Salary Survey 2020: Part 4

first_imgWhile the data shows a fall in average salaries, this by no means reflects a fall in the going rate. Talented product managers still command a premium; it’s just that this year we’ve seen employers try to hire at more junior levels, especially in Malta. There’s no escaping the fact, though, that experience is highly valuable and can rarely be found on the cheap, particularly in younger markets and most noticeably in the US.– Darren Kirby The specialist expertise required by igaming’s marketing professionals remains critical. Even as the out-of-industry talent pool swells, employers still require deep industry experience, particularly in markets with strict advertising regulation. We expect demand to stay high, especially in content, CRM and acquisition. – Chloe Bailey AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter In the fourth and final part of the iGB-Pentasia Salary Survey for 2020, we look at the salary benchmarks for finance & operations, marketing, product & project, sales & account management and tech & design MarketingIn recession times, businesses often see marketing as a luxury; nice to have, but easy to trim. Igaming employers have largely taken a longer-term view, retaining the majority of marketing staff. Remote work was already common in tech, but it’s now become the default. Employers aren’t always enthusiastic, particularly when it comes to commercial or corporate roles. Contract work and consulting arrangements are now more common. Unsurprisingly, many have focused on the task at hand, putting plans for job moves on hold. Now, though, demand is rising and salary rates have increased year-on-year, reflecting the consistent importance of these roles within businesses. Remote opportunities are perhaps thinnest on the ground for finance and operations professionals, when compared to colleagues in other departments. Employers should expect to plan well ahead for recruitment, particularly when targeting senior candidates.– Christine Hili Topics: People Diversity HR People moves Recruitment Data from senior management roles are included, but not C-suite or Board because salaries at this level vary so greatly on an individual basis. However, hope is already returning. Confidence has risen as the industry discovers that much of its revenue held strong. And where it initially seemed like sales and account managers’ modus operandi had been obliterated (conferences, meetings, networking), the profession is proving its ability to find new ways to work. Remote hires are now absolutely the new normal.– Steve Kirk Tech & designThe initial recoil of the tech talent market during lockdown was fleeting; demand sprung back sharply. The market is arguably more competitive than ever. While salaries have only increased moderately, Covid-19 has intensified cross-industry digitalisation, piling additional pressure on an already limited gaming talent pool. DevOps specialists and Java developers are our most-requested candidates, as are tech leaders. Read Part 1 of the iGB-Pentasia Salary Survey, which covers the headline figures, Part 2 on the key regional trends and Part 3 on the benchmarks for analytics and data; customer services; and compliance, legal and fraud. Finance & operationsIt’s fair to say that those in operational roles, and in finance, have experienced a challenging year. Sales & account managementThe Covid-19-induced shock to confidence can be seen most keenly in sales and account management. For many companies, salespeople were the first in line for furlough or lay-offs. Naturally, salaries have fallen, opportunities are less prevalent and those in employment remain cautious of moving jobs during tough economic times. Subscribe to the iGaming newslettercenter_img Email Address Companies planning tech expansion should make talent acquisition a top strategic priority and should conduct a market mapping exercise prior to deciding on the right location for their technical hubs.– Robert Gray Reducing salary levels reflect a slower market pace, however. Candidates remain understandably cautious about moving jobs, even as opportunities are growing once again.  The survey covers a wide range of roles to ensure it takes into account variations in factors such as specialisms, seniority and experience.  Salary Survey 2020: Part 4 People Quoted ranges refer primarily to UK salaries. Across Europe, rates are generally around 5-10% lower, and in Malta 10-20% lower. Selected US salary bands have also been listed. In other locations, rates vary significantly. In Europe many employers have focused on tech team growth within Eastern European countries, though many have discovered shallower talent pools than expected, leading to frequent bidding wars. Data analysis & editorial: Will Sawney, Eleni Antonaropoulou & Sam Carey Product & projectDiversification is the topic on everyone’s lips. 2020 showed how punishing an over-reliance on one product – sportsbook – can be. Product and project managers are leading the efforts to ensure greater resilience through expansion into new areas: esports, virtuals, casino and beyond. 17th November 2020 | By Stephen Carter Tags: Salary Survey 2020 Pentasia Notes on the dataSalary bands compiled using data from placements made by Pentasia from July 2019 to June 2020 inclusive, as well as its consultants’ knowledge of the market. Part one of the Salary Survey looks at the headline figures, while part two analyses of trends in key jurisdictions. Part three, meanwhile, benchmarks salaries for the most in-demand roles, as well as setting out how employers and candidates can use the data to their advantage. Image by Wynn Pointaux from Pixabaylast_img read more

Les Gaz Industriels Limitée (GIL.mu) 2010 Abridged Report

first_imgLes Gaz Industriels Limitée (GIL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Chemicals sector has released it’s 2010 abridged results.For more information about Les Gaz Industriels Limitée (GIL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Les Gaz Industriels Limitée (GIL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Les Gaz Industriels Limitée (GIL.mu)  2010 abridged results.Company ProfileLes Gaz Industriels Limitée is based in Bell Village, Mauritius, and engages in the manufacturing, distribution and sale of industrial gases such as liquid and gaseous nitrogen in bulk, cylinders and welding electrodes in Mauritius and internationally. The company’s production line also include medical gases that are primarily used for medical purposes such as hospitals and clinics, these gases include oxygen, air, entonox, and nitrous oxide gases. In addition, Les Gaz Industriels Limitée offers industrial gas equipment comprising of regulators, cutting torches, flashback arrestors, and a selection of accessories and options in medical gas equipment, as well as welding and cutting services. Les Gaz Industriels Limitée is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

2 Nick Train stocks I’d buy for my ISA today

first_img Edward Sheldon, CFA | Tuesday, 26th January, 2021 | More on: EXPN HL Edward Sheldon owns shares in Hargreaves Lansdown and Experian. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Experian and Hargreaves Lansdown. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFA Image source: Getty Images FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Nick Train is widely regarded as one of the UK’s top fund managers. Since his UK Equity fund was launched in 2006, it has delivered a return of around 370%. That’s about three-and-a-half times the return of the FTSE All-Share index.Today, I’m going to look at two stocks that Train currently holds in his UK fund. I’d be happy to buy both stocks right now. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…A top Nick Train growth stockLet’s start with a stock Nick Train added to his fund last year – Experian (LSE: EXPN). It’s one of the major players in the consumer credit data space. Last week, it posted a healthy trading update in which it reported organic revenue growth of 7% for the quarter ended 31 December.I see Experian as a good fit for my portfolio for a few reasons. Firstly, it operates in a growth industry. The market for data analytics is expected to grow at a healthy rate in the years ahead. Secondly, it has competitive advantage – Experian’s industry enjoys high barriers to entry. This means there’s less risk of rivals stealing market share.Third, the company has a number of high-quality attributes. Return on capital employed, for example, has averaged 19% of over the last five years. This tells us that the company is very profitable. Additionally, it also has a fantastic dividend growth track record. Over the last five years, the dividend has been raised from 39 cents to 47 cents per share.Experian shares currently trade on a forward-looking P/E of around 31 which means the valuation of the stock is relatively high. This does add risk to the investment case. If the company’s future financial results are disappointing, its share price could fall significantly. However, given EXPN’s high-quality attributes, and long-term growth potential, I’m not personally worried about the premium valuation. Overall, I see Experian as a good stock for me to buy and hold for the long term.Long-term growth potentialThe second Nick Train stock I’d buy today is Hargreaves Lansdown (LSE: HL). It’s a leading player in the UK retail investing space.I’m bullish on this Train stock for a few reasons. Firstly, interest in stock picking has increased over the last year or so. Investors have realised that, by picking stocks, they can potentially make much higher returns than by simply investing in passive index funds, even though they can also potentially lose more. I think this renewed interest in stocks should benefit Hargreaves Lansdown.Secondly, Britons have saved record amounts of money over the last year while on lockdown. I expect a considerable amount of this money to find its way into the stock market, which, once again, should benefit Hargreaves.Third, stock markets tend to rise over the long run. Given that Hargreaves generates a large proportion of its income from assets under administration (AUA), there’s a good chance its income will increase over time from rising AUA. It also has quality attributes. It’s very profitable (five-year average ROCE of 74%) and has a strong balance sheet. It has also put together a good dividend growth track record.However, like Experian, this stock does have a relatively high valuation. The forward-looking P/E ratio is 29, which again adds risk to the investment case. Overall though, I think the long-term risk/reward proposition offered by this Nick Train stock suits my investment goals. Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment.center_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. 2 Nick Train stocks I’d buy for my ISA todaylast_img read more

Four Fiji players to watch in Rugby World Cup opener against England (videos)

first_imgPlayers like Nikola Matawalu and Vereniki Goneva could cause England problems in their Rugby World Cup opener against Fiji LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 06: Nikola Matawalu of Fiji breaks away from the Canada defence during the International match between Fiji and Canada at Twickenham Stoop on September 6, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images for Harlequins) What Niko Matawalu lacks in height he more than makes up for in speed and trickery. The versatile back has been named at scrum-half for the England game, but he also lined up on the wing for Glasgow Warriors.His exploits for the Scottish PRO12 side, including his masterclass from the bench against Cardiff Blues last season (above), earned him a move to Aviva Premiership side Bath in the off-season and he’ll be looking to show up a couple of his new teammates on Friday.Videos courtesy of BBC Alba Leone Nakarawa (second row)Dubbed the “master of the offload”, Leone Nakarawa is a pretty fearsome ball carrier in the PRO12, as demonstrated in the final against Munster this year (above).His size makes him hard to bring down, while his hands and speed of thought see him able to hand off to on-rushing teammates on a regular basis. With the creativity and strength in the Fijian backs, that’s an ominous combination.Video courtesy of SetantaVereniki Goneva (centre)Aviva Premiership fans will know Goneva’s name and his penchant for scoring impressive tries for Leicester Tigers. Equally adept on the wing as he is in the centres, Goneva will start at No 13 on Friday and will provide a tough test for the England defence.Twenty-eight tries in 67 games for Tigers is a decent conversion rate and the 31-year-old has touched down 14 times in 35 games for his country.Nemani Nadolo (wing)Players like George North have almost reinvented the wing position in recent years, with tall, heavy speedsters replacing the traditional pocket rockets of yesteryear. But few come taller and heavier – and faster – than Nemani Nadolo. TAGS: Fiji center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS By Stuart ClarkeEngland are widely expected to get their Rugby World Cup campaign off to a flying start against Fiji at Twickenham on Friday, but don’t expect the visitors to simply roll over.As seems to be the case with many of the Pacific Islands, Fiji possess a number of players who mix sheer size with raw speed, creating problems for even the strongest defences.>>> Where to watch England v FijiThe England lines will have to be vigilant on Friday night, especially when the four players below are on the ball. If you don’t know their names yet, be sure to take a look at their video highlights and look out for them on the pitch.Nikola Matawalu (scrum-half) Standing at 6ft 5in, Nadolo tips the scales at a couple of bags of sugar under 20st. Having that rumble towards you will strike fear into the best defenders, and it’s especially galling when he outruns you in a foot race.To see all of Rugby World’s latest subscription deals click herelast_img read more

All you need to know about Student Aid

first_img TAGSFAFSAStudent Aid Previous articleMatthew expected to produce “life-threatening flash floods and mudslides”Next articleCity receives $625,000 from Department of Justice Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your name here The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here 3 Types of FAFSA deadlines you should pay attention toAh, deadlines. The sworn enemy of students across the nation. When you’re busy with classes, extracurricular activities, and a social life in whatever time you’ve got left, it’s easy to lose track and let due dates start whooshing by. All of a sudden, your U.S. history paper is due at midnight, and you still don’t know Madison from a minuteman. We get it.Nevertheless, we’re here to point out a few critical deadlines that you really shouldn’t miss: those to do with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®). By submitting your FAFSA late, you might be forfeiting big money that can help you pay for college. Luckily for you, you’ve got just three types of deadlines to stay on top of. Now if only your Founding Father flashcards were that simple.Here are those three deadlines:1. The College DeadlineThe first type of deadline comes from colleges themselves, and—spoiler alert—it’s typically pretty early. These deadlines vary from school to school, but they usually come well before the academic year starts. If you’re applying to multiple colleges, be sure to look up each school’s FAFSA deadline and apply by the earliest one.Many of these FAFSA due dates are priority deadlines. This means that you need to get your FAFSA in by that date to be considered for the most money. Many colleges have this date clearly marked on their financial aid pages. If you can’t find it, you can always call your school’s financial aid office.If you’re worried about gathering information to complete the FAFSA in time to meet this deadline, don’t be. Beginning with the 2017-18 FAFSA, you’ll be able to apply as early as October 1 (instead of January 1 as you may have done in the past). This earlier submission date will give you more time to complete the FAFSA before college deadlines approach, which means more time to compare schools and more certainty. You’ll use earlier (2015) tax information, so there’s no need for estimates and most people will be able to automatically import tax information directly into the FAFSA.Didn’t think it could get any easier? The earlier launch date coincides with many college application deadlines, so go ahead and apply for schools and for federal aid at the same time. If you haven’t figured out where you’re applying yet, don’t worry! You can still submit the FAFSA now. Just add any school you’re considering, even if you’re not sure whether you’ll apply or be accepted. You can always add or remove schools later.2. The State DeadlineThe second deadline is determined by your home state. Check your state’s deadline here.Some states have suggested deadlines to make sure you get priority consideration for college money, and some just want you to get the FAFSA in as soon as you can. Several states that offer first come, first served financial aid will be changing their deadlines from “as soon as possible after January 1” to “as soon as possible after October 1” to match the application’s earlier launch. If your state’s deadline is “As soon as possible after October 1, 2016,” you should get your FAFSA submitted ASAP. Many of these states award financial aid funds only until they run out, so the sooner you apply, the better your chances.3. The Federal DeadlineThis last deadline comes from us, the Department of Education, aka the FAFSA folks. This one is pretty low-pressure. Our only time constraint is that each year’s FAFSA becomes unavailable on June 30 at the end of the academic year it applies to.That means that the 2017–18 FAFSA (which launched on Oct. 1, 2016) will disappear from fafsa.gov on June 30, 2018, because that’s the end of the 2017–18 school year. That’s right; you can technically go through your entire year at college before accessing the FAFSA. However, a few federal student aid programs have limited funds, so be sure to apply as soon as you can. Also, as we said, earlier deadlines from states and colleges make waiting a bad idea.For more details on these deadlines, go here. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitterlast_img read more

South Durras House / Fearns Studio

first_imgSave this picture!© Tom Ferguson+ 20 Share Houses photographs:  Tom FergusonPhotographs:  Tom Ferguson Save this picture!© Tom FergusonRecommended ProductsDoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesText description provided by the architects. This renovation of an 80’s beach house comprises modifications to existing interiors and a new studio extending into the rear yard.Save this picture!© Tom FergusonA single , oversized sliding door defines a modified living space – expanding lounge areas and allowing new views of surrounding bushland when open and overflow accommodation for extra guests when closed.Save this picture!© Tom FergusonNew storage is provided by joinery in disused, split level sub-floor areas and connection to enlarged deck areas on the front of the house is clarified with a galley kitchen and island.Save this picture!© Tom FergusonThe studio is square in plan and incorporates a diagonal ridge beam with irregular post heights at each corner.Save this picture!© Tom FergusonThe studio roof folds over at one side and hits the ground at a single point, continuing new irregular geometry to frame a double height view of the leafy garden. Save this picture!ElevationProject gallerySee allShow lessTunnels Under London: the Largest Infrastructure Project in EuropeArchitecture NewsFill out the Women In Architecture SurveyArchitecture News Share 2012 CopyHouses, Renovation•South Durras, Australia South Durras House / Fearns StudioSave this projectSaveSouth Durras House / Fearns Studio Year:  “COPY” Area:  219 m² Area:  219 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Australia 2012 Year:  Architects: Fearns Studio Area Area of this architecture project South Durras House / Fearns Studio ArchDaily Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/452927/south-durras-house-fearns-studio Clipboard Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/452927/south-durras-house-fearns-studio Clipboard CopyAbout this officeFearns StudioOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationSouth DurrasHousesRefurbishmentRenovationAustraliaPublished on December 02, 2013Cite: “South Durras House / Fearns Studio” 02 Dec 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricShower ColumnshansgroheShoulder ShowersPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesMorin Corp.Metal Wall Systems – ExposedStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Stonika SeriesConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame SlopeThermalSchöckMinimizing Thermal Bridges in BalconiesWindowspanoramah!®ah! Ultra MinimalistEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWork ChairsDynamobelWork Chair – SLAT 16More products »Save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 streamlast_img read more

Women’s basketball squeezes out win over Cornell

first_imgReddIt Previous articleNoticiero TCU 10 de Noviembre de 2019Next articleWhat we’re reading: House Democrats prepare for first public impeachment hearings Sam Fristachi RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Women’s Basketball falls to Kansas State in overtime loss TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Sam Fristachihttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sam-fristachi/ Linkedin ReddIt + posts Facebook Sam Fristachihttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sam-fristachi/ Twitter Jaycee Bradley’s 15 points helps Frogs beat Cornell TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Sam Fristachi Facebook Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Women’s basketball falls in Big 12 Championship quarterfinals to Baylor Twitter Women’s Basketball falls in regular-season finale against Texas Linkedin Sam Fristachihttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sam-fristachi/ Samantha Fristachi is a senior from Massapequa, New York. She is a journalism and sports broadcasting major and a business minor. She hopes to be a sports broadcaster on ESPN one day. Sam Fristachihttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sam-fristachi/ printDespite a slow offensive second half, TCU women’s basketball beat Cornell 59-49 with help from senior Jaycee Bradley, who had 15 points in the game.“We had a strong start,” head coach Raegan Pebley said. “We took care of the ball. [Cornell] changed their defenses up a lot. That was a positive for us today. It was a physical game and I liked how we embraced the physical play.”The Horned Frogs started off strong in the first quarter, going 4-for-4 on field goals to open with a 10-5 lead. Things slowed down for TCU, as they suffered a scoring drought that would last 3:07. The Frogs ended the first quarter on top with a slim 19-16 lead.The Frogs got back to their strong offense in the second quarter by going on two 7-0 runs in the quarter. Bradley led the team with 12 points in the first half.Offense was hard to come by in the third quarter for the Horned Frogs as they scored just five points. The Horned Frogs went on two scoring droughts in the quarter, with the second one lasting over five minutes of play. “I wasn’t really happy with how we came out in the third, just really flat and a little too passive,” Pebley said.Although TCU saw offensive struggles, the team never lost the lead. Cornell cut what was a 15-point deficit down to three points, trailing 49-46 with 5:37 left to play. TCU guard Kianna Ray then drained a three-pointer at the other end to stop the Big Red in their tracks.Kianna Ray had 13 points, 9 rebounds, and 1 assist against Cornell. Photo Courtesy of GoFrogs.com.Cornell got it back down to a four-point deficit in on its next possession, but TCU closed out the final 3:22 of the game on a 7-1 run to seal the win.Bradley ended the night with 15 points, three rebounds and two assists.Ray added a season-high 14 points and nine rebounds and guard Lauren Heard had her second straight double-digit game with 13 points and a team-leading four assists.“We had two really good wins over experienced teams,” Ray said. “Winning these games but knowing we have so much to improve on is really promising.”Yummy Morris had a career-high in blocks with four.TCU will close out its season-opening three-game homestand at 6:30 p.m. this Thursday against Nicholls State. Women’s Basketball on three-game skid after loss to Oklahomalast_img read more

Peace treaty signing marked by renewed violence against journalists and media outlets

first_imgNews The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa News Reporters Without Borders welcomes the commitments made by participants at the Côte d’Ivoire peace talks with regards to media issues, but is quite concerned about the renewed violence against media and journalists in Côte d’Ivoire that has followed the signing of the treaty. Reporters Without Borders urges the authorities to respect their commitments and do everything possible to guarantee the safety of journalists working in the country. Côte d’IvoireAfrica Help by sharing this information to go further Reporters Without Borders welcomes the commitments made by participants at the Côte d’Ivoire peace talks with regards to media issues. The Linas-Marcoussistreaty, signed the night of 24 January 2003 and endorsed by the African heads of state who met in Paris two days later, enshrined Points V and VI on “Media” and “Human Rights”. “This treaty shows a real political will on the part of the Ivoirian leaders. But it is now the new government’s responsibility to respect and apply the commitments that were made,” stated Reporters Without Borders Secretary-General Robert Ménard. In fact, the organisation is quite concerned about the renewed violence against media and journalists in Côte d’Ivoire that has followed the signing of the treaty. Reporters Without Borders urges the authorities to respect their commitments and do everything possible to guarantee the safety of journalists working in the country.These measures must be respected and applied without delay. Violence andattacks against media outlets and journalists in the country have increased since the signing of the treaty, and the riots and demonstrations that followed the signing. On 26 January, the offices of the private station Radio Nostalgie, located in Abidjan’s Plateau neighbourhood, were ransacked by anti-French protesters. They smashed the station’s windows and destroyed office equipment. The station, whose director is Hamed Bakayoko, an official from Alassane Ouattara’s opposition Republican Rally (Rassemblement des Républicains) party, was previously attacked by armed men in October 2002. On the morning of 26 January,the offices of the independent newspaper Le Jour were also ransacked by youths opposed to the Marcoussis treaty. They destroyed or vandalised all of the paper’s equipment and poured gasoline throughout the offices, though they did not set the office on fire. Two of Le Jour’s contributors were assaulted by the mob while on their way to the paper’s offices. A short while before the attack, Le Jour had published two investigative reports on “death squads” in which they implicated the Ivoirian security forces.An Agence France-Presse journalist was also attacked in Cocody, a residential neighbourhood in Abidjan, and demonstrators threw stones at his vehicle. N’Guessan N’Guessan, a photographer from the newspaper Fraternité Matin, was also assaulted by youth protesters in Abidjan’s Plateau neighbourhood. The youths ran off with the flash from his camera. Several newspapers were unable to publish on 27 January because of these incidents, including Le Jour, Le Patriote and Le Réveil.Among the points in the treaty that deal with media, the new government of national reconciliation “condemns the incitement to hatred and xenophobia disseminated by certain media outlets”, and aims to give greater power over to the media regulation authorities, in order to assure that the professional code of ethics is respected. The new government also plans to “guarantee the neutrality and impartiality” of public media outlets and “favour media’s financial independence”. They have also pledged to reinstate broadcasts of international radio and television programmes.In addition, a national human rights commission will be created, in order to assure “the protection of rights and freedoms in Côte d’Ivoire”. The new government has committed itself to bringing the authors of major human rights violations before the International Criminal Court.On 16 January, Reporters Without Borders had called on political parties and rebel movements taking part in the Côte d’Ivoire peace talks to make a real commitmenttowards instituting a freer and more responsible press in the country. January 27, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Peace treaty signing marked by renewed violence against journalists and media outlets Follow the news on Côte d’Ivoire Receive email alerts Organisation October 16, 2020 Find out more RSF_en RSF’s recommendations for protecting press freedom during Côte d’Ivoire’s elections November 27, 2020 Find out more News Côte d’IvoireAfrica Reports October 29, 2020 Find out more Threats against journalists in run-up to Côte d’Ivoire’s presidential electionlast_img read more

Shannon Chamber welcomes announcement that drive-thru Covid-19 testing centre to open…

first_imgAdvertisement Email Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener TAGSCoronaviruscovid19Keeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostShannon airport Designed by FreepikSHANNON Chamber has described the news that Irish healthcare company, RocDoc, is to open its first regional COVID-19 testing facility at Shannon Airport as a step in the right direction.“It demonstrates that Shannon is a very proactive Airport and is doing everything within its power to welcome customers back again as soon as is practicable.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “The fact that this state-of-the-art testing facility, which will undertake Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) approved CE marked tests using PCR and LAMP technology, can also be availed of by businesses and the general public will be of tremendous benefit to anyone needing to access fast-turnaround results.“We commend Shannon Airport and RocDoc on this initiative which will contribute greatly to reducing the spread of the virus and facilitate the resumption of air travel once it is safe to do so again.“While we may not experience our old normal for quite some time yet, every new step in the direction of some type of normality is welcome. Everyone wants to come through this pandemic safely with our economy revived; testing and tracking is the route to this end,” added Ms Downes. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash WhatsApp LimerickNewsShannon Chamber welcomes announcement that drive-thru Covid-19 testing centre to open at Shannon AirportBy Meghann Scully – November 11, 2020 206 Facebookcenter_img Linkedin Print Previous articleShannon Group welcomes Government funding announcement for Shannon AirportNext articleLimerick Post Show | Tracworx launch Blueworx Meghann Scully Twitter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limericklast_img read more

ReGelTec Presents Early Feasibility Study at ASSR Annual Meeting

first_img Twitter ReGelTec Presents Early Feasibility Study at ASSR Annual Meeting Local NewsBusiness Facebook Previous articleEthisphere Announces the 2021 World’s Most Ethical CompaniesNext articleKao Included in the World’s Most Ethical Companies® List for a Record 15th Consecutive Year Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest Dr Alfonso Spath presented at the 2021 ASSR annual meeting. WhatsAppcenter_img Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 23, 2021 TAGS  WhatsApp Twitter Pinterestlast_img read more