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Advertising body rebukes Asda

first_imgWednesday 2 February 2011 7:49 pm whatsapp Share KCS-content Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof whatsapp Advertising body rebukes Asda Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled Asda must make changes to the way it presents its price guarantee, a key plank of the grocery chain’s marketing, following complaints from rivals. The watchdog said adverts run by Asda following the introduction of its price guarantee in April must not appear again in their current form. “We told Asda to ensure their ads did not suggest their price guarantee applied to all items, including non-grocery items and items that were specifically excluded, or that their savings claims referred to shopping generally rather than specific items,” the ASA said. Asda’s original guarantee offered to refund shoppers the difference if they could find their groceries cheaper elsewhere. last_img read more

Georgia House committee approves sports betting bill

first_img Topics: Legal & compliance Sports betting Regulation Sports betting regulation Restrictions to be put in place include that bettors will be given the opportunity to restrict themselves from placing certain wagers, and resources for those suffering gambling-related harm will be provided. The Georgia House Committee on Economic Development & Tourism has passed the state’s Lottery Mobile Sports Wagering Integrity Act (House Bill 86), which would permit both retail and online sports betting. The bill allows for the Georgia Lottery Corporation and its board of directors to provide oversight for sports wagering in the state, while also allowing for the regulation of wagers and the provision of certain requirements for bettors. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Georgia House committee approves sports betting bill It proposes an amendment to Chapter 27 of Title 50 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to lottery for education, in order to include sports wagering within it. Sports betting regulation The legislation will also provide for the collection and disposition of taxes, and of violations and penalties, and aims to repeal any conflicting laws to allow sports wagering to become legal. The bill was introduced in January 2021, sponsored by six Representatives. It calls for a $50,000 application fee and a $900,000 annual charge for licensees, and proposes a tax rate of 16% on adjusted gross sports wagering income. Regions: US Georgia 3rd February 2021 | By Conor Mulheir Read the full story on iGB North America. Tags: Georgia Lottery Corporation AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter HB86 was approved by the committee by a 20-6 majority and will now be discussed on the floor of the House in its third reading. Email Addresslast_img read more

LaLiga signs four-year contract to sponsor Davis Cup

first_img Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Matteo Pessina goal helps Italy beat Wales, finish top of Group A with flawless record; Follow Live Updates Euro 2020 MKD vs NED LIVE, North Macedonia vs Netherlands: North Macedonia to inflict a surprise defeat on Netherlands By Kunal Dhyani – February 1, 2019 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Sport News Copa America 2021 COL vs PER LIVE: When and where to watch Colombia vs Peru LIVE streaming in your country, India, Follow live update WTC Final LIVE: Devon Conway continues red-hot form, slams fifty to provide New Zealand dream start Cricket Cricket Cricket Euro 2020, Ukraine vs Austria: Ukraine to ensure round of 16 berth against Austria, Follow Live Updates FootballLatest Sports NewsSportSports BusinessTennis Football WTC Final Day 3 Stumps: India remove Conway and Latham but Kiwis on top; NZ 101/2 (49 ovs) trail by 116 runs Euro 2020- Switzerland beat Turkey 3-1: Shaqiri’s brace keep Switzerland hopes alive; Turkey face exit from Euros Football Previous articleMithali becomes first female to play 200 ODIsNext articlePremier League: Gary Verity new candidate to replace CEO Scudamore Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. TAGSDavis CupDavis Cup FinalsDavis Cup SponsorshipsInternational Tennis FederationITFLaLigaLaLiga Sponsorship SHARE Football The International Tennis Federation and Kosmos Tennis today (Friday) announced an agreement with LaLiga. The contract accords to the IFFHS the best football league in the world, the status of an official sponsor of the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Finals for the next four years.The contract ushers a new era for sports sponsorship as it will also help in cross-promotion of LaLiga and Davis Cup during the football and tennis competitions. WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: South Africa lose early wickets; SA 50/3 (16.4 ov)- Follow Live Updates LaLiga signs four-year contract to sponsor Davis Cup Bett1Open 2021 Final: Liudmila Samsonova beats Belinda Bencic to clinch title YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Copa America 2021 VEN vs ECU LIVE: When and where to watch Venezuela vs Ecuador LIVE streaming in your country, India, Follow live update Copa America 2021 by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Like247 SportsThe Highest-Paid College Football Coaches In 2020, Ranked247 SportsUndoPhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickUndoGeorgetown UniversityLearn from Anywhere This Summer with Georgetown’s Online Summer CoursesGeorgetown UniversityUndoLaLiga will promote the Davis Cup Finals through their international broadcasts in Europe, Asia, Africa, United States and Latin America. The campaign will air during LaLiga Santander matches scheduled throughout the month of October. Thanks to this agreement, LaLiga and its clubs will increase their global visibility and reach a new audience through tennis fans across the world.LaLiga is a global reference as a sports and entertainment brand with a reach of 2.7 billion viewers across nearly 200 countries worldwide. Through this deal, the Davis Cup, the largest annual international men’s team tournament, will increase its global audience reaching millions of tennis fans and new audiences of sports enthusiasts.Also Read: Federer, Djokovic among top tennis stars to dump revamped Davis CupLouis Vuitton assigned to design Davis Cup Trophy case, present trophyDavid Haggerty, ITF president commented, “The cross-sport partnership with LaLiga is innovative for the Davis Cup. This will widen our reach to not only tennis fans but other sports enthusiasts. One of our strategic initiatives is to grow tennis and this allows us to reach as many more fans in new and diverse ways.”Javier Alonso, CEO Kosmos Tennis said, “We are excited by the partnership with LaLiga and the immense potential of innovative marketing and sponsorship models that LaLiga has already implemented. By combining the reach of LaLiga with that of the Davis Cup, we will connect the global tennis and football communities and engage with millions of sports fans worldwide.”Oscar Mayo, International Business Development Director at LaLiga, said: “LaLiga is pleased to partner with Kosmos Tennis as it represents a great opportunity to link our brand and those of our clubs with a worldwide sport and entertainment icon. The fact that Spain, our home market, will host the first two editions of the Davis Cup Finals and, that other strategic markets for us are being considered to host future editions, have been key in our decision to go ahead with this sponsorship agreement.”Also Read: India bank on Prajnesh, CSC grass courts to upset Italy in Davis CupThe announcement coincides with the start of the Davis Cup qualifiers, starting today (Friday). India is scheduled to host Italy at Kolkata.Additionally, in this first edition, LaLiga will also be official sponsor in the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Qualifiers in which  24 countries will compete on Friday (February 1) and Saturday (February 2)around the world with the goal of winning a place in the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Madrid Finals. The 12 winners will join the 6 nations already qualified to compete in Madrid in November: Croatia, France, United States, Spain, Argentina and Great Britain.The best 18 nations in the world will form the final line-up to compete from November 18th to 24th at the “Caja Mágica” stadium in Madrid, Spain.The Davis Cup Finals competition begins with a group stage comprising 18 teams competing in six groups of three nations, playing three – 2 singles, 1 doubles – 3-set tiebreak matches. The six group winners plus the two second-placed teams with the best records – based on sets and games won – will qualify for the quarter-finals. The Davis Cup World Champions will be crowned after the completion of this knockout phase.The Finals draw ceremony on February 14 in Madrid will be streamed live at www.daviscupfinals.comFounded in 1984, LaLiga (Liga Nacional de Fútbol Profesional) is a sports association comprising the 42 teams that make up the first and second divisions of professional football in Spain. LaLiga, based in Madrid, is responsible for the LaLiga Santander and LaLiga 123 leagues and the television production, which in the 2017/2018 season reached more than 2.7 billion people globally. The association also has an active foundation and is the world’s first professional football league with a league for intellectually challenged footballers: LaLiga Genuine.Davis Cup by BNP Paribas is the World Cup of Tennis. It is the largest annual international team competition in sport, with 133 nations entered in 2019. The competition is 119 years old, having been founded in 1900. From this year, the competition will see 18 countries and the world’s best players compete in a week long season finale to be crowned Davis Cup champions. The first edition of the new format event will be held in Madrid from 18-24 November hosted at the iconic La Caja Magica. The 12 winning teams from February Qualifiers are joining the 2018 semifinalists plus two wild card teams in the 18-countries Davis Cup season finale.Also Read: ATP Cup Team Championship challenges Davis Cup’s sustainability Football Football last_img read more

Cadbury Nigeria Plc ( HY2014 Interim Report

first_imgCadbury Nigeria Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the half year.For more information about Cadbury Nigeria Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Cadbury Nigeria Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Cadbury Nigeria Plc (  2014 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileCadbury Nigeria Plc manufactures and markets a range of chocolate malt drink mixes, sweets, powder beverages and chewing gums in Nigeria. The company was established in the 1950s to source cocoa beans from Nigeria for the Cadbury Group; it then branched into re-packing imported bulk products and grew rapidly into a fully-fledged manufacturing operation producing a range of popular Cadbury brands. Cadbury Bournvita is the company’s flagship product which is a brand of malted and chocolate malt drink mixes that has energy and nutritional properties. The company introduced other Cadbury brands into its range in the 1970s; TomTom, a large black and white sweet for soothing relief; Cadbury Buttermilk, a delicious sweet with a butter and mint flavour; Tang, a popular powdered beverage; and Clorets and Trident, brands of chewing gum. Cadbury Nigeria Plc has a 99.66% stake in Cadbury Nigeria Plc Cocoa Processing Plant which sources cocoa powder for the manufacturing of Cadbury Bournvita. Mondelez International has a majority equity-interest of 74.97% in Cadbury Nigeria Plc through its holding in Cadbury Schweppes Overseas Limited. The remaining 25.03% equity-ownership is held by a diverse group of Nigerian individuals and institutional shareholders. Cadbury Nigeria Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Cadbury Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Five Kiwis, including a former New Zealand Sevens player, have been banned for doping

first_imgTuesday Dec 11, 2018 Five Kiwis, including a former New Zealand Sevens player, have been banned for doping A former New Zealand Sevens player was among five that have been banned from all forms of rugby for two years or more following doping violation allegations brought forward by Drug Free Sport New Zealand (DFSNZ). The offences took place four years ago.ADVERTISEMENTNathaniel Walker last played for New Zealand 7s in 2005 and has since retired from the game, but is now banned for two years alongside four others following an investigation into the operation of the website Clenbuterol NZ in 2014 and 2015.Walker has represened Bay of Plenty while the other players are Sam Barton (North Harbour), Henry Boyhan (Auckland), Paratene Edwards (Hawke’s Bay) and Shaun Laurence (Tasman).After the allegations, Walker admitted to purchasing clenbuterol in 2014.On receiving a two-year suspension backdated from October 9 2017, he suggested that pursuing a retired player in relation to something that happened four years ago was a waste of money.Barton, Boyhan and Edwards received four-year suspensions, and Laurence a two-and-a-half year suspension.Sam Barton – North HarbourADVERTISEMENTThe judicial committee was presented with allegations that Barton purchased and used (or attempted to use) Clenbuterol, which is a prohibited substance under the NZ Sports Anti-Doping Rules, in 2014 and 2015. Barton initially disputed the allegations, but subsequently through a joint memorandum filed by his lawyer and representatives of DFSNZ, he acknowledged the alleged violations and accepted a ban of four years.The Judicial Committee agreed to backdate the start of the suspension to 9 June 2018 (four months prior to the provisional suspension of Barton) to take account of delays in the proceedings being brought.Henry Boyhan – AucklandDFSNZ submitted that Boyhan breached NZR’s anti-doping regulations by trafficking, possessing and using (or attempting to use) the prohibited substances Clenbuterol and Dianabol.Boyhan admitted the allegations but chose not to appear at the hearing. In a written statement he claimed the purchase was for friends to use and not intended for his personal intake.ADVERTISEMENTThe Committee found Bovhan had trafficked (purchased for others) and possessed the banned substances, but the committee was unable to confirm he used these.A four-year ban, the minimum sanction for trafficking, was imposed and backdated to 21 September 2017 (12 months before the provisional suspension) to take account of Boyhan’s timely admissions, and the delays in the start of proceedings.Paratene Edwards – Hawke’s BayThe hearing was told Edwards purchased, and used (or attempted to use) prohibited substances, Sustanon, Dianabol and Clenbuterol, on two occasions in 2014 and 2015. Edwards was notified of the anti-doping violations in May this year but he chose not to appear at the hearing.The Committee found that Edwards had committed the violations and imposed a four-year ban, backdated to 21 September 2017, taking into account his timely admissions and the delay in proceedings.Shane Barry Laurence – TasmanLaurence was charged with purchasing and using (or attempting to use) prohibited substances Clenbuterol, Testosterone Enanthate and Tamoxifen in 2014.Laurence did not dispute the allegations but initially denied that he was playing rugby at the time and was therefore not subject to NZR’s regulations.Photographs provided to the hearing confirmed that Laurence played at least one match in the relevant period and the Committee imposed a suspension of two years and six-months, including six months for aggravating circumstances.The start of the ban was backdated to 26 April 2018, being six months before the provisional suspension was imposed and to take account of the delays in the start of proceedings.Nathaniel Walker – Bay of PlentyThe Judicial Committee heard that Mr Walker had purchased and used (or attempted to use) Clenbuterol in 2014.Walker participated in the hearing, admitted the allegations, but suggested that pursuing a retired player in relation to something that happened four years ago was a waste of money.The Committee suspended Walker for two years, and backdated the sentence by 12 months to 9 October 2017 to take account of his timely admission and delays in proceedings. 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The Mashrabiya House / Senan Abdelqader

first_img Projects “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard The Mashrabiya House / Senan Abdelqader “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Houses Israel CopyHouses•Israelcenter_img CopyAbout this officeSenan AbdelqaderOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesIsraelPublished on October 14, 2011Cite: “The Mashrabiya House / Senan Abdelqader” 14 Oct 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – RainfinityVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in Ned Ludd Public HousePartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsBedroom furnitureFlexformMirror – EgonWaterproofing/SealantsEffisusPre-Fab System – Ecofacade Pre-fab TrueSealConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXRoller Shades – Arion Large SizedWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealSunscreen – Terracotta BaguettesWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT BauBucheLightingLumenpulseLED Projector Lumenbeam GrandeMore products »Read commentsSave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 Photographs:  Amit GironText description provided by the architects. The “Mashrabiya House” is located in the Arab Palestinian village Beit Safafa between Jerusalem and Bethlehem. The house was designed as a contemporary re-interpretation of traditional elements of Arab venacular architecture, providing at the same time new and imaginative solutions for the transforming social and cultural landscape of the village on the brink of urbanization. Save this picture!Site PlanRecommended ProductsAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreAcousticBruagAcoustics System – Balcony Cladding PanelsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornTerraced Landscape The principle of terraces and retaining walls, one of the most typical feature of the traditional Arab landscape, was adopted for steeply sloping building plot, forming an earthbound, partially inhabited ‘landscape ground’. The basement itself is carved into the hillside forming a massive stone-clad platform like a deck with sunken courtyards as light wells. This deck accommodates a workshop, studio and gallery and therefore separates working and public functions of the house from the living areas above. At the rear side of the plot this platform folds up to become an enormous, inhabited stone clad retaining wall, which accommodates several apartments. Save this picture!ElevationThe Mashrabiya The landscaped ground forms a stage on which the building itself stands. The heaviness of the ground is contrasted by the lightness of the vertical structure. The floating effect is achieved through the creative interpretation of an Arab “Mashrabiya”, a latticed window screen that traditionally formed a threshold between private and public spaces. Here, the wooden screen is re-imagined in the form of a large-scale stone envelop that surrounds the building, combining the “Mashrabiya” motif with stone. Its typical semi-transparent effect is achieved by positioning the stones slightly apart, with irregular spacings, creating an effect of lightness and porousness. The resulting stone envelop is structurally separated by a narrow gap from the actual apartment building behind. The playful arrangement of small and large openings provide views from the interiors out into the landscape while carefully retaining their privacy. Save this picture!© Amit GironHosh and Bustan The concept of open spaces within and around the house is equally informed by a sensitivity to traditional Arab elements while insisting on contemporary formal and material solutions. The raised courtyard between the rear retaining wall and the “The Mashrabiya” is reminiscent of a traditional hosh while the “Mashrabiya” at the top of the building becomes a ‘garden wall’ for a roof top garden following the ‘Bustan’ motif: a closed garden as a sheltered place of tranquility and privacy. Save this picture!ground floor planAn Arabic interpretation of sustainability Beyond the formal references to Arab vernacular traditions the building developed and tested concepts that could help to inform an agenda of sustainability while maintaining historical cultural continuity: In this way the “Mashrabiya” is not only a traditional threshold between public and private space but also provides an element of climatic control. The stone mass of the outer envelope acts as a climatic buffer: It helps to absorb heat during the day and release heat during the cool Jerusalem nights. Thus it protects the building against solar radiation as well as winter rain and winds. The gaps between the stones ensure a constant flow of fresh air. A further element of passive cooling is the 1m gap between outer and inner envelop. Not only does it ensure constant circulation of fresh air around the building the fact that it remains open towards the top of the building generates a suction effect like that of a chimney: Hot air travels upwards and fresh air is sucked into the gap from below. Save this picture!Ventilation DiagramBeit Safafa, like most villages in the Jerusalem area, is facing social and cultural challenges, typical for the transformation from a tightly knit village community towards a suburban centre. In this context the building provides an original solution by combining traditional building form with modern urban apartment living. The building is sensitive to the traditional fabric of the village yet open to new residents, as it combines living and working. It is also the home of the new Gallery for Palestinian Cultural Representation.Save this picture!© Amit GironProject gallerySee allShow lessCitizens Redesign Their City in Dreamhamar / Ecosistema UrbanoArticles“Transforming Landscapes” ExhibitionArticles Share ArchDaily The Mashrabiya House / Senan AbdelqaderSave this projectSaveThe Mashrabiya House / Senan Abdelqader Architects: Senan Abdelqader Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Amit Giron+ 23 Share Area:  1700 m² Photographslast_img read more

Sailors’ Society Three Peaks Challenge raises £600,000

first_imgSailors’ Society Three Peaks Challenge raises £600,000 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 Researching massive growth in giving.  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Worldwide seafarers’ charity the Sailors’ Society has raised £608,000 from their recent Three Peaks Challenge event.Over 40 teams took part in the Southampton-based charity’s bi-annual event and experienced dreadful weather conditions climbing climbing Ben Nevis in Scotland, Helvellyn in the Lake District and Snowdon in Wales within 24 hours.The overall winner awarded on a combination of funds raised and time taken was ‘Team Force Majeur’, from Bunge SA, closely followed by Morgan Stanley representatives ‘Northern Rocks’.Cargill Ocean Transportation Singapore and Cargill Ocean Transportation USA both raised a £61,000 Howard Lake | 24 July 2008 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Eventslast_img read more

Court throws out sports ministry’s libel suit

first_imgNews IraqMiddle East – North Africa December 28, 2020 Find out more —— Help by sharing this information RSF_en Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” Organisation News November 4, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Court throws out sports ministry’s libel suit News News Receive email alerts to go further Reporters Without Borders voices its full support for Ziyad Al-Ajily, a reporter and head of the Journalistic Freedom Observatory (JFO), who is due to appear in court on a libel charge tomorrow in connection with an article he wrote for the newspaper Al-Aalem in July about problems with a major sports complex being built in the southern city of Basra.An NGO that defends media freedom, the JFO is the Reporters Without Borders partner organisation in Iraq.In an action brought under article 111 of the criminal code on 26 September, the ministry of youth and sports is suing for Ajily and the newspaper’s publisher for 1 billion Iraqi dinars (615,530 euros) in damages. They are being tried before a special court for publication and communication offences.Headlined “Call for responsibility,” the article quoted a report by engineers as saying “the buildings envisaged and the material utilised do not correspond” to what was initially envisaged and that the “execution of the project without a detailed second survey could lead to a catastrophe.” Initiated by the ministry of youth and sports, the project’s original budget was 500 million dollars.Reporters Without Borders calls on the ministry of youth and sports to withdraw its lawsuit. The amount of damages requested is so exorbitant it cannot be taken seriously. The judicial authorities should be examining the problems exposed in the article rather that hearing an absurd complaint by a ministry that clearly cannot tolerate media investigation of its activities.Read the JFO article in Arabic: IraqMiddle East – North Africa Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan Reporters Without Borders hails a decision by a special Baghdad court for publication and communication offences to reject the libel action that the ministry of youth and sports brought against the independent daily Al-Aalem and its editor Ziyad Al Ajili.The ministry had sued Ajili, who also heads the Journalistic Freedom Observatory, a Reporters Without Borders partner organisation, for 1 billion Iraqi dinars (615,530 euros) in damages under article 111 of the criminal code over a July report about problems with an Olympic city built in the southern city of Basra.In a ruling issued on 31 October, the court said the article did not defame the ministry and satisfied the right to information about a subject of general interest. The article quoted a report by engineers claiming that there were serious problems with the construction that posed a potential threat to human lives and blaming corruption involving the ministry. RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” 20.10.2010 – Libel suit against head of partner organisation who wrote about sports complex irregularities Follow the news on Iraq February 15, 2021 Find out more December 16, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Ergenekon conspirators could have been behind journalist Hrant Dink’s murder

first_imgNews TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Help by sharing this information April 28, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Turkey RSF_en Receive email alerts Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit TurkeyEurope – Central Asia April 1, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Ergenekon conspirators could have been behind journalist Hrant Dink’s murder Reporters Without Borders supports a request which the family and lawyers of slain Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink have addressed to an Istanbul court asking it to seriously consider the possibility that the clandestine ultranationalist group Ergenekon was involved in Dink’s January 2007 murder. The court is trying a group of men accused of the murder and is due to hold its next hearing on 20 April. “The court must examine the links that may have existed between certain Ergenekon members and Dink’s murderers,” Reporters Without Borders said. “If the court takes account of this evidence, the trial could enter a new phase that could lead to an impartial verdict in the weeks ahead.”The Dink family was told about the possible links by a friend of Dink’s, Ali Bayramoglu, a reporter with Yeni Safak, a daily newspaper that supports Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP). Bayramoglu first began suspecting Ergenekon’s involvement a few days after Dink’s murder.Ögün Samast, the youth who allegedly fired the shots that killed Dink, Yasin Hayal, the accused mastermind, and Erbil Susaman, another of the defendants, were all allegedly in physical and telephone contract with the Ergenekon network. They are believed to have been in contact with Mustafa Öztürk, who at the time was the head of the far-right group Foyer Alperen, and with Veli Küçük, one of those who have been charged and detained for alleged participation in the Ergenekon conspiracy.The Dink family’s lawyers have given this information to the Istanbul court handling the Dink murder trial and to the Istanbul court handling the Ergenekon case.The editor of the newspaper Agos, Dink was gunned down outside the newspaper’s headquarters in Istanbul on 19 January 2007. The trial of his alleged killers began in July 2007.An alleged clandestine network with links to the military and security forces and inspired by the secular convictions of the Turkish republic’s founder, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Ergenekon is accused of plotting against the AKP government. The trial of 86 alleged participants – 41 of whom are being held in Silivri prison, west of Istanbul – began last October.Turkey was ranked 103rd out of 173 countries in the latest Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.center_img News Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor News to go further Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law April 2, 2021 Find out more News Organisation April 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Suspect in Armed Robbery of Food from Pasadena Roscoe’s Following Argument Over Mask Denies Charges

first_img CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday A man accused of robbery and assault for allegedly holding up a Pasadena Roscoe’s House of Chicken & Waffles, fleeing with only food, last month after being denied service for not wearing a face mask pleaded not guilty to criminal charges on Thursday, officials said.Steve Carlos Williams, 43, of Duarte pleaded not guilty to two counts of robbery, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon and one count of being a convicted felon in possession of a gun, according to Los Angeles County Superior Court officials and records. A preliminary hearing was set for April 22 in the Pasadena branch of Los Angeles County Superior Court.The charges stem from a bizarre robbery police said unfolded about 5:40 p.m. on Feb.3 at the eatery at 830 N. Lake Ave.After arguing with an employee over his lack of a face covering, Williams pulled a handgun, threatened two employees and stole several bags of food, Pasadena police officials said at the time. No money was taken.The suspect remained at large until Feb. 23, when he was arrested in Irwindale in connection with an unrelated incident in which he’s accused of pulling a gun on two homicide detectives.The detectives were investigating the stabbing death of a woman that had occurred three days prior in a riverbed near the 2800 block of East Huntington Drive in Irwindale, according to Lt. Barry Hall of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau.The detectives encountered Williams at the scene, he said. The suspect, who was believed to be high on PCP, pointed a gun at them and engaged the investigators in a brief standoff before being taken into custody. He was booked on suspicion of attempted murder. A motive for the alleged attack on the detectives was not clear.While in custody for the Irwindale incident, investigators in Pasadena identified Williams as the suspect in the heist at Roscoe’s, officials said.Williams already had a long criminal history in the area, according to L.A. County Superior Court records.Convictions include drug possession in 2019, 2018, twice in 2014, 2013 and 2012, records show.Previous convictions also include resisting or obstructing police in 2017, giving false ID to police in 2016, auto theft in 2014, burglary in 2008 as well as grand theft, possession of drugs for sales and possession of an illegal weapon in 2003.According to county booking records, Williams was being held without bail pending legal proceedings.Anyone with information was urged to contact the Pasadena Police Department at (626) 744-4501. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.Related:Suspect In Custody For Armed Robbery of Chicken and Waffles at Pasadena RestaurantMan Robs Pasadena Restaurant of Chicken and Waffles at Gunpoint After Argument Over Face Mask Public Safety Suspect in Armed Robbery of Food from Pasadena Roscoe’s Following Argument Over Mask Denies Charges By BRIAN DAY Published on Thursday, March 25, 2021 | 12:20 pm 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. Subscribe Community News Make a comment Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img HerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRed Meat Is Dangerous And Here Is The ProofHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeauty 29 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News More Cool Stufflast_img read more