Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (NAHCO.ng) Q32019 Interim Report

first_imgNigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (NAHCO.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (NAHCO.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (NAHCO.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (NAHCO.ng)  2019 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileNigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (nahco aviance) is an investment holding company in Nigeria with business interests in aviation services and support. This includes aviation cargo, aircraft handling, passenger facilitation, crew transportation and aviation training. The company was established in 1979 as the sole ground handler at the newly-commissioned Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos. Today, Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc handles 70% of domestic and foreign airlines operating in Nigeria encompassing 35 airlines at 9 airports across Nigeria. Subsidiary companies include Mainland Cargo Options and Nahco Power Energy and Infrastructure. The Federal Government through Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has a 60% equity stake in the aviation enterprise. The remaining 40% is held by Air France, British Airways, Sabena and Lufthansa. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Exciting news for rugby gaming fans as new release is on the horizon

first_imgWednesday May 15, 2019 Exciting news for rugby gaming fans as new release is on the horizon In the lead up to this year’s Rugby World Cup in Japan, Bigben and Eko Software have announced that after plenty of speculation, there will indeed be a new rugby game coming out to coincide with the tournament.ADVERTISEMENTThe announcement was largely overlooked by mainstream rugby media but will come as exciting news for those fans who have enjoyed previous rugby games, and have been hoping for that all elusive improvement on some disappointing titles in the past.“Eko Software has been working for nearly two years on a new rugby game. They’ve relied heavily on the feedback from the Rugby 18 community in order to create a title that is even more faithful to the sport,” said their press release.“The goal is to create a new gold standard in rugby simulations for this year’s World Cup in Japan. Numerous details have been reworked for this new opus: the tactical depth and graphic rendering have been improved, and the AI has been revamped.“During the development of this new rugby game, the studio has surrounded themselves with experts in order to faithfully reproduce team tactics.”They also confirmed that the game will be released on PlayStation 4TM, Xbox One, and PC.It sounds promising for rugby fans. Now we just sit and wait for further news.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error News Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Exeter vs Toulouse is off as a number of… 25 WEEKS AGO Danny Cipriani leaves Gloucester with immediate… 25 WEEKS AGO ‘Aphiwe can’t believe it. We were starting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Vertical Loft / Shift Architecture Urbanism

first_imgArchDaily “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/280815/vertical-loft-shift-architecture-urbanism Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/280815/vertical-loft-shift-architecture-urbanism Clipboard Vertical Loft / Shift Architecture Urbanism Loft CopyLoft•Rotterdam, The Netherlands Vertical Loft / Shift Architecture UrbanismSave this projectSaveVertical Loft / Shift Architecture Urbanism Save this picture!© Rene de Wit+ 17 Share Photographs:  Rene de WitText description provided by the architects. This so called do-it-yourself dwelling in the centre of Rotterdam is part of a bold experiment initiated by the municipality to revitalize dilapidated urban areas. Run-down pre-war dwellings are renovated on the outside and brought back to their monumental appearance, while the interiors are stripped bare. The empty shell dwellings are primarily bought by enthusiastic young people who transform them according to their specific needs, desires and budgets. Real estate developers have picked up the initiative and a new demand driven market of urban housing has been generated in recent years. The result is a growing number of contemporary custom-made dream houses within the uniform old fabric of the traditional nineteenth and early twentieth century city.Save this picture!© Rene de WitOur dream was to create a vertical loft: a house without walls where all three floors are stitched together into one continuous space. The interior of the new house is organized by one oversized closet that connects all floors. It functions as a storage device for the whole house. This piece of XXL-furniture, measuring 10 meters in length and 9 meters in height, replaces the load bearing middle wall of the original house. Its modular system integrates kitchen appliances, bookshelves, wardrobe, and a walk in closet. The introduction of a central void reinforces the presence of the closet. The void enables diagonal views through the house in which the closet is experienced in its full height. It also makes daylight penetrate far into the 14 meter deep house. Two steel stairs in the void make the bookshelves accessible and create a vertical circulation along and through the closet.Save this picture!© Rene de WitThe extreme makeover of the house is combined with a selective preservation of elements of the old casco. Industrial materials such as the phenol coated multiplex of the closet and the polyurethane flooring are balanced by the longitudinal brick wall that is left bare, the stained glass and the original doors that are restored and re-used. The roughness of the wall, full with traces of the past, tells stories about the continuous makeovers that the house has undergone in the last hundred years. Save this picture!© Rene de WitProject gallerySee allShow lessChad Oppenheim to Speak at Florida International UniversityArticlesDaegu Gosan Public Library Competition Entry / Ghirardelli ArchitettiArticlesProject locationAddress:Rotterdam, The NetherlandsLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share The Netherlands Projects Architects: Shift architecture urbanism Photographs “COPY” CopyAbout this officeShift architecture urbanismOfficeFollowProductsGlassBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingLoftRotterdamInteriorsResidentialRotterdamThe NetherlandsPublished on October 15, 2012Cite: “Vertical Loft / Shift Architecture Urbanism” 15 Oct 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Metropol ClassicVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish- DI-NOC™ Glass FinishPartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – Painted AluminumStonesCosentinoDekton® Surfaces – Chicago 444Exterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – CPXPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsHexapent Facade PanelDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Folding Door System – Rabel 3710 Super ThermalWall / Ceiling LightsLuminisCeiling Surface Lights – HollowcoreBenches / TablesUrbaStyleConcrete Bench – BoomerangMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Vertical Loft / Shift Architecture Urbanism是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

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New Tel Aviv High-Rise By Richard Meier Nears Completion

first_img Architecture News New Tel Aviv High-Rise By Richard Meier Nears CompletionSave this articleSaveNew Tel Aviv High-Rise By Richard Meier Nears Completion ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/444477/new-tel-aviv-high-rise-by-richard-meier-nears-completion Clipboard New Tel Aviv High-Rise By Richard Meier Nears Completion Save this picture!© Richard MeierWritten by Gili MerinOctober 30, 2013 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/444477/new-tel-aviv-high-rise-by-richard-meier-nears-completion Clipboard CopyPritzker Laureate Richard Meier’s iconic new residential tower in the heart of Tel Aviv is nearing completion. Located in Rothschild Boulevard, the city’s bustling high-end commercial, cultural and financial district, it is no surprise that over 70% of the 42-story luxury tower has already been sold.More on the tower, and its potentially controversial context, after the break…Save this picture!Panoramic view to the north. Image © Richard MeierMeier’s 590 feet tower offers a new interpretation of the locally adapted International Style, rising as an iconic transparent tower of white aluminum and glass, reshaping the “White City’s” skyline. One of the tallest residential towers in Israel, the project contains 141 spacious apartments of various sizes and four 20-feet ceiling penthouses, featuring private elevators, swimming pools, gyms, and breathtaking 360 degrees views of the Mediterranean.Save this picture!The Royal Penthouse . Image © Richard MeierHowever, the new tower raises serious questions about the direction the “White City” is heading in. In 2011, Rothschild Boulevard became the informal home for thousands of middle-class Israelis, struggling with the rising cost of living in the former socialist state (in fact, due to a lack of rent-control laws, rent in Tel Aviv has surpassed that of many European capitals). The new Meier-On-Rothschild, built on the footsteps of this former tent-city, is not alone; as in many growing cities, luxury residential condos have sprung up all over Tel Aviv in the last few years, taking over the city’s low-rise skyline and putting in question the place of the city’s less privileged populations.+ 10Nott Street / Plus ArchitectureSelected ProjectsCould an Architecture Peace Corps Be the Answer to Student Debt?Architecture News Share ArchDaily “COPY” “COPY” CopyAbout this authorGili MerinAuthorFollow#TagsNewsArchitecture NewsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsRichard MeierTel AvivIsraelCite: Gili Merin. “New Tel Aviv High-Rise By Richard Meier Nears Completion” 30 Oct 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricShower ColumnshansgroheShoulder ShowersPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesMorin Corp.Metal Wall Systems – ExposedStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Stonika SeriesConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame SlopeThermalSchöckMinimizing Thermal Bridges in BalconiesWindowspanoramah!®ah! Ultra MinimalistEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWork ChairsDynamobelWork Chair – SLAT 16More products »Please enable JavaScript to view thecomments powered by Disqus.Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

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RNLI appoints law firm

first_imgRNLI appoints law firm AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 14 July 2003 | News The Royal National Lifeboat Institution has appointed South coast law firm Steele Raymond to provide a range of legal services to the charity.Steele Raymond won a national tender and will advise the RNLI on all property, commercial law and litigation matters.Nicky Nelson, Legal Advisor at the RNLI, said: “We were looking for a firm that was commercially focused, that would provide consistently high quality legal advice and be proactive in its approach to our legal work.” Advertisement Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies  35 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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Sponsorship Seeker’s Toolkit

first_img  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Sponsorship Seeker’s Toolkit AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 22 November 2007 | 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

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Human trafficking: closer than we think?

first_img + posts Facebook Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday Monica is a senior journalism major and political science minor and film double minor from Houston, TX. printThirty-two TCU students sat at a restaurant on South University Drive and watched as at least nine vehicles pulled into a nearby hotel parking lot.The men in those vehicles were looking to purchase sex.The students had posted an online decoy Backpage ad soliciting sex, as part of required field work for a course.They posed as prostitutes when men called and responded to the ad. From 4 to 7 p.m. on Sept. 12, men drove up one-by-one, expecting to meet with a female soliciting sex online.“What the female students who spoke on the phone with buyers could not believe was how many texts came through onto the phone,” said Dr. Vanessa Bouche, the TCU professor teaching “Human Trafficking In The U.S.”“In a matter of two minutes of being on the phone with a man, [the number] would receive six new texts,” she said. “The phone was blowing up.”In 2 hours and 40 minutes, Bouche and her class, as well as an experienced volunteer, witnessed hundreds of unique text messages and phone calls coming in to the phone number listed in the ad from men looking to pay for sex.Bouche said her students were in complete shock at the level of demand from just one online ad.Sex trafficking by the numbers, trends Some of the ads offering sex in Fort Worth are not from prostitutes who are willingly selling their services, but also from girls and women who are caught up in the sex trade against their will, a problem known as human trafficking.The Texas Department of Public Safety defines human trafficking as “the recruitment, harboring, transporting, or procurement of a person for labor or services for the purpose of involuntary servitude, slavery or forced commercial sex acts.”So far in 2016, 307 human trafficking cases have been reported in Texas, according to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center. Texas is No. 2 for the amount of human trafficking cases in the United States, behind California’s 682 cases. Of the 307 cases in Texas, 210 have been sex trafficking, higher than any other type listed on the site.Human trafficking is both a state and federal crime. Texas was one of the first states to create a state anti-trafficking law in 2003, which constitutes the trafficking as a second-degree felony, or a first-degree felony if the victim is 14 or younger or if the trafficking results in the victim’s death. Texas is one of 25 states with a human trafficking law.From Jan. 1 through Sept. 30 of this year, 15 cases were assigned to a Fort Worth human trafficking detective, according to the Fort Worth Police Department. Johnson said human trafficking in Fort Worth is not recognized often because people don’t understand what it actually is. He said he did not know how bad the issue was until he started working in the human trafficking unit.“I’ll be honest, I’ve been a Fort Worth officer for 14 years and in my time, not once have I made a human trafficking report,” Johnson said. “You can see it, you can encounter it, you just don’t recognize that’s what it is so it’s not as recognized; it’s more discreet and it’s done behind closed doors, so it’s harder to detect.”“For example, you can do a traffic stop on a car, and you can see someone in possession of drugs, you know you have an offense of possession of a controlled substance. You can do a traffic stop and someone’s got a gun and they may be prohibited from possessing, you’ve got that,” he added. “But if you stop a car and have an underage girl in the car, and someone says, ‘Well no, this is my niece,’ we have no way of verifying records, because if they’re not cooperating with us, we have to spend more time investigating it on the side because it could just be a girlfriend/boyfriend situation, not a trafficking situation.”However, Attorney Parker said law enforcement has already seen significant strides in educating people to notice signs of trafficking.“The signs are not always obvious, even in sex trafficking, because on the surface it may look like this woman is doing it voluntarily,” Parker said. “We need to have more training for our law enforcement to better detect signs of human trafficking, whether that be with our troopers on the highway pulling over a van of people.“They can notice certain things like, do the people in the van look related? Are there multiple women? Are they different races? Can they speak English? Are they afraid? Do they look malnourished? Is there one man and the rest are women? Just noticing little subtleties and follow up on them,” Parker said.Combatting sex trafficking So far in 2016, The Net has raised $61,000 to combat sex trafficking in Fort Worth. But, it’s the relationship building that Ice finds most important for victims.“For someone being in the sex industry for a long time, they’re used to being used by people consistently,” Ice said. “It’s important to make clear to them our offer is one-way and we don’t expect anything in return—to not judge them, but encourage them to have the life they want to live.“We don’t need or want anything from them in return, just friendship,” she added.When visiting the women on prostitution charges at the county jail, Ice said it’s not always serious conversation matter.“We joke around about our favorite TV shows or nail polish,” she said. “But a lot of them are wanting to open up about their stories and past, so they are able to do that, and we talk with them, we cry with them, we pray with them, we laugh with them and try to encourage them.”Ice said that the community and relationships a girl or woman surrounds herself with is the biggest factor for someone relapsing and going back into prostitution or sex trafficking. The Net offers victims a supportive way out of sexual exploitation in the context of community.“They’ll go to whatever community they can find, and generally that isn’t a positive community,” she said. “Because they don’t have a full concept of what a healthy, respectful relationship looks like, it’s easy for them to be taken down a bad road.“That’s why The Net works really hard not to just get women the resources they need, but because we want to be their friends for life and let them know we’re here for the long haul,” said Ice.Attorney Parker said in order to increase effectiveness of combating sex trafficking in Fort Worth, there needs to be more training in terms of awareness, and also more training in terms of promoting victims to talk to law enforcement.“Once you think you’re on to something that could be trafficking, coordinate with another social service agency to create an environment where victims can outcry,” Parker said. “There are trained professionals in law enforcement to interview these victims and get them to talk, and it’s very difficult because they’re scared and emotionally unable to come forward.”Bouche said the exploitation is everywhere in American society.“People think we’ve come so far as a society in terms of exploitation against not just women, but human beings. People don’t realize how exploitative our culture still is,” she said. “I see it everywhere; when you study this topic, you can’t go anywhere, or do anything, or watch anything where you don’t see it.“We have to continue having these conversations and talking about it, or else we won’t make progress,” she added. “People have to say those things that people don’t want to hear. It can be unpopular at times, but someone has to do it.”Johnson said he believes this issue rests on the nature of society to fix.“There needs to be more recognition, not so much individuals walking down the street seeing something, but for businesses owners and hotel owners to recognize the signs and take the initiative to contact the police and allow us to investigate at that moment, instead of reacting to a report the next day or two days later,” he said. “It depends on society as well as law enforcement.”If you know of someone being trafficked or recognize something that you think may be human trafficking of any type, call the Fort Worth Police Department’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 817-469-8477, or the National Human Trafficking Resource Center’s hotline at 1-888-373-7888.  Twitter Ice said her biggest hope from Bouche’s class partnering with The Net is that the students see the real people involved in human trafficking and be changed by it.“Anytime you learn about a form of injustice through books, papers and ideas, it can only go so far, but once you interface with a real human with a story, name, and background, it personalizes it and makes whoever’s involved realize that these are real people,” Ice said. “It adds a dynamic to a class that helps students see humanity in what’s happening.”BackpageBackpage.com is a classified advertising website that was created in 2004. In 2011, it was the second-largest classified ad listing medium in the U.S., just after Craigslist.Backpage is a well-known and widely used online avenue for selling and purchasing sex. Users can select the location and service they’re looking for.Backpage.com has been known as an online medium in which people seeking or selling sex regularly frequent. Photo from: Backpage. Twitter Linkedin Linkedin Monica Dziak Monica Dziakhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/monica-dziak/ Monica Dziakhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/monica-dziak/ Unpaid internships: history, insight and TCU students’ stories TCU considering on-campus centralized testing center Test anxiety, pressure on college students more common now than in past ReddIt While a large amount of ads on the site are legal services, current controversy in regards to the site is in response to its “escorts” subsection, which is under the “adult” section.It is free to post a sex ad under the “escorts” tab on the site.Within 72 hours in Fort Worth, from Friday, Sept. 23 to Sunday, Sept. 25, there were 258 sex ads posted on Backpage, under the “escorts” tab.Recently, Backpage CEO Carl Ferrer was arrested and charged with pimping. After a three-year investigation, it was revealed that both adults and children victims of sex trafficking were forced into prostitution in the escort ads seen on Backpage. Authorities reported the site’s operators were “effectively running an online brothel.”Before Ferrer was arrested, Det. Johnson said that Backpage cooperates with law enforcement and when ads and records are subpoenaed, the publication provides law enforcement officials with records promptly.“Obviously, they still have other legal forms of business they do perform, similar to Craigslist,” Johnson said. “Obviously, it’s known for the escort side of it, but how they stay in business, I couldn’t tell you.”Craigslist removed its adult services section in 2010. When this happened, its users flocked to Backpage.Johnson said he once got a tip from Backpage, where it reported possible child sex trafficking based on language used in an ad. Johnson said he could not disclose the specifics of the language.Backpage provides posting rules for users who post ads in the “escorts” tab on the site. The publication states “any post exploiting a minor in any way will be subject to criminal prosecution and will be reported to the Cybertipline for law enforcement.” Photo from: Backpage. Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Facebook Monica Dziakhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/monica-dziak/ Monica Dziakhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/monica-dziak/ Bluebonnet Circle workout studio owner stresses importance of community Previous articleBusiness School Commons project still needs fundingNext articleLEAPS, Reading Frogs volunteer at Paschal High School Monica Dziak RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR “Craigslist was one of these sites for escorts that was real big at the beginning, but they’ve gotten so much attention that obviously, that’s no longer a primary avenue,” Johnson said. “But there’s always going to be a site that’s going to cater to it.”Other popular online media similar to Backpage are MocoSpace, PlentyOfFish and Daddy’s List. MocoSpace and PlentyofFish are online chat rooms where sometimes traffickers recruit their victims; Daddy’s List is an online escort service.While the majority of sex ads posted online may be voluntarily posted by those soliciting sex, human traffickers use the Internet and social media to prey on potential trafficking victims, too.Johnson said the traffickers’ method at the moment for recruiting girls for sex trafficking is social media — especially Facebook.“The traffickers will find a person who’s depressed and start talking to them, sweeping them off their feet and appearing like a knight in shining armor, ‘I’ll take care of you, babe’ type thing,” he said. “They’ll befriend you and have all the right words to talk to you and sweet talk you.”TrappedIn the U.S., the average age a girl enters into sex trafficking is between 12 and 14.Females overwhelmingly represent the majority of trafficking victims. Of the 307 human trafficking cases reported in Texas thus far in 2016, 245 were female victims and 47 were male victims, according to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center.Most trafficking victims have histories of abuse, primarily sexual abuse, and were often runaways as well.“When they’re being sexually abused in their developmental years, that trauma rewires their brain,” Ice said. “What they experienced at that time made them think the only way to receive love and acceptance is by their body.”Ice said almost all the women The Net works with have experienced childhood sexual abuse.“With any traumatic experience, you have the option of making it seem normalized to cope with it, so a lot of the girls we work with pretend they enjoy it in the moment because that’s how they cope with it, because if they don’t like it, they think they’re a failure and that they’re doing something they hate and that they’re not a good person,” Ice said. “So they stay in their situation by normalizing it to make good out of the situation, because it’s all they know.”Also according to the resource center, victims of trafficking represent 198 calls out of the 1,024 total calls this year reporting trafficking in Texas.Attorney Parker said one of the difficulties with human trafficking is that it’s hard for the victims to seek help, or “outcry,” for a variety of reasons. Victims may fear being harmed because their trafficker has threatened the victim’s personal safety or their friends and family’s safety.  Some traffickers threaten to leave them without food or money or to sell them to someone who’s forewarned to be worse.“Oftentimes the people who engage in trafficking prey on people who are already vulnerable emotionally,” Parker said. “They run away from home, they’re having problems with their parents, they have drug or alcohol problems. Sometimes the victims also blame themselves for not outcrying sooner. It’s a very complex sort of circumstances.”He also said that law enforcement sees some victims seeking help, but that it would like to see more.“We’d like to see all of them outcry,” Parker said. “It’s not as common as we’d like, that’s why we need our partners on the social services side who can help provide a forum in which they can outcry.”Childhood abuse, problems at home, and drug and alcohol abuse are just a few push factors that keep trafficking victims in their situation. However, Bouche says that what she calls “push and pull factors” can be applied to the perpetrators as well.“The push factors are not that different for the traffickers as for the victims, actually,” Bouche said. “For example, the pimps may have a lack of education, or may have had their own level of childhood abuse, substance abuse or financial issues. These things leave them to feeling out of control.“In order to reclaim power and control over your own life, you take it from others,” she said. “It’s the power, control and esteem that comes from being a pimp.”How much, or how little, do we know? While human trafficking undoubtedly occurs in Fort Worth, members of law enforcement and scholars say it may not be as obvious.“It’s extremely prevalent and I don’t think people have a clue,” said Bouche, who recently conducted a public opinion survey with a random sample of 2,000 Americans on their knowledge, attitudes, behaviors and beliefs about sex and labor trafficking in the U.S.She found a strong pattern when Americans were asked how prevalent they think human trafficking is worldwide, they believe it’s extremely prevalent. Then when asked how prevalent the group thought the issue was in the U.S., the number went down a little bit. When asked about the issue in their state, it went down more. Finally, when asked in regards to their own community, the number decreased significantly.“How prevalent the issue is depends in their mind how proximate it is to them,” Bouche said. “People almost purposely don’t want to know how close it is to them. I also wonder if it’s not only, ‘Yes, it makes me uncomfortable,’ but also if they think, ‘It makes me responsible for doing something about it, and I don’t really want to do anything about it; I’m more comfortable in ignorance because then I’m not responsible in any way.’”On Sept. 17, the TCU Police Department sent an off-campus safety alert email, regarding a man offering a female student money for sexual conduct at a local bar. She refused, and the male began touching her inappropriately underneath clothing.Bouche says that this recent occurrence is case-in-point of how prevalent the issue is in Fort Worth.“I remember getting that email alert and I’m like, ‘Oh, my goodness, that very well could have been a pimp,’” she said. “He could have had a plan to put something in her drink, he could’ve had a plan to kidnap her, who knows? This could have turned into a worse kind of situation—we just don’t know.”The TCU Police Department sent a safety alert email to alert TCU faculty, staff and students of a sexual assault, where a middle-aged male offered a female student money for sexual acts at a local bar. The number of cases relating to human trafficking that have been assigned to a trafficking detective in Fort Worth since January 2016. Courtesy of the Fort Worth Police Department.U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas John Parker said he believes there is far more trafficking occurring in the area than what officials are actually able to expose through law enforcement operations.“With the numbers we’re seeing now, we’re barely scratching the surface, sadly,” Parker said.Detective Brian Johnson, like Parker, said he believes the amount of human trafficking that occurs in Fort Worth is probably higher than the number of cases reported. Johnson began working in the Fort Worth Human Trafficking unit in early August 2016.“Since I’ve started in August, I’ve come across maybe 100 or so victims and suspects across Fort Worth that both I and my predecessor, who retired, have encountered,” Johnson said. “I know it’s going to be higher. I’m sure the number is probably in the thousands.”The illegal drug trade is the fastest growing criminal industry in the U.S.; human trafficking is the second-fastest. Johnson said he thinks that if human trafficking cases were fully reported, it could pass up the illegal drug trade in the country.“I think it can have the potential to become the No.1 illegal trade,” Johnson said.Melissa Ice, founder of The Net, a non-profit that focuses on combatting sex trafficking in Fort Worth through its “Purchased”  program, said sex trafficking in Fort Worth is extremely widespread. Trained Net volunteers visit women charged with prostitution in the Tarrant County Jail weekly as part of the non-profit’s jail outreach program.“There’s over 70 women in the Tarrant County Jail with prostitution charges, which means 70 potential different traffickers involved, and also 70 different johns or customers willing to purchase them. That’s just a little over 210 people involved in sex trafficking in Fort Worth based on that,” Ice said.Ice also touched on how rampant the issue is in Fort Worth.“There’s known to be over 40 brothels in Fort Worth, and within those at least a dozen girls per brothel are working there. By doing that math times the customers going through there, girls service 10-20 customers a day,” she said.The Texas Department of Public Safety has said that “sex trafficking is the fastest growing business of organized crime, and the third-largest criminal enterprise in the world.”Parker said its growth is due to its lucrativeness and low-risk nature. He said it is more lucrative than any other crime other than drug trafficking.“It’s high-yield, meaning those involved will make a lot of money for their investment. For instance, if I buy a kilo of cocaine and sell it, I’ll have the money, but I’ve given up the cocaine. If I have a young girl, I can sell her repeatedly, sometimes 30 times a day, and still have the girl,” Parker said. “That’s one of the reasons it’s so attractive to those running the organization; it’s a renewable resource.”The types of people affected by human trafficking has changed, he said.“We’re now seeing more American victims; we used to see a lot of foreign victims,” Parker said. “We’re seeing more victims in massage parlors and also very disturbingly, we’re seeing more minors.”Parker said that across the victim spectrum, law enforcement is seeing a more diverse group.“If people think, ‘Oh, that’s an Asian problem, we don’t have to worry about that,’ or ‘That’s a Hispanic problem or a black problem,’ my answer would be that is not true. We’re seeing this across the board and it’s impacting women of every race, ethnicity, and culture, so no one can really say, ‘That’s not us, that’s not our problem,’” Parker said. “It’s all of our problems.”TCU students get involvedSenior TCU political science student Taylor Dennis was one of the students from Bouche’s class who volunteered to speak to a man over the phone, pretending to be the woman in the decoy ad.“I volunteered to talk to one of the guys over the phone. He was calling to see where he should meet me,” Dennis said. “He was probably in his early 60s; I saw him get out of the car and he looked like he’d be a normal grandfather, like he would be watching his grandkid’s soccer game or something. So the fact he was buying a prostitute was disturbing.”Dennis said that the experience at the restaurant on University Drive challenged her ideas of what “someone who bought sex might look like.”“We had guys show up, some were 40 years old in a nice Lexus, wearing a suit, clean cut. If you saw them at a restaurant you’d never think twice about the person.“That surprised me the most because all the stereotypes I had were crushed,” Dennis said. “You had grandparents, you had young people, you had professionals, then you had people in crappy cars who fit the idea I had.”The class also noticed how far the men would go for purchasing sex.“Students would say, ‘Can you lift your shirt up, I want to make sure you’re not a cop,’ and the man would do it,” Bouche said. “Or they’d say, ‘I’m not feeling well; I’m coming down from a high, do you mind getting me a coffee?’“Multiple of the buyers crossed University Drive, mostly on foot and some drove over, to get her coffee,” Bouche said. “One student said her son was with her and the guy didn’t even mind nor bother to think, ‘Why is your son with you?’ They’re clearly not thinking straight and clearly not in their right minds.”Dennis said not one man said no to anything that was asked of him.Bouche noticed during the experience that her students had conflicting feelings.“On one hand, it was funny observing these desperate men, and on the other hand just realizing this is reality and it’s really sad and it’s not funny at all,” Bouche said. “Some students were conflicted because they wanted to laugh at times, but realized it’s actually not funny and it’s pathetic and sad.”This semester is Bouche’s third time teaching “Human Trafficking In The U.S.” at TCU. She has done extensive research on the topic since her junior year of college in 1998, during a time in the U.S. when “the word human trafficking was just getting on people’s radars and we still didn’t have legislation on it,” she said.Bouche has also co-written a book, “Identifying Effective Counter-Trafficking Programs and Practices in the U.S.: Legislative, Legal, and Public Opinion Strategies that Work.”Beginning her Ph.D. program in 2005, Bouche said she remembers how at the time, stories about the human trafficking movement in the U.S. were sensationalized and not empirically based, which led to criticism of the anti-trafficking movement for not having enough data.“In the mid-2000s, there was a growing need for more empirical rigor in research on the issue,” Bouche said. “As a new Ph.D. student who had just developed all these methodological skills, I wanted to fill those gaps.”Bouche’s research on human trafficking initially began by looking at the issue domestically. She started by developing a database, coding all 50 states according to different provisions they had in their human trafficking laws, which led her to explore what caused certain states to have more comprehensive legislation from others.She soon after applied for a federal grant through the Department of Justice to study effectiveness in terms of arrests and prosecution at the state level. The project lasted from 2012 through 2015.Bouche received yet another grant from the Department of Justice to look at the relationship between human trafficking and organized crime in the U.S., part of which included her developing an online open search of federal human trafficking cases.Vanessa Bouche has done extensive research on human trafficking domestically since her junior year of college in 1998. She co-wrote “Identifying Effective Counter-Trafficking Programs and Practices in the U.S.: Legislative, Legal, and Public Opinion Strategies that Work.” Photo from: TCU ADD Ran College of Liberal Arts.Her interest in researching and combatting human trafficking is evident to her students.“I’ve had Dr. Bouche before this course and she’s always talked so passionately about advocating against human trafficking, and I could tell she was really passionate about it,”  Dennis said. “So I wanted to find out more on what it was that made her so interested and develop my own perspective on human trafficking.”While students learn in the classroom about human trafficking legislation and policies, they also have the ability to be involved in the community by working with The Net.Male students taking the course have the opportunity to participate in The Net’s M.A.S.E. program—“Men Against Sexual Exploitation”—which seeks to “eliminate the demand for commercial sex in Fort Worth.” The program’s goal is to educate and provide men with the tools needed to “change the culture around the objectification and purchasing of women and mobilize them to engage and disrupt sex buyers,” according to its website.Ice, founder of The Net, said that it is important men are involved in combatting human trafficking because they are a part of the problem.“There is a large supply of women to be purchased for sex because of the large demand that exists. There are a lot of men wanting sex from women and girls,” Ice said. “We have a lot of men [at The Net] who want to make a difference in the lives of other men and encourage them not to objectify women.“This is important because men can reach men far better than I could, and they do it in a humble, caring way,” Ice added. “Another reason men should be a part of the solution is because our women who have been abused by men need to see what a positive male looks like so they know that not all men are bad, and don’t need to demonize them all because they all aren’t like the ones the victims have encountered in their pasts.”Female students taking the course have the opportunity to observe The Net’s jail outreach program, where they may visit the Tarrant County Jail and observe how trained NET volunteers interact with the women there on prostitution charges.Both male and female students enrolled in the course can attend The Net’s RISE court, a prostitution probation court in Fort Worth. RISE works with women who have been arrested multiple times on prostitution charges. Bouche’s students may observe the judge interact with these women, who checks on their current status and future plans in order to help them stay out of prostitution.Students can also participate in a ride-along with a Fort Worth police officer to observe commercial sexual exploitation on the street. ReddItlast_img read more

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Hrodna-based weekly threatened by eviction, other forms of harassment

first_img May 28, 2021 Find out more RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” Receive email alerts Organisation Help by sharing this information Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown Reporters Without Borders condemns an eviction order and other efforts by local authorities to harass the weekly Gazeta Slonimskaya, the only independent newspaper in the western region of Hrodna. Its editor, Uladzimir Uladashchuk, appealed to readers for support on 30 April.“We reiterate our concern about harassment of the few independent news media in Belarus,” the press freedom organisation said. “The authorities are doing everything possible to prevent them from operating in the few months left before the next parliamentary elections.”Gazeta Slonimskaya received an order last month to vacate the premises it rents from the state-controlled company Slonimski Bytkambinat by 1 June. The company gave no reason for the decision. The newspaper’s management has not found other premises. All agencies refuse to have any dealings with it for fear of reprisals.Uladashchuk was meanwhile summoned to the local office of the army on 22 April and was ordered to begin 26 days of military training on 20 May. He is convinced that the summons was no coincidence, that it was contrived in order to get him out of the way while the newspaper was being evicted.A few days before receipt of the eviction order, district chief Mechyslaw Kastsyuk threatened to suspend the newspaper’s licence on the grounds that a woman had sold copies in a place where this is not permitted.Administrative harassment involving nit-picking application of regulations is officialdom’s favourite method of gagging the independent press in Belarus. Follow the news on Belarus BelarusEurope – Central Asia June 2, 2021 Find out more to go furthercenter_img News May 7, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Hrodna-based weekly threatened by eviction, other forms of harassment News May 27, 2021 Find out more “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says BelarusEurope – Central Asia News RSF_en Newslast_img read more

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Local newspaper’s installations destroyed in property dispute

first_img Receive email alerts October 9, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Local newspaper’s installations destroyed in property dispute Latin America’s community radio – a key service but vulnerable News Follow the news on Paraguay News to go further News News ParaguayAmericas Reporter killed in ambush after police protection withdrawncenter_img Organisation February 10, 2017 Find out more Reporters Without Borders voiced dismay today that all of the installations and equipment of the local newspaper El Espectador Luqueño were destroyed when its editor, Miguel Espínola, and his wife, Vilma Ayala, were evicted from the house in Luque (10 km outside Asunción) in which they have lived and worked since 1989.They were thrown out as a result of an eviction order obtained by the Nascimiento family, which claims to own the house and which has good connections in the Luque municipal government.“It seems highly likely that the property dispute was a pretext for destroying the newspaper’s installations,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Family ties between the Nascimientos and Luque’s mayor and a dispute between the newspaper and the municipal government support the claim that this was a press freedom violation. We hope the judicial authorities will, for this reason, rescind the eviction and order full compensation for the newspaper’s owners.”In the course of the eviction, the newspaper’s installations and archives were destroyed, computers and other equipment were thrown into the street and, according to Ayala, the couple’s children were also treated roughly.The couple had been living in the house with their children under a judicial order giving them right of occupation. It was disputed by the Nascimiento family, which claimed ownership on the basis of the notarised document of an ancestor dating back to 1930 and a document dating from 1994 about succession rights.The expulsion was carried out by court bailiff Darwin González and attorney José Félix Orrego Nascimiento, who is related to both the family and the mayor. Unoccupied since 1940, the house was requisitioned by the tax authority during the Stroessner dictatorship (1954-1989). Ayala maintains that she has been living in it since 1973. At that time, the authorities tried to prosecute the Espínola-Ayala family for unlawful occupation. After years of legal wrangling, the judicial authorities finally abandoned the proceedings because the lack of clear land title. RSF_en Brazilian journalist murdered at home in Paraguay Help by sharing this information February 14, 2020 Find out more October 20, 2014 Find out more ParaguayAmericas last_img read more

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Scott Ford joins U.S. Bank as president, Wealth Management Affluent

first_img Twitter WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 Facebook Twitter WhatsApp TAGS  MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 3, 2021– Veteran wealth management leader Scott Ford has joined U.S. Bank as president, Wealth Management Affluent. The division provides an integrated approach to wealth management, serving affluent clients across the United States, including wealth planning, investment management, trust and estate services and wealth management banking through U.S. Bank, and financial planning, investment, insurance and brokerage services through U.S. Bancorp Investments. In this role, Ford oversees the nationwide network of U.S. Bank Wealth Management Affluent professionals of both U.S Bank and U.S. Bancorp Investments. Ford brings more than two decades of industry experience, with notable expertise in leading wealth management teams and developing successful growth strategies. He comes from JP Morgan Chase, where he served as a regional director, Wealth Management, overseeing their largest wealth region, New York. Prior to this role, Ford held leadership positions at Citibank’s wealth management division, where he helped to develop strategy, oversee team and individual sales performance and manage daily activities for multiple office regions. “Scott knows firsthand how to effectively collaborate across an organization like ours in order to bring value-added solutions to clients,” said Mark Jordahl, U.S. Bank Wealth Management president. “He has a passion for developing talent as well as building teams and sustainably high-performing businesses. We are thrilled to have him join us.” Ford graduated from New York University with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences and Economics. He also holds a Master of Business Administration from Temple University’s Fox School of Business. About U.S. Bank Wealth Management U.S. Bank Wealth Management offers comprehensive wealth management services, including wealth planning, investment management, trust and estate services and wealth management banking through U.S. Bank, and financial planning, investment, insurance and brokerage services through U.S. Bancorp Investments. About U.S. Bank U.S. Bancorp, with nearly 70,000 employees and $554 billion in assets as of Dec. 31, 2020, is the parent company of U.S. Bank National Association, the fifth-largest commercial bank in the United States. The Minneapolis-based bank blends its relationship teams, branches and ATM network with mobile and online tools that allow customers to bank how, when and where they prefer. U.S. Bank is committed to serving its millions of retail, business, wealth management, payment, commercial and corporate, and investment services customers across the country and around the world as a trusted financial partner, a commitment recognized by the Ethisphere Institute naming the bank one of the 2020 World’s Most Ethical Companies. Visit U.S. Bank at www.usbank.com or follow on social media to stay up to date with company news. Investment and Insurance products and services including annuities are: NOT A DEPOSIT • NOT FDIC INSURED • MAY LOSE VALUE • NOT BANK GUARANTEED • NOT INSURED BY ANY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AGENCY U.S. Wealth Management – U.S. Bank | U.S. Bancorp Investments is the marketing logo for U.S. Bank and its affiliate U.S. Bancorp Investments Inc.. ForU.S. Bank: Member FDIC. U.S. Bank is not responsible for and does not guarantee the products, services or performance of U.S. Bancorp Investments. For U.S. Bancorp Investments: Investment products and services are available through U.S. Bancorp Investments, the marketing name for U.S. Bancorp Investments, Inc., member FINRA and SIPC, an investment adviser and a brokerage subsidiary of U.S. Bancorp and affiliate of U.S. Bank. Insurance products are available through various affiliated non-bank insurance agencies, which are U.S. Bancorp subsidiaries and affiliates of U.S. Bank. Products may not be available in all states. CA Insurance License# 0E24641. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005079/en/ CONTACT: Kristin Kelly, U.S. Bank Public Affairs and Communications [email protected] KEYWORD: MINNESOTA UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: BANKING PROFESSIONAL SERVICES INSURANCE FINANCE SOURCE: U.S. Bancorp Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/03/2021 10:00 AM/DISC: 02/03/2021 10:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005079/encenter_img Previous articleSweat Free Apparel Announces Launch (100 US & Canadian Cities) of Carbon Neutral Face Coverings, Protecting Amazon Rainforest & Embracing Crypto!Next articleRapidMiner Partners with Hivecell to Enable Real-Time AI at the Edge Digital AIM Web Support Local NewsBusiness Facebook Pinterest Scott Ford joins U.S. Bank as president, Wealth Management Affluent Pinterestlast_img read more

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