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  • Kindred teams up with Scientific Games

    first_img Topics: Tech & innovation Tech & innovation Regions: US New Jersey Tags: Online Gambling Kindred teams up with Scientific Games Kindred Group has agreed a technical partnership with Scientific Games that will grant it “swift access” to the US market, commencing with New Jersey by the end of the year before potentially moving on to other states.The three-year deal, which includes the option for a two-year extension, names Scientific Games’ SG Digital division as Kindred’s US technology partner.Kindred will use SG Digital’s Open Platform System, a player account management platform, and Open Gaming System, a game aggregation technology, to enable a “short time” to market and thereby the ability to serve American customers in the “near future”.The agreement covers the state of New Jersey, where SG Digital already has a licence, but Kindred said that the aim is to expand the partnership to other US states.When asked about Kindred’s timeframe for its New Jersey launch, Manuel Stan, senior vice-president of Kindred US, told “The plan is indeed to be ready for launch by the end of the year.”Stan (pictured) added in a statement: “We are delighted to partner with SG Digital in the US, giving us swift access to the market and our coming US customers a truly great gambling experience on a top technology platform.“Kindred has always put the customer at the heart of our operations and ensuring that they can enjoy gambling in a safe, secure and stable environment is crucial for us.”The deal follows Kindred’s recent confirmation of a partnership with Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City to pursue a so-called Casino Service Industry Enterprise Licence in New Jersey.Scientific Games launched SG Digital, incorporating the existing portfolio of SG Interactive with those of newly acquired NYX Gaming Group, in February. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address Kindred set for New Jersey launch by end of this year 31st August 2018 | By contenteditor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterlast_img read more

  • Gaming1 joins International Betting Integrity Association

    first_imgIn February, the IBIA reported 270 suspicious betting events to the relevant authorities in 2020, up 47.5% year-on-year, as reports for table tennis and esports jumped significantly with other sports suspended for much of the year. Gaming1 joins International Betting Integrity Association Gambling and sports betting partner Gaming1 has signed up as a member of the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA). According to the IBIA, its members account for $137bn (£100bn/€115bn) of global betting turnover per annum and almost 50% of regulated commercial operator online betting activity. “IBIA, as the leading global body on integrity for regulated operators, is the perfect partner for Gaming1 and the achievement of our market and player protection aims.” Regions: Europe US 13th April 2021 | By Robert Fletcher Gaming1 brands such as Circus and Zamba will now feed into the IBIA global monitoring and alert platform. Topics: Sports betting Sports integrity IBIA chief executive Khalid Ali added: “I’m very pleased to welcome another leading name in the regulated betting sector into our association, further strengthening IBIA’s position as the largest customer transaction-based integrity monitoring system in the world.center_img “The inclusion of Gaming1’s diverse range of sports betting brands significantly enhances our monitoring capabilities.” Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Sports integrity Tags: IBIA Gaming1 “We believe that it is vital that betting operators work together to harness their unique market data and intelligence gathering capabilities to meet the concerns of regulators and to protect consumers and sports from corruption,” Gaming1 co-founder and chief operating officer Sylvain Boniver said. Part of the Argent Group, Gaming1 runs both retail and online sports wagering operations focused on European and American markets. Email Addresslast_img read more

  • RioZim Limited ( 2019 Annual Report

    first_imgRioZim Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about RioZim Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the RioZim Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: RioZim Limited (  2019 annual report.Company ProfileRioZim is an integrated mining and metallurgical company in Zimbabwe with an extensive portfolio of resources in gold, base metals, diamonds, coal and chrome. It mining operations include Renco Gold Mine in Masvingo Province, and Cam & Motor Gold Mine and Empress Nickel Refinery; both in the Mashonaland West Province. RioZim also has interests in Sengwa Colliery (Private) Limited with coal assets in Gokwe North; Murowa Diamonds (Private) Limited with operations in Zvishavane; and Marnatha ferrochrome refinery in Kadoma. RioZim separated from its parent company, Rio Tinto plc, in 2004 to become a wholly-owned Zimbabwean company. Its subsidiaries include RioGold (Private) Limited, RioZim Base Metals (Private) Limited and RioDiamonds (Private) Limited. RioZim Group Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

  • Casa Crotta / Massimo Galeotti Architetto

    first_imgCasa Crotta / Massimo Galeotti ArchitettoSave this projectSaveCasa Crotta / Massimo Galeotti Architetto Photographs Save this picture!© Francesco Castagna+ 26 Share Italy 2015 Projects CopyHouses•Arfanta, Italy ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Year: center_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Casa Crotta / Massimo Galeotti Architetto Photographs:  Francesco CastagnaSave this picture!© Francesco CastagnaRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsText description provided by the architects. Built by a Venetian noble family (e.g. Crotta) Casa Crotta, (former Dalle Crode, Tibolet) is likely an ancient hunting lodge of the XVII century.Save this picture!© Francesco CastagnaThe house is part of the Regional Institute of Venetian Villas list and is situated in Arfanta’s hamlet, between the Tarzo’s hills, and is the first of series of rural buildings right in front of the municipal road.Save this picture!© Francesco CastagnaFrom a typological perspective, two distinctive floors compose the house but the habitative one is at the top. This is a characteristic that well explain the type of use for which the building was originally built (hunting lodge), because the house used to be exploited occasionally for few hours a day.Save this picture!© Francesco CastagnaThe conservation status of the house required a major intervention before compromising its functionality.Save this picture!Floor PlanSpecific maintaining interventions have been complemented by the realization of entirely new architectural elements. In order to make the building’s use habitable and comfortable on both the ground floor and the first floor there was a slight but significant redistribution of space. An indelicate and superfluous volume recently added, has been recovered by transforming it into the new kitchen, while two bathrooms have been created, one on the ground floor and one on the first floor.Save this picture!© Francesco CastagnaDuring the restoration all the terracotta and stone materials have been recovered, entirely cleaned and subsequently reutilised. The restoration will take several stages and it provides the recovery of the stone tower adjacent to the building and the redesign of an outdoor pergola used as a garage and storage too. Save this picture!© Francesco CastagnaProject gallerySee allShow lessThis 3D Printed Home was “Built” in Less than 3 HoursArchitecture NewsZaha Hadid Architects Releases Full Statement on Scrapped Tokyo Stadium PlansArchitecture News Share Architects: Galeotti / Rizzato Architetti Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily “COPY” Houses CopyAbout this officeGaleotti / Rizzato ArchitettiOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesArfantaItalyPublished on July 28, 2015Cite: “Casa Crotta / Massimo Galeotti Architetto” 28 Jul 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – MetrisVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Cross HairlinePartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®SinksThe Splash LabTrough Sink – Monolith A SeriesSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Helmkehof Cultural CenterBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USAWashroom AccessoriesConcrete FloorsSikaDecorative Floor CoatingsMetal PanelsSherwin-Williams Coil CoatingsFluropon® Coating in Thaden SchoolWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for Partition WallsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMMineral Wood Stain – Lignosil®-VeranoDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – MAGNEOSinksECOPIXELWashbasin – Light Basin LTBMore products »Read commentsSave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

  • Artist Studio in Sonoma / Mork-Ulnes Architects

    first_img Artist Studio in Sonoma / Mork-Ulnes Architects Projects Houses United States ArchDaily Artist Studio in Sonoma / Mork-Ulnes ArchitectsSave this projectSaveArtist Studio in Sonoma / Mork-Ulnes Architects Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” 2015 “COPY”center_img Area:  3200 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Manufacturers: AlumaTherm, Defauw Design + FabricationSave this picture!© Bruce DamonteText description provided by the architects. The main structure is a 2500sf artist’s studio, o ce, and storage building that is clad in barn wood though inverts the pitched-roof form of the original. The inverted pitch roof creates sweeping double height spaces for art production and storage, while providing natural ventilation, natural light, and views out toward the property.Save this picture!© Bruce DamonteSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Bruce DamonteA 720 sf concrete kitchen and dining space grows out from the studio. Nicknamed the “Amoeba,” it reaches toward the landscape and literally captures it to create a lush interior garden that softly separates the kitchen from the dining area. The roof is an exposed wood, scissor-beam roof construction with a large, di use skylight that brings light into the center of the building for people and plants. Save this picture!© Bruce DamonteThough its form and material may seem foreign, it follows a similar pitched form as its host and is board-formed using the same barn wood as formwork. When the concrete had dried the boards were removed and reused as a fence elsewhere on the property, further continuing a many decades-old material lineage.Save this picture!© Bruce DamonteSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Bruce DamonteProject gallerySee allShow lessDeodoro Olympic Park Rio 2016 / Vigliecca & AssociadosSelected ProjectsMartha Thorne Urges UK to Preserve International Recognition of Qualifications in Wa…Architecture News Share CopyHouses•Sebastopol, United States Save this picture!© Bruce Damonte+ 19 Share Photographs:  Bruce Damonte, Grant Harder Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Year:  Architects: Mork-Ulnes Architects Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this officeMork-Ulnes ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSebastopolUnited StatesPublished on August 04, 2016Cite: “Artist Studio in Sonoma / Mork-Ulnes Architects ” 04 Aug 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialPlastics / FibersRodecaTranslucent Building Elements in Downton Primary SchoolSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – LonglightBathroom FurnitureBradley Corporation USAToilet Partition CubiclesSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – One-offAcousticFabriTRAK®FabriFELT™ for Walls and CeilingsBoardsStructureCraftStructural Panel – Dowel Laminated TimberThermalSchöckInsulation – Isokorb® Concrete to SteelDoorsJansenSmoke Control Door – Economy 60Louvers / ShuttersShade FactorExternal Venetian BlindsMore products »Read commentsSave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

  • Nakhchivan authorities harass opposition journalist’s family

    first_img “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says RSF_en News AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia April 9, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Azerbaijan AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia Reporters Without Borders today condemned the constant harassment of journalist Hakim Eldostu Mehdiyev’s family by local authorities in the autonomous republic of Nakhchivan since his detention for five days last month. Mehdiyev is regional correspondent for the Baku-based opposition newspaper Yeni Musavat.“Mehdiyev’s relatives have been threatened with reprisals and have been subjected to repeated intimidation by the security forces,” the press freedom organisation said. “We support his appeal to President Ilham Aliev for guarantees for his and his family’s safety.”Since his arrest on 23 September, his brother’s tea room has been demolished and family members has been warned they could be beaten or kidnapped if they complained to international organisations. Mehdiyev is meanwhile now banned from leaving Nakhchivan, which is separated from the rest of Azerbaijan by a strip of Armenian territory.Exasperated by all the harassment, Mehdiyev has written to President Aliev and to Nakhchivan’s leaders saying he will be forced to leave the country and request political asylum abroad if he and his family are not given guarantees of security.Mehdiyev’s ordeal began on 22 September, when he was forced into a car by national security ministry agents and was held all day in a ministry building where, according to Reporters Without Borders’ sources, he was beaten because of his reports about gas and electricity problems in the region.After his release, he only had a few hours to warn his family and try unsuccessfully to see a doctor about his injuries before a court had him arrested the next day and sentenced him to 15 days in prison for “resisting the police at the time of his arrest.”Mehdiyev was released on 27 September after several international organisations including Reporters Without Borders interceded on his behalf. He currently needs treatment for his injuries and is unable to work. RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan Receive email alerts June 8, 2021 Find out morecenter_img June 4, 2021 Find out more News October 19, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Nakhchivan authorities harass opposition journalist’s family News Organisation Help by sharing this information to go further Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakh Newslast_img read more

  • Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020

    first_img June 9, 2021 Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 27.01.2021 – Journalist jailed for defending two human rights activists IranMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsOnline freedoms Covid19WomenImpunityInternetPredatorsViolence Organisation Help by sharing this information Follow the news on press freedom in Iran : News After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists GhilanOuja, a monthly published in the northern province of Gilan, has also been targeted by the authorities. The Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance cancelled its publication licence in mid-May, claiming that it was doing so “at the request of its editor” because of “economic difficulties.” This is not the first time that the authorities have targeted this monthly by pressuring its editor, Ahmad Zahedi Langroudi, to stop publishing it. Langroudi was arrested in Sowme’eh Sara, a town in Gilan province, during a ceremony on 26 December 2019 to pay tribute to a demonstrator killed during an anti-government protest the previous month. He was released on bail a month later but is still awaiting trial.———- RSF_en Nada Sabouri and Roghieh (Ashraf) Nafari were released after receiving pardons on 5 December in connection with Iran’s religious festivities. A former journalist and civil society activist, Sabouri was arrested by officials from the Tehran prosecutor’s office on 7 August 2020 and was taken to Evin prison to serve a sentence of three and a half years in prison. Nafari had been returned to prison in October to begin serving a three-month sentence for tweets criticizing the government’s handling of the Covid-19 crisis. 05.02.2021 – Journalists arrested in two provinces, Kurdistan and KhuzestanReporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns journalist Mahmoud Mahmoudi’s arrest on 31 January in Sanandaj, the capital of western Iran’s Kurdistan province. The editor of the weekly Agrin Rozh, he was arrested after criticizing a wave of arrests in the province, where at least 80 civil society activists have been placed in detention in different cities since the start of the year. He was provisionally released after the payment of a bond of 200 million tomans (approximately ‘200,000) pending his trial.RSF has also learned that the citizen-journalist and civil society activist Shahab Nazari was returned to prison on 26 January to serve a one-year prison sentence. He reported in a tweet: “I must go to Evin prison. I have been convicted of anti-government propaganda as a result of a complaint by Revolutionary Guards in Khuzestan province [in the south of the country]. They convicted me for criticizing Khuzestan and Iranian government officials, posting photos of the young women of Revolution Street, and calling for the release of persons designated as ‘leaders of sedition’.”In social media posts, Nazari had called for the release of Mir Hossein Mousavi, a former prime minister and owner of the now closed newspaper Kalameh Sabaz, Mousavi’s wife, the best-selling author Zahra Rahnavard, and Mehdi Karoubi, a former parliamentary speaker and owner of Etemad Melli, a newspaper that has also been closed. All three have been under house arrest for nearly ten years. IranMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsOnline freedoms Covid19WomenImpunityInternetPredatorsViolence 17.03.2021 – Sentence of photographer Raha Askarizadeh confirmedPhotojournalist and women’s rights activist, Raha Askarizadeh was informed in early March that her sentence of two years in prison plus two years of ban on leaving the country and social media activity had been confirmed. Arrested in December 2019, she had been released on bail a month later pending trial. Two other photojournalists imprisoned last year, Alieh Motalebzadeh and Noushin Jafari, are serving three and five years in prison respectively.———-23.02.2021 – Release of a journalistReporters Without Borders (RSF) has learned of the February 8 release of journalist and documentary filmmaker Hassan Fathi. Aged 64, he had been imprisoned on 7 May 2020 and sentenced to one and a half years in prison for “disturbing public opinion by publishing false information” after giving an interview to the BBC in the Persian language in 2018. For the past ten months in detention, he was pardoned on the occasion of the 42nd anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in Iran.  ———-19.02.2021 – Photojournalist arrested to serve 5-year jail term RSF’s 2020 round-up: 35% rise in number of women journalists held arbitrarily The editor of the monthly Iran Farda, Behbahani has been serving a three-year jail sentence since last August, following his arrest during a May Day demonstration outside the Iranian parliament in 2019 that was organized by independent labour unions. After a previous arrest in June 2009, he was sentenced in February 2010 to six years in prison on charges of “publishing false information with the aim of confusing public opinion” and “activities against national security.” He was finally released in May 2015. News 09.06.2021 – Jailed citizen-journalist Soheil Arabi tried for the 13th time Several activists have received summonses from the FTA or from revolutionary courts in recent weeks. They include Hosein Razzagh, a leading social media activist, who reported in a tweet on 31 January that he had been summoned to appear before a Tehran revolutionary court on a charge of anti-government propaganda. He said he would not go because the priority should be trying “those responsible for killing people on the streets [during the November 2019 protests], crimes in the sky [shooting down the Ukrainian passenger jet in January 2020] and executing innocent people […] they are the priority.” Freelance journalist Fariborz Kalantari was sentenced on 7 February to three years in prison and 74 lashes for using his Telegram channel to circulate articles about the corruption charges brought against Vice-President Eshaq Djahangiri’s brother, Mehdi Djahangiri, who was sentenced to two years in prison on 26 January on a charge of “professional trafficking in foreign currencies” to the amount of 607,100 euros and 108,000 US dollars (89,000 euros). ———- Amin Masouri, a journalist based in Khorramabad, the capital of the western province of Lorestan, who edits the weekly Stinging with a Pen and the news site Shopi, was notified the same day that he has been sentenced to nine months in prison for “divulging information about fellow-detainees,” insulting the judicial system” and “provocative paintings about protests in November 2019.” Masouri was already sentenced to two years in prison on charges of “anti-government propaganda” and “insulting the Supreme Leader.” Imprisoned on 20 November 2020, he was released in March 2021 under a general pardon issued because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists  Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns journalist Reza Taleshian Jelodarzadeh’s arrest in Tehran on 13 January. The onetime editor of Sobeh Azadi, a weekly that was shut down in October 2011, he was taken to Greater Tehran Central Prison to begin serving the three-year jail sentence he received from a Tehran revolutionary court in June 2019 (and which an appeal court upheld a few months later). Convicted on charges of anti-government propaganda and “confusing online public opinion,” he was also sentenced to a fine of 40 million rials (800,000 euros) and a two-year ban on leaving the country and any political, journalistic or civil society activity. His crime was posting a photo of jailed workers’ rights activist Sepideh Gholian on his Instagram account. It showed Gholian and the meal of a small biscuit and an egg that she had been given in prison, and was captioned “A prisoner’s share of food in the Islamic Republic.”  He also defended journalist and women’s rights activist Masih Alinejad on his Telegram channel Avangar. Previously arrested in 2012, Jelodarzadeh suffers from a seriously illness that is the result of an injury sustained during the Iran-Iraq war of 1980-1988. ———–18.01.2021 –  Three women journalists released News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the never-ending judicial persecution of jailed Iranian photojournalist Soheil Arabi, the recipient of RSF’s Press Freedom Prize in the citizen-journalist category in 2017, as well as the regime’s continuing harassment of his family. “This is the 13th time he is appearing before a judge since his imprisonment in 2013,” his mother, Farangis Mazloom, told Voice of America’s Persian-language service. She reported that he has  been charged with anti-government propaganda, meeting and plotting against national security and lying about prison officials and judicial system representatives “because of letters published in the media or posted on social media that he wrote individually or jointly with others to denounce the degrading and inhuman situation to which he and other prisoners are subjected in prison.”Mazloom is herself waiting to be jailed to begin serving an 18-month prison sentence that an appeal court confirmed in March. Her only crime was to inform public opinion about the conditions in which her son was been held since his arrest in December 2013, and to protest about the inhuman and degrading treatment to which he has been subjected. The victim of arbitrary and illegal judicial and “disciplinary” harassment, Arabi has been moved from prison to prison, placed in solitary confinement for long periods, and even tortured and injured. The judicial persecution has not let up since he became the mouthpiece of detainees denouncing the appalling conditions in Iran’s prisons. ———-20.05.2021 – Two journalists convicted, monthly suspendedReporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the unrelenting persecution of press freedom in Iran, of which the latest victims include Rozbeh Priri, a citizen-journalist based in the northwestern province of Eastern Azerbaijan. Priri learned on 12 May that a court in Tabriz, the provincial capital, had fined him 5 million tomans (1,500 euros) as a result of a Revolutionary Guard complaint accusing him of “false information” in his Instagram description of the beating his brother received when arrested and jailed last March. A civil society activist who was arrested while distributing Azeri-language books, his brother was hospitalised for ten days as a result of the beating. ——————Press freedom violations recounted in real time January -December 2020)————Press freedom violations recounted in real time  (January -December 2019)————Press freedom violations recounted in real time  (January -December 2018)———-Press freedom violations recounted in real time (January -December 2017)——————–Press freedom violations recounted in real time (January -December 2016)——————–Press freedom violations recounted in real time (January -December 2015)——————-Press freedom violations recounted in real time ( January-December 2014)———————-Press freedom violations recounted in real time ( January-December 2013)—————-Press freedom violations recounted in real time (January-December 2012)———-Press freedom violations recounted in real time (January-December 2011)—–Press freedom violations recounted in real time (July-December 2010)——–Press freedom violations recounted in real time (January-July 2010)———Press freedom violations recounted in real time (June-December 2009) 07.05.2021 – Proposed law would ban US and British journalists, mediaA proposed law currently before the Iranian parliament would ban US and British journalists from entering Iran and would ban the Iranian media from reporting what US and British media publish. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns this latest censorship attempt and urges Iran’s parliamentarians to reject all the measures proposed in this bill.The bill banning US and British reporters from Iran and the dissemination of US and British media content within Iran was submitted by 41 parliamentarians on 18 April although its existence was not announced until eight days later. According to the bill, these measures are justified because the US and British media have “taken many actions against national interests and against the Islamic Republic” including supporting sanctions, and because their journalists are “influential actors.” ———- March 18, 2021 Find out more Abtin and Mahabadi are members of the Association of Iranian Writers who have been jailed since September 2020 along with a third member, Kayvan Bagen. All three are serving sentences ranging from three and half to six years in prison on charges of anti-government propaganda and illegally publishing an online newspaper on Facebook.———- Receive email alerts to go further Follow the news on Iran ———— Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has learned of the release of three women journalists in recent weeks. One is Negar Masoudi, a photographer and documentary filmmaker who was released on bail of 1.5 billion toman (3 million euros) on 9 January pending trial. She was arrested on 1 November for photographing the disfigured faces of women who were the victims of a wave of acid attacks in the central city of Isfahan in October 2014.  Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the arrest of Noushin Jafari, a photojournalist who specializes in covering cinema and theatre. She was suddenly arrested at her Tehran home on 17 February to begin serving the five-year prison sentence she received in October 2019, which has just been confirmed on appeal. “She was notified by the Tehran appeal court on 13 February and then, without any summons or warning, she was arrested and taken to Qarchak women’s prison,” said her lawyer, Amir Raisian. Qarchak is 40 km south of Tehran.After her original arrest in August 2019 for having a Twitter account on which she “insulted Islam’s sacred values,” Jafari was held for two and a half months before being released on bail pending trial.———-10.02.2021 – Journalists summoned, arrested or sentenced News February 25, 2021 Find out more December 11, 2020 Find out more 07.04.2021 – Three imprisoned journalists denied appropriate treatment for CovidReporters Without Borders (RSF) is appalled to learn that three imprisoned Iranian journalists who have almost certainly caught Covid-19 – Baktash Abtin, Reza Khandan Mahabadi and Kayvan Samimi Behbahani– are being denied appropriate medical attention. They must be freed at once, RSF says. Abtin, 48, was transferred to the infirmary of Tehran’s Evin prison on 4 April with a serious pulmonary condition that was confirmed by X-ray. He had been given a PCR test for Covid-19 three days before that and got a negative result. Mahabadi, 59, and Behbahani, 72, also have Covid-19 symptoms and their condition is also very worrying. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) regrets that journalists continue to be systematically subjected to summonses, arrests and sentences in Iran.The latest victims include at least one of the six people whose arrest for “operating seditious channels on the Telegram messaging app” was announced on 3 February by the head of the FTA cyber-police in the northern province of Mazandaran. RSF has learned that the detainees include Mohammad Safar Lafouti, a journalist who reportedly works for several media outlets. The “seditious media” label is often used against independent journalists and news websites.last_img read more

  • Sex offender arrested on compliance charges in Odessa

    first_img By admin – June 15, 2018 Sex offender arrested on compliance charges in Odessa Pinterest Twitter Twitter Local NewsCrime Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Michael Navarro Odessa police arrested a man Wednesday on charges related to a failure to meet registration requirements as a sex offender.An OPD released states Michael Navarro, 27, was arrested and charged with third-degree-felony ‘fail to comply with registration requirements.’The release states that, on June 5, OPD officers responded to the 600 block of Overton Avenue in reference to a check welfare call involving a two-year-old girl, and that upon arrival, the officers made contact with a 35-year-old woman and Navarro, who was identified as her boyfriend.OPD investigation revealed that Navarro had been convicted of indecency with a child and is required to register annually as a sex offender, the release states, and that Navarro had reported to OPD in February that he would be living in the 2100 block of West 3rd Street.However, the woman said that Navarro had been living with her on Overton Avenue for about five months, the release states.Navarro was arrested Wednesday and taken to the Ector County Law Enforcement Center.Records indicate a $25,000 bond was posted for Navarro on Thursday, and he was released.State registry shows Navarro was convicted Sept. 23, 2008 of indecency with a child by exposure in an offense involving a five-year-old female victim. WhatsApp Previous articleCOLLEGE RODEO: Odessa College competitors contend for short-go spots at College National Finals RodeoNext articlePermian Basin, U.S. rig counts decline along with oil prices adminlast_img read more

  • Florida, Michigan Lead in Completed Foreclosures, But Other Numbers Do Not Correlate

    first_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News Sign up for DS News Daily  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Two states hit hardest by the foreclosure crisis a few years ago were Florida and Michigan – in fact, in the January 2015 CoreLogic National Foreclosure Report released earlier this week, those two states accounted for 29 percent (162,000 out of 552,000) of the nation’s completed foreclosures in the 12-month period from February 1, 2014 to January 31, 2015.Despite both states having high numbers of completed foreclosures for the previous 12 months, other foreclosure-related statistics between the two states do not correlate. Florida’s foreclosure inventory rate of 3.5 percent for January (third among states behind New Jersey and New York) was more than double the national average for the month (1.4 percent), whereas Michigan’s foreclosure inventor was less than half that number (0.6 percent).”Michigan data include tax foreclosures, which can account for 20,000 to 30,000 per year,” CoreLogic Chief Economist Frank Nothaft said. “Michigan also has a relatively large housing stock, so the foreclosure rate may be less than the national average even though the number of foreclosed properties may appear large.”This disparity is also partly attributed to the fact that Florida is a judicial foreclosure state, meaning the process has to pass through the court system to be completed. Michigan is a non-judicial foreclosure state, meaning the process can be completed without the courts. Overall in January, the foreclosure inventory rate in judicial states (2.4 percent) was more than triple that of non-judicial (0.7 percent).”The foreclosure inventory will decline further in the coming year, although the pace may not be as rapid as last year,” Nothaft said. “The foreclosure rate will eventually return to a level that’s typical for a judicial foreclosure state, which is generally higher than for non-judicial states.  However, it will take at least a couple more years before that happens.”Michigan’s serious delinquency rate of 3.0 percent in January was a full percentage point less than the national average (4.0 percent), which was at its lowest level in almost seven years. Florida’s serious delinquency rate, on the other hand, was nearly double the national average at 7.7 percent – second among states only to New Jersey (8.9 percent).Florida’s 12-month sum of foreclosures in January (111,000) alone accounted for nearly one-fifth of the nation’s total, according to CoreLogic. In fact, with 17,000 completed foreclosures in the previous 12 months, the core-based statistical area (CBSA) of Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater accounted for about 3 percent of the nation’s total for that period. Tampa had the highest serious delinquency rate (8.7 percent) and foreclosure inventory rate (4.5 percent) among all CBSAs. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford was third in 12 month sum of foreclosures with 15,000.Those are the only two Florida CBSAs in the top 15 in 12-month sum of completed foreclosures. The only Michigan CBSA in the top 15 was Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, ranking 15th with 4,068.Still, much progress has been made in Florida. The Sunshine State’s foreclosure inventory dropped by 49 percent year-over-year in January (from 6.4 percent down to 3.5 percent), the second-largest decline only to Maine (49.5 percent). 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  • [Missing BHU Student] ‘Searching Student Sincerely; Departmental Action Taken Against Erring Officers’, Varanasi SSP Tells Allahabad HC [Read Order]

    first_imgNews Updates[Missing BHU Student] ‘Searching Student Sincerely; Departmental Action Taken Against Erring Officers’, Varanasi SSP Tells Allahabad HC [Read Order] Sparsh Upadhyay23 Sep 2020 2:01 AMShare This – xOn Tuesday (22nd September) Amit Pathak, S.S.P., Varanasi submitted before the Allahabad High Court that a special team has already been constituted and efforts are on to search the missing BHU Student, namely, Shiv Kumar Trivedi.The Bench of Justice Pritinker Diwaker and Justice Subhash Chandra Sharma was hearing the PIL filed in relation to a missing student from Varanasi, who…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?LoginOn Tuesday (22nd September) Amit Pathak, S.S.P., Varanasi submitted before the Allahabad High Court that a special team has already been constituted and efforts are on to search the missing BHU Student, namely, Shiv Kumar Trivedi.The Bench of Justice Pritinker Diwaker and Justice Subhash Chandra Sharma was hearing the PIL filed in relation to a missing student from Varanasi, who allegedly disappeared from the Police custody more than Seven months ago.Advocate Saurabh Tiwari, an alumnus of the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) had addressed a letter to the Chief Justice of Allahabad HC on 18th August, highlighting the plight of a poor father, who has been unable to establish contact with his son Shiv Kumar Trivedi, a 2nd year B.S.c. student at BHU, ever since February 12, 2020.On Tuesday (22nd September), Varanasi SSP also submitted before the Court that the police is sincerely making efforts to get the whereabouts of the missing person.He further submitted that suitable departmental action has also been taken against the erring officers.He informed the court that some reasonable time be given to him so that further efforts can be made for searching the missing student.Advocate Saurabh Tiwari’s StatementTalking to Live Law, Advocate Saurabh Tiwari told that during the hearing of the matter on Tuesday (22nd September), SSP Varanasi admitted before the Court that the missing Student was brought to Police Station and he, in fact, disappeared from Lanka Police Station (Varanasi).The Court’s order of Tuesday (22nd September) states that Advocate Saurabh Tiwari submitted before the Court that he may also be permitted to meet the S.S.P personally so that he can also give suggestions to the police for searching the missing person.However, while talking to Live Law, Advocate Saurabh Tiwary claimed that this suggestion (to meet the S.S.P personally), in fact, came from the side of the Bench.Notably, Advocate Saurabh Tiwari has been demanding a CBI probe into the matter. According to him, on the last 2 dates (i.e., on 03 September and on 25th August) the Bench had orally observed that if the local police is unable to find the missing student, it should be ready for a CBI probe in the matter.The matter has been listed for further hearing on 12.10.2020.On the said date, some responsible officer on behalf of the S.S.P, Varanasi has been directed to remain present in the Court who will have to apprise the Court about the latest progress in the investigation.Developments in the CaseSignificantly, the Allahabad High Court on Tuesday (25th August) had slammed the Police authorities for filing a ‘vague affidavit’ instead of giving a complete statement of facts that led to the disappearance of a BHU student from Varanasi.The Division Bench comprising Chief Justice Govind Mathur and Justice Saumitra Dayal Singh had directed the Senior Superintendent of Police, Varanasi to remain personally present in the Court on the next date of hearing, i.e. September 3, 2020.Further, on the last (03rd September) had again asked the Varanasi SSP to remain present before the Court in person, in connection to this case.The Division Bench comprising Justice SK Gupta and Justice Shamim Ahmad took on record the affidavit filed by him and directed the Petitioner to file the rejoinder affidavit by next date.Facts, as averred in the Letter PetitionNotably, as per the facts averred in the letter, Trivedi was picked up by certain police personnel from the M.P. Theatre ground, BHU on the said date and was taken to the Police Station Lanka, District Varanasi. Ever since there has been no sign of the student. His father made several complaints to senior police officials of Varanasi, registered IGRS complaints, etc. but in vain.It is pointed out that Trivedi was picked up from the Theatre ground on the basis of a 112 call made by a fellow student, who reported that Trivedi was standing there in an unconscious/unusual way.However, the Police kept denying that Trivedi was at the Lanka police station until production of proof of dial 112 call detail.Case Details:Case Title: Saurabh Tiwari v. State of UPCase No.: PIL No. 819/2020Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Next Storylast_img read more