Regions: Europe Central and Eastern Europe Ukraine Sports betting Betgenius, the sports betting subsidiary of Genius Sports Group, has admitted that it was the victim of fraud, after a series of matches scouted by the supplier were found to have been organised fraudulently.The games in question involved lower-league Ukrainian teams, in an event promoted on social media as the Azoz Cup.Betgenius said the matches appeared to be scheduled and advertised via official sources as cup fixtures between professional clubs, and employed a local statistician to capture data on the games.However, with Ukraine in lockdown as a result of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, these could not take place, and were not sanctioned by the Ukrainian Association of Football (UAF).While some media reports described the games as ‘ghost games’ – matches ‘played’ using falsified data to defraud bookmakers – Betgenius denied this.The supplier pointed out that its match security protocol requires statisticians to create visual and audio recordings to verify that a game is actually taking place.“Therefore we can confirm that games did indeed take place, however we now understand that these games were not played in an official capacity and may have been conducted in a fraudulent manner, likely by a criminal group,” it said.“Unfortunately it has come to light that we, along with many of our sportsbook customers, were the victim of fraud.”Betgenius pledged to support the UAF and local law enforcement in their investigation of the matches in question.“Protecting the integrity of sport is central to a fair, transparent and sustainable sports betting ecosystem and Genius Sports is committed to maintaining the highest standards in securing the integrity of sporting events,” Betgenius said. 2nd April 2020 | By contenteditor Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Sports betting Betgenius hit by Ukrainian fixture fraud Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Betgenius, the sports betting subsidiary of Genius Sports Group, has admitted that it was the victim of fraud, after a series of matches scouted by the supplier were found to have been organised fraudulently. Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter
G4S Botswana Limited (G4S.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Support Services sector has released it’s 42010 annual report.For more information about G4S Botswana Limited (G4S.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the G4S Botswana Limited (G4S.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: G4S Botswana Limited (G4S.bw) 42010 annual report.Company ProfileG4S (Botswana) Limited provides security solutions for individual and business needs in Botswana. It operates in the following sectors: Manned Security provides integrated security solutions to airports, energy, mining, construction, custodial services, cash solutions, hospitality and financial institutions; Security Systems provides a service to monitor alarms, electric fences, fire alarms, medical emergency alarms, illegal access signals, vehicle tracking, low battery power alerts, remote panic buttons, CCTV remote images and fleet management services; Facilities Management provides a service for rent collection, utilities and services, inspecting and maintaining properties, and maintenance services which include electrical, plumbing, carpentry and building services; Cleaning Services provides contract cleaning services for offices, shopping malls, banks, schools and universities. G4S (Botswana) Limited is a subsidiary of G4S International 105 (UK) Limited.
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The iconography of the Pestsäule in Vienna indicates that the plague the city suffered was viewed as punishment for sin. Noppasin Wongchum / iStock via Getty images LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply By Emily Godbey, Iowa State UniversityEditor’s Note: Dr. Emily Godbey is a professor of art and visual culture at Iowa State University. In this interview, she discusses how plague monuments were used to commemorate victims of past disease outbreaks, temporary memorials for COVID-19 and why plague memorials are not as prolific as war memorials.A short history of plague monuments.What are some of the past disease outbreaks that have been memorialized around the world?Diseases like the bubonic plague, cholera, the 1918 influenza pandemic or “Spanish Flu,” AIDS, and even SARS have monuments, although some are much more modest than others. They are more uncommon when compared with monuments to wars, political regimes, and more visible tragedies such as 9/11 or the Holocaust. However, they are present.Poussin, The Plague of Ashdod, 1630. Poussin painted this during a plague that took place in Italy from 1629 to 1631, which influenced his accurate portrayal of the epidemic.Wikimedia CommonsWhat are some notable plague monuments and what do they commemorate?The bubonic plague broke out several times in different parts of the world between the 6th century B.C. and the 19th century. It spurred a flurry of both memorial pieces and visual arts meant to persuade the heavens to spare lives. Spread by fleas carried by rats, the bubonic plague ravaged populations enabling vast societal changes. Because modern disease theory was absent, witches, Jews, foreigners, miasmas (bad air) and even cats were cast as scapegoats. The plague was often seen as punishment for sin.In response, Europeans erected altarpieces, churches, and free-standing monuments to the disease. Paintings highlighted St. Roch, who usually bears the unattractive swellings (buboes) caused by the plague on his inner thigh. The Virgin Mary and St. Sebastian appear in numerous works as a supplication to the heavens for help from this deadly pandemic. Churches were raised as thanks to God for lifting the plague, as in Venice’s Il Redentore (“The Redeemer”), because of a plague outbreak in which almost a third of Venice’s citizens died. Likewise, in the 18th century, Klagenfurt, Austria, installed an impressive, elaborate Pestsaüle (Plague Column) in front of a church. Baden and Heilgenkreutz in Austria also responded with public plague monuments.Monuments to cholera, a disease spread by unsanitary conditions and largely circulating through fecal-infested water, has remarkably few monuments even though its toll in the 19th century was widespread and devastating. This is perhaps due to victims’ mass pit burials hastily arranged out of fear of contagion and lack of space.There were delays in memorialization, as memorials were not built until several decades after the outbreaks. A 1913 monument was dedicated to the cholera victims of 1854 in Sheffield, U.K. The town of Dixon, Illinois, raised a monument only in 2010; Barre, Vermont, has a recent granite bench, funded by a single couple.Perhaps the most poignant, but small, testimony to the loss of life is a disabled water pump on Broad Street in London, which was the nexus of cholera in 1854. This is the pump that allowed John Snow (a public health pioneer, not the one in “Game of Thrones”) to ascertain that it was contaminated water that infected people in the neighborhood. Ironically, those who preferred alcohol as their main beverage there were spared cholera, because those products were heated.The 1918 influenza pandemic also has merited few visible monuments; modern scholars attribute their lack to the concurrent tragedy of World War I, even though the Spanish flu killed perhaps as many as 100 million individuals. Scholars have applied the terms “forgotten pandemic” and “mass amnesia” to the deadly flu, in part because the story was much harder to tell than ones of heroic, manly battlefield deaths in the war. One sad little cross marks the burial of 200 flu victims in Wales, Alaska, where the flu decimated the already small population.Perhaps the most unusual monument to a pandemic is the 2003 “Soul-Consoling Stone” at the Animal Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences in Beijing; instead of a monument to the humans who perished with SARS, the monument is to the research animals who were sacrificed in the laboratories. Hong Kong already has a memorial for the front-line workers who died from the SARS outbreak in 2003.In contrast to the massive, expensive memorials dedicated to loss of life in war, 9/11 and the Holocaust, the devastating effect of AIDS in New York City is marked by a comparatively simple monument, built with much delay and far fewer funds, on the site of one of the hospitals first dedicated to treating this novel virus.Will we see a memorial for victims for COVID-19?What is the future of monuments dedicated to the victims of COVID-19, whose numbers grow every day? That is difficult to say with certainty, although we are already seeing temporary memorials to COVID-19 victims organized by artists and friends, and families of victims. Some 20,000 American flags were placed on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. when the death toll in the U.S. passed 200,000 in September. Photos of victims were placed along Belle Isle Drive in Detroit as part of a “drive-by memorial” in Detroit. People in other cities around the country have also created temporary memorials.COVID Memorial Project placed 20,000 U.S. flags on the National Mall when the U.S. COVID-19 death toll passed 200,000. Anadolu AgencyBecause the true cause of the pandemic has, historically, not been easy to pinpoint, the victims do not die heroic deaths and the numbers of victims may be difficult to know, massive disease outbreaks are harder to conceptualize. As a result, they are harder to memorialize in a public way. However, we are in an era in which there is considerable public discourse about monuments – whether taking them down or putting them up, so COVID-19 may be the rule breaker in this regard.This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Reply The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your comment! 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AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis15 Advertisement About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. 168 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis15 FatFace is donating £100,000 of the profits it made on Black Friday to good causes instead of offering discounts in its stores and online.Profits from sales made in-store or online between 21st and today (28th November) will all go to local charities including Wales Air Ambulance, Bath Cats & Dogs Home, Chilterns MS Centre, The Meath Epilepsy Trust and Lyme Regis Lifeboat.To raise further funds, FatFace has also asked people to donate on its Thanks for Giving campaign page, while fundraising also took place throughout the week with staff taking part in a variety of events including sleeping out in the cold, cycling Hadrian’s wall, cycling the length of the Midlands, bake sales, Christmas jumper days, pub quizzes and sponsored silences.During last year’s Black Friday, FatFace donated almost £200,000 to 221 charities local to its stores and chosen by its staff.The FatFace Foundation, the brand’s charitable arm which launched in 2009, aims to raise and distribute £1m by 2018, and has also produced an online booklet with case studies showing how last year’s Thanks for Giving campaign has helped some of its partner charities. 167 total views, 1 views today FatFace counters Black Friday with Thanks for Giving campaign Tagged with: Black Friday corporate Melanie May | 28 November 2016 | News
Feb. 14 is the birth date of Nadezhda Krupskaya – Bolshevik revolutionary, educator and library advocate. Although born to a formerly aristocratic family, her family had descended into poverty, which led her to study Marxism. She joined the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party in 1903. Nadezhda KrupskayaIn 1905, Krupskaya became Secretary of the Central Committee of the RSDLP’s Bolshevik wing, which later became the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, after the split in 1917 with the nonrevolutionary Mensheviks.In the early days of the Soviet Union, Krupskaya took charge of the Adult Education Division of the new educational system, which revolutionized education in the world’s first socialist republic. In 1924, as a member of the CPSU Central Committee, Krupskaya used her platform to advocate greater gains for women workers and to promote the Soviet educational system. From 1927 to 1939, she served as the country’s Deputy Minister of Education, and she was the Deputy Education Commissar from 1929 to 1939. Later in life, Krupskaya turned her attention to the libraries of the Soviet Union. Prior to the revolution, they had been exclusive club-like settings where only the educated and literate were permitted entry. After the revolution, this inequity did not disappear right away. Krupskaya began a complete overhaul of all libraries in the country, through literacy campaigns and collaboration between libraries to serve the public. This included assessing people’s needs and learning what they wanted to read. Then it involved obtaining books relevant to what was wanted or needed for either studying or reading for pleasure. Krupskaya revolutionized the practice of training librarians. She opened the first “library seminaries” in the Soviet Union, where practicing librarians taught and trained new librarians in the skills of their profession. This allowed many more people to not only become librarians, but to develop into revolutionary librarians. To Krupskaya, librarians and educators were the facilitators of the revolution and would be the experts in explaining literature, literacy and writing skills to the people, so they could better understand and preserve the Soviet Union’s socialist values. Krupskaya met Vladimir Lenin at a Marxist reading group in 1894. They married in 1898, while exiled in Siberia, and remained together until Lenin’s death in 1924. Nadezhda Krupskaya died in 1939 at the age of 70. She was a dedicated Communist, revolutionary and educator until the end of her life. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
June 14, 2018 Find out more Kosovar investigative journalist assaulted in Pristina Receive email alerts Concern about investigative reporter’s disappearance in Serbia News Nearly half of UN member countries have obstructed coronavirus coverage Help by sharing this information KosovoEurope – Central Asia News Follow the news on Kosovo June 29, 2020 Find out more Organisation October 25, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Parliament finally drops two contested articles from criminal code reform KosovoEurope – Central Asia Reporters Without Borders hails last week’s decision by parliament to withdraw two articles from a criminal code reform under which journalists could have been given jail sentences for “offences committed via the media” or for refusing to reveal their sources.The two articles, 37 and 38, were adopted in April but were never put into effect. Parliament failed to impose them twice, in April and June, because of opposition from the president and from grass-roots campaigns.Reporters Without Borders voiced repeated concern about these articles, which would have created a particularly difficult working environment for the media, and welcomes the decision to drop them, taken on 19 October.”We will nonetheless pay close attention to the evolution of the media freedom situation in Kosovo, which has not improved significantly since our last fact-finding mission in July 2010 ,” Reporters Without Borders said.”Proceeding with the necessary legislative and legal reforms is unquestionably an essential first step but it is the way they are implemented that will allow us to determine whether Kosovo’s politicians and judges really want to move on from the really bad practices pursued until now.” RSF_en News to go further News August 18, 2017 Find out more