RBC Capital acquires Loudoun as it continues expansion effort into Europe

first_img whatsapp Monday 13 December 2010 8:22 pm Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldHealthyGem”My 600-lb Life” Star Dropped 420 Pounds, See Her NowHealthyGemmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.com Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) said yesterday it had acquired boutique financial advisers Loudoun Capital Partners for an undisclosed sum as part of its continuing expansion efforts in Europe.The bank which replaced Citigroup as advisers to Resolution, the life funds group run by Clive Cowdery last month, said the acquisition of Loudoun, which will become part of RBC Capital Markets, forms an important step in the expansion of its investment banking business.RBC added Mike Carter and Robin Mackie, the co-founders of Loudoun Capital Partners, would now head the up the European financial institutions group within its global investment banking platform. Patrick Meier, head of investment banking Europe at RBC Capital Markets, said the deal was “indicative of the focus we have placed on broadening our scope of coverage in financial services, a sector in which RBC can play a major role.”He added the acquisition of Loudoun would “add a new layer of expertise to our strong European platform.” RBC Capital acquires Loudoun as it continues expansion effort into Europe center_img KCS-content Share Tags: NULL whatsapp Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wraplast_img read more

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Rank Group reveals revenue and profit growth in first half

first_img The Rank Group has announced a year-on-year increase in net gaming revenue and profit after tax for the first half of its financial year, driven by growth in its digital, Grosvenor venues and international venues divisions.Like-for-like group underlying net gaming revenue for the six months to 31 December 2019 amounted to £377.5m (€444.8m/$490.2m), up 10% from £342.4m in 2018.Rank reported year-on-year revenue growth across all of its businesses, with the exception of Mecca venues, where revenue slipped 1% to £89.6m.Digital revenue was up 14% to £65.2m, driven by the performance of the Mecca and Grosvenor brands. Mecca digital revenue grew by 13%, while revenue from Grosvenor digital operations jumped 21%.Elsewhere, Rank’s Grosvenor venues arm also saw significant growth, with revenue climbing by 15% from £172.0m to £198.1m, driven by higher staking levels and table win margin.Rank also saw international venues revenue increase by 9% to £24.6m in the period, having benefitted from investment in product during the period.In terms of spending in the first half, total costs before separately disclosed items amounted to £337.6m, an increase of 6.7% on the same period in the previous year. Total operating costs were up 2.6% to £127.2m, while cost of sales climbed 9.4% to £210.4m.The operator’s main outgoing – employment and related costs – remained level at £117.3m, while property costs were lowered by 64.0% to £11.1m. However, direct costs climbed 13.6% to £45.2m, while marketing spend increased 18.4% to £21.2m.Rank also noted an 85.8% year-on-year rise in depreciation and amortisation costs from £20.4m to £37.9m, while taxes and duties increased by 22.8% to £81.9m.However, despite spending more during the period, revenue growth meant that Rank was able to post underlying operating profit of £55.1m, an increase of 70% on £32.5m in the previous year. This was based on performance prior to the impact of IFRS 16 measures.With a positive impact of £3.8m expected from IFRS 16, Rank said underlying operating profit reached £59.8m for the period. Underlying profit before tax was also up 87% year-on-year from £30.5m to £52.9m.“Group like-for-like (‘LFL’) underlying net gaming revenue (NGR) grew by 10% driven by pleasing Digital, Grosvenor venues and International venues performances,” Rank’s chief executive john O’Reilly said.“Cost initiatives delivered through the transformation programme continued to flow into the half and, alongside strong NGR growth, delivered a 70% increase in LFL underlying operating profit.“The group is one year into its three-year transformation programme and is on track to becoming a leading multi-channel gaming business. Following the delivery of the key cost initiatives, focus now increases on developing the group’s revenue growth opportunities. “During the first half, we finalised the group’s safer gambling workstream, with an initial focus on enhanced training for colleagues, review of customer messaging, continued development of our affordability and propensity models, the introduction of machine limits and tighter entry controls within Grosvenor venues.”O’Reilly also noted the ongoing integration of Stride into the group, saying that the project is falling within the transformation programme’s framework to ensure the benefits from combining Stride’s and Rank’s digital businesses are maximised. Rank completed its acquisition of Stride in October last year in a deal worth £115.3m.“The successful integration of Stride into our business will ensure that we benefit from strong synergies, proprietary technology and a first-class digital team, all of which will position us well for the second half of the year,” he said. “These are a good set of numbers and are a testament to our committed and talented colleagues across the Group who have worked hard to deliver them.”Earlier this month, Rank said it is likely to post better-than-expected operating profit for the 12 months through to 30 June, 2020, due to positive trading within its digital and Grosvenor Casino and international land-based venues businesses.Based on the trends experienced to date, Rank said operating profit for the year is now expected to amount to between £105m and £115m. The Rank Group has announced a year-on-year increase in net gaming revenue and profit after tax for the first half of its financial year, driven by growth in its digital, Grosvenor venues and international venues divisions. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 30th January 2020 | By contenteditor Topics: Casino & games Finance Bingo Tags: Online Gamblingcenter_img Rank Group reveals revenue and profit growth in first half AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Bingo Email Addresslast_img read more

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CIC Insurance Group (CIC.ke) 2011 Annual Report

first_imgCIC Insurance Group (CIC.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2011 annual report.For more information about CIC Insurance Group (CIC.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CIC Insurance Group (CIC.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CIC Insurance Group (CIC.ke)  2011 annual report.Company ProfileCIC Insurance Group is a leading insurance company offering products and services for general and life insurance through operations in Kenya, Sudan and Uganda. The company also provides solutions for fund and asset management and private equity investment. Its product offering covers needs relating to motor, marine, agriculture, personal accident, school products, customised products, travel, domestic package, property, theft, fire and consequential loss and sports injury insurance. Its life assurance division covers areas ranging from group life and keyman plans to family protection, loan guard insurance, pension, board member and universal endowment plans. CIC Insurance Group has expertise in corporate, family, health and asset management as well as equity, balanced, fixed income and money market fun management. The company invests in equity and government securities, properties and loans and serves retail and corporate entities. Founded in 1968 and formerly known as The Co-Operative Insurance Company of Kenya, the company changed its name to CIC Insurance Group in 2010. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. CIC Insurance Group is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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CAL Bank Limited (CAL.gh) 2018 Annual Report

first_imgCAL Bank Limited (CAL.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about CAL Bank Limited (CAL.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CAL Bank Limited (CAL.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CAL Bank Limited (CAL.gh)  2018 annual report.Company ProfileCAL Bank Limited is a leading financial institution in Ghana offering products and services for the investment, corporate and retail banking sectors, as well as custodial, treasury, security brokerage, fund management and asset management services. The banking group underwrites securities and provides financial solutions for corporate finance operations, loan syndications and securities portfolio management, acquisitions and mergers, acceptance of bills of exchange, bullion dealings, export trade development and financing, hire-purchase finance and leasing. CAL Bank Limited provide a counseling and financing service for industrial, agricultural, mining, services and commercial ventures. The financial institution was founded in 1990 and is based in Accra, Ghana. CAL Bank Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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England and Ireland to play USA in the summer

first_img England and Ireland to play USA in the summerUSA Rugby head coach Gary Gold has confirmed that his side will play Tests against Ireland and England this July.Speaking as a guest on Alex Corbisiero’s American Rugby Show podcast, the Eagles boss explained that the US will be travelling to Dublin and London for Tests in the summer. He said: “What our schedule is, that has just been confirmed, is that on July 3rd we’ll be playing England at Twickenham in our first game that we play since returning from covid and the Rugby World Cup and a week later we’re due to play Ireland at the Aviva (Stadium).”The full summer schedule is yet to become completely clear with the global pandemic still causing sever disruption. Ireland were originally due to tour Fiji in the summer. That tour was unfortunately cancelled following a coronavirus outbreak in Fiji. Ireland boss Andy Farrell said of the cancellation: “It is incredibly disappointing that we are not now able to tour Fiji.“Touring is such an invaluable experience in terms of what we learn about the group and that is why the IRFU worked tirelessly with Simon Raiwalui, the high performance general manager of Fiji Rugby to make the tour a reality and it is such a shame that it can now not go ahead.”Wales’ tour to Argentina and Uruguay also appears to be off. Last week, WRU chief executive Steve Phillips said: “I cannot see us travelling to Argentina.” With a summer schedule full of holes, USA may be in further demand.The British & Irish Lions are set to play Japan at Murrayfield on June 26 as a warm-up for their tour of South Africa. USA boss Gary Gold confirmed it on Alex Corbisiero’s American Rugby Show podcast The United States and England play in Japan, 2019 (Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.last_img read more

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FG75 Studios / A2OFFICE

first_imgCopyAbout this officeA2OFFICEOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsBuildingsResidentialPortoPortugalPublished on May 12, 2017Cite: “FG75 Studios / A2OFFICE” [Estúdios FG75 / A2OFFICE] 12 May 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalShelvingZeitraumWardrobe – Hide & ParkSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Qd-ClassConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Stone SeriesWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – FerroFinestra W20Panels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – TentChairsInterstuhlConference Chair – Low With CastorsWoodreSAWN TIMBER co.Pre-Weathered Wood CladdingMore 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 CopyApartments, Residential•Porto, Portugal “COPY” Portugal “COPY” FG75 Studios / A2OFFICESave this projectSaveFG75 Studios / A2OFFICE Architects: A2OFFICE Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/870894/fg75-studios-a2office Clipboard Area:  330 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects Save this picture!© Al.Ma Fotografia | Alexandra Marques+ 67 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/870894/fg75-studios-a2office Clipboard Year:  2017 Apartments Manufacturers: Gercima, Plaka, Cimenteira do Louro, GolmarAuthor:Alberto Dias RibeiroCollaboration:Ana FareleiraMeasurement And Gesture:AZUCity:PortoCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Al.Ma Fotografia | Alexandra MarquesRecommended ProductsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyText description provided by the architects. This project is about the rehabilitation of a building with original construction dated from the end of the 19th century, with 4 floors and inserted in a plot with 176.80sqm.Save this picture!Floor PlansIn a two-family genesis building it was intended to install a multifamily program consisting of 6 studios and respective storage in the basement.Save this picture!© Al.Ma Fotografia | Alexandra MarquesThe building, kept in its structural and functional skeleton, has in the original staircase a prominent element. From the entry floor to the ground floor was created a new ladder to replace an inoperable one.Save this picture!© Al.Ma Fotografia | Alexandra MarquesSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Al.Ma Fotografia | Alexandra MarquesDue to the asymmetrical positioning of the original staircase, which was intended to be maintained, the remaining spaces of the interior demolitions, all of them different, led to solutions of apartments all of them equally distinct but with common standards. Thus, in the apartments with higher ceilings one was introduced a mezzanine leaning on an open space; in others an “island” solution was tried which divides social and private area of the apartment without enclosing the spaces allowing the desired spatial and luminous fluidity. The apartments on the ground floor and the upper floor have characteristics that make them equally different, as far as the organization of space is concerned.Save this picture!© Al.Ma Fotografia | Alexandra MarquesThe amount of materials, colors and textures was purposely reduced, in the case of relatively small spaces, the objective was to maximize the luminosity and simplicity of spaces, so that they will be ready to receive the objects and “things” of future users.Save this picture!© Al.Ma Fotografia | Alexandra MarquesProject gallerySee allShow lessOMA’s Feyenoord City Masterplan and Stadium Given Green Light by the City of RotterdamArchitecture NewsKarlshamn Cold Bath House / White ArkitekterSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Porto, PortugalLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ArchDaily FG75 Studios / A2OFFICE Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project last_img read more

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Magnolia Building / CHT Architects

first_img Area:  27760 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects Apartments Save this picture!© Christine Francis+ 20 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/876790/magnolia-building-cht-architects Clipboard Magnolia Building / CHT ArchitectsSave this projectSaveMagnolia Building / CHT Architects Magnolia Building / CHT Architects Australia Interiors: Planning: Architects: CHT Architects Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/876790/magnolia-building-cht-architects Clipboard Photographs:  Christine Francis Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project SJB CopyApartments•Doncaster, Australia Manufacturers: Cerdomus, Miele, Axiom, Lignapal Photographs 2016 “COPY” Builders:Hamilton MarinoGroup Engineers,:The O’NeillBuilding Surveyors:Group2Urban Digestor:ESDLandscape Architect:Jack MerloArchitects In Charge:David Carabott, Sam BlakeCity:DoncasterCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Christine FrancisRecommended ProductsWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 82 ADWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsText description provided by the architects. Our client purchased the site with a predefined building envelope. This envelope formed the cornerstone of the brief along with the client expectation of a greater design outcome and increased internal amenity.Save this picture!© Christine FrancisOur design process began by refining the existing envelope from what was essentially a large cube by dividing the podium and tower into 4 elements, generating a ratio over the building and enforcing this through contrast in material, texture, and colour; therefore creating a different experience from each corner of the building Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanOur client purchased the site with a predefined building envelope. This envelope formed the cornerstone of the brief along with the client expectation of a greater design outcome and increased internal amenity.Save this picture!© Christine Francis Our design process began by refining the existing envelope from what was essentially a large cube by dividing the podium and tower into 4 elements, generating a ratio over the building and enforcing this through contrast in material, texture, and colour; therefore creating a different experience from each corner of the building.Save this picture!12th Floor PlanThis rationalisation and reduction in mass allowed us to reimagine the building, deconstructing the form to increase access to views, amplify natural light, and reflect the intention of the client to achieve a building that maximises liveability and creates spaces that provide a greater experience to occupants and visitors alike. Save this picture!© Christine FrancisThe internal amenity of the development has benefited from this process as well, with all apartments gaining greater access to natural light and ventilation and through carefully designed interiors they have an abundance of liveable space.Save this picture!© Christine FrancisThis rationalisation and reduction in mass allowed us to reimagine the building, deconstructing the form to increase access to views, amplify natural light, and reflect the intention of the client to achieve a building that maximises liveability and creates spaces that provide a greater experience to occupants and visitors alike.Save this picture!© Christine FrancisThe internal amenity of the development has benefited from this process as well, with all apartments gaining greater access to natural light and ventilation and through carefully designed interiors they have an abundance of liveable space.Save this picture!© Christine FrancisProject gallerySee allShow lessRobust Extents House / ICONCASTSelected ProjectsCube Club / On OfficeSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Doncaster VIC 3108, AustraliaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ArchDaily CHT CopyAbout this officeCHT ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsDoncasterAustraliaPublished on October 21, 2017Cite: “Magnolia Building / CHT Architects” 20 Oct 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Africa celebrates 100 years of Mandela

first_imgMandela International Day was celebrated on July 18 to mark the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth. Each year this anniversary offers an opportunity to “reflect on his life and legacy and respond to his call to make the world a better place,” the African Union said.The centennial program included the opening of an avenue in Addis Ababa named after the first democratically elected president in South Africa, who was imprisoned for 27 years by the apartheid regime. The commemoration featured a ceremony at the AU headquarters in the Ethiopian capital, with the participation of figures from the political and cultural spheres of the member states, which paid homage to the hero of Africa and of all humanity.The Pan-African organization recently held its 31st summit in Nouakchott, Mauritania, in northwest Africa, on July 1-2. Progress was made in developing continental strategies to fight corruption and to create an African free-trade area.Heads of state and other government representatives reached a consensus there on the creation of an anti-corruption mechanism. It will carry out national and cross-border monitoring through cooperation among the member countries of the regional bloc. AU Commission President Moussa Faki Mahamat of Chad said the battle against corruption requires judicial, administrative and financial measures. He appealed to members to participate in the battle to stop the illicit financial flows that, according to the AU, cause the continent annual losses of $148 billion.At the meeting in the Mauritanian capital, the AU also decided to form a body to help coordinate member states’ policies on migration challenges. The new entity, called the Observatory for Migration and Development in Africa, will have its headquarters in Rabat, Morocco. The continental leaders decided to create this new tool, calling it “crucial in harmonizing strategies and improving interaction with partners from abroad.”The issue of migration is very topical on the world scale. African leaders believe that the solution lies in strengthening continental unity, not just on the political level, but also the economic. In this regard, it has taken initial steps to establish an African free-trade zone, which 49 of the 55 AU members have already joined.At least 22 states must ratify the agreement for it to take effect. It will create the largest area of free trade since the formation of the World Trade Organization. According to the AU, it would create an African market of more than 1.2 billion people, with a gross domestic product of $2.5 trillion.On Western Sahara, which is illegally occupied by Morocco, a compromise was reached to allow the AU to play a more active role in solving the problem but without replacing the U.N. The Pan-African representation in El Aioun will be reactivated, joining the United Nations Mission for the Organization of a Referendum in Western Sahara (Minurso).The AU convened an extraordinary meeting on Nov. 17-18 of last year in Addis Ababa to implement reforms proposed by the incumbent president, Paul Kagame of Rwanda, regarding the funding of the organization and appointment of its commissioners.The next AU regular summit is due to take place in July 2019 in Niamey, Niger.This article was first published in Avante, the weekly newspaper of the Portuguese Communist Party. Its author was formerly a member of the Secretariat of the PAIGC, the party leading the struggle for the liberation of Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde. Translation by WW Managing Editor John Catalinotto.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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China Implementing New Import Requirements on U.S. Soybeans

first_img Facebook Twitter SHARE China Implementing New Import Requirements on U.S. Soybeans SHARE By Hoosier Ag Today – Jan 1, 2018 U.S. soybean exports will undergo a new procedure to meet new phytosanitary requirements for shipping to China, starting on January 1. The U.S. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service says the new procedure applies to both bulk and container shipments of raw and unprocessed American soybeans to China. APHIS says compliance with the new rules will be necessary to maintain uninterrupted shipments to China. Greg Ibach , USDA Undersecretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs, issued a statement saying that the agency worked closely with China and U.S. soybean industry representatives in coming up with an acceptable procedure.Earlier this year, China said the U.S. soybean shipments that were coming into the country contained too much foreign material in each load, including dirt and weed seeds. Chinese officials said the foreign material exceeded their standards and some of the weed seeds were of possible quarantine concern. Under the new procedure, APHIS will now notify China of any shipments that exceed one percent foreign material. China has assured the U.S. that all shipments will be allowed to continue while America develops new farm-to-export procedures to meet the new requirements.Source: NAFB News Service Previous articleDownward Pressure Expected on 2018 Cash RentsNext articleIndiana Dairy Hosts Screening of Food Evolution Movie Hoosier Ag Today Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News China Implementing New Import Requirements on U.S. Soybeanslast_img read more

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RSF alarmed by journalist’s arrest on terrorism charges

first_img News Al Wasat’s parliamentary correspondent, Jazeeri has been formally charged with supporting terrorist activities funded by Hezbollah and Iran’s Revolutionary Guards. Arrested during a raid on his home on the morning of 28 December, when electronic equipment was seized, he is one of 12 suspects who are charged in this case. October 14, 2020 Find out more Tenth anniversary of Bahraini blogger’s arrest Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is worried by the terrorism charges brought against Mahmood Al Jazeeri, a journalist with the independent daily newspaper Al Wasat, who has been held for the past 11 days RSF_en News January 8, 2016 – Updated on March 8, 2016 RSF alarmed by journalist’s arrest on terrorism charges Organisation News June 15, 2020 Find out morecenter_img to go further BahrainMiddle East – North Africa Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives March 17, 2021 Find out more BahrainMiddle East – North Africa German spyware company FinFisher searched by public prosecutors News Help by sharing this information His last article, published the day before his arrest, referred to a controversial bill before the Shura Council, the Bahraini parliament’s upper house, providing for the confiscation of state housing from members of a family whose head has been stripped of his nationality.RSF is concerned about the nature of the charges and calls for Jazeeri’s immediate and unconditional release.“Journalists cannot be treated as terrorists just for criticizing the government in their reporting,” said Alexandra El Khazen, the head of the RSF’s Middle East desk. “Security grounds cannot justify violations of freedom of information. RSF calls for the release of all journalists who are unjustly detained in Bahrain.”Jazeeri was also officially accused on state TV of seeking to overthrow the government, inciting hatred, having contacts with a foreign country and supporting the unauthorized Al Wafaa movement and the 14 February Coalition, which has been organizing peaceful demonstrations since 2011.An Al Wasat source told RSF that Jazeeri has not been a member of any political movement since joining the newspaper in 2012.Wafaa Marhoon, Jazeeri’s lawyer, told Al Wasat four days after his arrest that the authorities had yet to produce any evidence against him. When contacted by RSF, she stressed the importance of the political context and the vagueness of Bahrain’s terrorism legislation, which makes it hard to defend anyone accused of terrorism.If convicted, Jazeeri is facing the possibility of a life sentence and being stripped of his nationality.This is not Al Wasat’s first run-in with the authorities. It has been closed arbitrarily several times, including last August, when it was closed for several days for threatening “national unity” and “Bahrain’s relations with other countries.” The newspaper’s founder, Karim Fakhrawi, died in unclear circumstances in police detention in 2011.At least 13 professional and citizen-journalists are currently detained in Bahrain, which is ranked 163rd out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Follow the news on Bahrainlast_img read more

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