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Codere sets out standardised CSR strategy for all markets

first_img“The data on the incidence of risky behaviours show that there is no generalised social problem in relation to the gambling, while the figures available show there has been no growth in recent years, but rather a transformation of consumer preferences in some markets, as may be the case in recent years of a greater preference for sports betting or gambling online.” An action plan for player protection action plan, meanwhile, will see new training programmes launched across the business. Email Address This has then been used to collect and unify actions in each market into a single strategy, to minimise any negative impacts of its activities on society. It has launched with an number of broad areas of focus. First, it has committed to supporting “reasonable limitations” on gambling advertising, in order to protect the vulnerable and young people. This will be supported by its commitment to work with public and private bodies to promote regulations that help it prevent these at-risk groups from gambling.These efforts could impact its retail estate, for which a review is to be launched, encompassing the location of venues, their size and the types of gambling they offer, and how more can be done to reduce problem gambling rates. The business said it carried out “a meticulous listening and analysis exercise” to better understand the perspectives and demands of different stakeholders across multiple jurisdictions.  Southern European and Latin American gaming operator Codere has formed a new corporate social responsibility and responsible gambling strategy that aims to impose a standardised approach across all markets in which it is active. Chena’s counterpart for Europe Alejandro Pascual added that the industry’s “overexposure” – a consequence of widespread advertising – had created a negative perception of gambling, though one without any scientific basis.  Topics: Social responsibility CSR Responsible gambling The operator will also implement and constantly monitor responsible gambling controls, with its programme structured around the pillars of prevention, awareness, detection and management of risky behaviour. This will be managed by an institutional relations committee, headed by CEO di Loreto, will now be in charge of implementing and monitoring the plan.  During the period it saw its European operations recover, though with novel coronavirus (Covid-19) restrictions still in place across much of Latin America, revenue from the continent fell sharply. The new CSR strategy follows last week’s publication of the operator’s third quarter results, which revealed a 58.4% year-on-year decline in revenue. “Our sector makes an important social contribution in terms of job creation and tax contributions to the public coffers,” Bernardo Chena, regional manger for Codere LatAm said.  “Codere continues to evolve through dialogue with the market, responding to its demands based on its pillars of integrity and transparency,” Group chief executive Vincente di Loreto said. “Our goal as a company is to create value, sustainable and responsible.  Finally, it will look to challenge misconceptions about gambling and improve the industry’s image, by promoting and circulating objective studies that reflect the sector’s “true image”.  18th November 2020 | By Robin Harrison This, he said, was something Codere must work to address, by implementing best practice standards of player protection and talking about its broader sustainability efforts. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: Codere CSR “To do this, we must connect with the expectations of our audiences, and factor their concerns into our processes,” he explained. “With this CSR Plan, we are taking a further step in our responsible management with the aim of mitigating the main social concerns regarding the industry and being leaders in promoting responsible gaming.” Regions: LATAM Southern Europe Italy Spain Codere sets out standardised CSR strategy for all markets Subscribe to the iGaming newsletterlast_img read more

Evans Medical Plc ( 2013 Annual Report

first_imgEvans Medical Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Health sector has released it’s 2013 annual report.For more information about Evans Medical Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Evans Medical Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Evans Medical Plc (  2013 annual report.Company ProfileEvans Medical Plc is a consumer and pharmaceutical company in Nigeria that manufactures and sells a range of over-the-counter, prescriptive pharmaceutical products and nutraceuticals (health) products. The company produces products for the prevention and/or treatment of malaria, infections, asthma, ulcers, hypertension, diabetes, colds and flu and erectile dysfunction. Evans Medical also produces a health products, vitamins and minerals, topical preparations and haematinics blood forming preparations. Established in 1954 and formerly known as Glaxo Nigeria Plc, the company changed is name to Evans Medical Plc in 1994. The company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Evans Medical Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Pharma-Deko Plc ( 2018 Annual Report

first_imgPharma-Deko Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Pharmaceuticals sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about Pharma-Deko Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Pharma-Deko Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Pharma-Deko Plc (  2018 annual report.Company ProfilePharma-Deko Plc manufactures, packages and markets a range of pharmaceutical and consumer products in Nigeria. Pharmaceutical products include Parkalin cough syrup, Revitone blood tonic, Salins liniment, Hexdene mouth wash, Brett mouth wash, Omepraz, Pharmadec drops and syrups, Phardol suppository and drops, Amycin dry powder and capsules, Anuproct suppositories, Vitacee drops and syrups, Antasil tablets, garlic tablets, Amoquin anti-malarial tablets and Parkprim suspension and tablets. The company also produces and sells a non-sugar cream soda; and manufactures and packages pharmaceutical and consumer products under contract. Established in 1962 and formerly known as Parke-Davis & Company (US), the company changed its name to Pharma-Deko Limited in 1990. It is now known as Pharma-Deko Plc. The company head office is in Ogun State, Nigeria. Pharma-Deko Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Dangote Cement Plc ( 2019 Annual Report

first_imgDangote Cement Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about Dangote Cement Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Dangote Cement Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Dangote Cement Plc (  2019 annual report.Company ProfileDangote Cement Plc manufactures, packages and distributes cement and related products for the limestone mining, coal production and property investment sectors in Nigeria and the rest of Africa. The company has operations in Nigeria, Benin and Ghana, Cameroon, Congo, Ethiopia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia and exports internationally. Dangote Cement Plc operates the largest cement plant in sub-Saharan Africa, the Obajana Cement Plant. Cement bagged and distributed by Dangote Cement Plc is required of the limestone mining, coal production and property investment sectors. Formerly known as Obajana Cement Plc, the company changed its name to Dangote Cement Plc in 2010. The company is a subsidiary of Dangote Industries Limited. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Dangote Cement Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Haus Wiesenhof / Gogl Architekten

first_img 2012 Haus Wiesenhof / Gogl ArchitektenSave this projectSaveHaus Wiesenhof / Gogl ArchitektenSave this picture!© Mario WebhoferHouses•St. Johann in Tirol, Austria Photographs CopyAbout this officeGogl ArchitektenOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSt. Johann in TirolHousesAustriaPublished on April 27, 2013Cite: “Haus Wiesenhof / Gogl Architekten” 27 Apr 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panel – Terrazzo BlackStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Basiq SeriesIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsWoodLunawoodInterior ThermowoodWindowsswissFineLineSliding Windows – EvenMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsDoorsECLISSESliding Door Opening System – ECLISSE Push&PullStonesMarini MarmiNatural Stone – Nuvolato di GréMore products »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 stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Area:  565 m² Area:  565 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Gogl Architekten Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” CopySave this picture!© Mario WebhoferRecommended ProductsDoorsSolarluxBi-Folding Doors – EcolineWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesDoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20Text description provided by the architects. The client requested a getaway – a place of peace and contemplation with a strong relationship to the nature surrounding it. Save this picture!© Mario WebhoferThis alpine refuge is a symbiosis of spatial openness and enclosed areas. According to the design specifications, rebuilding or extending the house beyond the existing cubage was not permitted, which entailed a massive limitation for the design. Through the basic ideas of interlocking the inner rooms and the form design of an open and richly varied spatial structure, the architect conceptually compensated for the design restrictions and created a generous living and leisure space.Save this picture!© Mario WebhoferWe took cautious consideration for the topological strengths of the site, with the Hinterkaisergebirge to the north, the Kitzbühler Horn to the south, the Loferer Steinbergen to the east as well as the surrounding farmhouse building structure. The house communicates with the dominant mountain range, with every view resembling a painting. The decision to utilise archaic materials was made quite consciously to quote the surrounding farmsteads. The client wanted an atmosphere that was light and airy, but also cosy. Save this picture!© Mario WebhoferOut of respect for the natural surroundings, native plants were used in the planning of the garden. Topological changes in the former agricultural spaces were carefully integrated into the existing environment. Save this picture!© Mario WebhoferGenerous openings with no thresholds allow the indoors to merge with the outdoors. Even the safety railings on the big terrace consist of plant structures. The seasons themselves dictate whether it is more pleasant to spend time in the garden (which is intended as a part of the landscape) or indoors in front of the stove.Save this picture!© Mario WebhoferAttention was given to the origin of all materials used in this construction. The ecological consciousness of the planners and the client went hand-in-hand. Oak, iron, natural stone, linen and hemp fabric were the basic elements. Save this picture!© Mario WebhoferMost of the furniture was conceptualised individually, corresponding to the spatial requirements and the needs of the client.Save this picture!ElevationProject gallerySee allShow lessInfographic: Saving the Earth with Sustainable CitiesInfographicsVideo: ‘The Competition’ TrailerArchitecture News Share Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardcenter_img Austria Year:  Year:  photographs:  Mario WebhoferPhotographs:  Mario Webhofer+ 19 Share Haus Wiesenhof / Gogl Architekten Projects ArchDaily “COPY” 2012last_img read more

Brahler Residence / Robert Maschke Architects

first_imgArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Brahler Residence / Robert Maschke Architects Brahler Residence / Robert Maschke ArchitectsSave this projectSaveBrahler Residence / Robert Maschke Architects Projects Houses Area:  1937 m² Area:  1937 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses, Refurbishment•Bay Village, United States Save this picture!© Eric Hanson+ 16 Share Year:  Architects: Robert Maschke Architects Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” 2011 2011 Photographs United States photographs:  Eric HansonPhotographs:  Eric HansonSave this picture!© Eric HansonText description provided by the architects. The site of the existing Brahler Residence possesses a dramatic downward slope from the street toward a brook that bisects the lot. A densely wooded perimeter provides privacy from the compact suburban neighborhood. The client wished to maintain the quaint cottage style of the existing century old shake clad structure while enhancing it with open interior spaces filled with natural light. A new master suite, gallery, and indoor/outdoor entertaining spaces supplement the existing program. Save this picture!© Eric HansonThe architecture merges landscape and building surfaces, articulating the envelope of the addition while configuring the site into differentiated formal and informal spaces. The addition is situated to create courtyard spaces at multiple levels. A folding roof plane mediates between gabled and diagonally hipped roof geometries to create a dynamic vaulted interior space. Roofs and facades clad in wood shake, standing seam metal, and vegetated surfaces fold together, collapsing the distinctions between new and existing, landscape and building, façade and roof. From the street, a windowless living façade camouflages the addition’s massing, increasing privacy for the spaces beyond. Inside, one encounters an environment characterized by layered views that create subtle connections to the exterior.Save this picture!Lower Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessCantagua Residence / Raimundo AnguitaSelected ProjectsMaison Simon / Mathieu Noël & Élodie Bonnefous architectesSelected Projects Share Year:  CopyAbout this officeRobert Maschke ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentBay VillageHousesRefurbishmentUnited StatesPublished on January 13, 2014Cite: “Brahler Residence / Robert Maschke Architects” 13 Jan 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen MixersVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Fine WoodPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesCultural / SportsPENT FitnessFitness Equipment – BANKA™ Weight BenchSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in OfficesBricksFeldhaus KlinkerFacing Bricks – Waterstruck VascuWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for FurnitureCurtain WallsMetawellFacades – Aluminum Curtain WallsHeatingFocusFireplaces – PaxfocusPatios / TerracesGlas MarteGlass Pavilion – GM Pavillon360More products »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

Trousdale Estates Contemporary Home / Dennis Gibbens Architects

first_img General Contractor: Projects Houses Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Electrical: CopyHouses, Renovation•Beverly Hills, United States Save this picture!Courtesy of Dennis Gibbens Architects+ 18 Share United States Winters-Schram Associates Project Team:Scott Graham, Ryan Childers, Ricardo Moura, Raul Aguilera, Shana CunninghamInterior Decorating:Jamie Bush + Co.Cabinetry:Swiss WoodworkingAudio Visual:Audio Video Experience Inc.Bathroom Plumbing Fixtures:WaterworksArchitect In Charge:Dennis GibbensProject Architect:Oren DothanCity:Beverly HillsCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of Dennis Gibbens ArchitectsRecommended ProductsLouvers / ShuttersLunawoodThermowood BattensDoorsSolarluxBi-Folding Doors – EcolineEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsText description provided by the architects. This project called for the complete renovation of a 5500 square foot existing home in the Trousdale Estates section of Beverly Hills, California. Paul Trousdale bought 410 acres of the unbuilt property from the Doheny Estate in 1954 and soon after began developing sprawling view properties limited to single-level homes.Save this picture!Courtesy of Dennis Gibbens ArchitectsThis property sits near the top of a cul-de-sac road and enjoys roughly 270° spectacular views of Beverly Hills and Los Angeles. The original house was designed in 1962. Curved and circular elements are repeated motifs that can be found throughout the original design. Save this picture!Floor PlanThe current owners bought the property with the intention of turning it into an open, airy and contemporary home for living and entertainment and to showcase their evolving collections of modern and contemporary photography.  The remodeled design is timeless and elegant with elements of swank to be sure, but with a very forward-looking sensibility.Save this picture!Courtesy of Dennis Gibbens ArchitectsThroughout the design process, the goal was to edit the various elements of what had become, over time, an out-of-date house with some unfortunate additions.  The bones of the house were quirky and meandering, yet encouraging.Save this picture!Courtesy of Dennis Gibbens ArchitectsAt the exterior, the front façade was re-organized as a simple, platonic gesture in the curved shape of a monumental wall.  The elevation is clad in ribbed Indiana limestone panels.  The rough stone contrasts with the smooth-trowel painted stucco exterior of the remainder of the house.  At night, a warm glow provided by concealed up-lighting provides an inviting welcome to the property.Save this picture!Courtesy of Dennis Gibbens ArchitectsThe residence, which started out fifty years ago as a relatively modest home is now enjoying another life; it is a contemporary LA house for very worldly clients.  Other than the front courtyard, the majority of the exterior is a simple affair with sweeping white stucco curves and a long serpentine glass wall reflecting the generous scope of the views; the house is something of a gateway to the landscape. Save this picture!Courtesy of Dennis Gibbens ArchitectsIt is so easy to simply pass through it, to be drawn to the outside – to the pool, the garden, and the mountains in the distance.  With that kind of view, the one-story exterior architecture assumes a modest position relative to the dramatic setting.  In contrast, the experience of the interior architecture is complex in its spatial flow and richness of materials and refined details. Project gallerySee allShow lessHenning Larsen Designs New Branch of Swedish National MuseumArchitecture NewsLight Matters: Learning From Vernacular WindowsArticles Share ArchDaily Ecb Electric Inc. “COPY” “COPY”center_img Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2014 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Landscape Design: Architects: Dennis Gibbens Architects Area Area of this architecture project Trousdale Estates Contemporary Home / Dennis Gibbens Architects Art Luna Studio Manufacturers: Indiana Limestone Area:  5600 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Trousdale Estates Contemporary Home / Dennis Gibbens ArchitectsSave this projectSaveTrousdale Estates Contemporary Home / Dennis Gibbens Architects CopyAbout this officeDennis Gibbens ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationBeverly HillsRenovationRefurbishmentHousesUnited StatesPublished on April 09, 2015Cite: “Trousdale Estates Contemporary Home / Dennis Gibbens Architects” 09 Apr 2015. 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Politicians accused of masterminding journalist’s murder still at large

first_img Follow the news on Paraguay News to go further News October 20, 2014 Find out more Eight months after radio journalist Merardo Romero’s murder in Ytakyry, in the eastern department of Alto Paraná, the alleged perpetrators are in prison but the suspected masterminds continue to enjoy complete impunity. The important political posts they hold seem to account for the murder’s limited media impact and the lack of progress in the investigation.Community radio La Voz de Ytakyry’s programme director, Romero was gunned down in his home in front of his children on 3 March. A colleague at the same station, Rumilio Piris, abandoned his post five days later after being the target of death threats.“The investigation into Romero’s murder must not be restricted to those who executed it,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It would be an absolute scandal if it was demonstrated that the politicians allegedly involved in this case have been receiving protection from within the police and judicial system.”The press freedom organization added: “The struggle against impunity is meaningless if it punishes the underlings or intermediaries in order to better protect the powerful. They, too, also be arrested and called to account by the investigators.”Paraguayan journalists who tackle subjects such as corruption and drug trafficking are still exposed to great risks, as Reporters Without Borders pointed out in a recent report.The public prosecutor’s office issued a warrant for the arrest of José Valenzuela, a senior member of the Colorado Party, on 4 April for the “deliberate murder” of Romero, but the police said he could not be located. With the help of phone records, investigators established that Valenzuela had threatened Romero and promised to pay the alleged perpetrators 8 million guaranis (2,000 dollars).The three alleged perpetrators – Silvio Samudio Benítez, Ofelio José Pérez Paredes and Arnildo Enciso Borja – are being held in Ciudad del Este prison pending trial.Another Colorado Party leader, former Ytakyry mayor Miguel Angel Soria (photo), continues to deny any involvement in the murder although Romero’s family has formally accused him of being the instigator. Romero has accused Soria of corruption on the air and, according to those close to him, had received death threats from Soria by telephone.Another possible motive was Romero’s political activities. He was member of “Esperanza Colorada,” a Colorado Party tendency opposed to “Honor Colorado”, the tendency to which Soria and Valenzuela belonged. According to the Paraguayan media, Soria and Valenzuela enjoy the support of Alto Paraná governor Darío Aguinagalde Gallinar, who recently said he would like to “machine-gun” the region’s journalists. ParaguayAmericas Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information February 10, 2017 Find out more Newscenter_img Organisation News Reporter killed in ambush after police protection withdrawn October 14, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Politicians accused of masterminding journalist’s murder still at large Latin America’s community radio – a key service but vulnerable February 14, 2020 Find out more Brazilian journalist murdered at home in Paraguay ParaguayAmericas RSF_en last_img read more

Tie a yellow ribbon in memory of a loved one

first_imgEmail Linkedin Previous articleSports letter of the weekNext articleA True Culinary Christmas Wonderland admin Facebook WhatsApp Advertisementcenter_img AN opportunity for Limerick people and visitors to the city to remember their loved ones who are no longer with them is available by visiting the Christmas Remembrance Tree, at the junction of Bedford Row and O’Connell Street until Thursday, December 22. The official placing of the tree was attended by Mayor of Limerick, Cllr Jim Long, members of Limerick Thomond rotary Club and representatives from the nominated organisations set to benefit.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The public will have the opportunity to write the name of the person they wish to be remembered on a yellow ribbon which will be put on the Remembrance Tree.It is estimated that over 10,000 names will be remembered.Commenting, Eamonn Flynn, president of Limerick Thomond Rotary Club, said that the location of the tree on Bedford Row is a focal point of assembly for shoppers and visitors to the city.“It’s a lovely way to remember a loved one by tying a ribbon on the tree in their memory, and the tree will stand proudly in the heart of our city centre this December.“We would be delighted if schools’ choirs and choral groups would use this site for singing carols that are so much part of our Christmas celebrations”.Limerick Thomond Rotary Club is nominating a number of organisations to benefit from the voluntary donations that the public may contribute to this project.“Headway Limerick, The Parkinson’s Association of Ireland, The Irish Motor Neurone Association and Multiple Sclerosis Limerick are most deserving of support and members of these organisations will be in attendance at the Remembrance Tree each day to encourage participation by all in this unique event in our festive calendar,” concluded Mr Flynn. Print NewsLocal NewsTie a yellow ribbon in memory of a loved oneBy admin – December 19, 2011 687 Twitterlast_img read more

GEEK TO ME: Numerous factors impact ability to access the web

first_imgBusinessGeek to Me WhatsApp By Jeff Werner – April 18, 2021 Facebook Previous articleBBB: Stock trading appsNext articleGARDENING: Wildflowers are beginning to bloom Jeff Werner WhatsApp Pinterest Pinterest Twitter Facebook Jeff Werner is a software engineer and has been writing this column since 2007. Question: For about two weeks, I have had a problem with the e-edition of the Daily News. When I click the e-edition it’s a blank page that says to clear my cookies, and that I have re-directed too many times. I can bring it up all day but if I try after 6:00 p.m. I can’t get it. It’s almost like something is being shut down. Calls to the Daily News have not helped. I thought you might possibly help.– Kathy C.Fort Walton Beach, FloridaAnswer: I assume you attempted to contact someone in their web support group. I’m not familiar with the way they’re set up, but I doubt they’d be able to help, because I very much doubt that this is an issue with the service that they provide. Before I proceed, let me just give a little disclaimer that I am not, and have never been an employee of the Northwest Florida Daily News. My column is entirely freelance and independent, so I have no issues with giving you the straight-up truth on what I think might be causing your problems.With that out of the way, let me just say that I don’t really believe that the service is causing your problem. When something like a web service doesn’t provide the expected results, the logical target for blame is the very thing that doesn’t appear to be working. However, there are an uncountable number of factors that go into the process of creating a display on your monitor, whether it be the Daily News’s e-edition, or any other site you might visit. Content is hosted on a web server somewhere, and these are known to go down occasionally for maintenance or updates. Then there are the various computers and servers that serve as the Internet backbone on which your data travels – the so-called “Information Superhighway.” There’s also the equipment of your local Internet Service Provider that provides your home with connectivity. And then there’s the infrastructure of your home network, which includes your router, possibly one or more switches, plus cables, and network interface cards, and finally the end-point device that you’re using to access the content. Whether that end-point is a computer, tablet, phone or something else, in addition to its physical and electrical connections, there are also numerous system and software configurations to contend with. At any point along this highly complex pathway between you and what you’re trying to access, anything that goes awry usually results in a failure of some kind. When you think about it, it’s a wonder that things ever work at all! Yet they do, and it’s a grand testament to the state of modern technology that we can not only connect, but do so reliably, and often at ridiculously fast speeds.Until we don’t, as you’re experiencing. I can’t absolutely identify any particular culprit based on the information you provided, but I’m happy to discuss a few details that jumped out at me that you might consider.First of all, you said that everything worked fine up until about 2 weeks ago. One has to wonder what changed at that point? I can remember back in a prior work life, being on-call for software support and getting a late night call out of the blue telling me “Your software just broke,” and asking me to fix it. I can tell you assuredly, software doesn’t “break.” It doesn’t wear out or come loose, or anything like that. If it was working and now it’s not, you can be certain that something in the environment in which it’s running has changed. With that in mind, did you recently install new hardware or software? Get a Windows update? A driver update?The other factors, such as the “after 6:00” issue, the “re-directed too many times” and the directive to clear your cookies, to me all seem to be indicative of the presence of some type of malware on your computer. If that’s the case, that would certainly qualify as the “something changed” that I spoke of above.You will probably need to go above and beyond a typical virus scanner that you hopefully already have installed. Obviously, they can’t and don’t block everything. As I’ve recently stated in the column, I avoid endorsing products here, but a simple Google search for “Free Antimalware” should yield some excellent results for you. Read a few reviews and pick ones that scored good marks.To view additional content, comment on articles, or submit a question of your own, visit my website at (not .com!) Twitter GEEK TO ME: Numerous factors impact ability to access the weblast_img read more