London Stock Exchange in merger deal

first_img whatsapp KCS-content London Stock Exchange in merger deal by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeHealthyTed Health Magazine10 Surprising Benefits of Bananas You Possibly Didn’t Know AboutHealthyTed Health MagazineAll Things Auto | Search AdsNew Cadillac’s Finally On SaleAll Things Auto | Search AdsTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameElvenarIf You Need to Kill Time on Your Computer, this Fantasy Game is a Must-Have. No Install.ElvenarAll Things Auto | Search AdsNew Acura’s Finally On SaleAll Things Auto | Search AdsPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryBest Selling Grills | Search AdsTraeger Blaze & American Grills On SaleBest Selling Grills | Search AdsHero WarsBig Boss of internet games!Hero Wars THE LONDON Stock Exchange (LSE) has agreed a merger with Canada’s TMX Group to create one of the world’s biggest market platforms.The merged company will have a market capitalisation of £4.3bn, making it the seventh-biggest exchange in the world and the largest in terms of number of companies listed.The London Stock Exchange has a secondary share listing in Toronto, which it could use to acquire TMX.The deal is the first major strategic move made by chief executive Xavier Rolet, who is battling to restore the LSE to its former glory, and creates a mining and resources-dominant exchange at a time of surging commodity prices and unprecedented exploration activity.Some of the largest mining companies in the world are listed on the LSE, whilst the Canadian bourse’s TSX exchange hosts several of the largest gold miners.The combined group will be co-headquartered in London and Toronto and would continue to be overseen by regulators in both countries.Rolet, who joined the LSE two years ago, is poised to take the reigns of the merged bourse.TMX chairman Wayne Fox would become chairman of the new entity, whilst the Toronto-based exchange’s chief executive Thomas Kloet would be president.Backers of the LSE are expected to support the merger.Bourse Dubai, the London exchange’s largest shareholder with a 20 per cent stake, as well as Italian banks UniCredit and Intesa Sanpaolo are in favour of the deal. The Qatar Investment Authority, which holds a 15 per cent stake in the LSE, also backs the plans.TMX Group operates three bourses; Toronto Stock Exchange, the Montreal Exchange and the Calgary-based TSX Venture Exchange, together valued at C$2.97bn (£1.86bn).The LSE is valued at £2.4bn, based on last night’s closing share price of 892p per share. Shareholders in LSE would take 56 per cent of the combined unit, which would become the second biggest exchange for shares traded and would overtake the Nasdaq in terms of annual revenue.The deal comes as exchanges worldwide attempt to consolidate in the face of increasing competition from alternative trading platforms such as Bats and Chi-X Europe.Singapore exchange SGX last month agreed a $7.8bn (£4.8bn) takeover approach for Australia’s ASX, creating Asia’s fourth-largest stock exchange.In 2007, an early wave of consolidation saw the New York Stock Exchange buy pan-European trading platform Euronext, Nasdaq buy OMX and Deutsche Borse buy the International Securities Exchange. The London Stock Exchange has faced a number of takeover approaches in recent years from foreign bourses, including German exchange Deutsche Borse in 2004, Australia’s Macquarie in 2005 and Nasdaq in 2006.The deal, which will require approval from the Canadian authorities, will see the group co-headquartered in London and Toronto. Share whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Tuesday 8 February 2011 9:31 pm Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Protests mar BP’s meeting

first_img Protests mar BP’s meeting whatsapp Thursday 14 April 2011 9:05 pm KCS-content BP management faced angry protests from shareholders yesterday, as investors concerned about Russian deals, tar sands projects and the Gulf of Mexico disaster gave the company a bloody nose in the annual vote. BP said yesterday that prospective Russian partner Rosneft has given the firm more time to clear the path for its £10bn share swap, though bosses yesterday remained cautious. Chief executive Bob Dudley confirmed that BP had offered to buy out Russian partner AAR to allow its deal with Rosneft to go ahead, while chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg conceded: “I don’t think it would be a possibility to bring them on side more than we thought we had.”Dudley said the relationship with AAR “is not dysfunctional, it’s noisy. Our relationship is very good with Rosneft, and with TNK, it’s not personal. It’s business.”Svanberg stressed that Russia remains a key part of BP’s strategy, pointing out that the TNK-BP project has delivered $16bn (£9.8bn) in dividends since it was formed in 2003. A sizeable minority of shareholders – 11 per cent – voted against BP’s director remuneration report, while five per cent rejected its annual report, compared with last year when 91 and 99.8 per cent of voters approved the respective resolutions. BP’s first AGM since the Gulf disaster last April drew dozens of vocal protestors. Svanberg told the meeting that five shareholders lobbying for the rights of Gulf fisherman had been barred from entry, while four people shouting against BP’s Canadian tar sands projects were dragged out of the ExCel centre by security. Share whatsappcenter_img Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesMoneyPailShe Was An Actress, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming Nearby Scottsdale (Take a Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search Ads Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Grand Casino Kursaal Bern launches Swiss online casino brand

first_imgThe website is now live and offers a range of online casino games to players in Switzerland. Grand Casino Kursaal Bern launches Swiss online casino brand In July, Swiss gambling regulator Eidgenössischen Spielbankenkommission said online gaming licensees in the country were able to generate a total of CHF23.5m (£20.1m/€21.8m/$25.9m) in revenue during 2019. 15th September 2020 | By Aaron Noy Legal igaming launched in Switzerland in July 2019, with all revenue generated in the market coming during the latter part of the year. Casinos Austria International’s Grand Casino Bern in Kursaal has become the latest land-based casino in Switzerland to launch an online gambling website. In terms of land-based activity, total revenue from Switzerland’s 21 casinos amounted to CHF742.5m in 2019, of which category A licensees – larger venues in urban areas – contributed CHF449.0m. The site will operate under Grand Casino Bern’s online gambling licence, which, secured in November last year, permits the operator to run online casino games alongside its existing land-based offering. Another Casinos Austria International property, Casino Interlaken, launched igaming under the domain in February this year. Casinos Austria International’s Grand Casino Bern in Kursaal has become the latest land-based casino in Switzerland to launch an online gambling website. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwittercenter_img Grand Casino Bern’s land-based facility opened in April 2002, but is currently operating on a limited hours and capacity basis due to novel coronavirus (Covid-19) restrictions in the country. Topics: Casino & games Casinos Austria International (CAI), Casinos Austria’s subsidiary that operates venues in other countries, earlier this month posted a loss for the first half of 2020, as revenue fell by more than 30% to €52.8m. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Casino & games Regions: Europe Switzerland The operator’s €52.8m in revenue for the six months to 30 June, was down 30.5% year-on-year from 2019. Email Addresslast_img read more

Cocoa Processing Company ( Q32020 Interim Report

first_imgCocoa Processing Company ( listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Cocoa Processing Company ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Cocoa Processing Company ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Cocoa Processing Company (  2020 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileCocoa Processing Company processes raw cocoa beans and manufacturers a range of cocoa products for the Ghana market and for international export. Products produced at The Chocolate Factory in the semi-finished range include cocoa liquor, butter, natural/alkalized cake or powder. These semi-finished products are used as ingredients to produce chocolate and other cocoa-based food products. Products manufactured at The Confectionary Factory are sold under the Golden Tree brand name and include chocolate bars, chocolate-coated peanuts, drinking chocolate powder, chocolate spread and natural cocoa powder. Cocoa Processing Company is the only manufacturing company in the world which processes premium Ghana cocoa beans without blending. The company was founded in 1965 and its headquarters are in Tema, Ghana. Cocoa Processing Company is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Franklin M. Berger joins Episcopal Relief & Development board

first_img In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Collierville, TN Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit a Job Listing Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Franklin M. Berger joins Episcopal Relief & Development board Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Episcopal Relief & Development, Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Bath, NC An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Submit a Press Release Featured Events Rector Albany, NY Rector Shreveport, LA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Featured Jobs & Calls Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Tampa, FL The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Tags Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Washington, DC Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis People New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books [Episcopal Relief & Development press release] Episcopal Relief & Development announces that Franklin M. Berger, CFA, has joined its Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2014.  A leading biotechnology analyst specializing in business development, finance and investment, Berger has contributed to the expansion of major biotech firms at the leading edge of innovation.  He was responsible for technical, scientific and clinical due diligence as well as company selection in his work at J. P. Morgan Securities, Salomon Smith Barney and Josephthal & Co.  In addition to consulting, he currently serves on the board of three publicly traded biotech companies, advising on the scientific, technological, business and financial aspects of the industry.“Franklin Berger’s expertise in the private sector and investment field will be invaluable as Episcopal Relief & Development continues to solidify its standing as a leader in international development” said the Right Reverend Robert J. O’Neill, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Colorado and Chair of Episcopal Relief & Development’s Board of Directors. “Franklin is an experienced board member with a wealth of executive and operational knowledge, and I look forward to working with him.”Berger earned his MBA from Harvard and his BA and MA from Johns Hopkins University.  He has served on the vestry and the Investment Policy Committee at St. James’ Episcopal Church in New York City.“I am extremely pleased to have Franklin Berger joining Episcopal Relief & Development’s board of directors,” said Rob Radtke, the organization’s President. “As we seek to grow in our capacity to leverage donor contributions to their greatest effect, Franklin’s ability to see potential and capitalize on it will help immeasurably.”As Berger joins the board, Teri Lawver steps down, having completed her final term. Based in New Jersey, Lawver is the Global Commercial Strategy Leader, Global Vice President, for the Cardiovascular and Metabolism Therapeutic Area with Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson.  Lawver will continue to serve on the Advisory Council of the NetsforLife® program partnership for malaria prevention in sub-Saharan Africa.  She also joins the board’s Advancement Committee to help diversify and strengthen the organization’s fundraising efforts as it moves toward celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2015.“Teri has provided superb leadership during her tenure on Episcopal Relief & Development’s board,” Radtke said. “She will continue to be engaged with the organization and I look forward to working with her in the future.”Episcopal Relief & Development is currently governed by a 21-member board. Board members are invited to serve three-year terms, which may be renewed once.As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization operating under the General Convention of The Episcopal Church, Episcopal Relief & Development is governed by a Board of Directors that includes clergy and lay leaders from around the country. The Honorary Chair of the Board is the Most Reverend Katharine Jefferts Schori, Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church, and the Chair of the Board is the Right Reverend Robert J. O’Neill, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Colorado. Members of the board are nominated by the Presiding Bishop and the Chair of the Board of Episcopal Relief & Development, with assistance from the board’s Governance Committee. New members are then elected by the board, and this decision is ratified by the Executive Council of The Episcopal Church.For more information about the Board of Directors, please visit Episcopal Relief & Development’s Board page. Rector Pittsburgh, PA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Press Release Service Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit an Event Listing Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Belleville, IL Rector Knoxville, TN Posted Feb 10, 2014 Course Director Jerusalem, Israellast_img read more

Flip van der Merwe slams ban after pushing referee out the way

first_imgFriday May 25, 2018 Flip van der Merwe slams ban after pushing referee out the way Clermont second row Flip van der Merwe was suspended for four weeks for pushing the referee out of the way in a recent French Top 14 match. This week he took to Twitter to express his disappointment in the decision, and in what rugby has become.“I love rugby, but I do hate what it has become! 4 weeks for this? #getoutofmyway” tweeted the 36-times capped Springbok, along with the video.In doing so, Van der Merwe shed light on the incident and received a large amount of support, with most echoing his sentiments on what was unfortunate but also appeared fairly innocuous.Laying your hands on a referee is, of course, frowned upon and should never be done, it would appear that in this case he was merely moving the official out of the way as he was clearly blocking the lock’s entrance to the breakdown.While perhaps he could have been gentler, the referee himself was not particularly bothered, and he and Van der Merwe had a very brief chat about it at the time, with no on field sanction given.Some former players joined Van der Merwe in condemning the ban, most agreeing that it is harsh.Hang in @flipvandermerwe if it whas me it whas 8 weeks. I’m happy I retired become a joke now. Take care. ????????— Bakkies Botha (@BakkiesBotha4) May 25, 2018That can’t be right & it’s a joke if you got 4 weeks for that? @brettgosper— Warren Brosnihan (@WarrenBroz) May 25, 2018“Crazy” tweeted Victor Matfield, while Bakkies Botha joked that if it were him, it would have been an eight week ban. Botha went on to say that he is happy he’s retired now, because [this type of thing] has become a joke.This follows recent similar comments by James Haskell, who said that rugby is becoming a ‘pretty pathetic sport’, after he was penalised for a questionable high tackle.It’s not the first time we’ve seen players in trouble for pushing referees.In 2009 Brian Mujati infamously received a 6-week ban for pushing Nigel Owens, while in that same year flanker Neil Best was yellow carded for pushing George Clancy.In 2014 big Ben Tamiefuna was suspended for 5 weeks for pushing Glen Jackson, then in 2017 Worcester Warriors prop Val Rapava Ruskin was suspended for 6 weeks for his shove of referee Greg Garner.So while those are heavier bans than what Van der Merwe got, the incidents themselves are all slightly different. Is the ban fair or are things getting a bit ridiculous? Let us know what you thinkI love rugby, but I do hate what it has become!! 4 weeks for this? #getoutofmyway— flip van der merwe (@flipvandermerwe) May 24, 2018ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… 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 Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe 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

Another physical attack on TV journalist’s family supposedly protected by police

first_img RSF_en Reporters Without Borders is outraged by a physical attack on 29 December on the son of TV producer Daniel Otero, who exposed food shortages in school canteens in the Buenos Aires suburb of Florencio Varela in 2004. For more than a year, the Otero family has been the target of violent attacks orchestrated by those implicated in the scandal. Reporters Without Borders calls on the federal judicial authorities to intervene. On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia Organisation News News to go further ArgentinaAmericas Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders voiced outrage today at an abduction attempt and attack on 29 December on Juan Manuel Otero, the son of Daniel Otero, co-producer of the Azul TV programme ‘Puntodoc,’ whose family, especially his son, has repeatedly been the target of violence since he exposed school canteen food shortages in the Buenos Aires suburb of Florencio Varela in September 2004.“This is the third time that Juan Manuel Otero has been the victim of reprisals by persons his father criticised or by their close associates,” the press freedom organisation said. “Such attacks are especially cowardly and hateful, and all the more incomprehensible as the Otero family is supposed to be getting police protection.”Reporters Without Borders added : “The latest attack on Juan Manuel coincided with the release of two school council officials who were imprisoned as a result of the ‘Puntodoc’ revelations. We suspect that the local authorities may have been accomplices to this attack and we call on the federal authorities to intervene.”Juan Manuel Otero was approached by three men in a car while on his way to his grandmother’s home in Quilmes, southeast of Buenos Aires, his father told Reporters Without Borders. One of them, aged about 35, got out and hit him in the face. Another got out and hit him as well saying, “We have other advice to give you.” The first man then tried to force him into the car but he struggled and succeeded in getting away.The day of the attack, former Florencio Varela school board president Genaro Simioli and his treasurer, Viviana Ozán, were released following the conclusion of a preliminary enquiry into missing or spoiled food supplies in the municipality’s school canteens, as revealed by Otero’s programme in September 2004.The local judicial authorities have scarcely reacted to all the attacks against the Otero family. Juan Manuel was badly beaten on 25 December 2004 by a gang of seven individuals who included Daniel Pereyra, the son of Florencio Varela mayor Julio Pereyra, who was also implicated in the canteen scandal.Juan Manuel filed a complaint but it was not forwarded to a judge for 10 days, although it should have been sent within 72 hours. The police also refused to describe the incident as an “assault” in the complaint, substituting the term “brawl”.On 12 March 2005, one of the windows of Daniel Otero’s car was broken and a knife was placed on a seat as an apparent warning. This occurred while it was parked near his mother’s house. Police protection for the house had just been removed without prior notice, despite a promise given 24 hours before by judge Claudia Varela to keep it in place. As the judge in charge of investigating the previous December’s attack on Juan Manuel, Varela refused to take statements from two witnesses or to receive the family’s lawyer.On 13 November 2005, Juan Manuel was followed by a car driven by Leonardo Simioli, the son of the former Florencio Varela school board president. Simioli tried to run him down three times. July 6, 2020 Find out more ArgentinaAmericas November 19, 2020 Find out more News Follow the news on Argentina Journalists face archaic sanction of capital punishment in some parts of the world January 9, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Another physical attack on TV journalist’s family supposedly protected by police Receive email alerts News December 4, 2019 Find out more Latin American media: under control of families, economic and political eliteslast_img read more

State of emergency in Maldives, journalists harassed and attacked

first_img“The proclamation of a state of emergency must not be used as grounds for press freedom violations. Instead of stigmatizing independent media, the authorities need to understand that allowing journalists to publish information of interest to the public is the best way to avoid an escalation.” MaldivesAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence Judicial harassmentViolenceFreedom of expression Ruling party deputy chief Abdul Raheem Abdullah meanwhile called on the security forces to immediately close Raajje TV, which has at the same time been the target of threats for several days. News MaldivesAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence Judicial harassmentViolenceFreedom of expression Media freedom has been repeatedly violated since the supreme court announced its decision in 1 February that detained opposition politicians should be freed and opposition parliamentarians should be reinstated. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for an end to harassment and threats against journalists in Maldives after the government tried to prevent coverage of opposition activities in the wake of a surprising supreme court decision last week and finally proclaimed a state of emergency yesterday. News Ismail Sofwan, member of the Maldives Broadcasting Commission, which polices the broadcast media, warned commercial TV stations after the supreme court decision, threatening them with closure if their reporting jeopardized “national security.” Organisation News News In an attempt to gag political prisoners, the Maldives Correctional Service has already issued a communiqué on 29 January warning that it would bring judicial proceedings against journalists and media outlets that reported statements by detainees. RSF_en The government has been trying to prevent media coverage of the ensuing turmoil, as parliament was closed and successive police chiefs were fired to prevent implementation of the supreme court decision. Follow the news on Maldives Maldives police disperse opposition supporters gathered near the capital, Male, on 2 February to celebrate the supreme court’s decision to order the release of all jailed political leaders (photo: AFP). center_img Help by sharing this information Maldives is ranked 117th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. to go further “This government must cease its grave violations of the freedom to inform,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “Amid the current political tension, it is essential that journalists should be able to do their work with complete freedom. Receive email alerts February 6, 2018 – Updated on August 23, 2019 State of emergency in Maldives, journalists harassed and attacked RSF seeks press freedom pledges from Maldives presidential candidates July 15, 2020 Find out more Maldivian president’s comms chief accused of sexually harassing journalist President Abdulla Yameen’s government has been under pressure ever since the supreme court issued its decision overturning the conviction of political prisoners and ordering the reinstatement of a dozen opposition parliamentarians who had been stripped of their mandates. Journalists, above all reporters for Raajje TV, an opposition TV channel, have been the victims of police violence, especially while covering joyful opposition demonstrations. Teargas has been used indiscriminately against media personnel and one journalist, Sun Online reporter Muaviyath Anwar, said a policeman struck him with a baton when he showed him his press card. September 12, 2018 Find out more RSF is alarmed by the decline in freedom of information and the increase in violence against journalists in Maldives. Yameen Rasheed, an influential blogger, was stabbed to death in his home in April 2017, probably the victim of censorship because of his coverage of government corruption. There has not yet been any credible investigation into his death. RSF calls for open trial of Maldivian blogger’s accused murderers April 23, 2018 Find out morelast_img read more

Council launches app to highlight Donegal’s coastal heritage

first_img Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Twitter Homepage BannerNews Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp Google+ Donegal County Council has launched an app highlighting the county’s coastline, and giving people a chance to share stories and read about the experiences of others.The app was launched in Letterkenny this morning.The Hericoast Donegal Coastal Experience App was launched today by Joe Mahon, who is best known for the long-running television series, Lesser Spotted Journeys.Speaking at the launch he said the app gives everyone the opportunity to share their own stories or folklore that have been passed down through generations.It will then be used as the basis of an archive which will continually evolve, with people using special mapping technology to upload information which will then be used by the council’s Planning Team.The WebApp has been developed as part of the Interreg Europe funded Hericoast project which aims to improve the management and preservation of coastal heritage and landscapes.Project Manager Aideen Quinn says because the app is web based, it does not need to be downloaded and will work on any device or platform.*************************Access details and Council statement in fullWell known TV Presenter Joe Mahon was on hand to launch the Hericoast Donegal Coastal Experience App in the Public Service Centre in Letterkenny earlier today.Joe Mahon is best known for his incredibly successful and long-running television series, Lesser Spotted Journeys and was delighted to help with the launch of what is essentially a new way of telling a yarn and sharing stories from along our stunning coastline.Speaking at the launch he said “This app gives us all the opportunity to share our own stories or folklore that have been passed down through generations, and with that, create what will be an archive of the places and stories we have, told in our own words”One of the most appealing aspects of social media is its ability to allow us to share special moments with a wider audience including our circle of family and friends.  This WebApp has been specially designed to allow the user to upload this information using mapping technology and this information will then be used by our own Planning Team to allow them to capture and manage this data which would otherwise be impossible to capture.This innovative WebApp is being launched by Donegal County Council and has been developed as part of the Interreg Europe funded Hericoast project which aims to improve the management and preservation of coastal heritage and landscapes. “Some aspects of our coastal heritage are intangible” says Project Officer Aideen Quinn.  “For example you could meet someone such as a guide at a specific location and enjoy their stories – this information cannot be readily put on paper but could be uploaded on the App via a photograph or comment and that would engage a wider audience as well as provide us with meaningful information that could help inform best practice in terms of managing and preserving our unique coastal heritage and landscapes”.The WebApp is does not need to be downloaded which means it will not take up memory on a device. It will work on any device or platform including Android, Windows and Apple. It will not go out of date as it is accessible at all times through the website and designed to be promoted on social media. The WebApp is available at Facebookcenter_img Pinterest Previous articleSeanad leader urged to lobby ministers on Swan ParkNext articleBan on pubs opening on Good Friday abolished News Highland Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows By News Highland – January 25, 2018 Harps come back to win in Waterford News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Council launches app to highlight Donegal’s coastal heritagelast_img read more

Udaras approves 19 jobs for Donegal and Mayo

first_img WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Udaras approves 19 jobs for Donegal and Mayo Pinterest Google+ Twitter Pinterest By News Highland – April 16, 2021 Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Facebookcenter_img Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Board of Údarás na Gaeltachta approved a number of projects today which will result in the creation of 19 new full-time jobs, and an overall investment of up to €1million.The proposed initiatives will support new jobs in a range of Gaeltacht companies, the majority of them in Donegal and Mayo. Previous article420 new Covid-19 cases, 33 in DonegalNext article46 Covid 19 fines issued in Donegal last weekend News Highland Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th DL Debate – 24/05/21 Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more