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Danish market growth slowed by land-based decline in Q3

first_img Danish market growth slowed by land-based decline in Q3 Regions: Europe Nordics Denmark Danish gambling regulator Spillemyndigheden has reported a 9.7% increase in market revenue for the third quarter of 2018, though the continued declines of the gaming machine and land-based casino verticals is slowing market growth.While total revenue across online betting, online casino, land-based casinos and gaming machines was up year-on-year for the three months ended September 30th, rising to DKK1.62bn (£193.9m/€217.6m), this represented an 0.4% decline from the prior month.This was largely down to a drop in gaming machine gross gaming revenue, which fell 6.5% from Q3 2017 to DKK344.6m, and a 14.0% fall in casino revenue to DKK81.8m.In contrast to these land-based struggles, the regulated online verticals continue to thrive. Online wagering benefitted from the final rounds of the Fifa World Cup – despite Denmark being knocked out the tournament on the first day of Q3 – to report a 13.5% increase in GGR to DKK653.1m.Online sports betting has also had its revenue total bolstered by the inclusion of horse racing betting, which has been added to the vertical from the second quarter of the year. This follows the opening-up of betting on horse racing, which had been a monopoly product operated by Danske Spil since the market was re-regulated in 2012, to all licensed operators in January 2018.However, Spillemyndigheden noted, horse racing continued to see revenue and market share decline in 2017, with figures for 2018 not yet available.Online casino also enjoyed a strong Q3, with revenue climbing 19.9% to DKK544.7m, due primarily to the popularity of slots, which accounted for 63.1% of total casino GGR for the quarter. Coupled with growth in table games GGR, this offset marginal declines in revenue generated from online poker and bingo.Spillemyndigheden also provided an update on the country’s lottery market, which is still operated as a monopoly by Danske Spil, and due to different reporting periods, only annual results for the vertical are published. For 2017, the most recent figures provided, the vertical generated an estimated GGR of DKK3.1bn across the Klasselotteriet, Varelotteriet, and Landbrugslotteriet products.While this makes it the largest single vertical, with market share of around 33.7%, this has declined from 35.1% in 2016. The regulator said that this was largely down to players shifting to online wagering and casino.There has also been significant growth in the number of players to self-exclude from gambling, via Spillemyndigheden’s voluntary self-exclusion register ROFUS. By November 2018, 16,704 players has self-excluded, with 11,360 (68%) permanently blocking any access to gambling sites. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address Continuing growth of online casino and sports betting partially offset by decline in land-based casino and gaming machine revenuecenter_img Topics: Finance 6th December 2018 | By contenteditor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Financelast_img read more

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Working from home securely

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tech & innovation AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter iGB’s technology columnist Vigne Kozacek interrupts his series on DDoS attacks to provide readers with a run-down of how to maintain the highest cybersecurity standards when working remotely Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Email Addresscenter_img iGB’s technology columnist Vigne Kozacek interrupts his series on DDoS attacks to provide readers with a run-down of how to maintain the highest cybersecurity standards when working remotelyNovel coronavirus (Covid-19) has impacted every one of us in some way shape or form. Not least of all by forcing many people to work from home instead of traveling to the office and to practise social distancing when you do venture out for your daily exercise, to do some shopping or to collect medicines.While there are a vast number of things that need to be considered when working from home, I am going to focus on maintaining a secure working environment and protecting yourself (and your employer) while working remotely.Let’s face it, many companies and employees are struggling to adjust to this new way of life, even if it is only temporary, many companies are being forced to make some tough decisions.Cyber criminals, however, are accustomed to working like this and have thrived in these conditions for many years.In addition, they have stepped up their activities since this all started, simply because there are so many more targets out there now with all these employees working from home and they are by their very nature “opportunists”.Having staff work from home isn’t a new concept and most companies will have policies and procedures in place for staff whom already worked from home either part time or on a full-time basis before the outbreak.However, not all staff are fully trained on the dangers, and far too often these policies are reliant on well-developed systems being in place and adequately managed usually by staff who are in the office.What we are left with is a large proportion, if not all staff, now trying to carry out their usual day to day duties from outside of your organisation.As a result many companies have put the safety and security of their digital infrastructure in the hands of a personal computer.Potentially one with an expired antivirus and poor, if any, security software installed on it as well as a £50 ISP-provided router which has very little security capabilities.These generally highly insecure computers, and staff with little or no security training now have direct access to the heart of your organisation, resulting in digital assets being vulnerable and the risk of a breach increases exponentially.I have no doubt that you have heard the saying “you are only as strong as your weakest link” this is more relevant than ever.Okay, so there is a higher risk! How do we address these issues?The ideal scenario, if there can be one in this situation, is for staff to use company supplied equipment that is restricted to only use company authorised systems which the company has control.Yes, that means no Facebook, no personal email or unfiltered web browsing through corporate systems via a virtual private network (VPN).While this is the ideal scenario, we of course understand that the lockdown blindsided many businesses and most would not have been prepared for this despite having disaster recovery and business continuity plans in place.Having a few remote workers and having a majority, if not all of your workforce working remotely is something else entirely.The capital and manpower required to acquire laptops and set up the infrastructure would have been heavily restricted by the lockdown.Many suppliers, being in the very same situation have themselves, struggled to keep up with demand, meaning the knock-on effects have been immense.As a result, many critical parts of your remote working security policies are likely to have been overlooked in the scramble to maintain business continuity and productivity.Now would be a good time to conduct a review of your disaster recovery and business continuity plans Contact your usual suppliers and have them conduct a thorough penetration test on all the exposed areas of your network.Even if you have had one done recently, more holes could have been opened up while setting up remote access for your staff. According to IBM, the average amount of time it took for an organisation to discover that they had been compromised is 206 days.Conduct a full suite of penetration tests on all the exposed areas of your network According to a recent report published by Symantec, 48% of malicious email attachments were Microsoft Office files.As attacks become more and more sophisticated and legitimate communications are easily disguised to appear as though they have originated from a legitimate source, it is critical that staff know how to recognise the difference.It is not beyond would-be attackers to use LinkedIn or even your own company website to construct an organisation chart of your company complete with reporting lines.They could then send spoofed emails to subordinates with malicious attachments and/or content used for phishing purposes.This could well be more effective, especially now while it is no longer possible to just pop over to someone’s desk and verify that they have sent a questionable email or message. Security awareness training for all staff is critical at the best of times and now it is extremely important that staff are given updated security awareness training.This can be done online and there are many reputable companies out there that can facilitate this.I would highly recommend that you conduct surveys of your staff before and after the training to measure the impact and to ensure you are achieving the appropriate standards which can be easily achieved by your IT security team using a platform like Survey Monkey.Update and ensure staff undergo security awareness trainingVigne Kozacek has more than 25 years’ experience of managing information technology operations and business activities, predominantly in the gaming industry. With a career base including Camelot, Boylesports and William Hill, he has successfully delivered and managed positive change programmes including merger support and solution acquisitions. 28th April 2020 | By contenteditor Working from home securely Topics: Tech & innovationlast_img read more

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Austrian financial police shut down two more illegal gambling venues

first_imgLegal Austria’s financial police, in cooperation with the Federal Criminal Police Office in Vienna, shut down two illegal gambling establishments in the Vienna districts of Donaustadt and Rudolfsheim-Fünfhaus late yesterday evening (24 February). 25th February 2021 | By Conor Mulheir Regions: Austria After interviewing players and staff, those found responsible for organising the games were held at the location, and the poker dealers and waitress were investigated. Thirty-four players were found at three poker tables, each with up to €21,000 in cash, along with two gaming machines. Blinds in the poker games were up to €20, meaning thousands were being bet per round. “The combination of illegal gambling and drug use, which is increasingly occurring in Vienna, is particularly fatal. We will continue to take tough and consistent action against these criminals and continue our excellent cooperation with the police. The fight against illegal gambling will continue to be pushed.” Yesterday, a wide-ranging overhaul of Austria’s gambling regulatory framework was announced, in a change that will see player protection controls ramped up, new transparency requirements introduced, and a new supervisory authority formed. In the Donaustadt district, officers found a hidden, sealed-off ground floor bar in a restaurant, the door was opened to them voluntarily due to the large number of officers present. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Detective officers from the Federal Criminal Police Office found drugs on one of the players, after which a drug detection dog was able to find other drugs and containers typically used for street sales, the police said. Tags: Austrian Financial Police AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The first raid took place in Rudolfsheim-Fünfhaus, where officers found 10 players using gambling machines, several of whom tried to hide and leave the location via an exit upon the officers’ entry. Seven gaming machines and cash were seized by the officers. The financial police said the raids dealt a massive blow to those behind organised gambling crime in the country. “The consistent work of the financial police brings these mafia-like gangs from the southeast under massive pressure. The high addiction factor of gambling leads to the fact that addicted gamblers often try to compensate for their financial losses through crime. In January, the nation’s Ministry of Finance reported an increase in the number of illegal gaming devices seized by police in 2020, despite law enforcement’s day-to-day operations being disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic. The figures revealed showed that the country’s financial police had confiscated 1,463 gaming machines over the course of 2020 – a year-on-year increase of approximately 100, or 7.3%. Topics: Legal & compliance Social responsibility Legal “In Vienna, new criminal structures in ​​illegal gambling have recently arisen,” said Austria’s Finance Minister, Gernot Blümel. Whereas the nation’s Treasury is currently responsible for licensing and the enforcement of gambling regulations, these duties will be taken over by the new authority. Austrian financial police shut down two more illegal gambling venues Email Addresslast_img read more

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I&M Holdings Limited (IM.ke) HY2017 Interim Report

first_imgI&M Holdings Limited (IMH.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the half year.For more information about I&M Holdings Limited (IMH.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the I&M Holdings Limited (IMH.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: I&M Holdings Limited (IMH.ke)  2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileI&M Holdings Limited (I&M Bank Group) is a financial services institution providing products and services for the personal, commercial and corporate sectors in Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda and Mauritius. Its product offering ranges from transactional accounts, home and car loans and overdraft and term loans to e-commerce payment and salary processing services, trade finance and insurance premium financing services I&M Bank Group also provides services for foreign exchange, fund transfers, tax payment, bancassurance and agency banking. Its investment management division offers securities accounts and fiduciary services and facilitates the purchase and sale of securities from the stock market and invests in government securities. Its asset finance division caters for personal and corporate clients and covers vehicle and machinery purchases and cash management services. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. I&M Holdings Limitedlast_img read more

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Equity Bank Limited (EQTY.ke) HY2018 Presentation

first_imgEquity Bank Limited (EQTY.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2018 presentation results for the half year.For more information about Equity Bank Limited (EQTY.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Equity Bank Limited (EQTY.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Equity Bank Limited (EQTY.ke)  2018 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileEquity Bank Limited is a financial services institution in Kenya providing banking products and services for the personal, commercial and corporate sectors. The company offers a full-service offering ranging from transactional accounts and digital banking to school fees collection, custody investment and group accounts, trade finance, asset finance and microfinance loans. Equity Bank (Kenya) Limited is a subsidiary of Equity Group Holdings Limited and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Equity Bank Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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St. David’s, Austin, receives awards for environmental efforts

first_img This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Tags Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Smithfield, NC Featured Events Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Knoxville, TN Environment & Climate Change Rector Martinsville, VA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET St. David’s, Austin, receives awards for environmental efforts Rector Albany, NY Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Hopkinsville, KY Featured Jobs & Calls An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET By Jeanie SablaturaPosted Nov 6, 2012 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Press Release Service Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Belleville, IL Rector Bath, NC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit a Job Listing Rector Collierville, TN The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Tampa, FL Youth Minister Lorton, VA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest [Episcopal Diocese of Texas] St. David’s Episcopal Church in Austin just completed a rigorous two-year effort to become the first church in Texas to achieve GreenFaith certification. Now, St. David’s has become the first house of worship in Austin to complete the Austin Green Business Leaders program and, in December, will be recognized as a Keep Austin Beautiful (KAB) Award winner for the Recycling and Waste Reduction category.“I am so very pleased and grateful to those who have led us in this effort,” said the Rev. David Boyd, rector. “Being an environmentally conscious church is a fulfillment of our call to care for creation which God has entrusted to our care. I am proud that we have taken a role in leading others to be more faithful stewards of creation.”For two years St. David’s worked to complete the GreenFaith certification criteria, which focuses not only on the physical “greening” of an institution’s operations, but also on education, spirituality, and justice. Programs have included film screenings and discussions of environmental films, a highly successful “eARTh Night” showcasing local artists, and becoming a National Wildlife Habitat.Based on many already-implemented initiatives, St. David’s qualified as an Austin Green Business Leader by doing and/or implementing energy saving measures, including installing efficient lighting and appliances, subscribing to the GreenChoice renewable energy program with Austin Energy, and installing an Electrical Vehicle charging station in the parking garage. St. David’s also has installed low-flow water fixtures and xeriscaped grounds with native drought-tolerant plants (implementing an Integrated Pest Management Plan). St. David’s also provides the entire Austin community a local produce pick-up site for Johnson’s Backyard Garden.The parish’s commitment to caring for creation began more than eight years ago when an Environmental Guild was formed to address issues such as recycling and waste reduction. Receiving the vestry’s and rector’s blessing, the Environmental Guild amassed a “Green Team” to include clergy, staff, and lay leaders, all of whom have been integral to the initiative’s success.Recently, St. David’s was chosen the “2012 Recycling and Waste Reduction Winner” for enacting such measures as replacing plastic bags with fair-trade canvas bags, eliminating Styrofoam cups, focusing on electronic forms of communication to reduce paper consumption, making composting and extensive recycling the norm, and embracing eco-friendly concepts in day-to-day decisions. St. David’s will receive this award at a banquet later this year. Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Washington, DC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Advocacy Peace & Justice, Associate Rector Columbus, GA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit an Event Listing Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit a Press Release Curate Diocese of Nebraska Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Pittsburgh, PA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET last_img read more

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Diabetes UK attracts employees from 23 companies with online payroll giving

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 20 December 2002 | News Since launching its online payroll giving option in August 2002 Diabetes UK has attracted 23 donors from 23 companies.Diabetes UK teamed up with Bmycharity.com to offer online payroll giving from their Web site, thereby enabling employees and members of company pension schemes to start giving tax-efficiently directly from their pay. Fay Mayers at BT Group Plc Payroll department said: “Diabetes UK electronic form looks much easier to deal with. It has all the right details. It is less hassle: you only have to speak to the payee and inform him/her that the donation process can begin. I only wish that all donations were done like this through the Internet rather than all these confusing papers.” Advertisement Diabetes UK attracts employees from 23 companies with online payroll giving Mark Stevens, an employee of BT Group Plc who has given using the system, said: “Diabetes UK electronic donor application is certainly easy to fill in. There is no hassle of phoning the charity, and asking for a form. It was less hassle for me, because I didn’t have to fill in all the details. I found it a straightforward form, easy to complete and I believe it is a very cost effective way for the charity.”Leila West, who manages Payroll Giving at Diabetes UK, said: “We are delighted by the response so far. In the first five months 23 people from 23 different companies have signed up online and the feedback from employees and companies has been excellent.”Jane Banks Head of Corporate Services at CAF, Diabetes UK’s payroll giving agency, said: “We all know that Payroll giving take up is best achieved by using a number of communication mediums. Now more than ever an opportunity to sign up online is imperative.”Leila West from Diabetes UK will speak about online payroll giving at the Bmycharity conference on 13th January 2003.  19 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. 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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Judy Murray serves up an ace fundraiser during Wimbledon fortnight

first_img  123 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Celebrity Events  124 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Judy Murray, mum to Andy Murray, Britain’s number one singles player and Jamie Murray, Britain’s top doubles player is encouraging people around the UK to hold a Strawberry Tea for Breast Cancer Care during Wimbledon fortnight.Strawberry Tea is one of Breast Cancer Care’s annual fundraising events. It is an easy and fun way to raise money for the charity and the perfect excuse for friends to get together and support the tens of thousands of people who are diagnosed with breast cancer each year in the UK. With the help of Judy Murray, Breast Cancer Care is asking people to organise their very own Strawberry Tea event this summer.Judy said, “A couple of years ago, I lost two really good friends to breast cancer. The three of us were of a similar age and we often played tennis together. They were so fit and active – and then suddenly they weren’t there any more. That’s when I became aware of the importance of screening and of the excellent support provided by charities such as Breast Cancer Care, which is why I’m so keen to help Breast Cancer Care to raise money. Why not use Wimbledon as an excuse to invite a few friends round? In return for a small donation they could enjoy a strawberry tea while sitting enjoying the tennis on your television.”A Strawberry Tea can be anything from a strawberry treats in the garden, an afternoon strawberry tea-break in the office or, as Judy mentions, inviting some friends over to watch the tennis whilst enjoying some strawberries and cream. Whatever you decide, Breast Cancer Care will send a fundraising pack full of ideas, hints and tips to help with your event.In the UK, someone is diagnosed with breast cancer every 12 minutes. By holding a Strawberry Tea, you really can make a difference to those diagnosed with breast cancer and those affected by the diagnosis by enabling Breast Cancer Care to provide them with free support and information when they need it most.To request a Strawberry Tea fundraising pack which is full of charity fundraising ideas and strawberry recipes, visitwww.breastcancercare.org.uk/strawberryor call 0870 164 9422.– Ends –Notes to EditorsFor further information:· Vikki Taylor, 020 7960 3521 [email protected] Cancer Care is here for anyone affected by breast cancer. We bring people together, provide information and support, and campaign for improved standards of care. We use our understanding of people’s experience of breast cancer and our clinical expertise in everything we do. Visit www.breastcancercare.org.uk or call our free helpline on 0808 800 6000. Howard Lake | 1 July 2008 | News Judy Murray serves up an ace fundraiser during Wimbledon fortnight Advertisement 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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Masonic Order raises £600,000 for three charities

first_img 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. “Like the rest of the community, charities are feeling the pinch of the credit crunch and our support is therefore more important and necessary than ever,” Mr Dunlop said.The Masonic fundraising campaign, launched in November 2007, was originally intended to cover a year-long programme but had to be extended by a further six months to accommodate the number of money-raising events organised by members of the Masonic Order throughout the island of Ireland. Masonic Order raises £600,000 for three charities Howard Lake | 28 September 2009 | Newscenter_img Tagged with: Events Ireland A major fundraising campaign has beaten the credit crunch and raised £600,000 for three charities.The Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice, Samaritans and Laura Lynn Foundation will share the sum following the successful 18-month long Festival for Charity organised by the Grand Lodge of Freemasons of Ireland.The money was handed over in the Provincial Masonic Hall, Rosemary Street, Belfast, where Grand Master George Dunlop presented cheques for £200,000 to each of the charities. Advertisement  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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Trump, el capitalismo incitan tiroteos masivos

first_imgEntre el 31 de julio y el 3 de agosto, tres terroristas hombres de raza con blanca mataron e hirieron a docenas de personas en Gilroy, California; El Paso, Texas; y Dayton, Ohio. Tres tiroteos masivos en los Estados Unidos en una semana.Los locutores de televisión expresaron que esto llevó el número de tiroteos masivos de EE.UU. en 2019 a más de 250. Wikipedia y artículos de noticias en todas partes publicaron relatos completos o parciales de los crímenes atroces.Sin embargo, en ninguna parte de los medios de las grandes empresas se mencionó la abrumadora razón de los asesinatos. No es “falta de control de armas”. No es “enfermedad mental”.Pero el hecho es que EE.UU., todas sus instituciones formales y su “estado de derecho” están profundamente arraigadas en los fundamentos de la supremacía blanca, la xenofobia, la misoginia, el nacionalismo cristiano y el odio anti-LGBTQ2S+ y un sistema de capitalismo asesino.Esos odios alentados y practicados causaron un terrible precio la semana pasada.Justo antes del asalto en Gilroy, el asesino entró en Instagram para recomendar un libro glorificado por los supremacistas blancos y solía justificar el racismo, la esclavitud y el colonialismo. Luego salió y asesinó a una persona afroamericana y dos niños latinx, de 6 y 13 años, e hirió a muchos otros.El tirador de El Paso publicó un largo manifiesto, comenzando con una declaración de que su ataque fue “una respuesta a la invasión hispana de Texas”. Luego condujo nueve horas a través de Texas (que era indiscutiblemente parte de México hasta que Estados Unidos lo robó en 1848) a la zona predominantemente latina de El Paso, justo al otro lado de la frontera con Juárez, México. Allí disparó y mató a 22 personas e hirió al menos a 26 más, muchas de ellas de gravedad.Las identificaciones de los asesinados no están completas, pero al menos seis ciudadanos mexicanos murieron, según su embajada, así como el ex conductor de autobuses urbanos de 72 años Arturo Benavides y el estudiante de secundaria de 15 años, Javier Rodríguez. También se informó que algunos de los heridos no fueron a los hospitales por temor al Servicio de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas de EE.UU. Es posible que otros, por la misma razón, no fueron a la morgue para identificar a sus seres queridos.Todavía no ha surgido información sobre la ideología del asesino de Dayton. Pero la identidad de sus víctimas expuso brutalmente sus odios. Las nueve personas a las que disparó incluyeron a su hermano de 22 años, que era un hombre trans, y seis hombres y mujeres afroamericanos que estaban cerca.Después de las masacres, Trump tuiteó los obligatorios “pensamientos y oraciones”. Pero su función real como el principal abanderado gubernamental del odio de dividir y conquistar se exhibe constantemente.En un mitin en Florida el 19 de mayo, se lamentó de que los agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza no tengan permitido apuntar con sus armas a los in/migrantes y preguntó: “¿Cómo se detiene a estas personas?” Cuando alguien en la multitud gritó: “Dispárales” y el hizo una “broma” de eso.Nuestra pregunta es: ¿Cómo lo detenemos? ¿Y los asesinos racistas, los asesinos antisemitas y antiislámicos, los asesinos de migrantes, los que matan a personas queer y trans, los que matan en incidentes de violencia doméstica?Según un análisis de Everytown for Gun Safety, de 156 tiroteos masivos entre 2009 y 2016, el 54 por ciento estaban relacionados con violencia doméstica o familiar. (tinyurl.com/y5oyujxa). Nueve personas afroamericanas fueron asesinadas a tiros en una iglesia de Charleston, SC, en 2015. Cincuenta personas en su mayoría latinx, principalmente LGBTQ2S + fueron asesinadas en un club nocturno de Orlando, Florida, en 2016. Once personas fueron baleadas a muerte en una sinagoga de Pittsburgh en 2018. Y así sucesivamente.Este es el sistema estadounidense profundamente asesino en el que vivimos. Y esas son solo algunas de las muertes por disparos masivos aquí. Eso no cuenta los millones que EE.UU. a matado en sus guerras.¿Qué se necesitará para terminar esto?Los elementos más moderados en el Partido Demócrata son demasiado tímidos para siquiera acusar a Trump. Los progresistas sin éxito propusieron un juicio político por racismo después de sus violentos tuits contra cuatro congresistas de color.Pero la acusación por sí sola no haría justicia a las víctimas de estas horribles masacres. Las formalidades legales ahora supuestamente impiden el arresto de un presidente en funciones. ¡Pero el asesinato es asesinato! La creciente ola de resistencia contra la supremacía blanca en los Estados Unidos quiere ver a Trump ante la justicia.¿Por qué miraríamos hacia el Partido Demócrata para salvarnos? Mire la historia de los EE.UU. Nada ha movido a los partidos gobernantes en el poder, sea cual sea su nombre, excepto la movilización masiva independiente del pueblo. ¡Vamos a acusar al sistema capitalista en su lugar!La pregunta ya no es la hipotética: “¿Qué pasaría si vinieran por (llene el espacio en blanco)?” Las masacres subrayan la verdad de los manifestantes judíos anti-ICE han proclamado: “¡Nunca Más es Ahora!” Ahora es el momento de organizarse y estar en las calles para exigir que se detengan los ataques mortales contra los negros y morenos y los migrantes/inmigrantes, y la retórica llena de odio que los inspira.Cada acción en solidaridad con la gente de color y con los inmigrantes es importante, no importa cuán pequeña sea. Use un botón que diga: “Vamos contra el racismo” y fortalezca a todos los que encuentre. Organice una reunión de la ciudad o una reunión en el vecindario en apoyo de los migrantes/inmigrantes y cree un lugar para que se reúnan los antirracistas.Lleguemos a aquellos con quienes trabajamos, a miembros de nuestro sindicato y otros sindicatos, a nuestros grupos de vecindario y comunidad, y formemos coaliciones para defender a los inmigrantes en nuestras vidas.Esté atento a las acciones locales de FIRE (Fight for Im/migrants and Refugees Everywhere) y únase. (Facebook.com/fightformigrants/) Siga la Red Internacional de Solidaridad de los Trabajadores (Workersolidarity.net) que está creando conciencia y colectividad de la clase trabajadora. ¡Hagamos del Día del Trabajo 2019 un día de solidaridad con los in/migrantes!Si ahora encontramos nuestra fuerza juntos, ese es otro paso para romper el control sangriento de la opresión, para terminar con los asesinatos causados por el capitalismo patriarcal, supremacista blanco. Podemos comenzar a construir el largo pero esperanzador camino hacia el socialismo revolucionario donde “la tierra se levantará sobre nuevas bases”.“La Solidaridad para Siempre” comienza con la solidaridad hoy.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more