first_img While headline KPIs for sports remained broadly stable on the prior month, September saw a 14% (YoY) fall in average monthly revenue per player, ostensibly due to bonuses being increased over the year, according to the latest data from Optimove’s iGaming PulseAs summer and vacations come to an end, September finds the industry gradually inevitably easing itself back into its year-round routine.The upside is the European football leagues have now kicked off, and we are now into the second calendar month of action which began in August.The Champions League has also reached the group stage, generating more interest for bettors and fans. In September, the average single deposit amount remained steady at €28 with the number of monthly deposits per player holding at 8.2, equating to an average deposit generated per player over the period of approximately €230 (€28 x 8.2). Casino & games AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 7th October 2019 | By Stephen Carter Tags: Online Gambling Another similarity between August and September can be observed in the retention rate KPI which remained steady at 70%.The new player retention rate increased from 42% to 46% (a 10% increase month over month), probably an effect of the similarity between September and August in terms of sporting events coverage (European football leagues, Champions League and even US Open Tennis), all of which began in August and continued through September. Monthly number of deposits increased by 5% YoY and decreased marginally by 1% MoM.The casino retention rate showed an upward trend of 2% YoY, while the new retention rate increased 6% YoY and 9% MoM. The conversion rate increased 28% YoY and 3% MoM (see below). Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter While headline KPIs for sports remained broadly stable on the prior month, September saw a 14% (YoY) fall in average monthly revenue per player, ostensibly due to bonuses being increased over the year, according to the latest data from Optimove’s iGaming Pulse KPI close-up: Pareto Principle The Pareto Principle, also known as the 80/20 rule, is a concept originally developed by Italian economist and social scientist Vilfredo Federico Damaso Pareto and used describe an imbalance in input and outcome in which 20% of the customers create 80% of the profits.According to legend, Pareto thought of the idea after observing that 20% of the pea plants in his garden yielded 80% of the crops.The Pareto Principle doesn’t have to be an exact 80/20 ratio, but the discrepancy between resources invested and results generated is used as a KPI in gaming to illustrate what percentage of players/bettors generate most of the revenue. Topics: Casino & games Marketing & affiliates Sports betting Optimove iGaming Pulse – September 2019 It’s interesting to see that for countries with teams that unexpectedly qualified for the Champions League group stages, like Red Bull Salzburg from Austria, have a higher overall retention rate than others as well as experiencing the aforementioned increase in the new retention rate.What’s also interesting to see is that although the monetary values remained broadly similar, the profit margin increased by 1%. This can be explained the fact that this is affected by match results, tending to increase with a run of unexpected outcomes.Year-on-year picture Turning to year-on-year (YoY) activity, following two relatively balanced consecutive months, average deposit amount decreased by 13% and monthly deposits per player increased by 9%. In straight math, the total monthly deposit amount per player adds up to -4% YoY. However, we can see a decrease of 14% YoY in average monthly revenue per player.Since the margin KPI remains more or less stable, this could be the result of bonuses and other special offers being increased over the year, as net revenue is the gross gaming revenue minus bonus costs.Casino focus In casino, we can see an 8% YoY decrease in average deposit amount per player, and another steady hold month-over-month (MoM). Omer Liss: Omer Liss is Optimove’s director of strateic services, helping leading marketers optimise their customer retention strategy. As a marketing data scientist, Omer has vast experience consulting clients, analysing their customer data and revealing actionable, data-driven marketing insights. Omer holds a BSc in Industrial Engineering and Management, specialising in Information Systems. About iGaming Pulse: iGaming Pulse is an industry benchmark tool for the gaming sector. iGaming Pulse enables gaming operators to accurately assess their overall performance against industry-wide key performance indicators. Its figures are updated on a monthly basis. It enables gaming operators to gain a clearer understanding of how their KPIs compare against the rest of the industry, broken down by geography and game type. This type of data, which is made publicly available for the first time, provides operators with the ability to conduct comparative analysis and derive insight into how their performance compares with industry averages.iGaming Pulse comprises of data collected from over 200 online casinos and sports betting companies, including industry giants and boutique operators, providing an accurate, statistically significant sample of the industry. Access to this information is vital for operators that are limited to only their own data. 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first_imgEcobank Transnational Incorporated ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the half year.For more information about Ecobank Transnational Incorporated ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Ecobank Transnational Incorporated ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (  2014 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileEcobank Transnational Incorporated Plc is a financial institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services for the domestic, corporate, investment banking and treasury sectors. Customers include individuals, governments, financial institutions, local and international organisations, small to medium enterprises and micro businesses. Ecobank offers an extensive array of products and services ranging from transactional accounts, electronic banking and money transfer services to term loans, treasury services and financial advisory and consultancy services for asset and wealth management. The company is a subsidiary of Ecobank Transnational Incorporated. It operates through 640 branches located in major towns and cities in 27 countries in Africa. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Ecobank Transnational Incorporated Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

first_img Good vibe: Scotland celebrate a Darcy Graham try at Twickenham in this year’s Six Nations (Inpho) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Craig Chalmers: “Scotland have got a real chance of causing a World Cup upset”You were in the Scotland side for the 1991 and 1995 World Cups. How big is the summer before a World Cup?The boys are going to be excited, trying to keep fit to get on that plane. Warm-up games are the worst thing you can have; you need them but they’re a necessary evil unfortunately because people do get injured.All the home nations will be quite confident going in. The plans will have been laid. They’ll be different playing each team. When it gets down to it, the warm-ups are important for fitness but what matters is how you kick off when you’re there.What happens in Japan is what counts. The preparation is vitally important in terms of conditioning and fitness. The players will need a bit of a break as it comes to a crescendo. Only 31 players get to go, so there’ll be a lot of disappointed faces.Summer graft: Hadleigh Parkes at a Wales training camp in Fiesch, Switzerland (Getty Images)Doddie Weir said last year that “Scotland are on the cusp of a golden age”. Is that starting to come into fruition and what would make it a golden age for Scotland?Win the Six Nations, get close to a World Cup final. It’s hard. We were a kick away from maybe being in the final in 1991 when Gavin (Hastings) missed that kick in the semi against England (at 6-6 with 20 minutes to go). That’s the closest I got. But he misses and then England drop a goal to win, so it’s small margins – you need a bit of luck.I’m not saying Jonny Wilkinson’s drop-goal was luck but if he tried it 100 times more, he’d struggle to get it one time more out of 100 in the rain in Paris. You need luck, you need to keep your main players fit. You need to do it over seven games. You need to win all or most of those seven games.Decisive blow: Rob Andrew’s semi-final drop-goal knocks Scotland out of the 1991 World Cup (Getty)What are the strengths and weaknesses of this Scotland side? How far can they go?Scotland lack a bit of consistency in their results. They come off some great wins and then lose some games where they should do better. They need to be more adaptable to different styles. Mix it up, rather than play this 100 miles an hour game which is really effective at times, good front-foot ball – we’ll see.Finn Russell is adapting, he’s getting better, his decision-making is getting better. We know what he’s capable of when it’s all going well and we’re on the front foot, but there are going to be situations in the World Cup against the top nations when you’re going to have to dig in and play a bit more tactically. It’s getting the balance right.Trump card: Finn Russell is maturing as a player and can drive Scottish success, says Chalmers (Inpho)If Scotland can get all their main players fit and on the plane, they’ve got a real chance of causing an upset. There’s always one or two big upsets. But what’s an upset? Scotland beating South Africa, maybe not so much now. Scotland beating New Zealand would be a big upset.Scotland beating Ireland, is that an upset? Maybe people would expect Ireland to win that game. But it’s the first game in the group, so it’s a massive chance for Scotland to get off to a good start, get real confidence going into the other pool games. Which aren’t easy. Japan and Samoa will not be easy. Russia should be okay. We saw last time, there are no easy groups.Celtic rematch: Scotland will have an opportunity to avenge their Six Nations defeat by Ireland (Inpho)Do you have a favourite?Scotland obviously! Listen, it’s hard to look past New Zealand. But I really do think Scotland will do well – I think they’ll get off to a good start. Former Scotland fly-half Craig Chalmers assesses his country’s chances at Japan 2019center_img The best: If Beauden Barrett turns it on in Japan, the All Blacks will be nigh-on unbeatable (Inpho)Craig Chalmers is available as a speaker from Champions Speakers – click on the link for further information.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. We need to win our group to progress. We’ve never beaten the All Blacks, so I think we’d want to play South Africa in the quarter-finals. We could beat South Africa, we’ve beaten them before. But I think South Africa will be good. They’re one of the teams that will be well prepared for the World Cup under Rassie Erasmus. They’ve got some gas, they’ve got some physicality. They’ve beaten the All Blacks, they’ve got that experience and that confidence.Searching questions: Scotland coach Gregor Townsend will hope to have all the answers in Japan (Inpho)Wales are full of confidence and have got that winning mentality. They don’t know how to lose any more. I think they’ve got to take a chance. The Welsh will be desperate to give Warren Gatland a good send-off as well, he’s had a great tenure with Wales.But you look at the depth England have got. If they can resolve the issues they had in the second half against Scotland, then they’re capable as well. It’s so, so open. England have got a tough group with Argentina and France, you just don’t know what to expect. Two teams that can be brilliant one day and not so good the next.So it’s going to be interesting. It’s going to be an exciting World Cup. It’s a neutral ground as well so I think there are five or six teams that can win it.Salad days: Craig Chalmers in action against New Zealand at the 1995 World Cup (AFP/Getty)What I’d love to see is a northern hemisphere team win it. There’s only one that’s ever won it, England. So England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland. Ireland have never made the semi-finals of a World Cup, they don’t perform well at World Cups. They had a bad Six Nations. Come off a Grand Slam, they beat the All Blacks twice, so they’ve got players in the squad with a lot of experience and that mental strength.If they’ve done it before, they can do it again. Not many teams can say that. It’s going to be fascinating, it’s going to be brilliant. Unfortunately, I’m not going out (to Japan). I’ll be in Thailand, so I’ll get close!Can the home nations do anything? Any upsets?In 2015, when Eddie Jones was in charge of Japan, they beat South Africa in Brighton. That’s the sort of upset you could get in Japan. As long as it’s not Japan v Scotland.Yeees! Greig Laidlaw scores against Samoa at RWC 2015 – the sides meet again in Kobe (ActionPlus/Corbis)But it might be, it might be Japan v Ireland – who knows? You can’t take these teams easily – they’re well prepared nowadays. There’s less difference between these teams in the big matches. And you’ve got a lot of Kiwis, Aussies and Islanders playing for Japan nowadays.It’s going to be a good World Cup, people will get behind it. A lot of people will travel from the southern hemisphere as it’s a little closer to them.Who will light up the World Cup?Hopefully someone like Finn Russell. You want the players from your own country to be the ones that are lighting it up.Beauden Barrett has not had a World Cup (he played six games in 2015 but only started once), he’s somebody I enjoy watching. He’s still on his day the best fly-half in the world. He’s not the best kicking fly-half in the world but he’s certainly the best running fly-half in the world. 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first_img Area:  4319 m² Area:  4319 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs 2015 Year:  CopySocial Housing•Antibes, France 58 Social Housing in Antibes / Atelier PIROLLET architectes France “COPY” Save this picture!© Serge Demailly+ 14 Share 2015 ArchDaily Social Housing ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Year:  CopyAbout this officeAtelier PIROLLET architectesOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureSocial HousingAntibesFrancePublished on January 05, 2016Cite: “58 Social Housing in Antibes / Atelier PIROLLET architectes” 04 Jan 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Classic™ SeriesVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ AbstractFaucetshansgroheKitchen Mixers – Talis MShower ColumnsAXORShowers – AXOR LampShower by NendoWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsMega-Panel Facade SystemsConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMTable LampsAxolightTable Lights – SkirtDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Glass Pivot Door – Rabel 8700 Slim Super ThermalUrban ShadingPunto DesignPublic Architecture in Residential ComplexExterior DeckingHouse of BambooDecking – BambooAnti-Corrosive CoatingsTIGERPowder Coating – Drylac® Bianco 605More products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?昂蒂布 58 社会住宅 / Atelier PIROLLET architectes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 “COPY” 58 Social Housing in Antibes / Atelier PIROLLET architectesSave this projectSave58 Social Housing in Antibes / Atelier PIROLLET architectes Architects: Atelier PIROLLET architectes Area Area of this architecture project photographs:  Serge DemaillyPhotographs:  Serge DemaillyDeveloper:SACEMAProjects Manager:Sylvain PirolletEngineering:Projex, Ab Sud, Projex, Ab SudCity:AntibesCountry:FranceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Serge DemaillyText description provided by the architects. The challenge is to create a global project of social diversity in a strongly sloping terrain. The project moved into the slope with its base of textured concrete. This creates a large central patio that offers a comforting horizontal space.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe project consists of social housing and accession. This is to create a harmonious whole without differentiation between. It is a contemporary and resolutely mediterranean project.Save this picture!© Serge DemaillyAll the accommodation is through, they are serviced by outside walkways integrated in the volume of the frame. The Outside walkways are treated as beneficially living spaces sheltering cellars and allowing people to meetSave this picture!SectionLight wells are used to create natural ventiltations for windows kitchens and bathrooms. The deep loggias allow to create a real shady space continuity salon.Save this picture!© Serge DemaillyHanging gardens on the upper floors are split volumes to let light inside the patio. Flaps “butterflies” are used to create suns breezes when they open.Save this picture!© Serge DemaillyProject gallerySee allShow lessStayokay Hostel and Natuurpodium / Personal ArchitectureSelected ProjectsCôte&Ciel / LinehouseSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Antibes, FranceLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Projectslast_img read more

first_img Lead Architect: Area:  1076 ft² Photographs Houses Photographs:  Andrés Villota Projects Turin Horse / Jorge Ramón Giacometti Taller de Arquitectura “COPY” Ecuador Architects: Jorge Ramón Giacometti Taller de Arquitectura Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Andrés Villota+ 20Curated by Clara Ott Share CopyHouses•Calacalí, Ecuador ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Turin Horse / Jorge Ramón Giacometti Taller de ArquitecturaSave this projectSaveTurin Horse / Jorge Ramón Giacometti Taller de Arquitectura Jorge Ramon Giacometti ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Design Team:Francisco Trigueros, Santiago Vaca, Patricio Cevallos, Martin Feustel, Mathieu Lamour, Gabriel Utreras Betancourt, Las Manos Sucias.Engineering:Patricio CevallosCity:CalacalíCountry:EcuadorMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Andrés VillotaRecommended ProductsWoodEGGERWood-based materials in EGGER HeadquartersRenders / 3D AnimationVectorworksVectorworks ArchitectWindowsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Unit-Glaze SystemWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 82 ADText description provided by the architects. The client, an Ecuadorian writer, came to the workshop with an assignment: to design and build his house in the crater of the Pululahua volcano.  To accomplish so, he provided us with a watercolor painting that portrayed a stage of the Italian theater. He also asked us to read a couple of his novels and gave us the task of watching a Hungarian film called “The Horse of Turin”. Finally, we agreed to meet six months later with a proposal. Save this picture!© Andrés VillotaSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Andrés VillotaAs a result, we translated these references into a house that was fundamentally divided into two parts. The first one, made up of the living room, the dining room and the kitchen. These would be the public spaces, alluding to the Italian theatre stage. The second part would distribute two bedrooms, a study, a library and a bathroom, allowing the writer to have a solitary retreat using this reading area. Save this picture!© Andrés VillotaSave this picture!© Andrés VillotaCurrently, the project is located on a slope of the crater with an open view of the horizon sunset showing the Chivo and Pondoña hills. On a base, a rear retaining wall and a concrete slab, a light structure was erected: braced with wooden slats. This was covered with recycled red pine staves. The walls were filled in with rammed and compacted earth and hay bales. We call this system of (twelve-centimetre-thick) earthquake-resistant walls: rammed earth with lost formwork. Beams and cable tensors rest on this system.  On top of these, a lightweight roof made of recycled triplex and asphalt resin. Finally, the wood was polished and sealed to protect it from the weather. Save this picture!© Andrés VillotaSave this picture!Section ASave this picture!© Andrés VillotaAs the project was far away, the distance became a challenge that extended the work for more than two years.  The nights of camping under the stars were definitely worth it.Save this picture!© Andrés VillotaProject gallerySee allShow lessHouse at Otago Bay / Topology StudioSelected ProjectsDamiani Ballroom / ES ArquiteturaSelected Projects Share “COPY” CopyAbout this officeJorge Ramón Giacometti Taller de ArquitecturaOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCalacalíOn FacebookEcuadorPublished on December 03, 2020Cite: “Turin Horse / Jorge Ramón Giacometti Taller de Arquitectura” [Casa El caballo de Turín / Jorge Ramón Giacometti Taller de Arquitectura] 03 Dec 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – LogisVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteCupa PizarrasVentilated Facade – CUPACLAD UprightGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60ConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Copper FinishesStonesFranken-SchotterWall Covering & CladdingWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusSwingsStudio StirlingHanging Chair – BasketWallcovering / CladdingArrigoni WoodsWood Cladding – AcousticMore 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

first_img News Nigerian investigative journalist forced to flee after massacre disclosures to go further June 10, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information NigeriaAfrica Protecting journalistsOnline freedomsMedia independence InternetFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment Receive email alerts If the Prohibition of Hate Speech Bill is passed in its current form, a journalist could be jailed for an article that is deemed to be “threatening, abusive or insulting” and could be sentenced to death by hanging if it “causes any loss of life.” The bill has already passed its first reading in the senate, but could be amended on second reading.The Protection from Internet Falsehood and Manipulations Bill also contains many provisions that could create serious problems for journalists. For example, they could be imprisoned for publishing content “likely to be prejudicial to the security of Nigeria, public safety, tranquillity, public finances and friendly relations of Nigeria with other countries.”“In their current form, these bills contain vague and imprecise provisions with extremely harsh penalties that violate international law and are likely to be used to gag the media,” said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “These bills provide new possibilities of prosecuting journalists who use their right to criticize in a country where the legislative arsenal is already very oppressive and is already often used to suppress free speech.”Nigerian civil society is very critical of the bills and dozens of people demonstrated outside the national assembly in the capital, Abuja, on 27 November, calling on the senate to abandon them.Nigeria’s criminal code, terrorism law and 2015 cyber-crime law already provide for imprisoning media personnel and are often used to arbitrarily arrest journalists who criticize corruption and misgovernment.Recent victims include Agba Jalingo, the publisher of the online newspaper CrossRiverWatch, who has been held since August on treason charges for criticizing the governor of Cross River State.Bills designed to criminalize hate speech and disinformation have been proposed in several African countries in recent months, including Cameroon and Ethiopia.Nigeria is ranked 120th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. News News Follow the news on Nigeria January 28, 2021 Find out morecenter_img Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is concerned about two bills intended to combat hate speech and online disinformation that Nigeria’s senate is currently discussing. As they stand, they provide for disproportionate penalties and could become dangerous weapons against the freedom to inform. Twitter blocked, journalism threatened in Nigeria Nigerian news site deliberately blocked, expert report confirms NigeriaAfrica Protecting journalistsOnline freedomsMedia independence InternetFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment Organisation News RSF_en February 8, 2021 Find out more December 16, 2019 Two bills before Nigerian senate threaten press freedom Senate President Ahmed Lawan (L) is being sworn in as Senate President during the inauguration of the Nigerian 9th National Assembly in Abuja. 06/2019 Kola SULAIMON / AFP last_img read more

first_img RSF_en November 20, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 International community urged to support journalists forced into exile News Reports April 28, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information MexicoAmericas Receive email alerts May 5, 2021 Find out more Claudio Tiznado, a reporter with Géneros, a newspaper based in Hermosillo, in the northwestern state of Sonora, requested asylum in Tucson, Arizona, in May 2007 but was unsuccessful and returned to Mexico a few months later. Misael Habana had a similar experience. Habana used to co-produce a news programme on the privately-owned national TV station Televisa with Amado Ramírez, who was murdered in Acapulco, in the southwestern state of Guerrero, on 6 April 2007. He requested asylum in Canada but gave up after seeing it was going to take a very long time.At least six journalists working for various news media have been threatened recently in Ciudad Juárez. For obvious security reasons, Reporters Without Borders will not publicly identify these journalists, but it is ready to provide their details to the appropriate international bodies.The offensive launched by the federal authorities against drug trafficking after President Felipe Calderón took office in 2006 triggered an unprecedented response from the drug cartels while failing to eradicate organised crime’s penetration of both the state and federal governments. More than 4,000 people have been killed since the start of the year in Mexico as a result of this undeclared war.At total of 44 journalists have been killed in Mexico since 2000, half of them gunned down by organised crime. Another eight have gone missing since 2003. Two other journalists are being held for unclear reasons. One is Jesús Lemus Barajas, the editor of the regional daily El Tiempo in the southwestern state of Michoacán, who had been held since 7 May for alleged drug trafficking – a subject he was investigating at the time of his arrest. The other is Roberto Tepepexteco Hipólito of the daily El Debate de los Calentanos in the state of Guerrero, who was arrested on 6 September after covering a clash between presumed drug traffickers and federal agents.The western hemisphere’s most dangerous country for the media, more dangerous even than Colombia, Mexico was ranked 140th out 173 countries in the latest Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Follow the news on Mexico MexicoAmericas center_img News Organisation 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state News May 13, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders believes that action by the international community is more necessary than ever in the face of the wave of terror that has hit the northern city of Ciudad Juárez since the start of the month, in which journalists have been among the most prominent victims.As an emergency measure, Reporters Without Borders calls on the US border authorities to make the necessary humanitarian provisions for journalists who are forced to flee into exile. In particular, it requests the immediate release of Mexican journalist Emilio Gutiérrez Soto – held in the Texan border town of El Paso since June after entering the United States in an unauthorised manner – while his asylum request is considered. A Reporters Without Borders representative is to visit him today.“Basic freedoms, beginning with the freedom to report the news, sound like hollow words in a situation that requires help from the international community with keeping the peace and combating impunity,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Humanitarian assistance is also needed from other countries, especially the United States and Canada, which can expect to see journalists arriving and asking for their protection,” the organisation continued. “These countries cannot ignore the risks these journalists face in their own countries or, even less, treat them as a threat. This is why we regard Emilio Gutiérrez’s prolonged detention at the request of the US immigration authorities as shocking and incomprehensible.”A reporter for the El Diario newspaper in Ascensión, in Chihuahua state (of which the capital is Ciudad Juárez), Gutiérrez fled to the border with his 15-year-old son on 15 June because he had been getting death threats believed to have come from members of the Mexican military. After identifying themselves to a US immigration patrol, they were placed in detention. The son was released and is now in the care of relatives in El Paso. But Gutiérrez has remained in detention despite a recent reminder by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees about the obligation to provide asylum. He could remain there for several more months as a hearing scheduled for today has been postponed until March.A journalist employed by the same newspaper, Armando Rodríguez Carreón, was gunned down outside his Ciudad Juárez home on 13 November. During his funeral, Jorge Luis Aguirre, the editor of the online newspaper La Polaka, received a call on his mobile in which he was told “you will be next.” As a result, he decided to travel to the United States with his family. Luís Horacio Najera, a correspondent for the national daily Reforma, has been holed up in Canada for the past month. The managing editor of Reforma, Alejandro Junco de la Vega, publicly announced his decision several months ago to go into exile in the United States for safety reasons. Reporters Without Borders calls on the US and Canadian authorities to make the necessary humanitarian provisions for Mexican journalists who are forced to flee into exile because of threats from the drug cartels. The organisation will today visit one of these journalists, Emilio Gutiérrez Soto, who is being held in the Texan border town of El Paso at the behest of the US immigration authorities. 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first_imgSports Women’s Basketball Sets New HP Gym Low Score By ROBERT LEWIS Published on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 | 12:40 pm Business News Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Top of the News First Heatwave Expected Next Week HerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Beauty Secrets Only Indian Women KnowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *center_img Community News Subscribe More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Lancer Emiko Powell goes up for a layup during the Lancers loss Friday night, image by Richard Quinton.Cerritos College limited the Pasadena City College women’s basketball team to its lowest score in Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium history in defeating the Lancers, 67-40, Friday night in a South Coast Conference crossover game. The gym opened its doors in the 1999-2000 season.The Lancers, who entered the contest as the No. 12-ranked team in Southern California, had a miserable shooting night from the floor, making only 12 of 55 shots (21.8 percent). The previous low by a PCC team at home was 43 last season v. Long Beach City College. The last time PCC scored as few points was at Mt. San Antonio on Dec. 21, 2012 in a 57-40 defeat.The Lancers (11-9 overall) made only 50 percent from the free throw line, 14 of 28 attempts.The No. 10-rated Falcons (14-7) rained down 11 shots from beyond the 3-point circle, including four each by Verenice Gomez (13 points) and Allyson O’Brien (15 points). PCC hit just 2-for-17 on 3s. Cerritos outrebounded Pasadena, 60-40.Freshman point guard Emiko Powell, a late add to the starting lineup, led PCC with 10 points while forward Ilianna Blanc had eight points and six rebounds before fouling out late in the game.Pasadena was at least consistent in its low scoring as the team registered 10 points each in the four quarters of play.PCC begins the 8-game, SCC North Division schedule Wednesday, Jan. 20 in a 5 p.m. tip-off at Los Angeles Trade Tech. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a commentlast_img read more

first_img Pinterest Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Previous article011219_Gymnastics_09Next article010818_Superintendent Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp City Council making board changescenter_img Twitter TAGS  Odessa City Hall The Odessa City Council gave their first unanimous approval of an ordinance that would amend the city code relating to board members, allowing them additional members to existing boards. Interim City Attorney Gary Landers told Council members the ordinance would amend the code in several different places relating to many city ordinances, part of which would allow existing city boards that do not have as many as seven members to have additional members added to move up to seven. City boards with some regular members with less than seven and some alternate members would be changed so alternate members are regular members. “This actually allows the City Council to take the step of having each individual council member be able to designate the person you want to be appointed on that board,” Landers said. These changes come after the November election, which gave the Mayor of Odessa the ability to vote on agenda items, and also created an additional at-large council seat. Council also gave first approval to an ordinance that would establish a statute of limitations of 20 years for lawsuits and disputes regarding Odessa city limits, which Landers said the Council could adopt under state law. “This is a state law that says people have 20 years in which to bring lawsuits and disputes about city limits,” Landers said. Both ordinances will need a second, final approval before they are ratified. City Council also unanimously approved the seven new members of the Tax Incremental Reinvestment Zone Board. This board will oversee the TIRZ downtown, which freezes property tax revenues at a base level within the TIRZ, so as property values rise as the area is developed, revenues collected above that level can be used for further projects in that same zone. The boundaries are Second to Eighth Streets and Adams Avenue to Bernice Avenue. Two of the TIRZ board members were selected by their former opponents in the last election—District 3 Council Member Detra White selected Craig Stoker, and District 4 Council Member Tom Sprawls selected Richard Pierce. Also appointed were Jackie Johnson by District 1 Council Member Malcolm Hamilton, Dale Jenkins by District 2 Council Member Dewey Bryant, Gavin Norris by District 5 Council Member Mari Willis, Jason Harrington by At-Large Council Member Peggy Dean and Toby Eoff by Mayor David Turner. There is no meeting yet set for the first TIRZ meeting, and more board members will need to be appointed by governing entities partnering with the City on the TIRZ. The Ector County Hospital District board agreed to join the TIRZ Tuesday night, and Odessa College is also on board. Bryant was also appointed to be mayor pro tem during the meeting, which means he will fill Turner’s role at meetings when Turner is absent. City Council also approved two donations to Odessa Fire Rescue during the meeting, one $10,000 donation from Chevron and a $15,000 donation from Occidental Petroleum. OFR Fire Chief John Alvarez told Council members the donations would be used to purchase items for the department, including tactical vests and helmets. Jim Rector, a council appointee on the planning and zoning commission, spoke to the Council during the public comment period at the end of the meeting, asking them to consider putting an animal shelter update on the agenda sometime this year. “For those of you who have not been to our animal shelter, it’s deplorable, no question about it,” Rector told Council members. Rector said he was aware of trouble staffing the shelter as well, and said he knew one employee left because the situation they have to work in is as deplorable as the condition they keep the animals in. He told Council he has visited four different animal shelters, one being in Midland, and said Odessa was way behind. “It’s embarrassing,” Rector said. “It’s not even humanitarian as a matter of fact.” Hamilton asked City Secretary Norma Grimaldo to set a meeting for the Council to take a tour of the animal shelter before the meeting adjourned.IN OTHER BUSINESS, THE COUNCIL APPROVEDCity Council minutes, Dec. 11, 2018.City Council Retreat minutes.City Council Work Session minutes, Jan. 2.Authorizing the City of Odessa Police Department to apply for and accept; amending the fiscal budget to appropriate awarded funds as additional revenue and authorizing the expenditure of awarded grant funds from the 2020 STEP Speed, Occupant Protection, Intersection Traffic Control, Distracted Driving and Driving While Intoxicated Grant.A bid award approving the replacement of the playground safety surface material at Progressive Park for $375,298.An award of bid for asbestos abatement and demolition of three commercial structures for $67,860.An annual contract for the purchase of sodium hydroxide for $205,000.The purchase of two Animal Control trucks for $141,040.The purchase of roll-off trucks for Solid Waste for $390,956.The purchase of trucks for the Police Department for $123,125.The request by 2012 Cross B, LLC, owner, for original zoning of Special Dwelling District (SPD) on an approximately 55.47 acre tract of land, Section 46, Block 41, T-1-S, T&P RR. Co. Survey, Ector and Midland Counties (northeast of the vicinity of proposed E. Yukon Road and Aaron Randy Brinlee Parker Road, south of the city limit line.) (First approval.)The request by Crossroads Fellowship and Compass Academy Charter School, Inc., owners, and LCA, agent, for original zoning of Multi-FamilyOne (MF-1) on an approximately 6.1 acre tract in Section 9, Block 41, T-2-S, T&P RR Co. Survey, Ector County, Texas (southeast of the corner of 56th St. and Billy Hext Road.) (First approval.) Twitter Local News WhatsApplast_img read more

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Meeting the Challenges of Inventory Shortage The housing market in the U.S. fell 7.3 million units short of meeting the demand for homes between 2000 and 2015, according to a report titled Housing Underproduction in the U.S. by Up for Growth National Coalition, ECONorthwest, and Holland Government Affairs.The report, which focused on 22 states and Washington, D.C., found that they fell short by around 5.4 percent of the total housing stock over the 15-year period and that this underproduction had created a supply and demand imbalance that was reflected in today’s high home prices. While almost every state fell short of housing supply, California accounted for over 45 percent of the total supply at nearly 3.4 million units, the report indicated.“The housing shortage is far more severe than originally believed and much more widespread,” said Clyde Holland, Founder, and CEO of Holland Partner Group and Executive Chairman of Up for Growth. “From California to Maine, the supply of housing is simply not matching its growing demand. Not building enough new housing pushes rents up, forces quality of life down, and is a significant drag on the economy.”Making a case for development close to high transit areas to alleviate the supply-demand gap, the report took two future scenarios into consideration. In the first scenario, the report analyzed the development of housing using the current pattern and found that 54 percent of the 7.3 million new units would be single-family homes, 40 percent would be middle and medium density homes such as townhomes, cottage clusters, and mid-rise buildings; and 6 percent would be multifamily apartment towers.This scenario, the study said, would require much more land and infrastructure installation. It would also not cater to the lifestyle choices of younger Americans.In the second scenario, if housing development leveraged existing infrastructure to achieve higher density inside transit corridors, 10 percent of the new 7.3 million units would be single-family homes, while 61 percent would be in the middle and medium density developments. Twenty-nine percent would be in multifamily apartment towers, the study indicated.According to Dr. Chris Herbert, Managing Director of Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies, this report made a strong analytical case for policies that would enable a greater volume of higher density, transit-oriented development. “The findings offer compelling evidence that such policies would reduce infrastructure costs and vehicle miles traveled and expand the supply of housing, helping to alleviate upward pressure on rents and home values,” Herbert said. Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: apartments Cottages Demand Homes HOUSING Single-Family Homes Supply Townhomes Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Meeting the Challenges of Inventory Shortage Related Articles Sign up for DS News Daily center_img  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. apartments Cottages Demand Homes HOUSING Single-Family Homes Supply Townhomes 2018-04-17 Radhika Ojha Previous: The Single-Family Rental Surge Next: For U.S. Housing, When Will Familiar Trends Shift? April 17, 2018 1,881 Views in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Radhika Ojhalast_img read more