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  • Olsson to lead unified Play’n GO customer-facing division

    first_img26th July 2018 | By contenteditor Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Play’n GO chief executive Johan Törnqvist is not looking at making “wholesale changes” at the gaming content provider despite the unification of the sales and account management teams under sales director Magnus Olsson.Törnqvist told iGamingBusiness.com that in seeking to streamline the organisation, bringing the customer-facing divisions under the same umbrella will improve efficiencies.However, when asked whether further promotions or departures were in the pipeline following confirmation of Olsson’s expanded role earlier this week, Törnqvist said: “We’re not rushing into anything here and we aren’t looking to make wholesale changes.“What we’re doing as a company is working well we are just tweaking it so, for now, there are no major changes expected.”The restructure was described by the company as “the first step in a strategy to focus on getting the most out of the customer-facing departments, and to create a globally streamlined sales organisation within the business”.According to Törnqvist, a focus on improving the customer experience is at the heart of the strategic move.“We’re aiming to streamline the organisation and bring sales and account management, our customer-facing departments, closer together for a better client experience,” he said. “This move will bring the knowledge and experience of both sectors together to create a more consistent approach to the way we work.”Olsson (pictured) has considerable experience outside the gaming industry at multinational enterprises such as Hewlett Packard and Juniper Networks.Törnqvist added to iGamingBusiness.com that having such expertise from outside the sector will bring fresh benefits in the future.“Magnus’ experience will undoubtedly be of great benefit to the company,” Törnqvist said. “We can test out and import working business models from other industries, and then use them to enrich our current strategies moving forward.“Magnus comes to us having gained a great deal of experience throughout his career and, in his short time with us, has already shown the qualities that we were looking for in order to move forward in this endeavour.”Olsson added: “Play’n GO is a rapidly growing company and I look forward to driving continued growth and success here.”Earlier this month, iGaming Business went behind the scenes at Play’n GO to find out more about the supplier’s commercial and creative ambitions after the company announced an innovative collaboration with doom metal band Candlemass. Email Address People Topics: Peoplecenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Olsson to lead unified Play’n GO customer-facing division Customer-facing divisions unified, but CEO doesn’t envisage ‘wholesale changes’ Tags: Mobile Online Gamblinglast_img read more

  • Puerto Rico begins consultation on sports betting regulation

    first_img14th August 2020 | By contenteditor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Sports betting Video gaming DFS Horse racing Puerto Rico has taken a step towards launching legal sports betting over a year after legalizing the vertical, beginning a 30-day consultation on sports betting regulations developed in partnership with Gaming Laboratories International (GLI). Regions: LATAM Tags: Fantasy Sports Mobile Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops Race Track and Racino Video Gaming Email Address Puerto Rico begins consultation on sports betting regulation Puerto Rico has taken a step towards launching legal sports betting over a year after legalizing the vertical, beginning a 30-day consultation on sports betting regulations developed in partnership with Gaming Laboratories International (GLI).The unincorporated US territory’s then-governor Rico Rosselló Nevares ratified legislation in July last year, shortly before he resigned amid a scandal over comments he made on messaging application Telegram to members of his staff.This year has already seen significant changes to the potential regulatory framework for gambling. Jaime Alex Irizarry, gambling director of Puerto Rico’s Tourism Board, resigned in April, before new governor Wanda Vázquez Garced appointed José Balasquide-Córdova and Cristóbal Méndez to oversee the formation of a new, dedicated gambling authority.GLI was then hired to consult on the development of the sports betting regulations in May.The regulations developed with input from GLI include the 7% gross gaming revenue tax on land-based betting, and 12% rate for online wagering. Fantasy contest operators, meanwhile, will be subject to a tax equal to 12% of contest entry fees.In terms of where betting can be offered, betting and fantasy contests may be carried out in casinos, hotels without casinos, inns, racetracks, horse betting agencies, shops, and any other venue the Puerto Rico Gaming Commission sees as viable and secure. Online and mobile betting does not appear to have a land-based tethering requirement.As well as offering betting and fantasy contests on any professional or college sport, players will also be permitted to wager on esports, covering real-time strategy, fighting, first person shooter or electronic sports games.Read the full story on iGB North America. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Casino & gameslast_img read more

  • Every 3rd fan watching sports on phone, tablet

    first_img Cricket F1 French GP 2021: Max Verstappen pips Lewis Hamilton to win French GP, Perez finishes 3rd YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredUndoFinanceChatterViewers Had To Look Away When This Happened On Live TVFinanceChatter|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Cricket Every 3rd fan watching sports on phone, tablet by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeGrammarlyImprove Your Spelling With This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarlyUndoCBS NewsThese Are America’s Deadliest HighwaysCBS NewsUndoGeorgetown UniversityLearn from Anywhere This Summer with Georgetown’s Online Summer CoursesGeorgetown UniversityUndoInterestingly, 80% of respondents said they’ve juggled multiple screens while streaming sports. The trend shows that fans have indulged in messaging to other fans, searching for player stats or live scores on their mobile devices or computers, while simultaneously watching the game on television, SportTechie has reported with reference to the Google blog.“Sports fans want to watch on their own terms,” Google said in a blog post. “These days, people expect to be able to watch anything, anytime, on any screen – and sports are no exception. Sometimes getting the full experience means using multiple screens simultaneously.”The addition of multiple screens means that the consumption of highlight videos and other sport-related content, such as interviews with athletes and funny videos, is also on the rise.The number of people on YouTube searching for “highlight” videos has climbed 90% over the same time last year, according to Google search data. The amount of time people spent watching sports “interview” videos has risen 60%, while watch-time for “funny” sports videos on YouTube has risen 50% year-over-year.“Sports fandom goes way beyond watching the game itself,” Google said.Interestingly, searches for “how to” sports videos, such as how to spike a volleyball, throw a curveball or ice skate, have also been increasing.A PwC survey in October last year had revealed that 81% of sports fans had subscribed to Pay TV in 2017. But a majority of them were willing to slash down their cable or dump the cable absolutely as have better means to view sports video content. Cricket WTC Final LIVE: Devon Conway continues red-hot form, slams fifty to provide New Zealand dream start Cricket WTC Final LIVE: Jamieson says, ‘nice and pleasing to get Virat Kohli’s wicket’; Gill feels India could have got more wickets RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Football One out of three sports fans is consuming sports content on their mobile or tablet screens. The change in the habit of sports’ video content consumers has come to the fore in the new search and YouTube data from Google.Google’s Sports Viewing Survey shows that 30% sports viewers have streamed sports content on their smartphones or tablets. The survey in December has polled 1,520 sports fans between 18 and 54 age group. Previous articleBCCI 2018 net revenue projections – IPL 95%, rest 5%: ReportNext articleBillion $ Manchester City creates history for player transfer spent Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Cricket Football PSL 2021 Playoffs: Schedule, Timing, LIVE streaming, list of champions; all you need to know TAGSGOOGLESports on PhoneSports StreamingYouTube SHARE Cricket Euro 2020- Switzerland beat Turkey 3-1: Shaqiri’s brace keep Switzerland hopes alive; Turkey face exit from Euros Latest Sports NewsSports BusinessNewsSport Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch video Formula 1 Facebook Twitter Euro 2020 LIVE broadcast in more than 200 countries, check how you can watch Live Streaming of EURO 2020 in your country Latest Sports News By Kunal Dhyani – February 13, 2018 WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: Rain stops play; South Africa in huge trouble, SA 66/6 (24.3 ov)- Follow Live Updates BCCI to form committee to take call on compensating domestic cricketerslast_img read more

  • First Aluminium Nigeria (FIRSTA.ng) Q12013 Interim Report

    first_imgFirst Aluminium Nigeria (FIRSTA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about First Aluminium Nigeria (FIRSTA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the First Aluminium Nigeria (FIRSTA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: First Aluminium Nigeria (FIRSTA.ng)  2013 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileFirst Aluminium Nigeria Plc manufactures and sells a range of aluminium products in Nigeria including aluminium coils and sheets and laminate, aluminum and seamless tubes. The company sells on its finished products to the secondary aluminum and packaging industries. The Manufacturing division produces collapsible aluminium tubes, plastic laminate and seamless tubes for the toothpaste, cosmetic, pharmaceutical and engineering sectors. First Aluminum Nigeria Plc also manufactures a range of continuous sheet painting products sold under the Colortek brand name; and supplies roofing sheets and executes roofing projects. It purchases and sells its aluminium products, building components and accessory items through its subsidiary company, Aluminium City Limited. Founded in 1960 and formerly known as First Aluminium Company (Nigeria) Limited, the company changed its name to First Aluminium Nigeria Plc in 1992. The company is a subsidiary of Alucon Holdings SA. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. First Aluminium Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

  • Convención General Sermón predicado por Presidente Bonnie Anderson

    first_img The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis House of Deputies President Bonnie Anderson preached the sermon July 6 at the General Convention’s daily Eucharist. ENS photo/Araceli Ma Cardenas[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] El siguiente sermón fue presentado hoy en la 77a Convención General de la Iglesia Episcopal, que se reúne en Indianápolis, Indiana, hasta el 12 de julio.Bonnie Anderson, PresidenteCámara de DiputadosSermón6 de Julio de 2012Convención General – Eucaristía comunitariaEn el nombre del Creador, del Santificador y del Redentor. Amén.Valor.En la colecta que rezamos hace unos minutos recordamos que Dios le dio a Juan Hus el valor para confesar la verdad de Dios y para recordarle a la Iglesia la imagen de Cristo.Hoy somos testigos de un valor increíble. Nuestro antepasado, Juan Hus, que cuestionó públicamente la infalibilidad papal y que también pidió la remoción de un papa hereje. Juan Hus, sacerdote y reformador bohemio, que influyó en el movimiento reformado y que estuvo dispuesto a dar su vida antes que retractarse de su lealtad a la Escritura. Valeroso Juan Hus, quemado en la hoguera mientras cantaba en alta voz “Kirie Eleison”.Valor.C.S. Lewis nos recuerda que el “valor no es simplemente una de las virtudes, sino la forma de todas las virtudes en el momento de la prueba”.El valor anima todas nuestras virtudes: sinceridad, confianza, humildad, compasión, integridad, denuedo. Sin valor, todas estas virtudes quedan latentes. No hay receta para enseñar valor. El curso de Valor 101 no se enseña en la escuela.No obstante, enséñese o no en la escuela, toda nuestra vida es un aprendizaje de valor. Lo aprendemos de nuestros padres, de nuestros amigos, de las personas que nos sirven de arquetipos, como son las de nuestras comunidades cristianas, de figuras públicas que asumen posturas valientes sobre importantes asuntos de derechos humanos. Aprendemos de la sabiduría de teólogos místicos cristianos de los primeros siglos, tales como Evagrio Póntico, para quien nuestra trayectoria espiritual incluye una conversión esencial que nos lleva del temor al valor permanente.Nunca conoceremos a algunas de las personas que nos dan lecciones de valor. Particularmente en esta era tecnológica tenemos la oportunidad sin precedentes de ser testigos del valor en el mundo entero. Incluso hoy, en esta celebración eucarística, la lengua de los montañeses del Sudeste Asiático, destinados al genocidio en el Laos controlado por los comunistas en 1975, fluye a través de nuestros oídos al cantar la melodía de una composición valiente. El pueblo hmong en Vietnam sigue siendo marginado y vive en la pobreza. Todos los días es llamado a mostrarse valeroso. Ello es intrínseco a su espíritu y a su vida diaria.El valor individual surge en nosotros a partir de recuerdos creados por acontecimientos de la vida —acontecimientos que presenciamos en los que alguien que conocemos, amamos o admiramos se muestra valeroso. O en un momento cuando nosotros mismos salimos en defensa de algo que realmente nos importa.Puedo recordar vívidamente la primera vez que salí en defensa de algo. Apuesto que ustedes también pueden. Ese recuerdo se convierte en el relato de un momento definitorio que se incorpora a nuestra identidad y se torna la piedra fundamental de nuestra moralidad o de nuestro valor moral. Si reflexionamos sobre nuestra vida, cada uno de nosotros probablemente pueda contar hoy acerca de sucesos y de personas que ayudaron a conformar nuestro valor moral. El valor moral nos define en nuestro ser más íntimo y nos impulsa a actuar a pesar del temor.Los actos de valor son contagiosos. Nos infundimos valor mutuamente. Al igual que la verdad, reconocemos el valor cuando lo vemos y es difícil ser testigo de un acto valeroso y que no nos inspire valor. El valor es una especie de “reacción en cadena” con su propia dinámica. Partiendo del valor individual, que se inspira en momentos definitorios de nuestra vida, una persona actúa y otros se sienten animados a hacer lo mismo.Cuando no “ejercitamos” nuestro valor —como sucede con un músculo se atrofia por falta de ejercicio— éste se debilita y lentamente se desvanece. Sin usarlo regularmente, resulta más difícil sacar a relucir nuestro valor, está menos a nuestra disposición. Finalmente, si no somos habitualmente valerosos, nuestro valor se seca y se convierte tan sólo en un recuerdo de lo que solía ser.Pero no nos equivoquemos. El ejercitar regularmente nuestro valor, el ser un cristiano valeroso, incluso un episcopal valeroso, tiene un alto precio. Pero aquí tenemos una pequeña ventaja. Contamos con un ADN espiritual y religioso. Nuestro bautismo, que no es un mero ritual para ser miembro de la Iglesia, nos coloca a cada uno de nosotros en un linaje ancestral de personas impetuosas y valerosas; por ejemplo, Juan el Bautista y Jesús. El alto costo del curso es que nuestro bautismo, en las palabras de mi amiga Jeannie Wylie Kellerman, exige “obediencia a la aviesa ética de nuestro Señor basada en la vulnerabilidad y en la ganancia a través de la pérdida”.Luego, pueden ver ustedes, ciertamente, que para seguir a Jesús, para ser sus discípulos, tenemos que ejercitar nuestro valor. Tenemos que aprender valor y enseñar valor a través de nuestras propias acciones valerosas nacidas de un amor y de una fe profundos. Debemos estar en una comunidad cristiana que siempre esté centrada en Jesús. Una comunidad cristiana que sea devota, auténtica y fiel. Cantando en alta voz hasta el día que muramos: “Kyrie Eleison”.Amén. Rector Belleville, IL Rector Albany, NY General Convention 2012, Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 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 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit a Press Release Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Knoxville, TN Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Washington, DC Featured Jobs & Calls Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Featured Events Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET General Convention, An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET President of the House of Deputies Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Director of Music Morristown, NJ Curate Diocese of Nebraska An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Posted Jul 6, 2012 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 center_img Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Collierville, TN Tags Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest 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 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit a Job Listing Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Hopkinsville, KY Press Release Service Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Bath, NC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Tampa, FL Rector Martinsville, VA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit an Event Listing 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 Smithfield, NC Convención General Sermón predicado por Presidente Bonnie Anderson Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GAlast_img read more

  • Soybeans Better than Corn Crop South of Indy

    first_img How Indiana Crops are Faring Versus Other States Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Oct 2, 2016 Previous articleSpeak Up Now to Save AtrazineNext articleMorning Outlook Andy Eubank RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Battle Resistance With the Soy Checkoff ‘Take Action’ Program Facebook Twitter SHARE mullen-late-september-crop-checkJohnson County, Indiana corn has some issues going into the harvest season, but the soybean crop is very promising, a scenario common around the state. Just southwest of Franklin late last week some late planted beans weren’t quite ready for harvest, but Bill Mullen, at Seed Consultants said it should be a good yielding crop.“We caught some rains when we really needed it for pod filling time,” he said. “As you can see on this plant here the nodes are close together, and our clusters, 3, 4, 5 and 6 to the node. There’s some of these plants that are holding 4-bean pods, so the likelihood this year is what the stress has hurt for the corn probably hasn’t hurt the beans quite as bad, and I really anticipate our bean yields are going to be as good as last year, and some places a little bit better than that.”Mullen did spot a bean where the pod itself had opened. He said that’s a field that should be targeted for harvest priority.“These beans that really had some issues, lack of moisture for a period of time, the health of the pods started to deteriorate and it started hitting the ground. Go into your fields and look, not so much on the outside, go in the inside of the field a little bit and see if you see any of the beans laying on the ground.”But for corn in that part of Indiana it has been a year with a litany of issues.“Moisture stress, lack of moisture and the high heat after pollination, and we’re seeing dropped ears,” Mullen said. “In many fields we’re seeing European corn borer that went into the stalk and up through the ear shank. There are some places where the ear shank really didn’t develop as good because of the stress.”He said those should also be harvest priority fields since heavy winds can knock the ears to the ground. See more of what Mullen found in the new HAT video. Feeder Cattle GFQ21 (AUG 21) 151.18 2.78 Home Indiana Agriculture News Soybeans Better than Corn Crop South of Indy Minor Changes in June WASDE Report Soybeans Better than Corn Crop South of Indy All quotes are delayed snapshots Name Sym Last Change Soybean ZSN21 (JUL 21) 1508.50 -35.50 Wheat ZWN21 (JUL 21) 680.75 -3.00 Corn ZCN21 (JUL 21) 684.50 -14.50 Lean Hogs HEM21 (JUN 21) 122.68 0.22 SHARE STAY CONNECTED5,545FansLike3,961FollowersFollow187SubscribersSubscribe Live Cattle LEM21 (JUN 21) 118.70 1.13 last_img read more

  • Cattlemen Learning to Sell Direct

    first_img Cattlemen Learning to Sell Direct SHARE By Gary Truitt – Sep 3, 2020 Home Indiana Agriculture News Cattlemen Learning to Sell Direct Facebook Twitter SHARE A holiday weekend means cookouts, especially with many restaurant venues closed. More and more, those steaks on the grill are coming from the farm down the road. Livestock producers are finding ways to take advantage of this new market opportunity.One of the unintended consequences of the pandemic has been a loss in confidence by consumers in their local food retail outlet. Panic buying at the pandemic outbreak and disruption in the meat processing industry resulted in empty meat cases in March and April. As a result, more and more consumers are seeking local sources of their favorite cuts of meat.Chance Marshall, University of Wyoming Extension, says livestock producers are looking into direct sales to the public.“It is a way for producers to diversify and take advantage of some better profits and navigate some turbulence in traditional livestock markets,” he stated.Indiana Farm Bureau, in its recent policy meeting, voted to make funds and programs available to increase the number of small processors and other tools to help farmers develop direct to consumer sales efforts. Some state officials have indicated more state meat inspectors will be needed in the future as this industry grows in response to increased consumer demand for more locally produced and processed meat.Marshall says there are plenty of market opportunities for producers who want to get into this business.“There is a lot of consumer interest in this area right now. Some people just want to know where their food comes from, some want better quality, and some want special traits in their meat.”He added that there are lots of different ways to position your meat product for different preferences.However, Marshall urges producers to do their homework and put a plan in place.“Producers need to do their research and have a plan. They need to find a place to get your product cut up and packaged, and there is a real shortage of that right now.”He said this is an area into which producers do not often put as much work.That plan must also include a marketing plan for your product.“You need to have a plan on how you are going to sell your product and how you will get your information out there to the consumers,” said Marshall.There are a number of resources available.For producers: BOAH, Indiana Beef Cattle AssociationFor consumers: Indiana Grown for sources of local meat products. Previous articleSafety Tips for the Grill This Holiday WeekendNext articleCattlemen Learning to Sell Direct on the HAT Friday Podcast Gary Truitt Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

  • Hong Kong Department of Justice must drop charges against Swiss photographer

    first_img June 2, 2021 Find out more September 21, 2020 – Updated on September 22, 2020 Hong Kong Department of Justice must drop charges against Swiss photographer ChinaHong KongAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses PhotoreportageJudicial harassment News Mongolia : RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom News Receive email alerts News Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists Help by sharing this information News to go further Follow the news on Asia – Pacific RSF_en June 7, 2021 Find out more Organisation ChinaHong KongAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses PhotoreportageJudicial harassment RSF calls on the Hong Kong Department of Justice to drop charges against Swiss photographer who faces up to a year in prison for allegedly causing “public disorder” while he was documenting a violent episode of last year’s demonstrations. Swiss national Marc Progin, 75, was tried from 9th to 16th September for “aiding and abetting public disorder”, a penal offense that carries up to a year in prison, while he was documenting a violent episode of a demonstration in the Central district of Hong Kong on 14th October 2019. In a video published by Bloomberg, the photographer can be seen unintentionally obstructing the path of a man who was arguing with demonstrators and who moments later was physically assaulted. The verdict is expected on 13th November 2020.“Marc Progin was only covering the scene as a photographer and evidently had no intention of interfering”, says Cédric Alviani, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) East Asia Bureau head, who calls on the Hong Kong Department of Justice “to drop these charges that are clearly abusive and risk setting a precedent that could discourage photojournalists from getting close to the action while documenting demonstrations”.Progin, a retired businessman turned photographer, has built a reputation for his documentary works on scenes throughout Mongolia and China and extensively covered last year’s pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong. This trial echoes a similar affair in August where two journalists were slammed with charges of rioting for being present during the brief occupation of Hong Kong’s Legislative Council in June 2019.In a joint statement published in August 2020, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and an NGO coalition expressed concern over the decline of freedoms in Hong Kong, including press freedom, which has accelerated since the passing of the National Security Law on 30th June.Hong Kong, once a bastion of press freedom, has dropped from 18th place in 2002 to 80th place in 2020 in the RSF World Press Freedom Index. The People’s Republic of China, for its part, stagnated at 177th out of 180. China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison June 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

  • “Donegal Live” event has press launch in Dublin

    first_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North “Donegal Live” event has press launch in Dublin Twitter Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp Previous articleDonegal County Council raised 3 million euro through holiday home taxNext articleSchools receive funding for extensions News Highland Google+ Facebook Newsx Advertscenter_img Pinterest Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry By News Highland – May 4, 2010 The Donegal Live event showcasing the best of what Donegal has to offer as a holiday destination was launched in Dublin today. It will take place in Dublin on the 16th of this month.Donegal Live aims to make the county the number one choice for people choosing a “staycation” this year.The exhibition will feature a ceili mor, step dancing and performances by a host of artists including Altan, Maire Brennan and the Donegal Youth Orchestra.The event is the brainchild of former INTO General Secretary and Donegal Person of the Year John Carr. Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp Pinterestlast_img read more

  • Gujarat Court Removes Narendra Modi As Defendant In Suit Seeking Damages For Deaths In 2002 Riots [Read Order]

    first_imgNews UpdatesGujarat Court Removes Narendra Modi As Defendant In Suit Seeking Damages For Deaths In 2002 Riots [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK6 Sep 2020 12:33 AMShare This – xA civil court in Gujarat on Saturday struck off the name of Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the first defendant in a civil suit seeking damages for the killing of three British citizens during the 2002 riots.Principal Civil Judge of Prantij in Sabarkantha district allowed the application filed by lawyer S S Shah on behalf of Mr.Modi to strike off his name, after noting that he was neither…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginA civil court in Gujarat on Saturday struck off the name of Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the first defendant in a civil suit seeking damages for the killing of three British citizens during the 2002 riots.Principal Civil Judge of Prantij in Sabarkantha district allowed the application filed by lawyer S S Shah on behalf of Mr.Modi to strike off his name, after noting that he was neither a “necessary or proper party” in the case.Three suits were filed in 2004 by few British citizens in the local court against Mr. Modi, then minister of State for Home Gordhan Zadaphia and 12 others, seeking Rs 20 crores as damages for the death of their three relatives – Saeed Dawood, Shakeel Dawood and Mohammed Aswat – who were killed by a mob on National Highway 8 on February 28, 2002 while they were returning from Rajasthan.The Court said that the allegations in the plaint to the effect that Mr.Modi(the Chief Minister of Gujarat in 2002) was liable for the riots were “general, non-specific and vague”.”There is not a single averment showing presence of defendant No.1(Mr.Modi) at the scene of offence at the relevant time or his direct or indirect involvement in the alleged act or any specific role from which reasonable ground for malice or intentional acts or omissions can be found, entitling the plaintiff to claim any legal right or relief against defendant No.1 in his personal or official capacity in the suit”, observed Mr. Sureshkumar Kaludan Gadhavi, the Principal Civil Judge in the order.The Court said that the averments in the plaint were “made cleverly to connect” Modi to the riots and to seek compensation from him. The Court termed the allegations against Mr.Modi “reckless, without any basis” and noted that the plaintiffs have not brought on record the outcome of the criminal trial with respect to the killings and whether Mr.Modi was made an accused in that criminal case. While acknowledging that the plaintiff, being the dominus litis(master of the suit), has the right to choose the defendants, the Court said that there must exist a legal right against such defendant.”The question that arises is, whether in the absence of any specific intentional act/omission or malice or connection, a person who merely held an office of the State be made liable for each and every act/omission of the officers of the State? The plaintiff ought to have shown reasonable grounds along with proposed evidence before arraying anyone as  defendant”, the Court said.The plaintiffs had contended that Mr.Modi, being the Chief Minister of Gujarat at the time of riots, was “constitutionally, statutorily and personally liable for being in complete command of the State machinery”.They had alleged that the State Administration ignored the alert from the IB regarding the movement of kar sevaks and that Mr.Modi, along with senior cabinet colleagues, allowed the bodies of kar sevaks killed in the Godhra carnage to be taken to Ahmedabad, against the advice of local administration. It was further alleged that the Chief Minister did not oppose the call of ‘bandh’ by VHP and deliberately did not act against newspapers fanning communal passions. It was thus the plaintiffs’ argument that the actions and omissions of the Chief Minister led to the increasing of violence against the Muslim community.The court, after observing that there was no substantive material to link the Mr.Narendra Modi in his personal or official capacity with the incident, invoked the powers under Order 1, Rule 10 (2) of the Code of Civil Procedure to strike off his name.Lawyers targeted, state the plaintiffsThe plaintiffs had raised the plea of forum non-conveniens(seeking trial before another appropriate forum) on the ground that their lawyers were being targeted and that they were finding it difficult to secure the services of other lawyers. One of the plaintiffs, Mr.Imran Dawood, had therefore directly submitted an affidavit raising objections to the striking off application.It was stated that the officers of their lawyers – Senior Advocates Indira Jaising and Anand Grover- were raided by the CBI last year and that the services of their local lawyer Mr. Anwar Malek were no longer available.”The action(raid) for all intents and purposes is a co­ordinated strategy especially given the content of the special civil suit and the timing of the action against our lawyers and the timing of the application to remove defendant No.1 from the special civil suit”, said the statement of objection filed by the plaintiffs.The Court observed that no substantial progress has taken place in the suit filed in 2004 and that the plea of forum non-conveniens was to stall the proceedings.The plaintiffs are deliberately dragging the suit, the court said.”I am of the view that striking out name of defendant No.1 would not make any adverse effect on the claim of the plaintiff. A bare reading of the plaint makes it further evident that bald allegations are made against defendant No.1 and none of the averments indicates malice on the part of defendant No.1, which resulted into the incident in question”, the Court said in conclusion.In 2015, a special designated trial court had acquitted all the six accused of killing the three British nationals citing lack of evidence. The case was among the nine Gujarat riots cases handled by the Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team in 2008.Click here to download the orderRead OrderNext Storylast_img read more