Everi reduces Q3 declines as casinos reopen

first_imgQ3 results 2020 Topics: Casino & games Finance Tech & innovation Online casino Product & technology Slots Q3 results 2020 Payments Everi reduces Q3 declines as casinos reopen 3rd November 2020 | By Robin Harrison The decline in fintech revenue, meanwhile, was blamed on casino closures and capacity limits for reopened venues. Revenue for cash access services, such as debit and credit card services, accounted for the bulk of fintech’s contribution, at $34.0m, though this was down 21.3%.  “Our operations strengthened throughout the third quarter, with better performance at the end of the quarter compared to earlier in the quarter,” he explained. “While the future impact of the pandemic remains uncertain, our improved results highlight the resilience and strength of our recurring-revenue streams.” Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: US Chief executive Michael Rumbolz said this growth, which ran through to earnings and net profit, demonstrated a “quicker than previously expected” recovery. Equipment sales declined to $6.2m, while revenue from information services increased to $14.6m, of which approximately 80% was recurring.  Email Addresscenter_img Gaming operations accounted for $47.0m of the total, including a $2.0m contribution from interactive gaming, which represented a 66.7% rise. Everi’s video lottery terminals operated by the New York Lottery contributed $1.1m, having only resumed operations from 9 September. Revenue comprised $57.2m from games, down 17.5% year-on-year, and $54.9m from financial technology (fintech) down 15.9%.  AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Read the full story on iGB North America. The decline in gaming revenue, Everi explained, was largely down to lower electronic gaming sales, which the supplier said was down to operators conserving capital as part of their Covid-19 mitigation efforts.  Tags: Everi Holdings Gaming and financial technology provider Everi Holdings said the reopening of casinos across the US helped the business recover from the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) shut-down in Q3, though continued operating restrictions saw revenue remain below prior year levels. As such gaming unit sales declined 48.0% to $10.2m, with 492 units sold at an average price of $18,209, compared to 1,040 units in the prior year period.  Revenue for the three months to 30 September came to $112.1m, a significant improvement on the $38.7m generated in the Covid-19 hit second quarter, but still down 16.7% year-on-year. last_img read more

Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (NAHCO.ng) 2010 Abridged Report

first_imgNigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (NAHCO.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2010 abridged results.For more information about Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (NAHCO.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (NAHCO.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (NAHCO.ng)  2010 abridged results.Company ProfileNigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (nahco aviance) is an investment holding company in Nigeria with business interests in aviation services and support. This includes aviation cargo, aircraft handling, passenger facilitation, crew transportation and aviation training. The company was established in 1979 as the sole ground handler at the newly-commissioned Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos. Today, Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc handles 70% of domestic and foreign airlines operating in Nigeria encompassing 35 airlines at 9 airports across Nigeria. Subsidiary companies include Mainland Cargo Options and Nahco Power Energy and Infrastructure. The Federal Government through Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has a 60% equity stake in the aviation enterprise. The remaining 40% is held by Air France, British Airways, Sabena and Lufthansa. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

CIEL Limited (CIEL.mu) HY2017 Presentation

first_imgCIEL Limited (CIEL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2017 presentation results for the half year.For more information about CIEL Limited (CIEL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CIEL Limited (CIEL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CIEL Limited (CIEL.mu)  2017 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileCIEL Limited is an investment company headquartered in Ebene, Mauritius. The company operates in the following segments: agriculture and property, financial services, hotels and resorts, textiles, and healthcare businesses. The activities of the company are spread out over five countries that include Mauritius, Madagascar, Asia, Maldives and South Africa, just to name a few. CIEL Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Have £10k to invest? I’d ditch a Cash ISA and buy these 2 FTSE 100 shares right now

first_imgHave £10k to invest? I’d ditch a Cash ISA and buy these 2 FTSE 100 shares right now G A Chester | Tuesday, 10th November, 2020 | More on: NG POLY Image source: Getty Images Investing in FTSE 100 shares could be a wiser move than saving money in a Cash ISA. The best interest rate on an easy-access Cash ISA right now is just 0.65%. As the current level of inflation is 0.7%, the real value of your savings is being nibbled away. Furthermore, interest rates aren’t forecast to increase significantly over the coming years.As such, investing in higher-yielding FTSE 100 shares, in a Stocks and Shares ISA, could be a much better strategy. Sure, there’s always a risk of the capital value of a stock falling. But this risk can be reduced by investing across a diverse range of businesses.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…With this in mind, here are two FTSE 100 stocks that pay generous dividends. These could help supercharge the return on your savings, and lead to impressive capital and income growth in the long run.One of the most reliable FTSE 100 sharesNational Grid (LSE: NG) is the biggest utilities company listed on the London Stock Exchange. At a current share price of 935p, its market capitalisation is £33bn.The group is a monopoly owner and operator of big chunks of the UK’s vital gas and electricity infrastructure. It also owns regulated assets in the north east of the USA. It’s a capital-intensive business, meaning it has to make substantial long-term investments. The reward for this is a regulatory framework that allows reasonable and reliable returns for shareholders.National Grid paid a dividend of 48.57p per share for its last financial year. This was a rise of 2.8% on the previous year, in line with its policy of annual increases matching RPI inflation. At the current share price, the running yield is 5.2%.I’d be happy to buy shares in this FTSE 100 utilities giant due to the generous yield. But also because of the nature of its business and record of reliable dividend increases.Mining dividendsPrecious metals miner Polymetal International (LSE: POLY) is among the world’s top 10 gold producers and top five silver producers. Its assets are in Russia and Kazakhstan. At a current share price of 1,690p, its market capitalisation is £8bn.The company’s trailing 12-month dividends total $1.02 per share (65.3p at the conversion dates). Therefore, the running yield is 3.9%.However, City analysts are expecting a big uplift ahead, in part due to the company’s recently revised dividend policy. A payout of $1.34 per share (101.5p at current exchange rates) is forecast for 2021. This produces a yield of 6% for buyers at the current share price.I’d be happy to be one of those buyers. The company has a strong committment to providing shareholders with “superior sustainable dividends.” And I reckon the prospect of a 6% yield for starters is highly attractive.FTSE 100 shares knock spots of cash!In summary, and in my opinion, National Grid and Polymetal International are two strong picks for a portfolio of diversified FTSE 100 shares. There are currently a good number of blue-chip businesses with solid long-term growth potential and appealing dividend yields that knock spots off cash. Therefore, a portfolio of such stocks could produce impressive total returns in the coming years. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Don’t miss our special stock presentation.It contains details of a UK-listed company our Motley Fool UK analysts are extremely enthusiastic about.They think it’s offering an incredible opportunity to grow your wealth over the long term – at its current price – regardless of what happens in the wider market.That’s why they’re referring to it as the FTSE’s ‘double agent’.Because they believe it’s working both with the market… And against it.To find out why we think you should add it to your portfolio today… There’s a ‘double agent’ hiding in the FTSE… we recommend you buy it! Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img See all posts by G A Chester G A Chester has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Click here to get access to our presentation, and learn how to get the name of this ‘double agent’! Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shareslast_img read more

Will the Auto Trader share price rally more? Here’s what I think

first_img FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Manika Premsingh owns shares of Deliveroo Holdings Plc, Ocado Group, and Rightmove. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Auto Trader, Ocado Group, and Rightmove. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Enter Your Email Address Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. Image: Auto Trader center_img Manika Premsingh | Friday, 11th June, 2021 | More on: AUTO Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. It has been a great week for Auto Trader (LSE: AUTO) at the stock market. The FTSE 100 e-marketplace for automobiles has seen a 13% increase in share price in a week. That it is up around 17% over the year, puts the extent of this rise in context.Yesterday alone, it rose by 6.6%. The Auto Trader share price is now at all-time highs. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The latest increase follows the release of its full-year results for the year ending 31 March 2021. At first glance, it could appear surprising that the Auto Trader share price responded so swiftly and positively to clearly weak numbers. Its revenue fell by 29% and pre-tax profit was down 37% compared to the year before. Positive about the current yearThe reaction, in my view, is not to what has happend but to the improved outlook for Auto Trader. As I went through the results, two statements stood out. One, that the pandemic is having little impact on its financial performance for the current year, at least so far. As the economy picks up further during the year, I reckon that the company can continue to perform. This is particularly because travel is now possible again after over a year of confinement. For the 12 months to March 2021, new car registrations fell by almost 25%, which could change. Also, low interest rates could encourage consumers to buy cars. Robust long-term prospectsTwo, it expects to be a beneficiary of the shift towards online buying for cars over the long term. A version of this statement was also made by CEO Nathan Coe, who said that “There has been a dramatic shift towards buying online, which means we now have more buyers than ever turning to Auto Trader”. I am a believer in the potential of the online industry. The number of companies that rely on technology for sales will only grow over time. This is especially so for multinationals, which are expanding into newer markets. This is why I hold shares of companies like Ocado, Rightmove, and Deliveroo. Auto Trader can be seen under the same umbrella. Much like Ocado is an e-grocer and Rightmove is a property e-marketplace, Auto Trader is an e-auto seller. So over the long term, I think it could be a good buy for my portfolio. Possible pandemic impact for the Auto Trader share priceI will keep an eye out for any ongoing impact of the coronavirus on its future numbers. The pandemic is not over yet. And auto sales come under discretionary demand. This means that consumers will cut back on these purchases first if there is a surge in Covid-19 again. Also, to me, the sudden share price increase looks unsustainable. The Auto Trader share has merit, without a doubt, but I think its share price will fall from the current highs. I think then will be a good time to buy the stock, even with the continued pandemic risk. I would buy it on a dip. Will the Auto Trader share price rally more? Here’s what I think I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. 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Casa PA / Tabuenca & Leache

first_img Area:  486 m² Area:  486 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  photographs:  Luis PrietoPhotographs:  Luis PrietoSave this picture!© Luis PrietoRecommended ProductsWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXText description provided by the architects. Surrounded by various buildings, the only interesting sight offered at the back, sloping meadow crowned by the castle and the ruins of the church (at the time of writing the project). This situation pushes introversion: A south facing L, defined by a concrete volume of copper cover, which protects against northern winds and noises of the street, hugging a main courtyard to pouring the day area, bounded in its two remaining sides by elongated pond, leaning against another wall, and a small guest pavilion. The steep slope of the plot and cross economic and functional reasons, suggest placing the rooms on a lower floor, more private, without losing contact with the ground.Save this picture!© Luis PrietoThe outdoor spaces are as important here as the interiors. No residual spaces. The house is organized to define and characterize as open spaces (rooms without ceiling) with different roles and personality, often serving as an extension of stays.Save this picture!© Luis PrietoThe two entrances, pedestrian and vehicle in the street endpoints, define the two levels of the house. From the small courtyard and pedestrian access has a vision of the pond. The sound of water from a source must accompany the visitor to the lobby. An internal staircase, which receives natural light courtyard, leading to the rooms. The kitchen, which is to clausurable, is a piece of furniture within the space. A small patio light enters downstairs and isolates the most public billiard room and the family room area. The slope of the roof can achieve in the inner wall to a height of over four meters, useful for hanging art-gallery owner. A unique skylight makes the sun bathe and walk the wall, while the rest of the yard glass enclosure is protected by the eaves summer ruffles.Save this picture!© Luis PrietoThe guest pavilion, with separate access, can meet summer wardrobe functions. On the basement floor, the courtyard house drilling vertically sheds light on the landing of the staircase and separate garage rooms and service areas.Save this picture!© Luis PrietoThe house adopts a low profile, close to the ground, avoiding volumetric excesses. It offers an external image blind, reserving its most friendly and human inside. Concrete walls with standard industrial formwork, shield against unwanted views and channel visual leaks that expand interior perspectives.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow less’The Poetics of Boxes’, an exhibition on the work of Mathias KlotzEvent2Day Languages / MasquespacioSelected Projects Share Spain “COPY” Casa PA / Tabuenca & LeacheSave this projectSaveCasa PA / Tabuenca & Leache Save this picture!© Luis Prieto+ 17 Share 2005 Casa PA / Tabuenca & Leache CopyHouses•Gorráiz, Spain “COPY” ArchDaily Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/413656/casa-pa-tabuenca-and-leache Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/413656/casa-pa-tabuenca-and-leache Clipboard Photographs CopyAbout this officeTabuenca & LeacheOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesGorráizHousesSpainPublished on August 12, 2013Cite: “Casa PA / Tabuenca & Leache” 12 Aug 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abstract EarthPartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesKingspan Insulated PanelsInsulated Wall Panels – Designwall R-seriesWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMBricksNelissenSpecial Bricks – Slips and HalvesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta cladding in Le TrèfleEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEASideboardsUSMLow Shelving – HallerTable LampsLeds-C4Lighting – ElampMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Houses Architects: Tabuenca & Leache Area Area of this architecture project 2005 Year: last_img read more

Carassale House / BAK Architects

first_imgArchDaily Carassale House / BAK ArchitectsSave this projectSaveCarassale House / BAK Architects Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/425864/carassale-house-luciano-kruk Clipboard “COPY” Argentina Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/425864/carassale-house-luciano-kruk Clipboard Year:  2012 Architects: BAK Arquitects Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2012 “COPY” Save this picture!© Gustavo Sosa Pinilla+ 47 Share Save this picture!© Gustavo Sosa PinillaText description provided by the architects. Costa Esmeralda is a private venture on the dunes of the coast of Buenos Aires, 390 km from the city of Buenos Aires. This is a recent development with a young acacia and pine trees afforestation with a few consolidated forest sectors. Save this picture!© Gustavo Sosa PinillaThe batch to intervene is at the edge of a zone of young vegetation. It is located between a higher area with a dense plantation to the left, and a low area to the right, with no vegetation sown and abundant pastures of the region. Specifically, the land has some acacias and only nine young maritime pines-mostly clustered near the front line, one in the center and one in the background, so the project begins with the premise of preserving all existing trees. This was a very particular request, as one member of the couple who contacts the studio is an architect that, being unable to take care of the project due to time and distance, turns to colleagues with whom she shares architectural criteria. Save this picture!© Gustavo Sosa PinillaIn the first interview they say that, although the family is composed of the couple plus three small children, the idea is to have many places to sleep since they plan to share the house with friends over long stays. For the same reason, the social area also had to be generously sized. Therefore it is suggested to solve some bedrooms as cabins, as the house could not exceed 150 or 160 m2. The gathering place will integrate the kitchen and have a fireplace which should enable barbecuing, when is not possible to do it outside. It should also have an outdoor grill, expansion places and a place to be used as a laundry room and warehousing for beach items. Save this picture!© Gustavo Sosa PinillaWas also highlighted the need to have a very fluid relationship with the outside in all rooms. The formalization of the house would have to be austere and of very low impact in this rough environment, highly appreciated by the clients. Save this picture!SectionIt was decided to locate the house in the central area of the property – the highest and with just one tree to integrate-resolving it into two mutually perpendicular volumes intersect at different heights, following the contours of the lot, separating at the junction to let in a young maritime pine that over time will become the main character. Save this picture!© Gustavo Sosa PinillaThe first volume is an elongated prism, parallel to the street and open at both main sides producing a semi covered which integrates the grove of trees located in the front with the rest of the batch. The second, another elongated prism located three steps below to fit the contour of the lot, houses four bedroom and resolves two clearly differentiated facades: the western, closed, corresponds to the circulation and shared bathroom, and the eastern, open, with large windows allowing the integration of the three bedrooms with the outside. The last bedroom, the main, opens to the backyard with an important semi covered space and a private terrace protected from the view of the rest of the house and overlooking a rugged landscape that will not vary over time because there are no neighbors adjoining the back of the property.Save this picture!Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessAD Classics: The National Art Schools of Cuba / Ricardo Porro, Vittorio Garatti, Rob…Architecture ClassicsTime-Lapse: One World Trade CenterArticles Share Carassale House / BAK Architects CopyHouses•La Esmeralda, Argentina CopyAbout this officeBAK arquitectosOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPinamarArgentinaPublished on September 12, 2013Cite: “Carassale House / BAK Architects” [Casa Carassale / BAK Arquitectos] 12 Sep 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abstract EarthPartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesKingspan Insulated PanelsInsulated Wall Panels – Designwall R-seriesWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMBricksNelissenSpecial Bricks – Slips and HalvesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta cladding in Le TrèfleEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEASideboardsUSMLow Shelving – HallerTable LampsLeds-C4Lighting – ElampMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Durham Cathedral launches Make a Will Month campaign

first_imgDurham Cathedral launches Make a Will Month campaign Melanie May | 14 September 2016 | News Tagged with: legacies Remember a Charity AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 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. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Advertisement  49 total views,  1 views today  50 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Durham Cathedral has launched an inaugural Make a Will Month campaign to encourage local people to get their affairs in order by making a will.Launched during this week’s Remember a Charity in Your Will Week, the campaign will see solicitors across the county waive their usual fees for one month, and inviting people to donate a suggested amount to Durham Cathedral instead.Durham Cathedral has partnered with four Durham solicitors’ firms: BHP Law, Gordon Brown Law Firm LLP, NE Law LLP and Swinburne Maddison LLP, all of which will be offering standard single or joint wills free of charge.Anyone making a will is to be invited to make a donation in support of Durham Cathedral, with the suggested amounts being £80 for a single will or £130 for a joint will. This covers basic wills, but those with more complex family arrangements can still benefit by paying a small fee to cover the extra work required.Durham Cathedral development officer (corporate and trust), Clare Chillingworth, said:“We are encouraging people to make a will because it’s something that so many of us put off doing and the consequences can have a huge impact on our families when we die.“The Make a Will Month campaign is designed to make the process as easy as possible and give people the incentive they need to get their affairs in good order, but it also helps charities like us, who benefit from the fee that the solicitors agree to waive.”last_img read more

Another outspoken blogger gets a long jail sentence in Azerbaijan

first_img “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says Help by sharing this information AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia Organisation Reporters Without Borders condemns the five-year jail sentence that Omar Mamedov, a 19-year-old blogger and opposition activist, has received from a Baku court on a trumped-up drugs charge. He was the victim of a politically-manipulated trial designed to silence a government critic. Bloggers continue to be jailed in Azerbaijan despite President Ilham Aliyev’s claim to the Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly on 25 June that his country has “a free Internet.”The Baku court imposed the five-year jail sentence at the prosecution’s request on 4 July after convicting Mamedov of “possession of drugs” under article 234.4.3 of the penal code – a charge routinely used against opposition activists in Azerbaijan.Held since 24 January, Mamedov was an active blogger who often reported human rights abuses and used to manage the “Selections from AzTv” and “Named after Heydar Aliyev” Facebook pages, which are very popular news sources because of their caustic criticism of the government. “Selections from AzTv” was visited by around 500,000 people in June.A member of several opposition political movements, Mamedov joined the civic youth movement NIDA after his arrest.“This was the latest of many political trials, one in which defence rights were violated in order to silence an outspoken critic,” said Johann Bihr, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk.“We call on the justice system to overturn this conviction on appeal and acquit this blogger of the absurd charges brought against him. The Council of Europe should draw the appropriate conclusions from this increase in repression being orchestrated by Azerbaijani government.”Mamedov insisted on his innocence throughout the trial. Referring to article 295 of the penal code, he told the judge and prosecutor: “You will be punished in the future for every unjust verdict you issue. Neither you nor your bosses will be able to avoid it.”His lawyer, Khalid Bagirov, and the Institute for Reporter Freedom and Safety (IRFS) said the prosecution produced no evidence to support the charges. Observers said the fact that the court took 50 minutes to read the complete verdict after the jury deliberated for only half an hour reinforced the impression that the verdict was decided in advance.Mamedov was studying abroad when his father was summoned to the interior ministry’s general directorate for organized crime and was told to get his son to stop “slandering” the government. Mamedov said he returned to Baku to ensure that the harassment of his family ended, although he knew what awaited him.Bagirov said he would file an appeal with no expectation of success because he wanted to exhaust all possible legal recourse in Azerbaijan in order to refer the case to the European Court of Human Rights.Azerbaijan assumed the rotating presidency of the Council of Europe’s committee of ministers on 14 May. It is the most repressive of the organization’s 47 member states, which is supposed to guarantee respect for human rights in the region.Ranked 160th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index, Azerbaijan has more journalists and netizens in prison than any other former Soviet republic. Follow the news on Azerbaijan June 4, 2021 Find out more RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia News Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakh June 8, 2021 Find out morecenter_img (Photo : Contact.az ) News April 9, 2021 Find out more News News Receive email alerts RSF_en July 11, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Another outspoken blogger gets a long jail sentence in Azerbaijan to go further Convicted on a trumped-up drugs charge at the end of a political trial last_img read more

“We do not want another Shi Tao case”

first_img February 23, 2021 Find out more August 25, 2008 – Updated on July 21, 2016 “We do not want another Shi Tao case” RSF_en April 27, 2021 Find out more Organisation A Bombay high court ordered Google’s subsidiary on 15 August to reveal the identity of a blogger who used the pseudonym “Toxic Writer” to post comment’s criticising Gremach on Google’s blog platform, Blogger.com.“We urge Google’s executives not to comply with the local law and to appeal against the court’s decision,”Reporters Without Borders said. to go further News Follow the news on India News IndiaAsia – Pacific IndiaAsia – Pacific March 3, 2021 Find out more Indian journalist wrongly accused of “wantonly” inaccurate reporting RSF demands release of detained Indian journalist Siddique Kappan, hospitalised with Covid-19 News News Receive email alerts |left> Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard has written to Google CEO Eric Schmidt and one of Google’s founders, Sergey Brin, about a defamation lawsuit that the Indian construction company Gremach brought against Google’s Indian subsidiary, Google India Private Ltd, in February.As a result of the action, a Bombay high court ordered Google’s subsidiary on 15 August to reveal the identity of a blogger who used the pseudonym “Toxic Writer” to post comment’s criticising Gremach on Google’s blog platform, Blogger.com.Indian law governing the use of personal data makes no provision for the parties concerned to oppose disclosure. As far as the Indian authorities are concerned, Google India Private Ltd is subject to local law and must name the person who posted the disputed content.“Under the Indian law concerning cyber-crime, IT Act 2000, a company is presumed responsible for the content posted on the websites it hosts unless it can demonstrate its innocence. Google has just two options – either prove that its local subsidiary was not aware of the offending content at the time it was posted, or that it was posted in violation of the warnings it had issued,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We urge Google’s executives not to comply with the local law and to appeal against the court’s decision.”Ménard’s letter, dated 21 August, refers to the precedent of Chinese journalist Shi Tao and the US company Yahoo!, whose compliance with a Chinese government request in 2005 to identify one of its clients resulted in Shi being sentenced to 10 years in prison.“You must be aware of the ensuing public relations disaster for Yahoo! and the apology that your counterpart and rival, Jerry Yang, had to give to the US Congress after it held him responsible for his client’s imprisonment,” the letter says. “Seize the opportunity you are being given to demonstrate transparency by defying the Indian court’s request in the name of the international standards that protect free expression.”Ménard points out that the Global Online Freedom Act (GOFA) proposed by US representative Christopher Smith would protect US companies operating in foreign countries with authoritarian governments that could ask them to reveal their clients’ personal data. “The GOFA would require all such requests to be submitted to the US government, thereby extricating them from a delicate situation.”Ménard adds: “We remind you that article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly, says: ‘Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers’.”Read more about the lawsuit against Google in IndiaRead more about the Shi Tao / Yahoo! caseRead more about the GOFARead the letter : |right> Help by sharing this information India: RSF denounces “systemic repression” of Manipur’s medialast_img read more