Plastic Industry Mauritius Limited (PIM.mu) HY2016 Interim Report

first_imgPlastic Industry Mauritius Limited (PIM.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Paper & Packaging sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about Plastic Industry Mauritius Limited (PIM.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Plastic Industry Mauritius Limited (PIM.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Plastic Industry Mauritius Limited (PIM.mu)  2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfilePlastic Industry Mauritius Limited is a company headquartered in Ebene, Mauritius and engages in the manufacturing of plastic products for domestic and industrial purposes destined for local and regional markets. Plastic Industry Mauritius Limited designs products for distribution in the including industry, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and food processing and households sectors. Plastic Industry Mauritius Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Stock market crash: A FTSE 250 stock dividend stock I’d buy to get rich and retire early

first_imgStock market crash: A FTSE 250 stock dividend stock I’d buy to get rich and retire early 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. 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. 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To complete the set came staggering jobless claims numbers from the US, showing that more than 25m Americans have filed for unemployment in the past month.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…This data, like much before it, was much worse than analysts had been expecting. Share markets could start to crash again if this trend continues.Protect yourself from another stock market crashIt seems like having exposure to some safe-haven assets could prove a good idea, then. Investors don’t only have to contend with the severe social, economic, and political costs of the Covid-19 pandemic. They also need to be prepared for a escalation in hostilities between the US and Iran, a scenario that would turbocharge demand for less-risky assets.One great way to do this is to buy shares in gold-producing stocks, I reckon, shares that could rocket while everything else crashes. Centamin (LSE: CEY) is one such company I’d happily snap up because of its brilliant value for money. At current prices of 160p per share, it carries an undemanding forward price-to-earnings (P/E) multiple of 14.2 times.A final reason why the FTSE 250 stock is such a great buy today is its dividend yield. Right now investors can tap into a chunky figure of 3.6%. Compare this to investing in, say, a gold-backed exchange-traded fund (ETF) or pieces of physical metal. These particular assets offer no dividend at all!$3k gold?Amid signs of fresh macroeconomic and geopolitical damage, bullion prices have found themselves back on the charge again. Gold moved back above $1,750 per ounce again to fresh seven-year highs. Analysts are beginning to believe, too that this is just the beginning.Take the boffins at Bank of America-Merryll Lynch, for example. A fresh report from the bank expects that the yellow metal will almost double to reach $3,000 an ounce by October 2021. Such a scenario would crash the current record of $1,920 per ounce punched almost a decade ago.Praising the metal as “the ultimate store of value” in these troubled times, Bank of America continued that “as economic output contracts sharply, fiscal outlays surge, and central bank balance sheets double, fiat currencies could come under pressure.”It pays for individuals to always have gold exposure in their investment portfolio in some way, shape or form. Financial market volatility is nothing new, after all. And buying the likes of Centamin is a particularly good idea to protect your wealth from another share market crash. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”center_img 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. Image source: Getty Images. Royston Wild | Thursday, 23rd April, 2020 | More on: CEY Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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. Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Royston Wildlast_img read more

Bob Poe’s Campaign Gets Personal

first_img“She told me that she’s recently been diagnosed with HIV and thought she had a death sentence,” Poe said. “I really just wanted to hug her and let her know that I, too, have HIV and that I’ve been able to live out all of my hopes and all of my dreams, and she could, too.”He revealed the diagnosis in an interview with Watermark Magazine as well as a video posted to his Facebook page.Poe’s opponents for the Democrat primary on August 30th are Val Demmings, Geraldine Thompson and Fatima Fahmy. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Previous articlePilot Program Helps Parents and Troubled ChildrenNext articleUrgent Need for O Negative Blood Donors Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Bob Poe Announces; “I’m HIV positive.”Bob Poe, a candidate for Florida’s 10th Congressional District, revealed on Thursday that he is HIV positive.In a press release Poe said;“Eighteen years ago, I was diagnosed with HIV. Don’t worry – I’m perfectly healthy, and I feel great. But, that’s largely because I got tested – and as soon as I was diagnosed, I started treatment. Why am I telling you this, and why now? It’s because there’s a lot of fear, shame, and stigma surrounding HIV – and it’s totally unnecessary. Watch the video below, and hear why I’m sharing this news.I’ve always said, if you want to make a difference, you have to be the difference. And I didn’t want to wait until I get to Congress to be that difference.That’s why it’s time to start a new conversation in our Central Florida community on this issue. A conversation that lets people who feel alone and afraid know that with the right treatment, they can have all their hopes and dreams – just like I have.I hope you’ll join me on this journey.”In the video Poe said he felt compelled to reveal his diagnosis after encountering a recently diagnosed HIV positive woman while canvassing in District 10.center_img Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Ph4 House / T38 Studio + Pablo Casals-Aguirre

first_img Area:  496 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Ph4 House / T38 Studio + Pablo Casals-AguirreSave this projectSavePh4 House / T38 Studio + Pablo Casals-Aguirre Houses Mexico Ph4 House / T38 Studio + Pablo Casals-Aguirre Save this picture!+ 18 Share Text description provided by the architects. Located in Tijuana, México, Ph4 house’s main objective is to create a balance between privacy and openness, the project was mainly developed from two constraints. The first one is that the house will be inhabited by an elderly couple, so most of the program is on the first floor, a long glass and concrete box which breaks in the transition between the public and private space.Save this picture!Superimposed is a solid volume which twists itself in the opposite direction as the one below, ending in a 7 meter cantilever across the garden. A concrete staircase leads up to the projecting first floor, which houses a guest bedroom and study.Save this picture!The second is the site, a triangle with a narrow street facade, the rest of the perimeter is adjacent to other houses. It was decided to set the main volume on the center of the site, thus creating connections between interior and exterior along the succession of programatic spaces and a pathway around the house.Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessParis Market Lab / Ayrat Khusnutdinov and Gemawang SwaribathoroArticlesUrban Island Prototype 01 / Erick KristantoArticles Share CopyAbout this officeT38 StudioOfficeFollowPablo Casals-AguirreOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTijuanaHousesMexicoPublished on March 02, 2012Cite: “Ph4 House / T38 Studio + Pablo Casals-Aguirre” 02 Mar 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardBedsFlorenseBed – UpholsteredSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Qd-ClassMetal PanelsTrimoMetal Panel Finishes – ArtMeSkylightsLAMILUXRooflight F100 CircularWire MeshGKD Metal FabricsMetal Fabric in TransportationSystems / Prefabricated PanelsInvestwoodCement-Bonded Particle Board – Viroc NatureMetal PanelsRHEINZINKSeam Systems – Flatlock TilesSofasMenuDining Bench – EaveTablesArtisanCoffee Table – BloopMore products »Read commentsSave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 stream “COPY” CopyHouses•Tijuana, Mexicocenter_img 2011 “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/213128/ph4-house-t38-studio-pablo-casals-aguirre Clipboard Architects: Pablo Casals-Aguirre, T38 Studio Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/213128/ph4-house-t38-studio-pablo-casals-aguirre Clipboard Projects Year: last_img read more

La Maison Plissée / WRA- Wild Rabbits Architecture

first_img “COPY” France Houses Area:  235 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project La Maison Plissée / WRA- Wild Rabbits Architecture Interior Design: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/911265/la-maison-plissee-wra-wild-rabbits-architecture Clipboard ArchDaily Engineering Office:SCOPING IngénierieConstruction Economist:SCOPING IngénierieFluid Engineering:RabierFluides conceptLandscape Gardener:ATELIER GABRIELMetalworking Enterprise:METALEXGeneral Enterprise:SOGEA Nord-OuestCity:ParisCountry:FranceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Daniel MoulinetRecommended ProductsWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinText description provided by the architects. Montparnasse neighborhood, more precisely Pernety, in a charming little street, between some big buildings, there was a tiny house. We destroyed it. The new house has also a garden with a rose bush all over the portal but that’s it… It’s strange, it stretches on 7 floors, light weighted, slended with its nimbus of metal lacework, it’s the “Maison Plissée”, the wrinkled house.The coolest spots are up top, we access them directly by an elevator (like in the Different Strokes show). The visit patio, kitchen, panoramic roofing pack forms a little penthouse with views everywhere and a mind-blowing sunshine.The plan of the lower floors is so stiff that the clients can do whatever they desire with it. A free space on the street-side, a technical strip on the interior court where are gently aligned the staircase elevator and water room in little square slots. A curtain wall with a balcony on one side and large windows on the other. There is one function per level, the big black room that can’t manage to be dark is up top of the office & fitness which is up top of the little rooms with their hammams.Save this picture!© Daniel MoulinetSave this picture!© Daniel MoulinetWith this street facade completely glassed, from the interior the beautiful Haussmann-style in front is… there. But from the outside, the set of metal veiling on the glass reflection protects perfectly from the curious looks, it’s simply magic.Save this picture!Section 02Technical descriptionLet’s start by what we didn’t do! In the initial project the elevator cage was in CLT (cross laminated timber) and the decking too… they were supposed to be brought, “à la Parisienne”, directly by the adjoining. The kindness of the co-owners ended up by showing its limits and the final structure is a concrete framework, with active decking (heating integrated to the slates).Save this picture!© Daniel MoulinetSave this picture!© Daniel MoulinetIt’s in the stripping of the thick facade that the singular control of the project between technical tweaks and sensible adjustments reveals itself. The constructive solutions are quite simple = sliding windows, metal tape duckboards, mesh fixed on tethers but none of the less the whole thing gives out a form of evidence related to the project coordination with the digital mock-up and a prototype in the workshop. The spiraled steel mesh is produced industrially for exterior and interior architecture. Alike most metal tissues, this material is perennial and withstands clogging very well. Often used for less prestigious usages (parking lots, sports fields) it offers effects of a rare finesse.Save this picture!© Daniel MoulinetThe implementation is made by METALEX, a brand-new company particularly involved in details of digital cuts of prefabricated items. The foreshores are bent like paper on a height of over 18cm!. It’s the process continuity, the passage of very fluid relays between the architect digital model, a conception of the execution plans in 3d and a careful realization which brings such a controlled result.Save this picture!© Daniel MoulinetSave this picture!© Daniel MoulinetProject gallerySee allShow lessAECOM Reveals Basketball Net-Inspired Arena for Los AngelesArchitecture NewsCall for Entries: The Announcement of the International Consultation on the Urban De…Call for Submissions Share 2017 CopyHouses, Houses Interiors•Paris, France “COPY”center_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/911265/la-maison-plissee-wra-wild-rabbits-architecture Clipboard Projects La Maison Plissée / WRA- Wild Rabbits ArchitectureSave this projectSaveLa Maison Plissée / WRA- Wild Rabbits ArchitectureSave this picture!© Daniel Moulinet+ 49Curated by Paula Pintos Share Manufacturers: Métal concept & industrie Photographs SELLIG & RENAULT Photographs:  Daniel Moulinet, Yvan Moreau Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Architects: WRA- Wild Rabbits Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Year:  CopyAbout this officeWRA- Wild Rabbits ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsParisOn InstagramFrancePublished on July 29, 2019Cite: “La Maison Plissée / WRA- Wild Rabbits Architecture” 29 Jul 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?褶皱之屋 / WRA- Wild Rabbits 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! 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Linaya House / Delution Architect

first_img Year:  Houses Projects Indonesia “COPY” Linaya House / Delution ArchitectSave this projectSaveLinaya House / Delution Architect Save this picture!Courtesy of Delution Architect+ 23Curated by Hana Abdel Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/939364/linaya-house-delution-architect Clipboard Manufacturers: Nippon Paint, Signify, Toto, Inovar-Impreza, Modena, Niro graniteDesign Team:Muhammad Egha, Hezby Ryandi, Fahmy Desrizal, Indira Pramundita S, B. Doni MahardikaCity:CiputatCountry:IndonesiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of Delution ArchitectRecommended ProductsResidential ApplicationsCymat Technologies Ltd.Hudson Valley Home, USA – Alusion™ Stabilized Aluminum FoamFaucetsDornbrachtBathroom Fittings – TARAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesText description provided by the architects. Linaya House is a house design which is then developed in a housing complex master plan where the concept carried is iconic design. Iconic design here means that with the same building layout design, but each building facade design in this housing complex will be different from one another. While the concept for this residence itself is compact design where although it stands on minimal land, but the design of this house can accommodate the daily needs of homeowner in general.Save this picture!Courtesy of Delution ArchitectSave this picture!First floor planSave this picture!Courtesy of Delution ArchitectThe compact design of this house can be seen from the room sizes, although some of them are smaller than the room sizes of the residential house design in general, but still functional and comfortable. Responding the issue of limited land area, the communal area design is made with the concept of an open plan with minimal bulkhead, as well as the existence of void and different floor level that make this space feel wider.Save this picture!Courtesy of Delution ArchitectThe void also serves to help accommodate the occurrence of cross-circulation for lighting and natural air so that the spaces quality in this design is better. With this limited land, architect is able to design this residence in such a way so that there is not a single room that does not get direct lighting or natural air.Save this picture!Courtesy of Delution ArchitectProject gallerySee allShow lessZero House, Nearly Zero Energy Reconstruction of a Rural House / Tenio Tianjin Archi…Selected ProjectsCollins House Residential Building / Bates Smart
Selected Projects Share 2020center_img “COPY” Linaya House / Delution Architect Architects: DELUTION Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Ciputat, Indonesia Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/939364/linaya-house-delution-architect Clipboard ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeDELUTIONOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookCiputatIndonesiaPublished on May 15, 2020Cite: “Linaya House / Delution Architect” 14 May 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ NaturalPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®WindowsVitrocsaSliding Window – Mosquito NetSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 4″Sports ApplicationsPunto DesignPunto Fit in Ekaterinburg Public SpaceWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsKnobsKarcher DesignDoor Knob K390 (50)TablesVitsœ621 Side TableMore 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

Raid and arrests at one of Egypt’s few independent news outlets

first_imgNews Receive email alerts Organisation His arrest came shortly after Mada Masr reported in a story posted on its site that President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s oldest son had been removed from a senior position within Egypt’s General Intelligence Service and had been assigned a diplomatic posting in Moscow after internal criticism of his conduct. RSF_en Mada Masr reported in a subsequent statement that police raided its headquarters yesterday afternoon, seizing the ID cards, phones and laptops of the 16 staff members present, and demanding the passwords of some of the devices in order to examine their contents. Three of the journalists, Rana Mamdouh, Mohamed Hamama and editor in chief Lina Attalah were then taken to a police station, where they were held for several hours and finally released. EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independenceProtecting sources Imprisoned Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution News February 1, 2021 Find out more “This is not just another major blow to Mada Masr, which has already been weakened by the blocking of its website within Egypt. It is also another major violation of the Egyptian public’s right to be informed. The authorities must stop persecuting the media and all forms of independent journalism.” November 25, 2019 Raid and arrests at one of Egypt’s few independent news outlets During the raid, a France 24 crew consisting of Eric de Lavarene and Nadia Bletry arrived with the intention of interviewing Attalah about Zalat’s arrest. The police also detained them until two diplomats from the French embassy arrived and eventually managed to persuade the police to let them go. Since a series of protests began in Egypt on 20 September, at least 20 journalists have been detained in the biggest wave of arrests since 2014. Some of these journalists have been released. Follow the news on Egypt January 22, 2021 Find out more The first to be arrested was Shady Zalat, one of the editors at Mada Masr, whose site has been blocked in Egypt since June 2017. He was arrested at his home in the early hours of 23 November and was finally released yesterday evening. Mada Masr reported in a statement that plainclothesmen arrested him at his Cairo apartment without showing an arrest warrant. “A search of its headquarters and arrests of several of its staff members –  this is clearly the price that a news organization risks paying in Egypt if it covers a sensitive story,” said Sabrina Bennoui, the head of RSF’s Middle East desk. Egypt is ranked 163rd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. to go further Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the past weekend’s raid on the Cairo headquarters of the online newspaper Mada Masr and the arrests of four its journalists, in the Egyptian regime’s latest escalation in its harassment and persecution of independent journalists. EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independenceProtecting sources Imprisoned February 6, 2021 Find out more News Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff News As well as arresting four of Mada Masr’s Egyptian staff members, the police separately questioned two of its foreign employees, US citizen Ian Louie and British citizen Emma Scolding. Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison Help by sharing this information last_img read more

Americas

first_imgNews Receive email alerts Reports News Americas News to go further Americas Follow the news on Americas Southern Cone joins North America while Central America sinks——The process of adopting a Shield Law protecting the confidentiality of journalists’ sources at the federal level is far from over in the United States (20th) but the judicial authorities are no longer jailing journalists and violating civil liberties in the name of national security as they were in the Bush era. So the US is back in the press freedom top 20, as is appropriate for a country where the press has traditionally played its role as independent watchdog well.The other most striking development is the fall of Honduras (128th), which already had a poor ranking and where the 28 June coup d’état took a heavy toll on press freedom. The new de facto government preys on media that do not support it and has managed to impose a news blackout at the international media’s expense.Elsewhere in Central America, the problem of violent crime is undermining countries such as El Salvador, where gangs known as “maras” were already targeting the press before they murdered documentary filmmaker Christian Poveda (after the period covered by this index). The problem has also taken a disturbing turn for the worse in Guatemala (106th). Tension between the press and President Daniel Ortega’s administration explain Nicaragua’s fall to 76th position.The other major decline has been in Venezuela (124th), where a journalist was murdered against a backdrop of rampant criminal violence and President Hugo Chávez’s administration kept changing the rules that govern broadcasting with the aim of steadily silencing its critics. The sudden withdrawal of the licences of 34 regional radio and TV stations in August was part of the strategy.Already badly placed in the 2008 index, Venezuela is now among the region’s worst press freedom offenders, close to Colombia (126th) and Mexico (tied 137th). In both these countries, the security forces are partly, and in no small measure, to blame for the prevailing violence that leads to self-censorship and subjects being placed off-limits. In a state of virtual civil war since the launch of a major federal offensive against drug trafficking in 2006, Mexico has maintained its tragic status as the hemisphere’s most dangerous country for journalists, with 55 killed since 2000 (and nine since January of this year).Only Cuba (170th), the region’s unchanging dictatorship, where press freedom is non-existent, is ranked lower in the index. The meagre hopes raised by Raúl Castro’s accession to the presidency in February 2008 quickly evaporated. Two more imprisonments, bringing the number of detained journalists to 25, the frequent blocking of websites and arrests of bloggers are all evidence of the lack of any evolution in the situation of human rights and freedoms.One of Cuba’s Caribbean neighbours, the Dominican Republic (98th), slipped a few more places because of a high level of violence and an increase in abusive lawsuits against news media. An increase in physical attacks on journalists, combined with lawsuits, administrative censorship and a journalist’s imprisonment, were the reasons for Ecuador’s fall to 84th position.Bolivia (95th) moved in the opposition direction after plummeting last year. The “media war” is not yet completely over but the government gradually resumed a dialogue with a sector of the press that was partly to blame for the previous year’s political crisis, especially in provinces controlled by opposition parties that want autonomy. Long the holder of the record for physical attacks on journalists, Peru (85th) rose in the index despite the government’s recent closure of a radio station.Traditionally marred by violence and a lack of any kind of security for journalists, Paraguay (54th) and Haiti (tied 57th) have both climbed the rankings. Violence towards the media has receded in both countries and journalists are daring to tackle sensitive subjects with greater frequency. Guyana (tied 39th) has soared, overtaking Surinam (42nd), thanks to less legalistic quibbling on the part of the authorities and an end to a government policy of withholding state advertising from certain media. The government still has a radio monopoly, however.A tradition of media diversity, an increase in media democracy and in some cases a decrease in abuse of authority and other censorship attempts are the reasons for the very good rankings obtained by Argentina (47th) and Uruguay (29th), which are on a par with many European countries. Uruguay has even overtaken Costa Rica (30th) as the Latin American country with the highest ranking, staying ahead of Chile (tied 39th) and now close behind Jamaica (23rd) and Trinidad and Tobago (28th), where the press continues to be a respected institution.Brazil (71st), the regional power, finally rid itself in May of a press law it inherited from the military dictatorship, and has benefitted from the government’s efforts to improve access to information. Despite these positive changes, the government has yet to put an end to the persistent violence against the media in the big cities and in the north and northeast. Preventive censorship continues in certain states where the authorities monopolise the local media. One of the countries where prosecutions led to exorbitant damages awards, Canada (19th) fell a few places but still holds the hemisphere’s highest position. June 7, 2021 Find out morecenter_img Help by sharing this information Organisation June 3, 2021 Find out more October 20, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Americas May 13, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalistslast_img read more

Editor of online newspaper Candonga released after two weeks in custody

first_img September 25, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Editor of online newspaper Candonga released after two weeks in custody May 6, 2020 Find out more News (Photo: Yosvany Anzardo Hernández) RSF_en CubaAmericas Editor of online newspaper Candonga, Yosvany Anzardo Hernández, was finally released in the absence of evidence against him on 23 September after two weeks in custody, the Miami-based online website Payolibre reported Speaking after his release, Anzardo said that Lieutenant Orgellez at Pedernales prison in Holguín, took him out of his cell and apologised, before taking him to a patrol car in which he was driven home. to go further ————–Authorities block websites, detain 26th journalistTwo bloggers, Luis Felipe González Rojas and Yosvany Anzardo Hernández, were arrested and beaten by police in the eastern city of Holguín on 10 September and their computers were confiscated. González was released after four hours but Anzardo is still being held. His detention brings the number of detained journalists in Cuba to 26.The interview González recently gave to Miami-based Radio Marti was the probable reason for his arrest. He also keeps a blog called Animal de Ancatarilla (www.cubaencuentro.com). Anzardo is the editor of Candonga (www.candonga.org), an online newspaper for Cubans in Cuba that is currently inaccessible. He has also been reporting for the Miami-based website Payo Libre for more than three years. Payo Libre editor Pablo Rodriguez Carvajal said Anzardo has not been able to communicate with his family since his arrest.“The authorities are going out of their way to stifle any online expression of the civil society that is emerging in Cuba,” Reporters Without Borders said. “This censorship reflects the government’s refusal to accept the current and future changes on the island, which are escaping its control.”The press freedom organisation added: “It is high time that the foreign embassies in Havana remind the Cuban government of the obligations that result from its having signed the UN’s International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights in February 2008.”The website of Voces Cubanas (http://vocescubanas.com/), a platform that supports independent Cuban bloggers, has meanwhile been inaccessible within Cuba since 28 August. The same goes for the Payo Libre website since 10 September. The blog of Lia Villares (www.habanemia.blogspot.com) is also blocked, as is Yoani Sánchez’s blog, Generación Y (www.desdecuba.com/generaciony/).The Cuban government often blocks websites dedicated to daily life on the island, only to restore access after a relatively short period. This repeated censorship tactic is way of discouraging alternative sources of news and information while misleading the foreign media, which are not well represented on the island and are closely monitored by the authorities.Internet obstacle courseAs Iván García Quintero says in his blog Penúltimas Días, getting access to the Internet is a Kakfaesque obstacle course for bloggers and everyone else in Cuba, which has one of the lowest rates of Internet access in the western hemisphere. According to official sources, 13 per cent of the population is online but in practice the rate is probably lower.A public Internet connection costs six dollars an hour in a country in which the average monthly salary is the equivalent of 20 dollars, while very few Cubans have private access to the Internet. Aside from the fact that all private connections must be approved by the only Internet Service Provider, the state-owned ETECSA, computer equipment is prohibitively expensive because retail prices are the same as in western countries while, in general, the population’s purchasing power is 100 times smaller. Furthermore, connections are extremely slow, so slow that bloggers say they cannot always read what they themselves have posted online.The Dutch embassy and the US Interests Section offer free Internet access of much better quality to the public, but several hours of waiting is often necessary in order to use it. After Raúl Castro took over as president, the government lifted a ban on Cubans entering tourist hotels, which have better connections. But supervision has been reinforced again and several bloggers such as Yoani Sánchez have turned away when they tried to enter hotels.Finally, several sources say that the University of Computer Sciences is helping to monitor and censor the Internet in Cuba.With 26 journalists detained, Cuba currently ranks alongside Iran as the world’s third biggest prison for journalists, following Eritrea and China. The imprisoned journalists include Reporters Without Borders correspondent Ricardo González Alfonso, who has been held since March 2003.The western hemisphere’s last dictatorship was ranked 169th out of 173 countries in the 2008 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. 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QS BREAKING ALERT: ROSEN, A GLOBALLY RECOGNIZED LAW FIRM, Encourages QuantumScape Corporation Investors with…

first_img QS BREAKING ALERT: ROSEN, A GLOBALLY RECOGNIZED LAW FIRM, Encourages QuantumScape Corporation Investors with Large Losses to Secure Counsel Before Important Deadline – QS Local NewsBusiness By Digital AIM Web Support – February 19, 2021 NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 19, 2021– WHY: Rosen Law Firm, a global investor rights law firm, reminds purchasers of the securities of QuantumScape Corporation (NYSE: QS) between November 27, 2020 and December 31, 2020, inclusive (the “Class Period”) of the important March 8, 2021 lead plaintiff deadline. SO WHAT: If you purchased QuantumScape securities during the Class Period you may be entitled to compensation without payment of any out of pocket fees or costs through a contingency fee arrangement. WHAT TO DO NEXT: To join the QuantumScape class action, go to http://www.rosenlegal.com/cases-register-2017.html or call Phillip Kim, Esq. toll-free at 866-767-3653 or email [email protected] or [email protected] for information on the class action. A class action lawsuit has already been filed. If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than March 8, 2021. A lead plaintiff is a representative party acting on behalf of other class members in directing the litigation. WHY ROSEN LAW: We encourage investors to select qualified counsel with a track record of success in leadership roles. Often, firms issuing notices do not have comparable experience or resources. The Rosen Law Firm represents investors throughout the globe, concentrating its practice in securities class actions and shareholder derivative litigation. Rosen Law Firm has achieved the largest ever securities class action settlement against a Chinese Company. Rosen Law Firm was Ranked No. 1 by ISS Securities Class Action Services for number of securities class action settlements in 2017. The firm has been ranked in the top 3 each year since 2013 and has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for investors. In 2019 alone the firm secured over $438 million for investors. In 2020 founding partner Laurence Rosen was named by law360 as a Titan of Plaintiffs’ Bar. Many of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized by Lawdragon and Super Lawyers. DETAILS OF THE CASE: According to the lawsuit, defendants throughout the Class Period made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (1) QuantumScape’s purported success related to its solid-state battery power, battery life, and energy density were significantly overstated; (2) QuantumScape’s battery technology was not sufficient for electric vehicle performance as it would not be able to withstand the aggressive automotive environment; (3) QuantumScape’s battery technology likely provided no meaningful improvement over existing battery technology; (4) QuantumScape is unlikely to be able to scale its technology to the multi-layer cell necessary to power electric vehicles (5) the successful commercialization of QuantumScape’s battery technology was subject to much more significant risks and uncertainties than defendants had disclosed; and (6) as a result of the foregoing, defendants materially overstated the value and prospects of QuantumScape’s battery technology. When the true details entered the market, the lawsuit claims that investors suffered damages. To join the QuantumScape class action, go to http://www.rosenlegal.com/cases-register-2017.html or call Phillip Kim, Esq. toll-free at 866-767-3653 or email [email protected] or [email protected] for information on the class action. No Class Has Been Certified. Until a class is certified, you are not represented by counsel unless you retain one. You may select counsel of your choice. You may also remain an absent class member and do nothing at this point. An investor’s ability to share in any potential future recovery is not dependent upon serving as lead plaintiff. Follow us for updates on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-rosen-law-firm, on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rosen—firm or on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rosenlawfirm/. Attorney Advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210219005482/en/ CONTACT: Laurence Rosen, Esq. Phillip Kim, Esq. The Rosen Law Firm, P.A. 275 Madison Avenue, 40th Floor New York, NY 10016 Tel: (212) 686-1060 Toll Free: (866) 767-3653 Fax: (212) 202-3827 [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] www.rosenlegal.com KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA NEW YORK INDUSTRY KEYWORD: LEGAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES SOURCE: The Rosen Law Firm, P.A. Copyright Business Wire 2021. 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