GVC and MGM line up tribal betting partner in California

first_img GVC and MGM Resorts have made an early play for the Californian sports betting market by signing up to a partnership with the United Auburn Indian Community (UAIC).Under the terms of the partnership, MGM-GVC – which announced a $200m (£153m/€171m) sports betting joint venture in July – would provide its brands and proprietary technology to enable UAIC to offer retail and mobile sports betting and online casino and poker if and when any are permitted under state law. The tribe is the operator of Thunder Valley Casino Resort near Sacramento, which is the state’s biggest casino with more than 3,000 slot and video machines.MGM and GVC said that UAIC represents an “ideal initial partner” in California, providing access to the US’s largest state by population, if and when state law permits sports betting. Adam Greenblatt, GVC director of corporate development and strategy, described the partnership as “significant”.“It is not yet clear if California will authorise sports betting or interactive games generally, but with the overturn of PASPA possibly opening the door for sports betting, our tribe wants to be well-situated, and this agreement with the national leader in the field does just that,” said Gene Whitehouse, chairman of UAIC.The partners may have some time to wait until they can begin accepting bets in California, which, with around 40 million residents, is the most populous US state. It has four times more people than New Jersey, while none of the other existing ‘betting states’ have more than three million residents.There has been little progress in California since the repeal of PASPA almost six months ago, with the last major development being Assembly member Adam Gray’s introduction of a constitutional amendment that would allow the state “to permit sports wagering only if a change in federal law occurs” in July 2017.“All other gaming activities in California are subject to regulations that ensure the safety of consumers,” Gray said in a statement at the time. “Sports wagering should be treated no differently.”Within hours of the Supreme Court ruling, Gray reiterated his desire to further a pro-sports betting constitutional amendment.Under the terms of the 50/50 joint venture announced by GVC and MGM in July, both operators will each invest $100m. Both parties will bring exclusive access to all US land-based and online sports betting, online real money and free-to-play casino gaming, major tournament and online poker, and other similar future interactive businesses.MGM CEO Jim Murren said in a statement at the time that the pair “expect [to] dominate the US sports betting market.” Casino & games Regions: US California AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 9th October 2018 | By contenteditor Subscribe to the iGaming newslettercenter_img Topics: Casino & games Sports betting Tech & innovation Tribal gaming Email Address Venture partners prepare for betting developments in biggest US state GVC and MGM line up tribal betting partner in Californialast_img read more

Harel Mallac Limited (HML.mu) Q12012 Interim Report

first_imgHarel Mallac Limited (HML.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2012 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Harel Mallac Limited (HML.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Harel Mallac Limited (HML.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Harel Mallac Limited (HML.mu)  2012 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileHarel Mallac and Co. Limited is involved in the manufacturing and trading, business service as well as asset management businesses. The company operates through investment, corporate and property business services and manufacturing and trading segments.  Harel Mallac and Co. Limited also engages in the blending, trading, and selling of chemicals, fertilizers, and general goods, the provision of agro industrial, engineering, refrigeration, and electrical products, as well as air conditioning and fire protection, and waterproofing activities. Harel Mallac and Co. Limited has operations in Mauritius, Burundi, Madagascar, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Zambia. The company is based in Port Louis, Mauritius. Harel Mallac and Co. Limited is a subsidiary of Société de Lerca. Harel Mallac and Co. Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritiuslast_img read more

Pennsylvania priest rallies support for displaced Iraqi Christians

first_img Director of Music Morristown, NJ Comments are closed. Featured Jobs & Calls Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Tags Middle East Comments (4) Rector Collierville, TN Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Belleville, IL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit a Job Listing Press Release Service Submit an Event Listing Associate Rector Columbus, GA Richard McClellan says: Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Youth Minister Lorton, VA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Smithfield, NC December 21, 2016 at 3:18 pm I can’t imagine a more timely and more eloquent Christian witness,and I’m humbly proud that an Episcopal priest is at the forefront ofthis humanitarian intervention. December 17, 2016 at 2:53 pm I love stories like this about people interested enough, caring enough, and brave enough not to hesitate, deliberate or contemplate too much, but just to go and do. What a role model! The Rev. Christopher Bishop (right) helps distribute food to displaced Iraqi Christians during his trip to Iraq in September 2015. Photo: Stand With Iraqi Christians[Episcopal News Service] The way the Rev. Christopher Bishop tells it, it took just one pivotal conversation for him to feel a powerful calling to travel to northern Iraq as an unofficial Episcopal ambassador to displaced Christians, whose lives have been threatened by the rise of the group known as Islamic State, or ISIS.Bishop likens his awakening to the crisis to the moment years earlier when he suddenly felt called to become an Episcopal priest. In each moment, his life and labors took a sharp turn onto a new spiritual path.Bishop now is the driving force behind Stand With Iraqi Christians, which has grown over two years into an independent nonprofit organization with international partners and a growing slate of ministries. It began in late 2014 as an effort of his congregation, St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Radnor, Pennsylvania.“We had no idea what we were doing, but we had this heart for it,” Bishop said, and members of the church still are actively involved in supporting the mission of Stand With Iraqi Christians.So far, the organization has supported efforts to help Iraqi Christians with housing, employment and youth counseling. And Bishop, who worked as a filmmaker before becoming a priest, has traveled to Iraq and shot footage for a short documentary that now is being used to raise awareness of the displaced Christians’ plight.“Chris is a very talented guy, and he’s willing to listen very carefully, which is really a tremendous gift for working in cultures that are not our own,” said the Rev. Canon Robert Edmunds, the Episcopal Church’s Middle East partnership officer.The church already had a presence in the region through the Episcopal Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East, of which Iraq is a part through the Anglican Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf. Congregations in the United States have supported Episcopal ministries in the Middle East through the annual Good Friday Offering, which collects about $350,000 a year, Edmunds said.“The good news is people like Chris Bishop emerge from time to time with an interest and a capacity to advocate, to be healthy and helpful advocates for Christians in the region,” Edmunds said. “Chris is a paramount example of that.”Bishop, 56, has a strong pedigree: His father was an Episcopal priest in Ohio, upstate New York and Connecticut. But when he was younger he stopped going to church, calling his father’s faith “a lot of baloney.”The Rev. Christopher Bishop shows Iraqi children his video camera during his October 2016 visit to the Ashti Camp in Iraq. Photo: Stand With Iraqi ChristiansHe studied film in college and, based in New York City, pursued a successful career making documentaries and teaching film studies. But he also often felt disconnected, always observing people through a lens and rarely getting involved in their lives.He decided to leave his work in New York and start fresh in northern Michigan, where his family had a summer home. Then in early 2004, he came across a newspaper ad for General Theological Seminary back in New York City. Immediately, he felt called to the ministry and enrolled in the seminary.Bishop was ordained in 2007 and first worked as a priest in Hoboken, New Jersey, before taking over as rector at St. Martin’s in 2011.Current events in the Middle East were far from his mind. He said he actively ignored the rise of ISIS when violence began making headlines in 2014. His turning point came late that year when a parishioner’s father, who had lived and worked in Iraq, told him about the problem of Christians forced to flee their homes in Mosul after ISIS took over the city.ISIS-committed atrocities against local populations have been so severe that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in March 2016 described ISIS as being “responsible for genocide against groups in areas under its control,” including Iraqi Christians.“It’s entire worldview is based on eliminating those who do not subscribe to its perverse ideology,” Kerry said.Christianity’s roots in Iraq are nearly as old as the faith itself. Today’s Christian communities in Iraq are concentrated to the north, where the Chaldean Catholics are the largest group, according to a 2014 overview by The Economist. That report cited estimates of as many as 1.5 million Christians in Iraq before the 2003 U.S. invasion, a number that had since dwindled to as few as 200,000.Many of those Christians have fled east from Mosul to the Kurdish-controlled region in northern Iraq, particularly the haven city of Erbil. Their struggle with poverty in camps is what mobilized Bishop. He saw them as ignored by the outside world – including fellow Christians – and he resolved to go to Iraq and learn more about what could be done.“It was not, ‘Somebody should go do something about it,’ ” he said. He told himself, “No, dude, you’re doing something about that. You’re going to go there.”His congregation supported the mission, first by raising money and helping to get Stand With Iraqi Christians off the ground. Church members also were supportive of Bishop’s decision to travel overseas in September 2015 for his first of three trips to Iraq.He spent 12 days in Iraq filming footage that he would use to make “Where Is Our Place?” with the help of producer and editor Andrew Bilindabagabo. The 36-minute documentary features Bishop’s interviews with Christian leaders and displaced Iraqis about life in the camps, the fear of ISIS that prompted so many to leave their homes and the psychological toll felt by the families.“What’s happening in the Middle East is a genocide. It is ethnic cleansing. It is a persecution,” Chaldean Archbishop Bashar Warda says toward the end of the film. “And this land holds so many indigenous peoples who would like to live peacefully and to contribute to the country,”On that first mission trip, Bishop also used the money raised by his congregation to provide tablet computers for teachers in the camps, a sewing machine for seamstresses, and food for 80 of the displaced families. Stand With Iraqi Christians is now looking beyond emergency aid to help make a difference in the region.“We want to be in it for the long game,” Bishop said. One example this fall was a home-building project three hours south of Erbil, in Sulaymaniyah, to replace the tents that were providing insufficient shelter from the elements. Stand With Iraqi Christians is funding educational projects for The Etuti Institute, an Erbil-based youth organization. And, in a foray into microfinancing, $900 went to help a man in Erbil set up a new copy-shop business.A U.S.-led coalition launched new attacks on ISIS this fall in an attempt to retake Mosul, giving displaced Christians new hope of eventually returning to their homes in that region.“That was the Christian heartland, and it’s heartbreaking that so many Christians had to leave it – going into, usually, internally displaced persons camps … or they actually physically left the borders of Iraq,” said Bishop Michael Lewis of the Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf.He and other Episcopal leaders in the region are encouraged by Bishop’s dedication to Iraqi Christians and are looking to coordinate efforts with his group.Underlying those efforts is a desire to be present as fellow Christians, Bishop said.“Our first role is to listen … and walk with them through this horrible calamity that they’ve been through,” he said.– David Paulsen is a freelance writer based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Wauwatosa. 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Great British Duck Race aims to raise £500,000

first_img  31 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Oswestry-based organisers are encouraging charities to register to take part, and businesses and schools to get involved and nominate a charity.Once registered online, companies, schools and charities are given their own branded Great British Duck Race web page. It is then down to them to persuade clients, supporters, friends and family to visit that page and adopt a duck: “the more ducks your site sells, the more money your charity will make”.The organisers say that they have worked very closely with the Environment Agency to ensure an event that involves placing tons of plastic into a river is environmentally friendly. As well as “making sure that every duck is taken out of the river and doesn’t cause a hazard to the wildlife or river environment”, the organisers say they are “working with several companies to try and ensure that everything used in this race and World Record attempt is fully recyclable.”The World Record for a Duck Race is currently held by The Singapore Duck Race. In 2001, they sold and raced 123,500 ducks, raising $1,200,000 in the process. Great British Duck Race aims to raise £500,000 Tagged with: Events Giving/Philanthropycenter_img Howard Lake | 4 July 2007 | News On 2 September 2007 165,000 rubber ducks will be sent down 1km of the Thames to set a new World Record and raise over £500,000 for participating charities.The Great British Duck Race organisers are encouraging the public to pay £2 to adopt a duck and add a £3 recommended donation to one of the many participating charities. The first duck over the finishing line will win its owner £10,000, and there are 30 other prizes on offer too.The lead partner charities for the race are Down’s Syndrome Association, Sparks and The Waterways Trust. 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.last_img read more

Tesco raise over half a million pounds for Haiti Earthquake Appeal

first_img Over £582,000 has been raised by Tesco for the British Red Cross and DEC Haiti Earthquake Appeal.The money was raised by a mix of in-store employee fundraising, British Red Cross volunteer collections for the DEC appeal, a large corporate donation, and a Tesco Clubcard promotion. The Clubcard scheme allowed shoppers to donate their Clubcard vouchers to the appeal, generating an additional £10,000 for the British Red Cross Haiti earthquake operation. Tesco say that this is the first time that a UK retailer has used their customer reward scheme to fundraise for a major disaster.Money raised for Haiti is part of the wider British Red Cross and Tesco Emergency Response partnership, launched in January 2009, which provides holistic support to Red Cross emergency response at a local, national and global level by mobilising Tesco’s entire business. In just over one year the partnership has already raised £672,000 to support people affected by disasters in ten international countries and three UK communities. Tesco stores have also provided vital supplies for two UK emergencies during the Cockermouth floods and the UK-wide snow in this year’s winter.Tesco and the British Red Cross have been working together for over ten years with over £4.6 million donated to Red Cross and DEC emergency appeals.www.redcross.org.uk Tesco raise over half a million pounds for Haiti Earthquake Appeal 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  45 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 13 May 2010 | News Tagged with: corporate DEC Haitilast_img read more

From fundraising fun days to football: 14 ways companies are helping good causes

first_img Advertisement Greene King & MacmillanGreene King has now raised £7 million in 7 years for Macmillan Cancer Support, its national charity partner – £2 million of which was raised in the last year alone. Greene King team members have taken part in a diverse mix of challenges and events, ranging from the 400-mile Ultimate Brewery Bike Tour and Kilimanjaro treks to community-based events like family fun days and music festivals. ‘Macmillan May’, the company’s annual fundraising event, raised over £711,000 in 2019 alone. Individual team members have also taken on their own challenges, while small individual donations made at the point of purchase through Pennies, the digital charity box, have also added to the total raising more than £670,000 in its first year. CR Windows & St Peter’s HospiceCR Windows, a Bristol based window company, has managed to raise £1,110 for St Peter’s Hospice. At the end of 2019, the four-decade-old company pledged to donate £10 to the Hospice for every new order received in the month of January. St Peter’s Hospice, founded in 1978, is a cause close to the hearts of CR Windows’ employees, and was established the same year as the window company. Based in Kingswood, the window and door specialists has been supporting local causes for over 40 years, by donating money to causes including children’s sports clubs, The Grand Appeal and supporting TV projects such as DIY SOS, altogether donating more than £20,000 to local causes. From fundraising fun days to football: 14 ways companies are helping good causes Peninsula & Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital CharityManchester-based global employment law consultancy Peninsula has raised over £200,000 for Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity. In March 2019, the consultancy announced a three-year charity partnership with the charity with the focus on Peninsula raising £1million for the iMRI Scanner Appeal. The Appeal aims to raise £5million overall to purchase a new intra-operative MRI (iMRI) scanning suite that will revolutionise brain surgery at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital. Peninsula employees have already raised thousands through fundraising activities such as the Great Manchester Run, abseiling a 200ft building and a trek up Mount Kilimanjaro. Funds have also been raised through payroll deductions, which have been matched pound for pound in corporate donations. IPI & UK YouthReading-based digital contact centre specialist, IPI, has teamed up with UK Youth. IPI is undertaking a series of fundraising initiatives for the charity, while some of its employees are donating their time to mentor and coach young people participating in the charity’s programmes. IPI has raised £7,000 for the charity since October 2019, with more fundraising initiatives planned for 2020.  The company has also hosted a charity auction, which alone raised £4,000 for UK Youth. Thank you to all our colleagues and contacts who helped us raise more than £10,000 for @LeedsMind. As our charity of the year for 2019, we are proud to have helped support their work delivering mental health services across the #Leeds area: https://t.co/2ZpxYoJRn4 #charitytuesday— Shulmans Solicitors (@ShulmansLLP) February 4, 2020Shulmans & Leeds MindLeeds-based corporate law firm, Shulmans LLP has announced that it has raised more than £10,000 for Leeds Mind. Shulmans colleagues selected Leeds Mind as its charity of the year in 2019. During the year, the firm organised a series of fundraising initiatives, including a team taking part in the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge and a sky dive, alongside regular activities as part of Shulmans’ ongoing corporate social responsibility programme – with activities such as ‘The Great Shulmans Bake Off’, monthly dress down days and the annual boys vs girls netball match. The firm also supported national and regional awareness days, including Time to Talk Day and Multicoloured Monday.  548 total views,  5 views today Mobius Works & Empire Fighting Chance2020 will see  Mobius Works, the integrated services contractor, committing to 10 different charity challenges throughout the year, in a bid to raise £10,000 for Bristol youth charity, Empire Fighting Chance. The charity, which was visited by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle last year, was born on Bristol’s streets to tackle the impact of poverty on young lives. EDF & Prostate Cancer UKEDF has launched a new national charity partnership with Prostate Cancer UK. During a three-year partnership, EDF and its employees are aiming to raise over £100,000 each year by taking part in a series of creative, fun and engaging fundraising campaigns. Each of EDF’s regional branches will play a key part in meeting the fundraising target. Employees at EDF Doxford are focused on ensuring they organise a wide range of initiatives that help to not just raise money to help fight prostate cancer but also drive awareness of the disease among employees and their families who are most at risk of the disease. From Price Bailey’s fun day for Action Medical Research, to IPI’s employee mentoring with UK Youth, here is a round up of some of the ways businesses are supporting charities around the UK.  Price Bailey & Action Medical ResearchPrice Bailey has raised over £17,000 in a fundraising fun day (main image) in aid of Action Medical Research. With the challenge of raising as much money as possible in one day, staff took part in a range of fundraising activities that included quizzes, bake sales, collections in city centres, partners in the stocks and more. Many also decided to donate their pay for the day. The practice-wide charity day was the latest effort in a two-year fundraising campaign for Action Medical Research and specifically in support of its ‘Saving Tiny Lives’ campaign. The campaign is focused on generating funds in order to carry out research into reducing premature births. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  549 total views,  6 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Asda & FareShare South WestFareShare South West, based in Bristol, will have capacity to provide an additional 265,000 more meals to vulnerable and low-income people each year thanks to Asda funding the costs of a new van. The new van, along with a new, recently installed industrial chiller, will afford the charity extra capacity to recruit up to 31 new local charities and community groups in the next year. FareShare estimates the additional food it provides to frontline organisations could reach up to 3,317 more people at risk of hunger across the region. Aegon UK & 7 charity partnersAegon UK raised more than £106,000 for charity in 2019, as Aegon UK employees working with their Atos colleagues raised £106,471 for good causes UK-wide. £92,268 of this was for the seven employee selected charity partners, including West Lothian RDA, Forever Manchester and SiMBA. The remaining £14,200 was raised for a range of other good causes through matched funding and personal fundraising. Three of the charities attended a presentation at Aegon’s Edinburgh Park HQ where they received a cheque for more than £25,000 from new CEO, Mike Holliday-Williams. Melanie May | 13 March 2020 | News Webhelp & Dementia UKWebhelp has announced Dementia UK as its corporate charity partner for 2020. This partnership was nominated, and chosen, by employees at Webhelp. The funds raised will go towards the charity’s Admiral Nurse Dementia Helpline. The new partnership follows on from the success of Webhelp’s corporate charity support of Together for Short Lives, which resulted in over £31,000 being raised for the charity. Webhelp will be supporting Dementia UK throughout the year and posting regular fundraising stories, led by its on-site Engagement Ambassadors at www.webhelp.com. CASCAID & Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s CharityCASCAID has raised over £1.6million for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity (GOSH Charity) as part of a year-and-a-half long partnership. The money raised will help to fund a new Cardiac Catheter Lab at GOSH, to enable less invasive ways to diagnose and treat children with heart conditions. The partnership has been led by CASCAID’s ambassadors, who have undertaken various fundraising challenges from marathon running and mountain climbing to bake sales, and a singathon. CASCAID’s partnership with GOSH Charity was initially due to run until June 2019, however engagement with fundraising was so successful that CASCAID extended the partnership until the end of 2019. Manchester United, Cadbury, & Age UKAs part of the recently announced partnership with Mondelez, Cadbury and Manchester United have teamed up to promote Cadbury’s ‘donate your words’ campaign in support of Age UK. Eleven ‘Guests of Honour’ stood on the iconic Old Trafford pitch and shook hands with Manchester United’s first team ahead of their match against Watford. The Guests of Honour were all locals aged 61–87 and dedicated Manchester United fans who have benefitted from their local Age UK charity. The guests stepped out in front of a crowd of 75,000 fans, serving as a reminder of the issue of loneliness which affects hundreds of thousands of older people living within Britain’s communities, and aiming to inspire people to ‘donate your words’ by having a conversation with an older person. Tagged with: corporate fundraising Corporate Social Responsibility Ethical Superstore, Ella Daish & Changing LivesEthical Superstore has partnered with activist Ella Daish to launch an online ‘Eco Period Box’, collecting donations of plastic-free period products to help alleviate period poverty in an environmentally-friendly way. Daish started Eco Period Box so anyone can access plastic-free period products and the partnership takes the initiative online for the first time. When shopping with Ethical Superstore from 11 March to 21 April 2020, customers will have the option to donate a period product at the checkout, and for every 10 items donated Ethical Superstore will add two more. All items will be donated to Changing Lives for women and children who use its services in the North East, North West, Yorkshire and Midlands. About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. 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Trial of Turkish-Armenian editor’s alleged murderers to start on 2 July

first_img News Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit May 10, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Trial of Turkish-Armenian editor’s alleged murderers to start on 2 July News Help by sharing this information Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor Reporters Without Borders today hailed the announcement that 18 people will go on trial before an Istanbul court on 2 July for the murder of Hrant Dink, the editor of the Turkish-Armenian bilingual weekly Agos, who was shot three times in the head as he was returning to his office in Istanbul on 19 January.“We hope all the aspects of this case will be clarified, including the possible involvement of public officials,” the press freedom organisation said. “It is vital that the trial should be held in a secure and transparent manner, so that the court is not subjected to pressure or intimidation and is able to hand down an impartial verdict.”The trial is to be held behind closed doors on the grounds that the alleged shooter, Ogün Samast, is only 17. The long list of charges against him include “murder with premeditation” and “membership of a terrorist organisation.” The sentence requested by the prosecution for Samast is severe – 18 to 24 years in prison. Twelve of the 18 people accused are currently detained.Reporters Without Borders added: “It is essential that those who instigated this murder, whoever they are, should also be identified and punished.”The murder of Dink, who was of Armenian origin, was widely condemned, not only by the Armenian community but by many other Turkish sectors and throughout the world. Dink defended democracy and free speech, which he tried to put into practice in a difficult climate, and he had many run-ins with the authorities and Turkish nationalists as result of his courage and outspokenness. News Organisation Follow the news on Turkey Reporters Without Borders hopes the trial of Hrant Dink’s alleged murderers will shed light on all aspects of the case. “It is vital that the trial is conducted in a such a way that the court is able to hand down an impartial verdict,” the organisation said. to go further News Receive email alerts TurkeyEurope – Central Asia RSF_en April 2, 2021 Find out more Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law TurkeyEurope – Central Asia April 28, 2021 Find out more April 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros died in mortar fire

first_img Tim Hetherington, a British photojournalist working for Vanity Fair, and Chris Hondros, a US photojournalist working for Getty Images, were killed by a mortar round in Misrata, in western Libya. Two other photographers were wounded. All four were on Tripoli Street, the main road through Misrata, which was the target of an offensive by troops loyal to Col. Muammar Gaddafi. Organisation News RSF_en center_img April 20, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros died in mortar fire Help by sharing this informationlast_img read more

Police name journalist’s alleged killers, confirm reporting was motive

first_img June 25, 2015 Find out more RSF_en Hostile climate for Dominican media since start of 2015 September 22, 2014 Find out more Organisation August 11, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Police name journalist’s alleged killers, confirm reporting was motive Dominican RepublicAmericas to go further Follow the news on Dominican Republic Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information center_img The Dominican police have named the people they think masterminded and carried out the 2 August abduction and murder of journalist José Agustín Silvestre de los Santos and say the motive was an article by Silvestre linking the alleged mastermind to a recent murder.Also known as “Gajo,” Silvestre hosted the programme “La Voz de la Verdad” (Voice of Truth) on Caña Teve, a regional TV station in the east of the country, and edited a magazine of the same name.“We hail the effort that has been put into this investigation and its rapid results,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Solving this case will send a signal in the fight against impunity. Now that it has been confirmed that the victim’s work as a journalist was the motive, we must point out that the Dominican Republic continues to be a risky country for journalists who try to cover such subjects as street violence, corruption and organized crime.”According to investigators, Silvestre was abducted and murdered on the orders of Matías “Daniel” Avelino Castro, the owner of a hotel and advertising agency who used the alias of Joaquín Espinal Almeyda. They say Avelino wanted to avenge an article by Silvestre linking him to criminal activity including the murder of two people in the eastern city of La Romana.It was Avelino who allegedly asked Ángel Amed Mañón Gutiérrez to carry out the murder. Mañón was arrested with the murder weapon on 7 August and, according to the police, has since made a confession. The police have arrested three other suspected accomplices – Franklin Lugo Mejía, Denny Júnior Serrano and Elvin Canario de Oleo – and are searching for a fourth suspect, Fermín Marcelino Calderón, as well as the alleged mastermind.According to the police, traces of Silvestre’s blood were found in a rented car. Immediately after the murder, Avelino allegedly telephoned the head of the car rental agency, Antonio Rafael Fulgencio Lan, and asked him to destroy the rental contract. Fulgencio has been arrested and a judge yesterday ordered him held in pre-trial custody for three months on a charge of complicity. His lawyers plan to appeal.__________________________________03.08.11 – Investigative journalist’s murder probably linked to his work Reporters Without Borders condemns yesterday’s murder of TV presenter José Agustín Silvestre de los Santos, who was kidnapped in the eastern city of La Romana and was later found dead in El Peñon, on the road from La Romana to San Pedro de Macorís. He had been shot three times.“We urge the authorities to quickly identify those responsible for José Silvestre’s murder,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Those in charge of the investigation that is already under way should focus on the probability that his death was linked to his investigative coverage of crime and alleged links between drug traffickers and police and judicial officials.”Also known as “Gajo,” Silvestre, 59, hosted the programme “La Voz de la Verdad” (Voice of Truth) on regional TV station Caña Teve and edited a magazine of the same name. Local newspapers reported that four unidentified individuals forced him into a car in La Romana at about 8 a.m. yesterday. Witnesses said they heard shots fired.Silvestre had reported being followed a few days before his murder. According to the newspaper Diario Libre, he had been forced to leave La Romana temporarily after making allegations on the air on 30 July about a recent murder.On the orders of President Leonel Fernández, attorney-general Radhamés Jiménez yesterday created a special team led by national police chief José Armando Polanco Gómez to investigate Silvestre’s murder. Police said they had already arrested seven suspects but they have not yet identified any alleged perpetrators or masterminds.A criminal defamation charge was brought against Silvestre last May for accusing La Romana prosecutor José Polanco Ramírez on the air of links with drug trafficking. Shots were fired at Silvestre’s home and he spent six days in detention before being released on bail of 100,000 pesos (2,600 euros).The investigation of this murder should be a top priority for the authorities in a country where the press freedom situation is, on the whole, fairly satisfactory. News News February 15, 2017 Find out more Journalists wounded while covering street clashes in Santo Domingo News Dominican Republic: News presenter and producer gunned down in mid-broadcast News Dominican RepublicAmericas last_img read more

USC Physicians to Discuss Health Topics Everyone Cares About on April 25

first_img Community News Top of the News Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 29 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday center column 5 USC Physicians to Discuss Health Topics Everyone Cares About on April 25 From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 | 8:02 pmcenter_img Herbeauty6 Trends To Look Like An Eye-Candy And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNow She’s 19 – Look At Her Transformation! Incredible!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena More Cool Stuff 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. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe First Heatwave Expected Next Week L-R: Namir Katkhouda, MD (Professor of Surgery, Director USC Bariatric Surgery), Peter Crookes, MD (Professor of Surgery) and Joerg Zehetner, MD (Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery) Photo by Keck Medical CenterPeople who are 75 to 100 pounds overweight are at risk for health complications, including type 2 diabetes, cardiac arrest or even premature death. At the Keck Medical Center of USC, they assist patients who have struggled with traditional weight loss methods by offering a comprehensive and supportive approach that includes weight management programs and procedures performed by pioneering surgeons, Namir Katkhouda, MD (Professor of Surgery, Director USC Bariatric Surgery), Peter Crookes, MD (Professor of Surgery) and Joerg Zehetner, MD (Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery).Topics to be discussed include, weight loss methods, patient selection process, the latest weight loss surgery techniques & findings and health benefits of weight loss & results.Everyone is invited as available options, surgical techniques are being discussed. Questions will be entertained after the discussions. This is a free health seminar on Thursday, April 25, 2013, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the University Club of Pasadena, 175 North Oakland Avenue, Pasadena. RSVP required.Log on to usc.edu/esvp (code: HEALTHMATTERS4) or call (323) 442-2830.last_img read more