At The Races pens turnover-based streaming deal with Betfred

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 25th November 2019 | By contenteditor Regions: UK & Ireland At The Races pens turnover-based streaming deal with Betfred Finance Sky Sports-owned At The Races (ATR) has entered into a multi-year turnover-based streaming and data deal with Betfred, covering a wide range of horseracing content from the UK.Under the agreement, Betfred will gain access to live streams and raceday data across ATR’s UK horseracing content. The deal will shift pricing of each product from a pence-per-stream basis to one where ATR will receive a share of turnover on all bets placed.ATR will use its wholly owned streaming platform Sport Mediastream to deliver coverage and data content to Betfred.“Our partnership with Betfred is one to which we attribute great value and we are naturally delighted that this deal will not only deepen this relationship but unite us in working together, with a common goal, to maximise turnover on our horseracing product,” ATR chief executive Matthew Imi said.Rakesh Chablani, managing director of Betfred.com, added: “We are delighted to strengthen our partnership with ATR and we look forward to working together in growing our horseracing product.”The move comes amid a debate about the future of streaming partnerships between operators and racetrack operators. While the tracks are increasingly in favour of a turnover-based model, bookies are concerned that this could erode margins or even lead to a coverage blackout, should operators cease offering live streams of certain race content.Bookmakers have also raised concerns that such a move could force them to drop promotions such as best odds guarantees, and this could in turn lead to a decline in customer spend.The Racing Partnership, the media arm of UK racecourse operator Arena Racing Company (ARC), is said to be in favour of turnover-based agreements and could move to implement the changes on a widespread basis. Topics: Finance Sports betting Tech & innovation Sky Sports-owned At The Races (ATR) has entered into a multi-year turnover-based streaming and data deal with Betfred, covering a wide range of horseracing content from the UK. Tags: Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops Email Addresslast_img read more

The Rolls-Royce share price: have we seen the bottom?

first_img Paul Summers | Tuesday, 23rd February, 2021 | More on: RR See all posts by Paul Summers Image source: Getty Images. 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. Since the shares now appear to have settled around the 100p mark, is it now possible to say the company is through the worst and the only way is (slowly) up? And having avoided the shares like the plague since the pandemic first arrived, should I now throw caution to the wind?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…Here’s my take.Reasons to be optimisticNaturally, the direction of the Rolls-Royce share price will likely be influenced to a great degree by what happens next in the pandemic. So, let’s look at the reasons for being optimistic on this front.The recent drop in infection levels and successful vaccine rollout raises the hope of international travel resuming. Indeed, Boris Johnson stated yesterday that 17 May has been selected as the earliest possible date for this to happen. That’s still a long way away off. But the mere mention of a date should be sufficient to get holidaymakers (and investors) excited. This will likely boost the share prices of listed airlines like IAG, Ryanair and easyJet. One would assume Rolls-Royce will experience a similar uplift by association.  Another reason for thinking the shares may continue ascending in the months ahead is that plenty of my fellow UK investors seem bullish. Rolls-Royce was the fourth most popular buy on investment platform Hargreaves Landsdown last week. In fact, the only companies more in demand were those offering exposure to Bitcoin and the budding medical cannabis sector!On the other hand…Of course, the road ahead may still prove rocky for Rolls. While Boris Johnson has stated that the lifting of restrictions would be “irreversible” this time around, he’s also made it clear the coronavirus data must satisfy four tests at all stages of his roadmap out of lockdown. There’s no guarantee this will be the case.As much as I hate to say it, I think the emergence of a new, deadlier variant of coronavirus isn’t beyond the realms of possibility. It would also be incredibly problematic for the FTSE 100 firm. In such a situation, any thought of air travel recovering would quickly evaporate. As a result, the Rolls-Royce share price would likely head south again. Perhaps this is why Rolls was also seventh in the list of most popular sells at Hargreaves Lansdown last week. Opportunity costFor me, however, the biggest reason for continuing to avoid Rolls-Royce hasn’t changed. Namely, the opportunities available elsewhere.At a time like this, I’m asking myself what sort of business will provide me the best return over the long term. Is it one that will still face a huge debt pile and operational difficulties once the coronavirus storm has passed? Or is it one with sound finances, operating in a less cyclical space, that also stands a good chance of growing profits in the years ahead without huge amounts of investment? Perhaps it may even pay a dividend. I’m confident it’s the latter.Have we seen the bottom in the Rolls-Royce share price? I’m cautiously optimistic. But not to the extent that I feel motivated to invest myself. The Rolls-Royce share price: have we seen the bottom? Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Paul Summers has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Hargreaves Lansdown. 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. 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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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Unlike many UK stocks, the Rolls-Royce (LSE: RR) share price didn’t hit its lowest value during the market crash roughly 11 months ago. In fact, it wasn’t until October 2020 that the valuation hit rock bottom.last_img read more

London Irish look for an NYC lift

first_img By Graham Jenkins“I’ll make a brand new start of it, in old New York,” sang Frank Sinatra in his legendary homage to the equally iconic city on the east coast of the United States.It is a lyric that many will be familiar with but it will strike a particular chord with London Irish chief executive Bob Casey as his side ready themselves for their high-profile Aviva Premiership clash with Saracens in the same sprawling metropolis on Saturday.The Exiles embark on the first regular season game staged outside England on the back of four straight Premiership losses that have left them firmly rooted to the bottom of the table and eight points adrift of fellow strugglers Newcastle as we enter the season run-in.Without a victory since their home win over Worcester last month, which was just the third they have managed in the league this season, could a dramatic change of scene inspire a turnaround in the Exiles’ fortunes?The holy grail: Bob Casey with the Premiership trophy in London’s BT Tower“I really think it could and we’re really excited about it,” said Casey, a former fan favourite and club captain who was appointed CEO last summer.“I have been really impressed with the coaches and playing group and how they’ve stuck together. It has been a very difficult season, we haven’t come out moaning about referees and we have had probably the biggest injury list I have seen in my time at London Irish, but we are getting on with the job and very focused on what we have to do and we’ll take it week by week.”The ground-breaking fixture in New York is the result of a tri-party agreement between the club, Premiership Rugby and sports marketing firm The Legacy Agency aimed at capitalising on the sport’s growing popularity Stateside.“It is something we have always wanted to do and once the new owners took over the club it was something we wanted to do with the London Irish brand,” explained Casey,“Our former chairman Dave Fitzgerald, who sadly passed away recently, was a real driving force behind it so this is a big part of his legacy. Our new owners have also been very supportive and very influential in making this happen.”Rare win: Topsy Ojo in action during London Irish’s victory over Worcester. Photo: Getty ImagesA victory is clearly the primary target as Irish battle desperately to secure their top-flight status, but there is arguably an even greater goal – the task of rescuing the very club itself.“We’ve got to try and grow the London Irish brand,” said Casey. “You have got to say that over the last four or five seasons it hasn’t been growing at all. It has been a club in decline and the new owners are determined to drive this club forward. The game in America is a key part of that strategy to drive the club and the brand forward.”Casey is confident that the fixture, which will be staged at the 25,000-capacity Red Bull Arena that is the usual home of the New York Red Bulls soccer franchise, will capture the imagination of the local population. That challenge continues in New York and, as Ol’ Blue Eyes once advised, if you can make it there, you can make it anywhere.For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Rematch: Brendan McKibbin gets a pass away v Saracens last October. Photo: Getty Images center_img “There’s been a big appetite in New York for this,” insisted Casey. “There is obviously the rugby community and the Irish community but there is also the American public and they love their sport.“We know that rugby is fantastic spectator sport and then there’s the game in terms of the contact, the physicality and some of the tries, I think they will really enjoy it.”Main man: Tom Coventry is guiding London Irish through a tough season. Photo: Getty ImagesThe game, and perhaps the prospect of experiencing the world-famous St Patrick’s Day celebrations in New York, has also enticed many of their regular fans to cross the Atlantic for the game.“A few hundred have bought official packages but we reckon about 600-700 fans will be travelling,” revealed Casey, who also insists, contrary to some reports, that fans have been largely supportive of the venture.“We haven’t faced much criticism because we have communicated with our supporters all along. We didn’t include this fixture in our season-ticket package and we always said to the fans that we were looking at the possibility of taking a fixture away from Reading and we made it as accessible as possible for them.”For that support, Casey is clearly grateful. “We are very lucky we have very loyal and knowledgeable supporters who want what is best for the club. If they can see that this will help grow the club and grow the brand and potentially sponsorship then they are very supportive.”Success on the field against defending champions Saracens, who claimed a 24-14 at Allianz Park earlier this season, would clearly be some priceless points in their battle for survival – but what does success look like off the field?“I think we are looking at between 13,000 and 15,000 fans which would be great in Year One,” said Casey. “Hopefully there will also be a really good atmosphere at the stadium, a good and competitive game of rugby and I don’t see why that can’t happen.”Flying the flag: London Irish fans turn out in force for St Patrick’s Day games. Photo: Getty ImagesThe showpiece event is the first in what is a three-year agreement between Premiership Rugby and The Legacy Agency, who are shouldering the financial risk posed by the venture, but Irish’s future participation clearly depends on their ability to avoid relegation.“Yes, we’ve got to take it one year at a time but if this goes well I don’t see why not,” said Casey, who is well aware the club faces a battle on more than one front.“It’s a big task, when the new owners took over the club (in 2013) it was in bad old state on and off the field so we have a real challenge on our hands. But obviously I love the club and we have some great people at London Irish, the owners have a clear vision ass to where they want to take the club and I believe in it. We have a lot of hard work to do but we will get there.” TAGS: London IrishSaracens last_img read more

Aldi Launching Full Line of Baby Products

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSAldiBaby Products Previous articleNelson Contributes Copa América Tickets to Apopka Community TrustNext articleFree at Chick-fil-A: Emojis Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your name here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 ALDI understands the joy, love and excitement parenthood brings – and how action-packed life becomes when caring for little ones. To help today’s busy moms and dads along their parenting journey, ALDI announced today its first full line of baby products, Little Journey, is set to hit all stores in August. From newborn diapers to training pants, cleansing wipes to gentle baby wash, formula to organic pouches, Little Journey will feature nearly 50 high-quality, affordably priced everyday essentials parents and little ones need.“Our ALDI customers spoke, and we listened. The Little Journey product line is another way we’re using our shoppers’ feedback to make grocery shopping as simple and convenient as possible,” explained Liz Ruggles, director of marketing, ALDI, and a mom. “With Little Journey we’re able to better support and grow with our shoppers and their families – from those first smiles to the first day of preschool and beyond.” Say “Cheese,” Babies!ALDI helps shoppers embrace life’s honest moments – the good, the bad and the messy. So, to commemorate the Little Journey launch, ALDI is hosting a baby photo contest on Facebook* in search of its first, real-life Little Journey star. ALDI aims to celebrate those real baby moments with photos of babies showcasing the personality, expressiveness and enthusiasm behind life’s littlest adventures.Through June 22, 2016, parents and legal guardians of children up to 24 months or younger can visit ALDI USA on Facebook to upload sweet snaps of their adorable little ones for the chance to see their child become the first “face” of Little Journey and star in online and in-store marketing materials. On June 22, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. CST, photosubmissions will close and public voting will begin.From June 22 – 29, 2016, fans of ALDI USA on Facebook will be invited to help choose 10 finalists by voting for their favorite baby photo submissions online*. From the 10 frontrunners, a panel of ALDI judges will choose the baby whose photo best meets the brand criteria to become the first Little Journey star and participate in a fun-filled photoshoot in the winner’s hometown. In addition to the photoshoot, the lucky contest winner will receive $500 in baby products from the Little Journey line and a $30,000 cash prize to help support the winner’s journey towards higher education. The nine finalists will also each be awarded a prize of $100 in baby products from the Little Journey line.Big Expansions for Small BundlesAs one of America’s favorite grocers, ALDI is known for providing the highest quality products at the lowest possible prices and the Little Journey line is no exception. Every Little Journey product is tested to meet or beat the national brands on quality, durability and taste. And, with affordably priced diapers, snacks, wipes and more, the Little Journey line will help ALDI parents save money today so there’s more to invest in their children’s futures.The Little Journey product line was developed to grow with and meet the varying needs of the littlest ALDI fans – from infants to toddlers. And, recognizing every child’s journey is unique, the Little Journey line includes products for every giggle, gurgle, grin (and epic meltdown) along the way:• Changing time: It may not be glamorous, but diaper changing and parenting go hand in hand. ALDI has parents and little ones covered with the Little Journey full line of changing essentials, including gentle cleansing wipes, diapers and training pants.• First feedings: ALDI knows every feeding journey is different and a baby’s nutritional needs evolve over time. That’s why Little Journey includes four infant powder formulas and one toddler formula to provide expert-recommended nutrition for little tummies.• Toddler tastings: The Little Journey infant-to-toddler snacks make healthy eating easy with yummy foods– including infant cereals, organic puree pouches, Little Munchers® baked whole grain corn snacks, Yogurt Bites and whole grain Puffs– little ones will love, made from ingredients parents will feel good about. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Jane Tomlinson uses satellite phone to update supporters on fundraising ride’s progress

first_img Tagged with: Technology  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 12 September 2006 | News The world’s smallest portable mobile satellite device allowed advanced cancer sufferer Jane Tomlinson to keep contact with supporters, sponsors and cancer charities in the UK as she cycled across the USA for 63 days. The Nera World Pro combined phone and email device, donated by m-Power, was Jane’s constant companion on the 4000-mile ride from San Francisco to New York. Using the satellite solution, Jane and her team maintained a daily ride diary, which appeared on the janesappeal.com website, and kept in simultaneous voice contact with her family and friends. The ride ended on September 3 in New York, raising £1.25m. Advertisement Jane Tomlinson uses satellite phone to update supporters on fundraising ride’s progress 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.last_img read more

Ambitious reforms needed to end judicial harassment of journalists

first_img News to go further Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law News TurkeyEurope – Central Asia News TurkeyEurope – Central Asia News April 28, 2021 Find out more Organisation April 2, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor RSF_en March 11, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Ambitious reforms needed to end judicial harassment of journalists Receive email alerts Read in Turkish / TürkçeWhile a fourth judicial reform package that is supposed to limit the abuses of Turkey’s anti-terrorism legislation is due to be submitted to parliament soon, Reporters Without Borders regrets that the previous reform packages have had little effect on freedom of information in Turkey.“Dozens of journalists still languish in prison without being tried,” Reporters Without Borders said. “As in the past, judges still do not bother to provide concrete grounds for their decisions to keep journalists in provisional detention. Arrests and convictions continue at the same disturbing pace. Eight months after adoption of the ‘third judicial reform package’ (Law 6352), no significant progress has been made.“Reducing the applicability of antiterrorism legislation to media cases would be a big step forward, one that has been postponed for too long. But to end the judicial harassment of journalists in Turkey for good, this new reform must tackle all the repressive laws. And it must be drafted with sufficient precision to avoid giving police, prosecutors and judges any room for misinterpretation.” Unlimited provisional detention – still being abused The 277th hearing in the trial of presumed members of the Ergenekon ultranationalist conspiracy was held on 11 March. The defendants include the journalist Mustafa Balbay, who has just begun his fifth year in provisional detention. The Istanbul court that is trying them rejected his request for conditional release at the previous hearing, on 18 February. It also rejected the request of fellow journalist Tuncay Özkan, held since September 2008.Two journalists who have been detained since September 2006 – Füsun Erdogan, the former editor of the publication Ozgür Radyo, and Bayram Namaz, a reporter for the far-left weekly Atilim – will appear before an Istanbul court today.Erdogan has described the circumstances of her arrest, her detention and the many procedural irregularities in the proceedings against her in a letter recently received by Reporters Without Borders (downloadable here, in English).“Because of ‘classified’ clause on my file, no information was shared by the court until the summer of 2007”, she wrote. “I was not able to défend myself until the third hearing in 2008. So, this meant I was kept in prison for exactly two years without knowing why I was arrested. (…) On top of all these legal issues, I have been facing some health problems since my arrest: high blood pressure, hepatitis B, cysts in both breasts and increased myopia (…). As if these were not enough, I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer and operated on November 13, 2012.”“Keeping journalists in provisional detention for such a long time is outrageous and constitutes a flagrant violation of Turkey’s international obligations,” Reporters Without Borders added. “They must be granted a conditional release at once, and then must be given a fair trial.”Özlem Agus, a reporter for the Kurdish news agency Diha, was released conditionally on 25 February after more than a year in provisional detention. The court finally decided to take account of “the length of time she has already spent in preventive detention, the prosecution’s evidence, and the fact that there is no risk of her tampering with evidence.”But she is still facing a possible 23-year jail sentence just for doing her job. According to the prosecution, her photos of policemen during the funeral of a member of the armed separatist Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and her photos shutters lowered by shopkeepers in protest against PKK leader Abdullah Öcalan’s imprisonment were taken on instructions from the Kurdish separatists.Another journalist with the same news agency, Cengiz Oglagi, was released on bail of 5,000 Turkish lira (2,175 euros) in the southeastern city of Cizre on 23 February after being arrested and held overnight. Accused of collaborating with the PKK, he will be subject to judicial control.On 30 January, an Istanbul judge rejected a request for the release of Sami Mentes, a young reporter for the daily Yurt (Fatherland), who had been arrested earlier in the month as part of an investigation into the DHKP-C, a small leftist armed group. His lawyer only learned of this several days later. Contrary to Law 6352, no hard evidence was produced to justify his continuing detention. The judge simply ruled that it was “proportional given the importance of the case and the sentence that could be incurred” and that “judicial control would be ineffective.” The report of Mentes’ interrogation suggests that the main evidence against him is his alleged participation in illegal demonstrations. Suspended journalists Although Law 6352 has led to the suspension of a number of proceedings initiated prior to 2013, it has not stopped judges imposing disproportionate sentences on journalists. At best, jail terms have been suspended or commuted to fines. But then the defendants are denied the right of appeal and are forced to work under permanent threat of a suspended sentence being applied.Two online journalists – Yüksel Özbek, the publisher of the Haber Rüzgari news website, and Ali Dursun, owner of the Görele Sol website -– were given suspended sentences of 11 months and 20 days in prison on 12 February for insulting Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a publication.They were also placed under judicial control for five years, which means that if they commit “another crime of the same nature” within that period, they will have to serve the jail time. The offending articles called on the prime minister to comment on accusations of corruption that a lawyer had made against one of the prime minister’s lawyers.Reporters Without Borders learned on 25 February that the columnist Rasim Ozan Kütahyali was given a three-month jail term (later commuted to a fine) for “insulting the memory” of an alleged torturer in an op-ed piece in the daily Takvim. Published in April 2012, it referred to systematic torture in a prison in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir in the 1980s and blamed the prison’s commander, Oktay Yildiran.Temel Demirer’s trial on a charge of “denigrating the Turkish nation” under article 301 of the criminal code was suspended by an Ankara court on 19 February on the basis of Law 6352. Demirer had been facing a possible three-year jail term for saying, after his Turkish-Armenian colleague Hrant Dink’s murder in 2007, that Dink was “not murdered because he was Armenian but because he recognized the Armenian genocide.”Demirer deplored the decision to suspend his trial, which he said deprived Turkey of a needed debate about the repeal of the infamous article 301. “You can convict me or acquit me, but I refuse to submit to a suspended conviction,” he said as he left the court. Repressive legislative arsenal Ferhat Parlak, the publisher of the newspaper Silvan Mücadele, is being investigated on suspicion of “attacking the indivisibility of the state and the integrity of the nation” under article 302 of the criminal code for using the word “Kurdistan” in an article.If the case goes to trial, he could face life imprisonment. He was recently sentenced to 10 months in prison for “insulting a police officer and “exposing him to being targeted by a terrorist organization.”A new investigation is under way into Halil Savda, the editor of the pacifist news website Savaskarsitlari.org on suspicion of “discouraging the population to do military service” (under article 318 of the criminal code). He previously spent nearly two months in provisional detention in early 2012 on the same charge.The taboos imposed by the nationalist ideology of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the Turkish Republic’s founder, are being compounded by a new generation of taboos stemming from the growing sensitivity of religious issues.Proceedings have just been initiated against the journalist Sevan Nisanyan on a charge of “offending the religious values shared by part of the population” under article 216 of the criminal code (adopted in 2005) because of messages critical of Mohammed posted on Twitter. The charge carries a sentence of nine months to a year in prison.On the same topic, read our previous statements: – Anti-terrorism legislation – announced reforms must not stop halfway (13.02.2013)- Judicial harassment of Turkey’s media – latest (July-November 2012)(Photo: AFP/ Mustafa Özer) Follow the news on Turkey Related documents RSF: 4. Yargı Paketi de Yetersiz KalırPDF – 213.64 KB April 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Lone independent daily threatened with prosecution

first_img ZimbabweAfrica March 27, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Lone independent daily threatened with prosecution November 27, 2020 Find out more Organisation November 12, 2020 Find out more to go further Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information News News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) expressed its concern today about threats by Zimbabwean information minister Jonathan Moyo to prosecute the editor-in-chief of the country’s only independent daily newspaper, the Daily News, and urged him not to carry them out. “If editor Geoffrey Nyarota is convicted, the paper will become the first victim of the very harsh new press law passed only a few days after President Robert Mugabe’s re-election,” RSF secretary-general Robert Ménard said in a letter to Moyo. He noted that the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Opinion, Abid Hussain, had said the new law violated the right to free expression guaranteed by Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and by the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights that Zimbabwe had signed.RSF learns that Moyo threatened Nyarota in writing on 25 March with prosecution under the new press and privacy law if he did not print a correction to a 22 March article that reported that the European Union and the ACP countries had drawn up a resolution calling for new elections in Zimbabwe. Under Article 80 of the controversial new press law, which came into force on 15 March, journalists convicted of falsifying or inventing news risk up to two years in prison and a fine of 100,000 Zimbabwean dollars (_2,100). Nyarota denies publishing “falsehoods” and firmly refuses to print a correction on grounds that the Daily News is independent.RSF notes that Moses Oguti, editor of the Botswana-based magazine Trans-Kalahari, was arrested on 17 February and jailed in the eastern town of Mutare, apparently without being formally accused of anything. The authorities say he illegally entered the country from Mozambique by crossing through the mountains after being refused entry by customs officials at the frontier town of Forbes.center_img News ZimbabweAfrica RSF_en The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Zimbabwean court must free imprisoned journalist who is unwell Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono denied bail Follow the news on Zimbabwe Reports September 1, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Robinson Park Rec Center to be Renovated Soon; Staff to Relocate

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * The City of Pasadena is proceeding with the Robinson Park Recreation Center Renovation Project, which will include a substantial rehabilitation of the existing approximately 19,000 sq. ft. recreation center.Currently, the project architectural design team has completed the “construction documents” phase of the project and is moving forward with the “plan review” phase. These include fully developing the construction plans and specifications for future bidding of the building construction.Park Supervisor Darrell Walker confirmed the bidding process is ongoing, and the staff may have to move out of the building before January 2017 when construction is expected to start.“Robinson Park is closing down,” Walker said. “We’re getting Robinson Park remodeled. So we got to move out… We’re moving our programs over to the Jackie Robinson Community Center (JRC) right across the street.”Lola Osborne, Northwest Manager at Pasadena City Hall, said construction could take anywhere from 12 to 14 months.Osborne said they’re not actually tearing the building down but adding on to the existing building.“We’re not building a new building,” Osborne said. “It hasn’t had a definitive improvement for a number of years. It’s a two-phase project and the first one has already been done. The second one was a more ambitious project where we were going to knock down the whole building and build it brand new, but there were funding issues later on that we weren’t able to do that.”Part of the improvement plan are the installation of new restrooms in the building and storage facilities, additional space of about 3,500 feet, and extensive rehabilitation of the existing 7,400 square-foot gymnasium building.The City gathered community input for the project design in six community meetings, seven drop-in meetings and thirteen Steering Committee meetings during February 2013 and August 2015. Up to now, public input may still be received by the Robinson Park Recreation Center Renovation Steering Committee.Neither Osborne nor Walker would give a definite date that the recreation center at Robinson Park would close, but Walker said it they should be out by January when construction is expected to start. Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News Make a comment Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Herbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Beauty Tips That Make Indian Women So BeautifulHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Real Truth About The Pain Caused By MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeauty Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.center_img Government Robinson Park Rec Center to be Renovated Soon; Staff to Relocate From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, October 10, 2016 | 7:25 pm More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribelast_img read more

All aboard for sailing festival

first_imgPatrickswell women get to the heart of the matter by Martha [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up THE inaugural Pat Lawless Sail & Oar Festival took place on Sunday, June 8 on the majestic Shannon river in the heart of Limerick City. Iconic images of sailing vessels in front of King John’s Castle not seen in over 100 years were captured by several gifted photographers.The high point of the festival was the flotilla of boats led by “The Loon”, which is the boat that Pat Lawless sailed  around the world in 1996. It was the boat’s first time on Limerick waters skippered by his son Pat Lawless Junior.Pat Lawless (Jnr) spoke on behalf of the Lawless family, “I would like to thank all the people, that made the Pat Lawless Sail & Oar Festival the great day it was. The Foynes Yacht Club boats looked brilliant, sailing between the bridges, with the two Sea Scouts, gaff rigged boats, that made a great effort sailing down from Lough Derg, where my father once sailed”.He went onto pay tribute to his father and his family; “The Lawless family loved and were proud of my father, but it was also brilliant for my mother, and all of us that the day was so well supported, by so many lovely people.” TAGSBoatingCommunityfeaturedFlotillafull-imageRiver ShannonSailingThe Foynes Yacht Club Facebook Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Twitter No vaccines in Limerick yet WhatsApp Linkedin NewsLocal NewsAll aboard for sailing festivalBy John Keogh – June 11, 2014 707 center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleBody recovered from water of man who was swept awayNext articleKilmallock hosts history conference John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Advertisement Unstoppable Sean shows that all things are possible Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Print Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year Emaillast_img read more

Donegal escapes worst of the weather but further south floods – power and…

first_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest Facebook Donegal has escaped the worst of overnight weather.Motorists are warned of wind blown debris – the ESB and Eircom networks in Donegal, for the most part, stood up to the gusts and driving rain.Met Eireann says there will be showers today some heavy with a risk of thunder.Winds strong  to gale southeast at first will slacken during the morning and become strong westerly later.Further south, eight and a half thousand households are waking up without power.ESB Networks are reporting faults in Sligo, Galway, Cavan, Dublin, Tipperary, Limerick, Wexford, Waterford and Cork.Waterford, Wexford and Tipperary were also hit with flooding as well as Cork – where parts of the city were left under two feet of water.The City Council is to hold an emergency meeting this morning to discuss the latest floods.In Dublin – one man had to be taken to hospital last night after a tree fell on his car – he was cut from the vehicle and taken to hospital where he is recovering. Google+ Pinterest Donegal escapes worst of the weather but further south floods – power and phones out RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal center_img By News Highland – February 5, 2014 WhatsApp Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Twitter Previous articleDerry start pre season by beating neighbours InstituteNext articleHundreds attend meeting calling for the retention of Bunbeg post offce News Highland News WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+last_img read more