Kindred signs multi-state deal with Caesars

first_imgSports betting Regions: US Indiana Iowa Tags: Online Gambling 12th February 2020 | By contenteditor Topics: Sports betting Email Address Kindred Group is to roll out its sports betting and online gaming services in Iowa and Indiana after signing a new multi-state agreement with operator Caesars Entertainment. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Kindred signs multi-state deal with Caesars Kindred Group is to roll out its sports betting and online gaming services in Iowa and Indiana after signing a new multi-state agreement with operator Caesars Entertainment.Under the deal, Kindred, under the Unibet brand, will operate both online sports betting and online gaming in the two states, subject to the passage of applicable laws.Kindred, which will also be required to secure relevant licences in both states, will partner with Caesars’ Horseshoe Hammond Property in Indiana and the Harrah’s Council Bluffs property in Iowa.“We are thrilled to further extend our presence in the US together with one of the world’s most renowned and diversified casino-entertainment providers,” Kindred US senior vice president Manuel Stan said.Read the full story on iGB North America.last_img read more

Mystery Museum by Push Gaming

first_img27th July 2020 | By Aaron Noy Casino & games Topics: Casino & games Slots AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address Mystery Museum by Push Gaming This game takes players on a mysterious tour of a museum that’s filled with historic artefacts and stories of the past. Explore all the relics in the museum, and enjoy the exciting game features that are available for an unforgettable adventure. This game takes players on a mysterious tour of a museum that’s filled with historic artefacts and stories of the past. Explore all the relics in the museum, and enjoy the exciting game features that are available for an unforgettable adventure.You can play a demo of this game here!You can download the affiliate pack to write a review of this slot from First Look Games here! Subscribe to the iGaming newsletterlast_img

Genting Malaysia slips to MYR1.4bn loss in first half

first_img1st September 2020 | By contenteditor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The Genting Malaysia division of conglomerate Genting Group has posted a loss of MYR1.4bn (£371.0m/€416.8m/$499.9m) for the first half of the year, due to the temporary closure of its leisure and hospitality facilities as a result of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.Revenue in the six months to 30 June amounted to MYR2.1bn, which was 61.2% lower than MYR5.34bn in the corresponding period last year.Genting said that it saw a 64.3% drop in revenue from its leisure and hospitality facilities in Malaysia, with the closure of sites due to Covid-19 pushing revenue down to MYR1.31bn.In line with Malaysian government orders, Genting closes all of its sites in the country on 18 March, and did not resume operations until 19 June. However, all of its locations in Malaysia continue to run at a reduced capacity, with Genting saying this is likely to impact its performance in the second half.Genting also included its activities in other regions as part of its wider Malaysian business, revealing that leisure and hospitality revenue in the UK and Egypt was down 51.8% to MYR404.4m, again due to the temporary closure of casinos from mid-March to mid-August.Meanwhile, the temporary shutdown of its casino properties in the US and the Bahamas meant leisure and hospitality revenue in these regions fell 61.2% to MYR289.1m in H1.Genting recorded property revenue of MYR40.1m in H1, 20.3% lower than the prior year, while investment and other revenue fell 18.5% to MYR29.9m.Adjusted loss before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (LBITDA) stood at MYR130.8m, compared to MYR1.40bn in positive EBITDA at the same point last year.Pre-operating expenses amounted to MYR40.8, down from MYR144.7m in 2019, while the operator also noted MYR361.1m in impairment losses and MYR71.5m in redundancy costs for the period.After accounting for these costs, LBITDA totalled MYR608.2, a stark contrast to MYR1.34bn in earnings during H1 last year.Depreciation and amortisation costs were up 8.7% to MYR562.4m, while finance costs hiked 61.3% to MYR203.9m, and the operator also recorded a MYR178.7m loss from an associate.This meant that loss before tax amounted to MYR1.49bn, compared to a profit of MYR758.8m in 2019. Though Genting did receive MYR114.0m in tax benefits, it still posted a net loss of MYR1.38bn for the first half, compared to a MYR565.2m profit last year.As a result of the negative results in H1, Genting said it will “maintain a cautious stance” on the near-term prospects of the leisure and hospitality industry both in its native Malaysia and its other operating regions.“The tourism, leisure and hospitality and gaming industries are among the sectors hardest hit by the pandemic,” Genting said. “As the Covid-19 situation continues to evolve, pandemic-related fears and uncertainty may result in the slow recovery of this sector.”Looking more closely at the second quarter, revenue plummeted by 95.6% from MYR2.60bn to MYR114.9m, with the operator again citing the impact of casino closures as the reason for this.Malaysia leisure and hospitality was down by 95.3% to MYR82.2m, while UK and Egypt revenue fell 92.1% to MYR33.2m, while US and Bahamas activities led to a MYR31.6m loss.Adjusted LBITDA totalled MYR486.2m, compared to MYR711.5m in earnings last year, while LBITDA after other income and costs, including MYR71.5m spending related to redundancy, stood at MYR593.4m.Loss before tax amounted to MYR1.04bn, a significant drop from MYR476.2m in profit in Q2 of 2019, and after receiving MYR121.3m in tax benefits, this left the operator with a total loss of MYR 923.2m for Q2, compared to a MYR403.1m profit last year.“Whilst the group is encouraged by the resumption of its business in Malaysia and the UK, uncertainties surrounding the full impact of the pandemic on the group’s operations and financial performance remain,” the operator said.“The board wishes to caution that the group expects its financial results for the financial year ending 31 December to be adversely impacted.”The news comes after Genting’s Singapore subsidiary last month also posted its results for the second quarter, during which revenue was down by 94% year-on-year to SgD41.3m, with the closure of casinos in the country leading to a SgD$163.3m net loss for the period. The Genting Malaysia division of conglomerate Genting Group has posted a loss of MYR1.4bn (£371.0m/€416.8m/$499.9m) for the first half of the year, due to the temporary closure of its leisure and hospitality facilities as a result of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Casino & games Topics: Casino & games Finance Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Genting Malaysia slips to MYR1.4bn loss in first halflast_img read more

La Liga Live : Leganes relegated despite draw with La Liga…

first_img By Kunal Dhyani – July 20, 2020 Previous articleFA Cup Semifinal : Chelsea beat Manchester United, De Gea errors prove costlyNext articleLa Liga Live : Messi wins golden boot as Barcelona beats Alaves 5-0 Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Queens Club Final: Matteo Berrettini beats Cameron Norrie in final to win title Football Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter La Liga Live : Leganes relegated despite draw with La Liga champions Real Madrid Sport News Sport News Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Wales begin second half in hope of equalizer; Follow Live Updates by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeE! OnlineTLC’s So Freaking Cheap Takes Penny-Pinching to the ExtremeE! OnlineUndocio.comUnlocking the Success of Digital Transformation with Active Intelligencecio.comUndoPhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickUndoLeganes levelled on the stroke of halftime through midfielder Bryan Gil but Marco Asensio restored Real’s lead early in the second half.Roger Assale equalised in the 78th to give Leganes a slither of hope of survival and it had a late penalty appeal turned down for handball against Luka Jovic after a VAR review, while Oscar Rodriguez blasted over from inside the area in added time.Real ended the campaign on 87 points after the draw interrupted a run of 10 consecutive victories, five clear of second-placed Barcelona.Leganes finished 18th on 36 points, joining 19th-placed Real Mallorca and Espanyol in being relegated, while Celta Vigo, which finished on 37, stayed up after drawing 0-0 at Espanyol. Latest Sports News PUBG Mobile – Krafton IPO: PUBG Mobile promoters Krafton ready to break all records, aims 5 billion IPO FootballLa LigaSportSport News YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Football Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Shaqiri doubles Switzerland’s lead after Seferovic opener at HT; Follow Live Updates Football Facebook Twitter Viking Classic Birmingham 2021 Final: Ons Jabeur beats Daria Kasatkina to clinch title Bett1Open 2021 Final: Liudmila Samsonova beats Belinda Bencic to clinch title Halle Open 2021 Final: Ugo Humbert defeats Andrey Rublev to become champion TAGSLa Liga Facebook WatchLA Liga LIVELa Liga LIVE StreamingLa liga points tableReal Madrid vs Leganes SHARE RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Newly-crowned La Liga champion Real Madrid was unable to maintain its perfect run of results since the season re-started as it drew 2-2 at neighbour Leganes, which was relegated on Sunday.Sergio Ramos headed in his 11th league goal this season to put Real in front after nine minutes, as Zinedine Zidane heavily rotated his team, following the 2-1 win over Villarreal on Thursday, that clinched its first Liga title since 2017. Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore PSL 2021 Playoffs Live: How to watch PSL 2021 Playoffs LIVE streaming in your country, India ATP Tour Esports Tokyo Olympics: Dutee Chand, Hima Das among top athletes seeking direct Olympic qualification during IGP 4 ATP Tour Sport News last_img read more

CAL Bank Limited ( HY2015 Interim Report

first_imgCAL Bank Limited ( listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the half year.For more information about CAL Bank Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CAL Bank Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CAL Bank Limited (  2015 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileCAL Bank Limited is a leading financial institution in Ghana offering products and services for the investment, corporate and retail banking sectors, as well as custodial, treasury, security brokerage, fund management and asset management services. The banking group underwrites securities and provides financial solutions for corporate finance operations, loan syndications and securities portfolio management, acquisitions and mergers, acceptance of bills of exchange, bullion dealings, export trade development and financing, hire-purchase finance and leasing. CAL Bank Limited provide a counseling and financing service for industrial, agricultural, mining, services and commercial ventures. The financial institution was founded in 1990 and is based in Accra, Ghana. CAL Bank Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Worried about income cuts? 3 FTSE 100 dividend stocks I’d buy in April

first_img Enter Your Email Address If you rely on the income from your dividend stocks, the last couple of weeks have been pretty frightening. An incredible number of UK companies have suspended their payouts.One crumb of comfort is that in most cases, I suspect these companies are simply being cautious. I’d expect many to resume payments in 2021. However, a dividend cut means a loss of income, even if it’s temporary.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 good news is that I believe there are still companies out there which can continue to fund shareholder payouts. Here are three stocks I’d buy today for a reliable income.27 years without a cutWhen it comes to dividend stocks, I think a good starting point is to look at a company’s history. FTSE 100 defence group BAE Systems (LSE: BA), has not cut its dividend for 27 years.This impressive track record has been made possible by good cash generation and boardroom discipline. BAE’s debt levels are relatively modest and management takes care to keep the payout at a sustainable level — last year’s dividend was covered twice by earnings.BAE reported an order book of £45bn at the end of 2019 — equivalent to more than two years’ revenue. Many projects stretch for years and include profitable service contracts to support equipment such as aircraft.The stock looked expensive to me at 650p in February. But I think the current share price of c.500p should be a good level to buy. I see BAE’s 4.8% dividend yield as one of the safest in the FTSE 100.I expect a 10% yield from this dividend stockMy next pick is FTSE 100 tobacco group Imperial Brands (LSE: IMB).The Imperial Brands share price rose by 10% on Tuesday, after the company said that it had renewed and extended a key £3.5bn funding facility. This won’t necessarily be needed, but it provides the company with some reassuring flexibility — a bit like a big overdraft.Imperial shares currently offer a forecast dividend yield of around 14%. Interestingly, this super-high yield may actually be affordable. Based on last year’s results, this dividend would have been covered by surplus cash.The catch is that the group’s debts are a little too high for comfort and need to come down. When new boss Stefan Bomhard starts work in July, I suspect the payout will be trimmed. But even a 25% cut would still provide a yield of 10%. I expect Imperial to remain a reliable high-yield income stock.A property dividend stock I’d buyI’d be wary about investing in housebuilders at the moment. Several have already cut their dividends. However, one company I would trust is London-focused Berkeley Group Holdings (LSE: BKG).Berkeley is chaired by founder Tony Pidgley, who has an impressive record of timing the market. Back in 2018, the firm began investing in a new wave of long-term projects that are expected to support planned shareholder returns through to 2025.The current market freeze is unlikely to cause a big problem, in my view. Last week, Berkeley reported a net cash balance of more than £1bn, after funding a £125m dividend payout. In its latest update, the company confirmed that its top priority was maintaining the dividend. I don’t expect a cut.Market forecasts suggest a dividend yield of around 5% over the coming year. At this level, I see Berkeley Group shares as a good buy for income. 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Hope CommUnity Center and Chefs for America Orlando team up providing…

first_img TAGSBrightwoodChalet NorthChefs for AmericaCOVID-19Food DistributionHope CommUnity CenterManorsouth apopkaWorld Central Kitchen Previous articleLow demand pressures pump prices lower; oil prices recover from historic lowsNext articleOrange County COVID-19 update: new testing sites, continuing shelter in place order Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here 840 meals last week, another 1350 in next three days!By Denise Badger-Connell, PublisherCOVID-19 brought a crises to our community that left many Apopka families cut off from income almost overnight, struggling to pay basic expenses of rent and groceries. Those teetering on the wire of survival found themselves in a free fall, and needing a lifeline became more than a metaphor.That’s where Hope CommUnity Center (Hope) comes in, understanding this reality at a visceral level having worked with our families on the margins every day since 1971. They know how hard these families work to keep their children safe with a roof over their heads and food on the table. And they know when disaster hits, what may have worked before doesn’t cut it now.That’s one of the reasons they reached out to Chefs for America (CFA), Orlando, part of a larger nonprofit organization, World Central Kitchen, to secure one more lifeline to help our families.CFA Orlando, a local coalition of hospitality professionals inspired by Chef and Humanitarian José Andrés to help feed those who need it the most in times of crises, rallied to the call to do what they do best: organize restaurant and service support, cook nutritious meals, and deliver them to the families in need ASAP.Raphael Delgado, a Sommelier and volunteer with World Central Kitchen in Orlando, shared that when he saw [Hope] was helping families in the community, some of which are immigrants, they wanted to connect. “Immigrants are an important mission for our Chef, José Andrés. And we are inspired by this mission, to feed the people of America during this crisis with the urgency of yesterday.”Delgado and Chef Kristoffer Anderson, another volunteer on the culinary side, stepped into action immediately, and just last week Thursday and Friday, with the help of CFA Orlando, World Central Kitchen, Jaleo by Jose at Disney Springs, donations of fresh produce and dry goods by Sysco, FreshPoint, EMD, Boar’s Head, and DuFrane Bakery, the staff and volunteers of Hope distributed 840 prepared meals to Apopka families in Chalet North, Brightwood, Manor, South Apopka, and other areas nearby.It was hope delivered by Hope in the form of hot meals made by crazy-good chefs who cared.“We hope this inspires others to do the same, like ripples in a pond,” said Delgado. “If a restaurant or food establishment helps their community… food distribution becomes easier… and this increases the need for food… so then a restaurant can hire more people… and it helps not only people but also the economy. Fulfilling one need, by one meal, for one person, has a compounding affect.”Like ripples in a pond, the good got betterHope’s Director of Communications & Media, Nicole Franco, shared that the good news got even better. While they thought Thursday and Friday was the mountain top, World Central Kitchen and CFA, Orlando told them they are coming back this week for three more days, providing 450 more meals per day, feeding more Apopka families!“We feel very lucky to be partnering with World Central Kitchen,” said Hope’s Executive Director, Laura Pichardo-Cruz. “Through this partnership, Hope has been able to provide nutritious meals to some of our community’s most vulnerable residents. This pandemic has been especially harmful for the community we serve. Folks have just been very grateful to receive this in such a devastating time.”If you know of other communities and families who could use this kind support, or if you want to be a part of this mission to feed those in need, reach out to Chefs for America, Orlando and / or Hope CommUnity CenterAbout Chefs for America, Orlando and World Central KitchenCFA, Orlando, part of the larger organization, World Central Kitchen (WCK), is working extra hard during COVID-19 across America to safely distribute individually packaged, fresh meals in communities that need support. These meals are prepared for children and families to pick up and take home, as well as for delivery to seniors who cannot venture outside.Traditional safety nets like school feeding programs, city services, and food banks are struggling to meet basic needs. Seniors, who are isolated for their safety, are unable to access meal services. Meanwhile, the country’s hospital workers are more stretched than ever before.WCK is also now activating restaurants to help meet this demand by providing jobs for their staff and meals for those in need. #ChefsForAmerica is making a key connection between people who need meals and restaurant workers and drivers who need to earn a living.WCK national efforts have surpassed 2 million freshly cooked, individually wrapped meals delivered to the people who need it the most.  #ChefsForAmerica is making a key connection, between people who need meals and restaurant workers and drivers who need to earn a living.About Hope CommUnity CenterHope CommUnity Center located at 800 S. Hawthorne Ave., Apopka is a service learning community dedicated to the empowerment of Central Florida’s immigrant and working poor communities through education, advocacy, and spiritual growth.They exist to serve and cultivate self-determined communities through personal, social and communal transformation. Their vision is to be the premier center of hope and empowerment for Central Florida’s immigrant and working poor communities.To volunteer, donate, or to join the team, check out details here. Please enter your comment! Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your name herelast_img read more

Star House / AGi Architects

first_imgCopyAbout this officeAGi ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesKuwaitPublished on November 04, 2010Cite: “Star House / AGi Architects” 04 Nov 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogHandshowerhansgroheHand ShowersVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish- DI-NOC™ Glass FinishPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceCommunications2NIntercom – 2N® IP VersoCurtain WallsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPace Gallery Envelope SystemMetal PanelsTrimoModular Metal Wall – Qbiss OneConcreteSika3D Concrete PrintingMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Gun Metal Grey with Arconic Tectur-Al™GlassDip-TechCeramic Printing for Public TransportationBeams / PillarsBlumer LehmannTimber Construction in Cambridge MosquePorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – 9Cento MosaicTiles / Mosaic / GresiteRakoFloor and Wall Tiles – Serie PiazzettaMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?星楼 / AGi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 CopyHouses•Kuwait Houses Photographs:  Nelson Garrido Save this picture!© Nelson GarridoRecommended ProductsDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82SkylightsLAMILUXFlat Roof Exit Comfort DuoWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWoodEGGERLaminatesThis video by architecture photographer Nelson Garrido provides an up close view of Star House.  Interviews of the architects of AGi describe the approach to this thoughtfully designed weekend getaway house.  An exploration of local construction techniques, rather than typical international standards, led AGi to create a design for Star House that would reinterpret the traditional arabic house.  This modern beach house for a prominent Kuwait family weaves together culture and modernism through materials and traditions incorporating elements of desert and water.  The house is for entertaining and relaxation, therefore it had to accommodate plenty of guests, while maintaining the families privacy.  One way this was accomplished was by utilizing the vertical circulation of the house to separate public, private, and service spaces.  Follow the break for photographs and further description about this beach house in Kuwait. Save this picture!© Nelson GarridoNestled into the landscape, this beach house blends with the natural topography of the coastline of Kuwait. It slowly unfolds itself to the visitor, as it is approached from the desert. Save this picture!© Nelson GarridoMoving through the house the lower level extends into the landscape and the infinity pool in the garden provides an accentuated visual connection to the sea. Save this picture!© Nelson GarridoThe private side of the house, located at the entry level, is concealed from the visitors by a bamboo wall.  The bedrooms and other private living spaces remain isolated from daily activities. A three-way stair, placed at the center of building, organizes the different flows of family, friends and guests. Save this picture!© Nelson GarridoThe architects design approach began with creating an organizational and formal structure to the beach house dictated by the ability to maximize views to the sea.  They also had to accommodate the client’s request for a single house, two bungalows and a boathouse, with possible plans for expansion in the future.Project gallerySee allShow lessStephen H Kanner Exhibit / Architecture + Design MuseumArticlesMuseum of Modern Art / Metro Arquitetos Associados + Paulo Mendes da RochaArticles Share Star House / AGi Architects ArchDaily Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2009 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Area:  5000 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects Save this picture!© Nelson Garrido+ 20 Share Kuwait “COPY” Photographs Star House / AGi ArchitectsSave this projectSaveStar House / AGi Architects Architects: AGi Architects Area Area of this architecture project “COPY”last_img read more

IMPACT awards offer up to £35,000 in unrestricted income

first_imgThe closing date for the 2008 GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT Awards, in partnership with the King’s Fund, is 28 September. The awards recognise and reward charities that are doing excellent work to improve people’s health.The IMPACT Awards, now in their 11th year, are open to registered charities that are at least three years old, working in a health-related field in the UK, with a total annual income under £1 million.One overall winner will receive £35,000, nine other winners £25,000 each, and up to ten organisations that are highly commended or runners up will receive £5,000 or £3,000. Advertisement Howard Lake | 6 September 2007 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis There is no need to present a new project: the awards are designed to recognise success and achievements for existing work.Unusually, the awards are not restricted so the recipient charity can decide how to use the award money.This year winners and highly commended organisations will also receive “free tailored programmes of support to meet their training and development needs”.The deadline for applications is 5pm on 28 September 2007. 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 Researching massive growth in giving. IMPACT awards offer up to £35,000 in unrestricted income  12 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Reporters Without Borders in Berlin presents new desk “Help for Journalists in Need“

first_img With the newly created desk “Help for Journalists in Need” the German section of Reporters without Borders (RWB) can now systematically offer help and support to persecuted media professionals. The organisation, which works to protect press freedom and freedom of speech, is reacting to the high number of journalists in danger and those who have had to flee their home countries. “These people depend on help“, said Jean-François Julliard, the General Secretary of the organisation at the press conference in Berlin on the 19th of February. Legal assistance in case of persecution, financial aid, organising safe accomodations in severely threatening situations as well as help for those trying to escape are the main goals of the new area of work for Alexandra Tryjanowski, the lawyer in charge.At the opening event of the new office of RWB in Berlin, General Secretary Julliard pointed out the high number of refugees working in media worldwide and strongly criticised the European Unions´ visa policy for political refugees. “Many journalists and online activists risk their lives trying to illegally enter countries because it is practically impossible for refugees to gain an entry visa for a European country.” The states of the European Union have to stand up to their responsibilities and immediately and unburocratically help persecuted media professionals, bloggers and human rights activists”, demanded RWB General Secretary. It is the only way for these people to find enough protection. It would be cynical to publicly show solidarity with the people in Iran, who are marching in the streets for freedom or report about their protests, but then at the same time abandon those who are targets of political prosecution for publishing independent information.The visa policy of the European Union determines that only those people already located on European ground can apply for asylum. The efforts to secure the “fortress Europe” and the unwritten law of “not giving refuge to foreigners outside of Europe” does not give those persons concerned any other alternative. They need to choose between remaining in often precarious situations in neighbouring countries or taking on the dangers of illegally crossing the border to Europe.Granting visas in emergency cases is both essential and possible, which can be seen with the current Iran situation: “France has generously handed out emergency visas to journalists who had to flee from Iran during the critical situation there. Other European countries have followed suit – Germany however did not”, Julliard criticised. Since the end of October RWB has been urging the German government to issue humanitarian visas for emergency situations. No decision has been made on that matter so far.This dubious policy forces many journalists and activists to remain in neighbouring countries such as Yemen, Sudan, Iraq or Turkey for several months or even years. They often have no source of income, are still a target of their former persecuters and are additionally harrassed by the local authorities of the countries where they are seeking refuge. Supporting these people by providing them with accomodation or financing medical care is only one aspect of the RWB’s emergeny assistance for many years. An assistance desk was additionally set up in 2006 at the organisation´s headquarters in Paris to support journalists facing imminent danger.Establishing the new department within the German section has been made possible by the “Roland Berger Award for Human Dignity” 2009. RWB was awarded the prize by the Roland Berger Foundation last year for the efforts taken to protect press freedom and journalists living in danger. “Reporters without Borders has made it their duty to document offences against press freedom and to support journalists in need”, said Prof. Dr. h.c. Roland Berger, the Founder and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Roland Berger Foundation. “Awarding this organisation with this prize should encourage us all to protect press freedom and freedom of speech and as active citizens put them to good use.”Alexandra Tryjanowski, who is responsible for the new department for “migration law, refugee work and emergeny assistance“, can build upon the help for media professionals that RWB has been providing since 1994. “Now we can provide help and support directly here in Berlin by having access to a gradually growing professional and cross-linked structure. The support we can provide is more effective and gets there faster”, said Tryjanowski, who wants to put emphasis on providing local help: “Journalists who are assaulted or subjected to unjustified criminal proceedings because of any critical statements they make as a part of their job must know they are not alone. At the same time our work must also set an example to all those who disregard press freedom and freedom of speech.” RSF_en Organisation News February 19, 2010 – Updated on January 25, 2016 Reporters Without Borders in Berlin presents new desk “Help for Journalists in Need“ European Union must abandon restrictive granting of visas for victims of political persecution Help by sharing this informationlast_img read more