Enlabs reshuffles senior management with new COO and CFO

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address Enlabs reshuffles senior management with new COO and CFO 4th December 2019 | By contenteditor People AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Baltic-facing gaming operator Enlabs has made a number of changes to its senior management, including appointing George Ustinov as its new chief operating officer and Adam Jonsson as chief financial officer.Ustinov will move into his new role having previously served as CFO of Enlabs. He will oversee operational work in Enlab’s main markets, as well as head up its expansion efforts in new regions.Jonsson had been controller and head of investor relations at the operator since 2018 and will move into his new position having worked alongside predecesor Ustinov for the past year.“George has done a very good job as CFO and has gradually become more involved in the operational work,” Enlabs president and chief executive Robert Andersson said. “As we now prepare for the next phase of growth, I want George to be able to dedicate full time to developing the operational business as COO and deputy CEO.“Adam has already shown great competence in managing responsibility for many of the financial parts and, for the past year, has been part of the management team as responsible for investor matters, which is a natural step for him to assume the CFO role.”The appointments come after Enlabs last month posted record revenue for the third consecutive quarter, breaking the €10m (£8.5m/$11.1m) barrier for the first time. Revenue was up 32% year-on-year in the third quarter.Also last month, Enlabs announced that it had completed its acquisition of KDB Games, a land-based gaming business in Belarus, as part of its preparations to apply for an online gambling licence in the country. The deal, first announced in August, is worth around €127,000, with Enlabs to purchase all of the shares in KDB. Baltic-facing gaming operator Enlabs has made a number of changes to its senior management, including appointing George Ustinov as its new chief operating officer and Adam Jonsson as chief financial officer. Tags: Online Gambling Topics: People Strategy Regions: Europelast_img read more

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SoftSwiss affiliate platform Affilka expands to sports betting

first_img Affilka, the affiliate marketing platform developed by SoftSwiss, has debuted its new service designed specifically for sportsbooks. Marketing & affiliates As well as player activities such as visits, registrations and first deposits, Affilka now also collects multiple data points on sports betting activities such as bets, cancelled bets, wins, GGR and bonuses. 25th February 2021 | By Richard Mulligan The module includes an upgraded API, which enables raw data collection on multiple player activities within sportsbook solutions from igaming brands. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter “The sports betting industry is developing at an exceptionally rapid pace. More and more of our customers who operate online casinos are expanding by establishing sportsbook solutions. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address “We couldn’t stand aside, therefore we decided to offer our current and future clients a new option that expands opportunities and helps to increase their efficiency.” A spokesperson added: “In terms of revenue share deals, sportsbook operators can share a percentage of their net revenue with their partners. The percentage of revenue payable to affiliates may be fixed or may be defined by various performance tiers.” SoftSwiss added that significant improvements have been made to the commission constructor for CPA and RevShare deals within sportsbook projects. Tags: Affiliates SoftSwiss Affilka Anastasia Borovaya, Affilka product owner at SoftSwiss, said: “We’re excited to be launching this new module for the sports betting industry and therefore expanding our services to more exciting new projects. Topics: Marketing & affiliates SoftSwiss affiliate platform Affilka expands to sports betting The developer said the new service, which builds on the existing online casino package, is a response to an increasing number of gaming operators broadening their offering to include betting.last_img read more

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One Championships launches Asia’s biggest eSports series, $50 mn to be…

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 One Championships launches Asia’s biggest eSports series, $50 mn to be invested Cricket Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Happy Father’s Day: ‘We Miss You’, Hardik Pandya pens emotional message for his father YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionWhat ‘Harry Potter’ Characters Were Actually Supposed To Look LikeDefinition|SponsoredSponsored Latest Sports News Largest global sports media property in Asian history ONE Championship™ (ONE) has officially launched ONE eSports, Asia’s largest global eSports Championship Series. ONE Championship and Dentsu Inc., Japan’s largest global advertising agency, have agreed to launch ONE eSports as a joint venture together in 2019. Razer, Singtel, and other top industry players have also entered into partnership MOUs with ONE eSports to lead Asia’s eSports industry together.ONE Championship intends to lead a plan to invest up to US$50 million alongside other key partners into ONE eSports to create Asia’s largest global eSports Championship Series.  ONE eSports will feature multiple blockbuster game titles across Asia and hold a number of eSports events held alongside ONE Championship martial arts events in 2019. Earlier this year, ONE Championship announced a 30-event schedule for 2019 for its global scale martial arts events across iconic Asian cities including Singapore, Bangkok, Tokyo, Seoul, Jakarta, Shanghai, Beijing, Manila, Kuala Lumpur, Ho Chi Minh City, and many other cities. ONE eSports will piggyback off this master event schedule in select cities.  In addition, ONE eSports will also produce and broadcast dedicated eSports content in the form of live event broadcasts, documentaries, reality shows, weekly magazine shows, highlights, video blogs, and other unique content across its global media broadcast platform in 138 countries. Also, recently-signed ONE Championship athlete and pound-for-pound mixed martial arts king Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson will help to lead the ONE eSports efforts as its Chief Brand Ambassador; he is a lifelong gamer and well-known Twitch streamer with a rabid following. Latest Sports News TAGSeSportsOne ChampionshipONE eSports SHARE Football Cricket Euro 2020- Spain vs Poland Highlights: Spain held to 1-1 draw as Lewandowski’s Poland keep Euro hopes alive Previous articleFIFA Women’s World Cup 2019: 150,000 tickets sold since launchNext articleSports Sponsorship: ICC takes Uber ride for maiden Women’s World T20 Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. 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OnlineGrammarlyAvoid Grammatical Errors with This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarly24/7 SportsIt’s Amazing To See How These NBA Stars Have Changed Since College24/7 SportsAlso Read: Basketball legends Jordan, Johnson eye esports investmentChatri Sityodtong, Chairman and CEO of ONE Championship, stated: “It is with great excitement that I announce ONE eSports, Asia’s largest global eSports Championship Series. We see a natural crossover between martial arts and gaming fans in Asia and an opportunity to bring them together under Asia’s home of millennial live sports. ONE Championship is committed to bringing its same brand of large-scale event production and live broadcast capabilities, unique world-class content production, global media distribution, storytelling expertise, and marketing experience to ONE eSports. Our mission is to celebrate Asia’s eSports heroes on the global stage. The establishment of ONE eSports transforms ONE Championship into Asia’s largest producer of millennial sports content.”While ONE eSports will showcase blockbuster game titles from around the world, Dentsu is the dedicated marketing partner of the Japan eSports Union (JeSU) and will be responsible for harvesting Japanese game developers’ desire to expand in eSports across Asia via ONE eSports. Dentsu will also help to lead ONE eSports’ efforts to hold events across Japan. In addition, ONE eSports will also leverage Dentsu and Dentsu Aegis as its preferred marketing agencies for strategic marketing formulation and sponsorships around the world.Shuntaro Tanaka, Director, Content Business Design Center of Dentsu, stated: “We are pleased to announce this partnership with ONE Championship as we look to further develop the rapidly growing eSports industry in Japan and the rest of Asia. We recognize good synergy between martial arts and eSports, making this a fantastic opportunity for both ONE Championship and Dentsu to participate in this growing segment in Asia, as well as leverage multiple content platforms for additional sales and business opportunities. ONE Championship has been a terrific partner and Dentsu is happy to move forward with ONE in this eSports venture.”ONE eSports will also work with Razer, the world’s leading lifestyle brand for gamers, to leverage its ecosystem of hardware, software, and services in the following manner:Razer will provide its expertise and leadership as a pioneer in the eSports industry to develop, manage, and organize an eSports tournament or series in partnership with ONE eSports.eSports Mogul, a Razer portfolio company, will provide the technical know-how and innovation for the development of an online platform to organize, manage, and stage online eSports events and tournaments.Razer Pay will serve as the payment platform for the ticketing of ONE eSports tournaments, as well as for the online sale of related merchandise and content.ONE eSports and Razer will explore joint marketing opportunities using Team Razer eSports athletes as well as ONE Championship athletes to drive communication and engagement to all martial arts fans and gamers across Asia.Min-Liang Tan, Co-Founder and CEO of Razer, stated: “Like Razer, ONE Championship is at the forefront of a new digital entertainment revolution that delivers the sporting content that millennials hunger for, whether online or offline. This partnership will see us combining our respective areas of expertise and deliver unmatched cross-boundary experiences to our fans.”ONE eSports will also explore working with the Singtel Group, Asia’s leading communications technology group with a combined mobile customer base of over 700 million. The collaboration across Singapore, Australia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines and India will potentially include joint eSports marketing efforts, production and distribution of eSports content through the Singtel Group’s platforms, telco data bundle plans and online and offline payment services through direct carrier billing and telco wallets. This is an extension of ONE Championship’s ongoing collaboration with the Singtel Group in mixed martial arts events.Arthur Lang, CEO International of Singtel, said, “We have had a great partnership with ONE Championship since the joint launch of its app in May this year and other marketing collaborations across our regional footprint. We are pleased to take this collaboration into eSports. With the success of our PVP Esports Championship in October, we look to further engage with the gaming community through this partnership and increase our involvement in eSports.”Also Read: One Championship capital goes past $250m with Series D investment Cricket ICC WTC Final: Ravichandran Ashwin reveals when he plans to retire from cricket Tokyo Olympics: Covid-19 scare continues after a Uganda team member tests positive Cricket By Kunal Dhyani – November 9, 2018 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter Cricket India Tour of Sri Lanka: From books to gym, Sanju Samson shares story of his quarantine life last_img read more

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Ecobank Ghana Limited (EBG.gh) Q12007 Interim Report

first_imgEcobank Ghana Limited (EBG.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2007 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Ecobank Ghana Limited (EBG.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Ecobank Ghana Limited (EBG.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Ecobank Ghana Limited (EBG.gh)  2007 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileEcobank Ghana Limited is a financial institution offering banking products and services for the consumer, commercial, corporate and investment sectors. The company provides banking solutions for government departments, financial institutions, multi-nationals, international organisations, small- and medium-sized enterprises and individuals. Ecobank Ghana Limited offers an extensive product offering; ranging from current and savings accounts to business accounts, term deposits, personal loans, mortgage loans, microfinance and business loans. Ecobank Ghana Limited also offers financial solutions for value-chain financing, short-term and mid-term finance and trade finance as well as investment banking, mergers and acquisitions, structure and project finance, capital market services, wealth and asset management, securities brokerage, custodial services and electronic banking services. Ecobank Ghana Limited is a subsidiary of Ecobank Transnational Incorporated. Its headquarters are in Acca, Ghana. Ecobank Ghana Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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I’ve got £3k to spare. Should I pay down my debts or invest in shares instead?

first_img Harvey Jones | Thursday, 20th February, 2020 Image source: Getty Images. “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. Whether you have a lump sum such as £3k, £5k, or £10k, it makes sense to put it to work. So what should be your priority, paying down your debts, or investing in the stock market?Deciding between those two options isn’t always easy and the answer may depend on your personal circumstances. 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And, please, don’t get distracted by flash-in-the-pan investments like Bitcoin. Pay that debt down.Alternatively, consider shifting the debt to an interest-free balance transfer card, charging 0% for two years or more, and whittle it down without racking up further interest charges.It’s a different matter if you owe money on a mortgage. Here, instead of 20% or 30%, you may only be paying 2% or 3%. If you’re paying much more than that, then shop around to see if you can get a cheaper mortgage, because you could save thousands by doing that.You need to plan aheadThen, as a general rule, I’d look to invest my £3k (or whatever) in the stock market, to build wealth for the longer run, and retirement in particular. 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Midweek Madness – The old SOMERSAULT over a tackle trick

first_imgWednesday Sep 28, 2016 Midweek Madness – The old SOMERSAULT over a tackle trick There has been quite a bit of talk about jumping into the tackle recently, and then this happened in Western Australia. It took place in a Rugby League game of 9s and the footage has gone viral, so there has once again been a huge amount of debate around the laws.While this is League, in Rugby Union jumping into (or over!) a tackle is more often than not penalised for being dangerous. We’ve seen it happen on a number of occasions and recently cited some examples when it came up again during a Mitre 10 Cup match in New Zealand.This one was clearly for a bit of fun, as it happened in a shortened form of the game and thankfully, nobody was injured. As pointed out on social media, it was illegal, dangerous and he was of course also in front of the kicker as he rejoined play.All of that aside, young Quindan Smith has put the tournament on the map and they have received loads of attention from around the globe, with the video going viral.Just to clear it up one more time, in Rugby Union the lawbook doesn’t specifically state anything with regards to jumping into or over a tackle, but it is commonly known to fall under Law 10.4, Dangerous Play, with section (k) covering “Acts contrary to good sportsmanship.”It states that a player must not do anything against the spirit of good sportsmanship. So it is down to the referee’s interpretation of what is seen to be dangerous, and he is entitled to penalise it if he feels player safety was compromised.When Vaea Fifita jumped over a tackle (above) for Wellington recently it was not penalised, but you can be sure that if there was even the slightest bit of contact, it would have been.It is however time that World Rugby made some clearer rulings on this, as whenever something similar happens the same old debate and loose quotations of law come up.Until then, we can find some amusement in the audacity of moves like this one.It is however not to be recommended and hopefully this instance is used as a warning to everyone about what you should not do on a rugby field, unless you want to risk knocking out out the opposition and quite possibly, yourself. Nine out of ten from the Russian judge anyway.credit: kimberley rugby league If the video doesn’t work, watch it on page twoADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… 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 TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart 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

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Valle House / Sebastian Mariscal Studio

first_img Year:  Save this picture!+ 12 Share Text description provided by the architects. SURROUNDINGS This weekend single-family dwelling is located in the Valley of Guadalupe in Baja California, Mexico.The valley, known for its wine production, is surrounded by amber-colored mountains and pierced by dirt roads continuously winding between vineyards and olive trees. These surroundings serve as visual lines and filters that lead to the property and extend through the house. Thus, the project is born from the dialog with its natural settings, in contrast with the intensity of weekly urban life. Save this picture!LOCATION The property is comprised of seven lots that meet around a vineyard. The access road of each plot crosses the outer periphery of the site through a field of olive trees, which generates a visual filter towards the house and the vineyard. With the olive trees extending to the house, we generated the first element – a stone curtain, 54 m long and 3m high, with a few perforations that frame the views on the other side of this semi-public boundary. Acting as the main axis, this stonewall is placed parallel to the vineyard and perpendicular to the existing rows of olive trees that cross the house. Save this picture!SPATIAL ARRANGEMENT The lineal arrangement of paces: public (surroundings), semi-public (gravel patio), private (living area) and intimate (bedrooms), creates a visual succession. The connection between spaces is always outside, so that the natural surroundings define the boundaries of the house and provide a changing sensory experience between day and night, cold and hot. Save this picture!The series of spaces are organized along the stonewall, opening to the views and the breeze from the vineyard, further emphasized by the roof that flies over the house. The idea of the roof was born at the first visit to the site with the desire to provide great shade, framed views and cross ventilation. Eliminating the front door, the entrance is defined between the swimming pool and the rows of olive trees, creating a terrace that naturally integrates with the living/dining/kitchen area by opening the glass doors of the living space to the outside, where the swimming pool injects life and the views – peace and freshness. In addition to the series of boundaries mentioned above – public (olive trees) and semi-public (stonewall), the swimming pool provides yet another threshold between the private and intimate spaces. Inspired by an old legend, the threshold is crossed by a wooded bridge that takes to a narrow corridor at the guest’s tower, leading to the f lower garden and the bedrooms. The house rests on top of a gravel bed that serves as a base and also eliminates dust, common in this region.Project gallerySee allShow lessBauhaus 1919-1933, an exhibition at MoMAArticlesBig Dig Building / Single Speed DesignArticles Share Area:  350 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Valle House / Sebastian Mariscal StudioSave this projectSaveValle House / Sebastian Mariscal Studio Projects CopyHouses•Guadalupe, Mexico Mexico Housescenter_img Architects: Sebastian Mariscal Studio Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/30011/valle-house-sebastian-mariscal-studio Clipboard ArchDaily “COPY” 2004 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/30011/valle-house-sebastian-mariscal-studio Clipboard Valle House / Sebastian Mariscal Studio CopyAbout this officeSebastian Mariscal StudioOfficeFollowProductsSteelStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesGuadalupeHousesMexicoPublished on July 25, 2009Cite: “Valle House / Sebastian Mariscal Studio” 25 Jul 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorDining tablesB&B ItaliaDining Table – BullSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – Atrium Longlight / RidgelightLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsConcreteKrytonSmart ConcreteCompositesPure + FreeFormTechnical Guide – Creating a Seamless Interior and Exterior Material TransitionEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusDoorsGorter HatchesFloor Door – Fire RatedWire MeshCarl Stahl DecorCableGreen Wall System – FAÇADESCAPE™More products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?山谷住宅 / Sebastian Mariscal Studio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 streamlast_img read more

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Judge rebuffs struggle to stop Detroit water shut-offs

first_imgThousands demand water in Detroit, July 18.WW photo: Kris HamelFederal bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes has continued his anti-people legal reasoning by denying a motion to reconsider his earlier decision not to halt water shut-offs in Detroit.Since January, some 31,000 households have been subjected to a concerted policy of massive termination of water services. Even though officials of the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department claim that most customers have been allowed reconnection of service after paying their designated arrears, an undetermined number of people are still living without water or have been forced to relocate.Earlier in June, a spokesperson for Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr told the Detroit Free Press that the termination of water services was an integral part of the city of Detroit’s restructuring. For weeks, officials at the DWSD denied there was a problem until protests and a public outcry drew global attention to the abysmal conditions prevailing in the majority African-American municipality.In fact, this policy of large-scale termination of water services was the subject of demonstrations from June through late August. The Moratorium NOW! Coalition held weekly pickets and marches, known as Freedom Friday, outside the DWSD headquarters.The weekly marches gained nationwide support and drew participation from people across the southeast Michigan region, as well as those coming to the city for conferences and solidarity work. In late July, during its national gathering at Wayne State University, the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom hired a bus to travel downtown and participate in the Freedom Friday protests.These efforts peaked on July 18 when thousands rallied and marched across downtown during a conference of the Netroots Nation at Cobo Center. Members of National Nurses United, in town for the Netroots summit, assisted in mobilizing conference delegates. The gathering of bloggers and various types of social media activists joined the struggle in the streets for water and against emergency management.Three days earlier, an objections hearing to the so-called “plan of adjustment” was held in federal bankruptcy court. Over 50 people out of over 600 objectors — representing retirees, homeowners, city workers and community residents — spoke out in opposition to the bankers’ plan to further exploit and oppress the people of Detroit.Kris Hamel, representing the Moratorium NOW! Coalition, condemned Emergency Manager Orr and the federal courts for letting thousands of households be subjected to shut-offs even as financial institutions, which took $537 million out of the DWSD system through interest rate swaps, remained untouched.Following the week of objections in federal court and mass demonstrations, DWSD officials, under the direction of the emergency manager, declared a 15-day moratorium on shut-offs. This was extended after a class-action lawsuit was filed on July 21 seeking relief on behalf of victims of the shut-offs. Four community organizations were involved: the Moratorium NOW! Coalition, the People’s Water Board, Michigan Welfare Rights Organization and the local chapter of the National Action Network.Judge favors bankers’ ruleA people’s legal team working on behalf of victims of the shut-offs and the four concerned organizations found that the DWSD system was broken as a result of the usurious and predatory lending policies of four major financial institutions: Loop Financial, Chase Bank, Bank of America and Morgan Stanley.When industrial, commercial and residential structures in Detroit were abandoned, water pipes decayed, broke and were scavenged as scrap metal. Because of lack of resources and poor management, water main leaks and broken pipes led to massive amounts of water being wasted. The people of Detroit have been forced to pay for this dysfunctional system.Judge Rhodes claimed there is no legal right in U.S. law to affordable water. His statement speaks volumes about the character of modern-day capitalist society.The judge said that Mayor Mike Duggan’s 10-point plan to allow payment for water service on a purportedly more affordable basis was insufficient to solve the problem because “the poverty rate in the city is about 40 percent.” (Metro Times, Nov. 21)Millions for consultants, no water for the peopleThe political engineers of the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history have charged Detroit $200 million in consultancy fees, even before the full exit from bankruptcy. The Jones Day law firm alone, Emergency Manager Orr’s former employer, has billed the city over $52 million in legal fees.Rhodes has ordered mediation sessions on Dec. 3-4 about the high cost of unnecessary bankruptcy proceedings. Meanwhile, as cold weather creates harsh conditions for Detroit residents, water shut-offs and tax foreclosure notices are continuing to threaten thousands of households, further undermining the basic survival of the majority African-American and working-class population.Even if the city of Detroit is allowed to exit bankruptcy by the end of the year, austerity and increasing impoverishment of the people will continue. The Moratorium NOW! Coalition is preparing for the next phase of the struggle, aimed at fighting the budget and service cuts that will continue to be imposed on the people.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Burma : RSF calls for thorough investigation into journalist’s murder

first_img MyanmarAsia – Pacific Organisation News RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum MyanmarAsia – Pacific News Receive email alerts Alerted by neighbours, Wai Yan Heinn’s parents found his body under a piece of cloth in the office of his weekly, The Iron Rose, in the Rangoon district of Pazundaung. The police said he was stabbed 15 times and that the murder took place several days before the body was discovered. They are currently trying to determine exactly when.The Iron Rose criticized the military and politicians. Recent cover stories were critical of retired generals who had been in the former military government and their businessmen allies. Aged 27, Wai Yan Heinn also reported for The Sun Rays newspaper.“We offer our condolences to Wai Yan Heinn’s family and colleagues, and we urge the authorities to allocate enough resources to the investigation so that it can be carried out quickly and thoroughly, and does not ignore the possible links to the victim’s work as a journalist,” said Benjamin Ismaïl, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “The family of Soe Moe Tun, a journalist murdered more than four months ago, is still awaiting significant progress in that investigation, so any attempt to stint on the resources assigned to this latest investigation would send a very negative message to journalists and would foster an unacceptable climate of impunity.”RSF has repeatedly expressed concern in recent months about violence against journalists in Burma and the failure to punish the violence, especially as Burma is a country where democracy and freedom of expression are still fragile concepts. Last December, RSF reported that human rights defenders and civil society groups were voicing concern about the fate of journalists in Burma following the murder of Soe Moe Tun, a newspaper reporter who had covered a controversial mining project and illegal logging in the northwest of the country. He was the second journalist to be killed in connection with their work since the end of military rule in 2011. The first was Aung Kyaw Naing, a freelancer also known as Par Gyi, who was shot dead while in military custody in October 2014.Concern about the growing threats to journalists was also fuelled by the bombing of the home of Root Investigative Agency journalist Min Min in March 2016.Burma is still in the bottom quarter of RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index (ranked 143rd out of 180 countries). US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torture photo : irrawaddy.com Follow the news on Myanmar May 31, 2021 Find out morecenter_img Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is shocked to learn that news weekly publisher Wai Yan Heinn was found stabbed to death in Rangoon on 16 April, and urges the Burmese authorities to conduct a swift investigation that considers the possibility that he was killed in connection with his journalism. News Help by sharing this information News April 19, 2017 – Updated on August 23, 2019 Burma : RSF calls for thorough investigation into journalist’s murder to go further May 26, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar May 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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