Totalizator Sportowy and ffVC launch VC fund for gaming start-ups

first_img“We want to support the development of innovative and ground-breaking Polish companies by using ffVC’s relations with strategic partners such as Totalizator Sportowy and helping Polish companies to expand internationally, especially to the USA,” Adamski said. Finance Regions: Europe US Central and Eastern Europe Poland 3rd December 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle In addition, companies that receive investment will gain access to the operator’s network of contacts and resources, while ffVC aid their US expansion. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: Totalizator Sportowy John Frankel, founder and partner of ffVC, said he was excited to expand his fund’s work to Poland. Polish state-owned operator Totalizator Sportowy and American venture capital fund ffVC have partnered to pursue investments in gaming start-ups. Olgierd Cieślik, president of the management board of Totalizator Sportowy, said working with promising new businesses was an important step for the future of the operator. Maciej Ćwikiewicz, president of PFR Ventures, added that gaming businesses offer major interest among investors and so such a fund made sense. “The venture capital market in Poland has been developing dynamically for years and we believe that the market is entering the phase of development, after which Polish startups will achieve a global scale of operations.” “Experienced game producers attract enormous interest on the Warsaw Stock Exchange, and now just starting studies and projects can count on alternative capital,” Ćwikiewicz said. The fund was established under the Polish Development Fund (PFR) and the National Center for Research and Development’s Corporate Venture Capital programme.  Totalizator Sportowy and ffVC launch VC fund for gaming start-ups “We are glad that we can expand our business and start investing in Poland,” Frankel said. Email Address The ffVC Tech & Gaming fund will be used to invest in 10 to 15 start-ups  by the end of 2023. Businesses are expected to receive between PLN1m (£202,000/€224,000/$271,000) and PLN8m in their first investment, though subsequent investments may be as high as PLN15m. “Continuing the technological transformation of Totalizator Sportowy requires us not only to cooperate with the global giants of the gaming market, but also to be open to the implementation of products and services provided by young innovative companies, including Polish startups,” Cieślik said. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter “We are introducing a new CVC fund to the Polish market, focused on industries which – as we see in our other programs and initiatives – very effectively absorb R&D investment, turning it into products with potential for international commercialisation,”  Przemysław Kurczewski, deputy director of the National Center for Research and Development, said. “We have created a strong international team to search for the best Polish companies that, thanks to the help of ffVC and Totalizator Sportowy, have a chance to become leaders in their industries. “We hope that [this support] will bring us all great benefits and, above all, the possibility of further growth.” Topics: Finance Strategy Tech & innovation Uncategorized Management This will focus predominantly on businesses in Totalizator Sportowy’s native Poland or other Eastern European markets, especially those looking to expand into the US. Frankel will manage the fund alongside three other ffVC partners: US-based Adam Plotkin and Poland-based Mariusz Adamski and Maciej Skarul.last_img read more

Medview Airline Plc (MDVAIR.ng) 2017 Annual Report

first_imgMedview Airline Plc (MDVAIR.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about Medview Airline Plc (MDVAIR.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Medview Airline Plc (MDVAIR.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Medview Airline Plc (MDVAIR.ng)  2017 annual report.Company ProfileMed-view Airline Plc is a passenger and cargo air transport service in Nigeria. The airline offers Hajj operations, flight operations, cargo imports and exports, warehousing, ground handling, road feeder service, an inhouse travel agency, procurement, obtaining travel documents, airport protocol services and maintenance and support services. Med-view Airline Plc began its domestic operation in 2012 with two Boeings 737-400 aircraft. The company added a Boeing 737-800 in the same year and plans to add a further two Boeings B737-800 are in the pipeline. Med-view Airline Plc works in partnership with Euro-Atlantic Airways of Lisbon, Portugal in conjunction with a General Sales Agency (GSA) agreement with Saudi Air Cargo; and Pluna Air of Uruguay and Air Atlantic of Iceland. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Medview Airline Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

The Royal Mail share price (RMG) has soared 30% in 2020. I’d buy

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. When I examined Royal Mail Group (LSE: RMG) in September, I was firmly in ‘wait and see’ territory. At the time, the Royal Mail share price was up 7% year-to-date, boosted by the company’s growing parcels business. I said: “Interim results could push the Royal Mail share price up further. Or send it crashing back down again.” And I decided to wait at least until the end of the year.Well, it’s not quite the end of the year, but we have had those interim results. The shares are up 20% since my noncommittal words, and they’ve now gained 30% so far in 2020. I’m swaying towards buying RMG shares, but hasn’t my hesitation cost me an opportunity?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…I’d already be 20% up had I bought. But in tough times like the 2020 stock market crash, there are big risks to go with the opportunities. And getting in too quickly can be very costly. So when it comes to recoveries, I’m always going to wait until I see sufficient positive signs.Royal Mail share price: don’t lose moneyI know that means I’ll miss the bottom, and I’ll end up buying after the price has started to climb. But by holding back, I’m reducing my chances of losing money. And we all know Warren Buffett’s first rule of investing: “Rule No. 1: Never lose money.” Besides, I only ever invest for the long term, and I’m not interested in chasing short-term ups and downs.So, what are the key points from these first-half figures? And what’s led me to shift the Royal Mail share price from ‘wait and see’ to ‘tempting buy’?Big one-off profit crashFirst, let’s look at the bad news. Pre-tax profit crashed 90% to just £17m. But there’s a whole pile of one-off costs in that. Covid-19 costs of £85m, a hit from redundancies of £147m… the company is going through a major restructuring, which was always going to hurt. There’s nothing surprising there.On the upside, Royal Mail passed a significant milestone. Revenue from parcels exceeded letters revenue for the first time. Letters revenue continued its decline, dropping 21%, while parcels revenue climbed 33%. The two produced a combined 4.9% rise in revenue. And total group revenue rose by 9.8%. The Royal Mail share price is up 4% since the news, on top of its recent big gains.Online shopping here to stay?There was a big boost from the rise in online shopping during the pandemic. But I really don’t see that as a one-off. People I know who’ve tried it for the first time say things like, “Oh, that was easy, I’ll do that again“. I’m not seeing a brief switch to online shopping that will flip back next year. No, I think the inexorable long-term shift has just been kicked forward by the lockdown.Talks continue with unions over crucial changes that are still needed. But Interim Executive Chair Keith Williams says he’s encouraged by the way they’re going. He also reckons the full-year picture is improving, though there’s still a good helping of uncertainty.The Royal Mail share price could still be volatile, but I do think it’s turned the corner. It’s on my long-term buy list. 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. Enter Your Email Address 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 center_img Alan Oscroft 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. Alan Oscroft | Friday, 20th November, 2020 | More on: RMG The Royal Mail share price (RMG) has soared 30% in 2020. I’d buy 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Alan Oscroftlast_img read more

Lawrence Dallaglio predicts English winner for the Amlin Challenge Cup

first_imgHarlequins, winners in 2001 and 2004, meet Bayonne on the opening weekend in Pool 1 while Gloucester travel to Agen and Sale Sharks host the Spanish side, Cetransa El Savador.“Gloucester have made a slow start to the season but they are looking to build some confidence in this competition and are very tough at home,” Dallaglio added.“The biggest thing they have on their side is the wonderful support at Kingsholm. No opponent will enjoy playing in front of the Shed.”Leeds Carnegie head to Romania, where they face Bucharest Oaks, while Exeter Chiefs will make their European debut against French Top 14 high-flyers Montpellier.“It promises to be the best day in Exeter’s club history. Every game they play in Europe will be the most wonderful experience for everyone involved in the club, from the players to the fans,” explained Dallaglio. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Lawrence DallaglioTo watch an interview with Amlin Rugby Ambassador, Lawrence Dallaglio, assessing the English clubs’ prospects in the Amlin Challenge Cup 2010/11 click here.Amlin Rugby Ambassador, Lawrence Dallaglio, the only player to captain a team to both Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup glory, has tipped England’s clubs to dominate this season’s Amlin Challenge Cup.The Premiership has provided eight of the last 10 winners of the Amlin Challenge Cup – including Dallaglio’s own London Wasps side in 2003 – and the English charge for the 2010/11 campaign will be led by three former winners in Gloucester, Sale Sharks and Harlequins and Dallaglio believes England will wrench the trophy from the holders, Cardiff Blues, this season.“Traditionally, English clubs have done very well in this tournament. When you look at the history of the Amlin Challenge Cup, almost 99 per cent of the teams to have won it are English,” he said.“There have to be reasons for that and it’s down to strength in depth and the way English clubs approach the competition.“You can’t discount Bayonne and Montpellier, but with the likes of Harlequins and Sale involved, I’m fully expecting an English club to reach the final, if not two.“Newcastle are very familiar with this competition and will be happy to start with a home game. They are a force up there in Newcastle and you have a great chance of progressing in Europe if you win your home games.”center_img “It’s great for rugby to have club like that involved. They have made a great start in the Premiership but some of their players will never have dreamed of playing European rugby.“Montpellier are doing well in the Top 14, but they don’t have a tradition of travelling well in Europe and I know from personal experience that Sandy Park is not an easy place to play.”last_img read more

ARCA House / Atelier Marko Brajovic

first_img ARCA House / Atelier Marko Brajovic “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/776305/arca-atelier-marko-brajovic Clipboard Projects Photographs:  Victor AffaroCreative Director:arch. Marko BrajovicProject Director:arch. Bruno BezerraAssistent Architect:arch. Lucas de SordiShell Structure Constructor:ExpobraxDimensions:12m (L) x 10,5m (W) x 5,8m (H)Format:Guest house and learningCity:ParatyCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Victor AffaroRecommended ProductsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceDoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingText description provided by the architects. ARCA was named by the locals as it came as a ship in the middle of the Brazilian Atlantic Forest. If fact, on a more anecdotic level, it’s an earthship project, that comes from a wish to mimic a specific Brazilian indigenous house typology (Asurini, Médio Xingu) and be a stand alone object with minimal impact to the surrounding.Save this picture!© Victor AffaroFor that purpose we decided to use a shell self-supporting structure that solutions a roofing, side walls and finishings. The Galvalume (carbon steel + aluminium + zinc) modules were assembled on-site in only one week and as well can be easily dismantled and rebuilt on a new location. The internal timber wall are only 3 cm ticks as they are internally reinforced by steel-bar that compress the whole structure.Save this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Victor AffaroA house can host till two couples with kids, has a fully equipped kitchen, bathroom and a generous open space serving as living room or workshops area for creative and professional trainings. In that second mode, the beds folds in sofas and the sleeping room transforms in production rooms.Save this picture!© Victor AffaroThe main idea is that a house can be used for a weekend by creative and professionals (with kids) that want to work on their creation inspired by nature in a very confort environment.Save this picture!© Victor AffaroARCA is located on a waterfall Perequé, on a border with a national park Parque da Bocaina and ten kilometers from a charming colonial city Paraty well known for its cultural heritage and natural treasures.Save this picture!© Victor AffaroOriginally published on November 02, 2015Project gallerySee allShow lessMultifunctional Mobility Beyond the Kitchen with next125’s ‘Trolley’ArticlesKidsLabo Minami-Nagareyama Nursery / teamLab ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Architects: Atelier Marko Brajovic Area Area of this architecture project Houses CopyAbout this officeAtelier Marko BrajovicOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesParatyIcebergBrazilPublished on April 20, 2021Cite: “ARCA House / Atelier Marko Brajovic” 20 Apr 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardMetallicsHAVER & BOECKERArchitectural Wire Mesh – MULTI-BARRETTE 8130Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSealantsEffisusGutter Repair – TiteGutter3Aluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea PrestigeMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Click Roll CapsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealTerracotta Cladding TileDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE UnilateralWindowsJoskoWindows and Sliding Doors – ONE SeriesMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?巴西ARCA 住宅 / Atelier Marko Brajovic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”center_img CopyHouses•Paraty, Brazil Save this picture!© Victor Affaro+ 19Curated by Pedro Vada Share ARCA House / Atelier Marko BrajovicSave this projectSaveARCA House / Atelier Marko Brajovic ArchDaily Area:  130 m² Photographs Brazil ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/776305/arca-atelier-marko-brajovic Clipboardlast_img read more

Todoroki House in Valley / Atelier Tsuyoshi Tane Architects

first_img Year:  Projects ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeAtelier Tsuyoshi Tane ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlass#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsTokyoIcebergOn InstagramJapanPublished on May 15, 2021Cite: “Todoroki House in Valley / Atelier Tsuyoshi Tane Architects” 15 May 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardMetallicsHAVER & BOECKERArchitectural Wire Mesh – MULTI-BARRETTE 8130Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSealantsEffisusGutter Repair – TiteGutter3Aluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea PrestigeMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Click Roll CapsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealTerracotta Cladding TileDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE UnilateralWindowsJoskoWindows and Sliding Doors – ONE SeriesMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?等等力溪谷住宅 / Atelier Tsuyoshi Tane Architects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 Construction: Todoroki House in Valley / Atelier Tsuyoshi Tane ArchitectsSave this projectSaveTodoroki House in Valley / Atelier Tsuyoshi Tane Architects Japan ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/902744/todoroki-house-atelier-tsuyoshi-tane-architects Clipboard “COPY” CopyHouses, House Interiors•Tokyo, Japan Architects: Atelier Tsuyoshi Tane Architects Area Area of this architecture project Manufacturers: Louis Poulsen, Grohe, Nemo Lighting, MORTEX, ModuleX, ancera, faucet Photographs:  Yuna Yagi Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Lead Architects: “COPY”center_img Area:  188 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Yuna Yagi+ 21Curated by María Francisca González Share Eiko Construction Naoki Hayasaka, Haruki Nakayama yasuhirokaneda STRUCTURE Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/902744/todoroki-house-atelier-tsuyoshi-tane-architects Clipboard Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Photographs 2017 Products used in this ProjectLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – AJ CollectionProject Team:Mariko Abe, Matteo Lunanova, Ryosuke Baba, Nana Sugiura, Yosuke Tsukamoto, Kenji HadaCity:TokyoCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Yuna YagiText description provided by the architects. The Todoroki Ravine is a windy location. Running through a dense urban forest, the air provided near the ground is humid while dry winds constantly blow up towards the sky. The design of the house has been defined by focusing on these two contrasting environmental conditions and through the studies of primitive architectures pieces from both humid and arid areas around the world.Save this picture!© Yuna YagiSave this picture!Ground + First floor planSave this picture!© Yuna YagiATTA attempted to combine the various building types that have been shaped into these wet and dry environments into a single house.Save this picture!© Yuna YagiSave this picture!Second + Third floor planSave this picture!© Yuna YagiThe first floor provides a large space covered on the outside by the jungle, walls per se are made out of the excavated local soil. The atmosphere is serene. The entrance located on the mezzanine is like a balcony over the first floor and leading to the second floor. The second floor is the master bedroom fitting on a eight-volume space looking towards eight different directions with low ceiling and large windows surrounded by the forest. The third floor is comprised of a six volume space, towards six directions. The connection with the landscape lives through the window.Save this picture!SectionBuilt on a subdivided lot in a dense neighbourhood of the city center, Todoroki House in Valley is an urban house that makes living in the heart of the city a richer and more diverse experience: from the Jungle of the ground to the aerial atmosphere of the roof top.Save this picture!© Yuna YagiProject gallerySee allShow lessSeaview Escape House / Coates Design: Architecture + Interiors | Seattle ArchitectsSelected ProjectsClear Rock Ranch / Lemmo Architecture and DesignSelected Projects Share Todoroki House in Valley / Atelier Tsuyoshi Tane Architects Structure: last_img read more

Gary Wilhelmi 5/3/2012 PM Comment

first_imgGrain and soybeansKansas wheat in good shape but needs rainChoppy trading weekHot test of week inMidwestwith TS and cooler in 60’s next week—DandyHigher margin rates for CME members may induce some more liquidationRain into Ukraine and Russia is welcomeWeekly export sales:  256,000 wheat and 454,000 new cropCorn large again 1.3 MT of old crop and 2.1 MT of new with china buying 214 old and 172 new with most going to unknowns always thought to beChina598,000 tons of beans with 117,000 toChinaand 1.1 MT of new cropChinataking 675,000More China confirmations? SHARE Gary Wilhelmi 5/3/2012 PM Comment 10:10  update By Hoosier Ag Today – May 3, 2012 Dow off 63Crude down $2.50Gold down $20Dollar little changedGood weather, thoughts that China may be covered in beans for now and outside market weakness press beansCattle and hogs rally on short covering off the lowsWal-Mart to offer choice beef cuts this summer Chinaadds 232,000 tons of new crop beans to their shopping listCorn sales large but as expected and wheat neutralShort covering due in livestock off lowsPackers hold cattle bids steady at $120Cash hogs lower callMay hogs fall to a discount to cash confirming weakness?FinancialQuiet open—Dow up just 5 points169,000 new jobs expected tomorrow with the rate steady at 8.2%Chinese PMI recedes and US coming outEuro zone PMI was weakECB does not alter interest ratesCrude oil off $.27, gold down $14 and dollar index steady at 79.14Japan on holiday Grain and soybeansGood growing weatherThe thought that China may be covered for now regarding soybean needsOutside market weaknessThese three factors pressured the beansKansas wheat in great shapeSpring wheat is over three-quarters plantedRain possible in dry areas of Ukraine and RussiaWeekly exports large as expected in beans and corn but wheat was just neutralFriday morning look first to the European markets and then the US jobs report.1:53  update FinancialAs the grain and soybean markets were closing the Industrials were off 89 points and crude down $2.50 with gold $20 lower.  Dow closed down 61 pointsThe ISM service sector index dropped to 53.5 from 56 and that was the prime fundamental driver169,000 new jobs are expected in Friday mornings employment report with the rate unchanged at 8.2%Europe remains on the edge of economic ruinDAX was off just .2%ECB sticking with interest rates as they areStay tuned the skeletons are threatening to get out of the closet againcenter_img LivestockShort covering took cattle up limit but hogs slipped back to a 4.67 gain at the closeSmall cash trade thus far at $120Boxed beef up just $.20Wal Mart, the largest food retailer, may feature choice beef this summerPork cutout higher but hogs struggled lateBeef exports up 4.5% over a year ago Facebook Twitter Home Market Market Watch Gary Wilhelmi 5/3/2012 PM Comment LivestockLight cattle trade at $120 inKansasand some $120 bids passed elsewhereStrong cattle basisBoxed beef up $.71 choice and steady on selectPork cutout up $.69 with loin’s up $.89 and hams $2.51 higherNew lows yesterdayBeef exports 16,800 up 9% SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleVilsack Urges Petroleum Companies to Increase Adoption of American Made Renewable EnergyNext articleCool Weather Causes Early-Planted Corn To Develop Slowly Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

Burundian journalist held in DRC now in danger of being extradited

first_img Burundian appeal court upholds prison sentences for four journalists to go further RSF_en Four Burundian journalists complete 12 months in arbitrary detention November 27, 2020 Find out more News Help by sharing this information Reports October 21, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts News A technician with Radio Publique Africaine (RPA), a Burundian radio station that has been banned since April, Egide Mwemero was arrested two a half months ago in Uvira, a town in the eastern DRC that is very close to the Burundian border. Shortly after his arrest, he was taken to the Congolese capital, Kinshasa, where he is still being held. Extradition back to his country of origin would put him in danger because the Burundian authorities are known to be persecuting journalists.Mwemero was arrested by members of the National Intelligence Agency (ANR) while visiting the studios of Le Messager du People, a radio station that had for some time being broadcasting a political news programme produced by RPA and targeted above all at listeners in Burundi.“He has never been taken before a judge and, in fact, he is not legally accused of committing any crime,” RPA director Bob Rugurika said.“It was already bad enough that the Congolese authorities placed Egide Mwemero in detention without any justification,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire said.“Given the security situation of the Burundian population and journalists in particular, he would be in great danger if he were sent back to his country of origin. We urge the Congolese authorities to prevent his transfer and to release him at once.”Reporters Without Borders and Journalist in Danger already condemned the arbitrary nature of Mwemero’s detention in October.Intimidation of journalists and media censorship are standard practices in the DRC while the situation of the media is appalling in Burundi. Media outlets regarded as critical of the government have been forced to close by President Nkurunziza. There have been many cases of violence against journalists since the start of the current political crisis in April but none has been the subject of judicial proceedings.Burundi and the DRC are ranked 145th and 150th respectively in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Organisation The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa BurundiAfrica Follow the news on Burundi News June 5, 2020 Find out more BurundiAfrica December 30, 2015 – Updated on March 8, 2016 Burundian journalist held in DRC now in danger of being extradited Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and its partner in the DRC, Journalist in Danger (JED), condemn the steps taken to extradite Burundian journalist Egide Mwemero back to Burundi and call on the Congolese authorities to prevent his extradition from going ahead.last_img read more

New report shows fee paying schools are well resourced

first_imgNews HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Twitter Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Twitter Google+ Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released New report shows fee paying schools are well resourced WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest A new report out today shows that the country’s fee paying schools have more than 80-million euro extra to spend on their students compared with schools in the free scheme.Analysis carried out by the Department of Education shows that cutting state support to private schools by a quarterwould still leave them with 60-million euro in the bank.The report says if all the fee-paying schools were to ditch fees and enter the free system the extra cost to the taxpayer would be 23.5 million – much less than previous claims of more than 100 million.However the body that represents the 55 private schools around the country says the cost to the state of educating a child in a fee paying school is almost half that of a free school.In a statement this morning, Ferdia Kelly General Secretary of the Joint Managerial Body says if the parents of the 26,000 young people in private schools, transferred their children to free schools, the state will incur the costs of the teachers’ salaries, the capital costs for buildings, and capitation grants for the running of the school.He says a core principle of the Irish education system is the right of parental choice and  fee-paying schools are part of the exercise of that choice.center_img By News Highland – March 5, 2013 Facebook Previous articleBirds Eye:Irish processor supplied the meat found to have horse DNANext articleSIPTU meets to discuss Croke Park Two News Highland Watch: The Nine Til Noon Show LIVE Google+ Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers WhatsApp PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegallast_img read more

Omagh campaigner dies before damages case is heard

first_img Facebook Omagh campaigner dies before damages case is heard Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter Pinterest Newsx Adverts WhatsApp One of the most vociferous campaigners for victims of the Omagh bombing has died.Laurence Rush passed away at Knockmoyle Lodge nursing home outside Omagh early this morning.His wife Elizabeth, was among 29 people killed in the atrocity in August 1998 which was carried out by the Real IRA.Last year, a High Court judge reversed the decision to throw out a damages claim brought by Mr Rush against the police and government. Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North center_img Pinterest Google+ Previous articleFuneral takes place in Lifford of David ColhounNext articleDerry detectives seek information following Spencer Road robbery News Highland Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp By News Highland – March 4, 2012 Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry last_img read more