – 79 points “Local operators state that the government would have received an additional PLN1.1bn (€245m/$295m) in tax if offshore activity was brought onshore and have called for the burdensome tax rate to be addressed,” the IBIA said. The Netherlands will also have a list of permitted sports events for betting, and specifically prohibit betting on certain events “seen as negative” such as yellow cards or double faults. The country also ranks highly in integrity, with an informal group of operational stakeholders monitoring suspicious betting and exchanging data. The country taxes online betting at a “globally competitive” 15% of GGR, but also includes a requirement to pay out at least 83% of turnover to players. In addition, taxes will be high under the new system, starting at 30.1% of GGR but being lowered to 29% after six months.  Spain scores fourth-highest of all nations in regulation, thanks to a strong regulatory structure at both the federal and regional level, with unlimited licences including exchange and pool betting. However, its 76% channelisation rate is lower than some countries ranked similarly. As another country with unlimited licences, it scores highly in regulation, and has a channelisation rate of 79%, though the report did note that enforcement and player protection rules are not as strong in the country and that licence fees are also implemented as a percentage of turnover rather than an upfront fee. France is another country with a proscribed list of permitted betting markets, which the IBIA said also plays a part in the low number of licensees. However, the country’s score is dragged down by taxes, with the second-lowest tax score. This is due to a “burdensome” 12% tax on turnover, which the report said contributed to the lack of licensees. “Colombia’s online market is still developing since its initial 2017 opening, but its fiscal framework is generally positive (setting aside the minimum return to players and turnover-based licence fee) and attracting international operator interest,” it said. #12 (tied) Poland – 72 points #8 (tied) Netherlands (provisional) – 77 Points The country scores highly in regulation, with an unlimited number of betting licences permitted and a high channeling rate of 94% under the previous system. Regulation Like Spain, Italy scores very highly in each of the first four categories. Its regulation score was joint-highest of all countries, thanks in part to an impressive 94% channelisation rate, although online licences are issued through a tender process rather than being fully unlimited. France has one of the strongest integrity systems, however, with a national suspicious betting reporting platform having been in place since 2016. In advertising, the country also scored highly, with requirements to include safer gambling messages in ads, but few blanket restrictions. “However, the number of licences offered is so high (80+) that it is close to an unlimited licensing model,” the report said. Topics: Legal & compliance Sports betting Regulation Sports integrity Poland is another country that scores highly in four areas, but with one very low score. It performs well in regulation, with unlimited licences offered, though only around 20 are in operation. Poland’s channelisation rate is 84%. Regions: Europe LATAM Central and Eastern Europe Southern Europe Western Europe Germany Poland Italy Spain France Netherlands Colombia The Netherlands scores highly in advertising too, though there are some restrictions including a ban on advertising on television between 6am and 9pm. Colombia’s score for product was high, due to the fact the country “permit[s] a wide betting product offering through a variety of channels by their licensed operators”.last_img read more

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OK Zimbabwe Limited (OKZ.zw) 2013 Abridged Report

first_imgOK Zimbabwe Limited (OKZ.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2013 abridged results.For more information about OK Zimbabwe Limited (OKZ.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the OK Zimbabwe Limited (OKZ.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: OK Zimbabwe Limited (OKZ.zw)  2013 abridged results.Company ProfileOK Zimbabwe Limited is a leading retail group in Zimbabwe with a product range that extends from groceries and houseware products to clothing and textiles. The inaugural branch was opened in Harare (then Salisbury) in 1942 and today, is one of the most recognised supermarket brands in Zimbabwe. The company trades under various branded store names, including OK stores, Bon Marché and OKMart. OK Zimbabwe sells products in its grocery range under its own home brand; OK Pot ‘O Gold, OK Value, Shoppers’ Choice and Bon Marché Premier Choice labels. OK Zimbabwe Limited operates approximately 61 retail outlets throughout Zimbabwe and owns subsidiaries that complement its diverse product offering; Eriswell (Private) Limited, Swan Technologies (Private) Limited and Winterwest (Private) Limited. OK Zimbabwe Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Apopka’s Biggest Stories of 2018: Darlington leaves Blue Darters

first_imgEnterprise has a 644-320-34 all-time record with state championship wins in 1979 and 1982, according to MaxPreps. However, they finished 4-16 the past two seasons. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Darlington’s unique single-wing offense, which many times doesn’t even feature a quarterback, has been nearly unstoppable in the past 17 seasons. It set numerous high school records in Florida. The 2013 Blue Darters set the state record, averaging 50.1 points per game and also broke the state record for team rushing yards with 6,000 yards. The Blue Darters finished 8-4 this season and reached the Class 8A region semifinals for the second straight year. Apopka qualified for the playoffs every season under Darlington. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Editor’s Note: This is the 15th in a series of articles published by The Apopka Voice in 2018 that were the most noteworthy events of the year. The Apopka Voice will publish them starting today and running until Sunday, December 30th. On December 31st and January 1st, we will publish a poll and let the readers decide on which story is the most impactful of the year.First published on December 6th, 2018He won district championships. He won playoff games. He won state championships, and now he will take all that winning to a high school in Alabama.Rick Darlington, the head football coach at Apopka High School, is expected to be named the new head coach at Enterprise High School in Alabama, according to multiple reports.Darlington was a three-time state champion with a 167-47 record in 17 seasons for the Blue Darters, including a 31-13 record in the playoffs. He has a career head coaching record of 214-73.Rick Darlington The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twittercenter_img TAGSApopka Blue DartersRick Darlington Previous articleApopka’s Biggest Stories of 2018: City Center breaks groundNext articleApopka’s Biggest Stories of 2018: Here are the top five! Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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Apartment Restoration in Barcelona / Vora arquitectura

first_img Year:  Projects Apartment Restoration in Barcelona / Vora arquitecturaSave this projectSaveApartment Restoration in Barcelona / Vora arquitectura Spain Architects: Vora arquitectura Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/454662/apartment-restoration-in-barcelona-vora-arquitectura Clipboard 2011 “COPY” “COPY” Houses CopyHouses, Renovation, Apartment Interiors•Spain Save this picture!© Adrià Goula+ 18 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/454662/apartment-restoration-in-barcelona-vora-arquitectura Clipboard Apartment Restoration in Barcelona / Vora arquitectura CopyAbout this officevora arquitecturaOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationInterior DesignResidential InteriorsApartment InteriorsBarcelonaSpainPublished on December 05, 2013Cite: “Apartment Restoration in Barcelona / Vora arquitectura ” [Reforma departamento en Barcelona / Vora arquitectura] 05 Dec 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricShower ColumnshansgroheShoulder ShowersPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesMorin Corp.Metal Wall Systems – ExposedStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Stonika SeriesConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame SlopeThermalSchöckMinimizing Thermal Bridges in BalconiesWindowspanoramah!®ah! Ultra MinimalistEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWork ChairsDynamobelWork Chair – SLAT 16More products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Apartment Restoration in Barcelona / Vora arquitectura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 Collaborators:Arnau Boronat, Ana Silva, Carolina SilvaConstruction:Fórneas Guida s.l.Team:Pere Buil y Toni RibaCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Adrià GoulaThe apartment consisted of a set of spaces where different times, superimposed, could be appretiated. Various uses had accumulated elements and layers on the walls throughout the years, and had finally formed a strange and blurred environment. Despite the confusion, we could appreciate the power of its original defining characteristics: a structure of linked spaces separated by a succession of load-bearing walls, a floor mosaic differentiated according to a hierarchy of uses, and ceilings in a rhythm formed by ceramic arches and wooden beams.Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaWe thought that a restoration project should make the most of what is found. As happens in the city, which is a conglomerate of different historical times that contaminate each other, that are woven into a complex and ambiguous whole. Although what was preexisting in this case did not have an exceptional heritage or historical value, it was perfectly usable and attractive, and led us to a recycling and transformation strategy, with fuzzy boundaries, into which we inserted new concentrated and distinct functional elements.Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaReuse and transformationThe preexisting accessory elements on walls and ceilings were removed, down to the essential elements that define the space. A strategic (not “hygienic”) cleaning was performed, keeping traces, marks and layers of paint. A consolidation process (structural reinforcements and stapling cracks) returned firmness to critical areas. A chromatic homogenization and optimization of natural lighting was also performed.Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaAdditionBy building closed autonomous modules, like boxes, the program is redistributed, placing services and storage spaces in them. These volumes maintain the white finish, chromatically unified with the container space. A timber substructure is installed on the outside, in the manner of packaging, highlighting the importance of the interior.Save this picture!Plan – original stateBuilding facilities networks are strategically concentrated in the interstices between the “boxes” and the general space, avoiding new cracks on the vertical surfaces.Save this picture!Plan – interventionProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Manta Underwater Room / Genberg Underwater HotelsSelected ProjectsTrattner Scharfetter Residence / LP ArchitekturSelected Projects Sharelast_img read more

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Charitychoice.co.uk publishes site stats

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 1 September 2002 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Charitychoice.co.uk, the “premier Guide to Charities in the UK” published by Waterlow, has revealed how popular its Web site is. “The Charity Choice website currently receives in excess of 80,000 page impressions every month,” writes editor Claudia Rios in a new marketing letter. Presumably this figure covers the searchable directory of UK charities and the searchable directory of suppliers to charities.In comparison, UK Fundraising has been receiving over 150,000 page views each month since May, rising to 174,000 in July. Advertisementcenter_img  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Charitychoice.co.uk publishes site statslast_img read more

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RSA Economist debate on CSR available online

first_img  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 4 June 2005 | News The full text of the RSA Economist Debate on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), held on 7 April 2005, is now available online.The debate considered the issue that “companies that put time and money into corporate social responsibility are digging their own grave.”Chaired by Liam Halligan, Channel 4 News, the spakers were Simon Cooper, Group Public Affairs Director, GWR plc – soon to be GCap Media plc; Clive Crook, Deputy Editor, The Economist; John Drummond, Chief Executive of Corporate Culture; and Stephen Isaacs, Managing Director, George Harrison Ltd. Advertisement RSA Economist debate on CSR available online The full text is available from the Royal Society of Arts in Adobe Acrobat/PDF. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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Microsite hopes for Salvation Army appeal

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 17 December 2007 | News Tagged with: Digital  27 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Microsite hopes for Salvation Army appeal The Salvation Army is launching a new appeal to raise £500,000 by Christmas through a new fundraising microsite at www.ChristmasAppeal.org.uk.Media across all channels has been planned by Trinity Communications. The Salvation Army’s retained online marketing agency, Harvest Digital is working in partnership with Trinity to buy online media, including display, search and affiliate marketing, and integrate it with offline activity.Harvest is also producing online creative for the campaign, including display advertising, video MPUs, email creatives and the microsite The concept ‘How many smiles can you raise this Christmas’ will feature in online display advertising, alongside a dynamic feed to show how much money has been raised so far.The online and offline advertising encourages people to visit the microsite and donate. It features a totaliser tree with decorations that will be revealed as more funds are raised and a video of Josh, a homeless child that has benefited from the support of The Salvation Army. The microsite shows how the funds will be used and suggests donations such as £18 to provide two nights bed and breakfast in a shelter.www.christmasappeal.org.uk About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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The army obstructs media following clashes in north

first_img Sri LankaAsia – Pacific News In one of the most violent engagements on the Jaffna Peninsula in recent years, security forces battled Tiger Tamil fighters of the LTTE, leaving losses apparently much heavier than those reported by either side. Each side claimed to have killed around 100 troops.While the defence ministry said on the day of the battle that 43 soldiers had been killed and that 33 others were missing, unofficial military sources said the army had lost 185 men and that 20 were missing. The army also claimed to have killed more than 3,000 LTTE fighters since the start of 2008, which corresponds to the figure for the total Tigers force provided by the military command six months earlier.The government is trying to win the news war by doing its utmost to keep journalists away from combat zones and medical facilities as well as trying to influence the editorial stance of both local and national newspapers.Five journalists’ organisations, including the Free Media Movement, have signed a statement condemning the pressure being brought to bear on the media by the armed forces, in particular against the Tamil daily Thinakural. The Tamil Tigers and the paramilitaries have also been urged to “respect the right to information” and to halt attacks against journalists.Soldiers on 24 April, prevented photographers from entering a Colombo hospital in which wounded soldiers were being treated. Organisation Sri Lanka: tamil reporter held on absurd terrorism charge Sri Lanka: Journalist manhandled by notorious police inspector currently on trial Receive email alerts News RSF_en July 29, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders today condemned moves to prevent the media obtaining information after violent clashes in the north of the country on 23 April in which the Sri Lankan army reportedly lost 185 men.“The clashes and the evident losses have pushed the military authorities into establishing preventive censorship, preventing photographers and reporters from reaching hospitals and morgues to establish the death toll,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said.“The contradictory statements by those involved and constant pressure from the government which only wants to see the most patriotic articles, shows the urgent need for independent coverage of events currently shaking the region,” it added. News Help by sharing this information July 15, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Sri Lanka Sri LankaAsia – Pacific News Sri Lanka: RSF signs joint statement on attacks against human rights defenders, lawyers and journalists April 25, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 The army obstructs media following clashes in north January 13, 2021 Find out more to go furtherlast_img read more

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Life sentences

first_imgNews A military court passed long jail sentences on 21 activists accused of belonging to terrorist organizations and trying to overthrow the government. Eight of them, including human rights activist and blogger Abduljalil Al-Singace, got life sentences. Ali Abdulemam, a blogger who was tried in absentia, was given 15 years. RSF_en Organisation center_img June 22, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Life sentences Help by sharing this informationlast_img

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