Oregon Lottery Scoreboard revenue doubles in January

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address Tags: Scoreboard Oregon Lottery Basketball was the most popular betting market recorded, accounting for 46% of all bets placed. American football was the second most popular sport, bringing in 31% of bets, followed by soccer, ice hockey and mixed martial arts, accounting for 8.5%, 3.9% and 3.3% of bets respectively. The Oregon Lottery’s sports betting brand, Scoreboard, brought in $3.87m in gross gaming revenue (GGR) for January 2021, up 119.4%, from total betting turnover of $34.9m, up 65.3%. The month saw 26,171 unique active players place 1.1m bets, and 3,504 new customers register with the operator. Sports betting The average bet amount placed was $32.30 across all sports. 66% of bets placed were single or teaser bets, while the remaining 34% were combo and systems bets. Pre-match wagers also accounted for 66% of the total bets placed, while 34% were placed in-play. Oregon Lottery Scoreboard revenue doubles in January 15th February 2021 | By Conor Mulheir Read the full story on iGB North America. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Finance Sports betting Online sports betting Sportsbook Regions: US Oregonlast_img read more

Hochschild Mining shares: should I buy for my 2021 portfolio?

first_imgHochschild Mining shares: should I buy for my 2021 portfolio? Royston Roche | Friday, 19th February, 2021 | More on: HOC Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Royston Roche “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image source: Getty Images. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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.center_img Hochschild Mining (LSE: HOC) shares rose about 35% in the past year. Commodity prices have been on an upward movement in the past few months. I believe that mining stocks will be in favour as the gradual lifting of pandemic restrictions might restart global economic growth.Hochschild Mining’s resultsThe company released its 2020 results on 18 February 2021. Revenue dropped 18% year-over-year to $621.8m. The drop in revenue was primarily from production stoppages due to Covid-19. The rise in average realised precious metal prices reduced the negative impact of the pandemic. The average realised gold price increased by 28% y-o-y to $1,814 per ounce, and the silver price increased by 35% y-o-y to $22.3 per ounce.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…Adjusted EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortisation) fell by 21% y-o-y to $270.9m. Management attributes the drop in EBITDA to the reduced production as well as a rise in mine closure provisions of $16.1m. The company’s earnings per share were $0.03 compared to $0.06 for 2019. There was an exceptional after-tax cost of $22m of Covid-19 response initiatives. Hochschild Mining’s balance sheet is good. It had net cash of $21.6m. This was the first time in eight years the company had a net cash position. This was possible mainly due to higher precious metal prices combined with strong free cash flow generation.The management’s production outlook for 2021 is between 360,000 and 372,000 gold equivalent ounces when compared to the production of 289,293 gold equivalent ounces for the year 2020. This is however lower than the 2019 production of 477,400 gold equivalent ounces.  The company also launched an Environmental Culture Transformation Plan in 2020. I believe this is positive since more and more investors prefer companies that are economically friendly.Risks to consider in Hochschild Mining sharesThe mining industry is highly capital intensive. Profits depend on commodity prices. There is no guarantee that production will reach pre-pandemic levels in the next couple of years. If the production level fails then the company’s revenue will fall again.The company will also have to comply with various environmental regulations and this could delay the company’s operations. The company’s chairman, Eduardo Hochschild, has reduced his stake in the company by 12% to 38% of the issued shared capital. The stock sold off in December on the news as investors got worried about any slowing growth.Overall, Hochschild Mining shares have performed well in the past year. The recent results are good, taking into consideration the production stoppages and other costs involved due to Covid-19. I feel the company is better than another mining stock I reviewed recently. However, there is still a lot of uncertainty in commodity prices this year. I will wait and take a look at a couple of other mining stocks to see which is better for my portfolio. 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. Royston Roche has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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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The Aviva share price: I’m not tempted to buy now after the recent rise

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images Andy Ross owns shares in Legal & General. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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. Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now!center_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. The Aviva (LSE: AV) share price has done well over the last 12 months. It has risen by 50%. That’s a little more than Legal & General, which is a broadly comparable FTSE 100 company. Aviva’s shares have done particularly well so far this year. However, over five years Aviva’s share price is down 10%, meaning investors have had to rely on its dividends to generate a return.Becoming slimmerI’m a little surprised that Aviva has only slightly outperformed Legal & General over the last year, given that praise and attention given to the former’s slimming down. It has made eight disposals in eight months, with the latest being a sale of its business in Poland. Most of the disposals have been in Europe and Asia.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…That divestment brings total cash proceeds from chief executive Amanda Blanc’s strategy to £7.5bn. To put that into context, that’s just less than the entire market value of the group when the shares traded at their steepest discount to book value last year. That’s one indicator that investors could expect to see some investment in future growth alongside either special dividends or possibly share buybacks.The company has already indicated that the cash is likely to be returned to shareholders and also used to reduce debt. It has announced previously it wants to cut debt by £1.7bn in the first half of the year.  What could it all mean for the Aviva share price?Given that shareholders wanted Aviva to become leaner and there has been a merry-go-round of managers leading the firm, perhaps this turnaround can be a springboard for a brighter future. Such a future could lead to bigger returns for shareholders.But I have some concerns, including whether a slimmed down business can improve the Aviva share price over time as it means revenues will be lower. Also, Aviva has an inconsistent record when it comes to dividends, unlike Legal & General. And as an insurer plus pension and savings company, it is very tied to the economy and stock market. If either worsens, Aviva’s shares are likely to fall.Much of the future success of the Aviva share price depends on its focus on the UK, Irish and Canadian markets leading to a more efficient, higher-margin business.Looking back on the plus side, the shares do appear to be cheap, which I find reassuring. It would provide me with a margin of safety if I were to invest in Aviva shares. The shares trade on a P/E of just seven.Time will tell if the new slimmed down business delivers better results. It feels in many ways like the hard work is just beginning. I hope the turnaround works for shareholders, but I won’t be adding the shares to my portfolio. I’m far from convinced at the moment that Aviva makes for a better investment than Legal & General, which I already hold. See all posts by Andy Ross Andy Ross | Tuesday, 30th March, 2021 | More on: AV 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. The Aviva share price: I’m not tempted to buy now after the recent riselast_img read more

Jade Building / FGMF Arquitetos

first_imgCopyHousing•Jardim Paulista, Brazil Photographs Jade Building / FGMF Arquitetos “COPY” Jade Building / FGMF ArquitetosSave this projectSaveJade Building / FGMF Arquitetos Coordinators:Ana Paula Barbosa, Gabriel Mota, Sonia Gouveia, Luciana BacinCollaborators:Adriana Pastore, Carla Bonfante, Caroline Endo, Fabiana Kalaigian, Fernanda Veríssimo, Rodrigo de Moura, Talita BroeringTrainees:Frederico Branco, Nara DinizConstruction Company:Constrac Construtura e EmpreendimentosStructure And Foundations Project:Alleoni Engenharia Ltda, Apoio Assessoria e Projeto de FundaçõesHydraulic And Electrical Installations Project:CRIARQ Projetos e Gerenciamento, FE Projetos ElétricosLandscaping:Alex Hanazaki PaisagismoLighting Project:ARQLUZ Arquitetura e IluminaçãoInterior Design Project:Marcia KalilClimatization And Pressurization:KSG Projetos Ltda.Heating:Chaguri Consultoria, Engenharia de ProjetosArtistic Panel:Fábio FlaksPlot Area :900 m²Start Of The Project:2014City:Jardim PaulistaCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Rafaela NettoRecommended ProductsWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesText description provided by the architects. A residential building with 4 bedroom apartments, one per floor; duplex penthouse and private gardens, with a huge balcony with permanent view.Save this picture!© Rafaela NettoSave this picture!Right Side ElevationSave this picture!© Rafaela NettoThe alternate volumes of the enveloped wooden balconies give the apartments a detachment, making them appear as independent and isolated elements.Save this picture!© Rafaela NettoIn addition, FGMF has used materials of high durability and has as a differential the privileged view that the property will have, allowing natural lighting and ventilation, unlike the developments with small common windows even in luxury condominiums.Save this picture!© Rafaela Netto Photographs:  Rafaela Netto Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: Atlas Schindler, CSN, Cerâmica Portinari, Constrac, Deca, JP Fer, Jatobá, La Fonte, MKA, Pertech do Brasil, Pormade, Supermix ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/918544/jade-building-fgmf-arquitetos Clipboard Architects: FGMF Arquitetos Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/918544/jade-building-fgmf-arquitetos Clipboard Year:  Brazilcenter_img ArchDaily Fernando Forte, Lourenço Gimenes, Rodrigo Marcondes Ferraz Area:  4200 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects Lead Architects: 2018 Housing Project gallerySee allShow lessKorean Dandelion Farm / Archihood WXYSelected ProjectsThe Ultimate List of Sites Declared World Heritage in MexicoArticlesProject locationAddress:R. Guarará, 316 – Jardim Paulista, São Paulo – SP, BrazilLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Save this picture!© Rafaela Netto+ 35Curated by Matheus Pereira Share CopyAbout this officeFGMF ArquitetosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingSão PauloJardim PaulistaBrazilPublished on June 08, 2019Cite: “Jade Building / FGMF Arquitetos” [Edifício Jade / FGMF Arquitetos] 08 Jun 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogFaucets / SinkshansgroheKitchen SinksGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceRetractable StructuresShadeFXRetractable Canopies in Beverly HillsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsWoodSculptformTimber Tongue and Groove CladdingSkylightsVELUX CommercialLonglight 5-30° – Modular SkylightsBars / Wire / MeshJakobWebnet – Sports NetSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteHanging LampsLuminisPendant Lights – HollowcoreHandicap BathroomAamsco Lighting, Inc.Mirror-Lux LED Illuminated MirrorMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY”last_img read more

Anthea Turner encourages charities online

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Still, she is keen for charities to benefit from the Internet. Asked if she though that using the Internet more actively was the way forward for charities, she commented: “they won’t have to go that way, but I think charities should have a good look at it and learn from it.”  30 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Celebrity Technology TV celebrity Anthea Turner has encouraged charities to get online. Helping to launch free charity ISP Care4free, Anthea said: “charities should utilise the opportunities that the Internet brings as much as possible. I think it would be a big mistake if they don’t.”Ms Turner told magazine What’s Online: “the [Care4free] site is excellent. It is obviously excellent for the charities involved – I really think it’s the way forward. The fact that for the charities it’s free is brilliant – they don’t have to pay anything to be on it.” Unfortunately she added “when people normally give money to charity quite a big percentage goes on administration.”Talking of her own Internet experience Ms Turner said that she hadn’t yet tried Internet shopping, and hasn’t been able to use the Internet recently at home as “there isn’t an ISDN line in there.” Advertisement Howard Lake | 19 December 1999 | News Anthea Turner encourages charities online 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. read more

Community Foundation opens grants round

first_imgCommunity Foundation opens grants round The Community Foundation for Ireland has opened its Small Grants Scheme with a deadline of 30th March. Applications are open to community & voluntary groups within the Republic of Ireland.The priority areas for the years 2004 – 2006 are to assist projects working to respond to isolation and to develop a more diverse society.The Small Grants Scheme will have a particular focus on: Advertisement  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Irelandcenter_img 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. Howard Lake | 14 February 2007 | News –Carers–Older people–People Leaving institutions–Sexual minorities–Ethnic Minorities–Families at RiskApplication forms and guidelines are available at www.communityfoundation.ieApplications submitted for the November 2006 deadline, are currently under review and will be distributed shortly.The Community Foundation is a donor services and grant-making organisation. The Foundation – a registered charity – was established in 2000 with the support of Government and the business sector, and has grown with the support of individuals, families, businesses, religious and other institutions. last_img read more

Skoug homers twice as Frogs squeak by ‘Horns 11-10 in extras

first_imgBranson Nelson Branson is a junior journalism major from Fort Worth, Texas. He enjoys writing about all sports and plans to go to law school after graduation. ReddIt Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Branson Nelsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/branson-nelson/ Twitter Women’s golf heads to Oklahoma for chance at first Big 12 title Twitter Branson Nelsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/branson-nelson/ Facebook ReddIt Iqbal leads women’s golf to fourth-place finish at Big 12 Tournament A COVID-19 Charles Schwab Challengecenter_img printThe No. 7 Horned Frogs moved to 5-0 in extra-inning games this season as they overcame a strong comeback effort by Texas to win 11-10 in 11 innings on a walk-off sacrifice fly from Connor Wanhanen.“Great at-bat from Wanhanen, considering his at-bats in the second half of the game weren’t nearly as good as the first half,” said TCU head coach Jim Schlossnagle.TCU led the Longhorns 9-4 in the seventh inning, before Texas ran off six unanswered runs from the seventh through the tenth innings to take a 10-9 lead into the bottom of the tenth. Horned Frog catcher Evan Skoug launched his second homer of the day, number 11 on the season, to leadoff the bottom of the tenth to even the game at 10.“I knew in the back of my head that I owed it to everyone on the bench and everyone in the game,” Skoug said. “I owed them that run because I caught a very poor game today. I really wanted to do what I could to get my team back in it.”Cal Coughlin struck out the 7-8-9 hitters of the Texas lineup in order in the top of the 11th, before TCU loaded the bases in the bottom of the inning for Wanhanen. After falling behind in the count 0-2, Wanhanen hit a fly ball to deep left center to bring home pinch-runner Evan Williams from third and take game one from Texas.“Any game one victory in conference, any victory in conference for that matter, is big,” Wanhanen said, “especially now, coming down to the wire and to the end, just as things are about to start getting crazy.”The TCU lineup touched the Big 12’s leader in ERA and strikeouts, Morgan Cooper, for seven runs in just three innings. Cooper, who entered the game 6-2 with a 1.45 ERA, had not given up an extra-base hit in 38.1 innings of conference play before the Horned Frogs hit four doubles and a home run in the first three innings against him.After UT pushed a run across in the top of the first, Austen Wade led off the bottom of the inning against Cooper with a double to left center, extending his on-base streak to 32 games. A hit batter, a strikeout and a walk set up Cam Warner to single hard back up the middle to put TCU ahead 2-1.In the second, TCU broke out for four runs on three hits and a walk. Ryan Merrill walked with one out ahead of Wade’s second double in as many innings, putting two in scoring position. Luken Baker followed a strikeout with a two out, two run double down the left field line to make the score 4-1. Skoug then laced a two run homer to center field to extend the lead to 6-1.Texas scratched a run across in the top of the third off of TCU starter Nick Lodolo, but Merrill got the run back in the bottom of the inning on an RBI single.Cooper was pulled after the third inning, having given up seven runs on eight hits and three walks. The seven earned runs were two more than he had given up in conference play all season, and it raised his overall ERA to 2.27.Lodolo was pulled after giving up two straight singles in the top of the fifth, as his pitch count had risen to 88. Charles King entered out of the bullpen, but allowed both Longhorns to score to make the score 7-4.Lodolo finished the night having tossed 4+ innings with eight strikeouts. He gave up four runs on seven hits, a walk and a hit batter.TCU answered the UT two-run inning with one of its own to make it 9-4 as eight and nine hole hitters Elliott Barzilli and Merrill each hit a solo home run. Both players are tied for third on the team with five home runs.The bottom third of the Horned Frogs lineup, Josh Watson, Barzilli and Merrill combined to go 8-14 at the plate on Friday. The trio added four walks, three RBIs and three extra-base hits.Texas roared back into the game in the seventh as they scored four runs off King. UT opened the inning with four singles in five batters, pushing King out of the game in favor of Haylen Green. Green entered with one out in a 9-6 game and issued a four pitch walk to load the bases. Wymer came on and struck out the first batter before giving up a two run single up the middle to cut the TCU lead to 9-8.TCU got a single and a walk in the bottom of the seventh, but stranded both runners.After getting the final two outs of the seventh, Wymer returned for the eighth and set down the Longhorns in order with two strikeouts. Wymer continues to be the most reliable Horned Frog reliever, as he leads the team in appearances (20) and ERA (1.54).TCU closer Durbin Feltman came in for the ninth looking for his 12th save in 13 tries, but UT pushed an unearned run across to tie the game at nine. A leadoff single, a passed ball and two sacrifices scored the run to complete the comeback. The blown save was just Feltman’s second in 22 career attempts, but it was his second in the last three weeks.The Frogs had the top of their lineup up in the  bottom of the ninth, but three straight ground outs to shortstop put them down in order.Feltman returned for the top of the tenth, but a single, a walk and a catcher’s interference loaded the bases with two outs for Texas. The Longhorns took the lead on a single, but Watson threw out a second runner at the plate to end the inning and keep the score at 10-9.With the runs in the 10th and 11th, the Horned Frogs were able to secure a pivotal series-opening victory over Texas, distancing themselves by 1/2 game from both Texas Tech and West Virginia who had their Friday game postponed. Those two teams will play a double header on Saturday in Morgantown. TCU leads Texas Tech by  1.5 games and WVU by 2.5 games in the Big 12 standings.TCU and Texas square off in game two on Saturday at noon at Lupton Stadium. The game will be televised on ESPN 2. Equestrian earns last seed in NCEA team bracket Linkedin World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Branson Nelsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/branson-nelson/ Linkedin Previous articleHoward, Skoug star for Frogs in 8-2 drilling of TexasNext articleFor TCU Baseball, no shortage of future talent Branson Nelson RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook + posts Branson Nelsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/branson-nelson/last_img read more

Government leaned on judicial system in media holding case

first_img to go further March 6, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Government leaned on judicial system in media holding case Help by sharing this information News Organisation Receive email alerts April 2, 2021 Find out more Related documents cp_tu_rkiye_06-03-2014-2.pdfPDF – 66.65 KB April 28, 2021 Find out more News TurkeyEurope – Central Asia (Photos: AFP Photo / Prime Minister Press Office / Kayhan Ozer) center_img TurkeyEurope – Central Asia News Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law RSF_en News Read in Turkish / TürkçeReporters Without Borders is deeply shocked to learn of government interference in a series of prosecutions in 2009 against Dogan Holding, a conglomerate that owns many leading news media.Telephone recordings leaked on 3 March show that Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and then justice minister Sadullah Ergin intervened directly in these proceedings, which resulted in Dogan being ordered to pay an astronomical fine of more than 3 billion Turkish pounds (more than 1 billion euros).“The many revelations in recent weeks about direct government pressure on media owners were already very serious,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire. “But these latest recordings confirm that the government also tried to use the judicial system in its fight against critical media. The casual manner in which the prime minister has admitted doing this is extraordinary, as it so obviously flouts the principle of the separation of powers.“This information is all the more disturbing for involving a key case. Dogan Holding’s conviction in 2009 set off a wave of self-censorship, the scale of which could be seen during last year’s Gezi Park protests. The use of government influence to obtain this decision from the judicial system constitutes an extremely grave violation of freedom of information.”Deloire added: “The government must explain itself in a clear manner on this subject and must undertake to henceforth respect both media and judicial independence.”A leading caseAs well as owning companies in many other sectors of the economy, Dogan Holding is one of Turkey’s leading media groups, owning the Hürriyet daily newspaper, the CNN Türk TV channel and the DHA news agency. Several of its media were well known for being critical of the Erdogan government.When Dogan was convicted on a series of tax fraud charges in 2009, media freedom groups were unanimous in condemning the disproportionate size of the fine, which would have bankrupted Dogan and dealt a major blow to media pluralism in Turkey.Most of the fine was forgiven after negotiations between the government and Dogan. But, at the same time, several editors of the most critical media were replaced and many journalists resigned in protest against growing self-censorship. Dogan went on to reduce its media holdings, selling the Milliyet and Vatan newspapers and Star TV.Government interferenceIn the first of the recordings posted on YouTube on 3 March, what is said to be the prime minister’s voice can be heard urging the justice minister to “closely follow” the trial “of crucial importance” and to ensure that Dogan is convicted.In another recording, a voice said to be the justice minister’s reassures the prime minister, telling him that a definitive decision will be reached on appeal and that he will talk to the appeal court’s president to “ensure that he acts with sensitivity.” This voice also says that “nearly 2,000 friends” of the government have infiltrated the judicial system.Although the justice minister has disputed the authenticity of the recordings, the prime minister had not. On the contrary, he has defended the government’s intervention in the case, claiming that he had “very dangerous information” about Dogan at the time and that it was involved in “parallel structures and dirty relationships.”Yesterday, Erdogan said it “natural” and “necessary” that he should have asked his justice minister to follow the case closely. Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor Follow the news on Turkey Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit April 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Leaked documents show how US authorities hounded WikiLeaks

first_img WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists RSF_en to go further Receive email alerts News Reporters Without Borders is outraged by the US government’s persecution of WikiLeaks. Secret documents published by journalists Glenn Greenwald and Ryan Gallagher show how the US and British intelligence agencies, the NSA and GCHQ, were used against the news leaks website and its founder, Julian Assange.These classified documents, leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, reveal that the NSA and GCHQ went far beyond their responsibilities as security agencies in order to serve political interests that violate freedom of information.“The NSA’s surveillance, the US government’s attempts to bring judicial proceedings against WikiLeaks and the criminalization of the website’s publisher, Julian Assange, constitute a violation of freedom of information,” Reporters Without Borders said.“WikiLeaks cannot be prosecuted for exercising the right to gather and publish information, a right guaranteed by the First Amendment.”One of these secret documents shows how GCHQ used its TEMPORA surveillance system to monitor all visits to a WikiLeaks site, acquiring the IP addresses of the visitors and even the search terms they used to get there.Another document describes how the United States pressured its allies to treat Assange as a criminal. The same document lists, country by country and year by year, the efforts deployed by the United States and its allies to locate, pursue, capture and kill terrorists, drug traffickers and other enemies of the state.The document reveals that, after WikiLeaks published the Afghan War Logs, “the United States on August 10 urged other nations with forces in Afghanistan, including Australia, United Kingdom, and Germany, to consider filling criminal charges against Julian Assange.” It refers to him as the “founder of the rogue WikiLeaks Internet website and responsible for the unauthorized publication of over 70,000 classified documents covering the war in Afghanistan.”According to a third classified document, the US government considered designating WikiLeaks as a “malicious foreign actor,” which would allow it to be subjected to much more extensive electronic surveillance.From his refuge in the Ecuador embassy in London last September, Assange condemned the US government’s persecution and announced that WikiLeaks’ lawyers had filed a criminal complaint in Sweden accusing US authorities of “unlawful interference” in its journalistic activities and “unlawful seizure” of its property.The persecution of WikiLeaks has included the suspension of transfers to its accounts in October 2010 by Visa, MasterCard, PayPal and other online payment services, undermining its finances.Members of the WikiLeaks network have been subjected to abuse of authority within the United States. They include WikiLeaks informant Jeremy Hammond, who was sentenced to 10 years in prison last November for violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.Jacob Appelbaum, a WikiLeaks representative since July 2010, was the target of US government spying on the website’s volunteers in 2011. On 4 January and 15 April 2011, the government obtained secret court orders forcing Google and Sonic.net to surrender the IP addresses and email addresses of all of his contacts since November 2009.The United States and United Kingdom are ranked 46th and 33rd respectively in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. The United States’ 13-place fall from its position in the 2013 index was due above all to its excessive and abusive use of national security grounds to curtail of freedom of information. February 20, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Leaked documents show how US authorities hounded WikiLeaks Help by sharing this information Follow the news on United States NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Newscenter_img News Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says Organisation June 7, 2021 Find out more United StatesAmericas June 3, 2021 Find out more United StatesAmericas News April 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Kelsea Jeon Named Winner of Pasadena Bar Speech Scholarship Contest

first_img Community News The winner of the PBA Law Day was Kelsea Jeon (16 years old), a sophomore from Arcadia High School. Kelsea was awarded a $5K scholarship and is the youngest finalist and winner in the history of the speech contest.The final round took place on Thursday, May 22 during the PBA’s Law Day Luncheon at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium Gold Room. During this final round, the two finalists were given seven minutes to present their speech to approximately 150 lawyers and dignitaries, including honorary guest Joyce Kenard, former Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court and Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard.“Returning from competing as a finalist last year, Abel really exuded confidence and showed us his improved ability during the first round,” said Don Schweitzer, PBA Family Law section chair and founder & partner of the Law Offices of Donald P. Schweitzer. “What’s interesting about Kelsea is she is our youngest finalist in the history of the speech contest. Sixteen years old and only a sophomore, her speech was well crafted and powerful as if she were a college graduate. These two young powerhouses delivered outstanding, professional performances, while still being able to interject humor into their speeches—that’s a skill not many adult speakers have conquered, so we were really impressed.”Jeon competed head-to-head against Abel DeCastro (17), a senior, for the chance to win the $5,000 scholarship, presented by the Pasadena Bar Association. Abel DeCastro, the second place winner, received a $2,000 scholarship. The top 30 finalists now have the opportunity to interview with local participating law firms for internships.“The PBA Speech Scholarship Contest has grown in popularity over the years to the extent that it’s become an incentive for our local schools to create a speech program for their students,” said Don. “Temple City High School just created a speech program, and one of their speakers broke into the top 30, and they don’t even have the experience competing in the regional high school speech and debate tournaments.”The Pasadena Bar Association (PBA) assists its members to develop and improve their practice of law by providing information, services, networking, career development programs and other resources. Since its founding in 1917, the PBA has vigorously pursued its stated purpose “to advance the science of jurisprudence, to promote the administration of justice, to encourage a thorough legal education, and to maintain the honor and dignity of the profession of law.” The PBA has initiated numerous programs, services and opportunities for its members, the profession, the judiciary and the community.Don continued, “What makes this year’s competition all the more rewarding is the internship component we’ve added as a benefit to the competitors. The finalists will have an opportunity to intern with one of the PBA’s member law firms, and continue to build their skills through mentor programs. In fact, the student I spoke of from Temple City High School has already contacted our firm seeking an opportunity. These kids are extremely bright, smart, witty and motivated, and the PBA Speech Scholarship competition was developed as a platform for these students to showcase their talents.”The Law Offices of Donald P. Schweitzer is Pasadena’s premier family law firm and one of the most respected in the Los Angeles area. Their specialized attorneys are experienced in all areas of family law and estate planning, supported by today’s most advanced legal resources. Founded by a former police officer turned assistant district attorney, their responsiveness and expert team approach give their clients a favorable edge.The firm is structured to respond rapidly and proactively. Their staff of 20 includes attorneys and legal support equipped to handle every aspect of each case with the utmost in professionalism, integrity and respect. Principled advocates who will always put their client’s best interests first, the Law Offices of Donald P. Schweitzer offers peace of mind every step of the way.For more information about the Pasadena Bar Association, visit http://www.pasadenabar.org/.For more information about The Law Offices of Donald P. Schweitzer, visit www.Pasadenalawoffice.com. HerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Signs He’s Ready To Spend The Rest Of His Life With YouHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities Who’ve Lost Their FandomsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News Subscribe More Cool Stuff Business News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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