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  • Optimove iGaming Pulse – July 2020

    first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter As Europe’s major football leagues concluded in July following their novel coronavirus (Covid-19) enforced breaks, did customers flock back to betting operators?After Covid-19 caused sports leagues around the world to shut down, leaving millions of disappointed fans at home for months, most major European leagues finally played their remaining fixtures in July. Also, after a break of almost five months in some cases due to the pandemic, the Spanish, English and Italian soccer leagues concluded during the month. As a result, there’s an evident increase in monthly deposit amounts per player and average deposit amounts.Surely, online sports betting operators are benefitting from the return of these sporting events? Take a look at the numbers below.Sports KPIsAverage Deposit Amount The average deposit amount increased by 9% month-over-month and by 19% year-on-year, now standing at €37 (£33.5/$44.0) per player. Last year, we were in the off-season by this point, hence the significant difference to the prior year.Monthly Deposits The average number of monthly deposits for sports bettors increased by 5% month-over-month and by 10% compared to July 2019.Net gaming revenue per player Though we see an increase both in average deposit amounts and monthly deposits, there is a decrease in average revenue per active player during July of 4% from June, and 15% year-on-year, now standing at €117 per player.If we look closely at the country of Spain, where La Liga’s top professional football division of the Spanish football league comes from, we can see a sequential increase of 28% for monthly revenue per player.Retention rates We would expect that in July, there would be higher retention rates due to the leagues returning, but surprisingly enough, retention rates for sports bettors have decreased by 6% month-on-month. However, retention rates increased by 3% compared to July 2019, due to the prior year being in the off-season.Conversion rates We also see a decrease in conversion rates in the online sports betting sector, which fell 7% from June. Compared to last year, rates are up 13%.Casino KPIsAverage deposit amount The average deposit amount for casino players increased by 9% month-on-month and by 9% year-on-year in July, now standing at €36.Monthly deposit per player The average number of monthly deposits per player in July increased by 3% sequentially and by 9% from July 2019, now standing at 9.5 deposits per player.Retention rates There is a slight decrease in retention rates of 2% month-on-month, but a 5% year-on-year increase.Conversion rates Conversion rates remained flat month-on-month at 41%. However, there is a substantial year-over-year increase of 37%.Number of activity days At Optimove, we calculate this as all the monetary activities of players during a month – for instance, those who have made a deposit or placed a bet. In July, we can see an increase of 8% from June and 16% year-on-year, now standing at 6.4 activity days.About iGaming Pulse: iGaming Pulse is an industry benchmark tool for the gaming sector. iGaming Pulse enables gaming operators to accurately assess their overall performance against industry-wide key performance indicators.Its figures are updated on a monthly basis. It enables gaming operators to gain a clearer understanding of how their KPIs compare against the rest of the industry, broken down by geography and game type. This type of data, which is made publicly available for the first time, provides operators with the ability to conduct comparative analysis and derive insight into how their performance compares with industry averages.iGaming Pulse comprises of data collected from over 200 online casinos and sports betting companies, including industry giants and boutique operators, providing an accurate, statistically significant sample of the industry. Access to this information is vital for operators that are limited to only their own data. Optimove’s iGaming Pulse is now fully accessible, ensuring operators will have a clearer overview of how they compare to the industry. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Casino & games 10th August 2020 | By contenteditor As Europe’s major football leagues concluded in July following their novel coronavirus (Covid-19) enforced breaks, did customers flock back to betting operators?center_img Email Address Topics: Casino & games Marketing & affiliates Sports betting Tags: Online Gambling Optimove iGaming Pulse – July 2020last_img read more

  • Forget gold and Bitcoin. This is how I’d invest in stocks to get rich

    first_img 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. Roland Head | Saturday, 18th July, 2020 | More on: ^FTSE Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Today I want to talk about how to invest in stocks. This might seem strange, given that the FTSE 100 is down by nearly 20% this year, while gold and Bitcoin have both risen by nearly 30%.However, I believe that if you want to invest and get rich, the stock market offers far bigger long-term opportunities than Bitcoin or gold. Let me explain why.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…What’s wrong with gold and Bitcoin?Bitcoin was originally invented as an alternative currency. Despite this, hardly anyone actually uses it. Most people who own Bitcoin only seem to want to trade it in the hope that the Bitcoin price will rise. I don’t see this as a sensible way to invest — it’s just gambling to me.Things are a little better with gold. Although the yellow metal will never expand or generate income, gold has been used to store wealth and make payments for thousands of years. I think that will continue. I also like gold’s portability and security — unlike Bitcoin, physical gold can’t be hacked.However, the reality is that the last time gold rose above $1,800/oz. was nine years ago. That peak was followed by a six-year slump that saw the yellow metal lose up to 45% of its value.I don’t think this is a good time to buy gold. But falling share prices mean that I do think it’s a good time to invest in stocks.Why I buy sharesWhen you own shares, you own a slice of a real business. Assuming you invest in profitable, successful companies, this means that the value of your shares is backed by profits, assets and cash dividends.Unlike Bitcoin and gold, shares do have an intrinsic value — the value of the business you part-own. Most good businesses grow over time. They add new customers or products, or increase their prices to reflect stronger demand. This is reflected in rising share prices and larger dividends.How to invest in stocksGetting started in the stock market is easier than you might think. The first thing I’d do is open a tax-free Stocks and Shares ISA. You can pay up to £20,000 a year into an ISA and all future profits and income will be free of tax.The simplest way to start buying stocks is to just put cash into a cheap tracker fund, such as a FTSE 100 index ETF. However, many indices — especially the FTSE 100 — are heavily weighted to a few sectors.Almost 30% of the FTSE 100 is made up of oil stocks, miners and banks. Technology stocks account for less than 1%. Personally, I want more exposure to sectors with good long-term growth potential, such as tech and pharmaceuticals. I’m not so keen banks.The way I approach building a stock portfolio is to choose 15-20 good quality stocks that I’d be happy to hold for at least five years. I then start to buy them gradually, investing a fixed amount of cash each month.By investing regularly, I can profit from periods when prices are low. I can also avoid any risk of putting all my cash into the market just before a crash. Dividends get reinvested whenever I buy new stocks.This is how I invest in stocks. It’s not sexy and exciting like Bitcoin, but I’m pretty certain it’s a better way to get rich. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Roland Headcenter_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. 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. 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  • Rapidísimas

    first_img Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Por Onell A. SotoPosted Nov 13, 2012 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Hopkinsville, KY The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group La oficina del Primer Ministro británico confirmó el 9 de noviembre que la Reina Isabel había aprobado la nominación de Justin Welby, obispo de la diócesis de Durham, como el 105º Arzobispo de Cantórbery, en una sucesión que se extiende por más de 1400 años. En su nuevo cargo Welby será obispo de la diócesis de Cantórbery, Primado de Inglaterra, Primado de Toda Inglaterra y líder espiritual de la Comunión Anglicana mundial. Además, coronará a los monarcas ingleses y servirá de orientación al pueblo en asuntos morales y cívicos.Según la ley la Comisión de Nominaciones de la Corona sometió su nombre a la oficina del Primer Ministro del Reino Unido, quien luego buscó la aprobación de la reina, suprema gobernadora de la Iglesia de Inglaterra. Antes de su ordenación al presbiterado en 1992, Welby estudio derecho e historia en la Universidad de Cambridge y luego pasó 11 años como ejecutivo de la industria petrolera. Después de una década en el ministerio parroquial, fue nombrado canónigo residente y sub-deán de la catedral de Coventry. De 2007 a 2012 fue deán de Liverpool.En 2011 fue electo obispo de Durham, la cuarta sede en orden jerárquico de la Iglesia de Inglaterra. Welby accedió automáticamente a un escaño en la Cámara de los Lores. Su entronización está programada para el 21 de marzo de 2013, en la catedral de Cantórbery. El arzobispo-electo sucederá a Rowan Williams, quien se jubila a fines de este año después de 10 años en el cargo. Welby está casado con Caroline. La pareja tiene cinco hijos, de 16 a 27 años de edad.La obispa primada de Estados Unidos, Katharine Jefferts Schori, dijo: “Me ha encantado saber del nombramiento del obispo Welby como arzobispo de Cantórbery. Él aporta el conocimiento de los inmensos desafíos del mundo en que la Comunión Anglicana procura actuar en el servicio de la misión restauradora y reconciliadora de Dios”.Las elecciones presidenciales en Estados Unidos se realizaron el 6 de noviembre conforme habían sido programadas. Ahora se siente más tranquilidad en los medios. Algunos analistas dicen que los republicanos “orquestaron” una campaña ideológica de derecha que no se ajustaba a la realidad del pueblo. Lo bueno es que hubo elecciones transparentes y que muchos líderes políticos están hablando de reconciliación y cooperación unos con otros. El país lo necesita y el pueblo lo agradecerá. Este es el momento.Puerto Rico ha comenzado un proceso para definir su relación con Estados Unidos. Una ligera mayoría desea que su isla se convierta en el estado 51 de la Unión Americana de acuerdo con los resultados de un referendo no obligatorio. Puerto Rico lleva ya 114 años como “Estado Libre Asociado”. El estatus de país independiente sólo consiguió el 5% de los votos. Pese a su obra de gobierno Luis Fortuño perdió la elección frente a Alejandro García Padilla que apoya el estatus actual de la isla.Daniel Ivey-Soto, 45, ha sido electo senador estatal de Nuevo México representando el distrito15, parte de la ciudad de Albuquerque. Daniel es miembro de la Iglesia Metodista y sobrino de Onell Soto, editor de Rapidísimas. Él y su esposa Sheri tocaron cientos de puertas de los hogares del distrito. En su campaña dijo: “Cristo nos llama a dar la bienvenida al extranjero, visitar al enfermo y encarcelado y vestir a los desnudos”. Felicitaciones y enhorabuena.Tuksi Gabbard, una atractiva mujer demócrata de 31 años de edad y veterana de la guerra en Irak , ha sido electa a la Cámara de Representantes de Estados Unidos. Como ella es de religión hindú ha jurado fidelidad a su poniendo su mano sobre el Bhagavad Gita, un antiguo libro sagrado en lugar de la Biblia. La nueva congresista es conocida en su natal Hawái por su posición liberal en cuanto al aborto y la homosexualidad.Después de varios fracasos en Europa y Estados Unidos en su lucha contra los matrimonios del mismo sexo, la historiadora Lucetta Scaraffia, dijo en el periódico L’Osservatore Romano que “la iglesia ha emergido en años recientes como la única institución global que es capaz de resistir las fuerzas que amenazan la sociedad humana”.Si usted encuentra faltas en esta columna tenga paciencia y compasión. Su editor ingresará el 17 de noviembre a “La Cofradía de los Octogenarios”. Parece mentira pero los números no mienten. Con gusto seguiremos “al pie del cañón” hasta nuevo aviso…VERDAD. Pero tú, persevera hasta el fin y descansa, que al final de los tiempos te levantarás para recibir tu recompensa. Daniel 12:13 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Collierville, TN Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Bath, NC Rapidísimas The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Washington, DC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Smithfield, NC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Pittsburgh, PA center_img Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Press Release Service Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Featured Events Rector Knoxville, TN In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Albany, NY Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Submit a Job Listing Submit an Event Listing Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Belleville, IL Youth Minister Lorton, VA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Director of Music Morristown, NJlast_img read more

  • The Apopka Voice Townhall set for Seats #1 and #2

    first_imgThe Apopka Voice Townhall Dates: Wednesday, February 28th for Seat #1, and Thursday, March 1st for Seat #2.Location: Highland Manor 604 East Main Street in ApopkaTime: From 6-8 PM both nights. Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom  But unlike most debates or townhalls, this event will attempt to re-create the experience of being on the Apopka City Council. The agenda items (topics) and specifics (questions) will be sent to the eight candidates a week in advance so that they can prepare to answer questions delivered to them. This style of Townhall is intended to better simulate the experience of being an Apopka City Commissioner. There will also be longer answers, allowing candidates to reply to questions in a more conversational style, similar to how the City Council operates during a discussion. Three specific topics will be discussed with only a few questions per topic. The discussion will stay on that topic until a comprehensive understanding of the four candidate’s viewpoints/opinions/thoughts is known. The purpose of this format is not to measure how quickly a candidate thinks on their feet, but rather to measure their approach to solving critical issues for Apopka, and to fully understand their opinions and ideologies on the subject.In the last 30 minutes, a more traditional townhall style debate will close the event with the candidates answering questions posed by the audience. Seating is limited to first-come-first-served. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address herecenter_img Please enter your name here There are only 18 days until Apopka’s Election Day, which means it’s time to meet your candidates for City Commission. And what better way to get to know them than at a townhall? On Wednesday, February 28th, and Thursday, March 1st The Apopka Voice will host two City Commission Townhall at the Highland Manor from 6-8 PM. It’s the first Townhall in the news site’s history, and the first time all four candidates from Seat #1 and Seat #2 will meet together at the same event. Apopka City Hall TAGSThe Apopka Voice Townhall Previous articleFire Station #5 opens its doors in northwest ApopkaNext articleAfrican-American GIs of WWII: Fighting for democracy abroad and at home Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 last_img read more

  • Magazine for trustees

    Magazine for trustees  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The second issue of ThirdSector Trustee has just been published by ThirdSector and NCVO.The second issue of ThirdSector Trustee has just been published by ThirdSector and NCVO. Current articles include recruiting a representative board, knowledge of financial matters, deciding the chief executive’s salary, and improving board performance.Contact Third Sector Advertisement Howard Lake | 29 January 1999 | News read more

  • On the picket line

    first_imgAll out to support Charter/Spectrum strikers!The 1,800 Charter/Spectrum workers have been on strike since March 28. Members of International Electrical Workers Local 3 have been pounding the bricks for five months all over the New York metro area. They’re fighting to continue their medical and pension plans and to stop Spectrum from blaming them for its failure to update faulty equipment and for its inflated promises to customers.To dramatize the strike, Local 3 has organized a march across the George Washington Bridge “against corporate greed and unfair labor practices” for Aug. 25. A strong showing there — particularly from the many unions that sent Local 3 solidarity messages (posted on NYCcabletruth.blogspot.com) — will go a long way to help Local 3 in its next negotiating session on Aug. 29.When it comes to corporate greed, Charter Communications CEO Thomas Rutledge is its poster child. Forbes magazine (“The Capitalist Tool”) identified Rutledge as the highest-paid CEO in 2016, with a total compensation package worth $98 million. His base salary is currently $2 million, but he receives millions in cash bonuses and millions in stock. (Aug. 11) Economist Les Leopold estimates the wage gap between today’s CEO and the average worker is 829 to 1. (Labor Press, Aug. 17)Though Charter/Spectrum is offering the workers raises to “compensate,” it claims, for cuts in medical and pension benefits, Local 3 sees through that ruse. In the long run, higher wages won’t make up for benefit cuts, given soaring medical costs and switching from a pension plan to a 401(k), based on the Wall Street crapshoot known as the stock market. “It’s union busting — 101 — definitely,” cable tech Ayobam Ouedapo told Labor Press. Sociologist professor Chris Rhomberg agreed, saying: “The Spectrum workers are at the forefront of a battle to defend good jobs across the economy, including the right to bargain collectively. The company is benefitting from its franchise agreement with the city, and it should negotiate fairly with its workers. This is a fundamental crisis that we ignore at our peril.”At spectrumstrike2017.com, in addition to learning more about the strike from a worker-made video, there are two ways to help the workers. Sign the petition addressed to New York City elected officials to “immediately pull Charter/Spectrum’s franchise agreement with the City of New York.” Then file a complaint against the company on the NY Public Service Commission website. For updates on the struggle, visit NYCcabletruth.blogspot.com.Supreme Court to address attack on labor legislationPro-corporate interests and Trump administration lawyers are setting their sights on an important lifeline for workers. In October, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in NLRB v. Murphy’s Oil (an Arkansas-based transnational corporation) which, if the business side wins, could have a devastating effect on workers. The case seeks to strip us of our ability to navigate workplace disputes collectively in court. (Economic Policy Institute, Aug. 10)This could have huge implications for the class struggle. The National Labor Relations Act codifies workers’ rights to act collectively, guaranteeing workers the right to stand together for “mutual aid and protection” when seeking to improve wages and working conditions, and that includes actions in court. However, corporate interests are arguing, bolstered by the business-friendly government tide, that workers should be forced to sign arbitration agreements. According to the EPI, that would force every single worker to hire their own private lawyer and navigate the legal process alone! If the Supreme Court rules against this case, it could have devastating effects for all U.S. workers. Stay tuned.Teachers reach agreement with D.C. Public SchoolsAfter five years of struggle, the Washington Teachers Union (American Federation of Teachers Local 6) has finally gotten District of Columbia Public Schools to negotiate a tentative contract. In a statement on the local’s website, President Elizabeth A. Davis urged its 5,000 active members to vote yes on the deal, which includes 9 percent raises over the course of the three-year contract, upgraded benefits and more say in the workplace. The agreement is retroactive to last October. Not every victory was won, Davis admitted, but the local fought to secure a much-deserved raise before the upcoming school year. Last year, teachers took to the streets to protest stalled union negotiations under the school board’s failing misleadership. (Washington Post, Aug. 14) Lesson learned: Direct action and input from passionate unionists brought the gains this contract offers.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

  • United we stand for Hungary and the European Union

    first_img Follow the news on Hungary Hungary’s leading independent radio station taken off the air HungaryEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsInternational bodies Receive email alerts News Members of the European Parliament will have to make a key choice for Europe’s future on 12 September, between ensuring respect for European values or allowing the Hungarian government to flout them and letting other European Union member states take the same road. Together with Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Open Society European Policy Institute and other Hungarian and European NGOs, RSF calls on MEPs to vote “yes” to defend European values, especially respect for human rights, the rule of law and press freedom. Campaigns June 2, 2021 Find out more HungaryEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsInternational bodies September 7, 2018 – Updated on September 10, 2018 United we stand for Hungary and the European Union to go furthercenter_img Organisation Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU News Help by sharing this information February 10, 2021 Find out more News RSF_en Swedish Reporters Without Borders awards press freedom prize to a Hungarian news site May 4, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

  • Government shuts down radio station following presidential threats against media

    first_img Receive email alerts June 4, 2021 Find out more UgandaAfrica Reporters Without Borders today called on the Uganda authorities to rescind the Broadcasting Council’s suspension yesterday of privately-owned radio station KFM’s licence for allegedly failing to respect minimum broadcasting standards. “Silencing a radio station is a serious action that aggravates problems rather than resolving them,” the press freedom organisation said. Uganda blocks social media and messaging apps, isolating election RSF_en August 12, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Government shuts down radio station following presidential threats against media January 13, 2021 Find out more Uganda urged to free two journalist held since last week on libel charges News Follow the news on Uganda Organisation Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders today called on the Uganda authorities to rescind the Broadcasting Council’s suspension yesterday of privately-owned radio station KFM’s licence for allegedly failing to respect minimum broadcasting standards.”Silencing a radio station is a serious action that aggravates problems rather than resolving them,” the press freedom organisation said. “Regardless of the charges against a news media or the gravity of the political context, we call on the body that regulates Uganda’s broadcast media to put dialogue before repression and to give journalists a chance to express their views before pronouncing sanctions.”Reporters Without Borders added: “Clearly issued under the impact of President Yoweri Museveni’s threatening comments against the media, this ban on KFM is an extraordinary punitive measure and worries us, and we call on the president to realise that such authoritarian measures undermine democracies.”In its letter yesterday announcing the suspension of KFM’s licence, the Broadcasting Council did not say how long the suspension would last, indicating that this would depend on the outcome of its investigation. The station belongs to the Kenya-based Nation Media Group.The news agency Reuters quoted information minister Nsaba Buturo as saying the decision was prompted by a programme broadcast on 10 August “that did not meet the minimum broadcasting standards as they are enshrined in our laws.”He was alluding to a discussion programme called “Tonight With Andrew Mwenda Live” in which speakers referred to President Museveni’s threats the day before to close down any news media that acted like “vultures” and “play around with regional security.”The death of former Sudanese rebel leader John Garang when the Uganda presidential helicopter he was travelling in crashed on 31 July, three weeks after he was sworn in as Sudan’s vice-president, caused a stir in Uganda, which declared three days of mourning. Since then the Ugandan media have been abuzz with speculation and conspiracy theories ranging from terrorism and sabotage to an act of war by a foreign army. Even Museveni did not rule out that the crash was “perhaps not” an accident.The Daily Monitor, which also belongs to the Nation Media Group, protested against KFM’s closure in an editorial today. “We are not infallible and as a responsible media house we are open to suggestions and open to improvement,” the editorial said. Stressing support for national and regional security, it called on Museveni to respect the constitution and called on the Broadcasting Council to target its sanctions. “Instead of closing the radio station, the Council could have suspended the ‘offending’ programme and initiated talks with the management over acceptable standards,” the editorial concluded. March 12, 2021 Find out more Ugandan president threatens to “bankrupt” leading daily News News News to go further UgandaAfrica last_img read more

  • HR driving performance with pre-season tune-up

    first_img“It is not just the cars that need preparing for theseason, it’s essential that the whole race team is focused on the same goal andis fully formed ahead of the first Grands Prix in Melbourne,” saidMarsden. Comments are closed. Activities were designed to bring the two cultures togetherand included an assembly exercise and an opinion poll to gauge team morale. HR driving performance with pre-season tune-upOn 25 Feb 2003 in Personnel Today The HR director at Formula One racing outfit BAR organised aSpanish pre-season tune-up for the team to ensure they hit the track at fullspeed.center_img Previous Article Next Article John Marsden said the 70-strong team (including driverJenson Button, pictured) and 25 engineers from engine supplier Honda, attendeda team-building event by specialist coaching firm Performance First Limited inValencia to ensure that British and Japanese members of the team bonded andperformed to their maximum potential. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

  • Diversity and species distribution of polychaetes, isopods and bivalves in the Atlantic sector of the deep Southern Ocean

    first_imgWe examined deep-sea benthic data on polychaetes, isopods and bivalves from the Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean. Samples were taken during the expeditions EASIZ II (1998), ANDEEP I and II (2002) (depth: 742–6,348 m). The range between sites varies from 3 to 1,900 km. Polychaetes (175 species in total) and isopods (383 species) had a high proportion of species restricted to one or two sites (72 and 70%, respectively). Bivalves (46 species) had a higher proportion of species represented at more sites. Beta diversity (Whittaker and Jaccard) was higher for polychaetes and isopods than for bivalves. The impact of depth on species richness was not consistent among groups; polychaetes showed a negative relationship to depth, isopods displayed highest richness in the middle depth range (2,000–4,000 m), whereas bivalves showed no clear relationship to depth. Species richness was not related to latitude (58–74°S) or longitude (22–60°W) for any group.last_img read more