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Lottoland’s Alot Solutions invests in G Games

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The B2B division of lottery betting giant Lottoland, Alot Solutions, has made what it calls a “significant equity investment” in G Games, the igaming content developer formerly known as Gamevy.Alot noted that G Games would continue to operate independently, though added that it would be able to leverage the developer’s products to enhance its current B2B offering of prize cover, technology and content.The businesses will also collaborate on ad-hoc strategic opportunities such as lottery tenders. The terms of the investment have not been disclosed.“This is another significant investment for Alot Solutions in a class-leading B2B lottery supplier,” Alot Solutions chief executive Michael Carruthers commented. “I am very impressed by G Games’ lottery content and the reach they have in the industry and I look forward to working more closely with them over the coming months and years.“This investment will help us to grow faster as we power innovation in the lottery, gaming and prize promotion sectors to benefit players, operators and their good causes.”G Games is the business formed through the merger of Gamevy and Glück Games in October 2018, which was originally known as Glück Group before its rebrand.The business has established a significant presence in the lottery sector, working with national lotteries in countries such as Germany, Turkey, Italy, Latvia, Norway, Denmark and Morocco.“I am pleased to have Alot Solutions on board as an investor,” G Games chief executive Paul Dolman-Darrall said. “I believe the relationship will help both businesses expand and explore new and exciting opportunities.” Lottoland’s Alot Solutions invests in G Games Topics: Lottery Strategy Lottery 4th August 2020 | By contenteditor The B2B division of lottery betting giant Lottoland, Alot Solutions, has made what it calls a significant equity investment in G Games, the igaming content developer formerly known as Gamevy.last_img read more

Johnnie Beattie returns for Glasgow v Munster

first_img Glasgow Warriors and Scotland no.8 Johnnie Beattie will make his return to frontline action tomorrow night when he takes the field against current Magners League leaders Munster at Musgrave Park in Cork (8 January, kick-off 7.30pm).Beattie has been out with a shoulder injury since he returned from Scotland’s historic Test series win in Argentina last summer and head coach Sean Lineen is delighted to have another of his key players back available for selection.“It’s great to have John back,” said Lineen. “He’s worked incredibly hard and it’s been frustrating for him more than me.“John is a model professional and I think he’s matured over the last few months. We’ve had him involved in a lot of meetings and analysis and he’s delivered really well there. But now he’s fit and ready to go.”Meanwhile, despite the exit of Beattie from the treatment room, four others make their way in following last weekend’s bruising derby against Edinburgh. All do so, however, on a short term basis.Beattie takes the place of Richie Vernon who picked up a dead leg in last weekend’s derby against Edinburgh whilst hooker Fergus Thomson is also sideline with a dead leg. Thomson is replaced by fellow internationalist Dougie Hall.The third change to the forwards simply sees props Ryan Grant and Jon Welsh swap places in the staring XV and on the bench.The only adjustment in the backs sees winger Alex Dunbar line up for his second start in place of Hefin O’Hare who has a calf injury.Dave McCall is another to make a welcome return to the starting XV and is named among the replacements. McCall returns in place of Federico Aramburu who continues to be treated for an ankle injury.Looking forward to Saturday’s match, Lineen continued: “There was relative disappointment following the second Edinburgh game having experienced euphoria after the first.“As for Munster, there’s such a confidence in them. The name Munster just seeps of rugby.“Munster have quality players right throughout their team and are on fire at the moment at the top of the league.“They have particular strength at nine and ten with players like Peter Stringer, Tomas O’Leary, Ronan O’Gara and Paul Warwick who direct the mighty Munster ship so well.“But we need to match their physicality and that starts up front with the forwards.”Glasgow Warriors team to play Munster in the Magners League at Musgrave Park on Saturday 8 January (kick-off 7.30pm)15 Bernardo Stortoni 14 Alex Dunbar13 Max Evans12 Peter Murchie11 DTH van der Merwe10 Ruaridh Jackson9 Colin Gregor1 Ryan Grant2 Dougie Hall3 Moray Low4 Richie Gray5 Alastair Kellock CAPTAIN6 Robert Harley7 John Barclay8 Johnnie Beattie LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS TAGS: Glasgow WarriorsMunster Substitutes: 16 Pat MacArthur, 17 Kevin Tkachuk, 18 Jon Welsh, 19 Aly Muldowney, 20 Ryan Wilson, 21 Henry Pyrgos, 22 Dave McCall, 23 Peter Hornelast_img read more

Villa G / Saunders Architecture

first_img “COPY” Projects Villa G / Saunders ArchitectureSave this projectSaveVilla G / Saunders Architecture Text description provided by the architects. Architect Todd Saunders landed a creative and dynamic client when he got the job to design a house on the south-west coast of Bergen, Norway. The result is a rare and beautiful, and Saunders has said that the process has made him into a better architect.Save this picture!Recommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsVilla G lies like a white landmark in the soft landscape at Hjellestad, near Bergen. The house is large yet not dominating, modern but not pretentious. The house has a futuristic form but is built with traditional Nordic materials and architectural elements with a good basis in Norwegian building methods.Save this picture!The wooden cladding on the house consist of 3 different size mounted in a random pattern. The house has an over built outside space and covered and the second floor covers the entrance below helping the house work together with the rough climate on the west coast of Norway. Villa G is now another plus in Todd Saunders consist portfolio of work. Save this picture!The architect and the client started out on good terms and ended up having a very good working collaboration in all stages of the project. The architect liked the larger lines while the client was a perfectionist in regards to the details. The process was very symbiotic. All parts of the house were a fruitful discussion between the architect and the client. Save this picture!The stair for example was developed together with the client and evolved after at least 10-12 suggestion that ended up as this final stair. The stair is one solid piece of 1cm thick steel, galvanized with white sand corn making it slip resistant. The stair is produced locally, weighs almost a tonne, and had to be lifted into place by a crane through the window in the roof. Save this picture!The architect and client have an enthusiastic description of the design and building process. Saunders say, “the client is very intelligent and has a acute interest in architecture. He challenged us the whole time, but never can got in the way of out design process. The family has documented their wants and needs. These clear and concise wishes help us come of with simple design principles for the project. Save this picture!When commenting his own experience of the how the design of the house evolved, the owner said: “yes, we had an exact number of how many meters of closets we needed and so on. We have built a few houses before this and have learned from our experiences and mistakes. We knew that we wanted a house with clean lines without any visual noise and clutter.” This is one of the reasons that most of the closets and storage spaces are integrated into, so – called, thick wall – walls that are at least 60-70cm deep. The kitchen bench is 8 meters long and has plenty of drawers for kitchen equipment and even other things that need to be stored away. None of the electrical outlets are visible and all technology controlled by a main control panel in the kitchen. The client admits that he is a “gadget freak” and the house reflects this part of his personality. Save this picture!All the previous houses that the client has built were based on the fact that they will be sold again in the near future. Now, however, the owner says that “we have made a house where will live for a very long time”.Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessPima County Behavioral Health Pavilion and Crisis Response Center / Cannon DesignArticlesFlying Walls / ateliermobArticles Share Villa G / Saunders Architecture Norway ArchDaily Save this picture!+ 27 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/30823/villa-g-saunders-architecture Clipboard Area:  368 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project center_img Houses CopyHouses•Bergen, Norway “COPY” 2009 Year:  Architects: Saunders Architecture Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/30823/villa-g-saunders-architecture Clipboard CopyAbout this officeSaunders ArchitectureOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBergenHousesNorwayPublished on August 03, 2009Cite: “Villa G / Saunders Architecture” 03 Aug 2009. 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House in Q2 / Santiago Viale

first_imgHouse in Q2 / Santiago VialeSave this projectSaveHouse in Q2 / Santiago Viale House in Q2 / Santiago Viale Houses Argentina ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/613955/house-in-q2-santiago-viale Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/613955/house-in-q2-santiago-viale Clipboard CopyAbout this officeSantiago VialeOfficeFollowProductsSteelStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMendiolazaArgentinaPublished on March 30, 2015Cite: “House in Q2 / Santiago Viale” [Casa en Q2 / Santiago Viale] 30 Mar 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Projects Save this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteText description provided by the architects. The functional program for this house is pretty conventional.On the ground floor the are 3 bedrooms, the main one with dressing room and a private bathroom , and the other ones with a shared bathroom; it also includes a spacious kitchen with a special place for breakfast, both with visual to the courtyard, and a dinning and sitting room integrated with the gallery.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanRecommended ProductsDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesPlasticsLamitechCompact plastic laminateWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsThe client expressed the necessity of having a working space inside the house, so it was made far from the private zone and it is connected with the sitting room. On the subsoil it was developed a double garage and a service room with an included bathroom. The family was specially concerned about the sitting room and the gallery (merged for possible events) the main bedroom and the kitchen, that’s why they were given broader dimensions, the best visuals and cross-ventilation.  Save this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteThe project is defined by the topography of the land. It´s located in a corner, with 1700 m2 and a grade of 15 mts. It is embedded in a very rugged terrene, so it generates multiple visuals either to the valley or to other hills with the presence of lots of vegetation. As it is a corner land, it gives the possibility of accessing by a side slope or up and then down. Lots of alternatives were checked, if the access was by the top, although the house had 3 floors, it remain lower compared to the level of the superior street; if the access was by the slope side, many complications of the floor would make fragmented spaces in the interior.Save this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteFinally, we insisted on generating the access by the top, so it appeared the idea of making a green terrace with a shaft through which you access the house. By this way we annulled the competition between the entry scale and the immensity of the landscape, making the house disappear and giving the feeling that the ground continues and blends with nature.Save this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteThe fact of letting the ground continue, works as a weather protection from the south aggression.Save this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteToo objects resolve the functional diagram. One of them is a basebord made of stone, which seems to come from the hill, and it is supported by the main one, wich is more artificial and geometric, made of reinforced concrete in a form of L.Save this picture!Drawing 3This geometry generates a limit between both streets and creates a yard which contains the pool.Save this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteThe qualitative difference of these objects is also given by the orientation. The one looking to the street is more extroverted as it faces the north, and the one facing south is the climatic barrier where the services and the gallery (west) are housed.Save this picture!Section 1.1Also, the using of lighting from above in all spaces, not also enhances them but reduces the artificial lights use during the day. Each skylight uses an orientation with a different idea of lighting. It could either be indirect or forming lines according the hours and orientations. The house has central hitting and refrigeration through Splits, whose condensing units will be located in the courtyard next to the dinning room.Save this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteRegarding the structure, it was decided to develop it as independient, made of reinforced concrete. The foundations are deep, as superficial and lineal excavations would be very conflictive because of the rocky ground. Columns were disposed in order to make a weave with flat beams that sustain little slabs. Brick walls enclosure most of the house, but in the places of visual opening, glass surfaces from roof to floor were used.Save this picture!Section 2.2Project gallerySee allShow less5 Reasons Architects Should Learn to CodeArticlesCall for Proposals: Exhibit Your Work at Milan Expo 2015Architecture News Sharecenter_img “COPY” Architects: Santiago Viale Area Area of this architecture project Area:  364 m²Technical Direction:Daniella BevigliaCollaborators:Ana Laura Aquilante, Sebastián Mantese, Sofía Ariño, Sabrina Molinero, Agustina Pezza, Florencia Ruiz, Mauricio Beacon, Mercedes PazoStructure:Germán SarborariaAir Conditioning:Ingeniería GlobalCity:MendiolazaCountry:ArgentinaMore SpecsLess Specs CopyHouses•Mendiolaza, Argentina Save this picture!© Gonzalo Viramonte+ 29 Share “COPY” ArchDailylast_img read more

Bears Ears fight exposes history of U.S. genocide

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this Massive protests streamed through Salt Lake City, Utah, on Dec. 4 in response to the Trump seizure of Indigenous land at Bears Ears National Monument.Stephanie Tromblay is Huron/Metis nonstatus and Tsalagi heritage unenrolled The Trump White House’s plan to steal 1 million acres from Bears Ears National Monument lays bare the history of U.S. genocide against Native nations and land theft in the interests of imperialism, energy companies and the military-industrial complex, all of which are based on that genocide.The announced 2-million-acre reduction of Bears Ears and the Grand Staircase/Escalante monuments is the largest cut to federal land protection in U.S. history and an unprecedented planned takeover in the interests of mining and energy corporations. The staged announcement itself displayed Trump’s connections with right-wing land-use ideologues and fossil fuel and uranium corporations.Trump appeared onstage with right-wing Utah politicians Sen. Orrin Hatch, Gov. Gary Herbert, Rep. Rob Bishop and San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman, all opponents of Bears Ears National Monument status, when he made the announcement on Dec. 4 in Salt Lake City.Five Native nations — the Navajo, Hopi, Zuni, Ute Mountain Ute, and Uintah and Ouray Ute nations, united as the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition — had won monument status in 2016 for 1.3 million acres of their sacred ancestral lands with unprecedented Indigenous oversight. Trump’s proclamation is meant to strip control from them over uranium, oil and gas deposits and to attack their cultural heritage. Bears Ears is densely packed with ancient cultural resources. Puebloan ruins in the area are thousands of years old.Angelo Baca, a coordinator of Utah Diné Bikéyah and a filmmaker, said, “Bears Ears will always be Indigenous land, and nothing will change that.” (New York Times, Dec. 8)The five nations, joined by environmental and conservationist groups, have filed five federal lawsuits against reduction of the two monuments. The lawsuits encompass challenges to Trump’s violation of the 1906 Antiquities Act and the posed threat to hundreds of historical and archeological pueblos and kivas (ruins of ancient apartment buildings and ceremonial chambers), petroglyph (rock art) panels and artifacts. Also, they raise the direct and immediate harm that would result to paleontological sites and the ecosystem.Reduction of Grand Staircase/Escalante National Monument, which is also home to Native historical, cultural and paleontological sites, is a giveaway to coal mining interests.Trump and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s attack on Bears Ears is U.S. imperialism’s continuing genocidal warfare and cultural annihilation. Despite Trump and Zinke’s denial of corporate interests in these lands, during Zinke’s review of national monuments, the Utah Legislature filed a 49-page comment alleging Bears Ears National Monument would destroy the state’s uranium industry.Energy Fuels Resources, owners of the White Mesa Uranium Mill and the Daneros Uranium Mine, lobbied the administration to give them use of monument lands. Chief Operating Officer Mark Chalmers said there are “many other known uranium and vanadium deposits located within [Bears Ears].” (Washington Post, Dec. 8)The Ute Mountain Ute community is directly threatened by the Daneros mine and the White Mesa mill. Energy Fuels aims to increase capacity to haul up to 500,000 tons of uranium through Cedar Mesa, a mountain just below the two buttes called Bears Ears. Both the Navajo Nation and the Ute Mountain Ute have suffered devastation from uranium waste and its refinement.Since 2013, energy companies have asked the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to open 100,000 acres of land within the Bears Ears area to oil and gas leasing, according to the Center for Biological Diversity, although oil has not been pumped in the area since 1992.Uranium mining: Impact on Diné/Navajo Nation and the arms raceThe history of uranium mining is one of thievery and devastation of Native lands with total disregard for its impact on the health of all who live in proximity. Uranium mining forms the basis of the infrastructure of the nuclear arms manufacturing industry. The Navajo Nation has taken the brunt of the extraction of this deadly mineral; it is poisonous and radioactive. Miners are exposed to radiation and carry it home on their clothing to their families. The winds blow the tailings from the mines across the lands and into nearby waters.A University of New Mexico study recently found 85 percent of Diné homes are contaminated with uranium, and the mineral has even been found in their infants’ urine. Navajos living near uranium mines have higher levels of the mineral in their bones than 95 percent of the U.S. population. (Jacqueline Keeler, “Trump’s message for tribes: Let them eat yellowcake,” High Country News, Dec. 16)After the U.S. bombed Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, some 30 million tons of uranium were mined on the Navajo Nation reservation. Diné miners were hired as cheap labor and were not informed of the health risks. By the early 1960s, miners were getting sick and dying. Survivors, widows and family members in the Uranium Radiation Victims Committee began to fight the corporate abuse of their community and started a 30-year legal battle for workers compensation and damages. Navajo Nation President Peterson Zah declared a moratorium on uranium mining in December 1992.There have been clusters of birth defects and stillbirths in Diné children in the Shiprock, N.M., uranium mining area. The National Institutes of Health reported in 1992 that more than 320 kinds of congenital conditions had been detected in Indian Health Service hospital records from Shiprock.  In these cases, the mothers lived near uranium mine dumps and tailings. Some of the fathers had worked in the mines.  NIH’s website states: “Birth defects increased significantly when either parent worked in the Shiprock electronics assembly plant.”Uranium prices remain low for now, but Trump has talked about producing more nuclear weapons. The nuclear arms race began with the intention to make a first-strike attack against the former Soviet Union. After the fall of the USSR, partly due to the relentless economic and political impact of the arms race, nuclear weapons stocks were downsized globally. But the U.S. still has more than all other countries combined. The Pentagon surrounds the Korean peninsula with nuclear arms, and Trump has stated his intention to use them.The nuclear energy industry exists because the military-industrial complex required it to process enough refined uranium to make thousands of nuclear weapons. Uranium ore is processed into yellowcake to use in nuclear reactors. The chain reaction generates heat in the reactors and produces fissile material required to make nuclear bombs.The military also uses the leftover depleted uranium in armor plating and bullets. The Pentagon’s use of DU has left parts of Iraq thoroughly poisoned to the extent that women in Fallujah have been warned to avoid getting pregnant due to it resulting in horrendous birth defects.Drillers and lootersThere is a long history in the Four Corners area of the western states of theft of cultural artifacts, which are often dug up and sold to rich collectors, most often damaging ruins in the process. Ancient petroglyphs throughout the West have sometimes been drilled or hacked to pieces to remove parts for illegal sales. This is what Trump meant in announcing that the monument prevented local people “from enjoying their outdoor activities.”Racist San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman, who was onstage with Trump, led a white supremacist ATV ride across 1,000-year-old Puebloan ruins in 2014 to protest the BLM closure of an illegally created road through the ancient ruins. Joining that ride was Ryan Bundy, who was part of the 2016 proto-fascist takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. During that takeover, white supremacists plowed over Paiute ruins to create a latrine and pillaged precious preserved artifacts.While the Bundyites at Malheur threatened the lives of Malheur BLM employees, Trump is considering Karen Budd-Falen, Bundy’s former attorney and ideologue, for nomination to head the BLM. This is analogous to Scott Pruitt’s takeover of the Environmental Protection Agency.Navajo Code Talkers and ‘Pocahontas’The unprecedented downsizing of Bears Ears and Grand Escalante monuments was overshadowed by Trump’s racist use of the ceremony honoring World War II Navajo Code Talkers.  These veterans were to be honored for their vital role in the war against the Axis powers by using their Diné language to transmit military communications.  Trump posed for the ceremony in front of portraits of the racist, genocidal President Andrew Jackson, initiator of the Trail of Tears, the enforced removals of Native nations from their lands. Trump called Sen. Elizabeth Warren “Pocahontas” before the assembled media.Warren’s claim to Native ancestry is for the Tsalagi people to decide, but the use of Pocahontas’ name within the context of the current culture of calling out sexual abusers says volumes about Trump, who has admitted to sexual misconduct. Matoaka, nicknamed Pocahontas, a daughter of the Native leader Powhatan, was kidnapped and raped by Jamestown settlers.  She was forced to marry a tobacco planter and taken to England, where she died of pneumonia. The Disney movie about her is based on a myth that she saved John Smith. She would have been 10 or 11 years old at the time. Smith was exposed in his day as one who told many such lies about Native women.Other sources: bearsearscoalition.org, Deseret News, Indian Country Today, The Navajo Nation, Salt Lake City Tribune, Washington Post (Dec. 15). last_img read more

Press Freedom Prize goes to Somali radio station Radio Shabelle

first_img Organisation SomaliaAfrica News to go further SomaliaAfrica News January 8, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Somalia December 10, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Press Freedom Prize goes to Somali radio station Radio Shabelle Radio reporter gunned on city street in central Somaliacenter_img March 2, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts RSF and NUSOJ call for release of a journalist held in Somalia’s Puntland region In partnership with the French retail chain FNAC, Reporters Without Borders is delighted to award its 2010 Press Freedom Prize to two symbols of courage, the jailed Iranian journalist Abdolreza Tajik and the embattled Somali news radio station Radio Shabelle.“This year we are honouring a courageous journalist, Abdolreza Tajik, and a beleaguered radio station, Radio Shabelle,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Jean-François Julliard said. “These laureates work into two countries, Iran and Somalia, where reporting the news is a constant battle.”Presenting the 2010 Media of the Year prize to Mogadishu-based Radio Shabelle, writer Jean-Christophe Rufin, France’s former ambassador to Senegal and Gambia, praised the work of Reporters Without Borders’ local correspondents and all journalists working on the ground in difficult regions.“It is an immense honour to receive this prize,” said Ali Abdi, Shabelle Media Network’s head of international relations, who accepted the prize with emotion on behalf of his colleagues at Radio Shabelle. “It recognizes not just our own work but also the courage of all Somali journalists and Somali civil society.“In our country, where chaos reigns and the armed Islamist militias want to silence us, we take great risks to report the news. Five of our journalists have been killed in the past three years, including two station managers, and around 100 have fled the country for safety reasons. But we will not be intimidated. We are determined to continue our struggle for independent journalists and respect for human rights.”Mogadishu-based Radio Shabelle won the “Media of the Year” title. Somalia’s most respected privately-owned radio station, it is also the most exposed to violence. Constantly harassed by the radical Islamist militias that are fighting the transitional government, and sometimes hit by gunfire from pro-government troops during the frequent armed clashes, it struggles to survive amid the chaos.Four of its journalists were killed in 2009, including the manager, Mukhtar Mohamed Hirabe, who was shot four times in the head while on his way to work in downtown Mogadishu. This past summer, threats forced the station to stop broadcasting its talk-show “Tartan Aqooneedka Shabelle.” Islamist armed groups have gained control of around 10 Somali radio stations this year and now use them to broadcast their political and religious propaganda. Radio Shabelle is taking a stand and has so far escaped this fate. But the Islamist militias Al-Shabaab and Hizb-Al-Islam regard it as the tool of “crusader” interests because it covers Somali news in an independent manner and refuses to serve as their mouthpiece. As such, it has become the No. 1 target for these African Taliban who stop at nothing to silence journalists.—-The awards were presented at ceremony hosted by journalist Elizabeth Tchoungui at the Foreign Press Reception Centre (CAPE) in Paris last night.“This prize comes at time when the press is experiencing difficulties,” Reporters Without Borders president Dominique Gerbaud said, opening the ceremony. “This is the case in France. It is also the case in Côte d’Ivoire, where the population is currently being denied access to foreign TV news stations. Describing Reporters Without Borders’ regular activities, he cited its responses to recent incidents in Greece, Tunisia, Afghanistan and Venezuela.“The freedom to report the news and the public’s right to receive it are under greater threat than ever,” said lawyer Gisèle Halimi, France’s former ambassador to UNESCO and a former member of the National Assembly, presenting the 2010 Journalist of the Year award. “Protecting and promoting media freedom, like the defence of women’s rights, helps to advance the freedoms of an entire society.”Jailed for the third time on 12 June of this year, Tajik is still detained. Nobel peace laureate Shirin Ebadi, the head of the Tehran-based Human Rights Defenders Centre, received the 2010 Journalist of the Year award on his behalf. Thanking all those who defend free speech in Iran, Ebadi said: “I regret that Abdolreza is not here to receive this award in person. His only crime has been to write, to write the truth. For doing that, he is being held in solitary confinement in Evin prison, without his lawyer being able to see him or have access to his case file. Abdolreza is a symbol of resistance in Iran, and he is not the only one. I hope he will be here next year to meet you.”Tajik was chosen for his reporting and his commitment to the defence of press freedom in Iran. A member of the Human Rights Defenders Centre and a determined free speech activist, he worked as political editor on many of the newspapers that have been closed by the authorities, such as Fateh (closed by the authorities in 2000), Bahar (closed in 2001), Bonyan (closed in 2002), Hambastegi (closed in 2003) and Shargh (closed in 2008). He often writes about free speech violations and arbitrary arrests of journalists.The Reporters Without Borders Prize has been awarded every since 1992 to a journalist and a news media in different parts of the world that have made a significant contribution to the defence and promotion of press freedom. The prize winners are selected by an international jury of journalists and human rights activists.Speaking on behalf of Reporters Without Borders’ partner in the Press Freedom Prize, Fnac executive committee member Isabelle Saviane said: “Fnac regards itself as an actor in society and as a media in its own right, and intends to play a role alongside NGOs such as Reporters Without Borders. Social involvement is an integral part of Fnac’s DNA and therefore its economic model. And we are going to propose new joint actions with Reporters Without Borders in 2011.” RSF requests urgent adoption of moratorium on arrests of journalists RSF_en News News February 24, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Reporters Without Borders creates mirror sites to fight censorship

first_imgNews Filtering, denial of service attacks, withdrawal of content – censors use many different methods to silence news websites. In addition to drawing attention to these acts of censorship and providing the victims with legal, material and financial help, Reporters Without Borders has now decided to provide them with technical assistance as well. RSF_en Reporters Without Borders launches a new mirror operation : ZambianWatchDog. Feel free to spread the word about this operation on Twitter using the #RSFmirror hashtag.Access the list of mirror sites created by Reporters Without Borders.—————-So that independent news websites that are targeted by cyber-attacks and government blocking can continue posting information online, Reporters Without Borders is going to start mirroring sites. The first sites to be mirrored are those of the Chechen magazine Dosh and the Sri Lankan online newspaper Lanka-e News. We urge Internet users all over the world to create more mirrors of these sites in an act of solidarity.If a cyber-attack renders Doshdu.ru inaccessible again, as it was during last December’s parliamentary elections in Russia, Internet users will be able to access the exact copy created by Reporters Without Borders, http://dosh.rsf.org. The mirror will be regularly and automatically updated.Mirror sites can also be used to circumvent blocking by governments. For example, the Lanka-e-News site, http://lankaenews.com, has been blocked in Sri Lanka since October 2011 (by blocking the site domain name or the hosting server’s IP address), but Internet users in Sri Lanka will be able to access the Reporters Without Borders mirror site, http://lankaenesw.rsf.org, which is hosted on another server with another domain name.If the mirror is itself later also blocked, the creation of further mirror sites together with a regularly updated list of these mirrors will continue to render the blocking ineffective in a Streisand effect.Reporters Without Borders will soon create other mirrors and urges Internet users who want to help combat censorship and have the ability to host a site on a web server to follow suit. A list of the mirror sites will be updated on this page. If you want to participate, send the URL of the mirror site you have created to wefightcensorship (at) rsf.org. We will add it to the list below. The next mirroring operations launched by Reporters Without Borders will be reported on the @RSF_RWB and @RSFNet Twitter accounts with the #RSFmirror hashtag.—————-#list<-] List of sites mirrored by Reporters Without Borders-* [#zwd<-]Zambian Watchdog: Access to the Zambian Watchdog independent news website was blocked on the night of 24 June. The site’s technicians created an https version in a bid to circumvent the blocking, but it continued to be inaccessible within Zambia. The mirror site then created by Reporters Without Borders, ZambianWatchdog.rsf.org, was itself blocked with hours of going online. At the same time, the Zambian authorities have been waging an [all-out persecution campaign against Zambian Watchdog’s reporters. To help end the gagging of independent news and information in Zambia, Reporters Without Borders appeals to Internet users to create many copies of the site.-** http://zambianwatchdog.rsf.org-* #km<-]Kazakhstan: Kazakhstan’s leading opposition media have all been [banned as “extremist” in the past month in response to a request by the prosecutor-general’s office. To help circumvent this censorship Reporters Without Borders has created mirror sites for Respublika, Vzgliad, Stan TV et K+ and urges as many people as possible to create similar mirror sites.-** http://respublika-kz.rsf.org/-** http://vzglyad.rsf.org/-** http://stan.rsf.org/-** http://kplus-tv.rsf.org/-* Radio Erena _ Radio Erena is a news radio station that broadcasts from France to Eritrea, one of the world's most closed countries and ranked lasted in the Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. For Eritreans living in Eritrea, it is the only source of independently reported news and information in the local language. On 14 August, a pirate transmission blocked Radio Erena's satellite signal. On 28 August, a cyber-attack brought down the station's website, Erena.org. Radio Erena is once again online and on the airwaves after being unavailable on the Internet for a week and off the air as satellite radio station for three weeks.-** http://erena.commentcontournerlacensure.net-* La Voix de Djibouti_ La Voix de Djibouti is a Europe-based radio station that supports Djibouti’s opposition Renewal and Development Movement (MRD). It began by broadcasting on the short wave and then switched to being a web radio. The authorities have blocked access to its website within Djibouti.-** http://lavoixdedjibouti.rsf.org/-** http://lavoixdedjibouti.mirror.tengu.ch/Charter97_ Charter97.org is one of the leading independent news websites in Belarus, a new addition to the Reporters Without Borders list of “Enemies of the Internet.” The site’s editor, Natalia Radzina, had to flee the country after the December 2010 crackdown and is now based in Lithuania. Charter97 was the target of many DDoS-type attacks around that time, which rendered it inaccessible at a crucial moment in Belarus’ recent history. It has been on the blacklist of banned sites since January 2012 when Law 317-3, a new law reinforcing Internet monitoring and control, took effect.-** http://charter97.rsf.org-** http://charter97.mirror.tengu.ch/-->-* Fergananews_ Fergananews is the website of the independent news agency Ferghana and, as such, is the leading online source of news and information about Central Asia in the Russian language. Since 2005, access to Fergananews.com has been blocked in Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, two countries that are on the list of “Enemies of the Internet.” The site has also been subject to repeated content filtering in Tajikistan and has been blocked in Kyrgyzstan since February 2012.-** http://fergananews.rsf.org-** http://fergananews.mirror.tengu.ch/-* Lankanewsweb_ Sri Lankan journalists in exile write for Lanka News Web, a site that has many readers because of the freedom with which it covers such subjects as human rights violations, corruption and political misdoings, a freedom that contrasts with the climate of self-censorship prevailing within Sri Lanka. It receives 3 to 4 million visits a day from inside Sri Lanka and more than 30 million worldwide. The site has repeatedly been blocked on the government’s orders.-** http://lankanewsweb.rsf.org-** http://lankanewsweb.mirror.tengu.ch/-* Dosh_ doshdu.ru, which covers politics and current affairs throughout the Russian Caucasus, received the Reporters Without Borders press freedom prize in 2009 for the courage and quality of its reporting. Despite frequent attempts to intimidate its staff, it is one of the very few independent sources of news about Chechnya, Ingushetia and Dagestan, the victims of a low intensity civil war. Its website is often the target of DDoS attacks, the latest of which was during Russia’s disputed parliamentary elections on 4 December 2011. The site’s content and all of its files were completed deleted in 2010. -** http://dosh.rsf.org-** http://porneia.free.fr/streisand.me/doshdu.ru/-** http://katzenpension-schroedinger.de/mirror/dosh.rsf.org/-** http://doshdu.dragondon.net/-** http://dosh.daupheus.com/-** http://doshdu.flood.fr/-** http://dosh.mirror.tengu.ch/-* Lanka-e-News_ lankaenews.com is one of the few independent news outlets in Sri Lanka, where a government licence is needed to publish news online. As Lanka-e-News does not have a licence, the site has been blocked since October 2011. Its headquarters in a Colombo suburb were badly damaged by an arson attack in January 2011.-** http://lankaenews.rsf.org-** http://porneia.free.fr/streisand.me/lankaenews.com/-** http://katzenpension-schroedinger.de/mirror/lankaenews.rsf.org/-** http://lankaenews.daupheus.com/-** http://lankaenews.flood.fr/-** http://lankaenews.mirror.tengu.ch/#howto<-] How to create a mirror siteTo mirror one of the sites on the above list, you can:-# Either install [website copying software on your server and run it at regular intervals in order to have an updated version of the mirrored site (we recommend copying the content of the existing mirror rather than the original site in order not to overload the original)-# Or download a compressed file of the mirrored site (available for all the Reporters Without Borders mirrors at http://mirroradress/archive.tar.gz), decompress it and use ftp to transfer all the files to your server.You can also use the autoblog script developped by Seb Sauvage. 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RAAD help not ‘wanted or needed’ in Inishowen

first_img Pinterest Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Google+ News Google+ Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Facebook WhatsApp A Derry group, claiming to be anti-drugs, who have warned they’ll take action on Inishowen drug-dealers, have been told they’re not ‘needed or wanted’.Sinn Fein Councillor Padraig MacLoughlin yesterday sent the message to paramilitary group Republican Action Against Drugs, who’ve threatened to take action against the areas drug dealers.He’s now appealing to them to refrain from using violence, asking them to meet him to discuss any problems with drugs in the area[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/04pad1.mp3[/podcast] Twitter RAAD help not ‘wanted or needed’ in Inishowen RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Previous articlePotential of 3,000 jobs through £600 million investmentNext articleLast ditch meeting over Drumfries mast News Highland WhatsApp Facebook By News Highland – March 5, 2010 Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Twitter LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Pinterest Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margeylast_img read more

Potential of 3,000 jobs through £600 million investment

first_imgNewsx Adverts WhatsApp Google+ 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Pinterest By News Highland – March 5, 2010 Google+ HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week There is hope that up to 3,000 jobs could be created in Derry.Talks have been ongoing with international investors for a £600 million investment, it is now hoped it is close to fruition.The developer – a company called the Orana Group – is  planning two major developments, one at Crescent Link and one in Bridgend.The developer is also involved in a number of other developments in Larne, Inver, Strabane and Omagh among others.The plan is for mixed-use facilities at the sites in Derry incorporating commerce, retail, technology and community facilities.Contracts have already been signed with Sainsburys Supermarket for the Crescent Link site while negotiations are at an advanced stage with a number of other potential tenants.The developers have already purchased £50m worth of land at Crescent Link and substantial deposits have been paid for various sites at Bridgend. In total, they have already spent around £150m on the Derry projectThey expect to invest around £600 million in the North West, including a £200 million development in Strabane Facebook Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers center_img Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Pinterest Potential of 3,000 jobs through £600 million investment RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleDonegal Business Week launchedNext articleRAAD help not ‘wanted or needed’ in Inishowen News Highland Twitter Facebook Twitter PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal WhatsApplast_img read more

Covid-19: People have taken their “foot off the gas”

first_img WhatsApp Covid-19: People have taken their “foot off the gas” Twitter Previous articleBack into circuit breaker lockdown for North next weekNext articleLetterkenny now has highest rate of Covid-19 nationwide News Highland AudioHomepage BannerNews Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebookcenter_img Google+ The Chief Medical Officer is warning that we need to make up for the time lost over the last week, when the decline of Covid-19 stalled.Daily case numbers had been declining rapidly during the first three weeks of level 5 restrictions, but this stopped suddenly over the last seven days.It’s partially because the average number of close contacts a confirmed case has has increased from 2.6 to 3.2.Dr Tony Holohan says people have taken their “foot off the gas”.Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/holohan7am.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Twitter Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th DL Debate – 24/05/21 By News Highland – November 20, 2020 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODAlast_img read more