Cutting through to the US player

first_img11th September 2019 | By Josephine Watson Cutting through to the US player Big Time Gaming CEO Nik Robinson discusses how to succeed in the North American slots market AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address Nik Robinson is CEO at Big Time Gaming. He has been at the forefront of the industrysince 1996 when he founded New Tech Media, which was sold to News Corp and subsequently merged with Orbis to become Openbet.In light of Big Time Gaming’s recent launch in the New Jersey igaming market, iGaming Business spoke to Nik Robinson, CEO at BTG, to discuss the slots landscape in the US market.BTG has launched in the market with its games going live on Golden Nugget’s online casino via Scientific Games’ Open Gaming System (OGS), representing an expansion of a partnership that has seen the developer’s titles become some of the best performing on the platform.While key learnings from Europe and other markets can be shared across to the US, the fact remains that the market there must be considered independently, and strategies should consider the unique factors to the region. This, Robinson explains, is a lesson that he has incorporated into the company’s strategy. “As we enter any new market, we know that slow and steady wins the race. Indeed the US market is nascent, players seem to be bound to games they feel most familiar with.”As a result of this, he says, some strictly online brands are struggling to cut through in the US: “Players will be looking out for land-based staples such as Cleopatra and 88 Fortunes and may not give an established European provider a second look. “From our standpoint the land-based slots are apples and the lion’s share of European market slots are oranges; roughly the same shape but with a different flavour. At Big Time Gaming, we think players need to be more involved as we’re not just competing with other providers, we’re competing for players’ time against everything the internet has to offer.” Licensing MegawaysThe Megaways mechanic is a random reel modifier system that sees any given spin produce a different number of symbols across the reels. It is licensed in the US via Scientific Games.Some of BTG’s recent success stories, such as Raging Rhino and 88 Fortunes, have been built under licence by Scientific Games. Both will be launching in the US over the coming months and Robinson is bullish about their prospects. “These titles alone, even if Bonanza is a slow poke, will give Megaways instant recognition,” he says.Robinson feels that the bigger picture of this development stems from the significance of the mechanic itself, calling it the “true evolution of slot machines”. “If we look at slot machines,” he continues, “we had almost nine decades of three-line slots before they evolved to single-line five- reel AWP club slots in the 1970s to eventual 20-line five-reel video slots in the late nineties, to 3×5 243 ways and eventually up to 4,096 ways in the noughties and then nothing else significant happened.” Strategising slots in the USIn the US, high volatility games aren’t as appealing as in other markets, Robinson says, but this is something he is looking to change with the introduction of the Megaways mechanic: “Players are used to small wins and small play time. We are bringing the exact opposite to the market – big wins and extended play time – with the chance of life-changing wins, even with small stake spins.”The scene for slots streamers or lack thereof, from Robinson’s perspective, is perhaps also impacted by the prevalence of low volatility slots currently available in the market. This is another element that he expects the introduction of Megaways will change: “Megaways games are almost as much fun to watch as they are to play. Streamers will come and their viewer bases will grow, and I have no doubt that US slot streaming will become the biggest and most active on Twitch, as players begin to look up Megaways games and see them being streamed and organically begin streaming for themselves.”Aside from this, Robinson says leveraging well- known brands as acquisition and engagement tools is a key strategy for BTG: “We’re bringing a range of highly recognisable brands such as Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, and we’ve just signed the US’ biggest reality TV show for launch in the New Year. We’ll also be bringing arguably the biggest game brand in the word to life with a Megaways twist at the end of the year.“Big brands bolster our own products and make them brands in their own right – Bonanza Megaways is practically a household name. They are definitely a must-have, especially when you’re entering a market where you have next to no brand identity.”While Robinson feels that the Megaways mechanic definitely represents an exciting development to slots as a whole and specifically to the US market, he is all too aware that, as with all forms of evolution, “life cycles shorten and in some cases have an end”. To combat this, he says BTG are always striving to bring new mechanics into play, whether it’s subtle mechanics as evidenced in Feature Drop or game-changing as with Megaways.“The only real way to predict the future is to build it, and that’s what BTG labs are doing every day. We’re certainly not resting on our laurels – we have a vast volume of Megaways games licensed in Europe and Megaways output shows no signs of slowing. We have some amazing announcements to make on that front but for now, I need to remain tight-lipped!”center_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Casino & games Regions: US Topics: Casino & games Slotslast_img read more

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Explore Australia with ESPNcricinfo as India travel Down Under

first_img Brands RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Adidas to play with more heart and harness the power of the game in new film narrated by athlete and icon, Siya Kolisi Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The cricket fans in India will have an opportunity to explore Australia as Virat Kohli and Company travel Down Under for the two month tour. Tourism Australia and ESPNCricinfo have tied up on a media content partnership to help Indian fans UnDiscover AustraliaAs cricket enthusiasts flock online and spend more time viewing content around the game, Tourism Australia will be using the opportunity to capture their interest is a big way. To leverage this opportunity during the upcoming tour of the Indian cricket team to Australia, Tourism Australia and ESPNcricinfo have collaborated on a media content partnership, UnDiscover Australia, to showcase glimpses of the country beyond the on-field action at its iconic cricket stadiums, ESPNcricinfo and Tourism Australia have stated in a joint Press release. Brands Brands Cricket Business : Nike declines to renew, BCCI invites bids for Team Kit Sponsor and Merchandise Partner rights Previous articleCall for early BCCI elections, ombudsman, ethics officer: Read CoAs 10th Status ReportNext articleUncapped Maqsood retained, Amir ignored in Pak squad for T20Is against NZ Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Brands Brands Facebook Twitter IPL 2021: CSK’s captain MS Dhoni takes stake in start-up whick makes Helicopter Shot Choclates and Beverages Brands WWE adds several matches for tonight’s episode of Monday Night RAW Brands TAGSESPNcricinfoIndia Australia Series SHARE Explore Australia with ESPNcricinfo as India travel Down Under By Kunal Dhyani – October 30, 2018 by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeCapital One ShoppingThis hack can uncover JOANN discounts you don’t know aboutCapital One ShoppingUndoE! OnlineTLC’s So Freaking Cheap Takes Penny-Pinching to the ExtremeE! OnlineUndo247 Sports50 Best College Football Players Of All Time247 SportsUndoThe content series aligns with Tourism Australia’s recently launched campaign that seeks to showcase some of Australia’s unexpected tourism experiences to potential travellers by challenging existing perceptions and stereotypes about the destination. ESPNcricinfo prides itself in creating credible quality content for cricket fans and is known to be a preferred app of a premium, empowered and increasingly knowledgeable audience, making them the perfect partner to fuel the discovery of exciting content providing a fresh perspective on Australian holiday experiences.Also Read: India’s tour of Australia: Schedule, timings and when and where to watchThis amazing cricket travelogue will be showcased across ESPNcricinfo platforms during India’s cricket tour to Australia from 21st November 2018 to 18th January 2019. The content will have shelf life and relevance beyond the series. This video series will be an integral part of ESPNcricinfo’s popular Pre & Post show called Match-day. Apart from this, a detailed long-form content created around each of the Australian city will also be showcased natively across the ESPN network. To increase its reach further, a strong off-platform strategy has been planned around ESPNcricinfo’s social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), curated videos on YouTube channel and ESPNcricinfo’s other content syndication partners. The content series is expected to reach over 20Mn fans across ESPNcricinfo and its off platform extensions.Arrivals from India to Australia grew by 19.6 per cent for the year ended August 2018 with an influx of 342,000 visitors for the year, making India the 8th largest inbound market for Australia.Jasdeep Pannu, Head of TV Initiatives, ESPN said, “ESPN appreciates the power of video content which is accelerating at a tremendous rate. Over the last few years, digital video and the platforms they are consumed on have redefined the media landscape. The power now lies with the consumer in terms of choice of content at hand and time of consumption. It’s an exciting time for content creation – with multiple formats and new viewing behaviour opening new avenues of coverage and entertainment – in sport and elsewhere. At ESPN, creating value-rich content for our sports fans is central to our values. At the same time, staying ahead of the curve in conceptualising properties that are relevant to consumers helps us learn, unlearn and relearn what works best for the sports fans of today – and it keeps our fans engaged at multiple levels with our app, site and content.”Commenting on the collaboration, Akshaya Kolhe, Head of Sales, ESPN said, “We are excited about our partnership with Tourism Australia and look forward to an entertaining and insightful content for our fans. This partnership for the upcoming India-Australia series will take the synergies to the next level. The marketing solution team at ESPN India office worked in tandem with Tourism Australia board to create amazing sports stories. The content includes a host of former Australian cricketers talking cricket, narrating unheard stories, discussing India & Australia cricket history amidst the beautiful and charming locales of Australia.”ESPNcricinfo presenter and popular actor, Shibani Dandekar, who visited the five Australian States that are hosting matches including Western Australia, Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia and Queensland to explore undiscovered gems of holiday experiences will be bringing the content series to life. In addition to her travel exploits, the series also features interactions with Australian cricketing talents – Shaun Tait, Brad Hogg, Brad Hodge, Ed Cowan and Andy Bichel who in addition to talking all things cricket, showcase their hometowns and Australia as a holiday destination to their Indian fans and followers.Shibani, who is admired for her cricket knowledge and dynamic anchoring style, also spent her formative years in Australia making her a perfect fit for the content series. Some of the highlights of Shibani’s tour include a selfie with the world’s happiest animal – the quokka at Rottnest Island near Perth, watching the penguin parade at Phillip Island in the surrounds of Melbourne, a picnic in the wild at Kangaroo Island in South Australia, a visit to the pristine Blue Mountains near Sydney, kayaking in the city of Brisbane amongst many others.Speaking on the occasion, John O’Sullivan, Managing Director, Tourism Australia said, “Tourism Australia is keen to gain a greater share of the Indian outbound travel segment and attract more High Value Travellers to Australia by best leveraging the growing influence of the digital medium, especially through effective content partnerships that best showcase the diverse range of Australian experiences. Our renewed marketing focus is on fewer but bigger, bolder and more impactful campaigns and the partnership with ESPNcricinfo is in sync with this strategy.”Also Read: Australia tour will generate 20% more revenue than England: Rohit Gupta Brands PV Sindhu’s Stayfree digital campaign breaks record, clocks 12+ million views YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Sports Business : Adidas launches ‘What’s One More’ campaign to celebrate athletes preparing for Tokyo Olympics Indian women cricket team and 52 other stars feature in Nike’s film, narrated by World cup star Megan Rapinoe Chennai Super Kings Suresh Raina appointed as Brand Ambassador for BharatPe IPL 2020 : Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma signs with Oakley eyewear Brands Sports BusinessBrands Brands Sachin Tendulkar says, ‘spare a thought for Barbers’ in Gillette’s new Campaignlast_img read more

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NICO Holdings Limited (NICO.mw) 2002 Annual Report

first_imgNICO Holdings Limited (NICO.mw) listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2002 annual report.For more information about NICO Holdings Limited (NICO.mw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the NICO Holdings Limited (NICO.mw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: NICO Holdings Limited (NICO.mw)  2002 annual report.Company ProfileNICO Holdings Limited provides products and services for general insurance, life insurance and pension administration in the corporate and private sector of Malawi; with interests in banking, asset management and information technology services. NICO Holdings Limited operates in Malawi, Zambia, Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. It was established in 1965, and was the first general insurance company to list on the Malawi Stock Exchange. Its general insurance division covers segments that range from personal accident and household insurance to construction, engineering, professional indemnity, marine hull and cargo, fire and loss of profits. NICO Holdings Limited also offers insurance for individuals and corporate clients which includes endowment assurance and savings protection. The company has a corporate banking division offering standard products and services, aswell as solutions for foreign exchange, investment management and women business programmes. NICO Holdings Limited has invested in providing technology services to clients, including software and Internet systems and communication solutions, card technology and surveillance systems. NICO Holdings Limited is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Equity Bank Limited (EQTY.ke) HY2013 Presentation

first_imgEquity Bank Limited (EQTY.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2013 presentation results for the half year.For more information about Equity Bank Limited (EQTY.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Equity Bank Limited (EQTY.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Equity Bank Limited (EQTY.ke)  2013 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileEquity Bank Limited is a financial services institution in Kenya providing banking products and services for the personal, commercial and corporate sectors. The company offers a full-service offering ranging from transactional accounts and digital banking to school fees collection, custody investment and group accounts, trade finance, asset finance and microfinance loans. Equity Bank (Kenya) Limited is a subsidiary of Equity Group Holdings Limited and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Equity Bank Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB.rw) Q32017 Interim Report

first_imgKenya Commercial Bank (KCB.rw) listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB.rw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB.rw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB.rw)  2017 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileKenya Commercial Bank (KCB) Rwanda Limited is a commercial bank offering financial solutions to private individuals and the corporate banking segment in Rwanda. KCB Bank Rwanda is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the KCB Group which is East Africa’s largest commercial bank by asset base. The Bank was established in 2008 after it was licensed by Rwanda’s banking regulator, the National Bank of Rwanda. It has 14 branches located in the main towns and cities of Rwanda as well as an extensive network of KCB Iwacu agents. Kenya Commercial Bank is listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Another stock market crash may be ahead. I’d take these 3 steps when buying FTSE 100 shares

first_imgAnother stock market crash may be ahead. I’d take these 3 steps when buying FTSE 100 shares The FTSE 100’s 2020 market crash may not yet be over. The world economy faces a hugely challenging period that is likely to lead to recessions in many major economies, as well as higher levels of unemployment and weak consumer and business confidence.As such, investor sentiment could easily decline in the short run in response to disappointing financial performances from large-cap shares.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…However, by focusing on strong businesses, ensuring you are diversified and investing regularly, you can build a solid portfolio of FTSE 100 shares that delivers high returns in the long run.Regular investing in the FTSE 100Investing regularly in FTSE 100 shares is a strategy that may be underrated by some investors. After all, predicting the near-term outlook for the index is exceptionally difficult. Therefore, buying smaller amounts of stocks with your capital on a more regular basis could be a shrewd move. It may enable you to take advantage of potentially lower share prices over the coming months that allow you to obtain a wider margin of safety.Furthermore, investing smaller amounts on a regular basis may help you to overcome the emotions that naturally occur during a market crash. For example, if you had invested all of your available capital prior to a market crash, you are likely to feel worried about the paper losses on your investments. By contrast, investing regularly during a market crash could help you to overcome fear and worry, since you are investing in the same stocks but at increasingly attractive prices.DiversificationAt the present time it may be too soon to know which FTSE 100 sectors will emerge in a strong position from the current economic crisis. Certainly, some industries, such as online retail and healthcare, look set to deliver high growth rates in the coming years. But other industries such as oil & gas, consumer goods and travel & leisure face uncertain futures that are difficult to accurately predict.As such, it may be a worthwhile move to diversify your portfolio across a wide range of sectors. This could reduce your risk of investing in industries that have challenging futures, while increasing your chances of buying companies with prosperous long-term outlooks.Business strengthA company’s balance sheet strength is always an important consideration for investors. At the present time it is perhaps more crucial than ever, since many companies will need their cash resources and access to debt to survive the coming months.Therefore, buying FTSE 100 companies that have sufficient access to liquidity and the capacity to cut costs could be a sound move. It may help you to invest in those businesses that have the best chance of benefiting from the likely long-term recovery. This has always occurred after every previous FTSE 100 market crash, which could make the coming months an opportunity to buy high-quality shares at attractive prices. 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. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Peter Stephens | Saturday, 6th June, 2020 | More on: ^FTSE 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.center_img See all posts by Peter Stephens 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address Peter Stephens 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”last_img read more

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House in Itanhangá / Desenho Brasileiro

first_img Area:  610 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects Year:  Brazil House in Itanhangá / Desenho BrasileiroSave this projectSaveHouse in Itanhangá / Desenho Brasileiro House in Itanhangá / Desenho Brasileiro Manufacturers: Cozendei, Itanhangá Revestimentos, VH pedrasConstruction :Getulio EvangelistaStructural Calcutation :Mauro CápuaAuthor :Patricia FendtArchitect In Charge:Bruna Ramos Heinzen, Ludmilla DuarteCity:ItanhangáCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Andre NazarethText description provided by the architects. The house is located in Itanhangá, a residential neighborhood at the beginning of Barra da Tijuca, in Rio de Janeiro. The lot, once virgin, lies within the dense Tijuca Forest, surrounded by native vegetation and picturesque topography.Save this picture!© Andre NazarethThe project’s concept was to locate the house with its openings in the longitudinal direction of the lot, towards the green of the forest behind and with the view of the valley ahead, while at the same time, protecting the privacy of the neighbors to the maximum. The entire green rooftop terrace makes the connection to these woods, widening the panoramas.Save this picture!© Andre NazarethDue to the steep topography, it was necessary to make a plateau to have the ground floor of the house and the outdoor area on the same level, allowing maximum integration. The private quarters are all located on the second floor.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe chosen materials result from a mixture between apparent concrete for the structures, wood for the facade, combined with white painted walls and metallic dark frames for the windows and doors. The main goal was to emphasize the nature. It was not desirable that architecture should overshadow the surroundings. From the outside to the inside, the object blends into the textures of the natural environment, and from the inside out, the large continuous doors and windows maximize exposure to the unique landscape.Save this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Andre NazarethProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Small House of Universal Design AwardBuilt Projects & MasterplansOpen Call: Wikitopia Seeks Tech-Enabled Tactical Urbanism IdeasIdeas Share Architects: Desenho Brasileiro Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Itanhangá, Brazil ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/869154/casa-em-itanhanga-desenho-brasileiro Clipboard Photographscenter_img ArchDaily Houses CopyAbout this officeDesenho BrasileiroOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesItanhangáBrazilPublished on July 23, 2018Cite: “House in Itanhangá / Desenho Brasileiro” 23 Jul 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalSinkshansgroheBasin FaucetsPaintSTAC BONDComposite Panel Finishes – MetallicsConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 70 ADUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Hinged Door | AlbaWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT BlockGreen FacadesSempergreenLiving Wall – SemperGreenwallMore 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 2015 “COPY” Photographs:  Andre Nazareth Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/869154/casa-em-itanhanga-desenho-brasileiro Clipboard Save this picture!© Andre Nazareth+ 41Curated by Pedro Vada Share “COPY”last_img read more

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Parker opens anti-capitalist Senate campaign

first_imgJohn Parker, left, with Oscar López Rivera, former political prisoner and heroic Puerto Rican independence fighter.The Peace and Freedom Party of California held a press conference at the state Capitol Building in Sacramento on Feb. 15 to announce its slate of candidates for the 2018 elections. The gubernatorial nominee, Gloria La Riva, PFP nominee for state insurance commissioner, Nathalie Hrizi, and PFP nominee for secretary of state, C.T. Weber, were there and gave their statements.Statements were also read by representatives for John Parker for U.S. Senate and Kevin Akin for state treasurer. Also running is Mary Lou Finley for state controller.Parker’s statement included the following:“John Parker, a national leader of Workers World Party, is the Peace and Freedom Party candidate for U.S. Senate. He is well-known in Los Angeles, where he resides, as a longtime fighter against white supremacy, police terror and for immigrant and worker rights.“Parker has traveled worldwide and written extensively as an anti-war and anti-imperialist activist, often representing the International Action Center. His international experience is critical at a time when Trump’s trigger finger is itching to go nuclear against North Korea and also threatening military intervention in Venezuela, all the while escalating the war in Syria.“Parker campaigns to end capitalism and fight for ­socialism, declaring that Trump’s deportations, police terror, giveaways to corporations, white supremacy, misogyny, programs to deepen poverty, and his extreme militarism are part of capitalism, inspired by the previous administration’s record deportations and wars. Your vote for John Parker for U.S. Senate will help to build a movement for revolutionary change.”Statements of the candidates can be found at peaceandfreedom.org.California is one of only three states with “top two primaries.” Passed as Proposition 14 in 2010, it mandates that only the top two vote-getters in the primaries advance to the final state general election. In effect, this essentially locks out third-party candidates from the general elections.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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India: Mob attacks three journalists in Delhi, police take no action

first_imgNews August 14, 2020 – Updated on August 17, 2020 India: Mob attacks three journalists in Delhi, police take no action RSF_en Follow the news on India March 3, 2021 Find out more Organisation Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns a mob attack on three journalists in northeast Delhi on 11 August – one of them a woman journalist who was sexually assaulted – and the lack of any police response. The authorities must do everything possible to bring those responsible to justice, RSF said. News IndiaAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesReligious intoleranceProtecting journalists WomenImpunityFreedom of expressionPhotoreportageViolence RSF demands release of detained Indian journalist Siddique Kappan, hospitalised with Covid-19 IndiaAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesReligious intoleranceProtecting journalists WomenImpunityFreedom of expressionPhotoreportageViolence center_img June 10, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information to go further The three journalists with The Caravan news website – assistant photo editor Shahid Tantray, freelance contributor Prabhjit Singh and a woman reporter who is not being identified for her protection – were subjected to an hour and a half of hell, during which they were insulted, trapped, threatened and beaten by about 50 individuals.The journalists had gone to cover the occupation of a mosque in Ghonda district by Hindu nationalists who had hung saffron flags – the symbol of Hindutva, the ideology underpinning Hindu nationalism – in the street outside the previous week. After identifying themselves as journalists, they found themselves surrounded and attacked by a mob egged on by a man who identified himself as “general secretary” of a branch of the Bharatiya Janata Party, India’s ruling Hindu nationalist party.Police refuse to register FIR“They strangled me with the strap of my camera while others hit me,” said Tantray, whose video recordings ended up being deleted as police officers, who had finally arrived, looked on while doing little to restrain the violence.After initially managing to extricate herself from the mob, the woman journalist was caught and trapped by several of the activists, who took a photo of her without her knowing, and who harassed her sexually, one of them displaying his genitals to her. When she turned to one of the policemen for help, he told her to “resolve the dispute verbally, among yourselves.”She finally managed to escape and get to the nearest police station, where the other two journalists had already gone. But the police refused to register their complaint on the grounds that no one had “suffered any major injuries.”When reached by RSF this morning, Tantray said he and his colleagues still hadn’t been able to file an initial complaint, known in India as a First Information Report. “It has been three days now and the police have neither registered an FIR nor have we received any communication about the assault,” he said. “My colleagues at The Caravan and I will continue doing the only thing we can, which is to report the truth and not be the mouthpiece of any political party.”“The indifference of the police to these acts of violence against journalists trying to do their job is unacceptable and clearly constitutes complicity,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “We call on home affairs minister Amit Shah to publicly condemn these attacks committed in his party’s name and to ensure that an investigation is carried out to identify those responsible. The BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi bring shame upon themselves by allowing their activists to repeatedly violate the safety of journalists and, by extension, press freedom itself.”Repeated attacksThis attack comes against a backdrop of five months of intercommunal tension and clashes in the northeast of the capital. In early March, RSF reported that reporters covering these clashes were being subjected to attacks while the police took little or no action.The Caravan deputy editorial manager Appu Ajith told RSF: “We’re all extremely distressed by the incident, and we cannot overstate the courage our colleagues have displayed. Ever since the riots earlier this year, and even during the national lockdown to curtail the spread of the coronavirus, The Caravan has been at the forefront of reporting on the targeted attacks on Muslims during the Delhi violence and the police complicity.”Ajith added: “But we would also need the authorities to intervene, defend the freedom of the press and ensure that such violence will not be tolerated.”India is ranked 142th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. In rural India, journalists face choice between covering pandemic and survival April 27, 2021 Find out more News India: RSF denounces “systemic repression” of Manipur’s media News Freelance contributor Prabhjit Singh (left) and assistant photo editor Shahid Tantray (photos: The Wire). last_img read more

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Journalist questioned over article about the armed forces

first_imgAccording to information obtained by RSF, journalist Salima Tlemçani, of the French language daily El Watan, was taken in for questioning by the criminal investigation department on January 28, 2002, after a complaint was lodged for “defamation” by the Ministry of Defense. This hearing follows the publication of an article on December 11, 2001 concerning nominations to the Department of Intelligence and Security (DRS, previously the military security service). “This backs up my idea that somehow my investigations have uncovered things much more serious than information about the people mentioned in the December 11 article”, the journalist declared to AFP. Algeria : Reporter jailed after covering Tuareg protests in southern Algeria AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa May 12, 2021 Find out more Algeria pressures reporters by delaying renewal of accreditation In a letter addressed to the Minister of the Interior, Yazid Zerhouni, Reporters Sans Frontières (Reporters Without Borders – RSF) expressed concern over the questioning of Salima Tlemçani, journalist for the daily newspaper El Watan, by the criminal investigation department in relation to an article written about the army. “It is the second time in a week that a journalist has been questioned by the police. We fear this may be the start of a long series of trials, with the general elections just a few months away”, stated Robert Ménard, Secretary-General of the organization. RSF_en News April 29, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Algeria News to go further News Harassment of Algerian reporters intensifies in run-up to parliamentary elections News Earlier, on January 25, caricaturist Ali Dilem was questioned by the criminal investigation department concerning a satirical drawing criticizing the armed forces, published in the French language daily Liberté. Dilem was heard after the Minister for Defense lodged a complaint with the public prosecutor of the court of Algiers for the drawing, published on November 29, 2001. The drawing was judged to be “defamatory and contemptuous of high-ranking officers of the military”. According to Ali Dilem’s lawyer, Me Khaled Bourayou, “the aim is obviously to intimidate Dilem, to harass him”. “I’m convinced I am on the right track, as I say what 30 million Algerians are thinking. If they want to stop me, they’ll have to put 30 million people in prison”, Dilem said in a statement to Reuters. Receive email alerts AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa May 18, 2021 Find out more January 29, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist questioned over article about the armed forces Organisation In May 2001, the Algerian parliament modified the penal code, introducing harsher sentences and fines for defamation in the press. Reporters Sans Frontières, which condemned these amendments at the time, considered that the text could only serve to increase self-censorship within Algerian editorial teams. A few months earlier, Mohammed Lamari, the Chief of Staff of the armed forces had stated: “You have seen and you will continue to observe, through scandalous writings, caricatures, and other things, outrages and nonsense concerning your armed forces. Our obligation of discretion cannot prevent us from expressing our regret at the contemptible use made of the freedoms so dearly acquired by our people.” Help by sharing this information last_img read more

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