Marriott falls short despite revenue boost Wednesday 20 April 2011 8:48 pm whatsapp Show Comments ▼ KCS-content whatsapp Share HOTEL chain Marriott International reported a bigger quarterly profit as a more robust global economy boosted demand for lodging yesterday.The company, which operates the Marriott, Courtyard and Residence Inn brands, reported earnings of $101m (£61.6m), compared with profits of $83m last year.Revenue per average room rose 6.5 per cent during the quarter, the company said.But its shares fell as analysts were expecting bigger profits. 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 WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe 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 Wrap by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesMoneyPailShe Was An Actress, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search Adsmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBeZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Herald Tags: NULL
Nasir Jamshed, a former professional cricket player for the Pakistan national team, has been sentenced to 17 months in jail for his part in a match-fixing scheme. Nasir Jamshed, a former professional cricket player for the Pakistan national team, has been sentenced to 17 months in jail for his part in a match-fixing scheme.Manchester Crown Court made the ruling after hearing that Jamshed of Oldbury, near Birmingham in the UK, was part of a group that bribed other cricketers to fix elements of international matches.British nationals Yousaf Anwar from Hayes and Mohammad Ijaz from Sheffield were also jailed for three years and four months and two years and six months respectively for their roles in the operation.National Crime Agency (NCA) investigators found that the group were plotting to fix elements of the 2016 Bangladesh Premier League T20 event, which Jamshed had been due to play in.Anwar and Ijaz had developed a system where they would identify a professional player willing to partake in an agreed fix, with the player giving signal at the start of the match to confirm the fix would go ahead. The pair would typically charge £30,000 (€35,417/$38,783) per fix, with half of the fee going to the player.According to the NCA, Jamshaid, Anwar and Ijaz in 2017 made further plans to fix Pakistan Super League games being played in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. In February 2017, Anwar flew to Dubai to meet other players, including Khalid Latif and Sharjeel Khan of Islamabad United, who both agreed to help influence elements of a game.Prior to travelling, Anwar was caught on CCTV purchasing 28 different coloured cricket bat handle grips in St Albans, where he gave Ijaz’s name and address for the receipt. These grips would be used by the players to signal that the fix was to go ahead.The fixture in question was between Islamabad United and Peshawar Zalmi in Dubai on 9 February 2017. Latif had originally agreed to the fix, but it was Khan who entered the crease after five hours of play displaying the signal.Khan proceeded to carry out the agreed fix – playing two dot balls in the first two balls of the second over, before getting out leg before wicket for 0 in the third ball.Jamshed was arrested by NCA officers at his home in Birmingham four days after the 2017 game, with Anwar and Ijaz also detained soon after.The Pakistan Cricket Board also suspended Jamshaid, Latif, Khan and a fourth player, Mohammed Irfan, following subsequent tribunal hearings. “These men abused their privileged access to professional, international cricket to corrupt games, eroding public confidence for their own financial gain,” NCA senior investigating officer Ian McConnell said.“I would like the thank the England and Wales Cricket Board, International Cricket Council, Gambling Commission and Pakistan Cricket Board for their ongoing support throughout this investigation.“Tackling corruption and bribery in its various forms is a priority for the NCA. We will vigorously pursue those involved, and target their illicit profits which are so often used to fund further criminality.” Sports betting 10th February 2020 | By contenteditor Former Pakistan cricketer jailed over match-fixing AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: Africa Asia UK & Ireland North Africa & Middle East Topics: Sports betting
Lottery Topics: Lottery AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Jackpocket launches mobile lottery app in Oregon Mobile lottery app Jackpocket has launched in Oregon, allowing consumers in the state to play lottery jackpot games from home.Players can download the Jackpocket app to their mobile device to place ticket orders for games such as Powerball, Mega Millions, Pick 4 and Oregon’s Game Megabucks.Users will also have access to additional features such as Jackpocket Pools, which allows them to create private lottery pools with friends, co-workers and family, or join the public pool with players in other states where Jackpocket operates.Other features include autoplay, whereby the player can set the Jackpocket app to automatically enter lottery draws. Players can also set deposit limits, self-exclude and access problem gambling support resources via the app.Read the full story on iGB North America. 18th May 2020 | By contenteditor Mobile lottery app Jackpocket has launched in Oregon, allowing consumers in the state to play lottery jackpot games from home. Email Address Tags: Mobile Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: US Oregon
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CopyHouses•Los Angeles, United States CopyAbout this officeMinarcOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLos AngelesHousesWoodUnited StatesPublished on November 26, 2013Cite: “Appleton Living / Minarc” 26 Nov 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ArchDaily “COPY” The Origami Project / Qarta Architektura Czech Republic Photographs: Lukas ZentelSave this picture!© Lukáš ŽentelRecommended ProductsCeramicsApavisaTiles – JewelsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingText description provided by the architects. The Origami project is situated in a peaceful residential district in Prague 6 and it consists of 7 houses. The concept is beyond the common idea of individual housing. Formally it’s been defined as a block of flats but the design is closer to the individual residential housing. Only two flats in maximum can be find in each house. Every flat has its own entrance and specious private garden. If the client wishes, two flats can be combined together into one private house. After that the total utility area can be 330 m2. The common areas such as corridors and underground garages with cellars create intimate residential project which is connected from the inside and closed from the outside. The concept combines the advantages of living in a flat with the advantages of living in a family house. Plus the future inhabitants have opportunity to add their personal individual vision of living to their new homes. It’s hard to find such project in Prague.Save this picture!PlanThe house has one common underground floor and 4 separated above-ground masses with 2 or 3 floors with flat roofs. This structure is based on surroundings built-up area with family houses.Save this picture!© Lukáš ŽentelIn every of 4 masses, which are all divided into halves, the maisonette flats has been created.Save this picture!© Lukáš ŽentelThe flats are accessible from the open-space pedestrian corridor created on the common underground. The maisonettes have the area of 120 m2 with 2 or 3 floors. Living room with kitchen can be found on the ground floor, bedrooms on the upper floor. All the living rooms are opened to the gardens. The windows of every flat are subordinate to the maximum privacy as well as to the sun-lighting.Save this picture!© Lukáš ŽentelProject gallerySee allShow lessHouse in Litoral Alentejano / Aires MateusSelected ProjectsPolwaththa House / Chinthaka Wickramage AssociatesSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Pod Karlovarskou silnicí, 161 00 Praha 6, Czech RepublicLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/785530/the-origami-project-qarta-architektura Clipboard Save this picture!© Lukáš Žentel+ 23 Share Area: 4204 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects CopyHousing•Prague, Czech Republic Architects: QARTA architektura Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/785530/the-origami-project-qarta-architektura Clipboard “COPY” Photographs Year: 2015 Housing The Origami Project / Qarta ArchitekturaSave this projectSaveThe Origami Project / Qarta Architektura CopyAbout this officeQARTA architekturaOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingPragueCzech RepublicPublished on April 17, 2016Cite: “The Origami Project / Qarta Architektura” 17 Apr 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Oxfam chooses new strapline – Be Humankind 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. Tagged with: Individual giving 164 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Howard Lake | 18 April 2008 | News Oxfam has introduced a new strapline to communicate its work and objectives – “Be Humankind”.Part of a rebranding exercise, the strapline appears on the charity’s website, in a new series of posters, and in a new 3d computer-animated TV advert which airs tonight for the first time on ITV at 19.45 during Coronation Street. The charity emailed its supporters today to give them a preview of the new advert.The concept behind ‘Be Humankind’ is a drive to call on all those people who don’t think they can make a difference to world poverty to think again. “We’re determined to turn heads and inspire more people to join us in overcoming poverty” the charity told its supporters today.www.oxfam.org.uk
Advertisement Tagged with: Humour Howard Lake | 8 March 2011 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis I Was commissioned by The Royal Cornwall Museum to make this automata donations box. When a coin is inserted (in this case 50p) the automata starts and runs for about 20 seconds. It has proved to be a very sucessful way of raising funds. Although the initial cost of the automata was high, it should pay for it’s self in a short time . It has also become a popular exhibit in the museum. you can see more of my automaton donation boxes on my web site http://www.keithnewsteadautomata.com/ The Royal Cornwall Donations Box 53 total views, 1 views today 54 total views, 2 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. 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.
News February 9, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Number of journalists and netizens in prison now tops 65 Reporters Without Borders has not received any news of several other journalists and netizens who were also reportedly arrested in recent days. At the same time, the Internet has been experiencing a great deal of disruption since the evening of 6 February and some mobile phone companies are no longer allowing users to send SMS messages. The measures appear to be part of a concerted effort by the authorities to prevent opposition protests during the Islamic Revolution’s 31st anniversary celebrations on 11 February. In an open letter to international media that have been invited by the Iranian authorities to cover the 31st anniversary celebrations, ten Iranian exile journalists said they had detailed information from Iran about the government’s plans to give the impression that it is supported by most of the population. It not only wants to prevent an opposition rally on Azadi Square, where President Ahmadinejad will give his speech, but also to ensure that there will only be government supporters in the square, the letter said. Inviting foreign journalists to cover the Islamic Revolution’s official anniversary was a trap, the journalists wrote. A government that has already arrested, jailed and charged journalists working for foreign news media, now wanted to demonstrate its popularity to the entire world and thereby conceal the protests, they said. Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists IranMiddle East – North Africa Reporters Without Borders deplores the fact that, as a result of arrests in the past few days, the number of journalists and netizens detained in Iran now exceeds 65. “This is a figure that is without precedent since Reporters Without Borders was created in 1985,” the organisation’s secretary-general, Jean-François Julliard, said. “The detainees include journalists based in Tehran and the provinces.” – Akbar Montajabi of Etemad-e Mell (a daily closed by the authorities) – Ahmad Jalali Farahani (arrested a day after being fired from the Meher News agency) – Mahsa Jazini of the Isfahan-based daily Iran – Somayeh Momeni of the monthly Nasim Bidary – Zeynab Kazem-Khah, an arts reporter for the ISNA news agency – Amir Sadeghi, a photographer with the daily Farhangh Ashti – Hassan Zohouri of the Mirass Farhanghi news agency- Ehsan Mehrabi of the daily Farhikhteghan- Vahid Pourostad of the daily Farhikhteghan RSF_en News In a press release yesterday, the intelligence ministry announced the arrests of seven journalists for “collaborating with Zionist satellite TV stations.” The journalists are accused of “receiving professional training abroad in the preparation of a velvet revolution,” disturbing public order and “collaborating with Radio Farda (Radio Free Europe).” A senior Radio Farda representative denied the allegation and said the station had no journalists in Iran. Intelligence ministry officials arrested at least eight journalists yesterday and the day before and took them to unknown places of detentions. Those arrested include: Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Reporters Without Borders wrote to United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navanethem Pillay on 4 February voicing concern about the situation in Iran and requesting an interview. The organisation also wrote to the foreign ministers of the European Union’s 27 member countries urging them to recall their ambassadors from Tehran “to protest against the arbitrary repression of government opponents, denounce the judicial farce of the Stalinist-style show trials and publicly express your concern about the imminent risk of executions.” Organisation June 11, 2021 Find out more to go further Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Iran News The press freedom organisation has learned that Ali Mohammad Islampour, editor of the Qasrnews blog and editor of the Navai Vaghat newspaper, was arrested on a charge of “publishing false information liable to upset public opinion” on 3 February after being summoned by a revolutionary court in the western city of Kermanshah. News Iran is stepping up pressure on journalists, including foreign journalists, in run-up to election The letter added: “You are going to Iran not only as media representatives of the free world, but also as representatives of your Iranian fellow journalists who are either in prison or in exile outside Iran. Your host is a government that is anti-freedom, anti-free media, and one that violates the most basic human rights of its people.” June 9, 2021 Find out more IranMiddle East – North Africa March 18, 2021 Find out more
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