25th November 2020 | By Joanne Christie Responsible gambling “There was a recognition that there were significant issues with the perception that gambling is predominantly a male issue, so this increases the stigma and shame for women and it is a barrier to them seeking support,” says Smith. “At Breakeven we are seeing more and more women presenting with a gambling problem than we have before, but it’s still not enough for the people who are out there,” says Ian Semel, CEO at Breakeven, a charity that provides free counselling for problem gambling. “More women than ever are gambling and just common sense will tell us that means more women are going to develop a problem with gambling or be at risk of developing a problem,” Evidence suggests that women with gambling problems are less likely than men to seek help, with both political groups and gambling charities calling for a better understanding of the reasons behind their reluctance. Joanne Christie reports It would be something of an understatement to say that not of all of the recommendations contained in the final report released by the Gambling Related Harm All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) in June were welcomed by the gambling industry. Email Address Among these was the finding: “More work is required to understand female problem gamblers and addiction… a large-scale piece of work is needed in this area.” Topics: Social responsibility Responsible gambling But on-the-ground evidence from treatment providers suggests there may be some underreporting of the issue, with women increasingly developing problems with gambling but being more reluctant to seek treatment than men. For a start, Semel says they could increase the presence of women in responsible gambling advertising to counter the idea that only men develop problems. Smith adds that operators could also tailor their harm minimisation tools. “It is important for the gambling industry to be able to recognise markers of harm for different groups, including women, so that interventions can be targeted appropriately.” Certainly Gambling Commission statistics would support his view on the prevalence of gambling among women. Its annual report on gambling participation for 2019 suggests that women are gambling in similar numbers to men, reporting that for the period surveyed, excluding National Lottery draws, 30% of women had gambled in the past four weeks, compared with 36% of men. Positively for someone who has been working in the space for almost two decades, she notes that she has seen an increase in interest among operators. “Certainly what I’ve seen are huge advances over the past 20 years. I think we are now in the best place we’ve ever been in terms of gambling companies really wanting to understand what is going on for their customers. For women who develop problems, they want to know what that is about and they do want to know how to identify those customers.” In some, but not all, cases tailormade can mean providing women-only spaces. In this vein, GamCare has trialled a women-only online chatroom, while Karter has been running a weekly women-only group for more than 10 years. “Often the reasons for women starting gambling can lie in really sensitive stuff that they maybe don’t want to talk about in front of guys,” she says. “Online gambling has leapt the gender divide because women have available to them products that men would have more typically used in the past as women wouldn’t have wanted to go into the bookmakers,” says Karter. As outlined in its year one report for 2019/2020, it quickly became clear that women were experiencing specific barriers to accessing treatment. Regions: UK & Ireland If only 1% of the 0.3% of women with a gambling problem are seeking help, that leaves a significant number of women who have problems going unaddressed. And that’s saying nothing about the potential for greater harm for the further 1.2% of women currently deemed low-risk gamblers and 0.2% deemed moderate-risk gamblers by the NHS survey. Experts believe this is at least partly due to the stereotypical idea that gambling is a male activity, an idea that was historically fuelled by the fact that high street bookies were undeniably male dominated. Treatment barriers Tags: Safer Gambling Week 2020 “That in turn can feed into policy and support the shaping of policy to look at responding to the needs of women.” But among the proposals many deemed unworkable were ideas that had clear merit, with the APPG highlighting issues that have possibly been somewhat overlooked in the past. Online gaming has been a game changer in terms of providing a comfortable and safe space for women to gamble, but it has inevitably led to some of these women developing problems, says Liz Karter, pictured below, a therapist specialising in gambling addiction and author of three books about gambling addiction among women. “They’ve discovered when they are sitting in front of a computer screen and engaging in repetitive forms of gambling like slots or bingo, something that doesn’t require much thought, that they just switch off. It is almost like a form of meditation or mindfulness – everything for that time just stops. But then of course part of the appeal of that losing touch with reality is also part of the problem and they can very easily then lose unaffordable amounts of money.” Tackling the problem gambling gender divide Different motivations Adapting interventions “Online gambling has also leapt the social divide, so the middle-class professional woman that maybe never would have gone into a bingo hall or amusement arcade is now playing slots and bingo online.” This difference in motivation between the sexes has also been noted by GamCare, says Smith. “From our work with women and experts across the gambling treatment sector, we recognise that women tend to gamble for escapism, so it could be due to the pressures of everyday life, relationship difficulties and mental health problems. Some report illness and injury, domestic abuse has come up and also trauma.” But whatever the appeal, both Karter and Semel say there is usually an underlying problem that makes people susceptible to gambling addiction and that this needs to be addressed along with the gambling for treatment to be successful. “We just need to normalise it, make it very comfortable and find out the reasons why women aren’t presenting for treatment in the same numbers that men are.” Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter In 2019 GamCare secured funds from the Tampon Tax Fund for a two-year programme aimed at improving outreach, education and awareness of gambling problems among females. If one looks solely at reported problem gambling figures for England, it’s perhaps understandable that most of the messaging and outreach regarding problem gambling would seem to be aimed at men. She says women often discover online gambling by chance and that rather than being attracted by the excitement and buzz, as men often are, it is the distraction from their “overburdened lives” that more often appeals. “The problem underneath the problem may be different for some women than for some men,” says Semel. “We need to make interventions tailormade to fit women, in the same way we’d make interventions to fit anyone in society according to their unique story.” She says that each year at least 30% of callers to the National Gambling Helpline are women. Gambling blocking software firm Gamban also reports that about 33% of visitors to its site are women. Karter agrees, and adds: “What is really important is that they understand that addictive gambling in women can look very different to how it looks for men. “It is hard for anybody to admit they have got a problem with gambling – it is something of a hidden addiction – but maybe it is a bit harder for women,” adds Semel. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The problem is that fewer women are accessing treatment, she says. “We believe women to be underrepresented across our support and treatment services and sought funding to help us address this. Based on GamCare and Gambling Commission data, we estimated that only about 1% of women that were experiencing gambling-related harm were receiving help and support.” Unfortunately, the numbers are rising – Smith says the number of women calling the helpline about their gambling rose at double the rate of men between 2014 and 2019, increasing from 2,300 to 3,100 over the period. This is clearly going to take some time, but in the meantime, there are some steps gambling companies be taking now. Indeed, the NHS Health Survey for England 2018 reported that using the two main problem gambling indicators (PGSI and DSM-IV), just 0.3% of women were problem gamblers, compared with 0.8% of men. Image: Mango Matter Media But Semel cautions against taking too simplistic a view on men and women being treated in different ways. “We don’t want to say all women have to be treated in a certain way, because women might be homemakers, women might be high-powered executives, women might work in normal jobs or have different sexuality. To do this, Smith says a multipronged approach is needed. “It requires a systemic approach to raise awareness. We need to be raising the voices of women with lived experience and I think we need to be working with academics, looking at the research that is out there around women and gambling and making contributions to further research around the topic. Looking at both the NHS and Gambling Commission numbers, one might conclude that women are less prone to developing gambling problems, but according to Marina Smith, pictured left, programme manager for the women’s programme at GamCare, that’s not necessarily the case. “For example, it can’t always be measured in the amount of money that a woman is spending, it can be the amount of time that she is spending gambling.”
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Reply Good luck and be safe, Mama Mia! Mama Mia UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 September 6, 2017 at 12:07 am Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 TAGSCity of ApopkaHurricane Irma Previous articleHappy “Protect Your Groundwater” DayNext articleGovernor Scott suspends tolls across Florida Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 8 COMMENTS September 6, 2017 at 12:36 am September 6, 2017 at 7:01 am I don’t care if the bottled water runs out, but I sure hope there is some liquor left on the shelves tomorrow. I hate to admit it, but I will need it, as this doomsday catastrophic hurricane is frightening me terribly. I mean, I keep thinking about that extremely large billboard I saw out on 436 that had enormous steel column posts and how one of the 2004 hurricanes just bent those steel column rounded posts right over in a upside down U-shape. That was some powerful force! And that hurricane had nothing for the force of this one coming. Even Harvey blew a semi-truck and trailer over on a highway out in Texas, and it wasn’t this strong, as this storm. This will definitely call for some Canadian Premium Whiskey, some prayers, and my Pray, Hope, and Don’t Worry Bracelet. I know the booze will not agree with my medicine very well, but I’ll just have to chance it, to calm my nerves, if this demon comes this way maybe by what? Saturday, Sunday? I don’t like this “cone” of uncertainty, as the weatherman called it. September 5, 2017 at 11:43 pm I guess it is just like my Mama used to say, “what’s to be, will be.” She always said those words when she faced something challenging, or stressful, and that she could not control. So I guess that is the way I will think too, and just hope for the best, but prepare for the worst, and that maybe this demonic spiraling wind monster will turn and run away, back out into the ocean. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here Oh, Canadian Mist and seven up, yum Reply September 5, 2017 at 11:26 pm Please enter your comment! Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Mama Mia Good night, and I guess we will see what gives tomorrow with the hurricane’s direction. Ralph Reply Mama Mia Mama Mia September 6, 2017 at 5:36 am Reply September 5, 2017 at 10:58 pm Reply Hurricane projected to impact Florida on Sunday or MondayFrom the City of Apopka Public Information OfficeThe City of Apopka will provide sandbags to the public Wednesday as part of early preparations for Hurricane Irma.Sand and a minimum of 10,000 bags will be available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Edwards Field, 11 Forest Avenue. Drivers should enter the site from the east, along North Highland Avenue, and exit south onto East First Street. Residents can make up to 10 bags of sand. City representatives will be available for assistance.The City of Apopka is monitoring the predicted track of Hurricane Irma, which will begin to impact Florida by Sunday or Monday, according to current forecasts from the National Hurricane Center. Hurricane Irma is a strong, Category 5 storm. A local impact will become clearer in the next day or two as it approaches the state.City staff met Tuesday to prepare for the possibility of severe weather including heavy rain, flooding, high winds and flying debris. Apopka will coordinate hurricane response with Orange County, state and federal emergency management offices.The city has postponed all activities with the Apopka Summer BBQ Showdown and Steak Cookoff presented by Flame Boss. The event, originally scheduled Friday and Saturday at the Northwest Recreation Complex, was to include a movie in the park on Friday and a truck show on Saturday. The city is consulting with event organizers and sponsors regarding a new date for the event.An annually scheduled city activity on Monday to recognize the events of September 11, 2001 is cancelled. The Apopka Food Truck Roundup will proceed as scheduled from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, at Kit Land Nelson Park.Potential changes to the city’s solid waste collection service will be determined later this week pending future forecasts for Hurricane Irma.The city will provide information and updates during the week via the municipal website, www.apopka.net , and the city’s Facebook page. Residents are encouraged to be prepared for any severe weather event and to monitor progress of Hurricane Irma at www.nhc.noaa.gov. I also remember what South Florida area looked like after Andrew came across the state. Flattened, piles of debris, that did not even resemble the nice homes that were there, before the hurricane, not to mention this is also a major life-threatening category 5, nothing like most of the others that have came and blew through here. It sure gives me cause to panic, but I’m just going to TRY to remain calm, when the wind force starts up, if it does come this way, and I pray that we all will survive, and that no one gets seriously hurt, and that our homes will still be here when it is all over. My little boy dog will be clinging right to me like glue throughout the whole ordeal, and trembling like a leaf, no doubt. He takes the weather seriously! Melanie Reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Ralph Reply Mama Mia One thing I got to say, been through a lot of hurricane, Typhon and a habu. The only thing you can do is keep yourself busy afterwords, always been on Disaster Recovery teams and I find that it keeps your mind off of the horrible sights during cleanup.dont think of destruction, think of rebuilding and improvement. As for prep, June first is the time for this not the week of. My wife hates the 2 pound can of Chung king but it fills the belly. Not a servivalis but when I was a child our schools in the northwest taught us how to survive a nuclear war. Yes the Russians were going to kill us with their bombs.its the same, just that were ilive now,no nuclear fall out. The hurricane hoarders are scooping up everything in sight, across the state, in basketfuls and in bulk, that others need, and are listing the pricey items on Craigslist, or other websites, so I heard. How ridiculous….greedy greedy greedy. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply September 6, 2017 at 6:48 am Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG+ 44Curated by Matheus Pereira Share Photographs Houses ArchDaily “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/924420/ggl-house-studio-ag-arquitetura Clipboard “COPY” Area: 450 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Brazil Year: GGL House / Studio AG Arquitetura CopyHouses•São Paulo, Brazil ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/924420/ggl-house-studio-ag-arquitetura Clipboard 2018 Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projects Manufacturers: Vibia, A&E Brasil, Arkos, Arthur Decor, Carvalho bianco, Casual Exteriores, Casual Interiores, Casulo, Decameron, Di Mármore, Dix Metais, Dpot, Etel, Gustavo Bittencourt, Largrill, Marcenaria Marvelar, Marmoraria Arthus, Micasa, Nani Chinellato, Novo ambiente, +6Olho Interni, Ornare, Punto, Studio AG, Vitrine, viabizunno-6Construction:Lock Engenharia Structural Project:BenedictsIlumination Project:Studio IluzInstallations Project:Marcelo ZamaroLandscaping:HanazakiCity:São PauloCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGRecommended ProductsDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsText description provided by the architects. The GGL House, located in São Paulo city, was planned to a young couple. Its plot, in a narrow and long shape, 10x30m, was designed in a way in order to use the space in the best manner. The upper bulk of the residence arises as a reinterpretation of the traditional houses, with a gable roof drawing, respecting the language of the adjacent houses of the neighborhood. The façade, built with metal profiles, clad on the front and the back by a high-pressure laminate panel, has extended durability.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGFrom a pre-existing scenario, the pursuit for the new and unusual was the strongest issue of the project. With a contemporary architecture, it uses classic and modern elements, creating a mix of styles, which balance two aspects: beauty and comfort. With an extensive program, its distribution offers three floors plus the rooftop.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGOn the ground floor, it was adjusted the social area of the house. A lowered block, coated in expanded metal screen, hosts the kitchen, service area and open living room, with direct access to the garden. Besides that, there is an untied bulk with the gourmet area and sauna, which does not interfere in the main structure of the house, keeping the upper bulk highlighted. The kitchen, integrated most of the time, has pivot sliding doors, isolating it completely on days with events, since the lighting is projected by a tensioned ceiling on the bench.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGSave this picture!Ground FloorSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGAnother emphasized point of the house is the side fair-faced concrete wall, where it was built-in a metallic stairs, casting, which allows the light, that comes from the door of the access to the solarium, to reach the lower floors. The wine cellar was created from the concreting of the wall, specifying the importance of the bar to the residents that receive guests frequently. The closing among the horizontal planes is made with large glass panels, which dilute the visual boundaries between the house and the landscape. A vertical garden was created in the side and in the back wall in order to harmonize with the garden of the adjacent house.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGSave this picture!First FloorSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe upper bulk hosts the private area of the house, composed by three suites and a living room. In this block, it was elaborated the idea of full and empty, explored by the rips that emphasize the natural lighting influence during the day in the rooms. The interior garden, in the private room, brings the green to the interior of the house and provides privacy to the façade of the back, besides lighting, in a subtle manner, the living room.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGBi-fold windows filter the light of the bedrooms that are facing the side of the plot and the master suite that has a view to the backyard. The gable roof was asymmetrical designed in order to provide a room for the solarium – space of contemplation of the treetops, where the ridge of the roof achieves the maximum height authorized by the law. The swimming pool was the highlight of the project. Located in a mandatory setback of 1,50m in one of the sides of the house, it optimizes the space that, in advance, would be unused. The basement floor hosts the garage and the technical area of the house.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGProject gallerySee allShow lessHow Will Home Automation Affect our Future?ArticlesThe Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts / Steven Holl ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Architects: Studio AG Arquitetura Area Area of this architecture project GGL House / Studio AG ArquiteturaSave this projectSaveGGL House / Studio AG Arquitetura CopyAbout this officeStudio AG ArquiteturaOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSão PauloResidential ArchitectureBrazilPublished on September 09, 2019Cite: “GGL House / Studio AG Arquitetura” [Casa GGL / Studio AG Arquitetura] 09 Sep 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Baltimore Target workers demand: ‘No More Racist Bosses’Under a red “No More Racist Bosses” banner, workers at a Target store in suburban Baltimore gathered inside the entrance on July 3 and then led a walkout and picket. The Target workers leading the struggle, Erica Feldenzer and Sarah Shifflet, laid out their demands to In These Times on July 6: firing the two managers “on the grounds of unprofessionalism and making racist and ableist comments about team members repeatedly and talking down to them,” and that “workers receive fair hours each week so that they are not chronically scheduled outside of their availability.” Members of the Baltimore Teachers Union, Democratic Socialists of America and the community joined in the struggle.This protest echoes last year’s action in late August when a group of Target workers struck in Christiansburg, Va., to oust a manager who made racist remarks and sexually harassed Latinx workers. This strike turned into a victory two days later when Target removed the manager from the shop floor and placed him on leave pending investigation. (ITT, Sept. 1, 2017)In response to the Baltimore struggle, Target issued a statement that management has been working to “take any allegations of workplace misconduct seriously” and “to address issues … and has already taken actions to address them.” (corporate.target.com)Though the number of workers in the Baltimore fight is modest, the fact that Target employs over 350,000 workers worldwide, who obviously need union representation, makes this struggle significant.Help FLOC fight unjust firingsWhen two Latinx tobacco workers spoke out recently about their harsh living and working conditions on Randy Blalock’s tobacco farm in Roxboro, N.C., the bosses harassed, abused and ultimately fired them. Now the Farm Labor Organizing Committee is sponsoring a petition to help fight their boss, his anti-union lawyer and tobacco buyers Reynolds as well as Alliance 1. FLOC is asking the grower to pay thousands of dollars in stolen wages and to compensate workers for their unjust and retaliatory termination. (floc.com, July 4)This story reflects the experiences of many other tobacco workers who endure the risk of nicotine poisoning and dehydration, no freedom of association and no union, and an opaque supply chain. (IUF, July 6) Help FLOC win justice for these workers by signing the petition at tinyurl.com/flocblalock.‘Panic buttons’ in all Chicago hotelsStarting July 1, licensed hotels in Chicago are required to provide panic buttons for designated female hotel workers, often women of color and im/migrants. Spokeswoman Sarah Lyons, speaking for UNITE HERE Local 1, which championed the “Hands Off, Pants On” ordinance and national campaign representing about 15,000 hospitality workers, said the button is “not just a physical device, but a symbol” of city support and the fight against sexual harassment.Celebrating what representatives from Local 1, the Chicago Federation of Labor and city officials called a “cultural shift” for women worker’s rights, workers who “clean, inventory, inspect or re-stock supplies” alone in guest rooms or restrooms now have portable panic buttons so they can send out alerts if they feel threatened. Noting that this day marks “a culmination of a lot of hard work,” hotel worker Roushaunda said, “Today’s the day we say no more. Today’s the day we claim our space. We will feel protected.” (Chicago Sun-Times, July 2)This is a decisive step in ending sexual harassment of working women. It should be implemented in all hotels and motels nationally as a vital part of the #MeToo movement.Fight for $15 sets up sexual harassment hotlineIn an email appeal signed by the Women of McDonald’s, Fight for $15 invites all fast-food workers who have experienced sexual harassment on the job to get help via their new hotline: 844-384-4495. The email notes that Fight for $15 stands with “the brave workers who have filed suit against McDonald’s for letting sexual harassment go unchecked in many of its stores.” Its message stresses: “You deserve to be heard. And you are not alone.” And the message adds: “No company should ever ignore — or worse, retaliate against — employees who speak up about harassment on the job. Period. When corporations shirk their responsibility to provide safe and fair workplaces, we stand up.” (fightfor15.org, July 13)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
to go further July 31, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Lawyer for journalists and cyber-dissidents loses licence RSF_en News Reporters Without Borders condemns the decision of the judicial authorities to refuse to renew the licence of lawyer Li Jianqiang, one of the very few prepared to defend journalists and dissidents.The Judicial Affairs bureau in Shandong province, eastern China, rejected the application to renew his professional licence made in June 2007. It had been turned down but no reason was given, making it impossible for him to appeal against the decision.”This sanction is unjustified and unjustifiable,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “It deprives many cyber-dissidents and independent journalists of a courageous defence against the unfairness of Chinese justice”.”We call on the Justice Minister, Wu Aiying, to intervene with the relevant authorities to ensure that Li Jianqiang has his licence renewed,” the organisation said.”This decision is very painful for me. I am now unemployed on the orders of the government and I have no means of appealing,” Li told Reporters Without Borders.Li Jianqiang has defended the writer Yang Tianshui, the poet Li Hong, artist Yan Zhengxue and independent writers Chi Jianwei, Guo Qizhen, Yang Tongyan, Li Yuanlong, Zhang Jianhong and Chen Shuqing. He is also legal advisor to the organisation Independent Chinese Pen.According to the Chinese Human Rights Defenders (CHRD), Li was previously refused renewal of his licence in 2003. He was a professor, journalist and writer before becoming a lawyer in 1994. News Help by sharing this information China’s Cyber Censorship Figures Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes News China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison ChinaAsia – Pacific June 2, 2021 Find out more ChinaAsia – Pacific News Follow the news on China April 27, 2021 Find out more Organisation Receive email alerts March 12, 2021 Find out more
WhatsApp Pinterest News WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Previous articleRoads Minister in the North says A5 is ‘delayed’ and not ‘abandoned’Next articleAlmost 2,000 PSNI stop and searches in the Northwest News Highland Facebook Calls have been made for Letterkenny to host a marathon or a half marathon.Earlier this year the Walled City Marathon in Derry was a great success with over 2,000 people taking part.The last time Letterkenny held a marathon was in 1983.Cllr Dessie Larkin, who raised the possibility at this weeks monthly meeting of Letterkenny Town Council says that the town has a sufficient infrastructure to hold such an event…..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/desl.mp3[/podcast] Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+ Twitter Twitter Calls made for Letterkenny to host a marathon RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – September 11, 2013 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry