Aspire to acquire BtoBet in €20m deal

first_imgAspire’s revenue in the first six months of 2019 amounted to €77.4m (£70.1m/$91.6m), up 17.4% from €66.0m in the corresponding period last year. “Aspire Global can now compete for any deal, big or small, that exists out there.” Aspire to acquire BtoBet in €20m deal 17th September 2020 | By Aaron Noy Aspire will also pay an additional consideration, based on BtoBet’s performance over the following two years. This consideration will be equal to seven times BtoBet’s earnings before interest and tax at this point, minus the €20m already paid. The deal is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2020. Finance Aspire Global has struck a deal to acquire sportsbook technology provider BtoBet for an initial €20m (£18.3m/$23.6m), allowing the supplier to extend its business into the sports betting vertical. “This is a perfect match,” he said. “We are impressed by the qualities of the Neuron Sports platform and in addition we will get access to new growth markets, new potential big deals and new opportunities. “With the acquisition of BtoBet we have become a true global B2B company which owns and provides an igaming platform, sports betting, casino games and games aggregator as well as managed services for all continents and markets. The supplier has partnered with 32 operators between Europe, Africa and Latin America, with a particular focus on the latter two regions. Aspire said this made it a perfect fit with Aspire, which has a stronger presence in Europe and North America. “I am truly enthusiastic about the opportunities we see by becoming part of Aspire Global, the powerhouse for igaming operators,” BtoBet founder Alessandro Fried said. “With our joined forces we will take this new global igaming offering in every corner of the earth. During the first six months of 2020, BtoBet generated revenue of €3.1m, while EBITDA came to €1.2m. In 2019, it generated revenue of €4.4m and EBITDA of €1.5m. Topics: Finance Sports betting Platform Email Address Aspire chief executive Tsachi Maimon said the acquisition means his business will be involved in all major areas of online gambling thanks to access to BtoBet’s Neuron 3 sports betting platform. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter “We have been in the industry for a long period of time and finally we met the perfect partner that matches our vision and with which we can build a stronger presence globally.” Earlier this week, Aspire appointed Antoine Bonello, formerly of William Hill and Flutter Entertainment, as its new chief operating officer and managing director of its Malta business. Bonello will begin in the role on 1 November, replacing Dima Reiderman, who opted to step down as COO for personal reasons Aspire Global has struck a deal to acquire sportsbook technology provider BtoBet for €20m (£18.3m/$23.6m), allowing the supplier to extend its business into the sports betting vertical. The deal consists of €15m in cash at the closing of the deal, then a further €5m more twelve months after the deal closes.last_img read more

World Cup 2019: Sell your tickets on Official Resale Platform

first_imgCricketLatest Sports NewsSports BusinessNewsSport Cricket Previous articleICC World Cup 2019: Who will face India in the semisNext articleTNPL 2019 player draft to feature 878 players Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. 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OnlineTLC’s So Freaking Cheap Takes Penny-Pinching to the ExtremeE! OnlineUndoICC has reminded the fans that if they can no longer want to attend one of the #CWC19 semi-finals, they can make their ticket available for other fans to purchase at face value on the Official CWC19 Ticketing Website.The tickets for the first semi-final at Old Trafford can be sold until 12 noon British Standard Time on Monday, July 8. Tickets for the second semi-final at Edgbaston will be on sale till 12 noon on July 10, Wednesday.The fans can login to their CWC19 ticketing account where the ticket resale page will show all of the tickets that are eligible for resale posting. The fans can select the ticket they want to sell by clicking in the box and then press ‘Submit’.Once the submission has been authorised by the Cricket World Cup ticketing team, the ticket will be available for others to purchase. This will be reflected under the ‘Status’ heading. ICC will promptly approve and send confirmation by email and notify on the seller’s online account.Also Read: ICC World Cup 2019 LIVE: When and Where to Watch live streaming and Full ScheduleIf a ticket fails to sell, ICC will email the seller by 7 pm (BST) the day before each semi-final.The seller will receive an automatic refund for the sold tickets within 28 days to the card on which the original transaction was made. No further action will be required.The seller also gets the option to cancel the submission by clicking on ‘Withdraw’.Those who have received their physical tickets can also resell the same online. Following the successfully sale, the tickets will be void and the holders do not need to return them. They will not gain access to the stadium.Also Read: ICC World Cup 2019: The traits that make Jasprit Bumrah a geniusICC World Cup 2019: A good gesture by Virat Kohli and Rohit SharmaICC World Cup 2019: Who will face India in the semis Football Facebook Twitter BCCI Apex Council Meet: BCCI to bid for 3 major global events in next tournament cycle starting from 2024; Check Latest Sports News By Kunal Dhyani – July 4, 2019 PSL 2021 Eliminator 1 PES vs KAR LIVE: best way to watch Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings Live Streaming in your country, India, Follow Live update Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore Cricket Football Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Matteo Pessina goal helps Italy beat Wales, finish top of Group A with flawless record; Follow Live Updates WTC Final LIVE: Devon Conway continues red-hot form, slams fifty to provide New Zealand dream start The International Cricket Council has created an opportunity for the fans to sell the World Cup 2019 tickets on Official Resale Platform. The fans whose teams have made it to the knockout stage, or who are willing to watch the last-four round action, will get the tickets on face value.The sellers will primarily be the fans whose teams have failed to progress beyond the round robin league. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSICC Cricket World Cup 2019ICC World CupICC World Cup 2019ICC World Cup 2019 Resale PlatformICC World Cup 2019 ScheduleICC World Cup 2019 TicketsSports Business NewsSports Business News India SHARE Cricket Cricket PSL 2021 Qualifier 1 ISL vs MUL LIVE: best way to watch Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans Live Streaming in your country, India, Follow…last_img read more

Zenith Bank PLC (ZENITH.ng) 2019 Annual Report

first_imgZenith Bank PLC (ZENITH.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about Zenith Bank PLC (ZENITH.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zenith Bank PLC (ZENITH.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zenith Bank PLC (ZENITH.ng)  2019 annual report.Company ProfileZenith Bank Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services for the personal, commercial, corporate, private and investment banking sectors. The company also offers non-banking services such as foreign exchange, treasury, trade services and cash management services. Its full-service offering ranges from transactional accounts, savings accounts and deposits to short term investment funds, association accounts, personal funds management, funds transfer service and import letters of credit. Established in 1990 and formerly known as Zenith International Bank Limited, the company changed its name to Zenith Bank Plc in 2004. The company has three subsidiaries: Zenith Bank (Ghana) Limited and Zenith Bank (Sierra Leone) and Zenith Bank (Gambia) Limited. It has representative offices in South Africa and The People’s Republic of China. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Zenith Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Have you Tried the New Pink Drink at Starbucks?

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter 2 COMMENTS Reply The Anatomy of Fear Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate June 6, 2016 at 10:37 pm A new item on the Starbucks secret menu has “broken the internet.” So maybe not broken the internet, but it’s certainly getting a lot of attention.The new pink drink off the secret Starbucks menu is quickly becoming a fan favorite.Made by shaking up the coffee chain’s hot-pink Strawberry Açai Refresher with coconut milk and fresh fruit (your pick — strawberries or blackberries), the Barbie-pink beverage is taking social media by storm, reported Time.Using #pinkdrink on Twitter, you can find dozens of posts regarding this new secret menu item, some fans calling it a magical elixir. One barista tweeted they made 15 pink drinks in one day.Have you tried this secret menu item yet? We want to see your pictures of the pink drink. We tried this last weekend and really liked it so we made it at home using the recipe from here: http://beautyandthebeets.com/starbucks-pink-drink-copycat-recipe/ Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. JustForThis June 6, 2016 at 2:27 pmcenter_img Jane Richardson TAGSPink DrinkStarbucksTwitter Previous articleRepublican Women Celebrate 10 Years in ApopkaNext articleWekiva High Student wins Applause Award Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR An Orlando blogger created this recipe! Please enter your name here Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address herelast_img read more

Andy Goode’s funny interactions with referee Wayne Barnes

first_imgWednesday Feb 24, 2016 Andy Goode’s funny interactions with referee Wayne Barnes Former England number ten Andy Goode has become even more of a cult hero of late, after making a comeback to professional rugby aged 35, and taking to the field looking more like a forward than a back. His boot has done the talking though, with a string of top performances.Here is a look at Newcastle Falcon’s 26-25 victory over Northampton Saints, with Goode and referee Wayne Barnes taking part in a number of very funny exchanges.After the game Goode tweeted about Barnes and what a top man he is. You can also see a few other funny tweets below that, telling the story somewhat.I wish every referee let you converse with them & had a sense of humour like Barnsey! Top ref, good bloke too! https://t.co/yeFt9JCf5V— Andy Goode (@AndyGoode10) February 23, [email protected] @RugbyTonight @HarryMal10 @AndyGoode10 if you look closely, this is not really role model behaviour! pic.twitter.com/7brDAxUj9l— Cholmondley-Warner (@gasthebadger) February 22, 2016The body feels fresh after 80 minutes yesterday! Naaaaaaat! Might have to have an afternoon Corona to ease the aches! #professionalrecovery— Andy Goode (@AndyGoode10) February 22, 2016ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Funnies Related Articles 29 WEEKS AGO WATCH: American reacts to brilliant Nigel… 29 WEEKS AGO Video of John Kirwan apologising while wearing… 29 WEEKS AGO Simon Zebo reveals how ‘absolute lunatic’… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

New Chief Executive for Charities Aid Foundation

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Stephen joins CAF after a career in the commercial sector, where he was Group Director of Strategy for the Lattice Group PLC, the UK’s leading provider of energy infrastructure networks, and before that a Director of Transco PLC. This followed on from a 24 year career with BP, where he helda number of positions in the UK and overseas.Sir Brian Jenkins, CAF’s Chairman of Trustees, commented, “In Stephen Ainger, we have found the best person to succeed Michael Brophy: he has all the right instincts and experience to take CAF forward and to meet the challenges posed by the need to generate greater charitable resources.”Stephen Ainger said: “This is an enormously exciting opportunity for me. Charitable activity is something very close to my heart and in which I believe we all have a role to play. CAF has achieved a huge amount in increasing charitable funding over the last two decades and I look forward to leading its team of dedicated and expert staff.”  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis New Chief Executive for Charities Aid Foundation Stephen Ainger has taken over as Chief Executive of Charities Aid Foundation (CAF).He succeeds Michael Brophy who is retiring after twentyyears in the post. Advertisement 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. Howard Lake | 21 October 2002 | Newslast_img read more

Global Witness wins two $1m prizes

first_img 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. Howard Lake | 6 March 2014 | News  39 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Global Witness wins two $1m prizes Tagged with: Awards Fundingcenter_img Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Investigative and campaigning organisation Global Witness has been awarded two million dollar prizes. TED and the Skoll Foundation will both give their annual prizes to the charity.TED will make its award to Charmian Gooch, Global Witness Co-Founder and Director, and The Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship will be presented to all three Co-Founders and Directors – Patrick Alley, Charmian Gooch, and Simon Taylor – and the organisation itself.Although both organisations decided separately to make their awards to the charity and its founders, they have decided to make the announcement together, with the aim of further highlighting the 20 year record of Global Witness. The organisation investigates, analyses and campaigns against natural resource-related conflict and corruption and associated environmental and human rights abuses.TED PrizeTED is “the nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading”. Chris Anderson, TED curator, said:“That both TED and Skoll independently selected Charmian and Global Witness as recipients of these prizes is a remarkable testament to their daring investigative and campaigning work. The TED Prize is granted annually to an inspiring individual with a world-changing wish – one that Charmian will reveal at the TED Conference in just two weeks’ time.”Its annual prize is awarded to “an extraordinary individual with a bold, creative vision to spark global change”. Charmian Gooch will announce her wish live from the main stage at the annual TED Conference. This will be broadcast live on 18 March.Skoll Awards for Social EntrepreneurshipThe Skoll Foundation presents the Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship each year to “transformative leaders who are disrupting the status quo, driving large-scale change, and are poised for even greater impact”.Sally Osberg, President and CEO of the Skoll Foundation, said:“Social entrepreneurs are, by definition, disruptors. Patrick, Charmian, and Simon’s leadership epitomises great social entrepreneurship in Global Witness’s quest to expose global conflict, corruption, and environmental degradation, lifting millions out of poverty and protecting the environment. We are delighted to announce Patrick, Charmian, and Simon as among our 2014 Skoll Awardees.”The awards will be made at the Annual Skoll World Forum which takes place in Oxford  from 9-11 April.Charmian Gooch, Co-Founder and Director of Global Witness, said that the awards were “a rocket boost to our work – making it possible for us to carry out even more cutting edge investigations, report on matters in the public interest, and launch hard hitting campaigns that challenge vested interests and change the system.”[message_box title=”About Global Witness” color=”blue”]Founded in 1993, Global Witness is a UK not-for-profit based in London and Washington DC.Global Witness investigates and campaigns to change the system by exposing the economic networks behind conflict, corruption and environmental destruction. The organisation focuses on undertaking hard-hitting investigations into matters of public interest that expose the companies, the corrupt, the bankers, the corporate executives, and the middlemen of various kinds who willfully enable corruption to take place on a grand scale. Global Witness reports on these matters, and launches campaigns that change the terms of debate and set the global agenda.[/message_box]last_img read more

Power outage in Puerto Rico

first_imgPeople wait in line to buy ice during the massive blackout in San Juan, Puerto Rico.The dictatorial Financial Control Board (FCB, called the Junta by progressives) created under the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stabilization Act (PROMESA) aimed at determining Puerto Rico’s destiny, met for the first time on Sept 30.This meeting was not in San Juan, Puerto Rico, but in New York. That sent a clear message about the location of economic and political power imposed on the Caribbean nation.In less than half an hour the Junta’s seven members — all unelected — approved and immediately announced a plan of action: The island’s current governor — and the winner of the upcoming November elections — will have only a secretarial role, turning in weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports to the Junta.The Junta will take control of the central government and 20 major publicly run corporations, such as the Water and Sewer Authority, the Electric Power Authority, the prestigious University of Puerto Rico, the public radio-TV station, the teachers and judiciary retirement fund, and other agencies that remain solvent despite the deep economic crisis.Remember that the Junta was set up to pay the bondholders on Wall Street, not to help the Puerto Rican economy.As the Junta met, demonstrators who reject that imposition of power took to the streets in both New York and Puerto Rico. In Puerto Rico, police used violence to arrest five protesters, thus foreshadowing an expected increase in repression against social and political movements.The power outageThe consequences, reactions and responses to this dictatorship will be discussed in future articles. In this one we focus on the Sept. 21 power outage.On that day, the most serious power outage in recent history had the impact of a declaration of war. It illustrated the consequences of the austerity processes that the Junta will enforce. The Electric Power Authority (AEE) was already being administered by a board — independent of the Junta — which executed similar austerity measures that the Junta plans to impose on other departments. Thus, the power outage vividly illustrates how the Junta’s austerity plan — disguised as “restructuring” — will inflict negative consequences on the people.For two days, the people were forced to endure seasonally high temperatures, worsened by the lack of water due to pump failure, plus excessive traffic congestion due to lack of traffic lights. (Here we must mention that Puerto Rico has no real public transportation system, making transport by private vehicles a necessity.) There were even accidental deaths, and all kinds of problems that result from lack of electric power, such as spoiled food, small producers’ loss of income, etc.Thanks to members of the Union of Workers of Electrical and Irrigation Industries (UTIER), who toiled tirelessly for more than 24 hours, it was possible to control the situation despite the AEE’s failures. Compañero Angel Rafael Figueroa Jaramillo, president of UTIER, told WW-Mundo Obrero about the significance of the power outage.WW-MO: What was the cause of the outage?ARFJ: Your readers should understand that it was this [financial] crisis that caused the outage; it had nothing to do directly with the country’s generation [of electrical power]. It was directly related to policies of austerity and economy in the country’s power generation. These are two different things.There’s no doubt there was a fault in the switches in the Central Aguirre yard. But the power plant at Central Aguirre suffered no damage. The output transmission lines — the 230,000 volts coming out — broke down as a result of a switch that was not working because it lacked proper maintenance.Now if a [power] reserve had been available on the power line — we used to always have a reserve equal to or slightly greater than the largest plant on the line, in this case 500 megawatts (mw) — that reserve would have absorbed the demand that existed before the [Central Aguirre] machine went offline.As part of the austerity measures, the executive director of AEE, Javier Quintana, on July 25 signed off on a reduction of the reserve from 550 mw to 300 mw. That led other plants, which didn’t have the capacity to absorb consumer demand at that time, to activate a self-protection mechanism that switches them off. This includes privately owned plants [two private plants are both in the south of the island].WW-MO: What does management and the government see as the future of AEE?ARFJ: There’s no doubt that this is a policy of privatization that [the capitalist rulers are] trying to implement on a worldwide scale and in Puerto Rico. The way they get popular legitimacy for this policy is based on three principles: let services deteriorate; raise the cost of services; wage a campaign against the state enterprise, in this case AEE, so that the country turns against the company. Then, as if by magic, the solution is to put the company into private hands, even for a service so essential as providing electricity.For more than 15 years, UTIER has been pointing out and denouncing the road [the capitalist bosses] are taking. They are obstructing the work of the people who work for the country. They refuse to repair the equipment, they abandon preventive maintenance, and they let maintenance systematically deteriorate.In turn, service costs were increased in an unscrupulous way, and there was no coherent explanation from the state to try to help the country understand the reasons [for the increase]. On the contrary, what [the state] did was join in the campaign of demonization of the company, saying the company was holding the country for ransom, that we were victims of the AEE. And the country was beginning to adopt a negative attitude about its own company, the company of the people of Puerto Rico.As part of this systematic process of neglecting maintenance, [the AEE administration] started to indicate that the AEE is so much in debt that it is almost impossible to meet its creditors’ demands. In the process they hired the private company AlixPartners, headed in Puerto Rico by Lisa Donahue, and began a process of alleged debt restructuring, together with a process of restructuring the company’s operations.From the point of view of the private sector, making the company more efficient is nothing other than reducing costs for those operations that directly affect the amount and quality of services to the people.Then [the AEE administration] started to quickly abandon some obvious things. Our electrical system did not get repaired, to the extreme that when a problem begins at the point of power generation, another more complicated one occurs, [in] transmission and distribution.To solve both types of problems, [the AEE administration] resorted to leaving people without service through selective outages in sectors, communities or cities. … [That was] creating an environment of hostility toward the company caused by the poor quality of service provided.In addition, in 2014 the Puerto Rican government approved anti-worker Law 66, [which] led an abrupt departure of thousands of public service workers. In our case, more than 1,200 left who had between 25 and 30 years of service, which meant we lost the experience they had developed and accumulated working on technical tasks.WW-MO: What does UTIER propose?ARFJ: First,the country must be educated. Some [people] are already orienting on the impact of the PROMESA Act and the Junta; we’ll do it on the theme of energy. It has to be more strategic, more successful.In [the last] three to four days, we have changed the discourse from the position that privatization is bad because it costs more. No, what we do now is compare the two models, the private and the public.Do we have the money? No. That dispenses with the discussion over whether there’s money or not.Let us evaluate the private model. Do [companies] have $4 billion to invest? Yes. What is it going to cost us? There will be interest on that investment. And the bill goes to the people. It will generate profits [that the people will pay].Let’s evaluate the public model. Do we have the money? No. Can we get it? Yes. Through what mechanism? We can self-finance.Both models will cost the country money because we have to invest. But in the public model you can make a “spill” — a special contribution for three or four years to create a fund to not only build some new units, but also rebuild the entire transmission system.Will that “spill” pay interest? No. Will it generate profits? No.Then, [for the] Puerto Rican people, which of the two will cost less?That has led to the country becoming interested in the subject. In places where we have explained it over time, people immediately decide in favor of the public model.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Farm Safety and Health Week 2019 Underway

first_img SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Farm Safety and Health Week 2019 Underway By Ashley Davenport – Sep 16, 2019 Farm Safety and Health Week 2019 Underway Since the FDR administration was in office in 1944, the third week of September has been recognized as National Farm Safety and Health Week.This year’s National Farm Safety and Health Week theme is “Shift Farm Safety into High Gear” as a way to remind everyone it’s their responsibility to keep safety on the farm and the road top of mind in rural America.In a national declaration, President Donald Trump said farmers, ranchers and foresters and their families “endure long, strenuous hours of labor to provide for the American people and the world. We recommit to the well-being of all agricultural workers by pursuing initiatives that improve their work environments.”Secretary Sonny Perdue echoed the president’s sentiments, mentioning that agriculture can be a high-risk environment.“Farming is not always the safest profession, and it is our responsibility to continue to improve workplace safety and pursue initiatives that create healthier work environments.”Here are this year’s daily themes:Monday, September 16, 2019 – Tractor Safety & Rural Roadway SafetyTuesday, September 17, 2019 – Farmer Health & Opioid/Suicide PreventionWednesday, September 18, 2019 – Safety & Health for Youth in AgricultureThursday, September 19, 2019 – Confined Spaces in AgricultureFriday, September 20, 2019 – Safety & Health for Women in Agriculture Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleCorn Growers Continued Frustration Over Small Refinery WaiversNext articleTrump Administration Shows Flexibility in USMCA Proposal Ashley Davenportlast_img read more

Radio journalist murdered in northeastern Peru

first_imgThe Loreto region, which is very rural and hard to travel around, has for years been marked by drug trafficking, illegal logging and corruption. In a message about Alvarado on Facebook, Radio Láser’s staff said her “mission was to eliminate corruption in Datem del Marañón province.” Aged 28, Alvarado was a presenter on Radio Láser, a local radio station, and worked for the public relations department of Datem del Marañón. December 13, 2019 Radio journalist murdered in northeastern Peru News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the authorities in Iquitos, the capital of northeastern Peru’s Loreto region, to quickly shed light on the murder of Sonia Alvarado Huayunga, a journalist whose body was found in the province of Datem del Marañón, one of this Amazonian region’s six provinces, on Tuesday the 10th of December, three days after she went missing. The body bore the marks of blows and strangulation. “Justice must be rendered to Sonia Alvarado and her family,” said Emmanuel Colombié, the head of RSF’s Latin America bureau. “We call on the Peruvian authorities to shed all possible light on this murder and to pay the utmost attention to the possibility that it was linked to the victim’s work as a journalist.”   RSF_en Organisation Help by sharing this information The murder motive is not yet clear but the police said they have arrested her ex-husband, Felipe Cáceres Rodríguez, as the main suspect. Cáceres had quarrelled with her and had threatened her several times. The national daily La República reported that she had been investigating illegal logging in the region, in which Cáceres is alleged to have been directly involved. Peru is ranked 85th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index.last_img read more