SG extends deal with Germany’s Lotto Baden-Württemberg

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first_img9th January 2020 | By contenteditor Lottery SG extends deal with Germany’s Lotto Baden-Württemberg Scientific Games has signed a five-year extension to its technology agreement with German regional lottery operator Lotto Baden-Württemberg. Regions: Europe Central and Eastern Europe Germany AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwittercenter_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Scientific Games has signed a five-year extension to its technology agreement with German regional lottery operator Lotto Baden-Württemberg.Under the deal, Scientific Games will launch its new SYMPHONY gaming systems technology with the Stuttgart-based operator, migrating the gaming system that it currently provides over the next year.Lotto Baden-Württemberg becomes the first state-owned lottery operator in Germany to implement SYMPHONY.As part of the agreement, Scientific Games will also provide software support and maintenance from its European technology facility in Vienna, Austria.“We thank Lotto Baden-Württemberg for its continued trust in our systems technology leadership with our new SYMPHONY gaming system,” Scientific Games’ group chief executive lottery, Pat McHugh, said.“We will continue to provide the best products that drive the most profits for our lottery customers, their retailers and players with technology that securely integrates all game entertainment product lines and offers operational efficiencies.”Lotto Baden-Württemberg is the third largest of the 16 German state lotteries, working with more than 3,000 licensed retailers. In 2019 it reported a marginal decline in sales, to €977.9m, which was blamed on lower Eurojackpot prize pots during the year, something that also prompted year-on-year declines across the German state lottery market.Matthias Müller, vice president sales and marketing for Scientific Games International Lottery Systems, added: “SYMPHONY is a self-contained system that can be deployed more efficiently than other systems, which allows a faster implementation of market requirements. It is designed to easily integrate third party solutions through its open interface.” Topics: Lottery Tech & innovation Email Addresslast_img read more

Lasaco Assurance Plc (LASACO.ng) Q32018 Interim Report

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first_imgLasaco Assurance Plc (LASACO.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Lasaco Assurance Plc (LASACO.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Lasaco Assurance Plc (LASACO.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Lasaco Assurance Plc (LASACO.ng)  2018 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileLasaco Assurance Plc is a composite insurance and financial services company in Nigeria licensed to underwrite business in major sectors of the economy. This includes the heavy engineering, construction, banking and finance, manufacturing, agriculture and tourism sectors. Lasaco Assurance Plc’s business portfolio includes leadership and a significant stake in key federal and state government insurance businesses, multinational and private companies. The company also offers life cover to high-tech, capital intensive and special risk sectors such as oil and gas and aerospace. Lasaco Assurance Plc has business interests in property development and management as well as shareholdings in numerous blue chip enterprises. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Lasaco Assurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Every stock market crash offers bargain shares! I’d buy these 2 FTSE 100 stocks today

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first_img 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. 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! The FTSE 100’s recent stock market crash could provide buying opportunities for long-term investors. Although it is likely to take some time for the index to fully recover and there is an ongoing risk of further short-term declines, many large-cap shares appear to offer good value for money.As such, now could be the right time to buy a diverse range of FTSE 100 shares for your portfolio. Here are two prime examples of what appear to be high-quality businesses trading at attractive price levels.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…FTSE 100 retailer TescoThe recent full-year results from Tesco (LSE: TSCO) highlight the progress made by the business in strengthening its competitive position over recent years. For example, it has improved its customer satisfaction rates, with its brand net promoter score increasing by seven points year-on-year. It has also introduced innovative pricing promotions, such as price-matching budget rivals on certain products, while shifting its focus towards the UK through asset disposals in Asia.Of course, recent months have included unprecedented operating conditions for the FTSE 100 company. It has incurred higher costs as a result of taking on additional staff to cope with extra demand. It is aiming to recover this through prudent operations management, a reduction in business rates in the short term, as well as a gradual return to normal operating conditions in the coming months.Following its 7% share price fall since the start of 2020, Tesco seems to offer relatively good value for money. Its strong position in online grocery retail and improving market position could enable it to outperform many of its peers, with investor sentiment having the potential to improve over the long term.UnileverThe impact of coronavirus on Unilever’s (LSE: ULVR) recent financial performance has been significant. For example, in its first quarter the FTSE 100 global consumer goods business reported zero sales growth. This was largely due to a revenue fall in emerging economies of 1.8%. Previously, they had been the main driver of the company’s strong sales growth over recent years.Looking ahead, demand for many of Unilever’s products could change due to the impact of the coronavirus. Already, the FTSE 100 company has reported that sales of its in-home food products and hygiene brands have risen. However, demand for its food service and ice cream products has fallen sharply. These trends could mean that it is more challenging to accurately predict the short-term financial prospects for the business.However, over the long run, Unilever could deliver strong capital growth. Its shares are trading 10% down over the past year, yet the company continues to enjoy a strong market position across many emerging economies and consumer goods sub-sectors. As such, now could be the right time to buy and hold the FTSE 100 stock over the long run, with it likely to produce improving financial performance as the global economy gradually reopens. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images. Peter Stephens | Tuesday, 12th May, 2020 | More on: TSCO ULVR center_img Every stock market crash offers bargain shares! I’d buy these 2 FTSE 100 stocks today Simply 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. Peter Stephens owns shares of Tesco and Unilever. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Unilever. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Tesco. 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. See all posts by Peter Stephenslast_img read more

2 ‘secret’ stocks I’d happily buy for my ISA as global recession looms

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first_img 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. 2 ‘secret’ stocks I’d happily buy for my ISA as global recession looms 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Adventurous investors like you won’t want to miss out on what could be a truly astonishing opportunity…You see, over the past three years, this AIM-listed company has been quietly powering ahead… rewarding its shareholders with generous share price growth thanks to a carefully orchestrated ‘buy and build’ strategy.And with a first-class management team at the helm, a proven, well-executed business model, plus market-leading positions in high-margin, niche products… our analysts believe there’s still plenty more potential growth in the pipeline.Here’s your chance to discover exactly what has got our Motley Fool UK investment team all hot-under-the-collar about this tiny £350+ million enterprise… inside a specially prepared free investment report.But here’s the really exciting part… right now, we believe many UK investors have quite simply never heard of this company before! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Looking for lifeboats during what promises to be a tough time for the global economy? Well, Stock Spirits Group (LSE: STCK) is a brilliant buy for ISA investors to consider today, certainly in my opinion.Alcohol sales don’t just hold up in times of social, macroeconomic, and geopolitical turmoil. They positively thrive, as data shows. It’s a theme this small-cap underlined in half-year financials released this month. In them, it said volumes leapt 8.4% in the six months to March. And, consequently, revenues boomed 15.1% year-on-year to €189.6m.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…But don’t just buy Stock Spirits for its near-term resilience. This is a strong long-term ISA purchase too, owing to its core operations in Poland and Czechia. These are top European emerging economies that provide plenty of sales potential as wealth levels grow.Cloud 9IT services provider CloudCall Group (LSE: CALL) is another top ISA buy well-placed to thrive in a post-coronavirus landscape. In its own words, it provides cloud-based products that “allow customers’ staff to work remotely with full access to systems that they would use in their normal place of work.”Businesses all over the globe are likely to invest heavily to allow their workers to plug in from home. It’s not just that lockdown has illustrated the benefits and efficacy of home working to many companies. It’s that they won’t want to be caught out by a second covornavirus wave or, indeed, a brand new pandemic.A survey from Studio Graphene shows that just under half of UK businesses (49%) were ready to effectively transition to a landscape of home working when the lockdown started. The software developer says 48% of companies have had to invest in new technologies as a result. It’s a phenomenon that CloudCall has benefitted from, with the AIM entity commenting it has enjoyed “a flurry of orders from existing customers preparing for their staff to work from home.”Another great ISA buyCloudCall has, as you’d expect, seen a number of new customers postpone putting down an order more recently. But, as I say, its operations should benefit now that the consequences of Covid-19 are becoming clearer and companies spend to boost their tech capabilities.It’s also in good shape to ride out the developing economic downturn better than many. Because of its ‘software as a service’ (or SaaS) model, it has brilliant earnings visibility as its customers are contracted. It also benefits from a more flexible cost base. Combined with its strong balance sheet — it currently has £13.1m of cash on the books — CloudCall looks in great shape to ride out the current storm.I’m confident the tech play has all the tools to thrive in the long term. The company has seen revenues from the US explode in recent times. And it’s hoping to repeat the trick in Australia after launching there a couple of months ago. I’d happily buy CloudCall for my ISA today. Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img Royston Wild | Friday, 29th May, 2020 | More on: CALL STCK Royston Wild 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. The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar Click here to claim your copy of this special investment report — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top Small-Cap Stock… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images See all posts by Royston Wildlast_img read more

HOTSHOTS – David Sisi (London Irish)

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first_imgSisi is also in his first season with the England U18 squad, and Academy coach John Fletcher says: “He did well in his senior debut, and is definitely one to watch in future.”RUGBY WORLD VERDICT: LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS TAGS: London Irish Up and comer David SisiSt Paul’s Catholic College pupil David Sisi first picked up a rugby ball as a Year Seven student, and played his first few years in the front row.He has since played in the second row, and is now settling down in the back row, where he hopes to stay. One of his rugby heroes is Lawrence Dallaglio, and Sisi’s explosive running and ball-carrying is reminiscent of the former England captain. “He was such a powerful runner,” says Sisi, 6ft 2in and 18st 9lb. “And the fact that he played sevens shows what an incredible work-rate he had.”Currently on London Irish’s AASE scheme, which targets school leavers who have the potential to play elite rugby, Sisi became the club’s youngest-ever debutant when he came off the bench aged 17 in the LV= Cup game against Sale Sharks in November. Although Irish lost 39-14, Sisi was pleased with his performance.“The pace and physicality of the game was definitely a step up from the A League,” he says, “but I got good feedback from the coaches after the game and was pleased with my stats.”Giselle Mather, AASE manager at London Irish, says of Sisi: “He’s worked incredibly hard and is very dedicated and motivated. He’s changed his whole lifestyle and is very promising at six or eight.” With natural talent and a fantastic work ethic, Sisi deserves to go far.Bea Aspreylast_img read more

Reds vs Bulls Highlights – Super Rugby Round 6

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first_imgMonday Mar 25, 2013 Reds vs Bulls Highlights – Super Rugby Round 6 Highlights of the Reds vs the Bulls from Brisbane in Round 6 of Super RugbyTime: 06:23Credit: nzlrugbyvidsADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Super Rugby 2013 Related Articles 410 WEEKS AGO The Chiefs celebrate Super Rugby victory… 410 WEEKS AGO The Chiefs go back-to-back with Super Rugby… 411 WEEKS AGO Brumbies snatch victory from Bulls to reach… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Concrete Shell House / IKAWAYA Architects

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first_imgSave this picture!© Akinobu Kawabe+ 36Curated by Hana Abdel Share Photographs:  Akinobu KawabeArchitect In Charge:IKAWAYA ArchitectsDesign Team:Atsushi Ikawa, Ryosuke NambaraStructural Engineer:yAt Structural Design OfficeMechanical Engineers:Zo Consulting EngineersConstruction:EIKO CONSTRUCTIONGarden Design And Construction:SOLSOCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Akinobu KawabeRecommended ProductsRenders / 3D AnimationAUGmentectureAugmented Reality Platform – AUGmentecture™Renders / 3D AnimationVectorworksVectorworks ArchitectMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsText description provided by the architects. Apunctuated “hole” becomes a garden.House and atelier with gardens that brings light and air inside.Save this picture!© Akinobu KawabeSave this picture!Second Floor PlanSave this picture!© Akinobu KawabeSave this picture!© Akinobu KawabeThe project site is a narrow strip with 9m width facing the street and 26m deep. There we first established a “shell” of maximum volume within the height limitations and setback guidelines. Then we punctuated “holes” to desirable places of the “shell” volume where it was agreed suitable to incorporate natural light and wind.Save this picture!© Akinobu KawabeAt the deep southernmost part of the site, there is a 7m tall oak tree as the house’s symbol tree. We have planted the tree in prior to the foundation work since it would be impossible to reach the deepest area of the site after the structure of the house is erected. We could say that the oak tree was watching over the house since the start the construction.Save this picture!© Akinobu KawabeSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Akinobu KawabeInside the “hole”, we created garden with plants that relates to its adjacent room; a “sunken garden” at the basement, an “acorn garden” on the ground floor and “dining garden” on the second floor. By “breaking” the top of the shell, we placed a “sky garden” at the rooftop. All the dispersed gardens are linked with an exterior stairway.Save this picture!© Akinobu KawabeThe “shell” incorporates the exterior insulation method. Thus, the heat capacity of the concrete wall enables a moderate change in interior temperature. Also, by exposing both exterior and interior concrete walls, it forms a sense of continuity throughout the house. The box culvert structure system was applied to maintain such sense of continuity and eliminates partition walls perpendicular to the tunnel space. In the end, a “strong” but also “embracing” concrete structure was achievedSave this picture!© Akinobu KawabeProject gallerySee allShow lessSky Cave House & Clinic / IKAWAYA ArchitectsSelected ProjectsBangkok Prep II Block D / Plan ArchitectSelected Projects Share Concrete Shell House / IKAWAYA ArchitectsSave this projectSaveConcrete Shell House / IKAWAYA Architects “COPY” Architects: IKAWAYA Architects Area Area of this architecture project 2020 Japan ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeIKAWAYA ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsMixed Use ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureHousesTokyoOn FacebookJapanPublished on January 14, 2021Cite: “Concrete Shell House / IKAWAYA Architects” 13 Jan 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – LogisVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteCupa PizarrasVentilated Facade – CUPACLAD UprightGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60ConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Copper FinishesStonesFranken-SchotterWall Covering & CladdingWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusSwingsStudio StirlingHanging Chair – BasketWallcovering / CladdingArrigoni WoodsWood Cladding – AcousticMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?东京混凝土‘外壳’住宅 / IKAWAYA 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 Year:  CopyMixed Use Architecture, Houses•Japan Photographs Mixed Use Architecture ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/954818/concrete-shell-house-ikawaya-architects Clipboard Area:  332 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/954818/concrete-shell-house-ikawaya-architects Clipboard Concrete Shell House / IKAWAYA Architects Projectslast_img read more

Fundraising on the Internet: The ePhilanthropyFoundation.Org Guide to Success Online (Jossey-Bass Nonprofit & Public Management

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first_imgFundraising on the Internet: The ePhilanthropyFoundation.Org Guide to Success Online (Jossey-Bass Nonprofit & Public Management AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 26 October 2007 | News  12 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1last_img read more

“Mr. Berlusconi, yes or no, should you be cosying up to the Turkmen regime?”

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first_img News TurkmenistanEurope – Central Asia News Receive email alerts #CollateralFreedom: RSF now unblocking 21 sites in 12 countries Four-year jail term for independent website’s correspondent in Turkmenistan News You may also read Global Witness’s recent report : “All that gas? The EU and Turkmenistan” Help by sharing this information Coronavirus off limits in Turkmenistan News March 31, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Turkmenistancenter_img Organisation to go further RSF_en Reporters Without Borders is shocked by the secrecy surrounding Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov’s visit to Italy. The leader of one of the world’s most repressive countries, President Berdymukhamedov arrived yesterday in Rome with a delegation of businessmen and is to meet Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi today.When contacted by Reporters Without Borders last week, the Italian foreign ministry denied that the Turkmen president was going to visit Italy. News agencies have not been told of the visit. On Monday evening, the prime minister’s offices finally acknowledged that he was coming, but in response to a personal invitation from Berlusconi, not on a state visit. December 18, 2020 Find out more Read the press release in Italian : “Mr Berlusconi, è o non è frequentabile il regime turkmeno?” March 13, 2020 Find out more November 25, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 “Mr. Berlusconi, yes or no, should you be cosying up to the Turkmen regime?” “There is no such thing as a private invitation from one government leader to another,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Either the Turkmen regime (which was ranked 173rd out of 175 countries in the 2009 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index) is the kind of government one can be associated with, in which case its president’s visit is a normal event that the public should know about. Or it is not the kind of government one can be associated with, in which case there should at the very least have been a serious debate about the desirability of receiving President Berdymukhamedov.” Reporters Without Borders added: “Prime Minister Berlusconi must publicly explain his behaviour and must provide details of what they discuss.”The European Union recently embarked on a rapprochement with Turkmenistan, which it sees as one of the main potential suppliers for its proposed Nabucco gas pipeline. Russia is trying to renegotiate terms for the purchase of Turkmenistan’s oil and natural gas, but the prospects of Turkmenistan working with the EU were reinforced at this year’s international “Turkmenistan Oil and Gas” forum held from 16 to 19 November in Ashgabat. The Italian company ENI is one of the international companies competing for gas contracts.Dependent on its income from the export of gas, Turkmenistan is actively trying to diversify its outlets and improve its international image. After trying to lure investors in June by unveiling plans for a “Turkmen Las Vegas” to be built at great cost on the Caspian Sea, he recently announced an “electronic revolution” that is supposed to make the government more efficient. But one should not pin any hopes on this change in tone.”The dismissal of two important government censorship officials at the start of 2009 raised hopes of liberalisation, but nothing has really changed behind the façade and Turkmenistan continues to be one of the world’s most repressive countries for journalists,” Reporters Without Borders said. There is absolutely no criticism of the regime in the media. Internet cafés are allowed but access to opposition websites is blocked, email is monitored and visiting alternative websites can be very dangerous. How can the regime’s declared reform intentions and its calls to local journalists to follow the international media’s example be taken seriously while at the same time it arbitrarily refuses to let journalists and students go abroad?Andrei Zatoka, a scientist and environmental activist with Turkmen and Russian dual nationality, was arrested on clearly trumped-up charges on 20 October and was sentenced to five years in prison nine days later. Thanks to pressure from Moscow, which for once was in accord with the rest of the international community, Zatoka was finally released and deported to Russia.Anyone helping foreign journalists risks serious problems. There is so much intimidation that local journalists usually lose no time in declining any invitation to work for foreign news media. The example of Sapardurdy Khadjiyev and Annakurban Amanklychev helps to keep things this way. They were sentenced to six and seven years in prison respectively in August 2006 on a trumped-up charge of “possession of illegal munitions” after helping the French production company Galaxie-Presse prepare a report on Turkmenistan for the French TV station France 2.According to recent reports, their health has deteriorated and they have ailments affecting the stomach, kidneys, legs and joints. Their access to treatment is very limited and no international organisation, not even the International Committee of the Red Cross, has been allowed to visit them. Their relatives, like the relatives of Ogulsapar Muradova (the Turkmenistan correspondent of Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty, who died in detention in 2006 after being severely beaten by guards) and all those who have been in contact with them, are forbidden to leave the country, their phones are tapped and their access to work and higher education is obstructed.“The Italian government and the other members of the European Union must clearly accept that any commercial and diplomatic opening towards Turkmenistan cannot overlook the situation of human rights and press freedom,” Reporters Without Borders concluded. TurkmenistanEurope – Central Asia Related documents CP_Turkmenistan_25-11_Ita.pdfPDF – 102.84 KB last_img read more

Video: “God’s Self Portrait”

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first_img Make a comment HerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop Important Things You Never Knew About MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHow To Lose Weight & Burn Fat While You SleepHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBaby Boom: The Stars Are Getting Busy In QuarantineHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Sermons and Lessons Video: “God’s Self Portrait” Delivered by the REV. ED BACON, All Saints Church, Pasadena Published on Monday, April 2, 2012 | 1:38 pm More Cool Stuff Top of the News This sermon was delivered by the Rev. Pastor J. Ed Bacon, Jr., at All Saints Church on Sunday, April 1, 2012. Ed Bacon has been the rector of All Saints Church since 1995. During his tenure All Saints has continued its reputation for energetic worship, a radically inclusive spirit, and a progressive peace and justice agenda.Under Ed’s leadership All Saints has created New Vision Partners, a non-profit resource center to create innovative, collaborative partnerships for 21st century social action and urban ministry with interfaith colleagues, and Transformational Journeys, physical journeys of faith which transform participants through challenging encounters with other local and global communities.All Saints Church, 132 North Euclid Avenue, Pasadena, (626) 796-1172 or visit www.allsaints-pas.org. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. 13 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business Newscenter_img Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more