first_img Tags: NULL whatsapp KCS-content whatsapp Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comPeople-TodayWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This PhotoPeople-TodayTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farm Show Comments ▼center_img Betfair may be getting all the press at the moment with its upcoming float and its threats to leave the UK, but Ladbrokes reminded us it is still here yesterday when it announced a whopping 128 per cent hike in operating profit. This is obviously to be taken strictly within the context of incredibly weak comparatives and the World Cup boost but still represents good progress. It has kept costs at 2009 levels and its slimmed down debt pile (now at £490m) looks manageable compared to cash generation. With a valuation of 7.5 times Ebitda, it appears a snip compared to Betfair’s 13.5 times. However, it will struggle to compete with its online rival’s higher margin potential.Worryingly its average stake declined five per cent year-on-year and William Hill still looks preferable thanks to its more highly developed online strategy. If you’re a betting man it’s worth a punt but keep a closer eye on its rivals. Betfair Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap Monday 11 October 2010 9:04 pmlast_img read more

Esports Entertainment to close Argyll acquisition by 31 July

first_imgCasino & games Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Esports betting operator Esports Entertainment Group has announced that it will close its purchase of online betting and gaming operator Argyll Entertainment on or before 31 July, after finalising a definitive agreement for the acquisition. Esports Entertainment to close Argyll acquisition by 31 July Esports betting operator Esports Entertainment Group has announced that it will close its purchase of online betting and gaming operator Argyll Entertainment on or before 31 July, after finalising a definitive agreement for the acquisition.This follows an announcement in May that the operator had signed a binding letter of intent to acquire Argyll’s parent company LHE Enterprises. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed.Esports Entertainment chief executive Grant Johnson described the definitive agreement as a “major milestone” for the business.Integration of the two businesses has already begun, with Argyll chief executive Stuart Tilly and finance chief Dan Marks joining Esports Entertainment’s leadership team. Tilly has been named corporate secretary and Marks the operator’s chief financial officer.“They are a great addition to our organization and will help us build on Argyll’s base of more than 100,000 registered users, placing us in a great position to grow revenue moving forward,” Johnson said.Tilly added that the deal would give Esports Entertainment access to exclusive, proprietary content, including its flagship site and its rewards programme, which he noted helped drive revenue of $12m in 2019.“The esports industry is the strongest it’s ever been,” he continued.“[The] strengthened financial position of our combined operations together with the ability to leverage the expertise and deep domain knowledge of its 30 strong staff in marketing, technology, risk management, and regulation will put Esports Entertainment Group in a great position to capitalize on the wealth of opportunities ahead in this rapidly growing market.”It comes after Esports Entertainment listed on the US Nasdaq stock exchange in April this year, which has been followed by a series of fundraising efforts that has secured $6.2m through the exercising of warrants as of 8 June.The business also raised $8.4m through its uplisting to the Nasdaq.The business is now looking to expand into the US market, having established a subsidiary, GMBL New Jersey, in May. It now plans to apply for a sports betting licence in the state in the near future.center_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Casino & games Esports Sports betting Strategy Video gaming Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Video Gaming 7th July 2020 | By contenteditorlast_img read more

At 380p, is the HSBC share price a bargain not to be missed?

first_img I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” The HSBC (LSE: HSBA) share price has plunged in value this year. Excluding dividends, shares in the lender are off around 37% in 2020. Over the past 12 months, the stock has declined by a staggering 44%! Following this slump, the stock appears to be an excellent bargain for value seekers. Indeed, shares in the Asia-focused bank are changing hands at a price-to-book (P/B) ratio of only 0.6. That’s compared to the financial services sector average of around 1.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…These numbers imply the bank could be worth as much as 40% more than its current valuation in the best-case scenario. However, while the HSBC share price looks undervalued at first, there are several things investors need to be aware of before buying into the banking group. HSBC share price: problems ahead? HSBC generates the majority of its profits in Asia, specifically Hong Kong. Unfortunately, the recent unrest in the region, as well as the Chinese government’s intervention, has hurt investor sentiment towards the group. But this isn’t the only reason why investors have been avoiding the HSBC share price in 2020. It’s been struggling for some time to rekindle growth at both its European and American operations.The coronavirus crisis has hardly helped. At the height of the crisis, HSBC had to put its restructuring plans on hold. It may also suffer from higher loan losses and defaults by customers as a result of the ongoing crisis. All of the above makes it difficult to predict what the future holds for the HSBC share price. The bank’s strong balance sheet and globally diversified operations have both helped it weather the crisis. However, trying to figure out if the group will return to growth in the years ahead is difficult. We’ll have to wait until there’s more information about the impact the pandemic has had on the business. Dividend cutThe bank was also forced to suspend its dividend to investors earlier this year. This only piled more pressure on the HSBC share price. The lender had been one of the most sought-after income stocks in the FTSE 100. While management has promised to restore the payout when the group is allowed, investors might be disappointed by the level of the distribution. Even before the crisis, HSBC was paying out more than it could afford. Dividend cover had slipped below one in 2019. This implies the company was returning more cash to investors than it was actually earning from operations. Still, despite the headwinds facing the business, over the long run, the company’s size and position in the global finance industry may help it make a healthy recovery. Therefore, investors with a long-term time horizon may benefit from buying the HSBC share price today, even though its near-term future is uncertain.  Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended HSBC Holdings. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. At 380p, is the HSBC share price a bargain not to be missed? Image source: Getty Images. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Rupert Hargreaves | Tuesday, 21st July, 2020 | More on: HSBA See all posts by Rupert Hargreaveslast_img read more

France v Ireland a farce

first_imgChaos reigned at a press conference at which media were not allowed to ask questions, and FFR President Pierre Camou pointed the blame at Pearson for the shambles of the evening. He said: “I am very sad and worried about what has happened tonight. I am sad for fans, and I don’t understand why the referee has not shown up (to the press conference). Two hours ago everything was fine. I am not sure that the argument of safety is suddenly a good one at 8pm. The FFR always takes responsibility for its pitches but we are not responsible for this decision. Today a game has taken place in the snow (Italy v England, Rome) and the referee was French.”Dave PearsonHowever, the IRB was quick to defend Pearson in a statement issued on Sunday that said: “Player welfare and safety is the primary concern for the IRB and its Match Officials and having witnessed and assessed the rapid deterioration of the playing surface between the final pitch inspection and the scheduled kick-off time, and following consultation with the match official team, both coaches and Championship organisers, Dave Pearson deemed the pitch unplayable on player welfare grounds.” Fans were informed that their match tickets would still be valid when the fixture is eventually played, but with many travelling from Ireland and all over France, how many will be able to repeat the trip to take their seats? Furthermore, it is as yet unclear whether or not fans will be offered a refund if they are unable to attend the fixture.The match is likely to be played on the 2 or 3 of March, which would mean both teams will play fixtures on four consecutive weekends, an option that France coach Philippe Saint-André is unhappy about. However, Ireland have stated that they would prefer to go ahead with that date than return to Paris this weekend.  The Six Nations committee will make the final decision on the date, and unions will be informed and an announcement made on Monday. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS By Bea Asprey, Rugby World Writer VINCENT CLERC had issued a warning days before France were due to host Ireland at the Stade de France that the freezing temperatures in Paris could render the pitch unsafe to play on. So why was a contingency plan not immediately put into place, and why was it left until kick-off time on the Saturday night to tell thousands of travelling fans that the game was to be called off?French winger Clerc had expressed concern that areas of the pitch, around the touchlines, were frozen during their 2.30 fixture against Italy the week before, and with temperatures forecast to be well below freezing by 9pm on Saturday, it beggars belief why action was not taken to ensure that the fixture could go ahead. Instead, 80,000 fans flocked into the ground and had taken their seats before it was announced, just minutes before kick-off, that they were to be ejected into the chilly night 80 minutes earlier than they had bargained for.Groundsmen try to warm up the pitch before kick-offIt was suggested that the kick-off time was moved to much earlier in the day, around 3pm French time, an option TV stations would reportedly have agreed with despite contrary assumptions. But the Six Nations itself refused to change the time of the game. The pitch had been covered all week and passed an inspection at 7.15pm, but with parts already frozen less than two hours later and the temperature still falling, referee Dave Pearson was left with no choice but to call off the fixture in the interests of the players’ safety. The announcement was met by a chorus of boos from the crowd, who were understandably livid at being turned away without seeing a match. NOT FOR FEATURED last_img read more

Church of England’s free worship phone line gets 6,000 calls…

first_img Rector Knoxville, TN This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Rector Columbus, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Posted Apr 29, 2020 Church of England’s free worship phone line gets 6,000 calls in first 2 days Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Rector Smithfield, NC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Belleville, IL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Featured Events Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Albany, NY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Press Release Service TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Featured Jobs & Calls Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Collierville, TN Curate Diocese of Nebraska Anglican Communion, Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Martinsville, VA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Tampa, FL An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Church of England, Submit an Event Listing Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Submit a Press Release Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Shreveport, LA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID [Church of England] A free phone line offering hymns, prayers, and reflections 24 hours a day while church buildings are closed because of the new coronavirus has received more than 6,000 calls in the first 48 hours.Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby launched Daily Hope on April 26 as a simple new way to bring worship and prayer into people’s homes, during the lockdown period.The line – which is available 24 hours a day on 0800 804 8044 in the United Kingdom – has been set up particularly with those unable to join online church services in mind.Read the entire article here. In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit a Job Listing Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest COVID-19 Tags Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group last_img read more

Palasvada Residence / Tushar Parikh and Associates

first_imgCopyHouses•Palaswada, India Ambekar Associates, Deepak Ambekar Houses Photographs Architects: Tushar Parikh and Associates Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Cross Clicks+ 33Curated by Hana Abdel Share Photographs:  Cross Clicks Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Palasvada Residence / Tushar Parikh and Associates Architect In Charge:Tushar ParikhSite Engineering:Shailesh Mistry, ‘The backbone of the project’Landscape:Kishor Ajmeri, Shri Rang Horticultural ServicesPlumbing:Budhabhai RajputCity:PalaswadaCountry:IndiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Cross ClicksRecommended ProductsWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesText description provided by the architects. The project started with client aspiring of a small weekend abode to spent time with his family and friend. He was quick to book a piece of land just outside city limits at an easy excess from his penthouse which we had just completed. The brief was clearly in line with connecting to nature, vegetation and use of earthy elements. The client was more than happy and supportive in use of local craftsman and material. Save this picture!© Cross ClicksSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!North elevationSave this picture!© Cross ClicksThe site is sharing the compound wall with a regional railway line connecting Vadodara and Dabhoi and now getting extended up to the Statue of Unity. The project is located in a hot and dry climate of Gujarat. Fundamentals of design like shading glass and vertical surfaces from direct sun rays, letting wind flow across the premises, use of natural and local material, getting the services right and incorporating local art and craft was a natural way forward.Save this picture!© Cross ClicksWith defined seasons and weather conditions in Indian subcontinent at large, the indoor-outdoor connect or the use of courtyard and/or veranda as the integral living space is all that a designer needs to weave in. Use of traditional load bearing structure detail was adopted with a new idea of using the load bearing wall in one direction (say x direction) and where connected in y direction using ground beams saving material, cost and time.Save this picture!© Cross ClicksThe project has a multi layered roof with no concrete for better insulation. It works amazingly in all seasons also saving cost, resources and unwanted load on the structure. Vegetation plays and important roll to the sense of sound, touch, taste and smell to a profession which is largely considered as a visual field. With a sustainable design approach we take clients aspirations to memories of lift time.Save this picture!© Cross ClicksProject gallerySee allShow lessTerra Australis: Australia’s New Cultural Projects Down UnderArticlesNextOffice Designs Mashhad C.E.O Headquarters in IranArchitecture News Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Year:  2016 India “COPY” ArchDaily Area:  950 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Structural Consultant: Manufacturers: Jaquar, ROCKWOOL, Tata Steel, Assam Cane Furniture, Baroda Home Appliance, Fabindia, Harmony Arts, Havells Fan, MAA Bricks, Real Timber, Screen Art, Shri Rang Horticultural Services, Swastik Marbles Palasvada Residence / Tushar Parikh and AssociatesSave this projectSavePalasvada Residence / Tushar Parikh and Associates CopyAbout this officeTushar Parikh and AssociatesOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookPalaswadaIndiaPublished on March 03, 2020Cite: “Palasvada Residence / Tushar Parikh and Associates” 03 Mar 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ NaturalPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®WindowsVitrocsaSliding Window – Mosquito NetSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 4″Sports ApplicationsPunto DesignPunto Fit in Ekaterinburg Public SpaceWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsKnobsKarcher DesignDoor Knob K390 (50)TablesVitsœ621 Side TableMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?印度住宅Palasvada,多层式木质框架 / Tushar Parikh and Associates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

In Puerto Rico ‘The People United Will Win!’

first_imgEd Ortiz, July 27, New York City.The slightly edited message below was presented by Ed Ortiz, on behalf of Call to Action on Puerto Rico, at the July 26 Moncada Day commemorative program held in New York City on July 27.   Call to Action on Puerto Rico is here tonight to join all of you in this important celebration of the 66th anniversary of the assault on Moncada, the spark that gave impetus to the Cuban Revolution, a revolution that inspired and supported freedom fighters around the world.  The Call to Action Collective was formed in July 2015. It is an integral part of a rebellious, militant and determined diaspora that understands that the precarious political, social and economic conditions that confront Puerto Rico are a direct result of its colonial relationship of subordination to the United States.This past June, CTA held its fourth Annual Day of Solidarity with the Independence of Puerto Rico. Each year, during the time of the United Nations Decolonization Hearings on the colonial case of Puerto Rico, we carry out and support a series of activities in support of independence and decolonization. They have been the largest gatherings in NYC of Puerto Rican Independence activists from the diaspora and Puerto Rico. We also contribute to the Independence contingent at the Puerto Rican Day Parade.Now, massive protests The people of Puerto Rico have drastically changed their political dynamic. Everything is in flux right now. The massive protests of hundreds of thousands demanding the resignation of Governor [Ricardo] Rosello, have made it clear that folks are ready for some fundamental changes. Right now, the Governor is slated to resign on August 2, and the interim Governor, Wanda Vasquez, the current Secretary of Justice, is under investigation due to accusations that she ignored evidence of corruption in the provision of hurricane relief. The folks are already preparing signs saying “WANDA RESIGN.” And when Wanda is gone, it will be the next one. Today’s [July 27] N.Y. Post headline put it correctly:  “Puerto Ricans are not remotely done getting rid of corrupt politicians.”Prior to the hurricanes, people were already suffering from oppression and the contraction of the economy, an illegal debt that finally brought us to a U.S. Bankruptcy Court and the imposition of a Financial Control Board — La Junta. La Junta is moving forward with closure of over 300 more public schools, plans to reduce the minimum wage to $4.25 per hour for people under 21, 10 percent reduction in pensions, and other draconian measures.La Junta, led by some of the very people who colluded with corrupt insular and U.S. officials to create the illegal debt, have made it clear that its job is to sell off Puerto Rican resources to satisfy Wall Street debt bondholders who were already making money off the debt. People were already changing things by staying away from colonial elections and status plebiscites.Hurricane Maria forced people to openly acknowledge that insular colonial administrations over time had been incapable and unwilling to deal with the island’s needs, while demonstrating that they have been at the service of U.S. corporate interests. They would not stand up to the racist Trump. The imperial power refuses to respond to the real needs of the Puerto Rican people and controls its colony with impunity.Frankly speaking, the people have long known that the insular governments have always been corrupt. The scandal, generated by the leaked emails and chats and their casual depiction of that corruption, was just too much too bear. The chats exposed the willful corruption, homophobia, misogyny and disrespect for the people.Within two days, the demonstrations began and would not stop. They would only increase in size and intensity every day. Not party people. Everybody. Sectors who have not been seen in the streets before, but led by the young people; very peaceful, except for the violence perpetrated by the police. People did not take the bait.All of this will eventually lead to the general agreement that we need to take our fate into our own hands; statehood is a fallacy.The general strike on Monday [July 22] was successful, and organizers showed the populace that it could be done.We are still waiting to see if the governor actually leaves. He needs a pardon, and the statehood party needs to decide what faction will prevail. The Commonwealth Party is simply irrelevant.We expect a lot more government dysfunction. La Junta is saying it intends to take a more direct and controlling posture. We hope that the momentum of the people’s protests and demonstrations will continue. The People United Will Win! Long live a free Puerto Rico!  ¡Que viva Puerto Rico Libre!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Journalist murdered in Pagadian : Reporters Without Borders condemns impunity of journalists’ killer on Mindanao Island

first_imgNews February 16, 2021 Find out more Philippines: RSF and the #HoldTheLine Coalition welcome reprieve for Maria Ressa, demand all other charges and cases be dropped PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information June 19, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist murdered in Pagadian : Reporters Without Borders condemns impunity of journalists’ killer on Mindanao Island Follow the news on Philippines May 3, 2021 Find out more Organisation News 19.06.2002Edgar Damalerio’s family affirmed on 18 June 2002 that the local police was obstructing the investigation into the death of the Radio DXKP reporter. The main suspect, police officer Guillermo Wapile, was finally released after interrogation. He had however been formally identified by two witnesses as the journalist’s murderer. One of the witnesses, Edgar Amoro, is reported moreover to have received death threats. The journalist’s wife now lives in hiding for fear of reprisals and the family’s only hope is that an investigation be ordered at national level.______________________________________________________________29.05.2002Pagadian’s City Police Superintendent Asuri Hawani, who it is thought may be involved in the murder of journalist Edgar Damalerio, has been suspended from duty by Philippine police chief, General Leandro Mendoza. The journalist had repeatedly criticised Hawani for failing to put a stop to drug dealing and rising crime rates in the city of Pagadian on Mindanao island. Asuri Hawani has denied having ordered the assassination. The National Bureau of Investigations has expressed its concern at the delay in issuing a warrant for the arrest of the principal suspect, Guillermo Wapile, a police officer, who has been formally identified by two witnesses. The delay is due to the fact that a request to quash the decision in 1999 to release Wapile on bail, after he was arrested for aiding and abetting a theft, has been filed with the city prosecutor.______________________________________________________________21.05.2002One of the suspects arrested by the National Bureau of Investigations (NBI) on 17 May is a police officer, Guillermo Wapili. He was apparently identified by a witness who was standing just a few metres away from the scene of the crime. Pagadian police continue however to claim that the known offender Ronie Quilme, who was arrested the same day, has been identified as the killer by another witness, who was some 100 metres away from the journalist’s car. Despite the caution with which this evidence should clearly be treated, and in spite of the opinion of the City Prosecutor, the police in Pagadian have initiated murder proceedings against Ronie Quilme. Sources close to the investigation claim that local police are trying to cover up for Guillermo Wapili, a police officer under Pagadian’s City Police Superintendent, Asuri Hawami, frequently criticised by the journalist Edgar Damalerio._________________________________________________________________17.05.2002Police investigating the murder of journalist Edgar Damalerio have arrested four suspects. The four, whose ages range from 21 to 45, were found to be in possession of knives and revolvers when they were arrested in a village near Pagadian. The journalist’s two colleagues who were present when he was assassinated are expected to give eye-witness evidence. Pagadian’s chief of police, Asuri Hawani, stated on 16 May that Ronie Quilme, a local gangster, had been formally identified by a witness as the killer of the journalist. A charge of murder has apparently been filed against him with the city prosecutor. The National Bureau of Investigations (NBI) has however expressed doubt about this information, emphasising that it would be difficult for a witness to identify someone at a distance of more than 100 metres.______________________________14.05.2002″For several years now, Reporters Without Borders has condemned the fact that those who have killed journalists in the provinces of Mindanao Island remain unpunished. The government must react now, by mobilising the police and judiciary to investigate these murders as a matter of urgency”, writes Robert Ménard, Secretary-General of Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières – RSF), in a letter to Interior Minister José Lina.This expression of grave concern by RSF follows the murder of journalist Edgar Damalerio, who worked for the public radio DXKP and was editor of the local Zamboanga Scribe in Pagadian, in the west of Mindanao Island. The organisation that defends press freedom called on the Minister to “intervene so as to ensure that the security services identify those who carried out and those who ordered this murder.” RSF has asked to be kept informed of the investigation’s progress.According to RSF’s information, Edgar Damalerio, a journalist with the public radio DXKP and editor of the local Zamboanga Scribe, was killed on 13 May 2002, as he was driving home from work in a jeep with two colleagues. A police officer is quoted by the Associated Press agency as having stated that the journalist was shot at point-blank range by two unidentified individuals riding a motorcycle. The attackers managed to escape.According to some of his colleagues, Edgar Damalerio, who was known for his integrity, had written numerous articles about corruption in political and police circles in this region of the Philippines where the security forces are fighting armed separatist groups. According to the police, the killers could be those who recently murdered two officials from Pagadian.Edgar Damalerio is the second journalist to be killed in the southern Philippines since 1 January 2002. In April, journalist and human rights activist Benjaline “Beng” Hernandez was killed by soldiers in Cotabato province. In addition, at least two journalists were killed on Mindanao Island in 2001, making this one of the world’s most dangerous regions for journalists. to go further Receive email alerts RSF_en June 1, 2021 Find out more News Mass international solidarity campaign launched in support of Maria Ressa News Edgar Damalerio, who worked for the public radio DXKP in Pagadian, was shot by two unidentified individuals. It is the fourth journalist to be killed in the southern Philippine since 1 January 2002. Reporters Without Borders denounced impunity of journalists’ killer on this region. 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RSF to launch UK All Party Parliamentary Group on Press Freedom

first_img April 18, 2019 Find out more United KingdomEurope – Central Asia Activities in the fieldEvents Freedom of expression New UK Counter-Terrorism legislation contains some journalistic protections, but threatens press freedom RSF Index 2019: UK rises in ranking, but press freedom climate remains worrying United KingdomEurope – Central Asia Activities in the fieldEvents Freedom of expression The announcement comes just two weeks after the launch of RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index, which saw the UK increase in ranking from 40th to 33rd out of 180 countries. While the UK’s improved ranking was a welcome move and there were indeed some positive developments over the year, RSF called for concrete action to address a number of worrying trends that continued, particularly in the areas of national security, surveillance, and data protection, which impact the UK’s press freedom climate.“We are excited to be launching this APPG at a time when global press freedom is under greater attack than ever before. The UK plays an important standard-setting role when it comes to press freedom and broader human rights, and we believe increased attention to these crucial issues by UK parliamentarians will set a positive international example, as well as help address some of the worrying trends that continue at home”,said RSF UK Bureau Director Rebecca Vincent.The APPG will be chaired by John Whittingdale OBE, the Conservative MP for the Maldon constituency and a former Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport. Whittingdale is also the chair of the British Group of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, and has a long track record of supporting press freedom at the domestic and international levels.“Media freedom and the protection of journalists are fundamental requirements for a free and democratic society. Yet they are under greater threat today than for many years. Reporters Without Borders and other NGOs are doing vital work to highlight the number of deaths, kidnappings and imprisonment of journalists that are taking place in countries across the world. I very much welcome the priority that the British Government has given to addressing this issue at an international conference planned for later this year. I hope that the APPG will ensure that its importance is also high on Parliament’s agenda and I am delighted at the support that has already been shown by MPs from all parties”, said John Whittingdale.The formal launch of the APPG, to be marked by a dinner at the House of Commons, will take place on the eve of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s international media freedom conference, which will be held in London from 10 to 11 July as part of the FCO’s media freedom campaign. It will also precede the Inter-Parliamentary Union’s media freedom conference, to be held in London in September.RSF will work closely with a wide range of freedom of expression and media organisations to coordinate the work of the APPG. Press contact: Rebecca Vincent at [email protected] or +44 (0)20 7324 8903. News UK NGOs concerned over press freedom implications of Crime (Overseas Production Orders) Bill Organisation February 5, 2019 Find out more to go further News On World Press Freedom Day, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has announced that it will launch an All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Press Freedom in the UK. Former Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport John Whittingdale MP will chair the APPG, and will work closely with RSF to involve parliamentarians from all parties. The APPG will focus on promoting and defending press freedom both in the UK and globally. May 3, 2019 RSF to launch UK All Party Parliamentary Group on Press Freedom Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information RSF_en January 30, 2019 Find out more News Follow the news on United Kingdom Newslast_img read more

Women for Election highlight low number of women TDs over 97 years

first_img Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Wicklow has elected the most female candidates in Ireland to date.Women For Election has compiled a table, which highlights the low level of women in the Dail.Three counties, Cavan, Laois and Louth have never elected a woman, Donegal has elected two ; Mary Coughlan and Cecilia Keavney.Speaking to Greg Hughes on today’s Shaun Doherty Show, Women for Election Spokesperson Suzanne Collins said it’s worrying that so far, very few women have declared to contest the next general election in Donegal……………………..Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry center_img Twitter Previous articleMcIlroy loses world number one spot to Jason DayNext articleDonegal County Council considers stance on LPT at budget workshop admin Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire WhatsApp Twitter By admin – September 21, 2015 Homepage BannerNews Women for Election highlight low number of women TDs over 97 years Google+ Google+last_img read more