Covid-19 disruption pushes DE sports betting revenue down in 2020

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address Covid-19 disruption pushes DE sports betting revenue down in 2020 Dover Downs and Harrington Raceway reopened their sportsbooks in July, but the retail facility at Delaware Park remained closed during the month and did not resume operations until August 30. Operators in Delaware were forced to suspend operations for more than four months between mid-March and July as a result of state-wide restrictions related to Covid-19. Players wagered a total of $57.6m on sports over the past 12 months, a drop of 43.9% from $102.6m in the previous year. Some 1.3m bets were placed in 2020, down from 2.5m in 2019. Full year results 2020 Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Read the full story on iGB North America. Delaware only permits land-based sports betting, and as all gambling venues had to close for more than four months, this meant punters were not able to legally bet during that time. 7th January 2021 | By Robert Fletcher Tags: Revenue Finance Regions: Delaware Sports betting revenue in Delaware fell 32.8% year-on-year in 2020 to $8.4m, as the state felt the impact of the suspension of activities due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Topics: Sports betting Full year results 2020 Results 2020last_img read more

Terra Mauricia Ltd (TERA.mu) HY2017 Interim Report

first_imgTerra Mauricia Ltd (TERA.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the half year.For more information about Terra Mauricia Ltd (TERA.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Terra Mauricia Ltd (TERA.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Terra Mauricia Ltd (TERA.mu)  2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileTerra Mauricia Limited is an investment holdings conglomerate that is engaged in the production and distribution of alcoholic products, such as wine and spirits, and cane spirits, as well as sale of various consumable goods, production and sale of electricity from coal and bagasse. The company also manufactures and sells hollow concrete blocks, aggregates, rock sand products, rents properties and engages in the property development and promotion activities that include, site identification and surveying, project conception, market survey, administration, project management, as well as marketing and sale. Terra Mauricia Limited operates within the segments of sugar, commercial and alcohol production, and energy. The company is based in Mauritius. Terra Mauricia Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

5 FTSE 100 stocks I’d buy to Brexit-proof my portfolio

first_img Manika Premsingh | Monday, 30th November, 2020 Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 5 FTSE 100 stocks I’d buy to Brexit-proof my portfolio 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Manika Premsingh owns shares of Burberry. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Burberry and Unilever. 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.center_img See all posts by Manika Premsingh 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. 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. Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images Brexit is almost here. And with that, stock market uncertainty can follow. FTSE 100 fluctuations may be balanced by the euphoria around the vaccine discovery. But I think it’s a good idea to prepare for any fluctuations in my investing portfolio that can result from it, in any case. I think the way to do this is by diversifying my stockholdings. Companies most focused on the UK market can be impacted. I’d temper these purchases with internationally focused stocks, which will be hedged better. The following are five FTSE 100 picks that I think can Brexit- proof my portfolio: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…#1. Ashtead: US infrastructure creation boostThe first of these, in order of name, is the FTSE 100 construction and equipment rental company Ashtead. It suffered a big blow earlier in the year, when its profit fell by 35% on the Covid-19 impact. However, things are looking up. Not only will we (hopefully) put Covid-19 behind us soon, public spending aimed at infrastructure creation is likely to get a boost in the US, as a stimulus to the economy. Ashtead garners 60% of its revenue from the US, which is anyway a positive. At the same time, it’s Brexit proofed as a result too. #2. Burberry: The China factor to cushion Brexit blowThe FTSE 100 luxury brand and retailer Burberry is another stock I like. It probably sounds contradictory that the classic British brand should be Brexit-proof. It turns out, though, that the retailer, best-known for its trench coats, has widespread international appeal.More than 60% of its revenues are from outside of Europe. The Chinese have a particular fondness for Burberry. China’s growth has bounced back already, and will get better from here. I think this FTSE 100 stock will be stable, Brexit or not.  #3. CRH: Also a US beneficiaryMuch like Ashtead, the Irish construction giant CRH also has large US operations. It was my one FTSE 100 pick if Biden won the election. A democratic sweep, in particular, would have been particularly great for the stock. But even now, it’s poised to do well on recovery in the US. From the time I wrote about it, it’s already up 5%. #4. Rio Tinto: Benefiting from metals’ rallyThe FTSE 100 multi-commodity miner Rio Tinto has benefited from the run-up in industrial metals’ prices. China’s public spending, in particular, has risen to stimulate the economy out of the Covid-19 funk. It got funneled into infrastructure expenditure, increasing metal demand and prices. The US could do the same next year, to some extent. Because of this, I think RIO is poised to do well despite Brexit.  #5. Unilever: Brexit hedgedThis massive consumer goods company gets the largest share of its revenue from Asia, followed by the Americas. After that comes Europe. I reckon that the UK — much like with the other companies on this list – is a relatively small part of this. As a result, Brexit blows will impact it little, even though it just became a London-headquartered company after some debate.  last_img read more

Part 2: French Top 14 comings and goings – Lyon to Toulouse

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS So long, bro: Delon and (right) Steffon Armitage have left Toulon for Lyon and Pau respectively (Getty) New arrivals include centre Anthony Tuitavake from Montpellier, and locks Leone Nakarawa from Glasgow and Gerbrandt Grobler from the Stormers. Grobler is approaching the end of a two-year ban following a positive test for the steroid Drostanolone.Racing certainty: Leone Nakarawa’s sumptuous skills have been lost to the Pro12 (Reuters/Action Images)And, of course, All Black great Ali Williams has come out of retirement to further shore up the second-row. The influx will go some way in compensating for the departure of Juandre Kruger (Toulon) and Luke Charteris (Bath), while other notable farewells were said by Mike Phillips, who joins Sale, and centre Alexandre Dumoulin, now at Montpellier.Stade FrançaisTwelve months ago the Parisians were the toast of France after their surprise Top 14 title, but the men in pink came back down to earth last season, enduring a wretched campaign that saw them finish third from bottom.Head coach Gonzalo Quesada has refused to panic, however, with perhaps his most significant addition the hiring of former All Black Greg Cooper as backs coach.Holding his nerve: Gonzalo Quesada has kept faith with the Stade squad that flopped last season (AFP)The only new player arrival is Alipate Ratini, the Fijian wing who shone for Grenoble two seasons ago before off-field problems derailed his career, while scrum-half Julien Tomas is the only major departure.ToulonThere’ll be a degree of trepidation at Toulon ahead of the new season after the defeat to Racing at the Nou Camp brought to an end the Bernard Laporte era. Not only has he stepped down as director of rugby but several big names have moved on, including the Armitage brothers, Fred Michalak, Tom Taylor, Alex Menini and Konstantin Mikautadze.As one would expect, Toulon president Mourad Boudjellal hasn’t been shy in signing replacements and Liam Gill, Marcel van der Merwe, Ayumu Goromaru and Juandre Kruger are all top-class players. Throw in a trio of experienced French stars in François Trinh-Duc, Vincent Clerc and Pierre Bernard and Toulon seem well-placed for the coming season.Toulon-bound: Liam Gill was unable to dislodge David Pocock and Michael Hooper from the Wallaby sideBut that was before Boudjellal parted company with Laporte’s successor, Diego Dominguez, at the weekend over alleged disagreements about the make-up of the coaching staff. Fabien Galthié, Stuart Lancaster and Graham Henry are just three of the names in the frame to replace Dominguez, but whoever gets the job has barely a month before the start of the new season. Bonne chance!ToulouseIt’s now five seasons since Toulouse won either the Champions Cup or the Top 14, their longest period without a major trophy since rugby went pro. It’s no secret the club suffered in the last years of Guy Noves’s 20-year tenure and the man who replaced him, Ugo Mola, has recently started to stamp his own mark on the squad.Toulouse stalwarts Clémont Poitrenaud, Romain Millo-Chluski and Vincent Clerc, who between them racked up nearly 1,000 appearances for the club, have all been released, severing an important link with the past. The loss of Louis Picamoles to Northampton is a keen blow for Mola, but that’s offset to a degree by the arrival from Castres of Scotland lock Richie Gray and the signing of All Black prop Charlie Faumuina (though the latter won’t arrive until next year). In addition, Sofiane Guitoune has been signed to replace Clerc on the wing.In the pipeline: Charlie Faumuina will swap the Blues for Toulouse but not until after the NZ-Lions seriesFor the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here.center_img The second part of our transfer update from France’s top flight takes in heavy hitters Toulon, Racing and Montpellier. Here’s where players are heading… LyonThe runaway winners of the ProD2, Lyon lost just five of their 30 league matches and finished 31 points clear of second-placed Bayonne. It was a similar story in 2013-14, when they romped to the second division title only to be relegated after one season in the Top 14.But there have been many changes since then. Former Clermont and Toulon scrum-half Pierre Mignoni replaced Tim Lane as head coach last year, and among the new signings are a gang from Toulon in Fred Michalak, Delon Armitage, Virgile Bruni, Alexandre Menini and Theo Belan.Maselino Paulino arrives from the Scarlets and other overseas signings include Franco Mostert from the Lions and Mike Harris from Melbourne Rebels. A dozen players have been released, including former Exeter prop Hoani Tui, who joins Oyonnax.MontpellierThe team they love to hate, Montpellier made few friends last season as their no-frills, forward-based game plan won them the Challenge Cup and took them to the semi-finals of the Top 14.Head coach Jake White makes no apologies for his pragmatism, nor his reliance on southern hemisphere stars to execute his orders.There were few enough French players in the Montpellier squad last season as it was but the retirements of Nicolas Mas, Thibaut Privat and Anthony Floch, as well as the move of François Trinh-Duc to Toulon, further dilutes the club’s Gallic flavour.Having said that, among the new recruits are France centre Alexandre Dumoulin and Oyonnax prop Antoine Guillamon, while from overseas come Ben Botica (Harlequins), Nemani Nadolo (Crusaders), Joe Tomane (Brumbies) and Nico Janse van Rensburg (Bulls).A Quin no longer: Ben Botica faced his new club Montpellier in May’s Challenge Cup final (Getty Images)PauPau achieved what they set out to do last season, which was to consolidate and avoid the quick return to the ProD2 that is the fate of so many newly promoted clubs.No doubt that the signing of Steffon Armitage from Toulon was the biggest domestic transfer coup of the summer, while the arrival of another Toulon star, former All Black threequarter Tom Taylor, is another important capture.With Ben Mowen, Ibrahim Diarra and Pierrick Gunther signed to beef up the pack, Pau will be no pushover next season, particularly as the great Kiwi prop Carl Hayman has been brought in as forwards coach.Racing 92Last season confirmed that Racing 92 have usurped Toulon as the dominant club in France. They lost to Saracens in the final of the Champions Cup but triumphed over Toulon in the Top 14 finale, their first title for 26 years.Though the move to the new 32,000-capacity stadium has been delayed from January to September 2017, there is still plenty to cheer about for the Racing faithful ahead of the new season.last_img read more

Video: Presiding Bishop’s Christmas Eve sermon

first_img Rector Collierville, TN Rector Washington, DC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Knoxville, TN Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Youth Minister Lorton, VA December 31, 2011 at 2:44 pm Happy New Year to all Episcopalians! Peace is the invitation to know God. Love is the identity of God and Joy is the Presence of God. In all these can we see the heart ,the life and the love we are made to know ? Is not the Trinity revealed by these? It seems very complex but God makes things simple. The life being Jesus, the heart being the Holy Ghost and the love being God? Can we not celebrate forever from the Knowledge of our Lord’s Revelation? For the most Divine Knowledge begins within us. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Comments are closed. January 4, 2012 at 2:03 am Bishop Katharine: your Christmas Eve sermon was replete with traditional, soft-focus images of Jesus birth, but your words could not have proved much comfort to those who live in present day Bethlehem.You preached, “We have burdened his shoulders with every earthly failing and divine hope – for light in the darkness, warmth in the cold, food for our hunger, righteousness in place of injustice, an end to violence and war, and a lasting and eternal peace.” And again, “We are all filled with the same yearnings for an enduring home and healing in a community of peace.” And yet, not a word of support for those who try to live and follow that self-same Babe of Bethlehem under extraordinary circumstances of occupation and trouble in today’s Palestine.Once again you’ve missed another great opportunity to speak on behalf of your sisters and brothers in the faith. Featured Events Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Posted Dec 29, 2011 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs 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 Video: Presiding Bishop’s Christmas Eve sermon ‘We gather to celebrate his birth’ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Stewart David Wigdor says: Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Smithfield, NC Randy Heyn-Lamb says: An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Service Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA 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 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] “The eternal hope and yearning of the human race emerges from darkness into light in the birth of this child both humble and divine,” Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori noted in her homily for Christmas Eve, 2011. “We gather to celebrate his birth and recover that eternal hope.” Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Martinsville, VA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC 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 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Pittsburgh, PA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Albany, NY Submit a Job Listing Rector Bath, NC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori presented her homily during the hour-long 2011 CBS Christmas Eve television special originating from the Chapel of the Good Shepherd at General Theological Seminary in New York City. The special aired nationwide on December 24 and is available for on-demand viewing below.The following is the text of the Presiding Bishop’s homily.Christmas Eve 2011The people who have walked in darkness have seen a great light.  God has increased their joy, for a child has been given, whose authority shall grow continually, and bring endless peace… from this time forth and forevermore ((Isaiah 9:2-7)), says Isaiah.The eternal hope and yearning of the human race emerges from darkness into light in the birth of this child both humble and divine.  We have burdened his shoulders with every earthly failing and divine hope – for light in the darkness, warmth in the cold, food for our hunger, righteousness in place of injustice, an end to violence and war, and a lasting and eternal peace.  Those yearnings continue to burst forth in human hearts, and we live in hope that his reign will ultimately bring them to reality.  We gather to celebrate his birth and recover that eternal hope.I met a young man named Jesse not long ago high in the mountains in a town in Colorado.  He told of being thrown out of the place where he was living, through no fault of his own.  He said it was the second time he’d become homeless.  The first time he was put out into the darkness of a snowy night with no money and only the clothing he wore.  He wandered the streets until the police stopped and asked him what was wrong.  They took him to a community agency that helped him find a hotel room for the night.  The second ousting from his temporary home meant that now he would flee that town, and seek shelter and refuge in a warmer, desert clime.  He may not have had the traveling companions of the babe born in Bethlehem, but he did have a surrounding community of care and help, bringing light into his darkness.Jesus was born for this – for the homeless Jesse and his brothers and sisters in the cold and hungry darkness of rejection and violence.  Jesus is born anew in human hearts every time we meet the vulnerable – which is all of us, once we awaken to the reality of our own longing.We are all filled with the same yearnings for an enduring home and healing in a community of peace.  Particularly in this season of want and uncertainty we look for stability, confidence, and faith in something or someone beyond our own insufficiency.  That God might cast off divine glory and be vulnerable enough to take on human flesh seems beyond the ken of many.  Yet it is that very vulnerability that offers hope – when we know our own need and hunger and yearning.This frail infant is clothed with divine glory – the lowly lifted up and the hungry fed at his birth.  And over all this drama of divine entry into human flesh hovers a community not unlike this one.  Angels draw our attention to the holy in our midst.  Parents, elders, and teachers steward our growing wisdom and awareness and guide us into growth toward the full stature of Christ – the glory of God in a human being fully alive ((Irenaeus)). Shepherds keep watch, lest danger come to the vulnerable.Jesse’s angels guided the night-watching shepherds to his side and led him to shelter.  The elders of Leadville guided him into the heart of a welcoming community table ((St. George, Leadville community meal.  http://www.hikinghumanitarian.com/day-112-91311-leadville-to-blm-cg-on-co-91)). That table has room for all who hunger and thirst – in body and in spirit.  It is peopled by the poor and the better off, by Spanish speakers and Anglos, by people from Ireland and Greece, by the wounded and the outwardly well.  Each one comes into a stable like this one, hoping to meet the holy.  We meet that holy child in every vulnerable human being, in every one who hungers and thirsts.  We meet him growing to maturity in all who answer their neighbor’s vulnerability and need.  He is present with us at this table and at every table and meeting where need meets response.  Salvation lies all around us.Where is the holy child born again?  Who gathers to watch over, nurture, and guard the growing redeemer in our midst?  Will we indeed recognize the image of God on all faces, and call that divine mark into fuller stature and greater glory and more abundant life?  We share this creative and redeeming drama in ways beyond our knowing.  Will you gather around the holy one?The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts SchoriPresiding Bishop and PrimateThe Episcopal Church In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit an Event Listing Rector Tampa, FL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Rector Columbus, GA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Comments (2) This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Tags Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Belleville, IL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA last_img read more

Piggy Bank wines to give another £10,000 to charities

first_img Piggy Bank wines, whose strapline is ‘generosity in every bottle’, is inviting the public to vote for its three shortlisted charities, who will share a £10,000 donation proportionately based on the number of votes each receives.The wine company donates 50p for each bottle of wine it sells. When the total of donations reaches £10,000 it is split between three charities.Currently the selected charities are Meningitis Now, Water Aid and the RNLI.Charities which have received donations in the past include:Shelterbox – £4,600, August 2013Ovarian Cancer Action – £3,800, August 2013Alzheimer’s Society – £1,600, August 2013Wildlife Aid – £7,400, August 2012Ataxia – £2,000, August 2012Waitrose Foundation – £600, August 2012JDRF – £5,076, August 2012Back Up – £4,490, August 2012Tusk – £434, August 2012The current vote is still open at Piggy Bank wines.  38 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Howard Lake | 19 January 2014 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Piggy Bank wines to give another £10,000 to charitiescenter_img Advertisement Tagged with: corporate About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Newspaper edifor freed on completing one-year jail sentence

first_img Follow the news on Morocco / Western Sahara News Receive email alerts RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance April 15, 2021 Find out more Hunger strike is last resort for some imprisoned Moroccan journalists Reporters Without Borders is relieved that Rachid Nini, the editor of the Moroccan daily Al-Massae, was finally released in apparently good health on 28 April from Casablanca’s Oukacha prison after completing a one-year jail sentence. The many requests for his early release were all rejected and he was made to serve the entire sentence.“Nini’s conviction and sentencing under the criminal code, rather than the media law, was a major setback for media freedom in Morocco, especially as it came at a time when the govenrment was announcing political reforms,” Reporters Without Borders said.“We hope that that his release will be a milestone in the history of the media in Morocco and that, as part of the reform of the media law that the authorities announced in May 2011, journalists will never against be jailed in connection with their activities.”Nini expressed the same hope when he spoke to the media immediately after his release. Arrested on 28 April 2011 after irritating the authorities by publishing stories about Moroccan intelligence chief Abdellatif Hammouchi, Nini was subjected to a trial in Casablanca that was marked by judicial intransigence, repeated adjournments and a refusal to free him on bail.He was finally sentenced on 9 June 2011 to a year in prison and a fine of 1,000 dirhams (90 euros) on charges of disinformation and attacking state institutions, public figures and the “security and integrity of the nation and citizens” under articles 263, 264 and 266 of the criminal code. The sentence was upheld on appeal on 14 October. Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa April 30, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Newspaper edifor freed on completing one-year jail sentence Organisation NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say RSF_en News Related documents Newspaper edifor freed on completing one-year jail sentence – In arabicPDF – 172.08 KB June 8, 2021 Find out more to go further Help by sharing this information April 28, 2021 Find out more News News Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa last_img read more

Turkish court refuses to consider US intelligence report in Jamal Khashoggi’s murder trial

first_img News News March 1, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Opening of Khashoggi murder trial in Istanbul presents a new chance for justice News Organisation July 3, 2020 Find out more This was the third hearing in Khashoggi’s murder case since the trial opened on 3 July 2020. Witness testimony continued against the 26 defendants – all Saudi nationals who are represented by lawyers appointed by the Istanbul Bar Association – as the court heard from two Turkish employees of the Consulate of Saudi Arabia where Khashoggi was murdered on 2 October 2018. The court rejected the request by Khashoggi’s fiancée Hatice Cengiz to accept into evidence in these proceedings the recently published declassified US intelligence report, which held Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman responsible for approving Khashoggi’s murder. The judge stated that the report “would bring nothing to the trial,” and told Cengiz she would have to take the request directly to Istanbul’s Prosecutor General.“While RSF views these ongoing proceedings in Jamal Khashoggi’s case as a positive step by the Turkish judiciary, it is a highly unusual situation for our most immediate hope for justice to lie with a Turkish court. This speaks to the truly abysmal situation within Saudi Arabia, where the trial that was held in this case represented a complete mockery of justice,” said RSF’s Turkey representative Erol Önderoğlu, who has monitored all three hearings on RSF’s behalf.“We were concerned that the judge rejected the request to bring the declassified US intelligence report into evidence, but we continue to hope that these proceedings in the Turkish courts will uncover further evidence, and help to establish truth and accountability for this horrific crime,” Önderoğlu added.The hearing comes just two days after RSF announced it has filed a criminal case in Germany against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and four other high ranking Saudi officials for crimes against humanity committed in their widespread and systematic persecution of journalists – including Jamal Khashoggi, and 34 other journalists who have been arbitrarily detained.The next hearing is scheduled to take place on 8 July. RSF is the only NGO that has been consistently monitoring these proceedings and will continue to do so.Saudi Arabia is ranked 170th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index, and Turkey is ranked 154th. Follow the news on Europe – Central Asia March 4, 2021 Turkish court refuses to consider US intelligence report in Jamal Khashoggi’s murder trial RSF_en Murder trial in Jamal Khashoggi’s case continues in Turkish court Receive email alerts TurkeySaudi ArabiaEurope – Central AsiaMiddle East – North Africa ImpunityFreedom of expressionViolence News November 24, 2020 Find out more TurkeySaudi ArabiaEurope – Central AsiaMiddle East – North Africa ImpunityFreedom of expressionViolence to go further On 4 March, Istanbul’s Çağlayan Court continued its consideration of slain Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder case. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) monitored the hearing, in which the court denied the request by Khashoggi’s fiancée Hatice Cengiz to accept into these proceedings the recently published declassified US intelligence report naming Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as responsible for approving Khashoggi’s murder. Groundbreaking RSF complaint holds Crown Prince and other Saudi officials responsible for Khashoggi murder and persecution of journalists as crimes against humanitylast_img read more

Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts Presents 61st Youth Concert at Walt Disney Concert Hall

first_img More Cool Stuff Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 11 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Music Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts Presents 61st Youth Concert at Walt Disney Concert Hall Celebrates 10th Anniversary of the Venue’s Famous Pipe Organ STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 | 1:51 pm Make a commentcenter_img Herbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Reasons Why Selena Gomez Has Billions Of FansHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribe Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association shared a special celebration with 4,000 fourth grade students from 50 schools in the San Gabriel Valley on October 15th when Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts (PSHA) presented its 61st annual Youth Concert at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. The celebration was the 10th anniversary of the venue’s pipe organ, affectionately referred to as “French Fries” — so nicknamed because of the distinctive appearance of its 6,145 pipes that range in size from a pencil to a telephone pole. The LA Phil officially kicked-off festivities for this 10-year milestone on October 24th with a series of concerts.The Youth Concert cleverly weaves educational information into an amusing storyline that keeps the students engaged. This year, a confused plumber played superbly by actor Robert Beuth, came to fix the pipes and received quite an education about the pipe organ from extraordinary organist, Joanne Pearce Martin, who also has great comedic timing and acting skills. Intertwined amongst the fun, students were treated to performances by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra of Saint-Saëns’ Excerpt from Symphony No. 3 in C minor (“Organ”), Bach’s Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, and Purcell’s Trumpet Tune and Air, among other pieces.One of the annual music programs sponsored by PSHA, the Youth Concert is a perennial favorite amongst members because of the instant satisfaction of watching the students’ faces and hearing their laughter and applause. Comments made by students waiting to exit include:Ashley – “It was great—gave me different feelings. And it was funny. The plumber made it funny.”Jack – “I liked it so much because it has so many instruments. I didn’t even know there was such a thing as the organ. I like the Walt Disney Concert Hall and I think whoever comes here will like it. I will come back again.”Grace – “I think it was great. I like how the orchestra and the organ played together; it sounded really great. It was not what I expected. This was my first concert and I want to come here again.”Hannah – “I love the music and how everything was up and down. The Walt Disney Concert Hall is really cool, really fancy.”Jason – “It was amazing— all the sounds that the one instrument made.”Charlotte – “I expected just instruments; I didn’t know they have the organ pipes. It was impressive and amazing. I didn’t know it has all those stoppers. I had fun.”“I have waited twenty years for a turn to chair this event,” said longtime PSHA member, Gretchen McNally, who was this year’s Youth Concert Chair. “It requires a great amount of organization to have 4,000 students and 65 buses arrive. It is always fun to see the children’s responses and although I’ve been to Walt Disney Concert Hall many times, this was the first time I heard the organ. It was absolutely spectacular. What a grand day!”The funding of programs like the Pasadena Showcase House Youth Concert is made possible by the proceeds of the annual Pasadena Showcase House of Design. The 2015 Showcase House will be open to the public April 19 to May 17, 2015. Tickets to the Showcase House go on sale February 4, 2015. To purchase tickets, or for more information about PSHA, please visit www.pasadenashowcase.orgAbout Pasadena Showcase House for the ArtsAn all-volunteer organization, PSHA is a non-profit California Corporation whose members donate their time and talents to produce the annual Pasadena Showcase House of Design. It is one of the oldest, largest and most successful house and garden tours in the nation. PSHA just celebrated the milestone of its 50th Showcase House in 2014. Founded in 1948, they have donated nearly $20 million to provide music programs in the community. Examples include the underwriting of concerts, choral productions, musical theater, opera, jazz quartets, marching bands, and orchestras at local schools, senior centers, and through many other non-profit organizations. Additionally, a staple part of their program is music therapy for at-risk children, scholarships for young musicians, and music education at a variety of levels. This is in addition to their longstanding support of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association. PSHA also produces two other highly regarded annual music programs: Music Mobileâ„¢ and Instrumental Competition. An essential part of PSHA’s mission is to nurture the study and appreciation of music and to ensure that music is available to a broad range of audiences. For over sixty-five years PSHA has funded and produced programs that have enriched the lives of countless people and brought a lasting legacy to the community.last_img read more

Limerick to milk dairy sector growth

first_imgFacebook by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up LIMERICK is in a very strong position to benefit from the development of the Irish dairy industry.This was the view expressed by Limerick Fine Gael TD Patrick O’Donovan during a Dáil debate on the future of the Irish dairy sector in Dáil Éireann.Opening the debate, Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney predicted that over the next five years Ireland will be the fastest growing dairy producer in the world with an additional 10,000 jobs expected to be created.Deputy O’Donovan pointed out that the dairy sector was of huge importance to the Limerick economy.“The family farm has, for generations been the backbone of the Limerick economy and the developments which have taken place in the dairy sector in the recent past show the opportunities that exist for Limerick.“Here in Limerick the food industry is a major employer. We know from small scale producers to global manufacturers that our ability to produce safe and traceable food is making a real difference to county Limerick families,” he said.Deputy O’Donovan welcomed the fact that the Minister had secured flexibility from the EU on the issue of super levy. He added that measures included in the budget together with the Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme, worth €400 million, and the Rural Development Program, which will see over €4 billion being injected into communities across the country, will make a big difference.“This sector has the potential to drive the economic recovery in rural communities, and under the leadership and support from the Government it’s clear that it has a very bright future in Limerick and beyond,” he concluded. NewsLocal NewsLimerick to milk dairy sector growthBy Alan Jacques – March 13, 2015 1135 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Print WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival TAGSFine GaelIrish dairy industrylimerickPatrick O’Donovan TD Previous articleLimerick murder getaway driver appeals convictionsNext article“We know it is achievable” – Martin Russell Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie center_img Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories WhatsApp Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Email Linkedin Advertisementlast_img read more