Shock upturn in US jobless benefit claims

first_img Show Comments ▼ Share KCS-content by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBeZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Heraldautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comDaily Finance StoriesChrissy Metz, 40, Shows Off Massive Weight Loss In Fierce New PhotoDaily Finance Stories CLAIMS for unemployment benefits in the US unexpectedly shot up last week, official data showed yesterday.New claims have been on a downward path for around two years, but jumped by 27,000 in the week ending 9 April to total 412,000.Applications for state benefit typically increase at the beginning of a new quarter, as payments are calculated on the basis of the previous four quarters’ earnings. Yet the degree of volatility still shocked analysts and comes as an unwelcome knock to the US recovery.“I’d view this as one data point, and a data point that is volatile from week to week,” said Brian Lazorishak of Chase Investment Counsel in Virginia.“However, one of the positives we’ve had in the past year is continued, albeit slow, improvement in the jobs picture, so any setback there will be discouraging.”Meanwhile, inflationary pressures were revealed in a separate data release from the bureau of labour statistics. Core producer prices – which do not include food or energy components – rose 0.3 per cent in March, compared to February. The jump pushed the annualised rate of core price inflation to 1.9 per cent, the largest gain since August 2009.“Yet the rise in core prices was all concentrated in light truck prices,” said economist Brian Jones of Societe Generale in New York. “It could be due to seasonal adjustments and they tend to be volatile. It could even be a pickup in demand.”The headline producer price index number showed a 0.7 per cent rise in prices on the month, largely driven by energy prices, which surged by 2.6 per cent.Compared to March last year, the price of finished goods was up 5.8 per cent. Tags: NULLcenter_img Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap whatsapp Thursday 14 April 2011 8:07 pm Shock upturn in US jobless benefit claims whatsapplast_img read more

First lessons in slots: Lessons #13 and #14

first_imgLesson #14: Social is fun Slots are a serious business. Slots were almost always serious in how the symbols were drawn. There was little humor in it. Small sidenotes: Tastes also change regionally. I had the opportunity of testing top games in various casinos. For some casinos the top games were all warm colours while for others the top games were all cold colours. They realised that to play not for real money, players would expect the game to be a lot more fun.  One of their main changes was to make the art fun and humorous and funny. The characters were exaggerated. The non-characters were exaggerated.  This was the major breakthrough of Playtika: when it launched Slotomania.  Email Address Graphic artists will tell you that there is a big difference between warm colours and cold colours.  And, of course, there is. They will automatically assume that because it is true that warm versus cold colours help us make decisions in almost everything, then that affects slots as well.  And they were right.  This is the test I did: I looked at the top games at the time and saw that warm colours and cold colours had no influence on a game being a top game. This is one of the few things that real-money slots companies find very hard to understand when trying to create their own social slots. That was a shocking revelation, and yet, it was true.  Social slots were nothing before Playtika created Slotomania. You could basically say that even though there were a few attempts at creating slots on Facebook not for real money, until Slotomania skyrocketed, there were no social slots.  Lesson #13: Warm colours vs cold colours Topics: Casino & games Online casino Product & technology Slots The top team of Playtika came from real money slots with 888. But when they created Slotomania they did some things you never do in real money.  Guy Hasson continues to share the secrets to succeeding in slots, this week dealing with the importance of colour, and how a sense of fun helped revolutionise social titles. One assumes that’s correct as well.  But I tested that pretty early in my career.  First lessons in slots: Lessons #13 and #14 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Players’ expectations when playing social slots was to have fun more than to make money (since they couldn’t make money in social). Later, I would find out you can create more ‘fun’ in math as well.  Casino & games 27th May 2021 | By contenteditor To be a top game you need many, but not all, of this list: a great theme, a great math, great symbol choice, and sometimes great features. But you do not need warm colours nor do you need cold colors to be a top game. Guy Hasson worked for Playtech for three years before becoming Playtika’s content manager, responsible for the content of Slotomania and Caesars Casino. He is now a social slot consultant, specialising in game popularity. Tags: First lessons in slots Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter The lesson here: create slots in both warm and cold colours, and don’t be afraid to use either one. last_img read more

Why I think housebuilder shares look poised to outperform the market

first_img See all posts by Kevin Godbold Why I think housebuilder shares look poised to outperform the market Kevin Godbold | Thursday, 9th July, 2020 | More on: PSN VTY The chancellor’s announcement yesterday relaxing stamp duty on the purchase of houses is encouraging. Indeed, it could stimulate  property sales, as intended. And recent upbeat statements from some housebuilding companies are also welcome news and could help the sector outperform the market.Taking these two indicators together, I’m bullish on prospects for stocks in the housebuilding sector and believe they could outperform the market.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…Trading better than the market expectedIt’s no secret that the coronavirus crisis knocked down the share prices of the London-listed housebuilding companies. For example, at 2,558p, Persimmon (LSE: PSN) is still around 22% below its level in February, before the crisis struck the markets.And other housebuilders’ stocks are even lower. Taylor Wimpey is about 38% down, Bellway is 40% lower, Redrow around 45% under its spring peak, and Vistry (LSE: VTY) has fallen by much as 50%. Of course, all these shares have bounced back somewhat from their coronavirus lows, but I reckon they could have much further to climb.I think the market was behaving rationally when it marked down the housebuilders’ shares. When the Covid-19 pandemic emerged back in the spring, nobody knew what the future would look like. The national lockdown was unprecedented in our lifetimes, and there were many unknowns. The market priced in the collapse of trading, revenues and profits for the housebuilding companies. And, at the time, that assumption looked valid.But the housebuilders have managed to keep on trading, in many cases. And recent statements have been upbeat. For example, today’s half-year trading update from Vistry covers the six months to 30 June. And the company said sales continued throughout lockdown and pricing remains “firm.”During the period, the company’s employees returned to site working and the directors describe the first-half performance as “resilient.” Vistry even managed to reduce its net debt by around 25% to about £355m, which was “ahead of our expectations at the start of the pandemic.”A positive immediate outlookLooking immediately ahead, chief executive Greg Fitzgerald said in the report there’s been an ongoing pick up in sales over the past eight weeks and the company has a “strong” forward order book. He also has “confidence” for the second half of the trading year.Meanwhile, in a trading update from Persimmon today, chief executive Dave Jenkinson had good news as well. He said the company is entering the second half in a “strong position,” with work in progress “well advanced.” Indeed, forward sales are around 15% ahead year-on-year, and the company has a healthy-looking cash holding of about £830m.I reckon it’s emerging that the short-term outlook for housebuilding companies is much better than feared by many when the coronavirus hit the economy. And the medium- and long-term outlooks look robust as well. We’re still suffering from a housing shortage in the UK, for example, and mortgage borrowing costs are still very low because of fallen interest rates.Overall, I think housebuilding shares look like a good place to be right now and they could go on to outperform the market. 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. 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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. Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. 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World Rugby Awards recap to honour Dan Carter, Japan, the Best Try and more

first_imgTuesday Nov 3, 2015 World Rugby Awards recap to honour Dan Carter, Japan, the Best Try and more The World Rugby Awards took place on Sunday evening following a thrilling culmination to the 2015 Rugby World Cup. New Zealand scooped a lot of the big awards, while Wallabies coach Michael Cheika claimed Coach of the Year, and Japan were selected as having scored the best try of the tournament. Here we look at all the awards. While awards like Team of the Year and Coach of the Year are often quite predictable, the most prestigious award of the night went to All Black great Dan Carter, who was named World Rugby Player of the Year 2015. He joins captain Richie McCaw as a three-time recipient of the accolade.Carter, who was at the very top of his game, last won the award in 2005 and 2012.Team of the Year naturally went to New Zealand, while Wallabies coach Michael Cheika was rewarded for the great work he has done after being in charge of Australia for just 12 months. The winners were selected by the awards’ independent panel of judges, chaired by Rugby World Cup 1999 winning captain John Eales and made up of former internationals, media and the RWC 2015 participating teams.The panel deliberated on every major test match played this year, starting with the first Six Nations match and finishing with the Rugby World Cup 2015 final.See a recap here, with more about each individual award as you scroll down the page  Player of the Year 2015 – Dan Carter Carter was named Man of the Match in the final after steering the All Blacks to victory, kicking 19 points including a drop goal and long-range penalty to halt the Australian fight-back. The all-time leading point scorer in international rugby with 1,598 points to his name in 112 tests, Carter has been back to his best in recent weeks, inspired by the chance to play in a first Rugby World Cup final.He received the award ahead of five other nominees – All Blacks team-mate Julian Savea, Australia flanker Michael Hooper and number eight David Pocock, Wales second-row Alun Wyn Jones and Scotland scrum-half Greig Laidlaw.Carter said: “It’s a dream come true. It’s not why you play the game, for personal accolades, but at the same time it’s very pleasing and a very proud moment because I’ve had to work extremely hard, especially these last two to three years with the injuries that I’ve had. “To come out fighting on the other side and achieve what I’ve achieved personally, but also what the team has achieved, it has been a very special moment of my career.”Coach of the Year 2015 – Michael Cheika, AustraliaAustralia coach Michael Cheika received the World Rugby Coach of the Year accolade after transforming the Wallabies in his 12 months at the helm, guiding them to The Rugby Championship title and the RWC 2015 final. Breakthrough Player of the Year – Nehe Milner-Skudder, New ZealandNehe Milner-Skudder becomes the inaugural recipient of this award after a remarkable year that has seen him make his Super Rugby debut, score twice on his All Blacks debut against Australia and cross the line six times in as many matches at Rugby World Cup 2015. Blessed with pace and quick feet, Milner-Skudder scored New Zealand’s opening try in the final at Twickenham.Nominees: Vasil Lobzhanidze (Georgia), Mark Bennett (Scotland)Rugby World Cup Best Match Moment – Japan (vs South Africa, RWC 2015)With more than five million people engaged by this new award, a partnership between World Rugby and Facebook, the winner was Japan’s shock victory over former champions South Africa on the opening weekend, Karne Hesketh’s try securing a 34-32 win for the Brave Blossoms.Shortlist: Jonah Lomu (v England, RWC 1995), France (v New Zealand, RWC 1999), Jonny Wilkinson (v Australia, RWC 2003)IRPA Try of the Year – Julian Savea (second try v France, RWC 2015)The New Zealand winger showed brute strength to bounce off three French defenders and touch down in the left corner for a try that Jonah Lomu would have been proud of, one that would not have been possible had Ben Smith not been so commanding under the high ball that created the opportunity for Savea to barge his way over.Nominees: Vincent Debaty (France), Fetu’u Vainikolo (Tonga), Justin Tipuric (Wales), Ayumu Goromaru (Japan), Julian Savea (New Zealand) World Rugby Referee Award – Nigel OwensNigel Owens became the seventh referee, and second Welshman, to take charge of a Rugby World Cup final at Twickenham on Saturday. A veteran of three Rugby World Cups and 68 test matches, the 44-year-old is the most experienced member of the current referee panel.Nominees: Jérôme Garcès (France), Alhambra Nievas (Spain) Sevens Player of the Year – Werner Kok, South AfricaIn only his second full season Werner Kok was instrumental in South Africa’s performances in all nine rounds of the 2014-15 series, most notably in their cup win on home soil in Port Elizabeth, and as the Blitzboks became the first to side to confirm qualification for the 2016 Olympic Games. He ended the season as the series’ leading tackler.Nominees: Seabelo Senatla (South Africa), Semi Kunatani (Fiji)Women’s Player of the Year – Kendra Cocksedge, New ZealandAn influential member of the Black Ferns side, both for her prowess as a goal-kicker and the way she unleashes the talented New Zealand backline. A Women’s Rugby World Cup winner, the 27-year-old was an integral part of New Zealand’s success at the Women’s Rugby Super Series, producing a kicking masterclass as her side beat world champions England along with USA and their hosts Canada to claim the inaugural title.Nominees: Sophie Spence (Ireland), Gaëlle Mignot (France)Women’s Sevens Player of the Year – Portia Woodman, New ZealandPortia Woodman continued to break records in the 2014-15 World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series, scoring 14 tries in the USA round alone. She finished the season with an incredible 52 tries in the series, the first woman and only fifth player in Sevens World Series history to pass a half century. A lethal finisher, her partnership with another former netballer in Kayla McAlister was at times simply too hot for opponents to handle.Nominees: Sarah Goss (New Zealand), Charlotte Caslick (Australia), Nadezda Kudinova (Russia)Award for Character in association with Land Rover – Pakistan Rugby UnionPakistan’s rugby community came together in a show of solidarity on 1 February, 2015 when a PRU domestic championship match took place in Peshawar between Khyber PakhtunKwa (KPK) and the Federal Administrated Tribal Agency (FATA), only two months after the terrorist attacks on the Army Public School killed more than 150 people, many of them children. FATA won the match 15-0 but the match was secondary to the message the teams, match officials and rugby community sent out that day in a country where the sport continues to grow.Vernon Pugh Award for Distinguished Service – Nigel Starmer-SmithA former scrum-half who won seven caps for England from 1969-71, he forged a career in rugby journalism after his retirement and become one of the game’s most recognisable names and voices. A former Rugby Special presenter, it was in more than three decades as a commentator provided his greatest contribution, including more than 10 years on the World Rugby Sevens Series.IRPA Special Merit Award – Brian O’Driscoll and Nathan SharpeTwo former test captains who each represented their country more than 100 times in Ireland’s Brian O’Driscoll and Nathan Sharpe of Australia. O’Driscoll played 141 tests from 1999-2014, leaving a huge hole in the Ireland midfield when he retired as the most-capped player in test history. Sharpe was a Rugby World Cup runner-up in 2003, just a decade after making his debut and he bowed out a decade later with 116 caps to his name.Full list of World Rugby Awards winnersWorld Rugby Player of the Year in association with MasterCard – Daniel Carter, New ZealandWorld Rugby Team of the Year – New ZealandWorld Rugby Coach of the Year – Michael Cheika, AustraliaWorld Rugby Women’s Player of the Year – Kendra Cocksedge, New ZealandWorld Rugby Breakthrough Player of the Year – Nehe Milner-Skudder, New ZealandWorld Rugby Sevens Player of the Year in association with HSBC – Werner Kok, South AfricaWorld Rugby Women’s Sevens Player of the Year – Portia Woodman, New ZealandWorld Rugby Referee Award – Nigel OwensVernon Pugh Award for Distinguished Service – Nigel Starmer-SmithAward for Character in association with Land Rover – Pakistan Rugby UnionRugby World Cup Best Match Moment – Japan (v South Africa, RWC 2015)IRPA Special Merit Award – Brian O’Driscoll (Ireland) and Nathan Sharpe (Australia)IRPA Try of the Year – Julian Savea, New Zealand (v France)ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Rugby World Cup Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO If you can get your head around it, these… 47 WEEKS AGO You’ve never seen any Rugby World Cup drop… 49 WEEKS AGO TOP 10: Rugby World Cup 2015 was filled with… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. 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Monte Do Córrego / Atelier dos Remédios

first_img “COPY” CopyHouses•São Domingos, Portugal ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/786784/monte-do-corrego-atelier-dos-remedios Clipboard CopyAbout this officeAtelier dos RemédiosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSão DomingosPortugalPublished on May 05, 2016Cite: “Monte Do Córrego / Atelier dos Remédios” 05 May 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MSun Control Film – Prestige ExteriorShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectWall / Ceiling LightsSpectrum LightingLED Downlight – Infinium 3″ Round FlangelessVentilated / Double Skin FacadeCosentinoDekton Cladding in LD Sevilla hotelSealantsSikaJoint SealingBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – MarblesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Facade in Manchester HospitalWindowspanoramah!®ah! CornerHome AppliancesGIRAGira Keyless in – Door communicationLightsLinea Light GroupIntegrated Lighting – Fylo+More products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Monte Do Córrego 住宅建筑/ Atelier dos Remédios是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Year:  Projects Area:  324 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Monte Do Córrego / Atelier dos Remédios ArchDaily Photographs:  Fernando Guerra | FG+SGCoordination:Francisco Teixeira BastosColaborators:Luis Frasco, André Vasques Nascimento, Carolina Proença, Joana Pinto, Sofia SilvaModel:Ana Botelho, Carlos CorreiaStructure:DIMSTRUTArchitect In Charge:Madalena Cardoso de Menezes, Francisco Teixeira BastosCity:São DomingosCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGRecommended ProductsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWoodEGGERLaminatesText description provided by the architects. From a distant path on the outskirt of Santiago do Cacém, an amalgam of  white solids  emerges from the cork oaks of Portugal’s arid Alentejo. Under the scorching sun light, these gleaming blocks showcase Atelier dos Remédios’ latest creative  ambition –  Monte do Córrego, a single-detached dwelling project commissioned by a family dreaming of  experiencing the tranquility of a pastoral scenery.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe residence can be reached via a minimalist gate that opens into a vast stretch of land wherein the house stands subtlety into the terrain. Monte do Córrego is in part set into the ground, and as a result the massing of its front façade is diminished to create perceptible openings into the countryside behind the building, divulging the bucolic beauty of agricultural fields.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe front entrance is also covertly placed into the earth. A moment of surprise awaits once     the sliding door unlocks to reveal the large interior expanse, the richness of the marbled concrete floor, and the numerous courtyards that are concealed within the green roof. The family can gather in one of many social spaces connected to the outdoor and each can as     well remain reclusive within their independent sleeping   quarters.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGMonte do Córrego is about a family coming together to enjoy Alentejo’s scenic countryside,  and the design results both from a dialogue between architecture and landscape as well as indoor and outdoor. Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Global Art Affairs Foundation to Present Architecture Interview Series at Venice…Architecture NewsWhat Do 16,000 Photographs Say About Moscow?Articles Share Architects: Atelier dos Remédios Area Area of this architecture project Portugal Photographs Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG+ 22 Share Monte Do Córrego / Atelier dos RemédiosSave this projectSaveMonte Do Córrego / Atelier dos Remédios ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/786784/monte-do-corrego-atelier-dos-remedios Clipboard Houses “COPY” 2016last_img read more

Authorities step up crackdown on the press

first_imgNews AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa Algeria pressures reporters by delaying renewal of accreditation December 31, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Authorities step up crackdown on the press Reporters Without Borders condemned judicial harassment of the news media in Algeria today after 13 journalists appeared before the Sidi M’Hamed court in Algiers in the space of 24 hours on charges for which they face six months to a year in prison.These trials reflect a situation that has prevailed throughout 2004, an especially hard year for the news media in Algeria, the organisation said. Dozens of journalists have received judicial summonses as a result of defamation complaints by the authorities. Threats, censorship, denial of press accreditation, arrests and prison sentences have become their daily lot.”We roundly condemn the application of prison sentences in defamation cases and we call on the Algerian authorities to amend the criminal code and abolish imprisonment for press offences,” Reporters Without Borders said, noting that article 144 of the code provides for sentences of two to 12 months in prison and fines for referring to the president in an insulting or defamatory way.The fines requested by prosecutors are also totally disproportionate and likely to result in newspapers being forced to close because of financial problems, the organisation added.Fouad Boughanem, the editor of the daily Le Soir d’Algérie, and three of his journalists, Mohammed Bouhamidi, Hakim Laâlam and Kamel Amarni, were given one-year suspended sentences by the Sidi M’Hamed court on 28 December for “insulting the president” and “libel” and the newspaper was fined 2,500,000 dinars (26,000 euros). They were prosecuted for several articles published before the April 2004 presidential elections about abuse of authority by President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and political corruption.Boughanem and Laâlam appeared before the same court on the same day in another case in which the state prosecutor has requested one-year prison sentences for both of them for an article published in the daily Liberté in solidarity with five newspapers that were closed in the summer of 2003. The article is also alleged to have libelled the president. A verdict is expected on 11 January.Le Matin managing editor Mohamed Benchicou, cartoonist Ali Dilem and journalists Sid Ahmed Semiane and Ghada Hamrouche also appeared before the same court on libel charges brought by the national defence ministry over an article by Hamrouche quoting comments made by Dilem and Semiane after an early prosecution by the ministry was postponed.Dilem and Semiane were sentenced to six months in prison while Hamrouche and Benchicou received six-month suspended sentences. Benchicou has meanwhile already been serving a two-year prison sentence since 14 June.In another libel case, the General Directorate for National Security (DGSN) brought a prosecution against the dailies El Khabar and El Watan for publishing a letter from police officers criticising the “doings” of the DGSN director-general and secretary-general. Damages of 300 million dinars (more than 3 million euros) is being requested. The prosecutor has requested six-month prison sentences for El Watan managing editor Omar Belhouchet, reporter Salima Tlemçani, who wrote the article, and El Khabar editor Ali Jerri.Redouane Boudjemaa of the daily El Youm has meanwhile received an 18-month suspended sentence for libel over a series of articles criticising the management of public funds, the choice of programmes on the state TV broadcaster ENTV, and ENTV’s recruitment methods.The Arabic-language daily Essabah was closed on 1 December. The stated reason was financial problems, but everything indicates that it was closed because it published an article about President Bouteflika’s alleged attempts to find out about “illegal” money deposited in Switzerland by Algerians. Thirteen journalists, including cartoonist Ali Dilem, appeared before the Sidi M’Hamed court in Algiers in a space of 24 hours on charges for which they face six months to a year in prison. Reporters Without Borders condemns the judicial harassment of these journalists and calls for the abolition ofimprisonment for press offences. Algeria : Reporter jailed after covering Tuareg protests in southern Algeria Organisation Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Algeria RSF_en Harassment of Algerian reporters intensifies in run-up to parliamentary elections May 18, 2021 Find out more News April 29, 2021 Find out more News Receive email alerts to go further News May 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

SC Issues Notice to NBA And Seeks Report From Press Council in Plea Seeking Action Against Media For Communalization of Nizamuddin Markaz Meet

first_imgTop StoriesSC Issues Notice to NBA And Seeks Report From Press Council in Plea Seeking Action Against Media For Communalization of Nizamuddin Markaz Meet Nilashish Chaudhary7 Aug 2020 4:06 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the News Broadcasters Association (NBA) and sought a report from the Press Council of India (PCI) with regard to petitions seeking action against the media for communalization of the Tablighi Jamaat meeting in Delhi’s Nizamuddin Markaz.The Bench headed by CJI SA Bobde, along with Justices AS Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian, called for a general…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 Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the News Broadcasters Association (NBA) and sought a report from the Press Council of India (PCI) with regard to petitions seeking action against the media for communalization of the Tablighi Jamaat meeting in Delhi’s Nizamuddin Markaz.The Bench headed by CJI SA Bobde, along with Justices AS Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian, called for a general report from the PCI as it informed Court that cognizance of 50 cases had been taken by them. Appearing for PCI, senior advocate Preetesh Kapur informed Court that “We have taken cognizance of around 50 cases and will be passing orders on the quasi-judicial side.”Upon learning this, the CJI asked for a general report to be placed before the Bench and stated that after receiving the same, they could go into details of specific cases.Appearing for the NBA, advocate Nisha Bhambhani also informed Court that the Association had received close to 100 complaints and were already looking into the issue. “We have looked at this issue and sat over it on July 25”, informed Bhambhani. “That’s very good”, remarked the CJI as he went on to seek a response from NBA regarding the issue at hand.At the outset, the CJI expressed his desire to allow an expert body to look into the matter. He was of the view that either the entire matter be transferred to an expert Organization, or a report be sought from such a body to assist the Court in arriving at a conclusion.”We have received an affidavit from the Respondents (Centre) as well as the Broadcasters. We could request this Broadcasters’ Association to hear you and look into the issue from the perspective of reporting standards…we’re not belittling the problem, but are handicapped for a lack of expertise. An expert body needs to look into this”, stated CJI Bobde.Appearing on behalf of the lead petitioner, Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind, senior advocate Dushyant Dave stressed on the fact that a lot of time has gone by without any action being taken.He pointed out that despite the Court seeking a reply from the Centre within two weeks (when the matter was considered in May), he had received the counter only yesterday. “Two weeks expired in June. They filed the reply on August 6. The Union is taking an adversarial stand”, he remarked. With this, Dave also stated that he would require some time to file a rejoinder, given that the Centre’s response came only yesterday.Emphasizing on the loss of time in dealing with this issue, Dave went on to urge the Bench that the Organizations that were appearing before the Court were not expert bodies and that their decisions only applied to their members. In response to NBA stating that they were looking into the complaints received by them, Dave was quick to point out that they still have not done anything. “But nothing has been done. Still no action has been taken, and this communalization has gone unchecked. We have already lost 2 months”, argued Dave in an attempt to persuade the Court that reports may not be necessary and that swift judicial action is the need of the hour.”Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself said in April that COVID-19 should not be communalised. Yet it is being communalised. This needs to be addressed”, pleaded Dave.CJI Bobde however was not moved by the argument and stated that the Court’s focus was to ensure that the right decision is taken, and looking into the timeline in that regard would not be correct.”That argument does not make sense. Should we take a wrong decision because of it? Just because of paucity of time, we will not pass wrong decisions. We want a general report on this, with names of others by the PCI as well as the NBA”, remarked the Chief Justice. He then stated that he was inclined to allow the petitioner 2 weeks’ time to file a rejoinder.Appearing for another petitioner, advocate Adeel Ahmad informed Court that in addition to NBA, News Broadcasting Federation (NBF) was the other parent organization from whom reports may also be elicited. As the CJI asked Ahmad to implead NBF as well, Dave reiterated his concern that these organizations did not have authority to take any action as they were merely advisory bodies.”Only the Government can act and the Government has not done anything at all”, urged Dave.”Of course they won’t act unless directed to”, responded the CJI. “In our experience, Government does not act until we direct them to. What are Courts for”, quipped CJI Bobde.The matter will now be taken up after 2 weeks, as the Petitioners may file a rejoinder to the affidavit filed by the Centre. In its counter affidavit, filed on August 6, the Union of India has asserted that the media cannot be gagged, as they have the right to report facts while the citizens have a right to know. It is contended that an attempt to seek a blanket gag order against the entire media will meddle with freedom of Indians to know about various sections of the nation and the right of the journalists to ensure an informed society.The Centre has also averred that the claims of the petitioners are general in nature and based on certain “fact check news reports”.The Jamiat had moved Supreme Court seeking strict action against the media for communalization of the Tablighi Jamaat meeting in March.The plea states that certain sections of the media have been using “Communal headlines” and “bigoted statements” to demonize and blame the entire Muslim community of deliberately spreading the corona virus across the country, which has in turn threatened the lives of Muslims.It is pointed out that such reporting has triggered “communal antagonism” and has also perpetrated hatred at a time when united efforts are required to fight against COVID-19.The petition stresses that the Government, particularly the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, has failed in its duty to give equal protection of the law to all persons in India under Article 14 of the Constitution by allowing the media to present facts in a twisted manner, using phrases that are prejudicial to the Muslim community.The Court is taking up a total of three petitions which seek a common prayer.In the last hearing, the Top Court had directed the Petitioners to implead NBA and sought a reply from the Centre as to why no action was taken by the Government under Sections 19 & 20 of the Cable Televisions Networks (Regulation) Act, 1995.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. 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Tanaiste needs to be held accountable for his actions – Doherty

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Arizona deploys 225 National Guardsmen to Trump’s border mission

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(PHOENIX) — Arizona is deploying 225 National Guard troops to support President Donald Trump’s border security mission.Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, a Republican, was present to send them off on Monday.“Guardsmen will be sent to the border to provide mission-enhancing capabilities that will help U.S. Customs and Border Protection increase operational control of the region,” an Arizona National Guard press release said. “The Guard will provide air support, reconnaissance support, operational support, construction of border infrastructure and logistical support.”Last Friday, Ducey announced that as many as 150 Guardsmen could be deployed to the border this week. In a tweet on Monday, Ducey said the number would be 225 with additional Guardsmen joining them on Tuesday.They will be integrated with 100 Texas Guardsmen who had been working on a previous border support mission.Over the weekend, the Arizona National Guard activated a team of planners who will coordinate the arrival of new troops.The Texas National Guard has also deployed 150 members for the border security mission announced by Trump earlier last week.On Friday, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis signed a memo that authorized the federal government to pay for the potential deployment of up to 4,000 National Guard troops for the border mission through September.New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, a Republican, has expressed support for National Guard troops supporting Border Patrol agents in her state, but not deployed them.California Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat, is considering sending California National Guardsmen to the border, according to Lt. Col. Thomas Keegan, a California National Guard spokesman.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more