Aid Through Text Messages

first_img Kenyan citizen journalists developed Ushahidi, a website to map violence during election time based on reports submitted via the Web and mobile phones. Ushahidi, which means “testimony” in Swahili, has also been used to map xenophobic attacks in South Africa in 2008; monitor elections in Burundi, India, Mexico and Sudan; warn drivers about snow-covered roads and map cleanup efforts during a blizzard in Washington in February 2010; and monitor the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, reported news website www.irinnews.org. A new version of the software called Mogadishu was developed for humanitarian catastrophes. It allows people to send data via e-mail or text message, creating a simple way for the public to share information during crisis response. For more information, visit www.ushahidi.com. By Dialogo July 01, 2010last_img read more

MaxEnt lodges appeal against UKGC licence revocation

first_img UKGC lifts Matchbook suspension August 12, 2020 Submit Share Share Related Articles ‘Pent-up demand’ for live sports drives gambling pick-up in June August 17, 2020 StumbleUpon EPIC and Whysup ‘continue to make real change’ with partnership renewal August 19, 2020 Following the recent announcement that the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has revoked the remote casino and remote linked gambling software licence of online casino operator MaxEnt Limited, the operator has since lodged an appeal challenging the licence revocation. Trading under the Maxent NRR Entertainment banner, the decision to revoke the MaxEnt licence comes after the identification of concerns relating to the operator’s finances and information supplied to the commission.As permitted by the Commission, MaxEnt has been given a deadline for an appeal submission of the 18th June 2019. The operator has since claimed the Gambling Commission’s criteria has been satisfied regarding whether the company was adequately funded both in the short- and long-term, and that the regulator is happy with the source of this funding.The operator confirmed that the Gambling Commission’s issues were not linked in any way to ‘the business is run or with how customers are treated’ but rather the issues stemmed from ‘the transition period which happened prior to the change of management’.As part of its appeal process, MaxEnt has stated that it ‘will seek to have proper regard of the change of management taken’.Expressing disappointment in the UKGC ruling, MaxEnt emphasised: “We feel that the Commission’s decision is not sufficiently objective, hence why we are appealing.  We do not intend to leave the UK market at this time.“We are hopeful of a positive outcome following our appeal, but we will be carefully considering our position in the UK market, nonetheless.”last_img read more