ATG credits lack of racing suspension with record revenue in 2020

first_imgThe pandemic led to a significant growth in online sales for ATG, with online net revenue of SEK3.98bn, up 31.3%. Retail revenue decreased however, by 6.9% to SEK1.21bn. Topics: Finance Sports betting Full year results 2020 Horse racing ATG credited the continuation of Swedish horse racing all the way through the pandemic for its record net gaming revenue of SEK5.35bn (£453.1m/€525.7m/$621.8m), up 20.8% year-on-year, in 2020. Horse racing Sports betting in Sweden brought in a further SEK378m, up 48.8%, while casino revenue from Sweden brought in SEK288m, up 13.0%. In Denmark, sports betting brought in SEK30m and casino SEK82m. ATG credits lack of racing suspension with record revenue in 2020 “There are two underlying factors to these figures,” he said. “First: that ATG in recent years invested heavily to be able to deliver on customer expectations.  ATG then paid gambling taxes of SEK1.06bn, up 18.0%. It paid a further SEK460m in personnel costs, up 8.2%, and SEK2.36bn in other expenses, down marginally from 2019. After SEK280m in depreciation and amortisation costs, up 43.6%, ATG was left with operating profit of SEK2.24bn, a 49.3% increase. Despite being able to expand its offering as the market opened in 2019, bets on horse racing from Swedish customers still made up SEK4.54bn of ATG’s revenue, up 18.4%. Horse racing bets from Denmark, through ATG’s Ecosys subsidiary, made up an additional SEK42m. “Number two: when the rest of the sports world was shut down due to Covid-19, professional competition activities in Sweden could continue in a safe way thanks to the fact that all spectator space was closed.” After a net income of SEK2m from investments, interest and other financial sources, and taxes of SEK493m, ATG made a profit of SEK1.75bn, 50.5% higher than 2019. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Total revenue was up 19.4% to SEK6.33bn. Total revenue comprises net gaming revenue, agent revenue and other income. Hasse Lord Skarplöth, ATG’s president and chief executive, said a major reason for the operator’s success was the continuation of Swedish horse racing even as almost all other sports across the globe were suspended. Tags: Covid-19 ATG Regions: Europe Nordics Sweden 24th March 2021 | By Daniel O’Boyle Email Addresslast_img read more

Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021: RCB’s Devdutt Padikkal and Samarth century take…

first_imgEXTRAS(nb 0, w 6, b 0, lb 1, pen 0)7 Check LIVE score: Kerala vs Karnataka RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TOTAL(9 wickets; 42.2 overs)246 BATSMENRUNSBALLSSR4S6S Ronit More903654.00 Karun Nair1016016.00 Vishnu Vinod201507.50 ICC WTC Final: 10 years of Virat Kohli’s Test career, 10 best moments of India’s greatest Test skipper Jalaj SaxenaNot Out2019105.2620 Cricket Gowtham Kct Vathsal b Basil N P01000 Manish PandeyNot Out3420170.0012 F1 French GP 2021 Live: Max Verstappen to take pole position, Lewis Hamilton second Kerala Innings (Run Rate: 5.81) Devdutt Padikkalb Basil N P10111984.87102 Sreesanth1017307.30 Jalaj Saxena1013403.40 Basil Thampi706709.57 Shreyas Gopal1006426.40 Facebook Twitter Cricket EXTRAS(nb 0, w 6, b 0, lb 2, pen 0)8 Samarth R Cct Vishnu Vinod b Basil N P192158121.52223 Sreesanthb Ronit More4757.1410 TOTAL(3 wickets; 50 overs)338 Cricket Cricket Cricket Sachin Baby Cct Siddharth K V b Gowtham K273284.3801 Vathsalct M Prasidh b Ronit More929695.8363 Mohammed Azharuddeen Wst B R Sharath b Shreyas Gopal5234152.9452 Akshay Chandranb Shreyas Gopal99100.0010 by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeIPL 2020: Bad news for Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Jonny BairstowUndoIPL 2020 : Srikanth and fans slams MS Dhoni, says ‘wasted 15 Cr on Jadhav & Chawla’UndoSuresh Raina issues statement after arrest, says the incident in Mumbai was ‘unintentional’UndoKerala had won the toss and elected to field first. Karnataka’s openers Padikkal and Samarth gave their side a strong start. The former brought up his century in 118 balls at a strike rate of 84.87. However, Basil ended the dangerous partnership by dismissing Padikkal for 101.Also Read: Vijay Hazare Trophy KAR vs KER: RCB’s opener Padikkal in super-duper…Also Read: Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021: MI’s Piyush Chawla, Priyank Panchal take Gujarat…Manish Pandey then posted some crucial runs with Samarth. Karnataka posted a commanding total of 338.In reply, Kerala lost their top order cheaply. Vathsal then took charge with Sachin Baby to stabilise the faltering innings. But his impressive 92 runs knock came to an end after Prasidh caught him on Ronit More’s delivery.RCB’s new signing Mohammed Azharudeen also showed some promise coming down at number six. He scored a blistering 52 in 34 balls.However, the youngster’s efforts weren’t enough to save Kerala from getting knocked out from the domestic tournament.Also Read: DEL vs UP, Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021 Dream 11 Prediction: Uttar…Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021 – Karnataka beat Kerala by 80 Runs BOWLEROMRWECON Basil N PNot Out2366.6700 CricketLatest Sports NewsVijay Hazare TrophyVijay Hazare 2021 Basil Thampict Siddharth K V b Ronit More2540.0000center_img Akshay Chandran704706.71 Karnataka (Playing XI): Ravikumar Samarth(c), Devdutt Padikkal, Manish Pandey, Krishnamurthy Siddharth, Karun Nair, Sharath BR(w), Krishnappa Gowtham, Shreyas Gopal, Vyshak Vijay Kumar, Ronit More, Prasidh Krishna Karnataka Innings (Run Rate: 6.76) Kerala (Playing XI): Robin Uthappa, Vishnu Vinod, Sachin Baby(c), Mohammed Azharuddeen(w), Jalaj Saxena, NP Basil, Akshay Chandran, Rohan Kunnummal, S Sreesanth, Vathsal Govind, Basil Thampi Basil N P805737.13 Cricket Karnataka beat Kerala by 80 Runs to enter Semifinals of Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Rohan S Kunnummalct M Prasidh b Ronit More06000 Vishnu Vinodct B R Sharath b M Prasidh283482.3531 Siddharth K VNot Out42200.0010 Cricket BOWLEROMRWECON Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021: RCB’s Devdutt Padikkal and Samarth century take Karnataka into semifinal, KAR win by 80 Runs Robinlbw Ronit More2922.2200 Virat Kohli completes 10 years in Test Cricket: 10 things you should know about India skipper- check out BATSMENRUNSBALLSSR4S6S WTC Final Day 2 Stumps: Brilliant Virat Kohli & Ajinkya Rahane saves the day for India as bad light stops play 33 overs early M Prasidh602213.67 IND vs NZ in WTC Final: India batting coach says, ‘score above 250 on Day 3 would be good’, Kyle Jamieson feels it won’t… TAGSKAR vs KER LiveKarnataka vs Kerala Pradesh Dream11 Predictionvijay hazare trophy 2021Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021 KAR vs KER SHARE WTC Final LIVE Day 3: Weather forecast again not good, rain & bad-light all set to impact India vs New Zealand Day 3 ICC WTC Final, Ind vs NZ Day 3: Can India survive the Kyle Jamieson storm in Southampton? 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African Export Import Bank ( 2019 Annual Report

first_imgAfrican Export Import Bank ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Banking sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about African Export Import Bank ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the African Export Import Bank ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: African Export Import Bank (  2019 annual report.Company ProfileAfrican Export Import Bank is a financial institution that facilitates trade amongst African countries as well as trade between Africa and other continents. The bank provides investment banking and advisory services as well as project and export development programs in Mauritius and around the world with particular focus on the globalization of African trade. African Export Import Bank is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Temas Actualizados e Informe del Grupo de Trabajo sobre Estudio…

first_imgTemas Actualizados e Informe del Grupo de Trabajo sobre Estudio del Matrimonio Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit a Press Release Rector Collierville, TN Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Comments are closed. Featured Events Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Smithfield, NC Director of Music Morristown, NJ The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Tampa, FL [22 de septiembre de 2014] El Grupo de Trabajo sobre el estudio del matrimonio de la Iglesia Episcopal ha emitido el siguiente informe:Informe de la Labor del Grupo de Trabajo sobre el Matrimonio22 de septiembre de 2014El Grupo de Trabajo sobre el Estudio del Matrimonio continúa la labor de identificar y explorar las dimensiones bíblicas, teológicas, históricas, litúrgicas y canónicas del matrimonio – según fue encargado por la Resolución A050 de la Convención General del 2012 indicada aquí.“Estamos profundamente satisfechos por la respuesta a nuestro trabajo hasta ahora”, dijo el presidente del Grupo de Trabajo Rdo. Brian C. Taylor, y presidente de la Diócesis de Río Grande. “Querido Amado– un recurso para el estudio y debate sobre el matrimonio – se ha distribuido en inglés y español, y su continuo uso a lo largo de la iglesia está mejorando nuestro proceso de consulta de toda la iglesia. El compromiso a través de los medios sociales en nuestras páginas de Facebook y YouTube ha ampliado aún más este proceso. Recomendamos encarecidamente a los que aún no han participado de estos recursos hacerlo antes de la Convención General, para así estar mejor preparados como iglesia para discutir estos asuntos en la ciudad de Salt Lake”.Los miembros del Grupo de Trabajo también participaron en junio en una consulta patrocinada por la Comisión Permanente de Liturgia y Música (SCLM) sobre el matrimonio entre parejas del mismo sexo en Kansas City. Este evento brindó la oportunidad de consultar con los episcopales, socios ecuménicos, y los de la Comunión Anglicana en asuntos relacionados con el matrimonio en general, y el matrimonio entre parejas del mismo sexo en particular.El obispo Thomas C. Ely de Vermont, quien se desempeña en el Grupo de Trabajo sobre el Estudio del matrimonio, así como la SCLM, dijo que esta reunión ofrece “mucho para poder tomar de nuevo nuestro trabajo, basado en la conversación con las personas que viven esta realidad en el área, y escuchan los desafíos pastorales que  el clero local enfrenta”.En cuanto a la consulta de SCLM, Taylor dijo que, “Parte de nuestra responsabilidad es tener en cuenta los desafíos y las oportunidades de las normas sociales cambiantes alrededor de matrimonio. Así que fue muy útil para nuestro grupo reunirse para escuchar profundamente, a medida que continuamos examinando la cuestión principal que da forma a nuestro trabajo: ‘¿Qué es lo que nuestra iglesia podría decirle al mundo de hoy acerca de qué es lo que hace que un matrimonio sea santo y particularmente cristiano? ‘”Taylor continuó: “La sección de explicación de nuestra propia resolución A050 permite plantea esta misma pregunta en una variedad de formas, y enmarca tanto la reunión SCLM de junio, así como gran parte de nuestro trabajo durante el trienio,” es decir,    Dado que la Comisión Permanente de Liturgia y Música ha desarrollado recursos litúrgicos para la bendición de uniones entre personas del mismo sexo, enfrentó preguntas repetidas sobre el matrimonio. ¿Qué hace que un matrimonio sea cristiano? ¿Cuál es la relación entre la bendición de la iglesia de una relación, ya sea de género diferente o del mismo sexo, y una unión “matrimonio” o de lo contrario, creado por la ley civil? Es la bendición de una relación del mismo sexo equivalente al matrimonio de una pareja de diferente sexo, y si es así, ¿debe esta liturgia llamarse “matrimonio”? Debido a  que la iglesia entiende que el matrimonio afecta a muchos de sus miembros, que la Comisión considera que es importante participar en una conversación de toda la iglesia Nacional sobre nuestra teología del matrimonio.En la labor en tres grupos de estudio, los miembros del Grupo de Trabajo se centran ahora en la finalización de su informe para presentarlo a la 78a Convención General. El informe incluirá:• Teología y ensayos bíblicos sobre el matrimonio• artículos sobre la historia del matrimonio y el rito del matrimonio• un vistazo a nuestros cánones de matrimonio del pasado y los actuales, y las preguntas que se plantean• un informe sobre las consultas, conversaciones y la investigación sobre las tendencias y las normas actuales• una respuesta a lo que le encargo a la Resolución A050 de que el grupo de trabajo “aborde la necesidad pastoral de que los sacerdotes puedan oficiar un matrimonio civil de una pareja del mismo sexo”, y• el paquete sobre Querido Amado.EL grupo de trabajo también está considerando activamente las resoluciones que pueden derivarse del contenido de sus informes y/o de la Resolución 2012-A050 misma.Taylor habló por el grupo de trabajo al decir, “Todos nuestros miembros están agradecidos y honrados de ser parte de la consideración de matrimonio nuestra iglesia de, una obra que se basa en la historia, el ministerio, la lucha y la experiencia de vida de tantos otros a través de los años que han llevado hasta este día”.Comentarios, preguntas y preocupaciones pueden ser dirigidas al grupo de trabajo a Taylor, [email protected], or Joan Geiszler-Ludlum, vice-chair, at [email protected] paquete sobre “Querido Amado” se encuentra aquí PowerPoint de recursos de “Mantener Conversaciones” se encuentra aquí acceso a la página pública de la web completa para el Grupo de Trabajo A050 sobre el Matrimonio de la Convención General aquí. .LA traducción en español de “Querido Amado” se encuentra aquí acceso a la página pública de la web completa para el Grupo de Trabajo A050 sobre el Matrimonio  aquí, incluyendo su membresía.Grupo de Trabajo en página de  Facebook: de Trabajo en YouTube: Resolución completa A050 está disponible aquí. 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Yorkshire homelessness charity hosts first supporter awards

first_img  152 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14  151 total views,  1 views today Yorkshire homelessness charity Simon on the Streets has celebrated its supporters by hosting its first dedicated party and awards.Simon on the Streets organised the event to celebrate its dedicated supporters who go the extra mile to raise vital funds and awareness for the charity, which supports those sleeping rough or at risk of rough sleeping in Leeds, Bradford and Huddersfield.More than 60 people attended the inaugural Simon on the Streets Supporter and Volunteer awards, with the charity’s two longest-serving volunteers, Steve Taylor and Alastair Bowie, who have collectively been working with the charity for 36 years receiving the award for Long-Term Contribution.Sam Toolsie, who continuously supports the charity through giving her time and skills, including photographing the majority of the charity’s events, was awarded the Outstanding Contribution award, while Peter Haughton was named as the Most Enthusiastic Volunteer award, due to always being happy and willing to help the charity with anything it needs.The award for the Most Innovative Fundraising Idea went to David Stoneman, who raised funds for the charity and also broke a Guinness World Record for the fastest person to run the London Marathon in their pyjamas.Leeds-based businessman Tim Collins received the award for Most Innovative Corporate Support. Collins has raised substantial funds for the charity as part of his business’s corporate social responsibility initiative, the ‘Pay Fair’ scheme. Through the scheme Collins suggests an hourly rate, and any payments made above the hourly rate are donated directly to Simon on the Streets. He also recently marked the company’s success by donating the full payment received from its 500th client.The final award for Faith in Humanity was granted to Manjit Kaur, who runs Manjit’s Kitchen in Leeds Kirkgate Market. Following being racially and physically abused by a homeless woman, Kaur decided to turn the negative experience into something positive by organising a raffle for the charity, which has now raised almost £6000 and gained widespread coverage.Gordon Laing, General Manager at Simon on the Streets, said: “It was great to be able to show our supporters how much we appreciate them and especially provide awards for a couple of those that have gone above and beyond to help over the last few years.“We’re delighted that so many people came along to celebrate with us. With homelessness so prominent across the region, it’s really great to see people come together to support our work in helping homeless people turn their lives around.”Main image: Award winner David Stoneman and Gordon Laing Advertisement Tagged with: Awards supporter care Volunteers AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14center_img Melanie May | 7 August 2018 | News Yorkshire homelessness charity hosts first supporter awards About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via read more

Golpe y ‘contragolpe’ interrumpen estado turco

first_imgDos semanas después del colapso de un intento de golpe de estado, el presidente turco Recep Tayyip Erdogan, y su Partido Desarrollo y Justicia (AKP) aún tienen que estabilizar el gobierno turco y el estado.El régimen del AKP ha concentrado su represión contra los que considera miembros de la organización Hizmet, dirigida por Fethullah Gülen,  a quien Erdogan acusa de organizar el golpe. Gülen ha estado viviendo en el exilio en los Estados Unidos desde 1999. Antes de 2013 él y su grupo estaban aliados a Erdogan y el AKP.Ni Erdogan ni las fuerzas de Gülen representan a la clase obrera ni a una verdadera posición antiimperialista. Ambos defienden la continua opresión de la comunidad kurda, que representa el 18 por ciento de los 80 millones de personas que viven en Turquía.El 24 de julio, el CHP — un antiguo partido regente que representa a los seguidores de Kemal Ataturk, el fundador de la Turquía moderna en la década de 1920, y ahora segundo en escaños parlamentarios — realizaron una manifestación en la plaza Taksim de Estambul de cientos de miles en apoyo al AKP en contra de la los golpistas. Oradores de AKP también participaron. Las confederaciones de sindicatos DISK y KESK apoyaron esta acción.Erdogan se reunió con los líderes de la CHP y el MHP, el partido de extrema derecha que es el cuarto más fuerte en el Parlamento y obtuvo el apoyo de ambas formaciones. Él no ha buscado una reunión con la coalición socialdemócrata HDP que es pro-kurda, a pesar de que este partido habló en contra del golpe.El 23 de julio, el HDP llevó a cabo una manifestación en el parque Sultangazi en Estambul, contra el golpe del 15 de julio, pero también contra el “contragolpe” — las medidas represivas por parte del gobierno del AKP.El 31 de julio, Erdogan dijo que haría que las autoridades legales retiraran los cargos de “insultar al presidente” en contra de 2.000 personas, muchas de ellas periodistas. El gobierno de Erdogan, en el puesto desde hace una década, ha reprimido cada vez más la cobertura de los medios en los últimos años.Erdogan consolida autoridad, debilita el estadoSi bien es imposible descartar futuros ataques contra los partidos de la oposición, especialmente contra el socialdemócrata HDP, o la represión de los medios de comunicación, por ahora el AKP ha golpeado más duro contra los miembros del ejército, la policía, los funcionarios del gobierno y los educadores.Desde que el golpe falló, el régimen turco ha detenido, removido o suspendido a “más de 60.000 personas en las fuerzas armadas, el poder judicial, la administración pública y las escuelas” por presuntos vínculos con la organización de Gülen, según un artículo de Reuter del 31 de julio. Alrededor de 150 generales y almirantes – 40 por ciento de los altos oficiales – se han visto obligados a aceptar una baja deshonrosa, junto con cerca de 1.400 funcionarios de nivel medio y cerca de 9.000 soldados ordinarios.Aunque el AKP y Erdogan han podido consolidar la autoridad política y reforzar el poder ejecutivo con un estado de emergencia de 90 días declarado a raíz del golpe, es a costa de alterar la estructura de mando del ejército y la policía.Turquía, una potencia regional en Asia occidental y central, también tiene el segundo mayor ejército de la OTAN. El destino del ejército de Turquía preocupa a los imperialistas occidentales. El Pentágono, que ha capacitado a oficiales turcos desde 1950, depende de Turquía como un aliado militar contra Rusia e Irán que proporciona bases militares importantes, como la base aérea en Incirlik, que permite a EUA intervenir en la región.Según todos los indicios, el intento de golpe del 15 de julio, a pesar de ser una tentativa seria para hacerse con el poder – cientos de personas murieron y miles resultaron heridos – se puso en marcha antes de tiempo anticipando que Erdogan y el AKP llevaran a cabo una purga.  Esto plantea la pregunta: ¿Quién entre los militares hubiera apoyado el golpe si hubiera sido puesto en marcha con decisión y parecería estar ganando?Voces cercanas a Erdogan culpan a EUAEl periódico diario turco Yeni Şafak, que está supuestamente cercano al AKP, informó la semana pasada que el general retirado estadounidense John F. Campbell, quien dirigió las tropas de Estados Unidos en Afganistán, durante el año pasado canalizó $2 millones a generales turcos para apoyar un golpe de las fuerzas Gülen. Campbell y el gobierno de EUA lo niegan.Ex funcionarios de la CIA urgieron al gobierno de los EUA que aprobara la primera solicitud de Gülen para la residencia, lo que indica una posible asociación de trabajo. Es costumbre de las agencias de Estados Unidos establecer contactos en toda la sociedad en cualquier país importante, y en Turquía los EUA formaron gran parte de los militares.Voceros del gobierno turco han exigido que EUA extradite a Gülen para que regrese a Turquía. Su mensaje implícito es que deportando a Gülen, EUA puede mostrar buena fe con el gobierno turco. De lo contrario, dicen, tenemos un problema.La crítica de Erdogan hacia EUA, junto con las críticas que enfrenta de otros miembros de la OTAN en Europa, le da la apariencia de tener independencia del imperialismo. Esto puede ayudar a ganar el apoyo de la población, que es mucho más antiimperialista que su régimen.Erdogan y el AKP han adoptado recientemente medidas para ganar más espacio para maniobrar la política exterior turca en defensa de los percibidos intereses nacionales turcos. Esto incluye el disculparse por el derribo de un avión ruso en la frontera entre Turquía y Siria. Sin embargo, la clase dominante turca está obligada al imperialismo mundial por lazos económicos, diplomáticos y militares, y el gobierno de Erdogan no cambiará esto.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

The ‘New Media’: from freelancer to mercenary

first_imgThe following talk by journalist Taryn Fivek was given at a May 20 Workers World forum in New York City on “Black lives matter, Trans lives matter, USA out of everywhere!”Human beings are extremely sensitive to propaganda. It’s how we make sense of the world around us — by receiving input from other people. If I’m having a hallucination that there’s a pink elephant hanging out here in the back of the room, the only way I’ll be talked down is when everyone else confirms to me that there is, indeed, no pink elephant in the room. Sure, we can run tests, but in general this is how we orient our reality, by interacting and consulting with others, by receiving information.With this input comes the ideology of the ruling class. It’s really clear what that is in this country. You see it every waking moment of every day on the subway, on the internet, on television, just walking down the street: white supremacy, misogyny, LGBTQ phobia, xenophobia, dehumanization, shame, war.As Marxists, we understand that everything happens for a reason. So why have the bourgeois media been so totally complicit, so criminally negligent about the war against our class both at home and abroad in recent times?First, we should understand that when we speak about the media, we are not speaking of a single entity or concept. We are speaking about hundreds of thousands of people worldwide who depend on the media for their livelihood. Whether they are working in sales or, rarely, reporting from the front line, they need to eat and, well, it doesn’t hurt that everyone wants to be famous nowadays.But my point is that just as there were many who worked in the Detroit car industry, it was the bosses who cashed in on selling out the workers. A sliver of superrich, of superpowerful capitalists, made the decision for the rest of us. They were driven by what always drives them, the need to maximize profit.When the internet came around, print media got scared. When high-speed internet arrived, television media got scared. Raise your hand here if you own a TV. OK. Raise your hand if you bought a magazine in the last week. My point.So these huge conglomerates got scared and have been scampering ever since to try and figure out a way not to close shop. But the news media will never go away. They are a de facto arm of the government, what’s called the fourth estate. The state and the capitalists need the media to jam all this racist, sexist, warmongering bullshit down our throats so that we’ll keep working, keep spending, keep living life in fear and anxiety.But the media are supposed to be privately owned. Sure, we have a few public entities rolling around out there, but in general they are supposed to be independent or whatever. People turn up their noses at the idea of “state-run media” but it doesn’t really matter all that much anymore, as no media are independent.In 2012, a major news magazine was facing serious financial ruin. This publication has been around since 1843. It’s a seriously important organ for ruling class ideology, even if it’s not widely read. But, after the financial crisis of 2007-2008 and the creation of the internet, even they were scrambling. Enter content marketing.The Economist was saved by a huge, multimillion dollar cash infusion from both a major multinational and a government from the Gulf part of the Middle East. In return, they would write stories that their patrons asked for (albeit with disclaimers), write and deliver white papers, even internships.The only thing is that The Economist doesn’t use bylines. So who can be sure if the person writing the story for pay is the same one who’s supposed to be doing journalism on the same subject? What does it matter even? You’ll certainly feel the pressure either way.So the media have always taken money from sponsors who run ads, but this was different.I’d like to bring up another aspect here: the freelancer.With the advent of “New Media,” layoffs ensued, bureaus closed and suddenly a salaried position turned into a $200-a-pop deal, if that. Major publications were even trying to not pay a dime to journalists. And I ask you, how are you supposed to do good, honest investigative journalism on $200 a story?Enter the PR [public relations] firms.Role of White HelmetsWhite Helmets are a great example and can help us segue into our main subject here.Shortly after the creation of the Central Intelligence Agency in 1947, the U.S. Congress passed what was called the Smith-Mundt Act, which outlined what the U.S. government was allowed to do in terms of directly propagandizing to people who live in the United States. In 2013, it was repealed. Months later, the Syria campaign was set up in London, run by a PR firm in New York. It targeted young, Occupy-era journalists who were eager to make more than $200 writing a story. Suddenly, they had plane tickets across the world, exclusive access to people who, the PR firm said, could give them the real story.Anecdotally, a journalist I know told me of another journalist who had been approached and offered more than $10,000 per month to move to Turkey and write PR for the U.S.-backed “Free Syrian Army.” There are no editors to make them disclose this information. There are no funding inquiries that these PR firms are required to answer.If you’re a freelance journalist, you suddenly find yourself competing in a very different job market. Now you’re a mercenary, and you better stay on the boss’s good side to keep getting paid. While journalists are supposed to ask questions, suddenly you’d better not, to keep your job.Last December, before Barack Obama left office, he repealed the rest of the Smith-Mundt Act.What we have now are more and more journalists working in an intense state of anxiety and fear. They are either freelance, in which case they have to constantly appear marketable while firing off tweets and Facebook updates, making sure they appeal to potential clients. Or, they are institutional and watching freelancers face life in prison for doing their jobs, like on January 20 [the inauguration of Trump] in D.C., making them ever more eager to please their bosses, who are now dependent on what amounts to block grants from governments and major corporations.This is a serious challenge that needs to be tackled: how to spread socialism in this day and age, when journalists are too terrified to report the truth and their editors focus more on money than integrity? Social media represent a dead end, unfortunately, as we simply create all these feedback loops. We are preaching to the choir when what we need are new audiences. We need to reach out to the people somehow, sidesteping this craven bourgeois media, new or not.Workers World newspaper is more important than ever, as is “in your face” sort of propaganda. Hopefully, that’s what we’ll be discussing in the next section of our meeting. There’s a need to agitate within people’s field of vision. We need to get people off of their phones, where the science of getting and holding their attention has pushed people deeper into isolation and fear, and we need them to start paying attention to what real socialism looks like.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

“Unacceptable” enquiry clears soldiers in killing of two journalists in Palestine Hotel

first_img Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan News Reporters Without Borders today rejected a US military enquiry which has reportedly concluded that a tank crew acted in self-defence when it fired on the Palestine Hotel in Baghdad on 8 April, killing Taras Protsyuk, a Ukrainian cameraman working for Reuters, and José Couso, a Spanish cameraman with the commercial TV station Telecinquo.The report by US central command was “unacceptable,” the organisation said. The details of the findings have not been released, but Agence France-Presse yesterday quoted a US official as saying a summary was sent to the Spanish and Ukrainian governments.”All the facts at our disposal indicate exactly the opposite, that there are no grounds for claiming self-defence, and saying this is a lie,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard said. “These findings are the umpteenth US military version of what happened on 8 April and they all contradict each other,” he said.”In view of the bad faith of the US military authorities, it is now essential, four months after the tragedy, to form an independent commission of enquiry made up of international experts to shed light on all aspects of this case,” Ménard added.Reporters Without Borders has meanwhile been conducting its own investigation in Baghdad and Washington since April, and the findings will be issued at the end of September.The organisation and its judicial arm, the Damocles Network, have also tired in vain to get the allegations of war crimes by the United States referred to the International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission, which was set up in 1991 under the second additional protocol to the 1949 Geneva Conventions. This commission has never functioned because no cases have been referred to it. For the commission to be able to investigate possible violations of international humanitarian law, the states involved in a conflict must accept the commission’s jurisdiction and the United States has never done this. Organisation to go further Help by sharing this information Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” News Receive email alerts Follow the news on Iraq News RSF_en IraqMiddle East – North Africa December 16, 2020 Find out more February 15, 2021 Find out more August 13, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 “Unacceptable” enquiry clears soldiers in killing of two journalists in Palestine Hotel December 28, 2020 Find out more RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” IraqMiddle East – North Africa News Reporters Without Borders today rejected a US military enquiry which has reportedly concluded that a tank crew acted in self-defence when it fired on the Palestine Hotel in Baghdad on 8 April, killing Taras Protsyuk, a Ukrainian cameraman working for Reuters, and José Couso, a Spanish cameraman with the commercial TV station Telecinquo.last_img read more

Castle development – a catalyst for investment

first_imgEmail Advertisement Eoghan Prendergast, Shannon Development Division Manager has dispelled any lingering doubt that the street, acknowledged as “the heart of the city’s medieval quarter,” will be excluded from the castle project.“Nicholas Street and King John’s Castle are like Siamese twins – they are intrinsically linked and we will commence meetings with the street’s traders next week,” he told the Limerick Post.“This project – we’ve received €5million government funding for the castle and will secure more money for the street, is sending out a powerful message that Limerick is open for investment – it will act as a catalyst to attract in retail and industrial investment.”Despite the concerns of a number of heritage groups, individuals and city councillors regarding retention of the glass and steel fronted Interpretative Centre on Nicholas Street, all but Cllr Maurice Quinlivan this week approved planning permission for the project.Conceding that he has been particularly critical of the plans Cllr John Gilligan says:“The castle project must be done in tandem with the development of Nicholas Street – I believe that work on the street will happen in a relatively short period of time – one can’t go without the other.”He says there are 130 steps leading up to the entrance to Cardiff Castle,“This is much steeper than the Castle Street entrance to our castle – yet thousands of people visit Cardiff Castle all the time. I’m glad that Shannon Development is now actively considering using the flight of steps on Castle Street as the main entrance to King John’s – that’s the romantic looking entrance that people want when visiting a medieval castle.”Welcoming the opportunity now available to refurbish Nicholas Street “which is the vitally strategic area at the heart of medieval Limerick, Cllr Kieran O’Hanlon said that full consultation with the residents and traders of the street is vital.”Cllr Pat Kennedy criticised the omission of a banqueting hall from the castle refurbishment and Cllr Quinlivan said it is essential that “we get Nicholas Street fixed.“It is imperative that we get it right for the tourists, for the traders and for everyone using it,” he said.Mr Prendergast is confident that the remodelled castle, which will celebrate its 800th birthday next year, will be open for business by early summer 2012. NewsLocal NewsCastle development – a catalyst for investmentBy admin – May 30, 2011 733 Facebook Print Linkedin Twitter WhatsApp “Nicholas Street and King John’s Castle are intrinsically linked.”IT’S official – construction crews will be on site by August to commence work on a radical refurbishment of King John’s Castle.With just one exception, city councillors have voted in favour of the project, which is also the catalyst for a redevelopment of Nicholas Street.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Previous articleNAMA move could bring price certaintyNext articleJudge Tom’s new chapter begins adminlast_img read more

Measles outbreak in West Limerick

first_imgNewsBreaking newsMeasles outbreak in West LimerickBy Editor – May 20, 2016 1305 Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Twitter Previous articleMan charged with ‘exploiting child’ unable to take up bail at Limerick courtNext articleFather and son to face trial over Limerick ‘heinous crimes’ Editor Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Linkedin WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” The HSE Mid West Department of Public Health is currently investigating an outbreak of measles in West Limerick.Dr Rose Fitzgerald, Specialist in Public Health Medicine, stressed that “most people will have nothing to worry about as the vast majority of the population have either had measles infection or been fully vaccinated.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “We are being very cautious in this instance because measles is potentially a serious condition.  We are currently very close to eliminating measles here in Ireland,” she explained.An extensive contact tracing exercise has been carried out and all known contacts of cases have been notified and advised of the risk by HSE staff. The HSE are continuing to identify those who may have been exposed to ensure people are aware of the risk and prevent further transmission.Measles is highly infectious and is spread easily. There is a high chance that individuals who have not been fully vaccinated will develop measles if they are exposed.  As it may not be possible to specifically identify all those who have been exposed, the HSE is seeking to highlight the signs and symptoms of measles.Those who may be at risk of getting measles include anyone who did not have measles in the past and those who have not received the MMR vaccine. People require two doses of MMR for best protection against getting measles.MMR is routinely given to children one year old and 4 to 5 years old, but may be given at any age. Most people born prior to 1978 have had measles infection.People born since 1978, who have not had MMR vaccine (and never had measles infection) should make arrangements with their General Practitioner to get the MMR vaccine, which is free of charge, as soon as possible.Signs and symptoms of measles:Symptoms usually appear about 10 days after exposure with irritability, a runny nose, conjunctivitis (red eyes), a cough and an increasing fever that comes and goes. These symptoms usually last 2-4 days and can be mistaken for a cold.A measles rash usually appears about four days after the early symptoms. The rash typically starts on the forehead and spreads downwards, over the face, neck and body. The rash consists of flat red or brown blotches, which can flow into each other. It lasts about 4-7 days. Symptoms may also include diarrhoea, vomiting and abdominal pain.Anyone with signs or symptoms suggestive of measles, particularly if they have not been fully vaccinated or had measles in the past, should stay at home, not go to school or work and phone their GP and explain that they may have measles.Control of measles in Ireland has been very successful with only 6 cases notified nationally in 2015. Ireland is striving to eliminate measles entirely.center_img TAGSDr Rose FitzgeraldfeaturedlimerickMeaslesMMRPublic health Facebook Email Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Advertisement Printlast_img read more