Golden Race receives certification to launch in South Africa

first_img Topics: Sports betting Tech & innovation Compliance Licensing Virtual sports Product Virtual sports The supplier’s V4 online solution provides an extended games portfolio and other updates to its features such as a new back-office, it said. Online gaming, except sports betting, remains prohibited in South Africa, with the jurisdiction’s National Gaming Board issuing a warning to operators in September reminding them that sports wagering is the only permitted form of igaming in the nation. Virtual sports betting is considered a legal form of sports betting, however. Golden Race experienced significant expansion throughout 2020. Following the onset of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, the supplier said it had signed agreements with 100 new operators during the first three weeks of the crisis. Virtual sports and betting supplier, Golden Race, has received certification as a wagering B2B provider in South Africa for its online solution V4. It virtual products include 3D virtual football, virtual keno, 3D horse racing and 24/7 live games. Email Address The supplier said it is the leader in virtual sports in jurisdictions such as Nigeria and Kenya, where it boasts 8 out of 10 virtual bets are placed through its products.center_img Regions: South Africa 28th January 2021 | By Conor Mulheir Tags: Golden Race With the certification, issued by Gaming Laboratories International (GLI) Africa, Golden Race is now able to offer its online products and solutions in the jurisdiction, the largest in Africa. Golden Race receives certification to launch in South Africa AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletterlast_img read more

Star Cement signs Hima Das as brand icon, releases TVC

first_img WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 2 Stumps: West Indies bowled out for 149 runs in 1st innings, SA lead by 149 runs Virat Kohli completes 10 years in Test Cricket: 10 things you should know about India skipper- check out PSL 2021 ISL beat MUL: Mohd Wasim Jr, Shadab Khan shine as Islamabad United defeats Multan Sultans by 4 wickets Cricket India’s track princess Hima Das has also taken the brand world by storm. She is endorsing more brands than any other fellow athletes.The teenager after cementing her place as India’s most promising athlete, Hima is also busy signing and serving big brands. The latest on Hima’s roaster of endorsements is the premium cement brand from Eastern India – Star Cement. 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OnlineCNN’s Christiane Amanpour Undergoes Surgery After Cancer DiagnosisE! OnlineUndocio.comUnlocking the Success of Digital Transformation with Active Intelligencecio.comUndoHima’s latest TVC for the Star Cement carries a personalised touch the brand promotion as the star athletes reveals that her own house is being built with Star Cement.Video Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Star Cement, the premium cement brand of eastern India, has signed sprint sensation Hima Das as its brand ambassador.Popularly referred as ‘Dhing Express’, Hima is now the face of the Star Cement campaign, which presents Hima’s never before image. The campaign has been shot with the objective of promoting the association between Star Cement and Hima. It also serves as an inspiration for the people of Assam, especially young athletes.At the announcement of the association, Star Cement CEO, Sanjay Kr. Gupta said that the Arjuna awardee Hima hails from Dhing, Assam and as North-East is very close to the heart of Star Cement family, we are thrilled to associate with one of the most shining Stars of this region.Also Read: Hima Das joins Indian Oil Corporation“At Star Cement, we believe that the North-East region is a land of great sports talent, which has the power to inspire others & change lives and Hima is an iconic example of this. At Star Cement we also believe in continuously empowering people to live their dream of building a strong house and hence change life for the better. Hence the association with Hima has been so natural to us. Hima is also a symbol of strength and tenacity and we are hopeful that Hima will bring more laurels for the country in the future and we at Star Cement take pride in supporting her in this endeavor,” Gupta added.Commenting on this association Hima said “I feel extremely proud to join the Star Cement family and be a part of this great brand having deep roots in North-East. The relationship is also natural for me as I am building my house at Nagaon and I had already chosen Star Cement for the construction even before any discussions about an association with the brand. I would like to thank Star Cement for supporting me in my onward journey and I hope that the campaign will inspire youth in the region and promote sports in a big way.”The 18-year-old Hima has made history by becoming the first Indian athlete to win a gold medal at the world level athletics event. Hima, a tenacious and perseverant teenager, has also won the women’s 400m at the IAAF World Under-20 Championships in Finland, followed by three podium finishes at the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia.Star Cement Ltd. (SCL) is one of the leading cement players in east India cement market. The company is producing more than 4 million tons of cement a year and has increased its market share in North-Eastern market despite stiff competition. Company’s flagship brand Star Cement is the largest and one of the most trusted brand in North-East India. The brand has also established a strong footprint in new markets like Bengal and Bihar in a very short time.Also Read: Vice-President Marketing MS Dhoni pads up for India Cements Cricket Cricket Previous articleSony Sports’ ex VP Marketing Kedar Teny joins marketing consultancyNext articleBiggest-ever Asian Cup kicks off Saturday, India begin campaign on Day 2 Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Cricket Formula 1 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter F1 French GP 2021 Live: Max Verstappen to take pole position, Lewis Hamilton second WTC final LIVE broadcast: ICC’s mega broadcast plan, India vs New Zealand live streaming starts today in 195 countries Cricket Cricket Cricket PSL 2021, KAR beats QUE: Karachi Kings defeats Quetta Gladiators to keep playoffs berth alive Facebook Twitter ICC WTC Final, Ind vs NZ Day 3: Can India survive the Kyle Jamieson storm in Southampton? Star Cement signs Hima Das as brand icon, releases TVC By Kunal Dhyani – January 4, 2019 Cricket Cricket IND VS NZ Live: New Zealand’s body attack on India, Cheteshwar Pujara & Shubman Gill get hit on helmetslast_img read more

Guinness Nigeria plc ( 2004 Annual Report

first_imgGuinness Nigeria plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2004 annual report.For more information about Guinness Nigeria plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Guinness Nigeria plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Guinness Nigeria plc (  2004 annual report.Company ProfileGuinness Nigeria brews beer in Nigeria and packages and markets a range of international spirits, beers and ready-to-drink beverages. Well-known brands in its product range include Guinness Foreign Extra Stout, Guinness Extra Smooth, Malta Guinness and Harp Lager Beer. Brands in its Spirits range include Smirnoff and Gordon’s; brands in it beer range include Guinness, Harp, Dubic and Satzenbrau; and brands in its ready-to-drink range include Orijin and Malta Guinness. Guinness Stout was first exported to Sierra Leone in 1827 and became very popular across West Africa. Ikeja in Lagos, Nigeria was chosen in 1963 as the first location outside the British Isles to brew the iconic dark beer. Riding on the back of steady growth in markets for Guinness Stout and Harp Lager, Guinness Nigeria Plc now has 5 brewing plants in the country. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Guinness Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Episcopal News Service launches new website

first_img TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Submit a Job Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Episcopal Office of Public Affairs Submit an Event Listing Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Collierville, TN Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] Episcopal News Service (ENS), the award-winning news service of the Episcopal Church, has launched a leading-edge new website at appealing, easy-to-navigate and mobile-friendly, the new ENS website was designed to improve the overall user experience, raise awareness of the news service and generate further interest and engagement in the life-changing ministries of the Episcopal Church.ENS offers in-depth reporting and analysis of local, regional, national and international news for Episcopalians and others interested in the church’s mission and ministry. Providing written and multimedia coverage, it is the officially sponsored online news source of the Episcopal Church.“ENS will continue to place an emphasis on reporting about issues of social justice, and inspiring people to act, engage and connect to make a difference in the world,” noted the Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg,  ENS interim managing editor. “ENS will also continue its reliable coverage of the ongoing work of the church through its governance and mission priorities.”Among the many new features and improvements that will enhance the user experience are: news content organized in fewer sections with an emphasis on issues and topics and an advanced search function.“The Episcopal News Service is a long-standing ministry of storytelling that is pivotal in digital evangelism and informing Episcopalians and others about how the Episcopal Church lives into the Jesus Movement and lives out the gospel in the world,” noted Matt Davies, ENS advertising and web manager. “With our new responsive website and our continued editorial emphasis on issues of social justice, the ENS team believes it has blended together crucial ingredients to satisfy the hunger for advocacy and engagement, and hopefully ignite the palates of a new generation of activists who long to add to the recipe for global change.”Key elements of www.episcopalnewsservice.orgNew ENS website incorporates the popular reader-generated sections for advertising Jobs & Calls, Events, Books, Press Releases and People news items.ENS continues to encourage dioceses and congregations to submit news stories about local ministries and important developments in the life of the church. The ENS submission guidelines are available here.Opportunities for sponsorship and publicity will continue to be offered to church-related agencies and organizations wishing to raise awareness of their ministries, services, events, brands and products.Further information about opportunities on ENS is available from Davies at [email protected] information ENS offers the following ways to share your news.To submit a press release for inclusion on the Episcopal News Service, click here.To publish a People news item (e.g. a new position, ordination, award or honor), click here.To publish a Job or Call listing, click here.To publish an Event listing, click here.To publish a Book listing, click here. Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Albany, NY Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Shreveport, LA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Submit a Press Release Rector Belleville, IL Rector Washington, DC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Bath, NC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Knoxville, TN Youth Minister Lorton, VA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Press Release Service Posted Nov 1, 2017 Rector Smithfield, NC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Tags Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Tampa, FL Featured Events An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Episcopal News Service launches new website Visually appealing, easy-to-navigate and mobile-friendly Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Cathedral Dean Boise, ID last_img read more

CRH and Simon Communities initiative hits €906,000 this year

first_img Tagged with: corporate Ireland Northern Ireland 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. CRH and Simon Communities initiative hits €906,000 this year  26 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Ireland’s largest company CRH, the building materials company, has announced that it is to donate €906,658 to the Simon Communities of Ireland this year through its workplace safety partnership programme with the homelessness charity.The CRH Simon Safety Challenge is an all-island initiative that assists in Simon’s work in tackling homelessness both north and south of the border. For every accident free quarter (three months) achieved at any CRH company location across the island of Ireland, a sum of money is donated to the Simon Community operating in that region, up to a maximum of €1 million over the course of the year.Since the commencement of the partnership in 2007, CRH have donated over €2.5million to the Simon Communities of Ireland and the Simon Community Northern Ireland. In 2009, CRH donated €842,355 to the Simon Communities of Ireland under the initiative. This year’s donation, an increase of €64,303 on last year’s sum reflects the sustained improvement in CRH’s health and safety record over the course of the past twelve months, according to the company.Jim Farrell, Safety Challenge Coordinator with CRH said: “We place huge importance both on workplace safety and on our continued commitment and innovative approach to corporate social responsibility”.The companies participating in the Challenge include the building materials providers Roadstone Wood, Northstone as well as Ireland’s largest cement producer Irish Cement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 19 August 2010 | Newslast_img read more

Huracanes, inundaciones y capitalismo

first_imgEn “El Capital”, Karl Marx describió al capitalismo como un sistema que está totalmente diseñado en torno a la explotación del trabajo, pero su verdadero carácter está oculto.A diferencia de los sistemas sociales anteriores como la esclavitud y el feudalismo, donde el uso y el abuso de esclavos o de siervos para producir riqueza era evidente para todos, la explotación del capitalismo se oculta bajo un puñado de ideas de que obreros y patronos son iguales y parte de un sistema democrático que garantiza una completa libertad para todas/os.Para que el capitalismo sobreviva como un sistema de explotación, necesita ocultar constantemente el verdadero carácter de todos los fenómenos. No importa lo que esté en juego, lo que sea importante, lo que cualquier lucha sea – la interpretación de los eventos por la clase dominante tiene el efecto de oscurecer la realidad.Hay una lucha muy pública por la verdad sobre si el huracán Harvey era prevenible o sin precedentes. En esta lucha, los lados opuestos son, por un lado, científicos y activistas ambientales que trataron de advertir al público sobre el calentamiento global y cómo la expansión de Houston evitó la absorción de las inundaciones por el suelo. Por otro lado están los negadores del cambio climático y los políticos que deliberadamente ignoraron las advertencias de los científicos por razones de conveniencia, planificación inadecuada o codicia.Este debate es crucial. El cambio climático está afectando a millones de personas. La experiencia de la Costa del Golfo se ha multiplicado por diez en la India, Nepal y Bangladesh, cuyas poblaciones sufren masivamente ahora – 1.200 muertos y decenas de miles de personas sin hogar – bajo otro monzón que rompe récord empeorado por el cambio climático.Pero incluso esta lucha por cómo ocurren los desastres, con excelentes puntos de la comunidad científica (la “inundación de 500 años” ha ocurrido tres veces en los últimos tres años), oscurece la verdadera naturaleza de lo que está ocurriendo en Houston, la Costa del Golfo y Asia Meridional: un colapso masivo de la sociedad debido a un sistema social global que da prioridad sobre las necesidades humanas, al derecho de explotar al pueblo para obtener ganancias.Reacción capitalista de EUA vs. preparación socialista de CubaGeneralmente se deja fuera de la discusión que la emisión de gases de efecto invernadero es causada por el capitalismo. También se ignora el crimen que, a diferencia del 1% rico, la gran mayoría de esta sociedad queda abandonada a su suerte en las crisis climáticas extremas causadas por el sistema.Esto se vuelve más evidente cuando se comparan las masivas preparaciones hechas por el gobierno cubano para y con su pueblo cuando llega un huracán. La pérdida de vidas allí es muchísimo menos que en los países capitalistas.Este hecho es rápidamente aceptado por las agencias humanitarias y de rescate como la Cruz Roja, la Media Luna Roja, la ONU, Oxfam, etc. Una persona tiene 15 veces más probabilidades de morir por un huracán en EUA que en Cuba, admitió el Centro de Política Internacional en 2013. Pero nunca atribuyen estos asombrosos resultados al sistema social cubano.Lo primero que distingue a Cuba de los países capitalistas es que la respuesta a los huracanes tiene lugar mucho antes de que se produzcan. Cada sector de la sociedad está involucrado, y los entrenamientos anuales comienzan con la gente cuando son jóvenes.Con ejercicios anuales de capacitación, reservas de emergencia, alertas ininterrumpidas en los medios y preparativos de evacuación comenzando 48 horas antes del huracán, el modo dominante de manejo de huracanes en Cuba es preventivo. La forma dominante en que los regímenes capitalistas responden a los huracanes es reactiva.Otro enfoque sobresaliente en Cuba se denomina “cartografía del riesgo de la comunidad”. Un estudio realizado en 2004 por Oxfam informó de cómo esto es llevado a cabo por líderes comunitarios. Una miembro de la Federación de Mujeres Cubanas explicó: “Si un huracán golpea, sé que dentro de una unidad multifamiliar hay una anciana en silla de ruedas, que va a necesitar ayuda para salir. Tengo 11 madres solteras en segundo y tercer pisos de edificios de apartamentos con niños menores de dos años que necesitarán más apoyo para evacuar y necesidades especiales en los refugios. Tengo dos mujeres embarazadas, una en ese bloque y otra en este, que necesitarán una atención especial”.Algunos argumentan que tener que lidiar con huracanes más frecuentemente es lo que hace que la defensa de huracanes de Cuba sea superior – no su sistema social.Pero la forma de abordar otras cuestiones de salud y bienestar humano es también superior en Cuba. Tomemos el virus Zika, un fenómeno devastador para el pueblo de Haití, Puerto Rico, Brasil, Colombia y otros países, así como en el sur de la Florida.Es cierto que la respuesta de Cuba al Zika fue ayudada por sus años combatiendo el dengue y la chikungunya, enfermedades transmitidas por mosquitos. Pero eso no explica por qué su tasa de infección y muerte por Zika han sido mucho más bajas que en los países capitalistas que la rodean y, al igual que su sistema de huracanes, es elogiada universalmente por expertos en salud.Carlos Espinal Tejeda, especialista en enfermedades tropicales de la Universidad de Miami, dijo a la publicación de salud STAT: “En Miami y en lugares de Latinoamérica, esperaron hasta que tuvieran casos y luego se movilizaron. … En Cuba, es todo lo contrario. Cuando ven un virus a punto de llegar, se movilizan”.Y, por supuesto, Cuba hace todo bajo las duras condiciones del bloqueo estadounidense, que impide a sus planificadores y médicos comprar suministros en el mercado mundial que están disponibles para los países capitalistas.El 1 de septiembre, HuffPost publicó el artículo llamado “Houston, tenemos un problema”. Refiriéndose al clima extremo tanto en la costa del Golfo de EUA como en el sur de Asia, el autor emitió un llamado a la humanidad para abordar el flagelo del cambio climático.“Al continuar con los negocios como de costumbre, explotando y utilizando el petróleo y el gas en niveles récord, a pesar de las advertencias de los científicos”, escribe el autor. “No debemos vivir en un paraíso de tontos pensando que podemos continuar en nuestro curso actual y que todo va a estar bien”.Esto es verdad. Pero un sistema social como el capitalismo se centra en ganar dinero ahora. No tiene la capacidad o la motivación para pensar con anticipación y evitar problemas, a menos que esos problemas afecten la capacidad de la burguesía para obtener ganancias.El político texano Bill King escribió un artículo de opinión en el New York Times el 28 de agosto titulado “El Alcalde de Houston tenía razón al no evacuar”. Afirmó: “Es logísticamente imposible evacuar a millones de personas de áreas bajas antes de un fuerte huracán”.Comparemos esto con lo siguiente: “En septiembre de 2004, Cuba sufrió Iván, el quinto huracán más grande que ha golpeado al Caribe, con vientos de 124 millas por hora. Cuba evacuó a casi 2 millones de personas – más del 15 por ciento de la población total. Cien mil personas fueron evacuadas en las primeras tres horas. Un increíble 78 por ciento de las/os evacuados fueron recibidos en los hogares de otras personas. Las/os niños en internados fueron trasladados. Se trasladaron animales y pájaros. Nadie murió.” (Fred Goldstein, Workers World, 13 de enero de 2005, “Las muertes no son sólo actos de la naturaleza – La organización y la planificación socialista pueden salvar vidas”. El artículo, disponible en, da una explicación detallada de cómo Cuba está organizada en todos los niveles para enfrentar estos problemas.)Lo que parece ser posible y verdadero depende del sistema social de una sociedad.Sí, Houston, tenemos un problema. El problema es el capitalismo. El capitalismo es hostil a las necesidades del pueblo y la capacidad de mantenernos a nosotras/os mismos y a nuestros seres queridos saludables.Lo que ha causado tanto sufrimiento en la costa del Golfo también causa despidos, racismo, pobreza y guerra. Debemos derrocar al capitalismo y sustituirlo por el socialismo.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Communists defy ban after leader jailed in Transnistria

first_imgOn the morning of Nov. 7, dozens of communists — young and old — gathered to lay flowers at the monument to V.I. Lenin in Tiraspol, Transnistria, to mark the 101st anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia, the world’s first successful working-class socialist revolution.Similar activities were held in thousands of cities throughout the countries of the former Soviet Union. But the gathering in Tiraspol had special meaning, and for its participants took special courage.Just five days earlier, the leader of the Communist Party of Transnistria, Oleg Horzhan, was sentenced by the republic’s Supreme Court to 4 1/2 years in prison and a hefty fine. The authorities then banned the traditional Revolution Day rally and march in the capital’s central square, where Lenin’s statue stands watch. Revolution Day, Nov. 7, is still an official holiday in Transnistria.Transnistria (also known as the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic) is an “unrecognized” state in Eastern Europe, much like the nearby Donbass republics of Donetsk and Lugansk.Transnistria’s people proclaimed independence from the former Soviet republic of Moldova in 1992, when they rejected the capitalist counterrevolution in the USSR and the abandonment of Soviet economy and culture. The Communist Party of Transnistria has been a leading political organization in the republic since its founding.Despite their heroic determination, the people of this small, isolated state could not on their own ward off the ravages of capitalist encirclement and the counterrevolutionary tide. The republic was forced to make major political and economic compromises to maintain its existence. It has had to rely on military protection from capitalist Russia to ward off repeated threats from neighboring Moldova and Ukraine.Forces openly representing capitalist oligarchs seized control of the state in 2016.New authorities ban May DayThe new authorities banned the traditional May Day demonstration this year. In response, communist leader and parliament member Oleg Horzhan called for a protest rally in the central square of Tiraspol on June 2. The government organized provocations and arrested many people.Horzhan went to the police station to demand the release of those arrested. There he was roughed up and threatened by the cops. On June 6, Horzhan was stripped of his parliamentary immunity and arrested. He was held in jail for five months throughout his trial.In its statement on the verdict, the Communist Party of Transnistria said: “Despite the fact that the judges were forced to admit the majority of the acts which Horzhan was accused of were lies of policemen or fabrications of the employees of the Investigative Committee, they sentenced the Transnistrian Communist leader to almost the maximum possible.“The order of the authorities to eliminate their political opponent obviously had to be carried out, and therefore, the court did not stint on punishment, although the only fault of Oleg Horzhan was that he bumped into a police officer who suddenly got in his way on the premises of the police department.“According to the ‘victim,’ he experienced ‘physical pain,’ although no injuries were found in his forensic examination. It was this episode that the court regarded as ‘violence against a representative of the authorities’ and imposed a sentence of 4 years 6 months of imprisonment in a penal colony.“Despite the harsh, politically motivated decision of the court, Oleg Horzhan told his supporters that the authorities would not succeed in breaking him, and he would continue the fight against the anti-people regime both in prison and afterward. His lawyers, in turn, announced that in the near future they would appeal the unjust sentence.”Grigory Petrenko, leader of the communist Our Home Is Moldova party, called for freedom for Horzhan, whom he called “brave, principled, a real fighter.”Petrenko was jailed along with several of his comrades in 2015-16 after leading an anti-oligarchy protest in the Moldovan capital, Chisinau. He and his family were later forced to seek asylum in Germany.“Today’s regimes in Transnistria and Chisinau are twins,” Petrenko said. “Both are ruled by oligarchic mafias that interact perfectly with each other. … The status quo provides them with uninterrupted work for their joint business projects.”“Horzhan’s imprisonment is another link in the chain of persecutions of the communists of Transnistria,” declared the United Communist Party of Russia, … using anti-communism and wiping the Soviet period from human memory to serve the purposes of their own historical justification.“Today, Ukraine leads the way on this path, where communists are under an actual ban. It is shameful that the Transnistrian leaders copy the worst examples of the political practices of their neighbors.“The United Communist Party calls upon fraternal communist parties, and all progressive organizations that stand for democracy and social justice, to express solidarity with the communists of Transnistria.“Free Oleg Horzhan! Stop the persecution of the communists!”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Big 12 honors Men’s Tennis

first_imgLinkedin Jack Wallace Twitter Linkedin Alex Rybakov celebrates a won point over Texas on April 6, 2019. Photo by Jack Wallace printIn addition to entering two singles players and a doubles team into the NCAA individual tournaments, TCU men’s tennis earned three singles and two doubles awards from the Big 12 this week.Alex Rybakov celebrates a won point over Texas on April 6, 2019. Photo by Jack WallaceAlex Rybakov earned the No. 4 seed in the NCAA singles championship, which automatically comes with an All-American, his third consecutive All-American selection. He also is the Co-Big 12 Player of the Year, member of the First Team All-Big 12 and the Big 12 singles champion.Alastair Gray also etched his name into TCU history. His selection to the All-Big 12 Singles Second Team is his first Big 12 singles honor of his career. Additionally, Gray picked up his first-ever at-large bid to the NCAA Singles Championship, joining Rybakov as the only 2019 Horned Frogs in the tournament.Bertus Kruger (left) and Reese Stalder celebrate after TCU’s win over Texas A&M on April 8, 2019. Photo by Jack WallaceIn doubles, TCU’s top team of No. 15 Rybakov and Gray and the No. 2 team of No. 22 Reese Stalder and Bertus Kruger both earned at-large bids to the NCAA Doubles Championships. The Rybakov/Gray team was also awarded All-Big Doubles Second Team. TCU is one of only two schools in the nation with two doubles team ranked in the top 25.Rybakov also received multiple TCU awards, including the team MVP, the Pop Boone Male Athlete of the Year and the Dutch Meyer Scholar-Athlete of the Year. This new hardware for the Frogs came just before their NCAA tournament campaign, in which they already have wins over No. 41 Harvard and No. 27 Arizona State. TCU resumes its tournament play May 11 at No. 7 Mississippi State. TCU News Now 4/28/2021 Jack Wallace Jack is a junior journalism major and studio art minor from Atlanta, Georgia. He enjoys everything sports and co-runs the Blanket Coverage podcast as well as photographs for TCU360. ReddIt Twitter 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC East Facebook 2021 NFL Mock Draft (Part 1) Specialcenter_img 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC West Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award + posts TAGSMen’s tennissports ReddIt Previous articleThe Skiff: May 2, 2019Next articleOvercoming obstacles: graduate faces challenges inside, outside classroom Jack Wallace RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Jack Wallace Jack Wallace Facebook TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Jack Wallace TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

Reporters Without Borders shocked by the death of a photojournalist in Tehran.

first_img Receive email alerts News Help by sharing this information Organisation News News Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists March 18, 2021 Find out more IranMiddle East – North Africa June 9, 2021 Find out more to go further News Reporters Without Borders voiced deep shock after learning today from the family of photojournalist Zahra Kazemi that she died in a military hospital in Tehran after being detained on 23 June by security forces for taking photos. The circumstances that led to her hospitalization are not clear. She reportedly fell into a coma as a result of a cerebral haemorrhage. Aged 54, Kazemi had both Canadian and Iranian citizenship.”We hold the Iranian authorities responsible for Zahra Kazemi’s death,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard said, accusing them of arresting her in an arbitrary manner and failing to take the necessary steps to provide her with adequate medical attention. “Her death serves as a tragic reminder that Iran is one of the harshest regimes in the world for journalists”, he added.Reporters Without Borders called on the Iranian authorities to grant the family’s wish to repatriate the body to Canada, where she lived. It also called for independent international organisations to be allowed to carry out an investigation in Iran into the circumstances of her death.Kazemi had gone to Iran to do some photo-reporting and had hoped to travel to Turkmenistan. After leaving her family’s home in Iran on 23 June, the family received no word of her for several days. Then the authorities told them she was being treated in the Baghiatollah military hospital in Tehran. During the days following her arrest, the authorities also searched the family’s home, confiscating cameras and a large amount of money.Canadian officials were able to visit her in the hospital but did not have access to her medical file. Police constantly watched her hospital room. Zahra Kazemi died on July 12. She was hospitalized in Tehran following a cerebral haemorrhage. Reporters Without Borders holds the Iranian authorities responsible for the death of the journalist. February 25, 2021 Find out more IranMiddle East – North Africa July 12, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders shocked by the death of a photojournalist in Tehran. Follow the news on Iran After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists RSF_en last_img read more

Special Exams Will Be Held For Students Who Miss Regular Exams Due To COVID-19 Restrictions, Kerala University Tells HC

first_imgNews UpdatesSpecial Exams Will Be Held For Students Who Miss Regular Exams Due To COVID-19 Restrictions, Kerala University Tells HC LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK29 Jun 2020 8:49 PMShare This – xThe University of Kerala told the High Court of Kerala Court that it has taken a decision to conduct additional examinations for those candidates who cannot appear for the examinations scheduled on July 1 due to pandemic related difficulties. Such exams will be treated as ‘special examinations’ and no additional fee will be collected for the same. Also, the special examination will not be…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe University of Kerala told the High Court of Kerala Court that it has taken a decision to conduct additional examinations for those candidates who cannot appear for the examinations scheduled on July 1 due to pandemic related difficulties. Such exams will be treated as ‘special examinations’ and no additional fee will be collected for the same. Also, the special examination will not be treated as a ‘supplementary examination’ and will have the legal status of an ordinary examination.In the light of such submissions, the Court turned down the pleas to stay the exams scheduled by Kerala University on July 1.However, the Court directed the Vice Chancellor of the University to take a decision by today (June 30) on the representations filed by the petitioners-students.The single bench of Justice C S Dias, who considered the pleas, ordered :”As the scope of judicial review in the scheduling of the examination is very limited, and the fact that the students who are willing to appear and write the examination have not been impleaded at least in their representative capacity and since the examinations are to commence from 01.07.2020 and further for the elaborate arrangements and reasons pleaded by the University in the statements filed before this Court, I decline to pass an ad-interim order to stay the examinations scheduled on 01.07.2020″.Citing SC precedents, the High Court said that the Courts should not substitute the wisdom of specialists in the field of academics.The Court was considering two writ petitions – one filed by 23 PG students and the other filed by a sixth semester law student of the Kerala Law Academy.Appearing for the PG students, Senior Advocate George Poonthottam submitted that the scheduling of the exams, without the requisite number of teaching days, is arbitrary.  As per the UGC regulations, there has to be a minimum of 90 teaching days; but the semester had only 29 days due to suspension of classes since March 9 on account of COVID-19. It was urged that the students’ study materials are left in the hostels, many of which have been converted into quarantine centres. The students have been without access to their research guides on account of the lockdown restrictions, submitted the senior counsel.Advocate E Adithyan, appearing for the law student, submitted that due to lockdown, the students are stranded in different parts, including containment zones and hotspots. The sudden call for examination will involve gathering of nearly 400 students in a single room, which is highly risky.The standing counsel for the University, Advocate Thomas Abraham, told the bench that the University has already conducted semester exams for some undergraduate courses successfully from May 21 to June 15. He assured that all safety protocols have been adopted for the exam. It was pointed out that majority of the students are willing to appear in the regular exam. The Division Bench has, on an earlier occassion, refused to order the postponement of University, upholding the contention regarding adherence to academic calendar.Click here to download orderRead OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more