Catena Media grows US portfolio with Lineups.com acquisition

first_img Email Address 4th May 2021 | By Robert Fletcher For the 12 months to April 30, 2021, Lineups.com reported $7.5m in sales, with its sales in the first quarter of 2021 equating to approximately 10% of Catena’s total revenue. Catena Media grows US portfolio with Lineups.com acquisition M&A Regions: US AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Lineups.com specialises in analytics, betting predictions and tools, providing confirmed and projected starting line-ups and rosters for major US sports leagues such as the National Football League, National Basketball Association, Major League Baseball and the National Hockey League. Affiliate group Catena Media has announced the acquisition of US-facing online sports affiliation business Lineups.com for $39.6m (£28.6m/€33.0m). Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: M&A An additional contingent cash payment of $500,000 will also be due if certain requirements are fulfilled within three years of the transaction date, including if New York legalises sports betting during that period. Tags: Catena Media Lineups.com The purchase price is payable in cash in three instalments over a two-year period, including an up-front payment of $25.0m on closing, $9.6m one year after the deal goes through and $5.0m two years after the acquisition completes. Read the full story on iGB North America.last_img read more

NPF Microfinance Bank Plc (NPFMCR.ng) Q12014 Interim Report

first_imgNPF Microfinance Bank Plc (NPFMCR.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Financial sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about NPF Microfinance Bank Plc (NPFMCR.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the NPF Microfinance Bank Plc (NPFMCR.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: NPF Microfinance Bank Plc (NPFMCR.ng)  2014 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileNPF Microfinance Bank Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services for both serving and retired Officers and men and women employed by the Nigeria Police Force as well as the general banking public. The company is the leading microfinance institution in Nigeria and also offers loans, advances, money market products and financial advisory services to the retail, commercial and corporate sectors. The company has developed specialised products which includes Police After Service Account, Police Focal Account and IGP Premium Bond. Established in 1993, NPF Microfinance Bank Plc was granted its full license to operate as a Community Bank in 2002. It converted from its Community Bank status to a Microfinance Bank following a directive from the Central Bank of Nigeria. Its head office is in Obalende, Nigeria and its branch network extends to all the Police commands in the country. NPF Microfinance Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Why I think the Barclays share price could double your money

first_img G A Chester | Tuesday, 10th March, 2020 | More on: BARC There are plenty of cheap stocks on offer for investors right now, following the market crash of the last couple of weeks. We’ve seen some unusually heavy falls, even among stocks in the blue-chip FTSE 100 index.Both the market and Barclays (LSE: BARC) are enjoying a mini bounce today. Nevertheless, the bank’s shares – at around 121p – are 33% below their pre-crash level on 21 February. Furthermore, they’re down well over 50% from their post-financial-crisis high. This suggests a potential upside of over 100%, if they return to their former level. I think this is possible, and that buyers of the Barclays share price today could double their money.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…Bargain basementThe most popular indicators of value used by investors – price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio and dividend yield – suggest Barclays is in the bargain basement.The bank posted statutory earnings per share (EPS) of 14.3p for 2019, and underlying EPS of 24.4p. On the statutory number, the P/E at the current share price is 8.5. On the underlying number, it’s 5.0. Either way you look at it, Barclays is trading on a cheap-as-chips earnings multiple.Meanwhile, the 9p annual dividend gives a running yield of 7.4%. This is comfortably above the FTSE 100 average of 5%, so also points to the Barclays share price being cheap.Pay 46p for £1 of assetsMy favourite ratio for valuing banks – price-to-tangible net asset value (P/TNAV) – similarly indicates the stock is currently hanging on the sale rail. TNAV per share at the year-end stood at 262p, so the P/TNAV ratio is 0.46. Put another way, investors are paying just 46p for every £1 of Barclays’ assets.I think healthy banks merit a share price on a par with TNAV (i.e., a P/TNAV of 1). A 100% rise in Barclays’ share price would still leave the P/TNAV shy of that, at 0.92. This bolsters my view that Barclays represents a potential double-your-money opportunity.Why so cheap?Remarkably, Barclays isn’t a struggling company. All its operational metrics point to an improving and stronger business after a long period of post-financial-crisis restructuring. Its operating expenses and cost-to-income ratio are falling, its capital strength is above target, and its underlying return on tangible equity is heading towards double figures.Why so cheap then? Well, the impact of Brexit has weighed on sentiment for the last few years. And now we have the risk of the spread of the coronavirus triggering a global recession.Classic value investmentA recession is a credible risk, in my view. However, I think Barclays is so cheap, particularly on its P/TNAV ratio, that even if we do have an economic slump later this year or next, investors could still see a double-their-money return on a three-to-five-year view.I also think there may be a possibility of booking a less extravagant, but much quicker, return. Donald Trump has made the stock market a key barometer of the success of his administration. I’m sure he’ll do, say, or tweet anything in his power to try and reinvigorate the markets ahead of the US presidential election later this year.If world stock markets do happen to rally in the coming months, I think Barclays could deliver a very nice return in quick order. In short, I see a classic value investing buy-low-and-sell-high proposition, possibly within the year, but more realistically on a three-to-five year view. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. 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. Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img Image source: Getty Images Why I think the Barclays share price could double your money G A Chester has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Barclays. 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. 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’ Shares See all posts by G A Chesterlast_img read more

Passport Week returns to Apopka

first_img Please enter your comment! The Orange County Clerk’s Apopka branch will be open tomorrow, Saturday, October 22ndThe holiday season is right around the corner and the Orange County Clerk of Courts can help you get ready for that holiday trip abroad.The Clerk’s office is hosting another Passport Week to make the application process more convenient. You may even be able to apply for a passport without having to take additional time off of work or school.The Clerk’s office last held a Passport Week in April and it was a great success. A total of 1,737 passport applications were processed that week. Of those applications, 245 were processed specifically during the extended hours.The Apopka branch location processed a total of 321 passport applications. And of those applications, 83 were processed specifically on Saturday, April 23rd.Throughout the October Passport Week (10/17 to 10/22), the Clerk’s passport division in the Orange County Courthouse will stay open an extra hour and a half until 5:30 pm to allow customers to apply for a passport after hours. In addition, passport services will be available to customers at our following branch locations on Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.Apopka1111 N. Rock Springs RoadApopka, FL 32712Winter Park450 N. Lakemont AvenueWinter Park, FL 32792Seminole County and other surrounding county residents may also take advantage of these additional hours.Proof of citizenship and proof of identity is required when applying for a passport.Use this link for information on the passport application process, including application fees.Passport renewals can be done by mail if you meet the following requirements:You possess a passport that is not more than 5 years past the expiration date, andYou were at least 16 years of age when it was issuedIf you qualify, complete form DS-82 and return to the address listed on the form. The Clerk’s Office does not need to process passport renewals, however they are available to assist in completing the form. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 TAGSOrange County ClerkPassport Office Previous articleGoodwill and City Offer Books to TeachersNext articlePreventing 4 Common Food-Drug Interactions Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Anatomy of Fear Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your name here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitterlast_img read more

6 Healthy Habits Can Help You On Your Journey Of Addiction…

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate By Kathleen YatesMankind is bound to make mistakes but the reason that they’re superior among all species is that they have the power to rectify and learn from their mistakes. Addiction is that one mistake that more than a million people make but fortunately most of them embark on the journey of recovery too. The journey of addiction recovery is extensive but there are many tools to aid this journey, specialised care facilities like Charleston Rehab are providing exceptional services to drug addicts and their families in this hardship. Furthermore, the support of your family, your will power and determination and most importantly creating healthy and positive habits that keep you motivated are certain things that make the journey easier as you go on. Developing healthy habits during your addiction is essential to make sure that you live a healthy lifestyle post addiction. This is the time when we are most flexible to make reforms in ourselves.Here are top 5 healthy habits that you must establish during addiction recovery and how they benefit you in recovery! 1. Healthy Diet Taking a healthy and balanced diet is always the best gift to yourself. Not only does it maintain your figure physically but mentally it keeps you active and positive too. During addiction a huge amount of nutrients is lost from your body, to overcome this shortcoming you need the best diet! This loss of nutrients has to be replaced with a healthy diet which won’t only make your addiction recovery quick but if you stick to a healthy diet it’ll be extremely beneficial in the future. 2. Exercise People suffering from addiction are known to be lazy since addiction is a chronic brain disease. However, when the process of recovery has started exercise is the ideal manner to keep yourself on the track. According to expert research, exercise is associated with successful recovery and doing it daily will establish a habit that you will benefit from all your life. Even a brisk walk with a loved one is helpful! 3. Meditation Meditation is like giving yourself a break from the world. During that time of self-reflection, introspection and observation you rest your mind and learn to live in the moment. This will help you stay calm, reduce stress and anxiety and even depression which all greatly contribute to addiction. Not only will it prevent a relapse, but your body will start healing spiritually. 4. Sleep Cycle Many addicts have unruly sleeping schedules either due to their off time drinking habits or constant fear of getting caught. A 8 hour sleep cycle is often not a part of their lifestyle. Sleeping for 8 hours during the night is essential to ensure the proper functioning of your brain. It needs the rest to heal in the morning. If you have a hard time sticking to a routine try to have your partner keep a check on you, avoid using any screens before bedtime and make a bedtime ritual. 5. Social Interactions Many addicts are known to socially isolate themselves but once you have started recovery there is no reason for you to hide. Meeting people will make you realize what you had been missing out on and what its like to live a life free from the encumbrances of substance. Your family members and friends can also make sure that you are motivated! 6. Therapy Sessions Despite your addiction recovery program it is essential that you consult with a therapist out of the recovery center. This will help you open up about your journey to other people and embrace the change positively. The chances of relapse outside a sober house are still present so consulting a therapist will minimize the chances of this happening. Therapy will ensure your continuous well-being long after the conclusion of a formal recovery program. Addiction is often one of the hardest phases in someone’s life, even gathering the courage to face it and fight it is proof of extreme determination but there’s more than just determination that you need to overcome a chronic brain disease. These healthy habits can provide you support in this critical journey and ensure your success.  Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The Anatomy of Fear center_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSAddictionHealthy HabitsRecovery Previous articleCan Laminate Flooring Be High End?Next articleHow Pfizer’s CEO and its senior team pushed the pharma giant to ready a vaccine Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment!last_img read more

Suburbian Villa / deamicisarchitetti

first_imgphotographs:  L. BartoliPhotographs:  L. BartoliSave this picture!© L. BartoliRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – BrickworkWoodAccoyaAccoya® CanalsWoodParklex International S.L.Façade Cladding – Matt SurfaceText description provided by the architects. In the vagueness of suburbia, where each place is similar to any other, where architecture is always changing and still always the same, where the limits, the entrances and the margins are usually those prescribed by regulations and allotment plans, and where regulations impose to build in the centre of the available allotment, this house aims to find its roots in the context, starting from its position, in order to break with settlement neutrality.Save this picture!First Floor PlanThe house reaches for the margins of the allotment and pushes out into the road: in doing so, it creates urban contexts that different in nature and identity. On the north side, it has a clean urban front with a serpentine schist atrium, and on the south side a wide garden area.Save this picture!© L. BartoliThe architectural language is dominated by the roof form, and it is structured in a way that complies with these conditions. The sequence of rooms typical of vintage houses (which lack of any other arrangement) and the large pitched roofs of old farmsteads are the two main typology landmarks.Save this picture!© L. BartoliThe materials mainly used for the interior decor are terrazzo and heat treated oak.Save this picture!© L. BartoliProject gallerySee allShow lessHouse at the Pond / HPSASelected ProjectsThe Ulrichshof / noa* network of architectureSelected Projects Share ArchDaily Suburbian Villa / deamicisarchitettiSave this projectSaveSuburbian Villa / deamicisarchitetti Projects Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/564272/suburbian-villa-deamicisarchitetti Clipboard Save this picture!© L. Bartoli+ 20 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/564272/suburbian-villa-deamicisarchitetti Clipboard CopyHouses•Gropello Cairoli, Italy Italy “COPY” Architects: deamicisarchitetti Area Area of this architecture project Houses 2012 Photographs “COPY” CopyAbout this officedeamicisarchitettiOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesGropello CairoliHousesWoodItalyPublished on November 22, 2014Cite: “Suburbian Villa / deamicisarchitetti” 22 Nov 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen Mixers – Aquno Select M81Vinyl Walls3MVinyl Finishes in HealthPartners Regions HospitalPartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsCoffee tablesBoConceptMadrid Coffee Table AD19SkylightsLAMILUXFlat Roof Exit Comfort DuoMetallicsTrimoMetal Panels for Roofs – Trimoterm SNVSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Atelier Zimmerlistrasse OfficeStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Iron Moss – Iron CollectionCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Facade in Manchester HospitalWoodBlumer LehmannConsulting and Engineering in Wood ProjectsGlassBendheimLuminous Mirrored GlassWire MeshTwentinoxMetal Mesh – Golf Romeo 7More products »Save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 Area:  460 m² Area:  460 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2012 Suburbian Villa / deamicisarchitettilast_img read more

Hindmans Road House / Sketch Architects

first_img “COPY” Photographs:  Simon Maxwell Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Save this picture!© Simon Maxwell+ 33Curated by Paula Pintos Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/924371/hindmans-road-house-sketch-architects Clipboard Hindmans Road House / Sketch ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHindmans Road House / Sketch Architects Architects: Sketch Architects Area Area of this architecture project Clients:WNA PropertiesEngineering:Packman LucasConsultants:M&E: BOCCA ConsultingDesign Team:Sketch Architects LtdCountry:United KingdomMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Simon MaxwellRecommended ProductsWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesText description provided by the architects. Sketch Architects have recently complete completed a new build flatted development in East Dulwich, London. The scheme involved the demolition of an existing single dwelling of poor quality and the construction of a new property containing three independent flats.Save this picture!© Simon MaxwellThe existing house was awkwardly positioned on the site and incongruous within the street scene being set back and substantially smaller than its neighbours. The client, WNA Properties, presented Sketch Architects with the challenge of creating a new in-fill property that maximised the development potential of the site.Save this picture!© Simon MaxwellSketch Architects wanted to create a contemporary building that blended into the existing street with siting and scale designed to reinstate the terrace. The scale and proportions are very similar to its neighbours, but the contemporary use of traditional brick detailing, a zinc standing seam roof and sleek modern glazing, give it a distinct but familiar appearance.Save this picture!© Simon MaxwellThe brickwork detailing is the perhaps the most striking feature of the external elevation and the use of different brick bonds and patterns have been used to add depth to the façade. Sketch worked closely with the bricklayers on site to realise their desired details and despite some protestation from the tradesman, they excelled themselves with what they achieved. Specialist brick slip products were also used to create brick soffit details around key openings.Save this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!Section AAThe zinc standing seam roofing and cladding is used as a nod to the more traditional grey slate tiles that are seen on the neighbouring Victorian buildings. The zinc has also been used to clad the front bay window of the property, again a contemporary representation of the neighbouring brick built and stucco rendered bays.Save this picture!© Simon MaxwellTo the rear, the building is sympathetically stepped in a series of terraces that angle away from the neighbours, the form is designed to maximise the internal envelope whilst minimising the impact on the views and amenity of the neighbours. The project shows that small scale architectural development can be exciting and innovative whilst still creating a harmonious street scene.Save this picture!© Simon MaxwellInternally the layout focuses on creating spaces which are bathed in natural daylight. The use of larger than normal-sized windows in all spaces creates views through the building and increases the connection with the outside. The internal fit out was created on a strict budget and although simple, a crisp, contemporary and high quality finish has been created. The project also achieves good environmental credentials with the building fabric being designed to be highly thermally efficient, airtight and utilising MVHR technology.Save this picture!© Simon MaxwellProject gallerySee allShow lessOur House / TallerdarquitecturaSelected Projects50 Years After the Moon Landing: 15 Architecture Projects for Life in SpaceArticles Share Contractor: United Kingdom Sketch Architects Ltd Area:  250 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2019 Year:  Summit Group Building Company Photographs Lead Architects: Blue2 Contractors CopyHouses, Sustainability•United Kingdom ArchDaily Manufacturers: Howdens, Traditional Brick and Stone, MDM Glass Hindmans Road House / Sketch Architects MVHR Installers: Projects Parkerr Contracting & Installation Limited ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/924371/hindmans-road-house-sketch-architects Clipboard Waterproofing Specialist: Houses “COPY” CopyAbout this officeSketch ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSustainabilityOn FacebookUnited KingdomPublished on September 08, 2019Cite: “Hindmans Road House / Sketch Architects” 08 Sep 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save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

Sixty per cent rise in new local charitable funds, say Community Foundation Network

first_imgSixty per cent rise in new local charitable funds, say Community Foundation Network  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 25 January 2010 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Community fundraising Individual giving legacies About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. The Community Foundation Network (CFN) reports that the number of individual donors setting up charitable funds to support local groups rose by a 60% in 2009, the largest increase in a year to date. The UK’s 57 community foundations now manage 1,765 major charitable funds, with an average value of just under £80,000.During the year, private philanthropists added £33.5 million to their community foundation funds to support local communities. With other funds from central and local government, and business, this meant an additional £56 million was made available to support grassroots organisations.Despite the increase, the overall value of grant-making by CFN members fell by 15% during 2009. In 2008/9, grants made by local community foundations were used to support 16,922 local grassroots organisations tackling issues from unemployment and poverty to anti-social behaviour and drugs rehabilitation.Nevertheless, the large increase in new philanthropists setting up funds led Chief Executive, Stephen Hammersley, to comment: “the figures show that the ‘spirit of the blitz’ in hard times is alive and well in Britain today.”Ten of the fifty-seven community foundations now work with individual clients who have committed at least one million pounds in the past five years to strengthen their communities. One new fund in Leeds was worth £10 million alone in 2008/9.www.communityfoundations.org.uklast_img read more

Political leaders urged to keep their promises about press freedom

first_img Threats against journalists in run-up to Côte d’Ivoire’s presidential election RSF’s recommendations for protecting press freedom during Côte d’Ivoire’s elections Receive email alerts October 16, 2020 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders today called on all Côte d’Ivoire’s national and local politicians to keep the promises they made about press freedom as part of the January 2003 Marcoussis Agreement aimed at ending the country’s civil war.It said journalists still faced a climate of constant lawlessness and that despite advances in the national reconciliation process, arrests, threats and physical attacks on them had not diminished.”Harassment comes from all sides,” it said. “Local bosses in some areas of the north ban journalists from going there and threaten and arrest them and seize their equipment. In government-controlled areas, police and other officials are doing the harassment.””All political and military leaders must stick to the promises they made so journalists can work properly and well. This includes curbing the excesses of soldiers and police,” it said.Newspaper distribution has been disrupted in Bouaké and other rebel-controlled towns in the north after attacks on vendors. The state-run TV station RTI is still only broadcast in the southern part of the country despite promises by communications minister Guillaume Soro, leader of the rebel New Forces and a member of the national unity government. March 4, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Political leaders urged to keep their promises about press freedom Organisation to go further Reports News Newscenter_img Côte d’IvoireAfrica Côte d’IvoireAfrica Eleven journalists have been threatened, arrested or physically attacked so far this year. They include Jonas Ouattara Nagolourgo, a photographer with the daily Notre Voie, who was threatened on 3 January by armed members of the New Forces in the north. His photos were seized and destroyed. Danielle Tagro Sylvie and Thierry Gouégnon, of the privately-owned daily Le Courrier d’Abidjan, were detained by the technical education minister during a student demonstration at the ministry on 16 January and Ms Tagro manhandled. Georges Gobet, an Agence France-Presse photographer, was hit by police on 20 January at the opening of the trial of French journalist Jean Hélène’s killer. Ibrahim Diarra and Charles Sanga, of the daily Le Patriote, and Franck Konaté, of the daily 24 Heures, were physically attacked by presidential guards during an official ceremony in Yamoussoukro on 31 January. Emmanuel Konan, correspondent of the daily Fraternité Matin in the western town of Daloa, was arrested by a local warlord on 11 February and his equipment confiscated. A few days later, Youssouf Sylla and Diallo Mohamed, correspondents for Fraternité Matin in Bouaké, were forced to flee under after threats by local political bosses. Polycarpe Ilboudo, a photographer with the independent daily Le Jour Plus, was arrested on 21 February without explanation and questioned by police in Abidjan after an ID check. November 27, 2020 Find out more RSF_en Help by sharing this information October 29, 2020 Find out more The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Ivorian journalists are still working amid constant lawlessness. Reporters Without Borders calls on all national and local politicians to stick to the promises they made at the January 2003 Marcoussis peace conference to respect press freedom. Follow the news on Côte d’Ivoirelast_img read more

UPDATE: US – RSF concerned by federal court’s censorship of the Los Angeles Times

first_imgNews Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says The LA Times filed an emergency motion on July 15 to stay the judge’s order. NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say July 16, 2018 – Updated on July 18, 2018 UPDATE: US – RSF concerned by federal court’s censorship of the Los Angeles Times Frederic J. BROWN / AFP News UPDATE: After a hearing held on Tuesday July 17, Judge John F. Walter vacated the restraining order against the Los Angeles Times. The paper is now free to publish its article in full. “RSF condemns this prior restraint on the LA Times’ right to publish information of public concern regarding an ongoing case of police corruption,” said Margaux Ewen, RSF’s North America Director. “This type of government censorship, considered by the US Supreme Court to be the ‘most serious and least tolerable infringement on First Amendment rights,’ simply cannot occur without inflicting terrible damage on the right to report, and by consequence, the public’s right to know.” United StatesAmericas Condemning abuses Organized crimeCorruptionJudicial harassment The United States ranks 45th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index after falling 2 places in the last year. Follow the news on United States ”Though the case involving the detective was intended to be sealed, the LA Times accessed the document on PACER, a public online database of United States federal court documents, where it had been mistakenly published. U.S. District Judge John F. Walter for the Central District of California granted the temporary restraining order on Saturday, July 14 after hearing arguments from the attorney representing the police detective without allowing the LA Times to appear to make its case. The paper has since complied with the order by removing information regarding the plea agreement from the article it had published earlier that day.  WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalistscenter_img to go further Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is troubled to learn that a federal judge has ordered the Los Angeles Times to remove information from a published article about a sealed plea agreement between prosecutors and a police detective accused of corruption and ties to the Mexican mafia in Glendale, CA. The order also forbids the paper from publishing any further information related to the agreement in the future. Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts June 7, 2021 Find out more News RSF_en April 28, 2021 Find out more June 3, 2021 Find out more United StatesAmericas Condemning abuses Organized crimeCorruptionJudicial harassment Organisation Newslast_img read more