NJ sports betting revenue dips despite record handle in November

August 24, 2021

first_img13th December 2019 | By contenteditor NJ sports betting revenue dips despite record handle in November AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Sports betting revenue in New Jersey fell 29.1% month-on-month to $32.9m in November, despite the state processing a record amount of wagers during the month. Regions: US New Jersey Tags: Online Gambling Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Sports betting revenue in New Jersey fell 29.1% month-on-month to $32.9m (£24.6m/€29.5m) in November, despite the state processing a record amount of wagers during the month.Revenue was down from a record $46.4m in October, but the November figure was up by 54.8% on a year-on-year basis from $21.2m in the same month last year.Sports betting handle for November came in at $562.7m, up 15.3% from the previous record of $487.9m in October of this year. Online was again by far the most popular form of sports betting, with $486.7m wagered over the internet and $75.9m in-person.Record handle also meant that New Jersey processed more sports bets than Nevada in October ($542.5m). However, the revenue total of $32.9m meant New Jersey was some way behind the $47.9m generated by Nevada in October, with Nevada yet to announce its November results.Read the full story on iGB North America. Topics: Casino & games Finance Sports betting Casino & games Email Addresslast_img read more

New Mauritius Hotels Limited (NMHL.mu) Q12020 Interim Report

July 12, 2021

first_imgNew Mauritius Hotels Limited (NMHL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about New Mauritius Hotels Limited (NMHL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the New Mauritius Hotels Limited (NMHL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: New Mauritius Hotels Limited (NMHL.mu)  2020 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileNew Mauritius Hotels Limited indulges in the hospitality sector primarily, where together with the company’s subsidiaries, it operates through four segments; hotel operations, tour operating, airline and inland catering, and property development. Respectively, the hotel operations segment covers operations in Mauritius, Seychelles, and Morocco. The tour operations segment involves activities in Mauritius, France, the United Kingdom, Italia, and South Africa. The flight and inland catering segment caters to operations in Mauritius. The property development segment refers to activities in Morocco and to be started in Mauritius. New Mauritius Hotels Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

What I think this US government agency’s predictions mean for the RDSB and BP share prices

July 5, 2021

first_imgWhat I think this US government agency’s predictions mean for the RDSB and BP share prices “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image source: Getty Images. 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. 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. 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Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Jay Yao | Wednesday, 10th March, 2021 | More on: BP RDSB See all posts by Jay Yao 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. Volvo recently became the latest company to announce a pledge to go all electric. Volvo’s announcement, that it will produce only electric cars by 2030, follows GM’s announcement of going all electric by 2035.It looks like there will be greater numbers of electric vehicles on the road in the future. Since they don’t use petrol, this trend could have an impact on oil prices. What could the future look like for oil prices? And for the BP (LSE: BP) share price and Royal Dutch Shell (LSE: RDSB) share price both depend a lot on oil prices currently?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…ProjectionsAccording to the US Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) annual energy outlook 2021, the agency gives three projections in real dollar terms for Brent crude. ‘Real dollar’ adjusts for inflation. In the EIA’s reference case, the agency expects the price of Brent crude to rise to an average of $73 per barrel by 2030 and $95 per barrel by 2050.Under EIA’s high oil price scenario, Brent crude prices rise above $130 per barrel by 2030 and $170 per barrel by 2050. In the low oil price case, however, the EIA doesn’t project Brent crude rising above $50 per barrel.Given that Brent is above that level currently, the price of the commodity will have to fall fairly substantially if that scenario is to be accurate for future years.Impact on the RDSB share price and BP share priceI think BP and Royal Dutch Shell are attractive under the EIA’s reference or high price scenarios. In those two scenarios, I reckon BP and Royal Dutch Shell would have some time to transition to green energy as their upstream fossil fuel divisions could generate cash flow for quite a while. In the high price scenario, I reckon both could be considered value plays at their current share prices.If the EIA’s low oil price case projection occurred, however, I’d be more hesitant. The RDSB share price and BP share price both didn’t do so well last year when Brent averaged $42 per barrel mainly due to the pandemic.If the cost of producing oil increases substantially more than expected, I reckon the BP share price and RDSB share price might not do as well as it could in the future also.What I’d doAlthough both companies could face a tough transition ahead given companies like Volvo switching to electric vehicle production in the future, I think both BP and Royal Dutch Shell’s oil divisions could be profitable under the EIA’s reference case scenario for quite some time. As a result, I’d buy at the current BP share price and RDSB share price. With that in mind, I don’t know if oil prices will do exactly what the EIA’s reference case scenario predicts. Oil prices could be weaker than expected if battery technology improvements make electric vehicles cost competitive sooner. I reckon oil prices could also be weaker than expected if major governments like the US or China implement really tough carbon emission rules. It certainly seems that governments around the world are doing more now against carbon emissions than before. With BP and Royal Dutch Shell’s convenience and growing green energy divisions, however, I think the supermajors have at least some diversification against oil that make them more attractive. last_img read more

I’d avoid the BT share price and buy this FTSE 100 stock instead

July 5, 2021

first_img Don’t miss our special stock presentation.It contains details of a UK-listed company our Motley Fool UK analysts are extremely enthusiastic about.They think it’s offering an incredible opportunity to grow your wealth over the long term – at its current price – regardless of what happens in the wider market.That’s why they’re referring to it as the FTSE’s ‘double agent’.Because they believe it’s working both with the market… And against it.To find out why we think you should add it to your portfolio today… Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. In my opinion, the BT (LSE: BT-A) share price could be one of the most attractive investments in the FTSE 100 today. That’s if the company gets everything right over the next few years. I think there’s a 50/50 chance of this happening.BT share price headwinds Historically, the company has been a pretty poor investment because the business has underinvested in its operations. Rather than deploying money to improve its telecommunications network across the UK, the organisation has spent billions of pounds on its pay-TV business, dividing the organisation.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…By taking on larger competitors such as Sky and Amazon, BT has had to split its resources. This has allowed its competitors in the telecoms sector to take market share.Therefore, rather than being really good at one thing, BT has become average at two. That’s not produced the best outcome for investors. Over the past five years, shares in the company have fallen nearly 70%, excluding dividends. However, BT now seems to have realised its past mistakes. The company has been investing in its network over the past two years, and investors seem to be noticing. The BT share price has increased in value by nearly a third over the past 12 months. If the company can continue on this track, I think the FTSE 100 stock could be a good investment. But that’s far from guaranteed. BT has an unrivalled telecoms network across the UK, which is a substantial competitive advantage. It’s also a household name. I think this gives the firm an edge over its competitors. By doubling down on these advantages, BT could have a bright future.Nevertheless, I wouldn’t buy the stock today because I want to see more business progress first.  Therefore, I have been considering adding Burberry (LSE: BRBY) to my portfolio instead.FTSE 100 growth Unlike BT which, in my opinion, has been trying to do too much, Burberry knows what it does best, and the business has not deviated from its strengths. By looking at the profitability of these two businesses, we can see how the different approaches have worked. Between 2015 and 2019, BT’s profit fell 22%. Burberry’s profit, on the other hand, increased by 1%. Granted, that doesn’t make Burberry the world’s fastest-growing business. It faces many of its own challenges. Fashion is a viciously competitive industry, and Burberry has paid the price by not staying on the top (although this is now starting to change). The group is also subject to economic conditions. Over the past year, its sales and profits have plunged as most of its stores have been forced to close. Still, compared to the BT share price, I think Burberry has a much brighter long-term outlook. By concentrating on what it does best, I think the FTSE 100 business can build on its existing strengths and ride the economic recovery over the next few years. Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market, an Amazon subsidiary, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Amazon. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Burberry and recommends the following options: long January 2022 $1920 calls on Amazon and short January 2022 $1940 calls on Amazon. 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. Image source: Getty Images Click here to get access to our presentation, and learn how to get the name of this ‘double agent’! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Sharescenter_img Rupert Hargreaves | Sunday, 14th March, 2021 | More on: BRBY BT-A There’s a ‘double agent’ hiding in the FTSE… we recommend you buy it! 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. I’d avoid the BT share price and buy this FTSE 100 stock instead 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. See all posts by Rupert Hargreaveslast_img read more

S-Trenue Tower / Mass Studies

June 17, 2021

first_img “COPY” 2006 Projects Mixed Use Architecture S-Trenue Tower / Mass Studies Area:  2931 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/55868/s-trenue-tower-mass-studies Clipboard South Korea S-Trenue Tower / Mass StudiesSave this projectSaveS-Trenue Tower / Mass Studies Year:  Architects: Mass Studies Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeMass StudiesOfficeFollowProductGlass#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsMixed Use ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsOfficesOffice buildingsSeoulOfficesHousingMixed UseSouth KoreaPublished on April 12, 2010Cite: “S-Trenue Tower / Mass Studies” 12 Apr 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Save this picture!© Yong-Kwan Kim+ 63 Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/55868/s-trenue-tower-mass-studies Clipboard Photographs Photographs:  Yong-Kwan Kim, Iwan Baan , Kyungsub ShinText description provided by the architects. This tower proposal is an alternative to the conventional residential/office tower prototype of commercial developments, with its design being specific to the site’s conditions.Save this picture!© Yong-Kwan KimRecommended ProductsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsStocky TowerGenerally, the plan of this tower typology is determined by the maximum site coverage (60% in this case), and the maximum F.A.R. (800%), and is repeatedly stacked vertically. Proportionately, this typology is usually on the stable, short side and thus referred to as a “stocky” tower. In this plan, a tower of 14 floors (800% ÷ 60% = 13.333) is possible. The site is located near the Yeouido National Assembly, in an area that has been developed since the 1980’s and mostly populated with towers built according to this equation to similar height and capacity scales. An urban environment crowded with these types of towers is often monotonous and uninteresting, while the paucity of space between towers results in an oppressive cityscape.Save this picture!© Kyungsub ShinPodium TowerPrototype 1 (Standard): This type is possible when there is enough vertical allowance. The lower four or five levels, mostly filled with high-profit commercial entities, forming a podium of maximum site coverage. Smaller (and therefore less efficient) floors are stacked repeatedly on top of the podium, using extra vertical allowance to reach its maximum height. The podium’s capacity maximizes value and invigorates the neighborhood, while the slimness of the tower improves lighting and views inside. In this project, the site is by a 100m-wide street that adds extra height allowance, for a possible total of 36 floors.Save this picture!© Yong-Kwan KimPrototype 2 (L-shaped): This is a variation of the podium tower; The tower atop the podium faces the street and horizontally forms an L-shape. The tower’s visibility increases from the street, while increased distance from neighboring buildings to the rear improves the overall environment.Save this picture!© Yong-Kwan KimBundle MatrixThe L-shaped podium tower is reorganized and transforms into three vertical elements: three slimmer towers. The central core tower, the adjoined street-side tower, the adjoined rear tower and the podium form an “L” that continues as one element.Save this picture!© Yong-Kwan KimThe core tower is of reinforced concrete construction, the other two, of steel construction. With the core tower at the center, the slimmer steel construction towers lean at varying angles that still maintain structural soundness. This will create as much distance as possible between the three towers and add outdoor space between them. Because of these spaces, there are many rooms inside the tower with an unusual amount of access and exposure to the outside for a more desirable residential/work environment.Save this picture!© Yong-Kwan KimThirty-two bridges in the gaps connect all three towers functionally and structurally. Each of these bridges has a balcony and greenery on either side, creating pleasant gardens suspended in mid-air. The interstitial spaces extend to the commercial lower four floors with an atrium garden, escalator hall and other common areas for rest and transit that enliven the space. The design may have started from a podium tower prototype, but with the division between the podium and tower vanished, the three slimmer towers and two resultant interstitial gaps create vertical urbanity. The site is a gateway into the district, and one can expect this urbanity to act as a new, vital catalyst.Save this picture!© Kyungsub ShinOverall Yeouido Site PlanThere are many changes in store for Yeouido in the near and far future, with its existing financial area at the core. According to the 2020 Seoul Urban Basic Project Plan, Yeouido will be developed as an international financial district and the center of northeast Asian finance.Save this picture!© Yong-Kwan KimHigh-density highrise projects such as the IFC and Park One are being developed to the site’s northeast as a link to such mid- to long-term plans. In the residential areas to the site’s southeast, there are mixed-use highrises already developed or under construction. This project is at the center of a rapidly-changing Yeouido’s commercial and financial center.Save this picture!© Yong-Kwan KimMain SectionsSave this picture!© Yong-Kwan KimThe building is comprised of 7 basement levels and 36 superstructure levels, totaling about 39.899 ㎡ and 154.14m in height. Parking and mechanical rooms are located on basement levels 2-7, and community conveniences are on basement levels one to superstructure level four, with the remaining levels 5 to 36 being “officetels” (live/work space). Belt truss reinforcement is at levels 14-15 to strengthen the highrise. Levels 14-15, at the core of the building, contain support facilities and central mechanical rooms and mark the division of facilities.Save this picture!ground floor planA green park space will be installed along the 100m-wide street. In addition, an 85m x 5m garden island will be installed alongside the street 20m to the west, which is narrow but expected to see significant pedestrian traffic. The street-side park features bamboo and Japanese spurge landscaping and water fixtures. Mist fountains and lighting will create a distinctive urban park that adds to the site’s role as a gateway.Save this picture!context elevation 01In the interstitial spaces on either side of the core tower, there are 32 green spaces planned for “sky parks.” Over two stories high and arranged to alternate on the right and left, long narrow gardens effectively cross each other in an indeterminate outdoor space. The penthouse level (36th floor) has two outdoor spaces for every three units, with 31 total outdoor spaces that complement the building’s exterior and help formulate the highrise’s identity.Save this picture!section 03Project gallerySee allShow lessAIA New York announced 2010 Design Award WinnersArticlesTaj Hotel Competition Entry / Yazdani StudioArticlesProject locationAddress:Seoul, KoreaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. 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Bamboo Structure Project / Pouya Khazaeli Parsa

June 17, 2021

first_img Photographs Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/93922/bamboo-structure-project-pouya-khazaeli-parsa Clipboard Photographs:  Pouya Khazaeli ParsaText description provided by the architects. This project is dedicated to a student of mine who didn’t know how to create a dome! The student in question was tasked with producing a model of the Sultaniya dome. He set about cutting 3mm strips of foam and bending each strip into a semi-circle, rotating and joining them by their tips. It was not until he had installed nearly one third of the semi-circles that he realized the strips were far too thick to create a dome. He wanted to completely change his method of construction, but to me he was creating a wonderful method of sheltering far more interesting than a conventional dome, so beautiful and very simple. I asked him to complete the model with the same method and, as I had anticipated, the result was quite amazing. Two years later when I was approached by Mr. Mirdamad, who was looking for a novel model of construction for the development of a resort town near the forests of Katalom in northern Iran, the method returned to me. I decided to use bamboo as there is plenty of it the region making it cheap and easy to gather sufficient materials. We used seventy bamboos in our realized model, with two bamboos completing a curve from one side to the other side of the project. Save this picture!© Pouya Khazaeli ParsaThe bamboo was cut two days prior to use. This ensured it was still soft and flexible during construction and would subsequently become rigid once built. It is however possible to keep the bamboo alive after construction and thus ensure the structure remains green and supple. We acquired gas pipes from the local market to make a base for the bamboo, but did not fix the base to the ground. In so doing we provided for the possibility of moving the structure by simply taking out the bamboos from the pips and installing them again in another location. This distinctive structure provides highly cost effective shelter and emergency housing. The total cost for a structure covering approximately 40m² was €700, while the unique shape provides reasonable resistance against horizontal forces such as strong winds or earthquakes. Furthermore it can be built by non-professionals and can be constructed by three people in merely two days. Save this picture!© Pouya Khazaeli ParsaIn completing the membrane we collected bunches of cropped rice streams from one of the many post-harvest rice fields in the area. Each bunch was wrapped together at the top and the structure was covered by overlapping these bunches around it. Save this picture!© Pouya Khazaeli ParsaA major benefit of using rice streams for this purpose is that when they become wet in rainy weather, they expand to the extent that they do not allow rain to pass through the membrane. On the other hand in sunny and warm weather they become dry and allow wind to pass through lots of small holes, providing natural cool ventilation. However, in every part of the world local material can be utilized thereby changing the appearance of the structure to reflect its setting while ensuring costs are kept low.Project gallerySee allShow lessThe Floating States of Maldives / FLaTArticlesNewark Visitors Center ORIGA[MIX] / Influx_StudioArticles Share Bamboo Structure Project / Pouya Khazaeli Parsa Architects: Pouya Khazaeli Parsa Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Ramsar, Iran ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/93922/bamboo-structure-project-pouya-khazaeli-parsa Clipboard Iran CopyAbout this officePouya Khazaeli ParsaOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasStructuresRamsar3D ModelingIranPublished on December 07, 2010Cite: “Bamboo Structure Project / Pouya Khazaeli Parsa” 07 Dec 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Save this picture!© Pouya Khazaeli Parsa+ 29 Share Houses Year:  2009 “COPY” Area:  40 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Bamboo Structure Project / Pouya Khazaeli ParsaSave this projectSaveBamboo Structure Project / Pouya Khazaeli Parsa ArchDaily “COPY”last_img read more

U.S., China to Meet in October on Trade

June 14, 2021

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News U.S., China to Meet in October on Trade SHARE Previous articleFederal Reserve Beige Book: Agriculture Sector is WeakNext articleU.S. Ag Follows Japan Announcement with Trade Mission NAFB News Service Facebook Twitter SHARE By NAFB News Service – Sep 5, 2019 Negotiators from the United States and China will meet face-to-face next month. Chinese officials told reporters Thursday the agreement was reached in a phone conversation this week. China’s Vice Premier visited over the phone Thursday morning with U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. Following the call, China announced negotiators plan to travel to Washington next month for high-level talks, and will continue consultations through September ahead of the meeting in October. The announcement from China comes as President Trump told reporters in the Oval Office this week that China wants to reach a deal with the United States.The U.S. Trade Representative’s office has yet to confirm the planned October meeting, but did say discussions will take place in the coming weeks. The trade war with China has dropped U.S. ag exports to China from more than $20 billion in 2017, to $9 billion last year. A breakthrough in negotiations would be welcome news for agriculture. Facebook Twitter U.S., China to Meet in October on Tradelast_img read more

RFI correspondent forced to leave the country

June 12, 2021

first_imgNews Madagascar : Sabotage silences TV channel that criticized coronavirus measures RSF urges Madagascar to let journalists cover Covid-19 freely Reporters Without Borders called for an explanation from the President of Madagascar, Marc Ravalomanana, after Radio France Internationale (RFI) correspondent Olivier Péguy was forced to leave the country after his work permit and therefore his resident’s permit were not renewed.”No official reason has been given to back up this abrupt and surprising decision,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said in its 23 May 2005 letter to the president.”In the absence of any explanation, we are inclined to think that Olivier Péguy has been the victim of a camouflaged expulsion using a bureaucratic pretext. It if this not the case then it is important for the government to provide solid justification for this serious step taken against an honest journalist.”Péguy, who has been in the country since 2001, was correspondent for several international media including Radio France Outremer Réunion (RFO), German public radio Deutsche Welle (DW) and RFI. He had tried unsuccessfully to renew his papers for several months, in line with the country’s requirements. A work permit is one of the essential documents needed in Madagascar for foreigners to obtain a resident’s permit. The journalist, who had been unable to work for more than six weeks, saw his resident’s permit expire on 21 May and was therefore forced to leave to avoid putting himself in an illegal situation.Secretary of state for public security, Lucien Victor Razakanirina, and minister of civil service, labour and social laws, Jean Théodore Ranjivason, both told Agence France-Presse (AFP), that they were not aware of the case. But the 30 March letter sent to Péguy to inform him of the non-renewal of his work permit came from the civil service, labour and social laws ministry and referred to a previous letter on 23 March, signed by the secretary of state for public security”, said Reporters Without Borders. “In our eyes, by pretending to know nothing about this case, the Malagasy authorities have only fuelled suspicions of a political score-settling with this journalist. News RSF_en Organisation MadagascarAfrica Reports Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Madagascar The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africacenter_img April 16, 2020 Find out more November 27, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts to go further May 24, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 RFI correspondent forced to leave the country MadagascarAfrica The French and German embassies in Madagascar as well the management of RFI and DW have also intervened to seek an explanation for the treatment of the French journalist. Reporters Without Borders called for an explanation from the President of Madagascar, Marc Ravalomanana, after Radio France Internationale (RFI) correspondent Olivier Péguy was forced to leave the country. He had tried unsuccessfully to renew his papers for several months. “In the absence of any explanation, we are inclined to think that Olivier Péguy has been the victim of a camouflaged expulsion using a bureaucratic pretext,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said. News April 30, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Why the #RSFIndex virtual conference was not broadcast

June 12, 2021

first_img The virtual conference organised by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) on the occasion of the release of the 2020 edition of the World Press Freedom Index, titled “Journalism in crisis: a decisive decade,” encountered major technical problems which altered its course and prevented it from being broadcast. April 21, 2020 Why the #RSFIndex virtual conference was not broadcast News Rappler editor-in-chief Maria Ressa, whistleblower Edward Snowden, Washington Post contributor Rana Ayyub, Nobel economics prize laureate Joseph Stiglitz, and RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire held their debate under difficult technical conditions, believing that a recording would be available for replay.RSF immediately required an explanation from the San Francisco-based company Crowdcast. After an initial investigation, Crowdcast’s technical service informed RSF in writing that they had experienced “timeout issues with our servers — which very unfortunately caused problems with your event, including the recordings.” RSF apologises to all those who had registered on the platform and to all who attempted to attend the conference. The maximum number of registrants for the virtual conference, which numbered 1,000, had been reached. We share the disappointment of the participants and the speakers.RSF continues to pursue the matter with Crowdcast, and intends to obtain further explanations Organisation Help by sharing this information RSF_en last_img read more

Another journalist killed in road accident – seventh since 2002

June 12, 2021

first_img Reporters Without Borders today urged the Kazakh authorities not to come to any hasty conclusions about Saken Tauzhanov’s death on 2 August and to do everything possible to clarify the circumstances. The authorities said the 37-year-old journalist, who wrote for three independent news websites, zonakz.net, dialog.kz, and kub.kz, was run over by a truck.“We wonder about the circumstances of this ‘accident’ as several opposition journalists have been killed in similar circumstances in recent years and Tauzhanov is the third so far this year,” the press freedom organisation said. “The investigators should look at all the possibilities and not rush to the conclusion that it was an ordinary traffic accident. There are no grounds for claiming he was killed because of his work as a journalist, but there are no grounds for excluding the possibility either.”The first journalist to be killed in a road accident in recent years was Aleksei Pougaev, joint editor of the opposition website Eurasia, who was knocked down by a car on 4 January 2002. He had written many critical stories about President Nursultan Nazarbayev and his associates.Nuri Muftah, a correspondent of the opposition newspaper Respublika 2000 and editor of the weekly Altyn Gasyr who had often written about government corruption, was run over by a bus on 17 November 2002 as he was returning from doing a story on women in the southern city of Shymkent. The police said it was an accident but some witnesses said he was pushed. While in Shymkent, he had been attacked by three men.Askhat Sharipzhanov of the online newspaper Navigator (navi.kz) died in an Almaty hospital on 21 July 2004, five days after being run over by a car just after interviewing Altynbek Sarsenbayev, the new information minister, and Zamanbek Nurkadilov, a leading member of the opposition. The driver, Kanat Kalzhanov, was sentenced to three and a half years of forced labour on 28 December 2004, but the trial shed no light on unexplained aspects of the case.Yuri Baev, the editor of the daily Talap, was also knocked down by a car in 2004 while investigating kickbacks in the oil industry.Batyrkhan Darimbet, the editor of the opposition weekly Azat who was also a reporter for radio Azatyk and a correspondent for Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty, died in hospital on 7 June 2005, six days after a car crashed into his jeep near Taraz. He had gone there to open a local branch of Alga, an opposition group he set up after the Democratic Choice for Kazakhstan (DVK) was banned.CTC television reporter Yuri Halikov, 28 was killed on 7 July of this year when his car crashed as he and cameraman Matvey Shestakov were driving to Priozersk to do a report on one-parent families. Tolegen Kibatov, a journalist with the TV station Otyrar, was also killed in a traffic accident this year. KazakhstanEurope – Central Asia February 5, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information August 8, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Another journalist killed in road accident – seventh since 2002 Regional newspaper editor harassed after investigating real estate scandal January 15, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts News Follow the news on Kazakhstan Reporters prevented from covering Kazakh parliamentary electionscenter_img Kazakh reporter accuses police of attacking her KazakhstanEurope – Central Asia News to go further RSF_en News News Organisation October 30, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more