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Vivendi ups forecast as profit rises

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first_img Share whatsapp Vivendi ups forecast as profit rises Wednesday 1 September 2010 3:49 am Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL MEDIA giant Vivendi has raised its forecast for 2010 after reporting a four per cent rise in first-half profit.Vivendi saw a net profit of 1.53bn euros (£1.26bn) in the first six months of the year, up from the 1.47bn euros it made a year ago.But the comnow expects 2010 profit to exceed the 2.59bn euros it made in 2009.Revenues at French telecom operator SFR, 56 per cent-owned by Vivendi, rose 1.8 per cent.Vivendi’s latest acquisition, Brazilian fixed-line telecom operator GVT, also posted strong growth.However revenues at its Universal Music Group – whise artits include Lady Gaga abd Eminem – dropped by 5.4 per cent. center_img Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsUndoAll Things Auto | Search AdsBuick’s New Lineup Is Truly StunningAll Things Auto | Search AdsUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save ThousandsThe No Cost Solar ProgramUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutAdvertisement 7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndo whatsapp John Dunne Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Proof last_img read more

Gambling harm APPG harm group launches igaming inquiry

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first_img Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The Gambling Related Harm All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) has launched a new inquiry into the harms caused by online gaming, with a view on identifying the best remedies and recommendations to tackle the issue.The parliamentary group will examine the full impact of online gambling, the addictive nature of some products in this market and their effect on vulnerable people, including children.In addition, the inquiry will explore the effectiveness of various age and identity verification mechanisms that are currently in place with igaming operators, as well as self-exclusion schemes and provisions for problem and at-risk gamblers.As part of the study, the APPG is now inviting the public, organisations, industry bodies and academics to submit written evidence until March 14. The group will also hold a series of oral evidence sessions from next month in order to capture more opinion from the market.“According to recent reports of British gambling behaviour, the prevalence of problem gambling among those who gamble online is similar to those who played FOBTs. Naturally, following our successful campaign to reduce the harm caused by FOBTs, online gambling became the next area of serious concern,” group chair and Labour Member of Parliament (MP) for Swansea East Carolyn Harris explained. “Our group has received numerous correspondence from individuals and families harmed by online gambling and has already been informed about the ploy by bookmakers to lure would-be FOBT players online.“We are deeply concerned about the harms caused by online gambling and particularly the impact and harm of online gambling on children,” Harris said. “Following this inquiry, we will be setting out a number of policy changes and recommendations to tackle this issue.”The new Gambling Related Harm APPG was formed last month after the existing Fixed Odds Betting Terminals APPG opted to expand its reach and focus in order to tackle a wider range of issues linked to gambling. The group had successfully campaigned for the maximum stake on FOBTs to be lowered from £100 to £2.Labour MP Harris retained her role as group chair, with support from vice-chairs Iain Duncan Smith MP of the Conservatives, the Scottish National Party’s Ronnie Cowan MP, Conservative peer Lord Chadlington and Democratic Unionist Party MP Jim Shannon.Image: Santeri Viinamäki 12th February 2019 | By contenteditor Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Legal & compliance The Gambling Related Harm All-Party Parliamentary Group has launched a new inquiry into the harms caused by igaming, with a focus on identifying the best remedies and recommendations to address such issues. Gambling harm APPG harm group launches igaming inquiry Tags: Online Gambling Regions: UK & Ireland Topics: Legal & compliance Strategylast_img read more

Rassie Erasmus nails drop-kick in Rugby World Cup semi-final warm-up

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first_imgKick start: Erasmus kicks in the warm-up before facing Japan (Getty Images) The coach is well-known for getting involved with his team’s preparations. so the story goes, he used to get involved with the lineouts at the Stormers, so he could make his technical points clear, visually.As you can see from this image, he also continues to take part in a few other aspects of training.Catch it!: Erasmus catches a tennis ball between Damian Willemse and Willie Le Roux (Getty Images)We also know that Erasmus is aware of when cameras are on him during training.Remember when he made a point of coaching the ‘Owen Farrell tackle’ in Springboks training, following the controversial hit the England playmaker put on André Esterhuizen in a one-point win? England pipped the Boks 12-11, with Farrell’s tackle going unpunished. So in front of the cameras, Erasmus showed Esterhuizen the best way to hit a tackle bag high.We got his point loud and clear. It was almost as emphatic as his drop-goal int he Yokohama stadium! Rassie Erasmus nails drop-kick in Rugby World Cup semi-final warm-upWhilst his Springboks side were going through their final preparations to face Wales in the semi-final of the Rugby World Cup, South Africa head coach Rassie Erasmus decided to have a pop at goal, with a drop-kick. And as you can see below, he ain’t half bad! LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus out here wishing he could pick himself tonight #RWC2019 #ITVRugby #WALvRSA pic.twitter.com/WGkczX4gw1— ITV Rugby (@ITVRugby) October 27, 2019The former Springboks back-rower should rightly be happy with himself for this effort. But it transpires he is no stranger to the art, with him apparently a regular at it in training and in warm-ups.As you can see from the above image, he was kicking in the warm-up before the World Cup quarter-final against Japan – which the Springboks won 26-3. You can read our match report.Related: This is the story Rassie Erasmus’s relationship with defence coach Jacques Nienaber Keep track of events in Japan via our Rugby World Cup homepage.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.last_img read more

Paul Amadi to join Diabetes UK as Director of Fundraising

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first_img Tagged with: Management Recruitment / people Paul Amadi to join Diabetes UK as Director of Fundraising AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Health charity Diabetes UK has appointed Paul Amadi as Director of Fundraising and he will take up his post in January 2012.Amadi is currently Director of Fundraising at NSPCC and before that worked for RNIB and SENSE. He has also served as chair the Institute of Fundraising.Barbara Young, Chief Executive of Diabetes UK, said: “Diabetes is one of the most important and urgent health challenges of our time and Paul’s skills and experience are absolutely what we need as we grow our work with people and professionals to care, connect and campaign on behalf of people with diabetes and those at risk.”www.diabetes.org.uk Howard Lake | 2 December 2011 | News 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

Charities still under-reporting major incidents finds Commission’s safeguarding taskforce

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first_imgCharities still under-reporting major incidents finds Commission’s safeguarding taskforce AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 The Charity Commission has voiced concerns that charities are still under-reporting serious incidents as it publishes the findings of its interim taskforce on safeguarding.According to the final report of the taskforce, published today (17 October) charities submitted 2,114 reports of serious incidents relating to safeguarding incidents or issues between 20 February and 30 September 2018. In comparison, the Commission received 1,580 serious incident reports in the whole of 2017-18, and 1,203 in 2016-17.‘Significant and systematic under-reporting’However, the Commission’s report finds that there is significant and systemic under-reporting of incidents by charities working at home and abroad, with only 1.5% of registered charities having submitted any kind of serious incident report since 2014, and 0.9% of charities having reported a safeguarding incident since 2014. It is concerned that under-reporting may be more prevalent in certain groups of charities than in others.Sarah Atkinson, Director of Policy, Planning and Communications at the Charity Commission, said:“Making a serious incident report to the Commission is not in itself an admission of wrongdoing or failure. Quite the reverse: it demonstrates that a charity is responding properly to incident or concern. “So we welcome the increase in reporting by some charities, especially international aid charities that appear to have improved their reporting since February’s revelations. But we’re not convinced that we’re seeing everything we should be. Working with charities, we need to bring about a culture change on reporting to ensure charities are safe places, better able to make a difference to people’s lives.” Advertisement Tagged with: Charity Commission safeguarding  189 total views,  1 views today 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. Key findingsThe taskforce undertook a ‘deep dive’ of the regulator’s records relating to safeguarding concerns dating back to April 2014 to identify any potential failure in full and frank disclosure by charities, and to ensure charities and the Commission had taken appropriate follow-up actions to deal with the incident reported.The taskforce found no historic cases giving rise to serious or urgent concerns about either the Commission’s handling at the time, or a charity’s response. It identified only one case where it was not clear from the records whether a potentially criminal matter had been reported to the police, and took action to ensure that this happened.The regulator also undertook detailed analysis of safeguarding reports it received between 1 February and 31 May 2018 to better understand the nature of the incident being reported and the type of charity making the report.This found that:The top 5 types of charity that submitted reports during that time were: overseas aid / famine relief (29%), disability (12%), religious activities (12%), education /training (12%) and younger people (11%)The majority of reports related to incidents of or concerns about potential harm to individuals, including but not limited to sexual abuse or harassmentIn cases where an individual was identified as having allegedly been harmed, 47.5% related to a child, and 32% related to an adult (in the remainder the age of the individual could not be identified from the initial report).Next steps for the CommissionAmong the next steps for the Commission announced in the report are:Conducting further analysis on the patterns of reporting types or groups of charities where under-reporting may be especially prevalentDeveloping a digital tool for reporting serious incidents to help make it easier for charities to provide the information the Commission needs at the outset.Creating checklists to sit alongside its existing guidance to help inform trustees about the key information required in any serious incident report. These checklists will be available in the next few weeks.Further reviewing its guidance on reporting serious incidents to ensure it is clear and user friendlyThe Commission has also announced that it has now updated its guidance to charities on reporting serious incidents, clarifying a number of areas including on when and how to report potential criminal offences that may have taken place abroad.  190 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 Melanie May | 17 October 2018 | Newslast_img read more

Riders say, ‘No fare hike, Bezos can pay!’

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first_imgThe New York Metropolitan Transit Authority is asking riders to pay more for a subway system that has become a daily exercise in frustration, with constant service disruptions, a shocking lack of elevators and harassment of riders of color. At the same time, the city is rolling out a red carpet worth billions of dollars to lure Amazon to the borough of Queens — so that CEO Jeff Bezos, already the richest person on the planet, can get even richer.You’d think subway leaders would be embarrassed to raise fares. It was MTA President Andy Byford who boasted to Amazon’s executives this summer that Queens, home to the already overburdened #7 train — whose riders will face even more overcrowding when the L train shuts down in April — was a “transit wonderland.”Protest at fare hike hearingThat’s why on Nov. 27 people from the disability rights community and supporters protested the fare hike in front of a Manhattan fare hearing. Some had placards reading, “Make Bezos Pay for Accessible Subways!” Afterwards, some rally participants went inside to address the MTA board.The protest was called by The People’s MTA and Rise & Resist. Six wheelchair users spoke, making it clear that the last thing the MTA should be doing is raising fares when three out of four stations lack elevators, and the elevators that do exist constantly break down. Some protesters held placards reading, “Elevators Are for Everyone,” making the point that accessibility is also needed by older riders, parents with strollers or anyone who can’t navigate stairs.“Just yesterday, I was traveling from Fulton Street to Union Square,” rally speaker Dustin Jones said. Jones uses a wheelchair and is on the board of the Center for the Independence of the Disabled. “Byford goes on TV and YouTube videos and talks about station agents and station monitors. I took the A train from Fulton Street to 14th Street and 8th Avenue, trying to transfer to the L. There’s no elevators. There’s no signs. There’s no attendant. I looked and looked and looked, and nobody knew where any MTA official was.”People of color targetedRally placards also demanded that riders of color should not have to pay more for racist harassment at the hands of the New York Police Department. The clearly racist pattern of subway summons and arrests for fare evasion — 90 percent of those arrested are Black or Latinx — is about to get worse with the MTA’s new blame-the-poor campaign. Popping up in the subway are signs that read, “Fare Evasion Will Cost You.” That will likely accompany an increase in collaboration with the NYPD to arrest African-American and Latinx youth.That is on top of incidents like the one that happened just last month, when an African-American woman at Brooklyn’s Atlantic Terminal was abused and arrested by four cops — not for fare evasion, but for speaking up when she was falsely accused of fare evasion. That happened within days of a white supremacist assaulting and stabbing Anne Marie Washington. At a demonstration the next week, protesters noted how slowly the NYPD — which was hesitant to call the assault a hate crime and seemed to have no video footage of the incident — moved in contrast to its swift arrests of Black riders.The pattern of racist profiling will only intensify as the MTA focuses on what it calls “fare-beaters.” Byford’s announcement on Dec. 3 of “fare evasion strike teams” is a signal that the reduction in arrests, won by anti-racist campaigns like Why Accountability and the Coalition to End Broken Windows, was a brief pause in an epidemic of arrests that is sure to spike again.The response to this by Mary Kaessinger, a wheelchair user and leader of The People’s MTA, was: “Amazon paid no federal taxes in 2017. The biggest fare-beater is Jeff Bezos!”Wall Street is the real looterEven in the big business media there is already skepticism about the fare evasion figures claimed in a study by the MTA. “The MTA did not respond to a request asking for a list of the transit agencies used for its comparative analysis and did not provide exact details on which stations and bus routes were surveyed as the basis for the study,” reported the free daily amNewYork. “Having 208,000 daily turnstile jumpers would equate to roughly 18 fare evaders at every subway station each hour.”In fact, the truly criminal looting of public transportation takes place on Wall Street. That helps explain why MTA heads are compelled to raise fares — whether it’s embarrassing or not. The banks are ordering them to.Byford is claiming “fare-beaters” cost the transit agency $215 million a year. That number pales in comparison to the debt service owed by the MTA to Wall Street: about $40 billion. If you break that down, the transit authority pays interest at the rate of $83 a second. That adds up to $7.1 million a day, or $2.6 billion a year. (“In the best of times, the worst of rides,” New York Times, Nov. 16, 2017) Since then, the transit authority’s bond rating has been downgraded twice by Standard & Poor’s for “weaker debt-service coverage” — meaning the banks aren’t satisfied with the huge amount of debt the MTA is already paying.At the fare hike hearing, protester Taryn Fivek took the microphone to make what she called a “modest proposal to the board.”“I hear that Jeff Bezos has a lot of money, more than $100 billion. So I thought we could make a giant net and catch him — like a rabbit — and take all his money to fund the MTA.“If you think this sounds crazy, just think what it sounds like when the MTA is hiking fares while Albany gives Jeff Bezos and Amazon a $1.5 billion handout. When only 20 percent of our subways are accessible. While people are being gentrified out of their neighborhoods. Tell me which sounds crazier.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Fall brings festivals to Fort Worth

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first_imgTwitter CRES negotiates move to interdisciplinary unit amid student resistance Linkedin printThe leaves may not be changing, but the calendar shows that it is fall time in Cowtown.With this change in season comes several festivals and events being held in the Fort Worth area that students and residents alike can enjoy.Trinity River Wind Festival – Oct. 25 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.The Trinity Wind Festival will feature both show kite flying and booths where people can buy their own kites.Enjoy the outdoors this fall at this wind-centered festival at the Trinity Overlook Park in Dallas. Attendees can watch stunt kite performances or bring their own kite to fly along the river. There’s something for animal lovers too with performances from disc dogs and presentations of rehabilitated raptors and homing pigeons. There will also be food and kite vendors, along with giveaways from Sprint and Coca-Cola. The festival is free, but parking costs between $4-6 per car. Get more info at http://www.trinityrivercorridor.org/events/trinity-river-wind-festival.html.Steinfest 2015 – Oct. 25 from 2 to 10 p.m.The band 3 Doors Down will headline the festival.This German festival features beer, food and live music in downtown Plano. Eight local restaurants, such as Kelly’s Eastside, Lockhart Barbeque and Ye Ole Butcher Shop, come together to offer an array of food. Festival goers can chase down those treats with one of the four types of beer for sale: Paulaner Oktoberfest, Hofbräu Oktoberfest, Karbach Oktoberfest and Stiegl Radler. The festival also offers several different German-inspired competitions ranging from racing with full steins of beer to bowling with kegs. All this is accompanied by live music, shopping booths and non-beer based games. The festival is run on a ticket system to buy food and drinks, and each ticket costs a dollar. However, attendees can pre-order tickets online for a discount. Find out more at http://www.visitdowntownplano.com/steinfest-2015/.Otsukimi Moon Viewing Festival – Oct. 27 from 7 to 10 p.m.In addition to viewing the moon, attendees can also watch traditional Japanese dances.This Japanese festival, jointly presented by Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth and the Trammell and Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art, is a celebration of the autumn full moon and the Japanese culture. The festival features live music and dance performances. There will also be calligraphy and ikebana demonstrations, a bunny petting zoo and an outdoor picnic featuring Japanese Fusion Bento Box for $25. Admission is free, but attendees should register at https://crowcollection.secure.force.com/ticket/#sections_a0Fo000000F67lvEAB.Festival at the Switchyard – Nov. 7 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.Children play with bubbles during last years festival.Head over to the Historic Downtown Carrollton to enjoy a festival honoring the importance of the railroad to the city of Carrollton. The festival features 70 vendors, including Aloha Shave Ice, Go4It Sports Grill and Zeytin Mediterranean Grill. There will also be activities such as face painting and a balloon artist. The band 3 Doors Down is headlining the festival with opener Fastball along with other performers throughout the day. The festival is free for all to attend, but food and other items must be bought with cash or a credit card. Get more info at http://www.carrolltonfestival.com/home.html.Lone Star Film Festival – Nov. 5-8 at 12 p.m.A scene from the new movie, “The Adderall Diaries.”If the outdoors aren’t your thing, don’t worry; there is a festival for you, too. The AMC Palace Theater and Four Day Weekend Theater are hosting the 9th annual Lone Star Film Festival. The festival features film screenings, competitions, panel discussions, guest speakers and parties. There are 37 feature films announced for the festival, with 19 nominated for awards. The movies up for awards include Almosting It,  Hooked and T-Rex. There are also 21 short films eligible for awards, such as The Death Drive, Man in the Can and This Time It’s Shopping. Tickets cost $10 per individual movie screening or $150 for an All-Access Badge to all screenings. Find out more at http://www.lonestarfilmfestival.com/Other Desert Cities – Oct. 22 – Nov. 21 at 3, 7:30, or 8 p.m.A scene from the play “Other Desert Cities.”Attend the Fort Worth premiere of the play Other Desert Cities at Circle Theatre. It follows the story of Brooke Wyeth (Dana Schultes) who returns home to Palm Springs and tells her family she plans to write a memoir about a tragic family event. Her family doesn’t want the event brought up again, so this causes a struggle with Brooke. Tickets range from $20-$35; however, Oct. 30 is a school night and features student tickets for $5. Get more information at http://circletheatre.com/shows/other_desert_cities. 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US – RSF joins coalition of more than 100 organizations opposing DHS surveillance of journalists, activists and lawyers

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first_img United StatesAmericas United StatesAmericas May 1, 2019 US – RSF joins coalition of more than 100 organizations opposing DHS surveillance of journalists, activists and lawyers Guillermo Arias / AFP Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says RSF_en Reporters Without Borders (RSF) joined a coalition of more than 100 organizations in sending a letter to the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on May 1 urging it to cease any targeting of journalists, activists and lawyers based on their First Amendment-protected speech and associational activities. RSF and a coalition of 102 other organizations demanded that DHS address alarming reports of surveillance activity by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that jeopardizes First Amendment rights and access to legal counsel, and may violate the Privacy Act of 1974. The coalition also requested that DHS cease impermissible targeting, monitoring, and harassment of journalists, activists and lawyers at the border, and disclose the policies, guidelines, and training materials that govern these activities. NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Related documents coalition-letter-to-dhs-in-opposition-to-surveillance-activity.pdfPDF – 148.27 KB “RSF is honored to join this coalition of more than 100 civil society organizations expressing our concern with reports of the surveillance and targeting of journalists, as well as activists and lawyers, by DHS,” said Daphne Pellegrino, Advocacy Manager for RSF’s North America bureau. “We were dismayed to learn that suspicions from journalists suggesting they had been targeted by CBP for heightened border screening and device searches were based in fact. This conduct undermines the critical role journalists play as government watchdogs, and we eagerly anticipate a meeting with DHS to discuss our concerns as soon as possible.” The United States ranks 48th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index, after dropping three places since last year. to go further Organisation June 7, 2021 Find out more News News Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information News April 28, 2021 Find out more June 3, 2021 Find out more News Follow the news on United States WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalistslast_img read more

Myanmar protest plan for general strike draws junta threat

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first_imgLocal NewsWorld News Estudiantes de medicina con mascarilla sostienen carteles llamando a la desobediencia civil en una protesta contra el golpe militar, en Mandalay, Myanmar, el domingo 21 de febrero de 2021. La policía antimotines mató a tiros a varios manifestantes e hirió a otros el sábado, cuando las fuerzas de seguridad aumentaron la presión sobre una revuelta popular al golpe militar. WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 21, 2021 Twitter Pinterest TAGS  Myanmar protest plan for general strike draws junta threatcenter_img WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Facebook Twitter Previous articleWashington shuts down California late for 62-51 victoryNext articleSam Burns holds his own on a tough, windy day at Riviera Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Combined morphological and molecular analysis of individual nematodes through short-term preservation in formalin

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first_imgSmall metazoans such as marine nematodes are increasingly identified using both molecular and morphological techniques. Formalin is the preferred fixative for morphological analysis but specimens become unsuitable for molecular study due to formalin-induced modification of DNA. Nematodes fixed in ethanol work well for molecular studies but become unsuitable for taxonomy due to shrinkage. Here we show for the first time that formalin can be used as a short-term fixative (≤ 7 days) for marine nematodes, allowing both morphological and molecular work to be conducted on the same individual. No sequence ambiguities were detected in polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplifications of 18S ribosomal DNA (rDNA) following short-term formalin preservation.last_img read more

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