Perform extends betting rights deal with British Basketball League

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Perform extends betting rights deal with British Basketball League Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 21st June 2019 | By contenteditor Topics: Sports betting Email Addresscenter_img Sports betting Tags: Online Gambling Stats-owned digital sports media and content provider Perform Group has extended a deal to continue as the exclusive betting rights partner for the British Basketball League (BBL).Terms of the agreement were undisclosed, but it was confirmed that the deal will cover Perform’s Watch&Bet live streaming service and RunningBall fast data offering.The extension builds on an existing partnership, under which Perform streamed live coverage of 242 BBL games on Live Basketball TV around the world, as well as 32 games on the BBC Sport website.“The income generated by this partnership will underpin the financial security of the BBL,” BBL commercial director, Bob Hope, said.“It will give us the stability we require to expand our presence in the UK sporting market and beyond even further, as well as enable us to forge new partnerships in a range of commercial sectors.”Alex Rice, chief rights officer at Perform, added: “We are excited about the BBL plans and are looking forward to continuing as the exclusive betting rights partner.” Digital sports media and content provider Perform Group has extended a deal to continue as the exclusive betting rights partner for the British Basketball League (BBL)..last_img read more

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Allied Esports poker assets generate $1.5m profit ahead of Element sale

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Read the full story on iGB North America Allied Esports has reported a $45.5m loss for 2020, though its poker assets such as the World Poker Tour, which it is in the process of divesting, brought in a $1.5m profit. Regions: US 1st April 2021 | By Daniel O’Boyle Full year results 2020 Multiplatform content, on the other hand, saw revenue grow significantly, albeit from a low base. A 344.4% year-on-year rise took the multiplatform revenue for the year to $222,400.center_img Allied Esports poker assets generate $1.5m profit ahead of Element sale Allied’s revenue from continuing operations – which excludes the poker assets – came to $3.2m, down 57.5%, over the 12 months to 31 December 2020 The business made $3.0m from in-person content, its main revenue stream, in 2020, down 60.0% compared to 2019, after live events were halted by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.  Topics: Esports Finance Poker Full year results 2020 Results 2020 Tags: Bally’s Corporation Allied Esports Element Partners Email Addresslast_img read more

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FTSE 100 shares: I think this is the key to making money consistently

first_img If you’re looking to make consistent long-term profits from FTSE 100 stocks, there’s one thing, in particular, I think you should focus on.It’s not P/E ratios. Often, cheap FTSE 100 stocks just get cheaper. And it’s not dividend yields either. High yielders often turn out to be poor investments. Curious to know what it is? Read on and I’ll tell you…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…Making money from FTSE 100 sharesIn the short term, stocks can rise for many reasons. However, in the long run, share prices are driven by one thing – earnings growth.Companies that increase their earnings significantly over time tend to see big increases in their share prices. So the goal, as a long-term investor, should be to invest in companies that are nearly certain to increase their earnings substantially in the long run.Now, what’s the key driver of earnings growth? It’s revenue growth. If a company is growing its revenues, it’s generally much easier for that company to generate earnings growth. Conversely, if revenue growth has stalled, or revenues are falling, it’s much harder for a company to generate earnings growth.So before you buy a FTSE 100 stock because it’s cheap, or because it has an attractive dividend yield, stop and think about the company’s potential to generate long-term revenue growth.Ask yourself questions such as: Enter Your Email Address Edward Sheldon, CFA | Monday, 6th July, 2020 Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images What’s going to drive this revenue growth going forward? Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares FTSE 100 shares: I think this is the key to making money consistently “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool.center_img Edward Sheldon owns shares in Rightmove and JD Sports Fashion. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of Next. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Rightmove. 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 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. I’ve stolen the last question from the book Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits, by Philip Fisher (who was a mentor to Warren Buffett). It’s a great question to ask when analysing a company.Find a company that has the potential to generate huge revenue growth in the years ahead, and you’ll automatically increase your chances of making a profit.FTSE 100 winners and losersAn analysis of revenue growth helps explain why some FTSE 100 companies have been excellent performers over time, and others have been poor performers.Companies such as BT Group, Vodafone, and Next, which have all struggled to generate any meaningful revenue growth in recent years, have underperformed in a big way.Meanwhile, companies such as London Stock Exchange, Rightmove, and JD Sports Fashion, which have generated strong revenue growth over the last five years, have all delivered fantastic gains for investors.Stack the odds in your favourOf course, when picking stocks there are many other things to focus on aside from revenue growth. A company’s profitability, balance sheet strength, and valuation are all important. Strong revenue growth doesn’t guarantee you’ll make a profit.However, by focusing on long-term revenue growth, you stack the odds in your favour. Find a FTSE 100 company that’s set for big revenue growth in the years ahead and the chances are you’ll profit from that company in the long run. Are this company’s revenues going to be considerably higher in five or 10 years’ time? Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Does the company have products or services with sufficient market potential to make a sizeable increase in sales for at least several years? 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.last_img read more

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Snap shots: The weekend’s best rugby photos

first_imgIn the Guinness Pro12, Munster claimed a first win over rivals Leinster in Dublin since 2008. They led 28-9 at half-time and despite having four players sin-binned in the second period held on to win 34-23 and move up to fourth in the table.Glasgow and Ospreys are the only teams with a 100% winning record this season, both overcoming Italian opposition this weekend to keep their places at the top of the table. Ten fantastic photographs from all the weekend’s rugby action across the world – / 10Credits: Michael Steele/Getty ImagesmoreShowing image 1 of 10 TAGS: Highlight WHAT A weekend of rugby! From Kingston Park to Johannesburg and Dublin to Mendoza, there were notable results across the rugby world – and these photographs capture the best of the weekend’s action.In the Rugby Championship, South Africa ended New Zealand‘s 22-match unbeaten run with a 27-25 win at Ellis Park. Pat Lambie slotted the winning penalty a couple of minutes from time as the Springboks became the first team to beat the All Blacks since December 2012.In Mendoza, Argentina secured their first-ever Rugby Championship win, capitalising on the dominance of their own scrum and Australia‘s ill-discipline to beat the Wallabies 21-17.Newcastle also pulled off a memorable win, beating Exeter 29-24 in their Aviva Premiership game at Kingston Park. It was their first win in the league for nearly a year and ended a run of 20 defeats.Saracens slipped to third in the table following their 21-11 defeat by Bath while defending champions Northampton lead the way with 20 points from their first five games. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Over in league, Bath’s big recruit Sam Burgess signed off his career at South Sydney Rabbitohs with a 30-6 win over Canterbury Bulldogs in the NRL Grand Final. Burgess fractured his cheekbone in the first minute but played on for the full 80, although that injury could now delay his union debut.Want to read big-name interviews and see exclusive photographs every month? Then subscribe to Rugby World! Click here for all the latest deals, or find out how to download the digital edition here.last_img read more

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Villa Storingavika / Saunders Architecture

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/8012/villa-storingavika-saunders-architecture Clipboard Houses “COPY” Projects Villa Storingavika / Saunders ArchitectureSave this projectSaveVilla Storingavika / Saunders Architecture CopyHouses•Bergen, Norway ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/8012/villa-storingavika-saunders-architecture Clipboard Norway “COPY” Architects: Saunders Architecture Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeSaunders ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlass#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasBergenWoodHouses3D ModelingNorwayPublished on November 02, 2008Cite: “Villa Storingavika / Saunders Architecture” 02 Nov 2008. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Classic™ SeriesVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in Ned Ludd Public HouseShower ColumnshansgroheOverhead ShowersWindowsKalwall®Kalwall® in Featherstone High SchoolLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxSealantsEffisusBi-adhesive Tape – 2BondDSConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsPlantersJakobGreen Walls – GreenKitUrban ApplicationsPunto DesignPunto Benches and Litter Bins in Public Space ImprovementsPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WArmchairs / Couches / Futons / PoufsFreifrauArmchair High – MarlaAcousticBASWA acousticThermal-Acoustic System – BASWA CoreMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?卑尔根别墅设计 / Saunders Architecture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:  2008 ArchDaily Text description provided by the architects. This family dwelling is located on one of Bergen’s most attractive sites, overlooking the southern fjords and the West coast archipelago. The site comprises a rocky outcrop together with some garden space, and as this is a very small site, the intention of the design was to have just as much outside space left at the end as when we started. To achieve this we constructed a 10 cm contour map of the site, allowing us to create a perfect fit between the terrain and the proposed structure. Save this picture!The main part of the house is laid out over two floors, with the main entrance leading directly into the upper floor from the rear. The house itself forms a long thin structure with a cantilevered balcony at one side, extending 6 m and resting on 3 steel poles. The main façade of the house faces south to the ocean while the balcony offers stunning views to the south and west. The balcony is covered to provide protection from the worst of the Bergen weather, while a band, extruding 60 cm, runs along the main part of the house to give protection from the sun. This feature, running in a continuous line, also lends a stylish graphic to the house. The upper floor is to be used by the parents and the lower floor by their two children when home from university. The lower floor also contains a small (35 m2) guest studio.Save this picture!Three main construction materials have been used for this project: glass, black stained wood and oiled natural wood. Together, these materials are strong in form, yet simple, and contribute to lowering the impact of the residence on the landscape, which is an important consideration on this delicate coastal site. A good amount of steel has also been used in the construction to allow the creation of large spans as well as the cantilevered balcony. The house is clad in black stained wood, with natural wood between the window partitions. For the bathroom, the absence of any adjacent houses allowed the exclusive use of glass for exterior construction, providing a shower with a view. Save this picture!Space was a prime consideration for this project and the end result is greater than the sum of the parts, with the design generating more space than we started with. With the two-tier configuration for the site, significant open space on the upper tier is connected by steps leading down to another open area in front of the main façade of the house. In addition to careful positioning of the house on the site, we have incorporated design elements to reclaim as much outside space as possible.Project gallerySee allShow lessChildren’s Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation / Sou Fujimoto ArchitectsSelected ProjectsMassimiliano Fuksas and the conflictArticles Share Villa Storingavika / Saunders Architecture Save this picture!+ 15 Sharelast_img read more

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House in Zapallar / Elton&Deves + Juan Carlos Chamorro Arquitecto

first_img Chile Year:  Area:  330 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeElton&DevesOfficeFollowJuan Carlos Chamorro ArquitectoOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesZapallarOn FacebookChilePublished on February 03, 2021Cite: “House in Zapallar / Elton&Deves + Juan Carlos Chamorro Arquitecto” [Casa Zapallar / Elton&Deves + Juan Carlos Chamorro Arquitecto] 03 Feb 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Architects: Elton&Deves, Juan Carlos Chamorro Arquitecto Area Area of this architecture project Houses Clients:Juan Andres Fontaine, Maria Ines CorreaLandscape:Taller el BroteCollaborator:Juan Jose VasquezCity:ZapallarCountry:ChileMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Aryeh KornfeldRecommended ProductsMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAText description provided by the architects. The commission consisted of the remodelling and expansion of the main house and a new guest house on a plot with terraces and existing gardens that were subtly intervened with to gradually articulate the buildings with new courtyards and terraces that would allow the place to be occupied in its entirety, giving meaning to each space in an upward journey.Save this picture!© Aryeh KornfeldThree main sectors were consolidated on the ground:The first platform with the main house whose walls were partially maintained and in some cases only following the trace of the perimeter foundation.Save this picture!Site PlanThe interior distribution was completely modified to achieve a more fluid circulation and better communication between rooms, with orientations that allow greater luminosity and new relations to the exterior. The structure was reinforced and a staircase was incorporated in the remodeled hall, more spacious and illuminated, to seek views of the sea from a new second floor and its terraces. This volume has a more hybrid formal reading than the rest since the original roof was kept in the one-story sector, only shortening the eaves to achieve a cleaner prism.Save this picture!© Aryeh KornfeldIn the second intermediate platform, the existing volume was completely remodelled, both internally and externally, to achieve a simpler and more linear expression with a flat roof and thus formally tie it to the volume of the main house. The hill was lowered to build a rear terrace and obtain better interior lighting and a more private expansion to the exterior.Save this picture!© Aryeh KornfeldAfter the tour of the landscaped hill, the third platform is reached. With the existing pool and a new shade with a language consistent with the rest of the remodelling, leading to the fourth platform. Here a new volume was projected, attached to the hill that is inflected both in the floorplan as well as in the section to generate the access and the finish of the route that then diversifies in a final route towards the upper rear platform that returns the gaze to the sea rising to the deck/terrace. It corresponds to two separate programs with separate accesses at each level, but a unitary reading was expressly sought for with this final volume.Save this picture!House – SectionsThe existing and new volumes were homogenized with one another using the same formal language and materiality and a color palette that harmonizes with the garden already structured previously.Save this picture!© Aryeh KornfeldThe different volumes, both the remodelled and the entirely new ones, were structured with a system of beams and pillars in glued laminated wood, structural partitions in plywood and light slabs of plywood and laminated timber beams.Save this picture!© Aryeh KornfeldSpecial concern was taken to improve the thermal insulation of the envelope with good thermal insulators in the partitions and glazing and windows with thermopanels and PVC frames.Save this picture!© Aryeh KornfeldProject gallerySee allShow lessElo Studio / Ticiane Lima Arquitetura & InterioresSelected ProjectsSoLo House / Perkins&WillSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/956050/house-in-zapallar-elton-and-deves-plus-juan-carlos-chamorro-arquitecto Clipboard Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/956050/house-in-zapallar-elton-and-deves-plus-juan-carlos-chamorro-arquitecto Clipboardcenter_img Save this picture!© Aryeh Kornfeld+ 34Curated by María Francisca González Share House in Zapallar / Elton&Deves + Juan Carlos Chamorro ArquitectoSave this projectSaveHouse in Zapallar / Elton&Deves + Juan Carlos Chamorro Arquitecto “COPY” 2017 ArchDaily House in Zapallar / Elton&Deves + Juan Carlos Chamorro Arquitecto “COPY” CopyHouses•Zapallar, Chilelast_img read more

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Career change from business to fundraising

Career change from business to fundraising Howard Lake | 15 January 2001 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Nicola Hill at Societyguardian examines charities’ needs for fundraisers and suggests that people with business experience are in demand.Read How to make the leap from business to fundraising at Societyguardian. Advertisement read more

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Racist guards attack Soledad prisoners

first_imgIn a 3 a.m. raid July 20, approximately 200 Black prisoners at California’s Soledad state prison were violently taken from their cells with nothing on but their boxer shorts.The men were herded into the chow hall, handcuffed with zip ties and forced to sit shoulder-to-shoulder without masks for hours, while their cells were ransacked. Their property, including books, letters and legal papers, was confiscated or destroyed.Guards brutalized and beat many prisoners, including Talib Williams, whose spouse Tasha Williams has written several extensive articles about this racist cell extraction for a national Black newspaper, the San Francisco Bay View. (tinyurl.com/y47mhuo8) He told her that prison guards were shouting, “Black Lives Don’t Matter” and calling the prisoners the N-word. An elderly prisoner was tossed down a flight of stairs.Talib Williams, in prison for 18 years (since he was 17 years old), has spent the last six years at Soledad and has published four books. His most recent was on the racist and violent history of Soledad prison toward Black prisoner organizers like George Jackson. According to Tasha Williams, the guards seized much of his library, including works of Jackson and Black revolutionaries and a list he compiled of Jackson quotes.George Jackson’s legacyGeorge Jackson, 1971On Jan. 13, 1970, a group of Black and white Soledad prisoners were released to the exercise yard, which provoked a fist fight. A white guard marksman shot and killed three Black prisoners. Black prisoners started a hunger strike in protest; a grand jury exonerated the guardOne week later, a white prison guard was killed and three prisoner leaders — George Jackson, Fleeta Drumgo and John Wesley — were charged with murder and became known as the Soledad Brothers. A broad defense committee came forward, and Jackson published his famous work, “Soledad Brother: The Prison Letters of George JacksonThe California prison system and especially Soledad prison — notorious for violence against Black prisoners — hate George Jackson, his writings and his legacy.Tasha Williams, who heard firsthand accounts of the violent attack from several Soledad prisoners, said prison officials claimed they were investigating gang activity. Talib noted that he saw a piece of paper about his father being in the Black Panther PartyMost of the Black prisoners have no prior gang affiliation. That is often used as an excuse to attack incarcerated people who speak out, advocate for others and fight the system. Several of the prisoners reported being questioned about the Black Lives Matter movement and being asked if they were BLM membersTasha Williams believes the violent cell extraction was carried out to intimidate Black prisoners. In an interview with this reporter, she said, “Officials were trying to incite them into a riot. This was a targeted hit job. The men were blindsided. They weren’t organizing anything. There was nothing going on. They told my husband if he sagged his pants under his ass and had less books in his cell, he wouldn’t be bothered. My husband and the others are not going to play that game.”Williams is asking people to spread the word and mobilize support for the people inside. (San Francisco Bay View, July 20 and 22)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Resistance in Lima’s popular district: Peru after President Vizcarra’s dismissal

first_imgIntroduction by Hildegardo Córdova-Aguilar: Peru has a population of  32 million people. Lima’s expanding urban population is approaching 11 million. Millions of workers live in places known as “asentamientos humanos” (human settlements) on the periphery of the historic city center. The settlements grew up on the sides of the surrounding hills during the massive migration and informal urbanization that began in the 1950s. Up to one-third of Lima’s population lives in precarious housing on unstable slopes vulnerable to landslides in the event of the heavy rains that will be inevitable with climate change. In the 1940s, the city’s spread began to encompass the hacienda workers who lived on the edge of the city. Then immigrants from rural parts of the country began to occupy the marginal desert terrain. The city passed legislation in 1960 to legalize the shanty towns. However, later housing developments were not protected by law or provided with infrastructure. The people were left to their own devices. In this context, the neighborhoods were identified as groups of houses occupied by populations lacking water, drainage, electricity, sidewalks, vehicular transit routes, etc.  (tinyurl.com/yyqd54at)Lima, PeruThe economic crisis is hitting Peru hard, especially in Lima’s working class sectors called “settlements” where there are hundreds of people’s “ollas,” or food kitchens. People are also organizing to deal with the pandemic, and to face a political crisis that exploded on Nov. 9. It is a process of resistance often invisible to the big media.Peruvian people protestPeople’s kitchens feed the hungryThe ollas have multiplied in Lima during the months of the pandemic. It is estimated that there are more than 800 in the city, principally in the poorest areas. They were created to confront the hunger resulting from the economic recession, the collapse of the informal economy and the lack of a sufficient government response to the crisis.In the district of Independencia, in the northern part of Lima, there are 60 ollas. One of them is in the Ermitaño area on the top of the hill, where the city spreads out before our eyes and we see the splendor of the Pacific Ocean in the distance.Zoraida Vargas Manya is standing in front of the food kitchen with about 40 people, mostly women. “We started up because of everything we are going through.  We began to meet with all the mothers looking at the need that exists here in our village,” said Vargas Manya, as the neighbors hauled 50-kilo sacks of rice for the next day’s meals.Vargas Manya explained: “The government had said that we should not leave the house. So many people lost their jobs, and many were living from hand to mouth because they could not go outside anymore, including elders and mothers who had gone out to do their everyday work, carrying their children on their backs.“Then came the hunger, and then the olla,” she continued. “They went everywhere asking for food: the Mayor’s Office, the Ministry of Social Inclusion and social organizations. The response has been insufficient,” says Vargas Manya. In front of the olla that feeds 150 people every day from Monday to Friday, she said, “We are all in the same situation, we are suffering for what we don’t have.”Vargas Manya and the residents of her neighborhood joined the protests when Congress ousted President Martin Vizcarra on Nov. 9. “We didn’t agree with the removal of President Vizcarra. How can one corrupt politician depose another?” she asked, referring to the fact that more than half of the current Congress members are charged with corruption.In Ermitaño, they banged pots. They went out to the streets in the center of Lima. “We think that the politicians are only out for their own interests.  That is what they defend. They are not thinking about us, about the people. That’s what I believe,” says Vargas Manya. She expresses a feeling that seems to be widespread among a majority of the population.Mass organizing against COVID-19The organizing in the Independence district was done not only to combat hunger,  but it also created community anti-COVID committees.“We are neighbors who have organized ourselves to coordinate with doctors in the health centers,” says Zulay Reinaga, an organizer of one of the eight committees in the district.The committees were originally proposed by the Ministry of Health, but, in reality, there was none of the necessary follow through. “The Ministry proposed them, but the communities created them,” says Rafael Almonte, a Peruvian physician who received his degree in Venezuela.  He provided the training in the committees to fight against COVID-19.In the committees, health promoters are trained in the neighborhoods to work at the primary care level and learn how to prevent the disease.  Then they explain to the community about the pandemic, how to detect symptoms and how to deal with cases working together with health centers.The presence of the committees has been necessary, said Reinaga, particularly because of the situation in the health centers. “When we have been carrying out the campaigns, we have seen the deficiencies of the Ministry of Health and the municipality,” he said. “We have seen the limitations they have put on the health centers, which lack medicines and equipment that the personnel need to use.”The Peruvian health care system’s shortcomings are a major reason for the overwhelming number of cases, with more than 35,000 deaths, and the [second] highest pandemic mortality rate in the world.Victoria Yépez Placencia, head of the district anti-COVID committee, called Túpac Amaru, explains: “We have developed a system to help the population because the health care system is broken.  From the beginning, no primary care was given.  There were many deaths because the state did not have the necessary measures ready,”Medical care for all!Placencia says one of their priorities was to go “to the high areas, which lack access to networks, to the Internet.”  There, they gave “talks in the same settlements with the mothers.  We have encountered the economic problems apart from the COVID problems; 70 percent of Peruvians are informal workers.  With everything shut down, they had nothing to eat, so they had an urgent need to create communal ollas.” [Informal workers are precariously self-employed and/or work day to day, week to week without any legal protections or benefits.]The committees were able to carry out projects of organization and prevention, something Dr. Almonte says is strategic: “People are empowered and they want to know all about health, and health belongs to all citizens.” Coupled with that, an immediate material victory was achieved: “With social pressure we have been able to create a people’s pharmacy next to the town hall with access to cheap products.”Youth take the leadErick Macías, known as Celta, is part of the Plasma Collective. He says, “We do community work in the neighborhoods, in the settlements, in the peripheral areas where many times neither the municipality nor anyone else goes.  We recover the public spaces in those neighborhoods and we activate them with art and culture.”Celta took part in protest demonstrations after Congress dismissed Vizcarra and appointed as president Manuel Merino, who was forced to resign after five days of massive social pressure. Celta says: “I was there because, more than anything else, it should be our duty for each and every one of us to go and complain about things that we see as unjust.  What we saw in the protests was the police mistreatment of the people who were protesting. They fired weapons. People were injured, even murdered.”After the protests, the collective decided to paint two murals in their area, Tahuantinsuyo, which is part of the Independencia district.  One mural reads “New Constitution!” and the other one reads “You messed with the wrong generation!” The second mural is a tribute to Inti Sotelo and Jack Bryan Pintado, two young people killed on Nov. 14, when police attacked the demonstration.There are several youth collectives in the district: cultural, artistic and feminist. There are some links between them, although Celta says it is necessary to go further, particularly at a time when the role of youth — called the “failed generation” or the “generation of the bicentennial” —  has proven itself to be decisive in national politics.Many believe that this new generation has a major role to play. Yolinda Quiquia Saez is in the same people’s food kitchen where Vargas Manya participates: “The majority of the population may not have good knowledge, but our young people are more attentive to the realities that are happening in our nation with the Congress and with so much corruption. We must give them the opportunity.”Popular resistance is keyThe people’s resistance, the social organizing, has been key in confronting the overlapping crises of health, hunger and the political instability. Those who lead it have often been made invisible by the big media.  They are women and young people from the humble neighborhoods constructed on the hills by those who come from rural areas in search of work, like Quiquia Saez .In the settlements, people despise the politicians, who campaign in the neighborhoods as candidates for office and then disappear once they are elected. For this reason, and mainly out of necessity, the people decided to organize themselves and to make demands on the state while building their responses [to the crises] independent of any institutional framework. It was the last straw when Congress impeached Vizcarra and they took over the streets and banged their pots in frustration.The needs are great, particularly in the most neglected sectors. The ollas are overflowing with people who need food.  And there is the threat of a probable second wave of the pandemic. In this context, the new government of Fernando Sagasti — the “emergency government,” as he calls it — must succeed in providing concrete solutions. He must give political signals that show that not all political representatives, as people in that neighborhood believe, turn their backs on the people.Published Nov. 23 in Sputnik. Translation by Michael Otto.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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RSF calls for Puntland policeman’s arrest for trying to murder journalist

first_img SomaliaAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ImpunityFreedom of expressionViolence to go further © Ahmed Sheikh Mohamed RSF requests urgent adoption of moratorium on arrests of journalists News News News Help by sharing this information SomaliaAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ImpunityFreedom of expressionViolence December 14, 2018 RSF calls for Puntland policeman’s arrest for trying to murder journalist RSF_en Receive email alertscenter_img Follow the news on Somalia Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the authorities in Somalia’s semi-autonomous northeastern region of Puntland to immediately arrest the police officer who fired a shot at a radio station director in the port city of Bosaso on 9 December and to punish the two soldiers who threatened to kill the same journalist three days after. Radio reporter gunned on city street in central Somalia March 2, 2021 Find out more The Media Association of Puntland (MAP) quoted Ahmed Sheikh Mohamed, the director of Bosaso-based Radio Daljir, as saying it was a miracle that he was not hit by the shot that the policeman fired at him as he was leaving the radio station on 9 December. He said the policeman has not been arrested and is to continuing to work.This murder attempt followed several broadcasts by Radio Daljir raising questions about the security consequences for the region if Asad Osman Abdullahi, a much criticized former head of the Puntland Security Force, wins the Puntland presidential election scheduled for 8 January.Three days after the shooting, Mohamed was threatened by two soldiers (members of the Puntland Security Force) as he was walking down the street near the radio station, according to MAP and to sources contacted by RSF. “The next time we’ll shoot you in the forehead,” one of the soldiers said.“A murder attempt followed by death threats several days later are criminal acts that are unacceptable coming from members of the security forces,” said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “How is it that this easily identifiable policeman has not been arrested already ? The Puntland authorities cannot allow a member of their security forces to deliberately open fire on a journalist, and they cannot allow soldiers to continue making death threats against him. We call for the immediate arrest of the policeman who fired the shot and for a thorough investigation aimed at identifying and punishing the soldiers who made the threats.”Impunity continues to reign for crimes of violence against journalists in Somalia. As RSF reported at the time, TV cameraman Abdirisaq Qasim Iman was on his way to work at Somali Broadcasting Services on 26 July when he was shot dead by a police officer at a checkpoint near Mogadishu. The policeman has yet to be arrested or charged although more than four months have gone by.Somali is ranked 168th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. January 8, 2021 Find out more RSF and NUSOJ call for release of a journalist held in Somalia’s Puntland region February 24, 2021 Find out more News Organisation last_img read more

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