MRG targets regulated markets with EGBA membership

first_img Regions: Europe Western Europe Netherlands Topics: Strategy Tech & innovation MRG targets regulated markets with EGBA membership 28th September 2018 | By contenteditor Company hopes to use body’s resources to pursue entry in Netherlands and other markets MRG chief executive Per Norman has set out plans to use the company’s new membership of the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) to support its efforts to expand into more regulated markets across the European Union. The EGBA industry body represents established, licensed and regulated online gaming operators within the EU. The Brussels-based organisation works with national authorities, EU authorities and various other stakeholders to champion regulation in the industry. MRG will support the EGBA with its efforts, but also draw on the organisation’s knowledge of the wider European market to enhance its own expansion plans. Norman (pictured) told “When we expand geographically, we want to target well-regulated, transparent markets. The more well-regulated, open markets we get in Europe, the better for us of course which are an established, licensed European operator with a strong focus on Green Gaming. “EGBA also holds broad knowledge about the different European markets which can be beneficial to us when we continue to deliver on our strategy to expand geographically.” In August, MRG was one of 22 companies that filed for a new gambling licence in Sweden on the opening day of applications. This month, the firm also launched its sports betting services in Denmark under a new domestic licence. MRG has made its intentions clear that it intends to pursue further expansion in Europe and Norman said it will work with the EGBA as part of this initiative. He cited the Netherlands as one market where MRG is keen to acquire a licence upon regulation. Earlier this month, the company was fined €312,000 (£277,243/$361,827) by the Netherlands Gambling Authority (KSA) for failing to block Dutch players from gambling on its platforms. The Dutch are currently considering a ‘bad actor’ clause that could delay entry for companies such as MRG that have been penalised for operating illegally in the Netherlands. MRG is in the process of appealing the fine. Norman told “We still do not know when the Netherlands will become regulated, however, we intend to apply for a licence there when the regulation is in place.” Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Strategy Tags: Mobile Online Gambling AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Addresslast_img read more

SIT Land Holdings Ltd ( 2017 Abridged Report

first_imgSIT Land Holdings Ltd ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2017 abridged results.For more information about SIT Land Holdings Ltd ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the SIT Land Holdings Ltd ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: SIT Land Holdings Ltd (  2017 abridged results.Company ProfileSIT Land Holdings Limited is an investment holdings company. The company is involved in the growing of sugarcane in Mauritius. SIT Land Holdings Limited also engages in the acquisition, holding and disposal of agricultural properties. SIT Land Holdings Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Five things we learnt about Wales v South Africa

first_img Wales win three on the bounce against South AfricaThere are many Welsh things that look disgusting but taste good. Cockles and lavabread being fine examples. Wales’ 22-20 victory over the Springboks – their third in a row againt South Africa – also falls into this category.Many argued over the validity of the fixture before it had even kicked off and the quality of the second-string teams was evident immediately. The number of handling errors was high, even when taking the conditions into consideration. With new combinations and numerous players out of position, disjointed attacking and defensive patterns were inevitable.It wasn’t until the arrival of Hadleigh Parkes, and his direct carries, that Wales were able to fix defenders and move the ball wide with any regularity. It is worth noting that the handling of the Welsh backs, whilst unstable, was superior to South Africa.Space invader: Gareth Anscombe leads the Wales attack (Getty Images)The South African back-line turned the ball over 15 times – compare that to Castres and Montpellier whose back-lines turned the ball over just five times each in the Top 14 final and you get an idea of just how disjointed things were for the Boks.It appears that many supporters have taken little joy from the game, but Warren Gatland certainly will. Gatland will be pleased that his second XV is better than South Africa’s, which is a big positive for squad depth, and he can also book flights to Japan for Ellis Jenkins and Tomos Williams.Tomos Williams has arrivedCardiff Blues supporters have long been aware of Tomos Williams’s ability – he has kept Lloyd Williams on the bench at Cardiff Arms Park all season – but after his performance against South Africa, the wider public will also be aware.Tomos Williams is the perfect blend of the old and new school scrum-half. His pass is immaculate, but he can also mix it up with back-row forwards – as his try proved. It’s as if Dwayne Peel’s mother went out on a night out with Mike Phillips’s dad and they got on really, really well.Crossing the line: Tomos Williams scores a try on his Test debut for Wales (Getty Images)Williams’s cut-out passes, straight to the Welsh centres, were rare examples of passing fluidity from Wales and his double chargedown was pure Mike Phillips.Social media went into meltdown when Williams took his eye off the ball briefly at the base of the ruck, but don’t let it taint what was an immaculate performance. With Rhys Webb packing his bags for Toulon, the Welsh No 9 shirt is anyone’s and it could well be Williams’s come the World Cup.Related: Q&A with Cardiff Blues scrum-half Tomos WilliamsWhere was the ‘latch’?The ‘latch’ is the term given to the supporting player/players who attach to the ball-carrier and help drive them forward into and through contact. It is vital in modern rugby, especially with double tackles becoming the norm, but it is often one of the first things to disappear when squads consist of players who are unfamiliar with each other’s carrying lines. And it was evidently absent in the first half against South Africa. Stop sign: Ross Moriarty is halted by the Springboks defence (Getty Images)On numerous occasions, Wales sent single carriers into contact without a single latch in sight. It resulted in some usually very consistent ball-carriers being smashed backwards in the tackle. Being driven backwards isn’t just an issue of rugby vanity; it means the ruck cleanout becomes far more difficult, as your players have to run backwards to enter through the ‘gate’, whereas the defending team are now running forwards.Isolated carriers may not have cost Wales the game in Washington, but that won’t be the case in Argentina. Needs addressing.Ellis Jenkins the instant captainMost instant things are crap. Adding hot water to coffee or powdered mash leads to a very unsatisfactory experience. That is unless it’s Ellis Jenkins.With rain and temperatures of 25 degrees, the hot water was added to the Cardiff Blues openside and boom, you’ve got a Test performance and a Test captain in seconds.Leading figure: Ellis Jenkins excelled as Wales captain (Huw Evans Agency)It was a remarkable example of composure, where all around him people were not only losing their heads but also their feet and the ball. When mistakes were made, and there were many, Jenkins cleaned them up.This match may have been of little importance to the rugby public, but to Jenkins it was pivotal. Wales is awash with quality opensides and it is his leadership that may separate him from the rest when the big decisions are made during the next 12 months.When you take TV coverage for grantedWe’ve all done it. Sat in a pub slagging off a TV broadcaster for their rugby coverage. We all have our favourite broadcasters and often take them for granted. It is not until you see poor broadcasting that you appreciate what you once had.Channel 4’s coverage of the Wales v Boks game made what was a hard watch in rugby terms, a near impossible watch in production terms. At times it felt like Salvador Dali was behind the camera given the weird angles.New ground: The Test was played at RFK Stadium in Washington DC (Huw Evans Agency)And whilst I’m certain that all of the commentators and summarisers were in the same location, the difference in sound levels made it seem like some were in Washington DC and others were 3,000 miles away in Washington State. Paul Williams provides his reflections on Wales’ 22-20 win over South Africa in Washington DC Thumbs up: George North celebrates Wales’ win over South Africa in the US (Huw Evans Agency) center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS In fairness, many of the mistakes weren’t down to Channel 4, as the broadcast was seemingly outsourced. But that isn’t the rugby public’s concern and it certainly won’t be who they blame. Channel 4 have a lot of work to do to avoid their coverage having the same reputation as Elton Jantjies’s hairdresser.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.last_img read more

House in Fontainhas / Fala

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs:  Ricardo LoureiroDesign Team:filipe magalhães ana luisa soares ahmed belkhodja peixoto rude lera samovich elisa sassi paulo sousaLandscape Architect:PomoContractor:civiflanco ldaCity:PortoCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Ricardo LoureiroRecommended ProductsMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingFaucetsAXORBathroom Collection – AXOR MontreuxWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsText description provided by the architects. The project is structured within overlapping antagonistic spatial structures. The ground floor is conceived as one uninterrupted space defined by a free curved wall. It is a volatile room with only one corner and two continuous white surfaces opening up to the vivid garden. Its inner elevations are carefully calculated.Save this picture!© Ricardo LoureiroSave this picture!DiagramaSave this picture!© Ricardo LoureiroConversely, the first floor is a composition of intricate rooms and rhythmic collisions of different geometries, a sequence of irregular spaces. The complexity is introduced to accommodate all the necessary programs, adapting to the narrow perimeter of the site. A set of equally distanced wooden beams supporting the roof causes inconvenient intersections. Save this picture!© Ricardo LoureiroIn contrast with the opposing spatial orders, materiality holds the house together. Fluent white walls are stuck between striped wooden floors and light blue ceilings, disturbed once in a while by flat blue doors, touches of marble or a pink kitchen.Save this picture!© Ricardo LoureiroThe back façade didactically reflects the three orders. The ground floor is completely open to the garden while on the first floor a single window frames a certain perspective of the dense context. The striped concrete cornice is introduced on both elevations and a blue circle, aligned with an unnecessary pink column, ends the peculiar composition. A ground floor dissolving into the garden, a precisely divided piano nobile, a headstrong roof.Save this picture!© Ricardo LoureiroProject gallerySee allShow lessRecycling Buildings: 10 Adaptive Reuse Projects in PortugalArticlesNCARB Releases 2020 Numbers Featuring First Results on Equity, Diversity, and InclusionArchitecture News Share Area:  255 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project House in Fontainhas / FalaSave this projectSaveHouse in Fontainhas / Fala CopyAbout this officefalaOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOportoOn InstagramPortugalPublished on July 17, 2020Cite: “House in Fontainhas / Fala” [Casa em Fontainhas / fala] 17 Jul 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Nebula SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagRoom Dividers – Partition Wall MDFStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Mar del PlataWindowspanoramah!®ah! SecurityPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelCarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Orbital® 07 COLORpunkt®LightsNorka lightingLuminaire – BelfastMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Portugal ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” “COPY” CopyHouses•Porto, Portugal House in Fontainhas / Fala Projects Year:  ArchDaily 2019 Houses Save this picture!© Ricardo Loureiro+ 9Curated by Matheus Pereira Share Architects: Fala Area Area of this architecture project Photographslast_img read more

‘Oscar is our Nelson Mandela!’

first_imgThirty-four Latinas who gathered in New York City’s Union Square Park carried signs reading, “Hasta regreso!” [“Until the return”], as they led another protest for 73-year-old Oscar López Rivera, on April 24. This political prisoner has been incarcerated for 34 years. This is why 34 women organizers — “34 women x 34 minutos x 34 years for Oscar in NYC,” their sign said in Spanish — called for this action. Many supporters filled the park.The women led English and Spanish chants, including, “No justice, no peace!” “Set Oscar López free!” and “34! 34! Not another year more!” These and more bilingual demands were made for 34 minutes; each minute represented a year of time he has served. This spirited, strong rally got attention from passersby. Many stopped to sign letters and petitions calling for the political prisoner’s freedom.López Rivera was active with the Puerto Rican community in Chicago to resist racist violence and the brutality of colonialism and exploitation. The people fought for community control, and supported national liberation movements for independence and self-determination.During this era, several armed clandestine political organizations formed in Puerto Rico, including the Armed Forces of National Liberation (FALN). López Rivera worked with them. In 1980, 11 FALN members were charged with the overtly political crime of seditious conspiracy — conspiring to oppose U.S. authority over Puerto Rico by force.A year later, López Rivera was arrested and became a co-defendant. He also faced charges of weapons possession. But López Rivera was actually punished for fighting for his beliefs and for the freedom of his country. He was never accused of hurting anyone or participating in violent crime.Of his 34 years imprisonment, and his many years in isolation, López Rivera says: “The U.S. government categorically denies it has political prisoners in its gulags. … It uses the denial as its license to violate our most basic human rights by subjecting us to isolation and sensory deprivation regimens that are nothing less than cruel and unusual punishment.“It uses it to hoodwink its own citizens to believe that it doesn’t criminalize dissenters or opponents of its wars and other imperialist practices … to disconnect us from our families, communities, supporters and the just and noble causes we served and try to continue serving.” (“The Case of Oscar López Rivera,” of López Rivera have included 10 Nobel Peace Prize winners, Coretta Scott King, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, former President Jimmy Carter, the United Methodist Church, the Catholic Archbishop of San Juan, New York state politicians, Puerto Rico’s Gov. Alejandro García Padilla, popstar Ricky Martin and international human rights coalitions.Important follow up plans include the International Day of Solidarity with Oscar López Rivera on June 20, when activists from 35 countries will demand his freedom at the United Nations. Everyone is invited to join with freedom fighters for this event. Come to Dag Hammarskjold Plaza for a rally from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. For information, email [email protected] orgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

The Next Green Revolution

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News The Next Green Revolution By Gary Truitt – Jan 31, 2016 SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleSoy Checkoff helping Profitability and SustainabilityNext articleMorning Outlook Gary Truitt The Next Green RevolutionRobb FraleyIn the past few decades, we have seen advances in biotechnology and data analysis. Now those two advancements may be coming together to spark yet another green revolution. The mechanical revolution and hybrid seeds were the major advances in agriculture in the 20th century. In the 21st century, it has been biotechnology and big data that have changed the way we farm.The major advances in the future will come from combining all these in new and different ways. According to Robb Fraley, Chief Technology officer with Monsanto, “Bringing together biotechnology in the seeds and plants with the data we are collecting with precision agriculture, drones, and sensors, we will be able to increase production and minimize agriculture’s footprint on the environment.”Fraley says this next revolution in agriculture will help us find solutions to some of most pressing problems including increasing food production to feed the growing world population while lessening our environmental impact. “We need to make decisions today on the technology that will allow us to farm better, more efficiently, and productively, he stated. “The key will be learning to produce more with less.” He believes the next technology to impact agriculture will also help us deal with some of the challenges we face from climate change.But, Fraley points out that we must keep consumers informed as we advance this new food production technology, “The science alone is not enough. We must have a consumers’ trust and enter into a dialogue with them about the new technology and why we need to use it.”He added companies, like Monsanto, must be more open to a dialogue with consumers in order to keep the public’s trust in the new technology. Facebook Twitter The Next Green Revolution SHARElast_img read more

Purple Reigns: TCU survives Minnesota in opener

first_imgFacebook First TCU spring game since 2018 gets fans primed for a highly-anticipated fall LaDainian Tomlinson calls for racial understanding, asks TCU to lead the charge Dean Straka Norrie climbs to No. 1 in national rankings Linkedin Previous articleTCU leads Minnesota 10-3 at the halfNext articlePurple covers Campus Commons for watch party Dean Straka RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Men’s tennis clinches consecutive Big 12 titles with win over No. 4 Baylor Dean Straka is a senior journalism major from Lake Forest, California. He currently serves as Sports Line Editor for TCU 360. His passions include golf, God, traveling, and sitting down to watch the big game of the day. Follow him on Twitter at @dwstraka49 Twitter Dean Straka Facebook While the offense had its ups and downs, the defense came out strong, despite concerns that its youth and lack of experience would pose a hurdle.Freshman linebacker Mike Freeze lived up to high expectations in his TCU debut, while veterans such as Kindred and junior defensive end Josh Carraway led the unit by forcing turnovers.Carraway recovered the fumble forced by Lathan in the first quarter that ultimately led to Doctson’s touchdown, putting the the Frogs ahead by 10.“I just saw Terrell (Lathan) coming around…so I just waited for him to make the play and of course as he does, he made the play,” Carraway said.Whether a defining win or an ugly win, the Frogs are thankful that they are leaving the Twin Cities with a tally in the win the column.“I did not care,” Patterson said. “One point (margin of victory) was all I wanted coming out this one. This was a hard ball game.”The team now heads back to Fort Worth where they will face Stephen F. Austin University on Saturday, Sept. 12 at Amon G. Carter Stadium. Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. ReddItcenter_img Dean Straka Linkedin printTCU Football walked away victorious in its first game of the season Thursday, defeating the University of Minnesota 23-17 in front of a record crowd of 54,000 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn.The No. 2 Horned Frogs totaled 449 yards of offense in the win, averaging 5.2 yards per play. Quarterback and Heisman hopeful Trevone Boykin completed 26 passes, throwing for 246 yards and recording a 19-yard rushing touchdown.Wide receiver Josh Doctson led the Frogs in receiving, totaling 74 yards and an 11-yard touchdown early on in the game.Sophomore wide receiver Desmon White also had a strong performance, ending the night with a career high five catches for 61 yards.Kicker Jaden Oberkrom shined with three field goals in the win, including a successful one from 53 yards out, the fourth-longest ever in TCU history.The TCU defense allowed 341 yards in the game, but several key stops and turnovers, including fumbles forced by safety Derrick Kindred and defensive end Terrell Lathan helped prevent the Gophers from ever taking a lead in the contest.Despite the victory, the narrow six-point margin of victory for the Frogs raised concerns about the offensive production and validity of their No. 2 ranking. Last year, TCU blew out Minnesota 30-7 at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, albeit both teams experienced several major roster changes in the offseason.TCU head coach Gary Patterson said he wasn’t surprised that Minnesota kept the game relatively close.“I told you it was going to be a tough game,” Patterson said. “We blew some opportunities in the red zone. Give Minnesota a lot of credit for the defense they played.”The Frogs opened the scoring with Oberkrom’s 53-yard field goal in the first quarter.Just one minute later, TCU extended its lead to 10-0 via an 11-yard touchdown pass from Boykin to Doctson. The Frogs recovered a fumble by Minnesota quarterback Mitch Leidner on Minnesota’s previous drive, leading to Boykin’s connection with Doctson.The Golden Gophers tallied a field goal in the second quarter to make it a 10-3 game.The Frogs would not score again until the opening drive of the third quarter, when Boykin took it himself for a 19-yard touchdown, making it a 17-3 lead for the Frogs.After that, the Frogs scored six points thanks to two more field goals from Oberkrom, while Minnesota went on two score two touchdowns through running back Rodney Smith and wide receiver KJ Maye, making it a six-point game in the final minutes.Minnesota attempted an onside kick with less than two minutes to play but Josh Doctson recovered it for the Frogs. TCU would hold on to seal the victory.The Frogs’ offense struggled at times, wasting several chances to blow the game wide open. In the second quarter with the Frogs up 10-0 and attacking in the red zone, senior running back Aaron Green fumbled the ball at the Minnesota 12-yard line, ending the scoring opportunity.In the third quarter, the Frogs had another scoring opportunity. Ahead 17-3, Trevone Boykin was picked off at the Minnesota 18-yard line by cornerback Eric Murray, whom Patterson called “one of the best corners they faced last season.”Boykin said despite the shaky performance of the offense, he is confident in its potential“We have a platform to get better every week,” Boykin said. “I am disappointed because I know we can do better than tonight, but with a win I’m always satisfied.”Boykin said working with new receivers was not a factor in the offensive performance Thursday night.“We have gone through training camp with all these guys so I am not going to sit here and make excuses and say what we didn’t do,” Boykin said. “It was the first game and now next week we just have to get better.”Minnesota quarterback Mitch Leidner (7) is stripped of the ball by TCU defensive end Terrell Lathan (90) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Paul Battaglia) + posts Twitter Dean Straka Equestrian upsets No. 1 Baylor, swept by Texas A&M at NCEA Championships ReddIt Equestrian defeated in Big 12 Championship Dean Straka TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin (2) evades the tackle of Minnesota offensive lineman Matt Leidner (60) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, in Minneapolis. AP Photo/Paul Battaglia) A host of rookie Horned Frogs find roles in the NFLlast_img read more

International investigation demanded in journalists’ murders

first_img News BangladeshAsia – Pacific Bangladeshi reporter fatally shot by ruling party activists Organisation Bangladeshi writer and blogger dies in detention Receive email alerts RSF calls for the release of Bangladeshi journalist Rozina Islam, unfairly accused of espionage News News Reporters Without Borders urges that an international investigative commission be formed to identify those responsible for the murder of a journalist couple last year.Sagar Sarowar and his wife, Meherun Runi, were stabbed to death in their apartment in the capital city of Dhaka on 11 February 2012. Sarowar was the news editor for Maasranga Television and Runi was working for ATN Bangla. “The investigation of the case by the ‘Rapid Action Battalion’ has stalled,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The RAB has insisted on its commitment to the case, but its record of human-rights abuses should be enough by itself to place the investigation in other hands.”The organization noted that investigators have repeatedly interrogated the murdered couple’s six-year-old son, Megh.Both journalists’ families have demanded an independent and transparent investigation. In support of their position, Reporters Without Borders requests Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to remove the RAB from the case and to support establishment of an international commission.The press freedom organization said that creation of a commission would send a clear signal of commitment to the fight against impunity in crimes against media workers. Increasingly, impunity is threatening freedom of expression in Bangladesh.The press freedom organization notes that the prime minister herself, in 2009, had demanded the assistance of the FBI and Scotland Yard in investigating a massacre of members of the military by mutineers.At the time of the journalists’ murders, Shahara Khatun, the then-interior minister, had said that those responsible would be arrested within 48 hours. But they remain at large.A demonstration in support of the families of the murdered couple was held in Dhaka and transmitted live by webcast. (See here)Journalist colleagues of the couple have repeatedly demanded progress in the investigation. In the absence of additional effort by the home affairs ministry and the police inspector general, media workers said they would launch their own investigation.On 9 October, Home Affairs Minister Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir announced the arrests of seven suspects: Tanvir Rahman, an acquaintance of Runi; Palash Rudra, a security guard at the couple’s residence; and Rafiqul Islam, Bakul Miah, Masum Mintu, Kamrul Hasan Arun and Md Sayeed, alleged robbers.Journalists and relatives of the murdered couple immediately denounced these arrests as an attempt to shield those really responsible for the crime.The year 2012 was especially deadly for media workers in Bangladesh. Two other journalists, Jamal Uddin, a reporter for the Bengali-language newspaper, Gramer Kagoj; and Talhad Ahmed Kabid, a correspondent for Dainik Narsingdi Bani, were killed on 15 June and 23 October, respectively. No suspects have been identified.These murders occurred against a backdrop of attacks and threats aimed at media workers. Government or police authorities are responsible for this climate of intimidation, which is the main reason that Bangladesh has fallen from 129th to 144th place in the 2013 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Help by sharing this information center_img Follow the news on Bangladesh February 11, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 International investigation demanded in journalists’ murders May 19, 2021 Find out more News BangladeshAsia – Pacific February 26, 2021 Find out more RSF_en to go further February 22, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Police too quick to rule out work-related motive in Cartago-based journalist’s murder

first_img ColombiaAmericas 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies ColombiaAmericas Receive email alerts Reports Reporters Without Borders thinks the police were a bit hasty in ruling out a work-related motive in the murder of journalist Javier Darío Arroyave, whose body was found yesterday morning in his home in the southwestern city of Cartago. Reporters Without Borders is stunned by yesterday’s fatal stabbing of journalist Javier Darío Arroyave in Cartago, in the southwestern department of Valle del Cauca. Aged 41, Arroyave was news director of local radio station Ondas del Valle, a Caracol affiliate, and a correspondent for the national daily El Tiempo. He also did other work.His body was found in his home yesterday morning. He had been stabbed many times and his laptop had been taken. The police quickly ruled out any connection with his work as a journalist but Reporters Without Borders says this possibility should be investigated.“Arroyave got into trouble several times in the past with the local authorities for covering corruption cases involving municipal and departmental officials,” the press freedom organisation said. “Colombian journalists who dare to cover this kind of story run the risk of serious reprisals. Although Arroyave did not report getting any direct threats prior to his murder, the possibility of a work-related motive cannot be dismissed out of hand. It should be considered along with other possible theories.”Arroyave’s Ondas del Valle colleagues began to suspect something was wrong when he did not turn up for the morning news programme, in which he was supposed to take part, and when he did not answer repeated calls to his home. They discovered his body when they went to his home and a neighbour with a copy of his door key let them in.The police said he was stabbed in the chest and abdomen. Three individuals are believed to have participated in the murder, taking his laptop and a few other personal effects. But no sign of a break-in was reported. Cartago police chief Armando Burbano said he did not think the murder was linked to Arroyave’s journalistic activities.However, the Reporters Without Borders partner organisation in Colombia, the Foundation for Press Freedom (FLIP), pointed out that former Cartago mayor Luis Alberto Castro suspended local government advertising for Arroyave’s programme in 2005, criticising him for trying to implicate local politicians in corruption. Cartago is also reputed to be one of the bases of the Norte del Valle drug cartel, allegedly led by Diego “Don Diego” León Montoya Sánchez.If the work-related motive is confirmed, Arroyave will be the first journalist to be murdered this year in Colombia because of his work. RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America Organisation News Help by sharing this information April 27, 2021 Find out more RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia RSF_en May 13, 2021 Find out more News to go further Follow the news on Colombia October 21, 2020 Find out more News September 6, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Police too quick to rule out work-related motive in Cartago-based journalist’s murderlast_img read more

Limerick schools urged to ‘Sow and Grow’

first_imgTwitter WhatsApp Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash TAGSlimerickSow and Grow Advertisement Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” LIMERICK schools can now apply for free ‘Sow and Grow’ packs to help enable school children across the county to learn how to grow their own food this Spring.Schools can log on to and register for a free Sow & Grow pack to be delivered to their school.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up This year the pupils will learn how to grow cress, baby carrots and runner beans.Each Sow  and Grow pack includes a detailed ‘how to grow’ guide focusing on learning in the classroom, soil, growing pots, seeds and expert food growing kits devised by GIY and innocent drinks along with details on how to cook and eat the food grown.Launching the programme, founder of GIY Michael Kelly revealed statistics from a household survey carried out by Behaviour and Attitudes Ireland, that 99 per cent of parents believe that children should know how to grow food.Michael said, “the level of engagement that we get from schools and children for this project each year is incredible. We know just how important it is for kids to learn about growing food from an early age and furthermore that 49 per cent of those surveyed have grown some food at home.However, the survey also found that there is still a lot of work to be done as 29 per cent of children do not eat enough fruit and veg and 14 per cent did not know where their food came from.Previously, the initiative has enabled 100,000 Irish primary school children learn how to grow vegetables in the classroom. and get a deeper connection with food.Registered schools can share their journey through social media and win prizes. Email Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Facebook Linkedin Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Previous articleBottom Dog is Drinking in AmericaNext articleBank of Ireland UL GAA High Performance Scholarships Awards Staff Reporter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live NewsLimerick schools urged to ‘Sow and Grow’By Staff Reporter – February 6, 2017 1260 last_img read more